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ActiveVideo's Year of Reckoning
The Bauminator | 10/30/2009

5:10 PM Company expects its interactive TV platform in 20 million homes by the end of 2010, double where it is now

CableLabs Opens 'TV Everywhere' Info Spigot
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/30/2009

An RFI seeking out a common technical framework for online video could evolve into a formal specifications effort by Q2 2010

Q&A: RCN Metro Optical Networks
Ethernet Exposed | 10/30/2009

2:45 PM We discuss the Ethernet business services market with Phil Alvarez, President of RCN Metro, and Maura Mahoney, VP of Sales & Marketing

Juniper Looks Inward for Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2009

The new MX 3D platform and a 'universal edge' can be quickly primed for mobile packet-core work, the company thinks

Arris Crafting Its Own Video Sling
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/30/2009

Video place-shifting is just one 'TV Everywhere'-like feature that could grace a multimedia cable gateway that Arris is cooking up for MSOs

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 10/30/2009

11:05 AM Clearwire Q3 subscriber adds count – how low will it go?

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein: Why Cable Wants IPTV
LRTV Interviews | 10/30/2009

Migrating video services to the IP domain was the dominant theme at this year's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver. Cox Communications Inc.'s director of network architecture explains why the idea has risen on operator agendas and offers an idea of how many channels might have to be set aside to bridge cable's video lineup to the IP world

Ethernet Awards Finalists Highlight Backhaul
News Analysis | 10/30/2009

The access category of Heavy Reading's Ethernet Expo awards is all about new backhaul-minded boxes

Verizon's New Security Offer Covers Your Apps
News Analysis | 10/30/2009

A new Verizon Business services lets enterprises continuously check Web-based apps for security vulnerability

Photos: Juniper HQ
Craig's A-List | 10/29/2009

4:35 PM From the outside, it's all black and white

S-CDMA Gets a Sponsor
The Bauminator | 10/29/2009

1:25 PM Cox and Moto are conducting a 90-day field test of the upstream-boosting technology on an 'ugly node'

Spradley: Nokia Siemens Will Be an LTE Leader
News Analysis | 10/29/2009

And she means in North America, too. Seriously

Huawei Breaks US Set-Top Seal
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/29/2009

Sources say Huawei has digital terminal adapters (DTAs) in the door at Suddenlink and Mediacom, with bigger ambitions in mind

Juniper Takes Over the Network
News Analysis | 10/29/2009

Or at least tries to, with an ambitious flurry of products aimed at a 'new network' blending enterprise and service provider needs

The New Juniper
Craig's A-List | 10/29/2009

10:45 AM New logo for the new network

Green Light for India's 3G Auction
AsiaBlog | 10/29/2009

10:15 AM Auction set for January next year

Cisco Webs Up Its UI
The Bauminator | 10/29/2009

9:55 AM Meet 'Blue'

Anti-Stimulus Money
Craig's A-List | 10/28/2009

6:35 PM Another Recovery Act delay isn't all that surprising

Comcast Forges 'Excalibur' for IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/28/2009

Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony!

Rogers Seeks Tru2way Alternative
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/28/2009

Tru2way could fall off the table as Canadian MSO starts to vet out a more Web-like, IP-capable interactive platform of the future

SCTE Expo: MSOs Prep IPTV Push
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/28/2009

MSOs want IPTV, but they're still mulling how to get there without breaking the bank or abandoning their massive RF video investments

One Click to Google
Wireless Bits | 10/28/2009

3:00 PM Europe gets a taste of Google's mobile app from Orange

AlcaLu Routers Dress Down
News Analysis | 10/28/2009

After all that 100-Gig talk, AlcaLu moves its routers down-market to the T1/E1 world

Verizon's Droid Takes On AT&T's iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/28/2009

The battle of the smartphones heats up as Verizon officially launches Motorola's Android 2.0-based Droid

G.hn No Slam Dunk With Service Providers
News Analysis | 10/28/2009

Confusion still exists around global home networking standard that lacks compatibility with everything deployed today

ZTE Rides High on Chinese 3G
News Analysis | 10/28/2009

With market-defying revenue and profit growth, ZTE plans to step up its efforts in Europe and North America

3G Déjà Vu in France
EuroBlog | 10/28/2009

12:15 PM Iliad applies for fourth 3G license again

Get Ready for MWC 2010
Wireless Bits | 10/28/2009

9:15 AM Google's Eric Schmidt to headline Barcelona event

Craddock's Back
The Bauminator | 10/28/2009

8:35 AM Former Comcaster's retirement is short-lived as he takes on the CTO post at PCT International

Tele2 Goofs in Latvia
EuroBlog | 10/28/2009

7:50 AM Faked meteorite marketing stunt raises Latvian ire

TV Execs: Don't Be Distracted by 'TV Everywhere'
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2009

MSO and programming execs say cable must keep its eye on its core businesses as hype around 'TV Everywhere' continues to build

Then There Were Six
Wireless Bits | 10/27/2009

6:00 PM The ITU has six candidates for 4G, but only two are contenders

Juniper's Wireless Worry
News Analysis | 10/27/2009

A deal with Dell keeps Juniper on a roll in the enterprise, but now analysts are worried about its carrier prospects

The Ultimate Cable Modem
The Bauminator | 10/27/2009

5:40 PM 32 bonded channels, 1.2 Gbit/s downstream bursts? Sure, why not?

