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EchoStar & NAGRA Join Forces in SmarDTV
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4/1/2015  |  Post a comment
EchoStar will become a shareholder in SmarDTV.
thePlatform Scores New SVoD Deployments
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4/1/2015  |  Post a comment
thePlatform chosen as central video management system for Stan and Shomi services.
Eurobites: Ziggo Plans Post-Merger Job Cuts
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4/1/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anite completes on Setcom buy; fiber link for South Sudan; Wales becomes 'Net Neutrality Nation.'
Charter Snatches Bright House
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3/31/2015  |  6 comments
Charter plans to buy Bright House for $10.4 billion, assuming that Comcast's deal to acquire Time Warner Cable wins US government approval.
Comcast Commits Cash, CFO to New Company
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3/31/2015  |  6 comments
Comcast is committing $4 billion to a new strategic investment company that will be headed up by current Comcast CFO Michael J. Angelakis.
Australia's NBN Launches FTTB Service
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3/31/2015  |  1 comment
The government-backed operator says an FTTN launch in the third quarter will follow its recent introduction of FTTB technology.
Eurobites: BT, Virgin Form Unlikely Alliance
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3/31/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent prepares for submarine unit IPO; EchoStar takes a stake in Kudelski's set-top box arm; Ericsson extends services contract with Telenor Denmark.
Comcast Business Launches 10 Gbit's Ethernet in Connecticut
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3/30/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast Business launches 10 Gigabit-per-Second ethernet services across six towns and cities in New London County, Conn.
MaxLinear LTE Immunity Certified
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3/30/2015  |  Post a comment
MaxLinear ISDB-T receiver earns industry-leading Brazilian LTE immunity certification.
South Korean MSO Taps Alticast for 4K Help
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3/30/2015  |  1 comment
CJ Hallovision, South Korea's largest cable operator, selects Alticast's AltiProject conditional access solution for securing its rollout of Ultra HD programming.
FCC Suffers Content Security's Growing Pains
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3/30/2015  |  1 comment
The rapidly changing content and security landscapes are causing issues for the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee.
Leading Lights Awards: It's Now or Never!
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3/30/2015  |  2 comments
Deadline extension means there are still a few more days to submit those winning entries, but don't delay -- April 10 is the final deadline and then the judging begins.
Anvato Featured as Launch Partner for New Facebook Video API
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3/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Enables Anvato media customers to natively ingest and publish video to Facebook, enhancing end-user engagement.
TV Everywhere Nears Mainstream Adoption
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3/27/2015  |  12 comments
Adobe benchmark report shows TV Everywhere usage strongly on the rise over the past two years, finally reaching beyond the "early adopter" stage.
Synacor Launches Cloud ID SDK
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Synacor launches Cloud ID SDK to simplify mobile app development and subscriber login experience.
Harmonic to Demonstrate Ultra HD & Virtualization at NAB Show
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Harmonic will introduce the Electra™ X family of advanced media processors, the world's first encoder platform to support live, full-frame, frame-pipeline ultra HD encoding, as well as graphics, branding and playout support for broadcast and OTT delivery.
Cable Sweats SDN/NFV Challenges
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3/26/2015  |  2 comments
Seeking to ease the growing bandwidth demands on their access networks, cable technologists are pursuing ways to virtualize headend equipment and network functions but face a number of big challenges.
Wireless Broadband Alliance Champions WiFi-Based Location Services
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
New whitepaper details business drivers and market opportunities for LBS over WiFi.
Thomson Video Networks Launches MediaFlexSUITE
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3/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Unified, service-driven toolset addresses convergence of video content delivery platforms to streamline updates to channel lineups and speed service deployment.
AT&T Woos SMBs With Small-Scale WiFi
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3/26/2015  |  18 comments
New WiFi-small site service lets SMBs set up their own AT&T access points to offer free public WiFi to customers as competition for smaller enterprises heats up in the US.
Comcast Says TWC Deal Will Close Later
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3/26/2015  |  11 comments
Comcast now expects the federal regulatory review of its proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable to extend well into the summer.
Eurobites: EC Plots Its Digital Single Market
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3/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica gets approval for GVT buy; Telecom Italia reconsiders Metroweb bid; Orange spectrum plans in Poland.
True or False, Telecom-Style
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3/26/2015  |  4 comments
Rutberg's Rejeev Chand gets FCC's Clbyburn plus Google Fiber and DISH execs to play the true-false game, with interesting results.
Average US Broadband Speeds No Great Shakes
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3/25/2015  |  9 comments
Akamai's latest State of the Internet Report puts the average broadband connection speed in the US at 11.1 Mbit/s.
BT Backs G.fast for Backhaul
Shades of Ray  | 
3/25/2015  |  1 comment
British carrier really wants to sweat that copper plant and sees a real opportunity to use that asset for high-speed backhaul.
Accedian Takes Virtual CPE to the Minimum
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3/25/2015  |  Post a comment
