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Charter Still Content With No Content
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  4 comments
Unlike such other US pay-TV giants as AT&T and Comcast, Charter still sees no reason to bulk up and diversify with major video programming assets.
Charter to New York: We Ain't Going Anywhere
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Charter Chief Tom Rutledge says company plans to fight state PSC order to sell all its New York cable systems and leave the state behind.
Harmonic Still Seeking Scale for Its Virtual CCAP
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  1 comment
Showing that the virtual CCAP era is still in the early phases, Harmonic says its new CableOS platform is delivering broadband service to about 400,000 cable modems worldwide.
Eurobites: Fastweb Buys Tiscali's Fixed-Wireless Biz, 5G Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
7/31/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor CEE sale gets EC approval; Vivendi reveals Telecom Italia write-down; Liberty Global completes Austrian sale.
New York State Tells Charter to Get Out
News Analysis  | 
7/30/2018  |  1 comment
State PSC revoked its 2016 approval of Charter's acquisition on Friday and ordered Charter to file plans within 60 days to sell all its New York cable systems to another provider.
WiCipedia: Feminist Internet, Young Tycoons & Blind Spots
WiCipedia  | 
7/27/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Uber keeps sticking its head in the mud; Forbes 40 Under 40 list; how the Internet could be feminist-friendly; and more.
Comcast Asks Wall Street: Where Is the Love?
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2018  |  1 comment
Number one US cable and broadband provider flexes broadband muscles as it seeks to prove to financial community that it's still got its good-old growth mojo going.
Orange Bullish in Spain as Convergence Bid Pays Off
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2018  |  Post a comment
French incumbent reports growth in sales and profits thanks to a strong showing in Spain and across markets in Africa and the Middle East.
Eurobites: South America Drags Down Telefónica's Q2
News Analysis  | 
7/26/2018  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Sky's good year; KPN's shaky second quarter; ITV pulls shows from Netflix; Man U start streaming.
Your Broadband Sucks, Telecom Italia CEO Tells UK
Morris Lore  | 
7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Italy beats the UK hands down on food and culture, but does it offer a better broadband experience as well?
AT&T Starts to Milk the Time Warner Cash Cow
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Company executives spell out plans to use new WarnerMedia assets to boost subscription, advertising and transactional revenues on all their distribution platforms.
Sales Squeeze to Drive Heavier Cutbacks at Vodafone
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Incoming CEO Nick Read is aiming for heftier cost cuts this year than last as Vodafone looks to hit profitability targets in slow-growing markets.
Eurobites: Amazon Prepares for Cloud Push in Cape Town
News Analysis  | 
7/25/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Poland's Play upgrades with Ericsson; BT lab addresses PSTN switch-off; Germany plans cyber counter-punch.
Verizon: We'll Still Do Video Our Way
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2018  |  Post a comment
Big Red pins residential broadband hopes on putting fiber in more markets as its Fios platform continues to score modest gains in data customers while its DSL sub base dwindles further.
Openreach Cuts Prices to Fend Off Infrastructure Challenge
News Analysis  | 
7/24/2018  |  1 comment
Sharp cuts to wholesale rates could sap enthusiasm for investment in fiber networks that provide an alternative to Openreach.
Infinera, Coriant Hear a $430M Siren Song of Synergy
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2018  |  10 comments
Infinera has offered to acquire Coriant for $430 million in cash and stock but the deal is truly complementary, not just a cost-cutting exercise, both companies say.
UK Bumpkins Told Not to Expect Fiber in Their Lifetimes
Morris Lore  | 
7/23/2018  |  Post a comment
A UK government plan aims for all-fiber nationwide coverage when many of today's citizens will either be dead or living on Mars.
Comcast, Charter Bail on Sinking Mets
News Analysis  | 
7/23/2018  |  4 comments
Two largest US cablecos move to shed their minority stakes in baseball team while keeping their share of SNY, the Mets' premium cable sports network.
Eurobites: Telia Turns Up TV Offer With Bonnier Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
7/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Virgin Media loses UKTV channels; EU ups the ante with Qualcomm; Proximus teams up for smart buildings.
WiCipedia: Facebook in Diversity Hotseat & US Lagging in Gender Equality
WiCipedia  | 
7/20/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Facebook reveals latest diversity numbers; Microsoft still in lawsuit battle; African women's tech access; and more.
Comcast Gives Up on Fox, Focuses on Sky
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2018  |  Post a comment
Seemingly bowing to the inevitable, Comcast formally withdrew its $65 billion bid for 21st Century Fox and said it would now focus all its efforts on buying Sky.
Adtran Will Be a 5G Winner, Says Analyst
News Analysis  | 
7/19/2018  |  10 comments
Broadband vendor's NG-PON2 technology could have a major role to play in the 5G networks that service providers are building.
Eurobites: EU Socks Google With $5B Monster-Fine for Android Control-Freakery
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2018  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: high marketing costs hit Telekom Austria's earnings; streaming services on the march in UK; Ericsson appoints new digital services chief.
Vodafone Gets Set for Gigafast Assault on BT
News Analysis  | 
7/18/2018  |  1 comment
Using networks built by CityFibre, the UK service provider is due to launch its first gigabit-speed broadband service in the next few weeks.
