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Video: Frontier's Final Frontier
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier CEO targets video as big expansion area for telco as it seeks to diversify its service offerings and fuel new customer growth.
Are Smartphones the New TV OS?
MariNation  | 
2/29/2016  |  5 comments
A new way to view the living room TV wars.
Eurobites: US Buffs Up Data 'Privacy Shield'
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: former Belgacom CEO dies; Telefónica procures in partnership with China Unicom; UK government bashed again on broadband speeds.
Gigabites: Google Fiber Seeks Custom Fit
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  Post a comment
City by city, Google Fiber is experimenting with different approaches for launching gigabit service.
TV Everywhere Picking Up Steam
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  Post a comment
In the latest Adobe Digital Index study, TVE usage climbs more than 20% in Q4 on a year-over-year basis, but US household penetration rate remains low at 17.4%.
Eurobites: Telefónica's Profits Surge in 2015
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: TeliaSonera set to sell Yoigo unit; Huawei collaborates on NB-IoT, cybersecurity; Proximus makes progress.
Is Cablevision Turning Its Ship Around?
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2016  |  3 comments
Fifth-largest US MSO adds overall customers for first time in seven years, but video sub losses continue and margins slip in fourth quarter.
DT's Jan van Damme Flexes Quads
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2016  |  1 comment
Telekom Deutschland's boss oozes confidence about the German operator's recent moves in fixed-mobile convergence.
Eurobites: BT Avoids Openreach Split
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom's earnings up; ADVA's revenues rise; MTN drops Nigerian lawsuit; Cisco's Russian SON.
AT&T Targets MDUs for GigaPower
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  1 comment
AT&T bags new deal with a major real estate developer to offer gigabit service to another 1,800 high-end apartments in five large US markets.
Casa Goes to the (Wireless) Edge
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2016  |  1 comment
Delving deeper into the wireless space, Casa Systems unveils two new edge products to help mobile providers deliver better service to customers and deploy small cells.
Eurobites: EU Gets Serious on 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU revives Google ads probe; du and Huawei claim 'T-SDN' first; Deutsche Telekom makes Korean connection.
NBN Preps for HFC Network Launch
News Analysis  | 
2/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Australia's government-backed wholesale broadband operator reveals trial results and plans to launch DOCSIS 3.0 service commercially in June, followed by DOCSIS 3.1 service in 2017.
Fast Broadband Must Also Be Good Broadband
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Just as in the video space, service providers must ensure that ultra broadband customers enjoy superior user experiences to stand out in the market.
Google to Weave Fiber to Huntsville, Ala.
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Though Google usually builds its own network, in this case it will sue city-built fiber network to carry data. The network is also open to other providers.
Arris Starts Cutting Heads
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Less than two months after closing its big Pace purchase, Arris is laying off 10% of its workers as it struggles with drooping sales and unfavorable exchange rates.
Investors Question Yahoo's Spinoff Intentions
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2016  |  3 comments
Almost everybody involved in Yahoo -- the board, the CEO, and many investors -- has hired consultants to fend each other off.
Eurobites: Orange, Google Join Forces in Africa, ME
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky falls in on BT's copper-sweating strategy; MasterCard to launch 'selfie pay'; Powa in administration.
Cox Snuffs Out 'Flare' OTT Services
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Cox kills myFlare, FlarePlay and FlareKids OTT services.
Gigabites: Altice Goes Gigabit in the USA
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2016  |  1 comment
While Altice is known for cost-cutting, the French operator has promised to follow through on planned gigabit service rollouts in the Suddenlink footprint it recently acquired.
Arris Nabs 4 Out of 5 Comcast D3.1 Markets
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2016  |  1 comment
The Arris E6000 CCAP platform will power four out of five of Comcast's first DOCSIS 3.1 markets.
'Unlock the Box' Vote Is Just the Beginning
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  1 comment
The FCC voted along party lines to pass Chairman Tom Wheeler's Unlock the Box proposal.
Is Video Going Viral, or What?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Forget about TV Everywhere; Video Everywhere is about a lot more than streaming entertainment programming to portable video devices.
Before the FCC Vote: Set-Top Fight Redux
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Sometimes a set-top isn't just a set-top.
Rough Arris Q4 Buoyed a Bit by Software
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2016  |  Post a comment
2015 wasn't the easiest year for Arris.
CableLabs Makes Symmetrical Multi-Gig Push
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Cable R&D group unveils sudden effort to craft 'Full Duplex' DOCSIS spec that would leverage mobile technology to boost upstream speeds.
