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Comparing operator network latency in the second quarter

In partnership with OpenSignal,  FierceWireless  is trying to shed some light on the latency issue, with a closer look at how operators stack up against each other. Special report

Study: NFV market will hit $11.6B in 2019

The global market for network functions virtualization (NFV) is expected to reach $11.6 billion in 2019, up from $2.3 billion in 2015, according to IHS.

Pay-TV earnings reports in Q2 2015

How did pay-TV distributors including cable MSOs, IPTV operators and satellite providers, as well as relevant programmers and technology companies perform in 2015's second quarter? In this earnings summary, we list results for the biggest cable industry players.

Cablevision's Kristin Dolan: 'I never faced any glass ceilings' for women in the cable biz

In a wide-ranging interview on, Cablevision COO Kristin Dolan said the cable industry doesn't have nearly the glass ceiling for female executives that businesses like publishing do.

Verizon granted patent for program guide that sorts shows based on reviews and ratings

Verizon has been granted a patent for a new program guide that lets users sort shows by such factors as reviews, as opposed to just time and channel.

Remember CDPD? WiMAX? Here's a look back at network technologies that came and went

As technologies evolve and new standards emerge, it's inevitable that the wireless industry will need to retire old technologies. FierceWireless compiled a list of some of the more notable network shutdowns. Special Report

Sling TV's March Madness trouble costs Dish $1M, research firm says

A new white paper from research firm nScreenMedia reported that Dish Network lost $1 million in revenue and support costs when its Sling TV crashed during Turner Networks' presentation of the March Madness Semifinal game featuring Wisconsin and Kentucky. Dish, which has reportedly acquired more than 250,000 users to the OTT service since launching it in early February, admittedly didn't anticipate the live-streaming load it encountered that April Saturday.

Strong Netflix subscriber performance has investors cooing, analysts pushing estimates upward

The continuing rise of SVOD giant Netflix has analysts cooing over its performance, with at least 7 revising their estimates for its annual performance upward in the past 30 days, an investment research firm noted, and terms like "blue sky" being bandied around in the wake of its strong second-quarter numbers.

Amazon Studios announces Spike Lee movie as its first theatrical release

Going ahead with its stated plans to offer original movies distributed first to theaters and then made available to its Prime subscribers in an early-release window, Amazon Studios announced that Spike Lee's next movie, with the working title of Chi-Raq, is its first Amazon Originals selection.

DirecTV and NFL hit with another class-action suit over 'Sunday Ticket'

DirecTV and the NFL have been hit with the second class-action antitrust lawsuit in less than a month over their NFL Sunday Ticket games package.