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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/16/2018
Deutsche Telekom, Intel and MobiledgeX to lead a new Telecom Infra Project (TIP) group focused on APIs that will enable developers to write apps able to run on edge computing resources.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/16/2018
Two and a half years into its mission, the Facebook-led TIP claims to have made networks exciting for the first time in 20 years. But as it enters the procurement phase, its task may get even harder.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/16/2018
Two of the leading industry groups trying to break the stranglehold of big vendors on the radio access network look set to combine their efforts.
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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/16/2018
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
Microsoft co-founder also had strong ties to the cable industry going back to earlier wave of operator consolidations and pioneering work with Internet-connected set-top boxes and advanced video user interfaces.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
‘... I still enjoy a good fight for the right reasons,’ Icahn warns. Let's make popcorn and watch the show.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.
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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/15/2018
Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a long-term hedge against obsolescence.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
Analyst expects that Arris will absorb 'at least a portion' of new US tariffs as operators intend to hold vendor to modem price agreements struck prior to tariff introduction.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/15/2018
Marco Rubio and Mark Warner have written to Canada's prime minister and urged him to stop Huawei from selling 5G products in Canada.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/15/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN braces for cuts; eSIM pioneer raises £18 million; Eleven Sports challenges UK soccer taboo.
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IBM's Cybersecurity Operations Center Hits the Road
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 10/16/2018
Big Blue has converted a 23-ton Mercedes tractor trailer into a mobile security ...
Living With Compromised Technology Supply Chains in a Post-Supermicro World
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 10/15/2018
In the wake of Bloomberg's jarring exposé on tainted motherboards from ...
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AT&T Suffering Service Outage in Dallas-Ft. Worth Area
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
Company says fire at facility caused by lightning strike is the culprit.
Should Utilities Foot Fiber Bill in Vermont?
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/12/2018
Democratic candidate Christine Hallquist, herself a former CEO of Vermont ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
5G RANs: Vendors' Emerging Portfolios
October 2018
This report analyzes key vendors' progress at this critical juncture in the evolution of the 5G market. It looks at the 5G RAN solutions they are offering now, timelines for commercial 5G technology launch, and customer trial and contract announcements. Further, the report compares some of the differences in the solutions coming to market and profiles eight leading vendors.
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Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
September 2018
This report provides an update of cable's fiber deployments and assesses the prospects for coherent optics in the cable access network. It explores potential use cases and includes a chart of 19 technology suppliers that are participating in CableLabs' P2P coherent optics working group.
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Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Increasingly Rely Upon Automation in IoT Networks
September 2018
Automation is slowly but surely becoming a part of the Internet of Things (IoT) network architecture, according to the latest survey results from the Thought Leadership Council (TLC). This TLC group was asked nine questions about the impact of IoT on network architecture. The results clearly indicate that CSPs increasingly are turning to automation as they build IoT networks, and they continue to focus on security as a primary area of concern in those networks.
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DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 9/10/2018
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Eric Hutchinson's goals as CEO of Spirent are nothing if not ambitious. He is seeking to not only move the long-time testing and assurance vendor into a new strategic ...
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