Continued shipment surges in set-tops, video gateways, CCAP devices, wireless data gateways and other devices drive healthy hikes in revenue and income, but fourth quarter may be dicey because of merger deals.
The company has interconnect deals in place with Comcast and other ISPs and will likely spend $100 million this year.
Utilities and automakers are collaborating to create a unified way of connecting power systems to electric cars to facilitate better energy management.
Charter reports higher revenues but more video subscriber losses, as more details emerge on its proposed system swaps and new cloud-based UI.
Merger prospects for the "Uncarrier" get interesting as the French operator throws its chapeau in the ring.
CEO John Legere stresses T-Mobile has options, as Iliad's $15 billion bid for a stake in the operator proves.
BSS vendor will take on all of Comcast's residential billing services, adding 2.3 million customers to the platform it has already deployed with the cable company.
Windstream's strategy won't easily translate to other telecom network operators, says a veteran financial analyst.
T-Mobile says that VoLTE is now live across its 4G footprint and it has 700MHz sites up, with compatible handsets expected in Q4.
Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business as it reports Q2 financials, but investors are showing signs of nerves.
Take that, NSA! The French cloud provider is using OpenStack and Juniper's OpenContrail to build a cloud that can resist surveillance.
Also in today's regional roundup: Spirent preps more M&A action as revenues rise; Telefonica suffers currency crunch; Colt's voice strategy hits sales.
Improves its position with NTT DoCoMo with the planned acquisition of Panasonic's radio access networks business.
Verizon Digital Media Services and Comcast's thePlatform are partnering to deliver an end-to-end IP video solution.
As Singapore readies a wireless HetNet RFP for its Smart Nation network, its trial starts with a crackdown on rule-breakers.
Cavium snaps up stealthy silicon startup it previously funded.
T-Mobile lowering its family data pricing is forcing Sprint to respond, and could spark a true price war in the US.
The increasing pace of gigabit network rollouts by providers of all stripes is putting more pressure on competitors to respond.
Carrier is working with Qualcomm to get handsets to market that support 3x carrier aggregation, way ahead of network availability.
In the latest net neutrality-related deal, Netflix has notched a paid interconnection agreement with AT&T.
Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline but stock leaps; Test vendor Rohde & Schwarz buys a security specialist; and more!
Extending fiber to homes, buildings and local street distribution points has taken the Swiss incumbent's 'ultra-fast' broadband subs numbers to more than 1 million.
Light Reading takes Comic-Con -- even technology editors need a break!
Strategy separating services organization from network operations could catch on elsewhere and is already a big hit on Wall Street.
The carrier prepares to extend its Zipstream gigabit service to 15,000 residents in Rock Hill, S.C., while continuing to drive business development efforts in the region.
Vendor's acquisition was all about expanding its OSS for the IoT, which requires more flexibility, agility, and cost-effective platforms.
Demos at the CableLabs Summer Conference next week will highlight immersive display technology, a location-based TV application, and RDK software solutions.
Sixth largest US MSO picks BlackArrow to handle dynamic insertion of ads into VOD content, starting with Indianapolis market.
New proof of concept builds on SDN-based API that allows traffic to burst on any layer of the network, on-demand.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to cut costs further as profits slide in H1; Nokia Networks teams up for wide-area 4G broadcast trial; Vodafone brings Chromecast to the UK high street.
Cisco tosses its ACI hat in the SDN ring.
Oclaro hires the general manager of Cisco's module transceiver group.
Industry association says that 66 operators are investing in VoLTE, and that 92 different handsets can make 4G voice calls.
Amazon Web Services' price cuts contributed to the parent company's bad quarter and stock plunge -- but there's still gold in its clouds.
Incumbents don't want cities and towns to build their own gigabit networks, but what's their alternative plan?
But consumers shouldn't get too excited -- technical and monetary barriers to switching remain.
Vodafone and other operators and vendors have now completed a study of how to support M2M with low-cost, low-power LTE.
Sling is lining up Chromecast support for the new retail Slingbox M1 and other recent Slingbox devices.
In a new report, Moody's Investors Service projects that the US cable industry will have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers by next year.
Utilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Wilson, N.C. petition the FCC to let them expand their gigabit networks to surrounding communities.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei teams up for the European soccer season; KPN trials VoLTE; Telecom Italia joins the drones brigade.
Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its home-grown OS.
TiVo takes exception to the latest coverage of the CableCARD debate, following key US House vote to kill separable security mandate.
Verizon's heaviest LTE data users who are still holding on to unlimited data plans will soon see their speeds throttled if they hop on a congested cell site.
AT&T and Verizon reported reduced churn and flat postpaid smartphone customer adds, which means Sprint and T-Mobile had fewer customers to poach in the quarter.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe still weighs on Vodafone revenues; EE on course for 6 million 4G customers by year's end.
Chipmaker's CEO builds bridges in China as the company faces a significant antitrust fine.
Is the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) specialist close to unveiling its long-awaited metro platform?
A startup emerges from stealth mode with an eye toward being a pre-standards connector on the Internet of Things.
AT&T's fiber-fed platform records slower growth in second quarter but still well outstrips pace of Verizon FiOS and other broadband pay-TV providers.
Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.
Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.
The company already serves carrier IT departments, but hopes network functions virtualization can drive onto carrier networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica doubles down on security; Nokia holds steady in Q2; "right to be forgotten" row continues.
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Nokia's three remaining business lines, including Networks, unveil stable financial numbers for the second quarter and expect a positive second half of the year.
Almost a third of users access Facebook exclusively via mobile devices, while mobile ads now generate 62% of ad revenues, compared with zero two years ago.
In the wake of the Aereo court ruling, online video company Rabbit TV is offering to pay broadcasters retransmission fees to distribute their content over the web.
AT&T spends $6 billion on expanding its network in the second quarter.
TDS Telecom turns up its second gigabit market, emphasizing its IPTV offering as a critical part of the package.
The IEEE starts a study group aiming to pursue a 25Gbit/s Ethernet standard for data centers.
AT&T says it expects to start deploying its ambitious software-defined cloud project later this year, and doesn't expect capex to shrink right off the bat.
Portfolio transformation sees sale of mobile security unit as Juniper braces itself for a dip in US telco spending.
In a bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Reauthorization Act of 2014 (STELA), which also aims to end the FCC's CableCARD mandate.
Cisco and friends visit the Windy City to stake their claim in the Internet of Everything.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.
Vendor is hoping fog computing will catch on in the industry, both in practice and in name.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite consecutive quarters of sales slump.
After cutting video sub losses in the traditionally poor second quarter, Comcast is seeking greater returns from its next-gen IP video platform.
Barcelona will open the doors to an IoT Innovation Lab in 2016 as Cisco hopes to play an integral role in future smart cities.
Verizon's long-awaited LTE multicast video capability will finally arrive in 2015, CFO says.
Asus launches first Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi router with Quantenna chipset, offering wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gbit/s.
Verizon FTTP platform sees video and data sub growth continue to slip as FiOS reaches the limit of its network buildout.
Dueling blogs actually agree on the problem causing Netflix traffic to slow but - shockingly - disagree on the solution.
New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.
Verizon spends $2.8B on wireless capex in Q2 2014 as it is now at more than 350 markets with additional XLTE capacity.
Big Cloud Fabric is designed to let carriers and enterprises get their feet wet with SDN.
Fort Collins Utilities gives customers a mobile-optimized web portal to provide more insight and control over energy and water usage.
Respected Finnish analyst predicts further downsizing at the former Nokia devices business and hints at resurgence of mobile startups in Finland.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica passes M2M milestone; Vodafone offers small cells to rural folk; XMOS attracts $26.2 million Series D funding.
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Arris has partnered with startup company Wurl to introduce Arris Market, a new TV app platform.
The Internet company plans to raise its mobile app analytics game with an acquisition thought to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
VeloCloud offers a cloud-based WAN service for delivering enterprise-grade service over regular broadband lines.
New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.
Cloud hosting company launches Orchestration Service Engine to simplify application deployment across multiple clouds.
Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fiber-sharing in Portugal; Algerian gig for Nokia Networks/Juniper; GTS debuts unified comms; BSkyB focuses on content.
South Korean operator aims to take a stepping stone to 5G with the planned 2016 deployment of cell-sharing mobile broadband connectivity.
The car maker is hoping to have up to 30 models with LTE onboard out by the end of 2014.
With the comment deadline looming, interconnection agreements are at the heart of several fillings with the FCC on its Open Internet NPRM.
