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Content posted in March 2017
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Will YouTube TV Hit OTT Sweet Spot?
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/1/2017  |  3 comments
Google unit spells out plans to launch its own OTT skinny bundle service for $35 a month but will face stiff competition in an increasingly crowded market.
All-Cloud Networks: Enabling Telco Business Success in the Cloud Era
News from Huawei  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's end-to-end All-Cloud network, introduced at Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC17), demonstrates how telecom operators can evolve their networks to innovate and grow in the digital era.
All-Optical Switching Supports Full Mesh Backbone Networks to Achieve One-Hop Transmission Between DCs
News from Huawei  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Huawei's OXC all-optical switching solution has large-capacity switching and multi-degree optical-layer grooming capabilities, which can better meet requirements on full mesh connections on backbone networks.
Ericsson's CTO on 4G Innovation
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/1/2017  |  1 comment
At MWC 2017 Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson talks about the ongoing innovation in hardware and software that can enable Gigabit LTE as operators prepare for 5G.
Cable Ops Prep for Next-Gen Push
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
In a new study by SNL Kagan, more than 60% of cable operators plan to start virtualizing and distributing parts of their access networks over the next few years.
Amdocs CMO: We're Gonna Mint It in MANO
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Amdocs is very bullish about its revenue prospects from a productized version of the recently created open source management and orchestration (MANO) system ONAP.
OrbTV: Tata Goes Global for IoT
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Anthony Bartolo of Tata Communications explains how his company is seeking to meet the need for global connectivity in the IoT space.
OrbTV: Wireless Broadband Alliance Shares Its Smart City Vision
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Shrikant Shenwai, CEO of the Wireless Broadband Alliance, explains how the Wireless Broadband Alliance is helping to shape the connectivity that will underpin tomorrow's smart cities.
Eurobites: Ericsson Brings 3G to Tanzania's Unconnected Millions
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT and T-Systems get closer; UK government trumpets new digital strategy; ARM has M&A ambitions.
VimpelCom to Pioneer 'Multivendor' NFV; Downbeat on 5G
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Emerging markets player wants to be at the forefront of developments in SDN and NFV but dismisses 5G talk as 'hype.'
OrbTV: Boingo's CTO on the Need for Convergence
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Derek Peterson, CTO of Boingo, talks about the convergence manifesto that was released just prior to MWC 2017.
This Is the New Fios TV From Verizon
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  3 comments
Timing is still unclear, but Verizon has quietly revealed how its current Fios TV service will transition to all-IPTV.
OrbTV: Delving Into Tele2's IoT Strategy
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Rami Avidan, managing director of IoT at pan-European operator Tele2 talks to Light Reading's Editor-in-Chief Ray Le Maistre and NetScout CMO Jim McNiel.
VMware Wants to Lead CSPs to Enterprise Cloud
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Deploying NFV and IoT tools to help service providers deploy new revenue streams.
Name That Acronym
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/1/2017  |  6 comments
From AT&T to ZTE, we hit the show floor at MWC to see how well attendees know their industry acronyms.
AWS S3 Goes Down, Internet Snow Day Declared
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  5 comments
Eleven-hour outage hits S3 Storage, used by nearly 150,000 websites.
The Social Network: An Update on Facebook’s Telecom Infra Project
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Liz Coyne interviews Jay Parikh, Facebook's Head of Engineering and Infrastructure, about the Telecom Infra Project, an initiative to reimagine the traditional approach to building and deploying telecom network infrastructure.
VMware Makes Major MWC Splash
News Analysis  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Virtualization giant seeking broader role as strategic partner to telecom industry on multiple fronts.
CEO Chat With Cisco's Chuck Robbins
Between the CEOs  | 
3/1/2017  |  Post a comment
By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet. In this MWC 2017 interview with Light Reading Founder and CEO Steve Saunders, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins provides an update on his company's vision, the exponential growth of the Jasper IoT network and service providers' disillusionment with virtualization technologies.
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