T-Mobile Fixes Broadband in the Czech Republic Partner Perspectives | 2/20/2018 | T-Mobile's Fixed Wireless Access service is providing superfast broadband to more than just 'hard to reach by wire' locations in the Czech Republic. And the 5G-like nature of the service opens up potentially lucrative future new revenue opportunities for the originally mobile-only carrier.
Competition Heats Up for SDN/NFV Processing Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/16/2018 | The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and CSPs requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors.
TalkTalk's 'Tech Debt' Transformation Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2018 | 1 comment In the wake of a damaging cyber attack in 2015, Philip Clayson was tasked with creating a cyber breach remediation plan for over 600 applications across TalkTalk's consumer and enterprise divisions and to deal with the operator's 'tech debt.'
Beating Netflix at Its Own Game Column | 2/12/2018 | How pay-TV operators can unleash the power of AI and deep learning to compete in the rapidly changing video market.
Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2018 | It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.
Operators Adopt Bolder Strategies for Automation Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/5/2018 | 1 comment The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that although most communications service providers (CSPs) prefer to have a solid plan in place before moving on a new market trend, it's not looking to be the same for automation, as most CSPs surveyed say they are moving forward without solid plans.
Data Security in a Multicloud World Column | 2/5/2018 | Managing the multicloud environment means addressing security challenges such as protecting access, ensuring data encryption and achieving consistency with data security across diverse cloud platforms.
Cable SD-WAN: A Generational Moment Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/1/2018 | Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the primary focus for cable in 2018, with fierce competition across the market.
What Lies Ahead for CSPs Column | 1/22/2018 | Here are some predictions about what communication service providers face in the coming year.
AT&T's Sports Boss Shares Her Playbook Mentor Monday | 1/22/2018 | 1 comment Catherine González Pack, who leads the team responsible for NFL Mobile Ticket, talks about her journey from the military to mobile and how she takes risks, asks the right questions and doesn't take no for an answer.
Why Gfast Is About to Come of Age Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/18/2018 | 3 comments The Gfast rollout, which has been stalled while network operators conduct trials and chipset vendors develop new Amendment 3 chipsets, is set to start in 2018 with a ramp-up in 2019.
Rural Broadband: Help or Hoax? Rewired | 1/9/2018 | 1 comment Better Internet access for rural areas is getting a lot of attention from the Trump administration but the plan of action seems less than solid.
5G Experts Pit Reality Against Predictions Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/8/2018 | The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that opportunities abound for 5G vendors as only 15% of TLC service providers have chosen their vendors for the 5G market.
Guarded Optimism Over AI for Automation of Telco Security Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2018 | The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out complex analysis on high volumes of data very quickly could help automate many telco security activities. But is it smart to cut humans out of the loop?