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Adtran: Desperately Seeking Software Status
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8/31/2017  |  1 comment
Three years into its transformation into a software, integrator and services company, Adtran's making headway changing its image and sales strategy.
Outlook Grows Rosier for Arris Set-Tops
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8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Arris forecasts for its CPE business may be overly conservative.
Bouygues Boasts Biggest Mobile Gains in France
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8/31/2017  |  Post a comment
Telco division of French industrial group claims to have beaten its rivals on mobile customer growth over the most recent six quarters.
Showtime Punched for Sloppy Streaming
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8/31/2017  |  4 comments
A streaming user unable to see the much hyped Mayweather-McGregor fight due to 'grainy video, error screens, buffer events, and stalls,' has filed a lawsuit against Showtime.
Telcos Pony Up for Hurricane Harvey Relief
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8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Verizon, Comcast and AT&T have all donated significant money to hurricane relief efforts.
Analysts Predict $1B Revenue From Fixed 5G in 2019
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8/30/2017  |  3 comments
The fixed wireless uptick is expected to be largely US-focused.
Eurobites: KPN Teams Up With China Unicom on IoT
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8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange Business Services lands wearables deal; Ericsson's small cell splurge; Swisscom turns off 1.0 TV service; MegaFon profits down in Q2.
'Anti-Dolby' HDR10+ Alliance Announced
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8/30/2017  |  3 comments
Panasonic and 20th Century Fox join Samsung in promoting royalty-free rival to Dolby.
Embracing the Digital Revolution
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8/30/2017  |  Post a comment
MVPDs have an opportunity to make digital investments without upending their current business.
Comcast's Canadian Takeover Continues
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8/29/2017  |  2 comments
Videotron is only the latest Canadian operator to license the X1 platform, and Comcast's video influence continues to grow.
FCC Faces Daunting Video Competition Review
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8/29/2017  |  3 comments
How do you measure video competition in a world of overlapping ownership?
With Petrichor, Cable TV Gets a Cloud Upgrade
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8/28/2017  |  Post a comment
What if racks of cable video equipment could be replaced with a single off-the-shelf server?
Is Open Source Software the Future of VR?
Column  | 
8/28/2017  |  4 comments
Clearly, in order to increase VR consumption and creation, open standards like WebVR are necessary.
Too Many Streaming Services, Say Millennials
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8/25/2017  |  27 comments
New research discovers the first signs of 'OTT fatigue,' with younger respondents increasingly concerned about the cost of adding up these services.
Eurobites: DT Defends Vectoring, Slams Vodafone
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8/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria buys Swiss cloud provider Exoscale; Russians warm to pricier devices; Telenor downbeat on 5G; Sequans makes AT&T inroads.
Comcast Solar Deal Sheds Light on IoT Aims
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8/24/2017  |  2 comments
Comcast will start selling solar energy service through a partnership with the company Sunrun later this year.
Full Duplex, Coherent Optics Specs Advance
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8/24/2017  |  Post a comment
Cable R&D group sees both emerging technologies becoming full specs within the next year or so as the industry looks beyond DOCSIS 3.1 for bandwidth boosts.
Broadband Isn't What It Used to Be
MariNation  | 
8/24/2017  |  8 comments
'You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.'
Brazil Now a Barrier to AT&T/TW Deal
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8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
AT&T remains confident about deal closure despite concerns by Brazilian regulators.
Eurobites: Vodafone, BT Eye Joint Fiber Rollout – Report
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8/23/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT to spend another £17.6 million on Cornish broadband; Nokia launches another 5G initiative; Sweden's Com Hem makes smart home move.
AT&T Spreads Fiber & G.fast Wings
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8/22/2017  |  14 comments
Big US telco extends fiber reach to two new areas, expands fiber service in 20 existing markets and launches G.fast service in 22 metros outside its traditional footprint.
How Comcast Is Hooking College Kids on Cable
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8/22/2017  |  1 comment
With TV moving to all-IP, Comcast's Xfinity on Campus offering only grows more valuable.
Disney, iflix Team Up to Take Down Netflix
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8/22/2017  |  6 comments
Disney to provide the first 'channel' on Malaysia-based streaming video service iflix.
Why AT&T May Dump Home Security Biz
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8/21/2017  |  9 comments
AT&T has reason to be insecure in the home security market.
Three Gets Smart(y), BT Invokes Twitter – The Recap
LRTV Documentaries  | 
8/21/2017  |  Post a comment
From Telecoms.com, a recap of the week's telecoms talking points. It's been a week of gimmicks as Three tests out a pay-as-you-go sub-brand called Smarty; Comcast launches an MVNO; T-Mobile activates a spectrum band no one can use; and BT invokes the almighty power of Twitter to big up its sports content.
Eurobites: Vodafone Goes Dutch With NB-IoT
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8/21/2017  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK broadband customers could lose out; Telecom Italia and Mediaset urged to team up; Ericsson and MTS trial LAA.
