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Key developments from the cable networking sector, including DOCSIS, RDK, cable business services, gateways/STBs and more.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/29/2016
Cutting short what promised to be a very long open Commission meeting, the FCC announced less than an hour before start time this morning that it would take the ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/29/2016
FRANKFURT -- Ultra-Broadband Forum 2016 -- Across much of Europe, cable networks seem to be doing a much better job than telco technologies of satisfying demand for ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/28/2016
Hitron Technologies Americas has introduced a handheld spectrum analysis meter for cable network installers and technicians.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/28/2016
In a surprise move, Harmonic announced this morning that it's signed a warrant agreement with Comcast that gives the cable company access to an investment stake in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/28/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva revenues up; Nokia drives French UBB; Ericsson updates analytics; Vodafone UK tops complaints table.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/28/2016
TiVo is having trouble in the retail hardware market. But the company's made big strides in the service provider channel, and through the merger with Rovi, it now ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/27/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange invests in Israeli security startup; ETNO reaffirms support of ICANN proposals; 3 pushes for BT/Openreach separation.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/27/2016
What do you do when HTML5 doesn't pan out as a panacea? When it comes to pay-TV apps, you start looking at hybrid alternatives.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/26/2016
Hot on the heels of Nokia's announcement that it's launching a virtualized CCAP platform, Casa Systems says it too is bringing a virtual CCAP solution to market.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/26/2016
Following its acquisition of Gainspeed over the summer, Nokia is now launching headlong into the cable access market with the announcement of a new product line-up ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/26/2016
There is no standard when it comes to TV operating systems -- whether you're talking about smart TVs, media streaming hardware or pay-TV provider platforms. In the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/23/2016
It's Friday! In today's roundup of gigabit news, Arris expands its gigabit gateway line, AT&T sues Nashville over a new Google-friendly law, Ting adds to its list of ...
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Aditya Kishore, Principal Analyst, Diametric Analysis, 9/29/2016
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Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
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Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/27/2016
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
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Flexible Deployment Approaches for the Gigabit Services Evolution

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For many operators, the gigabit evolution begins with the shift from DOCSIS 3.0 to DOCSIS 3.1. But that move represents a change not only in the protocol itself, but in the approach to architecting their entire DOCSIS delivery chain -- from the headend to the outside plant and home gateway components.

Jonathan Ruff, senior director of global technical ...

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Level 3 VP: Enterprises Need More for Less

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Andrew Dugan, Level 3 group vice president of global technology and IT, says enterprises need more bandwidth and they need it faster and with greater security, but they want to spend less, if possible. They are looking to carriers to reduce their network complexity and help protect them from cyberattacks as well.
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CenturyLink: SDN/NFV Pose New Interconnection Possibilities

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Network operators should develop new APIs and business processes for reselling virtual assets to each other, says CenturyLink's Bill Walker. That will enable them to build digital business portfolios that help them avoid becoming commodity transport providers.
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Level 3: Overcoming Terror of Being Supplier, Integrator & Developer

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Travis Ewert of Level 3 Communications said there is terror in becoming supplier, integrator and developer, but it can be overcome and be cost effective.
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Introducing IoT World News

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Self-driving cars, medical sensors, smart cities... and refrigerators. In order to address the huge scope of IoT, KNect365 has created a unique online community that will help businesses to understand and monetize the opportunities that live within the IoT market. We look forward to welcoming you to IoT World News -- your gateway to a better connected future.
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AT&T: Reusable Functions Next NFV Key

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The next generation of NFV has to break functions down into reusable software chunks, making everything much more cloud-like.
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Masergy on Security: Attackers Gaining Upper Hand

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At Light Reading's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Ray Watson, vice president of Global Technology at Masergy, says that because of the growth in virtualization, the threat landscape is shifting in favor of the attackers. As a result, service providers need to think beyond just defending the perimeter and take a more holistic approach to security.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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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.