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C Spire Goes Gigabit in Jackson
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9/2/2014  |  1 comment
The service provider adds Mississippi's capital to its statewide roster of cities targeted for service on its gigabit fiber-to-the-home network.
Verizon Smart Home Service Inches Closer
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9/2/2014  |  2 comments
The appearance of a new Verizon home automation gateway, developed with Greenwave Systems, signals the imminent launch of a new smart home service.
Verizon, Cox Rank Tops With Business
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9/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Small and midsized firms both rate Verizon highest for overall service quality, while Cox takes the crown with large enterprises in the latest annual J.D. Power study. The Dawn of Gigabit Copper?
UBB Forum News  | 
9/1/2014  |  6 comments
Beyond vectoring, there's yet further opportunity to squeeze more broadband life out of copper lines.
CCAP Shipments Surge for Cable Vendors
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8/29/2014  |  2 comments
Shipments of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) gear jumped worldwide in the second quarter as more cable operators embraced the next-gen headend equipment.
Eircom Reports Revenues Dip for Fiscal Year
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8/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Group revenue down 6% for the year.
Telenet to Invest €500M in Gigabit Network
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8/29/2014  |  1 comment
Belgian cable operator plans major network upgrade to deliver 1Gbit/s broadband services.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Names Its Price for T-Mobile US
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8/29/2014  |  6 comments
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prevails in Brazilian battle; NFV project issues specs document; Nokia navigates with Samsung.
GVTC Takes Gigabit to School
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8/29/2014  |  3 comments
The Texas carrier, which is also building a gigabit FTTH network, is equipping Boerne Independent School District to be able to integrate technology into its curriculum.
Vectoring: Some Va-Va-Voom for VDSL
UBB Forum News  | 
8/28/2014  |  2 comments
There are plenty of ways for operators to squeeze even more life out of their existing copper access networks, including vectoring.
Eurobites: BT Adds Ciena to Ethernet Roster
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8/28/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.
Telefónica, Telecom Italia in $9B Battle to Buy Brazil's GVT
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8/28/2014  |  1 comment
European operators are fighting over Brazilian operator GVT, currently owned by French media giant Vivendi.
Netflix to FCC: Kill Comcast-TWC Deal
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8/28/2014  |  8 comments
In a 99-page filing, Netflix argues that the Commission should reject the proposed merger because of the power that the combined company would have over the US broadband market.
TiVo Continues Cable Run
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8/27/2014  |  2 comments
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it also pursues new ways to boost both its pay-TV partner and retail hardware sales.
WOW! Business Expands & Streamlines Service Delivery
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
New Huntsville team doubles in size to meet rising demand.
TWC Internet Outage Follows $1.1M Fine
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8/27/2014  |  3 comments
A major Time Warner Cable Internet outage affecting 12 million broadband subs follows on the heels of a $1.1 million fine by the FCC for failure to report similar problems last year.
FirstLight Expands Enterprise Play With G4 Buy
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
The acquisition of G4 gives the carrier a fourth New England data center and an entree into enterprise sectors.
WDM Gets Edgy
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8/27/2014  |  2 comments
The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.
Eurobites: Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe
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8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on Ziggo deal; BT accused of 'football tax'; Isle of Wight latest.
Rogers, Shaw Take Aim at Netflix
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8/26/2014  |  24 comments
In a joint venture operation, Canadian MSOs Rogers and Shaw are teaming up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix in Canada.
Charter Internet Outages Blamed on DNS Problems
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8/26/2014  |  11 comments
Charter Communications experienced major Internet outages in several US markets over the weekend, based on what appears to have been a domain name server issue.
Scripps Takes Longer Clearleap for Multiscreen
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8/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Scripps has renewed its contract with Clearleap, in a multi-year deal to provide multiscreen video processing and delivery services.
Comcast, Level 3 Flex Ethernet Muscles
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8/22/2014  |  1 comment
Both service providers gain Ethernet-port market share in the latest US rankings by Vertical Systems Group, climbing to sixth place and eighth place, respectively.
AT&T GigaPower Adds Cupertino, Jacksonville
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8/22/2014  |  7 comments
AT&T has announced expansion plans for its high-speed GigaPower Internet service to Cupertino, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla., but details are limited.
Brocade: Revenue Up Despite Soft Carrier Demand
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8/22/2014  |  3 comments
Important products were delayed, and carriers are waiting.
Comcast Streams Back to School
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8/21/2014  |  20 comments
Comcast has officially launched Xfinity on Campus, a free streaming TV service for colleges and universities.
Netflix, TWC Sign Pay-to-Peer Deal
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8/20/2014  |  2 comments
Netflix has signed a paid peering agreement with Time Warner Cable, to go along with direct interconnection deals already completed with AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.
Cincinnati Bell Preps for 1-Gig
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8/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Independent telco takes dead aim at local MSO rival Time Warner Cable with plans to launch Gigabit service early next month.
Line-Powered Phone Lines: A Hot Topic Again
Rewired  | 
8/20/2014  |  11 comments
In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.
Eurobites: EU Warns Google Over 'Right to Be Forgotten' Opportunism
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8/19/2014  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's Brazilian maneuver; EE tops UK study.
Icontrol Powers Smart Homes for Best Buy
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8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Best Buy's new PEQ home automation solution is powered by Icontrol, the same platform company behind numerous cable operators' smart home services.
For Cable, Broadband Is the New Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
As expected, US cable broadband subscribers pass cable video subs for the first time in latest report from Leichtman Research Group.
IoT Alert: Samsung Snaps Up SmartThings
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8/15/2014  |  18 comments
Samsung has purchased smart home company SmartThings for an estimated $200 million.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Eyes Brazil Merger
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8/15/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE causes a stir with queue-jumping service; Huawei and Rostelecom box clever; soccer bosses clamp down on bootleg goal videos.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
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8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
Cisco Takes Another Video Hit
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8/14/2014  |  6 comments
Cisco posts a 10% drop in service provider video revenues for the latest quarter and expects continued softness for at least two more quarters.
Comcast Business Extends Fiber Network
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8/14/2014  |  Post a comment
New Haven County communities get a slice of the Ethernet services action.
Adtran Offers G.Fast Crosstalk Cure
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8/14/2014  |  4 comments
Frequency Division Vectoring enables VDSL2 and to co-exist, and is intended to speed up deployment and reduce cost of
Adtran Speeds Up Copper Links With Frequency Division Vectoring
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8/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Adtran introduces FDV, a vectoring approach that lets and VDSL2 work in tandem to deliver faster speeds to more customers.
Cisco to Ax Up to 6,000 Jobs, But It's Excited About SDN
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8/13/2014  |  4 comments
Cisco announced up to 6,000 layoffs as it barely stopped its quarterly revenue decline. But the SDN business is looking good.
T-Mobile CFO Eyes Dish, Growth Opportunities
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8/13/2014  |  1 comment
It would be easy for T-Mobile to deploy in Dish spectrum, according to CFO Braxton Carter.
AT&T's Strategy Boss Puts Content First
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8/13/2014  |  5 comments
AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.
Telstra, Netgear Claim Cable WiFi Gateway First
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8/13/2014  |  3 comments
Australian operator Telstra and Netgear have partnered to deliver what they claim is the world's first commercial deployment of an 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.
AllSeen Alliance Adds Bosch, Other Members
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
IoT standards alliance adds Bosch and several other industrial and enterprise companies to its ranks.
C-Spire, Adtran Team on Mississippi Gig Network
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Competitive carrier follows Google Fiber model in creating 'fiberhoods' across the state.
Adtran Launches 'Gig Communities' Initiative
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8/13/2014  |  7 comments
Networking gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cablecos for FTTP push, in addition to traditional telcos.
Adtran Launches Gig Communities Drive
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8/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Access gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cable companies in addition to its traditional telco market for major push on high-speed services.
Suddenlink Joins Gigabit Club
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8/12/2014  |  1 comment
Suddenlink unveils $230 million capital program to upgrade most of its cable systems for gigabit service by 2017.
Raco Aims to Eliminate Need for IoT Standards
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8/12/2014  |  4 comments
RacoWireless introduces a cloud-based API that lets developers create applications for the Internet of Things, regardless of standards.
Gainspeed, Avegant Share CableLabs Top Honors
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8/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Joint CableLabs Innovation Showcase winners Gainspeed and Avegant represent cable's dual focus on infrastructure efficiency and user interface improvement.
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The Inaugural Optical Innovation Forum in Nice

