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CenturyLink Splashes $34B on Level 3 Buy
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2016  |  10 comments
Deal to merge CenturyLink and Level 3 operations would create a new behemoth in enterprise telecommunications.
Gigabites: Et Tu, Google Fiber?
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10/28/2016  |  3 comments
Alphabet's decision to back away from further Google Fiber deployments is a familiar wireline story.
Eurobites: Proximus Ups Full-Year Forecast After Perky Q3
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10/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria, Net Insight increase revenues in Q3; EU gets heavy with WhatsApp; Orange connects tobacco giant.
New Apple TV App Looks a Lot Like... Comcast?
News Analysis  | 
10/27/2016  |  3 comments
Apple announced a new Apple TV app today, and it has a lot in common with the Comcast X1 platform.
FCC Dems Pass Broadband Privacy Rules
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10/27/2016  |  1 comment
In another vote split right down the political aisle, the FCC today passed controversial new broadband privacy rules.
Arris Maintains Strong Pace in Q3
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10/27/2016  |  Post a comment
After reporting robust second-quarter results, Arris follows up with another strong quarter as broadband and video CPE sales jump once again.
Next-Gen Calix OLT Gives Verizon an Edge
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
New Calix E9-2 product supports NG-PON2 and combines OLT with network aggregation and service edge functions.
Comcastic Quarter Proves Power of X1
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10/26/2016  |  1 comment
Comcast basks in the glow of X1 and its prescient decision to buy up NBC Universal more than five years ago.
Google Fiber Hits Pause Button, Scales Back
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10/26/2016  |  12 comments
Alphabet unit stops work in most of its early dozen 'potential fiber cities' and lays off staff as it evaluates how to proceed with gigabit rollouts in rest of US. CEO will step down.
Eurobites: Vodafone UK Hit by £4.6M Fine
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10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor's Q3 dented by write-downs; EC probes Czech network-sharing agreement; UK MPs examine EE's 4G emergency services contract.
AT&T: Getting Up to Speed for Gig & 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/26/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T's Eric Boyer discusses the carrier's plans to boost both its wireline and wireless speeds by adding more fiber lines and getting ready for 5G.
Stop Pulling Sports Fans & Start Chasing Them
Column  | 
10/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Broadcasters can no longer rely on pulling audiences to the TV screen; they need to pursue their audiences on digital, wherever they are.
If Content Is King, Then Data Is Heir to Throne
Column  | 
10/25/2016  |  2 comments
Why advanced data analytics are the future for streaming video services.
AT&T/TW Tie-Up Is Bad News for Vendors – Analyst
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2016  |  4 comments
An AT&T takeover of Time Warner could trigger a fall in network investments, according to Jefferies.
Orange Earnings Buoyed by Spain, Africa
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10/25/2016  |  Post a comment
French incumbent's share price rises after it confirms a full-year target of growth in earnings.
Wi-Fi Alliance Ushers in WiGig Era
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10/24/2016  |  2 comments
The Wi-Fi Alliance has certified the first products under the new WiGig standard, which promises low-latency and multi-gigabit wireless broadband connectivity.
AT&T Bleeding Video, Data, Mobile Subs
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10/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Despite last year's acquisition of DirecTV, AT&T is still losing video, broadband and mobile phone subscribers as it seeks to upgrade its distribution platforms.
AT&T Shakes Industry With $85B TW Bid
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10/24/2016  |  3 comments
AT&T will emerge as a giant straddling the telecom and media sectors if it can negotiate an $85 billion takeover of Time Warner.
AT&T/TW: DirecTV Now Only the Beginning
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10/24/2016  |  2 comments
AT&T and Time Warner executives see the soon-to-launch DirecTV OTT service as the first of many mobile, on-demand video offerings to come.
Trump: Dump AT&T/TW & Comcast/NBC
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10/24/2016  |  12 comments
Republican presidential candidate leads list of opponents to AT&Ts proposed $85.4 billion takeover of Time Warner.
AT&T's $85B Time Warner Takeover Is a Media Game Changer
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2016  |  5 comments
The US telco giant has taken the boldest move into content ownership imaginable. If the deal goes ahead, nothing will be the same again.
Gigabites: An Unexpected Gig Gift
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  1 comment
Who knew that gigabit service could lower your broadband bill?
Eurobites: Uzbek Fine Takes Toll on Telia
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10/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange pushes IoT to the enterprise; connected car trials in UK; Sky looks to pre-register mobile customers; is music streaming too expensive?
Layer3 TV Comes to Town, Hints at Future
MariNation  | 
10/21/2016  |  9 comments
A hands-on look at Layer3 TV.
AT&T & Time Warner in Merger Talks – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2016  |  4 comments
Takeover of Time Warner would put AT&T in control of some of the most valuable media content in the world.
