x
News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
IneoQuest Probes SDV
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/25/2008

New tool gives MSOs increased visibility into the operations and performance of switched digital video systems

10 Things From NXTcomm
The Philter | 6/25/2008

Vegas thrills, taunts, and teaches us stuff

WiMax Wake-Up Call
Wireless Bits | 6/25/2008

French regulator cracks down

'Idea Shower,' Anyone?
EuroBlog | 6/25/2008

Going forward, we need to eradicate management speak...

Thomson Sidelines ip.access
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2008

Thomson jilts femtocell partner ip.access and integrates home base station technology from Airvana into its home gateways

Symbian Wants the World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/24/2008

Nokia's buyout is a bid to make the Symbian OS 'the most widely used software platform on the planet'

Symbian vs Google
Jonestown | 6/24/2008

I think not

Media Gateways: New Roles or Old News?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/24/2008

Media gateways have been stuck in the 'where are they now?' file, but they may be ready to start generating market buzz again

Sol Trujillo, CEO, Telstra
LRTV Documentaries | 6/24/2008

Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo says his company’s wireless network will be able to deliver 42 Mbit/s on the handset by the end of 2009. “We’re not waiting” on ubiquitous 4G networks, he says.

AT&T Stomps Into CDNs
Contentinople | 6/24/2008

AT&T comes late to the CDN party and PermissionTV gives users tools to make video interactive - on Contentinople

NSN Unveils Unified Optical Platform
News Analysis | 6/24/2008

Nokia Siemens has developed an all-in-one optical platform for all distances, but at least one analyst doubts whether it's needed

Tata Takes Bigger Stake in South Africa's Neotel
News Analysis | 6/24/2008

India's Tata Communications is boosting its stake in South African operator Neotel from 30% to 56%

They're Coming!
Red Panda | 6/24/2008

'Angry blackbirds' descend upon Chicago

Power of the Press
Wireless Bits | 6/24/2008

Comcast goes quiet on WiMax femto plans

Carrier Ethernet Equipment Is Very Much Exciting These Days
The Philter | 6/24/2008

Photos from a NXTcomm cocktail caper

Insta-Keynote
Craig's A-List | 6/24/2008

Add John Chambers and water, stir

Newport Clings On
EuroBlog | 6/24/2008

SBC vendor gets more cash, seeks new CEO

Open Season on Bugging Cellphones
LR Mobile Column | 6/24/2008

Be careful what you say: You may be talking on a bugged cellphone

Another One Bites the Dust
BroadBananas | 6/24/2008

Will Comcast's latest acquisition boost its distribution clout with studios and help tighten movie release windows?

Mobile OS Wars: Nokia Snaps Up Symbian
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/24/2008

With Apple and Google shaping up to challenge for mobile OS bragging rights, Nokia takes control of Symbian and forms a new industry body

AT&T Makes CDN Play
News Analysis | 6/24/2008

Goes after Akamai and Limelight with new content delivery and digital media solutions, names partners

Broadcom: Guilty Plea
Craig's A-List | 6/24/2008

No, not from Henry Nicholas

AT&T, Microsoft Electrify Healthcare
News Analysis | 6/23/2008

AT&T, Microsoft, and Covisint are teaming to deliver a nationwide e-health service that will move paper medical records online

Lumera Soars on Telcordia Results
News Analysis | 6/23/2008

The struggling optical company shows signs of life after its modulator passes Telcordia muster

Italians Strike NGN Ducts Deal
News Analysis | 6/23/2008

Telecom Italia and FastWeb claim a 'first' with their plan to share the passive infrastructure parts of their next-generation networks

'Whoop-de-doo'
Contentinople | 6/23/2008

Veoh founder Dmitry Shapiro talks trash about Hulu, while Veoh inks a deal with ABC

Nokia Is Going Plazes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2008

And it's going where only its carrier customers used to tread

FCC Orders Verizon to Dial Back Win Back Tactics
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/23/2008

A majority of FCC Commissioners vote to uphold a complaint by three cable MSOs that Verizon used illegal tactics to retain phone customers

Android Slowing Down?
Jonestown | 6/23/2008

Maybe not, as devices are still due later this year, according to the search giant

Make Video, Not War
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/23/2008

Do telco TV and Internet video really have to be at odds?

CableCARD Update IV
The Bauminator | 6/23/2008

The market for modules in one-way devices remains stagnant while the footprint of 'operator-supplied' CableCARDs continues to grow

Foundry LAGs Ahead
Craig's A-List | 6/23/2008

A big number that seems worth noting

Comcast Goes for WiMax Femtocells
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/23/2008

Comcast reveals intention to deploy WiMax femtocells as part of its participation in the new Clearwire consortium

Comcast Media Center Making MPEG-4 Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/23/2008

CMC says it will distribute VOD fare in the more efficient format after it finalizes a new deal with SES Americom

Jim Hansen, SVP, Network Services, Embarq Corp.
LRTV Interviews | 6/23/2008

Jim Hansen, SVP, Network Services for Embarq, says IPTV’s economics don’t always make sense and he talks about how Embarq plans to fend off competition from WiMax services.

Randy Nicklas, CTO, XO Communications
LRTV Interviews | 6/23/2008

XO’s CTO Randy Nicklas discusses the demand for 100 Gbit/s services and elaborates on why one single, big backbone pipe may not yet be as smart a buy as several smaller bandwidth connections.

