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Key developments from the copper broadband sector, including xDSL, vectoring, and G.fast.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/9/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers top footy content for free; France goes after Facebook; small cells and bus stops.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/5/2016
A few people held their breath when JDSU split into two companies in August last year, wondering what fate might befall optical components spin-out Lumentum and ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/1/2016
Deutsche Telekom has become the latest operator to carry out trials of XG.FAST, an experimental technology that is intended to boost connection speeds over very short ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/1/2016
BT has announced details of a major restructuring following its £12.5 billion (US$17.9 billion) takeover of major UK mobile operator EE. (See BT Gets Final Go-Ahead ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/29/2016
The broadband access gap in the US isn't closing very fast, and the rural digital divide still looms quite large, according to the 2015 Broadband Progress Report, ...
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/28/2016
Vodafone India is believed to be in talks to acquire YOU Broadband, a small Internet service provider, for around 4 billion Indian rupees (US$58.64 million), ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/23/2016
Forcing BT to spin off its Openreach access network business would spur much-needed investment in the UK's broadband infrastructure, according to a new report from ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/21/2016
There's a global appetite for G.fast as a high-speed broadband technology alternative to investing heavily in fiber-to-the-home/premises (FTTH/P) rollouts, according ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/19/2016
Competitive fiber broadband access operator Hyperoptic has got the hump over the UK government's response to a European Commission consultation on broadband services, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/18/2016
Vodafone has lashed out at German telecom authorities for blessing Deutsche Telekom's vectoring plans, saying they will lead to "re-monopolization" in Germany's ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/18/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.
By Robin Mersh, 1/18/2016
The results of the first ever NFV infrastructure interoperability evaluation, published by Light Reading last month, reflected those collected in the Broadband ...
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Telco Transformation
Report Examines Digital Transformation Priorities
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/9/2016
CSG International's survey says that 69% of communications service providers will ...
Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers ...
The New IP
The Evolution of NFV
Kevin Shatzkamer, CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade, 2/10/2016
Brocade CTO Mobile Networking shares his perspective on where NFV has been, where ...
Putting Nokia's VNFs to the Test
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/9/2016
Light Reading commissioned EANTC to put Nokia VNFs through performance and ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
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Optical Options for FTTH/B: Broadband Special Report Part 2
Iain Morris , News Editor , 11/23/2015
With the proliferation of fiber-optic broadband technologies for FTTH and FTTB ...
Copper Soldiers On: Broadband Special Report Part 1
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/19/2015
Some of Europe's biggest service providers are basing their broadband futures ...
Europe's Broadband Hangover
Iain Morris , News Editor , 10/8/2015
Europe remains a letdown for the bandwidth guzzlers of broadband, but change may ...
MTS's Russian Resolution
Iain Morris , News Editor , 2/3/2015
Russia's biggest mobile operator is charting a new course to remain ahead of its ...
Calix Reports Q4
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
BT Trials C-RAN Over G.fast
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
BT Reports Fiscal Q3
Monday, February 1, 2016
FCC: Rural Broadband Progress Slowing
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Global Capacity Expands Ethernet Nationally
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Adtran Reports Q4
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
BT's Clive Selley Named as New Openreach CEO
Monday, January 11, 2016
Akamai State of the Internet Shows Average Speeds Up 14%
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Telekom Austria Deploys G.fast, Vplus With Alcatel-Lucent
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Broadband Forum Brings Fiber Closer to Home
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
DASAN Unveils G.fast Gear
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Nokia Unveils Combined Nokia/AlcaLu Management Team
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
AT&T Uses U-Verse to Extend Ethernet Reach
Thursday, October 1, 2015
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.