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Arris Braced for Continuing M&A Headwinds
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Big cable/telco equipment vendor now expects market sluggishness to last longer this year, after the collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger last week.
Eurobites: KPN Bombs in Business Sector
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4/30/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Megafon revenue falls; Jazztel's on the up; French government slammed over Dailymotion deal.
Amdocs Splashes $272M on Comverse's BSS
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4/29/2015  |  1 comment
Amdocs says it will get greater reach in Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pac and leave Comverse to focus on digital services.
Cablevision Embraces OTT With Hulu
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4/29/2015  |  1 comment
Fifth-largest US MSO becomes the first pay-TV provider to strike a deal to distribute Hulu to its subscribers.
Espial Powers New Orange TV Stick
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4/29/2015  |  Post a comment
The new Orange TV Stick, which is now trialing in Romania, is an HDMI adapter powered by Espial.
Is TWC Sitting in Catbird Seat Now?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/29/2015  |  2 comments
While Charter clearly still wants Time Warner Cable, TWC still may not want Charter, opening up some intriguing scenarios in US cable land.
Eurobites: 100G Rollouts Boost Transmode's Q1
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4/29/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone/Liberty merger talk resurfaces; Telefónica raises prices in Spain; eCall system becomes a reality.
Why Is Verizon Fighting With Programmers?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/28/2015  |  13 comments
Industry analysts wonder why Verizon seems to be picking fights with ESPN and other major programmers over its new FiOS skinny TV bundle.
RDK Spreads Its Wings
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4/28/2015  |  1 comment
The number of licensees for the cable industry's Reference Design Kit (RDK) IP video software stack has grown by more than 60% over the last year.
Eurobites: Nokia Quashes Handsets Rumor
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4/28/2015  |  15 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G? Stuff it, says Turkey; Swisscom virtualizes with Netcracker; Google salves its news-content conscience.
Marvell Goes 4K With Android TV Chipset
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4/27/2015  |  1 comment
Marvell's new Ultra HD chipset is a high-powered SoC that supports Android-based TV services and the cable industry's RDK software stack.
Eurobites: Orange Sees End to Price War
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BlackBerry considers closure of Swedish office; Sky Italia receives rebuff from Mediaset; TeliaSonera updates on its workers in Nepal.
Cox Eyes Cloud-Based Home Networks
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4/27/2015  |  Post a comment
Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how moving services to the cloud will let cable deliver services faster and eliminate constant hardware replacements.
Comcast Formally Ends Its Bid for TWC
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4/24/2015  |  23 comments
Comcast has officially terminated its bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Eurobites: Metroweb Spurns Telecom Italia Advances
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4/24/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 3 adds VoLTE; Telefónica's Canal+ buy cleared; Virgin Media makes workers stand up for six months!
Juniper Sees Second-Half Optimism
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Cost-cutting and cable/cloud customers help vendor exceed analyst expectations despite revenue slide.
CableLabs' Clarke Updates Cable Virtualization
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4/23/2015  |  1 comment
Former BT exec now leading CableLabs' NFV and SDN efforts explains key role of open source and updates efforts to virtualize the home network.
Comcast Reportedly Dropping $45B TWC Bid
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4/23/2015  |  28 comments
Sources tell Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that Comcast is prepared to walk away from its bid to buy TWC after pressure from the DOJ and threat of an FCC trial.
Arris & Pace: More Than Just a Set-Top Deal
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4/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris wants Pace for more than just its set-tops.
Arris to Acquire Pace for $2.1B
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4/22/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris has announced it intends to acquire competitor Pace in a deal worth $2.1 billion in stock and cash.
Comcast Merger May Hinge on Hulu
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4/22/2015  |  11 comments
If Comcast had a role in the decision not to sell Hulu in 2013, it could affect approval of Comcast's current bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Eurobites: Nokia's HERE Locates Potential Buyers
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4/22/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes Altice cast-off; Slovakia hopes for $1.1 billion from IPO; Huawei gets Irish FTTH gig.
Sequans Routes LTE Broadcast to WiFi Devices
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4/21/2015  |  2 comments
LTE chipmaker says its LTE-to-WiFi platform, in partnership with middleware provider Expway, has been tested by Verizon and other operators and is commercially ready today.
Comcast Takes Its Gig to South Florida
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4/21/2015  |  1 comment
Comcast is expanding its 2-Gigabit broadband service to parts of southern Florida in May.
Sky Boasts Record Customer Growth
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4/21/2015  |  1 comment
The pay-TV provider is prospering in every one of its European markets.
Verizon Focuses on Cashing In on LTE
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4/21/2015  |  5 comments
As its LTE traffic continues to grow while the company loses lower-end subscribers, Verizon is expecting more revenue to come from IoT and its planned mobile video offers.
