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Icahn Nabs 10% of Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/31/2012

Shares in the streaming giant surge almost 14 percent after the activist investor makes a big buy and declares the stock undervalued

4G World 2012: The MC2 Effect
LRTV Documentaries | 10/31/2012

Brad Brooks, VP of business strategy and marketing, software solutions, Juniper Networks, gives keynote at 4G World in Chicago

4G World 2012: T-Mobile's 'Rock Star' Lays Out LTE Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/31/2012

CTO Neville Ray says T-Mobile wants to cover 200M people with LTE by the end of 2013 and complete the network in 2014

TelcoTV 2012: Show Floor Attractions
LRTV Soundbites | 10/31/2012

4G World 2012: Cisco Talks 'Multi-Mode' on Small Cells
LRTV Interviews | 10/31/2012

Cisco's Kelly Ahuja talks about a small cell future that enables multiple connectivity options and explains how the tiny radios could operate in situations such as Hurricane Sandy

4G World 2012: Driving the Connected Life
LRTV Documentaries | 10/31/2012

Kris Rinne, SVP of Network Technology at AT&T Labs, delivers one of the Tuesday afternoon keynotes at 4G World in Chicago

4G World 2012: Benefits of Network Optimization
LRTV Documentaries | 10/31/2012

Bill Davidson, SVP of Qualcomm Investor Relations and Firethorn Sales and Marketing, delivers keynote at 4G World in Chicago

4G World 2012: More Photos!
Slide Shows | 10/31/2012

The expo hall opens here at 4G World and the sessions keep going. Here are some more pics from the show's second day

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
EuroBlog | 10/31/2012

11:20 AM Continuing our look at this year's shortlisted entries, it's time to check out the companies that excelled in mergers and acquisitions

Service Providers Assess Sandy's Impact
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/31/2012

FCC estimates that the historic storm knocked out about 25% of the cell towers and a quarter of cable services in 10 states

Big Switch Raises $25M for OpenFlow Push
News Analysis | 10/31/2012

Big Switch gets a bigger bankroll as it works toward releasing a commercial product for software-defined networking

CEA Backs Team Aereo
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/31/2012

Also: Boxee TV scores Wal-Mart exclusive; Cable Bahamas sets US invasion; Roku cross-indexes Web TV, expands exec team

MetroPCS Intros Video Chat With RCS 5.0
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/31/2012

MetroPCS claims another LTE first by making RCS services such as video chat available on a 4G Samsung phone on its network

Euronews: UK Preps for 5G
News Analysis | 10/31/2012

In today's news queue: Ofcom looks beyond 4G; Türk Telekom deploys VDSL2; Infinera's latest subsea gig; Orange puts NFC on the menu; and more

4G World 2012: AT&T Plays Consumer Catch-Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/31/2012

The wireless industry can't stay ahead of consumers, but it can plan its networks to keep pace more effectively, says AT&T Labs executive

4G World 2012: Staying a Step Ahead With 4G LTE
LRTV Documentaries | 10/30/2012

IP Hong, VP of Samsung Electronics and head of global marketing at Samsung Telecommunication Systems Business, delivers his keynote at 4G World in Chicago

4G World 2012: Monetizing Reality of Cloud-Enabled Business
LRTV Documentaries | 10/30/2012

Vish Nandlall, CTO and head of marketing and strategy for Ericsson North America, delivers one of the Tuesday morning keynotes at 4G World in Chicago

4G World 2012: Disruptive Forces Reshape Mobile Network Commerce
LRTV Documentaries | 10/30/2012

Kelly Ahuja, SVP and general manager of the Mobile Internet Technology Group at Cisco, delivers one of the Tuesday morning keynotes at 4G World in Chicago

4G World 2012: Telstra Vents on Video Chat Standards
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2012

Telstra network director says the industry needs more momentum behind the standards needed for inter-operator video chat services

Huawei Hits Back
News Analysis | 10/30/2012

Executive pins US security report conclusions on 'Americans being Americans'

5 Key TelcoTV Takeaways
Rewired | 10/30/2012

1:00 PM Here's the view of the show from behind the podium

4G World 2012: Photos!
Slide Shows | 10/30/2012

4G World 2012 is under way in Chicago. Here are some scenes from the first set of sessions and keynotes

4G World 2012: The 1-Gigabyte Revolution
LRTV Documentaries | 10/30/2012

Bill Payne, head of advanced technologies at Nokia Siemens Networks, speaks at 4G World in Chicago

4G World 2012: A Fireside Chat With FCC Commissioner Pai
LRTV Documentaries | 10/30/2012

Fred Campbell, of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, chats with FCC Commissioner Ajit V. Pai in a Regulatory Q&A Session at 4G World

4G World 2012: Samsung Aims Speed Up Mobile Video
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2012

Mobile video caching on 4G infrastructure is on the menu for Samsung in 2013

Sandy & Communications
Jonestown | 10/30/2012

8:20 AM It's still early days for this storm, sadly, but – to me – mobile networks seem to be holding up better than they used to in disasters

PON & Backhaul Backfire for PMC-Sierra
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2012

Two acquisitions haven't panned out as expected, leading to a $276M writedown for the chip company

4G World 2012: Does LTE Add New Jobs?
The Philter | 10/30/2012

7:30 AM Our salary report is making the rounds here at 4G World and carriers may need to fill very different types of jobs as more consumers start using LTE

4G World 2012: The 4G Disruptor
LRTV Documentaries | 10/30/2012

Erik Prusch, president and CEO of Clearwire, delivers his keynote at 4G World in Chicago

Euronews: 4G Arrives in UK
News Analysis | 10/30/2012

In today's roundup: EE launches LTE service; Telefónica Deutschland IPO; Allot boosts revenues

4G World 2012: Getting Small Cells Under Control
News Analysis | 10/29/2012

Service providers need the tools to integrate and manage the proliferation of small cells and Wi-Fi

TelcoTV 2012: The Aftermath
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/29/2012

Catch up on coverage from the show in Sin City, and a fresh set of pics and caps from our travels

Calix Continues Its Euro Push
LRTV Interviews | 10/29/2012

Calix executive Andy Lockhart talks about the access equipment vendor's expansion in Europe, updates on the introduction of vectoring capabilities and gives Butch Cassidy his movie vote

Casting the Spotlight on SDN Startups
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/29/2012

