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Key developments related to set-top-box (STB) innovation.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/22/2015
For all the talk of its demise, it appears the set-top business is still going strong. Two new set-top deals surfaced this week: one involving Cisco boxes for ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/21/2015
The pending end of the integrated security ban for cable set-tops is a very big deal. Not just because it means CableCARD technology is (slowly) on its way out, but ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/19/2015
Signaling the cable industry's growing love affair with OpenStack, Time Warner Cable is marking its one-year anniversary with the open source cloud operating system.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/14/2015
Arris CEO Bob Stanzione insists that he's not worried about a sweeping new Cisco deal to supply advanced new "Worldbox" set-top boxes to Charter.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/13/2015
Time Warner Cable is continuing its transition to all-digital video with a rollout of "TWC Maxx" in Kansas City, beginning next week.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/12/2015
The smart home market is more hyped and chaotic than ever. Service providers are slowly beginning to gain traction with consumers, and that means technology vendors ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/8/2015
Two major chipmakers -- Broadcom and STMicro -- have introduced DOCSIS 3.1 chipsets, further setting the stage for the expected rollout of the cable industry's ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/8/2015
Despite Comcast's heavy investment in souped-up set-top boxes and even more powerful home media gateways, the cable giant is still seen as the most likely ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/7/2015
LAS VEGAS -- Although it's been nearly two years since Time Warner Cable launched an app for its pay-TV service on the Roku streaming video platform, few others ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/7/2015
LAS VEGAS -- Charter's rollout of its new hybrid IP/QAM set-top, the "Worldbox," in 2015 will feature plenty of Cisco hardware, but the operator's new cloud-based ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 1/6/2015
There are very few DVR solutions available at retail, but long-time technology provider Channel Master added to the selection in late 2013 when it introduced the ...
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The New IP
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Peace, Love and OTT – a Cynic's View
Steve Vogelsang , CTO, IP Routing and Transport, Alcatel-Lucent , 1/23/2015
Instead of worrying about the threat posed by some OTTs that offer competing ...
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SDN & NFV in Mobile Networks: The SGi-LAN
Kevin Shatzkamer , CTO, Mobile Networking, Brocade , 1/22/2015
MNOs have long relied on services in the mobile SGi-LAN to optimize network ...
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Huawei Expects 2015 Revenues of $56B
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/22/2015
Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei says ...
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/21/2015
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of ...
Infinera Strategy Pays Off, Stock Soars
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/23/2015
Optical vendor is adding sales, improving margins and growing a diversified ...
Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Shareholders Approve Oi Deal
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/23/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange nurtures startups; Austrian ...
Telecom Tops Other Sectors in Cisco Security Study
Iain Morris, News Editor, 1/21/2015
The telecom sector leads other industries when it comes to the sophistication of ...
India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 1/7/2015
The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of ...
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Angus dishes on TV Everywhere, BYOD for pay TV, data caps, out-of-home rights, TV ...
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Graham Finnie from Heavy Reading about some of the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control.
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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Frank Miller: Distributed Solutions are the Best Build for the Future - Part II

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At SCTE, Frank Miller, Global CTO of MSO at Huawei, speaks about Cable 2.0 and its innovative future.
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