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FCC's Wheeler: 'Internet Will Remain an Open Pathway'
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4/30/2014  |  9 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered a blistering speech to the cable industry emphasizing his dedication to maintaining an open Internet.
Arris Trials Hybrid DVR for In-Home IP
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4/30/2014  |  6 comments
Arris is demonstrating a headed gateway at The Cable Show that can source content from QAM and IP video streams and transmit both as IP in a subscriber's home.
StarHub Taps Casa for CCAP
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4/30/2014  |  1 comment
Casa Systems sells its next-gen CMTS solution to Singapore's second-largest pay-TV provider, extending its early momentum in the evolving CCAP sweepstakes.
Eurobites: EC Gets Tough on Patent 'Abuses'
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4/30/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's tax troubles in India; Ericsson appoints new strategy head; analysts claim BSkyB's lost TV subscribers.
Comcast: Stream Phone Videos to Grandma's TV
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4/29/2014  |  4 comments
Comcast announced new X1 features including the ability to stream video from mobile devices over the Internet to a TV screen.
Zodiac: One Software Stack to Rule Them All
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4/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Zodiac has introduced a hybrid QAM/IP software stack to unify the pay-TV user experience across unmanaged and managed devices including legacy set-tops.
Minerva Goes Multiscreen With RDK
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4/29/2014  |  Post a comment
Minerva will demonstrate the Minerva10 software platform on RDK-compliant, hybrid QAM/IP gateways at The Cable Show.
Nagra Doubles Down on DRM
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4/28/2014  |  1 comment
Nagra wins approval for its DRM solution from the Digital Transmission Licensing Authority to secure streaming video content.
Comcast to Send Subs to Charter if TWC Deal Closes
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4/28/2014  |  6 comments
Proposed deal would make Charter the second-largest cable operator in the US.
Rovi Makes It Personal
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4/28/2014  |  3 comments
Just two months after acquiring Veveo, Rovi has launched a new Personalized Discovery Solution combining metadata with voice-enabled semantic search technology.
Eurobites: EE Boasts Record 4G Take-Up in Q1
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4/28/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NSN donates to OpenSSL Project; vectoring in Serbia; BSkyB rethinks the set-top box; Etisalat on the up; more WiFi down the Tube.
Netflix Streams Onto US Cable
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4/25/2014  |  7 comments
Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications, and RCN all plan to launch a Netflix app to subscribers on leased TiVo set-tops.
Liberty Deploys Cloud-Based Social UI
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4/25/2014  |  2 comments
Liberty Global's Puerto Rican cable system is rolling out a cloud-based UI that relies on real-time audience viewing data to display popular programming in a video mosaic.
Bit Parts: Cashing In on Chips
News Analysis  | 
4/25/2014  |  3 comments
Welcome to 'Bit Parts,' a regular roundup of the technology, R&D, financial, and jobs news from the communications components sector.
Verizon FiOS Slows Down Again
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4/24/2014  |  30 comments
Verizon’s fiber-fed network signs up many fewer video and broadband subs in Q1 as FiOS starts to saturate its market.
TWC Cuts Video Losses, Boosts Data Gains
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4/24/2014  |  3 comments
No. 2 US MSO reports lowest quarterly video sub losses and highest broadband sub gains in years in first-quarter earnings.
FCC's 'Middle Ground' Already Under Attack
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4/24/2014  |  31 comments
Net neutrality proponents claim Wheeler has betrayed the free and open Internet by advancing plans to allow premium broadband services.
Ericsson Looks to Future as Q1 Sales Slump
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4/23/2014  |  2 comments
First-quarter revenues dip as network rollout projects in US and Japan tail off, but margins are better and sales are set to pick up in H2.
AT&T Joins OTT Video Parade
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4/22/2014  |  2 comments
After losing out in a joint bid to gobble up Hulu last year, AT&T and The Chernin Group have joined forces again to invest more than $500 million in over-the-top video services.
Fan TV Scores With TW Cable
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4/22/2014  |  1 comment
Fan TV is officially breaking into the cable business through a deal with Time Warner Cable that will bring the vendor's user interface to TWC video subscribers.
Comcast Finds Sweet Spot With X1
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4/22/2014  |  3 comments
The US MSO reports video subscriber gains for the second straight quarter, thanks largely to its next-gen IP video platform and cloud-based guide.
What's the Magic of Private Equity?
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4/22/2014  |  12 comments
With Coriant the most recent example, private equity investments look set to play an increasing role in the telecom sector.
Eurobites: Colt Cuts Back on Carrier Voice Deals
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4/22/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR talks network-sharing with Vodafone; Liberty Global gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification; the future's not Orange.
