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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/9/2018
Liberty Global's director of Strategy Roadmap & Innovation, Chris Aspell, explains how the cable giant's network will evolve to a more cloud-based architecture in the coming years.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/9/2018
LR's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick explains how Europe and North America are not in sync when it comes to DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) developments and looks at how 5G is shaping MSO mindsets.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/8/2018
Midia Research's Paolo Pescatore talks about the advent of cloud TV services and assesses the impact of 5G's arrival on the cable operator community. And drinks beer.
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-Chief, 11/8/2018
Vodafone's group head of fixed development, Nuno Sanches, explains how the operator has adopted an OTT, cloud-based approach to its TV services strategy.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/7/2018
LONDON -- Cable Next-Gen Europe -- Vodafone is banking on the cloud and an OTT approach to pay-TV, and believes that this strategy will pay off handsomely as it looks to deliver a new, ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/7/2018
Light Reading cable guru Jeff Baumgartner highlights some of the key takeaways from the inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe, noting how the region's operators are taking different routes with their network strategies and digging into the impact that 5G will have on the sector.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/6/2018
LONDON -- Cable Next-Gen Europe -- The delivery of gigabit speeds no longer stops at the customer's front door. Consumers increasingly expect their ISPs to package in -- or make optional ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/5/2018
LONDON -- The cable operator landscape in Europe is far more diverse than it is in the more consolidated US market, but there's still a common need for those service providers to prepare ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
While Liberty Global has hogged much of the spotlight with its next-gen Horizon video platform, another major European cable and broadband provider is much more quietly rolling out an ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/12/2018
After years of focusing mainly on new HFC access technologies, cable's greatest technical minds are seriously reaching for the cloud these days.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/10/2018
In case you haven't noticed, cable operators just can't get their hands on enough fiber strands these days.
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Nan Chen Reveals Secret to MEF's Staying Power

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MEF President Nan Chen, also its founder, says the organization's staying power is based on an early decision to focus on defining services and not how they are transported. That translated into enabling revenues, developing certifications and later into its push into orchestration, all of which are carrying the organization forward. Oh, and he mentions supersonic ...
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The Future Could Be Bright for 5G Operators – Northstream CEO

11|21|18   |   06:38   |   (0) comments


Bengt Nordström, CEO and co-founder at industry consultancy Northstream, shares his views on the 5G business case for mobile operators but he warns that expectations need to be tempered.
LRTV Interviews
Comcast Business: Taking New Angles

11|21|18   |   06:12   |   (0) comments


Cable's business services are still growing, but MSOs aren't standing pat as they pursue new areas and lines of business. Jeff Lewis, who handles virtualization and data products at Comcast Business, discusses how his division is homing in on these new opportunities, including an update on the company's SD-WAN product and the concept of a "branch-in-a-box," ...
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Is 5G Really 'Now' in Europe?

11|20|18   |   04:03   |   (0) comments


If 'now' means it's almost with us, then yes.
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The Future of Cable Business Services: Covering the Bases

11|20|18   |   05:11   |   (0) comments


After getting some baseball news out of the way, Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner sum up their findings and observations from the recent 'The Future of Cable Business Services' event in NYC. A major focus of the event was how cable operators are trying to expand their presence in the lucrative business services sector and what tactics and ...
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Decentralized Internet Infrastructure (DII)

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The trust infrastructures that web-based services rely on are centralized and contain vulnerabilities and may bring threats to the Internet itself. Light Reading talks to representatives from Huawei and the ITU, who described the architecture of a Decentralized Internet Infrastructure (DII), which comprises an underlying blockchain layer, an Internet name space ...
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MEF SVP Dan Pitt: We're Ready for 5G

11|20|18   |   04:02   |   (0) comments


MEF is already at work on 5G transport constructs, and its service enablement capabilities will also help in both fixed and mobile environments, says Dan Pitt, MEF senior vice president. That support will include enabling network-agnostic MEF services over 5G endpoints and contribution of MEF constructs for transport capabilities, service interfaces and ...
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Africa, Italia, UK & US

11|20|18   |   31:04   |   (0) comments


A globetrotting podcast this week features Ray from Light Reading as Scott's only conversational partner, but since he equates to at least two regular pundits that's fine. They discuss the recent AfricaCom event in Cape Town, before moving onto the latest corporate shenanigans at Telecom Italia, which unhelpfully developed further between the recording and ...
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Cisco Renews Service Provider Focus at Partner Summit 2018

11|20|18   |   05:10   |   (0) comments


Light Reading's Mitch Wagner filed this report from Las Vegas, where he spoke to enterprise partners, telco CTOs and Cisco executives about the emergence of IoT, AI and 5G -- and how those technologies are reshaping networking. Wagner was covering Cisco's Partner Summit 2018, held at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas on November 13 - 15.
LRTV Custom TV
Casa Systems at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo

11|19|18   |   06:55   |   (0) comments


At SCTE 2018, Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner spoke with Casa Systems VP of Global Marketing Paul Hanna about DAA, virtualization and convergence.
LRTV Interviews
Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch

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Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says Erin Dunne, director of research services for Vertical Systems Group. Getting there today requires weeks or months of network engineering upfront, and many network operators might not have staff prepared to do that. On a brighter note, MEF 3.0 standards ...
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Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN

11|16|18   |   05:31   |   (0) comments


Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service ...