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Omdia's Pablo Tomasi: Why 2022 won't be the year of 5G private networks
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2022

The industry will have to resolve itself to the idea that 2022 isn't the year of 5G for private networks, says Omdia Analyst Pablo Tomasi.

Windstream's Mike Frane forecasts enterprise networking and security trends for 2022
News Analysis | 1/10/2022

Returning guest Mike Frane discusses the top-of-mind trends for enterprises this year around securely connecting the distributed workforce.

What's the story? 5G networks on C-band spectrum stalled
News Analysis | 1/6/2022

Mike Dano discusses the latest developments in Verizon and AT&T's efforts to deploy 5G networks on the C-band spectrum, and why those efforts have been mired in delays.

What's the story? Streaming TV providers seek market stability
News Analysis | 12/22/2021

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner explains the challenges that streaming TV providers face in keeping subscribers while achieving profitability.

NTT's Bruce Snell on 'wide sweeping ramifications' of Log4j vulnerability
News Analysis | 12/20/2021

Snell covers some of the biggest cybersecurity trends of 2021 and has advice for how organizations can better manage and secure their data.

Lumen's Mark Dehus tracks DDoS threats
News Analysis | 12/16/2021

Mark Dehus shares highlights from Lumen's Q3 DDoS report, why voice and VoIP services were heavily targeted and his predictions for DDoS trends in Q4.

Juniper jumps on O-RAN bandwagon
News Analysis | 12/13/2021

Jai Thattil joins the podcast to discuss Juniper's efforts to develop RIC technology, and why partnerships with Intel and Rakuten are key to Juniper's open RAN vision.

MetTel CTO Ed Fox on clearing up confusion around SASE
News Analysis | 12/10/2021

Ed Fox explains how MetTel's own approach to SASE has evolved and which components are key to any SASE service, such as Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA). In addition, Fox shares how the service provider is working with customers making the shift from copper wire networks to fiber, cellular and VOIP networks.

The Divide: FBA's Gary Bolton on taking fiber advocacy to the states
Broadband World News | 12/10/2021

This week: Gary Bolton, president of the Fiber Broadband Association, returns to the podcast to discuss how the fiber industry's advocacy efforts are changing as the US implements its $65 billion broadband bill. We also discuss FBA's forthcoming fiber optic technician training program.

Omdia's Rik Turner on cloud permissions management
LRTV Interviews | 12/8/2021

During the podcast, Turner discusses how CPM addresses issues such as permission sprawl and orphan accounts, and how organizations can take a more proactive approach to managed cloud access permissions.

What's the story? Cable Next-Gen Business Services Digital Symposium
News Analysis | 12/7/2021

At this event, attendees will hear from cable experts about how cablecos can bounce back from the economic earthquake caused by COVID-19, how to handle co-opetition with cloud providers, and which platforms and technologies cable companies are banking on in the mobile services space.

What's the story? The $22 billion Andromeda spectrum auction
News Analysis | 11/26/2021

On this episode, we talk with Light Reading's Mike Dano about all things spectrum auctions, including the 'Andromeda' auction, which just wrapped up with $22 billion in bids. We also get into broadband mapping and how spectrum could be used to tackle the digital divide.

What's the Story?: Altice USA flip flops on fiber
News Analysis | 11/19/2021

Light Reading's Alan Breznick explains why Altice USA did a 180 on its broadband growth strategy.

Omdia's Nicole McCormick: How to really sell 5G to consumers
LRTV Interviews | 11/15/2021

Omdia analyst Nicole McCormick joins the podcast this week to discuss her latest research on 5G pricing and what seems to be catching on with consumers.

MWCLA 21: The Light Reading Recap
LRTV Documentaries | 10/29/2021

The Light Reading editorial team gathers for a recap of the of some of the issues that were scattered, covered and smothered at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles 2021.

Rakuten's Tareq Amin: Conducting Symphony but changing the music
CxO Spotlight | 10/28/2021

Tareq Amin, CEO of Rakuten Symphony and CTO of Rakuten Mobile, talks about his company's success in open RAN and how it plans to change the economics of building 5G networks for other operators.

The Divide: How LUS Fiber makes the muni model work in Lafayette, Louisiana
Broadband World News | 10/21/2021

This week: Ryan Meche, director of LUS Fiber, a municipal fiber provider in Lafayette, Louisiana, on why the city chose a municipal broadband model, how it's funded and how it works and the company's plans for a potential NTIA grant.

