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FiOS Snags Xbox One First
News Analysis | 12/18/2013

Verizon's pay-TV upstart beats all other service providers to the punch by scoring a slot on the new Microsoft gaming console.

Euronews: 5G Ahoy!
News Analysis | 12/18/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ZTE loses out in German patents battle; TeliaSonera buys fiber; Etisalat bolsters BSS; brass-monkeys backhaul in Russia.

Report: T-Mobile Nears Verizon Spectrum Deal
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

T-Mobile's thirst for low-band spectrum could be partially slaked with a Verizon 700MHz deal.

Dish Taps Sprint for 4G Trial in Texas
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

Dish will use Sprint 4G technology for a Texas fixed broadband trial in mid-2014 that, in theory, could deliver up to 60 Mbit/s downloads.

ThinkAnalytics Does Cloud
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

Video search and recommendation specialist expands cloud-based hosted recommendation solution for service providers and programmers.

Amdocs: More M&A to Come?
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

Word on the street suggests Amdocs has two more acquisitions in the pipeline.

AT&T-Frontier Deal: A Sign of Things to Come?
Rewired | 12/17/2013

Sale allows AT&T to exit from a wireline footprint that no longer fits in with its long-term business ambitions.

Is White Space the Right Space?
Column | 12/17/2013

What role will white space play in the mobile broadband explosion?

Icontrol Embraces New Devices
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

Cable's preferred smart home platform opens up to connected devices from other hardware makers.

VoLTE Needs Passing Grade From Operator Tests
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/17/2013

Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is predicted to grow tremendously through 2016.

Euronews: BroadSoft Buys in Germany
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Greater UK scrutiny for Huawei; EE strikes roaming deal with AT&T; M2M World Alliance makes its move.

Juniper Waves Its Wallet at Wandl
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

Juniper is to acquire the network planning and optimization specialist for $60M.

Kemp Looks to Fill Cisco's ADC Void
News Analysis | 12/17/2013

Kemp Technologies makes a market share play by verifying its application delivery controller (ADC) load balancing software to run on Cisco Systems UCS-C servers.

Is LightSquared's Spectrum Worth $3.3B?
Jonestown | 12/16/2013

A PE firm is said to be mulling a $3.3 billion bid for LightSquared, apparently betting that the L-Band spectrum will be worth more in the future.

Sprint Adds 70 Fresh LTE Markets
News Analysis | 12/16/2013

The carrier announces 70 additional LTE markets as it looks ahead to a better 2014 and rumors swirl of a merger with T-Mobile.

DOCSIS 3.0 Device Shipments Soaring
News Analysis | 12/16/2013

Rival VDSL and fiber-optic CPE shipments are also growing rapidly, according to a new ABI report.

NFV Group Kickstarts Proof-of-Concept Work
News Analysis | 12/16/2013

Vendor consortium earns first proof-of-concept approval from ETSI-sponsored carrier group, with Telefónica and Sprint as sponsors.

Virtualization Drive for DPI & Policy Management
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/16/2013

Policy management solutions are giving wireless and fixed line carriers options to help relieve data traffic.

Intel Confirms Mindspeed Wireless Buyout
News Analysis | 12/16/2013

Confirming Light Reading's report last month, Intel is buying Mindspeed's wireless assets, including the Picochip small cell team.

San Fran Taps Ruckus to Unwire its Outdoors
News Analysis | 12/16/2013

City's Market Street will be the first to get outdoor public WiFi hotspots, courtesy of the City of San Francisco and Ruckus Wireless.

Mediacom Builds on Backhaul Boom
LRTV Interviews | 12/16/2013

Dan Templin, senior vice president at Mediacom Business, tells Light Reading's Dan Jones about the challenges and opportunities, including cellular backhaul, associated with the provision of services in rural US markets.

Big Data Lights Up the SON
Column | 12/16/2013

Complementing the self-organizing network with big data analytics will become a powerful tool to manage future networks.

The Broader Impact of the Internet of Things
Column | 12/16/2013

The Internet of Things will spawn a new industry of supporting services.

Euronews: TeliaSonera Revamps Top Team
News Analysis | 12/16/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone sued in Greece; Ericsson does 4G in Slovakia; BT Sport launch balls-up prompts wave of complaints.