Team Players
LRTV Documentaries | 6/23/2008

Executives from Ericsson AB discuss the company’s acquisitions and how they fit into a larger goal of helping operators build great video services.

Hitachi Rolls Out RFoG Gear
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/23/2008

Vendor enters the 'RF over Glass' mix as cable operators look to deploy FTTP systems in spot situations

PicoChip Unveils Low-Cost Femto Chip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2008

Chipmaker unveils new range of optimized, integrated femtocell chips that will dramatically cut the cost of the home base station devices

NXTcomm: Top 5 Ethernet Trends
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/23/2008

This year's NXTcomm was sporting an Ethernet look, with deployments, backhaul, management, and PBT leading the discussions

NXTcomm 2008, Part II
Slide Shows | 6/23/2008

More digital delights from last week's show in Las Vegas

The Yahoo Shuffle
Contentinople | 6/20/2008

Will the company's realignment really make a difference?

Cox Flirts With Fiber
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2008

Industry sources say RFI seeks a wide range of FTTP options, including 'RF over Glass' and cable-friendly PON schemes

The CEA Strikes Back
The Bauminator | 6/20/2008

Org opposes a three-year waiver request sought by Evolution Broadband for a simple digital terminal adapter (DTA)

IPTV’s Economics
LRTV Documentaries | 6/20/2008

Executives from Ericsson, Telus, and others weigh in on the economics of IPTV. Are transport savings enough to justify an all IP experience? And once we have an all IP network, then what?

TV in the USA
LRTV Documentaries | 6/20/2008

Heavy Reading analyst Sterling Perrin discusses the US market for telco TV and talks about the advantages cable has over telcos, and vice versa, as all are trying to penetrate and dominate the market for consumer video services

NXTcomm 2008
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/20/2008

NXTcomm 2008 is history and the show’s executive director explains what the show tried to accomplish – and several attendees weighed in with their thoughts as well

Slide Show: CommunicAsia 2008
Slide Shows | 6/20/2008

Visual splendors from the CommunicAsia 2008 show in Singapore

Adtran Looks Overseas
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/20/2008

With its new VDSL2-capable Total Access 1100, Adtran is looking to market more heavily overseas where the technology is widely used

Microsoft at Home
Craig's A-List | 6/20/2008

IPTV next steps, real and imagined

WAN Speed Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2008

Cellular carriers are talking big numbers from wireless broadband as data becomes more important for revenues

It's a Dry Heat
Raynman | 6/20/2008

Please stop saying that

IPTV Roundup: What's With NSN?
News Analysis | 6/20/2008

Nokia Siemens CEO clams up on IPTV, Alcatel-Lucent pumps up its renamed video server, and Amino faces acid test

Survey: 91% of Japanese Won't Buy 3G iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2008

Seventy-seven percent of respondents in survey from iSHARE say they prefer a phone with a removable battery

Telcos: Climb Aboard the Tru2way Train
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2008

At NXTcomm, CableLabs president and CEO encourages telcos to cooperate with cable and adopt the 'open' tru2way platform

Could a Smartphone Solve the Notebook Security Problem?
LR Mobile Column | 6/20/2008

Maybe instead of looking at them as a new problem, we should consider smartphones as a potential security solution

NXTcomm 2008, Part I
Slide Shows | 6/20/2008

Feast your eyes on our Las Vegas leftovers from NXTcomm 2008

Cox Defends Net Management
The Bauminator | 6/20/2008

MSO tells FCC officials it must manage P2P services, but adds that it continues to 'seek even better ways to manage our network'

MLB.com CEO: 10M Streams in 2 Years
News Analysis | 6/20/2008

MLB could use a strong telco partner as it looks to upgrade its streaming media capability in the next few years

CommunicAsia 2008
LRTV Interviews | 6/20/2008

IP video services are still in the early stages of development in Singapore, but the government there has put into place some measures to provide fiber access to its residents - a move that will encourage development of wireline and wireless networks alike, as well as a boom in consumer video services. At CommunicAsia 2008, our International Editor Ray Le Maistre tapped into the excitement surrounding IPTV, while still notching out a little time for some virtual golf and a spin around the track

ECI’s President and CEO, Rafi Maor
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/20/2008

ECI’s president and CEO Rafi Maor explains how carriers can provide scalable services and why managed services is a tempting business for vendors

AT&T's iPhone Trick
The Philter | 6/20/2008

The U-verse team in Atlanta explores some 'what-ifs'

Prepare for Sonus Scrap
EuroBlog | 6/20/2008

Major Sonus shareholder takes on the board

Bengt Hellstrom, Director Business Development APAC, Net Insight
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2008

Net Insight's video transport solutions are well known in the broadcast world. But as Bergt Hellstrom tells LRTV, increasingly it is telco service providers who are now talking to him as IPTV ramps up in Asia

Roger Chen, Head of Multimedia, Far EasTone
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2008

Taiwan's Far EasTone Telecommunications Co. Ltd. is keen to engage and learn from other carriers as it embarks on its video services strategy. The carrier's VP of business development and multimedia services, Roger Chen, says Far EasTone is about to embark on an initial test of IPTV services, with some receiving the trial service across a DSL line and others over a WiMax connection

