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Gadget Watch: Between CTIA & the iPad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2010

Set your alarm clocks on Friday night: The iPad and iPhone make gadget news now that CTIA is over

100G Startup Bags $7.2M
News Analysis | 3/31/2010

MultiPhy is working on 100G chips, but what's interesting is its potential for a different kind of 40G play UPDATED 4/1 7:50 AM

Orange Is Mad for Ads
Wireless Bits | 3/31/2010

3:40 PM Orange launches online ad marketplace in Europe

Comcast Courts Early 3DTV Adopters
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/31/2010

Only 'thousands' of consumers likely to be equipped to view The Masters in 3D, but Comcast hopes to set the stage for more 3DTV activities to come

India Watch: 3G Update, Ericsson Bumper Deal
News Analysis | 3/31/2010

More details on the spectrum auction hopefuls, plus news of a lucrative network expansion deal for Ericsson

Spooked by Spokeo
Rewired | 3/31/2010

2:30 PM While the FCC tries to keep broadband and mobile operators honest on consumer privacy, Websites are selling our souls

NEC Eyes Clouds in Europe
Wireless Bits | 3/31/2010

2:00 PM NEC hones European cloud services strategy

My Town Won't Get Google's 1-Gig
The Bauminator | 3/31/2010

1:25 PM Highlands Ranch, Colo., gets dubious honor of having one of the top five worst pitches to get Google's 1-Gig

MNP Delayed Again
AsiaBlog | 3/31/2010

12:05 PM Mobile number portability still a way off in India

WOW Gets D3 Ball Rolling
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/31/2010

Competitive cabler WideOpenWest has 'converted' 20% of its gear for Docsis 3.0, but is mum on what speeds will grace its wideband products

AsiaWatch: LTE Action Heats Up
News Analysis | 3/31/2010

NTT DoCoMo gets commercial LTE equipment, Singapore ponders new spectrum for 4G, and TD-LTE tests in China carry on

Huawei Doubles Profits in 2009
News Analysis | 3/31/2010

The Chinese vendor benefits from exchange rate fluctuations that send its net income up by 133%

CTIA 2010: Verizon's Brian Higgins
LRTV Interviews | 3/31/2010

Verizon's executive director of LTE ecosystem development explains what types of applications and devices might lend themselves to having LTE capabilities baked in

CTIA 2010: Verizon's Brian Higgins
LRTV Interviews | 3/31/2010

Verizon's executive director of LTE ecosystem development explains what types of applications and devices might lend themselves to having LTE capabilities baked in

Verizon, IBM Offer Cloud-Based Data Backup
News Analysis | 3/31/2010

New service would replace tape backups and target large enterprises with major data footprint

Rumor: The CDMA iPhone Rides Again
Rumors | 3/30/2010

There's more chatter about a CDMA iPhone coming to Verizon sometime in the Fall

NSN Takes Telefónica to HSPA+
Wireless Bits | 3/30/2010

5:35 PM Spain is hot for mobile broadband

Qwest, IBM Team to Secure SMBs
News Analysis | 3/30/2010

New managed security and network management services aimed at enterprises with fewer than 15,000 employees

EPIX Gains Traction With 'TV Everywhere' Model
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/30/2010

Premium programmer still has some big deals to land, but its hybrid, broadband-enhanced distribution model has helped it score early on

Vertical Integration Takes Its Lumps
News Analysis | 3/30/2010

Optical systems vendors might be considering vertical integration, but vendors at OFC/NFOEC had plenty of arguments against the idea

Off-Loading the iPad
Jonestown | 3/30/2010

2:45 PM Will 3G tablet owners pay extra to get better in-home coverage for their in-home gizmo?

French Fried DTAs
The Bauminator | 3/30/2010

1:30 PM LogiWays tries its hand at obtaining the FCC's blessing on cheap channel-zappers

Bharti Secures $10.7B African Acquisition
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2010

Indian carrier seals $10.7B acquisition of Zain's African operations, making it one of the world's largest mobile operators

Femto Plugfest
Wireless Bits | 3/30/2010

12:30 PM It's a big day for the little home base stations

Carrier Ethernet Access Platform Market Abuzz
Ethernet Exposed | 3/30/2010

NOON The global CEAP market is poised for dramatic growth in 2010 and beyond

TV Makers: 3D Is Not a Fad
Contentinople | 3/30/2010

11:30 AM Manufacturers are throwing down big marketing bucks to convince consumers that 3DTV is here to stay

CTIA 2010: Final Thoughts
The Philter | 3/30/2010

10:40 AM Here are four big themes I took away from last week's CTIA 2010

India's Smartphone Battlezone
News Analysis | 3/30/2010

As data services become more popular and 3G approaches, competition in India's smartphone sector is heating up, with HTC stoking the flames

Knology Bumps Into Charter
The Bauminator | 3/30/2010

8:20 AM Competitive MSO targets Auburn, Ala., for its 'fill-in' and 'edge-out' growth strategy

Suddenlink Unleashes 107-Meg Wideband Tier
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/30/2010

MSO takes the wraps off the fastest downstream D3 tier in the US, targeting the $107 per month service to three Texas markets where it tangles with AT&T U-verse UPDATED 10:25 AM

Ubiquisys Busts $100 Femto Barrier
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2010

UK femtocell firm Ubiquisys claims it has broken through the $100 wholesale price barrier for the little home base stations

Harbinger Preps LTE Via Satellite
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2010

Private equity firm plans to build a national LTE network using a combination of terrestrial and satellite equipment

CTIA 2010: Distributed Packet Core?
The Philter | 3/30/2010

6:00 AM Following Light Reading's DPI conference at CTIA, Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains the challenges with a distributed packet core

OFC/NFOEC 2010 in Pictures
Slide Shows | 3/29/2010

With help from 100G and a bit of economic recovery, OFC/NFOEC got some of its luster back

RIM Buys Up App Partner
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2010

RIM snaps up popular BlackBerry app developer Viigo

Clearwire Paves Way for LTE in US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2010

Clearwire has asked the 3GPP standards body to start work on specs that will enable TD-LTE to be deployed in US at 2.6GHz

OFC/NFOEC's Next Home
Craig's A-List | 3/29/2010

3:40 PM It isn't San Diego, but then, what is?

