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Podcast: The Heat Is on Huawei
The Philter  | 
12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
If Huawei catches a 5G cold, how many operators around the world will suddenly feel a little sick and stay in bed? 'Tis the (flu) season for rampant, worldwide speculation on the Light Reading podcast.
Building a 5G-Ready Experience-Centric Converged Transport Network
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
To compete with OTTs, operators must make the most of their advantages
5G Field Trials Show the Power of Applications
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/10/2018  |  Post a comment
In partnership with Huawei, China Telecom Shenzhen is running one of the first six 5G field trials for China Telecom.
CommScope Still Hazy on Arris's CPE Biz
The Bauminator  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
CFO Alex Pease says broadband CPE is viewed as a 'strategic differentiator,' and struggles in the video set-top sector can be cost-managed.
WiCipedia: 'Bull in a China Closet' Spirit & Unconscious Bias Is No Excuse
WiCipedia  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts make STEM their mission; Forbes' list of 50 women in tech; unconscious bias is no excuse; and more.
5G Demos Show the Tech's Spectrum Achilles Heel
Jonestown  | 
12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
For 5G, the bigger the bandwith the better!
5G Phone Designers Coping With 'Human Blockage'
Jonestown  | 
12/5/2018  |  2 comments
Fingers can block signals from the phone antenna, so phone designers will have to work around that.
We Need to Talk About Prepaid
Column  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
The emergence of the eSIM will make it easier for customers to change operators and force the industry to have a proper conversation about the largely overlooked prepaid side of the business.
Internal Culture Key to Transformation: Huawei GTS
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Internal culture is the most important factor in digital transformation, according to Bill Tang, president of Huawei's Global Technical Services business unit.
5G: Think Things Over
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
A well-thought, innovative and collaborative approach can make the 5G journey successful, writes Dr. Konstantinos Stavropoulos, Solution Marketing, EXFO.
A 4-Step Plan to Cloudification
Partner Perspectives  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
If the term 'digital transformation' is to mean anything, it should include this.
5 Ways AWS Is Reinventing Itself
Column  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
AWS is transforming to reach beyond its hardcore developer base, says analyst Zeus Kerravala.
South Korea's 5G Lead May Bring Industrial Advantage
Morris Lore  | 
12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
All three mobile operators in South Korea have now launched 5G networks, and their focus is on the business rather than the consumer market.
Cloud Dynamics Underpin MYCOM OSI's Acquisition
Shades of Ray  | 
11/30/2018  |  1 comment
Why would a private equity company buy a telecom network assurance and optimization company? Because the cloud is where the money is.
WiCipedia: 'Trusting One's Dopeness' & the Happiest Women in Tech
WiCipedia  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Fidelity re-evaluates its gender breakdown; women in India are happiest in tech roles; Apple starts new training program for women in tech; and more.
Europe's Telcos Fret as Walls Close In On Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
The tightening of restrictions on China's biggest network equipment maker could deal a major blow to its European customers.
So What Is a Telco These Days?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/29/2018  |  2 comments
Should a telco be a bank? Should they own media companies?
IoT Boom Won't Pay Off for Mobile Operators
Morris Lore  | 
11/28/2018  |  3 comments
Ericsson's latest mobility report is a wake-up call for anyone who thinks cellular IoT connectivity will fuel sales growth for telcos.
Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
Column  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
The security industry has an incredible opportunity to move forward and close the talent gap by thinking outside of the norm and taking a chance on technology-savvy women with translatable skills.
Smart Cities Are a Truly Different Kind of Telco Business
The Philter  | 
11/28/2018  |  1 comment
Smart cities could be a telco dream come true but for a long-term payoff, they'll need to keep investing in the space and be careful not to overreach.
Synamedia CEO Seeks New Video Service Tangents
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/27/2018  |  1 comment
In addition to helping pay-TV partners hit all screens, Synamedia is fleshing out its portfolio with cross-app search and discovery offerings and services that help distributors, OTT players and content owners crack down on video piracy and password sharing.
Terabyte Households Surge as Video Eats the Internet
The Bauminator  | 
11/27/2018  |  3 comments
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
Web-Scale Companies Pioneer Open Line Systems, but Will Network Operators Follow?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
The optical line system is undergoing a revolution. Web-scale providers are bringing the concept of disaggregation to optical networking in the form of the open line system (OLS). But are operators buying it?
Countdown to Commercial Use of Operator Cloud VR
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/26/2018  |  1 comment
Cloud VR solves several problems in the VR industry, but also places higher demands on operator networks.
5G Field Trials Show the Power of Applications
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
In partnership with Huawei, China Telecom Shenzhen has invested in 5G innovation and begun researching how to commercialize 5G technology.
Building a 5G-Ready Experience-Centric Converged Transport Network
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
To compete with OTTs an operator needs to build a comprehensive, flexible, and intelligent transport network that provides outstanding user experience and meets service development requirements for full-service operations.
