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Bidding War for TWC Looks Likelier
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5/22/2015  |  10 comments
Altice head Patrick Drahi reportedly meets with TWC CEO Rob Marcus in New York while FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler clarifies his position on cable deals.
TiVo Secures 2-Year Set-Top Waiver
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5/22/2015  |  2 comments
The FCC has awarded TiVo a temporary waiver so that it can continue to sell set-tops that don't comply with the DLNA's home networking standard to its cable operator customers.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Gigabit Broadband Service
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5/22/2015  |  1 comment
Find out more about the broadband network operators that made it onto our awards shortlist for most innovative gigabit service.
Eurobites: Vodafone Shines in FTSE 100
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5/22/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia tests 5G in Oulu; French minister makes plea for market stability; BT boss minted.
Potholes Lurk in Indian Smart City Project
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5/22/2015  |  6 comments
India's recently launched smart cities project faces huge challenges even though vendors are enthused by the business opportunity.
Wave Raises $130M for Gigabit Expansion
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5/22/2015  |  1 comment
Wave plans to bulk up on fiber in Washington, Oregon and California after raising $130 million in a corporate bond sale.
Brocade: IP Networking Up, But Storage Down
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Service provider and US federal customers drove increased year-over-year IP sales, Brocade says.
Carmakers Closing in on Nokia HERE – Report
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5/21/2015  |  2 comments
Reuters reports that Mercedes, Audi, BMW and General Atlantic are getting closer to making a bid for Nokia's HERE mapping division, but they'll have competition.
Accedian Touts 7 Service Provider vCPE Wins
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5/21/2015  |  1 comment
Accedian vCPE has been deployed by carriers in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, likely including Cox and T-Mobile.
OIF Releases Transport SDN Framework
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum delivers a white paper based on last year's transport SDN demonstration and gears up for next steps.
Comcast Targets 6 New Gigabit Markets
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5/21/2015  |  7 comments
Comcast is rolling out its residential Gigabit Pro service to six new regions across the country.
Is Altice the Great US Cable Consolidator?
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5/21/2015  |  2 comments
The French communications giant has bold ambitions to play a major role in consolidating the US cable market over the next couple of years, but will it happen?
Sprint Appoints Ex-Bell Media Exec as CMO
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5/21/2015  |  2 comments
Kevin Crull will join the carrier at the end of the month to step up Sprint's brand, advertising and social media efforts.
All-IP DT Could Drive Euro M&A, Say Analysts
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The German incumbent may be on the prowl for takeover opportunities in Europe if it can first offload T-Mobile US.
Videocon Plots Non-Spectrum Services Lead
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Videocon Telecom aims to become the market leader for services that do not require the use of mobile spectrum.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Offloads Towers
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5/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slim sells off KPN shares; TalkTalk walks the Gigabit walk, in York; Finland tops mobile data survey.
Connected Cars Spell Trouble for Cellular, Says Machina
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5/21/2015  |  3 comments
New research suggests the proliferation of connected cars could be a major network problem for mobile operators.
Cablevision Calls Out Verizon on Fiber Claims
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5/20/2015  |  4 comments
Cablevision has filed suit against Verizon for claiming its FiOS network is all fiber when the telco still uses coaxial cable in subscribers' homes.
AT&T Cloud Strategy Now Focuses on Network
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Instead of competing for cloud services, AT&T is now leveraging NetBond to sell integrated access to hybrid clouds that is on-demand and secure.
What's It All About, Altice?
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
In yet another strange twist, French communications giant Altice swoops into US to buy Sudedenlink and woo Time Warner Cable. But is it all for real?
Genband Outlines NFV Roadmap
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
SBC and wireless access gateway are available as VNFs now, with the messaging platform, app server, WebRTC gateway and call session controller to follow in 2015.
Sprint Might Sit Out 600MHz Spectrum Auction
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
CFO says that Sprint might be happy enough with its network position to ignore the next major US spectrum auction in 2016.
Ciena Surfs DCI Wave With New Platform
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5/20/2015  |  4 comments
Ciena adds a dedicated data center interconnect product to its line-up, along with APIs and cloud emulation to encourage app development.
Chattanooga Charts Killer Gigabit Apps
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5/20/2015  |  8 comments
After five years with a gigabit network, Chattanooga has discovered and created some killer gigabit apps.
AlcaLu Bridges Optical & IP Networks With SDN
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5/20/2015  |  5 comments
Claims to be first to manage both kinds of networks with multivendor support.
