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Live From Cable-Tec Expo - SeaChange

March 26, 2012 4:55 pm | by CED Magazine | Videos | Comments

See how SeaChange enables the world’s most exciting commercial multi-screen video services, fully integrating on-demand and linear television with iPads, PCs and smartphones.

Comcast opens doors on Xfinity Customer Center in Colo.

March 26, 2012 2:51 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast is taking steps to improve its customers’ experience on several fronts, one of which includes the transformation of many of its customer service centers across its footprint.

TiVo fires back at Motorola in patent spat

March 26, 2012 2:48 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

TiVo ups the stakes in a patent dispute with Verizon’s supplier of DVRs by dragging Time Warner Cable into the fray

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Verizon, cable ops shed light on AWS, marketing deals

March 26, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and the four cable operators it is buying spectrum from have presented the FCC with a nuanced explanation of a marketing and cross-selling arrangement that was penned at the same time the companies agreed on a $3.9 billion sale of AWS spectrum.

Whaleback picks Bright House to enable managed voice services

March 26, 2012 2:44 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Whaleback Managed Services picked Bright House Networks to help provision its managed voice services to a health care facility in Tampa Bay.

AT&T to FCC: 'I told you so' about T-Mobile layoffs

March 26, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T is linking the layoffs of 1,900 T-Mobile USA call center workers to the FCC's decision to block the two companies' merger, a scathing critique that prompted a quick response from the agency.

Hillcrest offers motion control for phones, tablets

March 26, 2012 2:36 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Hillcrest Labs might not be a household name, but it’s hoping to make its Freespace technology a common component in smartphones and tablets.

Australia bans Huawei from Web network

March 26, 2012 2:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Citing hacking attacks attributed to China, Australia sours on Chinese network gear suppliers.

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All aboard the Buckeye Express: Buckeye bows 110 Mbps wideband tier

March 23, 2012 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Buckeye CableSystem has launched a DOCSIS 3.0-based wideband tier with download speeds of up to 110 Mbps.

CPE brought into IPv6 test process

March 23, 2012 2:50 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

The University of New Hampshire’s InterOperability Laboratory will be testing gateways for IPv6 conformance during a mid-April testing event.

Time Warner Cable pumps up data speeds in NY metro area

March 23, 2012 2:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable recently increased the speeds of some of its tiers at no additional cost in its New York metropolitan footprint.

Clearwire CFO lays out trump card: Capacity

March 23, 2012 2:45 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire finance chief Hope Cochran laid out the company's trump card at an investor conference yesterday: Operators need capacity, and Clearwire has it in spades.

Home network penetration tops 75%

March 23, 2012 2:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to a recent report by The Diffusion Group, eight out of 10 broadband-enabled households across the nation have home networks in place.

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Comcast: We tried to sell AWS to 'virtually every' U.S. carrier

March 22, 2012 3:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A top Comcast executive said during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee that it had tried to sell its AWS spectrum to "virtually every wireless carrier in the country" before forging a multi-billion-dollar deal with Verizon Wireless.

Review: New iPad screen is eye-opening upgrade

March 22, 2012 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Beware the new iPad: Not because it's an inferior product, but because it's a superior one. Using one is like living the life of a millionaire for a day, then getting dumped back in your regular life. Your eyes are now opened to how miserable your existence is.

Comcast, Liberty Global pump $11M into ad firm Integrate

March 21, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Liberty Global Ventures and Comcast Ventures stepped to the plate to lead an $11 million second round of financing for advertising enabler Integrate, led by Jeremy Bloom.

FCC vote may advance Dish spectrum use

March 21, 2012 2:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC is expected to pass a proposal at its open meeting, which could advance Dish Network's plans to use its satellite spectrum for an LTE network.

Broadcom buying BroadLight for about $195M

March 21, 2012 2:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Semiconductor company Broadcom is buying privately held BroadLight for about $195 million in order to expand its broadband access portfolio and help deliver next-generation technologies.

Virgin Mobile hit by national data, SMS outage

March 21, 2012 2:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile USA is recovering from a national outage that has left customers across the country without data or text messaging service.

New set-tops could save millions of kilowatts a year

March 20, 2012 3:30 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The inclusion of a “light sleep” mode can help set-tops consume more than 20 percent less energy than boxes lacking the option.

Google, Motorola merger held up by China review

March 20, 2012 3:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

China's antitrust authorities are prolonging a second investigation into Google's $12.5 billion merger with Motorola Mobility.

Motorola Mobility, EdgeCast partner up on CDN offering

March 20, 2012 3:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility has added a content delivery network option into its roster through a partnership with EdgeCast Networks that will also extend its reach globally.

Bernstein: Sprint bankruptcy a 'very legitimate risk'

March 20, 2012 3:24 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint's stock took a hit after a prominent research firm downgraded the operator on a "very legitimate risk" of bankruptcy, sending the operator's shares down 4.5 percent after a recent rally.

BT picks IneoQuest system for service quality

March 20, 2012 3:22 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

BT Wholesale will use IneoQuest’s Video Service Assurance solution to ensure the reliability and quality of its new TV Connect service

GSMA, WBA collaborate on Wi-Fi roaming

March 20, 2012 3:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance announced a collaboration aimed at simplifying connectivity to Wi-Fi hotspots from mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

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