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Oclaro Predicts Dim 2012 for Optical
News Analysis | 7/31/2012

Second-half sales will be flat, leading the optical components company to step up the 'synergies' from the Opnext merger

FCC Dings Verizon on 4G App Blocking
Jonestown | 7/31/2012

5:50 PM Big Red has to pay out a paltry $1.25M and stop blocking tethering apps as FCC settles on 4G rules from 2008

Sprint Wants to Snip the Verizon/Cable Bundle
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/31/2012

Sprint wants the FCC to impose a wireline condition that could prevent Verizon Wireless and cable from bundling up in some big US cities

Sprint Sacrifices Clearwire WiMax in iDEN Demise
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/31/2012

Sprint's decommissioning its iDEN network more quickly than expected, and it's taking down some collocated Clearwire WiMax cell sites in the process

Vote for LR's Hall of Fame
News Analysis | 7/31/2012

We'll be adding five more names to the Light Reading Hall of Fame in November. Let us know who you'd pick

Cisco Clinches $5B NDS Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/31/2012

Also: Apple TV tunes into Hulu Plus; cable guys release energy standards; feds OK Comcast's A&E sale; Comcast tries to explain Xfinity

'Pop Goes the iPod
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/31/2012

FreedomPop will soon offer a nearly free 4G WiMax service that users only need an iPod Touch to access

Allot Buys Content Caching Specialist
News Analysis | 7/31/2012

DPI vendor reports impressive Q2 growth and opens its wallet again, this time to buy P2P content management firm Oversi

Here Comes the 4G iPhone
Wireless Bits | 7/31/2012

7:15 AM If the latest speculation is right, Apple will reveal its next iPhone in September

Euronews: NSN Lands 100G Deal
News Analysis | 7/31/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: a regional transport upgrade; a new team at the helm of Cable & Wireless Worldwide; M&A action at Allot; and much more

Who's Rallying for Google Fiber?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/30/2012

About 24% of the 'Fiberhoods' in Kansas City, Mo., have met their pre-registration goals, while the Kansas side has been slow out of the gate

Apple Could Make Mobile Payments AuthenTec
Que Sera Sarah | 7/30/2012

1:20 PM The iPhone maker's paying $356M for security vendor AuthenTec, adding a vital element to mobile payments

Losing Disney – Every Year
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/30/2012

Telecom fraud is an ever-present drain on operator profitability, and despite the best efforts of operators and their vendor partners, it continues to grow

Oracle Gets More Virtual by Buying Xsigo
News Analysis | 7/30/2012

As VMware is becoming more Cisco-like, so is Oracle becoming more VMware-like, by acquiring Xsigo

Telefónica Goes Wi-Fi for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/30/2012

For now, Telefónica's small-cell network in the UK supports only Wi-Fi, and it's looking to add cellular support

Salary Survey: Penny for Your Thoughts?
Que Sera Sarah | 7/30/2012

11:20 AM Do you love/hate your job? Has your company hired/fired people? Chime in on our third annual salary survey and let us know

Comcast Turns On Usage-Based Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/30/2012

Comcast picks Nashville to test a new policy that charges $10 for every 50 GBs a customer consumes beyond a monthly 300GB ceiling

Ruckus Sticks One on Cisco
Wireless Bits | 7/30/2012

11:05 AM 'I'll see you outside...'

Netflix, VoD Fail to Satisfy
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/30/2012

Also: Comcast simplifies Olympics streaming; Aereo may tweak subscription fees; Google Fiber chases more TV deals

Def Con Hacks Huawei
AsiaBlog | 7/30/2012

9:45 AM Security flaws found in Chinese vendor's smaller routers

Euronews: Huawei to Hire More Brits
News Analysis | 7/30/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese giant plans to expand in UK; Hutchison boss isn't leaving Euro expansion to Slim; end of an era at Salo

Carrier Ethernet Q&A: Accedian CEO
Ethernet Exposed | 7/30/2012

10:45 AM Heavy Reading and CEO Patrick Ostiguy discuss Accedian’s Performance Assured Ethernet solutions for business services and mobile backhaul applications

Where VMware Is Outdoing Cisco
Craig's A-List | 7/30/2012

1:00 AM Cisco rightly prides itself on leading the way through market transitions. But what about the one that's happening now?

