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The Case for EPON-Over-Coax & CCAP Coexistence
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/26/2012  |  16 comments
Cable engineers make the case that the two next-gen access projects will work together
Australia's (Safe) Bet Against Huawei
The Philter  | 
3/26/2012  |  42 comments
1:15 PM What does leaving Huawei out of the national broadband network project say about Huawei's big telco customers around the world? Why do those companies trust the vendor?
NetCracker Plays End-to-End Game
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2012  |  3 comments
Proposed acquisition of Convergys assets gives NetCracker a full deck, says Heavy Reading analyst
TiVo Sues Motorola & Time Warner Cable
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/26/2012  |  2 comments
TiVo counterclaim against Motorola drags one of its high-profile set-top box customers into the fray
AT&T's Nokia Lumia Drops LTE to $100
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/26/2012  |  7 comments
The carrier confirms to CNET that it'll sell Nokia's first flagship LTE phone, the Windows 7-based Lumia 900, for $99.99 on contract
Comcast Won't Cap Xbox 360 Streaming
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/26/2012  |  3 comments
Also: Comcast to evaluate live TV on Xbox; TiVo slashes pricing; Buckeye revs up 110-Meg D3 tier; Hillcrest goes mobile
Honorable Mentions: March 26
Matt's Mentions  | 
3/26/2012  |  Post a comment
9:20 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions
SPIT Is It
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/26/2012  |  Post a comment
For operators looking to develop, deliver and monetize new services; run their companies more efficiently; and provide an overall better experience for their customers, Service Provider IT, or SPIT, is just as important as the network
Small Change for Windows Phone Apps
Wireless Bits  | 
3/26/2012  |  2 comments
8:05 AM Microsoft and Nokia attempt to entice developers with investments – but is €18M enough?
Euronews: NSN to Keep 2,000 Jobs in Munich
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: NSN announces partial reprieve for Munich workforce; Nokia and Microsoft invest in mobile apps
Huawei Barred From NBN
AsiaBlog  | 
3/26/2012  |  10 comments
5:00 AM Chinese vendor not allowed to bid for role in Australia's national broadband network
Combating the Mobile Crime Wave
Jonestown  | 
3/23/2012  |  2 comments
5:35 PM Can developers, device providers and users do something more to prevent the rising tide of smartphone crime?
AT&T Won't Lay Off the FCC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/23/2012  |  10 comments
2:35 PM Ma Bell lectures the FCC on T-Mobile's layoffs, saying they would've been avoided if the merger was approved
OS Watch: RIM Loses at Home, Braces for Worse
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: AT&T is first with Ice Cream Sandwich; Light Reading explores mobile OS usage; Microsoft wants you to swap for Windows Phone, but it won't have Angry Birds
Where's the Smart TV Payoff?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Comcast's private CDN has TV Everywhere potential; Sling's latest pitch; Raycom Sports picks VoD partner
Euronews: Nokia Confirms Salo Job Cuts
News Analysis  | 
3/23/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Finnish handset factory downsized; BT reduces its pension deficit; Portugal fined for flouting EU telecom rules
ICT Policy in Africa Is Ready for Its Close-Up
Research Rewind  | 
3/23/2012  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM This week: ICT plans in Africa; MPLS VPNs in health care; delivering top telecom news and trends to your inbox
'Start Over' Pioneer to Join Rogers
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/22/2012  |  1 comment
John Callahan is leaving ActiveVideo Networks for the great white north, eh?
Countdown to 4G Roaming in the US?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/22/2012  |  Post a comment
The FCC may have opened the path that allows users to get much better 700MHz LTE coverage in the US
US Cellular Breaks Into US 4G Scene
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/22/2012  |  2 comments
But its LTE presence will be small, with just parts of six cities covered and supported by only one (expensive) tablet early on
Photos: Next-Gen Broadband Strategies 2012
Slide Shows  | 
3/22/2012  |  1 comment
Buckle up for some sights and scenes from Light Reading's event in Denver covering cable's broadband evolution and its emerging wireless strategies
Learning to Play Nice With NFC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
3/22/2012  |  2 comments
12:10 PM Google may be finding out that it can't get around the wireless operators for mobile payments, so it might as well work with them
No Cash Swap in Microsoft-TiVo Settlement
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Netlix preps HD iPad app; Ziggo shares pop in public debut; HBO exec jumps to Synacor; Comcast promotes three women to SVP posts
Euronews: NSN Job Cuts Halved in Finland
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: NSN now losing 'only' 624 jobs on its home turf; Ericsson ups stake in South Korean JV; Hungary in tax trouble
NEC to Buy Convergys Unit for $449M
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2012  |  Post a comment
NEC's SPIT subsidiary NetCracker grows even larger with deal to buy Convergys's BSS business for $449 million
Hey, Guys, Let's Build a CDN!
