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Cable-Powered Wireless Faces Tech Hurdles
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4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
The technical challenges of going wireless aren't small.
Study: OTT Video Will Overtake TV
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4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Over-the-top video will overtake TV within five years, according to Level 3, Streaming Media and Unisphere study.
Eurobites: T-Mobile Gets All-Clear on 'Data-Free' Music Streaming
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4/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spotify renews deal with indie labels; Orange Belgium's Q1; Virgin gives it some Voom; Finland's epic coffee fail.
Orange to Bring Virtual LiveBox to France in 2018
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4/21/2017  |  1 comment
Shifting intelligence deeper into the network and using dumber boxes will lead to service benefits for customers, says Orange CEO.
WiCipedia: Pinkification of Tech & Australia's Diversity Endeavor
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4/21/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Australia focuses on diversity needs; pinkification of tech discourages girls; Women in Comms' biggest event of the year is just around the corner; and more.
Pai Picks Up Deregulatory Pace
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4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Under the leadership of its new Republican chairman, the FCC has approved broad deregulation of the business data market and effectively loosened limits on TV station ownership.
Verizon Ekes Out Fios Revenue Gains
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4/20/2017  |  1 comment
Despite the loss of 13,000 video subscribers, the big US telco sees overall Fios revenues climb 4.7% on a year-over-year basis in Q1.
Cablevisión Argentina Chooses ContentWise for Machine Learning
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
ContentWise has been selected as part of a new video platform, which includes the Minerva 10 multiscreen TV platform by Minerva Networks.
Vimond Joins You.i TV Partner Program
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Collaboration bundles front- and back-end resources for direct-to-consumer video providers.
Cable, Telecoms Spend Millions to Fete Trump
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4/20/2017  |  2 comments
And AT&T tops the list.
Eurobites: Orange Bank Is Open for Business
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4/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ofcom issues duct-and-pole proposals; KPN invests in smart home system; Sky revenue up, but profit down; Liquid Telecom links up with Intelsat.
Time for a Telecom Reboot
From the Founder  | 
4/19/2017  |  42 comments
Either we perform a complete 'factory reset' on the way the telecom industry creates and deploys virtualization, or we face the consequences.
Three Ways for CSPs to Upgrade OSS/BSS
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
As new ambitions demand next-gen support, IBB has identified three primary ways that CSPs can upgrade their OSS/BSS systems to deliver that support.
WiFi Mesh in Home Still Requires a Wire
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Test results showed a dramatic improvement in WiFi performance when using MoCA 2.0 as the backhaul, compared to a WiFi-based backhaul only.
Verimatrix Announces Standalone Forensic Watermarking Options
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Through the VideoMark and StreamMark offerings, Verimatrix equips video service providers with a range of more flexible anti-piracy tools and deployment options.
NeuLion Launches NeuLion ACE Analytics
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
NeuLion ACE Analytics leverages OTT real-time consumer watch data, user data, and support data, all generated by the NeuLion Digital Platform, as content is delivered to Internet-connected devices.
Evolution Digital Announces 7 Additional Deployments of eVUE-TV
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4/19/2017  |  Post a comment
NCTC members include Docomo Pacific, Antietam Communications, Frankfort Plant Board, Orbitel Communications, Easton Utilities, MTC Cable and Wyandotte Cable TV.
Calling All Women in Comms: Share Your Story!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/19/2017  |  1 comment
Take our quick survey about the realities of being a woman in the next-gen communications industry. We want to hear your stories, experiences and impressions.
Verizon's Fiber Spend Won't End With Corning
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4/19/2017  |  3 comments
Verizon needs a lot of fiber for future 5G rollouts, which leads to the age-old question: build it or buy it?
Verizon CEO Comments Feed Merger Frenzy
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4/18/2017  |  3 comments
Lowell McAdam says cable merger no longer seems likely but is still open to other ideas – like a Comcast merger.
Netflix Nears Big Milestones
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4/18/2017  |  1 comment
With its latest subscriber gains, Netflix is approaching both the 100 million subscriber mark and the point where it will have more international customers than US customers for the first time.
Eurobites: Nokia Tests 10G XGS-PON in Finland
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4/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky and Virgin Media consider advertising tie-up; Telefónica uses Huawei's SOCs; Google placates Russians; UK cybersecurity failings.
Comcast Ready for Clash With Hulu
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4/18/2017  |  6 comments
Untangling the tangled web of Comcast and Hulu.
Pay-TV Still Growing Globally
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4/17/2017  |  Post a comment
