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Mohu Turns Over New Leaf for OTA TV
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4/15/2014  |  8 comments
Mohu introduces new Leaf Metro antenna and promises a device that will combine OTA and web-based video content.
Eurobites: BT's Rivals Go Ultrafast in York
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4/15/2014  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's appetite for superfast; broadband Bolognese; the Nokia tablet that never was.
SCTE Seeks Corporate Buddies
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4/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Cable tech group launches corporate alliance program to hike membership and deliver more customized training and education for cable employees.
Eurobites: Sawiris Eyes Telecom Italia Investment
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4/14/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional news roundup: BT challenges 'margin squeeze' note; eircom considers IPO; European Commission targets mHealth.
Aereo Sets Chromecast Debut After Court Date
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4/11/2014  |  6 comments
Aereo plans to go live with Chromecast support on May 29, more than a month after the company will present its case against broadcasters to the Supreme Court.
Adobe & thePlatform Tie TVE Knot
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4/10/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast-owned media publishing unit teams up with Adobe to pitch multscreen video service packages to pay-TV and content providers.
New Alliance Advances Single US Rural Network
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4/10/2014  |  5 comments
Indatel brings the bandwidth, and ANPI brings the services, in an effort to move to a seamless network of rural broadband providers.
AT&T's Going to Carolina With 1 Gig
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4/10/2014  |  19 comments
AT&T seeks to expand its 1-Gig fiber service to six North Carolina cities, as well as boost coverage in Austin, Texas.
Amid Hearings, Comcast Ups Speeds/Hotspots
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4/10/2014  |  5 comments
Comcast announces higher Internet speeds and more WiFi hotspots amid Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
What Cisco Wants in a Carrier Partner
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4/10/2014  |  4 comments
Global reach, hybrid cloud support, and bandwidth to support the coming Internet of Everything.
Eircom Rolls Out VDSL2 Vectoring With Huawei
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4/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Irish incumbent has upgraded most of its 3,000 street cabinets with VDSL2 vectoring technology to enable broadband downstream speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s.
China's Innovation Deficit
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4/9/2014  |  24 comments
There are plenty of technology startups in China, but none of them are in telecom systems.
Huawei Announces Senior Management Appointments
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4/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Huawei announces the appointment of its Chief Strategy Marketing Officer, President of Products & Solutions, Vice President of the Carrier Business Group (BG), and Vice President of the Enterprise BG.
ANPI, Indatel Link Services, Networks
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4/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Coalition of rural fiber optic networks and advanced services company team up to deliver complete package for rural areas.
Google Casts a Wide Wireless Net
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4/8/2014  |  30 comments
Google's wireless ambitions might be more than a US MVNO. The search firm appears to be tackling everything from WiFi extensions to Internet delivered via balloons.
NGD Hooks Up Data Center With Openreach
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4/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Openreach selected by Next Generation Data to provide further high-speed connectivity to its NGD Europe mega data center in South Wales.
The Digital Lifestyle Goes Corporate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/8/2014  |  2 comments
Service providers are being challenged to enable a digital lifestyle for their corporate clients as well as residential customers.
Will Google Fight Fire With Android TV?
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4/7/2014  |  4 comments
On the heels of Amazon's Fire TV launch last week, Google appears to be preparing its own Android TV product.
Frontier Buffaloes Social Media
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4/7/2014  |  16 comments
Frank the Buffalo is the popular face of Frontier on Facebook and elsewhere, even if his no-BS promise left some customers cold.
Photos: Cable Next-Gen Technologies 2014
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4/7/2014  |  7 comments
A record-breaking crowd flocked to Denver for our annual information-packed, tech networking schmoozeria in late March.
Frontier Pursues Broader Business Footprint
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4/7/2014  |  1 comment
Investment in upgrading Verizon properties starting to pay off for Frontier, as it prepares to add AT&T Connecticut footprint.
Freescale to Buy Mindspeed Unit from MACOM
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4/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Addition of ARM-based, multicore product family for networking equipment extends Freescale's presence and reach in multiple high-volume segments.
Bye Bye OCAP, Hello RDK
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4/4/2014  |  1 comment
Deciding that it's time to leave OCAP behind, the cable industry is increasingly turning to RDK to take its place.
Canadian Operator Sends SOS Over OSS
Shades of Ray  | 
4/4/2014  |  8 comments
Independent Canadian operator Eeyou Communications Network needs some advice about OSS and BSS for a small fiber network operation.
Could Europe's Net Neutrality Legislation Cause a Comms Car Crash?
Shades of Ray  | 
4/4/2014  |  14 comments
The European Union parliament is one step away from introducing a set of mobile roaming and net neutrality rules that are contradictory and potentially disastrous, argues one seasoned industry analyst.
Adtran Lowers Q1 Revenue Expectations
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4/3/2014  |  Post a comment
Adtran is citing slower domestic sales to Tier 2 and 3 carriers for a Q1 revenue droop.
Amazon Joins Video Streaming Wars
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4/3/2014  |  9 comments
In a long-awaited move, Amazon launches media streaming set-top to take on Apple TV, Roku, and Google's Chromecast in growing media streaming market.
Xilinx: An 'All Programmable' Strategy
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4/3/2014  |  6 comments
Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.
Wheeler Writes Regulatory Rubric
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4/3/2014  |  6 comments
FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a regulatory rubric for addressing telecom challenges in the 21st century.
Rep. Rips Retrans 'Racket'
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4/2/2014  |  13 comments
Slamming broadcasters, Rep. Anna Eshoo calls retransmission-consent deals a 'racket' at the American Cable Association Summit in Washington.
Eurobites: BT to Enter Quad-Play Fray?
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4/1/2014  |  5 comments
Also on today's EMEA news smorgasbord: Openreach offers nationwide 100G; Telecom Italia sells HQ; startup banks on super-slow broadband.
Multiscreen Viewers Want Better Views
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3/31/2014  |  12 comments
Despite a decline in video buffering rates, multiscreen viewers expect much greater improvements in video streaming quality than service providers are delivering so far.
A Look Inside US Data Centers
Infographics  | 
3/31/2014  |  4 comments
All you ever wanted to know -- and more! -- about data centers in the US.
Social Drones
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3/31/2014  |  7 comments
Zuckerberg has wings. And to think, some said Facebook Would never take off.
Facebook Buys British Drone Specialist
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3/31/2014  |  15 comments
Small team developing solar-powered drones joins the Facebook team that's aiming to connect the world.
Huawei Pumps Up Its Profits to $3.5B
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3/31/2014  |  10 comments
Chinese vendor's annual report unveils sharp rise in net profits as annual revenues climb by 8.5%.
HP Beefs Up Its SDN Portfolio
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3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
New services and products are designed to help customers increase network agility and simplify management.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Extended
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3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.
Salinger Draws Comcast CCAP Roadmap
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3/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Comcast is adding DOCSIS 3.1 to its own CCAP product specs and looking at remote PHY next.
CCA 2014: Competitive Carriers Remember the Alamo
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3/28/2014  |  14 comments
This week's CCA Expo in San Antonio, Texas, brought carriers and service providers together for duopoly bashing, advocacy for regulatory changes, Tex-Mex, goofy hats, and the Alamo.
Insights From Cable Next-Gen 2014
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3/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Comcast's Cloud DVR, distributed networks, DOCSIS 3.1, optical transport… all featured at the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver.
DOCSIS 3.1: What's Next?
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3/27/2014  |  8 comments
DOCSIS 3.1 development continues, but it's only one piece of the puzzle for next-generation cable networks.
Son: Dish Could Be Sprint's Great Ally
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3/27/2014  |  10 comments
SoftBank's head honcho is continuing his pro-merger campaign, but he's also open to partners for Sprint, including the CCA's 100 rural members and former foe Dish Network.
Alcatel-Lucent Soars on $1B China Deal
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3/27/2014  |  1 comment
Major equipment deal with China Mobile gives AlcaLu's stock a boost.
China Mobile Picks Alcatel-Lucent for IP, Broadband
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3/27/2014  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile sign comprehensive frame agreement that includes IP networking and 4G TD-LTE technology, paving way for future NFV and cloud-based services.
Yahoo Japan Strikes $3.2B Deal for eAccess
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3/27/2014  |  2 comments
Yahoo Japan is buying its sister company as it extends its reach into the communications services market.
Discord Down Under
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3/27/2014  |  1 comment
NBN suffers
Political latency
And slows to a crawl
Emerson Outlines Strategies for Battery Optimization
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3/26/2014  |  Post a comment
White paper identifies testing procedures and maintenance strategies to optimize the performance and lifespan of DC power system batteries in critical infrastructure environments.
Enter the Leading Lights Awards… NOW!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/26/2014  |  3 comments
Time is running out to be a part of this year's Leading Lights, the annual awards program run by Light Reading.
Sales Slump Takes Shine Off ZTE's Profits
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3/26/2014  |  1 comment
After a loss in 2012, ZTE was back in the black last year thanks to tax rebates, but its sales dipped significantly.
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Maximizing Customer Experience & Assuring Service Delivery in an IP World