The Divide: What Viasat's Evan Dixon wants DC to know about satellite broadband
Broadband World News | 10/7/2021

This week: Evan Dixon, president of global fixed broadband at Viasat, discusses the company's role in tackling the digital divide in the US and abroad, and he pushes back on arguments from the fiber industry that satellite isn't 'future proof.'

Nokia Deepfield CTO: How DDoS attacks are changing
News Analysis | 10/7/2021

Just as connectivity is becoming more critical during the pandemic, the nature and types of DDoS attacks are more dangerous than ever, according to Nokia Deepfield's Craig Labovitz.

Consolidated CEO bets the house on fiber
News Analysis | 10/5/2021

There are some mobile or temporary use cases where fixed wireless access (FWA) is best, says CEO Bob Udell, but for the majority of customers, fiber is more cost-effective for Consolidated to deploy.

Verizon zeroes in on recovery efforts and network refresh
News Analysis | 9/30/2021

Sue Schnaars leads a team of project managers tasked with integrating new equipment into Verizon's network, and she explains how scope creep and vendor interoperability are among the challenges her team faces in updating the network.

BT on clearing up the cloudy relationship between telcos and hyperscalers
CxO Spotlight | 9/27/2021

BT's Chet Patel explains how telcos and hyperscalers can collaborate to provide a better cloud experience for enterprise customers.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part III
News Analysis | 9/24/2021

On this podcast, Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Fiona Graham and Iain Morris discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part II
News Analysis | 9/23/2021

On this podcast, Light Reading's Phil Harvey, Jeff Baumgartner and Alan Breznick discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

Verizon's Shah on private networks, now and later
News Analysis | 9/22/2021

While AR, VR and robotics applications generate the most buzz, Anand Shah says many of those private network use cases are several years out. Currently, computer vision is one of the most widely used private network use cases.

Cisco siphons $20M into Rural Broadband Innovation Center
News Analysis | 9/21/2021

The $20 million Center was launched in mid-June under the umbrella of Cisco's Country Digital Acceleration program, and will focus on delivering high-speed Internet access to rural areas to lessen the digital divide.

The Divide: How Uprise Fiber seeks to solve what you hate about your ISP
Broadband World News | 9/16/2021

This week: Sam Sanders, CEO of Uprise Fiber, on how the company sets itself apart from traditional ISPs and seeks to build digital equity into broadband deployments.

Windstream CMO: SD-WAN stalled, not squashed, by pandemic
CxO Spotlight | 9/16/2021

Concerns around cost and ease of use stalled SD-WAN deployments for remote workers, but the tide is turning as remote access tools improve and enterprises budget for a long-term distributed workforce.

The Leading Lights finalists: Part I
News Analysis | 9/15/2021

Light Reading editors discuss trends they're seeing, what's happening in the awards categories that they're judging and what they've learned from the contest entries as they dig in and prepare to announce this year's winners.

Matrixx CTO: How modern charging, billing unlocks new mobile services
CxO Spotlight | 9/14/2021

Marc Price, CTO of Matrixx, talks about the possibilities that exist for network operators when they can more creatively charge for services and what new infrastructure unlocks those opportunities.

Big 5G Recap: Going hybrid in the mile-high city
LRTV Documentaries | 9/14/2021

Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner and Mike Dano join Phil Harvey to recap the Big 5G Event and discuss what has happened lately with in-person events.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending Sept. 10
LRTV Documentaries | 9/13/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included more trouble for Norwegian operator Telenor as it moves away from Myanmar. We also muse about the changing shape of Verizon's deal with the NFL and why 5G networks are still struggling to prove their worth to consumers.

The Divide: New map shows 60M Americans lack Internet
Broadband World News | 9/9/2021

This week: Eric Frank, CEO of LightBox, discusses the company's new nationwide Internet connectivity map which reveals that nearly one in six Americans is not connected.

Lumen's Mike Benjamin: An old RAT with new tricks
News Analysis | 9/7/2021

The new iteration of ReverseRAT includes web camera access and the ability to steal files via USB drives, explains Lumen's Mike Benjamin.

The Divide: MTA's Wanda Tankersley on Alaska's middle-mile problem
Broadband World News | 9/2/2021

This week: Wanda Tankersley, COO at MTA, a telecom co-op in Alaska, talks about the state's unique middle-mile challenges, the company's AlCan ONE fiber project, and more.

