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G.fast: The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
UBB Forum News  | 
9/1/2014  |  4 comments
Beyond vectoring, there's yet further opportunity to squeeze more broadband life out of copper lines.
Be Open to the Freedom of Openness
Column  | 
8/29/2014  |  9 comments
Open is possible, definable and important, because an environment of freedom is a superior construct.
NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/29/2014  |  5 comments
Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.
Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/28/2014  |  6 comments
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom sector has done it?
Vectoring: Some Va-Va-Voom for VDSL
UBB Forum News  | 
8/28/2014  |  2 comments
There are plenty of ways for operators to squeeze even more life out of their existing copper access networks, including vectoring.
Music to My Mobile
Light Reedy  | 
8/28/2014  |  14 comments
Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.
Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
Column  | 
8/27/2014  |  2 comments
Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities – and challenges – for service providers.
Testing Will Further Boost Mobile Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The growth of the smartphone market is creating a new testing ground for vendors that must find a way to keep ahead of the game.
WDM Gets Edgy
UBB Forum News  | 
8/27/2014  |  2 comments
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
VMware Laughs at Container & OpenStack Threats
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Containers, OpenStack and networking hardware are competitive threats to VMware, which is embracing all three.
Optical Vendors Optimistic Despite Shrinking Market
DOS Attack  | 
8/26/2014  |  1 comment
Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.
M2M's In Fashion: Wearables Play the US Open
Light Reedy  | 
8/25/2014  |  14 comments
The worlds of tennis, fashion and wearables collide as Ralph Lauren and OMsignal turn a polo into a sensor to track your every movement.
5G Hype: An Early Inflation
Jonestown  | 
8/25/2014  |  12 comments
Will 5G become a worthless term before the communications standard is even defined?
Fiber Revival at Deutsche Telekom
UBB Forum News  | 
8/25/2014  |  15 comments
Investment in fiber broadband access has helped the German incumbent's domestic operation turn a corner.
T-Mobile: Small Cells? We're Dense Already
Jonestown  | 
8/22/2014  |  17 comments
CFO Carter Braxton says that T-Mobile's network was 'much more dense' from the buildout.
Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
Light Reedy  | 
8/21/2014  |  14 comments
The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.
A New Verizon App Store? Say It Ain't So
Light Reedy  | 
8/20/2014  |  11 comments
Verizon is reportedly working with an industry consortium to launch its own app store, but past efforts suggest it's not a smart move for the operator.
Line-Powered Phone Lines: A Hot Topic Again
Rewired  | 
8/20/2014  |  11 comments
In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.
Testing Performance Is Key to Cloud Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/20/2014  |  2 comments
As more and more applications move into the cloud, enterprises must ensure that those clouds are rigorously tested for performance.
Breakfast With... Pica8's Steve Garrison
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/19/2014  |  4 comments
Hard times are going to start around Christmas for many SDN startups.
Take Time to Give Time
Column  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.
For Cable, Broadband Is the New Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
As expected, US cable broadband subscribers pass cable video subs for the first time in latest report from Leichtman Research Group.
Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
DOS Attack  | 
8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.
Live Chat: NFV & the Data Center
Light Reedy  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro about how NFV is changing data center requirements and operations.
Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/14/2014  |  Post a comment
As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.
Cisco Earnings: What to Watch For
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/13/2014  |  3 comments
Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.
Iliad's Bid for T-Mobile: This Ain't No Joke
Shades of Ray  | 
8/12/2014  |  3 comments
Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.
VMware, Cisco Build Rival Data Center Teams
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/12/2014  |  2 comments
Vendor lock-in is a carrier turn-off. Cisco, VMware and other vendors hope partnership will be sweet music.
Cable's WiFi Video Attack
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/12/2014  |  2 comments
Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Light Reedy  | 
8/11/2014  |  14 comments
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.
Colt Targets Network Virtualization in the Data Center and Beyond
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/11/2014  |  1 comment
Colt has ambitious plans for virtualization using SDN and NFV.
Gigabit Is the New Black
The Utilitarian  | 
8/8/2014  |  9 comments
The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.
Lunch With... Procera's James Dirksen
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/8/2014  |  4 comments
Procera's VP business development James Dirksen and I talked deep packet inspection and deep fried noodles.
A Short History of Hesse
Light Reedy  | 
8/6/2014  |  10 comments
With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.
Hesse Out, Claure In: Sprint Is Son's House Now!
Jonestown  | 
8/6/2014  |  33 comments
SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.
TWC: Maxxing Out Too Late?
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/6/2014  |  3 comments
While the No. 2 US MSO is accelerating plans for all-digital video and broadband speed upgrades, it's still desperately playing catch-up.
Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
Rewired  | 
8/5/2014  |  5 comments
One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.
SDN's Progress Is Worth Debating
DOS Attack  | 
8/4/2014  |  12 comments
A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.
Data Center Virtualization: Tough for Carriers, Tougher for Vendors
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.
Where to Put Your VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/4/2014  |  6 comments
When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.
A Brief History of the Prank Phone Call
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/1/2014  |  21 comments
More than a century ago, while the phone was still young, pranksters were already calling the morgue to ask for Mr. Stiff.
Apple Launches 'Massive' CDN -- Report
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/31/2014  |  8 comments
The company has interconnect deals in place with Comcast and other ISPs and will likely spend $100 million this year.
Does T-Mobile Need Sprint to Scale?
Jonestown  | 
7/31/2014  |  8 comments
CEO John Legere stresses T-Mobile has options, as Iliad's $15 billion bid for a stake in the operator proves.
Sprint, T-Mobile: The Price War's On
Light Reedy  | 
7/30/2014  |  17 comments
T-Mobile lowering its family data pricing is forcing Sprint to respond, and could spark a true price war in the US.
The Power of the Gig
The Utilitarian  | 
7/30/2014  |  8 comments
The increasing pace of gigabit network rollouts by providers of all stripes is putting more pressure on competitors to respond.
If Not Muni Networks, Then What?
Rewired  | 
7/28/2014  |  14 comments
Incumbents don't want cities and towns to build their own gigabit networks, but what's their alternative plan?
Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?
Light Reedy  | 
7/24/2014  |  6 comments
The results of Light Reading's fourth annual Salary Survey tell us about the salaries, aspirations and job satisfaction of nearly 1,200 telecom professionals.
The Municipal Menace?
The Utilitarian  | 
7/22/2014  |  17 comments
New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.
Calling All Big Brains: Get the Lowdown on 5G
Jonestown  | 
7/22/2014  |  1 comment
Tune in today to get the latest on the newest wireless tech on the block.
Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
Light Reedy  | 
7/21/2014  |  7 comments
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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