Forget about disruption. Forget about content cannibalization. The overriding mission from this point forward for the broadcast, pay-TV and media and entertainment industry is to incorporate online video into their structure as seamlessly as possible. That was most obvious to anyone attending the keynotes and panel sessions at this week's IBC Show in Amsterdam.
By the end of the summer, Netflix will run all of its IT services in the public cloud. The SVOD provider said it is shutting down its last data center soon, the culmination of an initiative that began seven years ago.
Verizon Wirelesa and T-Mobile US forged a $173 million deal to transfer a slew of AWS-1 and PCS spectrum licenses between them in various markets across the country. The deal, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, includes spectrum swaps in parts of Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Virginia.
T-Mobile US is in the process of shutting down HSPA+/UMTS service on its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum as it completes the transition to supporting those services on its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum.
Integra has jumped aboard the bring-your-own-cloud concept by offering new and existing cloud customers direct connections to Amazon Web Services' Direct Connect service.
Zayo has taken another move to enhance its standing in London's growing cloud market by adding Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect portfolio to its Quick Connect portfolio.
Verizon Wireless is facing an informal complaint from ABC, which claims Verizon's AWS-1 network is interfering with its WABC-TV station in New York City. ABC said its newsgathering operations have been affected, and that Verizon has taken steps to mitigate the interference it is not doing nearly enough.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to lead the cloud services market with revenues growing 25 percent sequentially, driving the company to achieve what a new Synergy Research Group report said is a "five-year high" of the cloud infrastructure service market.
FCC commissioner Ajit Pai sharply criticized rules that allowed Dish Network to claim more than $3 billion in discounts aimed at small businesses during the government's just completed AWS-3 wireless spectrum auction.
T-Mobile US has been hunting for yet more 700 MHz spectrum to augment its LTE coverage and capacity, with the carrier quietly making several deals for airwaves with small license holders over the past several weeks.