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The iPhone Arrives
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/29/2007

Fans line up 'round the block to be the first with the new phone

Limelight Shares Rise on Patent Ruling
News Analysis | 6/29/2007

Shares in the content delivery network rose on preliminary ruling in its patent suit

Nortel Eyes IPTV Prospects
News Analysis | 6/29/2007

The bigger carriers have placed their IPTV bets, but Nortel says it's not being shut out of this market

Smells Like...
Monkey Bidness | 6/29/2007

Old Spice? Sweatsox?

Ericsson, Others Top FT's IMS Shortlist
News Analysis | 6/29/2007

Industry sources say France Telecom is set to announce an IMS vendor shortlist of four major vendors

Limelight Dims on Patent Worries
News Analysis | 6/29/2007

A legal expert says Akamai is very likely to win patent infringement suit against content delivery network rival

Using Verbal Protection
Red Panda | 6/29/2007

Shh! Don't offend the ho

iWhatever Is Good for Telcos
Column | 6/29/2007

iPhone hysteria shows how important device innovation has become for driving new telecom services

Mobile Class War
EuroBlog | 6/29/2007

Teachers' union wants mobile phones branded as weapons

RIM's BlackBerry Booming
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2007

Canadian vendor's upward climb continues with 73 percent profit rise in the first quarter of its fiscal 2008

3Guppies: Reelin' in the Kids?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2007

Mobile content startup uses MySpace as a way to reach the masses

Palm Profits Drop 43%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2007

Despite record Treo sales, rising costs drag the smartphone maker down

The Google Interview
Craig's A-List | 6/28/2007

A rock hound gets a crack at the Google life

Spec Combo Could Boost Cable IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/28/2007

CableLabs is looking to marry Docsis 3.0 with OpenCable, a move that could allow MSOs to deliver IPTV apps and services

U-verse to Expand HD
The Philter | 6/28/2007

More HD streams and content are on the way

21CN Moves On
EuroBlog | 6/28/2007

BT project is losing one of its key tub-thumpers

Pub Alert
The Philter | 6/28/2007

We're making lists (so someone's not checking twice)

FTTH Council Sets Euro Target
News Analysis | 6/28/2007

The FTTH Council Europe has set a target of 8M homes connected with fiber by the end of 2012, but that looks conservative say analysts

Big Momentum for MicroTCA
LRTV Documentaries | 6/28/2007

LRTV looks at how Intel Communications Alliance member companies are committed to collaborating on product development and delivering cost effective, MicroTCA-based solutions today. Momentum is building around the standard, and the industry is becoming better informed about MicroTCA and how products based on the standard and Intel architecture will have a significant impact on the industry.

Setter on the Roof
Monkey Bidness | 6/28/2007

Deedle didle didle woof woof woof!

Report: IPTV Competitors Are Over-the-Top
News Analysis | 6/28/2007

Could Joost and YouTube force carriers to open their IPTV networks?

Reynolds Leaving BT to Run TNZ
News Analysis | 6/27/2007

Paul Reynolds is leaving BT Wholesale in September to become the CEO of Telecom New Zealand

Palm Drops WiFi Team?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2007

Sources say that the PDA maker has canned some or all of the team working on integrated WiFi for its Treo phones

Euro Carriers Combine Fiber Forces
News Analysis | 6/27/2007

Ten European network operators have teamed up in a bid to take on Europe's major wholesale and enterprise-focused carriers

Where's My Juice?!
Red Panda | 6/27/2007

Child uses superpowers to divert flight path

Vodafone's Broadband Baby Steps
Wireless Bits | 6/27/2007

Just how far will the operator go with WiMax?

This Is Sure to Work
Monkey Bidness | 6/27/2007

Pub declares independence

Lufthansa on Demand
The Bauminator | 6/27/2007

I rarely pass on the chance to cover a VOD-related issue, even when I'm cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet

Bidding for Bell Canada Heats Up
News Analysis | 6/27/2007

Three groups have submitted takeover bids for Bell Canada, with Telus surprisingly dropping out of the running

T-Mobile Launches UMA in USA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2007

T-Mobile's long awaited unlicensed mobile access (UMA) service works with any broadband connection

Bong Hits Buzz Kill
BroadBananas | 6/27/2007

Here's an update on Joseph Frederick, the 'Bong Hits 4 Jesus' boy

CommScope Comes Back for Andrew
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/27/2007

For the second time in a year CommScope plans to buy Andrew Corp., but this time the price tag is 50% higher and it's nearly all in cash

iPhone Diary
Light Ranting | 6/26/2007

I can't wait to get an iPhone!

