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Arris Ends Dream of Set-Top Software Riches
MariNation  | 
6/30/2016  |  2 comments
The Arris sale of its Whole Home Solution to Espial is just the latest chapter in the company's difficult pursuit of set-top software success.
Eurobites: 5G Goes Transcontinental
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom prototypes NB-IoT; Orange makes Moldovan acquisition; Google bags Norway's wind power.
Freewheel Falls but Cable Still Bullish on Mobile
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2016  |  Post a comment
The collapse of Cablevision's Freewheel WiFi phone services shouldn't put a damper on the cable industry's mobile ambitions.
DT Eyes FTTH Solution to German Opex Issue
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2016  |  7 comments
The German operator says the deployment of FTTH could help it to retire legacy platforms and shut down facilities.
Cisco: Programmers Will Virtualize First
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2016  |  1 comment
In the virtualization race, Cisco believes programmers will get there first within the media industry.
Brexit: It's Hard to See an Upside
Shades of Ray  | 
6/29/2016  |  14 comments
The UK's decision to quit the European Union has had global reverberations but it's hard to tell exactly how bad the aftershocks will be.
Upskill U on Next-Gen Video Delivery With Tata Communications
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Upskill U on the impact of next-gen wireless networking technologies on video delivery with Tata Communications.
CEO Chat: Cisco's Yvette Kanouff
Between the CEOs  | 
6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In Silicon Valley, Steve Saunders sits down with Cisco's Yvette Kanouff for an exclusive in-depth interview.
Comcast: Prepping Next-Gen Video Services
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
In this LRTV interview, Comcast's Elad Nafshi outlines where MSO stands with cloud DVR, OTT video, college and gigabit services.
Eurobites: Telefónica Upgrades Metro Optical Network With Nokia
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson in 5G-powered robotic surgery demo; BT connects with Oracle Cloud; more antitrust trouble for Google?
Comcast Plans Voice-Control Hub – Report
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2016  |  1 comment
Comcast, Amazon and Google are all after the same thing.
Gigabites: Google Fiber Goes Wireless
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2016  |  2 comments
What's in a name?
YouTube Red Boasts Cable-Like Audiences
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2016  |  1 comment
YouTube says its subscription video business is performing well.
The Revolution Will Be Live-Streamed
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Because smartphones go where traditional cameras can't.
Comcast, Alarm.com Swoop in on Icontrol
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Alarm.com have signed deals to split up and acquire Icontrol.
Google Fiber Buys Webpass in Wireless Play
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2016  |  10 comments
The takeover of Webpass will take Google Fiber into new urban markets and offer a fixed-wireless technology that could have a major impact in the future.
Netflix Queues Up Video Downloads
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2016  |  3 comments
Downloading may be the one killer feature Netflix doesn't have yet.
Eurobites: Telefónica Ushers ZTE Into 5G Tent
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia Sparkle takes AWS Direct Connect to Israel; Liberty Global creates European WiFi network; CityFibre does deal with Level 3.
Euro 2016 Scores on Streaming
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Viewing is up, but performance isn't suffering.
Free TV's Decline Has Begun
MariNation  | 
6/21/2016  |  5 comments
The rise of CBS All Access, and the network's own original content, shows that the decline of free TV has begun.
BT's Broadband Chief Preps for 5G With FTTx Plans
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2016  |  3 comments
Clive Selley, the CEO at BT's Openreach access network division, is increasing the UK incumbent's investment in fiber-to-the-premises to lay the foundations for 5G backhaul as well as meet enterprise broadband needs.
Telia to Raise $706M From Yoigo Sale
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2016  |  Post a comment
Swedish operator sells off Spanish unit to focus on Nordic and Baltic regions and buys Finnish fiber operator Anvia.
Combes Lands Altice CEO Job as Cablevision Deal Looms
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2016  |  1 comment
Drahi's cable group says Dexter Goei will take charge of US business while former Alcatel-Lucent boss oversees all global operations.
A Look Back at ANGA: DOCSIS 3.1 Takes Europe
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2016  |  2 comments
Developments in cable broadband, in particular DOCSIS 3.1, dominated the recent ANGA COM event in Cologne, Germany.
Hulu, Tumblr Leak Live Video News
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Live TV is dead. Long live live streaming.
BCE 2016: The CSP of the Future
LRTV Documentaries  | 
6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Traditional telecom operators have been adopting new ways of doing business from the IT sector and emulating web-scale companies in their technology adoption. Are these strategies succeeding?
