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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/29/2016
As it prepares to exit stage right, Time Warner Cable is hoping to leave behind one last technical achievement -- the development of an IP-only TV service.
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Vishy Gopalakrishnan, AVP of product marketing at AT&T, talks about the three developments that are making unified communications and collaboration secure and reliable for enterprise users.
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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 4/29/2016
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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, ...
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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
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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