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MobiTV Signs Up C-Spire for IP Video Service
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
MobiTV launches the MobiTV Connect Platform to help pay-TV providers expand their services beyond the traditional set-top box.
Alitcast Names Mike Fallon President of Alticast Americas
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Fallon will assume overall responsibility for Alticast's business strategy and operational activities in the North and South American markets.
Yahoo Signing Off in $4.83B Sale to Verizon
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7/25/2016  |  1 comment
Less of an exclamation at Yahoo's end, more of a whimper.
Wurl Network Collapses VoD Into Linear TV
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
New IP streaming network combines lean-back TV with IP video on demand.
Huawei Reports 40% Rise in H1 Revenues
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7/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Huawei revenues for the first half of 2016 hit 245.5 billion Yuan Renminbi, a 40% year-on-year increase.
Gigabites: Anchor Institutions Aim High
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) has put policy recommendations behind an effort to bring gigabit-plus speeds to all US anchor institutions by the year 2020.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
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7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Eurobites: UK Dampens Vodafone's Q1
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7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.
Comcast Prepaid Proves Internet Isn't Cheap
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7/21/2016  |  1 comment
New prepaid services are a decent option, but not a cheap one.
Is Dish Going Down the Drain?
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7/21/2016  |  6 comments
Despite gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still reported a record loss of 281,000 subscribers in the second quarter.
How iPass & 60M Hotspots Could Disrupt the Mobile Industry
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7/21/2016  |  5 comments
The biggest WiFi network you've probably never heard of.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
ICX Media, Vubiquity Team Up
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Independent content creators on the ICX Media platform will have access to additional distribution services from Vubiquity and its subsidiary Juice Worldwide.
Openet Enables In-Car WiFi for Orange Slovakia
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Orange Slovakia now supports multiple devices connected to different content via a single in-car router.
Eurofins Digital Testing Joins RDK Community
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Selected by multiple operators to test and validate next-gen TV services and applications running on RDK-based set-top boxes.
Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
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7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.
Eurobites: Hyperoptic Bags £21M EIB Loan for UK Gigabit Rollout
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach slammed by UK MPs; BT disagrees; low device sales hit Telenor's Q2 revenue.
Evolution Digital Signs VoD Deal With NCTC
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7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
The eVUE-TV platform from Evolution Digital offers NCTC members an efficient way to deliver IP video-on-demand services.
Netflix Sub Slowdown Sends Stock Spiraling
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7/19/2016  |  4 comments
Higher-than-expected customer churn caught Netflix flat-footed in Q2.
Shaw Starts X1 Phase 2
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7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Next up for Shaw customers: X1 set-tops to support the Comcast X1 video platform.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
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7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
Gigabites: US Ignites Gig+ Wireless Consortium
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7/15/2016  |  1 comment
Debut of Advanced Wireless Industry Consortium with major government and industry support follows release of new spectrum for 5G networks.
WiCipedia: Orthodox Women Code & Pop Culture Tech Queens
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7/15/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Top women in telecom are celebrated; Orthodox women take over the tech scene in Israel; reality stars rule the iTunes app store; and more.
Comcast Business Plans Network Expansion Across Greater Chicago
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Plans to invest nearly $100 million in network expansion projects across its Greater Chicago Region.
Comcast Could Be Your Next Mobile Provider
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7/14/2016  |  2 comments
New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.
Cisco Tackles Video Virtualization at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/14/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U and Cisco's Rajeev Raman, senior director for Infinite Video, will examine the benefits of utilizing virtualization for video delivery.
Eurobites: Sky Goes Ultra HD
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS deploys Nokia carrier aggregation tech in Russia; IoT spending on the rise; delay on Apple tax probe decision.
CNX: Smart Software for Smart Cities
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7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
New software platform could create a visual inventory of assets for smart city development across the nation.
Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
Shades of Ray  | 
7/13/2016  |  3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Roku: HTML5 No Panacea for TV Apps
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7/13/2016  |  2 comments
'Ditch the Box' could end up being just as complicated as 'Unlock the Box.'
Ericsson Teams With China's Inspur
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7/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Ericsson and Chinese IT systems and services firm Inspur are cooperating on cloud, IoT and media developments.
Upskill U: Streaming Video Alliance on Boosting Video CEM
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/13/2016  |  1 comment
Jason Thibeault, executive director of the Streaming Video Alliance, tackles CEM strategies for video delivery at Upskill U.
18 Months On, Google Fiber Lands in Charlotte
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7/12/2016  |  3 comments
Sign-ups begin in Charlotte, but Google Fiber is more than a year behind AT&T with gigabit service.
CoralTree Adds Video Smarts to the NetCracker Suite
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7/12/2016  |  1 comment
Acquisition of cable industry OSS/BSS specialist will provide much-needed project delivery capabilities, according to NetCracker.
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Live Video
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7/12/2016  |  5 comments
There are great expectations for a new payout in live video.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Wind in Greek Fiber Collaboration
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft confirms closure of handsets plant in Finland; Com Hem profits rise in Q2; Virgin to buy Irish broadcaster.
AT&T: Aiming for Better Customer Care
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7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T SVP Vicki Jones explains how the company tracks and measures customer service and is seeking to turn customer care into a service differentiator.

