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KPN Sticks With IPTV for Its FTTx Future
News Analysis  | 
1/26/2010  |  Post a comment
Despite desperately slow uptake, KPN is sticking with its IPTV service to help make its FTTx services attractive
What to Expect From Apple's Tablet
Contentinople  | 
1/26/2010  |  Post a comment
9:20 AM A final rundown of all the rumors swirling around the device Apple is expected to reveal tomorrow
Vodafone Sings Its Own Praises
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/26/2010  |  Post a comment
Vodafone claims to have the largest number of paying music subscribers in Europe and is ramping its customer base each month
Verizon's Joseph Ambeault: Social TV
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/26/2010  |  Post a comment
Brightcove Tunes Up for 'TV Everywhere' Pilots
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Brightcove says cable nets will start testing its 'TV Everywhere' by March or April, a move that puts pressure on Comcast-owned thePlatform
Can Polycom Squeeze Cisco?
Rewired  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
4:50 PM Partnership with Juniper Networks could lure service providers to Polycom's telepresence offer
DirecTV Preps Multiroom DVR
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  6 comments
Entropic apparently beats out Broadcom for the business as DirecTV gets ready to introduce a new line of MoCA-based boxes in Q1
Microsoft Plans Device to Rival Apple Tablet
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Apple is expected to launch its tablet device on Wednesday, but Microsoft could be hot on its heels
Cox Takes LTE for a Spin
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  1 comment
Cox adds AlcaLu to the roster as MSO tests voice calls and streaming hi-def video in Phoenix and San Diego using the proto-4G platform
KDDI Commands Cable Market With $4B Deal
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
KDDI is buying a 38% stake in J:COM, Japan's leading cable operator, from Liberty Global for $4 billion in cash
Arris Whips Up Some Cable WiFi
The Bauminator  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
11:15 AM Vendor nets some wireless biz from the Tier 2 MSO sector
Ericsson Crystal Ball Still Cloudy
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  Post a comment
Ericsson's new CFO, Jan Frykhammar, tells Unstrung that market uncertainty will continue in 2010 and offers no guidance
Juniper, Polycom Take Video Vows
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  1 comment
Anything you can do... Juniper teams up with videoconferencing specialist Polycom to counter Cisco's acquisition of Tandberg
Ericsson Keeps Its Distance From Huawei
News Analysis  | 
1/25/2010  |  2 comments
Ericsson kept its revenue numbers steady in 2009, leaving it well ahead of Huawei, but the vendor has favorable currency movements to thank for that
AlcaLu CEO Ben Verwaayen, Part I
LRTV Interviews  | 
1/25/2010  |  1 comment
LTE Watch: Testing Times
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
Spirent signs on with Verizon, LTE not as fast as promised, and AlcaLu's connected car comes to Europe
Moto Complains to ITC About RIM
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
Phone makers grapple over patents again
SportsNet for 'Sunday Ticket'?
The Bauminator  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
5:05 PM A fair swap? Or perhaps Comcast could just plant some giant trees and wait it out UPDATED 5:55 PM
Asia Watch: Money Talks...
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
Our APAC roundup includes a wide range of fiscal affairs – revenues, profits, capex – plus other news from Australia, China, and Singapore
The Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
2:45 PM Missing in action: WiMax stimulus funds, Cisco WiMax device, Open Range
Indian Operators Battle Brutal Market
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  1 comment
India's mobile operators are signing up plenty of customers, but their ARPU levels are being eroded by a savage price war
Cable ITV Watch: Comcast, NBC Gear for a Grillin'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
The feds to put Comcast and NBC on the hotseat, ITV vendors get ready to play nice at CableLabs, a possible name for Discovery's 3D channel, and more
Optical Core Challengers: Rise Up!
