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Sprint to Spring Into NYC Subways Soon
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  22 comments
Transit Wireless says it is in "about 50" subway stations in NYC and expects to be in 77 by year-end as Sprint gets ready for the underground.
Analyst: Transformation Must Be Top-Down
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  15 comments
A veteran consultant and former CloudNFV chief architect is working on new open architecture for the orchestration and management of next-gen networks.
Arista Faces Legal Challenge as It Files for $200M IPO
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  4 comments
Cloud switch vendor files its IPO papers with the SEC, but it faces a potential legal challenge from one of its founders.
Multiscreen Viewers Want Better Views
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  12 comments
Despite a decline in video buffering rates, multiscreen viewers expect much greater improvements in video streaming quality than service providers are delivering so far.
Is Technology to Blame for Rigged Trading?
Rewired  | 
3/31/2014  |  15 comments
Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal – and is it fair?
Facebook Buys British Drone Specialist
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  16 comments
Small team developing solar-powered drones joins the Facebook team that's aiming to connect the world.
Huawei Pumps Up Its Profits to $3.5B
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  10 comments
Chinese vendor's annual report unveils sharp rise in net profits as annual revenues climb by 8.5%.
HP Beefs Up Its SDN Portfolio
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
New services and products are designed to help customers increase network agility and simplify management.
Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests 400G
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's globally warmed EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa arrives in Romania; Belgacom offloads Telindus; smokin' UC deal for OBS.
Broadcom Touts 'Cloud-Scale Networking'
News Analysis  | 
3/31/2014  |  3 comments
Broadcom claims its new XLP500 series chips have the power needed for network virtualization.
Leading Lights Awards Deadline Extended
Shades of Ray  | 
3/31/2014  |  Post a comment
The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.
Salinger Draws Comcast CCAP Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Comcast is adding DOCSIS 3.1 to its own CCAP product specs and looking at remote PHY next.
WOW Cozying Up to OTT With Good Reason
Rewired  | 
3/28/2014  |  8 comments
Consumers are already exploring their OTT options and one cable operator sees good business in helping them do that more easily.
CCA 2014: Competitive Carriers Remember the Alamo
Slide Shows  | 
3/28/2014  |  14 comments
This week's CCA Expo in San Antonio, Texas, brought carriers and service providers together for duopoly bashing, advocacy for regulatory changes, Tex-Mex, goofy hats, and the Alamo.
BlackBerry Q4 Sales Sink to Sub-$1B
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2014  |  14 comments
The downwards slide continues at the beleaguered smartphone maker, which reported a 64% year-on-year decline in quarterly revenues.
Eurobites: EU Drops Anti-Dumping Probe Into Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2014  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional snapshot: Moody's downgrades KPN; hints of Spotify IPO; EE 4G rolls on.
In a Cloud Services World, Data Center Location is NOT About Latency
Column  | 
3/28/2014  |  24 comments
There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.
Insights From Cable Next-Gen 2014
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2014  |  1 comment
Comcast's Cloud DVR, distributed networks, DOCSIS 3.1, optical transport… all featured at the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver.
Oracle's Visions of Industry
Slide Shows  | 
3/27/2014  |  5 comments
Join us in the real windy city for a visit to the Oracle show.
Comcast Cloud DVR Launches in Philly, Chicago Next
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  4 comments
Service started up earlier this week in Philadelphia and will hit the Windy City next week.
DOCSIS 3.1: What's Next?
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  8 comments
DOCSIS 3.1 development continues, but it's only one piece of the puzzle for next-generation cable networks.
Comcast Exec: Cable Industry on Track for Simplified, Distributed Networks
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  4 comments
Cable companies can make their all-IP networks more distributed, simpler, and better able to scale in support of apps.
The M&A Way to Achieve 400G Goals
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  2 comments
At OFC, two companies stood out for having acquired their way to the top of the 400G components table.
Rural Carriers: SoftBank Will Fund Your LTE
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  11 comments
Rural carriers can use Sprint's LTE network, and Sprint will fund deployments if the carriers can't afford to do it on their own, Sprint's new boss says.
Cable Has a PIC Opportunity, Reckons Infinera
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  5 comments
At the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver, Infinera execs push a PIC-based future for cable transport infrastructure.
