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Apple-Cisco Partnership Opens Enterprise Opportunities
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
Apple CEO Tim Cook signals a new enterprise push in a joint appearance with Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins, presenting possible new enterprise business opportunities for service providers.
Bagel Downloads & Virtual Cappuccinos
Morris Lore  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
The obsession with being a software company is getting out of hand.
Empowering Women in Africa – From the US
Mentor Monday  | 
6/26/2017  |  1 comment
Nneoma Nwankwo, a Citi analyst and founder of Empower46, helps bring news of female education and empowerment across Africa to the US.
Beyond CPRI: Planning for 5G Fronthaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
While there is little debate that fiber-based fronthaul is the future, there is concern that the CPRI protocol, as it stands, does not scale to the demands of 5G.
Does AT&T Deserve Time Warner?
MariNation  | 
6/23/2017  |  9 comments
'Deserve' is such a strong word...
The Building Blocks for NFV's Ramp-Up
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
As the industry looks to aggressively ramp up NFV efforts, it becomes critical for strong and interoperable industry standards to eliminate vendor lock-ins and create a marketplace for best-in-breed services.
WiCipedia: The Cool Tech Girl & Rallycross Racing
WiCipedia  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Collete Davis runs the (startup) world; raising boys and girls differently; stop interrupting me!; and more.
DT in Cybersecurity – Good but Could Do Better
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Around 1,000 delegates gathered in Munich this week to listen, discuss and clap at random at Deutsche Telekom's two-day cybersecurity event. But was there something missing?
Oracle Touts AT&T Cloud Deployment
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Hungry for attention as a public cloud provider, Oracle lands a major customer in AT&T.
Netflix's Lesson in Culture Expectation Settings
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2017  |  8 comments
Over-the-top content company cuts its famous 120-slide deck down to 10 pages to communicate its values and culture to those both inside and outside of its business.
Buy American: Will It Affect the Telecom Sector?
Jonestown  | 
6/21/2017  |  5 comments
It's really hard to tell right now.
G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
AT&T AI Director on Diversity in Data Mining
Mentor Monday  | 
6/19/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T Labs is made up of engineers, scientists and experts from all walks of life, not necessarily by design, but Director Ann Skudlark says it's an important part of its success.
WiCipedia: 50 to Watch & the 'Sheryl Sandberg of Mexico'
WiCipedia  | 
6/16/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: GTB releases list of 50 women in telecom to watch in 2017; She Loves Tech competes in Pakistan; Erica Baker is our new role model; and more.
Can Comcast Beat Customer Hate With a Private Cloud?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/15/2017  |  6 comments
Comcast is looking to a private cloud based on Cloud Foundry to turn around record bad customer satisfaction scores.
How Much Will 5G Cost? No One Has a Clue
Morris Lore  | 
6/15/2017  |  1 comment
Operators want 5G and they want it now, but they don't know how much it will cost or whether it will make them any money.
Don't Be the Next DDoS Headline: How Virtualization Can Bolster Service Provider Security
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6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Today's telcos and communication service providers are more vulnerable to large-scale DDoS attacks than ever.
Virtuapedians Get Something for Almost Nothing
The Pediatrician  | 
6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
It would be rude not too...
Why You Can't Quit Cable TV
MariNation  | 
6/12/2017  |  22 comments
Cord-cutting is fast losing its price advantage.
Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/12/2017  |  1 comment
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
Confessions of a TM Forum Live! Virgin
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/9/2017  |  2 comments
Heavy Reading's eight key takeaways from the TM Forum's annual jamboree in Nice.
WiCipedia: Setback to Success & the 'Dad Perspective'
WiCipedia  | 
6/9/2017  |  9 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Philly Tech Week appeals to minority youth; men bring the 'dad perspective'; the women of WWDC; and more.
Smart Cities Could Be Gold Mine for Telcos
Column  | 
6/8/2017  |  6 comments
But this story will take years to write.
Busting a Few Myths About Microservices
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6/8/2017  |  Post a comment
A few myths have emerged about microservices that need to be addressed, says Ciena's Abel Tong.
Uber Drains the Swamp, but Is It Too Deep?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/7/2017  |  18 comments
The ride-hailing company said it has let 20 employees go over an investigation into sexual harassment claims and is still investigating almost 100 others.
NB-IoT Gets Insecurity Complex
Morris Lore  | 
6/6/2017  |  4 comments
Reactions to reports of NB-IoT's difficulties betray some insecurity about the prospects for the LPWA technology.
