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Partners in WDM-PON
Craig's A-List | 7/31/2009

6:15 PM LG-Nortel doesn't want two boxes in your home

Apple WiBook?
Jonestown | 7/31/2009

5:50 PM Just some Friday speculation...

iPhone OS 3.0 Spurs Boom in WiFi Connections
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/31/2009

AT&T saw a 41% increase in iPhone connections at wireless hotspots last quarter

YouTube Finds Profits?
Contentinople | 7/31/2009

4:45 PM The site is cashing in on a wedding dance video posted by a user

Research Recap: Sonus, Arris
The Philter | 7/31/2009

1:50 PM Plus updates to our LTE and 40- & 100-Gbit/s reports

Nagra, Evolution Seek DTA Waivers
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/31/2009

Nagravision joins the fray while Evolution officially seeks an FCC pass for a hi-def digital terminal adapter

NSN Services Chief: Huawei's Years Behind
News Analysis | 7/31/2009

The established managed network services players are years ahead of Huawei with their outsourcing capabilities, claims top NSN executive

Arris Pumps Up the Docsis 3.0 Volume
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/31/2009

Vendor notches big cable modem termination system sales in the second quarter, but Docsis-based CPE shipments are slowing down

Sonus's Next Trick
Craig's A-List | 7/31/2009

1:10 PM Of new products, KDDI, and Cox

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 7/31/2009

1:05 PM WiMax's biggest competitor: WiFi

Ex-Cisco Exec Now an Ex-ADVA Exec
News Analysis | 7/30/2009

Ron Martin, hired to beef up ADVA's cred with North American carriers, has moved on

Akamai Shares Drop
Contentinople | 7/30/2009

4:50 PM After a disappointing Q2

Slideshow: The Independent Show
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/30/2009

Tier 2 and 3 cablers messed with Texas this week. Here's some visual proof

Research Recap: ALU, MOT, Q
The Philter | 7/30/2009

4:10 PM And survey finds that quality matters and lots of content owners haven't felt the Internet's embrace

Euro Giants Take Cover
EuroBlog | 7/30/2009

3:45 PM 2H09 is looking grim for most of Europe's incumbents

Motorola's Android Outlook
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/30/2009

Moto suprises with a Q2 profit, but all eyes are on its first Android launches in Q4

AlcaLu CEO Pitches Recovery Story
News Analysis | 7/30/2009

Alcatel-Lucent is getting stronger, says CEO Ben Verwaayen, who predicts big things in North America and with LTE

LTE: AlcaLu's Flagship
Wireless Bits | 7/30/2009

1:30 PM Alcatel-Lucent CEO gets excited about LTE

Cablevision Still Not Sweating FiOS
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/30/2009

Subscription growth slows in Q2 amid a tough economy, but results show that Verizon isn't kicking Cablevision in the teeth

Asset Sale Helps AlcaLu to Q2 Profit
News Analysis | 7/30/2009

Sale of Thales stake pulls AlcaLu into the black, and CEO cites 'positive trends,' but the carrier division continues to suffer

Cheese in Space
Monkey Bidness | 7/29/2009

6:00 PM The cheddar has landed

How Long Has Hesse Got?
Jonestown | 7/29/2009

5:40 PM Sprint's turnaround is long and so very slow, so investors may get restless again

Alvarion's Recovery Act Ready
Wireless Bits | 7/29/2009

5:15 PM Vendor says deals could come in early next year

Ubiquisys Rumor
Wireless Bits | 7/29/2009

4:50 PM Is a revamp afoot at the femto pioneer?

TWC Pinpoints Two WiMax Markets
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/29/2009

MSO expects to launch mobile WiMax in four markets by year's end, with Dallas and Charlotte, N.C., the first to be identified

Yahoo & Microsoft
Contentinople | 7/29/2009

3:50 PM Together at last

APAC Streaks Ahead in FTTH
News Analysis | 7/29/2009

APAC will continue to be the most important of the three regional fiber-to-the-home markets in the near term, finds Heavy Reading

Orange Enters Monkey Bidness
Monkey Bidness | 7/29/2009

2:30 PM Cashing in on the simian craze

Cox Fights FiOS in RI
The Bauminator | 7/29/2009

2:00 PM And Cisco, again, is the richer for it

Score 1 for Comcast
Craig's A-List | 7/29/2009

1:40 PM Cable gets its name on an AT&T-sponsored event

Verizon Stalls in Beantown
The Cable Pipeline | 7/29/2009

1:20 PM Boston Mayor and telco spar over the reasons

A Telephony Disconnect
The Philter | 7/29/2009

1:00 PM Why focus on your audience when you can cover the planet?

Accessing Obama's Broadband Billions
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/29/2009

The final payoff may be worth it, but cable operators that apply for a piece of the $7.2B Recovery Act funds had better be ready to lawyer up

Sprint's Struggle Continues in Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/29/2009

Third-ranked US operator posts a bigger-than-expected loss, but monthly wireless subscriber defections may be slowing down

Velocix: Verizon Deal Changed Everything
News Analysis | 7/29/2009

The demands of dealing with major carriers pushed CDN specialist Velocix into the arms of Alcatel-Lucent, and for a low price too

Ericsson's Nortel Bid Nears Closure
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/29/2009

Courts clear Ericsson's $1.13 billion acquisition of Nortel assets, but the deal may still need approval from the Canadian government

Don't Pick Up the Soapstone
Craig's A-List | 7/28/2009

5:50 PM The Avici story comes to an end

Blip.tv Announces Partners
Contentinople | 7/28/2009

4:50 PM Includes YouTube and others

Comcast's All Clear in Atlanta
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2009

Comcast launches second WiMax market with more to follow in 2009

FiOS Success
TelcoTV Thoughts | 7/28/2009

3:35 PM Bad news for cable?

