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Broadband Incumbents Should Be 'a Little Bit Nervous' About Starry – Analyst
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11/30/2018  |  5 comments
Starry's millimeter wave-powered fixed wireless technology and biz economics 'appear to be working' as startup prepares to enter several more markets.
WiCipedia: 'Trusting One's Dopeness' & the Happiest Women in Tech
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11/30/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Fidelity re-evaluates its gender breakdown; women in India are happiest in tech roles; Apple starts new training program for women in tech; and more.
AT&T Bets Big on OTT to 'Bend the Cost Curve' of TV & Video
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11/30/2018  |  1 comment
Also sets plan to launch a three-tiered SVoD product in Q4 2019.
Will Plume's Open Source Plan Pay Off?
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11/29/2018  |  3 comments
Comcast, Liberty Global, Bell Canada, Samsung and Sagemcom are on board with 'OpenSync,' as Plume seeks much more buy-in for its smart home software initiative.
Vertical Systems: SD-WAN Not Profitable Yet
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/29/2018  |  Post a comment
In this video interview, Vertical Systems' Erin Dunne dissects the emerging SD-WAN market and explains why service providers aren't making much money from it yet.
Operators Using PoCs to Drive APIs to Market Faster
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Real-world experience using live networks in MEF proofs-of-concept is allowing operator members to shape technical specs faster.
Eurobites: Wind Tre Socked by Iliad's Entry Into Italy
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11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TIM makes 5G connection; ADVA targets the network edge; Nokia boosts in-home WiFi, Ofcom tackles UK directory enquiries scam.

Spectrum Enterprise: Virtualized Services Virtually Here
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/28/2018  |  Post a comment
In this video interview, Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Gunnar Peters talks about the MSO's efforts to build an SDN/NFV framework for delivering virtualized services to commercial customers.
Synamedia CEO Seeks New Video Service Tangents
CxO Spotlight  | 
11/27/2018  |  1 comment
In addition to helping pay-TV partners hit all screens, Synamedia is fleshing out its portfolio with cross-app search and discovery offerings and services that help distributors, OTT players and content owners crack down on video piracy and password sharing.
Altice USA Exec: We're a 'Challenger Brand'
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11/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Co-President and COO Hakim Boubazine says Altice USA's view as a 'challenger brand' extends to the company's technology strategy and how the operator will evolve the cable network, the advanced services it will deliver over that network, and with respect to its partnerships, including its MVNO deal with Sprint.
Terabyte Households Surge as Video Eats the Internet
The Bauminator  | 
11/27/2018  |  3 comments
Broadband homes that consume 1 Terabyte-plus of data per month more than doubled, Cisco data shows. Will ISPs raise their data ceilings?
Sale of Arris Set-Top Box Biz 'On the Table' for CommScope – Analyst
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11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
CommScope could get $500 million for that unit 'in a distressed sale to a financial buyer,' Jefferies analyst George Notter suggests.
Cox Business: Riding the Next Wave of Growth
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Brian Rose of Cox Business sheds some light on new areas that the division is eyeing as it looks to expand its services arsenal and further differentiate its position in the market.
WiCipedia: Gen Z Changemakers, MotherCoders & Keeping Women in Tech
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11/23/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: UK to reach 1 million women in STEM; Gen Z brings change; how to keep women in tech; and more.
Cable's Move Upmarket With Biz Services Still an Uphill Battle
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Filled with special challenges, tackling the large enterprise market 'a long, slow slog' for cable operators, analyst says.
Comcast Business: Taking New Angles
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable's business services are still growing, but MSOs aren't standing pat as they pursue new areas and lines of business. Jeff Lewis discusses how Comcast is homing in on new opportunities such as SD-WAN, managed security services and the delivery of faster and faster speeds.
Swiss Sunrise to Sunset Copper Broadband in Huawei-Led 5G Plan
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11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Swiss telco led by Olaf Swantee plans to substitute 5G for copper-based broadband services in suburban and rural areas.
The Future of Cable Business Services: Covering the Bases
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/20/2018  |  Post a comment
After getting some baseball news out of the way, Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner sum up their findings and observations from the recent 'The Future of Cable Business Services' event in NYC.
Podcast: CommScope & Arris Tie the Knot, but Why?
The Philter  | 
11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
CommScope and Arris are merging. Though they frame this as a complementary deal, there's some lingering questions about the broader strategic rationale of the deal and if this is, indeed, a marriage made in technology heaven.
LinkNYC Kiosks Could Become a Launch Pad for City 5G
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11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Link's president gives an indication of a 5G future for the WiFi kiosk company.
Technicolor Eyes Options, Including Sale of Set-Top Biz – Report
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11/19/2018  |  1 comment
Will only confirm that Technicolor 'regularly reviews and evaluates strategic alternatives for its assets' and that no decisions have been made.
Operator-Supplied Boxes Still Have Role in Video Streaming Era
The Bauminator  | 
11/19/2018  |  1 comment
AT&T gets ready to test Android TV-powered box with DirecTV Now subs.
Altice One Levels Up
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2018  |  Post a comment
2.0 upgrades to Altice USA's tack on cloud DVR capabilities, integration of YouTube Kids app, ability to restart shows from more networks.
Can Telecom Business Services Bounce Back?
Rewired  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
There was surprising optimism in the sector at the MEF18 event, but will it be reflected in revenues going forward?
