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Ciciora's Corner - Fast history: Part II

June 5, 2012 5:32 pm | by Walt S. Ciciora, expert on cable and consumer electronics issues | Articles | Comments

The book “High Definition Television: The Creation, Development and Implementation of HDTV Technology” by Philip J. Cianci is an excellent book on the fascinating history of HDTV.

Open Mic - Network DVR vs. TV Everywhere

June 5, 2012 5:22 pm | by Bob Scheffler, senior director of next-generation video solutions at Motorola Mobility | Articles | Comments

Since the advent of home entertainment technology – from the phonograph to radio to TV – the living room has long been the gathering place for the family. But in today’s world, the proliferation of smartphones and tablets has created an insatiable consumer appetite for anytime, anyplace content.

Engineering-Wise - Getting smart(er)

June 5, 2012 5:02 pm | by Tom Russell, senior director of standards at the SCTE | Articles | Comments

The Digital Revolution has enabled and promulgated advances in systems management, reliability and delivery of services undreamed of, or relatively primitive in implementation, only a few short decades ago.

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Capital Currents - Online video uncertainties

June 5, 2012 4:48 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, president of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

When it comes to online delivery of video programming services, the uncertainties still haven’t been resolved, but more entities with a variety of business plans have entered the marketplace.

Upfront - June 2012

June 5, 2012 4:33 pm | by CED Magazine | Articles | Comments

A new study, commissioned by Broadcom, of nearly 900 Americans highlights the country’s growing dependence on Wi-Fi connectivity.

Comcast achieves IPv6 milestone

June 5, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has launched and enabled IPv6 in more than one-third of its broadband network.

Knology drops 12 new HD channels into Montgomery, Ala., lineup

June 5, 2012 2:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Knology is continuing to add HD channels to its systems while it waits for its $1.5 billion acquisition by Wide Open West to close.

Clearwire, Jolt Mobile sign WiMAX wholesale deal

June 5, 2012 2:16 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire signed up another wholesale customer with the addition of Jolt Mobile, a provider of prepaid and international calling for GSM phones.

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Last lawsuit dropped against FCC white space order

June 5, 2012 2:14 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The last remaining court challenge to the FCC's white space order was withdrawn when the wireless microphone industry formally dismissed its petition for review of the regulations.

Akamai drops on Netflix plan

June 5, 2012 2:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix has chosen Intequus to lead the development of its content delivery network (CDN).

GCI appoints new COO

June 5, 2012 2:05 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Greg Chapados will succeed Wilson Hughes, who will run GCI’s wireless joint venture.

New Products - June 2012

June 5, 2012 12:35 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Zhone introduces a green, GPON-based FiberLAN suite; Vytran adds new splicers to its CAS-4000 Series; and DragonWave ups spectral efficiency.

Execs, equity firms buy out Wave Broadband

June 4, 2012 2:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

WaveDivision Holdings, which operates cable operator Wave Broadband and data provider Astound Broadband, is being sold to two private equity firms and members of its management team.

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Comcast beefs up TV Everywhere stable

June 4, 2012 2:02 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has added in live streaming from Turner Broadcasting System’s CNN and HLN news networks, as well as Cinemax’s Max Go app.

Boxee makes move to the cloud

June 4, 2012 2:00 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company is beta testing an iPhone app aimed at making it easier to store and share personal video.

Clearwire links up with regional ops, joins RCA

June 4, 2012 1:58 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire signed up with the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) today, citing "many of the same advocacy concerns" as the trade group's members.

AT&T, rivals square off on interoperability

June 4, 2012 1:56 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T and its smaller competitors faced off on whether the lower 700 MHz band should be made interoperable in statements filed with the FCC.

C Spire sues AT&T over alleged collusion

June 4, 2012 11:56 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

C Spire is suing AT&T and two of its vendors for allegedly colluding to manipulate the LTE standards process so it and other regional operators would be prevented from building out their networks.

T-Mobile report slams VZW’s use of spectrum

June 1, 2012 1:05 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A new study conducted by Roberson and Associates and commissioned by T-Mobile USA refutes Verizon Wireless' claim that it is the most efficient of the major U.S. carriers in its use of spectrum.

Recognizing, resolving LTE/cable TV interference Issues

June 1, 2012 10:56 am | by Rohde & Schwarz | White Papers

This white paper covers what makes LTE different from previous technologies and the difference between LTE-related ingress and egress issues.

Need for speed: Kabel Deutschland uses Arris gear to hit 4.7 Gbps

May 31, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Arris and Kabel Deutschland proved there’s plenty of mileage left in DOCSIS 3.0 by reaching a downstream speed of 4.7 Gbps in a field trial that used existing standards, technology and hardware.

Comcast’s VoiceEdge for businesses available across Michigan

May 31, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast’s cloud-based VoIP service for businesses, Comcast Business VoiceEdge, is now available across Michigan.

CMC’s Hits signs deal to distribute In Demand’s VOD movies

May 31, 2012 2:28 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable operators will now be able to tap into video-on-demand movies from In Demand Networks.

Aereo CEO: News Corp.’s lawsuit could kill us

May 31, 2012 2:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Aereo accuses News Corp. of deliberately waiting to sue until after it began operations, because waiting was the more damaging course of action.

Verizon CTO cautious on small cells, Wi-Fi

May 31, 2012 2:23 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon CTO Tony Melone turned away from the wireless industry's sometimes hyperbolic optimism about new technologies during an investor conference.

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