Neil Montefiore, CEO, MobileOne
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2008

Singapore operator MobileOne Ltd. (M1) is looking forward to being part of the island's iN2015 initiative to hook up every home with fiber, a move that will help the 3G service provider break into the fixed services world. M1's CEO Neil Montefiore’s excited about becoming part of Singapore's new breed of ServCo as M1 moves from its mobile services base into the fixed line world. There, the planned 1 Gbit/s of access capacity per household will enable a whole raft of services, su

You're Lying About HD!
Contentinople | 6/19/2008

Contentinople checks out 'eMerging' medium, quotes loudmouthed Yahoo exec who says online HD is a sham

Ex-Nortel Execs Charged With Fraud
News Analysis | 6/19/2008

Remember Frank Dunn? He and two others are facing criminal charges going back to Nortel's restatements of 2003

GPON Gets a 10G Look
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2008

Ericsson has upped the GPON ante by showing off a 10 Gbit/s version of the technology

Sprint: More on B'More
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2008

Baltimore is first with mobile WiMax because the operator wants more information on data usage for the new network

India Adds 8.6M Mobile Subs in May
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2008

India's operators signed up 8.61M new mobile subscribers in May, for a total subscriber base of 272.71M

Hanaro Makes Modular Moves
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2008

Korean operator is using 'universal' edge QAMs from Harmonic to power the downstream component of a new modular CMTS architecture

DTV Transition Could Catalyze Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2008

Cable could get a 'once-in-a-generation' subscriber boost when the digital TV switch gets thrown

LRTV Interview: BT's Maria Pardee
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/19/2008

The managing director of BT's integration group talks up next-gen video and the changes hitting Web 2.0

Ken Hertzler, Director, NEC Corp. of America
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/19/2008

Ken Hertzler, Director, NEC Corp. of America says virtualizing the data center can save CPU cycles, power, and money.

Interactive Content
LRTV Documentaries | 6/19/2008

Top execs from Ericsson AB and Hitachi Telecom (USA) Inc. discuss several aspects of interactive content’s standout qualities and what it means to carrier networks.

Greg Calhoun, VP, US Communications Area, Sun Microsystems
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/19/2008

Sun Microsystems’s Greg Calhoun talks about how his company can help service providers be more energy efficient

Telepresence
LRTV Documentaries | 6/19/2008

Top execs from Ericsson and BT talk about the definition and possibilities of telepresence

Naoki Satomi, VP, NEC Corp. of America
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/19/2008

NEC’s Naoki Satomi discusses IMS and its challenges

Yoshichika Iida, SVP, NEC Corp. of America
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/19/2008

NEC’s Yoshichika Iida talks about the future of optical networking

CommunicAsia: APAC's TV Times
News Analysis | 6/19/2008

IPTV is already well established in Asia/Pacific, but this week's CommunicAsia event has shown there's room for plenty more growth

AT&T Breaking DISHes
BroadBananas | 6/19/2008

Analyst: SEC filing indicates Dish and AT&T are closer to a divorce than a merger made in video heaven

Cashing In
Monkey Bidness | 6/19/2008

And about time!

Infinera's Numbers
Craig's A-List | 6/19/2008

Can't blame Level 3 for this

Jan Wareby, Head of Business Unit Multimedia, Ericsson
LRTV Interviews | 6/19/2008

There's no holding back Ericsson's Jan Wareby when it comes to the new multimedia opportunities enabled by today's networks. Across both the fixed and mobile worlds, and not least when it comes to TV and video services, Asia is at very the heart of the latest developments

Radware’s VP of Advanced Services, David Aviv
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/19/2008

Radware’s David Aviv explains the role of application delivery controllers in the next-generation data center.

ECI’s Laura Howard
LRTV NXTcomm | 6/19/2008

ECI’s chief marketing officer, Laura Howard, explains the effect convergence is having on carrier networks and how systems vendors can do more to go green

Tier 1 M&A Update
EuroBlog | 6/19/2008

Decision time for FT, Telefónica, and VOD

RadioFrame Slams Kineto Claims
Wireless Bits | 6/19/2008

Femtocell vendors have their say

Sun Opens Up
Craig's A-List | 6/18/2008

Scott McNealy just loves the iPhone

B'More Will Be First With Sprint WiMax
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2008

Sprint CEO Hesse tells NXTcomm that its Baltimore mobile WiMax network will be the first market to go commercial in September

AlcaLu Expands at BT
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2008

Ethernet services and the decision to put off PBT are helping Alcatel boost its 21CN presence substantially

Microsoft Pushes Advanced Ad Needle
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/18/2008

Microsoft snaps up Navic Networks as it looks to paddle alongside that big, cross-MSO advanced advertising initiative

Microsoft Set to Paddle?
Contentinople | 6/18/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Verizon Shows Its Hand
The Bauminator | 6/18/2008

Verizon showed what it's playing at this week's NXTComm confab, but will cable do the same next week in Philly at the Cable-Tec Expo?

