For anyone performing cell backhaul, there’s a new specification for handling wireless data traffic from a combination of traditional TDM networks and packet-based transport technologies as wireless operators migrate from 2G/3G to 4G and LTE services.
The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) is challenging the FCC's efforts to overhaul its Universal Service Fund (USF) and intercarrier compensation systems.
Gov. Peter Shumlin promised that every Vermonter will have access to broadband computer services in their homes and businesses by the end of 2013.
The Department of Justice told a judge it will seek to delay proceedings in its antitrust suit over AT&T's merger with T-Mobile USA after the operator's withdrawal of its FCC application for the transaction left the deal's future in doubt.
A draft government report on LightSquared's proposed LTE network leaked to the media shows the service knocked out 75 percent of GPS receivers studied in a recent test.
Nokia Siemens Networks says it will sell its fixed-line broadband access business and transfer 400 personnel worldwide to Adtran.
At Cable-Tec Expo, we ran into Comcast CTO Tony Werner, mentioned what Verizon’s Eric Bruno had announced about Home Control, and asked him if Comcast had any plans to do likewise: sell broadband-based services outside of its traditional footprint.
Ordinarily, we include coverage of Cable-Tec Expo in our November/December print issue. This year, Expo was scheduled too late in the year for us to include it in that edition, prompting this extra online installment.
Time Warner Cable has ramped up the upstream and downstream speeds of several of its data tiers in its Carolinas system, as well as added more HD channels.
Drama in its boardroom may have dominated recent headlines, but the big story at SeaChange International is that it is finding singular success with its evolution to a multi-screen strategy.
FCC nominees Jessica Rosenworcel and Ajit Pai passed a key vote by the Senate Commerce Committee, but Sen. Chuck Grassley will attempt to block their appointment when it goes for a full floor vote.
Two hearings began on the status of separate lawsuits from the Justice Department and Sprint challenging AT&T's $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA.
Apple Sales International is infringing one of Motorola Mobility's core cellular communications patents related to data packet transfer technology (GPRS) through its sales of the iPhone and iPad devices.
Canada's largest telecommunication companies have agreed to buy the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs and NBA's Toronto Raptors; the fierce telecom rivals seek live content for their sports channels, digital properties and smartphones.
Most service providers currently deliver MPEG transport streams to their customers, although on at least one leg of their journeys, those streams are likely to travel on a packet network. As streaming services gain popularity, that's guaranteed to happen more often. There are new standards available that operators can use to assure their networks are able to properly handle the traffic.
Cisco has named a former executive with rival Juniper Networks as the new chief technology officer for its mobile business.
Warner Bros. is learning a hard lesson about launching an ill-conceived product in the age of social media.
LightSquared says new tests prove it has fixed the GPS interference problem that has held up the deployment of its hybrid satellite-terrestrial LTE network.
OnLive, the start-up whose technology streams video games over an Internet connection, is expanding its service to tablets and mobile devices.
Microsoft launched Xbox Live apps for both Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and Apple's iPhone.
Verizon Communications is working on an over-the-top service that would stream movies and TV shows to customers outside of its FiOS video service footprint.
Qualcomm Atheros is sampling a green version of its HomePlug PHY circuitry aimed at supporting applications such as plug-in electrical vehicles, smart energy, Smart Grid and remote monitoring applications.
FCC Commissioner Michael Copps formally announced his retirement just days before a key Senate vote for two nominees to the agency.
For the second year in a row, AT&T finds itself at the bottom of Consumer Reports' annual survey that measures consumer satisfaction with wireless carriers. Meanwhile, a relatively little-known provider called Consumer Cellular topped the ratings.
To hear Netflix CEO Reed Hastings tell it, the bone-headed decisions that have dragged down the Internet's leading video subscription service during the past five months eventually will be forgotten like a bad movie made by a great film director.