Light Reading
Key developments related to video network hardware platforms.
By Paul Robinson, CTO, Video, Tektronix, 2/9/2016
Part 1 of this series yesterday explored the evolutionary steps in the transition to 4K/UHD and the move to an all-IP live production workflow. As discussed, these ...
By Paul Robinson, CTO, Video, Tektronix, 2/8/2016
It's hard to attend an industry trade show or read industry news without seeing a lot of discussion about the enormous technological changes in the works that will ...
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 Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 1/29/2016
Another Cisco top executive from John Chambers's administration is leaving. Pankaj Patel, executive vice president and chief development officer, will pack up his ...
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 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 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
LAS VEGAS - From 3D to 4K to VR, CES 2016 was awash in glitzy video tech, some of which will even make it to consumer homes. Here we show you some of the ...
Message Boards
More Message Boards
Telco Transformation
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 ...
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 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 ...
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase
Prime Reading
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.
EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results
, 12/8/2015
Get your hands on the results of the first New IP Agency (NIA) NFV ...
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
, 8/24/2015
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 ...
Dish Expands Hopper 3 to All US
Monday, February 1, 2016
Roku Launches Hybrid Pay-TV Platform
Monday, February 1, 2016
Dish HD Asia Launches First All-HEVC DTH Services
Monday, January 25, 2016
IBM Goes Big on Video with Ustream Buy
Thursday, January 21, 2016
TiVo's TV Data Joins Oracle Data Cloud
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Harmonic & AsiaSat Launch New UHD Channel
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Global Set-Top Shipments up in 2015
Friday, January 15, 2016
TiVo Promotes CFO to Interim CEO
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Cisco Adds Storage, CDN to Virtualized Video Platform
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Arris Consummates Pace Deal
Tuesday, January 5, 2016
Nagra Debuts intuiTV 4K TV Platform
Monday, January 4, 2016
ViXS Reveals OTA TV Stick With Transcoding
Monday, January 4, 2016
Mobile Edge Computing Group Unveils PoCs
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Awards
Intel Capital Diversity Fund
Know a female-led, communications-focused startup worthy of Intel's $125M Capital Diversity Fund?

Tell us more about it here!
Megaphone Moment
Rants, raves, and opinions
Blow off some steam
Latest
2/3/2016 11:07:23 AM
Zuckerberg headlines MWC again? Discuss
Ray@LR
1/14/2016 2:45:02 PM
Headline and lead of the year
Steve Saunders
11/16/2015 1:11:55 PM
VZ Layoffs
wanlord
10/21/2015 9:27:15 AM
China Smart Meter Industry Report- Size, Growth Analysis ...
Assistan86484
10/21/2015 9:13:14 AM
Big Data Market Will Grow Up $40 Billion Billion In 2020
Assistan86484
9/30/2015 7:43:33 AM
Modi's visit to the US
Oyendrila
8/20/2015 8:44:11 AM
Global Mainframe Market Trends,Share,Opportunities and ...
princognito
8/20/2015 3:28:03 AM
Global Big Data and Telecom Analytics Market Analysis ...
princognito
Flash Poll
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.
Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

2|8|16   |   26:15   |   (1) comment


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...
LRTV Custom TV
The Composable Telco

2|8|16   |   24:46   |   (0) comments


Heavy Reading's Principal Analyst Caroline Chappell presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
LRTV Custom TV
Join Us at the Digital Operations Transformation Summit

2|4|16   |   03:52   |   (0) comments


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.
LRTV Custom TV
Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

2|4|16   |   01:28   |   (0) comments


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.
LRTV Custom TV
Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

2|4|16   |   31:50   |   (0) comments


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

2|3|16   |   17:34   |   (0) comments


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

2|2|16   |   02:28   |   (0) comments


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?
LRTV Custom TV
Case Study: Building China's Next-Gen TV Networks

2|2|16   |   5:01   |   (0) comments


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.
LRTV Custom TV
Quad Channel Modulator Driver with 46 Gbaud Capability from MACOM

1|28|16   |     |   (0) comments


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.
LRTV Custom TV
Video Infographic: Validating Cisco's NFV Infrastructure

1|26|16   |   02:24   |   (1) comment


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.

For the full report, see

Between the CEOs
CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs

1|22|16   |   13:36   |   (1) comment


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.
Between the CEOs
Ericsson CTO on the Changing Telecom Market

1|21|16   |   10:26   |   (0) comments


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.
Webinar Archive
Upcoming Live Events
March 10, 2016, The Cable Center, Denver, CO
April 5, 2016, The Ritz Carlton, Charlotte, NC
May 23, 2016, Austin, TX
May 24-25, 2016, Austin Convention Center, Austin, TX
All Upcoming Live Events
Live Streaming Video
CLOUD / MANAGED SERVICES: Prepping Ethernet for the Cloud
Moderator: Ray LeMaistre Panelists: Jeremy Bye, Leonard Sheahan
Animals with Phones
Happy Groundhogs for Technology Day! Click Here
Hot Topics
Google's 5G Radio Ambitions Are Expanding
Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 2/5/2016
Cincinnati Bell Joins Weight Watchers Club
Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/5/2016
Vodafone: Flexible Work Policies Boost Profits
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/8/2016
WiCipedia: Faulty Feminism, Worthy Women & Peculiar Perks
Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 2/5/2016
Yahoo & Verizon Sitting in a Tree...
Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 2/8/2016
Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed
Live Digital Audio

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.