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Charter Gains on Digital, Broadband Upgrades
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10/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Charter reports robust revenue growth in third quarter, thanks to all-digital system conversions and strong broadband sub gains.
Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
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10/29/2014  |  5 comments
The FCC has issued an NPRM, stating that it will look at redefining multichannel video programming distributors so that the category also covers Internet video providers.
HbbTV Momentum Continues to Grow
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Within the last 12 months the HbbTV Association has achieved membership growth of 25%.
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
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10/29/2014  |  3 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
G.fast: Niche or Not?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With $4.7B Rights Issue
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10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in 'young millennials' content.
Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
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10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.
Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
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10/28/2014  |  1 comment
Bright House Networks will boost maximum download speeds as high as 150 Mbit/s in December and 300 Mbit/s early next year, as it enters the new broadband speed wars.
Can Amazon Light a Fire [Stick] Under Cable?
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Will the launch of Amazon's Fire TV Stick prompt the cable industry to take a closer look at the tiny set-top form factor before it's too late?
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
Eurobites: Boffins Unveil 7-Core Fiber
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10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
U-verse Growth Slows, but Still Gaining
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10/27/2014  |  5 comments
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform records slower growth again in third quarter, but still gains on competitors, while GigaPower accelerates.
Frontier Launches 1-Gig Speeds to Oregon
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10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Frontier follows up its launch of 1-Gig in Durham, N.C., by announcing 1-Gig service in a number of Oregon cities.
Roku Prepping for IPO – WSJ, NYT
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10/27/2014  |  5 comments
Roku may be gearing up to file confidentially for an initial public offering that could raise as much as $150 million for the media streaming player.
Eurobites: Vodafone Probes ONO on Tax 'Fraud'
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10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.
How Home Hotspots Could Hit Hurdles
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10/27/2014  |  2 comments
Home-based WiFi hotspots are getting hotter, but the potential impact of the public hotspots on the performance of the accompanying private hotspots has been largely ignored.
Net Insight Seals €1.7M Deal With Rai Way
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10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Italian network services provider chooses Net Insight's transport solution for media, IP and broadcast networks.
Comcast Coasts on X1, Data, Business Services
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10/24/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast cuts video sub losses in traditionally poor third quarter, while scoring big broadband, WiFi and business services gain.
Roku Raises $25M, But for What?
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10/23/2014  |  10 comments
Roku has raised another $25 million in private equity funds, but how will it use the money in the increasingly competitive media streaming market?
AT&T: Merger Review Halt Won't Hurt Us
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10/23/2014  |  18 comments
Despite the FCC stopping the clock on review, AT&T says it's still confident that the Commission will approve its DirecTV buyout in the first half of 2015.
Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
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10/23/2014  |  3 comments
As HBO and CBS move ahead with their à la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.
Because CableCARD Never Dies
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
TiVo wants the FCC to uphold its CableCARD mandate, even as it seeks a STB rule waiver and Verizon tries to get the entire mandate overturned.
Tech Women Head for Rocky Mountain
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Leading women in technology will gather at 7th Annual Rocky Mountain WICT Tech It Out conference.
Using Service Quality to Drive WiFi Monetization
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Live from the SCTE conference: Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explores the forces shaping the WiFi opportunity in an interview with CableLabs' Justin Colwell and Amdocs' Ken Roulier.
Technicolor Reports Q3 Revenues
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10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Q3 revenues down 3.1% due to low DVD volumes in the quarter.
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
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10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
TWC Joins DVR Wars in NYC & LA
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10/21/2014  |  4 comments
Time Warner Cable is introducing an upgraded "Enhanced DVR" service in its NYC and LA markets as part of its broader TWC Maxx initiative.
Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
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10/21/2014  |  4 comments
Bullish predictions for NG-PON2 are coming from at least two of the fixed broadband sector's lead protagonists, with AlcaLu and Huawei both gunning for early market entry.
Online Viewing Goes Over the Top
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10/21/2014  |  3 comments
Online TV viewing is way up, with game consoles and OTT devices topping the TV Everywhere charts, according to Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report.
FiOS: New Subs Down, Upload Speeds Up
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10/21/2014  |  2 comments
While video and data subs growth keeps slipping for Verizon's FTTP platform, FiOS is still making inroads against cable with higher data speeds and other new features.
Verizon: Multicast Is 'a Year Away'
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10/21/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon says it is ready to deliver mobile TV over LTE. It's just waiting for the devices and content providers to catch on.
Suddenlink Picks NuTEQ for Call Routing & Management System
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Crosstel Call Routing Management System chosen by seventh-largest cable operator in US.
Net Insight Reshuffles Management Team
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Per Lindgren becomes SVP, strategy and business development, while Martin Karlsson is named new CTO.
Ooyala to Acquire Videoplaza
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Ooyalao plans to expand into video advertising market.
SeaChange Names New CEO
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Digital media veteran Jay Samit gets top job.
Distributed Access Architectures – 2
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
ARRIS CTO Network Solutions Tom Cloonan discusses why many if not most MSOs will continue with integrated CCAP, while addressing why some are also looking at two futuristic, distributed access architectures: Remote PHY and Remote CCAP.
Distributed Access Architectures – 1
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
SCTE Sr. Director of Engineering Dean Stoneback discusses the pros and cons of distributed access architecture (DAA) and its various forms, which range from basic Remote PHY to full CMTS functionality in the node.
The WiFi Road to Riches – 2
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
ARRIS Senior Solution Architect Eli Baruch talks about how MSOs can enable public and community WiFi through 1) outdoor access points, 2) businesses seeking to offer WiFi to customers, and 3) residential WiFi gateway extensions.
The WiFi Road to Riches – 1
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
SCTE Director of Advanced Technologies Steve Harris discusses WiFi deployments, drivers, challenges and advances, including 802.11ac, carrier-grade WiFi, community WiFi, Hotspot 2.0, Passpoint, WiFi-First and voice-over-WiFi.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland Turns to Ericsson for VoLTE
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10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM salivates over Christmas device sales; VimpelCom sells African units; Virgin does fiber-to-the-monkeyhangers.
CableLabs Slates DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
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10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
CableLabs schedules the first two D3.1 Interops for the first week of December and mid-January, but it's not clear yet which equipment vendors will participate.
Incognito Unveils New QoE Solution for CPE
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10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Launching its first major product update since last month's acquisition by Volaris Group, Incognito announced the Auto Configuration Server 3.0, a home networking management solution for broadband CPE.
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.
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The Next-Gen Network Disconnect

