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Netflix CEO Keeps Whining About Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2012

Also: Roku streams into Canada; DirecTV, Starz deal adds TV Everywhere; NBC gears up for Olympic streaming

Euronews: Nokia Fixes Lumia Bug
News Analysis | 4/16/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Data-connection problem tackled on flagship phone; Deutsche Telekom faces strike; KPN looks at Belgian mobile biz

Sprint: Still Unlimited on 4G LTE Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Hesse & Co. want to keep their unlimited edge on 4G as long as they can

Comcast Tests Network DVR in Boston
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Sources say Comcast is conducting a small nDVR pilot that closely emulates the system Cablevision deployed in Connecticut and New York

Sprint to Fully Support HD Voice in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

As Sprint's Network Vision unfolds, so will HD voice, with full support planned by the project's completion

Facebook Buys Again!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Everyone expected Facebook to buy more mobile apps, but this was quick

Entropic Readies Its Run at Broadcom
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2012

With the Trident deal sealed, Entropic will go after Broadcom with integrated MoCA and set-top box SoCs as MSOs ramp up their IP video plans

Photos: Inside Sprint's Network Vision
Slide Shows | 4/13/2012

Sprint execs open the doors to its Overland Park headquarters, giving a glimpse inside what makes its Network Vision tick

Where's Verizon's 4G Going Next?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio and other areas are set to get LTE this month as Verizon wades into smaller and smaller 4G markets

Comcast's MetroE Gets a Big Hit
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Also: Entropic seals the Trident deal; Boxee reveals its box user base; Comcast opens up the IPv6 gateway; HBO offers free streams

Citrix Blends OpenFlow & Cloud
News Analysis | 4/13/2012

They might taste great together, but the exact recipe is still up for debate

Sprint Sets Due Date for iDEN's LTE Rebirth
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Sprint plans to shut down, then repurpose, its iDEN network for LTE in 2014. But, by then, it will also be blazing a trail to LTE-Advanced

Euronews: Will Nokia Take the High-End Road?
News Analysis | 4/13/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Is Nokia now wasting its time in emerging countries? And can Europe control the 'Internet of Things'?

DPI Vendors Deliver on Policy Management
Research Rewind | 4/13/2012

This week: New telecom forecasts for Argentina and India; DPI vendors deliver on policy management

Startup Tackles OpenFlow Security
News Analysis | 4/12/2012

Some NetScreen veterans say they're covering up a real-world weakness of OpenFlow's, and they won't be the last

TW Cable, VZ Wireless Gang Up on AT&T
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/12/2012

The MSO and its wireless partner launch service bundles in five markets that are in U-verse territory

It's Gut Check Time
Rewired | 4/12/2012

12:25 PM If the FCC has declared war on small, less efficient telcos, are they ready to fight back?

Who Will Land the Apple Television?
The Bauminator | 4/12/2012

11:45 AM Analyst says Dish and DirecTV are 'prime candidates' to connect with Apple's new TV (if it really exists)

Comcast, Akamai Team on IPv6 Expansion
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/12/2012

Also: Charter boots up interactive ads; Moto beefs up its video transcoding menu; Cablevision unit pipes uncompressed HD via Ethernet

Euronews: Telefónica Pushes On With M2M
News Analysis | 4/12/2012

In today's EMEA news: Telefónica makes M2M move; France Telecom buys up 95% of Egyptian joint venture; TeliaSonera cuts Finnish jobs

Nokia's Nightmare Scenario
Wireless Bits | 4/12/2012

12:05 AM Profit warning reveals severity of threat to Nokia's emerging market strongholds

What the Nokia Lumia Really Costs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Even if the launch isn't as smooth as it might be, AT&T is initially stumping up over $100 for each 4G Lumia sold on a contract

Dear Sprint, Here's What We Want to Know...
Que Sera Sarah | 4/11/2012

5:40 PM Sprint's taking reporters to Overland Park, Kan., for a deep dive into its Network Vision, and we're looking for clarity on a few things

Lawsuit Causes Verizon to Change VoD System
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Cisco and Ericsson aid telco's FiOS VoD system redesign as Verizon appeals lawsuits brought on by ActiveVideo Networks

