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Key developments affecting the networking and data services strategies of companies in the power, gas, and water sectors.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/29/2016
The broadband access gap in the US isn't closing very fast, and the rural digital divide still looms quite large, according to the 2015 Broadband Progress Report, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/29/2016
Beneath the streets of Manhattan, a dark force is building in strength, spreading its reach and beginning to amass power.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 1/22/2016
Between the Monday holiday and Friday's East Coast snowstorm, the gigabit news was light this week. In today's edition, LinkNYC lights up gigabit WiFi in New York, ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/11/2016
The new year has launched with a burst of energy in the smart cities space from AT&T and Verizon. While this may seem like a subset of the bigger Internet of Things ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 1/5/2016
If they want to help municipal leaders execute smart cities strategies, service providers should start by not undermining the re-election prospects of key local ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/18/2015
Welcome to another Gigabites Friday. In this week's edition, the town of Leverett, Mass. gets 81% uptake on local gigabit Internet service, US Internet in Minnesota ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/2/2015
In another move that helps to secure its reputation as more than just a mobile service provider, Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD) has announced an expansion of its ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/13/2015
Welcome to your weekly Gigabites roundup. In this edition, 10-Gig becomes the next gigabit standard, AT&T adds a dozen new GigaPower markets and two cities take very ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/23/2015
Gigabites returns from hiatus with new multi-gigabit deployments and potential trouble on Charter's high-speed horizon. Plus, more competition in North Carolina as ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 10/16/2015
Not content to rest on its gigabit laurels, the town of Chattanooga, Tenn. is now claiming the title of first 10-Gig city, thus disputing a similar claim by ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/25/2015
In this week's edition of Gigabites: making movies with a gigabit, AT&T's progress toward deployment in San Antonio and more.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 9/22/2015
If Gigabit Cities are a sign that individual community efforts can bring about significant broadband change, then the new Broadband Opportunity Council report ...
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Comcast Keys Up Big Data for Smart Homes
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/8/2016
Comcast taps into WeatherBug Home's software to help Xfinity Home subscribers ...
BBC's David Butler on IP Video R&D & Virtualization
David Butler, Senior Engineer, BBC Research & Development, 2/8/2016
BBC R&D senior engineer David Butler talks about the impact that IP network ...
The New IP
Data Download: Super Bowl Post-Game
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/8/2016
Super Bowl 50 is a poster child for the need for virtualized, agile New IP ...
Security Innovation & the Shifting Mindset
Ariella Brown, technology writer, 2/8/2016
The cloud is proving itself as a secure environment for business but the risks of ...
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Leading Lights Awards 2014: The Winners
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Find out who won in the 16 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights ...
Leading Lights 2014: The Finalists
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Find out who made it onto the shortlists for the 2014 Leading Lights awards.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders sits down with Level 3 Communications' CTO Jack Waters to discuss hot topics like virtualization, 4K and the future of telecom...
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The Composable Telco

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Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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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.
Between the CEOs
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.
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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Broadband speeds are ramping up across Europe as the continent, at its own pace, follows North America towards a gigabit society. But there are many steps to take on the road to gigabit broadband availability and a number of technology options that can meet the various requirements of Europe’s high-speed fixed broadband network operators. During this radio show we will look at some of the catalysts for broadband network investments and examine the menu of technology options on offer, including vectoring and G.fast for copper plant evolution and the various deployment possibilities for FTTH/B.