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Cisco Fakes: A $76M Business
News Analysis | 2/29/2008

The US goverment says it's amasses $76M worth of seizures of counterfeit Cisco components and labels

The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 2/29/2008

Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week...

Overlay Delay
The Philter | 2/29/2008

Why Verizon won't just build overlay networks

BSNL's $4.7B Blowout
EuroBlog | 2/29/2008

Indian operator has $4.7B in its capex wallet

Limelight Loses Patent Suit
News Analysis | 2/29/2008

Stock plunges 30 percent after a jury rules Limelight infringed on a key patent held by rival Akamai

LRTV Documentaries | 2/29/2008

Sunny and mild

EC Stays Firm on FTTH
News Analysis | 2/29/2008

European Commissioner Viviane Reding reminds the region’s incumbents that she has their FTTH plans in her sights

OFC: Putting It Together
Craig's A-List | 2/29/2008

Is consolidation any closer?

Asia, Europe Dominate FTTH Elite
News Analysis | 2/29/2008

Of the 14 nations that boast an FTTH penetration rate of more than 1 percent, half are now European, but Asia/Pacific still rules

Comcast Aims for SMBs
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/29/2008

Analyst says MSO is gearing up for 'major unveiling' of business-class offering next month, but downplaying wireless infrastructure

Life Left in 3Com Deal?
EuroBlog | 2/29/2008

Reports suggest Bain and Huawei will resubmit 3Com bid

OFC: Hero Experiments
Craig's A-List | 2/29/2008

Surveying the post-deadline crop

Tiscali Seeks Buyer
EuroBlog | 2/29/2008

Euro broadband player has a new CEO and a 'For Sale' sign

AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s
News Analysis | 2/29/2008

An OFC/NFOEC post-deadline paper has AlcaLu using 100-Gbit/s channels to create a 16.4-Tbit/s signal

The Hits Keep Coming
The Bauminator | 2/28/2008

‘Seatgate’ allegations at Harvard, a fresh supbpoena, a possible FCC hearing re-do at Stanford... It’s good to be Comcast these days

OFC: Mergers Pay Off
Craig's A-List | 2/28/2008

Fruits of some recent buys were on display

Cablevision Faces FiOS
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/28/2008

Stock rises as MSO manages to grow across the board despite mounting competition from Verizon’s completely fiber-fed platform

Slideshow: OFC/NFOEC 2008, Part II
Slide Shows | 2/28/2008

The optical components confab closes today. Here's a look back at the week in pictures

Liberty Seals DirecTV Swap
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/28/2008

Liberty Media polishes off a $12.5B stock deal that transfers over News Corp.'s stake in the US's largest satellite TV operator

OFC: NSN's Landfall
Craig's A-List | 2/28/2008

A North American first -- barely

Finisar CEO Jerry Rawls
LRTV Interviews | 2/28/2008

Finisar has found renewed success now that the telecom equipment vendors have moved to more pluggable optics. Although the company has seen some turbulent quarters due to supply chain glitches, it is in an enviable position as the largest manufacturer of optical transceivers and transponders; as such the company is less subject to the pressure for market consolidation. Finisar's CEO talked to us about these issues and more, including the growth in 40Gig demand, the still hot 10Gig market,

Optical Raids!
News Analysis | 2/28/2008

Module vendors say the counterfeiting business has gotten to the point where customs raids are going down

Pump Up the Volume
The Philter | 2/28/2008

In optical components, growth doesn't equal good health

BT Preps GPON Shortlist
News Analysis | 2/28/2008

BT is about to announce a shortlist of preferred next-gen access suppliers as it prepares for future fiber access deployments, say sources

ECI Puts DSLAM Biz on the Block
News Analysis | 2/28/2008

ECI is believed to be looking for a buyer for its DSLAM business, but it’s far from deserting the fixed access market

Democrat Idol?
Monkey Bidness | 2/28/2008

The People prioritize

HBO Embraces YouTube
The Bauminator | 2/28/2008

Well, something had to give...

AlcaLu: We're Not Just a GPON Player
News Analysis | 2/28/2008

Alcatel-Lucent, probably GPON's most vocal supporter, says it offers other FTTH options too as the Euro fiber access debate heats up

Scandal in Oregon
Red Panda | 2/27/2008

Mayor learns nudity and fire trucks don't mix

Nortel Aims for Ethernet Profits
News Analysis | 2/27/2008

Nortel thinks it can grab 20% of the carrier Ethernet market within four years

Charter Hints at Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/27/2008

The MSO says it's ready to test Docsis 3.0; meanwhile, Q4 results show a record number of phone subscribers added

AT&T Quickens U-verse Pace
News Analysis | 2/27/2008

AT&T's John Stankey talks up U-verse's growth and downplays thoughts of a wireless price war against Verizon

OFC: Georgio Sighting
Craig's A-List | 2/27/2008

Bookham's former CEO is still hanging around

Mobile Video: Slo-Mo(mentum)
LR Mobile Column | 2/27/2008

Despite progress in settling on a single standard, the format issue is still roiling the mobile video market

Slideshow: OFC/NFOEC 2008, Part I
Slide Shows | 2/27/2008

A few snapshots from the annual optical components confab in San Diego

John Roese, CTO, Nortel
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2008

4G makes me happy. Despite having a foot in both the WiMax and LTE camps, there's no doubting Nortel CTO John Roese's enthusiasm for LTE. But its still not over for GSM: The business is going strong and it makes the perfect platform for the move to John's favorite new standard

Chris Pearson, President, 3G Americas
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2008

Latest news on the GSM standard from the wrong side of the pond with 3G America's Chris Pearson. How Evolved Edge is bringing new innovation to the standard and why HSDPA has the edge over WiMax, especially in Latin America

Leonid Melamed, CEO, MTS
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2008

MTS is the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS with over 80 million subscribers. MTS CEO Leonid Melamed explains their unique approach to the marketplace and his take on the opportunities for broadband in the region

