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TelcoTV 2012: Rural Telcos Battle FCC Funding Changes
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/26/2012  |  Post a comment
FCC rules are seriously impacting rural telcos' broadband buildouts, so they are fighting back, says NTCA CEO Shirley Bloomfield
Euronews: Nokia Now a Smartphone 'Other'
News Analysis  | 
10/26/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Handsets giant slips out of smartphones top five; Ericsson keeps the faith; Euronews gets tough on pizzas
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Mobile)
Jonestown  | 
10/26/2012  |  Post a comment
4:00 AM In the third of our 2012 Leading Lights awards shortlist blogs, we look at the companies that made the cut in the mobile products category
U-Verse TV Marches Out 1M+ Wireless Receivers
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  3 comments
AT&T's Maria Dillard touts the popularity of the new wire-free boxes and outlines how interactive apps are giving U-verse a TV edge
Sprint Wants Users to Get 4G Tablet Habit
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Sprint bets that the iPad Mini could change the dynamics of the LTE tablet market as it revamps data plan pricing to take on AT&T and Verizon
Windstream Gets Hip to Over-the-Top Video
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  Post a comment
As Windstream plans to augment Merge, its over-the-top video service, its thinking offers some pointers for other independent telcos
Carrier vs. IT: Cowboys & Aliens?
iBraue  | 
10/25/2012  |  Post a comment
12:00 PM The carrier and IT communities are worlds apart when it comes to big mobile issues, according to some recent surveys
Dante's SDH Inferno
EuroBlog  | 
10/25/2012  |  1 comment
11:40 AM SDH has been torched in the pan-European research network run by Dante
Sprint Building Out LTE in 200+ Cities
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  3 comments
As its Q3 losses widen and its iDen customer exodus continues, Sprint continues with its LTE rollout race, despite vendor delays
Cox Faces Set-Top Fee Flap
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Private equity firm snaps up ACI; Comcast's McSlarrow heads west; Texas telco streams with Harmonic
Arris Blows Out Docsis Modem Sales in Q3
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  1 comment
Arris sets a record as it ships 2.63 million cable gateways and voice modems in Q3, with 88% having that distinct Docsis 3.0 flavor
Tellabs Cutting More Jobs
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  1 comment
With sales still under pressure, another 200 staff are being laid off as Tellabs looks to reduce its costs further
Infinera Has Tier 1 News (Soon)
Craig's A-List  | 
10/25/2012  |  21 comments
8:30 AM The company talked about this big North American customer. The deal finally happened, and there aren't many guesses as to who it is
Telstra's New Network Edge
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/25/2012  |  1 comment
Telstra's Mike Wright and Rami Rahim of Juniper Networks discuss the Australian carrier's decision to revamp its edge network using broadband network gateway (BNG) capabilities
Euronews: Orange Squeezes Its Payout
News Analysis  | 
10/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Maroc Telecom suitors emerge; Telefónica is Thinking Things; die Mutter of all German data centers
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Day 2
LRTV Soundbites  | 
10/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Verizon/Redbox Combo Set for Q4 Breakout
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/24/2012  |  2 comments
In his TelcoTV keynote, Verizon's Robert Mudge says the service will play a key role in the company's 'borderless lifestyle' strategy
Boxee CEO Now a Friend of Big Cable?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/24/2012  |  3 comments
After initially appealing to cord-cutters, Boxee CEO Avner Ronen says his company is now prepared to strike partnerships with cable operators
AT&T Expects Tablet Boost in Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
10/24/2012  |  Post a comment
AT&T expects tablets, including the new iPad Mini, to contribute big in Q4, as smartphones dominate in Q3 and 4G LTE buildouts continue to expand
Netflix Sinks as It Cuts Q4 Subscriber Forecast
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/24/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Intel connects with Comcast; Harmonic sees Euro sluggishness in Q3; Arris and SeaChange get their TelcoTV on
Alcatel-Lucent Overhauls Backhaul for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
10/24/2012  |  Post a comment
Vendor revamps its backhaul portfolio to address small-cell rollouts
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Cable)
The Bauminator  | 
10/24/2012  |  Post a comment
9:45 AM In round two of our 2012 Leading Lights award series, we offer the reasons why we picked these seven finalists
Euronews: Russia Gets LTE-Advanced
News Analysis  | 
10/24/2012  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: EE takes a dip; Norway to go, Telenor; AlcaLu does lightRadio Wi-Fi with Ziggo; FT to fund FTTH in Alsace
A New Lease of Life for DSL
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/24/2012  |  Post a comment
Broadband Forum CEO Robin Mersh talks about the recent G.vector plugfest, the potential gains from vectoring for DSL operators and his 'odd' connection with Jane Fonda
Juniper Struggles Continue Past Q3
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  3 comments
A flat outlook and yet another executive transition keep the 'interesting' times rolling
Deciding On a 4G Operator for Your iPad Mini
Jonestown  | 
10/23/2012  |  2 comments
6:10 PM -- The new iPads add support for Sprint's LTE to AT&T and Verizon 4G, but which carrier to pick for your iPad Mini?
