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Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
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2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.
It's Time to Integrate OTT Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/8/2016  |  5 comments
Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.
Bright House Deploys NetCracker CRM Solution
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2/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Seeks to enhance the customer experience and deliver greater personalization.
IP Live Production: Evolution or Revolution?
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2/8/2016  |  1 comment
One thing is certain: the coming technology changes will affect everyone to varying degrees, including content providers, service providers and equipment makers.
WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/5/2016  |  5 comments
This week in WiC: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some unique job perks; and more.
Cincinnati Bell Joins Weight Watchers Club
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2/5/2016  |  9 comments
Independent Ohio telco will become the latest US pay-TV provider to offer slimmed-down bundles to its subscribers next month.
SCTE/ISBE Plan DOCSIS 3.1 Boot Camp
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2/5/2016  |  Post a comment
Technicians, field engineers... prepare to suffer.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Blesses 3/O2 Deal
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2/5/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.
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.
EdgeConneX Finds Its Sweet Spot
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Data center operator built out network largely for MSOs but is now expanding to the cloud and positioning itself for NFV and IoT.
Will Starry's Big Broadband Ambition Fall to Earth?
MariNation  | 
2/4/2016  |  4 comments
Conquering millimeter wave isn't Starry's biggest challenge.
Technicolor Pulls Out of HEVC Advance
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Pricing changes weren't enough to keep Technicolor in the HEVC Advance patent pool.
Eurobites: Liberty Gets Green Light on BASE Deal
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2/4/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar turns Orange; Nokia does analytics and drones; Swisscom's difficult year.
Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2015 - 2020
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
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.
Cisco: 40% of Mobile Users Will Be on 4G When 5G Hits
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2/3/2016  |  Post a comment
4G will account for 40.5% of all mobile connections by 2020, and WiFi usage will continue to surpass cellular, suggesting how important other access technologies will still be in a 5G world.
Comcast Earnings: A Study in Contradictions
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2/3/2016  |  2 comments
The company Americans love to hate is happily taking more of their money.
Amdocs Reports Fiscal Q1
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
Revenues of $922 million were up 1.7% from a year earlier.
MStar Extends Partnership With Conax
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2/2/2016  |  Post a comment
MStar extends partnership with Conax to include highly robust system on chip (SoCs), utilizing Conax's comprehensive cardless security technology.
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.
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.
Frontier Picks Viavi Testing Solutions
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier intends to deploy Viavi's EtherAssure throughout its network to provide end-to-end services activation testing and ongoing performance management.
Dish Expands Hopper 3 to All US
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
In the coming weeks, Hopper 3 will launch the Netflix app and integrate Netflix titles into its universal search results.
ComScore Completes Merger with Rentrak
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Merger creates a new giant in media measurement.
Eurobites: Regulator Casts Doubt on O2/3 Deal
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky speaks up for O2/3 deal; Nokia's patents settlement with Samsung doesn't impress investors; Telenor buys analytics firm.
Roku Launches Hybrid Pay-TV Platform
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2/1/2016  |  Post a comment
New solution powers Sky's NOW TV box with linear TV and OTT streaming.
How the FCC's Set-Top Plan Could Work
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1/29/2016  |  27 comments
Here are a few of the technicalities behind the FCC's set-top proposal, from the people who helped design the technical solution.
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.
WiCipedia: Equality, Fashion & Dads
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/29/2016  |  5 comments
For our inaugural WiC weekly roundup: Facebook's leaders set good examples; the brogammer fashion debate; Intel's Africa outreach; and more.
Facebook Adds Live Video Sharing
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
New Periscope competitor rolls out globally over the next few weeks.
Eurobites: Telefónica Sounds Warning on Internet of Bad Things
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1/29/2016  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky reveals first-half figures, brings James Murdoch back; Orange offers more APIs; Tele2 bags spectrum in Lithuania.
T-Mobile Credits Binge On for Video Uptick
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1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
In less than three months since launch, T-Mobile customers on qualifying data plans are already watching more than twice the video than before from the free services with Binge On.
FCC Still Bemoans Rural Broadband Gap
Rewired  | 
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.
TWC Chief Slams FCC STB Proposal
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1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Speaking on his company's Q4 earnings call, TWC Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus questions need to mandate open set-tops.
MSOs: We're Not Building National Biz Net
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1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Charter and Cox execs say the efforts to link cable networks for business customers are routine automation efforts for buying and selling access.
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.
STM Backing Out of Set-Top IC Biz
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1/27/2016  |  4 comments
Exhausted by flagging business for semiconductors for advanced set-top boxes, the company will cease developing new products and reassign hundreds of employees to other units.
FCC Ready to Rule on Set-Top Overhaul: Report
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1/27/2016  |  3 comments
A setback on set-tops for the pay-TV industry.
Beating Netflix: The Pay-TV Market in 2016
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1/27/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading has a new report on video innovation in the pay-TV market.
AT&T Eyes TV Everywhere Gold
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1/27/2016  |  1 comment
Six months after gobbling up DirecTV, AT&T plots launch of several 'mobile-centric' TVE services designed to reach all video devices.
Metro Connect Bubbles With Optimism
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Competitive fiber players are excited about major new opportunities from data centers to edge computing, as well as continued cell tower backhaul.
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.
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
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1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
New IP Agency Launches With Massive Industry Support
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1/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Service providers Deutsche Telekom, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, XO Communications plus major IP vendors part of initial set of members.
Encounters At the End of the Sundance Trail
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1/26/2016  |  5 comments
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded legendary film director Werner Herzog to direct a documentary about the power of the Internet. What were they thinking?
Comcast WiFi for Business Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2016  |  2 comments
New managed WiFi offering shows how serious Comcast is about the business services market.
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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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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 events@lightreading.com.
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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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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 G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.