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Comcast Joins ONAP
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  5 comments
Cable operator the first to join open source project led by AT&T to define network management, orchestration and automation of NFV/SDN.
Starry Fixed Wireless Debuts at $50/Month
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  5 comments
The startup out of Boston expanded beta access to its service to paying customers.
Charter Rebuffs Sprint, Still a SoftBank Target?
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2017  |  Post a comment
After cable giant rebuffs efforts by SoftBank's Son to be acquired and merged with Sprint, a direct acquisition is still rumored.
Sprint Proposes Merger With Charter – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/29/2017  |  2 comments
But Charter might be a reluctant suitor.
Altice USA Begins Fiber Buildout
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Altice's fiber-to-the-home buildout has officially begun in the US.
Sprint Plus Cable, Still on the Table – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Charter may yet sign a reseller deal with Sprint to supplement their MVNO agreement with Verizon.
Sky Eyes Spanish Streaming Opportunity
News Analysis  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
Sky has announced in its earnings report that it will be entering the Spanish market with an OTT video streaming service.
WiCipedia: 'Build Up, Never Tear Down'
WiCipedia  | 
7/28/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber's saving grace; 'boys will be boys'; gaming without prejudice; and more.
Charter Chugs Along Despite Video Losses
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Q2 earnings were a disappointment, but Charter is sticking to its long-term strategy.
Huawei at Center of Pacific Cable Spat
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Australian government threatens to veto subsea cable over Huawei role.
German Video Revenues Hit New Heights – VPRT
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
New research from commercial broadcast association VPRT finds that revenue from pay-TV and video services grew 11% last year and predicts growth will be sustained in 2017.
Eurobites: Orange Returns to Growth in France
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: the cost of soccer rights slide-tackles Sky's profits; O2 forced to throttle Brits' data roaming; Telecom Italia trumpets LAA trial.
Comcast Lines Up Fall Launch for 'Instant TV'
News Analysis  | 
7/27/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast's new low-cost IPTV service won't be for everyone.
Capex Plummets in Alphabet's 'Other Bets'
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  3 comments
Alphabet is spending a lot less now that it's reeled back its fiber ambitions.
Vivendi to Launch New Italian TV Offensive With TIM, Canal Plus
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Telecom Italia is set to launch a new premium content channel as well as acquire and produce content in partnership with fellow Vivendi company Canal Plus, according to reports.
FTTH Pressure Grows on Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
Could cable-based rivalry and 5G realities force Deutsche Telekom to give up its FTTH resistance?
Cable Eyes SD-WAN to Boost Business Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/25/2017  |  4 comments
Software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) is offering cable multiple system operators (MSOs) a leg up in the market, offering solutions other than fiber, such as DOCSIS 3.1; however, it is not without its challenges.
ZoneTV Programs Television Like Pandora
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  3 comments
ZoneTV is turning channels into apps and adding on-the-fly personalization.
NCTC Adds Vue to Line-Up
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  1 comment
Cable co-operative announces deal with OTT service Vue, allowing members to distribute Sony PlayStation's skinny bundle.
Eurobites: Google's Q2 Gouged by EU Mega-Fine
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: online giants pressed on terms of use; Vodafone Germany hails half-gigabit rollout; Arqiva trials FWA with Samsung.
What's a Little Throttling Between Friends?
MariNation  | 
7/24/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon capped the speeds on video streaming apps last week, and customers weren't happy.
New Arris Boxes Bring OTT to Tier 2 Market
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2017  |  2 comments
Arris is unveiling new set-tops for smaller cable companies that are powered by Tivo and offer access to apps like Netflix and YouTube.
Rogers Pencils In X1 Launch for 2018
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2017  |  1 comment
Rogers reports strong Q2 earnings and further details on its launch of the Comcast X1 video platform.
BBC Head: We Must Reinvent Broadcasting for a New Generation
News Analysis  | 
7/21/2017  |  6 comments
BBC Director-General Tony Hall says BBC must respond to younger viewers consuming content in different ways in the British public broadcaster's annual report.
WiCipedia: From New Zealand to the Silicon Prairie & Beyond
WiCipedia  | 
7/21/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women in tech make a timely departure; Smartphones put safety first; Silicon Prairie makes a statement; and more.
On Broadband, FCC Talks Carrots, Not Sticks
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2017  |  4 comments
The FCC has clarified that it won't override the authority of cities and states when it comes to new guidelines for telecom pole attachments and other broadband deployment issues.
