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TWC Maxxes Out in KC
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Time Warner Cable continues its all-digital transition with a rollout of its TWC Maxx initiative in Kansas City, its fourth upgrade market.

Cisco: Software, Cloud to Be 'Main Focus'
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Having made its fortunes in hardware, Cisco is now planning to revamp its strategy and plan a future based on software and cloud developments.

Huawei Puts Its Rivals to Shame
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Unaudited 2014 financials from the Chinese equipment maker show it is going from strength to strength while others flatline.

Eurobites: Orange Mulls French M&A Action
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global reorganizes; Netflix rolls on to TalkTalk; German cable capers.

Sequans Gives IoT a 4G Voice
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

New single-mode LTE platform brings chipset costs down to 3G ranges, while a partnership with Ecrio will give a 4G voice to any of those IoT devices that need one.

NetNumber Decrees the End of Signaling Silos
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

As operators deploy NFV, NetNumber says it becomes more important to have a single interface for dealing with all flavors of signaling.

Huawei Boosts Operating Income by 17%
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Chinese vendor provides greater detail on 2014 financials.

Vodafone UK Downplays 4G Need for Speed
News Analysis | 1/13/2015

Mobile operator touts importance of 4G indoor signal quality and content offerings.

CES Redux: State of the Smart Home Wars
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Product demos, panel discussions and unfettered gossip spoke volumes about the chaotic state of the smart home at CES 2015.

Tele Columbus to Launch 400Mbit/s Service
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Germany's third-biggest cable operator claims new broadband service will be twice as fast as current market offerings.

Eurobites: Portugal Telecom Set to Decide on Altice Sale
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telecom Italia gains mobile customers; Ivory Coast operator acquired; last tango at Openreach.

T-Mobile Netherlands Slashes Roaming Fees
News Analysis | 1/12/2015

Decision to let customers roam at domestic rates should satisfy European regulators.

Location Awareness Key to Mobile Intelligence
Column | 1/12/2015

To get real customer visibility and to consistently deliver a higher quality experience, MNOs must have access to real-time location awareness.

Cyan Ups Q4 Outlook, Promises SDN Wins
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

Things are looking up for Cyan, which raised its fourth-quarter outlook this week on the heels of a new contract and new funding.

Sugar Beet Town Gets a Sweet Gig
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

A municipal utility in Sebewaing, Michigan, tries to transform a sugar beet capital into a Gigabit Village.

AT&T Kicks Off LTE Broadcast
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

AT&T will host the first live, on-site demo of LTE Broadcast technology at the college football national championship game on January 12.

Postcards From the Gigabit Village
Slide Shows | 1/9/2015

Sebewaing Light and Water recently deployed a fiber-to-the-home network to deliver gigabit services to its 1,800-person community.

Eurobites: EE Hits 7.7M on 4G
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDD LTE-A breakthrough in Finland; ARM's new money man; Dorset goes superfast!

Convergence: All the Rage in 2015
Morris Lore | 1/9/2015

This could be a big year for converged service offerings but quad play might prove a tough game for telcos.

FCC's Wheeler Proposes Raising Broadband Definition to 25 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

The current definition, 4 Mbit/s downstream, is inadequate for present-day needs, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says.

Facebook Buys Video Specialist QuickFire
News Analysis | 1/9/2015

Social network aims to improve video experience for customers with QuickFire's compression technology.

AT&T's Cricket: Muve's Out, Deezer's In
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Under AT&T's ownership, Cricket is shutting down its popular Muve Music service in favor of a partnership with streaming and download service Deezer.

Sprint Mulling 2.5GHz Monetization Opps
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Encouraged by money raised in the AWS spectrum, Sprint's CEO says the carrier is in the early stages of exploring ways to monetize its 2.5GHz spectrum holdings.

The Chips Fall for DOCSIS 3.1
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Broadcom unveils first reference design for a DOCSIS 3.1 cable modem at CES, while STMicroelectronics demos D3.1 platform with RDK-B.

Comcast Sticks Out With Readers
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

In our latest community poll, readers pick Comcast as the most likely US pay-TV provider to introduce an HDMI streaming media stick first, edging out Verizon.

Equinix Unifies the Cloud With Apigee APIs
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Equinix ties apps to the appropriate cloud using Apigee's API management platform.

Eurobites: UK ISP Offers Chromecast for Free
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TalkTalk buys Blinkbox; Belgacom homes in on the IoT; ZTE grabs some Dutch smart cities action.

Sonus Buys Itself an SDN Story
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

IP systems vendor buys SDN technology from Treq Labs, announces a reverse stock split and provides preliminary fourth-quarter financials.

Samsung Profits Hit by Low-Cost Phone Rivals
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Suffering a loss of market share in China, South Korean tech giant says recent profit decline was not as bad as feared.

Hey, Hey, We're the Dronies! Flying Eyes Get Social, Snappy
Jonestown | 1/8/2015

Flying killers turn into duckface enablers!

Sprint Holds off T-Mobile US Offensive
News Analysis | 1/8/2015

Impressive quarterly performance keeps Sprint ahead of T-Mobile in US mobile market.

FCC's Wheeler Sends Tough Net Neutrality Signal
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Taking his cue from Pres. Obama, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler strongly hints at CES that he'll push for Title II reclassification of ISPs when the Commission tackles the issue late next month.

Democrats Head Off GOP on Net Neutrality Bill
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Democrats get ahead of the Republicans' own bill, as the FCC prepares to vote.

CES Pics: Cars, Drones & Lines, Oh My!
Slide Shows | 1/7/2015

The connected car is king at CES, but there's plenty more to see, too.

