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Comcast Ready to Mine for VoD Gold
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  3 comments
Video exec says dynamic ad-splicing systems are ready to pay the freight on Comcast's 400M monthly VoD streams
Should Cisco Buy NSN?
Craig's A-List  | 
2/29/2012  |  7 comments
5:55 PM The optical division, not all of NSN. But even that might be a stretch
MWC 2012: Orange's Yves Bellego
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Orange Director of Technical Strategy Yves Bellego discusses the proper placement of small cells (in location and importance) as the operator builds out its LTE networks
MWC 2012: More Pictures!
Slide Shows  | 
2/29/2012  |  3 comments
Cubes, bees, balls and young women with blue hair ... they're why we carry a camera at Mobile World Congress!
Q&A: Comcast's Cathy Avgiris
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  3 comments
Comcast's EVP and GM of data and communications services discusses the MSO's deal with Verizon Wireless, and what's on deck with Skype and Wi-Fi
MWC 2012: CEM Pays Off
EuroBlog  | 
2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
3:00 PM At least one wireless operator says customer experience management is helping bring in more revenues
MWC 2012: There's Not a Riot Goin' On
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  5 comments
Riot police are flanking student protesters as the front gates to Mobile World Congress are shut down in Barcelona UPDATED 5:45PM
Will Google & Facebook Trade Cash for QoS?
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  2 comments
Operator CEO says there have been initial approaches from Facebook and Google about sharing revenues in return for mobile QoS guarantees
MWC 2012: MTS Goes Solo for LTE
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Dr. Michael Hecker, VP of strategy and corporate development at Russian operator MTS, talks about the carrier's ongoing growth and why it has opted out of LTE network sharing
Telefónica: No Need Now for LTE Speed
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  2 comments
With speedy 3G networks, the Spanish giant is in no rush to deploy LTE
Telefonica Sees the Light(Radio)
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2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Telefonica shows off just how fast LTE can be with a little help from AlcaLu's lightRadio metrocells deployed here in the Fira conference grounds
TeliaSonera Chokes Free VoIP Services
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  3 comments
TeliaSonera takes a stand against over-the-top services and says users will have to pay for VoIP
Do Big Subsidies Have Big Staying Power?
Jonestown  | 
2/29/2012  |  4 comments
10:00 AM Cheap Androids are cleaning iPhone's clock when subsidies are removed, but are big subsidies sustainable, even in the US?
T-Mobile Turns FauxG Into 4G
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/29/2012  |  2 comments
10:00 AM T-Mobile's marketing challenge may be as great as its technical one as it seeks to convince consumers to move from '4G' HSPA+ to 4G LTE
Knology Surges on M&A Speculation
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  3 comments
Also: Ziggo goes for IPO; Comcast still says no to usage-based broadband; fewer than 1M Google TV devices activated
Photos: MWC Pops With Bursty Devices
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
9:00 AM M2M devices are everywhere in Barcelona as wireless operators try to connect to just about any device with a current
Euronews: Iliad Gets the All-Clear on Free Mobile
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Euronews celebrates Leap Day with – guess what? – a roundup of what's happening in EMEA telecom. (Who says we can't think outside the box?)
T-Mobile Execs Plan LTE-Powered Revival
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
T-Mobile's CTO and SVP of Products discuss how Magenta will rebuild its network and revamp its marketing as it plans for LTE by 2013
T-Mobile Revamps Marketing for LTE
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
If HSPA+ was 4G, then what's LTE? As it rebuilds from the AT&T merger fallout and works to deploy LTE, T-Mobile's stepping up its marketing messages
Ethernet Europe 2012 – Event Preview
Ethernet Executive Council  | 
2/29/2012  |  Post a comment
3:00 AM Ethernet Europe Chairman Stan Hubbard tells us what to expect
Eric Schmidt's Sunny World
Craig's A-List  | 
2/29/2012  |  6 comments
2:00 AM Sure, maybe it's true that connectivity can bring peace, love and harmony – but enough, already
Will Operators Embrace Akamai's Licensed CDN?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2012  |  1 comment
Akamai Technologies has launched 'Aura Network Solutions,' a set of licensed CDN products aimed at network operators
Deutsche Telekom Demands OSS Standards
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Fed up with the OSS mess, Deutsche Telekom and other operators want new standards, which DT intends to put into RFPs by 2015
Cablevision to Increase Capex in 2012
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  3 comments
Cablevision's capex will rise above last year's $814.8M as the MSO accelerates some projects it had teed up for 2013
LightSquared CEO Leaves
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  8 comments
Ahuja says aloha as LightSquared begins its search for a CEO who won't call the FCC names
Sprint's $2B Debt Play May Help Clearwire
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  3 comments
Sprint will sell $2B in notes for refinancing and network upgrades, but some cash may be earmarked to aid Clearwire
It's a Small World After All ...
