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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.
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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.
By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/15/2018
Just like banks, some virtual network functions have become 'too big to fail,' says an executive at Deutsche Telekom's pan-net subsidiary, casting a shadow over efforts to cloudify the telco network.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/15/2018
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/12/2018
As actual 5G services are starting to arrive, what does 'commercial' 5G network actually mean right now?
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/12/2018
The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 10/12/2018
After years of developments and incremental advances, Colt is set for a major three-stage telco cloud deployment that will be a big step in its migration from a legacy hardware architecture to virtualized functions.
By Mitch Wagner, Executive Editor, Light Reading, 10/12/2018
Investors shell out for companies that plan to kill on-premises data warehouses, server scalability and web performance limits, and AI bottlenecks. That's more murder than a Quentin Tarantino movie!
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 10/12/2018
Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/12/2018
FCC sought a middle-ground, but not everyone is thrilled with the decision to go with county-sized Priority Access Licenses.
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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 ...
Gallmaker Attackers Living Off the Land, Symantec Finds
Jeffrey Burt, Editor & Journalist, 10/15/2018
Gallmaker, a new state-sponsored threat group, eschews custom malware for ...
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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 ...
Where Cable's Heading With Fiber
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/11/2018
In a new report produced in tandem with SCTE/ISBE, Heavy Reading spells out what ...
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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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