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More than 170 attendees from network operators, service providers, analyst firms, and component companies from around the world convened in Nice in June for the inaugural Optical Innovation Forum, co-produced by Huawei and Light Reading.
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Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future

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Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.
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Why SPs Should Consider Cisco's EPN

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Sultan Dawood from Cisco discusses Cisco's EPN, which enables SPs to build agile and programmable networks delivering new network virtualized services using Cisco's Evolved Services Platform (ESP).
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Huawei’s Showcase @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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SoftCOM is Huawei's framework for telecom business and network transformation. Haofei Liu, Solution Marketing Manager, Carrier Business Group, Huawei, showcases Huawei's SoftCOM architecture in this video.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of Integrated Solutions on SoftCOM & NFV Monetization

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Libin Dai, Director of Integrated Solutions, Carrier Business Group, discusses Huawei's SoftCOM and NFV monetization. Huawei believes that NFV monetization should be service-driven rather than network-driven, and that operators should have network transformation, service transformation and a compatible and collaborative ecosystem in place in order to deploy NFV.
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Huawei @ BTE 2014: Director of US NFV Lab on CloudEdge & the Future of NFV

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Sean Chen, Director of US NFV Lab at Huawei, discusses Huawei's new approach to NFV in open collaboration. Huawei believes that through Proof of Concept tests, it could help operators learn and communicate with the industry more effectively. Sean believes that successful implementation of NFV should have its values reaching to end users and discusses how Huawei's ...
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Huawei's Highlights @ Big Telecom Event 2014

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At the Big Telecom Event in Chicago Huawei showcases its high-level strategy, the SoftCOM architecture, which helps operators reduce the cost of ownership of their network infrastructure and generate additional revenue in the ICT service environment. Huawei showcases over 30 pilot programs from across the globe, focusing on the industry-leading commercial ...
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VeEX – Live from the Show

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An overview of VeEX Test and Measurement solutions including TX300S multi-service test set with VeExpress cloud-based management system, UX400 universal modular platform supporting 100G testing, and the redesigned RXT modular platform.
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Transitioning CE 2.0 Networks Into the SDN & NFV Era With Telco Systems

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Telco Systems' Ariel Efrati (CEO) and Moshe Shimon (VP of Product Management) discuss virtualization and how the company's new Open Metro Edge solution utilizes the SDN and NFV concepts to accelerate and orchestrate service delivery through its innovative product portfolio and software applications.
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NFV Myths: Is NFV Still Several Years Away?

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Some say that NFV (network functions virtualization) is still several years away from being implemented on mobile operator networks. This isn't the case. Operators can get started on their paths to NFV now, as this short video from Skyfire shows.
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A New Security Paradigm in SDN/NFV

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Paul Shaneck, Global Director Network Solutions for Symantec, discusses the evolving virtualized network, explaining how Symantec is leading the security discussion as it relates to SDN and NFV, and helping to ensure the network is protected and compliant.
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Sprint's Network Evolution

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Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
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