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Cable industry's Independent Show 2021 to go virtual
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2021

NCTC and ACA Connects, the show's organizers, alter format in response to 'shifting COVID-19 backdrop.'

Mediacom to use Ericsson for CBRS fixed wireless
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2021

Mediacom said it will use 4G and 5G equipment from Ericsson to offer fixed wireless Internet services over 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum.

Verizon offers private edge computing from Microsoft
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2021

Verizon said it is now selling an on-premises, private edge compute solution from Microsoft Azure.

Rafay Systems scores $25M for Kubernetes Operations
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2021

Rafay Systems said it received $25 million in a Series B funding round led by ForgePoint Capital.

Jana Henthorn, CEO of The Cable Center, to retire at end of 2021
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2021

Henthorn joined the organization in 2004 and was named president and CEO in 2016. The board has begun the process of naming her successor.

Harmonic notches CableOS and DAA win with Parasat Cable TV
News Wire Feed | 8/31/2021

Parasat, an operator based in the Philippines, is transitioning away from legacy remote MACPHY using Harmonic's CableOS platform.

Charter's Spectrum TV platform weaves in HBO Max and YouTube
News Wire Feed | 8/30/2021

Cable op says both streaming services have been integrated within its Spectrum Guide on eligible devices.

FCC now counts 5M households getting subsidized broadband
News Wire Feed | 8/27/2021

The FCC said that over 5 million US households have enrolled in its Emergency Broadband Benefit Program.

Charter fund invests $3M to help small businesses in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2021

Operator's Spectrum Community Investment Loan Fund is investing in the Hope Enterprise Corporation, a certified community development financial institution.

Verizon virtualizes RAN with Samsung, Intel and Wind River
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2021

Verizon said it successfully conducted a virtualized 5G data session with vendors Samsung, Intel and Wind River.

AT&T, Cisco team for 5G IoT
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2021

AT&T and Cisco said they will offer businesses the ability to manage their Internet of Things (IoT) services on AT&T's 5G network.

Union Wireless goes with Nokia for Huawei rip and replace
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2021

Union Wireless said it will use Nokia's services and equipment to rip out equipment from China's Huawei from its network.

Telestream scoops up Sherpa Digital Media
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2021

In Sherpa Digital Media, Telestream is acquiring a live event hosting and distribution platform.

MaxLinear releases G.hn evaluation platform
News Wire Feed | 8/26/2021

The DMI920 combines MaxLinear's G.hn technology with its USB, Ethernet and serial communications products.

Fox invests in Eluvio
News Wire Feed | 8/25/2021

Fox will also use Eluvio's blockchain platform for a new NFT business launched by Fox Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment.

Evoca picks CommScope for Android TV box equipped with ATSC 3.0 and ATSC 1.0 tuners
News Wire Feed | 8/25/2021

CommScope's new, multimode VIP9802-ATSC device is being branded as 'Pilot' by Evoca.

Fox Television connects with Synamedia for ATSC 3.0 rollout in Orlando
News Wire Feed | 8/25/2021

Fox Television's owned-and-operated station, WRBW, will serve as the ATSC 3.0 'lighthouse' to host infrastructure from other participating stations in the market.

Evolution Digital hires Paul Azar as sales director
News Wire Feed | 8/25/2021

Azar most recently was sales director for Technicolor and is also late of Ubee Interactive, Comcast, Bresnan Communications, BendBroadband, Cabovisão and Nortel Networks.

Verizon cheers ruling on 5G advertisements
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2021

Verizon said it is 'pleased' with an arbiter's ruling on some of its 5G-related advertising, after AT&T challenged the ads.

NTIA receives $2.5B in broadband requests for $288M grant program
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2021

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) said it received more than $2.5 billion in funding requests for broadband across 49 states and US territories.

Josh Sapan steps down as CEO of AMC Networks
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2021

Sapan is transitioning to executive vice chairman. Former Showtime chief Matthew Blank will serve as AMC's interim CEO as company conducts search for Sapan's successor.

Ribbon expands supply deal with KGPCo
News Wire Feed | 8/24/2021

New deal enables KGPCo to resell Ribbon's full portfolio of cloud, edge and IP optical products.

