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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/6/2015
Having already pioneered the kind of automated customer control that many carriers are looking to develop with SDN, Level 3 Communications is now exploring what else ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Software-defined networking's overall promise for the cable industry is faster service delivery and network simplicity but there are still many ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Comcast is a strong candidate for the most-hated company in America, and if it doesn't take top honors, it comes pretty close. So what does one of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Concerns regarding LTE-Unlicensed being "rude" and hijacking the WiFi bands it's running on still persist, but one of its biggest proponents, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/6/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor numbers get a lift from Myanmar; Swisscom impresses in Q1; Sky versus Skype.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/6/2015
The ONOS Project and partners said Wednesday they have demonstrated the real-world practicality of using a router with open source software to connect networks in ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Staging what amounted to a coming-out party for its next-gen cable headend device, Cisco has begun commercial deployment of its advanced Converged ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/6/2015
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- NFV World Congress -- The Open Platform for NFV plans to ship its first release, dubbed "Arno," later in the spring, after missing a planned April ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/6/2015
Hewlett-Packard this week announced a turnkey NFV solution offering server, software and optional services for service providers looking to reduce the hassle of NFV.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/5/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Amid a slew of demos and announcements on customer service investments here, Comcast slid in some new details about where it's headed with DOCSIS ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/5/2015
After a slow start on the gigabit trail, cable operators are now pressing forward rapidly to deploy -- or at least promote -- new gigabit-per-second Internet ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 5/5/2015
While Cyan has appeared since last year to be a likely acquisition candidate, company officials say the firm wasn't looking to sell before Ciena offered a bid of ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/5/2015
Sprint's network vision has morphed into what the carrier is now calling "Sprint Next-Generation Network," a massive densification project involving a combination of ...
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Verizon's Enterprising SDN Play
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 5/6/2015
Verizon's SDN strategy will have a wide-ranging impact -- from its vendor ...
NFV Test: Proof Positive
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 5/5/2015
Overture Networks released results of an NFV test which showed the technology can ...
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Gigabit Cities Public-Private Initiatives: Four Case Studies
Vol. 15, No. 4, May 2015
This report presents four case studies of public-private partnerships for U.S. Gigabit Cities. It discusses the concerns that led to partnership proposals, how these were addressed, and the projects' results at their various stages, derived from documentation and recent interviews with nine representatives of cities and operators of various kinds.
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Switch Technology & Components for SDN & the White Box Era
Vol. 11, No. 1, April 2015
This report analyzes high-performance Ethernet switch devices, embedded SDN and operating system software and innovative SDN switch systems, identifying the key requirements and highlighting their advantages for equipment manufacturers and service providers. The report also reviews vendor strategies and surveys component features, performance and flexibility in this important market.
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Connected Drones… Seriously
Vol. 15, No. 3, April 2015
This report examines the emerging market for commercial, connected drones. It describes the emerging value chains and functional stratification of technologies that make up a connected drone, examines the most significant issues facing the sector, summarizes the development of drones as network nodes, and profiles 14 companies in the industry.
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EANTC & Cisco: A New Era of Testing
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/6/2015
Industry test specialists at EANTC explain why their visit to Cisco's labs to ...
EuroProfile: Astellia
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/30/2015
French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile ...
Integrating Networks & IT the Tele2 Way
Michelle Donegan , 4/27/2015
Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
5G: Meet the Influencers
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A primer on the numerous organizations – some standards-oriented, some regional ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
Between the CEOs
Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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No Service, No Problem: 5 Places That Want to Be Unconnected
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Cisco's Robbins to Replace Chambers as CEO
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 5/4/2015
Sprint Maps Out Its Next-Generation Network
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