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Jason Meyers Drones Hover Over the IoT Sector
Jason Meyers  
10/23/2014  
SAN FRANCISCO -- Former Wired Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson (he of the Long Tail fame) is offering a glimpse of how he sees drones fitting into the developing Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem -- and it's not as far-fetched as you might expect.
Alan Breznick Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
Alan Breznick  
10/23/2014  
Heartened by the recent a la carte move of HBO and CBS, Verizon is now working with its content partners to fashion business models for its own planned OTT ventures.
Mitch Wagner Brocade Wants to Be Red Hat of OpenDaylight
Mitch Wagner  
10/23/2014  
DUSSELDORF -- SDN & OpenFlow World Congress -- Brocade wants to have the same relationship with OpenDaylight as Red Hat has with Linux.
Dan Jones AT&T Adds 500K Connected Cars in Q3
Dan Jones  
10/22/2014   2 comments
Connected cars are starting to rev up for AT&T, the operator said on its third-quarter earnings call on Wednesday afternoon.
Dan O'Shea Infinera Beats Sector Blues With Revenue Jump, Bright Outlook
Dan O'Shea  
10/22/2014   1 Comment
Infinera's third-quarter earnings managed to clear the carrier capex hurdles that have recently entangled other vendors, as this afternoon the vendor posted revenue numbers that met guidance and consensus estimates.
Mitch Wagner VMware Touts Strong NSX Growth
Mitch Wagner  
10/22/2014  
VMware says it's seeing strong growth in its virtual networks business, contributing to satisfying earnings expectations in the third quarter.
Mari Silbey Because CableCARD Never Dies
Mari Silbey  
10/22/2014  
The link between cable services and retail devices is a messy one, and nowhere is that more evident than in the continuing debate over how the FCC should regulate technology for combining the two products in consumer homes.
Jason Meyers Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
Jason Meyers  
10/22/2014   8 comments
SAN FRANCISCO -- Discussion of the Internet of Things (IoT) typically focuses on the benefits and convenience of ubiquitous connectivity -- the idea that more connected devices can make people's lives easier. But what if that connectedness could also make us healthier?
Ray Le Maistre Kroes Decries Divided Europe
Ray Le Maistre  
10/22/2014   1 Comment
AMSTERDAM -- Broadband World Forum 2014 -- Europe's telcos got their final telling-off from outgoing digital headmistress Neelie Kroes today -- and boy did they get it in the neck...
Carol Wilson Analysts Warn of Major NFV Gaps
Carol Wilson  
10/22/2014   12 comments
Despite significant new activity this fall on the NFV specification front, two industry analysts who closely follow network functions virtualization are warning that there are still major gaps in how it is being defined that will slow NFV deployment and undermine its business case.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
Paul Rainford  
10/22/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
Tim Kridel Why LTE Isn't a No-Brainer for Utilities – Yet
Tim Kridel  
10/22/2014   1 Comment
If you don't own something, you don't really control it. This logic is a major reason why some utility companies want to own cellular networks rather than buying service from mobile operators.
Jeff Gordon A Legacy Worth Saving
Jeff Gordon  
10/22/2014   1 Comment
Many industries face a point in their evolution when upgrades to critical business operations and back office systems are required; telecoms is no different. Due to commercial pressures and demand for all-IP services, fixed-line and mobile operators have found themselves in a period of transition as they set about modernizing their networks.
Most recent post: Ariella... Flexibility is always a major plus. 
Mari Silbey TWC Joins DVR Wars in NYC & LA
Mari Silbey  
10/21/2014   4 comments
Time Warner Cable customers in New York City and Los Angeles are getting a DVR upgrade.
Ray Le Maistre Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
Ray Le Maistre  
10/21/2014   4 comments
AMSTERDAM -- Broadband World Forum -- Alcatel-Lucent is aiming to get a head start on its fixed broadband infrastructure rivals with the launch of a commercial NG-PON2 product in the first quarter of 2015, as the access network speed war cranks up to another level.
Mari Silbey Online Viewing Goes Over the Top
Mari Silbey  
10/21/2014   3 comments
There's a reason that programmers are trying their hand at over-the-top video. According to Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report, online TV viewing has skyrocketed 388% year over year.
Alan Breznick FiOS: New Subs Down, Upload Speeds Up
Alan Breznick  
10/21/2014   2 comments
Despite its clearly slowing growth rate, Verizon's FiOS family of services is continuing to exert more competitive pressure on cable operators and satellite TV providers.
Dan Jones Verizon: Multicast Is 'a Year Away'
Dan Jones  
10/21/2014   3 comments
Verizon says that it is ready to deliver LTE Multicast and is simply waiting for the compatible devices to become available in volume. Verizon is also working on the revenue models for the 4G video service.
Carol Wilson CenturyLink Partners for Vegas Data Center
Carol Wilson  
10/21/2014   1 Comment
Normally, hitting big numbers in Las Vegas is a gambler's dream, but CenturyLink isn't gambling in signing a data center partnership with Switch SUPERNAP that will give the telecom and cloud operator its 58th data center presence in its global data center network. (See CenturyLink, Switch SUPERNAP Team on Vegas Data Center.)
Denise Culver M2M & IoT Growth Demands More Testing
Denise Culver  
10/21/2014  
To understand the importance of testing for both machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things (IoT), it's helpful to consider some of the latest announcements in the M2M space:
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