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A month after Marvell's CEO and its president -- husband and wife team Sehat Sutardja and Weili Dai, respectively -- left their jobs, the new power at the company was ...
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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/2/2016
When it comes to the white box trend, "gray" boxes, which have a slight proprietary twist, don't give service providers and end users the advantages they're seeking, according to Verizon's Vice President of Product and New Business Innovation Shawn Hakl.
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This report describes the ways that cable providers are exploring big data analytics to improve performance on a variety of fronts. It identifies five key performance indicator areas where cable providers are seeking to apply big data: network performance, service performance, customer care, predictive modeling and virtualization. The report also includes a comparison of key data analytics suppliers that are working with U.S. cable providers.
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