Operators Lose $6B Tax Rebate Case
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2007

European mobile operators lose case to claim back more than $6 billion in taxes from 3G license fees

Rudeness Around the Globe
Monkey Bidness | 6/26/2007

Never insult a Finn's reindeer

AT&T Defines Service Creation Platform
News Analysis | 6/26/2007

AT&T is prepping a document to define how it will create, manage, and deliver services for its fixed and wireless networks in the future

Going Mainstream
Cutting Loose | 6/26/2007

Eight short years have brought major changes in wireless

iPhone Prices
The Philter | 6/26/2007

Can you part with $2,200 over 2 years?

Would You Credit It?
EuroBlog | 6/26/2007

BT creeps into the credit card business

MSOs Struggle With Set-Top Change
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/26/2007

The coming ban on set-tops with integrated security could create a financial hardship for smaller cable operators

iPhone Starter Plan: $60 Per Month
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2007

AT&T has decided: $60 a month will let you yak it up on this new Apple gadget

Spud Save the Queen
Red Panda | 6/26/2007

And they call it Munger Love

Poll Sees Low NXTcomm Numbers
News Analysis | 6/26/2007

A Light Reading poll shows that many NXTcomm attendees felt that attendance fell well short of the expected 20,000

Slideshow: SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2007
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/26/2007

Bandwidth was the big issue, but the Nintendo Wii was the big draw at the 2007 Cable-Tec Expo in steamy Orlando

Vodafone's WiMax Creep
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2007

Vodafone follows through on its threat to use WiMax, with a commercial service launch in Malta

Saudi Telecom Invests $3B in Maxis
News Analysis | 6/26/2007

Operator is investing $3.05 billion in the Maxis Group to give it a foothold in Malaysia, Indonesia, and India

Intel Goes Inside Cable... Again
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/25/2007

Intel has pledged its support for the OpenCable Platform, and a new family of chips could soon find homes inside set-tops from Comcast

Court Asks VG, VZ to Mend Fences
News Analysis | 6/25/2007

A US Appeals Court judge suggested today that Verizon and Vonage seek a middle ground in their patent dispute case

Nokia Tries to Unlock US Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2007

Nokia makes moves to expand its channels beyond US cellular carriers

More Chicago Pics
The Philter | 6/25/2007

A few more Windy City Kodak moments

PBT Parties On
News Analysis | 6/25/2007

Carrier Ethernet technology PBT took its buzz to a whole new level last week

Proxies Push for Terayon-Moto Marriage
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/25/2007

Recommendations from two influential proxy firms should dispel any rumors that the Terayon-Motorola marriage is in jeopardy

3 Group Seeks Spectrum Compensation
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2007

Europe's spectrum refarming policy could disadvantage carriers such as 3 Group, and the operator is fighting it

Infinera Adds to Euro Footprint
News Analysis | 6/25/2007

Optical vendor adds to its user list in Europe, where BT reportedly has visibility into how Infinera's platform works in the field

Sick of iPhone Yet?
Jonestown | 6/25/2007

You will be

Funding Roundup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2007

In this week's VC summary, Visage Mobile, PicoChip, and 'Flirtomatic' look to find out if money can buy love

NXTcomm Slideshow, Part III
Slide Shows | 6/22/2007

More pics and grins from Chicago

NXTcomm: GPON Wrap-Up
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/22/2007

The GPON vendors were out in full force at NXTcomm. Here are some highlights and photos

Chomp, Chomp
Red Panda | 6/22/2007

Men are more prone to human bites... So now you know

Kelly Egan, VP Business Development, Swarmcast
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/22/2007

Kelly Egan of Swarmcast says his company's service is complementary to what content delivery networks can provide

NXTcomm Day 3: Broadband
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/22/2007

NXTcomm Day 3: Broadband

Comcast Set for Set-Top Deadline
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/22/2007

A Comcast exec says the MSO is ready to go when the FCC ban on set-tops with integrated security comes into effect on July 1

Standards Folks Crave 'Common IMS'
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/22/2007

3GPP and European standards outfit ETSI are pooling their IMS standards efforts

Chicago Pics
The Philter | 6/22/2007

More pics from NXTcommm

Huawei Pumps Up Asian Biz
News Analysis | 6/22/2007

Huawei lands a monster GSM deal with China Mobile, strikes reseller deals, and talks of continuing, though slower, growth in APAC

RFOG Update
The Bauminator | 6/22/2007

We've confirmed that some top cable engineers got together Wednesday to get the 'RF-Over-Glass' standards project rolling

Another Closing, Another Show
Cable Guy | 6/22/2007

Here are a few tidbits from steamy, stormy Orlando

Thus Spake Chambers
Craig's A-List | 6/22/2007

Parting NXTcomm shots from the Cisco CEO

Luminous Crew Gets Brilliant
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/22/2007

Former members of RPR startup Luminous are taking on Symmetricom in network timing technology

Spirent: We're Not Prepping for Sale
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/22/2007

Spirent COO says test system vendor isn't lining itself up for an acquisition, but rumors flew on the NXTcomm show floor

NXTcomm Slideshow, Part II
Slide Shows | 6/21/2007

More photos from NXTcomm 2007

Monkey Bidness | 6/21/2007

Wake up! It's quiz time!

