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Top TV Trends Heading Into IBC
MariNation  | 
8/31/2016  |  1 comment
What was previously big is only getting bigger.
Digital ID Specialist UXP Raises Another C$8M
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  1 comment
Further financial backing led by cable guys John Malone and John Risley.
Eurobites: Nokia Patents President Jumps Ship
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia opens mmWave testing lab; Telenet upgrades mobile network with ZTE; Telefónica reconsiders infrastructure unit IPO.
France's Bouygues, Iliad Gain From Bigger Rivals' Pain
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2016  |  1 comment
France's two smallest network operators are profiting at the expense of Orange and Numericable-SFR.
Comcast Streams More... But Only for Students
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  2 comments
Xfinity on Campus is available at more than 60 schools, but Xfinity Stream has only launched in a handful of markets.
New Licensing Fix Could Speed the Road to 4K
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Can a new compromise proposal cut through disagreements between patent holders and smooth the way for faster HEVC adoption?
Eurobites: Russian Billionaire Pumps $50M Into FreedomPop
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU wants Ireland to wrestle $13 billion in back taxes off Apple; Iliad in talks with Vivendi over Canal+ deal; 4G in Egypt.
Hurdles Ahead for 4K, HDR
MariNation  | 
8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
What's holding 4K TV back? Quite a few things.
The Return of Offload: Sticking Plaster or Preventative Medicine?
Column  | 
8/29/2016  |  Post a comment
'WiFi offload' became something of a dirty term for a while, but Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser thinks 4G service providers are having to re-think their position.
Gigabites: Survey Says Gig Service Is a Moneymaker
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  4 comments
Adtran finds the market for gigabit services has changed drastically in two years, with a number of operators even making money from gigabit broadband now.
Eurobites: Ericsson Eases Estonia's Public Sector Into the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
8/26/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE does deal with Apple Music; Vivendi looks to cut costs at pay-TV unit; TV content rights shake-up in the offing across EU.
WiCipedia: Should Men Be Included? & Olympians Face Discrimination
WiCipedia  | 
8/26/2016  |  13 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Should men attend women's conferences?; women still minority in finance and advertising; sexism at Rio Olympics; and more.
Google Fiber Downsizing Not Confirmed
News Analysis  | 
8/25/2016  |  7 comments
Reports are mixed on whether Google Fiber is about to undergo significant downsizing.
Solving for the Next Netflix Effect
MariNation  | 
8/25/2016  |  2 comments
A look at what should be keeping network operators up at night.
Comcast & OpenStack by the Numbers
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2016  |  2 comments
Just how big is Comcast's OpenStack commitment?
Eurobites: Pressure Grows on Encrypted Messaging Services
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet targets wholesale market; Nokia rolls out 4G in Myanmar for Ooredoo; Opera offers VPN for Android; Inea offers 1Gbit/s Internet in Poland.
Google's Dreaming of VR in September – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2016  |  Post a comment
Who needs a widely adopted TV operating system when you can develop the next virtual reality OS?
Cloud, IP Shake Up Media & Broadcast IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/23/2016  |  2 comments
Just as telecom is moving toward virtualized data centers and SDN, the broadcast and media services industry are transforming core IT processes and moving to cloud and IP.
CCIA Counter-Attacks on Set-Top Proposal
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  4 comments
Internet and CE companies say the problems of 'Unlock the Box' can be solved with digital certificates, and that the latest MVPD compromise proposal still doesn't do enough to promote competition.
Changes Ahead for New Charter Markets
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2016  |  4 comments
And customers aren't going to like them all.
Rovi to Close on TiVo September 7
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  4 comments
Rovi signs patent licensing deal with Dish Network and pinpoints September 7 as the closing date for its acquisition of TiVo.
Eurobites: Telia Carrier Puts Göjeryd in Charge
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Net Insight wins in Abu Dhabi; Square staffs up for Europe; Mediaset files suit against Vivendi; Pokémon GOes, but comes back.
What's Up With App Fatigue?
Column  | 
8/22/2016  |  2 comments
How cable operators and other pay-TV providers can differentiate themselves by helping customers find needles in haystacks. More is not always better.
How We're Energizing Savings With SCTE
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/22/2016  |  Post a comment
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are teaming up again to create multimedia content aimed at helping cable operators cut energy use and costs.
Gigabites: New Map Pinpoints 500+ Gig Sites
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2016  |  3 comments
Viavi's new Gigabit Monitor mapping tool is valuable, but far from complete.
