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Experts: DOCSIS Won't Cut It in the Enterprise
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
If cable is serious about moving upstream into the enterprise market, experts say they'll have to rethink how they architect their networks.
M&A Reshapes Cable Biz Landscape
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  1 comment
Consolidation on both cable and telco sides is reshaping the competitive picture, creating new challenges all around.
Eurobites: Sky Launches Mobile Offer
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria makes acquisitions in Belarus; National Lottery hacked; Höttges wants a NATO for Internet security; MTS bigs up its M2M chops.
Altice Plans FTTH for Entire US Footprint
News Analysis  | 
11/30/2016  |  6 comments
Europe-headquartered cable giant says it will be able to offer 10Gbit/s connections across its entire footprint by 2022.
Charter Challenges Comcast's Commercial Rule
Breznick Unbound  | 
11/29/2016  |  2 comments
Thanks to its recent takeovers of Time Warner Cable and Bright House, Charter is nipping at Comcast's heels for the cable lead in the business services market.
Openreach Gets Chairman as Ofcom Berates BT
News Analysis  | 
11/29/2016  |  1 comment
UK incumbent takes steps to appease regulatory authorities with appointment of Openreach chairman, but Ofcom expresses unhappiness with BT's efforts on 'legal separation' so far.
AT&T Debuts DirecTV Now on New Video Platform
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  13 comments
AT&T bundled the launch of its DirecTV Now OTT service with a new video platform.
WOW Trials NFV for Business, Eyes Residential
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2016  |  3 comments
WOW's early field tests of Juniper's Cloud CPE solution are expected to lead to greater virtualization in support of WOW's business and residential services.
Eurobites: DT, Huawei Claim Another 5G First
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DOCSIS can score early gigabit goals, says Liberty Global; GoDaddy eyes HEG; Amazon in talks with Souq.com; 700MHz auction crosses Finnish line.
Eurobites: Telenor Faces $105M Fine for Freezing Out Third Norwegian Operator
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's Thanksgiving-ignoring EMEA regional roundup: EU set to approve Microsoft's LinkedIn acquisition; business rates relief for UK fiber rollouts; TalkTalk offers new-look YouView.
Comcast Co-opts Cord-Cutters With Sling TV
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  4 comments
Comcast makes Sling TV part of the big bundle.
Eurobites: T-Systems, Huawei In Line for CERN Cloud Deal
News Analysis  | 
11/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin unimpressed by government broadband fund; Pushfor pulls in £1.2 million in funding; BT lands hybrid network deal.
The 8 Biggest Turkeys of WiC in 2016
Slide Shows  | 
11/23/2016  |  2 comments
We've rounded up the top eight Women in Comms turkeys of 2016... so far.
AT&T Puts Finishing Touches on DirecTV Now
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T is still adding content deals, solidifying its ad strategy and debating the practice of zero rating as it gets ready for the launch of DirecTV Now next week.
Layer3 TV: 1TB Data Caps Are Too Low
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2016  |  2 comments
One-terabyte broadband data caps are widely seen as generous, but new service provider Layer3 TV points out how and why they'll be anti-competitive in the near future.
Gigabites: Verizon Wins FCC Approval for XO
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC punted on several regulatory actions this week, but it did take the time to approve Verizon's acquisition of XO Communications.
Amazon Prime Video Goes Global
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11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Amazon follows Netflix in taking its Prime Video service global.
Australia's NBN Secures $14.4B Govt Loan
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Public sector player had intended to raise money on debt markets to finish its rollout but will now be solely reliant on government financing.
Eurobites: 3 UK Suffers Major Data Breach
News Analysis  | 
11/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS revenue down in Q3; Russia freezes out LinkedIn; drawing the 5G map; Sky looks beyond sport.
The Set-Top's Not Dead, Set-Top Regulation Is
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  2 comments
The FCC's 'Unlock the Box' proposal has nowhere to go.
DT's Biggest BT Bother: Break-Up, Not Brexit
Morris Lore  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Germany's incumbent says its biggest concern about BT is the risk that regulatory authorities carve it up.
Eurobites: Ericsson & Friends Put Their 5G Foot Down
News Analysis  | 
11/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica and Huawei explore 5G UCNC; Virgin buys Irish broadcaster; MegaFon in talks to buy Mail.ru.
FCC Drops Business Access Reform
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Under pressure from Congressional Republicans not to enact new regulations in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential win, FCC pulls back vote on its plan.
Cable Focusing on Virtualization Use Cases
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading has identified four use cases that are key to cable virtualization and that prove cable is ready to turn concepts into action.