Verizon tests transmission between two 100G Ethernet NIDs, signaling likely future deployment.
They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.
Johan Wibergh, the vendor's networks head, tells Light Reading his thoughts on R&D, LTE, small cells, OSS/BSS, SDN, NFV, 5G, and more.
In partnership with the BBC, Qualcomm and Huawei, UK mobile operator will trial eMBMS 4G broadcast services during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
A municipal fiber network project in New Mexico is rife with controversy, from how it was awarded to the strategy it's following to whether the city needs to be involved at all.
The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson Q2 margin boost; EE, Huawei trial 4G broadcasting; Orange's new subsea link.
Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity helped Ericsson boost its margins in the second quarter.
The inexorable sales rise continues...
Chief business officer Nikesh Arora will become CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media as the Android maker misses on profits, but exceeds revenue expectations.
A quick primer on the private and startup companies working on 60GHz applications like WiGig connectivity and gigabit wireless backhaul.
Customers can see both their network and cloud infrastructure on a single portal that will soon let them make changes to both.
Cambridge is home to a new video-centric R&D lab formed by Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.
BT's back in the mobile game with a small cell-enabled fixed-mobile convergence service, but not with its own 4G spectrum just yet.
The US Copyright Office has told Aereo that it doesn't believe the streaming video company qualifies as a cable operator.
Company will eliminate 18,000 positions in total - representing 14% of its workforce - this year as it looks to simplify and focus on Windows Phone.
The alliance founded by the Linux Foundation based on technology from Qualcomm aims to open up technology development in the Internet of Things ecosystem.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transmode Q2 profits halved; Hutchison, VimpelCom discuss Italian merger; BT targets SMBs with One Phone.
Operator's second annual connected car survey suggests safety apps are the main service drivers will pay for, but their appetite for connectivity is growing.
RBSC brings Tahlequah, Okla., into the Gigabit Ethernet era.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is expanding its revised partner program, adding its US enterprise business and beginning a global push.
Comcast and TiVo are working on a joint solution that would give retail set-tops access to Comcast interactive services without a CableCARD.
Comcast continues to upgrade its mobile voice services with updates to Xfinity Connect that include in-app voicemail transcripts, an updated user interface, and more.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom/Oi merger back on track; Anritsu gets BT gig; Carphone Warehouse plans MVNO.
The former PC rivals are now best buddies as they collaborate on devices and apps for the enterprise mobility market.
A new home wireless networking protocol aims to make a self-healing mesh on the Internet of Things.
An evolving strategy of support and long-term maintenance leads to a name change to emphasize IT management.
Operator will use Apigee's API platform to connect with developers, monetize network resources, and build new services.
Yahoo likes RayV's mobile video streaming know-how.
The company is throwing its weight behind its networking-as-a-service platform.
The chip developer's Wi-Fi Experience Manager gives service providers an option for letting consumers control bandwidth allocation.
A10 claims faster performance, smaller form factor, and simplified licensing compared with competition from Cisco and Juniper.
It's up to network operators to make sure "open" retains some meaning and doesn't go the way of "natural" foods.
Experienced telecom editor Jason Meyers has joined the Light Reading team to focus on some of the hottest emerging sectors in the industry.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits up; Telefonica cozies up to Huawei; former Gowex boss could face long stretch.
AT&T and Chernin Group splashes $10M on artsy-crafty Creativebug, names OTT JV Otter Media.
Operators are starting to offer more pricing plans built around applications and partnerships, perhaps because they're leading to an uptick in ARPU, Allot suggests.
Riverbed faces a second-quarter revenue drop, and renewed pressure to find a buyer.
Washington state's Pend Oreille PUD equips field installers with a kit that lets them tap into the electrical power supply safely at the customer's premises.
Reports suggest Comcast has purchased PowerCloud Systems, maker of the Skydog WiFi router and management software.
Can service providers afford to neglect small businesses in a FTTx, 4G world?
Even without Uber's $1.2B round, Rutberg & Co. says that other mobile startups pulled in $1.1B in June.
It's not just in rural areas where British small businesses are being disadvantaged by poor broadband services, finds a scathing report.
Intensive end-to-end test and measurement is essential to ensure the smooth rollout of new services like VoLTE.
YouTube is once again talking to producers about creating more professional content for the streaming video platform.