Eurobites: Transmode Powers Liberty's 100G
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4/21/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice-Oi deal gets EU approval; gigabits on trains; BT's cloud of clouds; ARM's up.
What If the Comcast Merger Fails?
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4/20/2015  |  13 comments
Here are five short-term implications to consider if regulators block Comcast's acquisition of Time Warner Cable.
Broadcasters Eye OTT Bonanza
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
In the wake of OTT launches by CBS and HBO, industry experts see most, if not all, major broadcasters and programmers rolling out their own OTT services in the coming year.
Telenet Buys KPN's BASE in $1.4B Deal
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4/20/2015  |  1 comment
Liberty Global-owned cable operator aims to create a major fixed and mobile challenger to incumbent Belgacom.
DoJ May Sue to Block Comcast-TWC Merger
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4/20/2015  |  4 comments
Bloomberg report says Justice attorneys are making a case that the massive merger would harm consumers and adversely affect video streaming competition.
Verizon Skinnies Down With FiOS
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4/17/2015  |  14 comments
New Verizon FiOS subscription packages will offer customers the flexibility to create skinnier pay-TV bundles.
Wheeler Pitches Net Neutrality, Incentive Auction
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4/16/2015  |  2 comments
In an impassioned speech at NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urged US broadcasters to back Commission's new net neutrality rules and offer up frequencies for next advanced wireless spectrum auction.
Verizon Scores New OTT Content Deals
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4/16/2015  |  15 comments
Verizon has signed licensing deals with multiple sports networks for its upcoming mobile video service.
S3 Forecasts StormTest Success
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
A dozen pay-TV providers are now in trials with StormTest Warning Center, the live-network testing system introduced by S3 Group late in 2014.
Telecom Italia Makes Quad-Play Move With Sky
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4/16/2015  |  Post a comment
Italy's telecom incumbent hopes premium content from Sky will help it lure customers from its broadband rivals.
Dish Embraces Netflix, Adds Rovi Voice
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Dish is innovating rapidly with the addition of whole-home Netflix access, a new Vevo app, and voice-control features to its pay-TV service.
Live From Vegas, It's 4K TV
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4/15/2015  |  3 comments
Several vendors team up for the first live video broadcast of 4K over a cable system as the opportunities and challenges of Ultra HD dominate show talk at NAB convention.
Nokia to Claim #2 Carrier Vendor Ranking
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4/15/2015  |  4 comments
Nokia elevates itself beyond Huawei to become the second-largest carrier equipment vendor when combined with Alcatel-Lucent.
Eurobites: Facebook Brings Internet-Lite to Europe
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4/15/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Brussels goes after Google over Android; Telefónica chooses NEC for cloud support; FTTH in Zimbabwe.
Nokia Makes €15.6B Bid for Alcatel-Lucent
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4/15/2015  |  1 comment
Finnish vendor to acquire French rival in all-share transaction and create a communications networking giant with annual revenues of $27.7 billion.
Arris, Charter Nab ActiveVideo for $135M
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Arris and Charter are forming a new joint venture with the purpose of acquiring set-top virtualization company ActiveVideo for $135 million.
Eurobites: Mystery Bid in for Telekom Slovenije
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4/14/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Germany upgrades mobile backhaul with Coriant; Swisscom's next-gen teletext; DataSift loses Twitter feed.
Google's Medin Urges Competition-Friendly Net Policies
News Analysis  | 
4/14/2015  |  2 comments
Federal, state and local governments could be doing much more to help competitive access networks, and the CLECs should be pushing them to do it.
Senator Proposes New 'Title X' for Net Neutrality
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4/13/2015  |  8 comments
Bill Nelson, ranking Democrat on Commerce, Science and Transportation committee, says a new Title X is needed to replace current FCC ruling.
Amazon Builds Studio Momentum for HDR
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4/13/2015  |  6 comments
Amazon joins Netflix in promising High-Dynamic Range (HDR) TV programming.
Global Capacity Adds MPLS to Its Service Mix
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4/13/2015  |  Post a comment
With integration of Megapath's Layer 3 capabilities, Global Capacity now extends MPLS VPNs to 98% of US businesses.
Eurobites: Ericsson Takes 5G on the Buses
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4/13/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia looking to offload HERE business; Spotify raises new finance; MTN eyes Nigerian operator.
Malone Seeds Toronto Multiscreen Startup
News Analysis  | 
4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Cable industry bigwigs and partners John Malone and John Risley invest personal funds in UXP systems, a young firm specializing in multiscreen video user management.
Eurobites: Cell C Plans $660M LTE Investment
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4/10/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transmode Q1 optimism; Slovenia bids expected; One Direction latest.
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