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An Analyst's Thoughts on the TIP Summit 2019: What Works? And What Doesn't?
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11/22/2019  |  3 comments
Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown takes stock of the recent TIP Summit, praising the progress made by the industry body but highlighting some blind spots.
A DEEP Dive on Sunrise's Digital Transformation
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11/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Sunrise Communications, the second-largest telecom operator in Switzerland, reported third-quarter service revenue growth of 2.0%.
Keeping the Fiber Lines Running Smoothly
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11/4/2019  |  Post a comment
With service providers installing so much fiber in their plant right now and seemingly no end in sight, the need for automated test solutions will only keep growing.
Telstra's Network & IT Transformation – Becoming a Software-Centric Organization
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10/31/2019  |  Post a comment
For the Australian incumbent, reskilling an entire workforce is the route to a successful network and IT transformation.
From NFV to Cloud Native – 4 Key Themes
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10/25/2019  |  1 comment
Four key themes emerged from a recent HPE and Intel reception, 'From NFV to Cloud Native: Future Proofing Your 5G investment.'
From Virtualization to Containerization
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10/21/2019  |  1 comment
A new set of NFV challenges is emerging as operators plan the shift towards cloud-native applications and a container-based strategy.
Next-Generation Fixed Networks: The Other 5G
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10/15/2019  |  1 comment
It's not just about mobile, you know...
MyRepublic: 'Redefining the Economics of Telco'
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10/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Fixed broadband service provider developed its own OSS and BSS systems, a move that gives it cost efficiencies compared with traditional systems and advanced data analysis capabilities, according to its executives.
Evolving Service Assurance to Support 5G
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10/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Among the many considerations facing network operators as they make the leap into the 5G world, service assurance is right up there with the toughest, as CSP executives will explain at the upcoming Software-Driven Operations summit in London.
VEON Digs Into Digital Diversity
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10/4/2019  |  Post a comment
The Eurasian operator has flipped its digital strategy to give greater autonomy to its geographically diverse operating companies.
Edge Technology Options & Deployment Models
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10/3/2019  |  Post a comment
With hype around all things 'edge' on the rise, Heavy Reading launched a research study to gain a realistic understanding of how edge computing will affect the future of network connectivity.
Edge Cloud Deployments – Operator Proof Points
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9/30/2019  |  Post a comment
There's early evidence that network operators are getting to grips with the opportunities associated with 5G edge cloud architectures.
Migrating OSS/BSS to the Public Cloud
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9/23/2019  |  1 comment
As operational models evolve, telcos are turning to public cloud platforms to host their OSS and BSS systems, but there are still hurdles to overcome.
RJio Takes Baby Steps With Open Source for OSS/BSS
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9/20/2019  |  1 comment
Disruptive Indian operator is embracing open source as it evolves its back office strategy.
Anatomy of an OSS RFI Process
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9/11/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading recently managed a request for information (RFI) process for a network operator – here's what happened...
Deconstructing the Telco Cloud
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9/4/2019  |  1 comment
The term 'telco cloud' is used often, but it can mean different things to different people.
Getting Ready for the Visual Cloud
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9/4/2019  |  1 comment
In a half-day conference at IBC in Amsterdam next week, Intel and partners will show off the visual cloud and demonstrate how it can deliver rich, immersive, interactive video experiences and graphics-based workloads.
The Edge Is Coming but Are Networks Ready?
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9/4/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge computing brings high-performance storage, compute and network resources closer to users and devices than ever before.
Spectrum for Private Mobile Networks
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8/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Enterprises and other organizations want to operate private mobile networks, but what are their options for getting the needed spectrum?
Light Reading Packs Double Wallop at Cable-Tec Expo
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8/19/2019  |  Post a comment
For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.
OSS/BSS Market Snapshot: Half-Time Scores & Long-Term Outlook
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8/9/2019  |  Post a comment
As a keen OSS-BSS observer, I like to parse financial disclosures to gauge the health of the market.
How Airtel Sri Lanka Revamped Its BSS
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8/7/2019  |  Post a comment
For any operator, revamping an entire business support system (BSS) architecture in just six months and cutting IT opex by 80% as a result is a notable achievement.
Private 5G Mobile Networks for Industrial IoT
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7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Dedicated 5G campus networks, designed to meet the coverage, performance and security requirements of industrial users, are one of the most exciting – and tangible – advanced 5G use-cases under development.
Is Light Communications a Solution in Search of a Problem?
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7/30/2019  |  1 comment
LiFi is the latest effort to bring optical wireless communications into the commercial communications networking fold.
Standardizing NFV Infrastructure With Bogometry, Dickering & Do-Ocracy
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7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators gather in Paris for three days of meetings to simplify NFV infrastructure.
Explainability Is the Key to Trust in AI
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7/22/2019  |  1 comment
If AI is to play a role in communications network operations, a high degree of trust will be required. Explainable AI might be the route to gaining that trust.
Meeting Cable's 10G Challenge Without Lots More Fiber
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable operators may not not need to go all-fiber or adopt the new Full Duplex DOCSIS spec to deliver symmetrical 10Gbit/s speeds to broadband subscribers.
Epsilon Revamps Its Back Office to Support Pivot to Enterprise Services
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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.
Why Telcos Are Going (Cloud) Native
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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.
BT Leverages Open Source for Fifth Generation of Network Monitoring
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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.
Decision Time in 5G Transport
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7/1/2019  |  Post a comment
What's the best way forward for operators when it comes 5G transport networks?
GSMA to Bring Standardization to NFVi Wild West
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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.
Acumos AI Project Adds Smarts With Boreas
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6/24/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest release from The Linux Foundation's Acumos AI Project offers some interesting incremental improvements.
Future Networking Survey Highlights Challenges & Opportunities for CSP Industry
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6/17/2019  |  Post a comment
What role will CSPs play as the Internet evolves to support new consumer applications?
The Rise of Network-as-a-Service
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6/14/2019  |  Post a comment
NaaS growth stems from the belief that by leveraging the programmability of the cloud, CSPs can create customizable VNF-based services for anybody who requires a full scope of services and does not want to deploy their own infrastructure.
CSPs Driving Transformation via the Distributed Cloud
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6/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The telco distributed cloud model is gaining support among service providers, even ahead of extensive 5G rollouts.
Charting the Timeline for 5G Transport
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6/12/2019  |  2 comments
To gain a realistic understanding of operators' views and plans for transport, Heavy Reading launched its first-ever 5G Transport Market Leadership Study with support from Ericsson, Fujitsu, Juniper and VIAVI Solutions.
CenturyLink's No Sweat Approach to AI
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6/4/2019  |  1 comment
US operator is moving toward a more proactive and predictive operational model as it uses AI tools to extract greater value from its data, but there are hurdles to overcome.
Understanding the IETF's Control Plane Roadmap
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5/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Automated control of optical is set to move from labs and single-vendor deployments into the mainstream in the coming years – with 5G as a driver.
Top 10 Takeaways After 19 Years as a Telecom Industry Analyst
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5/30/2019  |  10 comments
Reflections and predictions from a career in the telecom industry.
Supersizing the C-Band
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5/21/2019  |  1 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.
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