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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Verizon is hoping that bringing channel bonding to NG-PON2 will finally allow it to increase bandwidth on an access fiber network without also changing out the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Calix today is announcing a successful demonstration of channel bonding on its NG-PON2 technology to deliver 40 Gbit/s of symmetrical service on a single fiber in an ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/22/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/15/2017
5G is the gigabit-plus wireless technology that will dominate the next decade, and -- by extension -- the lives of people that use smartphones, tablets, cars and much ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/4/2017
T-Mobile US could be looking at a bill of up to $25 billion to build a nationwide 5G network by the end of 2020, according to rough estimates from market research ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/3/2017
John Legere, the belligerent, potty-mouthed boss of T-Mobile US, is famous for ranting about his bigger rivals' shortcomings.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/2/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight less than fully satisfied with Q1 results; Nokia upgrades Cosmote backhaul in Greece; BT completes trading-floor ...
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/27/2017
Intel is pushing ahead with trying to open up new markets such as 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) as the chipmaker posted mixed results overall and missed on in ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/24/2017
Pole attachment rules -- rules that govern how telecom companies can attach equipment to utility poles to deliver Internet and phone services -- are a huge problem ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/19/2017
Earlier this year, Verizon released a forecast of its capital expenditures for 2017 as somewhere between $16.8 billion and $17.5 billion. Now the telco has further ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/18/2017
Crown Castle's takeover spree has continued with the $600 million acquisition of another fiber network operator, Wilcon.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 4/14/2017
India's telcos are continuing to invest in upgrading and modernizing their networks in the face of growing competition. But the wave of consolidation sweeping the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/5/2017
Similar to its major US counterparts, Liberty Global has big plans for introducing next-gen cable technologies and services across its European, South American and ...
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US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2017
Smartphone penetration has rocketed in the US, but TVs are still the most widely ...
AT&T's $119M Plan to Modernize Centers for Disease Control
Carl Weinschenk, Contributing Editor, 5/26/2017
AT&T was recently awarded a $119 million contract by the US General Services ...
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The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 9/15/2016
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/23/2016
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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Agent of Change: A Q&A With AT&T's John Donovan

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Carol Wilson talks with the man leading AT&T's transformation efforts about the challenge of change.
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BCE Service Provider Panel: The New Business Realities

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For virtualization to happen, the telecom industry first has to grapple with key functional aspects of SDN and NFV that need to be universal, such as onboarding of virtualized network functions and federation of software-defined networks.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.