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Cable Sets Business Sights Higher
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/30/2009

The big MSOs are notching big gains in commercial services revenue, even as their overall revenue growth has flattened out

Charter Leaves Chapter 11
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/30/2009

Despite protests by some lenders, the MSO is now poised to shave $8 billion of its debt load and apply for a new Nasdaq listing

Rogers Unboxes 'TV Everywhere'
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/30/2009

MSO offers 1,000 hours of content, but access is limited to Canadian Internet connections and governed by broadband usage policies

Nortel: 'Tis the Season for More Bonuses
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/30/2009

What's another $7.5 million among friends?

Broadcom Passes on 40-Gig
Craig's A-List | 11/30/2009

4:15 PM Not to diss $180M, but you'd think Sierra Monolithics would have had other options

NSN Targets Greater Market Share
News Analysis | 11/30/2009

Nokia Siemens is looking to gain back some of its lost market share now that it has built a more secure financial footing

Nokia Doesn't Rule Out Handset Sale
Jonestown | 11/30/2009

2:00 PM Won't happen anytime soon, however

Rumors of an LTE iPhone (Again)
Jonestown | 11/30/2009

1:10 PM Apple rumored to be testing LTE iPhone, but don't expect anything commercial in 2010

Mediacom to Wear Speed King Crown
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/30/2009

MSO poised to become US cable's new Docsis 3.0 speed king with the expected launch of a new broadband service called 'Ultra 105'

Clearwire Goes South of the Border
Jonestown | 11/30/2009

12:05 PM Clearwire, Intel, and MVS to invest $700M to deploy WiMax in 23 Mexican cities

Bing's Top Searches in 2009
Contentinople | 11/30/2009

11:00 AM No surprise, Michael Jackson tops the list

Infineon & Nokia Team Up for LTE Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/30/2009

Infineon announced it's partnering with Nokia to create chips for next-gen mobile broadband

Report: Xtera Preps IPO
EuroBlog | 11/30/2009

8:25 AM Report suggests optical vendor aims to raise $100 million

Reding Replaced as Europe's Telecom Watchdog
News Analysis | 11/27/2009

Viviane Reding, the scourge of Europe's carriers, is being given a new role at the European Commission, but her replacement is just as formidable

TiVo Coming to Virgin's Non-DVRs, Too
The Bauminator | 11/27/2009

1:30 PM And other nuggets from TiVo's Q3 call

India Adds 16.7M Mobile Lines in October
News Analysis | 11/27/2009

On average, 538,000 new mobile lines were added each day in October, suggesting India will reach 500 million mobile connections before December

Telefónica Tears It Up
EuroBlog | 11/27/2009

8:00 AM Acquires stake in satellite TV player, plans to appeal FTTH decision

Policy Players Prosper
News Analysis | 11/26/2009

Policy management specialists are picking up new business, profiting from demand, and preparing for greater demand from the mobile sector

Ad-Vantage Cablevision
Contentinople | 11/26/2009

10:00 AM Video: MSO EVP Barry Frey dishes out some detail on Cablevision's interactive ad plans at the Future of TV confab

Virgin Presses 'Play' for On Demand Ads
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/26/2009

U.K. cable operator is going live with a dynamic advertising platform that inserts relevant adverts into on demand TV streams

DPI Vendors Eye Integration
News Analysis | 11/26/2009

Standalone appliances still dominate the DPI market, but that trend could soon start to change, according to a new Heavy Reading report

BT, Qwest Surf Service Creation Wave
News Analysis | 11/26/2009

Partners to demo 'federated catalog' approach at Management World Americas in Orlando, but business processes still a challenge

Lawsuits Threaten German LTE Auction
Wireless Bits | 11/25/2009

10:05 PM E-Plus and O2 sue the German regulator over auction rules

European Carriers Catch M&A Fever
News Analysis | 11/25/2009

Europe's service provider landscape is changing yet again as operators merge, sell units, and consider ownership options

Cable ONE Seeks $50 HD Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/25/2009

Huawei, Echostar, and others apparently see a chance to crack the US cable market, as Cable ONE tries to squeeze down the price of its HD set-top

OpVista Gets Another Go
News Analysis | 11/25/2009

The reborn OpVista, now named Vello Systems, seems to be adding some new twists to its optical system

Changes Up Top at Bresnan
The Bauminator | 11/25/2009

NOON Jeffrey DeMond takes the helm as MSO gets ready to pursue 'strategic opportunities'

Qualcomm's Legal Load Lightened
Wireless Bits | 11/25/2009

11:15 AM European Commission drops case against cellular chip supplier

Mobile Data: Day by Day
Jonestown | 11/25/2009

10:50 AM AT&T is the latest to go for a day pass

India Faces Further 3G Delay
AsiaBlog | 11/25/2009

9:10 AM Reports suggest the spectrum auction won't happen in January as planned

Clearwire Grabs $920M More Funds
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/25/2009

With $920M in new debt financing, Clearwire says it now has more than enough money to cover 120M people by the end of 2010

Ericsson Buys Nortel's GSM Biz Too
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/25/2009

Ericsson bags more Nortel mobile assets as the Swedish giant and Austria's Kapsch CarrierCom win in Nortel's GSM and GSM-R asset auction

Nortel: What's Left on the Shelf?
News Analysis | 11/25/2009

With the GSM and Metro Ethernet Networks business units offloaded, and more than $2.9B banked, what's left for Nortel to flog?

