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Don't Count on 5G for a Capex Boost
Morris Lore  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
The much-hyped 5G standard seems unlikely to fuel a spending boom by telcos when it first appears.
Evolving the Mobile Security Architecture Toward 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
5G will be the first cellular technology to launch in an era when the Internet is routinely weaponized, which will require CSPs to radically rethink their security strategies.
WiCipedia: The Case for Grit, Don't Call It Quits & Lawless Politics
WiCipedia  | 
2/24/2017  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: What does it take to be a woman in tech?; How much do you need to make in a top tech city?; Why should young women enter politics? We've got answers.
Huawei Completes First Commercial Use of Its Butterfly Site, a Rural Mobile Network Solution
News from Huawei  | 
2/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cost-effective butterfly sites bring connections to unconnected rural areas.
Huawei X Labs, Born for Innovative Wireless Applications
News from Huawei  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
X Labs has been created to be a center for cooperation and innovation in the wireless applications community.
As Video Becomes a Basic Service, Telecom Carriers Must Redefine Their Networks
News from Huawei  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Networks built for video deliver the best video experience, explains Ryan Ding, Executive Director of the Board and President of Products and Solutions at Huawei Technologies.
5G Put to the Test
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
There's lots of pre-5G activity in the mobile market and it's highlighting the need for new test and measurement tools.
Telecom Embraces AI's Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The combination of cloud, artifical intelligence (AI) and applications development could be very powerful for communications service providers.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
If Anyone Mentions 6G to Me at MWC…
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  4 comments
I'm prepared for the worst that Barcelona can throw at me.
The Global 5G Test Summit at MWC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
You'll probably hear a lot of 5G flannel in Barcelona this year – but the Global 5G Test Summit promises to get beyond the hype.
Assuring the Telco Cloud
Column  | 
2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The systems and processes used for assuring networks services and business models will need to be updated to support telco cloud and virtualization strategies.
Is the Time Right for a Cisco/Ericsson Wedding?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/17/2017  |  17 comments
Ahead of MWC in Barcelona, talk has started to circulate that nuptials may be in line for Cisco and Ericsson.
A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
Column  | 
2/17/2017  |  2 comments
Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.
WiCipedia: Fintech Flexibility, Snap Missteps & Women of Wearables
WiCipedia  | 
2/17/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google app; and more.
Nice to See at Least One CSP Taking My Advice
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/17/2017  |  7 comments
Colt is focusing on connectivity. Other telcos should follow its good example.
Cloudifying the Communications Network
Column  | 
2/16/2017  |  4 comments
Operators want to take advantage of cloudification, but the communications network is not the data center so they need to bridge the gap between the network and the cloud.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
Shades of Ray  | 
2/16/2017  |  2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Why IBM Is the Best Fit for Verizon's Enterprise Cloud Business
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2017  |  1 comment
Verizon has struck a deal to offload its enterprise cloud services business, Light Reading has learned, and IBM looks like the best fit.
T-Mobile CEO: M&A Coming but Not Quite Yet
Jonestown  | 
2/14/2017  |  18 comments
T-Mobile is expecting telecoms acquisitions this year, as the content, cable, Internet and wireless industries collapse in on each other, but the operator said that it can continue to grow alone too.
Verizon & Charter: No Sweet Valentines
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Two Wall Street analysts have now concluded that Verizon stands to gain much more from marrying Charter than vice versa.
Just Dirty
Brianiac  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
The test/assurance crowd is missing in action when it comes to testing orchestration software – but whose fault is that?
5 Things We Love for Women in Comms Now
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/14/2017  |  3 comments
In honor of Valentine's Day, WiC is highlighting five of the sites, companies, products, commercials and more related to women at work that we're digging this month.
So What Is 4.9G Anyway?
Jonestown  | 
2/13/2017  |  3 comments
It's all about the Massive MIMO, folks!
Time to Invest in Virtual Reality?
Column  | 
2/13/2017  |  8 comments
Is the current virtual reality customer experience equivalent to the significant investment?
RIP Twitter. It's Walking Dead
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/10/2017  |  23 comments
Not even Donald Trump can make Twitter profitable. Twitter is out of time to turn things around.
WiCipedia: Debugging the Gap, GE's Gender Pledge & #ShePersisted
WiCipedia  | 
2/10/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A new documentary about women who code comes to Netflix; GE's lofty goals; Elizabeth Warren stands for all women; and more.
