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Pai Opposes Title II, FCC Alums Oppose Pai
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2017  |  10 comments
New FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reiterated his opposition to Title II classification for ISPs today, while others hope to preserve the Open Internet Order.
Comcast Brings Xfinity TV to Roku Boxes
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2017  |  3 comments
Giant US MSO debuts beta version of Xfinity TV apps for Roku media streaming devices across the country, with plans for a commercial launch later this year.
Global Capacity Ups Its Cloud Connect Game
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Leveraging its One Marketplace SDN platform, company now targets enterprise with flexible Ethernet-based cloud connection service.
Tibit Wins $13.8M for CORD Play
News Analysis  | 
1/31/2017  |  Post a comment
With AT&T and Liberty Global on its partner list, Tibit plans to disrupt the access network industry.
There's a Reverse Cloud on the Horizon
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2017  |  1 comment
So says CableLabs CEO Phil McKinney, who also believes a 'reverse cloud' will be necessary to support future augmented and virtual reality applications.
Eurobites: Nokia & Orange Firm Up 5G Collaboration
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange free to sell BT stake; SAP slaps Trump over travel restrictions; game on for TV sports rights.
How Boingo's Dawn Callahan Swallowed Fear & Tasted Success
Mentor Monday  | 
1/30/2017  |  2 comments
Taking risks despite her fear helped Dawn Callahan become the CMO of WiFi provider Boingo, and inspired her to help other women keep moving up in the process.
Tech CEOs Rail Against Trump's Travel Ban
News Analysis  | 
1/30/2017  |  12 comments
Apple, Google, Microsoft CEOs – and more – speak out against Trump's temporary travel ban.
Lawmakers Say Lock That Box
MariNation  | 
1/27/2017  |  4 comments
There go the keys to the set-top kingdom.
WiCipedia: Small Talk, Inflated Egos & the Motherboard of Cakes
WiCipedia  | 
1/27/2017  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Gendered child-rearing can affect perception; small talk pays off; Andela creates opportunities for African developers; and more.
Comcast Kicks A$$, Earns $80B in 2016
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2017  |  12 comments
It's good to be in cable, especially if you're Comcast.
Rogers Embraces 'Comcast North' Strategy
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2017  |  6 comments
After dumping its own IPTV venture, Rogers plans to adopt Comcast's X1 IP-based set-tops, new DOCSIS 3.1 wireless gateways and whole-home networking solution over the next year.
Eurobites: Sky Goes Dishless
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT faces shareholder lawsuits in US; restructuring costs send Tele2 into the red; O2 hooks up with BAE Systems on cybersecurity.
AT&T Swears by DirecTV Now
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T executives boast of DirecTV Now's early success while large subscriber losses at U-verse TV more than offset DirecTV's satellite TV sub gains.
Muni Broadband Hits New Speed Bumps
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2017  |  28 comments
Municipal broadband is off to a rough start in 2017 – both financially and in the face of potential new regulations – but supporters aren't backing down.
Eurobites: Vodafone's Kabel Deutschland Wins Retrial in DT Ducts Case
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Finnish providers asked to cap their wholesale prices; FTTH Council Europe counts the cost of fiber; Microsoft quashes Brexit fears.
EE to Report Sales Growth for 'First Time'
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Revenue growth at EE comes as a welcome development for the beleaguered BT.
Critics Not Pai-Eyed About New FCC Chair
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2017  |  10 comments
Consumer groups, tech companies, Democrats and others fear the new FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will gut net neutrality, consumer protection, privacy and other rules put in place by his predecessor.
Verizon Uses Fios as Shiny Object in Q4
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2017  |  9 comments
There was a time when it looked like Verizon might give up on Fios, but the telco is once again touting fiber to the home as a success story.
FCC: Comcast Unparalleled in TV Distribution
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2017  |  2 comments
Comcast occupies a unique position among television distributors, according to the FCC's latest report on competition in the market for video programming delivery.
Vodafone Kicks Off NB-IoT Fiesta in Spain
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2017  |  1 comment
Operator flags launch of NB-IoT services in two of Spain's biggest cities and says the technology will be available in other parts of the country by the end of March.
Eurobites: UK PM Promises Big Bucks for 5G
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2017  |  4 comments
Also in today's guaranteed alternative-fact-free edition of the EMEA regional roundup: Infinera does DWDM in western Europe; Nokia and SKT get mission-critical in Poland; Sky focuses on original content; UK fiber moves.
Is Pai Filling FCC Role?
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
There are only three FCC Commissioners today, and rumor has it that one of them could soon be the new Chairman.
Is Cable One Beefing Up for Slaughter?
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2017  |  15 comments
Analyst muses whether NewWave deal is part of Cable One's strategy to be ultimately acquired by an even larger MSO.
TVkey Promises TV Service Sans Set-Top
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Big security for 4K video in a tiny little package.
WiCipedia: Gendered Job Descriptions, Glass Cliffs & Gaslighting
WiCipedia  | 
1/20/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Gendered job descriptions eliminate candidates; The Girls' Lounge uniquely demonstrates equality; being a woman at work should work in your favor; and more.
