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A&E Launches Lifetime OTT Service
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7/3/2015  |  2 comments
Following the leads of CBS, HBO, Showtime and others, A&E Networks has become the latest major programmer to launch its own online video service, Lifetime Movie Club.
Rogers Completes Purchase of Mobilicity, Shaw AWS Spectrum
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Canada's Rogers Communications has received all approvals needed for the acquisitions of both Mobilicity and Shaw's AWS wireless spectrum and has completed those deals.
AT&T-DirecTV Deal Nearing Approval
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7/2/2015  |  1 comment
Bloomberg reports that the US Justice Dept. is ready to sign off on AT&T's proposed $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV with no conditions, leaving just the FCC to act.
Graham Holdings Spins Off Cable ONE
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7/2/2015  |  Post a comment
One share of Cable ONE common stock was distributed for every share of Class A and Class B common stock of Graham Holdings.
FCC Chairman Talks Up SDN/NFV
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7/2/2015  |  8 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler sees network virtualization as a tipping point that will make the impact of the Internet as great as that of railroad and telegraph networks of the 19th century.
Eurobites: Online Viewing Hurts BBC, Prompts Job Cuts
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7/2/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and UAE operator du work on mobile broadband; Dixons Carphone to run stores for Sprint; 'father of SMS' dies.
What's a Gigabit Good For?
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7/1/2015  |  9 comments
Eight weeks in to getting gigabit Internet service over fiber-to-the-home, I still can't answer that question.
TWC's LaJoie Leaves Parting Patent Gift
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable wins patent for targeted video advertising technology.
Cox Deploys Managed WiFi Service in Vegas Resort
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7/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox Business/Hospitality Network deploys WiFi services to guest rooms and convention area at The New Tropicana Las Vegas.
Interconnection Deals: Parsing the Data
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7/1/2015  |  1 comment
Cries of foul play in network interconnection arrangements aren't always as simple as they seem.
Pay-TV STB Revenues Plunge
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
IHS reports that global shipments of pay-TV set-tops generated lower revenues last year for the first time in a dozen years despite a slight rise in unit volume.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
Icontrol Adds Analytics for Smarter Homes
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Icontrol is partnering with mnubo to bring data analytics to the smart home.
RCN Launches 110Mbit/s Tier for Businesses
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Deploys 110Mbit/s Internet service across all of its business markets, including Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Lehigh Valley, Pa., New York City, and Chicago.
NetScout Preps Post-Acquisition Future
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6/30/2015  |  2 comments
NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.
United Goes All-In on Adtran for Gig Services
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Tennessee-based ILEC rolling out FTTH and VDSL to offer higher-speed services to Nashville suburbs and rural communities alike.
DoJ Stalls Arris Plans to Purchase Pace
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6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The Department of Justice has asked Arris and Pace for further information as it reviews the planned merger of the two companies.
Who's Feeding Fiber to LinkNYC Hotspots?
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6/29/2015  |  16 comments
LinkNYC will bring thousands of free public WiFi hotspots to the Big Apple, but who will provide the underlying fiber network?
Light Reading Hall of Fame 2015
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6/29/2015  |  Post a comment
We've added five more notable industry figures into the Light Reading Hall of Fame – find out who they are!
Bell Canada Unveils Big Gig Plans
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6/26/2015  |  4 comments
Canada's largest phone company and broadband provider announces intent to roll out 1 Gig service throughout the eastern half of the country, starting this summer.
Shaw Licenses X1, Proves Comcast's Influence
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Shaw has dropped development of its own IPTV service and will license Comcast's X1 platform instead.
Altice Restructures to Support Takeover Moves
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Owner Patrick Drahi keen to close more deals before interest rates go up, says financial analyst.
Technicolor 'Magic' Brings HDR 1 Step Closer
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
New solution from Technicolor makes it possible to deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streams to both legacy and next-generation TVs.
Casa Systems Lines Up an IPO
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6/26/2015  |  4 comments
CEO of growing, profitable cable broadband vendor is gearing up to take the company public.
Altice Queries Bouygues' Motives in Rejecting €10B Bid
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable company defends its €10 billion bid for France's third-biggest mobile operator after being rejected earlier this week.
Eurobites: Jazztel Shareholders Say Yes to Orange Bid
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat invests in OneWeb; CityFibre claims progress in Peterborough; Virgin Media buys in euro-soccer.
Bell Canada Unveils Gigabit Fibe Plans
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Bell Gigabit Fibe bringing the fastest Internet to Toronto residents with a billion-dollar+ network investment, creation of 2,400 direct jobs.
ISPs Sign Energy-Saving Agreement
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Agreement covers 80 million homes, will save consumers money and energy.
Average US Speeds Don't Qualify as Broadband
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6/25/2015  |  7 comments
Akamai's State of the Internet Report puts the average Internet speed in the US at 11.9 Mbits/s, far below the FCC's broadband threshold of 25 Mbit/s.
Technicolor Intros Backwards-Compatible HDR Solution
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
High Dynamic Range (HDR) single-stream HEVC solution reference code now available for testing by MPEG and strategic partners.
Qwilt Lands $25M in Series D Funds
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Strategic round includes Cisco investments, disruptive and Eric Schmidt's innovation endeavors.
Anvato Adds Live-to-VoD Capabilities for TV Everywhere
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Anvato leader enhances distribution of live programming to create VoD assets in near real-time.
Vodafone Hires NFV Specialist to Develop Group Virtualization Strategy
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.
Comcast Nears Gaming Launch With EA
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6/25/2015  |  4 comments
A new on-demand service with EA game titles is headed to Comcast's X1 set-tops.
Eurobites: Proximus, Huawei in 1Tbit/s Trial
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARCEP investigates Orange/Iliad roaming deal; TeliaSonera's management shake-up; Vivendi ups stake in Telecom Italia.
CEO Chat With Jerry Guo, Casa Systems
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6/25/2015  |  4 comments
Steve Saunders met up with Casa Systems' President and CEO Jerry Guo, who talked about his ambitions for the company, which, it turns out, include an IPO...
Canoe Adds Music Choice
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Music choice offers advertisers greater ad campaign flexibility via the Canoe platform.
Sky Picks S3 for Test Automation
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6/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Sky brings test automation to field engineering with S3 Group.
thePlatform Strives for Video Unity
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6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast-owned online video publishing unit launches Unified Ingest Service to centralize all video and metadata files for legacy QAM set-top boxes and IP video devices.
No Heroes in the Battle for the Net
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6/24/2015  |  4 comments
Who's at fault when Internet delivery goes bad?
Eurobites: Orange Tells Govt to Back Off
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6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera, Telenor fight their corner; carrier aggregation in the Middle East; Telefónica's IoT buttons.
FCC Starts Reviewing Charter Deals
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6/24/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC has officially opened the docket for review of Charter Communication's proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Infinera Expands Cloud Xpress Family for High-Capacity Datacenter Interconnect
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera expands Cloud Xpress family for high-capacity datacenter interconnect.
Espial Announces Acquisition of Bluestreak Technologies
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Accelerates delivery of solutions and services that create immersive, engaging viewing experiences.
First Net Neutrality Complaint Hits TWC
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6/23/2015  |  9 comments
Commercial Network Services has filed a complaint alleging that Time Warner Cable has violated net neutrality rules by rejecting a settlement-free peering arrangement.
WiFi Calling Catches on Globally
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6/23/2015  |  18 comments
WiFi voice enabler Taqua has signed deals with resellers in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as voice-over WiFi gains traction across the globe.
Infinera Ups DCI to 100 Gigabit Ethernet
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of its Cloud Xpress data center interconnection product reflects growing 100GE market demand.
Verizon Closes AOL, Hints at Summer Launch
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6/23/2015  |  12 comments
Verizon has closed its acquisition of AOL and is sharing new details on its upcoming mobile-first video service.
BT Preps UHD TV Channel With Ericsson
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6/23/2015  |  8 comments
BT hopes to steal a march on Sky by launching the UK's first UHD channel with the help of Ericsson.
Debating Network Evolution With Cisco's Cedrik Neike
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6/23/2015  |  2 comments
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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Red Hat's Nicolas Lemieux demonstrates how Red Hat is driving innovation through open source communities.
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Red Hat's Approach to OpenStack Adoption

