Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's IP boost; ZTE wins German patents case; Merkel backs easier M&A; BICS drags Belgacom down.
The pink sneaker tide rises at T-Mobile.
The vendor cuts its losses and shows strength in key networking equipment sectors in the first quarter, but revenues are static.
Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, tells Light Reading about SK Telecom's plans for WebRTC, including a service to help the visually impaired.
The big US MSO views its rapidly growing WiFi network as a way to "disrupt" the wireless data market with potential products.
Just over a year after taking the helm, what's on the mind of Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes? Plenty of things, but being part of the next mega-merger isn't one of them.
Utility companies face many of the same network transformation issues as telecom players but their needs are also unique to the power sector.
AT&T has selected Jinni's video search and recommendation engine to power content discovery and recommendation features on the U-verse TV platform.
Cricket confirms AT&T is exploring 'alternative music options to Muve,' a decision that shows it's tone deaf to its prepaid customer base.
Customer data stolen in security breach that could lead to phishing attacks on subscribers.
The innovative Japanese operator is soliciting help from six wireless equipment vendors to conduct next-generation mobile broadband experiments.
Colin Dixon is reportedly part of SDN brain drain at IBM.
tw telecom enables dynamic Class of Service changes to go along with its existing dynamic bandwidth capabilities.
Global VoIP provider adds support for WebRTC, so its enterprise and service provider customers can offer click-to-call with no network.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom profits hit by US push; Telekom Austria challenged in Q1; bring on the smartphone orchestra!
Google picks up Stackdriver for AWS monitoring and analytics know-how.
Cox reports that video subscribers using its new Contour program guide and interface watch more channels and more on-demand content than those without it.
Altair Semiconductor is betting it does, with an LTE-only modem coming for the smart sensors and other gizmos that make up The Internet of Things.
Surging shipments of cable and IPTV set-tops, video gateways, CCAP devices, and cable modems drive higher than expected sales and earnings for equipment vendor.
There are more than 80 finalists in 16 categories for this year's Leading Lights awards, and it's an impressive bunch.
The proposed Geneve protocol would improve interoperability for virtualized networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA man wants merging made easier; Vodafone, SFR renew enterprise collaboration; Deutsche Telekom enables mobile payments.
There are now 288 live LTE networks in 104 countries, with 497 operators making a firm commitment to deploying 4G, according to the GSA's latest numbers.
Netflix swings carriage deal with Suddenlink Communications, the seventh largest US MSO, after breaking the ice with three midsized cable operators last month.
The Big Telecom Event, or BTE, is a big deal for the whole industry, as well as for Light Reading.
A new group, Open Web Alliance, will try to bring Internet giants into collaborative process with telecom network operators over proxies.
Citrix upgrades its application delivery controller in an effort to improve performance and user experience for mobile apps.
Comcast is ready to bring the RDK concept to broadband gear, creating an underlying and open software stack for cable broadband modems, routers, and gateways.
Japanese network and data center operator makes SDN platform centerpiece of its new on-demand burstable Ethernet service suite.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson trials LTE Broadcast; Etisalat sells West African operations to Maroc Telecom; Virgin goes quad-play; Iraq gets 3G.
Ciena and Brocade co-develop a dynamic resource provisioning solution for the inter-data center WAN.
Comcast and EA may be close to a deal to stream popular video games – including Madden titles – to X1 set-tops.
IP and multiscreen video delivery are paving the way for a shift from ratings-based TV advertising to an impressions-based model.
Cox, Mediacom, and TW Cable all boost broadband speeds to compete with Google Fiber, AT&T, and CenturyLink I Gig rollouts.
Vendors are vying to define SDN in ways that advantage their own products. Meanwhile, the threat from cloud providers looms like a zombie army in the distance.
PayTV service is not the future for AT&T so there have to be other reasons for buying a satellite TV distribution network.
The latest roundup from the world of comms components features funding news from Cisco.
Nokia Growth Partners has set up a $100 million Connected Car fund to integrate its mapping and location services into more cars.
Customer premises equipment (CPE) is set to change dramatically in the coming years through virtualization, a process that will change business models for telcos, helping them to reduce capex and opex.
The 3GPP is in heated discussions about LTE in unlicensed spectrum, with operators split between those that want to take advantage and those worried about their WiFi investments.
Cox will roll out a gigabit broadband service tier to all residential subscribers starting in 2014.
It is suspected that a machine could be posting thousands of short repetitive videos of tones and colored shapes to the web, but why it's happening is still a mystery.
SPIT giant unveils a slew of major carrier deals as it announces record quarterly revenues.
Telecom players need to give their CSRs more intelligent tools to address customer issues, or see training and turnover troubles persist.
Research from Raymond James & Assoc. points toward increased capex by AT&T and Verizon in the first quarter and a possible long-term shift away from seasonal spending patterns.
A consortium of Japanese companies including NTT has developed a distributed server platform designed for network functions virtualization (NFV) deployments.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new exec line-up at TeliaSonera; BT's man in sub-Saharan Africa; BSkyB does deal with Paramount.
The carrier reportedly plans to launch VoLTE in Chicago and Minneapolis at the end of the month.
Verizon and AT&T managed to sell nearly 1M tablets between them, while T-Mobile says its push into connected tablets is just beginning.
Share price takes a hammering as slow carrier spending in US and a delay in revenues from China's 4G rollouts hit vendor's numbers.
The Wall Street Journal reports that an AT&T buyout could value the satellite TV provider at $40 billion.
A look at what the transition to IP means to you, me, and other people who use a phone for business and personal communications.
Five months after announcing the Tier 3 purchase, CenturyLink unveils new cloud strategy built on cheaper prices and enterprise-scale power.
The 'uncarrier' manages to add 2.4 million total customers, but lost $151M in the first quarter.
China's major operators are considering the creation of a mobile tower joint venture.
Biggest US MSO now plans to roll out 8 million WiFi hotspots by the end of the year, after reaching the 1 million hotspot milestone less than a month ago.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSkyB's profits slip; Virgin considers slow-speed sell-off; Orange not happy about network-sharing deal.