Software-defined networking is re-energizing the telecom technology industry

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Service or App (Mobile)
Que Sera Sarah | 10/29/2012

11:00 AM Our 2012 Leading Lights awards rundown continues as we explain how our six finalists made the cut in the mobile services category

Docsis 3.1 Set for a Spring Fling
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/29/2012

To help vendors get a jump on product development, the hardware specs for Docsis 3.1 could emerge by next March or April

Carriers Brace for 'Frankenstorm'
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/29/2012

Also: Aereo patent to tie local TV with roaming; Netflix jumps on Microsoft rumor; Cablevision and Tribune make peace

Euronews: BT May Cut Sales Forecast
News Analysis | 10/29/2012

In today's regional roundup: BT's targets; Telenor's digital king; Vodafone's NFC buddies; Vimpelcom M&A chat; and Phoenix flies to Canterbury

TelcoTV 2012: OTT Is H.O.T.
The Bauminator | 10/29/2012

7:30 AM If you're not down with OTT, then you're just not trying very hard

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Service or Application (Telecom)
EuroBlog | 10/29/2012

4:00 AM Continuing our look at this year's shortlisted entries, it's time to examine the best services or applications in the fixed line world

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Wrap Up
LRTV Soundbites | 10/29/2012

Clearwire Will Keep Using Huawei
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2012

A coming upgrade will include more Huawei equipment to supplement what Clearwire already has

SDN's Pragmatic Side
Craig's A-List | 10/26/2012

3:35 PM Far from the years-away talk of network programmability, a couple of TelcoTV panelists discuss what SDN can do for them now

TelcoTV 2012: Windstream's Big OTT Play
LRTV Interviews | 10/26/2012

Windstream CEO Jeff Gardner explains how his company's Merge service is driving higher broadband tiers with over-the-top video

ASSIA CEO: Next Step for DSL
LRTV Interviews | 10/26/2012

John Cioffi, CEO at ASSIA, talks about the deluge of interest in the vectoring capabilities that are enhancing VDSL broadband lines and puts himself in Luke Skywalker's shoes

Comcast Makes Hay With Metro Ethernet
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2012

About 15% of Comcast's business service revenues are now generated by mid-sized users served by the operator's MetroE platform

Ericsson Feels Networks Squeeze in Q3
News Analysis | 10/26/2012

Networks sales are suffering in key markets and big services projects are still suppressing margins but CEO sticks with game plan

Comcast Spectrum Sale Boosts Q3 Profit
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2012

Comcast still lost 117,000 video subscribers, but continued to gain in all other categories, including a 33% jump in business services revenues

TelcoTV 2012: Las Vegas Photos
Slide Shows | 10/26/2012

The keynotes are chiming and the show floor is wide open at the TelcoTV 2012 show in Las Vegas

TelcoTV 2012: Rural Telcos Battle FCC Funding Changes
LRTV Interviews | 10/26/2012

FCC rules are seriously impacting rural telcos' broadband buildouts, so they are fighting back, says NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield

Euronews: Nokia Now a Smartphone 'Other'
News Analysis | 10/26/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Handsets giant slips out of smartphones top five; Ericsson keeps the faith; Euronews gets tough on pizzas

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Mobile)
Jonestown | 10/26/2012

4:00 AM In the third of our 2012 Leading Lights awards shortlist blogs, we look at the companies that made the cut in the mobile products category

U-Verse TV Marches Out 1M+ Wireless Receivers
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/25/2012

AT&T's Maria Dillard touts the popularity of the new wire-free boxes and outlines how interactive apps are giving U-verse a TV edge

Sprint Wants Users to Get 4G Tablet Habit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/25/2012

Sprint bets that the iPad Mini could change the dynamics of the LTE tablet market as it revamps data plan pricing to take on AT&T and Verizon

Windstream Gets Hip to Over-the-Top Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/25/2012

As Windstream plans to augment Merge, its over-the-top video service, its thinking offers some pointers for other independent telcos

Carrier vs. IT: Cowboys & Aliens?
iBraue | 10/25/2012

12:00 PM The carrier and IT communities are worlds apart when it comes to big mobile issues, according to some recent surveys

Dante's SDH Inferno
EuroBlog | 10/25/2012

11:40 AM SDH has been torched in the pan-European research network run by Dante

Sprint Building Out LTE in 200+ Cities
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/25/2012

As its Q3 losses widen and its iDen customer exodus continues, Sprint continues with its LTE rollout race, despite vendor delays

Cox Faces Set-Top Fee Flap
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/25/2012

Also: Private equity firm snaps up ACI; Comcast's McSlarrow heads west; Texas telco streams with Harmonic

Arris Blows Out Docsis Modem Sales in Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/25/2012

Arris sets a record as it ships 2.63 million cable gateways and voice modems in Q3, with 88% having that distinct Docsis 3.0 flavor

Tellabs Cutting More Jobs
News Analysis | 10/25/2012

With sales still under pressure, another 200 staff are being laid off as Tellabs looks to reduce its costs further

Infinera Has Tier 1 News (Soon)
Craig's A-List | 10/25/2012

8:30 AM The company talked about this big North American customer. The deal finally happened, and there aren't many guesses as to who it is

Telstra's New Network Edge
LRTV Interviews | 10/25/2012

Telstra's Mike Wright and Rami Rahim of Juniper Networks discuss the Australian carrier's decision to revamp its edge network using broadband network gateway (BNG) capabilities

Euronews: Orange Squeezes Its Payout
News Analysis | 10/25/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Maroc Telecom suitors emerge; Telefónica is Thinking Things; die Mutter of all German data centers

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Day 2
LRTV Soundbites | 10/25/2012

Verizon/Redbox Combo Set for Q4 Breakout
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2012

In his TelcoTV keynote, Verizon's Robert Mudge says the service will play a key role in the company's 'borderless lifestyle' strategy

Boxee CEO Now a Friend of Big Cable?
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2012

After initially appealing to cord-cutters, Boxee CEO Avner Ronen says his company is now prepared to strike partnerships with cable operators

AT&T Expects Tablet Boost in Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/24/2012

AT&T expects tablets, including the new iPad Mini, to contribute big in Q4, as smartphones dominate in Q3 and 4G LTE buildouts continue to expand

Netflix Sinks as It Cuts Q4 Subscriber Forecast
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2012

Also: Intel connects with Comcast; Harmonic sees Euro sluggishness in Q3; Arris and SeaChange get their TelcoTV on

