INDA TEL, a cooperative middle mile provider, and unified communications (UC) operator ANPI have developed a strategic alliance to find ways to better extend next-gen services to rural areas that have been left largely underserved by larger service providers.
LAS VEGAS--Set-top box manufacturers have the ability to make multiple services available through a single consumer premises unit, but when it comes to the approaching 4K storm, they "ought to be worried," according to Benoit Fouchard, ATEME's chief strategy officer. Alternatives to STBs are being developed to meet the 4K demand, particularly by smart TV manufacturers, and a new 4K channel launching in Korea on Thursday bypasses the set-top box for a 4K-ready TV.
BTI Systems has begun its latest growth chapter by appointing Colin Doherty as its new president and CEO, taking over from Steve Waszak.
Amazon has become the latest player to enter the growing streaming video devices market with the debut of its $99 Amazon Fire TV set-top box, reports FierceOnlineVideo. According to Kindle VP Peter Larsen, the device is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV.
Juniper Networks is going to lay off 6 percent of its employee base as part of a broader restructuring effort in the wake of a call from its activist shareholder Elliot Management to cut costs.
Online retail giant Amazon announced its long-rumored streaming device this morning: Amazon Fire TV, a set-top box that Kindle VP Peter Larsen said is three times as powerful as competing devices from Chromecast, Roku or Apple TV. The device retails for $99 and will ship starting today.
In today's spotlight, Roger Entner takes a look at Sprint's aggressive tablet promotion, which boosted its subscriptions by 58,000 in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Online video management provider Ooyala formed a "strategic relationship" with Microsoft that combines its software as a service (SaaS) products with Microsoft's Azure Media Services. The two companies will also partner on global sales and marketing efforts.
Frontier Communications has made another step in developing a presence in the emerging smart home market segment with the debut of its new Wi-Fi-based video monitoring service.
Next week, I'll be covering the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas with my colleagues, FierceCable Editor Steve Donohue and Editor in Chief Sue Marek. NAB is of course one of the biggest trade shows of the year, but what's more telling is the amount of attention that will be paid to over-the-top services and technologies.