Threat Intelligence: A New Frontier in Cybersecurity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/6/2017  |  4 comments
In business as in warfare, it pays to know your enemy.
Dynamic Storage a Key Support for Cloud Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/2/2017  |  Post a comment
As operators make the push towards NFV, it's equally important to move towards data-on-demand storage.
WiCipedia: Best Initiatives for Women & Highest-Ranked Companies
WiCipedia  | 
6/2/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A roundup of the best initiatives for women in tech; women rank their companies; South LA on the rise; and more.
Doughnuts From the Sky? Oh My!
Jonestown  | 
6/1/2017  |  10 comments
Doughnuts get the delivery drone treatment in Denver, because... of course they do.
Is Heterogeneous Coexistence a Requirement for Mobile IoT?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Learning from and building on the lessons of heterogeneous LPWA deployments makes a lot of sense.
IoT Food for Thought
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/1/2017  |  3 comments
Don't forget about the potential of the 'smart farm.'
Survey Says: SD-WAN No Panacea
Rewired  | 
5/31/2017  |  2 comments
SD-WAN market set to surge but it's not replacing MPLS anytime soon, and there will be security and operational challenges ahead, according to a 451 Research survey.
Moving From All-IP to All-Cloud Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Moving to cloud-native networks has the potential to simplify telcos' complicated software and make network operations and management more efficient.
Developing Tomorrow's Media Leaders Today
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/30/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading is teaming up with Interactive TV Works to support the Interactive Launch Competition, a case-study competition that promotes new TV, broadband and online technologies and apps.
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/29/2017  |  10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
Optimizing the 4G Technology Cycle
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
LTE-A Pro as not only valuable on its own terms, but also as part of a network strategy that will accelerate the commercial success of 5G.
The Evolution of Assurance for NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Those operators that master NFV service assurance early will be able to reap NFV benefits faster and de-risk VNF-based service launches.
WiCipedia: More Uber Upsets & Tennis to Tech
WiCipedia  | 
5/26/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Anita Borg Institute dumps Uber; Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey's board; Clinton & Bush push for a Women's History Museum; and more.
Intel's Lynn Comp on Building a Network Community
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/26/2017  |  1 comment
At BCE 2017, Intel's Lynn Comp addressed cross-industry collaboration as central to driving network transformation.
WiC Panel: Diversity Must Flow Top Down
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
5/25/2017  |  2 comments
The service provider panel at BCE's WiC workshop discussed how diversity in company culture starts with top-down, consistent messaging.
Report Examines T&M, Virtualization
The Pediatrician  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading report illustrates strong ties between T&M and virtualization.
Making Video a Basic Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/25/2017  |  2 comments
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
Can Cloud RAN Help Lessen the Spectrum Crunch?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
With C-RAN, operators have more tools for shoehorning more customers into spectrum they already own.
How IoT, 5G & NFV Will Impact Data Center Infrastructure
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
To fully benefit from the opportunities of 5G, IoT and NFV, operators must assure their infrastructure, services and processes throughout each stage of their virtualization, automation and DevOps journey.
Facebook Feeds Bandwidth-Hungry Users
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/22/2017  |  2 comments
Facebook is building out its networking infrastructure to provide for the needs of nearly 2 billion active users.
Preparing the Transport Network for 5G: The Future Is Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
With the current industry consensus for deployment to commence broadly in 2020, now is the time to prepare transport networks for the coming of 5G.
Fright Wigs & Cocktails: BCE 2017 in Pics
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/19/2017  |  8 comments
Awards ceremony! Party! Media executives wearing disco duds!
WiCipedia: LL Awards, Tech Mom Returnships & How The Post Gets the Ladies
WiCipedia  | 
5/19/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: We celebrate our Leading Lights; tech careers for low-income moms; uncovering the visibility problem; and more.
Cisco's Centoni Shares Guiding Career Themes
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/17/2017  |  1 comment
Being purposeful and choosing wisely, leveraging mentors, accepting feedback and sticking to her north star helped get Cisco GM Liz Centoni to where she is today.
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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VeEX at ANGA COM

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At ANGA COM 2017, Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX, updates Alan Breznick with VeEX's new products and technology. This includes VeSion cloud-based platform for network monitoring, AT2500-3G advanced spectrum analyzer and MTTplus-900 WiFi Air Expert module. He also comments on DOCSIS 3.1 deployment and Remote PHY technology.
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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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