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DOCSIS 3.1 Makes Debut
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2013  |  11 comments
CableLabs' new broadband spec will bring multi-gigabit speeds to cable industry, fueling more speed wars with FTTP and telcos.
Sprint Sparks Up Vendors for Faster 4G LTE
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2013  |  4 comments
Sprint is using AlcaLu, NSN, and Samsung for its LTE TDD rollout and says it has tri-mode devices ready to support its planned 'Spark' service.
TM Forum Sees Catalyst Role in NFV
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2013  |  4 comments
Day-long session with NFV ISG highlights major management challenges for virtualization, some of which the Forum plans to tackle.
Vendors' Q4 Outlooks Spooking Market
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2013  |  8 comments
Cyan and Calix join a growing list of vendors issuing soft revenue guidance for the current quarter.
Euronews: Alcatel-Lucent Shifts Into Gear
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2013  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT counts the cost of sport; Nokia scores patents victory over HTC; Telenor heads in right direction.
Digital Disruption 2013: Snaps From San Jose
Slide Shows  | 
10/31/2013  |  18 comments
What does Digital Disruption look like in pictures? Easy. There's panels and speakers (the digital) and zombies, flamenco dancers, and drinks galore (the disruption).
Timeline for NFV Still Hazy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/31/2013  |  10 comments
A virtualized network is easy to predict – but timing its deployment is not.
Look Inside T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' Transformation
News Analysis  | 
10/31/2013  |  10 comments
For the IT department, T-Mobile's new 'uncarrier' tactics took a lot of difficult, SPIT-driven changes inside the company.
Comcast Spreads IP Video Love
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  7 comments
Comcast races to wrap up its X1 rollout as it prepares to launch a more advanced X2 service and license its X1 platform to other MSOs.
Sprint Plans to Add 4G LTE Urban Heft in 2014
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  15 comments
Sprint says on Q3 call it will complete initial LTE deployment by mid-2014 and add 100M PoPs on faster 2.5GHz LTE in 2014 with small cells in the mix to boost network coverage.
Wheeler Takes FCC Reins
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  14 comments
US Senate confirms veteran telecom lobbyist as new FCC chair after Cruz lifts hold.
Carriers Say SDN Won't Save Capex
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  18 comments
CenturyLink and Sprint agree that virtualization will get services to market faster, but it won't initially pay off in lower costs.
Australian Govt Confirms Huawei Ban
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  5 comments
Good news runs out for the Chinese vendor as Australia's attorney general says the ban must remain in place.
Getting Rural Telcos on the Services Bandwagon
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  2 comments
Telemedicine and connected schools are taking off: Will rural telcos be able to capitalize or be left at the station?
The Dark Side of IPv6
Column  | 
10/30/2013  |  6 comments
Carrier-grade NAT is controversial, but that hasn't stopped it from being the strategy some carriers adopt for their IPv4 address shortage.
Euronews: NSN Predicts LTE Spending Splurge
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC profits leap; Alierta reassures the Italians; Spanish patients unfazed by telemedicine.
Why Your Klout Score Really Matters
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/30/2013  |  13 comments
The more influence you get in the social media world, the more likely your service providers are to pay attention to you.
Verizon's Massive Integration 70% Complete
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  2 comments
Using cross-functional teams, Verizon Enterprise has found about 400 back-office systems to shut down in a push to be more efficient.
Li Ka-shing in the Hunt for EU Telcos
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  4 comments
The Hutchison Whampoa boss is hungry for expansion, and he's looking westwards...
For APIs, Codes Trump Specs
News Analysis  | 
10/30/2013  |  3 comments
API and OTT giants Apigee and Netflix stress that if you release the code, the rest of the industry will follow, specs or not.
Top 5 Telecom-Inspired Halloween Costumes
Slide Shows  | 
10/30/2013  |  4 comments
If a Sexy Ghost or Sexy Carlos Danger isn't your costume style, we've got a few telecom-inspired ideas that might just get you out the door and into that Halloween party this year.
Can Cable WiFi Scale?
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  6 comments
Industry experts tackle the challenges that cable WiFi must overcome at a Light Reading breakfast event.
Harmonic Grabs CCAP Ring
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  1 comment
Harmonic lands its first CCAP equipment order from an undisclosed MSO, joining Arris and Casa Systems in this emerging market.
Cut Products, Add People, Incubate
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  2 comments
Two normally highly paid consultants offer free advice to telcos at Digital Disruption on how to be more agile
Orange on the Partner Hunt in Silicon Valley
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  3 comments
Orange has set up camp in Silicon Valley to find startups with interesting services for its network, but it is more interested in partnering than acquiring talent.
