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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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    The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, UIs & WTF

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    Another special episode this week as Scott and Wei visit the Ovum Digital Futures summit and are joined by analyst Ed Barton. They have the bright idea of starting the recording outside, which not only results in a regrettable amount of wind noise but also tiresome bureaucratic interference (after ten minutes), both of which are resolved by a move inside. In ...
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    MWCA 2018: Nokia Booth Tour

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    We took a quick walk around the Nokia stand at Mobile World Congress Americas earlier this month and enjoyed some virtual reality pitches, lessons in network demand forecasting and a discussion of decomposing network functions (I think).
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    Wirelessly Connected Cars Could Lead to Safer Roads

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    Qualcomm, Panasonic and Ford recently demonstrated 'cellular vehicle-to-everything' or C-V2X, which allows vehicles to remain in real-time communication with their environment. Some say this technology has the potential to reduce motor vehicles accidents by 80%. The recent demo was hosted at Panasonic's smart city in Denver, Colorado, where the stakes for ...
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    Synchronoss CEO Glenn Lurie: Delivering the New Mobile OS

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    Glenn Lurie, CEO of software platform provider Synchronoss Technologies, has his work cut out for him. He's helping carriers navigate several possible growth opportunities, like IoT, messaging and personal cloud services. Check out this interview where Lurie discusses the company's newest partnership with AT&T and new proof-of-concept with a blockchain-based ...
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    Open Radisys – Driving Disruption for the Global Telecom Industry

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    Brian Bronson, Radisys president and CEO, and Gabriel Brown, principal analyst at Heavy Reading, meet at MWC Americas to discuss the pending acquisition of Radisys by Reliance Industries and how it enables Radisys to accelerate its strategy to help global operators to disrupt their networks. Brian also discusses the future direction of disaggregated Open RAN and ...
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    Affirmed: Becoming The Industry's First 'Mobile Core as a Service'

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    Affirmed Networks' VP of Strategic Alliances and Systems Engineering, Amit Tiwari, talks to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about the availability of Affirmed's vEPC on AWS – the industry's first 'Mobile Core as a Service' – and how it represents a game-changer for mobile network operators and the industry.
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    Taking 5G Indoors

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    Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown talks to Luigi Tarlazzi of Commscope about how to take 5G indoors with dedicated in-building small cell networks.
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    Sprint's Ron Marquardt: Massive MIMO & Sprint's 5G Advantage

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    As Sprint upgrades its network to handle more capacity for LTE, it is deploying massive MIMO antennas that provide the carrier a software-upgradable path to 5G services. Sprint's VP of Technology Ron Marquardt fills us in on the very latest, including a bit about why Sprint can use normal form-factor handsets for its network when 5G arrives.
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    Boingo Wireless CTO: Better Capacity Leads to Better Services

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    Heavy Reading's Gabe Brown and Boingo Wireless CTO Derek Peterson discuss Boingo's view of CBRS spectrum and why the opportunities are great because a whole ecosystem of companies can participate in shared spectrum offerings. He also discusses some augmentation use cases for 5G coming up soon.
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    Qualcomm Is Mobilizing Millimeter Wave

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    Qualcomm's SVP of Engineering, Alejandro Holcman, discusses how the company is actively overcoming the challenges of using millimeter waves to connect mobile users with cellular basestations, a big step in deploying commercial 5G services in the next few months. He said we will definitely see this technology in smartphones by the first half of 2019 and that ...
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    The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, IoT & Apple iPhone

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    The pod has a special guest this week in the form of telecoms consultant William Webb, who joins Scott along with the no-less special Iain Morris of Light Reading. They start by noting that, even by recent standards, the 5G hype reached hysterical levels in the build-up to MWC Americas. They move on to IoT and contemplate whether operators are even capable of ...
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    How TIM's O&M Strategy Impacts Its Digital Transformation Program

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    At Huawei's OTF 2018 event, Paolo Chiozza, Assurance Senior Director of Wholesale Operations at TIM (Telecom Italia), talks about network operations and maintenance (O&M) trends and how the operator's O&M strategy plays a key role in its digital transformation program.