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NTIA report identifies prime spectrum, advocates sharing

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

NetAmerica, Panhandle light up Bonfire LTE

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

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

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Comcast tees up cloud-based phone service for businesses

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

Cities without FiOS protest Verizon, cable deal

March 27, 2012 2:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Five cities in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland that don't have Verizon's FiOS service are slamming the company's tie-up with cable operators.

Cable vet Carlucci onboard as Alticast’s CTO of Americas

March 27, 2012 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Interactive TV and middleware vendor Alticast has tapped cable industry veteran John Carlucci as its new chief technology officer for the Americas.

FTC report tackles privacy, suggests changes

March 27, 2012 2:50 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is calling on mobile companies to work toward improved privacy protections, including the development of shorter, more succinct privacy disclosures.

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Carlson, Neul intro white space system for WISPs

March 27, 2012 2:48 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The wireless system is designed to get service providers up and running with minimal investment.

Lantiq’s new ADSL chips add onboard Ethernet support

March 27, 2012 2:46 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The systems-on-a-chip (SoCs) are headed for gateways that can support Gigabit Ethernet connections.

GreenTouch unveils hyper-efficient FTTH

March 27, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The GreenTouch Consortium's latest contribution to the energy-efficiency of future communications networks was designed for fiber-to-the-home, but it has implications for the wireless space, as well.

Wowza backer takes a minority stake

March 27, 2012 2:40 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Summit Partners’ investment will help the streaming media specialist expand its marketing operations.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - SeaChange

March 26, 2012 4:55 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

See how SeaChange enables the world’s most exciting commercial multi-screen video services, fully integrating on-demand and linear television with iPads, PCs and smartphones.

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Comcast opens doors on Xfinity Customer Center in Colo.

March 26, 2012 2:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast is taking steps to improve its customers’ experience on several fronts, one of which includes the transformation of many of its customer service centers across its footprint.

TiVo fires back at Motorola in patent spat

March 26, 2012 2:48 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

TiVo ups the stakes in a patent dispute with Verizon’s supplier of DVRs by dragging Time Warner Cable into the fray

Verizon, cable ops shed light on AWS, marketing deals

March 26, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and the four cable operators it is buying spectrum from have presented the FCC with a nuanced explanation of a marketing and cross-selling arrangement that was penned at the same time the companies agreed on a $3.9 billion sale of AWS spectrum.

Whaleback picks Bright House to enable managed voice services

March 26, 2012 2:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Whaleback Managed Services picked Bright House Networks to help provision its managed voice services to a health care facility in Tampa Bay.

AT&T to FCC: 'I told you so' about T-Mobile layoffs

March 26, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T is linking the layoffs of 1,900 T-Mobile USA call center workers to the FCC's decision to block the two companies' merger, a scathing critique that prompted a quick response from the agency.

Hillcrest offers motion control for phones, tablets

March 26, 2012 2:36 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Hillcrest Labs might not be a household name, but it’s hoping to make its Freespace technology a common component in smartphones and tablets.

Australia bans Huawei from Web network

March 26, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citing hacking attacks attributed to China, Australia sours on Chinese network gear suppliers.

All aboard the Buckeye Express: Buckeye bows 110 Mbps wideband tier

March 23, 2012 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Buckeye CableSystem has launched a DOCSIS 3.0-based wideband tier with download speeds of up to 110 Mbps.

CPE brought into IPv6 test process

March 23, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory will be testing gateways for IPv6 conformance during a mid-April testing event.

Time Warner Cable pumps up data speeds in NY metro area

March 23, 2012 2:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable recently increased the speeds of some of its tiers at no additional cost in its New York metropolitan footprint.

Clearwire CFO lays out trump card: Capacity

March 23, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire finance chief Hope Cochran laid out the company's trump card at an investor conference yesterday: Operators need capacity, and Clearwire has it in spades.

Home network penetration tops 75%

March 23, 2012 2:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to a recent report by The Diffusion Group, eight out of 10 broadband-enabled households across the nation have home networks in place.

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