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Supersizing the C-Band
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5/21/2019  |  Post a comment
The Super C-band development from Huawei adds an additional 50% to a standard C-band implementation.
Tracking Telco Progress in Open Networking
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5/15/2019  |  Post a comment
My musings and observations on OpenStack, the open source community, what's working and what could work better.
How BT Is Applying AI to Support Its Programmable Network
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5/10/2019  |  Post a comment
AI and machine learning are already key components in the closed-loop control of BT's programmable network.
Service Management Modernization – Benefits & Challenges
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4/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Taking a Pulse on Network Automation
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3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Automation offers the best hope for managing today's vastly complex networks – so what's the hold-up?
Securing 5G Networks: Making Sense of Security Service Requirements
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3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The good news is that service providers understand which tools and capabilities they will need to not only successfully implement 5G security services, but also differentiate them.
Wooing the Video Customers of Tomorrow
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Consumers are increasingly seeking simple, easily searchable and personalized viewing experiences anywhere, everywhere and all in one place.
Optical Networks for the Next Decade
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 group is looking to address the optical transport challenges presented by the predicted surge in user traffic on carrier networks.
Securing 5G Networks: The Commercial & Technical Realities
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3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
The focus on business readiness at Mobile World Congress served to reinforce the importance of fully addressing the business of security requirements.
Securing 5G Networks: Addressing Control Plane Challenges
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Without question, the additional requirements that the 5G control plane supports will inject additional complexity into security enforcement.
Securing 5G Networks: Do You Want Automation With That Slice?
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3/7/2019  |  Post a comment
The scope of 5G security changes is so broad that it is a tall order to address all the resulting challenges in lockstep.
Breaking Down the Barriers Between IT & Network
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3/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Automation plays a critical role in the ongoing digital transformation of the telecom industry.
How A/B Testing Supports VNF CI/CD
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3/5/2019  |  Post a comment
A new Heavy Reading white paper explores various approaches to Continuous Delivery/Deployment in the telecom domain.
Orange, Vodafone to Unveil Common Approach to NFVi
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2/27/2019  |  1 comment
The two operators have been working to develop a number of NFV infrastructure (NFVi) configurations to meet the needs of different types of virtual network function (VNF) deployments.
Taking Control of the Telco Transformation
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2/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Digital warriors from major telcos gathered at a recent Action Week organized by the TM Forum to find out how their peers are building new IT architectures that encourage service development and innovation.
Virtualization Is Progressing, but What About Cloud & Automation?
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2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers are about a fifth of the way towards their virtualization targets.
Is There a 5G Edge Advantage for Mobile Operators?
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2/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge networking and edge cloud are closely associated with 5G. It's not an overstatement to say edge computing is inherent to 5G architecture.
TalkTalk's OSS Rationalization
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2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw talks to the team at UK operator TalkTalk about their efforts to revamp their all-important support systems.
The Self-Publishing Network – What Can it Do for You?
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1/28/2019  |  Post a comment
No, it's not a self-help group for struggling authors...
Using AI for Smarter Cable CX
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1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
A new Tractica report looks at how cable providers are mining their big data and using data-based methods to boost network performance, resolve service issues and manage customer care.
Navigating the Fiber Gold Rush
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1/23/2019  |  Post a comment
In a comprehensive new study conducted for Incognito Software Systems, Heavy Reading finds that communications service providers must implement new OSS strategies to support their next-generation fiber-based services.
Key Takeaways From the UK Network Operators' Forum
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1/16/2019  |  1 comment
IPV6, security, DNS evolution and automation were all on the agenda at the UK Network Operators' Forum gathering in London.
New Open Workgroup to Accelerate Edge Computing
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1/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Developing an open architecture for domain-specific accelerators could empower service providers to accelerate edge computing and related applications.
Vendors Ready Themselves for 5G Capex Influx
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12/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Auctions of 5G-suitable spectrum are now generating billions. Meanwhile, vendors are waiting on a different bounty — the further billions operators will need to spend to finally realize their 5G ambitions.
