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CCAP Shipments Surge for Cable Vendors
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2014  |  2 comments
Shipments of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) gear jumped worldwide in the second quarter as more cable operators embraced the next-gen headend equipment.
Telenet to Invest €500M in Gigabit Network
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2014  |  1 comment
Belgian cable operator plans major network upgrade to deliver 1Gbit/s broadband services.
Tablet TV to Debut With a Twist in San Fran
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2014  |  3 comments
Tablet TV will launch in beta in San Francisco in September, allowing users to watch and record broadcast shows on their tablets without a subscription.
Netflix to FCC: Kill Comcast-TWC Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2014  |  8 comments
In a 99-page filing, Netflix argues that the Commission should reject the proposed merger because of the power that the combined company would have over the US broadband market.
TiVo Continues Cable Run
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2014  |  2 comments
DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it also pursues new ways to boost both its pay-TV partner and retail hardware sales.
TWC Internet Outage Follows $1.1M Fine
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2014  |  3 comments
A major Time Warner Cable Internet outage affecting 12 million broadband subs follows on the heels of a $1.1 million fine by the FCC for failure to report similar problems last year.
Eurobites: Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on Ziggo deal; BT accused of 'football tax'; Isle of Wight latest.
Rogers, Shaw Take Aim at Netflix
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2014  |  25 comments
In a joint venture operation, Canadian MSOs Rogers and Shaw are teaming up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix in Canada.
Charter Internet Outages Blamed on DNS Problems
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2014  |  12 comments
Charter Communications experienced major Internet outages in several US markets over the weekend, based on what appears to have been a domain name server issue.
Scripps Takes Longer Clearleap for Multiscreen
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Scripps has renewed its contract with Clearleap, in a multi-year deal to provide multiscreen video processing and delivery services.
Comcast, Level 3 Flex Ethernet Muscles
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2014  |  1 comment
Both service providers gain Ethernet-port market share in the latest US rankings by Vertical Systems Group, climbing to sixth place and eighth place, respectively.
AT&T GigaPower Adds Cupertino, Jacksonville
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2014  |  7 comments
AT&T has announced expansion plans for its high-speed GigaPower Internet service to Cupertino, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla., but details are limited.
Comcast Streams Back to School
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2014  |  20 comments
Comcast has officially launched Xfinity on Campus, a free streaming TV service for colleges and universities.
Eurobites: Ukraine Crisis Hits MTS Hard
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rostelecom profits down by a third; Kudelski gets Nagra H1 boost; mapping unit strife at Nokia.
Netflix, TWC Sign Pay-to-Peer Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2014  |  2 comments
Netflix has signed a paid peering agreement with Time Warner Cable, to go along with direct interconnection deals already completed with AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.
Cincinnati Bell Preps for 1-Gig
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Independent telco takes dead aim at local MSO rival Time Warner Cable with plans to launch Gigabit service early next month.
Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.
Simple.TV Lights Up DVR Guest Passes
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Simple.TV has introduced a new feature for its OTA TV digital video recorder that allows users to share recorded shows with up to five additional viewers.
Take Time to Give Time
Column  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.
Icontrol Powers Smart Homes for Best Buy
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Best Buy's new PEQ home automation solution is powered by Icontrol, the same platform company behind numerous cable operators' smart home services.
For Cable, Broadband Is the New Video
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/18/2014  |  2 comments
As expected, US cable broadband subscribers pass cable video subs for the first time in latest report from Leichtman Research Group.
Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Stalks Cable Prey
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile moves in Norway; Telecom Italia prepares Brazilian bid; paying homage to Simon.
US Pay-TV Subs Renew Plunge
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2014  |  11 comments
In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers lost another 300,000 video subscribers in the traditionally weak second quarter.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Eyes Brazil Merger
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE causes a stir with queue-jumping service; Huawei and Rostelecom box clever; soccer bosses clamp down on bootleg goal videos.
PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2014  |  1 comment
The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.