Sandvine Bags Two in Shopping Spree
News Analysis | 6/21/2007

DPI vendor buys two companies and racks up funding to possibly buy more

Globe Gone Wild
Red Panda | 6/21/2007

What's happening across the globe? You don't want to know

Sprint's West: WiMax on Track
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2007

Sprint exec confirms talk of possible spinoff or merger options for the operator's WiMax unit

Cisco WiMax Buzz Grows
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2007

Now Sprint says that a 'major, major routing company' is getting into the WiMax game

Cisco WiMax Buzz Grows
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/21/2007

Now Sprint says that a 'major, major routing company' is getting into the WiMax game

Adtran Muscles Into Copper Ethernet
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/21/2007

Competition in Ethernet-over-copper is going to get stiffer now that Adtran's in the game

ADB Aims for US Set-Top Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/21/2007

With the OCAP and CableCARD stars aligning, ADB believes the time is right to re-enter the US cable set-top market

M&A Rash
EuroBlog | 6/21/2007

You can get a cream for that, you know...

Airline Fun
Craig's A-List | 6/21/2007

Welcome the new LR Chicago bureau

John Roese, CTO, Nortel
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/21/2007

After a year in the job, Nortel CTO John Roese tells LRTV how things are changing now that the days of corporate malfeasance are behind them. He’s very excited at seeing the results of all Nortel's R&D being rolled out to customers, especially for IPTV, and how after a bit of neglect there’ll be a greater focus on network management, with maybe a purchase in the wind. Plus a bit of banter on the debate around PBT and why 100 Gig may not be here quite as soon as you think

Gary Smith, CEO, Ciena
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/21/2007

Ciena’s Gary Smith on whether Optical+Ethernet is a real equipment category or just a carrier fad. After returning to profitability, Ciena’s seen huge growth, but how does it keep this going, and is there a purchase to be made in the access arena? Plus, why we might be seeing 100 Gig sooner than you think

Christine Heckart, GM Marketing, Microsoft TV
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/21/2007

Is IPTV mass market? Not at Wal-Mart apparently. Microsoft TV's Christine Heckart on the latest developments in IPTV. It's got a new name: Mediaroom. Plus, despite its increasing presence in the market, why Cisco isn't seen as a competitor and AT&T's quite happy with the way things are going

Telus, Bell Canada in Takeover Talks
News Analysis | 6/21/2007

Canada's second operator is in talks to buy the country's national incumbent

Double Down on DPI?
Light Ranting | 6/21/2007

Verizon's shopping for DPI technology. Who'll win?

NXTcomm Day 2: Content
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/21/2007

They've been talking about it for ages, but carriers are finally in a position to take on the more traditional content providers. But do telcos have the X-factor? Motorola CEO Ed Zander keynotes. And an update on IPTV

NXTcomm Slideshow, Part I
Slide Shows | 6/21/2007

As NXTcomm in Chicago winds down today, here are some sights and snaps from this week

Dave Wentker, VP, Mobile Innovations, Visa
UNTV Interviews | 6/21/2007

Dave Wentker, VP, Mobile Innovations at Visa, discusses how mobile payments will change consumers (and merchants) as devices get smarter and IT systems become more sophisticated

Pivoting in Slow Motion
Cable Guy | 6/21/2007

The four big MSOs rolling out mobile services with Sprint are not exactly racing to offer them

Dave Wentker, VP, Mobile Innovations, Visa
LRTV Interviews | 6/21/2007

Dave Wentker, VP of Mobile Innovations at Visa, says the mobile payment business would benefit from newer phone handsets, and more innovation by merchants who want to reach their customers everywhere

NXTcomm: Don't Bring Sexy Back
Jonestown | 6/21/2007

Chillin' at the, er, conference center with Zander & co.

NXTcomm History, Part IV
The Philter | 6/21/2007

Meet Mr. Stiff

Bandwidth Dogs Digital Transition
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2007

In addition to freeing up shelf space for HDTV services, operators must also accomodate the February 2009 digital TV transition

Chi-Town Mesh-Up Coming Soon?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Chicago could be the next major US city to announce a muni deployment

Level 3's Metro Fiber Frenzy
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Level 3's big push into the enterprise market may not require any more acquisitions, one exec says

Euro WiMax M&A Action
Wireless Bits | 6/20/2007

The European WiMax scene was busy this week with marriages and divorces

NexTone Chief: We're Not in Play
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Rumors of the company's demise have been greatly exaggerated, says the new chairman

NXTComm: Moto, VZ Talk 4G & TV
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Verizon's CEO promises 4G in 2010, while Moto's Zander says this time it's personal (and mobile)

NXTComm: Moto, VZ Talk 4G & TV
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Verizon's CEO promises 4G in 2010, while Moto's Zander says this time it's personal (and mobile)

Verizon Preps God Box RFP
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Verizon is about to issue a major optical/packet platform RFP that could include a request for PBT

iPhone & YouTube
Jonestown | 6/20/2007

Doesn't the iPhone already promise you the Web anyway?

