Some of the nation's biggest telecom companies – including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish Network – appear to be planning to participate in the FCC's upcoming mmWave spectrum auction. But big cable companies are missing in action.
States still have the option of enacting their own net neutrality regulations following today's DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding the FCC rollback of net neutrality rules.
A new, more powerful version of the WiFi standard is now available. How might this new technology impact mobile network operators heading toward a 5G future?
Cable op has quietly launched the Contour Stream Player, Cox's twist on Comcast's Xfinity Flex video streaming product for broadband-only subs.
Video streaming platform features a video client, voice remote and integration with Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and, soon, an upgrade path to Comcast's full pay-TV service.
Comcast pulls more engineering and software development expertise in-house for its X1 and Xfinity Flex video and smart home platforms.
Cable company Charter Communications is expected to begin building an LTE network in 3.5GHz spectrum in select locations where it counts a large number of Spectrum Mobile customers.
Analysts expect Altice USA to collect 1.7 million mobile customers by 2023, and pay Sprint around $2.50 for each GB those customers consume.
Altice USA's new 'Unlimited Everything' offering, underpinned by its MVNO deal with Sprint, will be sold for $30 per line per month to non-Optimum and Suddenlink customers in or near its 21-state footprint.
Canadian MSO debuts 'Helix' platform featuring broadband gateways, IP video clients, WiFi extenders and home networking management software originating from Videotron's X1 syndication deal with Comcast.
Comcast's Xfinity Mobile and Charter's Spectrum Mobile MVNOs will offer Verizon's 5G service to their respective customers at some unspecified point in the future.
For the first time, Light Reading will offer two breakfast roundtables on key tech topics at this fall's SCTE|ISBE Cable-Tec Expo in New Orleans – the first on network virtualization and the second on cable and 5G.
Altice said it wants to buy C-Band spectrum, which appears to represent a bit of a change from the company's previous strategy.
CommScope CTO Morgan Kurk is running Ruckus on interim basis following recent departure of unit's former president, Ian Whiting.
By including people with disabilities and seniors, Comcast says 3 million more homes are eligible for Internet service, subsidized PCs and digital literacy training targeted to low-income Americans.
U.S. Cellular acknowledged that cable MVNOs from the likes of Comcast and Charter are now beginning to affect the company's mobile business.
Mariam Sorond was most recently chief wireless architect and VP of technology development at Dish.
Software for broadband devices, believed to support OpenWRT, designed to help customers manage and optimize in-home WiFi, tweak router settings and pause Internet connectivity.
Two years after launching its Xfinity Mobile MVNO, Comcast is tweaking its By-the-Gig pricing by adding two new options: 3GB for $30/month and 10GB for $60/month.
Despite its accelerating rollout of Ignite TV, a syndicated version of Comcast's cloud-based X1 video platform, Rogers is still seeing video subscriber losses mount.
Altice confirmed that its mobile offering is currently available to employees at $25 per line. That price is below what Comcast, Charter and Sprint charge for unlimited services.
Comcast and Charter have successfully pushed some of their mobile customers' traffic from Verizon's network and onto WiFi networks, according to new findings from Tutela.
As part of its broad product syndication deal with Comcast, big Canadian MSO is counting on new home WiFi app, DOCSIS 3.1 rollout and IPTV launch to trigger fresh subscriber and revenue growth.
After New York's Public Service Commission rescinded approval of Charter's merger with TWC and Charter threatened to leave the state, negotiations succeeded and both orgs come out winners.
Large cross-border cable operator exceeds analyst expectations with Q3 Atlantic Broadband results in US but disappoints with Cogeco Connexion results in Canada.
Teams with the Wi-Fi Alliance on new open source, standard way to collect and analyze WiFi network data and troubleshoot in-home WiFi issues that have been a drag on cable opex.
Even though cable's 10-Gig-enabling broadband spec, Full Duplex DOCSIS, hasn't hit the streets yet, some leading industry engineers are already laying the groundwork for a future DOCSIS spec that would support symmetrical speeds of up to 25 Gigs.
Pricing on cable op's Sprint-assisted mobile service reportedly will undercut offerings from major mobile service providers, according to The Wall Street Journal.
