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Gigabites: 'No Boundary' on Verizon Fiber Expansion
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2016  |  12 comments
Long live Fios!
Rovi Reports Mixed Q2 Ahead of TiVo Buy
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Rovi will double its size in Q3 assuming the acquisition of TiVo goes according to plan.
Arris Picks Up Pace in Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2016  |  Post a comment
With the integration of its big Pace purchase proceeding smoothly and several big cable mergers now approved, Arris racks up its best quarter and sees even better times ahead.
Light Reading Beyond
From the Founder  | 
7/28/2016  |  34 comments
Light Reading today starts a new voyage as part of a larger Enterprise.
Eurobites: BT Shrugs Off Troubles in Q1
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica has flat second quarter; SFR to shed jobs, say unions; Sky full-year profits up 12%.
Versa Adds RCN Business to Customer Roster
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
On the heels of announcing its first Tier 1 customer, CenturyLink, Versa Networks has announced that RCN Business is deploying its software-defined managed security and monitoring solutions to business customers already using its fiber-based services.
AT&T & Dish Mix 4K Into Olympics Coverage
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
AT&T through DirecTV, Dish and now Comcast are the first to confirm they will offer some 4K coverage from the Olympics in Rio, but additional operators may also be getting ready to do the same.
Comcast: X1 Strong, No Need to Go OTT Today
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  1 comment
In a strong second quarter, Comcast emphasized that its successful strategy of bundling services around its network footprint means it has no need to launch a national OTT video product.
Adtran Pieces Together a Software-Defined Access Mosaic
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
New platform brings cloud service delivery model to access networks, eliminating single vendor deployments and offering app-based models.
Frontier Calls In WiFi Fix With AirTies Mesh
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2016  |  Post a comment
Frontier is hoping to differentiate itself with new services like the AirTies in-home WiFi mesh solution.
Verizon Sports Big Plans for Yahoo
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  21 comments
Now that the big US telco has bagged Yahoo, it aims to become the third big player in the online media market, competing with Google and Facebook.
Eurobites: Probe Uncovers Nokia Pay Discrimination
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange reports flat first-half revenues, but fiber progress; O2 data for sale on dark net; Sky buys Chinese soccer, launches Ultra HD in Germany.
BT Clings On to Openreach – Just
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2016  |  1 comment
UK regulator Ofcom rules that BT's access network division Openreach must have its own board and staff but will remain part of the UK national operator, falling short of structural separation.
Yahoo Signing Off in $4.83B Sale to Verizon
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  8 comments
Less of an exclamation at Yahoo's end, more of a whimper.
Wurl Network Collapses VoD Into Linear TV
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2016  |  1 comment
New IP streaming network combines lean-back TV with IP video on demand.
CSPs Face Voice Service Dilemma
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
As TDM switches and early softswitches reach their end-of-life, telecom and cable companies have to decide whether to build again or outsource.
Gigabites: Anchor Institutions Aim High
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
The Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB) has put policy recommendations behind an effort to bring gigabit-plus speeds to all US anchor institutions by the year 2020.
Vodafone, 3 Plot UK Fiber Moves Amid Rules Shake-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  1 comment
Forthcoming regulations and growing competition could provide the UK's mobile operators with snazzier alternatives to BT's traditional wholesale offerings.
Eurobites: UK Dampens Vodafone's Q1
News Analysis  | 
7/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bezeq trials G.fast; Telecom Italia, HPE land cloud services contract; Net Insight sees revenues rise.
Comcast Prepaid Proves Internet Isn't Cheap
MariNation  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
New prepaid services are a decent option, but not a cheap one.
Is Dish Going Down the Drain?
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  7 comments
Despite gains from its Sling TV OTT service, Dish Network still reported a record loss of 281,000 subscribers in the second quarter.
How iPass & 60M Hotspots Could Disrupt the Mobile Industry
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2016  |  5 comments
The biggest WiFi network you've probably never heard of.
UFO Brings Hope to FTTH Altnets
Shades of Ray  | 
7/21/2016  |  2 comments
A fiber-to-the-home broadband trial in the city of York using CityFibre's network looks likely to lead to more competitive ultra-broadband services across the UK.
Verizon Readies Landmark NG-PON2 Trial
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
In a blow to Nokia, Verizon has tapped Adtran and Ericsson/Calix for its upcoming NG-PON2 lab trial, which is expected to lead to commercial deployments with Fios business customers early next year.
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Ericsson's CEO
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom gets cautious go-ahead for vectoring plan; Telia sees sales fall in second quarter; Vodafone UK gives Cisco's SON tech a whirl.
