During the cable industry's flagship event--The Cable Show--Comcast and Time Warner Cable will launch apps for connected TVs from Samsung.
Seaborn Networks, an emerging submarine cable provider that's building out the 32 Tbps Seabras-1 cable network with a link between Sao Paulo, Brazil and the United States, has established Brazil gateways with both Equinix and Telx.
An estimated $1.5 billion will be spent on EFM-bonded, copper-based Ethernet access devices in the next five years, an Infonetics Research report forecasts. Much of that will be spent to increase capacity for businesses and some mobile backhaul networks.
AT&T and Knology are now going to face a new competitor in Lawrence, Kan., from Wicked Broadband, the latest service provider to follow the spirit of Google Fiber with its own 1 Gbps fiber to the home service.
The Q1 cable financial reporting season has begun and FierceCable is covering all of the action. Steve Donohue said that he expects cable MSOs such as Cablevision and Comcast to report growth in high-speed Internet subscribers and increased spending on marketing.
More than 95 percent of intercontinental Internet traffic travels via submarine cables. But these essential conduits for communication are at risk of being cut from a number of threats: accidents, political instability in key countries, and age. To keep the globe connected, redundancy is key--leading providers to search for new cable routes to get around key choke points. (Image source: Arctic Fibre )
The attraction of broadband has gone beyond the need for speed to the need for speed at the right price, according to an in-depth look at the matter by FierceTelecom.
For whatever reason, online video ads are being watched pretty thoroughly nowadays, with almost half of all viewers watching the entire ad, according to data compiled by media ad production company Celtra and reported by Rapid TV News .
Second screen interfaces on connected TVs should mimic what users are getting on their smartphones, George Panayotopoulos, Google's industry manager for entertainment sales, said at the PEVE Entertainment conference in London. There is a dual-edged sword involved here. Many users--especially young ones--are moving away from TVs altogether, which leads to something of a conundrum when determining which TVs should look more like mobile devices when those devices are already replacing the TVs.
Pay TV providers are using tried-and-true tactics like discounted premium channels to bring wandering subscribers back into their fold, according to research released by Parks Associates.