Photos: The Independent Show
Slide Shows | 7/27/2012

Vanilla Ice and a bunch of Tier 2/3 cable operators made the trek to Florida to talk policy, programming and technology

T-Mobile: We Need Verizon Spectrum to Compete
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2012

T-Mobile tells FCC that Verizon's AWS spectrum from the cableco deal will help it deliver better 4G service on its forthcoming LTE network

Tellabs: Holding On in Europe
News Analysis | 7/27/2012

Tellabs is managing its spending, keeping cash levels high and paying dividends. But discussing its future creates a head-slapping good time

Google Fiber's Drive for Density
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/27/2012

Also: UTStarcom spinning out IPTV business; FCC maps out the Connect America Fund; AT&T and Verizon turn down rural broadband cash

Alcatel-Lucent: Too Little, Too Late?
News Analysis | 7/27/2012

The vendor's turnaround strategy now includes market, contract and headcount cuts, but is it enough?

Smartphone Market Grows 42%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2012

Samsung and Apple dominate while Nokia hangs on to third place in Q2

OS Watch: The Samsung, Apple Copycat Controversy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2012

Also: Zuck shoots down HTC Facebook phone rumors; Microsoft's ups and downs in the enterprise; BlackBerry adds photo-editing tools; and more

Euronews: On Your Marks, Get Set ... Tweet!
News Analysis | 7/27/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Will UK's mobile networks cope with Olympics data frenzy? Telefónica German IPO latest; Colt looking frisky

Bank, Service Provider Fees Slow Mobile Payments
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2012

Why are consumers still writing paper checks in the smartphone age? It costs less. And if mobile payments are ever going to take off, the fees need to fall away

One Giant Leap for MeeGo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2012

Jolla CEO Jussi Hurmola left Nokia to lead a new smartphone company based on the MeeGo OS and he's promising something new

Tellabs Joins the Party
News Analysis | 7/26/2012

The lowered-guidance party, that is, after posting a net loss of $5M in Q2

Solavei Launches Recruit-Your-Friends Wireless Service
Que Sera Sarah | 7/26/2012

6:30 PM New T-Mobile MVNO offers a wireless plan that gets cheaper, even pays you, the more friends you sign up for it

Docsis 3.0 Dominates Arris Modem Shipments
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/26/2012

Almost 83% of CPEs shipped in Q2 were wideband in Q2, but Arris warns that it may miss a revenue target for video gateways

The Google Fiber Threat
The Bauminator | 7/26/2012

6:05 PM Google won't steamroll the incumbents, but its measured service rollout could apply pricing pressure and speed the rollout of 1-Gig technology

Pressure's On in Paris
EuroBlog | 7/26/2012

2:35 PM Alcatel-Lucent CEO admits mistakes – will he be allowed to make more?

Google Fiber Bundles TV, Shuns Data Caps
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/26/2012

The 1-Gig service will sell for $70 per month, while the TV bundle goes for $120. But Kansas Citians will have to beg a bit to get Google Fiber

Sprint LTE: First, We Take Manhattan (Kansas)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/26/2012

Sprint continues with street-level scramble to deploy 4G LTE in Georgia, Kansas and Texas clusters by Sept. 3

MetroPCS: LTE Will Bring Subscribers Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/26/2012

After its first-ever quarter of subscriber losses, the no-contract carrier says LTE will bring them running back in Q4

News Corp. & BSkyB Plow Cash Into Roku
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/26/2012

Also: Google to reveal fiber details; Dish tweaks ad-zapper settings; Comcast opens up Wi-Fi; BendBroadband joins M&A frenzy

Sprint Hunkers Down for Network Vision
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/26/2012

Sprint's loss widens to $1.4B as investment in Network Vision upgrades grows, while unlimited data plans help iPhone sales

Alcatel-Lucent Could Exit 25% of Services Deals
News Analysis | 7/26/2012

A quarter of Alcatel-Lucent's managed services deals are up for review and many markets could be abandoned as it looks to cut costs

IP Remains Alcatel-Lucent's Star Performer
News Analysis | 7/26/2012

Networks group is suffering badly, with only the IP division bucking the trend

Euronews: Telefónica Cancels Dividends
News Analysis | 7/26/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Still feeling the pain in Spain (and elsewhere); two cheers for France Telecom; ARM flexes its biceps; and AlcaLu's woes

Alcatel-Lucent to Cut 5,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 7/26/2012

Economic pressures finally lead to major headcount reduction as new cost-cutting plan is announced

Google Reveals Moto's Patent Price
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/25/2012

Moto wasn't just a patent play for Google. Its patents are worth less than half of the price it paid. So what happens next?

