Verizon Communications on Wednesday launched 66 high-definition channels in California, bringing the company's total in the state to more than 100. New channels that will debut via Verizon's FiOS service include Animal Planet, CNN, Disney Channel and Planet Green.
Fueled by new subscribers in China, worldwide shipments of DSL ports increased 13% in the second quarter, according to Dittberner Associates, a growth rate that could lead to 90 million ports shipped this year. The report added that, for the first time, vendor Huawei knocked rival Alcatel-Lucent out of the No. 1 spot for shipments.
Cisco and Tata are looking beyond India to give the TelePresence videoconferencing centers a worldwide reach, first setting up centers in the U.S. and U.K. Cisco numbers indicate it has sold roughly 1,000 TelePresence systems to date.
Wireless products and Internet services that will use the airwaves being vacated next February when the country switches over to all-digital TV signals will not significantly interfere with TV station telecasts. That's according to a report issued Wednesday by the FCC on the use of "white space," which the commission could vote on as early as the beginning of next month.