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Research: OTN transport, switching to hit $10.6B by 2015

February 14, 2012 3:16 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Global manufacturer revenue from optical transport network (OTN) transport equipment and switching equipment will reach $10.6 billion by 2015, according to a new research report.

Verizon betting big on medical IT

February 13, 2012 4:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

A collaboration with Health Evolution is designed to figure out how to transform the delivery of medical services.

Verizon defends cable deal redactions

February 13, 2012 3:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is refusing to reverse redactions about its marketing side deal with cable operators forged in its $4 billion acquisition of their AWS spectrum.

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Cox completes install of 5 fuel cells in San Diego

February 13, 2012 3:05 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications has wrapped up the installation of five fuel cells in San Diego as part of parent company Cox Enterprises’ nationwide energy savings program.

In the media: Insight strikes $3.5M franchise deal with Louisville

February 13, 2012 3:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In an effort to tidy up its affairs ahead of its $3 billion purchase by Time Warner Cable, Insight Communications reached a new franchise agreement with the city of Louisville, Ky.

N.Y. cable dispute blacks out Knicks, 4 NHL teams

February 13, 2012 3:02 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 2 million Time Warner Cable subscribers lost TV access to the NBA's Knicks and the NHL's Rangers, Devils, Islanders and Sabres because of a fight over rate increases between the cable giant and MSG Network.

Comcast’s thePlatform promotes three execs

February 13, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Video management and publishing vendor thePlatform announced that three of its executives have been promoted.

Netflix trims Q4 earnings to account for $9M settlement

February 13, 2012 2:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix pressed the rewind button on its fourth-quarter earnings after settling allegations that the video subscription service violated a consumer privacy law.

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Vodafone eyes bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide

February 13, 2012 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile phone company, said it is considering a possible bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide, causing shares in the telecoms network provider to jump 27 percent.

Apple joins FLA; supply chain inspections underway

February 13, 2012 2:44 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced that Apple will join the association as a participating company, effective immediately.

Synacor debuts as a public company

February 10, 2012 3:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Synacor finally became a public company, opening on the Nasdaq exchange.

Alcatel-Lucent inks patent deal amid mixed Q4 results

February 10, 2012 3:17 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent moved to cash in on the booming intellectual property market amid mixed fourth-quarter results, offering licenses to its 29,000 strong patent portfolio.

Arnholt joins Comcast as VP of talent management

February 10, 2012 3:13 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast announced that Beth Arnholt has rejoined the company in a new role as vice president of integrated talent management.

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Report: Apple to unveil new iPad in March

February 10, 2012 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AllThingsD, a website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, says Apple is holding an event in San Francisco.

More on Shaw’s network upgrades for Exo branding

February 10, 2012 2:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Shaw Communications CTO Dennis Steiger provides a few more details on the company’s engineering efforts that are behind its Exo brand.

Delay sought in Verizon, cable AWS deal

February 9, 2012 4:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

DirecTV, T-Mobile USA and Sprint want the FCC to stop the clock on its review of Verizon Wireless' $4 billion deal to buy a nationwide chunk of AWS spectrum from four cable companies.

Shaw’s engineering efforts pay off with launch of Exo

February 9, 2012 4:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Exo features HD signals in a higher, less compressed bit rate for improved quality and a larger selection of on-demand titles in full 1080p HD, along with fiber-based Internet speeds of up to 250 Mbps.

Cisco beats estimates with Q2 earnings, sales

February 9, 2012 4:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco, the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, said that its net income jumped 44 percent in the latest quarter as it continues to put last year's slump behind it.

Optimum Lightpath cooks up suite of services for local governments

February 9, 2012 4:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Optimum Lightpath Government Services Suite helps counties, cities, townships and municipalities reduce their telecommunications costs by bundling Ethernet, telephony and Web conferencing services together.

Protesters deliver petitions to Apple retail stores

February 9, 2012 4:28 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Protesters bearing a petition of 250,000 signatures prepared to march on Apple retail stores in pursuit of a commitment by the iPhone maker to "clean up its supply chain."

BendBroadband joins TV Everywhere fray with Turner

February 8, 2012 2:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In keeping with its legacy of being a cable innovator, BendBroadband launched its TV Everywhere service with video content available from Turner Broadcasting.

Cox opens new distribution center in Virginia

February 8, 2012 2:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications partnered with Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI) on a new 72,000-square-foot distribution center in Chesapeake, Va.

Sprint’s iPhone gamble widens losses

February 8, 2012 2:22 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint's bet on the iPhone helped it bring in the highest number of new customers in six years during the fourth quarter, but the success came at a hefty price.

Invidi secures another addressable ad patent

February 8, 2012 2:21 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The patent supports the company’s own addressable advertising system, which enables ad decisions to be made at individual set-top boxes based on information provided to the network by the devices.

In-Building Enterprise Connectivity – The Last 100 Yards

February 8, 2012 1:18 pm | by Matt Squire, former CTO of Overture Networks, and Andy Paff, managing director of Headwaters | Articles | Comments

When connecting a business customer with carrier Ethernet, the last 100 yards is critical.

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