Cable 5G Transport Shows Promise & Complexity
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12/14/2018  |  3 comments
US cable providers are gearing up to play a crucial role by supporting transport of 5G communications, but their aspirations are clouded by the complexity of 5G itself.
Migration Strategies for 5G Core Networks
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12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Many operators are expected to initially deploy 5G RANs in non-standalone mode on an LTE network, migrating later to standalone mode. But that migration is less than straightforward, and there are multiple options to consider.
Open RAN, Open Innovation
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Next-generation networks need innovation in the radio access network and Open RAN developments are set to disrupt the market – in a good way.
Web-Scale Companies Pioneer Open Line Systems, but Will Network Operators Follow?
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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?
The Acumos AI Project Is On Track but Lacking 'Apps'
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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.
Network Visibility & Data Veracity – the Keys to Operational Simplicity
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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.
Budgets Lag Despite CSP Concern Over Network Security
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11/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Most communications service providers (CSPs) surveyed for this month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) report feel they are on track with network security planning, but more than 80% of respondents worry about future technology being used to launch complex attack vectors.
Data Center Switching Enters the 400G Era
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10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
The growth of public and private cloud data centers is driving a strong and growing market for high-performance switch chips, and the choices dominating operators in the market make will have a dramatic impact.
BT's McRae on Operator-Led Innovation, Telemetry & Curiosity
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
The BT executive shares his views on NFV, automation, in-house development, what he wants from his team and more.
Zen & the Art of OSS/BSS Transformation
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10/19/2018  |  2 comments
Zen Internet, an alternative ISP in the UK, has ambitious growth plans and is looking to a refresh of its back office software, including the introduction of SDN capabilities, to help achieve its goals.
CSPs Prove Eager to Embrace Edge Computing
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Almost 70% of service providers in this month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey say they either already have or will move compute and application execution to the edge by 2020.
A Deep Dive Into CenturyLink's Operations Transformation & Roadmap
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
For CenturyLink, transformation is about enhancing its business in terms of effectiveness, cost efficiency and customer experience. So how is it trying to achieve that?
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
How to Prevent Your Data Lake From Turning Into a Swamp
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10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Collecting large volumes of data is one thing. Making sense of it is another.
ECOC 2018 Optical Workshop Delivers Compelling Vision
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10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Further innovation is needed if optical transport networks are to support traffic growth and there was plenty of evidence at a recent ECOC workshop that key work is already underway.
The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation
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10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.
Open APIs: The Key to the Platform Business Model
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10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers (CSPs) are working towards more open architectures as they develop their next-generation networks.
Who Will Be the Also-RANs in the 5G Market?
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10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G market is set to take off soon, and vendors are racing to make their first 5G radio access network (RAN) offerings available.
Orange's Yves Bellego on Automation, Virtualization Progress
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10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
Key Takeaways From Open Networking Summit Europe
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10/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source may have gained support from the communications service provider (CSP) community, but there are some major challenges in making use of it.
Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
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10/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable is exploring coherent optics technology to better access the cable network and improve fiber networks to increase capacity tenfold.
Lifecycle Test, Assurance of 5G Vital to Its Success
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9/27/2018  |  2 comments
To really get the benefits of the applications that are possible in a 5G world, the industry first needs to transition to software-defined testing and assurance solutions that are flexible and efficient.
Orchestration & Open Source for 5G
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Issues relating to services orchestration have still not entirely been resolved.
5G Transport Gets a Reboot in NY
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G Transport event will examine how packet/optical networking, edge data centers and distributed cloud platforms can combine to support the new 5G RAN and core architecture, and the many new service types associated with 5G.
Look Into the Future of Optical Networks at ECOC 2018
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Key developments and research for future optical networks will be discussed during a special workshop at ECOC on Sunday, September 23.
A Phased Approach to AI Adoption in Network Operations & Maintenance
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9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
To meet the goals of network quality, customer experience and cost containment, operators will need to embrace even more intelligent forms of network maintenance.
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