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By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 5/25/2016
AT&T may get involved in a bidding war with rival Verizon to acquire Yahoo, according to a report from Bloomberg.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 5/25/2016
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event -- Cox Communications has admitted the competitive challenge from so-called over-the-top (OTT) players is forcing it to ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/20/2016
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler wants the cable industry to act more like the feisty, innovative underdog it was when he led the industry's main trade group 30 to 35 years ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/19/2016
Major telecom network operators are not the only ones stepping up to proclaim their support of OpenStack, this open source cloud platform that is sometimes disparaged ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/19/2016
Kicking off Google I/O, its annual developers' conference, Google announced an array of new products, including virtual assistant and messaging apps powered by ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/18/2016
No matter how it may get delivered, video is still the communications service that consumers crave the most.
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 5/16/2016
In a further effort to bolster its video services capabilities, AT&T has agreed to terms to acquire QuickPlay, a company with a cloud-based streaming video system, ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 5/13/2016
Vendors are taking on the market with network functions virtualization (NFV) products designed to combine flexibility with the reliability and performance service ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/11/2016
It's good to be a programmer, good to be a distributor and doubly good to be both.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/11/2016
Following YouTube down the user-generated route, Amazon has launched a new service for video creators called Amazon Video Direct (AVD). But AVD is more than a ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/10/2016
A year ago at the annual Internet & Television Expo (formerly known as The Cable Show), Comcast CEO Brian Roberts was making jokes about the end of his company's ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/6/2016
Despite the opposition of one Republican commissioner, the FCC has reportedly agreed to approve Charter's pending purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/4/2016
YouTube Inc. is the latest big video provider that's looking to plunge deeper into the OTT space with a live TV skinny bundle. As first reported by ...
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Bloomberg: AT&T Is Kicking the Tires on Yahoo's Internet Business
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/25/2016
AT&T could be competing with Verizon for Yahoo's Internet assets.
IHS: Policy Management Virtualization a $2.8B Market by 2020
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 5/25/2016
Huawei, Ericsson led the pack last year for policy management revenue.
The New IP
Brocade Extends Network Automation With Workflow Composer
Alison Diana, Editor, 5/25/2016
New platform eliminates many manual handoffs and gives IT a revenue-generation tool.
Prepping the Network for Trillions
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 5/25/2016
Brocade's Kelly Herrell tells the BCE crowd service providers should focus on ...
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5G: Hurdles on the Track
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/7/2016
Standardization efforts on 5G are getting ahead of a business case for the ...
When a Telco Goes OTT
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Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch ...
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Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to ...
Disrupting Telefónica in a Small Way
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As head of Communications Services and Product Innovation, Ian Small is inventing ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
In this latest installment of the CEO Chat series, Craig Labovitz, co-founder and CEO of Deepfield, sits down with Light Reading's Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York City office to discuss how Deepfield fits in with the big data trend and more.
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LRTV Documentaries
Leading Lights 2016 Highlights

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Some of the high points from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner at the Hotel Ella in Austin, Texas.
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Light Reading Hall of Fame 2016

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Find out who has been welcomed into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
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ZTE TM Forum Highlights

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ZTE showcased its new ICT solutions at TM Forum in Nice.
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Gamma's MD on the Emergence of UC2

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Gamma Communications Managing Director David Macfarlane believes the unified communications (UC) market has reached a tipping point.
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The Ultimate 5-Minute Guide to Digital Customer Engagement

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In this short video, you will hear all about how Digital Customer Engagement is the key to meeting customer expectations, keeping them happy, and maximizing revenue. VP Product & Marketing at Pontis, Ofer Razon, breaks down for us the five essential capabilities for successful Digital Customer Engagement. Don’t miss!
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NFV in 2016: Part 1 – NFV Use Cases Get Real

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Consensus is building around the key use cases for NFV, including managed IP services at the network edge and on customer premises, which can generate new revenues from enterprises/SMBs and consumers; Evolved Packet Core to support LTE migration; and adjacent technologies, such as TAS and IMS, to support VoLTE and next-generation charging and policy control ...
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 3

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Steve Vogelsang discusses the challenges of operational transformation and how Nokia helps its customers. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Level 3: Why UC Is In Demand

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Andrew Edison, Level 3's senior VP of sales, EMEA region, talks about the drivers of growth in the unified communications services market.
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ARM's OPNFV Action

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At the ARM booth at MWC 2016, Joe Kidder and Bob Monkman speak to Light Reading about OPNFV and their upcoming action.
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Nokia's Steve Vogelsang on NFV – Part 2

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Steve Vogelsang gives advice to service providers on how to move to NFV. Join Steve at the Big Communications Event in Austin the morning of May 24, on his keynote and optical networking panel.
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Interoute CTO on NFV's Maturity

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Matt Finnie, CTO at international operator Interoute, explains how NFV has made life easier in terms of logistics and how Interoute can now enable a 'software-defined moment' for its customers.
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UBBS 2016 Highlights

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Highlights of Huawei's UBBS event in Hong Kong.
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Charting the CSP’s Future
Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it’s going from two industry veterans.