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January 2017

Parks: 31% of U.S. Broadband Households Subscribe to More Than One OTT Video Service

Amazon Prime, Netflix, Hulu – it seems any one OTT video service isn’t enough to meet the need of U.S. viewers. Nearly one third of U.S. broadband households (31%) subscribe to more than one OTT video service, according to according to new market data from Parks Associates’ OTT Video Market Tracker.


Samsung Expands Smart Kitchen IoT Platform with New Smart Appliances

Samsung unveiled its latest Internet-enabled refrigerator and a new line of “smart” cooking appliances at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The new products are the latest additions to the Samsung smart kitchen IoT platform. Samsung introduced six new models of Family Hub 2.0 refrigerators at CES, bringing the total number of models to 10.


IEEE 5G Initiative Launched

IEEE recently launched a global 5G initiative that aims to draw on the skills, knowledge and talent of experts from industry, academia and government policy to accelerate development of the next-gen wireless standard and realize its socioeconomic potential. The IEEE 5G Initiative has been established based on contributions from IEEE societies worldwide. Working groups are now seeking volunteers from industry and academia, the industry association highlights in a press release. 


DOT Proposes Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Requirements, a Noteworthy M2M Step

A new proposal from the Department of Transportation would require automakers to incorporate vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications in light-duty vehicles. The proposed DOT vehicle-to-vehicle requirement could serve as a green light for development of new crash-avoidance applications and accelerate introduction of new connected and autonomous vehicles, and highlights the growing machine-to-machine (M2M) communications revolution.


Report: 100G Port Shipments Doubled in 2015

Global deployment of networking ports is surging higher amidst expanding broadband network connectivity and consumer demand. Higher speed options are seeing particularly strong growth, with 100G port shipments doubling in 2015, according to new research from IHS Markit Technology. 


MIT Lab Unveils Prototype Wireless VR Headset Technology

Some of today’s virtual reality (VR) headsets are cumbersome, given that they tether users to computers via HDMI cables in order to deliver high-resolution visuals. But that may change thanks to new developments at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). An MIT CSAIL research team recently unveiled prototype wireless VR headset technology that allows gamers to use any VR headset wirelessly, according to a Nov. 14 MIT News report. 



NOC Importance Grows as Carriers Shift to All IP Networks

As broadband carriers continue down the path to all IP networks, the importance of network operations centers (NOCs) grows. Reaching optimal performance for IP networks is critical as applications like video and the IoT require low latency and high performance, and NOCs give broadband carriers the visibility and management tools they need to achieve it. Read more below and download our infographic.

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Finley Engineering experts will be attending the following upcoming events. For a complete list of events, visit our website We hope to see you there!        

January / February Shows

Kansas City Electric Cooperatives - KEC

Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association - WSTA

Missouri Telecommunications Industry Association - MTIA

State Independent Telephone Association of Kansas - SITA

Rural Telecom Industry Meeting & Expo -  RTIME

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association - NRECA Tech Advantage Conference


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