SPIT Watch: Comarch Eyes Expansion
News Analysis | 3/29/2010

Euro SPIT player targets international growth, with a particular focus on Central Europe and Asia/Pacific

DirecTV Gets More 3DTV Game
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/29/2010

DirecTV is first to sign up for ESPN 3D, a part-time network that will complement a trio of 3DTV channels the satco will introduce this June

Apple Begins Shipping iPads
Contentinople | 3/29/2010

9:50 AM And some are predicting it could sell as many as 10M this year

Ericsson Boasts Major China Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2010

Swedish giant announces framework supplier deals with China Mobile and China Unicom worth a potential $1.8 billion

Shaw Vetting FTTH for All New Builds
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/29/2010

Shaw's 1-Gig trials in Vancouver and Calgary will lay the foundation for an FTTH architecture the MSO intends to someday use in greenfield situations

CTIA 2010 Photos: Meet the Editors/Analysts
Slide Shows | 3/29/2010

More than 100 execs from dozens of companies mingled with Light Reading editors and Heavy Reading analysts last week at CTIA

Suddenlink: US Cable's New Speed King?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/26/2010

MSO 'did not issue' possible leaked announcement that it is launching a 107-Meg Docsis 3.0 tier in Texas on Monday

Ethernet Europe 2010 Preview
Ethernet Exposed | 3/26/2010

5:15 PM Here's a look at what to expect from the show, on April 12 and 13 in London

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 3/26/2010

5:00 PM What if WiMax Wins?

The Bauminator | 3/26/2010

4:25 PM With apologies to The Tubes, it's gonna drive you insane

SPIT Watch: Telco 2.0 Tools & M&A
News Analysis | 3/26/2010

The TM Forum's latest efforts help carriers adapt, Amdocs buys again, and other news from the world of Service Provider IT (SPIT)

TiVo-Dish DVR Skirmish Nears End Game
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/26/2010

Judge extends stay on Dish's injunction to April 30, putting the satellite player a step closer to a DVR cull or more sanctions

Nokia Snaps Up Microbrowser Maven
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/26/2010

Buyout of Chicago transcoding company should enable Nokia to add more Internet services to its low- and mid-tier handsets

IPTV Forum: ETB Plans Telco TV Debut
News Analysis | 3/26/2010

For Colombia's incumbent fixed carrier, the best form of defense looks to be an assault on the triple-play market

It's the Quality, Stupid
LR Mobile Column | 3/26/2010

Mobile network operators are poised to increase their investment in IP service assurance technologies

Facebook 'Likes' the Whole Web
Contentinople | 3/26/2010

11:00 AM The site plans to introduce a Web-wide 'Like' button

C&W Does the Splits
EuroBlog | 3/26/2010

9:40 AM What was Cable & Wireless is now two separate companies

CTIA 2010: Where's Carrier Support for 3G iPad?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/26/2010

We found microSIMs for the 3G iPad on the CTIA show floor, but so far there's little sign of carrier support for the 3G tablet beyond AT&T

CTIA 2010: Vegas Gadget Revue
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/26/2010

CTIA wasn't just about the Sprint WiMax phone, even if it felt like that sometimes

So, What Is Verizon’s LTE Launch Date?
Jonestown | 3/26/2010

8:30 AM Playing the Vegas guessing game

Charter Adjusts Its Mobile Apptitude
The Bauminator | 3/25/2010

4:30 PM MSO enters the mobile game by offering apps for BlackBerry smartphones, Apple iPhones, and iPod Touch devices

Time Warner Cable Flies WiFi in NYC
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/25/2010

MSO's two-pronged WiFi play hooks into a budding homegrown network and to Cablevision's much larger WiFi canopy

CTIA 2010: The LTE Smartphone Scramble
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2010

No matter which US carrier launches smartphones first, Samsung could be a big winner in the next-gen race

Booth Photo Tour Report Card
EuroBlog | 3/25/2010

3:15 PM Who got the highest grade at MWC 2010?

Qwest Seeks $350M for Rural Broadband Push
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/25/2010

Telco seeks stimulus funds to extend download speeds up to 40 Mbit/s to 500,000 broadband-starved homes, schools, and businesses

Five Things You Need to Know About Policy & DPI
Rewired | 3/25/2010

2:30 PM A short summary of Light Reading's Policy, DPI and Mobile Packet Core event here at CTIA

IPTV Forum: Optimus Hails New Discovery
News Analysis | 3/25/2010

Portuguese operator is adding Orca Interactive's content discovery and recommendation tools to its service to gain an edge on its many rivals

OFC/NFOEC: For ROADMs, Less Is More
News Analysis | 3/25/2010

In the ROADM world, gridless could be the next big thing after colorless and directionless – and like a lot of optical tricks, it's an old one

CTIA 2010: Qualcomm's Tony Lutz
LRTV Interviews | 3/25/2010

Qualcomm's director of product management for MediaFLO helps us appreciate the real power of the network carrying the FLO TV service. Interestingly, this media-friendly transport vehicle is not a direct mobile carrier competitor

CTIA 2010: RealNetworks' Ted Leonard
LRTV Interviews | 3/25/2010

How do you reach every major handset variant with the same video content? RealNetworks says it has an answer with a new service called the Mobile Video Portal

CTIA 2010: PayPal's Eric Duprat
LRTV Interviews | 3/25/2010

PayPal confirms a harsh reality in mobile payments: Carriers simply aren't participating in what could be a very vibrant consumer market

CTIA 2010: Femto Spotting in Vegas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2010

AT&T's national rollout announcement is the headline femto event at CTIA, but it's not the only femto fun going on in Vegas

Bharti Closes In on African Acquisition
News Analysis | 3/25/2010

After two aborted attempts to expand into the mobile-hungry African market, Bharti Airtel looks set to close its purchase of Zain Africa

CTIA 2010: Putting Handsets to the Test
The Philter | 3/25/2010

9:00 AM At Metrico's (poorly lit) booth, we see a way of objectively testing handset performance before the devices get to a carrier network

India 3G: What's That Spectrum Worth?
News Analysis | 3/25/2010

How much will the Indian government raise from the upcoming spectrum auction? Maybe not as much as it had hoped, says analyst

OFC/NFOEC: Startups Chase 100G
News Analysis | 3/25/2010

Even in a crowded optical market, the promise of a difficult problem sparks the startup bug

CTIA 2010: DoCoMo's Wild Concepts
Jonestown | 3/25/2010

8:15 AM You can rely on the Japanese giant to have some seriously high-concept hardware in its CTIA booth

CTIA 2010: Can Carriers Cash In On Mobile Payments?
The Philter | 3/25/2010

7:00 AM In talking to several mobile payment services, I get the feeling the carriers are missing a big opportunity to... Look! Girls!

