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Dark fiber is back in vogue, especially for wireless backhaul

Dark fiber has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline telecom industry, and is primarily targeted at wireless backhaul, enterprise customers and traditional carriers. For wireless carriers, dark fiber lets them maintain complete control over their service experience, meaning if they want to increase capacity, they can do it on their own timeline. Special report

Dish's new deal with CBS prohibits use of AutoHop DVR feature

After fighting hard in federal court to keep "AutoHop" legal, Dish Network has effectively used the commercial-skipping DVR feature as a key bargaining chip in retrans talks with the networks that sued it.

AT&T invites Brocade, Ciena and Cisco to its Domain 2.0 party

AT&T has named Brocade Communications Systems, Ciena and Cisco as the latest members to join its growing Domain 2.0 supplier program that's charged with driving the telco toward more of a cloud and software-driven network architecture.

HBO tech chief Berkes quits as network turns to MLB to launch new streaming service

HBO will outsource the technological backbone of its new streaming service to a white label solution provided by Major League Baseball Advanced Media and launch the new product in April, coinciding with the season premiere of Game of Thrones.

Don't fear the reaper: Netflix, HBO competition may also be broadcasters' salvation

With traditionally linear TV companies now at the point where they must invest significantly more in IP video delivery, and no clear monetization strategy yet gelling, investors want to know if TV is still a good bet. It is--if broadcasters and networks can wrap their heads around OTT delivery.

T-Mobile's Carter: We'll continue going after 700 MHz spectrum, and will be 'aggressive' in 2015 deployments

T-Mobile US will continue to hunt for 700 MHz A Block spectrum but already has spectrum in that band covering 185 million POPs in 24 of the top 30 U.S. markets, according to CFO Braxton Carter.

T-Mobile launches unlimited family plan starting at $100/month, undercuts rivals

T-Mobile US launched a new family plan for its Simple Choice customers that offers unlimited voice, texting and LTE data for two lines for $100 per month, undercutting offers from Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and even Sprint.

TDS serves up more 1 Gig in Georgia, Tennessee communities

TDS Telecom is serving up a new plate of 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in Farragut and Halls, Tenn., and St. Marys, Ga., three of the  latest communities to get the service this year.

HBO dumps its OTT engine for MLB Advanced Media platform as April 2015 launch date looms

Developing a new over-the-top, a la carte service is bound to create drama for HBO at some level. Some of that was revealed today as reports surfaced that the premium network will outsource its streaming to MLB Advanced Media--and news broke that HBO's chief technology officer, Otto Berkes, has resigned.

Altice agrees to buy Oi's Portuguese assets for €7.4B

Altice signed a definitive agreement with Brazil-based Oi to buy the Portuguese assets of Portugal Telecom (PT Portugal) for €7.4 billion ($9.1 billion) on a cash and debt-free basis.