Cable Tries to Break Video Encryption Stalemate
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/25/2012

Six major cable operators say they'll support a security framework that would let IP-connected retail devices receive basic video tiers

Operators Like CE 2.0 – So Far
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/25/2012

A recent CE 2.0 survey suggests that the majority of operators believe the CE 2.0 initiative is an important step forward for the industry

Lemko Pitches Backhaul-Free LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/25/2012

Chicago company wants wireless operators to take an IT-centric approach to wireless and virtualize the core. Here's what's holding them back

Netflix Slides, Blames Olympics
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/25/2012

Also: Virgin Media nears 1 million TiVo customers; Harmonic shuffles its lead team as it reports Q2; TW Cable exec joins SeaWell's board

HLR Headaches
Wireless Bits | 7/25/2012

7:00 AM Are subscriber database issues going to bedevil mobile operators?

Access Doubts Dent NBCU's Olympics Ambitions
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/25/2012

NBCU's coverage could be a watershed moment for TV Everywhere and online video, but some viewers may need help getting past the sign-on screen

Samsung Lands 4G Deal in India
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/25/2012

Samsung has won a significant LTE TDD infrastructure contract in India, reports Light Reading India

Euronews: Continental Woes Cuff BT
News Analysis | 7/25/2012

Financial updates from BT and others, some tunnel vision, plus a packet core win for Ericsson, feature in today's regional roundup

Apple Misses Wall St's Q3 Expectations
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2012

New product speculation put a small dent in Apple's Q3 sales, but the company is still raking in a huge profit on mobile devices

Juniper Taps Riverbed for Enterprise Help
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2012

The WAN optimization market hasn't been kind to Juniper, so for its latest move, the company is turning to Riverbed

Can Unlimited Data Survive the Trial of Tiers?
Jonestown | 7/24/2012

5:30 PM -- Is there a point where the revenues to be had from tiered plans make unlimited untenable for Sprint and others?

Comcast Revs Up Pricey 305-Meg Tier
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/24/2012

Comcast's $300 tier outpaces FiOS's fastest downstream speeds and matches its best upstream speeds in several Northeastern markets

Verizon & Redbox Boot Up Web Video Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/24/2012

The JV's service, now in testing, will be called Redbox Instant by Verizon, and will be helmed by former FiOS exec Shawn Strickland

Britain Braced for 4G Fight
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2012

Let the battle for Britain's LTE spectrum commence!

Sprint's 4G LTE Scramble
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2012

Sprint SVP Azzi tells LR Mobile the operator is launching new 4G LTE cities as soon as street-level coverage is 'useful' for customers

AT&T's 4G Capex Gets Dense
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2012

Ma Bell's CFO allows that the operator could spend around 60% of its $20B capex budget on wireless

EC Clears Cisco's $5B NDS Buy
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/24/2012

Also: AT&T's DSL woes continue; ACA chair seeks Cable Act refresh; pay TV preps for the Olympics; Buckeye signs TV Everywhere partner

Huawei Snatches Ericsson's Crown
News Analysis | 7/24/2012

The Chinese vendor can now claim to be the biggest telecom systems vendor, at least based on reported first-half sales

AT&T Sells 5.1M Smartphones in Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2012

3.7M were iPhones, helping to drive up data revenues and subscriber numbers for Ma Bell

Huawei Increases H1 Sales by 4.5%
News Analysis | 7/24/2012

Chinese behemoth keeps on upping its sales but its operating profits take a tumble

Euronews: Cisco Cuts More Jobs
News Analysis | 7/24/2012

More jobs woe, the UK's 4G spectrum crawl and European earnings reports feature in today's regional roundup

UK's 4G Auction Set for 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2012

Bidding process for 250MHz of spectrum in two bands now set to take place next year

VMware Insists It's Not Warring With Cisco
News Analysis | 7/23/2012

The $1B Nicira deal seems like VMware's bid to become king of software-defined networking. Should Cisco worry about that?

Motorola, Evolution Win RFPs for Set-Tops
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/23/2012

The vendors get a hunting license to sell their channel-zappers to NCTC members that serve a combined 23M video subscribers

VMware to Buy SDN Startup for More Than $1B
News Analysis | 7/23/2012

The proposed acquisition shows how valuable software-defined networking has become, especially to a company that doesn't have it

TV White Space: Niche Play or the Next Big Thing?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/23/2012

TV white space offers mobile operators a free shot at much-needed spectrum for mobile broadband services

Analysts Still Have Doubts About Juniper
News Analysis | 7/23/2012

Tuesday's earnings shouldn't be as dismaying as other companies' have been, but that doesn't mean Juniper is immune to the economy

Will Cable Face an OTT Block Party?
The Bauminator | 7/23/2012

1:40 PM It may just be a negotiation tactic, but there are worries that programmers will try to keep MSOs from piping OTT video directly to the TV

Service Providers Could Provide More Cellphone Privacy
News Analysis | 7/23/2012

Your cellphone provider makes it easy for cops to track your movements. Here's a list of what law enforcement can get from carriers about your phone, without a warrant

DirecTV Wants Cable to Dump Clearwire Stakes
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/23/2012

Satellite TV giant says cable's continued connection could scare off others from investing in Clearwire. Is DirecTV in that group?

