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Gigabites: Google Gigs Out in Nashville
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4/29/2016  |  1 comment
Does four buildings a gigabit deployment make?
TWC Sees IP Video Progress
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4/29/2016  |  5 comments
TWC Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus says early feedback from the MSO's trial of an IP-only TV service in New York is 'encouraging.'
Eurobites: Q1 Core Profits Down at Telefónica
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4/29/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica upgrades metro networks with Huawei; Telenor execs cleared over Uzbekgate; MTS offers towers for rent.
Rovi Reels in TiVo for $1.1B
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4/29/2016  |  7 comments
Wedding complete. Rovi will take TiVo's name.
Juniper's 'Disappointing' Q1 Dogged by Slow Telco Spending
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4/29/2016  |  2 comments
As telco capex spending falters, Juniper is focusing on SDN and greater diversification in a bid to drive new revenue streams through the rest of 2016.
TiVo Shares Rise as Rovi Delays Earnings
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Is a deal imminent?
Rutledge Sets Stage for New Charter
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4/28/2016  |  2 comments
Charter gained broadband and video subs in the first quarter.
FCC Poised to Re-Regulate Wholesale Access
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4/28/2016  |  8 comments
Agency seeks industry input on rulemaking that would control pricing of the last mile links sold by incumbents in non-competitive areas.
Comcast Nabs DreamWorks for $3.8B
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4/28/2016  |  3 comments
Comcast races rivals with DreamWorks buy.
TWC Goes Out With a Bang
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4/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In what's very likely its last earnings report, Time Warner Cable notches healthy subscriber and revenue gains across the board.
Comcast Takes a (Tera)Byte Out of Caps
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4/28/2016  |  4 comments
Usage-based pricing is controversial for fixed-line broadband services, but Comcast's new 1TB data cap should be ample for most.
Eurobites: Hong Kong Operator Buys Europe's Linx Telecom
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4/28/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ESA, Viasat launch High Capacity Satellite Initiative; IoT collaboration in Belgium; Virgin Media's FTTP pledge; Telekom Austria's Q1; EE joins LTE Broadcast group.
Ultra-Broadband Summit, Hong Kong
Slide Shows  | 
4/27/2016  |  58 comments
We're in Hong Kong for the first leg of the Ultra-Broadband Summit World Tour.
Twitter Fire Hose Now a Video Tsunami
MariNation  | 
4/27/2016  |  5 comments
Twitter's video push is changing broadband dynamics.
Comcast Can't Be Beat on Broadband
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4/27/2016  |  5 comments
Comcast continues to build on its US broadband lead.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Cable operators have some key hurdles to overcome if they wish to fill the growing mobility needs of small and large businesses alike.
Comcast Sniffing Around DreamWorks – Report
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4/27/2016  |  Post a comment
The entertainment giant is considering adding DreamWorks Animation as a sister company to its Universal Pictures unit. The price might be north of $3 billion.
AT&T Still Optimistic as Video Subs Fall
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4/27/2016  |  1 comment
A loss of video subscribers in Q1 still has AT&T optimistic about full-year growth.
Charter Jumps Gun on TWC Restructuring
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4/26/2016  |  5 comments
Restructuring plans surface before Charter acquisitions are a done deal.
Eurobites: Orange on the Up in Q1 (Just)
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4/26/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE trials programmable network in Scotland; Nokia buys health wearables company; TalkTalk launches non-subscription video streaming service.
Wheeler Recommends Charter Deals
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4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
Wheeler says yes to New Charter.
So... What Do We Do Now?
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
After a long hiatus, Max Dingman, the CEO of a GeeGhiz, returns for a motivational board room pep talk.
GoT Fans Curse HBO (Not Right) Now
MariNation  | 
4/25/2016  |  7 comments
This is what it looks like when apps are the future of TV.
Cable's Mobile Enterprise Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/25/2016  |  Post a comment
With more and more businesses seeking mobility solutions, cable operators have the chance to carve out an even larger share of the commercial market.
Gigabites: Phoenix Wins Smart City Lottery
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4/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Phoenix finds a gigabit friend in Cox.
Cable Mines Big Data to Improve Performance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/22/2016  |  1 comment
Cable is going big with data analytics, digging into its big data stores, with the hope of garnering information, simplifying operations and improving services and customer care.
