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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/14/2016
The City of Atlanta will wrap up three Requests for Information (RFI) next week, including queries on a planned municipal fiber build, a new WiFi deployment and a smart city project that ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/18/2016
It's sometimes hard to see the method in the madness of local government, but a renaissance in city planning is creating shape around strategies that municipal governments are using to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/5/2016
The push to deploy fiber in the local loop is accelerating, given all the gaga over gigabit, but network operators are still facing definite and sometimes difficult choices about when to ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/4/2016
Just in case you missed the formal announcement late last month, Light Reading and NCTC have struck a deal to create and market multimedia content for smaller and independent cable ...
By Light Reading, 4/15/2016
Venessa Harrison, president of North Carolina for AT&T, tells how the company will expand its GigaPower service beyond the seven N.C. cities it already serves.

  • This blog, sponsored by AT&T, is the second part of a ten-part series examining next-generation broadband technologies titled "Behind the Speeds."
  • By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/14/2016
    Eddy Barker, assistant VP of technical design & architecture for AT&T, outlines his company's intent to use new G.fast standard as well as next-gen PON to deliver gigabit service.
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    By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/13/2016
    Matt Hayes, executive director of access engineering for Cox Communications, outlines Cox's plans to use both GPON over fiber and DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC to deliver 1-Gig speeds.
    By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/13/2016
    MCNC President & CEO Jean Davis explains her group's quest to wire all of North Carolina with dark fiber for gigabit service, especially the state's rural and outlying areas.
    By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/12/2016
    Gigi Sohn, counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlines the Commission's priorities for the next ten months and talks about the interplay between public and private broadband investment at Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte, N.C.
    By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/12/2016
    The city of Charlotte, N.C., is in the enviable position of having both AT&T and Google Fiber competing to provide gigabit services to residents in the region. CIO Jeff Stovall talks about the benefits of gigabit broadband, but also what else is needed to make sure gigabit services deliver economic and social benefit.
    By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/8/2016
    Welcome to a very special episode (er, edition) of Gigabites. This week, EPB lays out its 100-Gig roadmap, schools study their options for gigabit applications, Santa Cruz preps for ...
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    Telstra's Programmable Network Sidesteps a Slippery Slope

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    Telstra's Jim Fagan explains how service providers can apply lessons learned about automation in the cloud to delivering more automation in their networks.
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    Hollywood Producer Talks Cosby, Caution & Cable

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    Executive Producer Janet Leahy shares her story with WiC, offers advice for the cable industry to better support women and gives us a sneak preview of what she's working on next.
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    The Telecoms.com Podcast: Come Together?

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    Jamie and Scott are joined by Iain from Light Reading this week and they start by discussing the pros and cons of becoming a communications-slash-content provider. Is convergence a sound business strategy or is it better to just stick with what your company does best?

    Next up: Why Chinese vendors are getting a hard time from Western authorities, with ZTE ...

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    The Necessity for Operators to Be Digitally Relevant

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    This video highlights what operators have to do with their network transformation strategy if they want to take on a greater role in the digital services market, especially to get ready for future of 5G enabled services such as smart cities, eMBB, uRLLC, VR, IoT and similar applications. It also advises on the challenges in migrating to the cloud-based networks as ...
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    Adoption of DNOP by Operators

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    New network operations strategy by operators need to integrate Digital Network Operation Platform (DNOP) style architecture for their new network infrastructure that supports agility, on-demand, automation and customer-oriented experience in digital services. The Huawei's Network Cloud Engine (NCE) embraces a multilayer WAN SDN platform envisioned in the DNOP, ...
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    Future Network With Built-In Security

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    At MWC 2018, Rohit Mehra, IDC's vice president of Network Infrastructure, shares his opinions on software-defined security (SDSec). Mehra believes that a proactive, closed-loop and automation solution can help solve the security challenges in SDN/ NFV networks.
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    7Sense CEO on NB-IoT & Its Application in Agricultural Business

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    Max Tangen, CEO of 7Sense Products, was interviewed by Iain Morris, international editor of Light Reading, on how Huawei's NB-IoT technologies enabled its agricultural operations.
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    Verizon on Drag & Drop Automation

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    DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- Srilakshmi Valisammagari, senior technologist & strategist - SDN/NFV Innovations for Verizon, addresses the operators' efforts to deliver automation to enterprise customers via Verizon Service Designer. Valisammagari says Verizon Service Designer simplifies the process flow -- from service design to implementation to provisioning ...
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    Why Sky TV Digs Virtual Reality

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    Sky TV's Richard Mills explains how the British satellite operator is scoring with VR sports, dramas, highlights shows and other short-form programming.
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    Video Experience Crowdfunding Promotes the Rapid Development of China Unicom

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    China Unicom shares successful experience in mobile video experience management.
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    PCCW's Hughes: Intent-Based Networking Puts the Customer in Control

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    DALLAS -- Automation Everywhere -- David Hughes, VP of IP Engineering at PCCW Global, explains how intent-based networking simplifies network provisioning and "puts the customer in control of the provisioning process." Hughes addresses PCCW's own efforts to implement intent-based networking and looks at how the technology will affect service delivery for customers ...
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    Versa Networks on SD-WAN's Impact to Service Providers

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    Kelly Ahuja, President and CEO of Versa Networks, discusses Versa's latest developments over the past year, how technologies such as SD-WAN impact the service provider's business model and market, and if these innovations are taking away opportunities and revenue from them.