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Trump Pulls a Trump on Infrastructure Strategy
MariNation  | 
9/29/2017  |  9 comments
An infrastructure bill without public/private partnerships? Sad!
Blockbuster Makes a Comeback in the Nordics
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2017  |  6 comments
Danish operator TDC is rolling out a pan-Nordic VoD service under the Blockbuster brand, after acquiring it three years ago.
WiCipedia: Alternative College & Male Separatism
WiCipedia  | 
9/29/2017  |  Post a comment
This week in our WiC roundup: Holberton School takes job training to a new level; Christian white men are feeling discriminated against; cable numbers hold steady; and more.
Amazon Heats Up TV Hardware Battle
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2017  |  7 comments
Bigger than a stick and smaller than a set-top, the Amazon 4K Fire TV is a threat to cable.
Live TV Fragmenting, Not Dying – YouGov
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2017  |  3 comments
New research from YouGov shows that UK viewers are still viewing content from TV shows, even though they are doing so on multiple platforms.
Facebook Signs Highlights Deal With NFL
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2017  |  7 comments
The social media giant is adding to its sports video library at a steady rate.
Analysts: Dish Is in Dire Straits
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2017  |  8 comments
A wireless spectrum sale won't save Dish's video business.
Comcast Reveals Instant TV & the IPTV Future
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  9 comments
Comcast is calling its new Instant TV service the 'tip of the spear.'
European Online Video Ad Spend Up 21%
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2017  |  2 comments
A new report from RTL Group ad network Ad Connect estimates that spending on online video advertising is growing rapidly, but is still a small part of total video advertising.
The 'New' Sandvine Has Automation in Its Sights
Shades of Ray  | 
9/26/2017  |  Post a comment
Following the C$562 million nuptials of Procera and Sandvine, the resulting packet inspection, analytics and policy management specialist is pitching itself to service providers as a key enabler in the shift to automated processes.
Can Fixed Wireless Fix Rural Broadband?
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2017  |  28 comments
There are true believers who think it can.
Laying the Tech Foundation for Digital Transformation
Column  | 
9/25/2017  |  Post a comment
Pay-TV providers should follow four basic steps to carry out the digital transformation process
Why Amazon May Be Cable's Biggest Threat
MariNation  | 
9/22/2017  |  14 comments
It's not just because Amazon has a lot of cash.
Disney Gets Green Light on BAMTech Buy
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2017  |  Post a comment
Disney's purchase of a majority stake in BAMTech has been approved ahead of schedule.
WiCipedia: Endangered Species, 'the Pao Effect' & Bad Actors
WiCipedia  | 
9/22/2017  |  2 comments
This week in our WiC roundup: Recruiting in a time of upheaval; how Ellen Pao's Reset affects Asian women; and advice from female founders.
'GIGAWorld' Innovation to Unlock Trillions in Annual Revenue
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New research from Liberty Global and consultancy Arthur D. Little claims that gigabit broadband connections will create trillions in economic value through new services.
Calix Moves Lawful Intercept Into Access Network
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
New capability in its AXOS Subcriber Management module eliminates the need for routers elsewhere in the network.
Eurobites: Orange Seeks Boost From IoT Modules
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9/21/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT teams up with Hitachi on industrial IoT; Deutsche Telekom touts SD-WAN offering; Swisscom puts its faith in blockchain.
The Clock Ticks for Gfast in Europe
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2017  |  Post a comment
A regulatory obsession with fiber bodes ill for the makers of Gfast equipment in Europe.
Charter Has a Secret TV App for Colleges
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2017  |  5 comments
Charter goes back to school with SpectrumU.
1 Million Pirate Set-Top Boxes Sold in the UK
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2017  |  12 comments
A new report from a number of UK law enforcement agencies estimates that illegal set-top boxes with applications that support pirated streaming services are widely distributed in the UK every year.
Comcast Shuts Down OTT Again
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  5 comments
Comcast's 'Watchable' wasn't well-watched.
NY State Levies $13M Fine on Charter
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  Post a comment
Charter now faces a hefty fee for failing to meet New York's broadband deployment deadlines.
82% of TV Consumption Is Still Live TV, Says ITV's Online Head
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2017  |  1 comment
The head of online at British commercial broadcaster discussed the progress the ITV Hub has made, but pointed out that the vast majority of TV consumption is still live and linear.
What Comes After SD-WANs?
Rewired  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Software-defined WANs were the hot topic a year ago at Light Reading's NFV-SDN event, and a lot has happened since. What grabs the spotlight this year?
Comcast Packs More Powerful SD-WAN Punch
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2017  |  Post a comment
Comcast isn't just adding SD-WAN, it's making a strong play as a large player without any MPLS legacy to protect.
