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What's at the End of the CORD?
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Tales from the trenches: What's happening in the next-generation telco central office and cable headend.
Boingo CMO: Why We Need More Female Leaders
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Companies make more money when there are women in leadership, Boingo CMO Dawn Callahan says. She shares why there can never be too many women in leadership roles in the tech industry and how to increase today's numbers.
Cisco Demos Full Duplex
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Full Duplex tech is a preliminary step toward delivering symmetrical 10-gigabit broadband speeds over legacy HFC networks.
The Cable DAA Vendor Race Begins
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  7 comments
Cable Remote PHY deployments have begun, and it's just the start of a massive transformation process in the access network.
Developing Tomorrow's Media Leaders Today
Breznick Unbound  | 
5/30/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading is teaming up with Interactive TV Works to support the Interactive Launch Competition, a case-study competition that promotes new TV, broadband and online technologies and apps.
How Wireless Aims to Trump Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/29/2017  |  10 comments
In many cases, advocates say, wireless broadband service may make more sense and be more cost-effective than stringing fiber or cable all the way to the customer.
WOW Doesn't Wow Wall Street
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5/25/2017  |  2 comments
IPO falls a bit short but CEO Steve Cochrane says the company is on track for growth and isn't shifting strategies.
Frontier Fast Tracks Gig Plans With G.Fast
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5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Frontier is partnering with Nokia to take G.fast to the MDU and provide gigabit broadband speeds.
BT's McRae Sheds Light on 4K Strategy
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5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
At Light Reading's BCE 2017, BT Group's Chief Network Architect Neil McRae talks about what it took for BT to broadcast live sports in 4K.
Making Video a Basic Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/25/2017  |  2 comments
It's time for reluctant telecom carriers to treat video as a core service offering so that it can generate plenty of fresh revenue and growth opportunities for them.
Data Is Currency in OTT Wars
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5/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Data will have a big role to play in OTT deals.
Eurobites: Vodafone to Bank €120M From Malta Merger
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5/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS sees Q1 revenues decline; Sky extends A+E content deal; Orange widens accelerator program.
Cities Clamor for More Clout at FCC
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5/23/2017  |  20 comments
Who governs broadband in the smart city?
Eurobites: Nokia & Apple Bury the Hatchet
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5/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces tax trouble in Brazil; Irish providers grab 3.6GHz spectrum; Iskratel excites the cable guys.
When Gig Speeds Alone Aren't Enough
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2017  |  5 comments
Bursty OTT traffic can cause a traffic bottleneck.
TPG Capital Catches Wave Broadband
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Private equity firm swings $2.4 billion deal for Wave Broadband, adding it to the combination of RCN and Grande Communications to create the sixth-largest US cable operator.
What's Blocking 4K TV Today
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2017  |  13 comments
In a BCE panel session, experts say that high bandwidth requirements, a paltry supply of content and the cost and complexity of 4K set-tops are still holding back the adoption of UHD TV.
Eurobites: Telia Buys Into SME Cloud Services
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5/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom proposes pain-free switching for mobile customers; French researchers find cure for WannaCry virus; Apple Pay on the march in UK; Ericsson monitors in Moscow.
Comcast Appears to Soft Launch First 4K DVR
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2017  |  4 comments
It looks like Comcast is rolling out its first 4K/HDR set-top from Arris.
Leading Lights 2017: Winners' Gallery
Slide Shows  | 
5/19/2017  |  3 comments
Check out the pictures from this year's Leading Lights awards dinner.
WiCipedia: LL Awards, Tech Mom Returnships & How The Post Gets the Ladies
WiCipedia  | 
5/19/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: We celebrate our Leading Lights; tech careers for low-income moms; uncovering the visibility problem; and more.
AT&T's Donovan: Resistance to Change Is Futile
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5/18/2017  |  3 comments
Speaking at BCE, the top AT&T exec says there's no downside for companies that transform themselves and adopt open source software and plenty of downside for those that don't.
Net Neutrality: Before the Vote
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2017  |  2 comments
Three things to know.
Verizon on M&A: Who Needs a Cableco?
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  11 comments
These are not the fiber strands you're looking for.
Eurobites: MTN Goes LAA With Huawei & Qualcomm
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5/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: O2 splurges on small cells in London; Nokia trials public-safety innovations in Finland; Bouygues' numbers up.
Comcast Woos the Enterprise With SD-WAN
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5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast gets the enterprise cloud services bug.
