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The Linux Option
Nearpoints | 1/31/2007

And it may be a popular one at that

Time Warner Perks Up
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Subscribership grew across the board for Time Warner Cable in Q4

Reliance Boasts Profit Growth
News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Indian mobile carrier Reliance beats analysts' expectations with a 198% increase in third-quarter net income

Telco Video: A Sporting Chance
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/31/2007

After more than a decade of posturing and dabbling, the telcos have finally gotten serious about delivering video entertainment.

Sybase: 25B Mobile Messages in '06
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Interoperator carrier doubles SMS and MMS delivery from 2005

The Wrath of Icahn
The Martin Chronicles | 1/31/2007

Billionaire might force a Moto showdown

Crunch Time for Newport
News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Session border controller vendor is losing key executives, is nearly out of cash, and still doesn't have the big win it craves

Tekelec Switching Faces Gallows
News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Analyst downgrades Tekelec on fears the company will close its switching business in the absence of a buyer

Cox Bundles Up
Cable Guy | 1/31/2007

Cox boasts that it ended 2006 with 3.4 million customers

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/31/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Vodafone Tops 200M, Talks M&A
News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Mobile giant now has more than 200 million subscribers, but says it won't overpay for India's Hutchison Essar to add to its base

Moto Promises WiMax Phones in '08
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2007

No. 2 handset vendor works with TI for devices to coincide with Sprint's WiMax launch

Juniper Talks Up 2007
News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Q4 comes in on the money, although future growth will come with increased expenses

AT&T Vendors Sing Merger Blues
News Analysis | 1/31/2007

Tellabs and Adtran blame the AT&T merger for poor Q4 numbers, but could the carrier's aggressive fiber plans also factor in?

Comcast Appeals CableCARD Ruling
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/30/2007

Comcast Corp.has made good on its threat to challenge the FCC's upcoming ban on integrated digital cable set-top boxes

Sprint Expands 'Rev A'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2007

Three new markets, higher speeds for wireless broadband network

Digium Grows Up
News Analysis | 1/30/2007

The provider of Asterisk, the open-source PBX, hires a new CEO and VP sales; creator Mark Spencer will become CTO

War of Words
Cutting Loose | 1/30/2007

Is the iPhone a good deal for Cingular? Not according to Verizon

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/30/2007

Today's notable nuggets

TowerStream's Seattle Speakeasy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2007

Biz-focused WiMax operator grabs the wireless assets of one-time network rival

Alcatel-Lucent Unveils IPTV Strategy
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/30/2007

Alcatel-Lucent benches its internal developments and rallies around Microsoft for its IPTV software

Optomania
Craig's A-List | 1/30/2007

OMG! I forgot to consolidate!

A Super Pitch on HD Shortages
BroadBananas | 1/30/2007

Moto's PR agency touts the Super Bowl HD issue and zings Scientific Atlanta

Opnext Unveils IPO Details
News Analysis | 1/30/2007

Public listing set to value optical components vendor at up to $930 million

3G Base Stations Hit Home
LR Mobile Column | 1/30/2007

A new category of ultra-low-cost home base-station equipment could be about to redefine the cost structure of 3G services

A $50M Spot
The Philter | 1/30/2007

Money can't buy everything

Watching Optibase
EuroBlog | 1/30/2007

Video gear vendor's stock is on the rise

Time Warner to Expand Start Over
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/29/2007

Time Warner Cable intends to extend the service to another dozen markets by the end of the year

Surveys: Internet Traffic Touched by YouTube
News Analysis | 1/29/2007

Internet video now a bigger piece of network traffic than P2P file-sharing

Geeks: A Bright Future
Nearpoints | 1/29/2007

A problem that is only occasionally solved

Verizon Sees Lower Profits in Q4
News Analysis | 1/29/2007

But Verizon Wireless keeps pace with Cingular, adding over 2 million new subs in Q4 2006

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/29/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Verizon Sees Lower Profits in Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/29/2007

But Verizon Wireless keeps pace with Cingular, adding over 2 million new subs in Q4 2006

Brains Wide Shut
Monkey Bidness | 1/29/2007

You had me at 'Thetan'

Man Bag Redux
Jonestown | 1/29/2007

Need help carrying that 5 oz. phone?

Tech Roundup: MIMO Hits WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/29/2007

The smart antenna technology goes metropolitan in this week's new technology roundup

One Console, Many Networks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/29/2007

AirWave debuts new management software for hybrid WiFi/mesh/WiMax deployments

DT Issues Profit Warning
News Analysis | 1/29/2007

Tough domestic market forces Deutsche Telekom to scale back its earnings forecast for 2007

MSOs Switch Digital Gears
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/26/2007

Big North American cable operators are finally beginning to roll out switched digital broadcast technology

MRV Buys Fiberxon, Preps IPO
News Analysis | 1/26/2007

MRV's Luminent subsidiary is going public, taking startup Fiberxon along for the ride

Boring Season
Light Ranting | 1/26/2007

Earnings (yawn) season: Jargon-plagued calls need spice

Sports Battle Looms for IPTV
News Analysis | 1/26/2007

Heavy Reading finds telco TV players may pay top dollar for exclusive sports programming as a way of winning subscribers

