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Liberty Has Some Mobile Advice for US Cable
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global is a quad-play operator in Europe and beyond, and CEO Mike Fries has the wisdom of experience in mobile to share.
Cisco: Cable Nets Can Backhaul Small Cells
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10/18/2017  |  1 comment
What if DOCSIS networks could provide the backhaul capacity necessary for 4G and future 5G wireless networks?
Cable-Tec: Cisco Talks DOCSIS
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Instead of using fiber for mobile backhaul, why not cable's RF plant?
Netflix Schools MVPDs in Q3
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10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, Netflix outperforms in its quarterly earnings report.
What to Watch for at Cable-Tec Expo
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10/16/2017  |  1 comment
Cable access will be a big topic again, with DAAs, virtualization and managed WiFi all on the Cable-Tec docket.
Comment: Re: Parallels to C-RAN - msilbey - 10/13/2017
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Cablecos, Networks Play the Blame Game
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10/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Who's to blame in the skinny bundle wars?
The Big Cable DAA Update
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10/11/2017  |  7 comments
Ahead of SCTE, we look at cable's ongoing efforts to shift to a distributed architecture. Is 2018 the year that DAA deployments take off?
In Cable First, WOW Distributes & Virtualizes the Access Network
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10/10/2017  |  Post a comment
In a cable first, WOW is virtualizing its cable access network with the help of Nokia's virtualized Distributed Access Architecture (vDAA) technology.
Cisco Makes the Case for FDX Over FTTH
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10/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco explains why Altice may not need to deploy fiber to the home in the US after all.
NYC May Be Leading a Digital Revolution
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10/5/2017  |  Post a comment
To become a smart city, New York wants to change its relationship with the telecom industry.
Is Trouble Brewing for Brocade, Broadcom?
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10/4/2017  |  Post a comment
Regulators could put the brakes on Broadcom's acquisition of Brocade, and Arris's acquisition of Brocade's Ruckus Wireless assets.
DOJ Blesses CenturyLink, Level 3 Merger... With Conditions
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10/3/2017  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink has approval from the US Department of Justice to acquire Level 3, but it will have to divest itself of some of Level 3's nationwide fiber assets.
Altice/Disney Deal: A Case of 'Happy Ever After'?
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10/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Threat of blackouts still looms large in programming negotiations.
Trump Pulls a Trump on Infrastructure Strategy
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9/29/2017  |  9 comments
An infrastructure bill without public/private partnerships? Sad!
Amazon Heats Up TV Hardware Battle
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9/28/2017  |  7 comments
Bigger than a stick and smaller than a set-top, the Amazon 4K Fire TV is a threat to cable.
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Analysts: Dish Is in Dire Straits
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9/27/2017  |  7 comments
A wireless spectrum sale won't save Dish's video business.
Comcast Reveals Instant TV & the IPTV Future
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9/26/2017  |  7 comments
Comcast is calling its new Instant TV service the 'tip of the spear.'
Can Fixed Wireless Fix Rural Broadband?
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9/25/2017  |  28 comments
There are true believers who think it can.
Why Amazon May Be Cable's Biggest Threat
MariNation  | 
9/22/2017  |  14 comments
It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.
Charter Has a Secret TV App for Colleges
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9/20/2017  |  2 comments
Charter goes back to school with SpectrumU.
Comment: Re: What's in a name - msilbey - 9/19/2017
Comcast Shuts Down OTT Again
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9/19/2017  |  5 comments
Comcast's 'Watchable' wasn't well-watched.
NY State Levies $13M Fine on Charter
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9/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter now faces a hefty fee for failing to meet New York's broadband deployment deadlines.
Comcast Packs More Powerful SD-WAN Punch
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9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast isn't just adding SD-WAN, it's making a strong play as a large player without any MPLS legacy to protect.
Cities Slam FCC on Broadband Proceedings
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9/15/2017  |  8 comments
City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.
Comcast Aims to Layer LoRa Into XB6 Gateway
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9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
The XB6 is turning into a lean, mean IoT machine.
