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You.i TV Cashing in on Multiscreen Migration
The Bauminator  | 
7/17/2019  |  Post a comment
As the traditional pay-TV biz suffers and the direct-to-consumer OTT video market rises, You.i TV has found its niche as companies on all sides seek ways to simplify the path to a wide array of screens.
Cord-Cutting Could Clip Other Video Players
Breznick Unbound  | 
7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Back-to-back studies by InMyArea Research indicate major TV programmers and streaming services like HBO and Netflix could also face a mass exodus by subscribers soon.
Podcast: ClearSky Data CEO Ellen Rubin Knows Where Your Data Is
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/16/2019  |  Post a comment
Ellen Rubin joins the Light Reading podcast to discuss edge computing and the new need for data management in more places as the world goes from static storage to mobile, multicloud madness.
Huawei Dispute Has Put Global Supply Chain at Breaking Point
Morris Lore  | 
7/16/2019  |  1 comment
With the Chinese vendor now developing alternatives to US suppliers, and Ericsson moving production closer to its customers, the telecom world order is under serious threat.
Network Slicing at Your Fingertips: A Vertical Industry Centric Approach
Partner Perspectives  | 
7/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Slicing networks for different customers may be a tall order for telecom operators, at least at the beginning of 5G.
Untapping the Opportunity in Sports OTT
Column  | 
7/15/2019  |  Post a comment
While sports content piracy is growing at an alarming rate, hurting the industry and dampening down the value of sports TV rights, solutions are available.
The Spectral Efficiency Twilight Zone
Morris Lore  | 
7/12/2019  |  1 comment
Operators desperately need 5G's 'spectral efficiency' to cope with a data tsunami. Just don't expect it to boost profits.
Boingo's New CEO Sees Growth Everywhere, Including in Private CBRS Networks
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/12/2019  |  Post a comment
From 5G to WiFi 6, Boingo's new CEO sees opportunities everywhere. Moreover, those opportunities now stretch into the 3.5GHz CBRS band.
New Route to New Revenue: Detect & Respond to Credentials Sharing
Column  | 
7/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Rather than ignoring password sharing or solely seeking ways to prevent it, service providers are now in position to monetize it thanks to advances in behavioral analytics and machine learning.
No Quick Fix for New BT, Vodafone Bosses
Morris Lore  | 
7/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Philip Jansen and Nick Read are not off to a dream start at the UK operators, and turnarounds could be a long time coming.
Will Standards Lessen SD-WAN's Growing Pains?
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/11/2019  |  9 comments
Ovum and Heavy Reading explain how MEF has stepped in to create SD-WAN specifications to provide clarity in the market, and how this service definition could impact the industry.
Rural America Might See More 5G With FCC's New 2.5GHz Order
DanoVision  | 
7/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The FCC said it's moving to release valuable midband spectrum for 5G with its new 2.5GHz action, but opponents argue American students will suffer as a result. The truth is that Sprint already owns most of the nation's 2.5GHz holdings.
Epsilon Revamps Its Back Office to Support Pivot to Enterprise Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/10/2019  |  Post a comment
International wholesale operator wants to play a bigger role with enterprise customers but adding services such as data center interconnect and SD-WAN requires additional operational and business support tools.
Talk – but No Greater Clarity – on Huawei Ban
Shades of Ray  | 
7/10/2019  |  2 comments
Various reports suggest there has been a relaxation on the trade position being taken by the US authorities with regards to Huawei, but the situation for US vendors is no clearer.
Podcast: Parsing Data & Sharing Poles in Smart Cities
The Philter  | 
7/9/2019  |  Post a comment
US Ignite's Mari Silbey provides commentary on a few topics related to smart cities, including how research universities are helping cities slice up IoT and sensor data into bite-sized morsels.
Roku Retains the High Ground in US Streaming Battle
The Bauminator  | 
7/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Meanwhile, Android TV trails the pack at retail, but continues to make strides with cable ops and other service providers worldwide.
Attack of the Smombies, Dawn of the Wombie
Morris Lore  | 
7/8/2019  |  3 comments
Governments are trying to contain a global pandemic of the smartphone undead.
Colt CEO: US Customers Growing in the Cloud
CxO Spotlight  | 
7/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Colt CEO Carl Grivner said its business in the US – providing enterprise connectivity – is still growing thanks to continued enterprise cloud adoption.
Why Deutsche Telekom Could Exit Romania
Morris Lore  | 
7/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The German operator is rumored to be in talks about selling assets in Romania. Difficult as it may be to pull off, that move could make business sense and suit its strategic objectives.
WiCipedia: AI's Dark Side, Diversity's Baby Steps & the Power/Privilege Dynamic
WiCipedia  | 
7/5/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Allies in privilege and power; automation gone awry; no pats on the back; and more.
5G Today Is Just a Glorified Add-On
DanoVision  | 
7/3/2019  |  3 comments
Now that all of the major US wireless network operators have launched some type of commercial mobile 5G service, it's worth seeing exactly how they're pricing the offering. The results are anticlimactic, to say the least.
Why Telcos Are Going (Cloud) Native
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
While there is a fair degree of hype around the term 'cloud native' and plenty of misuse by software marketeers, it is clearly an important topic among CSP CTOs and CIOs.
Why Huawei's Addition to the Entity List Is the Pandora's Box of Telecoms
Shades of Ray  | 
7/2/2019  |  1 comment
No matter what the US and China agree from now on, the dynamics of the global telecoms technology supply chain have changed forever.
