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Multiscreen Viewers Want Better Views
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  12 comments
Despite a decline in video buffering rates, multiscreen viewers expect much greater improvements in video streaming quality than service providers are delivering so far.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Extended
Shades of Ray  | 
3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.
Salinger Draws Comcast CCAP Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Comcast is adding DOCSIS 3.1 to its own CCAP product specs and looking at remote PHY next.
WOW Cozying Up to OTT With Good Reason
Rewired  | 
3/28/2014  |  8 comments
Consumers are already exploring their OTT options and one cable operator sees good business in helping them do that more easily.
Insights From Cable Next-Gen 2014
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast's Cloud DVR, distributed networks, DOCSIS 3.1, optical transport… all featured at the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver.
Comcast Cloud DVR Launches in Philly, Chicago Next
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  4 comments
Service started up earlier this week in Philadelphia and will hit the Windy City next week.
DOCSIS 3.1: What's Next?
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  8 comments
DOCSIS 3.1 development continues, but it's only one piece of the puzzle for next-generation cable networks.
Comcast Exec: Cable Industry on Track for Simplified, Distributed Networks
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  4 comments
Cable companies can make their all-IP networks more distributed, simpler, and better able to scale in support of apps.
Cable Has a PIC Opportunity, Reckons Infinera
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  5 comments
At the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver, Infinera execs push a PIC-based future for cable transport infrastructure.
Eurobites: NFV Italian Job for Metaswitch
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Richard gets four more years; BT uses Genband's knowhow; Telenor in antitrust trouble.
Cox Eyes Addressable Ad Trials
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  5 comments
Cox Media is ready to begin trials with Invidi to deliver addressable ads into live linear television.
Boingo Expands Hotspot 2.0 Trial to 23 Airports
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  10 comments
But wireless operators are taking a more cautious approach to the authentication technology.
Enter the Leading Lights Awards… NOW!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/26/2014  |  3 comments
Time is running out to be a part of this year's Leading Lights, the annual awards program run by Light Reading.
Sales Slump Takes Shine Off ZTE's Profits
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  1 comment
After a loss in 2012, ZTE was back in the black last year thanks to tax rebates, but its sales dipped significantly.
'Foreign' Tech Key to Cable Next-Gen Strategies
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  1 comment
Light Reading Live event in Denver digs into shift to all-IP and virtualization by cable industry, as well as new video strategies.
Eurobites: Orange Reviews Spanish Strategy
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet and OpenCloud enjoy a conscious coupling; Redknee's on the Swedish railways; Telenor sells Conax.
NBN Digs a Hole for Itself
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  9 comments
Australia's national broadband network project is in disarray.
Comcast-TWC: Merger of Equals in Poor Service?
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  12 comments
Consumers Union thinks the latest customer satisfaction ratings for Comcast and Time Warner Cable should give regulators great pause when considering the proposed merger of the two MSOs.
Power Companies Promise Gigabit Broadband
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  11 comments
Two cooperative power companies, Co-Mo Comm and Habersham EMC, are the latest electric utilities to announce plans to launch gigabit broadband service.
Eurobites: Telefónica Teams With Akamai
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable overtakes DSL for Dutch broadband; BT partners with EE; MasterCard gives Monitise a leg up.
Apple, Comcast in Streaming TV Talks – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2014  |  15 comments
Apple wants guaranteed service quality over Comcast's access network, according to a WSJ report.
Cable Pads US Broadband Lead
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2014  |  2 comments
Despite strong growth for the AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS Internet services, cable operators increase their dominance of the US broadband market.
Comcast's Home Hotspots Heat Up
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2014  |  9 comments
Comcast sees an uptick in home hotspot usage and calls WiFi 'our mobile network of choice.'
Netflix CEO Wants 'Strong' Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2014  |  8 comments
Reed Hastings lambasts 'big ISPs' that charge 'tolls' for direct connections to their broadband networks and calls for stronger net neutrality rules in US, spurring retort from Comcast.
Going All IP
Column  | 
3/24/2014  |  2 comments
Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.
TWC Execs' Prize? A Cool $135M
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2014  |  3 comments
Comcast proposes up to $135 million in 'golden parachute compensation' for senior Time Warner Cable executives if the merger of the two companies is successfully completed.
Euronews: Bouygues Back in SFR Frame With Higher Offer
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Turkey blocks Twitter; roaming milestone; chickens from hell!
Euronews: Slim's Austrian Plan Hits Roadblock
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2014  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE overnight outage; suicides at Orange France; spam fightback by UK mobile operators.
