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Pokemon Go! Subscriber engagement expands despite DDOS attacks

There was a lot of interest in my blog on Pokemon last week, and we kept watching over the weekend to see if the craze would continue. I am sure that most people saw the craziness from Central Park when a rare Pokemon showed up, and I watched my youngest son take walks around our neighborhood to catch Pokemon (and he was not the only person I saw walking...

Topics: Big data, Mobile operators, Pokemon go

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Pokemon Go: The latest Internet craze – How is it impacting your network?

Some of you may have heard about Pokemon Go – it is already being proclaimed the most successful mobile application of all time (at least from a launch week perspective). A few of the stats that I have seen are amazing (and there are many, many more):

Topics: Mobile, Pokemon go

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Netflix Download Service – What it means for consumers and broadband operators (and how Netflix can help operators)

The rumors of Netflix launching a download service are getting very real. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, mentioned this service in the Q1 2016 earnings call:

Topics: Netflix, Streaming video

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My Oh My – How far WiFi has come….

I am a huge football (soccer to Americans) fan. So imagine my consternation when on Thursday night I was stuck in the Denver airport during the time when the US National Team was going to be playing Ecuador in a very important Copa America tournament game. In past years, I would have either recorded the game and hope that I would not accidentally see...

Topics: Wifi, Scorecard, Streaming video

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Zero Rating for Improved Customer Experience: A Real-Life Customer Example

Zero Rating.

Topics: Network neutrality, Dpi, Zero rating

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European Union BEREC Network Neutrality Draft: What does it mean for Operators?

This week, the Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications (BEREC) issued a draft version of their Network Neutrality regulations for final six-week review and comment period before implementation. These regulations have some markedly different guidance for EU operators than the FCC’s in the US, but still leave operators the ability to...

Topics: Network neutrality

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FCC Broadband Labeling Initiative: Exceeding the requirements for your subscribers

Hungry for Broadband?

Topics: Expert insights, Fcc

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Rocket League: The Effect of Latency in Real-Time Gaming

In late 2008, a game called Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle Cars came out for the PS3. Essentially, the game was football (that’s “soccer” for Americans) with cars. I loved the game. In July, a sequel called Rocket League was released for the PS4 and the PC.

Topics: Expert insights

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2016 and Beyond: A Look ahead….

I recently attended the Light Reading Vision Executive 2020 Summit in Dublin, and the event was a great peek into the thought process of some of the largest network operators in the world. Light Reading and Heavy Reading presented a number of different perspectives on what the future holds for telecom operators, some of which where quite compelling. One...

Topics: Expert insights

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Star Wars Battlefront storms the Internet

We talk a lot about how live events can impact the Internet – the Super Bowl, NCAA March Madness, World Cup, and the Olympics immediately jump to mind. I am an avid follower of Netflix and how the impact of the release of a Netflix original series being binge-watched can affect broadband networks. The release of a new OS version from Microsoft and Apple...

Topics: Analytics in motion, Recommended

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