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JDSU's Offspring Are Holding Their Own
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2/5/2016  |  1 comment
JDSU split into two to improve focus and agility of the optical components and assurance technology businesses, and it looks like the move paid off.
Cincinnati Bell Joins Weight Watchers Club
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2/5/2016  |  2 comments
Independent Ohio telco will become the latest US pay-TV provider to offer slimmed-down bundles to its subscribers next month.
Charter Plots Cloud Video, DOCSIS 3.1 Rollouts
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
As it anxiously awaits regulatory approval of its pending TWC and Bright House buyouts, Charter plots rollouts of cloud-based video guide and new broadband spec.
Will Starry's Big Broadband Ambition Fall to Earth?
MariNation  | 
2/4/2016  |  4 comments
Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.
Ericsson Enhances Multiple Product Lines
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor trumpets pre-MWC product tweaks.
Rise of the (Industrial) Machine
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2/4/2016  |  3 comments
Enterprises crawl, walk, run into the Industrial Internet of Things as US service providers look to secure their role in this market worth potentially trillions of dollars.
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
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2/2/2016  |  4 comments
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of Things, but both want to play a pivotal role in what's expected to be a multi-billion dollar industry.
Comcast Reveals First D3.1 Gigabit Cities
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2/2/2016  |  1 comment
Atlanta and Nashville get first dibs on D3.1-powered gigabit service, followed by Chicago, Detroit and Miami.
Vodafone & Liberty Go Dutch
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2/2/2016  |  2 comments
Speculation that the operators might join forces has been doing the rounds for a few years and now they're in talks to combine forces in the Netherlands.
Google Will Accelerate Fiber, Cloud in 2016
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Google is devoting significant new capex to building out FTTH networks faster, in more cities, and is also challenging AWS in the cloud space.
DT Looks to XG.FAST as Ultra-Fast Option
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
German incumbent achieves speeds of 11 Gbit/s over short copper loops during trials with Nokia-owned Alcatel-Lucent.
Alphabet Is Serious About Google Fiber
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2/1/2016  |  27 comments
Here are three signs that Alphabet means business in consumer telecom.
BT Restructures, Boasts Best Quarter in 7 Years
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
UK fixed-line incumbent will have six business lines from April, it says, after reporting strong growth at its domestic broadband operation.
BT Reports Fiscal Q3
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
BT reported an increase in revenues and margins for the third fiscal quarter that ended Dec. 31 2015.
RJio's Big Small Cells Vision
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1/31/2016  |  1 comment
RJio has announced plans for a major investment in small cell technology.
enet Launches Rural Gigabit Network in Ireland
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1/29/2016  |  1 comment
Irish premier launches enet's 1Gbit/s rural FTTH project.
Bell Canada Deploys Nokia's Core Router
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia and Bell Canada launch terabit-speed metro network performance to support consumer and business customers.
Gigabites: Starry-Eyed Ambition in Boston
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1/29/2016  |  4 comments
Not content to disrupt the TV industry, Aereo founder Chet Kanojia is back with Starry, a new company that plans to launch gigabit wireless Internet service.
TeliaSonera: Timing May be 'Wrong' for Eurasia Sale
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish telecom incumbent recognizes difficulties of selling Eurasian assets in current conditions but says it needs to focus on its Nordic and Baltic operations.
FCC Still Bemoans Rural Broadband Gap
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1/29/2016  |  3 comments
Latest broadband deployment report shows more than half of rural Americans can't get the 25 Megs of broadband the feds say they need, even as rural telcos says FCC support is confusing and inconsistent.
ZenFi Brings Dense Dark Fiber to NYC
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
New kind of edge network will enable content caching and compute processing to bloom at the neighborhood level for greater efficiency.
Why Vodafone India Wants YOU Broadband
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1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Acquiring ISPs with fiber assets could make sense for India's mobile operators.
FCC: Rural Broadband Progress Slowing
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1/28/2016  |  11 comments
Latest broadband report shows 17% of rural residents still can't get broadband and the gap only narrowed by 3% next year.
Startup Starry Plans Nationwide Fixed Wireless Network
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Aereo founder is at it again.
TDC Targets Enterprise Market With Its Gigabit Upgrade
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Business services growth is just one of the benefits the Danish incumbent operator is expecting from the upgrade of its cable network to DOCSIS 3.1.
