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Apple Takes $1B Bite at TV Business – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2017  |  1 comment
Can Apple buy its way into the TV market?
Why Disney Could End Up Streaming for AT&T
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2017  |  1 comment
When Disney buys BAMTech, AT&T could become a defacto customer for video infrastructure services.
Verizon Video Woes Pile On
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2017  |  5 comments
Verizon is a long way from the go-go days of Fios TV expansion.
Arris Sees Ruckus Deal Slip to Q4
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
8/2/2017  |  2 comments
Tallying up DOCSIS 3.1 deployments across the US.
Cox Ready to Cruise Ahead With D3.1
News Analysis  | 
8/1/2017  |  Post a comment
Cox plans DOCSIS 3.1 launch before end of year.
Starry Fixed Wireless Debuts at $50/Month
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  3 comments
The startup out of Boston expanded beta access to its service to paying customers.
Altice USA Begins Fiber Buildout
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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.
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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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2017  |  1 comment
It's cities versus states in the latest battle over small cell deployments.
Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  7 comments
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
Netflix Trades at Record Highs on Q2 Report
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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
News Analysis  | 
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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Dish, Amazon Talk Wireless Tie-Up – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/6/2017  |  3 comments
Logistics, logistics, logistics. That's the watchword behind a new rumor that Amazon is discussing a potential partnership deal with Dish Network.
Where Internet TV Lost Its Way
MariNation  | 
7/5/2017  |  11 comments
I want my GoT! (The modern-day version of I want my MTV!)
Cox Connects With 2 Smart Cities
News Analysis  | 
7/5/2017  |  Post a comment
With US Ignite and the NSF, Cox is helping fund technologies in Phoenix and San Diego.
Bright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration
MariNation  | 
6/30/2017  |  8 comments
Street furniture is the new telephone pole.
Comment: Re: Sometimes... - msilbey - 6/30/2017
Charter Dips Into Skinny TV With Stream
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  2 comments
Charter is testing a $20-per-month skinny bundle TV service.
Trump Nominates Pai Ally for Final FCC Slot
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  8 comments
If Brendan Carr is confirmed alongside Jessica Rosenworcel, it would restore the FCC's slate of commissioners to its intended complement of five.
Smart Cities See Fog Rolling In
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2017  |  1 comment
From cloud to edge to fog, new networking strategies are starting to emerge in the smart cities sector.
Charter, Comcast Eye Sprint Tie-Up – Report
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  2 comments
2007 called and it wants its Sprint mobile deal back.
Post IPO, What Does Altice USA Acquire Next?
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2017  |  3 comments
There aren't a lot of options if Altice wants to spend its newfound cash in the US cable market.
Have YouTube TV, Will Travel
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
YouTube TV hits the road.
Does AT&T Deserve Time Warner?
MariNation  | 
6/23/2017  |  9 comments
'Deserve' is such a strong word...
Verizon Takes 'One Fiber' to More Cities
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2017  |  6 comments
Details on what Verizon gives and what it gains in a new agreement with the city of Sacramento.
Charter M&A Mishap May Mean $13M Fee
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter blames pole attachment problems for a delay in delivering broadband service to more New York homes following the company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable
Comment: Single CDN? - msilbey - 6/21/2017
Verizon, Comcast Prep for TV Ad Tech Wars
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2017  |  2 comments
With content and connectivity in their arsenals, Verizon and Comcast are putting new resources into advanced advertising tech.
Comcast Opens Up on Smart Cities & machineQ
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2017  |  4 comments
Comcast has big IoT plans for Philly, and every other city in its customer footprint.
Apple: 1000x Bitten, Never Shy
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2017  |  4 comments
Once more unto the breach.
Comment: Re: Alameda! - msilbey - 6/15/2017
ISP Startup Targets Disruption in US Suburbs
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  12 comments
Former Square employees have launched Common Networks, an ISP startup that combines point-to-point wireless service with software defined networking.
Tracking TiVo's Ups & Downs
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Who will take over the reins as TiVo CEO?
Ruckus Lines Up Assets Ahead of Arris Sale
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2017  |  1 comment
Brocade is teeing up Ruckus Wireless and ICX switching technology products for sale to Arris with a combined wired/wireless network solution, but the Arris acquisition still has to wait until Broadcom closes its own deal for Brocade.
