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Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
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7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
NFV's Opex Gains Need Not Be Delayed
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The latest Future of Virtualization Index data suggests opex savings from NFV are not materializing as expected – but it doesn't have to be that way, according to Leo Zancani.
Prototypes for Narrowband IoT
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7/15/2016  |  3 comments
Deutsche Telekom is taking a collaborative approach to the development of NB-IoT applications, explains Dr. Alexander Lautz.
What Can NFV Learn From OCP?
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7/6/2016  |  Post a comment
NFV and mobile edge computing are exciting industry developments but they require hardware evolution just as much as software evolution, argues Chloe Jian Ma.
Making WiFi Service Better for Customers
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7/5/2016  |  Post a comment
As CSPs offer faster wireline and wireless services, they must focus more on monitoring and assuring the customer's quality of experience.
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.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
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The Global Video Business

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Roger Feng of Huawei shares insights on the future of video business.
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At UBBS World Tour 2016 at Moscow, Huawei showcases its outstanding progress in video technology.
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