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Bright Lights, Smart City: A 'Street Furniture' Exploration
MariNation  | 
6/30/2017  |  8 comments
Street furniture is the new telephone pole.
CenturyLink Joins Streaming Parade
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2017  |  4 comments
Big US telco launches beta version of nearly 50-channel OTT skinny bundle service designed to sell for $45 a month across the country.
Eurobites: Virgin Cuts Jobs in Wake of Fiber Rollout Ructions
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6/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia Technologies appoints new boss; Ukraine hit by fresh cyber attack; Fox/Sky latest; happy birthday 999.
WiCipedia: 'Persona Non Grata' Tech Moms & the Refugee STEM Pilot
WiCipedia  | 
6/30/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: A man wears a minidress to work when shorts won't cut it; an inspiring pilot travels alone to spread the word of STEM; tech moms get no respect; and more.
Charter Dips Into Skinny TV With Stream
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  2 comments
Charter is testing a $20-per-month skinny bundle TV service.
Trump Nominates Pai Ally for Final FCC Slot
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  8 comments
If Brendan Carr is confirmed alongside Jessica Rosenworcel, it would restore the FCC's slate of commissioners to its intended complement of five.
Orange Gears Up for Gruelling Tour de France Test
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2017  |  2 comments
Covering the 21-stage Tour de France is no small undertaking for Orange.
Europe Lagging US, China in UHD Purchases
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2017  |  6 comments
Sales of 4K UHD TVs are growing steadily in Europe, according to new research, but European adoption lags China and the US.
Smart Cities See Fog Rolling In
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2017  |  1 comment
From cloud to edge to fog, new networking strategies are starting to emerge in the smart cities sector.
AT&T & Ericsson Stream 5G in Austin
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  1 comment
AT&T, Ericsson and Intel get busy in second 5G Austin test.
Hulu Is Greatest Threat to Pay-TV Providers – Study
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  14 comments
Research from M Science suggests that cord-cutting is highest among Hulu subscribers, as opposed to Netflix or Amazon.
Charter, Comcast Eye Sprint Tie-Up – Report
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2017  |  2 comments
2007 called and it wants its Sprint mobile deal back.
Pay-TV Space: More Fragmenting & Facebook
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2017  |  2 comments
SNL Kagan sees US pay-TV business shriveling more as OTT services and skinny bundles grow and Facebook reportedly explores scripted TV shows.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia to Offer 4.5G in 11 Cities
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6/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR and Huawei test 4x4 MIMO; Drillisch wants to go upmarket; Sky takes stake in video compression outfit; ARM backs mmWave startup.
Post IPO, What Does Altice USA Acquire Next?
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2017  |  3 comments
There aren't a lot of options if Altice wants to spend its newfound cash in the US cable market.
Have YouTube TV, Will Travel
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
YouTube TV hits the road.
Does AT&T Deserve Time Warner?
MariNation  | 
6/23/2017  |  9 comments
'Deserve' is such a strong word...
Eurobites: Sigfox Gets Its Teeth Into UK IoT
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6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Free not happy with Netflix speed rating; Virgin Media customers put on hack alert; new CEO for Wind Tre.
WiCipedia: The Cool Tech Girl & Rallycross Racing
WiCipedia  | 
6/23/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Collete Davis runs the (startup) world; raising boys and girls differently; stop interrupting me!; and more.
Verizon Takes 'One Fiber' to More Cities
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6/22/2017  |  7 comments
Details on what Verizon gives and what it gains in a new agreement with the city of Sacramento.
Eurobites: UK UBB Providers Cry Foul Over 'Phony Fiber'
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6/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: du goes large with Massive MIMO; Free Mobile receives poor QoS review; Imagination Technologies puts itself up for sale.
Altice Raises $1.9B in US IPO
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2017  |  2 comments
IPO is the second biggest in the US market this year, with Altice planning to use funds to support further takeovers, according to press reports.
Charter M&A Mishap May Mean $13M Fee
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter blames pole attachment problems for a delay in delivering broadband service to more New York homes following the company's acquisition of Time Warner Cable
Netflix's Lesson in Culture Expectation Settings
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2017  |  8 comments
Over-the-top content company cuts its famous 120-slide deck down to 10 pages to communicate its values and culture to those both inside and outside of its business.
Eurobites: DT Thinks Small on Big Data
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6/21/2017  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: data privacy ding-dong continues; Sky/Fox merger latest; the Internet of Ships
Interactive TV: Do We Really Want It?
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6/21/2017  |  6 comments
Netflix has launched an interactive TV show with 'choice points' where viewers decide where to take the story next.
Ericsson Moves Closer to Media Business Sale – Report
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6/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Swedish vendor is reported to have hired banks to look at a divestment of its media business and says it has agreed to sell its power modules business to Asia's Flex.