Nortel: Don't Say M&A
EuroBlog | 2/27/2008

Nortel didn't want to talk about inorganic growth today

Tellabs CEO Says He's Not Scared of Change
News Analysis | 2/27/2008

Pullen says that just because he's an insider doesn't mean he's 'averse to change'

O2 Faces 3G Sanction
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/27/2008

Ofcom threatens O2 with a penalty equivalent to $80M if it does not meet its 3G coverage requirements by June

Cox Gets ABC VOD
BroadBananas | 2/27/2008

But, with a nod to the popular 'Start Over' business model, the prime time content deal includes a no ad-skipping provision

Nortel Slashes 2,100 Jobs
News Analysis | 2/27/2008

In a move that will save about $300M, Nortel said it will cut 2,100 jobs and move another 1,000 positions to less expensive regions

Google Rules
EuroBlog | 2/27/2008

Search giant named top UK business brand

Fiber to the EuroBlog
EuroBlog | 2/27/2008

We're checking out the Euro FTTH scene

Tough Times at Siemens
EuroBlog | 2/27/2008

German giant cuts back enterprise division with sale in mind

Microsoft Tweaks Its Carrier Strategy
News Analysis | 2/27/2008

Microsoft is tinkering with its carrier applications development strategy to attract more developers and software vendors

OFC -- Glenn Wellbrock
LRTV Soundbites | 2/27/2008

Glenn Wellbrock of Verizon answers the question: Why don't carriers just build overlay networks when they sense the need to go from 10 Gig to 40 Gig?

OFC: Up, the Optics!
Craig's A-List | 2/26/2008

For a day, the market is kind

Showdown in Brussels
EuroBlog | 2/26/2008

European Commission and national regulators square up in Brussels

OFC: Terabit Explained
Craig's A-List | 2/26/2008

Well, sort of

Google's Wireless Wings
Cutting Loose | 2/26/2008

Search giant could use ballons for rural wireless coverage

OFC: JDSU & Superblade!
Craig's A-List | 2/26/2008

Yeah, this could be pretty super

OFC: Optium's WSS
Craig's A-List | 2/26/2008

A more flexible kind of ROADM

Mediacom Plotting Docsis 3.0 Tests
The Bauminator | 2/26/2008

MSO outlines some significant bandwidth-related moves for 2008, including more simulcast, SDV, and even some all-digital migrations

More of the Same?
The Philter | 2/26/2008

Tellabs picks an insider for its CEO

Verizon Defends Pricing Practices
News Analysis | 2/26/2008

Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg defended his company's aggressive new wireless pricing plans

Google Builds Undersea Cable
News Analysis | 2/26/2008

Google joins a six-member consortium to build transpacific undersea cable system linking the US and Japan

Mediacom Adds $30M to '08 Capex
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/26/2008

MSO increases '08 capex for system upgrades, all-digital migrations, SDV, and other moves to free up bandwidth for more hi-def

FCC OKs Liberty's DirecTV Stake
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/26/2008

With FCC approval, Dr. John Malone is on US cable’s doorstep, poised to make a competitive house call

Troubles Linger for Optical Components
News Analysis | 2/26/2008

The optical sector still has too many companies and not enough sources for R&D funds – and no easy fixes in either case

Gilder's All-Optical Odyssey
News Analysis | 2/26/2008

All-optical rules, Infinera is wrong, and dollar deflation caused the telecom crash: Welcome to George Gilder's world

Tellabs Appoints Robert Pullen CEO
News Analysis | 2/26/2008

Tellabs appoints company veteran Robert Pullen as president and CEO who will take over his new position on March 1

Qwest Not Satisfied With Sprint
News Analysis | 2/26/2008

Qwest CEO Ed Mueller told analysts Monday that his company's partnership with Sprint is inadequate

FCC Mulling New Internet Rules
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/25/2008

The agency looks ready to move on new rules that would prevent service operators from discriminating against third-party apps

UK Operators Brace for Spectrum Struggle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2008

Ofcom proposals for spectrum refarming anger UK operators, and some will consider legal action if the regulator does not change its approach

Finisar Moves Into ROADMs
News Analysis | 2/25/2008

The datacom vendor wants to expand its telecom horizons, starting with an investment in ROADM startup Nistica

Report: EMEA Set for FTTH Surge
News Analysis | 2/25/2008

Europe’s been slow off the mark with fiber access developments, but there are signs of a major uptick, according to a new report

Run, Lawrence, Run (Or Not)
Craig's A-List | 2/25/2008

Professor Lessig's brief campaign shuts down

OFC: Ray of Hope
Craig's A-List | 2/25/2008

Some investors might learn to love optics again

Private Gold at End of Rainbow?
The Bauminator | 2/25/2008

Rumor that Cablevision may try to shed its Rainbow Media division for as much as $3B rekindles privatization speculation

Pakistan Takes Out YouTube
Peer Pressure | 2/25/2008

Thwarting infidels ruins the fun for everyone else

Cisco Touts Chip Breakthrough
News Analysis | 2/25/2008

Cisco unveils its QuantumFlow silicon, five years in the making and more than four times as dense as its CRS-1 processor

Handsets Accelerating in Emerging Markets
LR Mobile Column | 2/25/2008

Penetration moving from major cities and into the rural areas of emerging regions is driving worldwide cellphone growth

Juniper Splits Out Its Control Plane
News Analysis | 2/25/2008

With a new, separate control plane platform, Juniper says carriers can speed service deployment and simplify the network

Tiscali in Turmoil?
EuroBlog | 2/25/2008

Tiscali responds to 'CEO quits' speculation

Menara Pitches OTN Advances
News Analysis | 2/25/2008

Optical transceiver startup says it's got a twist on the next-gen optical transport protocol

