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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/27/2016
The superlatives were out in force at today's Apple event as executives explained how the new Apple TV app will "completely change how you watch TV," and why the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/27/2016
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/27/2016
With the merger moves of its big cable and telecom customers now completed and its own integration of Pace proceeding well, Arris is back on a roll heading into the ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/27/2016
While service providers expect higher-quality code from open source software at lower licensing costs, many have concerns about the stability and security of open ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/27/2016
China's ZTE has reported healthy growth in sales and profits over the first nine months of the year despite worsening conditions and a trade dispute with the US.
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 10/27/2016
Understanding the relative dearth of women in the comms industry requires following them throughout their career and seeing what happens at each level -- recruitment, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/27/2016
Qualcomm's $39 billion buy of NXP Semiconductors is big in every way but chip size, starting with the 34% premium the smartphone chip maker is paying over the share ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/27/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia CFO resigns; business revenues shrink at KPN; ADVA revenues up 30.4% in third quarter.
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/27/2016
BARCELONA -- OpenStack Summit -- Explaining OpenStack is like explaining an elephant to someone who's never seen one. The right analogy can help shed light on a ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 10/27/2016
BARCELONA -- OpenStack Summit -- In an experiment that's kinda the whole point of OpenStack, 16 vendors of the open source cloud platform demonstrated ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/27/2016
Spain's Telefónica will cut dividend payments this year and next in an effort to preserve its credit rating, after failing to sell assets including its UK mobile ...
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Nokia has swung to a net loss and reported a sharp fall in sales for its July-to-September quarter, predicting that revenues in its main addressable market will ...
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World NFV Market to Increase 33% by 2020
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 10/27/2016
The expected growth in the NFV market sector will be driven by the Internet of ...
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Katalin Radóczy, chief programming officer for AMC Networks in Central and ...
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Low-Power, Wide-Area Networking: Opportunities & Options
October 2016
This report considers the types of IoT applications that might be served by LPWA technologies deployed as public networks, it compares the technical capabilities of the various technologies and the network deployment implications. It reviews market traction of each technology and profiles 13 organizations that are providing (or developing) LPWA solutions for customers.
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The Composable Telco
October 2016
This report helps readers understand the drivers for the composable telco, examines the key building blocks of composability, and explores the innovative approaches that service orchestration vendors are taking in this area.
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Webscale Internet Companies: New Drivers of the Network Equipment Market
September 2016
This report describes, analyzes and quantifies the nature and extent of the influence that Webscale Internet companies (WICs) exert on today's network equipment market.
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ETSI Gets Edgy About Mobile
Iain Morris , News Editor , 9/19/2016
Interest is growing in the potential of mobile edge computing. But will it live ...
Don't Put a Cap on Capex Just Yet
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 9/15/2016
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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OneAccess NFV Solutions

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Antoine Clerget, CTO of OneAccess, discusses how his company has expanded its product line from enterprise-class routers to include a universal virtualized CPE as well as a suite of VNFs to help telco customers evolve to an NFV future.
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The Journey Toward Carrier-Grade WiFi

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In this Light Reading interview, Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro Software and active participant of the WBA's policy working group, discusses the need for carrier-grade WiFi. Technical and business challenges slowing the fulfillment of this goal are addressed, as well as management strategies that will enable communication service providers to optimize end user ...
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ZTE BBWF Highlights

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At BBWF 2016, ZTE showed a broad range of innovative technologies that are kick-starting an ultrafast broadband journey.
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Next-Generation Technology Beyond DOCSIS 3.1

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Liu Jianhua speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Hybrid Video Solutions to Change TV, Change Future

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Ian Locke speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei Future-Oriented Giga Coax Network

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Allen Wang speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei at SCTE 2016

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Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and take a sneak peek at the Huawei booth at SCTE 2016.
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Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment

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As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand. The industry landscape is changing, and software-based test and ...
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A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
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New NFV Use Cases for Cable TV

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A large number of NFV use cases are focused on the enterprise domain, looking at virtualization of customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, there has been little focus on the use cases and business case for virtualization of the video content delivery networks required to deliver unicast and streaming video to consumers. Amdocs commissioned Analysys Mason to ...
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Meet the Future Workforce: New Faces, Expectations & Motivations

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Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
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ZTE Global Services User Congress 2016 Highlights

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ZTE held its 2nd Global Service User Conference in Dusseldorf on October 13-14. Representatives from network operators, leading industry analysts and ZTE senior expertsattended the event, exploring the best practice in managed services and the vision to transform network operations into the operations center of the future (OpCF) in the software-defined networking ...
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A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

During this show, we'll talk to Lynn Comp, Senior Director of Industry and Sales Enabling (ISE) in the Network Platforms Group at Intel, about why those challenges exist and how companies can overcome them. She'll provide insight into how Intel has worked to create a culture that supports work-life balance, and provide steps and guidance for other companies wishing to do the same. We will also leave plenty of time to get your questions answered live on the air.

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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.