Fujitsu Confirms Verizon Packet Optical Win
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2008

As expected, the Flashwave 9500 has won the bid to join Tellabs in Verizon's FiOS backbone

Mining the Wisdom of Wireless Crowds
LR Mobile Column | 6/18/2008

Groups of cellphone users can collaboratively monitor a variety of things and make the data available on the Internet

Amsterdam Gets Citywide WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2008

Worldmax launches mobile WiMax in Amsterdam as the wireless broadband industry gathers here at the WiMAX Forum Global Congress

Dead Man Running
Monkey Bidness | 6/18/2008

Transylvania politics

Microsoft Nabs Navic
The Bauminator | 6/18/2008

Deal gives Microsoft a place at the table as cable industry embarks on major advanced advertising initiative

Demarc Goes 10-Gig
Craig's A-List | 6/18/2008

Like you didn't see that coming

Cox Takes a Gulp of SIP
The Bauminator | 6/18/2008

Another first for the MSO's business services division

IPTV in Asia
LRTV Interviews | 6/18/2008

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan reveals his findings after researching the IPTV market in Asia, And when it comes to video in Asia, carriers there are more focused on offering video services over mobile devices than their western counterparts.

Maria Pardee, Managing Director, Global Integration, BT Group
LRTV Interviews | 6/18/2008

BT's Maria Pardee says there's a new network required for the new ways that people are communicating. The future, for network operators, is all about adding value to the network

Verizon Takes 50-Mbit/s FiOS to the Masses
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/18/2008

Verizon plans to make its top 50-Mbit/s FiOS offering available throughout its entire FTTH footprint

AlcaLu Bangs Its Drum
EuroBlog | 6/18/2008

Excitement over China and UK deals

BT’s Green Butterfingers
EuroBlog | 6/18/2008

BT fumbles award, and gets even greener

Huawei Pumps Up Its APAC Biz
News Analysis | 6/18/2008

Giant vendor predicts 56% growth in its non-domestic Asia/Pacific business in 2008, and a 44% global growth rate

NSN Flattens 3G Network Design
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2008

Nokia Siemens touts a 4G-like approach to 3G networks with a flat radio access network product

Digital Media Cashes In
Contentinople | 6/17/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

TWC Prices $5B Debt Offer
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/17/2008

MSO says part of proceeds will be used to finance a big, one-time cash dividend to MSO stockholders

Dennis Huber, SVP, Strategy, Embarq
LRTV Interviews | 6/17/2008

How do broadband providers continue to make a business selling connections when speeds are going up, and prices are constantly falling? We asked Embarq's SVP of strategy, Dennis Huber, and he fills us in on how value is added to broadband and what the next wave of video services will include.

Singapore Unveils Digital Hub Vision
News Analysis | 6/17/2008

At CommunicAsia, Singapore's Infocomm authority sets sights on turning island state into 'a digital media and entertainment capital'

US/EU: Fewer Lines, Ample Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/17/2008

Demand for both fixed and wireless lines may be flat in North America and Europe, but lines aren't everything

AT&T CEO's Keynote Looks Back
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/17/2008

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson kicks off NXTcomm talking about railroads and Walkmen

AlcaLu Gets Motivated
News Analysis | 6/17/2008

Alcatel-Lucent snaps up remote broadband subscriber management specialist Motive for nearly $68 million

Tellabs Lays Out WDM-PON Plan
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/17/2008

Tellabs is ready to test the WDM-PON waters as part of the three-year Sardana trial in Europe

Infinera Wins DT, Loses the Day
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/17/2008

Lowered forecasts sock Infinera's stock, but the company can turn to its first Tier 1 announcement for comfort

Infinera in at DT
EuroBlog | 6/16/2008

Optical vendor lands Euro Tier 1 deal

YuMe Gets MS Deal
Contentinople | 6/16/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Arris Makes 'Fair' Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/16/2008

Vendor quietly becomes the latest to enter the market with a 'protocol agnostic' system

Optical Networking
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2008

Executives from Mintera, NEC, and Verizon talk about some of the latest developments in optical systems deployments – and how the market as a whole is holding up

Onewei, Twowei
Craig's A-List | 6/16/2008

Redback's video crew skedaddles in Seattle

Cisco: Video Will Be Half of IP Traffic by 2012
News Analysis | 6/16/2008

Total IP traffic will reach half a zettabyte that year, according to the Cisco report

Satellite Radio: Dead Companies Walking
Column | 6/16/2008

How mobile WiMax and LTE will spell the beginning of the end for satellite radio

Usage-Based Pricing
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2008

<i>Light Reading</i> editor Phil Harvey and <i>Unstrung</i> site editor Dan Jones discuss the possibility of usage-based pricing for broadband services with LRTV host Fritz Nelson

Cisco Gets a CESR Wakeup Call
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/16/2008

Cisco's still king in the carrier Ethernet switch/router sector, but competitors are starting to chip away at its lead

Intel Goes Solar
Craig's A-List | 6/16/2008

Solar goes from Intel

Digital Natives
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2008

Executives from Ericsson define and discuss the phenomena known as Digital Natives.