Verizon & Qualcomm Aim for M2M Bigtime
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2009

The CDMA operator and inventor create a machine-to-machine venture that will take the market beyond niche status and likely bolster CDMA revenues

Small Cablecos Weigh Digital Options
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/28/2009

Moto and the Comcast Media Center are leading with deals, but other suppliers and integrators are also making hay with Tier 2 and 3 MSOs

AlcaLu Buys CDN Specialist Velocix
News Analysis | 7/28/2009

Alcatel-Lucent pumps up its services and video capabilities with the acquisition of content delivery network specialist Velocix

Interview: Ericsson's CDMA Chief
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2009

Ericsson's new CDMA president, Magnus Mandersson, talks to Unstrung about his company's $1.13 billion move on North America

AlcaLu Appoints Transformer
News Analysis | 7/28/2009

Has Alcatel-Lucent hired a giant robot that can turn itself into a truck to help it with its transformation strategy? (No)

Sprint to Buy Virgin Mobile
Wireless Bits | 7/28/2009

8:45 AM For an equity value of $483 million

EchoStar Puts Sling Out to License
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/28/2009

EchoStar is in discussions to licence its 'SlingLoaded' place-shifting tech to outside set-top suppliers and digital TV makers

Zeugma Adds 'Turbo' Button
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Touching on another hot issue in cable circles, the edge router startup adds a bandwidth boosting application controlled by the subscriber

Santur Reaches for 100-Gig
News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Denying reports that it's struggling, tunable laser vendor Santur picks up $13 million to nurture a possible 100-Gig product suite

Ericsson: Why We Want Nortel's Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Swedish vendor makes the case for spending $1.13 billion on Nortel's wireless assets

Tellabs CEO: We Don't Dig MEN
News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Tellabs CEO Rob Pullen says he won't be bidding to buy Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks division as he discusses second-quarter earnings

Smaller Cablers Feel the Pinch
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Small and mid-sized cablecos aren't immune to the bad economy, with most saying that growth remains slowest in the voice category

Russo Gets in Gear
EuroBlog | 7/27/2009

2:25 PM Pat Russo can drive a hard bargain!

Quigley Lands Major FTTP Role
News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Former Alcatel-Lucent man Mike Quigley is put in charge of Australia's national broadband network project

Verizon Feels the Wireline Drag
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Wireless and FiOS are still strong, but Verizon is looking to cut 8,000 more jobs in its wireline business after profits shrink in Q2

Nortel Auction: NSN Bid $1B+
EuroBlog | 7/27/2009

11:15 AM NSN is fallback for Nortel assets if courts reject Ericsson bid

BigBand Pushes IP Video Convergence
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/27/2009

Vendor claims 'Converged Video Exchange' will let cable ops deliver and manage video services to IP-based boxes and to more screen types

Comcast Opening 'Advanced' Gateway in Q3
The Bauminator | 7/27/2009

10:10 AM So says Thomson, the maker of the new IP-fueled 'communications hub'

Cock Fighting Starter Kit
Monkey Bidness | 7/27/2009

9:35 AM Back away from the canary, sir!

Nan Chen Takes CENX Route
News Analysis | 7/27/2009

What is MEF president Nan Chen's newest Ethernet startup? We're willing to take a guess

Nortel Wireless Winner: It's Ericsson!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/25/2009

For $1.13B, Ericsson beats out Nokia Siemens to take ownership of CDMA and LTE assets, pending court approval

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 7/24/2009

5:30 PM Charter gets more time, another operator wires up for wideband, and a glance at the cable set-top waiver wire

Verizon Lags AT&T in Q2 Subs Game
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/24/2009

What a difference the iPhone 3GS – and an asset buyout – makes for AT&T in the race for cellular subscribers

Verizon Deal's Not AlcaLu's, Yet
News Analysis | 7/24/2009

A reported Ethernet services contract is still up in the air, with Juniper a contender

Euro Sales Slipping Away
EuroBlog | 7/24/2009

3:45 PM The latest financials from KPN, Telenor, and TeliaSonera

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 7/24/2009

3:40 PM Chicago will be Clearwire's real test

IndiaWatch: Equity & Earnings
News Analysis | 7/24/2009

As foreign investors find themselves locked in to their mobile startups, Bharti Airtel ratchets up its profits

Broadcom Anticipates Docsis 3.0 Push
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/24/2009

Between Docsis 3.0 (next year, anyway) and the shift to HD programming, the chipmaker says cable's a good place to be

Extreme Move for Nortel Man
EuroBlog | 7/24/2009

NOON Another Nortel exec finds a new home

Vodafone's Data Driver
Wireless Bits | 7/24/2009

11:40 AM Mobile data revenues are up nearly 20 percent

Services Save Ericsson in Q2
News Analysis | 7/24/2009

The global downturn is squeezing Ericsson, but its professional services business is making up for pressure on network sales

