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RFID & M2M & LTE ... Oh My!
Research Rewind | 10/14/2011

This week: RFID and M2M in manufacturing, LTE in the U.S., telecom state of play in Spain and Turkey, India telecom equipment opportunities

Leading Lights Finalists: Deal Maker
Craig's A-List | 10/14/2011

6:45 AM Our reasons for picking the deal maker contenders in a big year for mergers and company transformations

Euronews: Sony Ericsson Breaks Even
News Analysis | 10/14/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Sony Ericsson avoids Q3 net loss, more LTE capacity in Sweden and Franco/German procurement alliance spells bad news for vendors

Bad News for Vendors
EuroBlog | 10/14/2011

6:00 AM Is there any other type these days?

CableLabs CEO Liao Sets His Exit
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2011

It'll be three years and out for Dr. Paul Liao, the former Panasonic CTO who took the CableLabs helm in 2009

Great Britain? I Don't Think So
EuroBlog | 10/13/2011

3:25 PM No wonder 'Broadband Britain' isn't taken seriously

Fujitsu Pushes PON Splits
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

A new amplifier array could make a 1:128 PON split a little more practical

Telefonica Holds Key to Digital Model
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Telefonica Digital CEO Matthew Key is looking for partners, investment opportunities, new business models and ways to be more relevant to mobile users

QuickPlay Sets Up Shop in FLO TV’s Old Digs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2011

LR Mobile goes inside Qualcomm's old FLO TV NOC, where QuickPlay is trying to make video and live TV ubiquitous on mobile devices

Netflix Amps Its Political Power
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Also: HBO Go goes global; cable DVR and VoD usage on the rise; Suddenlink widens TiVo footprint; Canoe adds another cable vet

CTOs: 1 Year Makes All the Difference
Column | 10/13/2011

Technology innovation is speeding up, making every tech advantage more precious

Monsoon Pitches MSO-Managed TV Place-Shifting
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Monsoon to take on EchoStar and Moto with place-shifting devices that let MSOs decide which channels can be streamed in and out of the home

LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp
LRTV Interviews | 10/13/2011

LightSquared CMO Frank Boulben talks about how the company's European-style pay-as-you-go wholesale pricing for its Sharp LTE phones and tablets will work

Euronews: AlcaLu Offloads Genesys
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Private equity firm Permira takes SPIT vendor off AlcaLu's hands, while Orange gets cozy with China Telecom

Policy Is Still Strategic, But Changing
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Service providers see policy's role as increasingly important, but they tell Heavy Reading the technology must evolve

Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Product (Cable)
The Bauminator | 10/13/2011

5:30 AM Some reasons why this crop of cable products made the list of finalists

Comcast's Studio Shelves $60 VoD Test
The Bauminator | 10/12/2011

5:30 PM Universal backed down after some major theater studio owners threatened to boycott Tower Heist

Assessing the Indian Telecom Equipment Opportunity: Part 1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2011

Part one of two assessing telecom equipment opportunities in India

AmEx Seeks Mobile Payment Partners
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2011

American Express's head of enterprise says mobile commerce won't take off without more industry unity

Leading Lights Finalists: Public Company of the Year
The Philter | 10/12/2011

3:00 PM Here are some thoughts on why we selected this group of finalists for Public Company of the Year

RFID-M2M Takes Root in Manufacturing Sector
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2011

The arrival of machine-to-machin communications is bringing renewed interest in RFID technology in the manufacturing sector

Photos: Nokia's San Diego Test Center
Slide Shows | 10/12/2011

Nokia’s San Diego test lab breaks, bends, twists, pokes and prods all its mobile devices so you can’t do the same

New Service Part of Verizon's National Brand Play
Rewired | 10/12/2011

1:05 PM Home monitoring and security service initially targets Verizon's FiOS and DSL customers, but is likely to go national

Leading Lights Finalists: Telecom Services, Pt. I
EuroBlog | 10/12/2011

12:15 PM Check out the mix in this year's Best New Service or Application (Telecom) category shortlist

RIM's Three-Day Service Disruption Spreads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2011

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is not having a good week as its outage appears to have now hit North America

T-Mobile: Springboard Tablet Under $200
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2011

The Android tablet price war is hotting up with both Amazon and Huawei planning sub-$200 products before the end of the year

Intel's TV Disconnect
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/12/2011

Also: Roku gets HBO Go as it unveils low-cost box; Universal's $60 VoD test meets more static; SeaChange notches VoD win in Mexico

Huawei Makes Its Enterprise Pitch
Slide Shows | 10/12/2011

With Interop as a backdrop, Huawei came out swinging in its enterprise 'debut.' Here's how it looked...

