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Open Source MANO Needs a Reality Check
Shades of Ray  | 
10/16/2018  |  1 comment
There's friction and a fair amount of hot air in the open source NFV MANO world and it's not doing anyone any favors.
Making TV Set-Tops as Agile as Smartphones
The Bauminator  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.
Why Vodafone Is Betting on Cloud Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
Is Open Source the Right Approach for NFV Orchestration?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source MANO (management and orchestration) developments are providing network operators with something of a conundrum.
What Constitutes a Commercial 5G Network, Anyway?
Jonestown  | 
10/12/2018  |  7 comments
As actual 5G services are starting to arrive, what does 'commercial' 5G network actually mean right now?
Where's Cable Going With Cloud?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special, free SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo breakfast roundtable session on Tuesday, October 23, we'll look at where cable stands in its cloud journey.
WiCipedia: Companies With Values Should Be the Norm
WiCipedia  | 
10/12/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: How sexual harassment holds women back; California tech boards prepare for a shakedown; Bumble redefines tech company values; and more.
How to Prevent Your Data Lake From Turning Into a Swamp
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Collecting large volumes of data is one thing. Making sense of it is another.
Has the Code for ITV Finally Been Cracked?
The Bauminator  | 
10/10/2018  |  4 comments
Comcast exec believes that, with X1, the technological stars have aligned to turn interactive television's long-held promises into achievable realities.
Why Cable Keeps Feasting on Fiber
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/10/2018  |  Post a comment
In a new report published in partnership with SCTE/ISBE, Light Reading spells out what cable operators are doing with fiber now and what they plan to do with it in the future.
NFV Struggles With Its Six-Year Itch
Morris Lore  | 
10/10/2018  |  4 comments
Anyone attending this year's SDN NFV World Congress in The Hague could be forgiven for thinking it was a re-run of last year's show.
Aqsacom's Telecom Cyber-Intelligence Focus Turns to 5G, NFV
The Philter  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
With one of its most important software updates coming up this month, Aqsacom CEO Gilles Blanc discusses his company's background, technology edge and why 5G is so challenging to cyber-intelligence firms.
ECOC 2018 Optical Workshop Delivers Compelling Vision
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Further innovation is needed if optical transport networks are to support traffic growth and there was plenty of evidence at a recent ECOC workshop that key work is already underway.
I Love Google+ & I'm Sad To See It Die
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Superior technology isn't enough.
Huawei, ZTE Charm Offensive Just Got Harder
Morris Lore  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
A report from Bloomberg, alleging China infiltrated servers used by the US government, could spell further trouble for Huawei and ZTE.
NBCU's Free Video App Trades Viewing Data for Perks & Rewards
The Bauminator  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Approach illustrates the challenge faced by traditional programmers and sources of OTT video as audiences become increasingly fragmented.
How Cablecos Can Turn From Victims to Victors
Column  | 
10/8/2018  |  1 comment
In this last of a three-blog series, we will explore the potential for cable operators and other broadband providers to work with their OTT and access rivals.
5G: Friend or Foe for European Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/8/2018  |  Post a comment
That's one of the looming technology and business challenges that Light Reading will tackle on November 6 at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London.
The Reality of Open Networking in CSP Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Survey finds that many CSPs are boldly forging a path towards the open, agile, automated and efficient networks the telecom industry requires.
WiCipedia: Lyft Assesses Diversity Growth & Melinda Gates Tackles Gender Imbalance
WiCipedia  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Lyft's latest diversity report; a Gender Manifesto relapse; flexible work becomes a necessity; and more.
Open APIs: The Key to the Platform Business Model
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Communications service providers (CSPs) are working towards more open architectures as they develop their next-generation networks.
Who Will Be the Also-RANs in the 5G Market?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G market is set to take off soon, and vendors are racing to make their first 5G radio access network (RAN) offerings available.
Netflix-Backed ACE Sinks Another Video Piracy Threat
The Bauminator  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
The Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment, a group backed by major studios and OTT players, is having some success bombarding alleged Kodi-related pirates with threatening letters.
Spirent CEO: Engineers Are Human, Too
CxO Spotlight  | 
10/4/2018  |  1 comment
In the second part of his CXO interview, Eric Hutchinson talks about AI, cybersecurity and the humanizing factor of the test company's strategic shift.
Wind Tre: The New Weakling of Italian Mobile
Morris Lore  | 
10/4/2018  |  2 comments
The merger between 3 and Wind was supposed to create an Italian mobile heavyweight. But after Italy's 5G auction this week, that company is on the ropes.
Orange's Yves Bellego on Automation, Virtualization Progress
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Yves Bellego, director of network strategy at Orange, explains how the operator is approaching automation, how it has developed a data lake and the ongoing challenges associated with NFV.
How Cable Has Fueled OTT
Column  | 
10/3/2018  |  Post a comment
In the second part of this three-part series, Burton explores the rise of OTT, as well as its impact on cable operators and other broadband service providers.
