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Cisco Plots CCAP Comeback
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Cisco rolls out line card upgrade for its flagship CMTS device as it gears up to introduce its new, long-awaited CCAP chassis early next year.

Dell Win Marks Open Networking Progress
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Dell Networking names a SaaS operator as its first open networking customer, and looks toward eventual carrier wins.

TIA Enlists Non-Telecom Leadership
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

The association's newly created position of CEO goes to a Washington insider/telecom outsider, while the direction of the group remains in question.

Eurobites: Swisscom Pushes LTE to 450 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE turns on its TV service; Oi CEO steps down; Amazon's tax arrangements come under EC scrutiny.

Cisco, Juniper Land on Cyan's Blue Planet
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Orchestration system can now enable end-to-end service deployment and management on the two most commonly deployed routers in telecom networks.

NYC: Inside the Internet of Bins
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Phone booths are not the only street furniture in NYC equipped with wireless radios these days.

Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray | 10/7/2014

A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.

Sony, Dish Hit OTT TV Pricing Wall
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Sony and Dish are confronting the same dilemma that every other pay-TV provider has faced: how to keep subscription fees down while still offering enough content to keep viewers happy.

Cox Goes Gaga Over Gigabit
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Cox will roll out 1-Gig service first in Phoenix later this month, followed by launches in Las Vegas and Omaha, as it seeks to parry similar rollouts by CenturyLink in those markets.

100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2014

Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.

Thread Protocol for IoT Proceeds to First Beta
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

The months-old Thread Group, supported by Google and many big vendors, opens membership and sees first tests of silicon.

Poll: Mobile Broadband Won't Catch Fixed
UBB Forum News | 10/7/2014

Light readers believe that fiber will always have an edge on wireless when it comes to broadband speeds.

Spirent Slammed by Slowdown
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Share price plummets and market weakness, especially in US and China, puts the brakes on test vendor's sales growth.

Eurobites: Altice Eyes Portugal Telecom Bid
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent profits warning hits share price; Nokia does live VoLTE for du; BSkyB's takeover plans please shareholders.

Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the company is planning a response with new models and offers.

Cloudmark Adds DNS Protection to Security Kit
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Messaging security vendor sees an opportunity to steal market share from Infloblox, Nominum and others as it tweaks its security platform for DNS.

AT&T Apologizes for Insider Data Breach
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

AT&T is warning customers that an employee illegally accessed personal data back in August, and is offering a year of free credit monitoring to those affected.

NYC Phone Sensor Network to Be Dismantled
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Ad company Titan has reportedly installed 500 Gimbal beacons, which can pinpoint the location of Android and iPhones, in midtown and downtown Manhattan.

Cisco Applies Analytics to IoT Video
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Edge-based analysis of events enhances security solutions without the need to transport video.

Capex Crunch Hits EZchip
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

The chip vendor feels the pain that its equipment vendor customers are feeling from carriers.

Wheeler: FCC Will Protect Competition in All-IP Era
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

FCC chair promises Comptel crowd that interconnection won't be a victim of the move to all-IP, but urges an industry solution first.

Stuck in the 80s
UBB Forum News | 10/6/2014

Norwegian operator Broadnet believes the broadband sector is hampered by regulation from the 1980s.

Gone in a Redbox Instant
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Confirming earlier rumors, the online movie rental service Redbox Instant by Verizon will shut down on October 7.

Global Capacity Adds Indatel, Granite to Growth Plan
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Wholesale Ethernet marketplace provider grows fiber footprint in mid-America and adds a major national customer.

Cache or Crash?
UBB Forum News | 10/6/2014

Telcos need to think more strategically about the types of technologies in which they invest, says a Telecom Italia executive.

Tower Cloud Jumps Into Business Services
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Backhaul specialist now offers Ethernet and wavelength services across southeastern US footprint.

Zoomdata Raises $17M to Beautify Big Data
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Big data analytics startup says it's good to be late to this market and plans to use its series B funding to expand its sales, marketing and engineering teams.

My Moment of Telecom Clarity
From the Founder | 10/6/2014

It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.

Russo Rises as HP Readies New Structure
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Former Alcatel-Lucent chief Pat Russo set for major role at HP's enterprise business.

Eurobites: Could WiFi Handoff Hamper BT's Mobile Plans?
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French startup has grand designs on IoT; Deutsche Telekom does CRM deal; domestic strife for Telefónica.

CenturyLink Merges Cloud & Network
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2014

CenturyLink exec James Feger explains how his company is trying to bring more cloud-like characteristics to its network operations.

Consumers Are Gig Ignorant – Study
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Most consumers don't know what a gig is and thus many have no interest in paying extra to get gigabit service.

Small Cablecos Reject High-Cost Content
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Instead of accepting mounting cost hikes from major content providers, more small broadband ISPs are reshaping their business models.

Sprint Starts Layoffs, Will Take $160M Charge
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

CEO Marcello Claure makes good on workforce reduction promises; Sprint will take a $160M hit in the fall quarter related to the cuts.

CU Urges DoJ to Halt Comcast-TWC Deal
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

In a fresh filing with the US Justice Department, Consumers Union is prodding regulators to halt Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
Column | 10/3/2014

A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.

