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T-Mobile data blinks out overnight

July 3, 2012 1:44 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA has recovered from a brief network outage that left customers without data service.

Report: Android, iOS continue gaining share

July 3, 2012 1:42 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Things appear to be moving along according to plan for Apple and Google, according to the latest numbers from comScore.

In Perspective - Game on

July 3, 2012 12:33 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

Game consoles have been serving double duty as over-the-top boxes for years, but what about a game console as an official cable set-top?

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Open Mic - Make HFC network improvements a reality

July 3, 2012 11:40 am | by Kellie Chong, director of product line at RFMD | Articles | Comments

High-data-rate and dense content-delivery-capable wireline networks are faced with insurmountable requirements as demands for higher data rates and more digital content increase.

Engineering-Wise - By the people, for the people

July 3, 2012 11:20 am | by Mark Dzuban, president and CEO of the SCTE | Articles | Comments

While DOCSIS 3.0, the transition to IP networks and multi-platform content delivery capture the imagination, it is the members of the cable workforce who make a difference to the industry and its customers.

Expanded test capabilities: Suddenlink and DOCSIS 3.0

July 3, 2012 8:00 am | by VeEx | White Papers

Suddenlink and VeEx have partnered to create an all-in-one field test meter, which is especially designed for BBTs tasked with completing home certification of DOCSIS 3.0-based services.

Capital Currents - Digital Television 3.0

July 2, 2012 8:39 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, president of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

The television service we have might be called Digital Television 1.0, but the ATSC is in the final stage of designing the features of Digital Television 2.0. What about 3.0?

Upfront - July 2012

July 2, 2012 8:22 pm | by CED Magazine | Articles | Comments

Europe’s big cable show, Anga, saw 440 exhibitors, 16,000 trade visitors and 1,600 congress delegates, and the show increased its foreign visitors from 43 percent last year to 50 percent this year.

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New Products - July 2012

July 2, 2012 7:41 pm | by CED Magazine | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Haivision’s new CoolSign 5.0 digital signage system; Miranda Technologies' expanded Kaleido-IP advanced IP-based multi-viewer platform; and TriQuint's new DOCSIS 3.0 amplifier, the TAT2814A.

Microsemi adds voice chips for DOCSIS modems

July 2, 2012 5:10 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The semiconductor company has introduced a pair of new subscriber line interface circuits for DOCSIS applications.

Swiss wholesaler using Edgeware IPTV platform

July 2, 2012 5:07 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Netstream will use the Edgeware system to resell IPTV services to other service providers in Switzerland.

Fiber backbone provider Alpheus to expand workforce, network

July 2, 2012 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Houston-based Alpheus Communications will invest more than $10 million to expand its workforce and fiber network to support its new market of selling high-bandwidth services directly to Texas businesses.

C Spire hires Alcatel-Lucent for LTE build

July 2, 2012 1:41 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

After naming Samsung as its LTE vendor, C Spire Wireless said that Alcatel-Lucent is building and deploying the network ahead of its debut.

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Study: LTE in the driver’s seat for IMS deployments

July 2, 2012 1:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Infonetics Research recently analyzed trends in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) market and found that LTE was the top driver for IMS deployments.

Eastern U.S. storm hobbles Netflix

July 2, 2012 1:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix, Instagram and Pinterest used Twitter and Facebook to update subscribers after violent storms across the eastern U.S. caused server outages for hours.

T-Mobile pans Verizon’s Share Everything plans

June 29, 2012 12:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile has something to say about the launch of Verizon's Share Everything data plans, calling the new offerings "costly, complicated and punitive."

Incognito offers CPE management server

June 29, 2012 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The software-based system uses the TR-069 protocol to manage customer equipment, regardless of the type of network.

NCTA’s Bullinger retires, receives 2 awards from SCTE

June 29, 2012 11:47 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The NCTA’s Rex Bullinger is retiring in style with two awards from the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers.

Southwest will try out live TV on 5 planes

June 29, 2012 11:30 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Southwest Airlines plans to sell live television service on five planes and expand it to more aircraft.

Vermont towns Bradford, Topsham to get broadband

June 29, 2012 11:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Vermont Telecommunications Authority has announced a $378,200 grant award to Topsham Communications to deploy fiber-optic cable

Moloney exits Motorola; Fawaz takes helm at Home division

June 28, 2012 4:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility President Dan Moloney is leaving the company, and former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz is now on board as EVP of the company’s Home division.

Comcast dinged with $800K fine

June 28, 2012 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The MSO agrees to pay a fine levied by the FCC for failing to fully comply with a condition of its merger with NBCUniversal.

ThinkAnalytics serves up recommendation engine to 70M customers

June 28, 2012 2:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

ThinkAnalytics’ recommendation engine serves 70 million subscribers in eight languages.

Bright House reels in multi-year services contract with Fla. school district

June 28, 2012 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks has landed a multi-year services contract with Orange County Public Schools in Florida.

Sprint LTE to hit 5 cities July 15

June 28, 2012 2:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint's LTE network will light up in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Kansas City, the first five markets of its planned 10-city launch.

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