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Content tagged with Cable posted in November 2015
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How Amazon TV Could Own Christmas
MariNation  | 
11/30/2015  |  9 comments
Amazon could pull off a coup in the living room this holiday shopping season.
Eurobites: Virgin Slams BT State Aid
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA bags optical monitoring team; Orange in African energy deal; BT offers link to HP cloud.
Cable Gives Thanks for Business Services
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/27/2015  |  18 comments
As we'll explore at the Future of Cable Business Services event, business services keep producing big dividends for MSOs, even though fresh challenges loom.
Helping Streaming Video Steam Ahead
Column  | 
11/27/2015  |  9 comments
Adding virtualized local content delivery capabilities to broadband networks would bring content closer to consumers and boost OTT quality.
Giving Thanks – Internet Returns to Aleppo
MariNation  | 
11/26/2015  |  2 comments
Network traffic shows that Internet service returned to Aleppo, Syria in November.
Making OTT Pay Off With Better QoE
Column  | 
11/26/2015  |  3 comments
As OTT video traffic soars, CSPs can use new probing tools to measure and improve their data customers' quality of experience more effectively.
TiVo's Future Looks Nothing Like Its Past
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  3 comments
TiVo's big growth is in international markets and new data analytics services.
DT Preps Fast Hybrid Routers Beyond Germany
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom is looking at introducing its hybrid routers in markets outside Germany, where it also operates both fixed and mobile networks.
Eurobites: Orange Fine-Tunes IoT Vision
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media fears repercussions of BT/EE merger; French auction bid details; fiber-to-the-second-home?
Telefónica's Fiber Fix
Morris Lore  | 
11/24/2015  |  1 comment
Telefónica faces both a surge in infrastructure-based competition and more intrusive regulations.
Frontier Gives Telco TV a Boost
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  6 comments
Frontier intros IPTV service in Durham, N.C. for customers on both its copper and fiber-to-the-home networks.
DT's $1.1B Vectoring Plans Thrown Into Doubt After New Ruling
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2015  |  5 comments
Draft regulations appear to have left Deutsche Telekom's latest vectoring plans in disarray.
Across Continents, Comcast & Liberty Align
MariNation  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast and Liberty Global share CPE strategies.
Jury Still Out on 'Ciscosson' – Reader Poll
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
The partnership between Cisco and Ericsson has divided opinion amongst the Light Reading community.
Eurobites: Jolla Sails Into Choppy Waters
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei joins 5G Exchange project; Bulgaria's Vivacom sold; Cisco snaps up UK teleconferencing firm.
Gigabites: Windstream Winds Up Gigabit Plans
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  1 comment
Windstream is light on details, but says it will launch its first gigabit market in December.
Eurobites: Vivendi Spooks Telecom Italia Shareholders
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2015  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eir in talks to buy Setanta; lawyers smell TalkTalk blood; Deutsche Telekom bans phones for Christmas.
Cable Embraces Skinny TV Bundles
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2015  |  4 comments
Comcast's Stream TV and Charter's Spectrum TV Stream prove thin is in.
Eurobites: Telefónica Casts Doubt on Spanish Fiber Rollout
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera connects cars; Ericsson connects ships; AlcaLu connects Cape Town.
Fresh Opposition Threatens Charter Deals
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2015  |  4 comments
Comments to the FCC highlight concerns over Charter's influence on the programming landscape if it succeeds in acquiring Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
Eurobites: Nokia Enters 'Final Phase' of Alcatel-Lucent Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2015  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei creates more R&D jobs in Ireland; French 4G auction closes; Sky bigs up new set-top box.
TiVo CEO Rogers Bows Out at Critical Time
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2015  |  3 comments
CEO Tom Rogers is stepping down even as TiVo faces challenges ahead.
Liberty Global to Buy CWC in $5.3B Deal
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2015  |  1 comment
Move will bolster the cable operator's presence in the Caribbean and Latin America and could support further takeover moves in future.
Telcos Beware: New Comcast WiFi Product Close to Launch
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2015  |  12 comments
Light Reading gets the scoop on new Comcast WiFi Pro product launching soon.
DT Eyes Gigabit G.fast in Germany
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2015  |  2 comments
Deutsche Telekom has recently warmed to G.fast, but could recent technology developments persuade it to make a firmer commitment?
Gigabites: 10-Gig Is the New Gigabit
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2015  |  7 comments
Rocket Fiber in Detroit is beta testing a new residential broadband service with speeds up to 10 gigabits per second.
