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Alarm Bells for AlcaLu, Nokia
EuroBlog | 6/25/2012

1:05 PM As the euro crisis deepens, investors flee struggling vendors. Can they turn their fortunes around?

VZ Wireless/T-Mobile Spectrum Deal Has a Catch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2012

Verizon Wireless agrees to swap and sell some spectrum to T-Mobile, only if its AWS deals with Leap and the cable companies get approved

TiVo Makes IPTV Breakthrough at Com Hem
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/25/2012

Also: LTE users more likely to chuck wired broadband; local groups to try Wi-Fi link-up with Google Fiber; DirecTV 3-D channel goes part-time

Verizon Backs CENX With Cash
News Analysis | 6/25/2012

Ethernet exchange gets new funding as it finds its SPIT niche

More Chinese Whispers
AsiaBlog | 6/25/2012

7:40 AM Huawei, ZTE under further scrutiny by US authorities

Euronews: Huawei Thinks Big on Russia
News Analysis | 6/25/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Huawei's data pipe will be 'wider than Volga'; French action times trois; Euro giants put pressure on EU leaders

Ballmer: 'I Don't Think Everybody Wants a Tablet'
Jonestown | 6/22/2012

5:45 PM Here's a look at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's (shortsighted?) take on the rise of the iPad and the role of tablets in mobile computing

Photos: Managing & Monetizing OTT Video
Slide Shows | 6/22/2012

Though some fears still remain, pay-TV providers are starting to give over-the-top video some love. Here's some visual evidence, in slideshow form

An Unclouded Day
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/22/2012

Cloud-based testing and monitoring can offer cost savings for service providers

Going Big With TV Everywhere
LRTV Interviews | 6/22/2012

thePlatform's CEO says pay-TV operators and programmers are scaling up their broadband-fed TV Everywhere services, but stresses that some challenges remain

Verizon Ready for OTT Onslaught
LRTV Interviews | 6/22/2012

Verizon thinks its smart CDN, device-specific transcoding, sticky apps and Flex View cloud offering are poised to do battle with whatever OTT players bring

Telecom Forecasts for Morocco & Cameroon
Research Rewind | 6/22/2012

7:00 AM This week: Telecom outlook for Cameroon and Morocco; ensuring cloud service experience; your daily telecom news fix

Mapping 4G: AT&T Hits 41 LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/22/2012

AT&T holds the LTE deployment silver medal in the US with 41 markets now up and running

Euronews: Slim's Stealthy Expansion
News Analysis | 6/22/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Slim's using the back door at KPN; Nomura cuts Nokia estimates; FT CEO plays down Everything Everywhere rumor; BANG!!!

Belkin's Video Sling to Undercut EchoStar's Price
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/22/2012

Also: Bright House shrugs off Verizon's 300-Meg tier; Google defends Moto buy; consumers paying to watch video on tablets; Cisco enters a hot market

China Mobile Accelerates 4G
News Analysis | 6/22/2012

The mobile giant is looking to accelerate its LTE TDD trials

Preparing for Video War
News Analysis | 6/21/2012

To win the new battle video customers, pay-TV operators must make over-the-top video a key ally

Telco Succeeds With Broadband, Roku Bundle
LRTV Interviews | 6/21/2012

Toledo Telephone COO Dale Merten explains why the company ditched its traditional cable TV service for an OTT video/broadband bundle, and how that decision has led to a much improved business model

Pay-TV: Too Costly to Replicate Online?
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/21/2012

The costs of building a 'full boat' pay-TV package will likely scare off most OTT video players, says Ian Blaine, CEO of thePlatform

Comcast, Verizon & TWC Bundle Up
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/21/2012

Comcast and TWC expand 4G device, video and voice bundling deals with Verizon Wireless in the US

Now the Dutch Do 400G
EuroBlog | 6/21/2012

1:45 PM KPN cranks up to 400Gbit/s with Huawei

Verizon Targets Video Personalization
News Analysis | 6/21/2012

The next step in FiOS TV's push into multi-screen video is adding individual user profiles

Who Are Aereo's Customers?
The Bauminator | 6/21/2012

11:00 AM Are they cord-cutters or cable customers that are willing to fork over a few bucks more to stream broadcast stations while they're on the go?

