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Optiva announces interim management changes
News Wire Feed | 7/2/2020

Robert Stabile, lead independent director of the company, has assumed day-to-day oversight of the company's senior executive team on an interim basis.

Theo, Synamedia form HESP Alliance
News Wire Feed | 7/2/2020

They seek to add members to an organization focused on the High Efficiency Streaming Protocol and sub-second latency.

Programming vet Bill Goodwyn joins CuriosityStream
News Wire Feed | 7/1/2020

Goodwyn, a former exec with Discovery, has been named to the new role of chief revenue office and EVP, strategy, business development and partnerships.

AT&T's David Christopher to chair CTIA following retirement of US Cellular's CEO
News Wire Feed | 7/1/2020

Ken Meyers, the CEO of US Cellular, is retiring, and therefore his position as board chairman of CTIA is going to David Christopher, EVP and general manager of AT&T Mobility.

Huawei launches 'Flash Only+' program to accelerate all industries
News Wire Feed | 7/1/2020

The 'All-Flash' era is now, apparently.

Former TiVo, Pandora and Amazon exec named CFO of ViacomCBS
News Wire Feed | 7/1/2020

Naveen Chopra succeeds Christina Spade, who is moving to an advisory role.

Dish closes $1.4B Boost Mobile deal
News Wire Feed | 7/1/2020

Dish revive's Boost's '$hrink-It!' offer as it enters the retail wireless market.

Kentik, Silver Peak partner on advanced SD-WAN visibility
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2020

New integration 'closes the visibility gap between SD-WAN and network infrastructures.'

Nagra connects with AWS to secure pre-release and early-release content
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2020

Nagra said its NexGuard watermarking tech has added a level of security in the processing of high-value content via the use of AWS Elemental's MediaConvert system.

Ericsson announces smaller 5G antennas
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2020

Ericsson said its new Hybrid AIR and Interleaved AIR support 5G in midband spectrum without increasing in size.

FCC formally moves against Huawei and ZTE
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2020

The FCC said companies that get money from its Universal Service Fund cannot use it to purchase equipment from Huawei or ZTE due to national security concerns.

Qualcomm releases new chips for Android wearables
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2020

Qaulcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 4100 platforms represent a further investment by the chip maker into Android wearables.

Alibaba Cloud partners with Aryaka on SD-WAN offering
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2020

Aryaka claims superior application performance for enterprise customers worldwide, giving them faster access to a single, global network.

Segra launches remote office LAN
News Wire Feed | 6/30/2020

New enterprise-grade product for remote workers removes the need for VPNs and split tunneling.

Charter hires Steve Raymond as VP of accessibility
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2020

Raymond is an industry vet late of ESPN, Vubiquity, AT&T Sports Networks and Nielsen and is the current chair for Adaptive Spirit, a non-profit focused on supporting the US Paralympic Ski, Snowboard and Nordic teams.

AT&T expands DSS, reaches 160M people with lowband 5G
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2020

AT&T said it switched on dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) in more markets, and that it now offers lowband 5G service to fully 160 million people.

Syniverse splits business units into carrier and enterprise
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2020

Says the move to separate the units ties into a new organizational structure that's designed to position the company for profitable growth.

Plume, J:COM team to pitch smart home tech to Japanese cable ops
News Wire Feed | 6/29/2020

They say agreements are already in place with ten cable operators that will roll out Plume's platform in 2020.

Microsoft closes brick-and-mortar retail stores
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2020

Closing its Microsoft Store physical locations will result in a pre-tax charge of approximately $450M, or $0.05 per share, Microsoft said.

LLA taps Ericsson for its mobile core upgrade
News Wire Feed | 6/26/2020

Liberty Latin America names Ericsson as its sole mobile core network vendor in a major network modernization drive.

Charter promotes two
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2020

Magesh Srinivasan promoted to EVP, network operations, Adam Ray upped to EVP, multi-dwelling unit markets.

Colt launches multi-cloud connectivity underpinned by its award-winning SD WAN offering
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2020

Colt is enabling the next wave of enterprises' digital transformations, launching multi-cloud connectivity underpinned by Colt's market-leading SD WAN offering.

Juniper hires new CIO
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2020

Former TIBCO and Knight Ridder exec takes over to help Juniper's IT strategy take shape.

