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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 9/21/2017
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/14/2017
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By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 9/5/2017
With their energy consumption and costs soaring to record levels, cable operators are searching far and wide for ways to cut their power and cooling usage.
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US cable and telecom companies have been insistent about driving fiber deeper into their networks, but how much fiber investment is realistic, and how much is ...
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By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 8/31/2017
Adtran CEO Tom Stanton would be the first to admit that transforming a company from its traditional role as a hardware manufacturer to a new position as a software ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/28/2017
Much of the focus on virtualization in the cable industry centers on last-mile broadband delivery, essentially shunting legacy QAM video to the side and expending ...
By Stephane Bourque, Founder & CEO, Incognito Software, 8/28/2017
We have seen a lot of hype about virtual reality (VR) in the past few years, and we're currently seeing the same rush to VR that we previously saw with 3D printing. ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 8/24/2017
Even as cable operators steadily accelerate their rollouts of the new, multi-gigabit-enabling DOCSIS 3.1 spec, leading industry engineers are pressing forward with ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/24/2017
The very definition of consumer broadband service is evolving, and not just because the FCC is reconsidering its speed threshold for when Internet access legally ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/21/2017
The cable industry isn't known for its wicked fast innovation. In fact until recently, cable operators were mostly considered more backward-looking even than their ...
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Scott Ferguson, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/21/2017
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Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, 9/21/2017
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