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.
MetroPCS is confirming its plans to launch an LTE-based voice service in the third quarter after pushing out its debut earlier this year.
Telecoms equipment group Alcatel-Lucent is to cut 5,000 jobs in a multi-million-euro cost drive after it reported a second-quarter net loss of €254 million, or $308 million.
Rogers Communications has joined forces with SAP AG to develop a platform of enterprise mobile applications that can be accessed by employees on their smartphones and tablets.
The company continues to bleed DSL customers, and some of those are lost completely.
The system links to the company’s Web-based self-care portal, so subscribers can manage all of their services with a single account.
Solid subscriber growth of FiOS Internet barely compensates for DSL losses; FiOS TV grows, as well.
The scam – with charges ranging from $10 to $45 per bill – has been around for years on landline phone bills and is creeping into the cell phone industry.
Optimum Lightpath said iSpeech is using its fiber network to support its international text-to-speech and speech recognition cloud service.
U.S. Cellular is buying seven lower 700 MHz A-block licenses from CenturyLink subsidiary Actel for an undisclosed sum.
Intracom Telecom will use Amino’s IPTV boxes to roll out HD services in two markets in Eastern Europe.