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Verizon Preps NG-PON2 Rollout for Q1
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10/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon unveils NG-PON2 commercial deployment plans.
Calix Has a New Smart Home Platform
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10/30/2017  |  4 comments
The new Calix EXOS operating system lets third-party products and applications onto an on-premises managed network, but also layers in connectivity management, analytics, security and more.
New Event Tackles Critically Important 5G Transport Network
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10/30/2017  |  1 comment
Join us next week in NYC as Heavy Reading tackles key issues regarding how to connect radios, cell sites, controllers and edge data centers to services, content and applications.
CenturyLink's $34B Deal for Level 3 to Close This Week
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10/30/2017  |  Post a comment
CenturyLink got final approval from the FCC on Monday.
WiCipedia: #MeToo Hits the Valley & WiC Goes to London
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10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 02 offers senior-level returnships; meet a 'future me'; and 'Don't make money for a**holes.'
Telstra Goes Hybrid with New Roku-Powered 4K HDR Service
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10/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Telstra TV Goes Hybrid with New Roku-Powered 4K HDR Service
Charter Touts Gig Plans as Earnings Slide
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10/26/2017  |  1 comment
Charter will launch gigabit services with DOCSIS 3.1 in the next couple of months.
Open Source Upheaval Could Finish Off 'Traditional' Vendors
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10/26/2017  |  1 comment
The adoption of open source technologies by the industry's telcos could spell the demise of its equipment suppliers in their current role.
Comcast Not Immune to Pay-TV Declines
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10/26/2017  |  8 comments
And that's why it's betting so heavily on broadband.
Can Carriers Make Money on CPaaS?
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10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Twilio and the like are cleaning up selling communications platform as-a-service offerings – two vendors say CSPs can as well.
Income Drives Cord-Cutting, Not Age: Report
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10/26/2017  |  9 comments
New research from Mintel appears to contradict conventional wisdom, saying that cord-cutting is driven by income rather than by age or OTT services.
Gfast Still Sizzlin': BBWF 2017 Update
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10/26/2017  |  Post a comment
It's been a hot topic in the fixed access sector for a number of years already, but Gfast is still making waves at this year's Broadband World Forum. Plus other broadband news.
Ericsson Is Building a DOCSIS Small Cell
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10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
The era of cable small cells is about to arrive.
Australia's NBN Seeks More Govt Cash to Cover Loss-Making Rollout
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10/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Australia's NBN has come under attack from the country's prime minister as it struggles to make a return.
Netflix's Busy Week: Debt, Data & Video Monogamy
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10/25/2017  |  15 comments
A summary of Netflix-related news from the past week.
AT&T Trades Pay-TV Dollars for OTT Dimes
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10/25/2017  |  3 comments
Remember when telco TV was a good business?
Qwilt Takes Limelight to the Edge
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10/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Caching vendor Qwilt and CDN Limelight today announced an integrated solution to bring content closer to the end-user and improve QoE.
Tivo Tips New Bolt Boxes
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10/24/2017  |  2 comments
Tivo's not giving up on retail hardware yet.
Orange Polska: Fiber Plan Supports 5G Strategy
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10/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Polish operator and other service providers highlight the need for more advanced fixed-line infrastructure as they start to plan for the launch of 5G services.
Verizon & Vodafone Challenge NG-PON2 Vendors on Price
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10/24/2017  |  2 comments
Some of the world's largest service providers have complained that equipment costs for the emerging NG-PON2 standard remain far too high.
3, 2, 1... Rocket Fiber Readies Pay-TV Launch
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10/23/2017  |  3 comments
10-Gig ISP Rocket Fiber talks about why it's getting into the pay-TV business and how.
Verizon's IPTV Plans Flounder Further
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10/23/2017  |  6 comments
Even Verizon's updated Fios TV product appears to be in trouble.
SCTE Slide Show: Arris & Cisco Play Nice!
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
DAA forced Arris and Cisco into each other's booths at the SCTE/ISBE Cable-Tec Expo... and other tales of cable fun.
WiCipedia: Gender Editors, Twitter Reform & How to Be Decent
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: The New York Times creates a new diversity position; Instagram's COO advises 'get your foot in the door'; sexism scandals rile Hollywood and Sacramento; and more.
Eastern Europe: OTT's Final Frontier?
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10/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Operators and broadcasters in central and eastern Europe remain sanguine about the threat from OTT services.
Nielsen Sizes Up Netflix
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10/19/2017  |  4 comments
Nielsen, the company that tracks TV viewership in the US, has added a new product that tracks Netflix viewing.
