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Comcast's Cable Boss Snags $5M Bonus
News Analysis  | 
12/31/2014  |  3 comments
Comcast Cable CEO Neil Smit secured a $5 million bonus as part of his new five-year employment agreement.
LR's 14 New Year's Resolutions for Telecom
News Analysis  | 
12/31/2014  |  5 comments
Light Reading is ringing in the New Year by offering up some practical resolutions that can help carriers and vendors better compete, make money and plan their strategic moves in 2015.
Some Abbreviated Thoughts on Acronyms
DOS Attack  | 
12/31/2014  |  5 comments
VNF, DevOps, IaaS and FTTdp are among the technology acronyms that came into increasingly common usage in 2014.
Will 2015 Bring IoT Resolution for Operators?
The Gigabot  | 
12/31/2014  |  6 comments
Communications service providers of all types need to figure out what role they will play in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.
US Internet Rolls Out 10Gig in Minneapolis
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2014  |  7 comments
ISP demonstrates the capabilities of its fiber network with the launch of a 10 Gbit/s service to select Minneapolis customers.
Survey Says Smart Home Gaining Traction
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2014  |  3 comments
According to the IoTC, consumers are getting smart home info via word-of-mouth referrals and retail recommendations.
Cable's Challenge to Go Green
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/30/2014  |  2 comments
The cable industry is embarking on its most ambitious effort ever to cut its energy consumption and associated costs
Kordia Spies SDN Efficiencies
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/30/2014  |  Post a comment
Drew Gilpin, head of sales and marketing at New Zealand telco Kordia, sees SDN as a way to achieve a more efficient use of capital.
Tales of the Gigabit City, 2014 Edition
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2014  |  3 comments
We take a look back at some of the unique Gigabit Cities stories of 2014 and detail what to look forward to in the coming year.
Aereo Heads to Auction
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2014  |  2 comments
The US Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan is allowing Aereo to auction off its assets as long as broadcasters agree to the terms of the final sale.
Who Will Make the SPIT Headlines in 2015?
Shades of Ray  | 
12/29/2014  |  Post a comment
We're expecting major news from the Service Provider IT (SPIT) fraternity next year.
5 Things Cable Didn't Deliver In 2014
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2014  |  5 comments
It's time to tally up the cable disappointments for 2014.
TDS Telecom Keeps Spreading Gigabit Cheer
News Analysis  | 
12/24/2014  |  1 comment
Carrier continues gigabit network expansion, introducing a 1 Gbit/s service in 19 markets across four states.
Amdocs CEO Interview
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/23/2014  |  3 comments
Amdocs CEO Eli Gelman talks data analytics, NFV, acquisitions and much more in an exclusive video interview.
What’s in Store for RDK
Column  | 
12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Next year promises to see more product innovation and more implementations of the cable industry's Reference Design Kit software across the globe
Eurobites: Sky, Telstra Invest in Elemental
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN trials VoLTE; TeliaSonera's 4G takes over; Telefónica's fiber dominance in Spain.
Congress, FCC Prep Net Neutrality, OTT Action
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2014  |  3 comments
Congress and the FCC are shoring up their positions on net neutrality and the definition of a TV distributor before 2014 comes to a close.
Paul Bunyan's Giant Gigabit Plans
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/22/2014  |  Post a comment
The CEO and GM of Minnesota rural operator Paul Bunyan Communications discusses the company's 5,000-square-mile gigabit network rollout.
Cox Starts All-Digital Rollout
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2014  |  3 comments
Cox launches switch to all-digital service in its first market as it seeks to clear more bandwidth for faster broadband speeds, greater on-demand offerings and more video channels.
Is Google Good for Gigabit?
The Gigabot  | 
12/19/2014  |  5 comments
Google Fiber delays the planned deployment of its gigabit network in its next nine metro targets, as other gigabit hopefuls step up.
HDR: The Next Big Video Thing
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2014  |  1 comment
4K TV is so 2014. It's all about High-Dynamic Range (HDR) television for 2015.
Eurobites: AlcaLu & Nokia Merger Talk Resurfaces
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operators join forces on LTE; Ob3 satellites lift off; Deutsche Telekom takes extra mobile security measures.
Comcast Launches 4K Streaming Service
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2014  |  12 comments
Barely beating its self-imposed year-end deadline, Comcast is introducing a 4K video streaming service for TV viewers, starting with select NBC and USA Network shows.
Liberty Global Sees Business Goldmine
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/18/2014  |  Post a comment
Steen Sorensen, VP of business services for Liberty Global, explains where the giant international MSO sees growth potential.
