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Key developments related to set-top-box (STB) innovation.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/5/2016
Add Cincinnati Bell to the roster of US pay-TV providers seeking to market skinny TV bundles to subscribers in an effort to stave off customer churn.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/4/2016
Still shooting for regulatory approval of its proposed Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks purchases by the end of March, Charter Communications is sorting ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/1/2016
From the moment Google first unveiled plans to deploy gigabit broadband service in 2010, industry watchers wondered if this was an experiment, a way to force other ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/29/2016
Meet Brad Love. Love believes in open source. He's anti-patent (especially anti-software-patent). And he's the original author of the virtual headend technical ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/28/2016
In a sign of the fierce opposition rapidly mounting to the FCC's latest move to open up the set-top box market to competition, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 1/27/2016
Following steady deterioration in its financials, STMicroelectronics is making big changes, including a corporate reorganization, and the cessation of development on ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/27/2016
It's been several months since an advisory group submitted its report to the FCC with recommendations on how to open up the set-top market and give consumers more ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/27/2016
Facing a swell of competition from online video services, traditional pay-TV providers in the US are trying a number of different ways to retain existing subscribers ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 1/27/2016
With its purchase of DirecTV now six months behind it, AT&T is striving to take TV Everywhere to a whole new level.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/26/2016
Only two months after announcing its entry into the North American market, WiFi company AirTies is back with big news of another customer win on the far side of the ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 1/25/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR's new grand fromage; taxing times for Google and others in UK; Olive secures funding.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/19/2016
Layer3 TV, which has been preparing a so-called next-generation cable television service for more than two years, may finally be ready for its coming-out party.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/15/2016
It's that time again: In this week's Gigabites roundup, analysts forecast AT&T's surge past Google in the gigabit race in 2017* and an overall 10x increase in ...
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Network Transformation Tops IoT Poll
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/5/2016
Network transformation and addressing security concerns should be top of mind for ...
The Burning Platform of African Telecom
Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 2/5/2016
Africa's operators need to overhaul their business models and strategies if they ...
The New IP
Virtual Reality Newsbites: The Calm Before the MWC Storm
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/5/2016
A weekly roundup of New IP news from around the globe.
Pics: Metro Over Miami
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 2/5/2016
Intrepid builders of fiber optic networks brave the Miami winter to talk about ...
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Innovation Roundup: How US Pay-TV Providers Stack Up
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/27/2016
A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big ...
Leading Lights 2015: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 5/7/2015
Light Reading is proud to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights ...
TWC's Mike Angus Unplugged
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 11/14/2013
Angus dishes on TV Everywhere, BYOD for pay TV, data caps, out-of-home rights, TV ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
As anyone who knows me will tell you, I like to think I know a fair bit about this next-gen-comms malarkey, but there's nothing like an interview with one of the ...
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Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

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The Digital Operations Transformation Summit on February 21, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Barcelona Fira Centre will bring together 50 senior executives to engage in a unique debate on the opportunities and challenges presented by the transformative evolving digital landscape. RSVP now at events@lightreading.com.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, recently tested ADVA's Ensemble Connector, which replaces open vSwitch and offers carrier-grade capability and interoperability. The test results strengthen ADVA's credibility as a provider in the virtualization space.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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The former CEO of Overture Networks, Mike Aquino, discusses why truly open virtualization solutions provide service providers with the greatest choice.
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MWC: Buckle Up for 5G & the IIoT

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This year's Mobile World Congress looks set to be a 5G land grab and a chance to get down and dirty with the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – but what will the 5G discussions actually be about?
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Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

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With over 2 billion viewers worldwide, Shenzhen Media Group is one of China's largest content producers. By partnering with Huawei and Sobey, SZMG was able to modernize media operations with the Converged News Center, a production studio that is a model for next-generation workflows.
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Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

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MACOM's MAOM-003427 is the industry's first surface-mount modulator driver with 46 Gbaud capability to support next generation 200G and 400G applications.
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Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

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We all know that the network of the future will be virtual, but when will virtual become a reality? This video infographic covers the four key areas in which Light Reading, in partnership with EANTC, tested Cisco's NFV infrastructure: performance, reliability, multi-service capabilities and single pane of glass management.

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CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

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At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
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Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

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At CES 2015, CTO of Ericsson, Ulf Ewaldsson, sits down with CEO of Light Reading, Steve Saunders, to discuss the changing telecom market, the new partnership with Cisco and the future of the telecom industry.
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Ireland's Data Dream

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Host In Ireland president Gary Connolly tells Light Reading's Steve Saunders about the role Ireland is playing in hosting data for the world's largest organizations.
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Brocade Keynote: Transitioning to the New IP

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At 2020 Vision in Dublin, Andrew Coward, VP of Service Provider Strategy at Brocade, presents the transition to the New IP.
From The Founder
Light Reading sits down at CES with the head of Cisco's service provider video business, Conrad Clemson, to discuss how NFV and cloud security relate to video, the challenge of managing 4K/8K traffic, the global expansion of Netflix and virtual reality.
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