Light Reading
Key developments related to the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and next generation network technologies.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/24/2015
After a dismal couple of quarters on the telco TV front in the US, Frontier is hoping to add some spark with the launch of its IP-based FrontierTV service in ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/23/2015
When it comes to customer premises equipment (CPE), Comcast and Liberty Global have a lot in common.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/20/2015
Another Friday, another Gigabites. In this week's edition, Windstream announces gigabit trials, municipal broadband suffers a setback in Seattle and more.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/19/2015
In what may be the biggest surprise of 2015, cable companies are breaking up the bundle and committing to skinnier TV packages.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/16/2015
Amid clear signs that the cable industry is ramping up its wireless activity, new information has emerged showing that Comcast is preparing a business WiFi product ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/13/2015
Welcome to your weekly Gigabites roundup. In this edition, 10-Gig becomes the next gigabit standard, AT&T adds a dozen new GigaPower markets and two cities take very ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 11/13/2015
Even though the industry has just started installing Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) devices in their headends, cable engineers are heating up the debate over ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/12/2015
Despite launching its own next-generation Contour video platform with great fanfare in 2013, Cox is now changing course and has confirmed preparations to roll out ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/10/2015
The in-home WiFi network is about to become a major battleground for service providers and equipment manufacturers alike. And the coming fight could shake up the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/9/2015
The FCC is dealing with more than a few weighty pay-TV issues at present. Note Charter's proposed deals to acquire Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/6/2015
It's your weekly roundup of gigabit broadband news. This week, Comcast signs a deal that could push gigabit broadband services to more apartment buildings, several ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/4/2015
Taking full advantage of DOCSIS 3.1 will require cable operators to upgrade not only headend equipment, but also network lines. Many of those upgrades are dependent ...
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The New IP
Connected Cars, Data & the Cloud
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 11/30/2015
Thanks to the combination of connected cars, analytic engines and the cloud, ...
Verizon Gets Smart With Cloud Control
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 11/30/2015
Verizon's partnership with VMTurbo allows enterprises to speed their critical ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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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 ...
Going Deeper With IP
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 8/22/2013
Cable techies explore remote PHY approach as way to convert IP to RF signals ...
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
11/16/2015 1:11:55 PM
VZ Layoffs
10/24/2015 1:26:11 AM
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10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
Wagner’s Ring
The Business Case for Open Source

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Open source helps companies enhance infrastructure, undermine competitors' advantage and teach collaboration. But there are problems.
Between the CEOs
Centec on Ethernet Switching

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Centec CEO James Sun talks to Steve Saunders about Ethernet switching and the white box revolution.
LRTV Custom TV
Delivering Service Agility in the Virtualization Era

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Interview with Massimo Fatato, WW OSS Business Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
Wagner’s Ring
How Might Open Source Fail?

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Open source, SDN, and NFV are looking inevitable – but performance, standards proliferation and regulatory capture could derail the movement.
LRTV Custom TV
NFV Lifecycle Orchestration – a Fresh Vision for Telco

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Simon Osborne, CTO Comptel, and Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell reveal the business impacts of new SDN and NFV, and what the term service orchestration actually means. Together they define Lifecycle Service Orchestration and how the virtualized future will look for telecoms operators.
Between the CEOs
Cisco's Virtual Role in Saudi

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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks with Zayan Sadek, Regional Manager at Cisco Systems, about the competitive communications services market and advance of virtualization in Saudi Arabia.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei Leads With Kubernetes for Cloud PaaS

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Huawei is looking to Kubernetes as a key tool for building robust open source technologies for customers and partners, said Ying Xiong, chief architect of cloud platform at Huawei, in an interview with Light Reading West Coast Bureau Chief Mitch Wagner at the recent Kubecon conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
WiC in London: The Highlight Reel

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NetCracker's Mervat El Dabae headlines an inspiring morning in London with help from leading women from Vodafone, TalkTalk, Hyperoptics and Ciena.
LRTV Documentaries
Why Saudi's So Hot for New Tech

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders reports from Saudi Arabia, a hyper-competitive market desperate to embrace the next generation of communications technologies and services.
LRTV Custom TV
Why Data Models Deliver More Value Than Information Models

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Stefan Vallin argues that more automation is needed to manage end-to-end services and the hybrid networks they run on, and that data models are key to achieving this.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
SDN Management & Orchestration in the WAN

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Carol Wilson and Packet Design CTO Cengiz Alaettinoglu discuss CSPs' SDN service delivery and assurance requirements. Learn about a modular approach to building automated control, orchestration and management functions for the WAN that are policy- and analytics-driven.
LRTV Custom TV
Flash Networks: Optimizing for Radio Spectral Efficiency

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Today most optimization vendors only focus on optimizing voice or data. Ofer Gottfried, Flash Networks' CTO, shows how improving data throughput and maximizing spectral efficiency reduces capital and operating expenses while also providing a platform for user engagement.
From The Founder
Steve Saunders provides an overview of white box networking and introduces a new "slim line" version of the OSI 7-layer model.
December 15, 2015
Virtualizing Cable Services
Webinar Archive
Allot MobileTrends Report H2/2015 reveals how daily online behavior can be used to discover smarter ways to profile customers and propose valuable, real-time offers to them.
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CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/27/2015
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