With cable companies increasingly focused on developing products and services to monetize their fast-growing Wi-Fi networks, Mavenir Systems is introducing a voice-over-Wi-Fi calling solution targeted to MSOs.
The Reference Design Kit (RDK) now has support for Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB), a popular pay-TV technology standard in Europe.
Comcast Labs is getting together with startup accelerator Boomtown to build what they are calling one of the world's first Internet of Things labs.
Daniel Howard has stepped down from the role of chief technology officer of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and will assume a new position as an org fellow.
AT&T made it official that Kansas City is the next stop in its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises journey, putting it in direct competition with Google Fiber and Consolidated Communications for fiber-based broadband service.
Video tech companies SeaChange International and Concurrent Computer Corp. have teamed up to provide software and content delivery network technologies to what they term as a "leading North American video services provider."
While ambitious players in the wireless industry are contemplating future technologies like 5G, operators and vendors also are in the midst of a major evolution right now in how wired and wireless telecom networks are architected. This new paradigm is being driven by software and more specifically, software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV). FierceWirelessTech has a deep dive into these technologies here.
If there was a unifying theory at Digital Entertainment World this week, it was that of Ralf Jacob, chief revenue officer for Verizon Digital Media Services: The check is already in the mail for bundled cable, satellite and telecommunications programming services, and we're about to see cord-cutting statistics shoot up like a media technology conference sushi buffet line.
IP-video tech companies Harmonic Inc. and This Technology LLC have announced a partnership to help pay-TV operators and programmers deliver multiscreen content to specific regions.
AT&T is giving more of its wireline customers the option to get its 75 Mbps U-verse broadband service tier, announcing that it has expanded the service in seven new markets. The service provider will begin offering the speed tier in Augusta, Ga.; Charleston, S.C.; Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio; Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Fla., and St. Louis, Mo. FierceTelecom has a complete look here.