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Broadband, business services shine in TWC’s Q3 results

October 27, 2011 2:53 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

To borrow a phrase from an infamous actor, Time Warner Cable’s high-speed Internet services were “winning” in the third quarter.

Sprint to use Clearwire LTE for capacity

October 27, 2011 2:49 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire may be losing Sprint as a wholesale WiMAX customer, but it appears that it has gained Sprint as a wholesale LTE customer.

Time Warner Cable sheds light on cloud-based guide

October 27, 2011 2:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

During its third-quarter conference call this morning, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt said the company has deployed a cloud-based user guide in parts of Syracuse, Dallas and Los Angeles.

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Comcast’s metro Ethernet connects Ill. school district to cloud

October 26, 2011 1:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

It’s a textbook example of how Comcast can deliver cloud-based services while also cutting the bottom line through virtualization.

Sprint shares down; Clearwire’s up

October 26, 2011 1:38 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel managed to achieve its best total company wireless net subscriber additions in five years.

SCTE, ANGA team up to promote events

October 26, 2011 1:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

They’ve inked a cooperation agreement that will help them coordinate and promote their respective events.

Spectrum have-not MetroPCS: Making it work

October 26, 2011 1:33 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

MetroPCS has the least spectrum of the top five operators in the country, by a wide margin.

A shave and a service cut – two bits

October 26, 2011 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

People still fear that cord-cutting may yet develop into a phenomenon, but the evidence is that it isn’t happening much.

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RGB, itaas, Verimatrix team on TV Everywhere

October 25, 2011 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The joint solution will help service providers jump in quickly.

Amdocs upgrades customer care suite

October 25, 2011 2:40 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

Call centers and retailers both benefit from Amdocs' CM 8.1.

Netflix’s stock plunges on brutal Q3, somber outlook

October 25, 2011 2:38 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix jolted its shareholders again with its third-quarter financial report.

BendBroadband CEO wins William B. Smullin Presidential Award

October 24, 2011 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

It’s the same award her father, Don Tykeson, received 23 years ago.

Netflix to provide service to the U.K., Ireland

October 24, 2011 1:47 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company will start offering access to movies and TV shows early next year.

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Report: Google mulling role in possible Yahoo bid

October 24, 2011 1:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is exploring the possibility of helping to finance a possible deal by others.

Study: Interactive TV ads resonate with viewers

October 24, 2011 1:42 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Interactive or advanced ads improved customer engagement and brand recall.

Microsoft's fiscal Q1 earnings hit analyst targets

October 21, 2011 2:27 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

But that might not be enough to overcome the perception that the world's largest software maker is being outmaneuvered by nimble rivals.

Verizon will depend on LTE for growth

October 21, 2011 1:52 pm | by Brian Santo and Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon’s Q3 was buoyed by postpaid subs and LTE devices.

Cisco snags BNI Video for $99M

October 20, 2011 3:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cisco is forking out $99 million in cash and retention-based incentives.

Shaw's Q4 profit falls

October 20, 2011 3:53 pm | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Killing LTE for Wi-Fi has an impact.

AT&T U-verse TV growth slows in Q3

October 20, 2011 3:50 pm | by Brian Santo and Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Overall profits slide; iPhone sales flat.

Q3 group sales up for Ericsson

October 20, 2011 3:41 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Shares in Ericsson were up more than 6 percent in early morning trading.

Broadcom tests DOCSIS-based EoC offering in China

October 18, 2011 3:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom said Chinese cable operators achieved strong quality of service results during a recent network test of Broadcom's DOCSIS-based Ethernet over Coax (EoC) cable architecture technology.

Harmonic to supply PRTC with transcoding

October 18, 2011 3:44 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

"It would have taken over a dozen devices from other vendors to provide the breadth of functionality found in the one-rack unit ProStream 1000 with ACE," said Tony Stout, CTO at PRTC. "Harmonic's ProStream with ACE technology gave us a cost-effective, highly flexible solution that delivers excellent video quality for our Mediaroom deployment, helping us gain a competitive advantage."

Cablevision says 'Hola' to more Spanish programming

October 18, 2011 3:26 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision said the iO en espanol package was available to new residential and commercial subscribers starting at $8.95 per month. Customers need to subscribe to Cablevision's basic service tier and above, as well as have a digital cable set-top box. Existing iO en espanol customers interested in the new channels can upgrade their tiers.

Cox hires Saksena away from Time Warner Cable

October 17, 2011 5:29 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Saksena fills a gap at Cox that has been open since January, when former executive vice president and CSO Dallas Clement was hired as the CFO of AutoTrader.com.

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