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Wave Raises $130M for Gigabit Expansion
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5/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Wave plans to bulk up on fiber in Washington, Oregon and California after raising $130 million in a corporate bond sale.
Comcast, Level 3 Ink Interconnection Deal
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The largest US broadband ISP agrees to terms for delivering content, especially video content, with one of Netflix's major backbone providers
Comcast Targets 6 New Gigabit Markets
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5/21/2015  |  5 comments
Comcast is rolling out its residential Gigabit Pro service to six new regions across the country.
Is Altice the Great US Cable Consolidator?
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5/21/2015  |  1 comment
The French communications giant has bold ambitions to play a major role in consolidating the US cable market over the next couple of years, but will it happen?
Sling TV Adds Android TV/Google Nexus Player
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5/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Sling TV releases app for Android TV, including Google's Nexus Player.
Will Investing in SDN & NFV Be Worth It?
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5/21/2015  |  4 comments
This is the big question facing all operators – SDN and NFV look like they could be very beneficial in many ways but can a massive transformation be justified?
Is 'Good Enough' Ever Enough for Telecom?
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5/21/2015  |  4 comments
Some folks say they'll never forgo six-nines reliability and 50 millisecond restoration standards, but there are definite signs Web 2.0 approaches are taking hold.
Cablevision Calls Out Verizon on Fiber Claims
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5/20/2015  |  4 comments
Cablevision has filed suit against Verizon for claiming its FiOS network is all fiber when the telco still uses coaxial cable in subscribers' homes.
Microsoft Debuts OTA Tuner for Xbox One
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Over-the-Air TV tuner available now for Xbox One in the US and Canada.
Comcast Doubles PBS Programming in VoD Library
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
PBS and Comcast partner to double current season in-demand programming.
What's It All About, Altice?
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
In yet another strange twist, French communications giant Altice swoops into US to buy Sudedenlink and woo Time Warner Cable. But is it all for real?
Amino Acquires Cloud TV Player Booxmedia
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Acquisition intended to bolster Amino's TV Everywhere capabilities.
Chattanooga Charts Killer Gigabit Apps
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5/20/2015  |  8 comments
After five years with a gigabit network, Chattanooga has discovered and created some killer gigabit apps.
Eurobites: Orange Gets EC Nod on Jazztel
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5/20/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ireland's eircom rejects takeover offer; BT appeals against "margin squeeze" test; Amino buys cloud TV specialist; UFO sighted in York.
Liberty Global Keen on Vodafone Tie-Up – Report
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Liberty Global chairman says two companies would be 'great fit' a day after Vodafone boss is quizzed about likelihood of a deal.
Altice to Buy Suddenlink in $9.1B Deal
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5/20/2015  |  2 comments
Aggressive French communications player adds to its European cable and mobile assets with a deal to buy 70% of US cable operator Suddenlink.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Video Service
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5/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast, UPC Hungary and MobiTV make the shortlist this year with new, cloud-based video services.
Verizon Saves 60% Swapping Copper for Fiber
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5/19/2015  |  13 comments
Just 2,000 more to go as the carrier looks to swap out all the copper in its central offices for fiber, significantly reducing their size, costs and energy usage.
MediaMelon Introduces New Streaming Approach
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
New video streaming technology reduces streaming bitrates by 30-45% while improving video playback quality.
ZCorum, Alianza Team on VoIP Solution
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5/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Strategic partnership provides broadband operators with easy-to-manage, success-based next-gen VoIP solution.
Vodafone May Buy Content to Fight BT, Telefónica
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5/19/2015  |  1 comment
Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao is weighing up a bigger push into the content arena as the operator looks to build on a long-awaited return to revenue growth.
Charter, Bright House: The Wedding's Back On
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5/19/2015  |  6 comments
Charter Communications and Bright House Networks are extending negotiations with the intention of having Charter complete its $10.4 billion acquisition of the smaller operator.
Sprint, Google & 20 Others Join WBA
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Wireless Broadband Alliance signs up 22 new members to help drive growth of Hotspot 2.0 and other next-generation WiFi services.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Company of the Year (Private)
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Find out more about the players that made it onto our awards shortlist for company of the year (private).
Smarter 'Dumb' TVs Will Drive OTT Adoption
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5/18/2015  |  7 comments
Pay-TV operators are learning to adapt as TVs connected with game consoles and media streamers start to lead to a major jump in over-the-top video service adoption.
CenturyLink Goes Beyond Gig for SMBs
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5/18/2015  |  4 comments
On top of its fiber-based symmetric gigabit services, CenturyLink is bringing Managed Office and a range of IT offerings to this hot market.
