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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/5/2016
Long-time Free-Space Optics (FSO) player AOptix has shut up shop and is selling off its assets at auction next week, Light Reading has learned.
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/5/2016
This week in our Women in Comms roundup: Bloomberg debates the merits of women's conferences; Europe's 1,000 woman boardlist goes live; Glassdoor outlines some ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/5/2016
Even if wireless from solar-powered space planes garner public attention, Google's interest in 5G radio technology actually extends well beyond "Moonshot" drone projects.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/5/2016
A few people held their breath when JDSU split into two companies in August last year, wondering what fate might befall optical components spin-out Lumentum and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/5/2016
Australian authorities have raised A$543.5 million ($387 million) from an auction of 1800MHz spectrum that wrapped up this week.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/5/2016
Add Cincinnati Bell to the roster of US pay-TV providers seeking to market skinny TV bundles to subscribers in an effort to stave off customer churn.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 2/5/2016
Spectrum auctions in India are seldom devoid of controversy. The forthcoming 700MHz sale appears no different. With the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/5/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom declared Europe's top telecom brand; new CEO at Telenor Serbia; latest on Google's UK tax sop.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/4/2016
AT&T is asking the FCC for a three-year license to test 5G wireless technology in Austin, Texas.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/4/2016
Still shooting for regulatory approval of its proposed Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks purchases by the end of March, Charter Communications is sorting ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/4/2016
No company has gone further in redefining the network's edge than EdgeConneX, the Comcast Ventures-backed data center company that has been pushing its infrastructure ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/4/2016
France's Orange is reshuffling its European leadership team, with changes set to come into effect on May 1.
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Telco Transformation
Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
The Burning Platform of African Telecom
Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 2/5/2016
Africa's operators need to overhaul their business models and strategies if they ...
The New IP
Virtual Reality Newsbites: The Calm Before the MWC Storm
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/5/2016
A weekly roundup of New IP news from around the globe.
Pics: Metro Over Miami
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/5/2016
Intrepid builders of fiber optic networks brave the Miami winter to talk about ...
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Heavy Reading
Cable Has Its Eyes on the Enterprise Business Prize
January 2016
This report explores cable's prospects in the enterprise market and the opportunities and challenges ahead. Much of the information was obtained at the Light Reading Future of Cable Business Services conference in December 2015, which featured extensive discussions among cable providers, vendors and industry analysts about cable's enterprise efforts. The report includes profiles of eight technology suppliers that support U.S. cable's business services.
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IoT Platforms: Chasing Value in a Maturing Market
January 2016
This report examines the market for horizontal, multi-sector platforms to enable IoT applications. It considers the opportunities for telecom operators in this market; where value resides in the process of developing, supporting and delivering an IoT application; and how much of this value can be captured through the use of a horizontal platform. The report also assesses the offerings of 10 leading vendors of IoT platforms.
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The Future of Virtualization Index Report
January 2016
The Future of Virtualization Indexes – part of Light Reading's Virtuapedia initiative – track CSP progress in deploying virtualization. This report provides the findings of our inaugural survey, based on data gathered in November 2015.
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Prime Reading
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 2/2/2016
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of ...
Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/27/2016
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Encounters At the End of the Sundance Trail
Brian Santo , Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading , 1/26/2016
The tech company, the genius and the improbable movie... NetScout persuaded ...
Dell Sees NFV as Gateway to Telecoms
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 1/25/2016
Dell is looking to provide the infrastructure to run NFV.
Packet Design Boasts Bumper Year
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SCTE/ISBE Plan DOCSIS 3.1 Boot Camp
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Lumentum Reports Fiscal Q2
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Technicolor Pulls Out of HEVC Advance
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Ericsson Enhances Multiple Product Lines
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Cisco Announces Intent to Acquire Jasper Technologies for IoT
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Ericsson Develops Industry Patent Licensing Plan for IoT
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Telcos Team Up With Global Network Initiative
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
EC Proposes Unified Spectrum Strategy for 5G
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Versa, EMC Validate 'vCPE in a Box' Offer
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Viavi Reports Fiscal Q2
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Amdocs Reports Fiscal Q1
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Former Int'l Rectifier CEO to Head Viavi
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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