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LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  1 comment
LightSpeed joins the ranks of gigabit providers addressing demand in mid-sized communities being passed over by incumbents for higher speeds.
Parks Predicts HBO OTT Success
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1/23/2015  |  3 comments
Research firm Parks Associates predicts that 17% of US broadband households are "likely to subscribe" to a standalone online video service from HBO priced at $14.99 per month.
Verizon Likes OTT Video Prospects
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1/23/2015  |  4 comments
With Dish, HBO and CBS moving forward with their Internet video ventures, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo is optimistic about his company's OTT plans.
Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Shareholders Approve Oi Deal
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1/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange nurtures startups; Austrian spectrum row; will anyone download the bride-valuation app?
FiOS Picks Up Pace Again
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1/22/2015  |  12 comments
Verizon's FTTP platform sees its growth re-surge in the fourth quarter as it continues to suck video subscribers away from cable operators.
BeIn Sports Chooses Videoscape TV Delivery Platform
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Will deliver sports video across more than 20 countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
New Set-Tops for Comcast, Charter
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
A new Cisco box made for Comcast has shown up in an FCC filing, while Charter has confirmed that Humax will be a second supplier for its Worldbox set-top initiative.
Verizon CFO Slams Title II Regs for ISPs
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1/22/2015  |  2 comments
Clarifying his earlier remarks, Verizon CFO Fran Shammo ripped into proposals to reclassify ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, arguing that such a move would jeopardize US private investment in broadband networks.
Local Cable Ad Revenue Rises 74% During Football Playoff Game
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1/22/2015  |  Post a comment
The game between Ohio State and Oregon attracted nearly 500 local advertisers across more than 130 local cable zones in 55 markets.
Indiana Carrier Takes Fiber to the Farm
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1/22/2015  |  9 comments
NITCO is deploying a high-speed fiber network to deliver gigabit connectivity to businesses, including a local farm/tourist attraction.
SCTE & ANGA Team Up on Bursary Program
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
SCTE currently accepting entries for the ANGA COM 2015 bursary program.
Albis Technologies Teams Up With SPB TV at CSTB 2015
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Albis Technologies teams up with SPB TV, provider of OTT, IPTV and mobile TV solutions for video content delivery to multiscreen devices, at CSTB 2015.
NCTC/Vubiquity: LiveVU MPEG-2 & MPEG-4 Linear Platform
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Agreement forged with NCTC to make Vubiquity's LiveVU linear television platform available to NCTC members.
Alticast's Carlucci Promoted to President
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1/21/2015  |  Post a comment
Carlucci widely recognized as expert in digital television field and will continue to serve as Alticast's CTO in addition to taking on the duties of president.
Who Will Own Cable's Content Security?
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1/21/2015  |  3 comments
As the cable industry looks toward downloadable content security, there's a power vacuum waiting to be filled.
Eurobites: Ericsson Lands Nordics Services Deal
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: probe into Orange/Jazztel deal resumes; LTE-Advanced in Kenya; more O2 sale rumors.
Obama Skips New Broadband Mandates
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1/21/2015  |  2 comments
Keeping his critics always on their toes, Obama surprised many observers by touching only very lightly on net neutrality in State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Ericsson Starts Over With MediaFirst
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1/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Ericsson stripped Mediaroom 'down to bare metal' before starting over with the new MediaFirst platform, set to debut commercially in the second quarter.
Eurobites: UK Govt Pushes for Single EU Digital Services Market
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1/20/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Saudi Telecom hires new CEO as Q4 profits slump; ETNO seeks new director general; Envivio lands French multiscreen gig.
Cuomo Unveils Broadband Aid Program
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1/19/2015  |  15 comments
With an eye on a possible White House run, New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces $500 million matching grant program for broadband providers willing to meet certain speed and other standards.
TWC Marks OpenStack Anniversary
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Time Warner Cable started its OpenStack efforts only one year ago, and today it has OpenStack-enabled cloud environments in two of the company's national data centers.
Lancope Launches Enhanced Network Monitoring Tool
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Claims its UDP Director simplifies data collection and distribution across enterprise networks.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Ups Capex Ante
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1/19/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VimpelCom's Renee walks away; 'roam like at home' a step closer; AlcaLu claims subsea breakthrough.
Video Streaming: Broadcasting the IP Video Revolution
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1/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent details the formats and protocols used for streaming IP video, which is gaining in popularity.
Sprint CTO Blesses a Light Touch of Title II
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1/16/2015  |  4 comments
In a letter to the FCC, Stephen Bye says that a 'light touch application' of Title II would not harm mobile broadband investment.
FCC Demands the 'Dish' on Sling TV
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1/16/2015  |  6 comments
The FCC wants Dish Network to hand over details about the programming distribution deals that the satellite TV provider has negotiated for its online Sling TV service.
Vubiquity Names New EVP of Marketing and Communications
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Michele Edelman made executive vice president of Marketing and Communications.
Eurobites: Ofcom Appeals for 5G Input
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1/16/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global hikes European prices; TeliaSonera sounds warning; UK and US play cyber war games.
10G PON Technologies: Where Do They Make Sense?
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1/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Next-generation passive optical network (PON) pushes fiber closer to the edge.
Synacor Scoops Up NimbleTV
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
TV authentication specialist Synacor has acquired online video startup NimbleTV.
Toward Gigabit Community Unity
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1/15/2015  |  4 comments
President Obama's stance on municipal broadband is politically polarizing – but could there be an upside for commercial service providers?
Balan Nair Named Co-Chair of SCTE 'Energy 2020' Program
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global exec joins Comcast's John Schanz at helm.
Clearleap Announces New VoD Delivery Pact With A+E
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
New on-demand partnership with A+E Networks’ brands which include A&E, Lifetime, History, FYI, LMN and H2.
Obama Rocks Broadband World Again
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1/15/2015  |  25 comments
Terming high-speed broadband 'a necessity,' 'not a luxury,' for Americans, Pres. Obama calls for preempting state laws that ban municipally owned broadband networks.
Redefining Broadband Could Vex Carriers
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1/15/2015  |  9 comments
Too much too soon, says Broadbandtrends analyst Teresa Mastrangelo.
Sandvine Reports Q4 & Full-Year Growth
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1/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Annual revenue for fiscal 2014 increased by 16% to $123.4 million.
WOW Business Expands Availability of High-Speed Internet Service
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Detroit and Evansville join Chicago, Cleveland and Columbus as operator continues rollout of 110Mbit/s Internet service for businesses.
INTX 2015 Will Host Next Interactive Launch Competition
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
MBA students tackle challenges in the worlds of multiplatform video and broadband.
Elemental Powers Pac-12 Now TV Everywhere Service
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Service reaches more than 30 countries via YouTube.
MACOM Unveils Passive Components for DOCSIS 3.1
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
High-performance transformers, couplers and power dividers/combiners provide system designers with toolbox of passives.
Arris Likes Its Charter Chances Too
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Despite the deal announced a CES last week, Arris CEO Bob Stanzione doesn't believe Cisco's Worldbox agreement with Charter will take any set-top market share away from his company.
Telefónica & NEC Win Award for Virtualized Home Gateway Trials
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1/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Trial intended to helping to reduce access broadband network costs while providing a platform to accelerate future service innovations.
Momentum Mounting for Municipal Gigabit
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1/14/2015  |  5 comments
Supporters of municipal broadband gather in Kansas City, the site of the first Google Fiber deployment, as the US government gets behind munis.
Eurobites: Sunrise IPO on Horizon
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1/14/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Egypt signs wholesale deals; Telefónica boosts VoIP with Zaark; AlcaLu reaches vectoring milestone.
TWC Maxxes Out in KC
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1/13/2015  |  2 comments
Time Warner Cable continues its all-digital transition with a rollout of its TWC Maxx initiative in Kansas City, its fourth upgrade market.
Eurobites: Orange Mulls French M&A Action
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1/13/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global reorganizes; Netflix rolls on to TalkTalk; German cable capers.
CES Redux: State of the Smart Home Wars
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1/12/2015  |  15 comments
Product demos, panel discussions and unfettered gossip spoke volumes about the chaotic state of the smart home at CES 2015.
Tele Columbus to Launch 400Mbit/s Service
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1/12/2015  |  6 comments
Germany's third-biggest cable operator claims new broadband service will be twice as fast as current market offerings.
Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
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1/9/2015  |  9 comments
A municipal utility in Sebewaing, Michigan, tries to transform a sugar beet capital into a Gigabit Village.
AT&T Kicks Off LTE Broadcast
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1/9/2015  |  7 comments
AT&T will host the first live, on-site demo of LTE Broadcast technology at the college football national championship game on January 12.
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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Graham Finnie from Heavy Reading about some of the key factors driving change in the data services landscape. Find out what his policy management research reveals about the road ahead for policy control.
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Highlights From the 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading brought together telecom executives in Reykjavik, Iceland to discuss their vision for high-capacity networks through the end of the decade. The intimate, interactive meeting was set against the backdrop of Iceland's spectacular natural beauty. As one of the event's founding sponsors, Cisco's Doug Webster shared his company's ...
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Harmonic, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment with Huawei

