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Britt: Wireless Broadband 'Interesting'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/30/2008  |  Post a comment
Time Warner Cable is exiting the Pivot partnership, but MSO's CEO believes there's potential for a wireless broadband offering
Arris Settles Down
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/30/2008  |  Post a comment
Key VOD and Docsis supplier posts an in-line quarter, but echoes that switched digital video activity isn't moving as rapidly as expected
It's Up to NXP...
The Bauminator  | 
4/29/2008  |  Post a comment
...to challenge TI and Broadcom for Docsis 3.0 silicon supremacy
Comcast Boosts Biz Service Speed
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/29/2008  |  Post a comment
At 16 Mbit/s down and 2 Mbit/s upstream, MSO doubles down on the Internet speeds offered to small and mid-sized businesses
Fighting FiOS With Fiber
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/29/2008  |  19 comments
To keep pace with the speeds and capacity offered by some telcos, cable operators must fight fiber with (wait for it) more fiber
Cisco Intros SDV Tuning Adapter
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/25/2008  |  4 comments
Cisco is teeing up a first-generation 'tuning adapter' for one-way, CableCARD-based, digital TVs and TiVo DVRs
The Friday Five
The Bauminator  | 
4/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week...
Concurrent Seeks Reverse Stock Split
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/25/2008  |  1 comment
If approved by shareholders, one-for-10 split might revive video-on-demand firm's struggling stock
Dish Preps for Mobile TV
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/24/2008  |  Post a comment
Dish Network is trialing a mobile broadcasting technology with Alcatel-Lucent gear that could turn into a mobile TV service offering
Harmonic: Waiting on SDV
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/24/2008  |  Post a comment
Harmonic says QAM sales and deployments remain solid, but installs tied to switched digital video aren't growing as rapidly as expected
Land of the Rising Speed
The Bauminator  | 
4/24/2008  |  Post a comment
Want 100 Mbit/s Wideband? Move to Japan
Qwest Moves Quickly With FTTN
News Analysis  | 
4/24/2008  |  1 comment
Qwest has launched two new broadband services that will run on its new $300M FTTN network
Level 3's Upswing
Raynman  | 
4/23/2008  |  Post a comment
Should we have seen it coming?
MSOs Pivoting Away From Sprint JV
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/23/2008  |  Post a comment
Comcast, Cox, and Time Warner confirm that they are severing ties to the wireless joint venture
There's a 'Nu' Cable Player in Town
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/23/2008  |  Post a comment
Former Broadstripe exec takes helm of NuLink, an operator formed via the $70M purchase of Newnan Utilities's cable assets
FCC Snubs Net Neutrality
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/23/2008  |  Post a comment
Chairman Kevin Martin says no new Internet regulations are necessary, although Comcast remains on watch
Limited Access
The Philter  | 
4/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Why don't ISPs just tell you how much they want you to use?
It's Not Easy Being Green
BroadBananas  | 
4/22/2008  |  Post a comment
When it comes to old analog TVs, coalition says it's time to get the lead out
New SMC Gear Is Docsis 3.0 Ready
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Vendor hopes to make hay on cable's business services push with a trio of products based on the budding CableLabs platform
Verklin to Helm Cable Ad Initiative?
The Bauminator  | 
4/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Ad Age says former Aegis Media CEO is expected to become head oarsman of 'Project Canoe'
Dish's DVR Boat Anchors
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Satellite TV giant says a handful of older DVR boxes still in stock can't be installed or activated in the field
FiOS Myth Disspelled
Raynman  | 
4/21/2008  |  1 comment
Another 'copper cutting' type rumor
Landline Landslide Will Lead to More Layoffs
News Analysis  | 
4/21/2008  |  1 comment
Each major US telco cut its workforce in the wireline access business during the first quarter of 2008, and more cuts are likely
Digeo's New Cable Box Has a Name
The Bauminator  | 
4/21/2008  |  Post a comment
CableLabs clues us in…
Digeo Clears a Big Legal Hurdle
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/21/2008  |  4 comments
Obtaining Gemstar IPG license should reduce distractions as troubled firm pursues a new retail box and a CableCARD-based HD-DVR for MSOs
Cable Degrades Us All
The Philter  | 
4/21/2008  |  Post a comment
Maybe it's time to get mad at programmers for their negligence
It's a Wrap
The Bauminator  | 
4/21/2008  |  Post a comment
Pace polishes off the 'reverse takeover' of Philips's set-top division
Verizon's Going Strong on GPON
News Analysis  | 
4/18/2008  |  Post a comment
Verizon's VP of network planning talks GPON, WDM PON, Tellabs, Docsis 3.0, and all things FiOS
As the 'Tuning Resolver' Turns
The Bauminator  | 
4/18/2008  |  Post a comment
Moto says its entry, the MTR700, has passed a recent interop at CableLabs
Comcast Bulks for Baltimore Ad Trial
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/17/2008  |  Post a comment
Addressable ad trial will involve 10 times the number of homes that participated in the MSO's pilot in Huntsville, Ala.
