AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.
Australian operator Telstra and Netgear have partnered to deliver what they claim is the world's first commercial deployment of an 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.
New work begins on long-reach interface as baseline specs are reached for other interfaces on 400G roadmap.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.
Networking gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cablecos for FTTP push, in addition to traditional telcos.
Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.
Suddenlink unveils $230 million capital program to upgrade most of its cable systems for gigabit service by 2017.
RacoWireless introduces a cloud-based API that lets developers create applications for the Internet of Things, regardless of standards.
Competitive carrier is offering a range of voice and messaging functions for OTT service providers via APIs delivered from the cloud.
Joint CableLabs Innovation Showcase winners Gainspeed and Avegant represent cable's dual focus on infrastructure efficiency and user interface improvement.
Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is hitting the ground running, promising increased cost efficiency and aggressive competition on his first day on the job.
Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.
Vendor lock-in is a carrier turn-off. Cisco, VMware and other vendors hope partnership will be sweet music.
Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre strikes public sector deal; Avanti lines up next satellite; BT in UC collaboration.
In the gigabit, all-IP era, many major multi-location businesses still need POTS lines and basic broadband.
Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.
Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.
Research report predicts the new Google TV streaming platform could disrupt the media streaming player market, especially hurting Roku and Amazon Fire TV.
Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in the FASTER submarine cable project.
Private mobile compaines raised $1.3 billion in July in 109 funding deals, according to the latest report from Rutberg and Co.
Companies team up to demo Mobile-based Policy software to dynamically manage network congestion in busy areas.
CBS is selling original programming to other broadcasters, cable networks, and will soon do so to online video streaming services.
Colt has ambitious plans for virtualization using SDN and NFV.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix on a roll in UK; Xbox gets free-to-air tuner option; faster broadband ups online spend.
Facebook's load balancing is designed to keep its servers running at a moderate speed -- not too slow.
Although the pay-TV industry is still losing subscribers, cord-cutting appears to be only partly to blame because it has flattened out.
The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.
Procera's VP business development James Dirksen and I talked deep packet inspection and deep fried noodles.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom CEO quits; Telecom Italia eyes up GVT; Russia's MTS suspends operations in Crimea; Altice profits up.
Harvard Business Review survey of its readers finds significant support for cloud and reports that its benefits include reduced costs and complexity.
Arista soared on the wings of its cloud, services provider, financial and technology industry customers.
Deutsche Telekom wants favors at the US spectrum auction, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts that the operator will overtake Sprint in customer numbers by year's end.
The startup comprises alumni from VMware, Google, and other companies.
For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue was flat to slightly depressed, driven by installment billing plans and shifts in pricing.
Top international MSO now boasts nearly 3 million advanced video subscribers across Europe, thanks to its growing deployments of TiVo and Horizon TV.
Nivis, a developer of smart grid technology and wireless control networks, introduces a cloud NOC for management of connected devices on the Internet of Things.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.
Despite losing broadband customers in the second quarter, Cablevision views data services and 'connectivity' as the key to future growth.
Lawsuit seeks damages after new Magic Quadrant report labels NetScout as 'challenger' in its market segment.
T-Mobile CEO takes to Twitter to tweak Sprint.
Ixia gets closer to hiring a CEO while the company cuts jobs and tries to catch up with its earnings reports.
ETSI NFV group launches its next phase by stressing the need for open source approaches and more interaction with the broader industry.
With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.
SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.
While the No. 2 US MSO is accelerating plans for all-digital video and broadband speed upgrades, it's still desperately playing catch-up.
The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.
T-Mobile has reportedly turned up its nose at a surprise $15B bid from the French operator.
Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's former global marketing lead, is joining Microsoft to lead global business development.
Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.
UC vendor is holding its own against big names like Cisco as operators move to VoLTE and start deploying WebRTC.
Fifth-largest US MSO hires former Yahoo exec David Dibble for its freshly created CTO position.
Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.
SPIT giant acquires Spanish rich communications and WebRTC gateway specialist Solaiemes.
Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bids for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband arm; EU wants more detail on Liberty/Ziggo deal; Ericsson scores in Egypt.
Subscriber dynamics were in flux in the second quarter as the four Tier 1 US wireless operators grappled with shifting pricing plans, increased competition and tablet growth.
One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.
China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer has applied for a listing on the Hong Kong Exchange.
FCC's Sherman says that smaller, innovative players should be able to work with larger providers to enter the US wireless market.
A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.
A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.
Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.
When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.
Chairman Wheeler says he's disturbed by Verizon's plans to throttle its top 5% of LTE data users, while the carrier reminds him how limited the policy's affect will be.
Also in today's regional roundup: BT enters the 4G fray with enterprise service offering; Etisalat unit mulls IPO; Arris gets some action in Poland.
DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.
Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.
More than a century ago, while the phone was still young, pranksters were already calling the morgue to ask for Mr. Stiff.
Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with Vodafone; Turkcell ownership battle over.
Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.