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Prefabricated systems and the evolution of the network edge

June 12, 2015 4:13 pm | by Steve McKinney, vice president and general manager of integrated modular solutions and outside plant, Emerson Network Power | Articles | Comments

IT and telecom networks are evolving as they begin to overlap. Changes these networks are experiencing are driven by the need to accommodate a landscape that features voice and data convergence . . .

Just in time transcoding is coming

June 12, 2015 3:55 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Articles | Comments

TV Everywhere providers seek to minimize costs through transcoding and repackaging. Network operators and their partners use these tools to balance the costs of content storage and transport . . . 


The case for strategic assurance for cable

June 12, 2015 3:42 pm | by Anand Gonuguntla, co-founder and CEO of Centina Systems | Articles | Comments

MSOs are restructuring their traditional business models amidst the immense growth of multi-play services. Operators look to restructure business models through innovation, reconstructing IT investments . . .


Alcatel-Lucent, Sequans partner on IoT tool kit for developers

June 12, 2015 11:32 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent and Sequans Communications have developed a 4G tool kit for the IoT following a year of testing supervised by Bell Labs. A series of 200 kits will be available to developers to test . . .


NCTA to FCC: LTE-U will gravely harm Wi-Fi

June 12, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Widespread deployment of LTE-U or LAA would therefore harm American consumers, schools, and innovators."                         

Briefs: ViaSat, Verimatrix, Montage Technology, Cisco

June 12, 2015 9:55 am | by CED staff | News | Comments

Satellite broadband and communications company, ViaSat, has acquired a privately held company that provides network virtualization. ViaSat will utilize Engreens virtualization product to manage . . . 


Dish Network in talks with banks about funding T-Mobile bid

June 12, 2015 9:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Dish is talking to banks about funding a bid for the Un-Carrier that would include as much as $15 billion in cash.                  


Appeals Court denies stay of Title II measure

June 11, 2015 4:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler called the decision a "huge victory for Internet consumers and innovators."                          


Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox

June 11, 2015 4:25 pm | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer; Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Rupert Murdoch is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. to his son, James, while his other son, Lachlan, will...

Vodafone to offer broadband and fixed phone services

June 11, 2015 4:12 pm | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

European mobile operator Vodafone will offer broadband and fixed phone services later this summer. Earlier this week Vodafone confirmed it is in talks with Liberty Global over exchanging assets . . .


New appropriations bill could block net neutrality

June 11, 2015 11:31 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

A House appropriations bill was introduced Wednesday that could prevent net neutrality rules from taking effect on Friday. The bill would prevent the FCC from using government funds to implement the . . .


Report: Alcatel-Lucent CEO heading to Altice

June 11, 2015 11:13 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

As part of the all-share deal, which values ALU at $17.5 billion, Combes said he would be stepping down before the companies combine.

Netflix's stock soars as shareholders clear way for split

June 11, 2015 10:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Shareholders set the stage for Netflix to split its stock by approving a proposal that will allow the board to...                  

Otter Media CEO Vahidi resigns

June 11, 2015 10:25 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

As AT&T deals with executive team shakeups at Otter Media, the company is nearing final approval for its...                         

Briefs: Comcast, Wave, Windstream, Sckipio

June 11, 2015 9:40 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

Comcast announced Daniel C. Murdock has been appointed as vice president, corporate controller. Murdock will serve as senior leader within Comcast's finance department and oversee accounting policies . . .



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