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DragonWave Speeds Up Radio Backhaul for 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/24/2012  |  2 comments
DragonWave says its revamped radio software can get up to 40% more capacity out of existing microwave backhaul links
Euronews: Iran Prepares to Ringfence Internet
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Iran plans 'domestic' Internet that doesn't include Google; UN ranks Net usage; UK 4G latest; plus NSN, Spirent and ECI
iPhone 5 Could Cause Local Data Crunches in US
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  2 comments
The near-doubling of 4G users on LTE networks in the US could cause data congestion and slowdowns in towns and cities on the new networks
Pre-Paid Broadband Doesn't Have to Eat Margins
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  Post a comment
But throttling speeds and capping usage can help an ISP protect its mainstream, pre-paid high-speed service tiers
Verizon Stresses OpenFlow Workouts
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Like athletes getting their reps in, equipment vendors should plug away at OpenFlow so the kinks can be worked out, an executive says
iPhone 5 Reflections From Chicago
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/21/2012  |  1 comment
12:50 PM Apple can still pull a loyal crowd for its fifth-generation phone, but this time, most were loyal to their wireless operators too
iPhone 5 Launches in NYC
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  3 comments
It's iPhone 5 launch day, and LR Mobile was on hand to capture the lines in Chelsea and mid-town Manhattan
Hope for Some 4G Harmony
Wireless Bits  | 
9/21/2012  |  5 comments
11:00 AM Will Mexico start a wave of 700MHz licensing that leaves the US model stranded?
Suddenlink Promotes the TiVo Stream
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Suddenlink appears to be the first cable operator that will launch TiVo's in-home TV streaming and content-sharing device
Operators Flock to Comcast's IP Set-Top Kit
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  4 comments
Also: Horizon TV off to fast start; Roku CEO latest to predict rise of a 'virtual' MSO; Shaw picks thePlatform; Verizon adds VoD options
Controlling RAN Congestion: The Experience Is Everything
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Focusing on customer quality of experience may be the key that will solve the RAN congestion puzzle
Euronews: iPhone 5 Hits Europe
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  1 comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Some phone or other goes on sale; EMEA woes for RIM; Nokia's stock is sold short; Austria checks Slim's stake-grab plan
T-Mobile MVNO Launches With 25,000 Subs
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  3 comments
Solavei's recruit-your-friends unlimited data service goes live with its first 25,000 customers brought on by pre-launch word-of-mouth
OS Watch: Samsung Lumps iPhone 5 Into Lawsuit
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Android turns 4; Microsoft steps out on Nokia; RIM plays the BB10 waiting game; Apple users clamor for iOS 6
Avoiding Egypt: Where Cables Fear to Dredge
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2012  |  5 comments
Subsea cables are vital to the world's data connectivity but there are some routes the subsea operators would rather bypass
Comcast Uses TV Streamer to Pump Mobile Bundles
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Comcast is sweetening its Verizon Wireless service bundles by giving away AnyPlay, its in-home video streaming device, for a year
Google Wants Maps Apps on All Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/20/2012  |  3 comments
Google says it wants to put maps on all devices, but analysts speculate that Apple could block a standalone app for the iPhone 5
Former JDSU Exec Rediscovers His Optical Drive
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2012  |  2 comments
Stan Lumish, former JDSU CTO, is back in the optical world at the helm of startup Pilot Photonics
Websites Need Makeover for Wireless Access
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
As the use of mobile devices to access Web content grows, so does the demand for tools and apps that optimize websites for viewing on mobile platforms
TW Cable Open to an Apple-Flavored Guide
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/20/2012  |  3 comments
Also: Cable preps for basic TV encryption; Comcast gateway pick could dent Arris; Shaw turns on TV Everywhere; Roku prices its Streaming Stick
Sycamore to Hand Out $289M
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2012  |  3 comments
Sycamore is handing back $10 per share in cash to its investors. Is this the beginning of the end?