Why You Can't Quit Cable TV
MariNation  | 
6/12/2017  |  22 comments
Cord-cutting is fast losing its price advantage.
Verizon: OTT on Tap as Yahoo Deal Nears Close
News Analysis  | 
6/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon's Marni Walden confirms OTT plans once the company has closed on its deal to acquire Yahoo; a transaction which is now expected to be completed on June 13.
Comment: Re: Smart Cities - msilbey - 6/8/2017
Smart Cities Could Be Gold Mine for Telcos
Column  | 
6/8/2017  |  6 comments
But this story will take years to write.
Verizon Beta Tests IPTV, Stays Mum on Launch
News Analysis  | 
6/7/2017  |  3 comments
As new beta tests of Verizon's long-awaited IPTV service begin, rumor surfaces that a commercial launch has been postponed until at least September.
Amazon Joins Protest Supporting Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2017  |  4 comments
A planned online protest in support of net neutrality is getting a high-profile backer in Amazon.
Arris Has Designs on a Smarter Cable Edge
News Analysis  | 
6/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable network nodes are in for a major intelligence boost.
What's at the End of the CORD?
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2017  |  1 comment
Tales from the trenches: What's happening in the next-generation telco central office and cable headend.
Cisco Demos Full Duplex
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Cisco's Full Duplex tech is a preliminary step toward delivering symmetrical 10-gigabit broadband speeds over legacy HFC networks.
The Cable DAA Vendor Race Begins
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2017  |  5 comments
Cable Remote PHY deployments have begun, and it's just the start of a massive transformation process in the access network.
Tech Pipeline & Where the Women Aren't
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2017  |  1 comment
Panel discusses what to do about the pipeline problem for women in emerging technology fields.
Frontier Fast Tracks Gig Plans With G.Fast
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Frontier is partnering with Nokia to take G.fast to the MDU and provide gigabit broadband speeds.
Data Is Currency in OTT Wars
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Data will have a big role to play in OTT deals.
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Cities Clamor for More Clout at FCC
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2017  |  20 comments
Who governs broadband in the smart city?
When Gig Speeds Alone Aren't Enough
News Analysis  | 
5/23/2017  |  5 comments
Bursty OTT traffic can cause a traffic bottleneck.
Comment: Re: Good scoop! - msilbey - 5/22/2017
Comcast Appears to Soft Launch First 4K DVR
News Analysis  | 
5/19/2017  |  4 comments
It looks like Comcast is rolling out its first 4K/HDR set-top from Arris.
Net Neutrality: Before the Vote
News Analysis  | 
5/18/2017  |  2 comments
Three things to know.
Verizon on M&A: Who Needs a Cableco?
News Analysis  | 
5/17/2017  |  11 comments
These are not the fiber strands you're looking for.
Comcast Woos the Enterprise With SD-WAN
News Analysis  | 
5/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast gets the enterprise cloud services bug.
Charter Cited in Skinny Bundle Talks – Report
News Analysis  | 
5/15/2017  |  1 comment
A recent content deal with AMC may be the precursor to a new skinny-bundle streaming service from Charter.
Broadcasters Are the New TV Bundlers
News Analysis  | 
5/12/2017  |  5 comments
If content is king, content aggregation is a powerful queen.
CableLabs Takes On Network Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
5/11/2017  |  Post a comment
The cable association is eyeing the development of new interfaces in a virtualized cable access network.
FCC Net Neutrality Backlash Begins
News Analysis  | 
5/10/2017  |  15 comments
It doesn't match the uproar over, say, the president firing the head of the FBI, but the FCC is getting its share of criticism and activist response over changes to the telecom regulatory regime.
Comcast & Charter Seal Wireless Pact
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2017  |  1 comment
The quiet period is over.
Comcast 'X1 of the Internet' Arrives
News Analysis  | 
5/8/2017  |  1 comment
Xfinity xFi is a managed home WiFi experience, bringing with it the industry's first DOCSIS 3.1 gateway with integrated WiFi.
The Cable Show That Wasn't
MariNation  | 
5/5/2017  |  5 comments
The 'Near Future' is a little disheartening.
Arris Soft, but Still Strong in Q1
News Analysis  | 
5/4/2017  |  1 comment
Arris shared some interesting tidbits on the future of its cable products as the company beat analyst expectations for both revenue and earnings in Q1.
Comment: Re: odd choices - msilbey - 5/3/2017
Hulu Live Launches in Beta
News Analysis  | 
5/3/2017  |  3 comments
But will it make money?
Verizon Ditches Enterprise Cloud in IBM Deal
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2017  |  4 comments
Verizon sees no blue skies ahead for its enterprise cloud business, sells the unit off to IBM.
Charter Remains Cautious as Earnings Lag
News Analysis  | 
5/2/2017  |  2 comments
Charter is still feeling the pinch from integrating Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, but it's not planning any drastic changes in strategy.
Dish's Satellite TV Business Is Crumbling
News Analysis  | 
5/1/2017  |  15 comments
Can Dish make money from its wireless spectrum before its satellite TV business collapses?
The Title II Capex Argument Is Ridiculous
MariNation  | 
5/1/2017  |  6 comments
Network investment spending continues to rise.

