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Fixed Wireless: Ready for NLoS Deployment?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/12/2017  | 
(Sponsored.) Even in non-line-of-sight conditions, fixed wireless access can provide reliable high-speed broadband, as tests have now shown.
Qualcomm's Hayashi on Re-Imagining the AI Revolution
Mentor Monday  | 
12/11/2017  | 
Qualcomm's Kathy Herring Hayashi addresses advancements in AI and its impact on job opportunities, how women in communications can both identify and become mentors, and offers her advice for young women considering a career in STEM.
Here's Pai in Your Eye
Breznick Unbound  | 
12/11/2017  |  14 comments
Could the FCC Chairman be taking such a radical position on net neutrality just to force Congress's hand and broker a compromise?
How Taxing Will OTT Be?
Column  | 
12/11/2017  | 
As content and service providers turn more to streaming video, they should weigh the tax implications of their new services.
What If Disney & Comcast Split for Fox?
MariNation  | 
12/8/2017  |  1 comment
Why Comcast would still come out a winner even if it split a deal for Fox with Disney.
The 7 Deadly Sins of Digital Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/8/2017  | 
Gluttony. Lust. And five others. What's not to like?
WiCipedia: Fashionable Coding & Netflix/SAS Lead Innovation Race
WiCipedia  | 
12/8/2017  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; and more.
You Can't Fix OTT Streaming Problems If You Can't See Them
Column  | 
12/8/2017  |  2 comments
When classic deep packet inspection isn't enough.
The Anatomy of Automation: Q&A With Cisco's Roland Acra
From the Founder  | 
12/7/2017  |  3 comments
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
B/OSS Transformation Defies IT Budget Cuts
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/7/2017  | 
The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that business/operations support system (B/OSS) transformation will be an important focus for service providers in the coming years.
BT's Bogeyman: A Soccer-Mad Amazon
Morris Lore  | 
12/4/2017  |  1 comment
A shimmy into the UK's soccer market by Amazon could hasten the need for a strategy rethink at BT.
Net Neutrality Is Not a Rational Debate
Morris Lore  | 
12/4/2017  |  15 comments
Irrational scaremongering about net neutrality is rife, and the real problems are being ignored.
So Who's Going to Buy Interoute?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/3/2017  |  1 comment
European fiber network operator and cloud service provider is up for sale, but who's got the money and the will for such a deal? You might want to look east...
Arris Reels in Ruckus Why I Like This Deal
MariNation  | 
12/1/2017  | 
Hello convergence.
WiCipedia: Apple's Diversity Dilemma & Women Have Tech Edge, Study Finds
WiCipedia  | 
12/1/2017  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Watch your words to avoid the chopping block; Valley-ites expand to less tech-centric locales; LinkedIn works to close the STEM gap early; and more.
America's First 5G? So Far: So Blah!
Jonestown  | 
12/1/2017  |  1 comment
Fixed 5G will be good for Verizon and friends, but it surely doesn't appear to be anything like a wireless revolution. Yet!
Contenders Rev Their Engines at the Start of the V2X Race
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/1/2017  | 
Cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) systems are gaining traction in the market, and may surpass dedicated short range communications (DSRC) systems in traffic safety applications across the world.
China Mobile Achieves the First Goal of Its NovoNet2020 Vision
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/30/2017  |  1 comment
Huawei is a key partner in China Mobile's NovoNet trial network project, which is based on the Telecom Integrated Cloud (TIC) over the two-layer DC architecture, which enables services to be swiftly rolled out.
China Mobile Completes the Most Complex Interoperability Test for NFV Openness
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/29/2017  | 
Huawei and its partners helped China Mobile efficiently finish the most complex NFV openness interoperability tests in China, and possibly in the world.
The Challenges of Operationalizing NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/29/2017  |  1 comment
While NFV provides an opportunity to reduce opex and improve customer experience, it also introduces additional layers of operational complexity.
Startup's President on Squashing Self-Imposed Setbacks
Mentor Monday  | 
11/27/2017  |  3 comments
128 Technology President Susan Johnston shares her lessons learned from participating in mentoring programs, how to be your own best advocate, and how women in comms can 'change the game for other women' in small and large ways.
How 5G Could Digitally Divide in a Post Net Neutrality World
Jonestown  | 
11/27/2017  |  38 comments
5G innovations such as network slicing could be a good way for operators to test drive services in a world where net neutrality has been neutralized.
Making the Case for Supercharging TV Ads
Column  | 
11/27/2017  |  3 comments
With server-side DAI, content and service providers can make live TV as easy to target with data as VoD and SVoD.
Huawei Helps Carriers to Scale Up, Scale Out Before 5G
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/24/2017  | 
There's plenty of excitement in the mobile broadband industry about the potential of 5G, but there's also plenty of room for further innovation in 4G, as mobile operator executives and other industry experts noted at the 4.5G Evolution, Road to 5G Summit.
5G Core & the Service-Based Architecture
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/23/2017  |  4 comments
A new Heavy Reading white paper analyzes various aspects of the new 5G core network design known as Service-Based Architecture (SBA).
UK Govt Finds More Pocket Change for 5G
Morris Lore  | 
11/22/2017  | 
The UK government shows once again how clueless it is when it comes to the 21st century.
