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CableLabs Looks Outward With '4Front' Event
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8/6/2019  |  1 comment
Organization hopes to draw 1,500 for 4Front, a cross-industry event set for June 23-24, 2020, in Denver that will span areas such as gaming, broadband, healthcare, AI, automotive and security.
CommScope Carves Migration Path to Remote PHY
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8/5/2019  |  Post a comment
CommScope says new remote PHY modules can be snapped into most of its deployed base of fiber nodes and allow for targeted rollouts in areas where cable operators need to add capacity.
BoJo's UK Broadband Plan Looks Barmy, but Don't Write It Off
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8/5/2019  |  Post a comment
The UK's new prime minister may be chasing perfection in the hope of catching excellence, but the country's operators are demanding action on numerous fronts.
Traditional Pay-TV Less Meaningful but Video Still Relevant, WOW CEO Says
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8/5/2019  |  Post a comment
'We absolutely do lead with broadband. That is our key product,' Teresa Elder says on WOW's Q2 call.
Former Dish Wireless Exec to Take R&D Helm at CableLabs
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8/2/2019  |  1 comment
Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.
Charter Sets Employee Tests for 'Spectrum Connectivity Platform'
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8/2/2019  |  Post a comment
Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.
WiCipedia: Smile to Get Ahead, Coding Ninjas & 'Women in Tech' Need a New Moniker
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8/2/2019  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: You better smile if you want to work in tech; job descriptions need an overhaul; is being called a 'woman in tech' offensive?; and more.
Set TV Is Now Really, Really Dead
The Bauminator  | 
8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
California court hits alleged OTT-TV pirate with $7.6 million fine and permanent injunction on the service and the operation and distribution of a device used to stream hundreds of TV channels for just $20/month.
Casa Sees Cable Spending Perk Up in Q2
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
After a rough and tumble Q1, cable operators opened the spending spigots on network capacity a bit in Q2 even as many continue to explore and develop their next-gen access network strategies.
Bell Canada Chows Down on High-Fiber Diet
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Canada's biggest telecom reports robust broadband but slower IPTV subscriber gains as it continues its nationwide rollout of fiber lines.
Verizon Fios Sheds 52K Video Subs, Tacks On 34K Broadband Subs
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Meanwhile, 'win-share is really good' in handful of markets offering a proprietary version of Verizon's millimeter wave-powered 5G Home broadband service.
TiVo 'On Track' to Split Its Product & Licensing Businesses
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Work underway to reorganize and streamline its product unit as TiVo prepares to separate itself by the second half of 2020.
Eurobites: Altice Full of Joie de Vivre After French 'Turnaround'
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8/1/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Three UK takes earnings hit; Veon battered by currency headwinds; Vodafone bags Liberty assets.
Altice USA Signs AT&T to Nationwide Roaming Deal
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7/31/2019  |  2 comments
Says complementary agreement will ensure aggregate 99% nationwide coverage as Altice USA nears debut of a full MVNO mobile service developed via its Sprint partnership.
US Broadcasters Attack Locast
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7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
Lawsuit from major US broadcasters claims the AT&T-backed non-profit is retransmitting their local TV signals without authorization and violating copyright law.
Casa Hit by Downgrade as Virtualization Threatens Its Core Cable Biz
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7/31/2019  |  Post a comment
But Raymond James analyst says Casa's recent acquisition of NetComm could help the vendor gain traction in wireless and diversify its business.
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile to Tweak By-the-Gig Pricing
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7/30/2019  |  1 comment
Two years after launching its Xfinity Mobile MVNO, Comcast is tweaking its By-the-Gig pricing by adding two new options: 3GB for $30/month and 10GB for $60/month.
AT&T Scuttling 'DirecTV Now' Brand, Confusion Ensues
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7/30/2019  |  6 comments
OTT-TV service to be recast as 'AT&T TV Now' amid plans to launch a new, high-end streaming service called 'AT&T TV' that will serve as the 'workhorse' for the company's pay-TV biz.
Dish Bucks Trend as Pay-TV Numbers Improve in Q2
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7/30/2019  |  1 comment
The pay-TV situation still isn't pretty, but Dish shed just 31,000 video subs in Q2, compared to a loss of 259,000 in Q1 2019 and a loss of 151,000 video subs in the year-ago period.
Harmonic Sheds More Light on Big 'CableOS' Deal With Comcast
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7/30/2019  |  1 comment
Four-year $175 million enterprise licensing deal covers headend software, with potential to reduce those fees should Comcast opt to buy other products, including nodes and other network hardware, from Harmonic.
Dish/T-Mobile/Sprint: Winners, Losers & What's Next
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7/30/2019  |  Post a comment
The merger of Sprint and T-Mobile would have a major impact on virtually every player in the telecommunications market. But it first must overcome a major legal challenge.
Comcast Looks Skyward for Success
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7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast sees streaming video opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic, with both its Sky and NBCUniversal units now cooking up content for OTT video.
Cord-Cutting Rate Set to Reach Record High in Q2
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7/29/2019  |  1 comment
Growing pay-TV losses at Comcast, AT&T and Charter indicate that traditional cord-cutting has gotten 'freaking ugly,' analyst says.
Altice USA Nearing Sale of Lightpath Stake – Report
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7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Potential deal with Stonepeak would involve a minority piece of fiber-fueled business services unit and value the Lightpath division at about $3 billion, Bloomberg says.
