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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
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 […]

Nov
19
2014

How Much Danger Does Google Pose to Other ISPs?

After Google Fiber, the notion that a major app provider might actually become an Internet service provider is no longer a possibility, but is a reality. The only issue now is how far that might extend, and which other firms might decide to do something similar. Facebook appears likely to emerge as a satellite-based Internet service provider in Africa. And both Google and Facebook now own assets that produce unmanned aerial vehicles that could be […]

Nov
19
2014

Thanks, Google: Kansas City Sees Spike in 1 Gbps Options -

Not only was Kansas City the first market to get Google Fiber’s symmetrical 1 Gbps service, but a smattering of competitors are responding by offering similar (or better) options. A company by the name of Consolidate Communications this week announced that they’ll soon be offering everyone within range of their fiber footprint symmetrical 1 Gbps connections for $70 a month with no installation or other fees. They’re not specifically saying how many customers will see […]

Nov
19
2014

“It Can’t be Done”

Some of the most-dangerous statements an experienced and knowledgeable executive ever can make is that something “cannot be done,” or that a new way of doing something is underpowered, under-featured and essentially a non-serious approach to solving a problem. If confronted with a requirement to support huge amounts of bandwidth, hundreds of times to perhaps 1,000 times greater than anything yet seen, it might seem obvious that only fixed networks will be able to handle […]

Nov
19
2014

45% of Service Providers Now Offer Managed Services

More than 45 percent of communications service providers surveyed on behalf of Allot Communications now sell managed services for enterprises and small and mid-sized business customers ranging from basic email and storage to fully-fledged unified communications, customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning solutions, Allot says.   Microsoft Office 365 is the most prevalent office suite, sold by a third of all service providers surveyed. About 23 percent of respondents offer quality of service solutions […]

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