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Content tagged with Cable posted in December 2018
Light Reading's 41 Most Popular Stories in 2018
The Philter  | 
12/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Everything from enterprise strategies to 5G devices caught our audiences' attention during 2018. At a time when so many changes are bearing down on the telecom world, it's clear that a lot of us still have our heads in the cloud.
DoJ Won't Pursue Comcast-NBCU Merger Probe – Report
News Analysis  | 
12/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Trump had drawn attention to American Cable Association's call for the US DoJ to open antitrust investigation into Comcast's ownership of NBCUniversal.
Why SCTE Is Plunging Into Patent Pool
News Analysis  | 
12/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Seeking to expand its role in the cable tech sector, the industry training and standards group is now looking to patent new products in the energy management and system operations areas.
SSIMWAVE Makes Waves in Video Quality
News Analysis  | 
12/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Canadian video tech startup apes human perception to track video quality on any screen.
This Olde Website
News Analysis  | 
12/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Fire up the Flux Capacitor! It's time for another jog down Memory Lane of the Web to visit sites from yesteryear and the sepia-tinged digital storefronts of Apple, AOL, Huawei, Netflix, TiVo... and many more.
Light Reading's 22 Most Popular Huawei Stories in 2018
The Philter  | 
12/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Why have it your way when you can have it Huawei?
Liberty Global's European Shrinkage
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
The cable giant is selling more European assets – how far might it go? And what might it do with its prime asset, the UK's Virgin Media?
WiCipedia: Israeli Tech Flounders, CIOs Make Change & How to 'Bust Down Those Doors'
WiCipedia  | 
12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Israel struggles to find techies; CIOs have diversity sway; the visibility lynchpin; and more.
Eurobites: Liberty Global Offloads East European DTH Ops
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global sells eastern European satellite TV operations; 5G in Estonia; Vodafone needs a new auditor; taxing times in Finland for freelance Santas.
What Is Comcast Doing With VivaLiveTV?
The Bauminator  | 
12/20/2018  |  2 comments
SEC filings claim that company behind a skinny-bundle, subscription OTT-TV service has notched a content and tech partnership with Comcast Technology Solutions that kicks in January 2019.
T-Mobile Dumps Plan to Debut New OTT-TV Service in 2018 – Report
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2018  |  1 comment
Launch delayed to 2019 reportedly due to unforeseen complexities and desire to avoid launching a me-too video offering.
Charter Invests in Online Gaming Startup
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2018  |  1 comment
MSO forms partnership with Blade, the company behind a cloud-based computer gaming platform called Shadow.
CableLabs Unit Morphs Something Old Into Something New
The Bauminator  | 
12/19/2018  |  1 comment
Kyrio has turned Go2Broadband service locator into a digital, hyperlocal service locator for cable resellers with plans to extend that capability to other service-oriented industries.
Charter to Pay $175M to Settle Broadband Speed Suit
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Settlement stems from 2017 suit claiming that systems formerly run by Time Warner Cable in New York had under-delivered on promised Internet speeds.
Huawei's Hu Hits Back
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12/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Vendor is on the counter-offensive, claiming strong 5G momentum, a clean security record and expected milestone revenues.
How RJio Changed the Rules of the Game
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12/17/2018  |  Post a comment
India's youngest operator has turned the industry upside down since it first launched mobile services just over two years ago.
Cable 5G Transport Shows Promise & Complexity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/14/2018  |  3 comments
US cable providers are gearing up to play a crucial role by supporting transport of 5G communications, but their aspirations are clouded by the complexity of 5G itself.
Full-Duplex DOCSIS Not One-Size-Fits-All
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Node+0 requirement of FDX is a deal-breaker for some MSOs, and could open the door to other, less-limiting alternatives, Daniel Etman, cable consultant at Switzerland-based Quickline, says.
CableLabs Open Source IoT Project Shoots for Scale
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2018  |  2 comments
MSO-backed group sees no 'one clear winner' in LPWAN market.
WiCipedia: Hardwiring Sexism, Brogrammer Culture & Wall Street Fearmongering
WiCipedia  | 
12/14/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Brogrammers are still thriving; TPG puts the spotlight on a female hire; Wall Street's fear of women; and more.
Cable One Gets Credit for Putting Pipes Ahead of Programming
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Top analyst upgrades the stock as Cable One banks on high-margin broadband, de-emphasizes its declining pay-TV biz.
The Long Goodbye Finally Ends
Rewired  | 
12/13/2018  |  33 comments
Two years after first announcing my retirement plans, I'm really doing it. No, really.
