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Nagra & MStar Enable Pay-TV Services for 4K UHD TVs
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The joint NAGRA/MStar solution will be available to TV vendors in 2015, with TV vendors planning to bring the first models to market in 2016.
Hilton San Francisco Union Square Upgrades With Comcast Fiber
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
With the upgrade, Hilton San Francisco Union Square has moved from two Internet circuits of 500 Mbit/s to two dedicated 1Gbit/s circuits, upgradable to 10 Gbit/s.
thePlatform Powers OTT for CONtv, Dove Channel
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
thePlatform lands Cinedigm as new client, supporting OTT delivery of CONtv and the new family-oriented Dove Channel.
ADB Launches TV Connected Solutions
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Launches ConnectedOS platform for managing connected devices and IoT applications.
Singtel Deploys ThinkAnalytics
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ThinkAnalytics enhances Singtel TV with personalized content recommendations.
Supercanal Chooses Conax DRM for TV Everywhere
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Conax enters contract with Supercanal, Argentina's third-largest cable TV operator.
Carolina Town Becomes First US 10-Gig City
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9/3/2015  |  1 comment
Salisbury, North Carolina is the first city in the US to debut broadband service with speeds up to 10 Gbit/s.
Eurobites: Things Get Hairy for Combes
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9/3/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free 1, Orange 0; Net Insight buys ScheduALL; du goes gigabit for gaming.
SeaChange Raves About OTT Business
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9/3/2015  |  Post a comment
The video software company flags new OTT business and says interest in its latest product offerings is steadily increasing.
Hulu Goes Ad-Free
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Hulu is introducing an ad-free version of its streaming service for $12 per month, an extra $4 over the standard monthly fee.
Amazon Prime Brings Video Downloads to iOS, Android
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Amazon is giving Prime users mobile, downloadable access to a catalog of Amazon Prime videos.
Cox Takes VoD Library to Retail TiVos
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox's On Demand content is now available for joint subscribers using TiVo Roamio and TiVo Premiere DVRs.
Comcast Puts a Price on Unlimited Data Plans
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9/2/2015  |  4 comments
Comcast is testing an Unlimited Data Option that lets users avoid overage fees for an extra $30 per month.
Thomson Video Networks, Expway Demo HEVC With LTE Multicast
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Combines the compression performance of live HEVC video with the efficiency of LTE multicast distribution technology.
ABOX42 Unveils New HEVC Set-Tops With Broadcom
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
M40-Series SmartSTB based on Broadcom's latest Ultra High Definition high performance 10,000 DMIPS system-on-a-chip.
Envivio Breaks Ground With Virtual Video Headend
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Video providers will be able to deliver traditional TV and multiscreen services from a single encoder.
Adtran Builds on Network Virtualization With Open APIs
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9/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Programming interface makes it easier for service providers and third-party developers to customize application and service offerings.
Estonia's Starman Selects S3 Group
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
S3 Group selects StormTest Warning Center for live network testing of its video services.
ADB Revamps, Reveals Its Soft Side
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9/1/2015  |  3 comments
Betting on the success of a new open-standards platform and touting its IoT credentials.
New Alliance Aims at Royalty-Free Video Codec
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9/1/2015  |  3 comments
The Alliance for Open Media teams Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla and Netflix to develop a next-gen, royalty-free video codec.
Anvato Powers Live OTT With Dynamic Ad Insertion
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Anvato powers live TV Everywhere offerings for Scripps Networks Interactive brands HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, and DIY Network.
US Pay-TV Cord-Cutting Fears Validated by Subscriber Losses
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
According to IHS, Q2 2015 is the first time non-cable pay-TV operators lost video subscribers, since satellite operators entered the pay-TV business in the early 1990s.
Vubiquity Acquires Juice Worldwide
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9/1/2015  |  Post a comment
Latest step in Vubiquity's mission to expand its premium content services and global distribution capabilities.
Cedexis X-Rays the Internet With Radar Live
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9/1/2015  |  3 comments
The new Cedexis Radar Live service provides an unprecedented look at real-time Internet performance.
Ex-AlcaLu Boss Tasked With Bolstering Altice
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9/1/2015  |  7 comments
Michel Combes has been confirmed as the new chief operating officer of Altice, where he already looks under pressure to boost efficiency.
Sling TV Lights Up on Fire Tablets
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8/31/2015  |  1 comment
A Sling TV app is now available for Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets.
New Apple TV: More $$, Not Content – Report
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8/31/2015  |  8 comments
New Apple TV hardware is rumored to cost at least twice as much, even with no Apple TV service on board.
DSTAC: 2 Opposing Views on the Future of TV
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8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The final DSTAC report reveals two fundamentally different views of how pay-TV services should evolve in the Internet era.
Time to Monetize Cable WiFi
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8/31/2015  |  13 comments
Now that cable operators have built up their WiFi networks, they should start trying to make some money off of their promising wireless assets.
Mentor Monday: Gender Intelligence Group's Barbara Annis
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/31/2015  |  3 comments
The founder of the GIG and the first female salesperson at Sony shares her advice on carving your own path, being bold and creating a gender intelligent company.
Gigabites: Connecticut Fights the Gig Fight
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8/28/2015  |  1 comment
The CT Gig Project in Connecticut is getting pushback from local ISPs, and rural providers around the country are stepping up their gigabit game.
CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo
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8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
LTE-U Is Nicer to WiFi Than WiFi – Qualcomm
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8/28/2015  |  6 comments
The chipmaker, along with Verizon, is making a big push to show that it's tested LTE-U and found it ready to coexist with WiFi.
Championing Change: It's a Cultural Thing
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8/28/2015  |  5 comments
Join us in Dallas as we discuss how to build a positive company culture at Light Reading's next Women in Comms breakfast on Sept. 16 ahead of NFV Everywhere.
Eurobites: Google Denies EU Charges
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8/28/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Liberty Global and Vodafone still in talks; Inmarsat launches new satellite; Telkom mulls Cell C takeover; ECI wins SDN deal in Sweden.
Cox Lights Up Flare Kids App
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8/27/2015  |  5 comments
Cox goes over the top with new Flare Kids app.
Dish, Sinclair End Largest TV Blackout
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8/27/2015  |  1 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  |  1 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  |  3 comments
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  |  10 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.
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Against the odds, Huawei is growing its telecoms networking equipment business in the US -- that should be ringing some alarm bells for domestic vendors.
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Metaswitch's New CEO Martin Lund Discusses His Role

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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers ...
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Nominum on Leveraging the Power of DNS to Deliver Superior Subscriber Experiences

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Nominum CEO Gary Messiana talks about the challenges service providers face in competing for a much more sophisticated customer, a customer that has heightened expectations for more personalized and compelling digital experiences. Providers are focusing their efforts on delivering higher value subscriber services, retaining their existing customers and increasing ...
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CEO Chat With Jeff Miller, ActiveVideo

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Jeff Miller, President and CEO of ActiveVideo, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about the impact of virtualization on the TV and video distribution market.
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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

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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

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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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Technology industry veteran Martin Lund joins Metaswitch Networks this week as the company's new CEO. In this interview, Lund discusses his new role and the industry's progress with Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders. Lund believes that the industry disruption caused by SDN and NFV is creating opportunities for companies like Metaswitch – network software providers with the agility to embrace new technologies quickly and the ability to deliver on substantial projects for global network operators.
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