Lower Revenue in Europe Alters Adtran's Q3
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Adtran cites weaker-than-expected European and enterprise sales, but points toward promising signs of growth in 2015.

Money Talks In OTT Discussions
UBB Forum News | 10/3/2014

Revenue sharing is chief barrier to operator-OTT partnerships, finds panel.

AWS Auction: Could It Bring Dish & T-Mobile Together?
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Sprint abstains, but Dish is in to bid on the FCC's November auction of repurposed federal airwaves.

Poll: Net Neutrality Rules Unlikely to Deter Investors
UBB Forum News | 10/3/2014

Fiber investments will go ahead no matter what happens with net neutrality regulations, according to the views of the Light Reading community.

Roku: Pay-TV Is Just Another App
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Video streaming device maker says viewers are seeing their streaming video as the main source of TV programming.

Telco Data Centers: Run for Your Life
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2014

With competitive pressures increasing, telcos need to build on the advantages of owning and running their own data centers.

Drones & Smartphones Power Hong Kong Protests
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

As drones zoom above the crowds, Hong Kong protestors have been making the most of their mobile broadband connections.

Eurobites: Iliad Wants Larger Stake in T-Mob
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Qatar buys state-owned broadband network; mobile data explodes in France; AlcaLu upgrades DE-CIX.

Windstream: Telcos Need Talent Plus Vision
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Jeff Gardner tells independent telcos to hire new talent whose view of the industry's future isn't shaded by its past.

VMware Hires Top Execs From Cisco, Big Switch
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Dominick Delfino, formerly of Cisco, and Big Switch's Guido Appenzeller will help VMware build its networking business.

Poll: Telcos Should Operate Data Centers
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

More than 1,400 votes were cast and the verdict is in – data centers should be part of a telco's owned and operated facilities.

Is Dumb Pipe the Smart Move?
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Small cable companies are looking at getting out of the pay-TV business altogether in favor of offering a dumb pipe for online video and other broadband services.

Windstream Plans New Pay-TV Service
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Big US telco aims to launch next-gen 'Kinetic' service, featuring multiscreen video and whole-home DVR, over its fiber network in Lincoln, Neb. early next year.

Back Office Is Vital for Broadband Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 10/2/2014

The future success of fixed broadband services depends as much on the service provider IT capabilities as new network hardware.

TalkTalk's Small Fiber Beginnings
UBB Forum News | 10/2/2014

Are we about to see the start of true fiber-based broadband access competition in the UK?

Verizon Nixes LTE Throttling After Backlash
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Verizon's plan to slow speeds for its heaviest LTE unlimited users was supposed to go into effect Wednesday, but the carrier is canceling it after pressure from the FCC.

Eurobites: ARM Targets the Internet of Things
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange does a deal with Netflix in France; Kroes tells it straight; Rovio cuts jobs; Sol Trujillo? Who's he?

Telecom Sector 'Its Own Worst Enemy' – Kroes
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Neelie Kroes ends her tenure as the European Commission's vice president for the Digital Agenda with a blistering attack on Europe's telecom operators and advises them on the future.

Synacor Slashes Staff, Disses Dissidents
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Multiscreen video specialist is laying off 20% of its workforce as it fends off demands from dissident shareholders for the resignation of its chairman and the sale of the company.

AT&T NetBond Getting Amazon Ties
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

By 2015, AT&T customers will be able to get an integrated solution that includes on-demand VPN access and Amazon's cloud.

Windstream BOBs for Fixed Wireless Broadband
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

The telco continues to expand its broadband offerings for businesses with the acquisition of fixed wireless provider Business Only Broadband.

GTT Acquires More Cloud Prowess
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

The global network operator scoops up US-focused UNSi for $40 million.

OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Shades of Ray | 10/1/2014

Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for network operators with SDN and NFV aspirations.

Comcast Cloud DVR Takes Flight
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Comcast is granting all X1 customers with cloud DVR services the ability to download or stream any recorded program for viewing on any mobile device inside or outside the home.

Nokia Joins Ericsson in Updating T-Mobile LTE
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Nokia Networks will be working alongside Ericsson to upgrade T-Mobile to LTE-Advanced, expand VoLTE and improve WiFi handoff.

TeliaSonera Snaps Up Cloud Minnow
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Adds to its enterprise and cloud operations with the acquisition of hosting and cloud services specialist iPeer.

Cisco Paints IoT Into the Big Data Picture
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Cisco updates its Data Virtualization middleware to include self-service portals and an SDK for startups to connect to the 150 data sources it can access.

Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Closes Enterprise Unit Sale
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Teléfonica finally closes E-Plus acquisition; Ericsson buys smart grids specialist; Tieto layoffs in Finland and beyond.

Can India Take Fiber to the Masses?
UBB Forum News | 10/1/2014

India has an ambitious plan to take high-speed fiber broadband to the country's extensive population, but progress is slow.

Pica8 Raises $12.5M, Strengthens Japan Ties
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Investment from VantagePoint, Cross Head and Pacific Venture Partners brings the total to more than $20 million.

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