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Multiscreen still a challenge for VOD-focused pay-TV operators

NEW YORK--Netflix has proven that content can be a revenue driver and has driven multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) and content providers alike to improve their online offerings. But the myriad technologies available and ever-changing content rights issues are slowing deployment of multiscreen services.

AT&T to launch VoLTE-based HD Voice May 23 on Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

AT&T Mobility said it plans to launch HD Voice services using Voice over LTE technology in select markets starting May 23. The company said the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini will be the first phone that can make use of the service, and that it will expand the service to additional devices in the future.

Globecomm adds two regional carriers to hosted LTE service

Adams NetWorks in Illinois and Chariton Valley Communications in Missouri have each launched fixed LTE services for rural customers using Globecomm Systems' hosted platform.

Time Warner Cable exec promises to expand cable firm's Wi-Fi business

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.

Time Warner Cable's Rob Cerbone: 'Wi-Fi is our network'

Rob Cerbone has been with Time Warner Cable almost nine years and now runs all of TWC's wireless activities on the corporate development team, overseeing Wi-Fi, the company's relationship with Verizon Wireless and certain mobile apps, such as TWC's WiFi Finder. FierceWirelessTech  Editor Tammy Parker recently spoke with Cerbone regarding TWC's 2014 wireless roadmap. The following is an edited and condensed version of that conversation.

Report: Verizon could challenge Sprint Spark with AWS-powered 'XLTE' branding

Verizon Wireless will soon start marketing its LTE network running on its AWS spectrum as an "XLTE" network, according to the blog  Droid-Life.

Mobile industry backs wireless tech for small cell backhaul, for now

LONDON--Wireless players will hold the upper hand in small cell backhaul in the near term, until fibre is more widely deployed, delegates at the Transport Networks for Mobile Operators trade conference said here Wednesday.

Integra enhances public sector, nonprofit reach with MiCTA membership

Integra has taken another step towards advancing its government, education and health care sales funnels by becoming a member of MiCTA, a nationwide group purchasing organization for communications and network services.

5G networks should give perception of 'infinite capacity,' say researchers

LONDON--Fifth-generation (5G) mobile networks must give users the impression that there are no limits on capacity, Dr Mehrdad Shariat, research fellow at the University of Surrey's 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) told the Transport Networks for Mobile Operators trade conference here on Wednesday.

3 UK: Operators should view growth in data demand as tidal, rather than a tsunami

LONDON--Mobile operators should start considering growing demand for data as a rising tide rather than a tsunami of traffic, Mark Gilmour, transmission strategy and architecture manager for 3 UK said on day two of the Transport Networks for Mobile Operators trade conference.