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Dems Urge FCC Action to Protect Muni Nets
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2014  |  39 comments
Eight members of Congress are pushing FCC Chair Tom Wheeler to use agency power to protect the rights of municipalities to build broadband nets.
Net Neutrality: Level 3 Sees Peering Progress Soon
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2014  |  10 comments
Level 3 hints that major progress may be coming shortly on the pesky peering issues in the network neutrality debate.
Aereo Presses Pause… for Good?
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2014  |  10 comments
Aereo has halted service after last week's US Supreme Court ruling, but CEO Chet Kanojia says, "Our journey is far from done."
Wartoad: Telecom Rock Gods
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/30/2014  |  3 comments
A 'Behind the Music' rockumentary charting the decline and fall of the telco show circuit's biggest, and only, ever band.
Eurobites: Huawei Helps to Debut 450MHz LTE in Finland
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: DT units opt for 'joyn' RCS; Virgin Mobile France sold; dismantling Google.
SCTE Pushes Cable Energy Savings
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2014  |  2 comments
Cable tech group launches 'Energy 2020' program to curb industry energy use by 20% and cut power costs by 25% by the end of the decade.
Colorado Gigabit Network Shuns Video, Embraces OTT
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2014  |  14 comments
Longmont Power & Communications decides not to develop a video option for its FTTH-based service package, opting to give customers a fat pipe for OTT services instead.
Can Google Get TV Right?
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/26/2014  |  14 comments
In yet another attempt to conquer the TV set, Google is launching its Android TV operating system for the big video screen. But will it succeed where other attempts have failed?
Huawei Plugs Distributed CCAP
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2014  |  3 comments
Jumping into an already crowded market, Huawei is promoting a Distributed Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) solution that also supports the new DOCSIS 3.1 spec.
Eurobites: Vodafone Gets a Yes on ONO
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Carphone Warehouse/Dixons merger wins EC approval; Swisscom picks PlumGrid; an Ofcom rocket up BT's bottom.
Leading Lights 2014 Winners Video
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/26/2014  |  1 comment
See what the winners of this year's Leading Lights awards had to say when we put them in front of a TV camera immediately after accepting their gongs at our gala dinner.
Supreme Court Halts Aereo's Flight
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2014  |  47 comments
The Supremes ruled that Aereo's business model of transmitting TV signals over the web constitutes a public performance and therefore violates US copyright law.
Pay-TV Providers Stoke the Impulse Buy
Column  | 
6/25/2014  |  4 comments
Pay-TV providers are in a great position to increase their platform revenue and sales of digital copies through a sustained, proactive consumer education program.
Comcast/NBCU Hackathon Produces First Winners
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2014  |  Post a comment
The five creators of customizable news app Thumbnail took home the prize in the inaugural Comcast/NBCU hackathon for software developers.
Leading Lights Winners: The Pictures
Slide Shows  | 
6/25/2014  |  4 comments
There were 16 Leading Lights awards winners this year -- see who picked up the trophies.
Eurobites: Zain KSA Unveils $1.2B Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK faces telco data retention legal challenge; Telefónica/E-Plus latest; Tata revamps Telenor network; DT eases parking in Pisa.
Swisscom Opts for ThinkAnalytics
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Swisscom is implementing the ThinkAnalytics content search and recommendation engine with its TV 2.0 service in Switzerland.
Two US MSOs Boost Broadband Speeds
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2014  |  2 comments
Suddenlink and Charter both launch higher-speed data tiers in key markets as cable operators seek to counter or preempt 1-Gig rollouts by rival broadband providers.
Eurobites: EE Migrates With Juniper
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria bags cable operator; ThinkAnalytics scores at Swisscom; Google Glass reaches UK.
Dish Delivers New WiFi Set-Tops
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2014  |  9 comments
Dish is delivering the first wireless set-tops with 802.11ac WiFi, thanks to the Broadcom BCM4360 chipset.
Eurobites: DT in Tie-up Talks With Netflix
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: national watchdogs flex their muscles; TSIC sends for Ciena; UK mobile operators may be forced to share networks.
Connected TVs Will Rule US by 2017 – Study
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2014  |  8 comments
In a new study, eMarketer predicts that 54% of Americans will use a connected TV to access the Internet at least once a month by 2017.
Eurobites: Major Cuts Ahead for Deutsche Telekom?
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE to introduce WiFi calling service, trial VoLTE; HD video streaming with NFV; M2M's killer app!
UPC Adds YouTube to Cable Line-Up
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2014  |  3 comments
UPC Hungary is using ActiveVideo's CloudTV StreamCast platform to deliver a YouTube app to cable set-tops for all of its 1.5 million video customers.
Small Telcos Don't Want Your Pity
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2014  |  2 comments
Rural wireless operators say they're in the business because of the Tier 1s' shortcomings, but their main competition is in the cable camp.
