IHS increases global CPE forecast by 8%; RCN intros new TVE service for Android users

More cable news from across the Web:

> Research firm IHS increased its 2019 worldwide broadband CPE forecast by 8 percent, to $12.4 billion, due to what the company said was growing demand in China. Release

> RCN, which provides cable and TV services across parts of the East Coast, said that its RCN2GO TV Everywhere service is now available on Android devices. Release

> AMC Networks said it will work with Rentrak to analyze and measure its programming. Broadcasting & Cable article

> Discovery Communications named Paul Guyardo as its new chief commercial officer. Release

> Liberty Broadband's shareholders issued a "yes" vote to the proposed merger between Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable. Multichannel News article

> Hitron Technologies Americas announced a partnership with Videotron to deploy the Hitron Gigabit Cable Modem, which the company said supports DOCSIS 3.0 and 32x8 channel bonding. CED article

> AT&T announced Kevin Ryan will lead its rollout of GigaPower in San Antonio. Post

Telecom News

> Verizon has fired back at the Communications Workers of America's (CWA) claims that it has turned its back on its existing copper networks in its wireline region. Article

> Comcast Business is threatening Verizon and AT&T with its new enterprise unit, but VPN, mobility and scale remain key issues. Editor's Corner

Wireless Tech News

> Testing hardware and software in field trials has been routine for wireless operators, especially when new spectrum bands are introduced, but in the case of 600 MHz, which would involve both the introduction of a new spectrum band, and "perhaps new 5G technology," the need for thorough testing "would be even more critical," AT&T (NYSE: T) told the FCC in a filing earlier this week. Article

Wireless News

> Sprint undercut T-Mobile by offering the iPhone 6s for $1 per month in leasing payments with an iPhone trade-in. Article

> Verizon Communications announced a new offering for businesses and government users that allows them to prioritize different enterprise and Internet of Things applications. Verizon said it is the first U.S. carrier to provide this kind of quality-of-service differentiation. Article

And finally… Michelle Obama is visiting Disney Jr. on Health Day. Article