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Will Malone Take a Bigger Run at Ziggo?
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3/28/2013  |  Post a comment
Don't expect anything more to pop for a while, but one analyst sees John Malone & Co. as the 'logical, ultimate acquirer of Ziggo' if the price is right
Making Room for Docsis 3.1
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3/27/2013  |  1 comment
Cable operators will need to free up at least 24MHz of spectrum for Docsis 3.1. But why is that the magic number?
Will Malone Make a Charter Connection?
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3/18/2013  |  1 comment
Liberty Media's rumored plan to snag a 25% stake in Charter for $2.5B could aid the MSO's M&A strategy
Good News/Bad News for Cable TV
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3/18/2013  |  Post a comment
Top US cable operators lost 1.41 million video subs in 2012, but the bleeding continues to show signs of slowing in a saturated pay-TV market
Ad-Vantage Aereo?
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3/15/2013  |  Post a comment
Aereo streams its 'no cable required' tagline into the video world. Will consumers tune in to the message?
Comcast Goes On a VoD Binge
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3/13/2013  |  Post a comment
Netflix, what you got? 'Watchathon Week' will serve up 3,500 TV episodes from 30 programmers as Comcast tries amp up VoD usage on set-tops and mobile devices
Netflix ISP Shame Game Goes Global
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3/11/2013  |  3 comments
Netflix's ISP rankings add seven countries, and, once again, Open Connect members tend to secure the pole position for video streaming speed
Time To Teach Old STBs Some New Tricks
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3/8/2013  |  5 comments
Comcast pumped out 2.4B hours of VoD in 2012, but that number, and the rate of VoD growth, could improve if it fixed its legacy user interface problem
ActiveVideo Makes Another Cisco Connection
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3/7/2013  |  1 comment
Ex-Cisco exec Murali Nemani joins ActiveVideo at an opportune time. But is his role to drive growth or help the cloud TV specialist attract a suitor?
Comcast Extends Its Pre-Paid Model
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3/5/2013  |  1 comment
A new program for lower-income families indicates Comcast might be planning to expand on its pre-paid consumer trials
Here Come the TV Spectrum Prospectors
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3/1/2013  |  Post a comment
The TV station land grab is well underway as the FCC preps its incentive spectrum auction. SNL Kagan says $345 million in deals have gone down since 2011
Cablevision's Expanding Network DVR
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2/28/2013  |  Post a comment
DVR Plus is offered in the 'vast majority' of Cablevision's East Coast systems and supports more than 10M recordings and 3M-plus playbacks per week
Aereo: Cable Partner?
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2/27/2013  |  3 comments
It may seem far-fetched, but CEO Chet Kanojia believes cable operators can use Aereo to create a more 'compelling' broadband service bundle
Comcast Gets Bizzy With Apps
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2/20/2013  |  2 comments
Comcast's Kevin O'Toole says businesses with 50 employees or fewer represent the 'sweet spot' for the operator's new cloud-based Upware service
Aurora's Value Proposition
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2/19/2013  |  Post a comment
Harmonic is eager to exit its declining, low-margin cable access business. So, why is Aurora so keen to snap it up?
VoD Trends: Quality Over Quantity
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2/15/2013  |  Post a comment
Comcast is the marquee customer for a new video processing system from Elemental that can boost VoD quality with fewer bits
Does Dish Have a Plan B?
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2/12/2013  |  2 comments
Charlie Ergen insists Dish's rival bid for Clearwire is the best option, but admits that the 'deck is stacked against us'
Comcast Checks Into a New Revenue Stream
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2/11/2013  |  2 comments
Can Comcast make a successful run at servicing hotels while companies like LodgeNet struggle?
More M&A for Liberty Global?
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2/6/2013  |  2 comments
Liberty Global just struck a big deal to buy Virgin Media, but its CEO suggests the European invasion might be far from over
Sling Media Opens the TiVo Playbook
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1/9/2013  |  Post a comment
10:45 AM The place-shifting pioneer might open up a new revenue stream as it gets sue-happy. The strategy worked for TiVo, anyway
Will Broadcom Go for More Than 1-Gig?
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1/8/2013  |  2 comments
11:00 AM Broadcom exec says we shouldn't rule out the development of a 32-channel Docsis 3.0 chip
Arris Swings for the Fences
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12/20/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM The $2.35B deal for Motorola's Home business would remove Arris from the shadows of Cisco and cement Bob Stanzione's legacy
Quantifying 'The Netflix Problem'
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12/18/2012  |  1 comment
4:10 PM Talk about your operational challenges – Netflix encodes a whopping 120 different versions of each movie
Who's Behind Comcast's Video Downloader?
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12/14/2012  |  1 comment
11:10 AM The dots suggest it's Michael Willner's new company, Penthera
Google Fiber's Non-Experimental Experiment
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12/12/2012  |  2 comments
5:00 PM Eric Schmidt says Google's fiber project is 'not an experiment' and hints at expansion. But what else is he really supposed to say?