Verizon's Got Game
The Philter | 2/25/2008

The merits of a more casual approach

Infinera Unveils PIC Road Map
News Analysis | 2/25/2008

The optical vendor unveils plans for its photonic integrated circuit technology, with 100-Gbit/s waves in 2012 UPDATED 4:00 PM

Lightwire Debuts Its Silicon Photonics
News Analysis | 2/22/2008

A long-stealthy startup plans to hit OFC/NFOEC with the first public launch of its silicon photonics

Yahoo, Microsoft Merger Could Aid Telcos
News Analysis | 2/22/2008

A Yahoo/Microsoft marriage could have huge collaborative effects on carriers in the triple-play market

Comcast Pursuing $35 Digital Dongle
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/22/2008

As envisioned, this relatively bare-bones digital-to-analog converter would play a starring role in the MSO’s ‘all-digital’ strategy

What's New at Contentinople
Contentinople | 2/22/2008

Taking a look at the week's top digital content news

NAREB Blinks
The Philter | 2/22/2008

Realtor group won't take issue with AT&T

Now Wait for Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/22/2008

Developers and analysts suggest that the Google mobile OS could take years to make it to the handset mainstream

OFC/NFOEC: News Nuggets
News Analysis | 2/22/2008

Bookham, JDSU, NeoPhotonics, and Gennum are among the companies getting the OFC/NFOEC news rolling

OpenTV, TWC Freeze Middleware Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/22/2008

Citing an economic drain and waning scope, OpenTV says deal to support MSO's legacy Motorola footprint is on 'indefinite hold'

Euro VOIP On the Rise
EuroBlog | 2/22/2008

Europeans are taking to VOIP in the millions

Motorola CMTS Going for the Bronze
The Bauminator | 2/22/2008

Vendor says it will submit its flagship CMTS to CableLabs for Docsis 3.0 testing when Wave 58 gets underway later this month

Cisco's Big Splash
Craig's A-List | 2/22/2008

Call it a subtle hint

AlcaLu's Alwan: PBT Will Lose Its Shine
News Analysis | 2/22/2008

Alcatel-Lucent’s IP chief believes PBT will soon lose its sparkle, while MPLS will become more carrier-friendly

Muni WiFi Lives!
Craig's A-List | 2/22/2008

For three months in Silicon Valley, anyway

Google's Balloon Dreams
Wireless Bits | 2/22/2008

Could they bring easy wireless access to rural areas?

Barcelona Was a Blur
Jonestown | 2/22/2008

Or, more picture tapas from the Mobile World Congress

Where's the iPhone SDK?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/21/2008

The Apple iPhone SDK, still due 'in February,' is considered crucial to the development of Apple's mobile stature

Metcalfe Pitches Terabit Ethernet
News Analysis | 2/21/2008

An LRTV preview of the Father of Ethernet's OFC/NFOEC keynote shows he's willing to throw out old standards

Legal Eagles Circle Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/21/2008

Comcast, already facing an FCC probe over its network management practices, is now the target of a class action suit

Reliance Makes African Acquisition
News Analysis | 2/21/2008

India's Reliance Communications acquires telecom license holder in Uganda and plans to invest $500M over 5 years

Moto Calls Up Wideband CPEs
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/21/2008

Vendor aims to keep its product shipment lead with a new line of Docsis 3.0-based modems and embedded multimedia terminal adapters

Kudelski Embeds EmbedICs
The Bauminator | 2/21/2008

Not that too many people noticed…

Sonaecom Plans $350M FTTH Build
News Analysis | 2/21/2008

Europe to get more FTTH action as Portuguese competitive carrier plans €240 million investment in fiber access network

T-Mobile Trials Home Phone Service
News Analysis | 2/21/2008

T-Mobile's new Talk Forever Home Phone is another $10-a-month voice service that works over your existing broadband connection

Proxy Time
Craig's A-List | 2/21/2008

Apparently, the MS/Yahoo war is on

Opposite Day
Raynman | 2/21/2008

A different price war than we expected

AlcaLu's Video Nasty
EuroBlog | 2/21/2008

It's amazing what you can find on shared video sites

China Mobile Heads West
EuroBlog | 2/21/2008

China Mobile has ambitions in EMEA

Reliance Integrates Global Services
News Analysis | 2/20/2008

FLAG Telecom and Yipes get new names as Indian powerhouse Reliance combines its services operations

LRTV's Outtake Reel
UNTV Documentaries | 2/20/2008

Light Reading: When you've gotta have more cowbell. Heck of a slogan, no? Have a look this short LRTV our outtake reel, as introduced by Larry the Monkey and a special guest voiceover guy, and you'll understand why it concludes with the line: 'I've seen mimes with a better command of the language.'

Mobile World Congress 2008
UNTV Documentaries | 2/20/2008

As Mobile World Congress packs up to leave Barcelona, we present our video report from the show, hitting a few of the key points of interest on the minds of mobile operators and equipment makers

User-Generated Games Coming to Xbox, Zune
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2008

Xbox owners can now share their homemade games with the world, and port them to Zune

Cable Cut Conspiracy
EuroBlog | 2/20/2008

Was it pure coincidence that so many subsea cables got cut?

3Com Takeover in Limbo
News Analysis | 2/20/2008

3Com’s acquisition by Bain and Huawei has been put on hold after a federal committee failed to give the A-OK. 3Com’s stock dives 20%

Flat-Rate Day
Wireless Bits | 2/20/2008

Everybody offers flat rates on Tuesday

Telanetix Touts Telepresence on the Cheap
News Analysis | 2/20/2008

Telanetix says it is aiming for a telepresence setup that all company employees can use

Ofcom Denies Spectrum Bundling
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2008

Ofcom denies talk of deferring the already-late 2.6 GHz auction further so that refarmed 900 MHz spectrum can be bundled as a package

McSlarrow Backs the Little Guys
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/20/2008

NCTA chief calls on the FCC to support a blanket waiver that would exempt smaller ops from coming dual must-carry rules

Love & Lies
BroadBananas | 2/20/2008

Hello. What is your mental state?

