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Silicon Dust to Snuff OTT-TV Service Linked to Omniverse
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3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Shutdown of HDHomerun Premium TV, an inexpensive OTT-TV service for cord-cutters, arrives in wake of copyright lawsuit lobbed at Omniverse One World Television.
WiCipedia: The AI Diversity Struggle, Companies Aren't Prioritizing Equality & New-Mom Decisions
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3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Hopperx1 brings the ladies of tech together once again; IBM tackles gender inequality and bias in AI; new moms have big decisions to make when it comes to taking time off work, and more.
Why Cable Automation Is Taking Off
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss shares highlights of his firm's fresh research about the cable industry's growing forays into network automation.
Why Android TV Is Catching On With Pay-TV Operators
The Bauminator  | 
3/29/2019  |  Post a comment
Enabling in-app upgrades and transactions without paying a tax to Google has made Android TV's 'Operator Tier' particularly attractive, industry sources say.
Cable's Performance in Mobile Fails to Impress Wall Street
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3/28/2019  |  2 comments
Investors had hoped that Comcast and Charter might pose a significant threat to the likes of AT&T and Verizon in mobile. Newly reduced expectations from Wall Street indicate those hopes haven't panned out.
Memory Pricing Improvements Aid Arris-CommScope Deal
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3/28/2019  |  Post a comment
Softening pricing on key set-top box components could goose device margins and put a bit more financial luster on the proposed merger, analyst says.
Eurobites: Orange Invests €3M in DevOps Startup
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3/28/2019  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange tackles fake news; Liquid Telecom Kenya chooses Nokia for OTN/DWDM upgrade; Trondheim intends to be a 5G early adopter.
Cox Readies Cloud DVR Rollout
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3/27/2019  |  Post a comment
Cox, a Comcast X1 syndication partner, expects to deploy the new offering later this year.
Delivering Apple's Promise: A Premium Streaming Service
The Philter  | 
3/27/2019  |  2 comments
The launch of Apple TV+ assumes great broadband service, and that buzz may help savvy service providers connect with new customers.
OTT Has Become a Copycat League
The Bauminator  | 
3/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Lacking in the innovation or disruption departments, Apple's new video playbook looks like a carbon copy of everyone else's.
Enghouse Puts Up $42.1M for Video Tech Specialist Espial
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3/26/2019  |  4 comments
Deal follows recent M&A wave in the tough global video and pay-TV market.
Apple Showtime Feels Like a Re-Run
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3/26/2019  |  Post a comment
Analysts are stumbling out of the auditorium after Apple's big TV reveal, and they are not overly impressed at what they have seen.
Charter, US Ignite Spark Smart Cities Project
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Spectrum Enterprise unit and non-profit group team on exploration and rollout of apps and services that use mix of wired and wireless connectivity options underpinned by a data management platform.
Eurobites: Inmarsat Agrees to $3.4B Takeover Bid
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3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new UK FTTH player raises £75 million; EU encourages data sharing, says no to US-led Huawei gear ban; Abu Dhabi hub targets UK startups.
Wooing the Video Customers of Tomorrow
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/25/2019  |  Post a comment
Consumers are increasingly seeking simple, easily searchable and personalized viewing experiences anywhere, everywhere and all in one place.
'Cable' Heading Toward Extinction?
The Bauminator  | 
3/22/2019  |  3 comments
ACA has joined a growing list of industry companies and organizations that have dropped 'cable' from their names.
Cox Developing Version of Comcast's 'Flex' Streaming Product
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3/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Cox, an X1 syndication partner, says it expects to debut its new streaming product for broadband-only customers in the next couple of months.
Vodafone-Liberty Global Deal About to Catch More Heat – Report
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3/22/2019  |  Post a comment
Vodafone will likely offer concessions if European Union regulators trigger a warning about the possible anti-competitive effects of the proposed transaction.
WiCipedia: Theranos's Fall From Grace & Men Underpaid at Google
WiCipedia  | 
3/22/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Google announces that it underpaid men, not women; female founders fall harder when dethroned; Saudi Arabia espouses equality and gender balance; and more.
Comcast Targets 'Xfinity Flex' at Broadband-Only Subs
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3/21/2019  |  1 comment
In-footprint offering, at $5 per month, provides integrated access to a variety of free and subscription OTT services, offers an upgrade path to pay-TV, and runs on an X1-powered 4K/HDR-capable TV-connected device.
Ready Player Stadia: Google's Gaming Platform a Scary Prospect for Telcos
Morris Lore  | 
3/21/2019  |  9 comments
Google's new gaming platform could usher in a new age of cloud gaming, with ramifications for parents and telcos worldwide.
Cable Access Network Capex in for a Lumpy Ride
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3/21/2019  |  Post a comment
Spending expected to be sporadic as operators weigh when and how to migrate to distributed access architectures.
Google Puts a Price on CBRS SAS: $2.25/Month Per Home
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
One of the big mysteries in the CBRS 3.5GHz space is how much the SAS element of the system will cost. Google today provided a piece of this important financial puzzle.
An Extra Week to Enter the Leading Lights
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
You begged... we caved.
India's Airtel, Dish Eye TV Merger to Cope With RJio
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3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
Reliance Jio's activities in India's TV market could spur the same consolidation that has already swept through the mobile sector.