Handsets Break 1B Mark
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2007

IDC says holiday sales and developing markets drove handset growth past 1 billion units in 2006

Weird Smell Journal
Monkey Bidness | 1/26/2007

Another publishing revolution

Will New England Ever Have a Cisco?
Column | 1/26/2007

Boston VCs rarely show real courage, and pull out of companies too quickly, while Silicon Valley will stick with a company

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/26/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Trotting Out the Ray Gun
Red Panda | 1/26/2007

And it gives you a golden tan

France Telecom: 'More IPTV, Please'
News Analysis | 1/26/2007

French incumbent, with 600,000 telco TV users, wants other carriers to join with large IPTV deployments

Decentral.tv Joins Video Fray
News Analysis | 1/26/2007

Decentral.tv hopes its upcoming video sharing platform, kyte, will unite mobile users and Web users in real-time UPDATED 2/1 10AM

Motorola's WiMax Wait
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2007

It could be years before the networking vendor sees a profit from WiMax deployments

Treos Gets Microsoft Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2007

Palm adds Direct Push to native OS

Google's Powerline Play
News Analysis | 1/25/2007

Interference on the muni WiFi network has Google looking at a powerline option, an analyst says

Google's Powerline Play
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2007

Interference on the muni WiFi network has Google looking at a powerline option, an analyst says

AT&T Reports Healthy Q4
News Analysis | 1/25/2007

AT&T reports a healthy Q4 and says IPTV and fiber-to-the-node are still its 'Plan A'

Let's Play Ball
Cable Guy | 1/25/2007

Cable engineers debate the successor to the 'triple-play bundle' phrase

News of the Duh
Monkey Bidness | 1/25/2007

Most kids didn't grow up to be cowboys

Mangrove Closes Its Doors
News Analysis | 1/25/2007

While still hoping to find a buyer, the pseudowire gear vendor has ceased regular operations

Iskratel Partners for IPTV Package
News Analysis | 1/25/2007

Slovenian vendor has licensed some IPTV middleware assets and assembled a set of partners to build a complete IPTV package

Don't Talk 'n' Drive
Nearpoints | 1/25/2007

Time to get serious about restricting cellphone use in cars

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/25/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Nokia's Profits Up 16%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2007

Sales in developing markets propel the No. 1 handset maker to a record-breaking quarter

Piconi Packs His Bags
News Analysis | 1/25/2007

One of Lucent's most charismatic senior executives, former VP of broadband solutions Rob Piconi, is out the door

Skype Keeps Growing
EuroBlog | 1/25/2007

2006 revenues total $192M

Fearful Earfuls
Monkey Bidness | 1/25/2007

Bad sounds abounding

The Perils of Being Slim
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2007

How Motorola's reliance on its popular RAZR line helped hasten its downturn

RGB & EGT Go to the Edge
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/25/2007

RGB Networks and EGT are both bringing out network edge products to help MSOs process new video services and content elements

Cingular Earnings Nearly Quadruple
News Analysis | 1/25/2007

Adding 2.4 million subscribers, AT&T unit enjoys 'best-ever' quarter

Cablevision Switches With BigBand
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/24/2007

Cablevision has rolled out switched digital broadcast technology in its New York area cable system with BigBand

Sources: Nortel Planning IPTV Acquisitions
News Analysis | 1/24/2007

Industry sources say Nortel is shifting its IPTV strategy away from partnerships and more towards technology ownership

Cisco Discloses IOS XR Flaw
News Analysis | 1/24/2007

The latest denial-of-service warning out of Cisco relates to the CRS-1's operating system

Microsoft Adds Three for IPTV
News Analysis | 1/24/2007

Magyar Telekom and Slovak Telekom are in full deployment. Beijing Netcom has started trials

ZTE Resells Ciena Gear in China
News Analysis | 1/24/2007

That ZTE optical switch is actually a Ciena CoreDirector

Cingular Earnings Nearly Quadruple
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2007

Adding 2.4 million subscribers, AT&T unit enjoys 'best-ever' quarter

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/24/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Broadcom's $2.2B Confession
News Analysis | 1/24/2007

Founder Henry Nicholas didn't benefit from back-dated options, but he shares the blame for them, a Broadcom report states

Bharti Sees Big Q3 Profits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2007

India's largest mobile operator beats analysts' expectations with a 123% increase in net profits

Monsters Wanted
Monkey Bidness | 1/24/2007

With all due respect, of course

$2.2B Broadcom Smack
EuroBlog | 1/24/2007

Broadcom's backdating billions

Cable Confronts Bandwidth Crunch
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/24/2007

The cable industry has finally started dealing with the prospect of an impending bandwidth shortage

WoW Factor
Craig's A-List | 1/23/2007

If only World of Warcraft were a telecom service

Palm Offers Subscription Model
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2007

Bundled with services from Movero, Treos at $30 per month

Oversi: Set-Tops Next Stop for P2P Video
News Analysis | 1/23/2007

Startup says its P2P servers could help operators add more diverse video choices to their IPTV offerings

Other People’s Wires
Nearpoints | 1/23/2007

Does powerline play?