Mobile Asia Expo: Highlights
AsiaBlog | 6/21/2012

11:00 AM The hot topics from the GSMA's Shanghai event

Shaw Takes VoD Over-The-Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/21/2012

Also: Comcast expects to strike VoD gold; Microsoft dispatches the Internet police to plug Xbox document leak

Is Pay-Per-Bit Anti-Consumer?
The Philter | 6/21/2012

8:30 AM I want broadband and wireless phone bills I can understand. I want to comparison-shop data plans for the best rate. Am I nuts or what?

AT&T Launches RFI for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2012

Details emerge about AT&T's plans for tiny base stations as the operator issues an RFI

Euronews: You're on Your Own, Govt Tells Nokia
News Analysis | 6/21/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: No state help for Nokia; KPN talks fail over sale of E-Plus unit; Vector cash boost for Technicolor

More Job Cuts at RIM
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2012

The BlackBerry maker confirms that it will cut more jobs but isn't saying how many yet

Verizon Lights Up 46 More 4G LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2012

Verizon's 4G LTE deployments reach 304 markets as it adds 46 to the mix and expands coverage in 22 other towns and cities

Sprint Tries to Hamstring Verizon/Cable Deals
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2012

Sprint wants the FCC to impose conditions that center on cellular backhaul agreements and cable's ever-expanding Wi-Fi networks

Windows Phone 8 Gets 'Common Core'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2012

Microsoft will try to make it easier for developers to port Windows apps across PCs, tablets and WP8 smartphones

Interoute CTO: 'Dumb' Legacy Hinders Cloud Adoption
News Analysis | 6/20/2012

Fallout from Isenberg's 'stupid network' proclamation is suppressing cloud confidence, reckons European operator exec

Sprint & Vendors Lagging on LTE Build?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2012

The operator expects to launch six LTE markets soon but an analyst at Jefferies says that the big spend on 4G is getting pushed back to 2H12

Telcos Voice Their OTT Anxiety
News Analysis | 6/20/2012

At Mobile Asia Expo, concerns are aired about 'sleeping with the enemy'

Microsoft Surface Poll: Price Trumps LTE
Que Sera Sarah | 6/20/2012

11:00 AM Around a third of our poll respondents say a low price tag, more than LTE, would make Microsoft's new tablets appealing

NBCU, Comcast Unit Stream More TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2012

Also: Netflix threatens to cannibalize VoD and HBO revenues; Comcast Skypes into another market; Cablevision dials in another SIP phone partner

US Carrier Capex: Wireless Squeezing Wireline
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2012

New Jefferies research note sees wireless capex up 20.6% in 2012, while wireline spending is expected to decline 5.8%

Prepare to Slay the OTT Dragon
News Analysis | 6/20/2012

OTT video threatens to swamp broadband networks, but it can also create some big opportunities if operators are willing to take some risks

XO Shows Some Love for Transmode
News Analysis | 6/20/2012

Swedish transport vendor joins some big North American names in the metro equipment supplier list at XO Communications

Nuance Gives Swype a Voice on Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2012

Voice-to-text giant puts its acquisition of Swype to use on Android, creating an input experience with something for everyone

Cyan Makes Its SDN Push
News Analysis | 6/20/2012

CyPortal upgrade gives end-customers power to do their own network testing

Euronews: AlcaLu, Telefónica Are Femto Friends
News Analysis | 6/20/2012

In today's roundup: Telefónica goes for small cells, big-time; Transmode wins US contract; LTE developments in Mitteleuropa

Cable's Upstream Gap
The Bauminator | 6/19/2012

5:30 PM Verizon's new FiOS tiers expose cable's rail-thin upstream path, but operators have time to widen it – and they'll need all the time they can get

Why's AT&T Eyeing Its WCS Spectrum for LTE?
Jonestown | 6/19/2012

4:30 PM Ma Bell tells the FCC that it has come up with a compromise package with Sirius XM to deploy 4G LTE services in the 2.3Ghz satellite radio band

