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US-China Tech War Looms at MWC Barcelona
Morris Lore  | 
2/22/2019  |  Post a comment
The interventions by Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich in recent days show just how much will be at stake in Barcelona next week.
WiCipedia: 'Resting Pitch Face,' Digital Leaders & the Scandal Effect
WiCipedia  | 
2/22/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts as 'digital leaders;' a hilarious new TV show about women in tech; how scandals affect the tech landscape; and more.
Accelerating Past the 6 Key Challenges of Deploying 5G
Partner Perspectives  | 
2/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Network operators and vertical industries are under attack from both traditional and non-traditional competitors. To get – and stay – ahead, they must continuously reinvent their differentiating strengths and capabilities.
Trump Tweets on 5G… & 6G
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2019  |  5 comments
POTUS wants 5G and 6G ASAP!!
Taking Control of the Telco Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Digital warriors from major telcos gathered at a recent Action Week organized by the TM Forum to find out how their peers are building new IT architectures that encourage service development and innovation.
ZTE Considerations for 5G Network Deployments
Partner Perspectives  | 
2/20/2019  |  Post a comment
What are the key challenges in 5G network deployment, and how should operators prepare for them?
Premium Broadband With Predictive O&M, Reshaping Network Experience
Partner Perspectives  | 
2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
With the popularization of new home broadband services such as 4K, VR and online gaming, users' requirements for home broadband services are broadening from solely network speed to multiple dimensions.
The No-Deal Brexit Threat to Huawei
Morris Lore  | 
2/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Why a no-deal Brexit that sees the UK crash out of the European Union could spell trouble for the Chinese equipment vendor.
LeoSat CEO Envisions a High-Capacity, Low-Latency Backbone... in Space!
CxO Spotlight  | 
2/18/2019  |  Post a comment
But to get that global vision off the ground (literally), LeoSat must piece together a plan that spans technology, secures funding and cuts through a heap of regulatory red tape.
Enabling a Platform Business Model to Monetize Operator Network Capabilities
Partner Perspectives  | 
2/18/2019  |  1 comment
Huawei's collaboration with Axiata could serve as a blueprint for mobile operators that have ambitions beyond connectivity provision.
WiCipedia: 'It Takes One Misstep to Fall Off Your Pedestal'
WiCipedia  | 
2/15/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A startup competition for black women in tech; the challenges of getting to the top and staying there; have a dude's name to get ahead; and more.
Podcast: AT&T, 5G & the Mirantis Incident
The Philter  | 
2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
The recently reported deal with Mirantis is another step in AT&T's network evolution as the company continues to carry the flag for open source and a software-defined 5G network.
Google Fiber: A Timeline of the Good, the Bad & the Ugly
The Bauminator  | 
2/14/2019  |  2 comments
Google's fiber initiative is almost exactly nine years old. Following its embarrassing setback in Louisville, here's a look back at Google Fiber's moments of hype, glory, achievement and disappointment.
Virtualization Is Progressing, but What About Cloud & Automation?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers are about a fifth of the way towards their virtualization targets.
Is There a 5G Edge Advantage for Mobile Operators?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Edge networking and edge cloud are closely associated with 5G. It's not an overstatement to say edge computing is inherent to 5G architecture.
Fourteen Takeaways From the Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Hearings
DanoVision  | 
2/13/2019  |  1 comment
If you missed the three-plus hours of testimony from T-Mobile's John Legere and Sprint's Marcelo Claure on the proposed merger between their companies, here's a quick rundown of what happened (spoilers: not much).
Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst: How Open Source Stopped Being 'Scary'
CxO Spotlight  | 
2/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Red Hat's boss on how open source enables innovation and the cloud, disrupts IT, and might make the world better. Also: Will the IBM acquisition threaten Red Hat's unique culture?
MWC 5G-Gasm Risks Missing the Big Telecom Issues
Morris Lore  | 
2/11/2019  |  2 comments
Nearly upon us once again, MWC in isolation provides a distorting view of the telecom industry and its challenges.
Unified Office CEO: Would You Like Extra Services With That VoIP?
CxO Spotlight  | 
2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
CEO Ray Pasquale isn't in the VoIP business to lower the price of phone calls. He wants to give small businesses everything they need to know – from network analytics to pizza topping preferences – on one screen.
How Sports TV Viewership Is Changing
Column  | 
2/11/2019  |  Post a comment
And how these changes offer fresh opportunities for video providers to engage sports fans in meaningful new ways.
Can Cable Beat 5G?
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/11/2019  |  3 comments
Cable leaders will make the case for their new 10G initiative at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver next month.
Will Trump Fan the Flames as Huawei Is Burned at the Stake?
Shades of Ray  | 
2/8/2019  |  14 comments
An 'executive order' banning Chinese networking technology from US communications networks is imminent, according to Politico – such a posturing move would be bad for everyone.
WiCipedia: Valley Diversity Stats, a New Social Outlet for WiT & No Fangirls Here
WiCipedia  | 
2/8/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Foreign-born women dominate the Valley; the government shutdown has long-lasting effects for workers; a new startup network for women; and more.
Podcast: Tacos, Telcos & Trouble
The Philter  | 
2/7/2019  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile is giving its customers a free taco every week. Should it also give them a roll of toilet paper? Also, and completely unrelated, what if Huawei does invent a must-have device for 5G networks – and we can't buy it in the US?
TalkTalk's OSS Rationalization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw talks to the team at UK operator TalkTalk about their efforts to revamp their all-important support systems.
Cisco Brings Cloud, Edge & Enterprise Together for New Service Revenues
Partner Perspectives  | 
2/6/2019  |  Post a comment
If you're a service provider today, your days are likely filled with more questions than answers.
