Cincinnati Bell reaches 40% Fioptics penetration in mature markets, on track to slow build in 2017

Cincinnati Bell is seeing that in areas where it has been offering its FTTH-based Fioptics data and video services for a number of years, penetration rates continue to rise.

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Cincinnati Bell reaches 40% Fioptics penetration in mature markets, on track to slow build in 2017

AT&T’s Lurie: Our wide-area wireless network gives us an advantage over cable in delivering mobile video

AT&T is aware that cable operators are trying to give their customers access to video services inside and outside the home, but Glen Lurie, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility, says that the industry segment lacks one thing: wide-area wireless.

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AT&T’s Lurie: Our wide-area wireless network gives us an advantage over cable in delivering mobile video

Tracking the impact social media has on OTT services

Social media continues to play a role in the way consumers interact with their over-the-top video services and the overall entertainment industry.

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Comcast DOCSIS 3.1: Gigabit Everywhere by 2016; 10 Gbps Built In

Comcast’s timetable for supplying gigabit connections to all of its present and potential customers is stretching out. Comcast originally had suggested it might be able to do so in 2015. Then the schedule lengthened to 2016 first quarter. Now Comcast says it will happen “as soon as” 2018. That slipping timetable is not unusual for massive technology projects

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Asia-Pacific demand keeps pay-TV on track to reach 50% of homes globally

Despite the emergence of next-generation video services, the pay-TV market is still going strong. ABI Research said in a recent report that worldwide, pay TV has penetrated almost half of all homes, and should reach 1 billion homes by 2017.

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Asia-Pacific demand keeps pay-TV on track to reach 50% of homes globally

CenturyLink poses new threat to Google with Portland, Ore., video franchise

CenturyLink is officially establishing itself as the new video provider in Portland, Ore., as the telco reached a deal for a new franchise agreement with city officials with plans to deliver service sometime in 2015, reports

Google Fiber puts 1 Gig network expansion decision on hold

Google Fiber has delayed an announcement about where it will extend its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data and video services until “early next year,” according to various reports.

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Google Fiber puts 1 Gig network expansion decision on hold

Verizon’s McAdam says it is plotting a move into the online video market

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OTT Video Providers Look to 4K, 8K Video, Conflict with ISPs Will Grow

What is good for video entertainment app providers such as Netflix is not necessarily always so good for Internet service providers. Customers with suitable Internet access are an input to the business Netflix operates. Supplying such bandwidth is both the revenue model and the cost driver for ISPs. ISPs arguably benefit from higher consumer demand for bandwidth, but also have to invest to supply that bandwidth, while charging prices consumers are willing to pay

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Level 3 enables China Telecom to deliver cloud-based video

Level 3 is extending its video cloud services to the China market by signing an agreement with China Telecom Global Limited (CTG).

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TV is Turning Out to be Quite a Srtategic Asset for Telcos

There’s a good reason why Vodafone bought Kabel Deutschland, and might be considering additional purchases of video subscription service assets in the United Kingdom: video services are among the areas where

Verizon "Spot Deploys" Fiber to Home to Drive Maintenance Savings

Sometimes, doing what is more expensive winds up being financially beneficial for an access provider.

Slovakia Begins 4G Spectrum Auction

Slovakia has begun auctioning 4G spectrum in multiple bands. The country’s regulator TUSR has stated that bidders have until October 7 th to submit offers for frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2.6GHz bands. It is expected that some 1800 MHz spectrum will be reserved for a fourth player to compete with Slovakia’s “big three” of Orange, Slovak Telecom and O2.

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Slovakia Begins 4G Spectrum Auction

Slovakia Begins 4G Spectrum Auction

Slovakia has begun auctioning 4G spectrum in multiple bands. The country’s regulator TUSR has stated that bidders have until October 7 th to submit offers for frequencies in the 800MHz, 1800MHz and 2.6GHz bands. It is expected that some 1800 MHz spectrum will be reserved for a fourth player to compete with Slovakia’s “big three” of Orange, Slovak Telecom and O2.

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Slovakia Begins 4G Spectrum Auction

Bundles Lift Revenue per Customer, Drive Revenue Growth, Reduce Churn, Even in Tough Markets

Portugal Telecom provides instructive guidance on the importance for fixed network service providers of triple play packages and video services, even in markets with negative growth of voice services and tough economic conditions a a backdrop. In the second quarter of 2013, overall revenue fell 5.5 percent. But in Portugal, broadband access revenues grew 8.5 percent. Video entertainment revenues grew 9.8 percent

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Bundles Lift Revenue per Customer, Drive Revenue Growth, Reduce Churn, Even in Tough Markets

Will Cable Eventually "Merchandise" Video to Sell High Speed Access?

Fierce competition normally causes lower profit margins , and competition seems to be having that effect on video service providers. According to Strategy Analytics, profit margins on cable broadband services are 70 percent to 110 percent higher than those on video services (depending on whether or not advertising revenues are included in the calculation). These days, overall video service profit margins for U.S.

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Will Cable Eventually "Merchandise" Video to Sell High Speed Access?

Will Cable Eventually "Merchandise" Video to Sell High Speed Access?

Fierce competition normally causes lower profit margins , and competition seems to be having that effect on video service providers. According to Strategy Analytics, profit margins on cable broadband services are 70 percent to 110 percent higher than those on video services (depending on whether or not advertising revenues are included in the calculation). These days, overall video service profit margins for U.S.

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Will Cable Eventually "Merchandise" Video to Sell High Speed Access?

TELUS builds 100G regional fiber-optic network with Fujitsu packet-optical platforms

Canadian carrier TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is adding 100-Gbps coherent transmission capabilities to its inter-city regional networks via the Fujitsu FLASHWAVE 9500 Packet Optical Networking Platform (ONP), the systems house says. The deployment will help TELUS meet growing demands for high-speed data services, Internet video services, and support of smart phones.

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TELUS builds 100G regional fiber-optic network with Fujitsu packet-optical platforms

ACA’s Matt Polka expects regional cable operators to focus on broadband

Matt Polka, the CEO of the American Cable Association (ACA), said a number of the association's smaller cable operator members plan to focus their attention on selling broadband Internet access services to subscribers as they continue to get their video services from OTT players like Netflix ( Nasdaq: NFLX ) and Hulu. In addition to customers' migration to online video, content acquisition costs have forced a number of smaller cable operators out of business. Steve Donohue, editor of

MegaPath targets PBX customers with cloud-based video conferencing

MegaPath on Thursday announced it has added cloud-delivered unified communications (UC) video services to its portfolio for existing hosted PBX customers, enabling cloud-based video collaboration. Set on driving ease of use, the new video service will use plug-and-play Polycom ( Nasdaq: PLCM ) desktop voice and video solutions, which have been road-tested in various UC&C deployments by a number of competitive and traditional telcos. Supporting high-definition (HD) point-to-point video services for its hosted PBX customers, the new service can transform a combination of Polycom's VVX 500 and 600 Business Media Phones

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