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Content tagged with Cable posted in December 2006
FCC Welcomes 'Ma Bell' Back
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2006  |  3 comments
The FCC (finally) approves AT&T's buyout of BellSouth
Qwest Floats Fiber Access RFP
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2006  |  Post a comment
Qwest is looking to provide a fiber-fed triple play via FTTP, FTTN, and FTTC, in different parts of its network
Competition's Bounty
Cable Guy  | 
12/29/2006  |  Post a comment
Comcast will spend $80 million to upgrade its cable systems in eight Bay Area communities
2006 Top Ten: Hot Markets
News Analysis  | 
12/28/2006  |  1 comment
Find out what tech markets our editors will be watching most closely in 2007
Cable MSOs Fight for Set-top Status Quo
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/27/2006  |  1 comment
The cable industry is stepping up the fight against dumb set-tops
2006 Top Ten: Heavy Findings
News Analysis  | 
12/27/2006  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading recalls its biggest telecom market discoveries for the past year
BigBand Files for IPO
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/26/2006  |  Post a comment
BigBand is seeking to raise as much as $140 million in fresh funds by going public
BigBand Trumpets M-CMTS Trials
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/21/2006  |  Post a comment
BigBand plans to stage M-CMTS trials with two Euro cable operators
Moto Taps Tut for $39M
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/21/2006  |  Post a comment
Motorola is buying encoding specialist Tut Systems for $39 million in cash, adding to its video arsenal
Intellon Gets $18M From Moto, Comcast
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2006  |  Post a comment
Intellon gets funding to promote its chips, which allow devices to connect to each other using a home's electrical wiring
Carriers to Connect China With $500M Cable
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2006  |  1 comment
Six carriers have teamed up to lay a new cable in the Pacific directly connecting China and the US
Bandwidth Is Back
Light Ranting  | 
12/18/2006  |  Post a comment
Does the term 'transpacific optical cable' bring back some bad memories?
Case of the Disappearing TV Homes
Cable Guy  | 
12/18/2006  |  Post a comment
In a press release last week, the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) argues that cable penetration of US homes hit a 16-year low in November
It's Official: Broadband Rules
BroadBananas  | 
12/15/2006  |  Post a comment
It's finally official: Broadband dominates consumer Internet usage in the US
PacketFront Buys Into VOIP
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2006  |  Post a comment
Broadband access vendor buys home gateway firm for its VOIP capabilities, and says more M&A is on the way
Widevine Gets Internet Video Patent
News Analysis  | 
12/15/2006  |  Post a comment
Patent covers software that foils PC users attempting to rip off Internet video using techniques like 'screen-scraping'
Broadcom Unveils New HDTV Chip
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/15/2006  |  Post a comment
Broadcom's new chipset supports full 1080-progressive (1080p) display resolution, the most advanced of the various HD formats
BroadStream & Auroras 'Avail' Themselves
News Analysis  | 
12/14/2006  |  1 comment
Two smallish IPTV services firms combine as one company called Avail
Making the Connection
Cable Guy  | 
12/13/2006  |  Post a comment
The 'connected home' is all the rage
Terayon's Stock Soars
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/12/2006  |  Post a comment
Terayon's stock is up on buyout reports
Motorola, Cisco Bidding for Terayon
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/11/2006  |  7 comments
Motorola and Cisco Systems are engaged in a bidding contest for financially troubled Terayon, sources say
MSOs, CableLabs Seek Docsis 3.0 Kit
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/8/2006  |  9 comments
CableLabs is trying hard to make up for lost time
Sprint Brings VOIP to the Farm
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/8/2006  |  Post a comment
Sprint offers to connect rural cable VOIP to the PSTN through local ILECs, but some ILECs are resisting the effort
SeaChange Sees VOD Surge
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/7/2006  |  Post a comment
Continuing on its recent roll, SeaChange International recorded another strong quarter
SingTel Tunes In to IPTV
News Analysis  | 
12/7/2006  |  Post a comment
Another success for the AlcaLu/Microsoft combo as Singapore's incumbent carrier announces an IPTV trial
RGB Ramps Up Against Rivals
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/6/2006  |  Post a comment
RGB Networks says it shipped its 1000th video processor product at the end of November. Can it catch BigBand?
McDowell May Vote on AT&T-BellSouth Merger
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2006  |  9 comments
FCC Commissioner who once worked with CLECs may be asked to cast tie-breaking vote in the AT&T-BellSouth merger
MEF Loves MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/5/2006  |  1 comment
Cable companies already belong to the Metro Ethernet Forum, but the group wants to make sure they all feel the love
NDS Extends to Gateway With Jungo Buy
News Analysis  | 
12/5/2006  |  3 comments
UK-based IPTV middleware player NDS takes out home gateway software startup Jungo for $90.5 million
Taming the Telco TV Threat
BroadBananas  | 
12/4/2006  |  2 comments
Wall Street needs to take a chill pill
BT Focuses Its IPTV 'Vision'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/4/2006  |  1 comment
British incumbent is launching its IPTV service at a slow pace, but its 2007 plans look set to trouble NTL and Sky
GAO Cites Deregulation Doubts
News Analysis  | 
12/1/2006  |  1 comment
Says loosened price controls on business data services hasn't led to increased competition and lower prices in many markets
John Landau, VP of Enterprise Products, VSNL International
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/1/2006  |  Post a comment
An upbeat take on the global enterprise communications market by VSNL’s John Landau. The doldrums have definitely passed and the market is reinvigorated by the expansion of businesses worldwide. John explains their acquisition strategy to transform VSNL into an international player but also how, even now, global operators are not yet truly global. That’s something to look forward to in the next ten years.
Telcos Top Cable in Q3 Data Wars
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/1/2006  |  Post a comment
US phone companies added more high-speed data subscribers in the third quarter than did their cable rivals


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