Comcast has struck partnerships with the U.S. Department of Labor and Connect2Compete to further stretch the reach of its low-cost Internet Essentials broadband tier. Comcast said the new partnerships would help close the gap on the digital divide.
Dish Network has stepped up its offense against a Sprint proposal that it says could "severely jeopardize" its wireless plans. The two companies are fighting over the FCC's proposed rule changes to Dish Network's AWS-4 spectrum, 40 MHz of satellite spectrum it wants to use for a land-based LTE network.
SingTel has deployed Ciena’s 5410 Packet-Optical Reconfigurable Switch System (RSS) and OneConnect Intelligent Control Plane software to help enterprise businesses have access to highly reliable high-speed services on an optical network that is capable of data transfers of up to 10 Gbps per single connection.
Barnes & Noble will launch a video service this fall that lets users buy and watch movies and TV shows on their mobile devices and TVs. Users of Nook Video will be able to shop an extensive collection of movies and shows from major studios.
The Canopy PMP 450 is a point-to-multipoint (PMP) fixed wireless platform that builds on previous products in the Canopy PMP family, providing better performance, including the ability to provide more than 90 Mbps of peak throughput in only 20 MHz of spectrum from a single access point (AP).
The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) has inked a deal with Boingo Wireless to provide its members with white-label Wi-Fi service. The agreement announced allows carriers that are part of the CCA to offer access to Boingo Wi-Fi under their own brand.
Knology Business announced that it has launched a new website that separates the business service offerings from the residential services on the company’s main site. Knology became a wholly owned subsidiary of WideOpenWest Finance earlier this year.
Shaw Business, the commercial services arm of Shaw Communications, announced that the Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) awarded its Carrier Ethernet 1.0 Certification for all of Shaw’s fiber-based Ethernet services, which include EPL, EVPL and VPLS.
Bloomberg reported that trials for the cloud-based gaming services are slated to start later this year ahead of possible deployments next year. The cloud-based services pose a direct threat to traditional, expensive consoles from the likes of PlayStation, Xbox and Wii.
The city says Millennium Park has already begun offering free wireless Internet to the public, and all parks in Chicago will eventually offer free Internet. The city also wants to expand high-speed access for residents in underserved areas.
Verizon will pay TiVo at least $250.4 million to settle a patent lawsuit related to its digital video recording technology, and the two have a licensing deal. The two companies agreed to dismiss all pending litigation. They had been scheduled to go to trial in October.
Federal Communications Commission officials told Congress that the GPS industry should have raised concerns about interference long before it gave LightSquared the go-ahead for a wholesale wireless service in an adjacent band. The Commission is in hot water.
The three PON optical network terminals – ONT-G4021-RTN-FRU-C, ONT-E4021i-RTN and ONT-E2424F – were designed to simplify the integration of set-top boxes in the field as part of Aurora Networks’ fiber-to-the-premises product line while migrating cable operators to an all-IP environment.
On its own, HBO might cost U.S. consumers in the range of $10 to $15 a month, but TV distributors usually bundle the offering together with other packages that include 100 channels or more, which can raise one's monthly bill well above $100.
Polartec is a high-tech fabrics manufacturer. With employees and office locations around the world, Polartec used a VPN to keep track of company-related systems and data while also tracking inbound and outbound orders with its partners.
A German court has dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung Electronics and Google's Motorola Mobility infringed patents used in touchscreen devices. The Mannheim state court's ruling Friday follows similar decisions in Britain and the Netherlands.
With video constituting an ever-larger percentage of growing worldwide data traffic, communications companies are accelerating the migration to 100 gigabit transmission on backbones and metro area networks. There have been a lot of recent announcements in the U.S.
The new multi-screen service – which currently works with Apple iOS devices, including the new iPhone 5 – is called Shaw Go. Once Shaw cable and Shaw Direct satellite subscribers authenticate themselves, they can access HBO Canada and Movie Central programming on Internet-connected devices.
AT&T continued its WCS shopping spree with the purchase of two licenses in San Diego, a key market in California. The spectrum will be used to supplement AT&T's LTE network in the California market, where competitor Verizon Wireless has already launched LTE.
MetroPCS CEO Roger Linquist said that the prepaid provider has nearly 1 million LTE customers, a number that places one out of every nine customers on its mobile broadband network. Linquist said it at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference in New York.
Liberty Global wants to buy the rest of Belgian cable TV provider Telenet Group Holding for about $2.56 billion. Liberty Global has been the Belgian cable provider's controlling shareholder since 2007 and owns 50.4 percent of Telenet's outstanding shares.
TV Everywhere and Web portal vendor Synacor has joined forces with Comcast Spotlight, which is the advertising division for Comcast Cable, to provide a single point of contact for local online ads. Comcast Spotlight can now sell its advertising inventory on the Web portals that Synacor manages for cable operators.
Despite the threat of Internet video, coupled with a decline in the North American pay-TV market, global pay-TV subscribers will increase 5 percent this year to 858.1 million. The Asian-Pacific market, which is expected to add more than 27 million pay-TV subscribers this year, will drive the key growth area.
Sprint said the push-to-talk service that is replacing its outgoing iDEN network now has more than 1 million customers. The announcement came just after AT&T said it planned to launch its upgraded PTT service, a product aimed squarely at attracting Sprint customers migrating off iDEN.
Deutsche Telekom announced that it has appointed John Legere as the new CEO of its T-Mobile USA business unit. Legere succeeds Jim Alling, who has served as interim CEO since Philipp Humm abruptly left his post as CEO of T-Mobile. Legere is the former CEO of Global Crossing.