ZTE's Grand Smartphone Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/23/2012

As Nokia and RIM decline, ZTE sees a chance to boost its smartphone market share and global brand awareness as it launches Grand X device

Cable's Cheap HD Video Era Gets Rolling
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/23/2012

Also: Comcast and Verizon Wireless bundle up in Florida; Mediacom chief pitches TV rate freeze; Comcast Skypes into Connecticut

Photos: Cadillac's Connected Ride
Slide Shows | 7/23/2012

GM turns the new Cadillac XTS into a smartphone-like connected machine, and it's eyeing LTE next

Carrier Ethernet Service & Technology Trends
Ethernet Exposed | 7/23/2012

Heavy Reading's Ethernet Europe 2012 post-show report is centered on perspectives of 20-plus Ethernet Executive Council members

Euronews: Nokia to Get Choosy?
News Analysis | 7/23/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia looks at iPhone-style 'partnership' launch of Windows 8 phone; the $350 tablet; Austrian M&A update

South Korea: 4G Nation
AsiaBlog | 7/23/2012

4:45 AM LTE goes mainstream in South Korea

Cable Co-Op Lights Up TV Everywhere Platform
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/20/2012

Also: Arris gets a downgrade; Motorola posts Q2 loss; Suddenlink eyes cable system buys; Viacom and DirecTV bury the hatchet

OS Watch: Nokia to Drive Up Windows 8 Prices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2012

Also: Microsoft slides in Windows 8 wait; HTC offers carriers Jelly Bean; RIM woos developers; Apple captures mobile advertisers' attention

NetScout Pockets Accanto's Probes
News Analysis | 7/20/2012

NetScout buys an Italian slice of Accanto's service provider IT (SPIT) business

Smooth Social Operators
iBraue | 7/20/2012

9:00 AM You'd think hi-tech vendors would be more social-network-savvy than carrier folks. But it's just not true

SIP Trunking: Move It or Lose IT
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/20/2012

The rapid rise of cloud-based services and OTT Internet applications is boosting demand for SIP trunking

Edge Caching, SIP Trunking & Mobile Money in Africa
Research Rewind | 7/20/2012

This week: Edge caching, SIP trunking and mobile money in Africa, telco forecasts for the USA and the Czech Republic

A Carrier Wi-Fi Competitor
Kaps Korner | 7/20/2012

7:00 AM What prevents more companies from building seamless networks made of stitched-together hot spots?

Euronews: Vodafone's Data Boom
News Analysis | 7/20/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone struggles in Europe but data perks up the picture; French senator fears Chinese spies; Wales saved, fiber-wise

Caught in FiOS's Speed Trap
The Bauminator | 7/20/2012

6:00 AM Comcast reportedly is teeing up a 305Mbit/s tier to match up with Verizon's new high-end Quantum service

Vendors Stumble in the 3G Gap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2012

The long wait for the 4G ramp-up is starting to hit the bottom line for infrastructure vendors

Google Keeps Quiet on Plans for Moto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2012

The Android maker earned $12.21B in Q2, including $1.25B from Moto Mobility, but is only promising 'changes' for the company

Ethernet Executive Council 2Q12 Survey Report Available
Ethernet Exposed | 7/19/2012

4:20 PM Report provides valuable insight from service provider experts shaping the direction of the Carrier Ethernet industry

MobiTV Pitches Network DVR Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/19/2012

MobiTV is breaking out its nDVR service as a standalone product it can license to wireless carriers and pay-TV providers

O2's Payback
EuroBlog | 7/19/2012

2:05 PM The operator is ready to say it's sorry for the recent outage, offering compensation that might total more than £220M

Verizon: Shared Data Won't Shake User Revenue
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2012

Verizon CFO says that some 3G unlimited customers are already switching to the new shared 4G plans

Verizon CFO Is a Tease on iPhone Timing
Jonestown | 7/19/2012

10:45 AM Verizon CFO Fran Shammo fuelled the iPhone rumor mill during the operator's Q2 call

Cogeco Invades US Via $1.36B Atlantic Buy
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/19/2012

Also: Docsis 3.0 amps up cable modem revenues; Clearleap jumps into TV Everywhere; Entone pitches hybrid TV to cable operators

Verizon Reports $1.83B Profit for Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2012

Verizon added 1.2M wireless subscribers in the quarter and reports that FiOS now represents 65% of consumer wireline revenue

