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Dish pays Qualcomm to design mobile broadband chip

June 12, 2012 3:33 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The move anticipates receiving a favorable ruling from the FCC on spectrum use that is by no means assured.

Harmonic carries Olympic torch for Virgin Media on 24 HD channels

June 12, 2012 3:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Harmonic scored a deal with Virgin Media to enable HD channel delivery across the United Kingdom to Virgin Media’s TV viewers.

VZW unveils new shared data plans

June 12, 2012 3:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless promised shared data plans this summer, and now it’s delivered with today’s announcement of its new "Share Everything Plans."

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Sprint cleared for 1900 MHz CDMA, LTE on U.S.-Mexico border

June 11, 2012 1:36 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

It’s all part of new spectrum-sharing agreements between the FCC and the Mexican government.

Hitron unleashes Intel-based DOCSIS 3.0 gear at Anga

June 11, 2012 1:29 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Hitron Technologies is taking the wraps off of a cable modem and data gateway that features Intel’s Puma 6 Media Gateway chipset.

Hundt joins board of DSL start-up

June 11, 2012 1:28 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The former FCC chairman takes a seat on the board of Assia, which has developed software tools for DSL network management.

U.S. Internet advertising spending hits $8.4B in Q1

June 11, 2012 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

That's the highest ever for the first quarter, up 15 percent from $7.3 billion in the same period last year.

Cable tests HTML5, new CableLabs tru2way tool

June 8, 2012 3:15 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

HTML5 is shaping up to be the point where cable companies, which have long prospered using standards common amongst themselves, begin to employ standards commonly used by the electronics industry at large.

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Xfinity Home settles in Santa Barbara, Pittsburgh

June 8, 2012 3:14 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast now has Xfinity Home available in all of its California markets.

Dish chairman pushes FCC chiefs on spectrum rules

June 8, 2012 3:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Dish Network Chairman and former CEO Charlie Ergen held a series of high-level meetings with FCC officials urging the agency to allow it to use 40 MHz of satellite spectrum for cellular services.

T-Mobile readies 1900 MHz HSPA+ test network at Moscone

June 8, 2012 3:08 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA is testing an HSPA+ network on its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, where Apple will hold its World Wide Developer Conference (WWDC).

Facebook rolling out central location for apps

June 8, 2012 3:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Facebook is beginning to roll out its App Center to its nearly 1 billion users so they can find games and other applications with social components more easily.

Sprint pulls online iDEN sales; retail to follow

June 7, 2012 2:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint is no longer selling iDEN phones on its website and will phase the devices out of stores this month.

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Broadband expands to 4K more in Vermont

June 7, 2012 2:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

This moves the state a step closer to its goal of high-speed Internet access in every corner of the state by the end of 2013.

Citrix aims at mobile ops with Bytemobile buy

June 7, 2012 2:06 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The deal is designed to give Citrix access to Bytemobile’s potentially lucrative customer base of 130 mobile operators in 60 countries.

SmarDTV, Wiztivi intro solution for VOD on connected TVs

June 7, 2012 2:04 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The system, designed for the European HbbTV approach, relies on a set of open standards.

News From The Cable Show - OpenVault

June 6, 2012 4:39 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

OpenVault CEO Mark Trudeau talks about the value of real-time analytics for cable network management. Trudeau also discusses the application of the prepaid model in wireless broadband.

News From The Cable Show - Edgeware

June 6, 2012 4:16 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Edgeware CMO Duncan Potter discusses Edgeware's evolution from the server market to the market for distributed delivery networks. Potter also explains Edgeware’s partnership with SeaChange International that the company announced at The Cable Show.

Major websites join the IPv6 party on World IPv6 Launch Day

June 6, 2012 2:47 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Today’s event puts the spotlight on the likes of Facebook, Google and Yahoo, which are launching formal support of IPv6 addressing. You’re all celebrating, right?

Verizon argues against PCS fix for LTE traffic

June 6, 2012 2:44 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless said re-farming its PCS spectrum won't give it the capacity it needs to handle rising traffic on its LTE network

Cox survey: Parents doing better job of monitoring Internet safety

June 6, 2012 2:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The survey focused on Internet use by “tweens,” which it defined as kids between the ages of 10 and 13.

Comcast Media Center, In Demand provision new Pac-12 Networks

June 6, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The CMC and In Demand have been picked by Pac-12 Enterprises to work together to provision a broad range of technical distribution services for the Pac-12 Networks.

SCTE sets new record for Cable-Tec Expo abstract submissions

June 6, 2012 2:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

For the third time in four years, a record number of abstracts were submitted for the technical sessions at this year’s SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Orlando.

Hackers shut down India telecom operator's website

June 6, 2012 2:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hacking group said it attacked the website of an Indian state-owned telecommunications provider, accusing the company of censoring content on the Internet.

Comcast's Salinger provides an update on CCAP

June 6, 2012 10:44 am | by Mike Robuck | Videos | Comments

Comcast’s Jorge Salinger provided an update of CCAP during The Cable Show in Boston.

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