Advertisement
Policy
Subscribe to Policy
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

Dish: Partner needed for wireless rollout

August 17, 2012 3:17 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A top Dish Network executive says the company may need to partner with an existing wireless operator to construct its LTE network. Delays securing FCC clearance for its wireless plans may make it necessary to work with an incumbent provider, instead of constructing its own greenfield network.

Comcast closes in on HD DTA deployments

August 17, 2012 12:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Comcast is currently in a large field trial with HD digital transport adapters (DTAs), with plans to have them more broadly deployed in customers’ homes later this year. 

FCC, DOJ to clear Verizon AWS deal

August 16, 2012 3:40 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC and Justice Department are set to clear Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum from a group of cable operators.

Advertisement

Cisco's Q4 earnings rise 56%; company raises dividend

August 16, 2012 3:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco Systems, the world's largest maker of computer networking equipment, is seeing its ambitions cramped by the global economic turmoil, but results for its latest quarter were strong enough that it announced an increase to its dividend. Cisco's sales in the latest quarter rose just 4.4 percent from last year, as customers in Southern Europe were in the grips of a recession and government customers on both sides of the Atlantic held back.

In Perspective - Sprinkles and a cherry

August 16, 2012 2:18 am | by Brian Santo | Articles | Comments

I’ve got an idea on how to improve the regulatory environment for video and other communications services that no one else seems to be suggesting, though I’m sure it will work. I am equally sure it isn’t being suggested because it’s unthinkable.

Memory Lane - Switching signals

August 16, 2012 2:07 am | by Stewart Schley, media and technology writer | Articles | Comments

“Switching is easy, oh it’s essential. And you know, when you flick it, you can start a new episode.”

A year after launch, Comcast chalks up nearly 100K families for Internet Essentials

August 15, 2012 3:30 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Since the launch of Internet Essentials, Comcast has helped close the digital divide for nearly 100,000 families, or 400,000 low-income citizens, by connecting them to the Internet.

FCC clears T-Mobile LTE tests on federal spectrum

August 15, 2012 3:22 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC is allowing T-Mobile USA to move forward with tests of an LTE service that would share spectrum with federal users in the 1755-1780 MHz band.

Advertisement

FCC, DOJ approval rumored for Verizon AWS deal

August 14, 2012 2:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The government is said to be set to approve Verizon Wireless' $3.9 billion purchase of AWS spectrum from four cable operators.

Hesse petitions FCC chief on PCS spectrum

August 14, 2012 2:06 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is pushing the head of the FCC to move forward with a long-delayed auction of H-block and J-block PCS spectrum.

Steamboat Springs smart meters could zap Internet

August 14, 2012 1:49 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Early evidence shows that wireless signals from the new meters may be interfering with broadband signals.

Google axes 4,000 Motorola jobs

August 13, 2012 3:31 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

The bloodletting has begun at Motorola Mobility, as Google said it plans to cut 4,000 jobs in an attempt to reenergize Motorola’s bottom line.

FEMA upgrades to Sprint Direct Connect

August 10, 2012 2:46 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will use the carrier's Direct Connect service to support its nationwide mass evacuation program.

Advertisement

ETA taps carriers for Mobile Payments Committee

August 10, 2012 2:44 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The success of mobile payments depends heavily on collaboration amongst many different players.

WICT lines up FCC’s Clyburn to deliver keynote at Touchstones Luncheon

August 9, 2012 12:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Women in Cable Telecommunications (WICT) announced this morning that FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn would deliver the keynote address for its Touchstones Luncheon.

Dish mum on Clearwire investment rumors

August 9, 2012 11:52 am | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen is staying quiet on speculation that the company has become a major investor in Clearwire.

GAO report recommends FCC review of SAR limits

August 8, 2012 3:49 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The United States Government Accountability Office released a study recommending that the FCC review limits placed on specific absorption rate (SAR), the amount of radio frequency absorbed by the body when using a cell phone.

Cablevision holds the line on video subs in Q2

August 7, 2012 3:15 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

It was no surprise that Cablevision added data and phone customers in the second quarter, but the nation’s fifth-largest cable operator also managed to retain its basic video subscribers, as well.

MetroPCS starts selling phone with TV tuner

August 6, 2012 2:52 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In time for the Olympics, MetroPCS is selling the first phone that can receive local TV signals, potentially lending TV stations some relevance in the age of the smartphone.

AT&T to ax 2G by 2017, reuse spectrum

August 6, 2012 2:51 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T plans to shut down its 2G service by the beginning of 2017 as it works to address a spectrum shortage limiting capacity on its networks.

Time Warner Cable adds Wi-Fi network in Charlotte

August 3, 2012 3:30 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The company intends to provide free access to all during the Democratic National Convention that will begin later this month.

Cable companies rebut Sprint claims on AWS deal

August 3, 2012 3:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The four cable companies Verizon Wireless is buying AWS spectrum from have filed a rebuttal with the FCC to claims made by Sprint that the deal would adversely affect fair competition in the backhaul and Wi-Fi offload markets.

SEC investigating Sprint over sales tax collection

August 3, 2012 3:17 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Federal trade regulators have opened a probe into Sprint's collection of sales taxes three months after the New York Attorney General sued Sprint over the same issue.

AT&T continues dash for spectrum

August 3, 2012 3:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

An AT&T spokesman also confirmed that the carrier has come to an agreement to purchase AWS spectrum from cable company Comcast and Horizon Wi-Com.

Google licenses Rovi patents for fiber TV

August 2, 2012 2:19 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google and Rovi have signed a patent license agreement spanning several years for use in Google's long-awaited fiber pay-TV service.

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading