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The VOD Factor
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2/6/2018  | 
It’s an exciting time on both sides of the media delivery spectrum. For audiences on the other side of any screen, video on demand (VOD) isn’t a separate component or “nice to have” luxury anymore. The ability to watch what we want, when we want it is seamlessly and permanently integrated into our video experience.
Just You, Me and the TV: Shifting to a Direct Customer Relationship Model
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2/6/2018  | 
Disruption and complexity are commonplace on both sides of the equation as the landscape continues to shift. For media creators and providers, traditional broadcast and digital-only aggregators are continuing to evolve from mutual contention to cooperative competition, creating new experiences and business models along the way.
Video to the CDNth Degree: Multi-CDN Delivery Optimized for Big Video
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2/6/2018  | 
Content delivery networks (CDNs) are a must-have for any business looking to deliver digital video to a large audience. Why? Because when it comes to an engaging playback experience, it’s all about the distance between the video file and the consumer.
Legacy QAM Adapter
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2/1/2018  | 
Entra Subscriber Scaling & Deployment Notes
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2/1/2018  | 
Outdoor Hardened Multi-Port 10 GbE Switch
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2/1/2018  | 
DOCSIS 3.1 R-PHY Access Node
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2/1/2018  | 
DOCSIS 3.1 Convertible R-PHY_R-MACPHY Access Node
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2/1/2018  | 
Device Intelligence for Network Operators
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1/24/2018  | 
A summary of the need and value of a quality device intelligence service for network operators and their customer base. How can identified devices provide a personalized experience?
3D-Mesh Evolution in Backbone Network Brings Optimal ROI
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1/19/2018  | 
End-to-End Xhaul and C-RAN Service Assurance –Challenges, Requirements, Benefits and ROI
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1/19/2018  | 
How do you realize the benefits of your Xhaul and C-RAN Investments?
Carrier Ethernet Performance Assurance, SLA and Customer Reporting Solution
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1/19/2018  | 
Differentiate your Wholesale Backhaul Service with InfoVista’s Service Quality Analytics Framework
Communications Tax Impacts of VoIP Services
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1/19/2018  | 
VoIP service, or “Voice over Internet Protocol,” is pervasive throughout our work and consumer lifestyles. We rely on VoIP audio and video communications to stay connected. For users, this is an incredibly hassle-free, simple solution. The same cannot be said for VoIP providers. There are a multitude of variables related to taxes and regulatory fees. This white paper outlines some of those intricacies, helping VoIP providers understand what’s at stake from a communications tax perspective.
HUAWEI CLOUD NFVI Solution Becomes a World Leading Solution
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1/17/2018  | 
Transforming from 100GE to 400GE: Objectives, Differences and New Physical Interfaces
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1/10/2018  | 
Transforming from 100GE to 400GE: objectives, differences and new physical interfaces. This white paper will highlight the key objectives of the new 400GE rate and the differences relative to 100GE. We will also take a look at the new supported physical interfaces. Ideal for Data Centers, Webscale IT companies challenged with the migration to higher speeds.
The State of the Platform as a Service Market
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1/9/2018  | 
Uncover the trends driving broader adoption of cloud application platforms
SAP Cloud Platform
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1/9/2018  | 
Third party analysis by Constellation Research
SAP Cloud Platform Infographic
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1/9/2018  | 
Read to learn about SAP's cloud platform
SAP Cloud Platform Solution Brief
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1/9/2018  | 
Read this brief to learn about SAP's cloud platform
Cutting Energy Use With Distributed Access Architecture
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1/4/2018  | 
Cablecos spend most of their energy budgets on edge facilities and access networks. But now they can slash energy use by shifting the PHY layer of CMTS/CCAP equipment from the headend to the outside plant. This paper looks at the energy savings potential of making that shift.
Contextual Service Assurance in 5G: New requirements; New Opportunities
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1/4/2018  | 
Want to know more about the evolution of Service Assurance in 5G? Working in conjunction with TEOCO, Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst explores the key areas including the new demands that have been introduced with 5G and how machine learning will support operators.