Restructuring Costs Hit NSN's Q2
News Analysis | 7/19/2012

As it sheds thousands of jobs, the costs of reorganization are keeping NSN in the red

CEO Joins $6.6B Bid for Suddenlink
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/19/2012

Members of Suddenlink's management team and two investment firms have struck a deal to acquire the seventh-largest cable operator in the US

Euronews: Nokia Loses $1.9B in Q2
News Analysis | 7/19/2012

In today's roundup: Tax bill pushes Nokia's Q2 net loss to $1.88 billion; Apple ordered to advertise Galaxy; Tele2 profits slip

How Many BlackBerry 10s Must RIM Sell?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2012

4:00 AM RIM's counting on BlackBerry 10 to save it, but just how many must it sell to restore relevancy? And is it possible? Analysts aren't so sure

Google Launching Kansas City Fiber on July 26
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Or, at least, that's when the company will talk more about its 1Gbit/s fiber-to-the-home buildout

TWC Warns TV Programmers
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/18/2012

In today's cable bites: The fight over programming costs gets punchier, Dish gets a boost and TWC might have a red face over blue chalk

AT&T Joins Verizon in the Shared Data Pool
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2012

New Mobile Share plans let its customers share data across up to 10 mobile devices

Myanmar: The Next Big Deal?
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Liberalization in the South-East Asian country is opening up a market ripe for investment but with a human rights twist

Calix Gets SaaS-y Wth Customer Service
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Latest Compass offer lets smaller telcos bump up their customer support without major hardware or software investment

Ericsson Sets Q2 Benchmark
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Despite all sorts of negative pressures, Ericsson's sales are holding up and it is still making money

Verizon Goes Geek Over SMBs
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Telecom giant teams with BestBuy's Geek Squad to offer IT Help Desk service to employees of small and medium-sized businesses

Euronews: Ericsson Hangs Tough
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson revenues up despite hard times; TeliaSonera revises outlook; Morocco hits the 4G trail

Oclaro/Opnext Deal Not Quite Done
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Shareholders have mostly approved the optical components merger, but there's a catch

Stoke & Samsung: Million-Dollar Buddies
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

One's an aspiring 4G equipment provider, the other's a scrappy 8-year-old, and together they fight crime. Or maybe, chase LTE deals

Sprint: The Birth of a Network
Jonestown | 7/17/2012

5:20 PM Reliability and unlimited data are key selling points for Sprint's LTE network, but user forums are reporting connection issues

VMware Preps Its Next Act
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Since VMware isn't exactly a sinking ship, a change at the top might indicate the company senses the next phase of technology emerging

Sprint Builds an MVNO Factory
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Anyone can be a wireless operator with Sprint's new 'MVNO in a box' package

New Yahoo CEO: Cable Friend or Foe?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Also: Now TV could be bad for bundling; Comcast gets with the Scripps; TiVo acquisition

Sprint Taps Startup to Put Apps to Work
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

The carrier's enterprise app store leaves the heavy lifting to SPIT startup Nuwin, while Sprint itself sticks to the thing it does best

Wave Goodbye to WAC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Operator-led Wholesale Applications Community disbands as assets are sold to Apigee and the GSMA picks up what's left of the initiative

'Indie' Startup Ready for an IPO
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Gigamon, founded eight years ago without VC help, is ready to tell its story of network-monitoring gear to Wall Street

Euronews: AlcaLu Plunges
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Alcatel-Lucent's woes and some wireless M&A action stir up the regional news pot this Tuesday

AlcaLu Issues Full-Year Profit Warning
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Vendor's share price drops below €1 as it revises its full-year outlook, saying it won't meet its margin guidance

Cricket Fires Off $30 Shot in Data Price War
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Pre-paid carrier is setting the new bar at $30 for mobile data pricing as a response to Virgin Mobile's $35 unlimited WiMax plan

Sprint's Not Snubbing Baltimore on LTE
Jonestown | 7/16/2012

7:30 PM Sprint hasn't scrapped Baltimore from its LTE plans. But LR Mobile ponders if it is actually worth jumping to LTE yet...