99% of new modems and routers hit energy efficiency goals – study
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2021

Audit of small network equipment finds 75% drop in average energy used relative to broadband speed.

Voluntary set-top agreement saved $2.2B in energy costs in 2020, supporters claim
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2021

Multiple pay-TV providers, vendors and organizations, including the Consumer Technology Association, NCTA and CableLabs, support the initiative.

Zayo sets 400G network upgrade plan for North America, Western Europe
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2021

Network update, covering 31 400G-enabled long haul routes, will take place through Q1 2022.

FuboTV adds Curiosity Stream's linear TV channel, SVoD on deck
News Wire Feed | 8/23/2021

Curiosity Channel launches today for FuboTV viewers in the US, and the Curiosity Stream VoD services will roll out in the US and Canada in the coming weeks.

New Disney-NCTC deal includes access to Disney+ and ESPN+
News Wire Feed | 8/20/2021

Agreement covers access to Disney's stable of programming and content for hundreds of tier 2/3 operators that have ties to the National Cable Television Cooperative.

Stonepeak closes Astound Broadband deal
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2021

$8.1 billion acquisition includes RCN, Grande Communications, Wave Broadband and enTouch Systems.

Lumen pairs edge computing with private cloud
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2021

Lumen said it is now offering its Edge Private Cloud, which the company said provides 'pre-built infrastructure for high performance private computing connected to a global fiber network.'

Ligado teams with Mavenir for basestations
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2021

Ligado Networks said it would work with Mavenir to develop basestations for a 5G mobile satellite network.

AT&T to offer ad-supported HBO Max to Cricket prepaid subs
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2021

AT&T said it will offer the ad-supported tier of HBO Max for free to customers on the $60 per month plan of its Cricket Wireless prepaid service.

Mega Broadband Investments ups Andy Parrott to president
News Wire Feed | 8/19/2021

Parrott will also retain his title as chief operating officer.

NAB 2021 show attendees must show proof of vax
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2021

Following similar announcement from the Consumer Technology Association for CES 2022, the National Association of Broadcasters has updated its health and safety protocols for this year's NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Cleveland school district, Charter connect on multi-year agreement
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2021

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has signed a multi-year agreement to deploy Spectrum Enterprise's 'Stay Connected K-12' service for in-home learning and teaching.

EdgeQ starts sampling 5G chips
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2021

Startup EdgeQ said it is now sampling its 5G 'basestation-on-a-chip' to what it said were tier-one customers.

Top US pay-TV providers shed 1.23M subs in Q2 2021
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2021

Pay-TV losses continued in Q2 2021, but they improved by about 275,000 versus the year-ago quarter, according to Leichtman Research Group.

Top US service providers added 890K broadband subs in Q2 2021
News Wire Feed | 8/18/2021

Nation's largest providers have added about 8 million subs over the past two years, according to Leichtman Research Group.

The Roku Channel adds 17 free streaming channels to its lineup
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2021

AccuWeather Now, Baywatch, CBC News, El Rey, IGN, Real Madrid TV, The Only Way is Essex and Tribeca Channel among the streaming channels added to the free, ad-supported Roku service.

Vodafone taps Technicolor for a home Wi-Fi 6 boost
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2021

Technicolor's Wi-Fi 6-enabled boosters with Alexa Built-in will become part of the Vodafone Pro Broadband offering.

Syniverse to go public via SPAC merger
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2021

Syniverse said it will become a public company through a merger with M3-Brigade Acquisition II Corp., a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC).

AT&T, UT team for 5G and edge computing
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2021

AT&T said it will install a 5G millimeter wave network and edge computing services at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

CommScope teams up with GoZone WiFi
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2021

Agreement paves way to provide Wi-Fi in outdoor and public venues, including campgrounds, TV parks, marinas, and state and national parks.

CES 2022 attendees required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination
News Wire Feed | 8/17/2021

Vaccination proof requirement is part of a new set of safety protocols implemented by The Consumer Technology Association.

T-Mobile confirms it was hacked
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2021

T-Mobile confirmed that hackers accessed its systems, but the company hasn't yet determined what might have been stolen.

O-RAN Alliance operator membership swells past 30
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2021

The O-RAN Alliance said 1&1 is its newest operator member, and that it is making progress toward improving open RAN standards.