The Top 4 US Carriers Have Mobile 5G
Jonestown  | 
7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
It's the summer of 5G in the US!
SD-WAN Update: 5G Impact Still to Come, as the Market Consolidates
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
In addition to kicking around the idea of 5G's impact on SD-WAN, Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin shares insights on how the SD-WAN market might evolve this year.
OTT-TV Succumbs to Pricing Pressures
The Bauminator  | 
7/2/2019  |  1 comment
Price hike by PlayStation Vue and new packaging options from Sling TV are more indicators that virtual MVPDs need to adjust to become sustainable businesses.
BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos need new ways to monitor their services and networks and some are turning to the open source community for inspiration.
Huawei's IP Update Shows Why US Critics Are Scared
Morris Lore  | 
7/1/2019  |  2 comments
A white paper from the Chinese vendor is supposed to show Huawei respects intellectual property. It seems likely to further unnerve Huawei's critics.
Huaweigate Latest: Trump's U-Turn & Weldon's Whoopsie
Morris Lore  | 
7/1/2019  |  1 comment
Donald Trump's U-turn on Huawei proves this US president lacks any conviction and will not silence the Chinese vendor's critics.
Decision Time in 5G Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/1/2019  |  Post a comment
What's the best way forward for operators when it comes 5G transport networks?
Protecting Enterprises From State-Sponsored Hackers
Column  | 
6/28/2019  |  1 comment
Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.
GSMA to Bring Standardization to NFVi Wild West
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/28/2019  |  1 comment
A collaboration between the industry's largest trade group of mobile network operators and the preeminent open source consortium is aiming to simplify and harmonize dozens of NFVi efforts.
Edge Gravity Aims for Hyper-Scale
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's distributed edge cloud unit is on a path to connect to 'multiple hundreds' of service provider partners in the coming months, new CEO Kyle Okamoto says.
Podcast Interview: IT & Telco Vet Bill Walker
The Philter  | 
6/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Business disruption, telco transformation and big-league bowling. Crack open a cold one and listen to our podcast chat with former CenturyLink explainer-of-things Bill Walker.
WiCipedia: Radical Dissidents, Code Like a Girl & Diversity Scorecards
WiCipedia  | 
6/28/2019  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 'Concealed figures' in space; Gen Z women make more than men in certain roles; Salesforce uses data to examine equality; and more.
The Road to DOCSIS 4.0
The Bauminator  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
DOCSIS has taken a few twists and turns over the past 20 years as it heads toward a next-generation of specs that support Full Duplex DOCSIS, low-latency DOCSIS and Extended Spectrum DOCSIS capabilities.
Service Innovation: Accelerating 5G Development
Partner Perspectives  | 
6/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Huawei Deputy Chairman Ken Hu speaks at MWC Shanghai 2019.
Insights From China Telecom: Intelligent Transport Networks for the 5G & Cloud Era Catalyzes 5G Business Success
Partner Perspectives  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
At the Huawei User Group Meeting 2019, Tang Hong delivered a keynote speech entitled 'Intelligent Transport Networks in the 5G and Cloud Era.'
Ryan Ding From Huawei: Industries + 5G, Enabling New Growth
Partner Perspectives  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Ryan Ding, executive director of the board and president of the Carrier BG of Huawei, delivered a keynote speech titled 'Industries + 5G, Enabling New Growth' at the MWC Shanghai 2019 summit.
Telcos: Security Is Not In Your DNA
Column  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.
Podcast: Why Telcos Are Challenged at the Edge
The Philter  | 
6/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Building edge computing resources for advanced applications is going to be a big challenge to telcos in terms of how and where to invest, as well as when and where to partner with cloud providers, vendors and others.
Acumos AI Project Adds Smarts With Boreas
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest release from The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project offers some interesting incremental improvements.
WiCipedia: Tinkerbell Effect, Photoshop F-Ups & Discrimination Retribution
WiCipedia  | 
6/21/2019  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The women-in-tech dictionary gets a new addition; tactics for discriminatory situations; new uses for Photoshop; and more.
5G Could Usher in New Era of Mobile Cloud
Column  | 
6/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Telecom operators need to take control of the customer experience to really benefit from 5G.
Locast's Scorecard: 250,000+ People Registered, 0 Lawsuits
The Bauminator  | 
6/20/2019  |  1 comment
Unlike Aereo, Locast has found a way to stream local TV channels without raising the legal hackles of powerful broadcasters. But can it drive enough donation dollars to survive for the long haul?
Nokia CEO Finds Positive Spin in Long 5G Game
CxO Spotlight  | 
6/20/2019  |  3 comments
Being more like Shane Warne than Ian Botham could serve Rajeev Suri well in the nascent 5G market.
Brexit-Bound Britain's Broadband Blues
Morris Lore  | 
6/18/2019  |  1 comment
The UK will desperately need better connectivity once it is outside the European Union, say technology leaders. Getting there is another matter.
Adaptive MIMO in the Era of 6GHz Wi-Fi
Partner Perspectives  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure devices must adopt intelligent and cost-efficient architectures, such as Adaptive MIMO, to reap the benefits of 6GHz Wi-Fi.
Future Networking Survey Highlights Challenges & Opportunities for CSP Industry
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
What role will CSPs play as the Internet evolves to support new consumer applications?
Walker Walks From CenturyLink
The Philter  | 
6/14/2019  |  1 comment
Bill Walker, a senior-level executive working on the carrier's cloud, NFV and SDN efforts, has left. No word yet on his next move.
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