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A Legacy Worth Saving
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10/22/2014  |  2 comments
Operators can cut the cost and complexity of extending legacy services to all-IP environments.
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
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10/20/2014  |  5 comments
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
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10/13/2014  |  4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
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10/3/2014  |  6 comments
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
Defining the Digital Service Provider
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9/29/2014  |  6 comments
Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?
Bridging the Digital Divide
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9/29/2014  |  1 comment
Here are some ideas for how cable operators can help low-income households connect to pay-TV and broadband services.
Managing & Securing SDN & NFV
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9/26/2014  |  5 comments
Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.
Operators: Leverage Advantages Over OTTs
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Operators should leverage their network, QoS, billing and big data to compete against OTT players with both consumer and enterprise offers.
Clouding the Edge for LTE-A and Beyond
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9/17/2014  |  2 comments
Is it smarter to centralize network intelligence for LTE-Advanced and 5G, or continue the Flat-IP 4G trend of pushing intelligence to the edge?
Introducing 'The New IP'
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9/11/2014  |  32 comments
Is your network built on 'The Old IP,' or are you part of 'The New IP' revolution?
Carriers Need to Rejoin Digital Value Chain
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9/10/2014  |  4 comments
Carriers are being left out of purchases made on mobile phones, but they have the opportunity to get back in the value chain for both physical and virtual buys.
SDN: Secret Sauce to the Internet of Things
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9/4/2014  |  4 comments
The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a major challenge for network operators, but SDN and NFV can help.
What's the Real Cost of Network Downtime?
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9/3/2014  |  1 comment
With the high cost of achieving carrier-grade networks, is high availability good enough?
Be Open to the Freedom of Openness
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8/29/2014  |  9 comments
Open is possible, definable and important, because an environment of freedom is a superior construct.
Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
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8/27/2014  |  3 comments
Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities – and challenges – for service providers.
Take Time to Give Time
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8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.
Lifting the Cloud Over SDN
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7/21/2014  |  5 comments
Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.
Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
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7/18/2014  |  14 comments
They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.
How NFV Gets a Foot in the Door for SDN
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7/18/2014  |  4 comments
The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.
Integrated Analytics Make or Break VoLTE Rollouts
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7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Intensive end-to-end test and measurement is essential to ensure the smooth rollout of new services like VoLTE.
EU Telecom Market, Sans Roaming Charges
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7/11/2014  |  1 comment
European Union roaming regulations are opening the doorway to an enhanced consumer experience and higher market growth.
The Big Telecom Switch
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7/9/2014  |  12 comments
There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.
Unfinished Business: Stadium Wireless in Brazil
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7/8/2014  |  3 comments
Learning some wireless coverage and capacity lessons from the World Cup.
Think Business: Building Trust in Enterprise Small Cells
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Enterprise small cells are gaining popularity for improving in-building coverage but vendors still need to follow some basic rules for building trust in this new and emerging market.
Cloud Providers: Beware DDoS Domino Effect
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7/7/2014  |  1 comment
Aggregating customer traffic in a multi-tenant setting can also aggregate the risk of DDoS attacks.
3 Barriers to SDN Adoption
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7/2/2014  |  9 comments
Just because SDN is better doesn't mean adoption will be easy.
Pay-TV Providers Stoke the Impulse Buy
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6/25/2014  |  4 comments
Pay-TV providers are in a great position to increase their platform revenue and sales of digital copies through a sustained, proactive consumer education program.
WhatsUp With mVoIP?
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6/24/2014  |  4 comments
Mobile operators need a strategy to deal with the demise of traditional voice and the rise of mobile voice-over-IP (mVoIP), and that includes working with the OTT players.
Making Things Simpler
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6/16/2014  |  8 comments
How can cable engineers reduce the complexity in both network design and configuration?
Meet Tom Wheeler, Net Neutrality Procrastinator-in-Chief
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6/2/2014  |  25 comments
Even after all these years and all this talking, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler thinks this Net Neutrality thing hasn't been discussed enough.
Empowering End-Users Through Open SDN
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5/28/2014  |  2 comments
SDN offers the promise of networking solutions without vendor lock-in, but how can industry standards be attained?
CDNs & Net Neutrality: It's Complicated
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5/21/2014  |  3 comments
Comcast is selling a CDN service, and Apple is signing paid interconnection deals with ISPs. Networks aren't neutral.
Live Sports Push Boundaries of Online Delivery
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5/16/2014  |  4 comments
Delivering live sports events online can be a nightmare, but help may be on its way for cable operators and other broadband providers.
Radio Revolutions on the Road to 5G
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5/15/2014  |  7 comments
Fresh approaches to radio technology from startups are coming to fruition, which may end up helping to power 5G.
SMS Is Far From Dead
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5/15/2014  |  16 comments
Application-to-person (A2P) messaging SMS could be the operator opportunity of 2014.
The Three Faces of SDN
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5/5/2014  |  13 comments
Vendors are vying to define SDN in ways that advantage their own products. Meanwhile, the threat from cloud providers looms like a zombie army in the distance.
The IP Transition's Real-World Impact
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5/1/2014  |  3 comments
A look at what the transition to IP means to you, me, and other people who use a phone for business and personal communications.
How Alcatel-Lucent Set a Telco Cloud Example
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4/30/2014  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent was ahead of its major peers in pivoting to a cloud-IP strategy.
FTTH in Latin America – Really?
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4/18/2014  |  3 comments
A new industry report suggests that the market for fixed broadband services in Latin America is about to grow dramatically, driven by fiber access, but I don't see it.
Demythologizing Multi-Play
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4/16/2014  |  1 comment
Not everything you thought you knew about multi-play services is necessarily so.
Small Cells: Finding Answers in 2014
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4/14/2014  |  2 comments
Small cells have taken far longer than many have expected to take hold in the market, but now, as the industry is maturing, what's needed for several different deployment scenarios?
eMBMS: Revolutionary Technology or Alphabet Soup?
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4/9/2014  |  1 comment
Will eMBMS be the mobile broadbcast technology that takes off, or the latest in a line of flops?
Downloads Keep Highest-Value Customers Consuming
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4/7/2014  |  6 comments
Those consumers who watch the most video on mobile devices may actually be willing to pay for it too.
Successfully Managing the IP Transition Is a Tall Order
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4/2/2014  |  1 comment
There are several things the FCC must do to make the IP transition successful for service providers and consumers alike.
In a Cloud Services World, Data Center Location is NOT About Latency
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3/28/2014  |  24 comments
There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.
Going All IP
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3/24/2014  |  2 comments
Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.
SDN & NFV: Evolution, Not Revolution
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3/21/2014  |  4 comments
The shift toward SDN and NFV is not so much a revolution as just the latest example of ongoing industry evolution that should spur services innovation.
Network Managers Cite SDN Roadblocks
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3/19/2014  |  2 comments
Support for SDN is overwhelming, but network managers face obstacles and concerns, according to a report from the OpenDaylight Project.
OFC: Available Now True 10G Stuff!
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3/13/2014  |  2 comments
There's lots of talk at OFC about the future of 400G, but for those who want real-world products, then there's plenty of 10G tech to touch.
Jury Still Out on LTE-Unlicensed
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3/12/2014  |  10 comments
The eventual success of LTE-U will depend on mobile operators' willingness to take on it rather than carrier WiFi -- an open question.
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

10|17|14   |   7:56   |   (0) comments


Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

10|16|14   |   6:35   |   (0) comments


Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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