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Poll: Metro Apps Top of Mind for Optical
DOS Attack  | 
1/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading readers have confirmed the metro is where it's at for optical in 2015.
How 2 Meta-Trends Will Drive Telecom in 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/30/2015  |  1 comment
This year is expected to be a year of great market evolution across most telecom sectors, specifically in virtualization and Long Term Evolution (LTE).
Comcast Apologizes to 'A**hole' Brown
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/29/2015  |  9 comments
Comcast's customer retention department seems unclear on the concept of retaining customers.
Comlink Jumps Into 100G
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1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Michigan operator Comlink explains how and why it just joined the 100G race.
The Granddaddy of Gigabit Gatherings
The Gigabot  | 
1/29/2015  |  2 comments
Light Reading will bring the Gigabit Cities community together in Atlanta May 13 and 14.
The Telco's Dilemma: Building or Outsourcing?
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1/29/2015  |  Post a comment
There are three important questions service providers need to address for in-market and out-of-market expansion.
Metro 100G: Get Excited, but Not Too Excited
DOS Attack  | 
1/28/2015  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin takes stock of the metro 100G movement percolating in the optical sector.
Mobile Security Should Be Customer-Centric
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Bring your own device (BYOD) is flourishing, creating the need for better security on shared personal/workplace mobile devices.
Helping Millimeter Wave Achieve Its Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Millimeter wave technology holds tremendous potential for delivering ultra-high-speed wireless broadband, but so far the market has been more smoke than fire.
Past Testifies to Future Need for LTE-A Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendors and operators are turning to Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) testing to ensure that their mobile networks are working as efficiently as possible.
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
Column  | 
1/26/2015  |  10 comments
Cablevision's new Freewheel WiFi service will offer 'unlimited data, talk and text' plus access to Cablevision hotspots for a smallish monthly fee, but is hotspot access worth the price?
BlackBerry Wants Net Neutrality Protection – That's Just Sad
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/22/2015  |  16 comments
BlackBerry says the US government should make those nasty developers write apps for its platform.
Communicating With a Twist of Light
Column  | 
1/22/2015  |  3 comments
Space Division Multiplexing (SDM) technologies could help relieve future bottlenecks in communications networks.
PTC Sails On Without Us
DOS Attack  | 
1/21/2015  |  6 comments
We weren't at PTC 2015, but our press release-issuing friends were.
SDN/NFV Pushes the Boundaries for Multicore Processors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Integrated multicore processors offer a cost-effective solution for hardware systems used in demanding SDN and NFV applications.
The New Internet Space Race: Google's Final Frontier?
Jonestown  | 
1/21/2015  |  9 comments
Google is now backing or actively exploring three ways of delivering cheaper Internet connectivity to the world: satellites, drones and balloons.
Virtual CPE: An Early Mover for Virtual Networks
Wagner’s Ring  | 
1/21/2015  |  4 comments
Gets results on a small scale before embarking on a big SDN or NFV network transformation.
Maximizing Spectrum ROI With Small Cells
Column  | 
1/20/2015  |  3 comments
Small cells with advanced C-RAN capabilities create a new opportunity to meet wireless demand more economically and deliver the best possible user experience to subscribers.
10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.
Should Samsung Buy BlackBerry?
Morris Lore  | 
1/15/2015  |  8 comments
BlackBerry's patents and IoT expertise would be the main attraction for the South Korean firm.
Toward Gigabit Community Unity
The Gigabot  | 
1/15/2015  |  4 comments
President Obama's stance on municipal broadband is politically polarizing – but could there be an upside for commercial service providers?
The Network Appliance Platform: More Than a Carrier-Grade Server
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Improving processor performance and virtualized network architectures are opening up new opportunities for rackmount appliance platforms.
Google Ready to Get Modular in Puerto Rico
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/14/2015  |  18 comments
Project Ara – smartphones built around modules – will be launching soon, creating questions about how operators will price such devices as leasing programs have become the norm.
Service Providers Jump on Cloud Mobility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/14/2015  |  1 comment
Communications service providers are looking to offer cloud services to any device, anywhere and at any time to boost their revenues from enterprise and SMB customers.
Service Providers Get Social With Customers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/13/2015  |  2 comments
Service providers are looking to social customer relationship management (CRM) to provide superior customer experience
Location Awareness Key to Mobile Intelligence
Column  | 
1/12/2015  |  3 comments
To get real customer visibility and to consistently deliver a higher quality experience, MNOs must have access to real-time location awareness.