Canoe Deal Signals Hope for VoD Ads
News Analysis | 12/16/2013

Canoe's deal with Disney's ABC networks and Comcast's engagement with Nielsen signal some progress in the video-on-demand advertising sector.

Cisco: Cautious but Confident
News Analysis | 12/13/2013

At its financial analyst conference, Cisco tempers its long-term growth prospects but exudes confidence as it hammers home its SDN message.

Aereo Fight Heats Up in DC
News Analysis | 12/13/2013

Cablevision, Charter blast broadcasters for linking cloud DVR to Aereo case while Aereo urges the Supreme Court to settle issue.

Qualcomm Promotes President to CEO Role
News Analysis | 12/13/2013

Current President Steve Mollenkopf will take over as CEO in March; current CEO Paul Jacobs to stay on as chairman.

Sonus Snaps Up Diameter Specialist
News Analysis | 12/13/2013

Sonus is buying network signaling platform specialist Performance Technologies to improve its portfolio for 4G LTE network operators.

Euronews: Bezeq Upgrades With AlcaLu's Vectoring Tech
News Analysis | 12/13/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU legal bigwig slams data retention directive; Telefonica's takeover of German KPN unit to be probed; major Russian mobile merger.

Mobile Security in a BYOD World
LRTV Interviews | 12/13/2013

Michael Singer, associate vice president of mobile, cloud, and access management for AT&T's business solutions group, talks about the security challenges resulting from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

Wireless Carriers Agree to Unlocking Rules
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

The US operators have caved to FCC pressure and will notify their customers when they are eligible to unlock their devices and do so within two days of being asked.

thePlatform Hits Nordic Ski Trails
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

Comcast-owned media publishing unit strikes deal with OTT provider Viaplay to deliver multiscreen video services in Scandinavia.

Operators Can't Kik the OTT Habit
Que Sera Sarah | 12/12/2013

SMS-alternative app Kik reaches 100M customers as the operators continue to lose the war in messaging innovation.

Ciena Suffers Margin Squeeze in Q4
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

The transport vendor exceeded sales expectations, but its earnings weren't up to scratch in its fiscal fourth quarter.

AT&T Plays Big Brother
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

Big US telco requires Austin 1-Gig subscribers to share their web browser information with advertisers.

Could Cable, Telco Unite on Gig Services?
Rewired | 12/12/2013

A cable exec admits he's never considered partnering with neighboring telcos on gigabit networks – should he?

AlcaLu Gains LTE Traction in China
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

Alcatel-Lucent has a 4G foot in the door at China Telecom and has cemented its role at China Mobile.

One to Watch: Viptela
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

Startup populated by former Cisco, Juniper, and TiMetra execs has the tagline 'Networking Simplified!', suggesting a software-based approach to connectivity management.

Pics From Mobile Network Security Strategies
Slide Shows | 12/12/2013

An AT&T keynote address dominated the proceedings at this year's Mobile Network Security Strategies event in New York -- see who was there!

Euronews: Liberty Global Back in Takeover Talks With Ziggo
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Samsung placates EU on patents; Brits pay less for comms; Zayo provides fiber for SSE.

Why Voice Still Matters
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2013

Comcast Business Services vice president John Guillaume explains to Light Reading's Sarah Reedy why voice is still such an important part of the cable operator's business services portfolio.

AT&T's Austin GigaPower Debuts at 300 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 12/12/2013

AT&T's 1-Gig fiber project in Austin is live now, but starts with 300 Mbit/s service and won't hit 1 Gbit/s until 2014.

Some Winter Fun
Shades of Ray | 12/12/2013

As blizzards sweep across the northern hemisphere, let's have some fun with Antarctica...

Samsung Goes RDK Route
News Analysis | 12/11/2013

The big consumer electronics maker becomes the latest vendor to sign a license agreement for cable's IP set-top software bundle.

Elemental Shows Off 4K
News Analysis | 12/11/2013

Video encoding specialist displays "full frame rate" processing of 4K video in London as it preps for Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Big Man on Enterprise Campus? Dell's Trying
News Analysis | 12/11/2013

The company's new enteprise campus networking gear aims to build on the revolution around re-thinking datacenter architectures.

