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Arris Preps New CPE Products
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8/8/2013  |  Post a comment
With its Moto Home acquisition closed, Arris is preparing to launch new customer premises equipment products, including video gateways, to make up for its stalled set-top box sales
Chromecast & the Battle for the Living Room
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
8/7/2013  |  5 comments
Google's Chromecast could be a threat to cable providers and streaming TV rivals while providing the search giant the most direct route to its users' family rooms or man caves
Retrans Fees Fuel Charter Losses
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8/6/2013  |  Post a comment
Charter reports a net loss of $96M in Q2 despite residential and consumer revenue gains
Chrome Cuts: Refurb Apple TVs Drop to $75
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8/2/2013  |  2 comments
Apple cuts prices on refurb streaming set-tops as Google's Chromecast starts to make waves
Video Execs Warn: Embrace OTT or Die
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8/1/2013  |  Post a comment
Independent Show speakers urge cable operators to focus on broadband video fare to capture 20-somethings' eyeballs
Broadband Saves TWC's Sales
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8/1/2013  |  2 comments
Time Warner Cable lost residential customers during Q2 but generated more revenues thanks to its broadband service revenues
Comcast Hits Gas Pedal on X1
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7/31/2013  |  Post a comment
Giant U.S. MSO accelerates X1 rollout as it continues to bleed video subs
Qwilt Banks $16M in New Funding
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7/31/2013  |  1 comment
Online video startup raises another $16 million as it continues pursuit of cable deals
Comcast Unit Hits HD Jackpot
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7/30/2013  |  Post a comment
Comcast division opens up space for extra TV channels for cable indies through video compression technology that uses less bandwidth
TWC Rethinks Its Broadband Strategy
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7/30/2013  |  4 comments
Second largest U.S. cable operator looks to raise modem fees for third time in a year and cap broadband usage again
Court Deals Broadcasters Dish DVR Blow
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7/29/2013  |  3 comments
Dish gets a win as a major US court of appeals rules that its Hopper ad-stripping technology doesn't break the law
Time Warner Cable Names New CEO
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7/26/2013  |  Post a comment
Chairman and CEO Glenn Britt will hand over to his COO when he retires at the end of the year
Comcast Spreads X1’s Wings
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7/25/2013  |  1 comment
Comcast rolls out IP video guide throughout New England while TWC launches new Web portal
Chromecast Gives Google a Home Run
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7/25/2013  |  12 comments
Game over. Google wins. Probably
Entone, LG Blend OTT With Live TV
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7/24/2013  |  Post a comment
Companies team on new media streaming box that supports both OTT video and live TV services
AT&T U-Verse Catches FiOS
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7/24/2013  |  2 comments
AT&T's fiber-enabled TV service reaches 5 million video subs, matching Verizon's FiOS Video total
FiOS 500 Leaves Cable in Dust
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7/23/2013  |  7 comments
Verizon's new 500Mbit/s service puts US MSOs back on defensive in broadband speed wars
iControl Fast-Tracks Android
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7/23/2013  |  1 comment
Cable home security and automation service unveils new program for Android app developers
Dish Cuts NimbleTV to the Quick
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7/22/2013  |  5 comments
Satellite TV provider rejects Nimble's plan to stream its programming over Web to broadband users
Docsis 3.0 Strikes Bonanza
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7/19/2013  |  3 comments
Top cable Docsis spec drives strong growth in home broadband equipment shipments.
TWC, CBS Fan Retransmission Flames
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
7/19/2013  |  1 comment
Escalating fight over network licensing fees could hurt cable subscribers in major US markets
Arris Caps Off CCAP Trials
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7/18/2013  |  1 comment
Big equipment vendor announces general availability of E6000 CMTS device for CCAP use
Google, Apple Pitch Pay-TV Services
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7/17/2013  |  1 comment
Google reportedly plots online TV service while Apple plugs premium, ad-skipping service
Buckeye Cable Embraces IPv6
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7/16/2013  |  6 comments
Mid-sized Midwest cable operator becomes the latest MSO to start the IPv6 transition
Set-Top Shipments Will Keep Soaring
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7/15/2013  |  Post a comment