Next-Gen Telcos: Take Your Partner
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
4/17/2008  |  Post a comment
As their core businesses erode, incumbent telcos will have to start working better with third parties if they're to have any future
Arun Bhikshesvaran, CTO, Ericsson North America
LRTV Interviews  | 
4/16/2008  |  Post a comment
The CTO of Ericsson North America, Arun Bhikshesvaran, makes his case for HSPA networks to continue for several years before 4G networks based on LTE become a reality. He also weighs in on flat-rate pricing, femtocells, the real role for WiMax, and how Ericsson and other infrastructure vendors can add value when the standardized way of building gear makes it all look the same from the outside
NYC Getting FiOS TV by Year's End
News Analysis  | 
4/16/2008  |  3 comments
Verizon has made another baby step toward bringing FiOS TV to NYC, but the company now has a soft timetable for a late 2008 debut
Pace Rocks the Vote
The Bauminator  | 
4/16/2008  |  Post a comment
UK-based firm close to becoming world's No. 3 supplier of set-tops after shareholders bless deal to acquire division of Philips
MSOs, Telcos Dash for Home
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/16/2008  |  Post a comment
As home networking grows in popularity, telcos and MSOs are looking for ways to come up with differentiated offerings
Verizon Denied Restraining Order
News Analysis  | 
4/15/2008  |  Post a comment
Court rules Time Warner Cable doesn't have to yank two ads from the air
Comcast, Pando Crafting 'P2P Bill of Rights'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/15/2008  |  1 comment
MSO and P2P partner Pando expect to gather support for the bill this spring and publish results by the end of 2008
RGB Gets More Green
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/14/2008  |  Post a comment
Digital video startup adds $20M to the coffers, putting off a possible IPO until at least mid-2009
Sigma Enters IPTV Round 2
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/14/2008  |  Post a comment
An upgrade to Sigma Designs's set-top chip could help keep Broadcom and ST at bay for the moment
Broadband Currency
BroadBananas  | 
4/14/2008  |  Post a comment
Let's ponder the links between Internet speeds and currency values...
Why Is VZ Paranoid?
Raynman  | 
4/11/2008  |  Post a comment
If you can beat them, still sue them
Comcast: Feds Not Needed Here
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/10/2008  |  Post a comment
A test of the P4P protocol shows carriers don't need regulations in order to play nice, or so Comcast says
Cable Modem 'Father' to Grant Grants
The Bauminator  | 
4/10/2008  |  Post a comment
Rouzbeh Yassini puts his think tank to work in the name of broadband
Verizon Sues Time Warner Cable
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/10/2008  |  2 comments
Verizon is suing Time Warner Cable for false advertising, alleging that the MSO is misleading consumers about FiOS
The Bull Gimmick
The Philter  | 
4/10/2008  |  Post a comment
Tradeshow or rodeo?
Starz Shops IPTV Service
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/10/2008  |  Post a comment
The direct-to-consumer Vongo service is getting an MSO/telco spin under the name Starz Play
Concurrent CEO Quits
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/9/2008  |  1 comment
Dan Mondor, formerly of Mitel, Nortel, and Siemens, is named CEO at video-on-demand server and software specialist
DTV Coupon Clippers
The Bauminator  | 
4/9/2008  |  Post a comment
More than 10 million requests for digital-to-analog converter box coupons have rolled in, but just a small fraction have been redeemed
Martin: Give Small Ops a Break
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
4/9/2008  |  Post a comment
A proposal by the FCC chairman would not saddle capacity-limited systems with analog and digital TV carriage burdens
In Focus: Femtocells
LRTV Documentaries  | 
4/8/2008  |  Post a comment
Everyone's fawning over femtocells, but who's really going to put their money where the hype is? What we found at CTIA Wireless 2008 is that the answer really depends on whom you ask and where in the world they're trying to make a buck. For our complete roster of reports and news on femtocells, click here
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