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Content tagged with Cable posted in September 2016
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From Philly, With Love
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/30/2016  |  5 comments
Join Alan Breznick, cable's answer to the Italian Stallion, as he runs through the highlights of SCTE Cable-Tec Expo, lumbers along in Rocky Balboa's footsteps and searches for the perfect Philadelphia cheesesteak.
Gigabites: D3.1 in 'Hundreds' of Homes
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2016  |  2 comments
Early Comcast deployments have put DOCSIS 3.1-powered gigabit services in 'hundreds of homes,' but the transition to the next-gen technology isn't easy.
Telefónica Scraps Telxius Sale Plans
News Analysis  | 
9/30/2016  |  Post a comment
Spanish operator's efforts to reduce its debt load have taken a further blow.
Vote Delay Sparks Set-Top Fray
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2016  |  1 comment
The delay of the FCC's vote on the Set-Top Box Order was a surprise even to some Commissioners.
Hey Euro Politicos – Don't Forget Cable!
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2016  |  1 comment
Is cable technology being overlooked by fiber-obsessed European regulators?
Powell Kills the Cable Show
MariNation  | 
9/29/2016  |  7 comments
Warning, satire ahead.
Hitron Intros Handheld Spectrum Analyzer
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
DOCSIS CPE specialist Hitron Americans Technologies has introduced a handheld spectrum analysis meter for cable network installers and technicians.
Harmonic's New Comcast Deal Oozes Subtext
MariNation  | 
9/28/2016  |  2 comments
Harmonic's warrant agreement with Comcast has significant technological and business implications.
Eurobites: Germany Gets Tough on Facebook's Data Grab
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Arqiva revenues up; Nokia helps French UBB program; Ericsson updates analytics; Vodafone UK tops mobile complaints table.
TiVo's Got 4K for Cable & More
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2016  |  Post a comment
TiVo's software is giving pay-TV providers a lot of hardware options.
Eurobites: Nokia & Friends Rev 5G Engines
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2016  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange invests in Israeli security startup; ETNO reaffirms support of ICANN proposals; 3 pushes for BT/Openreach separation.
Comcast Moves Toward Hybrid Pay-TV Apps
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2016  |  1 comment
As the TV app era begins, operators have to consider the merits of HTML5 and native app platforms. Comcast is developing its own hybrid approach.
Casa Joins Virtual CCAP Parade
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  1 comment
Casa is demonstrating a virtual CCAP solution at this week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo show, joining a multitude of vendors pursuing the cable access market as operators look to upgrade and virtualize their networks.
Nokia Debuts Virtualized Cable Access Platform
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  1 comment
The launch of its Gainspeed virtualized CCAP products puts Nokia squarely in the cable access market.
Espial Upgrades as TV Battle Lines Are Drawn
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2016  |  2 comments
With a new hosted solution and approximately 10 million pay-TV customers, Espial is a challenger to watch in the TV software market.
Gigabites: Arris Bulks Up on Gigabit Gateways
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  1 comment
Arris is launching a new gigabit gateway that includes a dedicated video SSID for wireless video streaming.
Eurobites: BT Seeks Control of YouView Remote
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange ventures into VR, declines 4G license offer in Egypt; German camera maker Leica pals up with Huawei; European re-launch for Note7 planned.
Verizon CFO: Eat Our (Fixed) 5G Dust!
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  10 comments
A bullish Fran Shammo talks 5G at Goldman Sachs.
Verizon Eyeing Video Startup Vessel – Report
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  2 comments
If Verizon buys video startup Vessel as reported, it would add to other major digital media acquisitions by the telco, including AOL and Yahoo.
Huawei, Nokia Land Initial G.fast Deals at BT's Openreach
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2016  |  1 comment
UK operator is expanding its G.fast trials and sourcing production systems from two suppliers, Huawei and Nokia, leaving Adtran out in the cold.
Time to Shut Up About 'Dumb Pipes'
Wagner’s Ring  | 
9/22/2016  |  20 comments
Service providers can't compete with OTT players. It just isn't in their DNA. Instead, service providers need to embrace what they're good at -- providing reliable, secure connectivity.
Charter Will Activate Verizon MVNO Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  1 comment
Charter follows Comcast and moves forward with Verizon MVNO agreement.
Comcast Glosses Over Gig Gateway Launch
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  3 comments
Barely noted, Comcast said this week that it has launched its XB6 gigabit gateway supporting DOCSIS 3.1, as well as its Xi5 HDR set-top.
Eurobites: Don't Pick On Apple, Says Irish Telecom Tycoon
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cisco's EMEA man steps down; Virgin extends Vubiquity content deal; Sky invests in video gaming; MTS buys in Mari El; Uber loses out in Finland.