G.fast, GPON & the Future of Gigabit Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Although the access market is quickly turning to wireless connections, fiber still has its place and is a growing commodity for vendors.
Verizon, Comcast Prep for TV Ad Tech Wars
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6/20/2017  |  2 comments
With content and connectivity in their arsenals, Verizon and Comcast are putting new resources into advanced advertising tech.
Comcast Opens Up on Smart Cities & machineQ
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2017  |  4 comments
Comcast has big IoT plans for Philly, and every other city in its customer footprint.
MoCA Makes Play for Broadband Access
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6/19/2017  |  1 comment
The Multimedia over Coax Alliance is introducing a new broadband access technology to fill in the coverage 'gaps' left by fiber and coax networks.
Apple: 1000x Bitten, Never Shy
News Analysis  | 
6/16/2017  |  4 comments
Once more unto the breach.
Verizon Adds Cloud-Based VNFs
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6/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Initial offerings include the usual suspects: SD-WAN, security and WAN optimization, and the company expects most firms will go hybrid.
WiCipedia: 50 to Watch & the 'Sheryl Sandberg of Mexico'
WiCipedia  | 
6/16/2017  |  1 comment
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: GTB releases list of 50 women in telecom to watch in 2017; She Loves Tech competes in Pakistan; Erica Baker is our new role model; and more.
Can Comcast Beat Customer Hate With a Private Cloud?
Wagner’s Ring  | 
6/15/2017  |  8 comments
Comcast is looking to a private cloud based on Cloud Foundry to turn around record bad customer satisfaction scores.
ISP Startup Targets Disruption in US Suburbs
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  12 comments
Former Square employees have launched Common Networks, an ISP startup that combines point-to-point wireless service with software defined networking.
Remote PHY Takes Early DAA Lead
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6/15/2017  |  5 comments
One of several DAA approaches that cable operators are exploring to feed more bandwidth to optical nodes and then customers, Remote PHY hogged the stage at the recent ANGACOM show in Germany.
Eurobites: Roaming Rumpus Isn't Over Yet
News Analysis  | 
6/15/2017  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telia's sheep project raises the baa on NB-IoT; Sky and Virgin collaborate on TV ads; BT's new woman in the Americas.
Trump Names Democratic FCC Choice
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2017  |  1 comment
President Trump plans to re-nominate Jessica Rosenworcel as a Democratic Commissioner on the FCC, less than six months after she left the telecom agency.
Tracking TiVo's Ups & Downs
News Analysis  | 
6/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Who will take over the reins as TiVo CEO?
How VR Could Cut Toilet Roll Use
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2017  |  4 comments
VR better engages audiences and drives home important messages, according to Greg Furber, director of VR at content creation company Rewind.
Infinera's Metro Power Play
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Optical vendor beefs up the metro platform it brought on board with the Transmode acquisition and says there are still plans to add PIC technology to the XTM system.
Eurobites: BT Soups Up Its Superchannel
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6/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT trials SDN for broadcast networks; EE demos balloon-based 5G backhaul; Altice hopes to raise $1.4 billion from US IPO.
Ruckus Lines Up Assets Ahead of Arris Sale
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2017  |  1 comment
Brocade is teeing up Ruckus Wireless and ICX switching technology products for sale to Arris with a combined wired/wireless network solution, but the Arris acquisition still has to wait until Broadcom closes its own deal for Brocade.
Verizon's OTT Buy, Partner & Build Strategy
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
At BCE, Jeff Geiser, vice president of Solutions Engineering at Verizon Digital Media Services, talked about the CSP's OTT content delivery strategy, including the Uplink acquisition and the release of MX Studio.
Calix Crafts 10G EPON Backing for Cable
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Seeking to make a bigger splash in the global $2 billion cable access tech market, Calix has introduced a 10G EPON version of its AXOS virtualized network platform for MSOs.
Why You Can't Quit Cable TV
MariNation  | 
6/12/2017  |  22 comments
Cord-cutting is fast losing its price advantage.
Accept That Fiber Acceptance Needs to Improve
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/12/2017  |  1 comment
To offer high-level fiber quality assurance to the clients they are leasing to, network operators need to start looking into more comprehensive automated OTDR systems.
Eurobites: Merkel Urges New Data Diktat
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU to probe Qualcomm/NXP deal; London Tech Week 2017 is up and running; Nokia wins big in China; mission-critical LTE tests planned; Dixons gives up on US.
Canadian Govt. Demands Lower Wireless Prices
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6/9/2017  |  2 comments
ISED Minister Navdeep Bains calls for carriers to offer cheaper wireless and broadband plans, shaking up the nation's three major telecom players.
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