Dish's Stephen Stokols hints at what's next for Boost Mobile
LRTV Interviews | 9/2/2021

Stephen Stokols, the Dish Network executive in charge of the company's growing camp of mobile brands, said Dish might not be done buying MVNOs.

The Divide – Tackling the global broadband gap with aerial mapping
Broadband World News | 8/26/2021

This week: Jennifer Alvarez, co-founder and CEO, Aurora Insight, and David Hartshorn, CEO of Geeks Without Frontiers, on their partnership to address the lack of reliable wireless broadband in underserved parts of the US and abroad.

Verizon on managing the mobile threat landscape
News Analysis | 8/24/2021

Verizon's Terrance Robinson shares insights about which mobile security threats are on the rise, and how enterprises and their employees can identify and address potential threats.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending August 20
LRTV Documentaries | 8/23/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included all the damage, and damage control, surrounding T-Mobile's recent hack and data breach.

Podcast: The Divide – Virginia's Dr. Tamarah Holmes on running the country's 'OG' broadband office
LRTV Interviews | 8/19/2021

This week: Dr. Tamarah Holmes, director of the Office of Broadband, Virginia, on how they've closed 50% of the state's digital divide, and plans to allocate $700 million over three years to finish the job.

Podcast: The Divide – How Flume is tapping NYC's dark fiber to deliver affordable broadband
CxO Spotlight | 8/12/2021

This week: Prashanth Vijay, CEO of Flume, discusses leveraging dark fiber in partnership with cities, and Flume's commitment to deliver broadband to New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) buildings.

Podcast: Verizon on data theft and donuts
LRTV Interviews | 8/11/2021

Verizon's Suzanne Widup has her finger on the pulse of hackers' evolving efforts to undermine network security via phishing attacks, ransomware and social engineering.

Podcast: The Divide – Amdocs' Anthony Goonetilleke on the industry's shifting priorities
LRTV Interviews | 8/6/2021

This week: Anthony Goonetilleke, group president of media, network and technology at Amdocs, on the changing conversation around the future of connectivity, and Amdocs' digital divide work with the 5G Innovation Lab.

Podcast: Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek on the growth of 'community' broadband
CxO Spotlight | 8/2/2021

Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek joins the podcast to talk about how she's helped build a company that keeps growing as more and more community broadband providers deploy fiber.

Podcast: Gary Bolton on training the next wave of fiber techs
LRTV Interviews | 7/30/2021

Gary Bolton, president and CEO of the Fiber Broadband Association, discusses the newly launched Optical Telecom Installation Certification (OpTIC) program, a new training and certification curriculum for fiber techs in North America.

Podcast: NTT tracks Kaseya ransomware attack
LRTV Interviews | 7/29/2021

The Kaseya ransomware attack is the latest in a trend of bad actors working together to target the supply chain.

Podcast: Lumen security VP on how to catch a RAT
LRTV Interviews | 7/27/2021

Lumen's Mike Benjamin joins the podcast to provide insight into a new remote access trojan, and explain who and what the bad actors were targeting.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 23
LRTV Documentaries | 7/26/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included some spectrum auction and siesta news from Spain, an update on how Verizon moved forward with a fabulous, free 5G phone promotion, and you'll find out what US city took a gamble on building a network that covered 65 square miles with broadband in just 45 days.

Podcast: The Divide – Hughes' Paul Gaske on upping speeds with a 'massive new satellite'
LRTV Interviews | 7/22/2021

This week: Paul Gaske, EVP and GM of North America at Hughes, on how the company is meeting demand for faster broadband with a new $600 million satellite, why he disagrees that fiber is "future proofed" and more.

Podcast: Is the hyperscaler and telco relationship parasitic or symbiotic?
LRTV Interviews | 7/21/2021

Orange Silicon Valley COO Gabriel Sidhom examines how the dynamic between hyperscalers and traditional service providers is changing.

Podcast: The Divide – How Kajeet keeps kids and communities connected
LRTV Interviews | 7/15/2021

This week: Dominic Marcellino, director of strategy and business development at Kajeet, on the company's new connectivity pilot program in Williamsburg, Virginia, and the ins and outs of providing wireless services to students and communities.

