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SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
Eurobites: DT, Orange Back in EE Sale Talks
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10/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefónica uses Huawei's XG-PON in Spain; job losses likely at Ziggo.
Google Debuts Android TV Player
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10/17/2014  |  4 comments
Aiming once again at the TV set, Google introduces the Nexus Player, which will compete in the growing media streaming market with boxes from Amazon, Apple and Roku.
WOW! Business Enters Maryland Market
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Regional operator to offer Internet, voice, data and cloud services to businesses in Annapolis and other communities in Anne Arundel County.
CBS Takes OTT Plunge
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10/16/2014  |  10 comments
CBS launches an over-the-top subscription service for $5.99 per month with on-demand content, select live TV streams and advertising.
Campus Televideo Partners With Philo for IPTV to Colleges
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Largest US integrator of television programming to colleges and universities brings Philo on board.
Eurobites: Ericsson Strengthens Its Analytics Hand With Sentilla Buy
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10/16/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria claims G.fast breakthrough; Deutsche Telekom fined for margin squeezing; Ryder Cup boost for BSkyB.
STB Revenues Up But Shipments Down
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10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Cable set-top boxes enjoy strong second quarter, posting sequential gains in both shipments and revenues, thanks to a 'refresh cycle' in North America and Europe.
HBO Will Go OTT in 2015
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10/15/2014  |  15 comments
At long last, HBO will launch its own standalone over-the-top video service in 2015, putting it in direct competition with Netflix, Hulu and other Internet video players.
PlayStation TV Launches, Sans Netflix
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10/15/2014  |  7 comments
The new Sony PlayStation TV has launched in North America, but with no support for Netflix, Hulu or YouTube, its use as a media streamer seems limited.
Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
Exploring the Future of Cable Access
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Brett Wingo looks at where cable access architectures are heading, discussing the impact of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, Remote PHY, SDN, virtualization of cable networks and related technologies.
Optimizing & Monetizing WiFi
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10/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Vince Pandolfi outlines the reasons for cable WiFi's rapid growth, lays out the issues with the technology and explains the new Cisco tools that can help operators monitor and improve their WiFi delivery.
AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.
Nagra Enables Hybrid OTT & DTT Service for Vodafone Spain
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
QuickStart Hybrid offering will enable the rollout of OTT services and a DTT channel line-up.
AT&T Introduces AT&T Passport
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
When using the AT&T Passport app, customers can enjoy unlimited WiFi access at participating hotspots in select countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Japan and Mexico.
MobiTV Powers Network DVR for Deutsche Telekom
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10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
New cloud recorder allows customers to view personally recorded content on connected devices.
Aereo Seeks Pay-TV Operator Status
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10/14/2014  |  2 comments
Free broadcast TV over-the-air may end up becoming pay TV online, and Aereo could help make it happen through an FCC filing.
Eurobites: Iliad Surges Following T-Mobile's Rebuff
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10/14/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe goes large on big data; KPN, China Mobile do VoLTE roaming; Apple to blame for Finland's woes, says PM.
Pace Crashes Data Gateway Market
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
World's leading set-top maker rolls out three DOCSIS 3.0 wireless gateways in North America, taking on Arris, Cisco, Hitron, Netgear and other incumbent players.
Netflix Shifts 4K Video to Premium Tier
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10/13/2014  |  4 comments
Netflix has moved all of its 4K content to a premium service tier priced at $11.99 per month.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
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10/13/2014  |  4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Eurobites: WiFi's Lightbulb Moment
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10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French bank teams with Twitter for money transfers; here comes the SON for O2; AlcaLu does 100G in Nigeria.
Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot  | 
10/10/2014  |  11 comments
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
Echostar Preps 'Sage' Smart Home
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10/10/2014  |  4 comments
Echostar is preparing its new Sage smart-home service for launch in early 2015.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile Form Connected Car Venture
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10/10/2014  |  2 comments
Also: Liberty cleared for Ziggo M&A; EC deregulates fixed line telephony; Hyperoptic to fiber up more UK cities; Ericsson wins managed services deal.
