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Key developments from the fiber broadband sector.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/29/2014
GVTC Communications is extending its optical network to a tech-savvy Texas school district, and in doing so demonstrating an important community application of ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
Telefónica and Telecom Italia are engaging in a bidding battle to buy Brazilian broadband operator Global Village Telecom (GVT) from French media giant Vivendi, with ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/27/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on Ziggo deal; BT accused of "football tax"; Isle of Wight latest.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/22/2014
Competing intensely in a still-expanding market, Comcast and Level 3 Communications are scoring the biggest gains among US Ethernet service providers this year.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 8/22/2014
Not content to rest on its gigabit laurels, AT&T announced plans this week to expand its GigaPower service to two more key markets -- Jacksonville, Fla., and ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/20/2014
Opening up yet another front in the US Gigabit Cities wars, Cincinnati Bell has unveiled plans to launch 1-Gig service in the greater Cincinnati area early next month.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/20/2014
There was a time when the fact that phone lines provided their own electrical power was a differentiation point for telcos in their competition against the cable ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 8/18/2014
The US cable industry has quietly achieved a major milestone, with the number of broadband subscribers for the top nine MSOs topping their number of video ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/15/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE causes a stir with queue-jumping service; Huawei and Rostelecom box clever; soccer bosses clamp down on bootleg goal videos.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 8/14/2014
PEG Bandwidth has expanded its optical backhaul system to accommodate not only the ever-growing capacity needs of mobile networks, but also the rise in gigabit ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/14/2014
Adtran today is unveiling a patent-pending approach to enabling the newest form of advanced copper technology -- G.fast -- to more easily co-exist with the VDSL2 ...
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Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/29/2014
Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices ...
Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/28/2014
The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom ...
Eurobites: Telefónica Gets EC Green Light on E-Plus Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 9/1/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad first-half revenues up, plus fresh ...
Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/29/2014
Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices ...
Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in ...
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Light Reading's Hall of Fame: The Story So Far
Paul Rainford , Assistant Editor, Europe , 8/21/2013
Home to movers, shakers and downright blaggards, Light Reading's Hall of Fame ...
Industry Events: What Are They Good For?
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 8/14/2013
There are hundreds of trade shows and conferences each year, but which ones are ...
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LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
Wagner’s Ring
Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
LRTV Custom TV
Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
LRTV Custom TV
A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
LRTV Documentaries
Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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Regardless of the network operator type (mobile, fixed-broadband, etc.), reducing costs is always a common factor. When it comes to test and measurement equipment infrastructure, cost reduction is not any different. This radio show will introduce VeEX's cloud enabled service testing solution, emphasizing on how operators can minimize CAPEX and optimize OPEX. The show will outline how operators can significantly reduce heavy upfront capital expenditures with VeEX's all-inclusive test platform, and how they can optimize their operational expenditures by managing their test equipment infrastructure on VeEX's VeEspress cloud-based environment. VeExpress provides cost efficiency and service delivery agility to a network operators bottom line.
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