MetroPCS: The LTE Value Play
The Philter  | 
9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM With no iPhone 5 coming this week, MetroPCS relies on unlimited data plans and contract-free devices to promote its LTE network and to communicate its value to customers
Euronews: TeliaSonera Denies Bribery
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Swedish operator protests innocence over 3G license purchase; Russian pair consider masts JV; Liberty's Belgian plan
Google Fiber Gets More Active With TV Apps
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Pursuit of a software engineer for iOS and Android indicates Google Fiber's ramping its TV Everywhere efforts as it gets ready to launch services
Intune Waxes Lyrical
EuroBlog  | 
9/20/2012  |  Post a comment
3:00 AM After years of trying, the Irish packet-optical systems vendor looks to have cracked the telco market with a major operator
How ADT's Spinoff Could Affect Google
The Bauminator  | 
9/19/2012  |  3 comments
5:45 PM The home security company's spinoff could create a chain reaction involving Comcast, Google and a familiar Motorola name
Sprint Cracks 1M LTE Devices Sold
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  3 comments
And that's not including iPhone 5 pre-sales for the wireless operator that now covers 19 markets with 4G LTE
Cisco Counters Arista's New Switch
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  5 comments
In an amazing coincidence (not), Cisco's 'Arista-killer' switch arrives on the day of an Arista announcement
Pre-Paid Opens New Frontier for US Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  5 comments
Wipro claims a pre-paid model can help cable operators bring a high-margin broadband product to relatively untapped lower-income markets
Will T-Mobile Get an LTE Note Too?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  1 comment
Samsung says AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and U.S. Cellular will get its Note 2 'Phablet' this fall, but T-Mobile isn't saying if it will be LTE-ready
Arista's New Hardware Packs SDN
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  14 comments
The switches shown off at VMworld come to life, with software-defined networking on board and some non-Broadcom chips inside
Comcast's Fastest Broadband Starts Cap-Free
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Bright House plugs in Fujitsu for 100G; BendBroadband CEO fights for basic TV security; Public Knowledge defends Dish's ad-zapper
T-Mobile's New CEO to Lead Challenger Strategy
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  11 comments
Former Global Crossing chief John Legere takes the helm at the US's fourth-largest operator as it struggles to keep up in the 4G market
Huawei Boasts SDN-Enabled Router
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  3 comments
So, now should we get excited about OpenFlow?
Euronews: Russians Turn On LTE TDD With NSN
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: MTS migrates from WiMax; Telefónica calls on HP for CEM; TeliaSonera's Uzbekistan adventure; 4G breakthrough in Paris
AT&T, Sprint Duke It Out for Push-to-Talk Subs
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
AT&T's luring Sprint's former iDEN customers, while Sprint says its push-to-talk upgraders are already 1M strong
Comcast's Technicolor Dream Gateway
The Bauminator  | 
9/18/2012  |  3 comments
6:00 PM Comcast is matching its new 305-Meg data tier with a bottleneck-busting wireless gateway, but is 1Gbit/s the new frontier?
iPhone 5: A 4G Stress Test
Jonestown  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
4:05 PM Massive pre-sales of the iPhone 5 could make it among the first to load up US operators' 4G LTE networks with heavy video and audio traffic
ECOC 2012: After Hours in Amsterdam
Slide Shows  | 
9/18/2012  |  2 comments
What happens at ECOC doesn't stay at ECOC – it goes straight onto Light Reading!
Software-Defined Networking: An Extreme View
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
Extreme Networks CMO Dave Ginsburg weighs in on the importance of software-defined networking and how it means much more than a chance to jab Cisco
AT&T Exec Leads Small Cell Group
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
The Small Cell Forum has elected AT&T's Gordon Mansfield as chairman and appointed Graham Wright to a newly created CEO position
Security for Software-Defined Networks
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
Michael Shieh, CEO of vArmour Networks, discusses the importance of providing a unified view of software-defined networks and the emergence of software-defined security
Why Telecom Should Cheer MPEG-DASH
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
The new standard's acceptance in video infrastructure bodes well for anyone who wants to deliver multi-screen video, says analyst
Open Internet Groups Slap AT&T in the FaceTime
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  4 comments
Carrier's decision to limit Apple's video chat to its shared-data plans has earned the wrath of advocacy groups that plan to formally complain to the FCC
CableLabs Strategy Chief Resigns
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Comcast does more with hosted PBX; another ex-Cablevision exec joins Charter; SCTE's board picks; BendBroadband joins the iPad app club
Photos: Moto, Intel Go to the Edge
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  1 comment
The RAZR's edge, that is, as the two companies launch the first smartphone featuring a 2GHz Intel Atom processor
ECOC 2012: Infinera's Tier 1 Traction
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
Deep diving with Telefónica, PMD tests with Verizon
Euronews: Telefónica Does the Madrid Shuffle
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Spanish giant tinkers with its top brass again; NSN claims LTE TDD speed record; Belgacom goes for AlcaLu's CEM
TW Cable to Dump Clearwire Stake
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/17/2012  |  Post a comment
Will Comcast and Bright House follow suit?
Comcast to Try On 600GB Data Cap
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/17/2012  |  Post a comment
Tucson, Ariz., is the first Comcast market to test out a usage-based plan that matches up monthly data allowances with individual speed tiers
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