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WiCipedia: The Barbie & Unicorn Edition
WiCipedia  | 
6/24/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Barbie's got coding skills; female engineering graduates outnumber men; the other unicorns of the startup world; and more.
Upskill U With Princeton on Big Data Analytics & IoT
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/24/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U goes Ivy League with Princeton Professor Nick Feamster for a deep dive into the role of analytics platforms in IoT.
Upskill U & AT&T Tackle IoT Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Creating a strong security strategy is front of mind for players in the IoT space. Jason Porter of AT&T tackles the toughest IoT security challenges today at Upskill U.
Automating NetOps for a 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/22/2016  |  1 comment
The major topic of discussion at Nokia's Network Management Breakfast, held in Nice during TM Forum Live 2016, was the automation of network operations to support 5G.
Upskill U: Disney on Analytics & CEM
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/22/2016  |  2 comments
Embedded analytics are opening a new frontier to enhancing customer experience, but challenges remain. Juan F. Gorricho of The Walt Disney Company will address these challenges in an Upskill U course at 1PM ET today.
Data Center Drives 400G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
As data traffic continues to expand quickly each year, demand for 400G connections also expands, making way for numerous opportunities for vendors who make 400G components.
Free TV's Decline Has Begun
MariNation  | 
6/21/2016  |  2 comments
The rise of CBS All Access, and the network's own original content, shows that the decline of free TV has begun.
DOCSIS 3.1 Dominates ANGA COM
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a continental coming-out party for cable's new broadband spec, European cable operators embrace gigabit speeds that DOCSIS 3.1 promises to deliver.
Axonista CEO Turns TV Habit Into Startup Success
Mentor Monday  | 
6/20/2016  |  1 comment
Claire McHugh, CEO and co-founder of video application startup Axonista, explains why TV isn't dead, it's morphing into something incredible.
Ditch the Box? It's Code for Keep the UI
MariNation  | 
6/20/2016  |  3 comments
Control of the user interface is a lot more important to pay-TV providers than control of the set-top box.
WiCipedia: Middle Eastern Progress & Founders Fight Exclusion
WiCipedia  | 
6/17/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Female founders talk diversity and pressure; Saudi Arabia and Pakistan make small progress for women; and more.
Telcos Face Hard Reality Check on Software, Virtualization
Morris Lore  | 
6/17/2016  |  6 comments
SDN, NFV and digitalization will probably not help telcos overcome the OTT threat. That does not mean they are not important.
The Future of Telecom
Column  | 
6/17/2016  |  1 comment
In this final blog of a three-part series, Jeff Gordon examines what operators hope to gain from going down the converged service layer route.
Upskill U: Masergy on Network Security
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/17/2016  |  Post a comment
The ever-changing landscape of security threats is driving service providers to rethink traditional security measures. Tune in to 'Big Data Analytics & Network Security' with Masergy to boost your security strategies.
I Love My $40 Smartwatch
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/17/2016  |  2 comments
I love my Martian Notifier. But it was not a love that was meant to last.
Why Charter May Shutter Its Smart Home
MariNation  | 
6/16/2016  |  7 comments
Charter is now de-emphasizing sales of the Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome service for security and home automation.
Spectrum Issues Loom Large for Antennas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/15/2016  |  Post a comment
As network operators and vendors are preparing for 5G systems, antenna research and development (R&D) is expanding to help meet the performance requirements that will be needed in the very near future.
Mohu Cuts Cord With Old Set-Top Parts
MariNation  | 
6/15/2016  |  3 comments
Mohu is upcycling set-tops into new HDTV antennas.
Go Beyond the Basics of Big Data Analytics With Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Deep-dive into Big Data Analytics with Upskill U. Sachin Katti of Stanford kicks off a new learning module with Analytics & Virtualization 101.
Telcos Clamoring for Cloud-Native VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/15/2016  |  2 comments
Operators have firmly identified VNF architecture as the next hurdle on the critical path to NFV, and the clamor for cloud-native VNFs is growing rapidly.
What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
Column  | 
6/14/2016  |  2 comments
SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.
Apple WWDC News: Twitter Brings the Funny
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/13/2016  |  4 comments
The best Twitter jokes about Apple's big spring news.
Upskill U on Security in Virtualized Networks
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/13/2016  |  2 comments
At Upskill U, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Patrick Donegan addresses security solutions in the NFV environment.
Flex's Dowling: Cyber Kids, Brain Training & Tech for Good
Mentor Monday  | 
6/13/2016  |  1 comment
A president at the sketch-to-scale vendor shares thoughts on how technology will improve the world, why cyber kids are crucial to Flex's culture of innovation and more.
Why Niche Content Could Sink Cable TV
Column  | 
6/13/2016  |  3 comments
As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.
Can US Market Barriers Come Down? Bill Owens Hopes So
Shades of Ray  | 
6/10/2016  |  7 comments
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens believes the communications industry needs greater collaboration and, to achieve that, the US needs to lower some barriers.
