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BT in Talks With Worldpay's Jansen About CEO Job – Reports
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9/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Worldpay's Philip Jansen could succeed Gavin Patterson to become the next CEO of the UK's phone incumbent.
Comcast Outbids Fox for Sky With Offer of £17.28 Per Share
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9/22/2018  |  2 comments
Comcast's bid tops Fox's offer of £15.67 per share, putting Comcast in position to acquire control of the UK-based video giant.
Amazon Gives Cord-Cutters Another Tool With Fire TV Recast DVR
The Bauminator  | 
9/21/2018  |  3 comments
Administering another dose of angst to the pay-TV sector, Amazon's new subscription-free companion device lets consumers watch and record over-the-air TV at home or on the go.
WiCipedia: Lack of Diversity Creates Blind Spots & Twitch Leads by Example
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9/21/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A majority female C-suite; avoiding another financial crisis; charitable donation allocation; and more.
T-Mobile, Sprint Vow Deal Will Spur Competition, Sharpen Nation's 5G Edge
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
In response to the merger opposition, they claim that the sum of a combined 5G network will be greater than their individual parts.
Former WOW Exec Named COO of Evolution Digital
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Cash Hagen says video-focused company will soon expand into new broadband-focused product areas aimed at helping cable partners boost the experience in a way that goes beyond speeds and feeds.
Eurobites: Auction to Settle Sky Takeover Tussle
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9/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia considers Brazilian acquisition; Deutsche Telekom and Aricent edge nearer; Nokia helps the trains run on time.
Liberty Global Packs 4K, Cloud DVR, Voice Into 'Horizon 4'
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9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable op to start rolling out new multiscreen video platform to 'selected' customers in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Belgium later this year.
IBC2018: The Video Platform Profitability Conundrum
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2018  |  2 comments
If video is so important to communications network operators, why are all the major vendors offloading their video assets?
Eurobites: Apple Stumps Up €14.3B in Unpaid Taxes to Ireland (But Doesn't Really Mean It)
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9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's Nuage trumpets 'SD-WAN 2.0'; Wind Tre uses Open Fiber's FTTH network in Matera; Sky bundles in Netflix; UK mobile operators carry on charging.
As Hulu Live Tops 1M Subs, Who Leads the OTT-TV Race?
The Bauminator  | 
9/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual MVPD market is booming, taking industry watchers by surprise.
What's Next for European Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Light Reading will tackle the big technology and business changes buffeting the European cable industry at our inaugural Cable Next-Gen Europe conference in London on Nov. 6.
RDK Management Clears Path for Apps on Set-Top Boxes
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9/18/2018  |  Post a comment
App framework, SDK aims to make it easier for pay-TV providers to integrate Netflix and other premium apps with their OTT-capable boxes.
Synamedia Plots Its First Steps Around Streaming
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
New company built around the acquisition of Cisco's video software unit will have strong revenues, thousands of staff and a focus on developing new products for streaming media management.
Cable's New 'Bull Case' Hinges on Better Margins, Falling Capex Intensity
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
US cable's business remains in a good spot despite video cord-cutting and the saturation of the broadband services market, a top industry analyst says.
Eurobites: Incoming Vodafone CEO Considers Towers Sell-Off, Cuts Jobs
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9/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS buys supersized data center; Colt gets frisky in Spain; VEON abandons tower sale.
Eurobites: Orange Bolsters African Presence With Subsea Deal
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom goes big in Bavaria; new MVNO targets hearing-loss sufferers; why telco customer experience (often) sucks.
Who's Doing What in the CBRS Band?
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC filings shed light on mix of initial deployment proposals targeting the emerging, shared 3.5GHz band.
IBC2018: What MediaKind Did Next
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
The (nearly) former Ericsson media business is doubling down on platform innovation, including the use of blockchain, as it preps for independence. But will that be enough?
Charter Chief Shrugs Off 5G Threat
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9/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says 5G fixed-wireless networks won't be able to match cable's planned 10-Gig symmetrical speeds or economics.
T-Mobile, Tele2 Merger in Netherlands Hits EC Opposition
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9/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom lashes out at regulatory objections to the proposed deal and says the combined entity would bring 5G to the Netherlands much faster.
Congress Must Act on Network Neutrality, AT&T CEO Says
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9/12/2018  |  1 comment
Need for federal rules is 'pressing,' particularly around privacy laws, as individual states continue to plow ahead with their own rules, Randall Stephenson says.
Video Playing 'Supporting Role' as Comcast Focuses on Connectivity
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast CEO talks up 'Broadband 2.0' initiative that focuses on capacity, coverage and service management.
Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Large on NB-IoT
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9/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's 'Gigafast' broadband is switched on in Milton Keynes; Orange and Huawei trial 5G in Poland; Ofcom nabs BT boffin.
TickBox to Pay $25M to Settle Video Piracy Lawsuit
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9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Georgia-based company was accused of selling so-called 'fully loaded' Kodi boxes that connected consumers to live TV channels, movies, TV shows and other copyrighted content illegally.
Eurobites: EE Preps for 5G With Spectrum Conversion
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9/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: France-IX partners up for cybersecurity; Sky invests in content management startup; Nokia demos 5G NR with Sprint.
Altice USA Lights Up FTTH Service in Long Island 
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Operator's uncapped, symmetrical residential Internet service launches in 'select' parts of Long Island, boosting competition with Verizon Fios.
Vewd Helps Old IPTV Boxes Live On in the OTT World
The Bauminator  | 
9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO believes new 'Atom' client/cloud approach could find a foothold in emerging markets and help service providers sidestep expensive set-top upgrades.
Eurobites: Sky Signs Up to BT Wholesale Discount Deal
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9/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom extends business-park FTTP network; Virgin launches dedicated 4K Ultra HD channel; Equinix helps out on London-Paris link; progress on EU-Japan data transfer pact.
Federated Wireless Sets Plan for Massive CBRS Band Deployment
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9/10/2018  |  1 comment
FCC application outlines proposal that would include participation from multiple wireless and cable operators, tower companies, wireless ISPs and more than 80 rural carriers across nearly 16,000 deployment sites.
Starry Sets NYC Launch, Aligns With Real Estate Developer
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9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Startup set to expand reach for cap-free wireless broadband service that has been connecting with cord-cutters.
Altice USA's 'Full' MVNO Puts It in SIM City
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9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Operating the core network and owning the SIM card will lead to lower churn, pave the path to more control of the service and offer other benefits, CEO says.
WiCipedia: Stargazing, Subsidized Childcare & Bulgarian Equality
WiCipedia  | 
9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Lyft raises $1M for Girls Who Code; a knitted solar system steals our hearts; reimagining the childcare dilemma; and more.
The Operational Challenges of 5G
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading senior analyst James Crawshaw talks about some of the challenges, such as power management, that will arise as 5G networks are deployed, and suggests that AI and analytics tools will be needed to help automate an increasing number of operational processes in a 5G world.
Eurobites: Vendors Vie for 5G Laurels Ahead of MWC Americas
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9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU approves Apple's acquisition of Shazam; Deutsche Telekom's data fortress; streaming piracy plagues soccer World Cup.