The latest version of informitv's Multiscreen Index finds that pay-TV providers are still adding subscribers despite cord-cutting in the US.
WiC 2017 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Inspiring Woman in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/17/2017  |  1 comment
Learn about five women who are inspiring others through their success, business acumen, outreach and advocacy in the next-gen comms industry.
Comcast Wins Spectrum – What's Next?
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4/14/2017  |  1 comment
A peek at what Comcast could do with its new wireless spectrum assets.
How Pivotal's PaaS Transformed Comcast
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4/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Embrace the microservices! Comcast did, and its internal IT workings transformed in about a year, Pivotal says.
Netflix Leads US OTT Video Market But...
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4/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Recent data from Comscore finds that nearly three out of every four OTT homes in the US have Netflix – to no one's surprise.
Cable Clashes With DOT Over Spectrum
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4/13/2017  |  1 comment
There's only so much wireless spectrum to go around.
PCCW's Viu TV Racking Up the Numbers
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4/13/2017  |  Post a comment
PCCW is enjoying success with its recently launched Viu TV service.
Eurobites: Elisa, Nokia Test 5G on 3.5GHz Band
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4/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi on the buses in Barcelona; Virgin Media admits to Facebook shut-out; Vodafone argues with broadcasters in Germany.
Survey Says Future's Bright for Android TV
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4/12/2017  |  1 comment
Ovum reports clear skies for Android, surprising success with RDK and ominous signs for Roku.
Alticast & Intel Team to Secure 4K UHD Content on Windows
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Alticast extends the security capabilities of the Alticast AltiProtect product to 4K UHD content running on Windows platforms.
SCTE-ISBE, NCTC Team on Training
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Under the agreement, SCTE-ISBE will provide NCTC members with discounted prices for all online training courses.
Calix Intros AXOS DPx for Cable Operators
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Utilizing a VNF architecture, SDN-ready NETCONF interfaces, and standards-based YANG models, AXOS DPx enables MSOs to leverage DOCSIS, as well as the AXOS anyPHY, anySDN, ecosystem.
Australia's TPG Rattles Telstra With $1.4B Mobile Move
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4/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Broadband operator sends shockwaves through the market with plans to build its own mobile network.
Altice's US Arm Files for IPO
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Altice starts IPO process as it nears 5 million customers in the US.
Ruckus Unveils SmartZone OS 3.5
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Ruckus OS update adds new cloud management features
YouTube Rains on Cloud DVR Parade
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4/11/2017  |  4 comments
There's a reason cloud DVR is so hard to get right.
Tivo Creates New Metadata Bundles
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Tivo is working to capitalize on its Rovi metadata assets.
Mediacom Launches Gig Speeds in Minnesota
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
More than 80 cities and towns will get gigabit broadband services in Minnesota with Mediacom's DOCSIS 3.1 network.
Altice USA Files With SEC Ahead of IPO
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The US division of Altice, which includes the acquired Cablevision and Suddenlink assets, has filed a statement with the SEC in preparation for an IPO.
Eurobites: UK Broadband Customers Stung by 'Loyalty Penalties'
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4/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: disaster recovery in the cloud; Nokia does NG-PON with NBN; BT reinvents the customer experience; EE recruits.
WiC Leading Lights: Meet the 2017 Finalists
Que Sera Sarah  | 
4/10/2017  |  1 comment
Meet the 2017 finalists for Women in Comms' second-annual Leading Lights in the categories of Most Inspiring Woman in Comms and Female Tech Pioneer of the Year.
FCC Broadband Panel Starts on Shaky Ground
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4/10/2017  |  6 comments
The first meeting of the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee is scheduled for next week, and I'm not optimistic.
Penthera Appoints CTO
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Director of Engineering Josh Pressnell is taking on the role of CTO
Nagra Signs New Anti-Piracy Tech Deal
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Nagra has extended an alliance with the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy
Comcast Multi-Gig Atlanta Site Signs 16 New Customers
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast has inked 16 new business contracts within the new Atlanta Braves ballpark and mixed-use development site.
Teens Turning to Online Video in Droves
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
New report from Think with Google finds that some teens are spending more time watching videos online than messaging.
Eurobites: EU Gives Blessing to Fox-Sky Deal
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4/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: major data breach at payday loans company; MTS trumpets onlines sales success; Nokia does IoT research Down Under.
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Infinera Introduces Instant Network