Money Honey
Craig's A-List | 6/20/2007

Look who's paying attention to NXTcomm

Expo-nential Tradeshow Activity
BroadBananas | 6/20/2007

Redundancy reigns when tradeshows attack

Loonies v. Weirdos
Monkey Bidness | 6/20/2007

Giles Corey spins in his grave

IneoQuest Aims for IPO
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Video test system vendor's CEO says an IPO is on the roadmap as IneoQuest's customer list grows beyond 300

Show Stuff: Is It Good, or Is It Wack?
The Bauminator | 6/20/2007

I dumpeth my in-box upon thee...

Nokia Streamlines Structure
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2007

World's top handset vendor streamlines its corporate structure and financial reporting segments

HBO Bets Big on MPEG-4
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2007

Attention cable operators: A flood of MPEG-4-based HDTV content is coming your way courtesy of HBO

LRTV Profile: Genband
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/20/2007

Genband is a leading provider of VoIP and multimedia applications, signaling and media gateways for softswitched-controlled or IMS-based fixed and mobile networks. These applications and solutions enable service providers to rapidly deploy multimedia services, while providing a foundation to transition legacy networks to next generation networks.

NXTcomm Day 1:Convergence
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/20/2007

Day One of the show, and one of the big themes is convergence. It's been talked about for a while, but where are we at? AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson and Nortel CTO John Roese give LRTV their views. Tomorrow it's content: Is it still king?

NXTcomm History, Part III
The Philter | 6/20/2007

A party artifact

Cisco Meshes With Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2007

Cisco has unveiled a WiFi-based mesh system that will allow cable MSOs to deploy and market wireless Internet and backhaul services

AT&T's Wild About Wireless
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2007

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson announced at NXTComm a new wireless real time video sharing service

Apple Adds Rabbit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2007

The iPhone will now let you talk for longer

NexTone Nixes Management
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2007

The session-management company's CEO and COO step down; some say the company might be in play

Thou Shalt Not Pass Go
Red Panda | 6/19/2007

And definitely don't covet thy neighbor whilst driving

Carriers Surf the Web 2.0 Wave
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2007

IMS isn't enough for carriers' next generation service creation plans – they need Web 2.0 too, say major operator CTOs

Cutting Loose | 6/19/2007

Seems like smaller shows are the way forward for many wireless vendors

NXTcomm Preview
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/19/2007

First there was Supercomm. Then there was Globalcomm. Now there is NXTcomm. As the new show is set to open in Chicago, LRTV takes a peek at what’s on offer this week.

Verizon: HD VOD Is Coming
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2007

Verizon CTO Mark Wegleitner says that HD VOD is in development and that the FiOS network has the capacity to bring it home

Chambers at NXTcomm
Craig's A-List | 6/19/2007

Keynote time. Sound familiar?

Nortel Pushes PBT Pact
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2007

Nortel's Carrier Ethernet Ecosystem brings together vendors focused on provider backbone transport interoperability and marketing

NextWave Buys Into More Euro WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2007

NextWave continues on its European wireless broadband spectrum spending spree with a 65 percent stake in WiMax Telecom

NXTcomm History, Part II
The Philter | 6/19/2007

Huawei jobber accused of spying

Universal Edge QAM Market Heats Up
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2007

Good question: Who's entering the market with a next-gen or 'universal' edge QAM? Better question: Who isn't?

NeuStar 'Spies' Another Customer
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2007

NeuStar Fiduciary Services is helping Spirit Telecom perform surveillance actions such as wiretaps in order to comply with a federal regulation

Aktino Lands Calix Partnership
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2007

The relative newcomer in Ethernet-over-copper finds help as the market braces for Adtran's arrival

Terayon Expands CherryPicker Lineup
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/18/2007

Terayon says the CAP-1000 has enough horsepower onboard to rate-shape high-definition MPEG-4 video streams

Wastin' Away Again
Red Panda | 6/18/2007

Toddler falls off the wagon at Applebee's

Show Floor Follies
Craig's A-List | 6/18/2007

Bring on the magicians and jugglers, too

Orange Doubles FMC Customers
News Analysis | 6/18/2007

Orange's Unik FMC service grows in France, but the operator will have to up its game to have the same success in other markets

Handset Cavalcade
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2007

With the NXTcomm show starting this week, Unstrung looks at upcoming devices from Apple, RIM, HTC, and more

Handset Cavalcade
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2007

With the NXTcomm show starting this week, Unstrung looks at upcoming devices from Apple, RIM, HTC, and more

Croatia to Float T-Com
EuroBlog | 6/18/2007

Will there be demand for T-Com shares in Croatia?

