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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 7/22/2019
If you thought that the new Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 spec offered the only way for cable operators to offer symmetrical 10-Gig speeds to subscribers, then think again.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/7/2019
COLOGNE -- ANGA COM 2019 -- Despite great expectations for 2019, the cable industry's long-pending rollout of Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) shows little sign of taking off this ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/6/2019
COLOGNE -- ANGA COM 2019 -- Forget all the fuss about cable's 10G initiative, even though the industry hasn't even begun to roll out 10-Gig broadband speeds yet. Some top cable ...
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 ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Three, Samsung & Sprint/T-Mobile

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In Scott's absence Jamie hosts the pod this week, with him and Iain staying out of the pub just long enough to host special guest Dan Warren from Samsung. They start by discussing Three UK's 5G FWA initiative, move on to the latest developments at Samsung and conclude with another update on the interminable Sprint/T-Mobile US merger.

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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Smartphones, Industry Crisis & Africa

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Special guest Paula Gilbert, editor of Connecting Africa, joins Iain and Scott for this pod. They start with a look at the latest smartphone shipment numbers, then move on to ask if the telecoms industry is in crisis and conclude with a discussion of the African market. Download the audio on Soundcloud
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TM Forum on Telecom's AI Trends

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Aaron Boasman-Patel, the TM Forum's VP of AI, Customer Experience and Data, talks about the real-world uses of AI in the telecom sector.
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Is This the End for 5G Man?

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'I thought the grocery store was this way...'
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Ovum's Barton on 5G's Consumer Appeal

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Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks about some of key findings from his new report, '5G: Key Opportunities and Challenges in Consumer and Entertainment,' which looks at what 5G promises, and what it will deliver, during the next five years.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Robots Are Coming!

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This week's podcast is all about AI as Scott and Iain are joined by Aaron Boasman-Patel of the TM Forum. The trio explore the possibilities for AI in the telco industry as well as the ethical development of the buzziest of buzzwords.

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5G Man Meets His Nemesis

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5G Man finds an unwelcome guest in his apartment...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: What Is Digital Transformation?

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We welcome special guest Jennifer Kyriakakis from digital commerce software vendor Matrixx this week, so Scott and Jamie spend the whole hour trying to work out what the hell 'digital' actually means in the telecoms environment. The three of them discuss best practice, why digital transformation is important and who, if anyone, is doing it well.

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Family Friction for 5G Man

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5G Man doesn't always get along with his father... the irascible 4G Man.
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QCT Pushes Customization With Flexibility for Various 5G Deployments

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QCT's line of servers and switches are operational-ready for 5G and beyond, accelerating the deployment options for both indoor and outdoor.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Vodafone 5G, Xi vs Trump & Apple Innovation

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This week's episode starts with a review of Vodafone's big UK 5G launch event, which both Jamie and Iain attended and which revealed a novel approach to phone tariffs. They move on to the ongoing spat between the leaders of China and the US that is causing Huawei so much trouble and conclude by asking whether Apple has lost the art of ...
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Orange Spain Tackles Optical Network Challenges With 200G/400G & AI Technologies

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Manuel Sanchez Malagon, Network Planning Director & Head of the 5G Program for Orange Spain, talks about the challenges they are facing in their optical networks and their successes using 200G/400G and AI Technologies.