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Ciena upgrades tech to head toward 400G networking

March 6, 2012 3:02 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The company's WaveLogic 3 includes an optical transmitter that incorporates DSP.

N.Y. Gov. proposes $25M for rural broadband

March 6, 2012 2:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to use a job creation fund to extend broadband to rural New York communities, some of which lack even cellular coverage.

2012 FTTH Conference & Expo

March 6, 2012 2:16 pm | Events

More than 2,000 people from across the fiber to the home industry gathering under one roof to learn, network and join together to create an all-fiber future!

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TWC selects Nagra-OpenTV’s next-gen billing platform

March 5, 2012 1:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable Media is the first cable operator to pick Nagra-OpenTV’s EclipsePlus/xG Billing offering, which is the vendor’s first module in its forthcoming line of next-generation advanced advertising products.

Verizon, cable ops defend AWS sale

March 5, 2012 1:53 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless defended its $3.9 billion purchase of spectrum from four cable companies against critics of the deal in documents filed with the FCC, and it continued to insist the Commission exclude a marketing side deal from its review of the transaction.

FCC puts Dish LTE on ice

March 5, 2012 1:51 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC cleared Dish Network's satellite spectrum acquisition but put the company's wireless plans on the back burner, denying a waiver to use the airwaves for a land-based next-generation LTE-Advanced network.

Suddenlink finishes 20 Mbps data rollout in Arizona

March 5, 2012 1:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Suddenlink Communications has largely completed the launch of its 20 Mbps broadband service in the former NPG Cable systems it bought last year.

Upfront - March 2012

March 2, 2012 7:15 pm | by CED Magazine | Articles | Comments

Comcast, Verizon come out punching; Canoe Ventures shuts down iTV business; Cable closes in on universal support for TV apps; IP-based home security on the rise ...

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Bandwidth: The Gold Rush of the cable industry

March 2, 2012 7:05 pm | by John Dahlquist, vice president of marketing at Aurora Networks | Articles | Comments

Bandwidth remains one of a broadband operator’s most valued assets. As the industry evolves and advanced services flourish, it has quickly become the commodity on which revenue-generating service opportunities are dependent.

Pushing 802.11n technology to new heights

March 2, 2012 6:58 pm | by Sam Heidari, CEO Quantenna | Articles | Comments

In most cases, 802.11n technology actually offers superior video-handling performance, coverage and cost-effectiveness to wired options including MoCA, HPNA and powerline communications (PLC).

Open Mic - Smaller ops can regain an edge

March 2, 2012 5:25 pm | by Joseph Nucara, CEO of Adara Networks | Articles | Comments

Popular demand for high-definition TV and the need to migrate to Internet protocol video delivery pose severe challenges, particularly for smaller operators with constrained resources.

Engineering-Wise - Smart energy management

March 2, 2012 5:21 pm | by Thomas Russell, Senior director of standards for the SCTE | Articles | Comments

Growing energy costs are not limited to consumption by electronics alone. An undesirable byproduct of high-speed broadband transmission electronics is heat, and plenty of it.

Capital Currents - FCC Advisory Committees

March 2, 2012 5:11 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, President, Telecommunications & Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

Maybe you’ve heard the term “FCC Advisory Committee” and wondered what it means. Or maybe you’ve read about a particular one of the FCC’s Advisory Committees and wondered what it does. Here’s an answer to your questions.

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New Products - March 2012

March 2, 2012 5:04 pm | by CED Magazine | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Harris to debut QuiC software at NAB Show; ZCorum, Incognito combo on DSL service management; VeEX intros mini OTDR.

Comcast Business Services launches chamber referral program

March 2, 2012 1:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast Business Services recently announced the regional rollout of its chamber referral program in Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia.

Verizon, MetroPCS net neutrality suit to proceed

March 2, 2012 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A court challenge to the FCC's controversial net neutrality regulations will proceed after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the agency's request to delay the case.

BendBroadband's Vault data center passes SSAE 16 audit

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

BendBroadband's data center, Vault, recently passed the Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 16 audit process with flying colors.

Broadcast networks gang up on Aereo

March 2, 2012 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The start-up based its approach on the network DVR concept that Cablevision established as legally defensible.

AT&T officially throttles all unlimited plans

March 2, 2012 1:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T confirmed that it will begin throttling customers with 3G unlimited plans that exceed 3 GB of data in a single billing cycle. Speeds will return to normal at the start of the next billing cycle.

Rogers shoots, scores on Toronto Raptors live streaming

March 2, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

NBA fans will be able to watch Sportsnet's live coverage of Toronto Raptors hoops games on their computers and smartphones.

Q&A: CableLabs CEO Liao weighs in on Canoe, industry initiatives

March 1, 2012 4:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

There's a busy year ahead for Liao and CableLabs before he leaves in December.

Microsoft, Adobe, others line up behind MPEG DASH

March 1, 2012 4:02 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Support for a universal streaming video technology is growing, but Apple's refusal to play along could be problematic.

Cisco preps next-gen Wi-Fi hotspots

March 1, 2012 4:00 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Product Releases | Comments

Cisco is taking aim at the burgeoning small cell market with a new generation of hotspots that will bring a cellular-type roaming experience to Wi-Fi.

FCC to vote on 700 MHz interoperability, MSS

March 1, 2012 3:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Small wireless operators whose LTE services can't roam onto the networks of national providers because of interoperability problems could see some progress on the issue at the FCC's next open meeting.

Ex-SeaChange CEO joins Casa Systems' board

March 1, 2012 3:57 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Bill Styslinger has been an investor in the company since 2005.

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