US Blocks Huawei LTE Bid
Wireless Bits | 10/12/2011

7:30 AM Now the Chinese vendor wants some answers

Euronews: Telefonica Goes After Skype
News Analysis | 10/12/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Telefonica's O2 takes on Skype et al, while there's a double dose of bad news for Italian telecom

Managing Enterprise Mobile Apps
Que Sera Sarah | 10/12/2011

Wireless operators are positioning mobile apps in the enterprise as a big opportunity, but are IT departments ready for a flood of new apps?

Huawei's Springboard Into the US?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Huawei views its newest tablet as its US spearhead, ahead of a new line of affordable smartphones, with LTE handsets showing up in 2012

Charter CEO to Step Down
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Michael Lovett will step down on April 30, 2012, or sooner, if the MSO can find a successor before then

Arris/BigBand Could Resurrect Modular CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

A modular version of cable's budding converged services architecture is among the long-term plans once the companies get combined

Wireless Chiefs Talk up M2M
Que Sera Sarah | 10/11/2011

As wireless devices overtake the U.S. population, the wireless operators look to connect billions more from cameras to robots

CTIA 2011: Sprint & AT&T Spar in San Diego
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Jokey jabs between Sprint & AT&T Mobility heads kick off the fall CTIA show in San Diego

BelAir Small Cell Packs Backhaul Punch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

This small cell does 3G, LTE, WiFi and wireless backhaul -- all in the same box

The Steve Jobs Legacy
LRTV Documentaries | 10/11/2011

Last week at Interop New York, since he was already on everyone's mind, we asked: What did Steve Jobs mean to you?

Infinera's 100G Goes Undersea
News Analysis | 10/11/2011

NTT takes a bunch of the optical vendor's new technologies for a spin

Ericsson, Huawei Dragged Into Bribery Case
AsiaBlog | 10/11/2011

11:25 AM Ericsson distances itself from court case in China

AT&T Closes the Gap on Verizon's Android Lead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

AT&T unveils five new Android smartphones at CTIA, bringing its total to 19 -- and they've arrived just in time for the holidays

DirecTV Unveils Content 'Nomad'
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Also: Yahoo drops out of the Hulu bidding, Megacable hires a CTO, cable contractors sue in Georgia, Harmonic and Kit deal targets TV Everywhere

Arris Snaps Up BigBand
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Arris is paying $2.24 per share for the struggling switched digital video specialist

AT&T App Enables Work/Play Divide
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

AT&T's Toggle app, developed by Enterproid, splits work and play on the same phone for enterprises that let staff use their own device

Ericsson Lands LTE Coup in India
AsiaBlog | 10/11/2011

6:45 AM Awarded India's first official LTE TDD network deal

Euronews: BlackBerry Outage Hits Millions
News Analysis | 10/11/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: RIM is in apology mode as data center crashes, while Brussels tries to get satellite mobile services moving

Picking a Cloud Provider
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2011

What do enterprises need from cloud operators? Ari Banerjee of Heavy Reading gives a few pointers, while Matt Laslie of Savvis explains one hybrid strategy. From Light Reading's Carrier Cloud Forum

What's Driving Cloud Interest
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2011

Sometimes, it's a case of 'My boss made me do it,' as Windstream's Kip Turco tells us

BT Makes Waves in Its Access Net
News Analysis | 10/10/2011

Openreach division couples extra capabilities of ADVA box with a greater focus on bespoke wavelength access services for retail service providers

LTE: A Latent Problem?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2011

Analysts disagree on how bad current LTE network latency is in the US but agree that 4G deployments will require further optimization

Netflix Kills Qwikster
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/10/2011

Also, Cinemark makes 'Tower Heist' threats, the new Xbox interface comes to U-verse and some big, bloated TiVos arrive on store shelves