The Multi-Cloud Maze: 5 Principles for Success
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1/4/2018  | 
Managing multiple platforms with various APIs and feature sets can dramatically increase operational overhead. Plus, delivering the same service level in multiple places with different controls and interfaces can make adopting new clouds difficult and expensive.
Huawei ICBC Project Wins DCD Living at the Edge Award of 2017
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1/3/2018  | 
New Profits from New Copper in Emerging Markets
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1/3/2018  | 
Protecting Against Malware: Using DPI Inside Security Solutions to Detect Lateral Movements
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1/2/2018  | 
DPI, embedded in security solutions, can be highly effective in detecting network-based lateral movement allowing rapid containment of attacks. Find out about attack techniques, vulnerability during lateral movements and how DPI detects infiltration.
Cyber Economics: Validating DDoS managed Service Delivery Models
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1/2/2018  | 
One of the disappointing but undeniable realities of today’s Internet age is that multi-vector distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) cyberattacks are growing exponentially year-over-year. Moreover, DDoS threat vectors are also increasing in sophistication, leaving many enterprises unable to defend themselves. These two factors mean that defending against DDoS attacks not only requires scale and powerful tools, but also mandates the implementation of a flexible DDoS portfolio.
Speeding Up Lifecycle Service Orchestration: A Blueprint for Delivering Dynamic Services Globally, Today
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1/1/2018  | 
LSO framework initiated by MEF, promises to significantly shorten the creation and management of WAN services, especially those that cross domains of multiple operators. Moreover, LSO ensures that SDN and NFV work together across a multi-domain space. Even with broad industry support, full realization of the LSO vision will take a long time. Service Providers cannot wait for all the necessary LSO interfaces to be finalized and implemented in a new generation of BSS/OSS.
How to Monetize IoT Whitepaper
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12/18/2017  | 
Being able to effectively scale, improve margins, and monetize every aspect of your IoT operations requires a robust underlying platform, one built to withstand the intense rigors of smart device data generation. Learn how Aeris can deliver a customized platform that turns every device and sensor into a profit center.
Enabling MEC as a New Telco Business Opportunity
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12/18/2017  | 
Multi-access edge computing (MEC) creates virtualized cloud computing environments in access networks that enable communication service providers (CSPs) to improve the delivery of content and applications, generate new service revenue, improve network efficiency, and deliver next-generation services.
Secure Virtualization Platform For Critical Infrastructure
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12/18/2017  | 
Companies, governments, institutions, and consumers are adopting cloud and cloud-based technologies at an ever increasing rate, including (per a 2017 study by Schneider Electric) those leveraging the cloud for security applications. This growing acceptance of the cloud as a reliable, valuable resource has an unfortunate and unintended consequence: The cloud has become a potentially lucrative target for those looking to hack, exfiltrate, or monetize via malware the data within the cloud.
vRAN: The Next Step in Network Transformation
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12/18/2017  | 
Virtualized radio access network (vRAN) is the next step in the evolution of mobile networks, promising to intelligently boost capacity, dramatically reduce costs, and enhance customer experience. It will also provide the flexibility and dynamic scalability that will be necessary to support future services and applications.
BSS & OSS Modernization: Linchpin of Telco Digital Transformation
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12/13/2017  | 
This paper examines B/OSS-led digital transformation in the telco industry. Key aspects it explores include improving customer experience, accelerating time to market, increasing operational agility, & unleashing internal innovation.
Software-Defined Branch: A New Foundation for the WAN and Branch IT
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12/12/2017  | 
The emergence of new digital and cloud transformation and the potential benefits they offer enterprises make it clear: The time has come for the hardware-defined branch to evolve to a Software-Defined (SD) Branch.
