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Behind the blackouts: Power plays for profits

July 16, 2012 3:13 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Programmers are profiting at the expense of distributors, and in the middle of it all, consumers are the ones paying the price.

Report: Mobile broadband pushing mobile services to $976B

July 16, 2012 3:03 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Mobile broadband is poised to push mobile services to $976 billion, according to a recent report.

House Dems again criticize Verizon AWS deal

July 10, 2012 3:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

House Democrats are pressuring federal regulators for the second time in a month about Verizon Wireless' marketing deals with those cable operators from which it has proposed buying AWS spectrum.

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Comcast’s VoiceEdge arrives in Houston

July 9, 2012 3:26 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The MSO has now extended the new cloud-based business services product to 19 states in its footprint.

C Spire gets into landline replacement biz

July 9, 2012 3:19 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

C Spire Wireless is taking on AT&T's dominance in the home phone market with a new fixed wireless device designed to serve as a replacement for subscribers' landline phones.

Report: Net wireless adds plunge in Q1

July 6, 2012 1:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The major wireless providers fell flat in the first quarter on slowing smartphone adoption, according to a report from Fitch Ratings.

Report: Cable will have 25% of fixed broadband subs by 2017

July 3, 2012 1:57 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cable operators’ rollout of DOCSIS 3.0-based data services and digitization efforts in developing economies were cited as key drivers.

Microsemi adds voice chips for DOCSIS modems

July 2, 2012 5:10 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The semiconductor company has introduced a pair of new subscriber line interface circuits for DOCSIS applications.

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Fiber backbone provider Alpheus to expand workforce, network

July 2, 2012 1:47 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Houston-based Alpheus Communications will invest more than $10 million to expand its workforce and fiber network to support its new market of selling high-bandwidth services directly to Texas businesses.

C Spire hires Alcatel-Lucent for LTE build

July 2, 2012 1:41 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

After naming Samsung as its LTE vendor, C Spire Wireless said that Alcatel-Lucent is building and deploying the network ahead of its debut.

Study: LTE in the driver’s seat for IMS deployments

July 2, 2012 1:38 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Infonetics Research recently analyzed trends in the IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) market and found that LTE was the top driver for IMS deployments.

Incognito offers CPE management server

June 29, 2012 12:12 pm | by Brian Santo | CED | Product Releases | Comments

The software-based system uses the TR-069 protocol to manage customer equipment, regardless of the type of network.

Moloney exits Motorola; Fawaz takes helm at Home division

June 28, 2012 4:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility President Dan Moloney is leaving the company, and former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz is now on board as EVP of the company’s Home division.

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Bright House reels in multi-year services contract with Fla. school district

June 28, 2012 2:24 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Bright House Networks has landed a multi-year services contract with Orange County Public Schools in Florida.

Motorola intros denser optical terminal

June 27, 2012 2:02 pm | by Brian Santo | Product Releases | Comments

The new product in the company’s optical LAN portfolio for business users handles a higher concentration of users – both human and machine.

Falcon to resell Imagine video equipment

June 26, 2012 2:24 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

One of the first installations of Imagine’s Ice products performed by Falcon is with Media Three.

Liberty Global hits refresh on corporate identity

June 19, 2012 3:01 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

International cable operator Liberty Global announced that all of its corporate offices will now operate under the Liberty Global banner.

N.J. Senate panel considers call center measure

June 18, 2012 2:48 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

New Jersey lawmakers considered penalizing companies that move call center jobs overseas by making those companies ineligible for state grants, loans and tax benefits for three years.

Report: Worldwide mobile broadband subs up 50% last year

June 18, 2012 2:45 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Infonetics Research expects the number of subscribers to increase to 2.6 billion by 2016.

Cablevision offers self-provision tool to business customers

June 14, 2012 2:20 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

The online tool will enable small business customers to manage many aspects of their own services, including provisioning services and features.

Democrats push FCC, DOJ to scrutinize Verizon AWS deal

June 14, 2012 1:59 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A group of House Democrats are urging the FCC and Justice Department to closely scrutinize Verizon Wireless' purchase of a nationwide block of AWS spectrum from four cable operators.

FCC mulls best use of 4.9 GHz band

June 14, 2012 1:56 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has adopted rules allocating 50 MHz of spectrum in the 4.9 GHz band for fixed and mobile wireless services.

Sprint hikes fiber backbone to 100G, plans 400G trials

June 14, 2012 1:54 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The operator said it hired Ciena to upgrade its optical backbone network to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps and that it plans to conduct trials of 400 Gbps links next year.

Sprint pulls online iDEN sales; retail to follow

June 7, 2012 2:11 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint is no longer selling iDEN phones on its website and will phase the devices out of stores this month.

Breakdown in Beantown

June 6, 2012 1:19 am | by Brian Santo and Mike Robuck | Articles | Comments

The cable industry is responding to consumer demands and countering the competition with a heavy arsenal of services and features. At The Cable Show, there were numerous examples of how the cable industry is rapidly evolving to improve the consumers experience while adding cash to the bottom line.

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