Verizon Faces 'Steep Climb' to Attain Attractive Return on 5G Home – Analyst
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3/20/2019  |  2 comments
Early on, 6% of residential addresses in parts of Sacramento are eligible for 5G Home, and just 3% of those eligible homes have signed up for service, MoffettNathanson finds in its analysis.
Ciena Talks Converged Interconnect Networks at Cable Next-Gen
Telecom Innovators Video Showcase  | 
3/20/2019  |  Post a comment
At Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies in Denver, Alan Breznick sat down with Ciena's Fernando Villarruel to talk about Converged Interconnect Network, DAA and the path to a more adaptive network.
Next Stop for Versa Networks – Europe
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2019  |  1 comment
The SD-WAN specialist has a healthy bed of customers and partners but has yet to make a significant impact in Europe. It's looking to change that.
Netflix Won't Join Apple's New TV Party
News Analysis  | 
3/19/2019  |  Post a comment
Tensions continue to build between Apple and the OTT video giant.
Who 'Owns' Omniverse's OTT-TV Customers?
The Bauminator  | 
3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Omniverse operates like the prepaid mobile market, and partners such as SkyStream, VivaLiveTV and SiliconDust make money off of commissions, CEO says.
OneWeb's Ambitions Blast Off With $1.25B From the Likes of Qualcomm, SoftBank
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
OneWeb scored another big round of funding to finance its big plan to launch hundreds of satellites into space and provide super-fast Internet services everywhere.
Windstream Puts Broadband Back in the Black
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3/18/2019  |  Post a comment
Aided by speed upgrades, the troubled company added 14,000 broadband subs in 2018, reversing the 45,000 losses it absorbed in the previous year.
Comcast Brings X1 Video to SMBs
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Operator's commercial services unit makes its cloud-powered video platform available to millions of SMBs across Comcast's footprint.
Had a Great Year? Then Enter the Leading Lights Awards
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2019  |  1 comment
Not entered yet? Then get a move on… there are only days left to submit your entries.
Podcast: The 10G Hype Freezes Over at CNG2019
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner join Phil Harvey for a round of drinks and a chat after the opening day of CNG2019 in Denver. The "bomb cyclone" did its worst, but it couldn't stop us from debating 10G vs. 5G and the future of cable video services.
WiCipedia: UN Calls for Women's Access to Tech & Men's Bad 'Tudes Halt Diversity
WiCipedia  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: 'Race-based ticket pricing' fuels outrage; UN calls for tech access for women; negative men are a barrier to women in tech; and more.
Eurobites: Maroc Telecom Relieves Millicom of Tigo Chad
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Everynet does LoRaWAN in Spain; RTL says no to joint streaming service with ProSiebenSat.1; Spotify's legal move makes waves.
Pay-TV Model Must Be 'Blown Up'
News Analysis  | 
3/15/2019  |  Post a comment
In order to get a better return on video services, operators must make fundamental changes spanning programming packages, box costs and how services are managed on the network.
Com Hem Mines & Analyzes Data to Boost Business Metrics
News Analysis  | 
3/14/2019  |  Post a comment
Combining and analyzing key network data with machine learning techniques has helped the Swedish operator improve churn and lift ARPU, exec says.
CableLabs CEO: 10G a 'Collection of Technologies'
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
The industry's initiative to deliver symmetrical speeds of 10 Gbit/s isn't just about Full Duplex DOCSIS.
Charter CTO Jay Rolls to Depart This Spring
News Analysis  | 
3/13/2019  |  1 comment
Exec expected to take a pause from the industry to complete his recovery from a ski accident that occurred last year and to spend more time with his family.
Apple Nears 'Show Time' for Long-Anticipated Streaming Service
The Bauminator  | 
3/13/2019  |  Post a comment
Some analysts aren't convinced that Apple's new video play can 'meaningfully reaccelerate' services growth for the company.
Comcast Has 'Line of Sight' to $10B in Biz Service Revenues
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Comcast Business is making some progress in reaching larger, enterprise business customers, cable unit CEO Dave Watson says.
FCC Stops Sprint/T-Mobile Merger Review Clock Again
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
The latest pause to the review could mean the process will start again on April 4.
MediaKind Tries to Do More With Mediaroom
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3/12/2019  |  Post a comment
Telefonica Brazil becomes latest Mediaroom partner to integrate Netflix at the set-top box and extend a technology bridge to MediaKind's newer, cloud-powered MediaFirst platform.
Charter CEO Hints at Smart Home Management Service
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3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
New offering is expected to debut this fall in Austin, Tom Rutledge says.
WOW Won't Wax Wireless… for Now
News Analysis  | 
3/11/2019  |  Post a comment
The competitive cable operator is not at a disadvantage without mobile in its service bundle, CEO says.
Altice USA Taps Goldman Sachs to Assess Lightpath Unit – Report
News Analysis  | 
3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
Discussions involving fiber-powered business services division could lead to a sale or bringing on an investor, Reuters says.
WiCipedia: Careers After Kids, Int'l Women's Day & Minority Founders
WiCipedia  | 
3/8/2019  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A new podcast addresses women in product tech; attendance at a conference for black women in STEM skyrockets; women leave work behind after having kids; and more.
Huawei Wages Lawfare Against US
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3/7/2019  |  Post a comment
Does Huawei know what it's getting itself into by taking the US government to court? This could be a risky move.
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