CTIA Update: Day Three at CTIA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2010

Here is the final installment of Light Reading's handy show guide for surviving CTIA 2010 in Las Vegas

Real. Mobile. TV
The Philter | 3/24/2010

7:00 PM As with any other real TV service, the game changer appears to be having a dedicated network that can stand up to consumer demand

CTIA 2010: T-Mobile Talks Up 3G in the USA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

DT CEO says T-Mobile USA may soon offer the 'most competitive' 3G network in the US

Cablevision, Verizon Set Stage for 3DTV Battle
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Cablevision enters the 3DTV era tonight, while rival Verizon prepares to offer 3D content via FioS TV by the 2010 holiday buying season

Worst Demo Explanation Ever?
The Philter | 3/24/2010

5:45 PM At the Ericsson booth, Phil attempts to explain an unmanned demo station

CTIA 2010: Clearwire's Mike Sievert
LRTV Interviews | 3/24/2010

3G technologies are slower, more expensive, and don't provide as good a consumer experience, according to Clearwire's chief commercial officer

News Analysis | 3/24/2010

JDSU gets a 100G win, while Finisar and Oclaro try on new sizes

CTIA 2010: HD, Enterprise Drive Acme Packet
News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Enterprise business is responsible for an Acme milestone, and the company preps for the age of high-def voice calls

CTIA 2010: AT&T Femtos Go Commercial in April
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

AT&T will start deploying Cisco-developed 3G femtocells for real in April

IPTV Forum: FastWeb Turns On to OTT
News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Italian triple-play specialist is looking for ways to integrate over-the-top content into its IPTV mix as it tries to attract more customers

CTIA 2010: Adtran Stresses Backhaul Flexibility
News Analysis | 3/24/2010

New multiservice gateway supports Ethernet and TDM over copper or fiber, in ring or point-to-point deployments

Cox Finds Friends for 3G Wireless Trials in Omaha
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Cox says some 'friendly' subs are being billed for mobile services in Nebraska as MSO closes in on broader wireless launches in three markets

CTIA 2010: Verizon LTE Gets Friendly
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Verizon says 'friendly user trials' are next up for LTE and explains why backhaul is 'sexy'... and crucial

Living in an Immaterial World
The Bauminator | 3/24/2010

3:50 PM Widevine and Verimatrix settle their video security patent spat, but a king's ransom wasn't paid

CTIA 2010: Verizon Picks AlcaLu for LTE Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Verizon reveals backhaul strategy and suppliers for its LTE network at the CTIA show in Las Vegas

EuroBlog | 3/24/2010

2:10 PM BT has a new CIO... and he's a Hammer!

CTIA 2010: Hesse – LTE Will Be Bigger But We Are First
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Sprint CEO frankly lays out why mobile WiMax is still the right choice for Sprint, while Clearwire chief says all operators will be using the same 4G tech in the future

Calix Stock Leaps on NYSE Debut
News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Infrastructure vendor sees its share price leap more than 38% in early trading after it lists at the top end of its range

CTIA 2010: Camiant Lands LTE Gig at Verizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Verizon Wireless will use policy control specialist's tech to help manage its LTE, and some 3G, data traffic

CTIA 2010: Towerstream's Mel Yarbrough
LRTV Interviews | 3/24/2010

The chief revenue officer of Towerstream gives us a perspective on being a fixed wireless ISP at a time when valuations are low, government assistance is appealing, and connectivity demands for businesses are becoming more aggressive

CTIA 2010: Sprint's Iyad Tarazi
LRTV Interviews | 3/24/2010

Sprint's VP of network development and engineering discusses his company's 4G network, its 4G investment, femtocell development, and device possibilities

Ericsson: Mobile Data Is King
The Philter | 3/24/2010

10:45 AM Social media will accelerate data consumption, eventually changing how we pay for services

IPTV Forum: BT Canvases for Broadband TV
News Analysis | 3/24/2010

BT takes to the podium at the IPTV World Forum in London, but doesn't talk about its telco TV service

Mobile Gaming at CTIA
The Philter | 3/24/2010

10:20 AM Mobility has changed gaming forever, especially if you have a giant, cable-connected race car in your living room

CTIA 2010: Backhaul's Big in Vegas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Wireless backhaul is buzzing at the CTIA show in Las Vegas this week

Convergence India: Alvarion Eyes WiMax Growth
News Analysis | 3/24/2010

WiMax vendor is encouraged by the number of firms interested in India's BWA spectrum auction

CTIA 2010: Telcordia Gets Personal With Policy
News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Telcordia is promoting an expanded use for policy control capabilities

OFC/NFOEC 2010: Ciena's New Look
Craig's A-List | 3/24/2010

7:15 AM A rush job? You decide

CTIA Update: Day Two at CTIA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2010

Light Reading Mobile's guide to CTIA highlights the top news, plus what not to miss

Big Cable Joins the Broadband Stimulus Fray
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/23/2010

A batch of cable friends, outside agencies, and even some rivals hope to secure $52 million to help drive broadband adoption in low-income housing areas

CTIA 2010: Qualcomm Snags First Femto Wins
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Qualcomm claims a developer agreement with ZTE for 3G CDMA femtocells, and other customer announcements are on the way

Details on Sprint's EVO
The Philter | 3/23/2010

6:15 PM Sprint's new superphone seems all set for video sharing and filling up a fat 4G pipe

CTIA 2010: Sprint Goes Supersonic
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2010

It's here! Sprint gives the HTC EVO WiMax and 3G Android smartphone a Vegas-style debut

CTIA 2010: Data Overtakes Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Ericsson findings likely to put even more pressure on unlimited data plans in the US

Android Attack
The Philter | 3/23/2010

5:30 PM Phil makes an obvious point about why developers should take a look at Android, even though it doesn't have a huge market share

OFC/NFOEC: Why Verizon Wants Terabit
News Analysis | 3/23/2010

In the debate over what comes next after 400G, Verizon is willing to wait for Terabit Ethernet, if it has to

Interview Tease: Sprint's Iyad Tarazi
The Philter | 3/23/2010

2:45 PM In our coverage of Sprint, we talk about Sprint's coverage of us. Hmmm...

IPTV Forum: AlcaLu Ups Its Multimedia Game
News Analysis | 3/23/2010

After years of talking about convergence, Alcatel-Lucent appears to have put together a workable multimedia, multi-screen delivery strategy

India 3G: BSNL Hits 1M
AsiaBlog | 3/23/2010

2:10 PM Finally, some positive news from BSNL

CTIA 2010: Enter the Handsets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Android dominates so far, but there's a whiff of next-gen handset development too here in Vegas

IPTV Forum: Three-Screen Fever
News Analysis | 3/23/2010

AlcaLu and Nokia Siemens were just two of the IPTV sector's players with new 'three-screen' propositions at the IPTV World Forum in London

Baby Killers
Monkey Bidness | 3/23/2010

1:30 PM The healthcare debate reaches new heights

CTIA 2010: Clearwire, Sprint Push 4G Advantage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Clearwire and Sprint take bites out of AT&T's apple with new devices that can connect the iPhone and iPad to their 4G networks

Google Ends Censoring in China
Contentinople | 3/23/2010

12:45 PM But China isn't done fighting back

TellyTopia's Cable Pitch: Embrace OTT Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Budding 'Moveez' service aims to give MSOs and their customers access to VoD libraries filled with more than 100,000 titles

RG CTO: App-Aware Services Coming Soon
News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Multinationals want services that prioritize and protect their apps, and the market is about to deliver, says Reliance Globalcom's Kamran Sistanizadeh

Will Vodafone Bid SFR Adieu?
Wireless Bits | 3/23/2010

9:05 AM Vivendi eyes Vodafone's stake in French operator SFR

Competition Squeezes China Telecom's ARPU
News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Fixed-line giant is feeling the pinch as rivalry intensifies among China's big three carriers

