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TWC Broadband Subs Soar, Video Slumps
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2014  |  5 comments
The No. 2 US MSO continues to shed video subscribers by the bucket even as it scores bigger broadband sub gains, putting a drag on earnings.
Net Neutrality: Latest Proposal Will Make Everybody Unhappy
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/31/2014  |  24 comments
It's hard to unite carriers and net neutrality advocates, but FCC head Tom Wheeler is reportedly working on a plan that'll do it.
SoftBank Man Joins Sprint as Technical COO
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2014  |  7 comments
SoftBank board member Junichi Miyakawa will take on the newly created role above CTO Stephen Bye and Chief Network Officer John Saw as Sprint deploys LTE TDD in the US.
Eurobites: Telefónica Eyes Slice of TIM Brazil?
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes control of Reggefiber; EU does cyber-security drill.
Broadband Battles
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/31/2014  |  1 comment
This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
A10 Latest Victim of Carrier Spend Slowdown
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  9 comments
The networking vendor reported a net loss, citing slowed sales for North American carriers.
Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?
Jonestown  | 
10/30/2014  |  1 comment
Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
BT Joins Virgin in Streaming Netflix
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  2 comments
BT Group has announced a partnership with Netflix to offer the streaming service as an add-on to its YouView Internet TV package.
Verizon: Cloud Users Seek 'Best of Breed'
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  12 comments
Latest annual report on enterprise cloud usage shows growing comfort with cloud, driving IT departments to want to mix and match.
Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/30/2014  |  2 comments
Enterprises increasingly realize that in order to run their businesses economically they need to fundamentally change ways in which they operate their businesses in the connected IP world.
Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
Charter Gains on Digital, Broadband Upgrades
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  1 comment
Charter reports robust revenue growth in third quarter, thanks to all-digital system conversions and strong broadband sub gains.
Building the Embedded Hardware Standard for the 2020s
Column  | 
10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
PICMG, which develops open modular standards for embedded computing, looks ahead to the next decade.
Should Optical Suppliers Court Enterprises?
DOS Attack  | 
10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
The emergence of an industrial enterprise customer for Infinera revives a long-standing question.
Capacity, Power Savings Paid Off for AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink exec said core network routing choice came down to capacity and power consumption issues
Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  18 comments
The FCC has issued an NPRM, stating that it will look at redefining multichannel video programming distributors so that the category also covers Internet video providers.
CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  2 comments
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which is also featuring in the core network plans of all three major Chinese carriers.
Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.
Verizon-Backed Site Bans Stories on US Spying, Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  12 comments
Stories about drag queens are OK, though.
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/29/2014  |  3 comments
There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  4 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
G.fast: Niche or Not?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Verizon Fires Up FireEye Security Partnership
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Verizon adds FireEye to its portfolio of security partners to help enterprises secure their employees' mobile phones.
Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With €4.7B Rights Issue
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in 'young millennials' content.
Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.
Exalt Communications is Dead, Long Live Exalt Wireless!
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  7 comments
Exalt Wireless is born as a new company after managements buy assets of Exalt Communications following a process that is an alternative to bankruptcy.
Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  1 comment
Bright House Networks will boost maximum download speeds as high as 150 Mbit/s in December and 300 Mbit/s early next year, as it enters the new broadband speed wars.
FTC Slaps AT&T With Throttling Lawsuit
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  21 comments
Fair-trade group says the carrier's policy of throttling "unlimited" data speeds after a cap is reached is misleading, but AT&T claims it has been actively and clearly communicating its policy since 2011.
T-Mobile Customers Use the Most LTE Data
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  7 comments
T-Mobile's customers are using more LTE data than its competitors, and the carrier hopes it continues in 2015 as it refarms spectrum and bolsters 4G capacity.
NFV Just Made OSS Hot
Shades of Ray  | 
10/28/2014  |  4 comments
For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.
Can Amazon Light a Fire [Stick] Under Cable?
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Will the launch of Amazon's Fire TV Stick prompt the cable industry to take a closer look at the tiny set-top form factor before it's too late?
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  1 comment
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
Column  | 
10/28/2014  |  12 comments
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
Eurobites: Boffins Unveil 7-Core Fiber
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
Genband CTO Leaves for Consulting Gig
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  3 comments
Fred Kemmerer left the company sometime earlier this year, leaving a vacancy in the CTO office at Genband.
U-verse Growth Slows, but Still Gaining
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  7 comments
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform records slower growth again in third quarter, but still gains on competitors, while GigaPower accelerates.
Microsoft's Skype Embraces WebRTC on IE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/27/2014  |  21 comments
After years of sitting on the sidelines, Microsoft has pledged to support WebRTC -- formerly thought of as a Skype competitor -- in Internet Explorer.
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.
Pics: Düsseldorf Delights for SDN Congress
Slide Shows  | 
10/27/2014  |  1 comment
The city on the Rhine turned out to be a great spot for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.
Roku Prepping for IPO – WSJ, NYT
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  5 comments
Roku may be gearing up to file confidentially for an initial public offering that could raise as much as $150 million for the media streaming player.
China's MVNOs Hit the Wall
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  17 comments
Any hopes for feverish competition in the mobile services sector have been dashed by a familiar financial hurdle.
Eurobites: Vodafone Probes ONO on Tax 'Fraud'
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.
An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
Column  | 
10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
How Home Hotspots Could Hit Hurdles
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  3 comments
Home-based WiFi hotspots are getting hotter, but the potential impact of the public hotspots on the performance of the accompanying private hotspots has been largely ignored.
Comcast Coasts on X1, Data, Business Services
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast cuts video sub losses in traditionally poor third quarter, while scoring big broadband, WiFi and business services gain.
Juniper Plans More Cuts
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  5 comments
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that likely means more jobs will go.
Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  2 comments
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.
Eurobites: Will EC's New Broom Sweep Away Regulation?
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following Morgan Stanley downgrade; Deutsche Telekom's M2M drive; royal tweeting.
Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  1 comment
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.
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