Alcatel-Lucent Overhauls Backhaul for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/24/2012

Vendor revamps its backhaul portfolio to address small-cell rollouts

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Cable)
The Bauminator | 10/24/2012

9:45 AM In round two of our 2012 Leading Lights award series, we offer the reasons why we picked these seven finalists

Euronews: Russia Gets LTE-Advanced
News Analysis | 10/24/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EE takes a dip; Norway to go, Telenor; AlcaLu does lightRadio Wi-Fi with Ziggo; FT to fund FTTH in Alsace

A New Lease of Life for DSL
LRTV Interviews | 10/24/2012

Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh talks about the recent G.vector plugfest, the potential gains from vectoring for DSL operators and his 'odd' connection with Jane Fonda

Juniper Struggles Continue Past Q3
News Analysis | 10/23/2012

A flat outlook and yet another executive transition keep the 'interesting' times rolling

Deciding On a 4G Operator for Your iPad Mini
Jonestown | 10/23/2012

6:10 PM -- The new iPads add support for Sprint's LTE to AT&T and Verizon 4G, but which carrier to pick for your iPad Mini?

Sycamore Prepares to Shut Down
News Analysis | 10/23/2012

An $18.75M sale of most of the business presages the end of a high-flier from Light Reading's early days

Apple Adds 4G LTE Flavors as It Shrinks iPad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2012

The device's LTE support is good news for Sprint and its new big brother, too, as Apple spreads out to more 4G frequencies

Building Transport Networks for the Cloud
Research Analyst Interviews | 10/23/2012

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Colt's Mirko Voltolini discuss opportunities and challenges for network operators in the cloud era as well as some of the key enabling technologies for adapting transport networks to cloud demands

Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2012

Cable modem pioneer Rouzbeh Yassini explores whether 3.1 is final step before cable goes FTTH, or if new Docsis specs might be on the horizon

Cable-Tec Expo 2012: 6 Big Takeaways
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2012

Our wrap-up hits the Docsis 3.1 reveal, the CCAP race, upstream innovations, cable's mobile maneuvers, and what's on deck at Huawei

Carriers Collaborate on Network of the Future
News Analysis | 10/23/2012

A new Industry Specifications Group has been created to identify the communications network architecture of the future.

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
Craig's A-List | 10/23/2012

11:00 AM Kicking off a series of blogs about the 2012 Leading Lights awards, here's the reasoning for the six telecom product finalists we picked

Sprint Serves 32 LTE Markets, With 115 on Deck
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2012

Sprint is playing catch-up with AT&T on 4G LTE as the carrier moves ahead with new launches in smaller markets

Comcast & Rogers Plow $15M Into Telepresence
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2012

Also: Virgin Media rides TiVo to Q3 video sub gain; Verizon/Redbox service eyes Q4 launch; another ex-Canoe exec resurfaces

Google: SDN Works for Us
News Analysis | 10/23/2012

Software defined networking using OpenFlow has worked so well for Google's inter-data center network it's going to adopt it elsewhere

Euronews: Nokia Banks on Bonds to Raise €750M
News Analysis | 10/23/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Q3 profits down at KPN, Transmode and ADVA; EE unveils its 4G tariff

BBWF 2012: More Pics
Slide Shows | 10/23/2012

Further pictorial evidence of industry life at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam

Coherent Breathes New Life Into Subsea
News Analysis | 10/22/2012

Advances in coherent optics are good news for submarine network system upgrades but not so great for those wanting to lay new subsea cables

Verizon Wireless & Cable Keep Rolling
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/22/2012

The mobile carrier, Cox and Time Warner Cable hook up their bundles in several more cities in Arizona, California, Massachusetts and New York

ADT Adds a Cable Guy
The Bauminator | 10/22/2012

3:15 PM ADT looks even more cable-friendly after industry vet Arthur Orduña joins the home security giant, which has been the topic of M&A scuttlebutt

Ethernet Expo 2012: Record Number of Experts Lined Up
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/22/2012

Heavy Reading offers a preview of Ethernet Expo Americas, which will take place this November in New York

Smart Grid Reality Check
Wireless Bits | 10/22/2012

11:25 AM Some utility companies don't want to rely on telcos for communications networks in their smart grids

Dish Pays $80M for Cablevision Spectrum
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/22/2012

Also: TW Cable means business with new cloud services; Cable-Tec Expo attendance drops; CEA goes with UltraHD label

BT Preps for 4G Backhaul
LRTV Interviews | 10/22/2012

BT Wholesale's Steve Best gives an update on the backhaul and HD voice services markets as mobile operators migrate to 4G, answers questions about dark fiber and wholesale IP voice and gives The Lord of the Rings a nod

Rumor: Cisco Seeks Small-Cells Smarts
LR Mobile Rumors | 10/22/2012

BBWF 2012: Picture This!
Slide Shows | 10/22/2012

We had our camera to hand on the Broadband World Forum show floor in Amsterdam – see who had a drink and a massage!

TelcoTV: More Than Just Video in Vegas
News Analysis | 10/22/2012

Broadband strategies will be showcased at the 11th annual event, keynoted by execs from AT&T, TDS Telecom, Verizon and Windstream

Startup Cohere Lands Big Names & Big Bucks
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/22/2012

The hot cable-access startup packs $23M in new investment, Infinera's Drew Perkins as CEO and vets from Cisco, TW Cable and Ericsson

Euronews: EU Says No to Trade War With China
News Analysis | 10/22/2012

Also on today's EMEA news dashboard: MegaFon delays IPO; Qatar Telecom sniffs around Moroccan stake; du does the business in third quarter

Putting Docsis 3.1 to Work
LRTV Interviews | 10/22/2012

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein identifies some apps and services that will need the speed and capacity boost expected from Docsis 3.1

Tier 1 Carriers Tackle Telco SDN
News Analysis | 10/22/2012

Major telcos are collaborating on a joint-operator initiative into network virtualization that's closely related to SDN

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Day 1
LRTV Soundbites | 10/22/2012

'Father' Knows Best
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2012

Rouzbeh 'Father of the Cable Modem' Yassini offers his opinion on the emerging Docsis 3.1 platform and if the project represents the final step before cable takes fiber to the home

Super-Sizing Docsis
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2012

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein explains how Docsis 3.1's proposed modulation scheme and channelization plan will help cable shoot for bigger broadband

