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

Expo attendance down slightly from previous year

October 25, 2010 8:45 am | by CED staff | Comments

But the New Orleans show featured more than 60 new technology vendors, more international attendees and more than 100 new SCTE members.

Verizon posts 25% profit drop for Q3

October 25, 2010 8:40 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Verizon was held back by a one-time charge for a pension settlement and the performance of its landline operations.


Ikanos bows NodeScale Vectoring to accelerate DSL

October 25, 2010 8:35 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

The technique is based on the G.993.5 ITU standard for limiting crosstalk.


Sigma promises long-awaited chip

October 25, 2010 8:30 am | by Brian Santo | Comments combines communications on coax, TCP and power lines.

CommScope in talks with Carlyle on $2.98B buyout

October 25, 2010 8:25 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

CommScope has confirmed that it is in discussions with The Carlyle Group regarding a potential transaction.


Comcast's Poole takes Cable-Tec Games title

October 25, 2010 8:20 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Precision in cable capabilities wins out.


Spice launches 1st 3-D-capable, glassless cell phone

October 25, 2010 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

The M-67 3-D features an auto-stereoscopic display.

Gemalto sues Google, others over Android

October 25, 2010 8:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Gemalto has slapped Google, HTC, Samsung and Motorola with a lawsuit.


Online TV spats mean fewer free shows on Web

October 25, 2010 8:05 am | by Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writer | Comments

Broadcasters have taken a big step toward eliminating free TV shows on the Web.

Netflix suffers big outage as stock hits new peak

October 25, 2010 8:00 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

While Netflix shareholders celebrated Thursday, the video subscription service's customers griped about a website outage.

Charter completes sale of cable systems to CoBridge

October 22, 2010 8:30 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Charter has completed the sale of cable systems serving approximately 65,000 subscribers.

Shaw appoints new CEO; Q4 income down

October 22, 2010 8:25 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Bradley Shaw is taking over for Jim Shaw as the company's new CEO.

ADB buys Pirelli Broadband Solutions

October 22, 2010 8:20 am | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Pirelli supplies broadband gateways, IPTV set-top boxes, fixed/mobile convergence devices.

Synacor hires new COO

October 22, 2010 8:10 am | by Brian Santo | Comments

Former Comcast exec to join the company

FCC to propose incentive auctions

October 22, 2010 8:05 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Genachowski wants Congress to give the agency the authority to conduct incentive auctions.


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