Sprint Adds 45 New 4G LTE Markets
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  5 comments
Sprint is now at 230 LTE markets, including NYC, as it races T-Mobile for 4G bronze.
TWC Joins 100-Meg Club
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  6 comments
Time Warner Cable rolls out 100Mbit/s service in Los Angeles, with plans to follow suit in NYC and Hawaii shortly.
Moto Goes Modular
Que Sera Sarah  | 
10/29/2013  |  13 comments
Project Ara breaks the smartphone down into modular pieces, so consumers can swap in new modules for the latest and greatest rather than buy a new device.
Euronews: Italy Seeks Jobs Guarantee From Telefónica
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  11 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia in the black; Numericable IPO shares in demand; "li-fi" breakthrough; EE fans out 4G.
Healthcare.gov Outage Scars Verizon Terremark
DOS Attack  | 
10/29/2013  |  11 comments
An outage at a Verizon Terremark datacenter causes more problems from Healthcare.gov, while embarrassing Verizon in the datacenter market.
LTE: The Bridge to the Digital Divide
Column  | 
10/29/2013  |  4 comments
Spectrum and interoperability are the keys to allow competitive carriers to connect consumers in rural areas.
Verizon Leads With Double-Wide 4G
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  11 comments
In the US, at least, Verizon Wireless is leading the charge to 2x20MHz 4G LTE channels.
Putting TV Everywhere on Auto-Pilot
News Analysis  | 
10/29/2013  |  2 comments
Synacor unwraps white-label auto-authentication system for multi-screen video viewers.
Will TM Forum Disclose Role in SDN/NFV?
Rewired  | 
10/28/2013  |  12 comments
This week's event in San Jose will be the perfect place for the forum to explain what it's doing and how it might extend Frameworx.
TW Telecom’s Adam Saenger at Ethernet & SDN Expo
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/28/2013  |  1 comment
Saenger discusses tw telecom's innovation in the Ethernet space as both a service and distribution model.
RAD Announces D-NFV & Layer 3
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/28/2013  |  Post a comment
CEO Dror Bin announces RAD's Distributed NFV solution.
U-verse Overtakes FiOS
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2013  |  22 comments
AT&T's fiber-enabled TV juggernaut signs up near-record 265,000 video subs in Q3, surpassing Verizon FiOS' total.
More Apps for Arris
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2013  |  7 comments
AppCarousel will supply white-label app store to Arris's DreamGallery program guide.
Fall Into 4G: AT&T Adds LTE Markets
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2013  |  13 comments
Ma Bell is now at 441 live 4G LTE towns and cities.
Euronews: Spain Joins Prism Club
News Analysis  | 
10/28/2013  |  10 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Numericable preps IPO; BT feels hard done by in US; Austrian operators count cost of auction.
BBWF 2013: Picture Wrap
Slide Shows  | 
10/26/2013  |  2 comments
More pics from Amsterdam.
A Big Week for NFV
Shades of Ray  | 
10/25/2013  |  11 comments
The carrier-led network functions virtualization (NFV) group must build on its recent success and not be deflected from its core ideals.
Juniper Jettisons 280 Jobs
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  4 comments
The vendor cuts jobs and delivers a weak outlook after a positive third quarter that featured healthy service provider spending.
Comcast Set to Bundle Broadband & HBO
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  9 comments
Comcast bundle with 25 Mbit/s Internet and HBO acknowledges need for flexible content approaches.
Sprint Has Samsung 4G LTE Small Cells: Analyst
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  13 comments
Samsung is now supplying Sprint with indoor and outdoor LTE small cells, an industry analyst tells Light Reading.
NTCA CEO: US Needs 1 Rural Network Entity
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  11 comments
Independent telcos need to band together and speak with one voice to acquire lucrative contracts and better pricing on network technology.
Cox Picks New Biz Services Chief
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  3 comments
US MSO elevates one of Meeks' former lieutenants to head up growing $1.6B unit.
Ixia Chief Fails Veracity Test
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  10 comments
Test and measurement vendor's CEO gets bumped for bullsh***ing but, fortunately, founder and figurehead Errol Ginsberg's still in town.
CommScope Settles for Reduced IPO Price
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  5 comments
Connectivity equipment vendor is a listed company once again but not at the price its owners had hoped for.
Is Infinera Set for Verizon 100G Deal?
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2013  |  7 comments
Speculation in optical circles is that Infinera is set to land the second 100G spot at Verizon.
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