Lumia Loses Luster Despite AT&T Marketing Push
Que Sera Sarah | 7/16/2012

2:40 PM AT&T halves the price of the Lumia 900, which was supposed to have gotten its biggest marketing push

Cisco Buys Into Virtual Security
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Tiny startup Virtuata will contribute to two of Cisco's current obsessions: cloud computing and security

Sprint Launches 15 Markets in 4G LTE Clusters
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Sprint has tripled the size of its 4G LTE footprint at launch, promising average downloads of 6 to 8 Mbit/s in its initial markets

Comcast Buys Out Microsoft
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Also: BSkyB preps Netflix rival; Cablevisión Paraguay gets bought; and more

CSG Snaps Up Ascade
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Major service provider IT (SPIT) vendor adds to its interconnect management capabilities with acquisition of Swedish specialist

ZTE Issues H1 Profit Warning
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Sharp fall in profits hammers stock, adding to pressure of FBI probe

Euronews: Huawei Lands du Deal
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese giant makes further gains in the Middle East; Nokia slashes Lumia price in US; Dublin link is go

Wi-Fi vs. 4G: Is There Really a Debate?
Kaps Korner | 7/16/2012

6:00 AM With nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi, industry folks and academics are looking to unlicensed spectrum to expand broadband's reach and cut down on its costs

How Can You Connect to Sprint's LTE Network?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2012

Users have a choice of five devices and five cities as Sprint debuts its fresh, new 4G network this Sunday

EC's FTTX Gamble
EuroBlog | 7/13/2012

3:15 PM Now the EC's Neelie Kroes needs incumbent operators to step up and invest more in fiber

Does Aereo Have a DVR Precedent?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/13/2012

In Friday's cable rundown: analysis of Aereo's DVR defense; DoJ is Verizon's cable-spectrum obstacle; AMC goes OTT in carriage fee squabble; and more

OS Watch: RIM Loses Developer Support
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2012

Also: Android wins favor overseas and in the US; Amazon recruits Microsoft talent; Verizon plays games with Android

Do Telcos Need More Tax Dollars to Fund Broadband?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/13/2012

As service providers begin to accept money from the FCC's Connect America Fund, it's worth asking how much some companies really need the help

In Russia, LTE Licenses Command No Fee
EuroBlog | 7/13/2012

10:00 AM Governments of the world, take note

Cable's Take on the Connected Home
Research Rewind | 7/13/2012

This week: Smart homes and your daily telecom news fix

Euronews: Vodafone Shares More Network
News Analysis | 7/13/2012

In today's roundup: Network sharing in Ireland; EC decides against tariff squeeze; Russia awards fee-free LTE licenses; and more

Startup Taps Devicescape for Wi-Fi-First Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2012

Republic Wireless has named Devicescape as the Wi-Fi provider for an unlimited data service that relegates cellular to backup duty

FBI Investigates ZTE
AsiaBlog | 7/13/2012

5:20 AM The feds get on ZTE's case over alleged shipments to Iran

India Gets Serious About Fiber Investments
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/12/2012

Broadband service demand has spurred India to better reach users with FTTx technologies with improved fiber

Now What, O2?
EuroBlog | 7/12/2012

11:55 AM With its service restored, the UK operator's customer experience management strategy will now be put to the test

Pay-TV Providers Drop Channels & Fight Fees
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/12/2012

In today's roundup: Viacom battles DirecTV, Comcast mulls auto security, Microsoft scores in Brazil and Time Warner Cable sets a bounty

Mobile Ads Rack Up Cash, Social Status
Que Sera Sarah | 7/12/2012

9:30 AM A number of well-funded startups and big social networks are out to prove you can make mobility pay with advertising

ADVA Gets a Share of NYSE Action
News Analysis | 7/12/2012

Joins Ciena at the optical heart of the stock exchange

Euronews: For Sale – Spanish Mobile Operator
News Analysis | 7/12/2012

In today's roundup: M&A action in Spain; Russian LTE latest; more mobile outages; asset writedowns; and more from the EMEA region

Outage Strikes O2 UK
Wireless Bits | 7/12/2012

4:00 AM Loss of services provides O2 UK with a customer relationship challenge

Judge Keeps Aereo on the Air
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/11/2012

The streaming-TV service can keep running while awaiting its time in court

Wi-Fi in NYC Pay Phones: Second Time's a Charm?
Jonestown | 7/11/2012

5:00 PM Many may have forgotten but NYC's pay-phone makeover isn't the first attempt to install Wi-Fi in the city's historical relics

Adtran Expects Flat Carrier Spending
News Analysis | 7/11/2012

Wireline capex is looking tepid, as Adtran braces investors for a disappointing September quarter

Verizon Spectrum Debate Escalates
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/11/2012

Also: Mobile devices take over, and Poland and Norway prep cable-operator sales

FreedomPop to Phase Out Clearwire for Sprint LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2012

MVNO will launch its WiMax iPhone sleeve this year, but plans to phase out WiMax in favor of a fresh wholesale deal with Sprint as its 4G LTE footprint grows

Mobile Funding Hits $1B in June
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2012

Device makers, wireless audio, fleet management and all kinds of mobile apps help to drive up the sector's funding in June