Acme Packet Breaks Through
Cable Guy | 1/23/2007

Acme Packet has finally cracked the cable cone of silence

Centrino À Go Go
Jonestown | 1/23/2007

802.11n just became a huge white elephant

Should the Xbox Be Your Set-Top?
News Analysis | 1/23/2007

With the ability to serve IPTV content, Microsoft's Xbox could cause set-top providers to worry

It's the Customers, Stupid
Cutting Loose | 1/23/2007

Dismal results from three telecom giants have one common theme: bad user experiences

Ma Bell Merger Thumps Tellabs
News Analysis | 1/23/2007

Tellabs releases disappointing Q4 earnings and predicted a flat-to-down Q1 for 2007

Options Scandal Singes Foundry
News Analysis | 1/23/2007

Bobby Johnson gets the chairmanship pulled from under him, but he remains CEO

Bharti Sees Big Q3 Profits
News Analysis | 1/23/2007

India's largest mobile operator beats analysts' expectations with a 123% increase in net profits

Breeze Eaters
Red Panda | 1/23/2007

Technology to make us happy in the pants

Intel Goes MIMO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2007

With Centrino upgrade, giant chipmaker boards 'pre-n' bandwagon

Alcatel-Lucent Suffers Stock Shock
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2007

Preliminary Q4 numbers send the newly formed company's stock into a Tuesday morning tumble of nearly 11%

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/23/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Alcatel-Lucent Suffers Stock Shock
News Analysis | 1/23/2007

Preliminary Q4 numbers send the newly formed company's stock into a Tuesday morning tumble of nearly 11%

RIM's Lotus Position
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2007

RIM works with Lotus, Nokia and Sony Ericsson sync, and Kyocera personalizes broadband in this week's new-product roundup

SF's Muni Mesh Mess
The Martin Chronicles | 1/22/2007

One can't help but chortle

Firetide Goes Multi-Radio, Dual-Mode
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2007

New nodes shift software operating modes, offer flexible deployments

Zune You Later
Light Ranting | 1/22/2007

Device wars dominate... whither Zune?

Is Infinera Ready for an IPO?
News Analysis | 1/22/2007

The company could file its S-1 within weeks, sources say

Moto Broadband Gains Stand Out
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/22/2007

Despite its disappointing Q4 numbers, Motorola recorded very strong broadband equipment sales

PBT Gathers Support
News Analysis | 1/22/2007

As Nortel and Siemens trumpet their contract awards at BT, other vendors are joining throwing their weight behind PBT

Wireless Illin'
Jonestown | 1/22/2007

Do home base stations pose a health hazard?

China Mobile Goes Shopping Abroad
News Analysis | 1/22/2007

Parent of the Chinese mobile operator acquires Pakistani mobile operator Paktel in its first acquisition abroad

China Mobile Goes Shopping Abroad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2007

Parent of the Chinese mobile operator acquires Pakistani mobile operator Paktel in its first acquisition abroad

Another iPhone Tangle
Craig's A-List | 1/22/2007

Cisco's iPhone has its 'violation' issues, too

802.11n Takes a Step Forward
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2007

The long march towards a new WLAN standard appears to be nearing its end

Not So Fast, BPL
Cable Guy | 1/22/2007

BPL will boost its subscriber total to a mere 2.5 million by the end of 2011

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/22/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Stoke Cashes In, Comes Out
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2007

The startup takes $20M in new funding and announces the general availability of its converged access device, the SSX

Intel Pushes Silicon Modulator
News Analysis | 1/22/2007

A 30-Gbit/s modulator is Intel's latest step towards silicon photonics. Luxtera, meanwhile, says 10 Gig is just fine UPDATED 6 PM

Stoke Cashes In, Comes Out
News Analysis | 1/22/2007

The startup takes $20M in new funding and announces the general availability of its converged access device, the SSX

GPS: The G Is for Genius
Monkey Bidness | 1/22/2007

The gang that couldn't think straight

Actelis Bags $22M
News Analysis | 1/22/2007

Ethernet over copper is a hot story, with Actelis following in the footsteps of rival Hatteras with a new funding round of its own

And What About the Browser?
Nearpoints | 1/19/2007

Going on a Safari

Criticism Mounts in SF Muni Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Analyst's report criticizes terms, says a city-owned network is 'feasible'

Big MSOs Launch Mobile Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Three of the nation's top MSOs have begun rolling out mobile phone and video service to cable subscribers

Source: Telus Invests in Ruckus
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Well placed source says Canadian carrier may have taken a stake in the wireless triple-play startup Ruckus Wireless

Nortel, AlcaLu in Asset Swap?
News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Word on the street is that Nortel and Alcatel-Lucent are planning to exchange some assets

Siemens Switches Away From EWSD
News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Siemens says it is discontinuing a key piece of its old TDM switch lineup in North America

Mideast Carriers Look to Asia for Growth
News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Mideast carriers connect with partners in Asia/Pacific as they expand both at home and abroad

iDéjà iVu
Craig's A-List | 1/19/2007

This is where you've seen the iPhone interface before

Eurobites: Upheaval, M&A, and Disaster
News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Upheaval at TeliaSonera, Russia's Sistema Eyes Telecom Italia, and the EC is worried about a telecom infrastructure disaster

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/19/2007

Today's notable nuggets

Motorola Profit Falls 48%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2007

With record holiday sales hit by falling margins, company will cut headcount by 3,500 UPDATED 1:30 PM

Parents Sue MySpace
Monkey Bidness | 1/19/2007

Raise our children for us!

