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A Virtual MSO Shall Rise, Boxee CEO Says
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/31/2012

No, it wouldn't be Boxee. But someone else will step up, giving Boxee a deep-pocketed potential partner, the company's CEO says

Tellabs Backs Off From the Mobile Core
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2012

Let's face it, the 9100 was going to be a mobile-core underdog anyway, says one analyst

NSN to Cut 2,900 Jobs in Germany
News Analysis | 1/31/2012

And with 1,200 jobs to go in Finland, the vendor's two home countries are accounting for a sizeable chunk of its planned 17,000 layoffs

Another Congestion Culprit: OS Updates
Que Sera Sarah | 1/31/2012

2:20 PM Mobile OS updates can consume more bandwidth than YouTube viewing, Flash Networks says

Cisco's Warrior in London
EuroBlog | 1/31/2012

1:55 PM Cisco CTO tags mobility, cloud and collaboration as top enterprise trends at annual user event

T-Mobile Squares Off on Mobile Payments
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2012

The carrier isn't abandoning Isis, but it is starting to sell Square's payment reader smartphone accessory to help SMBs accept credit cards

Sprint's Q4 iPhone Activations Could Total Nearly 2M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2012

UBS analyst predicts nearly 2M iPhone activations for Sprint in Q4 but says that could be one of the few bright spots for its subscriber story this quarter

CableCARDs Remain a Retail Dud
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/31/2012

Also: Sky eyes Netflix rival for the UK; SnagFilms scores some Comcast cash; Comcast nets MetroE deal; Cisco vet joins Docsis CPE maker

Android Signaling Storm Rises in Japan
Wireless Bits | 1/31/2012

9:40 AM NTT Docomo wants to talk to Google about Android's excessive signaling traffic load

Tellabs to Restructure, Cut 530 Jobs
News Analysis | 1/31/2012

Vendor to focus on packet optical and mobile backhaul, and pull back from the LTE core, as it slims down and cuts about 16% of workforce

Euronews: Ericsson Bags Backhaul Deals
News Analysis | 1/31/2012

In today's roundup: Mobile backhaul wins for Ericsson; ARM flexes its profit muscle; PacketFront stays in the black, but only just

Stankey Handed AT&T Strategy Role
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2012

In the wake of the T-Mobile debacle, AT&T's roadmap now rests with Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey, while Ralph de la Vega loses U-verse

Vodafone Preps LTE Launch in Portugal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2012

Vodafone is getting ready to launch LTE services in 13 cities in Portugal

Synacor IPO Could Fetch $94M
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/30/2012

TV Everywhere specialist roadshow begins Monday as the company prices its IPO at $10 to $12 per share and reveals a small acquisition

Photos: Cloud Expo Europe 2012
Slide Shows | 1/30/2012

Who was doing what at the Cloud Expo Europe show in London? Here's the answer in full color!

Virgin Boost for Savvis
EuroBlog | 1/30/2012

10:45 AM Cloud partner is delivering new customers, says Savvis Euro MD

Can Cable Break DirecTV's 'Sunday Ticket' Grip?
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/30/2012

Also: Cablevision workers vote to unionize; TiVo spruces up Premiere DVR lineup; SCTE event adds wireless focus; White House CTO steps down

Retail Gets Mobilized
Que Sera Sarah | 1/30/2012

9:00 AM With iPads finding their way into all kinds of retail outlets, mobile payments are sure to be next

Public Sucked Into LightSquared Squabble
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2012

FCC grants a public comment period on LightSquared's GPS petition, which gives the operator some breathing space

Honorable Mentions: Jan. 30
Matt's Mentions | 1/30/2012

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Euronews: Finns to Bear Brunt of NSN Cuts?
News Analysis | 1/30/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Up to 1,300 NSN jobs could go in Finland; eircom sets sale deadline; ADVA teams up with BT's Openreach

Panasonic Exits US Cable Set-Top Biz
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/30/2012

Panasonic pulls the rug from under its US cable group despite making headway at Cablevision and Time Warner Cable

LightSquared's War of Words
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/27/2012

All of the controversy around the proposed LTE network interfering with GPS could come to a head within weeks

ACE Plan Would Let MSOs Sell Old Set-Tops
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/27/2012

A cable gear supplier has urged the FCC to allow MSOs to sell refurbished boxes, including HD and DVR models, with integrated security

Comptel Under the Cosh
News Analysis | 1/27/2012

The Finnish SPIT vendor had a tough 2011 and ended the year with a legal challenge from Cisco

TW Cable's New Wideband Gambit
The Bauminator | 1/27/2012

11:20 AM MSO is prioritizing D3 adoption as it launches a phone service giveaway to new 50-Meg wideband subs, but will the promo work?