Cable Gets Real About Virtualization
Breznick Unbound  | 
9/20/2016  |  4 comments
Light Reading and SCTE/ISBE are tackling virtualization technologies together in both a Sept. 21 webinar and a Sept. 27 breakfast forum.
Peering Into the Digital Future
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/20/2016  |  Post a comment
Nick Thomas, practice leader of digital media at Ovum, talks about how digital transformation in the technology, media and telecom sectors will enable the development of a new range of applications and services for enterprises and consumers and how the upcoming Digital Futures event in London will examine the implications of the emergence of those services.
Comcast Will Go Wireless in 2017
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  7 comments
Comcast will take its first step toward becoming a wireless carrier in 2017 with a network that combines Verizon cellular assets and Comcast's own WiFi hotspots.
Eurobites: Orange Ahead on Project LoRa
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK rail telecom network not for sale; SVoD on fast-forward; sweaty rockers in 360-degree HD.
Comcast Binges on Netflix in New Beta
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2016  |  4 comments
Netflix service starts rolling out this week as a beta service on Comcast's X1 platform.
Roku Revamps: Why It Matters
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2016  |  3 comments
New Roku app features are on the way. Who will take advantage of them?
Eurobites: BT Draws Virgin Into Openreach Lobby
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia-as-a-service; Dunne warns UK on 5G failings; Telia and friends seek virtualization virtuosi.
Gigabites: How We Know Capex Will Grow
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Gigabit broadband is fueling a whole new round of network investments.
By the Numbers – Twitter Streams the NFL
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  3 comments
Here's what it looks like when Twitter becomes a broadcaster.
The End of the Road for Wheeler
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  5 comments
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is facing an uphill battle with several of his regulatory proposals, and he doesn't have a lot of time left.
WiCipedia: Trump's Family Leave Fail & Hostility at Apple
WiCipedia  | 
9/16/2016  |  7 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Trump's family leave plan falls short; toxic work environments at Apple?; ageism in tech TV; and more.
Eurobites: Nokia, DT Hit 1 Tbit/s in Fiber Trial
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2016  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MTN decides South Africa's not the place for mobile money services; RTX gets new boss; no Netflix for Telenet customers?
NYC Could Sue Verizon Over Slow FiOS Rollout
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2016  |  Post a comment
But Verizon claims it has met the terms of a 2008 deal with NYC.
LinkNYC Cuts Off Web to Prevent Homeless Watching Porn in Street
Jonestown  | 
9/14/2016  |  8 comments
LinkNYC shuts down web access on the street kioks because some people were hogging them and using them 'inappropriately.' Who could've guessed that would happen?
Google Fiber TV Revamp – Top Takeaways
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  2 comments
Google Fiber TV gets an update, and it's all about the data.
Amdocs Acquires Trio of Digital Disruptors for $260M
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  2 comments
Amdocs opens its fat wallet to buy three cloud-based providers of next-gen BSS applications that help service providers develop digital service strategies.
Adtran Seeks Cable Stardom With EPON Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  5 comments
Big telecom equipment vendor delves much deeper into the North American cable market with its purchase of key fiber-access products and technologies from CommScope.
Liberty Unlocks Netflix in 30+ Countries
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  1 comment
Liberty Global plans to bring Netflix to its next-generation TV set-tops in more than 30 countries over the next 15 months.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Shrugs Off Gallic Threat
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre does Reading; fiber-to-the-mountain-hut; UK government cybersecurity not that secure; Sky drones on.
Broadband, Barbados & a 100G Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2016  |  Post a comment
Caribbean operator Digicel, keen to be seen as a broadband innovator, has tested a 100G PON connection on its live network in Barbados.
Time Warner Leads $12M Round for You.i TV
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2016  |  1 comment
The latest investment in app platform provider You.i TV is a further sign that programmers want more control over their distribution fate.
CenturyLink Plants G.fast Flag With Calix
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2016  |  3 comments
Copper to the MDU with G.fast technology is helping CenturyLink deliver faster broadband speeds and IP video service.
Eurobites: Commission Chief Sinks Spanner Into Roaming Works
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2016  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor begins selling its stake in VimpelCom; Agama joins the RDK club; smartphones in space! (well, quite high up anyway).
DASAN, Zhone Merge for Ultra-Broadband Battle
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2016  |  4 comments
South Korea's DASAN Networks and Zhone have merged in an effort to take on the gigabit broadband equipment sector's big hitters, but the new company has its work cut out.
VR Player NeuLion Stalks European Game
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2016  |  3 comments
With its focus on live sports events, the video-streaming company is targeting European growth.
Gigabites: Google's Back on the Pole
News Analysis  | 
9/9/2016  |  1 comment
The city of Nashville has voted its preliminary approval for a One Touch Make Ready ordinance that should make it easier for new broadband providers to enter the market.
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