IBM Targets Telcos' Apps Dev Needs
News Analysis | 11/25/2009

China, Malaysia, and South Africa host IBM's new telecom service creation centers, while the IT giant teams with Comverse in France

Virgin Presses 'Play' on TiVo
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/25/2009

TiVo's on board as the exclusive middleware supplier and user interface for boxes that will key on broadband video convergence

Evolved Packet Core for LTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/24/2009

The mobile packet core market has had a good year, with more to come in 2010

Tandberg Television Signing Off
The Bauminator | 11/24/2009

6:15 PM Mark your calendars. The inevitible is set to occur on Jan. 25, 2010

Google Adds to Ads Smarts
EuroBlog | 11/24/2009

3:30 PM Ad content management specialist Teracent is the latest acquisition

Google Clicks With TiVo
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/24/2009

DVR data deal will reveal more about the tendency toward ad-skipping, but TiVo and Google are confident the new insight will help advertisers create more effective ads

Joost Sells Off Scraps
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/24/2009

The assets and final fate of the once-promising broadband video player are now in the hands of a UK-based online ad company

TI Gets a Reprieve
The Bauminator | 11/24/2009

1:00 PM The FCC gives Texas Instruments more time to mount a defense for the 'Firewire' interface

AT&T: Healthcare Embracing Telepresence
News Analysis | 11/24/2009

Industry's desire to reduce travel costs and increase collaboration drives the demand, AT&T says

AlcaLu Turns Apps Broker
News Analysis | 11/24/2009

Alcatel-Lucent is acting as the bridge between apps developers and operators with an initiative called Open API, with Sprint already on board

Euro LTE Spectrum Bargain
Wireless Bits | 11/24/2009

11:20 AM Finnish operators spend $5.6M for 4G spectrum

France Fires Up Femtocells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/24/2009

French mobile operator SFR launches consumer 3G femtocell service with Ubiquisys

Twitter's Big Plans
Contentinople | 11/24/2009

9:50 AM Microblogging site is planning acquisitions, actual revenue for 2010

Huawei Ousts NSN in Belgium
Wireless Bits | 11/24/2009

6:55 AM Proximus to replace all base stations with Huawei's

Nortel's MEN: Winners & Losers
News Analysis | 11/23/2009

Ciena prevailed in the tussle to land Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks division, but does that make it a winner?

Dr. Malone Gives Comcast-NBCU a Checkup
The Bauminator | 11/23/2009

5:20 PM Liberty chief and renowned dealmaker says purported Comcast-NBCU hookup looks like a 'heavily-engineered' custom job

Charter Bankruptcy Exit Hits a Speed Bump
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/23/2009

A batch of lenders and stockholders are urging a New York judge to stay the bankruptcy order so they can mount an appeal

Just What Is a Wide-Area Femto, Anyway?
Jonestown | 11/23/2009

NOON Ubiquisys blurs some lines

Blame It on Turkey Day
The Bauminator | 11/23/2009

11:20 AM TI wants more time to defend against Intel's request to erase a rule requiring that HD set-tops contain a Firewire interface

Verizon Pushes Deeper Into Tele-Medicine
News Analysis | 11/23/2009

Verizon's new Telehealth Collaboration Services aim to make video conferencing a major tool for medical professionals

Verizon Portal Makes Paperless Push
News Analysis | 11/23/2009

Verizon Enterprise Center gets billing upgrade that delivers more details and easier payment options – and more trees in the ground

Telefónica Revs Spanish 3G
Wireless Bits | 11/23/2009

10:35 AM Carrier launches HSPA+ just in time for Mobile World Congress fest

Ruckus & the Revenge of Metro Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/23/2009

Ruckus says 802.11n can help reduce the cost of metro-mesh, and it has a deployment in Mumbai to show us how

Ciena Beats NSN to Buy Nortel's MEN
News Analysis | 11/23/2009

Ciena outbids Nokia Siemens in weekend-long auction process, paying $769 million for Nortel's optical and Ethernet assets

Roku 'Store' Opens With 10 Channels
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/23/2009

Roku's new store starts off with 10 Internet-fed channels, but the company's lineup still lacks content from a major content provider

RadioFrame's Mystery Femto Buyer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/20/2009

Some unknown company has already bought up RadioFrame's femtocell assets. Could it be Broadcom?