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At IBC, Peter Alexander, Senior Vice President & CMO at Harmonic, speaks about the growing interest in pay-TV service and its branching into multiple devices.
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Sony Marketing Director Olivier Bovis Discusses the Outlook for 4K and Cooperation With Huawei at IBC 2014

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Huawei Pay-TV Partner Envivio, Helping Carriers Accelerate 4K Video Deployment

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At IBC, Olivier Bovis, Marketing Director of Sony, speaks about the coming of the 4K era.
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Pay-TV's Networked Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about the future of the pay-TV industry and its transition.
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Jeff Heynen: Distributed Access Will Help MSOs Compete in the Future

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At IBC, Jeff Heynen, Principal Analyst at Infonetics, speaks about moving to distributed access and the future trend of cable business.
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Cisco Talks Transformation

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Cisco VP of Products & Solutions Marketing Doug Webster at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Cisco's approach to network virtualization as well as how service providers can begin to monetize high-capacity networks through the end of the decade.
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Bob Wilson, Arsenal Legend: The Light Reading Interview

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Arsenal goalkeeping legend Bob Wilson was Light Reading's guest interviewee at the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in December. See what the former soccer star and sports broadcaster had to say when he took to the stage in Iceland.
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What MEF Third Network Initiative Means for SDN & NFV

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss discusses the importance of the MEF Third Network initiative and why it's good news for SDN/NFV industry initiatives.
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Frank Miller: Distributed Solutions are the Best Build for the Future - Part II

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At SCTE, Frank Miller, Global CTO of MSO at Huawei, speaks about Cable 2.0 and its innovative future.
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