SoftCOM: Huawei's Take on SDN
News Analysis | 10/19/2012

Huawei has a vision to take wide area comms networks to 'all IT'

ATIS Weighs In on SDN Standards
News Analysis | 10/19/2012

The North American standards group promises to move fast in devising best practices for implementing SDN

BBWF 2012: Is Europe Too Risk Averse?
LRTV Interviews | 10/19/2012

Heavy Reading analysts Graham Finnie and Gabriel Brown discuss the apparent unwillingness of European operators to match their peers in Asia/Pacific and North America when it comes to major investments in fixed-line broadband

CTIA's View of Mobile Security
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/19/2012

Security, privacy and cyber-threat issues are increasing concerns throughout the mobile industry

Google to Light Up Second Fiberhood
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/19/2012

Also: Docsis 3.1 placed on a fast track; SCTE rallies for Docsis 3.1; Netflix brings command and control to the second screen

Top 5 Mobile M&A Deals in 2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/19/2012

The quintet of deals that will reshape the mobile world in 2012 and beyond

Euronews: NSN Gives Nokia a Lift
News Analysis | 10/19/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Networks joint venture perks up Nokia share price; Italian court rules that mobiles can cause tumors; Telenet profits double

Photos: SCTE Cable-Tec Expo 2012
Slide Shows | 10/19/2012

Segways on the floor, CCAPs on parade and Docsis 3.1 chatter were among the Kodak Moments we caught at this year's cable tech confab

Cisco SDN Expert Leaves for Brocade
News Analysis | 10/19/2012

The shuffling of top engineers continues as SDN creates new opportunities in networking

Motorola Mobility Sinks Google's Earnings
News Analysis | 10/18/2012

Google's erstwhile Android flagship, Motorola Mobility, is a drag on the search giant's Q3, according to analysts

Docsis 3.1 Targets 10-Gig Downstream
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/18/2012

Aiming for 10-gig down and 1-gig upstream, the cable guys expect to wrap Docsis 3.1 specs next year, with products coming in 2014

Diving Into Docsis 3.1
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/18/2012

Jorge Salinger of Comcast and Mark Palazzo of Cisco break down what's on the horizon for cable's next-gen IP platform

Gearing Up for Docsis 3.1
LRTV Interviews | 10/18/2012

Cisco's Mark Palazzo explains how Docsis 3.1 will fit into the company's product roadmap for network equipment and broadband modems

Talking Docsis 3.1
LRTV Interviews | 10/18/2012

Comcast's Jorge Salinger talks about the goals of Docsis 3.1 and how it will be designed to work with previous generations of cable's IP data platform

AT&T Eyes Expanding U-verse
News Analysis | 10/18/2012

The 18M access lines that didn't get U-verse might see an upgrade

Verizon Sells 4.5M 4G LTE Devices in Q3
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2012

Among them, Verizon sells 3M 4G Androids and 650,000 LTE-capable iPhone 5s as carrier ramps up LTE coverage to 419 markets

Motorola's Upstream Booster Gets a Lift
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/18/2012

Also: TiVo advances patent fight with Motorola; TW Cable and Bright House move to streamline TV Everywhere; Aereo lands on the PC

Sprint Buys Back Controlling Stake in Clearwire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2012

Deal should give SoftBank-Sprint a path to deploy a new faster LTE TDD 4G network in the US

AlcaLu Job Cuts to Hit 5,500
EuroBlog | 10/18/2012

9:00 AM Many Alcatel-Lucent jobs to go in France as restructuring details are released

APAC Boosts NSN's Q3
News Analysis | 10/18/2012

Stronger sales in Asia/Pacific, particularly Japan and South Korea, boosts revenue and margins at Nokia Siemens Networks

Next Steps for Carrier Wi-Fi
LRTV Interviews | 10/18/2012

Carrier Wi-Fi is still hot, explains Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown, and as the wireless industry works on connectivity management and network selection features, expect to hear more about the Wi-Fi Alliance's Passpoint program

Broadband Mix for Telekom Austria
LRTV Interviews | 10/18/2012

At the Broadband World Forum, Telekom Austria CEO Hannes Ametsreiter discusses the European operator's multi-technology broadband strategy, the use of vectoring, startup investments, working with Carlos Slim, and Scorsese's Taxi Driver

Euronews: Nokia Can't Stop Devices Slide
News Analysis | 10/18/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia's Q3 doesn't bode well for Lumia-based resurrection plan; Austria in the spotlight; Ofcom on the tariff warpath

Cricket Leaps Into 4G in Vegas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2012

LTE isn't just for Tucson anymore

BBWF 2012: Day 2 Review
EuroBlog | 10/17/2012

Networking the home was a hot topic during day 2 of the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam

Former Cablevision Exec Heads to Charter
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/17/2012

James Blackley is the latest former Cablevision exec to be reunited with Tom Rutledge at Charter

O2 Boots Out Ericsson Server After Outages
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2012

After two major network outages, the UK mobile operator will rip out an Ericsson server that caused the problems at a cost of $16M

Ericsson Gets Busy With BelAir
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2012

Ericsson's Wi-Fi embrace has spawned a big equipment contract, new products and a vision for roaming between Wi-Fi and cellular networks

Boxee Woos Cable With Broadband TV Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/17/2012

Also: Deluxe pitches super-sized TV Everywhere package; Cox and TW Cable CTOs do more for SCTE; Cisco tailors Videoscape for cable

The Lowdown on Service Provider SDN
LRTV Interviews | 10/17/2012

At the Broadband World Forum show in Amsterdam, Ericsson CTO Ulf Ewaldsson gives us the lowdown on Service Provider SDN and explains why the definition of software-defined networking needs to be expanded for the telecom sector

Euronews: TeliaSonera to Cut 2,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 10/17/2012

Also in today's EMEA news roundup: Europe's top FTTH markets; Telecom Italia preps LTE launch; and DT gets an ADN

Cisco, Citrix Get Friendly to Fight F5 Networks
News Analysis | 10/17/2012

Unable to topple the Layer 4 through 7 guys, Cisco is turning one of them into an intimate ally

Docsis 3.1 Will Change Cable's Data Channels
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/16/2012

To achieve multi-gigabit speeds without FTTH, cable will eventually shift from 6MHz-wide channels in favor of super-wide 200MHz channels

MetroPCS Investors Try to Block T-Mobile Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2012

