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Rovi extends IPG patent license agreement with NDS

April 25, 2012 2:40 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Rovi announced that it has extended its license agreement with NDS Group to allow NDS to continue to use its interactive program guide (IPG) patent portfolio for an additional five years.

Sprint sells 1.5M iPhones in Q1

April 25, 2012 2:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint’s earnings left industry analyst Jeff Kagan underwhelmed, saying that Sprint has departed from the top tier of carriers.

Rogers posts Q1 revenue of $2.95B

April 25, 2012 2:37 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Rogers Communications is reporting a slip in revenue and profit for the first quarter in the face of fierce competition in its cable and wireless divisions.

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Ericsson’s profit doubles on smartphone unit selloff

April 25, 2012 2:35 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Ericsson managed to double its first-quarter profits despite slumping sales after its divestiture of its smartphone business buoyed its bottom line.

Report: Mobile space will help DPI market hit $2B by 2016

April 25, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Spurred on by the build-out of LTE networks, the deep packet inspection market is projected to reach $2 billion in revenues in four years.

Google launches storage service for personal files

April 25, 2012 2:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is hoping to build the world's largest digital filing cabinet in the latest attempt to deepen people's dependence on its services.

Apple stock soars 10% on Q2 performance

April 25, 2012 2:23 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apple’s stock gained back much of the 12 percent loss it suffered in the previous weeks’ nose dive after the company reported $39.2 billion in revenue and sales of 35.1 million iPhones in its fiscal second quarter.

Wireless standards groups agree on home networking goals

April 24, 2012 2:26 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Companies that expect mobile and fixed devices to play a part in home network environments realize they need open APIs and other forms of connectivity.

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U-verse TV adds 200K subs in Q1

April 24, 2012 2:13 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company is gaining success with the U-verse bundle, with high TV-data attachment rates

EchoStar’s Aria platform fades to black

April 24, 2012 1:52 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

EchoStar is abandoning its efforts to serve Tier 2 and Tier 3 cable operators in the United States with its Aria platform, which included its own brand of set-top boxes.

Time Warner Cable boosts data speeds across New England, adds D3

April 24, 2012 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has ramped up the data speeds for residential subscribers across Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, and it added DOCSIS 3.0-based tiers.

Midcontinent connects with Synacor on TV Everywhere

April 24, 2012 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Midcontinent Communications has signed on with Synacor to help provision its TV Everywhere services, which include HBO Go and Max Go, to its subscribers.

Knology adds more HD channels in Ala., Ga. systems

April 24, 2012 1:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

While WOW works on the details of its impending purchase of Knology, Knology is sticking with its plan of offering more HD channels to its subscribers.

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AT&T adds 4.3M iPhones, outpacing Verizon

April 24, 2012 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T posted strong results as its iPhone activations outpaced those of competitor Verizon Wireless during the first three months of the year.

ST-Ericsson to cut 1,700 jobs in restructuring

April 24, 2012 1:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Chip maker ST-Ericsson is selling off its application processor business to one of its parent companies and laying off about one-fourth of its staff as part of a major restructuring.

NimbleTV testing Sling-like cloud service

April 23, 2012 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The aim is to connect individuals to their subscription services from anywhere, on any device.

CTIA backs CISPA amid privacy concerns

April 23, 2012 1:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

CTIA is throwing its support behind a controversial cybersecurity bill set for a House vote.

Vodafone buys Cable & Wireless for $1.7B

April 23, 2012 1:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Vodafone has agreed to purchase Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) for $1.7 billion.

Bright House locks up home automation deployments in Fla.

April 23, 2012 1:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks has hit the ground running in Florida with a feature-rich home automation and security system.

Cox Communications preps for next home security launch

April 20, 2012 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Like Time Warner Cable and Comcast, Cox is using iControl for its software, as well as the same SMC Networks touchscreen that Comcast is currently using.

TWC fields live local, regional sports for iOS, Android devices

April 20, 2012 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable subscribers in New York City, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., can tune into their favorite sports networks for live programming of local and regional sporting events on a range of devices.

Cable Europe Labs certifies Cisco, Samsung, Technicolor products

April 20, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Cable Europe Labs Certification Board also announced that a CMTS from Motorola has been granted a “verified for base feature set” label.

FCC aims to track carrier progress on bill shock

April 20, 2012 2:00 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC is looking to ensure an end to wireless bill shock with the announcement of a new website that will track the carriers’ progress in preventing unexpected charges at the end of the month.

Netflix's Q1 expected to include rare loss

April 20, 2012 1:58 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

While aggravation over the streaming/DVD split is abating, a looming problem is the rising cost of content licensing.

Windstream opens new data center in Little Rock

April 20, 2012 1:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Alltel spin-off is preparing for offering more cloud services.

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