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MEF Touts Multivendor SD-WAN & More
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5/31/2018  |  4 comments
SDO says MEF 3.0 work is advancing automation and orchestration of multi-network delivery of SD-WAN, IP services, DCI and more.
California Lawmakers Hug Net Neutrality
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5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
California State Senate easily passes strong net neutrality legislation, sending bill to State Assembly and likely touching off yet another legal battle with the feds.
Ciena Snaps Up Automation Expert Packet Design, Suffers Margins Glitch
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5/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Ciena announces disappointing fiscal second quarter margins and the proposed acquisition of automated IP network optimization and analytics specialist Packet Design.
Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani: AI & Going Beyond the Pipe
CxO Spotlight  | 
5/31/2018  |  1 comment
Faizel Lakhani has always said selling pipes is not the end game for service providers. With Guavus' AI technology and real-time analytics, he hopes to be the first to tell them what's next.
Cable's New Focus: More Fiber & D3.1
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5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
In BBWN's latest poll about the cable industry's next-gen tech plans, constructing new FTTH networks scored as the top priority, followed closely by rolling out D3.1 and gigabit speeds.
Slideshow: Light Reading's Big Communications Event Rocks Austin!
Slide Shows  | 
5/30/2018  |  3 comments
Cows, coffee and rock 'n roll were some of what we saw at Light Reading's big annual conference.
SES Banks on World Cup for 4K Kick
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Global satellite operator extends 4K TV reach to Latin America in time for next month's World Cup action as it continues to sign up US pay-TV providers for UHD.
Tackling the Fiber & CEM Gaps
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise chief Phil Meeks spells out how his cable unit is addressing the connectivity and customer experience needs of businesses.
Verizon's Fixed 5G: A Cable Alternative Is Coming!
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  8 comments
New video from the operator shows off millimeter wave performance.
FCC: Put a Price on Unlicensed Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2018  |  1 comment
Spectrum means money. Even the unlicensed kind.
WiCipedia: Pink Tax & Zuckerberg's Power of Three Rule
WiCipedia  | 
5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: VMware and Stanford collab; just hire more women already; Randi Zuckerberg's new book; and more.
BCE 2018 Keynote: Spectrum Enterprise's Phil Meeks
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Phil Meeks, executive VP and president at Spectrum Enterprise, examines the business impact of a greater awareness of, and focus on, client experience.
Vanquished in Video, Verizon Admits OTT Defeat
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2018  |  4 comments
After several years of failing to launch an IPTV service, Verizon now says it will partner with another OTT provider.
Time for an Edge Computing Reckoning
MariNation  | 
5/23/2018  |  Post a comment
There's still a lot of ambivalence from operators around edge computing, and the killer app for many of them is anything that helps deliver more bits for less money.
Here Comes DOCSIS 4.0
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2018  |  4 comments
In a BCE fireside chat, Cox's Jeff Finkelstein lays out his idea for a next-gen DOCSIS spec beyond Full Duplex that could enable symmetrical broadband speeds as high as 30 Gbit/s or even 60 Gbit/s over cable's HFC networks.
Eurobites: HMD Global Dials Up $100M for Nokia-Branded Phones Expansion
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5/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica improves content experience for roamers; state of French telecom revealed; Swisscom leans on Huawei for IP core; UK government cool with Comcast/Sky merger proposal.
Comcast, Hippo Offer Home Insurance With IoT-Powered Savings
News Analysis  | 
5/22/2018  |  2 comments
2010 called. It wants its business model back.
Eurobites: Could BT Sell Its Mobile Masts to Fund FTTP?
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE goes with Ericsson for subscriber analytics; EU measures digital progress; Sky opens innovation center for research into virtual reality and more.
Has AT&T Inked a Deal With Google for TV?
MariNation  | 
5/18/2018  |  15 comments
And if so, what does a devil's bargain with Android TV mean?
Spectrum Enterprise EVP Asks Industry to Fill Fiber & Feedback Gaps
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise chief urges other telecom service providers to follow company's lead and extend more fiber lines to businesses and consumers.
WiCipedia: Moms at Work, Ageism in Tech & Girls in Boys' Clubs
WiCipedia  | 
5/18/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Announcing our three Leading Lights Awards winners; celebrating moms at work; men-only clubs think again; and more.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Sets Out Broadband Targets
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Zuck to face Eurocrats over data privacy shenanigans; MTS claims LAA breakthrough; ADVA's encryption wins.
