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Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

@ The Cable Show: Hey, do you remember the future?

May 23, 2012 10:10 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Is anyone ready for expanding the spectrum on their HFC networks to 1.7 GHz? DOCSIS transport at 1 Gbps? QAM modulation at 4,096 channels?


@ The Cable Show: FCC chief commends cable’s innovation efforts

May 22, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

In stark contrast to the dark days of former Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin’s reign, current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lavished praise on the cable industry for its innovative efforts.


Verizon advances 700 MHz sale with advisor picks

May 22, 2012 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon Wireless is taking steps to move forward with the sale of some of its valuable 700 MHz assets, a plan it said it will only follow through on if the FCC approves its AWS acquisition.


Google replaces Jha after closing Motorola deal

May 22, 2012 1:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Google has appointed Dennis Woodside as CEO of Motorola Mobility, wasting no time taking over control of the company.


Bright House, Cisco offer managed security services

May 22, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Bright House Networks and Cisco are working together to help enterprise, government, healthcare and educational institutions better handle security defenses in their networks.


@ The Cable Show: Verizon debuts video portal; Comcast a partner

May 22, 2012 12:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Verizon Wireless President and CEO Dan Mead announced his company’s new mobile video portal app, which is called “viewdini,” and he said that Comcast is the first announced cable operator partner.


FourthWall signs licensing agreement with Microsoft for STB data

May 22, 2012 10:23 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

FourthWall Media has inked a licensing agreement with Microsoft Advertising for set-top box data collection and a report processing system from Microsoft.


@ The Cable Show: User interfaces that don’t stink?

May 21, 2012 4:36 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Even though HTML5 is still evolving, creating user interfaces using the Web-based markup language are perfectly feasible today.


@ The Cable Show: Cable ecosystem turbo-charges speed-to-market cycles

May 21, 2012 4:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

There’s definitely a need for speed when it comes to the innovation cycles for new products and services.


@ The Cable Show: Boston will soon get Xcalibur, renamed X1

May 21, 2012 2:08 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Comcast is set to commercialize the app, which turns the second screen into a remote control and a host for interactive applications complementing what’s on TV.


T-Mobile, MetroPCS lobby FCC to limit Dish to 20 MHz

May 21, 2012 1:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS are lobbying the FCC to limit Dish Network's use of the spectrum it plans to use for an LTE network.


China approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

May 21, 2012 1:01 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

China’s go-ahead was all that was needed for the deal to move forward after antitrust agencies in the United States and Europe issued their statements of approval.


After a malicious attack, Voyager Mobile launches

May 21, 2012 12:59 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Voyager Mobile is a new prepaid MVNO using Sprint’s 3G and WiMAX networks.


In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable

May 21, 2012 12:56 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The government never mentions the cable anymore, and Internet here remains the slowest in the hemisphere.


TWC, Cox, Bright House, Comcast team up for Wi-Fi roaming

May 21, 2012 11:56 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Subscribers from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cablevision and Cox Communications will be able to log in to each other’s Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to a new roaming agreement.



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