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Trends for 2012: Western Europe
News Analysis | 12/30/2011

Pyramid suggests operator realignment across Europe will continue in 2012

Trends for 2012: North America
News Analysis | 12/29/2011

Pyramid predicts mobile payments will become mainstream

Huawei Execs Take Turns as Acting CEOs
News Analysis | 12/29/2011

Eight executives are taking turns at playing CEO, setting up what some think is a succession plan for chief executive Ren Zhengfei

Thai Flooding Clocks Opnext
News Analysis | 12/29/2011

Revenues are going to take a hit until at least March while Opnext recovers from Fabrinet's flood damage

5 Things that Changed Cloud in 2011
Rewired | 12/28/2011

8:20 PM The cloud market is shifting rapidly, and telecom service providers have to be prepared to shift as well

Happy Neu! Year
Jonestown | 12/28/2011

10:00 AM Musings on the cloud, mobile music and the endless mutability of good intentions

Trends for 2012: Latin America
News Analysis | 12/28/2011

Pyramid predicts smartphone adoption will maintain its momentum in Latin America

French Award More LTE Spectrum
News Analysis | 12/28/2011

Next gen mobile license awards and an asset sale make France Europe’s seasonal hotbed of activity

LTE: Solidity & Uncertainity in 2012
Jonestown | 12/27/2011

Catch-up on LTE news this holiday week and ponder the gulf between the spectrum haves, have-nots and, er, LightSquared

Trends for 2012: Central & Eastern Europe
News Analysis | 12/27/2011

Pyramid's 2012 predictions for the Central and Eastern European region

This Olde Website, Part III
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/26/2011

Join us for our quasi-annual holiday stroll down memory lane as we celebrate the Web of yesteryear, and Juniper still had cartoons

Trends for 2012: Asia-Pacific
News Analysis | 12/26/2011

Pyramid describes the Asia-Pacific market for 2012

Bringing IP & HD to LO
Cable Guy | 12/23/2011

11:00 AM Cable may not have to abandon local origination programming as MSOs migrate to IP video and pivot away from standard-def TV

Trends for 2012: Africa & Middle East
News Analysis | 12/23/2011

Pyramid tells us what to expect in Africa and the Middle East in 2012

AT&T Gets Approval for Qualcomm Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/22/2011

At least something went right for Ma Bell this week

Trends for 2012: Connected Devices
News Analysis | 12/22/2011

Pyramid predicts a rise in tablet sales in 2012

Akamai Goes Mobile by Acquiring Cotendo
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/22/2011

The proposed $268M deal takes the hot CDN startup out of the (speculated) grasp of AT&T and Juniper

SyncTV Will Seek Its 'A' Round in 2012
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/22/2011

Startup that targets MSOs and programmers intends to land some cash to help fund the expansion of its white-label TV Everywhere platform

Euronews: NSN's SPIT & Polish Job
News Analysis | 12/22/2011

In today's festive EMEA roundup: NSN pumps up Polkomtel; InfoVista sold to private equity firm; TeliaSonera ups its Kazakhstan stake

PE Firm Takes Control of InfoVista
News Analysis | 12/22/2011

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo buys majority stake in French network management specialist, adding to its recent tech M&A deals

Cisco Adds Another Juniper Exec
News Analysis | 12/21/2011

Two CTO-level executives have joined Cisco's ranks from Juniper. One, you already knew about

Infinera CTO Departs
News Analysis | 12/21/2011

Another of the company's founders is moving on, as Drew Perkins downshifts into an advisory role

Maybe AT&T Won't Accelerate Capex
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/21/2011

The money saved by not getting T-Mobile might not be spent so quickly, one analyst thinks

T-Mobile: How Low Can It Go?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/21/2011

After nearly nine months of being counted out in the US wireless market, T-Mobile needs a recovery plan and it could include disruptive price cuts

NBC to Stream the Super Bowl
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/21/2011

Also: Xbox 360 adds VUDU; Concurrent lands ad insertion patent; FCC smacks down Comcast; how much will Verizon have to pay for Netflix?