Boingo touts private CBRS network for Chicago O'Hare with AWS
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2021

Boingo said it worked with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to build a private wireless network in CBRS spectrum for Chicago O'Hare International Airport.

AT&T touts 5G on FirstNet
News Wire Feed | 8/16/2021

AT&T said it now offers speedy 5G connections in parts of an additional 10 cities across its FirstNet service for public safety.

Cox promotes Suzanne Fenwick to SVP of content acquisitions
News Wire Feed | 8/13/2021

Fenwick succeeds the retiring Andy Albert.

DZS connects with broadband product stocking distributor Digicomm
News Wire Feed | 8/13/2021

Says sourcing partnership forms as government-funded broadband initiatives accelerate. Agreement mark Digicomm's expansion into mobile transport.

Canadian govt. invests $1.44B into Telesat's LEO network
News Wire Feed | 8/12/2021

The government of Canada plans to invest $1.44 billion into Telesat's Lightspeed low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network.

Verizon sweetens wireline, wireless plans with AMC+
News Wire Feed | 8/12/2021

Verizon is offering free access to yet another video streaming service – this time AMC+ – to some of its wireless and wireline plans for a limited time.

Kajeet acquires Red Rover for private networks offering
News Wire Feed | 8/12/2021

Kajeet said it is now offering a new private LTE networks service following its acquisition of Red Rover.

Videon names Tricia Iboshi as CEO
News Wire Feed | 8/12/2021

Iboshi, previously COO, succeeds former CEO Rob Green. Company founder Todd Erdley remains president and chairman.

Congruex deals for A&M Communications
News Wire Feed | 8/11/2021

Deal for wireless-focused installation and maintenance company marks Congruex's 14th strategic acquisition in four years.

Huawei was presented the Intelligent Cloud-Network Global Best Customer Value Award by Frost & Sullivan
News Wire Feed | 8/11/2021

Frost & Sullivan presented Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. with the 2021 Intelligent Cloud-Network Global Best Customer Value Award, following research into the cloud-network solution market and assessments on relevant industry players.

Verizon expands reach of 5G Home and 5G mobile
News Wire Feed | 8/11/2021

Company says its 5G Ultra Wideband services are now available in parts of 78 cities, and 5G Home is now offered in parts of 12 cities.

Charter's Spectrum Enterprise connects with Webex
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2021

Charter's biz services unit will target United Communications with Webex offering to mid-market and enterprise clients.

TCL intros line of Google TV-powered sets
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2021

TCL, also a longtime Roku partner, announced pricing and availability for a family of 5-Series and 6-Series TVs outfitted with Google TV.

Extreme Networks announces intent to acquire Infovista's Ipanema SD-WAN business
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2021

The acquisition will expand Extreme's market-leading ExtremeCloudä portfolio, offering new cloud-managed SD-WAN and security solutions required to power the Infinite Enterprise.

USTC buys Comstar Supply
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2021

Acquisition comes soon after USTC's purchase of Walker and Associates.

AT&T closes $1.17B sale of Crunchyroll
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2021

Anime-focused subscription streaming service sold to Sony's Funimation Global Group.

2021 Cable Hall of Fame event moved to November 15
News Wire Feed | 8/10/2021

Virtual HoF celebration will premiere on C-SPAN 3 on November 15 at 8 p.m. ET as well as C-SPAN.org.

Germain Lamonde raises offer to take Exfo private
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2021

Amid competing offers from rival Viavi, Germain Lamonde raised his offer to take Exfo private.

SeaChange taps AWS to power enhanced data analytics capability
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2021

Platform is being used for the launch of the Screen iL service featuring premium Israeli content.

Roku sets debut of 23 original titles on The Roku Channel
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2021

New batch of originals, including 'Eye Candy' and 'Squeaky Clean' will debut on The Roku Channel on August 13.

Synamedia buys watermarking specialist ContentArmor
News Wire Feed | 8/9/2021

Synamedia says deal will strengthen its video security portfolio with edge and 5G watermarking technology for the media and entertainment industry.

Qualcomm outbids Magna for auto tech specialist Veoneer
News Wire Feed | 8/6/2021

Qualcomm's offer of $37 per share in cash represents an 18% premium over Magna's earlier offer for the provider of advanced driver assistance systems.

