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

Citrix aims at mobile ops with Bytemobile buy

June 7, 2012 2:06 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The deal is designed to give Citrix access to Bytemobile’s potentially lucrative customer base of 130 mobile operators in 60 countries.


SmarDTV, Wiztivi intro solution for VOD on connected TVs

June 7, 2012 2:04 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The system, designed for the European HbbTV approach, relies on a set of open standards.


Major websites join the IPv6 party on World IPv6 Launch Day

June 6, 2012 2:47 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Today’s event puts the spotlight on the likes of Facebook, Google and Yahoo, which are launching formal support of IPv6 addressing. You’re all celebrating, right?


Verizon argues against PCS fix for LTE traffic

June 6, 2012 2:44 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Verizon Wireless said re-farming its PCS spectrum won't give it the capacity it needs to handle rising traffic on its LTE network


Cox survey: Parents doing better job of monitoring Internet safety

June 6, 2012 2:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The survey focused on Internet use by “tweens,” which it defined as kids between the ages of 10 and 13.


Comcast Media Center, In Demand provision new Pac-12 Networks

June 6, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The CMC and In Demand have been picked by Pac-12 Enterprises to work together to provision a broad range of technical distribution services for the Pac-12 Networks.


GCI, Alaska Communications plan new network

June 6, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

The two Alaska telecommunications companies announced a joint venture that they said should create the fastest wireless network in the state.


SCTE sets new record for Cable-Tec Expo abstract submissions

June 6, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

For the third time in four years, a record number of abstracts were submitted for the technical sessions at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando.


Hackers shut down India telecom operator's website

June 6, 2012 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A hacking group said it attacked the website of an Indian state-owned telecommunications provider, accusing the company of censoring content on the Internet.


Comcast achieves IPv6 milestone

June 5, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast has launched and enabled IPv6 in more than one-third of its broadband network.


New York state of mind: Some Charter execs will move to NYC office

June 5, 2012 2:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter said it would open the doors on a new office in the New York metro area that will house some of its senior executives.


Belden to buy Miranda for $330M

June 5, 2012 2:25 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The deal, instigated by investors who had long insisted Miranda was undervalued, will combine two companies with minimal product overlap.


Knology drops 12 new HD channels into Montgomery, Ala., lineup

June 5, 2012 2:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Knology is continuing to add HD channels to its systems while it waits for its $1.5 billion acquisition by Wide Open West to close.


Clearwire, Jolt Mobile sign WiMAX wholesale deal

June 5, 2012 2:16 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Clearwire signed up another wholesale customer with the addition of Jolt Mobile, a provider of prepaid and international calling for GSM phones.


Last lawsuit dropped against FCC white space order

June 5, 2012 2:14 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The last remaining court challenge to the FCC's white space order was withdrawn when the wireless microphone industry formally dismissed its petition for review of the regulations.



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