Trends for 2012: Mobile Payments
News Analysis | 12/21/2011

Pyramid predicts more regulation in the mobile payments market in 2012

Euronews: Ericsson Readies Swisscom for LTE
News Analysis | 12/21/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson upgrades Swisscom's mobile network; Yota brings LTE to Siberia; Ventelo to be sold to private equity firm

ITC Makes a Moto/Microsoft Ruling
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2011

If you've lost track of which patent suit is which, we don't blame you. This is the one from August where we mentioned Google

Sheehan: Overture & Out
News Analysis | 12/20/2011

Two C-level departures and one promotion have been announced at Overture Networks

LightSquared to GPS Industry: Get Bent
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2011

Ratcheting up the pressure, LightSquared asks the FCC to confirm that GPS receivers have no right to interference protection

Why Boards & Councils Failed Cisco
Craig's A-List | 12/20/2011

5:25 PM A lot of people thought Cisco's new-age structure was dumb, but suppose it wasn't. What went wrong? It all comes down to the boss man

DoJ Sniffs Around VZ Wireless-Cable Deals
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/20/2011

The Department of Justice is expected to pore over the fine print of the marketing deals forged between Verizon and its new cable pals

Keep Your Eyes on Russia
EuroBlog | 12/20/2011

2:00 PM A critical few years in Russian broadband start NOW!

AT&T/T-Mobile: The Really Important Question
Jonestown | 12/20/2011

11:50 AM Will the 'T-Mobile girl' be pithy in pink about AT&T once again?

AT&T/T-Mobile: Happy Xmas, Gear Vendors!
Jonestown | 12/20/2011

10:40 AM It's winter bonus time for gear vendors as AT&T and T-Mobile are expected to up infrastructure spending following the merger collapse

New Charter CEO's Base Salary: $2M
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/20/2011

Also: Analyst presses Cablevision to 'fess up' about COO departure; Verizon, Cablevision settle broadband spat; This Tech rides FreeWheel

LTE Speeds Up, But Doesn't Improve Mobile Video
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2011

LTE data speeds are 5x faster than 3G, but tests find video and battery performance can be more affected by MIMO antennas than the network

T-Mobile Gets Spectrum in AT&T Breakup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2011

T-Mobile gets more AWS spectrum and 50M more potential customers covered in AT&T breakup. Could this be the start of its path to LTE?

Trends for 2012: Regulation & Policy
News Analysis | 12/20/2011

Pyramid describes the regulatory situation in 2012

Cloud Customers Get More Demanding
News Analysis | 12/20/2011

Enterprises have graduated from, 'Gimme cloud,' to more specific requests, and Savvis's CTO thinks that could benefit service providers

Euronews: DT Preps T-Mobile Plan B
News Analysis | 12/20/2011

Deutsche Telekom's plans for its T-Mobile USA problem child, and the real value of the AT&T breakup package, dominate today's regional news roundup

Sprint VoIP Patent Suit Targets MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/19/2011

Comcast, TW Cable and Cox get a taste of how their relationship with Sprint will change after hooking up with Verizon Wireless

AT&T's Options: A Spectrum Buy-Up?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2011

AT&T could soften the loss of T-Mobile by splashing cash on more spectrum, but where would it find the frequencies?

Ex-Cablevision COO Becomes Charter CEO
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/19/2011

Network DVR visionary Tom Rutledge is to become president and CEO of Charter on Feb. 13

Apple Wins HTC Patent Suit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2011

Some Android-based HTC smartphones may be banned from the U.S. beginning in April, but the Korean vendor is ready with a workaround

AT&T Drops Bid to Acquire T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2011

AT&T will have to fork over $4B to Deutsche Telekom and plans to form a roaming agreement now that it's given up on its merger plans

Ciena Shows Off Optical VPNs
LRTV Interviews | 12/19/2011

From the Vectors customer event in Ottawa, Ciena shows how its gear obeys VPN rules in creating new optical paths

TW Cable Gives HBO GO a Go
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/19/2011

