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Shaw, Cogeco Taking Care of Business
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Two of Canada's largest cable operators ramp up their commercial services efforts as North American MSOs continue to pour resources into this rapidly growing sector.
Eurobites: Net Neutrality Rules in Limbo
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Hutchison stokes the UK mobile M&A firestorm; Vivendi closes SFR sale; snapshot of French broadband market.
CCAP Drives Cable Capex
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  Post a comment
In its latest report, Infonetics Research finds that DOCSIS channel shipments nearly doubled on a year-over-year basis in the third quarter, thanks mainly to higher spending on CCAP gear.
4K TV Shipments Surge After Slow Start
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2014  |  9 comments
Samsung and LG Electronics are leading the way as shipments of UltraHD TV sets spike around the world, and especially in China.
AT&T to FCC: We Haven't Killed Broadband Rollout
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11/27/2014  |  11 comments
In a letter to the FCC, AT&T says it needs clarification before it can assess new high-speed broadband rollout projects, but that existing commitments are safe.
TiVo Makes More Cable Gains
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2014  |  7 comments
DVR pioneer enjoys another strong quarter of MSO subs gains and stabilizes retail subs losses as it surpasses 5 million total customers for the first time in its history.
Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
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11/26/2014  |  2 comments
A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.
Comcast X1 DVR Goes on the Blink
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11/26/2014  |  1 comment
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Comcast X1 users suffer a DVR outage.
Net Neutrality Even Mark Cuban Could Love
Wagner’s Ring  | 
11/26/2014  |  17 comments
Transparency trumps one-size-fits-all regulations.
Amazon Eyes Ad-Supported Video – NY Post
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2014  |  10 comments
According to the New York Post, Amazon is developing a new ad-based online video service.
Eurobites: Rights Issue Raises €997M for Telekom Austria
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11/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli firm claims battery breakthrough; ADVA encrypts in Luxembourg; why 'live' is nearly dead.
Broadband Reigns Supreme for Cable
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11/25/2014  |  3 comments
Showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again in the third quarter for US cable companies, even as their video customer counts slipped again.
Congress Ends CableCARD Mandate
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11/24/2014  |  2 comments
Both houses of Congress have passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization Act, which includes a rider that will end the CableCARD mandate.
Eurobites: BT in Talks to Buy O2
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11/24/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's rivals get onto Ofcom; Netflix sued in France; T-Systems orchestrates data from the cloud.
Cleveland Businesses to Get Fat Pipe
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  1 comment
The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.
Last Chapter (11) for Aereo
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  9 comments
Five months after halting operations, online video streaming company Aereo has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seemingly putting its story to bed.
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
Column  | 
11/21/2014  |  15 comments
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Close to Towers Sale
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11/21/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cable & Wireless & UK spooks; Nokia's traffic jam-buster; Scilly Isles get fibered up.
Xfinity Home App Now On Comcast's X1 TV
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  1 comment
The Comcast Xfinity Home app is now available on the TV screen for X1 subscribers.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
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11/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials WiFi in Turkey; Vodafone fears cost of TV content.
Unearthing a Gigabit Economy in Wyoming
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2014  |  3 comments
Silver Star Communications focuses on businesses with a gigabit network deployment in western Wyoming.
Comcast Takes Ethernet Everywhere
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2014  |  2 comments
Comcast is readying a new Ethernet @Home service that will extend Ethernet connectivity from office locations to teleworkers at home.
More Cable Operators Go Gigabit
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11/19/2014  |  5 comments
MidContinent Communications and Wave Broadband have joined the growing cable stampede to roll out gigabit services for broadband customers.
Eurobites: Russia's MegaFon Plans 5G Trial in 2018
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11/19/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jolla crowdsources a tablet; net neutrality wobble in EU; Israeli market opens up.
Grande Unfazed in Crowded Gigabit Market
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2014  |  1 comment
Even as many larger entities ready their networks to deliver gigabit speeds to Austin, Grande Communications remains confident.
RCN Takes Aim at TWC in NYC
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11/18/2014  |  Post a comment
RCN plans to boost its top speed tier in New York City to 330 Mbit/s, nudging out Time Warner Cable's new maximum speed tier of 300 Mbit/s.
Eurobites: Nokia Re-enters Consumer Fray
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11/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT spreads cloud across Middle East and Africa; AlcaLu claims cost savings with new edge router.
