Cisco has acquired the remaining stake of Insieme, a so-called spin-in company they created last year for an estimated $683 million as a way to establish a foothold in the emerging software defined networking segment.
CableLabs recently made a big move forward with the release of its DOCSIS 3.1 PHY (physical layer) specifications last week during the SCTE Cable-Tec Expo.
Wasn't 2013 supposed to be the year a major over-the-top pay-TV service launched? Now, with few weeks remaining in the year, and fewer still before the holiday shopping season starts in earnest, the chance that one will materialize is slim at best. Maybe next year.
Cable operators are "coming out of the woodwork" to ask Roku for help figuring out how to incorporate online video apps into their own traditional service offerings, Steve Shannon, general manager of content and services for Roku, said at BroadbandTVCon in Hollywood Tuesday.
How are pay-TV distributors thinking about online video? Investors got an idea this week as executives at two of the largest distributors fielded questions from stock analysts about their approaches.
When it comes to packet optical transport systems, a new Infonetics report says that service providers favor four vendors: Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Huawei.
Ixia is continuing with its acquisition spree with a $190 million cash deal to acquire application and visibility solution vendor Net Optics.
Intel has struggled to get its planned over-the-top pay-TV service off the ground. Now, courtesy of AllThingsD, it appears Verizon and Intel are in talks that could lead to the telecom giant taking over the Intel unit responsible for the plans entirely.
Recent reports suggest cable operators are considering building their own version of Aereo--or potentially partnering with Aereo itself. The thinking, expressed by cable industry veteran and investor Leo Hindery, goes something like this: If Aereo can carry local TV stations without paying for the privilege, can't cable operators do it too?
Calix reported that Q3 2013 revenue rose 27 percent to $103.6 million, up from $81.3 million in Q3 2012 due to an uptick in its Unified Access portfolio products to both domestic and international service provider customers.