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Grande Preps 1 Gig for San Antonio
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2/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Getting the jump on its rivals again, the US competitive overbuilder plans to extend Gigabit service to a second large Texas market after launching similar service in Austin early last year.
Aereo Gets A Kick in the Ass(ets)
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2/27/2015  |  2 comments
In what should finally be its last chapter, Aereo auctions off its assets to TiVo, RPX Corp and Alliance Technology Solutions for the disappointing sum of less than $2 million.
The Title II Ruling: A 'Wow' Moment
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2/27/2015  |  5 comments
Thursday February 26, 2015 will stand out in the US communications calendar as an historic day following the reclassification of broadband and imposition of net neutrality rules.
Grande Communications Plans 1G deployment in San Antonio
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Grande Trumps Competition by Adding Power 200, 300, and 400 to Its High-Speed Internet Options Along with the Deployment of 1G in San Antonio.
Comcast Business Named Fastest Growing Ethernet Provider
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Expanded focus on data center and cloud connectivity, award-winning new Ethernet @Home service and customer momentum helped fuel second consecutive year as the fastest growing U.S. Ethernet provider.
FCC Clears Way for Muni Network Expansion
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2/26/2015  |  3 comments
The FCC pre-empts state laws in Tennessee and North Carolina, potentially opening the floodgates to municipal network expansion.
FCC Vote Shows Net Neutrality Strains
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2/26/2015  |  1 comment
In a historic move, the Commission adopts a Title II regulatory regime but agrees to forbear from many of the utility-style regulations that Title II embodies. Will that work? We'll see.
US Telecom: FCC's Move Has Global Implications
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2/26/2015  |  2 comments
Agency's chief, Walter McCormick, says reclassifying Internet access as a telecom service could open Pandora's box of international treaty rules.
FCC Adopts Title II Rules
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2/26/2015  |  8 comments
Acceding to Obama's public request, the FCC has adopted the reclassification of broadband service as a Title II telecom service over both fixed broadband lines and mobile networks.
Mavenir Launches VoWiFi for Cable
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Mavenir Systems, a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, today announced the availability of its Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) solution for cable operators.
FCC Adopts Title II Internet Regs for Net Neutrality
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
As expected the FCC approved regulation of Internet access until Title II common carrier rules to implement net neutrality in a 3-2 vote.
Cablevision CEO Shrugs Off Title II
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
While other top US cable and telco executives fear the worst about the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Cablevision Systems CEO James Dolan is pretty blasé about it.
NaviSite Adds West Coast Data Center
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable subsidiary NaviSite today opened a new data center in Santa Clara to add to its West Coast presence in response to increased demand for enterprise cloud and managed services.
T-Mobile US Spurs Growth at Deutsche Telekom
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2/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest operator had its US business to thank for sales and earnings growth in 2014, with all other units reporting revenue declines.
Cablevision Mulls Going OTT
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2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Cablevision CEO James Dolan hints that the fifth biggest US MSO is mulling some type of slimmer broadband video service as it shifts its emphasis from conventional pay-TV delivery.
BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better
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2/25/2015  |  4 comments
This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
Is FCC Weighing Net Neutrality Changes?
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2/25/2015  |  9 comments
Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn is rumored to have recommended last-minute tweaks to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality proposal that would water it down a bit.
Eurobites: VimpelCom Faces Tough 2015
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2/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice's ambition; Bouygues Telecom sees revenues slide; controlling drones by brainwaves.
Comcast Weighs WiFi Plans
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2/25/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast officials are studying ways to monetize their WiFi assets as they continue to deploy millions of hotspots throughout the US.
Comcast Sweats Title II Rules
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2/24/2015  |  6 comments
While clearly not thrilled with the FCC's proposed Title II regulatory regime, Comcast executives seem resigned to it.
DT Expands Its Vectoring Commitments
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
Announcing new coverage targets for its vectored broadband service, German incumbent Deutsche Telekom is looking to 'super-vectoring' to fend off its cable rivals.
Katura, IBM Power New Turner Cloud-TV Service
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2/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Turner’s new multi-screen TV Everywhere service debuted on February 22nd with the streaming of the Academy Awards ceremony.
Arris Adds Global Flavor to RDK
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2/24/2015  |  1 comment
RDK Management is adding new support for Europe's DVB pay-TV technology standard to its software stack, thanks to development contributions from Arris.
Dish Sheds Subs, Changes Up CEO
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Dish Network lost 63,000 video subscribers in Q4 after carriage battles with programmers, and CEO Joseph Clayton is retiring.
