With many more people working from home because of COVID-19 and Wi-Fi 6 rolling out, service providers need a good managed Wi-Fi solution to keep customers satisfied.
Why would Apple, a company famously focused on the user experience, make such a big deal about what's going on in the cellular network?
Spending on major architectural overhauls has declined this year because of the pandemic as many cablecos have defaulted to performing quick network upgrades and meeting urgent bandwidth capacity demands.
In this blog post, Broadband Success Partners' Davis Strauss discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the commercial market and how businesses can cope.
Here's why local broadcasters could emerge as major players in the video streaming content market, thanks to the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast TV standard now being rolled out throughout the US.
If they don't solve mobile stream abandonment, AVoDs may blow their big market opportunity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Broadband Success Partners' Jack Burton argues that 5G is not the competitive threat to cable that many once thought it would be.
5G networks will be built upon many different software components by multiple vendors. The whole industry must work together to make it a reality.
Many cloud software companies in the telecom sector look more like services companies than developers of products.
CSPs must start planning for what comes next and the role they can play in helping societies and economies recover in the pandemic's aftermath.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed how Americans define television and what they think of as their primary source of entertainment.
But, thanks partly to the current COVID-19 hit, the market won't approach its previous heights until at least the middle of the decade when next-gen access technologies finally kick in.
Those roads will be strewn with signal power challenges as spectrum is raised to 1.8GHz, but DOCSIS 4.0 provides a prime opportunity to rethink the design of HFC networks and introduce a new Distributed Gain Architecture.
In this followup blog, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals more about cable operators' plans to leverage edge compute technology.
Industry analyst Patrick Lopez on why telcos and their suppliers need to adopt processes that will help increase competition and allow a more flexible sourcing strategy.
Recent moves by many companies to encourage, and in some cases mandate, remote working could create big headaches for corporate IT managers
As the world moves to contain the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, home containment has been our biggest weapon to 'flatten the curve.'
The FCC is considering exactly what to do with the 6GHz band. Given the amount of spectrum already allocated to unlicensed applications, the agency would do well to consider licensing it.
This emerging group of consumers who have never subscribed to a pay service will have a sweeping impact on the streaming market in the long term.
The case for governmental involvement in the 5G sector remains unconvincing.
Cable providers need to ask themselves some basic questions about edge computing so they can start developing strategies for leveraging this critical technology.
Disney's shift to a more personalized, direct-to-consumer model isn't just about hauling in more video revenues as the traditional pay-TV industry struggles: it's about supercharging the rest of Disney's business.
As coherent optics development moves away from a one-size-fits-all approach, the market will favor vertically integrated suppliers and companies that were once suppliers will be competitors, writes industry veteran Serge Melle.
Communications service providers are accelerating the adoption of NFV and virtual networking in 2020-21, according to the results of an Ovum survey.
Cable operators are expanding their business services reach well beyond the traditional government, education and medical sectors to take in verticals like hospitality, agribusiness and even e-gaming.
For network operators with the right combination of assets, strategy and courage, gaming provides an interesting 5G avenue to explore.
For ten days in New York City, lawyers waged a final, all-out battle around the proposed merger of Sprint and T-Mobile. A veteran court journalist was there for the whole thing. Here's what he saw.
Service providers have a great chance to take advantage of the OTT video phenomenon by melding streaming video services into their pay-TV packages and offering greater choice, convenience and navigation to consumers.
Virtual machines and containers can coexist in service provider networks, argues ADVA's Prayson Pate.
The MEF 70 service attribute standard for the SD-WAN industry is good… but is it enough?
It's like Mad Max in the optical networking space, with every group of participants – optical transceiver vendors, chip manufacturers, systems OEMs and even end customers – all fighting their own war.
An analyst firm is at odds with industry execs on how quickly the market for LiDAR applications will take off. Several companies that supply the telco industry are making bets that LiDAR will pay off soon.
A new study from BearingPoint shows that CSPs have a lot of work ahead of them if they are to appeal to enterprise customers.
The optical networking industry has seen its fair share of customers show up to the party and then leave without warning. One analyst ponders what's going to be different in the next 12 months.
NFV has many naysayers, but it's alive, kicking and thriving, with SD-WAN as a significant catalyst.
Industrial IoT is often cited as a demand driver for 5G, but, asks William Webb, will many companies actually need 5G to meet their needs?
Fresh survey results show that the distributed enterprise market is up for grabs as cable operators, traditional telcos and wireless providers vie for advantage.
Operators are challenged with finding a tech-agnostic approach and a data-driven upgrade strategy that will stand the test of time.
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.
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.
Cloud service providers and network operators have the scale and talent to help protect enterprises from state-sponsored hacking attempts.
Telcos are in denial if they think they are security experts, says outspoken industry analyst Patrick Donegan.
Telecom operators need to take control of the customer experience to really benefit from 5G.
A delay to the launch of 5G networks might be just what telcos need.
As 5G networks begin to roll out, it is worth looking at how service providers can deliver high-value, high-margin security services in a way that no one else in the IoT ecosystem can match.
Operators that mainly serve prepaid customers must figure out a strategy for tackling churn.
