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Cable Will Keep Ruling US Broadband
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2016  |  22 comments
Despite more gigabit rollouts by rivals, cable operators continue to extend their dominance of the US broadband market and will likely keep doing so in 2017.
Another Bumper Year: Huawei Sales Soar 32% to $74.8B
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2016  |  11 comments
Huawei expects to report revenues of 520 billion yuan, a 32% year-on-year increase, for the full year 2016.
Arris D3.1 Modem Launch Slips Into 2017: Report
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2016  |  1 comment
Gigabit-friendly DOCSIS 3.1 modem launch misses vendor's initial 2016 launch target.
CES Preview: The Service Provider Edition
MariNation  | 
12/29/2016  |  1 comment
Just because it's a consumer show doesn't mean service providers stay home for the annual CES shindig in Las Vegas.
The 8 Best Moments for WiC in 2016
Slide Shows  | 
12/28/2016  |  2 comments
2016 has been a crazy year for women in tech, but we're so done picking apart what went wrong. Here are our 8 best moments of a very strange year.
Will 2017 Be Cord-Cutting's Big Year?
Breznick Unbound  | 
12/28/2016  |  6 comments
While 2016 has been a mild year for cord-cutting, the phenomenon could take off next year with the launch of new OTT video services from Hulu, YouTube, Facebook and others.
Unlocking Big Data for Operational Intelligence
Column  | 
12/27/2016  |  Post a comment
How cable operators can use advanced customer-aware data analytics to improve the customer experience, reduce service disruptions and cut both tuck rolls and call center costs.
OTT Went Big in 2016, Aims Higher in 2017
News Analysis  | 
12/26/2016  |  1 comment
A roundup of OTT news in 2016 and a look at what's coming in the New Year.
Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
Mentor Monday  | 
12/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.
Getting Hotter: Fog, LTE-A Pro, MANO, NB-IoT & SD-WAN
Shades of Ray  | 
12/23/2016  |  2 comments
The first few months of 2017 are likely to feature significant developments around a number of key technologies and industry developments.
WiCipedia: Wrapping Up 2016, Vocal Fry & Pinterest Diversity
WiCipedia  | 
12/22/2016  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Looking back on 2016 and forward to 2017; the implications of vocal fry; Pinterest lowers diversity goal; and more.
Atlanta Shares Smart City Plans for 2017
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/22/2016  |  6 comments
At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from the Atlanta Information Management Department to hear about the government's smart city plans.
Eurobites: Vodafone & Nokia Team on NB-IoT R&D
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Nokia's stock slumps; Telenet snaps up 'BeLux' cable assets; FTTH hits Africa; and the UK government manipulates broadband investment numbers.
AirTV Promises Best of OTA & OTT
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2016  |  Post a comment
New AirTV looks to combine over-the-top TV with Sling TV and other online video apps.
Deepfield Buy Goes Beyond Telco Opportunities, Says Nokia Exec
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The ability of Deepfield's technology to gain deep visibility into all sorts of network traffic will offer opportunities beyond the telco sector once Nokia has completed its acquisition, says Steve Vogelsang.
Nielsen Scoops Up Gracenote for $560M
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2016  |  1 comment
Gracenote trades owners again in a metadata merry-go-round.
Altice Spins Out Technical Workforce in US
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2016  |  1 comment
New spinout company will focus on fiber-to-the home deployments. According to Altice, the move will not impact the company's commitment to avoid layoffs in New York over the next four years.
Eurobites: Vodafone Vies for Drone Dollars
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: ZTE in line for €1 billion-plus Italian job?; TIM decides to produce its own premium content for broadband customers; Europe's cable market grows 5.7%.
Rogers Sees Promise in Managed Security
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Rogers Communications' Maurice Yip explains how and why the Canadian provider is rolling out managed security services for both small and larger firms.
Gigabites: XGS-PON Gets Its Day in the Sun
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
XGS-PON got its first plugfest a few weeks ago with vendors, including Huawei, Nokia and Broadcom testing their gear for interoperability. The technology standard promises symmetrical speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.
Rogers Dumps In-House IPTV Product for X1
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2016  |  3 comments
Rogers will take a huge loss in the fourth quarter as a result of dropping its own IPTV development project and deciding to license Comcast's X1 platform instead.
Eurobites: Proximus Invests €3B in Fiber Frenzy
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone completes sale of Dutch fixed-line business; Liquid Telecom gets approval for Neotel acquisition; Telia and Huawei do smart agriculture in Norway.
CableLabs Eyes Next-Gen Tech Moves
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
CableLabs' Ike Elliott discusses the group's work on Full Duplex DOCSIS, distributed access architecture, low-power wireless networks, 5G and other projects.
WiCipedia: How to Make Companies Work for Women
WiCipedia  | 
12/16/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: the case for a 'women's situation room' in elections; the future of women in STEAM; what makes a company work for women; and more.
