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FastWeb: Another IPTV Flameout
Rewired  | 
5/31/2012  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM Italian company pioneered IPTV in 2001 but is pulling the plug this year as subscribership wanes
Cricket's iPhone Leap of Faith
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/31/2012  |  6 comments
Carrier commits to $900M over three years to get the first pre-paid iPhone 4S for its regional customer base
Alcatel-Lucent's Hot Streak
AsiaBlog  | 
5/31/2012  |  2 comments
1:10 PM Alcatel-Lucent is on fire (not literally) in Asia/Pacific, but it wants the operators to spend a LOT more
Breakthrough in India
AsiaBlog  | 
5/31/2012  |  Post a comment
11:35 AM A new telecom policy has been approved at last, paving the way for renewed growth and investment
What's the Holdup With Cisco & SDN?
Craig's A-List  | 
5/31/2012  |  4 comments
11:15 AM Cisco does take software-defined networking seriously, and that's supposedly why it's waiting two more weeks to explain its plans
Aereo Fights for Its Life
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/31/2012  |  3 comments
Also: TiVo posts loss but adds subs; In Demand hops on Comcast's CDN; Comcast's cloud-based voice platform rolls into Michigan
Carriers Must Think Small to Make Mobile Customers Happy
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/31/2012  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading’s Berge Ayvazian on how small cells can get smart about connections and help carriers improve data speed and coverage in traffic-heavy networks
Euronews: Slim Makes His Move on KPN
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2012  |  1 comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Formal offer made for quarter of Dutch incumbent; Telefónica preps IPOs; ETNO wants public funds for rollouts
Telefónica Plans Regional IPOs
News Analysis  | 
5/31/2012  |  Post a comment
Debt-laden Spanish giant to raise funds through IPOs in Europe and Latin America
The Two Faces of OTT
Wireless Bits  | 
5/31/2012  |  Post a comment
4:00 AM Like them and/or loathe them, OTT services stir up mixed emotions for mobile operators
Ex-HP CTO Named CableLabs CEO
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  1 comment
Phil McKinney has come out of HP 'retirement' to head up the cable industry's Louisville, Colo.-based R&D house
Verizon Tees Up 300-Meg FiOS Tier
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  7 comments
Verizon to retain its broadband bragging rights over cable and Docsis 3.0 as it prepares to crank up FiOS speeds in June
IT Services Firm to Buy Connectiva
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  Post a comment
IT services firm Mara Ison Technologies is set to acquire revenue assurance and analytics specialist Connectiva
The Software Side of Customer Service
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/30/2012  |  10 comments
12:40 PM Everything Everywhere is pumping £50M into schooling its customer service reps on mobile operating systems
Verizon Builds an MPLS Metro With AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  6 comments
Alcatel-Lucent's XRS core router is being put to metro uses by Verizon, which really just wants raise its MPLS quotient
Where Will Comcast's X1 Land Next?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  Post a comment
Atlanta, Denver and Philadelphia are among the markets that could get Comcast's next-gen video product before the end of 2012
Vodafone Leads Open Global App-Store Push
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  10 comments
Vodafone, AT&T, DT, Telefónica and Verizon team on API-based effort to enable open apps market, with no industry/standards bodies involved
RCN's Strange Bedfellows
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  2 comments
Also: Apple still likes its TV box; BendBroadband wraps LTE upgrade; Comcaster to help monitor net neutrality; Amazon streams to the Xbox
Docomo Locks Down 4G With AlcaLu
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent muscles in on Stoke's turf as it wins a deal to supply LTE security gateways to the Japanese mobile carrier
Analyst: Nokia Lumia 'Not a Company Saver'
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  23 comments
MKM Partners downgrades Nokia to $2 after finding that the Windows phones have already been supplanted by the latest Androids
EC Nixes Pure Net Neutrality
EuroBlog  | 
5/30/2012  |  5 comments
8:30 AM Transparency and choice is the best way to deal with online service restrictions, reckons the EC's digital watchdog Neelie Kroes
Euronews: AlcaLu CEO Warns of 'Digital Desert'
News Analysis  | 
5/30/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Ben Verwaayen urges network investment; EC proposes Net Neutrality action; S&P piles yet more pressure on Nokia
Tekelec Back in M&A Mode
Rumors  | 
5/30/2012  |  1 comment
RIM to Sell the BlackBerry Farm?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/29/2012  |  13 comments
The company warns of a Q1 operating loss and hires bankers to explore its options, which suggests a sale might be on the table
Apple Seeks 4G Talent
Jonestown  | 
5/29/2012  |  4 comments
4:45 PM Apple's looking for applicants to help it evolve 4G across the globe, as analysts continue to speculate on the arrival of the iPhone 5