Podcast: Digital twinning the Tour de France
LRTV Interviews | 7/15/2021

NTT's Tim Wade explains the process of creating a digital twin of the Tour de France, and how NTT's approach to data capture and analytics has changed since the service provider started digitizing the race in 2015.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 9
LRTV Documentaries | 7/12/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included some revealing numbers about the annual MWC Barcelona event, the US government walking back an unprecedented cloud computing contract for its defense systems, and a whimsical story about 5G-connected, remote controlled cars in Las Vegas, where the high temperature on July 12 will be 113 Fahrenheit.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending July 2
LRTV Documentaries | 7/5/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look back at the big speeches at Mobile World Congress, Orange's new fully automated, AI-powered network and AT&T's big move to Microsoft's cloud.

Podcast: More pitches be crazy!
LRTV Interviews | 7/2/2021

Light Reading's editors are premium targets for PR firms and marketing experts all across the media landscape. But not all story ideas make it from the inbox to the front page.

Podcast: The Divide – CORI's Matt Dunne on closing the rural opportunity gap
LRTV Interviews | 7/1/2021

This week, Matt Dunne, executive director of the Center on Rural Innovation (CORI), joins the podcast to discuss how a nonprofit action tank is helping communities expand broadband services and close the rural opportunity gap.

Light Reading Recap: Week of June 25
LRTV Documentaries | 6/28/2021

Last week's telecom news highlights included a look back at some huge 5G product news for Nokia, a summary of some new cloudy ideas coming from Mobile World Congress, and a summary of what's up at Switzerland's Astrocast – a company launching a network of satellites for IoT connectivity.

Podcast: The Divide – UTOPIA Fiber's Roger Timmerman on serving Utah with open access muni broadband
CxO Spotlight | 6/24/2021

This week: Roger Timmerman, CEO, UTOPIA Fiber, on running an open access, municipal fiber network in Utah, why the model works and what other communities should know as they embark on building broadband.

Cohere CEO: Open RAN ideal for enterprise applications
CxO Spotlight | 6/24/2021

There are potential cost savings to service providers by improving 5G network capacity, but the revenue from supporting enterprise applications could be operators' real golden ticket.

Light Reading Recap: Week of June 18
LRTV Documentaries | 6/21/2021

Last week's highlights included Viavi's ongoing pursuit of a merger with Exfo, Rakuten's open RAN plan to reveal what it's really paying for telecom gear, and we briefly ponder why Nokia would roll out the red carpet for open RAN developers in Dallas.

Podcast: The Divide – Internet Society Foundation aims to bolster broadband with global grants
LRTV Interviews | 6/17/2021

This week: Sarah Armstrong, executive director of the Internet Society Foundation, on the organization's mission to support Internet access for everyone and its current work to award grants for community-led efforts in Bangladesh, Colombia and Senegal.

Juniper CEO: 5G future is virtualized
CxO Spotlight | 6/16/2021

Rami Rahim, CEO of Juniper Networks, explains why future 5G services will be virtualized, and how the company plans to further automate data center operations.

Telia Carrier CEO: Pushing for global expansion
CxO Spotlight | 6/15/2021

Telia Carrier CEO Staffan Göjeryd said his company is poised to keep growing and will likely become more focused and more competitive now that it is standing on its own. Meanwhile, the need to balance technology investments and market expansion looms larger than ever.

Light Reading Recap: Week of June 11
LRTV Documentaries | 6/14/2021

Last week's highlights included a piece of good news for TikTok users in the US, a big bet on BT's fiber rollout from French telecom giant Altice and Starlink's plans to provide in-flight Wi-Fi.

Podcast: The Divide – INDATEL and Connected2Fiber on monetizing 'fiber to the farmhouse'
CxO Spotlight | 6/10/2021

This week: Ben Edmond, founder and CEO of Connected2Fiber, and Mel Wagner, CEO of INDATEL, on the economic challenges of rural broadband and how Connected2Fiber is helping operators plan and monetize their networks.

Podcast: Women in Comms Spotlight – Verizon engineer on the value of being a 'relentless doer'
LRTV Interviews | 6/9/2021

There is still immense pressure on women to balance the demands from their careers and personal lives, and tech companies need to provide employees with the flexibility to succeed at home and in the workplace.

Light Reading Recap: Week ending June 4
LRTV Documentaries | 6/7/2021

Last week's news highlights included a look at big telco job numbers (they're dropping), Huawei's software strategy and T-Mobile's plans to connect rural America. This video first appeared on Informa Tech's executive community, The Network.