Comcast to provide Firefox users with private and secure DNS services
News Wire Feed | 6/25/2020

Comcast is first ISP to provide those services through Mozilla's Trusted Recursive Resolver Program.

Cable Hall of Fame event moved to April 2021
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

The Cable Center said the 2020 class will be celebrated on April 29, 2021, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York.

fuboTV notches Disney deal
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

Under new multiyear deal, OTT-TV service will get access to Disney's slate of live channels, including ABC, Disney Channel, FX and ESPN, as well as VoD fare.

Peacock adds Vizio SmartCast TVs, LG smart TVs to streaming options
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

Agreements expand on earlier distribution deals for Peacock on Google platforms, Xbox One consoles and Apple iOS and tvOS devices.

U.S. Cellular joins O-RAN Alliance
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

U.S. Cellular said it will trend toward open RAN technology via its decision to join the O-RAN Alliance.

Cox Business adds Work-at-Home focus
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

New offering designed to help business customers provide remote staff with company-provided services, including broadband, Wi-Fi and cybersecurity.

Vapor IO, Digital Realty connect on edge computing
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

Digital Realty said it will connect its PlatformDIGITAL with Vapor IO's Kinetic Edge services in order to deliver low-latency edge applications via edge computing.

VMware refreshes VNF certification program
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

VMware said its program to test virtual network functions (VNFs) and cloud-native network functions (CNFs), previously called the VMware Ready for NFV program, is now the Ready for Telco Cloud program.

Verizon teams with Digital Catapult to push 5G in London
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

Verizon said it will work with Digital Catapult to help develop 5G and edge computing services in Verizon's London 5G Lab.

Cambium Networks announces new Wi-Fi 6, 60GHz products
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

Equipment vendor Cambium Networks said it is now offering new Wi-Fi 6 and 60GHz products.

Dish plans $1B debt offering
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

Dish says net proceeds will be used for 'general corporate purposes,' but offering enters the picture as company moves ahead on a major mobile initiative.

Boingo awarded ten-year DAS rights at Hawaii Convention Center
News Wire Feed | 6/24/2020

Hawaii Tourism Authority selects Boingo for cellular services at 1.1 million square foot convention center.

Hengtong successfully connects megawatt energy storage to the national grid in China
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

An 8MWh energy storage project contracted by Jiangsu Hengtong Energy Storage Technology succeeded in reverse power transmission and was successfully connected to the grid on the first attempt.

Cox Business unit launches telehealth service for physicians in Omaha
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

New offering from Tapollo is for private and group physician practices.

Toyota to assess 5G private network in Japanese manufacturing center
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Toyota said it will work with Nokia and others to test 4G and 5G private wireless networks at its manufacturing design center in Fukuoka, Japan.

Telefónica, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom connect RCS with Mavenir
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Mavenir said its Mobile Business Messaging Cloud RCS product in Europe is now interconnected with the networks of Telefónica, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom Germany.

TDS extends reach of TiVo-based platform
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Service provider launches TDS TV+ in south central and south eastern Wisconsin.

Altice Europe sells stake in Altice USA
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Altice Europe elected to sell a total of 17.9 million shared. Altice USA has purchased about 3.6 million of those shares directly from the broker dealer for about $85 million.

Charter's Rachael Markinson nets Catherine Oakes Scholarship
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

She's the 2020 recipient of a scholarship honoring the late SCTE/ISBE exec.

Summit Broadband selects ADTRAN for home Wi-Fi management
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Turnkey solution overcomes the challenges presented in serving diverse residential and MDU Wi-Fi environments.

Franklin Telephone enables next-generation customer experience with Adtran
News Wire Feed | 6/23/2020

Focused on delivering unmatched broadband and seamless Wi-Fi for families in rural Mississippi.

Hulu releases streaming stats, unveils new 'GatewayGo' ad product
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Disney-owned OTT unit makes stream of announcements during its annual 'Newfront' presentation.

Comcast integrates Spotify with Flex, with X1 on deck
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Cable operator has added Spotify to its streaming/smart home service for broadband-only customers and will do the same on its fully fledged X1 pay-TV platform in the coming days.

Verizon to offer Visa credit card
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Verizon said it's teaming with Synchrony to offer customers a Visa credit card they can use to earn money toward Verizon purchases.

