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2012 Belonged to SDN & NFV, but Will They Deliver in 2013? - 12/31/2012 5:30:00 PM
Software defined networking and network functions virtualization were 2012's big hits, but will they continue on their path in 2013?
Amid the IP Video Tidal Wave, CCAP Offers a Lifeline - 12/28/2012 12:00:00 PM
The Converged Cable Access Platform is no longer an idea, but an actual technology in the marketplace
M2M, Intelligent Buildings Technology Intersects - 12/27/2012 12:00:00 PM
As mobile-to-mobile (M2M) and intelligent buildings growth continues, the two technologies will intersect
Video Conferencing Finds Footing in the Cloud - 12/19/2012 11:12:00 AM
Cloud video conferencing addresses many issues companies are facing
APIs Can Generate Billions for Telcos - 12/12/2012 1:00:00 PM
Application programming interfaces can provide telcos numerous opportunities and generate billions of dollars
Romley Drives 10GBase-T - 12/11/2012 3:00:00 PM
Controller/MAC and PHY device integration presents challenges and opportunities to 10GBase-T PHY vendors and adapter vendors
SDN & OpenFlow: Creating a More Efficient Data Center - 12/10/2012 9:24:00 PM
Software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow controllers together will allow for more efficient services from data center operators
Integrated Chips to Drive LTE - 12/6/2012 3:00:00 PM
The rapid growth of LTE is being enabled by the development of highly integrated SoC devices for LTE base stations and handsets
Advancing Toward WiMAX Advanced - 11/20/2012 2:00:00 PM
The WiMAX Forum extends its technology roadmap to WiMAX Advanced, designed to help operators support multiple radio access technologies
BSS/OSS Outsourcing Comes of Age - 11/19/2012 3:30:00 PM
Service providers are increasingly willing to outsource their BSS/OSS needs as they deal with next-gen services such as M2M and cloud
Cognitive Radio: A Solution for the Spectrum Shortage? - 11/9/2012 11:00:00 AM
Cognitive radio technology is poised to be a prime enabler of spectrum sharing for mobile network operators
Casting the Spotlight on SDN Startups - 10/29/2012 12:40:00 PM
Software-defined networking is re-energizing the telecom technology industry
Ethernet Expo 2012: Record Number of Experts Lined Up - 10/22/2012 3:00:00 PM
Heavy Reading offers a preview of Ethernet Expo Americas, which will take place this November in New York
CTIA's View of Mobile Security - 10/19/2012 10:00:00 AM
Security, privacy and cyber-threat issues are increasing concerns throughout the mobile industry
Policy Train Still Rolling, But to Where? - 10/11/2012 5:20:00 PM
The policy and DPI express train is taking on new carriages as it chugs along, but what exactly is the destination?
CSPs Go Shopping for CEM - 10/9/2012 6:00:00 PM
Customer experience management is gaining ground in service provider organizations, and their budget dollars will follow
Video Messaging Fail - 9/27/2012 2:00:00 PM
It's a lot tougher than it should be to share a video message with your family if everyone doesn't have an iPhone
OTT Services Provide New Opportunities for SDP Vendors - 9/24/2012 12:00:00 PM
SDPs provide network operators with a strong foundation for building successful digital services ecosystems
Controlling RAN Congestion: The Experience Is Everything - 9/21/2012 10:00:00 AM
Focusing on customer quality of experience may be the key that will solve the RAN congestion puzzle
Websites Need Makeover for Wireless Access - 9/20/2012 12:00:00 PM
As the use of mobile devices to access Web content grows, so does the demand for tools and apps that optimize websites for viewing on mobile platforms
Mobile Cloud Gets Personal - 9/18/2012 6:00:00 PM
The mobile cloud is emerging on a massive scale, but its most important impact will be felt on a personal level
The iPhone is LTE's Killer App - 9/13/2012 10:38:00 AM
The iPhone 5 provides a nice demand-generator for LTE services. But will consumers care about the network or do they just want a new, slick smartphone?