Analysts More Than Bullish on Comcast MVNO
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4/22/2016  |  5 comments
Analysts believe Comcast has the power to seriously disrupt the wireless market.
Verizon on Video: It's All About the Kids
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4/21/2016  |  21 comments
Verizon's catering to a young and younger audience with new video content and services.
NAB 2016 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick climbs down from the slots to tell us about the latest news in broadcast technology at NAB 2016 in Las Vegas.
Even with Sling TV, Dish Video Subs Fall
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Sling TV can't make up the difference in Dish subscriber loss.
Eurobites: Hutchison Rules Out Further Concessions on 3/O2 Deal
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4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky profits up 12%; Orange complete DRC acquisition; Tele2 sees profits slip in Q1.
Wheeler Pushing Hard on ATSC, Auction
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4/21/2016  |  Post a comment
In his latest appearance at the NAB Show, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said he plans to put broadcasters' ATSC 3.0 petition out for public comment by month's end.
CableLabs Sets Up NFV Interop Lab
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2016  |  1 comment
With the blessing of its MSO members, cable's research arm is ranging farther afield with an NFV testing operation that is agnostic to network architecture or operator category.
Comcast Answers the App Call
MariNation  | 
4/20/2016  |  6 comments
With 'Unlock the Box' looming, Comcast announces Xfinity apps for Samsung and Roku hardware.
Leading Lights 2016: Shortlists Announced
Shades of Ray  | 
4/20/2016  |  Post a comment
The judging is over and the Leading Lights 2016 shortlists have been published -- you can see who made the cut by clicking on this link.
The Key Steps to NFV Success
Shades of Ray  | 
4/20/2016  |  Post a comment
A new report outlines the state of play in the network functions virtualization (NFV) world and provides an eight-step strategy for network operators based on the experiences of the early adopters.
NAB Day 2: More Digital Doings in the Desert
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Tuesday was another busy day for the video folks under the hot Vegas sun.
Google Is Promoting OnHub to ISPs
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4/20/2016  |  7 comments
Google has big plans for OnHub.
Telefónica Eyes Alternative Buyers for UK Biz – Report
News Analysis  | 
4/20/2016  |  1 comment
The Spanish incumbent is looking at the alternatives should regulatory authorities block the sale of its UK business to Hutchison.
NAB Day 1: Embracing IP, OTT & 4K
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2016  |  Post a comment
At their annual show, broadcasters and vendors are scrambling to keep up with the rapidly changing video market.
Tipping Point for 4K Video?
Breznick Unbound  | 
4/19/2016  |  5 comments
Now that Sony has launched a 4K movie streaming service and AT&T/DirecTV is broadcasting golf and baseball action in UHD, is 4K video ready to go prime time?
Netflix Stock Falls Despite Record Quarter
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2016  |  1 comment
There's just no pleasing Wall Street.
Ericsson Poised to Disrupt CDN Market
News Analysis  | 
4/19/2016  |  2 comments
Ericsson is partnering programmers with ISPs in a revolutionary new content delivery network model.
Qorvo Gets Into Zigbee With Greenpeak Buy
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4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Qorvo will expand its reach into the smart home and IoT markets with the acquisition of the Dutch company, which specializes in designing Zigbee and Bluetooth chips.
Amazon, Sling TV Heat Up the OTT Market
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4/18/2016  |  3 comments
Amazon and Sling TV put major new features/service options on tap.
The Future of TV Is... Wait, Where Are the Apps?
MariNation  | 
4/18/2016  |  16 comments
If apps are the future of TV, why don't we have more pay-TV apps?
Eurobites: O2/3 Deal Facing EU Veto
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ETSI sets out its stall; EU's Margrethe gives Android her hard stare; Sky does pan-European movie deal with Sony.
Eurobites: Nokia Teams Up on 5G in Turkey
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson trumpets 5G progress; Com Hem COO steps down; Opera Software bid extended.
Gigabites: Facebook vs. Google in Gig City Race
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2016  |  4 comments
The gigabit city race is going wireless.
Will NC Be First Gigabit State?
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/15/2016  |  1 comment
Alan Fitzpatrick, co-founder of Charlotte Hearts Gigabit, spells out the state's progress in at least starting to wire nearly every major market for gigabit service.
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