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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of IP video platforms.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/5/2015
TiVo's history is a long and often painful narrative. The company that bested rival ReplayTV in the early 2000s later faced potentially overwhelming competition ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/1/2015
It's been a week of streaming video news. Not just the big announcements like Comcast's launch of Watchable and TiVo's new all-in-one Bolt DVR, but also smaller ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/30/2015
TV has shattered into a million fragments, and TiVo wants to put them all back together again.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/29/2015
Good old-fashioned cable TV? Check. Skinny bundle? On its way. Free ad-supported video service? Live today.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/29/2015
With everything else in the network heading toward virtualization, why not virtualize power management too?
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/28/2015
Earlier this month, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings caused a bit of a stir by declaring that sports networks are heading on-demand. The statement was couched in a broader ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/25/2015
In this week's edition of Gigabites: making movies with a gigabit, AT&T's progress toward deployment in San Antonio and more.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/24/2015
When Comcast launched its own commercial content delivery network service very quietly about a month ago, the move was either a sign of revolutionary shifts in the ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 9/24/2015
LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- Earlier this week CableLabs demonstrated that development work on DOCSIS 3.1 technology is progressing right on schedule. Cable companies should ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/24/2015
After setting off a storm of controversy in July, HEVC Advance has backed off from its initial stance on licensing fees for the High Efficiency Video Codec.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/23/2015
After the rise and spectacular fall of Aereo, Simple.TV is trying to step into the void with a new DVR service for broadcast TV that includes multiscreen streaming ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/22/2015
If Gigabit Cities are a sign that individual community efforts can bring about significant broadband change, then the new Broadband Opportunity Council report ...
Message Boards
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The New IP
Engaging the Customer in the New IP
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/5/2015
Before you get wrapped up in technology and acronyms remember that customer ...
Cyber Security: A Shared Responsibility
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/2/2015
The cost of cyber attacks to the world economy is $445 billion, says a new report ...
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Cable Execs Are Minting Money
, 8/18/2015
Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to ...
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 ...
CES Preview: 5 TV and Tech Trends
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/2/2015
CES is here, and so is our preview of some of the top TV and networking tech ...
5 TV Tech Trends Heading for CES
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/2/2014
What can the television set expect to see at the upcoming consumer electronics ...
comScore, Rentrak Become One
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
thePlatform Signs Starz Play Arabia
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
ALBtelecom Picks Thomson Transcoder
Thursday, September 24, 2015
RCN Adds TVE Android App
Thursday, September 24, 2015
NBC Intros Roku App, Some Authentication Required
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
TWC Stockholders Give Nod to Charter Merger
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Charter Shareholders Approve TWC Acquisition
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Amazon Unveils 4K Fire TV
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Synacor Wins Multiyear Contract With Grande
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Arris Deploys E6000 CCAP With Turksat
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Comcast Adds MyQ and Arlo to Xfinity Home
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
US Ignite Wins $6M Gigabit App Testing
Monday, September 14, 2015
Arris Lands Gateway Deal with Comcast
Monday, September 14, 2015
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
7/31/2015 10:12:58 AM
What can SDN learn from a twenty-five year old standard?
7/31/2015 3:01:36 AM
Message Board test
7/8/2015 11:34:38 AM
The burning platform hasn't been put out yet.
6/29/2015 9:27:39 AM
Facebook Open Switch
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From The Founder
The comms industry is rallying to the cause of open, independent interoperability testing.
LRTV Documentaries
Telefónica: In Search of Virtual Simplicity

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Francisco-Javier Ramon Salguero, head of Telefónica's NFV initiative, admits virtualization initially means greater complexity, but with the right abstraction layer, it is possible to create a services-driven network architecture. He explains how Telefónica's current trials and initiatives are aimed at doing that, and what his company and other carriers need to ...
LRTV Interviews
Gigabit Europe Takeaways

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Participants from the inaugural Gigabit Europe event in Munich share their key takeaways from the conference.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
Intel Urges Women to Take Advantage of Their Seat at the Table

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Have inclusive and constructive conversations, attach a bigger meaning to your work and get involved in the cause, Intel's Monique Hayward advises women in comms.
LRTV Interviews
BT Updates on Plans

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Peter Bell, CIO at Openreach, the access network division at UK incumbent BT, provides an update on the operator's trials and how Openreach is planning to deploy the broadband technology in its street cabinets.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Sonus Shakes Up SD-WAN

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Sonus CTO Kevin Riley sat down with Light Reading to discuss the trajectory of the company, its SDN ambitions and why Sonus is taking a market-disruptive approve to SD-WAN.
LRTV Interviews
CityFibre's Gigabit Vision

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Mark Collins, director of Strategy & Public Affairs at competitive UK city network operator CityFibre, talks about his company's plans to help build Gigabit Cities.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Automate, Scale & Create With Juniper's vCPE Solution

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Join Kireeti Kompella, Juniper Networks CTO, and Steve Saunders, Light Reading Founder and CEO, as they discuss Juniper Networks' approach to NFV showcased with a turnkey vCPE solution, which demonstrates how service providers can use automation to rapidly deploy services.
LRTV Interviews
Gigabit Europe: Day 1 Takeaways

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Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre and Iain Morris sup a beer and discuss some of the key takeaways from the first day of Gigabit Europe 2015.
LRTV Interviews
Gigabit in Europe

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At the Gigabit Europe 2015 event in Munich, Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie talks about the availability of gigabit broadband in Europe.
Women in Comms Introduction Videos
AT&T's Band of Women

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Brooks McCorcle, the president of AT&T's partner solutions divisions and a mathematician by trade, shares stats on AT&T's diversity and advice on how to create your own band of women at work.
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

9|25|15   |   11:36   |   (0) comments

Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
It's All About That App

9|23|15   |   02:15   |   (2) comments

The long-range goal of service providers is to deliver app-specific network performance and that is showing up in technical developments today.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
With so many new and exciting communications technologies now under development, it's easy to get caught up in the industry's escalating hype cycle. That's why the ...
Last week saw a big day in the 15-year history of Light Reading when Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and I were invited to interview the Deputy Chairman and Rotating ...
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