The No. 2 US MSO continues to shed video subscribers by the bucket even as it scores bigger broadband sub gains, putting a drag on earnings.
It's hard to unite carriers and net neutrality advocates, but FCC head Tom Wheeler is reportedly working on a plan that'll do it.
SoftBank board member Junichi Miyakawa will take on the newly created role above CTO Stephen Bye and Chief Network Officer John Saw as Sprint deploys LTE TDD in the US.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes control of Reggefiber; EU does cyber-security drill.
This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
The networking vendor reported a net loss, citing slowed sales for North American carriers.
Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.
BT Group has announced a partnership with Netflix to offer the streaming service as an add-on to its YouView Internet TV package.
Latest annual report on enterprise cloud usage shows growing comfort with cloud, driving IT departments to want to mix and match.
Enterprises increasingly realize that in order to run their businesses economically they need to fundamentally change ways in which they operate their businesses in the connected IP world.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.
Charter reports robust revenue growth in third quarter, thanks to all-digital system conversions and strong broadband sub gains.
PICMG, which develops open modular standards for embedded computing, looks ahead to the next decade.
The emergence of an industrial enterprise customer for Infinera revives a long-standing question.
CenturyLink exec said core network routing choice came down to capacity and power consumption issues
The FCC has issued an NPRM, stating that it will look at redefining multichannel video programming distributors so that the category also covers Internet video providers.
Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which is also featuring in the core network plans of all three major Chinese carriers.
New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.
Stories about drag queens are OK, though.
There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology - but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Verizon adds FireEye to its portfolio of security partners to help enterprises secure their employees' mobile phones.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in 'young millennials' content.
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.
Exalt Wireless is born as a new company after managements buy assets of Exalt Communications following a process that is an alternative to bankruptcy.
Bright House Networks will boost maximum download speeds as high as 150 Mbit/s in December and 300 Mbit/s early next year, as it enters the new broadband speed wars.
Fair-trade group says the carrier's policy of throttling "unlimited" data speeds after a cap is reached is misleading, but AT&T claims it has been actively and clearly communicating its policy since 2011.
T-Mobile's customers are using more LTE data than its competitors, and the carrier hopes it continues in 2015 as it refarms spectrum and bolsters 4G capacity.
For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.
Will the launch of Amazon's Fire TV Stick prompt the cable industry to take a closer look at the tiny set-top form factor before it's too late?
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
Fred Kemmerer left the company sometime earlier this year, leaving a vacancy in the CTO office at Genband.
AT&T's fiber-fed platform records slower growth again in third quarter, but still gains on competitors, while GigaPower accelerates.
After years of sitting on the sidelines, Microsoft has pledged to support WebRTC -- formerly thought of as a Skype competitor -- in Internet Explorer.
Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.
The city on the Rhine turned out to be a great spot for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.
Roku may be gearing up to file confidentially for an initial public offering that could raise as much as $150 million for the media streaming player.
Any hopes for feverish competition in the mobile services sector have been dashed by a familiar financial hurdle.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.
Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'
Home-based WiFi hotspots are getting hotter, but the potential impact of the public hotspots on the performance of the accompanying private hotspots has been largely ignored.
Comcast cuts video sub losses in traditionally poor third quarter, while scoring big broadband, WiFi and business services gain.
Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that likely means more jobs will go.
Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following Morgan Stanley downgrade; Deutsche Telekom's M2M drive; royal tweeting.
The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets help Ericsson increase its revenues and margins in the third quarter.
When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?
Also: A gloriously complicated homemade answering machine from the same year, and flappers in 1922 make their own mobile phone.
Juniper is the latest vendor to be hit by slowed carrier purchasing.
Roku has raised another $25 million in private equity funds, but how will it use the money in the increasingly competitive media streaming market?
Despite the FCC stopping the clock on review, AT&T says it's still confident that the Commission will approve its DirecTV buyout in the first half of 2015.
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; Telefonica's IoT Lego.
A startup shows how drone-collected data could combine with analytics capabilities to make industries smarter.
As HBO and CBS move ahead with their a la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.
But Red Hat is already the Red Hat of ODL.
AT&T says 500,000 new connected cars are now on the road and on its network as it adds more than 2M wireless users in Q3.
Infinera met revenue guidance and beat estimates for the third quarter, while providing a positive outlook for Q4.
NSX has more than 250 paying customers and is "gaining significant momentum and industry validation."
TiVo wants the FCC to uphold its CableCARD mandate, even as it seeks a STB rule waiver and Verizon tries to get the entire mandate overturned.
At an event focused on connected devices, the City of San Jose's CIO suggests a broader purpose for the IoT.
Outgoing EC digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes invokes Elvis Presley, delivers her final speech to Europe's telcos and gives them a right old roasting.