Sycamore Prepares to Shut Down
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  6 comments
An $18.75M sale of most of the business presages the end of a high-flier from Light Reading's early days
Apple Adds 4G LTE Flavors as It Shrinks iPad
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  1 comment
The device's LTE support is good news for Sprint and its new big brother, too, as Apple spreads out to more 4G frequencies
Building Transport Networks for the Cloud
Research Analyst Interviews  | 
10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Colt's Mirko Voltolini discuss opportunities and challenges for network operators in the cloud era as well as some of the key enabling technologies for adapting transport networks to cloud demands
Docsis 3.1: The Final Frontier?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Cable modem pioneer Rouzbeh Yassini explores whether 3.1 is final step before cable goes FTTH, or if new Docsis specs might be on the horizon
Cable-Tec Expo 2012: 6 Big Takeaways
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  3 comments
Our wrap-up hits the Docsis 3.1 reveal, the CCAP race, upstream innovations, cable's mobile maneuvers, and what's on deck at Huawei
Carriers Collaborate on Network of the Future
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
A new Industry Specifications Group has been created to identify the communications network architecture of the future.
2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
Craig's A-List  | 
10/23/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM Kicking off a series of blogs about the 2012 Leading Lights awards, here's the reasoning for the six telecom product finalists we picked
Sprint Serves 32 LTE Markets, With 115 on Deck
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Sprint is playing catch-up with AT&T on 4G LTE as the carrier moves ahead with new launches in smaller markets
Comcast & Rogers Plow $15M Into Telepresence
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Virgin Media rides TiVo to Q3 video sub gain; Verizon/Redbox service eyes Q4 launch; another ex-Canoe exec resurfaces
Google: SDN Works for Us
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  1 comment
Software defined networking using OpenFlow has worked so well for Google's inter-data center network it's going to adopt it elsewhere
Euronews: Nokia Banks on Bonds to Raise €750M
News Analysis  | 
10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Q3 profits down at KPN, Transmode and ADVA; EE unveils its 4G tariff
BBWF 2012: More Pics
Slide Shows  | 
10/23/2012  |  Post a comment
Further pictorial evidence of industry life at the Broadband World Forum in Amsterdam
Coherent Breathes New Life Into Subsea
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Advances in coherent optics are good news for submarine network system upgrades but not so great for those wanting to lay new subsea cables
Verizon Wireless & Cable Keep Rolling
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/22/2012  |  Post a comment
The mobile carrier, Cox and Time Warner Cable hook up their bundles in several more cities in Arizona, California, Massachusetts and New York
ADT Adds a Cable Guy
The Bauminator  | 
10/22/2012  |  3 comments
3:15 PM ADT looks even more cable-friendly after industry vet Arthur Orduña joins the home security giant, which has been the topic of M&A scuttlebutt
Ethernet Expo 2012: Record Number of Experts Lined Up
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
10/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading offers a preview of Ethernet Expo Americas, which will take place this November in New York
Smart Grid Reality Check
Wireless Bits  | 
10/22/2012  |  4 comments
11:25 AM Some utility companies don't want to rely on telcos for communications networks in their smart grids
Dish Pays $80M for Cablevision Spectrum
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/22/2012  |  1 comment
Also: TW Cable means business with new cloud services; Cable-Tec Expo attendance drops; CEA goes with UltraHD label
BT Preps for 4G Backhaul
LRTV Interviews  | 
10/22/2012  |  Post a comment
BT Wholesale's Steve Best gives an update on the backhaul and HD voice services markets as mobile operators migrate to 4G, answers questions about dark fiber and wholesale IP voice and gives The Lord of the Rings a nod
Rumor: Cisco Seeks Small-Cells Smarts
LR Mobile Rumors  | 
10/22/2012  |  1 comment
BBWF 2012: Picture This!
Slide Shows  | 
10/22/2012  |  4 comments
We had our camera to hand on the Broadband World Forum show floor in Amsterdam – see who had a drink and a massage!
TelcoTV: More Than Just Video in Vegas
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Broadband strategies will be showcased at the 11th annual event, keynoted by execs from AT&T, TDS Telecom, Verizon and Windstream
Startup Cohere Lands Big Names & Big Bucks
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
10/22/2012  |  4 comments
The hot cable-access startup packs $23M in new investment, Infinera's Drew Perkins as CEO and vets from Cisco, TW Cable and Ericsson
Euronews: EU Says No to Trade War With China
News Analysis  | 
10/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Also on today's EMEA news dashboard: MegaFon delays IPO; Qatar Telecom sniffs around Moroccan stake; du does the business in third quarter
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