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Opposition Mounts to Comcast/Time Warner, AT&T/DirecTV Mergers
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7/11/2014  |  2 comments
The FCC is soliciting public comment on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger while opponents to that and the AT&T/DirecTV deal continue to voice concerns.
Big Names at SCTE D3.1 Symposium
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7/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Comcast's Salinger and Cisco's Chapman just two of the names on the bill.
Eurobites: FreedomPop Heads to Europe
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7/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators welcome data law change; BT has its day in court, and bags a Special One; VDSL2 boost in France.
Pervasive Video Could Change Internet Fundamentals
Rewired  | 
7/10/2014  |  6 comments
The beauty of the early Internet was that it was distance-insensitive but as video takes over and the cloud grows, is that changing?
Cogeco Reports Q3, Abandons IPTV
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7/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Third-quarter revenue increased by $31.6 million, or 6.3%, to reach $536.1 million.
Is This Aereo's Back-Up Plan?
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7/9/2014  |  7 comments
Aereo is now arguing that since the Supreme Court has effectively ruled it a cable company, it should have the same rights as a cable operator to license broadcast content.
Calix Launches DOCSIS Provisioning of GPON
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7/9/2014  |  2 comments
Fiber access vendor also announces Grande Communications as the first cable customer for its new broadband product that enables 1-Gig download speeds.
Rovi Renews, Expands Patent License Agreement With Samsung
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Multi-year renewal for Samsung TV products expands global coverage.
ABOX42, Nordija Team Up for Advanced IPTV
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Set-top box maker and middleware provider get it on for interactive TV.
Comcast Trials Its 'Super DVR'
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7/9/2014  |  17 comments
By connecting three X1 DVRs together, Comcast users can get 'Super DVR' service with the ability to watch and record up to 15 shows at once.
The Big Telecom Switch
Column  | 
7/9/2014  |  10 comments
There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities – monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.
Eurobites: Orange Takes On Netflix
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7/9/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu gets speedy on copper; Bosnian operator targets Austria; South African jobs strife.
Calix Helps Grande Turn Up Gigabit Fiber Services in Austin
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7/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Grande Communications deploys E7 for Gigabit services and Compass Open Link Cable software for DOCSIS provisioning of GPON.
Slingshot Brings Netflix to New Zealand
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7/8/2014  |  2 comments
New Zealand ISP Slingshot makes Netflix and other restricted services widely available to subscribers by turning on its anti-geo-blocking feature as a default setting.
Netflix's Problem Is Its Transit Network – Report
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7/8/2014  |  34 comments
Internet veteran Peter Sevcik uses analysis of Netflix's own ISP Speed Index to show that broadband ISPs aren't at fault for video slowdown.
Eurobites: Telefónica Has a Marketing Brainstorm
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7/8/2014  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu benefits from Project Spring; Monitise reports; smartphones as passion-killers.
FCC Picks Mega-Merger Review Teams
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
The federal regulatory agency chooses its teams to review proposed acquisitions by Comcast and AT&T
YouTube Joins Netflix, Ranks ISPs
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7/7/2014  |  15 comments
Google is now ranking ISPs on their ability to deliver a high-quality YouTube experience.
SCTE Names Dean Stoneback to SCTE Engineering Staff
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Industry veteran to drive development of standards, recommended practices, training resources.
South Korea Tops 4K TV List
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7/7/2014  |  1 comment
In a new 'State of the Internet' report from Akamai, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong rank as the most 4K-ready nations, based on sustained broadband speeds.
Eurobites: Etisalat Embraces 400G OTN
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7/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sells Norwegian unit to TeliaSonera; Orange looks Spain-wards for future M&A action; Telefónica broadens pay-TV interests.
IPTV Breaks the 100M Subs Barrier
News Analysis  | 
7/4/2014  |  1 comment
There are now more than 100 million IPTV users globally, according to Point Topic, but is it a service with much future growth?
Orange Cinema Series Uses Viaccess-Orca for Game of Thrones Offer
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7/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Orange heads into DEEP waters.
Eurobites: Com Hem Sparks Gold Rush
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7/4/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ISPs sue UK spooks; KPN rolls out WiFi with Fon; more Uber upset.
Soccer Beats Sochi in Live Streaming
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7/3/2014  |  3 comments
Comcast reports that live streaming of the World Cup has already surpassed online viewing during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Cable & OTT: Do We Hear Wedding Bells?
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7/3/2014  |  5 comments
Cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers are striking up an unusual friendship, yet this unexpected pairing may lead to profitability for both sides, once some significant challenges are hurdled.
Eurobites: Nokia Buys 3D Network Planning Tool
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7/3/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approval for Vodafone/ONO deal; Vodafone plugs into Irish electricity network; Tele2 in M2M tie-up.
July M&A Madness! Spirent, SPIT Vendors Lead the Way
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7/2/2014  |  2 comments
July is only 2 days old but has already witnessed multiple acquisition announcements, with the test and measurement, OSS, and mobile small cell sectors leading the way.
NFV 'Inception' Meeting Highlights Tectonic Shift in Telecom
Shades of Ray  | 
7/2/2014  |  7 comments
The open source NFV platform meeting in the Valley this week highlights some of the key shifts ongoing in telecom.
FCC: Are You Being Served?
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7/2/2014  |  8 comments
With the start of Connect America Phase II, the FCC is accepting challenges on whether individual census blocks are being adequately served by existing broadband providers.
It Pays to Be a Cable Exec
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7/1/2014  |  Post a comment
Roberts' latest contract puts him in the top 10 of CEO salaries ever, while the TWC C-suite guys get fitted for golden parachutes.
Dems Urge FCC Action to Protect Muni Nets
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6/30/2014  |  39 comments
Eight members of Congress are pushing FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to use agency power to protect the rights of municipalities to build broadband nets.
Lightpath Debuts Managed Video Conferencing Service
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6/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Lightpath Video Conference expands the Lightpath suite of managed services.
FourthWall Media Teams With Smart Media to Deliver TV Audience Data
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6/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Licensing agreement will provide second-by-second television viewing data to SMG.
Alticast Hires TWC VP as Chief Architect
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6/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Bill Helms steps up to the plate.
Net Neutrality: Level 3 Sees Peering Progress Soon
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6/30/2014  |  10 comments
Level 3 hints that major progress may be coming shortly on the pesky peering issues in the network neutrality debate.
Aereo Presses Pause… for Good?
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6/30/2014  |  10 comments
Aereo has halted service after last week's US Supreme Court ruling, but CEO Chet Kanojia says, "Our journey is far from done."
Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/30/2014  |  3 comments
A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.
Eurobites: Huawei Helps to Debut 450MHz LTE in Finland
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6/30/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT units opt for 'joyn' RCS; Virgin Mobile France sold; dismantling Google.
SCTE Pushes Cable Energy Savings
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2014  |  2 comments
Cable tech group launches 'Energy 2020' program to curb industry energy use by 20% and cut power costs by 25% by the end of the decade.
Colorado Gigabit Network Shuns Video, Embraces OTT
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6/27/2014  |  14 comments
Longmont Power & Communications decides not to develop a video option for its FTTH-based service package, opting to give customers a fat pipe for OTT services instead.
Can Google Get TV Right?
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/26/2014  |  13 comments
In yet another attempt to conquer the TV set, Google is launching its Android TV operating system for the big video screen. But will it succeed where other attempts have failed?
Huawei Plugs Distributed CCAP
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2014  |  3 comments
Jumping into an already crowded market, Huawei is promoting a Distributed Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) solution that also supports the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec.
Eurobites: Vodafone Gets a Yes on ONO
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6/26/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Carphone Warehouse/Dixons merger wins EC approval; Swisscom picks PlumGrid; an Ofcom rocket up BT's bottom.
Leading Lights 2014 Winners Video
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/26/2014  |  1 comment
See what the winners of this year's Leading Lights awards had to say when we put them in front of a TV camera immediately after accepting their gongs at our gala dinner.
Optimum Launches High-Definition Phone Service
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6/25/2014  |  Post a comment
First in US to offer landline phone service in HD, claims Cablevision.
Broadcast Blues
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6/25/2014  |  4 comments
Pity Aereo. Its model lies in ruins. Now, the legal bills.
Supreme Court Halts Aereo's Flight
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6/25/2014  |  47 comments
The Supremes ruled that Aereo's business model of transmitting TV signals over the web constitutes a public performance and therefore violates US copyright law.
Pay-TV Providers Stoke the Impulse Buy
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6/25/2014  |  4 comments
Pay-TV providers are in a great position to increase their platform revenue and sales of digital copies through a sustained, proactive consumer education program.
Comcast/NBCU Hackathon Produces First Winners
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6/25/2014  |  Post a comment
The five creators of customizable news app Thumbnail took home the prize in the inaugural Comcast/NBCU hackathon for software developers.
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Symkloud NVF-Ready Video Transcoding, Big Data

