Parks Predicts HBO OTT Success
News Analysis | 1/23/2015 | 3 comments
Research firm Parks Associates predicts that 17% of US broadband households are "likely to subscribe" to a standalone online video service from HBO priced at $14.99 per month.
Optical Is Hot in 2015
LRTV Documentaries | 1/23/2015 | 2 comments
Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
FiOS Picks Up Pace Again
News Analysis | 1/22/2015 | 12 comments
Verizon's FTTP platform sees its growth re-surge in the fourth quarter as it continues to suck video subscribers away from cable operators.
New Set-Tops for Comcast, Charter
News Analysis | 1/22/2015 | Post a comment
A new Cisco box made for Comcast has shown up in an FCC filing, while Charter has confirmed that Humax will be a second supplier for its Worldbox set-top initiative.
Verizon CFO Slams Title II Regs for ISPs
News Analysis | 1/22/2015 | 2 comments
Clarifying his earlier remarks, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ripped into proposals to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, arguing that such a move would jeopardize US private investment in broadband networks.
Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
News Analysis | 1/22/2015 | 4 comments
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says the vendor expects to see revenues grow by about 20% this year and admits to internal corruption challenges.
Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit
LRTV Documentaries | 1/21/2015 | 2 comments
In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's strategy in a presentation during the event.
Obama Skips New Broadband Mandates
News Analysis | 1/21/2015 | 2 comments
Keeping his critics always on their toes, Obama surprised many observers by touching only very lightly on net neutrality in State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Cisco Talks Transformation
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2015 | Post a comment
In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
Cuomo Unveils Broadband Aid Program
News Analysis | 1/19/2015 | 15 comments
With an eye on a possible White House run, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $500 million matching grant program for broadband providers willing to meet certain speed and other standards.
TWC Marks OpenStack Anniversary
News Analysis | 1/19/2015 | 1 comment
Time Warner Cable started its OpenStack efforts only one year ago, and today it has OpenStack-enabled cloud environments in two of the company's national data centers.
AsiaInfo Lands New Euro Deal
News Analysis | 1/19/2015 | 1 comment
Chinese vendor expands its relationship with Telenor by landing a back office transformation deal with the operator's Hungarian operation and hints at further deals.
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Alcatel-Lucent details the formats and protocols used for streaming IP video, which is gaining in popularity.