Where Is the Elon Musk of Telecom?
Morris Lore  | 
10/3/2018  |  7 comments
Telecom operators need leaders with the visionary flair of Elon Musk, but attracting them is easier said than done.
Why Video Has the Urge to Merge
The Bauminator  | 
10/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Evolution Digital's angle with 'eMERGE' highlights how cable ops will blend their own TV services with premium OTT video services and other digital-only content.
The New Infinera Is Already on Edge
The Philter  | 
10/1/2018  |  1 comment
Infinera closed its acquisition of Coriant today, creating one of the world's largest optical networking providers with 600 customers around the world. But talk of a major account challenge mounted by Ciena sent the company's stock tumbling more than 15%.
Key Takeaways From Open Networking Summit Europe
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Open source may have gained support from the communications service provider (CSP) community, but there are some major challenges in making use of it.
Cable's Fiber Outlook Gets Clearer With Coherent Optics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/1/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable is exploring coherent optics technology to better access the cable network and improve fiber networks to increase capacity tenfold.
Comcast & Prepaid TV – There's an App for That
The Bauminator  | 
9/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's set-top-free, app-based 'Instant' offering is also part of the company's prepaid service portfolio.
WiCipedia: Valley of the Boom & Women in Comms Live
WiCipedia  | 
9/28/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A new series shows the tech boom's consequences; our WiC event was a huge success; a sobering look at women's progress in STEM; and more.
Key Takeaways From NFV & Carrier SDN
Rewired  | 
9/28/2018  |  1 comment
Here's a quick snapshot of my impressions from this week's NFV-Carrier SDN: Automation and Monetization event in Denver.
Lifecycle Test, Assurance of 5G Vital to Its Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/27/2018  |  2 comments
To really get the benefits of the applications that are possible in a 5G world, the industry first needs to transition to software-defined testing and assurance solutions that are flexible and efficient.
Comcast Business Positions Itself 'Beyond Fast'
Column  | 
9/26/2018  |  Post a comment
At analyst event in Philadelphia, Comcast's business unit launches new branding strategy to promote SD-WAN and other services that go beyond high data speeds.
Huawei & Industry Partners Announce Global 4K UHD Video Industry Cooperation Initiative
UBB Forum News  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Huawei joined hands with leading parties in the UHD industry to form a new collaboration initiative.
Huawei Releases the Cloud VR Solution White Paper
UBB Forum News  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
At the fifth Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2018), Huawei released the Cloud VR Solution White Paper, providing an overview of the architecture and detailing the solution from the perspectives of the cloud, pipe, and terminal ecosystems.
Huawei NE9000 Routers Help Idea Cellular Deploy Future-Oriented & Sustainable Ultra-Broadband Networks
UBB Forum News  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
India's telecom service provider Idea Cellular and Huawei recently announced that they had successfully built converged, efficient, future-oriented and sustainable ultra-broadband networks.
IETF Releases 2 ACTN RFCs to Build an Open Northbound Interface Solution
UBB Forum News  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) recently announced the official release of the RFC 8453 Framework for Abstraction and Control of TE Networks (ACTN) and RFC 8454 Information Model for ACTN.
Vodafone's Heeran: Defining the Telco Cloud
CxO Spotlight  | 
9/25/2018  |  1 comment
Vodafone's head of cloud and automation wants to define the telco cloud so that everyone's singing from the same hymn sheet.
Liberty Global Ready to Lock Horns With Comcast
The Bauminator  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO Mike Fries says he's 'excited for the competition' in wake of the Comcast-Sky deal.
Orchestration & Open Source for 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Issues relating to services orchestration have still not entirely been resolved.
Future State for MSOs: Ready or Not?
Column  | 
9/25/2018  |  Post a comment
OTT has changed everything and now 5G is on the way. How can cable operators stay ahead?
Will Comcast's Pricey Play for Sky Pay Off?
The Bauminator  | 
9/24/2018  |  2 comments
Craig Moffett fears that deal for Sky could become an 'albatross' for Comcast, questions the potential to use acquisition to create a global OTT juggernaut.
5G Transport Gets a Reboot in NY
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
The 5G Transport event will examine how packet/optical networking, edge data centers and distributed cloud platforms can combine to support the new 5G RAN and core architecture, and the many new service types associated with 5G.
Battling Startup Video Buffering
Column  | 
9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
How to solve mobile video's worst problem.
Amazon Gives Cord-Cutters Another Tool With Fire TV Recast DVR
The Bauminator  | 
9/21/2018  |  2 comments
Administering another dose of angst to the pay-TV sector, Amazon's new subscription-free companion device lets consumers watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on the go.
WiCipedia: Lack of Diversity Creates Blind Spots & Twitch Leads by Example
WiCipedia  | 
9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A majority female C-suite; avoiding another financial crisis; charitable donation allocation; and more.
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