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Boost efficiency, scalability, and extensibility of your network with Artificial Intelligence for IT operations (AIOps)
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2/24/2019  | 
Embrace Artificial Intelligence for IT operations to boost efficiency, scalability, and extensibility of your network.
Get Predictive with Machine Learning RAN Automation
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2/24/2019  | 
Up Your Game in network performance, customer experience and network optimization with the predictive speed of Machine Learning RAN Automation.
Future proof your transport network for 5G low-latency and scale
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2/24/2019  | 
Rakuten: a mobile network that actually lowers your costs and makes you more competitive
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2/24/2019  | 
Disrupt your thinking for the 5G Era by Cisco, Rakuten and Altiostar. Reimagine an end-to-end mobile network that actually lowers your costs and makes you more competitive.
Future proof your transport network for 5G low-latency and scale
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2/24/2019  | 
A mobile network that lowers your costs and makes you more competitive
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2/24/2019  | 
Disrupt your thinking for the 5G Era by Cisco, Rakuten and Altiostar. Reimagine an end-to-end mobile network that actually lowers your costs and makes you more competitive.
Integrate DDoS security into your distributed peering plan
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2/24/2019  | 
Protect your network edge by integrating proven, scalable and multi-layered DDoS security into your distributed peering plan.
Deliver high-quality mobile experiences-even at highway and railway speeds
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2/24/2019  | 
Manage connected experiences from the packet core to end devices to deliver the highest quality mobile experiences - even at highway and railway speeds.
Use Segment Routing to Deliver Applications with Simplicity and Scale
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2/24/2019  | 
Turbo charge your network with Segment Routing and differentiate the way applications are delivered with simplicity and scale.
Prevent route leaks and attacks with network visibility, analysis and alerts
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2/24/2019  | 
Prevent route leaks and BGP attacks with network visibility, analysis and alerts.
Learn how network operators really feel about multi-vendor open RAN
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2/24/2019  | 
Learn how network operators around the world really feel about multi-vendor open Radio Access Networks.
Rakuten and Cisco: How to build a faster, more flexible and highly optimized 5G network
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2/24/2019  | 
Out-maneuver your competition by reimagining your business and 5G architecture. Read how Rakuten with Cisco and Altiostar built a faster, more flexible and highly optimized 5G network.
Ensure your 5G network infrastructure is authentic, verified, trusted
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust but verify. Ensure your 5G network infrastructure is authentic and verified.
Trust matters. Establish true network trust end-to-end from the cloud
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust matters. Establish true network trust end-to-end – from the supply chain to third party verification from the cloud.
Ensure your network infrastructure is authentic, audited, trusted
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust matters. Ensure your network infrastructure and its components are authentic, audited, and without unauthorized modification.
Ensure your edge computing infrastructure is authenticated and trusted
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2/24/2019  | 
Trust matters. Ensure your edge computing infrastructure is authenticated and trusted.
Next-Gen SON for Mobile Network Automation
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2/21/2019  | 
The case for advanced services, delivered over complex 4G/5G infrastructure, is underpinned by operators’ ability to automate operations in the RAN and across the wider network. To address this a new generation of SON solution, designed for service outcomes, is emerging. This new Heavy Reading custom report identifies the key technologies that define next-gen SON, including machine learning, zero-touch automation, user-centric optimization, and programmable network platforms.
Cignal AI Report: Tracking the Deployment of 3rd Generational Coherent
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2/20/2019  | 
When the first commercially deployed 100Gb/s coherent technology arrived in 2010, it was a watershed event. Coherent technology sparked greenfield deployments by operators, launched the flexible-wavelength grid and made ROADM-based networks much easier to use. This report from Andrew Schmitt, Cignal AI, covers coherent technology’s evolution, market success, and the road ahead. Download the report to learn more.
5G Network & Service Strategies Operator Survey
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2/20/2019  | 

This new Heavy Reading survey report provides insight into how operators will deploy 5G networks, identifies potential services strategies that will drive investment, and reveals likely timelines for commercialization.

