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Service Assurance Is Critical for NFV & SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/18/2014  |  1 comment
The success of NFV and SDN will depend on service assurance, big data, end-to-end orchestration, and a centralized catalog.
WhatsApp Threatens Carrier VoLTE
Light Reedy  | 
4/18/2014  |  7 comments
While the operators remain quiet on 4G voice, WhatsApp is plowing full steam ahead -- with or without their involvement.
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.
Demythologizing Multi-Play
Column  | 
4/16/2014  |  1 comment
Not everything you thought you knew about multi-play services is necessarily so.
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?
Core 100G Fuels Packet-Optical Switching Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/10/2014  |  5 comments
The move to 100G in long-haul networks is driving the integration of DWDM transport and OTN switching, finds Heavy Reading.
Businesses Face 'Fiber Gap': Report
DOS Attack  | 
4/9/2014  |  24 comments
While fiber-connected businesses are increasing in numbers, they're still isolated islands.
eMBMS: Revolutionary Technology or Alphabet Soup?
Column  | 
4/9/2014  |  1 comment
Will eMBMS be the mobile broadbcast technology that takes off, or the latest in a line of flops?
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.
The Digital Lifestyle Goes Corporate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/8/2014  |  2 comments
Service providers are being challenged to enable a digital lifestyle for their corporate clients as well as residential customers.
100G Inside? Data Centers Will Get It
DOS Attack  | 
4/7/2014  |  3 comments
A new industry alliance is aiming to quickly produce a specification for 100G to be used inside data centers.
Frontier Buffaloes Social Media
Rewired  | 
4/7/2014  |  16 comments
Frank the Buffalo is the popular face of Frontier on Facebook and elsewhere, even if his no-BS promise left some customers cold.
Downloads Keep Highest-Value Customers Consuming
Column  | 
4/7/2014  |  6 comments
Those consumers who watch the most video on mobile devices may actually be willing to pay for it too.
Canadian Operator Sends SOS Over OSS
Shades of Ray  | 
4/4/2014  |  8 comments
Independent Canadian operator Eeyou Communications Network needs some advice about OSS and BSS for a small fiber network operation.
Could Europe's Net Neutrality Legislation Cause a Comms Car Crash?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/4/2014  |  14 comments
The European Union parliament is one step away from introducing a set of mobile roaming and net neutrality rules that are contradictory and potentially disastrous, argues one seasoned industry analyst.
T-Mobile Not Stealing Customers… Yet
Light Reedy  | 
4/3/2014  |  29 comments
The big four US operators managed to add 800,000 post-paid subscribers in the past three months, but the scales are tipping in T-Mobile's favor.
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.
Successfully Managing the IP Transition Is a Tall Order
Column  | 
4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
There are several things the FCC must do to make the IP transition successful for service providers and consumers alike.
Suppliers Gear Up for Big Data Gold Rush
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/2/2014  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics is creating a multi-billion-dollar revenue opportunity for service providers.
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.
Is Technology to Blame for Rigged Trading?
Rewired  | 
3/31/2014  |  15 comments
Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal – and is it fair?
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Extended
Shades of Ray  | 
3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.
WOW Cozying Up to OTT With Good Reason
Rewired  | 
3/28/2014  |  8 comments
Consumers are already exploring their OTT options and one cable operator sees good business in helping them do that more easily.
In a Cloud Services World, Data Center Location is NOT About Latency
Column  | 
3/28/2014  |  24 comments
There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.
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).
Enter the Leading Lights Awards… NOW!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/26/2014  |  3 comments
Time is running out to be a part of this year's Leading Lights, the annual awards program run by Light Reading.
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?
NSA Reportedly Spying on Huawei: What's Chinese for 'Ironic'?
Shades of Ray  | 
3/24/2014  |  23 comments
The NSA gives the Huawei 'security threat' story a new angle…
AT&T Shuts Down Alerts Beta to Revamp
Light Reedy  | 
3/24/2014  |  20 comments
AT&T says a new and improved location-based messaging service is coming later this year.
Going All IP
Column  | 
3/24/2014  |  2 comments
Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.
SDN & NFV: Evolution, Not Revolution
Column  | 
3/21/2014  |  4 comments
The shift toward SDN and NFV is not so much a revolution as just the latest example of ongoing industry evolution that should spur services innovation.
Altiostar: Cisco's Backdoor RAN?
Jonestown  | 
3/20/2014  |  2 comments
Cisco may not be in the 4G macro RAN but its investment in Altiostar is edging it closer than ever before.
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.
Network Managers Cite SDN Roadblocks
Column  | 
3/19/2014  |  2 comments
Support for SDN is overwhelming, but network managers face obstacles and concerns, according to a report from the OpenDaylight Project.
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.
Small Cells as a Service? Not So Fast, MSOs...
Jonestown  | 
3/17/2014  |  16 comments
AT&T Small Cells chief Gordon Mansfield is "skeptical" about the "small cells as a service" concept that MSOs have been talking up.
AT&T Talks Small Cells, DAS in New Ads
Light Reedy  | 
3/17/2014  |  26 comments
Rather than go after its competitors or further muddle the term 4G, AT&T is trying a new approach to advertising -- actually explaining how it's improving its network.
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.
OFC: Available Now – True 10G Stuff!
Column  | 
3/13/2014  |  2 comments
There's lots of talk at OFC about the future of 400G, but for those who want real-world products, then there's plenty of 10G tech to touch.
Jury Still Out on LTE-Unlicensed
Column  | 
3/12/2014  |  10 comments
The eventual success of LTE-U will depend on mobile operators' willingness to take on it rather than carrier WiFi -- an open question.
The Most Depressing And/Or Inspirational Thing You'll Read Today
Column  | 
3/11/2014  |  13 comments
Service providers face tough economic and engineering obstacles to meeting bandwidth demands. And that's good news.
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?
Embracing Technological Change
Column  | 
3/10/2014  |  1 comment
Where will the segmentation of functions lead cable operators as they start to ponder distributed access architectures?
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.
Poll: Backhaul Holds Up City Small Cells
Light Reedy  | 
3/10/2014  |  7 comments
Thirty-five percent of Light Reading's nearly 700 poll takers tell us that backhaul is the biggest impediment to public access small-cell deployments.
Controller Freak
DOS Attack  | 
3/7/2014  |  5 comments
Cisco is consolidating its controllers, but not in favor of OpenDaylight's.
Telco Data Centers: Crisis Control
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/7/2014  |  3 comments
Looking for a telco pain point? Seek no further than the data center...
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Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts

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US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

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Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

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Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

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Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

4|7|14   |     |   (1) comment


At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
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Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

4|7|14   |   2:13   |   (0) comments


Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
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Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

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Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
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Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

4|7|14   |   1:38   |   (0) comments


Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
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LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

4|7|14   |   1:37   |   (0) comments


Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
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Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

4|3|14   |   07:11   |   (8) comments


Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

4|1|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
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Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

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After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Lee Doyle of Doyle Research gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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