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Delivering on the Promise of Server-Based Networking White Paper
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9/23/2016  | 
With the advent of cloud technology, software-defines networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), data center and telecom operators are transforming their data center architectures.
Strategies for Managing WiFi Networks
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9/21/2016  | 
Managed WiFi services are a rapidly growing revenue source for residential service providers. Resolving customer WiFi problems helps improve customer relationships and the customer experience and provides the opportunity to upsell broadband services.
WiFi Advisor Data Sheet
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9/21/2016  | 
WiFi Advisor is the first wireless LAN analyzer built for installers at all skill levels.
Future of Mobile Service Delivery
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9/20/2016  | 
Numerous challenges lurk at the mobile service layer, from security for IoT to the promise of 5G. The reality is that service delivery is continuously evolving and at dramatic speed. This report presents a broad and granular view of the state of mobile service delivery.
Opportunities in 5G: The view from eight industries
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9/15/2016  | 
Report from a detailed survey of 650 executives from 8 industries to understand how they expect to apply next-generation mobile technology and which use cases and business imperatives will drive them to move to 5G.
The Tax Challenges of Accurately Identifying Customer Locations: For Communications Service Providers, There’s a Lot On the Line
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9/15/2016  | 
All communications service providers (CSPs) face a wide array of taxation challenges: regulatory fees to track, nexus requirements to determine, tax on tax calculations to get right. This whitepaper, sponsored by Avalara for Communications, examines five methods and outlines how CSPs can resolve common location errors.
Don’t Let Communications Tax Compliance Challenges Halt Innovation: Automation Keeps You Competitive
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9/15/2016  | 
The communications industry is in a state of extreme change, both in services offered and the way they are delivered. This Aberdeen Group white paper, sponsored by Avalara, uncovers how top-performing communications organizations are utilizing technology to ensure tax compliance, while still enabling the business to remain agile and competitive.
The Missing Layer: SDN Management and Orchestration for Multi-Service Networks
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9/15/2016  | 
This white paper describes a management and orchestration layer, that integrates with current network virtualization and SDN technologies, enabling network operators to create adaptable IP/MPLS wide area networks that can be reconfigured quickly to accommodate different business requirements.
The Challenge Of Securing And Managing Today’s Complex Network Environments
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9/15/2016  | 
The Challenge of Securing and Managing Today's Complex Network Environments.
Fortinet Security Fabric
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9/15/2016  | 
Fortinet Security Fabric. Delivering Seamless, Effective Security Protection Across an Expanding Attack Surface
Scale and Segment the Cloud
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9/15/2016  | 
Scale and Segment the Cloud. Security Solutions for Private Public and Hybrid Clouds
IoT Security & Indicators of Compromise (IOC): An Evolving Approach to Network-Based Security
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9/15/2016  | 
As more devices are connected to enterprise networks, the average security profile and baseline of the endpoint is rapidly decreasing. Listen to this webinar which discusses how webinar will discuss how evolving network security controls that can mitigate some of these IoT device security threats.
Service Chaining Interoperability Evaluation - Live NFV Interoperability Demo Whitepaper
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9/15/2016  | 
Validating service chaining and interoperability is an essential step to proving in the operational readiness of NFV-based network offers. Read this whitepaper summarizing Interoperability testing sponsored by the New IP Agency - NIA -where Fortinet shows how our Fortigate-VM – functions as a VNF providing next gen Firewall Security Functions in a service chain.
Pre5G Paves the Way for a 4G to 5G Evolution
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9/14/2016  | 
Most analysts expect that 5G networks will begin operating in 2020, but 5G development has already begun, spurred on by new technology and high demand for 5G connectivity.
Traversing the NFV Implementation Maze
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9/13/2016  | 
When network functions virtualization (NVF) conceptually arrived on the telecom landscape some four years ago via the first seminal ETSI white paper, it promised to usher in a new era in the design, scale and service delivery models of telecom networks, Predictably, since then, NFV – the disruptively elegant approach for migrating telecom networks to the cloud – has driven a major cycle of change for both network operations and their vendors.