Auction Day for Nortel
Craig's A-List | 7/24/2009

7:50 AM The real bidding war for the wireless assets starts (and probably ends) today

Literal Lunacy
Monkey Bidness | 7/23/2009

7:00 PM There's a Taco Bell moon a'rising

Juniper Stays Cautious After Q2
News Analysis | 7/23/2009

Service provider spending might be stabilizing, but Juniper isn't willing to call it an upturn yet

Cable Downplays 'Cord-Cutting' Threat
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/23/2009

MSOs still don't think over-the-top video's about to devour their video business model, but they're clearly bracing for that threat

Oclaro's First Report
Craig's A-List | 7/23/2009

5:15 PM A snapshot of the former Bookham and Avanex's debut on the earnings-call circuit

Will Users Pay for Web Video?
Contentinople | 7/23/2009

4:45 PM Disney CEO Robert Iger thinks so

U-verse Growth Slows
EuroBlog | 7/23/2009

4:10 PM AT&T reports Q2, including fewer U-verse customer gains

AT&T's Q2 Profit Lowered by iPhone Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/23/2009

You've got to spend a dollar to make a dollar, AT&T finds, as its second-quarter revenues are dragged down by the iPhone 3GS launch

Bross Exit = End of an Era
EuroBlog | 7/23/2009

2:00 PM The bell has rung for 21CN's 'Class of 2004'

Ericsson Weighs In
Wireless Bits | 7/23/2009

12:30 PM Giant Swede stirs up Nortel auction

The Torch Is Passed
Monkey Bidness | 7/23/2009

NOON Jon Stewart dons the Cronkite mantle

Comcast Invests in Home Control
The Bauminator | 7/23/2009

10:55 AM It's déjà vu all over again

Mobile Data Matters
Wireless Bits | 7/23/2009

9:50 AM NSN and Allot offer alternative views of mobile data traffic

Sandvine Unveils New Bandwidth Cop
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/23/2009

Comcast among operators that will use Fairshare 2.0, a more scalable traffic management system that enables application-specific policies

Ericsson Bids for Nortel Wireless Assets
News Analysis | 7/23/2009

Ericsson has submitted a bid for Nortel's CDMA and LTE assets and is now preparing to participate in Friday's auction

AlcaLu Grabs Verizon Deal
News Analysis | 7/22/2009

One analyst reports Alcatel-Lucent nabbed a $150M Ethernet services deal away from Juniper

Vyyo Gear Lives On (at Arris)
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/22/2009

A deal with Javelin (née Vyyo) has Arris selling 3 GHz gear to Cox, and possibly to other MSOs later

Qualcomm LTE Slip Could Mean Data Card Delays
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2009

Qualcomm now says it will deliver MDM LTE samples in Q3 2009, which could mean proto-4G PC cards won't arrive until late in 2010, a chip analyst says

VC Eyes Nortel
Craig's A-List | 7/22/2009

2:10 PM Plenty of people are window-shopping these days

BT Exits Consumer Biz in Ireland
News Analysis | 7/22/2009

Vodafone picks up BT's consumer and small biz customers and a deal for wholesale broadband services too

Drake Downloads Some Deals
The Bauminator | 7/22/2009

12:55 PM Some small ops line up to field test 'Digital Freedom,' a platform featuring BBT's downloadable security system

Comcast: Wideband Build Is Nearly Half Done
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/22/2009

MSO completes Docsis 3.0 deployment in the Philly region, setting it up to compete with Verizon FiOS and cable overbuilder RCN

Etisalat, Reliance Strike Mega Network Share Deal
News Analysis | 7/22/2009

Etisalat will use Reliance's towers and infrastructure to roll out its Indian mobile network in a deal worth $2.2 billion

Vodafone Goes M2M
Wireless Bits | 7/22/2009

11:15 AM Has Vodafone learned a trick from its partner across the pond?

Maffei to DirecTV?
The Bauminator | 7/22/2009

10:25 AM Cablevision's Rutledge and Comcast's Burke apparently out of the running

Faith 'n' Begorrah!
Monkey Bidness | 7/22/2009

9:40 AM Nobody expects the Irish Inquisition!

HSPA Rocks
Wireless Bits | 7/22/2009

8:20 AM HSPA's industry body, the GSMA, claims bragging rights

IBM, Juniper Become BFFs
News Analysis | 7/22/2009

With IBM and Juniper doing cloud computing together, it's no surprise to see them strike up an OEM deal to possibly face off against Cisco

PE Firm Edges NSN's Nortel Bid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2009

Private equity firm MatlinPatterson has put up a $725M offer for Nortel's wireless assets, versus Nokia Siemens's $650M. It's on!

