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Shaw Business checks in with Wi-Fi service for medical centers

March 29, 2012 2:41 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Shaw Business, the commercial services arm of Shaw Communications, has inked an agreement to provide Wi-Fi, Internet and networking services to BC Biomedical Laboratories.


Arris workforce management system now supports Android

March 29, 2012 2:37 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Arris has added support for the Android OS to its WorkAssure Workforce Management system for service provider customers whose technicians and installers are adopting Android-based mobile devices as work tools.


Report: U.S. smartphone ownership matches feature phones

March 29, 2012 2:35 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Comments

Almost half of U.S. mobile subscribers now own smartphones, according to Nielsen.


Best Buy posts dismal Q4, will close 50 stores

March 29, 2012 2:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Best Buy will close 50 of its big-box stores after the company posted fourth-quarter earnings that showed a $1.7 billion loss.


Rogers takes aim at DAI in VOD with BlackArrow

March 28, 2012 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

BlackArrow notched a big customer win for its dynamic ad insertion (DAI) in VOD platform with Rogers Communications.


Alticast, Cisco help Videotron improve TV service

March 28, 2012 3:05 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

It also appears that Videotron will offer limited a la carte, as well.


Cisco to buy ClearAccess’ software operation

March 28, 2012 3:03 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The acquisition would give Cisco direct title to critical software for home network visibility and management based on TR-069 standards.


Sprint mulls LTE tie-ups with regional carriers

March 28, 2012 3:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Sprint may consider partnering with regional wireless providers on LTE through network sharing and spectrum hosting arrangements, according to a top network executive.


NTIA report identifies prime spectrum, advocates sharing

March 28, 2012 2:59 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

The U.S. Department of Commerce, through the NTIA, announced the results of a report that found 95 MHz of prime spectrum could be repurposed for wireless broadband use.


Comcast names Rudnay chief communications officer

March 28, 2012 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast announced today that D’Arcy Rudnay was named to the newly created position of chief communications officer.


Charter Business hires Fair as VP of channel sales

March 28, 2012 2:55 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter Business has hired Michael Fair as its new vice president of channel sales and national accounts.


NetAmerica, Panhandle light up Bonfire LTE

March 28, 2012 2:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Panhandle Telephone Cooperative is about to switch on LTE service in rural Oklahoma, and it won't do it alone: It's getting help from the NetAmerica Alliance


Aurora wins SCTE Canadian Summit’s Technology Challenge

March 28, 2012 2:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Aurora Network’s Remote QAM module took the top honors at the SCTE Canadian Summit’s Technology Challenge yesterday.


Comcast tees up cloud-based phone service for businesses

March 27, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Comcast continued its push in the commercial services sector with the recent launch of a cloud-based VoIP service for businesses.


Time Warner Cable uses mPortal to provision My TWC app

March 27, 2012 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable’s My TWC mobile gateway, which lets subscribers access and manage their Time Warner accounts remotely on their Android and iOS devices, is being powered by mPortal.



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