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Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets help Ericsson increase its revenues and margins in the third quarter.
Virtual Mobile Core – Why? And When?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/24/2014  |  Post a comment
When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?
1959 Newsreel: Make Phone Calls – From Cars!
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/24/2014  |  7 comments
Also: A gloriously complicated homemade answering machine from the same year, and flappers in 1922 make their own mobile phone.
Juniper Pummeled by Weak Carrier Demand
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  3 comments
Juniper is the latest vendor to be hit by slowed carrier purchasing.
Roku Raises $25M, But for What?
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  13 comments
Roku has raised another $25 million in private equity funds, but how will it use the money in the increasingly competitive media streaming market?
AT&T: Merger Review Halt Won't Hurt Us
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  19 comments
Despite the FCC stopping the clock on review, AT&T says it's still confident that the Commission will approve its DirecTV buyout in the first half of 2015.
Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  6 comments
A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.
Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; Telefónica's IoT Lego.
Drones Hover Over the IoT Sector
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  18 comments
A startup shows how drone-collected data could combine with analytics capabilities to make industries smarter.
Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  3 comments
As HBO and CBS move ahead with their à la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.
Brocade Wants to Be Red Hat of OpenDaylight
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2014  |  3 comments
But Red Hat is already the Red Hat of ODL.
AT&T Adds 500K Connected Cars in Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  8 comments
AT&T says 500,000 new connected cars are now on the road and on its network as it adds more than 2M wireless users in Q3.
Infinera Beats Sector Blues With Revenue Jump, Bright Outlook
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  3 comments
Infinera met revenue guidance and beat estimates for the third quarter, while providing a positive outlook for Q4.
VMware Touts Strong NSX Growth
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  Post a comment
NSX has more than 250 paying customers and is "gaining significant momentum and industry validation."
Because CableCARD Never Dies
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
TiVo wants the FCC to uphold its CableCARD mandate, even as it seeks a STB rule waiver and Verizon tries to get the entire mandate overturned.
Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  19 comments
At an event focused on connected devices, the City of San Jose's CIO suggests a broader purpose for the IoT.
Kroes Decries Divided Europe
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Outgoing EC digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes invokes Elvis Presley, delivers her final speech to Europe's telcos and gives them a right old roasting.
Analysts Warn of Major NFV Gaps
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  13 comments
Neither the ETSI NFV group nor the new OPNFV are addressing key issues around orchestration that are likely to bog down deployment, they warn.
Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.
Why LTE Isn't a No-Brainer for Utilities – Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/22/2014  |  1 comment
Because of difficulty acquiring spectrum, many utilities are forgoing LTE, and turning to legacy technologies such as CDMA and WiMax.
A Legacy Worth Saving
Column  | 
10/22/2014  |  2 comments
Operators can cut the cost and complexity of extending legacy services to all-IP environments.
TWC Joins DVR Wars in NYC & LA
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  4 comments
Time Warner Cable is introducing an upgraded "Enhanced DVR" service in its NYC and LA markets as part of its broader TWC Maxx initiative.
Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  5 comments
Bullish predictions for NG-PON2 are coming from at least two of the fixed broadband sector's lead protagonists, with AlcaLu and Huawei both gunning for early market entry.
Online Viewing Goes Over the Top
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  3 comments
Online TV viewing is way up, with game consoles and OTT devices topping the TV Everywhere charts, according to Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report.
FiOS: New Subs Down, Upload Speeds Up
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  2 comments
While video and data subs growth keeps slipping for Verizon's FTTP platform, FiOS is still making inroads against cable with higher data speeds and other new features.
Verizon: Multicast Is 'a Year Away'
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  3 comments
Verizon says it is ready to deliver mobile TV over LTE. It's just waiting for the devices and content providers to catch on.
CenturyLink Partners for Vegas Data Center
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  1 comment
Switch SUPERNAP offers gold-plated data center footprint in strategic partnership for expanding CenturyLink cloud and managed services.
M2M & IoT Growth Demands More Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets will grow exponentially, requiring more robust testing solutions.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland Turns to Ericsson for VoLTE
News Analysis  | 
10/21/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM salivates over Christmas device sales; VimpelCom sells African units; Virgin does fiber-to-the-monkeyhangers.
Apple's New iPads: Built for the Enterprise
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/20/2014  |  4 comments
New security features will make it easier for carriers to sell iPads to enterprise customers.
Winds of Change Blow NFV at HP
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/20/2014  |  1 comment
Despite recent shake-ups, HP remains committed to NFV, an executive says.
Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  4 comments
GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.
CableLabs Slates DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
CableLabs schedules the first two D3.1 Interops for the first week of December and mid-January, but it's not clear yet which equipment vendors will participate.
Infinera Looks to Rise Above Capex Concerns
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  1 comment
Infinera is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings this week, potentially free of the capex drag other vendors have noted.
Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at Kansas HQ
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  3 comments
Sprint cuts jobs at its HQ, with more layoffs expected.
Incognito Unveils New QoE Solution for CPE
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Launching its first major product update since last month's acquisition by Volaris Group, Incognito announced the Auto Configuration Server 3.0, a home networking management solution for broadband CPE.
Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland to Slash Jobs
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Daisy Group buyout; Vodafone begins LTE-Advanced rollout in UK; cloud dampens SAP's outlook.
The Human Gain of the Smart Home
Column  | 
10/20/2014  |  8 comments
Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.
Samsung: Taste the 5G Rainbow!
News Analysis  | 
10/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Samsung builds on millimeter wave radio tests with 7.5Gbit/s outdoor transmission, and tries to define some 5G 'pillars.'
SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray  | 
10/17/2014  |  2 comments
A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.
Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2014  |  5 comments
The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.
Eurobites: DT, Orange Back in EE Sale Talks
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefónica uses Huawei's XG-PON in Spain; job losses likely at Ziggo.
Google Debuts Android TV Player
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2014  |  7 comments
Aiming once again at the TV set, Google introduces the Nexus Player, which will compete in the growing media streaming market with boxes from Amazon, Apple and Roku.
iPad Air 2 Lets Users Switch Carriers Any Time
News Analysis  | 
10/17/2014  |  16 comments
A new Apple SIM chip lets customers pick a different carrier every time they sign up for a short-term wireless plan.
NYC Subway Wireless No Cure for Ebola Fears
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  8 comments
The MTA, Transit Wireless and major carriers came to Queens to unveil the next phase of the underground wireless projects, but some members of the press had other ideas.
Google: Carriers & Cloud Providers Need to Cooperate
Wagner’s Ring  | 
10/16/2014  |  12 comments
Enterprises demand performance and security in cloud applications that require cloud providers and carriers to work together.
CBS Takes OTT Plunge
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  10 comments
CBS launches an over-the-top subscription service for $5.99 per month with on-demand content, select live TV streams and advertising.
Cisco: Carrier IoT Role Still Taking Shape
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  3 comments
At an industry event exploring the Internet of Things, the specific role of network operators remains largely undefined.
Colt Preps Next-Gen OSS for NFV, SDN
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  Post a comment
European operator already has virtualized functions up and running – now it's going to revamp its OSS.
Meet The New IP Tee
News Analysis  | 
10/16/2014  |  2 comments
IP is the new black (T-shirt) -- find out how to get one of these for your own self.
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