Report: Cisco Starts Reorg, Layoffs
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10/9/2014  |  5 comments
The shakeup will affect up to 6,000 positions and mean broad changes across the company.
TWC Speeds Along With Speed Hikes
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10/9/2014  |  2 comments
Time Warner Cable says it's now offering top broadband download speeds of 300 Mbit/s to more than 1.5 million customers, after completing network upgrades in the Austin, Texas market.
Comcast, TWC Shareholders OK Deal
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10/9/2014  |  8 comments
Shareholders of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable have approved the proposed merger of the two MSOs. TWC investors also approved golden parachute payouts for top execs.
Passpoint Moves Towards Carrier WiFi
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10/8/2014  |  1 comment
The Wi-Fi Alliance has added new provisioning, security, and service management features to its Passpoint standard for next-generation WiFi hotspots.
Cisco Plots CCAP Comeback
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10/8/2014  |  1 comment
Cisco rolls out line card upgrade for its flagship CMTS device as it gears up to introduce its new, long-awaited CCAP chassis early next year.
Comcast Shareholders Approve Stock Issuance for TWC Deal
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10/8/2014  |  Post a comment
More than 99% of Comcast shareholders voting supported Comcast's proposal to issue 2.875 shares of Comcast Class A common stock for every one share of Time Warner Cable common stock.
Eurobites: Swisscom Pushes LTE to 450 Mbit/s
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10/8/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE turns on its TV service; Oi CEO steps down; Amazon's tax arrangements come under EC scrutiny.
Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray  | 
10/7/2014  |  3 comments
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.
Arris Powers Cincinnati Bell's TV Everywhere Service
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Arris Whole Home Solution Mobile delivers a differentiated mobile device video subscriber experience that integrates with Cincinnati Bell's existing back-office systems.
Sony, Dish Hit OTT TV Pricing Wall
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10/7/2014  |  8 comments
Sony and Dish are confronting the same dilemma that every other pay-TV provider has faced: how to keep subscription fees down while still offering enough content to keep viewers happy.
Cox Goes Gaga Over Gigabit
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10/7/2014  |  8 comments
Cox will roll out 1-Gig service first in Phoenix later this month, followed by launches in Las Vegas and Omaha, as it seeks to parry similar rollouts by CenturyLink in those markets.
BT Deploys S3 Group StormTest to Test & Assure TV Services
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
BT makes S3 Group its preferred supplier for test automation and monitoring.
Telenet Upgrades Its FTS Policy Control System
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10/7/2014  |  Post a comment
FTS strengthens relationship with Belgian telecom provider.
Eurobites: Altice Eyes Portugal Telecom Bid
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10/7/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent profits warning hits share price; Nokia does live VoLTE for du; BSkyB's takeover plans please shareholders.
Cisco Applies Analytics to IoT Video
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10/6/2014  |  1 comment
Edge-based analysis of events enhances security solutions without the need to transport video.
Wheeler: FCC Will Protect Competition in All-IP Era
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10/6/2014  |  8 comments
FCC chair promises Comptel crowd that interconnection won't be a victim of the move to all-IP, but urges an industry solution first.
thePlatform Appoints New Execs
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Michael Kurtzman joins thePlatform as vice president of sales for the Americas; Jouari Santiago named director of sales for Latin America.
Hillcrest Brings Motion to Skyworth Smart TVs
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10/6/2014  |  Post a comment
Leading TV brand in China will use Hillcrest's patented motion software in its new line of Smart TVs.
Gone in a Redbox Instant
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10/6/2014  |  4 comments
Confirming earlier rumors, the online movie rental service Redbox Instant by Verizon will shut down on October 7.
Consumers Are Gig Ignorant – Study
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10/6/2014  |  7 comments
Most consumers don't know what a gig is and thus many have no interest in paying extra to get gigabit service.
Small Cablecos Reject High-Cost Content
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10/6/2014  |  7 comments
Instead of accepting mounting cost hikes from major content providers, more small broadband ISPs are reshaping their business models.
CU Urges DoJ to Halt Comcast-TWC Deal
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10/3/2014  |  2 comments
In a fresh filing with the US Justice Department, Consumers Union is prodding regulators to halt Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
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10/3/2014  |  6 comments
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
Roku: Pay-TV Is Just Another App
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10/3/2014  |  2 comments
Video streaming device maker says viewers are seeing their streaming video as the main source of TV programming.
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Advantech Accelerates 100G Traffic Handling

