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Is Pai Filling FCC Role?
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2017  |  1 comment
There are only three FCC Commissioners today, and rumor has it that one of them could soon be the new Chairman.
TVkey Promises TV Service Sans Set-Top
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1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Big security for 4K video in a tiny little package.
Comment: Timeline? - msilbey - 1/19/2017
Comment: Re: DVD service - msilbey - 1/19/2017
Netflix Lands in Nearly Half of US Households
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2017  |  5 comments
Another solid quarterly performance puts Netflix in nearly 50 million US households, and in 93.8 million households around the world.
Comment: Counting subs - msilbey - 1/18/2017
Comment: Re: Oh my - msilbey - 1/18/2017
Operators Gird Loins for Trumpageddon
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2017  |  4 comments
As the hordes descend on DC, AT&T and Comcast plan a wireless access boost.
Cable One Bids $735M for NewWave
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2017  |  1 comment
Cable One aims for around $1 billion in annual revenue with the acquisition of NewWave Communications.
Cable Has One Thing Verizon Needs
MariNation  | 
1/17/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon buying Comcast or Charter? Preposterous! Except...
Comment: Re: VR in 4K - msilbey - 1/17/2017
Comment: VR in 4K - msilbey - 1/17/2017
TV's Paradox: No HDR Without 4K
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2017  |  8 comments
The pay-TV industry can't unbundle HDR technology from 4K Ultra HD TV, even though maybe it should.
Comment: Other OTA mash-ups - msilbey - 1/13/2017
It's the End of TV as We Know It
MariNation  | 
1/13/2017  |  3 comments
In 2017, TV is what consumers make it.
Comment: Growth rate - msilbey - 1/12/2017
Who Needs a Gig? Verizon's Got 750 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2017  |  4 comments
Verizon's new Fios Instant Internet service promises symmetrical broadband speeds of 750 Mbit/s, but the cost is more than most ISPs charge for full gigabit service.
Ericsson: 5G Heralds 'New' New Economy
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1/12/2017  |  11 comments
Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson suggests that what 5G promises today is just a glimpse of what it will enable tomorrow.
Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES
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1/11/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.
Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
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1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.
Cisco's Cloud Video Platform Grows Up
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1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
This is what happens when Cisco's Videoscape portfolio matures into the Infinite Video Platform.
Comment: Re: Times a changin? - msilbey - 1/9/2017
A Photo Tour of CES 2017
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1/9/2017  |  3 comments
Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.
Tivo's Big Consumer News Isn't at CES
News Analysis  | 
1/6/2017  |  3 comments
Here's what Tivo's not saying (publicly) at CES.
TimeSync Links WiFi Devices in Time
News Analysis  | 
1/5/2017  |  2 comments
The Wi-Fi Alliance brings precision time synchronization to wireless devices.
ZipKey Tech Promises Auto-WiFi Set-Up
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1/5/2017  |  1 comment
Cirrent offers the latest in secure automatic WiFi provisioning with ZipKey.
Comcast Unveils Smart Home Platform
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1/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast's platform could be the new operating system for connected devices in the home.
Dish AirTV Launch Pairs OTA & OTT
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1/3/2017  |  3 comments
Dish hopes to ride cord-cutting wave with new AirTV Player.
CES Preview: The Service Provider Edition
MariNation  | 
12/29/2016  |  1 comment
Just because it's a consumer show doesn't mean service providers stay home for the annual CES shindig in Las Vegas.
OTT Went Big in 2016, Aims Higher in 2017
News Analysis  | 
12/26/2016  |  1 comment
A roundup of OTT news in 2016 and a look at what's coming in the New Year.
Atlanta Shares Smart City Plans for 2017
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/22/2016  |  6 comments
At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from the Atlanta Information Management Department to hear about the government's smart city plans.
AirTV Promises Best of OTA & OTT
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12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
New AirTV looks to combine over-the-top TV with Sling TV and other online video apps.
Nielsen Scoops Up Gracenote for $560M
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2016  |  1 comment
Gracenote trades owners again in a metadata merry-go-round.
