AT&T's recent announcement that FaceTime over cellular will be reserved exclusively for those customers who switch to the company's new Mobile Share plans is sure to ruffle a few feathers, and some say it might even be in violation of the FCC’s Open Internet rules.
Time Warner Cable Business Class, the commercial services division of Time Warner Cable, recently scored a high-profile customer win after expanding its fiber-optic network to the Empire State Building. TWCBC is providing all tenants of the skyscraper with access to a dedicated Internet network that provides high-bandwidth capabilities and speeds that can reach 1,000 Mbps.
In its first year as a channel partner, Hale Communications announced it was the top sales leader in the nation for Charter Business services. St. Louis-based Hale brokers telecom services for more than 30 carriers across the nation, including Level 3, AT&T, tw telecom and Windstream.
Depending on who you ask, the government's approval of Verizon Wireless' AWS purchase is either a good thing or the end of competition as we know it for certain segments of the telecommunications industry. The head of the FCC said he was prepared to approve Verizon's acquisition of AWS spectrum from Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks and Comcast.
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.
Snom technology has added a compact IP PBX for the small office/home office (SOHO) market into its product lineup.
With AT&T and Verizon de-emphasizing DSL, net subscriber losses become more likely.
Cox Communications recently announced that Jim Morse was named as its director of field systems engineering for its New England/Cleveland region.
Phone company Windstream's second-quarter service revenues came in below Wall Street expectations, sending its stock down close to a two-year low.
Hawaiian Telcom said its profits were down nearly 18 percent in the second quarter as depreciation costs rose because of investments in its broadband network.
Phone company CenturyLink reported lower net income for the second quarter on Wednesday, dragged down by expenses related to early debt retirement and severance and other charges related to recent acquisitions.
RF semiconductor vendor GreenPeak Technologies is rolling out new radio chips to support a range of ZigBee networking technologies that will enable more home automation services.
Comcast is somewhat easing the burden of moving for its customers with its new Movers Edge Program, which offers various amenities and options for keeping subscribers connected to their triple-play services.
MetroPCS has become the first operator in the country to launch voice service on an LTE network.
Charter Communications narrowed its revenue loss, improved on the number of basic video subscribers it had lost over the previous quarter a year ago and added 29,000 new data subscribers.
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.
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.
SeaChange International announced that former Comcast engineering executive Steve Craddock has joined its board of directors.
Clearleap now has available its ClearPlay Authentication service, GLDS has introduced an authorization service for TV Everywhere, GreenPeak Technologies announced the general availability of its GP510 communication controller chip, Tektronix has upgraded its Medius centralized management server for QoE, and PPC is providing a new mobile app that provides its customers with 24/7 access to step-by-step installation instructions and videos.
The MSO promises to start distributing IP-based gateways and set-tops beginning later this year.
Suddenlink Communications posted revenue of $513.3 million in the recently completed second quarter, which was a 6.5 percent increase from a year ago.
The drying up of SMS and voice revenues is hastening the need for carriers to radically reinvent their businesses.
For the seventh consecutive quarter, Comcast has reduced the rate of its basic video subscribers losses, while overall second-quarter net profit increased 32 percent, thanks in part to new broadband subscribers.
Cable Bahamas has tabbed UXP Systems’ Multiscreen Interaction (MINT) Platform for an upcoming market trial on personalized, multi-screen video, voice and messaging services.
According to a recent survey, 33 percent of cord cutters would not return to cable operators’ embrace, even if the cost for the video service was drastically reduced.