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New Privacy Rules Are a Waste of Time
Rewired  | 
3/31/2016  |  Post a comment
FCC proposes forcing broadband ISPs to get explicit consent from customers before using browsing data, ignoring the real online privacy threats.
Huawei Still Striking Out With US Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  4 comments
Although it's been trying hard for several years, Huawei has still not managed to sign up any large or midsized US MSOs for its next-gen cable equipment.
Frontier Takes Over FiOS Tomorrow
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  10 comments
Frontier will take over the Verizon footprint in California, Florida and Texas on April 1. More than half of those systems support FiOS customers.
Huawei's New Acting CEO Key to Global Expansion
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2016  |  1 comment
Huawei names Ken Hu, currently the chairman of Huawei USA, as its latest acting CEO.
AT&T Explores G.fast for MDUs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/31/2016  |  3 comments
In this first part of a new sponsored blog series, AT&T's Bill Smith explains how AT&T hopes to complement its GPON-powered GigaPower rollout with additional technologies, such as G.fast.
Comcast Ends EA Games on X1 – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  1 comment
A trial partnership that had Comcast streaming EA Games titles to X1 set-top boxes appears to be on the verge of shutting down.
4K & VR Trickle Out... Slowly
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  2 comments
Not so much a stream, but a trickle.
Eurobites: ASN, Cinia Hit 18 Tbit/s in Subsea Tests
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: key Vodafone exec to retire in June; Tilgin looks for partners; EE takes TV everywhere; SoundCloud goes mainstream.
A Man, a Mission & an Underwater Flashlight
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2016  |  9 comments
Comcast Engineer Chris Luke wants to make engineering cool for girls to create a more fair and equitable future workforce for his 10-year-old daughter.
Google Fiber Moves a Step Closer to Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  5 comments
You can't fight the triple play.
Leading Lights 2016: There's Still Time
Shades of Ray  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
There's still time to enter this year's Leading Lights awards -- here are the details you need.
Beamr Buys Vanguard in Latest Encoder Deal
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Video optimization meets video encoding in Beamr deal to acquire Vanguard.
Eurobites: Etisalat Tests Microwave Backhaul in Egypt
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat appoints new group CEO; Orange puts Brahmaputra to the test; OTT trends in France and the UK.
Gigabit Cities: All You Need to Know
MariNation  | 
3/28/2016  |  6 comments
Everything you ever wanted to know about Gigabit Cities at our Gigabit Cities Live event on April 5.
Taking the All-Video Approach
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/28/2016  |  Post a comment
NCTC's John Childress discusses how smaller cable operators are integrating OTT video, multiscreen and TiVo apps into their offerings.
WiFi: 'All About That Data'
Column  | 
3/28/2016  |  Post a comment
To ensure the best possible customer experience, service providers must find ways to make more performance metrics available to users.
Gigabites: 10-Gig Gets Real
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2016  |  4 comments
Is national broadband definition really only 25 Mbits/s?
Netflix Caps Its Own Streams
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2016  |  3 comments
Netflix mobile users aren't getting what they pay for.
Wi-Fi First & Foremost
Column  | 
3/25/2016  |  Post a comment
How cable operators can prepare to grasp the mobility opportunity.
Rovi Talking TiVo Takeover – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2016  |  5 comments
Light Reading's TiVo takeover predictions appear to be coming true.
Charter Shot Clock Stops, Review Continues
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2016  |  Post a comment
The 180-day shot clock has ended, and the FCC is reportedly close to approving Charter's buyout of TWC and Bright House Networks.
DT Hits 550 Mbit/s on New Hybrid Router
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2016  |  2 comments
German incumbent's R&D lab achieves speeds of 550 Mbit/s on a next-generation hybrid router that could help in the battle against broadband rivals.
Eurobites: UK Govt Ups Pace on '10 Mbit/s for All'
News Analysis  | 
3/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UPC Cablecom expands coverage; Android Pay on its way to UK; oilfield innovation.
How to Solve the Sponsored Data Dilemma
MariNation  | 
3/23/2016  |  9 comments
One industry watcher's opinion.
Verizon Preps Next Major Broadband Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2016  |  9 comments
After releasing an RFP in December, Verizon appears close to choosing its vendors for a major wireline upgrade to NG-PON2.
