Musings, observations and some notes that didn't make it into last week's coverage of the SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta.
The stock of wireless broadband network operator Clearwire is plunging after a report quoted its chief executive as saying that the company is weighing whether to make a large debt payment on Dec. 1.
CableLabs is establishing a new lab dedicated to improving the energy efficiency of cable customer premises equipment.
Motorola Mobility's shareholders approved Google's $12.5 billion buyout deal at a special meeting on Thursday, clearing a key hurdle for the closing of the deal.
A key congressional intelligence committee has opened an investigation into national security threats posted by Chinese-owned telecommunications companies working in the United States, specifically Huawei and ZTE.
Attendance for this week's Cable-Tec Expo topped the 10,000 mark, while Monday's first-ever Capacity Management Symposium exceeded attendance expectations.
From a field of 28 contestants, Comporium Group's Greg Brakefield emerged as the overall winner of the SCTE International Cable-Tec Games earlier this week.
Midcontinent Communications has extended its DTN platform for its latest backbone network expansion, connecting the systems in Minnesota that Midcontinent picked up with its acquisition of US Cable.
More than 25 million current and former Netflix subscribers are being offered a sliver of a $27.5 million payment to settle allegations that the video subscription service and Wal-Mart illegally conspired to inflate prices to rent and buy DVDs.
Alpha Technologies is announcing a significant expansion of its Power Services offering, including the installation, construction and preventative maintenance of critical network power equipment.
Harmonic updated its mid-range multichannel media server with solid-state drive (SSD) storage. Separately, the company rehired Matthew Aden to head up sales to MSOs in North America.
Incognito Software and Applied Broadband said they are partnering on a subscriber consumption management solution for cable operators, which are struggling with the issue of provisioning the growing number of IP devices being used by consumers.
Internet phone service Skype is letting users of its computer-based software make video calls to their Facebook friends and receive them, too.
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, including business services, optical networking and multi-screen delivery.