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Rogers Pencils In X1 Launch for 2018
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7/21/2017  |  1 comment
Rogers reports strong Q2 earnings and further details on its launch of the Comcast X1 video platform.
BBC Head: We Must Reinvent Broadcasting for a New Generation
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7/21/2017  |  3 comments
BBC Director-General Tony Hall says BBC must respond to younger viewers consuming content in different ways in the British public broadcaster's annual report.
WiCipedia: From New Zealand to the Silicon Prairie & Beyond
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7/21/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.
On Broadband, FCC Talks Carrots, Not Sticks
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7/20/2017  |  3 comments
The FCC has clarified that it won't override the authority of cities and states when it comes to new guidelines for telecom pole attachments and other broadband deployment issues.
Apple's SSO Picked Up by Indy Operators
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7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Ten operators affiliated with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) launched Apple's single sign-on facility within their TV Everywhere apps.
Battle Begins for Small Cells, Smart Cities
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7/20/2017  |  1 comment
It's cities versus states in the latest battle over small cell deployments.
Arris Wins WiFi Deal With Mediacom
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Mediacom will use Arris' carrier-class WiFi solution for network deployments in multiple cities.
BSS Provider CSG Wins 4 More Years With Charter
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter is extending a decades-long partnership with CSG for another four years and adding on new field management services.
Calix Appoints New CMO
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Matt Collins joins Calix from Dun & Bradstreet.
Mobile to Power Online Video Consumption – Zenith
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7/19/2017  |  9 comments
Latest edition of the media agency's annual Online Video Forecast finds that mobile video will power the next growth spurt in online video consumption.
Eurobites: DT's Van Damme Makes Way for Wössner
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7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's chief strategy officer departs; Telekom Austria, Tele2 enjoy positive Q2 numbers; MTS and Ericsson test Licensed Assisted Access.
Altice USA Adds 4 Gig Cities to Suddenlink Portfolio
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
New gigabit cities include regions in Arkansas, Missouri and Texas.
WBA Leads WiFi Roaming Project Across 17 Cities
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The Wireless Broadband Alliance is working with 38 network operators globally to provide automatic, secure roaming between public WiFi networks in 17 major cities from now through August 20.
Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
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7/18/2017  |  3 comments
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
AWS Elemental Encodes BT Football Match for 4K, VR
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
The BT gig delivers a boost to Amazon Web Services reputation as a video processing and delivery specialist.
Squan Buys Up Telco Construction Specialist
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Squan is bulking up its construction services with the acquisition of Communications Specialists, Inc. in a bid for more smart cities business.
Eurobites: DT Trials G.fast for MDUs
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach probes FTTP demand; Exatel trials Rapid 5G; Oracle's cloud push creates 1,000 EMEA jobs.
Liberty Global Joins Original Content Party
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7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global announces the launch of a global television production and distribution studio, Platform One Media, along with private equity firm TPG Growth.
Netflix Trades at Record Highs on Q2 Report
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Netflix blew past subscriber forecasts with 5.2 million new customers in the second quarter.
In the TV Biz, AT&T Walks a Tricky Line
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7/17/2017  |  1 comment
Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?
Facing the Facebook Video Threat
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7/17/2017  |  5 comments
Will social media platforms be the next big disruptor of the pay-TV industry? Could be, but pay-TV providers have ways to respond to this and other threats.
Roku Gunning for $1B IPO – Report
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7/14/2017  |  3 comments
This would be the second time Roku has considered filing for an initial public offering.
Facebook: Sync Content With TV Ads to Catch Wandering Eyeballs
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7/14/2017  |  2 comments
Facebook IQ analyzed findings from an eye-tracking study on how and why TV viewers use smartphones, and suggests that advertisers would benefit from synchronizing Facebook content with TV commercials.
Eurobites: Altice Peps Up Its Portuguese Content Offer
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7/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes German ISP; Telia flags up profit warning; Ericsson in distribution deal with QYOU; Dixons Carphone hangs up on Spain.
WiCipedia: From Topless Robots to Killer Airbags
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7/14/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Scantily clad robots and Ashton Kutcher make headlines; Say bye-bye to White House science; Will Gen Z close the gap?; and more.
AT&T Unveils Next-Gen Video Platform
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7/13/2017  |  2 comments
Big US telco will launch beta tests of new cloud-based platform with DirecTV Now customers this summer, with plans to extend platform to all consumer video services over time.
Telcos Beware: Sidewalk Labs Is on the Move
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7/13/2017  |  5 comments
Sidewalk Labs has grand designs for connecting smart cities with next-generation communications networks.
AT&T Tests Next-Gen Platform for DirecTV Now
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7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Beta testing of new platform, including cloud DVR feature, available for invited DirecTV Now customers beginning this summer.
Arris Bows Retail Gateway With McAfee Security
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7/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris claims the new Surfboard cable modem and router will protect all of the devices connected to a user's home network.
Altice Puts Squeeze on Orange With Bank Move – Report
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7/13/2017  |  1 comment
European cable operator is said to be planning the launch of its own online banking service early next year in a move that will unsettle Orange.
Nielsen Report Highlights Pay-TV Dilemma
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7/13/2017  |  4 comments
Live TV viewing continues to drop, but still accounts for vast majority of video viewing time.
Politicians Rally for Net Neutrality in DC
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7/12/2017  |  4 comments
Net neutrality summer in the city.
Liberty's Fries Will Keynote at Cable-Tec EXPO
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7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Want Fries with that? Yes please.
Parks Associates: Nearly 60% of US Broadband Households Subscribe to Netflix, Amazon or Hulu
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7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
OTT Video Market Tracker reveals only 3% subscribe to a sports OTT video service.
Salomon TV Launches on New Platforms With OTT Flow
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7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Service uses Brightcove OTT Flow, powered by Accedo, and is available on multiple devices, including Apple TVs, iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
AT&T Parades Into Net Neutrality Protest
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7/12/2017  |  4 comments
If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.
Fayetteville Public Utilities Launches Adara's SIPV Solution
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7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Cableco launched Adara's Switched IP Video (SIPV) solution to free up a significant amount of bandwidth for expansion of DOCSIS Internet services.
Orange's New €100M Content Plans Reflect CFO Wariness
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7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange is grouping together various content subsidiaries and will spend €100 million on new series, but it remains wary of making bigger content commitments.
Apple Facing New Video Challenge – Report
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7/12/2017  |  3 comments
A new report in the Wall Street Journal says that Apple is losing video market share while Netflix, Amazon and pay-TV providers like Comcast make gains.
Grande Expands 1-Gig to Corpus Christi
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7/11/2017  |  1 comment
Network operator using Docsis 3.1 to extend the reach of its pioneering 1 Gbit/s service.
Quantenna, AirTies Team Up on WiFi Mesh
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7/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Quantenna is combining its high-performance WiFi chipsets with AirTies' WiFi mesh software.
Ofcom Report Details Shifts in UK Video Consumption
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7/11/2017  |  Post a comment
UK communications regulator Ofcom recently released its annual public broadcasting research report, detailing changes in viewing behaviors among different age groups.
Atlantic Broadband Takes MetroCast Express
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Midsize US MSO seeks to expand its footprint along the Atlantic coast by striking $1.4 billion deal to buy MetroCast, a smaller cableco with 236,000 customers in five states.
Cox Aims for 'Gig for All' by 2020
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7/10/2017  |  5 comments
Using a revised gigabit roadmap, Cox plans to reach 99% of its subscribers with gigabit broadband by the end of 2019.
New Cable JV Targets DAA Market
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Joint venture between Teleste and Antronix will bring a major European cable vendor to North America to pitch Remote PHY, Fiber Deep and related products to US and Canadian MSOs.
Atlantic Broadband to Acquire MetroCast for $1.4B
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cogeco Communications will finance acquisition through its Atlantic Broadband subsidiary.
Cincinnati Bell Proposes $851M Merger Spend
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Cincinnati Bell plans to buy Hawaiian Telcom and OnX Enterprise Solutions in two separate merger agreements.
ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks
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7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
Verizon to FCC: Don't Treat OTT Like Cable
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7/7/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon revisits an old FCC proposed rulemaking on how to define (and regulate) online video distributors.
C Spire Launches Boxless TV Service
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7/7/2017  |  3 comments
The Mississippi-based operator has launched its new streaming video service designed to target multi-screen usage.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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Mavenir on RCS Cloud Platform & Multi-ID