Data Boom Brings Fiber Monitoring Into Focus
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
As the fiber network landscape grows increasingly complex, effective network monitoring is becoming more important than ever, and key to carrier competitiveness.
Comptel Looks Like the Start of Nokia Software Spending Spree
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia has bid to acquire Comptel for €347 million and that looks like just the start of an M&A adventure, one that seems fraught with traps.
Protocol Projects Underscore SDN's Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
SDN is constantly evolving and that process is helped along by numerous projects and other industry developments.
Getting Up to Speed on Microservices
Column  | 
2/9/2017  |  3 comments
With flexibility and speed becoming increasingly important in service development, microservice capabilities are attracting increasing attention.
SoftBank's Son & Trump: Marriage of Expedience
Morris Lore  | 
2/8/2017  |  2 comments
The Japanese tycoon hints at favorable regulatory changes in the US market, but will he ultimately rue his chummy relationship with Trump?
Research Nudges Terabit Wireless Speeds, but What's the Range?
Jonestown  | 
2/6/2017  |  4 comments
Researchers at the University of Hiroshima claim a transmitter system delivered 105 Gbit/s over a single 300GHz channel.
Telcos Tight-Lipped on Trump Travel Ban as Tech Titans Take Fire
Morris Lore  | 
2/6/2017  |  7 comments
Telcos hope that playing nicely with the Donald will bring rewards, but they may ultimately regret his regime.
Can We Outrun the AI Job-Apocalypse?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
2/6/2017  |  16 comments
While some experts predict AI will take all the jobs, others say technology creates more jobs than it destroys.
WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
WiCipedia  | 
2/3/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.
5 Technologies Making 5G NR a Reality
Column  | 
2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Qualcomm runs down some of the technologies that will evolve into the 5G radio standard.
Nokia's Efforts to Lead in Security
Column  | 
2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Nokia is maintaining its strategic emphasis on network security and may have some plausible claims to be ahead of its major vendor rivals – but it still has a lot of questions to answer.
Could Trump Give a Boost to German Broadband?
Morris Lore  | 
2/1/2017  |  1 comment
A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.
Why We Need Diversity Before AI Takes Over
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/31/2017  |  1 comment
Biases from computer programs will seep into the algorithms behind AI, meaning computers of the future could be just as homogenous as today's tech workforce.
SD-WAN Trends Underscore MPLS Woes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
While the SD-WAN market continues to prosper, expect to see more innovations over the next year.
AT&T: Prepping for the 5G World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Tom Keathley discusses the carrier's evolving plans for developing, testing and deploying 5G wireless services over the next few years.
How Boingo's Dawn Callahan Swallowed Fear & Tasted Success
Mentor Monday  | 
1/30/2017  |  2 comments
Taking risks despite her fear helped Dawn Callahan become the CMO of WiFi provider Boingo, and inspired her to help other women keep moving up in the process.
Lawmakers Say Lock That Box
MariNation  | 
1/27/2017  |  4 comments
There go the keys to the set-top kingdom.
WiCipedia: Small Talk, Inflated Egos & the Motherboard of Cakes
WiCipedia  | 
1/27/2017  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Gendered child-rearing can affect perception; small talk pays off; Andela creates opportunities for African developers; and more.
The Certification Process for G.fast
Column  | 
1/24/2017  |  2 comments
Interoperability testing and product certification can help accelerate the uptake of G.fast technology.
BT's Patterson Feels Italian Heat
Morris Lore  | 
1/24/2017  |  Post a comment
An accounting scandal in Italy and a gloomy earnings outlook add to the growing pressure on BT's boss.
Do Women-Only Co-Working Spaces Work for Women?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/24/2017  |  30 comments
Female-only co-working spaces are popping up all over the place, but is cutting men out the best way to level the playing field in the tech industry?
Demystifying NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
For most service providers, NFV adoption is going to be a gradual process that will most likely include three phases.
Multicore Processors Step Up to the Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The approach taken by cloud service providers to hyper-scale data centers and virtual networking is driving the latest multicore processor developments.
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4.5G Evolution: Peter Zhou on Advanced MIMO Technologies & 5G Business Prep

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In the process of service transformation, operators need to catch three major opportunities and start deploying in 4.5G networks, such as video, household broadband access and digital transformation of vertical industries. 5G is coming. Operators don't need to wait for it to happen but should progressively deploy 4.5G networks by introducing 5G-oriented ...
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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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