Also: Disagreements reportedly led to Cablevision COO exit; Comcast CEO gets fined; Avail-TVN taps CDN software partner; SureWest revs wideband

Honorable Mentions: Dec. 19
Matt's Mentions | 12/19/2011

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Trends for 2012: Broadband & Media
News Analysis | 12/19/2011

Pyramid expects a worldwide slowdown in FTTH deployments next year

Euronews: FT Does 100G With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 12/19/2011

France Telecom's 100G upgrade, BT's legal wrangle with Google and job cuts at Technicolor feature in today's regional news lineup

It's BT's Turn to Sue Google
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2011

It's mostly about Google Maps, but several other big services (and Google+) are cited in the patent infringement suit

The ROADM Renaissance
Research Analyst Interviews | 12/16/2011

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Sterling Perrin talks about the drivers, benefits and challenges of colorless, directionless, contentionless and flex spectrum ROADM networks

The Fabless Tab
Craig's A-List | 12/16/2011

5:15 PM It was right for chip startups to stop owning manufacturing, but somehow that added up to a wrong turn

VZ Wireless Nabs Cox's AWS Spectrum for $315M
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/16/2011

Cox also gets to draft off a multifaceted wireless/cable service bundling deal struck by Comcast, Bright House and TW Cable

S'more the Merrier
EuroBlog | 12/16/2011

12:10 PM As European families look for new treats for their children this holiday season, Ixia's Tara Van Unen introduces the 's'more'

What's Next for Cablevision?
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/16/2011

The surprise resignation of COO Tom Rutledge has speculation swirling about whether the MSO will seek a buyer or try (again) to go private

Google TV Tunes In Sling's TV Place-Shifter
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/16/2011

Also: Suddenlink goes multi-room with TiVo; TW Cable adds an Android app; Rovi swaps CEOs; Comcast expands IPv6; Netflix spreads holiday cheer

Cable Stokes Its Business Services Fire
LRTV Interviews | 12/16/2011

Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick explains how MSOs intend to boost commercial revenues using Ethernet and cloud-based services

OS Watch: Did DT Dent Lumia's US Launch?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2011

Also: Praise for Ice Cream Sandwich; Android climbs in market share; BlackBerry 7's big job; webOS could win if others fail

Asia-Pacific Leans on LTE, Snaps Up Smartphones
Research Rewind | 12/16/2011

This week: LTE and smartphones in Asia-Pacific; telecom futures in Poland, Vietnam and Saudi Arabia; unified communications; telemetry

Trends for 2012: Mobile Content & Applications
News Analysis | 12/16/2011

Pyramid's analyst team homes in on the trends that will shape the communications landscape next year

Why Broadcom Might Buy BroadLight
News Analysis | 12/16/2011

It's not because both names start with 'Broad' ... one analyst believes it's more to do with taking on Qualcomm

Euronews: Sweden Gets Dual-Mode LTE
News Analysis | 12/16/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: dual-mode LTE reaches Sweden; Liberty Global gets the green light on Kabel BW; BT rebrands services arm

RIM Blames Chipsets for BlackBerry 10 Delay
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2011

Trading time-to-market for 'aggressive' design, RIM says QNX-based smartphones will be a late 2012 arrival

RIM Reports 27% Quarterly Profit Dive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2011

Struggling BlackBerry maker beats its lowered guidance, but ships only 150,000 PlayBook tablets in Q3

NDAA Bill Would Let Military Block LightSquared
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2011

A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act gives the Defense Department some veto power on LightSquared's proposed LTE network

Gadget Night!
Craig's A-List | 12/15/2011

12:00 PM Toys and tools -- some of them useful! -- took the stage at the annual geek-out dinner hosted by The Churchill Club in Silicon Valley

India Grinds to a Halt
News Analysis | 12/15/2011

There's been a lull of activity in India's telecom sector as the operators await the new national policy but 2012 is looking livelier

Intel Adds NFC to Renewed Mobile Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2011

Chipmaker signs a deal with Inside Secure for NFC as it merges its mobile divisions to make a bigger impact on the wireless space

TowerStream Skypes the Big Apple
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2011

