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@ CTIA: FCC touts spectrum policies

May 9, 2012 3:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC took a swipe at his critics during a keynote address, when he defended the agency's decision to block AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA.

@ CTIA: OTT services are next battleground

May 9, 2012 3:19 pm | by Brad Smith, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Panel discussions at CTIA Wireless conventions are invariably hospitable and friendly. But there was an underlining tension Tuesday at the Executive Forum panel.

Charter Communications narrows net loss

May 8, 2012 3:03 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

With new CEO Tom Rutledge at the helm, the company also reports an unexpected surprise – its first gain in video subscribers in years.

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Time Warner Cable adds Ruckus gear to Wi-Fi arsenal

May 8, 2012 2:59 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is building out its Wi-Fi network in its Los Angeles system with the addition of a new vendor, Ruckus Wireless.

Comcast pushes play on WatchESPN

May 8, 2012 2:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast’s landmark deal with the Walt Disney Co. is starting to bear fruit with the news that WatchESPN is now available to Comcast’s subscribers.

Time Warner Cable Business Class launches D3 across Maine, N.H.

May 8, 2012 2:54 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After rolling out DOCSIS 3.0 tiers for residential customers in Maine and New Hampshire, Time Warner Cable is now offering its Wideband Internet to businesses in the same areas.

Elemental Technologies picks up $13M in funding

May 8, 2012 2:51 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The video processing specialist also named Kevin O’Hara, CEO of Integra Telecom, as its chairman of the board.

T-Mobile hires Ericsson, NSN for LTE build

May 8, 2012 2:50 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA said it has hired Ericsson and Nokia Siemens to expand its HSPA+ service and construct its new LTE network.

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Ericsson outs LTE 'office in a box'

May 8, 2012 2:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Ericsson is offering its business customers an LTE-capable "office in a box" that runs on Verizon Wireless' next-generation mobile broadband network.

Small cells, big benefits

May 8, 2012 2:47 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

If you think small cells need to be deployed in huge numbers to address the capacity crunch, think again.

Ohio panel clears $3.1M for broadband boost

May 8, 2012 2:44 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The investment would help 33 universities, community colleges and technical schools to enhance their networks with boosts of up to 1 Gbps.

Study: Comcast tops VoIP scorecard for North America

May 7, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast was ranked first in North America for its hosted VoIP service, while Verizon Business took top honors among IP connectivity providers.

AT&T announces IP-based remote home monitoring

May 7, 2012 2:35 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T said it plans to begin trials in Atlanta and Dallas this summer.

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Time Warner Cable doles out digital research program stipends

May 7, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable announced that it awarded stipends to two scholars as part of its ongoing Research Program on Digital Communications effort.

Clearwire, Sequans fine-tuning TD-LTE

May 7, 2012 2:30 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire is rolling out a version that runs in unpaired spectrum, versus the paired spectrum flavor being used by every other major operator in the country.

NewNet re-launches with WiMAX at the Center

May 7, 2012 2:28 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Who says WiMAX is dead? Don’t tell that to the folks at NewNet Communication Technologies or the firm’s owner, Skyview Capital.

IT Financial Management Week - July 23-25, 2012

May 4, 2012 2:55 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

As offices are shifting toward new systems, IT Financial Management Week is a must-attend event to learn metrics that will help you analyze and forecast your actual IT spend.

O’Carroll announces retirement from Rogers Cable

May 3, 2012 6:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

After 17 years and a nearly complete overhaul and integration of the company’s wireline and wireless networks, O’Carroll said he’s looking forward to time on his own.

Cablevision adds video subs in Q1

May 3, 2012 2:38 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The achievement aggravates analysts, however, since it was based on promotional pricing that compromised cash flow.

Cox Business cues up social media site for small businesses

May 3, 2012 2:36 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Business has launched a new website in order to help small businesses foster and coordinate their social media efforts.

TWC partners with American Express to promote SignatureHome

May 3, 2012 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable is enticing American Express cardholders to sign up for its premium SignatureHome Premium View tier thorough an exclusive partnership.

Verizon goes on offense against AWS deal critics

May 3, 2012 2:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless sent the FCC a 14-page screed denouncing critics of its AWS purchase to "address a litany of erroneous claims" from T-Mobile USA and a number of other groups.

Colorado telecom overhaul in doubt this year

May 3, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A bill to end subsidies for phone service in rural areas is faltering.

TV's double vision: When 1 screen isn't enough

May 3, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Social networking is wreaking a profound change in TV-viewing habits.

Data additions drive Comcast’s Q1 revenue; video losses lessen

May 2, 2012 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

En route to a nearly 30 percent profit increase in the first quarter, Comcast slowed the bleeding of its basic video subscriber losses while it continued to add high-speed data customers.

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