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Top Stories: 7 Grand Obsessions of 2017
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2017  |  1 comment
5G, IoT, NFV – Light Reading's readers had acronyms on the mind in 2017, but their biggest obsession was an eight-letter word.
How CSPs Must Change
Column  | 
12/29/2017  |  Post a comment
With the traditional operator business dying, CSPs must adopt new operating models to deliver digital services.
Can AI Make Cable Smarter?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/28/2017  |  11 comments
Cable is turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to help tackle customer service woes, as well as proactively manage network functions and provide a better customer experience.
Why Video Is at the Heart of Operator Strategies
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/28/2017  |  Post a comment
PRAGUE, 12/7/2017 – At Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Prague, 'Three Wise Men' – Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore, Light Reading's Iain Morris and Scott Bicheno from Telecoms.com – discuss the ins and outs of service provider video strategies.
The Legacy of Legacy
Rewired  | 
12/27/2017  |  13 comments
Legacy business services aren't that easily shed when customers resist change but service providers need to find a more aggressive path forward.
Is Cable Taking Care of Business?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/26/2017  |  3 comments
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – In this interview, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals the results of an exclusive survey of cable business execs that he conducted for Light Reading.
Cord-Cutting: How Far Will It Go?
Breznick Unbound  | 
12/26/2017  |  13 comments
With video cord-cutting surging again in the third quarter, pay-TV providers are still fighting an uphill battle to stem the tide. How much worse will it get?
WiCipedia: Edtech Wins, Bitcoin Bros & Looking Towards 2018
WiCipedia  | 
12/22/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women reign in edtech; harassment repercussion laws shift; high hopes for 2018; and more.
Eurobites: DT to Buy Liberty Global's Austrian Unit in €1.9B Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson raises $272 million for 5G research; KPN rolls out LTE-M; O2 UK authenticates with Danal.
What Cable's Ethernet Gains Mean
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
NEW YORK, 11/30/2017 – Vertical Systems Research Director Erin Dunne examines the impact of cable's continuing share gains in the Ethernet services market and entrance into the SD-WAN market.
Charter Gives the Gift of Gigabit
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Just in time for the New Year.
5 Missing Headlines in 2017
MariNation  | 
12/20/2017  |  5 comments
Twelve days to go...
HbbTV to Virtualize Set-Top Functions
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
The HbbTV Association has published its Operator Applications Specification, developed to enable set-top box functionality via an app.
Moffett: Business Market Price Wars Coming
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/20/2017  |  Post a comment
In this interview, MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett warns that cable operators may soon feel the effects of price deflation in the commercial services market.
WOW: Full Steam Ahead on Virtualization
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
In this interview, WOW Technology Integration VP Torryon Coleman explains the company's network virtualization and DAA strategy and goals.
Regulator Raps DT Zero-Rating Service
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Germany's telecom regulator has banned elements of Deutsche Telekom's zero-rated service StreamOn, demanding that it align with the EU's net neutrality and roaming requirements.
Net Neutrality Heads to Court & Congress
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2017  |  15 comments
What's next for net neutrality?
Eurobites: Thales Outdoes Atos With $5.6B Bid for Gemalto
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia offers cloud-friendly data processing; UK infrastructure czar slams mobile coverage; Deutsche Telekom invests in e-health startup.
Spectrum Enterprise Bets on SD-WAN
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Satya Parimi, group VP of data and cloud products at Charter's Spectrum Enterprise, sees a big market for MSO's new hybrid SD-WAN service.
How to Make AI Smarter
Column  | 
12/18/2017  |  3 comments
To make the most effective use of artificial intelligence, the CMO and CIO must get hitched.
First VR Industry Guidelines Coming at CES
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
The Virtual Reality Industry Forum will be presenting the first set of industry guidelines for virtual reality at CES in January.
Slideshow: Signs & Celebs for Net Neutrality
Slide Shows  | 
12/15/2017  |  1 comment
A photo tour of the net neutrality rally outside the FCC.
WiCipedia: Cryptocurrency & a Sexism Code Word
WiCipedia  | 
12/15/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Where are the women in cryptocurrency?; female CEOs tell tales of being pushed out of tech; international telecom companies make big moves for women; and more.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Telecom Italia Top 20 Gbit/s Over 28GHz in 5G Demo
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and BT exchange TV channels; UK military chief warns of Russian subsea skullduggery; Sunrise demos 5G with Huawei.
