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Iridium Goes 'Phew' After SpaceX Gets Off Ground
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1/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Satellite company can breath a sigh of relief after ten of its NEXT satellites successfully make it into low earth orbit.
Next Plugfest Gets G.fast Closer to Market
Brianiac  | 
1/13/2017  |  1 comment
The next G.fast plugfest will lead into the certification process for commercial products, which some service providers will start deploying shortly thereafter -- in just a few months' time.
Big Year Ahead for Cable Network Capex
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1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Jefferies Analyst George Notter projects that MSOs will spend heavily to upgrade their aging access networks in 2017 for greater bandwidth capacity and higher broadband speeds.
DT, EE, Orange, Vodafone Open Up on 5G
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1/13/2017  |  1 comment
Four of Europe's biggest service providers share details of their evolving views about 5G technology and the 5G strategies they will pursue.
Who Needs a Gig? Verizon's Got 750 Mbit/s
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1/12/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon's new Fios Instant Internet service promises symmetrical broadband speeds of 750 Mbit/s, but the cost is more than most ISPs charge for full gigabit service.
Ericsson: 5G Heralds 'New' New Economy
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1/12/2017  |  11 comments
Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson suggests that what 5G promises today is just a glimpse of what it will enable tomorrow.
Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES
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1/11/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.
Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.
SSW Brokers New Satellite Capacity Deal, Acquires French Service Provider
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Specialist in rural and last-mile broadband agrees new commercial contract with one of its key suppliers of satellite capacity, SES Techcom Services,
SingTel Takes Pre-5G Steps, Boasts 450Mbit/s 4G
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Singaporean operator is rolling out a number of more advanced 4G features in preparation for a 5G future.
How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/10/2017  |  1 comment
With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.
European Telcos Slam '5G' Efforts in Asia, US
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1/9/2017  |  13 comments
Leading European operators pour scorn on '5G' hype emanating from other parts of the world.
Heavy Reading: Big Video Set to Disrupt
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1/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore says streaming video is set to disrupt operator networks and business models.
ZTE to Cut 3,000 Jobs – Report
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1/6/2017  |  2 comments
Chinese equipment maker is said to be on the verge of slashing jobs at its network and handset businesses.
Huawei's Network Sales Up Around 32% in 2016
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1/6/2017  |  4 comments
Network sales at the world's biggest equipment maker appear to have grown even faster last year than in 2015.
Netgear Shows Off at CES 2017
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1/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Netgear is showing off a range of products at CES, including the CM1000, its DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem that is certified by Comcast and Cox.
Comcast & Zen Ecosystems Partner on Smart Homes
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1/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Best-in-class Zen thermostat to join Xfinity Home’s family of core devices.
TimeSync Links WiFi Devices in Time
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1/5/2017  |  2 comments
The Wi-Fi Alliance brings precision time synchronization to wireless devices.
Welcome, Capex Disclosure Season
Shades of Ray  | 
1/5/2017  |  3 comments
We're about to find out what the major players are planning to spend on their networks in 2017.
ZipKey Tech Promises Auto-WiFi Set-Up
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1/5/2017  |  1 comment
Cirrent offers the latest in secure automatic WiFi provisioning with ZipKey.
AT&T Gets in the Gigabit LTE Race
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1/5/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are all promising some Gigabit LTE action in 2017, but how much will the upgrade really deliver?
ARRIS & Intel Security Unveil Portfolio of Cyber Secure Home Network Devices
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1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Secure Home Gateway portfolio delivers leading broadband and security to all devices connected to the home network.
AT&T Lays Out 5G Plans & More for 2017
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1/4/2017  |  4 comments
AT&T is thinking 5G tests with fixed and wireless updates ahead too in 2017.
Comcast Unveils Smart Home Platform
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1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast's platform could be the new operating system for connected devices in the home.
Is Huawei in for a Bumpy 2017?
Morris Lore  | 
1/4/2017  |  1 comment
The world's biggest equipment vendor is bracing itself for a more turbulent ride this year.
The More Things Change...
Rewired  | 
1/3/2017  |  10 comments
The telecom industry is in a period of rapid change, but then that's been true now for decades. The pace may change but the problems and even some of the solutions seem to repeat themselves.
Linksys Joins Mesh WiFi Game
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1/3/2017  |  3 comments
Velop is first Tri-Band modular WiFi system that can be installed in various mesh configurations, claims vendor.
Celeno, Airgain Turn to Smart Antenna Tech for Gig Gateways
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Pair agree to collaborate on the delivery of a smart antenna platform based on the Celeno CL2400 802.11ac Wave 2 4x4 radio and its Smart Antenna Steering (SAS) technology.
Iridium Waits With Bated Breath on SpaceX Launch
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1/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Satellite company will be the first to launch equipment with SpaceX following a rocket explosion in September.
Cable Will Keep Ruling US Broadband