Honorable Mentions: Oct. 10
Matt's Mentions | 10/10/2011

This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Photos: Fall Interop 2011
Slide Shows | 10/10/2011

It's the smaller sibling to Las Vegas Interop, but we still found plenty of shutter candy

Euronews: EC Is Cool With Microsoft/Skype Deal
News Analysis | 10/10/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: European Commission says yes to Microsoft's takeover of Skype, while Ofcom faffs around on the U.K. LTE auction

Backhaul Requires a Fiber Fix
LRTV Documentaries | 10/10/2011

Allied Fiber's Jason Cohen sees competitors placing big bets building fiber out to towers to capitalize on backhaul's growth potential

Photos: CTAM 2011
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/10/2011

The 2011 CTAM confab in New York took cable marketers into the cloud, and there were plenty of opportunities to grab some schwag

CTIA: A Developer Incubator
Que Sera Sarah | 10/10/2011

4:30 AM Last year was all about the enterprise, but CTIA this year is focused on fostering app developers' efforts to tackle mobility

Where's Mobile Video Going?
LRTV Documentaries | 10/9/2011

A glimpse at two mobile giants gives us a look at what consumers can do now with mobile video at home and some reasons why they can look forward to faster networks

Verizon FiOS: The Mobile Experience
The Philter | 10/8/2011

Verizon's Shadman Zafar explains how and why the carrier is making more use of mobile devices to complement its FiOS pay-TV service

Slide Show: Carrier Cloud Forum, Fall 2011
Slide Shows | 10/7/2011

In the shadow of Javits Center construction, we gathered industry leaders for an update on the cloud

Sprint Promises LTE Devices in Early 2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Sprint smartphones and tablets that support both 3G CDMA and 4G LTE coming in the first half of next year from Motorola and others

OS Watch: RIM Buys Up a Cloud Vendor
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Also, Nuance acquires Swype, HTC & Samsung had solid third quarters and Samsung cancels its Ice Cream party in October's first OS diary

Sprint to Launch LTE by Mid-2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Sprint promises an 'aggressive rollout' of LTE on its own 1900MHz spectrum next year

Comcast VoD Coming to TiVo
The Bauminator | 10/7/2011

10:30 AM Comcast's juicy FCC filing also references a 'private IP' service for PCs and Macs and a fall launch of Comcast's AnyPlay streaming device

Comcast, Universal to Test $60 VoD Flick
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Also: VoD poised to breach $2B revenue mark; DC court to hear network neutrality appeals, YouTube streams free flicks across the pond

LTE Plays Base
Research Rewind | 10/7/2011

This week: LTE for base stations and user devices, FTTH in China, fixed broadband networks in AME

Level 3: Mobile Backhaul Brutally Competitive
LRTV Documentaries | 10/7/2011

Mobile backhaul providers have to be creative and count on massive future growth to justify risks of building fiber out to towers

Euronews: Ericsson Could Quit Handsets
News Analysis | 10/7/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Will Sony buy out Ericsson's share of handsets JV? And will Airtel's Nigerian network get back to normal?

Softbank Preps Pseudo-LTE TDD Service
News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Japanese operator has built out a broadband mobile network using a local technology standard – but is it just LTE TDD in disguise?

Looking Ahead to Sprint's Strategy Day
Jonestown | 10/6/2011

6:30 PM The iPhone 4S coming to Sprint might be the sizzle at the operator's strategy meeting Friday, but LTE will be the steak

6 More Truths About Cloud Computing
News Analysis | 10/6/2011

The future of the cloud is still morphing for both service providers and customers, as we found at the latest Cloud Carrier Forum

Suddenlink Goes Live With Metered Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Subs will be subject to overage fees if they exceed their monthly bandwidth allotment more than two times

Comcast to Swing Xcalibur Wide in 2012
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Comcast's cloud-inspired next-gen video platform is still limited to a small trial, but the MSO expects to take it nationwide next year

Cable Gets It On With IPv6
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Also: Grande, Synacor do TV Everywhere; Showtime is cable's ITV idol; Softel jumps in cable's Canoe; Comcast Media Center expands ad roster

Sprint to Offer Unlimited Data for iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Sprint will be the first US carrier to offer unlimited data for the iPhone 4S and 4 with plans from $80