RIM Lines Up iPhone Defenses
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2007

New devices due out in '07 to add multimedia capability to full-size BlackBerries

JDSU Predicts Blowout Quarter
News Analysis | 1/19/2007

Stock surges in after-hours trading as JDSU says revenues will blow past estimates

Girls Just Wanna Have Phones
Jonestown | 1/18/2007

Or, why 3-in-1 doesn't fit all

Will Harmonic Keep Singing Solo?
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/18/2007

Industry sources say Harmonic must either get bigger to survive or find itself a larger suitor

Tellabs CTO Retires
News Analysis | 1/18/2007

Tellabs is going without a CTO as Tom Gruenwald retires

Subex Targets OSS Giants
News Analysis | 1/18/2007

With the Syndesis takeover in motion, Subex's CEO is raising $200 million to fund the acquisition

Content Delivery Takes the Limelight in '06
News Analysis | 1/18/2007

VCs favored content delivery networks in 2006 for their ability to deliver large files to broadband consumers faster

Motorola to Cut Handset Staff?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2007

Citigroup predicts RAZR maker will reduce workforce in light of Q4 results

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/18/2007

Today's most notable nuggets

The Year of Home Security?
Cable Guy | 1/18/2007

uControl is counting on broadband service providers to add home security

Too Big to Live
Monkey Bidness | 1/18/2007

They have only themselves to blame

Sing if You're Orange
EuroBlog | 1/18/2007

France Telecom is on a musical mission

Syndesis Strikes $165M Takeover
News Analysis | 1/18/2007

Indian revenue assurance specialist Subex Azure has agreed to a $164.5M deal to buy OSS firm Syndesis

Cisco's Consumer Branding Crisis
News Analysis | 1/18/2007

Cisco's marketing expertise won't help with its consumer-electronics plans, analysts say

Alltel Debuts New UI
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2007

'Celltop' feature aims to change the way users interact with handset content

Skypsters Fast Forward to Internet TV
News Analysis | 1/17/2007

They turned voice communications on its head, and now Skype's founders are set to do the same in the IPTV world

Record Profit at Apple
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2007

IPod holiday sales send earnings soaring; iPhone forecast less robust

Terayon Preps for Likely Auction
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/17/2007

The long-awaited bidding contest for Terayon is heating up

Cisco Shares Get Smacked
News Analysis | 1/17/2007

Many analysts are downgrading Cisco's stock after a hugely successful 2006. Does it deserve it?

Brightcove Bags $59.5 Million
News Analysis | 1/17/2007

Company will use the new money to forge new media partnerships and to expand internationally

Kodak Debuts WiFi Frame
The Martin Chronicles | 1/17/2007

Innovative startup PhotoVu faces big competitor

Cisco Eyes Home Base
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2007

Sources: Network giant may invest in UK home base station startup

Netflix Reduces VOD Latency
BroadBananas | 1/17/2007

Netflix is finally ready to embrace the 'Net' in its name

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/17/2007

Today's most notable nuggets

Telefónica Busts Its 2006 Targets
News Analysis | 1/17/2007

Spanish giant says revenue growth and capex for 2006 will be even higher than expected, driven by broadband and mobile demand

Advanced WiFi in Test Mode
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2007

VeriWave, vendors foresee rapid development of MIMO-based wireless LAN equipment

Panda Lacks Sex Appeal
Red Panda | 1/17/2007

A tubby panda is such a turnoff...

Poll: Bearish on Telecom Future?
News Analysis | 1/17/2007

Many Light Readers aren't feeling good about the future role of service providers

CES Hosting Talent
The Philter | 1/16/2007

This post is not about Web servers

Analysts Like Arris/Tandberg TV Duo
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/16/2007

Financial and industry analysts generally lauded the bold move by Arris to scoop up digital video specialist Tandberg

SpectraLink's Soft Landing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2007

WiFi phone specialist eyes a dual-mode future

Force10 Takes $51 Million
News Analysis | 1/16/2007

Switch vendor hauls in series F funding and finally shapes up for an IPO

Who Needs a Strategy
Cutting Loose | 1/16/2007

Apparently not the Big Three wireless carriers

Thoughts on Thick
Nearpoints | 1/16/2007

An OS with some junk in the trunk

Living on the Edge
Monkey Bidness | 1/16/2007

It's weird out there

Nortel on PBT: Today BT, Tomorrow the World!
News Analysis | 1/16/2007

Nortel says there's more PBT business to come, and that it can make Ethernet as easy to manage and operate as legacy DS1 lines

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/16/2007

Today's most notable nuggets

Orca in IPTV Takeover Talks
News Analysis | 1/16/2007

IPTV middleware player says it's in the early stages of acquisition talks with a number of companies

CSR Buys in GPS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2007

UK Bluetooth maven spends $75M for GPS that's as cheap as chips

A Really Hot Product
Red Panda | 1/16/2007

Is that a conflagration in your pocket?

