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Light Reading Strengthens Editorial Team
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Light Reading strengthens editorial team by appointing Iain Morris as News Editor, Sarah Thomas as Editorial Operations Director and Eryn Leavens as Copy Editor.
CommScope Agrees $3B Takeover of TE Network Assets
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Merger will help CommScope enter new geographical and product markets and generate $150 million in annual cost synergies.
U-verse TV Growth Hits Skids
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1/28/2015  |  3 comments
AT&T's fiber-fed platform sees its growth slow down markedly in fourth quarter as company shifts focus to higher-end consumers and lower churn rates.
Eurobites: EU Roaming Charges Demise Delayed?
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Apple revenues 20% up in Europe; Norwegian government cuts stake in Telenor; retailer goes OTT in France.
Sling TV – Like Pay-TV, but Skinnier
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
With the soft launch of Sling TV, Dish has introduced a service that's neither a high-end cable competitor nor a low-end Netflix knock-off, but something in between.
Amdocs Reports Fiscal Q1
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Fiscal first quarter revenues up 4.9% year-on-year to $906.3 million.
AT&T Eyes TVE Blitz With DirecTV
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1/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Carrier aims to bring TV Everywhere service to every device and put content on every wireless handset bought in stores once it closes DirecTV deal.
Kish to Cities: To Get Google, Get Ready
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Google Fiber head Dennis Kish says the cities with the most-prepped infrastructure and processes are most attractive to Google.
Alianza Powers Voice for Spanish Fork Community Network
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1/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Alianza powers voice for Spanish Fork Community Network. Cloud voice platform reduces costs, streamlines operations for Utah municipal ISP and cable provider.
Google Continues Gigabit Expansion
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1/27/2015  |  24 comments
Google Fiber continues its gigabit quest with announced rollouts in three more cities.
Imagine Makes RGB's Exit Dreams Come True
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Imagine Communications picked up video specialist RGB Networks in its fourth acquisition over the past year.
CommScope Eyes $3B Takeover of TE's Networks Unit
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1/27/2015  |  1 comment
Merger would create company with more than $6 billion in annual revenues and generate synergies of $50 million next year, say analysts.
Eurobites: Providers Square Up to Net Neutrality
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1/27/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dutch regulator issues net neutrality fines; TE Connectivity close to sale of network gear unit; Bell Labs' HetNet boasts.
Blonder Tongue Gains Satellite TV Deal
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Blonder Tongue receives approval by major US satellite provider for its latest encoder HDE-8C-QAM with Option 2 Video approved for use in institutional HD over coax deployments.
ZCorum Introduces Latest Version of PreEqualization Analyzer PNM Tool
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
ZCorum’s DOCSIS proactive network maintenance tool adds enhanced correlation of devices impacted by common impairments and the ability to view historical RF data.
Sean 'Diddy' Combs’ Revolt TV Taps Vubiquity for VoD
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1/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Sean 'Diddy' Combs' Revolt TV chooses Vubiquity to deliver the best social music experience on demand. Vubiquity will provide a full suite of VoD services.
Cablevision's New WiFi Try – Freewheeling Enough?
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1/26/2015  |  10 comments
Cablevision's new Freewheel WiFi service will offer 'unlimited data, talk and text' plus access to Cablevision hotspots for a smallish monthly fee, but is hotspot access worth the price?
LightSpeed Looks to Plug the Gigabit Gap
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1/23/2015  |  9 comments
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  |  7 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  |  5 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  |  5 comments
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  |  13 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  |  10 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  |  1 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  |  1 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  |  7 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.
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The Rise of Virtual CPE

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As NFV strategies evolve from tests and trials to production telco networks, expect to hear a lot about virtual CPE (customer premises equipment) rollouts during 2015.
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Optical Is Hot in 2015

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Optical comms technology underpins the whole communications sector and there are some really hot trends set for 2015.
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Policy Control in the Fast Lane

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What's making policy control strategic in 2015 and beyond? Amdocs talks with Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about 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 – and sign up for
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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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