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40G: Time for the Third-Party Candidate to Bow Out?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
5/25/2010  |  12 comments
40G seems destined to get squeezed between the continuing popularity of 10G transport and the future uptake of 100G
Why TelcoTV Still Matters
Rewired  | 
5/25/2010  |  Post a comment
1:20 PM OTT video changed the game, but telcos still need to be players in delivering video services – we can show you how to do it profitably
MTNL, BSNL Prep for 3G Battle
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2010  |  1 comment
Now that state-owned operators BSNL and MTNL face 3G competition from their privately owned rivals, the race is on
Cisco Tailors Router & Switch for Smart Grid
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/25/2010  |  3 comments
After a year of evangelizing the smart grid, Cisco is bringing its hardware to utilities looking to modernize the grid with IP
TiVo Starts Thinking Outside the Box
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/25/2010  |  1 comment
Who needs tru2way? TiVo's going direct to get its software baked into Best Buy's broadband-fueled, Insignia-branded digital TVs
Yahoo CEO Defends Strategy
Contentinople  | 
5/25/2010  |  3 comments
11:10 AM In the feisty, F-bomb-laden way that only she can...
Reader Poll: Who Will Win the World Cup?
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2010  |  14 comments
Verwaayen has spoken, Vestberg has sided with Brazil, and O'Hara has complained on behalf of the Irish – now it's your turn
Yahoo Buys Indonesian Startup
AsiaBlog  | 
5/25/2010  |  2 comments
10:00 AM Internet firm nabs some mobile social networking
KPN Joins M2M Pack in Germany
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Extra spectrum could help new machine-to-machine strategy, but KPN's German operator, E-Plus, missed out on the sought-after 'digital dividend' band
Mgmt World 2011: In Pictures!
Slide Shows  | 
5/25/2010  |  7 comments
The annual service provider IT (SPIT) event that is Management World had gossip, booze, and just the best coffee... oh, and good contacts, too
A Look Back at U-verse
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/25/2010  |  6 comments
7:00 AM With more updates on the horizon, we reminisce about the good, the bad, and the ugly from AT&T’s foray into IPTV
XO's Randy Nicklas: Opex Reality Checks
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/25/2010  |  Post a comment
XO's Randy Nicklas discusses how operational expenses are becoming a bigger deal as service providers pick packet-optical networking gear. He also says he's looking forward to Infinera providing 100G wavelength capabilities in its equipment during the second half of 2010
Infinera Ditches 40G, Talks 100G
News Analysis  | 
5/25/2010  |  7 comments
Everyone needs a 100G story, and Infinera is no exception. The more pressing issue is whether people buy its 40G story
Ceton Plays the Waiting Game
The Bauminator  | 
5/24/2010  |  1 comment
3:50 PM Company blames parts shortages on latest shipment delay of its PC-based CableCARD tuner
HSPA+ in the US & the Wait for Handsets
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/24/2010  |  4 comments
T-Mobile will likely be first with smartphones supporting the faster 3G standard, but analysts say a HSPA+ iPhone is possible for AT&T
Avail-TVN: All 3D, All the Time
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/24/2010  |  1 comment
Avail-TVN says it hopes to go 24/7 with 3D content in due time
World Cup Fever
EuroBlog  | 
5/24/2010  |  3 comments
1:35 PM AlcaLu CEO Ben Verwaayen shares his prediction
US Wireless Competition: Does It Exist?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/24/2010  |  9 comments
Wireless operators have their own set of criteria that point to a competitive US wireless market, but the reality depends on where you look
App Focus: Local App Gets Hyper
Que Sera Sarah  | 
5/24/2010  |  Post a comment
12:15 PM DeHood covers every trend: social networking, hyper-local content, coupons, friends, status, and messaging
Size Matters, Says CENX Founder
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2010  |  2 comments
Founder Nan Chen gets excited as eight-month-old Ethernet exchange hits milestone of 10M end points
NEC Preps LTE Femto
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/24/2010  |  4 comments
NEC gets to work on developing residential femtocells for LTE
Facebook 'Missed the Mark'
Contentinople  | 
5/24/2010  |  7 comments
9:35 AM CEO promises simpler privacy settings
BSNL Blocks Huawei, ZTE Bids
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2010  |  2 comments
Indian state-owned carrier excludes Chinese vendors from its mobile network expansion plans as security concerns drag on
Interoute Turns a Profit, Plans M&A
News Analysis  | 
5/24/2010  |  Post a comment
Pan-European network operator continues its turnaround story with a profitable 2009 and a focused acquisition strategy
Nice Move for NFC
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  3 comments
Orange sees Nice launch as dress rehearsal for nationwide, near-field communication, over-the-air payments rollout
As TiVo's World Turns
The Bauminator  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
5:10 PM Technicolor deal further distances TiVo from hardware-centric strategies while it seeks global expansion
Cable ONE Sizes Up EchoStar, TiVo Set-Tops
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  2 comments
The MSO has yet to make a final decision, but sources say broadband-fueled TiVo and SlingLoaded EchoStar boxes are in the running
LTE Watch: Yota Drops WiMax for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  3 comments
Wotta shocka from Yota! Russian operator is ditching WiMax for LTE
Scenes From Packet-Optical Evolution, Part II
Slide Shows  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
Our final look at some of the familiar faces in the optical networking world that were seen at our NYC event this week
Mgmt World: TTI Next to Get Bought?