AT&T Winds Down U-verse TV Era
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2016  |  5 comments
AT&T transitions its video focus to DirecTV.
Eurobites: Big Guns Take Aim at 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA's Ensemble tunes up; VimpelCom admits wrongdoing; Net Insight's Q4 investments take their toll; buffering is bad for blood pressure.
Smaller MSOs Prep for DOCSIS 3.1 & PON
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2016  |  Post a comment
At NCTC winter conference, small and midsized cable operators outline plans to launch both DOCSIS 3.1 and PON services for gigabit speeds.
Liberty Global Presses Pause on 4K, WiFi First Hopes
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global says it will "wait and see" on 4K TV.
Gearing Up for the GigaHome
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Now that service providers are starting to deliver gigabit speeds to the home, it's time for in-home networks to start picking up the pace as well.
Netflix Cloud Casts Long Shadow Over Cable
MariNation  | 
2/16/2016  |  11 comments
Nothing makes cable companies look more like lumbering troglodytes than the cloud-native architecture of OTT rival Netflix.
Honoring Women in Comms' Leading Lights
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/16/2016  |  1 comment
Cast your vote for the year's most inspiring woman in comms, female tech pioneer and female-led startup to watch, to be awarded at BCE's Leading Lights gala.
Eurobites: India Turns Up Tax Heat on Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica tackles IoT security; Virgin Media's fourth quarter; Telecom Italia's three-year grand plan.
Vodafone, Liberty Global Form Dutch JV
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2016  |  Post a comment
The combination will create a stronger challenger to incumbent KPN in the market for both fixed and mobile services.
Eurobites: MTS & Telco Comrades Get It On
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Maroc profits fall; 3 boss talks up O2 acquisition; Vodafone buffs up tax halo.
Google to Skip 600MHz Auction – Report
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2016  |  5 comments
Web giant will not take part in the upcoming 'incentive' auction of 600MHz spectrum, according to Reuters.
Gigabites: Google Fiber Fights for Pole Position
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  1 comment
Don't laugh. It always comes down to pole attachments.
Comcast May Be Lone MSO Wireless Bidder
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2016  |  3 comments
TWC, Charter, Cablevision and Bright House will all likely pass on FCC's spectrum auction next month because of pending mergers.
Is 2016 the Year TiVo Gets Acquired?
MariNation  | 
2/11/2016  |  2 comments
Rumor is that suitors are circling again, and TiVo has reason to consider their proposals.
Win a Genuine Telecom Artifact at This Year's Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray  | 
2/11/2016  |  Post a comment
There's a skeleton in the Leading Lights closet this year…
All Change in Video
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/11/2016  |  1 comment
At this moderated panel at 2020 Vision in Dublin, Alan Breznick, Cable/Video Practice Leader of Light Reading, sits down with Jeff Finkelstein, director of network architecture at Cox Communications, to discuss the rapidly changing video market.
Cisco's Open Source Moves Not All Altruistic
MariNation  | 
2/10/2016  |  3 comments
Remote PHY is good for Cisco's CCAP business, so why not use open source to give the technology a boost?
Leading Lights Awards 2016 - Open for Business
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
Was 2015 a standout year for your company? Then you should enter the industry's most prestigious awards program –- it really does have something for everyone!
CableLabs Spawns Startup Accelerator
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  1 comment
It's not your typical startup incubator.
Midco Joins DOCSIS 3.1 Parade
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Midsized US MSO becomes the latest cable operator to launch field trials of new gigabit-enabling broadband spec.
Live 4K TV Sports Picking Up Speed
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/9/2016  |  1 comment
North American viewers with UHD sets and set-tops will now get to watch soccer, hockey and basketball games in 4K, thanks to moves by Videotron, Univision, Neulion and others.
Eurobites: BT Runs C-RAN Over Copper With G.fast
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers top footy content for free; France goes after Facebook; small cells and bus stops.
Why IP Live Production Will Be Revolutionary
Column  | 
2/9/2016  |  1 comment
In the second part of a two-part series, Paul Robinson explains why the move to live IP production is an opportunity to significantly change the viewing experience, and more importantly, open up new revenue and business opportunities.
It's Time to Integrate OTT Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/8/2016  |  8 comments
Report from Leichtman Research Group drives home the need for pay-TV providers to incorporate Internet video services into their overall video offerings immediately.
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