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Paul Stevens from Advantech explains why handling 100GbE needs a whole new platform design approach and how Advantech is addressing the needs of equipment providers and carriers to give them the flexibility and performance they will need for SDN and NFV deployment.
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Holland's Imtech Traffic & Infra Discusses Huawei's ICT Solution and Services

10|16|14   |   4:49   |   (0) comments


Dimitry Theebe is from the business unit at Imtech Traffic & Infra which delivers communications solutions for transportations. His partnershp with Huawei began about a years ago. In this video, Theebe speaks more about this partnership and what he hopes to accomplish with Huawei.
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Huawei's Comprehensive Storage Solutions Vital for SVR

10|16|14   |   6:16   |   (0) comments


SVR Information Technology provides cloud services for academic and special sectors. With Huawei's support, SVR and Yildiz Technical University has established Turkey's largest and most advanced High Performance Computing system. CSO Ismail Cem Aslan talks about what he hopes Huawei's OceanStor storage system will bring for him.
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Mexico's Servitron's Impression of Huawei at CCW 2014

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Servitron is a network operator in Mexico that has been in the trunking industry for the past 20 years. Its COO, Ing. Ragnar Trillo O., explains at Critical Communications World 2014 that his company has been interested in the long-term evolution of LTE technology and its adoption for TETRA.
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Building a Better Dubai

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Abdulla Ahmed Al Falasi is the director of commercial affairs, a telecommunications coordinator for the government of Dubai. Their areas of service span across multiple industries, including police, safety, shopping malls and more. In this video, Abdulla talks about his department's work with Huawei.
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Huawei Lights Up Malaysia Partner Maju Nusa

10|16|14   |   1:59   |   (0) comments


Malaysia's Maju Nusa is an enterprise partner to Huawei in networking, route switches and telco equipment. At this year's Critical Communications World in Singapore, CTO Pushpender Singh talks about what Huawei's eLTE solutions mean to his company and for Malaysia.
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Evolving From HFC to FTTH Networks

10|15|14   |   2:19   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Todd McCrum delves into the future of cable's HFC plant, examining how DOCSIS 3.1 and advanced video compression will extend its life and how the IP video transition will usher in GPON and EPON over FTTH.
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Exploring the Future of Cable Access

10|15|14   |   6:23   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Brett Wingo looks at where cable access architectures are heading, discussing the impact of DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, Remote PHY, SDN, virtualization of cable networks and related technologies.
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Optimizing & Monetizing WiFi

10|15|14   |   5:53   |   (0) comments


Cisco's Vince Pandolfi outlines the reasons for cable WiFi's rapid growth, lays out the issues with the technology and explains the new Cisco tools that can help operators monitor and improve their WiFi delivery.
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Emulex & Huawei Collaboration Mutually Beneficial

10|14|14   |   4:17   |   (0) comments


US company Emulex collaborates with Huawei in areas such as blade servers and workload documentation. Mike Heumann of Emulex believes that Huawei has done incredibly well moving from a telecom company into servers and networks, working closely with customers to realize their needs.
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Chile's VZION Looks Forward to Seeing More of Huawei

10|14|14   |   4:43   |   (0) comments


VZION is a systems integrator company in Chile with a focus on virtulization technology. In this video, Cesar Alcacibar talks about the challenges in virtualization and how Huawei helps his company to achieve the best results possible. Alcacibar is expecting more adoption and integration of Huawei technologies in Chile.
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Pro-Datech & Huawei for a High-Tech Singapore

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Pro-Datech Systems is a specialty IT solution provider based in Singapore. For an added value to its customers, the company uses Huawei's hardware and trusted performance and features for a total solution. It's looking forward to the creation of a lab, to be based in Singapore, for the two companies' coorporation on total storage solution.
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