News & Views
Content posted in August 2014
GVTC Takes Gigabit to School
News Analysis | 8/29/2014 | 3 comments
The Texas carrier, which is also building a gigabit FTTH network, is equipping Boerne Independent School District to be able to integrate technology into its curriculum.
Verizon Pushes 4G LTE for M2M
News Analysis | 8/29/2014 | 2 comments
Verizon is expecting more M2M communications to move onto LTE networks and off 2G and 3G, and is helping the process along with a 4G modem module.
Music to My Mobile
Que Sera Sarah | 8/28/2014 | 14 comments
Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.
Netflix to FCC: Kill Comcast-TWC Deal
News Analysis | 8/28/2014 | 8 comments
In a 99-page filing, Netflix argues that the Commission should reject the proposed merger because of the power that the combined company would have over the US broadband market.
TiVo Continues Cable Run
News Analysis | 8/27/2014 | 2 comments
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it also pursues new ways to boost both its pay-TV partner and retail hardware sales.
GSA: 16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast
News Analysis | 8/27/2014 | 1 comment
Trials and deployments of simultaneously broadcasting live video over LTE networks to multiple users are taking off, but roadblocks remain to widespread adoption.
TWC Internet Outage Follows $1.1M Fine
News Analysis | 8/27/2014 | 3 comments
A major Time Warner Cable Internet outage affecting 12 million broadband subs follows on the heels of a $1.1 million fine by the FCC for failure to report similar problems last year.
WDM Gets Edgy
UBB Forum News | 8/27/2014 | 2 comments
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
Rogers, Shaw Take Aim at Netflix
News Analysis | 8/26/2014 | 25 comments
In a joint venture operation, Canadian MSOs Rogers and Shaw are teaming up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix in Canada.
Eurobites: Transmode to Cut Jobs
News Analysis | 8/26/2014 | 1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
Comcast, Level 3 Flex Ethernet Muscles
News Analysis | 8/22/2014 | 1 comment
Both service providers gain Ethernet-port market share in the latest US rankings by Vertical Systems Group, climbing to sixth place and eighth place, respectively.
NTT DoCoMo, Huawei Prove LTE-U Works
News Analysis | 8/22/2014 | 4 comments
Joint trial shows that running LTE in unlicensed spectrum is an effective offload option for wireless operators, but will it supplant operators' existing WiFi strategies?
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders talks with VMware's Shekar Ayyar, who explains why cloud architectures are becoming more distributed, what that means for workloads, and why telcos can still be significant cloud services players.
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