Comcast Hints Strongly at Upstream Mid-Split
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5/18/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast is strongly considering expanding its spectrum use for upstream bandwidth in its HFC networks from an upper limit of 42MHz to 85MHz.
Choosing a Technology Supplier? Consider Changing Your Selection Criteria
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5/18/2015  |  13 comments
Network architects aiming to upgrade their networks to support agile, open, virtualized services in the 21st century need to consider new criteria when choosing between technology suppliers.
Light Reading & SCTE Join Forces to Create Multimedia Cable Content
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
SCTE and Light Reading will work together to produce a wide range of multimedia content, including research reports, industry surveys, webinars, white papers, infographics and video series.
CenturyLink Expands Business Gig Service in 17 States
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5/18/2015  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink is launching symmetrical 1 Gig service to about half-a-million SMBs in 17 states, including services in five new states.
6 Steps Towards a Gigabit City
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5/15/2015  |  6 comments
Experts offered tips on how to spread the gigabit love at this week's Light Reading Gigabit Cities Live event in Atlanta.
AT&T Testing Virtualized GPON
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5/15/2015  |  13 comments
NFV-based optical line terminal debuted in an Open Compute Project demo that is being repeated next month, using standard hardware.
Gigabit Cities: I've Seen the Future
Shades of Ray  | 
5/15/2015  |  5 comments
If anyone now asks me why consumers would ever need a Gigabit broadband connection, I have a few suggestions thanks to the team at Orange GigaStudio.
Gigabit States Anyone?
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/15/2015  |  5 comments
At the Gigabit Cities Live confab in Atlanta, speakers and participants float suggestions for the nation's first Gigabit State.
SCTE to Take On Cyberthreats at Cable-Tec Expo Symposium
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Two of the world’s foremost experts on cyber-threats will take the lead when the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) and CableLabs host a ground-breaking Cybersecurity Symposium Oct. 13 in conjunction with SCTE Cable-Tec Expo®.
ACA Urges D.C. Circuit to Stay FCC's Title II Mandates
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
ACA CEO Matthew M. Polka says: Stop the Title II madness!
Rovi Rues Loss to Activist Investors
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5/14/2015  |  4 comments
Rovi lost two of three Board of Director seats in a fight with activist investment firm Engaged Capital.
Title II: What Chilling Effects?
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/14/2015  |  4 comments
Despite the dire warnings of top telco and cable execs, Gigabit service rollouts and announcements have only sped up since the FCC passed its Title II rules less than three months ago.
Cisco Earnings: Carriers Cast Shadow Over Sunny Quarter
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5/14/2015  |  Post a comment
But outgoing CEO John Chambers is optimistic the company is well positioned to grab business when the service provider market inevitably bounces back.
AT&T Adds Hulu, Gets Sued by Cox
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5/14/2015  |  1 comment
AT&T becomes the latest pay-TV provider to resell Hulu service, but gets sued by Cox for patent infringement on the same day.
AT&T Strikes Deal to Stream Hulu
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
AT&T and Hulu agree to make more shows available to AT&T customers through multiple platforms.
Study Shows Consumer Interest in Wired Solutions for Wireless Network Issues
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
MoCA/Parks Associates study shows consumer interest in wired solutions for wireless network issues.
Comcast Business Expands Fiber Network to Portland Businesses
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Ethernet services now available in growing business district attracting companies looking for unique office space and convenient access to downtown Portland.
Comcast Goes N+0 in Gigabit Markets
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast is reducing serving group sizes to around 100 subscribers in some markets targeted for gigabit services and is adopting a 'node-plus-zero (N+0)' approach.
AT&T: Building Gigabit Connections Is Just the First Step
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
At the Gigabit Cities Live! Event in Atlanta, Eric Small of AT&T GigaPower talks about what happens once a Gigabit broadband network is built and notes the importance of wireless in the gigabit trend.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Security Strategy
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
Our annual awards shortlist of companies that are taking an innovative, effective approach to security.
Deutsche Telekom Buoyed by US Growth
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5/13/2015  |  1 comment
The German incumbent is still riding high thanks to the turnaround at T-Mobile US and a strong performance at home.
Allied Fiber CEO Sees Rise of OTT 'Telcos'
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5/13/2015  |  2 comments
Hunter Newby says he's being approached by OTTs about leasing Allied Fiber's dark fiber network to launch their own wireless services.
Gigabit Cities Live Hits Atlanta
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/13/2015  |  1 comment
New Light Reading conference in Atlanta will feature talks by senior execs from AT&T, Comcast, CenturyLink and Cox, as well as major city CTOs and CIOs.
Comcast Opens Up the Smart Home
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5/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast is building a broader device ecosystem for its smart home service, and it isn't the only one.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
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