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Why LTE Isn't a No-Brainer for Utilities – Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Because of difficulty acquiring spectrum, many utilities are forgoing LTE, and turning to legacy technologies such as CDMA and WiMax.
A Legacy Worth Saving
Column  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Operators can cut the cost and complexity of extending legacy services to all-IP environments.
M2M & IoT Growth Demands More Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets will grow exponentially, requiring more robust testing solutions.
Apple's New iPads: Built for the Enterprise
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/20/2014  |  4 comments
New security features will make it easier for carriers to sell iPads to enterprise customers.
Winds of Change Blow NFV at HP
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/20/2014  |  1 comment
Despite recent shake-ups, HP remains committed to NFV, an executive says.
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
Column  | 
10/20/2014  |  5 comments
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
Google: Carriers & Cloud Providers Need to Cooperate
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/16/2014  |  12 comments
Enterprises demand performance and security in cloud applications that require cloud providers and carriers to work together.
Could Data Be the New 'Currency'?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/16/2014  |  11 comments
Telefónica highlights the potential for data to play a transactional role in digital lives.
Qualcomm, Intel Back Drones Code Project
Shades of Ray  | 
10/15/2014  |  2 comments
Open source is already rampant in comms networking developments, and now it's reaching into the emerging drones sector too, with Qualcomm and Intel on board.
Forget the Internet, Brace for Skynet
The Founder  | 
10/15/2014  |  68 comments
Prepare yourself for the greatest revolution in telecom, ever.
Setting the SDN Agenda
Shades of Ray  | 
10/14/2014  |  2 comments
The SDN community is gathered in Germany for a few days of loving and loathing – so what's hot?
AlcaLu Losing Key NFV Exec
Shades of Ray  | 
10/14/2014  |  1 comment
Dor Skuler is bidding adieu to Alcatel-Lucent having helped to make CloudBand one of the key NFV-enabling platforms in the industry.
Will Apple Enable VoLTE for the iPad?
Jonestown  | 
10/13/2014  |  7 comments
The company appears to working towards VoLTE support on the iPad, but it's not exactly clear when that will happen.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
Column  | 
10/13/2014  |  4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot  | 
10/10/2014  |  11 comments
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
The Big Bandwidth Question
UBB Forum News  | 
10/10/2014  |  1 comment
Will we ever have enough bandwidth?
Europe's Fiber Sell-Off
UBB Forum News  | 
10/10/2014  |  Post a comment
There's a lot of M&A activity in Europe being driven by demand for fiber assets.
Speed Battle Rages in Germany
UBB Forum News  | 
10/10/2014  |  1 comment
Cable and hybrid heat up Germany's broadband battle.
Risky Business for EE
UBB Forum News  | 
10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
The UK mobile giant has entered the TV services market to offer a quad play package, but it lacks a key ingredient – exclusive content.
The Promise of Next Generation Metro WDM Access
UBB Forum News  | 
10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Vendors and operators are working on a new optical transport standard for fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray  | 
10/7/2014  |  3 comments
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.
100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.
Poll: Mobile Broadband Won't Catch Fixed
UBB Forum News  | 
10/7/2014  |  6 comments
Light readers believe that fiber will always have an edge on wireless when it comes to broadband speeds.
Stuck in the 80s
UBB Forum News  | 
10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Norwegian operator Broadnet believes the broadband sector is hampered by regulation from the 1980s.
Cache or Crash?
UBB Forum News  | 
10/6/2014  |  2 comments
Telcos need to think more strategically about the types of technologies in which they invest, says a Telecom Italia executive.
Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
Column  | 
10/3/2014  |  6 comments
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
Money Talks In OTT Discussions
UBB Forum News  | 
10/3/2014  |  2 comments
Revenue sharing is chief barrier to operator-OTT partnerships, finds panel.
Poll: Net Neutrality Rules Unlikely to Deter Investors
UBB Forum News  | 
10/3/2014  |  1 comment