Calix Files for an IPO
News Analysis | 11/20/2009

This is not a drill. Repeat: This is not a drill

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 11/20/2009

4:40 PM Costly CableCARDs, Charter inching closer to an exit, cable FTTP without all the mess, and more

Harmonic Goes Lite for Cable IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/20/2009

Adding to the cable IPTV fray, Harmonic's seeking support for Docsis Lite, an architecture requiring new CMTS and edge QAM software

MTS Exec: Partners, Processes Key to Success
News Analysis | 11/20/2009

Senior exec at Russian giant MTS says carriers need to focus on partnership management and internal processes to succeed in the Internet world

Moto Snaps Up RadioFrame Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/20/2009

Motorola is buying into cheaper, low-power iDEN technology

Stoke Scores Second DoCoMo Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/20/2009

The mobile gateway company claims it's getting quite a fan base in Japan – and in Europe, too

CA, NetQoS Exchange Vows
EuroBlog | 11/20/2009

10:10 AM Shock news - IT vendor displays sense of humor

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 11/20/2009

8:55 AM Clearwire funding solid – for 2010 and beyond

FCC Wants Faster Cell Tower Reviews
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2009

FCC rules to set limit on how long local governments can review applications for new towers

TV Everywhere, Money Nowhere
Craig's A-List | 11/19/2009

5:25 PM What does cable really get out of Internet TV?

Telstra Amps Up Its HFC
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/19/2009

Cable upgrade lets Telstra offer 100-Mbit/s downstream services to 1M homes in Melbourne and provides a pipe for its broadband DVR

SCTE Trims as It Realigns
The Bauminator | 11/19/2009

4:55 PM Society releases two VPs as it looks to strengthen its engineering core

Sezmi Founder: We'll Replace Cable & Satellite TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/19/2009

Phil Wiser says Sezmi has the strategy to win against the traditional TV guys as well as Boxee and other over-the-top video service providers

Cisco: Set-Top Data Could Boost 'TV Everywhere'
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/19/2009

Cisco says a closer look at how consumers are digesting video on set-tops will aid programmers and ad agencies as TV viewing goes increasingly mobile

Facebook Makes Big Video Gains
Contentinople | 11/19/2009

11:10 AM Site is now third, behind only YouTube and Hulu, in streams

Are ECI & Sonus an Item?
EuroBlog | 11/19/2009

10:20 AM New industry tie-up in the making

Telcordia Promises Relief From Dumb Pipe Syndrome
News Analysis | 11/19/2009

OSS provider believes broadband service providers can capitalize on their customer data to deliver more value

Sequans Gets VC for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2009

AlcaLu and Moto lead LTE-focused round for chip designer Sequans UPDATED 9:50 AM

Kineto Hedges on LTE Voice
Wireless Bits | 11/19/2009

6:55 AM Is VoLGA drying up?

BT, Polycom Go Deep on Video Integration
News Analysis | 11/18/2009

Polycom breaks new ground with software collaboration and global support for BT's managed videoconferencing service

Seeding the Cloud
Jonestown | 11/18/2009

5:35 PM The great Post-it note in the sky

Open Access Enters FCC Dialogue
News Analysis | 11/18/2009

The possibility of open access is re-awakening as the FCC considers ways to improve US broadband access

3G in China: Backhaul Bonanza
LR Mobile Column | 11/18/2009

The concurrent arrival of 3G and 'beyond 3G' mobile networks, mobile data services, and all-IP networks is putting much higher demand on mobile backhaul in China

China's $10B Backhaul Bonanza
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/18/2009

China's three mobile operators are splashing out on backhaul equipment to keep up with their 3G network deployments, finds a new Unstrung Insider report

APAC Operators Commit to LTE
News Analysis | 11/18/2009

As SingTel chooses vendors for multiple LTE trials, NTT DoCoMo focuses on its LTE launch, and China Mobile preps a TD-LTE pilot

PicoChip Bags $20M, Plans IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/18/2009

PicoChip lands $20M from existing investors and plans an initial public offering in 2011

Policy Matters to Mobile Broadband Operators
News Analysis | 11/18/2009

Policy control and deep packet inspection are hot topics for mobile broadband service providers in the virtual and 'real' worlds

thePlatform Plugs In 'TV Everywhere'
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/18/2009

A new adapter could help spur the TV Everywhere cause in the absence of any industry consensus

ATIS Ponders Targeted Ads for IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/17/2009

IPTV Interoperability Forum announces three new standards and says targeted ads and on-demand content are up for 2010

Ericsson Claims Dominance in North America
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/17/2009

North American CEO says the Nortel wireless buyout gives Ericsson a commanding position on the new continent

Riverbed Goes It Alone
News Analysis | 11/17/2009

Amid a flurry of big tech acquisitions and big-name cloud partnerships, Riverbed plans to sit disdainfully on the cafe patio

Better 3G?
Craig's A-List | 11/17/2009

4:50 PM AT&T says they gave it to you. Can you hear them now?

Set-Top Symbiosis
The Philter | 11/17/2009

11:25 AM Newer set-tops can offer service providers a good place to start serving Internet apps on the TV

Comcast: Your One-Stop Shop?
The Cable Pipeline | 11/17/2009

10:00 AM Is Comcast vying for the Wal-Mart experience?