Forget Google Fiber, Think Cable Fiber
News Analysis | 12/11/2013

Small cities and towns that are craving gigabit speeds should start by talking to their cable operator, says Mediacom.

T-Mobile Talks Up a Banner Year in LTE
News Analysis | 12/11/2013

The uncarrier went from 0 LTE markets to nationwide coverage in 2013 and is turning its attention to faster speeds, expanded coverage in 2014.

Comcast Throws House Party in Valley
News Analysis | 12/11/2013

MSO's Silicon Valley Innovation Center shows off product demos from Twitter and other tech partners.

The Role of Identity Management
LRTV Documentaries | 12/11/2013

Mike Wood of Verizon Enterprise Solutions talks to Light Reading's Carol Wilson about the role of identity management in security strategies.

Euronews: Spain's ONO Mulls IPO
News Analysis | 12/11/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Court upholds EU decision on Microsoft/Skype deal; Vodafone tests LTE-Advanced in Madrid; Keymile buys into smart grid smarts.

Top 5 Things Not to Do During a Telecom Business Presentation
Slide Shows | 12/11/2013

Would you consider pulling any of the following stunts if you thought you could get away with it?

Sprint Feels the Churn Burn Before Spark
News Analysis | 12/10/2013

Sprint's losing customers as it works through Network Vision, but CEO Dan Hesse promises it'll be worth it in the long run.

Sprint Sparks It in Chicago
News Analysis | 12/10/2013

Sprint says its faster Spark LTE update is now largely complete in Chicago.

G.fast Chip Startup Raises $10M
News Analysis | 12/10/2013

Sckipio unveils four initial investors as it gears up to support the first G.fast 1 Gig modems in 2014.

In the Cloud, Repurposed BSS Won't Cut It
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/10/2013

As acquisition fever rises in the cloud management market, telcos should take note and learn that repurposing existing back-office systems doesn't cut it in the cloud services world.

AT&T 1-Gig Fiber Live This Week in Austin
News Analysis | 12/10/2013

AT&T CEO says it will launch 1-Gig service on schedule in Austin, Texas, this week, beating Google Fiber to the punch.

FiOS Expansion Is Finito
News Analysis | 12/10/2013

Verizon CEO McAdam re-affirms to analysts that telco will not expand FiOS' fiber footprint further.

Network Security in a 4G LTE World
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2013

AT&T's chief security officer talks about the challenges facing network operators in an all-IP, 4G world.

We're Jamming: GPS Weakness Could Sink Wireless
News Analysis | 12/10/2013

NIST specialist worries about how intentional and unintentional GPS jamming could affect wireless networks and more.

What's Driving Cable Business Services?
LRTV Interviews | 12/10/2013

Light Reading's cable expert Alan Breznick talks to Carol Wilson about the momentum in the cable business services market.

Euronews: DT Bolsters Mobile Voice Security
News Analysis | 12/10/2013

Also in today's regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent wins optical deal in Brussels; Norway banks $290 million from spectrum auction; Swisscom buys unified comms specialist.

Can Starter Kits Jumpstart SDN?
News Analysis | 12/9/2013

Pica8 announces an SDN Starter Kit to help IT pros conquer the complexities of initial SDN trials and projects.

Infoblox Makes DNS a Line of Defense
News Analysis | 12/9/2013

With network operators considering numerous ways to protect their networks, customers, and services, Infoblox integrates security tools with its DSN server.

Silence of the ISPs
DOS Attack | 12/9/2013

As the IT and web giants raise questions about personal data collection, communications service providers stay silent.

Verizon Scoops Up CDN Provider
News Analysis | 12/9/2013

In its second recent deal, Verizon swings deal for EdgeCast as it continues to beef up Digital Media Services unit.

T-Mobile Quietly Kicks Off Double-Wide 4G
News Analysis | 12/9/2013

T-Mobile has started to switch on 2x20MHz 4G LTE service in parts of Dallas.

AT&T Inks First LTE Roaming Deal in Canada
News Analysis | 12/9/2013

Carrier claims to be the first US operator to offer international LTE roaming through a partnership with Rogers in Canada.

