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RESTful API
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11/27/2012  |  Post a comment
An application programing interface (API) built on the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture
Application Programing Interface (API)
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9/12/2012  |  Post a comment
An interface that allows different elements of software to more easily communicate with each other
Interlaken
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4/23/2012  |  Post a comment
A chip-to-chip interface useful in 100G
Docsis Provisioning of EPON (DPoE)
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2/13/2012  |  Post a comment
CableLabs spec that blends Docsis-style provisioning with EPON
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
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1/24/2012  |  Post a comment
A modulation scheme where one high-speed signal is split into multiple lower-speed signals
EPON Protocol Over Coax (EPoC)
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1/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Bringing PON speeds to hybrid fiber/coax
Circuit-Switch Fallback (CSFB)
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1/18/2012  |  Post a comment
A standard for delivering legacy voice and SMS services to LTE devices
Mach-Zender Modulator
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11/7/2011  |  Post a comment
A modulator that uses a phase shift to create 1s and 0s
Spanning Tree
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10/18/2011  |  Post a comment
An Ethernet protocol that checks a network for loops
Trill
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10/18/2011  |  Post a comment
A Spanning Tree alternative in Ethernet networks
Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)
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6/13/2011  |  Post a comment
A CableLabs project that reconciles the technical and operational differences between two next-gen access network initiatives originally undertaken by Comcast and Time Warner Cable
Cores
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5/9/2011  |  Post a comment
Semiconductor designs, as in 'multicore processors' or the interfaces Rambus makes
Near-Field Communications (NFC)
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4/15/2011  |  Post a comment
A short-range, contactless technology that enables mobile transactions
Geofence
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3/18/2011  |  Post a comment
A geofence is a software-defined location boundary
Converged Edge Services Access Router (CESAR)
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3/7/2011  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable's vision for super-dense edge devices that look to marry cable's RF legacy with newer IP-based services
Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP)
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2/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Cable's evolving a super-dense access architecture for an all-IP world
AllVid
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2/18/2011  |  Post a comment
An FCC effort that would set the stage for an open, retail market for network-agnostic video gateways and adapters
Heterogeneous Network (HetNet)
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2/8/2011  |  Post a comment
Radio access network comprising layers of different-sized cells from large macros to small cells
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
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1/24/2011  |  Post a comment
The command center in a computer or mobile computing device, hosted on the device's microprocessor
Bridging the Chasm
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1/19/2011  |  Post a comment
Our term for the combining of service provider network and IT teams to form a single, integrated unit
Orchestration
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12/8/2010  |  Post a comment
The automation of back-office tasks necessary for cloud computing
Optical Transport Network (OTN)
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12/2/2010  |  Post a comment
A standard that puts traffic into common envelopes for transport through the optical core
FauxG
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11/15/2010  |  Post a comment
Long Term Evolution Time Division Duplex (LTE TDD)
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11/15/2010  |  2 comments
A version of LTE for use in unpaired spectrum
Colorless
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11/9/2010  |  1 comment
A colorless ROADM enables wavelengths to be automatically assigned
Control Plane
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11/9/2010  |  Post a comment
For the dynamic routing of optical wavelengths
Gridless
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11/9/2010  |  Post a comment
A gridless ROADM enables channel widths wider than 50GHz for optical transport systems running above 100 Gbit/s
Directionless
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11/9/2010  |  Post a comment
Directionless ROADMs can route lightpaths to any interface port
Contentionless
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11/9/2010  |  1 comment
Contentionless ROADMs enable similar wavelength lightpaths to be dropped at the same unit
Link Aggregation
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11/8/2010  |  Post a comment
The combining of ports to create a bigger, virtual port
OEO
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9/22/2010  |  Post a comment
An optical-to-electrical-to-optical conversion
Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF)
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9/13/2010  |  Post a comment
Dedicated policy equipment that enables the policy function for bandwidth and charging on multimedia networks
Evolved Packet Core (EPC)
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9/10/2010  |  Post a comment
How LTE networks will maintain mobile sessions and deliver different types of traffic
Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
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9/10/2010  |  Post a comment
Cisco's mobile software service designed to optimize the performance of TCP-based apps
Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN)
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9/10/2010  |  2 comments
Works with the SGSN to connect cellphones and other devices to the Internet over a wireless network
Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN)
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9/10/2010  |  Post a comment
Routes data between mobile devices and the GGSN
Home Location Registrar (HLR)
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9/8/2010  |  Post a comment
A central database of wireless subscriber information
Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexer (ROADM)
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8/30/2010  |  2 comments
An element for adding and dropping wavelengths in a DWDM stream, making the optical network more automated and more flexible
Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS)
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8/30/2010  |  1 comment
The switching element at the heart of a ROADM
AdvancedTCA (ATCA)
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5/4/2010  |  Post a comment
A set of hardware specifications for telecom equipment
Provider Backbone Bridging – Traffic Engineering (PBB-TE)
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5/3/2010  |  Post a comment
A method of delivering deterministic, connection-oriented Ethernet service
Coherent
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3/16/2010  |  Post a comment
A coherent receiver detects the phase and polarization of an incoming optical signal
Service Provider Information Technology (SPIT)
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2/10/2010  |  1 comment
Off-the-shelf hardware, sophisticated software, and data networking combine to create new and varied services on telecom networks
Network Equipment Building System (NEBS)
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1/27/2010  |  Post a comment
A set of standards for telecom equipment design, handed down by Telcordia
Docsis Set-Top Gateway (DSG)
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9/29/2009  |  Post a comment
A standards-based communications path for the latest and greatest digital cable set-tops (and some TVs, too)
God Box
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9/15/2009  |  Post a comment
A little bit of everything, whether you want it or not
WDM-PON
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7/29/2009  |  Post a comment
Passive optical networking scheme that sends a wavelength to each subscriber
Long Term Evolution (LTE)
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7/27/2009  |  Post a comment
A next-generation radio access technology
S-CDMA
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7/21/2009  |  Post a comment
A Docsis 2.0 feature known for its upstream-enhancing properties
PacketCable 2.0
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7/17/2009  |  Post a comment
A CableLabs platform that helps cable get a grip on that urge to converge IP services and applications
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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.
LRTV Documentaries
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
The Transport SDN Buzz

5|12|15   |   06:01   |   (1) comment


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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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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