Neither the ETSI NFV group nor the new OPNFV are addressing key issues around orchestration that are likely to bog down deployment, they warn.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
Because of difficulty acquiring spectrum, many utilities are forgoing LTE, and turning to legacy technologies such as CDMA and WiMax.
Operators can cut the cost and complexity of extending legacy services to all-IP environments.
Time Warner Cable is introducing an upgraded "Enhanced DVR" service in its NYC and LA markets as part of its broader TWC Maxx initiative.
Bullish predictions for NG-PON2 are coming from at least two of the fixed broadband sector's lead protagonists, with AlcaLu and Huawei both gunning for early market entry.
Online TV viewing is way up, with game consoles and OTT devices topping the TV Everywhere charts, according to Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report.
While video and data subs growth keeps slipping for Verizon's FTTP platform, FiOS is still making inroads against cable with higher data speeds and other new features.
Verizon says it is ready to deliver mobile TV over LTE. It's just waiting for the devices and content providers to catch on.
Switch SUPERNAP offers gold-plated data center footprint in strategic partnership for expanding CenturyLink cloud and managed services.
The machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets will grow exponentially, requiring more robust testing solutions.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM salivates over Christmas device sales; VimpelCom sells African units; Virgin does fiber-to-the-monkeyhangers.
New security features will make it easier for carriers to sell iPads to enterprise customers.
Despite recent shake-ups, HP remains committed to NFV, an executive says.
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
CableLabs schedules the first two D3.1 Interops for the first week of December and mid-January, but it's not clear yet which equipment vendors will participate.
Infinera is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings this week, potentially free of the capex drag other vendors have noted.
Sprint cuts jobs at its HQ, with more layoffs expected.
Launching its first major product update since last month's acquisition by Volaris Group, Incognito announced the Auto Configuration Server 3.0, a home networking management solution for broadband CPE.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Daisy Group buyout; Vodafone begins LTE-Advanced rollout in UK; cloud dampens SAP's outlook.
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
Samsung builds on millimeter wave radio tests with 7.5Gbit/s outdoor transmission, and tries to define some 5G 'pillars.'
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefonica uses Huawei's XG-PON in Spain; job losses likely at Ziggo.
Aiming once again at the TV set, Google introduces the Nexus Player, which will compete in the growing media streaming market with boxes from Amazon, Apple and Roku.
A new Apple SIM chip lets customers pick a different carrier every time they sign up for a short-term wireless plan.
The MTA, Transit Wireless and major carriers came to Queens to unveil the next phase of the underground wireless projects, but some members of the press had other ideas.
Enterprises demand performance and security in cloud applications that require cloud providers and carriers to work together.
CBS launches an over-the-top subscription service for $5.99 per month with on-demand content, select live TV streams and advertising.
At an industry event exploring the Internet of Things, the specific role of network operators remains largely undefined.
European operator already has virtualized functions up and running – now it's going to revamp its OSS.
IP is the new black (T-shirt) -- find out how to get one of these for your own self.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria claims G.fast breakthrough; Deutsche Telekom fined for margin squeezing; Ryder Cup boost for BSkyB.
Cisco does a POC NFV trial with NTT DoCoMo.
Cable set-top boxes enjoy strong second quarter, posting sequential gains in both shipments and revenues, thanks to a 'refresh cycle' in North America and Europe.
Telefonica highlights the potential for data to play a transactional role in digital lives.
Google's first phablet has a Qualcomm chipset that can support LTE-Advanced onboard. But how fast will downloads be?
Introduced a package of its own and partner software running on PowerEdge servers.
At long last, HBO will launch its own standalone over-the-top video service in 2015, putting it in direct competition with Netflix, Hulu and other Internet video players.
Today's white paper from 30 operators engaged in NFV effort spells out interoperability and operations challenges that must be tackled next.
Just putting old technology into virtual clothes isn't enough, says a Deutsche Telekom executive.
The new Sony PlayStation TV has launched in North America, but with no support for Netflix, Hulu or YouTube, its use as a media streamer seems limited.
A network operator aims to make it cheaper and easier to bring a broader range of IoT solutions to market.
Open source is already rampant in comms networking developments, and now it's reaching into the emerging drones sector too, with Qualcomm and Intel on board.
Thirty operators have authored a new white paper to help set the roadmap for the future of NFV developments.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: EU-China exports dispute draws to close; Telefonica in potential tax trouble; Irish tax loophole closed.
Near-space is the place for the solar drone communications ambitions of these two Internet giants.
Prepare yourself for the greatest revolution in telecom, ever.
Interoperability testing among multiple carrier labs shows pre-standard SDN bear can meet most of the requirements for cloud-bursting.
Netflix has signed yet another paid peering agreement with a major US broadband provider, this time striking a pact with Bright House Networks.
