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Windstream to cull up to 400 management positions

May 31, 2012 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After buying nine companies since 2006, Windstream said that it is streamlining management positions by cutting 375 to 400 jobs.

Liberty Media spells out plan for Sirius control

May 31, 2012 2:16 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Liberty remains intent on increasing its holdings in the radio broadcaster, despite FCC misgivings.

RCN taps thePlatform to back TV Everywhere service

May 30, 2012 3:09 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

RCN plans to roll out the service later this year, accessible through its TiVo set-tops.

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A zettabyte a year on the Internet by 2016

May 30, 2012 3:08 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Surprise! Internet traffic continues to increase, according to a pair of forecasts. The question in some quarters will be how to monetize the growth.

Sprint sets hard stop for iDEN operations

May 30, 2012 3:03 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint plans to shut down its iDEN network as early as June 30, 2013, allowing it to reuse the service's spectrum for LTE.

FCC wireless chief Kaplan resigns

May 30, 2012 3:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The head of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau has resigned after a tumultuous one-year term.

Sunrise Telecom appoints new directors

May 29, 2012 2:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company’s board adds expertise in finance, small-cap companies and turnaround situations.

Sprint gets $1B loan for Ericsson network gear

May 29, 2012 1:48 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint has landed a $1 billion credit facility that will provide extra cash for its network upgrade project.

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Report: Residential gateways boost broadband revenue

May 29, 2012 1:46 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Residential gateways are adding to service providers’ bottom lines by enabling new services.

Sprint to shut down Nextel as early as June 2013

May 29, 2012 1:43 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sprint says it will shut down the Nextel network as early as June 30 of next year, cutting off service for its characteristic walkie-talkie-like Nextel phones.

Cisco culls Cius tablet, blames BYOD

May 29, 2012 1:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Cisco is taking the axe to its Cius enterprise-grade tablet because of "market transitions" stemming from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

UXP Systems, Motorola winners of CIO.IT | Competition 2012

May 25, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

UXP Systems and Motorola Mobility bested 35 other companies to win The Cable Show’s CIO.IT | Competition 2012 in Boston.

Cox CTO Hart shares thoughts on Cable Show, big picture at MSO

May 25, 2012 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Cox Communications CTO Kevin Hart outlines the company’s key projects and initiatives.

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Xfinity Home coming to Sacramento

May 25, 2012 12:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast is set to expand the home monitoring and control service in California’s state capital.

Kohl asks DOJ, FCC to 'carefully scrutinize' Verizon AWS deal

May 25, 2012 12:10 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The same senator that asked the FCC and Justice Department to block AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA is now asking the agencies to "carefully scrutinize" Verizon's AWS spectrum purchase and marketing deals with four cable companies.

New Google data show Microsoft's piracy problems

May 25, 2012 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's Internet search engine receives more complaints about websites believed to be infringing on Microsoft's copyrights than it does about material produced by entertainment companies pushing for tougher online piracy laws.

SeaChange sells media services company

May 24, 2012 2:21 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Avail-TVN has purchased SeaChange International’s On Demand Group (ODG) for $27 million.

Yahoo seeks to shake up search, Web browsing

May 24, 2012 2:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Joining the battle to redefine Internet search, Yahoo is taking aim with a new browser enhancement it calls "Axis."

Jury: Google didn't infringe on Oracle’s patents

May 24, 2012 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury ruled that Google did not infringe on Oracle's patents when the Internet search leader developed its popular Android software for mobile devices.

Alcatel-Lucent core routers take on Cisco, Juniper

May 24, 2012 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent is moving in on the market for core network gear with new routers that support up to 32 terabytes per second.

DT: T-Mobile selloff ‘unlikely’

May 24, 2012 1:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom's CEO has all but ruled out a second attempt to selloff T-Mobile USA to another operator.

New ad zapper has TV networks worried about sales

May 23, 2012 11:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Dish Network is letting consumers zap away broadcast TV commercials at the touch of a button with its Auto Hop feature on its new DVRs.

Azuki, Arris team on TV Everywhere platform

May 23, 2012 11:41 am | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

Service providers can now use the combination of the Azuki Media Platform and the Arris ConvergeMedia Management Suite (CMM) software to deploy on-premise, multi-screen video services to their subscribers.

TOA connects field techs to each other

May 23, 2012 11:39 am | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

A new module for the company’s workforce management system enables technicians and dispatchers to work with each other.

Pace, TiVo partner on multi-tuner video gateway

May 23, 2012 11:09 am | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Pace and TiVo have collaborated on a six-tuner, hybrid QAM/IP video gateway, which is known as the XGI, that also features TiVo’s user interface.

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