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12/30/2016  |  20 comments
Despite more gigabit rollouts by rivals, cable operators continue to extend their dominance of the US broadband market and will likely keep doing so in 2017.
CES Preview: The Service Provider Edition
MariNation  | 
12/29/2016  |  1 comment
Just because it's a consumer show doesn't mean service providers stay home for the annual CES shindig in Las Vegas.
Top 5 Tech Trump Expectations for 2017
Jonestown  | 
12/28/2016  |  36 comments
Donald Trump's presidency could be the catalyst for significant changes in the US communications market, impacting the FCC, 5G strategies, M&A, autonomous cars and more.
Huawei N2510 Wins Bid for Italy's Enel OpEn Fiber Project, Assuring Fast Construction of FTTH Networks
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12/27/2016  |  Post a comment
OpEn Fiber has announced that Huawei Italy has won the tender of "Supply and installation of the optical fiber network monitoring system."
Ooredoo Targets Rural Market in 4G Expansion
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12/27/2016  |  1 comment
Myanmar's Ooredoo is plotting a major expansion of its 4G services into rural parts of the country.
Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
Mentor Monday  | 
12/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.
Mentors Among Us: 65 Inspiring Women in Comms
Prime Reading  | 
12/26/2016  |  1 comment
WiC has been profiling female movers and shakers in the next-gen comms industry for over a year now. Here are the first 65 to inspire, educate and encourage you.
Atlanta Shares Smart City Plans for 2017
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12/22/2016  |  6 comments
At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from the Atlanta Information Management Department to hear about the government's smart city plans.
Eurobites: Vodafone & Nokia Team on NB-IoT R&D
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12/22/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's stock slumps; Telenet snaps up 'BeLux' cable assets; FTTH hits Africa; and the UK government manipulates broadband investment numbers.
FSAN Unveils PON Roadmap
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
FSAN releases new roadmap for Fibre Access Standards.
OneWeb Raises $1.2B From SoftBank, Others
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12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
SoftBank leads fundraising round with $1 billion investment in OneWeb, which is building a constellation of satellites to enable global broadband access.
Altice Spins Out Technical Workforce in US
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12/19/2016  |  1 comment
New spinout company will focus on fiber-to-the home deployments. According to Altice, the move will not impact the company's commitment to avoid layoffs in New York over the next four years.
Gigabites: XGS-PON Gets Its Day in the Sun
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
XGS-PON got its first plugfest a few weeks ago with vendors, including Huawei, Nokia and Broadcom testing their gear for interoperability. The technology standard promises symmetrical speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.
CableLabs Eyes Next-Gen Tech Moves
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
CableLabs' Ike Elliott discusses the group's work on Full Duplex DOCSIS, distributed access architecture, low-power wireless networks, 5G and other projects.
Eurobites: Proximus Invests €3B in Fiber Frenzy
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12/16/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone completes sale of Dutch fixed-line business; Liquid Telecom gets approval for Neotel acquisition; Telia and Huawei do smart agriculture in Norway.
Wheeler's Parting Advice on Title II
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12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
In the final FCC open meeting of the year, Chairman Tom Wheeler offered his insight on the staying power of the Open Internet Order.
Wheeler to Leave FCC Next Month
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12/15/2016  |  6 comments
Rather than try to hang on at the FCC after his chairmanship ends, Tom Wheeler plans to leave the Commission next month when the new president takes office.
Atlanta Wraps Up RFIs for Fiber, Wireless
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
RFI submissions for new municipal projects in Atlanta are due on December 22.
NetLink Deploys Amdocs BSS, OSS
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Singapores nationwide infrastructure provider chooses Amdocs to deliver a next-generation business and operations support system to improve on its legacy systems.
AT&T: Mining the MDU Market
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Ed Balcerzak discusses his mission to provide the growing multi-family market with the best available broadband and video services using a range of technologies.
LinkNYC Now Live in All 5 Boroughs
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12/13/2016  |  Post a comment
LinkNYC kiosks are replacing payphones throughout NYC with free, super-fast WiFi hotspots, phone calls, device charging and more.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Heavy Reading: Big Video Set to Disrupt

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore talks about the challenges of managing and monetizing bandwidth-intensive video, and how service providers will need to transform their networks to cope with the big video explosion.
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Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt

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Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst of IoT, Steve Bell, tells Light Reading how the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform service provider markets, business models and mindsets, and how virtualizing the network core and Fog networking is key to meeting the agility and flexibility demands of IoT in the future.
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Ensemble SmartWAN Explained

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Ray Le Maistre and Prayson Pate, CTO of the Ensemble division at ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the details around the recent Ensemble SmartWAN announcement from ADVA and its potential impact on the SD-WAN movement as it goes virtual.
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Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Telstra's Managing Director of EMEA Tom Homer shares his insight into what makes a good partner in today's digital world.
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