Twisted About Twitter
The Philter | 10/27/2009

3:55 PM It's odd that some companies place so much importance on Twitter posts

Vendors Vie for LTE Limelight
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/27/2009

Wireless equipment vendors compete for LTE bragging rights as Nokia Siemens announced its latest LTE interoperability test

Comcast Web TV Trial: 10,000 Being Served
The Bauminator | 10/27/2009

2:00 PM MSO keeps adding subs to its 'On Demand Online' tech trial ahead of a national launch expected for later this year

Voice Over LTE's Future Cloudy
LR Mobile Column | 10/27/2009

Mobile operators must figure out how best to deliver legacy voice and texting services over LTE networks

Netflix Grabs Another Gaming Console
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2009

The company's 'Watch Instantly' streaming service will soon be available on Sony's PS3

Comcast Wired for Tru2way by Year's End
The Bauminator | 10/27/2009

9:05 AM Comcast to be tru2way-ready by the end of '09, but exec puts the platform's retail aspirations into question

Comcast Clicking With EBIF
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2009

Tru2way will factor in longer-term, but Comcast exec says more than 60% of MSO's plant is wired up with the simpler enhanced TV platform

Moto Boxes Up Low-End Versatility
The Bauminator | 10/27/2009

8:00 AM Do Moto's new HD boxes do QAM or IP? Yes

Comcast Thinks Big With ITV
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2009

MSO plans to scale up its interactive television platform to include 50 networks by the end of 2010

Hitachi Takes Nortel's LTE Packet Core
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2009

The pending $10M deal would take another chunk of wireless technology off of Nortel's hands

Supercomm 2009: Photo Recap
Slide Shows | 10/26/2009

A closer look at the Supercomm show reveals some tried-and-true booth gimmicks, some top telco talkers, and lots of wide open spaces

Verizon: No Capex 'Blip' for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2009

Verizon sticks to its capex guidance, stressing that its LTE project won't cause a spike in spending as the carrier reports Q3 results

Supercomm vs. BBWF
Craig's A-List | 10/26/2009

4:35 PM Save the date! For one or the other...

Hey, Cable Guys! Don't Ignore FTTH
The Cable Pipeline | 10/26/2009

2:10 PM MSOs must consider putting a fiber-to-the-premises plan higher on their immediate agendas... even if it might upset Wall Street

Discovery Exec: Free Web TV Is a Biz Kill
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2009

Don't expect the Hulu-ization of Discovery's stable of nets so long as the Web-centric service continues to rely on a free, ad-supported business model

Telus CTO Ibrahim Gedeon: Net Neutrality
LRTV Interviews | 10/26/2009

Ibrahim Gedeon, CTO of Telus, shares his nearly stream-of-consciousness view on network neutrality and makes a distinction between when a carrier should support a service end-to-end and when it should hand off that responsibility to another party

Ericsson's New Numbers Man
EuroBlog | 10/26/2009

11:45 AM Global Services exec appointed Ericsson's next CFO

WiMax Clear to Roam in Taiwan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2009

Clearwire demonstrates international WiMax roaming with two Taiwanese operators, moving the proto-4G technology toward maturity

Moto Hones Super-Dense CMTS Blade
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2009

Moto expects to start shipping a CMTS module that packs in 48 dedicated upstream ports and reduces per-port costs by 60% by mid-2010

Comcast COO: Nat'l Platform Key to Interactive Ads
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2009

Comcast's Steve Burke says the key to convincing advertisers to embrace interactive and targeted ads is to use a national platform

U-Verse Growth Is Slowing
TelcoTV Thoughts | 10/26/2009

7:00 AM Is the U-verse star started to fade?

Supercomm 2009: Party Central
Slide Shows | 10/23/2009

Even if companies didn't spring for fancy booths, they at least paid for beer

Supercomm: Chips Look Toward 40/100-Gig
News Analysis | 10/23/2009

The 'broadband' show included a lot of core-network talk from chip vendors

EchoStar: We're Cable's Answer
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2009

EchoStar will amp up its pitch to cable MSOs next week, claiming it can fulfill their vision for 'TV Everywhere'

Hitachi Preps P-OTS Box
News Analysis | 10/23/2009

Coming out of optical hibernation, Hitachi is readying a new packet-optical platform that targets North America. Oh, and it mentions 100-Gig, too

AsiaWatch: Indian Telcos Look to Africa
News Analysis | 10/23/2009

BSNL and MTNL are shortlisted to take a majority stake in Zamtel, plus other news from Asia/Pacific

OSS Action
EuroBlog | 10/23/2009

2:10 PM Mergers and money matters

Online Video Growth Stunted
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2009

Execs say rights issues and doubts about monetization are holding back online video

Supercomm: Ethernet Peering Gets Closer
News Analysis | 10/23/2009

The MEF is making progress on specifications that could ease the creation of Ethernet exchange points

