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Cable Feuds With Senate Dems Over STBs
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7/31/2015  |  8 comments
The NCTA is squabbling with two key Senate Democrats over a new report lambasting the lack of choice and competition in the US pay-TV set-top market.
Gigabites: Tempe Tees Up for Google Gig
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7/31/2015  |  2 comments
Tempe Arizona wants to be one of the next Google Gigabit Cities, but Cox Communications has something to say about those plans.
Proximus Raises Outlook on Strong Q2
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7/31/2015  |  2 comments
The Belgian incumbent has lifted its full-year guidance after exceeding its own expectations for underlying sales growth in the second quarter.
Eurobites: Refocused Colt Enjoys Healthy H1
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7/31/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global increases stake in ITV; Orange and SFR get the green light on 1800MHz; 'Top Gear' trio head for Amazon Prime.
The Collaboration Imperative
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/31/2015  |  6 comments
AT&T, like most network operators today, puts a premium on collaboration as one of the most important skills a potential or current employee can possess.
China's Broadband Squeeze
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7/30/2015  |  3 comments
Broadband in China continues to lag behind other parts of the world despite some ambitious government plans.
SCTE Sets 1st Cable Energy Standards
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7/30/2015  |  1 comment
Cable tech group issues initial set of four standards to measure power consumption in the access network, core and edge facilities and network equipment.
Slumping Video Sales Hurt Arris Results
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7/30/2015  |  3 comments
Big communications equipment vendor sees revenue and income declines on year-over-year basis as both telcos and cable operators cut spending on video gear.
TWC Earnings: Ups, Downs & Merger Clues
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7/30/2015  |  3 comments
Time Warner Cable saw both increased revenues and costs in Q2 even as it inched toward a hoped-for regulatory decision on plans to sell out to Charter Communications.
SCTE Energy 2020 Program Unveils Key Suite of Metrics Standards
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Documents establish accurate measurements and baselines of energy use in cable networks.
Universal Electronics Hits New Milestone With Quickset
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Has now shipped the platform in more than 150 million devices around the world.
TWC Business Class Expands Calling Plan
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Service enhanced to include more mobile destinations and expanded to include calls to Israel, Romania, and Thailand.
Eurobites: BT Trumpets Broadband, TV Growth in Fiscal Q1
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7/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT has to hand back taxpayer cash; Telefónica doubles net profits in first half; Telecom Italia does deal with Netflix; profits, revenue down at Russia's MegaFon.
Verizon Snags Broad HBO Now Rights
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7/29/2015  |  4 comments
The big US telco strikes deal to offer HBO's standalone OTT service to both broadband and wireless subs as it gears up for its own mobile OTT platform.
Altice Sees Brighter Days in 4-Player France
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7/29/2015  |  4 comments
Drahi-owned business expects French market to remain home to four mobile operators but says revenue trends are getting better.
EPB: 10Gbit/s Service Feasible Within a Year
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7/29/2015  |  1 comment
EPB in Chattanooga says it will be ready to offer Internet speeds up to 10 Gbit/s within a year.
Eurobites: Streaming Boosts Sky's Full Year
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7/29/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: profits up 13.5% at Telefónica Deutschland; business services segment depresses KPN results; Danish merger decision delayed.
Open Source Needs Butts More Than Bucks
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7/29/2015  |  5 comments
Open source projects need people working more than financial support, say comms providers at an OpenDaylight Summit panel.
DOCSIS 3.1 Seen Taking Off
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7/28/2015  |  1 comment
In its latest survey of cable operators, IHS finds that they expect to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 to about a third of their residential broadband subscribers by April 2017.
Videotron Catches Gigabit Fever
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Large Canadian MSO becomes the latest North American broadband provider to rev up for gigabit speeds in Montreal pilot launch.
DNA Deploys Integrated Booxmedia & Verimatrix Solution for OTT Video
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Finnish pay-TV operator upgrades OTT platform to secure broader premium content library.
Comcast Expands Fiber Network in California
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Expansion of Comcast's fiber network provides 10Gbit/s Ethernet services for Salinas businesses.
Comcast & Discovery Renew Carriage Deal
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Carriage agreement spans 12 Discovery US networks across multiple Comcast distribution platforms.
Xfinity WiFi Reaches 10 Million Hotspots Nationwide
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Hotspots used more than 3.6 billion times this year so far.
Orange Touts Q2 Sales Recovery
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7/28/2015  |  Post a comment
French incumbent sees improvement in major European markets but is still counting on emerging markets for revenue growth.
Eurobites: Vodafone Cuts Jobs in Spain
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7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon launches Spotify rival in UK; Ericsson's Radio Dot reaches Russia; Pace revenues down, but profits up.
Set-Tops Are Cash Cow in Arris/Pace Deal
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7/28/2015  |  1 comment
If Arris succeeds in acquiring Pace, it will earn between 75% and 80% of its revenues from set-tops and other customer premises equipment.
What's Next for the New AT&T?
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7/28/2015  |  1 comment
Now that AT&T has finally closed its $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV, what will it do with its new satellite TV prize?
Qualcomm Wants FCC to Stay Out of LTE-U Fray
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7/27/2015  |  6 comments
Qualcomm, T-Mobile and the CTIA again try to convince naysayers that LTE-U will coexist with WiFi, and that the FCC shouldn't get involved.
Interoperability: Harmony in the Network
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7/27/2015  |  1 comment
Interoperability is the 'glue' that holds communications networks together, and it's as important as ever as new technologies such as G.fast enter the market.
Zegona to Buy Telecable for €640M
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Transaction expected to close by mid-August 2015.
AT&T Closes Acquisition of DirecTV
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Becomes largest pay-TV provider in the world.
FCC Formally Approves AT&T/DirecTV Deal
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7/27/2015  |  Post a comment
As part of the merger, the combined company will be required to expand its deployment of high-speed broadband Internet access service to 12.5 million customer locations.
Eurobites: OTT Feel for Sky's New Set-Top
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7/27/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook promises Internet.org expansion; Orange increases stake in Morocco's Méditel; Altice eyes French broadcaster.
Verizon Dubs New OTT Service Go90 – Report
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7/27/2015  |  2 comments
According to a leaked website, Verizon's new mobile-first video service will be called Go90 and will include full TV episodes, short-form content and live sports.
Mentor Monday: Ericsson's Elaine Weidman
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/27/2015  |  3 comments
In what will be a weekly series, Light Reading talks to Ericsson's vice president of sustainability and corporate responsibility about being a woman in comms.
Comcast Plays Down New OTT Service
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7/24/2015  |  4 comments
Comcast executives describe Stream as more of an introductory video service and say they don't expect 'meaningful results' for some time.
Gigabites: Wall Street Cheers EPB's Gig
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7/24/2015  |  3 comments
EPB's gigabit service in Chattanooga is more than a public relations success story; it's also a money-maker.
BT Split Could Spur Vodafone to Invest in Fiber – Colao
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7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Vodafone boss takes aim at BT's G.fast plans as mobile operator's share price rises on service revenue improvements.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets EC Green Light for AlcaLu Acquisition
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7/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable consolidation in northern Spain; Telekom Austria's new CEO; Rovi loses appeal against Virgin Media; UK broadband providers may have to fund 'final 5%'.
AT&T U-verse TV Hits the Skids
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7/24/2015  |  9 comments
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform loses video customers for the first time as the company drops price discounts and focuses more on high-end customers and profitability.
Digital Bridge, PE Firm Snag ExteNet for $1B
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Investment company joins forces with PE firm to buy out ExteNet's existing investors in a deal that will net the DAS and small cell vendor more than $1 billion.
HEVC Advance Could Hurt 4K TV Advancement
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7/23/2015  |  5 comments
New licensing fees proposed by HEVC Advance could hinder deployment plans for Ultra High-Definition TV.
Comcast Plots First DOCSIS 3.1 Trials
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast plans to test the new cable broadband spec in pilot markets this fall as it places even greater emphasis on broadband products and services.
About the Death of the Set-Top…
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7/23/2015  |  1 comment
The set-top isn't dead, but it is entering a new phase in its life cycle.
TiVo Teams With Evolution Digital for WOW! Win
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
WOW! chooses TiVo to power new set-top, web and mobile experience.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Plans Layoffs, Says Union
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7/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European Commission puts pressure on Sky over 'geo-blocking'; VPNs get round iPlayer viewing restrictions; Nokia helps roll out 3G in Ukraine.
Cisco Sells STB Unit to Technicolor for $604M
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7/23/2015  |  5 comments
Networks giant exits CPE business but strikes video, broadband and IoT partnership with Technicolor.
Amino Scoops Up Set-Top Company Entone
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7/22/2015  |  Post a comment
UK-based Amino proposes to acquire set-top competitor Entone in the US for $73 million.
Huawei Working Hard for Rural Success
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7/22/2015  |  11 comments
Aggressive sales strategy starting to gain traction as world's largest GPON maker focuses on the many hundreds of smaller rural players.
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End-User or Enterprise Benefits to the New IP

