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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/6/2015
What's the relationship between online video distributors (OVDs) and multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs)? In the immortal words of the Facebook status line: It's ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/6/2015
With Gigabit Fever still running rampant in broadband circles, the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1 is considered the highest next-gen technology priority for the cable industry this year.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/2/2015
Move over, DOCSIS. In its first gigabit service deployment, Comcast will start rolling out a symmetrical 2Gbit/s residential broadband service next month over a fiber-to-the-home ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/30/2015
The FCC is finding it difficult to recommend an industry-wide downloadable content security strategy at a time when both content and security are rapidly changing.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/27/2015
Nearly six years after the concept was first introduced, TV Everywhere finally appears to be getting somewhere.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 3/26/2015
While the telcos have made a lot more noise about SDN and NFV, the cable industry is quietly making strides on virtualization as well, focusing mainly on incorporating open standards and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/20/2015
Call it a collective science experiment. Pay-TV providers are testing multiple combinations of broadband, traditional television and over-the-top (OTT) video services to see which ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/19/2015
With more reason than ever to reclaim analog bandwidth, Cox Communications is now extending its transition to all-digital TV beyond its launch market in Connecticut to systems in Rhode ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/19/2015
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies -- Service assurance becomes even more essential in virtualized networks, and it must be expanded to cover both physical and virtual ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/18/2015
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies -- Although it's called the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP), there hasn't been much convergence of data and video in CCAP ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/18/2015
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies -- If there were any questions about how quickly DOCSIS 3.1's development has progressed, Comcast Vice President of Access ...
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LRTV Documentaries
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.
LRTV Documentaries
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Documentaries
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.'
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
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.
LRTV Custom TV
DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.