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Jeff Baumgartner Verizon to Hawk YouTube TV to Mobile, 5G Home & Fios Broadband Subs
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/23/2019  
Cementing its decision to avoid the financial and operational entanglements of creating its own OTT-TV service, Verizon on Tuesday announced it has forged a deal to integrate and offer subscription video services from YouTube TV to its mobile, 5G Home and Fios Internet customers.
Mitch Wagner VMware Takes IoT Management to the Cloud
Mitch Wagner  
4/23/2019  
VMware is taking to the cloud with VMware Pulse IoT Center, its edge infrastructure and lifecycle management platform, which it plans to offer as a service in conjunction with partners later this year.
Mike Dano Verizon: mmWave Is Not 'a Coverage Spectrum' for 5G
Mike Dano  
4/23/2019  
Verizon's CEO fought back against concerns about the operator's 5G buildout and coverage plans using millimeter-wave (mmWave) spectrum, arguing that the operator's initial 5G launches are "performing as expected."
Mike Dano Here Are T-Mobile's 5 Most Congested Markets
Mike Dano  
4/23/2019  
Here are T-Mobile's trouble spots.
Mitch Wagner Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Telco Cloud Strategy
Mitch Wagner  
4/23/2019  
"Cloudification" is an ugly word, but it describes a transition that's essential for telcos and other service providers that want to remain relevant.
Paul Rainford Eurobites: UK's Mobile Giants Upstaged by MVNO Minnows, Says Report
Paul Rainford  
4/23/2019  
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia gets virtual with 5G testing; Forsway lands 5G contract with European Space Agency; telematics-based car insurance in the fast lane.
Mitch Wagner DevOps Startup Harness.io Scores $60M Funding
Mitch Wagner  
4/23/2019  
Harness.io, which runs a cloud service providing an important part of the DevOps toolkit, raked in $60 million in Series B funding, the company said Tuesday. Harness's service provides continuous integration and continuous deployment of applications (CICD), so developers can spin out upgrades rapidly while protecting against critical bugs.
Jeff Baumgartner Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Cable/Video Product or Service
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/22/2019  
Even as broadband becomes the epicenter of the cable business, video and pay-TV remain key components of the cable services bundle. And it's this piece of the bundle that remains under threat -- from traditional rivals, as well as a multitude of Internet-delivered live TV and subscription VoD options. That means that this piece of the offering is arguably in most need of innovation and future-facing technologies and capabilities.
Mike Dano Leading Lights 2019 Finalists: Most Innovative Edge Computing Strategy
Mike Dano  
4/22/2019  
Edge computing spans the hottest areas of tech right now, including cloud computing, data centers, 5G and telecom. More than that, edge computing promises to dramatically reshape the entire underlying architecture of the Internet, from massive, centralized data centers to a distributed storage and computing model that spread the functions of the Internet out across the network. In fact, the most aggressive implementation of edge computing would position Internet functionality far beyond the backbone of the Internet and almost all the way to actual users themselves.
Jeff Baumgartner TiVo Fires Another Lawsuit at Comcast
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/22/2019   1 Comment
TiVo has lobbed yet another lawsuit at Comcast, alleging that the cable operator is infringing on six patents that, it claims, have linkages to Comcast-supplied DVR and non-DVR set-top box devices and broadband gateways and various services and apps that run on them.
Jeff Baumgartner Rogers Nets 100K X1-Based Video Subs in Q1, but Pay-TV Base Declines
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/22/2019  
Rogers Communications is making progress with a new IP-based video product based on Comcast's X1 platform, but, so far, the rollout has not helped the Canadian cable operator rein in pay-TV subscriber losses.
Mike Dano AT&T, T-Mobile Close Galaxy Fold Hopes as Samsung Delays Folding Phone
Mike Dano  
4/22/2019  
Samsung will delay the release of its folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, by at least a month, according to the Wall Street Journal. The phone had been scheduled to hit US store shelves this Friday, but early reviews of the device found a large number of glitches and problems.
Gagandeep Kaur India's Telecom Sector Set for ARPU Recovery
Gagandeep Kaur  
4/22/2019  
Is India's ailing telecom sector about to see a reversal of fortune? After a punishing tariff war sparked by the entry of Reliance Jio in late 2016, market revenues have fallen about 400 billion rupees ($5.76 billion) in the last two years, according to a recent report from market research firm Crisil. But things may be looking up.
Mike Dano Why Wireless Carriers Magically Keep Growing Every Quarter
Mike Dano  
4/22/2019   1 Comment
US wireless network operators are scheduled to report their first quarter earnings starting this week, and collectively they're expected to report continued growth in the number of customers they're signing up.
Jeff Baumgartner Deal Will Keep Charter in New York
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/19/2019  
Charter Communications and the New York Department of Public Service have struck a proposed agreement that will resolve a dispute related to network expansion commitments and, importantly, keep the cable operator in the state.
Jeff Baumgartner Can SeaChange Mop Up Its Mess?
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/19/2019  
SeaChange's business is still shrinking. The company has endured multiple reorganizations in recent years. Its CEO abruptly departed in February amid a dispute with a large SeaChange shareholder, adding to the turmoil that has consumed the multiscreen video software specialist.
Mike Dano America's Big 5G Millimeter-Wave Spectrum Experiment Comes Up Short
Mike Dano  
4/19/2019   1 Comment
The FCC's ongoing 24GHz millimeter-wave spectrum auction appears to be winding down, having just entered the "assignment phase" that will allow winning bidders to fine-tune their spectrum license winnings. But with just under $2 billion in total provisionally winning bids so far, the auction hasn't been the barn burner that some had expected.
Eryn Leavens WiCipedia: Ageism, Diversity Training & Tackling Algorithms
Eryn Leavens  
4/19/2019   3 comments
This week in our WiCipedia roundup: Diversity training is on the rise; algorithm bias will be a thing of the past; ageism is biggest hurdle in tech hiring; and more.
Jeff Baumgartner Omniverse Lawsuit Scares Off Clikia
Jeff Baumgartner  
4/19/2019  
A lawsuit filed against Omniverse One World Television has caused another OTT-TV service provider to pull up stakes and leave the scene.
Iain Morris Faulty Towers? Orange Rubbishes Germany's 5G DIY Scheme
Iain Morris  
4/18/2019  
Car problems can typically be resolved in two ways. The first is to fetch a trained mechanic, spending hard-earned cash on expert help. The second is to mimic Basil Fawlty, the manic, parsimonious hotel manager in the 1970s sitcom Fawlty Towers: Drive your car down the road, out of sight of your nagging wife, and do it yourself on the cheap.
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