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Baby, You Can Fund My Car: Uber Drives August VC
News Analysis | 9/23/2013

Rutberg & Co. reveals that mobile companies made $738M in August VC rounds, with Uber netting $258M from Google.

Sprint Axes More Clearwire Employees
News Analysis | 9/23/2013

Nearly 75 percent of former Clearwire employees will be cut from the company eventually; 161 received notice this month.

New iPhones Use Old Qualcomm LTE Chips
News Analysis | 9/23/2013

The iPhone 5c and 5s include the same Qualcomm RF360 as the earlier versions, but with support for additional LTE bands tacked on.

Liberty Sees New World for Horizon
News Analysis | 9/23/2013

The leading European MSO aims to extend its Horizon multi-screen video service to WiFi hotspots throughout the continent.

BT Preps Its Next FTTx, Core Moves
News Analysis | 9/23/2013

On the road to full fiber access, BT is checking out the potential of vectoring and G.fast, boosting its core network capacity and finding SDN enticing.

Euronews: Anger Grows at Nokia Payoff for Elop
News Analysis | 9/23/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone gets EC approval for Kabel Deutschland bid; UK spooks implicated in Belgacom hacking; Telecom Italia considers towers sale.

BlackBerry to Cut 4,500 Jobs
News Analysis | 9/20/2013

BlackBerry plans to cut 40 percent of its workforce and two smartphone models as it battles to lower costs.

ONO Will Go Full Throttle
News Analysis | 9/20/2013

Leading Spanish MSO prepares to roll out 500 Mbit/s broadband service next month to combat Telefónica.

WiFi 2.0: Roaming Holds the Key
Column | 9/20/2013

The introduction of next-generation WiFi can bring major benefits, but only once service providers open up their networks.

Comcast Takes Business Voice Mobile
News Analysis | 9/20/2013

Comcast Business adds mobile calling features to its cloud-based voice solution for SMBs.

Top 5 Pranks to Pull on Your Telecom Office Co-Workers
Slide Shows | 9/20/2013

Need something to fill out a Friday?

Securing LTE: It's Worth the Capex
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/20/2013

New deployments of IPsec in Europe are allaying fears of fears of high costs and negative impacts on performance.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis | 9/20/2013

Three very diverse services from three very different service providers represent the industry's best big-business services.

China Faces Innovation Crunch
Shades of Ray | 9/20/2013

In telecom innovation, China is not even in the race, says Robert Clark.

Euronews: Elop Pockets $25M Payoff
News Analysis | 9/20/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia names decision day for Microsoft deal; Danish operator upgrades with Huawei, Euro-Huaweiland opens its doors.

Poll: Readers Underwhelmed by New iPhones
News Analysis | 9/19/2013

Fewer than 6 percent of readers say they will running out to buy a new iPhone 5C this Friday.

Cox's IPTV Trial Flames Out
News Analysis | 9/19/2013

Cox has ended the test of its flameWatch IPTV service based on Fanhattan's Fan TV experience.

China Catches OTT Fever
News Analysis | 9/19/2013

The major telcos have all embraced over-the-top applications, using the Guangdong province as the battleground.

Euronews: Zayo Switches On Its 100G
News Analysis | 9/19/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Shareholders discuss Telecom Italia's future; Orange develops M2M offer; Astellia wins in Moldova.

DE-CIX Eyes Tepid US Exchange Market
News Analysis | 9/18/2013

The ambitious German Internet peering exchange operator plans its first US location in NYC, but may need to overcome operator apathy.

AT&T Lands Another Cloud Collaborator
News Analysis | 9/18/2013

Microsoft is the newest addition to the growing fold of companies tying their cloud services to AT&T's VPN.

Comcast Zips Past Verizon
News Analysis | 9/18/2013

Comcast's new 505Mbit/s service tops Verizon's 500Mbit/s FiOS offering in the latest round of the US broadband speed wars.

Keeping Up With Google Fiber
News Analysis | 9/18/2013

Utopia and EPB drop the rates on their gigabit services to $70 per month or less, matching Google Fiber’s offering in Kansas City.

Bridging the Chasm[s]: Easier Said Than Done
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/18/2013

There's a crippling divide within communications service provider teams that's stifling their business and growth potential.