Psychotropic Psoccer
Monkey Bidness | 1/16/2007

Mad about football

CES: A Look Back in Pictures
Slide Shows | 1/16/2007

Big TVs, hot handhelds, robots, and regulators marked CES 2007. Here's another installment of photos from the show

India Mobile Subs Soar in 2006
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2007

India's mobile operators added 72 million subscribers in 2006, a figure that's driving interest in Hutchison Essar

Arris Pounces on Tandberg TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/15/2007

Cable systems vendor offers $1.2 billion for encoding specialist Tandberg TV

Reports: Reliance to Plant FLAG
News Analysis | 1/15/2007

Reliance could plant its FLAG Telecom business in the London Stock Exchange to raise $500M

Nortel, Siemens Win PBT Deals at BT
News Analysis | 1/15/2007

BT commits to controversial Ethernet technology PBT (Provider Backbone Transport) by awarding contracts to Nortel and Siemens

India Mobile Subs Soar in 2006
News Analysis | 1/15/2007

India's mobile operators added 72 million subscribers in 2006, a figure that's driving interest in Hutchison Essar

Terayon Reveals New Warts
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/12/2007

Restatements for the past four years might drive some buyers away from Terayon, one analyst thinks

Say No to CableCARDs?
Cable Guy | 1/12/2007

Smaller cable operators are worked up about the FCC's rejection of Comcast's request for a waiver of the upcoming integrated set-top ban

Avaya Swoops on Ubiquity
News Analysis | 1/12/2007

Ubiquity's share price shoots up more than 80% as IP PBX vendor offers $145M for the SIP application server specialist

Apple's Cult Lives On
Craig's A-List | 1/12/2007

Nothing brings out the hate mail like Apple

Cingular Fades Into Blue
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2007

AT&T to launch massive rebranding effort next week

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/12/2007

Today's most notable nuggets

British Cuisine
Monkey Bidness | 1/12/2007

Not as easy as it looks

Alvarion Heads Downmarket
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2007

Taiwanese JV marks new, consumer-oriented phase of WiMax development

Microsoft, Verizon Aren't Playing Games
News Analysis | 1/12/2007

The Xbox nudges out set-top boxes, while Verizon goes virtual with free LAN services and digital payments

Teknovus Claims Korea, Too
News Analysis | 1/12/2007

Rival says PMC's major Korean EPON buildout doesn't wrap up that market

Cisco Adapts to iTV
News Analysis | 1/12/2007

Upcoming Cisco networked device will allow media sharing in the home and access to all kinds of IP content from the Internet

What's Next for Tropos?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/11/2007

Early-mover status presents mesh provider Tropos with advantages, challenges as consolidation looms

Comcast Cries CableCARD Foul
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2007

Says it will appeal the FCC's denial of its plea for a waiver from CableCARDs

The iPhone Arriveth
Nearpoints | 1/11/2007

And it's surprisingly business-like

Three Hot Little Pigs
Red Panda | 1/11/2007

This little piggy went to arson school...

CableCARD Sharks
The Philter | 1/11/2007

Are cable-ready TVs really out there?

Amdocs Guides, Stock Dives
News Analysis | 1/11/2007

After a fruitful 2006, Amdocs revises its revenue outlook and sees more than 10% sliced off its share price

Outlook 2007
Column | 1/11/2007

Could consolidation trump everything this year, and make telecom a battlefield?

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/11/2007

Today's most notable nuggets

MobiTV Joins Cable Squad
Cable Guy | 1/11/2007

Teaming up with joint venture of Sprint and four big MSOs to deliver mobile TV service

Dumb Glass
The Philter | 1/11/2007

Will IPTV dumb down your TV?

Yahoo Yells for Internet TV
News Analysis | 1/11/2007

Yahoo shows it can bring TV to your living room, without help from service providers or cable MSOs

Cablevision Optimizes Biz Connections
BroadBananas | 1/11/2007

Optimum Lightpath plugs into 2,000 commercial buildings in New York

Polly Wanna Doctor
Monkey Bidness | 1/11/2007

Pet-shop worker has psitty luck

What'd She Say?
The Philter | 1/11/2007

Tech writer collides with Destiny

FCC to Comcast: 'No Waiver for You'
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2007

Set-top security rules are going to be enforced, FCC chairman says at CES

Cingular: The iPhone Price Is Right
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/11/2007

Operator tells Unstrung why the new Apple handset is priced just right

Cingular: The iPhone Price Is Right
News Analysis | 1/11/2007

Operator tells Unstrung why the new Apple handset is priced just right

Cisco Files iPhone Suit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2007

Apple never secured a licensing deal to use the iPhone name, Cisco says UPDATED NOON

