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AT&T's All-IP Tests Won't Answer Key Questions
Rewired  | 
2/28/2014  |  14 comments
Dropping circuit-switched voice in a rural Alabama area and a Florida suburb doesn't address competitive interconnection issues
SeaChange Battles Against the Tide
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2014  |  6 comments
Waves of delayed orders and acceptances washed over video vendor's expected revenues for Q4, causing it to fall far short of its earlier financial guidance for quarter.
Open Networking Summit: Bar Mitzvah for SDNs
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2014  |  6 comments
The ONS marks a big step in SDN's coming of age.
Finding the Value in Transportation Telematics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/28/2014  |  6 comments
Transportation and telecommunications are growing closer together.
Euronews: UK Spooks Tapped Into Yahoo Webcam Chats
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2014  |  12 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MWC14 breaks records; Belgacom slips in 2013; Deutsche Telekom plans job cuts in Greece.
WebRTC & the Rise of the WebCo
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/28/2014  |  19 comments
WebRTC is a big opportunity for telcos, but it's a technology that could shape up without them. Heard this story before?
Defending the Mobile Core
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2014  |  5 comments
Arbor extends its network security reach into the packet core.
The Telecom Firm That Lives Dangerously
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2014  |  11 comments
Need mobile towers in life-threatening markets? There's a company for that...
Ticket Price Shock for New Dodgers Network
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  4 comments
The new Los Angeles Dodgers sports network, SportsNet LA, is asking for monthly fees between $4.50 and $5 per sub from pay-TV providers. Many are resisting.
Hotspot 2.0 Makes Slow & Steady Progress
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  24 comments
It's not a sea change, but operator support for Hotspot 2.0 is starting to ramp up.
TiVo Racks Up More Big Gains
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  15 comments
The DVR pioneer sets another record by posting 313,000 new cable subscribers for the fourth quarter. Sales topped $100 million for the quarter and $400 million for the year for the first time.
Dell Has Big NFV Plans
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  8 comments
Computer and software maker planning a corporate-wide effort to engage in what it sees as a major transformation for telecom.
SK Telecom Gives Dialing a Makeover
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/27/2014  |  10 comments
It was the first with VoLTE and now the first to make how its customers call prettier and potentially more lucrative.
The New Resonant Relationship Between NEPs & Their Customers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/27/2014  |  2 comments
Operators and network equipment providers are facing uncertainty together, pooling their understanding of what the future might look like. For network equipment providers, this uncertain future has meant becoming even more responsive to the needs of their operator customers, and responding to the network functions virtualization (NFV) challenge.
Euronews: Telefónica Plans Capex Rise
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Testing times at Spirent; NSN provides vendor funding in Saudi; EE's on its way to Wembley.
Telefónica Latches on to Mobile Security
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  3 comments
Can Latch keep consumers safe in the digital world? Chema Alonso, CEO of Telefónica Digital subsidiary Eleven Paths, thinks it can.
MWC14: Day 3 – 5G & Retro Wheels
Slide Shows  | 
2/27/2014  |  14 comments
The future and the past met head-on at MWC this time, with some firms pitching next-gen tech while sporting retro vehicles – check it out!
ClariPhy Tackles the 400G Challenge
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2014  |  5 comments
With OFC looming, chip maker says its LightSpeed-II SoCs double 100G component data rate at half the cost per bit.
MWC14: Small, Virtual & Secure
Shades of Ray  | 
2/27/2014  |  6 comments
Our reports from MWC14 show small cells and virtualization have been the key networking trends.
Cablevision Bounces Back
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  13 comments
After suffering across-the-board customer losses in the third quarter, Cablevision posts broadband subscriber gains and lower-than-expected video subscriber losses for the fourth.
Cisco Watchers Blinded by SDN
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  18 comments
Cisco can prosper even if every datacenter stops buying its switches.
NFV Group Preps Its Afterlife
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  7 comments
The ETSI industry specification group for NFV gave itself two years to achieve its goals but now it's looking at how it can extend its life beyond 2014.
CenturyLink Cloud Goes Hyper
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  4 comments
New Hyperscale offering and expanded footprint is first look at what the combined cloud operation will be able to deliver.
Comcast-Netflix: It's Really All About TWC
Breznick Unbound  | 
2/26/2014  |  9 comments
Two Wall Street analysts contend that Comcast struck a sweetheart peering deal with Netflix now to clear the way for regulatory approval of its proposed $45.2 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable.