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Guillaume Le Mener, head of marketing and corporate development at Mavenir, discussed RCS and the recent launch of Multi-ID, which supports T-Mobile's DIGITS, the revolutionary new technology that breaks down the limitation of one number per phone and one phone per number.
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ADTRAN Executive Outlines Trends in Next-Generation 10-Gigabit Cable Networks

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Hossam Salib, VP of Cable and Wireless Strategy at ADTRAN, outlines key trends as MSOs begin to deploy next-generation Gigabit and 10-Gigabit cable networks. In the interview, Hossam outlines the advantages of a Fiber Deep architecture, FTTH options including EPON and RFoG, and the importance of SDN and NFV in building next-generation high-bandwidth cable networks.
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Global Capacity: Bandwidth Demand Driving Ethernet Growth

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At Light Reading's Big Communications Event in Austin, Texas, Global Capacity's VP of Marketing Mary Stanhope talks about how the demand for bandwidth is changing the way service providers deliver broadband services.
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Colt's Services Chief on Digital Delivery

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Rogier Bronsgeest, the chief customer experience officer (chief CEO!) at Colt, discusses the way in which the service provider interacts with its customers these days and his aggressive net promoter score (NPS) targets.
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BT VP: Women Should Fill Security Talent Gap

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By 2020 there will be six security jobs for every qualified worker, and Kate Kuehn, vice president of Security for BT in the Americas, says BT wants to encourage women to fill the shortage in jobs.
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Colt Sales Exec on Services Trends

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Colt's sales director for enterprise, James Kershaw, sheds some light on the services currently in demand and how network upgrades are influencing customer demand.
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