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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, 4/20/2018
A new wireless partnership announced today between Comcast and Charter may offer a clue as to where the two cable companies are headed next.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2018
Ericsson has taken a giant step closer to profitability for the first three months of 2018 thanks to hefty cost cutting, a renewed commitment to R&D and the ditching ...
By Eryn Leavens, Special Features & Copy Editor, 4/20/2018
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Are quotas the answer to diversity?; women in tech on Twitter get an influx of new followers; is the tech gender gap akin to the ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/20/2018
It's interesting and instructive to read the trial notes from the court case covering the DOJ's lawsuit against AT&T, particularly in light of the recent Facebook ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/20/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 flashes its green credentials; Nokia teams up with OSIsoft; media bigwig supports Fox/Sky deal.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 4/20/2018
"What is? Is. What was? Will be. What will be was, but will be again." - Arnold Horshack
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/19/2018
AT&T doesn't like Comcast much. Or at least John Stankey, senior executive vice president at AT&T, doesn't think very highly of his cable competitor.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/19/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Red Hat, Adtran join Spanish 5G R&D initiative; Sky powers on; Orange pals up with Siemens for IoT; DT's Open Telekom goes hybrid.
By Craig Leddy, 4/19/2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a trendy catchphrase for something that cable's been talking about for years: connected homes, automated services and voice controls. ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/18/2018
Lawmakers are arguing about net neutrality again. In an effort to craft legislation that would protect net neutrality from the whims of the ruling party within the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/17/2018
Mignon Clyburn, a Democrat and sharp critic of FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, is stepping down as FCC commissioner after eight years of service, ahead of her term's end by ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/17/2018
While one new video codec, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), is still working to gain mass adoption by video providers and equipment makers, an even more ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/17/2018
It's been a rocky road for the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC).
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Login With Facebook & Watch Your Personal Data Leak
Larry Loeb, Author, 4/20/2018
A common feature on many popular websites allows users to login with their ...
Cyberattacks Have Doubled, but Security Is Getting Better at Blocking Them
Jeffrey Burt, Freelance Editor & Journalist, 4/20/2018
In a survey, Accenture said the number of targeted attacks like ransomware and ...
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Optical Network Just Peachy for Georgia Wholesaler
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 4/20/2018
A2D, a wholesale carrier that builds and operates open-access networks for rural ...
Is Monetization of High Speeds Still Broadband Operators' Top Priority?
Niall Hunt, Editor, 4/19/2018
What are broadband operators' top priorities this year, and how will they compare ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
Atrinet Pivots, Tackles Hybrid Network Headaches
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/13/2018
Network management vendor revamps its strategy to promote itself as a telco cloud ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 2/6/2018
Systems integration giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is transforming itself ...
Light Reading's 2017 Survey of Women in Comms
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 9/18/2017
The results are in from Light Reading's first-of-its-kind survey, taking the ...
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