Global Capacity Expands Ethernet Nationally
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Expansion of Ethernet-over-copper solutions will deliver from 1 Mbit/s up to 100 Mbit/s access,including private line, VoIP and other services.
TDC Upgrades to Gigabit Broadband With Huawei
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei upgrades TDC's coaxial network so that it can deliver broadband speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s.
Eurobites: TDC Goes Gigabit With Huawei
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1/27/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shoots, SCOREs; eir rises in second quarter; Orange forms biometrics partnership; Lycamobile in UK tax trouble.
FirstLight Fiber Expands Further in New York
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1/26/2016  |  1 comment
FirstLight Fiber adds 36,000 route miles of fiber in three New York counties to expand its Ethernet, mobile backhaul and enterprise services for Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
Liquid Telecom Plots West African Expansion
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1/25/2016  |  1 comment
African fiber operator wants to expand its network presence outside its core East African markets.
BT Monopoly Costs UK $15.7B Annually – Politicians
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1/23/2016  |  2 comments
UK's former state-owned monopoly should be carved up to spur broadband competition, say politicians.
Gigabites: The Big Apple Gets Gig WiFi
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1/22/2016  |  10 comments
LinkNYC kicked of an ambitious project this week to bring gigabit WiFi to New York City. The first hotspots are now live.
Allied Telesis Unveils Active Fiber Monitoring Technology
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1/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Patent-pending technology can detect when a cable is being tampered with, and will raise an alarm to warn of a possible security breach.
Adtran Boasts 60 Trials
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1/21/2016  |  5 comments
BT is its flagship trial partner but there are many others, according to the access equipment vendor.
Light Reading's Women in Comms Launches With 21 Members
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1/21/2016  |  1 comment
Intel, Dell, Boingo, Hyperoptic and TalkTalk among the 21 companies supporting Light Reading's newly formed non-profit dedicated to redressing the gender imbalance in the next-gen comms industry.
What's Next for CableLabs
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1/20/2016  |  4 comments
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney reveals plans to hire at least 18 new staffers for his organization's innovation push after laying off 27 employees last Friday.
Debunking the Open Access Myths
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1/20/2016  |  31 comments
The lies, damned lies and statistics of real open access network operations.
Adtran Reports Q4
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1/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Adtran reports fourth quarter revenues of $139 million, down slightly year-on-year.
MoCA Board Picks First Full-Time President
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1/19/2016  |  Post a comment
MoCA appoints Charles (Charlie) Cerino as its first full-time, paid president.
Eurobites: BT Fills Technology Hotseat
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1/19/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes on KCOM deal; HBO goes OTT in Spain; Viber gets chatty in Africa and Middle East.
Hyperoptic Is Apoplectic
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1/19/2016  |  Post a comment
The UK government's conclusion that there is no consensus over the need for FTTP has angered the altnet.
Vodafone Calls for Broadband Regulation Shake-Up in Germany
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1/18/2016  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom's biggest German rival has slammed its vectoring strategy as anti-competitive and argued for sweeping regulatory changes.
Eurobites: Swisscom Trials DSL-LTE Bonding
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1/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.
Why Independent NFV Interop Tests Need to Go a Step Further
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1/18/2016  |  1 comment
The first independent NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation was sorely needed and must be built upon in the future.
Gigabites: AT&T to Out-Gigabit Google in 2017
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1/15/2016  |  16 comments
Analysts predict AT&T will reach more households than Google with gigabit service by the end of 2017.
Indonesia's Biznet Deploys Ciena
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1/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Packet-optical and software platforms improve access to Internet connectivity and cloud-based services.
BT Gets Final Go-Ahead for $17.9B EE Takeover
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1/15/2016  |  3 comments
The long-awaited merger is set for completion at the end of this month, with major implications for the country's other service providers.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Huawei Keep Peace on Patents
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1/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera takes a Q4 hit on Eurasian withdrawal; UK fiber moves; NetCracker flags European contract wins.
CableLabs Certifies First D3.1 Modems
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1/13/2016  |  5 comments
Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive get the nod. No Arris modems yet.
CableLabs Approves First 5 DOCSIS 3.1 Modems
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1/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Vendors Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive are now certified, with more certifications to come in early 2016.
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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
Cisco's latest VNI numbers suggest the world will be using 366.8 exabytes of data on smartphones and Internet of Things devices, up from 44.2 exabytes, in 2015.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.