Wheeler's Parting Advice on Title II
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
In the final FCC open meeting of the year, Chairman Tom Wheeler offered his insight on the staying power of the Open Internet Order.
Wheeler to Leave FCC Next Month
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2016  |  6 comments
Rather than try to hang on at the FCC after his chairmanship ends, Tom Wheeler plans to leave the Commission next month when the new president takes office.
21st Century Fox Confirms $14.6B Bid for Sky
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2016  |  Post a comment
US media giant owned by Rupert Murdoch bids for total control of UK pay-TV operator.
Internet Privacy Rules Take Effect Jan. 3
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2016  |  1 comment
Just under the wire, the FCC is sliding in its Internet privacy rules before Donald Trump takes office.
Nokia Adds Analytics Smarts to Its SDN Tech With Deepfield Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2016  |  3 comments
Nokia plans to integrate Deepfield's analytics system with its SDN controllers, including the Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform.
Atlanta Wraps Up RFIs for Fiber, Wireless
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
RFI submissions for new municipal projects in Atlanta are due on December 22.
Eurobites: UK 5G Report Slams 4G Network
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica turns to Cisco for mission-critical network upgrade; Enea completes Qosmos acquisition; Nokia and Ooredoo demo 4.5G Pro.
AT&T: Mining the MDU Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/14/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T's Ed Balcerzak discusses his mission to provide the growing multi-family market with the best available broadband and video services using a range of technologies.
In Philly, Comcast Trumps Muni Broadband
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2016  |  2 comments
A new deal between Comcast and the city of Philadelphia promises more investment in the local broadband network, and more business for the cable company.
Eurobites: Over-the-Top Services Under the Cosh
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor under suspicion; fund managers don't like BT/Ofcom separation; Mediaset shares soar on Vivendi rumors.
Change Agent Orange? Tech to Talk to Trump
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2016  |  16 comments
Major comms companies are becoming optimistic that business will be good under a Trump administration.
MEF: Time to 'De-Frag' the Network
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Cable players want to deliver more dynamic biz services but first have to lay the groundwork for orchestration and automation, says MEF's Hubbard.
FCC on the Verge of 2-2 Split
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2016  |  5 comments
A Senate recess gives Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosensworcel virtually zero chance to be reconfirmed before she is scheduled to step down from the FCC at the end of this year.
Eurobites: Brussels Targets Europe's Broadband Not-Spots With Billion-Euro Fund
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and Vodafone trial cloud RAN; Ooredoo dabbles in 5G; new boss for Telefónica Deutschland.
Gigabites: Full Duplex Gets the Hard Sell
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2016  |  3 comments
Charter and Comcast both talk a good game with Full Duplex DOCSIS, but widespread deployments supporting 10-gigabit broadband speeds are still years away.
21st Century Fox Bids £18B for Sky
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2016  |  1 comment
Sky's share price rockets by 27% on news that a transatlantic movies, pay-TV and comms powerhouse is in the making.
Verizon's Boston Smart Cities Pilot Begins
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2016  |  4 comments
With construction underway, Verizon expects to start collecting useful data from its Smart Cities pilot project in Boston before the end of the year.
No Stopping Cable's Ethernet Gains
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne explains why US cable operators, which now command a record-high 26% of the Ethernet market, will keep boosting their share.
WiCipedia: Diversity Awareness & Schooling Brogrammers
WiCipedia  | 
12/9/2016  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Lack of diversity awareness widespread in tech; brogrammers get schooled; Afghan girls learn to code; and more.
Altice Considers IPO for Its US Operations
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2016  |  3 comments
Public listing would help pay for its FTTH plans.
Telecoms Sideswiped by the Digital Market Transition
Shades of Ray  | 
12/8/2016  |  7 comments
The telecoms sector has taken a hefty glancing blow in the past six months, hitting sales and confidence. And that made me think of John Chambers…
Cox Clears $2B in Business Revenue
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Breaux discusses how the third-largest US MSO will reach the $2 billion revenue mark this year and is now aiming for $3 billion.
Eurobites: BT & Huawei Join Forces on 5G
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson job-cutting ahead of schedule; Fastweb plans to roll out gigabit service; BBC trials 4K HDR video.
Small Arctic ISP Caches Netflix in New Way
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2016  |  5 comments
Meshnet in the Canadian Arctic is using Aterlo Network's NightShift technology to cache Netflix content locally so consumers with low-speed Internet connections can still stream the video service.
Can Cable Climb Upmarket?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Carol Wilson and Alan Breznick assess cable's prospects for winning more enterprises in a landscape rocked by corporate M&A activity.
Verizon Hails Boston Fios Launch but Eyes 5G
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2016  |  3 comments
Verizon launches Fios in new Boston-area neighborhoods, but looks ahead to promoting 5G.
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