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By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/26/2017
Google may have had its ups and downs with Project Loon -- a project to deliver low-cost wireless Internet from high-altitude balloons -- but the company is now ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/23/2017
The rules of broadband are changing, and local governments want a say in how they evolve.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 5/11/2017
Verizon has acquired Straight Path for $3.1 billion, beating AT&T in a bidding war for spectrum that could be used to deploy future fixed 5G services in the US.
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/4/2017
Hard on the heels of similar launches by Hulu, YouTube and DirecTV, CenturyLink intends to introduce yet another skinny bundle OTT video service in the US this ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 5/1/2017
For all the arguments over net neutrality, many Internet service providers will tell you they actually support net neutrality principles, just not the ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/28/2017
WASHINGTON, DC - What does the near future look like? That's the question CableLabs and the NCTA tried to answer at the Near Future Conference in the nation's ...
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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/26/2017
It was not a pretty picture for AT&T's Entertainment Group in the first quarter. While DirecTV subscriber numbers were flat compared to Q4, AT&T lost 233,000 ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/24/2017
Pole attachment rules -- rules that govern how telecom companies can attach equipment to utility poles to deliver Internet and phone services -- are a huge problem ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 4/20/2017
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom issues duct-and-pole proposals; KPN invests in smart home system; Sky revenue up, but profit down; Liquid Telecom links ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/14/2017
Comcast was among the top winners in the FCC's historic broadcast incentive auction, taking home more than $1.7 billion worth of spectrum holdings. So what happens ...
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 3/29/2017
The CEO of PHAZR says that the 5G startup now has trials of its radio infrastructure underway in Europe and the US as it works to bring its technology to market ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2017
DENVER -- Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies -- Assessing the US cable industry's competitive position isn't so much a matter of deciding if the glass is ...
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US Smartphone Penetration Hits 80%, but Still Lags TV
Aditya Kishore, Practice Leader, Video Transformation, Telco Transformation, 5/26/2017
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AT&T's $119M Plan to Modernize Centers for Disease Control
Carl Weinschenk, Contributing Editor, 5/26/2017
AT&T was recently awarded a $119 million contract by the US General Services ...
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The Growing Pains of 5G
Iain Morris , News Editor , 3/15/2017
The hype surrounding 5G reached fever pitch at the recent Mobile World Congress, ...
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Mari Silbey , Senior Editor, Cable/Video , 9/15/2016
Vendor forecasts suggest capex spending in the telecom sector is still headed up, ...
US Giants Carve Out Role in the Industrial IoT
Sarah Thomas , Director, Women in Comms , 2/2/2016
AT&T and Verizon are taking different approaches to the Industrial Internet of ...
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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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TEOCO Founder and CEO Atul Jain talks to Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the challenges around cost control and service monetization in the mobile and IoT sectors.
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AT&T: Creating Dynamic Networks to Meet Business Needs

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As enterprises need more dynamic networks, service providers need to deliver on-demand, virtual services to meet those needs. AT&T is creating a networking fabric to mix-and-match SDN technologies for enterprise customers, says Roman Pacewicz, AT&T senior vice president for offer management and service integration, in an interview at Light Reading's
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EdgeConneX on Industry Headwinds & Tailwinds

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017, EdgeConneX CTO Don MacNeil discussed the value of partnerships in the digital world.
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4 Steps Toward a Higher Network IQ

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At the Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, EXFO CEO Philippe Morin explains how sensors and analytics can boost a network's intelligence and enable on-demand customer experiences. Find more BCE 2017 coverage here.
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BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event 2017 in Austin, Texas, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K. Catch up with all our BCE coverage at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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How the NIA Aims to Advance NFV

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Following a recent board meeting, the New IP Agency (NIA) has a new strategy to help accelerate the adoption of NFV capabilities, explains the Agency's Founder and Secretary, Steve Saunders.
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Better Solutions That Address Growing Scale

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For Comcast, the X1 rollout and 17-fold increases in broadband speeds in the past 16 years are among factors driving the need for Energy 2020 solutions that reduce cost and consumption, says Mark Hess.
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Ethernity Network Delivers Instant Offloading of Network Functions With All-Programmable Intelligent NIC

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David Levi, CEO of Ethernity Networks, explains that programmability of the hardware makes the company's All-Programmable Intelligent NIC uniquely beneficial for communications service providers that need advanced data appliances with agile support of virtualization. Utilizing the company's patented network processing technology, Ethernity offers data path ...
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BCE 2017: Vodafone Gets Obsessed With Cloud-Native

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Vodafone's Matt Beal updates us on Project Ocean and explains why simple virtualization isn't enough of a goal for network transformation. Catch up with other BCE 2017 keynotes and news at http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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BCE 2017: Intel's Take on Network Transformation

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In this BCE 2017 keynote, Lynn Comp discusses Intel's vision for areas such as analytics, automation and service assurance. For more videos and BCE coverage, see http://www.lightreading.com/bce.asp.
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Order From Chaos: The Steve Saunders BCE Keynote

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Kicking off BCE 2017, Light Reading founder Steve Saunders lays blame for NFV's slow ramp-up and urges telecom to return to old-fashioned standards building and interoperability testing.
Think of this as the video sequel to the recent columns he's written about NFV and the prospect of a telecom app store. (See

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Service Provider Panel: Partnering in the Digital Era

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Coopetition has always been part of telecom, but the ecosphere now includes data centers, vendors, apps developers, cloud service providers and Internet content providers. This BCE 2017 panel explores the new attitudes among network operators as to the value and variety of ...
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Site Demo: AT&T's IoT Flow Platform

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At AT&T's R&D center in Tel Aviv, Israel, project leader Eyal Segev talks about the operator's Flow platform and how it helps to prototype IoT applications.
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Charting the CSP's Future
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.