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By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 4/28/2016
The New IP Agency announced a lineup of 13 companies that have signed up for its next interop which will begin May 2; the participants represent a mix of hardware, ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/28/2016
Amazon Web Services is on track for a $10 billion run rate, clocking in Thursday with $2.6 billion quarterly revenue, up 64% year-over-year and $8.9 billion trailing ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/28/2016
In a surprise move, Rovi delayed its earnings report today just hours before it was due to host a conference call to discuss results. The news sent TiVo shares ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/28/2016
As expected, the FCC today adopted new rules for how network operators can resell last-mile connections for business data services, striking down some previously ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/28/2016
Time Warner Cable may be going away soon, but at least it's going away in style.
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Comcast first put an Internet usage cap in place in the fall of 2008, and while broadband speeds have risen dramatically since then, Comcast's data cap has remained ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 4/28/2016
Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/28/2016
The LoRa Alliance has rejected charges leveled at LoRa technology by rival Sigfox, which last week effectively accused LoRa of being a proprietary tool masquerading ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/28/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Gigs in space; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 4/28/2016
Bill Fathers, EVP & GM of VMware's Cloud Services business unit, is leaving the company as a "personal decision," and will be replaced by two co-general managers, a ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/27/2016
HONG KONG -- Ultra-Broadband Summit (UBBS) -- Network operators and other communications service providers from all over the Asia-Pacific region have converged on ...
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Over the last few months, my mobile data usage has skyrocketed. My behavior has changed very little, but still the data meter continues to rise. I haven't figured ...
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Seen & Heard: Virgin Media Targets FTTP to 1M Homes & Businesses
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 4/28/2016
Virgin Media says its Project Lightning network expansion will bring fiber to 1 ...
Comcast Bolsters Its Content Story With $3.8B DreamWorks Deal
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 4/28/2016
Comcast is adding DreamWorks Animation to its NBCUniversal division.
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Cable Mining Its Big Data to Improve Service Performance
April 2016
This report describes the ways that cable providers are exploring big data analytics to improve performance on a variety of fronts. It identifies five key performance indicator areas where cable providers are seeking to apply big data: network performance, service performance, customer care, predictive modeling and virtualization. The report also includes a comparison of key data analytics suppliers that are working with U.S. cable providers.
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COTS Platforms for the New IP Era: A Competitive Analysis
April 2016
This report identifies and analyzes the full spectrum of vendors developing COTS platforms for telecom and cloud applications. The report is based on a series of interviews conducted with a wide range of vendors during the first three months of 2016, along with product information supplied by vendors.
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Transforming Data Center Infrastructure for NFV, SDN & Cloud
April 2016
This report examines why NFV, SDN and cloud are so important to CSPs, and explores their impact on data center infrastructure. It also highlights the strategies that leading vendors are following by presenting an overview of six NFVI solution suppliers.
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Leading Lights 2016: The Finalists
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Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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Evaluating Nokia's VNFs: Part 2
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China's Telcos at Heart of IIoT Plans
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The Chinese government has tapped the telcos for some industrial IoT (IIoT) plans ...
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    In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
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    LRTV Report: Mobile Core Innovation

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    Hear from multiple industry experts from Deutsche Telekom, SK Telecom, Heavy Reading, Huawei, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, NEC and many more about developments in the mobile core as operators virtualize their IMS and evolved packet core systems and prepare for a 5G world.
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    NFV World Congress Highlight

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    The highlight of the NFV World Congress contains exciting telecom news. Join us for an inside look at Huawei's ICT 2020 plan and its latest collaboration with industry leaders.
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    Unified Comms Finds Its Voice

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    Peter Quinlan, VP of UCC Product Management at Tata Communications, talks about the evolution of the unified communications and collaboration services sector and how voice is now a big part of current developments.
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    So... What Do We Do Now?

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    After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
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    NAB 2016 Highlights

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    Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
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    CEO Chat: Deepfield's Craig Labovitz

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    In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
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    Leading Lights 2016: Shortlists Announced

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    The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.
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    Introducing MulteFire – Qualcomm at MWC 2016

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    MulteFire is the latest option for using LTE in unlicensed spectrum. As oppose to its close 'siblings', LAA and LTE-U, MulteFire operates solely in unlicensed spectrum, which enables it to offer the best of two worlds – LTE-like performance with WiFi-like deployment simplicity. In this interview, Sanjeev Athalye, Sr. Director, Product Management at Qualcomm ...
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    CEO Chat: Grant Van Rooyen of Cologix

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    Grant van Rooyen, president and CEO of Cologix, sits down with Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, in the vendor's New Jersey facility to offer an inside look at the company's success story and discuss the importance of security in the telecom industry.
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    ONS 2016 – Demonstration of Huawei's NetMatrix Multi-Vendor SDN Orchestrator

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    This demonstration shows how Huawei's NetMatrix SDN Orchestrator (SDN-O) addresses an operator's core service agility needs for services spanning multi-domain, multivendor networks: it includes a demonstration of:
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    AT&T Wants to Own North Carolina

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    Venessa Harrison, president of North Carolina for AT&T, tells how the company will expand its GigaPower service beyond the seven N.C. cities it already serves.

  • This blog, sponsored by AT&T, is the second part of a ten-part series examining next-generation broadband technologies titled "Behind the Speeds."
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    Will NC Be First Gigabit State?

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    Alan Fitzpatrick, co-founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit, spells out the state's progress in at least starting to wire nearly every major market for gigabit service.
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    During this short kick-off video, Doug Webster, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, Cisco, and Light Reading’s CEO & Founder Steve Saunders give an overview of Upskill U.