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Congressman: 'Sooner the better' on spectrum inventory

November 30, 2011 3:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns called the United States' standing in global broadband deployment and speeds "embarrassing."

FCC report critical of AT&T, T-Mobile deal

November 30, 2011 3:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC blasted AT&T's proposed merger with T-Mobile USA in a 111-page report, citing "substantial material questions of fact" about many of AT&T's claims about the deal's benefits.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Ciena

November 29, 2011 10:29 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Ciena, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice.

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Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Alpha Technologies

November 29, 2011 10:26 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Alpha Technologies, a member of The Alpha Group, provides the cable industry with the most reliable, technologically advanced and cost-effective powering solutions available.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Fujitsu

November 29, 2011 10:07 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Fujitsu's cable-ready, carrier-grade optical and professional services solutions are helping MSOs across North America deliver video, data and telecom services over a single, high-speed network.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - VeEx

November 29, 2011 10:01 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

VeEx builds products that blend advanced technology and vast technical expertise with the discerning measurement needs of customers. VeEx's core expertise is embodied in an array of products that test DSL, metro Ethernet, cable TV and transport networks.

Bright House hooks up museum with unified communications platform

November 29, 2011 1:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks has teamed up with Whaleback Managed Services to provision managed unified communications services to the St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Dali Museum.

Cloud traffic changing the network

November 29, 2011 1:49 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Internet-based content pouring through your pipes is certain to increase; the only question is by how much? And the answer is: to just under trillions of hours a year by 2015.

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Qualcomm pushes FCC to move on Flo deal approval

November 29, 2011 1:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

It's been nearly a year since AT&T announced it would pay $1.93 billion for the airwaves used in Qualcomm's discontinued Flo TV mobile television service.

Comcast's metro E service easy as 1, 2, 3

November 28, 2011 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's decision to throw its hat into the medium-size business sector is paying off in spades, and its metro Ethernet service is at the heart of that success.

EU court: Countries can't impose Internet filters

November 28, 2011 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A European Union court said Internet service providers cannot be required to install filters that would prevent the illegal downloading of files.

Qualcomm challenges LCDs through new e-reader

November 28, 2011 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A new electronics display is poised to challenge power-hungry LCDs after U.S. mobile chip-maker Qualcomm teamed up with a South Korean bookseller to introduce a new e-reader.

Comcast's Augusta GM slides over to Knology

November 23, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's general manager in Augusta, Ga., is set to join rival over-builder Knology as its new general manager in the same market.

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In the media: Samsung lining up for Google TV

November 23, 2011 1:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Two weeks after Logitech declared its experience with Google TV was a $100 million debacle, rumors are swirling that Samsung is about to pick up the Google TV ball and start running with it.

Cisco tops in IP edge market; Huawei posts biggest loss

November 23, 2011 1:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cisco increased its carrier router and switch revenue, while Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Juniper Networks and ZTE all posted declines, according to a recent report by Infonetics Research.

NSN to terminate 17,000 employees by 2013

November 23, 2011 1:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Nokia Siemens Networks will layoff 17,000 workers in a major strategy shift that will see the company focusing more on mobile broadband and related services.

Charter, James Cable complete deal to swap systems

November 22, 2011 2:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Communications and James Cable have completed their swap of broadband systems in Alabama and Georgia.

Boxee Box adds support for SlingPlayer

November 22, 2011 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Boxee users will be able to take their content with them on the road now that the Boxee Box supports SlingPlayer.

Netflix seeks to raise at least $400M

November 22, 2011 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix raised $400 million Monday as the video subscription service tries to recover from a customer backlash that has battered its stock and tarnished its brand.

Microsoft buys video search start-up

November 22, 2011 1:58 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Microsoft said it is going to buy VideoSurf, with the intent of incorporating the start-up's video-based search and discovery technology into its Xbox Live.

Linksys sets up retail sales site in Europe

November 22, 2011 1:54 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Cisco's Linksys operation is adding consumer retail to its website for European markets. The online store will help consumers to research and compare Linksys products and purchase directly for home delivery.

Super committee flop dashes spectrum auction hopes

November 22, 2011 1:53 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The "super committee" charged with cutting $1.5 trillion from the federal deficit over the next decade was unable to break its bipartisan gridlock, triggering major cuts to the nation's spending on defense, Medicare and other programs.

Penguin suspends library e-books, citing security

November 22, 2011 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the country's largest publishers, Penguin Group, has suspended making e-editions of new books available to libraries and won't allow libraries to loan any e-books for Amazon's Kindle.

CableLabs opens doors on San Fran facility

November 21, 2011 2:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

CableLabs employees will be better able to rub elbows with software developers, venture capitalists and other high-tech entities with the opening of its new office in San Francisco.

Comcast goes full-footprint with Dory gateway

November 21, 2011 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast is preparing wider commercialization of its home gateway that combines an embedded multimedia terminal adapter (EMTA), a cable modem and a Wi-Fi router.

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