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Andrew Coward discusses what the New IP means to end users or enterprise customers. He explains compelling reasons, including how every customer can get their own network, from the transformation to the New IP.
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Network Visibility & the New IP

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Mukund Srigopal provides an explanation of what network visibility is and how it is essential as service providers transition to the New IP. In addition, the importance of the network packet broker is discussed.
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Video Exclusive With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

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Basil Alwan, President of IP Routing & Transport at Alcatel-Lucent, discusses virtualization, cultural challenges, the capex crunch and more with Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders.
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VDF: Enable the Financial With Mobile Money

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Ian Ravenscroft discusses how operators can expand to occupy the entire digital services value chain through service innovation.
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Telefónica on OSS Transformation

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Jose Gonzales discusses the details of Telefónica's operation transformation program.
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Judi Achmadi on Huawei's Cloud Storage Solution

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Judi discusses the key business goals of TelekomSigma's public cloud service and how Huawei's solution helps them address challenges.
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KPN Enlightening Digital Business & IT Transformation

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Rob de Beer discusses the changes that operators need to make with service innovation now coming from the Internet world.
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Stratus Telco-Grade Cloud Solutions & NFV

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Ali Kafel from Stratus Technologies addresses high-availability concerns within the telco industry with a solution that enables telcos to provide high-availability and stateful fault-tolerance using a software-based approach.
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The Six Million Dollar Business Man

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Steve Saunders, publisher. A man barely alive after an acquisition malfunction imploded the company he founded. Gentlemen, we can rebuild Light Reading. Better, faster, stronger.
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CEO Chat With Anukool Lakhina, Guavus

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Guavus CEO Anukool Lakhina talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the role of operational analytics in the communications services and networking sectors, particularly in relation to IoT.
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IBM's Flash Storage With Intel QuickAssist

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Intel's Bev Crair and IBM's Eric Herzog discuss how IBM's V9000 Flash Storage System has helped customers around the world. Featuring real-time compression powered by Intel QuickAssist Technology, the V9000 is a next-gen flash storage solution.
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Thailand's AIS: Transforming to an FMC Operator

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Saran Phaloprakarn, Senior VP of Fixed Broadband Business Management of Thailand's AIS, was a keynote speaker at the first Asia-Pacific Ultra Broadband Summit in Bangkok. In this video, he talks to Heavy Reading about transforming into an FMC (FBB+MBB+Content) operator.
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