Netflix Hearts Google Fiber
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12/11/2012  |  2 comments
3:45 PM Netflix ranks the nation's 'major' ISPs, and apparently Google Fiber qualifies as one while satellite broadband providers get the cold shoulder
Does Google Have a Plan B?
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12/7/2012  |  2 comments
2:25 PM If Google doesn't get what it wants for Motorola's cable unit, it might reset the auction and try to sell off the parts
The New Bandwidth Management Tool
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12/4/2012  |  3 comments
2:55 PM Can we put the dropping of underperforming cable networks next to switched digital video, analog reclamation and advanced compression?
Could An Arris-Motorola Marriage Work?
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11/8/2012  |  Post a comment
11:45 AM An analyst weighs the good, bad and ugly that could happen should Arris make a run at Motorola's cable business
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Service or App (Cable)
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11/1/2012  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM As we near next week's Leading Lights awards in Gotham, here's why these six finalists made the cut
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Cable)
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10/24/2012  |  Post a comment
9:45 AM In round two of our 2012 Leading Lights award series, we offer the reasons why we picked these seven finalists
ADT Adds a Cable Guy
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10/22/2012  |  3 comments
3:15 PM ADT looks even more cable-friendly after industry vet Arthur Orduña joins the home security giant, which has been the topic of M&A scuttlebutt
Cable Whips Up Some Wireless
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10/12/2012  |  Post a comment
5:40 PM If you're heading to Cable-Tec Expo, don't miss our breakfast session on the industry's mobile and wireless broadband maneuvers
SeaChange Vs. Arris
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10/9/2012  |  Post a comment
5:20 PM Welcome back to the VoD squabble that never ends....
Patent Power
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10/5/2012  |  4 comments
12:55 PM ActiveVideo used it to vanquish Verizon, but CEO says the vendor will be careful not to abuse it
Cozying Up to OTT
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10/4/2012  |  Post a comment
1:00 PM The pay-TV and OTT providers still don't love each other, but an Amdocs study suggests tension between them is easing
Charter Makes Its Move
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10/2/2012  |  Post a comment
4:40 PM New Charter CEO Tom Rutledge continues to leave his mark as the operator gets ready to complete its turnaround
There's Something Dishy Going On
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9/28/2012  |  10 comments
1:30 PM Evidence mounts that Charlie Ergen's trying to launch a 'virtual' MSO that offers pay TV over the top
How ADT's Spinoff Could Affect Google
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9/19/2012  |  3 comments
5:45 PM The home security company's spinoff could create a chain reaction involving Comcast, Google and a familiar Motorola name
Comcast's Technicolor Dream Gateway
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9/18/2012  |  3 comments
6:00 PM Comcast is matching its new 305-Meg data tier with a bottleneck-busting wireless gateway, but is 1Gbit/s the new frontier?
When Will Cable Turn Up TiVo Stream?
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8/30/2012  |  Post a comment
5:30 PM A TiVo cable partner says there's lots to like about the new video transcoding sidecar, but is still noodling how and when to offer it
How the Courts Came Up With Verizon's $2.74 FiOS TV Tax
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8/29/2012  |  1 comment
8:00 AM Verizon should've worked something out with ActiveVideo when it had a chance
Verizon Wireless's Cable Cold Zones
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8/23/2012  |  2 comments
9:25 AM Here's a high-level view of where Verizon Wireless is banned from bundling its mobile services with cable TV and broadband
Comcast Preps for Broadband Price War
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8/17/2012  |  3 comments
2:10 PM MSO is apparently chewing on some big cuts that would put more heat on FiOS and enter play as it tees up new usage-based broadband policies
Signs of CCAP
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8/10/2012  |  Post a comment
5:15 PM Arris has yet to reveal its first CCAP product to the viewing public, but its E6000 chassis did make an appearance of sorts this week
Aereo Offers a Free Taste
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8/3/2012  |  1 comment
1:00 PM But is that enough to help it win its battle with broadcasters as Aereo strives to serve the 'public interest'?
The Google Fiber Threat
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7/26/2012  |  5 comments
6:05 PM Google won't steamroll the incumbents, but its measured service rollout could apply pricing pressure and speed the rollout of 1-Gig technology
Will Cable Face an OTT Block Party?
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7/23/2012  |  1 comment
1:40 PM It may just be a negotiation tactic, but there are worries that programmers will try to keep MSOs from piping OTT video directly to the TV
Caught in FiOS's Speed Trap
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7/20/2012  |  7 comments
6:00 AM Comcast reportedly is teeing up a 305Mbit/s tier to match up with Verizon's new high-end Quantum service
Pondering Pre-Paid Cable TV
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7/9/2012  |  7 comments
8:00 AM A U.S. cable operator is said to be exploring a pre-paid scheme that borrows a page from the wireless world
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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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DOCSIS 3.1: Transforming Cable From Hardware-Defined Network to Software-Defined Network

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John Chapman, Cisco's CTO of Cable Access Business Unit and Cisco Fellow, explains how DOCSIS 3.1 can transform cable HFC network to a more agile software-defined network.
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