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Key developments from the cable networking sector, including DOCSIS, RDK, cable business services, gateways/STBs and more.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/16/2017
Just a year after gobbling up Pace for $2.1 billion, Arris is now reportedly bidding to buy Brocade's networking equipment business for up to $1 billion.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/13/2017
Will spending on cable network upgrades take off this year? George Notter certainly thinks so.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/13/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI lines up NFV interop tests in Spain; Telekom Austria teams up with Turner for cartoon channel distribution; EE bringing it ...
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This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Secret's "Pitch" commercial advocates for female tech founders; Finnish girls are rejecting STEM; Bad Bitch cards replace your ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/13/2017
Once upon a time, television was a common cultural experience. Now, however, the media universe is so fractured that every program is competing against shows on ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/12/2017
Bucking the gigabit trend, Verizon has announced a new Internet service tier with speeds reaching 750 megabits per second. The upgraded service will start rolling ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/12/2017
Just as the Internet ushered in a new digital economy in the late 20th century, Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson believes the advent of 5G wireless connectivity will ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/11/2017
Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/11/2017
Liberty Media Chairman John Malone is reported to have suggested that the three largest cable companies in the US could join forces and mount a bid for T-Mobile, the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/11/2017
Verizon is pressing its case for NG-PON2 as the next upgrade in passive optical networking technology. The service provider says it has now demonstrated what it ...
By Craig Leddy, 1/10/2017
As 2017 promises to be "the Year of DOCSIS 3.1" for cable, the industry is working to supercharge its Internet delivery upstream. While DOCSIS 3.0 and 3.1 have set ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/10/2017
It's been several years since Cisco first turned its gaze toward cloud-based video services, and while it's taken multiple acquisitions, product iterations and name ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 1/10/2017
In a clever gambit, AT&T and Time Warner are seeking to circumvent a potentially problematic FCC review of their merger pact by keeping Time Warner's broadcast ...
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Hyun Chul In, director of the IPTV service from LG U+, says that using a ...
Cloud Enabled-IoT: A World of Opportunity
John Hoffman, CEO & Director, GSMA, 1/16/2017
During a conference last year, John Hoffman, CEO and director of the GSMA, spoke ...
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Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
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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, ...
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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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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Heavy Reading: Big Video Set to Disrupt

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore talks about the challenges of managing and monetizing bandwidth-intensive video, and how service providers will need to transform their networks to cope with the big video explosion.
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Heavy Reading: IoT Set to Disrupt

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Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst of IoT, Steve Bell, tells Light Reading how the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform service provider markets, business models and mindsets, and how virtualizing the network core and Fog networking is key to meeting the agility and flexibility demands of IoT in the future.
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Ensemble SmartWAN Explained

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Ray Le Maistre and Prayson Pate, CTO of the Ensemble division at ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the details around the recent Ensemble SmartWAN announcement from ADVA and its potential impact on the SD-WAN movement as it goes virtual.
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Telstra Shares Digital Dos & Don'ts

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Telstra's Managing Director of EMEA Tom Homer shares his insight into what makes a good partner in today's digital world.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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.