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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 ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/5/2015
Arista and Infinera are teaming up in the metro data center interconnect (DCI) market, hoping the sum of their parts will be more attractive in this fast-growing ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/5/2015
With the scuttling of its proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable behind it, Comcast is now attempting to regroup by focusing heavily on developing video, broadband ...
By Dan Pitt, 5/5/2015
When it comes to operator networks, user experience means a lot. The proliferation of mobile devices, the emergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the cloud ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/5/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Allot revenues up 4.4%; EU takes its time over Apple/Amazon tax probe; Abertis lists masts business.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/5/2015
John Chambers has picked a good time to step down as CEO of Cisco: He hasn't overstayed his welcome. (See Cisco's Robbins to Replace Chambers as CEO.)
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/5/2015
CHICAGO - INTX -- What a difference a few years makes. Former upstart TiVo was shunned by the cable industry for the better part of a decade, and Netflix has often ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/5/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- With talk of further industry consolidation very much in the air, cable leaders will open their signature Cable Show here Tuesday with a new ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/5/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Over-the-top services are slowly chipping away at traditional pay-TV subscriptions. But, according to a new study, there's a fairly simple way ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/4/2015
Equinix is climbing the cloud stack. After years offering enterprises direct connections to IaaS cloud providers, Equinix has signed up with its first SaaS platform. ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/4/2015
As its number of video subscribers continues to slide, Cablevision wants to make it clear that broadband is the future of its business. Combined with new ...
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The New IP
NFV Test: Proof Positive
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 5/5/2015
Overture Networks released results of an NFV test which showed the technology can ...
Outer Space IoT
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 5/4/2015
Service providers have long been struggling with broadening Internet of Things ...
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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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French network monitoring and analytics specialist is on a mission to help mobile ...
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Self-styled 'challenger' Tele2 moved early to integrate its networks and IT teams ...
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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

4|23|15   |   09:27   |   (3) comments


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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