Cisco Files iPhone Suit
News Analysis | 1/10/2007

Apple never secured a licensing deal to use the iPhone name, Cisco says UPDATED NOON

No Burritos Allowed
The Martin Chronicles | 1/10/2007

With iPhone, Apple ignores the 'finger-grease factor'

Cisco & Microsoft: IPTV War Ahead?
News Analysis | 1/10/2007

The two are keeping up a united front on IPTV, but Cisco's moves may soon put it at odds with Microsoft TV

Broadcom, Conexant Intro Dueling Chips
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/10/2007

Pair have come out with competing integrated chipsets for digital cable set-top boxes

iPhone Sticker Shock 'n' Awe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2007

Apple's iPhone gets about what you would expect: a collection of rave reviews – and some skeptical ones

iPhone Sticker Shock 'n' Awe
News Analysis | 1/10/2007

Apple's iPhone gets about what you would expect: a collection of rave reviews – and some skeptical ones

Wall Street Frets About BellSouth Suppliers
News Analysis | 1/10/2007

With the AT&T/BellSouth merger finally complete, will equipment vendors see a needed rebound?

Telcordia Lands RBOC Extensions
News Analysis | 1/10/2007

The OSS giant is revamping its internal structure based around new business units and has extended major contracts with two RBOCs

CES Photo Journal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2007

A swirl of images from the Fellini-esque circus that is CES 2007

This is Your Brain on CES
Jonestown | 1/10/2007

Time to leave Las Vegas

BSNL Preps for IPTV
News Analysis | 1/10/2007

BSNL is planning a $450 million upgrade of its broadband network as it prepares to launch IPTV services

iPhone Wars
Craig's A-List | 1/10/2007

Cisco gets a piece of Apple's iPhone

iPhone, You Answer
Light Ranting | 1/10/2007

Media saturation around the globe

Start Over Time Again
Cable Guy | 1/10/2007

When it comes to the Start Over service, it's awards time for everyone

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/10/2007

Today's most notable nuggets

Put This Off
Monkey Bidness | 1/10/2007

...'til tomorrow

CES: Sprint Streams WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2007

Sprint shows off new mobile WiMax tech and plots a more ambitious initial launch in late 2007

CES: Sprint Streams WiMax
News Analysis | 1/10/2007

Sprint shows off new mobile WiMax tech and plots a more ambitious initial launch in late 2007

The Power Question
Nearpoints | 1/10/2007

With really, really big implications

Euro News Snips
EuroBlog | 1/10/2007

The latest tidbits from the Old Continent

Meanwhile, Back at the SEC...
The Martin Chronicles | 1/9/2007

While Jobs wows 'em at Macworld, feds continue backdating probe

CES: Cisco Preps Home Invasion
News Analysis | 1/9/2007

CEO John Chambers's CES keynote focuses on the new, simpler home network Cisco dreams of building

CES: Cisco Preps Home Invasion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2007

CEO John Chambers's CES keynote focuses on the new, simpler home network Cisco dreams of building

Comcast & Cox Deal Set-Tops at CES
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/9/2007

Two of the nation's four biggest MSOs have inked new deals to back digital cable-ready TV and set-tops based on standards

Apple Makes iPhone Call
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2007

Macworld announcement launches iPod maker into tough cellphone market

The Great iPhone Debate
Cutting Loose | 1/9/2007

When it comes to covering big product announcements, Unstrung prefers not to pile on

CES: High-Def Snooze
Jonestown | 1/9/2007

The wonders of the deep... again and again

No Idiot Left Behind
Monkey Bidness | 1/9/2007

NJ Senate to broaden its constituency

Sprint Wobbles Again
News Analysis | 1/9/2007

Carrier forecasts flat revenue, increased expenses for '07; shares drop 10 percent

Sprint Wobbles Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2007

Carrier forecasts flat revenue, increased expenses for '07; shares drop 10 percent

Verizon's Kitchen Phone Dials VOIP
News Analysis | 1/9/2007

VOIP is front and center as Verizon debuts its FiOS-branded WiFi kitchen phone

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/9/2007

Today's most notable nuggets

CES: Dueling Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2007

The Apple phone is reported to be near as vendors duke it out in a tighter and more competitive phone market than ever before

Russian Vendor Plans $500M IPO
News Analysis | 1/9/2007

Sitronics aims to raise more than $500 million from an IPO in London and Moscow to fund growth

Google Raunch Tube
Light Ranting | 1/9/2007

It's mostly obscene human tricks

Integra5 Strikes Again
Cable Guy | 1/9/2007

Has developed the ability to send short text messages from cellphone to TV

EchoStar Loses, Big TV Wins
The Martin Chronicles | 1/9/2007

And customers lose in battle over network-over-satellite rights

CES: My Little Taser
Jonestown | 1/8/2007

Is that a stun gun in your pocket, or... Aaaggghh!