Eurobites: Orange Ties Up Telematics With Viasat
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Facebook to build data center in Denmark; Telenor predicts social media fatigue; Sky Deutschland signs back-up deal.
Netflix Lands in Nearly Half of US Households
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2017  |  6 comments
Another solid quarterly performance puts Netflix in nearly 50 million US households, and in 93.8 million households around the world.
Operators Gird Loins for Trumpageddon
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2017  |  5 comments
As the hordes descend on DC, AT&T and Comcast plan a wireless access boost.
Customer Capex Cuts Hit Technicolor
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2017  |  1 comment
In a trading update on its 2016 financial performance, Technicolor noted that its Q4 revenues were hurt by capex declines at two large US customers.
Cable One Bids $735M for NewWave
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2017  |  1 comment
Cable One aims for around $1 billion in annual revenue with the acquisition of NewWave Communications.
Eurobites: Velcom Virtualizes Core With ZTE
News Analysis  | 
1/18/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE fined for over-billing; Vodafone cozies up in the frozen north; Oracle opens cloud accelerator.
Cable Has One Thing Verizon Needs
MariNation  | 
1/17/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon buying Comcast or Charter? Preposterous! Except...
TV's Paradox: No HDR Without 4K
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2017  |  8 comments
The pay-TV industry can't unbundle HDR technology from 4K Ultra HD TV, even though maybe it should.
Eurobites: Subsea Boost for Ireland
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Stirling gets the gigabit treatment; Kudelski unit sues NFL; T-Mobile Netherlands' new CEO; Viaccess-Orca acquires BigHill.
Arris Bidding for Brocade Unit – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/16/2017  |  2 comments
Arris is reportedly bidding up to $1 billion for Brocade's networking equipment unit as part of its push into the wireless hardware market.
Big Year Ahead for Cable Network Capex
News Analysis  | 
1/13/2017  |  4 comments
Jefferies Analyst George Notter projects that MSOs will spend heavily to upgrade their aging access networks in 2017 for greater bandwidth capacity and higher broadband speeds.
Eurobites: Cybercrime Iceberg Ahoy! – DT
News Analysis  | 
1/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI lines up NFV interop tests in Spain; Telekom Austria teams up with Turner for cartoon channel distribution; EE bringing it all back home.
WiCipedia: Badasses, F Bombs & Deodorant
WiCipedia  | 
1/13/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Secret's 'Pitch' commercial advocates for female tech founders; Finnish girls are rejecting STEM; Bad Bitch cards replace your average deck; and more.
It's the End of TV as We Know It
MariNation  | 
1/13/2017  |  3 comments
In 2017, TV is what consumers make it.
Who Needs a Gig? Verizon's Got 750 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2017  |  5 comments
Verizon's new Fios Instant Internet service promises symmetrical broadband speeds of 750 Mbit/s, but the cost is more than most ISPs charge for full gigabit service.
Ericsson: 5G Heralds 'New' New Economy
News Analysis  | 
1/12/2017  |  12 comments
Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson suggests that what 5G promises today is just a glimpse of what it will enable tomorrow.
Comcast Shows Off Gig Gateway at CES
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/11/2017  |  1 comment
Light Reading's Mari Silbey gets a demo of Comcast's new gigabit gateway and WiFi management platform at CES 2017.
Liberty's Malone Eyes Cable Takeover of T-Mobile – Report
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2017  |  4 comments
The cable cowboy is optimistic that Trump will prove more open to industry consolidation than his presidential predecessor.
Verizon Proves NG-PON2 Interoperability
News Analysis  | 
1/11/2017  |  Post a comment
An interop test conducted by Verizon demonstrates the possibility of using multiple vendors in concert for NG-PON2 deployments. It's an important step for NG-PON2's viability as an upgrade to current PON technology.
How Cable Plans Symmetrical Gigabit via FDX
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/10/2017  |  1 comment
With cable operators facing challenges in the upstream return path, many are turning to Full Duplex DOCSIS (FDX) to address the issue. However, FDX likely won't be available until 2019 and will face its own challenges along the way, leaving the industry to make do until relief is available.
Cisco's Cloud Video Platform Grows Up
News Analysis  | 
1/10/2017  |  Post a comment
This is what happens when Cisco's Videoscape portfolio matures into the Infinite Video Platform.
How AT&T's FCC End Run Could Backfire
Breznick Unbound  | 
1/10/2017  |  4 comments
The big question is how President-elect Trump will react to the attempt by AT&T and Time Warner to circumvent FCC review of their proposed deal.
A Photo Tour of CES 2017
Slide Shows  | 
1/9/2017  |  3 comments
Virtual reality, drones and power rangers: the big reveals at CES 2017.
Eurobites: BT & Virgin Cement MVNO Relationship
News Analysis  | 
1/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia branded smartphone launched -- but only in China; KPN rebrands colocation services; Saudis lend support to Uber.
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