TW Cable Makes Cloud Progress With NaviSite
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

MSO's latest acquisition is starting to tailor and test cloud service offerings for small- and mid-sized businesses

BT Slices Up the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2011

Picking vertical markets for cloud services isn't quite enough, explains BT Global Services Chief Architect and CTO Scott Cain

Staying Competitive in Mobile Backhaul
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2011

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan discusses the challenges of providing packet synchronization, low latency, QoS and security in mobile backhaul networks

Getting Smart With Data
EuroBlog | 10/6/2011

9:30 AM Deutsche Telekom opts for a smart business intelligence route

Backhaul Pioneer Preps for LTE
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2011

Tower Cloud CEO Ron Mudry talks about how his company is delivering backhaul in small cities and rural areas for LTE and mobile data

Euronews: Deutsche Telekom's Smart Move
News Analysis | 10/6/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: DT hands Capgemini a SPIT contract, C&W Worldwide could be in the red, and Apple shares wobble in Germany

Tributes to Steve Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2011

The communications sector has been paying tribute to one of its greatest innovators

Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Is Dead at 56
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Apple chairman has died just over a month after stepping down as CEO of the iconic company he founded

Apple's Margin Machine
Que Sera Sarah | 10/5/2011

7:30 PM The Cupertino giant will make nearly $100 on every 32GB iPhone 4S it sells, which explains why it wasn't eager to overhaul its hardware

Comcast, Verizon Connect With the Xbox 360
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

The Xbox 360 will soon stream a portion of Comcast's and Verizon's VoD library and a subset of the FiOS TV live TV lineup

BT Ramps Up Its FTTX Speeds
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

BT's Openreach access network division says it will be offering FTTP speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s and doubling its FTTC speeds to 80 Mbit/s

Cloud Could Face Network Bottlenecks
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

To fulfill the promise of cloud services, the network might need some adjustments. Equipment vendors aren't sad to hear that

Are Service Provider Cloud Goals Too Lofty?
Rewired | 10/5/2011

2:00 PM Cloud will succeed better on a use-case basis, say enterprise experts at LR Live!'s Cloud Carrier Forum

Sprint to Reveal Backhaul Contract Winners Friday
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Sprint will announce more backhaul contracts on Friday, according to an exec at Light Reading Live! event

Cox Dodges iPhone Question
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Sprint will need help unloading millions of iPhones, and the technical pieces are in place for the MSO to lend the carrier a hand

Microsoft Ready to Switch on Xbox TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Also: Cable pitches USF reform proposal; Comcast getting down to more business; Midcontinent seals system buys; Avail-TVN scores in Chile

CTAM 2011: Hot Topics
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Cable's marketing honchos will give us a break from Docsis 3.0 and RFoG in favor of debates about a la carte and making a CE connection

Interop Wrap: Huawei's Enterprising Campaign
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Huawei, Cisco, Juniper and HP all have plans on how to rethink the enterprise network and they're shouting about it at Interop New York

iPhone 5: Apple Can Have 4G But Not the World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2011

If Apple wants an LTE iPhone in 2012, it’ll likely have to drop the global capabilities of the 4S to build it

Wi-Fi's New Lease of Life
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2011

Carrier-grade wireless LAN (or Wi-Fi) technology is playing an increasingly important role in the data traffic management strategies of mobile operators. Ruckus Wireless President and CEO Selina Lo explains how Wi-Fi can help offload data from cellular networks

Euronews: BT Preps 300Mbit/s FTTP Offer
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: BT ups its FTTP game, Samsung jumps on Apple's iPhone 4S and a Vodafone-to-buy-RIM rumor does the rounds

iPhone 4S: What's in a Name?
Jonestown | 10/4/2011

5:55 PM Apple's latest pulls together lots of features already available in the market into a smooth new package. So how long until 4G LTE now?

