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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/2/2016
Not all Internet service providers use monthly data caps to control bandwidth usage, but default unlimited plans appear to be rapidly going the way of the dodo.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 12/1/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia phones licensing deal signed and sealed; AsiaInfo downsizes in Europe; Virgin's new box; Amazon eyes Italian power stations.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 12/1/2016
Video system vendor Edgeware AB is preparing for an IPO on the Nasdaq Stockholm exchange next week that is set to value the company at up to 885 million Swedish ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/28/2016
AT&T launched its long-awaited DirecTV Now mobile video service today, and with it, a new platform that will serve as the foundation for all AT&T video products ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/24/2016
Also in today's Thanksgiving-ignoring EMEA regional roundup: EU set to approve Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition; business rates relief for UK fiber rollouts; TalkTalk ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/23/2016
Following on the heels of its Netflix integration, Comcast has now announced that it will bring Sling TV to the X1 platform.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/22/2016
AT&T will launch its over-the-top streaming service DirecTV Now next Monday at a press event in New York City, but the final elements of the offering, as well as ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/21/2016
Comcast has expanded its rollout of broadband data caps across more US markets in recent months, meaning that at-home subscribers who go above a certain level of ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/17/2016
Consensus achieved. Executives in the industry agree that an FCC proposal to regulate pay-TV services in an attempt to drive retail set-top competition has ...
By Brian Santo, Senior editor, Test & Measurement / Components, Light Reading, 11/10/2016
The University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) is now providing test services for three applications that all require time-sensitive Ethernet ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/8/2016
Oh the irony. Cable operators have struggled for years trying to figure out how to use their own viewership data to better target TV advertising, with progress ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/7/2016
It's that time of year again. The time when cheapish gadgets take over holiday wish lists and help set the technology agenda for the year to come. In recent ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 11/4/2016
In its first full quarter reporting as the merged entity of legacy companies Rovi and TiVo, new TiVo unveiled the announcement of a five-year, wide-ranging ...
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Social Media, Online Video Will Drive Steady Advertising Growth – Zenith
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 12/6/2016
Zenith's latest forecast predicts advertising growth will remain stable, with ...
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Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 12/5/2016
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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.
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Arris Teams With aioTV for TV Software
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Cricket Wireless Peddles DirecTV Now
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
AT&T Launches DirecTV Now Mobile Video Service
Monday, November 28, 2016
TiVo & Netflix Ink Licensing Deal
Monday, November 28, 2016
Sling TV Beta Tests Cloud DVR on Roku
Monday, November 28, 2016
Comcast Adds Sling TV to X1
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
HEVC Advance Make HEVC Licensing Free in Software
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Cablevisión Argentina Picks Verimatrix for TV Everywhere
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Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Eyal Waldman, CEO of Mellanox Technologies, speaks to Steve Saunders, CEO of Light Reading, for an exclusive interview about the 100 GB cable challenge, cybersecurity and much more.
Join us for an in-depth interview between Steve Saunders of Light Reading and Alexis Black Bjorlin of Intel as they discuss the release of the company's Silicon Photonics platform, its performance, long-term prospects, customer expectations and much more.
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ETSI's CTO Talks NFV, 5G & NGP

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Adrian Scrase, CTO at standards body ETSI, talks about the various initiatives and specifications developments related to NFV, 5G and NGP (next-generation protocols) that will underpin next-gen networks.
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Korn Ferry Consultant: How to Find, Cultivate & Be the Best Talent

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Erin Callaghan, a managing consultant for Korn Ferry Futurestep, shares strategies for companies to improve how they recruit and for women to ensure they don't get lost in the pipeline.
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We Can Make the World More Sustainable

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GeSI is a global e-Sustainability Initiative organization bringing together 40 big multinational companies around the world. According to GeSI's report, information and communication technology can make the world more sustainable. Luis Neves, chairman of GeSI, shared with us his opinion at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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Finding a New Way to Engage Customers & Drive Revenue

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Mobile revenues are declining. Digicel, a player in the Caribbean telecommunications/entertainment space, has found a new way to engage customers and drive revenue. John Quinn, CTO of Digicel, shared with us its story at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016)
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Do You Really Need Gigabit Infrastructure?

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Altibox is the biggest fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) player and the largest provider of video and TV in Norway. They started out with zero customers in 2002. Now they have close to half a million households and companies attached to their FTTH business. Nils Arne, CEO of Altibox shared with us their story and insight on 5G at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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BT’s Openreach Strategy & Its Updates in 2016

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A lot of developments at Openreach this year in terms of strategy and planned investments. Peter Bell, CIO of Openreach BT, shared with us the updates of Openreach at Ultra-broadband Forum (UBBF2016).
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ITU: The Broadband Is Our Future

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At Ultra-broadband Forum, Houlin Zhao, Secretary General of ITU, discussed how important it is for countries, companies and everybody to be working together to help to build the broadband and digital economies (UBBF2016).
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Tackling 5G in Dallas

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Here are our highlights of the 5G North America show in Dallas, Texas with Light Reading's Dan Jones.
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Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials

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In this video interview, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
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Drivers & Potential of NGP

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ETSI has created an Industry Specification Group to work on Next Generation Protocols (NGP ISG), looking at evolving communications and networking protocols to provide the scale, security, mobility and ease of deployment required for the connected society of the 21st century. The NGP ISG will identify the requirements for next generation protocols and network ...
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Huawei IP 2020 for Future Networks

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Future Networks should satisfy many requirements such as high throughput, extremely low latency, flexible mobility, intrinsic security, networking automation, and so forth. The Chief Architect of Huawei Future Networks addresses a holistic solution, i.e., IP 2020, to achieve these requirements for various future life scenarios (e.g., autonomous driving, tactile ...
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Digital Object Architecture

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Digital Object Architecture provides a basic information infrastructure that can facilitate interoperability between or among different systems, processes, and other information resources, including different identity management systems. Digital objects are networked objects that are named by digital object identifiers and instantiated by an infrastructure service ...
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Even when there's a strong pipeline of female talent in the comms industry, it tends to leak all the way to the top. McKinsey & Company says women experience pipeline leakage at three primary points: being unable to enter, being stuck in the middle or being locked out of the top. Each pipeline pain point presents its own challenges, but also opportunities to stop the leak. Wireless operator Sprint is making a conscious effort to improve its own pipeline from new recruits to the C-suite, and it wants the rest of the industry to do the same. In this Women in Comms radio show, WiC Board Member and Sprint Vice President of Enterprise Sales Nelly Pitocco will give us her take on the industry's pipeline challenges. Pitocco, who joined Sprint in May and has spent 20 years in the comms industry, will also offer solutions, share how Sprint is tackling the challenge within its own organization and take your questions live on air.

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Six different communications service providers join to debate their visions of the future CSP, following a landmark presentation from AT&T on its massive virtualization efforts and a look back on where the telecom industry has been and where it's going from two industry veterans.