Gridpoint Going Off-Grid?
Craig's A-List | 10/23/2009

11:05 AM PBB-TE loses another fan

Supercomm 2009: Day Three
The Philter | 10/23/2009

10:45 AM Don't be for or against net neutrality. Just plainly state the kind of world you want and think about the consequences

FCC: Spectrum Shortage Will Be a 'Crisis'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2009

Without more wireless spectrum, the US could become the 'Doug Flutie of mobile broadband,' the FCC's broadband chief warns

Supercomm 2009: Day Three
LRTV Soundbites | 10/23/2009

More US WiMax Launches Planned for '09
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2009

Clearwire, Sprint, and Comcast expect to introduce their mobile WiMax services in Philly, Chicago, and Seattle by year's end

Ericsson, Samsung Make LTE Connection
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2009

The vendors achieve LTE interoperability between infrastructure and device, but one industry analyst believes Ericsson has an additional agenda

Cox Business's Kristine Faulkner: Local Matters
LRTV Interviews | 10/23/2009

Cox Business is making its mark by moving small and mid-sized enterprises off traditional phone networks. And, as its VP of product development explains, the company is also seeing a change in the way businesses use video, a core cable service

Net Neutering: Telcos Threaten Pullback
News Analysis | 10/22/2009

Telco policy hawks say they will slow broadband investments if the government decides to force them to treat network traffic impartially

Supercomm 2009: Day Two
The Philter | 10/22/2009

4:00 PM The service providers want to measure network efficiency in a new way

Vodafone 3G Access Gateway Review
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/22/2009

Your intrepid correspondent tries out Vodafone's new 3G femtocell service

Broadband Everywhere
EuroBlog | 10/22/2009

3:30 PM Euro countries buy in to broadband-for-all plans

Mike Hatfield: The 'Why' Behind Cyan Optics
LRTV Interviews | 10/22/2009

Cyan Optics CEO explains what problem in the 'middle mile' of the carrier network led to a new class of equipment to deal with the increased capacity in the access network

FCC Sets Sail on Internet Rulemaking
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/22/2009

FCC OKs a draft set of rules aimed at preserving a 'free and open Internet,' but two Commissioners aren't entirely on board

CE Access Platform Market Booming
Ethernet Exposed | 10/22/2009

3:00 PM Heavy Reading’s newest 'Carrier Ethernet Access Platform Quarterly Market Tracker' indicates the CEAP market is hot

Nokia Fires Volley at Apple's iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2009

Finnish device maker claims the popular iPhone infringes 10 patents, allowing Apple to get a 'free ride on the back of Nokia's innovation'

Are Telcos Missing the Boat With Broadband Video?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 10/22/2009

2:20 PM Are telcos making the same kinds of mistakes newspapers have with the Internet?

Supercomm 2009: Day Two
LRTV Soundbites | 10/22/2009

Supercomm: US CTO Reaches Out to Telcos
News Analysis | 10/22/2009

We're looking for ideas, Aneesh Chopra tells the Supercomm audience – but not everyone's buying it

Core Blimey! Tellabs Buys WiChorus
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2009

Tellabs follows Cisco's lead and buys a wireless packet core specialist, paying $165 million in net cash for WiChorus

Juniper's New Look
Craig's A-List | 10/22/2009

11:00 AM When they break out a new logo, you know they're serious

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 10/22/2009

10:30 AM Comcast and Rogers near Web TV launches, Disney unlocks 'Keychest,' BigBand's new IPTV pals, and more...

Pressure Tells on Ericsson's Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2009

Swedish giant is feeling the pinch as network equipment sales dip significantly in Q3, and even Professional Services has its issues

Verizon's Mark Wegleitner, Part II
LRTV Interviews | 10/22/2009

In Part II of our interview, Verizon's SVP of Technology discusses how Verizon is integrating its core network and the challenges of software complexity when you're managing a big network

Supercomm: Hyperchip Returns, Gets Small
News Analysis | 10/22/2009

Yes, the core router vendor is still alive, and selling a dense router card that could give optical gear a P-OTS flavor

Ixia Splashes $44M on Agilent Unit
News Analysis | 10/22/2009

The acquisition of Agilent's N2X product line gives Ixia an apparent lead in the network test market

Supercomm: Virtual Gear
Craig's A-List | 10/22/2009

7:50 AM Why pack equipment racks?

Verizon's Mark Wegleitner, Part I
LRTV Interviews | 10/22/2009

In Part I of our interview, Verizon's SVP of Technology, Mark Wegleitner, discusses the changes in the transport network and how the wireless backhaul network will deal with the demands of 4G technology

Is Wideband's Upstream Ready to Go Mainstream?
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/21/2009

Arris exec predicts faster upstream speeds using Docsis 3.0 channel bonding could become 'commonplace' by 2011

Supercomm 2009: Opening Day
The Philter | 10/21/2009

6:00 PM The big telco industry show is definitely more focused and more content-aware, and that's a good thing

Supercomm 2009: Day One
LRTV Soundbites | 10/21/2009

AlcaLu Looking to Strike LTE Gold
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2009

