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Clearwire, Sequans fine-tuning TD-LTE

May 7, 2012 2:30 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire is rolling out a version that runs in unpaired spectrum, versus the paired spectrum flavor being used by every other major operator in the country.

NewNet re-launches with WiMAX at the Center

May 7, 2012 2:28 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Who says WiMAX is dead? Don’t tell that to the folks at NewNet Communication Technologies or the firm’s owner, Skyview Capital.

IT Financial Management Week - July 23-25, 2012

May 4, 2012 2:55 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

As offices are shifting toward new systems, IT Financial Management Week is a must-attend event to learn metrics that will help you analyze and forecast your actual IT spend.

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O’Carroll announces retirement from Rogers Cable

May 3, 2012 6:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

After 17 years and a nearly complete overhaul and integration of the company’s wireline and wireless networks, O’Carroll said he’s looking forward to time on his own.

Cablevision adds video subs in Q1

May 3, 2012 2:38 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The achievement aggravates analysts, however, since it was based on promotional pricing that compromised cash flow.

Cox Business cues up social media site for small businesses

May 3, 2012 2:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Business has launched a new website in order to help small businesses foster and coordinate their social media efforts.

TWC partners with American Express to promote SignatureHome

May 3, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is enticing American Express cardholders to sign up for its premium SignatureHome Premium View tier thorough an exclusive partnership.

Verizon goes on offense against AWS deal critics

May 3, 2012 2:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless sent the FCC a 14-page screed denouncing critics of its AWS purchase to "address a litany of erroneous claims" from T-Mobile USA and a number of other groups.

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Colorado telecom overhaul in doubt this year

May 3, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A bill to end subsidies for phone service in rural areas is faltering.

TV's double vision: When 1 screen isn't enough

May 3, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Social networking is wreaking a profound change in TV-viewing habits.

Data additions drive Comcast’s Q1 revenue; video losses lessen

May 2, 2012 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

En route to a nearly 30 percent profit increase in the first quarter, Comcast slowed the bleeding of its basic video subscriber losses while it continued to add high-speed data customers.

FCC prolongs Verizon AWS review on document issues

May 2, 2012 2:29 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has tacked three weeks onto its review of Verizon's AWS spectrum purchase after the company and its partners failed to produce documents on time.

Ergen says Dish will make the bundle mobile

May 2, 2012 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company’s 10-year plan will focus on providing services both in the home and on the go – if it can capitalize on its wireless acquisitions.

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Motorola swings to $86M loss in Q1; shipments down

May 2, 2012 2:24 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility reported an operating loss of $86 million for the first quarter of 2012 – on $3.1 billion in revenues and a drop in total shipments of mobile devices.

Verizon Wireless home broadband service goes national

May 2, 2012 2:22 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless’ HomeFusion LTE-based broadband service is targeted at markets that are unserved or underserved.

Minerva Networks goes on a hiring spree

May 2, 2012 2:21 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Minerva Networks announced a slate of hires to fill out its management ranks. Todd Clayton, Chuck Morris, Chuck Yort and Pancrazio Auteri have joined the company.

Former Cablevision exec Bickham joins Rutledge at Charter

May 1, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications President and CEO Tom Rutledge went with the tried and true with the recent hiring of John Bickham as the MSO’s new chief operating officer.

Messaging for fun, profit

May 1, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

A top 5 MSO installs Front Porch’s messaging system and gets a huge boost in response rates on mobile phone app.

Verizon, cable ops open file access to avoid AWS delay

May 1, 2012 2:57 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and its cable partners in the AWS spectrum sale are taking steps to make transaction documents more accessible after Sprint and a number of other companies complained to the FCC.

Dish enters into TV Everywhere deal with regional carrier

May 1, 2012 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Being “restricted” to satellite distribution is merely encouragement for Dish to pursue novel strategies for providing advanced services.

Midcontinent teams up with N.D. to extend fiber-optic network

May 1, 2012 2:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Midcontinent Communications is working with the North Dakota Department of Commerce on a $3 million project to extend a fiber-optic network.

Preventing a broadband meltdown

April 30, 2012 9:27 pm | by Cam Cullen, vice president of global marketing at Procera Networks | Articles | Comments

The broadband market is experiencing major upheaval, and MSOs are at the center of the storm.

New Products – May 2012

April 30, 2012 7:58 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Harmonic announced it is bringing its video compression tech to the integrated receiver-decoder (IRD) market with the introduction of the ProView 7100, while Motorola Mobility has introduced a family of combo IRD-transcoders.

Home automation: The new frontier for service providers

April 30, 2012 7:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | Articles | Comments

Home automation services have a long way to go before they reach the level of comfort portrayed in “The Jetsons,” but service providers are ramping up their efforts to provide their subscribers with home automation creature comforts that go beyond simple security cams.

Open Mic - Advertising to the TV and IP-connected devices

April 30, 2012 6:35 pm | by Jeff Brooks, vice president of business development at Arris | Articles | Comments

Cable operators are by now very aware of the shifting landscape in content consumption and delivery technologies, as well as the potential changes this will drive in advertising on linear TV and IP-connected devices.

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