ZTE, Telenet Hail Massive MIMO First in Europe
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10/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Chinese vendor and Belgian operator say they have carried out Europe's first pre-5G trials of massive MIMO based on FDD technology.
Eurobites: Nokia Embraces AWS to Enhance Cloud Offer
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10/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia sales slide in Q3; Tele2's don't; Swisscom brings cloud giants on board; Telekom Austria buys into e-sports.
Liberty Has Some Mobile Advice for US Cable
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global is a quad-play operator in Europe and beyond, and CEO Mike Fries has the wisdom of experience in mobile to share.
Cisco: Cable Nets Can Backhaul Small Cells
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10/18/2017  |  1 comment
What if DOCSIS networks could provide the backhaul capacity necessary for 4G and future 5G wireless networks?
Broadcast/Multicast Critical for Live Streaming – Heavy Reading Advisory Board
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10/18/2017  |  Post a comment
New research from Heavy Reading's Video Transformation Advisory Board (VTAB) addresses a number of key issues facing operators offering video services.
What Does Automation Mean to You?
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2017  |  4 comments
What does automation mean for the carrier community? We need to talk about this...
Worried About Bandwidth for 4K? Here Comes 8K!
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10/17/2017  |  7 comments
Japanese broadcaster NHK announces the launch of the world's first 8K channel in December 2018.
Eurobites: Nokia Broadens Its FTTx Palette
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10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Investor AB increases its stake in Ericsson; Com Hem profits up in Q3; new boss for NEC Europe.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: Game of Phones
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10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
LONDON, 10/17/2017 – Video content monetization; Jamie returns from the Nordics; this week's corporate dramas; and more.
Netflix Schools MVPDs in Q3
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10/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, Netflix outperforms in its quarterly earnings report.
What to Watch for at Cable-Tec Expo
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable access will be a big topic again, with DAAs, virtualization and managed WiFi all on the Cable-Tec docket.
Cable 5G Backhaul Forecast: Clear as Mud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable is well on the path to meeting 5G backhaul and small cell requirements; however, cable may face competition from mobile network operators (MNOs) and find challenges in technology and regulation limitations.
Driving Customer & Employee Digital Adoption
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10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should focus on four key areas to bring employees and customers along for the ride.
NFV & SDN: What's Next for Cable?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Now that CableLabs and ETSI have begun defining standards, interfaces and software-based network elements, how will the industry proceed with virtualizing the cable architecture?
Cablecos, Networks Play the Blame Game
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10/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Who's to blame in the skinny bundle wars?
WiCipedia: Int'l Day of the Girl & Sephora Shows the Ropes
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10/13/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: The wearables market brings back convention models; racial inequalities faring worse than gender differences; BBC goes to the Valley; and more.
Pay-TV Cord-Cutting Slams AT&T
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10/12/2017  |  5 comments
In a regulatory filing Wednesday, AT&T said it expects to shed nearly 400,000 DirecTV and U-verse TV subscribers in the third quarter.
Eurobites: Sky Set Fair in Q1 Despite UK Headwinds
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10/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands networks deal in Iraq; Ericsson surveys 5G readiness; LoRaWAN collaboration.
Google Pitches TV-Like Quality for Online Ads
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10/12/2017  |  2 comments
Having developed a platform for monetizing newspaper content online, Google has now set its sights on monetizing online advertising for broadcasters.
FCC Restarts Approval Clock for CenturyLink & Level 3
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10/11/2017  |  5 comments
CenturyLink's $34B purchase of Level 3 Communications is apparently very close to being cleared for take-off.
The Big Cable DAA Update
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10/11/2017  |  7 comments
Ahead of SCTE, we look at cable's ongoing efforts to shift to a distributed architecture. Is 2018 the year that DAA deployments take off?
Eurobites: UK Proposes Social Media Levy to Boost Internet Safety
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10/11/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom bets on smart parking; Vivendi tries to settle pay-TV dispute; balloon goes up for EE.
CableLabs Pushes Full Duplex Forward
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10/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable R&D group completes key physical layer stage of latest DOCSIS spec, which will enable operators to offer symmetrical multi-gigabit speeds for the first time.
Automation Gets Its Own ETSI Group
News Analysis  | 
10/10/2017  |  1 comment
Wait, what? Another ETSI group?? Major vendors and operators collaborate to form a 'zero-touch' networking group at ETSI, but not everyone thinks that's a good move.
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