AT&T Turns Up Gig Heat in 21 New Metros
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4/21/2014  |  11 comments
AT&T says it now has Gigabit plans for up to 100 towns and cities in the US, with some deployments expected to start in 2014.
Comcast, Charter Talking Turkey?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/21/2014  |  3 comments
Two large US MSOs are reportedly discussing the sale of at least 3 million cable subscribers to Charter if Comcast's proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable goes through.
Arris Brings SeaWell Into the Fold
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4/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Arris acquires SeaWell Networks for its portfolio of IP video, multiscreen, and ad insertion solutions.
FTTH in Latin America – Really?
Column  | 
4/18/2014  |  3 comments
A new industry report suggests that the market for fixed broadband services in Latin America is about to grow dramatically, driven by fiber access, but I don't see it.
TWC & Charter Embrace Next-Gen WiFi
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4/18/2014  |  6 comments
Both large US MSOs move to offer higher-levels of WiFi service to customers as they boost broadband speeds and expand their hotspot coverage.
Cox Bets on Smart Homes in Vegas
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4/17/2014  |  8 comments
Cox expands smart home services into Las Vegas as broadband providers continue love affair with home security and automation.
Lightpath Fiber Lights 7,000 NY Buildings
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4/17/2014  |  5 comments
Cablevision's commercial services unit lights up 7,000th building in NYC metro area, after adding more than 1,000 locations to its fiber network in the past year.
Nagra Secures Dish's TVE Future
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2014  |  4 comments
Dish and Echostar select Nagra's DECE-approved persistent rights management (PRM) technology to secure Dish Anywhere multiscreen services.
Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/16/2014  |  4 comments
US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bets on Mobile Ads
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4/16/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSkyB teams up with Twitter; Ericsson in OpenStack deal; Glastonbury latest!
Demythologizing Multi-Play
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4/16/2014  |  1 comment
Not everything you thought you knew about multi-play services is necessarily so.
TWC Reveals RDK Set-Top Plans
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4/15/2014  |  1 comment
Time Warner Cable announces development plans for its first IP set-top box using the RDK software platform
Mohu Turns Over New Leaf for OTA TV
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4/15/2014  |  9 comments
Mohu introduces new Leaf Metro antenna and promises a device that will combine OTA and web-based video content.
Eurobites: BT's Rivals Go Ultrafast in York
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4/15/2014  |  11 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's appetite for superfast; broadband Bolognese; the Nokia tablet that never was.
SCTE Seeks Corporate Buddies
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4/14/2014  |  Post a comment
Cable tech group launches corporate alliance program to hike membership and deliver more customized training and education for cable employees.
Vodafone Netherlands Rolls Out IPTV
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4/14/2014  |  1 comment
Vodafone Netherlands is partnering with Entone for set-tops and Divitel for systems integration in the launch of its new IPTV service.
Aereo Sets Chromecast Debut After Court Date
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4/11/2014  |  9 comments
Aereo plans to go live with Chromecast support on May 29, more than a month after the company will present its case against broadcasters to the Supreme Court.
Adobe & thePlatform Tie TVE Knot
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4/10/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast-owned media publishing unit teams up with Adobe to pitch multscreen video service packages to pay-TV and content providers.
AT&T's Going to Carolina With 1 Gig
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4/10/2014  |  29 comments
AT&T seeks to expand its 1-Gig fiber service to six North Carolina cities, as well as boost coverage in Austin, Texas.
Amid Hearings, Comcast Ups Speeds/Hotspots
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4/10/2014  |  5 comments
Comcast announces higher Internet speeds and more WiFi hotspots amid Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.
SevOne Acquires Log Analytics Startup
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  1 comment
The RapidEngines acquisition ties real-time log analytics to performance metrics for a more complete network picture.
Eurobites: Eircom Joins Vectoring Club
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Fiber network M&A activity in Spain; KPN chief gets vote of approval; BT, Unify team on unified communications.
Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/10/2014  |  7 comments
Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.
Businesses Face 'Fiber Gap': Report
DOS Attack  | 
4/9/2014  |  24 comments
While fiber-connected businesses are increasing in numbers, they're still isolated islands.
Charter Boosts TV Everywhere Apps
News Analysis  | 
4/9/2014  |  1 comment
Playing catch-up with its fellow cable companies, Charter adds new content and platform support to its TV Everywhere apps.
Video Vendors Bet Big on 4K in Vegas
News Analysis  | 
4/9/2014  |  1 comment
Tech suppliers prep for Ultra HD future with flashy 4K video demos and displays at annual NAB convention in Sin City.
China's Innovation Deficit
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4/9/2014  |  24 comments
There are plenty of technology startups in China, but none of them are in telecom systems.
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