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Cox Lights Up Flare Kids App
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8/27/2015  |  4 comments
Cox goes over the top with new Flare Kids app.
Dish, Sinclair End Largest TV Blackout
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8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group have settled their differences and intend to sign a new long-term agreement for content distribution. n.
Eurobites: AlcaLu's Combes to Run Altice Ops
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8/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Turkish delight at auction outcome; Cellcom mulls Golan bid; Swisscom launches WiFi calling; Ericsson extends ITV deal.
Charter Sued for TWC/BHN Acquisition Plans
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Lawsuit alleges Charter gave Liberty a sweetheart deal in proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Hulu Brings Next-Gen Ad Platform to TV
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8/26/2015  |  1 comment
Hulu has launched a private programmatic ad exchange to boost data-driven advertising efforts.
Casa Systems Preps D3.1 Downstream Module
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Casa claims it has the cable industry’s first full DOCSIS 3.1 and integrated CCAP downstream card.
Sinclair Goes Dark for Dish
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8/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Sinclair stations have gone dark for Dish subscribers in what is being called the largest TV blackout in American history.
Cablevision Plays Up OTT in CBS Retrans Deal
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8/25/2015  |  1 comment
Cablevision will resell CBS All Access and the Showtime streaming service, thanks to a broad new retransmission consent deal with CBS.
Clock Starts on DOCSIS 3.1
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8/25/2015  |  Post a comment
The race for DOCSIS 3.1 deployments begins as CableLabs opens the door for product certifications.
Could Market Volatility Hurt Tech IPOs?
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8/24/2015  |  7 comments
Tech IPOs could suffer if stock market losses prove to be more than just jitters.
Vendor CEO Comp: Cashing In, Cashing Out
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
2014 was a lucrative year for the top dogs at telecom vendors, who were paid big bucks for driving turnarounds, M&A, continued relevancy or brand revivals.
Cross MediaWorks Acquires BlackArrow
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Cross MediaWorks is acquiring dynamic ad insertion specialist BlackArrow in a deal reported to be worth between $90 and $120 million.
Australia's NBN Cost Blowout
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
The NBN political football has been kicked back into play.
Mirantis Secures OpenStack Kingpin Status With $100M Round, Intel Collaboration
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8/24/2015  |  2 comments
Mirantis lands its second $100 million funding round, adding Goldman Sachs to its backers, and brokers strategic development relationship with Intel.
Mirantis Lands $100M Funding Round
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8/24/2015  |  Post a comment
OpenStack specialist has secured a $100 million investment round and struck a technology development relationship with Intel.
Gigabites: CenturyLink Expands Gig-Powered IPTV
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8/21/2015  |  5 comments
CenturyLink is ramping up rollouts of its gigabit-powered Prism TV service, and momentum builds in gigabit cities around the country.
Rogers/Shaw Unlock Shomi for All Canadians
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8/21/2015  |  Post a comment
The Canadian OTT service Shomi is now available nationwide.
Roku Reigns in Streaming Market
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8/21/2015  |  5 comments
Roku beats out Google, Amazon and Apple in the streaming media player market.
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8/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Adtran Delivers a Faster Gigabit
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8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Using New IP strategies, Adtran is increasing the speed of gigabit deployments by up to tenfold.
Kudelski Improves H1 2015 Results
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8/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Group revenues and other operating income for the first half increased by CHF24.9 million to CHF425 million.
Eurobites: Swisscom Mixes It With LTE
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8/20/2015  |  8 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kudelski H1 numbers up; CityFibre strikes wireless hub deal; Google struck by Belgian lightning.
Meet DirecTV's 4K Genie Mini
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
DirecTV is moving 4K forward... slowly... with the launch of its new 4K Genie Mini set-top.
DLNA Unveils 3.0 Certification Program
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Expands DLNA Certification Program to give CE manufacturers more options for certifying their products based on how they plan to differentiate them in the market.
A Peek at What's Behind Comcast's Momentum
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8/19/2015  |  11 comments
Comcast hasn't let a little thing like the failed acquisition of Time Warner Cable keep it down.
S3 Survey Shows Pay-TV Shift Toward Software
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers' reliability and innovation is no longer driven by the physical plant, but rather by software code, finds survey.
Eurobites: Telefónica Refreshes Its Routers With AlcaLu
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8/19/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix raises European prices; DT exec gets a dig in at online advertising; BBC upgrades iPlayer.
Google Debuts Smart WiFi Router OnHub
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8/19/2015  |  6 comments
Google is launching a new high-end retail WiFi router with bandwidth customization options, automatic updates and a mobile app for managing WiFi configurations.
NBCUniversal Invests $200M in BuzzFeed
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8/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast subsidiary takes a stake in the popular digital media company that has more than 200 million monthly unique visitors.
Comcast Scoops Up 'This Technology'
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8/18/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast has acquired Denver-based This Technology and will fold the company's expertise into its Video IP Engineering & Research (VIPER) division.
Cisco Debuts Thor in Video Codec Fight
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8/18/2015  |  3 comments
To combat HEVC licensing concerns, Cisco has introduced a new initiative called Thor, designed to create a royalty-free, next-generation video codec.
Metrological Unveils TV Apps Dashboard
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8/18/2015  |  Post a comment
New tools create customized app profiles based on viewing habits and automate billing.
Here's Who's Making the Big Bucks in Cable
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8/18/2015  |  5 comments
From top to bottom, here's a list of how much money cable and media executives earned in 2014.
Cable Execs Are Minting Money
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8/18/2015  |  2 comments
Cable operators and media companies paid their executives well in 2014, up to $156 million in the case of one lucky CEO.
Comcast Readies 'Watchable' Online Service
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8/17/2015  |  5 comments
You'd be forgiven for confusing Comcast's multiple online video attempts.
Eurobites: Amazon Drones Could Launch First in UK
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8/17/2015  |  22 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Zegona buys Telecable; PT Inovação lands role in multiple 5G projects; Zen Internet joins BT G.fast trials; Virgin Media plans WiFi rollout; NEC lands critical infrastructure job in Kuwait; Ooredoo nabs ISP license in Maldives; Metrological launches software tools for pay-TV providers.
2015 Global Services Forum Focuses on Re-Architecting Infrastructure and Operations for New Growth
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8/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Two full days of keynotes, panels and sessions in Zurich, Switzerland, delve into details on how service providers can transform to meet demands of evolving user experience and digital operations.
Gigabites: 200 Gig Communities & Counting
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8/14/2015  |  2 comments
Infrastructure vendor Adtran is already powering gigabit services for more than 200 communities, and service providers are marking new gigabit milestones as well.
Rumored Apple TV Service Hits Another Snag
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8/14/2015  |  9 comments
Latest Apple rumor has Apple TV launch delayed until 2016. Will the company wait forever?
Comcast's NBC Invests $200M in Vox Media
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8/14/2015  |  1 comment
NBCUniversal makes $200 million equity investment in Vox Media.
Tele Columbus Reports Q2 Growth
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8/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Revenues grew by 2.3% year on year to €54.3 million; normalized total operating performance increased by 7% year on year to €62.2 million.
Eurobites: Ofcom Greases Wheels of BT/EE Deal
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8/14/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera and Telenor make concessions on planned Danish merger; Pernille Erenbjerg made CEO of Denmark's TDS; Amazon expands in Africa.
FCC Looks to Reform Retrans Rules
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8/13/2015  |  5 comments
In seeking to prevent TV blackouts, the FCC wants to give pay-TV providers a leg up in content licensing negotiations with broadcasters.
AT&T Has Its Mobile Video Moment
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8/13/2015  |  5 comments
AT&T outlines the future for its integration with DirecTV.
Encoding.com Intros Unlimited Plans for Cloud Services
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8/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Encoding.com Reserved Cloud offers an unmetered, single tenant pricing model.
Cisco SP Revenue Improves – Finally
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Improvement reflects the company's transition to the New IP.
Security Services Boost Cable & Telcos
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8/12/2015  |  5 comments
Cable and telecom companies are gaining share -- and a toehold in IoT -- as the home security market expands.
Adtran Streamlines Virtual Network Functionality
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
VNF bundle delivers greater flexibility and efficiency for service providers' vCPE service strategies.
Videotron Launches Ultra-High-Definition Service
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Set-top box will enable Videotron customers who have purchased a UHD television set to begin viewing content in UHD format when the service launches.
SKY Television Expands Relationship With NetCracker
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8/12/2015  |  Post a comment
New Zealand pay-TV operator hopes to improve its billing and CEM.
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Vodafone: Mobile Money Is About Customer Trust

