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The Future of Telecom
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6/17/2016  |  1 comment
In this final blog of a three-part series, Jeff Gordon examines what operators hope to gain from going down the converged service layer route.
What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
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6/14/2016  |  2 comments
SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.
Why Niche Content Could Sink Cable TV
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6/13/2016  |  3 comments
As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Telcos
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5/9/2016  |  11 comments
Edge computing is a compelling option for telcos looking to balance tightening finances with increasing demands for bandwidth and processing speed. 
Convergence of the Service Layers
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5/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The conclusions of a new survey, commissioned by OpenCloud and conducted by Heavy Reading, suggests that the move towards converged service layers is now well underway.
Cellular, WiFi & the 'CEO Pitch'
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4/12/2016  |  Post a comment
WiFi is offering a challenge to the network-centric cellular status quo and that's something that mobile network operator CEOs recognize, believes Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser.
NFV: The Unintended Consequences
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4/5/2016  |  Post a comment
NFV can bring operational headaches as well as operational gains, argues Andy Huckridge.
The Secret of the 5G Bandwagon: SDN Is the Engine
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4/4/2016  |  Post a comment
5G is about so much more than just very high bandwidth and low latency – and SDN is going to play a key role in enabling 5G full potential, argues ONF Executive Director Dan Pitt.
WiFi: 'All About That Data'
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3/28/2016  |  Post a comment
To ensure the best possible customer experience, service providers must find ways to make more performance metrics available to users.
Wi-Fi First & Foremost
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3/25/2016  |  Post a comment
How cable operators can prepare to grasp the mobility opportunity.
Ericsson's CTO on a 5G Future
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3/22/2016  |  6 comments
We are now in the midst of a journey to 5G, says Ericsson's Ewaldsson, one that will require more co-operation across diverse industries than the mobile world has ever seen.
ZTE: What On Earth Were They Thinking?
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3/8/2016  |  6 comments
ZTE isn't the first vendor to flout US sanctions and it won't be the last.
What Privacy Means for Mobile Operators
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3/4/2016  |  1 comment
As operators implement new business models that use subscriber data, they need to strike the right balance between protecting privacy interests and creating value.
Will Google Save Mobile Operator RCS?
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3/3/2016  |  2 comments
Pulling off RCS will be a huge challenge for mobile operators, but they may be able to do it with some help from Google.
NFV Will Go Commercial in 2016
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2/15/2016  |  Post a comment
With proofs of concept completed, NFV is ready to move into commercial networks – mobile operators need to make the leap.
Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
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2/9/2016  |  1 comment
In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.
IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
Curing America's China Syndrome
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1/29/2016  |  25 comments
It's time for our industry to call BS on the US government's position on Chinese telco manufacturers.
Building a Secure DNS Architecture for NFV
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There are important considerations for companies to keep in mind when moving Domain Name System (DNS) infrastructure to an NFV implementation.
Debunking the Open Access Myths
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1/20/2016  |  35 comments
The lies, damned lies and statistics of real open access network operations.
Why Independent NFV Interop Tests Need to Go a Step Further
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1/18/2016  |  1 comment
The first independent NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation was sorely needed and must be built upon in the future.
WebRTC's Risks & Rewards: Listen Up, C-Suite
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1/15/2016  |  2 comments
While most enterprises are probably not ready for WebRTC today, there is clearly great value to be gained for the right use case.
How to Protect Subscriber Info in the Cloud
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1/13/2016  |  1 comment
Striking the balance between relying on trusted processes and security policies and achieving operational agility, especially when subscriber data is at stake, is crucial.
VoLTE: It's Not Just About Voice
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1/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Exact Ventures forecasts that the overall market for IMS core networking equipment will grow by 30% in 2016 to reach $3 billion as VoLTE drives investments.
Why Carriers Are Adopting SD-WAN
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1/6/2016  |  Post a comment
The biggest advantage that SD-WAN provides carriers is end-to-end control over services to the customer premises.
Is the New York AG Off-Base on Broadband?
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1/5/2016  |  22 comments
There's more to broadband performance than throughput.
Check Your Virtualized Blind Spot
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1/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Network Packet Brokers are key to mitigating enterprise network blind spots -- but unless chosen wisely, they can compromise visibility.
Finding the Right Home for Cloud Apps
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1/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Finding a place to run your apps is like shopping for real estate.
So It's Not Just Me Then...
