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Avail-TVN bows DAI tools

May 16, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Avail-TVN has come up with some new dynamic ad insertion (DAI) tools to help content providers monetize VOD viewing.

SeaChange, Tellabs cue up OTT ad targeting demo at Cable Show

May 16, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange and Tellabs will jointly demonstrate a new ad-targeting technology for over-the-top video that is based on Web browser activity.

Unity Telecom preparing another OTT challenger

May 16, 2012 2:32 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Based on Entone’s FusionTV platform, Unity TV will unite Web-based content with free-to-air channels using a scheme designed to avoid retrans agreements.


Prusch: Clearwire TD-LTE a competitive must-have

May 16, 2012 2:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire's top executive made bold claims at an investor conference when he said carriers who don't sign up for its wholesale TD-LTE network will be at a competitive disadvantage.

Verizon: Data sharing will end ARPU metric

May 16, 2012 2:29 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo revealed more than had previously been released about the company's plans to launch data sharing plans

Cox, Verizon Wireless debut cross-promotion in Oklahoma

May 15, 2012 2:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After previous deployments by Comcast and Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications is on the scoreboard now that it has rolled out its cross-promotional effort with Verizon Wireless in Oklahoma.

ACA to FCC: Over-the-top companies are not MVPDs

May 15, 2012 2:41 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The legal distinction would give companies like Hulu and Netflix rights to programming they have not earned, the ACA argues.

Verizon AWS deal opponents form alliance

May 15, 2012 2:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint, T-Mobile USA and a number of other groups have come together to put added pressure on the FCC as it reviews Verizon Wireless' purchase.


Shaw Business inks deal with city of Winnipeg

May 15, 2012 2:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw business has signed a multi-year deal to provide the city of Winnipeg with data networking, Internet and Wi-Fi services.

Adobe adds Comcast’s Banse, Cisco’s Calderoni to board

May 15, 2012 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Adobe Systems has added three new members to its board of directors, including executives from Comcast and Cisco.

Zayo to upgrade Chicago-Seattle backbone

May 15, 2012 2:33 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Customers are demanding lower latencies to and from huge data centers that have been built in the Northwest by the likes of Google and Facebook.

LightSquared files for Chapter 11

May 15, 2012 2:29 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Boeing Satellite Systems is its biggest unsecured creditor, with a disputed $7.5 million claim, followed by Alcatel-Lucent with a $7.3 million disputed claim.

Voyager Mobile launch stymied by malicious attack

May 15, 2012 2:27 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Voyager Mobile, the latest prepaid MVNO to resell Sprint’s 3G and WiMAX service, has delayed today’s launch because of an attack on its website.


Rogers launches SIP trunking for enterprise businesses

May 14, 2012 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rogers Business Solutions is now offering its SIP trunking services to enterprises in Canada that are seeking scalable voice services while using less equipment.

This Technology adds former Broadbus CEO to its board

May 14, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Dynamic ad insertion vendor This Technology has added former Motorola and Broadbus Technologies executive Jeffery Binder to its board of directors.

Voyager Mobile the latest prepaid MVNO

May 14, 2012 1:57 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The MVNO, and the latest prepaid carrier to enter the market, is using Sprint’s 3G and WiMAX networks.

Reports: LightSquared could file for bankruptcy

May 14, 2012 1:54 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Some reports speculated that Dish Network head Charlie Ergen could step in.

UPC Wholesale connects fiber across 10 countries

May 14, 2012 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Liberty Global’s UPC Wholesale has combined local fiber networks in 10 European countries into a pan-European local access service that enables an end-to-end Ethernet service.

Cable gets the lead out

May 11, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

CableLabs’ booth at the upcoming Cable Show will demonstrate how cable is moving at a gallop to innovate, with everything from augmented reality to a new way to tag and ID video content.

Verizon network upgrades target key business segments

May 11, 2012 2:57 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company has deployed Ciena’s reconfigurable switching systems and plans to extend 100G networking to its Metro networks in 2013.

Cox teams up with hospital to launch a patient channel

May 11, 2012 2:56 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications has developed a new internal channel for Phoenix Children’s Hospital.

SeaChange sticks a fork in broadcast and storage unit sale

May 11, 2012 2:54 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After passing regulatory muster, SeaChange announced that it had completed the sale of its broadcast server and storage unit to a private investment group that has named the newly formed company XOR Media.

Elemental picks up another customer

May 11, 2012 2:52 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Leveraging its success with Comcast, the transcoder vendor will power multi-screen services from Columbus Communications.

Bing to duel Google with Facebook-friendly format

May 11, 2012 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft hopes leveraging the data it gets from partner Facebook will allow it to craft a search engine that really does provide more relevant results.

Mediacom adds more data subs to help offset video losses

May 10, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Mediacom Communications released unaudited financial results for the first quarter, which included a boost in data subscribers that somewhat offset its basic video subscriber losses.

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