5 More Mobile Apps That Could Get Acquired
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

With Facebook splashing $1B on Instagram, we can see a number of other mobile social apps are prettying themselves up for a takeover

New Services Let Wired Networks Push Data, Video
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Metaswitch exec says a new kind of fixed-mobile convergence can help operators without a cellular network become more valuable to their customers

Will Service Providers Steal ADT's Customers?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2012

MSOs and telcos are getting into home security and monitoring, but report warns that they'll have trouble turning that into a material business

The Mobile Video Learning Curve
Que Sera Sarah | 4/11/2012

12:00 PM Some wireless operators may not yet embrace mobile video, but soon they'll have to track it and optimize it If they hope to one day monetize it

Mobile Video's Operator Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 4/11/2012

Wireless operators may start out trying to ignore mobile video, but soon they'll have to track it and optimize it with the hope of one day monetizing it

Nokia Dives on Lowered Device Outlook
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Nokia's share price dropped 18% on the Helsinki exchange as the phone maker lowered its Q1 outlook for its device business

Skitter Has 'Virtual' MSO Ambitions
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Also: Verizon sub sues over DSL speeds; Hargray nabs a Charter system; cable co-op makes changes; TiVo CEO gets a new deal

Will OTT Video Swamp Rural Broadband?
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

New Calix report shows that early video streaming usage is eating up two-thirds of rural bandwidth, raising alarms about what's coming next

Lumia Software Bug Dims Nokia's US Hopes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

'Memory management issue' prompts Nokia to offer $100 refund as goodwill gesture to all Lumia 900 buyers in the US through April 21

Euronews: Nokia Hit by Lumia 900 Glitch
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Software problem surfaces in US prior to European launch; BT mines rich services seam; TeliaSonera talks MegaFon

Dell Gets Into the CDN Business
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Teaming up with EdgeCast, Dell wants to cash in on the trend of service provider-owned content delivery networks

Backhaul Startup Bags $$$ for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Millimeter-wave specialist E-Band has got funding and a new strategic investor to back its plans for small-cell backhaul

Mobile Bubble, Mo' Trouble
Jonestown | 4/10/2012

5:50 PM As the mobile social bubble grows, it could blot out other crucial parts of building an unwired ecosystem

Harmonic's Q1 Gets a Haircut
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Video gear vendor chops revenue guidance by up to 11% as sales slump in Europe, but an analyst's already predicting a rosier Q2

CTIA Joins FCC to Police Smartphone Theft
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Wireless industry seeks to help police dry up the aftermarket for smartphone thieves by locking and wiping stolen devices

Component Vendors Hit Policy Target
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/10/2012

The deep packet inspection and policy management sector is undergoing a big market shift

Comcast Presses Play on TiVo VoD
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2012

MSO may keep the specter of new AllVid rules at bay as it starts to stream its VoD library to retail TiVo boxes in San Francisco

TW Cable Tunes Up Android TV Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Also: Broadband-connected TVs on the rise; Comcast gives HBO GO on the Xbox 360 the all-clear; Avail-TVN expands TV Everywhere platform UPDATED 4:10 PM

4G Goes Live in India
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2012

The 4G era is underway in India as Bharti Airtel lights up LTE services in Kolkata

Euronews: UK Operator Starts Spectrum Sale
News Analysis | 4/10/2012

In today's EMEA news: Everything Everywhere begins spectrum sale in UK; Huawei shows off 200 Gbit/s in Norway; BT wants more Subex SPIT

HP Configures the Cloud
News Analysis | 4/10/2012

On the heels of its OpenFlow obsession, HP adds software around another popular networking buzzword

Oh Snap! Facebook to Buy Instagram for $1B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Facebook is spending a cool billion on a mobile photo-sharing app that makes your smartphone snaps look like they were taken with Grandpa's Box Brownie

RIM Begins Uphill Climb
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Can Paris Hilton's PR guy save RIM as more top execs exit and its Android support wanes?