Network Managed Services Deals Stay Big - 9/5/2012 12:00:00 PM
Telecom network operators still want their technology suppliers to provide managed services
Market Leaders Drive Investment in Switching - 8/20/2012 2:00:00 PM
Due to the demand on switching systems, switch chipset and integrated device makers are investing in terabit upgrades
SDN: Start Making Sense - 8/13/2012 2:00:00 PM
Software-defined networking is a potential game-changer for telecom networks
Rise to the BYOD Challenge - 8/10/2012 12:10:00 PM
As mobile broadband usage grows, more enterprise employees are using their own devices to access workplace data
Who's Going to Buy NSN? - 8/1/2012 8:10:00 PM
The fate of Nokia Siemens will shape the landscape of the global telecom infrastructure market during the next 10 years
Losing Disney – Every Year - 7/30/2012 12:00:00 PM
Telecom fraud is an ever-present drain on operator profitability, and despite the best efforts of operators and their vendor partners, it continues to grow
Operators Like CE 2.0 – So Far - 7/25/2012 12:15:00 PM
A recent CE 2.0 survey suggests that the majority of operators believe the CE 2.0 initiative is an important step forward for the industry
TV White Space: Niche Play or the Next Big Thing? - 7/23/2012 3:00:00 PM
TV white space offers mobile operators a free shot at much-needed spectrum for mobile broadband services
SIP Trunking: Move It or Lose IT - 7/20/2012 9:00:00 AM
The rapid rise of cloud-based services and OTT Internet applications is boosting demand for SIP trunking
India Gets Serious About Fiber Investments - 7/12/2012 12:20:00 PM
Broadband service demand has spurred India to better reach users with FTTx technologies with improved fiber
Offload Opportunity Forces New Wi-Fi Mindset - 6/25/2012 2:00:00 PM
Mobile carriers are scrambling to include Wi-Fi in their service offerings to keep pace with the unprecedented growth in mobile data demand
An Unclouded Day - 6/22/2012 2:00:00 PM
Cloud-based testing and monitoring can offer cost savings for service providers
Ensuring Cloud Service Experience - 6/19/2012 10:00:00 AM
With clouds carrying more and more voice, video and data, the complexities of ensuring a trouble-free end-user experience have grown exponentially
Hello, Small Cells; Goodbye, Cell Towers - 6/8/2012 1:00:00 PM
Demand for denser mobile broadband coverage is driving mobile operators to roll out large-scale networks of LTE small cells
Succeeding in a BYOD World - 6/8/2012 12:30:00 PM
Business users today want to bring their own devices to work, and service providers will have to find ways to accommodate this trend
Telcos Cautiously Consider Enterprise PaaS - 6/7/2012 1:00:00 PM
In a highly varied and rapidly evolving PaaS market, telcos must think carefully about their PaaS strategy
ATCA Maturity Challenges System Integrators - 6/6/2012 12:00:00 PM
ATCA provides a compelling platform for many telecom applications, allowing telecom equipment providers to quickly develop carrier-grade solutions
Security Vendors Set Sights on Mobile Operators - 6/4/2012 2:30:00 PM
New alliances, feature consolidation and M&A activity are increasingly commonplace among network security vendors targeting the telco sector
The Changing Face of Customer Service - 5/21/2012 8:38:00 PM
Social networking trends have spurred new opportunities for the makers of VoIP call center platforms
Context Is King - 5/14/2012 6:00:00 PM
The future for telcos lies in leveraging context about their customers, but getting from concept to execution is no simple affair
Gearing Up for POTE 2012 - 5/11/2012 8:05:00 PM
Here’s a look at some of the key themes we expect to hear about at this year's Packet-Optical Transport Evolution Conference
From Revenue Assurance to Revenue Optimization - 5/7/2012 7:15:00 PM
Revenue assurance and fraud management vendors have an advantage in the communications space, but they also encounter significant challenges
Experiencing a Technology Leap Year - 5/2/2012 8:08:00 PM
2012 is poised to be a year in which critical technologies leap from development to commercialization and monetization
Getting to Know Your Customers - 5/2/2012 10:00:00 AM
Telcos are looking to customer experience management (CEM) to garner customer loyalty and longevity
Mobile Cloud Will Change Your Life - 4/26/2012 5:20:00 PM
The mobile cloud will be the battleground where the interests of carriers, mobile device makers and Internet-based companies come crashing together
Component Vendors Hit Policy Target - 4/10/2012 12:15:00 PM
The deep packet inspection and policy management sector is undergoing a big market shift
