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Tom Kerber Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
Tom Kerber  
8/27/2014   1 Comment
Multiple players, from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to service providers, are now competing in the smart home, each attempting to grow and shape the market.
Alan Breznick TiVo Continues Cable Run
Alan Breznick  
8/27/2014   2 comments
Romping its way through the cable TV fields again, TiVo racked up another strong quarter of MSO subscriber gains, and expects the momentum to continue for the foreseeable future.
Dan O'Shea MRV Dismisses & Replaces CFO After Financial Error
Dan O'Shea  
8/27/2014  
Optical vendor MRV Communications has dismissed CFO Stephen Garcia and replaced him with board member Mark Bonney, after the company admitted problems with a series of business transactions in Italy that were not correctly reported to the SEC. The reporting snafu caused MRV to file its second-quarter earnings late, company officials explained during MRV's earnings call this week.
Sarah Reedy GSA: 16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast
Sarah Reedy  
8/27/2014   1 Comment
Sixteen operators spanning 13 countries are currently trialing LTE Multicast, according to a new report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association.
Mari Silbey TWC Internet Outage Follows $1.1M Fine
Mari Silbey  
8/27/2014   1 Comment
Time Warner Cable suffered major Internet outages across the US early Wednesday morning, with failure reports on Downdetector.com peaking between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m. eastern time. A similar spike appeared for Bright House Networks -- which partners with Time Warner Cable on many engineering functions -- but on a much smaller scale.
Jason Meyers FirstLight Expands Enterprise Play With G4 Buy
Jason Meyers  
8/27/2014  
FirstLight Fiber has augmented its years-long mission to amass a New England fiber empire with an acquisition more geared toward expanding its enterprise customer base.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe
Paul Rainford  
8/27/2014  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on Ziggo deal; BT accused of "football tax"; Isle of Wight latest.
Sterling Perrin WDM Gets Edgy
Sterling Perrin  
8/27/2014  
Continued rapid growth in packet-based services and traffic is driving the use of fiber, and ultimately WDM, deeper in metro aggregation and access networks.
Denise Culver Testing Will Further Boost Mobile Market
Denise Culver  
8/27/2014  
As one recent survey shows, smartphone sales for 2014 are expected to reach 1.2 billion units -- up more than 23% from 2013. A different report shows that in 2013, global mobile data traffic grew by 81%.
Robert Clark China Mobile to Form Content JV
Robert Clark  
8/27/2014  
China Mobile is planning to spin off its content businesses into a new joint venture (JV) partnership with a private company, signalling the latest in a series of changes to the country's tightly controlled telecom sector.
Carol Wilson OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
Carol Wilson  
8/27/2014  
New transport SDN prototype testing this fall, to be conducted in two carrier labs in North America and two in China, could provide crucial insight on specifications needed to speed deployment of SDN in connecting data centers and cloud networks.
Sarah Reedy AT&T's Lurie Promoted to CEO of Mobility
Sarah Reedy  
8/26/2014   2 comments
Glenn Lurie, AT&T's head of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, has been promoted to the top slot, replacing Ralph de la Vega as the CEO of AT&T Mobility. De la Vega will take on the CEO slot of AT&T's newly formed Mobile and Business Solutions Group.
Mitch Wagner Google's Andromeda Relieves Cloud Strain
Mitch Wagner  
8/26/2014   7 comments
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Hot Interconnects -- Google relies on its Andromeda networking platform to deliver a global cloud infrastructure that gives customers the security and performance benefits of local private networks.
Mari Silbey Rogers, Shaw Take Aim at Netflix
Mari Silbey  
8/26/2014   17 comments
In a bold joint venture, Canada's two largest pay-TV providers -- Rogers and Shaw -- are teaming up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix in the Canadian market.
Jason Meyers Utilities to Pump $11.2B Into Smart Grid – Study
Jason Meyers  
8/26/2014   17 comments
The smart grid as a service market will exceed $11.2 billion by 2023, a new report from Navigant Research forecasts, signaling the growing importance of communications technology in the utility sector.
Mari Silbey Charter Internet Outages Blamed on DNS Problems
Mari Silbey  
8/26/2014   11 comments
At a time when broadband is replacing video as cable's core service, Charter Communications suffered major Internet outages in several markets throughout the US over the weekend, based on what appears to have been a domain name server issue.
Sarah Reedy Verizon to Launch HD VoLTE in 'Coming Weeks'
Sarah Reedy  
8/26/2014   14 comments
Verizon's long-awaited nationwide launch of voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is slated to begin "in the coming weeks," bringing high-definition voice and video calling to compatible smartphones.
Jason Meyers IoT Startup Banking on WiFi Connectivity
Jason Meyers  
8/26/2014   10 comments
Internet of Things (IoT) startup Electric Imp is betting that the established and already well-connected world of WiFi will be the ticket to fast and economical expansion of the IoT ecosystem, both in the home and in industrial environments.
Carol Wilson Verizon Launches QR Code Security Solution
Carol Wilson  
8/26/2014   16 comments
Verizon is introducing a new approach to securing personal information used online that goes beyond passwords. A QR code login on participating websites will allow a user to gain access to the site or application by scanning the code without entering a user name or password.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: Transmode to Cut Jobs
Paul Rainford  
8/26/2014   1 Comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.
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