Verizon tests DSS on the road to nationwide 5G
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Verizon said it successfully tested dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology in Texas and Minnesota, a move that positions the operator to offer 5G nationwide.

Geoverse, Strata offer licensed and unlicensed spectrum for private mining networks
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Geoverse said it will team with Strata Worldwide to offer unlicensed CBRS spectrum and licensed 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum for private wireless networks for mining operations.

Samsung boasts of measuring 5G with drones
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Samsung said it successfully tested the use of drones to measure 4G and 5G networks.

Tower company Crown Castle supports Microsoft's Airband Initiative
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Crown Castle said it would offer its tower site location tool to members of the Microsoft Airband Initiative.

Windstream Wholesale, NCTC notch network transport deal
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

Three-year agreement gives NCTC member operators access to preferred pricing and terms on transport connections through Windstream's national data network.

Josh Barstow upped to chief revenue officer at OpenVault
News Wire Feed | 6/22/2020

The former MetroCast exec to manage sales efforts in newly created position at OpenVault.

Hilary Mine from Nokia elected new president of DigitalEurope
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2020

DigitalEurope's General Assembly has elected Hilary Mine, VP and Market Unit Leader for the Nordics, Baltics and Benelux at Nokia, as its first female president.

Comcast extends free access to Wi-Fi hotspots through end of 2020
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2020

Free access to customers and non-customers covers MSO's 1.5 million public Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots.

Technicolor suspends trading
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2020

Requests suspension citing risks of leaks of material information as the company finalizes refinancing negotiations with lenders.

ZCorum adds fiber features to broadband diagnostics platform
News Wire Feed | 6/19/2020

New OLT diagnostics screen provides a comprehensive view of what is going on in a fiber network, company says.

Comcast extends free Internet Essentials offer through end of 2020
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

The offer, originally set to expire June 30, provides 60 days of free service to new, eligible Internet Essentials customers. Comcast is also forgiving any back due debt for new Internet Essentials customers.

AWS touts new Snowcone edge computing box for IoT, private networks
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

Amazon Web Services said its new Snowcone edge computing device can be used for applications ranging from IoT to private wireless LTE networks.

T-Mobile to expand rewards program to Sprint customers
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

T-Mobile said its 'T-Mobile Tuesdays' program will be available to its Sprint customers.

Verizon Business to sell Cisco's enterprise compute system
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

Verizon Business said it will add Cisco's 5000 Series Enterprise Network Compute System (ENCS) to its Virtual Network Services (VNS).

Verizon uses Google's AI and cloud for customer service
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

Verizon said it will add the Google Cloud Contact Center AI solution to its customer care offerings.

AT&T, Nokia test new O-RAN tech
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

AT&T said it tested RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC) technology over its millimeter wave 5G network with vendor Nokia.

Tibit releases PON interoperability toolset
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

Polyglot OMCI Editor designed to help carriers to manage third-party device connectivity.

CSG extends billing deal with Mediacom
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

New deal sets CSG as cable operator's exclusive provider of billing services through 2025.

Viasat, MetTel sign business Internet services agreement
News Wire Feed | 6/18/2020

The satellite Internet service expands MetTel's growing portfolio of connectivity offerings and will initially be available in the contiguous US, with the potential to expand into Puerto Rico, Mexico and other international markets.

Dish pitches two months of free bulk TV service to new biz customers
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Offer is focused on bulk TV service for hotels, hospitals, senior living communities, student housing and apartment buildings.

Motorola Solutions releases products for private wireless LTE networks
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Motorola Solutions is offering products for private wireless land mobile radio (LMR) and LTE networks.

Qualcomm releases platform for AI, 5G robots
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Qualcomm said its new Robotics RB5 platform can support the development of robots using 5G and artificial intelligence.

Qualcomm hopes newest Snapdragon makes 5G phones cheaper
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Qualcomm said its new Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform would support less expensive 5G phones.

CenturyLink hires chief privacy officer
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Hugo Teufel most recently was chief privacy counsel for Raytheon Company.

Haystack TV becomes Haystack News
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Rebrand of advertising-based VoD streaming service follows 145% audience growth over past 12 months, company says.

Liberty Global teams with Pareteum to build pan-European voicemail platform
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Cable op has selected Pareteum Corp.'s cloud-based communications platform for new voicemail buildout.