Tucows Buys Into Gigabit Services
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  5 comments
The Internet and mobile services company buys an ISP with hopes of adding gigabit services to its quiver.
Deluxe Dives Into 4K Video
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  3 comments
Deluxe adds 4K features and capabilities to its video-on-demand platform as it seeks to carve out a big role in the emerging market for UltraHD programming.
1-Gig: Coming to a Small Town Near You
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  13 comments
A tiny town in Iowa enters the Gigabit Cities fray through a public/private partnership.
Boingo & TWC Share Hotspots for the Holidays
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  1 comment
Boingo and Time Warner Cable unveil a reciprocal Passpoint roaming agreement giving subscribers of both company's services seamless access to each other's WiFi hotspots.
Telstra Writes Latest NBN Chapter
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2014  |  Post a comment
There's a new plan for Australia's national broadband network (NBN) and it's good news for incumbent operator Telstra.
First DOCSIS 3.1 Interop Test Complete
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2014  |  1 comment
Six vendors have successfully completed the first DOCSIS 3.1 interop test conducted by CableLabs.
NBC Goes Live Online, With a Catch
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2014  |  2 comments
NBC is launching a live stream of its linear content online, but it will only be available to viewers who subscribe to a pay-TV package.
Eurobites: Ericsson Claims LTE-A First
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT gets Sky Sports channels onto YouView boxes; Netflix rolls into Belgium; Ofcom's new boss.
How Cox Biz Plans to Keep Growing
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/15/2014  |  2 comments
Steve Rowley, SVP of Cox Business, details how the third-biggest US MSO intends to boost its revenues to $2 billion and beyond over the rest of the decade
Live TV Dominates on Twitter – Nielsen
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2014  |  3 comments
Most of the tweeting about TV viewing still takes place around live programming.
Glaring Gaps in FCC's Merger Data
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2014  |  3 comments
The FCC has released a heavily redacted report on broadband subscriber counts both before and after the proposed deals among Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Charter.
How Cable Biz Services Hit $10B Mark
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2014  |  1 comment
Cable operators reached $10 billion in annual business services revenues by delving deeper into their vertical markets and expanding beyond the smallest firms.
Consolidated Enters KC Gigabit Fray
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2014  |  1 comment
Consolidated Communications is the latest gigabit broadband player in the Kansas City market.
FCC Ready to Reclassify Some OTTs – Report
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2014  |  3 comments
The FCC is reportedly close to approving a new rule that would extend the definition of a multichannel video programming distributor to include some over-the-top service providers.
Eurobites: Optimism Stages a Comeback
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone signs small cells deployment deal with JCDecaux; Deutsche Telekom's IPO backlash; Sky's rethink on Now TV.
Mediacom Aims to Test Connected Tractors
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/11/2014  |  3 comments
Cable business service provider is taking its services to the 'agribusiness' sector in partnership with farm equipment specialist John Deere and is getting involved in Gigabit Cities developments.
Comcast Sued Over Home Hotspots
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2014  |  7 comments
Bay Area residents are suing Comcast over the cable company's home-based WiFi hotspots.
Are Utilities Really Gigabit Players?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/10/2014  |  7 comments
Many US utility companies today are caught in a crisis of identity, progression and even purpose.
Eurobites: Ericsson's Radio Dot Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
12/10/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia opens mobile security center in Berlin; AlcaLu's new EMEA man; KPN cuts jobs in business unit.
Charter Completes Digital Transition
News Analysis  | 
12/9/2014  |  4 comments
Charter is turning off its last analog TV signals this week, bringing an end to its all-digital transition.
2020 Vision: A First View
LRTV Documentaries  | 
12/9/2014  |  3 comments
At the 2020 Vision Executive Summit in Iceland, unique Heavy Reading research shows that comms service providers are optimistic about the next five or so years.
Comcast Unlocks Ethernet @Home
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2014  |  2 comments
Comcast has unveiled a new Ethernet @Home service that extends Ethernet services over HFC lines to employees working at home.
Eurobites: 4G Fires European Recovery
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC looks at Com Hem; Nokia speeds up TDD-FDD LTE; big-name BT shareholder happy with mobile plans.
G.fast Chip Startup Raises $17M
News Analysis  | 
12/8/2014  |  1 comment
Fixed broadband access specialist banks a new round of funding as standards-based products head to the market.
Photos: Velkomin til Íslands!
Slide Shows  | 
12/8/2014  |  6 comments
Light Reading's first 2020 Vision Executive Summit promises to be the 'Davos for telecom' -- but first, some pictures of the event's beautiful backdrop of Iceland.
G.fast G.ets G.reen Light
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2014  |  1 comment
Standard gets final approval, lining up a scrap for chip and system-level traction.
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