'Bite-sized' devices support maximum flexibility at the edge and continue Accedian's history of service assurance.
Net Neutrality Suits: Only The Beginning?
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3/24/2015  |  8 comments
Now that USTelecom and a Texas-based ISP have filed the first lawsuits against the FCC's new Title II rules, will cable, wireless and other trade groups join in the fun?
AOL & FourthWall Media Forge Agreement
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
FourthWall Media's second-by-second set-top box viewing information from approximately 2 million US households across 90 DMAs now available through AOL's video buying platform.
Astro Picks Thomson Video Networks Video Processing Solutions
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Southeast Asia's largest pay-TV operator opts for Thomson video processing knowhow.
Eurobites: Hutchison's O2 Deal Poised for Take-Off
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica invests in mobile OS startup; Deutsche Telekom opens 5G lab; Amazon Fire TV Sticks it to Europe.
Icontrol Unlocks New Revenue Channel
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3/24/2015  |  Post a comment
After making its name in the cable market, Icontrol is entering the independent security dealer market with Icontrol One.
Get Your Kicks at BTE: Enter Our 5-a-Side Soccer Tournament
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3/24/2015  |  4 comments
If you think you can show us some silky soccer skills this June, sign up for the Light Reading five-a-side soccer tournament that's taking place in the middle of the Big Telecom Event show floor in Chicago.
StarTimes Deploys Conax-Certified STB Chipset From ALi
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
StarTimes deployed Conax-certified STB chipset solution from ALi Corporation, driving DTV Expansion in Africa.
Thomson Video Networks Launches FUZE-1
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Thomson video networks launches FUZE-1, an all-new playout infrastructure for channel origination and ad insertion.
Cablevision Announces New Certification With 3CX
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
SIP Trunking gives business customers ability to significantly scale communication capabilities and improves quality and reliability over traditional T-1 solutions.
Harmonic Introduces Integrated Receiver-Decoder With HEVC Support
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
ProView 7100 is the industry's first single-rack, multiformat, integrated receiver-decoder (IRD), transcoder and MPEG stream processor to support the HEVC standard, claims vendor.
Keysight Offers DOCSIS 3.1 Test Tool
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3/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Keysight adds software module to enable performance testing of DOCSIS 3.1 components and customer premises equipment.
Google Fiber Tees Up Targeted Ads in KC
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3/23/2015  |  1 comment
Google Fiber's 27,000 video subscribers in the Kansas City metro area are about to get their first dose of targeted advertising from their new pay-TV provider.
Women in Tech Coming Into Focus
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3/20/2015  |  29 comments
There is progress being made as tech firms begin to make women a priority, but there's still a long road ahead to redress the gender balance.
Television Internacional Taps iPhotonix for GPON
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
iPhotonix today announced that the company has been selected through a competitive RFP process to support Television Internacional.
Focus of Video Infrastructure Software Spending Shifting to Cable Headend
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
New Q4 data from Synergy Research Group shows that headend-oriented software is accounting for an ever-larger share of video infrastructure software revenues, while content protection share of the market is declining.
NAGRA Supports DAI for DISH's Multiscreen Service
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3/20/2015  |  Post a comment
NAGRA allows US satellite TV provider, DISH, and global satellite technology provider, EchoStar, to deploy dynamic VOD advertising and meet new studio requirements for content licensing.
Cable Starts Scoring With OTT
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3/20/2015  |  3 comments
Several cable companies revealed promising early results from their OTT video integration efforts at the Light Reading Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies conference this week.
Eurobites: Orange Acquires 'Spy-Proof' Cloud
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3/20/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange monetizes SDN/NFV service; Vodafone agrees to buy Metroweb stake; Sky offloads betting business.
Prepping for D3.1, Cox Expands All-Digital
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3/19/2015  |  3 comments
Cox Communications' transition to all-digital TV has extended to two more markets – Rhode Island and Tulsa, Okla. – with several more on the way.
Leading Lights Awards: Only Days Left to Enter!
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3/19/2015  |  1 comment
The deadline for the 2015 Leading Lights awards is March 27, so get your skates on if you think you could be a winner!
NetScout: Service Assurance Still a Must for Virtual Realm
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3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
NetScout exec tells cable execs the next generation of service assurance must combine physical and virtual probes and not affect performance.
Emcore to Demonstrate DOCSIS 3.1 CATV Transmission Link at OFC
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3/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Demo to feature Emcore's Medallion Series CATV transmitters, optical amplification and switching equipment.
Eurobites: Ofcom Puts the Squeeze on BT
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3/19/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes Peterborough project; Morocco 4G auction raises $200; is it all over for Uber?
Gigabit Trend Grows in Eastern Oregon
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3/18/2015  |  10 comments
Eastern Oregon Telecom is deploying a fiber network past 8,000 homes and businesses, many of them rural.
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Huawei's Power Play With GrupoGiro