Broadband Fixed Wireless Access: Overcoming Delivery Challenges
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12/8/2017  | 
Ovum 2018 Trends to Watch: Cloud Computing
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12/7/2017  | 
In the past few years, the cloud has grown rapidly in breadth and depth, and many organizations have been seduced by its elasticity and opex model. As the use of the cloud continues to mature and becomes more strategic, the market in cloud computing will change in 2018 and beyond. Download this whitepaper to learn more and see what Ovum has identified as the five key trends for 2018.
CSP Revenue Management: Enabling the Digital Service Provider Evolution
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12/1/2017  | 
In October 2017, Heavy Reading conducted an online survey of 100 CSP representatives working for around 75 different organizations across the globe. The questionnaire assessed the current state of CSP revenue management systems and explored their priorities for modernization. Click here to read the results.
Rural Company, Urban Footprint
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11/30/2017  | 
Building Fiber Expertise
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11/30/2017  | 
Optimizing your HFC Network Evolution While Laying a Foundation For Seamless Migration to FTTH
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11/29/2017  | 
Operators are now faced with upgrades which complement and potentially challenge their traditional thinking. Faced with many solutions for increasing capacity, operators must decide on an approach with the right price tag for what the business demands. This paper details each option and explores how effectively they prepare networks for tomorrow’s applications and services.
Cloud-Native Service Assurance: The Cornerstone of a Successful NFV Transformation
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11/20/2017  | 
To make the transition to NFV as seamless as possible, operators need to deploy vProbes (virtual probes) to ensure the customer experience is a good one. This white paper will describe how implementing cloud-native service assurance today is an essential first step in an operator's journey to NFV.
Microsemi Timing for cRAN Fronthaul LTE
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11/20/2017  | 
Mobile architectures are evolving to support 5G densification in major metro markets. This evolution includes the shift from mobile backhaul to mobile fronthaul architectures, and adoption of next generation fronthaul interfaces (NGFI). Changes to CPRI, new standards and timing architectures are inevitable as part of this process. In this white paper, learn why PTP and deploying grandmaster clocks are the best timing technology choice for cRAN and future vRAN mobile architectures.
The Low-Risk Path to Automate Mobile Network Optimization
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11/20/2017  | 
Heavy Reading analyst Sandra O’Boyle takes us through the challenges and pressures that stem from cutthroat competition, decreasing margins, and the need to deploy new services and technologies. Download the white paper to find your own low-risk path for automating mobile network optimization.1
Expanding Demands Need Packet Networking Performance - from Edge to Core
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11/20/2017  | 
Rapid adoption of cloud technology and applications makes the metro part of the network infrastructure ripe for transformation. This paper will show you how to gain the most from metro transformation initiatives with a simple, scalable, and programmable approach.
Telco Open-Source: Not a Panacea
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11/20/2017  | 
The telecoms industry seems to have embraced open-source development in the last years. The number of development communities is at an all-time high. For many in the industry, open-source remains a strange beast and increasing disgruntlement is heard about its success. In this white paper, ECI CTO Hayim Porat discusses some of the issues the industry has when implementing open-source methodologies and makes some suggestions as to the steps that are required for success.
Service-Based Architecture for 5G Core Networks
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11/14/2017  | 
This white paper focuses the service-based architecture (SBA) under development for 5G core network (5GC) and how it can meet future service needs. The paper compares the SBA with the more familiar point-to-point (P2P) architectures defined for mobile core networks.
Gotta Get Gigabit
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11/13/2017  | 
The explosion of Internet video traffic is driving huge, multi-gigabit per second connectivity requirements from consumers. Operators need to find ways to deliver those speeds without breaking the bank. Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) offers network operators the potential to get more value out of their HFC plant without the high cost of deploying fiber in the last mile.
ZTEsoft boosts China Mobile’s IoT business growth and development
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11/13/2017  | 
Powering Digital Transformation
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11/13/2017  | 
NOC to SOC: A Next-Gen Approach to Understanding and Proactively Assuring Customer Experience
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11/7/2017  | 
With mobile usage exploding, service providers must find the most efficient, elegant solutions for managing growth and effectively ensuring the user experience in real time.
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