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Elemental Tech busy with collaborations

April 11, 2012 2:51 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The video processing specialist adds support for MPEG DASH and CALM Act compliance.

Elevate expands Sprint MVNO deal, adds WiMAX

April 11, 2012 2:47 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Elevate said it will use Clearwire's WiMAX network for fixed and mobile broadband services through an expanded MVNO deal with Sprint.

NCTC announces new hires, expanded agenda

April 11, 2012 2:45 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The organization makes a series of moves that will help its members better deal with IPTV, OTT and other recent networking issues.

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NAMIC announces 2012 Next Generation Leader Awards

April 11, 2012 2:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications recently announced the winners of its 2012 Next Generation Leaders Awards.

Best Buy CEO resigns amid investigation

April 11, 2012 2:42 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn resigned amid an ongoing investigation into what the company called his "personal conduct."

Entone fuels hybrid TV deployment in Oklahoma

April 11, 2012 2:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Entone has hooked up with BTC Broadband to help provision a new hybrid TV service in Bixby, Okla.

Tribune Broadcasting, DirecTV reach 5-year deal

April 10, 2012 5:26 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The deal restores broadcast signals in 19 DirecTV markets.

Boston regains power to regulate basic cable

April 10, 2012 5:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

And do we think the atmosphere at The Cable Show in Boston next month might be a little tense?

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TiVo users in Bay Area tap into Comcast’s VOD streams

April 10, 2012 5:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

TiVo and Comcast’s long-term relationship has been somewhat consummated with the news that Comcast is letting subscribers in its San Francisco system access its Xfinity on-demand content through TiVo Premiere boxes.

Home automation: Comcast to add Technicolor touchscreen

April 9, 2012 2:14 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

While Comcast has opened the floodgates on its Xfinity Home service, with plans to have it launched in virtually every system by year’s end, it will also start using a second touchscreen from Technicolor.

Hargray to acquire Charter system in South Carolina

April 9, 2012 2:11 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Hargray Communications has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Charter Communications’ Beaufort County cable system in South Carolina that serves about 7,000 subscribers.

Key to Netflix's future: Better recommendations

April 9, 2012 2:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Netflix executives John Ciancutti and Todd Yellin are trying to create a video recommendation system that knows you better than an old friend. It's a critical mission as Netflix faces pressure.

Research: Digital return tech will outstrip analog by 2014

April 9, 2012 2:08 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

According to a recent study by optical transport vendor Aurora Networks, digital return path technologies will surpass analog by 2014 as cable operators’ preferred choice to meet the increase in upstream demands.

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Leap, T-Mobile swap AWS spectrum

April 9, 2012 2:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile and Leap Wireless plan to swap spectrum in a number of markets as they work to find additional bandwidth for their respective LTE networks.

Reports: Sony to cut 10,000 jobs over next year

April 9, 2012 2:04 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Sony will cut about 10,000 jobs worldwide as it tries to return to profit.

China: Australia's ban on Chinese firm 'unjust'

April 9, 2012 2:03 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China protests being shut out of Australia’s broadband projects.

AOL to sell more than 800 patents to Microsoft

April 9, 2012 2:00 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft strengthens its position against Internet rivals.

Verizon pulls the plug on ‘naked’ DSL

April 6, 2012 2:17 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Customers with standalone DSL will be able to keep it, but the service won’t be extended to anyone else.

T-Mobile attacks Verizon spectrum claims

April 6, 2012 2:14 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA is going after Verizon Wireless' claims that it uses spectrum more efficiently than other operators, a new line of attack in its fight to block Verizon's $3.9 billion purchase of nationwide AWS spectrum.

Page recaps 1st year as Google CEO

April 6, 2012 2:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Google's policy of openness seems to permeate everything it does.

Greystripe intros PC-to-mobile ad targeting

April 6, 2012 2:09 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Product Releases | Comments

Greystripe is using its relationship with parent company ValueClick to up the ante in the mobile ad network space.

UXP powers multi-screen phone service for Trinidad cable op

April 5, 2012 2:34 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Why did bundle integration seem to stop with Caller ID on TV?

Tier 1 MSO places follow-on order with Sandvine

April 5, 2012 2:32 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The order for network policy control systems is for $7 million.

NHL Network using CMC’s ad network

April 5, 2012 2:31 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The Comcast Media Center said the NHL Network is using its Advertising Distribution Network (ADN) to deliver promotional spot advertising to its affiliates.

Suddenlink’s Kent, NBC’s Baker are 2012 Vanguard winners

April 5, 2012 2:29 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The two will lead a class of ten executives to be honored in May at the Cable Show.

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