Leap & T-Mobile to Swap Spectrum for 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Leap and T-Mobile buddy up on bandwidth as they prep for 4G deployments

Sony to Cut Up to 10,000 Jobs
LR Mobile Rumors | 4/9/2012

Startup's Home Phone Service Goes Anywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2012

UXP Systems believes its multi-screen home phone system will help juice up cable's slowing home phone business

Policy Specialists Squeezed by Vendor Giants
News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Policy server specialist vendors are finding the going tough as major vendors like AlcaLu, Ericsson and NSN swarm over the market, finds Heavy Reading report

Edge ROADM Specialist Gets Bought
News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Nistica has built up fans in Japanese industry through the years, so the deal isn't exactly a shocker

Video Quality Isn't Hot Air for Wind Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2012

Analytics from Avvasi are empowering the Canadian startup to rethink how it does mobile video

OS Watch: HTC's Revenue Release
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2012

Also: Google augments your eyes; Instragram wages a geek war; Lumia 900 puts its OS on lockdown; RIM holds its ground in DC

Privacy Ages Well
Craig's A-List | 4/6/2012

9:45 AM We keep hearing about privacy slipping away – but how privacy-minded were you 10 or 20 years ago?

New Insights on Carrier Cloud and LTE-Advanced
Research Rewind | 4/6/2012

8:00 AM This week: Carrier cloud ecosystem, LTE-Advanced, mentioning the top telecom news

Photos: VentureBeat Mobile Summit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2012

App developers and mobile operators got out of the Valley for a couple of days to hang out and talk shop

Clouds Roll In Over Wholesale
Rewired | 4/5/2012

4:05 PM Competition is heating up as ISPs, telcos and MSOs seek easier paths to offering cloud services

Cisco Bulks Up for Cable's Next Platform
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/5/2012

The CCAP era won't take Cisco by surprise, as the company is pushing its edge QAM to next-generation density

LightSquared Director Considers Bankruptcy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2012

LTE wholesaler isn't giving up, but its majority owner, Philip Falcone, says a voluntary bankruptcy may be how it 'completes its vision'

HD Voice: Music to My Ears
Que Sera Sarah | 4/5/2012

12:45 PM Blocking out the breeze in the Windy City is as important as mobile data upgrades

Sprint's LTE Evo Has HD Talk, No WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2012

Flagship 4G LTE handset will be the first to support HD Voice while doing away with WiMax connectivity

Cisco Routers Picked for KDG's 100G Core
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/5/2012

Also: HBO GO braces for Comcast breakthrough; DirecTV-Tribune cut a deal; Arris sheds connector unit; Boxee's regulatory challenge

Ready or Not, Here Comes LTE-Advanced
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/5/2012

Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) will initially create more confusion in mobile broadband standards

Euronews: Microsoft, Telecom Italia in Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 4/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Pair target SMEs in Italy; DT makes health-care move; Skype increases its London presence

China's 1 Billion: Just a Stat
AsiaBlog | 4/5/2012

4:15 AM It's not as big a number as you'd think

NSN CEO: We've Got Our Mojo Back
News Analysis | 4/5/2012

Rajeev Suri highlights Motorola-inspired innovation and game-changing capabilities for telco CMOs as he talks shop with Light Reading

India on Brink of 4G
AsiaBlog | 4/4/2012

5:05 PM Bharti Airtel set to launch LTE services this month

T-Mobile, Verizon Spar Over Spectrum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Bold blogger at Magenta claims that Verizon is trying to corner the spectrum market and is misrepresenting its spectral efficiency

Terremark Packs Portability Into Private Cloud
Rewired | 4/4/2012

4:15 PM Others offer private clouds, but Terremark will try to set itself apart with the promise of easy movement of apps and data

Google Fiber Goes 100 Miles & Counting
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Google's 1Gbit/s fiber deployment in the Kansas Cities is in 'full swing,' with half of its fiber huts already built

Comcast Sizes Up All-IP Set-Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2012

The X3, Comcast's first all-IP, high-def client box, could be a sign that IP video simulcast is on the way

More RIM Shots: BlackBerry Apps & Mishaps Abroad
The Philter | 4/4/2012

10:55 AM If Research In Motion isn't going to die in a decade, its best chance of standing out may be to improve its apps chops and battle the low-price leaders in several emerging markets

Tobacco Country Carrier Beats T-Mobile to iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Virginian regional operator nTelos to offer $50 off iPhone 4S models running over Sprint's network nationwide

Cord Cutters Hit 1M Mark
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Also: Mediacom opens to Roku streaming; ex-Cablevision exec lands at Charter; CableLabs's slow CEO search; Sony avoids legal scrape with Rovi