Two MetroPCS shareholder suits in Dallas claim the T-Mobile deal undervalues the fifth-largest operator in the US

Defining 4G: What the Heck Is LTE TDD?
Jonestown | 10/16/2012

4:45 PM LTE TDD 4G might become much more familiar in the US thanks to the SoftBank play for a majority stake in Sprint

Tuning Up 4G Voice Services
LRTV Interviews | 10/16/2012

While voice over LTE (VoLTE) service launches are on target, according to Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown, challenges remain for the next-generation mobile voice services

Docsis 3.1 to Be Smarter, Faster & Cheaper
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/16/2012

The new CEO of CableLabs says the new specs will target 'multi-gigabit' speeds and be compatible with previous generations of Docsis

BBWF 2012: Day 1 Review
EuroBlog | 10/16/2012

10:45 AM SDN is grabbing the early headlines but there are more traditional topics, such as DSL and FTTH, coming down the pipe in Amsterdam

BBWF 2012: SDN Rules
LRTV Interviews | 10/16/2012

The Broadband World Forum show has opened with a welter of big-name announcements around SDN (software-defined networking), explains Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie

More Docsis 3.0 Gateways Gun for 1-Gig
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/16/2012

Also: Cable TV rivals lead in customer satisfaction; U-verse offers Viacom channels everywhere; HBO streams into Sweden

TW Cable Issues IP Set-Top RFP
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/16/2012

TW Cable launches a request for proposal (RFP) that will give more than a dozen suppliers a shot at the operator's IP video transition

Euronews: Telefónica Firms Up German IPO
News Analysis | 10/16/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson wants to redefine SDN; Jolla Mobile swaps out its CEO; Zain Saudi's losses widen; Vanjoki's at Vertu

Enablence Gives 100G a Shot in China
News Analysis | 10/16/2012

Everyone's favorite photonic integration long-shot will help a large Chinese vendor with 40G and 100G modules

Ericsson CTO: Let's Redefine SDN
News Analysis | 10/16/2012

Ericsson's CTO Ulf Ewaldsson sets the tone at the Broadband World Forum by proposing a new definition of SDN (software-defined networking)

Oh Look, a Talking Dog!
Jonestown | 10/15/2012

8:10 PM If SoftBank succeeds in its Sprint deal, let's hope its awesome Japanese ads also make the transition

MobileCON 2012 Photos: Faces in the Crowd
Slide Shows | 10/15/2012

Can you spot yourself in this last batch of photos from the fall CTIA show in San Diego?

Sprint: We're Keeping Unlimited
Jonestown | 10/15/2012

3:25 PM But what happens to Clearwire? A Heavy Reading analyst ponders the future of Sprint's WiMax partner

Sprint: SoftBank Will Not Change Network Vision
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/15/2012

The $20.1B cash infusion will not change the timetable for Sprint's 3G and 4G LTE upgrades

Cloudscaling Offers Amazon & Google Federation
News Analysis | 10/15/2012

The latest version of OCS brings new functionality to a private cloud platform designed for public scale

Cablevision Might Sell Country, Stay Rock 'n' Roll
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2012

Also: Providence dumps Hulu stake; ActiveVideo spins out something

Inside Telefonica's Startup Incubator
Slide Shows | 10/15/2012

Want to see what goes on inside a Telefonica Digital Wayra startup academy? Then you've come to the right place…

Cable-Tec Expo 2012: 7 Hot Topics
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2012

Docsis 3.1's big reveal, CCAP updates, the new digital home, a focus on innovation and wireless wizardry will be on our agenda

Arris Unleashes a Monster CMTS
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2012

Arris takes on Cisco and other cable access rivals with the E6000, a CCAP-capable device that will initially function as a high-density CMTS

Cable Cleared to Encrypt Basic TV Tiers
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2012

And the FCC's ruling that the top MSOs need to help retail IP-connected devices receive encrypted basic TV signals makes Boxee happy too

Euronews: SFR, Numericable Discuss Merger
News Analysis | 10/15/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia closes Vertu sale; AlcaLu sheds staff in India; Virgin Mobile looking to expand; O2 outage hits UK again

Softbank to Pay $20B for 70% Sprint Stake
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/15/2012

Japan's Softbank will invest $20.1B for a 70% stake in Sprint Nextel, which says the infusion will help it compete with Verizon and AT&T

ZTE Reports Losses, Plans Closures
News Analysis | 10/15/2012

Chinese vendor plans to cut jobs and close offices in overseas markets following a dip into the red in the first nine months of 2012

4G in the UK
LRTV Interviews | 10/15/2012

Will EE gain a commercial advantage in the U.K. market by launching 4G services ahead of its rivals? Not necessarily, reckons Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown

MobileCON 2012 Photos: Dan's Tour
Jonestown | 10/12/2012

6:00 PM I brought my own device so you don't have to! Taking in the sights at MobileCON 2012 in San Diego

Cable Whips Up Some Wireless
The Bauminator | 10/12/2012

5:40 PM If you're heading to Cable-Tec Expo, don't miss our breakfast session on the industry's mobile and wireless broadband maneuvers

The Amazing Invisible iPad Mini
Jonestown | 10/12/2012

4:50 PM Oh, hey, what happened to the sure thing that was the iPad Mini?

Humax Takes Comcast Angle Into US Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/12/2012

Humax is getting aggressive with a US cable strategy that includes a shot at supplying IP-only client boxes and HD-DTAs to Comcast

Clearwire Stock Surge Could Help Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/12/2012

Also: DirecTV does more than dream about Genie HD-DVR; TriQuint preps a fatter cable upstream; Moto locks up Massillon's OTT video

Metaswitch Forum 2012: The CxO Show
The Philter | 10/12/2012

11:00 AM Metaswitch CEO John Lazar and CTO Martin Taylor talk about the company's place in an evolving network and its future as a software-focused business

Chips Race to Absorb the Line Card
News Analysis | 10/12/2012

The network processor is expanding its reach up to applications and services, possibly intensifying the rivalry between two chipmakers

MobileCON 2012: Mobile in Flux
Jonestown | 10/12/2012

8:00 AM Can either Sprint or T-Mobile grow their subscriber base as an unlimited 4G operator?

