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Oct
23
2014

Peregrine debuts RF chip for D3.1 cable modems

Peregrine Semiconductor recently announced an RF switch that can be used in DOCSIS customer premise equipment (CPE) that can switch from D3.0 to D3.1. Though the development of the DOCSIS 3.1 standard was rapid by any measure, the implementation in silicon and the incorporation of those chips in products takes a certain amount of time and those wishing to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 continue to wait for the necessary silicon to become available. That’s beginning to […]

Oct
23
2014

Comcast and AT&T deal reviews both put on hold

As expected, the FCC has stopped the clock on its 180-day reviews of both Comcast’s proposed acquisition of Time Warner Cable and AT&T’s proposed takeover of DirecTV. Among the multiple factors the FCC needs to assess is the concern that, should it approve the mergers, the resulting combinations would have market-warping power when it comes to negotiating content rights. In order to evaluate if that might be the case, the Commission wants review current contracts […]

Oct
23
2014

Eastlink launches Wireless TV

Canadian cable operator Eastlink recently launched “Wireless TV” across its footprint, which gives its subscribers the ability to watch TV on up to six sets in a home without cable connections. The service uses Eastlink’s Maestro DVR, which, according to pictures on Eastlink’s website, is made by Arris. The Arris gateway can record up to six programs at once as well as pause live TV before resuming it anywhere in the home. Eastlink is also […]

Oct
22
2014

FCC Pauses 'Shot Clock' on Comcast, AT&T/DirecTV Deals -

The FCC today announced that the regulatory agency is pausing the 180-day “shot clock” on both the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/DirecTV mergers. According to the FCC’s order, eight content companies including Disney, Time Warner, CBS, Twenty First Century Fox and Viacom raised opposition to competitors and other companies being able to see confidential carriage agreement details, even though companies that view this information must sign non-disclosure agreements. Meanwhile, companies like Dish and RCN and […]

Oct
22
2014

Free Cox Speed Upgrades Come to San Diego -

Back in May Cox Communications stated that they’d be bumping the company’s Preferred & Premier tier speeds to 50Mbs & 100Mbs respectively, at no additional cost (for the time being). They’ve been deploying these speed increases on a market-by-market basis ever since, with users in Nebraska, Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Nevada already seeing the bump. Last week, DSLReports forum users in Connecticut and Rhode Island said they were now seeing the increases. This week, customers […]

Oct
22
2014

Millenicom Abruptly Quits, Shoves Their Customers Toward Verizon -

For years many of our more “serious” rural users have chosen to give their business to Verizon Wireless reseller Millenicom, since they’ve continued offering larger data allotments and unlimited options (they’re a “no drama” company to quote one of our forum users). The plans were particularly popular among more rural users, whose only alternative is often very expensive and heavily capped satellite service, heavily capped LTE, or dial-up. After prices edged upward the last year […]

Oct
22
2014

Time Warner Cable Unveils Shiny, New "Enhanced" DVR -

Last November we noted that Time Warner Cable, historically a bit sluggish when it comes to next-gen broadband upgrades, was considering a brand refresh named “Maxx” that would include significant speed and TV improvements. In addition to bumping select markets to 300 Mbps (Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Charlotte, Dallas, Hawaii, Kansas City, Raleigh, San Antonio and San Diego), that will include a fancy new DVR that the company unveiled this week in Los Angeles […]

Oct
22
2014

28 Billion IoT Devices to be Connected?

One reason mobile service providers particularly are interested in the “Internet of Things” and machine-to-machine apps is the sheer number of devices that will require communications capability.Where fixed network connections are a roughly one billion size existing market, mobile is a six billion existing market and IoT might be a 28 billion devices market, in the 2020s, according to equity analysts at Goldman Sachs. Even if average revenue per IoT device is, for example, about $5 […]

Oct
22
2014

Why We Need Three Orders of Magnitude More Bandwidth

Nobody would be surprised to learn that over the top video streaming has become a mainstream activity, and that the amount of streaming is increasing. Most would not be too surprised to learn that video–depending on resolution–requires two orders of magnitude, or perhaps three times more bandwidth than other apps. So a prediction that some mobile markets might well require 1,000 times more bandwidth (three orders of magnitude) over a relatively short time frame (perhaps […]

Oct
22
2014

1 Gbps 'G.fast' DSL to Begin Certification Testing -

The Broadband Forum’s G.fast certification program has offered up more testing schedule and testing details for G.fast, a standard many hope will be able to deliver 1 Gbps speeds over copper lines. At the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam this week, it was announced that the University of New Hampshire InterOperablity Laboratory (UNH-IOL) will be the first and only testing lab for the Broadband Forum’s G.fast certification program. The 1 Gbps offered by G.fast would […]

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