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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.
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.
Comcast, Level 3 Ink Interconnection Deal
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The largest US broadband ISP agrees to terms for delivering content, especially video content, with one of Netflix's major backbone providers
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.
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.
Sckipio, iPhotonix Team on G.fast NFV
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Partnership will enable the iPhotonix Virtual Network (iVN) to fully interoperate with Sckipio's G.fast solution.
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.
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.
BT Break-Up?
Haiku  | 
5/20/2015  |  1 comment
Will it be such a
Stretch for BT if it is
Forced to do the splits?
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.
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.
CenturyLink Expands Business Gig Service in 17 States
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is launching symmetrical 1 Gig service to about half-a-million SMBs in 17 states, including services in five new states.
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.
Gigabit Cities: I've Seen the Future
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5/15/2015  |  5 comments
If anyone now asks me why consumers would ever need a Gigabit broadband connection, I have a few suggestions thanks to the team at Orange GigaStudio.
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.
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.
Gigabit States Anyone?
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/15/2015  |  5 comments
At the Gigabit Cities Live confab in Atlanta, speakers and participants float suggestions for the nation's first Gigabit State.
Crown Castle Sells Australia Business for $1.6B
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Proceeds will support Crown Castle's $1 billion takeover of Sunesys and help to pay off debts.
Title II: What Chilling Effects?
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/14/2015  |  4 comments
Despite the dire warnings of top telco and cable execs, Gigabit service rollouts and announcements have only sped up since the FCC passed its Title II rules less than three months ago.
Telefónica Boosted by German, UK M&A
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
Spain's biggest operator saw takeover activity in other parts of Europe bolster first-quarter earnings but says conditions are improving at home.
The Need for Speed (Or Not)
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Does anyone need Gigabit broadband?
Adtran Claims Advance in NG-PON2 Economics
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Adtran believes it has advanced the business case for NG-PON2 deployments by several years.
Study Shows Consumer Interest in Wired Solutions for Wireless Network Issues
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
MoCA/Parks Associates study shows consumer interest in wired solutions for wireless network issues.
Comcast Business Expands Fiber Network to Portland Businesses
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Ethernet services now available in growing business district attracting companies looking for unique office space and convenient access to downtown Portland.
Comcast Goes N+0 in Gigabit Markets
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast is reducing serving group sizes to around 100 subscribers in some markets targeted for gigabit services and is adopting a 'node-plus-zero (N+0)' approach.
AT&T: Building Gigabit Connections Is Just the First Step
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
At the Gigabit Cities Live! Event in Atlanta, Eric Small of AT&T GigaPower talks about what happens once a Gigabit broadband network is built and notes the importance of wireless in the gigabit trend.
Deutsche Telekom Buoyed by US Growth
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
The German incumbent is still riding high thanks to the turnaround at T-Mobile US and a strong performance at home.
Gigabit Cities Live Hits Atlanta
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/13/2015  |  1 comment
New Light Reading conference in Atlanta will feature talks by senior execs from AT&T, Comcast, CenturyLink and Cox, as well as major city CTOs and CIOs.
Antin Buys Eurofiber for $984M
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure fund Antin Infrastructure Partners has reached an agreement with Doughty Hanson and Reggeborgh to acquire all shares in Eurofiber Group for a consideration of €875 million.
Numericable-SFR Raises Profit Targets
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5/12/2015  |  1 comment
French quad-play aspirant's stock rises in European trading after it posts strong earnings results for the first three months of the year.
Split BT to Lessen Regulation, Says CityFibre
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5/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Carving up BT would ultimately create a more level playing field in the UK's broadband market while lessening the need for future regulation, says one of the incumbent's emerging infrastructure rivals.
Verizon's $4.4B AOL Buy a Digital Media Play
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5/12/2015  |  18 comments
Telecom giant is doubling down on digital media and video content for its broadband and wireless networks with a $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL.
Ireland's Eircom Launches 1 Gbit/s FTTH
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Eircom sets out 1 Gigabit vision for rural Ireland.
A Guide to G.fast
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5/11/2015  |  4 comments
Light Reading's quick primer on fixed broadband access technology G.fast.
UK's Gigaclear Raises $46M for Rural Gigabit
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5/11/2015  |  Post a comment
A fresh injection of funds from Prudential and Woodford will help Gigaclear accelerate the rollout of a 1Gbit/s fiber network for rural homes and businesses.
Geeking Out Over Gigabit
Rewired  | 
5/8/2015  |  30 comments
After almost three decades of writing about fiber-to-the-home, I'm finally getting it and I'm going for the whole gig.
INTX Verdict: Still a Cable Show
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5/8/2015  |  7 comments
Cable companies still dominate the scene at INTX, the event formerly known as The Cable Show.
Portugal Telecom Trials vCPE With NEC & NetCracker
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5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
vCPE trial shows new revenue opportunities and reduced costs for personalized broadband services.
Telecom Italia Sees Domestic Recovery
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5/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Italian incumbent says spending on fiber networks and mobile data services is already starting to pay off.
Leading Lights 2015: Who's in the Running?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/7/2015  |  1 comment
The shortlists (some of them not so short) are out for this year's Leading Lights awards program and it's an incredible mix of runners and riders…
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards, which is now in its 11th year.
Getting Nitty-Gritty on Carrier Ethernet
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
A featured workshop at Light Reading's Big Telecom Event will dig deep into the details of Carrier Ethernet's evolving role in the cloud era.
BT Flags Best-Ever Fiber Broadband Quarter
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5/7/2015  |  Post a comment
UK incumbent's earnings are buoyed by impressive growth at its consumer division and the launch of 4G services in March.
Pics: Women in Tech & Cable Meet in Chicago
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5/7/2015  |  5 comments
Snaps from Chicago where women from Microsoft and the Women in Cable Telecom both held events to promote women in the industry and the good work they are doing for others.
Alcatel-Lucent Outperforms Rivals in Q1
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5/7/2015  |  1 comment
Shares in Alcatel-Lucent rose in early-hours trading after the French equipment maker appeared to outperform its chief European competitors.
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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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