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MLB Advanced Media EVP and CTO Joe Inzerillo explains why live sports streaming will take off over the next few years despite major technical challenges.
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LTE-Advanced Pro: Deployment Progress
March 2017
This report reviews LTE-Advanced Pro technology development and deployment, highlighting the key networking features and showing how far vendors and operators have gotten in terms of developing, trialing and deploying the technologies. It also profiles leading mobile RAN system vendors, as well as a leading LTE-A Pro chipset vendor, showing how far they have come in terms of implementing, trialing and deploying Release 13 networking features.
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Pay TV Faces New Security Threats: Are Providers Ready?
March 2017
Today, pay-TV service providers and content companies face a wider variety of security threats than ever before, and most are ill-prepared to deal with them. This report assesses the new threats facing pay-TV providers, including video piracy and cyberattacks. It discusses the widening array of vulnerabilities that are exposing providers, as well as new solutions for protection. The report includes an overview 10 pay-TV security suppliers that offer products in the U.S. cable market.
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vCPE Test & Measurement: A Market Takes Shape
February 2017
This report, part of Light Reading's Testapedia initiative, surveys the means and methods of monitoring and assuring the performance of vCPE. The report also includes overviews of companies that provide the pertinent tools and services.
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The Growing Pains of 5G
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The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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Huawei Introduces Integrated Cloud Computing Service

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Lian Shaoxiong, director of DC marketing at Huawei, demonstrates the company's cloud data center booth for a more integrated cloud computing solution for telecom service providers.
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Video Evolution Increases Demand on High-Quality Experience

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Heavy Reading Analyst Aditya Kishore discusses the trends of video evolution. As the service of video broadens and the quality increases, there is endless possibility waiting to be explored within the industry. How service providers create infrastructure, network and innovation to maintain the high-quality experience of the consumers has also become increasingly ...
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Telefonica on the Process of NFV Implementation

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Telefonica CTO Enrique Blanco discusses the evolution of the company's strategy and prospective on NFV.
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Vodafone's Strategy for Achieving High Network Availability

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Klaudius Koschella, the head of Access Q. Transmission at Vodafone, discusses what Vodafone's strategy is for achieving high network availability through Robust Network Service.
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Huawei Digital Transformation Forum at MWC

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Influencers in the telecom industry exchange the latest trends and insights on operation and digital transformation.
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Michael Howard on MWC UBCTO Conference

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Michael Howard, senior research director and advisor of IHS Markit, touches on cloudification of operators and the key takeaways during Huawei's UBCTO conference.
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What Is MACOM's Role in Enabling the Upgrade From 100G to 400G Optical Connectivity?

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MACOM's Vivek Rajgarhia, vice president and GM of Lightwave Networking Components, discusses MACOM's complete solution of innovative technologies and products that have achieved success in the PON access market, as well as in Long Haul, Metro and DCI networks with 100G to 400G technology.
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Affirmed Networks Is Setting Up New Standards for IoT

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As a market leader helping mobile operators embrace the benefits of virtualized networks, Affirmed Networks is seeing significant interest by service providers worldwide to deploy NFV-based networks as the foundation for IoT service delivery. This video interview between Heavy Reading analyst Steve Bell and Angela Whiteford, Affirmed Networks' vice president of ...
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MLBAM: Live Sports Streaming Will Be Big

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MLB Advanced Media EVP and CTO Joe Inzerillo explains why live sports streaming will take off over the next few years despite major technical challenges.
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Xilinx Disruptive Technology Breakthrough for 5G Wireless

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Xilinx has integrated multi-giga-sample RF data converters into its 16nm MPSoCs devices for the industry's first All Programmable RFSoC, eliminating the need for discrete ADCs and DACs.
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Turkcell Challenges Turkey's Current TV Market

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Baris Zavaroglu, TV and rntertainment business director of Turkcell, explains Turkcell's strategy in elevating the small and uncertain TV market in Turkey.
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Altibox’s Infrastructure Synergy Strategy Reduces Deployment Costs

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Thomas Skjelbred, CEO of Altibox, on how to improve efficiency and reduce deployment coast through infrastructure synergy in Norway.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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