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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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    SAP on New Telco Revenue Streams

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    At Ovum's recent Digital Futures event in London, Stephan Gatien, general manager for telecommunications business at SAP, discusses some of the prime focus areas for telecom operators that are driving new revenues 'beyond connectivity.'
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    Journey to the Infinite Network

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    The journey to the infinite network is what B.Yond's CEO, Ned Taleb, calls the move towards edge compute technologies. As new applications in verticals like health IT, connected vehicles and Industrial IoT become more prevalent in our society, low latency becomes a necessity and that will be realized through edge compute technologies and edge compute networks. ...
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    What Role Will Gigagbit LTE & LTE Advanced Pro Play in the 5G World?

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    Durga Malladi, SVP of Engineering from Qualcomm, discusses how Gigabit LTE, LTE IoT and C-V2X technologies fit into our 5G vision. He also goes into the details of how we are achieving Gigabit LTE, its evolution path, and how it will complement early 5G NR deployments for enhanced mobile broadband.
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    How Cisco Works With UK Startups

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    At Ovum's Digital Futures conference, Scot Gardner, CEO of Cisco UK & Ireland, explains how the networking giant is working with UK scale-ups.
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    Open Radisys: Making Open Telecom Solutions a Reality

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    Radisys President and CEO Brian Bronson shares how Radisys is enabling communications service providers to drive disruption with open telecom solutions.
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    Flirting With Automation

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    Automated back office operations is becoming a hot topic amongst major operators, including many of those at the recent Operations Transformation Forum in Hong Kong.
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    The Telecoms.com Podcast: The Light Reading Sandwich

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    In the absence of Jamie, Scott becomes the filling in a Light Reading sandwich as he's outnumbered by Ray and Iain. The three discuss long overdue big investments in fiber from the likes of Vodafone and Verizon, and why they matter. Talking about big investments, they move on to the exceptional sum Apple wants for its latest shiny thing and to what extent it's ...
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    Why the Cloud Will Be Distributed

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    At Ovum's Digital Futures event in London, Marcus Weldon, corporate CTO at Nokia and president of Nokia Bell Labs, explains why, in order to enable the bandwidth-hungry and low latency-demanding services of the future, a distributed cloud architecture will be essential.
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    MWC Americas – Day 2 Recap

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    It's Day 2 and we are still at our janky San Fran hotel and reporting to you everything you'd want to know about MWC Americas!
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    Smarter Thinking for the Digital Economy

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    Informa CEO Stephen Carter, who has extensive experience in the communications sector, discusses some of the key takeaways from the recent Ovum Digital Futures conference, where he chaired a panel session titled 'Investing in the Age of the Smarter Customer.'
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    Sprint COO on Massive MIMO Deployment: 'You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet'

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    Sprint COO of Technology Guenther Ottendorfer and Ericsson Head of Network Infrastructure Nishant Batra share details of the first US trial of massive MIMO in downtown Seattle. The execs tell Light Reading, in a video produced in partnership with AppMedia, how Ericsson's massive MIMO antennas will increase capacity in Sprint's network where its customers need it ...
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    AT&T's CTO on Edge Compute & the Power of Low Latency

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    The power of latency will be "the next new thing" to change the landscape of mobility, according to AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch. The carrier sees edge compute on 5G as the vehicle for NFV and automation and, importantly, its ability to monetize new services like AR/VR, connected cars and more. In a wide-ranging interview, produced in partnership with AppMedia, Fuetsch ...