Reliance Family Feud Messes With MTN Merger
News Analysis | 6/16/2008

It's brother against brother in a fight to merge Reliance Communications and African mobile operator MTN

Encoding Infrastructure
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2008

More content, less bandwidth

Cortina Goes Home
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/16/2008

Chip company's latest buy brings it all the way down the wire and into the home network

Verizon Extends FiOS to SMBs
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/16/2008

Office buildings will get to subscribe to FiOS, too, as part of a footprint expansion Verizon announced today

LRTV Interview: CableLabs' Dr. Richard Green
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/16/2008

CableLabs president and CEO sizes up tru2way and DCR+, gives a Wideband status report, and discusses the similarities between Docsis and WiMax

10 Reasons to Keep Your Old iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2008

Don't be a slave to techno-fashion – ignore the 3G hordes and keep your old iPhone

Satellite Radio: Dead Companies Walking
LR Mobile Column | 6/16/2008

How mobile WiMax and LTE will spell the beginning of the end for satellite radio

€1 T-Mobile iPhone
Wireless Bits | 6/16/2008

But there's a catch

Microsoft's IPTV Friends
Craig's A-List | 6/16/2008

Ganging up on the 'ecosystem' thing

PAYG iPhone Pricing
Wireless Bits | 6/16/2008

Italians price the pre-pay 3G iPhone

Leading Lights 2008
The Philter | 6/13/2008

The call for entries is coming soon

What's Coming at NXTcomm
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/13/2008

Some of the most interesting optical developments to expect at NXTcomm

La, La, La
Jonestown | 6/13/2008

I'm not listening anymore

India May Crack BlackBerry Encryption
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2008

RIM has been resisting pressure from Indian security officials who are demanding a way around its encryption

Pearl Jam Rocks Its CDN
Contentinople | 6/13/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

RIP Tim Russert
Raynman | 6/13/2008

Sunday mornings will never be the same

Chipping Away at 100-Gig
Craig's A-List | 6/13/2008

A walk on the electronics side

The Friday (the 13th) Five
The Bauminator | 6/13/2008

Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week... some scarier than others

NXTcomm Preview: GPON & WDM-PON
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/13/2008

GPON will be on full display again at NXTcomm 2008. But this year WDM-PON is starting to be part of the conversation as well

UAE Leads Mideast Telco Connectivity
News Analysis | 6/13/2008

United Arab Emirates leads 19 Arab nations in telecom connectivity, according to Arab Advisors Group

LRTV Interview: Cox's James Kelso
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2008

MSO's VP of video engineering talks tru2way, bandwidth management, and the state of cable competition

BBT: Tru2way? No Problem
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2008

That other MSO-led downloadable conditional access system venture says its platform will have no trouble supporting tru2way

Huawei Rivals AlcaLu for DSL Crown
News Analysis | 6/13/2008

Research reports show Huawei ahead of Alcatel-Lucent in DSL port shipments in Q1 2008

Reding Back on Attack
EuroBlog | 6/13/2008

EU regulator back on the mobile data warpath

Tiger Thursday
Contentinople | 6/12/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Yahoo Ends Talks With MSFT, Turns to Google
News Analysis | 6/12/2008

Yahoo broke off all talks with Microsoft regarding a deal or alliance and now is reportedly closing in on a search deal with Google

Clearwire's Long Game
Jonestown | 6/12/2008

$17.5B... in nine years' time. Hmmmmmm

Sonus Looks East
EuroBlog | 6/12/2008

VOIP vendor has its eyes on rubles and renminbi

Comcast Gooses the Upstream
The Bauminator | 6/12/2008

For some customers, the upgrade is just a modem powercycle away...

Clearwire: We're Ready for Primetime
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2008

WiMax operator aggressively talks up spectrum and speed advantages over more established rivals such as AT&T and Verizon

Revealed: The Tru2way MOU
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/12/2008

Comcast regulatory filing details the tru2way accord, outlining deployment commitments for July 2009 and a potential get-out clause

Tellabs Sues Fujitsu for Patent Infringement
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/12/2008

Tellabs has filed a lawsuit of its own against Fujitsu alleging that its FLASHWAVE product line infringes upon a WDM-related patent

Delinquents
BroadBananas | 6/12/2008

A word to the wise: Pay your cable bill on time during this economic downturn

James Kelso, VP of Video Engineering, Cox Communications
LRTV Interviews | 6/12/2008

Speed is the creed

100-Gig Demo
Craig's A-List | 6/12/2008

Dot your I's and cross your X's

Tellabs Boss Favors Tiered Internet
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/12/2008

Tellabs CEO and TIA Chairman Rob Pullen wants 'market dynamics and capitalism' to prevail in the Internet services sector

Clearwire Talks Tomorrow
Jonestown | 6/11/2008

Chewing the fat on the 'new' Clearwire

AlcaLu's Giere Gone From CMO Post
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/11/2008

Alcatel-Lucent has swapped out its chief marketing officer

Tony Li Leaps to Redback
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/11/2008

He's left Cisco twice before for startups, but this time it's Ericsson that lands the router guru

Nortel Flunks WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2008

Nortel ends its own WiMax access development and turns to new partner Alvarion to shore up its 4G story UPDATED 10:45 AM

Nortel Wins PBB Deal With Verizon
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/11/2008

Verizon will address scalability issues with VPLS in its metro Ethernet networks using Nortel's PBB technology platform

Tru2way Troubles?
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2008

Report claims Panasonic TV set failed the tru2way test, but CableLabs says CE firm has 'ample time' to hit scheduled product rollout

iPhone Goes Pay as You Go
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2008

The new 3G iPhone will be available on top-up contracts as part of Apple's new strategy to boost consumer take-up of the device

Pole Position
The Philter | 6/11/2008

We've spotted VRADs on poles? Check out the pictures

Getting Smart on Docsis 3.0?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/11/2008

Has the cable industry lowered the cone of silence over Docsis 3.0?

