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TiVo Scores Cable, Retail Gains
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
DVR pioneer racks up robust results for another quarter as it adds subscribers on both the cable and retail fronts, pushing its total customer count near 6 million.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
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5/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Which of these individuals deserve to be inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame in 2015? You can select more than one name.
Interconnect Deals Bear Net Neutrality's Stamp
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5/29/2015  |  2 comments
ISPs are signing new pacts with edge providers before the FCC's Open Internet rules go into effect in two weeks, but measuring what's fair in an interconnection deal still won't be easy.
Comcast Business Brings Gigabit Ethernet to Baltimore Space
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5/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Gigabit Ethernet agreement will power award-winning Baltimore incubator for technology and entrepreneurship.
Catel Deploys Amino IPTV Devices in Argentina
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5/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Catel deploys Amino IPTV devices in second wave of Argentinian IPTV rollout.
TV Panel Shipments to Reach Record of 265 Million Units
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5/28/2015  |  Post a comment
4K TV panel shipments to reach 40 million units this year, with 15 percent penetration.
Accedo Partners With Xstream
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5/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Xstream, the global market leader in TV application solutions, today announced that they are entering a strategic partnership.
Making Sense of It All at BTE
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5/28/2015  |  3 comments
Now more than ever, the industry needs to come together to ask and answer the big questions facing the communications networking industry -- and that's going to happen at the upcoming Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
Why Netflix Traffic Keeps Soaring
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5/28/2015  |  2 comments
Interconnection deals between Netflix and ISPs have had a major impact on bandwidth usage in North America.
What Will Avago Do With Broadcom?
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5/28/2015  |  2 comments
Avago could look at Broadcom in the same way it did LSI, says analyst.
Avago Seals Deal to Buy Broadcom for $37B
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5/28/2015  |  1 comment
As expected, Avago is swallowing Broadcom in a deal that will create a $77 billion networking chip giant.
Eurobites: Telefónica Launches 'Quin-Play' Service
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5/28/2015  |  1 comment
Quad-play is just so 2014. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sigfox in French IoT deal; Ericsson opens cloud lab in Rome; Huawei and Volkswagen share the ride.
Europe Set to Miss Digital Deadline – Point Topic
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5/28/2015  |  4 comments
European Commission's broadband targets for 2020 are already looking out of reach, according to projections from research house Point Topic.
Altice Eyes Next US Cable Prizes
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Altice owner says the company wasn't ready for Time Warner Cable, but it still has some big moves planned.
Suddenlink Signs On Hulu
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Customers will get seamless access to Hulu later this year.
Broadcom in Buyout Talks With Avago – Report
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom's stock is soaring on the news.
Charter Plans Business Services, Wireless Push
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5/27/2015  |  6 comments
With its TWC & Bright House deals done, Charter aims to extend its business services and wireless reach to compete for customers in areas beyond its cabled footprint.
TiVo Buys Cubiware
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Digital TV technology specialist says the move will help it expand into new emerging markets.
King John
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Cable guys and gals:
Tip your hat to John Malone
King of M&A
Cisco VNI Report Shows Set-Top Shift
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5/27/2015  |  2 comments
Cisco's annual Visual Networking Index report shows traffic from digital media adapters growing to 32% of total global Internet set-top traffic by 2019.
Eurobites: Nokia Buys SON Specialist
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5/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange gets Spanish green light for Jazztel buy; Ericsson takes 5G down the mines; Drahi explains TWC pullout.
Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
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5/27/2015  |  1 comment
Strategic acquisitions and partnerships helped five companies get shortlisted to be 2015's best deal maker.
Mobile Subscriber Experience
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5/26/2015  |  1 comment
Procera has gathered facts, stats and customer experience feedback from a survey of 540 users from across the globe.
A Tale of 2 Genbands
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5/26/2015  |  3 comments
The networking vendor says its legacy business is dwindling as it positions itself as a partner to telcos both in transforming their networks to IP and in building a future comms strategy.
Charter Seals Deals for TWC, Bright House
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5/26/2015  |  12 comments
Charter plans to spend about $56 billion to acquire Time Warner Cable and another $10.4 billion to purchase Bright House Networks.
Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses
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5/26/2015  |  1 comment
CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Trials 400G in Czech Republic
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5/26/2015  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone shareholders like the sound of a merger with Liberty; German spectrum auction imminent; TeliaSonera makes IoT investment.
Charter to Merge With Time Warner Cable, Acquire Bright House Networks
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5/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Complex deal that brings together three cable operators will result in the creation of a company serving 23.9 million customers in 41 states.
Charter Nears Deal for TWC – Reports
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5/25/2015  |  1 comment
Charter is closing in on a $55.1 billion deal to buy Time Warner Cable, with the generous help of Liberty Broadband, according to multiple press reports Monday.
Bidding War for TWC Looks Likelier
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5/22/2015  |  21 comments
Altice head Patrick Drahi reportedly meets with TWC CEO Rob Marcus in New York while FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler clarifies his position on cable deals.
TiVo Secures 2-Year Set-Top Waiver
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5/22/2015  |  5 comments
The FCC has awarded TiVo a temporary waiver so that it can continue to sell set-tops that don't comply with the DLNA's home networking standard to its cable operator customers.
Leading Lights Finalists 2015: Most Innovative Gigabit Broadband Service
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5/22/2015  |  4 comments
Find out more about the broadband network operators that made it onto our awards shortlist for most innovative gigabit service.
Wave Raises $130M for Gigabit Expansion
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5/22/2015  |  1 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  |  10 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  |  3 comments
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?
Shades of Ray  | 
5/21/2015  |  5 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  |  11 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  |  16 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.
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From The Founder
Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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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.
LRTV Custom TV
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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Procera has gathered facts, stats and customer experience feedback from a survey of 540 users from across the globe.
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Bidding War for TWC Looks Likelier
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/22/2015
Charter Seals Deals for TWC, Bright House
Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/26/2015
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Trials 400G in Czech Republic
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/26/2015
Will Carriers Follow Facebook's Networking Lead?
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/28/2015
Charter Plans Business Services, Wireless Push
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/27/2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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