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By Denise Culver, Online Research Director, 10/18/2018
Almost 70% of service providers in this month's Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey say they either already have or will move compute and application execution to the edge by 2020.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/18/2018
Comcast says speed is still key, but emphasis is shifting to whole-home connectivity, control and the broader consumer experience.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/18/2018
The US cable industry is now pulling in close to $18 billion in annual revenues from commercial services, but the growth rate falling. How much lift is left for cable?
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/18/2018
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
By Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, 10/18/2018
T-Mobile wants ensure 'dual-connectivity' works, so that users can always remain connected on 4G or 5G, ahead of its 2019 5G launch.
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 10/18/2018
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem socked by Boxer under-performance; Samsung buys Spanish AI startup; KPN invests in CUJO; Colt tunes in to blockchain for LSO Sonata.
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By Iain Morris, International Editor, 10/18/2018
Revelations about a corruption scandal that could land Ericsson with a hefty fine overshadowed the Swedish vendor's return to quarterly net profits for the first time since 2016.
By James Crawshaw, Senior Analyst – Service Provider IT and Automation, Heavy Reading, 10/18/2018
For CenturyLink, transformation is about enhancing its business in terms of effectiveness, cost efficiency and customer experience. So how is it trying to achieve that?
By Iain Morris, News Editor, 10/18/2018
Facebook's Terragraph technology may have a hard time against 5G in the markets it hopes to address.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/18/2018
Hooks WiFi mesh software into cable-backed RDK-B open source software stack for gateways and extenders, claims tier-1 operator has given the greenlight.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/17/2018
Incoming president & CEO Joseph Wytanis vows that Zoom, equipped with the Motorola brand, will avoid being a 'me-too' player as it chases after a market segment dominated by Arris and Technicolor.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 10/17/2018
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
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GreyEnergy Group Tied to Power Plant Attacks in Ukraine & Poland
Scott Ferguson, Managing Editor, Light Reading, 10/18/2018
Research from ESET has uncovered a new group called GreyEnergy, which appears to ...
Your People Can't Secure Your Network? Try Tier 0 Automation
Alan Zeichick, Principal Analyst, Camden Associates, 10/18/2018
Keeping up with modern security requirements requires a multi-prong approach. One ...
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Building Customer Retention in a Changing Broadband Market
10/19/2018
Intel's Dirk Wieberneit discusses the opportunities 10G PON solution creates (and ...
Smart Home Residents Tend to Have Some Security Savvy
Alison Diana, Editor, Broadband World News, 10/18/2018
A study by Internet firewall vendor Cujo AI hints that residential IoT consumers ...
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By Sterling Perrin, Principal Analyst, Heavy Reading, 10/25/2017
Next-gen wireless will require next-gen wireline fronthaul and backhaul solutions that must be put in place within the next 2 years.
Thought Leadership Council: CSPs Not Hesitating to Move Network Functions to Edge
October 2018
This TLC panel was asked nine questions about deployment plans, drivers and challenges for implementing edge solutions. CSPs expect to reap significant benefits from this shift, including the creation of new vertical business opportunities, while shortening provisioning and gaining agility in their networks.
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5G RANs: Vendors' Emerging Portfolios
October 2018
This report analyzes key vendors' progress at this critical juncture in the evolution of the 5G market. It looks at the 5G RAN solutions they are offering now, timelines for commercial 5G technology launch, and customer trial and contract announcements. Further, the report compares some of the differences in the solutions coming to market and profiles eight leading vendors.
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Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
September 2018
This report provides an update of cable's fiber deployments and assesses the prospects for coherent optics in the cable access network. It explores potential use cases and includes a chart of 19 technology suppliers that are participating in CableLabs' P2P coherent optics working group.
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DT's Terastream: A Bigger Splash?
Iain Morris , International Editor , 9/13/2018
Deutsche Telekom's once-ballyhooed Terastream initiative, which turned seven this ...
Piecing Together the 5G Big Picture
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 9/10/2018
For network operators, the evolution to a 5G architecture requires a strategy ...
NFV Is Down but Not Out
Iain Morris , International Editor , 5/22/2018
NFV has failed to live up to the original expectations five years after it was ...
Leading Lights 2018: The Finalists
Ray Le Maistre , Editor-in-Chief , 4/11/2018
Light Reading is thrilled to announce the finalists for this year's Leading ...
CxO Spotlight - Executive Interviews
Eric Hutchinson's goals as CEO of Spirent are nothing if not ambitious. He is seeking to not only move the long-time testing and assurance vendor into a new strategic ...
Virtualization is a term the telecom industry has wrestled with for the past six years, since network functions virtualization (NFV) became a "thing," but it's time ...
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