Alcatel-Lucent claims early LTE momentum as the battle becomes fierce for trial selection and commercial deals

Ciena Narrows It Down
Craig's A-List | 10/21/2009

4:15 PM Conditions around the Nortel MEN sale get tweaked

Russia on the Rebound?
News Analysis | 10/21/2009

The Russian economy got hammered during the global downturn, but the telecom sector largely weathered the storm and is showing signs of growth

All-Digital, With Benefits
The Bauminator | 10/21/2009

11:45 AM RCN cleared of having to perform pricey 'proof of performance' tests after bidding adieu to analog

Hard Times at Yahoo
Monkey Bidness | 10/21/2009

10:50 AM But things are on the rise

Tele2 Eyes Russian Acquisitions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2009

Swedish operator outlines buy-to-grow strategy for the Russian mobile market as it reports third-quarter results

Juniper's Packet-Optical Spells M-P-L-S
News Analysis | 10/21/2009

The router vendor has an unusual take on packet-optical convergence that (here's a shock) doesn't focus on router bypass

Chip Firms Prepare for Home Networking Faceoff
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/21/2009

A co-op of Entropic and Intellon may strengthen ties between MoCA and HomePlug and lay the ground for a war with the G.hn standard

Huawei Shaking Off Cheap Tag
AsiaBlog | 10/21/2009

8:00 AM No longer seen as a cheap box maker, survey suggests

Mintera Nabs Nokia Siemens
News Analysis | 10/20/2009

It's one in the loss column for Opnext/StrataLight, as Mintera confirms it got picked by NSN for 40-Gig

Ad Group OKs Cox 'PowerBoost' Claims
The Bauminator | 10/20/2009

4:50 PM But recommends the MSO 'conspicuously disclose' some download limitations associated with the speed boosting technology

Adtran Beefs Up Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2009

Access vendor expands its backhaul offering as backhaul news starts to buzz at Supercomm

China: 1 Billion Lines Served
News Analysis | 10/20/2009

China's three major carriers reached the 1B threshold at the end of September, according to new data from the operators

Cablevision Shows Off Interactive Ads
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/20/2009

Cablevision to meet with 85 media buyers over the next three days to discuss the new ads

Telco TV: Looking Ahead
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/20/2009

Telco TV is gaining steam in the US, but significant challenges still remain for providers

FT Suspends Restructuring
EuroBlog | 10/20/2009

2:05 PM France Telecom reacts further to staff suicides

Cable's Canoe Seeks More Rowers
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/20/2009

MSO-backed venture could expand employee base by as much as 40% as it prepares to launch its first national interactive ad campaign

Spending Rebound in 2010?
EuroBlog | 10/20/2009

11:50 AM Another report suggests a better 2010 for spending

Ethernet Services Q&A: Reliance Globalcom
Ethernet Exposed | 10/20/2009

11:10 AM We discuss the topic of Ethernet business services with Craig Waldrop, Reliance Globalcom’s senior product manager for the network services portfolio

ECI Ups Its Services Game
News Analysis | 10/20/2009

Israeli vendor broadens its professional services offerings, with Vodafone Essar as a reference account, and builds an OSS portfolio

iPhone Sales Soar
Wireless Bits | 10/20/2009

8:05 AM Apple's stellar results are a stark contrast to Nokia's

Supercomm Lifts the Broadband Curtain
News Analysis | 10/20/2009

Broadband debate and Recovery Act talk might dominate the three days of Supercomm, but optical networking will also have its say

Sprint Keeps iDEN Assets
Wireless Bits | 10/19/2009

5:25 PM Sprint avoids iDEN divestiture with acquisition of iPCS

Infinera Makes Its Metro Move
News Analysis | 10/19/2009

The ATN fills the metro gap analysts have been complaining about, but without Infinera's vaunted PIC, it lacks fireworks

Hedge Fund Hanky-Panky
Craig's A-List | 10/19/2009

4:05 PM Clearwire and Akamai played unwitting roles in the latest Valley scandal

AsiaWatch: Reliance Hits Back
News Analysis | 10/19/2009

Reliance breaks out the thesaurus to hit back at claims it's been obfuscating its emoluments

Playing Politics
The Bauminator | 10/19/2009

11:35 AM A group of Internet big guns come out in support of FCC Chair's proposal to codify net neutrality rules

Cedar Point Softens Up, Tries On IMS
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/19/2009

Vendor looks to regain its cable mojo and rejuvenate growth prospects by targeting IMS and PacketCable 2.0

AlcaLu, SK Telecom Team Up
AsiaBlog | 10/18/2009

2:00 PM New partnership to focus on 'post-4G' technology

Smartphones Boost Google Mobile Search
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2009

Google reports that mobile search revenues are up 30% quarter-on-quarter

Supercomm Trend Watch
Craig's A-List | 10/16/2009

4:30 PM Reading the tea leaves before drinking the tea

Microtune Notes 10% Layoff
The Bauminator | 10/16/2009

4:10 PM Some top execs will feel the pinch too, in the form of a 5% salary cut

Nortel's MEN Auction Set for Nov. 13
News Analysis | 10/16/2009

The bid is in; the courts have approved. Get ready to rumble

Telcordia: Still a $700M+ Player
News Analysis | 10/16/2009

OSS giant Telcordia has updated on its business, claiming it's on a revenues growth curve as demand for new business lines ramps

LR Top Picks Update
The Philter | 10/16/2009

12:10 PM Time to bombard the message boards...