Photo Highlights: Operations Transformation Forum 2017
Slide Shows  | 
9/17/2017  |  3 comments
Highlights from Huawei's annual event that focuses on how network operators are transforming their operations and corporate processes.
Cities Slam FCC on Broadband Proceedings
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2017  |  8 comments
City CIOs and CTOs think the FCC is putting future broadband and smart city investment at risk.
Eurobites: Orange Extends Netflix Partnership
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: VEON finds a new CFO; Bulgaria Sat beams up Ericsson; Swisscom chooses Springworks for IoT.
WiCipedia: Google Sued Over Gender Pay Disparity
WiCipedia  | 
9/15/2017  |  4 comments
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: The pay gap is real at Google; are blondes taken seriously?; Apple event has no gender balance; and more.
Teleste Eyes US Cable Bonanza
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2017  |  1 comment
Finnish equipment vendor has great ambitions to take on incumbent US equipment makers with Remote PHY, Fiber Deep and related headend optics products.
Community Is Key to Video – Facebook's Danker
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Daniel Danker, product director at Facebook and head of its video product strategy, kicked off IBC today by outlining his vision of community-driven video experiences.
Comcast Aims to Layer LoRa Into XB6 Gateway
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
The XB6 is turning into a lean, mean IoT machine.
Eurobites: Vivendi Now Controls Telecom Italia, Says Watchdog
News Analysis  | 
9/14/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica Business Solutions offers software-based security; Ericsson lands metadata gig with DNA; BT's bandwidth on demand.
VRIF to Release First VR Guidelines at IBC
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  1 comment
The Virtual Reality Industry Forum (VRIF), created to coordinate technology development and interoperability across the fledgling VR industry, will be releasing the first draft of its guidelines at the IBC event.
AT&T Wants to Ditch the Dish
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  14 comments
More OTT this way comes.
Vodafone UK Boss Slams Openreach 'Stranglehold'
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  Post a comment
Openreach's grip on the market and aversion to fiber has left the UK lagging other European countries in the digital economy, says Vodafone UK chief.
Liberty Global: Europe's 'Big Data' Rules Favor Internet Giants
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2017  |  1 comment
Europe's biggest cable company expresses frustration that light-touch regulation of Google and Facebook gives them an advantage in the market for some digital services.
Fall Is a TV (Industry) Lover's Delight
MariNation  | 
9/12/2017  |  5 comments
Forget back to school. Let's get back to TV with a rush of fall industry updates.
Stars Align for Zodiac & ActiveVideo
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2017  |  1 comment
ActiveVideo and Zodiac Interactive are teaming up to offer a joint solution that can deliver online video, advanced UIs and other cloud-based video services to old and new set-top boxes alike.
Charter Reveals New Details on 4G/5G Trials
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2017  |  3 comments
Samsung is a key partner for Charter not only in its 5G trials, but also in tests of 4G small cell equipment that could play a role in the cable company's launch of a new mobile service in 2018.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Deal Prepares Ground for Faster Fiber Rollout
News Analysis  | 
9/12/2017  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone teams up with IBM for cloud flexibility; Sky launches contract-free streaming in Spain; whither public WiFi?
Kickstarting Digital Transformation
Column  | 
9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
Once pay-TV providers embrace the idea, they must take a comprehensive, company-wide approach to carry out such fundamental changes.
What's the IoT Plan, Verizon?
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
For Verizon, IoT is all about the network. Except when it's about anything and everything else.
VR, Cloud, Security Are Key Issues at 50th IBC
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2017  |  Post a comment
IBC, the big media conference held in Amsterdam every year, starts this Thursday. We discuss the main issues relevant to service providers that are expected to take center stage.
Vodafone to Pump €2B Into German Gigabit Networks
News Analysis  | 
9/11/2017  |  2 comments
Latest plans by Germany's biggest cable operator add to the broadband pressure on incumbent operator Deutsche Telekom.
Boom! Hulu Just Blew Up the TV Bundle
MariNation  | 
9/8/2017  |  8 comments
Maybe TV doesn't have to be just TV anymore.
Vivendi to Merge Struggling Dailymotion With Besieged Watchever
News Analysis  | 
9/8/2017  |  Post a comment
The French media conglomerate is reportedly merging its Watchever unit with Dailymotion, combining two challenged video streaming brands in the hope they will succeed.
Amdocs Wins Altice USA in Whopper of a Deal
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2017  |  3 comments
Multi-year deal marks Amdocs as a top partner for Altice USA as the cable company embarks on a significant transition period.
Wi-Fi Alliance Levels Up With Vantage 2.0
News Analysis  | 
9/7/2017  |  Post a comment
Managed networks are the 'new normal.'
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