News & Views
Content posted in December 2016
Cable Will Keep Ruling US Broadband
News Analysis | 12/30/2016 | 22 comments
Despite more gigabit rollouts by rivals, cable operators continue to extend their dominance of the US broadband market and will likely keep doing so in 2017.
Will 2017 Be Cord-Cutting's Big Year?
Breznick Unbound | 12/28/2016 | 6 comments
While 2016 has been a mild year for cord-cutting, the phenomenon could take off next year with the launch of new OTT video services from Hulu, YouTube, Facebook and others.
Mentor Monday: Meet the First 65
Mentor Monday | 12/26/2016 | Post a comment
Women may be underrepresented in the next-gen comms industry, but there's no shortage of smart, talented and inspiring ones making a difference. We've profiled 65.
Getting In on Industry 4.0: Operators Need a Wide (Area) Perspective
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/22/2016 | 2 comments
Manufacturing is going through a period of change as factory owners and operators look to take advantage of technological advances in IoT, AI and big data to improve their competitiveness, which has opened up new opportunities and provided a new platform for manufacturers.
Atlanta Shares Smart City Plans for 2017
LRTV Interviews | 12/22/2016 | 6 comments
At the recent Smart Cities Summit in Boston, Light Reading caught up with Torri Martin from the Atlanta Information Management Department to hear about the government's smart city plans.
Colt Goes Greenfield With Its OSS
News Analysis | 12/21/2016 | 1 comment
As it introduces virtualization capabilities, Colt is taking the opportunity to 'go greenfield' with a lot of its supporting management systems, says networks director.
Robocall Solutions Hot for 2017
News Analysis | 12/21/2016 | 6 comments
Multiple vendors are offering carriers options for intelligent blocking of annoying robocalls, and some network operators are already onboard.
Can 3G Connect the Unconnected?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/21/2016 | 1 comment
There are many initiatives that aim to provide Internet access to the billions of currently 'unconnected' people around the world, but is 3G perhaps an affordable and efficient solution these days?
DT's Clauberg: TIP, TeraStream & NFV
LRTV Interviews | 12/21/2016 | Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg discusses the impact of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) on network technology R&D, the latest update on the German operator's TeraStream next-gen pan-European network initiative and the challenges of NFV deployment.
NeoPhotonics Sells 10G Line to APAT
News Analysis | 12/20/2016 | Post a comment
The optical component vendor is selling off its lagging 10G lines to focus on the next generation of faster networking products, even as the company is experiencing lower yields on those new products.
NIA Report: The State of NFV Interop
LRTV Interviews | 12/20/2016 | Post a comment
Light Reading's Carol Wilson and Ray Le Maistre discuss the findings of the latest New IP Agency (NIA) NFV interoperability report and dig into why OpenStack is still a sticking point.
Altice Spins Out Technical Workforce in US
News Analysis | 12/19/2016 | 1 comment
New spinout company will focus on fiber-to-the home deployments. According to Altice, the move will not impact the company's commitment to avoid layoffs in New York over the next four years.
SBA Leader: It's Time to Get Women on Board
Mentor Monday | 12/19/2016 | 1 comment
Michele Schimpp, associate administrator of the US Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Investment and Innovation, explains why gender parity should start in the boardroom.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
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