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Frontier Buffaloes Social Media
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4/7/2014  |  16 comments
Frank the Buffalo is the popular face of Frontier on Facebook and elsewhere, even if his no-BS promise left some customers cold.
Is Technology to Blame for Rigged Trading?
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3/31/2014  |  15 comments
Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal – and is it fair?
WOW Cozying Up to OTT With Good Reason
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3/28/2014  |  8 comments
Consumers are already exploring their OTT options and one cable operator sees good business in helping them do that more easily.
How Dirty Is Your Data?
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3/27/2014  |  22 comments
The telecom industry's merger fever has created a morass of old, outdated and mismatching data records for some operators, which could hamper plans for growth.
AT&T's All-IP Tests Won't Answer Key Questions
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2/28/2014  |  14 comments
Dropping circuit-switched voice in a rural Alabama area and a Florida suburb doesn't address competitive interconnection issues
The Dangerous Reaction to Netflix-Comcast
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2/25/2014  |  27 comments
Media response to this deal has been a little too hysterical, given the deal's true nature – but does that reveal a bigger problem?
The Great Peering War Rages Again
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2/19/2014  |  14 comments
This time, it's Netflix crying foul as broadband ISPs refuse to connect directly to its CDN without extracting extra fees.
Better Broadband Isn't Enough for Schools
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1/29/2014  |  37 comments
The technology industry has a history of throwing gizmos, gadgets, and yes, gigabits, at teachers, but they have little effect without purpose and training
Stoking 'Open' Minds
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1/23/2014  |  1 comment
Just what does 'open' mean in the telecom world? I asked six carriers.
Moving & Shaking Ain't What It Used to Be
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1/8/2014  |  4 comments
Today's carriers want to keep their progress under wraps -- NFV and virtualization in general are the exception to that rule.
NFV to Trigger Cisco Buying Binge?
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1/2/2014  |  25 comments
MKM report predicts Cisco and Juniper may acquire optical networking companies Infinera and/or Ciena to prepare for virtualization.
The Five Surprising Tech Trends of 2013
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12/31/2013  |  17 comments
Here's one person's view of what didn't go as expected this year.
Can Virtualization Succeed Where IMS Didn't?
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12/20/2013  |  5 comments
Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie looks at how IMS and virtualization are similar -- and different -- in his LR University session on policy and SDN/NFV.
The Big Telecom Event: Have Your Say
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12/19/2013  |  3 comments
We're already months into planning our 'Specs & Plugs & Rock & Roll' show, but there's still plenty of time to tell us what you'd like to see at The Big Telecom Event (BTE) in June 2014.
AT&T-Frontier Deal: A Sign of Things to Come?
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12/17/2013  |  15 comments
Sale allows AT&T to exit from a wireline footprint that no longer fits in with its long-term business ambitions.
Could Cable, Telco Unite on Gig Services?
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12/12/2013  |  31 comments
A cable exec admits he's never considered partnering with neighboring telcos on gigabit networks – should he?
Building NFV on the Best Thinking
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12/2/2013  |  2 comments
CloudNFV is being open about drawing on work of existing and new standards bodies -- are others building NFV this way?
Bolder Is Better for IP Transformation
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11/21/2013  |  18 comments
Metaswitch says every carrier is different, but the ones that go big do better than those that take baby steps.
CenturyLink Shows Cloud Is Still Critical
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11/20/2013  |  5 comments
Like Verizon, CenturyLink makes a significant upgrade to its cloud approach, but in a very different way.
Business Market Rediscovers Its Voice
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11/11/2013  |  8 comments
Hosted voice, converged voice, unified communications - whatever you call it, it's back on the business agenda
Nimble? The FCC?
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11/6/2013  |  12 comments
New FCC head Wheeler is promising fast action, but can he deliver on new rules for the IP era?
Will TM Forum Disclose Role in SDN/NFV?
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10/28/2013  |  12 comments
This week's event in San Jose will be the perfect place for the forum to explain what it's doing and how it might extend Frameworx.
When Size Matters
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10/18/2013  |  6 comments
Dramatically larger DDoS attacks call for a serious change in how service providers prepare for network threats.
Hate Passwords? You'll LOVE This!
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10/15/2013  |  12 comments
Verizon wants everyone to adopt a second layer of security but admits it's a hard sell in a password-weary world
NSA Humor Tops Congressional Hubris
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10/10/2013  |  5 comments
TIA keynote session features a congresswoman and an NSA chief -- one is nice, the other a little too nasty.
Why Verizon Needed a Cloud Reboot
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10/8/2013  |  5 comments
Verizon needed to rethink its cloud strategy to counter Amazon's enduring appeal.
ESDN: OSS Implosion
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10/4/2013  |  11 comments
Oh, the humanity... or, in this case, the humans who operate today's legacy OSSs and are facing massive change and possible job loss.
Comptel: The Contrarian View
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9/26/2013  |  10 comments
Think the telecom industry is in lock-step on major trends? Think again, my friend.
OSS Gets Sexy at ESDN
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9/24/2013  |  10 comments