Nortel Shrinks Again
News Analysis | 11/17/2009

Third-quarter numbers show another significant decline in revenues at Nortel, with the up-for-grabs optical business shrinking by 26%

Asia/Pacific Nears 2B Mobile Lines
News Analysis | 11/17/2009

Nearly half of the world's 4 billion-plus mobile connections are in Asia/Pacific, and the region is still showing remarkable growth

Cisco Tries Again With Tandberg
News Analysis | 11/16/2009

The acquisition bid rises to $3.4 billion, and that's the final offer, Cisco says

Huawei, Vodafone Delve Into Mobile Core
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/16/2009

Huawei looks set to muscle in on more European mobile core network action as it opens a new research lab in Italy with Vodafone

Vivendi Floors Telefónica
EuroBlog | 11/16/2009

3:05 PM French bidder raises stakes in battle for Brazil's GVT

Ice Ice Baby
Craig's A-List | 11/16/2009

1:15 PM Because we couldn't return from TelcoTV without party pictures

Samsung Sees Open Water With 'Bada'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/16/2009

Samsung will take on Symbian, Android, and LiMo with its own open OS in December

Blue Coat Scales Smartphone Security
News Analysis | 11/16/2009

New Web gateways help service providers provide in-line URL filtering for their growing armies of Web-enabled mobile devices

NTT, OpSource Bring Cloud Services to US
News Analysis | 11/16/2009

Having already launched XaaS services in Europe, partners NTT and OpSource offer virtual private cloud services to US enterprises

DPI Goes Mobile
Wireless Bits | 11/16/2009

9:10 AM Mobile operators turn to DPI to manage broadband usage

AT&T Joins Cloud Computing Set
News Analysis | 11/16/2009

AT&T teams with VMware and Sun to target enterprise users with on-demand computing services

Heads Up!
Monkey Bidness | 11/16/2009

8:05 AM So many diseases, so little time

Sezmi Launches Video Services Pilot in LA
News Analysis | 11/16/2009

Personalized video service provider offers free service for three months in Los Angeles, still targeting telcos as partners

DeNuccio Leaves JDSU
Craig's A-List | 11/15/2009

10:50 AM Former Redback CEO is now a former JDSU board member

Airvana Gets $40M Nortel Payoff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/13/2009

Airvana gets money for its unpaid CDMA bills at Nortel

EchoStar Preps IPTV App Store
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/13/2009

Not everyone is convinced TV needs an app store, but EchoStar and Dish are going to give it a try

Ankeena's Prabakar Sundarrajan: Conquering Content
LRTV Interviews | 11/13/2009

Ankeena's CTO Prabakar Sundarrajan gives us his view on the content delivery challenges facing telcos, and he outlines a few tips for holding on to subscribers and building an infrastructure that won't break when VoD content continues its rapid growth

Cable Curious About IPTV Possibilities
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/13/2009

Cable's presence was felt at TelcoTV this week as MSOs embarked on IPTV fact-finding missions

Kudelski's Clincher
The Bauminator | 11/13/2009

1:05 PM Shareholders go for Kudelski's sweetened bid for OpenTV, and the notion that OpenTV faces a brighter future with Kudelski in control

Nortel Postpones Optical Auction
EuroBlog | 11/13/2009

12:30 PM Friday the 13th is unlucky for Ciena

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 11/13/2009

12:15 PM Clearwire's Q4 goal: 900 new subscribers a day

Dell Finally Enters Smartphone Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/13/2009

Android-based Mini 3 will be initially sold by Claro in Brazil and China Mobile

TelcoTV: Telco TV Priorities
LRTV Documentaries | 11/13/2009

Now that telcos are being introduced to new service areas that they've never done before (entertainment delivery, home monitoring, etc.), it's worth asking: What is job No. 1 for today's telcos?

Google Buys Again
EuroBlog | 11/13/2009

10:35 AM Google buys VoIP software firm Gizmo5

TelcoTV: Advertising's New Target
LRTV Documentaries | 11/13/2009

Telcos have to walk a fine line between exploiting consumers for advertising purposes and missing out on a potentially huge revenue source that could supplement the cost of their expensive TV offerings

AAG Lights Its Pipe
AsiaBlog | 11/13/2009

9:05 AM The Asia America Gateway submarine cable is live and ready for traffic

Liberty Splashes $5.2B on German Operator
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/13/2009

Liberty Global is to buy Germany's second-biggest cable operator, Unitymedia, in a deal valued at $5.2B

Net Neutrality: Not Neutered
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/12/2009

'Come' to our virtual tradeshow on policy control and DPI to register your views on the FCC's latest moves

GSMA: 87M LTE Subs by 2014
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/12/2009

But the trade body is predicting a long life for HSPA as a 'fall back' to LTE and a mobile broadband standard in its own right

MoCA 2.0 'Enhanced' Mode Target: 800 Mbit/s
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/12/2009