TowerStream deal with Skype Wi-Fi in NYC is latest step in the operator's wireless LAN ambitions

Cisco, Harmonic Rule Cable Access in Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/15/2011

Cisco kept its hammer lock on the CMTS market, but Arris is starting to sneak up on the edge QAM pack thanks in part to its BigBand buy

ACA Frets About Video Encryption Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/15/2011

Also: Netflix-Verizon rumor squashed; gaming console streaming on the rise; Charter engineer sets his exit

Euronews: ZTE Wins Euro DWDM Deal
News Analysis | 12/15/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese giant takes the metro in Portugal; Telefonica cuts its dividend; 3 gets a sniff of mobile-money venture

Verizon Gets Stay on ActiveVideo Payments
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/14/2011

Verizon's successful in obtaining a stay that temporarily prevents it from having to fork out millions in royalty payments to ActiveVideo

The Network Gets Virtualized
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2011

A former storage-networking expert tells us what it means to virtualize the network

Sonic.net to Bring 1-Gig to the Bay Area
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/14/2011

ISP could apply speed pressure on AT&T and Comcast, if San Francisco allows Sonic.net to move forward with its fiber buildout

Ericsson Preps New Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2011

Ericsson plans to add to its HetNet strategy with the introduction of smaller base stations next year, but it's still no fan of femtocells

FiOS TV on Xbox Debuts to Mixed Reviews
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/14/2011

Also: FCC turns down the volume; Amino swaps CEOs; TW Cable launches a Wi-Fi finder; Comcast ad arm plays with the iPad; InnoMedia adds HD voice

AlcaLu, NSN Storm LatAm
News Analysis | 12/14/2011

Alcatel-Lucent is making a noise in Latin America with 100G and an LTE deployment that has lightRadio in mind, while NSN has LTE TDD news

Euronews: Ericsson Shrinks Its Top Team
News Analysis | 12/14/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson's brand man steps down; Swisscom takes $1.3B Fastweb hit; new CEO for set-top leader Pace

Clearwire Gets Its Funding: $715.5M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2011

The stock offering and Sprint investment go off without a hitch. Time for Clearwire to go build that network

Looking to the Cloud
Research Analyst Interviews | 12/13/2011

Scott Cain of BT provides a service provider view on cloud services

Grid Startup Takes to the Data Center
News Analysis | 12/13/2011

ConteXtream says it's got a nifty, BitTorrent-like add-on for top-of-rack switches

Verizon Likes Cisco's CRS-3
News Analysis | 12/13/2011

The carrier likes Juniper's T-series core routers, too, but Cisco gets the 100G headline, at least for today

Cable's Speed Trap
The Bauminator | 12/13/2011

3:00 PM Advertising 'best effort' speeds is no longer such a good idea for MSOs. It's time to go guaranteed and end the bickering

Education Is Key to AMI, Telemetry Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/13/2011

Despite a slow uptake, around 75% of utilities in North America prefer AMI and telemetry solutions

How Secure Is Your Google Wallet?
Que Sera Sarah | 12/13/2011

1:20 PM Credit cards aren't going anywhere if consumers even feel unsure about the security of their mobile wallet

Judge to Verizon: Pay Royalties to ActiveVideo
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/13/2011

Also: Netflix rises on Verizon takeover talk; Harmonic to retire StreamLiner servers; Moto and FourthWall sync set-tops with mobile devices

UK Femto Firm Bags $15M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2011

Ip.access gets a $15M funding boost

Embrane Floats Appliance Alliance Idea
News Analysis | 12/13/2011

The company's virtualized appliances might compete with firewalls and load balancers at first, but its CEO is hoping to make friends later

Windows Phone Exec Shake-up
Wireless Bits | 12/13/2011

7:00 AM Microsoft appoints new Windows Phone leader

Euronews: AlcaLu Turns On 100G for Oni
News Analysis | 12/13/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu enables 100G across Iberia; BT wins £45M deal; 'white space' workout; Amdocs lands Virgin deal

LightSquared 'Confident' of FCC Approval in 2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2011