Top 10 Songs About Telecom
Slide Shows | 9/18/2013

Telecom and music go together like Sonny and Cher, like Simon and Garfunkel, like... oh you get the picture.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis | 9/18/2013

Smart, industry-shaking acquisitions and partnerships landed these companies on the shortlist for the best deal maker of 2013.

Euronews: Data Breach at Swisscom
News Analysis | 9/18/2013

Also in today's roundup: Regulators' body unimpressed with EC proposals; fiber linkup in Tanzania; Brits flock to 4G.

Cricket Leaps to Devicescape's WiFi Aggregator
News Analysis | 9/18/2013

Cricket is the latest US operator to use Devicescape's aggregated WiFi network to bolster cellular coverage.

The SDN Business Case
LRTV Documentaries | 9/18/2013

The business case for SDN and NFV deployments will be a key topic of debate at the Ethernet & SDN Expo event Oct 2-3.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Product (Cable)
News Analysis | 9/17/2013

New products from 10 different vendors make our shortlist of finalists for the 2013 Leading Lights Best New Product (Cable) category.

5 Challenges for NFV in the 4G Core Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/17/2013

The mobile core network might be ripe for network functions virtualization (NFV), but there are plenty of hurdles to overcome before any real-world deployments.

Concurrent Powers ZON's Timewarp
News Analysis | 9/17/2013

Big Portuguese cable provider teams with Concurrent for its new multi-screen cloud DVR service.

Numericable Preps IPO
News Analysis | 9/17/2013

Top French MSO moves to capitalize on growing interest in European cable assets.

Euronews: ECI Telecom Restructures
News Analysis | 9/17/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia shareholders reject Telefónica bid; Huawei scores in Poland; Nokia tablet 'delayed.'

Stoke Gets Bigger in Japan With SoftBank
News Analysis | 9/17/2013

Stoke has won another mobile security gateway deal in Japan.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment
News Analysis | 9/17/2013

We pick the three operators that are being the most aggressive with WiFi and have ground-breaking deployments to show for it.

Vodafone Deploys SpiderCloud's Small Cells
News Analysis | 9/17/2013

After months of tests and trials in the UK, Vodafone Netherlands is impressed with the SpiderCloud enterprise small cell system for fast indoor coverage.

Juniper Opens SDN, Clouds OpenDaylight
News Analysis | 9/16/2013

Juniper declares its Contrail SDN solution production ready with an open-source version that further complicates industry efforts to develop a standards-based open SDN controller.

5 Rules to Disrupt a $200B US Mobile Market
Column | 9/16/2013

FreedomPop's CEO on what it takes to compete with the big guns in the US mobile industry.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative SMB Service
News Analysis | 9/16/2013

Three cloud-based services comprise our first Leading Lights shortlist recognizing innovation in serving the unique needs of SMBs.

Sprint Goes 4G LTE in 34 More Markets
News Analysis | 9/16/2013

Sprint, racing T-Mobile for third place in 4G, turns on LTE in 34 new markets.

Arris Flashes IP Mojo
News Analysis | 9/16/2013

Arris demonstrates hybrid and all-IP set-tops with a variety of software platforms at IBC.

ADVA Claims SDN First
News Analysis | 9/16/2013

Demo with IBM and Marist College shows off virtualized optical network with dynamic wavelengths connecting datacenters.

Euronews: Who Hacked Belgacom?
News Analysis | 9/16/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: MoD releases UK spectrum; KPN's tax maneuver, Vodafone plans Greek investment; Nokia pops out a cheap one.

T-Mobile Sprints Again in Race for 4G Bronze
News Analysis | 9/15/2013

The Magenta mob is now at 154 4G LTE cities.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

We've already told you which companies made the Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service category shortlist, now here are the reasons why.

5 Things to Spend $99 on Instead of an iPhone 5C
Slide Shows | 9/13/2013

You could spend the cash on the colorful, new, plastic phone from Apple, but there are other options.

Cisco Aims New Chip at SDN, M2M
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

New 400G network processor is intended to support trillions of transactions.

AT&T Hits 400 4G LTE Markets
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

AT&T now live in 400 4G LTE markets as it pushes to catch Verizon.

Cisco Makes a Splash at IBC
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

It's day one of the annual IBC show in Amsterdam and Cisco is among the many names making product announcements at the video jamboree.

Netgear Loses Head for Cable
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

New Netgear headless media gateway packs a punch with high-powered transcoding, high-speed networking, and cloud-friendly features.

