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Time Warner Cable improves subscriber metrics in 4Q

January 29, 2015 | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Time Warner Cable had some positive news to report in what may be its last earnings report before being consumed by Comcast later this year. In the fourth quarter, the nation’s second-largest cable operator reported its best quarterly subscriber numbers in seven years, which included the loss of just 38,000 basic video subscribers, which was less than analysts had projected.

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Charles Townes, who helped invent laser, dies

January 29, 2015 12:25 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Charles H. Townes' inspiration for the predecessor of the laser came to him while sitting on a park bench, waiting for a restaurant to open for breakfast. On the tranquil morning of April 26, 1951, Townes scribbled a theory on scrap paper that would lead to the laser, the invention he's known for and which transformed everyday life and led to other scientific discoveries.

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Telefónica uses Amdocs again, this time in Brazil

January 28, 2015 1:40 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Telefónica continues to use Amdocs to upgrade the business support systems (BSS) of its properties in South America. This time it is looking to Amdocs for systems to support the multi-screen experience for quad-play customers of its Vivo operation in Brazil.

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U-verse grows a bit; Stephenson allows Title II feasibility

January 28, 2015 1:27 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

AT&T U-verse added a modest 73K video subscribers in Q4. Meanwhile, CEO Randall Stephenson allowed that there might be ways for the FCC to reclassify broadband under Title II without damaging the industry; he just wants to see the plan first before deciding. 

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Cox tunes up free Wi-Fi in Phoenix during Super Bowl week

January 28, 2015 12:26 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Cox Communications has opened up more than 1,200 access points in Phoenix this week for free ahead of this Sunday’s Super Bowl. Cox has also added temporary hot spots in high traffic areas of Phoenix in order to better serve Super Bowl XLIX attendees.

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CommScope to pay $3 billion for part of TE Connectivity

January 28, 2015 12:18 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

In an effort to expand its geographic reach and business portfolio, CommScope Holding announced this morning that it was buying TE Connectivity’s telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for about $3 billion in cash. The deal included Switzerland-based TE’s telecommunications, enterprise networks and wireless businesses, which generated $1.9 billion in annual revenue last year.

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FTC recommends privacy, security protections for Internet of Things

January 27, 2015 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

If the Internet of Things is going to be a viable business, individuals relying on it must have some expectation that networks will be secure and privacy can be assured. The Federal Trade Commission today issued recommendations that businesses can take to enhance and protect consumers' privacy and security.

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Spec for Wi-Fi version supporting Internet of Things released

January 27, 2015 1:21 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

The specification for the version of Wi-Fi that will support field area networks has been released. The IEEE 802.15.4g standard has promise as a key enabler for the Internet of Things, especially business, industrial and smart-city applications.

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Time Warner Cable expands 1 World Trade network

January 27, 2015 12:30 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Working on a prestige project, Time Warner Cable has pulled more than 1.5 miles of fiber and coaxial cable into and throughout the skyscraper, a 104-story office building that replaced the fallen twin towers in New York City’s Lower Manhattan.

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NFL, YouTube partner to post official clips to video site

January 26, 2015 4:43 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

America's most popular pro sports league and YouTube announced a partnership Monday between two of the most powerful brands in the marketplace, creating an official NFL channel on the video website. Content posted daily to the portal by the league will include game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps and clips featuring news, analysis, fantasy football advice and other original programming from NFL Network and NFL.com.

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TWC gears up for epic blizzard

January 26, 2015 4:38 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

With up to 3 feet of snow forecast Monday night into Tuesday, Time Warner Cable has geared up for the blizzard of historic proportions. Time Warner Cable has been down this road before in its New York City footprint after 9/11 in 2001 and Super Storm Sandy three years ago, so the nation’s second largest cable operator started mobilizing its techs. 

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AT&T Seeks 'North American Service Area' with Another Mexico Buy

January 26, 2015 2:34 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In the wake of closing its acquistion of Iusacell, AT&T announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire Nextel Mexico from NII Holdings for $1.8 billion. The purchase includes wireless properties in Mexico, including spectrum licenses, network assets, retail stores and approximately 3 million subscribers.

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Imagine scoops up RGB Networks

January 26, 2015 2:03 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

[Updated 6:00PM Eastern] Imagine Communications is buying RGB Networks, which specializes in software-based dynamic ad insertion (DAI), just-in-time (JIT) packaging, and cloud DVR. No price was set. Imagine said it will bring on board the majority of RGB’s employees.

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Cablevision to offer Wi-Fi only phone service

January 26, 2015 12:25 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Starting next month, Cablevision will be the first cable operator to offer a Wi-Fi based phone service to both subscribers and non-subscribers. The service, which is called “Freewheel,” will provide users with unlimited data, talk and text over Cablevision’s 1.1 million New York metropolitan area Wi-Fi hotspots or anywhere else in the world where Wi-Fi is available.

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Charter ups DiGeronimo to EVP, product and strategy

January 26, 2015 12:18 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Charter Communications announced today that Rich DiGeronimo has been promoted to executive vice president, product and strategy where he will continue to report to COO John Bickham. DiGeronimo previously served as senior vice president, product and strategy since 2011.

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Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

January 26, 2015 12:15 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | Comments

Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. Based on a few days of viewing, Sling TV comes across as a good stopgap for those who don't already pay for cable or satellite — but it's not compelling enough for most people to cut the cord.

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