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Will YouTube TV Hit OTT Sweet Spot?
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Google unit spells out plans to launch its own OTT skinny bundle service for $35 a month but will face stiff competition in an increasingly crowded market.
Cable Ops Prep for Next-Gen Push
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
In a new study by SNL Kagan, more than 60% of cable operators plan to start virtualizing and distributing parts of their access networks over the next few years.
This Is the New Fios TV From Verizon
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3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Timing is still unclear, but Verizon has quietly revealed how its current Fios TV service will transition to all-IPTV.
Arris Brings D3.1 Modem to Retail
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2/28/2017  |  3 comments
After some initial delays, Arris is entering the emerging retail market for DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems, competing with Netgear and Linksys.
Cisco Launches GigaTV With Vodafone
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Service is accessible though a TV set-top box or smartphone and tablet applications.
Arris Launches Retail DOCSIS 3.1 Modem
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Say hello to the SURFboard SB8200 cable modem.
Eurobites: Proximus Brings 4.5G to Belgium
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT could lose a bundle from the unbundled; Honda to launch connected car services in Europe; new face at CityFibre; TalkTalk revamps mobile TV offer.
US Ignite Unites Telecom With Smart Cities
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, US Ignite is partnering local governments with telecom companies, this time for new funding pursuits.
Sonera Selects UXP Systems to Power Digital Identity
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2/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Sonera selects UXP Systems to power digital identity.
Comcast Brings YouTube to the Living Room
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2/27/2017  |  7 comments
In another sign of the growing integration between pay-TV and OTT players, Comcast plans to launch YouTube as an app on its X1 set-tops later this year.
Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
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2/24/2017  |  5 comments
The Ruckus acquisition is a big bet for Arris. Here's a look at some of the challenges ahead and what CEO Bruce McClelland thinks are the strategic opportunities.
WiCipedia: The Case for Grit, Don't Call It Quits & Lawless Politics
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2/24/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: What does it take to be a woman in tech?; How much do you need to make in a top tech city?; Why should young women enter politics? We've got answers.
Ericsson Joins the New IP Agency (NIA)
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Leading vendor joins industry effort to advance and accelerate the development and benefits of network virtualization.
Casa Debuts Small Cell Tech at MWC
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
New products from Casa include expanded portfolio of small cells supporting WiFi and cellular connectivity, and a new small cell manager.
Orange Hints at 2017 Capex Rise as Spain Buoys 2016 Sales
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
France's Orange had its Spanish business to thank for sales growth last year but remains confident that revenues will stabilize at home in 2017.
Arris Bags Ruckus Assets in $800M Deal
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2/23/2017  |  3 comments
For $800 million in cash, Arris plans to buy both Ruckus Wireless assets and the ICX Switch business from Brocade.
Dish in 2016: ARPU Up, Video Subs Down
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2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Riddle me this: How is Dish increasing ARPU even as its base of cheaper Sling TV subscribers grows?
Arris Picks Up Ruckus & ICX Switch for $800M
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2/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Deal puts the Ruckus Wireless business and ICX Switch, both part of Brocade which is being acquired by Broadcom, into Arris' hands for $800 million in cash.
AT&T Lab Tests DirecTV Now Over 5G
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2/22/2017  |  1 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  |  21 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  |  1 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
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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  |  2 comments
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?
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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.
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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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Elisa: Mobile Video Is Adding a Platform for All Digital Services

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With its new strategy of "Accelerate new services business," Elisa is finding success in mobile video business based on two main factors: new business design and best video experience, and achieving fast business success with the highest DOU in the world. Furthermore, video is adding a platform for all digital services.
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Evolving to All Cloud Network

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All Cloud is a key measure for carriers to achieve digital transformation and upgrade their network infrastructure in terms of networks, services and operations. Digital transformation will create systematic strengths in pooled hardware resources, distributed software architecture and automated operation, which will enable comprehensive resource scheduling and ...
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IoT Platform Enables Carriers to Expand IoT Services & Ecosystem

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The huge potential of the IoT market is attracting enterprises, hoping to seize the opportunity by building up IoT platforms and ecosystem. There are hundreds of IoT platform players in what is a fierce market and Huawei is one of them. Julian Waston, Senior Principal Analyst of IoT from IHS Markit, gives his views on the trends in IoT platforms, and explains how ...
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Ericsson's CTO on 4G Innovation

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At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
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OrbTV: Tata Goes Global for IoT

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Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
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OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance Shares Its Smart City Vision

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Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
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OrbTV: Boingo's CTO on the Need for Convergence

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Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
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OrbTV: NetScout's Chief Architect on Big Data

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Greg Mayo, NetScout's Chief Architect, talks about the role of big data analytics in helping carriers to understand what's happening on their networks.
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OrbTV: Delving Into Tele2's IoT Strategy

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Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
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OrbTV: Hot Trends on Day 2 at MWC

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IoT, 5G and the evolution of 4G are just some of the hot topics under the spotlight as Light Reading Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre talks with Netscout CMO Jim McNiel on Day 2 of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
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Name That Acronym

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From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
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The Social Network: An Update on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project

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Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
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By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
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