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LG beta program takes to the clouds

April 30, 2012 2:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Electronics is setting up shop on the cloud, with the beta opening of the LG Cloud service.

CTIA Wireless 2012 transforms itself

April 30, 2012 2:47 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

As the wireless industry gets ready to descend on New Orleans for the annual CTIA convention May 8-10, attendees will bear witness not only to the transformation the city went through, but also to the transition the trade show went through itself.

Falcone resignation rumors circle on debt talks

April 30, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The manager of the hedge fund backing LightSquared may give up his board seat to help the struggling mobile broadband company avoid bankruptcy, according to news reports.

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CED’s 2012 CTO Roundtable

April 29, 2012 11:26 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

In this year’s Roundtable, our participants talk about how the ongoing evolution of the HFC network is nowhere near complete, with years of technological innovations yet to come that will support any number of new services and features.

Ciciora's Corner - Fast history: Part I

April 29, 2012 9:55 pm | by Walt S. Ciciora, expert on cable and consumer electronics issues | Articles | Comments

I have just finished reading “High Definition Television: The Creation, Development and Implementation of HDTV Technology” by Philip J. Cianci.

CCAP: More than just box replacement

April 29, 2012 9:22 pm | by Jorge Salinger, vice president of access architecture, and Ty Pearman, director of access engineering, of Comcast | Articles | Comments

Many people have by now heard of the CCAP, so here is a quick summary of what CCAP is and does.

Capital Currents - High-risk spectrum plays

April 29, 2012 8:41 pm | by Jeffrey Krauss, president of Telecommunications and Technology Policy | Articles | Comments

In light of recent legislation allowing the FCC to auction off TV broadcast spectrum, it might be instructive to review some ill-fated radio spectrum plays.

Social TV is in your future

April 27, 2012 11:19 pm | by Alper Turgut, CEO of Anvato | Articles | Comments

TV is already in the process of transforming from one-way broadcast to a community platform where viewers can interact not only with each other, but also with the content owners and the brands that advertise on TV.

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In Perspective - HBO’s Tywin Lannister maneuvers

April 27, 2012 10:53 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

How much is “Game of Thrones” worth? Worth paying for? Or only worth pirating?

Open Mic - Realizing the potential of the enterprise market

April 27, 2012 10:18 pm | by Uri Gurevitz, manager of cross-portfolio marketing at Amdocs | Articles | Comments

With consumer revenues flattening, service providers are looking to the enterprise segment more than ever before to satisfy their growth and revenue goals.

New Products - April 2012

April 27, 2012 9:47 pm | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Imagine has reengineered its ICE video platform, Exfo recently launched a portable version of its iPro Intelligent Network Analysis Probe and Convergys has introduced CRM 2.0.

Orchestrating the gateway of the future

April 27, 2012 8:43 pm | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

Many of the most important features of any electronics product are implemented directly in the silicon processors that orchestrate everything those products do. So what’s next?

TWC, Verizon Wireless could have joint products this year

April 27, 2012 3:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

The current marketing effort between the two includes a $200 prepaid debit card for customers that choose to add Verizon Wireless’ service and upgrade at least one of their Time Warner Cable services.

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Clearwire’s 31-city LTE launch to include N.Y., L.A.

April 27, 2012 3:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire didn't always follow the usual big-cities-first approach when it rolled out its WiMAX network, but it let investors know it would take a different tactic with its TD-LTE deployment.

Verizon resurrects T-Mobile merger comments in AWS defense

April 27, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA's own words are being used against it by Verizon Wireless, which resurrected comments T-Mobile made during its failed merger with AT&T to defend its AWS spectrum purchase.

Providence to sell stake in Hulu for $200M

April 27, 2012 3:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A person familiar with the matter says Providence Equity Partners has agreed to sell its 10 percent stake in online video service Hulu for $200 million to other shareholders.

Bill outlaws taxing Internet access in N.H.

April 27, 2012 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The New Hampshire Senate's Finance Committee unanimously voted to outlaw taxing Internet access in hopes of clearing up confusion over how a tax is being applied 22 years after it was created.

Hubbub over content rights greets Google Drive

April 27, 2012 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Internet search leader may need to win more trust based on the suspicions swirling around Google Drive, a new online storage service for personal documents, photos and other content.

Broadband paces Time Warner Cable’s Q1

April 26, 2012 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable reported an 18 percent increase in first-quarter net income as acquisitions and new broadband customers boosted revenue.

Rogers Cable to go full-IP within 2 years

April 26, 2012 2:14 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

To keep up with IPTV rivals, the MSO plans to shift video delivery entirely to broadband.

SeaChange lands another customer for its Adrenalin platform

April 26, 2012 2:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International recently chalked up another win for its multi-screen video back office and client platform, Adrenalin.

Netgear readies router based on new Wi-Fi spec

April 26, 2012 2:10 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new 802.11ac router will enable transmission rates in excess of 1 Gbps.

FCC approves AT&T spectrum transfer to T-Mobile

April 26, 2012 2:08 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has approved the transfer of AT&T AWS spectrum licenses to T-Mobile, a crucial part of the agreement in the failed merger of the two companies.

Bill aims to put 1755-1780 MHz band on auction block

April 26, 2012 1:17 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The "Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act" would require the FCC to pair the 1755-1780 and 2155-2180 MHz spectrum blocks, which are already set for auction, for reallocation and auction for commercial wireless use.

Delay sought in Verizon AWS sale

April 25, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint, DirecTV and seven other groups are asking the FCC to stall its review of Verizon's $3.9 billion AWS purchase because of problems accessing documents about the transaction.

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