YaWho?
Contentinople | 6/11/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Salira EPON System Talks Docsis
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2008

Vendor claims new 'DePON' system can ramp up capacity and coexist with cable's Docsis infrastructure and operating systems

Telus Follow-up
The Philter | 6/11/2008

Not that GSM technology. The other one

Another African IPO
EuroBlog | 6/11/2008

If it's good enough for Safaricom...

Cisco Digs Denmark's DiviTech
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2008

Cisco's purchase of Denmark-based firm should put more bloom on the tech giant's ROSA network management system

Giancarlo Steps in at Avaya
EuroBlog | 6/11/2008

Former Cisco star Charles Giancarlo takes the helm at Avaya

Sarin's Bumper Bonus
Wireless Bits | 6/11/2008

Outgoing Vodafone CEO gets $50M send-off

NSN Sells Optical Unit
News Analysis | 6/11/2008

Nokia Siemens Networks continues its streamlining process with the sale of a niche enterprise optical equipment division

Telus CTO: 2G GSM's a No-Go
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/10/2008

The iPhone's hot, but not enough to make a big Canadian telco change networks UPDATED 6/11 1:20 PM

Xelerated Takes On Broadcom, Marvell
News Analysis | 6/10/2008

An switch chip moves the network processor startup into a battle against the kingpins of Ethernet

CDNs Get Nostalgic
Contentinople | 6/10/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

WiMax Folks: Open Your Eyes
BelkBlog | 6/10/2008

See the world as it is, not as you pretend it to be

Danon's Back in the French Fray
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2008

Former BT executive Pierre Danon is back at the service provider front line as CEO of deux French operators

Found: One Cat
Jonestown | 6/10/2008

'Seems standoffish'

Verklin Picked as Cable's Canoe Captain
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2008

Ad man takes helm of Canoe Ventures LLC, the advanced ad initiative backed by six major US cable operators

Loaves & Fishes Vindaloo
Monkey Bidness | 6/10/2008

Cheap stairway to heaven

Does the US (or EU) Matter Anymore?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/10/2008

Telecom's center of gravity has shifted from the US and Europe to Asia and the developing world, and it's not coming back

Reding's Plans Rebuffed
EuroBlog | 6/10/2008

No super regulator for Europe

Google Lunch
Raynman | 6/10/2008

How to get fat

'Everything's Great!'
The Bauminator | 6/10/2008

Or: Headlines you probably won't be reading after the DTV transition

World Wide What?
Red Panda | 6/10/2008

John McCain wants to know if you've heard of this Internet thing

AT&T’s iPhone Pain
Wireless Bits | 6/10/2008

iPhone subsidies will hurt earnings to start

Apple's 3G iPhone Tease
LR Mobile Column | 6/10/2008

InformationWeek analyzes the iPhone 3G announcement and the two big surprises therein

France Is Favorite for Femto First
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2008

Already renowned for its fine wine and smelly cheese, France is set to add to its fame by being the first market to deploy 3G femtocells

'Project Canoe' Ready to Row Forward?
The Bauminator | 6/10/2008

Report says June 10 will mark the formal coming out party for that big, cross-MSO advanced advertising initiative

More Snooping Scandal
EuroBlog | 6/10/2008

Nokia is the latest vendor in the snooping spotlight

Euro M&A Gossip
EuroBlog | 6/10/2008

Europe's awash with acquisition speculation

IPO Success in Africa
EuroBlog | 6/10/2008

Safaricom rises on its first day of trading

Ofcom Delays 2.6GHz Auction
Wireless Bits | 6/10/2008

Ofcom delays one auction, plans another

Startup Tackles 4G Backhaul Bottleneck
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2008

Startup unveils WiMax base station chip that combines backhaul capabilities and announces plans for an LTE product

Qwest CEO Says Cost Cutting Will Continue
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/9/2008

CEO Ed Mueller said that Qwest will be on the low end of its 2008 guidance and that substantial revenue growth won't come anytime soon

Redback Targets AlcaLu – Again!
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/9/2008

With AlcaLu's 7450 box firmly in its sights, Redback is gunning for some carrier Ethernet market share with a new line of switches

NXTcomm Preview: Ethernet & 8-Tbit/s
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/9/2008

Not at the same time, of course... Infinera, RAD, and Gridpoint lead the first wave of early NXTcomm announcements

More Firms Go the Way of Tru2way
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/9/2008

Five consumer electronics firms, all with products developed or on the way, have joined the tru2way camp

M&A Speculation Swirls Spice, Telkom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2008

Speculation about Spice Telecom in India and South Africa’s Telkom SA is hitting the headlines this week

Rogers Takes Internet Meter to the Masses
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/9/2008

Canadian operator's 'additional use' policy and communications plan may serve as a blueprint for other MSOs

The Kids Love YouTube
Contentinople | 6/9/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

3G iPhone Is Loose
Jonestown | 6/9/2008

It's heeeeeere!!!

Ethernet Smarts
Craig's A-List | 6/9/2008

Earning the 2.0 tag

IMS: As Seen on TV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/9/2008

Vendors are now pushing IMS as a key enabler for IPTV, but is the technology really ready for prime time?