SeaChange Back in a Buying Mood
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2012

After shedding two non-core units, SeaChange returned to acquisition mode with the purchase of an interactive TV software developer

VZ Wireless, Cable Guys Fight for Spectrum Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2012

Also: T-Mobile fights against spectrum deal; Comcast adds home security markets; speculation swirls about what's going into the next Xbox

Ensuring Cloud Service Experience
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/19/2012

With clouds carrying more and more voice, video and data, the complexities of ensuring a trouble-free end-user experience have grown exponentially

Nokia Poll Update: Farewell Independence?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2012

With hundreds of votes counted, not many expect Nokia to be an independent company within a few years

ADVA's 100G Appeal
EuroBlog | 6/19/2012

7:15 AM Customer praise and a Finisar nugget

Euronews: Vodafone Gets the Nod on C&WW
News Analysis | 6/19/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Hold-out shareholder falls into line on Vodafone's C&WW bid; Transmode's Enlighten-ment; EC snaps at Finns

Microsoft Surface: Where's the 4G Wireless?
Jonestown | 6/18/2012

8:55 PM Microsoft appears to have built-in Wi-Fi but no 4G -- or carrier partners -- for its new tablet

Poll: Microsoft's Surface-Level Tablet Specs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2012

Microsoft announced its iPad competitor but left out a few key details like the price and any partners. What would convince you to buy it?

T-Mobile Upgrades HSPA+, Trials LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2012

T-Mobile's on the mend, according to Canaccord Genuity, as the carrier begins installing more HSPA+ equipment and trialing LTE

RAN Revelations
Wireless Bits | 6/18/2012

12:00 PM Small cells factored big in talks about RAN technology evolution at the 3GPP

Web Video Startup Stacks $35M More
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/18/2012

Also: Roku CEO predicts the Blu-ray's demise; CenturyLink expands IPTV plan; analyst says new FiOS Internet pricing sets a precedent

Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Clash Over Core Routers
News Analysis | 6/18/2012

Alcatel-Lucent's claim that its 7950 Extensible Routing System (XRS) is a core router has triggered a verbal altercation with Cisco

Sprint to Launch LTE Service Soon?
LR Mobile Rumors | 6/18/2012

FiOS Speeds & Prices Take a Quantum Leap
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/18/2012

Verizon keeps the heat on cable and Docsis 3.0 with the launch of a 300Mbit/s tier that sells for $204.99 per month with a two-year contract

Consolidation Won't Save Small Telcos
Rewired | 6/18/2012

8:00 AM Those companies who used to buy rural telcos are now investing elsewhere -- in service provider IT (SPIT) expertise and CLECs

Euronews: Big Hitters Back $12.5B Mobile Bid
News Analysis | 6/18/2012

A major mobile takeover rumor, 100Gbit/s metro action, more Nokia concerns and Euro pressure for ZTE

ADVA Makes 100G Debut
News Analysis | 6/18/2012

Amsterdam Internet Exchange deploys non-coherent 100G metro gear to connect data centers

Huawei Cuts Some US Staff
News Analysis | 6/15/2012

Though profitable, Huawei says it has 'streamlined' its organization in the US. Is the government's investigation starting to become a factor?

TV Everywhere Heads to the Next Level
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2012

Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick talks about the hurdles cable must cross to expand its TV Everywhere initiatives, and how multi-screen video intersects with the industry's broader IP video transformation

Charter Lands a Fourth Cablevision Exec
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/15/2012

Also: Disney gets 'everywhere' even more; DirecTV gets more original

OS Watch: Nokia Melts Down on the Low End
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2012

Also: RIM's smartphone for the 1%; Microsoft mulls its own tablet; social networking gossip; Apple's new OS fragments the iPhone market

Broadcom's Next D3 Chip Will Leapfrog Intel
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/15/2012

Broadcom's developing Docsis 3.0 silicon that can bond 32 channels and pump out speeds up to 1.2Gbit/s, but it won't be ready until 2013

Getting LTE to Where It Is Needed Most
Research Rewind | 6/15/2012

This week: New 4G/LTE radio, ICT needs of enterprises in emerging markets, 4G auctions in Brazil, top telecom news you can use