7|9|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


Kontron and ISV partner Vantrix demonstrate high-performance video transcoding and data analytic solutions on same 2U standard platform that is ready for SDN and NFV deployments made by mobile, cable and cloud operators.
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The Evolving Role of Hybrid Video for Competitive Success

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At Huawei's Global Analysts Summit in Shenzhen, China, Steven C. Hawley from TV Strategies speaks to us about the evolving role of hybrid video for competitive success.
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How CSPs Leverage Big Data in the Digital Economy

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Justin van der Lande from Analysys Mason shares with us his views on how telecom operators can leverage customer asset monetization with big data. His discusses the current status of big data applications and the challenges and opportunities for telecom operators in the digital economy era.
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Accelerator for Digital Business – Future Oriented BSS

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Mobile and internet are becoming intertwined; IT and CT are integrating; and leading CSPs have begun to transform to information service and entertainment providers. How should the BSS system evolve to enable this transformation? Karl Whitelock, an analyst at Frost & Sullivan, shares his views.
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Orange Tunisia Discusses Multi-Band Antenna With EasyRET Solution

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As new site acquisition becomes more difficult, Orange Tunisia has requested multi-band antenna to support UMTS and LTE innovation. Some things considered include reducing the cost of antenna maintenance and having high reliability antenna and EasyRET solution.
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How Telefonica Spain Considers Antenna Selection for LTE Network Deployment

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Tony Conlan, Global CTO of RAN, Telefonica, shares his opinion on antennas in LTE network deployment: Tower space is the premier requirement on antennas; reliability is important to reduce OPEX; and EasyRET solution will be helpful for antenna maintenance.
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dtac Thailand: Multi-band Antenna & Capacity Solution for a Better MBB Experience

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With the development of LTE, tower space and load are limited for new antenna, but users' capacity requirements are growing fast. To provide a better MBB experience, Panya Vechbanyongratana from dtac Thailand shared his experiences and antenna requirements.
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BTE Panel: Network of the Future

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Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
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Redknee Supports BH Telecom With Redknee Unified

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Lucas Skoczkowski, CEO of Redknee, and Amir Orucevic, Director BH Mobile, discuss how the benefits of the Redknee Unified suite of products provide BH Telecom with innovation and leadership in the market, with the flexibility to launch services faster to the market, provide new and compelling promotions and pricing models, and combine services in order to drive ...
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Redknee Talks Virtualization

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Jim DeMarco, Redknee's CTO, talks about the drivers of Redknee's investment in virtualization, and the benefits their customers achieve including the monetization of new revenue lines and greater speed to market.
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Innovation: Are You in the Zone?

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The seven members of the Big Telecom Event's Innovation Zone tell us why their product or service is unique, notable, and worthy of being in the zone.
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Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods

6|30|14   |   03:37   |   (3) comments


A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.
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