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Comcast Testing Utility Information System Over Broadband Network

Comcast Testing Utility Information System Over Broadband Network – Brief Article Cable giant Comcast [Nasdaq: CMCSA] is exploring additional ways to generate revenue from its broadband Internet network. In cooperation with Pennsylvania electrical utility PECO Energy, the company is testing a technology called “GoodWatts” that uses Comcast’s cable plant as the infrastructure for a managed […]

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StarBand Files Suit Against EchoStar

StarBand Files Suit Against EchoStar – Brief Article StarBand, a two-way satellite Internet provider in U.S. markets, has filed a lawsuit seeking a restraining order and injunction against EchoStar Communications [DISH] to transfer back StarBand’s customer base and cease operating as StarBand’s billing agent. The suit, filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern […]

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3G Projects For Ericsson, Siemens

3G Projects For Ericsson, Siemens Even as the telecom industry bemoans the slump in spending on thirdgeneration wireless networks, Ericsson [Nasdaq: ERICY] and Siemens [NYSE: SI] are adding 3G-related contracts to their ledgers. Siemens’ Information and Communication Mobile Group will be the sole provider for P&T Luxembourg’s LUXGSM wideband-CDMA 3G operation under a framework agreement […]

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BellSouth Passes Muster In North Carolina

BellSouth Passes Muster In North Carolina – Brief Article The news on the long-distance front continues to be encouraging for BellSouth [BLS]. The North Carolina Public Service Commission is the latest state regulatory agency to endorse the company’s bid to provide long-distance service in its area. The North Carolina measures follows in the wake of […]

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Globecomm Receives Initial Payment On DTH Project – direct-to-home satellite television system

Globecomm Receives Initial Payment On DTH Project – direct-to-home satellite television system – Brief Article Globecomm Systems [GCOM] received an initial payment of $500,000 to begin the engineering and planning stages of a multi-million dollar direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV system contract with an unidentified customer. The proposed DTH system would enable digital subscribers to tune […]

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Tri-Vision Inks Million-Dollar Fiber-TV Deal – with InnVision Networks

Tri-Vision Inks Million-Dollar Fiber-TV Deal – with InnVision Networks – Brief Article Tri-Vision Electronics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tri-Vision International Ltd./Ltee [Toronto: TVL], won a million-dollar contract from InnVision Networks of Texas to manufacture fiber-optic data and video distribution and control systems. Tri-Vision Electronics provides secure pay TV, pay per view, hotel pay TV […]

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Trimble Tweaks Guidance System – Trimble Navigation SiteVision GPS – Product Announcement

Trimble Tweaks Guidance System – Trimble Navigation SiteVision GPS – Product Announcement – Brief Article San Diego-based Trimble [TRMB] introduced a new version of its field proven SiteVision Global Positioning System (GPS) machine guidance and control system for use with excavating equipment. The system allows machine operators to perform earthmoving operations by placing the site […]

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Galileo System Would Expand Satellite Navigation Availability – Galileo Industries’ Galileo satellite navigation system

Galileo System Would Expand Satellite Navigation Availability – Galileo Industries’ Galileo satellite navigation system – Brief Article PARIS–Development of the 3 billion euro ($3 billion) Galileo satellite navigation system would improve the availability of signals to users throughout the world, said Olivier Colaitis, chairman of Galileo Industries, during a panel discussion at the Satellite 2002 […]

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Bells Pushing DSL Envelope

Bells Pushing DSL Envelope – according to CSR analyst Dan Reingold The number of digital subscriber line customers for the Regional Bell Operating Companies and incumbent local exchange carrier sector increased 47 percent for the 2001 fourth quarter compared to the previous third quarter, according to an analyst at Credit Suisse First Boston [CSR]. In […]

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Swisscom To Exit Satellite – Company Business and Marketing

Swisscom To Exit Satellite – Company Business and Marketing – Brief Article Swisscom AG said it will withdraw from satellite communications via its own stations in the Swiss cities of Leuk, Zurich, Basel and Geneva by the end of 2001. The withdrawal will result in cost savings of around $60.97 million during the next 10 […]