CenturyLink is bringing its IPTV service to Denver. The local city council has approved a 10-year video franchise agreement to bring the telco's Prism service to its residents.
Telcos AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink have owned the wholesale special access market for decades. But cable operators have emerged to shake up this moribund market, giving competitive local exchange operators a bit of choice in their ability to connect their multi-site business customers in rural areas.
With Arris expecting its financials to endure a roller-coaster 2015 thanks to big ongoing mergers among its top clients, U.S. pay-TV operators, the technology company is thinking about a big deal of its own.
Clinging to its position as television's dominant audience ratings provider, Nielsen said it will begin offering it customer data on Netflix and Amazon Prime SVOD audience usage sometime in the middle of this year.
Non-profit cable consortium CableLabs has joined university research center NYU Wireless to help define and drive research around 5G, the next-generation of wireless technology. Specifically, the consortium will be an affiliate of NYU Wireless and join wireless industry stalwarts such as Qualcomm, Samsung, Nokia Networks and Solutions and Intel to figure out the role that millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology will play in 5G.
An article suggesting that Comcast was in negotiations with HBO, Showtime and Sony to treat the broadband traffic of the latter three's new OTT products as "managed services" set off skeptic alarms for one analyst.
Comcast is now field-testing network systems based on the DOCSIS 3.1 specification and is preparing for deployment of the standard in 2016.
Verizon's intention to deploy more small cells to expand wireless coverage for 4G LTE could be a gold-mine wireless backhaul opportunity for a host of regional telcos, such as Cincinnati Bell, FairPoint Communications and Lumos Networks.
The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers announced Thursday that his has expanded its engineering committee to 15 members. The org also announced the reaccreditation of its standards program by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Broadcom is using the occasion of the CableLabs Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla., to roll out a new 4K set-top chip for set-tops, new diagnostic analyzers for cable operators, and a 5G Wi-Fi combo chip.