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Microsoft, Imagine Team on Cloud-Based Encoding
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3/6/2015  |  Post a comment
Cloud-based service enables broadcast-quality streaming for global multiscreen deployments.
Cable Extends US Broadband Dominance
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3/6/2015  |  1 comment
Still showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again last year for US cable operators, even as their video customer totals kept plunging.
ACA Doesn't Buy FCC's Rate Reg Reassurances
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3/5/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC's Gigi Sohn says rate regulation of ISPs under Title II won't happen. But the American Cable Association isn't reassured.
US Pay-TV Providers Pile Up New Losses
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3/5/2015  |  5 comments
In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers shed 125,000 video subscribers in 2014, making it the industry's second straight down year.
Synacor, thePlatform Tie Multiscreen Knot
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3/5/2015  |  Post a comment
Synacor teams up with Comcast-owned online video publishing unit to assemble a comprehensive multiscreen video solution for pay-TV service and content providers.
Eurobites: Roaming Charges Likely to Stay Until 2018
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3/5/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria introduces LTE-based smart meters; former Virgin Media execs take AIM at turnarounds; Ericsson's small cells go Dutch.
DC Insiders Handicap Cable's Big Merger
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3/4/2015  |  5 comments
The big guns of the pay-TV legal world split over whether Comcast would, and should, win federal regulatory approval to acquire Time Warner Cable at the ACA Summit.
Edgeware, CSI Partner on Hosted IP Solutions
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Hosted infrastructure to eliminate capex, reduce opex and accelerate time to market for multiscreen solutions.
TWC Extends TV Everywhere App to Xbox One
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable expands TWC TV™ experience to Xbox One.
Sling TV Goes Hollywood
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3/4/2015  |  2 comments
Dish is adding AMC and IFC to its Sling TV channel line-up today and introducing a new 'Hollywood Extra' add-on package with content from EPIX networks and Sundance TV.
New CenturyLink CTO in Major Overhaul
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3/4/2015  |  14 comments
To transform a legacy telco into an 'agile' IT services organization, Hussain is demolishing silos and creating a horizontal company structure.
Mavenir, T-Mobile Confirm US RCS Launches
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3/4/2015  |  4 comments
2015 will be a big year as Mavenir says all four US operators will launch RCS, backing up statements a T-Mobile VP made about its plans.
Eurobites: Italy to Invest €6B in Better Broadband
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3/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telefónica's NFV coziness to continue; MTN profits rise on data growth; Deutsche Telekom to push Microsoft's Lumia.
Tektronix Expands File-Based QC Portfolio
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Exclusive licensing agreement with Digimetrics adds Aurora, Hydra and AutoFix software to Tektronix Automated Digital Video, audio file-based QC Solutions.
Harmonic Signs Up Fouhnet for DTH Headend
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Forthnet improves satellite bandwidth efficiency, video quality and reduces TCO with integrated harmonic solution.
Synacor & thePlatform Team for TV Everywhere
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
thePlatform’s mpx video publishing system to support Synacor’s advanced, end-to-end, multiscreen video solutions.
Wheeler: We'll Enforce Title II 'Case-By-Case'
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3/3/2015  |  14 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler didn't add too much clarity to how Title II would be enforced during his MWC keynote, noting only that it'd be on a case-by-case basis.
Report Sees Cable Capex Heading South
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
In its latest report, Infonetics Research predicts that DOCSIS channel shipments will slip 7% in the first quarter, largely because of Comcast's pending takeover of Time Warner Cable, after a stellar 2014.
Pace Picks Up New Comcast Set-Top
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Pace has filed documents with the FCC showing a new gateway device designed for Comcast's next-generation X1 IP video platform.
DT's Höttges Says Hybrid Is 'Not Answer to Cable'
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3/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Hybrid to address digital divide while German incumbent looks to 'super-vectoring' and G.fast for big bandwidth boost.
Internet Pioneers Decry Title II Rules
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3/2/2015  |  19 comments
VoIP pioneers Jeff Pulver, Bryan Martin and Daniel Berninger, and Telecosm author George Gilder say the FCC's move is bad for Internet innovation.
Charter Launches Separate Business Unit
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Charter Communications, Inc. today announced that Charter Business is now Spectrum Business. Spectrum Business leverages an advanced all-digital network to deliver reliable, full featured solutions to businesses of all sizes at an incredible value.
Broadcom Announces Upstream Diagnostic Analyzer for Cable
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Broadcom announces first upstream diagnostic analyzer technology for cable operators.
Broadcom Unveils Ultra HD Chips With MoCA 2.0 IP Interface
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Broadcom announces next-generation ultra HD Devices with MoCA 2.0 IP Interface.
Casa Shows Off New Mobile Edge Solution
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3/2/2015  |  Post a comment
Casa’s MobileEdge solution delivers unprecedented performance and enhanced security.
FCC Demands Details on Cable Licensing Deals
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3/2/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC wants to know from programmers if Comcast and Time Warner Cable have used cash incentives in negotiations to lock online video rivals out of content licensing deals.
Grande Preps 1-Gig for San Antonio
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2/27/2015  |  3 comments
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  |  9 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  |  10 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.
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Growth of the 5G Ecosystem

