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CableLabs's Virtualization Efforts Enter New Realities

Virtualization group retooling to support industry's new Flexible MAC Architecture amid recent departure of two execs focused on NFV and SDN, sources say.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Pledges to Go Even Greener

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson bags 5G deal in Bahrain; Nokia unwraps Factory in a Box 2.0; UK operators investigate mast-sharing.

LR Teams With SCTE on Webinar Series

In close partnership with SCTE|ISBE, Light Reading will host and produce 'Live Learnings for Professionals' seminars on cable tech topics each month, starting with a January 17 webcast on improving the home networking experience.

Why SCTE Is Plunging Into Patent Pool

Seeking to expand its role in the cable tech sector, the industry training and standards group is now looking to patent new products in the energy management and system operations areas.

Jack Burton: Cable's 5G Network Opportunity

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 long-term hedge against obsolescence.

The Operational Challenges of 5G

Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about some of the challenges, such as power management, that will arise as 5G networks are deployed, and suggests that AI and analytics tools will be needed to help automate an increasing number of operational processes in a 5G world.

WiCipedia: Breaking Biases & Squashing Self-Limiting Fear

This week in our WiC roundup: Chasing Grace premieres in Portland, Ore.; raising VC while pregnant; third-party salary audits; and more.

Leading Lights: Only Days Left to Enter!

Never mind the days, there are only HOURS remaining before the door closes on this year's Leading Lights awards deadline...

Eurobites: Vodafone Uses 4G to Track Drones

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the smart city; more 5G claims; BT sells cable-making business; new boss-in-waiting for Ireland's eir.

AT&T Makes Major 'Wind' Buy

Network operator investing heavily in renewable energy joins other US corporations in wind-buying alliance.

T-Mobile Joins 100% Renewable Gang

US mobile operator pledges to buy 100% of its electricity from wind farms by 2021.

IoT Specialist Wellness Telecom Banks Series A

IoT, smart city and energy efficiency expert lands Series A investment round from India's Enzen Group.

Cable Virtualization Needs a Solid Framework

You can't get there from here... without a framework.

MIMO in 5G Networks: Engineering & Test Challenges

Going deep on how MIMO underpins the development of 5G.

How to Save Energy With DAA

In a Light Reading webinar Thursday, industry experts will look at how cable operators can cut energy use by deploying distributed access architectures.

Leading Lights 2017 Finalists: Most Innovative New Cable Product or Service

Benu Networks, Calix, Casa Systems, Exfo, Nokia and Verimatrix make this year's shortlist with standout cable products or services.

Altice USA Preps for Home Hub Rollout

Speaking at NAB, Altice USA chief Dexter Goei discusses MSO's plans for deploying combination set-top, modem and router boxes in customer homes.

Cable Next-Gen: The 'Mile High' View From Denver

Alan Breznick kicks off the Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver, casting his thousand-yard stare over cable's current competitive landscape.

Cable Nodes Becoming a Choke Point

Some of the biggest cable companies are itching to perform essentially three upgrades at once, but the technology just isn't there. Yet.

How the Padres Hit an IoT Home Run

Light Reading visits San Diego's Petco Park to see how the Padres baseball team is using IoT to slash operations costs.

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