BCE Service Provider Keynote: CenturyLink
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Aamir Hussain leads the Product Development and Technology organization at CenturyLink, which includes the company's information technology function.
Eurobites: Indian Write-Down Sends Vodafone to €6.1B Loss
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR has a pop at Orange; Sparkle adds providers to Sicily hub; cable M&A action in northern Spain; Nokia hired for Rwandan smart city project.
Leading Lights 2017: The Winners
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  4 comments
Find out which companies have landed this year's Leading Lights Awards.
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2017
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/15/2017  |  1 comment
Find out who made it into Light Reading's Hall of Fame this year.
Charter Cited in Skinny Bundle Talks – Report
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  1 comment
A recent content deal with AMC may be the precursor to a new skinny-bundle streaming service from Charter.
It's Time to Focus on One-Way Network Delays
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/15/2017  |  5 comments
While service providers have traditionally relied on tracking two-way latency issues on their networks, switching to a superior one-way measurement approach would be far more effective.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor
News Analysis  | 
5/13/2017  |  2 comments
Check out which companies made this year's Outstanding Test & Measurement Vendor shortlist and why.
Broadcasters Are the New TV Bundlers
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2017  |  5 comments
If content is king, content aggregation is a powerful queen.
Germany to Get 'Strong Fourth Player' With UI's Drillisch Takeover
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2017  |  5 comments
Deal to create bigger player with both fixed and mobile capabilities could add to competitive pressure on Germany's network operators.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative New Cable Product or Service
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Benu Networks, Calix, Casa Systems, Exfo, Nokia and Verimatrix make this year's shortlist with standout cable products or services.
WiCipedia: Queen of Code, Female VCs & STEM Expectations
WiCipedia  | 
5/12/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Grace Hopper picture book is released; Israeli girls study more but expect less; female VCs come out on top; and more.
Altice Hopes Hubs Will Move Needle
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Faced with stiffer competition from telco and satellite TV rivals in its US markets, Altice is betting that its upcoming rollout of video gateways will help cut churn and stoke new video sub growth.
CableLabs Takes On Network Virtualization
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5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The cable association is eyeing the development of new interfaces in a virtualized cable access network.
Eurobites: Content Costs Drag on Telefónica's Q1
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5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's first quarter is a game of two halves; Openreach consults with CSPs on broadband future; GÉANT network draws on Dimension Data; Telia concern over Kazakhistan's snooping strategy.
DT Gets Familiar Earnings Boost From US Biz
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
German operator sees healthy growth in sales and earnings thanks to the continued progress of T-Mobile US, but registers marginal improvements in Germany and Europe.
FCC Net Neutrality Backlash Begins
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2017  |  15 comments
It doesn't match the uproar over, say, the president firing the head of the FBI, but the FCC is getting its share of criticism and activist response over changes to the telecom regulatory regime.
Big Data Analytics Improves Planning for Broadband Projects
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Big data analytics can predict each potential customer’s interest in specific services and tiers, price sensitivity, budget, propensity to switch service providers, susceptibility to special offers -- and thus their value as a customer.
Cable Moves Toward Faster, Smarter Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable's next-generation strategy for a smart cable access network is perhaps its biggest change in over 25 years, and it offers numerous options to increase Internet speeds and enable intelligent traffic routing and service management.
Eurobites: TalkTalk Dividend Cut Prompts Shares Dive
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple buys Finnish sleep-tracking startup; Vodafone's pager deal off the table; cloud services for healthcare; Virgin Vooms into Manchester.
Liberty Global 'Reboots' Project Lightning
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
After hitting a 'road bump' with UK cable new-build in Q1, Liberty Global revamps Project Lightning management team and slows down project in the near term.
Eurobites: Nokia Smartens Up Its Birthplace
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia soups up Jeddah sports stadium; smart meter deal in Norway; BT calls for IoT entries; Ericsson's orchestral maneuver.
Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative IoT/M2M Strategy (Vendor)
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2017  |  Post a comment
With six vendors on the shortlist, the shortlisted innovations in this category range from smart city technologies to embedded security systems.
Comcast & Charter Seal Wireless Pact
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2017  |  1 comment
The quiet period is over.
Comcast 'X1 of the Internet' Arrives
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2017  |  1 comment
Xfinity xFi is a managed home WiFi experience, bringing with it the industry's first DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with integrated WiFi.
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