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Boxee makes move to the cloud

June 4, 2012 2:00 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company is beta testing an iPhone app aimed at making it easier to store and share personal video.

Clearwire links up with regional ops, joins RCA

June 4, 2012 1:58 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire signed up with the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) today, citing "many of the same advocacy concerns" as the trade group's members.

AT&T, rivals square off on interoperability

June 4, 2012 1:56 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T and its smaller competitors faced off on whether the lower 700 MHz band should be made interoperable in statements filed with the FCC.


C Spire sues AT&T over alleged collusion

June 4, 2012 11:56 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

C Spire is suing AT&T and two of its vendors for allegedly colluding to manipulate the LTE standards process so it and other regional operators would be prevented from building out their networks.

T-Mobile report slams VZW’s use of spectrum

June 1, 2012 1:05 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A new study conducted by Roberson and Associates and commissioned by T-Mobile USA refutes Verizon Wireless' claim that it is the most efficient of the major U.S. carriers in its use of spectrum.

Recognizing, resolving LTE/cable TV interference Issues

June 1, 2012 10:56 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | White Papers

This white paper covers what makes LTE different from previous technologies and the difference between LTE-related ingress and egress issues.

Need for speed: Kabel Deutschland uses Arris gear to hit 4.7 Gbps

May 31, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Arris and Kabel Deutschland proved there’s plenty of mileage left in DOCSIS 3.0 by reaching a downstream speed of 4.7 Gbps in a field trial that used existing standards, technology and hardware.

Comcast’s VoiceEdge for businesses available across Michigan

May 31, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast’s cloud-based VoIP service for businesses, Comcast Business VoiceEdge, is now available across Michigan.


CMC’s Hits signs deal to distribute In Demand’s VOD movies

May 31, 2012 2:28 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable operators will now be able to tap into video-on-demand movies from In Demand Networks.

Aereo CEO: News Corp.’s lawsuit could kill us

May 31, 2012 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aereo accuses News Corp. of deliberately waiting to sue until after it began operations, because waiting was the more damaging course of action.

Verizon CTO cautious on small cells, Wi-Fi

May 31, 2012 2:23 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon CTO Tony Melone turned away from the wireless industry's sometimes hyperbolic optimism about new technologies during an investor conference.

Frontier prepares to offer mobile backhaul

May 31, 2012 2:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company deploys Cisco’s ASR 9000 router to support backhaul services for wireless carriers.

Windstream to cull up to 400 management positions

May 31, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After buying nine companies since 2006, Windstream said that it is streamlining management positions by cutting 375 to 400 jobs.


Verizon to unleash 300 Mbps broadband tier

May 30, 2012 3:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Starting next month, Verizon will push its broadband speed needle up to 300 Mbps on the downstream, with 65 Mbps on the upstream.

RCN taps thePlatform to back TV Everywhere service

May 30, 2012 3:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

RCN plans to roll out the service later this year, accessible through its TiVo set-tops.

A zettabyte a year on the Internet by 2016

May 30, 2012 3:08 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Surprise! Internet traffic continues to increase, according to a pair of forecasts. The question in some quarters will be how to monetize the growth.

Charter adds 20 more HD channels in Great Lake state

May 30, 2012 3:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter drops in 20 more HD channels in Michigan, for a total of 100.

TWC engineers IP workaround for Fleet Week in NYC

May 30, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable posted a blog and video yesterday about how the cable operator overcomes the frequency noise that is associated with Fleet Week in New York City.

Sprint sets hard stop for iDEN operations

May 30, 2012 3:03 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint plans to shut down its iDEN network as early as June 30, 2013, allowing it to reuse the service's spectrum for LTE.

FCC wireless chief Kaplan resigns

May 30, 2012 3:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has resigned after a tumultuous one-year term.

Clearfield intros new combo cabinet

May 30, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The company’s FieldSmart Hub Collapse Cabinet (HCC) can house both optical components and fiber terminations.

Jungo’s gateway software expands IPV6 support

May 29, 2012 2:08 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The company includes a dual-stack approach that will enable operators to support both IPv4 and IPv6 equipment.

Sunrise Telecom appoints new directors

May 29, 2012 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company’s board adds expertise in finance, small-cap companies and turnaround situations.

Comcast debuts app for on-demand streaming to Android devices

May 29, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has added on-demand streaming capabilities to Android devices on its free Xfinity TV Player app.

Sprint gets $1B loan for Ericsson network gear

May 29, 2012 1:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint has landed a $1 billion credit facility that will provide extra cash for its network upgrade project.

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