Sprint Signs $1.8B in Vendor Financing Deals
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Alcatel-Lucent, Nokia Networks and Samsung all chip in to help Sprint accelerate its Spark LTE network rollout.

T-Mobile Beats Customer Growth Targets
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Number-four mobile operator will soon overtake Sprint on subscriber numbers, says CEO.

Roku Plans More Pay-TV Apps
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Roku says more apps from pay-TV providers will hit its platform in the US this year.

Subsea Network Near Vietnam Cut... Again
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

A troubled spoke of the Asia America Gateway subsea cable faces repairs following the latest of multiple cuts within the past year.

Charter Thinks Outside the 'Worldbox'
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Charter and Cisco have forged a new set-top deal, but the cable company isn't tying down its new cloud-based user interface to any one type of box.

AT&T Revives Its 'Rollover' for the Data Era
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Perhaps in response to T-Mobile's recent offer, AT&T's new Rollover Data plan will let any person or family on a Mobile Share Value plan keep their unused data for the next month.

Motorola to Re-enter China Smartphone Market
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Parent company Lenovo plans to launch three devices in early 2015.

Global Capacity Sees Growth in MegaPath Deal
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

By gaining an automated back-end system and data services portfolio, carrier lays groundwork for significant expansion strategy.

India Targets $10.3B From Spectrum Auctions
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

The Indian government expects to raise at least $10.3 billion from the sale of new spectrum licenses across multiple bands.

Eurobites: O2 Czech Republic May Hive Off Networks
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 'Grexit' threatens OTE; Portugal Telecom in fraud probe; O2 Czech Republic management changes; Wiko launches 4G phone in Kenya.

CES = MWC x 2
Jonestown | 1/7/2015

The scary thing is that this massive Las Vegas show could get even bigger, thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT).

FCC Mid-Band Auction Nears $45B in Bids
News Analysis | 1/7/2015

The AWS-3 spectrum auction has so far garnered bids worth $44.6 billion and it's still not over!

Forget 3G: China Mobile Is a 4G King
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Aggressive LTE strategy is paying off for the world's biggest telco.

Verizon 'Comfortable' Churning Low-Value Subs
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Competition and churn were up in Q4 and CEO says he's happy, as Verizon's highest value customers stayed.

AT&T Steps Up Its IoT Offensive
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

At the Consumer Electronics Show, the carrier showcases its role as facilitator of app development for the industrial and consumer Internet of Things.

Verizon CEO: We Are Not a Content Company
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Despite its video content ambitions, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam sees the company as a platform – maybe apps and services – company, but definitely not a content provider.

AT&T Case Lets WiFi iPads Ride LTE
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

To combat low tablet sales, AT&T is offering iPad owners a different way to get on its LTE network – via a case.

Verizon CEO Denies AOL Acquisition Interest
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Lowell McAdam dismisses rumors of a Verizon move for AOL but raises possibility of a content partnership.

Channel Master Offers Online Linear TV
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Channel Master is adding linear online TV channels to its retail DVR box.

Does NFV Have a Packet Processing Problem?
Rewired | 1/6/2015

Metaswitch CTO says virtual functions implemented on IT-grade cloud infrastructure require extra engineering help to handle network volumes.

Eurobites: Ericsson Brings LTE-U to Small Cells
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: a cloud for mariners; Kabel Deutschland taps Cisco knowhow; AlcaLu's man in Shanghai.

Dish Slings OTT Service – What It Means
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Dish has opened the door to skinnier content bundles with the launch of its much-anticipated online video service, Sling TV.

Brazil's Oi Forecasts a Brighter 2015
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Along with the pending sale of European assets, improved earnings should put Oi on a sounder financial footing.

Wi-Fi Alliance Unveils Location-Based Breakthrough
News Analysis | 1/6/2015

Wi-Fi Alliance announces Wi-Fi Aware, a new proximity-based technology that creates a power-efficient, offline mode of discovery.

T-Mobile Assembles LTE-Unlicensed Team
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Carrier's CTO says it has begun working with its chipset, radio infrastructure and device partners to trial LTE-Unlicensed this year.

Utility Brings Gigabit to Oregon Town
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Another small community is gigabit-ready, thanks to a utility-owned FTTH network.

New WiFi Chipsets Debut at CES
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Celeno and Quantenna prep their latest Wave 2 802.11ac chipsets for the CES spotlight.

Eurobites: Nokia Completes Panasonic Unit Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor feels the anti-corruption heat; Asiacell launches '3.9G' in Iraq.

Huawei Boasts 2014 Revenues of $46B
News Analysis | 1/5/2015

In a 'New Year Message for 2015,' the current CEO cites a year-on-year sales increase of 15%.

SK Telecom's Big Year in Small Cells
News Analysis | 1/4/2015

The South Korean operator provides Light Reading with an update on its biggest moves in small cells during the past year, from virtualization, to carrier aggregation, to 5G.

Tizen OS to Power All Samsung Smart TVs in 2015
News Analysis | 1/2/2015

Having failed to make a dent in the smartphone OS sector, Samsung is taking its Tizen operating system into the living room.

Eurobites: Tele Columbus Closes In On IPO
News Analysis | 1/2/2015

Also in today's regional roundup: ADVA names a new CFO; Birdstep sells part of its mobile security business; Blinkbox could attract rival bids.

Top 9 Cable/Video Predictions for 2015
News Analysis | 1/1/2015

Here's what we think will happen on the cable/video front next year. (Just don't remember what we get wrong.)

AlcaLu Ups Its Cable Game
LRTV Interviews | 1/1/2015

Vik Saxema, CTO for Cable & Media at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the vendor's developments for the cable operator market, including virtual CPE.

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