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Vubiquity offering combo MPEG-2/MPEG-4 service

June 3, 2014 1:04 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Vubiquity is offering the service, called LiveVU, as a means for cable operators who are now delivering video in MPEG-2 to migrate gradually to MPEG-4 delivery by enabling them to deliver channels in both formats. Americable is the first customer.

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Supreme Court rules on patent cases

June 3, 2014 12:49 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A unanimous Supreme Court ruled that a company is not liable for inducing patent infringement if someone other than the company carries out some of the steps leading to infringement.  That case plus a decision in another case put limits on so-called patent trolls.

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Report: CDN spending up, VOD servers down last year

June 3, 2014 12:12 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The OTT broadcast and video streaming equipment market grew 5.6 percent worldwide last year thanks to increased spending on content delivery networks (CDNs.) On the flip side, spending on contribution encoders and VOD playout servers declined last year, according to a recent report by Infonetics Research.

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Apple’s HomeKit vs. Comcast’s Xfinity Home

June 3, 2014 11:40 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

While Apple was busy trumpeting its new home automation software platform yesterday, which is called HomeKit, Comcast provided an update on new features for its Xfinity Home service. Apple announced that HomeKit would give users the ability to adjust their thermostats, lock doors, control and dim lights, among other home automated features, by using the new iOS 8 on their iPads or iPhones.

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Comcast Business debuts dual band gateway for SMBs

June 3, 2014 10:12 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Taking a page out of its residential playbook, Comcast Business is offering a dual band Wi-Fi gateway for small businesses. As part of its neighborhood Wi-Fi initiative, last year Comcast started deploying gateways with dual SSIDs, which is the same tack its taking with the new business wireless gateway. 

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New Apple Mac, home automation features coming this fall

June 2, 2014 5:33 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple's Mac operating system will have easier ways to share and search, while the iOS software for iPhones and iPads is getting new features for keeping tabs on your health and controlling home devices. Apple is also making it easier for various devices to work together, even though the Mac and mobile systems are separate. 

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Report: Google dropping more than $1B on satellites to extend Internet

June 2, 2014 1:33 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

Google is deploying 180 satellites to provide Internet access to under-served and unconnected regions in the world, according to The Wall Street Journal. The price range for the project could range from $1 billion to more than $3 billion. The report said the number of satellites could double based on final designs.

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Ericsson updates Cloud Manager suite

June 2, 2014 1:07 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Ericsson developed Cloud Manager as a set of tools that operators can use to begin to virtualize their networks, a process that is expected to improve operational efficiency and support the ability to improve network quality, ultimately reducing operational costs. The new revision adds performance and fault management of virtual resources. 

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TDS lights 1-Gig service in N.H.

June 2, 2014 12:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

TDS Telecom has fired up its first 1-Gig service offering in Hollis, New Hampshire for less than $100 a month as part of a bundle. The 1 Gbps service, which features 400 Mbps on the upstream, came on the heels of TDS launching a 300 Mbps service on its fiber network that serves Hollis in December. 

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Nordic provider Viaplay picks ThinkAnalytics

June 2, 2014 12:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Viaplay will be providing a cloud-based search and recommendation engine from ThinkAnalytics to its subscribers in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Through an intergration with Comcast-owned thePlatform, ThinkAnalytics is providing multi-language search and recommendation capabilities across Viaplay’s service as well as metadata capabilities.

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AT&T re-enlists with Navy for VoIP service

June 2, 2014 12:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

AT&T Government Solutions, a division of AT&T that serves federal agencies, announced it had landed a $10.4 million contract with the U.S. Navy to provide VoIP services to Navy facilities across the nation. The renewed contract provides AT&T’s cloud-based VoIP enterprise 911 routing and call handling offerings to the Navy via four geographically diverse AT&T data centers. 

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Motorola to close Texas smartphone factory

June 2, 2014 12:36 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Google's Motorola Mobility handset unit announced Friday it will shutter its North Texas factory by the end of this year, barely a year after it opened with much fanfare as the first smartphone assembly plant in the U.S. At the time, Google had explained its surprising decision by saying the location would enable it to fulfill customized, built-to-order devices and deliver them anywhere in the U.S. within five days. 

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AT&T signs up to provide GigaPower near UT campus

May 30, 2014 12:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Starting Aug. 1, AT&T will be delivering its GigaPower service to a new student housing complex near the University of Texas in Austin. AT&T will provision its GigaPower service over a fiber-to-the-premise network to the housing complex, which is called “The Villas on 26th.”

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Huawei kicks tires on 802.11ax with 10 Gbps trial

May 30, 2014 12:17 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

While service providers and consumer electronics companies are just starting to settle in on 802.11ac, Huawei said it had successfully achieved the industry’s first 10 Gbps Wi-Fi speeds in laboratory trials at its campus in Shenzhen, China. Using the emerging 802.11ax standard, Huawei said it achived a record transmission data rate of 10.53 Gbps on the 5 GHz frequency band during its lab trial. 

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Apple's Beats buy is two-sided for music streaming

May 30, 2014 12:12 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Apple's $3 billion purchase of headphone maker and streaming music company Beats Electronics sheds light on a rarely recognized reality in the music-streaming industry: It's hard to succeed in the business without offering other products and services. 

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