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Arris Rides Capex Wave Again
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  1 comment
Continued shipment surges in set-tops, video gateways, CCAP devices, wireless data gateways and other devices drive healthy hikes in revenue and income, but fourth quarter may be dicey because of merger deals.
Apple Launches 'Massive' CDN -- Report
Wagner’s Ring  | 
7/31/2014  |  8 comments
The company has interconnect deals in place with Comcast and other ISPs and will likely spend $100 million this year.
Charter Revenues Up, Video Subs Down
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  1 comment
Charter reports higher revenues but more video subscriber losses, as more details emerge on its proposed system swaps and new cloud-based UI.
Comcast Strengthens Billing Bond with CSG
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2014  |  5 comments
BSS vendor will take on all of Comcast's residential billing services, adding 2.3 million customers to the platform it has already deployed with the cable company.
Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
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7/31/2014  |  6 comments
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business as it reports Q2 financials, but investors are showing signs of nerves.
Verizon, thePlatform Team Up on IP Video
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7/31/2014  |  1 comment
Verizon Digital Media Services and Comcast's thePlatform are partnering to deliver an end-to-end IP video solution.
The Power of the Gig
The Gigabot  | 
7/30/2014  |  8 comments
The increasing pace of gigabit network rollouts by providers of all stripes is putting more pressure on competitors to respond.
Netflix Adds AT&T to Pay-to-Peer List
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2014  |  3 comments
In the latest net neutrality-related deal, Netflix has notched a paid interconnection agreement with AT&T.
Swisscom Boasts FTTX Milestone
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2014  |  2 comments
Extending fiber to homes, buildings and local street distribution points has taken the Swiss incumbent's 'ultra-fast' broadband subs numbers to more than 1 million.
Pics From Comic-Con -- Honest!
Slide Shows  | 
7/30/2014  |  14 comments
Light Reading takes Comic-Con -- even technology editors need a break!
Comporium Aims Gig at Businesses, Residents
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2014  |  7 comments
The carrier prepares to extend its Zipstream gigabit service to 15,000 residents in Rock Hill, S.C., while continuing to drive business development efforts in the region.
TV UIs In the Frame at CableLabs Conference
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2014  |  2 comments
Demos at the CableLabs Summer Conference next week will highlight immersive display technology, a location-based TV application, and RDK software solutions.
Bright House Launches VOD Ad Insertion
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2014  |  7 comments
Sixth largest US MSO picks BlackArrow to handle dynamic insertion of ads into VOD content, starting with Indianapolis market.
Eurobites: Liberty Merges Euro Operations
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7/29/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to cut costs further as profits slide in H1; Nokia Networks teams up for wide-area 4G broadcast trial; Vodafone brings Chromecast to the UK high street.
Sling Shoots for Chromecast Support
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2014  |  5 comments
Sling is lining up Chromecast support for the new retail Slingbox M1 and other recent Slingbox devices.
Cable Broadband Surpassing Video: Moody's
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2014  |  4 comments
In a new report, Moody's Investors Service projects that the US cable industry will have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers by next year.
Muni Utilities Take Gigabit Fight to FCC
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2014  |  3 comments
Utilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Wilson, N.C. petition the FCC to let them expand their gigabit networks to surrounding communities.
TiVo Criticizes CableCARD Coverage
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2014  |  12 comments
TiVo takes exception to the latest coverage of the CableCARD debate, following key US House vote to kill separable security mandate.
Eurobites: BSkyB Agrees $9.1B M&A Deal
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe still weighs on Vodafone revenues; EE on course for 6 million 4G customers by year's end.
U-verse Growth Slips But Still Strong
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  14 comments
AT&T's fiber-fed platform records slower growth in second quarter but still well outstrips pace of Verizon FiOS and other broadband pay-TV providers.
Eurobites: DT's Hungary Operation Cuts Jobs
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica doubles down on security; Nokia holds steady in Q2; "right to be forgotten" row continues.
Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/24/2014  |  7 comments
Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.
Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
7/24/2014  |  6 comments
The results of Light Reading's fourth annual Salary Survey tell us about the salaries, aspirations and job satisfaction of nearly 1,200 telecom professionals.
Rabbit TV: We'll Pay Retrans Fees
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2014  |  1 comment
In the wake of the Aereo court ruling, online video company Rabbit TV is offering to pay broadcasters retransmission fees to distribute their content over the web.
