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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/30/2020
A new bill backed by Democratic lawmakers aimed at keeping US consumers connected during the pandemic emerged this week as FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's voluntary Keep Americans Connected Pledge with hundreds of ISPs approached its expiration date.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/24/2020
Cox Business has joined a group of cable operators and telcos that have tailored their commercial service offerings to support a remote workforce that has been expanding during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/18/2020
Overall peak usage on US residential cable networks are flattening out as stay-at-home orders loosen up, but pressure continues to be applied to the cable upstream.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/16/2020
Cable operators have revised their near-term priorities and put some of their next-gen network plans on hold, but industry execs still believe that strategies focused on a distributed access architecture (DAA) fit into cable's long-term strategies.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/9/2020
The global broadband access market wasn't spared by the pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, as revenues in the sector dropped 15%, to $2.5 billion, versus the year-ago quarter, according to Dell'Oro Group.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/2/2020
Starry's 5G-based fixed wireless service is not dominating the US broadband landscape, but it is starting to secure some sizable footholds in pockets of the market, according to a new report about the startup from MoffettNathanson's Craig Moffett.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 6/2/2020
Viasat is sizing up a plan to build and launch nearly 300 low earth orbit satellites that could enable the company to participate in the US Rural Digital Opportunities Fund (RDOF).
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 5/29/2020
Also in this roundup: GSMA shares impact of broadband surges on power usage; AT&T intros WFH service plan; Texas group taps Adtran for fiber build in 14 rural counties; and analysts say FTTH still trails cable in market share.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 5/28/2020
US cable operators continue to more than hold their own against fiber-to-the-home competition as well as other broadband rivals as the industry's dominance of broadband subscriber gains continued into the first quarter of 2020.
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Josh Hirschey, General Manager, Amphenol Broadband Solutions and Mette Brink, General Manager, Amphenol Procom & Amphenol Antenna Solutions EMEA & APAC, , 5/7/2020
The need to stay ahead of the technology curve is integral to developing networks that can meet or exceed the bandwidth demand of consumers. Within the broadband industry, we've seen first-hand the approach leading equipment providers have taken, which is to acquire companies that will help fill product or service voids and absorb them into their ...
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Network slicing promises to be a panacea, but the biggest hurdles are not technological. The grand ambition of enabling intelligent, adaptive, ...
F-Secure has been providing security for endpoints for 30 years, and using AI and machine learning algorithms, for example in the labs to automate ...
Fahri Diner, CEO and Co-founder of Plume, unveiled a new open source initiative, OpenSync, at Broadband World Forum 2018. Announced together with ...
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The US government has moved to block Huawei's access, not only to US technology but to any technology made with US expertise. Light Reading's Iain ...
OBS CEO Helmut Reisinger and SVP of Customer Services and Operations Aliette Mousnier Lompre discuss keeping customers connected and adapting ...
The lines are blurring between streaming media and pay-TV devices and CSPs need to figure out how to manage that change, says Omdia analyst Paul ...
Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, discusses whole home solutions and the importance of WiFi strategies to communications service ...
Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Omdia's principal research analyst, John Kendall, talks about developments in the broadband CPE market as WiFi 6.0 ...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
11:00 a.m. New York / 3:00 p.m London

Over the next two years, approximately 60% of service providers (both large and small) will adopt virtualization on a wide scale across their networks, according to the latest survey report from Ovum. Why are providers making these moves? Is there an easy way to start?

Learn how and why service providers are using virtualization to transform their networks. This webinar will look at how providers are leveraging virtualization to create more flexible and agile networks while also providing a better customer experience. Expert speakers from netElastic and Heavy Reading will address the industry drivers for network virtualization, the benefits that can be realized, the challenges to face and the results of virtualization being achieved by providers today.

Key topics will include:

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