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Wireless Bits | 2/8/2011

9:10 AM Alcatel-Lucent gets disruptive in mobile

Extreme Runs Rings Around Backhaul
News Analysis | 2/8/2011

An Ethernet ring protocol has evolved into an ITU standard that gives Extreme Networks something to crow about

Euronews: Feb. 8
News Analysis | 2/8/2011

Telenor and Tele2 post Q4s, PacketFront does gigabit-to-the-home and TalkTalk admits to billing carnage in today's Euronews roundup

Will USF Reform Include Muni Networks?
Rewired | 2/7/2011

5:15 PM Do 'public-private partnerships' include county and muni participation?

Genachowski Tees Up USF Reform
News Analysis | 2/7/2011

No details yet, but he's promising a shift from voice to broadband and elimination of the complex intercarrier compensation process

When Will SDV Rebound?
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2011

North American MSOs have paused new SDV deployments. BigBand sees them picking up again in the second half, but analysts aren't so sure

Nokia's History of Change
Que Sera Sarah | 2/7/2011

1:30 PM Elop's appointment at Nokia kicked off a series of upper-level changes

Top 5 Candidates for Nokia's Exec Shakeup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2011

Nokia's Elop is planning to overhaul its executive team. Here's our list of whom we think the Finnish handset maker should recruit

Signs of Momentum With Rural 4G
How IOCee It | 2/7/2011

12:15 PM Rural carriers seem to have learned from their mistakes and are making headway in the race to provide 4G services

KDG Prices 100-Meg Wideband to Move
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2011

Elsewhere: FCC eyes broadband subsidies and the FBI books former Cox employee for putting porn in Comcast's Super Bowl feed in 2009

Evolution in Policy Control
LRTV Interviews | 2/7/2011

Ahead of the Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie looks at the evolution of policy control deployments and talks about the operators' ongoing efforts to engage with app developers

PBB-TE Fades a Little Further
News Analysis | 2/7/2011

Extreme Networks is putting its latest bet behind MPLS-TP, a move that edges PBB-TE even further toward the sidelines

Smart Success for WAC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2011

Philippines operator Smart Communications unveils a branded smartphone, complete with Wholesale Applications Community widgets

AlcaLu: We're Killing the Base Station
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2011

Alcatel-Lucent has seen the mobile future, and it doesn't involve traditional base stations

Euronews: Feb. 7
News Analysis | 2/7/2011

Nokia management braces for a cull, TeliaSonera looks to Poland and Vodafone puts out the Gingerbread in today's Euro telecom news digest

Bytemobile Ekes Out More Capacity
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2011

Updates to the network optimization vendor's Unison platform can mean 50% more capacity for wireless operators and OEMs

Why Didn't Cisco Buy Move Networks?
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2011

Cisco is getting Inlet for $95M, but why didn't it pull the trigger when another adaptive bit rate specialist was on the block?

OS Watch: Will Nokia Embrace WP7?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2011

Nokia doesn't want to be a joke, Verizon breaks records and a whole lot of release dates make up this week's OS diary

Ready to Join the IPv4 Cops?
Rewired | 2/4/2011

12:30 PM It's up to the Internet community to make sure the dwindling resource of numbers isn't missed

Cisco Paints Inlet Into Its Videoscape
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2011

Cisco buys into adaptive bit rate streaming and revs up its TV Everywhere play by forking over $95M for Inlet Technologies

Egypt Protests Throttle Up Web Video Traffic
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2011

Elsewhere: Mediacom sets vote on privacy bid, TiVo shines light on ad ratings and China's version of YouTube rakes in some big bucks

BT CTO: Innovating With Voice
LRTV Interviews | 2/4/2011

BT's CTO/CIO Clive Selley talks about the 21CN, voice service innovation, wireless spectrum, and West Ham's prospects in the Premier League (yes, some good ol' soccer banter)

EuroBlog | 2/4/2011

9:50 AM 'The Internet isn't about to topple over...'