NXTcomm History, Part I
The Philter | 6/18/2007

Remembering Ed Wrankle

AT&T Picks GPON Players
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2007

Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson get the call as AT&T prepares to deploy GPON in 2008

Scott Wickware, VP, Carrier Networks, Nortel
LRTV Interviews | 6/18/2007

Scott Wickware, VP, Carrier Networks, Nortel, says 3G hasn't delivered. But 4G, which includes WiMax, is where Nortel has a unique market opportunity. Amazing how things change when you add just one more ""G""

AlcaLu Signs SFR, Thinks Mobile
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2007

Alcatel and others think wireless voice networks could be the next hot market for IP routing

ECI in $1.2B Takeover Talks
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/17/2007

ECI Telecom is in talks about a potential $1.2 billion takeover by a group of investment firms led by Swarth Investments

Foreign Policy Explained
Monkey Bidness | 6/15/2007

'Well, Duh' news of the day

Où Est Mike Quigley?
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/15/2007

Alcatel's former Golden Boy has disappeared from view since the merger with Lucent

NXTcomm Preview: VOIP equipment
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/15/2007

Voice-over-IP equipment makers line up announcements ahead of NXTcomm

More Bids for Openwave Coming?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2007

Sources say Sybase and other bidders are still out there, waiting, as Harbinger tries to gain controlling stake in Openwave

Does Verizon Want Wireless Back?
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/15/2007

A Verizon shelf offering could signify the company wants to buy back part of its wireless unit from Vodafone

SA Pitches Cable PON
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/15/2007

Scientific Atlanta's D-PON gives MSOs an option for those home developments that insist upon FTTP

Matt Beal, CTO, BT Wholesale
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2007

Matt Beal, CTO of BT Wholesale says the carrier is remaking itself, inside and out, as it continues down the path toward building the 21st Century Network

Dr. Alireza Mahmoodshahi, CTO, Colt Telecom Group
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2007

Dr. Alireza Mahmoodshahi, CTO, Colt Telecom Group, says if carriers don't start thinking in terms of switching to native Ethernet services now, their problems will only get worse as their networks expand

AT&T Peddles Ice Cream
Red Panda | 6/15/2007

AT&T, Verizon may put Amber Alert on high

Martin Rocks the Vote
The Bauminator | 6/15/2007

FCC Chairman might finally get around to voting on Comcast's request for a full review on its already-denied set-top waiver request

NXTcomm Preview: GPON Gear
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/15/2007

GPON is the big access story at NXTcomm; here are some names to watch

BroadLogic Collects More Cable Cred
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/15/2007

BroadLogic's product plans got a big push following a new round of funding led by Comcast Interactive Capital

Saudis Unveil $1B Plan for Africa
News Analysis | 6/15/2007

Saudi Arabia's HiTs Telecom plans $1 billion investment in Africa, targeting 10 operations by 2010

Tracking the Couch Potato Wars
Cable Guy | 6/15/2007

The next couple of years look pretty sweet for MSOs, but watch out beyond that

Telcos Consider the Splits
News Analysis | 6/15/2007

Carriers and regulators are looking to create separate business divisions to house incumbent fixed-access networks

Warming to Baptists
Monkey Bidness | 6/15/2007

What would Jesus regulate?

Putting IPTV to the Test
Column | 6/15/2007

A ground-breaking test, commissioned by Light Reading and the European Advanced Networking Test Center, put Cisco's IPTV gear to the ultimate test

Cisco Passes the IPTV Test
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/14/2007

A Light Reading-commissioned test suggests Cisco's end-to-end IPTV architecture can scale to 1 million users

Cable to Face Second 'Family' Act
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2007

A new bill with à la carte overtones caused FCC Chairman Kevin Martin to smile, and the cable industry to go on the defensive

Sprint: WiMax Options Open
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2007

Sprint promises a WiMax market update at NXTcomm and says it's considering different funding possibilities

Sprint: WiMax Options Open
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/14/2007

Sprint promises a WiMax market update at NXTcomm and says it's considering different funding possibilities

Tiscali to Double US Efforts
News Analysis | 6/14/2007

Inspired by surging traffic demands, Tiscali plans to pump more money into its North American operations

Nortel's Noisy With Optical Opportunity
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/14/2007

Nortel says it will add Ethernet access and ROADM capability to its 6500 optical platform. But where's PBT?

