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Smart Home Opportunity is Just Beginning

Positioning to serve the intelligent home of the 21st century has quickly grown to become a focal point for service providers and a variety of participants spanning the utility, smart grid, building and ICT industries. A new report from Boston market research firm Strategy Analytics predicts 16% of broadband households globally will have at least one smart home system by 2017.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00

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Early Indications Suggest LTE Broadens Network Monetization Strategies

Today’s network service provider is charged with finding ways to reduce overall network costs, while also fully monetizing their network assets for more revenue and better margins. A new report from Mobidia Technology and Informa suggests that 4G LTE may present one of the best opportunities to execute such a strategy.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00
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2013 Operator Opportunities and Threats

As the world prepares to review and renew resolutions and ring in a new year, it’s time for communications service providers (CSPs) to adopt a similar approach — to take stock of industry developments in 2012 and prepare for 2013. To craft our destinies we must ask: what did we learn from 2012, and how can we better position ourselves for the coming year? Buzzy solutions like big data, while worthy of discussion, are quite different from informed strategies that help service providers capitalize on big opportunity and big incentives.
Written by Guest Author at 14:00

IDC Sees Explosive Growth for SDN

Software-defined networking (SDN) looks like it’s the right technology at the right time, "riding the wave of a 'perfect storm'," according to a new report from IDC, in which it projects that the worldwide SDN market for the enterprise and cloud service providers segments will increase 10-fold from 2013 to 2016, from $360 million to $3.7 billion.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 09:00
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Defense Research Agency Pushes for Wireless Fiber

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is looking to develop an ultra-high bandwidth wireless equivalent to fiber optics. DARPA’s wishes have a knack for creating commercial applications, with the Internet itself being the best example of a DARPA project with civilian implications. This newest DARPA R&D program aims to develop “a fiber-equivalent communications backbone...to create a 100 Gb/s (gigabit per second) data link that achieves a range greater than 200 kilometers (120 miles) between airborne assets and a range greater than 100 kilometers (62 miles) between an airborne asset (at 60,000 feet) and the ground.”
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