Photos: Apple's iPhone 4S Unveiling
Slide Shows | 10/4/2011

Light Reading presents pictures to document the birth of Apple's iPhone 4S

Apple's Latest Is a Faster 3G 'Worldphone'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

The iPhone 4S supports CDMA and GSM, and sports faster 3G, dual-antennas, a better camera and a clever voice-activated assistant

Apple Finds Friends, Synchs With iCloud
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Apple's cloud storage will begin shipping on Oct. 12, along with the revamped iOS 5, featuring friend-finding and music-matching apps

Ethernet Exchanges Attracting Mostly Sellers
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Carriers are connecting to exchanges such as CENX and Telx, but they are mostly there to sell, not buy Ethernet links

Apple: By the Numbers
Que Sera Sarah | 10/4/2011

2:10 PM Apple reminds everyone how terrific its mobile business is before unleashing the new iPhone

Suddenlink to Fit Broadband Caps, Overage Fees
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Also: Cox runs targeted ads; CableCARDs stall at retail; Transmode scores at UPC; thePlatform adds brass; Netflix & Showtime duke it out

Major Carrier: Small-Cell Backhaul Must Be Cheap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

What Apple news?! Small-cell backhaul is hot in London today with the UK's biggest mobile operator setting the low-cost challenge

Getting Down to Earth on Cloud
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

There's still a lot of work to be done before communications service providers can deliver true cloud services and profit from them

Leading Lights Non-Finalists: Deal Maker
Craig's A-List | 10/4/2011

8:05 AM Why a few juicy possibilities didn't make the cut

Europe to Apple: Gimme Five!
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Apple's smartphone has generated laughter, tears, writs and some awkward analogies in Europe over the years -- and now it wants iPhone 5

BBWF 2011: Satellite's High Hopes
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2011

Chris O'Dell, VP of sales at Hughes Network Systems Europe, says broadband connections via Ka-band satellite links can help fill in the gaps in Europe's broadband coverage and deliver a service comparable to many fixed-broadband offerings

Euronews: Kroes Plan Is Krazy, Say Telcos
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Steely Neelie's latest wheeze comes under carrier fire, and Nokia's rating is under pressure following NSN cash boost

Apple Picking: Before the iPhone Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Inspecting iPhone 5 expectations, including the seeding of the iCloud and more, ahead of Tim Cook's first major device launch as Apple's CEO

Sidera Spending to Build Cloud Infrastructure
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

The competitive carrier isn't finding easy answers for upgrading its network and OSS systems for cloud services

Netflix Gets Spoofed
The Bauminator | 10/3/2011

1:40 PM Here's the sketch that didn't make it on Saturday Night Live

Survey: Apple to Gain in AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Light Reading survey takers say Apple has the most to gain if AT&T acquires T-Mobile, good news on the eve of its iPhone unveiling

Leap's 3G Trumps Metro's 4G/2G Mashup
Que Sera Sarah | 10/3/2011

11:50 AM Bernstein Research says 3G is better than 4G when 4G's only fallback is a stopgap 2G network

Has ZTE Struck LTE Gold in India?
AsiaBlog | 10/3/2011

11:25 AM Reports suggest ZTE has landed a key role with India's largest mobile operator

LightSquared Gets Sharp for Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2011

LightSquared announces its first specific deal to develop smartphones and more for its planned hybrid LTE and satellite network

Verizon Appeals Net Neutrality Rules (Again)
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Also: Round two for Hulu; CenturyLink intros Internet Basics tilt; Nagra advances ad play via M&A; Italy hosts video hacking case

Honorable Mentions: Oct. 3
Matt's Mentions | 10/3/2011

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Business Services Now FTTH Focus
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

The FTTH Council show floor was dominated by business services and backhaul opportunities

LTE Patent Pool: No Diving!
Wireless Bits | 10/3/2011

7:50 AM An effective LTE patent pool looks increasingly unlikely

CLECs Eye a Slice of the Mobile Backhaul Pie
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Light Reading Live! event highlights the opportunities for competitive carriers in the potentially lucrative mobile backhaul market

C&W Lime Streams TV Everywhere with AnyView
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Cable & Wireless's Caribbean unit to use adaptive bit rate system from Avail-TVN to stream video to IP-connected set-tops, PCs and mobile devices

Euronews: Steely Neelie's Copper Clampdown
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

In today's EMEA selection: EC commissioner wants more investment in fiber, France Telecom heads into the Congo and Russia gets coherent 100G

Cloud Plans Need IT/Telco Unity
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

France Telecom's head of networks says the convergence of the telecom and IT domains is critical for telcos with cloud services ambitions

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