Podcast: The Divide – Rep. Drew Hansen on passing Washington's Public Broadband Act
LRTV Interviews | 6/1/2021

On this episode: Representative Drew Hansen on passing a law in Washington to reverse the state's ban on municipal broadband and what comes next.

Podcast: The Divide – Clearfield CEO Cheri Beranek on preparing for the 'fiber bubble'
CxO Spotlight | 5/25/2021

This week: Cheri Beranek, president and CEO of Clearfield, on addressing fiber deployment challenges in rural areas and how to prepare for an influx of demand for fiber broadband builds amidst supply shortages.

Podcast: Comcast crafts accessibility features for Xfinity X1
LRTV Interviews | 5/20/2021

Comcast's Tom Wlodkowski shares the cable provider's journey into improving accessibility features on its Xfinity X1 platform.

Podcast: Distributed cloud brings edge to enterprises
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2021

Bill Lambertson of IBM and Dave Shacochis of Lumen Technologies join the podcast to explain how the distributed cloud supports edge computing use cases for enterprise customers.

Podcast: The Divide – How 'Project Overcome' is tackling access in Clinton County, Missouri
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2021

This week: US Ignite's Mari Silbey – as well as Alex Wyglinski and Casey Canfield, co-leads on an Internet deployment project in Clinton County, Missouri – join the podcast to discuss 'Project Overcome,' a $2.7 million effort to tackle the digital divide with novel broadband solutions.

Podcast: AT&T unravels its content, pay-TV empire
LRTV Documentaries | 5/18/2021

Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner weigh in on the burning questions surrounding the recently announced media moves by AT&T.

Podcast: What's the story with telecom in India?
LRTV Interviews | 5/12/2021

On this episode, Gagandeep Kaur discusses the state of telecom in India and the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the industry at large.

Podcast: Stanford's Nick McKeown on his SDN legacy and 5G security
LRTV Interviews | 5/11/2021

Stanford University's Nick McKeown, recipient of the 2021 IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, joins the podcast to discuss a career milestone and a very forward-looking 5G project that involves (hopefully not) crashing drones on purpose.

Podcast: The Divide – Next Century Cities' Francella Ochillo on documenting local perspectives in broadband policy
LRTV Interviews | 5/6/2021

This week: Francella Ochillo, executive director of Next Century Cities, on the challenges local communities face in having their voices represented in broadband policy making and deployment.

Podcast – Nokia North America CTO: Standards and parity will save open RAN
LRTV Interviews | 5/6/2021

Nokia North America CTO Mike Murphy examines the standards and parity challenges open RAN has to overcome to become a fully fledged technology.

Podcast: These pitches be crazy!
LRTV Interviews | 4/30/2021

In this Light Reading podcast "pitch session," editors Phil Harvey, Mike Dano, Jeff Baumgartner and I share some story pitches that are about as useful as a Shake Weight.

Podcast – The Divide: Stealth's Shrihari Pandit on bringing fiber to underserved business communities
CxO Spotlight | 4/29/2021

This week: Shrihari Pandit, president and CEO, Stealth Communications, on what it takes to get fiber to businesses in underserved areas and why traditional funding methods for ending the digital divide aren't working.

Podcast: Nick Feamster on how the pandemic highlighted our biggest network needs
LRTV Interviews | 4/28/2021

By analyzing interconnection data for two large ISPs in the US, Professor Nick Feamster and his colleagues identified a 30-60% increase in peak traffic rates in Q1 of 2020.

Podcast: MyBundle.TV coaches viewers on cutting the pay-TV cord
LRTV Interviews | 4/23/2021

CEO Jason Cohen examines drivers behind the cord-cutting trend, and shares why many viewers are still holding out with traditional pay-TV services.

Podcast – The Divide: ConnectMaine's Peggy Schaffer on the 'street-by-street battle' for broadband
LRTV Interviews | 4/22/2021

This week: Peggy Schaffer, executive director, ConnectMaine, on the state of broadband in Maine and why she says we need to stop giving money to the FCC.

Podcast: Verizon's Anand Shah on why private networks are a big opportunity
LRTV Interviews | 4/21/2021

Anand Shah, Verizon's director of technology strategy and architecture, joins the podcast to talk all about private networks.

Podcast: The Divide – David Gilford on local priorities for federal broadband funds
LRTV Interviews | 4/15/2021

This week, David Gilford, co-founder of the Broadband Equity Partnership, on what local government and nonprofit broadband leaders need from a national broadband stimulus.

