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Pay-TV STB Revenues Plunge
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2015  |  1 comment
IHS reports that global shipments of pay-TV set-tops generated lower revenues last year for the first time in a dozen years despite a slight rise in unit volume.
Calix Enters NG-PON2 Race
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Calix has thrown its hat into the NG-PON2 ring as the next generation of fiber broadband looms into view.
Icontrol Adds Analytics for Smarter Homes
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6/30/2015  |  3 comments
Icontrol is partnering with mnubo to bring data analytics to the smart home.
NetScout Preps Post-Acquisition Future
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6/30/2015  |  2 comments
NetScout will soon close its monster $2.6 billion acquisition of Danaher's network monitoring and security business, a move that will reshape its business and strategy.
United Goes All-In on Adtran for Gig Services
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6/30/2015  |  1 comment
Tennessee-based ILEC rolling out FTTH and VDSL to offer higher-speed services to Nashville suburbs and rural communities alike.
DoJ Stalls Arris Plans to Purchase Pace
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2015  |  Post a comment
The Department of Justice has asked Arris and Pace for further information as it reviews the planned merger of the two companies.
Who's Feeding Fiber to LinkNYC Hotspots?
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2015  |  16 comments
LinkNYC will bring thousands of free public WiFi hotspots to the Big Apple, but who will provide the underlying fiber network?
Bell Canada Unveils Big Gig Plans
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6/26/2015  |  4 comments
Canada's largest phone company and broadband provider announces intent to roll out 1 Gig service throughout the eastern half of the country, starting this summer.
Shaw Licenses X1, Proves Comcast's Influence
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6/26/2015  |  Post a comment
Shaw has dropped development of its own IPTV service and will license Comcast's X1 platform instead.
Altice Restructures to Support Takeover Moves
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Owner Patrick Drahi keen to close more deals before interest rates go up, says financial analyst.
Technicolor 'Magic' Brings HDR 1 Step Closer
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2015  |  1 comment
New solution from Technicolor makes it possible to deliver High Dynamic Range (HDR) video streams to both legacy and next-generation TVs.
Casa Systems Lines Up an IPO
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2015  |  4 comments
CEO of growing, profitable cable broadband vendor is gearing up to take the company public.
Altice Queries Bouygues' Motives in Rejecting €10B Bid
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6/26/2015  |  2 comments
Cable company defends its €10 billion bid for France's third-biggest mobile operator after being rejected earlier this week.
Eurobites: Jazztel Shareholders Say Yes to Orange Bid
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6/26/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Intelsat invests in OneWeb; CityFibre claims progress in Peterborough; Virgin Media buys in euro-soccer.
Average US Speeds Don't Qualify as Broadband
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2015  |  7 comments
Akamai's State of the Internet Report puts the average Internet speed in the US at 11.9 Mbits/s, far below the FCC's broadband threshold of 25 Mbit/s.
Vodafone Hires NFV Specialist to Develop Group Virtualization Strategy
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Vodafone has hired a former Amdocs and Alcatel-Lucent executive to develop a global SDN, NFV and cloud strategy in an effort to unify its next-generation network plans.
Comcast Nears Gaming Launch With EA
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6/25/2015  |  4 comments
A new on-demand service with EA game titles is headed to Comcast's X1 set-tops.
Eurobites: Proximus, Huawei in 1Tbit/s Trial
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6/25/2015  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARCEP investigates Orange/Iliad roaming deal; TeliaSonera's management shake-up; Vivendi ups stake in Telecom Italia.
CEO Chat With Jerry Guo, Casa Systems
Between the CEOs  | 
6/25/2015  |  4 comments
Steve Saunders met up with Casa Systems' President and CEO Jerry Guo, who talked about his ambitions for the company, which, it turns out, include an IPO...
thePlatform Strives for Video Unity
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast-owned online video publishing unit launches Unified Ingest Service to centralize all video and metadata files for legacy QAM set-top boxes and IP video devices.
No Heroes in the Battle for the Net
MariNation  | 
6/24/2015  |  4 comments
Who's at fault when Internet delivery goes bad?
Eurobites: Orange Tells Govt to Back Off
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2015  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TeliaSonera, Telenor fight their corner; carrier aggregation in the Middle East; Telefónica's IoT buttons.
FCC Starts Reviewing Charter Deals
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6/24/2015  |  1 comment
The FCC has officially opened the docket for review of Charter Communication's proposed acquisitions of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
First Net Neutrality Complaint Hits TWC
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6/23/2015  |  9 comments
Commercial Network Services has filed a complaint alleging that Time Warner Cable has violated net neutrality rules by rejecting a settlement-free peering arrangement.
WiFi Calling Catches on Globally
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6/23/2015  |  18 comments
WiFi voice enabler Taqua has signed deals with resellers in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America as voice-over WiFi gains traction across the globe.