Docsis 3.0 Gear Tracker II
The Bauminator | 6/9/2008

E-MTAs from Arris and Motorola get Docsis 3.0 and PacketCable 1.5 stamps from CableLabs following Wave 59 UPDATED 6/9 12:15 PM

Iliad Closes In on $1.3B Acquisition
News Analysis | 6/9/2008

Iliad is in exclusive talks to buy Telecom Italia's French operations in a deal valued at €800 million ($1.27B)

Monkey of Bidness Administration
Monkey Bidness | 6/9/2008

Please do not feed the chairman

Mapping the iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2008

Plotting the 70 countries that should have the iPhone by the end of this year as the world waits for Apple's 3G move

Belden Snaps Up Trapeze
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2008

Wire-and-cable firm Belden shells out $133M for wireless LAN switch vendor Trapeze

Henry Nicholas's Undoing
Craig's A-List | 6/7/2008

When too much is too much

Trapeze Acquired
The Philter | 6/6/2008

WLAN box maker gets bought. But did they make any money?

iPhone II: Touching 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2008

I scream, you scream, we all scream for iPhone!

Turin Turns Up the Volume
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2008

The CEO talks of Tier 1 targets and a big revenue ramp during the next couple of years

Was Telco TV a Huge Mistake?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/6/2008

With online video viewership exploding, is it possible that telcos shouldn't have got into the TV business in the first place?

VCs: Market Is Over-Funded
Contentinople | 6/6/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Badge Badgering
The Philter | 6/6/2008

Time to ban the badge wallets

Steampunk Laptop
Jonestown | 6/6/2008

Does that make gaslight post-punk?

Subscribers per kW?
EuroBlog | 6/6/2008

Green creep is throwing up some alternative RFIs

Telstra CEO: Survival of the Bravest
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2008

Sol Trujillo says carriers have to be brave and place some major bets if they're to survive

LA Story
The Bauminator | 6/6/2008

Time Warner Cable's latest chapter as Los Angeles's primary cable caregiver not a happy one

Cisco, Moto Take Control of DCAS
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2008

Motorola, Cisco, and NDS take control of a downloadable conditional access (DCAS) project originally helmed by an MSO-backed venture

Cedar Point Dials Back
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/5/2008

The VOIP vendor has laid off some staff as it looks for outside partners to help fuel growth

Former Broadcom CEO Surrenders
News Analysis | 6/5/2008

Henry Nicholas surrendered to authorities today after being indicted for drug possession and stock-options backdating

Obama Owes It to Web 2.0
Contentinople | 6/5/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

T Italia Wields Axe
EuroBlog | 6/5/2008

New owners, new structure, and 5,000 new layoffs

Telco & Cable Execs Wary of IP Video
News Analysis | 6/5/2008

Verizon, Comcast, and MTV examine the threats of pervasive content distribution at Advertising 2.0

IPTV Startup Bags $18M
EuroBlog | 6/5/2008

Newbridge founder and TV broadcaster back IInuk NetworksPTV startup

Wales Watching
Monkey Bidness | 6/5/2008

Pubwatch – better than Neighborhood Watch

Vodafone Confirms $28.1B Alltel Takeover
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/5/2008

Brit co-owner confirms Verizon Wireless takeover of Alltel UPDATED 5:35 PM

TeliaSonera Rejects FT's $42B Bid
News Analysis | 6/5/2008

Scandinavian powerhouse says France Telecom's $41.75B takeover offer undervalues the company

Ciena Stays Strong in Q2
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2008

But investors find a way to worry, citing its WWP acquisition as a possible drag on this year's earnings

Fixin' Alltel's 4G Hash
Jonestown | 6/5/2008

Is Verizon how Alltel gets to the 4G party?

LRTV Interview: Comcast's Tony Werner
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/5/2008

Comcast's CTO discusses WiMax, tru2way, Docsis 3.0, the road to 'all-digital' and that 'protocol agnostic' project

Why IP When You Need TV?
NXTcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2008

To IP or not to IP? That is the question facing carriers as they ponder the advantages of all-IP networks

Spamageddon
Monkey Bidness | 6/4/2008

Holy Schadenfreude!

Verizon Mum on Alltel Takeover Rumor
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2008

Report suggests Verizon Wireless might buy up Alltel for $27B, only months after Alltel agreed to a private equity buyout

Orange Guns UK 3G
Wireless Bits | 6/4/2008

New strategy accelerates 3G network upgrade

Comcast Ready to Test New Traffic Cop
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2008

Comcast says it's ready to take its new 'protocol agnostic' system out of the lab and see how it behaves in the real world

Targeted Ads Are It
Contentinople | 6/4/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Nokia Siemens CEO Slams 'Silly Pricing'
News Analysis | 6/4/2008

The 'silly pricing' in the emerging markets is shifting away from infrastructure deals to managed services deals, says Beresford-Wylie

Is Optical Outsourcing 'Out'?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/4/2008

While most of the optical industry has been outsourcing, a handful of suppliers have taken the innovation edge by 'insourcing'

El iPhone in Brief
Wireless Bits | 6/4/2008

Telefónica, iPhone, Spain

Russia's VimpelCom Doubles Q1 Profits
News Analysis | 6/4/2008

Russian operator reports 117% jump in profit following acquisition of Golden Telecom, and buys remaining 49% stake in Corbina Telecom