Altice Spins Out Technical Workforce in US
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2016  |  1 comment
New spinout company will focus on fiber-to-the home deployments. According to Altice, the move will not impact the company's commitment to avoid layoffs in New York over the next four years.
Gigabites: XGS-PON Gets Its Day in the Sun
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12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
XGS-PON got its first plugfest a few weeks ago with vendors, including Huawei, Nokia and Broadcom testing their gear for interoperability. The technology standard promises symmetrical speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.
Comment: Re: Defracture - msilbey - 12/16/2016
Rogers Dumps In-House IPTV Product for X1
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12/16/2016  |  3 comments
Rogers will take a huge loss in the fourth quarter as a result of dropping its own IPTV development project and deciding to license Comcast's X1 platform instead.
Wheeler's Parting Advice on Title II
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12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
In the final FCC open meeting of the year, Chairman Tom Wheeler offered his insight on the staying power of the Open Internet Order.
Internet Privacy Rules Take Effect Jan. 3
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2016  |  1 comment
Just under the wire, the FCC is sliding in its Internet privacy rules before Donald Trump takes office.
Atlanta Wraps Up RFIs for Fiber, Wireless
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12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
RFI submissions for new municipal projects in Atlanta are due on December 22.
Comment: Re: Comcast - msilbey - 12/14/2016
In Philly, Comcast Trumps Muni Broadband
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12/13/2016  |  2 comments
A new deal between Comcast and the city of Philadelphia promises more investment in the local broadband network, and more business for the cable company.
Comment: Hmmm - msilbey - 12/13/2016
Comment: Cozy with Trump - msilbey - 12/13/2016
FCC on the Verge of 2-2 Split
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12/12/2016  |  5 comments
A Senate recess gives Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosensworcel virtually zero chance to be reconfirmed before she is scheduled to step down from the FCC at the end of this year.
Gigabites: Full Duplex Gets the Hard Sell
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12/9/2016  |  3 comments
Charter and Comcast both talk a good game with Full Duplex DOCSIS, but widespread deployments supporting 10-gigabit broadband speeds are still years away.
Verizon's Boston Smart Cities Pilot Begins
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12/9/2016  |  4 comments
With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.
Small Arctic ISP Caches Netflix in New Way
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12/7/2016  |  5 comments
Meshnet in the Canadian Arctic is using Aterlo Network's NightShift technology to cache Netflix content locally so consumers with low-speed Internet connections can still stream the video service.
Verizon Hails Boston Fios Launch but Eyes 5G
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12/7/2016  |  3 comments
Verizon launches Fios in new Boston-area neighborhoods, but looks ahead to promoting 5G.
Comment: RDK-B - msilbey - 12/6/2016
Technicolor Brings AWS Home to Gateways
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2016  |  1 comment
Technicolor is the first CPE provider to integrate Amazon's Greengrass application environment on its broadband gateways.
Comment: 4 players - msilbey - 12/5/2016
Comment: Re: HFC vs. FTTH - msilbey - 12/5/2016
CableLabs: First Full Duplex Trials in 1 Year
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2016  |  2 comments
CableLabs predicts the first Full Duplex trials will take place in about a year, but is this particular technology cable's best hope for conquering the business services market?
Gigabites: Amazon Truck Packs 100PB of Data
News Analysis  | 
12/2/2016  |  1 comment
Amazon's Snowmobile service is designed to truck data around the country at a rate that's obscenely faster than data transfer on a gigabit broadband connection.
WOW: Broadband Caps, Not 'If' but 'When'
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12/2/2016  |  Post a comment
WOW COO Cash Hagen paints broadband data caps as an inevitability.
Experts: DOCSIS Won't Cut It in the Enterprise
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11/30/2016  |  1 comment
If cable is serious about moving upstream into the enterprise market, experts say they'll have to rethink how they architect their networks.
Comment: Re: FreeView? - msilbey - 11/29/2016
Comment: Re: go go gadgets - msilbey - 11/29/2016
AT&T Debuts DirecTV Now on New Video Platform
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  13 comments
AT&T bundled the launch of its DirecTV Now OTT service with a new video platform.