OFC/NFOEC: Mergers Haven't Gone Far Enough
News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Optical components still need consolidation, but it's debatable whether being bought by systems companies is the answer

CTIA Update: Opening Day at CTIA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2010

Light Reading Mobile's CTIA show guide helps you navigate the biggest wireless event in the US

A Cell Phone Recycler
The Philter | 3/22/2010

10:00 PM The former CEO of Radio Shack has started a company to help recycle cell phones, and Sprint is its first customer

Where Are Comcast's IPv6 Volunteers?
The Bauminator | 3/22/2010

5:00 PM There's a map for that

IPTV Watch: It's So OTT!
News Analysis | 3/22/2010

What's pushing people's telco-TV buttons? As IPTV World Forum opens its doors in London, we look at the tech trends and latest sub numbers

German LTE Auction Is Set
Wireless Bits | 3/22/2010

1:30 PM Operators lose legal battle over auction rules

Heavy Reading: IPTV Health Check
LRTV Interviews | 3/22/2010

Heavy Reading analyst Adi Kishore gives his prognosis on the IPTV market to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre, and provides a guide to the hot telco TV technologies as the IPTV World Forum opens its doors in London

Hillcrest: Hulu May Be Is Blocking 'Kylo' TV Browser
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/22/2010

Update: Hillcrest says Hulu confirmed with it directly that the Web video JV is preventing the 'Kylo' browser from playing Hulu videos

Did Hulu Hamstring Hillcrest's TV Browser?
The Bauminator | 3/22/2010

10:55 AM Hillcrest says there's something fishy going on

CTIA Preview: WiMax Smartphone, LTE & iGloves!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2010

A look at the week ahead at the CTIA show in Las Vegas

MWC 2010 Photos: Huawei Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/22/2010

Could the Chinese vendor up its game from last year?

Telcos to Consumers: Help Yourself
News Analysis | 3/22/2010

Telecom service providers are investing heavily in self-help for consumers, both to improve service and reduce costs

Ciena/Nortel Product Plans Revealed
News Analysis | 3/22/2010

Ciena's switches are still frontline players, but Nortel's OM 6500 gets a surprisingly big share of the limelight

The Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 3/22/2010

7:10 AM What will Clearwire do with all its spectrum?

Hillcrest Web Browser Targets Cord Cutters
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/22/2010

Hillcrest hopes to juice sales of its iconic 'Loop' remote with a free, TV-friendly browser that supports Hulu and other over-the-top video services

Imagine Seeking a New CEO
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/19/2010

Jamie Howard will become a board member after video tech startup finds a replacement and expands into the Internet and mobile video markets

LTE Watch: More Verizon Speed Tidbits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2010

Verizon says LTE can support 5-Mbit/s-plus average downlinks even for users on the move

Can Vendors Build Their Optical Components?
News Analysis | 3/19/2010

Should systems vendors build their own optical modules or components, like in the old days? Sources say it's not so far-fetched an idea

TIA Jumps Back Into the Event Pool
News Analysis | 3/19/2010

Former co-sponsor of Supercomm announces new event for June 2011, focusing on innovation

Comcast Unit Sizes Up 4:1 HD Compression
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/19/2010

The Comcast Media Center conducted a bakeoff this week to evaluate video gear that can pack four MPEG-2 streams into one 6MHz channel

EASSy Does It in Africa
News Analysis | 3/19/2010

The Eastern Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSy) is set to land in Kenya any day, adding to the continent's international capacity

Cable ITV Watch: VoD Gets MSO, Studio Boost
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/19/2010

$30 million earmarked for cable VoD tilt, TiVo has the gun to Dish's head, and early adopters love their 3DTV

Bids Flood In for India's Spectrum Auctions
News Analysis | 3/19/2010

So who actually wants to bid for 3G and broadband wireless access spectrum in India? Here's the definitive rundown

FCC Approves More Chinese DTAs
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/19/2010

Coship becomes the second China-based supplier to win FCC approval for simple channel-zappers that are becoming key to cable's analog reclamation

YouTube Calls Out Viacom
Contentinople | 3/19/2010

11:15 AM YouTube claims Viacom demanded removal of videos it secretly uploaded itself

Five Things to Watch at CTIA
The Philter | 3/19/2010

10:35 AM To help us get ready, Paul Kapustka lists all the things he hopes to learn from this year's wireless extravaganza

MoCA Eyes Europe
The Bauminator | 3/18/2010

5:35 PM Its new land of plenty?

AT&T, Verizon Undecided on LTE Pricing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2010

Unlimited data plans or metered use for LTE? AT&T and Verizon aren't saying yet

Looking Ahead to OFC/NFOEC
The Philter | 3/18/2010

4:00 PM Is the 40-Gig vs. 100-Gig debate over? Not just yet, says Andrew Schmitt of Infonetics Research

John Chambers's Bracket
Craig's A-List | 3/18/2010

3:25 PM Cisco CEO faces potential near-worst-case scenario

Charter Gears Up for Interactive Ad Rollout
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/18/2010

MSO appears to be getting its Canoe Ventures oar in the water following hookup with Concurrent and FourthWall Media

China Mobile Crunches Its Capex
News Analysis | 3/18/2010

After its initial 3G splurge, China Mobile plans annual cuts in capex for the next three years as it unveils its 2009 financial results

Ceton Delays CableCARD PC-TV Tuner
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/18/2010

Ceton's taking pre-orders for the InfiniTV4 tuner for Windows Media Center PCs, with shipments slated to begin May 31

Telstra Checks Out LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2010

Australian incumbent to start field trials in May with three vendor partners

Swedes Need 1-Gig
EuroBlog | 3/18/2010

11:45 AM Ericsson's new FTTH box is in demand in Sweden

AlcaLu Bolsters LTE Core Strategy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2010

A key missing ingredient – 2G/3G support – is added as Alcatel-Lucent officially launches its Evolved Packet Core

Amazon Threatens Publishers
Contentinople | 3/18/2010

10:20 AM The retail giant has said it will cease sales of any publisher that doesn't agree to a list of terms

Google Tunes In to TV
EuroBlog | 3/18/2010

9:40 AM Next stop for the online giant's Android OS: your TV set

India 3G: Bharti Weighs In
AsiaBlog | 3/18/2010

6:50 AM India's biggest mobile operator enters 3G spectrum race

After Turbulent 2009, CLECs Feeling Upbeat
News Analysis | 3/17/2010

Business growth and a booming wireless backhaul market have competitive players expecting much better things in 2010

Gadget Watch: Google's Nexus Spreads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2010

Just ahead of CTIA, Google preps the Nexus One for AT&T 3G and CDMA launches

Comcast Seals Up Cimco
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/17/2010

FCC clears the way for MSO's buy of the Chicago-based CLEC, but Cimco Detroit-area customers may need to seek a new service provider

DT Revamp Puts FTTH in Focus
News Analysis | 3/17/2010

Deutsche Telekom has unveiled its new strategy, with a focus on five growth areas and a target of millions of FTTH homes by 2012

(Still) Defining Net Neutrality
The Philter | 3/17/2010

4:15 PM Service providers are asked to use reasonable network management practices. But who gets to say what's reasonable?

