Displaying the continued strength of the cable broadband market, global shipments of DOCSIS 3.0 channels remained at around 1.2 million for the third quarter, down only very slightly from their record high in Q2 and up 95 percent year over year.
PON-equipment vendors may have seen a good revenue uptick in the third quarter of 2014, but the overall global broadband-aggregation-equipment market declined to $2 billion, according to Infonetics.
They can accidentally move share prices by talking in their sleep. On their Learjets, pilots ask them if they can use their electronic devices. An investor event they threw in 1987 is still going. They are FierceWireless ' Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014, and you can read the complete list and associated profiles right here.
In a move that could signal major competition for cable companies, New York City has pledged to launch an ambitious public Wi-Fi project in 2015. Dubbed "LinkNYC," the service will provide free Internet service across the New York's five boroughs, as well as no-cost domestic calling and video chatting.
Just as it did several years ago when it rolled out to Kansas City residential customers, Google Fiber is enticing potential business customers by offering its fiber-to-the-premises services to select K.C. businesses. As FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley notes, however, this toe-dipping hardly guarantees a broad, aggressive rollout of the highly coveted Google Fiber service to the business market. Sean's complete report can be read here.
The city of Phoenix, Ariz., has announced the deployment of 500 Cox Communications Wi-Fi hotspots. Cox, which has already conducted a significant rollout of high-speed residential Internet service in the Valley of the Sun, plans to have 1,200 hotspots deployed in the Phoenix area by the end of 2014.
Continuing to build bells and whistles into its next-generation pay-TV platform, Comcast says X1 can now use IFTTT to do things like change the channel when a specified event pulls a trigger.
Comcast representatives have confirmed that a picture making the Internet rounds is indeed the Cisco Systems-made next-generation gateway for Comcast's X1 platform.
Deployment of carrier-grade Wi-Fi networks by cable companies will far surpass the rollout of small cells by telecommunications companies, according to U.K. analyst Joe Madden of Mobile Experts, who also says telcos missed a huge opportunity to capitalize on Wi-Fi
Comcast's X1 platform experienced its second major outage in less than a week Wednesday, with reports of pay-TV outages spread across the nation and concentrated in major cities including Chicago, Boston and Philadelphia.