IHS predicts that global STB shipments will hit record highs in 2015 before receding.
Hulu Still Flirts With Time Warner Cable
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7/15/2013  |  4 comments
Hulu's owners reportedly seek to sell stake to TWC, while Comcast comes out sitting pretty
Rovi Roves With Apple & Android
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7/12/2013  |  Post a comment
Rovi lands second Canadian MSO for iPad app and gets DivX on Freescale Android chipset
Tales of Tivli: Taking TVE to School
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7/11/2013  |  Post a comment
Harvard grads seek to expand college-based TV and multi-screen video service to campuses throughout US
College IPTV Service Makes Grade
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7/10/2013  |  Post a comment
Tivli raises $6.3 million from a group of investors, including HBO and Mark Cuban
TV Middleware Rising to Top
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7/10/2013  |  Post a comment
New study sees most of growth coming from TV guide software, metadata and technologies
Broadcom Chips in EPON Support
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7/9/2013  |  Post a comment
Chipmaker unveils first silicon for EPON gear that meets cable industry's DPoE standard
Entropic Cuts Staff Again
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7/8/2013  |  1 comment
Chip maker plans to lay off 70 employees as it restructures to focus on new markets
Comcast Makes Home Pass
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7/5/2013  |  4 comments
Big US MSO introduces automatic authentication for TV Everywhere use
Cable STBs Buck the Trend
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7/4/2013  |  2 comments
Shipments of OTT media servers also climb in Q1 as emerging markets embrace digital video
Samsung Swallows Boxee
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7/3/2013  |  2 comments
Korean electronics giant strikes deal for Israeli streaming video upstart
Is Apple TV the New Cable Channel?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
7/3/2013  |  1 comment
Speculation suggests Time Warner Cable's app is heading for a new platform
Behind Cable's Urge to Merge
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7/2/2013  |  1 comment
Several key factors are fueling the fresh scent of cable consolidation in the air
Cox Flirts With Fanhattan
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7/1/2013  |  4 comments
Cable operator tests $35 online TV package that could suggest major changes afoot in video content delivery
Arris Cuts 500 Staff
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6/28/2013  |  1 comment
Layoffs hit former Motorola Home and Arris staff at Horsham, Pa. and 24 other facilities
Xbox Puts Time Warner App on Tap
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6/28/2013  |  1 comment
Hundreds of live channels to stream through Microsoft platform
DirecTV Takes DVR Over Wi-Fi
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6/28/2013  |  2 comments
Satellite TV giant introduces DVR streaming over Wi-Fi connections
Photos: Cable Show 2013
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6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Snapshots from the Cable Show in steamy, rainy Washington, D.C.
New Gigabit Player Plans Debut
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6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Gigabit Squared aims to launch 1Gbit/s service in Seattle for $80 a month next year
MSOs Slash Equipment Spending
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6/24/2013  |  Post a comment
CMTS and edge QAM shipments and revenues fall in Q1 but are expected to pick up
Antenna TV Roars Back
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6/24/2013  |  8 comments
Number of US broadcast-only TV homes jumps again in latest research survey
AT&T Ramps Up U-verse
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6/21/2013  |  18 comments
Big telco tests bonded VDSL2 gateway that can produce downstream speeds up to 45 Mbit/s
Small Firms Love Cable
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6/20/2013  |  Post a comment
But midsize and larger firms are more satisfied with telcos, reveals J.D. Power study
LG Woos Hotels With Free EPGs
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6/19/2013  |  1 comment
CE giant seeks to make further inroads in hospitality TV market with offer
Cable Is Key to 'New' Alcatel-Lucent
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6/19/2013  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes highlights cable's growing importance as he outlines the vendor's new strategy
Thinking Inside the Box
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6/17/2013  |  Post a comment
Visible World, FourthWall Media team to put addressable ads on more cable set-tops
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Last week I dropped in on "Hotlanta," Georgia to moderate Light Reading's inaugural DroneComm conference – a unique colloquium investigating the potential for drone communications to disrupt the world's telecom ecosystem. As you will see, it was a day of exploration and epiphany...
Between the CEOs
Affirmed Networks CEO: Digging Into NFV