Google Nexus Set-Top Near?
News Analysis | 12/9/2013

Media reports suggest that Google could shortly debut a new game console that doesn't support live TV.

Euronews: €1B EU Funding Plan Adopted
News Analysis | 12/9/2013

Also in today's regional news roundup: Vodafone unveils a brand engagement strategy, Etisalat expands the reach of its mobile commerce service, and Telenor lands an insurance deal.

Naming Mobile Security's Spirit Animal
Jonestown | 12/6/2013

Colorful animal imagery abounded at Light Reading's mobile security event Thursday.

Tellabs: To Be Continued
DOS Attack | 12/6/2013

Its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners may be complete, but the Tellabs story doesn't look over yet.

Battling Malware & Madware
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

While both types of unwanted mobile device apps are growing rapidly, an industry expert sees hope in virtualization trends.

What's Driving OSS/BSS Growth?
Shades of Ray | 12/6/2013

Opinions vary, but operations outsourcing is one suggestion.

HP Exec Goes Northbound for SDN
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

HP's director of cloud networking and SDN takes the chair of the ONF's Northbound Interfaces Working Group.

AT&T Readies Dual-Billing Toggle Update in Q1
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

Update to smartphone app that splits the device into work and personal containers will give the device two separate phone numbers and two separate bills.

ESPN Reveals Surprising Mobile Stats
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

Usage data shows significant use of smartphone video app while users are on the move.

Euronews: Telefonica Invests in Box
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Alcatel-Lucent's financial recovery continues; Deutsche Telekom befriends Twitter; Mystery bidder wins spectrum in Norwegian auction.

Speaking Out on Security
Rewired | 12/6/2013

Senior Editor Sarah Reedy and I discuss what operators are doing -- and saying -- about security in a 4G, virtualized world.

DNS Attacks on the Rise
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

Infoblox's vice president of technology says operators need to fortify the DNS as attacks increase in number and sophistication.

FCC: Act Now as Wireless Duopoly Looms
Column | 12/6/2013

The FCC needs to create a Wireless Competition Task Force to promote greater wireless competition.

Suddenlink's Cultural Shift
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

Getting its disparate sales teams on the same page is an ongoing process, but it's helped the cable company better serve customers.

2014: A VoLTE Security Nightmare?
News Analysis | 12/6/2013

In which Light Reading learns some new initials: TDoS, or telephony denial of service, a future threat to 4G voice services.

Pics From Future of Cable Business Services
Slide Shows | 12/5/2013

We whipped out our camera at the New York City event and took a few snaps -- check out who was there!

Backhauling Small Cells
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2013

Phil Meeks, COO and EVP at Time Warner Cable Business Services, explains how his company aims to attract new business.

VoLTE Hits Hong Kong
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

Operator CSL has turned on its 4G voice capabilities – now it just needs some VoLTE-friendly devices.

Protecting Mobile Data
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2013

Protecting customer privacy is a growing challenge for mobile service providers, and it is among the legion of security issues they face.

AT&T's Amoroso: LTE, Virtualization & Cloud Mean New Security Challenges
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

Talking at a Light Reading event, AT&T's chief security officer suggests that all-IP mobile networks and data in the cloud should keep operators on their toes about mobile security.

Aereo Heads to Charm City
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

The video streaming startup Aereo will launch in the Baltimore metropolitan area on December 16.

Euronews: Nokia/Microsoft Deal Wins EC Approval
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone's Verizon stake sale gets the nod in US; Huawei in the UK; French government raps Iliad.

China Issues 4G TDD Licences
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

China issues 4G licenses for LTE TDD operations, but FDD will have to wait.

US Senators Stir Up Huawei Security Concerns
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

Huawei once more faces opposition in Washington to its business with an important US ally, South Korea.

Voice Apps, Video Not Wooing the Enterprise
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

Comcast calls voice a hot new technology for business customers, but it's not the UC features that are winning them over.

Small Cells: The Battle for the Lamp Post
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

It's no longer any secret that MSOs want to mount, power, manage, and rent small cell services to mobile operators, but will 4G providers give up control of these new tiny radios?

