The QPlay is a Wi-Fi-connected box that streams playlists from a variety of online video sources, which can then be shared with friends or the public.
If it actually works, the technology could reduce congestion on wireless networks or give new entrants into the wireless broadband industry a different cost structure for building a high-speed network.
The cable operator-leased set-top box is one device where Netflix has yet to find much of a foothold.
GENBAND has added another element to its growing services portfolio by reaching an agreement to purchase uReach Technologies, a deal that gives it a broad portfolio of voice, video and unified messaging solutions.
Ciena has broadened its global reach by signing an agreement to become Ericsson's preferred partner for packet optical and software defined networking (SDN).
The Sochi Olympics are in full swing, and while much of the content is restricted to authenticated pay-TV subscribers, that doesn't change the technical hurdles involved in delivering high-quality video to American viewers online. In a special report, Samantha Bookman, managing editor for FierceMarkets ' Wireline Group, looks at some of the technology behind the Sochi Olympics and examines the various ways consumers can watch online.
Mark your calendars: April 22 is the day the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Aereo case.
Aeroflex, a microelectronics and test and measurement equipment provider, is strengthening its software defined networking (SDN) capabilities by purchasing Dublin, Ireland-based Shenick Network Systems.
Verizon is looking to entice more FiOS Fiber to the Home (FTTH) subscribers by offering new triple-play customers the chance to lock their monthly rate for two years if they sign up for service before April 19.
The fourth-quarter earnings season is underway and FierceCable is tracking how the triple-play providers, programmers and online video providers fared during this period.