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See the Value of Closed-loop Network Automation
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12/3/2018  | 
Orange Launches Next-Gen Cisco Network Automation
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12/3/2018  | 
High-Performance VNFs on Cisco NFV Infrastructure
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12/3/2018  | 
5G Security: Establishing a Holistic Security Approach
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11/15/2018  | 
Establishing the right security approach across 5G networks is critical and requires consideration of some new requirements and challenges, while recognizing there are a few myths that need to be debunked.
NB-IoT Security: Enabling a Safer Hyper-Connected World
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11/14/2018  | 
Wide adoption of cellular IoT (CIoT) technologies for low-power wide area network (LPWAN) connectivity is enabling industrial digitalization. In particular, Narrowband IoT (NB-IoT) is one of the CIoT technologies well-suited for the LPWAN connectivity standard. Complete visibility and control of the NB-IoT traffic on both signaling/control and data planes is essential to secure your CIoT services against DoS attacks from weaponized devices, malware, ransomware and other vulnerabilities.
K2-Series 5G-Ready Next-Generation Firewall
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11/13/2018  | 
K2-Series 5G-Ready Next-Generation Firewalls prevent successful cyberattacks targeting mobile network services, IoT devices and subscribers by providing robust, prevention-oriented security to build resilient and high-value mobile networks for a secure 5G digital economy.
A Holistic Approach to IoT Monetization
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11/5/2018  | 
The monetization capabilities of Internet of Things (IoT) platforms needs a fresh approach beyond standard rating and charging designed for connectivity usage. As communications service providers (CSPs) embrace more innovative IoT business models, they are struggling to address these opportunities with their connectivity-oriented IoT platforms.
Extended Application-Layer Visibility Across Multiple Mobile Network Peering Points
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11/1/2018  | 
Palo Alto Networks® Security Operating Platform includes a comprehensive set of mobile network features that significantly enhances application-layer protection and visibility across all network peering points.
Achieve Transformative Revenue Growth Using “Location Intelligence”
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11/1/2018  | 
Revenue growth for service providers and aggregators require identifying their total addressable market, targeting the right accounts, and pricing to maximize close rates. Location Intelligence delivers insights that optimize each of these areas while automating currently manual efforts.
Build Your Future-Ready Infrastructure – Optimize, Monetize, and Secure Your Network
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11/1/2018  | 
The service provider (SP) business landscape is dominated by shifting subscriber requirements and a changing competitive climate. Technology advancements and service-level expectations are disrupting what has long been the principal objective: to nurture the core business and ensure a robust recurring revenue stream. These evolving business dynamics require new strategies to help you achieve sustained success.
Protect Every Strategic Control Point – A Guide to Security for Service Providers
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11/1/2018  | 
Data security for service providers focuses on two core issues: maintaining network availability and preventing data loss. Failure in either area can damage your reputation and impact your business. Attacks can interrupt your core business and disrupt your bottom line. Be ready.
Five Strategies to Optimize Your Network – Traffic Management for Service Providers
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11/1/2018  | 
With IP traffic predicted to grow at a 24 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 20211, optimizing your network to improve efficiencies and reduce costs has become a top priority. At the same time, creating new revenues to offset rising network costs is imperative.
Simplicity, Velocity, Scale – Ready-To-Install NFV Packaged Solutions
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11/1/2018  | 
Deployment and management of individual virtualized network functions (VNFs) has proven to be a significant challenge for Service Providers. To solve this problem, F5 has developed a set of unique prepackaged, preconfigured Network Function Virtualization (NFV) solutions that simplify your virtualized network.
Configurable Service Capacity: The Future of VNF Management
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11/1/2018  | 
A fundamental premise of network functions virtualization (NFV)-based networks is that software functions must be executable anywhere in the cloud. This white paper documents both the current and future role of the VNFM, including how it is evolving from simply managing VNFs to focusing on the optimal approach to scale individual instances.
Build Consistent Security throughout NFV Evolution
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10/30/2018  | 
Security risks are increasing as operators balance NFV and 5G evolutions to support IoT and other services. The Palo Alto Networks Security Operating Platform minimizes business risk and provides the strongest security throughout network evolutions.
SD-WAN Strategies Survey Report
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10/29/2018  | 
Network operators have big plans and high expectations for SD-WANs, but many vital decisions remain to be made. This global survey, jointly conducted by Light Reading/Heavy Reading and MEF, offers an in-depth perspective on this critical technology.
