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By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/13/2014
Sony has officially beaten out Dish, Verizon and several other would-be contenders in the race to bring new over-the-top video services to market.
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AT&T chief Randall Stephenson has signaled his company's distaste for President Obama's recent call for regulating the Internet by putting the brakes on a major ...
By Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader, 11/13/2014
Flexing its fiber muscles further in its first market, Google Fiber has started rolling out commercial telecom services for small firms in the Kansas City area.
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Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!
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Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers weighed in against a proposal to classify service providers as Title II common carriers in an effort to preserve net neutrality. ...
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While the City of Seattle struggles to find the right business model to get ultra-high-speed broadband for its residents, a small ISP has broadened its own efforts to ...
By Mari Silbey, Independent Technology Editor, 11/12/2014
Further blurring the lines between live TV and video-on-demand (VoD), thePlatform is introducing mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV into a VoD asset ...
By Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
Alcatel-Lucent became the latest IP platform vendor to unveil a virtual router Wednesday, tapping into the NFV zeitgeist for offering virtual alternatives to existing ...
By Mitch Wagner, West Coast Bureau Chief, Light Reading, 11/12/2014
Nuage, the Alcatel-Lucent SDN business, plans to introduce a software-based solution designed to allow service providers to connect business customers to data centers ...
By Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 11/12/2014
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.
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Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
Ray Le Maistre, Editor-in-chief, 11/12/2014
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and ...
Eurobites: Ericsson Plans $1.2B in Cuts
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