Busy Day at Infinera
News Analysis | 7/21/2009

NTT win, new CEO, 50 layoffs, and a smattering of earnings

Moto Preaches Cable's Upstream Savior
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/21/2009

S-CDMA is back! Motorola is taking a page from the Terayon playbook to clean up and beef up cable's thin upstream path

Tour de France Traffic Surges
Contentinople | 7/21/2009

4:35 PM Cycling site Versus.com doubles its traffic from last year

O2 UK Data Network Down
Wireless Bits | 7/21/2009

3:20 PM Too bad for iPhone users UPDATED 7/22 2:05 PM

Why RIM Would Bid on Nortel
Jonestown | 7/21/2009

3:00 PM LTE engineers are still a catch for the BlackBerry maker, it seems

China Mobile, V'Fone Test LTE
Wireless Bits | 7/21/2009

2:30 PM LTE interoperability kicks off in March 2010

AlcaLu Lands GPON, 3G Deals in China
News Analysis | 7/21/2009

AlcaLu gets commercial GPON contract from China Mobile and bolsters its position as a TD-SCDMA infrastructure supplier

The New Wave of Mobile Backhaul
LR Mobile Column | 7/21/2009

Mobile operators will need a lot more cellular backhaul capacity to handle data traffic, especially when voice becomes packetized

Clear to Roam Beyond Vegas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2009

Clearwire and Sprint are now clear to roam between 3G and WiMax, and Mac users will soon be able to get on the Clear network too

TDC's Owners Seek Exit
EuroBlog | 7/21/2009

1:05 PM Is anyone ready to snack on Danish?

Wind Swirls Around Tiscali
EuroBlog | 7/21/2009

12:15 PM Italian rivals could join forces, if the price is right

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 7/21/2009

11:25 AM Charter's got a fight on its hands, old is new at Echostar, and more

Qwest-DirecTV Marriage Continues
TelcoTV Thoughts | 7/21/2009

10:40 AM Details look interesting

Ciena in the Clear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2009

As Clearwire launches in Las Vegas, Ciena reveals its role in the WiMax carrier's backhaul deployment

RIM Cries Foul Over Nortel Bidding Process
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2009

There's a fight brewing in Canada's high-tech corridor as RIM claims it's been blocked from submitting a $1.1 billion bid for Nortel's wireless assets

Huawei's Doing 100-Gig, Too
News Analysis | 7/21/2009

On the heels of big talk by Alcatel-Lucent and Juniper, Huawei says its next NetEngine router will get a 100-Gigabit Ethernet port in mid-2010

NSN Goes Solo for LTE Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2009

Nokia Siemens claims a unique solution for delivering voice over LTE networks and stays out of an industry initiative for new voice specs

Thai Telco Plans FTTx Rollout
News Analysis | 7/21/2009

CAT Telecom is preparing to build out a fiber-based fixed access broadband network, but won't be digging up Thailand's city roads

Netgear's Bit Counter
The Bauminator | 7/20/2009

5:50 PM Router and cable modem maker beats the MSOs to the punch

British Open Boosts Web Traffic
Contentinople | 7/20/2009

5:20 PM Streams of the golf tournament jumped by 80% this year

Huawei, Ericsson Get a Piece of Comcast's IMS Action
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/20/2009

Ericsson's been considered an IMS lock at Comcast, but Huawei's emergence may have knocked Nokia Siemens Networks out of the running

No Mermaids for You!
Monkey Bidness | 7/20/2009

1:40 PM The sphinx of Kansas weighs in

Qwest Attacks Comcast With 40 Mbit/s
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/20/2009

Targets cable's Docsis 3.0 doings with two VDSL-fueled tiers, including one that pumps out 40 Mbit/s down by 20 Mbit/s upstream

Avaya Offers $475M for Nortel's Enterprise
News Analysis | 7/20/2009

The Enterprise Solutions unit is the next to draw a bid, on the eve of the stalking-horse auction of Nortel's wireless assets

Is Huawei in at Level 3?
News Analysis | 7/20/2009

Analyst note suggests Huawei has landed a 40G deal at Level 3, a decision that would be a blow to incumbent supplier Infinera

Vivendi Breaks Off Zain Talks
EuroBlog | 7/20/2009

8:20 AM Vivendi pulls back from African acquisition

Bross Quits as BT's CTO
News Analysis | 7/20/2009

BT's high-profile CTO Matt Bross has quit after nearly seven years at the UK operator, and will not be replaced

Ruckus Preps WiFi Hotzone Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2009

Could mesh make a comeback in 'hotzones' that displace traffic from crowded 3G networks onto WiFi?

China Set for DSL, FTTH Boom
News Analysis | 7/20/2009

Broadband connections will double by 2014, driven by DSL and aggressive FTTH rollouts, according to a new report

Guns + Booze
Monkey Bidness | 7/17/2009

4:40 PM + pickup trucks... what could possibly go wrong?

IMS Player Tries North America Again
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/17/2009

IP Gallery is going after cable and telcos with IMS and PacketCable 2.0 products, but it probably won't put a scare into the likes of Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson

Vodafone Launches IPTV in Portugal
News Analysis | 7/17/2009

Vodafone faces an uphill struggle as it joins the already-crowded triple-play market in Portugal with its own IPTV offering

Move Networks Picked for TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/17/2009

But the choice leaves many wondering why

Google Rallies Broadband Troops
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2009

Google wants people to weigh in on what a national broadband plan from the FCC should look like

RIM to Pay Visto $267M in Patent Case
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2009

The long-running case is expected to be settled during the week of July 20

The LTE iPhone
Jonestown | 7/17/2009

1:25 PM The one slight problem with these Apple & Verizon rumors

IndiaWatch: Probes, Profits & Payments
News Analysis | 7/17/2009

The Indian government is to audit five of India's private carriers, BSNL's profits slump, and Sistema Shyam pulls down a loan from China