Eurobites: Orange Gets EC Nod on Jazztel
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ireland's eircom rejects takeover offer; BT appeals against "margin squeeze" test; Amino buys cloud TV specialist; UFO sighted in York.
Liberty Global Keen on Vodafone Tie-Up – Report
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5/20/2015  |  3 comments
Liberty Global chairman says two companies would be 'great fit' a day after Vodafone boss is quizzed about likelihood of a deal.
Altice to Buy Suddenlink in $9.1B Deal
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Aggressive French communications player adds to its European cable and mobile assets with a deal to buy 70% of US cable operator Suddenlink.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Video Service
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast, UPC Hungary and MobiTV make the shortlist this year with new, cloud-based video services.
Wholesalers Out to Prove Quality Beats Price
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5/19/2015  |  2 comments
Price vs. quality and industry consolidation were two common themes of a changing sector at International Telecom Week.
Verizon Saves 60% Swapping Copper for Fiber
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5/19/2015  |  14 comments
Just 2,000 more to go as the carrier looks to swap out all the copper in its central offices for fiber, significantly reducing their size, costs and energy usage.
Vodafone May Buy Content to Fight BT, Telefónica
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5/19/2015  |  1 comment
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao is weighing up a bigger push into the content arena as the operator looks to build on a long-awaited return to revenue growth.
Skyport Touts Ultra-Secure Carrier Server
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5/19/2015  |  2 comments
SkySecure is intended to provide continuous, tamper-proof protection and auditing from manufacture to grave.
Eurobites: DT Takes Full Control of Slovak Telecom
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT wants EE acquisition fast-tracked; Swedish startup launches mobile money gizmo; AlcaLu partners with KT on 5G; Nokia offers LTE-in-a-box.
Stealthy Versa Developing Run-Anywhere NFV
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5/19/2015  |  2 comments
Versa is developing technology that enables virtual network functions to run anywhere they can find compute resources – on customer premises gear, in a carrier data center or in the cloud.
Charter, Bright House: The Wedding's Back On
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5/19/2015  |  6 comments
Charter Communications and Bright House Networks are extending negotiations with the intention of having Charter complete its $10.4 billion acquisition of the smaller operator.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).
Smarter 'Dumb' TVs Will Drive OTT Adoption
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5/18/2015  |  7 comments
Pay-TV operators are learning to adapt as TVs connected with game consoles and media streamers start to lead to a major jump in over-the-top video service adoption.
Ofcom Does Not Rule Out BT Carve-Up
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
UK regulator indicates that all options are on the table during its first strategic review of the market in a decade.
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Gig for SMBs
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5/18/2015  |  4 comments
On top of its fiber-based symmetric gigabit services, CenturyLink is bringing Managed Office and a range of IT offerings to this hot market.
Comcast Hints Strongly at Upstream Mid-Split
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast is strongly considering expanding its spectrum use for upstream bandwidth in its HFC networks from an upper limit of 42MHz to 85MHz.
Eurobites: Belgium Blasts Facebook Over Privacy
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5/18/2015  |  1 comment

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: New execs at eircom; MTN faces strike; BT virtualizes the contact center.

RJio Moves Closer to 4G Launch
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
Recent developments suggest Mukesh Ambani-led RJio will soon launch a 4G service.
6 Steps Towards a Gigabit City
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5/15/2015  |  6 comments
Experts offered tips on how to spread the gigabit love at this week's Light Reading Gigabit Cities Live event in Atlanta.
AT&T Testing Virtualized GPON
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5/15/2015  |  13 comments
NFV-based optical line terminal debuted in an Open Compute Project demo that is being repeated next month, using standard hardware.
North America Takes Center Stage for TSIC
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5/15/2015  |  3 comments
TeliaSonera's wholesale unit is quietly building a name for itself in North America.
NetCracker Pitches NFV Migration Story
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5/15/2015  |  3 comments
NetCracker's latest software release is aimed at network operators planning to migrate step by step to a fully virtualized environment.
Eurobites: Iliad's Mobile Subs Soar
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkey less than delighted by 4G; Zuckerberg likes the EU Digital Single Market; TalkTalk's FTTH plan.
AT&T Takes 'Startup Mentality' to Wholesale
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5/15/2015  |  8 comments
After proving out the agile startup model in its Partner Exchange, AT&T's Brooks McCorcle says the carrier is looking to scale it up to wholesale -- and eventually the entire company.
BT Kicks Up Stink Over Dark Fiber Proposals
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5/15/2015  |  2 comments
UK incumbent insists Ofcom's proposals would be detrimental to the business connectivity market after the regulator aims for some bold changes.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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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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