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Cox Brings OTT-Like Smarts to the Set-Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/17/2012

Cox's top-end Cisco boxes gain the ability to recommend video selections for up to eight individuals in a given household

Cox Restores Big Email Outage
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/17/2012

Also: Ziggo and UPC drop out of LTE auction; Avail-TVN goes multi-screen with subscription VoD; Akamai names new CEO

Sprint Ups Bid for Clearwire to $2.2B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/17/2012

Sprint offers $2.97 per share to buy the remaining 49% of Clearwire it doesn't already own

Rumor: Cisco Looking to Sell Linksys Unit
LR Mobile Rumors | 12/17/2012

It's likely that Cisco will get much less than the $500M it paid for Linksys in 2003, Bloomberg reports

Euronews: Dutch Auction Brings 4G Windfall
News Analysis | 12/17/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telenor hooks up in the cloud with Microsoft; AlcaLu scores in Tunisia; Orange buys Spanish MVNO

SPIT Spinoff Seeks Enterprise Niche
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/17/2012

Billing spinoff Cycle30 will try to beat Amdocs and Convergys for cable deals using a system tailored for commercial services

Who's Buying Clearwire Shares?
Jonestown | 12/14/2012

4:40 PM At $3.38 a share, Clearwire is trading way above the premium that the Sprint offer is supposed to establish

BSS Blues for Comverse
News Analysis | 12/14/2012

The first earnings results following the spinoff reveal the challenges facing the SPIT vendor

Is There Really a Spectrum Shortage?
Jonestown | 12/14/2012

11:20 AM The big three US wireless carriers appear to be better off with bandwidth than it would sometimes seem

Who's Behind Comcast's Video Downloader?
The Bauminator | 12/14/2012

11:10 AM The dots suggest it's Michael Willner's new company, Penthera

What Comcast Learned From Trying Out CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/14/2012

A six-month trial revealed that CCAP's operational impact won't be trivial, Comcast's Jorge Salinger says

Charter Strikes Back at the CEA
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/14/2012

Also: A bunch of firsts - Aereo strikes its first cable network deal; Comcast gets first dibs on A&E's iPad app; 3net's first cable partner

Euronews: NSN Nabs AlcaLu Exec
News Analysis | 12/14/2012

In other regional news: Alcatel-Lucent's overdraft; the impact of video; legal disputes; and so much more

Alcatel-Lucent Secures €1.6B Lifeline
News Analysis | 12/14/2012

A €1.615B credit facility gives vendor some breathing room as it attempts a turnaround – but is it enough?

Huawei Lays Off 100 in US
News Analysis | 12/13/2012

The network infrastructure group gets scaled down, but Huawei is far from giving up on the United States

AT&T: 7 Up for LTE 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2012

AT&T adds seven more LTE markets as it spanks Sprint in the race for the 4G silver medal

Clearwire: Sprint's Next 4G Integration Headache?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2012

Tough network integration decisions face Sprint even if it succeeds in getting its hands on Clearwire's fat belt of nationwide 4G spectrum

Cisco Says CCAP's Tipping Point Is 1Gbit/s
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/13/2012

A forklift upgrade to the converged platform won't be necessary until operators are delivering 1Gbit/s to service groups, the vendor claims

Contrail Sizes Up SDN
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2012

Some interfaces beyond OpenFlow are the really important hot spots for software-defined networking, according to the startup's CEO

Verizon/Redbox Take a Swing at Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/13/2012

Also: Verizon pushes 'FlexView' titles; former Moto exec takes reins of SeaChange platforms unit; commercial loudness rules take effect

Wayra Czechs In to Central Europe
EuroBlog | 12/13/2012

10:15 AM Telefónica Digital's Wayra operation is opening a startup incubator in the Czech Republic

Sprint Wants to Buy Clearwire Outright for $2.1B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2012

Bring me the rest of our 4G provider, say Hesse and crew, while Clearwire says it is reviewing the offer

Ciena Still Struggling for Profitability
News Analysis | 12/13/2012

Optical vendor ends its financial year in the red

Euronews: More Brits to Get 4G
News Analysis | 12/13/2012

Also: Verizon expands its 100G reach; NSN's virtual core; H3G cleared for Orange Austria acquisition; Tellabs gets SaaSy in Ireland; and more