Bleeding Continues for US Pay-TV Operators
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2014  |  2 comments
In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers lost 150,000 video subscribers in the third quarter, making it the industry's worst Q3 evaaahhh.
'Top 3' Hackers Take Comcast/NBCU Prize
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11/17/2014  |  4 comments
Comcast and NBCU have closed out their second hackathon with the grand prize going to the team behind a new application called 'Top 3 I Want To See.'
New Streaming Video Group Emerges
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2014  |  2 comments
Content providers, service providers and vendors form the Streaming Video Alliance to tackle tech issues affecting online video delivery together.
Alcatel-Lucent: Back From the Brink
LRTV Documentaries  | 
11/14/2014  |  3 comments
Alcatel-Lucent has bounced back from near bankruptcy 20 months ago to a much sunnier outlook, enjoying life again and spreading some love...
Cox Whips Up Western WiFi
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2014  |  6 comments
Cox announces the deployment of more than 500 WiFi hotspots in the Phoenix area, just weeks after launching 1-Gig broadband service in its Arizona stronghold.
Eurobites: BT Plans to Close Wholesale Division
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Networks ups its margin targets; Bouygues Telecom flatlines; UK 4G speeds surveyed.
Sony Goes OTT With PlayStation Vue
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2014  |  5 comments
Sony has unveiled its long-awaited OTT service, PlayStation Vue, but several key details, including pricing, are still missing.
AT&T GigaPower Awaits Regulatory Resolution
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2014  |  3 comments
The carrier says it will 'pause' expansion of its gigabit network until the debate over net neutrality is decided.
Google Fiber Means Business in KC
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2014  |  1 comment
Google unit revs up commercial services effort in Kansas City area with new fiber-access program designed to deliver gigabit speeds for small businesses.
Eurobites: Ericsson Plans $1.2B in Cuts
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre's dark fiber backhaul deal; Sky completes European acquisitions, tweaks name; drones latest!
Cisco Busts Slump Despite Carrier Slowdown
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2014  |  1 comment
Cisco saw 1% year-over-year revenue growth, but carrier revenue is still down 10%.
Small ISP Expands Seattle Gigabit Network
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2014  |  3 comments
CondoInternet moves beyond its business and MDU roots to expand its FTTH network to more Seattle residents.
Wheeler: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2014  |  21 comments
Reports suggest FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler would like a more nuanced approach to net neutrality than the one that President Obama has proposed.
Play It Again! thePlatform Turns TV Into VoD
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
thePlatform has launched mpx Replay, a solution for transforming linear TV content into a multiscreen VoD asset for cable delivery immediately after broadcast.
Alcatel-Lucent Joins Virtual Router Race
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2014  |  12 comments
In Juniper's slipstream, Alcatel-Lucent revs up its virtual router engine and – guess what? It claims it's already in pole position…
Eurobites: Colt to Buy Asia-Pac Stablemate
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11/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica slows revenue decline; Deutsche Telekom launches investment mega-fund; ETNO plants a flag.
Canoe Floats Its 10 Billionth Ad
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Canoe Ventures has now dynamically inserted 10 billion ads into VoD programming.
Applying 5 Simple 'Rules' to SDN & NFV
Column  | 
11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
We can take these five rules and apply them to SDN and NFV to see if these two technologies make sense for cable, starting with Rule 1 in this post.
Utility-Backed Gigabit is Going to Jackson
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2014  |  2 comments
Jackson Energy Authority upgrades its FTTH network to bring a gig to residents – and, it hopes, more business investment to Jackson.
Eurobites: Vodafone Unveils UK Quad-Play Plans
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Oi rejects dos Santos bid; happy TalkTalk; KPN ditches set-top box.
Senators Move to Keep CableCARD Alive
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2014  |  2 comments
Sen. Richard Blumenthal has joined Sen. Ed Markey in arguing that the CableCARD mandate should not be eliminated as part of the reauthorization of the STAVRA bill.
Obama Backs Net Neutrality, Stuns Industry
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2014  |  20 comments
Making his stand quite clear, President Obama urged the FCC to adopt strong net neutrality rules for both wireline and wireless providers, including the highly contentious Title II regulations for broadband service.
Eurobites: Telefónica Looks to Offload China Stake
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11/10/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone under pressure from activist hedge fund; Germany's termination fees plan face EC scrutiny; BT in broadband marketing offensive.
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