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A Carrier Wi-Fi Competitor
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7/20/2012  |  12 comments
7:00 AM What prevents more companies from building seamless networks made of stitched-together hot spots?
Wi-Fi vs. 4G: Is There Really a Debate?
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7/16/2012  |  9 comments
6:00 AM With nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi, industry folks and academics are looking to unlicensed spectrum to expand broadband's reach and cut down on its costs
Mobile Video's Time Is Now
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1/12/2012  |  2 comments
10:30 AM Mobile video isn't the next big thing; it's the big thing that's happening right here, right now
Where to Watch the BCS at CES
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1/9/2012  |  6 comments
12:30 PM Here's what you need to know if you have a mobile device or a connected laptop
Vendors Intrigued by Gigabit Network Project
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12/9/2011  |  Post a comment
11:15 AM Gig.U says it has received replies to its RFI from major vendors and service providers. Are university-led gigabit networks sounding less far-fetched?
Can Towerstream Make $$ With Free Wi-Fi?
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11/4/2011  |  5 comments
11:00 AM Towerstream aims to trade location-based, targeted ads for some user data in order to provide free Wi-Fi in key sections of major metros
Glaser Gets Real With 4G
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11/3/2011  |  Post a comment
10:55 AM Rob Glaser, the ex-Microsofter and founder of RealNetworks, thinks it's only a matter of time before 4G really flies
Can Big Broadband Inspire Innovation?
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8/24/2011  |  23 comments
10:00 AM Would gigabit networks be a fertile ground for innovation and entrepreneurship or just a giant sinkhole for cash?
From AT&T Labs: A New(er) Network Vision
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8/23/2011  |  8 comments
2:50 PM Krish Prabhu touts intelligent networks, mobile apps and the new era of network openness at AT&T
Tech Leaders: Consumers Need More Protection Online
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8/22/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM A panel of tech and government leaders agree consumer confidence would be boosted by better privacy protection. But how far do should we go?
This Week in Broadband
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5/14/2010  |  2 comments
5:00 PM Sprint should have room to run with the HTC Evo 4G mobile hotspot
This Week in Broadband
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5/7/2010  |  Post a comment
10:50 AM Big wholesale numbers for Q1 show the marketing strength of Clearwire's investor partners
What's Up in the WiMax Wholesale Market?
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4/30/2010  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM With Sprint and Comcast dodging the issue, will Clearwire shed more light on wholesale WiMax?
Who'll Connect 'Connected Devices'?
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4/26/2010  |  3 comments
10:30 AM Verizon and AT&T have some competiton in bringing fast Web access to mobile devices that need it now
In Praise of Pocketspots
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4/16/2010  |  2 comments
11:00 AM My LTE wish: A portable WiFi router for Verizon's LTE network
This Week in WiMax
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3/26/2010  |  Post a comment
5:00 PM What if WiMax Wins?
The Week in WiMax
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3/22/2010  |  Post a comment
7:10 AM What will Clearwire do with all its spectrum?
This Week in WiMax
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3/12/2010  |  Post a comment
2:20 PM Can Sprint 4G hop onto the iPad bandwagon?
This Week in WiMax
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3/5/2010  |  Post a comment
12:35 PM The big number for Clearwire: 3,770 new subscribers a day
Let's Play 'Count the Subscribers'
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2/19/2010  |  1 comment
9:35 AM The only real measure of WiMax's success will be paying customers, not POPs passed
This Week in WiMax
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2/12/2010  |  Post a comment
3:30 PM Has Google completely given up on leveraging its WiMax investment?
The Week in WiMax
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2/5/2010  |  1 comment
4:25 PM Clearing up confusion about Clearwire's retail/wholesale mix
Inside a Clearwire Cabinet
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1/29/2010  |  1 comment
9:00 AM Take a home video look at the underpinnings of Clearwire's nascent national wireless broadband network
The Week in WiMax
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1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
2:45 PM Missing in action: WiMax stimulus funds, Cisco WiMax device, Open Range
This Week in WiMax
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1/15/2010  |  Post a comment
3:45 PM Clearwire needs a national pricing effort that strikes at the bandwidth crunch faced by the big telcos
This Week in WiMax
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1/8/2010  |  Post a comment
4:25 PM With an easy-to-understand device and big marketing, Sprint is pushing 4G into the mainstream
This Week in WiMax
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12/18/2009  |  Post a comment
12:45 PM Where are the devices? Coming, says Moto's Brda
This Week in WiMax
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12/11/2009  |  Post a comment
2:30 PM Why 'hybrid' plans make sense
This Week in WiMax
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12/4/2009  |  Post a comment
11:05 AM WiMax 2010 outlook: a big year for 'Pocketspots'
This Week in WiMax
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11/20/2009  |  Post a comment
8:55 AM Clearwire funding solid – for 2010 and beyond
This Week in WiMax
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11/13/2009  |  Post a comment
12:15 PM Clearwire's Q4 goal: 900 new subscribers a day
This Week in WiMax
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11/6/2009  |  4 comments
10:15 AM WiMax may have a longer lead time than you think
This Week in WiMax
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10/30/2009  |  1 comment
11:05 AM Clearwire Q3 subscriber adds count – how low will it go?
This Week in WiMax
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10/16/2009  |  Post a comment
9:45 AM Open Range, sorta open for business
This Week in WiMax
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10/9/2009  |  Post a comment
3:50 PM Does the FCC love itself some WiMax?
This Week in WiMax
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10/2/2009  |  Post a comment
12:50 PM Philly 'soft launch' kicks off big Q4 for Clearwire
This Week in WiMax
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9/25/2009  |  Post a comment
3:20 PM Neutrality, Clearwire's new best friend
This Week in WiMax
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9/18/2009  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM Where's our WiMax in Chicago?
This Week in WiMax
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9/11/2009  |  3 comments
3:40 PM Hello, Google? Can WiMax have a smartphone?
This Week in WiMax
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9/4/2009  |  Post a comment
12:45 PM Clearwire price cuts: How low should they go?
This Week in WiMax
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8/28/2009  |  2 comments
11:35 AM Will 'portability' lure businesses to WiMax?
This Week in WiMax
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8/21/2009  |  4 comments
3:45 PM Beyond the Mondi
This Week in WiMax
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8/14/2009  |  3 comments
9:25 AM Time for Clearwire to clarify subscriber counts
This Week in WiMax
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8/7/2009  |  5 comments
7:45 AM Sprint leads the business WiMax charge
This Week in WiMax
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7/31/2009  |  Post a comment
1:05 PM WiMax's biggest competitor: WiFi
This Week in WiMax
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7/24/2009  |  Post a comment
3:40 PM Chicago will be Clearwire's real test
This Week in WiMax
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7/17/2009  |  5 comments
8:30 AM Cisco will rake in WiMax winnings
This Week in WiMax
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7/10/2009  |  2 comments
11:15 AM What's WiMax Worth to Comcast?


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From The Founder
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...
LRTV Documentaries
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.
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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.
LRTV Documentaries
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM 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!
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My ongoing interview tour of the leading minds of the telecom industry recently took me to Richardson, Texas, where I met with Rod Naphan, CTO and SVP, Solutions, ...
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