Infinera, Windstream tout optical networking milestone
News Wire Feed | 6/17/2020

Windstream said it was able to to transmit 800G over 730 kilometers in a live production network using Infinera's ICE6 technology.

Bankruptcy judge allows PCT to participate in US Paycheck Protection Program
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

Network infrastructure vendor claimed the SBA had sought to exclude PCT and others reorganizing under Chapter 11 from participating in the program.

Disney's direct-to-consumer/international team forms global ad platform unit
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

Newly combined team headed up by former Hulu exec Jeremy Helfand.

Docomo Pacific taps Adara to reclaim bandwidth
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

Guam-based service provider deploys platform that uses 'codec awareness' technique to distinguish between MPEG-2 and MPEG-4-capable set-tops.

IBM provides SCTE/ISBE with an AI assist
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

Big Blue has joined organization's 'Explorer' initiative, bring in artificial intelligence and machine learning expertise.

Xilinx tunes up server for live video streaming
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

New purpose-built video transcoding appliances are based on company's Real-Time Server reference architecture.

CommScope rolls out Ruckus Cloud
News Wire Feed | 6/16/2020

Says AI-assisted, cloud-based services platform provide added network visibility and service assurance.

FCC OKs $237.9M to boost mobile networks in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2020

Includes first Universal Service Funding targeted for 5G deployments, agency says.

IBM buys Spanugo assets
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2020

Cloud-based compliance company assets get hoovered by Big Blue.

Xperi sets leadership team following TiVo merger
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2020

Samir Armaly to head up intellectual property business as president, IP licensing. Michael Hawkey named GM of TiVo.

SECUI selects Snet SWAN powered by 128 Technology
News Wire Feed | 6/15/2020

Network integrator to offer SECUI software-centric SD-WAN service.

Hengtong and Alcobre Portugal team up for fight against COVID-19
News Wire Feed | 6/12/2020

And it's a beautiful thing.

Vodafone Germany taps CommScope for DOCSIS 3.1 gateways
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2020

More than 1 million of its subs are using the vendor's Touchstone TG3442 gateway.

GCI allows Samsung phones onto its 5G network in Anchorage
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2020

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G and Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G users will now see the 5G icon on their handsets following software update.

Omdia: COVID-19 presents new opportunities in video, infrastructure, digital transformation
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2020

The pandemic will trigger a rethink of technology as critical infrastructure, Omdia analysts say in new report.

New research reveals SD-WAN is the solution of choice for securing public cloud deployments
News Wire Feed | 6/11/2020

Global survey uncovers industry and region dynamics of SD-WAN adoption.

CSG notches deal for online charging for microservices
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2020

Deal is with a unit of CK Hutchison centered on charging solutions for its wholesale and IoT customers.

AMC Networks joins 'On Addressability' ad pilot with cable ops
News Wire Feed | 6/10/2020

AMC teams with Charter, Comcast and Cox to test addressable capabilities on its live TV and VoD inventory.

Ateme, SES test over-the-air UHD test using VVC encoding standard
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Aim is to optimize bandwidth efficiency and costs for Ultra HD transmissions.

Comcast extends programmatic advertising to set-top VoD inventory
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Ad-focused partnership involves Comcast Technology Solutions and Comcast-owned FreeWheel.

Spark NZ chooses Fortinet Secure SD-WAN
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

2,500-site Secure SD-WAN deployment is the latest project from Spark NZ and Fortinet to improve application experience and enable network automation.

FCC moves forward with Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

The FCC said it is putting an initial $16 billion toward its Rural Digital Opportunity Fund auction.

FCC votes to speed up cell tower upgrades
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

The FCC voted along party lines to approve rules that would allow cell tower companies to more quickly and easily update existing towers.

FirstLight to acquire TruePath
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Fiber provider FirstLight has acquired monitoring company TruePath Technologies.

Cable-Tec Expo 2020 will be virtual and free
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Online event is set for October 12-16.

Townes Telecommunications enhances broadband experience across six-state service area with Adtran
News Wire Feed | 6/9/2020

Upgraded infrastructure and intelligent management tools redefine connectivity and customer experience for previously underserved homes and businesses.

Charter launches digital education grant program
News Wire Feed | 6/8/2020

Program is part of a $6 million, four-year cash and in-kind commitment to broadband usage and training. Charter will announce grant winners in August.

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