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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/4/2019
Could our Cable Next-Gen Tech event make your cable dreams come true? Or are we just being delusional? In his head, LR cable guy Alan Breznick is there already...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 11/5/2018
At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta last week, Arris and its partners demonstrated how fast broadband links can enable a growing array of smart-city applications.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/29/2018
ATLANTA -- SCTE Cable-Tec Expo -- Although he's a big fan and long-time student of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Bernardo Huberman would not trust smart machines to do ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/29/2018
Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discuss the tech topics that resonated in Atlanta at SCTE's annual confab, including Full Duplex DOCSIS, expanded spectrum DOCSIS, distributed access architectures, AI, and what critical role cable might play in the 5G era.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/26/2018
Atlanta -- SCTE Cable-Tec Expo -- While it's well known that Comcast has taken ownership of the designs and software powering its expanding lineup of residential set-tops and gateways, I ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/25/2018
Atlanta -- SCTE Cable-Tec Expo -- With WiFi serving as the in-home broadband connection for most consumers, Arris is moving forward with a new DOCSIS 3.1-based cable modem router for ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/25/2018
In what would mark another major wave of consolidation in the cable, telecom and wireless tech industries, CommScope reportedly is in talks to acquire Arris, the world's largest set-top ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/24/2018
Atlanta -- SCTE Cable-Tec Expo -- Forget about the much-ballyhooed promise of 5G wireless technology and focus instead on cable's potential to deliver 10-Gig broadband service.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/24/2018
ATLANTA -- SCTE Cable-Tec Expo -- Taking an open source approach is enabling the Reference Design Kit (RDK) to enter new global markets and eye opportunities with service providers that ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 10/24/2018
Here's a snapshot of other news being announced this week at the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.
LRTV Documentaries
AT&T's Phillips: Career Sponsorship Goes Both Ways

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DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- AT&T's Shay Phillips explains "Tall Poppy Syndrome" which can negatively affect women in leadership roles as others may try to cut them down to size. To better support women in comms, Phillips encourages her peers to identify a career sponsor, an advocate who provides workplace advice and challenges colleagues to take on new roles and ...
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A Coherent Take on NGON & DCI World

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Heavy Reading's optical guru Sterling Perrin highlights some key trends from the NGON & DCI World event in Nice, including 'Beyond Coherent,' what 400ZR really means for the market, the latest on 5G transport and the FUDfest that is Huawei.
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Verizon's Dennis Ong: Vehicle Autonomy to Arrive in Phases

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Personal autonomous vehicles is a long-term focus of the 5G network, but the nearer-term reality will more likely involve autonomous shuttles in smart cities, aided by AI-empowered cameras, Verizon's Dr. Dennis Ong predicts.
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Sprint's Campbell: 5G Is Getting Real – Now What?

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Sprint's mobile 5G launch could happen in the next few days. But the real question is what the industry will do with 5G once it launches.
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Big 5G Event Panel: Maximizing 5G ROI – The Business Case for 5G

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Verizon's Nicki Palmer, AT&T's Igor Glubochansky, C Spire's Craig Sparks, Cincinnati Bell's Tom Simpson and CTIA's Tom Sawanobori join Light Reading's Mike Dano to discuss how 5G will really pay off for carriers.
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Optical's Shifting Sands

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The global optical networking market has been worth in the region of $15 billion for the past year, but while that number has varied only slightly year to year, what has changed is the nature of the investments and who's splashing the cash.
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CenturyLink Dives Into Services Deployed at the Deep Edge

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DENVER -- Big 5G Event -- Much of the 5G conversation is dominated by mobile network operators, but CenturyLink's Kevin McBride explains why it's a "great time to be wireline." CenturyLink is having key conversations with mobile network operators about their RAN and how to connect their antennas with CenturyLink's fiber network. In addition, McBride describes the ...
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MetTel's Silber: 5G Transforms Business Models

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MetTel's Max Silber, the carrier's vice president of mobility, says 5G transforms business for both MetTel and its enterprise customers. 5G will help MetTel meet its enterprise customers' agility demands. "We're in a click-to-buy generation -- everyone wants instant gratification," Silber says. And 5G will give enterprises the opportunity to become more agile as ...
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Big 5G Event Keynote: Sprint's Mishka Dehghan

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Mishka Dehghan is vice president of 5G development for Sprint Business, and she talked about the future that we can enable with 5G at the Big 5G Event in Denver on May 8, 2019.
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Why Telcos Need AI & Automation in 5G Networks

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Heavy Reading's James Crawshaw gives an overview of a session he chaired at the Big 5G Event earlier this month, where network operators discussed their evolving network needs. The discussions he recaps touched on network planning challenges, civil engineering and how closed-loop automation will push 5G networks forward.
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Securing 5G Networks: Control Plane Evolution

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The rollout of 5G services changes so much about the network so quickly that it's a challenge to stay on top of how service providers are responding to the challenges and how their 5G managed security service plans are taking shape. In this interview, NetNumber's Jee Alkebsi and Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges discuss the recent 5G Security Market Leadership Study ...
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How to Tackle the Three Dimensions of 5G Mobile Transport

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5G is a game changer for mobile operators with major challenges in three dimensions – operational, technical and commercial. The mobile transport network must evolve to address these challenges. New capabilities in microwave, fronthaul and cell site routing are required to enable new use cases with edge computing, new network architectures like ERAN and CRAN, ...