MWC19 was undoubtedly the year of 5G: 5G-enabled handsets were on show, as were 5G modems, 5G broadcasts, use cases – including a demo of live tele-monitored surgery over 5G – plus a whole host of network equipment. VIAVI too used MWC19 as an opportunity to show off some impressive kit, and to demonstrate to […]

Optical interconnectivity at 400 Gbps has introduced many new design challenges. These include the step from NRZ to PAM-4 coding with the presence of a background error rate, the new QSFP-DD form factor for transponders with thermal and integration challenges and aggressive cost expectations early in the lifecycle.  One of the most difficult challenges is […]

With 5G the talk is more than just about the network. 5G will be transformational, with the coming of the new RAN, beamforming, mmWave etc. Yet, for mobile operators this is as much about business transformation as it is about network transformation.  It’s about new business models and growing revenue streams, collaboratively working across the […]

One of the most common forms of network threats today is distributed denial of service (DDoS). An attack involves flooding networks and servers with false internet traffic, thereby blocking access to genuine devices. Sometimes used to target specific businesses, cyber-attacks can bring down entire telecoms networks, as was the case in the attack on Dyn, […]

VIAVI Solutions announced that CRN® has named Barry Johnson, Vice President of Global Channels to its prestigious list of 2019 Channel Chiefs. The top IT channel leaders included on this list continually strive to drive growth and revenue in their organization through their channel partners. Each of the 2019 Channel Chiefs has demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and […]

As IT teams deal with challenges from cloud migrations to growing security demands, the number of point tools used to address these issues have dramatically increased. Reliance on different intelligence, metrics, and tools create huge rifts between IT teams such as NetOps and SecOps that become apparent in collaboration or war-room situations. As Gartner stated […]

The world is going mobile and we’re consuming more data every year, particularly as the popularity of video and music streaming increases, and that’s just from humans.  Machines and devices are increasingly acting as consumers of Internet bandwidth and generating even more traffic on the network.  Consequently, the industry is in the throes of implementing […]

As 5G moves from a concept in the lab to a commercial field-deployable solution, network equipment manufacturers (NEMs) are working hard to ensure 5G delivers on its promise of gigabit throughput, massive machine type communication and ultra-reliable low latency communications. Time-to-market and conformance to 3GPP specs are key to their success and in achieving the […]

The impact of IoT, hybrid IT and decentralized networks is dominating conversations and column inches. Topics range from how to manage and investigate security and performance issues to the effect on user experience and interaction. In response, vendors and analysts have muddied the waters with phrases such as artificial intelligence and predictive analytics, rather than […]

5G is and will be transformational – not only in terms of the network but also in terms of what the technology enables and the resulting business opportunities. As Sameh Yamany, our CTO describes in his Forbes article When 5G Hype Becomes Reality, 5G is not simply “4G on steroids”. It’s not just about more […]

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