Scoping the Agile Service Creation & Operations Platform for the Virtualized Network
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9/6/2016  | 
As communication service providers (CSPs) seek to improve operational efficiency in the face of exponential network growth, virtualization and greater competition, they have twin objectives; to increase both agility and automation.
Play to Win in Audience Intelligence
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9/2/2016  | 
When it comes to audience engagement, the landscape has been completely rewritten. Media and entertainment companies need to embrace new technologies to achieve revenue goals. The Adobe guide, Play to Win in Audience Intelligence, shows you how.
Capitalizing on Viewers’ Hunger for Virtual and Augmented Reality
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9/2/2016  | 
By 2025, it’s projected that consumers will purchase 70 million virtual reality devices every year. This creates a major opportunity for TV networks and MVPDs to go beyond the smartphone and tablet and engage customers in a whole new immersive world.
The Future of Power Grids White Paper: 5 Trends and Their Effect on Utility Communications
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9/1/2016  | 
What are the key trends that drive the design of tomorrow’s utility networks? how does IoT fit in? This white paper reviews the path to future networks.
ZTE proposes service development trend of "Zero Touch Evolution" at the Global Service User Conference
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9/1/2016  | 
ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, has proposed the service development trend of "Zero Touch Evolution
Convergence Builds Future, Opening Promotes Value
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9/1/2016  | 
In recent years, some operators have encountered large area network outages, which cost them massively. Traditional HLRs become isolated data islands, which makes it hard to manage and find value of data. Read more in this white paper by ZTE.
ZTE Issues SDON Whitepaper, Explaining in Detail the Key Technologies for Optical Network Evolution
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9/1/2016  | 
This SDON Whitepaper issued by ZTE details the core technologies that may be involved in the SDON development and gives deployment suggestions.
ZTE Shows Power in VoLTE and Cloud Network at IMS Stage 3.0
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9/1/2016  | 
IMS, as the technology on which this ambition rests, can achieve Fixed Mobile Convergence, help operator provide abundant multimedia services, and also serves as a critical component of VoLTE commercial launch.
Physical Layer Measurement for Next-Generation 5G/IoT Wired Communications
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9/1/2016  | 
This paper outlines some high-speed standards for next-generation communications and describes some physical-layer measurement techniques, targeting the era of 5G and IoT.
In-building Propagation Measurements for the Coming 5G Mobile Communication Technologies
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9/1/2016  | 
Spectrum regulators are recognizing the need to open up new spectrum to support the rapidly growing use of high speed data. This white paper outlines procedures to make mmWave in-building propagation predictions and measurements.
5G Standardization Status in 3GPP
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9/1/2016  | 
As the radio interface of mobile phones has evolved, it has typically been changed about every 10 years, and the 5G interface is expected to start being used in the 2020s. This Guide discusses: ITU-R’s vision of 5G, 3GPP activities for 5G and new functionalities in 5G.
5G Technologies and Test Challenges
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9/1/2016  | 
In this paper we will look at the industry requirements and use cases being used to form and define 5G networks and technologies. Topics include: requirements, spectrum, standards and technologies and testing challenges.
Millimeter-Wave VNA Characterization using Modulated Signals
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9/1/2016  | 
5G implementations will require wider bandwidths and probably higher carrier frequencies which will complicate the characterization of power amplifiers and other components. This paper will reflect structures, calibrations and examples of measurement improvements.
What 100 operators really think about 5G
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9/1/2016  | 
Report from a detailed survey of 100 executives from operators around the world to understand how they plan to implement 5G and which use cases and business imperatives are driving them to transform.
Learn what business users really think about “Working in the Cloud”
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8/24/2016  | 
While the reasons for moving to a cloud environment are plentiful, most discussions of cloud benefits focus on the decision maker or IT leader's perspective. But what about the business users, the people who actually work in the cloud? What's their perspective and how does it, or doesn’t it, align with IT leaders?
Designing the 5G Unified Air Interface
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8/22/2016  | 
Building on the transformation started in 4G LTE.