Comcastic Island
Craig's A-List | 6/14/2007

No, seriously, that's the name of Comcast's theme park

Orascom Ends Brazil M&A Talks
News Analysis | 6/14/2007

Egypt-based Orascom Telecom has given up on talks to buy a stake in Brasil Telecom, but it has plenty of M&A opportunities in mind

M-CMTS: Turning Japanese
The Bauminator | 6/14/2007

Based on what's been revealed so far, most M-CMTS deployment activity is occurring overseas

Jonestown | 6/14/2007

Possible new annoying fashion trend

BEA Leads NXTcomm's SDP Charge
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/14/2007

Enhancements to BEA's Weblogic platform could be big news for other service delivery platform vendors

Infinera Falls in Line With 40G
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/14/2007

The new module allows customers to quickly and easily upgrade 40-Gbit/s service capabilities over existing 10-Gbit/s networks

DBS Duo Adds WiMax
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2007

A WiMax deal with Clearwire inches DirecTV and Echostar closer to the coveted triple play

Sex, Drugs & No Good TV
Light Ranting | 6/14/2007

Digital content news bonanza

More Mitt Romney Voters
Monkey Bidness | 6/14/2007

Or why you shouldn't marry your cousin

Carrier Scorecard: Vodafone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2007

Vodafone reported annual revenues of $61 billion in 2006/2007, a 6 percent increase from the previous year

AlcaLu Plays the Patents
News Analysis | 6/13/2007

CEO Pat Russo is looking for untapped $$$ in the company's patent portfolio, according to sources

A Home for Hounds
Red Panda | 6/13/2007

Don't poke pooch with that poison needle just yet

Make or Break for WiMax?
Wireless Bits | 6/13/2007

International standard bodies could determine WiMax's fate this year

Africa's Celtel Snags Development Funds
News Analysis | 6/13/2007

Pan-African operator receives a $320M loan package from development banks to expand telecom coverage

King Content
Column | 6/13/2007

Do the RBOCs get it?

CableLabs Specs Broadband Wiretaps
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2007

New spec lets cable MSOs assist law enforcement agencies with wiretaps on high-speed broadband connections

Landfill Ice Cream
Monkey Bidness | 6/13/2007

Those aren't chocolate sprinkles

Yahoo 93% Off
Craig's A-List | 6/13/2007

Be glad your morning wasn't really this 'interesting'

Lawful Interception
BroadBananas | 6/13/2007

With more cases like this, wiretapping may become less important for effective law enforcement

Virgin Revamps DNS Strategy
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2007

UK cable operator says a small investment in DNS gear will make its broadband service more responsive and its network more secure

New Rival for Skype
EuroBlog | 6/13/2007

Raketu's service is like SkypeOut without the download

Unlikely Allies
The Bauminator | 6/12/2007

Some unexpected friends have come to the aid of Cablevision and its fight for the Remote Storage-Digital Video Recorder

Juniper Attacked
Craig's A-List | 6/12/2007

Juniper vs the serial patent plaintiff

You Tube Mood Ring
Jonestown | 6/12/2007

Just add water and click

The iPhone as Barometer
Cutting Loose | 6/12/2007

Or how a couple of high-profile mobile launches could drag WiFi into the cellular spotlight

A PON in the Game
The Philter | 6/12/2007

A closer look at a BPON bargain

Zhone Debuts Line-Powered ONT
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/12/2007

Zhone says its new line-powered ONT will make fiber-to-the-home more affordable

TeliaSonera Dumps Its CEO
News Analysis | 6/12/2007

Scandinavian carrier pulls no punches as its chairman says it needs a more visionary leadership

Battles Brew Over Mobile TV
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2007

As Italian operators argue over mobile TV subscriber numbers, other carriers oppose EC proposals for DVB-H to become a standard platform

Boxing Up 'Seven-Oh-Seven'
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/12/2007

Cable's key set-top suppliers say they are gearing up for the rapidly approaching ban on boxes with integrated security

Nokia's US Enterprise Headache
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2007

How can the phone giant boost its presence in the vital corporate market in the US?

State Video Franchise Push Grows
News Analysis | 6/11/2007

As telcos' frustration with the video franchising process grows, the push for statewide franchise legislation becomes more intense

Ciena Flexes Its 40-Gig Story
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/11/2007

Ciena's new 40G Shelf lets carriers mix and match 10G and 40G services over a single strand of fiber

RGB Takes Aim at Imagine
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2007

RGB has jumped into the variable bit rate VOD game, aiming to improve bandwidth efficiency

OCUR Gets Low Marks
The Bauminator | 6/11/2007

A reviewer is less than impressed with the first attempt at a souped-up PC outfitted with a CableCARD slot

Notebaert to Qwit Qwest
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/11/2007

Qwest Chairman and CEO Richard Notebaert has announced that he will retire once a replacement can be found

Juniper Attacks Cisco's CRS-1
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/11/2007

With the T1600, Juniper hopes to outdo Cisco's core-router density and add more service awareness to boot

Cisco Invests in P2P Video Vendor
News Analysis | 6/11/2007

Cisco invests in P2P equipment vendor Oversi, which is targeting the content delivery network sector with its traffic management servers

CDNs Show Strength
News Analysis | 6/8/2007

Akamai and Limelight showed strength on expectations of strong demand in content delivery

Kruep Steps Down From Stoke
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/8/2007

Randall Kruep's latest startup is now in the hands of Vikash Varma, former P-Cube CEO

Qualcomm's 3G Chips Chopped
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/8/2007

