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AT&T's Strategy Boss Puts Content First
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.

Telstra, Netgear Claim Cable WiFi Gateway First
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Australian operator Telstra and Netgear have partnered to deliver what they claim is the world's first commercial deployment of an 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.

OIF Pushing 400G Specs Forward
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

New work begins on long-reach interface as baseline specs are reached for other interfaces on 400G roadmap.

Eurobites: Vodafone's 4G Premium Backfires
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.

Adtran Launches 'Gig Communities' Initiative
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Networking gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cablecos for FTTP push, in addition to traditional telcos.

Cisco Earnings: What to Watch For
Wagner’s Ring | 8/13/2014

Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.

Suddenlink Joins Gigabit Club
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Suddenlink unveils $230 million capital program to upgrade most of its cable systems for gigabit service by 2017.

Raco Aims to Eliminate Need for IoT Standards
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

RacoWireless introduces a cloud-based API that lets developers create applications for the Internet of Things, regardless of standards.

Bandwidth Offers Voice APIs Via Cloud Platform
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Competitive carrier is offering a range of voice and messaging functions for OTT service providers via APIs delivered from the cloud.

Gainspeed, Avegant Share CableLabs Top Honors
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Joint CableLabs Innovation Showcase winners Gainspeed and Avegant represent cable's dual focus on infrastructure efficiency and user interface improvement.

Sprint's New Boss Plans Cost Cuts
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is hitting the ground running, promising increased cost efficiency and aggressive competition on his first day on the job.

Iliad's Bid for T-Mobile: This Ain't No Joke
Shades of Ray | 8/12/2014

Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.

VMware, Cisco Build Rival Data Center Teams
Wagner’s Ring | 8/12/2014

Vendor lock-in is a carrier turn-off. Cisco, VMware and other vendors hope partnership will be sweet music.

Cable's WiFi Video Attack
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/12/2014

Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.

Eurobites: Big Data Enters the Next Dimension (Possibly)
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre strikes public sector deal; Avanti lines up next satellite; BT in UC collaboration.

Granite Still Reaping POTS Revenue
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

In the gigabit, all-IP era, many major multi-location businesses still need POTS lines and basic broadband.

Mystery Customer Deals Big Order for Cyan
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.

Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Que Sera Sarah | 8/11/2014

Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.

Android TV Could Roil Streaming Market – IHS
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Research report predicts the new Google TV streaming platform could disrupt the media streaming player market, especially hurting Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in the FASTER submarine cable project.

Mobile VC Holds Steady at $1.3B in July
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Private mobile compaines raised $1.3 billion in July in 109 funding deals, according to the latest report from Rutberg and Co.

Softbank Asks Ericsson for Congestion Relief
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Companies team up to demo Mobile-based Policy software to dynamically manage network congestion in busy areas.

CBS Eyes Online Streaming Deals
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

CBS is selling original programming to other broadcasters, cable networks, and will soon do so to online video streaming services.

Colt Targets Network Virtualization in the Data Center and Beyond
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2014

Colt has ambitious plans for virtualization using SDN and NFV.

Eurobites: Russia Tightens Grip on Internet
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix on a roll in UK; Xbox gets free-to-air tuner option; faster broadband ups online spend.

Facebook Slashes Data Center Power Consumption
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Facebook's load balancing is designed to keep its servers running at a moderate speed -- not too slow.

Cord-Cutting Slows But Danger Still Real – Moffett
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Although the pay-TV industry is still losing subscribers, cord-cutting appears to be only partly to blame because it has flattened out.

Gigabit Is the New Black
The Gigabot | 8/8/2014

The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.

Lunch With... Procera's James Dirksen
Wagner’s Ring | 8/8/2014

Procera's VP business development James Dirksen and I talked deep packet inspection and deep fried noodles.

Eurobites: Gemalto Buys Data Protection Specialist
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom CEO quits; Telecom Italia eyes up GVT; Russia's MTS suspends operations in Crimea; Altice profits up.

Cloud Delivers Business Edge, Survey Says
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Harvard Business Review survey of its readers finds significant support for cloud and reports that its benefits include reduced costs and complexity.

Arista Stock Jumps On Meteoric Growth
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Arista soared on the wings of its cloud, services provider, financial and technology industry customers.

DT Wants Spectrum Favors; Legere Wants Sprint's Slot
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Deutsche Telekom wants favors at the US spectrum auction, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts that the operator will overtake Sprint in customer numbers by year's end.