The Integration Challenges of Software-Defined & Virtualized Enterprise Networking
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2/19/2019  | 
As Service Providers rush to deploy SD-WAN and NFV services to their enterprise customers, they are typically picking a couple of different CPE platforms, VNFs and SD-WAN partners to work with. Click here to learn more about the architecture of uCPE including hypervisor, management tools and virtual networking.
Strength in Numbers: The State of Managed Security Services
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2/14/2019  | 
Gain fresh insight into how service providers (SPs) are grappling with cloud adoption and its sharp impact on network security. Learn about SPs’ commitment to cloud-delivered managed security services, adoption timelines and revenue potential. See how SPs are evolving their managed security services practice with Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) and more.
The Critical Importance of Consumer Trust in the Second-Hand Mobile Device Market
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2/13/2019  | 
The second-hand mobile device market is a big and lucrative success story. Mobile operators, OEMs and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) therefore remain committed to its ongoing success. This global study from Blancco underlines the significance of safeguarding consumer trust in the used device buyback process and warns against complacency when it comes to keeping consumer data secure.
Digital Realty’s journey to becoming a global leader in colocation
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2/8/2019  | 
EcoStruxure provides Digital Realty with solutions for growth in the fast-moving colocation market. Digital Realty and Schneider Electric worked together to develop standard solutions and configurations to ensure consistency for both existing and new customers.
Customer Insight Future-proofing your colocation business
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2/8/2019  | 
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger.
Schneider Electric – Digital Realty
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2/8/2019  | 
Schneider Electric – The Mobile Edge
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2/8/2019  | 
All Roads Lead to ROME - An Automated Physical Layer
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2/7/2019  | 
Software Defined Layer-0: Use Cases
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2/7/2019  | 
A Reliable Zero-Touch Data Center: Designed to Scale
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2/7/2019  | 
Network Cabling Re-Architected and Automated
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2/7/2019  | 
Distributed Cloud: Emerging Network Requirements for Edge Compute
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2/6/2019  | 
Resources that have traditionally been deployed in centralized data centers are beginning to be deployed in new locations closer to where traffic is being generated. This is being done to both improve latency and service quality and reduce transport costs. Because “the edge” can be different places depending on one’s point of view, “distributed cloud” is the preferred term.
Analysys Mason: Converging IT and Network Teams: A Cloud-native Automation Platform Is the Catalyst for Successful Operations
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2/1/2019  | 
Network automation is an imperative if operators are to deliver services with sustainable levels of agility and profitability. Automation enables the network to adapt to events and demands rapidly and efficiently, and supports a new speed of digital business. This paper assesses the value of a cloud-native platform for operational automation, which can be shared by IT and networking organizations, and also recommends five operational automation steps that operators can take.
Why You Need Scanner-based Testing for NB-IoT Coverage Measurement
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1/21/2019  | 
Operators deploying NB-IoT must ensure connectivity, have visibility of active cells and verify their correct function. Download this Application Card to learn how to use scanners to measure coverage, performance and correct operation of NB-IoT.
Unlock The Promise of 5G
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1/18/2019  | 
It will be critical to follow three key imperatives to succeed in your complex and expensive transition to 5G: Optimize Your Network, Monetize New Solutions, and Protect your 5G network at massive scale at every layer and for multiple threats. This eBook examines ways service providers can address these three imperatives, and successfully transition to 5G.
5G Transport Networks: Heavy Reading Operator Survey & Analysis
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1/18/2019  | 
Killer Use Cases for 5G Monetization
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1/17/2019  | 
5G will offer improved speed, increased capacity and greater flexibility. Read the eBook to discover the killer use cases that will attract customers and justify this significant investment.
Converged Packet Transport for 5G
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1/16/2019  | 
As 5G New Radio ( NR) standardization progresses, operators are increasingly understanding that transport networks must be upgraded and re-architected to support 5G applications at scale. This white paper addresses 5G evolution from a transport network perspective, emphasizing the role of a converged packet network capable of addressing all 5G use cases, as well as diverse mobile and fixed services. Such a converged packet network is critical for making the 5G business case work.
Defining the Transport Network for 5G
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1/14/2019  | 
This white paper, written by Heavy Reading Principal Analyst Sterling Perrin, addresses the transport network evolution that is required to support large-scale 5G rollouts. Download it now to learn how to create the efficient transport your 5G network needs.
Heavy Reading’s 2018 Open RAN Operator Survey
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1/11/2019  | 

In this report we present the results of a Heavy Reading operator survey, conducted in the autumn of 2018, on the outlook for open radio access networks (RANs). We defined “Open RAN” as the ability to integrate, deploy and operate radio access networks using components, subsystems and software sourced from multiple suppliers. The survey was open to employees of communications service providers only.

Overcoming the Challenges of Scaling Next-Generation Fiber Services
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1/8/2019  | 
This white paper delves into the findings from the comprehensive online survey of 154 cable and fixed-line executives- complemented by one-on-one interviews of service providers in North America, Europe and Asia conducted by Heavy Reading- to dissect the challenges that providers face in scaling fiber-based services and examine the impact that deploying IP-based services over fiber will have on back-office systems.
Next Leap into Cloud Networking
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1/4/2019  | 
How Disaggregation Accelerates Innovation And Operations
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1/4/2019  | 
How Acumos Can Fast Track Your AI Development
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12/19/2018  | 
This white paper discusses the advantage of community based innovation, explores the potential applications of AI in telecom, assesses some of the challenges in applying AI and describes how the Acumos project can help solve some of these problems.
Virtualizing the RAN and Edge Computing How carriers can take advantage of vRAN, C-RAN and MEC
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12/18/2018  | 
This white paper introduces the virtual RAN, cloud RAN and MEC with an insight into the new applications they can enable, with a focus on how carriers can potentially save money on infrastructure development and make money from new services.
Enabling the Virtualized Edge With FPGA SmartNIC Data Acceleration
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12/10/2018  | 
As virtual infrastructure extends toward the edge, technology is required to overcome some unique challenges. The solution is to implement FPGA-based SmartNICs, which offer scalable, deterministic performance with very low latency at a fraction of the space, power, and overall cost. Such a solution is secure, open, and fully programmable, ensuring that costs remain low well into the future.
NETSCOUT Success Story: NFV/Cloud Network Readiness – Reduce CAPEX and OPEX
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12/7/2018  | 
  • A cost-effective solution to support future growth
  • Seamless usability of one system for multiple networks, saving on troubleshooting (OPEX)
  • Proactive service assurance along the transformative journey to NFV/Cloud
NETSCOUT Article: Is Your Information Close Enough to the Edge?
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12/7/2018  | 
With the Network Edge now a key foundation for data analytics, it is playing an ever more important part in the performance of service provider networks. It is important to ensure that this network infrastructure, in the form of mobile edge computing, delivers on its promises and is carriergrade in the same way as the service provider network that enables it.
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