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Key developments related to DOCSIS 3.0 and beyond.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/26/2015
CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/21/2015
In a series of rapid-fire announcements this morning, Comcast revealed half a dozen new regional targets for its Gigabit Pro broadband service.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/20/2015
Cablevision has a bone to pick with Verizon. That "all-fiber" network Verizon says is powering FiOS? It's hiding coaxial cable in its midst.
By Alan Breznick & Mari Silbey, 5/20/2015
In the latest head-shaking move in the continuing US cable M&A saga, Altice has swung a deal to buy Suddenlink Communications and is reportedly eyeing a much bigger ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/18/2015
Upstream bandwidth has always been the Achilles heel of cable networks. But since bandwidth demand is so heavily weighted in the downstream direction, the industry ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2015
Having already deployed NFV in almost 70 of its central offices, AT&T is now testing an approach to virtualizing its optical access, with the intent of reducing costs ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/13/2015
Germany's Deutsche Telekom has reported a strong start to the financial year, as continued growth at its T-Mobile US business and an encouraging performance in its ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2015
French telecom operator Numericable-SFR has raised its medium-term profitability target after beating earnings expectations for the first three months of the year.
By Sterling Perrin, Senior Analyst, Heavy Reading, 5/7/2015
As we gear up for Light Reading's inaugural Carrier SDN Networks event in Denver on May 12, there's plenty to talk about. In just a few short years, software-defined ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Software-defined networking's overall promise for the cable industry is faster service delivery and network simplicity but there are still many ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 5/6/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Staging what amounted to a coming-out party for its next-gen cable headend device, Cisco has begun commercial deployment of its advanced Converged ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/5/2015
CHICAGO -- INTX -- Amid a slew of demos and announcements on customer service investments here, Comcast slid in some new details about where it's headed with DOCSIS ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/5/2015
CHICAGO - INTX -- What a difference a few years makes. Former upstart TiVo was shunned by the cable industry for the better part of a decade, and Netflix has often ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
My ongoing interview tour of the leading minds of the telecom industry recently took me to Richardson, Texas, where I met with Rod Naphan, CTO and SVP, Solutions, ...
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants? Find out on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 10:00 AM New York / 2:00 PM London when Steve Saunders, Founder and CEO of Light Reading, interviews the CEO of Net Insight live on Light Reading!