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Cablevision rings up click-to-call from Web browsers

October 25, 2011 2:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision voice customers now can dial-up phone numbers from a browser.

Knology tunes in DOCSIS 3.0 tiers in Montgomery, Ala.

October 25, 2011 2:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Current residential and business customers were upgraded to DOCSIS 3.0.

RGB, itaas, Verimatrix team on TV Everywhere

October 25, 2011 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The joint solution will help service providers jump in quickly.

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Sprint plans 2013 LTE Advanced launch

October 25, 2011 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint will use the airwaves to launch LTE Advanced in the first half of 2013.

Netflix’s stock plunges on brutal Q3, somber outlook

October 25, 2011 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix jolted its shareholders again with its third-quarter financial report.

4G: Good timing for consumers

October 25, 2011 2:32 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

4G is going mass market, and it couldn’t be at a more opportune time.

C Spire ramps expansion for LTE prep

October 24, 2011 1:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

C Spire Wireless is pouring an additional $10 million into its network to harden its CDMA infrastructure ahead of its planned LTE launch.

Netflix to provide service to the U.K., Ireland

October 24, 2011 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company will start offering access to movies and TV shows early next year.

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Report: Google mulling role in possible Yahoo bid

October 24, 2011 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others.

Fibertech Networks picks Ciena to provision backhaul network

October 24, 2011 1:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Fibertech Networks has teamed up with Ciena for the build-out of a mobile backhaul network for an unnamed wireless service provider in Connecticut.

Sprint nixes unlimited for data-only services; smartphones spared

October 21, 2011 2:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apparently that time has come – but only for some of its devices.

Verizon will depend on LTE for growth

October 21, 2011 1:52 pm | by Brian Santo and Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon’s Q3 was buoyed by postpaid subs and LTE devices.

STMicroelectronics supplies cable modem chip to Chinese op

October 21, 2011 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Gehua Cable will include the STi7141 in set-top boxes for all of its subscribers.

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In the media: Cogeco charges subscribers $50 to upgrade to D3 tiers

October 21, 2011 1:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cogeco has been pushing the envelope on its DOCSIS 3.0 rollouts.

Sidera Networks expands colocation facility in Philly

October 21, 2011 1:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Sidera announced this week that it has expanded its network into a corporate center in Virginia.

Cisco snags BNI Video for $99M

October 20, 2011 3:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cisco is forking out $99 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

AT&T U-verse TV growth slows in Q3

October 20, 2011 3:50 pm | by Brian Santo and Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Overall profits slide; iPhone sales flat.

9 MSOs to square off in Expo IP Challenge

October 20, 2011 3:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Nine cable operator engineers and operations professionals will go toe to toe.

CableLabs offers toolset for testing ad systems

October 19, 2011 4:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The DPA Toolset emulates complex ad environments.

Building the iTV brand: Canoe releases guidelines for ExpandTV

October 18, 2011 4:16 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In an effort to promote interactive television among networks, advertisers and cable operators, Canoe Ventures has released usage guidelines for ExpandTV.

Broadcom tests DOCSIS-based EoC offering in China

October 18, 2011 3:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom said Chinese cable operators achieved strong quality of service results during a recent network test of Broadcom's DOCSIS-based Ethernet over Coax (EoC) cable architecture technology.

Harmonic to supply PRTC with transcoding

October 18, 2011 3:44 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

"It would have taken over a dozen devices from other vendors to provide the breadth of functionality found in the one-rack unit ProStream 1000 with ACE," said Tony Stout, CTO at PRTC. "Harmonic's ProStream with ACE technology gave us a cost-effective, highly flexible solution that delivers excellent video quality for our Mediaroom deployment, helping us gain a competitive advantage."

Viacom to N.Y. court: Scrap YouTube copyright ruling

October 18, 2011 3:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A lower court previously concluded that Google's popular video service is protected from copyright infringement claims. On Tuesday, Viacom urged a Manhattan appeals panel to reject that ruling.

Cablevision says 'Hola' to more Spanish programming

October 18, 2011 3:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision said the iO en espanol package was available to new residential and commercial subscribers starting at $8.95 per month. Customers need to subscribe to Cablevision's basic service tier and above, as well as have a digital cable set-top box. Existing iO en espanol customers interested in the new channels can upgrade their tiers.

T-Mobile adds pay-by-the-day plans

October 18, 2011 3:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The new daily plans include $3 per day for unlimited talk, text and Web, with 200 MB of high-speed data; $2 per day for unlimited talk, text and Web on T-Mobile's 2G EDGE network; and $1 per day for unlimited text and 10 cents per minute for talk.

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