Infinera Ups DCI to 100 Gigabit Ethernet
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6/23/2015  |  Post a comment
Infinera's 100 Gigabit Ethernet version of its Cloud Xpress data center interconnection product reflects growing 100GE market demand.
Verizon Closes AOL, Hints at Summer Launch
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6/23/2015  |  14 comments
Verizon has closed its acquisition of AOL and is sharing new details on its upcoming mobile-first video service.
BT Preps UHD TV Channel With Ericsson
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2015  |  8 comments
BT hopes to steal a march on Sky by launching the UK's first UHD channel with the help of Ericsson.
CEO Chat With Cedrik Neike, Cisco
Between the CEOs  | 
6/23/2015  |  2 comments
Cedrik Neike, SVP of Global Service Provider, Service Delivery, at Cisco, talks to Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders about solving service provider customer problems in a virtualized, DevOps world, including multivendor support and the future of network procurement.
OTT & the Net New Effect
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2015  |  1 comment
New evidence suggests that à la carte OTT services aren't cutting into programmer profits, but are instead creating new revenue.
Altice's Bouygues Bid Creates 700MHz Confusion
Morris Lore  | 
6/22/2015  |  1 comment
A possible merger between France's second- and third-biggest mobile operators raises questions about the country's forthcoming 700MHz auction.
Cloud Lifts Video Infrastructure Market
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6/22/2015  |  Post a comment
New report shows cloud services are driving network infrastructure growth faster than client-side growth in the video market.
AT&T Looks Ahead & Abroad for Digital Life
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6/22/2015  |  1 comment
With Digital Life updates expected this summer, the service could be in up to 90 markets in the US by year's end.
Virgin Media Kickstarts $4.75B UK Upgrade
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2015  |  2 comments
Manchester will this week become the first UK city to start benefiting from the cable operator's rollout of 152Mbit/s services to new premises.
Altice Confirms Bid for Bouygues Telecom
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2015  |  2 comments
Combination with Numericable-SFR would produce France's biggest mobile operator and leave country with just three mobile networks.
Remembering Comcast's Ralph Roberts
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/19/2015  |  2 comments
Comcast co-founder and longtime CEO Ralph Roberts leaves behind a lasting legacy of business success and integrity after passing away Thursday night at the age of 95.
Cox Business Pursues $5B Market
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/19/2015  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Cox Business SVP Steve Rowley discusses how his unit aims to capture more of the commercial market in its territories.
Analysts Predict Smart Home Slow Down
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2015  |  26 comments
Consumer demand for smart home products is waning and a market shake-up is likely on the way.
Introducing the New IP Agency (NIA)
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/19/2015  |  3 comments
Light Reading founder and CEO Steve Saunders talks to EANTC managing director Carsten Rossenhövel about the formation and aims of the New IP Agency (NIA).
Telcos vs. Amazon: The 'Third Network' Race
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2015  |  7 comments
Amazon and other hyperscale companies may soon compete with telcos to deliver virtualized network services.
Comcast Tees Up More Gigabit Markets
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2015  |  1 comment
Giant US MSO plans to offer symmetrical 2 Gig service to more than 2.1 million homes in Indiana and Michigan, starting later this summer.
NYC Scolds Verizon for FiOS Shortfall
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2015  |  17 comments
A New York City audit suggests Verizon isn't living up to its promises to deliver FiOS service to everyone in the Big Apple that wants it.
Comcast Not Interested in T-Mobile
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2015  |  1 comment
Despite reports in German magazine Manager Magazin, a source close to Comcast says giant US MSO has no interest in buying T-Mobile from Deutsche Telekom.
AT&T Slammed $100M in Net Neutrality Fine
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2015  |  Post a comment
The FCC plans to fine AT&T $100M for violating 2010 Open Internet rules.
Bright House Takes Enterprise to the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2015  |  2 comments
Cable operator Bright House Networks is introducing new cloud-based infrastructure and application services for enterprise customers.
Scoring With Cloud DVR
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/17/2015  |  1 comment
In this interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi shares lessons learned from the MSO's rollout of its cloud DVR service, which just captured a Leading Lights award.
Comcast Reportedly Pursuing T-Mobile
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2015  |  5 comments
Deutsche Telekom is talking to Comcast about selling its T-Mobile US unit to the big cable company while discussions continue with Dish Network and others, according to German magazine Manager Magazin.
TV Should Be $38 Per Month… Or Less
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2015  |  1 comment
Viewers may have unrealistic expectations for their custom TV bundles.
Eurobites: Operators Brief Against OTT Crowd
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2015  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson eschews M&A; AlcaLu's G.fast gateway; Now TV's Sky slot.
Why We're Teaming Up With SCTE
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/16/2015  |  1 comment
Light Reading and SCTE are joining forces to create multimedia content about a number of key cable tech topics, starting with DOCSIS 3.1, WiFi and IP video.
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