Juniper Cracking SDN Open
Craig's A-List | 12/13/2012

5:00 AM The $176M acquisition of startup Contrail looks like an attempt to create an open-source movement in software-defined networking

FCC Shows Radar Love for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2012

Claiming the mini basestations could increase capacity 10X over macrocells, the FCC proposes opening up some 3.5GHz spectrum for them

Juniper Buys Contrail for (More) SDN Smarts
News Analysis | 12/12/2012

The startup with some fresh ideas about how to apply software defined networking has already been snapped up for $176M in cash and stock

Do Copper Rules Belong in an All-IP World?
News Analysis | 12/12/2012

FCC Commissioner says old rules 'no longer make sense in an all-IP world,' as agency launches a task force that could signal the close of the copper era

Google Fiber's Non-Experimental Experiment
The Bauminator | 12/12/2012

5:00 PM Eric Schmidt says Google's fiber project is 'not an experiment' and hints at expansion. But what else is he really supposed to say?

Photos: Broadcom's CES Preview
Craig's A-List | 12/12/2012

1:35 PM From an 18th-story San Francisco office, Broadcom shared its ideas for a wireless near-future

What 4G Players Want for Christmas
EuroBlog | 12/12/2012

1:20 PM A stocking full of personalized data plans, it seems…

APIs Can Generate Billions for Telcos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/12/2012

Application programming interfaces can provide telcos numerous opportunities and generate billions of dollars

Cisco Extends Bridge to CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2012

Cisco unveils two line cards that boost the capacity of its flagship CMTS as it develops a next-gen CCAP platform

Swisscom Buys Into HP's Utility Vision
News Analysis | 12/12/2012

European operator sees more potential in HP's pay-as-you-use enterprise networking model than in the managed service developed with Cisco

HP's New Risky Business
News Analysis | 12/12/2012

HP develops utility networking equipment model for telco-managed services that lumps the capex strain onto HP's books UPDATED 12:50 PM

TW Cable iPad App Opens Set-Top VoD Tap
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2012

Also: Belden buys PPC for $517M; another Apple TV rumor; Suddenlink broadens TiVo Stream offer; Comcast dunks Celtics MetroE deal

FreedomPop Sends a Free Gigabyte to the Home
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2012

The folks who brought you the 'freemium' iPod data sleeve are taking on the big boys with 2GB of home broadband for less than $10

Euronews: Is BT After 4G Spectrum?
News Analysis | 12/12/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT sells remaining stake in Tech Mahindra; Ericsson's LTE debut in Africa; Kcell IPO kicks off

Dish Spectrum Gets Clearance for Takeoff
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/11/2012

Dish gets approval to use its AWS-4 spectrum for mobile broadband but will 'consider its strategic options' before making its next move

Japanese Firms Tackle 400G
News Analysis | 12/11/2012

A year-long R&D project is yet another sign that the carriers might need that intermediate step while waiting for 1Tbit/s

Sprint in Talks to Take Over Clearwire?
LR Mobile Rumors | 12/11/2012

Broadcom Thinks NFC's Time Is Nearing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2012

Looking back at carriers' history with Wi-Fi, Broadcom thinks it knows what it will take for near-field communications to become a hit

Netflix Hearts Google Fiber
The Bauminator | 12/11/2012

3:45 PM Netflix ranks the nation's 'major' ISPs, and apparently Google Fiber qualifies as one while satellite broadband providers get the cold shoulder

Cloud Services: A New Mobile Security Challenge
LRTV Interviews | 12/11/2012

Mobile workers want access to cloud-based services and data, but supporting those workers creates potential new security breaches and a major challenge for enterprise, says BT Assure's Toby Weir-Jones

Romley Drives 10GBase-T
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/11/2012

Controller/MAC and PHY device integration presents challenges and opportunities to 10GBase-T PHY vendors and adapter vendors

UK Kicks Off 4G Auction Process
Wireless Bits | 12/11/2012

2:35 PM Hurrah! 4G auction process gets under way today as regulator Ofcom starts taking applications

Radio Ga Ga: Dealing With 4G Congestion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2012

Mobile operators have a number of ways to deal with 4G LTE access network constraints, says Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie

Sprint & Dish Slug It Out Over Spectrum
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/11/2012