Poll: Microsoft's Nokia Buy Has Most Impact
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

A Light Reading community poll suggests Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices and services will be the biggest game changer in the telecom industry this year.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Ethernet/Optical Service
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

Three service providers made very strong cases this year for their wholesale offerings.

Euronews: Vodafone Clears Hurdle to Kabel Bid
News Analysis | 9/13/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Industry reacts to EC 'single market' proposals; Movistar demands less commitment; Viacloud's new CTO.

ActiveVideo Storms Europe
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

The cloud-based video vendor has snagged new or expanded deals with Liberty Global, Deutsche Telekom, KPN, and Ziggo.

Are Connected Cars Creepy or Cool?
Rewired | 9/12/2013

There is a fine line between making services more convenient and sharing too much info with the wrong people.

TiVo Launches Network DVR
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

DVR pioneer introduces cloud-based nDVR prototype with Harmonic at IBC show in Amsterdam.

Ericsson Lands Massive Russian CDN Deal
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

Rostelecom deploys largest operator CDN to date, in hope of monetizing video over broadband.

RDK Venture Sets Up Shop
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

New Comcast-TWC joint venture names Steve Heeb president, signs up S3 Group and itaas as first contractors.

Apple Underwhelms in China, Too
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

This week's launch of two new iPhones was not a big hit in China.

Euronews: Swisscom Unveils 1Gig Plan
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vivendi considers shedding SFR; Vodafone hacked in Germany; Virgin Media deploys Ciena's packet-optical gear.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

Our list of the private companies that showed innovation, ingenuity, and potential for disruption in 2013.

Continental Shift
Shades of Ray | 9/12/2013

Prepare for a new Europe and a fair degree of carnage en route…

Genband Acquires fring to Help CSPs Go OTT
News Analysis | 9/12/2013

Genband wants to give service providers a video, chat, and text response to their OTT competitors.

The Top 10 Telecommunication Inventions That Should Already Exist
Slide Shows | 9/11/2013

We predict the devices you want, before you even knew you wanted them. Wait, did we just blow your mind?

Verizon Sees More Long-Haul Demand for 100G
News Analysis | 9/11/2013

The carrier upgrades several US long-haul routes, as well as a major European route, with 100G.

AT&T's Donovan: Perception Still 'Lags' on Network Quality
News Analysis | 9/11/2013

John Donovan says there's a perception gap on AT&T's wireless network performance as the first anniversary of the Project VIP upgrade plan approaches, while AT&T fumbles the anniversary of 9/11 with an ill-judged tweet.

Are You Really Getting 400 Gbit/s Performance?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/11/2013

Extensive testing of new 400 Gbit/s systems is critical for network operators if they are to save themselves from post-deployment performance and opex pressures.

2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative 4G Service
Jonestown | 9/11/2013

Running down the candidates in the ever-changing world of innovative 4G services.

AT&T Closes $1.9B Verizon Spectrum Buy
News Analysis | 9/11/2013

AT&T now has 39 lower 700MHz B block licenses covering 42 million people in 18 states.

Body Blow for BlackBerry
Shades of Ray | 9/11/2013

NSA revelations show that Blackberry communications are not secure.

Arris, Quantenna Snag U-verse WiFi Deal
News Analysis | 9/11/2013

AT&T rolls out Arris video access points with embedded Quantenna chipset to all U-verse markets, replacing Cisco and Broadcom products.

Euronews: Single Telecom Market Is Go!
News Analysis | 9/11/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: German mag reveals BlackBerry security flaws; EE strikes MVNO deal with Virgin Mobile; AlcaLu wins an Emmy!

The Gigabit Tipping Point
Column | 9/11/2013

The diminishing gap between wireline and wireless speeds will shape consumption of gigabit-class services faster than we may expect.

Startup Plugs 4K Firepower for Cable
News Analysis | 9/10/2013

QuickFire Networks pitches a new, more powerful video server as the transcoding solution for UHD computing demands grow.

Apple's New iPhones Pack in LTE Bands
News Analysis | 9/10/2013

The iPhone 5C supports more LTE bands than any other smartphone in the world, Apple claims.

U.S. Cellular Aims for 133 LTE Markets in 2013
News Analysis | 9/10/2013

Regional carrier ups its 4G launches after spectrum sell-offs.

