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By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 1/30/2015
T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are joining forces to bring 4G LTE to Chicago's subway system by the end of the year, a project that will cost them $32.5 million ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/30/2015
UK fixed-line incumbent BT has revealed plans to roll out a nationwide ultra-fast broadband service using the bandwidth-boosting G.fast standard.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/30/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sales up in Q4; Jay-Z buys Scandinavian streaming service; startups in ice-holes.
By Danny Dicks, 1/30/2015
Long Term Evolution (LTE) investment and virtualization/cloudification are the two meta-trends that will drive the telecom industry in 2015. Even wireline networks ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/30/2015
BT has announced plans to run large-scale trials of G.fast, the next-generation fixed broadband technology, this summer and said it looked forward to launching ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/29/2015
Pro-tip for Comcast customer retention: If your customer is quitting, calling the customer a dirty name probably isn't going to change their mind.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/29/2015
The Advanced Wireless Services-3 (AWS-3) auction closed at $44.89 billion in total bids Thursday. The FCC had set an initial reserve price of $10 billion. At ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 1/29/2015
Metro 100G is the talk of the optical sector, and on the roadmaps of every service provider great and small. The smaller network operators might not seem the most ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/29/2015
As expected, the FCC today boosted the minimum broadband speed threshold from 4 Mbit/s downstream and 1 Mbit/s upstream (4/1) to 25 Mbit/s downstream and 3 Mbit/s ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/29/2015
Maybe Time Warner Cable doesn't need Comcast so badly after all.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/29/2015
Citrix Systems plans to cut 900 positions -- 700 full-time and 200 contractors -- and will also consolidate some of its less popular products to improve efficiency, ...
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NFV Helps Boost Wireless
Anita Karvé , Freelance Contributor , 1/30/2015
Service providers are constantly on the lookout for that next big thing to drive ...
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Policy Management Market Ramps Up
Elizabeth Miller Coyne , Editor , 1/29/2015
A new Policy Management Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider ...
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Hot Market Sectors to Watch in 2015
Vol. 15, No. 2, January 2015
This report identifies 10 "hot areas" for 2015, highlights interesting developments in 2014, explains why each the market sector is likely to sizzle this year, how warm the temperature will get and how the sector can be expected to impact carriers, service providers and vendors in the coming year.
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Security Vendors Tackle the Enterprise BYOD Challenge
Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2015
This report examines the market for customer service in mobile security solutions, analyzing how and where such solutions are used, and areas of growth expected in the market over the next two years. The report discusses drivers and challenges in the industry and includes a comparative analysis of solutions available.
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CES Preview: 5 TV and Tech Trends
Mari Silbey , Independent Technology Editor , 1/2/2015
CES is here, and so is our preview of some of the top TV and networking tech ...
10 SPIT Vendors to Watch in 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
Small Cell Movers & Shakers: Update
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 12/26/2014
It's been a year of major change for small cells and those championing them, so ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Weekly Executive Interview
Join us live for Light Reading's interview with Jay Samit, the newly appointed CEO of publicly traded SeaChange International Inc. With a resume that includes Sony, EMI, and Universal, Samit brings a reputation as an entrepreneur and a disruptor to his new role at the video solutions company. Hear what he has to say about the opportunities in video, as well as the outlook for cable, telco, OTT and mobile service providers.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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November 11-12, 2015, The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta, GA
December 1, 2015, The Westin Times Square, New York City
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Hot Topics
Google Continues Gigabit Expansion
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 1/27/2015
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/26/2015
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 1/23/2015
Overture Builds on NFV Foundation
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/27/2015
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Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/29/2015
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