French Firms Take On Microsoft
News Analysis | 2/20/2008

France Telecom’s is leading a French joint venture that will develop a home networking software platform to rival Microsoft's Mediaroom

Neuf Digs User Video
EuroBlog | 2/20/2008

Neuf has added a channel of user-generated video to its IPTV lineup

Mobile Booms in China
Wireless Bits | 2/20/2008

China Mobile subscriber growth soars in January

Mobile World Congress Pics, Part II
Slide Shows | 2/19/2008

More photographic evidence from the Barcelona-based wireless love-fest that was Mobile World Congress

The CMTS Horserace
The Bauminator | 2/19/2008

Cisco still well in front of this three-horse derby...

Zayo Doubles Fiber Assets
News Analysis | 2/19/2008

Startup Zayo Bandwidth has acquired the fiber assets of Citynet. The transaction will double Zayo's fiber route miles

CMC, Moto Offer Digital Path for MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2008

A new platform aims to reclaim analog for more advanced digital services such as HD and VOD

PR Predicaments
The Philter | 2/19/2008

Are tradeshows the worst of times for PR?

OnMobile Rises on Market Debut
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2008

Shares in India's largest mobile value-added services provider climb more than 18% in its first day as a publicly traded company

Location: It's Creepy, But It's Here
Cutting Loose | 2/19/2008

The tech press have talked about ads finding you for years; in 2008 that is coming true on mobile

Network Sharing Rethink
Wireless Bits | 2/19/2008

Vodafone, Orange revise UK network sharing plans

Transmode Ramps in 2007
News Analysis | 2/19/2008

European WDM vendor sees sales grow 21% in 2007 and is ready to go public if the board gives the green light

Vodafone, Orange Revamp Network Share Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2008

Vodafone and Orange are expected to scrap plans for a network sharing joint venture and announce a revised sharing strategy

ThinkEquity Bangs WiMax Drum
Wireless Bits | 2/19/2008

Worldwide in 2008, baby!

Fake Analyst
Craig's A-List | 2/19/2008

Listening to Negativland finally pays off

Genesys Bid Turns Up Conferencing Heat
News Analysis | 2/19/2008

Further signs that the conferencing sector is heating up come as French specialist Genesys receives a near $270M takeover offer

Moto & RIM in Patent Spat
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2008

Talks between Motorola and RIM hit the skids as the handset makers claim patent infringments

Moto, RIM in Patent Face Off
LR Mobile Gizmo | 2/18/2008

Device firms have set their lawyers on each other

Telcordia's Olive Branch
EuroBlog | 2/18/2008

After nearly four years, we're speaking again

Wind Exits WiMax Auction
Wireless Bits | 2/18/2008

Italians WiMax bids total $106 million so far

Redback Targets 30% Market Share
News Analysis | 2/18/2008

New Redback CEO has high hopes that the mobile sector can help him reach his aggressive market share target

Finns Bump Customers Off Fixed Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2008

TeliaSonera will migrate rural users from fixed to mobile networks and dish up broadband using Flash-OFDM - but there's no room for WiMax

China's Illicit iPhones
LR Mobile Gizmo | 2/18/2008

Missing iPhones found in China

Ericsson Sells PBX Business
News Analysis | 2/18/2008

Aastra to buy Ericsson's enterprise PBX business for $103M and take on 630 staff as Swedish giant focuses on carriers

Cablevision Mexico Gets Flash With VOD
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2008

Cablevision Mexico takes a flash approach to its video-on-demand service delivery using SeaChange's latest server technology

BT Tipped for TV M&A
EuroBlog | 2/18/2008

BT has been linked with a bid for TV firm Setanta

Mobile World Congress Pics, Part I
Slide Shows | 2/15/2008

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona wasn't just the place to be for wireless gadgets, though there were a few of those too...

Clearwire & Sprint: On Again?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2008

Latest market chatter has Intel Capital funding a JV to the tune of $2 billion

Piconi Parts With Spirent
News Analysis | 2/15/2008

Test vendor Spirent has a new CEO, but it's not former Lucent man Rob Piconi, who has left after just one year

The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 2/15/2008

Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week...

Have You Heard About the Fiber?
Raynman | 2/15/2008

Time Warner did 10 years ago!

Arris Aims to Rebound
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/15/2008

Comcast's selection of Thomson as a second source for EMTAs hits Arris hard, but vendor is confident it will bounce back

Thomson's Sharp Schutter
EuroBlog | 2/15/2008

AlcaLu's ICE man moves across town

Cisco News Monday
The Philter | 2/15/2008

What's happening Feb. 18?

Carrier Scorecard: Economic Uncertainty
News Analysis | 2/14/2008

The stalling US economy might be getting ready to take a swing at AT&T, Qwest, and Verizon

Arris Slammed on Q4
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/14/2008

Shares dive more than 20% in after-hours trading after vendor reduces Q1 forecasts

Comcast Spreads the Love
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/14/2008

MSO says it will lean on switched digital and analog reclamation strategies to free up space for Docsis 3.0 and more HD fare

More on MOTO & NT
The Philter | 2/14/2008

Tens of millions of dollars killed by egos

Femto Firms Counter Interference Flak
GSMA News Analysis | 2/14/2008

Questions have been raised at Mobile World Congress about the potential interference problems that femtocells could cause

AlcaLu Expands 3G Biz With AT&T
GSMA News Analysis | 2/14/2008

The companies renew an alliance that started back when they were just Lucent and Cingular

Divine Makeover
Red Panda | 2/14/2008

Maybe she's born again, maybe it's the mascara

Yahoo Microsoft Bits
Craig's A-List | 2/14/2008

Can't tell the players without a scorecard

Mobile World Congress 2008
LRTV Documentaries | 2/14/2008

As Mobile World Congress packs up to leave Barcelona, we present our video report from the show, hitting a few of the key points of interest on the minds of mobile operators and equipment makers

Mobile World Congress 2008
LRTV GSMA Mobile World Congress | 2/14/2008

As Mobile World Congress packs up to leave Barcelona, we present our video report from the show, hitting a few of the key points of interest on the minds of mobile operators and equipment makers

Comcast Paying for Plaxo?
The Bauminator | 2/14/2008

But Yahoo and Sprint are clearly off the MSO's acquisition wish list...