Also: Cablevision gets closer to selling Bresnan systems; Google Fiber's national sticker shock; Samsung backs TV app startup

Tackling RAN Congestion
LRTV Soundbites | 12/11/2012

Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie talks about the development of RAN congestion strategies and technologies

Euronews: Ericsson Makes Video Play at TEF
News Analysis | 12/11/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson takes on tough Global Video Platform role; Huawei takes R&D to Finland; NSN trumpets LTE market-share growth

Buying Into the New Cisco
Craig's A-List | 12/11/2012

6:00 AM For all the talk of a software-and-services makeover, Cisco might not be ready to let the switch/router market fall prey to SDN

Comcast Execs Talk Up X2, Cloud DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/11/2012

An internal Comcast broadcast drops hints about the X1 QAM/IP successor and a possible strategy to avoid future TiVo lawsuits

SDN & OpenFlow: Creating a More Efficient Data Center
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/10/2012

Software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow controllers together will allow for more efficient services from data center operators

Comcast's X1 Rolls Into Silicon Valley
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/10/2012

The X1, Comcast's next-gen video platform and its cloud-based UI, has launched in San Francisco, Sacramento, Stockton, Fresno and Santa Barbara

AT&T Adds Four More 4G Cities
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/10/2012

AT&T reaches 113 LTE markets as the carrier continues its fast-paced 4G deployment

Pace Bids For Motorola Home
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/10/2012

U.K.-based set-top giant is first to confirm that it's bidding for Motorola's cable business, which might fetch from $1.5B to $2.5B

TiVo Buys OTT Video Search Firm
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/10/2012

By acquiring Zinc.TV, TiVo gains technology that searches movies, TV shows and video clips from more than 500 online sources

Ex-Stoke Startup Aims to Shake Up 4G Core
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/10/2012

New company called Connectem has developed software that will take 4G packet core networks into the cloud

Alcatel-Lucent Has a Top-Secret SDN Startup!
News Analysis | 12/10/2012

Except that we found out. Because they told us. But it has a cool French name. Take that, Cisco

Sprint Eyes Dish Partnership
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/10/2012

Also: Videon joins the Comcast RDK ranks; Yahoo links up with NBC Sports; SEC targets Netflix over Facebook post; HBO CTO is retiring

Euronews: Huawei Lands Major UK Deal
News Analysis | 12/10/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese giant scores with 3; Ericsson looks for new mobile chip JV partner; AlcaLu upgrades for Airtel in Africa

How Infinera Could Get a Shot at Verizon
News Analysis | 12/7/2012

It's hard to call Infinera a favorite for another US Tier 1 win, but there's a chance, one analyst says

Does Google Have a Plan B?
The Bauminator | 12/7/2012

2:25 PM If Google doesn't get what it wants for Motorola's cable unit, it might reset the auction and try to sell off the parts

Cisco Strikes Gold With Carrier Wi-Fi Offload
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2012

Putting Ericsson and Ruckus on notice, Cisco has scored a deal with PT Telekom to deploy and offload 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across Indonesia

Netflix & MTV Execs Launch Cloud TV Startup
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2012

Also: Cook stokes Apple TV rumors; rivals rally for green set-tops; Cablevision to bump broadband fees; Cisco & Cox make CES connection

Cisco Charts a New Future in IT
News Analysis | 12/7/2012

Information technology has shifted to networks rather than computers. That means it's time for Cisco to become No. 1 in IT, CEO John Chambers says

Google Sets Deadline for Motorola Home Bids
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2012

Google has set Friday as the deadline for bidding, reports The Wall Street Journal, identifying Arris among those expected to make a play

Euronews: AlcaLu Loses Seat at Top Table
News Analysis | 12/7/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu slips out of France's CAC 40 index; DT boosts investment, cuts dividend; Telecom Italia says no to Sawiris

DT's €30B Plan Wraps LTE With Vectoring
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2012

The carrier outlines an ambitious spending plan that includes LTE, fiber-to-the-curb and a new mystery box

Integrated Chips to Drive LTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/6/2012

The rapid growth of LTE is being enabled by the development of highly integrated SoC devices for LTE base stations and handsets

100G & Beyond
Research Analyst Interviews | 12/6/2012

Heavy Reading’s Sterling Perrin and Doug Junkins, CTO of NTT Communications, discuss the rapid rise of 100G transport and the drivers and requirements for a terabit transport future

AT&T Hands Its CDN Over to Akamai
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2012

So much for doing that part in-house. Akamai's CDN servers will glom onto AT&T's IP network, taking over from AT&T's own CDN

T-Mobile to Get Apple Products in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2012

DT says T-Mobile will get Apple in 2013 – but will it get 4G LTE devices?