OS Watch: Samsung & Apple Duke It Out
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/27/2012

Also: Android gets squeezed out; Nokia waits for a Windows rebound; BlackBerry plants a new OS in the fall; HP's on the road to open

Cablevision, TWC Expand Live TV Streaming Plans
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/27/2012

Also: Netflix goes device crazy; Wave Broadband seeks a buyer; Moto set-top shipments slip in Q4; Cablevision faces a class action

Euronews: AlcaLu Job Cuts on the Cards?
News Analysis | 1/27/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Euro lay-offs loom large at Alcatel-Lucent; Nokia bins its ad business; NSN's €1.2B credit facility confirmed

Juniper Points to the Economy
News Analysis | 1/26/2012

A surprisingly weak Q1 outlook just reflects a cautious world, executives say

Moto Isn't Biting Into Apple's Smartphone Share
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2012

Though its deal with Google is expected to close early in 2012 and devices like the RAZR give it a modest boost, Moto can't compare to Apple yet

Juniper's Q1 Forecast Disappoints
News Analysis | 1/26/2012

Q4 earnings met lowered expectations. Just don't say 'It can't get any worse'

AT&T Blames FCC for Price Hikes
Que Sera Sarah | 1/26/2012

1:30 PM AT&T plays the victim, but its customers pay the price

AT&T Banks on Broadband, Cries for Spectrum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2012

AT&T's mobile broadband business is thriving despite the costs of its breakup with T-Mobile, but the carrier warns it can't continue to grow without more spectrum

NSN Suffers in Q4
News Analysis | 1/26/2012

Even with the boost of the Motorola acquisition, year-on-year revenues decline

Netflix Bracing for Clash With Amazon
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/26/2012

Also: Netflix DVD business shrinks; Verizon and Cablevision battle over broadband ads; green's the thing at SCTE event

T-Mobile Breakup Causes $6.7B Q4 Loss for AT&T
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2012

It was AT&T's best quarter yet for smartphone additions, but that's not what dominated the numbers

Nokia Ends 2011 on a Low
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2012

Finnish giant's fourth-quarter and full-year 2011 financials tell a sorry tale, but there's hope on the horizon

TW Cable Sheds Video Subs, Gains in Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/26/2012

Solid broadband subs gains overshadows loss of 129,000 video customers as MSO pulls in a profit of $564 million

Euronews: Nokia Sales Slump in Q4
News Analysis | 1/26/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia improves its 'clock speed' but not its figures; Comptel to buy Xtract; ex-Nokia CEO turns up at TeliaSonera

Ericsson Ousted From Shared Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2012

Huawei and NSN will replace Ericsson at Orange and T-Mobile's mobile network sharing joint venture in Poland

Netflix Subs Rebound in Q4
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Netflix profits dip, but stock rises as company adds 610,000 subs and beats revenue expectations

Wi-Fi Usage Drives AT&T to Raise Prices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Subs are using Wi-Fi to avoid fees as they reach the edges of their data plans, causing AT&T to boost its pricing plans, analysts suggest

Sprint's 4G LTE Texan Triangle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Sprint's initial LTE footprint will be very much focused on the Lone Star state

Cable Prepares to Blend Docsis With EPON
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/25/2012

CableLabs is gearing up to conduct qualification tests on EPON gear that can speak the provisioning language of Docsis

Rogers Faces P2P Throttling Charge
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Canadian regulator gives MSO two weeks to rebut charges that it's violating net neutrality guidelines or put forth a compliance plan UPDATED 5:30 PM

Cablevision Feels the FiOS Heat
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Also: Rogers tweaks some speeds and caps; Cablevision business arm bundles conferencing services; Avail-TVN scores another VoD win

AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Dampens Ericsson Q4 Sales
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Ericsson points to the failed merger as the cause of a sales slowdown in the US and, globally, finds that carriers are spending more cautiously

Verizon Helps Put $8M Into Skyfire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Whether or not Skyfire's mobile video optimization is in Verizon Wireless's network, it's at least caught the carrier's attention

Euronews: Huawei Buys Optical R&D Lab
News Analysis | 1/25/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Huawei touches down in East Anglia; Ericsson sees its margins squeezed; Blok's vote of confidence in KPN

Ericsson Suffers Margin Crunch
News Analysis | 1/25/2012

Year-on-year revenues are up slightly but Ericsson's fourth-quarter margins and profits have taken a pounding

Apple: the Numbers Behind the (Huge) Numbers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Any way you slice it, it was a big quarter for Apple

Boxee Playing All the Angles
The Bauminator | 1/24/2012

5:10 PM An over-the-air dongle could make Boxee a hit with cord cutters while the company also courts cable MSOs as customers

Apple Reports Q1 Revenue of $46B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Owing to its best holiday iPhone and iPad sales yet, Apple reported its highest quarterly revenue and earnings to date

The Shape of Networks to Come?
Jonestown | 1/24/2012

4:45 PM Active antennas could help increase capacity while reducing the size of cell sites over the long term

Huawei, NSN Land Euro Network Share Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Orange and T-Mobile choose Huawei and NSN to supply equipment for their mobile network sharing joint venture in Poland

Verizon Is Eating Sprint's 4G Lunch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2012

WiMax sales get lost in the shuffle at Sprint as Clearwire sold 900,000 4G devices for its partner in Q4, while Verizon sold over 2.4M

Azuki Pitches Simplified TV Everywhere to MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Azuki packages video in Apple's format and uses software clients to 'normalize' the video streams for an array of mobile devices

