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Content tagged with Cable posted in June 2018
Comcast Service Down – Just Start the Weekend Now
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2018  |  5 comments
A fiber cut by a backbone network partner took out service for business and residential customers of Xfinity Internet, video and voice, according to Comcast.
AT&T Fires Up More Fiber & 5G Pilots
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2018  |  1 comment
The operator launched full-fiber broadband and a fixed-mobile 5G trial in South Bend, Ind., bringing it up to 71 metro regions nationwide.
Eurobites: Ålcom & Ericsson Put 5G NR Standalone Through Its Paces
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bags more soccer rights; fiber for Exeter; Colt chooses ADVA for NFV; Deutsche Telekom's World Cup AI.
WiCipedia: Crypto, Cannabis & Change
WiCipedia  | 
6/29/2018  |  1 comment
This week in our WiC roundup: STEM students experience sexual harassment; a 14-year-old CEO; crypto and cannabis; and more.
Elisa Beats US, Asia to 5G Finnish Line
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2018  |  3 comments
Finland's Elisa fends off tough competition from US and Asian operators to launch the world's first 'commercial' 5G service. And it really is commercial. Honest.
Remote PHY Moves Needle in Europe
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2018  |  2 comments
The most popular of the Distributed Access Architecture options that cable operators are now exploring, Remote PHY notched several advances at the recent ANGA COM show in Germany.
Eurobites: Telefónica Told to Play Nice With Transatel
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6/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nuage Networks sells SD-WAN with e-Qual; UK jobs lost as Facebook downs its drone project; Uber gets a second chance in London.
Eurobites: Telefónica Bags Rights to La Liga Soccer
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor Sweden CEO moves on; Eutelsat flips on Inmarsat bid; TIM board backs Genish; Fastweb gets flexible with Huawei.
AT&T Buys AppNexus, Charts Ad Strategy
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Smarter advertising will leverage the telecom giant's content and wireless operators to 're-invent' how ads are done, says exec.
How Netflix May Finally Meet Its Waterloo
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2018  |  27 comments
In a fresh forecast, Ovum's Tony Gunnarsson predicts that Netflix will see its subscriber growth plateau early next decade and then start experiencing sub losses as OTT skinny bundles take root.
Why Pay-TV Needs OTT Video Now
Breznick Unbound  | 
6/22/2018  |  1 comment
In new studies and reports, it's clear that pay-TV operators must incorporate OTT video services into their offerings if they wish to survive and thrive.
Telco Job Prospects Go From Bad to Worse
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2018  |  12 comments
Having already made workforce cuts last year, some of the world's biggest service providers are preparing to shed thousands of employees.
WiCipedia: Are Fembots a Boon or Bane for WiT?
WiCipedia  | 
6/22/2018  |  5 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Fembots 2.0; Google's diversity battles; women's voices aren't heard; and more.
Eurobites: Telenor Fined $96.5M for Freezing Out Rivals
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6/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Dixons Carphone profits slide; Telecom Italia considers fiber tie-up; Nokia outsources to India's HCL.
New Ruckus Chief Won't Risk a Rumpus
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6/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Ian Whiting, who will take over the new Arris enterprise networks unit on July 1, aims to execute the strategy that he helped craft as a top lieutenant.
ONF Moves Aggressively on the Edge
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6/19/2018  |  Post a comment
New strategic realignment already generating reference designs for virtualization of key edge access and compute platforms.
ZTE Tumbles Again as US Senate Rejects Rescue Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2018  |  1 comment
The Chinese supplier's future is once again on the line after US politicians voted to scrap Trump's rescue deal.
Analyst: Cable Gaining in Enterprise, but CenturyLink, Windstream Also Strong
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
New report from Matt Davis of Independence Research looks at the varying strategies and find key differences are aiding cable and telco.
CableLabs: New Optical Spec Almost Here
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6/18/2018  |  2 comments
Cable R&D group is prepping its Full Duplex Coherent Optics effort to vastly increase the fiber capacity in the cable access network.
Eurobites: Former France Telecom Execs to Stand Trial Over Suicides
News Analysis  | 
6/18/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Comcast's Sky bid gets the official EU nod; Virgin bills direct for Netflix; Telia denies break-up fee; Com Hem claims speed record.
WiCipedia: Diversity Fatigue & 'Unprotected' Minorities at Google
WiCipedia  | 
6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Google slams diversity measures at leadership level; fatigue sets in on the Valley; men's careers are nurtured more than women's; and more.
Eurobites: BT Still Has Work to Do on Openreach Separation
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6/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: faster broadband for Cardiff; Ukrainian billionaire plans 'Netflix of sport'; Sky bags Serie A rights; EU WiFi program a non-starter.
Comcast's Bid for Content, Growth & Whatever Comes Next
The Philter  | 
6/13/2018  |  5 comments
Comcast's desire to roll up more content assets and over-the-top distribution is just a blurring signpost as we rocket through a new media landscape.
