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The Municipal Menace?
The Utilitarian  | 
7/22/2014  |  11 comments
New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.
Calling All Big Brains: Get the Lowdown on 5G
Jonestown  | 
7/22/2014  |  1 comment
Tune in today to get the latest on the newest wireless tech on the block.
Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
Light Reedy  | 
7/21/2014  |  6 comments
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
Lifting the Cloud Over SDN
Column  | 
7/21/2014  |  4 comments
Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.
Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  11 comments
They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.
How NFV Gets a Foot in the Door for SDN
Column  | 
7/18/2014  |  2 comments
The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.
Will Telecom's 'Open' Be Natural or Organic?
Rewired  | 
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.
Light Reading Appoints Utilities/IoT Editor
Shades of Ray  | 
7/15/2014  |  5 comments
Experienced telecom editor Jason Meyers has joined the Light Reading team to focus on some of the hottest emerging sectors in the industry.
Time to Get Smart About SMB Services
Shades of Ray  | 
7/14/2014  |  3 comments
Can service providers afford to neglect small businesses in a FTTx, 4G world?
Integrated Analytics Make or Break VoLTE Rollouts
Column  | 
7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Intensive end-to-end test and measurement is essential to ensure the smooth rollout of new services like VoLTE.
Integrated Components Accelerate LTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The latest highly integrated silicon components are enabling a massive acceleration of LTE worldwide.
EU Telecom Market, Sans Roaming Charges
Column  | 
7/11/2014  |  1 comment
European Union roaming regulations are opening the doorway to an enhanced consumer experience and higher market growth.
Pervasive Video Could Change Internet Fundamentals
Rewired  | 
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?
WebRTC: A Double-Edged Sword for Telcos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2014  |  2 comments
WebRTC has the potential to enable armies of developers to create their own real-time communications apps in previously unheard-of ways.
The Big Telecom Switch
Column  | 
7/9/2014  |  12 comments
There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities – monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.
Unfinished Business: Stadium Wireless in Brazil
Column  | 
7/8/2014  |  3 comments
Learning some wireless coverage and capacity lessons from the World Cup.
Think Business: Building Trust in Enterprise Small Cells
Column  | 
7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Enterprise small cells are gaining popularity for improving in-building coverage but vendors still need to follow some basic rules for building trust in this new and emerging market.
Will 25G Effort Prove Valuable?
DOS Attack  | 
7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
The 25G Gigabit Ethernet Consortium looks like a case of companies moving to establish a default standard where the standards process has failed so far.
Isis (the Mobile Wallet One) to Rebrand
Light Reedy  | 
7/7/2014  |  5 comments
The carrier-led mobile money JV plans to rebrand to distance itself from the violent militia by the same name.
Cloud Providers: Beware DDoS Domino Effect
Column  | 
7/7/2014  |  1 comment
Aggregating customer traffic in a multi-tenant setting can also aggregate the risk of DDoS attacks.
Uncovering More of the LTE-A Smorgasbord
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/4/2014  |  1 comment
As Release 10 and 11 of the 3GPP's LTE standards are being turned on, operators are seeking features that offer the biggest bang for their buck.
Cable & OTT: Do We Hear Wedding Bells?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/3/2014  |  5 comments
Cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers are striking up an unusual friendship, yet this unexpected pairing may lead to profitability for both sides, once some significant challenges are hurdled.
NFV 'Inception' Meeting Highlights Tectonic Shift in Telecom
Shades of Ray  | 
7/2/2014  |  7 comments
The open source NFV platform meeting in the Valley this week highlights some of the key shifts ongoing in telecom.
3 Barriers to SDN Adoption
Column  | 
7/2/2014  |  9 comments
Just because SDN is better doesn't mean adoption will be easy.
BTE Bits: A Packet-Optical Review
DOS Attack  | 
7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event featured plenty of packet-optical activity and discussion.
IoT: More Things, More Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/1/2014  |  2 comments
As M2M matures into the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology and network requirements are becoming much more complex.
Light Reading's Leading Fights
Shades of Ray  | 
6/27/2014  |  6 comments
Did you see what happened when we mixed booze + balls at this year's Leading Lights awards party?
Can Google Get TV Right?
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/26/2014  |  14 comments
In yet another attempt to conquer the TV set, Google is launching its Android TV operating system for the big video screen. But will it succeed where other attempts have failed?
Pay-TV Providers Stoke the Impulse Buy
Column  | 
6/25/2014  |  4 comments