WiCipedia: Pao Tells All & The Wonder Years
WiCipedia  | 
6/10/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Ellen Pao soldiers on; Indian women seek workforce inclusion; companies led by women make more money; and more.
Level 3 Jump-Starts Cloud Courses at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/10/2016  |  2 comments
On Light Reading's Upskill U, Chris McReynolds of Level 3 tackles latency challenges in cloud networks, explores SDN use cases and covers end-to-end hybrid cloud solutions.
Alphabet Wants to Network the Nation's Cities
MariNation  | 
6/9/2016  |  3 comments
Alphabet has big city plans.
Network Security: Innovation in Isolation?
Shades of Ray  | 
6/8/2016  |  3 comments
The need for service provider collaboration on next-generation network security innovation is my key takeaway from a brief visit to the InfoSecurity show in London.
WiC: Change Starts With Women, Must Include Men
Coyne’s Corner  | 
6/7/2016  |  4 comments
Panelists at Austin's WiC event agreed it's incumbent on women to seize opportunities in comms, but men also need to get involved to help level the playing field.
Cable Goes to Google-Land
MariNation  | 
6/6/2016  |  7 comments
What does it mean when a cable guy heads to Google, er, Alphabet?
What's the NCTA Thinking?
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/6/2016  |  4 comments
In a questionable call, the cable trade group is planning to hold its INTX show next year at the same time as NAB's big trade show in Las Vegas.
What Qualifies as 'Test & Measurement'?
Brianiac  | 
6/6/2016  |  3 comments
What is test and measurement? This is most decidedly not just an academic question – it's at the heart of some deeply felt consternation arising from this year's Leading Lights Awards.
How the Glass Ceiling Became a Window of Opportunity for Ixia CMO
Mentor Monday  | 
6/6/2016  |  3 comments
Marie Hattar explains how she managed to channel the experience of hitting the glass ceiling in engineering into a positive career change for her.
WiCipedia: Rise of the Female CDO & Adidas Flip Flops
WiCipedia  | 
6/3/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The richest women in the world; Bill and Melinda Gates aim to end workplace disparity; the rise of the female CDO; and more.
HPE Looks to Cloud28+ Partners to Drive Cloud Business
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/2/2016  |  1 comment
But Hewlett Packard Enterprise and its partners in the Cloud28+ program will need to generate revenue and customer wins to succeed.
Mapping Open APIs With TM Forum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/1/2016  |  Post a comment
APIs are rapidly becoming the lingua franca of digital business, and the TM Forum is aiming to apply their benefits across the entire IoT digital value chain.
5G 'Skin' Could Kickstart mmWave Medical Applications
Jonestown  | 
6/1/2016  |  3 comments
Researchers at the University of Madison-Wisconson are taking the concept of 5G wearables to the next level.
AT&T Preps for Big Fiber Build
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/31/2016  |  7 comments
In the latest segment of this sponsored blog series, AT&T's Veronica Bloodworth explains how the company aims to extend its fiber links throughout its regions.
IEEE President-Elect Tackles the Digital Divide
Mentor Monday  | 
5/30/2016  |  5 comments
Despite recently retiring, Karen Bartleson is taking on the enormous task of closing the digital divide via a spot on the Department of Commerce's newly created board.
WiCipedia: Leading Ladies & VC Disparities
WiCipedia  | 
5/27/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Our very own Women in Comms lunch and speaker panel; turning the tables on gender stereotypes; female-run startups lagging in funding; and more.
Rogers Upskills on Adapting to Mobile Video Demand
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Upinder Saini, vice president of wireless product management at Rogers Communications, described the digital content differentiator as a solution to address the growing mobile video trend.
Expected Evolution of the Modern Telecom Service Layer
Column  | 
5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second of a three-part series, OpenCloud's Jeff Gordon delves deeper into the driving forces for adopting a converged service layer.
Verizon Upskills on 5G at BCE
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Gerry Flynn, director of network infrastructure planning at Verizon, explains how new industry players and increasing bandwidth demands are driving the development of 5G networks.
Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/24/2016  |  1 comment
WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.
Upskill U Live @ BCE Targets 5G & Mobile Video
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/23/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U hosts two hot breakfasts at BCE on 5G and Mobile Video with speakers from Verizon and Rogers Communications.
From Teddy Bear-Shaped Homes to Cloud RAN
Mentor Monday  | 
5/23/2016  |  2 comments
Parallel Wireless Co-Founder Kaitki Agarwal tells how she made it from humble beginnings in Northern India to co-founding a successful wireless startup.
WiCipedia: Short Skirts & Back-Up Plans
WiCipedia  | 
5/20/2016  |  11 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Short skirts and bright colors get attention; few tech jobs for women in Mass.; an out-of-the-box UC Berkeley commencement; and more.
Global Capacity Covers Cloudifying the Network on Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/20/2016  |  1 comment
On Friday at 1PM ET, Upskill U will examine the latest developments in the interconnection of cloud networks in the course "Cloudifying the Network," presented by Mary Stanhope, Vice President, Marketing, Global Capacity.
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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Energy 2020: Growing Services, Not Consumption