Apple's SSO Picked Up by Indy Operators
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2017  |  Post a comment
Ten operators affiliated with the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) launched Apple's single sign-on facility within their TV Everywhere apps.
Battle Begins for Small Cells, Smart Cities
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2017  |  1 comment
It's cities versus states in the latest battle over small cell deployments.
Mobile to Power Online Video Consumption – Zenith
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2017  |  9 comments
Latest edition of the media agency's annual Online Video Forecast finds that mobile video will power the next growth spurt in online video consumption.
Eurobites: DT's Van Damme Makes Way for Wössner
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's chief strategy officer departs; Telekom Austria, Tele2 enjoy positive Q2 numbers; MTS and Ericsson test Licensed Assisted Access.
Comcast Accelerates Into 15 IoT Markets
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  7 comments
From zero to 15 IoT markets in nine months.
Eurobites: DT Trials G.fast for MDUs
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openreach probes FTTP demand; Exatel trials Rapid 5G; Oracle's cloud push creates 1,000 EMEA jobs.
Liberty Global Joins Original Content Party
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global announces the launch of a global television production and distribution studio, Platform One Media, along with private equity firm TPG Growth.
Netflix Trades at Record Highs on Q2 Report
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2017  |  1 comment
Netflix blew past subscriber forecasts with 5.2 million new customers in the second quarter.
In the TV Biz, AT&T Walks a Tricky Line
MariNation  | 
7/17/2017  |  1 comment
Has AT&T over-extended itself in the video business?
Facing the Facebook Video Threat
Column  | 
7/17/2017  |  5 comments
Will social media platforms be the next big disruptor of the pay-TV industry? Could be, but pay-TV providers have ways to respond to this and other threats.
Roku Gunning for $1B IPO – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2017  |  4 comments
This would be the second time Roku has considered filing for an initial public offering.
Facebook: Sync Content With TV Ads to Catch Wandering Eyeballs
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2017  |  2 comments
Facebook IQ analyzed findings from an eye-tracking study on how and why TV viewers use smartphones, and suggests that advertisers would benefit from synchronizing Facebook content with TV commercials.
Eurobites: Altice Peps Up Its Portuguese Content Offer
News Analysis  | 
7/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone eyes German ISP; Telia flags up profit warning; Ericsson in distribution deal with QYOU; Dixons Carphone hangs up on Spain.
WiCipedia: From Topless Robots to Killer Airbags
WiCipedia  | 
7/14/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Scantily clad robots and Ashton Kutcher make headlines; Say bye-bye to White House science; Will Gen Z close the gap?; and more.
AT&T Unveils Next-Gen Video Platform
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2017  |  3 comments
Big US telco will launch beta tests of new cloud-based platform with DirecTV Now customers this summer, with plans to extend platform to all consumer video services over time.
Telcos Beware: Sidewalk Labs Is on the Move
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2017  |  6 comments
Sidewalk Labs has grand designs for connecting smart cities with next-generation communications networks.
Altice Puts Squeeze on Orange With Bank Move – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2017  |  1 comment
European cable operator is said to be planning the launch of its own online banking service early next year in a move that will unsettle Orange.
Nielsen Report Highlights Pay-TV Dilemma
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2017  |  4 comments
Live TV viewing continues to drop, but still accounts for vast majority of video viewing time.
Politicians Rally for Net Neutrality in DC
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2017  |  4 comments
Net neutrality summer in the city.
AT&T Parades Into Net Neutrality Protest
MariNation  | 
7/12/2017  |  4 comments
If you say the words bubble gum over and over, they lose all meaning. So it goes with net neutrality.
Orange's New €100M Content Plans Reflect CFO Wariness
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Orange is grouping together various content subsidiaries and will spend €100 million on new series, but it remains wary of making bigger content commitments.
Apple Facing New Video Challenge – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2017  |  3 comments
A new report in the Wall Street Journal says that Apple is losing video market share while Netflix, Amazon and pay-TV providers like Comcast make gains.
Ofcom Report Details Shifts in UK Video Consumption
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2017  |  Post a comment
UK communications regulator Ofcom recently released its annual public broadcasting research report, detailing changes in viewing behaviors among different age groups.
Atlantic Broadband Takes MetroCast Express
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2017  |  Post a comment
Midsize US MSO seeks to expand its footprint along the Atlantic coast by striking $1.4 billion deal to buy MetroCast, a smaller cableco with 236,000 customers in five states.
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