It’s A Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi World
We’ve been saying all along that Wi-Fi is the next big thing when it comes to cableco network deployment, usage and revenue enhancement, and CableLabs just announced its Wi-Fi app software — co-developed with Cablevision and other member companies — has been licensed to mPortal for further distribution to the industry. mPortal now will package the app technology in conjunction with its Wi-Fi product suite, allowing MSOs to direct their customers to the best and nearest Wi-Fi access points. Sales of Wi-Fi gear to operators are spiking, with Cisco reporting during a recent earnings call that it more than doubled its Wi-Fi revenue during the quarter ending Jan. 26, 2013. In addition, with wireless subs expecting connectivity anytime, anywhere, travelers are buying more Wi-Fi on airplanes when offered (sometimes at a hefty $22 per flight), with In-Stat projecting in-flight Wi-Fi revenue to top $1.5 billion in 2015.
 
New Name Reflects Company’s Multiplatform Focus
Vubiquity is the new moniker of multiplatform provider Avail-TVN and its London-based subsidiary On Demand Group as they continue to expand globally. Vubiquity says it manages more than 28,000 hours of content each month, working with more than 340 content providers and more than 270 service providers. It offers VoD services, TV Everywhere, advanced advertising and marketing, and data analytics. During the next 12 months, Vubiquity plans to debut services for mobile platforms and cloud-based content storage while continuing its global push into new markets.

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Altice USA is rebranding its mobile product from Altice Mobile, all part of a larger plan to align all Altice USA brands under the Optimum name.

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