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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/28/2017
Cable operator WOW has filed preliminary documents with the SEC in preparation for an initial public offering. The goal as stated in the filing is to raise up to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/27/2017
The move to distributed access architectures is a transition that many in the cable industry have called a once-in-a-lifetime network transformation event. And if ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/23/2017
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies -- "Fiber deep" is becoming more common as a cable operator strategy in the gigabit era, but as a panel of experts ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/22/2017
Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2017
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies -- Cable's ace-in-the-hole, its coaxial cable plant, has a long life ahead but smart operators will be putting in ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2017
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies -- Assessing the US cable industry's competitive position isn't so much a matter of deciding if the glass is ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/17/2017
US telecom companies are navigating a rough patch in the residential broadband and pay-TV sectors. The combined toll of transitioning customers to next-generation ...
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/15/2017
If you're looking for cable operators to ditch their current hybrid-fiber coax (HFC) networks in favor of FTTH networks en masse, then you'd better prepare yourself ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/13/2017
What do you get when you funnel nearly $100 million into advanced wireless networking research? The National Science Foundation is hoping for multiple test-bed ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/9/2017
Despite cutting back on its overall capital expenditures, Altice is still going full speed ahead with its plans to go all-fiber throughout its US territories.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/7/2017
Seeking to catch up with its fellow big US MSOs, Charter Communications has put out an RFP on DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems to equipment suppliers as it gets ready to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/6/2017
Calling the overlay "uncanny," Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit took the opportunity at Deutsche Bank's 25th Annual Media & Telecom Conference today to share the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/1/2017
Cable operators are crafting actual plans to virtualize and distribute key parts and functions of their access networks after years of brave talk about doing so, ...
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Bjørn-Taale Sandberg, head of Telenor Research, talks about how his company is ...
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Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 3/28/2017
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Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/27/2016
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , International Group Editor , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
At MWC 2017, Qualcomm's CTO Matt Grob talks to Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders about the progress being made in the development of the technologies and standards that will underpin 5G.
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Live Demo: DevOps in Service Chains & 5G Network Slices PoC

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Executives from PoC collaborating companies – Patrick Waldemar, VP and Head of Technology at Telenor Research, John Healy, VP of the Datacenter Network Solutions Group at Intel, Vincent Spinelli, SVP of Global Sales and Marketing at RIFT.io, Mats Eriksson, CEO and co-founder of Arctos Labs, and Mats Nordlund, CEO and co-founder of Netrounds – review ...
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The Year of Fat & Skinny Bundles

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In this fireside chat, Roku's Andrew Ferrone predicts that 2017 will be the year of multichannel OTT video bundles and spells out other trends in the OTT and pay-TV markets.
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BBWF 2016: Orange Poland's Next-Gen Central Office

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Introduction to Orange Poland's legacy next-generation central office solution.
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Viavi at OFC 2017

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Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Craig Matsumoto reports from the Viavi booth at OFC and gets an update on the 400G testing market from Tom Fawcett, VP and GM of LAB & Production. At this year's event, Viavi won three awards from Lightwave magazine and showcased an interoperability demo with Ethernet Alliance and Finisar.
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Connecting the Entire Home With DOCSIS 3.1

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Hitron Technologies had the first cable modem certified for DOCSIS 3.1 and already has over 120,000 units in the field. Greg Fisher, CTO of Hitron, provides an update on his company's rollout of new gateways and why he thinks DOCSIS 3.1 will continue to drive value for operators into 2017 and beyond.
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Amazon Prime's Hand of God Creator on Producing for OTT

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Ben Watkins is the creator, writer and producer of Hand of God, a series on Amazon Prime. At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, he explained the advantages of producing for an OTT platform versus traditional TV.
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How Metrological Keeps Cable Customers on the Couch

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Metrological offers an open source solution that reduces the time it takes cable operators to integrate OTT content into the linear television viewing experience.
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The ABC of OTT

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At Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen conference in Denver, Ben Watkins, creator of Amazon Prime's Hand of God show, explained how producing content for an OTT platform differs from producing content for traditional TV.
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Why Analytics Is the Tech World's Digital Glue

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It was obvious at the massive annual CeBIT enterprise tech trade show that the foundation for tech innovation right now is real-time analytics.
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CommScope – Meeting the Demands of Tomorrow's Networks

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Phil Sorksy, Vice President International at CommScope, discusses addressing the challenges faced by service providers today, and as future trends emerge.
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AMS-IX & Huawei's OSN 902

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Huawei shows how its OSN 902 platform helps the Amsterdam Internet exchange to connect the world using multiplexing.
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Huawei's Smart Energy Innovation Center

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In Nuremberg, Huawei showcases its latest capabilities in the digitalization of Internet resources, network infrastructure and intelligence at its Smart Energy Innovation Center.
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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.