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2015 in Review: The WiC Perspective
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/31/2015  |  6 comments
We review the good, the bad and the ugly for women in the next-gen comms industry in 2015 as we look ahead to what's sure to be the best year yet for women in comms.
CES 2016: 3 Big Tech & TV Trends to Watch
MariNation  | 
12/30/2015  |  18 comments
The January pilgrimage to CES is approaching once again.
Prepping for DOCSIS 3.1
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/24/2015  |  1 comment
Alan Glynn, head of network engineering at Virgin Media Ireland, talks about the cable operator's plans for DOCSIS 3.1 trials in 2016.
Eurobites: Ericsson & China Mobile Team on 5G R&D
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia appeals €28 million antitrust fine; changes on Colt's top table; Christmas connectivity.
Comcast Kicks Off D3.1 Era
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  1 comment
The first DOCSIS 3.1 modems are out in select Comcast markets.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Upgrades TIM Network With SDN
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange still talking to Bouygues; Altice completes on Suddenlink acquisition; Deutsche Telekom migrates in Montenegro.
Comcast Denies ITV Takeover
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2015  |  4 comments
Rumors that Comcast wants to acquire UK broadcaster ITV appear to be false.
So It's Not Just Me Then...
Column  | 
12/21/2015  |  6 comments
AsiaInfo's Dr Andy Tiller finds he's not the only one with an axe to grind over Gartner's Magic Quadrant processes.
HEVC Advance Backpedals on Licensing Fees
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2015  |  1 comment
HEVC Advance responds to major industry backlash.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Apple Reach Patents Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera exits Nepal; Colt appoints new CTO; Vodafone trials narrowband for IoT; BT offers Netflix in Ultra HD.
Gigabites: Massachusetts Town Proves Gigabit Demand
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2015  |  4 comments
With 81% uptake of gigabit service, the town of Leverett, Mass. is a poster child for the Gigabit Cities movement.
For Mediacom, Gigabit Means Business
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/18/2015  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Mediacom's Dan Templin discusses his company's rebranding efforts and moves into cloud-based, managed services.
Arris Wins UK Approval, Sets Closing Date on Deal for Pace
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2015  |  3 comments
Arris didn't quite make its original end-of-year deadline, but it looks like the company won't fall far short.
Eurobites: Orange Hit by €350M Fine
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes the train; Huawei makes hay on handsets; TalkTalk bolsters TV team.
Can Cable Ride Ethernet to Enterprises?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/17/2015  |  1 comment
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects cable's Ethernet success and examines the challenges operators face in the enterprise market.
Dutch Telcos Take Lead on OTT Transformation
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2015  |  4 comments
Operators in the Netherlands are transforming themselves into OTT players in their own right. Could other European operators follow suit?
Roku Racks Up 7.6M in Monthly Active Users
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2015  |  5 comments
Roku's active user base continues to grow.
Eurobites: EU Data Laws Clear Another Hurdle
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi makes itself comfortable at Telecom Italia; Huawei scores smart home deal in Belarus; Dixons Carphone has strong H1.
Netflix Isn't the Only One Rethinking ABR
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2015  |  4 comments
Netflix, Arris and others are encoding video in new, more intelligent ways.
NFV Interop Test: Key Takeaways
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/15/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading's CEO and founder Steve Saunders talks about the recent groundbreaking NFV interoperability evaluation with Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre. The full test report is available now: Simply click on the following title, EXCLUSIVE! NFV Interop Evaluation Results .
How Technicolor Plans to Beat Arris
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2015  |  2 comments
Technicolor plans to combat industry giant Arris with Cisco's help and a lot of innovation in the areas of HDR and virtual reality.
CityFibre Takes On BT With $136M KCOM Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2015  |  1 comment
Small UK altnet could become a bigger threat to BT following a $136M takeover of KCOM.
Charter Sees Gold in Managed Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/14/2015  |  Post a comment
With the fresh re-branding of its commercial services unit as Spectrum, Charter looks to build up its managed services portfolio for midsized and larger companies.
Cable Seeks Cures for WiFi's Ills
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/11/2015  |  12 comments
Cable needs to overcome WiFi's limitations to help provide a high quality of experience for customers.
Gigabites: AT&T & Google Battle It Out
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2015  |  7 comments
It's the battle of the press releases in gigabit announcements from AT&T and Google this week.
Cox Business Nears $2 Billion Revenue Goal
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/11/2015  |  1 comment
Cox Business is closing in on its 2016 revenue target while prepping new services for both smaller firms and enterprises.