Altice, Sigfox Join Forces in French IoT Battle
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2016  |  1 comment
Partnership will pit a Sigfox-equipped Numericable-SFR against LoRa-wielding Orange and Bouygues in France's IoT market.
Orange & Hutch: A Tale of Two Takeovers
Morris Lore  | 
3/22/2016  |  Post a comment
France's Orange has a better chance of acquiring Bouygues Telecom than Hutchison does of merging the UK's 3 and O2. But the lack of a consistent regulatory approach is worrying.
Leading Lights Deadline Looms
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2016  |  2 comments
Hurry up folks -- you've got only days to hit the entry deadline for this year's Leading Lights awards.
Amazon Priming for Cable Biz – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2016  |  2 comments
Amazon and Comcast sitting in a tree...
Talkin' 'Bout Next-Generation DOCSIS
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/21/2016  |  1 comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein offers his views on DOCSIS 3.1, Full Duplex DOCSIS and Distributed Access Architecture.
Eurobites: Dubai Taps Nokia's Smart City Nous
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the old Nokia and the new Finland; MTS full-year numbers; Ericsson upgrades in Zambia.
Gigabites: Muni Broadband Takes a Backseat
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2016  |  Post a comment
EPB has no chance for further broadband expansion in Tennessee this year.
Ciena Builds on Verizon's Metro Specs
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2016  |  6 comments
Ciena's new metro packet-optical system has been designed to meet Verizon's requirements but will it have broader appeal? Opinions are divided.
Facebook, Twitter Join TV Hopefuls – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/18/2016  |  3 comments
Another day, another OTT video rumor.
New SCTE CTO Talks D3.1, WiFi, 4K
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/18/2016  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, new SCTE CTO Chris Bastian shares his insights on three hot tech topics in the cable sphere.
Imagination Reveals More Cuts
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Buffeted by slowing sales in the smartphone market, the company is cutting costs and laying off hundreds. It will focus on GPUs, MIPS processors and is still figuring out what to do with its SoC operation.
Dish Splits Screens for March Madness
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Dish delivers 4 HD streams at once for viewers with 4K TV sets and the newest Hopper DVR with Sports Bar mode.
Eurobites: O2 & 3 May Not Become One
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone, SAP team up for IoT; Apple loses streaming patents case in Germany; Southend goes gigabit.
SDN's Second Act: What It Means for Cable
News Analysis  | 
3/17/2016  |  Post a comment
SDN and virtualization are evolving towards more customer-facing products and services for cable operators.
Orange Launches Livebox at Louvre With Luc
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2016  |  2 comments
French incumbent takes wraps off a forthcoming home gateway that will only add to the pressure on its broadband rivals.
Verizon Nabs Volicon for Media Monitoring
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Volicon brings video monitoring solutions to Verizon's DMS business.
Adtran Launches 10-Gig Trials
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2016  |  1 comment
Using the new XGS-PON standard, Adtran has entered into multiple 10-Gig customer trials.
FCC Nearing Charter Merger Approval – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2016  |  3 comments
Five variables to consider as the FCC closes in on Charter merger approval.
Eurobites: Altice Preps Gigabit Launch With Arris
News Analysis  | 
3/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei powers Finland-Germany link; Sky falls foul of ad authority; Proximus creates "smart mobility" joint venture.
Comcast's Next-Gen Playbook
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/16/2016  |  1 comment
Comcast's Rob Howald spells out the MSO's focus on DOCSIS 3.1, DAA and deep fiber technologies.
In D3.1 First, Comcast Goes Gig in Atlanta
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2016  |  3 comments
Comcast is first to market with DOCSIS 3.1.
No-Growth Altice Results Send Shares Falling
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2016  |  1 comment
Acquisitive cable operator has yet to address concern about its strategy of axing costs to boost profits while taking on eye-watering levels of debt.
Peregrine Chip Eases D3.1 Transitions
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2016  |  Post a comment
The new switch IC can be used in cable CPE to make the products capable of supporting dual bands. This means MSOs won't have to replace CPE when they allocate more bandwidth to the upstream.
Don't Bet on Full Duplex Yet
Breznick Unbound  | 
3/14/2016  |  2 comments
Did CableLabs jump the gun by announcing its Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 initiative so early? Some senior cable technologists think so, and so do I.
Cable Dreams of a Greater Upstream
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2016  |  Post a comment
The mid-split is back on the table for cable, but probably not for everyone.
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