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TWC reaches out to PCs, Macs with live streaming app

February 15, 2012 2:23 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable has queued up live streaming on PCs and Macs via its TWC TV app.

Shaw Business lands contract to provide services to energy camp

February 15, 2012 2:21 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Shaw Communications was the winning bidder on providing Snamprogetti Canada with communications services to the Sunrise Energy Project construction camp.

End of the road for LightSquared?

February 15, 2012 2:20 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The FCC has hammered what could be the final nail in the coffin for LightSquared's LTE plans.

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Jab Broadband advances network upgrade

February 15, 2012 2:18 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

One of the country's largest wireless Internet service providers is upgrading more than 200 towers with new backhaul equipment as part of a large-scale network upgrade project.

Femto Forum broadens focus, changes name

February 15, 2012 2:15 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

The Femto Forum announced it will no longer answer to that name, but rather to the Small Cell Forum. The change is aimed at including all varieties of small cell technology, including residential, enterprise, metro and rural small cells.

Chicago asked not to stifle wireless at summits

February 15, 2012 2:12 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A city councilman wants to forbid the Police Department from pulling the plug on all of that electronic communication during the G-8 and NATO summits in May, taking away a tactic employed by authorities during a crackdown on democratic protests in Egypt.

U.S., EU clear Google's $12.5B Motorola Mobility bid

February 14, 2012 3:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google's $12.5 billion bid to buy cell phone maker Motorola Mobility has won approvals from U.S. and European antitrust regulators, moving Google a major step closer to completing the biggest deal in its 13-year history.

Groups push Congress to protect white space spectrum

February 14, 2012 3:28 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

More than 100 corporations, trade associations and public interest groups are worried that white space spectrum could become a casualty of the showdown between the House and Senate over the payroll tax cut extension bill.

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Alcatel-Lucent introduces Wi-Fi solution

February 14, 2012 3:27 pm | by Monica Alleven, Wireless Week | Product Releases | Comments

Over at Alcatel-Lucent, they're feeling the love for Wi-Fi, which might not have been the case some years back. But times have changed.

Start-up that streams broadcast TV picks up $20M in venture funds

February 14, 2012 3:25 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

IAC Chairman Barry Diller takes a seat on the board of Aereo, which has devised a new over-the-top scheme based on antenna farms and network DVRs.

Report: March launch for smaller, LTE-capable iPads

February 14, 2012 3:24 pm | by Andrew Berg, Wireless Week | News | Comments

A pair of reports attempted to shed light on the rumored early-March iPad 3 release, claiming Apple is planning to launch a smaller 8-inch iPad and will offer LTE-capable versions of its slate through Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

LaJoie keynote speaker at SCTE Canadian Summit

February 14, 2012 3:22 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Time Warner Cable executive vice president and CTO Mike LaJoie will be the keynote speaker at the SCTE Canadian Summit 2012 in Toronto.

Sprint iPhone costs excluded in pay estimates

February 14, 2012 3:19 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless | News | Comments

Sprint's hefty gamble on the iPhone may have contributed to a $684 million reduction in its operating income before depreciation and amortization, but that won't be a factor in determining executive pay.

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Verizon betting big on medical IT

February 13, 2012 4:46 pm | by Brian Santo | News | Comments

A collaboration with Health Evolution is designed to figure out how to transform the delivery of medical services.

Verizon defends cable deal redactions

February 13, 2012 3:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is refusing to reverse redactions about its marketing side deal with cable operators forged in its $4 billion acquisition of their AWS spectrum.

Comcast’s thePlatform promotes three execs

February 13, 2012 3:00 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

Video management and publishing vendor thePlatform announced that three of its executives have been promoted.

AT&T customers surprised by 'unlimited’ data limit

February 13, 2012 2:55 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Under a new policy, AT&T has started cutting their data speeds as part of an attempt to manage data usage on its network.

Dead zones? There’s a map for that.

February 13, 2012 2:52 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Forget the colorful maps wireless operators use to advertise their coverage. The FCC has come out with a map of its own in black, white and grey.

Apple expands Samsung, Motorola patent fight

February 13, 2012 2:47 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Apple took new steps in its international patent battles against Motorola Mobility and Samsung, filing fresh legal motions in its home state of California.

Vodafone eyes bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide

February 13, 2012 2:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Vodafone Group, the world's largest mobile phone company, said it is considering a possible bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide, causing shares in the telecoms network provider to jump 27 percent.

Suddenlink has TiVo’s Premiere in 40+ communities

February 10, 2012 3:19 pm | by Mike Robuck | News | Comments

With the addition of four more communities in Texas, Suddenlink Communications has the TiVo Premiere DVR available in more than 40 communities across its footprint.

Alcatel-Lucent inks patent deal amid mixed Q4 results

February 10, 2012 3:17 pm | by Maisie Ramsay, Wireless Week | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent moved to cash in on the booming intellectual property market amid mixed fourth-quarter results, offering licenses to its 29,000 strong patent portfolio.

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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