The global chipmaking business continued to consolidate Thursday morning, with Singapore's Avago Technologies confirming its $37 billion purchase of Broadcom, a leading supplier of silicon device parts to cable, wireless and other telecom sectors.
The amount of total broadband traffic is set to further skyrocket over the next four years, Cisco says, with new, denser technologies such as 4K/Ultra HD pushing video usage to account for fully 80 percent of all traffic by 2019. FierceOnlineVideo has a report on Cisco's brow-raising revelations right here.
Seeking to turn its on-demand programming into a product feature that can better compete with OTT services like Hulu, DirecTV has officially launched its "72 Hour Rewind" feature.
Comcast is continuing its aggressive deployment of its 2 Gbps Gigabit Pro service, announcing upcoming entries into six new regions including Houston, Utah, Colorado, Oregon and parts of Washington. Comcast is also launching what it calls Extreme 250, a new 250 Mbps service using its hybrid fiber coax (HFC) network.
A young security researcher says he's uncovered a vulnerability in a Charter Communications customer service site that could expose sensitive customer information.
Comcast became the latest major ISP to sign an interconnection agreement with Internet transit provider Level 3 Communications, with the two companies looking to beat the clock on new FCC net neutrality guidelines that are set to become effective starting in June.
Comcast has announced a series of updates to its X1 video platform, most notably moving a feature that lets users "restart" a TV show they happen to join in mid-progress. Previously available only through Comcast Labs, "Restart Notification" will now be part of X1's default settings.
A patent battle between Cox Communications and AT&T has escalated, with the cable company this time suing the wireless giant for alleged infringement of three registered patents.
Level 3 has announced the signing of a bilateral interconnection agreement with AT&T. The two service providers say the deal will improve the efficiency of traffic exchanged between their respective networks, allowing them to deliver a better quality experience for their subscribers.
While the world of over-the-top distribution has often been discussed in monolithic terms, there are, of course, vast differences between ad-supported, short-form focused platforms like YouTube, and subscription-based, long-form oriented services like Netflix and Hulu.