Comcast Adds Record 2.5M Subs in '07
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/14/2008

Q4 and full-year financials were in-line as MSO replaces basic cable subscribers with new digital cable customers

Femtocells Go Big Time in Barcelona
GSMA News Analysis | 2/14/2008

Femtocells are hot at MWC as operators announce major trials while device vendors partner for new applications and service delivery

ARMed Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/14/2008

The first Android phone isn't much to look at

Comcast Defends P2P Management
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/13/2008

In an 80-page filing with the FCC, the nation’s largest cable operator stresses that it does not block Internet content and P2P apps

Thank God for Akamai
Peer Pressure | 2/13/2008

No one capitalizes off of network outages quite like Akamai

Yahoo Calls on News Corp.
News Analysis | 2/13/2008

Yet another big-name company inserts itself into the Yahoo/Microsoft soap opera

VSNL Rebrands as Tata Communications
News Analysis | 2/13/2008

VSNL comes under the umbrella of Tata Communications, which plans to invest $2B in submarine cables, enterprise services, and WiMax

Vitesse Cuts It Close
Craig's A-List | 2/13/2008

Catchup time for financials is (probably) nigh

Telecom Italia Hives Off Access Network
News Analysis | 2/13/2008

The carrier's new structure includes the segregated Open Access business unit for its access network

Redford, Rossellini Star at MWC
GSMA News Analysis | 2/13/2008

Film stars Robert Redford and Isabella Rossellini check in to Mobile World Congress to help promote mobile movies

Acronym Games
LRTV CTIA Wireless | 2/13/2008

While cleaning out our video cupboard we found this bit of tape from TelcoTV 2007, a quiz game we played with some good-natured exhibitors on the show floor. Nothing particularly revealing here, unless you find it surprising that industry folk know their sandwiches from their video products

Acronym Games
LRTV Documentaries | 2/13/2008

While cleaning out our video cupboard we found this bit of tape from TelcoTV 2007, a quiz game we played with some good-natured exhibitors on the show floor. Nothing particularly revealing here, unless you find it surprising that industry folk know their sandwiches from their video products

ARMed Android
GSMA News Analysis | 2/13/2008

The first Android phone isn't much to look at

Mushroom Networks Bonds With DSL, Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/13/2008

Startup claims its agnostic broadband box for businesses can download at speeds up to 65 Mbit/s by fusing together six connections

MusicStation's New Groove
MO Content | 2/13/2008

Omnifone now does music phones

Big Brother Gets Bigger
Monkey Bidness | 2/13/2008

Invertebrate Dem majority comes through again

Bridging the WiMax Divide
Wireless Bits | 2/13/2008

Happy together – dual-mode EDGE/WiMax

China Mobile Joins LTE Threesome
GSMA News Analysis | 2/13/2008

China Mobile joins Verizon Wireless and Vodafone in a three-way trial of 4G mobile broadband standard LTE

Who Wins on the Wireless Web?
GSMA News Analysis | 2/13/2008

The underlying issue of this year's show bubbles to the surface at Wednesday's Mobile World Congress keynote

Sarin: We Need 4G Convergence
GSMA News Analysis | 2/13/2008

Vodafone's CEO has sent a message to the vendor and standards community – it's time to merge the LTE and WiMax standards

Live at MWC: Thing Two!
MO Content | 2/13/2008

When the going gets mobile, Yahoo gets weird

Vodafone Pumps Up HSPA
GSMA News Analysis | 2/12/2008

Vodafone will run trials for evolved HSPA and plans to upgrade its 3G network to 14.4 Mbit/s

Procera Taps Brear as CEO
News Analysis | 2/12/2008

DPI vendor bulks up sales and marketing by appointing former Bivio exec to top slot

Qwest Wants More Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/12/2008

Wireless broadband services, possibly with the aid of a new partner, are high on CEO Ed Mueller's to-do list

MSOs Sue Verizon
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2008

In counterpoint to Verizon's VOIP patent suits, three MSOs are accusing the telco of illegal marketing tactics

No Treats for Russo
EuroBlog | 2/12/2008

AlcaLu CEO is being let down by her subordinates

T-Mob Preps Android Launch
EuroBlog | 2/12/2008

Operator plans to launch Android device this year

Cisco's New CFO
The Philter | 2/12/2008

Storage networking numbers guy takes the big money post

700 MHz Auctions, Round 58
Wireless Bits | 2/12/2008

Mobile broadband auction totals $19.3 billion

Open Season on Cable
BroadBananas | 2/12/2008

Verizon's VOIP patent gambit is little more than an attempt to squash residential voice competition

Are You Experienced?
Jonestown | 2/12/2008

When buzzword becomes buzzkill

VZB in the LAN
EuroBlog | 2/12/2008

Verizon Biz launches managed LAN service

MWC: Mobile Brass Tacks
Cutting Loose | 2/12/2008

Beyond hardware there are still some simple things to be done to fully open the Euro mobile data flood gates

Qwest Stays Frugal in Q4
News Analysis | 2/12/2008

Qwest continued its conservative cost cutting ways in the fourth quarter of 2007. Profits were up 89 percent

Android in Sight
LR Mobile Gizmo | 2/12/2008

T-Mobile wants to launch Google Android phone in Q4

Spotting TiVo
The Bauminator | 2/12/2008

The voice asks: What’s the best thing to happen to TV since TiVo?

