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Mari Silbey AT&T Joins OTT Video Parade
Mari Silbey  
4/22/2014  
Less than a year after failing to buy out Hulu in a joint bif, AT&T and The Chernin Group have joined forces again to create and roll out their own over-the-top (OTT) video services later this year.
Sarah Reedy AT&T Gets 81% of Subs Off Unlimited Data
Sarah Reedy  
4/22/2014   1 Comment
AT&T's recent changes in its pricing and subsidy models are paying off; more than 1 million of its customers have moved from unlimited data plans to tiered Mobile Share options.
Mari Silbey Fan TV Scores With TW Cable
Mari Silbey  
4/22/2014   1 Comment
After a false start last year, Fan TV is officially breaking into the cable business. In a new deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. (NYSE: TWC), Fan TV will bring its unique user interface to TWC subscribers. The agreement marries Time Warner Cable's linear TV and video-on-demand services with the Fan TV set-top box, user interface, and buttonless touch remote control. Fan TV will also support streaming services at launch, including Redbox Instant by Verizon, Crackle, Target Ticket, and Rhapsody.
Alan Breznick Comcast Finds Sweet Spot With X1
Alan Breznick  
4/22/2014   3 comments
Comcast appears to have recaptured its old video mojo, thanks largely to its new X1 IP video gateways.
Dan O'Shea Infinera Earnings & Metro Expectations on Tap
Dan O'Shea  
4/22/2014   2 comments
Is Infinera ready to tackle a 100G metro market that at least one other vendor says is already ramping up? That is likely to be one of the questions that comes up as the optical vendor conducts its first-quarter earnings call Wednesday afternoon.
Carol Wilson Equinix, Microsoft Team on Azure Connection
Carol Wilson  
4/22/2014   1 Comment
Microsoft is moving its Azure ExpressRoute cloud service into mass deployment and partnering with Equinix to do so, the two companies announced today. (See Microsoft Uses Equinix for Azure Cloud Connection.)
Carolyn Mathas What's the Magic of Private Equity?
Carolyn Mathas  
4/22/2014   10 comments
Long gone are the (good ol'?) days when tech companies appeared to advance their product/service concept from a cocktail napkin-based business plan to Wall Street without skipping a beat.
Dan Jones The Hungry, Hungry Cloud
Dan Jones  
4/22/2014   28 comments
Here's a startling statistic: If all the cloud computing services in the world were an actual country, that nation would be the about the sixth-largest electric power consumer in the world.
Mitch Wagner Big Switch Poaches Sales VP From Juniper
Mitch Wagner  
4/22/2014   3 comments
Big Switch CEO Doug Murray stayed close to home when naming a new VP Worldwide Sales this week -- he hired an alum from Juniper Networks, Murray's former employer.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Colt Cuts Back on Carrier Voice Deals
Paul Rainford  
4/22/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR talks network-sharing with Vodafone; Liberty Global gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification; the future's not Orange.
Carol Wilson Verizon Offers Industry-Specific Security Advice
Carol Wilson  
4/22/2014   2 comments
Seven years into publishing its annual analysis of data breach information, Verizon is taking a new approach, combining big data analysis with 10 years of data breach records to produce information specific industries can use to make their networks safer. (See Unknown Document 708721.)
Dan Jones OpenPeak Signs AT&T's Hill as Prez for Biz Climb
Dan Jones  
4/21/2014  
Well-funded mobile device management company OpenPeak has signed on former AT&T executive, Chris Hill, as its new president.
Carol Wilson Who's Ready to Play Broadband?
Carol Wilson  
4/21/2014   20 comments
AT&T is stepping up to the gigabit challenge, throwing down something of a gauntlet, in fact. It looks to be aimed at Google, but I think the US telecom giant is instead challenging a whole other group of folks -- the politicians who lead the cities they want to serve. (See AT&T Turns Up Gig Heat in 21 New Metros and AT&T's Going to Carolina With 1 Gig.)
Dan O'Shea Juniper's Q1 Hints at Next Steps in Op Plan
Dan O'Shea  
4/21/2014   4 comments
Juniper Networks is set to report first-quarter earnings Tuesday after the market close in what will be its first earnings call since the company announced its Integrated Operating Plan (IoP) to appease investors and spark growth.
Dan Jones AT&T Turns Up Gig Heat in 21 New Metros
Dan Jones  
4/21/2014   11 comments
AT&T is ratcheting up the pressure in the Gigabit Internet competition against Google and others in the US, revealing plans to deploy broadband at speeds up to 1 Gbit/s in at least 21 new major metro areas -- assuming the carrier can make the right deal with municipal officials.
Dan Jones Nokia Sale to Microsoft Expected to Close This Week
Dan Jones  
4/21/2014   7 comments
Nokia's $7.36 billion sale of its device business to Microsoft is expected to close this week.
Alan Breznick Comcast, Charter Talking Turkey?
Alan Breznick  
4/21/2014   3 comments
Charter Communications may end up with a nice chunk of Time Warner Cable after all.
Mari Silbey Arris Brings SeaWell Into the Fold
Mari Silbey  
4/21/2014  
Arris is adding another piece to its already bulging IP video portfolio.
Sarah Reedy NTT Opens a WebRTC Chat Room
Sarah Reedy  
4/21/2014   5 comments
Japan's NTT Communications is among the first operators to test out WebRTC in the form of a chat room that uses the peer-to-peer protocol to connect anyone with an Internet connection and supported browser.
Mitch Wagner Juniper Gives OpenDaylight Some Loving
Mitch Wagner  
4/21/2014   4 comments
You ever buy something and decide you hated it when you got it home? That seemed what might be going on with Juniper and OpenDaylight. Juniper is a Platinum Sponsor of the SDN organization, but it's kept the relationship at arm's length.
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