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Why Sky's the Limit for Comcast
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  1 comment
Despite investor skepticism, Comcast executives see Sky as 'great fit' as they seek to create greater scale, expand internationally, add more high-value content and boost their technological capabilities.
Is Paid Prioritization the New Privacy?
Rewired  | 
2/28/2018  |  8 comments
Internet users have grown used to being tracked online, but will they ever accept the fact that some applications need special treatment by ISPs?
Altice Amps Up US Capex for FTTH, New Box
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Altice USA aims to boost capital spending by roughly 30% this year as it ramps up FTTH network construction, deploys new home entertainment hubs and preps for new wireless service.
Ericsson Wants to Add Compute to CDNs
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2018  |  Post a comment
CDNs can offer more than just storage at the edge.
Court Puts FTC Back in Net Neutrality Mix
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
US appeals court upholds agency's authority to regulate some trade practices of common carriers, lets suit proceed against AT&T.
Another Reason to Promote Women in Comms
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2018  |  Post a comment
More women in leadership and board positions could help combat sexual harassment in the workplace. Join WiC in Denver as we discuss this and more on March 22.
Comcast Bids $31B to Steal Sky From Fox, Disney
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
Comcast wants to own [the] Sky.
Vodafone's Colao, DT's Höttges Lock Horns in Barca
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2018  |  1 comment
The bosses of two of Europe's biggest telcos have clashed over prospective takeover activity in Germany.
Ruckus Reveals CBRS Home Gateway
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  Post a comment
Arris brings Ruckus to the home with new fixed wireless broadband gateway.
Quint Plays: The Smart (Home) Move for SPs
Column  | 
2/26/2018  |  3 comments
IoT technologies are now enabling cable operators and other service providers to offer 'quint play' bundles with smart home services for subscribers.
A Quiet Year for Video at MWC?
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2018  |  2 comments
AT&T and Verizon aren't saying much about mobile video ahead of this year at Mobile World Congress.
WiCipedia: Moms as Breadwinners & Black Panther a Win for WiT
WiCipedia  | 
2/23/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Motherhood is on the rise; Damore gets shut down; Hollywood gets something right; and more.
FCC Sets April Funeral for Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2018  |  13 comments
Making net neutrality's planned demise official, Commission sets April 23 as the end date for the Obama-era rules with publication of its new deregulatory order in the Federal Register.
Why Video Providers Should Adopt HEVC Now
Column  | 
2/22/2018  |  4 comments
Despite Apple's recent embrace of the new AVI video codec, service and content providers should still place their bets on HEVC now and worry about AVI later.
Sling TV Soars at Dish's Expense
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  1 comment
Releasing its Sling TV sub umbers for the first time, Dish Network reports that its OTT service scaled 2 million subscribers while its core satellite TV service continued to shed customers.
Ruckus Revels in IoT & CBRS at MWC
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Big product announcements arrive from the newly minted Arris subsidiary.
Stakes Run High for Tivo in Comcast Suit
MariNation  | 
2/20/2018  |  2 comments
Even a win in court doesn't mean Tivo will walk away a victor.
Cisco Unveils 'Crosswork' – a Grand Plan to Automate SP Networks
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco Crosswork Network Automation is designed to help service providers innovate faster to meet demand. But are Cisco the guys to deliver on this solution?
21st Century Networking? Welcome to the Lock-In
From the Founder  | 
2/20/2018  |  4 comments
The world of virtualization is struggling to wrench itself away from the claws of vendor lock-in, which runs counter to everything that NFV stands for.
Eurobites: Vodafone Uses 4G to Track Drones
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets the smart city; more 5G claims; BT sells cable-making business; new boss-in-waiting for Ireland's eir.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: A Little Ray of Sunshine
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Ain't no sunshine when he's gone, so Ray's back with Scott to talk about full-on fiber and Nokia's tactical withdrawal from the digital health market.
Liberty Global Ratchets Up Capex Again
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2018  |  1 comment
Already spending heavily on network extensions and new equipment, especially in the UK, big European MSO aims to boost its capex even higher in 2018.
PON, 5G & the Case for Convergence
News Analysis  | 
2/16/2018  |  Post a comment
5G may finally be driving the business case for fixed mobile convergence.
WiCipedia: Terrible People, #MeToo Venting & Magic Mike, Here We Come!
WiCipedia  | 
2/16/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Another tech conference, another inappropriate after-party; views on math affect performance; equal pay schmequal pay; and more.
Has Europe Switched to a Fiber Diet? Not Yet...
