Dish, T-Mobile US talk merger, wireless spectrum a key factor

Speculation causing waves across the industry; deal could spell trouble for Sprint

Reuters

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just four months ago, T-Mobile US Inc Chief Executive John Legere warned consumers that results of a U.S. airwaves auction "should scare the hell out of you" because winning bids by Dish Network Corp and bigger phone companies threatened competition.

Now Legere is in talks to merge T-Mobile US Inc and Dish Network Corp, said a source familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss the confidential negotiations. A decisive factor is how the partners would use the spectrum Dish has been buying up over the years.

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.

Verizon's top goal with AOL: mobile video advertising

AOL brings cutting-edge tools to buy and sell ads automatically in real-time

Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications has made clear what it hopes to gain with the $4.4 billion purchase of AOL: a better way to sell mobile video ads.

AOL, ridiculed for its continuing dial-up Internet business, has in the last few years assembled a set of cutting-edge online video technology tools to buy and sell ads automatically in real-time, measure audience metrics and specifically target users based on their preferences.

Such "programmatic" buying is fast becoming the most effective way for online ads to be bought and sold.

Segmented monitoring of 100Gbps data containing CDN video

By 2018, more than half of all Internet traffic will cross content delivery networks globally

Segmented monitoring can increase the effectiveness of a service provider’s monitoring infrastructure by identifying traffic types that are of high value to an end user, or a network operator and then treat each differently.

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