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Use cases and industry collaborations dominated 5G discussions during Mobile World Congress 2015. For what the road to 5G means for operators and their partners, head to the Building America's 5G Ecosystem event in New York on April 14.
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Sonus NaaS IQ Real-Time Demo

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Compass Networks Chairman and CEO Matt Bross and Ray Dolin, CEO of Sonus Networks, demonstrate their Sonus IQ SDN solution using a live video conference connection.
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LRTV Talks Carrier WiFi & WiFi Calling With Aptilo Networks

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We stopped by Aptilo Networks, a market leader in WiFi service management and offloading, to discuss the new possibilities with next-generation WiFi calling and why WiFi should be a natural part of any operator strategy.
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NGMN Chairman Outlines His 5G Vision

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Bruno Jacobfeuerborn, chairman of the NGMN Alliance and Deutsche Telekom CTO, shares his thoughts on the challenges, opportunities and costs of 5G.
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In the Cloud With Telecom Italia

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Light Reading CEO Steve Saunders sits down with Telecom Italia's Simone Battiferri at Mobile World Congress to discuss virtualization, agility and the economic advantages of the cloud.
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New Ways of Working

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Hong Kong Telecom's Michael Yue explains how the transformation in its business has changed its customer relationships.
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Bridging the Digital Gap

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Boingo's Dr. Derek Peterson explains how ICT can help telcos bring the physical and virtual worlds closer together.
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Making the Internet of Things Affordable

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Telefonica's Dr. Mike Short explains how the Internet of Things demands a new low-cost approach to connectivity from telcos.
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Evolution, Not Revolution

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At the ICT Leaders Roundtable, hosted jointly by Light Reading and Huawei at the Hotel Renaissance in Barcelona just prior to Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains why telcos can't be too hasty in their efforts to transform themselves.
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Management & Orchestration Enablement Strategies Required for NFV Commercial Success

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NFV commercial success rests on successful service orchestration strategies which can span heterogeneous physical, virtual, legacy and next-gen networks. Network data and security integrity are additional key aspects. Nakina provides a suite of orchestratable network integrity applications built on an open, scalable MANO enablement platform.
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The Power of Five Convergences in OceanStor OS

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OceanStor OS is Huawei's brand-new storage operating system. While inheriting the consistent high stability, reliability and performance from the company's previous storage products, OceanStor OS abounds in new converged storage features. Specifically, the new storage operating system achieves "five convergences" to lift storage convergence to a higher level.
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4K Brings Extreme Video Experience

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4K video is a hot topic in the video industry. It will certainly bring an extreme video experience to end users. At the same time, however, it will also pose a big challenge to operators. Check out this Huawei 4K experts' discussion about how operators can achieve success in 4K video service.
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