Fueling the Distributed CCAP Debate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/13/2015  |  1 comment
Even as MSOs roll out integrated CCAP systems, cable engineers are heating up the debate over next-gen approaches that would shift at least part of the CCAP gear and functions from the headend to the network.
Eurobites: More Places Set at NokAlu Top Table
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu spreads the cloud in west Africa; Bouygues returns to revenue growth; former competition boss favors Openreach spin-off.
Lack of HDR Standards Threatens 4K Market
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2015  |  1 comment
Plunging into the 4K era despite a lack of HDR and WCG standards is risky, and might come back to bite the TV industry in the ass.
Magic Quadrant or Gartner 'Graft'?
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2015  |  5 comments
Gartner's Magic Quadrant still holds the tech industry under its spell but some companies have had enough of what they allege is a flawed process that at least one company describes as a 'pay-to-play' model.
Why NFV Makes Sense for Cable Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
With the help of NFV, cable operators can offer new managed services, roll out other services quicker, reduce their equipment load and cut operational costs.
Cox Takes Comcast X1 Platform National
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2015  |  Post a comment
Comcast's X1 video solution is getting a major boost with news that Cox is licensing the platform and plans to deploy it nationally in 2016.
Operators Blunder in Online Video Era
MariNation  | 
11/11/2015  |  6 comments
There's no shortage of bad decisions in online video.
Telefónica Tears Up the R&D Rule Book
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2015  |  6 comments
Tier 1 operator claims massive efficiencies from a new global approach to new product and technology R&D, starting with a new ONT that can be used for FTTH rollouts across Europe and Latin America.
Verizon CFO Dismisses Enterprise Sale Rumors
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2015  |  Post a comment
Speaking at the Wells Fargo Conference this morning, CFO Fran Shammo said the enterprise unit's efforts are still core to Verizon.
T-Mobile Goes OTT With Free Video Streaming
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
For its latest trick, T-Mobile says that streaming video from HBO, Hulu, Slingshot and others won't eat into its users' available data bucket.
Battle for the Home Network? It's On
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  7 comments
As broadband speeds rise, a shake-out looms in the home networking market.
Vodafone Rules Out Emerging-Markets Spin-Off
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
UK-based operator says there is more value in remaining a single organization but hints it is still open to asset-swap talks with Liberty Global.
Eurobites: KPN Cashes In Its German Stake
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson forecasts growth; Orange sells Kenyan stake; posh watches get smart.
Content Security Battle Threatens TV Upheaval
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2015  |  Post a comment
The FCC is ostensibly tackling content security but it's really about to make a lot of enemies parsing how broader web access to content will happen.
Gigabites: Comcast Makes Gig Service a Community Affair
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast takes on more MDU customers with the option to offer gigabit broadband.
Time to Cut Those Bloated Media Pay Checks
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/6/2015  |  5 comments
At a time when the big traditional media companies are under assault from new-media upstarts, how can the fat compensation packages of top execs still be justified?
Eurobites: Ex-VimpelCom Boss Held Over Uzbek Deals
News Analysis  | 
11/6/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica sees recovery in Spain; Telecom Italia disappoints; DT's down on the Farm 2.0.
YouTube Makes VR a Reality
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2015  |  7 comments
YouTube's Android app offers support for virtual reality, even as Google and The New York Times kick off a new series of VR news stories.
Netflix Nixes Streaming Sports Prospects
News Analysis  | 
11/5/2015  |  8 comments
Netflix wants to win at the TV Everywhere game, but not when it comes to sports.
Cablevision Slides Ahead of Altice Buy
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2015  |  2 comments
The Dolan family may be selling at the right time.
Eurobites: Virgin Sticks 300 Mbit/s Up to BT
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: trouble in Uzbekistan; surveillance laws revamped in UK; Vivacom boss slams EU 'hodgepodge.'
Yes, We GaN! New Chips for Cable Networks
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2015  |  2 comments
Anadigics, Macom, and Qorvo are turning to gallium nitride to support the performance improvements that MSOs need to add bandwidth to their HFC networks with a minimum of fuss.
Comcast Seeks to Learn From Descartes
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2015  |  1 comment
Descartes is a new machine-learning system developed by Comcast. Call it algorithms for innovation.
Eurobites: MTN Shares Suspended After $5.2B Fine
News Analysis  | 
11/3/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Volvo boost for Nokia's HERE; TDC's profits down in third quarter; 'blingphone' company sold to Chinese.
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