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Content tagged with Cable posted in February 2017
Arris Brings D3.1 Modem to Retail
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2/28/2017  |  3 comments
After some initial delays, Arris is entering the emerging retail market for DOCSIS 3.1 cable modems, competing with Netgear and Linksys.
Eurobites: Proximus Brings 4.5G to Belgium
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2/28/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT could lose a bundle from the unbundled; Honda to launch connected car services in Europe; new face at CityFibre; TalkTalk revamps mobile TV offer.
US Ignite Unites Telecom With Smart Cities
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2/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Once again, US Ignite is partnering local governments with telecom companies, this time for new funding pursuits.
Comcast Brings YouTube to the Living Room
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2/27/2017  |  8 comments
In another sign of the growing integration between pay-TV and OTT players, Comcast plans to launch YouTube as an app on its X1 set-tops later this year.
Is Ruckus Right for Arris?
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2017  |  5 comments
The Ruckus acquisition is a big bet for Arris. Here's a look at some of the challenges ahead and what CEO Bruce McClelland thinks are the strategic opportunities.
WiCipedia: The Case for Grit, Don't Call It Quits & Lawless Politics
WiCipedia  | 
2/24/2017  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: What does it take to be a woman in tech?; How much do you need to make in a top tech city?; Why should young women enter politics? We've got answers.
Orange Hints at 2017 Capex Rise as Spain Buoys 2016 Sales
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2/23/2017  |  Post a comment
France's Orange had its Spanish business to thank for sales growth last year but remains confident that revenues will stabilize at home in 2017.
Arris Bags Ruckus Assets in $800M Deal
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2/23/2017  |  3 comments
For $800 million in cash, Arris plans to buy both Ruckus Wireless assets and the ICX Switch business from Brocade.
Dish in 2016: ARPU Up, Video Subs Down
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  1 comment
Riddle me this: How is Dish increasing ARPU even as its base of cheaper Sling TV subscribers grows?
AT&T Lab Tests DirecTV Now Over 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2017  |  1 comment
The telco's OTT video service gets its first 5G trial run.
My, Light Reading, How You've Grown!
Shades of Ray  | 
2/21/2017  |  5 comments
The Light Reading group is now much more than the mothership website and the Heavy Reading analyst group -- the family has grown to include the Telecoms.com news site, dedicated communities and wiki-style databases.
Broadband Has a Problem on the Pole
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2017  |  21 comments
Competitive broadband providers want to take their pole attachment fight to the federal government.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Extends Smart Home Platform
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2/20/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Amazon seeks drone dudes and more in the UK; BT lands Indian broadcast contract; Orange invests in Android-based transaction system; BlackBerry sues Nokia.
VTR Taps ActiveVideo's Cloud Video Platform
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Major South American cable operator leverages ActiveVideo's cloud-based video platform to boost VOD usage.
Sen. Schatz: No Big Infrastructure Bill Coming
News Analysis  | 
2/17/2017  |  1 comment
Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) warns the telecom industry not to hitch its wagon to a big infrastructure bill out of Congress.
A Solid First Step Toward Greater Broadband Deployment
Column  | 
2/17/2017  |  2 comments
Private investment is essential if the US is to reach its broadband goals, particularly for connecting rural America, writes former Congressman Rick Boucher.
WiCipedia: Fintech Flexibility, Snap Missteps & Women of Wearables
WiCipedia  | 
2/17/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Snap Inc. corrects equal pay snafu; fintech offers flexibility; an inspiring Google app; and more.
TiVo Sees Some Headwinds Coming
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2017  |  Post a comment
While the TiVo-Rovi integration is progressing smoothly, the company expects lower hardware and content protection licensing sales in 2017, plus lower revenue from Comcast.
Charter Launches 5G Field Trials
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2017  |  6 comments
In a surprise move, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge used the company's Q4 earnings call to announce new 5G plans.
Broadcast OTT Services Start Scaling
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2017  |  1 comment
HBO Now, CBS All Access and Showtime's OTT service all now boast about 1.5 million subscribers or more after two years of operation.
Europe's Incredible Shrinking FTTH Price Tag
Shades of Ray  | 
2/16/2017  |  2 comments
A new analysis of the cost of taking fiber connections to each home across Europe presents a total cost that just keeps getting smaller – that's great, right?
Eurobites: Vodafone & Huawei Enter LAA Land
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2/16/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin adds RGUs; Deutsche Telekom hooks up with Amazon's Alexa; BT extends Asda MVNO contract.
Eurobites: DT, Ericsson Slice 5G With SK Telecom
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2/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat bird blasts off successfully; identity crisis at UK government; Proximus connects cars; Sky fills in notspots at new HQ.
Comcast Teases X1 With Xfinity Stream
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2/15/2017  |  2 comments
For those Comcast subscribers who can't get X1, there's Xfinity Stream.
