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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

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