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WDBD-TV chooses Rentrak's StationView Essentials

JACKSON — Rentrak Corporation, a multi-screen media measurement company based in Portland, Ore., has entered into a multi-year StationView Essentials contract with WDBD-TV, the FOX affiliate in Jackson. Terms were not disclosed. “The combination of viewing data representing cable, satellite, telco and over-the-air households across the entire Jackson market, along with the viewing data being matched to behavioral and attitudinal ...

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Meena responds to FCC decision on data roaming

RIDGELAND — Hu Meena, president and CEO of Cellular South, has released a response statement on the data roaming order issued April 7 by the Federal Communication Commission. “American consumers rightfully expect to have seamless access to their email and the web wherever there is a compatible wireless network, Meena said. “(This) data roaming order is an important first step ...

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Meena supporting FCC's data roaming proposal

RIDGELAND — Cellular South president and CEO Hu Meena says he is supporting the Federal Communication Commission’s plan to include an automatic data roaming rule on its April Commission meeting agenda. Meena said in a statement: “I am very pleased to see Chairman Genachowski moving the FCC forward on a data roaming rule. The certainty of automatic data roaming is ...

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Matrix Solutions offering telecommunications 'lab'

FLOWOOD — Matrix Solutions, a Flowood-based technology services company, has assembled a collection of mobility products and services into a portable, hands-on “laboratory” now available to businesses in Central Mississippi. The lab consists of a variety of portable devices such as Apple’s iPad and iPhone, tablets and phones based on Google’s Android operating system, BlackBerry phone, netbook, Bluetooth keyboard and ...

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SmartSynch launches 3G wireless platform

JACKSON — SmartSynch Inc. has rolled out a communications platform for smart meters that supports 3G wireless technology. The communication platform based on Qualcomm’s 3G technology will enable SmartSynch to offer what it claims is the world’s first integrated, over-the-air application portfolio for the smart grid. The system is designed to save utilities time and money by giving them greater ...

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Cellular South urging customers to sign up for AMBER alerts

RIDGELAND — Cellular South, the largest privately owned wireless provider in the U.S., is joining forces with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Mississippi Department of Public Safety to encourage mobile phone users in Mississippi to sign up for free wireless AMBER alerts that can help law enforcement safely recover abducted children. The wireless AMBER ...

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Cellular South conducts smartphone study

RIDGELAND — Cellular South has found that 43 percent of its customers own smartphones, beating the industry average smartphone penetration rate of 31 percent. According to Cellular South, that 43 percent smartphone penetration is tops in the industry. The Ridgeland-based telecommunication company released this data on the heels of launching its Android-powered smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S. Kevin Hankins, COO ...

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Presley's office scrutinizing wireless retailers

JACKSON — Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley announced that his office has begun random checks of wireless phone retailers to ensure compliance with the Consumer Code for Wireless Service. Designated wireless companies are required, by PSC order, to comply with the code, which provides consumer rights at the point of purchase; such as a 14-day trial period, the ...

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Barbour unveils new broadband availability website

JACKSON — Gov. Haley Barbour recently unveiled a new “Broadband For Mississippi” website featuring a tool that outlines the availability of broadband across the state. The site is part of the state’s overall effort to increase high-speed Internet access to every community. The site, at www.broadband.ms.gov, allows Mississippians to learn more about broadband technology and what it means to their ...

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Zayo expanding fiber-to-the-tower network

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI — Zayo Group, a Colorado-based provider of bandwidth infrastructure and carrier neutral colocation services, is augmenting and extending its Memphis fiber-to-the-tower (FTT) network into North Mississippi. The cost of the project was not disclosed. Zayo will be upgrading its current fiber-to-the-tower network in Memphis and extending the network into North Mississippi, including Southaven and Olive Branch. The network ...

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