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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/20/2016
LONDON -- Broadband World Forum 2016 -- After three days at the annual gathering of the fixed broadband market's movers and shakers, it's become even clearer to me ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/20/2016
LONDON -- Broadband World Forum 2016 -- VimpelCom's Tommy Ljunggren does not sound like he is overflowing with enthusiasm on the topic of 5G. "Most demonstrations are ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2016
LONDON -- Broadband World Forum 2016 -- BT has given a strong signal that its ultrafast broadband ambitions go far beyond G.fast and a relatively limited deployment ...
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LONDON -- Broadband World Forum 2016 -- Swisscom is claiming to be Europe's first operator to have launched ultra-fast broadband services based on G.fast technology.
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LONDON -- Broadband World Forum 2016 -- Australia's NBN Co claims to have reached speeds of 8 Gbit/s during lab trials of XG.FAST technology carried out with Finnish ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 10/18/2016
Notwithstanding the eagerness of several operators worldwide to deploy G.fast to accelerate the DSL services they offer, there is still technological business to ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/17/2016
Broadband services based on the emerging G.fast standard will be used by nearly 30 million homes and businesses worldwide in 2021, according to new research from ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/14/2016
Ahead of the Broadband World Forum 2016 show in London, Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris chew the fat over the technology white knight of copper-line broadband, G.fast.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/14/2016
G.fast announcements are starting to roll in during the run-up to next week's Broadband World Forum in London.
By Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 10/14/2016
Bharti Airtel, India's largest service provider, has deployed a technology it is calling V-Fiber to support growing demand for fixed-line broadband services.
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By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/13/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT-commissioned report doubts viability of third ultrafast network; Ericsson snaffles up content for mobile VoD service; Sky ...
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LONDON -- Adtran Connect EMEA -- The European Commission's latest regulatory framework has enormous implications for the fixed-line network strategies of the region's ...
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Antoine Clerget, CTO of OneAccess, discusses how his company has expanded its product line from enterprise-class routers to include a universal virtualized CPE as well as a suite of VNFs to help telco customers evolve to an NFV future.
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In this Light Reading interview, Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro Software and active participant of the WBA's policy working group, discusses the need for carrier-grade WiFi. Technical and business challenges slowing the fulfillment of this goal are addressed, as well as management strategies that will enable communication service providers to optimize end user ...
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ZTE BBWF Highlights

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At BBWF 2016, ZTE showed a broad range of innovative technologies that are kick-starting an ultrafast broadband journey.
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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Ian Locke speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Allen Wang speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and take a sneak peek at the Huawei booth at SCTE 2016.
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Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment

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As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand. The industry landscape is changing, and software-based test and ...
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A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
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New NFV Use Cases for Cable TV

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A large number of NFV use cases are focused on the enterprise domain, looking at virtualization of customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, there has been little focus on the use cases and business case for virtualization of the video content delivery networks required to deliver unicast and streaming video to consumers. Amdocs commissioned Analysys Mason to ...
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Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
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ZTE Global Services User Congress 2016 Highlights

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ZTE held its 2nd Global Service User Conference in Dusseldorf on October 13-14. Representatives from network operators, leading industry analysts and ZTE senior expertsattended the event, exploring the best practice in managed services and the vision to transform network operations into the operations center of the future (OpCF) in the software-defined networking ...
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