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Charter Gains on Digital, Broadband Upgrades
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10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Charter reports robust revenue growth in third quarter, thanks to all-digital system conversions and strong broadband sub gains.
Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
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10/29/2014  |  5 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.
HbbTV Momentum Continues to Grow
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Within the last 12 months the HbbTV Association has achieved membership growth of 25%.
CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
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10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which is also featuring in the core network plans of all three major Chinese carriers.
Verizon-Backed Site Bans Stories on US Spying, Net Neutrality
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10/29/2014  |  6 comments
Stories about drag queens are OK, though.
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
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?
Major Chinese Operators Choose Alcatel IP Router
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10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent awarded bids for its ground-breaking IP core router by China Telecom, China Unicom and China Mobile.
CenturyLink Upgrades IP Core With Alcatel
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink today announced an upgrade of its core IP network using Alcatel-Lucent's 7950 XRS core routers.
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
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10/29/2014  |  3 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
G.fast: Niche or Not?
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10/29/2014  |  1 comment
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
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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.
Can Amazon Light a Fire [Stick] Under Cable?
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Will the launch of Amazon's Fire TV Stick prompt the cable industry to take a closer look at the tiny set-top form factor before it's too late?
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
Eurobites: Boffins Unveil 7-Core Fiber
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
eircom Plans 1 Gbit/s FTTH
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Irish incumbent enters the next stage of its access network evolution and plans trials for high-speed rural broadband services.
U-verse Growth Slows, but Still Gaining
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10/27/2014  |  5 comments
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform records slower growth again in third quarter, but still gains on competitors, while GigaPower accelerates.
Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
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10/27/2014  |  1 comment
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.
Frontier Launches 1-Gig Speeds to Oregon
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10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Frontier follows up its launch of 1-Gig in Durham, N.C., by announcing 1-Gig service in a number of Oregon cities.
Roku Prepping for IPO – WSJ, NYT
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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
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10/27/2014  |  2 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.
Net Insight Seals €1.7M Deal With Rai Way
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10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Italian network services provider chooses Net Insight's transport solution for media, IP and broadcast networks.
Comcast Coasts on X1, Data, Business Services
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10/24/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast cuts video sub losses in traditionally poor third quarter, while scoring big broadband, WiFi and business services gain.
Roku Raises $25M, But for What?
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10/23/2014  |  10 comments
Roku has raised another $25 million in private equity funds, but how will it use the money in the increasingly competitive media streaming market?
AT&T: Merger Review Halt Won't Hurt Us
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10/23/2014  |  18 comments
Despite the FCC stopping the clock on review, AT&T says it's still confident that the Commission will approve its DirecTV buyout in the first half of 2015.
Adtran Unveils Gigabit Access Router
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10/23/2014  |  Post a comment
NetVanta 56660 integrates Layer 2 and Layer 3 capabilities in a single box for service providers' enterprise Carrier Ethernet accounts.
Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
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10/23/2014  |  3 comments
As HBO and CBS move ahead with their à la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.
Because CableCARD Never Dies
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
TiVo wants the FCC to uphold its CableCARD mandate, even as it seeks a STB rule waiver and Verizon tries to get the entire mandate overturned.
Adtran Gets Its CE 2.0 Badge
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Expands applications beyond FTTH Gigabit broadband service aggregation to include business Ethernet and small cell backhaul markets.
Technicolor Reports Q3 Revenues
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Q3 revenues down 3.1% due to low DVD volumes in the quarter.
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
TWC Joins DVR Wars in NYC & LA
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10/21/2014  |  4 comments
Time Warner Cable is introducing an upgraded "Enhanced DVR" service in its NYC and LA markets as part of its broader TWC Maxx initiative.
Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
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10/21/2014  |  4 comments
Bullish predictions for NG-PON2 are coming from at least two of the fixed broadband sector's lead protagonists, with AlcaLu and Huawei both gunning for early market entry.
Online Viewing Goes Over the Top
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10/21/2014  |  3 comments
Online TV viewing is way up, with game consoles and OTT devices topping the TV Everywhere charts, according to Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report.
FiOS: New Subs Down, Upload Speeds Up
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10/21/2014  |  2 comments
While video and data subs growth keeps slipping for Verizon's FTTP platform, FiOS is still making inroads against cable with higher data speeds and other new features.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland Turns to Ericsson for VoLTE
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM salivates over Christmas device sales; VimpelCom sells African units; Virgin does fiber-to-the-monkeyhangers.
CableLabs Slates DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
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10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
CableLabs schedules the first two D3.1 Interops for the first week of December and mid-January, but it's not clear yet which equipment vendors will participate.
Incognito Unveils New QoE Solution for CPE
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10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Launching its first major product update since last month's acquisition by Volaris Group, Incognito announced the Auto Configuration Server 3.0, a home networking management solution for broadband CPE.
Adtran Appoints CTO for EMEA, Asia-Pac
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10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
New position created for Ronan Kelly at optical vendor.
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
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10/20/2014  |  5 comments
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
Eurobites: DT, Orange Back in EE Sale Talks
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10/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefónica uses Huawei's XG-PON in Spain; job losses likely at Ziggo.
Google Debuts Android TV Player
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10/17/2014  |  4 comments
Aiming once again at the TV set, Google introduces the Nexus Player, which will compete in the growing media streaming market with boxes from Amazon, Apple and Roku.
WOW! Business Enters Maryland Market
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Regional operator to offer Internet, voice, data and cloud services to businesses in Annapolis and other communities in Anne Arundel County.
CBS Takes OTT Plunge
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10/16/2014  |  10 comments
CBS launches an over-the-top subscription service for $5.99 per month with on-demand content, select live TV streams and advertising.
Campus Televideo Partners With Philo for IPTV to Colleges
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Largest US integrator of television programming to colleges and universities brings Philo on board.
Eurobites: Ericsson Strengthens Its Analytics Hand With Sentilla Buy
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10/16/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria claims G.fast breakthrough; Deutsche Telekom fined for margin squeezing; Ryder Cup boost for BSkyB.
STB Revenues Up But Shipments Down
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Cable set-top boxes enjoy strong second quarter, posting sequential gains in both shipments and revenues, thanks to a 'refresh cycle' in North America and Europe.
HBO Will Go OTT in 2015
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10/15/2014  |  15 comments
At long last, HBO will launch its own standalone over-the-top video service in 2015, putting it in direct competition with Netflix, Hulu and other Internet video players.
PlayStation TV Launches, Sans Netflix
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10/15/2014  |  7 comments
The new Sony PlayStation TV has launched in North America, but with no support for Netflix, Hulu or YouTube, its use as a media streamer seems limited.
AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.
Aereo Seeks Pay-TV Operator Status
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10/14/2014  |  4 comments
Free broadcast TV over-the-air may end up becoming pay TV online, and Aereo could help make it happen through an FCC filing.
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The Next-Gen Network Disconnect