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 7/17/2009

8:30 AM Cisco will rake in WiMax winnings

Nortel/Cisco Updates
Craig's A-List | 7/16/2009

5:55 PM Workers in France get their meeting; workers in San Jose get their pink slips

Charter Bankruptcy Update
The Bauminator | 7/16/2009

5:05 PM MSO tweaks plan with a provision that would bump up the amount of preferred stock it wants to issue

Recovery Act: The Undecided Remain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2009

Operators like CenturyTel are still grappling with whether to apply for the Recovery Act broadband money or not

Comcast's TV-Free iPhone App
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/16/2009

MSO offers iPhones a free app with no live TV and no DVR controls UPDATED 7/17 8 AM

Nokia Lays an Egg & Scrambles It Too!
LR Mobile Column | 7/16/2009

Phone giant's results weren't sunny-side up

Vendors Serve an Ace
EuroBlog | 7/16/2009

3:10 PM Behind the handset headlines, vendor services were key today

Services Now 45% of NSN Revenues
News Analysis | 7/16/2009

Nokia Siemens Networks may be feeling the bite of recession, but its Services division is growing in strength

MTNL Seeks 3G International Rescue
News Analysis | 7/16/2009

Indian telco issues tender for the outsourced management of its 3G services, but will anyone bid when they see the conditions?

Macrovision Resets as 'Rovi'
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/16/2009

Firm boots up name change with CE-targeted 'Liquid' media guide, though some new features could eventually grace next-gen cable IPGs

Device Depression for Nokia, Sony Ericsson
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2009

The mobile handset market is a dog right now

AlcaLu Readies 100GigE Cards
News Analysis | 7/16/2009

The 7750 routers will get 100GE interfaces by mid-2010 – possibly putting them in line to compete with the likes of Cisco's CRS-1

Slump Slams Nokia Siemens
News Analysis | 7/16/2009

Vendor giant sees deeper revenues decline in Q2, and now it's expecting to lose, rather than maintain, market share in '09

Cablevision Starts Downloading
The Bauminator | 7/15/2009

5:40 PM Set-top security, that is...

Verizon FiOS Gets Social
Contentinople | 7/15/2009

4:45 PM Gives users access to sites like Facebook on their TVs

Verizon Innovates on IPTV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/15/2009

Verizon's recent move to integrate social networking and Internet video into FiOS TV underscores the need for IPTV innovation

When Cisco Got Social
Craig's A-List | 7/15/2009

4:00 PM Whatever happened to Five Across, anyway?

Backhaul Buzzing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2009

Cellular backhaul is all abuzz today with news of a major multinational contract win, financial results, and new microwave products

Virgin Takes Fight to Its DSL Rivals
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/15/2009

UK MSO targets its main DSL rivals by slashing 50-Mbit/s prices, bundling in free netbooks, and prepping faster upstream speeds

Study: MSOs Hit & Miss With Biz Phone
The Bauminator | 7/15/2009

12:55 PM Cablevision cleans everyone's clocks in the SMB groupings, but Comcast and TWC need to shore up customer satisfaction

Verizon Adds Twitter, Facebook to FiOS
News Analysis | 7/15/2009

Verizon adds Facebook, Twitter, and other apps, plus Web TV, to its FiOS service. Analyst expects AT&T to follow soon

Licenses for Life?
AsiaBlog | 7/15/2009

11:40 AM Indian government proposes abolishing time limits on mobile licenses

$10B Rural Rollout
AsiaBlog | 7/15/2009

11:25 AM China Mobile plans to cover 10,000 villages a year for next three years

Beer 'n' Broadband
Wireless Bits | 7/15/2009

10:50 AM O2 preps HSPA+ trial for Oktoberfest

Tech Mahindra Targets Major APAC Growth
News Analysis | 7/15/2009

Indian IT services company looks to its managed services skills to drive annual sales growth of up to 40 percent in Asia/Pacific

NSN May Buy Other Nortel Assets
News Analysis | 7/15/2009

The upcoming auction process might see Nokia Siemens bid for more than just Nortel's CDMA and LTE access assets

No Wonder She Quit
Monkey Bidness | 7/14/2009

6:30 PM Mayhem and moose droppings

Cogeco Fits Wideband With 150GB Cap
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/14/2009

Canadian MSO intros 50-Mbit/s 'Ultimate' tier, but couples the speedy offering with a monthly consumption ceiling

IBM & Cisco, Still Pals
Craig's A-List | 7/14/2009

5:45 PM At least when it comes to the Nexus 5000 and certain green projects

MPLS-TP vs. PBB-TE
Craig's A-List | 7/14/2009

5:20 PM Poll results. Which one gets used everywhere?