OPNFV Seeks More CSP Input
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2016  |  Post a comment
New advisory group will gather requirements even from non-member companies.
Eurobites: Ericsson Chairman in the Firing Line
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Volvo and Uber team up on self-driving cars; BT tries out long-range VDSL; Virgin Media to raise fees, again.
Dish to Mix OTA & OTT in Sling AirTV – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2016  |  1 comment
New AirTV box reportedly set to launch in September.
Virtualization Won't Kill Hardware Test Tools
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/18/2016  |  4 comments
As network functions virtualization (NFV) brings changes and challenges to the market, it is opening up numerous opportunities for test and measurement (T&M) vendors.
US Ignite Sets Stage for Smart Cities
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
From its Smart Gigabit Communities initiative to the new Advanced Wireless Consortium, US Ignite is in all the right places to make smart city dreams come true.
Verizon Lures SMBs With Mobile-First Plan
News Analysis  | 
8/18/2016  |  Post a comment
New OneTalk service unites wireless and wireline voice in an offer that Verizon claims is more elegant and efficient than current plans.
Slow Roll Builds for DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2016  |  6 comments
The DOCSIS 3.1 deployment plans are piling up.
Could Netflix Someday Cache at Home?
MariNation  | 
8/16/2016  |  8 comments
Video delivery is more efficient when you can cache content at the network edge.
Eurobites: BT Attacks 'Orwellian' Rivals
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional round-up: Sky launches superfast broadband; HMD Global recruits Rantala as CMO; EU proposes spectrum-licensing changes; Argela demos network slicing.
TPG's Slice of the Cable Market Still Small
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2016  |  4 comments
While they operate in attractive markets, RCN and Grande Communications have fewer than 600,000 residential customers altogether.
How CSPs Are Competing in Rio
Column  | 
8/15/2016  |  2 comments
With the Summer Olympics now halfway over in Brazil, CSPs and other tech providers are competing fiercely for their own gold, silver and bronze medals.
TPG Splashes $2.25B on RCN & Grande
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2016  |  2 comments
Private equity player to create a top 10 US cable player with the acquisition of RCN Telecom Services and Grande Communications Networks from Abry Partners.
Eurobites: French Cloud Firm Raises $279M
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2016  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC preps new OTT rules; Tele Columbus ramps in Q2; drone action in Scotland; and hybrid power in Gabon.
Gigabites: Farm Towns Find Fiber
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2016  |  6 comments
Old Macdonald had a gigabit.
Can DT, Regulators Find Common FTTH Ground?
Morris Lore  | 
8/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Market and economic realities could drive the German operator to reach an agreement with regulators on the rollout of FTTH.
Comcast Shows Off Rio in HDR... in Philly
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2016  |  6 comments
Comcast is using a bitrate of 35 Mbit/s to show off its footage of the Olympics in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second with High Dynamic Range.
WiCipedia: Big Leagues & Small Screens Take On Gender Parity
WiCipedia  | 
8/12/2016  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Women rule Intel's C-suite; Mr. Robot focuses on the ladies; Telenor Sweden finds impressive gender balance; and more.
Eurobites: Nokia Gets the Nod on China Telecom 4G Rollout
News Analysis  | 
8/12/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia fines Google over Android antics; Sky invests in TV rights tool; France takes on encrypted messaging services.
Microsoft Buys Beam for Live Streams
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2016  |  1 comment
The acquisition of Beam gives Microsoft a platform for combining interactive gaming with live video.
Adtran Gets Attuned to Customer Needs
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2016  |  Post a comment
The demands of today's end users are forcing service providers to step up their game when it comes to network agility and seamless operations.
Deutsche Telekom Depends on US for Growth
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2016  |  5 comments
German telecom incumbent witnesses sales declines at all of its operating units outside the US in the second quarter.
Full Duplex Is a Go; Cable Aims for 10 Gig
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2016  |  5 comments
The cable industry is ready to begin developing its specification for Full Duplex DOCSIS.
Is Wheeler's FCC Legacy Now in Doubt?
Rewired  | 
8/10/2016  |  7 comments
FCC Chairman has been among the most aggressive ever in pushing his competition agenda, but is he running out of time to finish the job?
Dish, ESPN & the Great Sports Unbundling
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2016  |  2 comments
Sports networks are looking beyond the bundle.
Eurobites: DT Completes 'Pan-Net' Jigsaw
News Analysis  | 
8/10/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC feels the heat on its home turf; Russia investigates Apple over iPhone pricing; UK broadband advertising slammed (again).
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