Photos: Huawei Touches Up Its Image in the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2012

The way to the heart is through the stomach, so Huawei's showing off its new myTouch smartphones for T-Mobile at Chicago's annual food fest

Euronews: Telefonica Takes Juniper's Pulse
News Analysis | 7/11/2012

In today's mix: Telefónica uses Juniper for retail mobile security service; new head honcho at ECI; LTE in Russia

Telefonica's Packet-Optical Payoff
News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Spanish operator's R&D team believes new software capabilities can make packet-optical networking cheaper and more efficient

RIM CEO 'Not Satisfied' but Confident in BB10
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Not all is rosy at RIM, its new CEO now admits, but says he's still confident in the BlackBerry 10 launch even with its delay until 2013

Comcast Unit in $3B Asset Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Also: Viacom can't strike a deal with DirecTV; Comcast's fat cat; spectrum deal nears; cloud gaming in Korea

Socializing CRM
Que Sera Sarah | 7/10/2012

8:00 AM If you're a service provider that's not using social media for customer relationship management, it's time to start socializing

Euronews: Huawei Nears Managed Services Coup
News Analysis | 7/10/2012

In the spotlight today: Huawei's outsourcing talks; multi-layer networking; a 100Gbit/s record; global M2M cooperation; and more

M2M's Magnificent Seven
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Seven operators join forces in an alliance aimed at simplifying and reducing costs of delivering M2M services to international businesses

Huawei Claims Upload Speed Breakthrough
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Huawei claims HSUPA upload record – but do operators care too much about that anymore?

Is Telecom Growing at 10%?
News Analysis | 7/9/2012

Gartner says the telecom equipment market is growing by more than 10% – try telling that to Acme Packet

Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2012

AT&T is now adding new 4G LTE markets at a steady clip but is way behind Verizon's 304-market footprint

Microsoft Sets a Windows 8 Timeline
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2012

The cross-platform operating system will ship to manufacturers in August with a commercial launch to follow in late October

Korea Leads the Charge on Mobile VoIP
News Analysis | 7/9/2012

In South Korea, mobile operators can now charge for or block OTT VoIP services – but not all are doing so

Pondering Pre-Paid Cable TV
The Bauminator | 7/9/2012

8:00 AM A U.S. cable operator is said to be exploring a pre-paid scheme that borrows a page from the wireless world

Nokia Refugees Revive MeeGo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2012

Former Nokia employees create startup called Jolla to design and sell MeeGo-based smartphones

Euronews: MeeGo Is Reborn
News Analysis | 7/9/2012

The rebirth of MeeGo, service outages in France and an international war of words feature in today's regional roundup

Acme Packet Points to Capex Weakness
News Analysis | 7/6/2012

With summer's earnings season about to start, the wireline business gets a warning sign

Rogers Raising the Ceiling on Overage Fees
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/6/2012

Also: Best Buy and TiVo have a connected TV disconnect; Netflix CEO Facebook post gets scrutinized; Yahoo eyes Hulu CEO for top slot

Will Anyone Switch On Cable's Upstream Booster?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/6/2012

Motorola says S-CDMA's appeal is rising in the face of Verizon's new FiOS tiers, but admits that no one has deployed the technology yet

OS Watch: Samsung Up, HTC Down on Q2 Profits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2012

Also: Amazon plots a smartphone; Firefox spotted in the wild; wireless operators want RIM to cut its fees; consumers clamor for Jelly Bean

Euronews: DT Unit Eases Shell Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 7/6/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: T-Systems wins extension to data-center contract; Lebanon suffers major outage; YouView's a turn-off for TalkTalk

Facebook Invests in Subsea Cable
AsiaBlog | 7/6/2012

4:30 AM Social media giant is one of several backers of Asia/Pacific regional network

Verizon, Cable Deflect Sprint's Backhaul Fears
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Verizon Wireless and its cable partners say their commercial bundling deals don't contain exclusivity provisions for cell backhaul

Analyst: Sprint Will Be Major Player in 2014
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2012

TBR is drinking the Network Vision Kool-Aid; says Sprint will be a larger, more efficient player in the wireless market in 2014

Small Cells Among Next Big Challenges for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Verizon's wholesale backhaul manager says that small cells will be 'massive' but present fresh challenges for backhaul

Apple Sizing Up Downsized Tablet
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Also: Multi-channel video subscribers flatten out; more M&A among cable Tier 2s; new PS3 reaches the FCC

CDN: Build or Buy?
EuroBlog | 7/5/2012

9:10 AM Tough choice for operators with content delivery network (CDN) needs

Paving the Road to the Digital Home
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 7/5/2012