LightSquared -- still hopping about that leak -- talks GPS receivers, testing, and its timetable for 2012

Dish CEO Puts T-Mobile on His Wish List
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2011

A partnership between them makes plenty of sense for the satellite TV giant, but perhaps not so much for T-Mobile, even if the AT&T deal craters

DoJ, AT&T Put T-Mobile Antitrust Case on Hold
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2011

AT&T and T-Mobile, with the DoJ's support, have asked a federal judge to stay legal proceedings until mid-January

Adtran Wants NSN's International Pull
News Analysis | 12/12/2011

Having mostly saturated its Tier 1 US prospects, Adtran wanted to boost international sales. NSN's broadband unit could provide a nice head start

Isis Taps Gemalto to Secure Tap-to-Pay
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2011

Operator JV is using the security vendor as the trusted service manager, filling an important gap in its mobile payments offering

WildBlue Cranks Up Satellite Broadband Speeds
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2011

Also: Google views 1-Gig experiment as a money-maker; Moto says on-the-go TV viewing is on the rise; ACA sets its 2012 Summit agenda

What's Up at InfoVista?
EuroBlog | 12/12/2011

10:20 AM SPIT player suspends its shares ahead of ... ?

Vodafone's LTE Handover Hitch
News Analysis | 12/12/2011

Moving between 3G and LTE isn't exactly seamless yet in Germany

Juniper's Ankeena Purchase Pays Some Dividends
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2011

Juniper's Media Flow Controller wins a key spot at Lime's pioneering video rollout in the Caribbean

Adtran to Buy NSN's Broadband Unit
News Analysis | 12/12/2011

NSN's latest divestment is of its fixed-broadband access business unit, which Adtran thinks could boost its sales by about 20 percent

Transparency & Fairness vs. Net Neutrality
Column | 12/12/2011

Let’s not apply the policies of the 20th century to the technologies of tomorrow

Euronews: Ericsson's CTO Steps Down
News Analysis | 12/12/2011

In today's roundup: Ericsson to name new CTO; NSN's German workforce fears the worst; Adtran picks up NSN's fixed-broadband access biz

Honorable Mentions: Dec. 12
Matt's Mentions | 12/12/2011

5:40 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

LightSquared Lit Up About GPS Leak
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

A government test reportedly says LightSquared's network would disrupt 75% of GPS receivers, but that result might be ignoring a key factor

UC Gets a Straight A in Education
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/9/2011

Being hit from every side by demands to lower costs, many educational institutions have implemented unified communications systems

HP Sets webOS Free
Que Sera Sarah | 12/9/2011

HP is open sourcing its beleaguered operating system, but will anyone want to pick up its slack?

DoJ Wants to Postpone AT&T/T-Mobile Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

The trial scheduled for February now seems less urgent, the DoJ says, and that's not good news for AT&T

Cable Sizes Up National Wi-Fi Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/9/2011

What if the U.S. was one big hotspot? The wheels are turning for cable providers to make it happen

LightSquared: 30+ Customers, No LTE Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

LightSquared says it has signed up more than 30 wholesale customers even before it has an LTE network up and running

Vendors Intrigued by Gigabit Network Project
Kaps Korner | 12/9/2011

11:15 AM Gig.U says it has received replies to its RFI from major vendors and service providers. Are university-led gigabit networks sounding less far-fetched?

OS Watch: Nokia Aims to Be a US Contender Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

Also: Moto gets a win against Apple; everyone wants an iPad; RIM renames its OS; Verizon unleashes the Xyboards

SeaChange Sees Software Surge Amid Shake-up
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/9/2011

Also: TW Cable's CTO to stick around; Comcast getting personal with the TV; In Demand hooks up Music Choice VoD; Hungary craves D3

Is Europe Getting Enough Fiber?
Research Rewind | 12/9/2011

This week: Fiber in Europe, message storage, mobile BI, Venezuela's telecom outlook, Huawei delivers LTE in the Middle East

Cloud Watch: More and More Mergers
News Analysis | 12/9/2011

Also: another Cisco departure, what VMware did right (and wrong) and the trouble with OpenStack

Euronews: BT, Orange Team on Telepresence
News Analysis | 12/9/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: BT and Orange make their telepresence felt; Steely Neelie issues a despot alert; new towers JV in Uganda

Charter Plugs TiVo Into Arris's VoD Back-Office
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Charter integrates TiVo with its Arris VoD back-office in Ft. Worth, with Ericsson on deck for 2012

OIF's Fabric Unification Isn't About the Fabric
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

If you're going to mash packet and OTN traffic together, why not make the line card do all the work?