ITC slaps ban on some Qualcomm 3G chips

Vongo Not Chowing on Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/8/2007

Starz says its Vongo Internet movie service isn't stealing premium cable customers, but the sub base of the young offering remains a mystery

Ericsson Snaps Up SDP Firm
News Analysis | 6/8/2007

Swedish giant buys its way into the out-of-the-box service delivery platform (SDP) market with the acquisition of Drutt

Headgear for Felons
Red Panda | 6/8/2007

How to prevent people from spitting on the police

Nortel Faces SEC Fine, Says Report
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/8/2007

Nortel is facing a fine of less than $100 million over its accounting scandal – less than expected – according to a Bloomberg report

Vodafone Board: Hold the Mayo
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/8/2007

Vodafone says proposals made by John Mayo-backed activist investment firm ECS would undermine its business strategy

SeaChange Shares Slip on Q1
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/7/2007

A disappointing first quarter and a tepid outlook for the second quarter sent SeaChange shares reeling today

Tellium Founder Joins Xtellus
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2007

The ROADM component startup names Krishna Bala, a name out of the optical bubble, as its new CEO

Limelight Raises IPO Price
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2007

Limelight is gearing up for its debut on Nasdaq tomorrow morning and will be opening at a higher price than originally planned

Wireless Power
Jonestown | 6/7/2007

The missing link?

The Slow Road to PacketCable 2.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/7/2007

CableLabs may have just issued an RFI on PacketCable 2.0, but there's plenty of road to travel before MSOs will deploy it

MEM Sizzles on the Riviera
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2007

The mobile industry looks to 2007 as the inflection point for the mobile Internet at the Mobile Entertainment Forum's annual event

Vodafone: Time to Scold the Mayo?
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2007

An activist investment firm has sent a letter to Vodafone asking that it sell its 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless

Infinera Goes Out – And Up
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2007

Infinera shares are up more than 40 percent over its offer price

Didja See Phylo?
The Philter | 6/7/2007

NBC's digital maidservant?

Greed Culture
EuroBlog | 6/7/2007

C&W decides $40 million bonuses aren't enough. Honest!

FT Buys Again in Spain
News Analysis | 6/7/2007

France Telecom buys Deutsche Telekom's Spanish broadband unit Ya.Com for €320 million and looks set to sell its Dutch business to DT

Bebo's Hot to Trot in Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2007

Social networking goes mobile in the UK this month as Orange prepares to launch Bebo in the wake of Vodafone's MySpace service

Imagine That!
BroadBananas | 6/7/2007

Following a successful IPO, it appears BigBand is wasting no time using its new heft to squash potential competitors

iPhone Pretend
Craig's A-List | 6/7/2007

For 22 more days, it's the next best thing

CableLabs Sets PacketCable Deadline
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2007

Vendors need to get their act together by July 13 if they want to participate in the PacketCable 2.0 RFI

TowerStream Falls on $40M Share Offer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2007

The WiMax operator still needs more money, and investors don't seem happy about it

WiMax Goes Official
Wireless Bits | 6/6/2007

ITU approval is one big step towards 4G status for WiMax

Oplink & OCP Seal Deal
News Analysis | 6/6/2007

The components manufacturers make nice and agree on a price for OCP's outstanding shares

New Car Smell?
Red Panda | 6/6/2007

Car trips just got more nauseating

Cisco Founder Does DWDM
Cisco Watch | 6/6/2007

The DL on XKL

FiOS Tracker
The Philter | 6/6/2007

Jivin' Ivan

OpenWave Rejects Advances
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2007

Openwave's board has rejected Harbinger's offer and Sybase deal likely falling apart, according to sources

Controlling OCAP
The Bauminator | 6/6/2007

Universal Remote Control is trying to ensure that cable subs will enjoy a true 'hands on' experience when MSOs begin deploying OCAP

Musical Service Providers
Light Ranting | 6/6/2007

Verizon to Comcast and back to Verizon. With some DirectTV thrown in, too

More Rotten Bark From Sycamore
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2007

Sycamore concludes stock option grant dates were deliberately altered by its former CFO

Starent Leaps on Debut
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2007

Good news for IPO hopefuls – wireless data router vendor sees its stock jump 16 percent in the first few hours of trading

M&A Madness
Jonestown | 6/6/2007

New day, new rumor: Nokia Buying Palm?

Avaya Agrees to a $250M Prenup
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2007

Avaya must pay its private equity suitors up to $250 million if it kills the agreed $8.2 billion takeover deal

Singh Signs Off
EuroBlog | 6/6/2007

Inder Singh seeks new pastures as Prudential exits research sector

Bazalgette's Mobile Dis-Content
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2007

Content owners say mobile operators must open their networks and simplify data pricing to the mobile entertainment market

Carriers Face Backhaul Conundrum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2007

Mobile carriers love the economics of Ethernet backhaul, but pitfalls abound on the road from TDM to Ethernet, finds Heavy Reading

Amp'd Crank'd
Cutting Loose | 6/5/2007

What does the MVNO filing for Chapter 11 mean for the mobile content industry?

