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Bringing Virtual Probes and Analytics Together For the Next Generation Mobile Network
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3/23/2017  | 
Telecom operators have begun to implement Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) in their mobile core networks – but monitoring and analytics functions are not also being virtualized. How can telecom bring virtual probes and analytics together?
Huawei AAU Simplifies Site Complexity and Reduce TCO
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3/22/2017  | 
5000 Series RF_New RF for Future Network Evolution
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3/22/2017  | 
Huawei 4.5G to 5G
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3/22/2017  | 
Industry's First FDD Massive MIMO Accelerates Network Performance
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3/22/2017  | 
Innovation in Communications Services: Breaking With the Past Without Waiting for the Future
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3/21/2017  | 
This paper explores a “third way” transformation path for service providers that leverages their existing domain name server (DNS) infrastructure as a means of delivering innovative, new services to their customers.
Subscribers Demand New Communication Methods from Service Providers
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3/21/2017  | 
This paper highlights the results of a study of consumer attitudes about new way for CSPs to communicate with customers, examining existing approaches and emerging methods such as in-browser messaging, which appear in a subscriber’s web browsing window.
Digital Transformation Requires a "Subscriber-First" Approach
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3/21/2017  | 
This new, survey-based report from Ovum examines the benefits of leveraging DNS to enable CSP digital transformation. It explores the changing business needs of CSPs and how DNS contributes to a "subscriber-first" approach.
Broadband Outlook 2016
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3/21/2017  | 
This report highlights the “digital transformation paradox” that has kept service providers from capitalizing on the digital trends their networks have enabled, and discusses how DNS enables CSPs to achieve digital transformation and deliver an enhanced subscriber experience.
The Rise of Dynamic Malware | Using Data Science to Prevent Cyberthreats
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3/21/2017  | 
In the past year, cybercrime has skyrocketed as malware authors continue to gain sophistication. From the front lines of the cybercrime war comes a new white paper that shares analysis from Domain Name System (DNS) data inspections to shed new light on methods to reduce cybercrime.
Understanding the SDN-Driven IP & Optical Renaissance
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3/21/2017  | 
This white paper provides a detailed look at the new SDN-based IP and optical integration renaissance, including the market drivers, technology enablers, primary applications and use cases, leading operator success stories, and work yet to be done.
Building Your Own CDN For Video Delivery: Why, When, And How.
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3/16/2017  | 
Self-Built TV CDNS

