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Alarm Bells for AlcaLu, Nokia
EuroBlog  | 
6/25/2012  |  12 comments
1:05 PM As the euro crisis deepens, investors flee struggling vendors. Can they turn their fortunes around?
VZ Wireless/T-Mobile Spectrum Deal Has a Catch
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Verizon Wireless agrees to swap and sell some spectrum to T-Mobile, only if its AWS deals with Leap and the cable companies get approved
TiVo Makes IPTV Breakthrough at Com Hem
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: LTE users more likely to chuck wired broadband; local groups to try Wi-Fi link-up with Google Fiber; DirecTV 3-D channel goes part-time
Verizon Backs CENX With Cash
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2012  |  Post a comment
Ethernet exchange gets new funding as it finds its SPIT niche
More Chinese Whispers
AsiaBlog  | 
6/25/2012  |  4 comments
7:40 AM Huawei, ZTE under further scrutiny by US authorities
Euronews: Huawei Thinks Big on Russia
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Huawei's data pipe will be 'wider than Volga'; French action times trois; Euro giants put pressure on EU leaders
Ballmer: 'I Don't Think Everybody Wants a Tablet'
Jonestown  | 
6/22/2012  |  3 comments
5:45 PM Here's a look at Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's (shortsighted?) take on the rise of the iPad and the role of tablets in mobile computing
Photos: Managing & Monetizing OTT Video
Slide Shows  | 
6/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Though some fears still remain, pay-TV providers are starting to give over-the-top video some love. Here's some visual evidence, in slideshow form
An Unclouded Day
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Cloud-based testing and monitoring can offer cost savings for service providers
Going Big With TV Everywhere
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/22/2012  |  1 comment
thePlatform's CEO says pay-TV operators and programmers are scaling up their broadband-fed TV Everywhere services, but stresses that some challenges remain
Can Transparent Caching Save Transport Costs?
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/22/2012  |  2 comments
Verizon Ready for OTT Onslaught
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Verizon thinks its smart CDN, device-specific transcoding, sticky apps and Flex View cloud offering are poised to do battle with whatever OTT players bring
Telecom Forecasts for Morocco & Cameroon
Research Rewind  | 
6/22/2012  |  Post a comment
7:00 AM This week: Telecom outlook for Cameroon and Morocco; ensuring cloud service experience; your daily telecom news fix
Mapping 4G: AT&T Hits 41 LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/22/2012  |  2 comments
AT&T holds the LTE deployment silver medal in the US with 41 markets now up and running
Euronews: Slim's Stealthy Expansion
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2012  |  2 comments
In today's EMEA roundup: Slim's using the back door at KPN; Nomura cuts Nokia estimates; FT CEO plays down Everything Everywhere rumor; BANG!!!
Belkin's Video Sling to Undercut EchoStar's Price
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/22/2012  |  6 comments
Also: Bright House shrugs off Verizon's 300-Meg tier; Google defends Moto buy; consumers paying to watch video on tablets; Cisco enters a hot market
China Mobile Accelerates 4G
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2012  |  Post a comment
The mobile giant is looking to accelerate its LTE TDD trials
Preparing for Video War
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2012  |  1 comment
To win the new battle video customers, pay-TV operators must make over-the-top video a key ally
Telco Succeeds With Broadband, Roku Bundle
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Toledo Telephone COO Dale Merten explains why the company ditched its traditional cable TV service for an OTT video/broadband bundle, and how that decision has led to a much improved business model
Pay-TV: Too Costly to Replicate Online?
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/21/2012  |  12 comments
The costs of building a 'full boat' pay-TV package will likely scare off most OTT video players, says Ian Blaine, CEO of thePlatform
Comcast, Verizon & TWC Bundle Up
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/21/2012  |  Post a comment
Comcast and TWC expand 4G device, video and voice bundling deals with Verizon Wireless in the US
Now the Dutch Do 400G
EuroBlog  | 
6/21/2012  |  Post a comment
1:45 PM KPN cranks up to 400Gbit/s with Huawei
Verizon Targets Video Personalization
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2012  |  3 comments
The next step in FiOS TV's push into multi-screen video is adding individual user profiles
Mobile Asia Expo: Highlights
AsiaBlog  | 
6/21/2012  |  Post a comment
11:00 AM The hot topics from the GSMA's Shanghai event
Who Are Aereo's Customers?
The Bauminator  | 
6/21/2012  |  2 comments
11:00 AM Are they cord-cutters or cable customers that are willing to fork over a few bucks more to stream broadcast stations while they're on the go?