T-Mobile Netherlands to Merge With Tele2
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Merger will 'attack' the duopoly of KPN and VodafoneZiggo, says Deutsche Telekom.
FCC Ends Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  15 comments
Chairman Ajit Pai grants his own holiday wish.
Arris Charges Into Enterprise Sector
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  Post a comment
With the closing of its $800 million purchase of Ruckus Wireless and ICX Switch, Arris has created a new enterprise networks unit to focus on the growing wireless LAN and Ethernet switching markets.
Disney Buys Fox for $52.4B
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2017  |  5 comments
Expects the deal to close by June 2018.
T-Mobile Buys Layer3 TV, Plans OTT Launch
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Un-carrier aims for un-cable.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, EWE Form FTTH Joint Venture
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Digital Ventures invests in mobile marketing automation startup; Bharti Airtel staying put in Africa; Dixons Carphone profits down.
Arris CEO: Software Isn't Everything
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2017  |  Post a comment
CEO Bruce McClelland explains what comes next after the Ruckus acquisition.
AI Video Tools Promise Much, but Can They Deliver?
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  2 comments
Artificial intelligence technology is one of the hottest areas in telecom, but it also holds great potential in the media and entertainment space.
Verizon's New Fios TV Is No More
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  11 comments
So much for the new IPTV platform.
Eurobites: Huawei Digs Deeper Into Ireland
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus seeks fiber experts; BT offers Symantec endpoint protection tech; Ericsson has seen the future, and it's wacky.
Corning Splashes $900M on 3M's Comms Biz
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical equipment maker bolsters its international presence and product portfolio with major deal.
Here's Pai in Your Eye
Breznick Unbound  | 
12/11/2017  |  15 comments
Could the FCC Chairman be taking such a radical position on net neutrality just to force Congress's hand and broker a compromise?
How Taxing Will OTT Be?
Column  | 
12/11/2017  |  2 comments
As content and service providers turn more to streaming video, they should weigh the tax implications of their new services.
WOW Nears 'Cap & Grow' for Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2017  |  1 comment
Start the 12-month countdown.
Netflix Evaluating AI for Personalized Trailers
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2017  |  2 comments
The OTT giant is exploring the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to create more personalized trailers to drive subscribers to new shows.
What If Disney & Comcast Split for Fox?
MariNation  | 
12/8/2017  |  4 comments
Why Comcast would still come out a winner even if it split a deal for Fox with Disney.
You Can't Fix OTT Streaming Problems If You Can't See Them
Column  | 
12/8/2017  |  5 comments
When classic deep packet inspection isn't enough.
WiCipedia: Fashionable Coding & Netflix/SAS Lead Innovation Race
WiCipedia  | 
12/8/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Big names in fashion take over coding programs; Netflix leads race for innovation; how #metoo scandals affect tech and telecom; and more.
Eurobites: ETNO Spreads Gloom on Investment & the Race to 5G
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange bullish on fiber rollout; O2 takes 4G to the Highlands; Vodafone starts analog switch-off in Germany.
Telcos Face Limited TV Options – HR Analyst
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2017  |  2 comments
Despite the hefty investment requirements, operators may be reluctant to move away from offering TV services.
Comcast Gig Box Goes Nationwide, No LoRa Yet
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2017  |  1 comment
The advanced gateway is packed with gigabit connectivity, advanced WiFi tech and IoT radios, but no LoRa support this time around.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Gets Serious About Fixed Network Spin-Off
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple blocks the MiPad; BT pushes 360-degree sports action; Ericsson demos LAA with T-Mobile; Andromeda mastermind collared.
Viavi Takes Big Step on Automation Path
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2017  |  1 comment
Real-time analytics across legacy and virtualized networks? Yes, please.
Ergen Out as Dish CEO
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
All eyes are on Dish's wireless future.
Next-Gen Services Need Customer Control
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2017  |  Post a comment
Panel at Future of Cable Business Services event says putting the customer in charge requires automation to create simple but powerful interfaces.
Moffett: Watch for Telco 'Wounded Animals'
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable companies' success in the business services market may be a dangerous thing.
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