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New IP: Bigger, Better
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Bigger. And Better. But definitely bigger.
Can't Succeed Without Failing
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
When trying to develop innovative technologies, engineers must be willing to take risks, make mistakes and move ahead incrementally without having all the data.
Unearthing Opportunities for Operators in IoT
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2/9/2015  |  5 comments
Mobile network operators have the network and a business model that makes them well suited to lead the charge as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes off.
Managing Ethernet/IP in the SDN/NFV Future
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2/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Gathering useful information for real-time management of Ethernet and IP networks is a non-trivial issue.
The Telco's Dilemma: Building or Outsourcing?
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1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
There are three important questions service providers need to address for in-market and out-of-market expansion.
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
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1/26/2015  |  10 comments
Cablevision's new Freewheel WiFi service will offer 'unlimited data, talk and text' plus access to Cablevision hotspots for a smallish monthly fee, but is hotspot access worth the price?
Communicating With a Twist of Light
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1/22/2015  |  3 comments
Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.
Maximizing Spectrum ROI With Small Cells
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1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Small cells with advanced C-RAN capabilities create a new opportunity to meet wireless demand more economically and deliver the best possible user experience to subscribers.
Location Awareness Key to Mobile Intelligence
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1/12/2015  |  3 comments
To get real customer visibility and to consistently deliver a higher quality experience, MNOs must have access to real-time location awareness.
What’s in Store for RDK
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12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Next year promises to see more product innovation and more implementations of the cable industry's Reference Design Kit software across the globe
SDN's Role in Carrier WiFi
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12/4/2014  |  3 comments
SDN can play a significant role in helping operators offload data traffic via WiFi.
Forget Bitcoin, Data Is Currency of the Future
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11/24/2014  |  14 comments
CSPs armed with real-time operational intelligence are uniquely positioned to realize the true monetary value of the new data economy.
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
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11/21/2014  |  15 comments
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
IaaS: The Telco Tool for Business Growth
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11/20/2014  |  5 comments
The complexity of cloud service sourcing will boost demand for infrastructure-as-a-service.
It's Groundhog Day! Security Lessons From the Bill Murray Movie
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11/18/2014  |  1 comment
Automation saves you from repeating the same things over and over again.
Terabit in Action at SC14
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11/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Terabit Demonstrator Project to be unveiled at SC14 in New Orleans.
Applying 5 Simple 'Rules' to SDN & NFV
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11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
We can take these five rules and apply them to SDN and NFV to see if these two technologies make sense for cable, starting with Rule 1 in this post.
The New Voice of Customers Online
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11/11/2014  |  3 comments
The digital world is changing how telcos receive customer feedback, requiring new tools for listening, understanding and responding.
Sifting Through the Data
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11/10/2014  |  3 comments
Analytics can help communications service providers better understand their customers and develop revenue-generating services.
Managing OTT Traffic in the SDN/NFV Future
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11/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Network operators need to adopt a new way of thinking in order to benefit from SDN and NFV.
SDN: A Leveler for CSPs
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11/5/2014  |  3 comments
SDN will enable Tier 2 and Tier 3 service providers to compete more effectively with the current incumbents.
Building the Embedded Hardware Standard for the 2020s
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10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
PICMG, which develops open modular standards for embedded computing, looks ahead to the next decade.
Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
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10/28/2014  |  11 comments
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
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10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
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  |  8 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  |  7 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  |  5 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.
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The Three Cs of MWC15

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My visit to this year's Mobile World Congress is going to dominated by three Cs – cloud, cells and coffee.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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