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By Phil Harvey, US News Editor, 11/15/2018
NEW YORK -- The Future of Cable Business Services -- Perhaps the secret to becoming a more competitive cable company is to forget that you're a cable company.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/15/2018
NEW YORK -- Future of Cable Business Services -- 5G-powered fixed wireless services are being ballyhooed as a competitive alternative to wired home broadband services. But a top Altice USA ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 11/15/2018
NEW YORK -- The Future of Cable Business Services -- Business services are still a critical growth engine for US cable operators, but the challenge ahead is to seek out and discover new ...
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 11/1/2018
LOS ANGELES -- MEF18 -- The time has come for SDN to bring an end to the "tyranny of the boxes," said Comcast's Kevin O'Toole in his keynote at MEF18 this week.
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 10/18/2018
In less than two decades, cable operators have built a huge business out of business services from scratch. In the US, for example, commercial services now generate close to $18 billion ...
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 9/26/2018
DENVER -- NFV and CARRIER SDN -- Business service providers could learn a thing or two from the design of the iPhone and even the cockpit of a Tesla vehicle.
By Matt Davis, Founder and Principal Analyst, Independence Research LLC, 9/26/2018
Comcast Business is rolling out a new branding strategy promoting broadband-enabled services that go beyond basic connectivity and high data transmission speeds.
By Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 8/9/2018
Cox Business is courting the cloud and looking to amp up growth opportunities with its acquisition of RapidScale.
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 6/18/2018
An independent analysis of the $98 billion wireline US business telecom market confirms several ongoing trends, including the cable industry's encroachment onto telco turf. The report also ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/29/2018
Spectrum Enterprise chief Phil Meeks spells out how his cable unit is addressing the connectivity and customer experience needs of businesses.
By Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, 3/29/2018
DENVER -- Cable Next Gen-Technologies & Strategies -- When they seek to design virtualized networks, Cox's David Hicks says operators need to identify not only which services to ...
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Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch

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Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says Erin Dunne, director of research services for Vertical Systems Group. Getting there today requires weeks or months of network engineering upfront, and many network operators might not have staff prepared to do that. On a brighter note, MEF 3.0 standards ...
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Orange Pushing Multivendor SD-WAN

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Orange Business Services is working with several vendors to develop multivendor SD-WAN expertise and counting on MEF application programming interfaces and definitions for SD-WAN to enable a single portal for its SD-WAN offering, says Franck Morales, vice president of marketing of connectivity services for Orange Business Services. In addition, its SD-WAN service ...
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ZTE Wireless User Congress & 5G Summit 2018 at L'Aquila

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Hear what some of the world's leading network operators say about what they're doing to get ready for the next wave of mobile broadband services.
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What Is the Self-Publishing Network?

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Carl Moberg, Director of Technology for Cisco Network Services Orchestrator, talks to Ray Le Maistre about the self-publishing network and the next steps for service providers to take in their automation journeys.
LRTV Interviews
AT&T: App Focus Driving Enterprises to Managed SD-WAN

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SD-WAN is changing the way customers think about networking, from just routing packets appropriately to looking at application flows, and determining the best approach for each application, says Roman Pacewicz, chief product officer for AT&T. Achieving that level of sophistication is a challenge for which many enterprises are seeking help from their services ...
LRTV Interviews
F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services

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Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice. The complexities around how software-defined WANs impact underlying networks and services is driving 50% enterprises ...
LRTV Interviews
DT: Pan-Net Producing Multivendor Apps

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Almost four years into building its pan-European cloud, DT is "very close" to finishing the infrastructure and is rolling out cloud-based multivendor apps, says Jean-Claude Geha, SVP in DT's international technology and services delivery operation. He says the German operator is also making significant progress on reshaping its internal culture. Geha would like to ...
LRTV Interviews
SES CEO Plugs Satellite's Role in Global Ecosystem

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Satellite access will play a key role going forward in reaching distant locations more quickly than fiber can, providing access and wireless backhaul, enabling disaster recovery and backup and connecting mobile sites including cruise and shipping vessels, airplanes and more, says SES CEO John-Paul Hemingway. That's why SES is out to change the perception of ...
LRTV Documentaries
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Glotels 2018 Special

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The Telecoms.com and Light Reading teams put in a quick quarter of an hour at the end of the Global Telecoms Awards 2018 because none of them felt like coming in the next day. They reflect on a top night featuring the hilarious Russell Kane before recapping on some of the events they had attended that week. There are also impromptu guest appearances featuring Liz ...
LRTV Interviews
Colt's Voltolini on Service Automation

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Mirko Voltolini, global head of Network on Demand at Colt, talks about how the operator has automated the service delivery aspect of its Ethernet services but is still working on the significant challenge of automating the service assurance lifecycle.
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Wave2Wave's ROME Robotic Fiber Switch Extends Automation & SDN to Layer 0

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Wave2Wave's ROME is a robotic fiber switch that automates Layer 0, the physical connectivity layer, in data center and telco networks, explains David Wang. With Wave2Wave's patented mechanical latching technology, ROME provides a software-defined capability to enable dynamic fiber-to-fiber cross connections. Network and data center operators benefit from ...
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Incognito Interview: Scaling Fiber-Based Services & How to Accelerate Your Journey

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When it comes to delivering new IP-based services over fiber, there are no prizes for being second to market. Ragu Masilamany, VP of Products at Incognito, sits down with Light Reading to discuss the business imperative for fiber, how fixed-line operators are approaching fiber-based service introductions, the challenges they face, and what's needed for their success.