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Digging Deeper Into Three UK's Transformation Program
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7/20/2018  |  Post a comment
UK mobile operator Three UK is undergoing a revamp of its radio access network and supporting IT systems.
Lowering the Barriers to Telco AI With Acumos
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7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
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
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7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?
5G Backhaul Vendors Have Opportunity, Work to Do
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7/6/2018  |  Post a comment
More than half the communications services providers surveyed for this report expect to have 5G backhaul ready by 2020, even though they still do not know which vendors they plan to use for this step.
Ovum Survey Shocker: OTT Video Calling Is More Popular Than OTT Voice
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7/5/2018  |  10 comments
Mobile operators may find that all their investments in VoLTE and RCS are for naught as OTT providers win and they are left monetizing the data pipe.
ETSI's Networked Intelligence Group Starts to Get Real
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6/20/2018  |  1 comment
ETSI's wonderfully named Experiential Networked Intelligence (ENI) group, which aims to help operators better understand and improve the management of their networks, has sprung to life.
Source Packet Routing Gets Real in 2018
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6/15/2018  |  3 comments
SPRING has sprung in the routing community.
5G & Industrial Automation: Creating the Factory of the Future
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6/11/2018  |  8 comments
Call it Industry 4.0, Industry-X, Industrial IoT, the Industrial Internet – by any name, it offers tremendous opportunities to transform productivity across many sectors of the economy.
Google's Investment in India's Public WiFi Infrastructure: A Waste of Time & Money?
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6/8/2018  |  1 comment
Just like 3G, 4G and Long Term Evolution (LTE), 5G isn't kicking WiFi to the curb. Mixing WiFi with LTE and 5G networks offers mobile operators numerous market opportunities.
CSP Optimism Doesn't Mean There Isn't Work Ahead for B/OSS Automation
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6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Service providers surveyed for this report are cautiously optimistic about automating business/operations support system (B/OSS) – more than half are already taking steps to automate B/OSS, and even more plan to do so within the next two years.
Automate & Reinvent
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6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Automation was one of the key themes discussed at the recent Big Communications Event (BCE), including how artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, intent-based networking and open source solutions are all helping CSPs on their journey to zero-touch automation.
How Colt Built Its On Demand Platform
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5/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Three strategic initiatives &ndash Novitas, Stratus and Sentio &ndash have powered Colt's move into on-demand services.
Machine Learning & AI Take Aim at Network Complexity, Customer Experience
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5/11/2018  |  1 comment
Next week at BCE, we'll look at some of the ways machine learning and AI will help operators make the customer experience better, without driving up the cost of network operations.
Telstra's Networks for the Future
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5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
The Aussie operator is trying to reinvent itself, and its network-as-a-service is a vital piece of the transformation puzzle.
Collaboration Is Key Ingredient in Predictive Analytics & Network Automation
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5/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Every network operators business case is different but what remains true is that combining the disciplines needed to get value from data requires a very collaborative organization.
Virtualizing the Customer Premises
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5/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Universal customer premises equipment (uCPE) systems are growing rapidly, paving the way for new opportunities, lowered costs and increased performance overall.
Enabling Automation With Intent-Based Orchestration & Networking
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5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
At BCE, find out how intent-based networking could be a boon to service providers' goals of simplifying their complex networks.
Virtual Routers Now a Reality
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5/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Advances in NFV have made it a technology that is now used by CSPs across the globe.
The Future of 5G Fronthaul, Midhaul & Backhaul at BCE
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5/2/2018  |  Post a comment
5G requires a huge change in how network operators build their networks to accommodate wireless data. At BCE, the use of CRANs and the challenges they present will take center stage.
Operators Begin Initial Forays Into Machine Learning
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5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Although most communications service providers (CSPs) in this focus group are planning to deploy machine learning by the end of this year, widespread adoption will hit barriers with service providers until machine learning applicability is proven.
Using Open Source to Drive Automation
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4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source is a product development model that should unleash faster innovation but may require business model changes for many vendors.
Nimble Small Cell Vendors Find Another Market to Exploit
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4/26/2018  |  Post a comment
LTE and future 5G networks are evolving in a way that overcomes previous barriers to the use of standardized public-network technologies for private applications, and there is better support for features needed in mission-critical use cases.
No Containers Yet? No Worries
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4/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Containers seemed poised to take over the Earth, but they've proven slow to implement. Find out how people are implementing containers on real-world service provider networks at the Big Communications Event in Austin next month!
Telco Journey to Cloud-Native: We Want What They've Got
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4/24/2018  |  4 comments
Find out what it takes to transition telecom networks to cloud-native architectures at the Big Communications Event in Austin in May!
The Roadmap to Reaching Zero-Touch Automation
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4/23/2018  |  1 comment
At BCE, we'll dive into the topic of Zero-Touch Automation without trying to boil the ocean.