The commission invites utilities, wireless operators and CLECs to apply for funds to bring broadband to underserved areas.
A group that includes Google, Facebook, and Netflix urges the FCC to establish new net neutrality rules to protect the open Internet.
The latest highly integrated silicon components are enabling a massive acceleration of LTE worldwide.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Snowden slams UK government's data-access proposals; big data types need to tread carefully; Telekom Austria and KPN in LTE roaming agreement.
NetSocket launches its Virtual Partner Program for third-party developers as the next stage in building its apps portfolio.
The FCC is soliciting public comment on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger while opponents to that and the AT&T/DirecTV deal continue to voice concerns.
Telepresence vendor will use the cash to video-enable connected devices, including support for WebRTC.
China's three major operators have formed a joint venture company to manage the country's mobile towers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators welcome data law change; BT has its day in court, and bags a Special One; VDSL2 boost in France.
Economics didn't stack up for mobile giant, but China Telecom is forging ahead with its 802.11 expansion.
European Union roaming regulations are opening the doorway to an enhanced consumer experience and higher market growth.
60GHz finally appears to be on the cusp of being a more widely used technology for super-fast short-range and wider area links.
NTT has made an awkward pitch to Telstra to help it with its regional business.
The beauty of the early Internet was that it was distance-insensitive but as video takes over and the cloud grows, is that changing?
Funding, spread over five years, will help the silicon giant push the limits of chip technology for cloud computing and big data systems.
NTT's Dimension Data unit is looking for acquisitions to boost its presence in Asia-Pacific.
One of the carrier's sponsored data providers, Syntonic Wireless, is opening up its content store for AT&T customers to use apps that don't count against their data caps.
WebRTC has the potential to enable armies of developers to create their own real-time communications apps in previously unheard-of ways.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government plans to carry on (data-)snooping; Telefonica must cough up; operators bend EU's ear.
Aereo is now arguing that since the Supreme Court has effectively ruled it a cable company, it should have the same rights as a cable operator to license broadcast content.
Mobility, the cloud, and virtualization are turning carrier networks upside down.
Fiber access vendor also announces Grande Communications as the first cable customer for its new broadband product that enables 1-Gig download speeds.
German operator and vendor develop IPv4-over-IPv6 solution to boost cloud service capabilities on DT's Terastream network.
By connecting three X1 DVRs together, Comcast users can get 'Super DVR' service with the ability to watch and record up to 15 shows at once.
A survey of nearly 900 members of the Light Reading community reveals expectations that the Internet of Things will increase network demand and require upgrades.
There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities - monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.
The Ciena Agility Multilayer WAN Controller is designed to allow carriers to optimize wide-area networks for the needs of cloud and enterprise customers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu gets speedy on copper; Bosnian operator targets Austria; South African jobs strife.
Alcatel-Lucent's research unit claims 10Gbit/s transmission over copper using an extension of the G.fast specifications.
With Project Calico, company taps networking roots to launch open source project that brings IP scaling to NFV.
An OSS/BSS startup will shutter its own MVNO in favor of providing service creation, policy, and billing management for Sprint's prepaid wireless services.
New Zealand ISP Slingshot makes Netflix and other restricted services widely available to subscribers by turning on its anti-geo-blocking feature as a default setting.
Internet veteran Peter Sevcik uses analysis of Netflix's own ISP Speed Index to show that broadband ISPs aren't at fault for video slowdown.
The Open Interconnect Consortium joins the rapidly growing ranks of groups dedicated to device interoperability in the Internet of Things realm.
Alcatel-Lucent has some Vodafone Spring in its step, but it's only got one foot in the giant mobile carrier's outdoor small cell procurement door.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu benefits from Project Spring; Monitise reports; smartphones as passion-killers.
Samsung Electronics may be the global leader, but the smartphone market isn't growing as fast as it was...
Challenges include adapting to pay-as-you-go pricing, educating customers, and loss of control of the network, according to an Interxion executive.
ATIS will show off the first demo of interoperable, operator-supported WebRTC in the fourth quarter, a year and a half after its launch.
Learning some wireless coverage and capacity lessons from the World Cup.
Enterprise small cells are gaining popularity for improving in-building coverage but vendors still need to follow some basic rules for building trust in this new and emerging market.