The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.
The SDN community is gathered in Germany for a few days of loving and loathing – so what's hot?
Company says its first 60GHz WiGig products, due in 2015, will top 4Gbit/s speeds.
Free broadcast TV over-the-air may end up becoming pay TV online, and Aereo could help make it happen through an FCC filing.
Dor Skuler is bidding adieu to Alcatel-Lucent having helped to make CloudBand one of the key NFV-enabling platforms in the industry.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe goes large on big data; KPN, China Mobile do VoLTE roaming; Apple to blame for Finland's woes, says PM.
The association advises the industry about how to prevent billions of IoT devices from overloading mobile networks.
World's leading set-top maker rolls out three DOCSIS 3.0 wireless gateways in North America, taking on Arris, Cisco, Hitron, Netgear and other incumbent players.
Zut Alors! French operator drops its bid for T-Mobile US after being rejected twice.
The company appears to working towards VoLTE support on the iPad, but it's not exactly clear when that will happen.
Netflix has moved all of its 4K content to a premium service tier priced at $11.99 per month.
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French bank teams with Twitter for money transfers; here comes the SON for O2; AlcaLu does 100G in Nigeria.
South Korean operator works with Alcatel-Lucent to introduce virtualized functions into its 'Gigatopian' network.
From $150,000 to $3,000 – that's a big price cut.
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
Nokia Networks has been delivering 4G equipment and services under the deal since Q1 of 2014.
Echostar is preparing its new Sage smart-home service for launch in early 2015.
Will we ever have enough bandwidth?
There's a lot of M&A activity in Europe being driven by demand for fiber assets.
Cable and hybrid heat up Germany's broadband battle.
Also: Liberty cleared for Ziggo M&A; EC deregulates fixed line telephony; Hyperoptic to fiber up more UK cities; Ericsson wins managed services deal.
Juniper's stock slides, and others go with it, as lower telco demand forces the IP networking vendor to cut its revenue guidance for the third quarter.
The shakeup will affect up to 6,000 positions and mean broad changes across the company.
Time Warner Cable says it's now offering top broadband download speeds of 300 Mbit/s to more than 1.5 million customers, after completing network upgrades in the Austin, Texas market.
Shareholders of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable have approved the proposed merger of the two MSOs. TWC investors also approved golden parachute payouts for top execs.
The UK mobile giant has entered the TV services market to offer a quad play package, but it lacks a key ingredient - exclusive content.
A year after GE chooses AT&T to power devices in the "Industrial Internet," the company adds Verizon's network and cloud into the mix as well.
HTC cruises into New York City with execs and a couple of notable devices.
Vendors and operators are working on a new optical transport standard for fronthaul and backhaul deployments.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and BT claim 3 Tbit/s over fiber link; Orange considers IPO for Africa, Middle East units; tablets turf TV out of UK kids' bedrooms.
The Wi-Fi Alliance has added new provisioning, security, and service management features to its Passpoint standard for next-generation WiFi hotspots.
Cisco rolls out line card upgrade for its flagship CMTS device as it gears up to introduce its new, long-awaited CCAP chassis early next year.
Dell Networking names a SaaS operator as its first open networking customer, and looks toward eventual carrier wins.
The association's newly created position of CEO goes to a Washington insider/telecom outsider, while the direction of the group remains in question.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE turns on its TV service; Oi CEO steps down; Amazon's tax arrangements come under EC scrutiny.
Orchestration system can now enable end-to-end service deployment and management on the two most commonly deployed routers in telecom networks.
Phone booths are not the only street furniture in NYC equipped with wireless radios these days.
A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.
Sony and Dish are confronting the same dilemma that every other pay-TV provider has faced: how to keep subscription fees down while still offering enough content to keep viewers happy.
Cox will roll out 1-Gig service first in Phoenix later this month, followed by launches in Las Vegas and Omaha, as it seeks to parry similar rollouts by CenturyLink in those markets.
Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.
The months-old Thread Group, supported by Google and many big vendors, opens membership and sees first tests of silicon.
Light readers believe that fiber will always have an edge on wireless when it comes to broadband speeds.
Share price plummets and market weakness, especially in US and China, puts the brakes on test vendor's sales growth.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent profits warning hits share price; Nokia does live VoLTE for du; BSkyB's takeover plans please shareholders.
Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the company is planning a response with new models and offers.
Messaging security vendor sees an opportunity to steal market share from Infloblox, Nominum and others as it tweaks its security platform for DNS.
AT&T is warning customers that an employee illegally accessed personal data back in August, and is offering a year of free credit monitoring to those affected.
Ad company Titan has reportedly installed 500 Gimbal beacons, which can pinpoint the location of Android and iPhones, in midtown and downtown Manhattan.
