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Cable Makes No Small Plans for SDN
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5/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Move to virtualization seen as key to faster service deliver, collapsing of silos, delivering video from the cloud and more.
Comcast on Service: Why It's Different Now
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5/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast has promised to improve customer service in the past. Is this time any different?
T-Mobile Expects LTE-U to Feature Listen-Before-Talk
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5/6/2015  |  1 comment
Operators aren't required to implement the good neighbor protocol for LTE-U to coexist with WiFi, but a T-Mobile exec expects it to be built into the design anyway.
Eurobites: Nokia May Hang On to HERE
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5/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor numbers get a lift from Myanmar; Swisscom impresses in Q1; Sky versus Skype.
Open Source Router Connects US, Australia
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5/6/2015  |  Post a comment
The connection validates the vision of disaggregated routers, SDN, open source software and ON.Labs' open source ONOS OS.
Cisco Rolls Out New CCAP Chassis
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5/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Playing comeback against Arris and Casa, Cisco finally launches its new cBR-8 CCAP box with announced deployments by Comcast and Numericable.
OPNFV Release Taking Longer Than Planned
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5/6/2015  |  2 comments
The first version of the NFV reference implementation, named "Arno," is still due in the spring.
HP Launches NFV-in-a-Box
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5/6/2015  |  1 comment
NFV software on a standard server, configured for service providers and ready to go.
Comcast Readies D3.1 & RDK-B
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5/5/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast reveals new details on its DOCSIS 3.1 trial plans and RDK-B devices.
Cablecos Going Gaga Over Gigabit
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5/5/2015  |  4 comments
Cox and Comcast reveal new gigabit plans at INTX.
Cyan Says It Wasn't Starving Before Ciena Bid
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5/5/2015  |  9 comments
Cyan argues that its prospects were bright before Ciena offered to acquire, and presents a first-quarter revenue jump as evidence.
Sprint Maps Out Its Next-Generation Network
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5/5/2015  |  8 comments
Forget Network Vision – Sprint's now planning to densify via its Next-Generation Network, as the carrier reports fourth-quarter earnings that show improvements.
Infinera, Arista Team to Conquer DCI Space
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5/5/2015  |  2 comments
Integrated solution targets fast-growing market of metro connections that need high capacity, flexibility, scalability and more.
Comcast Seeks to Leave TWC Behind
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5/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast officials say they have now moved on after the collapse of their $45.2 billion deal to buy out Time Warner Cable two weeks ago.
SDN: It's All About the Apps
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5/5/2015  |  1 comment
There's more to SDN than decoupling network control from the forwarding plane, argues the executive director of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF).
Eurobites: Swisscom Claims G.fast First
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5/5/2015  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot revenues up 4.4%; EU takes its time over Apple/Amazon tax probe; Abertis lists masts business.
Chambers's Legacy: A Resurgent Cisco
Wagner’s Ring  | 
5/5/2015  |  3 comments
John Chambers leaves Cisco challenged by SDN and NFV, but in a good position to compete.
Cable Cozies Up to TiVo & OTT
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The cable industry is showing its newfound love for both TiVo and OTT services at this year's Internet & Television Expo in Chicago.
A Cable Show By Any Other Name?
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5/5/2015  |  Post a comment
As the cable industry continues to consolidate, NCTA launches rebranded Cable Show as INTX in Chicago to stave off further attendance declines.
Amdocs: Pay-TV Can Play With OTT
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5/5/2015  |  1 comment
A new study by Amdocs and IE Market Research finds that pay-TV providers could better retain subscription revenue by offering unified search and discovery for pay-TV and OTT services.
Equinix Plugs In to Microsoft Office 365
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5/4/2015  |  1 comment
Expanding from infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) to software-as-a-service (SaaS).
Cablevision Talks Up Internet in Q1 Earnings
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5/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Cablevision stresses connectivity first as video subscriber numbers continue to slide.
Level 3's SDN Play Focused on Hybrid Clouds
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5/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Network operator aggressively integrated dynamic capacity abilities acquired from tw telecom to roll out nationally and globally.
Ciena's Cyan Buy: It's All About the Software
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5/4/2015  |  6 comments
Ciena looks to buy its way into the SDN/NFV revolution by acquiring fellow packet-optical vendor Cyan.
Cisco's Robbins to Replace Chambers as CEO
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5/4/2015  |  8 comments
After years of talking about it, Cisco CEO John Chambers will finally retire this July, to be replaced by Senior Vice President of Worldwide Operations Chuck Robbins.
INTX: A Viewing Guide to Cable's New Show
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5/4/2015  |  Post a comment
As INTX -- formerly known as The Cable Show -- opens its doors in Chicago this week, here are some of the hot technologies to watch for.
Charter Explores OTT Options
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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
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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  |  3 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
Slide Shows  | 
5/1/2015  |  20 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  |  3 comments
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  |  3 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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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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.
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Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

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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

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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

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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

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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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