Facebook Buys PrivateCore for Server Security
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

The startup comprises alumni from VMware, Google, and other companies.

Where Has All the Mobile Revenue Gone?
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue was flat to slightly depressed, driven by installment billing plans and shifts in pricing.

Next-Gen Video Fuels Liberty Growth
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Top international MSO now boasts nearly 3 million advanced video subscribers across Europe, thanks to its growing deployments of TiVo and Horizon TV.

A NOC in the Cloud for the IoT
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Nivis, a developer of smart grid technology and wireless control networks, introduces a cloud NOC for management of connected devices on the Internet of Things.

Eurobites: Iliad Could Team Up for T-Mob Pursuit
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.

Cablevision Looks to Data as Great Savior
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Despite losing broadband customers in the second quarter, Cablevision views data services and 'connectivity' as the key to future growth.

NetScout Sues 'Pay-to-Play' Gartner
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Lawsuit seeks damages after new Magic Quadrant report labels NetScout as 'challenger' in its market segment.

T-Mob's Legere Unleashed: 'Total Chaos at Sprint'
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

T-Mobile CEO takes to Twitter to tweak Sprint.

Ixia Aims to Name CEO, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Ixia gets closer to hiring a CEO while the company cuts jobs and tries to catch up with its earnings reports.

NFV Group Adopts 'Open' Strategy, Names New Leaders
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

ETSI NFV group launches its next phase by stressing the need for open source approaches and more interaction with the broader industry.

A Short History of Hesse
Que Sera Sarah | 8/6/2014

With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.

Hesse Out, Claure In: Sprint Is Son's House Now!
Jonestown | 8/6/2014

SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.

Eurobites: DT Down on Sprint's Withdrawal
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.

TWC: Maxxing Out Too Late?
Breznick Unbound | 8/6/2014

While the No. 2 US MSO is accelerating plans for all-digital video and broadband speed upgrades, it's still desperately playing catch-up.

Sprint Drops Bid for T-Mobile – Reports
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.

T-Mobile Rejects Initial Iliad Bid – WSJ
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

T-Mobile has reportedly turned up its nose at a surprise $15B bid from the French operator.

Microsoft Poaches Top Qualcomm Exec
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's former global marketing lead, is joining Microsoft to lead global business development.

Bolt Taps ETI for Software Platform
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.

Broadsoft Boosts Revenues 20% in Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

UC vendor is holding its own against big names like Cisco as operators move to VoLTE and start deploying WebRTC.

Cablevision Lands Ex-Yahooer as CTO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Fifth-largest US MSO hires former Yahoo exec David Dibble for its freshly created CTO position.

Mimosa's Backhaul Bubbles With Massive MIMO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.

Comverse Buys Some WebRTC Smarts
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

SPIT giant acquires Spanish rich communications and WebRTC gateway specialist Solaiemes.

Verizon's Elby to Head Infinera's Cloud Team
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.

Eurobites: Iliad Needs to Up Its T-Mobile Bid
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bids for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband arm; EU wants more detail on Liberty/Ziggo deal; Ericsson scores in Egypt.

Tablets, Prepaid, Competition Shake Up Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Subscriber dynamics were in flux in the second quarter as the four Tier 1 US wireless operators grappled with shifting pricing plans, increased competition and tablet growth.

Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
Rewired | 8/5/2014

One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.

China Fiber-Maker Preps IPO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer has applied for a listing on the Hong Kong Exchange.

FCC Could Block Sprint/T-Mobile Spectrum JV
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

FCC's Sherman says that smaller, innovative players should be able to work with larger providers to enter the US wireless market.

SDN's Progress Is Worth Debating
DOS Attack | 8/4/2014

A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.

GVTC Eyes a Gigabit Future
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.

Data Center Virtualization: Tough for Carriers, Tougher for Vendors
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2014

Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.

Where to Put Your VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2014

When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.

FCC Boss 'Disturbed' By Verizon Throttling
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

Chairman Wheeler says he's disturbed by Verizon's plans to throttle its top 5% of LTE data users, while the carrier reminds him how limited the policy's affect will be.

Eurobites: AT&T Linked to Irish Acquisition
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: BT enters the 4G fray with enterprise service offering; Etisalat unit mulls IPO; Arris gets some action in Poland.

Procera Offers RAN Management Via the SIM
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.

Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.

A Brief History of the Prank Phone Call
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2014

More than a century ago, while the phone was still young, pranksters were already calling the morgue to ask for Mr. Stiff.

Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with Vodafone; Turkcell ownership battle over.

Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.

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