Everyone's on TV Everywhere
Contentinople | 7/14/2009

4:40 PM TV Everywhere gets its first broadcaster, along with 17 other content providers

Brits Get Bullish on Business Services
EuroBlog | 7/14/2009

1:50 PM COLT's cloud has a silver lining, and ntl:telewest spreads its wings with BT

Does Juniper Need Packet-Optical?
Craig's A-List | 7/14/2009

1:15 PM At least one analyst sees a trend in Verizon's plans that doesn't bode well for router vendors

Nortel's Gallic Goodbye
Jonestown | 7/14/2009

12:25 PM A French kiss-off – in video form – for Nortel and Ernst & Young

TiVo Wants Ergen to Dish Out $1B
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/14/2009

A recent court filing by Dish and EchoStar reveals that TiVo is seeking 'nearly $1 billion' in contempt sanctions

ZTE Tops 3G Tender
AsiaBlog | 7/14/2009

11:45 AM Datang's loss is ZTE's gain in China Mobile's latest TD-SCDMA tender

Avail & TVN Seal the Deal
TelcoTV Thoughts | 7/14/2009

11:15 AM Now the fun begins

Recovery Act: A WiMax Windfall
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2009

Alvarion could stand to benefit if WiMax ISPs get Recovery Act broadband stimulus money

StarHub's New CEO
The Bauminator | 7/14/2009

9:50 AM Experienced hand taking over at Singapore's MSO

Photos: On the Road With Huawei
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2009

Unstrung snaps Huawei's first Mobile User Congress customer event in Munich

Montefiore's Back!
News Analysis | 7/14/2009

Neil Montefiore, high-profile former CEO of MobileOne, named new CEO of Singaporean cable and mobile operator, StarHub

IP Infusion Goes All-In
News Analysis | 7/14/2009

Seeing OEMs wanting to outsource more of their engineering, IP Infusion jumps into the business of designing entire systems

Nortel Bid Plot Thickens
EuroBlog | 7/14/2009

8:20 AM Rival bid plans gather pace

Indian Telecom Services Worth $8.2B in Q1
News Analysis | 7/14/2009

India's service providers generated $8.24B in revenues in Q1 2009, according to the country's regulator

Huawei: Everyone Believes in Us
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2009

Huawei wireless product line execs told Unstrung their company has a different image now, as they hosted a customer event in Munich last week

Cable Circles the DTA Wagons
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/13/2009

A handful of cable parties are opposing a petition that's looking to kill a three-year DTA waiver recently awarded to Evolution Broadband

Move Names CEO
Contentinople | 7/13/2009

5:00 PM Move Networks finally gets its act together

HBO Becomes Latest TV Everywhere Recruit
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/13/2009

HBO and Cinemax have joined Starz, TNT, and TBS in the lineup of Time Warner and Comcast's online joint venture

Juniper: Getting a Move On?
Craig's A-List | 7/13/2009

4:25 PM New theory: Mobility group in the works

Nortel's Noisy Strikers
EuroBlog | 7/13/2009

12:40 PM In France, striking staff kick up a stink

Ericsson Denies $1.5B Korean Investment
News Analysis | 7/13/2009

As Ericsson agrees on green objectives with S. Korean President, it refutes reports it will pump $1.5 billion into Korean R&D strategy

Batelco Ups Stake in India's S Tel
News Analysis | 7/13/2009

Batelco increases its stake in Indian mobile newcomer S Tel, which is on course for a fourth-quarter services launch

Huawei Snags Nortel Man
EuroBlog | 7/13/2009

7:30 AM New VP of Western Europe joins from bankrupt Canadian vendor

ERF Seeks $20M in Recovery Act Funds
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2009

ERF's CEO makes the case for the wireless ISP getting $20M-plus for broadband in the boondocks

Cisco's Eos Press Conference
Slide Shows | 7/10/2009

A few pics from a press meeting inside Cisco digital media nerve center

Starz Beats HBO
Contentinople | 7/10/2009

4:00 PM To join the TV Everywhere initiative

Cabovisão Joins Europe's Speed Club
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/10/2009

Portuguese cable operator launches 120-Mbit/s broadband as it loses customers in the face of fierce telco competition

Starz Joins TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/10/2009

Starz becomes the first premium network to join Time Warner and Comcast's online effort

Managing 3G Femtos
Jonestown | 7/10/2009

1:05 PM It's Ericsson's problem now...

Nortel Disqualified From 2012 Olympics
News Analysis | 7/10/2009

Guess who's taking its place?

IndiaWatch: Ramp-Ups & Roll-Outs
News Analysis | 7/10/2009

As Bharti Airtel establishes apps developer community, MTNL hunts an international partner, and other operators roll out services

DoCoMo Targets Asian Ops
AsiaBlog | 7/10/2009

12:25 PM NTT DoCoMo's CEO talks M&A in Asia

Vivendi Wants Zain's African Assets
News Analysis | 7/10/2009

French telecom and media giant is in talks to buy Zain's extensive African telecom operations in a deal believed to be worth around $12B

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 7/10/2009

11:15 AM What's WiMax Worth to Comcast?

Cisco Lags DPI Rivals
News Analysis | 7/10/2009

Cisco's gear performed well in an EANTC peer-to-peer traffic test, but ipoque and Procera can outdo Cisco in a rather obvious way

Evolving Packet-Optical Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/10/2009

A sneak preview of the topics we'll tackle at the upcoming Packet-Optical Transport Evolution virtual tradeshow

JDSU Deal Addresses Finisar's Debt
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

A looming 2010 payment would get a little easier with the sell-off of Finisar's test division

Verizon Says No to Managed Services
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

The 'Can you hear me now?' carrier isn't going to follow its rival's outsourcing lead

Concurrent, Clearleap Announce Web TV Partnership
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Through the partnership, they will be able to distribute and provide metrics for Web TV campaigns

Best Buy, TiVo Team Up
Contentinople | 7/9/2009

5:00 PM But what's really behind the partnership?

