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Key developments from the fiber broadband sector.
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 Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/5/2016
Add Cincinnati Bell to the roster of US pay-TV providers seeking to market skinny TV bundles to subscribers in an effort to stave off customer churn.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/2/2016
With limited information on timing, and zero information on price, Comcast announced its first five cities targeted for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments today. Atlanta and ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/1/2016
Expect to see a faster ramp up of Google Fiber in 2016, with buildouts in multiple cities at a more rapid pace than in 2015, and a more aggressive cloud services push ...
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 Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/1/2016
From the moment Google first unveiled plans to deploy gigabit broadband service in 2010, industry watchers wondered if this was an experiment, a way to force other ...
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 Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 1/31/2016
Reliance Jio, India's new 4G entrant, has begun work on one of the largest deployments of small cells in the world to resolve the issue of in-building access.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/29/2016
Welcome to Friday and your weekly edition of Gigabites. Today, Aereo founder Chet Kanojia plans nationwide gigabit wireless service under the name Starry Internet, ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/29/2016
TeliaSonera boss Johan Dennelind has acknowledged that economic problems in Eurasia could make it hard to complete a sale of networks in the region this year.
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 Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/29/2016
Beneath the streets of Manhattan, a dark force is building in strength, spreading its reach and beginning to amass power.
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), ...
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BBC's David Butler on IP Video R&D & Virtualization
David Butler, Senior Engineer, BBC Research & Development, 2/8/2016
BBC R&D senior engineer David Butler talks about the impact that IP network ...
Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
The New IP
Virtual Reality Newsbites: The Calm Before the MWC Storm
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/5/2016
A weekly roundup of New IP news from around the globe.
Pics: Metro Over Miami
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/5/2016
Intrepid builders of fiber optic networks brave the Miami winter to talk about ...
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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 ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
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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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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
From The Founder
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.