VZ iPhone Boosts Data, Shaves Margins in Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Verizon sold over 4M iPhones in Q4, 7.7M smartphones overall and 2.4M LTE devices, but the smartphone boom can hit margins even as it builds data revenues

Semtech Got in a Bidding War for Gennum
News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Which would explain why Gennum's purchase price could be about 120% of its valuation

Cox's $35 'TV Economy' Tier Launches Sans ESPN
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Also: Charter targets enhanced TV play on Motorola boxes; Comcast points fingers; Amino's Wi-Fi fling; BendBroadband taps tech VP

Verizon Posts Net Loss of $212M for Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2012

Pension costs pushed Verizon to a loss in the last quarter of 2011, as it misses analysts' EPS estimates by a penny

SK Sheds Light on Het Net
Wireless Bits | 1/24/2012

8:15 AM South Korean mobile operator SK Telecom explains its Het Net

Acacia Takes a Stab at 100G
News Analysis | 1/24/2012

But judging from a key hire, the startup's real interest might be in the 400G or terabit range

Caching In on Mobile Content
Wireless Bits | 1/24/2012

7:55 AM Vendors create federated CDN for mobile networks

Euronews: AlcaLu Notches Another 100G Win
News Analysis | 1/24/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Austrian mobile operator does the ton; ST-Ericsson losses widen; KPN lowers its outlook for 2012

Why Cable Needs EPON Over Coax
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/23/2012

Someday, Docsis might not be enough. EPoC is one option to keep the cable industry from getting caught flat-footed

Analysts: RIM's New CEO Is Just Window Dressing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2012

The BlackBerry maker's executive changes and plans to stay the course may not be enough to help it compete where it really needs to – the consumer market

RIM CEO Says No 'Seismic' Change Coming
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2012

New CEO Thorsten Heins will do more of the same, but better, at the Canadian BlackBerry maker

NDS Claims Win in EchoStar/Dish Hacking Case
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/23/2012

Also: CableLabs targets 3DTV plugfest; Netflix marketing chief is out; Knology eyes a small acquisition

Juniper Adds to Its CDN Offering
News Analysis | 1/23/2012

A deal with Tata Communications has Juniper feeling bold about content delivery networks

New RIM CEO: We Must Execute Better
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2012

RIM's new CEO Thorsten Heins explains his plans for the BlackBerry maker on YouTube

Is There a Better Way to Fund Chip Startups?
News Analysis | 1/23/2012

Starting a semiconductor company has gotten a lot more complicated, but a new industry initiative aims to change that

Honorable Mentions: Jan. 23
Matt's Mentions | 1/23/2012

6:30 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Euronews: NSN Linked to €1.2B Loan
News Analysis | 1/23/2012

A major financing deal by Nokia Siemens Networks and hope for Nokia's Lumia sales lead today's regional news roundup

RIM Co-Chairs Step Down
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2012

The long-awaited ousting of Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis has come to pass

Sparks Start to Fly in VZ Wireless-MSO Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/20/2012

Verizon and the MSOs will give the FCC a classified view of their co-marketing deal, but only to avoid delaying the review of the spectrum sale

OS Watch: What's RIM Worth?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/20/2012

Also: More RIM theories; Windows Phone's ready to take down Apple; Siri to make its way into Apple's core; Google plans a Wallet push

TW Cable Ships Live TV to the iPhone
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/20/2012

Also: Verizon Wireless-cable deals come under fire; Google insists its fiber build isn't bogged down; Netflix's Q4 rebound, SeaChange's new CFO

ZTE, Ericsson End Patent Dispute
News Analysis | 1/20/2012

Despite rumors to the contrary, ZTE and Ericsson have kissed and made up over their patent infringement dispute

EchoStar: The Set-Top Survives
LRTV Interviews | 1/20/2012

With connected TVs coming to the market in various flavors, will that finally be the end of the set-top box? Not exactly, says EchoStar's Michael Hawkey

Analyst Acclaims New Ericsson CTO
EuroBlog | 1/20/2012

6:30 AM According to one industry analyst, Ericsson's new CTO is the real deal

Euronews: Austrian Debut for AlcaLu Vectoring
News Analysis | 1/20/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Telekom Austria unit gives VDSL2 vectoring a whirl; Ewaldsson takes Ericsson CTO role; Google/Moto antitrust latest

Ericsson Appoints New CTO
News Analysis | 1/20/2012

Veteran mobile networks executive takes CTO role, but the appointment leaves the Swedish vendor without a head of Ericsson Silicon Valley

Google Getting Ready to Monetize Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2012

With 700,000 devices activated daily and 11B downloads from the Android Market, Google says it has a shot to actually make money at this

Comcast's Web-Slinging Set-Top Visits the FCC
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/19/2012

FCC stamps latest version of the Pace-made hybrid IP/QAM gateway that Comcast is expected to deploy broadly in 2012

ZTE Takes the Rap
EuroBlog | 1/19/2012

10:50 AM Vendor showcases its new Windows Phone device at Professor Green London gig

Google's Fiber Project Hits a Snag
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/19/2012

