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Charter Business makes move into SIP trunking

December 8, 2011 2:35 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Charter Business is getting ready to join the ranks of cable operators that are offering Session Initiation Protocol trunking to medium-size and large businesses.

LaJoie to the world: TWC CTO renews employment agreement

December 8, 2011 2:34 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable, in particular, and the cable industry in general will enjoy the presence of chief technology officer and executive vice president Mike LaJoie for at least several more years.

SCTE, Georgia Tech partner on management development program

December 8, 2011 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

As part of its ongoing effort to provide professional development opportunities in the cable industry, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has teamed up with Georgia Tech on a new management development program.

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Cisco names former Juniper exec mobility CTO

December 8, 2011 2:31 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Cisco has named a former executive with rival Juniper Networks as the new chief technology officer for its mobile business.

SeaChange's ODG launches SVOD service with Mexico's Cablevision

December 8, 2011 2:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

SeaChange International subsidiary On Demand Group is powering a premium subscription video-on-demand service that was recently launched in Mexico by Cablevision.

Hollywood flubs movie system launch, miffs users

December 8, 2011 2:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Warner Bros. is learning a hard lesson about launching an ill-conceived product in the age of social media.

In the media: Verizon down with OTT

December 7, 2011 2:12 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Verizon Communications is working on an over-the-top service that would stream movies and TV shows to customers outside of its FiOS video service footprint.

Copps sets departure date; nominee vote pending

December 7, 2011 2:08 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Michael Copps formally announced his retirement just days before a key Senate vote for two nominees to the agency.

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SCTE issues call for papers for SEMI Forum

December 7, 2011 2:07 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers is seeking proposals for presentations to be given at the SCTE Smart Energy Management Initiative Spring Forum 2012.

AT&T hits bottom in consumer survey

December 7, 2011 2:05 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

For the second year in a row, AT&T finds itself at the bottom of Consumer Reports' annual survey that measures consumer satisfaction with wireless carriers. Meanwhile, a relatively little-known provider called Consumer Cellular topped the ratings.

Humbled Netflix CEO still thinking, talking big

December 7, 2011 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

To hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film director.

Sidera powers Acetylon Pharmaceuticals' headquarters

December 7, 2011 2:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Sidera Networks announced that Acetylon Pharmaceuticals, a researcher and developer of drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune and other diseases, picked its Internet access service to power the company's Boston headquarters.

CED Video & Product Showcase - November 2011

December 6, 2011 7:01 pm | by CED Magazine | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola's APEX3000 Universal Edge QAM, ATCi's TE-2000 Spectrum Analyzer HD, Tektronix's MTS4000 MPEG Analyzer, Sunrise Telecom's CM3 Series Cable Network Analyzer, Lindsay Broadband's HFC Wi-Fi Access and much more.

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Cablemas phasing out VOD for streaming

December 6, 2011 2:18 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Last May, Cablemas bought more than a quarter million hybrid set-tops. The other shoe just dropped: Cablemas is going to phase out its traditional video-on-demand (VOD) system for a quarter of its TV subscribers in favor of a broadband-based streaming service managed by Avail-TVN.

Shaw bows Wi-Fi trials in 3 cities

December 6, 2011 2:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Communications launched the trial of its Wi-Fi network for customers in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Sandvine lands $4.5M expansion order with large MSO

December 6, 2011 2:10 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Sandvine announced that it had won an expansion order for $4.5 million with a Tier 1 North American MSO.

Cogeco to buy transit media firm

December 6, 2011 2:07 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Cogeco is expanding its portfolio of media outlets that already includes a cable network, TV and radio stations, and a news agency, with the acquisition of an advertising rep firm.

Sprint lights up 1st multimode LTE base station

December 6, 2011 2:04 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The first base station for Sprint's massive $5 billion network upgrade project went live in Branchburg, N.J., as the operator prepares to move forward with its LTE plans.

Clearwire embarks on $300M stock sale

December 6, 2011 2:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire plans to sell $300 million worth of Class A common stock to raise cash for its planned TD-LTE network, which will be used to add capacity to Sprint's LTE network.

Cox promotes Taylor to chief people officer

December 6, 2011 1:58 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications' Rhonda Taylor has joined the company's senior executive team with her promotion to executive vice president and chief people officer.

Verizon Wireless nixes Google Wallet in new phone

December 6, 2011 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is blocking the new flagship phone running Google's Android software, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, from running Google's in-store payment application, the Wallet.

Comcast's Smit, TWC's Britt saddle up on Verizon Wireless deal

December 5, 2011 2:09 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While the shockwaves from Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks' decision to sell their wireless spectrum - through their joint venture of SpectrumCo – continue to settle, company execs hit their respective blogs to provide additional insights.

Verizon sees opportunity with online ID service

December 5, 2011 2:04 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Verizon has achieved a certification for a digital credentials program that in the short term will give the company a big advantage competing for work with the federal government, and in the long term might point the way toward the establishment of secure digital IDs in the consumer market.

Knology promotes Ard to VP of sales, marketing

December 5, 2011 2:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Knology announced that Royce Ard was named as the company's new vice president of sales and marketing. In his new job, Ard oversees consumer and commercial sales, marketing communications, and product management.

mFoundry lands $18M in new funding

December 5, 2011 1:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Provider of mobile banking and payments services mFoundry announced $18 million in growth capital from MasterCard, Intel Capital, FIS and Motorola Mobility.

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