TalkTalk Puts Network & IT Convergence to Work
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4/20/2018  |  Post a comment
The UK quad-play provider's Colin Whitbread gets closer to the edge, using automation and more.
The Network Edge: Where Services Go to Thrive
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4/19/2018  |  Post a comment
A major re-architecting of the network will be needed to deliver future services, as we'll discuss during the upcoming BCE 2018.
Can Cable's IoT Dethrone Alexa?
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4/19/2018  |  1 comment
Cable is moving into the Internet of Things (IoT) market, specifically homing in on home automation, using its advantage of existing connectivity and customers.
Service Providers Have Work Ahead for SD-WAN Security
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4/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers that are specialists in software-defined wide-area networking believe they're doing a good job on SD-WAN security but need to consider some enhancements to continue doing so.
Telefónica Leverages Analytics for Data-Driven Operations
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4/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Telefónica's 'fourth platform' uses artificial intelligence to analyze data from underlying platforms in order to better serve customers.
Is 5G Fixed Wireless vs. FTTH a Cage Fight or a Toolkit?
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4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Fiber to the home (FTTH) and mm-wave 5G fixed wireless access (5G-FWA) are not actual competitors, as they both have their strengths and places in the market
Looking to the Future With ON2020: An OFC Perspective
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
The ON2020 panel at this year's OFC provided insight into the challenges faced by network operators and the technologies that will be required in future optical networks.
Edge Computing for Mobile Operators: Revenue Opportunity or Defensive Necessity?
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3/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Mobile operators should expect to see competition from global players and startups in the mobile edge computing (MEC) market over the next two years.
Densification & Next-Gen C-RAN
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3/13/2018  |  Post a comment
As the industry moves to 5G, the need to support reliability, low-latency, high-speed mobility, extreme density and user-level radio resource control has taken center stage.
400G Achieves Significant Market Availability
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3/8/2018  |  Post a comment
As demand for 100G to 400G network interfaces grows, companies are meeting the challenge and many operators are already making the transition to 400G.
Web-Scale Networking: Time for Telcos to Get on Board
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3/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Telcos can make their networks more agile and efficient by learning from their web-scale counterparts.
Service Providers Get High Marks for IoT Security
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3/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that communications service providers (CSPs) that are specialists in the Internet of Things (IoT) think they are doing quite well with their Internet security plans and implementation, though most still believe there is room for improvement.
ON2020 Shares Operator Visions for the Future of Optical Networking at OFC 2018
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
ON2020 is running a workshop at OFC where speakers from leading operators will share their visions and discuss roadmaps for optical networking.
AI Is in Diverse Parts of a Mobile Operator's Business: Here’s Why
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2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Although artificial intelligence (AI) has been a part of the mobile network for decades, vendors have only scratched the surface in the ability of AI applications in their offerings and have started exploring more deeply.
Competition Heats Up for SDN/NFV Processing
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2/16/2018  |  3 comments
The shift to application and network virtualization by operators and CSPs requires a new generation of multicore processors that are being introduced by many vendors.
TalkTalk's 'Tech Debt' Transformation
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2/12/2018  |  1 comment
In the wake of a damaging cyber attack in 2015, Philip Clayson was tasked with creating a cyber breach remediation plan for over 600 applications across TalkTalk's consumer and enterprise divisions and to deal with the operator's 'tech debt.'
Measuring Progress in Carrier SDN
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2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
It's still hard to say whether carrier SDN is really a success or a failure, but the needle is moving on SDN commercialization – albeit not as quickly as some might hope.
Operators Adopt Bolder Strategies for Automation
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2/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that although most communications service providers (CSPs) prefer to have a solid plan in place before moving on a new market trend, it's not looking to be the same for automation, as most CSPs surveyed say they are moving forward without solid plans.
Cable SD-WAN: A Generational Moment
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2/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is the primary focus for cable in 2018, with fierce competition across the market.
Why Gfast Is About to Come of Age
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1/18/2018  |  3 comments
The Gfast rollout, which has been stalled while network operators conduct trials and chipset vendors develop new Amendment 3 chipsets, is set to start in 2018 with a ramp-up in 2019.
NFV Service Assurance – In Need of Big Data, Small Data or Both?
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1/12/2018  |  Post a comment
NFV is shifting from a technology focus to operations, as CSPs say too much effort has been spent on VNF onboarding and too little on the reality of operations.
The Coming Fiber Construction Boom
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1/10/2018  |  2 comments
The converged fiber access market is set to grow again, especially as copper lines continue to deteriorate.
5G Experts Pit Reality Against Predictions
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1/8/2018  |  Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that opportunities abound for 5G vendors as only 15% of TLC service providers have chosen their vendors for the 5G market.
Guarded Optimism Over AI for Automation of Telco Security
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1/3/2018  |  Post a comment
The ability of artificial intelligence (AI) to carry out complex analysis on high volumes of data very quickly could help automate many telco security activities. But is it smart to cut humans out of the loop?
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