4|15|14   |   4:57   |   (0) comments

Steven Shalita, VP of Marketing, NetScout Systems, Inc., discusses the challenges cable/MSO operators face in assuring the delivery of new IP-based services. Key points include the value of proactively managing performance, and using rich analytics and operational intelligence to better understand service and usage trends, make smarter business decisions and ...
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Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video

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Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
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Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test

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Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.
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Managing & Monetizing Big Data in Operator Environments

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At Mobile World Congress, Gigamon's Director of Service Provider Solutions, Andy Huckridge, and Heavy Reading Analyst Sarah Wallace discuss the 'big data' issues facing carriers and operators today.
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Data Center Energy – Build Your Data Center in a Modular Way

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Dr. Fang Liangzhou, VP Network Energy Product Line, shared his thoughts about the challenges for data centers during CeBIT 2014.
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Agile Network Solution – An Overview of Huawei's Agile Network Solution

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Ajay Gupta, Director of Product Marketing, Networking Product Line, gives an overview of the Agile Network Solutions during CeBIT 2014.
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Huawei’s eLTE Voice Trunking, Video and Data Applied for Railways

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Gottfried Winter is the Sales Director at Funkwerk, a German specialist in GSM-r terminals and a long-time partner of Huawei. At CeBIT 2014, Winter talks to Light Reading about this partnership and the integration of enhanced voice trunking, video and data functions.
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LeaseWeb Speaks Highly of Huawei's Datacenter Products

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Rene Olde Olthof, Operations Director LeaseWeb, talks about the next data center transformation during CeBIT 2014.
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Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture

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Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.
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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger at Mobile World Congress

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VMware CEO Pat Gelsinger speaks to Heavy Reading about the value of virtualization spanning from the data center to service provider networks to mobile devices.
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Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

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After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Lee Doyle of Doyle Research gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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Analysts' Impressions of Huawei SoftCOM at ONS 2014

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After visiting the Huawei booth at ONS, Rick Talbot of Current Analysis gives his appraisal of Huawei's SoftCOM solution.
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