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Key developments from the copper broadband sector, including xDSL, vectoring, and G.fast.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/25/2017
No doubt eager to share some positive news after a dismal earnings report earlier in the month, Frontier is announcing its first G.fast deployment this morning; a ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Verizon is hoping that bringing channel bonding to NG-PON2 will finally allow it to increase bandwidth on an access fiber network without also changing out the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/23/2017
Calix today is announcing a successful demonstration of channel bonding on its NG-PON2 technology to deliver 40 Gbit/s of symmetrical service on a single fiber in an ...
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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/18/2017
French telco Iliad has reported strong sales growth for the first three months of the year after signing up more new mobile customers than any of its bigger rivals ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/16/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR has a pop at Orange; Sparkle adds providers to Sicily hub; cable M&A action in northern Spain; Nokia hired for Rwandan ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/15/2017
AUSTIN -- Big Communications Event -- AT&T is hoping to form a team within the Open Compute Project that can develop specifications for an open approach to virtual ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/12/2017
Germany's United Internet is aiming to create a "strong fourth player" in the country's telecom market by acquiring a majority stake in mobile operator Drillisch and ...
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 5/11/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's first quarter is a game of two halves; Openreach consults with CSPs on broadband future; GÉANT network draws on ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/11/2017
BT said it would slash 4,000 jobs including roles at its global services division and within various back-office operations as it looks to overcome an accounting ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/11/2017
Deutsche Telekom heralded growth at its German business for the first three months of the year, but it was the T-Mobile US subsidiary that continued to flatter the ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/10/2017
Calix and Radisys are teaming up on what they are calling the industry's first end-to-end cloud-based Residential CORD platform, uniting Calix broadband access and ...
By DAN GROSSMAN, Contributing Analyst, 5/10/2017
Building out a new fixed broadband network is a massively capital-intensive undertaking, and one that operators' senior management and investors do not take lightly. ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/5/2017
Broadband player Gigaclear has landed £111 million ($144 million) in additional funding for the rollout of fiber networks in rural parts of the UK.
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US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2017
Smartphone penetration has rocketed in the US, but TVs are still the most widely ...
AT&T's $119M Plan to Modernize Centers for Disease Control
Carl Weinschenk, Contributing Editor, 5/26/2017
AT&T was recently awarded a $119 million contract by the US General Services ...
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Technological progress will vastly improve the capability of G.fast technology ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 8/18/2016
The structural separation of BT would not have propelled the UK up international ...
Industrie 4.0: Rebooting Germany
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/16/2016
German industry needs a digitalization makeover. Can the Industrie 4.0 initiative ...
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Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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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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AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs

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As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. AT&T is creating a networking fabric to mix-and-match SDN technologies for enterprise customers, says Roman Pacewicz, AT&T senior vice president for offer management and service integration, in an interview at Light Reading's
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EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
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4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ

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At the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences. Find more BCE 2017 coverage here.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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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.