Senate Vote Says Net Neutrality Can Stay Around a Little Longer
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2018  |  1 comment
Take the wins where you can get 'em.
The Inner Digital Transformation World in Nice
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/16/2018  |  4 comments
What's it all for? Why are we here? What's the French for 'ennui'? Oh, I nearly forgot: Here's the much-anticipated recap of the TM Forum event on the French Riviera.
Eurobites: Telefónica Journeys Further Into the Cloud With AWS
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson deploys machine learning for SoftBank; Italtel plays part in network automation; Elisa seeks AI-powered light-bulb moment.
Vodafone Prioritizes Automation as Efficiency Bolsters Margins
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2018  |  3 comments
UK-based operator prioritizes automation as CEO Colao quits.
Leading Lights 2018: The Winners
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2018  |  4 comments
Find out which companies have landed the 2018 Leading Lights Awards.
Announcing...WiC's 2018 Leading Lights Winners
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Congratulations to AT&T's Anne Chow, CableLab's Dr. Jennifer Andreoli-Fang and Movandi's Maryam Rofougaran, our 2018 WiC Leading Lights winners.
AT&T, San Jose Sew Up Model Small Cell Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Enemies no more.
Eurobites: Telcos Offering Less Than Zero-Touch Service, Says Ericsson Report
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5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: speculation over possible BT sale prep; VEON, Vodacom report; Virgin and TalkTalk joining forces?
Who's Doing What With VR
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
In a special NAB breakdast workshop, experts discuss what's happening in the emerging VR video market, what type of content works and what doesn't.
Making Sense of Content Overload
Column  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The time is ripe for communications and media providers to use their scale and customer data to deliver a truly personalized experience to viewers.
DT to Lay Out Conditions for All-Fiber Splurge
News Analysis  | 
5/14/2018  |  Post a comment
German operator will present the investment criteria for a much bigger rollout of all-fiber networks later this month.
Trump Tweets on ZTE… & Gives the Chinese Vendor a Lifeline!
News Analysis  | 
5/13/2018  |  5 comments
US President cites loss of Chinese jobs as key reason for a reprieve... but US jobs were at risk too.
Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The shortlist for the Outstanding Digital Enablement Vendor category features ten impressive contenders.
AT&T CEO Apologizes for Cohen Kerfuffle
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2018  |  6 comments
AT&T calls the Cohen association a 'mistake' as its head lobbyist resigns.
Tivo's Done With Hardware
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Dry those tears.
WiCipedia: Beyond Brotopia, Huggle's All-Female Team & Diversity Ratings
WiCipedia  | 
5/11/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: What's beyond Brotopia?; blockchain diversity is a priority; all-female teams; and more.
Altice USA Rolls Out Uber Set-Tops
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Altice USA deploys first 100,000 home entertainment hubs in NYC metro area and plans to launch box in former Suddenlink territories throughout the spring and summer.
FCC Nixes Net Neutrality Rules on June 11
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2018  |  3 comments
Meanwhile, advocates in the Senate continue waging a public fight to keep net neutrality rules in place.
Disney Digs Deeper Into Hulu Hole
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Or is it a Foxhole?
Liberty Stages European Retreat
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2018  |  4 comments
On their Q1 earnings call, Liberty Global officials explain their rationale for selling off German, Czech, Hungarian and Romanian cable assets to Vodafone.
DT CEO to Fight Vodafone-Liberty Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
German operator's boss slams Vodafone's takeover deal with Liberty as anticompetitive and indicates he will put up a fight.
AT&T Confirms Payments to Trump Lawyer's Shell Company
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2018  |  19 comments
AT&T says that it was looking for 'insights' into the then-new Trump administration.
WiC Leading Lights 2018 Finalists: Female Tech Pioneer of the Year
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.
Vodafone Pounces on Liberty Cable Assets in €18.4B Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Takeover would threaten Deutsche Telekom's fixed-line dominance in Germany and make Vodafone a much stronger force in other eastern European markets.
Eurobites: Most EU States Still Not Ready for GDPR
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media revenue up, but its Welsh workers aren't smiling; Telecom Italia hasn't heard the bad news; Openet and MDS do a deal.
Dish Network Slings Up More Losses
News Analysis  | 
5/9/2018  |  3 comments
Dish Network reports more overall pay-TV subscriber losses in the first quarter despite continued gains by its OTT skinny-bundle service, Sling TV.
Telco Foe, New York AG Resigns
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Allegations of physical assault led New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman to resign Monday night.
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