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AT&T Picks Indy as 7th Mobile 5G City
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2018  |  1 comment
City joins AT&T's rollout plans for Dallas, Atlanta, Waco, Charlotte, Oklahoma City and Raleigh.
California Streamin': State Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
News Analysis  | 
8/31/2018  |  1 comment
In a 59-18 vote, California takes another step toward overturning the FCC's rollback of network neutrality rules.
WiCipedia: Power Suits & the Gig Economy Pay-Gap Surprise
WiCipedia  | 
8/31/2018  |  3 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Diversity vs. inclusion; custom suits raise confidence; female freelancers have a pay gap too; and more.
5G Fixin' to Become 'Largest Existential Threat' to Broadband Providers – Analysts
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2018  |  13 comments
5G's combined threat of reach and speed presents risk to cable's dominant position in the US in-home broadband market.
Ciena CEO: We're Killin' It!
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2018  |  3 comments
Sales are up 12%, stock is up more than 13% and CEO Gary Smith's excitement level is through the roof.
Didja Tries to Crack the Code for Streaming Local TV
The Bauminator  | 
8/30/2018  |  1 comment
Startup hopes a 'freemium' business model will entice the Big 4 broadcasters to play ball.
Eurobites: MTN's Stock Slumps as Nigeria Demands Return of $8.1B
News Analysis  | 
8/30/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's Aussie merger confirmed; Qatar's 'first 5G customer'; Bouygues on the up; UK releases more full-fiber cash.
Amazon to Open New Front in Streaming Wars – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2018  |  2 comments
Amazon said to be sparking up ad-supported video offering for Fire TV devices similar to The Roku Channel.
Eurobites: Merger Set to Create New Cable Giant in Poland
News Analysis  | 
8/29/2018  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor claims mobile broadband speed record; Tele2 announces leadership team as it completes Com Hem acquisition; Vodacom reportedly in talks with Telkom over roaming deal.
Disney's Ben Havey: Collaboration & Content in a 5G World
CxO Spotlight  | 
8/29/2018  |  Post a comment
To help its parent company connect with consumers as a new kind of service provider, The Walt Disney Studios is creating new entertainment experiences, solving tech problems and getting ready for 5G networks.
Altice USA Urges FCC to Deny, Alter T-Mobile/Sprint Deal
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2018  |  5 comments
Ahead of its plans to launch mobile services in 2019, Altice USA claims that T-Mobile has made 'no tangible commitments' to support current MVNO partners.
OTT Carves Out Bigger Slice of Pay-TV Pie
News Analysis  | 
8/28/2018  |  Post a comment
Virtual MVPDs tack on 868,000 subs in Q2, expanding their combined total past 6.73 million.
The New Video Playbook: Be Everywhere
The Bauminator  | 
8/27/2018  |  2 comments
Traditional programmers as well as video services conceived in the digital domain are taking any and all routes to the viewer.
AI Takes On Telecom Customer Service
Column  | 
8/27/2018  |  1 comment
AI-driven solutions are being used in telecommunications to support various elements of the customer experience that most CRM systems just can't handle.
CableLabs to Host First CBRS Alliance Interop
News Analysis  | 
8/27/2018  |  Post a comment
Event set for next week will test interoperability between CBRS-based access points and spectrum access systems.
BMG Scores 'Substantial Settlement' With Cox
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2018  |  1 comment
Cox still faces another similar suit, but settlement could cause other ISPs to tighten up their enforcement policies for digital piracy.
WiCipedia: Int'l Telecom, Emerging Industries & Back to School
WiCipedia  | 
8/24/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Media access in Iran and India; Portland sees high rate of harassment; emerging industries make way for women; and more.
Eurobites: M&A Rumor Links ADVA With ECI
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2018  |  3 comments
Also in today's regional roundup: Gigabit broadband battle in Poland; Russians mull non-domestic Internet company tax; Dutch payment venfor on the tear; IBM's coffee drone.
Cable Industry Advice Led Tibit to Its Tiny OLT
News Analysis  | 
8/24/2018  |  Post a comment
New 'MicroPlug' expected to tie into cable's move toward virtualization, distributed access architectures.
Tracking the Top Cable Trends
The Bauminator  | 
8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
A discussion about cable's pursuit of next-gen video services, emerging mobile and wireless strategies and other initiatives designed to rev up the industry's growth engine.
Vewd Aims to Give Pay-TV Ops More Command & Control of Android TV Boxes
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Says stitching Vewd OS to devices running the Android TV Operator Tier platform enables service providers to personalize and customize the UI and pre-load apps from outside the Google Play universe.
Eurobites: Sky Shareholders Spurn Comcast Offer
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's regional roundup: Apple set for Shazam M&A approval; CTO leaves Three UK; Sunrise shines in Q2; Swisscom teams with MIT.
Cable Ops Preparing to Exempt Some OTT Services From Data Caps
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2018  |  1 comment
OpenVault CEO says some MSOs with broadband data policies are considering plans to 'zero-rate' traffic from select video streaming services to differentiate their broadband services in a way that goes beyond speeds and pricing.
Will 5G Be a Cord-Cutter's Dream?
Jonestown  | 
8/22/2018  |  3 comments
Can 5G be the wireless platform that will spur a massive increase in cord cutting? Maybe so...
Australia's Optus to Cut 440 Jobs, Blames Automation – Reports
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Australia's second-biggest telco has now announced 1,040 job cuts this year, a figure that equals about 12% of its entire workforce.
