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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  |  9 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  |  1 comment
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.
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  |  2 comments
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.
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