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RCN taps thePlatform to back TV Everywhere service

May 30, 2012 3:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

RCN plans to roll out the service later this year, accessible through its TiVo set-tops.

A zettabyte a year on the Internet by 2016

May 30, 2012 3:08 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Surprise! Internet traffic continues to increase, according to a pair of forecasts. The question in some quarters will be how to monetize the growth.

Charter adds 20 more HD channels in Great Lake state

May 30, 2012 3:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter drops in 20 more HD channels in Michigan, for a total of 100.

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TWC engineers IP workaround for Fleet Week in NYC

May 30, 2012 3:04 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable posted a blog and video yesterday about how the cable operator overcomes the frequency noise that is associated with Fleet Week in New York City.

Sprint sets hard stop for iDEN operations

May 30, 2012 3:03 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint plans to shut down its iDEN network as early as June 30, 2013, allowing it to reuse the service's spectrum for LTE.

FCC wireless chief Kaplan resigns

May 30, 2012 3:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has resigned after a tumultuous one-year term.

Clearfield intros new combo cabinet

May 30, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The company’s FieldSmart Hub Collapse Cabinet (HCC) can house both optical components and fiber terminations.

Jungo’s gateway software expands IPV6 support

May 29, 2012 2:08 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The company includes a dual-stack approach that will enable operators to support both IPv4 and IPv6 equipment.

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Sunrise Telecom appoints new directors

May 29, 2012 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company’s board adds expertise in finance, small-cap companies and turnaround situations.

Comcast debuts app for on-demand streaming to Android devices

May 29, 2012 1:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has added on-demand streaming capabilities to Android devices on its free Xfinity TV Player app.

Sprint gets $1B loan for Ericsson network gear

May 29, 2012 1:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint has landed a $1 billion credit facility that will provide extra cash for its network upgrade project.

Report: Residential gateways boost broadband revenue

May 29, 2012 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Residential gateways are adding to service providers’ bottom lines by enabling new services.

Cisco culls Cius tablet, blames BYOD

May 29, 2012 1:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Cisco is taking the axe to its Cius enterprise-grade tablet because of "market transitions" stemming from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

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U.S. campaigns mine online data to target voters

May 29, 2012 12:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The 2012 election could be decided by the campaign that better exploits voters' Internet data.

UXP Systems, Motorola winners of CIO.IT | Competition 2012

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

UXP Systems and Motorola Mobility bested 35 other companies to win The Cable Show’s CIO.IT | Competition 2012 in Boston.

Cox CTO Hart shares thoughts on Cable Show, big picture at MSO

May 25, 2012 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.

Xfinity Home coming to Sacramento

May 25, 2012 12:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast is set to expand the home monitoring and control service in California’s state capital.

LocalResponse takes targeted ads to new level

May 25, 2012 12:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company is launching a targeted ad service that scans social media sites and can aim ads at people who specifically mention a product or product category.

Kohl asks DOJ, FCC to 'carefully scrutinize' Verizon AWS deal

May 25, 2012 12:10 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The same senator that asked the FCC and Justice Department to block AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA is now asking the agencies to "carefully scrutinize" Verizon's AWS spectrum purchase and marketing deals with four cable companies.

FCC action clears Sprint CDMA, LTE on 800 MHz

May 25, 2012 12:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint will be able to use its 800 MHz spectrum for CDMA and LTE after the FCC passed regulations permitting more flexible use of the band.

New Google data show Microsoft's piracy problems

May 25, 2012 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher online piracy laws.

Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing

May 24, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis."

Alcatel-Lucent core routers take on Cisco, Juniper

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

Alcatel-Lucent is moving in on the market for core network gear with new routers that support up to 32 terabytes per second.

DT: T-Mobile selloff ‘unlikely’

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

Deutsche Telekom's CEO has all but ruled out a second attempt to selloff T-Mobile USA to another operator.

Azuki, Arris team on TV Everywhere platform

May 23, 2012 11:41 am | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Service providers can now use the combination of the Azuki Media Platform and the Arris ConvergeMedia Management Suite (CMM) software to deploy on-premise, multi-screen video services to their subscribers.

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