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Cox Is Latest Cable Co. to Eye Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  26 comments
Cox is advertising for a sales manager to help it develop small cell opportunities with wireless carriers.
NetScout Ramps as 4G Takes Off
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  Post a comment
Network monitoring and analytics specialist ends 2013 with a blowout quarter that sends its stock rocketing.
Comcast Scores With 49ers
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  9 comments
Comcast signs 10-year deal with San Francisco 49ers to wire the team's new football stadium for WiFi and Ethernet, hawk cable services, produce video programming, and more.
Samsung Gets Smartphone Shock: Only $31.3B in Q4
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  8 comments
Despite the big profit it's still bringing in, Samsung's smartphone sales are slipping amidst competition from the iPhone and cheaper Androids.
Juniper CEO Preps New Roadmap
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  3 comments
CEO has a new plan of action in mind, but in the meantime a strong fourth quarter gives Juniper some relief from activist investor pressure.
Euronews: Com Hem Edges Towards IPO
News Analysis  | 
1/24/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica refinances; KPN faces €30 million fine; Ziggo latest; BT invests in urban fiber.
Qualcomm Buys HP Mobile Patents
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  7 comments
Qualcomm grabs Palm patents and more from HP for core mobile OS technologies.
Comcast Eyes Electrical Surge
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  11 comments
The US MSO explores a possible partnership with NRG Energy to conduct a retail electricity trial in Pennsylvania.
Survey Says: Net Neutrality Debate Rages On
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  14 comments
Light Reading's readers say the federal appeals' court decision striking down the FCC rules won't stop the ongoing controversy.
TWC Whips Out SIP Trunking
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  2 comments
Second largest US MSO introduces SIP Trunk service in eastern regions as it steps up its pursuit of the commercial middle market.
Stoking 'Open' Minds
Rewired  | 
1/23/2014  |  1 comment
Just what does 'open' mean in the telecom world? I asked six carriers.
NSN Braces for Tough Start to 2014
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  6 comments
Now that it has consistent operating profitability, NSN is turning its attentions to boosting sales – but that's going to take time, says CEO.
Google Fiber Proceeds in Provo
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  4 comments
Gigabit pioneer opens registration in second market while AT&T expands its 1-Gig plans in Austin.
Euronews: Nokia's Handsets Go Out With a Whimper
News Analysis  | 
1/23/2014  |  15 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei struts its Euro stuff at Davos; UK mobile operators grumble about text-tapping; Telefónica tightens startup focus.
LT-Extreme: 4G Subs Use 10X More Data
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  3 comments
It's clear why operators are planning small cells when, according to JDSU's Arieso group, LTE subscribers are racking up much more data usage than their 3G peers.
Cisco Makes European CCAP Score
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
Danish MSO Stofa becomes first cable operator in Europe to deploy Cisco's modular CCAP solution.
VMware to Buy AirWatch for $1.54B
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  6 comments
VMware spends big on cash-rich AirWatch for mobile management smarts in a post-PC world.
Telco Big Data Market to Thrive
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
A Heavy Reading forecast suggests rich pickings for big data platform and analytics systems specialists targeting the communications sector.
NFV Takes Center Stage for TM Forum
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  5 comments
Six of the 13 expected Catalyst projects at the TM Forum Live event are related to NFV in some way -- a major change from 2013.
T-Mobile: The Uncarrier for the Unbanked?
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  10 comments
New Mobile Money service lets those that don't have a bank account pay bills with a T-Mobile-backed Visa card.
ThinkAnalytics Thinks Hollywood
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
Company adds movie trailer metadata from IVA to its TV search and recommendation engine.
Why Did Verizon Buy OnCue?
Column  | 
1/22/2014  |  6 comments
That's the one thing that nobody has convincingly answered in the Verizon/Intel Media deal yet.
Analyze This
LRTV Documentaries  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
There's more data than ever that can be analyzed by the telcos, but that's easier said than done.
Euronews: BT CEO Calls for Clarity on Data Security
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange may be dunroamin; AlcaLu scores subsea deal; WDM-PON in Austria.

South Korea Proclaims $1.5B 5G Push
News Analysis  | 
1/22/2014  |  1 comment
South Korea wants to be at the forefront of 5G developments and develop a larger and more influential network infrastructure sector.
FiOS Slows But Still Grows
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  7 comments
Verizon’s fiber-fed platform registers slower but steady growth in Q4, ending 2013 on a high note despite broadband price wars.
