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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of all types of over-the-top services.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/8/2015
Soccer matches in the UK. Baseball and hockey in Canada. Next year may be the tipping point for 4K sports broadcasting.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/7/2015
Throw spaghetti at the wall and something's bound to stick. That seems to be the prevailing viewpoint in the video sector right now, and it looks like Amazon is ...
By Brett Sappington, 10/7/2015
The new wave of over-the-top (OTT) video services in 2015 and the slow decline in pay-TV penetration among US broadband households is causing traditional players to ...
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 10/5/2015
AT&T has sent a letter petitioning the FCC to grant it a waiver to deploy WiFi calling without support for TTY for the hearing impaired. The real thrust of its ...
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 Chris Menier, Vice President, Product & Strategy - Cable & MSOs, Guavus, 9/29/2015
As interdependencies between vast and complex systems grow -- and as competition increases -- revenue assurance has become vital to ensuring that cable businesses ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 9/29/2015
Telefónica is looking to network virtualization to fuel growth for its Tu Go mobile offering, which allows customers to access GSM services through broadband ...
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 Gagandeep Kaur, Contributing Editor, 9/25/2015
After moves by Google and Microsoft, social networking giant Facebook is now looking to provide free or low-cost Internet access in India's rural areas, according to ...
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Top 10 Habits for CISO Success
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 10/8/2015
AT&T's Ed Amoroso says CISOs should be mischievous, defensive, always planning ...
How NFV Can Improve Network Security
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/7/2015
Virtualizing networks will potentially create new vulnerabilities but Masergy's ...
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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 ...
Disrupting Telefónica in a Small Way
Michelle Donegan , 2/10/2015
As head of Communications Services and Product Innovation, Ian Small is inventing ...
What WebRTC Means for Telcos
Sarah Thomas , Editorial Operations Director , 6/2/2014
Communication service providers are figuring out what role they can play in ...
Faster-Than-Light Reading
Silence Like Diamonds – Episode 4: Following the Money
John Barnes , Author , 8/4/2015
Yip learns who benefits from hacking NItCo.
AT&T Targets CEOs, Boards With Security Report
Thursday, October 1, 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
Amazon Unveils 4K Fire TV
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Synacor Wins Multiyear Contract With Grande
Thursday, September 17, 2015
GTT to Acquire One Source Networks
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
USTelecom's McCormick To Exit After 2016
Monday, September 14, 2015
Nagra & Netflix Team Up on Set-Tops
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Accenture Scoops up S3 TV Technology
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
thePlatform Powers OTT for CONtv, Dove Channel
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Amazon Prime Brings Video Downloads to iOS, Android
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Cox Takes VoD Library to Retail TiVos
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Megaphone Moment
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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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LRTV Interviews
Top Tips for FTTH Operators

10|8|15   |   02:26   |   (0) comments

At Gigabit Europe 2015, Ventura Team co-founder Richard Jones talks about some of the key business case considerations for FTTH network operators.
LRTV Interviews
M-net Calls for FTTx Unity

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At the Gigabit Europe event, Jörn Schoof from M-net, the Munich city network operator, calls for industry collaboration on fiber broadband access rollouts.
LRTV Documentaries
The Business Case Challenge for NFV

10|7|15   |   03:47   |   (0) comments

Virtual CPE is one of the early success stories for network functions virtualization, as service providers are finding flexible, programmable CPE solves a lot of logistics problems and reduces their cost. But even here, Masergy Communications faced a business case challenge, says CTO Tim Naramore.
LRTV Interviews
JT Offers Some Gigabit Lessons

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Barna Kutvolgyi, managing director, Global Consumer, at JT, the incumbent operator on the island of Jersey, talks about how other service providers can learn from his company's gigabit broadband rollout experiences.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T's Chiosi on the Potential of Open Source

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AT&T Distinguished Network Architect Margaret T. Chiosi talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the potential for open source technology to liberate communications service providers.
LRTV Interviews
Network Security in a Gigabit World

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Masergy's James Harrison talks about some of the network security and data center issues network operators need to consider as they expand their broadband services portfolios.
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

10|1|15   |   03:18   |   (1) comment

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.
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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