Ready or Not, Here Comes LTE-Advanced - 4/5/2012 10:00:00 AM
Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) will initially create more confusion in mobile broadband standards
India's Cloud Opportunity - 4/3/2012 8:32:00 PM
The Indian SME sector demands a complete suite of apps that will be easier for carriers to position and sell in the cloud
Policy & DPI: $1B Spree, But No Picnic for Vendors - 3/29/2012 6:45:00 PM
The market for policy management and DPI gear topped $1B for the first time in 2011, and will be worth a whopping $2.7B by 2016
Key Attributes of Next-Gen SPIT Systems - 3/29/2012 6:40:00 PM
Next-generation SPIT systems will transform the way service providers understand the connected experience of their customers
Carrier Cloud Stirs the Telco Pot - 3/29/2012 6:30:00 PM
The emergence of carrier cloud has created a race between the world's biggest network equipment vendors
The Right Dose of Technology - 3/16/2012 11:15:00 AM
Government pressure is pushing those in the health care sector to adopt MPLS VPNs
SNA Brings the Customer Closer - 3/12/2012 1:00:00 PM
Social network analytics (SNA) is becoming increasingly popular as service providers look for ways to gain a competitive edge and better understand their customers
Banks Get on the Phone, Tablet - 3/1/2012 12:20:00 PM
Mobile banking is fast becoming a mainstream service demanded by more affluent users
Will Operators Embrace Akamai's Licensed CDN? - 2/28/2012 6:15:00 PM
Akamai Technologies has launched 'Aura Network Solutions,' a set of licensed CDN products aimed at network operators
Y.1564 Testing to Enable Multi-CoS Ethernet - 2/28/2012 11:00:00 AM
To be sure their Ethernet links can handle Multi-CoS, service providers need a pre-deployment proofing mechanism such as ITU-T Y.1564
MAM Gives IT Control Over Devices, Apps - 2/24/2012 11:10:00 AM
The explosive growth of mobile broadband service usage is creating a surge in demand for mobile application management
Video CDNs Will Rock the Cable World - 2/22/2012 12:00:00 PM
Major cable operators are now building video-optimized content delivery networks (CDNs) that promise to deliver a full range of IP-based video offerings
Emergent Technologies Shake Up India's Backhaul - 2/15/2012 11:25:00 AM
The arrival of mobile broadband services will require a major retooling of India's backhaul infrastructure.
It's More Than Just a Number - 2/13/2012 11:54:00 AM
Enterprises of all sizes are turning to cloud IP-PBX systems
Mobile Network Security Becomes Key Issue - 2/6/2012 12:00:00 PM
Mobile operators are realizing they must take more steps to secure their networks against malicious acts
100G Components Step Up to the Mark - 1/9/2012 10:00:00 AM
Survey responses clearly show that 100G interfaces will play a major role in future networking systems
Education Is Key to AMI, Telemetry Success - 12/13/2011 1:40:00 PM
Despite a slow uptake, around 75% of utilities in North America prefer AMI and telemetry solutions
UC Gets a Straight A in Education - 12/9/2011 3:42:00 PM
Being hit from every side by demands to lower costs, many educational institutions have implemented unified communications systems
Message Storage Moves to Top Drawer - 12/7/2011 12:00:00 PM
Many companies plan to make massive data migrations over the next year because they're exceeding storage limits on their current servers
BI Takes Advantage of Mobile Boom - 12/5/2011 4:05:00 PM
Enterprises are moving business intelligence onto mobile platforms, but it involves far more than just shrinking an Excel spreadsheet for a smartphone
Standards in the Cloud - 12/2/2011 12:35:00 PM
As provider interest in cloud services grows, telcos explore ways to differentiate their products while the IT industry works on standardization
MEF Makes Strides With Ethernet Interconnection - 12/1/2011 12:40:00 PM
Emphasis within the Ethernet market and the MEF has shifted to issues of interconnection and service alignment between providers
Assessing the Indian Telecom Equipment Opportunity: Part 2 - 11/11/2011 5:00:00 AM
Part two of our assessment of telecom equipment opportunities in India, focusing on packet-optical trends
Hey, You, Get Onto My Cloud - 11/10/2011 1:30:00 PM
MSOs are looking to use their own IP clouds to support new interactive program guides, user interfaces and interactive apps on cable TV
Second-Gen Silicon Drives Enterprise & Public Femtos - 11/2/2011 1:00:00 PM
Small cells could mean a big payback for femtocell developers
India Targets Its Data Bottleneck - 10/31/2011 2:35:00 PM
India presents a wide range of opportunities to telecom service providers and their technology suppliers
