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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/1/2015
Instead of taking over the old Time Warner Cable, it now seems apparent that Charter Communications intends to become the new Time Warner Cable, only better.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/1/2015
Proving that no industry is immune to the foolishness of April 1, telecom companies, media foundations and even physicists took to the web today to poke fun at the ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/1/2015
Try as you may to avoid it, 5G is here. Well not actually here ... it won't commercially launch until around 2020. But the groundwork is already being laid, and the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/1/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anite completes on Setcom buy; fiber link for South Sudan; Wales becomes "Net Neutrality Nation."
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/1/2015
IBM has thrown its hat into the IoT ring with a pledge to invest $3 billion during the next four years in a new business unit focused on the Internet of Things.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/1/2015
Rogers Communications has joined the small but rapidly growing fraternity of operators providing commercial VoLTE services, becoming the first player in Canada to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/1/2015
Virtualization startup Avril Systems has taken virtualization to the next level -- the executive level -- according to the company's founder and self-styled ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 3/31/2015
Infinera is supplying gear for Facebook's European network, the vendor announced Tuesday in something of a coup. This is believed to be the first time Infinera, or ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 3/31/2015
Charter is ready to make it official. Only weeks after rumors of a deal first leaked, Charter, the fourth-largest US cable company, announced today that it ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 3/31/2015
Not content to sit back while the government reviews its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable, Comcast has dropped another bombshell on the industry. The ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 3/31/2015
Australia's NBN has launched a fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) service as part of its overhaul of the country's broadband infrastructure.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/31/2015
As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to receive a lot of attention, a big concern is that device makers are building millions of devices that have no ability to ...
By Robert Clark, 3/31/2015
Huawei has powered to yet another sturdy profit on the back of China 4G rollouts and strong demand for its smartphones.
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Cox Communications Takes New IP Approach
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/1/2015
Light Reading's Editor-at-Large, Carol Wilson, talks to Cox Communications' Jeff ...
Are US MSOs Ready to Jump Start Virtualization?
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/31/2015
Cable operators are becoming more engaged in virtualization and could become ...
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TV Everywhere Gaining Traction, Looking to Go Far
Vol. 10, No. 5, March 2015
This report analyzes the state of TV Everywhere, prospects for next-generation enhancements and the opportunities and challenges ahead. It includes profiles of 19 software suppliers that offer solutions that support cable's TV Everywhere development in various ways.
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Overlays for Data Center Networking: Drivers & Challenges
Vol. 13, No. 3, March 2015
This report analyzes the potential impact of overlay networking on the telco data center domain, including the drivers that support its deployment and the main challenges it presents. The report profiles 10 leading overlay networking solution suppliers, including details of their approaches, solutions and partnerships.
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NFV MANO: What's Wrong & How to Fix It
Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2015
This report analyzes the issues influencing vendors' interpretations of Management and Orchestration (MANO) and the need for greater functional clarity. The report profiles 19 leading vendors of NFV MANO solutions and assesses their strategies, positioning and products.
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Telefónica Aims High With Low-Band 4G Focus
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/25/2015
When it comes to 4G, Telefónica is prioritizing coverage and quality over dazzle.
MACOM Remains Laser-Focused on Semiconductors
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 3/11/2015
Following a frantic acquisition spree, MACOM has broadened its semiconductor ...
Validating Cisco's Service Provider Virtualization & Cloud Portfolio
, 3/3/2015
How independent test lab EANTC and Light Reading put Cisco's programmable service ...
Q&A: The Castle in T-Mobile's LTE Network
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 3/2/2015
Grant Castle, T-Mobile VP of engineering services and QA, talks to Light Reading ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
Chattanooga’s EPB publicly owned utility comms company has become a poster child for how to enable a local economy using next-gen networking technology. Steve Saunders, Founder of Light Reading, sits down with Harold DePriest, president and CEO of EPB, to learn how EPB is bringing big time tech to small town America.
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Huawei's Power Play With GrupoGiro

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Daniel Heredia, CEO of Energiro, the power management services part of Spain's Grupo Giro, explains why his company has just struck a partnership with Huawei for uninterruptible power supply products and how he hopes it can take the partnership into other markets.
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Huawei Intros Smart Device for eLTE

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Huawei has developed a secure, location-aware multimedia smartphone for its eLTE trunked radio solution, says Huawei's Norman Frisch.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Win Video, Win All

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Video is going to be the next main source of revenue for operators. Operators have big opportunities and advantages to monetize video services. Globally, Huawei has helped more than 70 operators achieve over 30 million video subscribers. Watch this video for more.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

3|26|15   |   4:45   |   (0) comments


Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

3|26|15   |   5:56   |   (0) comments


Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

3|25|15   |   03:11   |   (0) comments


David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
Between the CEOs
Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

3|24|15   |   02:26   |   (9) comments


Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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Networks of the future will rely on "white box" switches and servers rather than proprietary hardware and that's going to alter the shape of the communications industry. Who says so? John Chambers.
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AT&T Woos SMBs With Small-Scale WiFi
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Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 3/26/2015
TV Everywhere Nears Mainstream Adoption
Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 3/27/2015
Carriers Are Bright Spot in BlackBerry Q4
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 3/27/2015
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