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Startup Caches Live Video Streams
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2014  |  3 comments
Qwilt launches what it calls the industry's first transparent caching solution for live video streaming over the Internet.
The No-Streaming Bowl
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/31/2014  |  11 comments
Carriers are losing interest in equipping sports stadiums with WiFi, but they need it now more than ever.
Euronews: TV Sport Boosts BT's Q3
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice IPO; EC inspects Telefónica/E-Plus merger; Vodafone meets 3G obligations.
TWC: Charter's Got Nothing on Us
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2014  |  4 comments
The No. 2 US MSO defiantly lays out an ambitious three-year plan to return to glory as it continues to reject Charter's takeover bid.
Harmonic Seeks New Melody in 2014
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1/30/2014  |  2 comments
After playing out 2013 with mixed results, video infrastructure vendor shifts focus to CCAP, multiscreen, and 4K video.
Euronews: Austria Braced for Slim Bid
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1/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson keeps investors happy; TeliaSonera falls short; BSkyB counts cost of soccer content war.
AT&T U-verse Ends Year Strong
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2014  |  2 comments
AT&T's fiber-enabled platform enjoys robust video and broadband subscriber gains in Q4, wrapping up its biggest year yet.
Better Broadband Isn't Enough for Schools
Rewired  | 
1/29/2014  |  37 comments
The technology industry has a history of throwing gizmos, gadgets, and yes, gigabits, at teachers, but they have little effect without purpose and training
Liberty CIO: Enough With the Empty Boxes!
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2014  |  1 comment
The European CIO of cable giant Liberty Global makes it clear what he does, and doesn't, want to see when vendors pitch their big data wares.
Cablevision WiFi Rides NJ Rails
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2014  |  5 comments
Fifth largest US MSO launches WiFi service to 11 NJ Transit commuter rail stations, with more in the offing.
China's Latest Homegrown Flop
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2014  |  4 comments
After a hostile reception, the developer of China's homegrown device operating system answers its critics.
Comcast Makes Middle Market Gains
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1/29/2014  |  1 comment
MSO makes inroads among midsize firms as it clears $3 billion in commercial revenues for 2013 with record fourth quarter.
Gainspeed Gains Fresh Funding
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1/28/2014  |  1 comment
Cable next-gen access tech startup picks up $10 million more in venture capital, boosting kitty to nearly $33 million.
Comcast Breaks Video Sub Skid
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2014  |  1 comment
The largest US MSO reports quarterly video subscriber gains for the first time since 2007 as it steps up deployment of a next-gen IP video platform.
Why We're NOT Bringing Back Supercomm
Column  | 
1/28/2014  |  16 comments
It's in June and in Chicago, but the Big Telecom Event ain't no Supercomm…
Euronews: Rivals Set for Cable Asset Battle
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2014  |  1 comment
…And it's Vodafone versus Liberty Global. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Reding's data protection compact; Irish mobile deal could face objections; UK consumers spend less on telecom.
Comcast May Join Charter Team
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1/27/2014  |  2 comments
Bloomberg reports that Comcast & Charter are close to deal to divvy up TWC's cable systems if Charter's takeover bid succeeds.
Comcast Gears Up for X2 Push
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1/27/2014  |  1 comment
Largest US MSO plans to start major rollout of next-gen IP video platform in late February, after the Sochi Olympic Games close.
AT&T U-verse Suffers Nationwide Outage
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2014  |  21 comments
Reports indicate that browsing is stalled and web pages won't load.
Euronews: AT&T Nixes Vodafone Bid Plan
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2014  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Liberty Global to buy Ziggo; Ericsson, Samsung agree patents peace deal; SFR, Bouygues close to network-sharing alliance.
Cox Is Latest Cable Co. to Eye Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  26 comments
Cox is advertising for a sales manager to help it develop small cell opportunities with wireless carriers.
Comcast Scores With 49ers
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1/24/2014  |  9 comments
Comcast signs 10-year deal with San Francisco 49ers to wire the team's new football stadium for WiFi and Ethernet, hawk cable services, produce video programming, and more.
Juniper CEO Preps New Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  3 comments
CEO has a new plan of action in mind, but in the meantime a strong fourth quarter gives Juniper some relief from activist investor pressure.
Euronews: Com Hem Edges Towards IPO
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica refinances; KPN faces €30 million fine; Ziggo latest; BT invests in urban fiber.
Comcast Eyes Electrical Surge
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  11 comments
The US MSO explores a possible partnership with NRG Energy to conduct a retail electricity trial in Pennsylvania.