AT&T: Hotspot 2.0 Integral to Multimode Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  10 comments
AT&T says it's counting on next-generation hotspot technology to support new WiFi services and enhance its multimode small cell plans.
Korean Telecom Launches Cloud DVR
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  1 comment
Alticast's Media Cloud Platform is powering the cloud DVR service for the telco's satellite TV service, covering a footprint of more than 4 million subscribers in South Korea.
Cisco CEO: It's Early Days for Virtualization
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  17 comments
But SDN and NFV will be important for Cisco as part of an architecture, says the big boss.
Euronews: Ericsson Lands 'Project Spring' Deal
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria disappoints; Czech developments; SFR puts brakes on Viviendi.
MWC14: Day 2 – Space Cats & Carrier Bonding
Slide Shows  | 
2/26/2014  |  7 comments
Space cats, small cells, and LTE-Advanced – the very essence of Barcelona. Probably.
TiVo Embraces Low-End DTAs
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  7 comments
TiVo, which has focused on high-end digital set-tops up till now, reaches down to put its user interface on low-end digital transport adapters.
Deutsche Telekom Works Toward One Network
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  10 comments
Forget mobile, the German operator wants one converged network and is working on moving its European footprint to all-IP before the end of 2014.
Ready or Not, Here Comes 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
2/25/2014  |  13 comments
It may be years away from commercial deployment, but 5G is already showing up in long-term R&D plans.
The Dangerous Reaction to Netflix-Comcast
Rewired  | 
2/25/2014  |  27 comments
Media response to this deal has been a little too hysterical, given the deal's true nature – but does that reveal a bigger problem?
Libon Liberates Orange From RCS
Que Sera Sarah  | 
2/25/2014  |  3 comments
Orange is smart not to place all its bets on RCS, but build a service that will work for all users, regardless of the network or OTT app being used.
TDD Camp Targets WiMax, FDD Operators
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  Post a comment
WiMax has lost the race against LTE, but it’s still part of the 4G wars.
NGMN Kickstarts 5G Initiative
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  7 comments
And before you ask... they're trying to figure out what 5G is, too.
Euronews: Vodafone Tests LTE Broadcast
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Etisalat plan future together; Slim's Austrian alliance; antitrust warning.
MWC14: Day 1 – Bustlin' Barcelona
Slide Shows  | 
2/25/2014  |  14 comments
We came, we saw, we stood in line...
MWC14: Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/25/2014  |  5 comments
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks about indoor coverage, the telco cloud, the Ciena relationship, and the World Cup in an interview at Mobile World Congress 2014.
WiFi: Small Cells' Trojan Horse?
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  8 comments
Ruckus Wireless CEO says equipping cities with WiFi is one of the quickest ways to get rights to deploy small cells on their infrastructure.
Operators See Eye-to-Eye on SIM-Based Security
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2014  |  3 comments
A number of major mobile operators have joined forces on a new mobile identity service designed to improve end-user security.
Rovi Snaps Up Veveo
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  5 comments
Rovi plunks down up to $70 million for the voice-based TV search and recommendation specialist.
ADC Vendor A10 Networks Plans IPO
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  2 comments
A10 Networks caps a busy year in application delivery controllers by filing for its IPO.
VoLTE: So Close You Can Hear It
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  7 comments
The GSMA expects 20 VoLTE launches this year as the operators work through their last niggling issues with the 4G voice technology.
TM Forum Tries ZOOMing to NFV
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  2 comments
The forum announces a more radical approach to reshaping the back-office systems to support virtualization.
AT&T's Cloud Future Takes Shape
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  5 comments
Operator has tapped Ericsson, Tail-f, and Metaswitch for development, startup Affirmed Networks for a vEPC with more vendors to come in 2014.
Comcast-Netflix Peering Deal: A Game-Changer?
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  15 comments
Now that Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to the MSO's broadband subscribers, how long before Verizon, AT&T, and otherss demand similar deals?
CenturyLink Drives a Nail Into Osmine’s Coffin
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  5 comments
Ericsson signs up a major customer for its new service provider IT (SPIT) offering, freeing CenturyLink from some of its OSS servitude.
Euronews: NSN Lands £250M Antenna Deal With EE
News Analysis  | 
2/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anti-capitalist protest hits MWC attendees; Telefónica goes loco on NFV; Deutsche Telekom launches encryption app.
MWC14: The Arrival
Slide Shows  | 
2/24/2014  |  20 comments
Light Reading is at Mobile World Congress! Check out some of the shots from the totally unofficial opening Sunday.
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