WOW Trials NFV for Business, Eyes Residential
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  3 comments
WOW's early field tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution are expected to lead to greater virtualization in support of WOW's business and residential services.
Comcast Co-opts Cord-Cutters With Sling TV
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11/23/2016  |  4 comments
Comcast makes Sling TV part of the big bundle.
AT&T Puts Finishing Touches on DirecTV Now
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T is still adding content deals, solidifying its ad strategy and debating the practice of zero rating as it gets ready for the launch of DirecTV Now next week.
Comment: Re: Caps.. - msilbey - 11/22/2016
Layer3 TV: 1TB Data Caps Are Too Low
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11/21/2016  |  2 comments
One-terabyte broadband data caps are widely seen as generous, but new service provider Layer3 TV points out how and why they'll be anti-competitive in the near future.
Gigabites: Verizon Wins FCC Approval for XO
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11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC punted on several regulatory actions this week, but it did take the time to approve Verizon's acquisition of XO Communications.
Amazon Prime Video Goes Global
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11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Amazon follows Netflix in taking its Prime Video service global.
The Set-Top's Not Dead, Set-Top Regulation Is
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  2 comments
The FCC's 'Unlock the Box' proposal has nowhere to go.
FCC Prepares to Vote on Price Regulation
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11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.
Verizon Buys Smart City Kiosk Player
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2016  |  4 comments
Verizon takes on LinkNYC with the acquisition of LQD WiFi and the company's Palo smart city kiosks.
AT&T Adds Video Throttling to Zero Rating
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2016  |  2 comments
New default Stream Saver feature will throttle video quality on AT&T's mobile network, but streaming will still count toward data caps.
AT&T & Trump Tangle Net Neutrality's Web
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2016  |  5 comments
Vertical media integration and zero rating practices take on a new hue in light of recent events.
Trump Win Will Reshape FCC
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2016  |  8 comments
A Trump presidency changes the outlook for telecom policy.
Comcast's NBCU Takes Bite Out of Apple Ads
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11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
New deal signals Comcast's rise in the advertising business.
Comment: Re: Equipment - msilbey - 11/7/2016
The Holidays Ride on Trojan-Horse Hardware
MariNation  | 
11/7/2016  |  3 comments
Don't underestimate the technology Trojan Horse.
Gigabites: Comcast Doubles Down on D3.1
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11/4/2016  |  Post a comment
A total of 15 cities will have access to Comcast's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit service by early 2017.
Comment: Poor service - msilbey - 11/4/2016
Comment: Retail - msilbey - 11/4/2016
TiVo Turns a Profit Post Rovi Deal
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2016  |  2 comments
TiVo reported solid Q3 earnings and a new five-year licensing deal with Samsung, but a lawsuit with Comcast continues to throw shade on the company's financial results.
Arris CEO Hints at Wireless M&A – Could Ruckus Be a Target?
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11/3/2016  |  Post a comment
Arris may want to acquire wireless networking assets, and Ruckus just came up for sale.
Why the $&#* Would I 'Watch With Twitter?'
MariNation  | 
11/2/2016  |  9 comments
When it comes to interactive television, there are some things the pay-TV industry never learns.
Comment: Re: Caveats - msilbey - 11/1/2016
Why DirecTV Now May Flop
MariNation  | 
11/1/2016  |  18 comments
Compare and contrast: A look at the price points and adoption levels for existing OTT services paints a picture of the future for AT&T's DirecTV Now offering, and it's not great.
CenturyLink Splashes $34B on Level 3 Buy
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2016  |  10 comments
Deal to merge CenturyLink and Level 3 operations would create a new behemoth in enterprise telecommunications.

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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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Heavy Reading: The Web-Scale View

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At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Rome, Heavy Reading's former chief analyst Patrick Donegan shared insight from the recent web-scale operators report, which featured research on how web-scale operators view the market, the best web-scale companies to ...
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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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