Nokia Poll: Microsoft Merger Expected
News Analysis | 6/15/2012

Almost half of our poll respondents expect Nokia to become part of Microsoft

Euronews: Market Ponders Nokia's Future
News Analysis | 6/15/2012

The fallout from Nokia's massive restructuring announcement dominates Friday's EMEA news agenda, though Vodafone, NSN and BT also feature

Europe's Cable Ops in Bullish Mood
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/15/2012

European cable operators expect broadband and mobile to help boost their revenues by more than 5% per year

Mobile Gets $825.1M in New Investment in May
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2012

The mobile bubble hasn't burst for many wireless startups yet, with mobile financing up month-on-month

Photos: Cisco Live in San Diego
Slide Shows | 6/14/2012

They should have gotten John Chambers on a BMX bike. Now that would be something

Time Warner Cable Streams to More Screens
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2012

Time Warner Cable's James Manchester explains the challenges of taking video beyond the TV and to an array of connected devices, and how partners such as Alcatel-Lucent boost the quality and security of TWC’s TV Everywhere lineup

Interoute's SDN Dream
EuroBlog | 6/14/2012

2:15 PM One carrier CTO can't wait for software-defined networking

Light Reading Poll: What Will Nokia Be in 2014?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2012

Nokia's huge overhaul means things can't stay the same at the Finnish company. Tell us what you think is to become of the handset giant

Feds Favor Usage-Based Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2012

Also: More reactions from the purported DoJ investigation of broadband caps; WOW-Knology deal moves ahead; Dish goes cyber-squatting

Go Fast With Hitron
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2012

Regularly first to market, Hitron Technologies has delivered and demonstrated the industry’s first DOCSIS 24x8 CPE. The Puma6-MG based modem provides speeds up to 960Mbps downstream by 320Mbps upstream

Nokia Cuts 10,000 Jobs, Restructures
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2012

There's a lot of detail in Nokia's massive restructuring announcement – here are the key details, point by point

Euronews: Carnage at Nokia
News Analysis | 6/14/2012

Around 10,000 Nokia jobs are to be lost worldwide – and that's just the start of it...

White House Joins SDN Bandwagon
Craig's A-List | 6/13/2012

8:00 PM Soon, the entire national press corps will be talking SDN. (Yeah, right)

US Aims for 1-Gig Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2012

The Obama-backed US Ignite initiative has a Googly moment as it seeks help creating a 1Gbit/s network and some apps worthy of it

Cisco Won't Put OpenFlow on Nexus Yet
News Analysis | 6/13/2012

It was a nice idea at the time, but Cisco says it found out Nexus customers don't really need OpenFlow

LightSquared Gets Lifeline 'Til Sept. 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2012

A deal with creditors gives the would-be wireless operator up to $190M and more than a year to spend it

What Will the RAN Look Like in 10 Years?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2012

International standards body 3GPP is holding a special meeting this week to debate that question

What 'G' Do Connected Devices Need?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2012

Wireless operators debate the merits of keeping 2G alive for M2M as the world moves to LTE

Cisco Takes ONE Step Beyond SDN
News Analysis | 6/13/2012

The Cisco SDN plan is here. If you're waiting for OpenFlow, don't get your hopes up

Photos: Cloud Computing World Forum
Slide Shows | 6/13/2012

The cloud crowd is out in force in London – see who showed up!

Is Cable Stifling OTT Video Competition?
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2012

Also: Cable cheers as FCC kills viewability rule; video pirates love Game of Thrones; Moto brings CCAP to Europe

DeNuccio Replaced as Metaswitch CEO
News Analysis | 6/13/2012

It's a case of CEOswitch at Metaswitch as industry veteran Kevin DeNuccio is replaced by his predecessor, who puts IPO plans on ice

Sprint Picks Ciena for 400G
News Analysis | 6/13/2012

The Network Vision plan is going 400G for optical, adding to the evidence that 400G will be in demand next year

Euronews: AlcaLu Catches Merger Mood
News Analysis | 6/13/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu chairman echoes regulator's call for consolidation; Slim's Austrian slice; Sawiris supports buyout fund

