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Key developments related to the evolution and deployment of video software platforms.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/30/2015
The traditional pay-TV set-top box business may finally be starting to show its age.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/30/2015
Arris has hit its first speed bump on the road to acquiring set-top rival Pace.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/26/2015
High Dynamic Range (HDR) may be the technology that gets the industry really moving on Ultra HD TV. And Technicolor is positioning itself to be a major catalyst in ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/24/2015
Seeking to break down the separate silos for live broadcast video, video-on-demand and OTT video for pay-TV providers, thePlatform has come up with a new product ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/22/2015
The impending death of the set-top may be overstated, but increasing interest in cloud-based services is driving faster growth in video network infrastructure than ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/17/2015
In this interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi shares lessons learned from the MSO's rollout of its cloud DVR service, which just captured a Leading Lights award.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/16/2015
Philo, the TV Everywhere company for the university set, is getting new cash, a new headquarters and just maybe a shot at some new markets.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/15/2015
In this LRTV interview, Verizon's Joseph Hopkins explains why multiscreen video is finally starting to hit a sweet spot with viewers and how his company aims to capitalize.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/10/2015
CHICAGO -- Big Telecom Event -- High-speed data was a killer app for terrestrial networks 15 years ago and cloud DVR is arguably the next big thing for network ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 6/5/2015
The day has long passed since the cable industry was the bright young starlet on stage, stealing the spotlight from the bigger, older, stodgier broadcasters. Instead, ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 6/3/2015
Comcast has announced a slew of new services in recent months, which is why it should come as no surprise that some product launches -- like the Xfinity talking ...
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NFV Doesn't Come Cheap
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 7/1/2015
As operators get closer to commercial deployment, the barriers to NFV and SDN are ...
Colt: The Value of NFV
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 6/30/2015
At BTE in Chicago, Colt's Nico Fischbach spoke to The New IP about the value of ...
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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 ...
CES Preview: 5 TV and Tech Trends
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/2/2015
CES is here, and so is our preview of some of the top TV and networking tech ...
5 TV Tech Trends Heading for CES
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 1/2/2014
What can the television set expect to see at the upcoming consumer electronics ...
Thinking Inside the Box
Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 10/7/2013
Cable operators pursue deals with CE makers and other retail hardware ...
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
Casa Systems has been going from strength to strength over the last couple of years. In 2013, it became the first vendor to ship an integrated CCAP device -- the ...
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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LRTV Custom TV
The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
LRTV Documentaries
IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
LRTV Custom TV
ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
LRTV Documentaries
OPNFV Director Opens Up on Women in Tech

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Heather Kirksey, the director of the OPNFV, gets real about the gender disparity in open source and standards and discusses how we can change both the conversation and the gender dynamics.
LRTV Custom TV
Symantec's Service Provider Security Strategy

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Didi Dayton explores Symantec's emerging enterprise security strategies for service providers. Highlights include 'killing the password,' self-defense, advanced analytics and adaptive response in a service provider architecture.
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Think NFV is just about virtualization? Think again!

Network architects are learning that there's a lot more to the technology than first thought – more complexity, that is; but also, more potential benefits.

On May 29th 1 PM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM, HP Communications Solutions Business at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!