New open source project from CableLabs focuses on 'Dual Channel WiFi' technology that can set up dedicated channels for specific apps and traffic types such as streaming video and online gaming.
Even as it carries out its phased retreat from the European continent, Liberty Global is trying to stem video sub losses and spur fresh revenue growth with a slate of new product and service offerings.
MSOs must remain wary of 5G-powered in-home broadband services, but the backhaul and fronthaul opportunities will abound for cable operators as 5G networks are deployed.
Arris is off to a sluggish start, but hopeful that business will pick up as operators bulk up on DOCSIS 3.1 network capacity and start to snap up customer premises equipment.
Recent promotions are among other significant executive moves within Comcast's technology and product organizations.
Deep Blue specializes in the planning, engineering and installation of managed WiFi networks for hotels and entertainment venues, and reportedly pulled down $38 million in revenues last year.
Charter, which added 176,000 mobile lines in Q1, is testing dual SIM capabilities, but deployments are not expected in 2019.
The cablecos and Verizon could be better suited with a revised deal centered on collaboration and network convergence – an agreement focused on small cell deployments that can fuel 5G networks.
Like Shaw Communications in the western half of the nation, the two big Canadian cablecos are now rolling out their own syndicated versions of Comcast's cloud-based video platform in their respective regions.
Investors had hoped that Comcast and Charter might pose a significant threat to the likes of AT&T and Verizon in mobile. Newly reduced expectations from Wall Street indicate those hopes haven't panned out.
In-footprint offering, at $5 per month, provides integrated access to a variety of free and subscription OTT services, offers an upgrade path to pay-TV, and runs on an X1-powered 4K/HDR-capable TV-connected device.
T-Mobile released more details about plans to challenge Comcast and Charter with a fixed wireless Internet service. But the broader message was aimed at regulators reviewing its proposed merger with Sprint.
In another CableLabs-related personnel move, Ike Elliott has succeeded Mitch Ashley as president of organization's for-profit Kyrio subsidiary.
Cox – America's third-largest cable TV company – isn't going to bid on mmWave spectrum, but it does apparently have interest in looking at the 3.5GHz CBRS band for wireless operations.
But new, slimmer options enable Charter to focus on broadband-only customers that haven't responded to offers for traditional pay-TV service, Charter's Chris Winfrey says.
Cable industry co-op is heading up a new project to help its hundreds of tier 2/3 operator members get easier access to peering sites and reduce Internet transport costs, new VP of broadband solutions says.
Despite its efforts to build out new spectrum, densify its network and deploy 5G, AT&T is also working to add capacity to its network via an expanded WiFi offloading deal with Boingo.
5G will also represent about 3.4% of global connections by 2022 as 4G continues to dominate but begins to taper off as 5G activity picks up.
eero battles with the likes of Google and Netgear at retail, and has made some strides in the service provider sector.
Cable leaders will make the case for their new 10G initiative at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Technologies & Strategies event in Denver next month.
Trial to involve about 50 homes will use Arris E6000 chassis outfitted with 10-Gig EPON line card and DOCSIS-based provisioning.
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The world of pay-TV is an unholy mess, and no one is better at keeping up with the players, plans and problems than Light Reading's Jeff Baumgartner. In this podcast, Jeff joins Phil Harvey for a chat about how cable providers are using mobile, why adding Netflix to your set-top isn't a bad idea and what kind of subscribers aren't worth chasing.
AirTies CEO says acquisition of Technicolor's in-home WiFi software business and expertise will help company scale its platform to more devices and reach more service providers.
Xfinity Mobile 'on track' to stand alone economically as unit is set to report out of Comcast's cable business starting in Q1 2019.
Early trials prove that Full Duplex DOCSIS tech is real and poised to help cable operators deliver symmetrical 10-Gig speeds on their widely deployed HFC networks, top industry execs say.
New Xfinity xFi Advanced Security service, which uses AI and machine learning techniques to identify and lock down threats on the in-home WiFi network, fetches $5.99 per month.
In close partnership with SCTE|ISBE, Light Reading will host and produce 'Live Learnings for Professionals' seminars on cable tech topics each month, starting with a January 17 webcast on improving the home networking experience.
Settlement stems from 2017 suit claiming that systems formerly run by Time Warner Cable in New York had under-delivered on promised Internet speeds.