Also: L2 CEO arrested for stealing cable service; Time Warner Cable taps DTAs for all-digital move in Maine; former Cox CTO gives advice

About Us - Ray Le Maistre
LRTV Soundbites | 1/19/2012

About Ray Le Maistre

What the FTTH!?
EuroBlog | 1/19/2012

8:00 AM Ahead of the annual FTTH Council Europe event in Munich, we ask Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie about next-gen PON developments and the development of FTTH services in Europe

Ericsson Shines a Light on CEM
EuroBlog | 1/19/2012

6:20 AM Swedish giant looks at the impact of OTT service performance on customer expectations

Euronews: Nokia, Sony Ericsson Under Pressure
News Analysis | 1/19/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Sony Ericsson's fourth quarter isn't pretty; Nokia under pressure over Lumia 710 price; AlcaLu, Microsoft end case

VZ Plans Nationwide VoLTE in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2012

Verizon Wireless aims to launch commercial Voice-over-LTE services nationally in early 2013, say industry sources

EchoStar Readies Over-the-Top Video Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/18/2012

EchoStar's hosted video service for ISPs will couple live TV and VoD with a network DVR, and target all manner of connected devices

Verizon Plots 5 New LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2012

Verizon hits smaller towns and expands markets in the south with its latest 4G LTE update

LightSquared Calls GPS Tests 'Rigged'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2012

LightSquared blasts PNT EXCOM committee after government agencies said that its LTE network interfered with GPS receivers last week

Windows Phone's Missing Piece: Skype
Que Sera Sarah | 1/18/2012

1:35 PM Microsoft may be easing into VoIP so as not to upset the wireless operators it desperately needs for Windows Phone

AlcaLu Adds Security to Routers
News Analysis | 1/18/2012

With help from a friend, AlcaLu wants to use routers to block denial-of-service attacks

When Will Operators Bolt to VoLTE?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2012

No commercial smarpthones yet support VoLTE, but the technology is still on schedule as it wades through implementation challenges

Comcast: We Had AWS Plans, Honest!
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/18/2012

Also: US cable rules the downstream; Hulu targets exclusive content; Procera lands more MSO cash

Adtran Shows Its Mettle
News Analysis | 1/18/2012

Holds up well in Q4 despite tough trading conditions

Apigee Adds to API Arsenal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2012

Apigee has acquired startup Usergrid, which will boost operators' API offerings and allow developers to build mobile apps more efficiently

Cisco Brags About UCS (Again)
News Analysis | 1/18/2012

Love it or hate it, the all-Cisco Unified Computing System data-center architecture looks like it's here to stay

Euronews: AlcaLu Lands FTTH Trial
News Analysis | 1/18/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Israel pilot for AlcaLu; Skype is top telecom brand in UK; French 800MHz spectrum officially handed over

New Twists in Mobile Data Pricing
Jonestown | 1/17/2012

5:40 PM Will you pay more for big bucket data plans with mobile hot-spot support from AT&T or Verizon?

IPv6 Global Event Gets Real
Rewired | 1/17/2012

5:20 PM The 2012 global IPv6 event isn't about testing, but about proving permanent deployments

Clearwire's LTE TDD Buddy System
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2012

Clearwire is working with China Mobile to make it easier develop and test new LTE TDD devices for the planned 4G networks in the US and China

Will AT&T Gun for Dish?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2012

It's déjà vu all over again as rumors fly that AT&T may try to acquire Dish in the wake of the whole T-Mobile thing

Sprint's Got Some Explaining to Do
Que Sera Sarah | 1/17/2012

11:45 AM Network Vision could be a little blurry for consumers who want the latest and greatest 4G phone from Sprint

Netflix Faces Class-Action Suit
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/17/2012

Also: SCTE CEO gets five more years; BlackArrow confirms CTO hire; SeaChange CFO departs; LG may get first sniff of Google TV 2.0

Comcast Subs Get a Taste of Verizon
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/17/2012

Comcast subs in Seattle and Portland, Ore., are the first to be offered a Verizon Wireless service combo package

Euronews: FT Teams Up for FTTH
News Analysis | 1/17/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: FT and Bouygues Telecom share access fiber in densely populated areas; Telekom Austria linked to Bulgaria's Vivacom

Nortel Trial Begins
News Analysis | 1/17/2012

More than three years after being charged, former Nortel executives Frank Dunn, Douglas Beatty and Michael Gollogly finally take the stand

Sprint Strategizes on LTE
LRTV Interviews | 1/17/2012

Product marketer Trevor Van Norman explains why Sprint chose its first LTE devices, how it will explain Network Vision to consumers and how it plans to make up for lost time with LTE

Cisco & ActiveVideo Go Steady
The Bauminator | 1/16/2012

5:45 PM All together now: Two tech vendors sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G

Verizon's Borderless Life: A Quick Tour
The Philter | 1/16/2012

1:00 PM At CES, I put Verizon's Eric Bruno on the spot to walk me through a day in the 'Borderless Life.' The idea is that all your network services can be available on any connected device

CES 2012: RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 Demo
LRTV Documentaries | 1/16/2012

At the RIM booth at CES 2012, Fritz Nelson walks through a new, improved BlackBerry PlayBook. Its improved features sound great, but the demo tablet doesn't always cooperate

Comverse Goes It Alone
News Analysis | 1/16/2012

Share distribution hints at independent existence for Comverse, plus other news from the Service Provider IT (SPIT) sector

LTE iPad Coming Soon?
Wireless Bits | 1/16/2012

9:50 AM That's what Bloomberg reports, but should operators be worried about the impact on their networks?

