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Key developments related to the deployment of video services by cable, fixed and mobile operators.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 4/28/2015
If Verizon is seeking to drum up major programmer support for its forthcoming OTT video service, it sure has a funny way of doing it.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/28/2015
The cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack for IP video set-tops and gateways is enjoying a significant rise in popularity after three years in ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/28/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/27/2015
Stepping into the 4K TV space, Marvell is adding a new Ultra HD system-on-a-chip (SoC) product to its Armada 1500 line of Android TV chipsets.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/27/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BlackBerry mulls closure of Swedish office; Sky Italia rebuffed by Mediaset; TeliaSonera updates on its workers in Nepal.
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/27/2015
UK mobile operator EE has reported its worst quarter for postpaid subscriber additions in more than two years while continuing to lose customers at its prepaid unit.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/24/2015
Fourteen months after it all began, Comcast has officially withdrawn its $45 billion bid to acquire Time Warner Cable. The deal, which would have combined the two ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/24/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 adds VoLTE; Telefónica gets all-clear on Canal+ buy; Virgin Media makes its workers stand up for six months!
By Sarah Thomas, Editorial Operations Director, 4/23/2015
Comcast is reportedly planning to abandon its $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable amidst pressure from the Department of Justice and FCC for an ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/23/2015
If Arris succeeds in acquiring Pace, it will control by far the largest share of the traditional pay-TV set-top market. That's a huge advantage in a sector where ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/22/2015
In a surprise announcement after market close today, Arris said that it intends to acquire Pace in a stock and cash deal worth $2.1 billion.
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 4/22/2015
When Hulu was up for sale in 2013, Comcast was banned from taking part in any of the buyout negotiations. Despite being part owner of the online video service, ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/22/2015
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes Altice cast-off; Slovakia hopes for $1.1 billion from IPO; Huawei gets Irish FTTH gig.
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Ciena CEO: The Web-Scale Revolution

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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks

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Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
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CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization

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Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. II

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In the second installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about cultural change, network slicing and technology advances.
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Ericsson's CTO Talks Transformation: Pt. I

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In the first installment of an in-depth two-part interview, Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks to Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders about the incredible transformation underway in the communications networking industry.
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LTE Paves the Way for the 5G Revolution

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Håkan Andersson, head of 5G product strategy of the Radio Business Unit at Ericsson, discusses the role of LTE, the US and other industry verticals in building a true 5G ecosystem.
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The 3GPP's Road to 5G Standardization

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Satoshi Nagata, chairman of the 3GPP's TSG-RAN group and a manager at NTT Docomo, explains the standardization process for 5G, as well as the biggest challenges and opportunities.
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AlcaLu CTO Makes the Case for a New 5G Air Interface

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Michael Peeters, CTO of wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, explains why 5G will require a new air interface to meet its diverse performance targets.
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AlcaLu + Nokia: The New Uber-Vendor

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Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown discusses the technological and competitive opportunities and challenges if a merger between Alcatel-Lucent and Nokia comes to pass.
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Huawei's Data Center Power Play

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Huawei has developed industry-leading energy efficiency capabilities for its indoor and outdoor data center solutions, explains Dr. Fang Liangzhou, vice president of Huawei's Network Energy product Line.
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Huawei’s Routers, Switches Get the Green Mark

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TUV Rheinland's Frank Dudley explains how Huawei's routers and switches have been successfully tested by energy efficiency experts and have gained Green Mark Certification.
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A Finn, a Frenchman & a Guy From New Jersey Walk Into a Merger...

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Stop us if you've heard this one before... Light Reading CEO Founder & CEO Steve Saunders weighs in on the technical and cultural implications of a Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent merger.
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Light Reading CEO and founder Steve Saunders goes head-to-head with long-time Ciena CEO Gary Smith to discuss the impact of the web-scale players, the New IP and 'white box' networks.
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