Memorandum of Understanding
The Bauminator | 6/4/2008

It's likely you don't live in Comcast's first two 'protocol agnostic' test towns, so here's what the MSO is telling cable modem subs there

3GPP Picks Femtocell Standard
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2008

Femtocell standardization nears reality as 3GPP decides on an architecture and starts work on a new standard interface

Why Carl Icahn's So Mad
Column | 6/4/2008

A WSJ article indicates Icahn wants the Yahoo CEO fired, perhaps driven by compensation issues

Tiscali Takeover Looms
EuroBlog | 6/4/2008

Vodafone now favorite to buy Euro triple-player

Super Mike
The Philter | 6/4/2008

Nortel's optimistic from the top down

A Cable 'Express Lane'?
The Bauminator | 6/4/2008

Insight CEO notes a 'threat of regulation' is one barrier preventing MSOs from striking premium broadband deals with content owners

What Mobile Web?
LR Mobile Column | 6/4/2008

We'll need faster networks, greater processing power, and more memory and storage before we have a true mobile Web

EXFO Building IPTV With Brix
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/4/2008

EXFO's recent acquisition of Brix Networks may give EXFO a critical early-mover advantage in testing IPTV video-stream quality

Ten Things We Hate About Mobile Video
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2008

Why the small screen can be a big pain

Selling Fusion
Contentinople | 6/3/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Think Globally, Act Locally
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/3/2008

The Verizon Business/Swisscom alliance provides a good example of how to tackle some next-generation service dilemmas

Nokia Siemens Gets Ruthless on R&D Focus
News Analysis | 6/3/2008

NSN's big cheese says the vendor's ongoing product portfolio review will be driven by potential and profitability – so PBT is out!

TWC Tees Up Metered Internet Trial
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/3/2008

Pilot with new Internet subs in Texas could signal a shift away from all-you-can-eat billing models

Comcast Getting 'Protocol Agnostic'
The Bauminator | 6/3/2008

But is it coming to a market near you?

Bell Canada Deal Gets Breathing Room
News Analysis | 6/3/2008

The Supreme Court of Canada will hold an expedited session to hear BCE's appeal of its blocked privatization deal

Starz Aligns on MPEG-4
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/3/2008

Premium programmer is migrating the bulk of its HD networks to MPEG-4, with Motorola cast in the role of transcoder extraordinaire

Red Moon Rising
Red Panda | 6/3/2008

No full moon tonight over Holland

Global Ethernet Services Directory
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/3/2008

The Metro Ethernet Forum has completed the first phase of its groundbreaking Global Ethernet Services Directory project

Pringles of Death
Monkey Bidness | 6/3/2008

Eternal shelf life

Rouanne Has Ericsson in His Sights
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2008

Nokia Siemens Networks's new head of radio access Marc Rouanne aims to unseat Ericsson as the top dog in the radio access equipment space

Intercepted Job Search
BroadBananas | 6/3/2008

Comcast seeks 'intercept engineering' expert. The blogosphere shudders

Verizon Also Shunning PBT
News Analysis | 6/3/2008

A shrug-off from Verizon, in the wake of BT's reported rethinking of PBT, puts another question mark over the technology's future

Analyst: PBT’s Not Dead Yet
News Analysis | 6/2/2008

BT decision to dump PBT in favor of MPLS is a blow to the emerging carrier Ethernet technology, but not a killer blow, says one analyst

Spike Beefs Up
Contentinople | 6/2/2008

Today's news from Contentinople

Super-Saturated Cellular?
BelkBlog | 6/2/2008

Why 110% mobile penetration is BS, and 300% is real

Dialing for Deals?
The Bauminator | 6/2/2008

Is it just me, or does the new Cedar Point CEO have gobs of M&A experience?

Carrier Scorecard: Orange
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2008

Orange earns an A- on its latest scorecard thanks to impressive data services growth and a financial turnaround in its Western European markets

Tracking the Ethernet Access Comet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/2/2008

Operators are deploying new Ethernet access solutions to help control costs and facilitate the creation of new revenue-generating services

Mixed Signals Checks SDV's Heartbeat
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/2/2008

By monitoring everything at the edge, the vendor claims operators can keep close tabs on the health of switched video and VOD services

India's Unitech Gears Up for Telecom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2008

Indian real estate firm and telecom license holder Unitech has started the process of setting up its new mobile operator

Zayo Buys More Bandwidth
News Analysis | 6/2/2008

Zayo has acquired the assets of Northwest Telephone, mostly IRUs which allow it to offer more point-to-point connections

Telkom SA Fields Another Takeover Bid
News Analysis | 6/2/2008

South African incumbent is in talks for a takeover by an investment consortium while selling a stake in Vodacom to Vodafone

Picking Up the Pace (DTA)
The Bauminator | 6/2/2008

Box vendor all but confirms it has scored a DTA deal with Comcast

China Begins $70B Carrier Revamp
News Analysis | 6/2/2008

Asset swaps and acquisitions worth more than $70B have begun in China, where the carriers are forming three giant operators

Intel Targets Smartphone
Wireless Bits | 6/2/2008

Intel says it’s ready to re-enter the mobile handset market

Nokia Says Buongiorno
Wireless Bits | 6/2/2008

Nokia partners for content, says report

HOME
Sign In
SEARCH
CLOSE
MORE
CLOSE