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Charter Explores OTT Options
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2015  |  1 comment
Fourth-largest US MSO is investigating ways to use skinnier OTT-based video bundles to draw in more cable subscribers.
Oracle Watch: New Server, New Rumors
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2015  |  6 comments
Rolls out a new communications application server but the big news is whether it will add Salesforce.com to its cloud effort.
Bright House May Be Kingmaker
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5/1/2015  |  1 comment
The sixth-largest US MSO has now emerged as a key player in cable's ongoing M&A soap opera as both Charter and TWC try to woo it.
Tata Teleservices on Hunt for WiFi Partners
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5/1/2015  |  2 comments
Like Bharti Airtel and Vodafone, Tata Teleservices is now exploring WiFi partnership options.
Market Woes Drag Vendors Down
Morris Lore  | 
5/1/2015  |  3 comments
Amid lingering concern about Nokia's all-stock bid for Alcatel-Lucent, shares in Western vendors have taken a pounding after some disappointing results.
Eurobites: KVH Props Up Colt's Q1
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5/1/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Colt hires former Pacnet man; Sky invests in mobile advertising, extends deal with Viacom.
Public-Private Partnerships & the Gigabit City
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/1/2015  |  2 comments
As the quest toward the Gigabit City continues, it is becoming clearer that public-private initiatives may be the key to success.
TWC Enjoys Victory Lap in Quarterly Results
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5/1/2015  |  2 comments
Strengthening its case for remaining independent or commanding a higher takeover price, the No. 2 US MSO racks up its best subscriber gains ever in first quarter.
No Service, No Problem: 5 Places That Want to Be Unconnected
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5/1/2015  |  5 comments
Take a walk on the unconnected side with a slideshow of five of the most technologically remote places in the US.
OTT Apps: Time To Beat 'Em or Join 'Em
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5/1/2015  |  1 comment
CSPs have to devise a strategy either to monetize third-party OTT services or develop and deliver their own OTT-telco service offering.
CenturyLink Ponders Where to Put Flexibility
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier SDN will enable customer control but that can happen at different layers of the network and deciding which to do first is a challenge.
Arris Braced for Continuing M&A Headwinds
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Big cable/telco equipment vendor now expects market sluggishness to last longer this year, after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger last week.
Hong Kong's Kick-Ass Telco
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4/30/2015  |  1 comment
Hong Kong's HKBN is thriving by taking an unorthodox approach.
Sprint Taps Boingo for Airport WiFi Offload
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4/30/2015  |  2 comments
Multi-year agreement will let up to 40 million Sprint handsets automatically connect to WiFi when they travel.
Nokia's Suri Defends AlcaLu Deal Against Critics
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Nokia boss insists there will be no repeat of past merger mistakes as company's stock plummets on disappointing first-quarter results.
Crown Castle Bids $1B for Sunesys Fiber Assets
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure company makes latest takeover move in anticipation of soaring demand in the small cells market.
Eurobites: KPN Bombs in Business Sector
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon revenue falls; Jazztel's on the up; French government slammed over Dailymotion deal.
Nokia Slumps on Networks Malaise
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4/30/2015  |  5 comments
Shares in the Finnish equipment maker fell sharply in early-hours trading after its main networks business floundered in the first quarter.
Amdocs Splashes $272M on Comverse's BSS
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4/29/2015  |  1 comment
Amdocs says it will get greater reach in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pac and leave Comverse to focus on digital services.
Astellia Highlights Customer Care Disconnect
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4/29/2015  |  8 comments
Survey commissioned by French vendor finds a massive disconnect between mobile user and mobile operator customer care expectations.
Cablevision Embraces OTT With Hulu
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4/29/2015  |  1 comment
Fifth-largest US MSO becomes the first pay-TV provider to strike a deal to distribute Hulu to its subscribers.
Espial Powers New Orange TV Stick
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
The new Orange TV Stick, which is now trialing in Romania, is an HDMI adapter powered by Espial.
Is TWC Sitting in Catbird Seat Now?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/29/2015  |  2 comments
While Charter clearly still wants Time Warner Cable, TWC still may not want Charter, opening up some intriguing scenarios in US cable land.
Samsung Expects S6 to Buoy Q2 Profit
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
South Korean electronics giant reports disappointing results but guides for S6-led improvements next quarter.
Eurobites: 100G Rollouts Boost Transmode's Q1
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty merger talk resurfaces; Telefónica raises prices in Spain; eCall system becomes a reality.
A Guide to Optical's Summer of Love
DOS Attack  | 
4/29/2015  |  2 comments
Who's buying and who's selling as optical sector consolidation takes off?
