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After all the fuss around HEVC licensing -- the multiple patent pools and arguments over rate schedules -- one industry player is introducing a new proposal that he ...
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Momentum continues to build behind 4K Ultra HD TV, but the path hasn't been as smooth as many had hoped.
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Mobile communications is a forward-looking industry, one which takes pride in a philosophy that the job is never done. No sooner is one network technology deployed ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/26/2016
Welcome to Gigabites. In this week's edition, new survey results from Adtran on what gigabit services are delivering, a possibly-accidental leak from Comcast on its ...
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE does deal with Apple Music; Vivendi looks to cut costs at pay-TV unit; catch-up TV content rights shake-up in the offing ...
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This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Should men attend women's conferences?; women still minority in finance and advertising; sexism at Rio Olympics; and more.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/25/2016
A sexy story like the news that Google Fiber may be getting gutted in a massive downsizing effort will get headlines all day long. But there's a problem when that ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/25/2016
By now the stats are well worn. Online video takes up a lot of network bandwidth, and Netflix streaming in particular accounts for more than a third of Internet ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/24/2016
Comcast has been an OpenStack proponent and core user since 2012, and in the four years since, the nation's largest cable company has racked up some impressive ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/24/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet targets wholesale market; Nokia rolls out 4G in Myanmar for Ooredoo; Opera offers VPN for Android; Inea offers 1Gbit/s ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/24/2016
No one's yet cracked the code on a mass-adoption TV operating system, but in lieu of that, Google is pressing ahead with virtual reality software that it hopes will ...
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Encounters at the End of the Sundance Trail
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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Accelerating Telecom Digital Transformation With Nominum DNS

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders gets an update from Nominum CEO Gary Messiana on how his company is helping carriers on the digital transformation journey.
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Reinventing Operations for a Virtual, Software-Defined World

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Jim Hodges speaks with Accenture's Larry Socher and Matt Anderson about what service providers must do to transform their business to get the benefits of SDN and NFV including: leveraging DevOps, introducing real-time OSS and implementing analytics.
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Fujitsu Sales Leader Shares Lessons Learned

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As Fujitsu's only female sales leader, Annie Bogue knows the importance of asking for what you want, being flexible (she's been relocated five times), keeping a meticulous calendar, 'leaning in,' working harder than everyone else around you, being aware and more.
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VeEX Test & Measurement Solutions

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Cyrille Morelle, president and CEO of VeEX Inc., talks test and measurement with Light Reading's Steve Saunders at BCE 2016. This includes innovative products such as VeSion Cloud-Based platform for network monitoring; MTTplus Modular Test platform for Access, Business, Carrier Ethernet, Transport and Core services; and OPX-BOX+ for Fiber Optics.
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VeEX: Live From BCE 2016

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VeEX's Senior Director of Business Development, Perry Romano, explains how VeEX provides tools to help install, maintain, monitor and manage network infrastructure efficiently and effectively. The portfolio of products on display include the RXT-6000, MTTplus and TX300s.
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Real-Time Telemetry & Analytics for Intelligent SDN Orchestration

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Packet Design CEO Scott Sherwood discusses how real-time network telemetry and analytics are enabling a new breed of SDN orchestration applications.
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The Russo Report: Driving Disruption

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In the first episode of a four-part series, Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders and Calix President and CEO Carl Russo drive around town discussing the disruptive mega-changes in the communications industry and where hope lies for service providers to meet the escalating demands of the cloud.
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NetScout: Maximizing Enterprise Cloud for Digital Transformation

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Light Reading Editor Mitch Wagner talks to NetScout CMO Jim McNiel about maximizing the benefits of enterprise cloud and digital transformation while minimizing potential pitfalls with a proper monitoring and instrumentation strategy.
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Ciena's VP Offers a Career Crash Course

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How did Ciena's Vice President of Sales, Angela Finn, carve out her career path? Simple, she tells WiC. She stayed true to her company, customers and principles. She shares her advice for women on how to be authentic and credible, as well as for companies that want to make a real change to their culture and practices.
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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.