Twitter Buys Magic Pony... Not That Kind
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2016  |  11 comments
Twitter acquires visual processing company Magic Pony Technology.
DOCSIS 3.1 Dominates ANGA COM
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a continental coming-out party for cable's new broadband spec, European cable operators embrace gigabit speeds that DOCSIS 3.1 promises to deliver.
Eurobites: Proximus Tests Hybrid Broadband
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT bigs up new router; TalkTalk boss sees pay hike; Ericsson 'fesses up to Greek probe; Virgin deal with UKTV.
Axonista CEO Turns TV Habit Into Startup Success
Mentor Monday  | 
6/20/2016  |  1 comment
Claire McHugh, CEO and co-founder of video application startup Axonista, explains why TV isn't dead, it's morphing into something incredible.
Ditch the Box? It's Code for Keep the UI
MariNation  | 
6/20/2016  |  3 comments
Control of the user interface is a lot more important to pay-TV providers than control of the set-top box.
Gigabites: Google Fiber Pays Up in Portland
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2016  |  6 comments
Google Fiber got a tax incentive to bring gigabit broadband to Oregon, but now it faces a new fee in its updated franchise agreement with the city of Portland.
Eurobites: Ericsson at Center of Corruption Probe
News Analysis  | 
6/17/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband providers slam 'fiber taxes'; DT considers bid for web hosting firm; Liberty Global backs Remain campaign.
Why Charter May Shutter Its Smart Home
MariNation  | 
6/16/2016  |  9 comments
Charter is now de-emphasizing sales of the Time Warner Cable IntelligentHome service for security and home automation.
Magic Leap Enters a Galaxy Far, Far Away
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2016  |  Post a comment
All your droids are belong to us.
Eurobites: Swiss Not Neutral on 5G
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC proposes wholesale roaming charge cuts; MBNL heads to Ireland for service assurance; Orange Money makes French connection.
Altice Passes Final Cablevision Test
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2016  |  Post a comment
New York State approves Altice acquisition of Cablevision.
Mohu Cuts Cord With Old Set-Top Parts
MariNation  | 
6/15/2016  |  3 comments
Mohu is upcycling set-tops into new HDTV antennas.
DT Shakes Up Management at Dutch Operation
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2016  |  1 comment
Operator names a new consumer boss in the Netherlands and needs a new CEO and CFO for the struggling business.
What Is SDNFV & Why Should You Use It?
Column  | 
6/14/2016  |  2 comments
SDN and NFV are more than just networking acquaintances, believes Open Networking Foundation (ONF) Executive Director Dan Pitt.
Game Consoles Get 4K & VR Ready
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2016  |  2 comments
Microsoft and Sony plan their entry into the world of VR gaming.
FCC Wins Key Net Neutrality Ruling
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2016  |  8 comments
The US Appeals Court for the DC Circuit rules in favor of the FCC in net neutrality decision.
Eurobites: Ericsson Set to Cut up to 4,000 Jobs Soon – Report
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson tools up its 5G Garage; Nokia unveils Smart Home solution; Apple Pay for Orange Cash customers.
CEO Chat With SCTE/ISBE's Mark Dzuban
Between the CEOs  | 
6/14/2016  |  2 comments
Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of SCTE/ISBE, sits down with Steve Saunders in Light Reading's New York office to discuss the society's Energy 2020 campaign, including its mission to benefit the environment, enable economic benefits and the key challenges facing cable operators wanting to reduce energy consumption.
WWDC: 5 Top Updates for Apple's tvOS
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
'The future of TV is apps.' (Stop me if you've heard this one...)
Comcast & Alarm.com Reportedly Eye Icontrol
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2016  |  Post a comment
The industry is buzzing about an imminent split-up and acquisition of Icontrol by Comcast and Alarm.com.
Why Niche Content Could Sink Cable TV
Column  | 
6/13/2016  |  3 comments
As niche OTT services abound, they could shatter the business model for the pay-TV industry's traditional fat bundles.
Cable Sees NFV Enhancing Network Security
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2016  |  Post a comment
CableLabs' security maven says the organization is looking at SDN and NFV, and how those technologies can potentially mitigate security problems, and be used to put in multiple layers of defense.
Gigabites: Nokia Woos Cable's Gigabit Leaders
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2016  |  1 comment
Nokia's latest acquisition is a sign that there's money to be made in helping cablecos deliver gigabit services.
Eurobites: Netherlands Gets 5G Testbed
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: FTTH body gets new director; Singapore takes a chunk of Ireland's eir; EE opens up emergency network to rivals.
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