AT&T: Why Our LTE Is Better
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2012

Customers like AT&T's 4G but still hate the company, which has big plans for expanding its LTE network

Dish's Wireless Fate to Be Sealed Next Week
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2012

Also: Charter's set-top plan gets more static; Cablevision's Lightpath drops 'Optimum'; Netflix says Disney deal won't jack up prices

What Will Redknee Get From NSN's BSS Biz?
News Analysis | 12/6/2012

Nokia Siemens details the products that will transfer to Redknee as part of the proposed $52M deal for its business support systems unit

Comcast Meshes Ethernet With Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2012

Comcast has deployed, in several large markets, an Ethernet-over-Docsis 3.0 platform that offers dedicated symmetrical speeds up to 6Mbit/s

Euronews: Alcatel-Lucent Rethinks the Smart Grid
News Analysis | 12/6/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: UK's least popular man banks on 4G cash; TeliaSonera chairman departs; EE wants to borrow £350M for masts refurb

Putting a Dollar Sign on Network Security
News Analysis | 12/6/2012

Alarmed at the billions lost in data breaches, enterprises and governments want to write security requirements into their contracts

RGB CEO: Envivio's IPO Jumped the Gun
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2012

RGB has IPO aspirations of its own, but the CEO says his company won't fall into the trap of going public before it's truly ready

Emulex Buys Into Network Monitoring
News Analysis | 12/5/2012

The $130M purchase of Endace taps a hot market and could help Emulex fulfill its networking ambitions

Plexxi's SDN Really Flattens the Data Center
News Analysis | 12/5/2012

The company's software-defined networking architecture takes a whole new approach to provisioning and planning the data center

EE Shares 4G Lessons Learned
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2012

UK mobile operator Everything Everywhere offers insight into how it launched the country's first 4G service and what it has learned so far

Rough Times Continue at Envivio
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2012

Poor sales coverage contributed to another net loss at the multi-screen video firm, which has also lost its COO amid a restructuring

AT&T Mobile CEO Wants Easier Mobile Wallets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2012

NFC tests are underway in Austin and Salt Lake City, but the challenge is to get the technology in mobile devices, says AT&T Mobility CEO

Verizon/Redbox Video Service Hits Pause Button
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2012

Also: Analyst says Starz was wise to step away from Disney bidding; Synacor connects with Zynga; Cable Show starts its paper chase

SMBs Still Driving Growth at Cox Business
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2012

After 20 years of providing business services, Cox Business is still seeing double-digit growth rates, driven by SMB sales and sustained by a strong local presence, says SVP Phil Meeks

Redknee CEO: Size Matters
News Analysis | 12/5/2012

The $52M acquisition of Nokia Siemens's BSS assets would give Redknee the scale its CEO has been craving

Euronews: NSN Shuts German Services Unit
News Analysis | 12/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN's "non-profitable field service subsidiary" faces the axe; Redknee to buy NSN's BSS unit; Telenor probe

Alcatel-Lucent Thumbs Its Nose at Cisco
News Analysis | 12/5/2012

Still smarting from criticism that the 7950 XRS isn't a 'core router,' AlcaLu is playing up its Telefónica win –- which is in the core, of course

Redknee to Pay $52M for NSN's BSS Unit
News Analysis | 12/5/2012

Redknee steps up as the buyer for NSN's business support systems business in a deal worth up to $52M

Sprint Puts NY State on the 4G LTE Map
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2012

More hints are emerging about Sprint's 4G LTE plans for the coming months with a few NY cities slated for upgrades

TMF Pushes Digital Services Agenda
News Analysis | 12/4/2012

Can telcos compete with Google and Apple? TMF thinks they can and it's fighting on multiple fronts to get them ready

M2M Is All About the Ecosystem, Operators Say
News Analysis | 12/4/2012

AT&T, Sprint and DT say they want to build M2M platforms for others to deliver applications over; Verizon may be a different story

Netflix Swipes Disney Deal From Starz
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/4/2012

Netflix will pay up to obtain the rights to Disney flicks during the coveted pay-TV window

The New Bandwidth Management Tool
The Bauminator | 12/4/2012

2:55 PM Can we put the dropping of underperforming cable networks next to switched digital video, analog reclamation and advanced compression?

