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Policy Watch: TiVo, Cable Trade SDV Barbs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  4 comments
TiVo says its IP backchannel idea trumps the costs of tuning adapters, while Cisco claims the proposal underestimates the costs and complexities
Xelerated Finally Gets 100G
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  Post a comment
The network processors sampling today probably sound familiar
Telefónica's $8.8B Brazilian Deal Blocked
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  3 comments
Portuguese government intervenes, blocking Spanish giant's purchase of controlling stake in Brazilian operator Vivo
Softbank Kicks Off Free Femto Giveaway
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  2 comments
Softbank is one of the first operators to offer free femtocells, as it ramps up a national service in Japan
JDSU CEO Sees Wireless Test Boom
News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  Post a comment
Company transforms from optical components into major LTE test player, with acquisition of Agilent's NSD business
Samsung's US Galaxy Quest
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  Post a comment
New Galaxy launches could be a boost for Android and the company's profile stateside
Cox Reports Heavy Interactive TV Usage
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  Post a comment
MSO exec says usage of its interactive TV apps suite among eligible customers is outpacing video-on-demand
Hulu Unveils Subscription Service
Contentinople  | 
6/30/2010  |  Post a comment
10:20 AM CEO says the new service, Hulu Plus, won't lead to cord-cutting
Android Gains Apps Developer Love
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/30/2010  |  12 comments
Android is picking up steam in the mobile app developer community, thanks to the openness and capabilities of the operating system
TEF Heaps on the Pressure
EuroBlog  | 
6/30/2010  |  1 comment
6:55 AM Telefónica ups its Vivo offer ahead of vote
Cisco Debuts Android Tablet for the Enterprise
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  4 comments
Cisco has an iPad alternative for the salaryman (or woman) coming in Q1 2011
Hulu Opens Toll Road
The Bauminator  | 
6/29/2010  |  1 comment
5:15 PM Subscription-based 'Hulu Plus' could threaten Netflix, but it might also create an opportunity for cable
D3 Revs Up for Retail
The Bauminator  | 
6/29/2010  |  4 comments
2:30 PM Moto and Zoom get ready to battle it out as more Docsis 3.0 modems go on sale
Cisco Joins the Tablet Crowd
Craig's A-List  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
2:00 PM At least they didn't call it a 'pad'
Cisco Takes Energy Management to the Home
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
The networking giant unveils a home control device for smarter energy usage and tackles building automation
Cable Defends Its SDV Crutch
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  2 comments
NCTA claims tuning adapters – deployed to just 31,600 subs so far on cable systems that use switched digital video – are doing the job
India's Mobile Market Hits 617M
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
Indian mobile growth continues unabated with addition of 16.3M new subscribers in May
Larger SPs Still Browsing Ethernet Exchanges
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
AT&T and NTT are among those not yet committing to using an Ethernet exchange to extend the reach of their services
TeliaSonera Beefs Up 4G Dongles
Wireless Bits  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
12:45 PM The new ones support 2G and 3G, too
Porn Industry Won't Flash
Contentinople  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
9:55 AM And the rest of the Web will likely follow
LTE Spurs Indoor Wireless Coverage Biz
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  1 comment
Distributed antenna systems specialist Extenet sees opportunity for indoor wireless coverage as LTE is deployed
AlcaLu Buys Some API Smarts
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  1 comment
In a bid to further boost its 'applications enablement' strategy, Alcatel-Lucent buys an API repository used by tens of thousands of developers
Cox Trots Out Tru2way Guide
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  1 comment
Cox exec says tru2way-powered interface is already live with some subs today as MSO prepares to deploy it everywhere later this year
Mobile Apps for the Other 98%
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
7:10 AM We know what apps you data hogs are using, but what about the rest of us?
Mobile’s Top 5 Battery Killers
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
It's not just data caps that you have to worry about; here are five apps that will burn through your battery life
India's 3G Billing Challenge
News Analysis  | 
6/29/2010  |  Post a comment
Nine of India's mobile operators have secured 3G spectrum, but do they have the billing capabilities to make the most of their new capacity?