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  3 comments
People don't storm into the CDN market, because it takes a network. OnApp realized last year that it's got the network. Sort of
Verizon & Comcast Deny a TV Truce
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  2 comments
Execs try to convince a Senate hearing that competition would prevail if Verizon bought wireless spectrum from cable operators
How Will Apple Support LTE Voice Services?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  2 comments
Apple is looking for telephony software engineering talent, but its LTE voice strategy remains unclear
4G: Just a Marketing Term?
Jonestown  | 
3/21/2012  |  17 comments
4:20 PM Operators can't seem to live without 4G as a marketing hook but don't seem to know how to effectively sell faster data services
FCC Keeps Dish Spectrum Plan Alive
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  1 comment
The FCC is proposing a rule that would clear Dish to build out its own LTE network -- if Charlie Ergen can wait long enough
LTE's Uphill Climb
The Philter  | 
3/21/2012  |  24 comments
Most folks have no intent to buy an LTE-powered device this year. What might change their minds?
SeaChange Sells Off Its Broadcast Server Biz
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  1 comment
Also: Pay-TV providers collectively add subs in 2011; Comcast preps for Senate hearing; another exec exits Cablevision
UBS: Nearly Half of 3M iPads Sold Support 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  4 comments
The new iPad could already be a major LTE player for Verizon and AT&T, UBS suggests
Comcast Issues CCAP RFP
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  2 comments
Comcast begins equipment selection process as the MSO prepares to deploy CCAP on a small scale later this year
Comcast: Seamless Transition Key to IPv6
LRTV Soundbites  | 
3/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Broadcom Bags BroadLight for $195M
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  2 comments
Broadcom rounds out its PON portfolio after pulling the trigger on a rumored acquisition that could heat up a rivalry with Qualcomm
Euronews: FT Commits to LTE Rollout
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Stéphane Richard sucks up to Brussels; Apple digs in for nano-SIM fight; former BT CTO fears UK broadband freeze-out
Comcast Preps for CCAP Rollout
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Comcast's Jorge Salinger says the MSO has conducted an operational-readiness trial for the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and has issued an RFP in advance of a small-scale deployment later this year
Does Docsis Have a 5-Gig Future?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  2 comments
Docsis ain't dead but has a fruitful (and speedy) life ahead of it as cable migrates more services to IP, predicts a Cisco exec
TW Cable: IPv6 Ready to Rock
LRTV Interviews  | 
3/20/2012  |  Post a comment
TW Cable's Lee Howard explains the company's long road to debugging IPv6 and its decision to choose native dual-stack technology to manage the transition from IPv4
What We Mean When We Say '4G'
Jonestown  | 
3/20/2012  |  40 comments
5:00 PM Confused about what 4G really means? Check out our handy table of true 4G operators in the US
Cable Giants Get Aggressive on IPv6
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  10 comments
Comcast and Time Warner Cable are moving aggressively this year to get IPv6 out to broadband customers, using a native dual stack approach
MSOs Must Bust Out Bandwidth for IP Video Leap
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz says MSOs will need to free up 24 to 32 QAM channels to run a full IP-video simulcast
Why Apple's iPad Can't LTE Band Hop
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  1 comment
Teardown confirms the new iPad's Qualcomm Gobi chipset supports both AT&T and Verizon's flavors of LTE, but it lacks the radio frontend to make the move between them
MSOs Poised to Pass 100M Homes With Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Nearly 73% of all cable homes will be passed with Docsis 3.0 by the end of 2012, according to Heavy Reading's new forecast
China Holds Up Google-Moto Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Google's pending $12.5B acquisition of Motorola Mobility awaits approval from China's competition authority
Motorola Plugs a CDN Hole
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  1 comment
Also: Set-tops to take a power-saving nap; US cable dominates broadband in 2011; DirecTV eyes Ultra-HDTV; Mediacom slashes service windows
Euronews: France Grills Google
News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Search giant's privacy policy comes under scrutiny; NSN does LTE in Saudi Arabia; Israeli ad firm gets $15M
Mobile Operators Push for Wi-Fi Roaming
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/20/2012  |  7 comments
The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance get together to make Wi-Fi roaming easier for consumers (and carriers)
Intel Goes Deeper Inside Docsis 3.0
The Bauminator  | 
3/20/2012  |  Post a comment
12:05 AM Intel will bring the power of the Atom to the Puma 6, but what else can we expect from the next-gen D3 chipset?
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