Cisco Piles Pressure on Huawei
News Analysis | 10/12/2012

General counsel's blog highlights discrepancies in Chinese vendor's interpretation of the Cisco vs Huawei intellectual property dispute

Euronews: Huawei, ZTE to Share $1.3B Project
News Analysis | 10/12/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Ethiopian mega-deal for Chinese pair; AlcaLu does APIs; Telefónica sheds contact center unit; French bill-shock

Policy Train Still Rolling, But to Where?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/11/2012

The policy and DPI express train is taking on new carriages as it chugs along, but what exactly is the destination?

FreedomPop's Mobile Data Moves
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2012

The Clearwire MVNO may be a plus-one data service now, but it'd like to replace more expensive mobile data plans at Tier 1s and eventually compete in the living room as well

Why Arista Doesn't Like ASICs
News Analysis | 10/11/2012

Andy Bechtolsheim shares some thoughts about Moore's Law, networking chip design and the state of 100G

Softbank: Sprint's Asian Savior?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2012

After being repeatedly linked to SK Telecom, Sprint may have actually found a buyer that can fund its 4G: Japan's Softbank

Telefónica: In APIs We Trust
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2012

Telefónica Digital's BlueVia is on a mission to bring telcos, APIs, Web services platforms and developers together – just don't mention WAC!

MobileCON 2012 Photos: Fall Into CTIA!
Slide Shows | 10/11/2012

Taking in the serious business of wireless at the latest CTIA show in sunny San Diego

TiVo Stays On a Tier 2 Tear
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2012

Also: TiVo opens up for apps; Malone says Starz could use a 'big brother'; Ceton sets media extender launch; Chapter 11 doesn't slow down Contec

Ericsson Adapts to the TV Streaming Challenge
News Analysis | 10/11/2012

Ericsson hopes to fix a problem that pops up when multiple devices on a home network try to stream video at the same time.

Mobile With a Fruity Flavor
EuroBlog | 10/11/2012

When Everything Everywhere re-branded, why didn't it go down the fruit route instead of opting for the ridiculous EE?

HP's Saar Gillai: Putting SDN in Perspective
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2012

Saar Gillai, the CTO of HP Networking, discusses the value that service providers can get from software defined networking

2013: Richer Services on 4G?
Jonestown | 10/11/2012

8:05 AM 2013 might just be about more capacity and coverage on LTE networks in the U.S.

Raco Blesses T-Mobile's Marriage to MetroPCS
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2012

John Horn, president of M2M services firm Raco Wireless, says a merged T-Mobile and MetroPCS means increased 2G capacity, a broader customer reach and infinite connected device possibilities for M2M

Euronews: Ericsson Secures €500M R&D Loan
News Analysis | 10/11/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Skype co-founder builds startup fund; Telenor's 4G fairy tale; AlcaLu helps smart grids in Saxony

Juniper Primes Its Edge Router Lineup
News Analysis | 10/11/2012

There's a really large MX router on the books now, but the bigger story is the continued emphasis on router-based services

Smartphones' Split Personality
Que Sera Sarah | 10/10/2012

6:30 PM Helping enterprises offer their employees a work/life balance, right on their smartphones, is an important opportunity for wireless operators

Bango Fits the Bill for Wireless Operators
LRTV Interviews | 10/10/2012

A carrier payments vendor is helping take wireless operators from app stores to digital purchases to the physical world with mobile payments and analytics

Acme Still Hears MetroPCS's 4G Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2012

MetroPCS does not plan to stop offering VoLTE services, a senior Acme Packet exec tells Light Reading Mobile

RIM Balances Enterprise Ambitions With BYOD
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2012

CIO Robin Bienfait talks up its enterprise-friendly features like BlackBerry Balance, security and apps, but welcomes iOS and Android devices into the mix

Verizon: 4G Questions Still in the Air
Jonestown | 10/10/2012

2:15 PM Verizon's celebration of beating its 400-market deadline left some lingering questions about future upgrades of 4G LTE on its network

New Slingboxes Stream TV at 1080p HD
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/10/2012

Also: Netflix CEO to leave Microsoft board; Comcast hires new California leader

HP's Saar Gillai: The SDN Advantage
The Philter | 10/10/2012

10:45 AM Saar Gillai, the CTO of HP Networking, discusses the overall opportunity for software-defined networking and HP's perspective on this new way of thinking about networks

Cisco, Humax & Technicolor Join Comcast's Crew
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/10/2012

They're the latest known set-top makers to license Comcast's Reference Design Kit for IP-connected devices

Small-Cells Shakeout Looms
Wireless Bits | 10/10/2012

8:00 AM As Infonetics Research says small-cell volumes won't be big enough to support the current crop of vendors, I've chosen some potential M&A candidates

Euronews: UK Spooks Back to Haunt Huawei
News Analysis | 10/10/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: UK security committee could be next to have a go at Chinese vendor; TeliaSonera defends CEO decision; patents pow-wow

Telefónica, Telenor Team on APIs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2012

Telenor is set to team up with the Spanish giant's BlueVia platform

Policy Management: Ripe for Change
LRTV Documentaries | 10/10/2012

With the first wave of policy server deployments almost complete, vendors and service providers need to rethink their strategies to take full advantage of policy capabilities, says Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie

Mobile CON Preview
LRTV Soundbites | 10/10/2012

MetroPCS Changes Course on 4G Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2012

The plan for the combined T-Mobile/MetroPCS seems to veer away from voice-over-LTE

MobileCON 2012: Sprint Gets a 4G Tablet & More NFC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Sprint has its first 4G tablet and may be pulling ahead as the premier carrier for NFC capabilities in the US

CSPs Go Shopping for CEM
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/9/2012

Customer experience management is gaining ground in service provider organizations, and their budget dollars will follow

The Short, Fast & Crazy Life of 4G (So Far)
Jonestown | 10/9/2012

5:45 PM It's amazing how many 4G LTE devices you can buy in the US now given how little network coverage most carriers have deployed so far

SeaChange Vs. Arris
The Bauminator | 10/9/2012

5:20 PM Welcome back to the VoD squabble that never ends....