Solving the TDM-to-Packet Migration Challenge
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10/25/2018  | 
Service providers have a networking challenge and opportunity. They must evolve away from their outdated Time Division Multiplexer (TDM) networks, which are no longer sustainable, and migrate to modern systems that use packet-networking technologies. Fortunately, the transition can be smooth and convenient for a service provider. Ultimately, when the end customer migrates to an Ethernet service, the migration is much simpler.
Network Based Security for the IoT Value Chain
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10/15/2018  | 
IoT-connected devices represent profound changes in network security requirements for service providers. Palo Alto Networks security operating platform enables service providers can grow their IoT market while protecting their own networks.
Look What’s Riding your Network
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10/12/2018  | 
As the digital experience moves to mobile, so do the cyber activities of malicious actors. Mobile threats continue to grow as devices escalate, IoT expands, and mobile traffic grows. Read this report to learn more about growing threats on mobile networks.
5G Service Velocity & the Distributed Cloud
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10/10/2018  | 
Service provider networks are on the verge of significant and lasting change. This Heavy Reading white paper examines the critical question of service velocity and the performance requirements of advanced 4G and 5G services.
Maximizing the Value of Edge Cloud
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10/10/2018  | 
As service providers are transforming their edge infrastructure to support 5G, many realize the edge can - and should - be used to deliver more than 5G. Learn how to maximize the value of edge cloud in this Heavy Reading white paper.
Delivering an Integrated, Secure, and Radio-Aware 5G Transport Network
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10/10/2018  | 
5G will be a game changer for mobile transport. The complete end-to-end transport solution from Juniper Networks and Ericsson helps to ensure that 5G lives up to its potential.
Helping Mobile Operators with 5G Network Deployments
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10/10/2018  | 
5G is about much more than just a radio upgrade. In this Light Reading video interview, Juniper Networks talks about the top challenges mobile network operators will face in supporting 5G services.
Defining the Edge: An Essential Part of 5G Transformation
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10/10/2018  | 
Virtualizing the edge infrastructure and operating it on an edge cloud is going to be fundamental to how 5G gets rolled out. Learn how to unleash the enormous potential of the edge with Juniper's Contrail Edge Cloud solution.
Security & Connectivity in the Future of the Internet of Things
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10/1/2018  | 
The Internet of Things is here. Are you ready (and secure)? Ten years from now, it will be hard for us to remember a world where everything wasn’t connected to the internet in a way or another. Even today, we don’t really care to know which technology will be used; things will be simply either connected or will be a problem (and your kids, customers or business partners will chase you until you get everything connected back).
IoT in Focus
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10/1/2018  | 
Does your IoT strategy have a connection problem? You’ve heard it everywhere: IoT is a game-changer, a disrupter and a gigantic business opportunity for everyone. That’s all well and good. However, the reality is that many companies have eyes bigger than their stomachs when it comes to the Internet of Things—and are biting off more than they can chew.
Cable’s Fiber Outlook Survey Report
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9/27/2018  | 
Cable operators are scrambling to install more fiber in their networks, but their general fiber buildout strategy has remained poorly defined – until now. Light Reading and Heavy Reading have teamed up with SCTE/ISBE and three major industry vendors – ADTRAN, ARRIS and Ciena – to survey cable operators about their fiber buildout strategies. In this report, we present the responses to that comprehensive survey, look at what cable’s fiber-feeding frenzy is fueling and examine what it all means.
Open Networking Survey Report
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9/25/2018  | 
Light Reading and Heavy Reading have teamed up with Linux Foundation Networking and major industry vendors – Netgate, CloudOps, Ericsson, Affirmed, Intel, Amdocs and RedHat – to deliver an in-depth look at the open networking technologies that will help telecom and cloud service providers transform their networks for greater agility and flexibility.
Operator Slashes Deployment Times & Costs
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9/13/2018  | 
Discover how Nokia Broadband Anyhaul helped a US Tier 1 operator meet 4G demand and scale up for 5G.
Deploy Fiber-Speed Backhaul Without the Fiber
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9/13/2018  | 
Read how Nokia's next-generation microwave transport gives CSPs secure, robust and fast connectivity – in any location.
Operator Expands & Innovates on LTE Network
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9/13/2018  | 
A major North American MNO enhances its capabilities with IP Anyhaul.
Mobile Transport for the 5G Era
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9/13/2018  | 
See how CSPs are evolving their networks to meet the demands of 5G.
Overcoming T&M, Assurance Challenges in 5G Networks
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9/13/2018  | 
Operators face new assurance, test and measurement challenges as they deploy 5G networks. This white paper explores the impact that assurance and test solutions can play in 5G network design, as well as how such solutions can help operators generate revenue and create new services on 5G networks.
