Microsoft nixes DVR plan for Xbox One; Rogers rolls out 1-gig services

More cable news from across the web:

> Microsoft has put plans to integrate DVR functionality into its Xbox One game console on hold. The Verge story

> SeaChange plans to release product updates to its multiscreen back-office system, Adrenaline, and Infusion, its linear and VOD ad insertion tool. Multichannel News story

> Customers who order a Comcast Triple Play through Amazon's Cable Store can get a 10.1-inch Amazon Fire HD tablet free of charge. TV Predictions story

> North American OTT revenue will reach $24.39 billion in 2021, according to Digital TV Research. CED Magazine story

> Canada's Rogers Communications has deployed 1 Gbps Internet service in Moncton and New Brunswick. CED Magazine story

Telecom News

> AT&T's Ethernet footprint expansion is being complemented with a group of higher speed 40G and 100G speeds that are starting to be adopted by more of the carrier's customer base, whose bandwidth needs are exceeding initial expectations. Article

> HPE, Cisco and Microsoft are enjoying a comfortable lead in the cloud infrastructure market -- one that includes private cloud hardware, public cloud hardware and cloud infrastructure. A new Synergy Research report revealed that HPE led Cisco in the first quarter and slightly widened the gap between the two, although both vendors gained market share in the quarter. HPE and Cisco were trailed by Microsoft, Dell, IBM, EMC, VMware, Lenovo and Huawei. Overall, the total cloud market has been growing 20 percent per year, but Synergy noted that the growth rate dropped to 13 percent in the first quarter due to traditional seasonality. Article

Installer News

> Verizon's move to build out FiOS in Boston, which it announced in April as part of a six-year, $300 million plan, isn't your typical fiber roll out. While the initial target will be to provide high speed broadband and video services, the network will also serve a number of other purposes including business services, a foundation for 4G and 5G wireless backhaul and smart city applications. Article

> The Carolina Panthers, working with CommScope and Beam Wireless, are already seeing upsides to running its own DAS, which already supports three wireless operators. Article

Online Video News

> Millennial-aged consumers may be getting more attention for their out-of-home mobile viewing habits, but the much-studied 18-34 age group apparently likes kicking back in front of the big screen as well. A new survey by Furious Corp., a business intelligence firm, found that millennials own the most smart TVs, with almost 21 percent having at least one set in their home. Article

> Video pundits have speculated for a while as to how Facebook would respond to the live-streamed gaming challenge posed by Google's YouTube and Amazon's Twitch, and the social media site this week revealed how it will attempt to beat its competitors in this game of thrones. Facebook and games maker Blizzard are teaming up to integrate social login and live video streaming into its latest major title, Overwatch. Article

Wireless News

> Coming off a sub-par financial quarter, mobile operator U.S. Cellular announced plans today to stimulate business with a promotion that includes Slacker Radio Premium for qualifying customers. Article

> T-Mobile US is testing carrier aggregation technology across three different spectrum bands, a move that could significantly improve the speed and performance of the operator's LTE network. Article

And finally… Verizon is submitting a bid of nearly $3 billion to acquire Yahoo. Wall Street Journal story