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Management of power requirements needs to be a key consideration as cable operators deploy new services, says Dan Cooper, vice president of critical infrastructure for Charter Communications and chair of the SCTE/ISBE Standards Program's Energy Management Subcommittee. In this video, Cooper discusses the importance of cable operators and technology partners ...
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Huawei & TDC First to Launch DOCSIS 3.1 Trial in Europe

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To meet the rising demands for high-speed broadband and to tackle fierce competition for 1.5 million household, TDC wanted to upgrade its network to use the latest technology. Using Huawei's DOCSIS 3.1 solution, TDC is now able to offer gigabit speeds to its customers.
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OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways

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MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
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Bringing Ultra Broadband to the South Pacific

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At Singapore's UBBS 2016 summit, Light Reading speaks to Lim Chee Siong, Huawei's CMO in the South Pacific Region.
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Juniper's NFV Platform

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A telco cloud is a key enabler for service providers to deliver virtualized services to their customers. Juniper has a differentiated approach with an open and comprehensive NFV platform to build the cloud of the future for multiple use cases.
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Infinera: The Glass Ceiling's Been Broken

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Shannon Williams, an engineer by trade and now the director of sales for Infinera's major accounts, draws confidence from being a female in a male-dominated industry and hopes other women will too as industry dynamics swing in our favor.
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RAD Demonstrates SD-WAN Functionality at BCE 2016

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In conjunction with Versa Networks, RAD demos a joint solution for SD-WAN implementation. The solution uses RAD's ETX-2i, a vCPE platform integrating a powerful IP and Carrier Ethernet NID/NTU with a field-pluggable x86 NFV module that runs Versa's FlexVNF for SD-WAN functionality. The demo implements SD-WAN over a simulated service provider footprint by deploying ...
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Radware on Virtualizing Network Security

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Radware's Michael O'Malley highlights the benefits for service providers of virtualizing network security.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei 2016 UBBS World Tour: Singapore

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Highlights from Huawei's UBBS World Tour event in Singapore.
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The FlowBROKER Solution

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During a demo at the Big Communications Event 2016, Accedian director of product line solutions Greg Spear demonstrates how the FlowBROKER distributed packet capture solution (part of Accedian's SkyLIGHT platform) can be used to troubleshoot and resolve QoE issues.

FlowBROKER is the industry's first lossless remote packet capture solution, which uses ...

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BCE 2016: Dell & the New World Order

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Dell's Jim Ganthier on how the very essence of enterprise is being affected by digital disruption – and how the cloud can help companies find a path forward.
LRTV Documentaries
BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future

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Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding? A panel of experts at BCE considered the evidence...
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