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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/21/2017
Netflix is pushing a new form of television, which allows viewers to choose how the storyline develops. Called "branching narratives" by the OTT provider, these shows ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/16/2017
With more money than the GDP of several small nations, Apple can afford to try, fail and try again. And such is the case in the television business.
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/14/2017
It's been a newsworthy few weeks at TiVo, with the DVR pioneer winning in court, losing its CEO and hyping its next-gen Hydra user interface, which has been largely ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/7/2017
Verizon's been on a very slow roll with its next-gen IPTV service, but the telco is inching forward with the start of extended beta testing in recent weeks.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/5/2017
Join Alan Breznick for a breezy tour of the hot technology exhibits at ANGACOM, Europe's largest cable TV and broadband show, as well as Germany's hot culinary treats.
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/25/2017
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/24/2017
There are fewer waters more shark-infested than those occupied by programmers and content distributors during licensing negotiations. By all accounts, the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/22/2017
Score another big deal for the US cable consolidation movement. TPG Capital announced Monday that it will buy Wave Broadband for $2.36 billion, thereby creating a ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/22/2017
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big Communications Event - At least three major challenges are still hampering the rollout and adoption of 4K/UHD TV right now, including heavy ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/19/2017
Well look what the Internet turned up. On a Comcast support page, the cable operator is now referencing an Arris XG4 DVR set-top, available in select markets only. ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/11/2017
Seeking to stem customer churn and drive new video subscriber and revenue growth in its US markets, Altice is counting on the upcoming rollout of its home ...
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For nearly 25 years, cable has relied upon hybrid fiber-coaxial (HFC) plant to deliver a wealth of digital television, Internet and telephone services. But the HFC ...
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You Down With IoT? Yeah, You Know Me
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 6/23/2017
The Internet of Things caption contest featured smart and funny responses.
Hubbard: AT&T Digs Deep on SD-WAN
Rick Hubbard, SVP, Networking Product Management, AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions, 6/23/2017
AT&T is prepping a network-based SD-WAN offering that will serve SMBs and branch ...
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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability.
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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CenturyLink: Let's Get Past SD-WAN Hype

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Technology becomes a "shiny object" unless it's properly focused on solving business needs for enterprise customers, says Bill Grubbs, network solutions architect for CenturyLink. He explains to Light Reading why SD-WAN deployments have to be tailored to specific needs – and more.
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Infinera's Sales Director Paints Tech's Big Picture

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Shannon Williams, Infinera's director of sales, shares how she achieves work's many balancing acts -- between her role and the broader company, today and tomorrow's tech and more.
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SD-WAN Innovation & Trends

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Versa CEO Kelly Ahuja discusses with Carol Wilson the current status and trends in the SD-WAN market, Versa's innovation around building a software platform with broad contextualization, and the advantages that startups can bring to the SD-WAN market.
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Ovum's Dario Talmesio on 5G in Europe

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At 5G World 2017, Dario Talmesio, principal analyst and practice leader on Ovum's fixed and mobile telecoms European team, explains the emerging trends amongst European operators as they prepare for 5G.
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Putting Power on a Pedestal

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ARRIS's John Ulm says a major accomplishment of SCTE•ISBE's Energy 2020 program is increased focus on power cost and consumption, including inclusion of energy requirements in operators' RFPs and RFIs.
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Gigabit Access: The Last-Mile Pipe for All Future Services

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A Gigabit access platform being deployed today must be able to deliver all types of services to an increasing number of devices. A non-blocking architecture is necessary to support the ever-increasing growth in bandwidth demand. The Huawei Gigabit access solution is based on a distributed design that is fully scalable to deliver a unprecedented performance.
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Key Factors to Successfully Deploy an SD-WAN Service

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As service providers transition their SD-WAN solution from trials and limited deployments into production at large scale, there are important considerations to successfully operationalize these solutions and realize their full potential, without adding complexity, introducing uncertainty or disrupting current business operations. Sunil Khandekar, CEO and Founder ...
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IoT Solutions: Rational Exuberance

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IoT solutions are morphing from hype into viable business opportunities. Huawei has the platform and ecosystem support to help carriers successfully address new business opportunities in the IoT space.
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Realizing ICN as a Network Slice for Mobile Data Distribution

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Network slicing in 5G allows the potential introduction of new network architectures such as Information-centric Networks (ICN) as a slice, managed over a shared pool of compute, storage and bandwidth resource. Services over an ICN slice can benefit from many architectural features such as Name Based Networking, Security, Multicasting, Multi-homing, Mobility, ...
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Ovum's Mike Roberts on 5G Uptake

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Mike Roberts, research director for Ovum's service provider markets group, explains why he has boosted his 5G subscriptions forecast.
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AT&T's Hubbard on Intersection of SD-WAN & MPLS

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Rick Hubbard, SVP of Network Product Management for AT&T Business Solutions, discusses how AT&T's approach to SD-WAN fits in with its overall virtualization strategy, explains how SD-WAN can improve enterprise customers' use of the cloud and addresses the intersection of SD-WAN and MPLS.
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Keep Connected IoT Devices Under Control With Allot

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Allot AVP of International Pre-Sales, Daniel Keidar, explains how communications service providers can protect infrastructure and service availability from flooding attacks caused by malfunctioning or bot-infected devices connected to their network.
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