FCC releases its first mobile broadband map
News Wire Feed | 8/6/2021

Agency says the map, which is focused on 4G LTE, serves as a 'public test' of standard criteria developed to facilitate improved mapping under the Broadband DATA Act.

Minim expands retail reach for Motorola-branded home networking products
News Wire Feed | 8/6/2021

HSN, Home Depot, Lowes, Sam's Club and BJ's Wholesale join list of retailers to carry Motorola DOCSIS devices and other home networking products.

Disney, Mediacom renew and expand carriage deal
News Wire Feed | 8/6/2021

New multi-year deal includes ESPN's ACC Network.

ATX CEO Dan Whalen joins Harmonic's board
News Wire Feed | 8/5/2021

Whalen is also late of Adtran, Cisco and Bell Atlantic.

ViacomCBS, Sky hook up to bring Paramount+ to Europe
News Wire Feed | 8/5/2021

Tied to broader pay-TV deal, new partnership paves way for the Paramount+ premium streaming service to launch in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Switzerland and Austria in 2022.

Schurz snares deal for Ohio-based fiber provider NKTelco
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2021

Founded in 1905, The New Knoxville Telephone Company serves parts of West Central Ohio. Deal also includes NKTelco's 4.5% stake in Com Net.

Charter's Karen Zumwalt wins Catherine Oakes Scholarship
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2021

Annual scholarship program, run through the SCTE Foundation and WICT, is named after Catherine Oakes, a long-time SCTE exec who died in 2013.

Gibson Technical Services acquires engineering firm Immco
News Wire Feed | 8/4/2021

Atlanta-based Immco is a privately held engineering and network design company focused on the cable and telecom industries.

Vudu and FandangoNOW combine under the Vudu brand
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Fusion of the movie and TV streaming services follows NBCU's 2020 acquisition of Vudu from Walmart.

Charter promotes Robinson and Perlman
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Jodi Robinson is upped to EVP of digital platforms, and Jack Perlman is promoted to EVP of software development and IT.

Cable vets splash cash on Atlas Digital Group
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Jerry Kent's Cequel III among a group that has invested $3 million into digital commerce startup focused on the cable and fiber Internet industry.

T-Mobile to help university students see cadavers
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

T-Mobile, HTC and others teamed up with Fisk University for a 5G-powered VR human cadaver lab.

STL to make 5G radios with Evenstar
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

STL announced a collaboration with Facebook Connectivity to design and develop 4G and 5G radio products as part of the Evenstar program.

NBC Olympics taps Comcast Technology Solutions to stream Tokyo 2020 coverage
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Comcast Technology Solutions is managing and delivering multi-platform streams for the Tokyo games on behalf of NBC Olympics and NBCU's Peacock service.

Marvell is buying Innovium for $1.1B in stock
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

The deal is expected give Marvell $150M in incremental revenue in fiscal 2023 and beef up its Ethernet switching chip portfolio.

GCI, YKHC seek $53M grant to extend fiber to Bethel, Alaska
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Application, with the NTIA, targets a fiber deployment project slated for completion in 2024.

ViacomCBS, Cox distribution deal adds streaming to mix
News Wire Feed | 8/3/2021

Deal covers ViacomCBS's channel slate, including BET, MTV and TV Land, as well as access to streaming services such as Paramount+, Showtime OTT and Pluto TV.

DZS hires Misty Kawecki as CFO
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2021

Kawecki is late of MediaKind, Genband and Imagine Communications.

DZS connects with Broadcom on next-gen PON
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2021

Broadcom tech powers DZS's 'Velocity' solutions, including new XGS-PON products.

Viasat-equipped American Airlines jets offer free access to TikTok
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2021

Promotional offering is limited to 30 minutes of free access to TikTok.

Screen iL taps SeaChange for streaming service featuring Israeli TV and films
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2021

Service, delivered via SeaChange's 'StreamVid' platform, is focused on Israeli ex-pats and other consumers worldwide.

Casa Systems lands 5G fixed wireless deal with Bell Canada
News Wire Feed | 8/2/2021

Casa will provide the operator with its 5G Sub-6 High-Gain Outdoor devices to help underpin a wireless home Internet service.

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