AT&T Eyes SeaChange for TV Everywhere Ad Trial
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/16/2012

The telco is evaluating Infusion, a platform that splices spots into live TV and VoD

Honorable Mentions: Jan. 16
Matt's Mentions | 1/16/2012

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Euronews: NSN Sued in 4G Patent Case
News Analysis | 1/16/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Litigation hassle for NSN; the decline and fall of SMS messaging; Telenor's anti-dumb-pipe strategy

Adaptix Sues LightSquared, NSN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2012

Mobile technology patent specialist files lawsuit against LightSquared and Nokia Siemens Networks and gets acquired for $160M

Microsoft Jumps Into the Operator Channel
LRTV Interviews | 1/16/2012

Achim Berg, CVP of Microsoft's recently formed Operator Channels team, explains how working through the operators is good business and why he's not afraid of Google

Verizon FiOS TV on the Xbox
The Philter | 1/14/2012

11:00 AM Phil checks out Verizon's FiOS TV service on the Microsoft Xbox 360. But why put a subset of its TV service on a gaming console? Verizon's Joe Ambeault explains

Government Agencies Blast LightSquared
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2012

Even a modified light network would harm GPS signals, an influential committee says, in more bad news for the Falcone-backed venture

CES 2012: BlackBerry OS 7.1 Demo
LRTV Documentaries | 1/13/2012

The new RIM OS adds more NFC capabilities, more social networking and content-sharing features

Spain Gives RCS Camp Some Hope
News Analysis | 1/13/2012

With major mobile operators in Spain planning to launch services it seems there's still life in the Rich Communication Suite proposal

Comcast Dodges Modem Fee Lawsuit
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/13/2012

Also: New EAS rules threaten small MSOs; Hulu sub update; Shaw sheds video subs; Dish 'open' to just about anything; live TV's decline

OS Watch: Gadget Makers Soften Up at CES
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2012

Intel's Tizen lives on in tablets; Android lends devs a hand; Nokia rags on frag; RIM promises an improved OS; Microsoft starts slow but steady

CES 2012: Samsung Stays Connected
The Philter | 1/13/2012

10:00 AM With its new TVs, tablets and consumer cameras, Samsung is keeping consumers connected in a way that could make home networks less important

Sprint Needs $3B to Fufill Its 'Network Vision'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2012

New analyst report says Sprint needs an extra $3B or so in funding to complete its LTE and 3G multi-modal upgrade

Verizon's LTE Drives Auto Innovation
LRTV Documentaries | 1/13/2012

Partners at Verizon's CES booth demonstrate some of the cool stuff they hope to accomplish with LTE

Samsung Adds Style to the Phablet
LRTV Interviews | 1/13/2012

Samsung's product marketing director explains why a 'phablet' and a stylus have a place in the market and how Samsung plans to take down Nokia as world leader in 2012

Euronews: Nokia Sells Patents
News Analysis | 1/13/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: IPR specialist takes on more than 450 Nokia patents; Everything Everywhere responds to revised Ofcom proposals

Angry Shoppers Attack Apple Store
AsiaBlog | 1/13/2012

6:35 AM Beijing store pelted with eggs as shoppers denied the iPhone 4S

Verizon: There's No Stopping Our LTE
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2012

Verizon's director of technology talks about LTE spectrum, smartphone strategy and the creation of a 4G ecosystem

T-Mobile's Fighting Spirit
Jonestown | 1/12/2012

T-Mobile USA CEO Philipp Humm says the mobile operator is in fighting form and ready to take on the market again

Bright House Lights Up Wi-Fi in Florida
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/12/2012

MSO's deployment of 2,000 hot spots in Florida comes as the industry starts to develop a Wi-Fi roaming architecture UPDATED 1/13 2:00 PM

CES 2012: Photos From the Show
Slide Shows | 1/12/2012

Our walk around the Las Vegas mega-show yields some colorful characters, shiny gadgets and visual stimulation

Barcelona's New Battleground
EuroBlog | 1/12/2012

12:35 PM Expect more customer experience management action at this year's MWC

Mobile Video's Time Is Now
Kaps Korner | 1/12/2012

10:30 AM Mobile video isn't the next big thing; it's the big thing that's happening right here, right now

Microsoft Puts Pay-TV Plan on Pause
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/12/2012

Also: FCC commissioner questions Comcast's AWS intentions; TWC eyes Panasonic TVs; CableOne tests EchoStar; Amazon gives Ultraviolet some cred

Openwave Puts Products Up for Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2012

Mobile messaging and management specialist to seek buyers for its product lines and focus on its patent portfolio

Is There More to Juniper's Earnings Miss?
News Analysis | 1/12/2012

Most analysts reacted breezily to Juniper's earnings warning, but one believes there's a systemic market shift worth looking at

