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Seen & Heard: Rovi Snags TiVo for $1.1B
Mike Robuck  
4/29/2016   11 comments
Rovi and TiVo join forces via a $1.1 billion deal with the combined company operating under the TiVo brand.
TT Caption Contest: Revised to Include Voting!
Mike Robuck  
4/29/2016   109 comments
The top three comments in the Telco Transformation caption contest will win Amazon Gift Cards.
Seen & Heard: Virgin Media Targets FTTP to 1M Homes & Businesses
Mike Robuck  
4/28/2016   15 comments
Virgin Media says its Project Lightning network expansion will bring fiber to 1 million businesses and homes.
Comcast Bolsters Its Content Story With $3.8B DreamWorks Deal
Mike Robuck  
4/28/2016   35 comments
Comcast is adding DreamWorks Animation to its NBCUniversal division.
Comcast Cable's Smit Hasn't Seen OTT Model 'That Really Hunts'
Mike Robuck  
4/27/2016   37 comments
Comcast Cable president and CEO Neil Smit said his company could do a nationwide OTT service if it wanted, but so far there's no reason.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Unveils Video-as-a-Service Platform
Mike Robuck  
4/27/2016   8 comments
The end-to-end platform is designed to help carriers quickly launch video services while providing a better user experience.
TT Radio Show: Cox's Finkelstein Dials In on DOCSIS 3.1, SDN & NFV
Mike Robuck  
4/26/2016   12 comments
Cox network expert Jeff Finkelstein will speak about several key initiatives in the cable operator industry during Thursday's radio show.
TT Launches Video Industry Advisory Board
Iain Morris  
4/26/2016   31 comments
A new initiative from Telco Transformation could have a big impact on the fast-changing TV business.
Seen & Heard: Huawei Teams Up With Vodafone on IoT lab
Mike Robuck  
4/26/2016   21 comments
Huawei and Vodafone's new IoT lab will kick the tires on new applications and services.
Viacom Courting UK Pay-TV Partners
Iain Morris  
4/26/2016   12 comments
Media giant is in talks with UK pay-TV players about distribution deals for its new range of video apps.
Cultural Shift Key to Service Providers' Digital Transformation
Mike Robuck  
4/25/2016   25 comments
During last week's NFV World Congress, Comcast's Nandiraju spoke about how service providers need to evolve their cultures to enable their digital transformations.
Orange Becomes a Bank With Groupama Deal
Iain Morris  
4/22/2016   18 comments
Orange seals major deal that will allow it to enter the banking sector in France early next year.
AT&T Seeks to Lead with ECOMP
The Digerati  
4/21/2016   5 comments
AT&T recently launched ECOMP to speed up the launch of new services.
Verizon's Hakl: Gray Boxes Aren't Helping
Mike Robuck  
4/21/2016   12 comments
During his keynote address at NFV World Congress, Verizon's Shawn Hakl talks about lessons learned.
TT Poll: Billing Systems Are (Mostly) Up for the Digital Transformation
Mike Robuck  
4/19/2016   21 comments
Voters in last week's Telco Transformation poll said by an overwhelming margin that while a refresh is needed in order for billing systems to keep pace with digital services most of what's needed already exists.
Amazon Draws a Bead on Netflix With Standalone Tier
Mike Robuck  
4/18/2016   75 comments
Amazon announced on Sunday that it's serving up its streaming service as a standalone option.
The OTT Maelstrom
Mike Robuck  
4/15/2016   16 comments
Among other research, Parks Associates says that 20% of broadband households in the US cancelled at least one OTT service over the past 12 months.
TT Radio Show: AT&T's Fuetsch on Building Open ROADMs
Mike Robuck  
4/14/2016   11 comments
AT&T is pushing for open and software-controlled ROADMs to keep pace with surging optical network traffic.
Digital Transformation & Business Assurance: What They Mean for Service Providers
Michael E. Serrano  
4/13/2016   12 comments
Business service assurance is key to service providers' digital transformations.
Sling TV Launches Multi-Stream Service
Mike Robuck  
4/13/2016   27 comments
Sling TV offers up a wide-range of sports, entertainment and local programming on its new multi-stream service.
Facebook Adds Chatbots to Messenger
Mike Robuck  
4/12/2016   27 comments
Facebook unveiled its 'bots for messenger' service at its annual F8 developer conference in San Francisco.
Netflix Tops HBO for Best Original Content
Mike Robuck  
4/12/2016   45 comments
For the first time in the survey's six-year history, Netflix takes the crown for best original programming, according to Morgan Stanley.
Huawei: Carrier & Enterprise Revenues Could Top $80B by 2020
Mike Robuck  
4/11/2016   10 comments
Huawei makes bullish predictions for the future at its Global Analyst Summit.
Security Top-Ranked Service in TT Poll
Mike Robuck  
4/11/2016   12 comments
Security is the number one game-changing service CSPs can offer their enterprise customers.
Virtual Reality Distortion
Mitch Wagner  
4/8/2016   15 comments
Despite major investments by Facebook and other vendors, screens you strap to your face are destined to be niche products.
Fast Failure Detection & Notification Critical for NFV
Carlos Goncalves  
4/8/2016   17 comments
In 5G networks, the ability to provide fast detection and notification of physical and virtual resource failures to upper management layers is critical.
Huawei Rules the CSP Roost
Mike Robuck  
4/7/2016   4 comments
Huawei is the single biggest vendor for technology and services that are sold to global communications service providers.
TT Poll: Virtual Reality a Work in Progress
Mike Robuck  
4/6/2016   16 comments
Virtual reality needs more bandwidth and better performance metrics, according to a TT poll.
Verizon Buys a Stake in AwesomenessTV
Mike Robuck  
4/6/2016   15 comments
The deal includes a new mobile video service that will be funded by Verizon.
The IoT Radio Cage Match
The Digerati  
4/5/2016   14 comments
The Internet of Things is chock full of diversity, including various options for connectivity.
Verizon Report: IoT Is Mainstream
Mike Robuck  
4/5/2016   20 comments
The promise of the Internet of Things has arrived, according to a report that was commissioned by Verizon.
TT Taps Caption Contest Winner
Mike Robuck  
4/4/2016   6 comments
There were numerous strong entries in Telco Transformation's photo caption contest, but the winner turned it up to 11.
How Telcos Are Doing Things Differently, Slowly but Surely
Ray Le Maistre  
4/4/2016   8 comments
Progressive communications service providers such as Orange and Telefónica are reorganizing their R&D processes and practices as part of their revamped approach to next-gen technology deployment.
Broadcast Rivalry Spurs Rise of CDNs
Andrew Crouch  
4/4/2016   7 comments
Surging demand for online video content and changing viewing habits are forcing service providers to invest in CDNs.
CenturyLink's Freund on Data Center Trends
The Digerati  
4/1/2016   24 comments
CenturyLink's Chip Freund talks about what's driving data center growth and the impact of virtualization.

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