Shades of Ray  | 
2/15/2018  |  9 comments
The European region, including Russia, has experienced two years of 20%+ growth in FTTH/B connections but many markets still haven't really woken up.
Ruckus Gives Arris a Boost in Q4
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Only a month after the acquisition closed, Ruckus was already contributing to Arris's top-line growth.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets a Case of the Shakes Over Digital Health Market
News Analysis  | 
2/15/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media stands out for Liberty Global; Sigfox accentuates the positive; fiber's socio-economic benefits.
Com Hem Rolls Harmonic's Software CCAP
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Although Com Hem isn't Harmonic's first CableOS customer, it is the first one to go on the record as deploying the vendor's virtualized cable access network system known as CableOS.
Eurobites: UK's 5G Auction Hurdle Cleared
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia addresses virtualization risks; ARM targets machine learning; UK soccer rights auction suffers deflation.
Windstream Rebrands to Challenge Incumbents
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Rebranded units will more aggressively target customers, particularly customers of incumbents not changing with the times.
Altice Champions NG-PON2 for 5G Fronthaul
News Analysis  | 
2/14/2018  |  Post a comment
International operator believes the emerging fiber access broadband technology will be needed to support a disaggregated radio access network once 5G is deployed.
Net Neutrality: States' Rights vs. the FCC
News Analysis  | 
2/13/2018  |  8 comments
Net neutrality is the new states' rights debate.
Federal Funds for Broadband? Unlikely
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  21 comments
Trump's infrastructure bill promises little in the way of federal funding for broadband deployments.
Denmark's TDC Accepts US$6.7B Takeover Bid
News Analysis  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
The Danish national operator has accepted a renewed takeover offer from Macquarie and various pension funds that values it at about US$6.7 billion.
Beating Netflix at Its Own Game
Column  | 
2/12/2018  |  Post a comment
How pay-TV operators can unleash the power of AI and deep learning to compete in the rapidly changing video market.
Warning: US Cablecos Will Go National
MariNation  | 
2/9/2018  |  10 comments
The shot clock has started. Tick, tick, tick... boom!
It's Time to Enter the Leading Lights
Shades of Ray  | 
2/9/2018  |  Post a comment
If your company excelled during the past year, you need to be submitting your entry for this year's Leading Lights awards. Get the full details by clicking on this link.
Google Access: New Leader, New Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2018  |  2 comments
Google has learned a lesson or two about delivering broadband.
AT&T Makes Major 'Wind' Buy
News Analysis  | 
2/8/2018  |  1 comment
Network operator investing heavily in renewable energy joins other US corporations in wind-buying alliance.
Android TV Arrives With Evolution Digital
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  2 comments
The future is rosy for Android TV.
Charter Has Big Gig Plans for 2018
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider plans to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 and offer 1-Gig service across its 50-million-home footprint by year's end.
Eurobites: Nokia, Qualcomm Boast 5G Network-to-Device Interop Tests
News Analysis  | 
2/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Elisa tests virtual reality and more on pre-standard 5G; VodafoneZiggo upgrades core with Ericsson; Com Hem gets 1.2Gbit/s symmetrical over fiber coax.
TCS Plots M&A as It Joins the Vendor Ranks
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Tata Consultancy Services, an important partner to many operators and system vendors, will develop and sell its own products as it reinvents itself as a 'new systems integrator.'
Frontier Deflects Sell-Off Rumors
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  2 comments
Easy come, easy go.
Verizon Demos 50-Meg VR App Over 5G
News Analysis  | 
2/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual Skybox VR demo imported 4K feeds and interactive extras into an app streamed live over Verizon's pre-5G test network.
Charter Sees High Capex Peaking
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Second-biggest US cable and broadband provider says its heavy capital spending will start to ebb a bit this year even as it carries out more all-digital and DOCSIS 3.1 system upgrades.
AT&T Data Center Sale Not About Time Warner
News Analysis  | 
2/5/2018  |  1 comment
Scale is everything.
Operators Adopt Bolder Strategies for Automation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/5/2018  |  Post a comment
The most recent Thought Leadership Council (TLC) survey finds that although most communications service providers (CSPs) prefer to have a solid plan in place before moving on a new market trend, it's not looking to be the same for automation, as most CSPs surveyed say they are moving forward without solid plans.
Don't Laugh, Charter Is Testing '6G' Wireless
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2018  |  6 comments
Maybe cry instead.
Vodafone in Talks to Acquire Liberty Global Assets
News Analysis  | 
2/2/2018  |  Post a comment
Major merger not being discussed but the acquisition by Vodafone of European assets is being considered, the companies admit.
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