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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/6/2019
Even though most major North American cable operators have now rolled out DOCSIS 3.1 to most, if not all, of their regions, the gigabit-enabling broadband spec is still viewed as the ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/8/2019
Mutable Founder & CEO Antonio Pellegrino explains how his New York startup aims to team with cable operators and other service providers to offer edge computing apps to customers.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/1/2019
Blitzz CEO Rama Sreenivasan explains how his startup uses AI and augmented reality to help cable technicians resolve customer service problems in the field.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/29/2019
Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss shares highlights of his firm's fresh research about the cable industry's growing forays into network automation.
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 3/22/2019
When cities aim to get smarter, improving connectivity isn't necessarily the first thing on their list of priorities. Likewise, when carriers aim to make cities smarter, helping ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/21/2019
DENVER -- CNG2019 -- Cable operators will continue to invest in network capacity in the years to come, but spending levels on access infrastructure are expected to be somewhat sporadic as ...
By Phil Harvey, US Bureau Chief, 3/15/2019
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner join Phil Harvey for a round of drinks and a chat after the opening day of CNG2019 in Denver. The "bomb cyclone" did its worst, but it couldn't stop us from debating 10G vs. 5G and the future of cable video services.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/15/2019
DENVER -- CNG2019 -- The pay-TV model doesn't need small tweaks and fixes. The whole thing needs to be overhauled, from the way that programming is packaged, to the adoption of cheaper ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/13/2019
DENVER -- CNG2019 -- The cable industry unfurled "10G" as the brand that represents the industry's goal to deliver symmetrical 10 Gbit/s speeds in the months and years to come, but cable ...
By Jaimie Lenderman, Senior Analyst, Ovum, 3/4/2019
More than 60% of residential broadband subscribers in the US received their services via cable modems by the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to Ovum research. With increased ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/26/2019
ATLANTA -- National Cable Television Cooperative's Winter Education Conference -- Unlike major US MSOs such as Comcast, Charter Communications, Cox Communications and Altice USA, small ...
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Big 5G Event Panel: Maximizing 5G ROI – The Business Case for 5G

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Verizon's Nicki Palmer, AT&T's Igor Glubochansky, C Spire's Craig Sparks, Cincinnati Bell's Tom Simpson and CTIA's Tom Sawanobori join Light Reading's Mike Dano to discuss how 5G will really pay off for carriers.
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Optical's Shifting Sands

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The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
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CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge

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DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- Much of the 5G conversation is dominated by mobile network operators, but CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a "great time to be wireline." CenturyLink is having key conversations with mobile network operators about their RAN and how to connect their antennas with CenturyLink's fiber network. In addition, McBride describes the ...
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MetTel's Silber: 5G Transforms Business Models

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MetTel's Max Silber, the carrier's vice president of mobility, says 5G transforms business for both MetTel and its enterprise customers. 5G will help MetTel meet its enterprise customers' agility demands. "We're in a click-to-buy generation -- everyone wants instant gratification," Silber says. And 5G will give enterprises the opportunity to become more agile as ...
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Sprint's Mishka Dehghan

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Mishka Dehghan is vice president of 5G development for Sprint Business, and she talked about the future that we can enable with 5G at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
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Why Telcos Need AI & Automation in 5G Networks

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Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw gives an overview of a session he chaired at the Big 5G Event earlier this month, where network operators discussed their evolving network needs. The discussions he recaps touched on network planning challenges, civil engineering and how closed-loop automation will push 5G networks forward.
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Securing 5G Networks: Control Plane Evolution

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The rollout of 5G services changes so much about the network so quickly that it's a challenge to stay on top of how service providers are responding to the challenges and how their 5G managed security service plans are taking shape. In this interview, NetNumber's Jee Alkebsi and Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges discuss the recent 5G Security Market Leadership Study ...
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How to Tackle the Three Dimensions of 5G Mobile Transport

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5G is a game changer for mobile operators with major challenges in three dimensions – operational, technical and commercial. The mobile transport network must evolve to address these challenges. New capabilities in microwave, fronthaul and cell site routing are required to enable new use cases with edge computing, new network architectures like ERAN and CRAN, ...
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5G Man Goes OTT

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5G man is always desperate to help... but his help isn't always needed.
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MetTel's Fox: Enterprises Need to Find Business Case for 5G

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Many initial 5G deployments will be private networks on enterprise premises, and service providers will need to accommodate those needs, says MetTel CTO Ed Fox in conversation with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner. Also, Fox talks about how MetTel is going big on network functions virtualization (NFV).
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Transitioning to 5G Transport With Fujitsu

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Operators are facing diverse challenges as they transition from 4G LTE to 5G networks Open architectures and standards will ease this mobile technology evolution. Fujitsu has developed the Smart xHaul solution for WDM-based fronthaul, midhaul and backhaul transport in 4G C-RAN and new 5G networks. To manage new high-bandwidth, low-latency use cases, this open ...
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The Importance of Hardware to 5G

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At the Big 5G Event in Denver, Gilles Garcia, EMEA comms business lead director at chip specialist Xilinx, suggests the hardware platforms needed to underpin 5G rollouts are being overshadowed by excitement over software developments.