How IT Is Learning From the Telcos
News Analysis | 6/13/2012

The learning curve swings both ways

Spanish Telcos Joyn Forces to Tackle OTT Threat
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2012

Spain's largest mobile operators, Telefónica and Vodafone, each launched the first Joyn services in a bid to take on over-the-top providers

Photos: Connected World's M2M Jam
Slide Shows | 6/13/2012

A connected car lot next to a distracted-driving pavilion highlighted Connected World's machine-to-machine bash in the 'burbs

Comcast Cozies Up to PayPal
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/12/2012

PayPal also looks to deepen its relationship with other operators as it strikes a deal with TiVo and hires the ex-CTO of Canoe Ventures

TDS Buying IT Expertise, Not Burying It
News Analysis | 6/12/2012

The operator's latest IT services acquisition will continue to operate as separate unit under the TDS banner, continuing an ongoing strategy

Verizon-Juniper: It's All in the Timing
News Analysis | 6/12/2012

Big carrier had a 'right now' need for a convergence platform and Juniper, with its PTX, was ready

Cisco Sees Carriers Buying Into 'Architectures'
News Analysis | 6/12/2012

As Cisco pitches complete architectures instead of individual products, carriers are listening, CEO John Chambers claims

Pricing Out Verizon's Shared Data Move
Jonestown | 6/12/2012

3:45 PM The new plans could be costly for individuals and those on Verizon's old unlimited data plans that go away on June 28

T-Mobile's Back in the M2M Business
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2012

Now that AT&T has let it out of the trunk, T-Mobile's ready to be the (backseat) driver of its connected devices business

ActiveVideo Breaks In at Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/12/2012

Comcast agrees to license and trial a cloud-based platform that can jazz up the user interfaces of older, QAM-based set-top boxes

Cisco's Software Router Targets the Cloud
News Analysis | 6/12/2012

It might not be an all-Cisco world, but did you think that would stop the router giant from inching toward an all-Cisco cloud?

Verizon: One Data Bucket to Rule Them All
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2012

Verizon rolls out promised shareable data plans that can spread the mobile bytes between as many as ten devices

DirecTV Could Unleash Its Own Ad-Zapper
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/12/2012

Also: Comcast, ESPN join sports-radio battle; Xfinity Home speaks Android; Virgin Media bulks up for HD Olympics coverage

Sprint Hiring for 4G Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2012

The carrier won't put a time line on VoLTE support as part of its Network Vision, but it's hiring engineers to focus on the 4G technology

Euronews: Telcos Should Eat Each Other
News Analysis | 6/12/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: EC regulator backs telco consolidation; E-Plus maneuver could face antitrust scrutiny; Slim gorges on KPN stock

Juniper Shrinks QFabric, Sells a PTX
News Analysis | 6/12/2012

A packet-optical win with Verizon and a shrunken QFabric take the spotlight as Juniper updates analysts on its business

Battle of the 3-D Mobile Maps
Jonestown | 6/11/2012

6:25 PM Apple and Google's move to 3-D mobile mapping is part of a bid to create the best local guide, wherever you happen to be in the world

Apple iOS 6 Shakes Up Mobile Communications
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2012

Wireless operators beware: The iPhone's latest OS puts FaceTime on the network and includes calling features you should've thought of first

Qualcomm to Make Dish's Mobile Broadband Chip
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2012

Dish and Qualcomm are developing a chipset for mobile devices that work in terrestrial and satellite mode, but an analyst questions the costs

Ciena Opens Up to Software-Defined Networking
News Analysis | 6/11/2012

Ciena might not call it SDN, but a new concept, called OPn, sure has a lot of the same ideas

Sprint's Stake in Clearwire Falls Below 50%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2012

Sprint's no longer the majority owner of its 4G partner after Clearwire secures some fresh funds

Ad-Zapper Counters OTT Threat, Dish Chief Says
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2012

Comcast CFO blasts report that it's mulling bid for BSkyB; Hitron speeds into ANGA; Comcast antitrust case to have its day in court

Macheen Guns for Tablet Data Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2012