Comcast, FX Blend Binging & Live TV
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2014  |  1 comment
A recent Comcast/FX trial allowed viewers to watch the next episode of The Bridge on demand, immediately after the previous episode finished airing.
Cisco Takes Another Video Hit
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2014  |  6 comments
Cisco posts a 10% drop in service provider video revenues for the latest quarter and expects continued softness for at least two more quarters.
Adtran Offers G.Fast Crosstalk Cure
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2014  |  4 comments
Frequency Division Vectoring enables VDSL2 and G.fast to co-exist, and is intended to speed up deployment and reduce cost of G.fast.
Cisco to Ax Up to 6,000 Jobs, But It's Excited About SDN
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  4 comments
Cisco announced up to 6,000 layoffs as it barely stopped its quarterly revenue decline. But the SDN business is looking good.
T-Mobile CFO Eyes Dish, Growth Opportunities
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  1 comment
It would be easy for T-Mobile to deploy in Dish spectrum, according to CFO Braxton Carter.
AT&T's Strategy Boss Puts Content First
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  5 comments
AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.
Telstra, Netgear Claim Cable WiFi Gateway First
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  4 comments
Australian operator Telstra and Netgear have partnered to deliver what they claim is the world's first commercial deployment of an 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.
Eurobites: Vodafone's 4G Premium Backfires
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.
Adtran Launches 'Gig Communities' Initiative
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2014  |  7 comments
Networking gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cablecos for FTTP push, in addition to traditional telcos.
Cisco Earnings: What to Watch For
Wagner’s Ring  | 
8/13/2014  |  3 comments
Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.
Suddenlink Joins Gigabit Club
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2014  |  1 comment
Suddenlink unveils $230 million capital program to upgrade most of its cable systems for gigabit service by 2017.
Gainspeed, Avegant Share CableLabs Top Honors
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2014  |  Post a comment
Joint CableLabs Innovation Showcase winners Gainspeed and Avegant represent cable's dual focus on infrastructure efficiency and user interface improvement.
Cable's WiFi Video Attack
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/12/2014  |  2 comments
Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.
Android TV Could Roil Streaming Market – IHS
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2014  |  5 comments
Research report predicts the new Google TV streaming platform could disrupt the media streaming player market, especially hurting Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
CBS Eyes Online Streaming Deals
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2014  |  4 comments
CBS is selling original programming to other broadcasters, cable networks, and will soon do so to online video streaming services.
Eurobites: Russia Tightens Grip on Internet
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2014  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix on a roll in UK; Xbox gets free-to-air tuner option; faster broadband ups online spend.
Cord-Cutting Slows But Danger Still Real – Moffett
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2014  |  3 comments
Although the pay-TV industry is still losing subscribers, cord-cutting appears to be only partly to blame because it has flattened out.
Gigabit Is the New Black
The Gigabot  | 
8/8/2014  |  9 comments
The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.
Eurobites: Gemalto Buys Data Protection Specialist
News Analysis  | 
8/8/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom CEO quits; Telecom Italia eyes up GVT; Russia's MTS suspends operations in Crimea; Altice profits up.
Next-Gen Video Fuels Liberty Growth
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2014  |  2 comments
Top international MSO now boasts nearly 3 million advanced video subscribers across Europe, thanks to its growing deployments of TiVo and Horizon TV.
Eurobites: Iliad Could Team Up for T-Mob Pursuit
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.
Cablevision Looks to Data as Great Savior
News Analysis  | 
8/7/2014  |  10 comments
Despite losing broadband customers in the second quarter, Cablevision views data services and 'connectivity' as the key to future growth.
Eurobites: DT Down on Sprint's Withdrawal
News Analysis  | 
8/6/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.
TWC: Maxxing Out Too Late?
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/6/2014  |  3 comments
While the No. 2 US MSO is accelerating plans for all-digital video and broadband speed upgrades, it's still desperately playing catch-up.
Cablevision Lands Ex-Yahooer as CTO
News Analysis  | 
8/5/2014  |  Post a comment
Fifth-largest US MSO hires former Yahoo exec David Dibble for its freshly created CTO position.
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