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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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