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AT&T Lab Tests DirecTV Now Over 5G
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
The telco's OTT video service gets its first 5G trial run.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Broadband Has a Problem on the Pole
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2/21/2017  |  12 comments
Competitive broadband providers want to take their pole attachment fight to the federal government.
EQT Infrastructure to Roll Up Lumos Networks for $950M
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Acquisition expected to be complete in the third quarter of 2017.
Evolution Digital Brings Conax Multi-DRM to eVUE-TV
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Agreement gives NCTC members access to multi-DRM technology.
MobiTV Earns $21 Million in New Funding
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2/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New funding will go toward helping pay-TV provider over IP video solutions.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
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2/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.
VTR Taps ActiveVideo's Cloud Video Platform
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Major South American cable operator leverages ActiveVideo's cloud-based video platform to boost VOD usage.
Sen. Schatz: No Big Infrastructure Bill Coming
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2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) warns the telecom industry not to hitch its wagon to a big infrastructure bill out of Congress.
A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
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2/17/2017  |  2 comments
Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.
WiCipedia: Fintech Flexibility, Snap Missteps & Women of Wearables
WiCipedia  | 
2/17/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google app; and more.
TiVo Sees Some Headwinds Coming
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
While the TiVo-Rovi integration is progressing smoothly, the company expects lower hardware and content protection licensing sales in 2017, plus lower revenue from Comcast.
Two Small MSOs Adopt Alianza Cable VoIP Solution
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Service Electric Cablevision Inc. and Adams Cable adopt Alianza's Cable VoIP 2.0 solution.
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
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2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Broadcast OTT Services Start Scaling
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2/16/2017  |  1 comment
HBO Now, CBS All Access and Showtime's OTT service all now boast about 1.5 million subscribers or more after two years of operation.
VTR Boosts VoD With ActiveVideo Service
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2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
VTR partnered with ActiveVideo in order to virtualize functionalities of cloud-based set-top boxes.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
Shades of Ray  | 
2/16/2017  |  2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.
Comcast Teases X1 With Xfinity Stream
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2/15/2017  |  1 comment
For those Comcast subscribers who can't get X1, there's Xfinity Stream.
Comcast Business Invests $25M for High-Performance Ethernet in Boston, Cambridge
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Back Bay and financial district business communities benefit from scalable, advanced Internet and voice capabilities.
Is Magic Leap a Mirage of Misogyny & Deceit?
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
A lawsuit, filed by the well-funded startup's former VP of marketing, suggests it created a hostile work environment for women and used misleading marketing.
Verizon & Charter: No Sweet Valentines
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Two Wall Street analysts have now concluded that Verizon stands to gain much more from marrying Charter than vice versa.
AT&T Going Gig in 50+ Metros
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T announced plans this morning to launch gigabit service over FTTH in five more US markets by month's end, increasing its reach to 51 metros.
AT&T Fiber Expanding to More Than 50 Metros by End of February
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Gigabit Internet connection to customer locations arrives in parts of five new major metro areas.
Packerland Broadband Launches DOCSIS 3.1
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2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Crystal Falls gets its gig.
Time to Invest in Virtual Reality?
Column  | 
2/13/2017  |  8 comments
Is the current virtual reality customer experience equivalent to the significant investment?
CenturyLink Embraces OTT Video
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2/10/2017  |  7 comments
Signaling a video course change, the big US telco plans to launch an OTT service this year and 'de-emphasize' its Prism TV IPTV service.
Eurobites: Nokia & 3 Go Cloud Native
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's Sky bid.
WiCipedia: Debugging the Gap, GE's Gender Pledge & #ShePersisted
WiCipedia  | 
2/10/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A new documentary about women who code comes to Netflix; GE's lofty goals; Elizabeth Warren stands for all women; and more.
Qwilt Opens Up at the Edge
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2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Qwilt's new Open Edge Cloud is the next evolution of its transparent caching technology for video delivery.
New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boost
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Early CableLabs tests of coherent optics for the access network are producing speeds above 2 terabits per second.
Angie Aims to Fill Google Fiber Void
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2/8/2017  |  24 comments