Is Magic Leap a Mirage of Misogyny & Deceit?
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2/14/2017  |  3 comments
A lawsuit, filed by the well-funded startup's former VP of marketing, suggests it created a hostile work environment for women and used misleading marketing.
Verizon & Charter: No Sweet Valentines
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/14/2017  |  1 comment
Two Wall Street analysts have now concluded that Verizon stands to gain much more from marrying Charter than vice versa.
AT&T Going Gig in 50+ Metros
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T announced plans this morning to launch gigabit service over FTTH in five more US markets by month's end, increasing its reach to 51 metros.
Time to Invest in Virtual Reality?
Column  | 
2/13/2017  |  9 comments
Is the current virtual reality customer experience equivalent to the significant investment?
CenturyLink Embraces OTT Video
News Analysis  | 
2/10/2017  |  7 comments
Signaling a video course change, the big US telco plans to launch an OTT service this year and 'de-emphasize' its Prism TV IPTV service.
Eurobites: Nokia & 3 Go Cloud Native
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2/10/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Italian FTTH joint venture comes under competition scrutiny; Ericsson calls for security; MPs press for inquiry into Murdoch's Sky bid.
WiCipedia: Debugging the Gap, GE's Gender Pledge & #ShePersisted
WiCipedia  | 
2/10/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A new documentary about women who code comes to Netflix; GE's lofty goals; Elizabeth Warren stands for all women; and more.
Qwilt Opens Up at the Edge
News Analysis  | 
2/9/2017  |  Post a comment
Qwilt's new Open Edge Cloud is the next evolution of its transparent caching technology for video delivery.
New CableLabs Optical Tech Promises Big Bandwidth Boost
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Early CableLabs tests of coherent optics for the access network are producing speeds above 2 terabits per second.
SoftBank's Son & Trump: Marriage of Expedience
Morris Lore  | 
2/8/2017  |  2 comments
The Japanese tycoon hints at favorable regulatory changes in the US market, but will he ultimately rue his chummy relationship with Trump?
Dan Sahar of Qwilt on Open Edge Cloud Platform
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
2/8/2017  |  Post a comment
Dan Sahar, Qwilt's co-founder, sits down with Steve Saunders of Light Reading for a conversation about Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud platform and the new role of service providers in application and content delivery.
Casa Backs Cable's Entry Into Wireless
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2/7/2017  |  1 comment
Casa Systems is showing off a virtualized fixed-mobile convergence solution for cable operators seeking to deploy WiFi-First and other wireless services.
Playing Politics at the FCC
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2017  |  1 comment
Rancor at the FCC isn't fading with new leadership in place.
Nagra, Altice Unlock TV Security Market in US
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable content protection will never be the same.
Cox Picks Arris, Netgear for Next-Gen WiFi
News Analysis  | 
2/3/2017  |  1 comment
Cox isn't licensing the new Comcast digital home solution to power its premium Panoramic WiFi service. At least not yet.
WiCipedia: Gaming the System, Bros Not Wanted & Be the Next Jane Bond
WiCipedia  | 
2/3/2017  |  6 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Federal IT jobs for women; Super Bowl ads get less sexist; bye bye brogrammers; and more.
Facebook's Video Future Still Hazy
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  4 comments
What does Facebook want to be when it grows up?
Time to Enter the Leading Lights 2017
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Did you have an incredible 2016? Then you need to enter the industry's most prestigious awards program, the Leading Lights, now in its 13th year – it really does have something for everyone!
Eurobites: Telenor Treads Water in Q4
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ooredoo lands in Sicily; Sky and Discovery settle their differences; mobile research revealed; some better news for refugees.
Vodafone Sales Hit by Price Pressure in India, UK
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  1 comment
Service provider says full-year earnings will be at the lower end of previously issued guidance because of difficulties in two key markets.
Nokia Upbeat on Turnaround Despite Sales Decline
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2017  |  3 comments
Finnish vendor heralds good progress on cost savings and the implementation of its new strategy.
Could Trump Give a Boost to German Broadband?
Morris Lore  | 
2/1/2017  |  1 comment
A deal involving T-Mobile could help Deutsche Telekom to fund broadband improvements in its heartlands.
NY State Sues Charter for Broadband Fraud
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2017  |  Post a comment
New York AG claims Charter isn't providing the broadband speeds that subscribers are paying for.
Verizon Completes XO Fiber Buy; 5G Stage Set
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2017  |  1 comment
Verizon has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of XO's fiber business, setting the stage for 5G.
Eurobites: Telia Buys Into Smart City Future
News Analysis  | 
2/1/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dido Harding steps down at TalkTalk; wholesale roaming caps finally agreed; Sky moves content closer with Nokia's Velocix; Hitler's phone up for auction.

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