Broadband's Multidimensional Shift & Why It Needs to Embrace the Cloud
Shades of Ray  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The broadband world is no longer just about faster connectivity – underpinning the distributed cloud is its key role now.
Verizon Wants More Data on Yahoo Breach
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  9 comments
In the wake of Yahoo's huge data breach last month, the big US telco is weighing whether to renegotiate its pending $4.8 billion acquisition.
Comcast Intros a Whole New Kind of Bundle
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Comcast is far from being just a cable company anymore.
YouTube Lands CBS for Unplugged – Report
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  1 comment
Google unit signs up CBS for its planned skinny bundle OTT service, slated to launch early next year, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Amazon Exploring Future as an ISP – Report
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10/19/2016  |  5 comments
Rumor has it that Amazon may become an Internet reseller in Europe and bundle broadband access with Prime Video service.
Eurobites: Vodafone to Debut NB-IoT in 2017
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10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: top Ericsson shareholder wants to see some CEO action; Laird issues profit warning; Lufthansa bans Note 7; Telia launches VoLTE services in Norway.
Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part IV
News Analysis  | 
10/19/2016  |  Post a comment
In the fourth and final installment of the Cable Upgrade series, Light Reading examines the early decisions cable operators face as they begin the transition to new virtualized networking systems.
Liberty Global Buys Another Polish MSO
News Analysis  | 
10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global said it has laid out roughly $760 million in cash to buy the third-largest cable operator in Poland.
Eurobites: Nokia Takes '4.5G' Across Saudi Arabia
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10/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia ties up with Netflix; Vodafone in Iranian exchange deal; ADVA launches fiber assurance device; German industry slow on the IoT uptake.
Netflix Soars, Says No Near-Term Price Hike
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10/18/2016  |  3 comments
Netflix continues to grow and consumers can rest easy that no price hikes are planned for the near future.
Rogers Still Big on Gig & IPTV
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10/17/2016  |  4 comments
Despite the abrupt departure of CEO Guy Laurence, the big Canadian conglomerate will still carry out his strategy of rolling out gigabit broadband and launching IP video service.
Rogers Says See Ya to CEO Laurence
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10/17/2016  |  4 comments
Abrupt departure has Board Chair Alan Horn taking over temporarily, with ex-Telus CEO Joseph Natale expected to take over as CEO next year.
Eurobites: Egypt Clears 4G Roadblock
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10/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia and du stream VR video over '5G-ready' network; MegaFon reorganizes; Deutsche Telekom does unified communications deal.
G.fast to Gain Nearly 30M Subs by 2021 – Ovum
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2016  |  2 comments
Market research company expects G.fast to account for about 3% of the global fixed broadband market by 2021.
Gigabites: Huawei Ups D3.1 Ante to 25 Gigs
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2016  |  3 comments
A Huawei prototype shows DOCSIS 3.1 speeds that reach up to 25 Gbit/s.
Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part III
News Analysis  | 
10/14/2016  |  Post a comment
In part three of our four-part series, a look at the development of software orchestration tools for virtualized cable networks.
Eurobites: Telia Promises 5G Services in 2018
News Analysis  | 
10/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT-commissioned report doubts viability of third ultrafast network; Ericsson snaffles up content for mobile VoD service; Sky maintains growth in fiscal first quarter.
Charter Deals Arris In on WorldBox 2.0
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Arris joins the vendor party for Charter's WorldBox set-tops.
Comcast Damages Go Beyond FCC's $2.3M Fine
MariNation  | 
10/12/2016  |  18 comments
Customer service issues are costing Comcast a lot more than the FCC's $2.3M fine.
Eurobites: Colt Widens SD-WAN Service
News Analysis  | 
10/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets smaller networks with management system; MTN invests in Iranian cab-hailing app; CityFibre gets cracking in Bracknell.
Cable's Upgrade Moment – Part II
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2016  |  3 comments
In part two of our four-part series, a look at the incremental steps that cable companies are considering on the path to network virtualization.
How Harmonic Aims to Disrupt CCAP Market
News Analysis  | 
10/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Plunging into Distributed Access Architecture with a virtualized, software-based product, Harmonic seeks to disrupt the reign of Arris, Casa and Cisco in cable's evolving CCAP market.
Eurobites: Telefónica Fires Up MIMO & More for 4G Boost
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10/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 secures loan for 4G expansion; Sky invests in Caavo; CityFibre has plans for South Yorkshire; Google not facing EU tax probe, yet.
Why Women at Work Get Mired in the Middle
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/11/2016  |  1 comment
Women often struggle to advance past middle management or end up leaving the workplace at that time, so WiC's 11th panel discussion in London next week will tackle how to get unstuck and keep moving up the corporate ladder.
Gigabites: Westchester Gigs Out to $750M Tune
News Analysis  | 
10/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Westchester County plans to spend $750 million on gigabit broadband deployments throughout the cities of Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, White Plains and Yonkers.
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