BOSTON-- Comcast announced today with Ericsson that it will deploy cargo vans outfitted with Wi-Fi access points in order to provide Xfinity-branded Wi-Fi services at community activities, sporting events and emergency response initiatives.
8X8 is holding its status as the unified communications as a service (UCaaS) market through its dominant position with small businesses and a growing presence in medium and large businesses. "8x8 maintains its leadership due to its large installed base of UCaaS seats, financial position and continued execution on its market strategy," said Diane Myers, senior research director for VoIP, UC and IMS at IHS Technology.
Sprint is looking to bolster its Ethernet strategy by offering customers the option to access two new options-- Ethernet over Copper (EoC) and Ethernet over DOCSIS (EoDOCSIS)-- via its growing array of access network partners this summer.
A panel of leading telecoms executives agreed that communications service providers will all be digital one day, but the routes they take and the types of service providers they become may not necessarily be the same.
Comcast this week met with the FCC to spell out its various objections to the agency's proposed new set-top rules. The MSO told FCC officials that it's not "feasible" for Comcast's network code to run on third-party devices without its applications.
Now that the first-quarter 2016 earnings season is done, it's time to reflect on what is likely the last quarter before Charter acquires Time Warner Cable and Altice NV acquires Cablevision. FierceCable has assembled a complete look at the first-quarter earnings season, ranking the top cable, satellite and telco pay-TV operators and offering a look at their performance in a number of key metrics, including subscriber growth and average revenues per user (ARPU).
Could content delivery networks run by rivals like Amazon Web Services threaten Akamai? One analyst thinks so, noting that Comcast, which moved into the CDN market segment in 2014, plans to triple its CDN capacity next year.
Comcast has paid $490 million to the 94-year-old widow of late company founder Ralph Roberts to cover perks that were awarded back more than two decades ago.
For now, Comcast can breathe a sigh of relief as a court has dismissed Byron Allen's $20 billion discrimination suit against the MSO. But Allen and the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) have one more shot at making the litigation stick.
Comcast is downsizing its installation staff and using more outside contractors, according to a Slate article, which seems to be based on anecdotal claims.