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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/26/2017
These are definitely not happy days for legacy pay-TV providers. While they are still the dominant force on the video landscape and will likely remain so for years ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/23/2017
Google is taking YouTube TV to new markets.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/23/2017
One of the questions weighing on my mind as the long regulatory review of AT&T's proposed buyout of Time Warner drags on is whether this year's media mega-merger is ...
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/22/2017
French public broadcaster France Televisions and Italy's RAI announced this week that they would be working together to produce a broad slate of content for global ...
By Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 6/21/2017
Netflix became famous for disrupting the pay-TV landscape with its over-the-top streaming model, but also for shaking up the status quo internally eight years ago ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/21/2017
Netflix is pushing a new form of television, which allows viewers to choose how the storyline develops. Called "branching narratives" by the OTT provider, these shows ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/20/2017
Delivering high-quality video to consumers is critical for providers of video content, even if it is delivered via the Internet. This is even more true if the ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/20/2017
Without a doubt, Google and Facebook own the digital advertising market. But, because the television industry is still transitioning to IP delivery, the Internet ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/16/2017
With more money than the GDP of several small nations, Apple can afford to try, fail and try again. And such is the case in the television business.
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/16/2017
LONDON -- VR & AR World -- Virtual Reality (VR) is the "wild west" today, according to Paola Sunna, sound and multimedia researcher at the European Broadcasting Union ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/15/2017
LONDON -- VR & AR World -- Keeping acquisition costs down is the primary goal for companies like Lockheed Martin RMS, according to Rich Rabbitz, principal member of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/14/2017
It's been a newsworthy few weeks at TiVo, with the DVR pioneer winning in court, losing its CEO and hyping its next-gen Hydra user interface, which has been largely ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/13/2017
LONDON -- VR & AR World -- Marketers ignoring virtual reality (VR) are missing a vital tool in their toolkit, according to Greg Furber, VR director at content ...
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Orange's Isch: Carriers Key to SD-WAN Play
John Isch, Practice Director, Network & Voice, Orange Business Services, 6/26/2017
Isch says that SD-WAN as a service is a better bet than an over the top overlay ...
Balancing OTT With Pay-TV: CenturyLink's Sklar
Steve Sklar, Vice-President, Video Strategy, CenturyLink, 6/26/2017
CenturyLink's vice president of video strategy discusses the right approach to ...
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Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 9/15/2016
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
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Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/27/2016
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Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch ...
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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.
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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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The Overall Objective Is to Win the Game

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SCTE•ISBE's Chris Bastian discusses Energy 2020's success to date and the importance of a flexible approach that allows for changes in specific strategies in order to reach significant milestones.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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