A Frost and Sullivan White Paper (2017).
“….as content volumes grow, the cost of owning and operating a private CDN begins to look more attractive than pay-as-you-go…”
Video Platform Infographic
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3/14/2017  | 
Our Video Platform infographic provides a wealth of valuable data, from video consumption rates in the home to current OTT market numbers and anticipated consumption by 2020. It also shows the incredible increase in VOD consumption from 2010 to 2015.
Direct-to-Consumer Solution Brief
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3/14/2017  | 
In order to stay competitive, content providers must develop an effective direct-to-customer (D2C) strategy. That means asking some critical questions. What are they and where can providers get answers? Our Direct-to-Consumer Solution Brief explains.
Study Available: Airtel and Viavi Research Smartphone Performance Analysis in Indian Mobile Market
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3/14/2017  | 
Bharti Airtel and Viavi Solutions conducted a study based on measurement and analysis of 8,000 distinctive stock keeping units (SKUs) of 3G and 4G Smartphone performance in Delhi City, India, using big data sourced from the live Airtel network. Download the complimentary white paper to see how location intelligence can be used to confirm that user experience varies from device to device under the same network conditions.
Virtual Probes for NFVI Monitoring
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3/6/2017  | 
As operators transition to NFV, monitoring solutions need to adapt. This white paper discusses how to monitor traffic and service performance in new hybrid networks by deploying vProbes that cover both physical and virtual interfaces.
WTTx- Quick Win for Home Broadband Business
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3/2/2017  | 
FTTH Architecture White Paper Series
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3/1/2017  | 
This paper provides an overview of two fundamental FTTH architecture categories – centralized and cascaded – that determines where in the network the fiber is split. Splitter placement and split ratios strongly impact the location and amount of fiber required, and hence the cost of deployment. This is followed by a brief discussion of several designs.
Service-Orientated 5G Core Networks
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2/28/2017  | 
How to Deliver Higher Mobile Video QoE
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2/27/2017  | 
This white paper explores how to bring back transparency to mobile streaming video perfromance and how that can improve subscriber QoE.
Operator Success in the New Age of the Software-Defined WAN
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2/27/2017  | 
This white paper takes an in-depth look at the emerging SD-WAN market from the service provider perspective. The paper outlines the drivers for SD-WAN, details the benefits of offering SD-WANs for service providers and charts a realistic course for the evolution of SD-WANs in the era of virtualization and network functions virtualization (NFV).
ZTE on Its Best Way to 5G
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2/23/2017  | 
Bridging the Innovation Gap
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2/22/2017  | 
This eBook examines the innovation barriers hindering your service provision, the role that outsourcing and virtual managed services can play in bridging the innovation gap, and how you can tap into the potential $156 billion ITaaS opportunity.
Addressing the Indirect Tax Challenges Facing Communications Providers
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2/21/2017  | 
All communications industry professionals should read this Aberdeen Group paper (brought to you by Avalara for Communications) to discover how communications tax automation can let you focus on your business, not taxes – and benefit your bottom line.
Huawei X Labs, Born for Innovative Wireless Applications
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2/21/2017  | 
Intel & the Cisco Media Blueprint
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2/14/2017  | 
Find out how the world’s largest chip maker and the world’s largest networking provider have joined forces to accelerate the creation, delivery and monetization of immersive media.
Shared Spectrum for 5G New Radio
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2/10/2017  | 
Shared spectrum can be a critical enabler of “permissionless innovation” in 5G. It will mean a wide range of end-user organizations will be able to take advantage of New Radio (NR) technology, while for mobile operators new sharing mechanisms will drive more efficient use of spectrum, improved network capacity, and gigabit speed performance.
Shared Spectrum for 5G New Radio
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2/9/2017  | 
Shared spectrum can be a critical enabler of “permissionless innovation” in 5G. It will mean a wide range of end-user organizations will be able to take advantage of New Radio (NR) technology, while for mobile operators new sharing mechanisms will drive more efficient use of spectrum, improved network capacity, and gigabit speed performance.
The Essential Guide for Telecoms & Service Providers Adopting Big Data Solutions
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2/9/2017  | 
This eBook provides telecom and service provider executives with a basic introduction to big data and analytics processing.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
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2/9/2017  | 
This paper examines trends in the mobile threat landscape, software programmability and cellular standards to point to new directions in network security architecture that mobile operators should be considering.
Prepare Your Mobile Network for 5G ebook
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2/9/2017  | 
In this eBook you will discover the reality of 5G adoption behind the hype, the three vital elements of preparing for 5G: HetNet, Mobile Core and xHaul, and how 5G can be an agile platform to deliver new business services quickly and easily
Webinar: CKN Securing the 5G Mobile Network
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2/9/2017  | 
Why Your Hotspot Matters White Paper
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2/7/2017  | 
WiFi-enabled devices connect to the Internet via a WLAN network and a wireless Access Point (AP), or hotspot. Americans today have an average of four WiFi-enabled devices in their homes, and with the Internet of Things just around the corner – anything from the toaster to the water heater – they too will soon be chatting on our networks.
Cable Tackles the Gigabit Challenge
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2/7/2017  | 
DOCSIS 3.1 presents several major fresh challenges for the cable industry, demanding major technological shifts, operational changes and potential spectrum shifts for its full implementation. Moreover, cable operators will need new equipment, procedures, and testing and monitoring tools to turn their Gigabit dreams into reality.
VeEX Product Brochure
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2/7/2017  | 
VeEX develops innovative test solutions for next generation communication networks and services. Our products address all stages of network deployment, maintenance, field service turn-up, and service verification features across DSL, Fiber Optics, CATV/DOCSIS, Mobile, next-generation Transport Network, Fibre Channel, Broadband/IPTV, WiFi, Synchronous and Carrier Ethernet technologies.
Fulfilling the Promise of NFV: Infrastructure & Software Implementation Best Practices
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2/7/2017  | 
What viable alternatives are available to ensure a flexible, programmable and scalable NFV infrastructure? In this paper we will look at the best practices that can be used to vet available alternatives that can provide service providers with the programmable flexibility they need.
Case Study: Exponential-e Accelerates VPN Service Delivery and Automates IT Tasks Across Networking Technologies with Nuage Networks
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2/2/2017  | 
Exponential-e, already a customer for Nuage Networks datacenter SDN solution, has chosen the Nuage Networks Virtualized Network Services (VNS) platform to accelerate the provisioning of WAN services and incorporate remote sites using both Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and broadband Internet.
SD-WAN for Addressing Branch Network Complexity & Security
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2/2/2017  | 
The global study “Using SD-WAN to Simplify & Secure the Network,” conducted by Dimensional Research, found that companies are struggling to manage and secure the WAN, especially at branch locations. Nearly all participants stated that maintaining security policies, network devices and complexity due to cloud and mobile applications are the most difficult aspects of managing the WAN.
How to get NFV Solutions to Market Faster and at Lower Risk
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2/1/2017  | 
This paper discusses trends in NFV infrastructure, ecosystem and a technology platform with a common execution environment for most every NFV use case. This will achieve time savings and easier development for next-generation NFV products.
Don’t Let Communications Tax Compliance Challenges Halt Innovation: Automation Keeps You Competitive
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1/31/2017  | 
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 Tax Challenges of Accurately Identifying Customer Locations: For Communications Service Providers, There’s a Lot On the Line
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1/31/2017  | 
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.
How Cable Operators Can Save Energy Through Virtualization
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1/30/2017  | 
This white paper examines the various factors that cable operators should consider when deploying a virtualized network solution, with an emphasis on the energy ramifications of such virtualization moves.
Voice Security on the Rise
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1/23/2017  | 
With the steep increase in using voice for interfacing with our world, voice biometric authentication is also on the rise. Ensuring the security of this authentication method is paramount to protecting consumers.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 3

