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

NEC buys Convergys’ BSS operation for $449M

March 22, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

NEC will pair the BSS acquisition with its NetCracker operation, which specializes in operations support systems (OSS) products.

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College sports network signs with CMC

March 22, 2012 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Raycom Sports has selected the Comcast Media Center to manage and deliver its ACC games on-demand.

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Review: New iPad screen is eye-opening upgrade

March 22, 2012 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Beware the new iPad: Not because it's an inferior product, but because it's a superior one. Using one is like living the life of a millionaire for a day, then getting dumped back in your regular life. Your eyes are now opened to how miserable your existence is.

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Comcast, Liberty Global pump $11M into ad firm Integrate

March 21, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Liberty Global Ventures and Comcast Ventures stepped to the plate to lead an $11 million second round of financing for advertising enabler Integrate, led by Jeremy Bloom.

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Kline latest exec to leave Cablevision

March 21, 2012 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The turnstile for executives who have left Cablevision since late last year continued to spin with the news that David Kline has stepped down from his leadership position at Cablevision Media Sales.

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FCC vote may advance Dish spectrum use

March 21, 2012 2:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The FCC is expected to pass a proposal at its open meeting, which could advance Dish Network's plans to use its satellite spectrum for an LTE network.

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Time Warner Cable Media pumps up tourism in N.C

March 21, 2012 2:29 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The North Carolina Division of Tourism has forged a partnership with Time Warner Cable Media that will promote tourism across the state via on-demand long-form videos.

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SeaChange divests server and storage unit

March 21, 2012 2:27 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

An investment group bought the operation, which will be operated as a standalone company named XOR Media.

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Under pressure, Miranda evaluates ‘partnerships’

March 21, 2012 2:25 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

With investors unhappy about the company’s stock price, the company scrambles to keep control of its board and its fate.

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Broadcom buying BroadLight for about $195M

March 21, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Semiconductor company Broadcom is buying privately held BroadLight for about $195 million in order to expand its broadband access portfolio and help deliver next-generation technologies.

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Virgin Mobile hit by national data, SMS outage

March 21, 2012 2:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA is recovering from a national outage that has left customers across the country without data or text messaging service.

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New set-tops could save millions of kilowatts a year

March 20, 2012 3:30 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The inclusion of a “light sleep” mode can help set-tops consume more than 20 percent less energy than boxes lacking the option.

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Google, Motorola merger held up by China review

March 20, 2012 3:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

China's antitrust authorities are prolonging a second investigation into Google's $12.5 billion merger with Motorola Mobility.

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Motorola Mobility, EdgeCast partner up on CDN offering

March 20, 2012 3:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Motorola Mobility has added a content delivery network option into its roster through a partnership with EdgeCast Networks that will also extend its reach globally.

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Bernstein: Sprint bankruptcy a 'very legitimate risk'

March 20, 2012 3:24 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Sprint's stock took a hit after a prominent research firm downgraded the operator on a "very legitimate risk" of bankruptcy, sending the operator's shares down 4.5 percent after a recent rally.

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