Ericsson, Sprint in $5B Managed Services Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

A major US wireless operator is handing over day-to-day management of network operations to a services partner

Indonesian Operator Soars With FWA
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Bakrie Telecom has grown rapidly in the fixed wireless access market, and now has its heart set on an acquisition

BT Ramps Its FTTx Plans
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

BT launches fiber-to-the-cabinet services, brings forward its next-gen broadband rollout plans, and preps more fiber-to-the-home lines

Faith, Hope & GPON
EuroBlog | 7/9/2009

3:00 PM ETSI plugfested GPON, and saw that it was good

Ericsson Bags $5B Deal
EuroBlog | 7/9/2009

12:30 PM Managed services deal with Sprint is a whopper

JDSU Buys Finisar's Test Biz
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

JDSU beefs up its test tools division with the acquisition of Finisar's SAN analysis products business for $40 million

Openwave Gets In Giere
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Former Alcatel-Lucent chief marketing officer shows up at Openwave as senior VP of products and marketing

Moto Finishes FTTN Fare
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/9/2009

CTDI takes over the product line that was once the crown jewel of Next Level Communications

Google's Chrome Contender
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Google announces a second operating system, this time aimed at netbooks and, eventually, larger PCs

The LR Cosmos: Champions at Last
The Philter | 7/8/2009

4:50 PM Light Reading's soccer team brings home the single most important trophy in New York-area, non-professional, adult-league, after-work, sports

Cisco's Eos Takes Aim at Internet Media Management
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

With Eos software and services, the router vendor looks to save media companies from Google by having them host everything with Cisco

MJ's Memorial on the Web
Contentinople | 7/8/2009

3:50 PM The service attracted huge traffic online, as fans mourned the superstar

Telecom M&A Deals Hit $88.3B in H1
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

Announced telecom mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2009 totaled $88.3 billion in value, down 53% year-on-year

O2 Germany Turns On DPI
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2009

As O2 Germany completes 3G network upgrade to 7.2 Mbit/s, the operator launches Deep Packet Inspection to monitor customer data usage

Airvana Wins Major Sprint Femto Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2009

Airvana has won the contract to supply Sprint's 3G femtocells, the first big 3G femto deal in the US

Hooper's Ascent Continues at Cisco
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

The head of Cisco's consumer division gets the high-profile job of chief strategy officer

In Praise of Barbarians
Cable Guy | 7/8/2009

NOON Vince Groff isn't fretting about the threat posed by over-the-top and mobile video

Ancient Foes Unite
Monkey Bidness | 7/8/2009

11:05 AM Sorry, we don't do tolerance

New York's MTA Eyes WiFi on Trains
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2009

NYC transport authority is looking into the prospect of deploying free WiFi on some overland commuter trains

Poor Phorm
EuroBlog | 7/8/2009

9:50 AM More bad news for the targeted advertising specialist

Infineon Sells Its Wireline Business
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

German chip giant sells its DSL and VOIP business to private equity firm for €250 million, but holds on to its wireless chips unit

APAC M&A Update
AsiaBlog | 7/8/2009

9:00 AM Malaysia's Axiata linked to $500 million bid

Clearwire to Launch in Vegas on 21st
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

What happens on WiMax stays on WiMax, with Clear going commercial in Vegas

Cisco's Way of Four
Craig's A-List | 7/7/2009

5:20 PM Another view of the company's long-term ambitions

Small Wireless Firms Get Set for Recovery Funds
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

Digital Bridges, TowerStream, and ERF Wireless consider bids on broadband stimulus money, while the big cellcos remain 'undecided'

Is Short-Form Video Still In?
Contentinople | 7/7/2009

4:15 PM Metacafe says so, despite the growing popularity of longer video

$7B Target for India's 3G Auctions
News Analysis | 7/7/2009

India's government sets $7 billion revenue target for the country's 3G auction and looks to telecommunications to provide $10 billion in its annual budget

Acme's Euro IMS Duo
EuroBlog | 7/7/2009

3:35 PM Session controller vendor scores a double whammy in Yoorup

New Specs Deepen LTE Voice Dilemma
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

VoLGA Forum unveils new specs to tackle the thorny issue of delivering circuit-switched voice and messaging services over LTE

DoCoMo to Upgrade Its Femtos
News Analysis | 7/7/2009

Japan's NTT DoCoMo introduces new high-speed femtocells to offload mobile traffic in home zones

Femto Foto Ops
Wireless Bits | 7/7/2009

10:35 AM Check out our femto fotos

DoCoMo Starts Afresh for LTE Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

DoCoMo's vendor choices show it's building a new backhaul network for LTE, one that could be shared with next-gen fixed broadband

Aepona Acquisition Adds Telco 2.0 $marts
News Analysis | 7/7/2009

SDP player Aepona acquires payments and settlements system vendor Valista, a move that'll help meet carriers' needs, says analyst

Tellabs to Cut 150 More
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

Tellabs resizes in a market where mid-sized is the wrong size

Report: A Telecom Antitrust Inquiry?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/6/2009

News report says the DoJ has opened in inquiry into – gasp! – the possibility of anticompetitive practices in the telecom industry

The Bear Gets a Checkbook
Craig's A-List | 7/6/2009

4:35 PM Everyone's abuzz about Andreessen Horowitz

China Mobile to Retain Revenues Crown
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

China Mobile will continue to dominate its domestic telecom market for the next five years, according to Pyramid Research report

Disney Adds Shows to Hulu
Contentinople | 7/6/2009

3:20 PM Very, very slooooowwwwly...

