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After a malicious attack, Voyager Mobile launches

May 21, 2012 12:59 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Voyager Mobile is a new prepaid MVNO using Sprint’s 3G and WiMAX networks.

In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable

May 21, 2012 12:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The government never mentions the cable anymore, and Internet here remains the slowest in the hemisphere.

TWC, Cox, Bright House, Comcast team up for Wi-Fi roaming

May 21, 2012 11:56 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Subscribers from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Comcast, Cablevision and Cox Communications will be able to log in to each other’s Wi-Fi hotspots, thanks to a new roaming agreement.

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Cablevision’s Wi-Fi network an industry beacon

May 21, 2012 11:50 am | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While Cablevision has been in the news for the steady stream of executives that have left the company, its decision to build a Wi-Fi network in 2008 has turned out to be visionary.

Suddenlink’s Kent sounds off on cable industry, Vanguard Award

May 21, 2012 11:42 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Suddenlink Communications Chairman and CEO Jerry Kent will be honored with the NCTA’s Vanguard Award for Distinguished Leadership during a luncheon and awards ceremony.

Itaas licenses Comcast’s tru2way RDK

May 21, 2012 11:38 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Itaas has signed a license agreement for Comcast’s Reference Development Kit (RDK), which is a pre-integrated software bundle that powers tru2way, IP or hybrid set-top boxes, along with other open source components.

Sarepta Advisors a dream team of former cable execs

May 21, 2012 11:36 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Former Charter Communications CTO Marwan Fawaz has founded a new advisory firm, Sarepta Advisors, that features several high-level former cable operator executives in its lineup.

Videotron punches 200 Mbps on D3 tier in Québec

May 18, 2012 2:48 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Videotron has taken a commanding lead in the DOCSIS 3.0 speed race with the launch of a 200 Mbps down, 30 Mbps up tier in Québec.

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Cablevision promotes Kanouff to EVP of corporate engineering, tech

May 18, 2012 2:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Kanouff worked her way up to president at SeaChange International prior to leaving the company to join Cablevision.

Verizon, MetroPCS spar on LTE roaming claims

May 18, 2012 2:43 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is again going on offense against critics of the AWS deal, this time targeting MetroPCS.

Azuki, D-Link partner on OTT sidecar

May 18, 2012 2:41 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The partners have devised a means to enable MSOs to provide multi-screen services without major upgrades to their existing QAM and set-top environment.

SeaChange, Avail-TVN to demo VOD ad insertion

May 18, 2012 2:39 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The two have integrated their products to create a system that can place ads at any place within a VOD stream.

Contestants gear up for round 2 of SCTE IP Challenge

May 18, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Prospective combatants in the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ IP Challenge can start gearing up for the challenge with online practice.

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FCC set to advance mHealth

May 18, 2012 2:34 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

An FCC proposal to allocate spectrum for wireless health monitoring devices could lead to the development of products that may lower healthcare costs and improve outcomes for patients.

Comcast trades bandwidth cap for a threshold

May 17, 2012 5:21 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The MSO suspends its 250-GB-a-month usage allocation for all, effective immediately. On the way is a 300 GB allowance, plus the option to buy additional bandwidth.

Comcast connects with Skype in 10 markets

May 17, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast’s HD video Skype service will be available to its subscribers in 10 markets, and it’s using an adapter box from Technicolor to provision the service.

Arris supports HTML5 in whole-home solution

May 17, 2012 1:58 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The Moxi box is getting an HTML5 browser, and the company is releasing a software development kit with the relevant APIs.

Incognito to demo IPDR system at Cable Show

May 17, 2012 1:56 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The integrated system is designed to make sense of IPDR data so that MSOs can efficiently provide better, more efficient service.

Affinegy, Sigma Systems bring TR-069 to DOCSIS

May 17, 2012 1:55 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The two companies have combined their products to create a means of upgrading deployed DOCSIS 2.0 and DOCSIS 3.0 devices for management control.

De la Vega talks shared data, subsidies

May 17, 2012 1:52 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T Mobility President and CEO Ralph de la Vega hinted that his company is eyeing shared data plans, similar to those Verizon Wireless has said it will offer.

N.H. House resurrects Internet access tax ban

May 17, 2012 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After it killed it, the House resurrected a bill that would ban taxing Internet access in New Hampshire.

Time Warner Cable blends Vutopia into TV Everywhere mix

May 16, 2012 2:41 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable MoviePass subscribers now have access to Vutopia’s movie service on their PC and Mac computers and laptops across the cable operator’s entire footprint.

Cox, AT&T, T-Mobile among new spectrum swaps

May 16, 2012 2:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T is buying eight 700 MHz lower B-block licenses off of Cox in areas of Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Virginia.

Avail-TVN bows DAI tools

May 16, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Avail-TVN has come up with some new dynamic ad insertion (DAI) tools to help content providers monetize VOD viewing.

SeaChange, Tellabs cue up OTT ad targeting demo at Cable Show

May 16, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange and Tellabs will jointly demonstrate a new ad-targeting technology for over-the-top video that is based on Web browser activity.

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