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Securing the IoT Frontier
Ariella Brown 9/24/2015 28 comments
The opportunities of IoT extend not just to those capitalizing on the connections, but to those reinventing themselves and providing security solutions for the New IP world.
Verizon + AOL + IoT = $$$
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 5/12/2015 27 comments
The powerful combination of IoT plus digital media and advertising could mean big bucks for the service provider.
Getting to 5G
Ariella Brown 7/14/2015 25 comments
What forces will influence the manifestation of 5G and how long it will take to really arrive?
Outer Space IoT
Joe Stanganelli 5/4/2015 24 comments
Service providers have long been struggling with broadening Internet of Things enablement and accessibility. New, extraterrestrial innovations may soon make things easier.
What's Your IP Evolution Plan?
Gary Knee 10/28/2014 24 comments
Today’s rural networks contain a blend of legacy equipment alongside softswitches, high-capacity optical rings complex routers and gateways. With such a blend, planning the evolution of the network in a cost effective manner that meets the growing expectations of customers has become a significant challenge.
What's Really Worth Scoring?
Carol Wilson 1/26/2016 24 comments
If you are tracking which operator joins which open source group, stop. Look instead at what those operators are trying to transform.
Is Big Data Dead?
Matthew Roberts 12/23/2015 24 comments
Big data has passed the top of the hype cycle. And that's actually a good thing, because although "big data" the buzzword may be dead, big data analytics in the real world is getting ready to roll up its sleeves.
IPv4 vs. IPv6 in the New IP
Chris Grundemann 3/6/2015 23 comments
We're effectively out of free IPv4 addresses. Four billion addresses seemed like enough when there were only a handful of computers on the network. Now that we expect to connect all 7.2 billion humans, we simply must move to IPv6 and its 340 trillion available addresses.
Merger Talk & the New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 4/15/2015 22 comments
With Nokia announcing its bid for Alcatel-Lucent, long talked of predictions of New IP-related industry transformation and consolidation suddenly became very real.
The New IP Top 5
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 11/26/2014 21 comments
NFV and SDN have been the hottest topics on The New IP over the last two months in addition to the trending issues of cyber security, the Internet of Things, enterprise cloud and industry collaboration.
Verizon's IoT State of the Market
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 2/25/2015 21 comments
Enabling the Internet of Things is big part of the New IP. Service providers must build their networks today with the agility, scalability and flexibility to handle the IoT traffic of tomorrow.
AT&T Fights Google Fiber in Courts & Streets
Joe Stanganelli 3/24/2016 21 comments
A Louisville, Ken., ordinance allowing Google to work on AT&T equipment in order to support new Google Fiber infrastructure lays the framework for an epic battle with national legal and political implications.
Peace, Love and OTT – a Cynic's View
Stephen Vogelsang 1/23/2015 20 comments
Instead of worrying about the threat posed by some OTTs that offer competing services, the communications industry should be focused on enabling OTTs and their customers to more easily buy and consume IP broadband services.
5G & the IoT Factor
Ariella Brown 7/22/2015 20 comments
The progression to 5G from 4G is different from the previous advance from 3G because that shift was all about speed and now it's all about connection on an unprecedented scale.
Shaping the New IP
Tom Nolle 2/10/2015 20 comments
Internet; virtualizing everything; creating new services in minutes instead of months; substituting agile software and vast pools of server resources for traditional network hardware. But what does this New IP network look like and how can it benefit service providers?
Poll: SDN's Many Benefits
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 6/26/2015 20 comments
SDN's benefits are wide reaching and include flexibility, cost savings, scalability, service innovation and support for the cloud, according to a recent poll on The New IP.
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 5/13/2015 19 comments
New research from Heavy Reading shows that the industry is struggling to cut through the standards groups noise -- falling in line with the industry pundits who say there are simply too many.
Dialing for Service
Bryan Powell 7/16/2015 19 comments
Nothing comes more naturally to young consumers than the click of their keyboard or the tap of a mobile app -- except when they contact customer service.
Inside Out: Migrating Mobile to the Cloud
Kevin Fitchard 6/22/2015 18 comments
Software is eating the mobile network, but it's starting its meal in a very specific place. As wireless carriers embrace SDN and NFV, they're looking first to their mobile cores and moving outwards to their radio access networks.
Cyber Security: Share & Share Alike
Ariella Brown 1/4/2016 18 comments
Increased access and sharing is generally considered a good thing when it comes to cyber security. But it can become a liability when an unauthorized user gains access to confidential information.
BTE: New IP Wake-Up Call
Dan O'Shea 6/10/2015 18 comments
During her keynote at BTE, Christine Heckart of Brocade stressed the importance of building networks to be dynamic, rapidly scalable, open and automated.
Setting the IoT Standards
Ariella Brown 8/27/2015 17 comments
As security and standardization concerns around IoT rise, The Online Trust Alliance wants to set industry standards and best practices.
It's Time to 'Upskill U'
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 4/12/2016 17 comments
Light Reading teamed up with Cisco to launch Upskill U, an online university aimed at educating the communications industry on the latest technology changes impacting their businesses.
Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 10/2/2015 17 comments
The cost of cyber attacks to the world economy is $445 billion, says a new report from AT&T, yet CEOs and boards still are not engaged in protecting their businesses.
Poll: A White Box Future
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 5/19/2015 17 comments
White boxes have been a long time coming, but they also can't replace purpose-built hardware, according to New IP readers who voted in our latest poll.
The New IP Cheat Sheet
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 4/2/2015 17 comments
Understanding what the New IP is and isn't is a tricky business, especially when the industry is changing so quickly. The New IP pulled together a quick cheat sheet. It's the New IP "101" just for you.
Poll: Groceries Trump Smart Cars
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 2/16/2015 17 comments
The New IP readers are a practical bunch when it comes to connected cars. In fact, 41% said they were wishful adopters of the technology and would love to know what their check engine light means, but paying for groceries is a higher priority.
Cyber Security: We're Doing It Wrong
Elizabeth Miller Coyne 2/26/2015 17 comments
It turns out that today's approach to cyber security is profoundly wrong, but the good news is that it's not your fault. Instead, it's the fault of an old IP-type of mindset of protecting devices through design and layering on more protection.
Cyber Security = Job Security
Tim Kridel 5/5/2016 16 comments
BT plans to add 900 cyber security pros to its global workforce this year -- and the service provider is not alone, as many others seek out these elusive experts.
Andrew Dugan, acting Chief Technology Officer at Level 3, discusses the service provider's SDN success and plans for NFV.
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Dave Ward, Cisco's CTO of Engineering and Chief Architect, outlines his vision for the future of virtualization.
AT&T's Doug Nassaur discusses interoperability and virtualization during BCE 2016 in Austin.
Lynn Comp, senior director of market development for the Network Platforms Group for Intel, outlines her vision for the future of virtualization.