Jonestown  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
11:30 AM At Mobile World Congress, small cells appear to have finally found their speedy, cloudy niche
The Telecom CMOs: Ericsson's Arun Bhikshesvaran
iBraue  | 
2/28/2012  |  3 comments
11:00 AM What is the vendor's big message in Barcelona? And what's it costing?
Y.1564 Testing to Enable Multi-CoS Ethernet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
To be sure their Ethernet links can handle Multi-CoS, service providers need a pre-deployment proofing mechanism such as ITU-T Y.1564
MWC 2012: Picture This!
Slide Shows  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
The sun is shining and the networks are shrinking – yes, it's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona!
The Last Days of Unlimited Broadband?
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2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Comcast-TiVo hook-up inches closer to launch; Google eyes easier fiber deployments; Moto invests in MediaMorph
MWC 2012: AlcaLu Turns Co-Creationist
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent announces a product co-development program with big operators, including Verizon and Orange, for its lightRadio small cells
ZTE Unleashes Mobile Device Frenzy
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
7:45 AM Mimicking HTC's early days, the Chinese handset maker plans a slew of new Android and Windows Phone devices that it hopes will dent the US market
Cisco: We're Doing Small Cells Too
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  5 comments
Cisco CEO Chambers pre-announces small-cell launch at Mobile World Congress, places tiny radios in a larger cloud context
Euronews: Vodafone Offers to Split the Bill
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's Barcelona bulletin: Vodafone looks to share cost of fiber rollout; Telefónica and Mozilla hatch plans; Ericsson's OpenStacked
Samsung Puts Ericsson & NSN on Notice
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Infrastructure vendor claims it has eight LTE contracts and 30 pilots in tow and is poised to become the third-largest player in the category
Aylus Wants Operators to Get (Video-) Chatty
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
The vendor takes its shot at letting consumers chat across any network, with an eye toward eventual operator-owned services and VoLTE
Ericsson CEO Talks Up LTE Lead
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
CEO Hans Vestberg talks about being 'No. 1' in LTE and says the pairing with Telcordia makes Ericsson an interesting market mover
Mobile World Congress Day 1
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2/28/2012  |  Post a comment
MWC 2012: Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/27/2012  |  Post a comment
Ericsson CEO talks about mobile networks and OSS/BSS market share, LTE success, small cells and his company's new partnership with money transfer giant Western Union
MWC 2012: Mobile Money Buddies
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2/27/2012  |  Post a comment
Diane Scott, chief marketing officer at Western Union and president at Western Union Ventures, talks about her company's new mobile money relationship with Ericsson
Usage-Based Broadband Returns to TW Cable
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/27/2012  |  4 comments
An optional, by-the-gigabyte 'Essentials' service puts a friendlier spin on the idea that got TW Cable lambasted three years ago
Charter Keeps RS-DVR on Sidelines
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/27/2012  |  1 comment
TiVo integration takes higher priority in the MSO's near-term video game plan
Dell Declares an Enterprise Architecture
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2012  |  2 comments
Going up against Cisco (and, yeah, HP and IBM), Dell knits together its acquisitions, including Force10, for one big honkin' enterprise play
lightRadio: Stealing, Security & Lockdown
LR Mobile Rumors  | 
2/27/2012  |  2 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's lightRadio is 'the iPhone of mobile infrastructure' and it's protected accordingly here in Barcelona
Ericsson Unveils Mobile Money Mate
News Analysis  | 
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Western Union is Ericsson's new partner as the vendor ramps up its mobile money strategy, but its cloud plans remain unconvincing
Dan's Guide to the Home of the Future
Jonestown  | 
2/27/2012  |  5 comments
2:10 PM With all these connected devices and data plans, how the hell will we actually pay for the wireless home of the future anyway?
Sprint Board Nixed MetroPCS Deal
LR Mobile Rumors  | 
2/27/2012  |  Post a comment
A deal may still be inevitable, but Sprint management may be out of step with its board of directors, analysts speculate
Entropic Sweetens Pot to Win Trident
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/27/2012  |  2 comments
Also: Adobe puts more hooks into TV Everywhere, Google gets out of Clearwire while cable stays in, Netflix gives RIM the cold shoulder
MWC 2012: Everything's Shrinking…
EuroBlog  | 
2/27/2012  |  Post a comment
Except the crowds!
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