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Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
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Cable Eyeing SDN for Headend, Home Uses

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CableLabs is looking at virtualizing CMTS and CCAP devices in the headend, as well as in-home devices, says CableLabs' Karthik Sundaresan.
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Verizon's Emmons: SDN Key to Cost-Effective Scaling

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For Verizon and other network operators to ramp up available bandwidth cost effectively, they need to move to SDN and agree on how to do that.
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Lack of Universal SDN a Challenge

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Heavy Reading Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how uncertainty about SDN standards and approaches may be slowing deployment.
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Steve Vogelsang Interview: Carrier SDN

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Sterling Perrin speaks to Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, about the new Carrier SDN-enabling Network Services Platform and the operator challenges it solves.
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Carrier SDN: On-Demand Networks for an On-Demand World

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Steve Vogelsang, Alcatel-Lucent CTO for IP Routing & Transport business, talks about requirements and benefits of Carrier SDN during the keynote address at the Light Reading Carrier SDN event May 2015.
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The Security Challenge of SDN

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CenturyLink VP James Feger discusses concerns that virtualization could create new vulnerabilities unless network operators build in safeguards.
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NFV Elasticity – Highly Available VNF Scale-Out Architectures for the Mobile Edge

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Peter Marek and Paul Stevens from Advantech Networks and Communications Group talk about their NFV Elasticity initiative and the company's latest platforms for deploying virtual network functions at the edge of the network. Packetarium XL and the new Versatile Server Module: 'designed to reach parts of the network that other servers cannot reach.'
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Bay Area Spark Meetup 2015

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Developed in 2009, Apache Spark is a powerful open source processing engine built around speed, ease of use and sophisticated analytics. This spring, Huawei hosted a meetup for Spark developers and data scientists in Santa Clara, California. Light Reading spoke with organizers and attendees about Huawei's code contributions and long-term commitment to Spark.
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The Transport SDN Buzz

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Sterling Perrin, senior analyst at Heavy Reading, speaks with Peter Ashwood-Smith of Huawei and Guru Parulkar of ON.Lab about the evolution of transport SDN and the integration of technologies.
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Next-Generation CCAP: Cisco cBR-8 Evolved CCAP

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explained the innovation design of Cisco's cBR-8, the industry's first Evolved CCAP, including DOCSIS 3.1 design from ground-up, distributed CCAP with Remote PHY and path to virtualization. Cisco's cBR-8 Evolved CCAP is the platform that will last through the transitions.
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Meeting the Demands of Bandwidth & Service Group Growth

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Jorge Salinger, Comcast's Vice President of Access Architecture, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 and multi-service CCAP can meet the demands of the bandwidth and service group growth.
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BETWEEN THE CEOs - Executive Interviews
On May 29th 10 AM ET, Steve Saunders, founder and CEO of Light Reading, will be drilling into the "pains and gains" of NFV with Saar Gillai, SVP & GM for NFV at Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ) (HP). He has defined a four-step NFV model describing a sequence of technology innovation. It's a must-read doc for any network architect looking to get to grips with their NFV migration strategy. Join us for the interview, and the chance to ask Saar your NFV questions directly!
Hassan Ahmed, CEO of Affirmed Networks, is making some big claims for his NFV startup. I sat down with him at the Light Reading HQ in New York City to get the skinny on what this Acton, Mass.-based startup is up to.
With 200 customers in 60 countries, Stockholm-based Net Insight has carved out a solid leadership position in one of the hottest vertical markets going in comms right now: helping service providers and broadcasters deliver video and other multimedia traffic over IP networks. How has Net Insight managed to achieve this success in the face of immense competition from the industry giants?
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