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Wireless IoT Forum calls on regulators to 'enable market' for Internet of Things

The Wireless IoT Forum, whose founding board members include Cisco, BT and Accenture, is calling on the FCC and European telecom regulator Ofcom to make sure issues like interference and spectrum fragmentation don't slow down the growth of low-power wide area (LPWA) networks for the Internet of Things.

AT&T launches virtualized packet core in Europe

In August, AT&T flipped the switch on a virtualized packet core in Europe. Analysts explained that the move was geared to aid the transmission of traffic for AT&T's international Internet of Things (IoT) and connected car services.

SDN, NFV take center stage at this year's SCTE show

Cable operators are turning to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization to virtualize more parts of their networks, a trend that will be on display during this year's SCTE event in New Orleans. I'll be hosting a FierceTelecom and FierceCable   breakfast panel during the event.

Cloud DVRs: Another check that pay TV seems unable to cash

The pay-TV industry continues to struggle to shed its legacy, outdated technologies and strategies while at the same time reacting to a wide range of competitive challenges like Google Fiber and Apple TV-- and nowhere is the industry's challenges more evident than in the race toward cloud DVRs. The problems dogging the rollout of cloud DVRs highlight the extensive challenges that are unique to the pay-TV industry.

Verizon to test 5G in 2016

Verizon is working with partners Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Cisco, Nokia, Qualcomm and Samsung to test 5G in the company's innovation centers in Waltham, Mass., and San Francisco. The technology field trials are expected to begin in 2016.  

Network security firewall sales reach $1B in Q2 2015, says research firm

The ongoing realignment of data center architecture, including the migration to higher speeds, is driving growing demand for providers to upgrade network security throughput and performance, says Dell'Oro Group.

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper service provider router sales benefit from 100GE migration

Router and switch vendors Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper are reaping the rewards of carriers' hesitation to deploy SDN and move to 100 Gigabit Ethernet.

Apple teams with Cisco to create 'fast lane' to optimize iOS business data traffic

Apple and Cisco Systems are collaborating to optimize Cisco's networking gear for iOS enterprise users, part of a larger push Apple is making to get its iPhones and iPads into more business customers' hands.

Comcast X1 at 3 years: Painfully slow rollout belies platform's potential to keep cable in the video business

Matthew Strauss describes the creation of company's X1 platform as a "big moment" for Comcast. He said the X1 takes "all the learnings we had from mobile and all the learnings we had from on-demand, and brings it back to the television."

Charter now rolling out Worldbox, MSO reportedly in talks with TiVo

In a new FCC filing, Charter Communications offered a glimpse into its deployment of its cloud-based Worldbox set-top box. The company said it "deployed its first new Worldboxes to paying customers using downloadable security in April, 2015, and continues to ramp up the deployment of the downloadable security system throughout Charter's systems. Enabling the Worldbox in any given footprint requires changes and additions to many pieces of the video delivery system, and those deployments are underway."