Podcast: The Divide – Scott Willis and Bruce Garrison on the 'collective ecosystem' required to reach the underserved
CxO Spotlight | 4/8/2021

This week, Scott Willis, CEO of DartPoints; and Bruce Garrison, chief revenue officer of Bluebird Network, on their connectivity work in rural Iowa and the collaboration required to tackle the digital divide.

Podcast: Microsoft Azure's Khalidi curates carrier clouds
LRTV Interviews | 4/7/2021

Yousef Khalidi discusses the economic benefits operators can experience by partnering with a cloud provider.

Podcast: The Divide – Fiber Broadband Association's Gary Bolton on the 'good news, good news' for fiber
CxO Spotlight | 4/1/2021

This week, Gary Bolton, CEO, Fiber Broadband Association, joins the show to discuss why the US needs to put fiber first, why satellite broadband could be a 'disaster' for communities and more.

Podcast: Six questions about 6G
LRTV Interviews | 3/30/2021

Light Reading's Mike Dano says there are at least two big improvements coming with 6G.

Podcast: The NFL's TV deals gave streaming platforms legitimacy, longevity
LRTV Interviews | 3/26/2021

Light Reading's Alan Breznick ponders whether the NFL's $110 billion deal with streaming video services means the end is nigh for traditional pay-TV bundles.

Podcast: MetTel's Ed Fox on extending enterprise IT to home networks
CxO Spotlight | 3/25/2021

MetTel CTO Ed Fox discusses how the service providers' customers are balancing the use of collaboration applications, SD-WAN, VPNs and SASE to support their employees working on-premises and remotely.

Podcast – The Divide: Blair Levin and Clint Odom on digital equity and inclusion
LRTV Interviews | 3/25/2021

This week, Blair Levin, former FCC official, and Clint Odom, SVP of policy and advocacy at the National Urban League, join the show to discuss the Lewis Latimer Plan for Digital Equity and Inclusion.

Podcast – The Divide: Ribbon's Bruce McClelland on economics and politics of rural broadband
CxO Spotlight | 3/18/2021

Bruce McClelland, CEO of Ribbon Communications, joins the show to discuss the challenging economics around building out broadband in hard-to-reach areas, and takeaways from his recent conversations with lawmakers on rural broadband policy.

Podcast: Which DOCSIS are we on anyway?
LRTV Interviews | 3/12/2021

Alan Breznick joins the podcast to discuss which topics will be covered during the Cable Next-Gen event and provide insight into challenges and business opportunities facing the cable industry.

5G is here, now what?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/11/2021

After making videos about 5G all over the world, video producer Tien Fu found out he has a 5G phone and has great coverage everywhere he goes – there’s just one problem: He doesn’t know what to do with it.

Podcast – The Divide: Upstream's Kostas Kastanis on offering 'free' Internet in Africa
CxO Spotlight | 3/11/2021

This week, Kostas Kastanis, deputy CEO of Upstream, joins the show to discuss the digital divide in Africa and Upstream's ad-supported service Zero-D which enables free Internet access for millions of mobile users in emerging markets.

Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown on 5G's next wave
LRTV Interviews | 3/5/2021

The symposium will be moderated by Brown, along with Jim Hodges, chief analyst, Heavy Reading, and it will feature speakers from Swisscom, Anritsu, Red Hat, 5G Americas, Telus and more.

Podcast: MNJ's COO on SD-WAN and MPLS market trends
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2021

Tune in to the podcast to hear from MNJ's COO Ben Niernberg on how the SD-WAN market is evolving, and how COVID-19 is impacting customer demand for unified communications services.

Podcast – The Divide: WISPA's Claude Aiken on tech-neutral solutions
LRTV Interviews | 3/4/2021

This week, Claude Aiken, president and CEO of WISPA, on the role of small providers in closing the digital divide and why solutions and policies need to be tech neutral.

Podcast: Low-latency broadband powers a Michigan music masterclass
LRTV Interviews | 2/24/2021

The Light Reading podcast welcomes Dan Kurin, tech coordinator at Factory Two, and Brandon Corder, CEO of Beats x Beers, to discuss an upcoming experiment with low-latency broadband in Flint, Michigan.

Podcast: What's the story with the C-band auction?
LRTV Interviews | 2/23/2021

On this episode, Mike Dano gets into the significance of the FCC's $81 billion C-band spectrum auction and what the forthcoming results will mean for operators' 5G plans.

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