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Cable-Powered Wireless Faces Tech Hurdles
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4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The technical challenges of going wireless aren't small.
Three Ways for CSPs to Upgrade OSS/BSS
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
As new ambitions demand next-gen support, IBB has identified three primary ways that CSPs can upgrade their OSS/BSS systems to deliver that support.
Why Isn't Virtualization Working?
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4/14/2017  |  4 comments
To succeed at virtualization, operators need to realize that standards bodies, open source initiatives and vendor ecosystems aren't going to help.
New IP Agency Plans Test for NFV Interoperability
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
MANO in the NFV space will be put through its paces at Light Reading's fourth annual Big Communications Event in Austin next month.
Breaking Through Bias in Next-Gen Comms
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4/6/2017  |  1 comment
Take control of your career and confront stereotypes, overcome biases and achieve the full measure of success to which your talent, hard work and ambition entitle you.
Tackling NFV's Interoperability Challenges
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4/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Ken Presti explains why the work of New IP Agency (NIA) is more important than ever – and why he feels privileged to be its new director.
Manage Your Career Pace to Ensure Impact
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3/29/2017  |  2 comments
Time is your biggest asset if you use it to get you where you want to go.
Drones Drive New Revenue Streams for Mobile Ecosystem
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3/27/2017  |  1 comment
The use of drone technology is changing the game for wireless operators, argues AUVSI's Brian Wynne.
Why Being a Person in Tech Comes First
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3/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Sometimes your day job has to come before championing the women in tech cause, but that can be equally as beneficial, inspirational and productive.
March Madness: Redefining a 'Live' Event
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3/15/2017  |  1 comment
As a month-long, multi-city, 12-hour/day, multi-time zone, multi-device extravaganza, the NCAA basketball tournament poses unique streaming video challenges.
The How, What & Why of Accelerating 5G NR
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3/10/2017  |  Post a comment
As the 3GPP agrees on plan to accelerate 5G NR -- the global 5G standard -- for 2019 deployments, a Qualcomm VP walks us through the reasons why.
Pushing Your Products to the Brink
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3/9/2017  |  Post a comment
There is no substitute for testing under the most realistic conditions if you want to minimize the chances of network downtime.
The Digital Economy & GDPR
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3/9/2017  |  3 comments
Stephen Cameron and Chris Pinnock examine the implications of the impending EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is due to come into force in May 2018 and which will affect every organization that uses the data of European citizens.
Assuring the Telco Cloud
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.
A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
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2/17/2017  |  2 comments
Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.
Cloudifying the Communications Network
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2/16/2017  |  4 comments
Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center so they need to bridge the gap between the network and the cloud.
Time to Invest in Virtual Reality?
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2/13/2017  |  10 comments
Is the current virtual reality customer experience equivalent to the significant investment?
Getting Up to Speed on Microservices
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2/9/2017  |  3 comments
With flexibility and speed becoming increasingly important in service development, microservice capabilities are attracting increasing attention.
5 Technologies Making 5G NR a Reality
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Qualcomm runs down some of the technologies that will evolve into the 5G radio standard.
Nokia's Efforts to Lead in Security
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia is maintaining its strategic emphasis on network security and may have some plausible claims to be ahead of its major vendor rivals – but it still has a lot of questions to answer.
The Certification Process for G.fast
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1/24/2017  |  2 comments
Interoperability testing and product certification can help accelerate the uptake of G.fast technology.
3 Qualities of Leaders, Mentors & Mentees
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1/17/2017  |  2 comments
IEEE's Nita Patel outlines the specific overlapping and critical elements that you must possess to successfully and simultaneously be a leader, mentor and mentee.
Elastic Visibility Into Your Clouds – Without the Strain
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1/10/2017  |  1 comment
As companies virtualize, too many fail to bring anywhere near the same rigor to monitoring their cloud services that they'd applied to their physical networks -- and that's playing with fire.
Unlocking Big Data for Operational Intelligence
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12/27/2016  |  Post a comment
How cable operators can use advanced customer-aware data analytics to improve the customer experience, reduce service disruptions and cut both tuck rolls and call center costs.
