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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, 7/3/2015
A&E Networks has become the latest major US TV programmer to join the over-the-top (OTT) video parade, launching an online video streaming service styled after ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 7/2/2015
It looks like AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion deal to buy DirecTV will sail through its regulatory review shortly, unlike Comcast's proposed $45.2 billion deal to buy ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/2/2015
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler believes the impact of railroad and telegraph networks in the 19th century still outweighs that of the Internet in today's society. ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 7/2/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; "father of SMS" dies.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/1/2015
Eight weeks into being a gigabit Internet service user, I can confidently say that… not a lot has changed. (See Geeking Out Over Gigabit.)
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/1/2015
Mike LaJoie may have retired as CTO of Time Warner Cable, but his engineering work is still bearing fruit.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/1/2015
Many network interconnection arrangements are deliberately kept confidential. On the other hand, some are not.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/30/2015
The traditional pay-TV set-top box business may finally be starting to show its age.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2015
Calix is the latest fixed access network equipment vendor to unveil its next-generation, high-capacity fiber broadband technology based on the NG-PON2 standard.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/30/2015
If the first phase of the smart home is about adding sensors to light bulbs and door locks, the second phase is about collecting and analyzing data to make the ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 6/30/2015
NetScout is about to close a massive acquisition that will be the catalyst for a new strategy and broader push into the communications networking sector.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/30/2015
Among the 100 communities served by Adtran's Enabling Communities, Connecting Lives initiative, Nolensville, Chapel Hill, and College Grove, Tennessee stand out in a ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/30/2015
Arris has hit its first speed bump on the road to acquiring set-top rival Pace.
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OpenDaylight: Running on Lithium
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/3/2015
As service providers are focusing on moving their their SDN and NFV projects out ...
Webinar Sneak Peek: Dealing With the Breach
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/2/2015
Cyber security is tops on the list of essentials for service providers in the New ...
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
, 6/29/2015
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of ...
Vendor Selection Survey: New Criteria for the New IP Era
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 6/16/2015
It's not only communications service providers that are transforming – vendors ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat Demo

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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!