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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/9/2016
It's been a light week for gigabit news, what with IBC and CTIA Super Mobility Week on tap. But never fear, your Gigabites roundup is still here. In today's ...
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Another week, another gigabit news roundup. In today's edition of Gigabites, rural towns in Minnesota start construction on a new fiber network, the FCC loses its ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/9/2016
Broadband is getting hot again, and it's going to be made even hotter by the advent of 5G wireless and actually made easier to deploy by the arrival of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/29/2016
Welcome to the last Gigabites in July. In this edition, Verizon hypes its wireline ambitions again, Cruzio Internet moves forward with gigabit plans in Santa Cruz, ...
By Steve Saunders, CEO and founder, Light Reading, 7/28/2016
When Light Reading was launched in 2000 I figured it would be a fun way to make a living for five years. Today, that "five year mission" is in its sixteenth year and ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/22/2016
TGIF. In this week's Gigabites, anchor institutions weigh in on gigabit broadband plans, Google Fiber postpones its Portland plans, the NTCA celebrates rural ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/25/2016
Last year, the top telcos in the nation signed on to accept more than $9 billion in funding over six years from the FCC to support rural broadband deployments. But ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/17/2016
Enterprises are often the first to take advantage of new technology so innovation in this space is to be expected. The three Leading Lights finalists for this year's ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/6/2016
Happy Friday! In this week's edition of Gigabites, two Oswego cities evaluate their gigabit choices, Frontier prepares to roll out a gigabit service tier in ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/22/2016
Another week, another Gigabites. In today's edition, the city of Phoenix wins support from Cox to pursue its gigabit smart city dreams, St. Louis issues an RFI, ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/13/2016
There's no shortage of mind-blowing technology on display at this year's Facebook F8 developer conference. From open source telecom infrastructure solutions to the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/8/2016
Welcome to a very special episode (er, edition) of Gigabites. This week, EPB lays out its 100-Gig roadmap, schools study their options for gigabit applications, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/8/2016
Its recent political travails may stymie its tech growth going forward, but North Carolina is justified today in claiming the Gigabit State title, based on how much ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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Verizon Takes Next Step on Biz Virtualization Journey

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At September's NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver, Light Reading sat down with Victoria Lonker, director of Product and New Business Innovation at Verizon, to chat about where the carrier is with delivering virtualized services to business customers.
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Global Services: The $40B Face-Off

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More service providers than ever before are battling it out to win a slice of what is now a $40 billion global communications services pie, explains Ovum Principal Analyst David Molony.
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MEC Congress: The Key Takeaways

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Three key takeaways from the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Congress in Munich, Germany.
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Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'

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Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
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Keeping Your Tech Career Going After 50

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How do you keep your career moving forward when you're past the half-century mark?
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Peering Into the Digital Future

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Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine ...
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Napatech Tackles NFV's Major Challenge

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One of the main challenges for network operators introducing NFV is to combine performance and flexibility in a cost-effective way, but there is a solution, explains Napatech's Dan Joe Barry.
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Huawei Optical Innovation 2016

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Highlights of the 2016 Huawei Optical Innovation forum.
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Are You Ready for Huawei Connect 2016?

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Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of Huawei Connect, an integrated conference for the global ICT ecosystem taking place in Shanghai.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat: UXP's Gemini Waghmare

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders and UXP Systems CEO Gemini Waghmare discuss the strategic importance of digital identity for operators in the midst of transformation.
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F5 Virtual Network Function Integrations With Partner Orchestration Platform

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F5's Kishore Patnam, product manager for F5's service provider solutions, discusses why service providers are moving towards virtualization and how his clients are utilizing F5's solutions.
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CEO Chat: Intel's Alexis Black Bjorlin

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Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.