How Mobile 5G Could Affect In-Home Broadband
DanoVision  | 
7/29/2019  |  5 comments
Mobile 5G services are popping up around the country. However, there are plenty of reasons that such services won't replace customers' wired, in-home Internet connections.
Fiber, 5G or Cable? The Battle for the Enterprise Branch Office
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7/29/2019  |  1 comment
Fresh survey results show that the distributed enterprise market is up for grabs as cable operators, traditional telcos and wireless providers vie for advantage.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Ponders Mobile Bid – Report
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7/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Management changes at Vodafone Romania and Euskaltel results.
Charter Shifts Mobile Into Higher Gear
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7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
No. 2 US MSO signs up 208,000 wireless customers in the second quarter as it ramps up its Spectrum Mobile sales efforts to full throttle and extends its reach to nearly every type of wireless handset.
T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Gets DoJ Approval Thanks to Dish's $5B Deal
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7/26/2019  |  1 comment
The DoJ signed off on a transaction that would merge Sprint and T-Mobile and position Dish Network to build a nationwide 5G network. It's a complex deal.
Vodafone Shares Soar as It Values Towers Spin-Off at $20B
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7/26/2019  |  1 comment
The UK operator is setting up a European towers company that could attract third-party investment and help to speed up 5G deployment.
WiCipedia: Rad Projects, Femtech Entering Heyday & CES Confirms Diversity Changes
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7/26/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Bumble gets mixed up with the wrong crowd; a new coding book for young girls makes tech fun; femtech gets its day in the sun; and more.
Comcast Broadband, Mobile Growth Engines Keep Purring
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7/25/2019  |  Post a comment
No. 1 US cable and broadband provider racks up another strong quarter of steady broadband and mobile sub growth while seeing video sub losses shoot up.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Raises Gigabit Stakes in UK
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7/25/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre sucks up to BoJo; O2 confirms 5G launch; Telefónica's net income slips in Q2, though its revenues rise.
Podcast: AT&T's U-verse U-Turn
The Philter  | 
7/24/2019  |  1 comment
AT&T once pushed its U-verse products really hard, then backed away. It did the same with DirecTV. Will HBO or AT&T Fiber be any different?
AT&T Video Sub Losses Hit Record Highs
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7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Company executives say their forthcoming 'thin-client' streaming video service and intensified focus on digital assets and 'long-term value' customers will save the day. But analysts have their doubts.
Eurobites: Vodafone Faces Legal Challenge Over 4G Emergency Calls Patent
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7/24/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Deutschland's revenues rise but losses widen in Q2; Bango expands its OTT partnerships; dearth of sexy stuff in dragon movie.
France's Bike Fest Demands Tour de Force From Orange
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7/24/2019  |  5 comments
The annual Tour de France is not just the world's most challenging bike race; it's also a feat of endurance for the service provider at the heart of the technical action.
Rogers' Ignite TV Not Yet Taking Off
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Despite its accelerating rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform, Rogers is still seeing video subscriber losses mount.
CONFIRMED: Altice Mobile MVNO Priced at $25/Line for Employees
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7/23/2019  |  3 comments
Altice confirmed that its mobile offering is currently available to employees at $25 per line. That price is below what Comcast, Charter and Sprint charge for unlimited services.
Eurobites: UK Government Gets Jumpy Over Inmarsat Sale
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7/23/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intracom Telecom lands Italian FWA job with Open Fiber; Openreach reduces wholesale FTTP prices; Ericsson and Swisscom join the 5G Dots.
An Inside Look at Cable's MVNO Business Model
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Charter have successfully pushed some of their mobile customers' traffic from Verizon's network and onto WiFi networks, according to new findings from Tutela.
Virgin Media Places Amazon Prime Order
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Seeking to spark growth in its pay-TV business, Liberty Global's UK unit launches Amazon Prime Video as an integrated app on its V6 set-tops.
Deutsche Telekom Cuts Adtran Spending After 5G Spectrum Splurge
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
German spectrum auction blamed by analysts for a broadband spending slowdown at Deutsche Telekom.
Eurobites: Europe 'Risk Assesses' Its 5G
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global to form JV to expand Virgin Media fiber network; Telefónica lands cybersecurity deal with Havas; Ofcom looks to protect mobile users, kicks off search for new boss.
Netflix Thinking Inside the Box
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7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Netflix is increasingly focused on getting its OTT app integrated into pay-TV set-tops and mobile devices as it seeks to maintain its rapid growth pace around the world.
Meeting Cable's 10G Challenge Without Lots More Fiber
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Cable operators may not not need to go all-fiber or adopt the new Full Duplex DOCSIS spec to deliver symmetrical 10Gbit/s speeds to broadband subscribers.
The Right Strategy for Modernizing Cable
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7/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Operators are challenged with finding a tech-agnostic approach and a data-driven upgrade strategy that will stand the test of time.
DT Considers Legal Action Over Vodafone-Liberty Merger
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
German incumbent lashes out at European authorities after they approve Vodafone's takeover of Unitymedia, and says it may request a judicial review.
Eurobites: Telia Starts to Turn the Tanker Around in Q2
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT sells historic HQ; Virgin and Sky extend content deal; Telefónica taps smart-metering tech.
Vodafone Gets Blessing for €18.4B Liberty Takeover
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7/18/2019  |  Post a comment
The deal should take the pressure off Vodafone CEO Nick Read but comes as a big blow to German incumbent Deutsche Telekom.
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