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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/15/2018
While Liberty Global has hogged much of the spotlight with its next-gen Horizon video platform, another major European cable and broadband provider is much more quietly rolling out an ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/12/2018
After years of focusing mainly on new HFC access technologies, cable's greatest technical minds are seriously reaching for the cloud these days.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/10/2018
In case you haven't noticed, cable operators just can't get their hands on enough fiber strands these days.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/8/2018
If there's one thing that European cable TV providers know better than anyone else in the world, it's fixed-mobile convergence.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/1/2018
In a clear sign that European cable providers plan to compete in the emerging gigabit market, Vodafone Germany has started rolling out DOCSIS 3.1-enabled 1-Gig service throughout its ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/28/2018
DENVER -- NFV & Carrier SDN -- As virtualization continues to alter traditional wide area network architectures, the edge of the network is becoming harder to define.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/25/2018
Things could get interesting in Europe now that Comcast is buying Sky. While Liberty Global may partner with Sky in securing and licensing content, including live sports and movies, the ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/24/2018
Suffice it to say that Craig Moffett still isn't a fan of Comcast's play (overpay?) for Sky.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/18/2018
Sweeping changes are rocking the European cable industry these days, prompting cablecos to adapt their approaches or adopt entirely new, often divergent strategies to survive and thrive. ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/17/2018
Despite the rise of video cord-cutting and the ongoing saturation of the broadband market, the future of the US cable business still looks bright when viewed through an updated lens, ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 6/27/2018
Although it may not be happening as quickly as once predicted, Remote PHY is showing clear signs of becoming the next BIG thing in cable land.
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Acacia’s Alan Gibbemeyer: 5G Backhaul & Coherent Optics

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Acacia’s Sr. Director of Business Development explains how coherent optical fits in the 5G transport network. He also explains the benefits that coherent offers access aggregation compared to traditional direct detect solutions.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Innovation, OTTs & the Smart Home

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Scott and Jamie are joined by special guest Mary Clark -- CMO of Synchronoss -- this week. Playing to some of Mary's many strengths, they focus on the relationship between operators and their customers, especially in the areas of product innovation and customer experience. Mary offers insights into how this stuff gets discussed at the top table and the challenges ...
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Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity

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Broadband Success Partners Principal Jack Burton says 5G represents a great opportunity for cable MSOs to work with 5G network operators and provide not only backhaul, but facilities -- real estate on poles, towers in headends and central offices. Cable's proximity to the customer could provide them a revenue source tied to 5G and edge computing, as well as a ...
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Meeting the Challenges of Multicloud Service Provider Deployments

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As service providers move enterprise applications from centralized, monolithic architectures into distributed, microservice applications running in data centers, private/public clouds and uCPE assuring not only the network but the application-level experience becomes paramount. Verifying that new 5G services are realizing higher bandwidth, increased reliability ...
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Zayo's Brian Daniels: Getting Fiber in Place to Feed 5G Services

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The legislative environment now seems to have roadblocks up against fiber deployment, according to Brian Daniels, Zayo's senior VP of strategic networks. He said there's a need for standard fees and permanent processes to help multiple tenants use a city's light poles and other infrastructure so several carriers can efficiently provide competitive services in cities.
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Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock: 5G Becomes the New Home Broadband

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Verizon's director of optical transport network architecture, design and planning talks about why millimeter wave technology works so well to deliver a home broadband service, and how Verizon intends to reach more places with 5G even where adding new fiber isn't feasible.
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AT&T's Gordon Mansfield: Focusing on Mobile 5G

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AT&T's VP of converged access and device technology discusses the 5G network buildout and how the carrier's focus on mobile experiences shapes its decisions on fiber use and edge networking as it races to deliver an 'immersive consumer experience.'
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PCCW's Hughes: Carriers Shouldn't Cling to the 'Standards Snuggie'

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DENVER -- Snuggies may be warm and familiar but PCCW Global's David Hughes says it's time for telcos to ditch the security blanket of clinging to legacy operations. As carriers move forward with their cloud transformations, Hughes explains the biggest challenge is adapting company culture to new technologies. While operators have historically relied on standards ...
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Accenture 5G Acceleration Services at Mobile World Congress Americas 2018 – Part 2

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Accenture's Jeff Wang and Tejas Rao talk to Light Reading's Phil Harvey about how Accenture is helping clients make the most of the investments needed to evolve and deploy their 5G networks.
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PacketFabric: Leading the Way in Highly Scalable Network Automation

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Jezzibell Gilmore, co-founder and SVP of Business Development at PacketFabric, provides an overview of PacketFabric's fully automated network-as-a-service platform, explaining how its customers are succeeding with network automation, and talks about how PacketFabric is growing.
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The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cheeky China, Real 5G & Net Neutrality

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Jamie, Iain and Scott take a look at the emerging story regarding allegations that some tech kit coming out of China contains a tiny chip which enables some degree of espionage. Everyone involved in the report is denying it but someone must be lying. On that note the debate moves on to what constitutes a genuine 5G launch as opposed to the many '5G firsts' being ...
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The Ever Growing Hunger for Data, 5G & the Challenges Operators Face

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Ira Palti, President & CEO of Ceragon Networks, talks about subscribers' endless hunger for data, the consequent challenges mobile operators face and the role 5G plays in overcoming those challenges.