ZoneTV: OTT Content Integration is Key to Pay-TV Success

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In order to adapt to the changing pay-TV landscape, operators must embrace OTT content integration with the traditional channel line-up, says ZoneTV CEO Jeff Weber. Weber made his comments at Telecompetitor’s recent broadbandTV event. Weber, who has a long history in the video business, having run AT&T’s U-verse TV business unit at one time, stressed...Learn More

CAF II Winners Eyeing DSL Rings to Boost Copper Bandwidth

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Seven winners of Connect America Funding, including some of the largest U.S. carriers, are exploring DSL Rings technology developed by Genesis Technical Systems as a means of boosting the bandwidth of installed copper telephone wiring. Genesis has spearheaded the creation of an industry group, to be known as the Residential Access Carrier Consortium, in support...Learn More

Online Video Marketing Survey: Two-Thirds of Marketers Plan Campaigns

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Growing number of professional marketers and small business owners (SMBs) who see to their own marketing are turning to the latest online video production tools and social media to develop and run their own online marketing campaigns, according to an online video marketing survey from Animoto, developer of an online video application of the same...Learn More

Wearables Drive 7% Annual Embedded Software Forecast to 2023

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Growing demand for connected wearables will fuel growth in the broader global embedded software market, according to Global Market Insights. The Global Markets embedded software forecast calls for a 7 percent annual growth rate from year-end 2015 to 2023. At 68 percent, embedded software systems usage and demand is highest in the U.S. From a...Learn More

Rise of OTT Introduces Growing Number of OTT Video Platforms

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As OTT continues to soar, the number of OTT video platforms for operators does as well. Telecompetitor’s broadbandTV event brought together several OTT platform providers to discuss the varying ways of delivering video in an OTT world. Palm Beach Gardens, Florida based ONE CONNXT  has a long history in the IP video distribution business and...Learn More

OTT Video Ad Blocking Concerns Rise With TV Viewing of OTT Video

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Internet video viewing accounts for 20 percent of all content viewed on broadband-household TV sets – an average 3.8 hours per week, according to Parks Associates’ ¨Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement¨ market research report. As that number rises so do concerns on the part of advertisers, pay-TV and OTT service providers about consumers’ OTT...Learn More

Enterprise IoT Spending Forecast: $232 Billion in 2016

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Organizations across the U.S. are finding more ways and means to leverage IoT technologies for their benefit, according to an enterprise IoT spending forecast from IDC. In an update to its Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, the Framingham, Massachusetts-based market research provider forecasts enterprises to invest more than $232 billion in IoT hardware,...Learn More

With Wireless ISP Acquisition, Google Fiber Wireless Intentions Becoming More Clear

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There has been growing speculation regarding intentions for a Google Fiber wireless service to deliver gigabit via fixed wireless in recent weeks. Today’s acquisition of wireless ISP Webpass by Google Fiber offers some clarity to that speculation. Google Fiber is getting into the fixed wireless business, perhaps in a big way. Webpass is a San...Learn More

G.hn Aims to Provide Plug-and-Play Gigabit Home Networking

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One common challenge in today’s emerging gigabit broadband environment is extending that ultra-broadband experience throughout the home through gigabit home networking. After all, what good is ultra-broadband service if it only makes it to the side of the home? Enter G.hn, which aims to leverage existing home wiring, including in-home powerline wiring, to establish a...Learn More

OTT Video Demographics: Millennials Watch Less YouTube, More OTT Services

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Price is becoming less and content availability more of a factor in viewers’ decisions to cut the cord on their pay-TV services and switch to OTT alternatives, according to new market research about OTT video demographics from Limelight Networks. Seven in 10 consumers now subscribe to at least one OTT streaming video service, according to...Learn More

Verizon is PC Magazine’s Fastest Mobile Network

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Verizon Wireless operates the fastest mobile network in the nation, according to PC Magazine’s latest rankings. It was the third consecutive year Verizon Wireless won top honors. T-Mobile ran a close second. Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have effectively staked out lead positions in the premium and value-based segments of the U.S. smartphone market, PC Magazine...Learn More

Altice Cablevision Purchase Completed; Investment Plans Include New CPE, WiFi

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Cable industry consolidation continues with the Altice Cablevision purchase completed yesterday. The news comes just weeks after completion of a deal that made Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks part of Charter Communications. Altice is now the fourth largest U.S. cable operator, having previously acquired Suddenlink Communications. Investment Plans Post Altice Cablevision Purchase In...Learn More