Sprint's iDEN Will Be iDONE in June 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/29/2012  |  3 comments
Sprint says it's done selling iDEN phones and will turn off the push-to-talk network as soon as June 30 of next year
Back to the Future on Unbundling
Rewired  | 
5/29/2012  |  3 comments
11:50 AM TM Forum's Willetts sees US and Western Europe failing at broadband because regulators and financial analysts are stuck in old patterns
Samsung Unveils iTunes Rival
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/29/2012  |  1 comment
The Samsung Galaxy S III comes equipped with Music Hub, Samsung's new music repository
AlcaLu's APAC Action
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2012  |  Post a comment
Major FTTH deal in China plus noteworthy IP, SPIT and video monitoring engagements in Japan, Australia and New Zealand
Rogers Hires ActiveVideo CTO to Lead IPTV Shift
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/29/2012  |  3 comments
Former Time Warner Cable and ActiveVideo exec John Callahan will lead Rogers Communications' next-gen video initiative plans
Androids Join Comcast's Streaming Party
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/29/2012  |  3 comments
Also: Cox updates its iPad app; Dish's defends its ad-zapper; Comcast expands Xfinity Home; Ultra-HD takes a step forward
Samsung Galaxy S III Hits EMEA
EuroBlog  | 
5/29/2012  |  Post a comment
5:45 AM The smartphone hailed as the big rival to the iPhone arrives in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Euronews: Investors Fight Over Technicolor
News Analysis  | 
5/29/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Vultures circle over video technology firm; Huawei rejects subsidy allegations; Samsung Galaxy S III reaches EMEA
Meet the New CTO – It's the CIO
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2012  |  3 comments
As the technology power shift accelerates within service providers, Vodafone is hiring country CIOs that will become the operator's CTOs of the future
LTE World 2012: Hola, Barcelona
Slide Shows  | 
5/28/2012  |  7 comments
Check out Light Reading Mobile's photos from the LTE World Summit 2012
Report: RIM to Cut 2,000 More Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/28/2012  |  Post a comment
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion will announce further job cuts and a new restructuring effort later this week, according to reports
Euronews: EC Sharpens Knives Over Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis  | 
5/28/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Commission plans case over 'illegal state subsidies'; France Telecom gets Mobinil; set-top plant could close
Cisco Hits the Brakes on Cius
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/25/2012  |  7 comments
Maybe it's time to admit that the world already has a zillion tablets
Bharti Buys Into Qualcomm's 4G Unit
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2012  |  Post a comment
India's lead operator has acquired more LTE coverage through an investment in Qualcomm's spectrum holdings
The Cable Show 2012: Seven Big Takeaways
The Bauminator  | 
5/25/2012  |  5 comments
The meaning of Comcast's X1, the industry's Wi-Fi ambitions, and an emerging cable tech battle are among the items on my list
The Cable Show 2012: Dan's Tour
Slide Shows  | 
5/25/2012  |  2 comments
11:45 AM Take a walk on the (mostly) wireless side through The Cable Show in foggy, rainy Boston
Management World 2012:
The Customer Experience Catalyst

The Philter  | 
5/25/2012  |  2 comments
11:10 AM Ventraq and others devise a way to measure how operators are meeting customer needs. But could such a straightforward system ever catch on?
Dish, Broadcasters Go to War Over Ad-Zapper
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/25/2012  |  1 comment
VoIP Call Centers & a BYOD World
Research Rewind  | 
5/25/2012  |  Post a comment
This week: South Africa’s telecom outlook; VoIP call centers and a BYOD world; your daily telecom news fix
Pain in Spain Rains on LTE Fest
Wireless Bits  | 
5/25/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM It wasn't all doom and gloom at LTE World Summit in Barcelona, but the dire Spanish economy cast its shadow, most notably at the airport
Pacnet Calls Time on Its CEO
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Loss-making pan-Asian network operator dumps its long-time CEO Bill Barney.
Euronews: Tide Turns Against Handset Subsidies
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Will European telcos just say no to handset subsidies? And it's a bad week for Telefónica on the ratings front...
Best In Show Awards
EuroBlog  | 
5/25/2012  |  6 comments
6:30 AM We hand out our unofficial awards at Management World 2012, including Best Cheese, Best Orange Meeting Room and Best Use of Nano-Witchcraft
AlcaLu Claims 400G Is Hot
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2012  |  6 comments
Even Alcatel-Lucent is surprised at the eagerness around 400G, with some carriers wanting bragging rights for the optical technology
The Cable Show 2012: Photos From Boston
Slide Shows  | 
5/24/2012  |  Post a comment
Missed this year's big to-do in Beantown, or want to relive part of it? We've got you covered
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