The 2.0 version of MoCA is targeting two performance modes: a 400-Mbit/s basic version, and an enhanced 800-Mbit/s mode that could outgun G.hn

Nokia Siemens in App Land
Craig's A-List | 11/12/2009

2:15 PM The importance of getting others to do the work

NSN COO Vanishes Into Finnair
News Analysis | 11/12/2009

NSN has lost another top executive, this time to Finland's domestic airline

Nortel MEN Auction Delayed?
EuroBlog | 11/12/2009

NOON Reports suggest a potential delay to optical asset auction, but Nortel says nothing has changed

Is Apple Ready to Take a Bite Out of Cable?
The Cable Pipeline | 11/12/2009

11:45 AM Apple's said to be pursuing an over-the-top subscription TV service, but tricky programming rights could make it a nonstarter

Huawei Seen as Likely Moto Suitor
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/12/2009

Who's got $4.5B and wants in on the North American cable market? Sources at TelcoTV had at least one answer

Facebook as an Alibi
Contentinople | 11/12/2009

11:10 AM A Facebook status update clears a teen of robbery charges

DT Snaps Up Former AlcaLu Man
EuroBlog | 11/12/2009

9:40 AM Olivier Baujard has landed himself a plum new role as CTO of Deutsche Telekom

HP/3Com Battles Cisco
Craig's A-List | 11/12/2009

9:15 AM They couldn't wait until TelcoTV was over?

TelcoTV 2009: Scenes From the Show
Slide Shows | 11/12/2009

Here's our quick photo tour of some of the panels and stands at TelcoTV 2009

M&A Down Under
AsiaBlog | 11/12/2009

7:45 AM SP Telemedia is buying Australia's Pipe Networks for A$373 million

TelcoTV: Advanced TV Services
LRTV Documentaries | 11/12/2009

Twitter on your telly? Really? Differentiating IPTV from cable is a major telco concern. As execs from Ankeena Networks and Amino Communications point out, there's a tension between what will enhance the TV experience and what may just be annoying

TelcoTV: IPTV Is Stagnating
News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Applications are the key to IPTV success, but the right ones won't emerge unless telcos adopt the iPhone model, one keynoter says

The 2009 TelcoTV Vision Awards
LRTV Documentaries | 11/11/2009

And the winners are...

Moto May Be Mulling Set-Top Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Moto could sell off its profitable set-top box unit for $4.5B, according to a WSJ report

Avail-TVN's Ramu Potarazu: VoD Gets Serious
LRTV Interviews | 11/11/2009

Avail-TVN CEO Ramu Potarazu says the telcos need to brace for an onslaught of VOD content by making sure they have networks that scale to match the depth of choice that video consumers have come to expect

OTT Video Could Speed Metered Billing
News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Telecom service providers may be forced into metered billing if the number of heavy video users continues to grow

HP to Buy 3Com
News Analysis | 11/11/2009

The battle to control the virtualized data center of the future heats up, as Hewlett-Packard announces a deal to purchase 3Com for $2.7 billion

Nsight Takes ZillionTV on a Test Run
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Green Bay-based telco becomes the first to reveal itself as a ZillionTV partner, anticipating a broad rollout in 2010

It’s the TV, Stupid
TelcoTV Thoughts | 11/11/2009

1:25 PM Everything flows from there

Former eBay CEO Defends Skype Buy
Contentinople | 11/11/2009

12:50 PM Meg Whitman, now running for governor in California, says Skype 'will prove to be a good acquisition'

Vodafone's iPhone Envy
Wireless Bits | 11/11/2009

12:10 PM CEO blames iPhone for sliding market share in Germany

TelcoTV: IPTV No Longer Risky for Telcos
News Analysis | 11/11/2009

AT&T keynote speaker says IPTV has been shown to be a viable service for telecom operators

Iowa Cabler Gets Wired for IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Butler-Bremmer taps Harmonic's Docsis-powered architecture as it looks to unify all its video services on one, common IP-based platform

RIM Looks to Increase App Offerings for BlackBerry
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/11/2009

RIM makes an effort to attract app developers so it can better compete with Apple and Google

TelcoTV: Bundle Up – It's Competitive Out There
News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Heavy Reading survey data reveals that pay TV providers have a way to keep price-sensitive consumers from churning

NTT's Video Tunnels
AsiaBlog | 11/11/2009

9:30 AM Japanese giant unveils video transport solution

Huawei, ZTE Buck Optical Trend
News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Chinese vendors are the only ones to increase their optical equipment revenues during the third quarter, according to Ovum

Clearwire: 'Google Believes in Us'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/11/2009

As it reveals a wider Q3 loss, Clearwire says the one big name not involved in its latest round of funding is still a partner

Recovery Act: Speeding Things Up
News Analysis | 11/11/2009

Responding to criticism of a slow and burdensome process, the NTIA and RUS are consolidating Recovery Act rounds and asking for more suggestions

Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore: Powerful Pay TV Perceptions
LRTV Interviews | 11/11/2009