MobileCON 2012: Verizon Beats 2012 4G Target
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Verizon Wireless will have 410 markets up and running with 4G LTE by Oct. 18, the operator's CTO says

Enterprise RFPs Are Up – Contracts Not So Much
News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Sales cycles are getting longer, but reasons vary from political uncertainty to technological complexity

Finisar Shrinks Cable's Optics
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Finisar breaks out a miniature, power-saving optical module, tailored for cable networks, that will plug in to next-gen access gear

UK Kicks Off 5G R&D
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Get ready for 5G as researchers in the UK start work on developing the next generation of mobile technology

Boxee May Be Adding DVR Features
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Also: Consumers are finding pay-TV savings; This Technology adds cable vets, opens Denver digs; Wipro tailors pre-paid broadband for US cable

Harmonic Lines Up CCAP Trials
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Harmonic says it has eight lab trials with US cable operators lined up as it rolls out its first integrated CCAP product

Cyan Reaches for the Metro Core
News Analysis | 10/9/2012

A booster shot for the Z77 packet-optical system gives Cyan a way to target router bypass in the core, a method Verizon likes to talk about

Euronews: Key Marketing Man Exits Nokia
News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica goes large on Big Data; MegaFon plans London IPO; ADVA does ROADMs in Belgium

Alcatel-Lucent Enhances VDSL2 Vectoring
News Analysis | 10/9/2012

Vendor negates the need to upgrade customer premises equipment in VDSL2 vectoring rollouts

tw telecom Rails Against AT&T's Proposal
News Analysis | 10/8/2012

If the FCC grants AT&T's request to lift wholesale requirements, companies could lose out on advanced services, a CEO tells Comptel

Calix: At Home in Britain
News Analysis | 10/8/2012

U.S. vendor adds to its collection of fiber-to-the-home deployments in the U.K.

Cox Aligns With New Starz Streams
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2012

Also: HBO Nordic adds Starz to the OTT menu; Dish mothballs its Netflix competitor; FreedomPop adds cable to its broadband targets

Verizon Gets Personal With Mobile Management
News Analysis | 10/8/2012

Verizon's business unit offers a cloud-based way for enterprises to more easily manage the proliferation of mobile devices used by employees

Suddenlink Activates TiVo Stream
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2012

With a debut in Lubbock, Texas, Suddenlink becomes the first cable operator to lease out TiVo's new video transcoding device

Morega Tackles Video Portability
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2012

With a former Motorola exec at the helm, Morega aims to help cable operators develop multi-screen TV strategies

Ruckus Wireless Goes for an IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2012

Wi-Fi firm Ruckus files for an initial public offering that could raise up to $100M

Euronews: UK's Broadband Plan Gets EU Nod
News Analysis | 10/8/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: UK government's £530M broadband assist set for green light; Vivendi looks to sell Maroc Telecom stake; QTel ups Kuwait interest

US vs Huawei/ZTE: The Verdict
AsiaBlog | 10/8/2012

5:00 AM No shock as House Intelligence Committee warns that Chinese companies should not be trusted

How EMC Could Declare War on Cisco
Craig's A-List | 10/5/2012

5:50 PM There's no sign it would actually happen, but one analysis of EMC buying Juniper brings up some interesting ideas

Photos: Metaswitch Forum 2012
Slide Shows | 10/5/2012

The Metaswitch team gathered in Florida for tech talk, Harry Potter, football, gold medal winners and plenty of swimming pools

Photos: AT&T's 4G Gadget Bonanza
Slide Shows | 10/5/2012

Ma Bell gets hip on NYC's Lower East Side with a flood of new 4G phones, tablets and even a connected camera for its holiday lineup

Patent Power
The Bauminator | 10/5/2012

12:55 PM ActiveVideo used it to vanquish Verizon, but CEO says the vendor will be careful not to abuse it

Ready. Set. Innovate
How IOCee It | 10/5/2012

10:00 AM The Metaswitch Forum reminds us that technology isn't really the stumbling block preventing carriers becoming more Internet-centric service providers

OS Watch: AT&T Racks Up the iPhone Alternatives
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2012

Also: Microsoft works on Nook; HP sits out 2013; RIM leaks its 'best' BlackBerry yet; Starbucks brews up more mobility

Huawei Mulls IPO
Rumors | 10/5/2012

Euronews: FT Commits to 4,000 New French Jobs
News Analysis | 10/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: France Telecom steadies nerves with recruitment pledge; TIM Brasil offloads with Aptilo; Google eyes new UK HQ

Contec Nears Bankruptcy Exit
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2012

Also: Cablevision and Disney add TV Everywhere; 4K TV demand to suck wind; new cable connectors shield off LTE interference

Sprint Could Counter-Bid for MetroPCS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2012

The Sprint board reportedly could intervene to stop T-Mobile from taking the US pre-paid crown

Verizon's 4G/Cable Combo Expands
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/4/2012

Verizon Wireless hooks up with Cox in Kansas, Arkansas and Nebraska, and with TW Cable in Hawaii

2 Execs Become Cisco Presidents
News Analysis | 10/4/2012

If you're keeping score in Cisco's chain of succession, you knew Rob Lloyd and Gary Moore were already near the top of the list

Google May Cut Deeper at Motorola
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/4/2012

An SEC filing suggests 20% might not be enough

Why 9.2 Is the Magic Number
EuroBlog | 10/4/2012

2:20 PM That's €9.2B earmarked for broadband stimulus investment

Cisco Gets Some SDN Help
News Analysis | 10/4/2012

Cloud computing startup vCider might become Cisco's answer to the VMware/Nicira acquisition

Cozying Up to OTT
The Bauminator | 10/4/2012

1:00 PM The pay-TV and OTT providers still don't love each other, but an Amdocs study suggests tension between them is easing

The Myths About SDN
LRTV Documentaries | 10/4/2012

Software defined networking is a new concept for many. We've discussed it with some industry proponents from Contrail Systems, Extreme Networks, vArmour, Embrane and HP

Dish May Seek Spectrum Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/4/2012

Also: Cablevision rolls out cloud-based guide; Bright House adds modem rental fee; BlackArrow splices and targets ads on all screens

Docsis 3.1 to Be Revealed at Cable-Tec Expo
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/4/2012

An operator-studded panel will offer details about new specs that will super-size cable broadband

Adtran Heralds a Tough Winter
News Analysis | 10/4/2012

Wrap up warm … there's an icy wind blowin' across broadband capex county and it's already sending a chill up Adtran's pants

Ericsson in Front Seat for US LTE Gear
Jonestown | 10/4/2012

6:50 AM T-Mobile/MetroPCS deal consolidates Ericsson's position as a key LTE supplier to the big four mobile operators in the US

BBWF 2012: Vectoring's Potential
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2012