Convergence: All the Rage in 2015
Morris Lore  | 
1/9/2015  |  2 comments
This could be a big year for converged service offerings but quad play might prove a tough game for telcos.
Hey, Hey, We're the Dronies! Flying Eyes Get Social, Snappy
Jonestown  | 
1/8/2015  |  3 comments
Flying killers turn into duckface enablers!
CES = MWC x 2
Jonestown  | 
1/7/2015  |  6 comments
The scary thing is that this massive Las Vegas show could get even bigger, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).
Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
Rewired  | 
1/6/2015  |  12 comments
Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.
Some Abbreviated Thoughts on Acronyms
DOS Attack  | 
12/31/2014  |  5 comments
VNF, DevOps, IaaS and FTTdp are among the technology acronyms that came into increasingly common usage in 2014.
Will 2015 Bring IoT Resolution for Operators?
The Gigabot  | 
12/31/2014  |  6 comments
Communications service providers of all types need to figure out what role they will play in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
Cable's Challenge to Go Green
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/30/2014  |  2 comments
The cable industry is embarking on its most ambitious effort ever to cut its energy consumption and associated costs
Ciena Seen as Verizon 100G Metro Favorite
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12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Analysts suggest existing Verizon supplier Ciena is favorite to win a 100G metro spot at Verizon, but several vendors are in the running.
Who Will Make the SPIT Headlines in 2015?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
We're expecting major news from the Service Provider IT (SPIT) fraternity next year.
Amdocs Spies Growth In India
Shades of Ray  | 
12/26/2014  |  Post a comment
CEO hopes to announce new telco customers in India in the coming year.
Small Cell Leaders: Where Are they Now?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/26/2014  |  1 comment
The past year validated our 2014 small cell movers and shakers list in a lot of ways, but it also saw several executives leave the small cell market, by choice or otherwise.
Top 5 Optical Trends for 2015
DOS Attack  | 
12/24/2014  |  2 comments
Software programmability, IP and optical integration, metro 100G and other key trends are worth watching in the transport sector in the coming year.
OPNFV Gaining Traction, But Doesn't Address Orchestration Issues
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Network functions virtualization (NFV) management and orchestration (MANO) is still early in development and will come to market slowly.
What’s in Store for RDK
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12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Next year promises to see more product innovation and more implementations of the cable industry's Reference Design Kit software across the globe
A Drone for the Holidays? The FAA Wants a Word...
Jonestown  | 
12/23/2014  |  1 comment
The FAA has put out a holiday how-to video about the rules surrounding any shiny new drone for you get for Christmas.
Testing of NFV Requires Industry to Mature
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/22/2014  |  1 comment
New streamlined methodologies for data processing, analysis and storage are needed for testing virtualized network functions.
Verizon Reminds Us That 200G Exists
DOS Attack  | 
12/22/2014  |  4 comments
Verizon quietly rolls out 200G on a single route, meeting its timetable and highlighting the next step beyond 100G.
Is Google Good for Gigabit?
The Gigabot  | 
12/19/2014  |  5 comments
Google Fiber delays the planned deployment of its gigabit network in its next nine metro targets, as other gigabit hopefuls step up.
IoT: The Future Is Bright for Operators
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/19/2014  |  7 comments
Network operators have a unique opportunity to develop and profit from IoT-as-a-service propositions.
Apple Global SIM Could Drive Connected Cars
Jonestown  | 
12/18/2014  |  9 comments
Maybe the point of Apple Global SIM goes beyond offering consumers a brief whiff of choice when using their shiny new iPad.
US Carriers, You're Going to Cuba!
Wagner’s Ring  | 
12/18/2014  |  9 comments
President Obama opened the door to American business in Cuba, including telcos.
Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back in the Water...
Jonestown  | 
12/18/2014  |  4 comments
The US Navy has a robot spy shark drone. Yep, you read that right.
T-Mobile, BlackBerry Flirt With Reuniting
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/17/2014  |  19 comments
BlackBerry and T-Mobile are considering kissing and making up, but only if their CEOs can get along.
Cloud Expansion Paves Way for Partnerships
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Cloud enablement partnerships between traditional communications service providers and cloud specialists are set to proliferate in the coming years.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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