Edge-based analysis of events enhances security solutions without the need to transport video.
The chip vendor feels the pain that its equipment vendor customers are feeling from carriers.
FCC chair promises Comptel crowd that interconnection won't be a victim of the move to all-IP, but urges an industry solution first.
Norwegian operator Broadnet believes the broadband sector is hampered by regulation from the 1980s.
Confirming earlier rumors, the online movie rental service Redbox Instant by Verizon will shut down on October 7.
Wholesale Ethernet marketplace provider grows fiber footprint in mid-America and adds a major national customer.
Telcos need to think more strategically about the types of technologies in which they invest, says a Telecom Italia executive.
Backhaul specialist now offers Ethernet and wavelength services across southeastern US footprint.
Big data analytics startup says it's good to be late to this market and plans to use its series B funding to expand its sales, marketing and engineering teams.
It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.
Former Alcatel-Lucent chief Pat Russo set for major role at HP's enterprise business.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French startup has grand designs on IoT; Deutsche Telekom does CRM deal; domestic strife for Telefonica.
CenturyLink exec James Feger explains how his company is trying to bring more cloud-like characteristics to its network operations.
Most consumers don't know what a gig is and thus many have no interest in paying extra to get gigabit service.
Instead of accepting mounting cost hikes from major content providers, more small broadband ISPs are reshaping their business models.
CEO Marcello Claure makes good on workforce reduction promises; Sprint will take a $160M hit in the fall quarter related to the cuts.
In a fresh filing with the US Justice Department, Consumers Union is prodding regulators to halt Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.
Adtran cites weaker-than-expected European and enterprise sales, but points toward promising signs of growth in 2015.
Revenue sharing is chief barrier to operator-OTT partnerships, finds panel.
Sprint abstains, but Dish is in to bid on the FCC's November auction of repurposed federal airwaves.
Fiber investments will go ahead no matter what happens with net neutrality regulations, according to the views of the Light Reading community.
Video streaming device maker says viewers are seeing their streaming video as the main source of TV programming.
With competitive pressures increasing, telcos need to build on the advantages of owning and running their own data centers.
As drones zoom above the crowds, Hong Kong protestors have been making the most of their mobile broadband connections.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Qatar buys state-owned broadband network; mobile data explodes in France; AlcaLu upgrades DE-CIX.
Jeff Gardner tells independent telcos to hire new talent whose view of the industry's future isn't shaded by its past.
Dominick Delfino, formerly of Cisco, and Big Switch's Guido Appenzeller will help VMware build its networking business.
More than 1,400 votes were cast and the verdict is in – data centers should be part of a telco's owned and operated facilities.
Small cable companies are looking at getting out of the pay-TV business altogether in favor of offering a dumb pipe for online video and other broadband services.
Big US telco aims to launch next-gen 'Kinetic' service, featuring multiscreen video and whole-home DVR, over its fiber network in Lincoln, Neb. early next year.
The future success of fixed broadband services depends as much on the service provider IT capabilities as new network hardware.
Are we about to see the start of true fiber-based broadband access competition in the UK?
Verizon's plan to slow speeds for its heaviest LTE unlimited users was supposed to go into effect Wednesday, but the carrier is canceling it after pressure from the FCC.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange does a deal with Netflix in France; Kroes tells it straight; Rovio cuts jobs; Sol Trujillo? Who's he?
Neelie Kroes ends her tenure as the European Commission's vice president for the Digital Agenda with a blistering attack on Europe's telecom operators and advises them on the future.
Multiscreen video specialist is laying off 20% of its workforce as it fends off demands from dissident shareholders for the resignation of its chairman and the sale of the company.
By 2015, AT&T customers will be able to get an integrated solution that includes on-demand VPN access and Amazon's cloud.
The telco continues to expand its broadband offerings for businesses with the acquisition of fixed wireless provider Business Only Broadband.
The global network operator scoops up US-focused UNSi for $40 million.
Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for network operators with SDN and NFV aspirations.
Comcast is granting all X1 customers with cloud DVR services the ability to download or stream any recorded program for viewing on any mobile device inside or outside the home.
Nokia Networks will be working alongside Ericsson to upgrade T-Mobile to LTE-Advanced, expand VoLTE and improve WiFi handoff.
Adds to its enterprise and cloud operations with the acquisition of hosting and cloud services specialist iPeer.
Cisco updates its Data Virtualization middleware to include self-service portals and an SDK for startups to connect to the 150 data sources it can access.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica finally closes E-Plus acquisition; Ericsson buys smart grids specialist; Tieto layoffs in Finland and beyond.
India has an ambitious plan to take high-speed fiber broadband to the country's extensive population, but progress is slow.
Investment from VantagePoint, Cross Head and Pacific Venture Partners brings the total to more than $20 million.