Former Cisco VP Volpi Becomes VC
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

Mike Volpi is now partner at Index Ventures

Miracle Michael
Monkey Bidness | 7/6/2009

11:20 AM It starts

Nortel Creditor Preps Rescue Plan
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

Media reports suggest private equity firm is in talks with other Nortel creditors about a bid for all of the bankrupt vendor's assets

BT Drops Targeted Ad Plans
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

BT mothballs plans to deploy targeted advertising technology from controversial vendor Phorm but could reignite its interest later

BT's Holiday Plans
EuroBlog | 7/6/2009

7:30 AM BT staff offered extended vacation with pay cut

Pay Buddies by Mobile
AsiaBlog | 7/3/2009

11:00 AM Can NTT DoCoMo set another trend in developed markets?

Time's a Healer for ZTE
AsiaBlog | 7/3/2009

10:00 AM ZTE's back in with Telenor after its ban

T-Mobile UK Update
Wireless Bits | 7/3/2009

9:30 AM Will anyone mention BT as a suitor?

Ericsson Scores GPON Wins in China
News Analysis | 7/3/2009

Swedish vendor boasts GPON traction with major Chinese carriers, and there's a chance of more APAC action for the vendor's FTTH business

GrameenPhone Gets Green Light for IPO
News Analysis | 7/3/2009

A genuine IPO to come from Bangladesh's leading operator as it gets go-ahead for a $65 million offer

Clearwire 'Undecided' on Stimulus Bid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2009

Clearwire says it doesn't need stimulus money to complete its WiMax deployments, but is reviewing the rules for a bid on the broadband billions

Cisco Founder Pushes for DIY Optical Networks
News Analysis | 7/3/2009

Cisco founder Len Bosack sheds new light on his company's DarkStar products and the appeal of DIY enterprise optical networks

Side Effects May Include...
Monkey Bidness | 7/2/2009

3:00 PM Degradation, despair, and death

Adtran Could See a $120M Stimulus
The Philter | 7/2/2009

2:30 PM The Recovery Act could help Adtran recover from this year's initial spending slowdown

Bye-Bye, 'Buy American'
The Philter | 7/2/2009

2:00 PM Buying American would have only complicated an already aggressive plan to extend US broadband networks

WDM-PON Update
EuroBlog | 7/2/2009

1:20 PM LG-Nortel keeps plugging its next-gen access tech

Len Bosack, CEO, XKL LLC
LRTV Soundbites | 7/2/2009

Len Bosack, CEO, XKL LLC

AlcaLu in Line to Win Reliance Deal
News Analysis | 7/2/2009

India's Reliance Communications confirms its partner Alcatel-Lucent as the front runner to manage its fixed network operations

NSN: Alvarion's New WiMax Buddy
News Analysis | 7/2/2009

Industry sources say one of Nokia Siemens Networks's new WiMax partners is specialist vendor Alvarion

Photos: Cisco, Live in San Fran
Slide Shows | 7/2/2009

Cisco's annual customer lovefest comes back to the Bay Area

Housman Takes Reins at Alticast
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/2/2009

Cable veteran leaves Vidiom to be CEO of Alticast's Americas unit as tru2way specialist gears up for a domestic growth spurt

NSN Backs Away From WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2009

Nokia Siemens tells Unstrung it has shifted its R&D focus away from WiMax and into HSPA+ and LTE

Cisco Plays in the Clouds
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

The cloud is nice, but who's going to provide the links between clouds? Any guesses?

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 7/1/2009

5:30 PM A tru2way shrug, a Tom Lookabaugh sighting, cheap WiMax, tuned-out consumers, and a refitted SinglePipe

Defining Broadband
The Philter | 7/1/2009

5:00 PM Less than 1 Mbit/s is less than acceptable

VCs Still Struggling
Contentinople | 7/1/2009

4:30 PM Despite a comeback from IPOs

Rock Star!
Craig's A-List | 7/1/2009

4:00 PM Would you really want to be the next David Bowie?

Ops Left Holding Cash
AsiaBlog | 7/1/2009

3:25 PM Governments keep Telenor and China Mobile waiting for foreign investment approval

Telekom Malaysia Faces WiMax Challenge
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Pyramid Research report casts doubt on rapid takeup of FTTx in Malaysia, looks to WiMax to compete with Telekom Malaysia's DSL

No Penalties for Missing Tru2way Date
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/1/2009

MSOs won't face fines for not having all their headends rigged up for tru2way by the original July 1 deadline

AlcaLu Paints Its MSAN Green
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Alcatel-Lucent turns green as it updates its ISAM multiservice access platform, but is it going too far with some of its claims?

Nortel: Think Big
Craig's A-List | 7/1/2009

11:00 AM Why not take all of Nortel, a private equity firm asks

NSN Reveals Plans for Nortel's LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Nokia Siemens tells Unstrung what it plans to do with Nortel's LTE access assets when the acquisition is complete

Tiscali Takes Next Step to Survival
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Italian broadband player to raise new capital and renew its domestic focus as the EU clears the sale of its UK triple-play operations

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