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China Mobile Research aiming at 800 Gbps wireless

January 20, 2015 1:44 pm | by Ben Munson, Wireless Week | Comments

A new 5G research partnership involving China Mobile Research Institute and Nutaq Innovation will start work on testing and fine-tuning massive MIMO antenna applications, with a goal of 800 Gbps speeds -- far, far beyond the typical aims for  5G technology.

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Carlucci promoted to CEO at Alticast North America

January 20, 2015 1:07 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Alticast has promoted John Carlucci to the new position of president of Alticast North America. He has been Alticast’s CTO for the last three years, and he will keep that title as well. Carlucci joined the company from Time Warner Cable.

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Vubiquity inks deal with NCTC

January 20, 2015 12:47 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Vubiquity has signed a deal to provide National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) members with its integrated MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 linear platform, which is called “LiveVU.” Vubiquity's LiveVU hosted MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 service enables NCTC members to retire aging MPEG-2 transcoding systems while moving from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4 for improved bandwidth. 

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Bright House Networks, NetCracker complete 1st phase of BSS upgrade

January 20, 2015 12:41 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Bright House Networks and NetCracker have checked off the first phase of a large-scale BSS and customer experience upgrade off of their to-do list. The project includes consolidating and replacing Bright House Networks’ billing system as well as new CRM and e-commerce implementations.

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Comcast donates to Internet Society to develop IXPs in Latin America

January 20, 2015 12:37 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Comcast has donated an unspecified amount of funds to the Internet Society to help build out more robust broadband infrastructure in Latin America, including Paraguay and Bolivia. The Internet Society said it would use the Comcast funding to broaden its Internet Exchange Point (IXP) initiatives in Latin America.

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Amazon branching out from TV series to movie production

January 20, 2015 12:33 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Amazon Studios is branching out from television series to movies, announcing plans to begin producing and acquiring original movies for theatrical release and, within weeks, video streaming. Just five years after its launch, Amazon Studios says it will begin producing motion pictures this year and aims to release a dozen original "prestige movies" annually.

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NBC to stream Super Bowl for free

January 20, 2015 12:15 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Comcast is extending its habit of using big events to promote broadband TV, with its NBC subsidiary set to stream the Super Bowl for free to tablets and PCs. The stream will include a total of 11 hours of content, including the game itself and the halftime show. 

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WOW Business rolls 110 Mbps into four more states

January 16, 2015 1:30 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

WOW Business has reached markets in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Kansas with its ongoing rollout of 110 Mbps service across its footprint. In addition, WOW! Business has increased the speed of its $60 service from 15/2 Mbps to 30/5 Mbps.

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Cuomo admin to expand broadband access in NY

January 16, 2015 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The Cuomo administration wants to give every corner of New York access to broadband Internet by 2019. If approved by state lawmakers the expansion plan would set aside $500 million to go to private broadband providers who invest a matching amount.

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Vubiquity hires Warner Bros. exec as marketing EVP

January 16, 2015 12:58 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Vubiquity has hired Michele Edelman as its Executive vice president of marketing and communications.  Edelman had most recently been vice president, worldwide direct to consumer marketing in the home entertainment division of Warner Bros. Studios.

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Jasper plans to join ranks of gigabit cities

January 16, 2015 12:47 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

The city of Jasper, Indiana, said it has entered a deal with Smithville Communications and its Smithville Telecom subsidiary to rewire the city with fiber. Smithville Telecom will be based on equipment from Calix, and connectivity will be FTTP. Access is going to be 1 Gbps symmetrical.

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Apple aims to unify home networking with HomeKit

January 15, 2015 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Think of HomeKit as a way to unify smart-home products from different manufacturers. Currently, if Acme Co. makes a light switch, you need to download Acme's app to control it remotely. With HomeKit, companies can integrate their apps into a single software platform that you control from your iPhone or iPad.

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Itochu, Amagi, to stream Japanese channels worldwide

January 15, 2015 1:51 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDmagazine | Comments

MSOs have benefited by providing content for defined ethnic communities in their footprints, either broadcasting in heritage languages or sourcing content produced in ancestral countries. The move by ICS should make it easier for international partners to provide Japanese content to Japanese-speaking audiences.

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Nair joins Schanz as co-chair of SCTE’s Energy 2020 initiative

January 15, 2015 1:36 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has brought an international presence to its “Energy 2020” program by announcing this morning that Liberty Global CTO and executive vice president Balan Nair was named co-chair. Nair joined John Schanz, chief network officer and executive vice president, Comcast as co-chair of Energy 2020.

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Charter adds 3 to government affairs team

January 15, 2015 1:29 pm | by Mike Robuck, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Charter Communications announced this morning that it had hired three executives for the company’s government affairs team. Adam Falk was named senior vice president, government affairs while Waldo McMillan and Tamara Lipper Smith were hired to the roles of vice president, government affairs.

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