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting on the application of technologies and key business verticals such as transportation, smart city, manufacturing, media and finance.
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No Regrets: Cox's Finkelstein on Fiber & More

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At the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein examines the cable capex conundrum.
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Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

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Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
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Huawei at CeBIT 2017: Day 2

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Light Reading reports from CeBIT 2017 in Germany, where Huawei is exhibiting digital transformation solutions around IoT, smart data centers, OpenCloud ecosystem and its newly announced storage-as-a-service solution.
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Driving Better Mobile Customer Experience While Transforming the Mobile Network

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The Citrix NetScaler mobile gateway is an intelligent traffic management solution which can markedly improve the customer experience provided by mobile operators, even when traffic is encrypted. Critical network services can be consolidated and virtualized using NetScaler. Because of the unique architecture, NetScaler can be deployed on any hypervisor, on a ...
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Mastercard: What's Next for Mobile Payments?

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2017 marks the fifth consecutive year for Mastercard at Mobile World Congress and it was a great time to reflect on the amazing advances the payments industry has made as well as discuss "What's Next' in the digital commerce future. We spoke to James Anderson, executive vice president of digital payments at MasterCard, about digital wallets to tokenization to ...
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Mastercard: 2 Billion Adults 'Trapped' in Cash Economy

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Despite advances made in the last several years, two billion adults around the world are trapped in a cash economy and lack what we take for granted -- a safe way to receive, save and use money. Shamina Singh, executive vice president of sustainability and president of the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, chats about how Mastercard is developing new ways to ...
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Mastercard: Payment From Every Device

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A world where everything and everyone is connected creates new points of interaction for commerce. These digital experiences cannot be developed in isolation and instead require an ecosystem to drive mass consumer and enterprise adoption and create better consumer engagement. Predicting when that growth will happen is difficult, but always keeping the end user in ...
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InterDigital's Role in the 5G, IoT Era

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Alan Carlton, managing director and VP for Europe at InterDigital, talks about the company's role in 5G projects in Europe and the prospects for the company in the IoT market.
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Lessons Learned From Digital Transformation

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Ravi Palepu, global head of Telco Solutions at Virtusa, talks about some key takeaways from telco digital transformation experiences during the past couple of years.
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NetNumber's CMO Shares Her Diversity Do's

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The telecom industry is transforming the world, and diversity plays a critical role in driving the innovation behind it. NetNumber CMO Kim Gibbons shares why diversity and being authentic is a do amidst all the don'ts women in comms often hear.
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Software-Driven Architecture for 5G & IOT

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We present Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges's report from Mobile World Congress -- where operators and vendors are working to bring a variety of technologies together to make virtualization a reality in the era of 5G and IoT.
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