AT&T Wants to Ditch the Dish
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9/13/2017  |  14 comments
More OTT this way comes.
Fall Is a TV (Industry) Lover's Delight
MariNation  | 
9/12/2017  |  5 comments
Forget back to school. Let's get back to TV with a rush of fall industry updates.
Charter Reveals New Details on 4G/5G Trials
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9/12/2017  |  3 comments
Samsung is a key partner for Charter not only in its 5G trials, but also in tests of 4G small cell equipment that could play a role in the cable company's launch of a new mobile service in 2018.
What's the IoT Plan, Verizon?
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9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
For Verizon, IoT is all about the network. Except when it's about anything and everything else.
Boom! Hulu Just Blew Up the TV Bundle
MariNation  | 
9/8/2017  |  8 comments
Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.
Comment: Re: DOX is off - msilbey - 9/7/2017
Amdocs Wins Altice USA in Whopper of a Deal
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9/7/2017  |  3 comments
Multi-year deal marks Amdocs as a top partner for Altice USA as the cable company embarks on a significant transition period.
Wi-Fi Alliance Levels Up With Vantage 2.0
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9/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Managed networks are the 'new normal.'
Cisco Quantifies Cable Automation ROI
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9/6/2017  |  1 comment
Cisco projects quantifiable ROI with its Smart PHY automation software for cable access networks.
Comment: Re: Bullish on fiber - msilbey - 9/6/2017
What Happened to Verizon Exponent?
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9/6/2017  |  Post a comment
It looks like the end of Exponent, Verizon's business unit for wholesaling platform technology.
Is the US Ready to Close the Fiber Gap?
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9/5/2017  |  8 comments
Estimates are high for the amount of money the US needs to invest in fiber infrastructure, but deployments are also trending up.
Outlook Grows Rosier for Arris Set-Tops
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8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris forecasts for its CPE business may be overly conservative.
Telcos Pony Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief
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8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon, Comcast and AT&T have all donated significant money to hurricane relief efforts.
Comcast's Canadian Takeover Continues
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8/29/2017  |  2 comments
Videotron is only the latest Canadian operator to license the X1 platform, and Comcast's video influence continues to grow.
Comment: Re: Daunting? - msilbey - 8/29/2017
FCC Faces Daunting Video Competition Review
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8/29/2017  |  3 comments
How do you measure video competition in a world of overlapping ownership?
With Petrichor, Cable TV Gets a Cloud Upgrade
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8/28/2017  |  Post a comment
What if racks of cable video equipment could be replaced with a single off-the-shelf server?
Comcast Solar Deal Sheds Light on IoT Aims
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8/24/2017  |  2 comments
Comcast will start selling solar energy service through a partnership with the company Sunrun later this year.
Broadband Isn't What It Used to Be
MariNation  | 
8/24/2017  |  8 comments
'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'
Brazil Now a Barrier to AT&T/TW Deal
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8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T remains confident about deal closure despite concerns by Brazilian regulators.
How Comcast Is Hooking College Kids on Cable
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8/22/2017  |  1 comment
With TV moving to all-IP, Comcast's Xfinity on Campus offering only grows more valuable.
Why AT&T May Dump Home Security Biz
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8/21/2017  |  9 comments
AT&T has reason to be insecure in the home security market.
CableLabs Hails Major ETSI NFV Milestone
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8/21/2017  |  1 comment
CableLabs expects new ETSI standards to accelerate network functions virtualization.
Outlook Bleak for Infrastructure Bill in 2017
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
In the latest sign that a US infrastructure bill is unlikely to get done this year, President Trump has reportedly nixed plans for an infrastructure advisory council.
Comcast Rings In Xfinity Mobile Nationwide
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2017  |  1 comment
And just like that, Comcast is a mobile carrier.
Apple Takes $1B Bite at TV Business Report
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2017  |  2 comments
Can Apple buy its way into the TV market?
Why Disney Could End Up Streaming for AT&T
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2017  |  4 comments
When Disney buys BAMTech, AT&T could become a defacto customer for video infrastructure services.