Tivo Touts Network Flexibility in Latest Video Win
News Analysis  | 
7/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Tivo shows that its new, app-focused IP video platform is device- and network-agnostic.
Coherent Optics Get Close to the Edge
Column  | 
7/17/2018  |  2 comments
Why it makes sense for cable operators to distribute coherent packet-optical technology to the cable network edge.
Europe's Telecom Sector Is Not Perfect, but It's Less Rotten Than America's
Morris Lore  | 
7/17/2018  |  3 comments
The standard narrative that heavy-handed regulation is undermining Europe's telecom sector is a myth that needs busting.
Netflix Is Growing, but Don't Ask by How Much
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2018  |  5 comments
Netflix missed its subscriber forecast, which spooked investors, but the company's execs insist that nothing about the business has really changed.
ZoneTV's Video PaaS Arms TV Titans With Custom Programming
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
ZoneTV will try to expand its digital video distribution business with a platform-as-a-service model aimed at pay-TV and OTT TV operators as well as individual programmers and studios.
Roku Pumps Up the Volume
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2018  |  1 comment
Roku is about to bring more 'A' to the A/V mix with the launch of premium-quality wireless speakers that are tightly integrated with various Roku TV models.
Eurobites: OBS Buys Basefarm to Reap Multicloud Benefits
News Analysis  | 
7/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre thinks there's been a broadband con-trick; Ericsson trumpets 5G breakthrough with Telstra; MegaFon delists from London.
Get Ready for Streaming Video Downloads
Column  | 
7/16/2018  |  1 comment
How subscription streaming video downloads will keep mobile video viewers even more engaged.
SeaChange Wants to Make Waves
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Video technology specialist revamps video solutions portfolio with new cloud-based platform and software management tools for SPs.
Eurobites: German Giants Pledge to Extend 4G Coverage
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Proximus looks to boost IoT credentials with Codit acquisition; Telit sells automotive unit; Finland starts 5G spectrum auction.
WiCipedia: Open Office Fishbowls & Trans Women in Tech
WiCipedia  | 
7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Trans women in tech teach bros; benefits rank different importance depending on gender; girls run the (tech) world; and more.
Why ISPs Are High on Whole-Home WiFi
News Analysis  | 
7/13/2018  |  3 comments
Premium in-home WiFi service creates new stream of revenue alongside important operational benefits.
Cable Undergoing Extensive Wireless Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.
Eurobites: Comcast Ups Its Bid for Sky
News Analysis  | 
7/12/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT shareholders revolt over Patterson's package; ECI lands backbone deal in Lithuania; Exponential-e tackles multicloud.
Rogers Sparks 'Ignite TV' Using Comcast's X1
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2018  |  Post a comment
The Canadian operator has quietly started to roll out an IP-delivered video service that is underpinned by Comcast's X1 platform.
Eurobites: Vodafone Greece Extends Network With CYTA Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits down in Q2; Virgin adds BT's 4K UHD sports channel; Sky sells online betting stake; UK fines Facebook a pittance for data breaches.
Fox Trumps Comcast With $32.5B Bid for Sky
News Analysis  | 
7/11/2018  |  Post a comment
Analyst says the bidding war looks set to run and run.
Fox Aims to Outfox & Outspend Comcast for Sky – Report
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Fox reportedly is about to pull the trigger on a bigger bid for Sky that could thwart Comcast's play for the coveted UK-based service provider.
Ericsson Rebadges Media Unit, Eyes Smart Cities, M&A
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
The media business that Ericsson is relinquishing has a new name and aspirations to consolidate the media networking sector and build a business with smart cities.
The Telecoms.com Podcast: It's Coming Home
LRTV Documentaries  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
This week: 5G in Romania; ZTE latest; sport in the spotlight.
AT&T's Stankey Serves Up a Stinker at HBO
Morris Lore  | 
7/10/2018  |  8 comments
Telco wades into successful content business and tells award-winning staff to get their act together.
Eurobites: Openreach Turns to Nokia, Huawei for 'Fibre First' Aid
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK Treasury wonks present fiber to-do list; T-Mobile Austria gets EU nod on UPC buy; Orange and Europol become partners in cybercrime.
Philo Fills Coffers With $40M More
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  Post a comment
Philo has locked down a big round of funding as it wages a campaign to appeal to cord-cutters with an sports-free, skinny TV service bundle.
5G Will Spur More Fixed-Mobile Convergence – Ovum
News Analysis  | 
7/10/2018  |  3 comments
5G spells opportunity for FMC upsell, reckons the Ovum team.
Dish Sues to Stop Stores Selling Shava TV Streaming Set-Tops
News Analysis  | 
7/9/2018  |  3 comments
Dish's lawyers are taking aim at several retail stores in the NYC area as the pay-TV giant attempts to keep rampant video piracy in check.
What to Expect From Nick Read, Vodafone's Next CEO
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
7/9/2018  |  Post a comment
On July 27, Nick Read will become Vodafone Group CEO designate before assuming the role of Group CEO on October 1. What can we expect from the operator's current CFO once he's in the hot seat?
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