India 3G: Aircel Preps Bid
AsiaBlog | 3/17/2010

1:55 PM Reports suggest Aircel will apply to take part in the 3G spectrum auction

Cisco Wants New QoS for Video
News Analysis | 3/17/2010

Alongside a revamp of its fixed-switch portfolio, Cisco promises future standards to let enterprises prioritize video traffic

Weighing the FCC's Gateway
The Bauminator | 3/17/2010

12:15 PM The NCTA doesn't hate on it, while DirecTV thinks the approach would hinder, not hasten, set-top innovation

Verizon Lawsuit Targets Cablevision Boxes, ITV
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/17/2010

Telco trying to block MSO from importing three high-end Scientific Atlanta/Cisco set-tops, claiming they infringe several Verizon patents

India's WiMax Camp Wants Intel's Support
News Analysis | 3/17/2010

Wimax Forum India's chairman wants to see Intel jump into India's spectrum auction to rival Qualcomm's move

So Who's Pals With Qualcomm?
AsiaBlog | 3/17/2010

9:40 AM Speculation already rife about Qualcomm's TD-LTE friends in India

Qualcomm Unveils LTE Plans for India
News Analysis | 3/17/2010

Mobile chip giant plans to bid for broadband wireless access spectrum in India to help introduce TD-LTE to the country

ROADMs Get Sized Up
News Analysis | 3/17/2010

The first wave of 1x23 wavelength-selective switches will get demo time at OFC/NFOEC next week

The Broadband Plan: Vendor Viewpoint
The Philter | 3/17/2010

6:45 AM Adtran's Gary Bolton says the FCC's latest opus is 'inspirational'

Brazil Preps for Mobile Upheaval
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2010

New license rules and spectrum allocation could lead to mobile mayhem in the land of caipirinhas

Does 'Free' Have a Second Act?
Rewired | 3/16/2010

5:40 PM The FCC has the fun task of convincing the broadcast industry to give up spectrum it's always used for free – does that ever work?

Masters 3DTV Coverage Exclusive to Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2010

Telco and satellite TV subs will remain in the gallery when Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and other big MSOs tee up 3D coverage of the Masters next month UPDATED 3/22 5:00 PM

FCC Floats 'Simple' Gateway, CableCARD Rules
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2010

FCC aims to spark a competitive set-top market by requiring all TV service operators to start using a dumbed-down bridging device by 2013

FCC Proposes 300MHz More Spectrum by 2015
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2010

The National Broadband Plan suggests re-allocating 120MHz of TV spectrum, among other auctions, to try to address the US spectrum shortage

India Watch: The Road to 3G
News Analysis | 3/16/2010

The process that will end with the auction of 3G spectrum in India has begun, so what's up for grabs?

StarHub Leads in Singapore Dual Carrier Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2010

Competitive carrier edges ahead of incumbent SingTel in mobile broadband services battle with dual-carrier deployment

Cablevision Pays Up for SDV
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2010

MSO agrees to pay FCC $25,000 and to conform to several 'compliance measures' to settle a spat tied to switched digital video rollouts

Broadsoft Files for IPO
News Analysis | 3/16/2010

After years of preparation, hosted IP voice applications specialist finally files for a Nasdaq listing, seeking to raise $103.5M

Copper or Fiber? CLECs Want Access to Both
News Analysis | 3/16/2010

Some CLECs worry that copper lines will be retired too early, while others are pushing the FCC to force access to fiber lines

The National Broadband Plan
The Bauminator | 3/16/2010

11:10 AM Here it is — start your downloads...

CBS's Ad Madness
Contentinople | 3/16/2010

10:00 AM Network sells out ads for its live Web coverage of the NCAA tournament

FCC Plan to Revamp USF, Intercarrier Payments
News Analysis | 3/16/2010

Two major hot buttons for telecom industry would undergo major changes over a 10-year transition period under Broadband Plan proposals

Battling ‘Crappy Pictures’
Cable Guy | 3/16/2010

8:05 AM Canadian MSOs say the monitoring tools at their disposal aren't always enough to get a handle on signal quality issues

Will Churn Burn India's Mobile Operators?
News Analysis | 3/16/2010

Will the introduction of mobile number portability in India herald a rush by users to switch to an alternative service provider?

Moto's Mobile Networks Conundrum
Wireless Bits | 3/16/2010

6:55 AM Report suggests Moto is still mulling an exit from the mobile networks sector

Eastern Europe Set for Broadband Surge
News Analysis | 3/16/2010

Central and Eastern Europe look ripe for fixed and wireless broadband service uptake, according to a new report from Pyramid Research

Arbinet Expands on Carrier Services
News Analysis | 3/15/2010

By enabling carriers to offer multiple types of services within a single trunk, Arbinet claims to reduce opex and capex

100G Watch: OFC/NFOEC Warmup
News Analysis | 3/15/2010

Verizon is making plans for the 100G generation, Facebook keeps preaching for a post-100G plan, and more

AirWalk Preps LTE Picocell Proto for CTIA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2010

Tiny CDMA base-station specialist claims it's the first to have a 'proof-of-concept' LTE picocell to show off

Gateway to Heaven or Hell?
The Bauminator | 3/15/2010

5:10 PM FCC's network-neutral 'gateway' plan is an approach that's fabulous or flawed, depending on the party

NetCracker Flexes Its SPIT Muscle
News Analysis | 3/15/2010

Deutsche Telekom turns to NEC-owned NetCracker for a significant role in its NGN transformation plans

FCC Seeks 1-Gig Speeds at 'Anchor Institutions'
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2010

FCC's initial broadband plan goals have some Google-ness to them, calling for 'affordable' speeds of 1-Gbit/s or more for schools, hospitals, and military installations

Mediacom Snipping VoIP Ties to Sprint
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2010

Mediacom, like Time Warner Cable, plans to bring its VoIP services in-house starting later this year

Is BSNL in Revamp Mode?
AsiaBlog | 3/15/2010

12:55 PM Evidence suggests the Indian state-owned carrier might be acting on external advice

Is IPv6 Finally on the Verge?
News Analysis | 3/15/2010

After 10 years of predictions that IPv4 addresses would run out, a transition to IPv6 appears to be gaining some sense of urgency

AT&T Heads for Mobile Clouds
Wireless Bits | 3/15/2010

10:55 AM Carrier updates mobile content sharing and messaging

ST Telemedia on APAC Spree
News Analysis | 3/15/2010

Two investments in a matter of days boost the international and regional mobile assets of diverse telecom services firm ST Telemedia

Nortel Profits From Asset Sales
News Analysis | 3/15/2010

The sell-off process pushed Nortel's Q4 numbers out of the red to a near $1.8B profit

Lawsuits Loom for UK LTE Auction
Wireless Bits | 3/15/2010

9:20 AM While consumers in the US, Japan, and elsewhere enjoy LTE services, British mobile broadband will be stuck in court

Vodafone Loses Its Way(finder)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2010

Mobile operator opts to shut down its navigation service as competitors offer the same for free

SDV Gains in Great White North
Cable Guy | 3/15/2010

8:50 AM Canadian MSOs are singing the praises of switched digital video

Maine Fiber Network Comes Under Fire
News Analysis | 3/12/2010

Three-Ring Binder got $25 million in broadband stimulus money, but opposition from Fairpoint is threatening its future

MWC 2010 Photos: Motorola Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/12/2010

Moto joined this year's photo booth tour set, but what would it highlight in just 10 minutes?

