Sprint Nextel was the subject of a number of actions by ratings services Friday following its announcement that it plans to issue bonds in a private placement and may use proceeds to fund Clearwire.
It's the first U.S. carrier to acknowledge turning down the phone.
The Comcast Business wideband tier features up to 100 Mbps on the downstream and 10 Mbps on the upstream, which is up to 60 times faster than download speeds for a T1 line.
Comcast was in an elite group when it recently scored an engineering Emmy for its Xfinity TV iPad app. The Xfinity TV app also works with iPhone and Android devices.
Time Warner Cable recently promoted John Quigley to the position of regional vice president of operations for New York City.
Alcatel-Lucent's rosy third-quarter profits were overshadowed by a grim fourth-quarter forecast that warned sales could take a hit from the European financial crisis.
The return and repair of Android smartphone devices is costing mobile operators as much as $2 billion per year, according to a study by WDS.
Outdoor Wi-Fi is the new black when it comes to data services for cable operators. Not only does Wi-Fi reduce customer churn in the face of increased competition from telcos, it does so by leveraging the existing DOCSIS plant while laying the groundwork for new revenue services in the future.
With the launch of new consumer services, companies face business and technical challenges that impede time to market and successful deployments. Multi-screen app development for the cable TV industry is no different. Some unique business and technical challenges must be addressed to take advantage of the “appmania” that is sweeping the CE industry.
The push for multi-screen video services is creating new players in the digital content value chain, including over-the-top providers, and creating opportunities and challenges for service providers, advertisers, content providers and consumers.
This column acknowledges those who give back - those who donate their money, their time, their skills. We lack the space to mention every act of kindness and charity from just the past year alone; let these examples stand for the rest.
I was in the lobby of a hotel in Los Angeles when the television screen announced that Steve Jobs had died. Of course, this was quite a shock. A few moments later, remembering how he looked at recent appearances and his leaving Apple recently, it was obvious that this was coming; I just didn’t want to face the reality of it.
When the curtain goes up on Expo and a companion event, the Capacity Management Symposium, during the week of Nov. 14, it will mark the culmination of a year of intense discussion among CTOs, other industry thought leaders, the Cable-Tec Expo Program Committee and SCTE officials.
It hasn’t gotten to the point where we’ve struck a partnership deal with Berlitz yet, but over the past couple of years there’s been a dramatic increase in interest from the international community in SCTE’s products and services.
AT&T has signed a three-year extension with DirecTV to continue to be able to resell the latter's TV service across the 22 states where AT&T offers residential broadband and voice service.
DirecTV Group, the country's largest satellite TV broadcaster, raked in more subscribers than ever in the third quarter, helped by the NFL Sunday Ticket.
A federal judge is allowing Sprint and C Spire Wireless' lawsuits against AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA to proceed on the grounds that they could have an anticompetitive effect on the market for wireless devices.
Clearwire managed to add a record number of subscribers in the third quarter and reported a decent quarter overall, but its financing requirements are keeping investors from getting too excited.
The company has promoted Peter Kiriacoulacos to executive vice president of procurement for Comcast Cable, an operation he had been leading as a senior vice president.
Phone company CenturyLink reported lower third-quarter net income Wednesday as operating expenses related to its April acquisition of larger phone company Qwest overshadowed increased revenue.
Qualcomm posted record increases in sales and profits for its fiscal fourth quarter Wednesday on surging growth in the global smartphone market.
Comcast is still mulling the fine print of its Xcalibur service, including price point and whether it will be a premium-only offering, but the IP- and cloud-based service is headed to a major market next year.
While the OTT threat seems to be waning, satellite and IPTV video service providers are gaining ground on cable operators' share of the video pie, according to a recent report.
Clearwire needed a savior, and it appears that savior has come. The company will provide wholesale WiMAX services for UnitedOnline's NetZero brand beginning next year.