Atmel will get Newport Media's low-power Bluetooth and WiFi silicon for better M2M to drive the Internet of Things.
The 25G Gigabit Ethernet Consortium looks like a case of companies moving to establish a default standard where the standards process has failed so far.
The carrier-led mobile money JV plans to rebrand to distance itself from the violent militia by the same name.
The service provider is using LTE to provide broadband connectivity in rural Vermont and building out a FTTH network.
Google is now ranking ISPs on their ability to deliver a high-quality YouTube experience.
In a new 'State of the Internet' report from Akamai, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong rank as the most 4K-ready nations, based on sustained broadband speeds.
Aggregating customer traffic in a multi-tenant setting can also aggregate the risk of DDoS attacks.
Hardware accelerators can help NFV servers meet the demands of carrier networks, says a Broadcom executive.
Embracing virtualization has opened up new markets for Certes Networks' encryption capabilities.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sells Norwegian unit to TeliaSonera; Orange looks Spain-wards for future M&A action; Telefonica broadens pay-TV interests.
As Release 10 and 11 of the 3GPP's LTE standards are being turned on, operators are seeking features that offer the biggest bang for their buck.
There are now more than 100 million IPTV users globally, according to Point Topic, but is it a service with much future growth?
Operator's IPO filing reveals how much it paid for its numerous acquisitions.
Wholesale services specialist Zayo files its IPO documents, but warns that profits are still some way off.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ISPs sue UK spooks; KPN rolls out WiFi with Fon; more Uber upset.
Comcast reports that live streaming of the World Cup has already surpassed online viewing during the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Virtualization will help, but may actually complicate things in the near term.
Cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers are striking up an unusual friendship, yet this unexpected pairing may lead to profitability for both sides, once some significant challenges are hurdled.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approval for Vodafone/ONO deal; Vodafone plugs into Irish electricity network; Tele2 in M2M tie-up.
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Gainesville Regional Utilities deploys smart grid communications infrastructure in an effort to reduce outages and give customers more automation options.
Chip giant closes its acquisition of the multi-gigabit market leader and promises mobile devices with tri-band in the second half of the year.
Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, which develops Qualcomm's AllJoyn connected device language.
Consortium says new specs for 25 Gbit/s and 50 Gbit/s are more cost effective than current 10 Gbit/s links.
July is only 2 days old but has already witnessed multiple acquisition announcements, with the test and measurement, OSS, and mobile small cell sectors leading the way.
The open source NFV platform meeting in the Valley this week highlights some of the key shifts ongoing in telecom.
Acquisition of the DAS company will strengthen Nokia's infrastructure play - particularly in indoor enterprise environments - in the US.
Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.
With the start of Connect America Phase II, the FCC is accepting challenges on whether individual census blocks are being adequately served by existing broadband providers.
Test and measurement vendor will use the acquisition to strengthen its VoLTE and VoIP testing products.
Most connecting in the car today is done through smartphone tethering, Heavy Reading says, but Analysys Mason predicts 90% of cars will be connected in the next 10 years.
Just because SDN is better doesn't mean adoption will be easy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica/E-Plus merger gets the EC green light; Anite profits nearly halved; Fon enters Romania.
Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent 400G test with Huawei.
T-Mobile CEO calls the case 'unfounded and without merit.'
Former Cisco VP and CTO of Mobility is now the CEO of indoor mobile startup, Mist Systems.
Leading carriers and vendors in the NFV movement were scheduled to hold an 'inception meeting' this week to get things rolling.
Google acquires human-curated music app Songza to add a radio component to its Google Play music services.
Light Reading's Big Telecom Event featured plenty of packet-optical activity and discussion.
Ethernet chip specialist consolidates its expansion strategy with the planned acquisition of fellow network processor vendor.
Roberts' latest contract puts him in the top 10 of CEO salaries ever, while the TWC C-suite guys get fitted for golden parachutes.
The Detroit-based energy provider installs Tollgrade sensors in an effort to predict and avoid outages on its power network.
The vendor's head of managed services tells Bloomberg it's in talks with both operators about managing their wireless infrastructure.
Frontier hopes to boost the productivity of businesses with a service that lets them send and reply to text messages through existing landline numbers.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson doubles up in Romania; Swisscom goes contactless; mHealth advances in Africa.
As M2M matures into the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology and network requirements are becoming much more complex.