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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 7/24/2017
Most cable companies don't have the resources of a Comcast or Charter, making it difficult to develop and offer more advanced video services. But that's where ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 7/7/2017
C Spire announced the launch of C Spire TV, the operator's streaming TV service yesterday. Describing it as "game-changing," the operator said the service eliminates ...
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 7/4/2017
The Allen & Company Sun Valley conference kicks off today, despite the July 4 holiday in the US, amid rumors that Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/29/2017
The Tour de France is an incredibly demanding endeavor for the near 200 riders that take part, but it's equally as strenuous for the network operator responsible for ...
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Europeans are snapping up Ultra HD TVs, but not at the same pace as Americans and Chinese consumers. New research from Dataxis found that sales of UHD TVs accounted ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 6/21/2017
Ericsson is said to have hired two banks to explore a sale of its media business after hinting at a possible divestment of the ailing unit earlier this year.
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By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/20/2017
Delivering high-quality video to consumers is critical for providers of video content, even if it is delivered via the Internet. This is even more true if the ...
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 Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/16/2017
LONDON -- VR & AR World -- Virtual Reality (VR) is the "wild west" today, according to Paola Sunna, sound and multimedia researcher at the European Broadcasting Union ...
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 ...
By Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 6/13/2017
LONDON -- VR & AR World -- Marketers ignoring virtual reality (VR) are missing a vital tool in their toolkit, according to Greg Furber, VR director at content ...
By Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Managing Editor, 6/12/2017
At BCE, Jeff Geiser, vice president of Solutions Engineering at Verizon Digital Media Services, talked about the CSP's OTT content delivery strategy, including the Uplink acquisition and the release of MX Studio.
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AT&T's Fuetsch: Edge Computing Is on Deck
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 7/25/2017
AT&T is tuning up edge computing to enable self-driving cars, virtual reality and ...
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Mike Frane, Vice President of Product Management, Windstream, 7/24/2017
EarthLink and Windstream's SD-WAN services will be more tightly integrated ...
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A snapshot of the pay-TV market in early 2016.
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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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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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