Verizon Sells Out iPhone Pre-Orders, Throttles 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2011

Pre-order sellout suggests the new version of the iPhone 4 will be a big seller, as the operator reportedly plans 3G data-throttling measures for heavy users

Switch Chips Bloom at the High End
News Analysis | 2/4/2011

Merchant chips pack dozens of 10GE ports and have reached 100G. How much longer will systems vendors rely on ASICs?

Google's Chrome Laptop
Craig's A-List | 2/4/2011

9:00 AM Showing off the pilot Chrome OS laptop. It even works!

Euronews: Feb. 4
News Analysis | 2/4/2011

Lars attacks, France Telecom makes it official on fiber and Vodafone disowns Mubarak messages in today's Euro telecom news digest

O, Canada! Netflix Streaming Gets a Reprieve
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Canadian regulator delays imposing usage-based billing on smaller ISPs amid pressure from consumer groups and the government

Bubble Time?
Craig's A-List | 2/3/2011

9:15 AM It's a good time to be an optical company. When does it stop?

Cisco Lands Another Videoscape Customer
The Bauminator | 2/3/2011

5:25 PM Spain's largest MSO isn't doing Videoscape ... yet

AT&T's Dapper Den for App Developers
News Analysis | 2/3/2011

The new AT&T Foundry is just a building, but the carrier says it represents a whole new approach to innovation

Cisco: We've Got AllVid AllCovered
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Cisco wants the FCC to put the AllVid proposal on ice because the market for smart video devices is already heating up

Nokia's Flagship E7 Delayed in the UK?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Nokia's E7 schedule may have slipped again, at least in the UK

360 Networks Takes a New Angle
News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Wholesale carrier plans to dominate IP and Ethernet services for Tier 2, 3 and 4 markets in Western US

Nortel Patents Sale's Pending
LR Mobile Rumors | 2/3/2011

Bidders reportedly include patent houses, big tech companies – and Huawei and ZTE

Mobile Data's Doomsday Scenario
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2011

A provocative study commissioned by Tellabs suggests mobile operators could wave goodbye to their profits by 2013 unless they wise up

PocketGear Goes White Label
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Indy mobile app store positions itself as a partner to device makers and carriers, rather than compete for consumers in a crowded market

Charlie Ergen's Spectrum Grab
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Dish's spectrum position could rival Sprint's and T-Mobile's following a $1B play for DBSD. But what will Ergen do with it?

Hulu Resurrects Viacom Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Elsewhere in cable land: metered broadband sparks controversy in Canada and retransmission battles smack News Corp.'s bottom line

BT's CTO Preps for Video Challenge
LRTV Interviews | 2/3/2011

BT's CTO/CIO Clive Selley talks about the challenge of video traffic, net neutrality, optical developments and the use of service provider IT (SPIT) to deliver self-service capabilities to the operator's customers

AlcaLu Takes On Acme With SBC Launch
News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Alcatel-Lucent has decided it's time to go head-to-head with existing session border controller partner Acme Packet

In Carriers We Trust?
News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Nokia Siemens Networks says service providers can help their customers, and make money, by protecting and managing their private data

Solutions to 10 Service Provider Pain Points
Column | 2/3/2011

Dr. Hossein Eslambolchi gives us his take on how to fix the 10 'pain points' causing havoc in service-provider networks

Verizon Rivals Play iPhone Defense
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2011

Verizon will soon offer the iPhone to all, causing its competitors to throw out their last-ditch attempts to keep customers from switching

Nice Try, Verizon
The Bauminator | 2/2/2011

5:45 PM The FCC wins today's round in the net-neutrality rules title bout

G.hn Crashes the IEEE Home Networking Party
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/2/2011

G.hn wants a spot at the table as the IEEE works to unify management of Wi-Fi, powerline and coax-based home networks

Honeycomb Makes Things Sticky for iPad
Que Sera Sarah | 2/2/2011

3:30 PM Android's tablet OS impresses

Android Gets an Online Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/2/2011

Google offers developers an iTunes-like Web store for app downloads, and institutes in-app purchases as it tries to monetize its Market

EC Circles Huawei, ZTE
EuroBlog | 2/2/2011

2:00 PM Document questions whether bank support for Chinese vendors violates rules

Is This Really Innovation?
Rewired | 2/2/2011

1:30 PM AT&T's new mobile PBX service draws heavily from what RingCentral has been selling for years

Roku Launches Al Jazeera
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/2/2011

Elsewhere: DirecTV avoids Super Bowl blackouts, ivi finds friends, study takes the romance out of cord-cutting and Comcast-NBCU deal has lobbyists seeing green

T-Mobile Preps its First Android 3.0 Tablet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/2/2011

The LG G-Slate, sporting Google's 'Honeycomb' update of Android, is coming in the spring – with 3D glasses!