CES 2012: Verizon Injects Healthcare with LTE
LRTV Documentaries | 1/12/2012

Verizon's partners show off how LTE is helping transform the healthcare industry, from the hospital to the ambulance to the patient's home

SAP's CIO: Embracing Mobile Device Chaos
LRTV Interviews | 1/12/2012

SAP's Oliver Bussmann says CIOs need to consider how they can provide apps and management platforms that allow employees to work on whatever device works best for them

Euronews: Ericsson Seals Telcordia Deal
News Analysis | 1/12/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: SPIT vendor now in Swedish hands; Ofcom has an LTE rethink; Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica share fiber network

LTE Operators Add Smartphones to Marketing Mix
Que Sera Sarah | 1/11/2012

LTE smartphones are becoming more diverse and less expensive, giving the wireless operators more fodder for their 4G marketing messages

CES 2012 Photos: Dan's Tour
Slide Shows | 1/11/2012

Light Reading Mobile goes in search of tablets at the massive consumer bash in Sin City

Carriers Want 100G Everywhere
News Analysis | 1/11/2012

An Infonetics survey suggests the optical 40G craze will be short-lived, as expected

T-Mobile Could Get the Next iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/11/2012

T-Mobile could support the next iPhone, as the carrier plots to be the comeback kid in 2012

NFC to Come Standard in Sprint LTE Phones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/11/2012

Sprint is betting big on NFC through its partnership with Google and promises to include the tech in all but its lowest-end LTE smartphones

FiOS: Look, Ma, No Set-Top!
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2012

In a first step toward losing the set-top, Verizon will start streaming live TV and VoD directly to LG TVs and Blu-ray players

TiVo Eyes Live TV to Tablets
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2012

Also: DirecTV connects with Samsung's brainy TVs; TWC lights up HBO GO; Showtime launches iPad app; SeaChange softens up Humax's tru2way box

Nokia Illuminates Its Flagship Windows Phone
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2012

Nokia's VP of product marketing explains why its first Lumia Windows Phone LTE device is a cut above all the Androids on the market and how AT&T is going to help them prove it

SK Heralds 100Mbit/s Het Net
Wireless Bits | 1/11/2012

Hold on to your hats as the Het Net gets even hotter

MetroPCS Broadcasts Mobile TV to Android
LRTV Interviews | 1/11/2012

MetroPCS shows off its new mobile digital TV service, developed with Mobile Content Venture, to bring live, local TV broadcasts to the mobile masses

HP's Envy 14 Spectre: The Ultimate Ultrabook?
LRTV Documentaries | 1/11/2012

HP promises no dongles and no compromises with its latest ultrabook – a souped-up, ultra-thin laptop that looks amazingly like a MacBook Pro

ViewSonic's Tablet Tidal Wave
LRTV Documentaries | 1/11/2012

ViewSonic debuts three new tablets -- one Windows, two Android -- to take advantage of the consumer obsession with inexpensive, Wi-Fi-connected devices

Euronews: Virgin's Big Fat Broadband Boost
News Analysis | 1/11/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Virgin plans to double downlink speeds for 4 million UK households; Everything Everywhere spectrum sale news

TA Gains Integration Smarts From M2M Unit
News Analysis | 1/11/2012

Formation of M2M unit creates a template for bringing networks and IT teams together at Telekom Austria

EPON-Over-Coax Starts Its Standards Journey
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2012

Cable MSOs might never have to pull fiber all the way to the home if a wannabe IEEE standard can bring PON speeds to HFC

AT&T's Dev Con: The Takeaways
The Philter | 1/10/2012

8:00 PM New devices, new network demands, developer unity and the great big iOS in the room

India's Shock Numbers
AsiaBlog | 1/10/2012

2:45 PM Has India's mobile sector imploded? No ...

AT&T: The CES Cloud Question
Jonestown | 1/10/2012

2:25 PM Mobile cloud strategies are all well and good, but where is the big spending and infrastructure heavy-lifting to back them up?

Comcast Beams Live TV to the iPad
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/10/2012

The Moto Xoom is on deck as the MSO launches AnyPlay in two markets, allowing customers to stream their full TV lineup to the Apple tablet

BridgeWave Nabs $10.3M for 4G Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2012

Millimeter-wave backhaul vendor says new funds will support LTE network deployments this year

Comcast Takes New Tech Partners Home
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/10/2012

Also: Olympics are going 3-D; new cord-cutting stats; Dish tees up free TV Everywhere promo; MSOs join Google's TV ad brigade

Huawei Builds Its Design Identity
LRTV Interviews | 1/10/2012

Huawei Chief Design Director Hagen Fendler explains the design philosophy behind the Ascend, its first flagship smartphone, and why it will appeal to North American consumers

Euronews: Sky Does 100G With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 1/10/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: BSkyB bolsters its backbone, big-style; Deutsche Telecom gets a GroupOn; Iliad enters French mobile fray

Iliad Disrupts the French Mobile Scene
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2012

The French mobile market just got a lot more interesting now that Iliad has launched its low-cost services