Huawei's 'Giga World' Vision - 10/20/2011 5:30:00 PM
Huawei used the Global MBB Forum to show off 'GigaSite,' designed to help operators achieve success in the new mobile 'Giga World'
HR Survey: OTT Experience Could Drive ISP Choice - 10/17/2011 10:30:00 AM
Annual survey of consumers finds more watch high-quality online video – and if it doesn't work, they're likely to blame their ISP
Sprint Network Vision and 4G LTE Plans Should Integrate with Clearwire - 10/14/2011 2:00:00 PM
At the Strategy Update meeting, Sprint discusses the Network Vision deployment and plans to accelerate its 4G LTE rollout using its own licensed spectrum
DPI Goes Undercover - 10/14/2011 11:50:00 AM
DPI has taken off in the market, but appliance vendors are finding that they need to step it up
Assessing the Indian Telecom Equipment Opportunity: Part 1 - 10/12/2011 5:00:00 PM
Part one of two assessing telecom equipment opportunities in India
RFID-M2M Takes Root in Manufacturing Sector - 10/12/2011 2:58:00 PM
The arrival of machine-to-machin communications is bringing renewed interest in RFID technology in the manufacturing sector
Turf Wars Threaten Telco CEM Initiatives - 9/28/2011 1:25:00 PM
Telcos today need CEM solutions that help them understand all their customers' individual experiences in real time
Service Providers Have First-Class Opportunity in Travel - 9/26/2011 12:00:00 PM
Analytics enables travel companies to understand all aspects of how to acquire, maintain and attract new customers to their websites
IMB & eMBMS: Wait-and-See Mobile TV - 9/23/2011 4:03:00 PM
IMB and eMBMS have a year to improve their penetration in the mobile video market to become long-term options for mobile offload
Smartphones Increasingly Affect the Retail Sector - 9/13/2011 12:05:00 PM
New applications and services that enable customers to make transactions via smartphones are a growing source of revenue for retailers
Motorola Atrix: The Power & Confusion - 9/8/2011 2:50:00 PM
The advanced hardware of Motorola's Atrix impresses, but infighting in the mobile industry fogs the picture
Set-Tops, Modems Join in Royal Wedding - 8/31/2011 2:35:00 PM
Hybrid gateways are wooing MSOs by unifying TV and IP video
Policy 2011: Hot, But Getting Crowded - 8/22/2011 5:35:00 PM
Mobile broadband has driven a boom in policy over the past 12 months, bringing a passel of new vendors into the sector
Who Cares About Wi-Fi Quality? - 7/28/2011 2:25:00 PM
Operators need to get serious about Wi-Fi QoS, or risk revenue loss as customers decide their services are slow and unreliable
Grids Get Smart With BPL - 7/25/2011 4:52:00 PM
The global transition to electricity smart grids is creating new opportunities for broadband power line (BPL) communications vendors
Telepresence Takes the Show on the Road - 7/22/2011 2:20:00 PM
In the entertainment biz, telepresence is no longer seen as just a way to save money on travel, but rather a way to improve content delivery and collaboration
Road-Testing Verizon's 4G-LTE - 7/7/2011 5:10:00 PM
Putting the world's preeminent LTE network through its paces under real-world conditions
Will the Cloud Swallow the CDN? - 7/6/2011 12:00:00 PM
What exactly is the difference between the content delivery network and the cloud anyway? And could they someday merge into one?
The Service Broker Shows Great Potential - 6/29/2011 12:00:00 PM
Service broker technology meets network operators' need for a flexible way to program real-time orchestration across service portfolios
10Gig PONs Take On the World - 6/28/2011 12:00:00 PM
PON vendors believe 10Gigabit PON will become the universal access technology for residential and business subscribers worldwide
'Social' vs 'Social': The Homophone of Telecom - 6/20/2011 9:25:00 AM
There's a lot of buzz in telecom right now regarding 'social,' both in terms of social network analysis and social media
Asia Leading TDM Replacement Parade - 6/20/2011 9:00:00 AM
IMS remains the preference in the Asia/Pac region, as a recent Malaysian event confirms
Previewing the Cable Show - 6/13/2011 11:54:00 AM
A peek at some of the major issues cable executives will be grappling with at this week's Cable Show in Chicago
Innovation Osmosis & the Return of D&R - 6/9/2011 4:45:00 AM
A roundup of the leading themes at Management World 2011
Mobile Sentiment Begins to Favor IPsec - 6/3/2011 5:15:00 PM
Mobile operator sentiment worldwide seems to be shifting toward using IPsec encryption and authentication from LTE cell sites
Where's PON Going Next? - 5/20/2011 11:34:00 AM
10GPON is the logical next step, but some are already looking toward the generation beyond that