Verizon: Rivals Can't Match Our 4G Reach
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2012

'You don't make up the kind of lead we've got within a couple of quarters,' Verizon's CEO boasts of the operator's 441-market LTE footprint

TiVo & TW Cable Headed for Court Clash
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/4/2012

Also: Cablevision streams to Androids; Sony TVs connecting with interactive ads; Elemental touts revenue surge

Comcast Takes Coax to the Max
LRTV Interviews | 12/4/2012

Kevin O'Toole of Comcast Business Services explains how the operator is beginning to use Ethernet-over-coax to complement a Metro Ethernet platform it's using to target mid-sized business customers

Verizon Swaps Sandy-Ravaged Copper for Fiber
News Analysis | 12/4/2012

Verizon CEO says copper lines damaged by the superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey will be replaced by the company's FiOS platform

Vodafone Sets Small Cells Free in Greece
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2012

Operator launches public-access small-cell service offering free 3G data in restaurants and cafés in Greece

Infinera Officially Lands CenturyLink
News Analysis | 12/4/2012

The DWDM vendor's win with a Tier 1 US carrier is finally out in the open

Euronews: Telefónica May List LatAm Units
News Analysis | 12/4/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: French rivals discuss network sharing; Nokia to sell and lease back Espoo HQ; not-so-testing times for Anite

How to Save Nokia Siemens's Optical Business
News Analysis | 12/4/2012

The private-equity spinoff of Nokia Siemens's optical business is about consolidation, but some wonder if that's the wrong play

Charter CEO Says Growth Is Path to Glory
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/3/2012

CEO Tom Rutledge says Charter's positioned to reverse its relatively low service penetrations but downplayed the role M&A will play

Entropic Cuts 6 Percent Amid Growing Pains
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/3/2012

The cut of 40 employees comes seven months after the set-top silicon company's headcount doubled via its acquisition of Trident Microsystems

AT&T Plans LTE-Advanced in 2H13
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2012

Looking to migrate more from wireline to wireless, AT&T is looking at launching next-generation 4G LTE next year, say TBR analysts

TW Cable Rolls Usage-Based Broadband Wide
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/3/2012

The No. 2 US MSO has quietly expanded a usage-based broadband policy targeted to relatively light Internet users

4G Voice Services Drain Device Battery Life
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2012

Making voice calls over LTE networks reduces smartphone battery life by half, according to a study by Metrico Wireless

Ex-Moto Execs Hope to Revive Javelin
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/3/2012

The former Vyyo is selling off its assets, but at least one group hopes to revive the company's bandwidth-expanding technology

AT&T Adds More 4G LTE Cities
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2012

AT&T is now up to 109 towns and cities with new 4G LTE networks deployed

CEA Tries to Kill Charter's Video Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/3/2012

Also: Cogeco finishes Atlantic Broadband buy; TW Cable blunts Google Fiber's assault with Wi-Fi; Belden sells coax unit for $265M

Ceragon Boosts Backhaul for HetNets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2012

Microwave vendor beefs up backhaul portfolio to meet operator requirements for Heterogeneous Network rollouts

NSN to Sell Optical Business
News Analysis | 12/3/2012

Nokia Siemens Networks is offloading its optical division, including its 100G assets, to the private equity firm that bought Sycamore

Euronews: EC Network Rental Plans Hit Altnets
News Analysis | 12/3/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN sells optical business to Marlin; C&WC offloads its islands; Vodafone integrates C&WW

Free! Ethernet! Stuff!
The Philter | 12/3/2012

6:00 AM Light Reading's 'State of the Market: Ethernet Expo' report is now available, and a special virtual Ethernet Expo starts tomorrow

TW Cable Smartens Up Its Wi-Fi
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2012

TWC is using WeFi's client software to help broadband customers locate the best-performing Wi-Fi hotspots when they're on the move

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