CableLabs Specs Tru2way Set-Back Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2010

Cable's R&D arm has quietly released the technical baseline for a new tru2way-based 'thin chassis' box that has retail ambitions

What's Your EPC Readiness?
The Philter | 3/12/2010

5:00 PM Go ahead. Measure it. We won't laugh

BT Sticks With Microsoft for IPTV
News Analysis | 3/12/2010

The longtime Mediaroom customer says it's still happy with Microsoft's IPTV package

Cable's Seven-Fold Path
The Bauminator | 3/12/2010

4:20 PM To retail Nirvana...

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 3/12/2010

2:20 PM Can Sprint 4G hop onto the iPad bandwagon?

100G Standards Aim for Lower Costs
News Analysis | 3/12/2010

The first 100G links are bound to be expensive, but the hope is that the prices will drop faster than they have for 40G

SeaChange Softens Up, Cuts Staff
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2010

Company promotes Yvette Kanouff to president, but will cut up to 4% of its staff as it streamlines and puts its software biz under one roof

EXFO Builds a Nest in the LTE Test Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2010

Canadian test vendor buys into the 3G and LTE testing sector with the acquisition of Finnish specialist NetHawk

LTE Watch: Qualcomm's Next-Gen Bid in India
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2010

Qualcomm rumored to be eyeing BWA in India, Verizon CTO reiterates that all-you-can-eat data plans can't last, and more

Apple Opens iPad Pre-Orders
Contentinople | 3/12/2010

11:20 AM Let the insanity begin

China Mobile Opens $5.8B Bank Account
News Analysis | 3/12/2010

Operator buys a 20 percent stake in Shanghai bank to seal mobile finance application development deal

Italian Fraud Probe Intensifies
EuroBlog | 3/12/2010

7:45 AM Who knew what in $2.7B money-laundering scandal?

Policy Watch: Another Grilling for Comcast-NBCU
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2010

The FCC and DoJ promise rigorous review of Comcast-NBCU deal, ops want federal help with TV retrans, and the FCC readies its broadband plan

Report: Verizon Plans LTE Phone by Mid-2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2010

Dualmode CDMA and LTE will be the order of the day for early smartphones using the new technology

Time Warner Cable to 'Go It Alone' With VoIP
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2010

Analyst estimates that the MSO's decision could cost Sprint as much as $250 million annually over the next four years

Juniper Beefs Up TeliaSonera's Core
News Analysis | 3/11/2010

Making sure we don't forget there are routers besides the CRS-3, Juniper announces its first TX Matrix Plus customer

Execs Downplay Web Video Threat
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2010

Cable and media execs say over-the-top video will need much more than hype to topple MSOs and satcos from their TV perch

Soaking Up the CRS-3
The Philter | 3/11/2010

1:20 PM Cisco's big announcement wasn't a phone, a camera, or something fun. But it is the start of something big...

Comcast's Internet Meter Hits Home
The Bauminator | 3/11/2010

12:45 PM But did I come close to hitting the MSO's monthly 250-Gigabyte ceiling?

T-Mobile Steps Up HSPA+ in Philly
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2010

T-Mobile now has a HSPA+ dongle for Philadelphia. Where will it launch faster 3G next?

Zoom Grooms D3 Modem for Retail
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2010

Motorola's Docsis 3.0 modems will soon have some company on retail shelves after Zoom's model gets blessed by CableLabs

Yeast Incarnation
Monkey Bidness | 3/11/2010

11:30 AM Marmite from heaven

Facebook v. Daily Mail
Contentinople | 3/11/2010

10:20 AM Facebook threatens to sue UK tabloid over claims that it endangers teens

SingTel Shows Off LTE
AsiaBlog | 3/11/2010

6:55 AM Ericsson teams with carrier to demo LTE in Singapore

Gadget Watch: Android's Growth Spurt
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2010

Google looks likely to overtake Microsoft in US smartphone market share if the OS continues growing in popularity

Internet Video: Problem Unsolved
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2010

The surge of 'over the top' Internet video has only begun, and it threatens to have huge repercussions for network operators

TWC Shops Interactive Tune-In Spots
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/10/2010

Time Warner Cable's getting ready to go national with interactive ads that prompt subs to set TV show reminders and DVR recordings

Comdex Virtual
Craig's A-List | 3/10/2010

3:30 PM Admit it; you miss the old days

My DVR Is Not Dying
The Philter | 3/10/2010

3:00 PM Why are the companies saying that DVRs are going away also trying to put another box in my entertainment cabinet?

Liberty Exec Details D3's 'Sweet' Economics
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/10/2010

Liberty Global's Timothy Burke says wideband network build-outs are averaging $20 per home passed, and modem costs keep dropping

The Philter | 3/10/2010

2:20 PM PR people have questions. I have answers

Windstream Double-Play Trims Line Loss
News Analysis | 3/10/2010

By offering a $60 Internet-phone package with a lifelong price guaranteed, rural ILEC retains more wireline customers

My Town Wants Google 1-Gig!
The Bauminator | 3/10/2010

12:20 PM Humble Highlands Ranch, Colo., is vying for the affections of Google and its speedy fiber project

All Go for Kabel Deutschland's IPO
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/10/2010

Germany's largest cable operator could raise nearly $1 billion in an initial public offering slotted for March 22

UK Spectrum Auction Likely in 2011
Wireless Bits | 3/10/2010

9:45 AM Government makes move toward spectrum auction

Court Could Halt German LTE Auction
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2010

German operators' LTE plans face uncertainty as a regional court could decide next week to stop the country's upcoming spectrum auction

AT&T Expects Leg-Up in 100G Deployment
News Analysis | 3/10/2010

Carrier will leverage its investment in 40G upgrade to enable faster move to 100G

What's So Big About CRS-3?
News Analysis | 3/9/2010

Cisco did have some tricks up its sleeve for its new core router, but as you'd expect, other vendors are quick to pounce on it

The LTE Scraps From Nortel's Table
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2010

Nortel's LTE patents gain the attention of a Canadian licensing firm

Motorola's Shanghai Hope
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2010

Vendor says China Mobile's TD-LTE network is now running and the one-channel mobile broadband technology could attract others

LTE vs. Advanced 3G
Jonestown | 3/9/2010

2:45 PM Is HSPA good enough for now?

