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Paul Rainford Eurobites: Net Neutrality Battle Looms
Paul Rainford  
11/27/2014   4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent offloads optical R&D staff; Google under the EU microscope; Monitise raises GB pound 49.2 million; Ericsson deploys Packet Core in Egypt.
Alan Breznick 4K TV Shipments Surge After Slow Start
Alan Breznick  
11/27/2014   1 Comment
Despite a relative lack of UltraHD content, 4K TVs are starting to make an impact on the retail market just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Ray Le Maistre AT&T to FCC: We Haven't Killed Broadband Rollout
Ray Le Maistre  
11/27/2014   4 comments
AT&T has clarified its broadband rollout plans with the FCC following the net neutrality rumpus caused by President Obama earlier this month. (See AT&T GigaPower Awaits Regulatory Resolution and Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Stuns Industry.)
Alan Breznick TiVo Makes More Cable Gains
Alan Breznick  
11/27/2014   3 comments
Racking up another strong quarter, TiVo surpassed 5 million subscribers for the first time and generated record revenues in its latest reporting period.
Dan Jones Mid-Band's No Turkey! FCC Auction Tops $38B
Dan Jones  
11/26/2014   2 comments
The FCC's mid-band spectrum auction has just topped $38 billion this Wednesday afternoon as the agency lays down its gavel for the Thanksgiving holiday in the US.
Dan O'Shea HP Sees Networking Revenue Up Ahead of Split
Dan O'Shea  
11/26/2014   4 comments
Hewlett-Packard showed 2% revenue growth for its networking products in what was an otherwise weak fiscal fourth quarter, as the company prepares to split into two entities, one focused on personal systems and printing, the other aimed at networking, storage and software for companies pushing into SDN and cloud NFV.
Jason Meyers Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
Jason Meyers  
11/26/2014   1 Comment
The high-tech hotbed of Seattle has been a surprising laggard in the Gigabit Cities race to date, but recent activity suggests that the city's position could be about to change.
Mari Silbey Comcast X1 DVR Goes on the Blink
Mari Silbey  
While there's no good time for a cable TV outage, right in the middle of a big holiday week has to rank among the worst.
Sarah Reedy Opera Builds App Store for Carriers
Sarah Reedy  
11/26/2014   3 comments
Opera is best known for its mobile browser, but it's also becoming a bigger name in applications of all kinds. A week after it announced it would take over Nokia's feature phone apps, the company is launching a separate white-labeled app store designed to help operators get their cut of the action too. (See Eurobites: Opera Gets Call From Microsoft.)
Mitch Wagner Net Neutrality Even Mark Cuban Could Love
Mitch Wagner  
11/26/2014   16 comments
Plain-spoken tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban argued this week in favor of Internet fast lanes, arguing that net neutrality would stifle innovation. But there are rules the FCC could write that would permit application innovation while still giving carriers the revenues they need to innovate on and build out their networks.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: EU Mobilizes Billions for Broadband
Paul Rainford  
11/26/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT M&A developments at home and abroad; carrier aggregation in Austria; Vodafone overly generous with journalists' data.
Robert Clark Why 5G Is a Different Beast
Robert Clark  
11/26/2014   12 comments
It might be at least six years before the first expected commercial launches, but already 5G is shaping up to be a beast that is different from any preceding cellular generation.
Dan Jones For Thanksgiving: A Hotspot Logo Most Fowl
Dan Jones  
11/26/2014   6 comments
Nothing really says Thanksgiving like a turkey with a big old blast of WiFi radiating from its cloaca, does it?
Mitch Wagner New Juniper CEO Can Be Thankful for $14.5M
Mitch Wagner  
11/25/2014   10 comments
Juniper's directors recently voted to pay new CEO Rami Rahim up to $14.5 million, including performance incentives, after naming him to the top job following the abrupt, under-a-cloud resignation of his predecessor.
Mari Silbey Amazon Eyes Ad-Supported Video – NY Post
Mari Silbey  
11/25/2014   9 comments
Amazon may have another video service up its sleeve. According to the New York Post, the company is developing a new ad-supported video offering to complement its subscription-based Amazon Prime Instant Video and transaction-based Amazon Instant Video.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Rights Issue Raises 997M for Telekom Austria
Paul Rainford  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli firm claims battery breakthrough; ADVA encrypts in Luxembourg; why "live" is nearly dead.
Sarah Reedy Poll: SDN, NFV Make Analytics Critical to OSS
Sarah Reedy  
11/25/2014   1 Comment
The move to SDN and NFV will only increase the need for advanced data analytics, especially in the OSS layer for service assurance, service management and related functions, according to the latest Light Reading poll.
Ray Le Maistre Why BT + EE Makes More Sense
Ray Le Maistre  
11/25/2014   5 comments
After 13 years without its own true mobile operations, BT is ready to open its wallet and acquire a UK wireless operator to make itself a fully formed telco once more.
Alan Breznick Broadband Reigns Supreme for Cable
Alan Breznick  
11/25/2014   3 comments
Despite the growing number of gigabit rollouts by rival providers, the US cable industry continues to roll up impressive gains in the broadband market.
Mitch Wagner Brocade: Vyatta Controller 'Use Cases Are Crystallizing'
Mitch Wagner  
11/25/2014   1 Comment
Cloud providers and carrier edge networks are "crystallizing" as real deployment opportunities for Brocade's Vyatta Controller, a company executive said during the vendor's quarterly earnings call Monday following the release of better-then-expected fiscal fourth-quarter results.
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