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Spectrum, Telus Team on Dynamic Services PoC
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10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
MEF18 demo shows policy-driven dynamic services over multi-carrier networks
Eurobites: Telefónica Revenues Hit by Currency Movements in Q3
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10/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MegaFon gets loan to buy Nokia gear; BT and Sky extend UK content deal to Ireland; why GDPR can be good for you.
NBN: We're Beating Europe & Not Overcharging Anyone
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10/31/2018  |  2 comments
Executives from Australia's controversial wholesaler reject the accusation they are overcharging customers and insist the project is now on track to meet targets.
Legere: T-Mobile Not Feeling 'Major Pressure' From New Cable Rivals
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10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Exec says cable's spending levels on new mobile services isn't scalable and believes that most of their subs are coming from Verizon.
FCC Tests Show WiFi Can Operate Safely in 5.9GHz Band
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10/30/2018  |  3 comments
Cable industry wants FCC to free up substantial portion of the band for WiFi.
Harmonic's Cable Virtualization Biz Looks a Bit More Real
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10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Says its CableOS platform is involved in a mix of commercial deployments and field trials with 25 cable ops.
Cable, Mobile Prepping for CBRS – Analyst
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10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC said to have processed registrations for 15,000 CBRS sites in the US.
Vidgo Soft-Launches National OTT-TV Service
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10/30/2018  |  Post a comment
CEO Shane Cannon says service's underlying multi-CDN streaming platform held up as usage spiked during El Clásico match.
Cisco Closes Sale of Video Software Unit to Permira
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10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Synamedia declared 'open for business,' taps Dave Longaker to lead Americas region.
CableLabs Futurist: AI Still Has Its Limits
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10/29/2018  |  1 comment
In a fireside chat at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, CableLabs' Bernardo Huberman warns that, despite their many attributes, smart machines are still no substitute for human beings.
What Made Waves at Cable-Tec Expo?
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10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick and Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner discuss the tech topics that resonated in Atlanta at SCTE's annual confab, including Full Duplex DOCSIS, expanded spectrum DOCSIS, distributed access architectures, AI, and what critical role cable might play in the 5G era.
Mr. Rogers Slams Trump, & for Good Reason
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10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
No, not Fred Rogers. We're talking about former NBC Cable chief Tom Rogers, who blasted the president's denunciation of the news media as 'enemies of the people.'
RJio Aims to Increase Stake in GTPL Hathway – Reports
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10/29/2018  |  Post a comment
India's youngest and most aggressive operator is trying to beef up its cable stakes as it aims to be a force in the country's home broadband market.
Arris: Tariffs Add $200M in Broadband Gear Costs, Threaten US 5G Plans
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Short of removing broadband equipment from the proposed new tariffs, Arris seeks more time to make changes to its complex supply chain.
Charter Puts Mobile in Motion
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Following the full market launch of its new Spectrum Mobile product last month, the No. 2 US MSO has signed up 21,000 wireless customers and is integrating mobile service into its new triple-play bundle.
Comcast-Made Signal Meter Detects Signal Leak on Expo Floor
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Oh, and did you know that Comcast makes its own portable signal level meters, equipped with RDK-B, for its field techs?
WiCipedia: No (CIS) Men Allowed & Breaking Into a 'Male' Industry
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10/26/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Kaspersky aims to attract women to cybersecurity; how to break into a male-dominated industry; no CIS men allowed at a DC hackathon; and more.
Arris Gets a Fix on WiFi 6
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
New DOCSIS 3.1 router for cable ops builds in 802.11ax, 'EasyMesh' for whole-home WiFi.
Comcast Surpasses 1M Xfinity Mobile Lines
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10/25/2018  |  Post a comment
MSO also sheds 95K residential video subs as broadband growth remains strong.
CommScope in Talks to Buy Arris – Report
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10/25/2018  |  8 comments
Such a deal would bring another massive wave of consolidation to the wireline and wireless infrastructure sector and establish an even larger supplier with a major focus on the cable industry.
Cable Leaders Hammer 5G 'Hype'
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10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
In keynote talks at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, NCTA CEO Michael Powell and Cox CTO Kevin Hart belittle 5G's promise and play up cable's 10 Gig broadband potential.
AT&T Promises Initial Mobile 5G Launch in 'Weeks'
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10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
AT&T sticks to $22 billion capex estimation as it continues 5G and 4G deployments.
Open Source Opening New Doors for RDK
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10/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Discussions leading software stack for set-tops and gateways to new regions and service providers that fall outside the cable fold.
Cable-Tec Expo 2018: News & Notes
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10/24/2018  |  1 comment
Cisco debuts Full Duplex DOCSIS node, Nokia nets virtual networking deal, Buckeye goes with Harmonic's 'CableOS,' SCTE IDs winners of first Adaptive Power Challenge, and more.
Cable Seeks the Right Business Case for Virtualization
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10/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Operators are kicking the tires on NFV, but won't make heavy investments unless new technologies and approaches can help MSOs broaden their economic horizons.
Verizon CFO Expects Mobile 5G Service 'Sometime' in 2019
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10/23/2018  |  Post a comment
But 4G wireless bolsters Verizon's numbers, as Oath unit expected to miss 2020 targets.