ISP startup Angie Communications, which announced fiber connectivity in 87 cities late last year, is now planning to offer residential service in cities where Google has stopped FTTH deployments.
SoftBank's Son & Trump: Marriage of Expedience
Morris Lore  | 
2/8/2017  |  2 comments
The Japanese tycoon hints at favorable regulatory changes in the US market, but will he ultimately rue his chummy relationship with Trump?
Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform
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2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
Trump & Tech: Round 1
Prime Reading  | 
2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Just a few weeks into power, Donald Trump already seems to have had a big impact on the US technology sector.
Casa Backs Cable's Entry Into Wireless
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2/7/2017  |  1 comment
Casa Systems is showing off a virtualized fixed-mobile convergence solution for cable operators seeking to deploy WiFi-First and other wireless services.
Playing Politics at the FCC
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2/7/2017  |  1 comment
Rancor at the FCC isn't fading with new leadership in place.
TDS Considers Sun Prairie Utilities Acquisition
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
TDS has signed a non-binding letter of intent regarding its interest in acquiring Sun Prairie Utilities.
SCTE Names Energy 2020 Leaders
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Tony Werner and Balan Nair to serve as Energy 2020 co-chairs; Mark Hess named program technical advisor.
Qwilt Unveils Open Edge Cloud
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Qwilt proposes to take advantage of cloud storage and compute resources at the edge of service provider networks.
Light Reading and Telecoms.com Combine Forces to Create World's Largest Global Comms Media Network
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Light Reading just got bigger with the addition of the Telecoms.com industry news portal to its ranks.
Operators Miss $6.7B Managed WiFi Opportunity, Claims XCellAir
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2/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Data from a new survey of 1,000 consumers each in the US and UK reveals that on average, 15% of consumers would be willing to pay for their WiFi service to be managed by their service provider or a third party.
Nagra, Altice Unlock TV Security Market in US
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2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable content protection will never be the same.
Cox Picks Arris, Netgear for Next-Gen WiFi
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2/3/2017  |  1 comment
Cox isn't licensing the new Comcast digital home solution to power its premium Panoramic WiFi service. At least not yet.
WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
WiCipedia  | 
2/3/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.
Facebook's Video Future Still Hazy
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2/2/2017  |  4 comments
What does Facebook want to be when it grows up?
FCC Issues Proposal to Authorize ATSC 3.0 Use
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2/2/2017  |  Post a comment
In a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FCC is seeking to give broadcasters permission to use ATSC 3.0 on a voluntary basis.
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
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2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Eurobites: Telenor Treads Water in Q4
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2/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo lands in Sicily; Sky and Discovery settle their differences; mobile research revealed; some better news for refugees.
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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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Charting the CSP's Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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Huawei shares its vision for this year's MWC.
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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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YouTube Takes on Facebook Live-Streaming

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Popular 'YouTubers' will be the first to get the new service on their smartphones. You have been warned.
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Open Source NFV/SDN Automation

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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Is Uber for real? Well, it's hired NASA engineer Mark Moore to lead the project, and he wouldn't come cheap.
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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum 2017

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Here's a preview of the upcoming Huawei Digital Transformation Forum taking place in Barcelona with trending telecom topics like cloud, IoT, 5G and much more!
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Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform

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Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
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ZeroStack's 'Self-Driving Cloud'

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Its Z-Brain tech automates day-to-day management and long-term planning for hybrid clouds.
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Nominum's Craig Sprosts on DNS & Cybersecurity Trends

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Nominum's Craig Sprosts talks about the fast-changing landscape of cybersecurity with Steve Saunders of Light Reading. Sprosts touches on the trend of the rise of ransomwares, rivals of IoT base attacks, and mobile network security. He also discusses the realization of the importance of IoT security after a recent cyber attack that paralyzed several major ...
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