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Bye-Bye, CableCARDs?
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2013  |  10 comments
The US CableCARD mandate may be on the ropes, thanks to a new bill seeking to end the ban on embedded set-top security.
5 ESDN Sessions You Won't Want to Miss
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2013  |  4 comments
If you can't go to each and every Ethernet & SDN Expo (ESDN) conference session, here are five you really shouldn't miss.
Business Services Grab Spotlight at ESDN
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2013  |  2 comments
Conference sessions focus on business and wholesale services as commercial Ethernet market continues double-digit growth.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2013  |  3 comments
Five companies made this shortlist – here's why.
Euronews: Telecom Italia Boss on the Brink
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2013  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA lineup: BT to hike its prices; consortium acquires Ireland's e|net; Maroc Telecom bid deadline extended.
US Broadband Take Rate Surges
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2013  |  6 comments
More than three-quarters of US homes now have broadband, even though the Internet penetration rate has flattened out.
Things Are Looking Up, Sort Of
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/27/2013  |  8 comments
The telecom industry is doing OK, but, then again…
Comcast TVE Unit Hugs Cloud
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2013  |  1 comment
Comcast's thePlatform video publishing unit launches cloud-based "Virtual TV Framework" for multi-screen video services.
Get Ready for the Big Telecom Event
Shades of Ray  | 
9/26/2013  |  9 comments
If 'Specs & Plugs & Rock & Roll' are your thing, then Light Reading's Big Telecom Event is the show for you.
Samsung STB Hits Amazon
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2013  |  2 comments
New $200 Samsung retail set-top box with CableCARD looks to ship to stores this fall.
ALU + NSN: A Reality Check
Shades of Ray  | 
9/26/2013  |  19 comments
It might look good on paper, but a merger of Alcatel-Lucent and NSN would be a match made in a madhouse.
Mediacom Caches OTT With Qwilt
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2013  |  5 comments
A young video caching specialist sews up its first deployment deal with a major US MSO.
Home Automation Wars Heat Up
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2013  |  5 comments
iControl partners with EcoFactor and Zonoff powers new Staples Connect offering as cablecos and retailers compete for smart home customers.
Euronews: AT&T Hints at Mobile M&A Action
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9/25/2013  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Kabel Deutschland abandons bid to acquire rival; Elop's payoff atypical, admits Nokia chairman; Ericsson wins in Bahrain.
Adobe Boosts TVE Platform
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2013  |  3 comments
The digital media specialist adds new video analytics features and cloud DRM services and signs up Turner Broadcasting.
Ensequence Preps ITV Ad System
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2013  |  11 comments
Interactive TV vendor plans to launch national ad platform for US cable, telco, and satellite TV providers, as well as connected TVs.
Euronews: Telefónica Ups Stake in Telecom Italia
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2013  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson's new CIO; Transmode wins in Slovenia; and the power of the bacon sandwich.
Liberty Sees New World for Horizon
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  4 comments
The leading European MSO aims to extend its Horizon multi-screen video service to WiFi hotspots throughout the continent.
Euronews: Anger Grows at Nokia Payoff for Elop
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone gets EC approval for Kabel Deutschland bid; UK spooks implicated in Belgacom hacking; Telecom Italia considers towers sale.
ONO Will Go Full Throttle
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2013  |  1 comment
Leading Spanish MSO prepares to roll out 500 Mbit/s broadband service next month to combat Telefónica.
Comcast Takes Business Voice Mobile
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2013  |  3 comments
Comcast Business adds mobile calling features to its cloud-based voice solution for SMBs.
Cox's IPTV Trial Flames Out
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2013  |  18 comments
Cox has ended the test of its flameWatch IPTV service based on Fanhattan's Fan TV experience.
China Catches OTT Fever
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2013  |  15 comments
The major telcos have all embraced over-the-top applications, using the Guangdong province as the battleground.
Comcast Zips Past Verizon
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  6 comments
Comcast's new 505Mbit/s service tops Verizon's 500Mbit/s FiOS offering in the latest round of the US broadband speed wars.