Paving the path to Narrowband 5G with LTE Internet of Things (IoT)
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8/22/2016  | 
The Internet of Things (IoT) is bringing a massive surge of smart, connected devices that will enable new services and efficiencies across industries.
Leading the world to 5G: Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) technologies
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8/22/2016  | 
The connected vehicle is already a mainstream reality. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is a proven, trusted solution provider for automotive.
Nuage Networks Virtualized Service Platform: Service chaining
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8/18/2016  | 
The following section describes the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP) solution for Software-Defined Networking (SDN).
Nuage Networks Strategy for Open Systems
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8/18/2016  | 
Nuage Networks is the one SDN/network virtualization vendor that is truly embracing open systems and interoperability. A majority of its customers are also looking to deploy open source cloud management systems or open source server virtualization platforms like Linux™ containers.
SD-WAN (Software Defined WAN): Answering the Demands of the Cloud-Based IT White Paper
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8/18/2016  | 
There is no shortage of challenges for organizations trying to manage wide-area networks (WANs) today, largely due to ongoing changes in the IT enterprise.
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet
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8/10/2016  | 
See What’s Happening Across the Entire Network - NFV Service Assurance Datasheet (SPDS 011-1602)
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments – Whitepaper
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8/10/2016  | 
The Pivotal Role of Service Assurance Systems in NFV/SDN Environments
SD-WAN for Service Providers
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8/10/2016  | 
Navigating a Strategic Approach to Transformation
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8/10/2016  | 
Change is the new normal, driving the need for communications service providers (CSPs) to embark on a rapid and dynamic transformation of their business, technology and organizations.
Architecture for Technology Transformation
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8/10/2016  | 
Software-defined networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) have revolutionized the traditional communication network architectures and have transformed the way communication service providers (CSPs) design their network infrastructure and services.
Cisco 5G Vision Series: Vertical Value Creation
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8/9/2016  | 
5G networks must be designed with new capabilities addressing the needs of new vertical markets. Current mobile standards lack well-defined interfaces to the service layer.
The Cisco 5G Strategy Series: Packet Core, Transport, and Identity Management
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8/9/2016  | 
Among the current standards recommendations for the fifth-generation (5G) mobile network are exciting technologies and architectures that promise more flexibility and agility, less complexity, and higher performance while lowering an operator's total cost of ownership.
Cybersecurity: Priorities & Proposals for Small ISPs
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8/5/2016  | 
The world of communications services tend to look quite different from the perspective of large, household-name Internet service providers (ISPs), on the one hand, and smaller ISPs on the other.
The Wisdom of Clouds
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8/5/2016  | 
Over the past few years, the cloud conversation – particularly in the telecom industry – has largely been focused on technology. We’ve talked about governance and automation pretty much non-stop, and rightly so, since those are some of the most fundamental concepts behind the businesses that everybody in this space is looking to build. That discussion is pretty much done, and now we need another one – this time about platforms.
Understanding the Security Industry’s Most Effective DDoS Detection Algorithm
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8/1/2016  | 
Radware is often cited as having the best DDoS protection in the security industry,enabled by a powerful detection algorithm.This paper explains Radware’s approach to developing and implementing this algorithm and why it considers rate and ratio in its calculations. The result is superior protection that mitigates attack traffic without impacting good traffic.
Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV
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8/1/2016  | 
Innovation in Communications Services: Breaking With the Past Without Waiting for the Future
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7/30/2016  | 
Service providers today face rising growth expectations along with competing pressures to reduce OPEX and CAPEX. This paper examines DNS as a cost effective means to personalize Internet experiences while helping providers plot a digital transformation path to sustain growth.
Accelerating Digital Transformation for Service Providers: White Paper by Strategy Analytics
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7/30/2016  | 
Competitive pressures are mounting for service providers, making digital transformation an urgent imperative. This paper analyzes the state of the industry and offers a path for providers to transform in order to meet the ever-increasing needs of today’s subscriber.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
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CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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