Operations issues are a major challenge for the SDN/NFV evolution, and they'll be a hot topic at the upcoming Ethernet & SDN Expo in New York City.
Are Connected Cars Creepy or Cool?
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9/12/2013  |  23 comments
There is a fine line between making services more convenient and sharing too much info with the wrong people.
UC&C = Cloud No-Brainer
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9/2/2013  |  6 comments
Helping unite disparate voice, video, and messaging systems is something the cloud can do easily, say Cisco and IDC.
While Ray's Away, You Can Play: We're Extending the Leading Lights Deadline
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8/30/2013  |  5 comments
Leading Lights hopefuls now have until September 4 to submit their entries.
Live Chat: SDN/NFV! Hot Topics! Free Shirts!
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8/27/2013  |  2 comments
Come join the fun. You know you want to.
Outage Outrage
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8/22/2013  |  10 comments
Apple and Nasdaq are the latest to jump on the outage bandwagon. What gives?
If Web Giants Sneeze, Do We All Catch Cold?
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8/20/2013  |  7 comments
Outages have hit Amazon and Google – should we be afraid? Should we be very afraid?
Collaboration Fever Overtakes SDN/NFV
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8/16/2013  |  6 comments
Groups of vendors are coming together to advance the virtualiztion cause, but are they really advancing their own agendas?
IPTV Back on Track
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8/12/2013  |  1 comment
After two years of doom and gloom, IPTV is once again a good news story
Getting the Personal Treatment
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8/8/2013  |  4 comments
Who says rural areas lack connections?
Google Stumbling on Fiber Innovation?
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8/1/2013  |  11 comments
Google threw a party for its "fiberversary" in Kansas City this week, but where's all the fun new things to celebrate?
Going All-In on SDN/NFV
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7/26/2013  |  1 comment
The virtualization of telecom requires an aggregated approach from the Heavy Reading team
Will 'Open' Be A Victim or Victor?
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7/19/2013  |  4 comments
IT-based organizations have helped bring the telecom industry into the world of cloud services and virtualization but can their open approach to solving problems tackle the tough OSS issues ahead?
A Glimmer of Good News for Verizon Wireline
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7/18/2013  |  1 comment
Facing government spending cuts, a CPE sales drought and declining legacy transport sales, Verizon takes some comfort in consumer willingness to pay for higher broadband speeds
US Rural Telcos Under Attack...Again
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7/11/2013  |  3 comments
There are a lot of holes in a new report that finds no reason to subsidize rural broadband
Farmers Need Broadband More Than New Trucks
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2/5/2013  |  4 comments
Rural telcos make the case that they need more support from Washington to provide broadband to their communities
Sidera Shifts Up a Gear
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12/21/2012  |  Post a comment
3:15 AM New strategy targets cloud service providers, content companies and mobile operators, promising data center connections and more
Peeling the Digital Banana
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12/19/2012  |  1 comment
10:30 AM Is 'digital' the new black? Wasn't it the old black?
Candidates Ignore Telecom Issues
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11/1/2012  |  Post a comment
5:00 PM Obama hasn't made any friends in telecom, and Romney doesn't seem to care
5 Key TelcoTV Takeaways
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10/30/2012  |  1 comment
1:00 PM Here's the view of the show from behind the podium
3 Faces of Cloud
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9/27/2012  |  1 comment
11:20 AM Cloud services are like dogs: They can take on the personality of their owners, even if they all have four legs and a tail
When Facebook Met Netflix
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9/7/2012  |  1 comment
6:00 PM Startup Dijit thinks it has an answer - an iPad app that uses Facebook to help you find content on TV or the Internet
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Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

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US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

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Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

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Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

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Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

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At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
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Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

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Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
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Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

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Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
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Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

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Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
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LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

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Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
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Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

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Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
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Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

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After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Lee Doyle of Doyle Research gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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