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COVID-19 to inflict pain on US commercial wireline sector – analyst

The wireline commercial units of AT&T, Verizon and CenturyLink will be impacted by COVID-19, but the effects also will be felt by US cable and its disproportionate exposure to the SMB market, industry analyst Craig Moffett warns.

Comcast, Telia among MEF's SD-WAN certified service providers

Comcast Business, PCCW Global, Spectrum Enterprise and Telia Company are the first service providers to achieve MEF 3.0 SD-WAN service certification.

Cable's next big network move: Expanding the upstream

Cable ops are preparing to expand their feeble upstream capabilities with techniques and upgrades that will strengthen what's been a long-standing weakest link of the HFC network.

Altitude TV dangles carrots to lure fans to DirecTV

Regional sports net is offering gift cards and regular season game tickets as its contract dispute with Comcast and Dish drags on.

Sprint lawsuit claims top Charter execs stole trade secrets

Sprint claims that two former employees — Paul Woelk and Craig Cowden — stole its VoIP technology and gave the tech to what is now Charter Communications.

Caption Contest: The Comcast Pointer

A Monday mystery emerges from the Comcast media kit.

Charter Goes Out-of-Footprint With New Internet Service for Large Businesses

Spectrum Total Connect focused on large, national business customers that require connectivity inside and out of Charter's 41-state footprint.

Enghouse Networks Scoops Up Dialogic

Dialogic’s software business expands Enghouse’s already sprawling product portfolio, beefing up its position in the enterprise video and unified communications market.

What's Bright, Shiny & Not GEM?

Cable operators are expanding their business services reach well beyond the traditional government, education and medical sectors to take in verticals like hospitality, agribusiness and even e-gaming.

Cable's Greatest Hits of 2019

Here's a curated recap of some of the top tech news and trends for cable, including the '10G' initiative, MSO mobile moves and the industry's troubled and complicated relationship with pay-TV.

Exploring Cable's 5G & CBRS Prospects

Light Reading Mobile Editor Dan Jones shares nuggets about 5G and CBRS from our Cable Next-Gen Business Strategies event in New York.

How an FTTP Startup Makes SMB Gains in NY

Stealth Communications President and CEO Shrihari Pandit explains how the small FTTP player is wiring commercial districts outside the downtown and midtown Manhattan core for gigabit service.

How Cable Will Broaden Its Horizons for Biz Services

David Strauss of Broadband Success Partners dives into new research that explores which new verticals, such as e-gaming and hospitality, will keep cable's business services engine humming in the years to come.

Rockbot CEO Aims to Shake Up B2B TV

Google-backed startup boots up OTT-delivered video service for restaurants, retail shops and other businesses that can complement (or possibly replace) TV services from cable and satellite TV providers.

Making Virtual Business Services Real

Charter Spectrum Enterprise's Satya Parimi discusses the cableco's rollout of SD-WAN and virtualized security services, the lessons learned and the challenges still ahead.

Comcast's X1 Platform Means Business

Comcast Business's Christian Nascimento details how this fast-growing unit of the company has adapted Comcast's cloud-based video platform to service the commercial market, including restaurants, hotels and other hospitality venues.

Cable Sizes Up New Business Verticals & Vectors

Light Reading's Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner look at the future and past of cable business services.

Access to Spectrum to Determine Starry's Network Deployment Speed

Starry, which provides fixed wireless broadband over millimeter wave spectrum, is exploring services for business customers to complement its core residential offerings.

Comcast Business Testing 'GameOn' App in Philly

Developed by a startup linked to the Comcast/NBCU Lift Labs incubator, an app running on a verrsion of X1 tailored for bars and restaurants enables patrons to play an interactive game based on making sports predictions.

SMBs still stoking business services growth for US cable

But cable ops are making progress with bigger, enterprise-sized deals and pursuing new types of commercial-class services to open up fresh revenue streams and inflict more pain on the telcos.

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