Sprint has filed a complaint against Dish and Clearwire, asking the courts to put the brakes on Dish’s tender offer to Clearwire. Sprint said “DISH has repeatedly attempted to fool Clearwire’s shareholders into believing its proposal was actionable in an effort to acquire Clearwire’s spectrum and to obstruct Sprint’s transaction with Clearwire.”
Home services – packages that include some combination of home automation, home monitoring, and home security – have a long way to go before they rival any of the other elements in the residential bundle in terms of revenue. But the potential is there and initial indications are highly encouraging.
Bill Stemper, president of Comcast Business Services, spent part of the Cable Show in Washington D.C. being honored by his peers in the cable industry. After a 30-year-career in cable, Stemper chalked up a win in the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s Vanguard Awards in the cable operations and management category.
Cox Business released the results of its first small business survey and the findings included that email was still the most critical communications tool, social media is lacking and Steve Jobs was the top entrepreneurial idol. Cox Business surveyed 605 small business owners and managers in its footprint to get their thoughts on business-related issues.
This morning CableLabs announced qualification of the first devices that use the DOCSIS Provisioning of EPON (DPoE) specifications. Devices achieving qualification status were DPoE systems from CommScope, Huawei, Sumitomo Electric, and ZTE and optical network units (ONUs) from CTDI, Finisar, Huawei, and Sumitomo Electric.
Suddenlink Communications has deployed the Sigma Systems fulfillment platform to automate the activation of voice and data services for its business customers. By using Sigma’s fulfillment offering, Suddenlink was able to achieve full integration from billing, order entry to delivery.
Time Warner Cable Business Class has expanded the availability of its Teleworker Solutions, which includes four bundled packages to pick from, across its Texas, Mid-West and Pacific West markets. The bundles combine high-speed Internet with business class phone and managed security to meet the needs of remote office workers.
Led by gains in the cable and fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) sectors, the broadband customer premise equipment market continued to post solid gains in the first quarter of this year. Thanks to the continued strong growth of FTTH and cable CPE, the global broadband CPE market hit $2.2 billion in the first quarter.
Atlantic Broadband will rely exclusively on TiVo for customer premise equipment, and will become the first U.S. MSO to leverage TiVo's complete product suite, according to the vendor, which also said the deal is exclusive. Atlantic Broadband will begin the rollout later this year.
Video compression specialist Ateme has appointed Paul Kosac vice president of strategic accounts and channel partners for the Americas. Kosac has previously been employed in leadership positions at Scientific-Atlanta, Philips, PanAmSat, Cisco and Harmonic.
Improving the operational efficiencies of today’s increasingly sophisticated and complex networks requires not only a whole new tool set, but also a different mindset. Operational support has to go beyond simply unifying billing, and workforce management is key, including installation and repair teams.
Cox Business has signed on to use NetCracker Technology’s managed services business support system (BSS.) The multi-year deal enables Cox Business to use NetCracker’s new TOMS (Telecom Operations & Management Solutions) version 9.0.
As we roll into the third day of the NCTA Cable Show 2013, we ponder on what we have learned about X2 and the race to put stuff in the cloud, about high school football in Florida, about CCAP technology, and about life in general. Actually, not so much about life in general.
Mediacom Communications has joined the ranks of cable operators that are offering a home automation service to their subscribers. Mediacom, the eighth-largest cable operator in the nation, has joined Comporium Communications’ security, monitoring and automation (SMA) dealer program to deliver the home automation service across its footprint.
Building a viable business model for TV Everywhere is a tedious and complicated process, with authentication and measurement issues the leading prerequisites for achieving the ultimate goal of content ubiquity. That was the conventional wisdom shared by panelists during Monday’s Authenticate Me, Baby: Consumer Behavior in the TV Everywhere Era session.