Eurobites: BT Boost From Broadband Price Ruling
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange appeal against Bouygues' spectrum refarming rejected; ZTE sticks it to Vringo; UK fracas over Freeview's future.
SDN Enables WebCo Collab: ATIS Members
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2014  |  1 comment
Sprint, TWC, Telus, and AlcaLu suggest that SDN, open APIs, and programmable networks will help them collaborate with web companies, a big challenge today.
Google Preps Next-Gen Set-Top
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2014  |  4 comments
Google is working on a new, more advanced set-top box for its relatively unnoticed Google Fiber TV service.
Eurobites: Was Nokia Held to Ransom Over Symbian?
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe's cable operators strategize; UK spooks licensed to spy on Facebook et al; Telefonica's new doubles partner.
BTE Day 1: The Big Pictures
Slide Shows  | 
6/17/2014  |  2 comments
The inaugural Big Telecom Event is underway in Chicago, and the keynotes, show floor, and sessions have been bustling all day.
What Carriers Can Learn From Shipping
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2014  |  14 comments
Carriers are in the business of delivering services, not operating networks, just as shipping companies are in the business of moving cargo rather than operating ships.
Cisco to Buy Hot Startup Tail-f for $175M
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2014  |  8 comments
Cisco has struck a deal to acquire next-generation network management and orchestration specialist Tail-f, one of the darlings of the SDN world.
Eurobites: Vodafone, NTT in M2M Pact
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone trials GSM-LTE Dynamic Spectrum Sharing with Huawei; Iraq blocks comms channels as militants run amok; shareholders say "ciao" to Telecom Italia.
SpinCo Gets a CFO
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2014  |  6 comments
Time Warner Cable Treasurer Matthew Siegel will become CFO of 'SpinCo,' the new spin-off company that Comcast plans to create after completing the TWC acquisition.
Making Things Simpler
Column  | 
6/16/2014  |  8 comments
How can cable engineers reduce the complexity in both network design and configuration?
Net Neutrality Redux? FCC Probes Peering Problems
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2014  |  3 comments
In a separate but related move to its net neutrality inquiry, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says his agency is now collecting information from both ISPs and content providers about streaming video problems.
AT&T GigaPower Wins Two NC Cities
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2014  |  6 comments
AT&T beat out seven other contenders, including Time Warner Cable, to bring gigabit broadband service to Durham and Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Eurobites: DT Details Surveillance Requests
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE buys into predictive analytics; Austrian mobile market hots up; that ain't no Starbucks!
Telecom Looks at the Big Picture
Shades of Ray  | 
6/13/2014  |  7 comments
It's time for the telecom sector to take a long hard look at itself, starting at BTE.
WiFi Gets Around
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/13/2014  |  4 comments
WiFi roaming isn't just for cellular offload anymore – MSOs and enterprise customers are also moving toward WiFi networks for cost savings across the board, especially for international roaming.
World Cup Kicks Off Live 4K
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2014  |  4 comments
Broadcom has joined with Elemental and Sony in a partnership with Brazilian service provider Globosat to deliver the final three 2014 World Cup games in 4K/Ultra HD video.
Eurobites: Orange, DT Collaborate on Startups
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei's European innovation push; Bouygues to cut 17% of workforce; beware the 'news echo chamber' effect.
Glenn Britt Dies From Cancer
News Analysis  | 
6/11/2014  |  2 comments
The longtime Time Warner Cable CEO passes away less than six months after retiring from his post at the No. 2 US MSO.
RDK Hops the Pond
News Analysis  | 
6/11/2014  |  Post a comment
The cable industry’s Reference Design Kit (RDK) software stack for IP video set-tops and gateways adds support for Europe’s Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard.
Taking a Different Path to 1 Gigabit
News Analysis  | 
6/11/2014  |  Post a comment
UC2B, a non-profit group in the Urbana-Champaign region of Illinois, has handed over control of its gigabit fiber network to a private company, iTV-3.
Cisco VNI: Make Way for HD & 4K Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/11/2014  |  Post a comment
In the latest edition of its Visual Networking Index (VNI) study, Cisco forecasts that HD and Ultra HD video will account for nearly two-thirds of all IP video traffic by 2018.
Eurobites: Huawei Lands 400G Deal in Egypt
News Analysis  | 
6/11/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica fosters innovation with China Unicom; Bouygues job cuts look likely; revenge of the cabbies.
Comcast Tests Personal Media Sharing
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2014  |  3 comments
Comcast is testing a new personal media sharing service for X1, which now uses the subscriber's cellphone number to unlock the beta features.
AT&T Turns to DOCSIS for Small Cell Backhaul
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Carrier's AVP of small cells says it working with cable companies to lease their backhaul, and is already in deployment in some enterprise use cases.
Eurobites: Danish Snack on Alcatel-Lucent's Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cinven acquires Spanish fiber unit; Telefónica teams up with Dolby; Dailymotion talks stall; yet more Sky sport.
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