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Pole attachment rules -- rules that govern how telecom companies can attach equipment to utility poles to deliver Internet and phone services -- are a huge problem ...
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Every vendor of virtualization technology is promising to help network operators get services to market faster, but Calix today is tackling one of the tougher ...
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Welcome to your weekly edition of Gigabites. Today, Amazon drives a truck through data transfer speed records, Altice commits to fiber rollouts throughout its US ...
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TGIF once again. In this week's Gigabites, Comcast spreads its gigabit wings, RCN takes DOCSIS 3.1 to Chicago, MaxxSouth Broadband rolls gigabit service in Oxford, ...
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TGIF. In today's Gigabites edition, proof emerges that gigabit service is good for your broadband bill, Tarana Wireless wins praise for its gigabit technology, Twin ...
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TGIF. In this week's edition of Gigabites, start spreading the news, Westchester County in New York plans for gigabit broadband in four cities, AT&T drops its ...
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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 ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/12/2016
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, ...
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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 ...
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Viacom 18's Vats Talks AR/VR, Video AI
Sudhanshu Vats, CEO, Viacom 18 Group, 4/27/2017
Sudhanshu Vats, group CEO of Indian broadcast and video conglomerate Viacom 18, ...
ETSI OSM Group Advances NFV Interoperability With Release TWO
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ETSI Open Source MANO group has issued Release TWO, which includes improvements ...
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Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
One of the nice bits of my job (other than the teeny tiny salary, obviously) is that I get to pick and choose who I interview for this slot on the Light Reading home ...
TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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The Urgency of Commercial 5G Services

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The progress of 5G has been closely monitored in the industry. At the 2017 Brooklyn 5G Summit, the sense of urgency for a commercial 5G launch had started to surface among operators.
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How Diversity Helps Comcast Mirror Its Customer Base

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Diversity brings innovation, creative ideas and a way to reflect the broad spectrum of your customer base, Comcast Director of Customer Experience Jenelle Champlin says.
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Mobile Operators & Video

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Ovum's Ed Barton discusses the latest mobile operator strategies for mobile video.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom, for a discussion of what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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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.