Comcast Streams TV Outside the Box
The Bauminator  | 
9/7/2018  |  Post a comment
New beta app delivers live TV, VoD and cloud DVR on managed IP network to newer Samsung smart TVs without 'additional outlet' fee… for now.
5G Speeds Can't Match DOCSIS 3.1, Charter CFO Says
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2018  |  4 comments
But exec sees some 'edge use cases' where 5G will make more sense than wired connections.
Haste Sounds Out ISPs on Low-Latency Service for Gamers
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2018  |  1 comment
Startup currently sells its service directly to consumers, but is discussing how that could be bundled and packaged with broadband service tiers.
Eutelsat Pitches New Content Platform to Customers
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9/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Cirrus will take the burden of heavy spending on platform technology off broadcasters and other customers, says European satellite operator at press conference in London.
Eurobites: Telia Fires Up 5G in Helsinki
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9/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vivendi slams Elliott's management of Telecom Italia; CityFibre goes with Calix for SDN bells and whistles; Deutsche Telekom gets biometric.

SeaChange to Cut Staff Again
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9/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Latest restructuring to cause staff reductions across all functions and geographic areas.
Comcast Streams More OTT Fare to X1 Boxes
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9/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast integrates ESPN3, ACC Network Extra and SEC Network+ to connected set-top box platform.
Eurobites: Nigeria Has MTN in Its Crosshairs Again – This Time for a $2B Tax Bill
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2018  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT makes SNAP decision on SD-WAN; Telefónica Deutschland is sweet on Netcracker; DT's Langheim gets new US board role.

Ciena Bolsters Blue Planet With OSS Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2018  |  1 comment
Ciena is adding to its network management automation capabilities with the acquisition of inventory specialist DonRiver.
T-Mobile Forming 'Wireless First' TV Strategy
The Bauminator  | 
9/4/2018  |  1 comment
Claims its 5G network, aided by Sprint merger, will also enable T-Mobile to pitch an in-home TV/broadband bundle.
Bye Bye Cisco Video Software, Hello Synamedia
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2018  |  1 comment
Brand, product focus for emerging company revealed as Permira prepares to seal deal for Cisco division and divulge more details at IBC.
Charter's Spectrum Mobile Goes Full Market
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9/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Charter adds iPhone models to device mix as cable operator moves past this summer's soft launch of mobile offering that's being bundled with broadband.
Eurobites: Svendsen Quits Telenor Norway, Prompts Reshuffle
News Analysis  | 
9/4/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 5G fever sweeps Switzerland, Italy and the UK; Elisa spies Chinese TV opportunity; Agama targets OTT providers.
Eurobites: EU Gives Green Light to Hutchison's Wind Tre Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/3/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson extends managed services deal with Liberty Global; Sky invests in startup discovery; Telia Norway calls time on 3G; BT lands NHS gig.
Huawei's OTF 2018: Time to Go Digital
Slide Shows  | 
9/3/2018  |  9 comments
At the Operations Transformation Forum 2018, operators and industry experts explained how the shift to digital platforms and new operations processes are essential for 5G.
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