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Time Warner Cable's Android app out of the starting blocks

November 30, 2011 3:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

For now, the Android version of the app doesn't support live streaming. A spokesman said there wasn't a timeframe for when live streaming would become available on the Android tablets.

Cable backs cybersecurity bill

November 30, 2011 3:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The House Intelligence Committee has introduced legislation aimed at improving the nation's cybersecurity by encouraging better communication between private industry and the federal government.

Cox Business wraps up voice manager, data install for Care New England

November 30, 2011 3:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Business technicians cut more than 1,400 phone lines from a competitor en route to installing a new voice platform, as well as a backup data network.

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NewNet to buy Motorola WiMAX business from NSN

November 30, 2011 3:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NewNet Communication Technologies is a small, privately held firm, and it has agreed to buy the WiMAX wireless network business that once belonged to Motorola from Nokia Siemens Networks.

Charter plans $750M notes offering

November 30, 2011 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Subsidiaries CCO Holdings and CCO Holdings Capital Corp. plan a public offering of $750 million in senior unsecured notes due 2020.

Flingo creates smart TV app for Linkin Park

November 30, 2011 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The inevitable is happening as apps start coming directly to smart TVs. Linkin Park is releasing its own app specifically for smart TVs to distribute its own content directly to fans.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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