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Rogers posts Q1 revenue of $2.95B

April 25, 2012 2:37 pm | by The Canadian Press | Comments

Rogers Communications is reporting a slip in revenue and profit for the first quarter in the face of fierce competition in its cable and wireless divisions.


Ericsson’s profit doubles on smartphone unit selloff

April 25, 2012 2:35 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Ericsson managed to double its first-quarter profits despite slumping sales after its divestiture of its smartphone business buoyed its bottom line.


LG Electronics returns to profit on mobile, TVs

April 25, 2012 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

LG Electronics posted its first profit in three quarters, beating expectations thanks to a revival in its mobile business and demand for high-end TVs.


Report: Mobile space will help DPI market hit $2B by 2016

April 25, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Spurred on by the build-out of LTE networks, the deep packet inspection market is projected to reach $2 billion in revenues in four years.


Google launches storage service for personal files

April 25, 2012 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services.


Epix adds original programming to its video mix

April 25, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Multi-platform video vendor Epix will be serving up its own original programming, including documentaries, movies, comedies and sporting events.


Apple stock soars 10% on Q2 performance

April 25, 2012 2:23 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | Comments

Apple’s stock gained back much of the 12 percent loss it suffered in the previous weeks’ nose dive after the company reported $39.2 billion in revenue and sales of 35.1 million iPhones in its fiscal second quarter.


Wireless standards groups agree on home networking goals

April 24, 2012 2:26 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

Companies that expect mobile and fixed devices to play a part in home network environments realize they need open APIs and other forms of connectivity.


Britt, White appeal for retrans consent reform

April 24, 2012 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The CEOs of Time Warner Cable and DirecTV add their voices to those who say the retransmission rules are outdated and broken.


U-verse TV adds 200K subs in Q1

April 24, 2012 2:13 pm | by Brian Santo | Comments

The company is gaining success with the U-verse bundle, with high TV-data attachment rates


Time Warner Cable boosts data speeds across New England, adds D3

April 24, 2012 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Time Warner Cable has ramped up the data speeds for residential subscribers across Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and it added DOCSIS 3.0-based tiers.


Midcontinent connects with Synacor on TV Everywhere

April 24, 2012 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

Midcontinent Communications has signed on with Synacor to help provision its TV Everywhere services, which include HBO Go and Max Go, to its subscribers.


Knology adds more HD channels in Ala., Ga. systems

April 24, 2012 1:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | Comments

While WOW works on the details of its impending purchase of Knology, Knology is sticking with its plan of offering more HD channels to its subscribers.


AT&T adds 4.3M iPhones, outpacing Verizon

April 24, 2012 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

AT&T posted strong results as its iPhone activations outpaced those of competitor Verizon Wireless during the first three months of the year.


ST-Ericsson to cut 1,700 jobs in restructuring

April 24, 2012 1:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Comments

Chip maker ST-Ericsson is selling off its application processor business to one of its parent companies and laying off about one-fourth of its staff as part of a major restructuring.



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