WiCipedia: Gen Z Changemakers, MotherCoders & Keeping Women in Tech
WiCipedia  | 
11/23/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: UK to reach 1 million women in STEM; Gen Z brings change; how to keep women in tech; and more.
Huawei: Building 5G Minimalist Core Network to Overcome the Challenges for 5G Evolution
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Overcoming three challenges for the 5G evolution: Slow service rollout; high operating expense (OPEX); and high single-bit cost.
China Telecom & Huawei Jointly Completed the Industry's First PCS-based 200G/400G Ultra-Long-Haul Field Trial in a Commercial WDM Network
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
China Telecom and Huawei recently completed the first 200G/400G ultra-long-haul field trial to be performed on a commercial WDM network, putting probabilistic constellation shaping (PCS) to good use and revealing nearly 1200 km of un-regenerated transmission on the live network.
What Is Zun? A Typical Component of Openstack to Provide Container Management Service
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Zun allows users to rapidly start and operate the management container without the participation of a management server or cluster.
Podcast: CenturyLink's CxO Moves & Do We Really Need RFPs?
The Philter  | 
11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
On this podcast, we discussed CenturyLink new CTO, why Dull But Critical (DBC) is our favorite category of telecom infrastructure and how cable companies are warming up to the cloud. We also ask a critical question: Does the telecom industry need RFPs?
When Will AT&T First Launch 5G?
Jonestown  | 
11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Any day now, according to recent statements by the company's executives. Try not to get too excited!
Choosing the Unified Fiber & Coaxial Access Strategy
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Many cable operators have already started to deploy FTTH when expanding their network footprint, and even more are preparing to do so.
The 5G Enterprise Conversation
The Philter  | 
11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
For enterprises, 5G opens up a new conversation with carriers – not just about what's possible on their new networks, but what they can do now to help businesses beyond providing connectivity.
Podcast: CommScope & Arris Tie the Knot, but Why?
The Philter  | 
11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
CommScope and Arris are merging. Though they frame this as a complementary deal, there's some lingering questions about the broader strategic rationale of the deal and if this is, indeed, a marriage made in technology heaven.
Operator-Supplied Boxes Still Have Role in Video Streaming Era
The Bauminator  | 
11/19/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T gets ready to test Android TV-powered box with DirecTV Now subs.
Beijing Unicom: 4G IP RAN Evolution to Build a 5G Transport Network
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/17/2018  |  Post a comment
To ensure that the transport network is ready for 5G, Beijing Unicom has already started to reserve infrastructure resources.
Can Telecom Business Services Bounce Back?
Rewired  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
ZTE 4MIX Distributed Cloud Solution Builds 5G-Ready Cloud Infrastructure
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
The 4MIX distributed cloud solution provides 5G scenarios with precise deployment solutions to flexibly match diversified demands.
Optimizing the Transport Network for a Better User Experience
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
How can network operators improve the user experience and their network performance right now, without launching into a time-consuming, expensive next-generation business and network plan?
WiCipedia: Taking Names & How to Avoid 'Hurting Men's Feelings'
WiCipedia  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Taking names and tweeting salaries for equality's sake; a satirical guide to being a woman in tech; Google walkout was a long time coming; and more.
New Business Model for Multi-Service 5G Transport Networks
Partner Perspectives  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
The business model for multi-service bearing needs to adapt slowly to be compatible with 5G application scenarios and the extension of operators' value chains.
CommScope/Arris Deal More About Dollars Than Strategic Sense – Analyst
The Bauminator  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Investors see marriage as a way for CommScope to buy cash flow, Raymond James analyst suggests.
The Acumos AI Project Is On Track but Lacking 'Apps'
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project has issued its initial release on schedule but its 'app store' is still rather bare.
5G & the Factory of the Future
Jonestown  | 
11/13/2018  |  16 comments
What's latency got to do with it? Quite a bit actually...
Network Visibility & Data Veracity – the Keys to Operational Simplicity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Operators need an accurate, up-to-date network and service topology view in order to determine the 'Eulerian path' of service configuration and implementation.
Dish Awarded $90M in Video Piracy Case
The Bauminator  | 
11/13/2018  |  1 comment
SetTV ordered to stop retransmitting Dish's satellite or OTT TV feeds, hand over SetTV-branded set-top boxes.
Disney Dispenses Details About Its New Streaming Service
The Bauminator  | 
11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Set for a late 2019 debut, Disney+ will feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic and take on OTT video giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
BT Needs a Kick in the Ducts
Morris Lore  | 
11/12/2018  |  1 comment
The legal separation of BT and Openreach is a farce.
Podcast: Verizon Restructures, Telcos Chase Enterprise Business & Queen Still Rocks
The Philter  | 
11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
5G networks are blurring the lines between what can be done on fixed and mobile networks. And, of course, Verizon and all of the companies building these networks are changing, too. We look a Verizon's recent restructuring and speculate what it might mean for the telco as 5G fever kicks into high gear.
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