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Verizon Drops Wireline Clues as Strike Ends
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Verizon turns its attention back to wireline.
Comcast Promotes Werner & Kotay
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Tony Werner gains title of president of technology and product while Sree Kotay becomes CTO for Comcast Cable.
Amino Wins MCTV IPTV Deal
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Amino's hybrid video solutions will power MCTV multiscreen services.
Eurobites: EU Data Watchdog Dents Privacy Shield
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange renews MVNO agreement with Belgium's Telenet; Microsoft accused of breaking promises in Finland; 4G networks in briefcases and rucksacks.
Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere
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5/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
AT&T Preps for Big Fiber Build
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5/31/2016  |  1 comment
In the latest segment of this sponsored blog series, AT&T's Veronica Bloodworth explains how the company aims to extend its fiber links throughout its regions.
INTX Pics: Live From Boston
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5/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Now in its second year of being known as the Internet & Television Expo, the once-sprawling Cable Show is trying to adapt to a new age.
Nothing's Going to Stop 4K
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5/27/2016  |  2 comments
Even with confusion about associated HDR technology and an aggravating political spat surrounding the preferred UHD streaming codec, the 4K market is set to grow in leaps and bounds.
Cisco's Innovations in Cable
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
Dish's HopperGO Is a Go
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5/26/2016  |  Post a comment
$99 cache-and-carry device is now available for Dish subscribers.
West Coast Gets Its First 10-Gig City
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5/26/2016  |  5 comments
Dayton, Oregon, goes 10-Gig with ISP OnlineNW and Adtran.
FCC: We'll Show You the Money, If...
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
FCC lays down rules for new rural broadband funding auction; $2 billion at stake.
AT&T Eyes Yahoo Too – Reports
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T might battle Verizon to buy Yahoo, according to reports.
Rogers Upskills on Adapting to Mobile Video Demand
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5/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Upinder Saini, vice president of wireless product management at Rogers Communications, described the digital content differentiator as a solution to address the growing mobile video trend.
Cable Is Eyeing Its Retail Options
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5/25/2016  |  8 comments
Some of the biggest companies in cable are looking lustily at the retail market.
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights
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5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
OTTs Are Forcing Us to Get Better, Says Cox
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5/25/2016  |  1 comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein says communications service providers need to earn trust and respect from customers attracted to OTT offerings.
Verizon Backpedals on Go90
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5/24/2016  |  5 comments
Verizon CEO admits Go90 was overhyped.
Altice Steps Closer to Cablevision Closing
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The New York Public Service Commission is recommending approval of the Altice buyout of Cablevision, with conditions.
Cox Business Adds Mobile Functionality to Hosted Voice
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Cox Business has expanded its hosted voice Solution, IP Centrex, giving business customers enhanced connectivity.
Eurobites: Unions Predict Up to 15,000 Nokia Job Losses
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5/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone bigwig on his way; Swisscom fined over sports TV content arrangements; Spotify still losing money.
Women in Comms' Leading Lights Awards Winners Revealed
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5/24/2016  |  1 comment
WiC congratulates the winners of our inaugural Leading Lights awards: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff, Zayo Group's Sandi Mays and startup Grid4C.
Leading Lights 2016: The Winners
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Find out which companies landed this year's Leading Lights awards.
Digicel Tests 10Gbit/s Broadband With Huawei
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Digicel works with Huawei on the first deployment in the Caribbean region of XGPON technology that can deliver speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s.
Full Steam Ahead for Full Duplex DOCSIS
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5/23/2016  |  1 comment
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney says the potential symmetrical multi-gig spec is 'looking incredibly strong' so far in the exploratory stage.
Eurobites: EU Splits on Data Regulation
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5/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia cuts jobs in Finland; Ericsson lands managed services deal in UAE; Virgin's FTTP push continues.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor
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5/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Ten companies, including Amdocs, Huawei, NetCracker and Sigma Systems, have made it to the shortlist in the Outstanding OSS/BSS Vendor category of the Leading Lights awards.
