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Cable Next-Gen: The Recap

Light Reading's Glimmer Twins of cable, Alan Breznick and Jeff Baumgartner, look back on this week's virtualized edition of the Cable Next-Gen Technologies and Strategies event.

Liberty Global gets down to business with Switzerland's Sunrise

Publishes offer prospectus. US cable giant, if all goes to plan, will fully own Switzerland's Sunrise by October.

US cable could mount a comeback in biz services – analysts

The commercial wireline units of big telcos have fared well during the pandemic, but cable ops are poised to benefit as SMBs evaluate their needs, which could stimulate switching providers and the adoption of new services.

Podcast: What's the story with Peacock?

On this episode of 'What's the Story?' – a new series from the Light Reading Podcast – Jeff Baumgartner talks with pod host Nicole Ferraro about NBC Universal's new streaming service, Peacock: the latest news, why it matters and what's likely to happen next.

Altice USA to sell a big piece of Lightpath

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners has agreed to acquire 49.99% of the fiber-fueled Lightpath business services unit in a deal carrying an implied enterprise value of $3.2 billion.

Cogeco tests one-box small cells for mobile over cable

Big Canadian cableco teams with Lindsay Broadband and Accelleran in Quebec field trials as it weighs entering wireless market.

Podcast: US Ignite's Mari Silbey on hybrid networks and new broadband business models

US Ignite's Mari Silbey joins Light Reading's Kelsey Ziser and Phil Harvey for a discussion about what changes are ahead in how cities and companies can provide broadband to residents in underserved areas.

Light Reading virtualizing Cable Next-Gen event

Instead of staging our usual in-person conference in Denver, we will now conduct a free, digital event over two full days in late August.

Comcast sees more runway for broadband growth as pay-TV losses mount

Comcast expects to see steeper video losses continue in Q2 alongside an opportunity to grow its broadband base and a core 'connectivity' business that also features Xfinity Flex and Xfinity Mobile, CFO says.

Comcast Business tailors new offering for home workers

In response to the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the introduction of a new 'At Home' product that provides a dedicated, commercial-grade service paired with a simplified, company-paid billing structure.

Tele Columbus navigates through COVID-19

German cable operator boasts 'solid' Q1. Confirms full-year guidance.

Cable and edge computing: The rest of the story

In this followup blog, Broadband Success Partners' David Strauss reveals more about cable operators' plans to leverage edge compute technology.

Liberty Latin America preps for COVID-19 storm

Although it hasn't seen a big revenue hit yet, the big Latin American MSO is preparing for the worst by cutting capex and opex and withdrawing its financial guidance for the year.

AT&T, Hughes and Verizon top SD-WAN leaderboard

The seven service providers on the leaderboard – AT&T, Hughes, Verizon, CenturyLink, Windstream, Aryaka and Comcast – each have 2% or more of installed and billable carrier-managed SD-WAN customer sites in the US as of year-end 2019.

Comcast's cable biz a 'backstop' against worsening outlook at NBCU and Sky – analyst

However, Comcast's cable-fed video, broadband and commercial services units won't be completely inoculated from the detrimental business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

BlueJeans is an awkward fit for Verizon

Together, the videoconferencing company and the telecom operator look as incongruous as Mark Zuckerberg and a suit.

Telecommuting surge will raise new technical challenges

Recent moves by many companies to encourage, and in some cases mandate, remote working could create big headaches for corporate IT managers

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.

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