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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 6/23/2017
My last blog focused on physical layer network planning in preparation for 5G. This blog looks above the physical layer at mobile fronthaul protocols. Here the ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/22/2017
An AT&T executive said Thursday morning that he expects that the operator will be able to start deploying a standards-based 5G network late in 2018 or 2019.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 6/20/2017
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/15/2017
LONDON -- 5G World -- Uncertainty hovers above 5G like a swarm of fleas over a mangy dog, and perhaps the greatest uncertainty of all is how much the whole thing will ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/14/2017
And that's made all the difference for Kaitki Agaawal, who shares her story and advice, as well as her perspective on wireless network evolutions with WiC in Austin.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/13/2017
A potential breakthrough on virtualization of the radio access network (vRAN) could fast make it the hottest topic in mobile telecom.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/9/2017
A tiny startup that says its software can turn PCs into mobile basestations could be a viable alternative to 110,000-employee-strong Ericsson in telcos' national ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/8/2017
In a bid to overcome startup and investor doubts about open source technology, social networking giant Facebook is setting up a new group within or alongside its ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 6/7/2017
As 5G networks appear on the horizon, Apple is looking for a candidate who can represent the vendor in a major radio group at the 3GPP, the industry body that is ...
By Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/23/2017
When it comes to spectrum for 5G, regulators and industry are leaving no stone unturned. It's not hard to see why.
By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 5/22/2017
Having attended the Mobile World Congress and OFC conferences this year, I've seen a consistent theme emerge: Now is the time to prepare transport networks for the ...
By Jim Hodges, Principal Analyst – Cloud and Security, Heavy Reading, 4/5/2017
This year I marked an anniversary of sorts in that I have attended a decade of MWC events. And in those ten years, I have looked at many many hardware chassis, from ...
By Gabriel Brown, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 4/3/2017
The radio access network (RAN) is the critical asset that underpins the world's largest technology platform -- mobile communications. It is fundamental to wide-area ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/23/2017
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Hubbard: AT&T Digs Deep on SD-WAN
Rick Hubbard, SVP, Networking Product Management, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, 6/23/2017
AT&T is prepping a network-based SD-WAN offering that will serve SMBs and branch ...
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Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 4/10/2017
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Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown shares his thoughts on 5G's requirements, ...
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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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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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