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Key developments related to the delivery of video content across cable, fixed, and mobile networks.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/12/2016
It's Friday. In this Gigabites edition, Google Fiber prompts controversial policy changes in Louisville, Ky.; Midco plans DOCSIS 3.1 trials; Vyve goes gigabit with ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/12/2016
US telecom giant AT&T has revealed ambitious plans to carry out 5G trials ahead of major global rivals, saying it aims to use 5G technologies at fixed locations in ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 2/11/2016
For a historic earnings call -- the last before Nokia starts including Alcatel-Lucent's figures in its reports -- it was a curiously downbeat affair.
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/11/2016
It's that time again. Time for rumors about TiVo selling out and selling off to one of the larger companies bandying about in the TV space.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/11/2016
Light Reading's Leading Lights Awards hardly are already a classy affair -- just check out these pics from last year as evidence -- but that doesn't mean we can't ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/10/2016
Cisco announced today that it's open sourcing software for Remote PHY devices and making the project -- dubbed OpenRPD -- available to operators and vendors ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 2/10/2016
The Leading Lights, Light Reading's prestigious annual awards program, is ready to accept this year's crop of entries, and it's bigger and better than ever!
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 2/10/2016
Only a week after rebranding its for-profit spinoff company with the new name Kyrio, CableLabs is back and taking the wraps off a startup accelerator program called ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/9/2016
With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil now just seven months away, this really could be the year for 4K video to make its mark in the sports broadcasting ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 2/9/2016
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers top footy content for free; France goes after Facebook; small cells and bus stops.
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 Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 2/8/2016
Just in case there was any doubt left, a fresh research report shows why it's imperative for cable operators and other pay-TV providers to incorporate OTT video ...
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 ...
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Telcos: Not Ready for Prime Time With Video
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/12/2016
Telco Transformation poll results say that telcos have their work cut out for ...
AT&T Unveils 5G Ambitions
Mike Robuck, Editor, Telco Transformation, 2/12/2016
AT&T is working with Ericsson and Intel in its labs ahead of field trials in ...
The New IP
Virtual Reality Newsbites: 5G Trials & Open Source Drama
Elizabeth Miller Coyne, Editor, 2/12/2016
A weekly wrap-up of New IP news from around the globe.
New Survey Finds Security Tops IT Spending
Tim Kridel, Technology Writer, 2/12/2016
A new IDG and Datalink survey shows 70% of 100-plus IT executives and senior ...
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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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When a Telco Goes OTT
Robert Clark , 11/25/2015
Hong Kong's PCCW has taken its video strategy into the OTT realm with the launch ...
Cisco + Ericsson: Analyst Reactions
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-chief , 11/11/2015
The 'Ciscosson' strategic partnership has sent shock waves across the industry. ...
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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.
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All Change in Video

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At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
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Hosting in Ireland, Past & Present

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Garry Connolly, president of Host in Ireland, presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Dublin.
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What's Hot in Mobile Commerce?

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Claire Maslen, financial services relationship manager at the GSMA, talks about the development of the digital commerce sector and the types of relationships that mobile operators are developing to further their m-commerce strategies.
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EANTC Tests Nokia IP Routing & Mobile Gateway VNFs for Real World Deployment

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Nokia obtained validation of its virtualized router and virtualized mobile gateway capabilities through rigorous testing performed by EANTC. The results set a new industry benchmark for outstanding performance, scalability, resiliency and manageability. Nokia VNFs are ready for telco cloud deployment, so that service providers can accelerate mobile, business and ...
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CEO Chat With Level 3's Jack Waters

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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...
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The Composable Telco

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

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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.
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Making the Test: ADVA Ensemble Connector vs. Open vSwitch

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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.
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Bridging the Gap Between PoCs & Deployment in NFV

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Charlie Ashton of Wind River presents the keynote at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Dublin.
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CEO Chat With Mike Aquino

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

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

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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.
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.
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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.