Sixth biggest US MSO begins process of converting central Florida cable systems to all-digital transmission with HD DTAs from Cisco.
Hiring rural telco veteran Bill Gerski to head its renewed efforts, the company is pushing its broadband technology and much more.
Telco will provide a managed private network solution linking NBC production centers in Sochi and US.
Calling Charter's takeover offer "grossly inadequate," TW Cable launches offensive against fellow MSO and defends its operating track record and market value.
Says activist investor's offer undervalues the company.
Ocean Networks has named a vendor and raised some funding for its submarine cable link between Hawaii and Ecuador.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fewer French job cuts by AlcaLu; TeliaSonera profits hit by one-off costs; Zuckerberg heads to MWC.
With its takeover by private equity investors complete, the SPIT firm is delisting from Nasdaq and continuing its expansion as a private company.
A downturn could leave a lot of operators in Asia-Pacific in trouble, warns ratings agency.
Ericsson's Hans Vestberg is said to be on the shrinking shortlist for the role of Microsoft CEO.
After many trials, Carlson Wireless can now bring its TV White Spaces radio product to market.
Is every dream home a startup? Not yet, but Google charging into the smart sensor market should spark more interest in this sector. Here are some names to watch.
Through a partnership with NQ Mobile, Sprint ID will morph into Sprint Live with more interactivity coming to Android homescreens.
Despite opposition to FCC's Net Neutrality rules, cable interests refrain from gloating over court decision and re-affirm commitment to Open Internet principles.
Company forges partnership with engineering firm and will transfer 4G LTE R&D staff in France.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's 4G bods on the move; "private" smartphone announced; UK banks back Zapp.
Chinese vendor unveils preliminary 2013 financials that include a massive leap in operating profits.
Calling TW Cable "a turnaround project," Charter executives rip apart TWC's operating strategy and lay out a case for the takeover bid to Wall Street and shareholders.
Leveraging its ADC skills, the vendor plans to sell network and application protection to enterprises and service providers.
With his company's case now headed to the US Supreme Court, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia argues that retransmission consent has nothing to do with it.
A federal appeals court has upheld the FCC's right to regulate the Internet but struck down the current Net Neutrality rules, so the battle could rage on.
New mobile payments services include a mobile credit-card reader and a tablet-based point-of-sale.
Nick Thexton sees more pay-TV providers deploying thinner IP client devices in homes as the IP video transition picks up steam.
Application delivery control vendor Riverbed is coming under intense investor pressure to accept a takeover bid.
Frustrated investor slams Juniper's track record and suggests remedies that involve cost-cutting and a slimmer product portfolio.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: LTE-Advanced in Angola; Transmode slips in Q4; Euro launch for Google's Moto X.
Charter makes long-anticipated, unsolicited offer for TW Cable after making repeated overtures and failing to strike deal in December talks.
Google raises the stakes on the home automation and monitoring market with its huge cash buy of startup Nest.
Brocade hires another high-profile technologist, former Juniper exec Benson Schliesser, in its ongoing campaign to conquer the datacenter SDN market.
Mulling what ever-more extensive fitness monitoring and labor-saving devices might mean in the future.
LTE carrier has announced its first VoLTE phone, the Padfone X, and is reportedly testing the 4G voice service on Samsung devices.
With revenue increasing for 100G optical modules and components, companies are starting to ramp investment in 400G.
Big Canadian MSO is reportedly spending $100 million to roll out Hulu-like OTT service that would compete with Netflix.
AT&T's Kris Rinne now expects to see small cells that support LTE, 3G, and WiFi by late 2014 or early 2015.
BT appoints external candidate from the finance industry to take the helm at its access networks division.
Some key TV/video developments from this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Carrier to offer unlimited music downloads for up to five family members across 10 devices in new subscription service.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR upgrades with AlcaLu; more Huawei-related security rumblings in the UK; Vodafone's FTSE boost.
Vendor financing is causing ructions in Africa.
Providing power and backhaul to mobile small cells is a major challenge for R&D teams in 2014.
It's not just customers that need to accept vendors' software-defined networking (SDN) strategies.
The Metro Ethernet Forum says the gradual pace of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certifications will quicken, with 10-12 carriers currently engaged in testing.
Deal to move major Oracle Database and middleware apps to Verizon cloud could be a sign of bigger things to come.
TV program guide specialist introduces new guides for DTAs and remote access for tablets, connected TVs, and smartphones.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G's flying in France; Telkom wields the jobs axe; smartphones, tablets boost online shopping.