Charter: Please Continue Hold for a Bankruptcy Exit
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/16/2009

Bench ruling should clear the way for MSO to emerge from Chapter 11 within the next several weeks

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 10/16/2009

9:45 AM Open Range, sorta open for business

Ethernet News: The Urge to Converge
News Analysis | 10/16/2009

Hatteras and Fujitsu talk about combining Ethernet access types, while Extreme brings out a new box and Force10 goes rural

Rdio Dze
EuroBlog | 10/16/2009

9:15 AM Skype founders turn their attention to online music, funding startup rdio

Cable's Canoe Heads for Scalable Waters
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2009

Canoe has not set a date for the maiden voyage of its interactive ad campaign, but says the scalable platform it will run on will be ready by year's end

Shaw Maxing Out on 100-Meg
The Bauminator | 10/15/2009

3:55 PM Canadian MSO deploys 'Nitro' in three more cities, delivering the Docsis 3.0 tier to a total of 3.6M homes

Cox Shuts Down Net Congestion Tests
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2009

MSO's still analyzing data on ten-month pilot in Arkansas and Kansas, but expects to share results when it comments on the FCC's proposed network neutrality rules

Not So Fast, Cisco
Craig's A-List | 10/15/2009

2:25 PM Tandberg for a measly $3B? Think again

AT&T's Centennial Purchase Approved
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/15/2009

The Justice Department gave the OK to the $944M deal

10 Reasons to Attend Supercomm
The Philter | 10/15/2009

1:45 PM Well, three reasons. But they're served under a variety of sauces, so you probably can't tell the difference

Charter's Chapter 11 Adds a Page
The Bauminator | 10/15/2009

11:05 AM MSO could get out of the woods by mid-December if latest restructuring deal passes muster

Mobile App Profile: Trapster
UNTV Interviews | 10/15/2009

Trapster CEO Pete Tenereillo describes his company's extremely popular mobile app and offers some commentary on developing technology that runs on many platforms and devices

No Sign of Recovery for Nokia Siemens
News Analysis | 10/15/2009

The market's not shrinking as much as NSN previously thought, but the vendor is seeing its market share slide away as it reports Q3

Light Reading Video Poll: Do You Tweet?
LRTV Documentaries | 10/15/2009

Leading up to Supercomm, the BIG broadband show, here's a quick reality check on Twitter, one of the world's most popular social networking applications... Well, popular, but not as widely used as you might think

CableWatch: TV Everywhere's Ad Scramble
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/14/2009

Programmers to determine Web TV ad placements, and Comcast could be inching closer to NBCU

OpVista: Not Dead Yet
Craig's A-List | 10/14/2009

1:40 PM Call it Mellow Vello

Telekom Austria Eyes Mobile Capex Cuts
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2009

Telekom Austria's focus on protecting its cash position to lead to capex cuts across its mobile operations in Central Europe

AT&T Intros a Dell (But Not a Dell Phone)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2009

No Dell cellphone yet for AT&T

TWC Revs Up 'Road Runner Mobile' in North Carolina
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/14/2009

MSO to debut WiMax services in three NC markets on Dec. 1, with plans in place to offer it in Dallas by year's end and in parts of Hawaii by 'early' 2010

Cable's Slippery Slope
The Cable Pipeline | 10/14/2009

11:35 AM Study says cable's video base will continue to erode over the next decade thanks in part to a growing 'over-the-top' competition

OSS 2.0: Carriers Need to Walk the Walk
News Analysis | 10/14/2009

There's a lot of lip service given to Telco 2.0 strategies, but operators need to back up their talk with action, says analyst

T-Mobile Slow to the 3G Mark
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2009

After a relatively late start, the wireless carrier is looking to participate in the booming market for 3G mobile data

OSS 2.0: Telcos Need to Expose Themselves
News Analysis | 10/14/2009

Telcos need to adapt their operational and billing systems to play a bigger role in Web 2.0 services

Carriers: Be Brave, or Die
EuroBlog | 10/14/2009

8:15 AM Operators need to be more courageous with their service creation strategies, says TMF president

Photos: ITU Telecom World, Part II
Slide Shows | 10/13/2009

More pictures from Geneva, where Asia/Pacific players dominated the show floor and teddy bears pointed to the technological future

FCC's Net Neutrality Plan Faces New Attack
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2009

Eighteen Republican senators urge the FCC's chairman to delay a plan to craft a net neutrality policy, claiming it could stymie private investment

Cisco/Starent Deal Hurts Juniper
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2009

The opportunity to nab an AT&T deal might have helped convince Cisco to spend $2.9 billion on Starent

Insight Nudges Speed Needle
The Bauminator | 10/13/2009

12:45 PM MSO's debuting a 30-meg tier by year's end, likely pushing a Docsis 3.0 launch into sometime next year