Keeping Up With Google Fiber
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  26 comments
Utopia and EPB drop the rates on their gigabit services to $70 per month or less, matching Google Fiber’s offering in Kansas City.
Bridging the Chasm[s]: Easier Said Than Done
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/18/2013  |  6 comments
There's a crippling divide within communications service provider teams that's stifling their business and growth potential.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  1 comment
Smart, industry-shaking acquisitions and partnerships landed these companies on the shortlist for the best deal maker of 2013.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Product (Cable)
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9/17/2013  |  2 comments
New products from 10 different vendors make our shortlist of finalists for the 2013 Leading Lights Best New Product (Cable) category.
Concurrent Powers ZON's Timewarp
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  6 comments
Big Portuguese cable provider teams with Concurrent for its new multi-screen cloud DVR service.
Numericable Preps IPO
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  3 comments
Top French MSO moves to capitalize on growing interest in European cable assets.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative SMB Service
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  3 comments
Three cloud-based services comprise our first Leading Lights shortlist recognizing innovation in serving the unique needs of SMBs.
Arris Flashes IP Mojo
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  4 comments
Arris demonstrates hybrid and all-IP set-tops with a variety of software platforms at IBC.
Cisco Makes a Splash at IBC
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  10 comments
It's day one of the annual IBC show in Amsterdam and Cisco is among the many names making product announcements at the video jamboree.
Netgear Loses Head for Cable
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  6 comments
New Netgear headless media gateway packs a punch with high-powered transcoding, high-speed networking, and cloud-friendly features.
Poll: Microsoft's Nokia Buy Has Most Impact
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  7 comments
A Light Reading community poll suggests Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services will be the biggest game changer in the telecom industry this year.
Euronews: Vodafone Clears Hurdle to Kabel Bid
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Industry reacts to EC 'single market' proposals; Movistar demands less commitment; Viacloud's new CTO.
ActiveVideo Storms Europe
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2013  |  5 comments
The cloud-based video vendor has snagged new or expanded deals with Liberty Global, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, and Ziggo.
TiVo Launches Network DVR
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2013  |  8 comments
DVR pioneer introduces cloud-based nDVR prototype with Harmonic at IBC show in Amsterdam.
Ericsson Lands Massive Russian CDN Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2013  |  8 comments
Rostelecom deploys largest operator CDN to date, in hope of monetizing video over broadband.
RDK Venture Sets Up Shop
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2013  |  2 comments
New Comcast-TWC joint venture names Steve Heeb president, signs up S3 Group and itaas as first contractors.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2013  |  7 comments
Our list of the private companies that showed innovation, ingenuity, and potential for disruption in 2013.
Arris, Quantenna Snag U-verse WiFi Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2013  |  9 comments
AT&T rolls out Arris video access points with embedded Quantenna chipset to all U-verse markets, replacing Cisco and Broadcom products.
Euronews: Single Telecom Market Is Go!
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2013  |  9 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: German mag reveals BlackBerry security flaws; EE strikes MVNO deal with Virgin Mobile; AlcaLu wins an Emmy!
Startup Plugs 4K Firepower for Cable
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2013  |  12 comments
QuickFire Networks pitches a new, more powerful video server as the transcoding solution for UHD computing demands grow.
Arris Gives Sling a Shot
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2013  |  2 comments
Arris boosts its TV Everywhere portfolio with a Sling-loaded media streamer addition.
Light Reading's 2013 Leading Lights Finalists
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2013  |  6 comments
Find out who has made it to this year's Leading Lights awards shortlists.
Euronews: Orange Fears Merger 'Earthquake'
News Analysis  | 
9/10/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica secures infrastructure funding; AlcaLu goes multi-screen in Spain; Virgin trials Netflix; Brussels lays down the law on roaming charges.
Comcast Begins EA Games Pilot
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2013  |  6 comments
An unofficial Comcast source says an Xfinity Games trial is now starting in Atlanta.
Deutsche Telekom Tests Set-Top Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
9/6/2013  |  9 comments
German carrier taps ActiveVideo for landmark cloud TV trials.
TiVo Teams With Entone for IPTV
News Analysis  | 
9/5/2013  |  4 comments
TiVo software makes a love match with Entone hardware.
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