Euronews: EC Probes Moto Mobility
News Analysis | 4/4/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: EC thinks MotoMob may have been unFRANDly; Sony Mobile replaces Bert Nordberg; Telecom Italia considers spin-off

Tough Going for Comverse
News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Service provider IT (SPIT) giant is seeing its sales eroded but records a quarterly profit as it emerges from the financial wastelands

India's Cloud Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/3/2012

The Indian SME sector demands a complete suite of apps that will be easier for carriers to position and sell in the cloud

Time for a 4G Price War Already?
Jonestown | 4/3/2012

6:00 PM U.S. operators are already going low on subsidized LTE devices but not competing where it counts -- the data plans

Sprint Bites Into LTE Phones Ahead of Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

It may not have LTE deployed, but it's got the ball rolling with its first LTE smartphone, the $100 LG Viper

RIM Hosts a Bring-Your-Own Bash
Que Sera Sarah | 4/3/2012

3:00 PM BlackBerry won't be the life of its party, but at least it'll let you BYO

Countdown's on for EPON Protocol Over Coax
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2012

School's out by this summer for engineers working toward an EPON-over-Coax standard

AT&T Defends Carrier Incubators
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Carriers can't really get nimble just by hanging out with startups, can they? Luckily for AT&T, John Donovan was around to answer that

DirecTV-Tribune Tiff Turns Nasty
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Also: Pace taps international president; Google TV sets sights on Europe; Concurrent splices VoD ads; AT&T exec joins Cox Business

MetroPCS Raises the Cost of Unlimited
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Unlimited data and video on-demand now costs users $70 per month, while lower-cost plans are subject to data caps and throttling

AT&T Sprouts 4G Markets as It Launches Lumia
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Users of the first LTE Nokia Windows phone from AT&T will have three -- count 'em -- more 4G markets on which to use their devices

Genband Prophecy: Aztek's End Comes in 2012
News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Genband has agreed to buy Aztek Networks for an undisclosed sum, giving Genband another piece to help carriers modernize their networks

Euronews: Symbian Staff Flee Accenture
News Analysis | 4/3/2012

In today's EMEA news: Ex-Nokia workers twiddle their thumbs at Accenture; sourcing SVP appointed at France Telecom; UK snooping slammed

RGB Tries to Streamline Mobile Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2012

RGB says it can help service providers avoid storing multiple formats of video for multiple devices

RIM Scrambles to Launch Better LTE Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

The BlackBerry maker is hiring LTE specialists as it looks to improve on 4G with BlackBerry 10

The End of the World[Gate]
The Bauminator | 4/2/2012

6:10 PM Chapter 7 appears to be the final one for a pioneer in interactive television and broadband videophones

Xfinity TV Meets the Xbox 360
The Bauminator | 4/2/2012

Comcast's authenticated TV Everywhere recently debuted on Microsoft's IP-connected game console. Here's a brief look at the app in action

Nokia Fires Cheap Shot at Apple
Que Sera Sarah | 4/2/2012

12:30 PM Finnish giant will need more than some iPhone insults and a teaser website to give the Lumia 900 some allure

T-Systems Kicks Cloud Butt
EuroBlog | 4/2/2012

11:45 AM Strikes major global cloud services contract with cigarette manufacturer but such deals are few and far between for telcos

Sigma Bids $21M for Trident's DTV Scraps
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Sigma Designs is the 'stalking horse' bidder for the digital TV silicon assets of bankrupt Trident, which recently sold its STB assets

Netflix Buys DVD.com Domain
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Also: Netflix CEO carps about Comcast's HBO GO policy; Ericsson wraps up BelAir buy; Sigma Systems provisions WOW's video gateways

LTE Could Add to Leakage Woes
News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Operators already let tens of billions of dollars slip through their fingers each year, and LTE could push revenue leakage numbers even higher

Honorable Mentions: April 2
Matt's Mentions | 4/2/2012

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Testing Times for Voice on 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Ahead of commercial launches planned for later this year, interoperability and device support issues remain for 4G voice services

Euronews: Nokia Bigwig Jumps to Sonera
News Analysis | 4/2/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia stalwart moves to Finnish operator; Ericsson completes BelAir buy; Turkcell sues MTN

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