Artemis's pCell Network Coming Soon Via Dish
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2/24/2015  |  3 comments
Startup promising to greatly improve LTE network performance will launch on Dish's spectrum in San Fran, as well as make its Hub available for indoor testing.
Comcast to Open IoT Lab in Accelerator
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The cable operator connects with Boulder accelerator Boomtown in an effort to foster application innovation for the IoT.
FCC Panel Debates CableCARD Successor
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2/24/2015  |  2 comments
The first meeting of the FCC's Downloadable Security Technology Advisory Committee proves that creating a CableCARD successor will be anything but easy.
DirecTV Grudgingly Eyes OTT
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Although not thrilled about the profit potential of over-the-top video, DirecTV is exploring the option of launching its own Internet video service to compete in the broadband video space.
Did Arris Just Upend Cisco for Major Oz Deal?
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2/23/2015  |  2 comments
Arris is to play a critical role in expanding and upgrading HFC-based broadband services in Australia.
Cyber Security Expert Warns: You're Doing It Wrong
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2/23/2015  |  31 comments
Companies are clueless about cyber security, according to the CEO of the US Cyber Consequences Unit.
Arris Wins Major DOCSIS Deal at NBN Co.
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2/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Australian government business enterprise chooses Arris to build its next-generation HFC broadband network.
Discovery CEO Threatens Cable With OTT
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2/20/2015  |  6 comments
Discovery CEO David Zaslav says he will consider creating a direct-to-consumer online video service if cable companies don't beef up their TV Everywhere efforts soon.
Ericsson: Performance, Agility, Personalization All Matter
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
The next generation of services isn't about more bandwidth alone but the ability to customize and bring things to market faster, exec tells New IP audience.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests Virtual CPE
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Gemalto investigates hacking claims; BT welcomes Euro support over pricing rules; T-Mobile Austria bundles Netflix; and more.
Virgin Media Business, Arqiva Team on 4G Small Cell Backhaul
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2/20/2015  |  Post a comment
Virgin Media Business and infrastructure specialist Arqiva have joined forces to offer the UK's mobile operators a small cell site and connectivity package in multiple major cities.
Cox & Cleveland Clinic Team to Bring Healthcare Home
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox Communications and Cleveland Clinic form alliance to take healthcare to the home.
Altice Bids €3.9B for Remaining Numericable-SFR Stake
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Numericable-SFR and Altice confirm they have submitted an offer to acquire all of the Numericable-SFR shares held by Vivendi.
Arris Running Into Headwinds
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Big cable/telco equipment vendor ends 2014 on a high note but sees tougher times in 2015 because of telco capex cuts, media merger deals, rising US dollar and West Coast port issues.
NBC Goes Live Online... for Cable Subs
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
NBCUniversal launched live streaming of its linear TV lineup this week for online viewers who can prove they already have a pay-TV subscription.
Ericsson Evolves Its Media Delivery Network
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Vendor adds MDN Cache, MDN Optimize and MDN Connect to its Media Delivery Network proposition.
Technicolor Reports 2014, Unveils New Strategy
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2/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Technicolor reports its fourth quarter and full year financials, unveils a new corporate strategy called Drive 2020 and appoints three Deputy CEOs.
Liberty Global Digs Latin Beat
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2/18/2015  |  Post a comment
Top international MSO sees strong potential for broadband and pay-TV growth in Latin America and Caribbean as it prepares to launch tracking stock for its growing LatAm cable assets.
Rovi Lands A&E for Ad Analytics
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2/18/2015  |  1 comment
Rovi has signed up A&E Networks as its first major media customer for Ad Optimizer, an audience targeting solution built on Rovi's analytics platform.
Sonic Pushes Free Gigabit to California Schools
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2/18/2015  |  10 comments
The ISP is offering to connect schools in Northern California to its gigabit network for free if enough users sign on.
SCTE Names Daniel Howard as SCTE Fellow
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
He will focus on technology operationalization; CTO search underway.
The Future of Broadband Tech
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
Net neutrality, broadband services and the current outlook on data consumption, as presented by the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
We Don't Need No Stinkin' TV
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2/17/2015  |  4 comments
New Nielsen numbers show a startling drop in traditional TV viewing by millennials in the last four months of 2014, setting off alarm bells in the TV industry.
Ad Insertion Vendor Scores Patent, Customers
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2/17/2015  |  1 comment
Ad tech specialist This Technology secures a key US patent for dynamic ad insertion and adds two big, albeit unnamed US MSOs, to its cable and telco client roster.
CityFibre Bolsters Leadership Team
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
UK fiber challenger beefs up its management.
Former Freesat Man Joins Genius Digital
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2/17/2015  |  Post a comment
Giles Cottle joins Genius Digital to lead strategic product management.
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Huawei Shares Its Vision of the Future of Mobile Networks Innovations