Cable WiFi Hotspots Could Hit 1M in Year
News Analysis | 12/5/2013

Cable WiFi should be huge in the US by the end of 2014, experts say.

Cable's Business Boom
LRTV Documentaries | 12/4/2013

The cable business services market has been growing rapidly in recent years, and there's still room for further expansion.

Meeks Sees Business Boom at TWC
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

New chief of Time Warner Cable's business services unit expects to double revenues in the next four to five years.

CSG Buys Volubill Assets
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

Policy and charging specialist Volubill finds a buyer for its assets after a troubled few months.

Intel Targets Networking Gear
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

The chip company announced a third-generation processing platform as part of an effort to get its products into more telecom networking gear.

Comcast Plots National SIP Trunking in 2014
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

Comcast is trialing SIP trunking in three US markets and plans to take it nationwide by the end of 2014, an executive reveals in NYC.

Reverb Networks Shines SON on LTE
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

SON startup grabs patents and a CEO as it eyes optimization for LTE in 2014.

Pay-TV Subs Aren't Buying Into VoD
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

Digitalsmiths report shows a large percentage of 'cord-cheating' pay-TV subscribers aren't buying VoD content from their pay-TV providers.

Heavy Reading: Cable Biz Sales to Hit $8.5B
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

MSOs still have a lot of opportunity, however, especially among the very small and SMB set.

Euronews: Nokia Wins HTC Handset Ban in UK
News Analysis | 12/4/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Twitter-tracker wins VC funding; ADVA lands 100G deal; dual-screen handset launches.

Who's Moving & Shaking in Small Cells?
Que Sera Sarah | 12/3/2013

We're calling out the executives from across the globe who are talking a big game and making important progress in small cells.

Embattled Ixia Finds a Fan
News Analysis | 12/3/2013

One analyst sees reason for hope for Ixia amid lawsuit threats, a delayed SEC filing, and a troubling CEO exit.

Wheeler Walks Line on Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 12/3/2013

First policy speech from new FCC chair supports competition first, but promises to protect "open" Internet and consumer rights to access.

Comcast Seeks VoD Killer App
News Analysis | 12/3/2013

In bid to boost VoD revenues, Comcast teams with Nielsen and networks to test new ad system for on-demand viewing.

Euronews: UK Doubles Down on 'Bill Shock'
News Analysis | 12/3/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Iliad adds 4G to the cut-price mix; US gives all-clear to Microsoft's Nokia buy; Firefox OS reaches Italy.

Tech Giants Tout Retail Chops
News Analysis | 12/3/2013

Here are five top 'consumer experiences' to, well, experience this holiday season.

Comcast Claims IPv6 Crown
News Analysis | 12/2/2013

Giant US MSO now deploys native IPv6 support to over 75% of its broadband network, with goal of reaching 100% by early 2014.

Building NFV on the Best Thinking
Rewired | 12/2/2013

CloudNFV is being open about drawing on work of existing and new standards bodies -- are others building NFV this way?

Mavenir Joins Virtual SBC Party
News Analysis | 12/2/2013

Recently listed service provider IT specialist is the latest vendor to offer a virtualized session border controller for 4G players.

Amazon Wants Delivery Drones
Jonestown | 12/2/2013

Amazon CEO stokes commercial drone debate suggesting that Amazon could be delivering packages with remote control aircraft by 2018.

Sprint: Heading to California?
News Analysis | 12/2/2013

Industry gossip has Sprint moving its HQ to California.

Time Warner Shakes Up the Bundle
News Analysis | 12/2/2013

Facing financial challenges and a potential sale, Time Warner Cable, like other cable companies, is getting more imaginative with service bundles.

What Are They Smoking at Transmode?
Shades of Ray | 12/2/2013

'Let us show them how to play the pipes of peace...' (McCartney, James)

Euronews: Telecom Italia Commits to Brazil
News Analysis | 12/2/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: eircom's revenues on the slide; DT cuts jobs at T-Systems; Niger cancels third of country's mobile numbers.

Telus Preps for VoLTE, RCS
News Analysis | 12/1/2013

Canadian operator deploys IMS gear from Ericsson as it readies itself for 4G LTE services development.

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