Eurobites: Do Look a Huawei Gift Horse in the Mouth, UK Universities Told
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12/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues forms FTTH provider; Telia legs it from Kazakhstan; Ericsson demos 5G NR in South Korea; VEON gets new CEO.
CableLabs Sues Buckeye Over Delinquent Dues
The Bauminator  | 
12/12/2018  |  1 comment
MSO notified CableLabs of intention to terminate its membership in January 2018, but CableLabs cites that it requires at least three years notice.
European Commission Digs Into Vodafone-Liberty Global Deal
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Regulatory group opens 'in-depth investigation' amid concerns that the deal could reduce competition and lead to higher prices in Germany and the Czech Republic.
Verizon Gives Fios TV a Facelift
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12/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Upgraded, multi-room 'Fios TV One' platform adds support for 4K video, voice search & navigation, Netflix integration, WiFi-connected video clients.
More Pain for SeaChange
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal delays cause the video software company to slash revenue guidance for full-year 2018, and note that Liberty Global divestitures could put a 'dent' on future numbers.
Verizon Faces $6.7B in Q4 Charges on Oath Biz & Layoffs
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12/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Verizon says charges on its Oath business and severance charges will be reported in Q4.
CommScope Still Hazy on Arris's CPE Biz
The Bauminator  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
CFO Alex Pease says broadband CPE is viewed as a 'strategic differentiator,' and struggles in the video set-top sector can be cost-managed.
Comcast Finds More Work for X1
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Cloud-powered video platform is in 'extended trial period' with hotels, with more business- and sports-venue deployment models in the works.
WiCipedia: 'Bull in a China Closet' Spirit & Unconscious Bias Is No Excuse
WiCipedia  | 
12/7/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Girl Scouts make STEM their mission; Forbes' list of 50 women in tech; unconscious bias is no excuse; and more.
Adtran Buy Adds On-Prem Visibility
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2018  |  Post a comment
New end-to-end view of customer network, including in-home WiFi, will speed troubleshooting and offer proactive service and sales potential, vendor says.
Comcast Is First Major Pay-TV Player to Support 'Movies Anywhere'
News Analysis  | 
12/6/2018  |  1 comment
Move puts Comcast on platform that's also supported by major digital distributors that include Apple iTunes, Microsoft, Vudu, FandangoNOW, Google Play and Amazon Prime Video.
Inside Secure Puts Up $143M for Verimatrix
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Deal brings consolidation to the video and entertainment security market and a combined company that is eyeing opportunities in the IoT and connected cars.
Charter Unit Checks In With Up-Market Video Move
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise teams with Moviebeam to beef up video offering for hotels.
European Cable Has Reached 'Inflection Point,' Liberty Global CEO Says
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12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Divestitures will enable Liberty Global to be a 'national challenger' in parts of Europe where it has scale.
Eurobites: Smart Homes Making Botnets Feel Welcome – Nokia Report
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Telia test 5G in Stockholm; ADVA makes itself small; Safaricom trials tubular basestations; Yandex has a smartphone.
Altice USA's Mobile Service to Be 'BYOD-Heavy'
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2018  |  Post a comment
But cable operator is still evaluating its pricing and business model for mobile as it prepares to launch service in 1H 2019.
AT&T CEO: Our SVoD Service Won't Be 'Another Netflix'
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Trio of direct-to-consumer services launching next year will center on HBO, not become a content 'warehouse.'
Comcast CFO: 5G No Threat to Our Broadband Business
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2018  |  1 comment
'We're staying tuned' to the potential danger, and Comcast itself might use 5G technologies in some instances, CFO says.
Eurobites: Nokia & Qualcomm Trumpet 5G NR 'Milestone'
News Analysis  | 
12/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre teams up with Arqiva on small-cell infrastructure in London; Sky falls in on Skyworth; Deutsche Telekom tops network test in Germany; Amazon Prime lands on TIM set-tops.
Arris Flirted With Handful of Potential Suitors
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Since early 2017, The Carlyle Group and five other entities pursued M&A discussions with Arris before CommScope deal was consummated last month, filing shows.
SMB Mobility: Cable's Next Big Chance?
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/3/2018  |  1 comment
In this video interview, Independence Research's Matt Davis examines the potential for cable operators to deliver mobile services to small-to-midsized businesses.
Court Upholds Sprint's Victory in Old Patent Spat With TWC
News Analysis  | 
12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
Decision arrives more than a year after a court ordered TWC to pay Sprint almost $140 million.
US, China Agree to Delay Tariffs Hike
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12/3/2018  |  Post a comment
A higher, 25% tariff slated to take effect in 2019 is postponed for 90 days as the sides try to iron out a long-term trade arrangement.


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