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Content tagged with Cable posted in February 2014
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AT&T's All-IP Tests Won't Answer Key Questions
Rewired  | 
2/28/2014  |  14 comments
Dropping circuit-switched voice in a rural Alabama area and a Florida suburb doesn't address competitive interconnection issues
SeaChange Battles Against the Tide
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2014  |  6 comments
Waves of delayed orders and acceptances washed over video vendor's expected revenues for Q4, causing it to fall far short of its earlier financial guidance for quarter.
Euronews: UK Spooks Tapped Into Yahoo Webcam Chats
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2014  |  12 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MWC14 breaks records; Belgacom slips in 2013; Deutsche Telekom plans job cuts in Greece.
Ticket Price Shock for New Dodgers Network
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  4 comments
The new Los Angeles Dodgers sports network, SportsNet LA, is asking for monthly fees between $4.50 and $5 per sub from pay-TV providers. Many are resisting.
TiVo Racks Up More Big Gains
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  15 comments
The DVR pioneer sets another record by posting 313,000 new cable subscribers for the fourth quarter. Sales topped $100 million for the quarter and $400 million for the year for the first time.
The New Resonant Relationship Between NEPs & Their Customers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2014  |  2 comments
Operators and network equipment providers are facing uncertainty together, pooling their understanding of what the future might look like. For network equipment providers, this uncertain future has meant becoming even more responsive to the needs of their operator customers, and responding to the network functions virtualization (NFV) challenge.
Cablevision Bounces Back
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  13 comments
After suffering across-the-board customer losses in the third quarter, Cablevision posts broadband subscriber gains and lower-than-expected video subscriber losses for the fourth.
Comcast-Netflix: It's Really All About TWC
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/26/2014  |  9 comments
Two Wall Street analysts contend that Comcast struck a sweetheart peering deal with Netflix now to clear the way for regulatory approval of its proposed $45.2 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable.
Korean Telecom Launches Cloud DVR
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  1 comment
Alticast's Media Cloud Platform is powering the cloud DVR service for the telco's satellite TV service, covering a footprint of more than 4 million subscribers in South Korea.
Euronews: Ericsson Lands 'Project Spring' Deal
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria disappoints; Czech developments; SFR puts brakes on Viviendi.
TiVo Embraces Low-End DTAs
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  7 comments
TiVo, which has focused on high-end digital set-tops up till now, reaches down to put its user interface on low-end digital transport adapters.
The Dangerous Reaction to Netflix-Comcast
Rewired  | 
2/25/2014  |  27 comments
Media response to this deal has been a little too hysterical, given the deal's true nature – but does that reveal a bigger problem?
Euronews: Vodafone Tests LTE Broadcast
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Etisalat plan future together; Slim's Austrian alliance; antitrust warning.
Rovi Snaps Up Veveo
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  5 comments
Rovi plunks down up to $70 million for the voice-based TV search and recommendation specialist.
Comcast-Netflix Peering Deal: A Game-Changer?
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  15 comments
Now that Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to the MSO's broadband subscribers, how long before Verizon, AT&T, and otherss demand similar deals?
Telefónica Unveils Aggressive NFV Plans
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2014  |  1 comment
Carrier's CTO says the Spanish giant can't wait any longer for the benefits that network functions virtualization (NFV) can bring to its international network.
After TWC Miss, Charter Looks Inward
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2014  |  11 comments
After losing TW Cable to Comcast, Charter shifts its main focus back to its own operations while retaining interest in "wisely acquiring subs" from other cable operators.
Aereo Injunction Sets Stage for Supremes
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2014  |  16 comments
The Utah federal court ruling against Aereo sets the stage for the Supreme Court to decide whether the streaming video startup is violating copyright law.
CommScope Suffers Broadband Slump
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2014  |  2 comments
Equipment vendor reports steady wireless market gains but declines in both enterprise and broadband segments for fourth quarter.
Verizon Gets Its Freedom From Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2014  |  4 comments
As of Friday, Verizon is 100% independent of its former UK-based partner.
Momentum Mounts for Cable WiFi
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2014  |  4 comments
Cable companies have a lot to gain from the next-generation WiFi standards that will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress next week.
Arris Rides Capex Wave in Q4
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2014  |  3 comments
Surging shipments of cable and IPTV set-tops, video gateways, and CCAP devices drive higher than expected sales and earnings for equipment vendor.
Cogent Gearing for Another Peering Battle
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2014  |  34 comments
Cogent's Dave Schaeffer says he doesn't like to fight, but he's not backing down from war with Verizon over Netflix traffic.
Google Fiber Shifts Into High Gear
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2014  |  55 comments
Google unit explores expanding its 1Gbit/s service to nine major US markets, extending its reach nationwide.
