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Alcatel-Lucent's Hot Streak
AsiaBlog | 5/31/2012

1:10 PM Alcatel-Lucent is on fire (not literally) in Asia/Pacific, but it wants the operators to spend a LOT more

What's the Holdup With Cisco & SDN?
Craig's A-List | 5/31/2012

11:15 AM Cisco does take software-defined networking seriously, and that's supposedly why it's waiting two more weeks to explain its plans

Carriers Must Think Small to Make Mobile Customers Happy
LRTV Interviews | 5/31/2012

Heavy Reading’s Berge Ayvazian on how small cells can get smart about connections and help carriers improve data speed and coverage in traffic-heavy networks

Vodafone Leads Open Global App-Store Push
News Analysis | 5/30/2012

Vodafone, AT&T, DT, Telefónica and Verizon team on API-based effort to enable open apps market, with no industry/standards bodies involved

RIM to Sell the BlackBerry Farm?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/29/2012

The company warns of a Q1 operating loss and hires bankers to explore its options, which suggests a sale might be on the table

Creative, Confounding Wireless Bills
Que Sera Sarah | 5/24/2012

7:30 AM Bargain shoppers and coupon cutters will love creative pricing, but it'll make for one beast of a monthly statement

AlcaLu CEO Likes His Product Lineup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/23/2012

The right pieces are in place, even if the results don't show up in quarterly earnings yet, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen says

Avail-TVN Will Buy Again, CEO Says
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/23/2012

Avail-TVN CEO says that advertising and analytics companies could be in his M&A sights

The Cloud Backlash
Rewired | 5/22/2012

9:05 PM Service providers and large customers are deploying cloud services but avoiding calling them 'cloud services.' And the point is?

Where is the Customer Service Culture?
The Philter | 5/22/2012

11:15 AM Service providers want to manage and measure the customer experience, but what good are data and usage stats when a customer service culture doesn't exist?

Is Innovation Too Tough for Big Telecom?
News Analysis | 5/22/2012

TM Forum is focused on innovation acceleration but industry experts say dramatic culture change is needed to make that happen

Operators Dress Up Data Caps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/22/2012

Wireless operators have moved from the operational requirements of new data pricing plans to figuring out how to market them to disgruntled consumers, policy vendor says

Management World 2012: Where's the Innovation?
LRTV Interviews | 5/22/2012

Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie provides an update on how operators seem to be faring as they embrace apps ecosystems and challenging new business models

Willetts Unzips Telecom Future
News Analysis | 5/22/2012

Survival means finding visionary leaders willing to take chances and somehow convincing Wall Street and regulators that it'll be okay

Network Efficiency Trumps Speed, Says AT&T
News Analysis | 5/18/2012

Jim King of AT&T Labs says 100G isn't as important to the company as the optical technology that makes the transport network run smoothly

A Mobile Reporter in a Management World
Que Sera Sarah | 5/18/2012

3:00 AM This LR Mobile reporter will be on the search for SPIT-covered mobile topics at next week's Management World Forum in Dublin

Verizon: Putting SDN in Its Place
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2012

Given the disruptive potential of software-defined networking, what's going to happen to routers as we know them? Stuart Elby of Verizon gives us his theory

100-Gig? 40-Gig? Yes, Says Cisco
News Analysis | 5/17/2012

What if ports could change speeds in, say, 25Gbit/s increments? Cisco brought up the idea at the Packet Optical Transport Evolution conference

Optical Transport Traffic Up, Spending Flat
News Analysis | 5/17/2012

Service provider transport networks are handling massively more volume, but spending has yet to surpass Sonet/SDH spending

Euronews: Ciena Lands 100G Deal in UK
News Analysis | 5/17/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Ciena scores in UK; AlcaLu settles with Klausner; Intune bags former Ciena man; LTE goes live in London

Verizon Wireless Brings Unlimited Users to Tiers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2012

Grandfathered-in unlimited plan customers will be forced to pick a tier when Verizon rolls out shared data plans this summer

Meet the New US Wireless Operators
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2012

A number of low-cost MVNOs are launching in the US with potentially disruptive – but still unproven – business models

New Cyan CEO Sees Global Growth
News Analysis | 5/15/2012

Telecom vet Mark Floyd takes over at Cyan and will get the company ready to grow as it continues to target fast-growing metro networks

Verizon Shows Off Its Hurricane Force
LRTV Interviews | 5/15/2012

At CTIA in New Orleans, Verizon explains to LR Mobile how it uses mobile cell sites to restore wireless services after hurricanes and other disasters

RCA Petitions for Conditions on Verizon & Cable
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/14/2012

Carrier group made up of T-Mobile, Sprint and others is OK with Verizon's AWS spectrum buy provided the FCC applies some conditions to it

In Wireless Operators We Trust?
Que Sera Sarah | 5/11/2012

2:15 PM Consumers' expectation of privacy may be misguided, but the wireless operators have a ways to go to convince us we can trust them with our data

Interop 2012: Beer Bash & Booth Crawl
Slide Shows | 5/11/2012

Interop's booth crawl and happy hour rounded out a terrific day of cloud content and carrier meetings here in the driest place on Earth

CTIA 2012: LTE, Apps, Small Cells & More
Que Sera Sarah | 5/11/2012

10:40 AM LR Mobile Site Editor Dan Jones and I discuss the big themes at CTIA, the show where the LTE network, devices and apps came together

Photos: Sarah's New Orleans Tour
Que Sera Sarah | 5/11/2012

I came, I saw, I ate ... and I worked a little too. Here's what I have to show for it

OpenFlow Keeps Buzzing
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2012

OpenFlow and software-defined networking were the talk of Interop. Light Reading sits down with Dan Pitt of the Open Networking Foundation to explore the reasons why

Good Times Slow Down at Cisco
News Analysis | 5/10/2012

Cisco says everything's great, but orders are decelerating and the company's Q4 forecast came up short

Interop 2012: Photos From the Show Floor
Slide Shows | 5/9/2012

Our first pass through the Interop show floor highlights Huawei, Barracuda Networks, JDSU, magicians, models and more

Broadcom Chips Drive Huawei's Huge Switch
News Analysis | 5/9/2012

Huawei comes to Interop striving for relevance in the US enterprise and data center markets

CTIA 2012: Photos From the Big Easy
Slide Shows | 5/9/2012

CTIA's taken over New Orleans's sprawling convention center, and we have the pics to prove it

RIM's New Marketing Man Is a LightSquared Vet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2012

The BlackBerry maker's executive shuffle continues as it brings on a COO from Sony and a CMO from LightSquared

Photos: AT&T's Digital Housewarming
Que Sera Sarah | 5/8/2012

11:10 AM Photos from the carrier's connected digital home in New Orleans

Putting Policy & SDM to Work
News Analysis | 5/8/2012

Light Reading Live! event tackles the deployment of policy and subscriber data management systems that enable personalized mobile services

Adding Up the SDN Effect
News Analysis | 5/3/2012

4:50 PM Big Web companies like Google will soon have the spending power of telcos, and that could change vendors' lives drastically

4G & Video Drive SPIT Acquisitions
News Analysis | 5/2/2012

A flurry of service provider IT (SPIT) acquisitions involving Allot, WeDo and Acme Packet highlight some key industry trends

Moto Posts a Loss in Google Limbo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2012

The handset maker only ships 5.1M smartphones in Q1, while it waits for China to approve its takeover by Google

XO Keeps Cloud in the Family
News Analysis | 5/1/2012

Remember Concentric? The name is back in the headlines (not literally) as XO makes its move on the cloud services market

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