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By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/30/2014
When I answered an incoming customer service call from Comcast yesterday, all I really hoped was that my experience would be better than this guy's. (See What Can We ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/28/2014
The latest round of municipal network battles has quickly escalated to the federal level, with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler promising to challenge state laws prohibiting ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/28/2014
In a move that should spur more multiscreen viewing without set-top boxes, Sling Media's new retail Slingbox M1 will shortly introduce Chromecast support for users ...
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By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/24/2014
Rabbit TV, the online video aggregation service, wants to pay broadcasters to distribute their programming over the web.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/22/2014
My favorite recent headline about the ongoing legislative brouhaha over municipal networks is this one, from a publication called The Escapist: "Tenn. Congresswoman ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/18/2014
After technical issues at the FCC's website forced an extension, the final deadline for comments on the Commission's Open Internet Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/17/2014
One of the first groups to seek industry unity in the Internet of Things space is announcing today that several more companies have joined up, confirming the ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/16/2014
Rural Broadband Services Corp. is shaping up to be one of the new enablers of the Gigabit Cities vision, but with an eye trained on rural markets.
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/15/2014
The Internet of Things just keeps getting more clubs. The newest place to be seen is Thread Group, which launched today to back a new IP-based, in-home wireless ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/15/2014
Internet service providers have used bandwidth management techniques for years to control service quality, but consumers have typically had much less control over ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 7/14/2014
A municipal utility based in northeast Washington state is leveraging one of its core assets as it builds a fiber-to-the-premises network. It is using an installation ...
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VoLTE Gains Velocity: GSA
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 7/29/2014
Industry association says that 66 operators are investing in VoLTE, and that 92 ...
Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/28/2014
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its ...
Eurobites: BlackBerry Buys German Security Firm
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/30/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline ...
Swisscom Boasts FTTX Milestone
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/30/2014
Extending fiber to homes, buildings and local street distribution points has ...
Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 7/22/2014
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite ...
Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 7/2/2014
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent ...
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5 TV Tech Trends Heading for CES
Mari Silbey , Independent Technology Editor , 1/2/2014
What can the television set expect to see at the upcoming consumer electronics ...
Bandwidth Bringing Profits Back to Voice
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 11/8/2013
US CLEC isn't abandoning voice, rather it's capitalizing on what voice can be in ...
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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.
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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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BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator

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Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
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Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey

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Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
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Driving the Network Transformation

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Intel's Sandra Rivera discusses network transformation and how Intel technologies, programs, and standards body efforts have helped the industry migration to SDN and NFV.
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Distributed NFV-Based Business Services by RAD

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With the ETSI-approved Distributed NFV PoC running in the background, RAD's CEO, Dror Bin, talks about why D-NFV makes compelling sense for service providers, and about the dollars and cents RAD is putting behind D-NFV.
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MRV – Accelerating Packet Optical Convergence

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NFV-Enabled Ethernet for Generating New Revenues

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Cyan's Planet Orchestrate allows service providers and their end-customers to activate software-based capabilities such as firewalls and encryption on top of existing Ethernet services in just minutes.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

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Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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