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Comcast acquires Xfinity Home vendor Icontrol Networks, will maintain Austin offices

Comcast announced today it purchased Icontrol Networks Inc., an Austin, Texas-based company that developed key technologies for Comcast's Xfinity Home service. The company said the Icontrol employees in Austin joining Comcast "will make up a new Comcast engineering center of excellence in Austin that can take advantage of the great energy and talent that city has to offer."

Comcast recorded 445.8 Petabytes of traffic on its Wi-Fi network last year

BOSTON-- Comcast said it is seeing dramatic increases in network traffic on its Xfinity-branded Wi-Fi network. Specifically, Comcast's Cole Reinwand said that the operator recorded fully 445.8 million GB (or 445.8 Petabytes) of traffic on its Xfinity Wi-Fi network last year.

Comcast takes Wi-Fi mobile: Cable operator to outfit trucks with portable hotspots, microwave backhaul

BOSTON-- Comcast announced today with Ericsson that it will deploy cargo vans outfitted with Wi-Fi access points in order to provide Xfinity-branded Wi-Fi services at community activities, sporting events and emergency response initiatives.

Sony scores Crackle distribution deal with Comcast

Sony announced a distribution deal to bring content from its ad-supported online video platform Crackle to Comcast's 22 million Xfinity TV subscribers. Starting Wednesday, Comcast will add Crackle shows such as Jerry Seinfeld's  Comedians in Cars Getting Coffey  to its VOD library, which has gained substantial traction in recent months as its content selection has expanded.

AT&T's DirecTV, Verizon's Go90 highlight the threat to traditional pay-TV players

The traditional pay-TV market may be on the brink of transition as major operators begin to introduce alternative services that don't require a set-top box. In just the last year, AT&T announced three virtual tiers of its DirecTV service, Time Warner has begun testing an IP-only bundle in New York, Verizon has launched Go90 and Comcast has started testing its Xfinity Stream in some markets.

Comcast brings 1M multi-family residents onto its Advanced Communities Network

Comcast's Xfinity Communities is making strides with its Advanced Communities Network, announcing that it has installed services to over 1 million residents of multifamily housing properties (condos, apartments, etc.) across 37 states.

Comcast promises to support third-party HTML5 apps on its X1 platform

Comcast said it is working to support HTML5 apps from third-party vendors on its X1 platform. The company currently supports a handful of third-party services on its X1-- such as games from EA-- but the company said that adding HTML5 support to X1 will allow it to "support a wider range of third-party apps."

DirecTV tops J.D. Power pay-TV customer satisfaction ranker; TWC once again dead last

DirecTV ranked No. 1 among pay-TV service providers in J.D. Power's annual survey of consumers on TV, Internet and phone service providers.

With more than 500,000 Xfinity Home customers, Comcast's smart home biz 'ready to take off'

Comcast said it now counts more than half a million customers on its Xfinity Home smart home offering. The company, which counts more than 22 million total customers across the United States, introduced the smart home service in 2010 and recently has been working to expand the platform to support a wider range of third-party products and services. Thus, said a top Comcast executive, Xfinity Home now has the potential to be a "comprehensive solution" in the smart home market.

Apple Watch will have Xfinity TV app at launch, Comcast says

Comcast says its Xfinity TV app will be available for the Apple Watch when the device launches at retail Friday, April 24.