The TV of Tomorrow Is All Digital, Virtual
Slide Shows  | 
12/10/2015  |  6 comments
The TVOT conference in NYC showed just how far TV has come over the last decade.
NIA Phase 2 Test: VNF Management
Shades of Ray  | 
12/10/2015  |  1 comment
With the Phase 1 test completed and a report published, the New IP Agency (NIA) is prepping its Phase 2 NFV test with a focus on VNF management.
Eurobites: EE Lands Emergency Services Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu turbocharges copper in Austria; European Commission rethinks digital content rules; Ericsson wins.
Pressure Growing on Cable Biz Services?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Wall Street analyst Craig Moffett says cable business services may have to grow even faster to make up for video losses and likely broadband growth slowdown.
NFV Test Report Is a Gamechanger
Shades of Ray  | 
12/9/2015  |  2 comments
The multivendor NFV interoperability test report just published by Light Reading provides fantastic insights into NFV advances and challenges.
Online Video Plagued by Password Sharing
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2015  |  16 comments
A single online video subscriber can share credentials to support tens of thousands of concurrent users, all watching the same video services for free.
Light Reading Publishes Unique NFV Interoperability Test Report
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2015  |  3 comments
Independent multivendor NFV interoperability test report hits the wires and is available, in full, to the whole industry.
T1: Service Provider Judgment Day
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/9/2015  |  7 comments
At Mobile World Congress, Cisco CEO John Chambers told Light Reading that he believes 40% of his service provider customers will cease to exist within ten years. Since then, Light Reading asked comms vendors around the world one question: 'Will Tier 1 service providers survive?' Hasta la vista… baby.
Customer Care Drives CSP Demand for Analytics – Report
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2015  |  2 comments
A Heavy Reading survey of communications service providers, commissioned by Guavus, has found that proactive customer care is a leading use case for big data analytics systems.
TWC Biz Chief Has Enterprise in His Sights
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/9/2015  |  Post a comment
Phil Meeks, EVP and COO of TWC Business Services, says mid-market, enterprise and carrier customers will generate over half of TWC's commercial revenues in 2016.
Google Eyes Chicago & LA for Fiber Expansion
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2015  |  4 comments
Google is looking at much bigger US cities for its next gigabit moves.
Big Blue Buys Clearleap
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2015  |  1 comment
IBM adds to its cloud portfolio with the acquisition of Clearleap.
3 Big Hurdles as Cable Courts the Enterprise
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2015  |  3 comments
A new "cable first" initiative has cablecos teaming up in the enterprise market, but challenges remain.
Eurobites: Orange in M&A Talks With Bouygues – Report
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission wants a word with Qualcomm; Deutsche Telekom launches secure public cloud; connecting Africa.
FiOS TV Director Cuts the Cord
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2015  |  25 comments
Bad news for FiOS TV fans: The director of FiOS TV doesn't subscribe to traditional pay-TV services.
Eurobites: eir Buys Setanta for Sports Assist
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC pulls rank on assessing 3/O2 in UK; ETNO boss calls for greater investment; Huawei helps Switzerland's Araxas.
Gigabites: Cox Cozies Up to the Capital Region
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2015  |  1 comment
The DC metro region is getting its first gigabit broadband service with a new offering from Cox in Northern Virginia.
Net Neutrality Heads to Court
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2015  |  5 comments
The U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit hears arguments today on whether the FCC's Open Internet Order imposing net neutrality rules is legal.
Cable Looking Past AT&T, Verizon
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2015  |  2 comments
The Big Two of telecom no longer loom as the major competitive threats, say some cable execs, because they are more focused on wireless.
Comcast X1, Now With Nagging, Er Notifications
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast brings notifications to X1 TVs.
Eurobites: Nokia Closes HERE Sale
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia helps set up SDN non-profit; SON specialist raises $25.4 million; Altice closes in on news channel.
YouTube Seeks Slice of OTT Pie
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2015  |  8 comments
The company is reportedly looking into licensing premium film and TV content to bolster its new Red streaming video service.
Analyst Sounds Warning on Altice/Cablevision Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2015  |  2 comments
Financial analyst Craig Moffett says there's reason to believe the Altice deal to acquire Cablevision may not pass muster with state and local officials.
Eurobites: Shareholders Approve 'NokAlu' Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli operators face class action on calling cards; Orange appoints 'CEO Delegates'; Ofcom delays spectrum auction.
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