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Cable might cut ties with Clearwire

February 17, 2012 2:37 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Clearwire warns its partnership with Comcast and Time Warner Cable is threatened by the MSOs' new relationship with Verizon Wireless.

Brightcove shares soar on 1st day of Nasdaq trading

February 17, 2012 2:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brightcove's shares are surging in their first day of trading on the Nasdaq exchange.

Research: IP-based home security services on the rise

February 17, 2012 2:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to Parks Associates, more than 20 percent of households across the nation will have installed IP-based multi-service home networks by 2015.

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Study: Optical network equipment up 8% in Q4

February 17, 2012 2:28 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Driven by a surge from large vendors, spending on optical equipment grew 8 percent globally during the fourth quarter.

Comcast wraps up Xfinity Home launch in Freedom Region

February 16, 2012 3:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast's Freedom Region, which serves 2.1 million customers in greater Philadelphia, New Jersey and northern Delaware, has completed the launch of Xfinity Home across its entire footprint.

DirecTV adds 125K subs in Q4

February 16, 2012 3:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

DirecTV Group said its net income rose 16 percent in the latest quarter, helped by subscriber gains.

Clearwire boasts strong Q4; weakness ahead

February 16, 2012 3:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire posted some rosy fourth-quarter numbers, but a spike in churn and a weaker-than-expected forecast indicate the company is not out of the weeds just yet.

Comcast ups Avgiris to EVP, GM of data group

February 16, 2012 3:16 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast has promoted Cathy Avgiris to executive vice president and general manager of the data and communications group, where she will lead the rollout of the joint bundle offerings with Verizon Wireless.

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NewNet sees opportunity in WiMAX

February 16, 2012 3:12 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

NewNet's announcement that it has officially closed an acquisition of Nokia Siemens' WiMAX business (originally Motorola's WiMAX business) is a reminder that the technology might still afford a healthy business opportunity, although not perhaps as a strictly consumer-facing mobility solution.

Grassley: Still blocking FCC nominees

February 16, 2012 3:10 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Senator Chuck Grassley, a vocal critic of the FCC's handling of LightSquared, says he will continue to bar two FCC nominees from being confirmed despite the agency's decision to block LightSquared's network.

Fandango's former CEO joins Invidi's advisory board

February 16, 2012 3:08 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Invidi Technologies has invited Chuck Davis, best known as the former chairman and CEO of movie site Fandango, to serve on the company's advisory board.

Elemental hires sales VP for Asia

February 16, 2012 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Based in Hong Kong, Godfrey will lead sales and service efforts in the Asia-Pacific region.

Former Cox exec Kinsey joins Charter as VP of IP engineering

February 16, 2012 11:49 am | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

After a 12-year career at Cox Communications, Randy Kinsey has joined Charter Communications as its vice president of IP engineering.

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TIA 2012: Inside The Network

February 15, 2012 6:23 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

The TIA 2012 Conference & Exhibition, scheduled for June 5-7 at the Gaylord Hotel in Dallas, Texas

Comcast nearly zeroes out subscriber defections in Q4

February 15, 2012 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Comcast managed to accomplish what few had expected any cable company could accomplish in the competitive video era: It minimized subscriber defections to the point where customer loss was almost negligible.

Shaw Business lands contract to provide services to energy camp

February 15, 2012 2:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Communications was the winning bidder on providing Snamprogetti Canada with communications services to the Sunrise Energy Project construction camp.

End of the road for LightSquared?

February 15, 2012 2:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has hammered what could be the final nail in the coffin for LightSquared's LTE plans.

Jab Broadband advances network upgrade

February 15, 2012 2:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

One of the country's largest wireless Internet service providers is upgrading more than 200 towers with new backhaul equipment as part of a large-scale network upgrade project.

Femto Forum broadens focus, changes name

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

The Femto Forum announced it will no longer answer to that name, but rather to the Small Cell Forum. The change is aimed at including all varieties of small cell technology, including residential, enterprise, metro and rural small cells.

U.S., EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid

February 14, 2012 3:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's $12.5 billion bid to buy cell phone maker Motorola Mobility has won approvals from U.S. and European antitrust regulators, moving Google a major step closer to completing the biggest deal in its 13-year history.

AT&T, Verizon top 2011 Ethernet Leaderboard

February 14, 2012 3:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

AT&T, Verizon and tw telecom held down the top three spots, respectively, in Vertical System Group's 2011 U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard, while Cox Communications ranked fourth overall.

Start-up that streams broadcast TV picks up $20M in venture funds

February 14, 2012 3:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

IAC Chairman Barry Diller takes a seat on the board of Aereo, which has devised a new over-the-top scheme based on antenna farms and network DVRs.

Report: March launch for smaller, LTE-capable iPads

February 14, 2012 3:24 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A pair of reports attempted to shed light on the rumored early-March iPad 3 release, claiming Apple is planning to launch a smaller 8-inch iPad and will offer LTE-capable versions of its slate through Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

LaJoie keynote speaker at SCTE Canadian Summit

February 14, 2012 3:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable executive vice president and CTO Mike LaJoie will be the keynote speaker at the SCTE Canadian Summit 2012 in Toronto.

NCTA seeks nominees for this year's Vanguard Awards

February 14, 2012 3:20 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association is seeking nominations for its Vanguard Awards, which are handed out at The Cable Show.

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