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Cogeco bucks the cableco X1 trend with MediaFirst pick

telecom | 08/14/2018 6:28 pm EDT

Cogeco Inc. is going with MediaFirst for its first IPTV platform, a move that is an upgrade over its current TiVo offering but isn't likely to change much when it comes to its TV service subscriber trends, according to one analyst. The Montreal-based company’s decision...

Firefox OS launches on phones in Spain

telecom | 07/02/2013 9:14 pm EDT

Free software group Mozilla, best known for the open source web browser Firefox, launched the Firefox OS mobile platform on devices in Spain. “Today, I’m thrilled to report that Firefox OS phones go on sale in less than a day in Spain, with other launches to follow,” Brendan Eich, chief technology officer at Mozilla, said in a blog post Monday. The Firefox OS phones will launch first on devices carried by Deutsche Telekom AG and Telefonica SA that are manufactured by Alcatel Lucent SA and ZTE Corp. The phones are called the Alcatel One Touch and the ZTE Open. “We believe that smartphones need to be more open and that the Web is the platform for making this possible,” José María Álvarez Palette, chief operating officer at...