Pay-TV providers are in a great position to increase their platform revenue and sales of digital copies through a sustained, proactive consumer education program.
LTE & EPC Drive ATCA
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/25/2014  |  2 comments
The rapid rollout of LTE is driving demand for ATCA-based systems to support the EPC, IMS and many related applications.
Prepare for a 5G Onslaught
Shades of Ray  | 
6/25/2014  |  13 comments
With 4G just getting into its stride, 5G is already a hot topic. But is it too early? I don't think so.
Open NFV: The World Cup of Confusion?
Rewired  | 
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.
WhatsUp With mVoIP?
Column  | 
6/24/2014  |  4 comments
Mobile operators need a strategy to deal with the demise of traditional voice and the rise of mobile voice-over-IP (mVoIP), and that includes working with the OTT players.
Google's '5G' Buy: Eyeing IPR Ahead?
Jonestown  | 
6/23/2014  |  1 comment
Alpental buy gets Google some radio talent now and helps it hedge bets on a 5G future.
MNOs Need to Get in the Driver's Seat
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2014  |  1 comment
The market for connected cars is growing rapidly, with an expected CAGR of 41.2% between 2013 and 2018.
Spam in the White City
Light Reedy  | 
6/19/2014  |  11 comments
Tax season brought a huge wave of banking phishing scams to Chicago, Cloudmark says, urging operators to do more to protect against it – and talk more about it.
Hot Stuff at BTE
Shades of Ray  | 
6/18/2014  |  Post a comment
The range and depth of topics discussed at the Big Telecom Event has been almost overwhelming.
Level With Me: When Rumors Get Real
Rewired  | 
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?
Making Things Simpler
Column  | 
6/16/2014  |  8 comments
How can cable engineers reduce the complexity in both network design and configuration?
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best New Product (Mobile)
Jonestown  | 
6/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics for carriers, self-optimizing networks, business small cells and a little app that could save you big money are among the contenders for the best mobile product of 2014 at Leading Lights.
WiFi Gets Around
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/13/2014  |  4 comments
WiFi roaming isn't just for cellular offload anymore – MSOs and enterprise customers are also moving toward WiFi networks for cost savings across the board, especially for international roaming.
Telecom Looks at the Big Picture
Shades of Ray  | 
6/13/2014  |  7 comments
It's time for the telecom sector to take a long hard look at itself, starting at BTE.
Cisco VNI: Make Way for HD & 4K Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/11/2014  |  Post a comment
In the latest edition of its Visual Networking Index (VNI) study, Cisco forecasts that HD and Ultra HD video will account for nearly two-thirds of all IP video traffic by 2018.
Five Key Takeaways From TM Forum Live!
Rewired  | 
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?
Rewired  | 
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?
Have You Made Your Customers Smile Today?
Light Reedy  | 
6/3/2014  |  6 comments
Is T-Mobile the master of smile moments? Two industry figures' tips on customer-centricity sound a lot like the Magenta carrier's recent 'uncarrier' moves.
Meet Tom Wheeler, Net Neutrality Procrastinator-in-Chief
Column  | 
6/2/2014  |  25 comments
Even after all these years and all this talking, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler thinks this Net Neutrality thing hasn't been discussed enough.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best New Cable Product
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Seven new cable products take the stage this year, covering a wide range of the technology spectrum.
WebRTC in the Wild
Light Reedy  | 
6/2/2014  |  2 comments
Companies are starting to offer WebRTC-enabled services, and the network operators are – and should be – taking note.
Leading Lights Finalists 2014: Best Telecom Product, Part 2
DOS Attack  | 
5/30/2014  |  4 comments
Check out the second batch of Leading Lights contenders in this category.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

7|4|14   |   2:45   |   (0) comments


As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

7|4|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
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dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

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With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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BTE Panel: Network of the Future

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Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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Redknee Supports BH Telecom With Redknee Unified

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Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, and Amir Orucevic, Director BH Mobile, discuss how the benefits of the Redknee Unified suite of products provide BH Telecom with innovation and leadership in the market, with the flexibility to launch services faster to the market, provide new and compelling promotions and pricing models, and combine services in order to drive ...
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