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Mobile broadband is changing our lives. It's reshaping the Internet, industry, and society. It allows us to freely connect with one another anytime, anywhere. At this year's Mobile World Congress, Huawei will share its latest insights and newest ideas and technologies that will shape the future of MBB. They will showcase their end-to-end MBB solutions that will ...
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Accelerate Digitizing, Boost Digital Business

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A new digital revolution is leading us to a better connected world. Together with millions of digital partners, Huawei will help CSPs to build their digital service ecosystem and aggregate a wide variety of digital services. In this video, we find out how Huawei is going to help CSPs implement digital operations.
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The Secret Recipe to Enabling Hyper-Growth Industries

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With a number of successful cases on network capability exposure, Huawei is going to share the secret recipe to enabling hyper-growth markets with a step-by-step approach.
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BTE 2015 Is Bigger & Even Better

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This year's Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago is going to provide more opportunities than ever for networking, getting to grips with key industry challenges and opportunities and, equally as important, having some fun.
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Light Reading ICT Leaders Roundtable at MWC 2015

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On Sunday March 1, 2015, Light Reading will host an ICT Leaders Roundtable in partnership with Huawei. At this half-day event, CIOs, analysts and researchers will discuss key industry trends like virtualization in the cloud with a specific focus on new business models. Located at the luxurious Renaissance Hotel near the Fira Barcelona, space is limited so please ...
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Going Green in 2015

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Energy efficiency is set to be an incredibly hot topic in the telecom industry this year.
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SDN & NFV: Where Are We Going From Here?

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Vitesse Semiconductor CTO Martin Nuss gives his perspective on why SDN and NFV should be tightly interconnected and how he sees the industry moving forward.
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Time for Gigabit Europe?

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Gigabit broadband networks are springing up all around the US and they'll soon become more commonplace in Europe.
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Brocade Brings New IP Vision to 2020 Vision Executive Summit

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In December 2014, Light Reading gathered 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, Brocade's Kelly Herrell shared his company's strategy at ...
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Brocade's Kelly Herrell on the New IP

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In December 2014, Steve Saunders sat down with Brocade VP of Software Networking Kelly Herrell at Light Reading's 2020 Vision executive summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. They spoke about Brocade's approach to the New IP, the future of the telecom industry, and more.
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Dr. Dong Sun Talks About Carriers' Digital Transformation & Huawei’s Telco OS

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Dr. Dong Sun, Chief Architect of Digital Transformation Solutions at Huawei, discusses how telecom operators can become digital ecosystem enablers and deliver optimal user experiences that are in real-time, on-demand, all-online, DIY and social (ROADS).
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Huawei's Chief Network Architect Talks about Network Experience & Operators’ Strategies

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In the digital age, network experience has become the primary productivity especially for telecom operators. In this video, Wenshuan Dang, Huawei’s Chief Network Architect, discusses how carriers can tackle the challenge of infrastructure complexity in order to enhance business agility and improve user experience.
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