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Startup Wants to Help ISPs Turn Smart Home Customer Care Into a Profit Center

Fresh off a $9 million funding round, Sweepr aims to help its ISP partners offer customer care as a service to makers of smart home devices and appliances.

Ericsson Lifts Outlook as It Targets a Bigger Role in China

Swedish equipment vendor expects 2020 sales to be at least 9% higher than last year's figure and has also raised guidance for profitability.

Startup Celona Targets Private LTE & 5G for Enterprise

Celona, a startup stemming from CommScope's purchase of Ruckus, is targeting the market for enterprises building their own private 5G and LTE wireless networks, eschewing WiFi.

NTT's Mega-Merger, Brand-Cutting Plan for Another $4B in Sales

Japan's NTT is uniting 28 enterprise-focused brands in its bid to grow at twice the market rate and deliver a boost to profitability.

Comcast's Virtual Access Network Rolls Into Multiple Markets, Spans 100K+ Customers

Top Comcast execs discuss the benefits and capabilities of the company's new virtual access network and how Comcast is applying lessons from its cloud-based X1 platform.

Former Comcast Exec Named CTO of MediaKind

Allen Broome comes on board as the video software company explores the development of a virtualized, software-as-a-service model for the OTT and pay-TV service provider market.

At Vonage, It's Not Just About Technology

Sanjay Srinivasan, Vonage VP and chief architect, talks with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner about the company's VoIP strategy and explains why SD-WAN is important to Vonage.

Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters Looks Ahead

Gunnar Peters from Spectrum Enterprise discusses how the company listens to customers and decides what services to offer next.

Charter Envisions a Fixed Wireless Triple-Play With CBRS

Charter's Craig Cowden expands on the MSO's interests and intentions involving the CBRS band and provides updates on the company's recent set of fixed wireless, mobile-facing 'dual-SIM' market trials.

Net Neutrality Is Dead Yet Again

States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.

Podcast: Where 5G May Be in 5 Years

Ovum Chief Analyst Ed Barton talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the services and opportunities 5G unlocks for consumers – and what new capabilities are just around the corner.

When Will Cable Need 10G?

No one knows exactly for sure, but one top industry network engineer believes cable operators will need access network capacities of 'at least' 10 Gbit/s by 2035.

China Tower Moves Into Surveillance Business

Facing none of the privacy constraints that affect Western firms, China's towers company is diversifying into surveillance.

Looking Back: Comcast's Breakthrough X1 Video Service Turns 10

Whispers about Comcast's next-video platform began to spread a decade ago at Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Here's a look back at its journey from a secretive project originally called 'Excalibur' to a widely deployed product under the X1 banner.

SCTE-ISBE's Mark Dzuban: '10G' Set to Be the Star of Cable-Tec Expo

CEO of cable's engineering and standards-setting organization says 10G will be 'foundational' to the industry's future and a major focus as Cable-Tec Expo has its Swan Song in The Big Easy.

SD-WAN Shines in a Dark Enterprise Market

As the enterprise market stagnates for telcos, SD-WAN promises revenue growth.

Comcast Restores Remote DVR Recording Function After TiVo Patents Expire

TiVo counters expiration of two patents have 'no impact' on the company's licensing deals and reinstatement of feature is 'implicit admission' of value of TiVo's tech.

Aryaka Learns to Love SD-WAN Over the Public Internet

Aryaka launches SD-WAN service over the public Internet for cases where 'best effort' is good enough for enterprise connectivity, complementing its existing global, private network that offers guaranteed SLAs.

LR Tackles 5G & the Cloud at Cable-Tec Expo

In an industry first, Light Reading will stage two breakfast forums on hot tech topics at next week's Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans, the first on cable network virtualization and the second on cable's role in 5G.

TiVo Rolling Out Skippable Pre-Roll Ads for Retail DVRs

New ad inventory, to be inserted in front of DVR recordings, will be rolled out to eligible retail devices within 90 days, company says.

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