Arris Gives Sling a Shot
News Analysis | 9/10/2013

Arris boosts its TV Everywhere portfolio with a Sling-loaded media streamer addition.

Can a Campus Make Us Smarter About Mobile?
Shades of Ray | 9/10/2013

Want to know how mobile usage will develop? Check out a university campus, says Actix.

Rethinking Telecom App Development
Column | 9/10/2013

Developers and telcos can together create a sustainable and profitable telecom application ecosystem; they've just been doing it wrong so far.

Light Reading's 2013 Leading Lights Finalists
News Analysis | 9/10/2013

Find out who has made it to this year's Leading Lights awards shortlists.

Transit Wireless: Unwiring the NYC Subway
News Analysis | 9/10/2013

Transit Wireless is gearing up to unwire another 40 NYC subway stations, starting in October. Here's how it's happening...

Euronews: Orange Fears Merger 'Earthquake'
News Analysis | 9/10/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica secures infrastructure funding; AlcaLu goes multi-screen in Spain; Virgin trials Netflix; Brussels lays down the law on roaming charges.

Verizon Chasing Insurance Telematics Gold
News Analysis | 9/9/2013

Carrier wants to persuade insurance companies to sell their customers much more than insurance.

SKT's LTE-Advanced Subs Growing Fast
News Analysis | 9/9/2013

The user base for SK Telecom's new LTE-Advanced 4G service grew to over 350,000 in August.

5 Opportunities for NFV in the 4G Core Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/9/2013

The mobile core network is ripe for network functions virtualization (NFV) -- here's why.

Comcast Begins EA Games Pilot
News Analysis | 9/9/2013

An unofficial Comcast source says an Xfinity Games trial is now starting in Atlanta.

Live Chat: LTE Launches & the Road Ahead
Que Sera Sarah | 9/9/2013

Join us Wednesday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown about how LTE operators are evolving their networks and what it means to their customers.

Euronews: Vodafone in M&A Rumor Frenzy
News Analysis | 9/9/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EE has more than 1 million 4G subscribers; AlcaLu does 3G femtocells in Germany; Sawiris's nose out of joint; Nokia draws on Microsoft funding.

Ericsson Buys Airvana Biz, Kills Lawsuit
News Analysis | 9/6/2013

Ericsson buys the thorn in its CDMA side.

Deutsche Telekom Tests Set-Top Virtualization
News Analysis | 9/6/2013

German carrier taps ActiveVideo for landmark cloud TV trials.

Uplinq À Go-Go: Qualcomm's Annual Developer Bash
Slide Shows | 9/6/2013

Take a look inside the chipmaker's Uplinq conference where all the talk was about the Toq, augmented reality apps, and more.

Spectrum Strife in Hong Kong
News Analysis | 9/6/2013

Mobile operators in Hong Kong are seething over the regulator's plan to snatch back 3G spectrum, a plan they say will cost them and their customers dear.

Euronews: NSN Gets an Upgrade
News Analysis | 9/6/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone focuses on Italy; investors size up Telecom Italia stake; Neul gets $5M Series B funding; Berlin gadget-fest.

5 Telecom Moments That Kids Today Will Never Experience
Slide Shows | 9/6/2013

We look at five iconic tech moments of yesteryear that will soon fade from public consciousness -- just like Nokia and twerking.

Why Developers Should Care About SDN
News Analysis | 9/5/2013

Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen says datacenter innovation leads to lower costs, which lets app developers get more creative.

TiVo Teams With Entone for IPTV
News Analysis | 9/5/2013

TiVo software makes a love match with Entone hardware.

Qualcomm: Small Cells Key for 1000x Capacity
News Analysis | 9/5/2013

Chipmaker's Alcatel-Lucent investment aimed at using small cells to address an expected 1000% growth in capacity needs.

4G LTE Breakthrough for Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 9/5/2013

Lands a major deal in Europe that boosts its standing in the 4G market.

NFC Makes Mobile More Pervasive
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/5/2013

Most smartphone manufacturers now have near-field communication (NFC)-enabled smartphones commercially available.

Euronews: Telefónica Pumps 4G, FTTH
News Analysis | 9/5/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN goes Dutch with 4G; GSMA tells Europe to get a move on; how much competition is enough?

Qualcomm Committed to Evolving CDMA
News Analysis | 9/5/2013

It's not its primary focus now, but Qualcomm isn't abandoning 3G network technologies as it looks to evolve for future networks.

