LAS VEGAS--The broadcast industry has reached an "inflection point" where broadcast licensees, such as online video providers like Netflix, "can move from being the disrupted to the disruptor," FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told NAB Show attendees at a keynote here. And he warned that the industry needs to pivot or risk being overtaken by companies that are taking advantage of the changing technology landscape.
AT&T hopes to unburden more businesses from having to implement their own network security platform with the introduction of its new Cloud Web Security offering.
Los Angeles may be home to movie stars and rock stars, but according to residents, it lacks enough high-speed broadband options. City officials have launched an initiative to bring service to all of its residents, reports the Los Angeles Daily News.
RCN Business, a competitive business service provider, added another potential element of differentiation by gaining the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification.
Marc Lefar, Vonage's CEO, said that he is going to retire from the VoIP provider once a replacement is found.
Frontier Communications has invested more than $326 million, including $80 million in 2013, upgrading its network facilities New York over the past three years to improve consumer broadband and enhance the availability of Ethernet to more businesses.
LAS VEGAS--Comcast independent subsidiary thePlatform is teaming with Adobe to integrate its video management system with Adobe Primetime. The companies will jointly sell the combined product to clients.
Cincinnati Bell confirmed that it will sell its wireless spectrum licenses to Verizon Wireless for $210 million, a move that should allow it to more effectively focus on its growing wireline-based Fioptics broadband offerings for consumers and small to medium businesses.
Telecom Italia's CEO Marco Patuano found that AT&T's CEO Randall Stephenson gave him the best advice on how to turn around his struggling company out of all the high-tech executives he met on a recent trip to the U.S., reports Bloomberg.
Online video subscribers today may be happy that time spent buffering dropped 12.4 percent, from 39.3 to 26.9 percent, according to a Conviva report. However, sports fans, particularly those who stream live sporting events, continue to grow impatient. Conviva said that "viewing time for live action television plummets from over 40 minutes in HD to just one minute if the viewer encounters buffering."