Cisco to Buy Starent for $2.9B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2009

Cisco opens its wallet again to buy mobile packet core specialist Starent, a move that gives Cisco a solid foot in the LTE door

Mike Z Wants $12M
EuroBlog | 10/13/2009

9:45 AM Former CEO Mike Zafirovski claims $12 million from Nortel

Mobilkom Thinks Small on Femtos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2009

Austrian operator is looking for femto suppliers for a 2010 commercial launch but says the opportunity is limited

Let 'em Eat Cake!
Wireless Bits | 10/13/2009

9:10 AM A day with Telekom Austria is a gastronomic treat

Comcast Gets Dynamic With VoD Ads
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2009

Although small in scope, Comcast's dynamic ad insertion deployment in Jacksonville is an indicator there are bigger things to come

Changed Insight
The Bauminator | 10/12/2009

3:25 PM MSO CEO says more HD, VoD, and DVR enhancements are among latest enhancements gracing 'Digital 5.0' initiative

Photos: ITU Telecom World, Part I
Slide Shows | 10/12/2009

Light Reading went to ITU Telecom World in Geneva. But did anyone else go? Find out...

Big Telco Is Watching You
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2009

A new study indicates that service providers need to watch themselves when watching consumers

Analyst Says Camiant Turned Down Juniper & Starent
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/12/2009

With a sizable customer base and wireless growth prospects still ahead, the policy management firm is apparently happy to go it alone

GetJar: Can One App Store Please Everyone?
UNTV Interviews | 10/12/2009

Patrick Mork, VP of Marketing for GetJar, explains how he sees opportunity in trying to be one thing – an app store – to all mobile devices. Consumers like the idea, but does the business make sense? And how are carriers reacting to a store that does what they can't?

BT Ups Its FTTP Target
News Analysis | 10/12/2009

Users and vendors set to benefit as BT ramps its FTTP target from 1 million homes and businesses to 2.5 million

Action on the Home Front
EuroBlog | 10/12/2009

9:40 AM M&A speculation follows home networking standards result for the ITU

Femtos Prep Plugfest
Wireless Bits | 10/12/2009

9:15 AM Little base stations start interoperability testing

Analyst: Google Mobile Search to Top $500M by 2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2009

Sometimes it's easy to forget that Google isn't doing the Android royalty-free open mobile OS out of the goodness of its heart

Cable-Tec Expo '09: The Hot List
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/12/2009

Cable IPTV, wireless connections, ITV, taking Docsis 3.0 upstream, and hanging with Huawei... here's our list of hot topics and to-dos for the big show in Denver

Supercomm Faces the Music
News Analysis | 10/12/2009

It's crunch time for what used to be the industry show, as Supercomm tries on its new identity as a broadband conference

CTIA Talks Business, Startups & Symbian
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2009

Day 3: A mobile startup showdown; also attendance, enterprise, and open platforms

FCC Seeks Google's Voice
News Analysis | 10/9/2009

Google has until October 28 to answer a bunch of questions the FCC has about Google Voice

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 10/9/2009

3:50 PM Does the FCC love itself some WiMax?

Verizon's Tony Lewis Defines an Open Network
LRTV Interviews | 10/9/2009

Verizon's VP of Open Development, Anthony A. Lewis, says his company has changed the way it allows devices and applications to use its network. And they really are open now. No, really. In fact, he says he hasn't turned down a single device yet

AsiaWatch: M&A, FTTx, 3G & SDPs
News Analysis | 10/9/2009

Carriers are opening their acquisition war chests and looking to expand overseas, plus other news from Asia/Pacific

Measuring Openness
The Philter | 10/9/2009

1:00 PM Should we take Verizon's word for it? Are they really going to be as open as they say?

Telephony's Carol Wilson to Join Light Reading
News Analysis | 10/9/2009

No, we're not making this up

TI's Chips Come With a Crunch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2009

TI's OMAP processors are enabling smartphones to eat up bandwidth-hungry 3G services

TEF Goes Nuts for Brazil
EuroBlog | 10/9/2009

9:45 AM Telefónica's Latin American strategy is set to feature prominently during today's investor conference

A Slow Year for Peace
Monkey Bidness | 10/9/2009

7:40 AM Obama wins Peace Prize for not being Bush

Verizon to Have 3 Android Devices by Early 2010
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2009

Verizon should have three Android devices for sale by early 2010, with one set to go through the operator's Open Development program

Comcast Beefs Up PC Security
The Bauminator | 10/8/2009

6:00 PM And begins testing in-browser banner alerts using a system based on open-source software (Sorry, PerfTech and FrontPorch)

Intel Wants In on Set-Top Waiver Action
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2009

Intel wants the FCC to allow the use of set-tops that can ship protected video around the house using IP digital outputs

Netgear's Big in Japan
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2009

Netgear's Docsis 3.0 modem strategy gets a boost by way of Japan's largest cable MSO and its speedy 160 Mbit/s downstream tier

CTIA: Qualcomm Bosses Think Small for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2009

Qualcomm father and son say distributed networks, not additional spectrum, will boost future network capcity

AT&T CTO: We Know What's Best for You
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2009

