Charter-Time Warner Cable deal could spawn an online video service

Would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc executives are exploring whether to launch an online video service as part of its combination with larger rival Time Warner Cable Inc, in what would be an unprecedented move in the cable industry.

The $56 billion takeover announced on Tuesday would make Charter the No. 2 U.S. Internet and cable company after Comcast Corp. Charter's top shareholder John Malone, a cable industry pioneer, is on record as being a fan of streaming TV over the Internet.

China to spend $182 billion to boost Internet by end of 2017

Goal is to accelerate the development of fiber optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks

Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will spend more than $182 billion to boost Internet speeds by the end of 2017, a top government body said, as Beijing moves towards a more service-driven economy to boost growth.

The State Council said the government will invest more than 430 billion yuan ($69.3 billion) this year on network construction, with at least another 700 billion yuan ($112.8 billion) spent over the following two years.

The goal is to accelerate the development of fiber optic broadband and high speed 4G mobile networks, the governing body said on its website.

GEN15

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End Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2015 - 8:00pm

Omni Hotel, Dallas, Texas

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ANGA COM

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 8:00am
End Date: 
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 8:00pm

Faigrounds Koelnmesse, Congress Center East, Cologne, Germany

Exhibition and Congress for Broadband, Cable & Satellite provides a broadband focused market place for network operators, vendors and content providers all over Europe.

Key topics are Next Generation Networks, Content Delivery, Smart TV, Multiscreen, Video on Demand and Connected Home.
 

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CommunicAsia 2015

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 8:00am
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Friday, June 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

At CommunicAsia2015, the latest innovative technologies from Big Data, Business Analytics, Cloud technologies, IoT, to Zigbee will be unveiled. These advances are poised to change the way we live and work.

 

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TIA 2015 - Network of the Future

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 8:00am
End Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 8:00pm

Hyatt Regency, Dallas , Texas

The Network of the Future is the platform that will power the digital revolution.

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TM Forum Live! 2015

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Start Date: 
Monday, June 1, 2015
End Date: 
Thursday, June 4, 2015

France:

Connect and network with the who’s who of the digital ecosystem in a unique, collaborative environment to develop solutions to key digital business challenges and put profitable strategies into play. Focused on actionable outcomes, you’ll experience essential case studies, live proof-of-concept demos, and thought-provoking discussion and debate with your business and IT peers. Make it real!

Enel offers to help build Italy's fibre broadband network

Move could bring utility company into conflict with Telecom Italia

Reuters

MILAN/ROME (Reuters) - Italian power utility Enel has written to the Italian communications regulator offering to help with building a nationwide ultrafast broadband telecoms network, a move that could bring it into conflict with Telecom Italia.

Enel, which is controlled by the Italian government, wrote a letter to the regulator on April 14 saying its domestic network could be used to help install fibre optic cables more cheaply.

Exclusive Insights into Impact of Google’s Project Fi and VoWiFi

Analyst and contributing editor Frank Ohrtman sees potential 20% market share loss for AT&T, Verizon

Analyst and contributing editor Frank Ohrtman sees potential 20% market share loss for AT&T, Verizon

Spain's Telefonica bets on price hikes to end six-year slump

Higher rates to take effect on May 5, should add up to 300 million euros

Reuters

MADRID (Reuters) - Telefonica's move to hike prices in Spain is a bold bet that could finally draw a line under a six-year slump, cut the firm's reliance on Latin America and give it a leg up over rivals on the lucrative premium telecoms market, sources and analysts say.

The telecoms giant, whose revenues have dropped 13 percent worldwide and 42 percent in Spain since 2008, has focused on fewer markets, cut debt and invested in new high-speed networks and exclusive television contents to try and regain its mojo.

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