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By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/30/2015
Towers company Crown Castle has announced a $1 billion cash takeover of Sunesys as it looks to strengthen its position in North America's fast-growing small cells ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/28/2015
Rarely do network players display much excitement about the proliferation of MVNOs. But as the chief executive of BICS, one of Europe's biggest international ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/28/2015
Verizon today unveiled its corporate-wide strategy for moving to SDN, naming five key vendors that are its current partners in the effort and promising "meaningful" ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/27/2015
CenturyLink continues its global managed IT services expansion, announcing Monday night that it is partnering with Australian data center provider NEXTDC Ltd. to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/27/2015
Fiber optic network providers Lightower Fiber Networks and Fibertech Networks are merging in an all-cash deal valued at $1.9 billion, the two companies announced ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/24/2015
In an effort to make interconnection of Ethernet services ubiquitous, the Metro Ethernet Forum has organized large Carrier Ethernet providers in an initiative to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/23/2015
Juniper Networks today reported a downturn in revenue, based in part on weak spending by North American service providers, but still managed to beat analyst ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/22/2015
As it works to close its recently announced acquisition of Transmode, Infinera is still showing its ability to be a cash-generating machine. The optical vendor late ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/20/2015
Belgian cable operator Telenet is to pay €1.325 billion (US$1.4 billion) for control of KPN mobile subsidiary BASE in the latest example of European consolidation ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/17/2015
Hong Kong's Hutchison Whampoa has launched a new business to help companies become multinational mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) using its networks in Europe ...
By Dan O'Shea, Managing Editor, 4/16/2015
Data center operator ViaWest has made its living focusing on second-tier cities and staying away from the coastal population centers, but don't mistake its avoidance ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 4/13/2015
Global Capacity today announced a major expansion to its service set that will make MPLS virtual private network service available across its entire national ...
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 4/7/2015
EE has become the first operator in the UK to launch a fully integrated WiFi calling service allowing customers to make calls and send texts using a building's WiFi ...
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ViaWest Looks East, North, After Shaw Acquisition
Dan O'Shea , Managing Editor , 4/14/2015
After being bought by Shaw Communications last year, regional data center ...
Telco Data Centers: 6 Reasons Carriers Shouldn't Run Their Own Facilities
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 10/9/2014
Carriers lacking the size and resources to do it right are best outsourcing.
Colt Pulls the Trigger on Data Center Virtualization
Mitch Wagner , West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading , 8/7/2014
Colt was implementing SDN and NFV in its data centers before those terms had even ...
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Carol Wilson , Editor-at-large , 8/5/2014
After integrating nine network acquisitions in nine years, Waters thinks he's ...
BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
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.
Many leading communications companies can claim to have undergone significant periods of reinvention during their histories, but none have been through more major ...
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LRTV Custom TV
Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
LRTV Custom TV
DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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Predicting Traffic Patterns for Quality Mobile Broadband

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Accessing information ubiquitously creates complexity and creates heavy traffic onto the network, especially at large-scale events like sporting events or festivals. In this video, Huawei's Mohammad Hussain speaks to experts about how to predict traffic and improve user experience during periods of heavy traffic.
Between the CEOs
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.
LRTV Documentaries
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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