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Verizon defends cable deal redactions

February 13, 2012 3:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is refusing to reverse redactions about its marketing side deal with cable operators forged in its $4 billion acquisition of their AWS spectrum.

N.Y. cable dispute blacks out Knicks, 4 NHL teams

February 13, 2012 3:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers lost TV access to the NBA's Knicks and the NHL's Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Sabres because of a fight over rate increases between the cable giant and MSG Network.

Comcast’s thePlatform promotes three execs

February 13, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Video management and publishing vendor thePlatform announced that three of its executives have been promoted.

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AT&T customers surprised by 'unlimited’ data limit

February 13, 2012 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under a new policy, AT&T has started cutting their data speeds as part of an attempt to manage data usage on its network.

Netflix trims Q4 earnings to account for $9M settlement

February 13, 2012 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix pressed the rewind button on its fourth-quarter earnings after settling allegations that the video subscription service violated a consumer privacy law.

Vodafone eyes bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide

February 13, 2012 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile phone company, said it is considering a possible bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide, causing shares in the telecoms network provider to jump 27 percent.

Suddenlink has TiVo’s Premiere in 40+ communities

February 10, 2012 3:19 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With the addition of four more communities in Texas, Suddenlink Communications has the TiVo Premiere DVR available in more than 40 communities across its footprint.

Synacor debuts as a public company

February 10, 2012 3:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Synacor finally became a public company, opening on the Nasdaq exchange.

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Alcatel-Lucent inks patent deal amid mixed Q4 results

February 10, 2012 3:17 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent moved to cash in on the booming intellectual property market amid mixed fourth-quarter results, offering licenses to its 29,000 strong patent portfolio.

Report: Apple to unveil new iPad in March

February 10, 2012 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AllThingsD, a website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, says Apple is holding an event in San Francisco.

More on Shaw’s network upgrades for Exo branding

February 10, 2012 2:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Shaw Communications CTO Dennis Steiger provides a few more details on the company’s engineering efforts that are behind its Exo brand.

Shaw’s engineering efforts pay off with launch of Exo

February 9, 2012 4:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Exo features HD signals in a higher, less compressed bit rate for improved quality and a larger selection of on-demand titles in full 1080p HD, along with fiber-based Internet speeds of up to 250 Mbps.

Optimum Lightpath cooks up suite of services for local governments

February 9, 2012 4:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite helps counties, cities, townships and municipalities reduce their telecommunications costs by bundling Ethernet, telephony and Web conferencing services together.

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AT&T, competitors spar over FCC legislation

February 9, 2012 4:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T and a number of its competitors have come out on opposite sides of the fence about provisions in a House bill that would strip the FCC of some of its authority to govern spectrum auctions.

BendBroadband joins TV Everywhere fray with Turner

February 8, 2012 2:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In keeping with its legacy of being a cable innovator, BendBroadband launched its TV Everywhere service with video content available from Turner Broadcasting.

Sprint’s iPhone gamble widens losses

February 8, 2012 2:22 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint's bet on the iPhone helped it bring in the highest number of new customers in six years during the fourth quarter, but the success came at a hefty price.

More than 2M viewers live stream Super Bowl online

February 8, 2012 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

That's a small fraction of the record 111.3 million viewers that watched NBC's broadcast of the big game. But it was still enough to make it the most-watched single-game sports event online, according to the network.

Poll: TV still trumps Web for campaign news

February 8, 2012 2:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In this campaign season, the social networks have nothing on the news networks.

In-Building Enterprise Connectivity – The Last 100 Yards

February 8, 2012 1:18 pm | by Matt Squire, former CTO of Overture Networks, and Andy Paff, managing director of Headwaters | Articles | Comments

When connecting a business customer with carrier Ethernet, the last 100 yards is critical.

In the media: Rogers, BCE take Apple’s iTV for a trial spin

February 7, 2012 1:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Apple’s TV sets have been the subject of rumor and conjecture for quite some time, especially since a biography on Steve Jobs said he had found a way to come up with an Apple-based TV user interface.

Industry Canada clears Dish Network, TerreStar deal

February 7, 2012 1:26 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Industry Canada cleared Dish Network's acquisition of TerreStar's satellite spectrum across the United States' northern border.

Alcatel-Lucent banks on customer service

February 7, 2012 1:22 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent is throwing its weight behind software that allows wireless operators to get a better understanding of what their customers are actually experiencing when they access the network.

Report: Apple snags big chunk of Q4 smartphone sales

February 7, 2012 1:18 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Android stood out as the top smartphone pick for those new to the market. Among the first-time smartphone buyers in the quarter, 57 percent purchased Android phones compared with just 34 percent who purchased iPhones.

Cable demos ad insertion in VOD stream

February 6, 2012 3:10 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The achievements of the latest interop at CableLabs move cable’s common ad platform a few steps closer to commercialization.

Verizon to set up streaming service with Redbox

February 6, 2012 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Communications will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.

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