T-Mobile: Google Fi Will Bring Profits, New Ideas
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4/28/2015  |  5 comments
T-Mobile executives say the partnership with Google will be profitable and will let the two share ideas for new services and offers.
BICS Looks to MVNOs, OTTs for Growth
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4/28/2015  |  1 comment
BICS CEO Daniel Kurgan believes the operator can flourish by selling value-added services to new customer segments.
Why Is Verizon Fighting With Programmers?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/28/2015  |  12 comments
Industry analysts wonder why Verizon seems to be picking fights with ESPN and other major programmers over its new FiOS skinny TV bundle.
T-Mobile Beats Sprint on Subs, Eyes Verizon on Network
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4/28/2015  |  8 comments
With 1.8 million customer additions in Q1, T-Mobile has likely overtaken Sprint in subscribers, and now it's planning on taking down Verizon on its 'best network' claims.
RDK Spreads Its Wings
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4/28/2015  |  1 comment
The number of licensees for the cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) IP video software stack has grown by more than 60% over the last year.
Verizon Builds Key Vendors Into SDN Strategy
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4/28/2015  |  13 comments
Network operator plans to converge its wireless and wireline operations with the aid of AlcaLu, Cisco, Nokia, Ericsson and Juniper.
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution
Between the CEOs  | 
4/28/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Eurobites: Nokia Quashes Handsets Rumor
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4/28/2015  |  15 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
Orange Earnings Dip on Price Competition
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4/28/2015  |  1 comment
French incumbent reports a fall in revenues and profits despite growth in its customer base.
Customer Care Bills to Soar, Says AetherPal
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4/28/2015  |  2 comments
Startup claims its forthcoming self-care service could protect operator margins as device complexity grows.
CenturyLink Says G'day to Managed IT Services
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership with Australian data center company lets US operator expand the reach of its managed IT services into five cities.
Sprint Taps Brazilian Mobile Exec to Head Innovation
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4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Roger Solé will also head up Sprint's new Hispanic business unit and become president of Sprint Puerto Rico.
ADVA Eyes Advantages Amid Acquisitions
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4/27/2015  |  2 comments
ADVA looks to ride rising market segments to take advantage of other vendors' straying focus amid consolidation.
Lightower, Fibertech Merge in $1.9B Cash Deal
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4/27/2015  |  3 comments
Combined company will have 30,000 route miles of fiber in densely populated Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Marvell Goes 4K With Android TV Chipset
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4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Marvell's new Ultra HD chipset is a high-powered SoC that supports Android-based TV services and the cable industry's RDK software stack.
Tele2 CTIO Heads East for New Role
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
After four years as Group CTIO at European competitive operator Tele2, Joachim Horn is heading to Asia for his next personal challenge.
Eurobites: Orange Sees End to Price War
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BlackBerry considers closure of Swedish office; Sky Italia receives rebuff from Mediaset; TeliaSonera updates on its workers in Nepal.
Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
EE Flags Worst Postpaid Growth in 2 Years
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
UK's biggest mobile operator witnesses declines in customer numbers and revenues despite impressive growth in 4G and fixed broadband.
Pica8 Boosts Data Center Interconnectivity
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4/24/2015  |  3 comments
White box switch vendor adds support for Labeled BGP.
Poll: Backhaul Presents 5G's Biggest Challenge
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/24/2015  |  8 comments
One third of nearly 500 voters in Light Reading's recent poll on 5G suggest that upgrading backhaul to support the influx of data traffic coming to 5G will be the toughest challenge.
MEF Unites Carriers on Ethernet Interconnect
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  2 comments
In two initiatives, the Metro Ethernet Forum is bringing larger and smaller companies into efforts to make end-to-end Carrier Ethernet ubiquitous.
Adtran Is Developing White Box GPON Tech
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2015  |  14 comments
Access vendor has a slimmed-down GPON product for the virtualized network in R&D.
Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC
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4/24/2015  |  23 comments
Comcast has officially terminated its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
Between the CEOs
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

4|28|15   |   10:32   |   (3) comments


Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

4|23|15   |   05:41   |   (1) comment


Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

4|23|15   |   08:19   |   (1) comment


In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

4|15|15   |   2:42   |   (4) comments


Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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