Posts by Carl Weinschenk

Carl Weinschenk is a long time writer and editor, covering technology. His writing has appeared at IT Business Edge, Broadband Technology Report, tele.com, InternetWeek and many other sites and publications.



AT&T 5G Evolution Coming to Minneapolis

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AT&T said it will expand its AT&T 5G Evolution rollout to parts of Minneapolis during the next few months. The technology already is in use in parts of Austin and Indianapolis. The company plans to roll out 5G Evolution in a total of 20 markets by the end of the year, according to a press...Learn More

Verizon AT&T Cell Tower Deal To Include Hundreds of Sites

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A Verizon AT&T cell tower deal calls for tower company Tillman Infrastructure to build towers for the carriers. The two carriers are not known for making joint deals. They did so in this case, however. Tillman will build hundreds and perhaps “significantly” more towers that the carriers will co-lease and co-anchor, according to a press...Learn More

Parks Finds Subscription OTT Market Share Shifts

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There is a new member to the upper echelon of subscription OTT services in the U.S. market, according to new subscription OTT market share research from Parks Associates. The firm found that Netflix, Amazon Video (aka Amazon Prime) and Hulu remain the top three. But HBO Now has made a move and now is in...Learn More

WOW Gigabit Footprint: 95% of Service Area by Early 2018

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By the end of first quarter 2018, the WOW gigabit footprint will span 95% of the company’s service area, the cable MSO announced yesterday. The company now offers speed that fast in selected markets. “Our customers want the fastest Internet speeds available so they can stream, chat, game, browse and enjoy internet-connected devices without interruption,”...Learn More

C Spire Gigabit is Focus of Tech Movement Initiative

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C Spire gigabit services are a focal point of their Tech Movement initiative, which will get its start in Tupelo, Miss. C Spire kicked off the initiative this week with meetings between Tupelo, Miss. business owners, Mayor Jason Shelton and C Spire executives. Tupelo is one of at least 24 cities targeted for these advanced...Learn More

Smart Clothing Forecast: Segment will Expand Beyond Sports and Active Lifestyle

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The smart clothing market will grow from annual shipments of less than 5 million units to more than 31 million units between this year and 2022, according to a smart  clothing forecast from ABI Research. The firm says that is a CAGR of 45%. Clearly, the public sees the benefit from smart clothes, which use...Learn More

Report: Sense of Security is Key Driver for DIY Smart Home

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The security market is expanding due to do-it-yourself (DIY) products and innovative service offerings, according to a new DIY smart home survey from Parks Associates. The firm said that the DIY approach–which features on-demand, no-contract monitoring options—will expand the market, especially among younger consumers. Nest, Ring, Samsung and ADT are mentioned in the press release...Learn More

Altice USA Home Networking Portfolio Now Includes Nest Product Line

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Cable MSO Altice USA will begin marketing Nest connected home products and services across its footprint, which consists of Optimum and Suddenlink operations. The products include Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, Nest Protect smoke and CO alarm and Nest Cams. The Altice USA home networking portfolio will also include Altice Aware, a subscription service...Learn More

CableLabs Publishes Full-Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 Spec, Opening Door for Cable to Better Compete with Fiber

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CableLabs has completed an addition to version 3.1 of the Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS 3.1) designed to improve upload performance. The new capabilities will be known as full-duplex DOCSIS 3.1 and will enable symmetrical broadband services. The addition to DOCSIS 3.1, Annex F per PHYv3.1-N-17.1771-6, enables full-duplex operation. This allows data to...Learn More

Parks: Number of OTT Video Services Grows to at Least 200

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OTT video services are growing significantly in sophistication and market penetration, according to Parks Associates, which found that the number of OTT video services in the U.S. is 200 or greater. The firm found that 53% of broadband households subscribe to pay-TV and at least one OTT service. Number of OTT Video Services “OTT Video...Learn More

Windstream DDoS Mitigation Service Added to a Growing Business Services Portfolio

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A new Windstream DDoS mitigation service is designed to protect customers from distributed denial of service attacks. The threat, in which servers are bombarded with so many commands from so many sources that they buckle, is not receding. “Windstream’s DDoS Mitigation Service protects customers from a rising trend of crippling DDoS attacks that have become...Learn More

Survey: Rise of IoT Leads to Strong Interest for In-Person Connected Device Installation Support

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Self-configuration doesn’t mean the end of consumers’ need for professional help in installing devices and linking them. Indeed, it signals the beginning of a deeper relationship between people who want to automate their homes and companies that know how to do it. That’s the take away from a survey about interest in support for connected...Learn More

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