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4G: Good timing for consumers

October 25, 2011 2:32 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

4G is going mass market, and it couldn’t be at a more opportune time.

C Spire ramps expansion for LTE prep

October 24, 2011 1:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

C Spire Wireless is pouring an additional $10 million into its network to harden its CDMA infrastructure ahead of its planned LTE launch.

Netflix to provide service to the U.K., Ireland

October 24, 2011 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company will start offering access to movies and TV shows early next year.


Report: Google mulling role in possible Yahoo bid

October 24, 2011 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others.

Fibertech Networks picks Ciena to provision backhaul network

October 24, 2011 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Fibertech Networks has teamed up with Ciena for the build-out of a mobile backhaul network for an unnamed wireless service provider in Connecticut.

Sprint nixes unlimited for data-only services; smartphones spared

October 21, 2011 2:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apparently that time has come – but only for some of its devices.

Verizon will depend on LTE for growth

October 21, 2011 1:52 pm | by Brian Santo and Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon’s Q3 was buoyed by postpaid subs and LTE devices.

STMicroelectronics supplies cable modem chip to Chinese op

October 21, 2011 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Gehua Cable will include the STi7141 in set-top boxes for all of its subscribers.


In the media: Cogeco charges subscribers $50 to upgrade to D3 tiers

October 21, 2011 1:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cogeco has been pushing the envelope on its DOCSIS 3.0 rollouts.

Sidera Networks expands colocation facility in Philly

October 21, 2011 1:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Sidera announced this week that it has expanded its network into a corporate center in Virginia.

Cisco snags BNI Video for $99M

October 20, 2011 3:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cisco is forking out $99 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

AT&T U-verse TV growth slows in Q3

October 20, 2011 3:50 pm | by Brian Santo and Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Overall profits slide; iPhone sales flat.

9 MSOs to square off in Expo IP Challenge

October 20, 2011 3:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Nine cable operator engineers and operations professionals will go toe to toe.


CableLabs offers toolset for testing ad systems

October 19, 2011 4:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The DPA Toolset emulates complex ad environments.

Building the iTV brand: Canoe releases guidelines for ExpandTV

October 18, 2011 4:16 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In an effort to promote interactive television among networks, advertisers and cable operators, Canoe Ventures has released usage guidelines for ExpandTV.

Broadcom tests DOCSIS-based EoC offering in China

October 18, 2011 3:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom said Chinese cable operators achieved strong quality of service results during a recent network test of Broadcom's DOCSIS-based Ethernet over Coax (EoC) cable architecture technology.

Harmonic to supply PRTC with transcoding

October 18, 2011 3:44 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

"It would have taken over a dozen devices from other vendors to provide the breadth of functionality found in the one-rack unit ProStream 1000 with ACE," said Tony Stout, CTO at PRTC. "Harmonic's ProStream with ACE technology gave us a cost-effective, highly flexible solution that delivers excellent video quality for our Mediaroom deployment, helping us gain a competitive advantage."

Viacom to N.Y. court: Scrap YouTube copyright ruling

October 18, 2011 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A lower court previously concluded that Google's popular video service is protected from copyright infringement claims. On Tuesday, Viacom urged a Manhattan appeals panel to reject that ruling.

Cablevision says 'Hola' to more Spanish programming

October 18, 2011 3:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision said the iO en espanol package was available to new residential and commercial subscribers starting at $8.95 per month. Customers need to subscribe to Cablevision's basic service tier and above, as well as have a digital cable set-top box. Existing iO en espanol customers interested in the new channels can upgrade their tiers.

T-Mobile adds pay-by-the-day plans

October 18, 2011 3:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The new daily plans include $3 per day for unlimited talk, text and Web, with 200 MB of high-speed data; $2 per day for unlimited talk, text and Web on T-Mobile's 2G EDGE network; and $1 per day for unlimited text and 10 cents per minute for talk.

Cox hires Saksena away from Time Warner Cable

October 17, 2011 5:29 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Saksena fills a gap at Cox that has been open since January, when former executive vice president and CSO Dallas Clement was hired as the CFO of

Former Cox CTO Bowick joins itaas' advisory board

October 17, 2011 5:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Itaas said Bowick will provide guidance on technology trends and ways to serve the needs of service providers as they transition from a TV-centric RF digital network to a multi-screen, multi-platform environment over an IP network.

Momentum taps LogiSense for billing systems

October 17, 2011 5:13 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Momentum is going with a billing and OSS system from LogiSense to backup its wholesale digital voice services business.

Microsoft completes $8.5B acquisition of Skype

October 17, 2011 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The two companies joined forces late Thursday when Microsoft completed its $8.5 billion purchase of Skype. The closing came five months after Microsoft announced the deal.

ECI highlights business services with latest technology

May 19, 2011 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

ECI will be demonstrating an innovative approach to provisioning business services via DOCSIS over EPON.

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