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Mike Capuano, vice president of marketing at Infinera, discusses the advancement from Instant Bandwidth to new Instant Network capabilities, which include Bandwidth License Pools, Moveable Licenses and Automated Capacity Engineering (ACE).
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Vodafone's Eubank on Sponsors, Mentors & Moving On Up

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Vodafone America's Head of Operations Kimberly Eubank breaks down the difference between a sponsor and a mentor and shares why both made a big difference in her career.
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NYC Auto Show: Are We Smart Yet?

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The auto industry is facing some big transformations as electric vehicles, autonomous technology and connected cars are seen as the future of the industry. During the much-anticipated NY international auto show, there was an emergence of new technology and mobility service on the show floor. Aside from performance, brands like Lincoln, Hyundai, Honda, Mercedes and ...
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The Impact of Video

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David Mercer from Strategy Analytics discusses the impact of video on current strategies.
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Pardeep Kohli Discusses Network Transformation & the Market Opportunity for the 'New' Mavenir Systems

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In a brief discussion at MWC 2017, Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore talks to Pardeep Kohli, CEO, Mavenir Systems about the creation of the 'new Mavenir' and some of the key challenges facing operators in today's market. A key theme of the discussion centers around operator need for software-only, virtualized solutions and how they will need to adapt to ...
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Tech Maverick Shares Her Tips for Gender Inclusivity

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Wendy Hall Bohling, a corporate escapee, author and gender exclusivity consultant, tells her story of sexism, bias and progress along the road to gender equality in the workforce.
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Huawei at MWC 2017

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At Mobile World Congress 2017, the biggest mobile industry gathering of the year, Huawei showcased its new innovations and solutions with the theme "Open Road," which focuses on cloud, 5G, operation transformation, videos and consumer-oriented products. Its campaign has been recognized by three awards given by GSMA.
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China Telecom NFV Infrastructure on RSD

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Lynn Comp, senior director of market development of Intel, is joined by Chong Zhang, storage engineer at Inspur and Ou Li Yan, architect for technology strategies of China Telecom on what NFV brings.
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Nokia's IMPACT Software Demo

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Khamis Abulgubein of IoT market development at Nokia demonstrates IMPACT (intelligent management platform for all connected things), a software solution with a horizontal approach to managing any device on any application.
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Nokia Introduces Virtual Service Router for More Rapid Service

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James Cumming, product line manager for virtualized service routers at Nokia, demonstrates how the virtual router based off the Nokia ecosystem changes the network function experience.
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The Keys to SD-WAN Success

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Versa Networks CEO Kelly Ahuja talks about the key requirements for service provider-managed SD-WANs.
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Intel & Cisco on Joint 5G Solutions

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Dave Ward, SVP and CTO of Cisco, is joined by Sandra Rivera, corporate VP and general manager of network platforms group of Intel, on the revolutionary 5G technology that changes networking and computing fundamentally.
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