FTTH in Latin America – Really?
Column | 4/18/2014 | 2 comments
A new industry report suggests that the market for fixed broadband services in Latin America is about to grow dramatically, driven by fiber access, but I don't see it.
Small Cells: Finding Answers in 2014
Column | 4/14/2014 | 2 comments
Small cells have taken far longer than many have expected to take hold in the market, but now, as the industry is maturing, what's needed for several different deployment scenarios?
C Spire's COO Sees the Percs in SPIT
Light Reedy | 4/8/2014 | 1 comment
COO Kevin Hankins talks to Light Reading about the carrier's loyalty and rewards program and the opportunity in bridging the chasm between networks and IT.
CSPs Catch Big Data Analytics Fever
Shades of Ray | 4/2/2014 | 6 comments
More cash is being spent on big data analytics systems and services as service providers come to realize they need to get smart and dig into their raw assets.
Klout Scores $200M in Lithium Buy
Light Reedy | 4/1/2014 | 9 comments
Social enterprise vendor Lithium snaps up Klout to add its social influence scoring system to its arsenal of customer experience management tools.
How Dirty Is Your Data?
Rewired | 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The telecom industry's merger fever has created a morass of old, outdated and mismatching data records for some operators, which could hamper plans for growth.
The Rise of Virtual EPC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/26/2014 | 2 comments
The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) has emerged as one of the leading candidates for network functions virtualization (NFV).
Big Fish in the CCA's Pond
Light Reedy | 3/25/2014 | 3 comments
The CCA's biggest members, Sprint and T-Mobile, are friends with the smaller carriers, but would they turn foe if they joined forces?
Going All IP
Column | 3/24/2014 | 2 comments
Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.
Stephen Bye, The Network Guy
Light Reedy | 3/20/2014 | 9 comments
All eyes are on Sprint's CTO, the man behind Network Vision, as he looks to build out a market-leading LTE network from a patchwork of different spectrum holdings.
Lessons From the All-IP Transition
DOS Attack | 3/18/2014 | 4 comments
Network equipment providers (NEPs) should take a close look at what they've learned from the transition to all-IP networks as they adapt to a world that's embracing SDN and NFV.
The Re-Resurgence of the Prepaid Wars
Light Reedy | 3/14/2014 | 37 comments
With AT&T closing its Leap acquisition and Sprint introducing a new prepaid brand, contract-free service is once again becoming the biggest battleground in wireless.
Infinera Shifts Up a Gear
Shades of Ray | 3/13/2014 | 7 comments
It looks like the next few years could be the making of the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) system specialist.
How Comcast Could Take on YouTube
Column | 3/11/2014 | 11 comments
Reports that Comcast has a YouTube competitor in the works may have been overstated, but that doesn't mean the cable company won't go that route in the future.
Going Beyond 100G? Not So Fast…
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2014 | 17 comments
There's growing urgency around the need to migrate beyond 100G to 400G transport networks, but who is driving that urgency? Is 400G really the next evolutionary step?
Telefónica Walks the Digital Tightrope
Shades of Ray | 3/10/2014 | 11 comments
The Spanish giant has reorganized and given its Digital operation a more prominent, central role, but now it has a very fine balancing act to make sure it doesn't destroy its digital heritage.
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