9:00 AM A one-day event prior to the Cable-Tec Expo will focus on how cable can prepare for next-gen home services, technologies and architectures

Telefónica Bangs Its Digital Drum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Spanish giant unveils strategic initiatives that will help it transform into a new breed of communications service provider

Euronews: Telefónica Eyes €5B Prize
News Analysis | 7/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica's Digital unit sets out its stall; VimpelCom's Google Play deal; French government to meet with telcos

Cisco: LTE Small Cell Is a 'Priority'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2012

Cisco shared some LTE small-cell strategic insight, but no product details, during a recent interview with Light Reading Mobile

Netflix Sets Streaming Record
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/4/2012

Also: Cable broadband's getting bigger; TW Cable expands usage-based broadband policy; Dish wants ad-zapper lawsuits to stay in New York

Ericsson Gets IT
EuroBlog | 7/4/2012

6:40 AM Managed services deal in Portugal shows off vendor's SPIT smarts

Euronews: Slim Takes a Breather
News Analysis | 7/4/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: América Móvil boss happy with Dutch and Austrian stakes for now; network-sharing in Ireland; SFR cuts rumor

Syniverse to Buy MACH for $693M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2012

A €550 million ($693 million) deal will bring together two of the mobile world's roaming hubs -- but at what cost?

RIM CEO Denies BlackBerry Death Spiral
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Despite plans for 5,000 job cuts and delays to its BB10 OS launch, RIM's new CEO says there's 'nothing wrong' with the BlackBerry maker

Finisar Buys Into Optical Amplifiers
News Analysis | 7/3/2012

The $24M purchase of Red-C could give Finisar a crucial weapon against JDSU

Motorola Home Adds M&A Expertise
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Cable vet Jim Buckley has joined Marwan Fawaz's core leadership team at Motorola Home, coming on board as corporate VP, finance

Photos: Booming Backhaul in NYC
Slide Shows | 7/3/2012

Light Reading takes on small cells, 4G backhaul and distributed radio clouds in the Big Apple

India's Mobile Stumble
AsiaBlog | 7/3/2012

9:55 AM Mobile growth trend hit by license upheaval

Billing Gets Personal
Wireless Bits | 7/3/2012

9:25 AM If it's Tuesday, this must be billing in Belgium…

Microsoft Admits Digital Ad Defeat
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Also: Ericsson's latest acquisition; London's underground Wi-Fi; digitization in India; TWC brings HBO GO to 'most' Android OSes

T-Mobile Fixes Data Network Outage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Cause is unknown for now, but T-Mobile customers across the US were without data services for hours on Monday

Euronews: DT Outlines Mobile Payments Plan
News Analysis | 7/3/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Mobile wallets ahoy in Germany and Poland; Technicolor completes broadcast unit sale; Nokia's possible Plan B

An Alternative to iOS & Android?
Jonestown | 7/3/2012

5:00 AM The announcement of Firefox OS means carriers have a new alternative to the dominant mobile operating systems

Small Cell Backhaul Options Are Wide Open
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2012

AT&T is insisting on fiber for its cell towers, but for small cells, it's back to the drawing board and everything is under consideration including microwave, other radio technology and even bonded copper

Don't Count Out Ericsson
The Bauminator | 7/2/2012

5:05 PM There are some compelling reasons to add Ericsson to the list of companies that might make a run at Motorola's cable business

Remembering Rob Pullen
Rewired | 7/2/2012

1:20 PM The late Tellabs CEO was a rare combination of intelligence and easygoing likeability that the telecom industry is going to miss

Operator-Backed Firefox OS Gives HTML5 a Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Sprint, Deutsche Telekom and others stake a claim in the mobile OS wars by supporting Firefox's mobile browser on Qualcomm smartphones

C Spire Picks AlcaLu for LTE Deployment
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Alcatel-Lucent wins another 4G deal in the US: a contract to deploy the delayed initial phase of C Spire's LTE network in the Deep South

Lightning Strikes Amazon Cloud, Netflix & Others
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Also: Dish drops AMC while AT&T keeps it; new CableLabs CEO tweets his schedule; judge denies Netflix bid to kill discrimination suit

Ixia Splashes $160M on Security Firm
News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Purchase of BreakingPoint Systems adds cloud and LTE security testing capabilities to Ixia's arsenal

SPIT Bits: Job Cuts in Hard Times
News Analysis | 7/2/2012

The service provider IT sector is not immune to the job-loss trend as macro economics and post-M&A trimming take their toll

Euronews: Vodafone Talks Tough on Tax
News Analysis | 7/2/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Vittorio Colao defends operator's tax position; shake-up in UAE could be imminent; Telkom to go back in state hands?

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