RIM BlackOut
LR Mobile Gizmo | 2/12/2008

Not a great start to the week

T-Mob Cuts Data Roaming
EuroBlog | 2/12/2008

German operator heeds Reding's warning

AlcaLu, NEC Team for 4G
GSMA News Analysis | 2/12/2008

Alcatel-Lucent and NEC are forming a joint venture to develop Long Term Evolution (LTE) products

Microsoft: Gimme Danger
GSMA News Analysis | 2/12/2008

If it can't have Yahoo, Microsoft wants a little Danger

Nokia vs Google: Together at Last?
GSMA News Analysis | 2/12/2008

Nokia says it will integrate Google's search engine in its newly released multimedia handsets

Nokia Gets Google
EuroBlog | 2/12/2008

Keep your enemies closer

Hatteras Targets Mobile Backhaul
GSMA News Analysis | 2/12/2008

Company has some new partnerships and a new product that combines TDM and Ethernet over copper

MOTO & NT: Again?
The Philter | 2/12/2008

It didn't work the first time

Ruckus Rules
The Bauminator | 2/11/2008

CableLabs conference-goers give high marks to HD-fueled 802.11n demo

Microsoft Buys Danger
The Philter | 2/11/2008

In our MWC blog check, MSFT gets a nice device

Nortel, Moto in JV Talks?
GSMA News Analysis | 2/11/2008

Hello, Mortel? Reports of a wireless joint venture have analysts seeing a positive result for two also-rans

GPON Driving Worldwide Growth of FTTH
News Analysis | 2/11/2008

FTTH homes expected to jump to 90 million by 2012

Ericsson's Need for Speed
GSMA News Analysis | 2/11/2008

Mini base stations get grand unveiling as Ericsson highlights HSPA and beyond

Sonus Goes After Mobile Market
News Analysis | 2/11/2008

Company integrates Zynetix technology into its new gateway to target femtocells

MWC Blog Roundup
EuroBlog | 2/11/2008

MSFT buys again and everyone aims for the iPhone

700 MHz Auctions, Round 55
Wireless Bits | 2/11/2008

FCC to look into D block failure

Wal-Mart Boxes Up for TV Transition
The Bauminator | 2/11/2008

Mmmmmm... DTV converters

Comcast Has a 'Blast!' in the Bay
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2008

MSO pushes the need for speed in the tech-savvy region, as new 16 Mbit/s product spars with AT&T's 10 Mbit/s offering

Russia's MTS On M&A Trail
GSMA News Analysis | 2/11/2008

Russian mobile operator is looking for acquisitions to build on its existing six markets

Vodafone, O2 Test Femtocells
GSMA News Analysis | 2/11/2008

Vodafone and Telefonica O2 Europe announce femtocell trials in Spain and the UK

Reding Guns for Data Roaming Cuts
GSMA News Analysis | 2/11/2008

European commissioner Viviane Reding threatens mobile operators with another regulated price cut if they don't reduce data roaming charges

YHOO: Size Matters
The Philter | 2/11/2008

Yahoo says its audience is worth more than $44.6B

Nokia: Is It Me You're Looking For?
GSMA News Analysis | 2/11/2008

Nokia takes Google for mapping, Apple and others on handsets, but says it is a friend to the carriers

Nokia: Keep Your Hands to Yourself
Jonestown | 2/11/2008

At least for now

French Carriers Ramp Up IPTV Subs
News Analysis | 2/11/2008

France Telecom, Neuf Cegetel, and Iliad all bumped up their IPTV subscriber bases towards the end of 2007

Continuous Expands FlexTCA
News Analysis | 2/11/2008

The company welcomes deep packet inspection and fixed/mobile convergence markets into the ATCA fold

700 MHz Auctions, Round 51
Wireless Bits | 2/8/2008

$20B next week?

Clearwire-Sprint Deal Soon?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/8/2008

Estranged US WiMax players could find the flame again in Spain, according to ThinkEquity analyst

The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 2/8/2008

Calling attention to a handful of other cable things that happened this week...

Verizon Sues Charter Over VOIP Patents
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/8/2008

Verizon has filed another VOIP patent infringement lawsuit, this time against Charter

CableLabs Issues Tuning Resolver Specs
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/8/2008

Because TiVo and switched digital video don't mix, the tuning resolver is on its way

AlcaLu Tops $1B in IP Gear Sales
News Analysis | 2/8/2008

IP router sales broke the $1B revenue mark in 2007 for Alcatel-Lucent, with optical equipment sales also doing well

Carriers Repairing Middle East Cables
News Analysis | 2/8/2008

Repairs to the damaged submarine cables in the Middle East are scheduled to be completed over the weekend

AlcaLu: No 'Cisco Effect' for Us
News Analysis | 2/8/2008

AlcaLu CEO Pat Russo says her company isn’t experiencing the same slowdown in North America as Cisco

Tijuana Toothcare Touristry
Monkey Bidness | 2/8/2008

Para-sailing, root canals...

FTTH Technology Fracas Continues
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/8/2008

All-fiber access is now all but inevitable everywhere, but battles still rage among the three main technology contenders

‘Not Jazzed’ on BigBand
The Bauminator | 2/8/2008

Analyst tells investors to sit on the sidelines as dueling metrics make it tough to gauge which vendors are winning the SDV market war

700 MHz Auctions, Round 45
Wireless Bits | 2/8/2008

E band reserve met

AlcaLu Reports Q4 Loss of €2.6B
News Analysis | 2/8/2008

Revenues are up, but one-time charges take Alcalu way into the red for Q4, and the outlook isn't good either

Will We See a Gphone?
EuroBlog | 2/8/2008

A device running Google's Android platform could storm MWC

Honoring Jovovich
The Bauminator | 2/7/2008

Congrats to the latest thespian to gain entry to the ‘Basic Cable Hall of Fame’

BT Inches Toward Telco 2.0
News Analysis | 2/7/2008

BT is only months away from launching one of the linchpins of its 21CN strategy

BigBand Plays Q4 Loss
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2008

As expected, the SDV and edge QAM specialist saw lower revenues, net loss in Q4

Level 3 Acquisitions Begin to Gel
News Analysis | 2/7/2008

A thicket of acquisitions gave Level 3 some trouble in 2007, but the company says its operations are settling down

Insight Doubles Down
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2008

The Midwestern MSO debuts a 20 Mbit/s tier, but only on a first-come, first-served basis

TWC 'Starts Over' in HD
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2008

Time Warner Cable's push into high-definition offerings now includes an HD version of its Start Over feature

FCC Auctions, Rounds 40-43
Wireless Bits | 2/7/2008

Tiny rises the order of the day

The Philter | 2/7/2008

Do Juniper's enterprise moves call for a new kind of leader?

