First News Briefs: Oceanic Time Warner, AT&T, QuickFire Networks, Verizon
Oceanic Time Warner Cable today announced that the company has begun deployment of TWC WiFi, a statewide WiFi Hotspot network for its customers. Access to the TWC WiFi network is free to Oceanic Time Warner Cable customers with Standard Internet or above and to Oceanic Time Warner Cable Business Class Internet customers.
AT&T has expanded its mobile Internet coverage at CenturyLink Field by completing the installation of a new Distributed Antenna System (DAS) to enhance the customer experience throughout the facility.
QuickFire Networks, a provider of video encoding/transcoding platforms for mobile and broadband content providers, announced that Media Excel has selected the T-Video V1200 platform for file-to-file encoding as part of the HERO family of video transcoders for H.265/HEVC high efficiency video encoding applications, including 4K Ultra High Definition TV (4K/UHDTV).
Verizon announced that it has reached an agreement to sell a condominium interest to an affiliate of Magnum Real Estate Group, encompassing 22 floors and one of the five sub-basement levels of Verizon's historic 140 West St. building, a New York City landmark. Verizon will retain approximately 60 percent of the building -- floors two through 10 and four of the sub-basement levels -- for necessary telecommunications switching equipment and administrative offices.