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How the FCC's Set-Top Plan Could Work
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2016  |  28 comments
Here are a few of the technicalities behind the FCC's set-top proposal, from the people who helped design the technical solution.
Gigabites: Starry-Eyed Ambition in Boston
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2016  |  4 comments
Not content to disrupt the TV industry, Aereo founder Chet Kanojia is back with Starry, a new company that plans to launch gigabit wireless Internet service.
WiCipedia: Equality, Fashion & Dads
Que Sera Sarah  | 
1/29/2016  |  5 comments
For our inaugural WiC weekly roundup: Facebook's leaders set good examples; the brogammer fashion debate; Intel's Africa outreach; and more.
Eurobites: Telefónica Sounds Warning on Internet of Bad Things
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2016  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky reveals first-half figures, brings James Murdoch back; Orange offers more APIs; Tele2 bags spectrum in Lithuania.
FCC Still Bemoans Rural Broadband Gap
Rewired  | 
1/29/2016  |  8 comments
Latest broadband deployment report shows more than half of rural Americans can't get the 25 Megs of broadband the feds say they need, even as rural telcos says FCC support is confusing and inconsistent.
ZenFi Brings Dense Dark Fiber to NYC
News Analysis  | 
1/29/2016  |  Post a comment
New kind of edge network will enable content caching and compute processing to bloom at the neighborhood level for greater efficiency.
TWC Chief Slams FCC STB Proposal
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Speaking on his company's Q4 earnings call, TWC Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus questions need to mandate open set-tops.
MSOs: We're Not Building National Biz Net
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2016  |  2 comments
Charter and Cox execs say the efforts to link cable networks for business customers are routine automation efforts for buying and selling access.
TDC Targets Enterprise Market With Its Gigabit Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
1/28/2016  |  1 comment
Business services growth is just one of the benefits the Danish incumbent operator is expecting from the upgrade of its cable network to DOCSIS 3.1.
STM Backing Out of Set-Top IC Biz
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  4 comments
Exhausted by flagging business for semiconductors for advanced set-top boxes, the company will cease developing new products and reassign hundreds of employees to other units.
FCC Ready to Rule on Set-Top Overhaul: Report
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  3 comments
A setback on set-tops for the pay-TV industry.
Beating Netflix: The Pay-TV Market in 2016
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  7 comments
Light Reading has a new report on video innovation in the pay-TV market.
AT&T Eyes TV Everywhere Gold
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  1 comment
Six months after gobbling up DirecTV, AT&T plots launch of several 'mobile-centric' TVE services designed to reach all video devices.
Metro Connect Bubbles With Optimism
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Competitive fiber players are excited about major new opportunities from data centers to edge computing, as well as continued cell tower backhaul.
Eurobites: TDC Goes Gigabit With Huawei
News Analysis  | 
1/27/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia shoots, SCOREs; eir rises in second quarter; Orange forms biometrics partnership; Lycamobile in UK tax trouble.
Comcast WiFi for Business Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2016  |  2 comments
New managed WiFi offering shows how serious Comcast is about the business services market.
AirTies Boosts WiFi for Next-Gen Sky Set-Top
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2016  |  1 comment
Sky is using AirTies mesh technology for better in-home video streaming.
Spotify Poised to Add to OTT Video Glut – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2016  |  1 comment
Can Spotify stand out from the video crowd?
Bit Miles Won't Balance Net Neutrality Debate
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2016  |  5 comments
A landmark interconnection agreement with Google validates Level 3's bit mile measurement model, but the model won't work everywhere.
Eurobites: Sky Invests $10M in Ad Analytics Firm
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR's new grand fromage; taxing times for Google and others in UK; Olive secures funding.
BT Monopoly Costs UK $15.7B Annually – Politicians
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2016  |  2 comments
UK's former state-owned monopoly should be carved up to spur broadband competition, say politicians.
Gigabites: The Big Apple Gets Gig WiFi
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2016  |  10 comments
LinkNYC kicked of an ambitious project this week to bring gigabit WiFi to New York City. The first hotspots are now live.
Eurobites: Virgin Media Trims UK Headcount
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2016  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon creates jobs in Europe; Sky clinches Showtime deal; ARCEP warns on removal of roaming charges.
CEO Chat With Phil McKinney, CableLabs
Between the CEOs  | 
1/22/2016  |  1 comment
At CES in Las Vegas, we met with Phil McKinney, CEO of CableLabs. Phil provides an update on the rollout of DOCSIS 3.1, his views on the future of open source and how consumer interest in virtual reality could affect network traffic.
