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Comcast's Werner to head SCTE Foundation board

January 9, 2012 2:55 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast executive vice president and CTO Tony Werner was elected as president and chairman of the board of directors of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers Foundation for the 2011-12 term.

BYOD trend prompts Sprint restructuring

January 9, 2012 2:52 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend isn't just affecting corporate IT departments – it appears to be having an impact on wireless operators, too.

Analysts: Gadget sales to top $1T in 2012

January 9, 2012 2:45 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Developing countries like China and India will drive global sales of consumer electronics above $1 trillion for the first time, even as cash-strapped shoppers in the U.S. and Western Europe ease off spending for high-tech gear.

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Cox Business hooks up college football fans in New Orleans

January 6, 2012 2:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Business has got college football fans' backs during the BCS Championship Game between LSU and Alabama at the Superdome in New Orleans.

Sprint LTE set for launch in 10 markets

January 6, 2012 2:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint plans to turn on its LTE service in 10 markets before the middle of this year, including Atlanta, Dallas, San Antonio and Houston.

AT&T adds 11 new LTE markets

January 6, 2012 2:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T announced today that it has expanded its LTE service to 11 new markets, bringing the total to 26 markets covering 74 million points of presence (POP).

Cable scofflaws beware: SubscriberWise sees you

January 6, 2012 2:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

SubscriberWise has come up with an interesting way of tracking down people who are viewing cable services after previously being disconnected for non-payment.

Kit Digital picks up Sezmi assets, clients for $27M

January 6, 2012 2:39 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Sezmi has been purchased by Kit Digital for about $27 million in stock and cash. Both companies specialize in cloud-based multi-screen delivery, notably with capabilities to distribute video on LTE wireless networks.

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Pace fills post of president for Americas

January 6, 2012 2:36 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Pace has appointed Tim O'Loughlin president of its Pace Americas business unit, succeeding Mike Pulli, who was recently elevated to CEO of the company.

Mao to take the reins at Ubee Interactive

January 6, 2012 2:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Ubee Interactive said its executive chairman, Robert Y. L. Mao, will add the title of president upon the retirement of the company's CEO, Yuan-Hao Lin.

Shaw signs deal to provide voice service in Calgary

January 6, 2012 2:31 pm | News | Comments

Shaw Business has inked a three-year deal with the city of Calgary to provide local telephone services and advanced custom 311 configurations over its fiber network.

Leap mulls LTE tie-up with Sprint

January 6, 2012 2:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Leap Wireless International is "very willing" to consider extending its current wholesale deal with Sprint for 3G service to LTE, CEO Doug Hutcheson said.

More than 200M watched NFL this season

January 6, 2012 2:23 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 200 million viewers saw NFL games this season, with an average of 17.5 million per game.

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The 'CES curse'?

January 6, 2012 2:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The largest trade show in the Americas must be a great place to show off new products, right? Wrong. It's quickly becoming a launch pad for products that fall flat.

Disney and Comcast reach a long-term deal

January 5, 2012 2:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Walt Disney Co. reached a long-term agreement with the nation's largest TV signal provider, Comcast, that extends their partnership into the next decade.

Knology gives the gift of D3 to Dothan data subs

January 5, 2012 2:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Knology officially launched its DOCSIS 3.0 wideband tiers in its Dothan, Ala., system, with no additional charges to its subscribers in the area.

Clearwire's got capacity to share

January 5, 2012 2:41 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire's got capacity in the 2.5 GHz band, and it's here to share it – at the right price.

Netflix stock surges with Internet video streaming

January 5, 2012 2:40 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix has released some statistics that indicate the video subscription service must be doing something right, even though investors and customers have been ridiculing it for much of the past six months.

Cox shifts execs Burrows, Leone to new roles

January 5, 2012 2:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications has moved executives Marilyn Burrows and Duffy Leone to new jobs within the company after the departure of Janet Barnard in November.

Comcast hires Mendiola as VP, GM of multicultural services

January 5, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast Cable has hired Ruben Mendiola as its vice president and general manager of multicultural video services.

Verizon Wireless posts record Q4 iPhone sales; profits suffer

January 5, 2012 2:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the company sold a record 4.2 million iPhones in the fourth quarter, but its success came at a cost.

USENIX ATC - June 13-15, 2012

January 4, 2012 4:18 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

Join us in Boston June 13-15 for the 2012 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. USENIX ATC has always been the place to present groundbreaking research and cutting-edge practices in a wide variety of technologies and environments. USENIX ATC 2012 will be no exception.

Telecom Council Predictions - Jan. 18, 2012

January 4, 2012 4:05 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

Telecom Council Executive Forum members, delegates and our invited experts go on the record with predictions for 2012, so take notes! We kick off with official predictions from experts from many telecom sectors who will share their views of what to expect for 2012.

Bright House Media Strategies to sell ads for AT&T

January 4, 2012 1:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, has struck a deal to sell ads in its Orlando. Fla. and Bakersfield, Calif. markets for AT&T AdWorks.

AT&T to pay $215M to TiVo to settle patent suit

January 4, 2012 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T will pay TiVo at least $215 million through June 2018, becoming the latest TV signal provider to settle a patent lawsuit involving the digital video recorder pioneer.

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