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BTE 2015: Virtualization Goes Commercial
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges sees new network virtualization deployments on the horizon in 2015.
TiVo Scores Cable, Retail Gains
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
DVR pioneer racks up robust results for another quarter as it adds subscribers on both the cable and retail fronts, pushing its total customer count near 6 million.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Public)
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Find out more about the players that made it on to our awards shortlist for Company of the Year (Public).
Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative SDN Deployment (Network/Data Center Operator)
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Finalists in this category showed global ambition.
Interconnect Deals Bear Net Neutrality's Stamp
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5/29/2015  |  2 comments
ISPs are signing new pacts with edge providers before the FCC's Open Internet rules go into effect in two weeks, but measuring what's fair in an interconnection deal still won't be easy.
Eurobites: Net Neutrality Debate Intensifies
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Germany's spectrum auction heats up; Telefónica closes GVT buy; Jolla sails into Africa.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
The three finalists for Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical service know that software now outweighs hardware and raw speed.
Why Netflix Traffic Keeps Soaring
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5/28/2015  |  2 comments
Interconnection deals between Netflix and ISPs have had a major impact on bandwidth usage in North America.
What Will Avago Do With Broadcom?
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5/28/2015  |  2 comments
Avago could look at Broadcom in the same way it did LSI, says analyst.
Sprint Policy Change Spells Trouble for MVNOs
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5/28/2015  |  3 comments
Many bring-your-own-device handsets used by MVNO customers on the Sprint network are failing a new eligibility check.
Avago Seals Deal to Buy Broadcom for $37B
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5/28/2015  |  1 comment
As expected, Avago is swallowing Broadcom in a deal that will create a $77 billion networking chip giant.
Eurobites: Telefónica Launches 'Quin-Play' Service
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5/28/2015  |  1 comment
Quad-play is just so 2014. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox in French IoT deal; Ericsson opens cloud lab in Rome; Huawei and Volkswagen share the ride.
Europe Set to Miss Digital Deadline – Point Topic
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5/28/2015  |  4 comments
European Commission's broadband targets for 2020 are already looking out of reach, according to projections from research house Point Topic.
Altice Eyes Next US Cable Prizes
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Altice owner says the company wasn't ready for Time Warner Cable, but it still has some big moves planned.
HP: ConteXtream's Precision Network Configuration Drove Acquisition
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
ConteXtream lets carriers identify and manage flows on a per-subscriber basis, which can be handy.
Broadcom in Buyout Talks With Avago – Report
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom's stock is soaring on the news.
Fortinet Set to Buy Meru for $44M
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Security firm says enterprise WiFi company will bolster its BYOD strategy and more.
Charter Plans Business Services, Wireless Push
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5/27/2015  |  6 comments
With its TWC & Bright House deals done, Charter aims to extend its business services and wireless reach to compete for customers in areas beyond its cabled footprint.
BTG Breaks Out Cloud Partner Program
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5/27/2015  |  2 comments
As the cloud market grows, it also continues to splinter and this time, it's AT&T partner BTG offering its own private cloud partner program.
Cisco VNI Report Shows Set-Top Shift
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5/27/2015  |  2 comments
Cisco's annual Visual Networking Index report shows traffic from digital media adapters growing to 32% of total global Internet set-top traffic by 2019.
Eurobites: Nokia Buys SON Specialist
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets Spanish green light for Jazztel buy; Ericsson takes 5G down the mines; Drahi explains TWC pullout.
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
HP Acquiring ConteXtream for Carrier SDN
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5/26/2015  |  4 comments
The pioneering SDN player will help HP build a foundation for its NFV programs.
A Tale of 2 Genbands
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5/26/2015  |  3 comments
The networking vendor says its legacy business is dwindling as it positions itself as a partner to telcos both in transforming their networks to IP and in building a future comms strategy.
Charter Seals Deals for TWC, Bright House
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5/26/2015  |  12 comments
Charter plans to spend about $56 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable and another $10.4 billion to purchase Bright House Networks.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
The trend to hybrid clouds and more focused cloud service options is well represented in our four finalists.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Trials 400G in Czech Republic
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5/26/2015  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone shareholders like the sound of a merger with Liberty; German spectrum auction imminent; TeliaSonera makes IoT investment.
Charter Nears Deal for TWC – Reports
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5/25/2015  |  1 comment
Charter is closing in on a $55.1 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable, with the generous help of Liberty Broadband, according to multiple press reports Monday.
Bidding War for TWC Looks Likelier
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5/22/2015  |  21 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  |  5 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  |  4 comments
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  |  3 comments
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  |  10 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  |  4 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  |  10 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  |  3 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  |  3 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  |  5 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.
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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