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Net Neutrality: Latest Proposal Will Make Everybody Unhappy
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/31/2014  |  9 comments
It's hard to unite carriers and net neutrality advocates, but FCC head Tom Wheeler is reportedly working on a plan that'll do it.
Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/30/2014  |  2 comments
Enterprises increasingly realize that in order to run their businesses economically they need to fundamentally change ways in which they operate their businesses in the connected IP world.
Building the Embedded Hardware Standard for the 2020s
Column  | 
10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
PICMG, which develops open modular standards for embedded computing, looks ahead to the next decade.
Should Optical Suppliers Court Enterprises?
DOS Attack  | 
10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
The emergence of an industrial enterprise customer for Infinera revives a long-standing question.
G.fast: Niche or Not?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.
NFV Just Made OSS Hot
Shades of Ray  | 
10/28/2014  |  4 comments
For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.
Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
Column  | 
10/28/2014  |  11 comments
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
Microsoft's Skype Embraces WebRTC on IE
Light Reedy  | 
10/27/2014  |  21 comments
After years of sitting on the sidelines, Microsoft has pledged to support WebRTC -- formerly thought of as a Skype competitor -- in Internet Explorer.
An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
Column  | 
10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  2 comments
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.
Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  1 comment
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.
Virtual Mobile Core – Why? And When?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?
1959 Newsreel: Make Phone Calls – From Cars!
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/24/2014  |  7 comments
Also: A gloriously complicated homemade answering machine from the same year, and flappers in 1922 make their own mobile phone.
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  |  2 comments
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  |  6 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  |  70 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  |  1 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  |  7 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.
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Interview With Rick Talbot, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

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At the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Rick Talbot shared his positive feedback about the holistic and open approach that Huawei adopts for SDN and NFV. He also found the open sharing at the event valuable as it features different perspectives from Huawei experts, telecom operators, industry analysts as well as security experts.
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Interview With David Snow, Principal Analyst, Current Analysis

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David Snow talked about his understanding of Huawei and its SoftCOM strategy at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that Huawei's wide approach combining IT and CT expertise, introducing big data and analytics into solutions and contributing to the OpenStack community particularly resonate with him and make the company stand out in the industry.
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Interview With Roz Roseboro, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading

10|31|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments


Roz Roseboro commented on Huawei's data center capabilities and NFV solutions at the NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, saying that in addition to covering all three key domains of compute, storage and networking, the company also emphasizes the importance of management capabilities and professional services, which are essential in making NFV a reality.
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Interview With Michael Howard, Co-founder & Principal Analyst, Infonetics Research

10|31|14   |   5:25   |   (0) comments


Michael Howard talked about SDN, NFV, and OpenStack adoption at Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014. Particularly, he pointed out that Virtual Enterprise CPE is the top NFV use case that operators plan to invest in over 2014 and 2015 to deliver new enterprise services through virtualized functions.
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Interview With Jerry Caron, Senior Vice President, Current Analysis

10|31|14   |   3:11   |   (0) comments


At Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014, Jerry Caron from Current Analysis said that orchestration and management are key to realizing SDN and NFV for global carriers, and the approach that Huawei is taking, with its FusionSphere Cloud OS at the core, is in the right direction to address the challenges.
LRTV Documentaries
Broadband Battles

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This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
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Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?

10|30|14   |   2:26   |   (1) comment


Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With CEO of SwitchCom

10|30|14   |   4:13   |   (0) comments


SwitchCom, an IT company based in Angola, recommends a variety of Huawei solutions and hardware to their customers in the energy industry.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy

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Gosaye Mengistie of Ethiopia's Ministry of Water Irrigation & Energy discusses the collaboration with Huawei in that country.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Dongfang Electronics Corporation

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Dongfang Electronics Corporation, headquartered in Chengdu, China, is one of China's largest manufacturers of power generators and contractors of power station projects.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview with Zimbabwe's Customers

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Representatives of Zimbabwe's Ministry of Power and Development discuss the energy needs of their country as well as new areas of improvement due to enhanced ICT capabilities.
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2014 Huawei Electric Power Industry Summit: Interview With Colbún Chile

10|30|14   |   4:29   |   (0) comments


In Chile, an aging energy infrastructure was in dire need of a modern update. Claudio Valenzuela of Colbún discusses how Huawei's ICT solutions continue to provide crucial information to improve the grid and how an in-country engineer is a cricial asset.
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