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.
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.
What Does 5G Feel Like?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/6/2017 | Post a comment
At MWC, Nokia staged a demo intended to showcase the difference between a 4G and 5G network. Light Reading stepped into the virtual cockpit to see how just a few milliseconds of latency can affect the control of a remote control car.
Name That Acronym
LRTV Documentaries | 3/1/2017 | 6 comments
From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
Twilight Star Authors AI Paper
LRTV Documentaries | 1/24/2017 | Post a comment
Actress Kristen Stewart, best known for starring in the Twilight movies, has co-authored an academic paper on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a short film she has directed.
2020 Vision Meet Us in Rome!
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2016 | 1 comment
Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit is heading to the Eternal City, where the key leaders from the communications networking community will ask and answer the industry's toughest questions.
From Philly, With Love
LRTV Documentaries | 9/30/2016 | 5 comments
Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
OPNFV Summit: Key Takeaways
LRTV Documentaries | 6/22/2016 | Post a comment
MANO shortfalls, an increasingly bloated open source ecosystem and the cultural challenges for network operators were among the key takeaways from the OPNFV Summit in Berlin.
BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future
LRTV Documentaries | 6/20/2016 | Post a comment
Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding?
BCE 2016: Virtualization Realities
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2016 | 1 comment
AT&T's Toby Ford used his BCE keynote to update on the operator's virtualization journey and to point out a few potential NFV pitfalls for others to avoid.
BCE 2016: Reaching Out to Telecom
LRTV Documentaries | 6/13/2016 | Post a comment
Hans-Juergen Schmidtke, director of engineering for Facebook's network infrastructure, explains how the social media giant is reaching out to the telecom industry to help connect the world's unconnected.
BCE 2016: Owens on Collaboration
LRTV Documentaries | 6/10/2016 | Post a comment
CenturyLink Chairman Bill Owens, who also sits on the board of Wipro and is executive chairman of Red Bison Advisory Group, talks at BCE 2016 about the importance of partnerships and collaboration and how the US should do more to embrace international innovation.
BCE 2016: The New IP at Work
LRTV Documentaries | 6/6/2016 | 1 comment
Brocade's Kelly Herrell has seen the future of networking and it's all about everything and he means everything! as a service.
BCE 2016: DT on Digital Disruption
LRTV Documentaries | 6/3/2016 | Post a comment
In his keynote at the Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin, Texas, Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg revisits the concept of the software-defined operator, and explains what the German giant is doing to turn New IP hype into reality.
BCE 2016: The New Comms World Order
LRTV Documentaries | 6/2/2016 | Post a comment
Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders outlines the growing importance of the communications industry's transformation to the world's broader industrial and social development.
LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 4/28/2016 | Post a comment
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
NAB 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 4/21/2016 | Post a comment
Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
The Technical Guy
LRTV Documentaries | 4/12/2016 | 1 comment
Sheila approaches her company's IT support director with a seemingly simple request, but Quilliam takes everything so 'technically'...
Tune In to Flozelia's EpsilonApps Demo
LRTV Documentaries | 4/1/2016 | 1 comment
In this live video tutorial, we present how to configure Flozelia's EpsilonApps, a groundbreaking tool for managing and provisioning virtualized network functions.
Level 3: Going Beyond Retraining
LRTV Documentaries | 3/31/2016 | 1 comment
Bringing "man and machine" together isn't just about retraining telecom folks to embrace IT skills, it's about carefully structuring organizational teams, says Travis Ewert, SVP of global network software development at Level 3 Communications. Those teams have to be able to embrace a variety of skills but also get direct exposure to customer need, and learn new ways of working together.
Inside Verizon's 1st Production SDN-NFV
LRTV Documentaries | 3/28/2016 | 2 comments
Verizon spent 18 months, working in rapid fashion, to turn up its first five production pods for its virtualized networks, deploying software-defined networking and network functions virtualization. Chris Emmons, director of network infrastructure planning, offers a look inside that effort and its challenges.
All Change in Video
LRTV Documentaries | 2/11/2016 | 1 comment
At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
Why Did Light Reading Go to CES?
LRTV Documentaries | 1/12/2016 | 19 comments
Gambling? Booth babes? 24-hour buffets? It must be time for CES, when the entire tech industry descends on Las Vegas. Although this show is known for consumer product launches and gadgets, Light Reading went to speak with industry luminaries about how a future of connected cars, smart homes, virtual reality and 4K TV will impact on the networks they help to build.
Dumbest Gadgets of CES 2016
LRTV Documentaries | 1/11/2016 | 13 comments
There are many products launched at CES that could forever change the future of mankind. These gadgets are not on that list.
From The Founder
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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With the mobile ecosystem becoming increasingly vulnerable to security threats, AdaptiveMobile has laid out some of the key considerations for the wireless community.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.