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12/21/2015  |  5 comments
AsiaInfo's Dr Andy Tiller finds he's not the only one with an axe to grind over Gartner's Magic Quadrant processes.
Smart Cities: Power to the People
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12/15/2015  |  5 comments
SDN and NFV are enabling a wide range of smart city programs around the world, notes ONF executive director Dan Pitt.
Saunders of Arabia
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12/14/2015  |  4 comments
My journey to uncover the comms secrets of the KSA.
SDN & the Problem With Data Set Transfers
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12/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Large data set transfers turn out to be a perfect application for SDN as operators seek fine-grained visibility and control over their traffic physical device behavior.
Carriers Look to OTT, Apps to Offset Losses
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12/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier billing gives wireless operators new revenue opportunities in the wake of Europe's abolition of roaming charges and the rise of mobile data consumption.
Helping Streaming Video Steam Ahead
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11/27/2015  |  9 comments
Adding virtualized local content delivery capabilities to broadband networks would bring content closer to consumers and boost OTT quality.
Making OTT Pay Off With Better QoE
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11/26/2015  |  3 comments
As OTT video traffic soars, CSPs can use new probing tools to measure and improve their data customers' quality of experience more effectively.
Routers Are Facing Extinction: Let’s Not Save Them
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11/18/2015  |  12 comments
The edge router's days are numbered, argues Scott Sumner.
The Platform's Not Burning
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11/10/2015  |  6 comments
Don't panic – the platform isn't burning but is evolving quickly through open source, writes OPNFV director Heather Kirksey.
Testing Times for Our Industry
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11/5/2015  |  9 comments
Cisco has once again set the bar and challenged the New IP networking sector by opening its doors and welcoming independent testing, something more vendors should be doing.
Incumbents: Do or Die
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10/22/2015  |  5 comments
The communications industry is being turned on its head and not everyone will survive.
Cord Cutting? 'Fraid so.
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10/7/2015  |  8 comments
Cord cutting is a real and present threat to pay-TV, but it has been an erosion, not a landslide.
OpenStack & OVS: From Love-Hate Relationship to Match Made in Heaven
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10/6/2015  |  1 comment
They go together hand-in-hand in many networks but the relationship is strained – is there a way to improve the efficiency of an OpenStack and OVS deployment?
Good News for NFV Interoperability
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9/29/2015  |  6 comments
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
Analytics Holds the Key to Cable's Future
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9/29/2015  |  6 comments
Data analytics and revenue assurance are growing in strategic importance for the cable industry.
IoT Showdown: Machines Win in First Human Battle with the BOTs
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9/21/2015  |  8 comments
The introduction of IoT applications is supposed to make life easier for homo sapiens. But things are off to a bad start, according to Accedian's Scott Sumner.
Why Roberts Thinks Cable is Doing Just Fine
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9/18/2015  |  13 comments
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts sees wireless in cable's future and only gradual change in TV bundles.
LPWAN: Choice Overload and Confusion
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9/18/2015  |  6 comments
The LPWAN space for IoT is exciting, but there are too many competing technologies leading to choice overload and confusion.
Amazon Web Services Makes Its Africa Push
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9/3/2015  |  1 comment
AWS looks set to ramp up its cloud services strategy in Africa and it's not alone.
Assuring Performance in Hybrid Virtualized Networks
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9/2/2015  |  7 comments
Can network appliances be virtualized and still provide high performance at high speeds?
Can a Common Core Network Support All Services?
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9/1/2015  |  1 comment
It's possible as infrastructure convergence facilitates further services convergence.
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Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services

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In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
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Energy 2020: Creating Unique Standards for Cable's Unique Networks

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Cable's unique network requirements require a specific set of standards for operators to increase power efficiency, according to Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee, and Ian Oliver, managing director of the Trenchant Group and a member of the ...
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Hear Ray Watson, VP of Global Technology at Masergy, talk about the advantages that enterprises can leverage using Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and how Masergy takes a unique approach to solving customers' problems. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Masergy Leads the Charge With NFV Capabilities

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Hear Tim Naramore, CTO at Masergy, talk about how focusing on solving specific customer challenges, providing self-service automation tools and being laser focused on the customer experience has enabled Masergy to be a leader in the NFV space. For more information on Masergy, please visit www.masergy.com.
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Private Company of the Year - Affirmed Networks

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At BCE 2016, Steve Saunders speaks to Hassan Ahmed about Affirmed's success.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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