10|29|14   |   01:23   |   (0) 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?
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Grow Your VPN Service Revenue

10|27|14   |   4:00   |   (0) comments


Watch how CSP product managers can better differentiate and maximize the value of their Internet, VPN and cloud services for business services customers, by adding premium application performance visibility to their data services.
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Add SmartSense to Make Your Network Ready for 4K

10|27|14   |   3:23   |   (0) comments


To make current networks ready for the coming 4K TV challenges, Huawei SmartSense solution will conveniently add experience and operation capabilities to boost telcos' future business.
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NetMatrix: Orchestrate the SDN & NFV World

10|27|14   |   4:11   |   (0) comments


Orchestrator is important in SDN/NFV world to make Telcom network automate, open and efficient. NetMatrix, as Huawei SDN/NFV orchestrator solution, has been in deployment and is showing its' value in real scenarios.
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Huawei FusionSphere Enabling ICT Transformation

10|27|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


Jeffrey Gao, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei West Europe Region, talks about the company's future-oriented cloud strategy. Huawei is providing full portfolio of IT architecture and building an open cloud ecosystem with innovative cloud OS FusionSphere to support customers' ICT transformation.
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Huawei Partner Interview: StorIT

10|27|14   |   4:20   |   (0) comments


An interview with Suren Vendantham of StorIT, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East region.
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Huawei Partner Interview: Optimus

10|27|14   |   3:14   |   (0) comments


An interview with Nehul Goradia of Optimus, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East.
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Huawei Partner Interview: Enterprise Solutions

10|27|14   |   4:57   |   (0) comments


An interview with Pouya Parsafar of Enterprise Solutions, a valued distributor partner with Huawei.
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Huawei Customer Interview: OETC

10|27|14   |   2:35   |   (0) comments


An interview with Saif Albadi, of the Oman Electricity Transmissions Company, a government utility in that company that partners with Huawei.
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Huawei Customer Interview: Jannah Hotels & Resorts

10|27|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments


An interview with Nehmeh Darwish, CEO of Jannah Hotel & Resorts, about his collaboration with Huawei across five hotels in the United Arab Emirates.
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Huawei's Commitment to the Middle East: GITEX 2014 Wrap-up

10|27|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with interviews with current Huawei customers.
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Huawei: GITEX 2014 Day 1 Highlights

10|27|14   |   2:58   |   (0) comments


Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition), an annual computer and electronics trade show and conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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