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Study: U.S. business fiber penetration increases to 32%

March 19, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The penetration of fiber-optic services to businesses across the nation continued to increase last year.

Application performance management for enterprise WANs

March 16, 2012 5:06 pm | by Alcatel-Lucent | White Papers

Exponential-e is the first U.K. provider to offer its business customers an application performance management capability delivered from within its own network. This technical paper details the benefits available to Exponential-e's customers, as well as how the capability is deployed.

Comcast ready to jolt electronics industry on energy awareness

March 16, 2012 3:28 pm | by Special to CED | News | Comments

Cognizant of its new size and expanded influence, Comcast intends to push for better management of energy consumption in both network infrastructure and in the home.

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It's over: Sprint ends LightSquared LTE deal

March 16, 2012 3:25 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint walked away from a multi-billion-dollar deal to host LightSquared's spectrum on its network and has returned $65 million in prepayments to the foundering company, whose wireless plans are on the rocks because of problems with GPS interference.

Avaya acquires Radvision for $230M

March 16, 2012 3:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Avaya announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Radvision, a provider of videoconferencing and telepresence technologies over IP and wireless networks, for $230 million.

The CW will cut streaming window

March 16, 2012 3:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A significant minority of fans refuse to wait three days, and instead visit illegal sites to watch CW shows.

Werner to keynote SCTE chapter event

March 16, 2012 3:12 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Comcast CTO will be speaking at the Greater Chicago Chapter’s Cable Games/Vendor Day.

FTC said to probe Google on tracking, antitrust

March 16, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google is reportedly facing multiple investigations from the Federal Trade Commission over its business practices.

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Cisco snags NDS in $5B deal

March 15, 2012 3:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The continued video-based evolution of Cisco took a major leap forward with the news that it will buy digital TV software and security vendor NDS for $5 billion.

Dish Network’s Hopper whole-home DVR platform available

March 15, 2012 3:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Dish Network said that its Hopper whole-home DVR system, which it first introduced at CES earlier this year, is now available to its customers.

Verizon relents, licenses Veveo’s search technology

March 15, 2012 3:06 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Verizon has agreed to license start-up Veveo’s technology for cloud-based search associated with its FiOS TV service.

VZW closes purchase of spectrum in Poconos

March 15, 2012 3:01 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless closed its purchase of a regional wireless provider in northeast Pennsylvania from U.S. Cellular

Swisscom taps Net Insight for contribution system

March 15, 2012 3:00 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Swisscom Broadcast will use Net Insight’s Nimbra platform to transport live HD video, voice and data content.

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TD-LTE: Ready for liftoff

March 15, 2012 2:57 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

With its most high-profile backer sent back to the bench, does that mean TD-LTE is out of the running? Not by a long shot.

Buckeye gears up with Arris for home networking

March 14, 2012 2:49 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Buckeye CableSystem is gearing up for its long-term IP migration while attempting to win back customers in the short term with Arris’ hybrid QAM/IP video gateways.

Cablevision senior execs Blackley, Mayo resign

March 14, 2012 2:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The executive exodus continued at Cablevision with executive vice president of corporate engineering and technology James Blackley and executive vice president of consumer operations Kathleen “Kip” Mayo handing in their resignations.

Cricket, Clearwire sign 5-year LTE deal

March 14, 2012 2:38 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Cricket Communications has signed a five-year agreement with Clearwire for wholesale access to its not-yet-built TD-LTE network.

Twin Lakes Telephone selects Entone’s managed TV system

March 14, 2012 2:36 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Entone announced that Twin Lakes Telephone will use the vendor’s FusionTV system to provide a unified set of video services for its customers.

Gerry wins 2012 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award

March 14, 2012 2:33 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The Cable Center announced that Alan Gerry was named as the 2012 Bresnan Ethics in Business Award recipient.

Ericsson snaps up Technicolor broadcast operation

March 13, 2012 3:22 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

A relatively modest $25 million investment buys Ericsson a dominant position in the European broadcast market.

Kanouff joins Cablevision as an EVP

March 13, 2012 3:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The former SeaChange executive will be responsible for consumer-facing technologies.

Optimum Lightpath offers dark fiber alternative for large businesses

March 13, 2012 3:18 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cablevision’s Optimum Lightpath is now offering a dark fiber solution that was designed to cut down on upfront operational costs.

In the media: Intel mulls ‘virtual cable operator’ play

March 13, 2012 3:16 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In an effort to break free of its computer-based roots, Intel is said to be soliciting programmers on a plan to create a “virtual cable operator” service that would stream video over the Internet.

Clearwire LTE plans intact as partner China Mobile hits snag

March 13, 2012 3:13 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Clearwire said its TD-LTE plans remain unchanged despite a major setback at key technology partner China Mobile.

Barnes & Noble hires former Cablevision exec as CFO

March 13, 2012 3:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Barnes & Noble has named former Cablevision chief financial officer Michael Huseby as its new CFO.

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