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Congress, FCC Prep Net Neutrality, OTT Action
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Congress and the FCC are shoring up their positions on net neutrality and the definition of a TV distributor before 2014 comes to a close.
Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans
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12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
The CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
Bah, humbug
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12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Telecom Christmas Cheer silenced by capex cuts Will New Year improve?
Cox Starts All-Digital Rollout
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12/19/2014  |  3 comments
Cox launches switch to all-digital service in its first market as it seeks to clear more bandwidth for faster broadband speeds, greater on-demand offerings and more video channels.
Averna Completes First DOCSIS 3.1 Interop
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12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Successful participation in first Interoperability test of DOCSIS 3.1 products organized by CableLabs.
Is Google Good for Gigabit?
The Gigabot  | 
12/19/2014  |  2 comments
Google Fiber delays the planned deployment of its gigabit network in its next nine metro targets, as other gigabit hopefuls step up.
HDR: The Next Big Video Thing
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12/19/2014  |  1 comment
4K TV is so 2014. It's all about High-Dynamic Range (HDR) television for 2015.
Synnex Notches Deal With TWC Business Class
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12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Broadens cable footprint with Time Warner Cable Business Class distribution agreement.
SCTE Issues Call for Abstracts for SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2015
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12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Submissions due February 17 for October event in New Orleans.
Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
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12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 satellites lift off; Deutsche Telekom takes extra mobile security measures.
Comcast Launches 4K Streaming Service
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12/18/2014  |  10 comments
Barely beating its self-imposed year-end deadline, Comcast is introducing a 4K video streaming service for TV viewers, starting with select NBC and USA Network shows.
Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
ADB Deploys Tuner With Canal Digital
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Norway's Canal Digital Kabel-TV has gone live with ADB Multi-screen running on the ADB Wideband Tuner, an eight-tuner, hybrid cable HD DVR.
Adobe Releases Video Report
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy are much more likely to be used to watch videos than are other mobile devices, claims new study.
WOW Introduces Faster Internet Speeds for Businesses
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12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Rollout of 110 Mbit/s service kicks off in Chicago.
Tucows Buys Into Gigabit Services
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12/17/2014  |  5 comments
The Internet and mobile services company buys an ISP with hopes of adding gigabit services to its quiver.
Dish Makes Room for Netflix
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Dish becomes first major US pay-TV provider to integrate Netflix.
Deluxe Dives Into 4K Video
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12/17/2014  |  3 comments
Deluxe adds 4K features and capabilities to its video-on-demand platform as it seeks to carve out a big role in the emerging market for UltraHD programming.
1-Gig: Coming to a Small Town Near You
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12/17/2014  |  13 comments
A tiny town in Iowa enters the Gigabit Cities fray through a public/private partnership.
Boingo & TWC Share Hotspots for the Holidays
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12/17/2014  |  1 comment
Boingo and Time Warner Cable unveil a reciprocal Passpoint roaming agreement giving subscribers of both company's services seamless access to each other's WiFi hotspots.
Broadcom Introduces GPS-enabled Device for Satellite Outdoor Units
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
First satellite solution to combine GPS technology in subscribers' satellite outdoor unit, claims vendor.
Amino, PerceptionTV Examine OTT Challenges
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
New Amino and PerceptionTV white paper highlights challenges facing operators in delivering successful OTT multiscreen experiences.
Antik Receives IPTV License for Brazil Operation
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Antik in Brasil will focus on delivery, customization and technical support for Antik IPTV products and wholesale services Antik develops in Central Europe.
Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
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12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
There's a new plan for Australia's national broadband network (NBN) and it's good news for incumbent operator Telstra.
First DOCSIS 3.1 Interop Test Complete
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12/16/2014  |  1 comment
Six vendors have successfully completed the first DOCSIS 3.1 interop test conducted by CableLabs.
NBC Goes Live Online, With a Catch
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12/16/2014  |  2 comments
NBC is launching a live stream of its linear content online, but it will only be available to viewers who subscribe to a pay-TV package.
Xstream Launches MediaMaker Loading Dock
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12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Simplifies OTT and TVE content supply chain, says vendor.
Blonder Tongue Introduces New MPEG-2 HD Encoder
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12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
New encoder includes an IP output that is compatible with IPTV networks.
Eurobites: Ericsson Claims LTE-A First
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12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT gets Sky Sports channels onto YouView boxes; Netflix rolls into Belgium; Ofcom's new boss.
How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/15/2014  |  2 comments
Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
Lightpath Appoints New SVP
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12/15/2014  |  Post a comment
David Kniffin joins LightPath as senior vice president and chief administration officer.
Live TV Dominates on Twitter – Nielsen
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12/15/2014  |  3 comments
Most of the tweeting about TV viewing still takes place around live programming.
Glaring Gaps in FCC's Merger Data
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12/15/2014  |  3 comments
The FCC has released a heavily redacted report on broadband subscriber counts both before and after the proposed deals among Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter.
NAGRA Enables Be TV Deployment
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12/12/2014  |  Post a comment
NAGRA's end-to-end multiscreen TV solution, NAGRA MediaLive, enables Be TV to deploy a secure live and on-demand OTT streaming service nationwide on a variety of devices.
thePlatform Trumpets Support for Pay-TV Operators & Networks
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12/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Forrester Research report cites thePlatform as one of the vendors that plays prominently in the online video platform market.
Imagine Upgrades Rotana TV to File-Based HD
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12/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Existing platforms enhanced to provide comprehensive, high-quality playout and streaming options.
How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark
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12/12/2014  |  1 comment
Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
Consolidated Enters KC Gigabit Fray
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12/11/2014  |  1 comment
Consolidated Communications is the latest gigabit broadband player in the Kansas City market.
FCC Ready to Reclassify Some OTTs – Report
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12/11/2014  |  3 comments
The FCC is reportedly close to approving a new rule that would extend the definition of a multichannel video programming distributor to include some over-the-top service providers.
Eurobites: Optimism Stages a Comeback
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12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone signs small cells deployment deal with JCDecaux; Deutsche Telekom's IPO backlash; Sky's rethink on Now TV.
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/11/2014  |  3 comments
Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
Comcast Sued Over Home Hotspots
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12/10/2014  |  7 comments
Bay Area residents are suing Comcast over the cable company's home-based WiFi hotspots.
Are Utilities Really Gigabit Players?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/10/2014  |  7 comments
Many US utility companies today are caught in a crisis of identity, progression and even purpose.
Eurobites: Ericsson's Radio Dot Goes Live
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12/10/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia opens mobile security center in Berlin; AlcaLu's new EMEA man; KPN cuts jobs in business unit.
Charter Completes Digital Transition
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12/9/2014  |  4 comments
Charter is turning off its last analog TV signals this week, bringing an end to its all-digital transition.
2020 Vision: A First View
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12/9/2014  |  3 comments
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
Qwilt Launches NFV-based Caching & Acceleration Solution
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12/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Addresses the unique challenges of OTT video delivery for mobile service providers.
Clearleap Simplifies Live, Multiscreen Sports Viewing
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12/9/2014  |  Post a comment
Clearleap expands sports-centric functionalities for OTT, on-demand and live linear viewing.
Comcast Unlocks Ethernet @Home
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12/8/2014  |  2 comments
Comcast has unveiled a new Ethernet @Home service that extends Ethernet services over HFC lines to employees working at home.
Eurobites: 4G Fires European Recovery
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12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC looks at Com Hem; Nokia speeds up TDD-FDD LTE; big-name BT shareholder happy with mobile plans.
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Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans

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Gary Johnson, the CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications, discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
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CenturyLink: Building the Case for NFV

12|19|14   |   02:14   |   (0) comments


At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit, James Feger, VP, Network Strategy & Development at CenturyLink, talks about how the US operator is approaching virtual network functions from an operational and business case perspective.
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Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine

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Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
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EE: The Road to 5G

12|16|14   |   16:02   |   (1) comment


Andy Sutton, the principal network architect at UK mobile operator EE, explains how his company is using Wembley stadium as a wireless test bed and how that's helping EE to plan the evolution to 5G.
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Highlights of Huawei's NFV Open Cloud Forum 2014

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Huawei hosted its inaugural NFV Open Cloud Forum during the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The Forum brought together technology thought leaders, senior executives and telecom professionals from global carriers, industry associations, as well as other partner companies in the ecosystem, to exchange views on and collectively explore how ...
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Realizing Operators' Digital Vision

12|16|14   |   5:23   |   (0) comments


Leveraging technology is fundamental to digital transformation but understanding customers and serving them really well is at the heart of digital businesses. TM Forum lists the following as the strategic pillars of the digital business: business agility and rapid innovation, operational agility and effectiveness, IT and data centricity, plus customer centricity. ...
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US Cellular Injects Analytics Into LTE

12|16|14   |   2:57   |   (1) comment


US Cellular's Mario Vela explains how the operator uses analytics for network planning and what comes next as the carrier looks to eke more value out of its metrics.
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How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing

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Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Interview With Bill Zhang, Director of SoftCOM Product Management, Huawei

12|15|14   |   2:50   |   (0) comments


Bill Zhang elaborated on Huawei's open philosophy in NFV solution development and network architecture design at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014.
LRTV Huawei Video Resource Center
Event Highlights: Huawei at SDN & OpenFlow World Congress 2014

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Huawei joined the 2014 SDN & OpenFlow Congress as one of the key sponsors and contributors. At the event, Huawei reinforced the openness and flexibility of its network infrastructure strategies, and provided updates on its SDN and NVF innovations. Through participations at the exhibitions, forums and speeches, Huawei encouraged the industry to "think bigger and ...
LRTV Interviews
How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark

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Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
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Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors

12|11|14   |   05:07   |   (3) comments


Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
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