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It's an art and a science to make mentorship, inclusive leadership, diversity and promotion of high-potential women work, says Honore' LaBourdette, vice president of Global Market Development at VMWare.
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5G Spectrum Wars – The Recap

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Service provider 3 has filed a lawsuit against Ofcom over 5G spectrum auction in the UK.
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Say What? Facebook Unleashes AI Anarchy – The Recap

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A recap of the week's talking points on Light Reading's sister site, telecoms.com. Facebook AI programmers had a bit of a brain-fade as they allowed one of its AI applications to invent its ...
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Fujitsu's Women Band Together to Help Girls Do STEM

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Supporting women both inside and outside of Fujitsu is a top priority of the telecom vendor. Yanbing Li, Fujitsu Network Communication's director of System Software Development & Delivery, shares why it's important, but why there's still a long road ahead.
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If You're Not First, You're Last – The Recap

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In case you missed it, Amazon's 1% stock increase helped Jeff Bezos dethrone Bill Gates as the richest man in the world. Also, Taiwanese electronics manufacturer
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AT&T's Tech President Preps Workforce for the Future

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AT&T is focused on the software-defined network of the future and is reskilling its workforce to get ready too, according to AT&T's President of Technology Development Melissa Arnoldi.
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Cisco: Mentoring Critical to Attract & Retain Women

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Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager of Cisco's Computing System Product Group, shares why mentoring in all its forms is important for women and what Cisco is doing that's made a difference for women in tech.
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Gigabit LTE With Snapdragon 835

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At an event in Wembley stadium, EE used its live network to demonstrate gigabit LTE using a Sony Xperia XZ Premium smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip.
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Implementing Machine Intelligence With Guavus

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Guavus unites big data and machine intelligence, enabling many of the the largest service providers in the world to save money and drive measureable revenue. Learn how applying Machine Intelligence substantially reduces operational costs and in many cases can eliminate subscriber impact, meaning a better subscriber experience and higher NPS.
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Unlocking Customer Experience Insights With Machine Intelligence

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When used to analyze operational data and to drive operational decisions, machine intelligence reduces the number of tasks which require human intervention. Guavus invested in Machine Intelligence early. Learn about the difference between Machine Learning and Machine Intelligence.
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Verizon VP Talks Network, Career Planning

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Heidi Hemmer, vice president of Technology, Strategy & Planning at Verizon, shares how bold bets and the future of tech define her career.
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Masergy's NFV Journey

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Ray Watson, vice president of global technology at Masergy, discusses the advantages and challenges in entering the still-maturing NFV market for the past three years.
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