News & Views
Content posted in February 2014
SeaChange Battles Against the Tide
News Analysis | 2/28/2014 | 6 comments
Waves of delayed orders and acceptances washed over video vendor's expected revenues for Q4, causing it to fall far short of its earlier financial guidance for quarter.
TiVo Racks Up More Big Gains
News Analysis | 2/27/2014 | 15 comments
The DVR pioneer sets another record by posting 313,000 new cable subscribers for the fourth quarter. Sales topped $100 million for the quarter and $400 million for the year for the first time.
Dell Has Big NFV Plans
News Analysis | 2/27/2014 | 8 comments
Computer and software maker planning a corporate-wide effort to engage in what it sees as a major transformation for telecom.
The New Resonant Relationship Between NEPs & Their Customers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/27/2014 | 2 comments
Operators and network equipment providers are facing uncertainty together, pooling their understanding of what the future might look like. For network equipment providers, this uncertain future has meant becoming even more responsive to the needs of their operator customers, and responding to the network functions virtualization (NFV) challenge.
Cablevision Bounces Back
News Analysis | 2/26/2014 | 13 comments
After suffering across-the-board customer losses in the third quarter, Cablevision posts broadband subscriber gains and lower-than-expected video subscriber losses for the fourth.
NFV Group Preps Its Afterlife
News Analysis | 2/26/2014 | 7 comments
The ETSI industry specification group for NFV gave itself two years to achieve its goals but now it's looking at how it can extend its life beyond 2014.
Comcast-Netflix: It's Really All About TWC
Breznick Unbound | 2/26/2014 | 9 comments
Two Wall Street analysts contend that Comcast struck a sweetheart peering deal with Netflix now to clear the way for regulatory approval of its proposed $45.2 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable.
Korean Telecom Launches Cloud DVR
News Analysis | 2/26/2014 | 1 comment
Alticast's Media Cloud Platform is powering the cloud DVR service for the telco's satellite TV service, covering a footprint of more than 4 million subscribers in South Korea.
TiVo Embraces Low-End DTAs
News Analysis | 2/25/2014 | 7 comments
TiVo, which has focused on high-end digital set-tops up till now, reaches down to put its user interface on low-end digital transport adapters.
Libon Liberates Orange From RCS
Que Sera Sarah | 2/25/2014 | 3 comments
Orange is smart not to place all its bets on RCS, but build a service that will work for all users, regardless of the network or OTT app being used.
MWC14: Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg
LRTV Interviews | 2/25/2014 | 5 comments
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks about indoor coverage, the telco cloud, the Ciena relationship, and the World Cup in an interview at Mobile World Congress 2014.
WiFi: Small Cells' Trojan Horse?
News Analysis | 2/25/2014 | 8 comments
Ruckus Wireless CEO says equipping cities with WiFi is one of the quickest ways to get rights to deploy small cells on their infrastructure.
Rovi Snaps Up Veveo
News Analysis | 2/24/2014 | 5 comments
Rovi plunks down up to $70 million for the voice-based TV search and recommendation specialist.
AT&T's Cloud Future Takes Shape
News Analysis | 2/24/2014 | 5 comments
Operator has tapped Ericsson, Tail-f, and Metaswitch for development, startup Affirmed Networks for a vEPC with more vendors to come in 2014.
MWC14: The Arrival
Slide Shows | 2/24/2014 | 20 comments
Light Reading is at Mobile World Congress! Check out some of the shots from the totally unofficial opening Sunday.
Light Reading founder Steve Saunders recently visited the University of North Carolina Charlotte (UNCC) where Cisco's Tetration application is providing data center analytics, simplifying SDN, helping with cloud migration and overseeing white-list security policy.
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