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Mobile Video Drives Backhaul Bonanza, Part 1
- Published on 28 June 2013
What's good for mobile backhaul is good for the networking industry, as video viewing on a growing sea of devices, faster networks and heavier usage are driving service providers to spend more on the connections between their cell towers and landline networks.
Mobile Video Drives Backhaul Bonanza, Part 2
- Published on 27 June 2013
With cuts, curtailments and pressure to limit capital spending in a tough economy, operators do have more and differing options for handling mobile backhaul. They can lease facilities from backhaul specialists, buy capacity from wholesale carriers such as XO Communications, Level 3, Zayo and CenturyLink, or they can go cap-ex and lay their own fiber between towers and their backbone landline networks.
Weber's World: AT&T U-verse Launch & Landmarks
- Published on 20 June 2013
Word is that the face of and force behind AT&T U-verse, Jeff Weber (News - Alert), has been replaced by a new exec as president of content and advertising. This, coupled with the fact that Weber has assumed "a special project role" with the company gives us an opportunity to reflect on Weber's survive-and-thrive accomplishments during his tenure.
Attack of the Home Management Services
- Published on 12 June 2013
While hardly the onset of the living dead/zombie apocalypse, the rush to attract, inform and sell home management services to consumers is reaching epic proportion, with new service introductions and the re-awakening of non-cable company firms that once focused solely on remote home security.
Netflix Original or Amazon-Viacom: Diverse Strategies
- Published on 06 June 2013
While Amazon's huge-ticket licensing deal with media giant Viacom this week provides its streaming service children's and comedy programming channels that Netflix subscribers no longer have access to, this move lends clarity to the strategy of the two competitors.
Video Advances: Akamai Delivers for Service Providers
- Published on 30 May 2013
Though the companies that created the Content Delivery Network (CDN) industry over a decade ago have evolved well beyond that core functionality, there are still plenty of service providers seeking CDN capabilities, as evidenced by the first fruits of Akamai's purchase of Verivue (News - Alert) late last year.