Combating Video Insecurity
Column  | 
8/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Here's how to build and scale a secure digital video business with confidence.
CableLabs Hails Major ETSI NFV Milestone
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8/21/2017  |  1 comment
CableLabs expects new ETSI standards to accelerate network functions virtualization.
Outlook Bleak for Infrastructure Bill in 2017
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
In the latest sign that a US infrastructure bill is unlikely to get done this year, President Trump has reportedly nixed plans for an infrastructure advisory council.
All That's Gigabit Doesn't Glitter
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8/18/2017  |  2 comments
Consultant warns telco execs not to assume they need gigabit services to counter splashy marketing campaigns by competitors.
WiCipedia: Dolly Babes, Manifesto Backlash & 'Brotastic' Failures
WiCipedia  | 
8/18/2017  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Even children's shoes are unfairly gendered; backlash galore for Google gender memo author; can being female be used as an advantage in tech?; and more.
Still Time to Enter Telecoms.com's Glotel Awards
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8/18/2017  |  Post a comment
With a deadline extension until September 1, there's still time to enter the annual Global Telecoms Awards run by our sister site, Telecoms.com
Ericsson Plans 25,000 Job Cuts – Report
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8/17/2017  |  3 comments
Ericsson's headcount could be reduced by up to 25,000 as part of the Swedish vendor's new cost-cutting measures, according to sources cited by Svenska Dagbladet.
Comcast Rings In Xfinity Mobile Nationwide
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8/17/2017  |  1 comment
And just like that, Comcast is a mobile carrier.
Comcast's X1 Clips Canadian Cord-Cutting
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8/17/2017  |  Post a comment
New research finds that cord-cutting among the larger Canadian operators has slowed, largely due to the adoption of Comcast's X1 platform.
Eurobites: Ericsson Goes After Wiko
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8/17/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom H1 revenue flat; Kudelski charts its changing business mix; Irish complain about their Apple tax task.
Service Providers Help Push Cisco's Q4 Downward
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8/16/2017  |  Post a comment
Routing and switching revenues drop 9% year-over-year as Cisco wrestles with business transitions and a spotty service-provider market.
Stream or Split, Says Amazon
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8/16/2017  |  3 comments
Amazon announced it will be shuttering its Lovefilm DVD-by-mail business in the UK and Germany by the end of October.
Apple Takes $1B Bite at TV Business – Report
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8/16/2017  |  2 comments
Can Apple buy its way into the TV market?
Eurobites: KPN Buys Into Healthcare Sector
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8/16/2017  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: western Europe still taking the tablets; Scottish parliament under cyber attack; Uber makes partial withdrawal from Finland; Accedo boosts Channel 4's catch-up service.
Why Disney Could End Up Streaming for AT&T
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8/15/2017  |  4 comments
When Disney buys BAMTech, AT&T could become a defacto customer for video infrastructure services.
WOW Eyes Edge for Expansion
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8/15/2017  |  Post a comment
The number six US cable operator seeks to use proceeds from recent IPO and Chicago fiber network sale to fund the extension of its HFC network to adjoining service territories.
Intel CEO Leaves Trump Biz Advisory Board
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8/15/2017  |  17 comments
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich had stood with Trump on high-profile initiatives, but left an executive board of business advisors after the President's slow response to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville.
Engagement, Brand Perception Depend on Video QoE – Akamai
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8/15/2017  |  2 comments
A new study commissioned by Akamai used new technology-based research methods to evaluate test subjects' responses to video streams at different qualities.
Are Cord-Cutting's Days Numbered?
Breznick Unbound  | 
8/14/2017  |  16 comments
While cord-cutting surged in the second quarter and promises to rise again this quarter, could the proliferation of OTT services lead consumers back to pay-TV bundles eventually?
Verizon Video Woes Pile On
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8/14/2017  |  7 comments
Verizon is a long way from the go-go days of Fios TV expansion.
Eurobites: Telefónica Considers OTT Route to Exploit Own Content
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8/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: investor calls for new BT boss; Altice moves towards full buyout of SFR; European Commission approves use of VULA products in Germany.
Liberty Global Claims UK Turnaround
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Liberty Global boasts big gains in next-gen video subs and new growth momentum after rebooting its Project Lightning initiative in the UK.
Snapchat Misses Estimates, Eyes Reality Shows
News Analysis  | 
8/11/2017  |  7 comments
Snapchat has been seen as the primary competitor for Facebook in the coming years, but now it has missed Wall Street expectations for two straight quarters. Will investors keep the faith?
WiCipedia: Podcasts, Charity Tech & Micro-Aggressions
WiCipedia  | 
8/11/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: A guide to podcasts by and for women; college women in STEM experience gender exclusion; harassment in tech is the norm in Oz/NZ; and more.
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