News & Views
Content posted in October 2014
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders grills Cisco's Roland Acra on how he's bringing automation to life inside the data center.
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