Rob Cerbone runs all of Time Warner Cable's wireless activities, including the company's relationship with Verizon Wireless and certain mobile apps, such as TWC's WiFi Finder. For Cerbone's comments on TWC's 2014 wireless roadmap, including his thoughts on Hotspot 2.0 technology, check out this Hot Seat interview.
The sides are lining up on whether to support or oppose the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable, with Netflix coming out against the merger. The American Cable Association isn't necessarily against the merger but it is mulling provisions to make sure its members aren't disadvantaged. And TiVo is still mulling its position on the merger--but it does want the FCC to pursue rules that would establish a successor to the disparaged CableCARD.
A Comcast executive said that he is confident the company will roll out usage-based data pricing nationwide once it completes a series of "robust" trials it is currently conducting in several markets. Speaking at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit today in New York City, David Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast, said that the company is moving slowly with its usage-based data trials to avoid alienating consumers. "We don't want to blow up our high-speed data business," he said.
8X8, a competitive VoIP and cloud services provider, has taken the top spot on the Infonetics Research top hosted unified communications scorecard, beating out West IP Communications, Comcast and Verizon.
Comcast continues to make a more dominant presence on Netflix's monthly Speed Index, rising from No. 4 to No. 3 in average streaming speeds among major U.S. Internet service providers for April, reports FierceOnlineVideo.
Comcast Corp. and Turner Broadcasting System have cut a deal that will give Comcast customers on demand access to full seasons of several Turner TV shows including TNT's The Last Ship, a Michael Bay drama.
In this week's "wouldya look at that" category, Comcast's ranking on the monthly Netflix Speed Index rose yet again, climbing from No. 4 to No. 3 in average streaming speeds among major U.S. Internet service providers for April. The MSO's ranking leapt from its near-basement ranking of 11 th place after signing a peering deal with the online video service in late February.
Yvette Kanouff is reportedly leaving Cablevision Systems to serve as senior vice president in charge of Cisco's service provider video group. Her departure from Cablevision takes Yanouff back to the supplier side of the business.
In an effort to extend its global influence, Comcast is extending its Wi-Fi roaming partnerships to Japan's KDDI and Taiwan Mobile as part of a trial that will allow customers of KDDI and Taiwan Mobile to use Comcast's Wi-Fi hotspots at discounted rates when visiting the U.S. Both Asian carriers operate cellular and Wi-Fi networks in their home countries, according to FierceWirelessTech.
Comcast is extending its Wi-Fi influence globally under trial roaming partnerships signed earlier this year with Japan's KDDI and Taiwan Mobile.