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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/31/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- US telecom giant CenturyLink is aiming to improve its offering by guaranteeing customers "six nines" reliability rather ...
By Alison Diana, Editor, 5/31/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- One of the indisputable stars at this year's Big Communications Event (BCE) in Austin was the New IP Agency's Live NFV ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/31/2016
Verizon reached a tentative agreement with union workers over the Memorial Day weekend that promises to send employees back to their jobs starting June 1 after more ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/31/2016
Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/31/2016
Getting into shape to wire millions of US homes and businesses for speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s over the next few years, AT&T has placed itself on a heavy fiber diet.
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Ciena and HFCL have landed a major deal to build core transport and switching backbone networks for India's armed forces in what looks set to be the world's largest ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/31/2016
Enterprise transition to the cloud could be a big problem for Hutchinson Networks, a UK systems integrator and professional services provider. Enterprises won't need ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 5/30/2016
Karen Bartleson retired earlier this month after a 35-year career in the semiconductor industry, most recently after having spent 20 years at Silicon Valley-based ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Vodafone is making significant progress towards the implementation of its Ocean virtualization strategy but is still ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event 2016 -- A growing number of service providers do not expect virtualization to reduce operating costs, while planning for NFV ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/27/2016
BOSTON -- INTX -- Now in its second year of being known as the Internet & Television Expo, the once-sprawling Cable Show is trying to adapt to a new age. As ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/27/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Every TV technology transition arrives with the same set of circumstances that suppress the initial rate of adoption: ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/27/2016
Microsoft and Facebook plan to build a subsea transatlantic cable designed to support cloud apps, with construction starting in August and finishing up 14 months ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/31/2016
Proximus taps into Huawei's 4.5G platform in live mobile network trial.
IoT at MIT CIO Part 1: How IoT Enables Digital Transformation
Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 5/31/2016
Attendees, speakers and panelists discuss how telcos need to prep for the impact ...
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Alison Diana, Editor, 5/27/2016
It was standing room only at the NIA Live Interoperability Demos during BCE in ...
Service Providers Make 5G Advances Despite Lack of Standards
Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 5/26/2016
Although standards are not yet finalized, service providers use unofficial ...
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Heavy Reading
Future of Virtualization: Focus on IoT Platforms
May 2016
This report examines application enablement platforms for the IoT, utilizing data collected from nine companies that provide such solutions. It also analyzes where the market is today, as well as investments vendors are making into the technology and trends expected over the next 18-24 months. Further, the report discusses vendor strategies and profiles. Finally, it provides a detailed comparative analysis of solutions.
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Blockchain & Its Impact on the Telecom Industry
May 2016
This report analyzes the market for blockchain solutions and services, looking at the applications in development and considering what they mean for telecom network operators and vendors, including their implications for cost-cutting, revenue growth or supply-chain evolution. The report also examines the value chain for blockchain-based products and services, and profiles nine innovative players active in the development and supply of relevant blockchain platforms, products or services.
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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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CityFibre Aims High in BT Battle
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/23/2016
CityFibre might be small but its efforts to create an infrastructure rival to BT ...
Ingenu Revs Up IoT Rhetoric
Iain Morris , News Editor , 5/18/2016
Ingenu is making a bold case for its RPMA technology in an increasingly ...
Validating ADVA's Virtual Switch
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Independent test lab EANTC has put ADVA's Ensemble Connector virtual switch ...
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Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 4/20/2016
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
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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Getting Somewhere With TV Everywhere

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Comcast's Vito Forlenza describes the progress his company is making with TV Everywhere and the challenges that remain.
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Cisco's Innovations in Cable

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Marc Aldrich from Cisco discusses the latest in security, the evolution and momentum for CCAP and what the industry will be seeing next from Cisco.
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Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for ...
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Charting the CSP’s Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it’s going from two industry veterans.