TV Everywhere Faces Standards Conundrum
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/28/2010  |  6 comments
Offering shows on multiple screens could expand programmer reach and revenues, but lack of standards could stymie near-term growth
Femto Watch: Vodafone Expands Footprint
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/28/2010  |  6 comments
Vodafone's femto activities span more markets than you might realize while Wisconsin gets another femto service
Telefónica Looks to Third Parties
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/28/2010  |  Post a comment
Telefónica drops hints about an ambitious initiative to involve third parties more fully in its business
3DTV Warning: Poor Quality Could Poison the Well
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/28/2010  |  Post a comment
Consumers could be turned off by 3DTV if programmers and setmakers rely too heavily on 2D-to-3D conversions in the tech's early days
Facebook Movie Trailer Released
Contentinople  | 
6/28/2010  |  Post a comment
10:15 AM The Social Network's first teaser trailer is now online
World Cup Update: US Out, Mobile TV Up
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/28/2010  |  2 comments
9:30 AM Will mobile TV’s surge last longer than the US’s soccer run?
Reliance, GTL Strike $10.8B Tower Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2010  |  Post a comment
GTL and Reliance Communications merge their wireless tower units in a deal that creates India's largest independent tower company
Telefónica's Vivo Battle Heats Up
EuroBlog  | 
6/28/2010  |  Post a comment
8:05 AM It's Spain vs. Portugal this week in telecom M&A
Samsung Gets Epic With WiMax Smarty for Sprint
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/28/2010  |  3 comments
Sprint pushes proto-4G time advantage with new handset, as Samsung preps for Android onslaught in the US
CommunicAsia 2010: I'll Drink to That!
Slide Shows  | 
6/28/2010  |  Post a comment
Our final set of pics from this year's CommunicAsia deals with the most important topics of the day: sports and beverages
Comcast Claims Interactive Ad Success
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/25/2010  |  1 comment
Comcast exec says an interactive ad trial in San Francisco led to more TV viewers in one program's key demographic
Waiting on RIM 6.0
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/25/2010  |  1 comment
2:10 PM Research In Motion is promising that its new OS will be a 'quantum leap' for the smartphone market
Photos From Light Reading's Mobile Backhaul Show
Slide Shows  | 
6/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Light Reading's tenth Backhaul Strategies conference in New York had some new faces, thanks to the addition of a core convergence focus
The Droid's Summer Price Push
Jonestown  | 
6/25/2010  |  2 comments
1:00 PM And initial reactions to the Droid X
Apple Outdoes Itself with iPhone 4
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/25/2010  |  10 comments
Initial analyst estimates say Apple sold 1.5M iPhone 4s on launch day, more than any other device in the history of iDevices
Hulu Readies Subscription Plan
Contentinople  | 
6/25/2010  |  Post a comment
9:50 AM Hulu Plus could be ready for a select few users next week
India's Source Code Bombshell
AsiaBlog  | 
6/25/2010  |  Post a comment
9:10 AM Who's going to hand over their source code to whom?
Video's 'Third Wave'
The Bauminator  | 
6/25/2010  |  Post a comment
8:45 AM Cisco exec: Cable's ready to hang-ten with IP video this time as it seeks out ways to deliver video to all screens
Vivendi Denies Reliance Talks
AsiaBlog  | 
6/25/2010  |  Post a comment
8:20 AM French giant denies M&A negotiations
Cloud Watch: Cisco Adds a Name
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Sun's former cloud minder finds a new home, as does a familiar face from the Ethernet world
Dan Jones Analyzes the Droid X
LRTV Soundbites  | 
6/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Easy on the M&A
AsiaBlog  | 
6/24/2010  |  Post a comment
9:00 PM India's M&A rules are set to be revised, according to sources
Canoe Boots Up Interactive Ad Campaign
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/24/2010  |  1 comment
Canoe CTO says cross-MSO advanced ad joint venture is offering interactive 'request for information' ads to millions of cable homes
Wall Street vs. LTE
The Philter  | 
6/24/2010  |  1 comment
2:30 PM Investors don't seem thrilled with LTE. Is it because no one sees a clear path from bigger bandwidth to higher profits?
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