Subscribe to CED Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Broadband Direct

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

Time Warner Cable picks joint messaging platform from Openwave, Scality

October 30, 2012 1:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Openwave is a provider of universal messaging software offerings, while Scality’s specialty is storage infrastructure. The two companies created a strategic alliance, whereby Openwave Messaging bundles and resells Scality’s Ring Organic stateless storage as part of its Universal Messaging Suite.


Sprint investments in Clearwire limited by Softbank deal

October 30, 2012 1:51 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Softbank's pending control of Sprint's purse strings could be bad news for Clearwire's ability to tap its largest shareholder for cash. Sprint has been a frequent source of capital for the perennially cash-poor WiMAX operator, having invested billions to fund Clearwire and gain access to its mobile broadband network.


Cable Center elects 3 new board members, realigns focus

October 30, 2012 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The new board members are Paul Cronin, senior vice president of customer experience at Cox Communications; Phil McKinney, president and CEO of CableLabs; and Comcast’s Kyle McSlarrow, who was recently named regional vice president of the Mountain Region.


Videotron selects Aurora Networks’ DWDM technology

October 30, 2012 1:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Videotron was already an Aurora customer after deploying the vendor’s “Fiber Deep” architecture in 2008. Cable operators are looking at deploying more Fiber Deep offerings to extend the life of their networks while adding more bandwidth.


Telecoms start checking storm damage

October 30, 2012 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Phone and cable companies started assessing the damage in the storm-hit areas of the East Coast amid widespread reports of phone outages in flooded areas. Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and AT&T all were affected in the area by Hurricane Sandy.


DLNA doubles up on certification of audio, video systems

October 29, 2012 1:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The Digital Living Network Alliance announced that it has seen a surge in the number of DLNA-certified audio/video (AV) products, along with more than 500 certifications of systems to date. The certifications for products have doubled since 2010.


Roku search cuts across OTT universe

October 29, 2012 1:09 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Roku has updated its guide in the U.S. so that customers can search for content across several of the leading over-the-top sources. The issue is whether their customers – all of the various service providers – want to implement it in the way Roku has.


Time Warner Cable cuts first major Lakers deal

October 29, 2012 1:07 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Time Warner Cable said it had signed up Charter Communications, which has around 290,000 subscribers in the Los Angeles area. Time Warner Cable also said it had agreed to terms with Verizon Communications, whose subscriber numbers in the region were not immediately clear.


FCC opens review of T-Mobile, MetroPCS merger

October 29, 2012 1:06 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

The FCC kicked off its formal review of T-Mobile USA's merger with MetroPCS when it accepted the companies' application to transfer control of spectrum licenses. The deal will strengthen T-Mobile's position as the country's fourth-largest wireless operator.


Report: IP edge routers help carriers with video, mobility, cloud

October 29, 2012 1:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Carriers can overcome the triple threat of video, mobility and cloud-based services by making the transition to a more distributed, converged IP edge architecture that utilizes advanced IP edge routers, according to a recent white paper by Infonetics Research.


Bahamas cable company plans Florida expansion

October 29, 2012 1:01 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

A cable and Internet provider in the Bahamas says it is planning to expand to the nearby U.S. state of Florida. Cable Bahamas says a $65 million deal would give the Nassau-based company access to millions of potential customers in Florida.


Spectrum sale, increase in data subs drive Comcast’s Q3 results

October 26, 2012 3:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

The sale of spectrum to Verizon Wireless and a 10 percent gain in data subscribers contributed to Comcast more than doubling its third-quarter profit. In its third-quarter earnings report, Comcast’s net income was $2.11 billion, or 78 cents per share.


@ TelcoTV: IPTV is about engaging consumers

October 26, 2012 3:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

For AT&T, the IPTV game right now is about engagement. Customers who interact with their TVs churn at a much lower rate. And 65 percent to 70 percent of AT&T's viewers use a mobile device while they are watching TV several times a week.


Clearwire halves June LTE plans as growth falters

October 26, 2012 3:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Clearwire has dramatically reduced the number of TD-LTE cell sites it plans to have on air by next summer amid declines in its wholesale business and listless retail growth. The operator will now install just 2,000 TD-LTE base stations by the end of June 2013, less than half of the 5,000 it previously planned to roll out.


Time Warner Cable names 3 AVPs for NYC service area

October 26, 2012 3:28 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable has firmed up its leadership team in the company’s New York City service area with the recent appointments of three area vice presidents. As new area vice presidents, Brien Kelley, Gregg Cory and Anthony Ontiveros report to John Quigley, regional vice president of operations for New York City.



You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.