AT&T CTO admits his network's challenges but says his operation understands 'the wireless data customers better than any other'

CTIA: Send Us Your Pics
The Philter | 10/8/2009

10:45 AM Publish your camera phone pics from CTIA right on our site all day today and tomorrow

Interview With Michael Hirsch, FLO TV's Director of Product Management
LRTV Interviews | 10/8/2009

A robust product needs a robust network, and that's just the thing FLO TV, the Qualcomm company, has built, with mobile television in mind. In this interview we get a closeup look at the first FLO TV device and find out what's so special about the network supporting it

How Open Is Too Open?
Jonestown | 10/8/2009

9:00 AM The answer probably depends on whether you are a consumer, carrier, or vendor

ITU Day 3: CTOs, Innovation & IMS
News Analysis | 10/8/2009

Some connected thinking and surprise outcomes in Geneva as carrier and vendor CTOs convene

Nokia: What a Twist!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2009

Finnish phone giant shows off netbook and other gadgets at CTIA

The Future of OSS
EuroBlog | 10/8/2009

8:00 AM What can software vendors really do for telecom operators?

Sprint's Android Moment
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2009

Sprint unveils its first Android phone, Verizon soon to follow with more early 3G CDMA models

ITU: Mugabe Hits ITU Show Floor
EuroBlog | 10/8/2009

7:20 AM Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe provided something of a spectacle with a show floor tour

Ciena/Nortel: Oh Yes, There's Overlap
News Analysis | 10/7/2009

It's true that much of Nortel's optical business is 'complementary' to Ciena's, but there's one glaring zone where they overlap

AT&T: Don't Burden Us With New Regs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2009

AT&T's de la Vega says industry will work with FCC on wireless but cautions against too much regulation

FCC Chairman at CTIA
LRTV Soundbites | 10/7/2009

Smith: Why Ciena Wants to Reign Over MEN
News Analysis | 10/7/2009

CEO Gary Smith insists an acquisition of Nortel's optical assets would be a boost for Ciena and – at the original price – won't break the bank

Clearwire Can't Stray From WiMax 'Til 2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2009

Clearwire is committed to WiMax until late 2011 under an agreement with Intel, according to a recent SEC filing

Comcast Snares a CLEC
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/7/2009

Purchase of Cimco Communications jumpstarts Comcast's move into the mid-level business services market

thePlatform Takes On Tremor
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/7/2009

Tremor's Acudeo platform will now be available for publishers on thePlatform's video management system

FCC at CTIA: 'Spectrum Is Oxygen'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2009

In the opening CTIA keynote, new FCC head Julius Genachowski says that spectrum is key to the mobile future in the US

CTIA Bits: Big Fun in San Diego
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2009

Day 1 brings a personal TV from FLO, an international Kindle from Amazon and AT&T, and a beefed up V CAST lineup

WiMax vs. LTE: The Rematch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2009

This time it's personal: WiMax and LTE are going toe-to-toe yet again in the battle to be the 'real' 4G standard

ITU: Ciena Bids $521M for Nortel's MEN
News Analysis | 10/7/2009

Bidding war starts as Ciena settles on price for Nortel's optical assets, but analyst thinks Ciena will be outbid by one of its rivals

Top Picks Services Update
Wireless Bits | 10/7/2009

7:00 AM Less than 10 days left to defend your consumer service and tell us why you think it should be our Top Pick

ITU: Huawei Predicts WiMax Boom
News Analysis | 10/7/2009

Huawei expects its WiMax sales to go through the roof as it predicts 100 percent growth for 2010 to $1 billion

ITU Day 2: WiMax Brings It
News Analysis | 10/6/2009

The second day of the ITU Telecom show saw a swath of WiMax news from Africa, West and East Europe, and Asia/Pacific

AT&T Takes Lock off iPhone 3G VoIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2009

AT&T removes VoIP bone of contention

Second Life Chat
Craig's A-List | 10/6/2009

4:45 PM Ah, distant memories of 2007

Fiber Optics Pioneer Wins Nobel Prize
News Analysis | 10/6/2009

Without Charles Kao's work, fiber networks would use repeaters every 50 or 60 feet. Which would be funny, but not so useful

Kudelski's Persistence
The Bauminator | 10/6/2009

2:50 PM Will sweetened cash offer for OpenTV pay off this time?

Arris Dips on Downgrade
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2009

Shares tumble more than 9 percent amid worries that Arris won't be able to maintain margin levels as Docsis 3.0 upgrades taper off

Verizon & Google Build on Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2009

The pair crafts a partnership that's expected to produce a family of Android devices over the coming years

The FCC's Dangerous Road
The Cable Pipeline | 10/6/2009

10:45 AM Its heavy-handed, top-down approach could derail the original intent to stimulate broadband-related investments

Clearwire Takes WiMax to Spain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2009

Clearwire preps a mobile WiMax service launch in Spain next year and picks Alvarion and ZTE to supply the infrastructure

Equinix Offers Global Ethernet Peering
News Analysis | 10/6/2009

Ethernet services get the meetup point carriers have been craving, courtesy of hosting specialist Equinix

LR Video Poll: Cellphone or Internet?
News Analysis | 10/6/2009

Which could you live without?

