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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.

Cox hires Saksena away from Time Warner Cable

October 17, 2011 5:29 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Saksena fills a gap at Cox that has been open since January, when former executive vice president and CSO Dallas Clement was hired as the CFO of


Former Cox CTO Bowick joins itaas' advisory board

October 17, 2011 5:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Itaas said Bowick will provide guidance on technology trends and ways to serve the needs of service providers as they transition from a TV-centric RF digital network to a multi-screen, multi-platform environment over an IP network.

Momentum taps LogiSense for billing systems

October 17, 2011 5:13 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Momentum is going with a billing and OSS system from LogiSense to backup its wholesale digital voice services business.

Microsoft completes $8.5B acquisition of Skype

October 17, 2011 4:21 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The two companies joined forces late Thursday when Microsoft completed its $8.5 billion purchase of Skype. The closing came five months after Microsoft announced the deal.

ECI highlights business services with latest technology

May 19, 2011 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

ECI will be demonstrating an innovative approach to provisioning business services via DOCSIS over EPON.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - BigBand Networks

October 27, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

BigBand Networks is a leader in digital video networking. The company’s innovative video networking platforms utilize exiting infrastructure to deliver and monetize multi-platform video services, including digital TV, high-definition TV, advanced advertising, video-on-demand and interactive TV, along with state-of-the-art bandwidth solutions.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - CommScope

October 27, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

The new Brightpath Optical Solutions (BOS), an “end-to-end” system approach to fiber architectures, offers a full suite of headend, outside plant and end user solutions for an operator to choose the technology and architecture needed for residential, MDU, commercial and cellular backhaul applications.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - TriQuint Semiconductor

October 27, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

TriQuint’s TriAccess CATV/FTTH products simplify and satisfy RF needs in high-speed broadband systems. Our DOCSIS 3.0/edge QAM amplifiers can cut power consumption by 50 percent and space by 80 percent. TriQuint FTTH/GPON/RFoG amplifiers are ultra low noise and can substantially extend system link budgets.

Live From Cable-Tec Expo - Fujitsu

October 27, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Our cable-ready, carrier-grade optical and professional services solutions are helping MSOs across North America deliver video, data and telecom services over a single, high-speed network.

Live From The Cable Show - NCTA's My World Exhibit

June 14, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

From broadband-powered home energy monitoring to immersive 3-D TV, the My World exhibit at The Cable Show 2010 dazzled visitors with real-life depictions of all that cable can do. Here, NCTA vice president Mark Bell describes how My World came to be.

Live From The Cable Show - Incognito

May 18, 2010 7:15 am | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

Incognito's Broadband Command Center's new Auto-Configuration Server component helps cable operators expand services to non-cable systems such as DSL, PON and WiMAX, where TR-069 is the dominant provisioning and management system.

The long way home

February 28, 2009 7:35 pm | by Traci Patterson | Articles | Comments

With increasingly intrepid, interactive and networked subscribers experimenting with ways to hook all of their media devices together, aided and abetted by certain consumer electronics vendors, cable operators and other service providers are being forced to consider how to handle home networks.

SpectrumCo aims for national wireless footprint

October 31, 2006 7:00 pm | by CED Magazine | News | Comments

SpectrumCo, a joint venture of Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable, Cox Communications, Advance/Newhouse and Sprint Nextel, put up a combined $2.37 billion to win 137 wireless spectrum licenses via the FCC's Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction.

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