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  5 comments
A bit dramatic, maybe, but the conversion to packet-optical is creating an opening for smaller players to topple optical incumbents
Smit Leaves Charter for Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
Neil Smit named president of Comcast's cable unit, just two months after he steered Charter out of bankruptcy
Samsung Suffers Setbacks in India
AsiaBlog  | 
1/22/2010  |  Post a comment
8:30 AM Handset vendor is facing staff, sales, and channel issues in India
IPO Not the Cure for BSNL's Ills
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2010  |  2 comments
Former finance director at BSNL says an IPO wouldn't help the Indian state-owned carrier, which is caught in a downward spiral
Nokia Offers Ovi Maps for Free
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/21/2010  |  1 comment
Nokia steps up to take on Google, makes life harder for Garmin and TomTom
Verizon: We're Ready for Apple Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/21/2010  |  Post a comment
Verizon CEO says the wireless carrier's network is 'prepared' for the Apple tablet and other devices
Intel Puts 3D Inside 'Atom'
The Bauminator  | 
1/21/2010  |  Post a comment
12:55 PM Intel wants to put the chip in next-gen cable boxes, but France Telecom has its hands on the first commercial implementation
Verizon Makes UC&C an Easier Sell
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2010  |  Post a comment
New professional consulting services spell out business case, ease transition to new IP-based unified communications and collaboration
Scenes From Haiti: The Wait to Communicate
Slide Shows  | 
1/21/2010  |  2 comments
With cell service returning in spots, but power still out in most of Haiti, lines form to do the most mundane of tasks
Cisco Taps itaas to Doll Up 'SARA' IPG
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/21/2010  |  1 comment
Cisco's still driving development, but itaas is now tasked with spicing up the legacy cable set-top guide
Amazon Opens Up the Kindle
Contentinople  | 
1/21/2010  |  Post a comment
10:30 AM Kindle users will be able to purchase apps for the device later this year
AlcaLu Joins the War for the Optical Core
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2010  |  16 comments
A freaking huge new crossconnect shows off part of AlcaLu's plan for packet/optical convergence and primes a new battleground for the optical core
Boxee Urges TV Nets to 'Experiment'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
New pay platform could encroach on cable's turf, but Boxee insists it simply wants TV networks to give its Internet distribution outlet a shot
Microsoft Takes On TiVo
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
And, in doing so, Microsoft comes to the aid of AT&T, a marquee Mediaroom customer
FCC Tightens 'Terrestrial Loophole'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  2 comments
MSOs must share some vertically integrated, regional sports nets with rivals, though the FCC will look at grievances on a case-by-case basis
The Hilarity of LTE iPhone Rumors
Jonestown  | 
1/20/2010  |  4 comments
3:05 PM If an LTE iPhone is coming in Q2, where are the networks?
Telekom Austria's IPTV Growth Slows
EuroBlog  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
1:55 PM Telekom Austria breaks the 100K subs barrier, but annual additions are down
Redefining P-OTS
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/20/2010  |  2 comments
2010 figures to be a big year for packet-optical transport, as it moves from the metro into the network core
Amdocs Targets Growth in India
AsiaBlog  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
12:20 PM Hopes its CES 8.0 will attract new business
Gadget Watch: Awaiting the Apple Tablet
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  2 comments
The Apple iPad vies for attention with talk of an upcoming 'Zune' phone from Microsoft
Europe Fires Up Faster 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
In the land of LTE in Europe, Swedish operator 3 plans a major upgrade to its 3G network and holds fire on rolling out the proto-4G technology
Apple in Talks With Publishers
Contentinople  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
11:00 AM A week before Apple is expected to unveil its tablet, it's in NYC talking with book publishers
Policy Watch: FCC Broadband Update
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  1 comment
FCC to offer Broadband Plan update, thousands weigh in on net neutrality rules, a big good-bye to 700MHz microphones, and more
Indian Handset Firms Grab Market Share
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2010  |  Post a comment
It's not just the likes of Nokia and Samsung that are benefiting from India's love affair with the mobile phone
Google's China Beef Spreads to Android
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
1/19/2010  |  Post a comment
So far, the search giant is delaying two phones and isn't saying if any other Chinese Android projects could be affected
Cox Bets on IPTV in Vegas
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
1/19/2010  |  1 comment
CityCenter deal marks Cox's first-ever linear IPTV deployment. New residences not likely to have a tiger in every bathroom
Verizon Boosts Biz With CENX Connection
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2010  |  3 comments
Verizon wholesale business should get a healthy bump after scoring a deal to offer Ethernet services through the CENX exchange in NYC
Inphi Celebrates Life After 40-Gig
News Analysis  | 
1/19/2010  |  3 comments
The company got rewarded for its patience with 40G chips. Now it's hoping the 100G wait won't be as long
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