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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.

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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.

Pace, TiVo partner on multi-tuner video gateway

May 23, 2012 11:09 am | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Pace and TiVo have collaborated on a six-tuner, hybrid QAM/IP video gateway, which is known as the XGI, that also features TiVo’s user interface.

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TCL licenses Hillcrest’s Freespace technology

May 23, 2012 11:01 am | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Android-based smart TVs from Chinese manufacturer TCL Multimedia will soon come with motion-sensing remotes using Hillcrest Labs’ Freespace technology.

Mosaik maps for operators

May 23, 2012 10:57 am | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Mosaik Solutions (formerly American Roamer) has updated the broadcast television intelligence that it compiles.

@ The Cable Show: Hey, do you remember the future?

May 23, 2012 10:10 am | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Is anyone ready for expanding the spectrum on their HFC networks to 1.7 GHz? DOCSIS transport at 1 Gbps? QAM modulation at 4,096 channels?

@ The Cable Show: FCC chief commends cable’s innovation efforts

May 22, 2012 2:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In stark contrast to the dark days of former Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin’s reign, current FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lavished praise on the cable industry for its innovative efforts.

Verizon advances 700 MHz sale with advisor picks

May 22, 2012 1:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is taking steps to move forward with the sale of some of its valuable 700 MHz assets, a plan it said it will only follow through on if the FCC approves its AWS acquisition.

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Bright House, Cisco offer managed security services

May 22, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks and Cisco are working together to help enterprise, government, healthcare and educational institutions better handle security defenses in their networks.

@ The Cable Show: Verizon debuts video portal; Comcast a partner

May 22, 2012 12:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless President and CEO Dan Mead announced his company’s new mobile video portal app, which is called “viewdini,” and he said that Comcast is the first announced cable operator partner.

@ The Cable Show: User interfaces that don’t stink?

May 21, 2012 4:36 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Even though HTML5 is still evolving, creating user interfaces using the Web-based markup language are perfectly feasible today.

@ The Cable Show: Cable ecosystem turbo-charges speed-to-market cycles

May 21, 2012 4:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

There’s definitely a need for speed when it comes to the innovation cycles for new products and services.

@ The Cable Show: Boston will soon get Xcalibur, renamed X1

May 21, 2012 2:08 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast is set to commercialize the app, which turns the second screen into a remote control and a host for interactive applications complementing what’s on TV.

T-Mobile, MetroPCS lobby FCC to limit Dish to 20 MHz

May 21, 2012 1:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS are lobbying the FCC to limit Dish Network's use of the spectrum it plans to use for an LTE network.

China approves Google acquisition of Motorola Mobility

May 21, 2012 1:01 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

China’s go-ahead was all that was needed for the deal to move forward after antitrust agencies in the United States and Europe issued their statements of approval.

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.

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.

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