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TWC Broadband Subs Soar, Video Slumps
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2014  |  5 comments
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.
Net Neutrality: Latest Proposal Will Make Everybody Unhappy
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/31/2014  |  24 comments
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.
Broadband Battles
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/31/2014  |  1 comment
This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.
BT Joins Virgin in Streaming Netflix
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  2 comments
BT Group has announced a partnership with Netflix to offer the streaming service as an add-on to its YouView Internet TV package.
Charter Gains on Digital, Broadband Upgrades
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2014  |  1 comment
Charter reports robust revenue growth in third quarter, thanks to all-digital system conversions and strong broadband sub gains.
Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  18 comments
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.
The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
LRTV Documentaries  | 
10/29/2014  |  3 comments
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?
Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  4 comments
A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.
G.fast: Niche or Not?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?
Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With €4.7B Rights Issue
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in 'young millennials' content.
Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.
Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  1 comment
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.
Can Amazon Light a Fire [Stick] Under Cable?
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
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?
Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  1 comment
Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.
Eurobites: Boffins Unveil 7-Core Fiber
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!
U-verse Growth Slows, but Still Gaining
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  7 comments
AT&T’s fiber-fed platform records slower growth again in third quarter, but still gains on competitors, while GigaPower accelerates.
Roku Prepping for IPO – WSJ, NYT
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  5 comments
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.
Eurobites: Vodafone Probes ONO on Tax 'Fraud'
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.
How Home Hotspots Could Hit Hurdles
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2014  |  3 comments
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 Coasts on X1, Data, Business Services
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast cuts video sub losses in traditionally poor third quarter, while scoring big broadband, WiFi and business services gain.
Roku Raises $25M, But for What?
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  13 comments
Roku has raised another $25 million in private equity funds, but how will it use the money in the increasingly competitive media streaming market?
AT&T: Merger Review Halt Won't Hurt Us
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  19 comments
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.
Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  3 comments
As HBO and CBS move ahead with their à la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.
Because CableCARD Never Dies
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
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.
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
TWC Joins DVR Wars in NYC & LA
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  4 comments
Time Warner Cable is introducing an upgraded "Enhanced DVR" service in its NYC and LA markets as part of its broader TWC Maxx initiative.
Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  5 comments
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 Viewing Goes Over the Top
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  3 comments
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.
FiOS: New Subs Down, Upload Speeds Up
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  2 comments
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: Multicast Is 'a Year Away'
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon says it is ready to deliver mobile TV over LTE. It's just waiting for the devices and content providers to catch on.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland Turns to Ericsson for VoLTE
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM salivates over Christmas device sales; VimpelCom sells African units; Virgin does fiber-to-the-monkeyhangers.
CableLabs Slates DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
Incognito Unveils New QoE Solution for CPE
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
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.
Eurobites: DT, Orange Back in EE Sale Talks
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefónica uses Huawei's XG-PON in Spain; job losses likely at Ziggo.
Google Debuts Android TV Player
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2014  |  7 comments
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.
CBS Takes OTT Plunge
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  10 comments
CBS launches an over-the-top subscription service for $5.99 per month with on-demand content, select live TV streams and advertising.
Eurobites: Ericsson Strengthens Its Analytics Hand With Sentilla Buy
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria claims G.fast breakthrough; Deutsche Telekom fined for margin squeezing; Ryder Cup boost for BSkyB.
STB Revenues Up But Shipments Down
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
HBO Will Go OTT in 2015
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2014  |  15 comments
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.
PlayStation TV Launches, Sans Netflix
News Analysis  | 
10/15/2014  |  7 comments
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.
AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2014  |  Post a comment
The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.
Aereo Seeks Pay-TV Operator Status
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2014  |  4 comments
Free broadcast TV over-the-air may end up becoming pay TV online, and Aereo could help make it happen through an FCC filing.
Eurobites: Iliad Surges Following T-Mobile's Rebuff
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2014  |  1 comment
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.
Pace Crashes Data Gateway Market
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2014  |  Post a comment
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.
Netflix Shifts 4K Video to Premium Tier
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2014  |  4 comments
Netflix has moved all of its 4K content to a premium service tier priced at $11.99 per month.
Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
Column  | 
10/13/2014  |  4 comments
If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.
Eurobites: WiFi's Lightbulb Moment
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2014  |  1 comment
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.
Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot  | 
10/10/2014  |  11 comments
Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.
Echostar Preps 'Sage' Smart Home
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2014  |  4 comments
Echostar is preparing its new Sage smart-home service for launch in early 2015.
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