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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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    Cisco's John Chapman: DOCSIS Will Never Die

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    The "father of DOCSIS," Cisco Fellow and Cable CTO John Chapman, discusses the evolution of the cable plant and DOCSIS for scaling to meet the needs of the future. He also outlines the essential steps cable operators should be pursuing now, and how their networks are uniquely positioned and be used enabling the next generation of 5G mobile network services.
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    Radcom CEO Discusses 5G Assurance at MWC19

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    In this video Radcom's CEO, Yaron Ravkaie, discusses Radcom's continuing strategy in supporting operators in their transition to NFV and 5G, taking an on-demand approach to network monitoring and helping operators differentiate themselves through delivering superior customer experience.
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    Financial Inclusion to Financial Enrichment – 'Provide Customers a Hyper-Personalized Experience'

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    The global communications space is fast transitioning from the mobile to mobility to digital. The impetus on players in the global payments space, therefore, is no longer merely ensuring financial inclusion but financial enrichment as well. Digital banking has, therefore, come to the forefront in this regard. New age digital platforms are certainly making their ...
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    Rearchitecting Intelligent Communications – 'Omni-Channel Communication Is Imperative Today'

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    The data and messaging industries are witnessing significant disruption. In this complex environment, operators must work towards transitioning from functioning as bulk SMS providers to offering omni-channel platforms for the enterprise engagement. Deshbandhu Bansal, assistant vice president of messaging and broadband solutions at Comviva, highlights why operators ...
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    LotusFlare: Awesome Digital Experiences to Drive Growth

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    With a founding team coming from Facebook and other Internet companies, LotusFlare bridges telecom operators with best practices from the Internet domain: modern IT systems, better digital customer experiences, and increased margins. We are backed by Google Ventures, Social Capital and headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices all over the world. Our customers ...
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    Telstra US Plans to Bridge the Gap Between East & West

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    Australian carrier Telstra appointed Nicholas Collins as its first US CEO in September 2018. His mission is laser-focused: help US companies succeed in the Asian market. With more than six years of experience in Hong Kong and Singapore, Collins is well-suited to bridge the gap between East and West. (Telstra's thousands of miles of trans-Pacific subsea cable may ...
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    5G4REAL: Israel Prepped for 5G With Next-Gen Apps

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    As a country known for innovation, Israel exhibited several exciting applications for a 5G future at MWC 2019, including a communications protocol that uses soundwaves, a new type of IoT sensor and augmented reality glasses for cyclists.
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    Podcast: The 10G Hype Freezes Over at CNG2019

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    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, also, how the cable providers are now talking about including and integrating Internet streaming services, like ...
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    Samsung Networks: 5G End-to-End Solutions at MWC19

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    From smaller radio units to 5G smartphones to AI-powered network management, Samsung is at the forefront of the 5G rollout in the US and South Korea. In this video, Ovum Analyst Daryl Schoolar catches up with Alok Shah, vice president of strategy and business development at Samsung Electronics America, to learn more about some of the recent technology and ...
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    NETSCOUT Shares Service Providers' Main Challenges at Mobile World Congress

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    Watch Richard Fulwiler, chief solutions architect at NETSCOUT, as he discusses the main challenges that service providers shared with him at the recent Mobile World Congress event, including ARPU, 5G, NFV and multi-cloud environments. Find out how Netscout's Visibility Without Borders approach is meeting these challenges.
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    Turkcell & Affirmed's Network Virtualization Journey

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    Turkcell expects 100-fold data growth through 2025, with just 1% revenue increase, on a network serving 35 million subscribers in Turkey and the surrounding region. The carrier partnered with Affirmed Networks on an ambitious network virtualization initiative, cutting costs, increasing agility and providing a foundation for new revenue-generating services and 5G. ...
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    Source Photonics CEO: Vertical Integration & Lean Models Key to Continuing Success

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    Exciting new applications such as IoT, virtual reality and cloud services all depend on world-class connectivity, and 5G's success will depend on a reliable, next-generation optical networking foundation. As CEO Doug Wright explains, Source Photonics is poised for growth as the company continues to invest in research and development of emerging technologies and in ...