Monthly data plans for tablets aren't yet catching on, but one cloud vendor is shaking up the business model in the hope of changing that

Euronews: Takeover Rumors Lift Nokia
News Analysis | 6/11/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia stock rises 6% on takeover talk; Telefónica sells half of China Unicom stake; KPN-versus-Slim latest

OpenFlow Taps the Brakes
News Analysis | 6/11/2012

With big releases out of the way, the ONF wants to take time to nurture the protocol into stability while vendors catch up

Cisco Keeps Stranglehold of CMTS Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/8/2012

Cisco dominates the CMTS market, but Arris overtook it in edge QAM share thanks to its recent acquisition of BigBand

Hello, Small Cells; Goodbye, Cell Towers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/8/2012

Demand for denser mobile broadband coverage is driving mobile operators to roll out large-scale networks of LTE small cells

Succeeding in a BYOD World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/8/2012

Business users today want to bring their own devices to work, and service providers will have to find ways to accommodate this trend

Comverse Hits a Slippery Slope
News Analysis | 6/8/2012

Fiscal first-quarter loss signals tough times for service provider IT (SPIT) software vendor

OS Watch: The Battle for OS Dominance
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/8/2012

Also: Google stays on the map; RIM builds on borrowed technology; the rise and fall of webOS; MetroPCS nabs Huawei's first LTE phone for the US

Arris Plows Cash Into Risk Analytics OSS Startup
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/8/2012

Also: Charter ops president resigns; CEA eyes 4K HDTV; Verizon to raise FiOS broadband pricing; Cox hires its CEM leader

Telecom Salary Survey Slide Show
Slide Shows | 6/8/2012

2,500 telecom professionals revealed their salaries to Light Reading and told us how they felt about them and their employers

Huawei, ZTE Execs Found Guilty of Corruption
News Analysis | 6/8/2012

Chinese vendors barred for two years from public contracts in Algeria after staff members were convicted in a telecom corruption case

Euronews: AlcaLu Staff Transfer to Huawei
News Analysis | 6/8/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Swiss deal leads to transfers; free Wi-Fi goes down the Tube in London; Swisscom teams with energy firms for FTTX

YouTube, Netflix Dominate IPv6 Traffic
The Bauminator | 6/7/2012

5:40 PM If native IPv6 traffic were the measuring stick, YouTube, Netflix and a dash of Facebook would represent almost the entire Internet

IPv6 Hoopla Not Over Yet
Rewired | 6/7/2012

2:15 PM Launch day is just the beginning, and what's to come may actually be more interesting than the deployment process

Verizon CTO Shows Some Backbone
The Philter | 6/7/2012

1:50 PM Verizon CTO Tony Melone says the process of converging the carrier's four backbone networks is, well, a process

LTE: The Vendor's Worst Friend?
EuroBlog | 6/7/2012

1:35 PM More network sharing means long term erosion (LTE) of carrier capex

Telcos Cautiously Consider Enterprise PaaS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/7/2012

In a highly varied and rapidly evolving PaaS market, telcos must think carefully about their PaaS strategy

Verizon CTO: Innovation Hinges on Spectrum
News Analysis | 6/7/2012

Tony Melone sticks with the TIA conference theme of the need for more spectrum but also found some time to talk about innovation

Virgin Mobile USA to Crunch iPhone Data Costs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2012

But carrier will raise the unlocked price of the iPhone 4 and 4S when it becomes the second prepaid firm to offer it later this month

Telstra CTO's RIM Shots
News Analysis | 6/7/2012

Australian operator's CTO shares his views on BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion, and little of it is flattering

Comcast's X1 Fails to Impress
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/7/2012

Also: Dish's ad-zapper makes Hoak Media hopping mad; HBO GO plays with Fire; TiVo/Comcast combo reaches Boston; slimmed-down SeaChange posts Q1

Familiar Signs of a Bubble
Craig's A-List | 6/7/2012

10:15 AM It's another social-media IPO, except that people love this one

Docsis Flirts With 5Gbit/s
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/7/2012

If Docsis does indeed have a 10-Gig future, then some recent field tests offer an indication that the technology's almost halfway home