Nokia Reserves Judgment on Trump
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Nokia is not panicking about the implications of a Trump presidency despite the tongue-lashing he has served out to other tech firms.
Join Women in Comms in 2017!
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/16/2016  |  1 comment
Women in Comms and its 40 member companies are gearing up for an even bigger and better 2017, and we want YOU to join us on the path to gender equality in comms.
FCC Prepares to Vote on Price Regulation
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The FCC is set to vote this week on whether to impose new price controls on network connectivity for enterprise services, carrier backhaul and systems that include ATMs and credit card machines.
Verizon Buys Smart City Kiosk Player
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2016  |  4 comments
Verizon takes on LinkNYC with the acquisition of LQD WiFi and the company's Palo smart city kiosks.
AT&T Adds Video Throttling to Zero Rating
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2016  |  2 comments
New default Stream Saver feature will throttle video quality on AT&T's mobile network, but streaming will still count toward data caps.
Cox Prepping for Virtualization Trials
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses MSO's plans to test managed business services in early 2017 and tackle Distributed Access Architectures.
Eurobites: Orange Belgium Gets IoT-Ready
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodacom earnings flat; Tele Columbus feels the acquisitions benefit; European Commission seeks clarification on Yahoo email scan.
Ovum Analyzes the Trump Effect
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2016  |  2 comments
The analyst team at telecoms, media and IT research house Ovum has examined the impact of Donald Trump's success in the US presidential elections from a number of different angles.
AT&T & Trump Tangle Net Neutrality's Web
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2016  |  5 comments
Vertical media integration and zero rating practices take on a new hue in light of recent events.
Altice Ekes Out More US Cable Gains
News Analysis  | 
11/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Pursuing its American Dream, the French telecom giant reported stronger operational results again for its new Cablevision and Suddenlink assets.
Germany's Gigabit Lag
Morris Lore  | 
11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Germany aims to have a gigabit-capable network by 2025, but getting there will not be easy.
Dish Bleeds More Subs, Faces OTT Rival
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2016  |  3 comments
Despite continued gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still shed another 116,000 pay-TV subscribers in the third quarter.
Eurobites: Trump Won't Trash Privacy Shield, US Officials Predict
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETNO welcomes 700MHz moves; Gilat lands Spanish trains gig; Ziggo rebrands.
Assurance Gets Marquee Treatment at MEF16
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Assurance companies, including Spirent, Accedian and Viavi, were among the proof of concept (PoC) stars at MEF16 this week.
DT Earnings: US Parties On, Europe Hungover
News Analysis  | 
11/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Europe's biggest operator remains heavily reliant on its US business for profit growth while its other units flounder.
Trump Win Will Reshape FCC
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2016  |  8 comments
A Trump presidency changes the outlook for telecom policy.
BT's Gigabit Plans & the UK's Digital Abyss
Morris Lore  | 
11/9/2016  |  Post a comment
BT's launch of gigabit-speed services in select communities might only inflame its critics.
Trump's Impact on Telecom Still Uncertain
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2016  |  14 comments
Solitary statements on net neutrality and cybersecurity remain his only statements regarding telecom; concerns raised about R&D funding.
Gaming the AT&T-TW Deal
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
In a new report, Wall Street analyst MoffettNathanson rates the odds of the deal gaining regulatory approval at no better than 50-50 and quite possibly much lower.
Comcast's NBCU Takes Bite Out of Apple Ads
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
New deal signals Comcast's rise in the advertising business.
Why Fixed Access Is Key to Wireless Strategies
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Federico Guillén, president of Fixed Networks at Nokia, explains why fixed broadband access networks are becoming increasingly important in a wireless world and talks about other key trends.
The Holidays Ride on Trojan-Horse Hardware
MariNation  | 
11/7/2016  |  3 comments
Don't underestimate the technology Trojan Horse.
Eurobites: BT Deploys Nuage for SD-WAN
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of a gigabit society; Telia acquires Phonero; Wind/3 Italia deal signed and sealed; Deutsche Telekom on drone alert.
Orange Sticks to High-Fiber Diet
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2016  |  1 comment
Orange reaffirms that fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and 4G are the technology pillars of its fixed and mobile convergence strategy.
Why Deutsche Telekom Might Brexit Too
News Analysis  | 
11/7/2016  |  3 comments
Being BT's biggest single shareholder may no longer suit Deutsche Telekom.
Gigabites: Comcast Doubles Down on D3.1
News Analysis  | 
11/4/2016  |  Post a comment
A total of 15 cities will have access to Comcast's DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit service by early 2017.
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