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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/16/2017
Despite a relatively late start, the cable industry is now staking out its own turf in the software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) space, even leading ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/11/2017
With SCTE Cable-Tec Expo less than a week away, the time is right for a review of how distributed access architectures (DAA) have advanced in the last year. There are several reasons ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/11/2017
Making good on its promise to fast-track next-gen broadband standards this year, CableLabs has released the critical physical layer specifications for its new Full Duplex (FDX) DOCSIS ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/14/2017
Angling to branch out beyond its traditional European base, a major Scandinavian cable equipment vendor is making a play for the lucrative North American MSO market this fall.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/12/2017
After years of reaching for the cloud separately, ActiveVideo and Zodiac Interactive are now working together to offer cloud-based video services and advanced user interfaces to a wide ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/5/2017
US cable and telecom companies have been insistent about driving fiber deeper into their networks, but how much fiber investment is realistic, and how much is wishful thinking?
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/24/2017
Even as cable operators steadily accelerate their rollouts of the new, multi-gigabit-enabling DOCSIS 3.1 spec, leading industry engineers are pressing forward with two next-gen ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/19/2017
Seeking to carve out a bigger role in the expanding global broadband market and compete against other emerging access technologies like G.fast, the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/15/2017
Remote PHY appears to be the early distributed access architecture (DAA) approach of choice for cablecos on both sides of the Atlantic, due largely to its relative ease of deployment.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/30/2017
Seeking to help find and foster the next generation of media leaders, Light Reading is joining forces with other industry organizations to support students developing new TV, broadband ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/12/2017
It's never easy picking a winner for the "Most Innovative New Cable Product or Service" category because there are always many worthy candidates. But this year's crop of entries for the ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Game of Phones

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LONDON, 10/17/2017 – This week we welcome guest podder Jesse from TV business title TBI to talk about how video content is distributed and monetized, and what lesson the telecoms world can learn in its apparent desperation to move in that direction. Jamie is back from his latest travels and brings us news of what was discussed at the Nordic Digital Business ...
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Nominum & Security for Small to Midsized Businesses

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REDWOOD CITY, 10/16/2017 – Arlen Frew discusses the latest security innovations Nominum is working on, from credential threats to encryption theft secured by their latest software that monitors Internet activity and potential malware within a group of employees.
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Light Reading Explores Software-Defined Capacity With Infinera

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DENVER, 10/11/2017 – At the Light Reading NFV and Carrier SDN event in Denver, Craig Matsumoto, Light Reading's editor in chief, sat down with Mark Showalter, Infinera's senior director of software product marketing, to discuss the role of software-defined capacity for optical networks.
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AT&T: Designing Hardware for the Cloud

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DENVER, 10/11/2017 – Hardware is simplified, and cloud-based software is distributed as micro-services across many servers, so failure of one isn't impactful, says Tom Anschutz, distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T. In support of this new approach, AT&T is submitting its hardware designs to the Open Compute Project including, most recently, its XGS-PON ...
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Technology & Test: Preparing for 5G

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SAN FRANCISCO, 10/10/2017 – As LTE rapidly moves towards 5G, companies must prepare and transition in order to handle advanced features and standards. In this informative video, Anritsu provides insight into the technology and capabilities evolution to 5G as well as the considerations and impact on test and measurement moving forward.
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Verizon on Automating Network Services

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DENVER, 10/10/2017 – Verizon's Fred Oliveira addresses challenges to NFV orchestration, including the amount of time spent managing individual network elements. Oliveira says the industry needs to move away from spending significant time developing individual, low-level VNFs and focus on driving more automation of network services.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Up to No Good

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The Light Reading sandwich makes an appearance once more as Scott is joined by Ray and Iain. They start by arguing the toss over whether ISPs should be allowed to sell broadband on the basis of "up to" a maximum speed that is rarely achieved, which leads to a showdown between the LR lads. Roaming further afield, they reflect on the turmoil in the Indian telecoms ...
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BT: NFV Services Taking Hold

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DENVER, 10/9/2017 – BT's Jim Sabey says the global operator is delivering cloud-based virtualized services and developing its own app store, overcoming early customer concerns about the reliability of virtualization. As a result, technology BT has used internally for years is now directly serving customers.
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Bill Walker's Best Practices for Transformation

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CenturyLink's director of network architecture shares his practical insights on a number of topics, including how to best train and retain good network/IT folks, the challenges of converting COs and wire centers to data centers, and why "fast pivot" makes more sense than "fast failure."
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Sprint's Stark on Stepping Out of the Comfort Zone

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DENVER, 10/5/2017 – Jill Stark, region president of enterprise sales for Sprint, shares her approach to leading a diverse team. In addition, Stark addresses the importance of seeking out mentors, and encourages women in the communications industry to take risks and step out of their comfort zone in order to meet their career goals.
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OneAccess & Virtualization-Enabled Managed Enterprise Services

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DENVER, 10/4/2017 – Pravin Mirchandani, OneAccess CMO, describes the impact of NFV on the enterprise router market and how OneAccess as a service provider specialist is best positioned to help them with the challenging issue of service migration with a flexible, open portfolio from the NETCONF-enabled router to the white box CPE and VNFs.
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How to Identify & Prevent Communication Failures in NFC Transactions

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Imagine your company produces contactless payment terminals (NFC) for banking and retail. Recently, you keep getting complaints from the payment provider about failed payment transactions in a certain region. How to find the cause of the problem? It is much too costly to send out engineers to check all faulty terminals. Don't worry, the new COMPRION TraceCase ...