The Real Deal on Mobile Network Security
LRTV Interviews | 2/2/2011

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Patrick Donegan (along with his wild and wavy jacket) injects some much needed sanity into the mobile network security debate, and shares his views on backhaul for LTE

You Won't Find IPv4 Numbers on eBay
News Analysis | 2/2/2011

Many companies may have unused IPv4 numbers, but capitalizing on their scarcity will be difficult, though not impossible

Press 'Play Now' on the iPad
The Bauminator | 2/2/2011

7:10 AM Comcast's Xfinity streaming TV app reaches the iPad

Euronews: Feb. 2
News Analysis | 2/2/2011

Vodafone gets its man, Nokia faces a possible credit downgrade and AlcaLu morphs into BT in today's helping of EMEA telecom headlines

BT Pals Reunited
EuroBlog | 2/2/2011

5:10 AM Ben and Bland are back batting for the same team at Alcatel-Lucent

TW Cable Buys Into the Cloud
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2011

A $230M deal could help the MSO beef up its managed business services chops, keeping up with the likes of Verizon

DDoS Threats Break 100-Gig Barrier
News Analysis | 2/1/2011

Arbor's annual study shows the bad guys are marshaling enough bot computers to take down multiple trans-Atlantic links

T-Mobile to Work With Wi-Fi for Indoor Coverage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2011

T-Mobile says it will boost indoor coverage with Wi-Fi and has no plans for femtocells at this time

Comcast Back-Burners SDV (Again)
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2011

MSO puts switched digital video plans on hold as it focuses on other ways to manage precious bandwidth

US Operators Partner Up for M-Banking
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2011

More than 400M people will use mobile banking by 2015, a trend that could bode well for wireless operators, Heavy Reading reports

Are You Getting a Verizon iPhone?
Jonestown | 2/1/2011

2:00 PM The CDMA iPhone becomes available to pre-order for existing Verizon customers Thursday

Comcast, Time Warner Perchance to Stream
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2011

Long-term 'TV Everywhere' deal gives Comcast next-day VoD access while teeing up live streaming of Turner networks for later this year

Security Snag Sacks Boxee's Netflix Rollout
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2011

Elsewhere: NAB blames cable for spectrum shortage, Comcast gets its IPv6 on and Dish puts up $1B for a bankrupt company

Technically Speaking With SCTE | 2/1/2011

10:30 AM SCTE Board Chairman Bob Foote explains why the Society is reducing the size of its board from 19 to 15 members

What's With LTE?
LRTV Interviews | 2/1/2011

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown talks about the progress of the LTE market, including the prospects for TDD LTE, and discusses data offload strategies

AlcaLu's LTE Giant
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2011

Fe, fi, fo, fum ... is that the sound of Verizon's LTE network?

Euronews: Feb. 1
News Analysis | 2/1/2011

Chipmakers reveal their financials, MTS is in merger talks and AlcaLu appoints in today's roundup of essential Euro telecom news nuggets

Global Crossing's 'Different' 40G Strategy
News Analysis | 2/1/2011

New US and Europe links are part of a bigger plan for 40Gig Ethernet and long-haul 100Gig links

Telcordia Powers Sprint's Pre-Paid Biz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2011

Telcordia's SPIT tools provide the service delivery and charging mechanisms that run Sprint's four different pre-paid brands

Mformation Preps for LTE Device Onslaught
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2011

Company starts supporting all forms of mobile broadband devices, an undertaking that will become more massive once LTE is widespread

Cisco: Tablets Hog More Data Than Smart Phones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2011

But they will still only be the third-largest mobile data traffic generator in 2015, the vendor predicts

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