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100G & Beyond
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12/6/2012  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading’s Sterling Perrin and Doug Junkins, CTO of NTT Communications, discuss the rapid rise of 100G transport and the drivers and requirements for a terabit transport future
Building Transport Networks for the Cloud
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10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Colt's Mirko Voltolini discuss opportunities and challenges for network operators in the cloud era as well as some of the key enabling technologies for adapting transport networks to cloud demands
Make Way for Gateways
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6/4/2012  |  Post a comment
Seeking to deliver IP video services, cable operators are deploying cable multimedia gateways that convert QAM signals to IP signals in the home. In this video, cable operators and experts explain the benefits and challenges of using gateways
The Emerging 100GE Networking Era
Research Analyst Interviews  | 
2/23/2012  |  1 comment
Service providers are embracing 100GE and deployments will ramp as ecosystem development helps drive affordability
Deploying 100G Transport Networks
Research Analyst Interviews  | 
2/10/2012  |  10 comments
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin and representatives from Reliance Globalcom, Level 3, and XO talk about the benefits and challenges of deploying 100G today
VoLTE Is Near
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2/8/2012  |  Post a comment
Gabriel Brown of Heavy Reading gives his industry expert view on the timeline and challenges of voice over LTE
The ROADM Renaissance
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12/16/2011  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about the drivers, benefits and challenges of colorless, directionless, contentionless and flex spectrum ROADM networks
Looking to the Cloud
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12/13/2011  |  Post a comment
Scott Cain of BT provides a service provider view on cloud services
Transitioning to IPv6
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11/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Cable operators and service providers must find a solution to transition from IPv4 protocol to IPv6 protocol
Building a Better Road
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9/20/2011  |  14 comments
MPLS-TP is building the road to handle both legacy and packet-based traffic
UK Carriers Get Creative With Network Traffic
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8/10/2011  |  Post a comment
BT is embracing soaring data throughput by creating services to monetize the carriage cost, and making bold decisions about how to manage internal network infrastructure
Carriers Search for New Revenue as Bandwidth Use Soars
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8/9/2011  |  Post a comment
Data use on both fixed and mobile networks is skyrocketing, with no end in sight. Carriers must find new ways to build revenue in line with bandwidth usage
IP Laps TDM in the Network Race
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7/28/2011  |  Post a comment
Carriers see IP as the future of their networks, but in some cases, TDM will continue in a limited role for several years
Avoiding Traffic Jams (On Your Phone)
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7/15/2011  |  Post a comment
As mobile content continues to push bandwidth limits, operators are developing new ways to seamlessly move traffic to less stressed networks
Mobile Backhaul: Timing Is Everything
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6/30/2011  |  Post a comment
Migrating your backhaul timing to modern standards enables next-gen applications while significantly reducing costs


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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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