Cisco Cloud DVR Emerges
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2014  |  4 comments
Cisco's new Evolved Services Platform promises to deliver a slate of new virtualized services, including cloud DVR.
Accedian Steps Up Cable Business Drive
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2014  |  2 comments
Vendor introduces new NFV-powered module for delivering Ethernet service over DOCSIS coaxial cable networks without need for a plant upgrade.
The Great Peering War Rages Again
Rewired  | 
2/19/2014  |  14 comments
This time, it's Netflix crying foul as broadband ISPs refuse to connect directly to its CDN without extracting extra fees.
Comcast-TWC Deal Stalls Netflix Cable Push
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2014  |  4 comments
Talks between Time Warner Cable and Netflix have stalled in the face of Comcast's plans to take over the No. 2 US cable operator.
Genband Extends UC Reach With uReach Buy
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2014  |  10 comments
Acquisition of uReach aimed at transforming Tier 1 service providers' legacy voicemail systems.
Euronews: Alcatel-Lucent Bags FTTH Deals
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU study detects roamaphobia; Vodafone complains in Spain; BT CEO jumps off tall building.
Chromecast's App Revolution
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2014  |  13 comments
Google's Chromecast platform now hosts more than a dozen official apps, supports dynamic ad insertion, and is drawing attention from the biggest content companies on the planet.
Video Killed the Radio Star – Redux
Column  | 
2/17/2014  |  13 comments
Why don't cable and IPTV operators deliver a great audio experience to the family TV set?
Is CCAP Already Out of Date?
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2014  |  8 comments
In an interview with Light Reading, Jeff White, CSO of tech startup Gainspeed, shares his company's views on CCAP and the near-term evolution of cable network architectures.
Rival MSOs, Tech Rivals Unite on WiFi
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2014  |  5 comments
Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Charter are teaming up with tech rivals to push a WiFi agenda in Washington with new cross-industry coalition.
What's Next for TWC
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2014  |  10 comments
Comcast and TW Cable execs spell out ambitious upgrade plans for TWC both before and after deal closes.
Comcast-TWC Deal: Playing All the Numbers
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/14/2014  |  14 comments
Comcast is ponying up $45.2 billion for Time Warner Cable for much more than TWC's 11 million or so video customers.
Euronews: Europe Gets an All-IP Network
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European M&A puts brakes on Liberty Global; Swisscom's data-security mess; Maroc Telecom numbers hit by tax bill.
What's Next for Charter?
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/14/2014  |  5 comments
After getting trumped by Comcast in its pursuit of TW Cable, Charter must go back to the drawing board if it still wants to boost its size significantly.
Comcast's TWC Coup: 3 Things to Know
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2014  |  13 comments
Here are three things you need to know if the Comcast deal to acquire Time Warner Cable goes through.
Hello, Components – We're Back!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/13/2014  |  11 comments
We're getting jiggy with components and making out with modules. That's just how we roll.
Top European MSOs Embrace Next-Gen Video
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2014  |  4 comments
Kabel Deutschland licenses RDK IP video software for set-tops, while Virgin Media signs up 2 millionth TiVo subscriber.
Comcast Strikes $45B Deal for TWC
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2014  |  23 comments
Comcast trumps Charter with a takeover deal.
Chambers Caught in 90s Deja Vu
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2014  |  11 comments
Upbeat Cisco chairman and CEO says Internet of Everything is about to explode and his company will grab its share of $19 trillion pie.
Salary Survey: What's It Worth to You?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/12/2014  |  10 comments
Light Reading is now accepting responses to its fourth annual telecom industry salary survey, exploring hiring, firing, raises, job satisfaction, and opportunities in the space.
Euronews: ONO Snubs Vodafone, Opts for IPO
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor holds its own; Dutch do their own metadata-snooping; Brussels gets 4G.
Charter Seeks to Replace TWC Board
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2014  |  7 comments
As expected, Charter proposes full slate of 13 nominees to take over TWC's board of directors as prospects mount for hostile takeover bid.
Verizon Pulls Plug on Smart-Home Service
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2014  |  16 comments
Verizon has officially closed up shop on its 4Home-powered Home Monitoring and Control service as it weighs other smart-home options.
Is Comcast Ready for Big Hack Attack?
News Analysis  | 
2/11/2014  |  5 comments
Concerned about Comcast's precautions, experts recommend that subscribers change their account passwords after last week's apparent hacker attack on MSO.
Euronews: Vodafone Homes In On ONO
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Greece; Deutsche Telekom takes control of Czech unit; Telefonica fined on its home turf.
TWC Sees Competitive Edge in CE 2.0
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2014  |  8 comments
Time Warner Cable becomes North America's most notable Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service provider, certifying for all six business service classes.
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