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Light Reading spoke with Vodafone's Ian Ravenscroft about the unique responsibilities and opportunities facing operators handling customers' financial transactions over the network.
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Palo Alto Networks on Expanding in the Carrier/Service Provider Market

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Alfred Lee from Palo Alto Networks tells Steve Saunders about their new chassis-based system, the PA-7080, and how it can benefit service providers compared to legacy firewalls.
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Global Services Forum Preview

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Light Reading's CEO and Founder Steve Saunders talks about Huawei's upcoming Global Services Forum with the help of Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan and Teresa Mastrangelo.
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Infoblox on DNS Threat Index

8|19|15   |   04:39   |   (0) comments


Dilip Pillaipakam from Infoblox talks to Steve Saunders about his company's core network services.
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CEO Chat With Ihab Tarazi, Equinix

8|14|15   |   20:18   |   (1) comment


Equinix CTO Ihab Tarazi talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the dramatic changes in the data center, cloud and interconnect markets and discusses the impact of SDN and NFV in the coming years.
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The Netformx Ecosystem

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Ittai Bareket, CEO of Netformx, talks with Steve Saunders about the Netformx Ecosystem, which employs cutting-edge prescriptive analytics to help solution providers maximize profits.
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Versa Networks on Leveraging VNFs

8|12|15   |   07:37   |   (0) comments


Kumar Mehta, founder and CEO of stealth mode startup Versa Networks, talks with Steve Saunders about how providers can best leverage virtualized network functions (VNFs).
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Transforming the Network Through OPNFV

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Sandra Rivera, VP Data Center Group; GM Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation, on OPNFV Arno and how the industry is coming together to accelerate the deployment of NFV and transform the network.
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Huawei ONS Product Demo

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Huawei shows at Open Networking Summit 2015 in Santa Clara how its SDN and NFV solutions embrace openness.
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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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CEO Chat With Basil Alwan, Alcatel-Lucent

7|24|15   |   26:44   |   (5) comments


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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