ITU: Mugabe Set for Geneva
EuroBlog | 10/6/2009

8:15 AM Word at the ITU Telecom show is that Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe is due to attend the event Wednesday

CTIA Bits: AT&T, T-Mob Lead Handset Charge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2009

Three vendors offer new AT&T devices, while T-Mobile taps Android

Watch Us Watching You
The Philter | 10/5/2009

5:25 PM At CTIA this week, we want to know what you're seeing at the show

Microsoft's App Store Arrives
Wireless Bits | 10/5/2009

3:55 PM Windows Mobile Marketplace launches tomorrow

China 3G Update: App Stores & iPhones
News Analysis | 10/5/2009

As all of China's operators have launched 3G services, the focus turns to winning customers and meeting network coverage goals

Ciena's Looking Over Nortel's MEN
News Analysis | 10/5/2009

Nothing's happened yet, but Ciena says it's at least looking at Nortel's Metro Ethernet Networks business

ITU: Cisco's Chambers Hints at More M&A
News Analysis | 10/5/2009

Cisco CEO sees signs of an improving economy and is looking globally to add to the Tandberg acquisition

Foundry's Next Move
Craig's A-List | 10/5/2009

1:45 PM Brocade might be ready to sell out

Verizon & Friends Prep LTE VC Fund
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2009

Verizon Wireless, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, and several VC firms are banding together to create a $1.3B fund for LTE applications

ITU: Out of Touch?
EuroBlog | 10/5/2009

9:45 AM A dancing troupe? Really??

ITU Day 1: Green Is the Color
News Analysis | 10/5/2009

ICT's role in combating climate change looks set to be a key message in Geneva this week, though connectivity and investment are also hot topics

Cable-Tec Expo Tries Something New
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2009

SCTE returns at a new time, with new themes, and a new opening gambit

ITU RumorWatch: Ericsson, NSN
EuroBlog | 10/5/2009

9:00 AM Euro vendors at center of show floor gossip in Geneva

Telenor, Altimo Make Peace
Wireless Bits | 10/5/2009

8:50 AM Companies plan joint venture and pledge to end feud

Behind Closed Doors
EuroBlog | 10/5/2009

8:00 AM In Geneva, the big hitters are meeting in private

An LTE iPhone? Think 2012 (or Later)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2009

What LTE devices will come first, and when, is starting to become clearer

Nagravision Joins DTA Waiver Parade
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/2/2009

The company becomes the sixth to get an FCC waiver on integrated security. Nagra's next crusades: SimulCrypt and downloadable security

ITU Telecom: Cloudy, Smelly & Wireless
News Analysis | 10/2/2009

What's on the agenda at ITU Telecom World? A heavy dose of IT, green issues, and economics, with more than a slight whiff of wireless

AsiaWatch: India Shrinks in Q2
News Analysis | 10/2/2009

Telecom services revenues dipped during Q2, as did mobile ARPU, plus more from India and the rest of Asia/Pacific

Talking Transport
Craig's A-List | 10/2/2009

1:30 PM Top Picks: Optical burst versus optical backbone

Telco 2.0 Speculation
EuroBlog | 10/2/2009

1:00 PM The Telco 2.0 sector is hot, but talk of M&A activity is overcooked, says one vendor

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 10/2/2009

12:50 PM Philly 'soft launch' kicks off big Q4 for Clearwire

Keeping Up With Comcast
The Bauminator | 10/2/2009

11:00 AM MSO reportedly in talks to grab a controlling stake in a new, larger version of NBC Universal – and it won't have to spend $35B

Nortel Fire Sale Update
EuroBlog | 10/2/2009

10:35 AM Tax crunch, GSM sale, and packet core clearance

The Skins Game
Monkey Bidness | 10/1/2009

6:00 PM Sports journalism just keeps getting better

Tandberg Deal Boosts Cisco's Video Plans
News Analysis | 10/1/2009

Cisco's video ambitions hit the big time, as Tandberg reaches a mainstream market missed by Cisco's premium TelePresence kit

'Millions' of LTE Handsets by 2012?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2009

Semicon maker Altair expects LTE handset market to hit volume shipments in 2012

ViaSat Acquires WildBlue
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2009

$568M deal should bring broadband to rural areas

Cisco Socks Radvision
Craig's A-List | 10/1/2009

3:40 PM Having Cisco as your major customer has its drawbacks

Optical Burst Startup Bags $32M
News Analysis | 10/1/2009

Ireland's Intune Networks raises a new round of cash in the wake of its Irish government deployment deal

Cisco Bets $3B on Tandberg
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/1/2009

Deal aims to beef up Cisco's video infrastructure portfolio

Does Comcast Have Eyes for NBCU?
The Bauminator | 10/1/2009

8:35 AM MSO labels a report that it's in talks to buy NBC Universal for $35 billion as 'innacurate'

Thailand Set for Broadband Surge
News Analysis | 10/1/2009

With 3G and WiMax licenses in the offing, mobile and fixed broadband services are about to take off in Thailand, reports Pyramid Research

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