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TWC Joins DVR Wars in NYC & LA
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  2 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
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  2 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
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  2 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
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  1 comment
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
News Analysis  | 
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
Column  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
Pace Crashes Data Gateway Market
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
World's leading set-top maker rolls out three DOCSIS 3.0 wireless gateways in North America, taking on Arris, Cisco, Hitron, Netgear and other incumbent players.
Iliad Ends Pursuit of T-Mobile US
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Iliad kills its plan to acquire T-Mobile US after its improved bid was rejected.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
Column  | 
10/13/2014  |  4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot  | 
10/10/2014  |  11 comments
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
Echostar Preps 'Sage' Smart Home
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2014  |  4 comments
Echostar is preparing its new Sage smart-home service for launch in early 2015.
The Big Bandwidth Question
UBB Forum News  | 
10/10/2014  |  1 comment
Will we ever have enough bandwidth?
Europe's Fiber Sell-Off
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10/10/2014  |  Post a comment
There's a lot of M&A activity in Europe being driven by demand for fiber assets.
Speed Battle Rages in Germany
UBB Forum News  | 
10/10/2014  |  1 comment
Cable and hybrid heat up Germany's broadband battle.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile Form Connected Car Venture
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2014  |  2 comments
Also: Liberty cleared for Ziggo M&A; EC deregulates fixed line telephony; Hyperoptic to fiber up more UK cities; Ericsson wins managed services deal.
Report: Cisco Starts Reorg, Layoffs
News Analysis  | 
10/9/2014  |  5 comments
The shakeup will affect up to 6,000 positions and mean broad changes across the company.
TWC Speeds Along With Speed Hikes
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10/9/2014  |  2 comments
Time Warner Cable says it's now offering top broadband download speeds of 300 Mbit/s to more than 1.5 million customers, after completing network upgrades in the Austin, Texas market.
Comcast, TWC Shareholders OK Deal
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10/9/2014  |  8 comments
Shareholders of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable have approved the proposed merger of the two MSOs. TWC investors also approved golden parachute payouts for top execs.
Risky Business for EE
UBB Forum News  | 
10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
The UK mobile giant has entered the TV services market to offer a quad play package, but it lacks a key ingredient – exclusive content.
Spirent Launches WiFi, Broadband Monitoring Tool
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
AxonPulse complements current passive visibility solutions by simulating customer network activity and measuring their experience.
Alcatel-Lucent Opens Customer Network Center in Tokyo
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10/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Dedicated facility gives Alcatel-Lucent customers hands-on experience with advanced technologies to create new services and virtualized network functions.
Passpoint Moves Towards Carrier WiFi
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10/8/2014  |  1 comment
The Wi-Fi Alliance has added new provisioning, security, and service management features to its Passpoint standard for next-generation WiFi hotspots.
Cisco Plots CCAP Comeback
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10/8/2014  |  1 comment
Cisco rolls out line card upgrade for its flagship CMTS device as it gears up to introduce its new, long-awaited CCAP chassis early next year.
TIA Enlists Non-Telecom Leadership
News Analysis  | 
10/8/2014  |  2 comments
The association's newly created position of CEO goes to a Washington insider/telecom outsider, while the direction of the group remains in question.
Headline Speeds
UBB Flash Poll  | 
10/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Will connection speed become a less prominent feature of broadband marketing in the next few years?
Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray  | 
10/7/2014  |  3 comments
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.
Arris Powers Cincinnati Bell's TV Everywhere Service
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Arris Whole Home Solution Mobile delivers a differentiated mobile device video subscriber experience that integrates with Cincinnati Bell's existing back-office systems.
Sony, Dish Hit OTT TV Pricing Wall
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2014  |  8 comments
Sony and Dish are confronting the same dilemma that every other pay-TV provider has faced: how to keep subscription fees down while still offering enough content to keep viewers happy.
Cox Goes Gaga Over Gigabit
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10/7/2014  |  8 comments
Cox will roll out 1-Gig service first in Phoenix later this month, followed by launches in Las Vegas and Omaha, as it seeks to parry similar rollouts by CenturyLink in those markets.
MaxLinear to Acquire Physpeed
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Transaction accelerates entry into enterprise and infrastructure markets.
Thread Protocol for IoT Proceeds to First Beta
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2014  |  1 comment
The months-old Thread Group, supported by Google and many big vendors, opens membership and sees first tests of silicon.
Poll: Mobile Broadband Won't Catch Fixed
UBB Forum News  | 
10/7/2014  |  6 comments
Light readers believe that fiber will always have an edge on wireless when it comes to broadband speeds.
Keymile Names New CEO
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Axel Föry becomes the new CEO of Keymile, with Roland Schweyer replacing him as CSO.
Lantiq Intros G.fast Residential Gateway Reference Design
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Lantiq announces EASY330 G.fast reference board, which it says is the industry's first residential gateway reference design built around G.fast.
Sckipio Unveils G.fast Chipsets
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Sckipio's new DP3000 G.fast DPU Chipset and CP1000 G.fast CPE Chipset deliver 1Gbit/s-last-mile-broadband access over existing copper wiring.
Eurobites: Altice Eyes Portugal Telecom Bid
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent profits warning hits share price; Nokia does live VoLTE for du; BSkyB's takeover plans please shareholders.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 2

10|21|14   |   8:51:00 AM   |   (0) comments


ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
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Distributed Access Architectures – 1

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SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 2

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ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
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The WiFi Road to Riches – 1

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SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

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SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

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Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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Exploring the Future of Cable Access

10|15|14   |   6:23   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Brett Wingo looks at where cable access architectures are heading, discussing the impact of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, Remote PHY, SDN, virtualization of cable networks and related technologies.
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