Yahoo Searches for Rural Wireless Allies
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  7 comments
At the CCA Global Expo, Yahoo courts the rural wireless operators, while Sprint's chairman, and everyone else, make verbal punchbags of AT&T and Verizon.
Son: Dish Could Be Sprint's Great Ally
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  10 comments
SoftBank's head honcho is continuing his pro-merger campaign, but he's also open to partners for Sprint, including the CCA's 100 rural members and former foe Dish Network.
Alcatel-Lucent Soars on $1B China Deal
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  1 comment
Major equipment deal with China Mobile gives AlcaLu's stock a boost.
Eurobites: NFV Italian Job for Metaswitch
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Richard gets four more years; BT uses Genband's knowhow; Telenor in antitrust trouble.
Yahoo Japan Strikes $3.2B Deal for eAccess
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  2 comments
Yahoo Japan is buying its sister company as it extends its reach into the communications services market.
How Dirty Is Your Data?
Rewired  | 
3/27/2014  |  22 comments
The telecom industry's merger fever has created a morass of old, outdated and mismatching data records for some operators, which could hamper plans for growth.
C Spire Engineer: Major Concerns About VoLTE
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  2 comments
Regional operator taking a wait-and-see approach to VoLTE, but plans to overlay most, if not all, of its cell sites with LTE by the end of 2015.
Cyan Hires Video Game Developers for POW! BANG! ZOOM!
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  10 comments
Cyan finds game devs make network management tools more visually intuitive, albeit not as much fun as blowing the heads off zombies.
Dell Builds Its Service Provider NFV Case
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2014  |  1 comment
Dell unveils a new data center switch and fabric controller that position it to support both SDN and NFV.
Sprint Joins Forces With Rural America on LTE
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  1 comment
A new program with the CCA and NetAmerica Alliance will give Sprint a nationwide LTE footprint and rural providers a ready-made way to LTE with supported handsets.
The Rise of Virtual EPC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/26/2014  |  2 comments
The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) has emerged as one of the leading candidates for network functions virtualization (NFV).
Cox Eyes Addressable Ad Trials
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  5 comments
Cox Media is ready to begin trials with Invidi to deliver addressable ads into live linear television.
Boingo Expands Hotspot 2.0 Trial to 23 Airports
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  10 comments
But wireless operators are taking a more cautious approach to the authentication technology.
Enter the Leading Lights Awards… NOW!
Shades of Ray  | 
3/26/2014  |  3 comments
Time is running out to be a part of this year's Leading Lights, the annual awards program run by Light Reading.
Scratch Wireless Eyes International Expansion
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  2 comments
Sprint MVNO wants to takes its infrastructure-free, WiFi-first model to other countries.
Sales Slump Takes Shine Off ZTE's Profits
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  1 comment
After a loss in 2012, ZTE was back in the black last year thanks to tax rebates, but its sales dipped significantly.
'Foreign' Tech Key to Cable Next-Gen Strategies
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  1 comment
Light Reading Live event in Denver digs into shift to all-IP and virtualization by cable industry, as well as new video strategies.
Eurobites: Orange Reviews Spanish Strategy
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet and OpenCloud enjoy a conscious coupling; Redknee's on the Swedish railways; Telenor sells Conax.
NBN Digs a Hole for Itself
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  9 comments
Australia's national broadband network project is in disarray.
Telefónica Looks to SDN for Network Flexibility
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2014  |  2 comments
Telefónica is looking to implement mature SDN solutions in 2015 at the earliest.
Cisco's Cloud Bet: What's in It for SPs?
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  13 comments
Cisco wants to partner with service providers to bring cloud services to market.
Sprint's Hesse: HD Voice Goes Nationwide in July
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  12 comments
Sprint CEO Hesse says HD Voice is still the 'killer app' as he explains the operator's 4G future in Boston.
A Peek Inside CenturyLink's Cloud Expansion
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  1 comment
As the carrier announces three new data centers and a major expansion of five others, what's the underlying strategy?
Comcast-TWC: Merger of Equals in Poor Service?
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  12 comments
Consumers Union thinks the latest customer satisfaction ratings for Comcast and Time Warner Cable should give regulators great pause when considering the proposed merger of the two MSOs.
Sprint Loses Its Small Cell Guru
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2014  |  18 comments
Iyad Tarazi is leaving the company amidst more SoftBank shake-up.
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