Feature Story: Juniper's Enterprise Vision
News Analysis | 2/7/2008

The Ethernet switches are out, but analysts wonder if Juniper's puzzle is still missing pieces

NSN Wins Big in Russia
EuroBlog | 2/7/2008

Nokia Siemens bags $466M deal with MegaFon

Stat Attack
EuroBlog | 2/7/2008

OK, so how big isn't mobile?

Verizon, AT&T Differ on Content Inspection
News Analysis | 2/7/2008

AT&T has been more proactive than Verizon in looking for ways to deal with copyrighted content on its network

MWC Preview: LTE in the Limelight
GSMA News Analysis | 2/7/2008

Next-generation mobile broadband standard LTE is set to steal the spotlight at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week

WorldGate Winding Down
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2008

iTV firm-turned-videophone-maker might have to hang it up for good in the wake of a testy dispute with its largest customer

Cisco's 'First Inning'
Craig's A-List | 2/6/2008

Well, that's not a good sign

Videotron Update
The Bauminator | 2/6/2008

Cisco/SA modems for speedier 'Ultimate' tiers are bonding two Docsis channels, and synchronizing everything via a third 'control channel'

Cisco Sounds Warning Bells
News Analysis | 2/6/2008

Q2 results were good, but signs point to at least one quarter of stunted growth

FCC Auctions Hit $19B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2008

The 700 MHz auctions reach almost double the initial dollar expectations

A Giant Parade
Raynman | 2/6/2008

Drunk people outside my window

Videotron Hits the Gas
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/6/2008

Canadian MSO pushes the speed envelope with the launch of 30- and 50-Mbit/s services

Cox Continues Ethernet Climb
BroadBananas | 2/6/2008

Now No. 4 in the market, MSO continues to gain ground on much larger competitors

Time Warner Cable Survives Q4
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/6/2008

The MSO didn't blow out the period, but two acquired systems 'turned the corner' to help earnings come out OK

JDSU Surges After Q2
News Analysis | 2/6/2008

Shares climb 30% on sunny earnings, including an end-of-year surge in test and measurement

LRTV Xmas Reel
The Philter | 2/6/2008

You have to Walken before you can run

LRTV's Outtake Reel
LRTV CTIA Wireless | 2/6/2008

Light Reading: When you've gotta have more cowbell. Heck of a slogan, no? Have a look this short LRTV our outtake reel, as introduced by Larry the Monkey and a special guest voiceover guy, and you'll understand why it concludes with the line: 'I've seen mimes with a better command of the language.'

LRTV's Outtake Reel
LRTV Documentaries | 2/6/2008

Light Reading: When you've gotta have more cowbell. Heck of a slogan, no? Have a look this short LRTV our outtake reel, as introduced by Larry the Monkey and a special guest voiceover guy, and you'll understand why it concludes with the line: 'I've seen mimes with a better command of the language.'

Netgear Gateway Goes Femto
GSMA News Analysis | 2/6/2008

Negear unveils the first home gateway with an integrated 3G femtocell from Ubiquisys

AT&T 's Road to 4G
Wireless Bits | 2/6/2008

AT&T prepares for LTE

More 'Legal Issues' at Vonage
Raynman | 2/6/2008

Chief Legal Officer departs

Cheech & Chong & Gingivitis
Monkey Bidness | 2/6/2008

Hey kids: Just say 'Ah'

Fujitsu Teams Up to Tackle Mobile WiMax
GSMA News Analysis | 2/6/2008

Fujitsu enters the mobile WiMax base-station market with partner Airspan and unveils products designed to whet KDDI's appetite

Vodafone Plans LTE Powwow
GSMA News Analysis | 2/6/2008

Vodafone will host a meeting with vendors to discuss plans for next-generation mobile broadband standard LTE, Light Reading has learned

LTE Hits 300 Mbit/s
GSMA News Analysis | 2/6/2008

The LTE/SAE Trial Initiative has released its first lab trial results of early 4G LTE systems, boasting of a 300-Mbit/s downlink

Allot Wins Highlight Mobile Traction
News Analysis | 2/6/2008

The wireless segment is hot, as carriers seek deep packet inspection to avoid a mobile data crunch

JDSU: Positive Numbers
Craig's A-List | 2/5/2008

A 20% shot in the arm, leading into OFC season

Apple Has New 16GB iPhone
GSMA News Analysis | 2/5/2008

Will it unveil a 3G model in Barcelona?

