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We Need to Talk About Prepaid
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
5 Ways AWS Is Reinventing Itself
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12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
AWS is transforming to reach beyond its hardcore developer base, says analyst Zeus Kerravala.
Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
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11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
VMs, Containers & the Lumpy Cloud Evolution
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11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
New Website Promotes Automation, Announces First Partnership
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11/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Recognizing that service providers are heeding the hue and cry to automate or die, Light Reading has created a new online marketplace, Automation Exchange.
How CSPs Can Thrive in the 'Digital Darwinism' Era
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11/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Why CSPs should adopt an omni-channel approach to improve the customer experience and regain their competitive advantage
MEF Addressing SD-WAN Challenges to Accelerate Enterprise Digital Transformation
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF is creating an SD-WAN service definition to describe the core, baseline capabilities to help buyers and sellers of SD-WAN services.
How Cablecos Can Turn From Victims to Victors
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10/8/2018  |  1 comment
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.
How Cable Has Fueled OTT
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10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Comcast Business Positions Itself 'Beyond Fast'
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9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Future State for MSOs: Ready or Not?
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9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
OTT has changed everything and now 5G is on the way. How can cable operators stay ahead?
Battling Startup Video Buffering
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
How to solve mobile video's worst problem.
Will Coherent DSP Control Reshape the Optical Vendor Landscape?
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9/20/2018  |  11 comments
Coherent DSPs for 400Gbit/s and beyond could be the catalyst for a re-shaping of the optical vendor landscape, believes Serge Melle.
A Clear Path to Blockchain in Telecom
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9/4/2018  |  4 comments
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 Takes On Telecom Customer Service
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8/27/2018  |  1 comment
AI-driven solutions are being used in telecommunications to support various elements of the customer experience that most CRM systems just can't handle.
The AI-Driven Telecom Network Is Near & Necessary
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8/20/2018  |  4 comments
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 May Yet Catch Its Global Peers in 4G Speeds
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8/17/2018  |  2 comments
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.
What's the Plan for Command & Control of 5G Networks?
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8/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Operators will need full control over network and application performance if 5G services are to thrive.
Automation Makes Network Security a Much Bigger Priority
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8/15/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Why Do You Need a 5G Cloud-Native Core?
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8/9/2018  |  3 comments
To deliver the new services promised by 5G, your existing 4G core will not be enough.
The Cloud Can Prevent Machine-Learning Failures
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8/8/2018  |  Post a comment
The cloud gives enterprises an express lane to machine learning.
Lessons From the App Store: The Benefits of Standardizing VNF Onboarding
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8/7/2018  |  Post a comment
The telecom industry can learn from Apple in its efforts to make virtual network function (VNF) deployment quicker and easier.
Roam Like at Home: The Impact After One Year
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7/24/2018  |  1 comment
What has been the effect of the EC's decision to abolish roaming charges for customers traveling outside their domestic markets?
Coherent Optics Get Close to the Edge
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7/17/2018  |  2 comments
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
Get Ready for Streaming Video Downloads
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7/16/2018  |  1 comment
How subscription streaming video downloads will keep mobile video viewers even more engaged.
5G Will Transform the Enterprise Cloud
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7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
5G's speed, latency and improved connectivity will bring a quantum leap to enterprise cloud capabilities for mobile users.
Locking It Down: Securing Multicloud IT Across Industries
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7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
As healthcare, financial services, and education move to multicloud they face different security requirements.
Blocking China Mobile: Trump Team Is Missing a Trick
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7/3/2018  |  3 comments
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.
Looking for 5G's Killer Apps? Make a Start Here
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Connected cars and industry will help drive 5G's first wave of 'killer' applications.
Qualcomm Q&A: Dr. Max Welling on How AI Will Impact the World
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7/3/2018  |  Post a comment
'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.'
Why 3GPP Contributions Do Not Indicate 5G Leadership
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6/30/2018  |  Post a comment
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...
Why SD-WAN Is Taking Off Now
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6/22/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
The Telco Debt Binge May End Badly
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6/15/2018  |  6 comments
There is nothing wrong with large amounts of debt if you methodically expand a business, but what are these guys doing?
Falling Fiber Gap Further Supports FCC's BDS Decision
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Even for Virtualized Networks, Hardware Vendor Choice Matters
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
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.
Is the Sprint & T-Mobile Merger Too Risky?
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6/14/2018  |  4 comments
Cheenu Seshadri, the managing partner at Three Horizon Advisors, looks at the market concentration risks of letting T-Mobile and Sprint merge.
Why Ubiquitous Connectivity Matters
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6/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Here's how CSPs can inject ubiquitous connectivity to achieve growth in the enterprise space.
How Will 5G Unlock the Potential of Autonomous Driving?
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5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
How Cellular Vehicle to Everything (C-V2X) technology will help 5G drive connected cars.
From LTE-U/LAA to 5G Spectrum Sharing
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5/17/2018  |  1 comment
The evolution of spectrum sharing into the 5G era.
Four Cloud Skills Every Network Admin Needs
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5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
For network admins used to wrangling on-premises networks, cloud networks are different animals to tame.
Making Sense of Content Overload
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5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The time is ripe for communications and media providers to use their scale and customer data to deliver a truly personalized experience to viewers.
Remember the Headend
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5/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Because the headend, not the outside plant, is where cable operators can really begin the distributed network transformation.
Top 5 Drivers for Multicloud
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5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Organizations are going to multiple public cloud providers, as well as on-premises private cloud, to meet business needs, says Kip Compton, vice president of Cisco Cloud Platform and Solutions Group.
Ovum Viewpoint: What's Next for WhatsApp as CEO & Co-Founder Jan Koum Resigns
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5/1/2018  |  Post a comment
WhatsApp CEO and co-founder Jan Koum has resigned following reports that he has clashed with parent company Facebook over strategy plans. This spells bad news for Facebook, says Pamela Clark-Dickson from research and consulting house Ovum.
Cloud Is a Strategic Imperative for Telcos
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4/24/2018  |  Post a comment
With 5G on the horizon, major new innovations in smartphones and the expansion of IoT devices and services, the cloud is more critical than ever in ensuring operators remain relevant.
How to Unify Humans & Machines
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4/23/2018  |  Post a comment
To survive and thrive in the future, CSPs must find ways to prepare their employees for the integration of AI, automation, machine-learning and advanced data analytics in their operations.
Top 4 GDPR Misconceptions
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4/12/2018  |  2 comments
Don't get tripped up by these myths about the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The First 5G Standard Is Complete – So What's Next?
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4/4/2018  |  1 comment
What comes after blazing broadband for the 5G specification?
Can Europe Cope With Unlimited Mobile Data?
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4/3/2018  |  Post a comment
How well-equipped are European operators to handle a surge in mobile data traffic on their 4G networks?
Progress, Opportunities Still Abound in Tech
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3/27/2018  |  Post a comment
It's easy to get caught up in the negative side of the tech sector, but don't forget we're making some progress with equality as well.
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