AT&T Close to 400 Live 4G LTE Markets
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

Ma Bell has upped its total of 4G markets covered to 397 as it aims for 420 towns and cities and 270 million potential users by year's end.

Watch Out! Qualcomm's Got a Wearable Device
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

The chipmaker wants to show its partners what's possible in wearable computing with new Toq watch, but its partners are already launching their own versions.

Ciena's Smith: Next-Gen Spending Has Tipped
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

CEO says his company's strong 2013 financial performance is proof network operators are investing in packet-optical nets, not legacy gear.

Is AlcaLu the Next Arris?
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

In our latest community poll, Alcatel-Lucent emerged as the favorite to become the new No. 3 vendor in cable tech land.

Euronews: Roaming Charges for the Chop
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

Also: Samsung's smart watch is set for its German debut, Huawei extends its ARM deal, and Swisscom introduces direct carrier billing.

Does US Cellular No Longer Believe in SPIT?
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

Regional carrier ditches its "Belief Project" brand along with several customer service perks from it.

Azimuth Ties LTE Lab Testing to the Field
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

A new LTE toolset is designed to give the complete picture by testing the device, network, and apps in the labs and in the field.

The Nokia/Microsoft Conspiracy Theory
Shades of Ray | 9/4/2013

Did Stephen Elop just deliver the goods to Microsoft?

Hisense Adds Hillcrest Motion Control to TVs
News Analysis | 9/4/2013

The fifth largest TV manufacturer partners up with Hillcrest for motion control technology.

Developers Optimistic on Microsoft's Nokia Buy
Que Sera Sarah | 9/4/2013

Developers at Qualcomm's Uplinq conference hope the acquisition means more tightly integrated services for Windows Phone.

Amdocs Dives Into Mobile SPIT Pool
News Analysis | 9/3/2013

Acquiring Actix brings both RAN analytics and self-optimizing network technology for mobile operators into the Amdocs fold.

Top 10 Most Ridiculous In-Flight Magazine Products
Slide Shows | 9/3/2013

Here, Light Reading presents our choice for the 10 most absurd in-flight offerings du jour.

Fall Into 4G: LTE State-of-Play in the USA
News Analysis | 9/3/2013

A snapshot of where we're at with 4G, as LTE-Advanced and VoLTE come into view.

Spirent Dumps Its CEO
News Analysis | 9/3/2013

Bill Burns gets the chop as test vendor looks for a new CEO to take it into new markets.

Sprint Insures Its Spot in the Connected Car
News Analysis | 9/3/2013

New after-market insurance offerings include disabling text messages when in transit.

TWC, CBS End Their Feud
News Analysis | 9/3/2013

The CBS blackout comes to an end for Time Warner subscribers as the two companies agree to a new content licensing deal.

Euronews: Nokia's Fearful Finns
News Analysis | 9/3/2013

One story dominates today's Euronews. Can you guess what it is yet?

Nokia Sells Devices Business to Microsoft
News Analysis | 9/3/2013

Nokia is selling its mobile phones and services business to its partner for €5.44B, leaving it with NSN, its patents, and little else.

Vodafone Agrees to $130B Verizon Stake Sale
News Analysis | 9/2/2013

Sales of champagne set to rocket in City of London as Vodafone plans to hand over $84 billion to its shareholders.

Vodafone: Eat or Be Eaten?
Shades of Ray | 9/2/2013

UPDATED 1PM EST: Expect an M&A frenzy if Vodafone completes the sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless.

Ericsson to Pump $1B Into Tech Centers
News Analysis | 9/2/2013

Plans three new tech facilities in Sweden and Canada to support R&D and customer testing.

UC&C = Cloud No-Brainer
Rewired | 9/2/2013

Helping unite disparate voice, video, and messaging systems is something the cloud can do easily, say Cisco and IDC.

Euronews: Vodafone, Verizon Near Mega-Deal
News Analysis | 9/2/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Free Mobile boosts its profits; UAE operators suspend services; new CEO for Zain Saudi; NEC small-cell success in Russia.

The Uplinq Outlook: 2013 Edition
Que Sera Sarah | 9/2/2013

Qualcomm's annual developer confab kicks off this week in San Diego, where everything from LTE-Advanced to WebRTC and augmented reality is on the agenda.

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