Cable ONE Looks to Pump Up HD-DTA Volumes
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/9/2010

MSO tells FCC it will need to deploy 'at least' 200,000 HD-capable DTAs to get unit prices in the desired $50 range

Fleet Week at CBS
Monkey Bidness | 3/9/2010

NOON The search for Harry Smith's head

Cisco Boosts the Core With CRS-3
News Analysis | 3/9/2010

The once 'huge' CRS-1 gets a hugeness update in an announcement Cisco's been hyping for weeks UPDATED 12:10 PM

What Volpi Did Next
EuroBlog | 3/9/2010

11:20 AM Former Cisco exec Mike Volpi boards the Ericsson train

Opnext Makes Its 100G Move
News Analysis | 3/9/2010

Systems vendors have had the glory so far, but Opnext says it's proven its 100G technology on a long-haul span

Google Tests TV Search
Contentinople | 3/9/2010

9:45 AM Google and Dish are the latest to try to blend traditional TV with Web content

Metaswitch Squeezes AppTrigger
News Analysis | 3/9/2010

POW! Another telecom service broker is acquired, giving Metaswitch hardware, apps, and IP service transition credibility

Love Me Tender
AsiaBlog | 3/9/2010

8:00 AM Reports suggest a new monster GSM RFP from BSNL

Mobile Madness
The Philter | 3/9/2010

7:30 AM As consumers take control of their hardware, who's really adding value to today's mobile experience?

MWC 2010 Photos: Ericsson Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/8/2010

Not so much a booth, more a small independent state landlocked inside Barcelona's showgrounds. But what could you see in just 10 minutes?

HP Catches Tablet Fever
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2010

HP following in Apple's footsteps, but sparring Webpad ads are strong on presentation, low on information

Verizon Expects 100G Deployment in 2010
News Analysis | 3/8/2010

New field trial results prove standards-based 100G technology works in multi-vendor environment, paving the way for 2010 deployment

BigBand Wants to Speed Up the Tempo
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/8/2010

CEO insists big exec shakeup makes vendor leaner and meaner, while analyst says CFO switchout could end speculation that BigBand is seeking a buyer

Siverge Griffin Lands at ZTE
Wireless Bits | 3/8/2010

4:15 PM ZTE uses Siverge's chips for backhaul products

DragonWave Pilots LTE Backhaul
Wireless Bits | 3/8/2010

2:55 PM DragonWave gets its first LTE gig with its Horizon Quantum radio product

BSNL Scraps Monster Mobile Tender
News Analysis | 3/8/2010

State-owned Indian carrier kills its 93M-line GSM expansion plan, leaving Ericsson, Huawei, and others empty-handed, at least for now

Verizon Reveals Its LTE Peaks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2010

Testing shows the top speeds that can be wrung out of the network, but average download estimates of 5 to 12 Mbit/s remain the same

TiVo's Global Gaze
The Bauminator | 3/8/2010

10:30 AM With Conax deal in tow, DVR pioneer will seek out more worldly deals

S Tel Defies Security Request
AsiaBlog | 3/8/2010

9:55 AM Indian mobile operator wants details before it suspends services

iPad Commercial Debuts
Contentinople | 3/8/2010

9:05 AM The first commercial for the upcoming device appeared last night during the Oscars

Cisco Quits WiMax
Wireless Bits | 3/8/2010

7:30 AM Vendor pursues femtocells and WiFi for wireless access

Light Reading: Speed Dating Events
LRTV Soundbites | 3/8/2010

EANTC Testing Video
LRTV Soundbites | 3/6/2010

Apple Sets iPad Launch Date for April 3
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2010

The US will get the WiFi-only device first with a more global launch later in the month

LTE Watch: Verizon Promises Big Footprint
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2010

Can Verizon double its LTE footprint by 2012?

Cable Breaks Out the ITV Drano
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/5/2010

Canoe Ventures members are doing some 'pipe cleaning' to ensure that EBIF-powered ads can flow up and down the network unhindered

Photos: Scenes From CeBIT 2010
Slide Shows | 3/5/2010

As the week winds down, we pass along some photos from CeBIT 2010 in Hannover, Germany, where we found more mobile phone fun on display

SPIT Week Focus: Customer Experience Management
News Analysis | 3/5/2010

Ensuring the best customer experience is becoming critical to service providers in mature markets, but how can they achieve it?

Disabling Dish
The Bauminator | 3/5/2010

3:00 PM Bernstein's Craig Moffett says the latest turn in the TiVo-Dish spat could cause the satco to disable up to 8M DVRs

RCN Going Private Via $1.2B Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/5/2010

RCN shares rocket on news that ABRY Partners will purchase the competitive cabler, but there's still time for sweeter offers

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 3/5/2010

12:35 PM The big number for Clearwire: 3,770 new subscribers a day

Globe Plans Wireless Expansion
AsiaBlog | 3/5/2010

9:05 AM Philippines operator plans an extra 2,000 sites for 3G and WiMax

Dare We Aim for Terabit Ethernet?
News Analysis | 3/5/2010

While it's possible that 1 Tbit/s will be the next Ethernet standard, some vendors are hoping to talk users down to 400G

WiMax Moves & Mobile Bandwidth Caps
The Philter | 3/5/2010

7:00 AM Will mobile bandwidth caps and tiered pricing help the cause of competitors like Clearwire?

Cisco Claims AT&T Femto as Its Own
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2010

Fessin' up to what was already widely known, Cisco has now posted details of the MicroCell it makes for AT&T

BigChanges at BigBand
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2010

The COO and SVP of global sales resign, and the company separates the roles of CEO and chairman of the board

TiVo Stock Skies on Latest Ruling
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2010

Mention $300M in a press release, and investors go wild

Tata Shows It Cares
AsiaBlog | 3/4/2010

3:10 PM Indian mobile operator launches customer care charter

Ciena Misses in Q1
News Analysis | 3/4/2010

A partially explained revenue shortfall puts a dent in Ciena's earnings on the eve of the Nortel MEN acquisition

Boxee's Ronen: The DVR Is Dying
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2010

Boxee's chief smack talker becomes the bajillionth person to declare that a technology in nearly every American living room is 'dead'

China Unicom Wants Android
AsiaBlog | 3/4/2010

9:25 AM Unicom's top exec says it will have Android-powered devices

SPIT Week Spotlight: Nokia Siemens Networks
News Analysis | 3/4/2010

NSN's Business Solutions division has pulled together a compelling set of technology assets, but it currently has a cloud-shaped hole

Mobile Operators Woo Multinationals
Wireless Bits | 3/4/2010

8:40 AM Managed mobility services action heat up

Gadget Watch: Apple vs. HTC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2010

Google speaks up on Apple-HTC patent scrap and other gadget news

T-Mobile Preps HSPA+ Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2010

T-Mobile in Germany will soon launch HSPA+ and plans to crank up the 3G network to 42 Mbit/s later this year

MWC 2010 Photos: ZTE Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/3/2010

Think we're done cleaning out our cameras from Mobile World Congress? Think again