Shaw Takes VoD Over-The-Top
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/21/2012  |  1 comment
Also: Comcast expects to strike VoD gold; Microsoft dispatches the Internet police to plug Xbox document leak
Is Pay-Per-Bit Anti-Consumer?
The Philter  | 
6/21/2012  |  28 comments
8:30 AM I want broadband and wireless phone bills I can understand. I want to comparison-shop data plans for the best rate. Am I nuts or what?
AT&T Launches RFI for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/21/2012  |  12 comments
Details emerge about AT&T's plans for tiny base stations as the operator issues an RFI
Euronews: You're on Your Own, Govt Tells Nokia
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2012  |  2 comments
In today's EMEA roundup: No state help for Nokia; KPN talks fail over sale of E-Plus unit; Vector cash boost for Technicolor
More Job Cuts at RIM
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  Post a comment
The BlackBerry maker confirms that it will cut more jobs but isn't saying how many yet
Verizon Lights Up 46 More 4G LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  1 comment
Verizon's 4G LTE deployments reach 304 markets as it adds 46 to the mix and expands coverage in 22 other towns and cities
Sprint Tries to Hamstring Verizon/Cable Deals
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  2 comments
Sprint wants the FCC to impose conditions that center on cellular backhaul agreements and cable's ever-expanding Wi-Fi networks
Windows Phone 8 Gets 'Common Core'
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  3 comments
Microsoft will try to make it easier for developers to port Windows apps across PCs, tablets and WP8 smartphones
Interoute CTO: 'Dumb' Legacy Hinders Cloud Adoption
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Fallout from Isenberg's 'stupid network' proclamation is suppressing cloud confidence, reckons European operator exec
Sprint & Vendors Lagging on LTE Build?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  6 comments
The operator expects to launch six LTE markets soon but an analyst at Jefferies says that the big spend on 4G is getting pushed back to 2H12
Telcos Voice Their OTT Anxiety
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  Post a comment
At Mobile Asia Expo, concerns are aired about 'sleeping with the enemy'
Microsoft Surface Poll: Price Trumps LTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/20/2012  |  1 comment
11:00 AM Around a third of our poll respondents say a low price tag, more than LTE, would make Microsoft's new tablets appealing
NBCU, Comcast Unit Stream More TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  3 comments
Also: Netflix threatens to cannibalize VoD and HBO revenues; Comcast Skypes into another market; Cablevision dials in another SIP phone partner
US Carrier Capex: Wireless Squeezing Wireline
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  2 comments
New Jefferies research note sees wireless capex up 20.6% in 2012, while wireline spending is expected to decline 5.8%
Prepare to Slay the OTT Dragon
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  2 comments
OTT video threatens to swamp broadband networks, but it can also create some big opportunities if operators are willing to take some risks
XO Shows Some Love for Transmode
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Swedish transport vendor joins some big North American names in the metro equipment supplier list at XO Communications
Nuance Gives Swype a Voice on Android
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  1 comment
Voice-to-text giant puts its acquisition of Swype to use on Android, creating an input experience with something for everyone
Cyan Makes Its SDN Push
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  Post a comment
CyPortal upgrade gives end-customers power to do their own network testing
Euronews: AlcaLu, Telefónica Are Femto Friends
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's roundup: Telefónica goes for small cells, big-time; Transmode wins US contract; LTE developments in Mitteleuropa
Cable's Upstream Gap
The Bauminator  | 
6/19/2012  |  4 comments
5:30 PM Verizon's new FiOS tiers expose cable's rail-thin upstream path, but operators have time to widen it – and they'll need all the time they can get
Why's AT&T Eyeing Its WCS Spectrum for LTE?
Jonestown  | 
6/19/2012  |  1 comment
4:30 PM Ma Bell tells the FCC that it has come up with a compromise package with Sirius XM to deploy 4G LTE services in the 2.3Ghz satellite radio band
SeaChange Back in a Buying Mood
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/19/2012  |  Post a comment
After shedding two non-core units, SeaChange returned to acquisition mode with the purchase of an interactive TV software developer
VZ Wireless, Cable Guys Fight for Spectrum Deal
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/19/2012  |  3 comments
Also: T-Mobile fights against spectrum deal; Comcast adds home security markets; speculation swirls about what's going into the next Xbox
Ensuring Cloud Service Experience
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/19/2012  |  Post a comment
With clouds carrying more and more voice, video and data, the complexities of ensuring a trouble-free end-user experience have grown exponentially
Nokia Poll Update: Farewell Independence?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/19/2012  |  4 comments
With hundreds of votes counted, not many expect Nokia to be an independent company within a few years
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