Cisco Small Cell Marketing Leader Leaves
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  7 comments
Keith Day takes over as small cell and carrier WiFi marketing leader for Cisco as Jared Headley leaves after 5 months in the job.
Com Hem Rolls Out Netflix
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  1 comment
Swedish cable operator becomes second major European MSO to launch Netflix on TiVo set-tops to video subscribers.
Verizon Snatches Intel Media Assets
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  13 comments
In another video deal, Verizon buys Intel's OnCue cloud TV platform for an undisclosed sum, with plans to integrate it into both FiOS TV and mobile operations.
Analyst: Infinera Loses VZ Deal to AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  25 comments
Last-minute pricing cut and CEO intervention has enabled Alcatel-Lucent to snatch long-haul WDM contract.
Verizon's 4G Strength Keeps It Above the Fray
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  6 comments
Verizon's strength in LTE means it hasn't had to respond to competitive pricing pressures, but that advantage may be short lived.
CenturyLink Brings Savvis Into Brand Alignment
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  7 comments
CenturyLink is putting a new label on its multiple cloud and managed service acquisitions, creating CenturyLink Technology Solutions.
Metro P-OTS 2.0 Has Arrived
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
1/21/2014  |  Post a comment
The numbers from the latest tracker report show that the next generation of metro packet-optical technology is here.
ONF Group to Explore SDN in LTE
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  3 comments
Huawei’s Dr. Serge Manning, appointed chair of the new Wireless and Mobile Working Group, focused on exploring how SDN can be used in mobile networks.
Euronews: BT, AlcaLu Claim Fiber Speed Record
News Analysis  | 
1/21/2014  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe to fuel rise in network gear spend; ONO plans IPO; Numericable in the frame for SFR?
Qualcomm Funds WiFi Upstart Fon
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  6 comments
WiFi-sharing specialist Fon Wireless closes a $14 million funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures.
Will 2014 Be G.hn's Year?
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  7 comments
HomeGrid Forum chief predicts that the home networking standard will finally start taking off in 2014 despite obstacles.
Learning From Mistakes
Column  | 
1/20/2014  |  4 comments
Although cable engineers may continue to increase the density of edge devices, is this really the right path to take?
ZTE Returns to the Black
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  2 comments
Chinese vendor has clawed its way out of the red but its sales might still be under pressure.
SoftBank's Son Keeps Sprint on Short Leash
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  31 comments
More layoffs may be imminent as the new top dog reorganizes the company to be more sales-focused and ditch its 'loser' mindset.
Subsea Surge: Telstra Upgrades 3 Routes
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  2 comments
Telstra Global uses Infinera's DTN-X to upgrade three submarine cable routes, the latest move in a rising tide of subsea upgrades.
Euronews: DT, SoftBank Back in Sprint Merger Talks
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar wants to get its hands on cable networks; Subex wins in North Africa, Middle East; Telefónica looks to cut Czech unit jobs.
SKT Preps Superfast LTE Demo for MWC
News Analysis  | 
1/20/2014  |  1 comment
South Korean operator will show MWC attendees how it can enable 4G services with downlink speeds up to 450 Mbit/s using three-band carrier aggregation capabilities.
Obama Weighs In on NSA Data Collection
Jonestown  | 
1/17/2014  |  17 comments
President wants to end NSA's bulk collection of phone records. Will that change the national security status quo?
SpiderCloud Eyes LTE Enterprise Small Cells in 2014
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2014  |  5 comments
CMO says the boxes are in trials now and is expecting commercial deployments in Q2 or Q3.
Kissing Cousins: Broadband & Pay TV
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2014  |  10 comments
New numbers from The Diffusion Group show that most US broadband users also subscribe to pay TV.
Defining SDN & NFV
Shades of Ray  | 
1/17/2014  |  18 comments
I get the feeling we may need these references in 2014…
Building a Business Case for VoLTE
Column  | 
1/17/2014  |  7 comments
The enterprise market provides operators with a launch pad for VoLTE services.
Euronews: EE's IPO Plan Put on Ice
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2014  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Carlos Slim ups stake in Telekom Austria; Ofcom slammed for 2G fees; M2M action in UK; Huawei's soccer match-up.
China Mobile Gets the iPhone
News Analysis  | 
1/17/2014  |  Post a comment
But in 2014, the network matters more.
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