Cisco's Videoscape Stresses Cloud Control
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/10/2012

Enhancements to the Videoscape architecture give the network more control over video formats, which of course is the way Cisco likes it

VMware: Making the Work Phone Personal
LRTV Documentaries | 1/10/2012

LG and VMware show how personal and work operating systems and applications can co-exist on the same device

Photos: AT&T Developers Conference 2012
Slide Shows | 1/10/2012

Big execs, big promises and big ideas were captured by our cameras at the 2012 AT&T Developers Conference

Nokia's Third Ecosystem Starts With AT&T
LRTV Documentaries | 1/10/2012

LR Mobile attends the CES unveiling of the Nokia Lumia 900, the first LTE Windows Phone for AT&T, and gets real about its prospects in the US

Nokia Counts on AT&T for a US Comeback
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2012

Nokia is ready to take back the U.S., and it's leaning on AT&T to lead the way to making Windows Phone the third ecosystem here

Sprint Unveils First 3 LTE Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2012

Users will be able to mess with them in parts of Texas by the middle of the year

AT&T Promises Superfast 'Blended 4G'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2012

Verizon has the bigger LTE network, but AT&T is fighting back with 4G-like promises for HSPA+ and a clutch of upcoming LTE devices

Dish Relaunches Itself With Hopper
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/9/2012

If supercharged HD-DVRs can't bring subscribers back, maybe a baby kangaroo will win them over

Juniper's Q4 Got Even Worse
News Analysis | 1/9/2012

It's becoming clear that carrier Q4 spending wasn't what it was cracked up to be

Huawei Gets a Grip on Smartphone Design
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2012

The flagship HSPA+ Ascend is the best-feeling smartphone, Huawei says, and an LTE version for the US may be on the way

Where to Watch the BCS at CES
Kaps Korner | 1/9/2012

12:30 PM Here's what you need to know if you have a mobile device or a connected laptop

Comcast's Skype TV Offer Inches Nearer
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/9/2012

Also: Dish updates its iPad app; Pace taps new Americas chief; TW Cable goes with iControl; SeaChange boxes up hybrid set-top software

100G Components Step Up to the Mark
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/9/2012

Survey responses clearly show that 100G interfaces will play a major role in future networking systems

More Pain, No Gain for Europe's Telcos
News Analysis | 1/9/2012

ETNO report suggests that operators are spending more on their networks but generating less revenue

Consumer Gadget Overload
Que Sera Sarah | 1/9/2012

The ultrabook is like a thinner PC, but bigger than a tablet, which is more capable than a phablet, which isn't quite a smartphone – got it?

Huawei Edged Out of Euro LTE Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2012

Huawei may have supplied Telekom Austria with its trial LTE network, but Ericsson and NSN are providing the gear for the commercial network

EdgeCast Eyes CDN Federation
News Analysis | 1/9/2012

With talk of CDN federation on the rise, EdgeCast wants to make sure its name isn't left out

Honorable Mentions: Jan. 9
Matt's Mentions | 1/9/2012

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Euronews: Huawei Tops LTE Chart in 2011
News Analysis | 1/9/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese vendor rules the Euro roost in LTE; Netflix hits UK and Ireland; Euro telcos spend more; Vodafone makes friends

CES: It's Still About 4G LTE for Me
Jonestown | 1/9/2012

5:15 AM 4G is still about delivering a national footprint and killer devices in 2012

CES 2012: It's Time for That Third Ecosystem, Microsoft
Que Sera Sarah | 1/9/2012

5:00 AM Wireless operators are eager for a third ecosystem, and Microsoft stands the best chance of building it for them

AT&T Developers Summit: What to Expect
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2012

Nokia's first LTE Windows Phone device and others, more 4G clues and M2M action

Moto Mobility Had a Blue Christmas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2012

The company says Q4 earnings will be a letdown, partly because of legal fees

Comcast Starts to Kiss Analog TV Goodbye
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/6/2012

Its last analog channels are being sacrificed to free up spectrum for new services, such as Xcalibur

Kit Digital Pays $27M for Sezmi's Leftovers
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/6/2012

Kit Digital snaps up the assets of Sezmi, a startup that had grand plans to disrupt the cable TV market with a no-frills alternative

New Year, New 4G: At a Glance
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2012

Get a visual on the new AT&T 4G launches and the first announced LTE markets from Sprint, as US Cellular preps its first next-gen devices

OS Watch: Nokia & Microsoft Headed to the Altar?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2012

Also: Nokia acquires a feature phone OS; Samsung soars in Q4, while HTC flounders; LR Mobile counts down to CES

Google TV 2.0 Tees Up CE Partners
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/6/2012

Also: Charter takes more TV everywhere; Netflix clashes with HBO over DVDs; Dish is hip to 'Hopper' DVR; Ubee's CEO to retire

iPhone 4S Has a Big Appetite
Wireless Bits | 1/6/2012

9:25 AM A smartphone usage study finds that extreme data users are exposed, identifying the iPhone 4S as the data-hungriest device of the lot

New Telecom Reports for the New Year
Research Rewind | 1/6/2012

This week: Ushering in the new year with more than a dozen research reports on everything from LTE to fixed-mobile substitution