Verizon Ditches DirecTV LTE Plans for Cable
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Following its deal with three cable MSOs, Verizon is abandoning trials of an LTE-powered Internet and TV bundle with DirecTV

Analyst: LTE Kindle Fire Coming Next Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Bernstein Research believes 3G plus HSPA+ and LTE versions of the Fire will land next year, bringing in a higher margin on hardware sales for Amazon

Focus on Content, Not Connected Devices
Column | 12/8/2011

How service providers can drive their ARPU higher

Sequans Lifted by Early LTE TDD Action
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Its traditional WiMax market may be shrinking but chip firm Sequans is already getting a boost from early LTE TDD action

Clearwire Ups Offering to $350M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Every penny counts for Clearwire as it looks for $50M more on a planned stock offering

Comcast Ups Smit to Cable CEO
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Also: Verizon, Redbox may connect on OTT; Netflix users bemoan Xbox update; Mediacom site to stream Hulu; blogger laments 'classic' DirecTV-TiVo combo

MRV Starts Shedding Pieces
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

A chunk of the networking group is gone, as is the interim CEO

Euronews: FT Must Pay Back Illegal State Aid
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: France Telecom loses appeal against EC ruling; Nokia no longer has a thing for bling; Russians unite on LTE

Amazon Gets Reboot-Happy
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

There's no panic in the streets, but reboot notices from Amazon Web Services paint a puzzling picture

Russian Into LTE
EuroBlog | 12/8/2011

2:00 AM Operators take a step towards shared LTE infrastructure

Signs of the Video Armageddon
The Bauminator | 12/7/2011

Verizon's OTT play could spark a big OTT war, but programming rights will determine if it's to wield weapons of mass disruption

AlcaLu Lab Gives LightSquared a Thumbs-Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

LightSquared says it's got lab results showing its LTE network can play nice with major manufacturers' GPS receivers

IPv6 Headed Home, Lab Says
News Analysis | 12/7/2011

UNH-IOL sees major improvement in vendor readiness for IPv6-capable devices in the home

Will Verizon Abandon DSL for Mobile Broadband?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

With an MSO spectrum deal in tow, Verizon could abandon DSL entirely in favor of broadband wireless services

MSO Deal Not Verizon's Spectrum 'End Game'
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2011

Cable's AWS spectrum fits 'hand-in-glove' with Verizon's 700MHz capacity, but the carrier will require more spectrum down the road

Charter Hunts Bigger Business Game
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2011

MSO to chip away at AT&T and Verizon's midsections with a SIP trunking service

Light Reading Launches an iPad App
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

Our iPad app is the first step in an long list of things we hope to do to make it easier to interact with Light Reading content away from the desktop

Orange: No Killer App Drives LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

LTE isn't for enabling killer apps, it's for improving network capacity, according to France Telecom's Orange

Message Storage Moves to Top Drawer
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/7/2011

Many companies plan to make massive data migrations over the next year because they're exceeding storage limits on their current servers

AT&T Boasts Smartphone Sales, LTE in NYC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

CFO John Stephens says AT&T has sold 6M smartphones in Q4 so far and is switching on LTE in NYC and more markets in December

Verizon to Stream After Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2011

Also: Verizon and Cablevision fight over broadband ads; DirecTV sets TiVo launch; Shaw tests Wi-Fi net; Cablemás adapts to VoD

Euronews: 3 Italia Preps LTE Launch
News Analysis | 12/7/2011

In today's EMEA news roundup: 3 Italia reveals LTE plans; Dutch mobile operators in antitrust investigation; and NSN pours out more Liquid Radio