The optical networking industry is at another inflection point, writes James Kisner, and the chalice some companies drink from next could point the way to everlasting revenue growth.
Like Lucy always does to Charlie Brown, 5G is likely another new technology that teased optical networking vendors with massive, sustained spending, then quickly yanked back expectations.
More acquisition activity in the optical space is inevitable, but it might not happen for a while until some newly coupled companies get to know each other just a little bit more.
Cablecos must go beyond platform upgrades like DOCSIS 3.1 to stay truly competitive with the growing number of FTTH offerings from rival providers.
And how these changes offer fresh opportunities for video providers to engage sports fans in meaningful new ways.
ADVA's Prayson Pate looks at the key considerations when selecting the compute foundations for universal CPE.
Sports stadiums are demanding WiFi environments, and equipment built for their needs can be useful in education, retail, healthcare and more.
The reason for timely deployment of 5G and new spectrum is perfectly simple – LTE is expected to start to hit a wall around 2022 or so.
Huawei's new CloudEngine 16800 feeds the bandwidth needs of data-hungry AI.
The reliability of 5G networks is critical to the success of smart cities applications. This puts network testing back into the communications technology spotlight.
How MEF's work impacts telco businesses, SD-WAN and digital transformation, from the perspectives of AT&T, PCCW and Verizon.
Thought leaders from AT&T, PCCW and Verizon Partner Solutions talk with MEF about their priorities for now and the coming year.
Networking containerized environments is tough; Arista wants to help.
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.
AWS is transforming to reach beyond its hardcore developer base, says analyst Zeus Kerravala.
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.
Network operators will each take their own unique journey to becoming more cloud-native. This heterogeneous, 'lumpy' universe will be with us for quite a while.
Recognizing that service providers are heeding the hue and cry to automate or die, Light Reading has created a new online marketplace, Automation Exchange.
Why CSPs should adopt an omni-channel approach to improve the customer experience and regain their competitive advantage
MEF is creating an SD-WAN service definition to describe the core, baseline capabilities to help buyers and sellers of SD-WAN services.
In this last of a three-blog series, we will explore the potential for cable operators and other broadband providers to work with their OTT and access rivals.
In the second part of this three-part series, Burton explores the rise of OTT, as well as its impact on cable operators and other broadband service providers.
At analyst event in Philadelphia, Comcast's business unit launches new branding strategy to promote SD-WAN and other services that go beyond high data speeds.
OTT has changed everything and now 5G is on the way. How can cable operators stay ahead?
How to solve mobile video's worst problem.
Coherent DSPs for 400Gbit/s and beyond could be the catalyst for a re-shaping of the optical vendor landscape, believes Serge Melle.
Using blockchain to speed the automation of one of the trickiest areas in telecom – inter-carrier settlements – seems to be showing promise as startups emerge to lead the way.
AI-driven solutions are being used in telecommunications to support various elements of the customer experience that most CRM systems just can't handle.
By 2021, telecom networks will see a turning point where AI-driven technologies will be necessary to deploy, run and manage 5G services and leverage comprehensive network automation solutions.
The US could start a steady climb back up the global rankings if more cities practice intensive spectrum management and make new LTE-Advanced upgrades.
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
Automation will help companies meet customer demand and stay competitive, but it also makes the security stakes that much higher. Here are some key ingredients for a comprehensive network security approach.
To deliver the new services promised by 5G, your existing 4G core will not be enough.
The cloud gives enterprises an express lane to machine learning.
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
What has been the effect of the EC's decision to abolish roaming charges for customers traveling outside their domestic markets?
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
How subscription streaming video downloads will keep mobile video viewers even more engaged.
5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.
As healthcare, financial services, and education move to multicloud they face different security requirements.
Donald Trump's administration is denying China Mobile a US comms license on security grounds, but there's a much better reason to deny the giant Chinese operator access to the US market.
Connected cars and industry will help drive 5G's first wave of 'killer' applications.
'I think as we get better at learning from distributed data sources, it becomes less and less important that all of that data is located in a central place. It could live in many different places as long as we can easily train models in a distributive way.'
Leadership is not a math game. Contribution counting is a flawed practice that does not paint the complete picture of a company's 5G leadership. Here's why...
It's clear that SD-WAN is now seen as the enterprise networking architecture of the future, which is why this market will reach billions of dollars.
There is nothing wrong with large amounts of debt if you methodically expand a business, but what are these guys doing?
Market forces are working well in the business data services (BDS) market in the US, argues Bruce Mehlman, co-chairman of the Internet Innovation Alliance.
Mobile operators moving to virtualized networking for 5G infrastructure need to carefully consider the motivations behind the move and make the right choices at every step along the way.
Cheenu Seshadri, the managing partner at Three Horizon Advisors, looks at the market concentration risks of letting T-Mobile and Sprint merge.
Here's how CSPs can inject ubiquitous connectivity to achieve growth in the enterprise space.
How Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology will help 5G drive connected cars.
The evolution of spectrum sharing into the 5G era.
For network admins used to wrangling on-premises networks, cloud networks are different animals to tame.
The time is ripe for communications and media providers to use their scale and customer data to deliver a truly personalized experience to viewers.