Comcast's Industrial IoT Platform Has Global Potential
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
'We're effectively IoT over the top,' machineQ exec says.
Analyst: SD-WAN Not Yet Zero-Touch
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Zero-touch provisioning and plug-and-play are still buzzwords where SD-WAN is concerned, but not reality, says VSG's Erin Dunne.
Eurobites: EE, Virgin Media Fined £13.3M for Early-Exit Excesses
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN, Ericsson carry out 5G trial in South Africa; Orange CFO hints at market consolidation in France; Telia buys IT services outfit.
WiCipedia: Taking Names & How to Avoid 'Hurting Men's Feelings'
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11/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Taking names and tweeting salaries for equality's sake; a satirical guide to being a woman in tech; Google walkout was a long time coming; and more.
Having Caught Telcos in Broadband Speeds, Cable Providers Pivot to Apps & Experience
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Now that cable providers can deliver 1 Gbit/s download speeds to business customers on their hybrid fiber coax infrastructure, a panel of experts finds that more is needed to win sales over the long run.
Fixed 5G a 'Supplement' to Home Broadband, Altice USA Exec Says
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
But the next-gen technology will help service providers hit hot spots that require more capacity density.
US Cable Set to Rake in $18B in Biz Services Revenues in 2018
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
But rate of revenue growth is slowing, causing MSOs to seek new angles and opportunities.
Comcast Adds Tubi to X1's OTT Video Blend
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Free, ad-supported video streaming service sports library with about 8,500 titles.
CommScope/Arris Deal More About Dollars Than Strategic Sense – Analyst
The Bauminator  | 
11/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Investors see marriage as a way for CommScope to buy cash flow, Raymond James analyst suggests.
F&S: Survey Shows Enterprises Prefer Managed SD-WAN Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Enterprises are shifting to a carrier-managed version of SD-WAN, with only about a quarter of companies preferring a DIY approach, says Roopa Honnachari, industry director, business services and cloud computing for Frost & Sullivan's ICT practice.
CableLabs Erects 'Micronets' Framework for IoT Security
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Organization says home networks are in need of enterprise-grade protection as IoT devices proliferate and that meeting this challenge will require steps well beyond the boundaries of the cable industry.
Eurobites: Telefónica & IBM Explore the Telco Potential of Blockchain
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades Telenor's core network; Iliad thrives in Italy but struggles in France; semi-autonomous barges float Nokia's boat.
Ericsson Takes Startup Approach With 'Edge Gravity'
News Analysis  | 
11/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Newly named unit has built a global edge cloud platform that connects a core network to dozens of last-mile service provider networks and a unified software stack.
Dish Awarded $90M in Video Piracy Case
The Bauminator  | 
11/13/2018  |  1 comment
SetTV ordered to stop retransmitting Dish's satellite or OTT TV feeds, hand over SetTV-branded set-top boxes.
Eurobites: Nokia Shuffles Its Execs to Sharpen Customer Focus
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN poaches MTN man for new tech role; TIM and Samsung join forces on 5G; Fastweb secures Tiscali's fixed wireless business; Virgin and Versa combine on SD-WAN services.
Vodafone Weighs Towers Sale, Swings to Net Loss for H1
News Analysis  | 
11/13/2018  |  2 comments
UK-based operator has created a separate towers company in Europe and says it is now reviewing options for that business.
PCCW Global: Blockchain Can Automate Inter-Carrier Connections
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Service interconnection is changing, requiring automation to handle commercial agreements at scale and blockchain can enable that, says Marc Halbfinger, CEO of PCCW Global.
ACA Calls for Comcast Antitrust Investigation & Trump Weighs In
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Comcast says ACA's call for an antitrust investigation is 'without merit' and 'inappropriate attempt' to gain leverage in the commercial market. The president amplifies the ACA's message.
Three UK to Go Big on 5G for Home Broadband
News Analysis  | 
11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Three UK CEO Dave Dyson aims to hoover up a big chunk of the UK broadband market with his forthcoming 5G service.
Disney Dispenses Details About Its New Streaming Service
The Bauminator  | 
11/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Set for a late 2019 debut, Disney+ will feature content from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars and National Geographic and take on OTT video giants such as Netflix and Amazon.
Why CommScope Wooed Arris
News Analysis  | 
11/9/2018  |  4 comments
'We certainly weren't out trolling or looking' to be acquired, Arris CEO Bruce McClelland says.
Liberty Global's Cloud Network Strategy Explained
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global's director of Strategy Roadmap & Innovation, Chris Aspell, explains how the cable giant's network will evolve to a more cloud-based architecture in the coming years.
Eurobites: Swisscom Bangs Its 5G Cowbell
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11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor tests 5G in Norway; former Orange man joins Vodafone board; China's Xiaomi enters UK; Telefónica offloads insurance arm.
WiCipedia: All-Female Boards, Google 'Utterly Unprepared' & Insecure Men
WiCipedia  | 
11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Pro-life hackers; Google under pressure; all-female boards; and more.
Breznick Digs Into Europe's Cable Trends
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/9/2018  |  Post a comment
LR's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick explains how Europe and North America are not in sync when it comes to DOCSIS 3.1 and Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) developments and looks at how 5G is shaping MSO mindsets.
Is Arris the Answer to CommScope's Pain?
News Analysis  | 
11/8/2018  |  2 comments
Arris deal presented 'best path' after CommScope analyzed how to rejuvenate its business and shore up its positioning for the 5G era, CEO says.
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