China Unicom Transforms Its Networks Into a '3-Layer Decoupled Architecture'
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/22/2017  | 
Huawei will help China Unicom to transform its networks, commercialize the future-oriented NFV network architecture and develop an NFV ecosystem.
NFV Gets Inspiration From the Cloud (Again)
Column  | 
11/22/2017  | 
NFV is still behind in becoming cloud-native. A look at what cloud providers are doing with FPGAs should provide inspiration.
Curing Communications Policy Myopia
Column  | 
11/21/2017  |  1 comment
Sensible regulations are needed as smaller radios get installed to facilitate 5G.
Let's Talk About 5G Efficiency, Not Wacky Services
Morris Lore  | 
11/21/2017  |  17 comments
While vendors continue touting 5G as an opportunity to provide new revenue-generating services, operators are increasingly focused on it as an efficiency tool.
WiCipedia: Herstory, Apple Diversity Stagnates & Queen Bees
WiCipedia  | 
11/17/2017  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: Apple's diversity efforts fall flat; Uber under fire again for not protecting passengers; women in tech in China break glass ceiling; and more.
Ubiquitous SDN Acceleration Is Coming
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/15/2017  | 
NICs have evolved many times, and the smart NIC is the next step, offering a programmable resource that can be configured to provide additional CPU offload functions for different applications.
Making the Move to Multiple Platforms
Column  | 
11/13/2017  | 
Now that communications service providers have reached a crossroads, they must choose quickly to survive.
UNH-IOL Director on Plugfests & Career Pivots
Mentor Monday  | 
11/13/2017  | 
UNH-IOL Director Erica Johnson explains how she balances the technology and business goals of the UNH-IOL, makes STEM opportunities at the lab a priority for high-school students and why women should be comfortable pivoting in their careers.
AI & Machine Learning in NFV/SDN: Key Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/10/2017  | 
Operators are applying artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies to leverage the power of their new programmable, software-based networks.
WiCipedia: Girls Code, Valley Shame & GE's Big Plan
WiCipedia  | 
11/10/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech are finally reaching the small screen; kids take over teaching; techies are starting to feel self-conscious; and more.
Why Cable's Feasting on Fiber
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/9/2017  | 
In an LR webinar next Wednesday, industry experts will look at why cable operators are investing heavily in fiber, the challenges involved and how operators can overcome those hurdles.
Telco Data Analytics Europe: Key Takeaways
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/8/2017  | 
This year's show evinced healthy interest in effectively using data and analytics to run telecom businesses better, but how well are operators actually doing with it?
Test Analytics to Future-Proof Fiber Network Rollout
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/8/2017  | 
FTTx rollouts need a more automated process for collecting and analyzing test results, and analytics could provide the answer.
The Wit & Wisdom of David Hughes
Rewired  | 
11/8/2017  |  22 comments
PCCW exec David Hughes eviscerates the telecom 'poor me' mindset but with a light touch, Carol Wilson writes.
Data Center Interconnect for the Web-Scale Era
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/7/2017  | 
Driven by web-scale Internet companies, three key trends – disaggregation in terminals, open line systems and 100G+ transponders – are reshaping the DCI market.
Could Intel Make a Rival Bid for Qualcomm?
Jonestown  | 
11/7/2017  | 
Bidding on Qualcomm could give Intel a 5G fillip and possibly more importantly an instant 4G boost.
CSPs Embrace Machine Learning & AI
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/7/2017  | 
The most recent Thought Leadership Council survey finds that while communications service providers (CSPs) are exploring numerous emerging technologies, most are heavily involved in machine learning.
How Enterprising Can Cable Be?
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/6/2017  | 
While cable operators have made great inroads with small and midsized firms, the big question in the commercial market is whether they can duplicate that feat with large enterprises.
What Next for DT After T-Mobile, Sprint Bust-Up?
Morris Lore  | 
11/6/2017  | 
Deutsche Telekom's US strategy will be under scrutiny now that plans to merge T-Mobile with Sprint have again fallen through.
WiCipedia: Momism, Lead With Values & Demand Equality
WiCipedia  | 
11/3/2017  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: 'Momism' puts mothers at a disadvantage; lead with values when opening shop; telecom industry comes in last for diversity; and more.
AT&T's Chow: Work-Life Balance Is Bogus
Mentor Monday  | 
10/30/2017  |  3 comments
AT&T's Anne Chow discusses her leadership philosophy, approach to navigating business transformations and why she thinks more women should pursue the C-suite.
Sprint, T-Mobile Tie-Up Would Create Network Powerhouse
Column  | 
10/30/2017  | 
A merger between Sprint and T-Mobile could help to address the gap between the US and its global peers on mobile broadband speeds.
WiCipedia: #MeToo Hits the Valley & WiC Goes to London
WiCipedia  | 
10/27/2017  | 
This week in our WiC roundup: 02 offers senior-level returnships; meet a 'future me'; and 'Don't make money for a**holes.'
Mobile Network Transformation: Clearing the 4G/5G Fog
Column  | 
10/27/2017  | 
Mobile networks will transform from now through 2020, more than since the inception of 2G. New 4G capabilities will trigger some of that, however, 5G both enables and encourages more fundamental change.
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