Euronews: MSFT Linked to Telefonica IPTV Deal
News Analysis | 1/6/2012

A reported shift in IPTV platform strategy at Telefonica tops today's EMEA news queue

Arris Exec to Become BlackArrow's CTO
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/6/2012

Joe Matarese, a top mind in VoD and advanced ad technologies, is heading to the Comcast-backed startup

Sprint's First 10 LTE Markets Coming by Mid-Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2012

Sprint has promised to turn on its first four Network Vision markets by mid-year, including in Atlanta, Houston, Dallas and San Antonio

Comcast 'Completes' Docsis 3.0 Rollout
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/5/2012

A top exec says the MSO's initial D3 deployment is done, setting up the migration to IP video

Leap Preps for Session-Based Pricing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2012

With 60% of its sales now going to smartphones, Leap is planning to add session-based pricing to increase the value of its tiered data plans

AT&T Turns Up 11 More LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2012

Operator covered 74 million PoPs with LTE at the end of 2011 with 11 new markets launched, including congested areas such as San Francisco and NYC

Verizon iPhone Sales Surge in Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2012

But stock jockeys eye the short-term hit rather than the long-term growth that the numbers hint at

Netflix Stock Soars on Stats & Speculation
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/5/2012

Also: TW Cable tests HBO GO, with a catch; Moto trots out CES demos; exec change at Liberty Global; HDTVs are firmly in the mainstream

Mindspeed Snaps Up Picochip for $51.8M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2012

The mobile chipset is still hot at the beginning of 2012 as Mindspeed plans to acquire femto chip specialist Picochip for $51.8M

SCTE's 2012 Priorities
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 1/5/2012

President and CEO Mark Dzuban outlines the Society's lengthy 'to do' list for the year ahead

CES 2012: The Ultra Tablet Show
Que Sera Sarah | 1/5/2012

8:00 AM Bet on tablets, not tables, in Vegas this year

Intellectual Property Boom
EuroBlog | 1/5/2012

7:35 AM Expect more legal action around patent misuse

Euronews: Has Nokia Nabbed a New Chairman?
News Analysis | 1/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia board plumps for another Finn; Spanish regulator probes mobile big three; KPN government contract canned

Comcast Scores Disney Distribution
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/4/2012

The long-term deal includes TV Everywhere, so Comcast gets the Mouse in and out of the house

Cisco Finally Drops ūmi
Craig's A-List | 1/4/2012

3:30 PM If the beloved Flip had to go, then the less-beloved ūmi wasn't going to be long for this world

CEM Set for Center Stage
News Analysis | 1/4/2012

2012 is gearing up to be a major year for customer experience management developments

NDS Eyes an IPO
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/4/2012

Also: Roku tees up HDMI-connected Streaming Stick; Netflix sets original series debut; Verizon drops media server hints; cable execs on the move

MetroPCS Kicks Off Mobile DTV in the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/4/2012

Regional carrier will be the first to offer live, local TV though a Samsung phone with a baked-in TV tuner

Entropic Takes $55M Stab at Trident
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/4/2012

Entropic looks to amp up the competition with Broadcom and Intel as it puts in a 'stalking horse' bid for the set-top assets of troubled Trident

Marvell Snaps Up Xelerated
News Analysis | 1/4/2012

2012 starts with a 100G chip acquisition

Broadcom Video Gateway SoC Gets 'SlingLoaded'
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/4/2012

Deal with EchoStar could make it easier for Cisco, Moto and other Broadcom chip customers to integrate Sling Media's TV place-shifting tech

Euronews: AlcaLu Lands New LTE Deal
News Analysis | 1/4/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu wins Saudi deal; China Telecom strikes MVNO deal with UK operator; TalkTalk gets its mobile man

AT&T to Pay TiVo $215M-Plus to Settle DVR Fight
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/3/2012

The companies won't go to war as AT&T agrees to pay millions to license TiVo's DVR technology. Is Verizon next?

Can LightSquared Hit Its New Deadline?
Jonestown | 1/3/2012

3:40 PM Sprint has given LightSquared an extra 30 days to get FCC approval for its LTE network, which still seems like a hard deadline to hit

Netflix's Customer Satisfaction Dips
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/3/2012

Also: NY Times frets about Verizon Wireless-cable deals; new Charter CEO could cash in; Versus becomes the NBC Sports Network

Sprint Gives LightSquared 30-Day Extension
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2012

Media reports indicate that Sprint has given LightSquared another 30 days to get permission for its terrestrial LTE network from the FCC

KT Unveils LTE Timetable
News Analysis | 1/3/2012

South Korean incumbent is turning off its 2G services as it rolls out LTE

Euronews: AlcaLu Rules Out NSN-Style Cuts
News Analysis | 1/3/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Ben Verwaayen stays positive; T-Mobile Hungary launches LTE; KPN's CFO quits; Telefónica tests 400G

Carriers Boost Transpacific Links
News Analysis | 1/3/2012

The subsea cable sector in Asia/Pacific is heating up and there's talk of a new transpacific cable to link China with the US

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