Heavy Reading's Adi Kishore discusses his firm's latest consumer survey on pay TV. The survey reveals that consumers are more price sensitive than ever, but that consumer loyalty can be enhanced by bundling services

Smaller Telcos Can Differentiate Their IPTV Offers
News Analysis | 11/10/2009

Smaller telcos deploying IPTV today can use individually focused content to compete with cable and satellite, a TelcoTV panel said

Clearwire's $1.5B Top-Up Confirmed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2009

Sprint puts up the big money, and Google isn't involved this time

What Fights Cord-Cutting?
The Philter | 11/10/2009

5:00 PM The conditions are perfect for cord-cutting, but it's not happening yet. I have a theory that might explain why

Cord Cutting
LRTV Soundbites | 11/10/2009

Radware's New Superhero
EuroBlog | 11/10/2009

2:50 PM Alteon line is gonna kick some butt!

Vodafone Digs Deeper to Cut Costs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2009

Vodafone looks to cut another £1 billion in operating costs as it reports half-year results today

Opnext Dips on 40G Stagnation
News Analysis | 11/10/2009

Weakened 40G sales and a shaky Q3 outlook are sending Opnext's stock plunging

Smartphone Showdown: Nokia Ships N900
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2009

Nokia ships its high-end hopeful, the N900, which uses the Linux-based Maemo operating system

Using Power for Good
Rewired | 11/10/2009

11:00 AM The 'Big 2' may be all powerful, but the influence of AT&T and Verizon can help other operators, too

Free WiFi for the Holidays
Contentinople | 11/10/2009

10:25 AM Santa (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft) brings free WiFi to planes, airports, hotels, and Times Square

Cisco Sweats Over Tandberg
EuroBlog | 11/10/2009

9:50 AM Cisco's $3B offer isn't cutting it with Tandberg's investors

Dish & 'TV Everywhere'
The Bauminator | 11/10/2009

9:30 AM More than a technology play?

Vodafone: No Need for LTE 'Til End of 2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2009

Vodafone plans to get more mileage out of its 3G network with HSPA+ upgrades and does not see a need for LTE until late 2011, or even 2012

TelcoTV '09 Kicks Off
TelcoTV Thoughts | 11/10/2009

8:20 AM There’s lots to learn

Arris Slashes Moxi Retail Prices
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/10/2009

Arris looks to keep Moxi's retail flame lit by reducing unit prices and introducing a new three-tuner HD-DVR

Sprint to Lay Off More Than 2,000
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/9/2009

Sprint to bleed even more jobs as it reportedly looks to pump more cash into Clearwire

Google Buys AdMob for $750M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/9/2009

Google buys up smartphone-ad-serving rival as it gets deeper into mobile

Yota: A Model WiMax Startup?
News Analysis | 11/9/2009

Russian WiMax startup has shown it's possible to take on the DSL players, but can its strategy be replicated by others?

Euro WiMax Operator Goes Insolvent
Wireless Bits | 11/9/2009

2:25 PM WiMAX Telecom files for insolvency and starts restructuring

IPTV Seeks Killer App
Craig's A-List | 11/9/2009

12:45 PM Other than the DVR, what's out there that you would pay for?

Calix Catches Ethernet Fever
News Analysis | 11/9/2009

Access equipment vendor says its first all-Ethernet offering can build itself up to terabit size

AIS Unveils 3G Plans
AsiaBlog | 11/9/2009

11:45 AM Confident of Thailand's 3G licensing plans, AIS plans its next-gen mobile investments

Report: Clearwire to Get $1.5B Funding Bump
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/9/2009

Sprint and its joint venture partners are ready to invest an additional $1.5 billion in Clearwire, according to a Wall Street Journal report

Verizon Boosts IT Data Security
News Analysis | 11/9/2009

New Verizon consulting service helps businesses find distributed data and prioritize their security

Airvana Thinks Business With Big Femto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/9/2009

The enterprise femtocell finally appears to be moving beyond the conceptual phase

Juniper Does Docsis (Again)
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/9/2009

Signaling that it's back in the cable modem game, Juniper becomes the first to win the Docsis 3.0 stamp for an 'embedded cable modem module'

Light Reading's 2009 Top Picks After-Party
Slide Shows | 11/6/2009

Craft beer, finger foods, and some of the brightest minds in the industry. Mix it all together and you get quite a party

Mediacom Preps 100-Meg D3
The Bauminator | 11/6/2009

5:45 PM MSO will roll 100-meg Docsis 3.0 services in 2 markets next month, while another 9 start off with 50-meg tiers

What Does Cisco See in China's DVN?
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/6/2009

Cisco is buying the Chinese set-top maker, not for technology, but for a stronger role in China's move to digital cable

Amdocs Rallies, Fills SDP Hole
News Analysis | 11/6/2009

Amdocs sees an upturn in the market as it reports its fiscal year, and fills a hole in its SDP portfolio with a significant acquisition

