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Cox shifts execs Burrows, Leone to new roles

January 5, 2012 2:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications has moved executives Marilyn Burrows and Duffy Leone to new jobs within the company after the departure of Janet Barnard in November.

Comcast hires Mendiola as VP, GM of multicultural services

January 5, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast Cable has hired Ruben Mendiola as its vice president and general manager of multicultural video services.

Verizon Wireless posts record Q4 iPhone sales; profits suffer

January 5, 2012 2:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that the company sold a record 4.2 million iPhones in the fourth quarter, but its success came at a cost.


USENIX ATC - June 13-15, 2012

January 4, 2012 4:18 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

Join us in Boston June 13-15 for the 2012 USENIX Annual Technical Conference. USENIX ATC has always been the place to present groundbreaking research and cutting-edge practices in a wide variety of technologies and environments. USENIX ATC 2012 will be no exception.

Telecom Council Predictions - Jan. 18, 2012

January 4, 2012 4:05 pm | by CED Magazine | Events

Telecom Council Executive Forum members, delegates and our invited experts go on the record with predictions for 2012, so take notes! We kick off with official predictions from experts from many telecom sectors who will share their views of what to expect for 2012.

Bright House Media Strategies to sell ads for AT&T

January 4, 2012 1:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Media Strategies, the advertising arm of Bright House Networks, has struck a deal to sell ads in its Orlando. Fla. and Bakersfield, Calif. markets for AT&T AdWorks.

AT&T to pay $215M to TiVo to settle patent suit

January 4, 2012 1:22 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T will pay TiVo at least $215 million through June 2018, becoming the latest TV signal provider to settle a patent lawsuit involving the digital video recorder pioneer.

Former Charter CTO Fawaz joins Synacor's board

January 4, 2012 1:12 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Former Charter Communications executive vice president and chief technical officer Marwan Fawaz, along with Time Warner exec Gary Ginsberg, was recently appointed to Synacor's board of directors.


Lawmakers want probe of Huawei sales to Iran

January 4, 2012 1:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Six lawmakers have asked the State Department to investigate whether Huawei and other infrastructure vendors violated U.S. sanctions against Iran by selling telecommunications equipment to the Middle East nation.

SCTE hires Comcast's Davidson as new VP of engineering, network operations

January 3, 2012 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers has beefed up its engineering team with the news that former Comcast exec Marty Davidson was hired as its vice president of engineering and network operations.

'Tis the season to be jerked around

January 3, 2012 2:03 pm | by Brian Santo | Blogs | Comments

Time Warner Cable once again has found itself in a nasty retransmission rights battle, this time with the MSG Network, which pulled its programming from the MSO's lineup.

Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

January 3, 2012 2:01 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless dropped a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit or debit cards.

FCC approves AT&T purchase of Qualcomm spectrum

January 3, 2012 1:59 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission approved wireless carrier AT&T's $1.93 billion purchase of unused wireless spectrum from Qualcomm.


LG to sell 55-inch TV using new ultra-thin tech

January 3, 2012 1:56 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For flat-panel TVs, the choice for years has been between plasma and LCD. Now there'll be another choice, at least for those prepared to spend big.

Another name change: Versus to NBC Sports Network

January 3, 2012 1:54 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The cable channel with three names in five and a half years is getting its new identity from one of the most recognizable brands in sports broadcasting.

LightSquared taps former Sprint exec as CFO

January 3, 2012 1:52 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

LightSquared added some muscle to its top brass when it appointed an executive who oversaw the $70 billion merger between Sprint and Nextel as its new CFO.

Jungo hires Spear to lead North American sales

January 3, 2012 1:50 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Home gateway middleware provider Jungo has hired former IPgallery and Cedar Point Communications executive David Spear.

CED Video & Product Showcase - December 2011

January 1, 2012 3:57 am | by CED Magazine | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola Televation; Lindsay Broadband LBR-ONU Series; Textronic award-winning Sentry; Corning Cable Systems OptiSheath MF2; APEX3000 Universal Edge QAM; AMT's Whole Home DVR; RFMD's RFCM2680...


January 1, 2012 2:57 am | by CED Staff | Articles | Comments

Here at CED, the results of our annual Broadband 50 are unpredictable, with a different No. 1 for four years running now. The Broadband 50 celebrates the companies, trends and occurrences, and people...

CED Person of the Year: Jorge Salinger

January 1, 2012 2:34 am | by Mike Robuck, Senior Editor | Articles | Comments

While it may take a village to drive the development and implementation of something as far-reaching as the cable industry’s CCAP specifications, Comcast’s Jorge Salinger has beat the drum louder than anyone else.

Cable’s SMB Forecast: Cloudy and Bright

January 1, 2012 2:13 am | by Craig Kuhl, Contributing Editor | Articles | Comments

The latest forecast for running a small to mid-size business (SMB) in the cloud calls for greater cost efficiencies and productivity with increasing revenue showers...

CED’s 2011 Pacesetter Awards

January 1, 2012 1:45 am | by CED Staff | Articles | Comments

The 2011 class of Pacesetter Award recipients represent innovators in a number of endeavors crucial to the competitive viability of cable operators around the world...

In Perspective - Six degrees of … no, wait …

January 1, 2012 1:30 am | by Brian Santo, Editor-in-Chief | Articles | Comments

If it isn’t directly connected, odds are that it would take only a few steps to get to the technology. Call it Six Degrees of Multi-Screen.

Open Mic - New Requirements for Linear Transcoding

January 1, 2012 1:03 am | by By Michael Adams, Head of Software Strategy for Solution Area TV at Ericsson | Articles | Comments

Over-the-top (OTT) video traffic continues to increase as more and more consumers start to use long-form video portals such as Hulu, Netflix and HBO Go.

Engineering-Wise - Standardizing Cable Installation

January 1, 2012 12:46 am | by By Mark Dzuban President and CEO of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers | Articles | Comments

One of the persistent themes at Expo was the need to listen to the customer. There was repeated talk of understanding, anticipating and responding...

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