BigBand Throws the Book at Imagine
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/5/2007

BigBand has filed suit against Imagine Communications, a company run by former BigBanders

Volpi Takes the Helm at Joost
News Analysis | 6/5/2007

As expected, the erstwhile Cisco exec becomes top dog at Joost

Ericsson Buys Billing Vendor LHS
News Analysis | 6/5/2007

Ericsson's M&A spree continues with a €310 million bid for billing specialist LHS, a move that beefs up its business systems offering

C-COR Divests Outside Plant Unit
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/5/2007

C-COR is selling off its Outside Plant and Installation Services unit for $7M

Cingular Capex Cure Coming?
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2007

Capex from Cingular is expected to ramp up in the second half of this year according to one Wall Street analyst

Cable's Day & Date Champion
The Bauminator | 6/5/2007

A Warner Bros. exec says offering movies simultaneously on DVD and VOD could make good business sense

Babelgum Launches Public Beta
Contentinople | 6/5/2007

Good quality, low on content

Fujitsu Updates the MSPP
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2007

The Flashwave 9500 combines Sonet, ROADM, and carrier-grade Ethernet services all in one box

Management Über Alles
Nearpoints | 6/5/2007

Meaningful differentiation that users never see

Phones Are Evil
Red Panda | 6/5/2007

If you use a pay phone, you are a criminal

Aepona & Appium: SDP Minnows Merge
News Analysis | 6/5/2007

Service delivery platform vendors Aepona and Appium are merging to better compete with the big guns

Avaya Agrees to $8.2B Takeover
News Analysis | 6/5/2007

Private equity firms Silver Lake and TPG strike cash deal to buy PBX vendor Avaya, but the door is still open to rival bids

Indecent Exposure
The Philter | 6/4/2007

The FCC curses the NY courts

Comcast Puts SDV Vendors to the Test
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2007

C-COR, Harmonic, Motorola, and Scientific Atlanta are said to be in Comcast's 'early stage' switched digital video tech trials

Survey: à la Carte Value Vexes Consumers
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2007

A Forrester study indicates that consumers who want their cable TV on an à la carte basis underestimate the value of programming

Nortel: Kissing Avaya Goodbya?
News Analysis | 6/4/2007

Avaya will be bought out by private-equity firms Silver Lake Partners and TPG Capital, say reports

Weekend Recap
Contentinople | 6/4/2007

Content news cornucopia

Palm Sells 25% Stake
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2007

Elevation, a PE firm part-owned by U2's Bono, takes a $325M stake in the smartphone maker

NSN's Staff Shuffle
EuroBlog | 6/4/2007

Nokia Siemens deals with some staffing issues

Redback Beefs Up Its Router
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/4/2007

With a bigger and more feature-packed router, Redback and its new owner Ericsson take on the IP equipment industry's big guns

WiMax Gets ITU Standards Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2007

WiMax backers get a lift with news that the technology has taken the first step towards becoming part of the ITU's 4G standards roadmap

Headline of the Week
Monkey Bidness | 6/1/2007

'Primetime has lost its urgency'

The Philter | 6/1/2007

Game over for FierceGameBiz

Verizon SongID & Prince
Contentinople | 6/1/2007

New Prince track via Verizon

Toenail Necklace
Jonestown | 6/1/2007

Yucky stuff

What Price 4G?
Nearpoints | 6/1/2007

The high cost of wireless broadband

Friday Funding Roundup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2007

Airband, Gemini Technologies, and SiGie Semiconductor see dollar signs in this week's VC roundup

Spruced Roost
Cisco Watch | 6/1/2007

Volpi gets loosed

Ancient Fruit
Red Panda | 6/1/2007

Sweet, juicy archaeology

Avaya Close to Deal
News Analysis | 6/1/2007

Nortel and Silver Lake Partners are the two players down the stretch, with a deal that could surpass $9B, sources say

FCC Opens Up MDU Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/1/2007

An FCC ruling affecting the multiple-dwelling unit sector gets a mixed reaction from cable's top lobbying arm

New, Cool RealPlayer
Contentinople | 6/1/2007

It's also lawyer-bait

Cablevision to Try, Try Again
The Bauminator | 6/1/2007

Cablevision is following through on its threat to fight an earlier court decision that put the brakes on its 'Remote Storage' DVR

Why Telcos Need Web 2.0
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/1/2007

IMS and SIP won't be enough to battle the speedy development cycles of Web 2.0 mashups

Spice Mulls Hot Merger IDEA
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/1/2007

Speculation is heating up that Indian mobile operators Spice Telecom and IDEA Cellular are in merger talks

Ka-Ching Yoga
Monkey Bidness | 6/1/2007

Sorry, but Yogi is a bear here

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