Ahead of the Broadband World Forum show in Amsterdam, Heavy Reading Chief Analyst Graham Finnie talks about the potential of vectoring for DSL broadband service providers, the impact it may have on GPON and why his beer glass may be half empty in the Dutch capital

Euronews: Telefónica to Flatline, Says S&P
News Analysis | 10/4/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Spanish giant sells its private jets to make ends meet; managers charged in Telekom Austria probe; EE names LTE day

The Future of Metaswitch
The Philter | 10/4/2012

6:00 AM Back in the driver's seat at Metaswitch, John Lazar is looking at the road ahead to see what kind of company his firm ought to be next

Citrix Puts a Higher-Layer Spin on SDN
News Analysis | 10/3/2012

The Netscaler platform could become a central figure in future SDN implementations, if Citrix and its partners get their way

Terremark Bemoans Lack of Standards
News Analysis | 10/3/2012

A dearth of standards means Terremark has to work harder to get some enterprises to embrace the cloud, an exec tells an LR Live! audience

DT's Best US Exit Bet
Wireless Bits | 10/3/2012

4:40 PM With MetroPCS deal, is Deutsche Telekom finally saying auf wiedersehen to its US investment?

Openet: The Legal Brakes Are Off
News Analysis | 10/3/2012

Having prevailed in its court battle with Amdocs, Openet is looking forward to accelerating some strategic initiatives

BBWF 2012: Canny Couple
EuroBlog | 10/3/2012

Why cloud and broadband make good bedfellows for the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam

T-Mobile/MetroPCS Wants to be 4G 'Value-Leader'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2012

4G spectrum is a key reason for merging T-Mobile and MetroPCS, and this isn't the Sprint-Nextel merger all over again, says the new T-Mob CEO

Meet Comcast's IP-Only Set-Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/3/2012

Here's a sneak peek at the XI3, an IP-only hi-def client device under development at Comcast and made by Pace

T-Mobile, MetroPCS to Merge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2012

T-Mobile and MetroPCS to merge to create a 42.5M subscriber US mobile operator pushing toward unlimited 4G

Comcast Gets Closer to a Clearwire Sell-Off
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/3/2012

Also: TW Cable packs on business services muscle; TiVo's Comcast universe expands; ThinkAnalytics does Mediaroom

Carriers Plunge Into an LTE Patent Pool
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2012

Despite skepticism about the effectiveness of patent pools, AT&T, Clearwire, Telefonica and seven others join forces to protect their 4G IP

Euronews: Nokia Considers Espoo HQ Sale
News Analysis | 10/3/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Handset giant could become a tenant; UK 4G services will start in H1 2013; Telefónica plans IPO for German unit

New CEO for Subex
AsiaBlog | 10/3/2012

5:30 AM SPIT vendor to name new chief

Is MetroPCS DT's Magenta Exit?
Jonestown | 10/2/2012

5:35 PM A T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger could be Deutsche Telekom's way to lessen its stake in the US market, one analyst reckons

Gray-Market Optics Get a Brand Name
News Analysis | 10/2/2012

A hardware reseller is offering generic optical modules, trying to topple the premiums charged by some companies (*cough* Cisco *cough*)

Charter Makes Its Move
The Bauminator | 10/2/2012

4:40 PM New Charter CEO Tom Rutledge continues to leave his mark as the operator gets ready to complete its turnaround

Huawei's R&D Man Quits for EMC
News Analysis | 10/2/2012

John Roese, the former Nortel exec who had been a key part of Huawei's North American ambitions, has moved on

T-Mobile in Talks to Buy MetroPCS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2012

T-Mobile could be poised to battle it out with Sprint to be the 4G unlimited data carrier of choice in the US

Startup Jolla Revives MeeGo in China
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2012

Finnish startup Jolla reveals plans to develop a new mobile ecosystem for the Chinese market based on the MeeGo OS

TWC Wants Piece of Google Fiber's Sweet Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/2/2012

Also: Supreme Court to hear Comcast system-clustering case; Charter and Cox tee up new corporate digs; new Slingboxes spotted

TW Cable Could Reap $300M From Modem Fee
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/2/2012

Analyst says about 90% of the operator's 10.8 million cable modem customers could be affected by a new $3.95 monthly fee

Cisco's Core Router Gets Optical Genes
News Analysis | 10/2/2012

The company puts a dose of packet-optical into the core, offering a multilayer control plane for the CRS-3

Openet Wins Legal Battle With Amdocs
News Analysis | 10/2/2012

Irish policy control specialist fends off Amdocs after two years in court, opening up the way for a potential IPO

Euronews: Will UK Fast-Track 4G Auction?
News Analysis | 10/2/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: UK 4G auction date may be brought forward; NSN sells IPTV assets to Accenture; ADVA in Polish position

Cisco SDN Exec Joins Arista
News Analysis | 10/2/2012

The lure of software-defined networking has drawn another executive away from a big-company haven

Analyst: T-Mobile Is M&A Challenger for Sprint
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2012

Raymond James analyst Ric Prentiss writes that T-Mobile's latest moves position it as a challenger to Sprint for smaller M&A deals in the US

LightSquared: The Company That Won't Die
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2012

The would-be 4G provider is back with an altered plan for a wholesale 4G network -- and for its survival

Juniper Says Layoffs Don't Target QFabric
News Analysis | 10/1/2012

In cutting 5% of its workforce, Juniper says it isn't picking on any particular product

NSN Offloads More IPTV Assets
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/1/2012

Accenture is the latest company to grab a piece of the Nokia Siemens Networks empire

Comcast, TiVo Blaze Different Set-Top Paths
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/1/2012

For leased IP-capable devices, TiVo is centering on its Hardware Porting Kit, while Comcast leans on its Reference Design Kit (RDK)

FreedomPop Sparks Mobile Internet Free-for-All
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2012

MVNO targets AT&T and Verizon with a 'freemium' mobile broadband service that runs on Clearwire's WiMax network, with Sprint LTE on deck

STB Repair Firm Plots a Bolt From Bankruptcy
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/1/2012

Also: Cablevision squares off with Dish; Hughes lights up faster broadband bird; Comcast chips in on wireless gateway innovation

Euronews: NSN Overhauls LTE Offer
News Analysis | 10/1/2012

As Europe nurses its Ryder Cup hangover, today's EMEA action sees NSN revamp its LTE offering and Nokia beginning its Lumia fire sale

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