Fiber investments will go ahead no matter what happens with net neutrality regulations, according to the views of the Light Reading community.
Telco Data Centers: Run for Your Life
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/3/2014  |  Post a comment
With competitive pressures increasing, telcos need to build on the advantages of owning and running their own data centers.
TalkTalk's Small Fiber Beginnings
UBB Forum News  | 
10/2/2014  |  8 comments
Are we about to see the start of true fiber-based broadband access competition in the UK?
OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Shades of Ray  | 
10/1/2014  |  6 comments
Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for network operators with SDN and NFV aspirations.
Can India Take Fiber to the Masses?
UBB Forum News  | 
10/1/2014  |  11 comments
India has an ambitious plan to take high-speed fiber broadband to the country's extensive population, but progress is slow.
The Perennial Need for Speed
UBB Forum News  | 
9/29/2014  |  16 comments
Will connection speed always be the key metric used to measure the attractiveness of a broadband service?
Backhaul Strategies: Looking to 2015
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/29/2014  |  2 comments
The challenges associated with small cell deployments, the impact of virtualization, and the demand for dark fiber are just some of the topics to be debated at the upcoming Backhaul Strategies conference in New York City.
Defining the Digital Service Provider
Column  | 
9/29/2014  |  6 comments
Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?
Telecom Italia Looks Vulnerable
Shades of Ray  | 
9/29/2014  |  4 comments
European telco primed for unsolicited bids as its strategy falters.
Bridging the Digital Divide
Column  | 
9/29/2014  |  1 comment
Here are some ideas for how cable operators can help low-income households connect to pay-TV and broadband services.
Swisscom's Fiber Feast
UBB Forum News  | 
9/26/2014  |  1 comment
Competitive pressures have forced the Swiss incumbent to develop a broader menu of fiber-based broadband services than most other telcos.
BT Takes a Step Closer to G.fast
UBB Forum News  | 
9/26/2014  |  3 comments
BT has undertaken further trials of G.fast and is opening up a new R&D lab to focus on such developments.
Managing & Securing SDN & NFV
Column  | 
9/26/2014  |  5 comments
Once SDN and NFV are added to already complex wide area networks, management and security become even greater challenges for operators.
Go With The Flow, Says Arpanet Founder
UBB Forum News  | 
9/25/2014  |  6 comments
One of the 'fathers' of the Internet says the global IP network's transport layer needs an overhaul.
Feeling Edgy? Join the Crowd
Rewired  | 
9/25/2014  |  2 comments
There's a lot happening at the network's edge, and it's worth watching.
BlackBerry's Passport to Success Is Services
Light Reedy  | 
9/24/2014  |  7 comments
Despite the launch of its new Passport smartphone, BlackBerry needs to embrace a future that's in M2M, messaging and enterprise services.
Huawei Calls For Pro-Broadband Policies
UBB Forum News  | 
9/24/2014  |  4 comments
Huawei demands more investment-friendly ultra-broadband regulation from governments around the world.
Verizon Puts Cloud Customers in Control
Rewired  | 
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.
Poll: Optical Fiber Best for Backhaul
UBB Forum News  | 
9/23/2014  |  2 comments
Almost half of our poll respondents opted for fiber as the best medium for mobile backhaul.
The Evolution, Impact & Future of 4K
UBB Forum News  | 
9/22/2014  |  5 comments
Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei's Fixed Network Product Line, takes a look at the evolution and future outlook of the global 4K industry.
Operators: Leverage Advantages Over OTTs
Column  | 
9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Operators should leverage their network, QoS, billing and big data to compete against OTT players with both consumer and enterprise offers.
Fiber Sizzles in Spain as Orange Targets Jazztel
UBB Forum News  | 
9/18/2014  |  3 comments
In Europe, Spain's the broadband market to watch currently.
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Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization

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Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

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ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

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Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

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Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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