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Key developments related to Reference Design Kit (RDK) deployments.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/29/2014
With CableLabs gearing up for its annual summer conference in Keystone, Colorado, next week, TV UIs are ranking high on the agenda. At least half a dozen companies ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/21/2014
Arris is launching a new TV app platform for cable operators with the help of a Silicon Valley startup, Wurl Inc. Dubbed Arris Market, the set-top software is ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 7/14/2014
In its never-ending quest for quality content, YouTube is once again talking to Hollywood studios and independent producers about bringing premium shows to the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/11/2014
Taking another big step for IP video boxes, cable's Reference Design Kit (RDK) specs have incorporated support for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 6/4/2014
Samsung and Espial are putting their collective RDK licenses together. The two companies have announced a joint solution that combines {complink 4750|Samsung ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 5/7/2014
Less than a year after introducing Contour for the TV and mobile devices, Cox Communications has deployed the next-generation user experience to more than 1.2 million ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 5/6/2014
Following the wild success of the Reference Design Kit (RDK) for cable video hardware -- 140 licensees and counting -- Comcast is ready to bring the RDK concept to ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/30/2014
LOS ANGELES -- The Cable Show -- Arris, or at least the part of Arris that was once Motorola, has long talked about a video transcoding gateway that would take in ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/29/2014
LOS ANGELES -- The Cable Show -- Zodiac Interactive has a dream to unite television hardware platforms, set-top middleware, and web-based standards through a single ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/29/2014
LOS ANGELES -- The Cable Show -- In a sign that middleware never grows old, Minerva is showcasing its Minerva10 software platform on RDK hardware at The Cable Show ...
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ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
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Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the ...
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/20/2014
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Eurobites: Opera Gets Call From Microsoft
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/22/2014
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Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 8/21/2014
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Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Sarah Reedy, Senior Editor, 8/11/2014
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new ...
Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 8/11/2014
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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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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