Bell Labs Chief sees Multiservice Operator Future as Partly Cloudy 1/19/2015 - It is that time of the year to get the predictions from noted industry experts about their visions of both the near and longer term future. That said it is never a bad time to get the views of Bell Labs President and Alcatel-Lucent Chief Technology Officer Marcus Weldon. In fact, unlike the triumvirate of Microsoft CEO Bill Gates, who back in 1995 co-authored the book "The Road Ahead" with Nathan Mythrvold and journalist Peter Rinearson, Weldon has chosen to outline his vision in three recent TechZine blog posts under the title, "MSO network forecast is partly cloudy." And, when Marcus talks, it is certainly worth a listen, or at least in these cases a read and a few bookmarks.
Smart Cities Mean Smart Networks 12/29/2014 - Most heads of government have heard the term "smart city" bandied around at this point. The idea is that deployment of a smart communications grid will enable governments to drive economic growth and improve delivery of public services.