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Time for an Edge Computing Reckoning
MariNation  | 
5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
There's still a lot of ambivalence from operators around edge computing, and the killer app for many of them is anything that helps deliver more bits for less money.
Tackling Transition: Q&A With John Chambers
From the Founder  | 
5/22/2018  |  Post a comment
John Chambers is still as passionate about business and innovation as he ever was at Cisco, finds Steve Saunders.
What VeloCloud Cost VMware
The Philter  | 
5/21/2018  |  6 comments
A dive into some SEC filings shows that the SD-WAN startup VeloCloud wasn't really a unicorn. It's still a lovely show pony, though. Giddy up!
Embracing the Intelligent Era With the Intent-Driven Network
Partner Perspectives  | 
5/21/2018  |  Post a comment
There is still a huge gap between SDN and autonomous networks, so Huawei introduced the 'intelligent network' concept.
How Colt Built Its On Demand Platform
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Three strategic initiatives &ndash Novitas, Stratus and Sentio &ndash have powered Colt's move into on-demand services.
Has AT&T Inked a Deal With Google for TV?
MariNation  | 
5/18/2018  |  2 comments
And if so, what does a devil's bargain with Android TV mean?
WiCipedia: Moms at Work, Ageism in Tech & Girls in Boys' Clubs
WiCipedia  | 
5/18/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Announcing our three Leading Lights Awards winners; celebrating moms at work; men-only clubs think again; and more.
From LTE-U/LAA to 5G Spectrum Sharing
Column  | 
5/17/2018  |  1 comment
The evolution of spectrum sharing into the 5G era.
Four Cloud Skills Every Network Admin Needs
Column  | 
5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
For network admins used to wrangling on-premises networks, cloud networks are different animals to tame.
Rotterdam Sets Sail Toward Self-Driving Ships
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
IBM and Cisco are working with Europe's largest port to reduce fuel consumption and other costs and improve safety.
Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.
China Mobile IoT: China Mobile Partners With Huawei to Create the Era of IoE
Partner Perspectives  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
China Mobile aims to create an Internet of Everything (IoE), in which thousands of businesses are empowered to create billions of connected devices.
Making Sense of Content Overload
Column  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The time is ripe for communications and media providers to use their scale and customer data to deliver a truly personalized experience to viewers.
Machine Learning & AI Take Aim at Network Complexity, Customer Experience
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/11/2018  |  1 comment
Next week at BCE, we'll look at some of the ways machine learning and AI will help operators make the customer experience better, without driving up the cost of network operations.
WiCipedia: Beyond Brotopia, Huggle's All-Female Team & Diversity Ratings
WiCipedia  | 
5/11/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: What's beyond Brotopia?; blockchain diversity is a priority; all-female teams; and more.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
Shades of Ray  | 
5/10/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Company of the Year (Public) category features eight impressive contenders.
BT's Patterson May Be Running Out of Time
Morris Lore  | 
5/10/2018  |  3 comments
Talk of digital transformation and investment in higher-speed networks fails to impress shareholders after the UK operator unveils plans for 13,000 job cuts.
Telstra's Networks for the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The Aussie operator is trying to reinvent itself, and its network-as-a-service is a vital piece of the transformation puzzle.
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Components Vendor
Shades of Ray  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Outstanding Components Vendor category features five strong contenders.
Collaboration Is Key Ingredient in Predictive Analytics & Network Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Every network operators business case is different but what remains true is that combining the disciplines needed to get value from data requires a very collaborative organization.
America: A Tale of at Least Two 5Gs
Jonestown  | 
5/7/2018  |  7 comments
City kitty, country mouse or some other creature? The early 5G strategies in the US will either favor short-range speed or long-range coverage, but likely both on the same network.
Remember the Headend
Column  | 
5/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Because the headend, not the outside plant, is where cable operators can really begin the distributed network transformation.
WiCipedia: Programmer Motivators, Affordable Childcare & All-Female Panels
WiCipedia  | 
5/4/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Chinese women hired to 'calm' programmers; diversity pays off for companies; are all-female panels good for women?; and more.
Virtualizing the Customer Premises
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.
Enabling Automation With Intent-Based Orchestration & Networking
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
At BCE, find out how intent-based networking could be a boon to service providers' goals of simplifying their complex networks.
What's Left of Cisco's Love Affair With Cable?
MariNation  | 
5/3/2018  |  1 comment
Remember the good times.