Cox Reveals Next Steps for D3.1, CCAP
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5/20/2016  |  1 comment
Cox is in the final stages of vendor selection for its DOCSIS 3.1 and CCAP rollouts.
Wheeler to Cable: Stop Saying No
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5/20/2016  |  5 comments
In his last appearance at INTX, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler implores the cable industry to return to its roots as a competitive innovator, not a regulatory barrier.
Eurobites: Be More European, EU Tells Streaming Services
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5/20/2016  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google still fighting on 'right to be forgotten' front; EU gets tough on profit-shifting; BT boss misses out on chunk of bonus.
Why I'm Heading to Austin for BCE
Shades of Ray  | 
5/20/2016  |  3 comments
I've got my travel coffee-making set already packed for the long trip from London to Austin, Texas: Here's a whole host of reasons why I should see you there.
OpenStack Underpins Comcast Elastic Cloud
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Largest cable MSO also among largest users of OpenStack in carrier community with deployment in national and regional data centers.
Stick a Fork in It: The Charter Deals Are Done
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5/19/2016  |  2 comments
Everything you need to know about the new Charter now that the acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks are complete.
Eurobites: Orange Joins Board of LoRa Alliance
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski settles patents case with Yahoo; VoD win for 3 Screen Solutions in Germany; Post Office fails to deliver attractive mobile service.
Cisco Looks to Beat White Boxes Where They're Strongest
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5/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Looks to solve the business problems that drive network operators to white boxes.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Private Company of the Year
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Affirmed Networks, Masergy Communications, VeEX and Versa Networks are the four contenders for this title.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Most Innovative Video Service
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T/DirecTV, Cablevision and TWC earn places on this year's shortlist with new, IP-enabled streaming video services.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
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5/18/2016  |  Post a comment
You can plan to build the most astounding thingamabob, but if you can't verify its functionality as you build it, if you can't demonstrate the final product works as advertised, and if you can't assure it continues working the way it's supposed to once it's deployed? Good luck getting anyone to buy it. T&M is as critical an endeavor as any other in electronics.
Comcast Plans HDR Screenings for Rio Games
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5/17/2016  |  2 comments
The Olympics are getting an HDR upgrade.
GCI Picks Netcracker for BSS/OSS
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Alaskan provider chooses Netcracker to enable its Polaris Program.
Survey Shows Impact of Streaming Video Services
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
CSG Systems International survey reveals new trends in consumers' use of streaming video services.
Imagine Communications Unveils Unified Distribution Initiative
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Unified Distribution Initiative intended to accelerate modernization of video service providers' networks.
Eurobites: Vodafone Returns to Growth
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad Q1 revenues up 6.6%; Liberty completes CWC acquisition; Nokia lands managed services deal in Ireland.
Comcast Boasts Global Plans for X1
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5/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts wants to license X1 to the world.
Leading Lights 2016 Finalists: Outstanding Transformation Strategy (Service Provider)
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T, China Unicom Tianjin, Colt, Deutsche Telekom, Telstra, Time Warner Cable and WOW are the seven finalists in the Outstanding Transformation Strategy category.
AT&T to Buy Streaming Expert QuickPlay
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5/16/2016  |  3 comments
QuickPlay already supports streaming video services from U-verse: With the acquisition, AT&T will control a key streaming vendor in advance of rolling out several new streaming services for DirecTV.
Indonesia's Biznet Selects Amdocs Software
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Operator turns to Amdocs to sort out its billing.
Imagine Converges Pay-TV & OTT
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
New unified distribution initiative from Imagine Communications is designed to converge pay-TV and OTT operations.
Nokia Bell Labs Boasts 10Gbit/s Symmetrical Using DOCSIS 3.1
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia Bell Labs claims world's first 10Gbit/s symmetrical data speeds over traditional cable access networks.
AT&T to Acquire Quickplay Media
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5/16/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T plans to acquire Quickplay Media, a specialist in powering over-the-top (OTT) video and TV Everywhere services.
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Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere

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Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for ...
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
LRTV Custom TV
Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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