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Key developments from the passive optical network sector, including WDM-PON and NG-PON2.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/31/2014
Windstream's plan to spin off its physical assets into a REIT prompted widespread speculation Tuesday that other US telecom players might follow suit, and stock ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/29/2014
Windstream's bold move Tuesday to separate its services business from the underlying physical network could be just the first of many such moves within telecom. (See ...
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 Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/15/2014
This year is turning out to be a very significant one for Light Reading: Under the leadership of founder Steve Saunders, who has returned as CEO, Light Reading is ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 7/9/2014
Seeking to make inroads in the cable residential market, Calix is launching a new fiber access product designed to enable cable operators to deliver 1Gbit/s speeds ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/8/2014
A veteran engineer with decades of Internet experience is challenging Netflix's claims that ISPs are slowing the performance of its streaming video service, ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/26/2014
Staking its claim in the rapidly evolving market for Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and related next-gen gear, Huawei is promoting a remote CCAP product ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/28/2014
Gigabit speeds aren't just for the Googles and AT&Ts of the world -- they are also coming to Main Street, USA, via multiple efforts such as one highlighted in today's ...
By Jason Meyers, Senior Editor, Utility Communications/IoT, 5/9/2014
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- While many utilities are primarily focused on modernizing their internal communications networks, some of them also want to sell broadband services. ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/5/2014
From the initial reports of AT&T's potential interest in buying DirecTV, I've been a bit puzzled. While a possible deal gives AT&T a broader reach for video ...
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Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
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Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 7/31/2014
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business ...
Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 8/1/2014
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with ...
Iliad Offers $15B for a Stake in T-Mobile
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 7/31/2014
Merger prospects for the "Uncarrier" get interesting as the French operator ...
Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
Robert Clark, , 8/1/2014
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same ...
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 ...
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Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 7/29/2014
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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.
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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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Giving you network insight to make your network smarter.
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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.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
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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