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Cable Preps for DOCSIS 3.1 Debut
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9/30/2014  |  3 comments
CableLabs is gearing up for certification testing of new D3.1 cable modems and broadband gateways next spring, while Comcast is eyeing service trials in the second half of 2015.
Is Redbox Instant Shutting Down?
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9/30/2014  |  28 comments
Redbox Instant by Verizon isn't signing up any new customers, and rumor has it the service will shut down entirely on October 1.
Eurobites: EU Gets Tough on Net Neutrality
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9/30/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele Columbus plans IPO; AlcaLu teams up with Accenture; data sonification -- can you dig it?
Telco IT Can Unlock OTT Profits – AsiaInfo
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9/30/2014  |  1 comment
Europe's operators are leaving massive potential profits on the table because they're not using their IT systems effectively to partner with OTT players, reckons vendor AsiaInfo.
GVTC Beats Gig Giants to San Antonio Area
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9/29/2014  |  6 comments
The Texas co-op turns up a gigabit-ready network that passes 43,000 potential customers.
RGB Opens Up Transcoding Market
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9/29/2014  |  Post a comment
RGB Networks is announcing the RipCode Transcoder – an open source transcoding initiative – and inviting cable operators and other vendors to join in the effort.
Defining the Digital Service Provider
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9/29/2014  |  6 comments
Communications service providers need to become digital service providers, but what exactly does that entail?
Eurobites: EC to Charge Apple With Illegal Tax Deals in Ireland
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9/29/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Trujillo eyes Telecom Italia stake; TeliaSonera's Eurasian troubles; Belgacom streams Netflix.
Bridging the Digital Divide
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9/29/2014  |  1 comment
Here are some ideas for how cable operators can help low-income households connect to pay-TV and broadband services.
Comcast Turns Off Streampix
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9/26/2014  |  8 comments
Citing minimal interest from its pay-TV customers, Comcast is discontinuing its Streampix OTT wannabe video service.
US Ignite Cultivates Gigabit Apps
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9/25/2014  |  10 comments
Non-profit forges collaboration between network operators and technology developers to showcase the necessity of gigabit nets.
Eurobites: BT Opens Next-Gen Broadband Lab
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9/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone develops 5G in Dresden; Serbian operator dips a toe in Clearwater; YouView bags Cisco brains.
Comcast Plans RDK-for-Broadband Gateway Trials in Q4
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9/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Comcast and Arris are collaborating on a new open source software stack for broadband modems and gateways as part of an RDK-for-broadband initiative.
US MSOs Near 10 Million Hotspots
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9/24/2014  |  2 comments
With Comcast and Cablevision leading the way, US cable operators are quickly closing in on 10 million WiFi hotspots by the end of the year.
TWC Not Ready for Community WiFi
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9/24/2014  |  3 comments
Unlike proposed merger partner Comcast, Time Warner Cable has no plans to deploy home hotspots to increase the reach of its WiFi network.
Cable Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of DevOps
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9/24/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast's Tony Werner believes cable's future lies in DevOps and the cloud.
AT&T & Verizon Empires Strike Back on SMBs
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9/23/2014  |  8 comments
AT&T and Verizon are both rolling out new services targeting SMBs with faster speeds and symmetric options – can they stop the cable onslaught?
Gigabit Nets Boost GDP, Says FTTH Council
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9/23/2014  |  9 comments
Study claims that communities with gigabit access have per capita GDP that is 1.1% higher than communities that don't.
Rovi's Guide Scales 500,000 DTAs
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9/23/2014  |  1 comment
With MSOs facilitating the digital transition with low-cost DTAs, Rovi says its program guides are now on more than 500,000 of the deployed boxes.
Comcast Eyes Augmented Reality Tech
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9/23/2014  |  8 comments
Comcast is looking at Metaio's Augmented Reality technology for possible use in future customer support apps.
Carrier-Grade WiFi Still 2 Years Away – CableLabs
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9/23/2014  |  4 comments
Industry organizations are defining the requirements for carrier-grade WiFi, which will make managing WiFi networks more like managing cellular ones.
Eurobites: Telefónica Preps NG-PON 1 Rollout
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad sets T-Mobile US bid deadline; Brocade staffs up for EMEA push; Netflix seeks Belgian partners.
Arris Preps First Live DOCSIS 3.1 Demo
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9/22/2014  |  1 comment
Arris is planning a live DOCSIS 3.1 demo at the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo event.
Cable's Great Debate: How to Split Functions
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9/22/2014  |  Post a comment
Distributed architecture promises to be one of the hottest topics at SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2014, but not everyone agrees on the right way to carry it out.
The Evolution, Impact & Future of 4K
UBB Forum News  | 
9/22/2014  |  5 comments
Daniel Tang, CTO of Huawei's Fixed Network Product Line, takes a look at the evolution and future outlook of the global 4K industry.