Survey Says: Net Neutrality Debate Rages On
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1/23/2014  |  14 comments
Light Reading's readers say the federal appeals' court decision striking down the FCC rules won't stop the ongoing controversy.
TWC Whips Out SIP Trunking
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1/23/2014  |  2 comments
Second largest US MSO introduces SIP Trunk service in eastern regions as it steps up its pursuit of the commercial middle market.
Google Fiber Proceeds in Provo
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1/23/2014  |  4 comments
Gigabit pioneer opens registration in second market while AT&T expands its 1-Gig plans in Austin.
Cisco Makes European CCAP Score
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
Danish MSO Stofa becomes first cable operator in Europe to deploy Cisco's modular CCAP solution.
Telco Big Data Market to Thrive
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
A Heavy Reading forecast suggests rich pickings for big data platform and analytics systems specialists targeting the communications sector.
ThinkAnalytics Thinks Hollywood
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
Company adds movie trailer metadata from IVA to its TV search and recommendation engine.
Why Did Verizon Buy OnCue?
Column  | 
1/22/2014  |  6 comments
That's the one thing that nobody has convincingly answered in the Verizon/Intel Media deal yet.
FiOS Slows But Still Grows
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  7 comments
Verizon’s fiber-fed platform registers slower but steady growth in Q4, ending 2013 on a high note despite broadband price wars.
Com Hem Rolls Out Netflix
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  1 comment
Swedish cable operator becomes second major European MSO to launch Netflix on TiVo set-tops to video subscribers.
Verizon Snatches Intel Media Assets
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  13 comments
In another video deal, Verizon buys Intel's OnCue cloud TV platform for an undisclosed sum, with plans to integrate it into both FiOS TV and mobile operations.
Euronews: BT, AlcaLu Claim Fiber Speed Record
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe to fuel rise in network gear spend; ONO plans IPO; Numericable in the frame for SFR?
Qualcomm Funds WiFi Upstart Fon
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  6 comments
WiFi-sharing specialist Fon Wireless closes a $14 million funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures.
Will 2014 Be G.hn's Year?
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  7 comments
HomeGrid Forum chief predicts that the home networking standard will finally start taking off in 2014 despite obstacles.
Learning From Mistakes
Column  | 
1/20/2014  |  4 comments
Although cable engineers may continue to increase the density of edge devices, is this really the right path to take?
Euronews: DT, SoftBank Back in Sprint Merger Talks
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar wants to get its hands on cable networks; Subex wins in North Africa, Middle East; Telefónica looks to cut Czech unit jobs.
Kissing Cousins: Broadband & Pay TV
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2014  |  10 comments
New numbers from The Diffusion Group show that most US broadband users also subscribe to pay TV.
Euronews: EE's IPO Plan Put on Ice
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Carlos Slim ups stake in Telekom Austria; Ofcom slammed for 2G fees; M2M action in UK; Huawei's soccer match-up.
Bright House Starts All-Digital Push
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2014  |  7 comments
Sixth biggest US MSO begins process of converting central Florida cable systems to all-digital transmission with HD DTAs from Cisco.
AT&T Joins NBC's Olympics Roster
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2014  |  3 comments
Telco will provide a managed private network solution linking NBC production centers in Sochi and US.
TW Cable Strikes Back
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2014  |  7 comments
Calling Charter's takeover offer "grossly inadequate," TW Cable launches offensive against fellow MSO and defends its operating track record and market value.
Cable Walks Line on Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2014  |  20 comments
Despite opposition to FCC's Net Neutrality rules, cable interests refrain from gloating over court decision and re-affirm commitment to Open Internet principles.
Euronews: Tieto Buys Siemens IMS Assets
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's 4G bods on the move; "private" smartphone announced; UK banks back Zapp.
Charter Goes Over TWC's Head
News Analysis  | 
1/14/2014  |  9 comments
Calling TW Cable "a turnaround project," Charter executives rip apart TWC's operating strategy and lay out a case for the takeover bid to Wall Street and shareholders.
Aereo CEO Trashes Pay-TV Model
Breznick Unbound  | 
1/14/2014  |  9 comments
With his company's case now headed to the US Supreme Court, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia argues that retransmission consent has nothing to do with it.
Net Neutrality Fight Not Over
News Analysis  | 
1/14/2014  |  23 comments
A federal appeals court has upheld the FCC's right to regulate the Internet but struck down the current Net Neutrality rules, so the battle could rage on.
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