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.
Broadband Internet access should start reaching more rural parts of the country after the Federal Communications Commission retooled a fund that has traditionally subsidized rural phone service.
Comcast seeks to better define Xfinity branding during Olympic spots.
BendBroadband has bought Chambers Cable System, which serves 3,500 subscribers in Sunriver and Crossriver, Ore., as well as surrounding areas.