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IP Video Not Yet a Slam-Dunk for Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Costs associated with replacing STBs, creating storage and prepping networks are slowing the IP video transition, but the transition continues nevertheless.
Pai's FCC Makes Access Regs Flip-Flop
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  9 comments
Business Data Services are back on the FCC docket but instead of more regulation to promote competition, Pai is pushing fewer rules.
SVA: Pay-TV & OTT Must Come Together
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/31/2017  |  2 comments
Streaming Video Alliance's Jason Thibeault explains why pay-TV and OTT providers should team up more to deliver a better online video experience over managed private networks.
Former Ericsson CEO Vestberg to Be Verizon's King of Networks
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  3 comments
US operator says it will restructure its business along three lines and puts former Ericsson CEO in charge of networks and technology.
Eurobites: Ofcom Closes In On Openreach
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia wins big in Mexico; Sky buys content creator; Microsoft opens machine-learning lab in Munich.
Upskill U on Analytics With Princeton & AT&T
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
Upskill U launches a new four-part series on Analytics, beginning in April.
Ericsson Must Hit M&A Trail to Boss B/OSS – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
The Swedish vendor must quickly acquire B/OSS capabilities in several key areas if it is to thrive in this market, says a Heavy Reading analyst.
Huawei's Sales Soar but Profit Growth Grinds to a Halt
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2017  |  5 comments
Huawei continues to mop up business with carriers, enterprise customers and consumers, but it runs into a brick wall on profits.
WiCipedia: Best Cities for WiT, Born to Code & Dancing Backwards
WiCipedia  | 
3/31/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: What's the best city for women in tech?; maternity leave policies by industry; girls need to learn to code; and more.
EXFO's Mixed Bag: Sales Up, a New CEO, Stock Slumps
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Test vendor has plenty of positives to talk about but investors were expecting better, it seems.
Verizon Takes IoT Network Nationwide
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  1 comment
The big question: Is Verizon's new 4G LTE Category M1 network for IoT applications cost-competitive?
Vodafone: The Pricing Isn't Right
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Global operator about to announce some major vendor deals, but it's still looking for better pricing models in the cloud era.
Ekinops Eyes $64M Takeover of OneAccess
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  2 comments
Optical equipment specialist says the deal will open up virtualization opportunities and give it access to Tier 1 service providers.
Brocade's Other IP Assets Find a Home
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Rejuvenated Extreme Networks picks up routers and switches that Broadcom is divesting.
Colt Reveals SDN & NFV Next Steps
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Enterprise-focused network operator says its next Novitas-based service will be an Internet-access-on-demand offering.
Indian M&A Forces Telcos Into Workforce Overhaul
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
With many telecom-sector employees set to lose their jobs during the current wave of industry consolidation, India's service providers need to think hard about retaining and attracting the right kind of talent.
Eurobites: Telenor, Huawei Claim E-band Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: IoT and VoIP bolster postal services; ETSI bitsy teeny weeny name change; exec changes at Virgin Media; Swisscom cuts roaming charges.
MLBAM: Live Sports Streaming Will Be Big
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/30/2017  |  Post a comment
MLB Advanced Media EVP and CTO Joe Inzerillo explains why live sports streaming will take off over the next few years despite major technical challenges.
Samsung Galaxy S8 to Kickstart 'Gigabit LTE' Race in US
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2017  |  9 comments
T-Mobile is already boasting about the performance of the forthcoming Samsung phones.
About That Broadband Privacy Vote
MariNation  | 
3/29/2017  |  12 comments
Warning: opinion piece ahead.
Amzallag, Vodafone's SDN & NFV Man, Leaving in June
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  4 comments
Parts of the transformation effort David Amzallag led for two years are ready to go live, but he's ready to move on.
TalkTalk Tunes Into CSG for Its TV Reboot
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  1 comment
UK competitive quad-play operator is deploying a cloud-based multiscreen content management platform from CSG that's already being used across the Atlantic by the likes of Comcast.
China's ZTE Comes Off US Trade Blacklist
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor will be free to use equipment from US suppliers after saying it broke export rules and agreeing to pay a hefty fine.
Comcast May Go All IP by End of Year – Rumor
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  1 comment
Speaking on stage at the ACA Summit, NCTC CEO and President Rich Fickle reported that he's heard Comcast will be delivering all-IP video service to all new customers by the end of the year.
Manage Your Career Pace to Ensure Impact
Column  | 
3/29/2017  |  2 comments
Time is your biggest asset if you use it to get you where you want to go.
