Time Warner-fortified AT&T is a new kind of ad giant | Cisco aims to help carriers maximize 5G revenue | House panel moves IoT bill to full committee
June 14, 2018
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Time Warner-fortified AT&T is a new kind of ad giant
With its acquisition of Time Warner, AT&T will be uniquely positioned to bring new targeting precision to TV advertising as well as to track consumers via mobile, TV and other devices. As such, the company will pose a fresh challenge to the likes of Facebook and Google.
Ad Age (6/13) 
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Cisco aims to help carriers maximize 5G revenue
Cisco is working with carriers to help them figure out how to best monetize 5G services they plan to launch over the next few years, the company's Sumeet Arora said. Arora pointed to "bold stances" Cisco is taking on 5G to show carriers how new technologies can drive revenue.
ZDNet (6/13) 
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House panel moves IoT bill to full committee
A House subcommittee has cleared a bipartisan measure designed to establish an internet of things policy and to improve collaboration across the government and the private sector. The SMART IoT Act would require the Commerce Department to study the government's role in IoT.
Broadcasting & Cable (6/13) 
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USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter addresses The Media Institute
The Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom Order went into effect on Monday, and the digital world continues to spin on its axis. USTelecom CEO Jonathan Spalter addressed The Media Institute on Wednesday, outlining his vision of what lies ahead for the rapidly evolving and diverse broadband industry. Read the full speech here.
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Report: Livestreamers want free, ad-supported services
Report: Livestreamers want free, ad-supported services
Sixty-seven percent of people worldwide have livestreamed video and 52% of them would rather watch live video on ad-supported, free services than pay a subscription fee, the Interactive Advertising Bureau reports. Consumers preferred to watch streams on their smartphones, followed by connected TVs.
MediaPost Communications (6/13),  GeoMarketing (6/13) 
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Comcast makes official bid for Fox assets
Comcast on Wednesday made a formal, all-cash, $65 billion bid for 21st Century Fox assets and agreed to pay at least $4 billion in fees if the deal doesn't gain regulatory approval. The new bid could halt Fox's talks with Disney, which previously agreed to acquire the assets for $52.4 billion.
Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (6/13),  Variety (6/13),  Deadline Hollywood (6/13) 
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Verizon points to 5G outdoor tests with Nokia
Verizon and Nokia reported testing 5G New Radio technology in the outdoors using multicarrier aggregation to boost the signals. Verizon deployed its 28 GHz millimeter-wave spectrum in the trial, saying it cut latency to 1.5 milliseconds while transferring data at 1.8 gigabits per second.
Telecompetitor (6/13) 
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Predictability is key to IoT adoption, AT&T exec says
Internet of things technology will become more useful once it can predict events, which will boost operational efficiency, AT&T's Chris Penrose says. The telecom is working with Honeywell on connected aircraft services, providing data that could improve maintenance, performance and operations.
Light Reading (6/13) 
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