WOW Bucks Cable Trend
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2014  |  5 comments
Big US cable overbuilder posts video and broadband subscriber gains for the fourth quarter as it closes out 2013 on a stronger note than most large MSOs.
Look Out Below: Pay-TV Posts First Yearly Sub Drop
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2014  |  24 comments
Two new research reports indicate that the US pay-TV industry finally hit the wall last year, as cable sub losses overwhelmed customer gains by telco and satellite TV providers.
Comcast Opens Live Streaming Spigot
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2014  |  9 comments
Comcast is adding 18 new live TV channels to its Xfinity TV Go app and Xfinity website for viewing over WiFi, boosting its total streaming lineup to more than 40 channels.
US Carriers Should Fix Own Regulatory Crisis
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2014  |  15 comments
An industry exec advocates solving the issue of how to interconnect in the all-IP realm, instead of leaving it to the regulators and politicians.
NSN Mixes ChinaCache Into Its Liquid Apps
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2014  |  8 comments
ChinaCache's CDN in NSN basestations will enable operators to offer quicker content delivery and more personalized apps.
Harris Broadcast Does the Splits
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2014  |  5 comments
Under new CEO Charlie Vogt, Harris Broadcast divides itself up into two separate, privately owned firms -- Imagine Communications and GatesAir.
Reliance Rebrands With Its Head in the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2014  |  8 comments
'All of our customers are going to be in the cloud. They might not know it yet, but they're going to be there,' CEO Bill Barney tells Light Reading.
Amazon Gets on the Stick Too
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2014  |  15 comments
The Amazon set-top that Bloomberg said would launch last fall is now reportedly in the queue for next month. And it's no longer a set-top, but a streaming stick.
Euronews: Power Couple Vows to Take NFV Forward
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: what Vodafone does next; Numericable's plans for SFR; privatizations that might and might not happen.
Small Cells as a Service? Not So Fast, MSOs...
Jonestown  | 
3/17/2014  |  16 comments
AT&T Small Cells chief Gordon Mansfield is "skeptical" about the "small cells as a service" concept that MSOs have been talking up.
Boxfish Snatches the Bait
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2014  |  5 comments
Video data startup closes $7 million funding round to expand its TV discovery and audience targeting technology.
ONO Says Yes to Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2014  |  4 comments
Vodafone strikes €7.2 billion deal to acquire Spanish cable operator to add to its European non-mobile assets.
Euronews: Telefónica, Huawei Test SDN
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone buys ONO; TeliaSonera faces US probe into Uzbek unit; Orange 4G roaming extended.
TWC: We'll Give Comcast a Business Boost
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2014  |  8 comments
TW Cable CEO Rob Marcus says his company could give Comcast a nice boost in the commercial services space if the pending deal between the two MSOs goes through.
Euronews: Suri Slated for Nokia Top Job
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2014  |  13 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone close to ONO deal; Vivendi favors Numericable bid for SFR, says minister; the future of phone chargers.
Cable Vets Launch IP Video Startup
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2014  |  3 comments
Describing itself as "a next-generation cable provider," Boston-based Layer3 TV emerged from stealth mode today with the announcement that it has closed an initial $21 million funding round.
Liberty Global Joins Team RDK
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2014  |  1 comment
With an announcement today at Cable Congress in Amsterdam, Liberty Global said it will team with Comcast and Time Warner Cable as a strategic member of RDK Management LLC.
Euronews: Liberty Global Plans Pan-European MVNO
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia invests in Here; NSN focuses on mobile security; more Uzbek shenanigans.
TWC Subs Say No to Data Caps
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2014  |  8 comments
Proving that money isn't everything, a $5 monthly discount isn't enough to convince most TWC customers to choose a data-limited broadband plan over an unlimited one.
Arris Bags CCAP Deal in Germany
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2014  |  2 comments
Liberty Global's Unitymedia KabelBW deploys the Arris E6000 Converged Edge Router in Germany, extending the vendor's potential CCAP reach to millions more cable subscribers.
Euronews: Berners-Lee Wants Online Bill of Rights
News Analysis  | 
3/12/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: SFR bidding war hots up; trouble in Uzbekistan for VimpelCom; Brits can't get enough fast broadband.
How Comcast Could Take on YouTube
Column  | 
3/11/2014  |  11 comments
Reports that Comcast has a YouTube competitor in the works may have been overstated, but that doesn't mean the cable company won't go that route in the future.
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