Eurobites: UK's Vodafone Eyes TPG Merger in Australia – Reports
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russia's MTS enjoys second-quarter growth; Welsh authorities take flak for broadband delays; Wind Tre makes progress on network overhaul; Cell C reports revenue growth in first half.
SeaChange Shares Dive 44% on Big Q2 Shortfall
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Cites delayed deals, hesitancy as operators evaluate company's software-as-a-service model.
Telecom Jargonosaurus Part 2: Financial Confusion
Morris Lore  | 
8/21/2018  |  1 comment
Earnings reports and presentations have acquired a language of their own as companies try to put some gloss on their performance.
Dish CTO Hops Over to Liberty Latin America
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2018  |  3 comments
Long-time Dish exec Vivek Khemka was key to the development of advanced products such as the 4K-capable, Internet-connected Hopper 3 DVR.
The World of Disney: StudioLAB Innovation, Cisco Collaboration & 5G Anticipation
The Philter  | 
8/21/2018  |  3 comments
With technology partners and an eye toward 5G networks, the StudioLAB is helping Disney-owned content studios solve technical production problems and reach consumers in novel ways.
States Challenge FCC 'Internet Freedom' Order
The Philter  | 
8/21/2018  |  Post a comment
Twenty-three attorneys general, representing 22 states and the District of Columbia, are suing to block the FCC's rollback of net neutrality regulations, again bringing up the agency's tendency to preempt state and local laws.
Amazon Cooking Up DVR for Fire TV – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2018  |  2 comments
Move would put more pressure on Tivo's languishing retail business and give Fire TV a new weapon to wield in the hotly contested streaming platform sector.
Why Cable Is Getting Real About NFV & SDN
The Bauminator  | 
8/20/2018  |  Post a comment
Find out next month at Light Reading's annual NFV & Carrier SDN event in Denver.
GigaMonster May Go on M&A Tear
News Analysis  | 
8/17/2018  |  Post a comment
Flush with $45M in new funding, MDU-focused broadband startup eyes expansion, more competition for incumbent cable ops and telcos.
WiCipedia: Boardroom Diversity, Bombastic Mansplaining & Women of Color
WiCipedia  | 
8/17/2018  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: California revamps boardroom diversity policies; women of color are barely represented in tech; VC survival tips; and more.
Video Navigation Gets an AI Assist
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2018  |  2 comments
Accedo, Amazon Web Services and ITV team on AI/machine learning prototype that takes the guessing game out of picking images that connect and engage with consumers.
Eurobites: Exponential-e Takes Virgin Atlantic Into the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
8/16/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Swisscom's fixed-line challenge; MegaFon on the march in Q2; O2 sees the light; Virgin's fiber-to-the-crater.
T-Mobile to Play the Customer Care Card With Layer3 TV
The Bauminator  | 
8/15/2018  |  3 comments
New 'Team of Experts' program hints at one way T-Mobile will try to set its new OTT TV apart from the crowd.
Intel Issues Firmware Fix for Cable Modem Chips
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2018  |  1 comment
Security issue exposed modems and gateways to denial-of-service attacks.
DT Seeks Fiber Allies to Tackle Germany's Gigabit Lag
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2018  |  1 comment
Partnerships with local authorities and private sector investors could help Deutsche Telekom drag Germany into the gigabit age.
Eurobites: 'Get Carter!' Says BT's Board – Report
News Analysis  | 
8/15/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom in fiber collaboration talks with United Internet; Hi3G upgrades backhaul with Ericsson; Interxion widens access to Google Cloud Platform.
Casa Systems Shares Slide on Slashed Guidance
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2018  |  1 comment
Supplier says some cable operators have put off big capacity purchases as they finalize plans for new distributed access architectures.
FCC Gives DoJ a Boost in Appeal Against AT&T-Time Warner Merger
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2018  |  Post a comment
FCC says it isn't taking sides in the case, but files brief questioning whether Judge erred.
Altice USA Gears Up for Trio of CBRS Trials
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Cable operator is working with FCC and suppliers such as Nokia, Ericsson and Arris to tee up trials that could ultimately help Altice USA keep its MVNO costs in check.
Should Orange Buy Vivendi?
Morris Lore  | 
8/14/2018  |  1 comment
As aggregators pile into the market, old-fashioned convergence runs out of steam and US firms eye European assets, a French move reminiscent of AT&T's Time Warner deal could be in the cards.
Eurobites: Telenor-Led AI Project Brings in Big Business
News Analysis  | 
8/14/2018  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange completes Basefarm cloud services buy; EE wins UK coverage gong; Kudelski offloads SmarDTV business.

FCC Might Freeze Fixed-Line Broadband Speed Benchmark
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2018  |  1 comment
Agency recommends keeping the 25 Mbit/s downstream definition for 'advanced telecommunications capability,' but one Commissioner asserts that it should be raised to 100 Mbit/s.
Dish's Window to Sell Spectrum Has Closed, Analyst Says
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Top industry analyst downgrades Dish shares to 'sell' and cuts the target price on the stock over concerns about company's network buildout strategy.
Liberty Latin America Rebounds From Hurricanes
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2018  |  Post a comment
Bouncing back from hurricane-wracked results over the previous year, Liberty Latin America scores strong subscriber gains in second quarter but revenues and income still lag.
Telenor's Svendsen Has Gut Feeling About AI
News Analysis  | 
8/13/2018  |  Post a comment
The Norwegian telco wants to base more of its decisions on hard data and not intuition. Investment in AI-based systems could hold the key.
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