Virtual Routers Now a Reality
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Four worthy women from the worlds of cable, the enterprise, data centers and B/OSS make our shortlist for the year's Most Inspiring Woman in Comms.
The Future of 5G Fronthaul, Midhaul & Backhaul at BCE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
5G requires a huge change in how network operators build their networks to accommodate wireless data. At BCE, the use of CRANs and the challenges they present will take center stage.
T-Mobile, Sprint Combo Could Threaten German Digitization
Morris Lore  | 
5/2/2018  |  2 comments
If a merger between T-Mobile and Sprint falls short of its targets, it could add to the pressure on Deutsche Telekom in Germany.
Headcount: Ciena Makes Cuts in Global Support Group
The Philter  | 
5/1/2018  |  3 comments
Ciena has cut some staff from its support unit, but the company said it already warned of a multi-year transformation in that group.
Top 5 Drivers for Multicloud
Column  | 
5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Organizations are going to multiple public cloud providers, as well as on-premises private cloud, to meet business needs, says Kip Compton, vice president of Cisco Cloud Platform and Solutions Group.
Ovum Viewpoint: What's Next for WhatsApp as CEO & Co-Founder Jan Koum Resigns
Column  | 
5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has resigned following reports that he has clashed with parent company Facebook over strategy plans. This spells bad news for Facebook, says Pamela Clark-Dickson from research and consulting house Ovum.
Operators Begin Initial Forays Into Machine Learning
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Although most communications service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are planning to deploy machine learning by the end of this year, widespread adoption will hit barriers with service providers until machine learning applicability is proven.
Can the 'New' T-Mobile Make America's Networks Great Again?
Jonestown  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
A US 5G lead, more jobs and cheaper services all sound good, if not bigly, but is it all just promises right now?
T-Mobile & Sprint: Marriage Made in Hell
Morris Lore  | 
4/30/2018  |  14 comments
Consumers, industry employees and equipment vendors must all hope that regulators block a T-Mobile merger with Sprint.
Connect & Compute – Balance at the Edge
MariNation  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
How much will it cost to add intelligence to the network edge?
Can AR/VR Make Real Money for SPs?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In a Big Communications Event panel, AR and VR experts will examine whether immersive media experiences offer realistic new revenue opportunities for service providers.
Matrixx Founder Creates Her Own Culture
Mentor Monday  | 
4/30/2018  |  1 comment
When Jennifer Kyriakakis didn't like the culture of the large company that acquired the business she was working for, she broke away and created her own with a focus on innovation.
US Ban on Huawei Would Trigger Turmoil in Telecom Industry
Morris Lore  | 
4/27/2018  |  10 comments
US authorities were said this week to be investigating Huawei for violating sanctions against Iran. Treating it like ZTE would trigger turmoil.
We're Sorry If We Set Your Car On Fire – Love, Oracle
Wagner’s Ring  | 
4/27/2018  |  1 comment
In which we receive an alarming email from Oracle.
WiCipedia: Female Founders Find Funding & Automotive Careers for Women
WiCipedia  | 
4/27/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The NY Times' first female CIO; female founders get funding; women are needed in connected car jobs; and more.
Light Recap: The Light Reading Hall of Fame
The Philter  | 
4/26/2018  |  2 comments
Here, over three nostalgia-soaked pages, are the telecom heroes and villains that have made it into the Light Reading Hall of Fame since its inception in 2010.
Comcast & the Set-Top Double Bind
MariNation  | 
4/26/2018  |  1 comment
The set-top is Comcast's primary consumer interface, but it's not the best tool for smart home control.
Using Open Source to Drive Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source is a product development model that should unleash faster innovation but may require business model changes for many vendors.
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female-Led Startup to Watch
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Libelium and Movandi and their founders are pioneering new technologies that are already changing the game for IoT and 5G, respectively, making them startups you want to keep an eye on in 2018 and beyond.
Nimble Small Cell Vendors Find Another Market to Exploit
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
LTE and future 5G networks are evolving in a way that overcomes previous barriers to the use of standardized public-network technologies for private applications, and there is better support for features needed in mission-critical use cases.
Swisscom: Quick off the Blocks With 5G
Partner Perspectives  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Major players like Swisscom can't rely on yesterday's successes.
SAIL the Atlantic With CAMTEL
Partner Perspectives  | 
4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) is an ambitious 6,000km submarine cable system that will connect Kribi, Cameroon with Fortaleza, Brazil.
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