Comcast, Liberty Global, Bell Canada, Samsung and Sagemcom are on board with 'OpenSync,' as Plume seeks much more buy-in for its smart home software initiative.
Link's president gives an indication of a 5G future for the WiFi kiosk company.
Tests centered on X1-powered device with voice remote capability will integrate Netflix and other OTT content, provide customers an upgrade path to Comcast's pay-TV bundles.
A deal would value Arris at more than $31 per share, CNBC says.
Whole-home device and software setups have become a critical, new weapon in broadband service arsenals.
At SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta last week, Arris and its partners demonstrated how fast broadband links can enable a growing array of smart-city applications.
Cable industry wants FCC to free up substantial portion of the band for WiFi.
New DOCSIS 3.1 router for cable ops builds in 802.11ax, 'EasyMesh' for whole-home WiFi.
Such a deal would bring another massive wave of consolidation to the wireline and wireless infrastructure sector and establish an even larger supplier with a major focus on the cable industry.
NCTA urges FCC to take a 'fresh look' at the band and reassign a substantial portion of it for WiFi, arguing that the spectrum is grossly underutilized today as a connected car safety technology.
Comcast says speed is still key, but emphasis is shifting to whole-home connectivity, control and the broader consumer experience.
Hooks WiFi mesh software into cable-backed RDK-B open source software stack for gateways and extenders, claims tier-1 operator has given the greenlight.
Major European provider will lay out the strategy behind its new Vodafone TV streaming service at Light Reading's Cable Next-Gen Europe event in London next month.
Speaking at a Goldman Sachs media conference, Charter CEO Tom Rutledge says 5G fixed-wireless networks won't be able to match cable's planned 10-Gig symmetrical speeds or economics.
Operating the core network and owning the SIM card will lead to lower churn, pave the path to more control of the service and offer other benefits, CEO says.
Fourth-biggest US MSO is laying the groundwork for a fresh wave of subscriber and revenue growth next year with FTTH buildout, uber set-top rollout, 1-Gig deployments and MVNO deal.
Cable op introduces 802.11ax router alongside plans for a more advanced in-home small cell that will also sport LTE and IoT antennas.
Netflix missed its subscriber forecast, which spooked investors, but the company's execs insist that nothing about the business has really changed.
Premium in-home WiFi service creates new stream of revenue alongside important operational benefits.
Cable is moving in on the wireless market, with many exciting opportunities opening up across the board, including in WiFi, mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) and 5G.
5G spells opportunity for FMC upsell, reckons the Ovum team.
In BBWN's latest poll about the cable industry's next-gen tech plans, constructing new FTTH networks scored as the top priority, followed closely by rolling out D3.1 and gigabit speeds.
Spectrum means money. Even the unlicensed kind.
2010 called. It wants its business model back.
Altice USA deploys first 100,000 home entertainment hubs in NYC metro area and plans to launch box in former Suddenlink territories throughout the spring and summer.
Heavy hitters in cable, open source and optical networking make up the five women who are shortlisted for the Hedy Lamarr-inspired Female Tech Pioneer of the Year category.
The Sprint/T-Mobile deal complicates the cable MVNO universe.
Investors may be worried about the wrong things.
The cost of 5G deployments depends in part on the cost of pole attachment fees.
A new joint operating platform owned by Comcast and Charter will support multiple MNVO partners.
New updates are rolling out on Comcast's smart home platform.
Another city leader has parted ways with the FCC's Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee.
Boingo's Derek Peterson discusses use cases and opportunities for cable companies in preparing for 5G.
In their annual Investor Day conference, Arris executives extol opportunities in DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, DAA, advanced WiFi, CBRS and other next-gen wireline and wireless gear while playing up more M&A prospects.
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Arris brings Ruckus to the home with new fixed wireless broadband gateway.
IoT technologies are now enabling cable operators and other service providers to offer 'quint play' bundles with smart home services for subscribers.
Big product announcements arrive from the newly minted Arris subsidiary.
Despite an initial 2017 deployment of DOCSIS 3.1, Liberty Global is holding at D3.0 while it brings its HFC networks up to speed.
Only a month after the acquisition closed, Ruckus was already contributing to Arris's top-line growth.
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