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By Simon Stanley, 11/3/2015
The latest LTE components support the LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) functions required to deliver high bandwidth up to 600 Mbit/s at one extreme and very low-power sub-1 Mbit/s for IoT/M2M ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/14/2014
Network virtualization requires deep cultural shifts for carriers, changes that executives, managers, and staff may find it difficult to keep up with, said Dan Pitt, executive director of ...
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 11/7/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Next-Generation Network Components -- Increasing traffic and network speeds are driving demand for flexible carrier networks over the course of the 2010s, a decade ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 11/6/2014
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Next-Generation Network Components 2014 -- Orange Silicon Valley's NFV guru preached a pragamatic approach to virtualization Thursday morning, saying he expects very ...
By Ernie Bergstrom, Founder and President, Crystal Cube Consulting, 10/30/2014
What kinds of embedded hardware will telcos need in the 2020s? Surely they will want a mature modular standard with far greater capabilities than systems have today. And it's a good bet ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/15/2014
I'm in Düsseldorf at the SDN and OpenFlow World Congress, where much of the chat is centering around the role of open source software in the SDN and NFV sector. (See Setting the SDN Agenda.)
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/7/2014
Don't know about G.fast yet? You soon will, because the noise level around this next generation of copper-enhancing broadband technology is about to be cranked to 11 (beyond loud).
LRTV Interviews
Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity

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Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a ...
LRTV Custom TV
Meeting the Challenges of Multicloud Service Provider Deployments

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As service providers move enterprise applications from centralized, monolithic architectures into distributed, microservice applications running in data centers, private/public clouds and uCPE assuring not only the network but the application-level experience becomes paramount. Verifying that new 5G services are realizing higher bandwidth, increased reliability ...
LRTV Interviews
Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services

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The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
LRTV Interviews
Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband

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Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
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AT&T's Gordon Mansfield: Focusing on Mobile 5G

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AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
LRTV Interviews
PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'

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DENVER -- Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations. As carriers move forward with their cloud transformations, Hughes explains the biggest challenge is adapting company culture to new technologies. While operators have historically relied on standards ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 – Part 2

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Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is helping clients make the most of the investments needed to evolve and deploy their 5G networks.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
PacketFabric: Leading the Way in Highly Scalable Network Automation

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Jezzibell Gilmore, co-founder and SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric, provides an overview of PacketFabric's fully automated network-as-a-service platform, explaining how its customers are succeeding with network automation, and talks about how PacketFabric is growing.
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cheeky China, Real 5G & Net Neutrality

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Jamie, Iain and Scott take a look at the emerging story regarding allegations that some tech kit coming out of China contains a tiny chip which enables some degree of espionage. Everyone involved in the report is denying it but someone must be lying. On that note the debate moves on to what constitutes a genuine 5G launch as opposed to the many '5G firsts' being ...
LRTV Custom TV
The Ever Growing Hunger for Data, 5G & the Challenges Operators Face

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Ira Palti, President & CEO of Ceragon Networks, talks about subscribers' endless hunger for data, the consequent challenges mobile operators face and the role 5G plays in overcoming those challenges.
LRTV Interviews
CenturyLink's Kevin McBride: On-Net Buildings & a Better Cloud

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CenturyLink has more than 100,000 on-net, "lit" buildings in its network. That's a massive advantage in a world where new services require the distribution of virtualized network functions as close to customers as possible, according to Kevin McBride, CenturyLink's principal architect of SDN & NVF technologies.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018

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Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is uniquely positioned to help clients in the journey to 5G.