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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/22/2018
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies -- The transition to distributed access architectures may not be happening for cable as quickly as some in the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/21/2018
Adtran is expanding its footprint in the cable industry through a new EPON deal with Sumitomo Electric. The transaction has Adtran acquiring Sumitomo's North ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2018
Siemens is turning to Orange Business Services for its global SD-WAN infrastructure, tying together 1,500 sites in 94 countries on a single network that Orange is ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/20/2018
The way in which network operators work with their vendors is changing as part of the digital transformation process, and WOW Internet, Cable & Phone's recent ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 3/19/2018
Right, this is it. We've already extended the deadline, so no more extensions. This Friday, March 23, is the FINAL deadline for submissions to this year's Leading ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/19/2018
Verizon and Cisco are doing something new. The two companies have announced the successful test of Cisco's information-centric networking (ICN) software, a solution ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/12/2018
The Open Networking Foundation is today unveiling the next-generation of software-defined networking, replacing OpenFlow with a set of new interfaces that are both ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/9/2018
Telecom vendors who have been slow to adopt fully cloud-native applications can't compete economically with faster-moving players, and will find their businesses at ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 3/8/2018
Lying deep in the last mile of broadband service provider networks are generic hardware appliances layered with content caching software and tasked with making ...
By Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 2/20/2018
Cisco has launched Cisco Crosswork Network Automation, a software suite designed to help communications service providers innovate and solve network problems faster.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/16/2018
The Broadband Forum has a new project underway with Japanese operator NTT to optimize passive optical networks to support future 5G wireless services.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/14/2018
Virtualization has arrived in the cable access network.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/13/2018
Windstream is primarily known in the US telecom market in a couple of ways: First, as a local service provider in many smaller urban and rural markets and second, as ...
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In Facebook Debacle, More Than Zuckerberg to Blame
Larry Loeb, Author, 3/23/2018
Facebook and CEO Mark Zuckerberg are rightly taking a lot of heat from the ...
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Joe Stanganelli, Principal, Beacon Hill Law, 3/23/2018
As AI becomes increasingly important to cybersecurity, industry's complaints on ...
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3GPP Slices Away at Machine Learning
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/23/2018
Standards group is developing a machine learning function to let operators ...
Telefónica Helps Enterprises Tackle Big Data
Sarah Thomas, Director, Women in Comms, 3/22/2018
With partner Huawei, Telefónica will begin offer enterprises big data and ...
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Calix Gambles on a Software-Defined Reboot
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 6/28/2017
Having invested big bucks to become a software company, Calix seems poised for a ...
Leading Lights 2017: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/10/2017
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
Amoroso Shares His Security Obsession
Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 9/8/2016
Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
Evaluating Juniper's Cloud CPE Solution
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 6/29/2016
Light Reading commissioned independent test lab EANTC to evaluate Juniper's Cloud ...
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