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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/8/2019
Mutable Founder & CEO Antonio Pellegrino explains how his New York startup aims to team with cable operators and other service providers to offer edge computing apps to customers.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/1/2019
Blitzz CEO Rama Sreenivasan explains how his startup uses AI and augmented reality to help cable technicians resolve customer service problems in the field.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 3/29/2019
Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss shares highlights of his firm's fresh research about the cable industry's growing forays into network automation.
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 3/22/2019
When cities aim to get smarter, improving connectivity isn't necessarily the first thing on their list of priorities. Likewise, when carriers aim to make cities smarter, helping ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/21/2019
DENVER -- CNG2019 -- Cable operators will continue to invest in network capacity in the years to come, but spending levels on access infrastructure are expected to be somewhat sporadic as ...
By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 3/15/2019
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 the future of cable video services.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/15/2019
DENVER -- CNG2019 -- The pay-TV model doesn't need small tweaks and fixes. The whole thing needs to be overhauled, from the way that programming is packaged, to the adoption of cheaper ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 3/13/2019
DENVER -- CNG2019 -- The cable industry unfurled "10G" as the brand that represents the industry's goal to deliver symmetrical 10 Gbit/s speeds in the months and years to come, but cable ...
By Jaimie Lenderman, Senior Analyst, Ovum, 3/4/2019
More than 60% of residential broadband subscribers in the US received their services via cable modems by the end of the third quarter of 2018, according to Ovum research. With increased ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 2/26/2019
ATLANTA -- National Cable Television Cooperative's Winter Education Conference -- Unlike major US MSOs such as Comcast, Charter Communications, Cox Communications and Altice USA, small ...
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Cloud Gaming, Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) Among Early Use Cases for 5G

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GSA President Joe Barrett discusses the early use cases for 5G, including consumer applications like AR, VR and cloud gaming. He begins with a summary of how the spectrum needs of 5G are being met worldwide and then discusses the availability of 5G smartphones and other devices. The availability of new chipsets is spurring the advancement of 5G smartphones and ...
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How to Differentiate & Protect OTT Services?

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Alok Gera, CTO at Synamedia, presents two main areas of opportunity for OTT providers: content aggregation and a comprehensive content security strategy.
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BT & Casa Systems Demonstrate 5G Convergence of Wireless & Wireline Networks at MWC 2019

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5G core is not just for wireless. It supports fixed broadband networks as well. Maria Cuevas, principal manager of mobile research technology at BT, and Phil Harvey at Light Reading discuss Casa Systems' 5G convergence proof of concept at MWC 2019 and how it demonstrates 5G convergence of wireless and wireline networks that will provide subscribers with a seamless ...
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: AI, Regulation & 5G Spectrum

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Super-sub Ray plays a blinder off the bench once more as he crosses the topic of AI for Scott and Jamie to nod in. The guys kick off by exploring the use of AI in networks but also in the wider world and mull over the ethical implications of letting machines make decisions for us. Scott forces a pass to Jamie on the topic of regulation and the team makes full use ...
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Turning People's Eyes Into Probes

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Understanding the end-viewer's experience is the only true way to measure perceptual quality. With that understanding, broadcasters can make confident technology decisions throughout their processing and distribution workflows to satisfy 'TV everywhere' subscribers.
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Open Source Opportunities for OTT 2.0

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Rob Wilmoth, Chief Architect for the Red Hat North America Service Provider team, provides perspectives on the role of open source technology in the streaming video market. Learn about the role of innovation for upstream automation, orchestration and management components. Topics include OTT streaming services, media function virtualization (MFV) and media ...
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IHS Markit: Huawei Is No.1 in Global 5G Market

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Stephane Teral, Technology Fellow from IHS Markit, spoke to Light Reading group's Jamie Davies about the global 5G market: 'If you look at the dynamics of the 5G market, Huawei is in the driver's seat and is No. 1.'
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Philo Noodles Next OTT-TV Moves

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Philo CTO Ben Chambers explains the vMVPD's hybrid subscription and ad-supported model and describes its new technology that lets OTT subs synchronize their viewing. The platform is gaining traction despite the lack of news or sports content from its skinny bundle.
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Plotting the Path to OTT 2.0

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In a recap of Light Reading's 'Getting to OTT 2.0' session at NAB 2019, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner note that making OTT video profitable remains a major challenge and that containing – rather than stopping – piracy and password sharing has become a major focus for studios, programmers and their OTT distributors.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: 5G, Tech Politics & Notspots

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The usual suspects kick off with a look at some of the first commercial 5G launches, with South Korea leading the way. While Scott is a bit confused by the tariffs, they nonetheless weigh up the pros and cons of paying for 5G. The conversation moves onto the political pressure tech companies are increasingly under, both internally and externally. They conclude ...
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5G4REAL: The 5G Chinese Boogeyman

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The specter of a 5G Chinese boogeyman loomed large over a recent gathering of US policymakers, service providers and vendors.
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Startup Seeks Cable Edge in Edge Computing

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Mutable Founder & CEO Antonio Pellegrino explains how his New York startup aims to team with cable operators and other service providers to offer edge computing apps to customers.