Verizon Video Woes Pile On
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8/14/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon is a long way from the go-go days of Fios TV expansion.
Arris Sees Ruckus Deal Slip to Q4
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8/3/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris now predicts it will close on its acquisition of Ruckus Wireless in early Q4, but the status of the related Broadcom/Brocade transaction keeps the deal in doubt.
Automation, IP & the New Network Edge
MariNation  | 
8/2/2017  |  2 comments
A talk with Cisco opens questions about the future of the network edge: Who controls it? Who pays for it?
DOCSIS 3.1 Starting to Snowball
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8/2/2017  |  3 comments
Tallying up DOCSIS 3.1 deployments across the US.
Cox Ready to Cruise Ahead With D3.1
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8/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Cox plans DOCSIS 3.1 launch before end of year.
Starry Fixed Wireless Debuts at $50/Month
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7/31/2017  |  3 comments
The startup out of Boston expanded beta access to its service to paying customers.
Altice USA Begins Fiber Buildout
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7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Altice's fiber-to-the-home buildout has officially begun in the US.
Sprint Plus Cable, Still on the Table Report
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7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Charter may yet sign a reseller deal with Sprint to supplement their MVNO agreement with Verizon.
Charter Chugs Along Despite Video Losses
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7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Q2 earnings were a disappointment, but Charter is sticking to its long-term strategy.
Comcast Lines Up Fall Launch for 'Instant TV'
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7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast's new low-cost IPTV service won't be for everyone.
Comment: Re: NFV & Security - msilbey - 7/26/2017
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Capex Plummets in Alphabet's 'Other Bets'
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  3 comments
Alphabet is spending a lot less now that it's reeled back its fiber ambitions.
ZoneTV Programs Television Like Pandora
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7/25/2017  |  3 comments
ZoneTV is turning channels into apps and adding on-the-fly personalization.
What's a Little Throttling Between Friends?
MariNation  | 
7/24/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon capped the speeds on video streaming apps last week, and customers weren't happy.
New Arris Boxes Bring OTT to Tier 2 Market
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7/24/2017  |  2 comments
Arris is unveiling new set-tops for smaller cable companies that are powered by Tivo and offer access to apps like Netflix and YouTube.
Rogers Pencils In X1 Launch for 2018
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7/21/2017  |  1 comment
Rogers reports strong Q2 earnings and further details on its launch of the Comcast X1 video platform.
Comment: Re: No mandate. - msilbey - 7/21/2017
On Broadband, FCC Talks Carrots, Not Sticks
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7/20/2017  |  4 comments
The FCC has clarified that it won't override the authority of cities and states when it comes to new guidelines for telecom pole attachments and other broadband deployment issues.
Battle Begins for Small Cells, Smart Cities
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7/20/2017  |  1 comment
It's cities versus states in the latest battle over small cell deployments.
Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
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7/18/2017  |  7 comments
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
Netflix Trades at Record Highs on Q2 Report
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7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Netflix blew past subscriber forecasts with 5.2 million new customers in the second quarter.
In the TV Biz, AT&T Walks a Tricky Line
MariNation  | 
7/17/2017  |  1 comment
Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?
Roku Gunning for $1B IPO Report
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7/14/2017  |  4 comments
This would be the second time Roku has considered filing for an initial public offering.
Telcos Beware: Sidewalk Labs Is on the Move
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2017  |  6 comments
Sidewalk Labs has grand designs for connecting smart cities with next-generation communications networks.
Politicians Rally for Net Neutrality in DC
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7/12/2017  |  4 comments
Net neutrality summer in the city.
AT&T Parades Into Net Neutrality Protest
MariNation  | 
7/12/2017  |  4 comments
If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.
Cox Aims for 'Gig for All' by 2020
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2017  |  5 comments
Using a revised gigabit roadmap, Cox plans to reach 99% of its subscribers with gigabit broadband by the end of 2019.
Verizon to FCC: Don't Treat OTT Like Cable
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7/7/2017  |  2 comments
Verizon revisits an old FCC proposed rulemaking on how to define (and regulate) online video distributors.

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