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Verizon wraps NFV OpenStack cloud deployment in 5 U.S. data centers

Verizon has taken the next step forward in transitioning to NFV by completing an OpenStack cloud deployment across five of its data centers in the United States.

Thomas Might on Cable One's transformation and how much time it has left in the video business

Thomas Might calls it "The Road Show" — a PowerPoint-driven look at Cable One's four-year transformation from a company struggling with declining video service margins into a leaner, more efficient operation focused on more profitable connectivity services. Last year, around 46 percent of the MSO's $807.3 million in revenue came from broadband services, up from just 30 percent in 2010. And while operating cash flow margins for video services are at negative 25 percent, margins for high-speed Internet service are in the 50 percent range.

uSwitch reminds UK mobile users that EU roaming is not yet free

Mobile roaming fees across the European Union (EU) will be much cheaper from Apr. 30 when the European Commission introduces new caps, but it appears that some users are labouring under the misapprehension that roaming will actually be free from that date.

Vodafone increases M-Pesa users by 27% to 25M in year to end-March

Vodafone group director of mobile money, Michael Joseph, hailed strong growth for the company's M-Pesa service after the number of active users grew by more than a quarter to 25.3 million in the year to end-March.

AT&T expects to start outdoor 5G tests in Austin this summer

AT&T provided more details about its 5G tests during sessions of the Brooklyn 5G Summit last week, saying it will extend its current lab testing to an outdoor test in Austin, Texas, this summer, predominantly focusing on fixed wireless.

Cable data caps curb streaming enthusiasm

While cable operators are getting heat from the FCC on how business practices like leased set-tops and "most favored nation" (MFN) deals impact the realm of online video, they might brace themselves for a renewed regulatory assault regarding data caps.

Dish 'desirous' about adding ESPN to new Sling TV multi-viewer tier

Discussing his company's strategy for its new Sling TV programming tier that lets more than one member of a subscriber home access the service simultaneously, Sling CEO Roger Lynch said adding the coveted ESPN would simply drive the cost of the service up too high.

Dish deal shows Viacom channels haven't lost their value, analysts say

The top media analysts have churned through the forensics of the carriage renewal deal between Dish and Viacom and the results are in: Viacom fared better than expected.

Ovum: Popularity of quad-play 'damaging' for pure-play mobile operators

Ovum said the popularity of quad-play services in Europe has been damaging for pure-play mobile operators, which tend to be the smallest operators in their respective markets.

Orange to buy Groupama Banque stake, set up Orange Bank

Orange said it plans to acquire a 65 per cent stake in Groupama Banque and establish a new banking service under the name of Orange Bank at the beginning of 2017.