Citrix Acquires Bytemobile to Target Telcos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2012

In its bid for cloud domination, Citrix is snatching up SPIT specialist Bytemobile and its 160 wireless operator customer base

Euronews: Europe's IPv6 Timebomb
News Analysis | 6/7/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Europe lags on IPv6; Vodafone and Telefónica get it together in UK; Summa throws its hat into Russia's LTE ring

Vodafone, Telefónica Merge UK Networks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2012

Rival operators to share backhaul and mobile cell site infrastructure across the whole of the UK, creating single network of 18,500 masts

AT&T Bucks IPv6 Trend
Rewired | 6/6/2012

5:00 PM While cable competitors are going dual-stack, AT&T is choosing the 6rd approach, and plans to reach 5M homes this year

Comcast: More IPv6 Traffic Please
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2012

Comcast has about one third of its broadband network IPv6-enabled, so it wouldn't mind more of a stress test on World IPv6 Launch Day

Wi-Fi Meets IPv6
LRTV Soundbites | 6/6/2012

AT&T CEO: Desperately Seeking Spectrum
News Analysis | 6/6/2012

Forget innovation, new ideas, customer satisfaction. AT&T's CEO used his bully pulpit in Dallas to needle regulators about the US 'spectrum crisis'

HTC Braces for Another Quarterly Miss
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2012

Competition from market giants Apple and Samsung, plus contention in the courtroom, continues to squeeze the Taiwanese handset maker

ATCA Maturity Challenges System Integrators
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/6/2012

ATCA provides a compelling platform for many telecom applications, allowing telecom equipment providers to quickly develop carrier-grade solutions

Huawei Replaces AlcaLu at Sunrise
News Analysis | 6/6/2012

The Swiss operator signs a managed services deal with Huawei after dumping Alcatel-Lucent

Comcast Video Unit Targets Enterprise & More
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2012

Also: TiVo fires back at Cisco; private cable valuations are going through the roof; class-action suit targets Comcast and TW Cable

Will Vodafone Start a Mobile Coupon Craze?
Wireless Bits | 6/6/2012

9:35 AM Investment in mobile coupon company looks like a good deal for Vodafone

Alvarion Cuts Staff, Wages
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2012

As the WiMax market shrinks, so does Alvarion – so now it's looking to the service provider Wi-Fi market for growth

Euronews: AlcaLu Lands LTE Deal
News Analysis | 6/6/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Alcatel-Lucent takes LTE to Tanzania; France Telecom shareholders want their full dividend; femtocells for Congo

4G: Taking Over the World
Jonestown | 6/5/2012

If – as Ericsson predicts – 4G will cover half the world by 2017, what does that mean for carriers and vendors?

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Que Sera Sarah | 6/5/2012

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Netronome Boasts of a 200G Processor
News Analysis | 6/5/2012

The former Intel network processors get more ammo to combat Broadcom, EZchip and Marvell

IPv6 Launch Day: Should Milestones Be Boring?
News Analysis | 6/5/2012

This one will be, if all goes as planned. Service providers, content providers and their suppliers expect smooth sailing on Wednesday

Google Drops Another Video Hint
The Bauminator | 6/5/2012

2:10 PM Humax's IP set-top box affixed with a Google Fiber sticker passes through the FCC

Netflix Touts New Content Delivery Network
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/5/2012

Also: Charter to open NYC digs; Comcast shareholders vote to dump poison pill; Comcast beats IPv6 deadline; Cablevisión picks AlcaLu

Cisco Bulks Up Its Mobile Core
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/5/2012

Verizon Wireless and Bharti Airtel boot up the ASR 5500, a network core box designed to handle data surges from smartphones, tablets and M2M apps

Cyan & Calient Become Packet-Optical Buddies
News Analysis | 6/5/2012

Fancy things like CDC ROADM networks and packet-optical management integration are happening on a job in the corner of Minnesota

Big Switch Opens Up Network Tunneling
News Analysis | 6/5/2012

The OpenFlow controller company says it's bringing a key virtualization ability into the more open world of software-defined networking

