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France's Orange hinted at a capital expenditure increase in 2017 as it reported modest growth in sales and earnings for its 2016 fiscal year, thanks largely to the ...
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Capping off a stellar quarterly earnings report, Arris overshadowed its own good news with the announcement that it plans to acquire both Ruckus Wireless and the ...
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Here's a logic puzzle. Despite the growth of its over-the-top skinny bundle service Sling TV, Dish today reported a decline in total video subscribers for 2016 and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/22/2017
AT&T is streaming its DirecTV Now mobile video service over 5G... at least in a series of early lab tests.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/21/2017
Back in the day, Light Reading was all about the mothership website -- you know, this one, launched in 2000 -- and the band of smartypants analysts collectively known ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/21/2017
To build a broadband network, Internet providers need access to utility poles. The subject sounds mundane, but Google Fiber has repeatedly raised the issue as a ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/17/2017
Seeking to boost video-on-demand (VOD) usage, Chile's largest MSO has become the latest cable operator to deploy a cloud-based video platform designed to improve ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/17/2017
If there's any common ground between Democrats and Republicans in the US today, it's the agreement that government has a role to play in upgrading outdated American ...
By Rick Boucher, 2/17/2017
Throughout his career in government, new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has made it clear that he cares about broadband deployment -- a ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 2/17/2017
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google application; and more.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/16/2017
Despite strong continued growth prospects and overall revenue gains, TiVo is facing several headwinds in the new year, including a protracted legal battle with ...
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Linux Foundation Welds OPEN-O, ECOMP Into ONAP
Carl Weinschenk, Contributing Editor, 2/23/2017
Combing OPEN-O and ECOMP into ONAP should bring more harmony to the MANO sector.
Mobile is Taking Over Video: AOL Study
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/8/2017
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Mohamed Madkour explains the benefits of WTTX while Dimitris Mavrakis discusses the challenges of delivering home broadband access.
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Huawei on Mobile Broadband

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Analysys Mason Talks About the Future of Digital Operations

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Software Trends in the Telecom Sector

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Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks with Telecoms.com Editorial Director Scott Bicheno about trends and developments in the telecoms software sector and what to expect at MWC 2017.
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Huawei's Pre-MWC Analyst Briefing 2017 Highlights

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MWC17: 5G, Cloud RAN & More

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Ovum Senior Analyst Julian Bright talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about all things MWC, including Cloud RAN, Huawei's pitch to the industry and the road to 5G.
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MWC 2017's Key 2-Letter Terms

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5G, AI, VR... these are just some of the two-letter terms that will dominate show-floor chat at MWC 2017 in Barcelona, according to these two blow-hards (a.k.a. Scott Bicheno of Telecoms.com and Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre). And then there's PB...
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Key Trends for Mobile Operators in Developing Markets

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Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com about the challenges and opportunities facing mobile operators in the developing markets of Africa and the Middle East.
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AT&T ECOMP (Enhanced Control, Orchestration, Management and Policy) code is transitioning into the Linux Foundation for placement into open source. In this video, Carol Wilson provides an update on the maturation of open source ECOMP and meets with industry leaders from AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Linux Foundation and Amdocs to discuss what this means for the ...
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Uber & NASA Collaborate on Flying Car Project

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Zuckerberg Tries Out the Oculus Rift VR Glove

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Facebook CEO shows off a new way to interact with the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset: an Oculus glove.
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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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Charting the CSP's Future
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.