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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/13/2017
Once upon a time, television was a common cultural experience. Now, however, the media universe is so fractured that every program is competing against shows on ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/9/2017
LAS VEGAS -- CES 2017 -- CES is a world unto itself, and while the industry moans every year that it's no longer worth the hype, the annual convention in Las Vegas ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/6/2017
LAS VEGAS -- CES 2017 -- Given TiVo's retail brand, you'd think the company would have a lot to say at CES, but that's not the case this year. After officially ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/3/2017
Dish may not be holding a major media event at CES this year, but that doesn't mean the company is tamping down the press announcements. The highlight today is news ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/29/2016
CES is all about consumer electronics, so why do service providers go to the Las Vegas event? The answer is an easy one. More and more of the electronics consumers ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 12/28/2016
Will 2017 be the year that US pay-TV customers finally cut the subscription cord in huge bunches?
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/26/2016
In just two years, over-the-top TV has gone from niche endeavor to mainstream preoccupation. CBS launched its All Access service at the end of 2014, followed by ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 12/22/2016
Versa has snagged its largest SD-WAN deal to date with Tata Communications, which is rolling out SD-WAN services in 130 countries using Versa's multitenant SD-WAN ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/21/2016
The introduction of virtualization capabilities to support services such as SD-WAN is giving Colt Technology Services Group Ltd (London: COLT) the opportunity to ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/21/2016
Pay-TV providers in the US have slowly been integrating online video services like Netflix and Hulu into their video bundles for years, with Comcast taking the big ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/13/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor under suspicion; fund managers don't like BT/Ofcom separation; Mediaset shares soar on Vivendi rumors.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/12/2016
With the US Senate shutting down for the holidays, the FCC appears to be on the edge of whittling down its team of Commissioners to an even split of two Democrats ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/8/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson job-cutting ahead of schedule; Fastweb plans to roll out gigabit service; BBC trials 4K HDR video.
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ETSI's mobile edge computing (MEC) specifications group wants to be the 'center ...
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Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders chats with Sportlogiq CEO Craig Buntin about sports data analysis.
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Cisco's Cloud Scale Networking: Automation, Virtualization & Simplification

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Cisco's Sanjeev Mervana outlines the latest innovations in networking technology at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.
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ADVA Talks Innovation & the Future of Networking

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Ray Le Maistre and Christoph Glingener, CTO of ADVA Optical Networking, discuss the current state of the industry, cooperation and collaboration, open innovation and the future of networking.
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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform

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Cisco's Infinite Video Platform allows service providers to deliver broadcast-quality video over IP networks. Infinite video supports many devices, from 4K TVs to tablets to game consoles. Join Cisco's Rajeev Raman for a brief tour and live demo.
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Masergy: Ability to Adapt Key for NFV

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Speaking at Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Masergy's VP, Global Technology, Ray Watson, said agility is key to providing the mix and match NFV-based services that are driving business for the managed service provider today.
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Equinix: The Data Explosion

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Eric Schwartz, president of EMEA, Equinix, talked about how Equinix is helping its customers manage the influx of data today, and how it's preparing for a future filled with millions of connected IoT devices.
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Heavy Reading: The Changing Data Center Landscape

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision event in Rome, Heavy Reading's Senior Analyst Roz Roseboro talks about how virtualization is impacting data center evolution and how that evolution is affecting the relationship between service providers, data center operators and public cloud providers.
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Boingo: Prepping for Millions of Devices

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision in Rome, Boingo's CTO Derek Peterson discusses how wireless operators will address the needs of low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth apps at the same time, the need for more MHz, the impact of IoT and more.
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Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES

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With its largest presence at CES in years, Comcast took the wraps off its long-awaited gigabit gateway and a new platform for managing the home WiFi network. Light Reading Senior Editor Mari Silbey sat down with EVP Chris Satchell to discuss the latest Comcast advance, and met with VP of Product Strategy and Development Andrea Peiro to walk through a demo of the ...
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Colt: End-to-End Key for 2017

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Nico Fischbach of Colt said having a multi-carrier, end-to-end service proposition is going to be key for 2017 -- and SD-WAN is instrumental in making it happen.
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Cisco's Clemson on Mobile Cloud Video

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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators. "If you think about where we're going… whether it's a mobile application, or a video ...
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VMware Telco NFV Solutions – Preparing for 5G & IOT

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Shekar Ayyar, EVP & Corporate Strategy/General Manager of Telco for VMware, discusses VMware's Telco NFV solutions role and foundation for the Imminent Arrival of 5G & IOT.
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Heavy Reading: Big Video Set to Disrupt

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore talks about the challenges of managing and monetizing bandwidth-intensive video, and how service providers will need to transform their networks to cope with the big video explosion.
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Cisco's Conrad Clemson, recently promoted to head up the company's Service Provider Apps & Platforms developments, talks to Light Reading's Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about how he's bringing cloud video, mobile and virtualization together to empower network operators.
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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.