Opnext Snubs Private Equity, Sticks With Oclaro
News Analysis | 6/4/2012

Talk of a deal apparently sends Opnext's shares upward after-hours, but officials say it's all for naught

Microsoft Debuts Xbox 360 Mobile App
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2012

Microsoft allows mobile devices to control its Xbox 360 consoles via a new app. The company has also added live and broadband video choices for the Xbox 360

Why Sprint Needs 4G Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2012

Tiny LTE base stations can enable operators to be faster and more nimble when trying to meet the need for 4G capacity, Sprint's Iyad Tarazi says

A Roaming Holiday
Que Sera Sarah | 6/4/2012

4:30 PM Wireless operators like Orange are working to staying connected abroad cheaper ... finally

Huawei Looks Beyond Docsis
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2012

The Chinese giant will focus its US cable product strategy on EPON gear and a IEEE standard aimed at bringing PON speeds to HFC plant

Security Vendors Set Sights on Mobile Operators
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/4/2012

New alliances, feature consolidation and M&A activity are increasingly commonplace among network security vendors targeting the telco sector

Pre-Paid iPhone Parade: Can the Networks Cope?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2012

The iPhone's arrival on Cricket, and potentially Boost Mobile, will bring a new wave of mobile data, but roaming agreements could help

Make Way for Gateways
Research Analyst Interviews | 6/4/2012

Seeking to deliver IP video services, cable operators are deploying cable multimedia gateways that convert QAM signals to IP signals in the home. In this video, cable operators and experts explain the benefits and challenges of using gateways

Netflix Beats Apple in Online Movies
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2012

Also: Wave Broadband CEO joins buyout bid, Comcast Web portal adds more TV streams; Verizon Wireless debuts viewdini video portal

Samsung's Big Bang: 5 US Carriers Get the S III
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2012

Samsung's newest Android Galaxy data hog will start to arrive at US carriers this month, starting at $199

Sprint on 4G Small Cell Evolution
LRTV Interviews | 6/4/2012

Iyad Tarazi, Sprint's VP of network development and engineering, explains how LTE small cells will change his network

Say Goodbye to Telcordia
News Analysis | 6/3/2012

With the acquisition by Ericsson complete and the integration process well underway, the Telcordia brand is set to disappear on June 4

Cisco Launches Preemptive Strike on TiVo
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/1/2012

The company apparently can't wait its turn for a TiVo lawsuit like everybody else did

Verizon Spends $612M for a Future in Cars
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2012

Verizon buys its way into the in-car services market by acquiring Hughes, as the M2M market heats up

SPIT Bits: M&A Mayhem
News Analysis | 6/1/2012

M&A action involving NEC, CGI, Logica, NTT, Danaher, VSS Monitoring, Connectiva ... and more news from the world of Service Provider IT (SPIT)

AT&T Boss Anticipates Data-Only Wireless Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2012

CEO Randall Stephenson sees a lot of data pricing experimentation ahead, but probably not lower prices given that rampant spectrum shortage

FreedomPop Might Offer Cheap 4G for iPod
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2012

FreedomPop has the iPod Touch in its sights as a vehicle for its cheap and cheerful mobile data plans via Clearwire. Is it time to dump your wireless carrier?

Ex-Cisco Execs Form Cable Set-Top Startup
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/1/2012

Several former Cisco and Scientific-Atlanta engineers have formed iNovo Broadband to take on the giants of the set-top market

OS Watch: Google Alleges Microsoft-Nokia Pact
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2012

Also: RIM's multimedia meltdown; Facebook's day at the Opera; Microsoft improves its apptitude; Siri gets smarter; Chrome and Android meld together

NSN Creates Spinoff Investment Fund
News Analysis | 6/1/2012

Nokia Siemens Networks starts a capital fund to pump cash into spinoffs but only puts in €10M

Mobile Data Reigns Supreme in Ukraine & Romania
Research Rewind | 6/1/2012

This week: The telecom outlook in Ukraine and Romania; your daily telecom news fix

Euronews: China Warns EU Over Protectionism
News Analysis | 6/1/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: China strikes back over EC's 'illegal subsidies' move; Nokia refutes Google patent claim; Fastweb ends IPTV

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