Verizon Dresses FiOS for CES Appeal
News Analysis | 1/8/2007

But only FiOS customers with new Moto boxes will get enjoy the new Internet video, gaming, remote DVR programming features

First 'WiFi Protected' Products Certified
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2007

New configuration standard projected to improve security in homes and remote offices

Juniper Revives COO's Office
News Analysis | 1/8/2007

The company has 'created' a COO position for the second time, filling it with Macromedia's former chief

Qualcomm's Home Invasion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2007

CDMA maven plots dual-mode cellular 'home base station' using Airgo tech

Vonage Now an ISP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2007

Vonage reaches for new business by piggybacking on EarthLink muni networks to give users WiFi access

Vonage Now an ISP
News Analysis | 1/8/2007

Vonage reaches for new business by piggybacking on EarthLink muni networks to give users WiFi access

The Jennifer Agenda
The Philter | 1/8/2007

Sorry, there are no brief briefings

InGrid Senses a Broadband Monitoring Craze
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/8/2007

InGrid officials think new broadband and wireless technologies can be used by consumers to watch what's going on at home

Cisco Goes Home
Craig's A-List | 1/8/2007

It's your dream house, Cisco hopes

The Cisco Brain Drain
Monkey Bidness | 1/8/2007

Passage to India

NFL, Telecom & HDTV
Light Ranting | 1/8/2007

Does John Madden care whether you're watching on FiOS?

WiMax All at Sea
EuroBlog | 1/8/2007

Will 802.16 sink or swim?

WiMax's Bay Window
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2007

Newly signed SF muni deal has a provision for future wireless broadband

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/8/2007

Today's most notable Net video nuggets

Carrier Cutbacks Hit Tellabs
News Analysis | 1/8/2007

Vendor's fourth-quarter suffers from AT&T/BellSouth merger kickback and other thrifty carriers

Welcome to Camp CES
Jonestown | 1/8/2007

My brush with Gateness

CES: Gates Gripes About Connections
News Analysis | 1/8/2007

IPTV and 'Home Servers', but little mobile, on Microsoft's menu in Vegas, where Bill Gates moans about the lack of true connectivity

CES: Gates Gripes About Connections
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2007

IPTV and 'Home Servers', but little mobile, on Microsoft's menu in Vegas, where Bill Gates moans about the lack of true connectivity

Hail New VOIP King?
Cable Guy | 1/8/2007

Fuhgeddabout Vonage or Time Warner keeping the VOIP crown much longer

Telcos Should Watch Apple's iTV
News Analysis | 1/8/2007

Sharing PC-based digital content sounds great, but Internet TV pioneers say Apple's upcoming iTV device may be a tough sell

SF, EarthLink Agree on Muni Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2007

Contract, which doesn't mention Google, still needs Board of Supervisors approval

Korea Goes Big on FTTH
News Analysis | 1/5/2007

KT plans to hook up 800,000 homes this year, using gear from Dasan and chips from PMC-Sierra

Cat Gets Credit Card
Red Panda | 1/5/2007

Some scammers can be so catty

BigBand's Big Bucks Guys
Cable Guy | 1/5/2007

If you've been wondering how much the top guys at BigBand Networks make, wonder no more

Options Antics
Craig's A-List | 1/5/2007

Broadcom, Marvell rethink the numbers

IMS Applications Anarchy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/5/2007

Resolving issues in the IMS applications layer, which currently has all the clarity of a pool of mud, will be key to seeing real progress on IMS in 2007.

CACS Crackup: What Happened?
News Analysis | 1/5/2007

Carrier Access shares are off 10% after this week's quarterly profit warning – but can it all be blamed on Cingular?

Sprint Picks Nokia for WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2007

Nokia named as fourth major supplier for high-profile US WiMax network

Motorola Margins 'Collapse'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2007

Disappointing earnings pre-report heralds tough times for cellphone makers

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/5/2007

Today's most notable Net video nuggets

2006 Top Ten: Big IPTV Moments
News Analysis | 1/5/2007

IPTV made some important progress in 2006. Here are 10 of the most important moments

Broadband Pricing All Over the Map
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2007

Carriers searching for coherent, consistent price plans, says Unstrung Insider

Cerent, Calix Founder Forms Optical Startup
News Analysis | 1/5/2007

Michael Hatfield has started Cyan Optics, another broadband access-ish sort of startup (we think)

Redback Bows Out With Shortfall
News Analysis | 1/5/2007

Redback is going out with a whimper, as its last full quarter before the Ericsson merger will fall short of expectations

2006 Top Ten: Cable Tech Deals
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/4/2007

Moto mojo dominates this look back at the biggest cable tech deals of 2006

JDSU, Symmetricom Snap Up Minnows
News Analysis | 1/4/2007

JDSU finally gets into the wireless network performance market, while Symmetricom buys its way into the hot IPTV test market

MetroPCS Files for IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/4/2007

Second try could be $1.13B charm for the low-cost cellular operator

Warning!
Red Panda | 1/4/2007

Don't try this on your cat either

KRZR Burn
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/4/2007

Motorola's newest phone fails to meet great expectations set by the RAZR

The Three Cs of Convergence
Nearpoints | 1/4/2007

Success boils down to three key elements

That Gilder Touch
Craig's A-List | 1/4/2007

LanOptics gets the call

Net Video Notes
The Philter | 1/4/2007

Today's most notable Net video nuggets

Fun FCC Factoids
Cable Guy | 1/4/2007

More interesting tidbits to share from the FCC cable pricing report

The Sky Is Falling
BroadBananas | 1/4/2007

The sky is falling, and it is a common occurrence

Global Telecom Tidbits
Light Ranting | 1/4/2007

Broken cables slow Hong Kong; Carrier Access cracks up

What Price Mobile Broadband?
LR Mobile Column | 1/4/2007

New 3G broadband technologies improve wireless network economics, allowing service providers to offer faster and lower-cost data services.

