Comverse has agreed to sell the assets of its business support systems (BSS) unit to Amdocs for approximately $272 million in cash. Comverse retains its digital services business, which caters mostly to wireless carriers.
The Total Audience Application tool provides access to Cablevision’s census-level audience data. The tool allows a user to shape an ad campaign around an audience’s needs in real-time.
Arris’ CPE segment retained its momentum in cable-related products in the quarter. Larry Robinson, president of CPE, noted Arris will continue to be affected by the pending AT&T and DirecTV transaction. Arris CPE sales were down due to a decrease in demand by its telecom customers for standalone HD digital set-tops boxes.
Sprint announced an agreement with Boingo Wireless that will give Sprint customers access to Boingo’s Passpoint Wi-Fi networks in 35 U.S. airports. Sprint phones should automatically connect and authenticate on Boingo’s Wi-Fi when in range.
AT&T has significantly expanded the availability of AT&T Business Fiber to businesses from roughly two dozen markets to more than 180 U.S. cities.
The FCC has significantly increased the funding for the Connect America Fund (CAF) to $1.675 billion, all going to “price cap carriers” – all telephone companies. The fund disburses money to broadband providers to encourage them to extend service to consumers in unserved and underserved areas.
Virgin Media said it will be expanding its use of dynamic ad insertion in VOD, and expects to eventually bring its DAI platform to bear on linear content for ad replacement as well.
Bright House, TWC, Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon are offering free calls made directly to Nepal. The 2015 Nepal earthquake occurred on April 25th and was measured at 7.8.
Cable telecom professionals will be asked questions in six categories related to IP, which includes routing, network theory, cable modem termination system (CMTS) DOCSIS, IP, configuration, and multimedia over IP.
CenturyLink has been approved by a Minneapolis City Council panel to begin providing pay TV service. CenturyLink has agreed to extend the service to at least 15 percent of the city within two years.
"I think you need to think about the cable industry and players like us as not competitors but potential partners and alternatives for each other in the future," the T-Mobile CEO said.
The MSO has deployed the Infinera DTN-X packet optical transport networking platform in its Upper Midwest service area to help deliver cable television, high-speed Internet and telecom services to its customers.
The expectation is that network operators will eventually rely heavily on CDNs to enable multi-screen and TV Everywhere offerings, or if they already have such offerings, to make them more efficient and cost effective.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has asked his staff to closely review the bidding actions of Dish's Designated Entities--SNR Wireless and Northstar Wireless--smaller corporations that bid on Dish's behalf which were privy to special discounts.
Comcast is making a package designed for people who want to subscribe to Comcast exclusively for its Xfinity Internet service available in Washington State. The MSO's Internet Plus 25 tier offers 25 Mbps internet. It comes with limited basic TV, HBO, and Streampix.