T-Mobile, GCI Ink LTE Roaming Deal
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9/19/2014  |  1 comment
Playing catchup ball, T-Mobile strikes its first US LTE roaming deal with Alaskan cable and telecom provider GCI.
Minnesota Gets Giant-Sized Gigabit Rollout
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Paul Bunyan Communications commits to deploy gigabit services across a 5,000 square mile territory.
Eurobites: Telefónica Seals Brazilian Deal
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9/19/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SAP buys Concur; Phones 4u rescue plan fails; Huawei's Spanish signing.
Cable Subs Hungary for YouTube
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9/18/2014  |  3 comments
In initial results, about half of UPC Hungary cable subscribers watch YouTube through their set-top boxes and many of them keep coming back for more.
Cable Show Drops the Cable
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9/18/2014  |  2 comments
Rebranding itself as the 'Internet and Television Expo,' The Cable Show is is inviting digital media, telecom, and satellite TV companies to join the party.
Eurobites: EU May Free Up Fixed-Line Charges
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9/18/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson unplugs its modems division; rescue plan for Phones 4u; BT and TalkTalk row on.
Atlantic Broadband Grabs Gigabit Torch
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9/17/2014  |  4 comments
Jumping into the Gigabit Cities fray, the 13th-largest US cable operator has launched 1-Gig service in the greater Miami area.
FourthWall Plays Doctor With Set-Top Data
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9/17/2014  |  1 comment
FourthWall Media introduces Precision Diagnostics as a tool for leveraging set-top data in performance management.
Former Qualcomm Exec to Head Google Fiber
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9/17/2014  |  8 comments
The appointment of Dennis Kish to replace Milo Medin as head of Google's gigabit network effort raises questions about the network operations experience of its leadership.
Eurobites: Sky Deutschland Rejects BSkyB Bid
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9/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Jazztel shares spike to be investigated; Uber unbanned in Germany; Berne-Wankdorf latest.
North KC Says Free Gigabit for All
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9/16/2014  |  9 comments
The city turns over operation of its municipal fiber network to a local data center with the caveat that residents will get free gigabit services for the duration of the 10-year deal.
Roku Hits 10 Million Mark – Now What?
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9/16/2014  |  5 comments
Roku has now shipped 10 million streaming media players since 2008. Where does it go from here?
Entropic Explores Possible Sale
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9/16/2014  |  3 comments
With revenues sagging and more softness expected in the fourth quarter, chipmaker hires investment banker to evaluate its 'strategic alternatives' for enhancing shareholder value.
Eurobites: Orange Agrees €3.4B Jazztel Buy
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9/16/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent buys Mobilethink; Nokia entrenches in Nigeria; Virgin Media digs trenches, skinny-style; Phones 4u fallout.
Connecticut Cities Crowdsource Gigabit Nets
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2014  |  9 comments
State and local government officials band together to attract interest from gigabit network developers.
AT&T: We'll Bundle Fixed Wireless & DirecTV
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9/15/2014  |  10 comments
AT&T plans to bundle DirecTV's satellite TV service with its own fixed wireless broadband service if the proposed merger goes through.
HBO Braces to Battle Netflix in Europe
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9/15/2014  |  1 comment
HBO Europe aims to integrate its HBO GO streaming video service with existing pay-TV set-tops by inking a deal with ActiveVideo Networks for cloud-based distribution.
Eurobites: Germany Wants Answers on Network Snooping
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9/15/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues signs Netflix deal; TDC buys Norwegian cable operator; UK operators send Scots a warning.
Ericsson Buys Cloud Video Firm for $95M
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9/12/2014  |  2 comments
Ericsson is adding to its video delivery capabilities with the acquisition of cloud-based video storage and content delivery specialist Fabrix Systems.
Eurobites: Vodafone on M&A Alert
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9/12/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HBO deploys StreamCast platform; Romania turns magenta; Norway cuts termination rates.
IBC 2014: New Video Tech on Tap From Arris, Cisco, Pace & More
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9/12/2014  |  Post a comment
As the big IBC trade show kicks off in Amsterdam, Cisco, Arris, Pace, Ericsson, Alcalu and other major video tech suppliers show off their latest gear and software.
Comcast, Liberty Global Ink Big WiFi Pact
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2014  |  2 comments
Comcast and Liberty Global have signed a WiFi network-sharing agreement that will allow subscribers of each service to access the other's WiFi hotspots for free.
Rovi Debuts Cloud-Based Multiscreen Guide
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9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
Rovi is debuting a new cloud-based HMTL5 program guide for multiscreen video services at the IBC show in Amsterdam.
Verizon Plans Mobile TV Service in 2015
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9/11/2014  |  5 comments
CEO Lowell McAdam says the carrier will have a uniquely mobile video service in the first half of 2015 as it works out deals with major content providers.
ActiveVideo Joins Cable's RDK Club
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9/11/2014  |  Post a comment
ActiveVideo is joining the RDK community and extending the reach of cable's standardized IP video software stack into the cloud.
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