Chunghwa Plans FTTH Blowout
News Analysis | 1/4/2007

Taiwan incumbent has a $4B capex budget for the next five years and plans to spend $1.8B of it on FTTH build-outs

Cisco Buys IronPort
News Analysis | 1/4/2007

Cisco works to blend network security and messaging security in $830 million deal

Corn-Pone Prophecy
Monkey Bidness | 1/4/2007

Thus spake Cletis

2006 Top Ten: Blog Posts
News Analysis | 1/4/2007

Bandwidth, bandwidth, and... panda porn? Welcome to the best posts from Light Reading's blogs in 2006

Bluetooth Faces Legal Snag
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2007

Research foundation sues manufacturers over alleged patent infringement

Cingular: The Call of the WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2007

FMC could take priority as Cingular morphs into AT&T

Cable Modem Shipments Hit 7 Million
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/3/2007

Combined worldwide shipments of cable data and voice modems surged to another record high in the third quarter

Bad PR 2006
The Philter | 1/3/2007

Five really bad PR items from '06

Amdocs Continues Spending Spree
News Analysis | 1/3/2007

Forks out $54M to buy out its fellow investors in SigValue, a specialist billing and service creation vendor

Solid Gets $7.8M Boost
News Analysis | 1/3/2007

A new sprinkling of funding is aimed at boosting the database vendor's partnership with MySQL

WiFi Phones Hit A, G Notes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2007

Multi-band phones from SpectraLink advance corporate telephony overhaul

Duncan Clark, Chairman, BDA China
LRTV Interviews | 1/3/2007

Duncan Clark, Chairman of BDA China, says that as soon as TD-SCDMA, China's homegrown 3G standard, is ready for primetime, Huawei and ZTE will have a big stake in China's mobile future

Garbage-Man Saved
Red Panda | 1/3/2007

Hi-tech goes slumming

Consult Your Physician
Monkey Bidness | 1/3/2007

Ancient cure for explosive rumphius

Pump This
EuroBlog | 1/3/2007

Get pumping, you slobs!

New Hacking Tools Bite Bluetooth
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2007

Researchers have released two Bluetooth hacking tools that let an attacker control a victim's machine

Sonus Leaps on Update
News Analysis | 1/3/2007

VOIP systems vendor's stock jumps 6% after trading update boasts of record orders

Real or Not?
Craig's A-List | 1/3/2007

Plug yourself in to the Neuronet

SoundBridge to Nowhere
The Martin Chronicles | 1/2/2007

New WiFi Net radio is cool, unless you're an iTunes user

AT&T Hits Lowered U-verse Goal
News Analysis | 1/2/2007

Carrier launched service in 11 markets during 2006, shy of the 15 to 20 markets it originally projected

Trapeze Swings for IPO in 2007
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/2/2007

Another enterprise WiFi startup could be considering a public offering this year

Small Cablers Plan Sub-$100 Set-Tops
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/2/2007

Three cable operators are working to license a new set-top that could challenge Cisco and Motorola in smaller markets

Eurobites: New Year, More M&A
News Analysis | 1/2/2007

2007 looks like another year for major activity in Europe, with Portugal a hotbed

Trapeze Swings for IPO in 2007
News Analysis | 1/2/2007

Another enterprise WiFi startup could be considering a public offering this year

Stock Rantings
Light Ranting | 1/2/2007

Telecom ruled in '06. Who knew?

Five Questions for 2007
Cutting Loose | 1/2/2007

Wondering about the major carriers, mobile email, and the Next Big Thing

Celebrity Island
Monkey Bidness | 1/2/2007

The Brits are really quite mad

Preparing for the Year of the Pig
BroadBananas | 1/2/2007

Good tidings for the cable industry with Chinese New Year around the corner

What Did You Get for Christmas?
Nearpoints | 1/2/2007

I’ll bet it wasn’t $60K cell phone

They Came for the Cheese
EuroBlog | 1/2/2007

French UFO sightings are set to go online

Essar Offers $11B for Hutch Buyout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/2/2007

Essar Teleholdings joins the bidding for the controlling stake in its joint venture mobile operator, Hutchison Essar

Essar Offers $11B for Hutch Buyout
News Analysis | 1/2/2007

Essar Teleholdings joins the bidding for the controlling stake in its joint venture mobile operator, Hutchison Essar

2006 Top Ten: Stock Gains & Pains
News Analysis | 1/1/2007

Our annual swipe at the top winners and losers among LR-related public companies

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