World's leading set-top maker says it will exceed its financial guidance for final 2013 results.
AT&T's new toll-free data option is drawing criticism for double-dipping and playing favorites, but it could be one of its most pro-consumer innovations yet.
Cash deal for German partner comes as 2014 looks hot for 100G and datacenter connectivity.
Despite its continuing legal brouhaha with broadcasters, Aereo raises another $34 million, sets sights on more markets, and takes aim at big-screen TVs.
LTE TDD operator successfully trials video over LTE and launches VoLTE with ZTE's eSRVCC and IMS platforms for handoff between 4G and 2G.
T-Mobile promises to pay early termination fees, and offer trade-in cash, to get families to switch from its US carrier rivals.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Belgian government nominates new Belgacom CEO; Channel Tunnel gets connected; Pace sets the, er, pace.
Verizon shows importance of application innovation with its Powerful Answers awards.
The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) says its working group on "Northbound APIs" is making real headway.
Dallas, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, and parts of DC could be first to get T-Mobile's 700MHz LTE network, its CTO tells Light Reading.
Korean video equipment vendor unveils RDK/HDMI streaming stick, new program guide, cloud DVR solution, and multi-tuner gateway.
Robots, bigger tablets, Segways, and wearable smart watches are all hot at this year's CES in Las Vegas.
Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix, Amazon, & M-Go all notch deals with Samsung to deliver UltraHD video to viewers.
Today's carriers want to keep their progress under wraps -- NFV and virtualization in general are the exception to that rule.
The API management giant is acquiring InsightsOne to go deeper into the network and add predictive intelligence to APIs.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDF goes 100G with Ciena in France; Telenor appoints new India boss; Brits fiddle in front of the box.
New plans let up to 10 people share a service plan with bulk discounts, with each member getting an individual bill and data plan.
Looking towards next month's Winter Olympic Games, NBC signs up as the first customer for Cisco's new cloud-based version of Videoscape platform.
Once the buyout of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone is complete, Verizon has a lot more converged services in store.
It's not just for nerds anymore.
Carrier's new Drive platform and studio signal its determination to dominate the in-car wireless ecosystem.
Carrier acquires 49 AWS spectrum licenses from Aloha Partners to expand its LTE coverage.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice plans IPO; Liberty Global closing in on Ziggo; BICS goes LTE roaming.
AT&T execs are getting ready for 4G voice over LTE in 2014, and they expect initial markets to be announced early this year.
China Mobile's ongoing 100G deployment is set to boost the financial health of several optical firms.
Carrier execs say half the population it will cover with Verizon's low-band spectrum is outside the range of channel 51 interference.
Silicon vendor doubles down with more powerful dual-core chips for xDSL, cable, and LTE gateways.
California startup stakes claim to growing home technology market with utility, retail, and service provider wins.
The 'uncarrier' will use the spectrum to improve its indoor and rural coverage and bolster its position in the low-band spectrum.
China Mobile has been dragged into the the ongoing fracas over TV licenses in Hong Kong.
Think we'd be seduced by the small cells hype? Get outta here!
Cloud TV platform specialist has developed a multi-platform advertising distribution system called AdCast.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei wins in the Netherlands; Google buys Bitspin; Telefónica denies Brazil deal.
Huawei's commitment to API exposure, policy management/analytics, and big data show that it's in tune with network operators' needs today.
Once called "the new Ethernet," Carrier Ethernet 2.0 still hasn't been widely adopted.
Chinese vendor claims more than 50 telcos deployed its latest core router in the second half of 2013.
Ruckus Wireless execs say Sprint's commercial WiFi service offering is just the start of grander plans in the enterprise.
New TV set that will debut at CES comes with integrated OTT video capabilities.
Also in today's regional news roundup: Mobile tower integration in Spain; M&A talk swirls around Vodafone; Vdio hits stop button; and more.
Chinese mobile vendor shuffles management to focus on operators, mobile devices, and the enterprise.
MKM report predicts Cisco and Juniper may acquire optical networking companies Infinera and/or Ciena to prepare for virtualization.
Now only authenticated subscribers and others prepared to pay get access to ABC content during the first week after a show's initial broadcast.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN develops RCS-based service; security breaches still high on the communications sector agenda.
Cable operators and other service providers are increasingly looking to monetize their new multiscreen video services through targeted ads. Will it work?
Alexander Graham Bell was one amazing guy. Without him, telecom wouldn't exist -- but Bell did a lot more in his life than simply invent the telephone.