5G Spectrum Sharing Brings Innovations
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Spectrum sharing is becoming a bigger issue as the 5G radio specification evolves.
Mobile Edge Computing: Building a Bridge to 5G
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10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Addressing current and future app demands while laying the foundation for mobile's next big network transition.
Stop Pulling Sports Fans & Start Chasing Them
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcasters can no longer rely on pulling audiences to the TV screen; they need to pursue their audiences on digital, wherever they are.
If Content Is King, Then Data Is Heir to Throne
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10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Why advanced data analytics are the future for streaming video services.
5G: Truth or Dare?
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9/30/2016  |  1 comment
5G could ride the traditional wireless hype cycle, or – quite possibly – break the chain, suggests Nokia's North American CTO.
Is NFV in the Doldrums?
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9/12/2016  |  6 comments
NFV feels like it's going nowhere fast, suggests Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
NG-PON2 Accelerates Past XGS-PON at 88 MPH
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9/9/2016  |  Post a comment
The NG-PON2 standard is the key to the future of ultra-broadband, believes Calix's Alan DiCicco.
It's Not Just mmWave! 5G Will Go Low to Innovate Too
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9/7/2016  |  7 comments
Amazing new 5G innovations are coming below 6GHz -- it's not just about mmWave.
High Band Spectrum & 5G: What's Next & What to Expect
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9/5/2016  |  Post a comment
5G is about more than just faster mobile broadband, notes Tom Sawanobori, SVP and chief technology officer at the CTIA.
Lessons From Rio on Net Performance
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9/2/2016  |  1 comment
What companies should glean from network traffic patterns during the Olympic Games in Rio.
The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?
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8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.
What's Up With App Fatigue?
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8/22/2016  |  2 comments
How cable operators and other pay-TV providers can differentiate themselves by helping customers find needles in haystacks. More is not always better.
Network Security in the New Service Provider Reality
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8/18/2016  |  2 comments
A new way of thinking as well as new technologies and procedures are needed for those devising network security strategies, argues Fortinet's Matthew Pley.
How Will the FCC Spectrum Decision Help Mobilize mmWave for 5G?
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8/17/2016  |  5 comments
High-frequency is on the 5G agenda after the FCC mmWave decision.
How CSPs Are Competing in Rio
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8/15/2016  |  2 comments
With the Summer Olympics now halfway over in Brazil, CSPs and other tech providers are competing fiercely for their own gold, silver and bronze medals.
NB-IoT: Setting the Pace in the Race to 5G
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8/9/2016  |  1 comment
LTE is evolving to support the Internet of Things as we head towards a massively connected 5G world.
Not So Fast on Streaming
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8/8/2016  |  6 comments
The transition from broadcast TV to online isn't just about developing the right technology; it's about crafting the right business models.
How MSOs Can Snare Big Companies
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8/5/2016  |  2 comments
In this final installment, we explain what cable operators should know about the decision-making processes of mid-market and enterprise firms.
Understanding Enterprise Needs
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8/4/2016  |  1 comment
In the third part of this series, we look at how MSOs can align products and service offerings to meet mid-market and enterprise customer needs.
Why Serving Big Businesses Is Different
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8/3/2016  |  3 comments
As they seek to move upmarket in the commercial space, cable operators must find ways to address the unique needs and requirements of midsized and enterprise firms.
LTE & IoT Boom Poses Challenges in Africa, Middle East
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8/3/2016  |  2 comments
Surging use of mobile data networks in Africa and the Middle East is forcing operators to think about backbone needs and IoT threats.
How Cable Means Business About Business
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8/1/2016  |  1 comment
In this first installment of a four-part series this week, CMG Partners looks at how much commercial services have grown for cable over the past decade and why.
Why Content Delivery's Future Is Predictive
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8/1/2016  |  3 comments
Media companies must rethink how they deliver content to meet the challenges raised by sweeping changes in consumer behavior.
Are IP/Optical Integration Initiatives Moving to Silos?
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7/28/2016  |  17 comments
The integration of IP and optical is supposed to help operators be more efficient but there's a chance that it might lead to further silos being developed, believes Faisal Khan.
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  |  1 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.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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