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By Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 1/26/2015
A new manufacturing process, impressively dubbed as Ultrafast Laser Plasma Implantation (ULPI), might well usher in a new breed of photonic integrated circuits (PICs).
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/26/2015
Standards body ETSI has set up a new Industry Specification Group (ISG) to investigate the use of millimeter Wave Transmission (mWT), arguing the technology can ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 1/23/2015
Most mid-sized cities in the US have it tough when it comes to ultra-high-speed broadband: They're typically not on the short list of targets for the major telecom ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/23/2015
Encouraged by the recent over-the-top (OTT) moves of several major programmers and pay-TV providers, Verizon executives are feeling pretty good about the prospects ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/23/2015
Infinera's share price soared by more than 13% in pre-market trading Friday morning following the publication of impressive fourth-quarter financials and a very ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/23/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange nurtures startups; Austrian spectrum row; will anyone download the bride-valuation app?
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/23/2015
Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa has offered £9.25 billion ($13.9 billion) to buy UK operator O2 and create the country's biggest mobile-phone business.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/22/2015
BlackBerry, which frittered away the smartphone market it helped create, is now hoping the US government will pass a law keeping it in business.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/22/2015
In a surprising spurt, Verizon's FiOS network added more broadband and video subscribers in the fourth quarter than it did a year ago, ending 2014 with a bang.
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Peace, Love and OTT – a Cynic's View
Steve Vogelsang , CTO, IP Routing and Transport, Alcatel-Lucent , 1/23/2015
Instead of worrying about the threat posed by some OTTs that offer competing ...
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SDN & NFV in Mobile Networks: The SGi-LAN
Kevin Shatzkamer , CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade , 1/22/2015
MNOs have long relied on services in the mobile SGi-LAN to optimize network ...
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Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/22/2015
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says ...
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/21/2015
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of ...
PICs Get the Laser Treatment
Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 1/26/2015
A revolutionary manufacturing process holds out the promise of transforming ...
ETSI Throws Weight Behind mWT
Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/26/2015
Standards body claims technology would deliver fiber-like capacity and lower ...
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/21/2015
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of ...
India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/7/2015
The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of ...
Heavy Reading
LTE-A Deployments Spur Need for New Test Solutions
Vol. 6, No. 1, January 2015
This report examines the LTE-A testing market, analyzing how LTE-A is being used, current drivers and challenges, and a comparative analysis of available solutions. It also examines the geographic landscape of the market and details trends that will likely occur over the next 18-24 months.
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Integrated Multicore Processors for the Software-Defined Network: A Heavy Reading Competitive Analysis
Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2015
The delivery of new services based on SDN and NFV technologies depends on the latest multicore processors. This report delivers a complete competitive analysis of multicore processors, IP and software, covering more than 80 products from 15 vendors.
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CES Preview: 5 TV and Tech Trends
Mari Silbey , Independent Technology Editor , 1/2/2015
CES is here, and so is our preview of some of the top TV and networking tech ...
10 SPIT Vendors to Watch in 2015
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 12/29/2014
Virtualization has sparked renewed interest in the OSS and BSS sectors -- here ...
Small Cell Movers & Shakers: Update
Sarah Thomas , Senior Editor , 12/26/2014
It's been a year of major change for small cells and those championing them, so ...
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control – and sign up for ...
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
LRTV Interviews
Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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Frank Miller: Distributed Solutions are the Best Build for the Future - Part II

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At SCTE, Frank Miller, Global CTO of MSO at Huawei, speaks about Cable 2.0 and its innovative future.
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Hot Topics
Cuomo Unveils Broadband Aid Program
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/19/2015
BlackBerry Wants Net Neutrality Protection -- That's Just Sad
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/22/2015
FiOS Picks Up Pace Again
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/22/2015
Verizon Ready for Google MVNO Challenge
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 1/22/2015
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Gigabit Cities/IoT, 1/22/2015
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