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By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 12/14/2016
The City of Atlanta will wrap up three Requests for Information (RFI) next week, including queries on a planned municipal fiber build, a new WiFi deployment and a smart city project that ...
By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 8/18/2016
It's sometimes hard to see the method in the madness of local government, but a renaissance in city planning is creating shape around strategies that municipal governments are using to ...
By Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 5/5/2016
The push to deploy fiber in the local loop is accelerating, given all the gaga over gigabit, but network operators are still facing definite and sometimes difficult choices about when to ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 5/4/2016
Just in case you missed the formal announcement late last month, Light Reading and NCTC have struck a deal to create and market multimedia content for smaller and independent cable ...
By Light Reading, 4/15/2016
Venessa Harrison, president of North Carolina for AT&T, tells how the company will expand its GigaPower service beyond the seven N.C. cities it already serves.

  • This blog, sponsored by AT&T, is the second part of a ten-part series examining next-generation broadband technologies titled "Behind the Speeds."
  • By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/14/2016
    Eddy Barker, assistant VP of technical design & architecture for AT&T, outlines his company's intent to use new G.fast standard as well as next-gen PON to deliver gigabit service.
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    By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/13/2016
    Matt Hayes, executive director of access engineering for Cox Communications, outlines Cox's plans to use both GPON over fiber and DOCSIS 3.1 over HFC to deliver 1-Gig speeds.
    By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, Light Reading, 4/13/2016
    MCNC President & CEO Jean Davis explains her group's quest to wire all of North Carolina with dark fiber for gigabit service, especially the state's rural and outlying areas.
    By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/12/2016
    Gigi Sohn, counselor to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, outlines the Commission's priorities for the next ten months and talks about the interplay between public and private broadband investment at Gigabit Cities Live in Charlotte, N.C.
    By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/12/2016
    The city of Charlotte, N.C., is in the enviable position of having both AT&T and Google Fiber competing to provide gigabit services to residents in the region. CIO Jeff Stovall talks about the benefits of gigabit broadband, but also what else is needed to make sure gigabit services deliver economic and social benefit.
    By Mari Silbey, Senior Editor, Cable/Video, 4/8/2016
    Welcome to a very special episode (er, edition) of Gigabites. This week, EPB lays out its 100-Gig roadmap, schools study their options for gigabit applications, Santa Cruz preps for ...
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    Video Briefing: Award-Winning Network Automation Proof of Concept From MEF18

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    This short video presented by Spirent provides an overview of the MEF18 proof of concept (PoC) project: Fulfillment & Activation of an Intercontinental MEF 3.0 Service Spanning Four Operators. This groundbreaking PoC demonstrates how network automation can accelerate inter-provider service activations from months to just minutes! As part of the PoC, Spirent showed ...
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    Preparing Service Provider Infrastructure for 5G Profitability

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    Cisco's SVP/GM of Service Provider Network Systems Sumeet Arora explains how Cisco is helping service providers build and automate their infrastructure in preparation for 5G to drive new revenue-generating services such as mobile broadband, enterprise, IoT and security.
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    Full-Duplex DOCSIS Not One-Size-Fits-All

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    Node+0 requirement of FDX is a deal-breaker for some operators, and could open the door to other, less-limiting alternatives that will enable cable operators to deliver multi-gigabit symmetrical speeds, Daniel Etman, cable consultant at Switzerland-based Quickline, says.
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    Vodafone Ireland's Kiss Kalló on Edge Computing's Potential

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    Can mobile operators take advantage of edge computing's potential? At Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Lisbon, Csaba Kiss Kalló, Vodafone Ireland's Head of Connectivity, Mobility and Security Portfolio, says they can.
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    Why NOW Is the Time for 5G

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    Open source networking expert Andrew Coward, CEO of Lumina Networks, sits with Light Reading's Iain Morris to address 5G network automation. The two discuss the fundamental architectural advantage reached when automating a unified network of legacy equipment, new 5G technology, and virtualized functions collectively. From labs to production, they continue by ...
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    Telia Carrier's Evangelist on Internet Traffic Trends

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    On the sidelines of Light Reading's 2020 Vision Executive Summit, Mattias Fridström, chief evangelist at Telia Carrier, discusses the latest shifts in public Internet traffic trends and whether the likes of 4K/8K video, SD-WAN and 5G will impact international traffic patterns.
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    Amdocs CTO: How 5G Will Enable Charging for Specific Services, Rather Than Just Data

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    "We're just starting to tap the surface" of potential 5G use cases, says Amdocs CTO Anthony Goonetilleke, explaining how the mobile technology will enable operators to charge for separate services, rather than data usage.
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    Cisco: 5G Transforms Data Center Networks

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    Communications networking developments, such as IoT, edge computing and now the introduction of 5G services, has a "profound impact on the data center," says Ishmael Limkakeng, Cisco SVP data center business, who talked with Light Reading's Mitch Wagner.
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    Huawei BBWF Highlights

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    Huawei showed its broadband access technologies, innovations and evolutions at BBWF 2018.
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    Cisco: Fast-Evolving Enterprise Networks Create 'Huge' Telco Opportunities

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    Until recently, enterprise networks could remain static for years, but now new devices and the cloud require rapid evolution, creating service provider opportunities, says Scott Harrell, Cisco enterprise networking business lead.
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    'Godbox' Reloaded?

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    With 5G around the corner, the network complexity we have all become accustomed to will become a major issue. Ray Le Maistre and Andreas Hegers discuss the rebirth of the 'Godbox,' and whether it stands a better chance this time around.
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    Huawei UBBF 2018 Highlights

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    Huawei's annual UBBF event had five key themes this year: Premium Home Broadband, Optical Networking 2.0, Simplified Network, Cloud Network Synergy and Intent Driven Network.