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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/26/2016
For all the talk of disaggregating hardware in order to drive more network functions into software, there are still places where hardware convergence makes sense. ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/20/2016
As it moves into open source, AT&T's ECOMP platform will be able to reduce friction for telecom providers and equipment vendors alike, speeding up their shift to ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/20/2016
LONDON -- Broadband World Forum 2016 -- After three days at the annual gathering of the fixed broadband market's movers and shakers, it's become even clearer to me ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/19/2016
SDN industry bodies ON.Lab and the Open Networking Foundation (ONF) formally announced their merger today, ending weeks of speculation as to the future of the latter. ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/19/2016
Ericsson and Red Hat today announced a partnership that highlights not only the growing importance of open source solutions to the telecom market, but also the way ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/19/2016
As the cable industry prepares to deliver the next generation of broadband and video services, Light Reading has developed a four-part series of articles exploring ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 10/18/2016
In the move to virtualized networks and cloud-based architectures, service providers face a turning point in their approach to securing the network. Attackers ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 10/14/2016
Versa Networks scored another big customer win this week when Colt Technology Services announced it was using Versa gear to roll out the next phase of its SD-WAN ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/14/2016
Windstream is taking a different approach to virtualization than some other service providers, choosing to start at the core of its network with its physical network ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/14/2016
The cable industry is currently undergoing a "once-in-a-lifetime" phase of network upgrades in preparation for the next generation of fixed and wireless broadband ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 10/12/2016
Pan-European network operator Colt says it has teamed up with a Tier 1 US operator for a significant breakthrough in carrier SDN development by enabling SDN-managed ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/11/2016
With the cable industry at the start of a major network upgrade cycle, Light Reading is examining both the causes and effects of this network transformation. In ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/11/2016
Make way for another potentially major player in cable's still emerging, and yet increasingly congested, Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) space.
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Retired AT&T Chief Security Officer Ed Amoroso is publishing a free three-volume ...
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OneAccess NFV Solutions

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Antoine Clerget, CTO of OneAccess, discusses how his company has expanded its product line from enterprise-class routers to include a universal virtualized CPE as well as a suite of VNFs to help telco customers evolve to an NFV future.
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The Journey Toward Carrier-Grade WiFi

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In this Light Reading interview, Dave Sperling, CTO at Smith Micro Software and active participant of the WBA's policy working group, discusses the need for carrier-grade WiFi. Technical and business challenges slowing the fulfillment of this goal are addressed, as well as management strategies that will enable communication service providers to optimize end user ...
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ZTE BBWF Highlights

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At BBWF 2016, ZTE showed a broad range of innovative technologies that are kick-starting an ultrafast broadband journey.
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Next-Generation Technology Beyond DOCSIS 3.1

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Liu Jianhua speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Hybrid Video Solutions to Change TV, Change Future

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Ian Locke speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei Future-Oriented Giga Coax Network

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At SCTE 2016, Huawei's Allen Wang speaks with Alan Breznick for an exclusive interview.
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Huawei at SCTE 2016

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Join Alan Breznick of Light Reading and take a sneak peek at the Huawei booth at SCTE 2016.
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Assuring Network Quality in a Rapidly Changing Environment

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As the rate of change and complexity increases in agile networks, the importance of introducing DevOps methodologies for integrating active test and assurance solutions throughout the full service lifecycle becomes critical to ensure that customers are experiencing the service quality they demand. The industry landscape is changing, and software-based test and ...
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A10 Networks on Service Providers' Industry Needs

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Light Reading's Steve Saunders hears how A10 enables service providers to accelerate, secure and optimize their application delivery to drive down costs, enhance service availability, and better respond to customer requirements, so they can improve customer satisfaction, monetize their network, and grow revenues.
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New NFV Use Cases for Cable TV

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A large number of NFV use cases are focused on the enterprise domain, looking at virtualization of customer-premises equipment (CPE). To date, there has been little focus on the use cases and business case for virtualization of the video content delivery networks required to deliver unicast and streaming video to consumers. Amdocs commissioned Analysys Mason to ...
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Meet the Future Workforce: New Faces, Expectations & Motivations

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Millennials and their younger peers, Gen Z, expect more out of their network and more out of their work. Intel's Lynn Comp shares how the industry can prepare for this new generation of workers.
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ZTE Global Services User Congress 2016 Highlights

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ZTE held its 2nd Global Service User Conference in Dusseldorf on October 13-14. Representatives from network operators, leading industry analysts and ZTE senior expertsattended the event, exploring the best practice in managed services and the vision to transform network operations into the operations center of the future (OpCF) in the software-defined networking ...
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A vital part of increasing the number of women in comms is transforming the ways companies can support and empower women. While progressive company policies that support both men and women in achieving work-life balance are a step in the right direction, creating a company culture that supports those policies can at times be more challenging.

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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.