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BendBroadband names Holmes new VP of technology

January 24, 2012 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

BendBroadband has appointed Wade Holmes as its new vice president of technology after Holmes served in that role on an interim basis.

Clearwire posts rosy Q4 sales

January 24, 2012 2:22 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire released preliminary fourth-quarter results indicating that attempts to reinvigorate its business showed some results last quarter.

Amino picks Celeno's Wi-Fi platform for IPTV STBs

January 24, 2012 2:19 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Amino Communications has selected Celeno Communications' Wi-Fi solutions for use in its IPTV set-top boxes.

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Optimum Lightpath adds Web conferencing bundle

January 24, 2012 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Optimum Lightpath has introduced a bundle of Web conferencing services targeted to mid-market businesses.

CMC delivers CBeebies preschool channel over VOD

January 24, 2012 2:17 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

BBC Worldwide picked the Comcast Media Center to pitch the programming from Spanish-language channel CBeebies from the CMC's video-on-demand content distribution platform.

AT&T seeks approval for spectrum transfer

January 24, 2012 2:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T has officially submitted to the FCC a request for approval to transfer $1 billion worth of spectrum to T-Mobile USA.

Supreme Court gives NDS victory in dispute with Dish

January 23, 2012 1:42 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The legal battle stretches back to 2003, when EchoStar filed a $2 billion claim against NDS alleging that NDS was responsible for compromising EchoStar's content security system.

In the media: Knology negotiating to pick up 1,000 subs in Fla.

January 23, 2012 1:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to The News Herald, the city of Springfield would make about $3.1 million in infrastructure upgrades before transferring its cable system over to Knology.

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SCTE-Tuck to focus on cable engineering opportunities for women

January 23, 2012 1:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and Tuck Executive Education at Dartmouth program will include several events designed to increase the representation of women in cable engineering.

Clearwire chases MVNO market with Simplexity deal

January 23, 2012 1:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire stepped up its efforts to get more wholesale customers as it braces for the loss of its largest customer, Sprint, which is phasing out devices that use Clearwire's WiMAX network in favor of its own LTE service.

Sprint hangs up on Carrier IQ

January 23, 2012 1:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint has decided to remove the technology from its software through a series of over-the-air updates after disabling it last month because of "customer concerns."

Study finds tablet, e-book ownership soared

January 23, 2012 1:29 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tablets and e-readers were a popular gift over the holidays, so much so that the number of people who own them nearly doubled between mid-December and January, a new study found.

Cable ops divulge Verizon marketing deals to FCC

January 20, 2012 2:13 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Four cable companies selling a massive swath of AWS spectrum to Verizon Wireless for nearly $4 billion have decided to tell the FCC about the extensive marketing deals that go along with the transactions, but they don't want the details made public.

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DirecTV dispute with Sunbeam has viewers in dark

January 20, 2012 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DirecTV and the owner of TV stations in Miami and Boston are in a standoff over fees the satellite provider pays to run broadcast programming, leaving tens of thousands of viewers unable to see shows ranging from "American Idol" to the NFL playoffs.

SeaChange tabs Bornak as new chief financial officer

January 20, 2012 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International has hired Michael Bornak as its new chief financial officer. Bornak will also serve as treasurer, secretary, and senior vice president of finance and administration at SeaChange.

Google's Q4 disappoints; Android going strong

January 20, 2012 2:08 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Investors dumped shares of Google after the fourth-quarter earnings call, sending shares of the company plummeting 9 percent in after-hours trading, spurred largely in part by a reported 8 percent drop in cost per click (CPC).

Intel's Q4 earnings rise 6%, top St. estimate

January 20, 2012 2:06 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Intel, the world's largest chip-maker, said its profit rose 6 percent in the latest quarter, topping analyst expectations, even as hard drive shortages held back PC makers' chip orders.

Venture capital investments up 19% in Q4

January 20, 2012 2:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Funding for start-ups rose 19 percent in the fourth quarter as venture capitalists fueled money into more companies in the Internet, clean technology and other sectors.

Latisys adds Comcast's Metro Ethernet to Chicago data center

January 19, 2012 3:06 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast Business Services' Metro Ethernet service is now being offered by Latisys in the latter's Chicago-based data center.

Zodiac claims 2 more customers for HTML5 platform

January 19, 2012 3:04 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The two operators were identified only as Tier 1 North American MSOs. The company previously announced that it has been working with Cablevision and with Videotron.

AT&T hikes data limits – and fees

January 19, 2012 3:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T is adding more megabits to its data plans, but it's also raising its fees.

Verizon Wireless teams with StrataCache

January 18, 2012 1:43 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The two collaborate on a cloud-based approach to updating digital signs in retail outlets, updated via Verizon's LTE network.

Procera Networks scores 3rd follow-on order from top MSO

January 18, 2012 1:41 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Procera Networks announced that it has rung up a $2 million follow-on order from a top North American MSO.

Android phones still tops; iPhone gains ground

January 18, 2012 1:37 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

While the iPhone 4S might have been a mild disappointment to many Apple faithful, it apparently spurred droves to choose the iPhone in the fourth quarter of 2011.

Comcast, Verizon kick-start joint marketing effort in Pacific Northwest

January 17, 2012 1:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Comcast are jumpstarting their new partnership with the cross-selling of each other’s services in Seattle and Portland.

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