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Alcatel-Lucent wins Orange Romania 4G network upgrade contract

Alcatel-Lucent said Orange Romania will be able to provide enhanced 4G services to its subscribers, after the infrastructure provider won a contract to upgrade the operator's long-haul microwave backhaul transport network.

Norway kicks off 1800 MHz spectrum auction

Norway started an auction of 1800 MHz frequencies on Wednesday, resuming a process that was postponed because of TeliaSonera's bid to acquire Tele2 Norway.

Motor Trend goes SVOD with Kaltura and 3 Screen Solutions

Motor Trend, a brand targeted at auto enthusiasts, stands as the latest effort to jump into the SVOD world with its new OnDemand service. Vendors Kaltura and 3 Screen Solutions are powering the offering, created by Motor Trend owner TEN: The Enthusiast Network.

Disney launches £9.99/month DisneyLife SVOD service in the UK, but Marvel and Star Wars are MIA

The Walt Disney Company this week introduced a new SVOD service in the UK called DisneyLife, which offers monthly subscribers a collection of Disney-owned movies, books, music and TV shows. A family account that supports up to six different users costs £9.99 per month, and the service will initially be available in the UK.

TiVo adds an all-time-best 418K MSO subs in Q3

TiVo said it added 418,000 subscriptions through cable operators in the third quarter, its best third-quarter performance in that area ever.

Rice University to study massive MU-MIMO thanks to $2.4M grant

Researchers at Houston's Rice University won $2.4 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to conduct research into the use of massive multi-user, multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) for upcoming 5G standards.

Netflix watched by more than half of Americans, but HBO offers most popular content

A recent survey found that more than half of Americans use Netflix to stream content, though the streaming video on demand (SVOD) provider trails HBO in terms of original content demand, according to another study.

CenturyLink's Seattle outage enters third day

CenturyLink's Seattle customers are now in their third day without internet and TV service. CenturyLink competes with Comcast and Wave Broadband in Seattle.

Verizon transfers group of Falls Church, Va. copper customers to fiber

Verizon has transitioned customers in its Falls Church, Va., market from copper to fiber, marking another step forward in its goal to retire more of its aging wireline facilities.

Broadband Forum readies release of management model

With service provider interest in Fiber to the Distribution Point (FTTdp) architectures growing, the Broadband Forum has responded with a new management construct that leverages the YANG management model.