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  1 comment
Late gossip as Management World wraps up is that OSS player TTI Telecom is next to be acquired – but by whom?
The SPIT Side of Optical
Craig's A-List  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
2:55 PM 100G chatter could be drowning out some of the carriers' bigger needs
Carriers Respond to FCC's Competition Concerns
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
FCC's enormous annual report strikes fear in AT&T and Verizon Wireless as regulation looms ahead
Summit Partners Pours $96M Into Casa Systems
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
SEC filing reveals size of the recent investment, but Casa's CEO says CMTS startup will move ahead without an exit strategy
Facebook & MySpace's Privacy Loophole
Contentinople  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
10:40 AM WSJ uncovers a way the sites have shared users' personal information with advertisers
2010 World Cup Predictions
LRTV Documentaries  | 
5/21/2010  |  8 comments
For World Cup predictions, we hear from the GSMA's Michael O'Hara; Alcatel-Lucent's Ben Verwaayen; Ericsson's Hans Vestberg; Redknee's Lucas Skoczkowski; Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan, Graham Finnie, Gabe Brown, and Adi Kishore; Jeff Yee of Volantis Systems; Mavenir's Pardeep Kohli; Aircom's Darryl Edwards; David Sharpley of Bridgewater Systems; TeliaSonera's Lars Klasson; Michael Hecker of MTS; and Keith Higgins of Aricent
Brits Press On With Broadband Plans
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  1 comment
Conservative-led administration clears its throat on broadband rollout plans, appoints minister to take the credit/blame for the outcome
AT&T: Mobility, Network Capacity & Fun
News Analysis  | 
5/21/2010  |  1 comment
AT&T business services veteran sees faster technology adoption by businesses than at any point in the past
Level 3's Paul Savill: Let's Interoperate
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
Level 3's Paul Savill tells Light Reading's Carol Wilson that interoperability is important to provision services end-to-end, but vendors need to do more work to make these services easier to provision and more flexible
Google TV Channels Jinni & Rovi
The Bauminator  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
8:15 AM One old hand breaks in, while one upstart gets its big break
India 3G: Debt Concerns
AsiaBlog  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
7:40 AM Ratings agency highlights impact of high 3G spectrum prices
Covad's Brad Roldan: Ethernet Makeover
LRTV Interviews  | 
5/21/2010  |  Post a comment
Covad's Brad Roldan talks with Light Reading's Craig Matsumoto about how and why his company went from offering legacy, copper-based services to more connection-oriented Ethernet services
Who Really Makes a 'Green' CMTS?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/20/2010  |  4 comments
Motorola boasts that its BSR6400 is the most power-conscious CMTS chassis, while rival claims the basis of the comparison is 'skewed'
Scenes From Packet-Optical Evolution, Part I
Slide Shows  | 
5/20/2010  |  1 comment
Our latest optical conference in NYC had some of the brightest names in the business talking about the future of big bandwidth
Google's Android Update Adds 'Tethering'
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
5/20/2010  |  6 comments
Latest upgrade will allow users to make Android phones a 'personal hotspot,' but how much will carriers charge for the feature?
Bharti Questions 3G Auction Format
AsiaBlog  | 
5/20/2010  |  Post a comment
5:00 PM Bharti's unhappy... again!
Google TV Comes Out, the World Tunes In
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
5/20/2010  |  3 comments
Google TV aims to mesh the Web and television. Hmmm... This all sounds so vaguely familiar
German Spectrum Auction Ends, Raises €4.4B
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2010  |  Post a comment
After 224 bidding rounds a decision is reached in Mainz
Pole Vaulting
The Bauminator  | 
5/20/2010  |  Post a comment
3:10 PM Another FCC vote ties into the Commission's proposed National Broadband Plan
Cisco Renews Optical Focus With CoreOptics
News Analysis  | 
5/20/2010  |  15 comments
The $99M pending acquisition is a 100G play, and a packet-optical play, and... Hey, wait a minute, Cisco's doing something in optical!
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