Eurobites: Clouds Descend on Project Lightning
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN trials 4x4 MIMO; Telecom Italia concerned about its French connection; Ericsson lands Canadian IPTV deal; BT's bad month continues.
PHAZR Set to Stun With High- & Low-Band 5G RAN?
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
The startup is developing a system that supports both mmWave and low-band for 5G, for fast downloads and uplink coverage, with trials underway in US & Europe.
Cisco Takes Bold Software Step to Counter White Box Threat – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  6 comments
Network equipment giant is reportedly set to launch an operating system that it will sell on a standalone basis.
The Year of Fat & Skinny Bundles
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/29/2017  |  Post a comment
In this fireside chat, Roku's Andrew Ferrone predicts that 2017 will be the year of multichannel OTT video bundles and spells out other trends in the OTT and pay-TV markets.
Does Oracle Have the Hots for Accenture?
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2017  |  2 comments
CIOs get nervous following speculation that Oracle is sizing up a potential bid for global systems integrator Accenture.
Uber Employs 15% Women in Tech Roles
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  5 comments
Uber has released its first-ever diversity report, outlining a number of ways it vows to improve its culture and diversity.
The Skinny on Comcast's Skinny Bundle
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Don't call it OTT.
Network Operations Filled With Unplanned Activity
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Network operations spends vast amounts of time reacting to events. What does that mean for your organization and its people?
ON2020 Plots Future of ROADMs & T-SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/28/2017  |  3 comments
The ON2020 association held its first public workshop last week at OFC, focusing on directions for ROADM development and the future of transport SDN and optical networking.
WOW Makes Its Case for IPO
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  Post a comment
WOW is looking to raise $100 million in an initial public offering.
Ekholm's Vision of Slimmer Ericsson Lacks Detail & Dazzle
Morris Lore  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Ericsson's new CEO is trimming fat and focusing on core business activities, but does the new strategic plan pack any punch?
Amazon Prime's Hand of God Creator on Producing for OTT
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/28/2017  |  1 comment
Ben Watkins is the creator, writer and producer of Hand of God, a series on Amazon Prime. At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, he explained the advantages of producing for an OTT platform versus traditional TV.
Silver Peak Adds Routing, Analytics to SD-WAN
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Silver Peak Systems' SD-WAN solution now includes SD-WAN, WAN optimization, BGP routing protocols, stateful firewall and analytics.
Eurobites: 'German Cloud' in Demand, Says DT
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo upgrades network with Ericsson; Clavister wins Nokia order; Spotify looks to improve its ads focus with acquisition.
Ericsson Tightens Focus, Warns of $1.7B Q1 Hit
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2017  |  4 comments
Swedish vendor hints at a likely sale of its media and cloud hardware assets and sets a target of doubling its profit margins.
The ABC of OTT
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/28/2017  |  Post a comment
At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, Ben Watkins, creator of Amazon Prime's Hand of God show, explained how producing content for an OTT platform differs from producing content for traditional TV.
Unlocking China's $194B Telecom Market
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2017  |  9 comments
It is time to tear down China's telecom wall.
Masergy Unclogs Pipes to Cloud Apps
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2017  |  Post a comment
New partnership makes it easier to tie together UCaaS and cloud-based apps, knitting up smarter services to support business needs.
Google Fiber's Video Growth Drops
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/27/2017  |  2 comments
In a sign that Google Fiber has all but abandoned ship even in its existing markets, the Alphabet unit reports notably slower video subscriber growth in the second half of 2016.
Cable's DAA Moment Is Here
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco is rolling out its Remote PHY product in volume this month, an indicator of the momentum behind distributed access architectures in the cable industry.
The NB-IoT Train Is Delayed
Morris Lore  | 
3/27/2017  |  1 comment
NB-IoT was supposed to take the industry by storm and sound the death knell for LPWAN rivals, but it has not quite gone according to expectations.
Eurobites: BT 'Fesses Up to Compensation-Fiddling on Ethernet Services
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia has change of heart on IoT; mobile device infections rising; UK minister slams encrypted messaging in wake of Westminster Bridge outrage.
Drones Drive New Revenue Streams for Mobile Ecosystem
Column  | 
3/27/2017  |  1 comment
The use of drone technology is changing the game for wireless operators, argues AUVSI's Brian Wynne.
Security, Cloud & the SBC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Despite all the current hype surrounding 5G at the moment, it's cloud and security technologies that are fundamentally driving business growth opportunities for communications service providers.
What Drives Intel's Connected Car GM
Mentor Monday  | 
3/27/2017  |  1 comment
Kathy Winter has always wanted to stay on the cutting-edge of technology, even when it means letting the car itself take the wheel.
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