Gude Is Gone
Jonestown | 11/6/2009

3:00 PM Sprint WiMax booster leaves Clearwire

Carrier Billing Coming to Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/6/2009

Verizon will follow T-Mobile with an option for users to pay for Android applications via their monthly phone bills

AT&T Completes Purchase of Centennial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/6/2009

Acquisition gives AT&T nearly 1M new subscribers

Netflix Friday
The Bauminator | 11/6/2009

11:10 AM My PS3 is about to get a movie-streaming upgrade

Court Sides Against Cable Modem Patent Troll
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/6/2009

Rembrandt's money-grab falls short after a judge rejects claims that several MSOs were infringing on its data-over-cable patents

India Nears 500M Mobile Lines
News Analysis | 11/6/2009

Another 15 million mobile lines were activated during September, taking India's total mobile market to nearly 472 million lines

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 11/6/2009

10:15 AM WiMax may have a longer lead time than you think

Verizon's Attack of the 'Droids
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/5/2009

Verizon's first two Android phones arrive Friday, but here's an early peek

TWC Still Searching for a Rebound
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/5/2009

The economy weighed on TWC as the pace of residential sub growth slowed in the third quarter, but biz services offered a bright spot

Android's Steep Climb
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/5/2009

Symbian still dominates the mobile OS market, though RIM and Apple are snapping at its heels

EENY: Is Everyone's Ethernet the Same?
News Analysis | 11/5/2009

Service providers are all adhering to Metro Ethernet Forum standards, so what are they doing to differentiate their offerings?

Huawei's Nordic Coup
EuroBlog | 11/5/2009

1:45 PM Telenor to swap out its mobile network, build with Huawei and Starent

EENY: NTT America Wants More in the Core
News Analysis | 11/5/2009

As 100-Gbit/s modules become available, NTT America's CTO wants to make sure routers get upgraded accordingly

EENY: Exchange Heat
News Analysis | 11/5/2009

The hot topic at this year's Ethernet Expo Americas was the introduction of Ethernet exchange services

Cisco Aiming to One-Up Cable's Upstream
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/5/2009

The 3G60, a modular CMTS blade in the works at Cisco, will pack in 60 upstream ports – 12 better than Moto's RX48 module

EENY: Backhaul Debate
Craig's A-List | 11/5/2009

10:35 AM What would you fix first?

EENY 2009: Scenes From the Show, Part IV
Slide Shows | 11/4/2009

More pics from Ethernet Expo, including some scenes from the Ethernet Expo Awards

EENY 2009: Scenes From the Show, Part III
Slide Shows | 11/4/2009

Keynotes, panels, and more show floor vendors make up this installment of our trip 'round Ethernet Expo

EENY 2009: Interoute Targets Edge Unity
News Analysis | 11/4/2009

As part of its quest for simplicity, Interoute is aiming to cut the number of customer boxes it needs to support to just a handful

Optimum Lightpath's Dave Pistacchio: Healthy Ethernet
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2009

Ethernet technology enables an interactive healthcare application that is changing how doctors and patients interact. Optimum Lightpath's Dave Pistacchio describes that service and talks about the need for high-bandwidth, low-latency connectivity

Comcast Plans Job Cuts & Upgrades
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/4/2009

MSO will make unspecified layoffs as 'Project Cavalry' gets underway in more than half of its markets

Operators Rally Round IMS for LTE Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/4/2009

AT&T and Verizon are among the big dogs backing IMS for voice and SMS service delivery over proto-4G LTE

AT&T: Ethernet Is It
News Analysis | 11/4/2009

Carrier is rapidly pushing Ethernet into every part of its network, including the wireless piece that's straining under the bandwidth demands of smartphone use

Ethernet Exchange of Blows
Craig's A-List | 11/4/2009

1:15 PM Equinix, CENX, and the MEF: ready to rumble

Level 3's Russell Shriver: Service Expansion
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2009

Russell Shriver, Level 3's VP of product management for IP and data services, says carriers need to expand, innovate, and take Ethernet services to the next level

EENY 2009: Scenes From the Show, Part II
Slide Shows | 11/4/2009

More pics and grins from Ethernet Expo in New York

Charter Does More D3
The Bauminator | 11/4/2009

12:40 PM MSO debuts its 60-Meg wideband tier in another AT&T U-verse market

EENY 2009: Scenes From the Show, Part I
Slide Shows | 11/4/2009

Small booths and wide smiles dominate the Ethernet Expo exhibits hall

EENY: Operators Talk 100-GigE Services
News Analysis | 11/4/2009

Service providers at Ethernet Expo insist there's demand for a, still theoretical, 100-Gig Ethernet service

Nokia Siemens: Hot for Nortel's MEN?
News Analysis | 11/4/2009

Nokia Siemens is reportedly looking to outbid Ciena for Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks business

Mzima Networks' Grant Kirkwood: Ethernet Gives a Fresh Start
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2009

Mzima Networks CTO Grant Kirkwood discusses his company's business plan and how it uses Ethernet connectivity to give enterprises a fresh start in their offices and when outsourcing their network infrastructures