To TDS, TV Is a Gigabit Must-Have
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  5 comments
TDS Telecom turns up its second gigabit market, emphasizing its IPTV offering as a critical part of the package.
House Votes to Kill CableCARD Mandate
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7/23/2014  |  Post a comment
In a bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Reauthorization Act of 2014 (STELA), which also aims to end the FCC's CableCARD mandate.
Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.
Comcast Seeks More X1 Magic
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  Post a comment
After cutting video sub losses in the traditionally poor second quarter, Comcast is seeking greater returns from its next-gen IP video platform.
Asus, Quantenna Bring Gigabit WiFi Home
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  1 comment
Asus launches first Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi router with Quantenna chipset, offering wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gbit/s.
FiOS: Slower Sub Growth, Faster Upload Speeds
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  12 comments
Verizon FTTP platform sees video and data sub growth continue to slip as FiOS reaches the limit of its network buildout.
Blog Wars: Verizon, Level 3 Duke it Out
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  9 comments
Dueling blogs actually agree on the problem causing Netflix traffic to slow but – shockingly – disagree on the solution.
The Municipal Menace?
The Gigabot  | 
7/22/2014  |  17 comments
New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.
Eurobites: Netflix to Take Euro Hit in Q3
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica passes M2M milestone; Vodafone offers small cells to rural folk; XMOS attracts $26.2 million Series D funding.
Arris Taps Wurl for New OTT Platform
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Arris has partnered with startup company Wurl to introduce Arris Market, a new TV app platform.
VeloCloud Reimagines Enterprise WAN
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  4 comments
VeloCloud offers a cloud-based WAN service for delivering enterprise-grade service over regular broadband lines.
Eurobites: Netflix Takes 1Tbit/s in Paris
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fiber-sharing in Portugal; Algerian gig for Nokia Networks/Juniper; GTS debuts unified comms; BSkyB focuses on content.
Net Neutrality Fight Peaks at FCC Deadline
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  9 comments
With the comment deadline looming, interconnection agreements are at the heart of several fillings with the FCC on its Open Internet NPRM.
Will Santa Fe Strategy Be a Message to Munis?
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  9 comments
A municipal fiber network project in New Mexico is rife with controversy, from how it was awarded to the strategy it's following to whether the city needs to be involved at all.
Eurobites: Google Fiber Eyes UK
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson Q2 margin boost; EE, Huawei trial 4G broadcasting; Orange's new subsea link.
AlcaLu's Bell Labs Opens Video R&D Lab in UK
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  1 comment
Cambridge is home to a new video-centric R&D lab formed by Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
Aereo's Cable Status Denied by Copyright Office
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  5 comments
The US Copyright Office has told Aereo that it doesn't believe the streaming video company qualifies as a cable operator.
Eurobites: TeliaSonera Suffers in Spain
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transmode Q2 profits halved; Hutchison, VimpelCom discuss Italian merger; BT targets SMBs with One Phone.
Comcast, TiVo May Ditch the CableCARD
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2014  |  4 comments
Comcast and TiVo are working on a joint solution that would give retail set-tops access to Comcast interactive services without a CableCARD.
Comcast Rolls Xfinity Connect Updates
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast continues to upgrade its mobile voice services with updates to Xfinity Connect that include in-app voicemail transcripts, an updated user interface, and more.
Eurobites: Ex-Nokia Staff Fear Microsoft Axe
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom/Oi merger back on track; Anritsu gets BT gig; Carphone Warehouse plans MVNO.
Eurobites: Carlos Slim Lands Telekom Austria
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits up; Telefónica cozies up to Huawei; former Gowex boss could face long stretch.
AT&T's OTT Venture Buys Creativebug, Calls Itself Otter Media
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2014  |  6 comments
AT&T and Chernin Group splashes $10M on artsy-crafty Creativebug, names OTT JV Otter Media.
Comcast Sweeps Up PowerCloud
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2014  |  5 comments
Reports suggest Comcast has purchased PowerCloud Systems, maker of the Skydog WiFi router and management software.
Small UK Firms Left Stranded by ISPs – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2014  |  1 comment
It's not just in rural areas where British small businesses are being disadvantaged by poor broadband services, finds a scathing report.
YouTube Seeks More Premium Content
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2014  |  1 comment
YouTube is once again talking to producers about creating more professional content for the streaming video platform.
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