Percosan on the Docsis 3.0 drivers for other parts of Europe
LRTV Soundbites | 3/3/2010

Percosan on the Docsis 3.0 drivers for other parts of Europe

Burke on the economics of Docsis 3.0
LRTV Soundbites | 3/3/2010

Burke on the economics of Docsis 3.0

Peter Percosan on the Docsis 3.0 situation in Germany
LRTV Soundbites | 3/3/2010

Peter Percosan on the Docsis 3.0 situation in Germany

Timothy Burke on Liberty Media’s rollout of Docsis 3.0
LRTV Soundbites | 3/3/2010

Timothy Burke on Liberty Media’s rollout of Docsis 3.0

A New Broadband Content Business Model
The Philter | 3/3/2010

11:20 AM Impose Internet consumption caps, then allow preferred content to slip by without running up the bandwidth meter

TiVo Building tru2way Version of New Interface
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2010

TiVo still hasn't developed a tru2way box, but the DVR company says it's building a tru2way-based UI that it will pitch to Comcast and other MSOs UPDATED 3/4 8:45 AM

Charter Passes 1M Homes With Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2010

Now clear of bankruptcy, MSO posts a solid Q4 while growing its wideband footprint

Heavy Reading: Putting SPIT Into Perspective
LRTV Interviews | 3/3/2010

Heavy Reading's chief analyst, Graham Finnie, tells Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre why Service Provider IT (SPIT) has become so critical to network operators

Daily Show, Colbert Leave Hulu
Contentinople | 3/3/2010

9:15 AM Viacom is pulling popular Comedy Central shows from the site next week

Data Exchange Links Medical Records
News Analysis | 3/3/2010

Verizon offers new service to link doctors' offices and medical facilities for sharing transcribed patient notes

Ethernet Vendors Tilt at Windstream
News Analysis | 3/3/2010

Hatteras crows about a win at the 5th largest US carrier, but Actelis, which was there first, says it's not being usurped

OIX Targets Digital Identity Challenge
News Analysis | 3/3/2010

New public-private partnership aims at enabling single digital identity that is securely shared across Websites

thePlatform Goes Social
The Bauminator | 3/3/2010

7:05 AM New video player from Comcast unit allows networks to embed video on Facebook and Twitter while preserving ads and distribution rules

New TiVo DVRs Built for Web & Cable Content
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2010

TiVo's Webbed-up 'Premiere' line is going retail, but RCN and Virgin Media are likely the first MSOs to get a taste of the new platform

Qualcomm Dishes New Femto Details
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2010

Chipsets due out later this year are looking beyond femtos to aim for multimedia gateways

Force10 Files for an IPO
News Analysis | 3/2/2010

At long last, Force10/Turin takes a step toward going public, revealing some interesting numbers behind the original Force10

CENX Gives Voice to Ethernet Exchange
News Analysis | 3/2/2010

CENX unveils what it says is the first voice exchange for Carrier Ethernet, promising to dislodge tandem switches

Looking Ahead to CTIA
Jonestown | 3/2/2010

2:25 PM What will be the key issues at the major US wireless show?

Comcast's Jorge Salinger: New Access Attitude
LRTV Interviews | 3/2/2010

Jorge Salinger, VP of Access Architecture at Comcast, talks about how to move the industry toward building a consolidated access device that allows for a higher density of QAMs per RF port – or a really fat bandwidth pipe, if you will

Vendors Plan for Comcast's 'God' Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2010

Arris, Cisco, and Motorola all expect to build and compete for the Converged Multiservice Access Platform business

SPIT Sector Outlook: IBM's Cloudy View
News Analysis | 3/2/2010

Carrier interest in Service Provider IT capabilities has never been stronger as telcos look to the clouds for growth, says IBM exec

SPIT Week Spotlight: Aircel's Transformation
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2010

The CIO at Aircel believes a revamp of the Indian mobile operator's IT assets has enabled a services and business transformation

Netflix on the iPhone?
Contentinople | 3/2/2010

11:50 AM Netflix is looking into whether its users would be interested in an iPhone app for its service

SPIT Watch: CA, NEC Bulk Up
News Analysis | 3/2/2010

CA adds to its cloud assets, NetCracker gets fatter with its parent's software assets, and more

Get Carter!
EuroBlog | 3/2/2010

8:45 AM AlcaLu hires former UK comms minister Stephen Carter as CMO

Pace Ups Tempo With Bewan Buy
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2010

Pace inks deal to buy French residential gateway specialist Bewan as UK-based box maker posts solid 2009 financial results

India Hikes Spectrum Fees
AsiaBlog | 3/2/2010

7:55 AM Another blow to the Indian operators' bottom lines

SPIT Spotlight: India's Infosys Eyes 3G Opportunity
News Analysis | 3/2/2010

IT services player is looking to boost its traction with India's mobile operators with a 3G billing platform

Comcast Beefs Up iPhone App
The Bauminator | 3/2/2010

6:50 AM Offers remote DVR feature, but only for some customers for now

Startup Applies Spacetime to FPGAs
News Analysis | 3/1/2010

Two companies dominate FPGAs, but startup Tabula thinks it can challenge them with a quick-changing, faux-3D chip

AT&T Takes MicroCells to Vegas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2010

Las Vegas is confirmed as a test market for AT&T's 3G femto. Are San Francisco and L.A. next?

Costs Could Keep RFoG a Niche Player
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2010

One vendor that sells gear for RF over Glass and 'Fiber Deep' architectures says the economic edge goes to Fiber Deep in most scenarios

Rovi Exits Comcast Guide JV
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2010

Comcast gains absolute control of GuideWorks while obtaining 'expanded license' for Rovi's mobile and online navigation technology

EC Clears Orange, T-Mobile UK Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2010

Orange and T-Mobile are set to create the UK's largest mobile operator now that the European Commission has approved their merger plans

Dish May Serve Rate Hikes
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2010

With sub adds firmly back in the black, the satellite TV firm may look to charge more for programming and hardware

Deutsche Telekom Invests in DSL Chipmaker
News Analysis | 3/1/2010

Former Infineon fixed-line busines, now known as Lantiq, gets a strategic investment from Deutsche Telekom's T-Venture

Arris Tunes Up Moxi Box
The Bauminator | 3/1/2010

11:35 AM Arris puts new three-tuner HD-DVR up for sale the day before TiVo's big product announcement in New York

Light Reading Launches SPIT Week
News Analysis | 3/1/2010

Following the launch of the Service Provider IT Manifesto, Light Reading embarks on a week of focused SPIT coverage

Verizon Hopes to Spur Security Data Sharing
News Analysis | 3/1/2010

Verizon Business makes its Verizon Incident Sharing Framework available for free to promote data sharing on security breaches

Aircel's CIO Talks Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2010

Ravinder Jain, CIO at Indian mobile operator Aircel, talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the role of the CIO, service creation and delivery, and the increasing importance of Service Provider IT (SPIT)

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