DOCSIS 3.1 Ramps Up in Europe
News Analysis  | 
6/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Several major European cablecos are now rolling out or at least prepping for D3.1, following the broad rollouts in the US.
AT&T Wins Big, Gets Bigger: Judge Approves AT&T-Time Warner Merger
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2018  |  24 comments
The new, new AT&T starts now. A federal judge approves the $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, creating a media, telecom and entertainment giant.
Eurobites: BT Claims Quantum Leap in Internet Security
News Analysis  | 
6/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup, Telecom Italia negotiates layoffs agreement; Telefónica soft-launches O2 brand in Spain; more 5G fun from Nokia.
Why Ubiquitous Connectivity Matters
Column  | 
6/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Here's how CSPs can inject ubiquitous connectivity to achieve growth in the enterprise space.
Eurobites: South Africa's Vodacom Ups Black Shareholder Quotient
News Analysis  | 
6/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE offers 'smart number' technology; Comcast gets the EU green light on Sky bid; Vodafone Qatar virtualizes with Nokia; MegaFon completes on digital JV with Gazprombank.
Inmarsat Rejects Lowball Takeover Bid by EchoStar
News Analysis  | 
6/10/2018  |  1 comment
Satellite comms player says preliminary offer undervalues its prospects, leaving Charlie Ergen's EchoStar 28 days to make a firm bid or back off.
WiCipedia: Babies at Work, Raising Good Men & Kimmy Schmidt
WiCipedia  | 
6/8/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: How to raise good boys in the #MeToo era; Netflix lays on the startup jokes; babies on the Senate floor; and more.
Canadian Carriers Want 5G Spectrum Now
News Analysis  | 
6/8/2018  |  Post a comment
Canada's leading wireless carriers urge federal government to release 3.5GHz spectrum.
Taiwanese Cableco Goes More OTT
News Analysis  | 
6/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Taiwan Broadband Communications adds live TV on open devices and video-on-demand as part of the update to its over-the-top offering.
ZTE Fined Another $1B in Rescue Deal With US
News Analysis  | 
6/7/2018  |  4 comments
Chinese vendor forced to overhaul its management and put on ten-year probation by US authorities.
Eurobites: Amazon Scores English Premier League Soccer Rights
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6/7/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT offers Cisco-flavored SD-WAN-as-a-service; telco execs charged with fraud in Tanzania; Deutsche Telekom extends vectoring; union slams Telefónica's outsourcing strategy.
Eurobites: Industry Slams New EU Telecom Rules
News Analysis  | 
6/6/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Broadband progress too slow, say EU auditors; Telefónica names the date for all-IP migration; EE announces 5G trial in east London.
Cisco Goes Cloud-Native for CCAP
News Analysis  | 
6/5/2018  |  Post a comment
Cisco becomes first cable vendor to introduce software-based version of its broadband router, touching off what will likely be a fresh wave of competition.
UK Ruling Sparks Bidding War for Sky
News Analysis  | 
6/5/2018  |  2 comments
The UK government has given the go signal to both Comcast and Fox for their respective bids for UK pay-TV giant Sky, paving the way for a bidding war.
Eurobites: Telia & Ericsson Snuggle Up on Stockholm 5G Testbed
News Analysis  | 
6/5/2018  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Qualcomm appeals against antitrust fine; meet the new Martin Dawes; Iskratel and Teleste join forces on GPON/DOCSIS hybrid.
Charter's Mobile Service Details Leak
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2018  |  3 comments
Charter readies its Spectrum Mobile offering.
CableLabs Targets Mobile Backhaul Bounty
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
Pursuing another use for cable's DOCSIS-based HFC networks, CableLabs launches R&D lab for cell backhaul applications.
Vodafone Rewards Top Brass as Thousands of Staff Are Axed
News Analysis  | 
6/4/2018  |  4 comments
UK-based operator slashes thousands of jobs in efficiency drive while handing generous pay increases to senior management figures.
BCE 2018 Panel: Why Vendors Won't Get Paid Per Box Anymore
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/4/2018  |  Post a comment
A BCE keynote panel comprising speakers from Colt, Windstream and Wind River, plus industry strategic advisor David Amzallag, discuss the evolution of business models and procurement relationships as more and more functions are developed and monetized in software rather than hardware.
Eurobites: Can GTT Build on Interoute Acquisition?
News Analysis  | 
6/1/2018  |  Post a comment
In today's regional roundup: Can GTT get the best out of Interoute?; Orange Spain claims optical backbone milestone; KPN to close its OTT TV service; and other end-of-week stuff.
WiCipedia: Ms. Geek, Pink-Haired CEOs & Laila Ali Takes Silicon Valley
WiCipedia  | 
6/1/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Ms. Geek Rwanda changes the game; automation will steal women's jobs first; our new CEO idol; and more.


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