The New Generation of Smart Home Owners
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9/13/2018  | 
Today we are getting closer to Gartner's prediction of 20.4 billion connected devices, but a truly smart experience seems to be light years away. In this report, we will discuss what customer expectations are for their connected homes.
CSPs: Service Assurance Key to Automation Plans
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8/28/2018  | 
This 10-question survey was developed in conjunction with three sponsors and the TLC, a group of highly targeted CSPs that participate in strategic research. TLC members receive private invitations to take part in anonymous surveys, which enables them to provide insights that might otherwise go undisclosed.
The State of the Platform as a Service Market – 2017
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8/24/2018  | 
Read this online overview of the PaaS market from Gartner and learn why more and more organizations are adopting a cloud platform to quickly meet their customers’ needs and stay ahead of changing market conditions.
SAP Infographic
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8/24/2018  | 
SAP Cloud Platform is an open platform as a service that provides unique in-memory database and application services. Quickly build, extend, and integrate modern mobile-enabled apps – simply – to meet your business needs now.
Driving Business Innovation: The Critical Role of IT
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8/24/2018  | 
As organizations transform their business processes to better compete in the digital economy, the role IT plays in this journey is a critical one. IT departments must lead the drive for business innovation while enabling the organization to quickly adapt to the new technologies and applications needed to succeed. Should they fall short, they risk being seen as a cost center and a prime target for outsourcing, rather than a value creator.
Solution Brief SAP CP
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8/24/2018  | 
Businesses face new priorities every day – from rewarding employees to better addressing customer needs or improving supply chain visibility. SAP Cloud Platform enables your organization to build the exact application you need quickly, easily, and economically. Based on open standards, SAP Cloud Platform offers complete flexibility and control over your choice of clouds, frameworks, and applications.
Ransomware Defense for Dummies
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8/23/2018  | 
Ransomware is attracting widespread attention, and for good reason. To stay one step ahead of the attackers you need a multi-layered defense that integrates with your existing architecture. But where do you start? Lots of questions come to mind. We’ve got the answers. Read this eBook to discover what you can do today to keep your endpoints, network and data safe from attacks.
Cisco Umbrella for Service Providers
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8/23/2018  | 
Cisco Umbrella for SPs Easy Protect is a cloud security service that can be easily attached to internet service. Umbrella protects at the DNS-layer, stopping threats before they ever reach an organization’s network or endpoints.
Cisco Umbrella for MSSPs
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8/23/2018  | 
CCisco Umbrella for MSSPs is a cloud security service that is built to help MSSPs grow their business. The service provides end users with on-network and off -network protection by blocking malware, phishing, and command and control callbacks. Umbrella protects at the DNS-layer, stopping threats before they ever reach a client’s network or endpoints.
TIM Case Study by Cisco Umbrella
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8/23/2018  | 
As Italy’s businesses grew increasingly vulnerable to the threat of ransomware, data breaches, and other malicious malware attacks, service provider Telecom Italia (TIM) sought an innovative solution to effectively and efficiently protect the network and data of its business users. Powered by Cisco Umbrella for Service Providers, TIM Safe Web brings new security protections for 600,000 business customers and a competitive-differentiating revenue opportunity to TIM.
The Total Cost of Ownership: Advantages of VMWare vCloud NFV Openstack in the Virtualized Packet Core of Service Providers’ Mobile Networks
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8/21/2018  | 
CSPs are using VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack to benefit from the openness that OpenStack provides while efficiently delivering new services to market. Read this 3rd party report to realize the advantages of VMware vCloud NFV OpenStack showing a 47% lower TCO than an alternative solution for a Virtualized EPC.
5G-Ready NFV Infrastructure - A Transformation Journey Towards Full Automation
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8/21/2018  | 
To realize the maximum benefits of 5G services, CSPs will require a transformation of their networks. Read this paper developed in close collaboration between Telia and VMware to see how CSPs can deliver an efficient network infrastructure to deliver new services along with creating an on-demand network to support new business models.
Telco Operations in an NFV World
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8/21/2018  | 
5G promises to deliver new innovation for CSPs. . However, it also introduces a host of operational challenges that CSPs must address to make this network transformation efficient and cost-effective. Learn in this e-book how VMware vCloud NFV enables CSPs to drive unprecedented agility and flexibility network operations for 5G.
Preparing Telecommunication Operations for Cloud Native Virtual Network Functions
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8/21/2018  | 
Cloud native applications and VNFs, as an evolution of the virtualization of the telecommunication network, have the potential to substantially improve capital efficiency for CSPs. This paper will examine how CSPs can assess and begin to take a step by step approach to becoming more cloud native.
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