10|29|14   |   01:23   |   (0) comments


There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology – but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
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Grow Your VPN Service Revenue

10|27|14   |   4:00   |   (0) comments


Watch how CSP product managers can better differentiate and maximize the value of their Internet, VPN and cloud services for business services customers, by adding premium application performance visibility to their data services.
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Add SmartSense to Make Your Network Ready for 4K

10|27|14   |   3:23   |   (0) comments


To make current networks ready for the coming 4K TV challenges, Huawei SmartSense solution will conveniently add experience and operation capabilities to boost telcos' future business.
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NetMatrix: Orchestrate the SDN & NFV World

10|27|14   |   4:11   |   (0) comments


Orchestrator is important in SDN/NFV world to make Telcom network automate, open and efficient. NetMatrix, as Huawei SDN/NFV orchestrator solution, has been in deployment and is showing its' value in real scenarios.
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Huawei FusionSphere Enabling ICT Transformation

10|27|14   |   3:21   |   (0) comments


Jeffrey Gao, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer of Huawei West Europe Region, talks about the company's future-oriented cloud strategy. Huawei is providing full portfolio of IT architecture and building an open cloud ecosystem with innovative cloud OS FusionSphere to support customers' ICT transformation.
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Huawei Partner Interview: StorIT

10|27|14   |   4:20   |   (0) comments


An interview with Suren Vendantham of StorIT, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East region.
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Huawei Partner Interview: Optimus

10|27|14   |   3:14   |   (0) comments


An interview with Nehul Goradia of Optimus, a value-added distributor for Huawei in the Middle East.
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Huawei Partner Interview: Enterprise Solutions

10|27|14   |   4:57   |   (0) comments


An interview with Pouya Parsafar of Enterprise Solutions, a valued distributor partner with Huawei.
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Huawei Customer Interview: OETC

10|27|14   |   2:35   |   (0) comments


An interview with Saif Albadi, of the Oman Electricity Transmissions Company, a government utility in that company that partners with Huawei.
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Huawei Customer Interview: Jannah Hotels & Resorts

10|27|14   |   3:13   |   (0) comments


An interview with Nehmeh Darwish, CEO of Jannah Hotel & Resorts, about his collaboration with Huawei across five hotels in the United Arab Emirates.
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Huawei's Commitment to the Middle East: GITEX 2014 Wrap-up

10|27|14   |   3:41   |   (0) comments


Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with interviews with current Huawei customers.
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Huawei: GITEX 2014 Day 1 Highlights

10|27|14   |   2:58   |   (0) comments


Highlights from the Huawei pavilion at GITEX (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition), an annual computer and electronics trade show and conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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