Telefónica Deutschland Plots 5G Challenge to Broadband Incumbents
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10/23/2018  |  1 comment
Mobile operator thinks 5G technology could be used to provide high-speed connectivity for a quarter of German properties.
Eurobites: Telefónica Cries Foul Over Vodafone-Unitymedia Deal in Germany
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10/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sparkle and Amartus air their SD-WAN concept; Nokia boosts Netia's network capacity in Poland; Orange seals satellite-based military deal.
Arris CTO: What's Next for DOCSIS?
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10/23/2018  |  1 comment
Arris is researching new technologies and techniques using expanded spectrum and a new generation of amplifiers that could serve as an alternative to Full Duplex DOCSIS and extend the life of HFC networks.
Using a Lego Approach to Cable Node Upgrades
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
A proposed standard aims to allow upgrades to legacy technologies like DOCSIS, or new capabilities, such as 5G or PON, to be snapped into a generic (and modular) node housing.
CableLabs: DOCSIS Has Lots of Gas Left in the Tank
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10/22/2018  |  1 comment
Engineers offer updates on new specs and technologies that will take cable's widely deployed HFC network to the next level, economically and at scale.
Cable Nearly a No-Show in mmWave Auction
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Indicates MSO concern about limitations of millimeter wave spectrum versus mid-band for 5G, analyst says.
Eurobites: We Need 'British Netflix' Now, Says UK Broadcast Boss
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10/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: WiFi in the driving seat; European Commission approves Microsoft's GitHub acquisition; Apelo finds a berth in the Balkans.

Cable Makes Play for 5.9GHz Band
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
NCTA urges FCC to take a 'fresh look' at the band and reassign a substantial portion of it for WiFi, arguing that the spectrum is grossly underutilized today as a connected car safety technology.
RJio Snaps Up Broadband Assets in Spending Spree
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10/19/2018  |  5 comments
RJio's latest acquisitions point to big ambitions in the broadband and transportation sectors.
Q&A: SCTE CEO Mark Dzuban on Cable-Tec Expo & the Road Ahead
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Dzuban discusses what topics will be buzzing as the cable industry goes down to Georgia next week for the annual Cable-Tec Expo, and how ongoing industry consolidation is causing SCTE to evolve as an organization.
WiCipedia: Diversity in Product Dev & Israeli Entrepreneurs Protest Sexism
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Keeping smart home products safe for all; Merkel finds sexism in Israeli tech community; girls have limited access to mobile phones worldwide; and more.
Eurobites: Sky Gets Jitters Over 'No Deal' Brexit
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10/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson strikes CDN deal at the edge; Bouygues Telecom holds steady as parent wobbles; Deutsche Telekom builds out basestations.
Comcast Wraps Up DOCSIS 3.1 Rollout
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10/18/2018  |  2 comments
Comcast says speed is still key, but emphasis is shifting to whole-home connectivity, control and the broader consumer experience.
Have Cable Business Services Topped Out?
Breznick Unbound  | 
10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
The US cable industry is now pulling in close to $18 billion in annual revenues from commercial services, but the growth rate is falling. How much lift is left for cable?
CSPs Still Puzzling Over NFV Business Case
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
TM Forum Digital Transformation Tracker shows diversity of views on virtualization, with larger operators moving forward much faster, and many smaller companies struggling to make it pay.
AirTies Hikes Hardware-Agnostic Path as Whole-Home WiFi Takes Off
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10/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Hooks WiFi mesh software into cable-backed RDK-B open source software stack for gateways and extenders, claims tier-1 operator has given the greenlight.
Zoom Taps Former Cisco/SA Exec to Target Service Providers
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Incoming president & CEO Joseph Wytanis vows that Zoom, equipped with the Motorola brand, will avoid being a 'me-too' player as it chases after a market segment dominated by Arris and Technicolor.
Ciena: Scale for the Future, Support the Legacy
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10/17/2018  |  Post a comment
New initiatives bring IP onto the platform for end-to-end services up to Layer 3 but also support remaining base of TDM offerings better.
Arris: We're Tackling the Tariffs
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10/17/2018  |  1 comment
Cable modem and broadband networking company has struck deals with customers to absorb most of the current tariffs costs along with plans to shift more production and its supply chain for devices outside of China by the first half of 2019.
Netflix Tops 130M Paid Subscribers Worldwide
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Internet video provider Netflix is still having troubles forecasting its subscriber growth, but the company doesn't seem to have problems attracting new customers as it adds more exclusive programming and benefits from increased traction outside the US.
Service Providers Should Adapt to Open Source World
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Four operator executives say open source solves more problems than it causes, and that CSPs need to get with the program.
Eurobites: Orange Targets Enterprise With LoRa-Based IoT Offering
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10/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM and Intel kiss and make up; Nokia adds new chipsets to FTTX offerings; Saudi consulate outrage hits SoftBank.
Paul Allen Dies at 65
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Microsoft co-founder also had strong ties to the cable industry going back to earlier wave of operator consolidations and pioneering work with Internet-connected set-top boxes and advanced video user interfaces.
Making TV Set-Tops as Agile as Smartphones
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10/15/2018  |  Post a comment
WOW is among a recent wave of service providers to elevate video services to the cloud and focus on the apps-based model using Espial's software-as-a-service platform.
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