Verizon Feels Cord-Cutting Pinch
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2016  |  10 comments
Verizon continues to see 'decline in linear video demand.'
EU to Bless Liberty Deal for KPN Belgian Biz – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2016  |  Post a comment
European authorities are set to approve Liberty Global's $1.44 billion acquisition of Dutch incumbent KPN's Belgian mobile operation, according to a report.
Adtran Boasts 60 G.fast Trials
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2016  |  5 comments
BT is its flagship trial partner but there are many others, according to the access equipment vendor.
Imagine/HPE Deal Joins Media, Enterprise Tech
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2016  |  1 comment
New partnership deal between Imagine Communications and Hewlett Packard Enterprise pairs upgraded TV infrastructures with enterprise tech.
Ericsson Shows Off New Video Analytics Tool
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor says new technology will help TV companies derive insights from customer behavior.
Eurobites: Vodafone Launches IPTV in Ireland
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK watchdogs get their teeth into broadband ads; TalkTalk customers WalkWalk; Davos latest.
What's Next for CableLabs
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2016  |  4 comments
CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney reveals plans to hire at least 18 new staffers for his organization's innovation push after laying off 27 employees last Friday.
Cox's Fledging OTT Service Flares Out
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2016  |  8 comments
Cox's Flare MeTV OTT service has quickly disappeared. Is it because the company is now heavily invested in Comcast's X1 platform?
Debunking the Open Access Myths
Column  | 
1/20/2016  |  37 comments
The lies, damned lies and statistics of real open access network operations.
Netflix Aces Q4
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2016  |  2 comments
Netflix beats the street as it goes for global reach.
Layer3 TV Preps for 'Umio TV' Launch
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2016  |  5 comments
New reports suggest how Layer3 TV will offer something both like and unlike traditional cable service.
Eurobites: BT Fills Technology Hotseat
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre completes on KCOM deal; HBO goes OTT in Spain; Viber gets chatty in Africa and Middle East.
Hyperoptic Is Apoplectic
Shades of Ray  | 
1/19/2016  |  Post a comment
The UK government's conclusion that there is no consensus over the need for FTTP has angered the altnet.
Ericsson Scoops Up US TV-Data Business
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2016  |  1 comment
Swedish equipment maker announces intention to acquire FYI Television as part of its strategic push into the broadcasting sector.
CableLabs Shifts Focus, Cuts Staff
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2016  |  12 comments
Cable industry's R&D group is reportedly laying off at least 30 workers as it switches its emphasis to longer-term, 'game-changing' innovation projects.
Telefónica Preps Bid for AT&T's LatAm TV Unit – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2016  |  1 comment
Spanish giant is reported to be interested in a $10 billion acquisition of the Latin American assets that AT&T brought on board when it acquired DirecTV.
Vodafone Calls for Broadband Regulation Shake-Up in Germany
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2016  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom's biggest German rival has slammed its vectoring strategy as anti-competitive and argued for sweeping regulatory changes.
Eurobites: Swisscom Trials DSL-LTE Bonding
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU tax probe into technology giants reaffirmed; turbulence ahead for 3/O2 deal; bomb scare at Apple facilities in Ireland.
Gigabites: AT&T to Out-Gigabit Google in 2017
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2016  |  16 comments
Analysts predict AT&T will reach more households than Google with gigabit service by the end of 2017.
Video Adventures in Vegas
Slide Shows  | 
1/15/2016  |  12 comments
Take a walk on the Vegas side.
BT Gets Final Go-Ahead for $17.9B EE Takeover
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2016  |  3 comments
The long-awaited merger is set for completion at the end of this month, with major implications for the country's other service providers.
Eurobites: Oracle Expands Cloud Biz in Europe
News Analysis  | 
1/15/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bosnia & Herzegovina telco sell-off plan; Sky strikes content deals; top Tweetery on BT/EE deal.
Cisco's Kanouff Says the ‘Door is Open' for Women in Comms
Women in Comms Introduction Videos  | 
1/14/2016  |  2 comments
Want to shine? Kanouff believes the scarcity of women in telecom means new females in the business have an opportunity to stand out.
Video Innovation: It's Not All Virtual Reality
MariNation  | 
1/14/2016  |  1 comment
Much of the video innovation taking place today is behind the scenes.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Huawei Keep Peace on Patents
News Analysis  | 
1/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera takes a Q4 hit on Eurasian withdrawal; UK fiber moves; NetCracker flags European contract wins.
CableLabs Certifies First D3.1 Modems
News Analysis  | 
1/13/2016  |  5 comments
Askey, Castlenet, Netgear, Technicolor and Ubee Interactive get the nod. No Arris modems yet.
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