Clearwire's LTE Clues
Jonestown | 12/6/2011

5:55 PM Places like the NY metro area, LA and Chicagoland are likely on Sprint and Clearwire's list for a TD-LTE upgrade

Comcast HD-DTAs Reach the FCC
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2011

MSO takes step toward deploying its small, inexpensive HDTV boxes that can run on Cisco- and Moto-based networks

Verizon Blocking Google Wallet? Poor Decision
Que Sera Sarah | 12/6/2011

1:25 PM Competing, short-sighted interests in mCommerce remain a big reason the market is so slow to take off

Cisco Opens Up the CloudVerse
News Analysis | 12/6/2011

Vendors want to help build and manage cloud networks, and of course, Cisco wants in on that game, too

Charter Picks First TiVo Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2011

Also: Cox targets iPad app at fastest subs; Sandvine cuts Q4 forecast; IBBS to swap out CEOs; Liberty won't gloat over Netflix troubles

Charter Sizes Up Verizon Wireless Opportunity
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2011

Charter CEO is open to partnering with cable's new wireless buddy and hints that discussions are already underway

Euronews: Vodafone Boss Bites Back at Ofcom
News Analysis | 12/6/2011

In today's EMEA news roundup: Vodafone's UK chief says they're the good guys; more pain for Spain's mobile ops; Italy's IT 'illiteracy'

AlcaLu Extends Its 100G
News Analysis | 12/6/2011

If you've heard AlcaLu has problems with its 100G reach, well, now the company's saying that ain't so

Verizon Wireless: Cable’s New BFF
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Comcast Cable president confirms that the MVNO element of a groundbreaking MSO-Verizon Wireless deal lasts into 'perpetuity'

Epsilon Makes Metro Move With BTI
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Optical connectivity specialist is upgrading its metro transport networks with new boxes from BTI Systems

Sprint: First LTE Site Is 'Up & Running'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Sprint moves forward with Network Vision; says separate Clearwire TD-LTE deployment is 'very, very targeted' to high-traffic areas

AlcaLu Could Restructure Even More
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

The liquidity thing just isn't getting better, and one analyst thinks that might spur Alcatel-Lucent into action

BI Takes Advantage of Mobile Boom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/5/2011

Enterprises are moving business intelligence onto mobile platforms, but it involves far more than just shrinking an Excel spreadsheet for a smartphone

Google Preps for an Ice Cream Social
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Google employees reportedly get their hands on the latest Android operating system on the Samsung Nexus S, while support for the 4.0 OS grows

The 'Big Data' Challenge
Column | 12/5/2011

Are communications service providers boiling in an ocean of data?

LTE iPad Coming to Japan?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2011

A Japanese report suggests that Apple is working with DoCoMo on a 4G iPad for 2012

Comcast Gets Down to Business
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2011

Comcast Business Services SVP Kevin O'Toole outlines the MSO's top priorities for 2012 as it goes upmarket with MetroE and hosted services

Xbox Delays Debut of Verizon, Comcast Content
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Also: TW Cable CEO defends Verizon Wireless deal; Canoe touts interactive ad study; Huawei, Cisco lead the broadband access pack

Vitesse Targets Ethernet Backhaul
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

The company's latest Ethernet switch aims to bring lots more OAM to access and backhaul networks

Honorable Mentions: Dec. 5
Matt's Mentions | 12/5/2011

This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Adtran Pushes ROADMs & OTN
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

As the TA 5000 gets loaded with more transport features, Adtran makes its bid to become a factor in optical networking

Euronews: Virgin Eyes 4G Femto Spectrum
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Virgin thinks femto; iPhone 'banned' in Syria; NSN's off-grid base station; Euro patents re-jig on the cards

China Flexes Its FTTx Muscle
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

China Telecom and China Unicom are dwarfing other fiber access broadband rollouts with their plans

LR Live: Cable Business Show Photos
Slide Shows | 12/2/2011

In New York, delegates came from all over to discuss 'The Future of Cable Business Services'

