While Ruckus Wireless saw its fourth-quarter revenue jump 17.5 percent to $73 million, the Wi-Fi technology vendor, whose customers include Time Warner Cable, said most of its deployments in Q4 were overseas.
Cable operators and telcos have never had the greatest relationship, but now comes a report that a Verizon technician allegedly cut one of Cablevision's underground fiber lines serving Long Island.
A Verizon technician was arrested by police in Suffolk County, N.Y., on Tuesday, for allegedly intentionally severing an underground fiber optic line last month that rival Cablevision uses to deliver its Optimum service to subscribers on Long Island.
In today's spotlight, check out FierceCable 's special report on the fourth-quarter earnings of pay TV distributors, programmers, tech vendors and online video providers.
Cablevision said it restored the feed for CBS affiliate WFSB-TV in Hartford, Conn., on Saturday, 16 days after it blacked out the feed for the station because of a dispute involving retransmission-consent fees.
Cable investors who listened to Charter's conference call Tuesday afternoon might've been left with the false impression CEO Tom Rutledge walks on water, while the management team at Time Warner Cable has been asleep at the wheel for the last decade.
In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo Editor Josh Wein takes a look at the impact that the U.S. Supreme Court review of the petition broadcasters have filed against Aereo could have on the industry.
On the eve of Charter's offer to acquire Time Warner Cable, top executives at technology vendors TiVo and ActiveVideo told FierceCable that a Charter-TWC marriage could drive growth for their companies as the major MSOs look to introduce new products, including cloud-based program guides capable of delivering Netflix content on TV.
Charter Communications released an offer letter that it sent to acquire Time Warner Cable. TWC called the Charter bid, which would reportedly value the company at $62.3 billion, "grossly inadequate."
More than two years after Cablevision's two top operations executives resigned to take jobs at Charter Communications, the company said Thursday that it recruited a veteran of the gas and electric utilities industry to run its field operations and customer service teams.