This blog, sponsored by AT&T, is the fifth part of a ten-part series examining next-generation broadband technologies titled "Behind the Speeds."
Cisco Navigates Risky Path to Cloud Opportunities
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Cisco is working to meet the challenging transition from rigid, hardware-based networks to flexible cloud nets based on software and programmable APIs.
What Does Comcast Want From Arris?
MariNation  | 
7/11/2016  |  2 comments
What exactly does an optional equity stake in Arris buy for Comcast?
Amino Reports 'Encouraging' H1 Results
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Set-top box specialist sees revenues rise 84% to £33 million.
Rovi/TiVo Merger Gets FTC, DOJ Nod
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Rovi's acquisition of TiVo is still subject to shareholder approval.
Verizon Names Boston Fios Targets
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
First areas to get Fios include West Roxbury, Roslindale, Dorchester, and the Dudley Square Innovation District in Roxbury.
Altice USA Deals For NBCU Olympic Coverage
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Altice licensing deal with NBCU brings linear, on-demand and mobile app content to Optimum and Suddenlink subscribers.
Eurobites: 3 Sparks Rumble in UK's Spectrum Jungle
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7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat gives VoLTE a try; Sigfox rolls into Singapore; public service broadcasting holds steady.
Siris Snatches Up Polycom, Leaving Mitel Bereft
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7/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Mitel had a deal to acquire Polycom for $1.96 billion, but Siris Capital made a better offer.
Gigabites: Wisconsin Brings the Weak Sauce
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7/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Wisconsin's Broadband Forward! program leaves much to be desired.
Alphabet Amps Up Video Play With Anvato Buy
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7/8/2016  |  1 comment
If you want to be in the content delivery business, you'd better know how to handle video delivery.
AT&T Launches GigaPower in Indianapolis Area
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7/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Speeds up to 1 Gbit/s available on the AT&T GigaPower and AT&T Business Fiber networks.
Facebook Separates Media From the Cloud
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7/7/2016  |  2 comments
Not everything belongs in the cloud.
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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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NFV in 2016: Part 2 – Climbing the Virtualization Maturity Curve

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Many of the initial use case implementations are single-vendor and self-contained. The industry is still climbing the virtualization maturity curve, needing further clarity and stability in the NFV infrastructure (NFVi) and greater availability and choice of virtualized network functions (VNFs). Interoperability between NFVis and VNFs from different vendors ...
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Versa Networks' Kumar Mehta on SD-WAN Managed Services

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In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Versa's Kumar Mehta for an interview focused on why service providers are building SD-WAN managed services, and how Versa's telco customers are innovating.
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Juniper Networks & The Evolution of NFV

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Senior Juniper Networks executives talk to Light Reading Founder & CEO Steve Saunders about NFV developments and the recent independent evaluation by test lab EANTC of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution.
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CenturyLink Goes Beyond Managed WiFi

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CenturyLink's managed WiFi allows enterprises, such as retailers and resorts, to track guest WiFi usage in order to help them better communicate with customers.
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AT&T Launches Network Functions on Demand

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Roman Pacewicz, Senior Vice President, Offer Management & Service Integration, AT&T Business Solutions, discusses the operator's launch of its Network Functions on Demand service.
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Enterprise Pitch for Ciscosson

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After seven months of near silence, Cisco and Ericsson executives publicly discussed details on their extensive partnership. Among the tidbits shared by Martin Zander, VP, group strategy programs, Ericsson, and Doug Webster, VP service provider marketing, Cisco: The partnership was initially launched to serve the service provider market, but is already gaining ...
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Cisco Faces Up to Hypercloud Threat

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Facebook, Amazon and Google mostly don't buy branded technology for their networks – they build their own. That's a threat to Cisco – and its competitors too – which face potentially dwindling demand for their product. Is Cisco up to the challenge? Light Reading went to the annual Cisco Live conference to find out.
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Building a Better Connected Russia

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At UBBS World Tour 2016, Alla Shabelnikova of Ovum shares the findings of a white paper outlining the challenges and opportunities of broadband rollout in Russia.
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