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The Need for Speed (Or Not)
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Does anyone need Gigabit broadband?
The Trouble With Drones...
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5/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Not everyone's convinced drones are going to be the answer to all our connectivity needs.
IoT Tech Options
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Will Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) technology be deployed in IoT/M2M infrastructure rollouts, or will the sector wait for LTE-M?
5G Challenges
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4/1/2015  |  1 comment
5G is still years away, but there are many speed bumps standing between the wireless operators and the next-generation networks they are envisioning.
Talkin' 'Bout Next Generation
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3/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Which next-gen technology or service should be the biggest priority for the cable industry this year?
MWC: What Is It Good For?
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3/9/2015  |  Post a comment
For those who work in the mobile/wireless sector, is attending Mobile World Congress essential?
Hola, MWC#15
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2/19/2015  |  1 comment
What will be the biggest discussion topics, themes and hyped technologies at the year's mobile extravaganza?
Putting the SP in the IoT
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1/27/2015  |  2 comments
Applications and devices for the Internet of Things generate a lot of buzz – but what role will service providers play, and what are the top priorities they must address to be players?
Optical Priorities 2015
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1/9/2015  |  Post a comment
What is the most important optical networking development for 2015?
Stick It to 'Em
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12/1/2014  |  3 comments
Now that Google, Roku and Amazon have introduced HDMI streaming sticks that take the place of set-top boxes, which US pay-TV provider will be the first to try the new form factor?
Data Analytics in a Virtual World
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11/3/2014  |  Post a comment
How is the move to SDN and NFV affecting data analytics? Or is it too soon to say?
Is LTE-Advanced Having an Impact?
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10/1/2014  |  1 comment
LTE-Advanced: Should we believe the hype?
Data Center Imperative
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8/21/2014  |  1 comment
Data centers: Should carriers go there?
Claure's To-Do List
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8/12/2014  |  1 comment
It's all a question of priorities for Marcelo.
Net Neutrality
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7/7/2014  |  3 comments
It'll be resolved by Christmas. But which Christmas?
IoT Impact
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6/3/2014  |  2 comments
We know that it means white goods may get ideas above their station but what will the Internet of Things mean for service providers?
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2014
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5/8/2014  |  5 comments
Which of these individuals deserve to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2014?
Taking the OTT Plunge
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4/22/2014  |  2 comments
Which traditional pay-TV provider will be the first to go over-the-top?
Cable's All-IP Shift
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3/24/2014  |  2 comments
How soon will most North American cable operators upgrade to all-IP service delivery?
Do We Need 400G?
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3/7/2014  |  1 comment
With 100G deployments ramping up and work already underway on 1Tbit/s capabilities, is there really any need for 400G?
Small Cells in the City
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2/5/2014  |  2 comments
What is the biggest challenge standing in the way of public-access small cell deployments?
Analyzing Big Data
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1/23/2014  |  2 comments
Big data – what is it good for?
Net Neutrality Health Check
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1/15/2014  |  1 comment
Is Net Neutrality a dead issue in the US following the federal appeals court ruling of January 14?
CES Expectations
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1/2/2014  |  6 comments
What new innovation are you most excited to see at this year's gadget extravaganza?
2014 Headlines
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12/18/2013  |  12 comments
What stories do you think will headline telecom news in 2014?
Giving Thanks for Tom Wheeler?
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11/22/2013  |  16 comments
Are you grateful to have Tom Wheeler as the new head of the FCC?
Cable's Commercial Challenges
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11/13/2013  |  5 comments
What's the single greatest challenge for US cable operators seeking to enlist mid-size and larger firms as commercial customers?
Mobile Security on LTE
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11/5/2013  |  1 comment
The move to LTE opens up networks to new security threats. What's your biggest concern?
Sandy: One Year On
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10/29/2013  |  Post a comment
It's one year on from Superstorm Sandy. Do you feel that networks have been updated to better handle another massive storm?
IPTV: Boom or Bust?
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10/22/2013  |  4 comments
Carrier SDN Barriers
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10/1/2013  |  2 comments
What is the biggest barrier to the widespread deployment of SDN capabilities in telco networks?
Light Reading's Hall of Fame
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9/17/2013  |  26 comments
Who deserves to be ushered into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year?
Apple's $99 iPhone 5C: You Buying?
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9/10/2013  |  3 comments
Apple unveiled Tuesday the cheapest handset it has yet launched - the iPhone 5C - a full-featured smartphone with a plastic case, at $99 for the 16GB model with a contract. You buying?
2013: Game-Changing Acquisitions
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9/4/2013  |  2 comments
Cable's New No. 3 Vendor
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8/26/2013  |  3 comments
Will You Cut the Cord With Chromecast?
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8/20/2013  |  3 comments
Is NFV Just Wishful Thinking?
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8/15/2013  |  7 comments


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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...
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

5|26|15   |   05:57   |   (1) comment


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

5|21|15   |   04:51   |   (3) comments


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

5|18|15   |   5:50   |   (0) comments


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

5|12|15   |   06:01   |   (1) comment


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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