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Key developments in the fixed broadband networking sector, including FTTX, PON, xDSL, and the networked home.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/13/2014
Sony has officially beaten out Dish, Verizon and several other would-be contenders in the race to bring new over-the-top video services to market.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 11/13/2014
AT&T chief Randall Stephenson has signaled his company's distaste for President Obama's recent call for regulating the Internet by putting the brakes on a major ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 11/13/2014
Flexing its fiber muscles further in its first market, Google Fiber has started rolling out commercial telecom services for small firms in the Kansas City area.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/12/2014
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers weighed in against a proposal to classify service providers as Title II common carriers in an effort to preserve net neutrality. ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 11/12/2014
While the City of Seattle struggles to find the right business model to get ultra-high-speed broadband for its residents, a small ISP has broadened its own efforts to ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/12/2014
Further blurring the lines between live TV and video-on-demand (VoD), thePlatform is introducing mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV into a VoD asset ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
Alcatel-Lucent became the latest IP platform vendor to unveil a virtual router Wednesday, tapping into the NFV zeitgeist for offering virtual alternatives to existing ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/12/2014
Nuage, the Alcatel-Lucent SDN business, plans to introduce a software-based solution designed to allow service providers to connect business customers to data centers ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/12/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.
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The Analytics/NFV/SDN Connection
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 11/13/2014
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Verizon's IoT Security Reality Check
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 11/12/2014
Verizon looks ahead at the coming year and provides insight into its IoT ...
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Colt-KVH: A Hook-Up Bound to Happen
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 11/12/2014
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Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and ...
Eurobites: Ericsson Plans $1.2B in Cuts
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/13/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky ...
Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and ...
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/29/2014
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility ...
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 10/27/2014
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets ...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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BT's Openreach Has High Hopes for Long-Reach VDSL

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Peter Bell, Network Portfolio CIO at BT's access business Openreach, talks about the operator's trial of a new broadband access technology called Long Reach VDSL.
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