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Report: Apple to unveil new iPad in March

February 10, 2012 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

AllThingsD, a website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal, says Apple is holding an event in San Francisco.

More on Shaw’s network upgrades for Exo branding

February 10, 2012 2:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | Blogs | Comments

Shaw Communications CTO Dennis Steiger provides a few more details on the company’s engineering efforts that are behind its Exo brand.

Delay sought in Verizon, cable AWS deal

February 9, 2012 4:39 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

DirecTV, T-Mobile USA and Sprint want the FCC to stop the clock on its review of Verizon Wireless' $4 billion deal to buy a nationwide chunk of AWS spectrum from four cable companies.

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Shaw’s engineering efforts pay off with launch of Exo

February 9, 2012 4:37 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Exo features HD signals in a higher, less compressed bit rate for improved quality and a larger selection of on-demand titles in full 1080p HD, along with fiber-based Internet speeds of up to 250 Mbps.

AT&T, competitors spar over FCC legislation

February 9, 2012 4:32 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

AT&T and a number of its competitors have come out on opposite sides of the fence about provisions in a House bill that would strip the FCC of some of its authority to govern spectrum auctions.

Stoke ups ante on Wi-Fi offload

February 9, 2012 4:30 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile broadband start-up Stoke has come out with a new network gateway designed to make it easier for operators to dump network-clogging data traffic onto Wi-Fi connections.

Protesters deliver petitions to Apple retail stores

February 9, 2012 4:28 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Protesters bearing a petition of 250,000 signatures prepared to march on Apple retail stores in pursuit of a commitment by the iPhone maker to "clean up its supply chain."

BendBroadband joins TV Everywhere fray with Turner

February 8, 2012 2:27 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

In keeping with its legacy of being a cable innovator, BendBroadband launched its TV Everywhere service with video content available from Turner Broadcasting.

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Sprint’s iPhone gamble widens losses

February 8, 2012 2:22 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Sprint's bet on the iPhone helped it bring in the highest number of new customers in six years during the fourth quarter, but the success came at a hefty price.

More than 2M viewers live stream Super Bowl online

February 8, 2012 2:17 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

That's a small fraction of the record 111.3 million viewers that watched NBC's broadcast of the big game. But it was still enough to make it the most-watched single-game sports event online, according to the network.

Poll: TV still trumps Web for campaign news

February 8, 2012 2:15 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

In this campaign season, the social networks have nothing on the news networks.

In the media: Rogers, BCE take Apple’s iTV for a trial spin

February 7, 2012 1:32 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Apple’s TV sets have been the subject of rumor and conjecture for quite some time, especially since a biography on Steve Jobs said he had found a way to come up with an Apple-based TV user interface.

Industry Canada clears Dish Network, TerreStar deal

February 7, 2012 1:26 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Industry Canada cleared Dish Network's acquisition of TerreStar's satellite spectrum across the United States' northern border.

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Flingo raises $7M to expand device footprint, improve ACR

February 7, 2012 1:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

One of Flingo’s most recent clients is A+E Networks, which said it will introduce some social networking functions based on Flingo’s social TV capabilities on the A&E and History channels.

Alcatel-Lucent banks on customer service

February 7, 2012 1:22 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent is throwing its weight behind software that allows wireless operators to get a better understanding of what their customers are actually experiencing when they access the network.

Report: Apple snags big chunk of Q4 smartphone sales

February 7, 2012 1:18 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Android stood out as the top smartphone pick for those new to the market. Among the first-time smartphone buyers in the quarter, 57 percent purchased Android phones compared with just 34 percent who purchased iPhones.

Verizon to set up streaming service with Redbox

February 6, 2012 3:07 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Verizon Communications will challenge Netflix and start a video streaming service this year with Redbox and its DVD rental kiosks.

Dish protests AT&T’s rapid LTE build-out, affirms retail plans

February 6, 2012 3:02 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Dish Network wants the FCC to ignore a proposal from AT&T that it be forced to construct its LTE network faster than it had originally planned.

New Hampshire broadband project advances

February 6, 2012 2:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Work has been completed on four New Hampshire mountaintops to construct a wireless microwave network designed to help public safety agencies communicate better with each other.

Cablevision preps app to buy Super Bowl merchandise

February 3, 2012 1:47 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

Cablevision is working with Shazam, Delivery Agent, and FMI to give consumers the ability to buy NFL paraphernalia during the Super Bowl.

In the media: Cox to shed 100 jobs when wireless shuts down

February 3, 2012 1:43 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Cox Communications will cut more than 100 jobs once it shuts down its wireless unit at the end of next month, according to a newspaper story.

MetroPCS Revives $40 LTE Plan

February 3, 2012 1:37 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The company brings back a popular plan that was suspended when the company stopped selling a specific handset.

Japanese Entrepreneurs Aim for Silicon Valley

February 3, 2012 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

For an emerging generation of Japanese innovators, the dream isn't a job for life at a big company. They have new ambitions, and they're determined to go places.

Comcast, Verizon's joint marketing effort docks in Bay Area

February 2, 2012 2:25 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Amid increasing congressional scrutiny over their spectrum and reselling deal, Comcast and Verizon Wireless are now cross-promoting each other's products in San Francisco.

U.S. Cellular plans March LTE launch

February 2, 2012 2:17 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular will light up its LTE network in six states, covering about a quarter of its customers in Iowa, Wisconsin, Maine, North Carolina, Texas and Oklahoma.

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