Eurobites: Hyperoptic Bags £21M EIB Loan for UK Gigabit Rollout
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach slammed by UK MPs; BT disagrees; low device sales hit Telenor's Q2 revenue.
Netflix Sub Slowdown Sends Stock Spiraling
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2016  |  5 comments
Higher-than-expected customer churn caught Netflix flat-footed in Q2.
Shaw Starts X1 Phase 2
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2016  |  Post a comment
Next up for Shaw customers: X1 set-tops to support the Comcast X1 video platform.
Facing the Internet TV Tsunami
Column  | 
7/18/2016  |  1 comment
As online video keeps pouring over both fixed and wireless networks, both content and service providers must adapt by adjusting their operations and business strategies.
Gigabites: US Ignites Gig+ Wireless Consortium
News Analysis  | 
7/15/2016  |  1 comment
Debut of Advanced Wireless Industry Consortium with major government and industry support follows release of new spectrum for 5G networks.
WiCipedia: Orthodox Women Code & Pop Culture Tech Queens
WiCipedia  | 
7/15/2016  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Top women in telecom are celebrated; Orthodox women take over the tech scene in Israel; reality stars rule the iTunes app store; and more.
Comcast Could Be Your Next Mobile Provider
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2016  |  2 comments
New Comcast mobile business unit formalizes the cableco's wireless ambitions.
Cisco Tackles Video Virtualization at Upskill U
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/14/2016  |  1 comment
Upskill U and Cisco's Rajeev Raman, senior director for Infinite Video, will examine the benefits of utilizing virtualization for video delivery.
Eurobites: Sky Goes Ultra HD
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTS deploys Nokia carrier aggregation tech in Russia; IoT spending on the rise; delay on Apple tax probe decision.
CNX: Smart Software for Smart Cities
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2016  |  Post a comment
New software platform could create a visual inventory of assets for smart city development across the nation.
Beware the Bottleneck! Why 5G Is Driving an Ultra-Broadband Boom
Shades of Ray  | 
7/13/2016  |  3 comments
The notion of 5G most commonly conjures up a vision of incredibly high-speed wireless/mobile broadband connectivity, but right now it's fixed line broadband that is key to operators' 5G plans.
Roku: HTML5 No Panacea for TV Apps
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2016  |  2 comments
'Ditch the Box' could end up being just as complicated as 'Unlock the Box.'
Upskill U: Streaming Video Alliance on Boosting Video CEM
Kelsey's Grammar  | 
7/13/2016  |  1 comment
Jason Thibeault, executive director of the Streaming Video Alliance, tackles CEM strategies for video delivery at Upskill U.
18 Months On, Google Fiber Lands in Charlotte
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2016  |  3 comments
Sign-ups begin in Charlotte, but Google Fiber is more than a year behind AT&T with gigabit service.
CoralTree Adds Video Smarts to the NetCracker Suite
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2016  |  1 comment
Acquisition of cable industry OSS/BSS specialist will provide much-needed project delivery capabilities, according to NetCracker.
Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Live Video
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2016  |  5 comments
There are great expectations for a new payout in live video.
Eurobites: Vodafone, Wind in Greek Fiber Collaboration
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft confirms closure of handsets plant in Finland; Com Hem profits rise in Q2; Virgin to buy Irish broadcaster.
What Does Comcast Want From Arris?
MariNation  | 
7/11/2016  |  2 comments
What exactly does an optional equity stake in Arris buy for Comcast?
Eurobites: 3 Sparks Rumble in UK's Spectrum Jungle
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat gives VoLTE a try; Sigfox rolls into Singapore; public service broadcasting holds steady.
Siris Snatches Up Polycom, Leaving Mitel Bereft
News Analysis  | 
7/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Mitel had a deal to acquire Polycom for $1.96 billion, but Siris Capital made a better offer.
Gigabites: Wisconsin Brings the Weak Sauce
News Analysis  | 
7/8/2016  |  Post a comment
Wisconsin's Broadband Forward! program leaves much to be desired.
Alphabet Amps Up Video Play With Anvato Buy
News Analysis  | 
7/8/2016  |  1 comment
If you want to be in the content delivery business, you'd better know how to handle video delivery.
Facebook Separates Media From the Cloud
MariNation  | 
7/7/2016  |  2 comments
Not everything belongs in the cloud.
Cox Invests in Fiber Outside the Franchise
News Analysis  | 
7/7/2016  |  3 comments
A new strategic investment in Unite Private Networks will give Cox major fiber assets outside its cable footprint.
Eurobites: Altice Considers Belgian Sale
News Analysis  | 
7/7/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MEPs approve cybersecurity proposals; trade bodies join forces on connected cars; Vodafone offers rural connectivity hubs in UK.
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