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Nov
20
2014

Facebook Mobile Traffic Load Grows 60% in 1 Year Because of Video

Perhaps the single biggest new development in mobile data consumption over the past year has been Facebook’s embedding of video that automatically plays on user feeds. Over a year, Facebook traffic increased by 60 percent on the mobile network, and by over 200 percent on the fixed network, according to Sandvine measurements. That is the sort of unexpected and  significant action by a third party app provider that directly affects user data consumption, Internet service […]

Nov
20
2014

Netflix Traffic Comprises 9.5% of Upstream Prime Time Traffic -

Sandvine’s latest Global Internet Phenomenon report (spotted over at Ars Technica) offers up some interesting insights into the traffic loads on Sandvine’s client networks (aka large ISPs). While the idea that Netflix traffic comprises up to 30 to 35% of global Internet traffic during peak hours, the report also notes that Netflix surprisingly (or not) also utilizes around 9.5% of upstream Internet traffic during peak hours, second only to BitTorrent at 25.49%. The report notes […]

Nov
20
2014

Charter Might Retry Time Warner Buy if Comcast Deal Blocked -

Charter board member and minority stake holder John Malone says that he’d push to have Charter Communications make another pass at Time Warner Cable if regulators block Comcast’s attempted acquisition. “Oh yes,” Malone said when asked if a Charter buy would still be on the table in such a scenaior. “That said, we’re happy with the deal that was negotiated. In many ways it’s a better deal than going after 100% of Time Warner Cable.” […]

Nov
20
2014

Midcontinent Bringing Gigabit Internet Access to the Northern Plains

SIOUX FALLS, SD — Midcontinent Communications has unveiled a plan to bring gigabit Internet access to homes and businesses in hundreds of communities in South Dakota, North Dakota and Minnesota. The Midcontinent Gigabit Frontier Initiative will make gigabit speeds available to approximately 600,000 homes and 55,000 businesses along a high-capacity fiber network that covers more than 7,600 miles. Work on the Midcontinent Gigabit Frontier Initiative begins in 2015. The first cities with access to gigabit […]

Nov
20
2014

Former Arris exec Elder takes helm at Concurrent

Concurrent announced that Derek Elder will take over as the company’s CEO on Friday, replacing Dan Mondor. Elder, a former Arris executive, will also join Concurrent’s board of directors. Mondor had served as Concurrent’s CEO since April 2008. “We are pleased to welcome Derek to Concurrent,” said Steve Nussrallah, Concurrent’s chairman of the board. “He brings a wealth of industry experience as well as tremendous leadership experience to the role and we look forward to […]

Nov
20
2014

TWC rings up unlimited calls to China, Hong Kong

Time Warner Cable has expanded the reach of its Unlimited Home Phone calling plan to include unlimited free calls to China and Hong Kong. With the expansion, calls to China and Hong Kong are now treated the same as long-distance calls anywhere in the U.S., as well as Canada, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Mexico, which was added to the plan earlier this year. Time Warner Cable is currently running a promotion […]

Nov
19
2014

Dish Customers May Lose More Turner Channels As Deadline Nears -

Dish Network customers lost access to some Turner channels including CNN last month, and as with other retrans fights, both sides have been busy using websites to try and direct consumer ire toward the other guy (See Turner’s SaveMyShows.com website and Dish’s DishStandsForYou.com website). The two sides have ramped up their PR battles as the December 5 deadline for a new contract nears, and Turner is issuing warnings that Dish users could soon lose access […]

Nov
19
2014

Dish, Turner Ramp up Rhetoric As Blackout Nears -

Dish Network customers lost access to Turner channels including CNN last month, and as with other retrans fights, both sides have been busy using websites to try and direct consumer ire toward the other guy (See Turner’s SaveMyShows.com website and Dish’s DishStandsForYou.com website). The two sides have ramped up their PR battles as the December 5 deadline for a new contract nears. As with other fights, Dish says Turner is looking for too much money, […]

Nov
19
2014

Dish, Turner Ramp up Rhetoric Ahead of Possible Channel Blackout -

Dish Network customers lost access to Turner channels including CNN last month, and as with other retrans fights, both sides have been busy using websites to try and direct consumer ire toward the other guy (See Turner’s SaveMyShows.com website and Dish’s DishStandsForYou.com website). The two sides have ramped up their PR battles as the December 5 deadline for a new contract nears. As with other fights, Dish says Turner is looking for too much money, […]

Nov
19
2014

AWS-3 Spectrum Auction Breaks Records, Passes $18 Billion -

After launching on November 13, the auction of AWS-3 spectrum today broke the record for spectrum auction prices and shows no sign of slowing down. Total bids for the spectrum today soared past $18,567,380,500 ($2 billion of which covered the NY market alone), and should cross the $20 billion mark with ease. While specific bids of the 70 participants are anonymous, Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Dish are all expected to be the top bidders in […]

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