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Red Hat's Radhesh Balakrishnan outlines his company's open source strategy for both enterprises and telcos.
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The New IP Goes Mobile With vEPC

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Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown discusses results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade that shows a clear commitment by mobile operators to move quickly to virtual EPC deployment.
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Making Business Sense of SDN

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Results of a Brocade-sponsored survey show that CSPs have a clear sense of SDN use cases but are wrestling with the business case. Sterling Perrin of Heavy Reading looks behind the numbers.
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NFV Will Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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Forget the usual ten-year cycle for new technologies – NFV will be a core part of CSP networks in five years, based on results of a Brocade-sponsored survey, says Heavy Reading's Caroline Chappell.
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The New IP Gains Traction With CSPs

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Roz Roseboro of Heavy Reading analyzes results of a Light Reading survey sponsored by Brocade showing that CSPs are getting serious about making the transition to the New IP era.
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It's (Real) Time for Analytics

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Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges looks at how CSPs say they plan to use analytics to deploy new services in real time as part of The New IP, based on results of a survey sponsored by Brocade.
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IoT in Action

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Two co-workers discuss the benefits of IoT technology.
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Ericsson Opens Up on OPNFV

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Martin Bäckström, VP and head of industry area Datacom at Ericsson, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the emergence of OPNFV, the importance of standards and Ericsson's OPNFV plans.
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NetNumber Founder Discusses NFV/SDN Impact on SP Networks

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NetNumber Founder Doug Ranalli examines why SPs need a new network infrastructure for service agility. While NFV and SDN are the tools, the old ways of thinking about signaling control are inhibitors. Doug provides his recommendations.
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Orchestrating NFV vCPE Services Across Multivendor Networks

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Nirav Modi provides an overview of vCPE, the fastest-growing NFV use case, showing how Cyan's Blue Planet orchestrates vCPE services across a multivendor infrastructure to rapidly deliver new managed services for business customers.
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ZTE at LTE Summit Amsterdam 2015

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As one of the leading global telecommunications providers, ZTE presented its cutting-edge technology at LTE World Summit 2015 in Amsterdam. On display at ZTE's booth were the latest R&D achievements in wireless, 5G development, HetNet, deep convergence of FDD and TDD, and RCS/IMD/iSDN/vCN.
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Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
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