Charter Gives Broadband a Speed Bump
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Also: Pace and Rovi connect on hybrid boxes; TV Everywhere needs more content, marketing; Verizon to halt HD quality claims

Comcast, TW Cable to Halt Clearwire Sales
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Both MSOs expected to end the wholesale relationship in six months, with Comcast looking to wind down its small base of Clearwire subs

Standards in the Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/2/2011

As provider interest in cloud services grows, telcos explore ways to differentiate their products while the IT industry works on standardization

Resetting Cable's Biz Services Agenda
The Bauminator | 12/2/2011

11:00 AM Going upmarket, crafting a quasi-national footprint, and a focus on mobile services emerged as top trends at the latest LR Live! event

MSOs Sell AWS Spectrum to Verizon for $3.6B
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Comcast, TWC and Bright House punt AWS holdings to Verizon Wireless for a load of cash, and service and product deals that include a wholesale component

Cox Business: The Road to $2B
LRTV Interviews | 12/2/2011

Cox Business SVP Phil Meeks sheds some light on how the MSO intends to reach its next big business services annual revenue milestone by 2016

Tech Trends Favor Cable's SMB Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Fixed-mobile convergence, cloud and bring-your-own-device trends can all be leveraged to cable's service advantage

Cable’s Keys to the Cloud
LRTV Documentaries | 12/2/2011

Heavy Reading’s Alan Breznick lifts the haze on why cloud-based service delivery has become a top priority for cable MSOs

What's Next for German and Indian Telecom Markets?
Research Rewind | 12/2/2011

This week: Five-year forecasts for Germany, India, Hong Kong and more; LTE in AME; Carrier Ethernet

Euronews: German Govt Skeptical on AT&T Deal
News Analysis | 12/2/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Government less confident than Deutsche Telekom over US deal; Swiss merger murmurings; Anite's hot H1

Cable Expands Its Business Game
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2011

David Strauss, a top cable industry consultant, explains what MSOs must add to their playbooks as they target mid-sized businesses more aggressively

Comcast Hones 2-Pronged Business Attack
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

MSO is using a mix of Docsis 3.0 and MetroE to win the hearts of SMBs and build last-mile pipes that are fat enough to handle cloud-based services

Ethernet Executive Council Q&A: Equinix
Ethernet Executive Council | 12/1/2011

1:30 PM Heavy Reading talks strategy with Jim Poole, Equinix’s general manager for global networks and mobility

Sprint Keeps Clearwire (& Unlimited) Alive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Clearwire gets cash (and makes that interest payment), while Sprint says it gets the capacity needed to keep unlimited plans alive

Rogers Exec: MSOs Can Outdo Telcos in Ethernet
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Biz services exec sees bright future for selling to enterprises and calls for cable to interconnect to sell nationally and shoot for 100% reliability

MEF Makes Strides With Ethernet Interconnection
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/1/2011

Emphasis within the Ethernet market and the MEF has shifted to issues of interconnection and service alignment between providers

US Cable Firms to Bank $6B in Biz Services
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Cable continues to gain ground on the telcos as MSOs chip away at the small business market, expand into cell backhaul and head up-market

Cable Clicks With the Cloud
LRTV Documentaries | 12/1/2011

Execs with Cox and Charter explain why tucking software and processing complexity further into the cloud is accelerating cable’s ability to change and enhance video services and applications

Analyst Laments Netflix's 'Broken' Biz Model
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Also: Mediaset tunes in the Xbox; Cablevision fights off DDoS attack; Comcast faces discrimination suit; HBO won't go pure OTT

BT Heads for 400G With Ciena
News Analysis | 12/1/2011

UK incumbent to deploy the 6500 Packet-Optical platform for its 100Gbit/s plans and to prepare itself for even greater speeds…

Quantifying Cloud
Rewired | 12/1/2011

7:30 AM Cisco has launched a new index to measure cloud traffic and chances are it will become the new industry standard for counting clouds

Euronews: Vodafone Lands a Bluefish
News Analysis | 12/1/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone makes unified comms purchase; Transmode wins UK deal; Volubill controls policy in Tunisia

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