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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 7/1/2020
The pandemic has been a wake-up call to broadband's overall importance in the US economy. While some big telcos are waiving data caps and other penalties to make it easier for consumers to stay connected, those companies are not necessarily speeding up their efforts to connect underserved and rural communities.
Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 6/25/2020
Virgin Media said it has fixed an hours-long broadband network outage in London and surrounding areas affecting several thousand customers and keeping many of them from work all day. And that wasn't even the only outage affecting Virgin's UK network today.
Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 5/8/2020
Also in today's roundup: OpenVault reports COVID-19 Internet usage numbers; US House Democrats propose $86 billion broadband bill; ExteNet, Nokia help reach rural Californians; and Google bails on Toronto smart city project.
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Nicole Ferraro, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 4/21/2020
If your smart city projects are being held up by broadband bottlenecks, you may want to skip complaining to your city council and find your Digital Town Square.
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Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/16/2020
Following earlier data spikes on its residential broadband networks in March and into early April driven by millions who are working and studying from home amid the spread of COVID-19, Comcast said usage has now plateaued in most of its cable markets.
Jeff Baumgartner, Senior Editor, Light Reading, 4/14/2020
Past is prologue, as the saying goes. And the way Technicolor has used past lessons about its supply chains has helped to set up the company to get a handle on today's even more difficult situation with COVID-19.
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Phil Harvey, Editor-in-Chief, Light Reading, 4/13/2020
How is COVID-19 changing the traffic and device patterns in our home networks? That's a question a lot of folks are dissecting these days. One helpful, visual resource we've been watching to help answer this question is Plume's Work from Home Dashboard.
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Ken Wieland, contributing editor, 3/20/2020
Nokia has bolstered its portfolio of Wi-Fi mesh systems - a network of interconnected routers designed to eliminate blind spots within the home - with the addition of Beacon 6.
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Anne Morris, Contributing Editor, Light Reading, 3/19/2020
Global growth forecasts continue to tumble as COVID-19 spreads around the world, the latest being predictions for the smart home market. Technology research firm Omdia is predicting that the market will be almost $20 billion short of previous revenue projections in 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.

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