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Daniel Heredia, CEO of Energiro, the power management services part of Spain's Grupo Giro, explains why his company has just struck a partnership with Huawei for uninterruptible power supply products and how he hopes it can take the partnership into other markets.
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Huawei Intros Smart Device for eLTE

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Huawei has developed a secure, location-aware multimedia smartphone for its eLTE trunked radio solution, says Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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Win Video, Win All

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Video is going to be the next main source of revenue for operators. Operators have big opportunities and advantages to monetize video services. Globally, Huawei has helped more than 70 operators achieve over 30 million video subscribers. Watch this video for more.
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The Benefits of HyperScale Clouds for NFV

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Hyperscale cloud has been developed by the Internet giants to support the creation and delivery of software-based services at blistering speeds, and at the lowest possible cost. The original ETSI NFV vision was to adopt hyperscale cloud architecture and practices. This vision has become somewhat obscured along the way, due to misunderstandings about the hyperscale ...
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eLTE Rapid Meets the Need for Speed

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Designed especially for emergency and dedicated ad hoc local mobile communications coverage, Huawei's eLTE Rapid solution can deliver trunked voice, video and data coverage for multiple users over a 6km range and be set up in just 15 minutes, explains Huawei's Norman Frisch.
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On Videos: Challenges & Opportunities

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Most everything is now connected. And along with 4K and 4G technologies, everyone could be creating and broadcasting video contents. Users are expecting better video experience with any screen, anywhere and anytime. Operators will meet new challenges, but also see some big opportunities.
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JDSU: Delivering Dynamic Networks for a Personalized Experience

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Light Reading speaks to JDSU at Mobile World Congress 2015 about new solutions in the areas of HetNets, VoLTE, backhaul, virtualization, big data analytics, and real-time intelligence.
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Smarter Service Chaining & New Ways to Benefit From Qosmos Technology

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David Le Goff, director of strategic and product marketing at Qosmos, explains how the company has added application awareness to subscriber information to make service chaining more efficient and reduce costs for networking and infrastructure. In addition, Qosmos technology, which has been delivered as C libraries, is now also available as a virtual machine, ...
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Qosmos CEO: The Changing Face of DPI

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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures. Also, how the comms market is becoming more like the automotive industry.
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FC Schalke Scores With Its Agile Stadium

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Top German soccer club FC Schalke 04 has deployed a new, agile WiFi network from Huawei in its Veltins-Arena stadium and is reaping the benefits in terms of customer satisfaction and business opportunities, explains marketing chief Alexander Jobst.
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Huawei’s Insights on Mobile Video

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More people than ever are now watching videos on smartphones. Seventy percent of mobile traffic will be video traffic until 2018. In this video, Huawei's exports give their insights on mobile video in terms of business model, network planning and 4G network construction.
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The Rise of Industry 4.0

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Are you ready for the fourth industrial revolution? It's a big deal for influential operators such as Deutsche Telekom.
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LR CEO and Founder Steve Saunders sits down with the head of Qosmos to talk about the changing state of the art in deep packet inspection technology, including its role in SDN and NFV architectures.
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