AboveNet's Rajiv Datta: Ultra-Low Latency, Guaranteed
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2009

Enterprise customers are realizing that not all Ethernet services are created equal, says AboveNet CTO, Rajiv Datta. Newer, more aggressive service-level agreements and ultra-low latency guarantees are ways that service providers are standing out from the competition

Ethernet Expo Awards 2009
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2009

The winners of Light Reading's 2009 Ethernet Expo Awards

RCN Gets Docsis 3.0 Ball Rolling
The Bauminator | 11/3/2009

5:45 PM Cable overbuilder starts lighting up Cisco's wideband gear in New York, Boston, and Lehigh Valley

EENY '09: Carrier Ethernet Interconnections
LRTV Documentaries | 11/3/2009

One constant challenge for carriers is their ability to connect with other carrier networks to extend the reach of their services. Service providers here have taken note of the problem, and they weigh in during this news brief

Reliance Globalcom's Kamran Sistanizadeh: Managing Services
LRTV Interviews | 11/3/2009

Reliance Globalcom's CTO talks about the importance of managed services and explains why that particular carrier offering is still going gangbusters in a bad economy

Cablevision Expects Lower WiFi Bill
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/3/2009

New York-based MSO says outdoor WiFi deployment is ahead of schedule and coming in 15% under budget

Verizon Goes Global With VPLS
News Analysis | 11/3/2009

New offering isn't the market's first, but Verizon Business says it delivers better common customer experience

TW Telecom Connects With DPI
News Analysis | 11/3/2009

CLEC creating customer portal that will enable enterprises to keep close tabs on network and application performance

Korean MSO Takes Wideband Upstream
The Bauminator | 11/3/2009

2:40 PM SK Broadband, another cable tech early adopter, is using Arris gear to bond four upstream channels

Equinix's Jarrett Appleby: The Ethernet Hook-Up
LRTV Interviews | 11/3/2009

Equinix Inc.'s Jarrett Appleby explains how local carriers can get global reach with his company's Carrier Ethernet Exchange

EENY 2009: Gear Market Set for 2010 Rebound
News Analysis | 11/3/2009

The market for Carrier Ethernet switch router gear is set to grow in 2010 after contraction in 2009, analyst tells packed event

Apple Pitching Subscription TV to Content Owners
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/3/2009

According to reports, Apple planned over-the-top subscription TV service would cost $30 per month and be delivered through iTunes

Denver's Cable Meet: Style Over Substance?
The Cable Pipeline | 11/3/2009

NOON MSOs talked the talk about new, advanced services, but will they walk the walk?

Nokia Siemens Revamps, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 11/3/2009

Nokia Siemens unveiled a major cost-cutting initiative, a new corporate structure, and plans to cut 9% of its workforce

ANDA Balances Mobile Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/3/2009

The company's EtherStream technology promises to help carriers milk more mobile data bandwidth out of their base stations

Verizon Brings GPON to the Desktop
News Analysis | 11/3/2009

Using the same technology its vendors developed to push FiOS into MDUs, Verizon Business now offers fiber LAN

Q&A: Level 3 Communications
Ethernet Exposed | 11/3/2009

9:45 AM We discuss Ethernet business services market trends with Russell Shriver, Level 3's VP of Product Management, IP & Data Services

Anything to Fear From Apple?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 11/3/2009

9:25 AM Apple is pitching a $30/month iTunes video package

Cisco Eyes Up China
AsiaBlog | 11/3/2009

9:10 AM Cisco's M&A run continues with a bid to buy Chinese set-top box firm DVN

Ethernet Gets a CENX View
News Analysis | 11/3/2009

MEF president Nan Chen takes the wraps off his long-awaited Ethernet interconnect startup

4G Startup Revs LTE Automation
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/3/2009

Startup AirHop tackles thorny issues of self-organizing networks for LTE and future 4G networks

SureWest to Make Its Mark With Mediaroom
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/3/2009

SureWest is launching Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV to fiber and copper customers and promising to do it aggressively

Nokia (Dis)N-Gages
Wireless Bits | 11/2/2009

5:00 PM Phone maker shuts down mobile games service

Look Out – Here Comes SpiderCloud!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/2/2009

Startup has nothing to do with superheroes, spiders, or anything cloudy

Carriers Cough Up for Cioffi
News Analysis | 11/2/2009

After years of self-containment, John Cioffi's DSL management specialist Assia bags $10 million, with operators backing the vendor

Photos: SCTE Cable-Tec Expo '09
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/2/2009

Cable IP convergence, 3D-TV demos, and Docsis and PON growing closer together – just some of the things that were on tap at cable's big tech confab in Denver

No iPhone Price War in UK
Wireless Bits | 11/2/2009

8:25 AM Not much difference between Orange and O2 iPhone prices

Q&A: Optimum Lightpath
Ethernet Exposed | 11/2/2009

7:00 AM Dave Pistacchio, president of Optimum Lightpath, talks to us about the future of Ethernet services

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