Super Bowl LIII Streams Draw Average Audience of 2.6M
The Bauminator  | 
2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
There were some hiccups, but CBS's streams of the big game, underpinned by a multi-CDN strategy, seemed to hold up well.
CPU Selection for uCPE Is About More Than Architecture
Column  | 
2/5/2019  |  1 comment
ADVA's Prayson Pate looks at the key considerations when selecting the compute foundations for universal CPE.
The Right Insight to the Right Person at the Right Time
Partner Perspectives  | 
2/5/2019  |  Post a comment
Accurate, dependable data is at the heart of successful digital transformation programs, writes SevOne's VP of Strategic Allianc Tom Griffin.
Comcast & Apple Don't Have a Deal (Yet) for the Apple TV
The Bauminator  | 
2/1/2019  |  1 comment
That seems to be among the few factual things coming out of a confusing story that conflates a bunch of things about Comcast's, Sky's & NBCU's streaming plans that aren't all totally interconnected.
The Chilly Fingers of 5G Reality Arrive
Jonestown  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Verizon start the year by pulling back on millimeter 5G promises.
WiCipedia: New Networking Rules, Canada's Pay Gap & Investing in Female Founders
WiCipedia  | 
2/1/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts tackle cybersecurity; women need to network differently than men; female-run companies are a smart investment; and more.
Fade to Black: UltraViolet to Shut Its Digital Locker on July 31
The Bauminator  | 
1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
New options and 'market factors' lead to decision to shut down UltraViolet as studio-backed Movies Anywhere service gains traction with digital retailers and pay-TV operators.
Podcast: Bundle Up, Everyone. Pay-TV Is a Cold, Cold Business
The Philter  | 
1/31/2019  |  Post a comment
The world of pay-TV is an unholy mess, and no one is better at keeping up with the players, plans and problems than Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner. In this podcast, Jeff joins Phil Harvey for a chat about how cable providers are using mobile, why adding Netflix to your set-top isn't a bad idea and what kind of subscribers aren't worth chasing.
Wow, Free OTT Video Sure Costs a Lot
The Bauminator  | 
1/30/2019  |  Post a comment
Tubi's business is firing on all cylinders – from revenue and usage growth to the size of its library – but has had to bank $25 million more just to play this expensive, high-stakes game.
ACE Slays the Dragon Box
The Bauminator  | 
1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Legal group backed by Netflix, Amazon, NBCU, CBS and other major programmers and content players force a $14.5 million settlement and subsequent shutdown of another video piracy threat.
Huawei's Ills Don't Guarantee Good Times for Ericsson, Nokia
Morris Lore  | 
1/29/2019  |  Post a comment
A US-led campaign against the world's biggest equipment maker does not mean Ericsson and Nokia are destined for success.
Third-Party Telecom Repair Shift From Legacy to SDN & Market Implications
Partner Perspectives  | 
1/28/2019  |  Post a comment
The third-party telecom repair industry is currently in a significant and accelerating shift.
Huawei Controversy Pits Spooks Against CSPs
Morris Lore  | 
1/28/2019  |  3 comments
Vodafone's CEO wants a more high-level debate about the security implications of using Huawei's equipment. In the current climate, he may have his work cut out for him.
The Self-Publishing Network – What Can it Do for You?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/28/2019  |  Post a comment
No, it's not a self-help group for struggling authors...
The Curious Case of Reddit's Bandwidth Hog
DanoVision  | 
1/28/2019  |  1 comment
A few days ago I received some very interesting data: Reddit's Android app was consuming a crazy amount of cellular data each month. After a bit of research and legwork, I think I figured out what is going on.
Verizon Media Cuts Jobs, Has No Growth Plans to Share
The Philter  | 
1/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Verizon Media cuts jobs and leans on the 23-year-old Yahoo brand as the most stable thing in its portfolio. What's next as 5G networks start covering the US? VM is mum about its 'plans for growth and innovation.'
Mark Dzuban: A Decade at the Helm of SCTE
CxO Spotlight  | 
1/25/2019  |  Post a comment
SCTE's president and CEO reflects on a decade of change at the industry's standard-setting and applied sciences arm, along with some hints at what's ahead.
WiCipedia: Risk Taking, Imposter Syndrome & CES Double Standards
WiCipedia  | 
1/25/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Imposter syndrome knows no gender; risk taking has many caveats; Oracle accused of 'systematic discrimination'; and more.
Extreme Launches 'Stadium-Caliber' WiFi 6
Column  | 
1/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Sports stadiums are demanding WiFi environments, and equipment built for their needs can be useful in education, retail, healthcare and more.
Using AI for Smarter Cable CX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/24/2019  |  Post a comment
A new Tractica report looks at how cable providers are mining their big data and using data-based methods to boost network performance, resolve service issues and manage customer care.
Viacom Bets Big on Free Streaming
The Bauminator  | 
1/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Advancing its direct-to-consumer strategy, Viacom's $340 million move for Pluto TV centers on free, ad-based streaming, complementing its investment in OTT-TV service Philo.
Navigating the Fiber Gold Rush
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/23/2019  |  Post a comment
In a comprehensive new study conducted for Incognito Software Systems, Heavy Reading finds that communications service providers must implement new OSS strategies to support their next-generation fiber-based services.
Consumer Interest in à la Carte Declining – TiVo Study
The Bauminator  | 
1/22/2019  |  Post a comment
'Content fatigue' is starting to set in as the myriad direct-to-consumer video services become increasingly diverse and fragmented.
Tick-Tock, or Why 5G Must Happen Soon in the US
Column  | 
1/18/2019  |  2 comments
The reason for timely deployment of 5G and new spectrum is perfectly simple – LTE is expected to start to hit a wall around 2022 or so.
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