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True or False, Telecom-Style
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3/26/2015  |  4 comments
Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.
Will Open Source Groups Keep Windows Open?
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3/20/2015  |  15 comments
New open source group provides substantial industry insight at MWC -- here's hoping they keep up the effort to keep non-members informed.
Security Compliance Still a Moving Target
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3/12/2015  |  Post a comment
In the wake of major breaches, enterprises are working harder to get compliance, but not hard enough to stay that way.
Donovan Touts AT&T's Software Push
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Even the best specialized routers can't keep pace with the 100,000-plus % increase in mobile data traffic, Donovan tells MWC.
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
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2/4/2015  |  20 comments
Response to FCC head Tom Wheeler's expected re-regulation of broadband access lines was predictable, but also maybe irrelevant.
Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
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1/6/2015  |  12 comments
Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.
AT&T Touts SDN Push, Seeks Talent
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12/16/2014  |  3 comments
Technology guru John Donovan pledges to make AT&T's network 75% software-defined by 2020.
Gardner's Departure a Cautionary Tale
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12/12/2014  |  11 comments
Board of directors allegedly wanted faster pace of change from one of the telecom industry's change pacesetters.
Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
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11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
But what took them so long?
Feeling Edgy? Join the Crowd
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9/25/2014  |  2 comments
There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.
Verizon Puts Cloud Customers in Control
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9/23/2014  |  2 comments
As promised earlier this month, Verizon is letting businesses turn up network and security services on a per-workload basis.
Rethinking Rackspace as a Cloud Partner
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9/17/2014  |  4 comments
Cloud provider backs off M&A plans, but is that the last word?
Putting Your SDN Knowledge to the Test
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9/16/2014  |  1 comment
The ONF is developing standards that will let you go to school on SDN and then test for certification to prove what you know.
Line-Powered Phone Lines: A Hot Topic Again
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8/20/2014  |  11 comments
In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.
Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
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8/5/2014  |  5 comments
One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.
If Not Muni Networks, Then What?
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7/28/2014  |  14 comments
Incumbents don't want cities and towns to build their own gigabit networks, but what's their alternative plan?
Will Telecom's 'Open' Be Natural or Organic?
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7/15/2014  |  10 comments
It's up to network operators to make sure "open" retains some meaning and doesn't go the way of "natural" foods.
Pervasive Video Could Change Internet Fundamentals
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7/10/2014  |  7 comments
The beauty of the early Internet was that it was distance-insensitive but as video takes over and the cloud grows, is that changing?
Open NFV: The World Cup of Confusion?
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6/24/2014  |  5 comments
The move of NFV management and orchestration to an open source model seems inevitable, but how it happens is as transparent as the World Cup refs' game time calculations.
Level With Me: When Rumors Get Real
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6/16/2014  |  6 comments
tw telecom has been a rumored takeover target for years and Level 3 a rumored suitor. But is there more to this deal than just getting bigger?
Five Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
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6/9/2014  |  5 comments
Of course they are all related to virtualization – what else would I write about in Nice?
Can ZOOM See Daylight?
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6/4/2014  |  3 comments
The TM Forum is actively seeking industry input to its ZOOM project to enable NFV orchestration, but what if it went truly open source?
Metaswitch: Telcos Must Get Soft to Survive
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5/13/2014  |  16 comments
Metaswitch CEO urges telcos to transform their business models along with their networks and start behaving like software companies.
Is AT&T-DirecTV Really About Broadband?
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5/5/2014  |  10 comments
PayTV service is not the future for AT&T so there have to be other reasons for buying a satellite TV distribution network.
One Reason Customer Service Sometimes Sucks
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5/2/2014  |  20 comments
Telecom players need to give their CSRs more intelligent tools to address customer issues, or see training and turnover troubles persist.
Who's Ready to Play Broadband?
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4/21/2014  |  37 comments
AT&T's ready, Google's ready, but are the municipalities they want to serve ready to play -- and bring along access rights and other free stuff?
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
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
Between the CEOs
Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Getting Connected With eLTE

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Trunked radio communications have entered the 4G LTE world, and with Huawei's eLTE solution, can now deliver a full range of data and video services as well as push-to-talk voice, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Funkwerk’s on Track With Huawei

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GSM-R technology specialist Funkwerk and Huawei have forged a partnership that is benefiting both parties, notes Funkwerk's Gottfried Winter.
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How EANTC Tested Cisco's Virtualization Solutions

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Carsten Rossenhövel, managing director of independent test lab EANTC, tells Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the innovative approach his team had to take when validating Cisco's service provider virtualization and cloud solutions.
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