Cogent CEO Dave Schaeffer: The World on a Fiber CxO Spotlight | 8/16/2018 | One way to look at how much the industry is changing is to spend some time with an executive – and a company – that has stuck to the same formula and industry view for almost 20 years.
Taking the Pulse of NFV in the Mile-High City Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/16/2018 | This year's NFV & Carrier SDN event will examine the industry's progress in monetizing virtualization efforts, but will also consider the impact of process automation, which is now positioned as a ubiquitous add-on to any technology.
Automation Makes Network Security a Much Bigger Priority Column | 8/15/2018 | Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
Should Orange Buy Vivendi? Morris Lore | 8/14/2018 | 1 comment As aggregators pile into the market, old-fashioned convergence runs out of steam and US firms eye European assets, a French move reminiscent of AT&T's Time Warner deal could be in the cards.
Separating Blockchain Hype From Reality Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/13/2018 | Depending on who you listen to, blockchain is either an over-hyped oddity or a milestone in legal and financial innovation comparable to double-entry bookkeeping. But how significant is the opportunity for communications service providers?
Magic Leap Jumps to the 5G Future The Bauminator | 8/10/2018 | AR startup's pricey 'Creator Edition' goes on sale, but Magic Leap still needs to jump a much larger hurdle if it's to forge a connection to the consumer mainstream.
Dumb Networks, Not Just Dumb Pipes The Philter | 8/9/2018 | The CEO of one of the largest ISPs in the world isn't so keen to use artificial intelligence to manage its network. He just doesn't need it.
AT&T VP: Using AI to Hyper-Automate Processes Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/8/2018 | With the use of microservices and AI, AT&T is looking to speed up and change the processes that will ultimately help it transform its network operations and become more efficient.
Network Visibility & the Bigger Picture Partner Perspectives | 8/7/2018 | 1 comment Network visibility needs to extend into the virtual domain and enable visibility across virtual and physical environments in a uniform and consistent manner.
America Is Losing the 5G Race, Says Deloitte Morris Lore | 8/7/2018 | 8 comments While US operators are good at talking about 5G, the Chinese are doing are much better job of preparing their country for the potentially game-changing technology, according to compelling new research.
Huawei's Eric Xu: To the Explorers Partner Perspectives | 8/2/2018 | The world's first 3GPP-compliant, polar code supported 5G system was launched at Mobile World Congress on February 22, 2018. It was jointly developed by Huawei and Vodafone, as Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu explains.
OSS/BSS Market Poised to Resume Growth Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/27/2018 | The OSS/BSS market is changing quickly thanks to the move to network virtualization and, more broadly, by the transformation of communications service providers into digital service providers.
Get Off My Wireline Lawn! Rewired | 7/17/2018 | 7 comments Consumers are now shifting away from wireline for broadband, as well as for phone, as more people either prefer wireless access or don't really care.
Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/16/2018 | The use of artificial intelligence by telcos is currently limited, but the Acumos AI Project looks set to make machine learning applications more easily created and readily available.
Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/13/2018 | Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.