Cable IMS Resurgence?
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2008

MSOs' hot-and-cold view on the technology is heating up again, insist execs from Ericsson and Camiant

Wideband Cometh?
The Bauminator | 2/5/2008

Videotron is set to announce a 'new very high speed Internet product' likely based on channel bonding techniques found in Docsis 3.0

SingTel's Q3 Rides Emerging Markets
News Analysis | 2/5/2008

Emerging markets accounted for 53% of SingTel's underlying net profit in its fiscal Q3

Vyyo Details Restructuring
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2008

The company says staff reductions and a focus on cable products will save $20M annually

What, No Android?
Cutting Loose | 2/5/2008

Google is conspicuously absent at London mobile developer love-fest

SEC Could Shelve Nacchio Case
News Analysis | 2/5/2008

The civil fraud charges against former Qwest boss Joseph Nacchio could get dropped due to 'matters of national security'

How Big Is Mobile?
EuroBlog | 2/5/2008

About $860 billion, apparently

A Gap at 100Gig
Craig's A-List | 2/5/2008

Certain chip startups are rare; just ask NetLogic

Fringsters Get New Fring
MO Content | 2/5/2008

Fring launches new version of mobile VOIP service

Beatles in Space
Monkey Bidness | 2/5/2008

Here, there, and everywhere

Monte Charlo
The Philter | 2/5/2008

The hottest casino on the Strip

DCAS Update
The Bauminator | 2/5/2008

We have ourselves a good old fashioned PolyCipher sighting

KPN Plans FTTx, Cuts More Staff
News Analysis | 2/5/2008

Dutch incumbent unveils its plans, including more job cuts, an FTTx rollout, and aggressive earnings forecasts

O2, 3 Merge Video Services
MO Content | 2/5/2008

O2, 3 combine user-generated mobile video services

Acme Packet Targets FMC
News Analysis | 2/5/2008

Session border controller vendor goes after wireless and fixed/mobile convergence opportunity

Telefónica Checks Out PBT
News Analysis | 2/5/2008

Spanish giant joins the growing list of Tier 1 operators checking out the potential of connection-oriented Ethernet services

On Second Thought…
The Bauminator | 2/4/2008

The FCC does have something to say about this whole cable programmer lawsuit thingie

700 MHz Auctions 'On Hold'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2008

C 'beachfront' package broken up (for now) as value of separate licenses overtakes $4.7B

Fourth Subsea Cable Down in Middle East
News Analysis | 2/4/2008

The fourth cable outage in less than a week hits the Middle East, this time between the United Arab Emirates and Qatar

Starent Shines in Q4
GSMA News Analysis | 2/4/2008

Mobile packet core equipment vendor makes good in late 2007

DVD Direct
The Bauminator | 2/4/2008

Cablevision continues to think outside the (cable) box

PicoChip Unveils LTE Reference Design
GSMA News Analysis | 2/4/2008

picoChip unveils LTE reference design that runs on same platform as its WiMax reference designs

Cable Programmers Sue FCC
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2008

Lawsuit from six national cable programmers claims last year's dual must-carry ruling violates their First Amendment rights

Zhone Founder Feared Dead in Crash
News Analysis | 2/4/2008

Jeanette Symons, 45, is believed dead after her plane crashed early Friday

WiMax Edges Closer to LTE
GSMA News Analysis | 2/4/2008

The FDD version of mobile WiMax is making progress at the WiMAX Forum, Unstrung has learned

Cablevision VOD Gets Physical
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2008

Teams with Popcorn Home Entertainment on service that enables digital subs to rent VOD films, and buy the DVD, in a single purchase

Reliance Infratel Files for IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2008

India's Reliance Communications files draft prospectus to publicly list the shares of its tower infrastructure unit

Where Are the Missing iPhones?
LR Mobile Gizmo | 2/4/2008

All over the world, apparently

ERIC’s IP Ambitions
EuroBlog | 2/4/2008

Ericsson has big plans for Redback

700 MHz Auctions, Rounds 26-27
Wireless Bits | 2/4/2008

Bids appear to be slowing down in the 700 MHz auctions

Redback Goes on the Offensive
GSMA News Analysis | 2/4/2008

Former CEO DeNuccio says he wasn't forced out, and that Redback is on the rise and targeting Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper

Disease of the Month
Monkey Bidness | 2/2/2008

And the month is young

Redback's Fate
Craig's A-List | 2/1/2008

They're saying it's not as glum as you might think

Vyyo Cuts 70+ & Closes Israel Office
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2008

Spectrum overlay specialist says it will focus solely on cable and move the bulk of its manufacturing to Asia

Communication Breakdown
LR Mobile Gizmo | 2/1/2008

AT&T EDGE outage gives iPhone users a taste of radio silence today

Moto: Spin or Sale?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2008

Analysts speculate on the fate of the mobile device division as the networking giant mulls its options

Third Cable Outage Hits Middle East
News Analysis | 2/1/2008

As if two Mediterranean cable cuts weren't enough, FLAG Telecom's Falcon cable, off the coast of Dubai, gets damaged as well

TVS Makes All-Digital Pitch
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2008

Transparent Video Systems is marketing a platform that enables ops to reclaim analog and break the Motorola/Scientific Atlanta duopoly

Reliance Updates on Profits, Capex
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2008

India's Reliance Communications boosts profits by 48.5% as it prepares to spend billions of dollars to expand its GSM network nationwide

Terabit Ethernet
The Philter | 2/1/2008

Bob Metcalfe is thinking big (again)

Infinera Shares Soar
News Analysis | 2/1/2008

A strong Q4 is worth a 35% upgrade as investors send Infinera shares skyward

700 MHz Auctions, Rounds 22 & 23
Wireless Bits | 2/1/2008

All quiet on the spectrum front

DeNuccio Replaced at Redback
News Analysis | 2/1/2008

Redback's CEO Kevin DeNuccio has been moved upstairs and a new chief has been put in place by owner Ericsson

Ericsson Cuts Jobs as H2 Bites
News Analysis | 2/1/2008

Tough market conditions mean Ericsson will cut 1,000 in Sweden and more globally

Microsoft Makes $44.6B Hostile Bid for Yahoo
News Analysis | 2/1/2008

Yahoo's stock sores more than 50% on Microsoft's unsolicited $31 per share offer

DVR Battle Not Over Yet
The Bauminator | 2/1/2008

Dish Networks says it has not exhausted its legal options in the TiVo 'Time Warp' patent case

Who Wanted WWP?
Craig's A-List | 2/1/2008

Not Cisco, but more than just Ciena

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