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Telecom Lessons for Washington
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/27/2009

As the US considers nationalizing industries to stem job losses, policymakers should be guided by lessons from the telecom bubble

February Top 10
Contentinople | 2/27/2009

Contentinople presents its top 10 stories for the month of February

Return of the Suits
BelkBlog | 2/27/2009

Hope you remember how to tie a Double Windsor!

MWC 2009: Ericsson Booth Tour
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/27/2009

Ericsson had a booth at MWC, but that was just a teaser – when we went for our photo tour, we were shown around an entire hall!

Juniper's Cartoonist Isn't Bitter
News Analysis | 2/27/2009

In fact, he's downright happy to have gotten five years of work out of that gig

Ready for a Nokia Laptop?
LR Mobile Column | 2/27/2009

Why Nokia should concentrate on building a better smartphone and leave the low-margin laptops to Dell and HP

'New' Vyyo to Rise in March
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/27/2009

The former 3 GHz overlay specialist will emerge from the ashes next month with a new name and a new product game plan

Telstra CEO Sol Trujillo
LRTV Interviews | 2/27/2009

In his last interview with LRTV as CEO of Telstra, Sol Trujillo says mobile Internet access is starting to pay off for the carrier, as higher speeds encourage more downloading and higher non-SMS data revenues. For applications developers, this should encourage a change in the way services are delivered, he says

Kudelski Wants Its OpenTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/27/2009

Kudelski submits proposal valued at $127 million to acquire all the Class A shares of set-top software firm it doesn't already own

Sol-ong, Sol
EuroBlog | 2/27/2009

Sol Trujillo quits as CEO of Telstra

Holy Cash Cows
Monkey Bidness | 2/27/2009

Getting religion in the Quaker State

Wireless Gives Deutsche Telekom a Lift
News Analysis | 2/27/2009

German giant's stock rises on healthy 2008 results, thanks largely to the performance of its mobile operations

MWC 2009: Alcatel-Lucent Booth Tour
News Analysis | 2/27/2009

What was in Alcatel-Lucent's booth at Mobile World Congress? Join us on a 20-minute tour of the stand's highlights

Verismo Visualizes Versatility
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/27/2009

Startup says it will sell its convergence wares to service providers, OEMs, and straight to consumers

Juniper's Same Old Look
Craig's A-List | 2/26/2009

Nobody panic. There's no new logo

Slideshow: Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/26/2009

Pics and caps from our Light Leading Live event in Denver at The Cable Center

Online Ads Hang Tough
Contentinople | 2/26/2009

A panel at Stanford University thinks the online ad market will stick it out this year

Cablevision Says to Watch for Wideband
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/26/2009

MSO has most of its network enabled for Docsis 3.0 and expects to launch wideband services soon

RFoG Gets the Squeeze
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/26/2009

Some cable ops are pondering RF over Glass architectures, but capacity demands may soon require PON-based upgrades

Where's Vyyo?
The Bauminator | 2/26/2009

Website 'under construction,' no word yet on 'NewCo'

FTTH Concerns for Europe
EuroBlog | 2/26/2009

Factors stack up against a fiber explosion – can Viv save the day?

Telefónica Slashes Capex by 10%
News Analysis | 2/26/2009

The Spanish giant is on a roll, with 2008's financials on the rise and 2009 set to show further growth, except for capex

Sonus: So Tough to Call
News Analysis | 2/26/2009

After its fourth-quarter and full-year sales were way higher than any expected, who knows what will come next?

Android Watch
Jonestown | 2/25/2009

Magic at the FCC

Nokia Siemens Scores China 3G Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2009

To roll out WCDMA networks for China Unicom and provide TD-SCDMA and GSM networks for China Mobile

Yahoo's Big Day
Contentinople | 2/25/2009

Tomorrow Yahoo will announce its big restructuring plan – which execs will be out?

MWC 2009: Nortel Networks Booth Tour
News Analysis | 2/25/2009

Interested in Nortel's presence at Mobile World Congress? No prizes for guessing that LTE was involved

Bresnan's 'Insurance Policy'
The Bauminator | 2/25/2009

MSO is setting the stage for Docsis 3.0, but is content to wait

eBay Still Likes Skype
Craig's A-List | 2/25/2009

With those numbers, wouldn't you?

Vodafone Flirts With Femto Rival
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2009

Vodafone checks out repeaters in several market trials, but says it's still committed to femtocells

No Smartphone for Microsoft
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2009

CEO Steve Ballmer says the company won't build its own smartphone, as Apple's iPhone has already captured all the 'consumer market mojo'

Docsis 3.0 Specs Head to the Freezer
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/25/2009

CableLabs has locked down the specs to ensure a stable platform and to prevent potential 'feature creep'

Bankers Gone Wild
Monkey Bidness | 2/25/2009

This bailout thing seems to be working so far

OpVista on the Block?
Craig's A-List | 2/25/2009

The optical company may have found a buyer

Nortel Cuts 3,200 Jobs
News Analysis | 2/25/2009

That's 5,000 announced reductions in the past several months

Looking Beyond Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/25/2009

Rouzbeh Yassini says Docsis 3.0 is challenged by its 'bursty' nature and upstream limitations

Femtos Mean Business for Orange
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2009

France Telecom's Orange is checking out femtocells to boost indoor coverage for business customers, but not consumers

CDNetworks, Panther Merge
News Analysis | 2/25/2009

Korean content delivery network CDNetworks is merging with US-based competitor Panther Express

Juniper Kills the Cartoons!
News Analysis | 2/24/2009


Packet-Optical Transport: What's in Store for 2009?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/24/2009

The emergence in 2008 of solid products and real revenue are a good start, but what's in store for P-OTS in 2009 and beyond?

Bruce, I'm a Cheerleader
The Philter | 2/24/2009

Cord cutting isn't happening, but I think something huge is about to. Where'd I put my pom poms?

Global Crossing Announces CDN Partnerships
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/24/2009

Global Crossing finally confirms that it has partnered with Limelight and EdgeCast to resell content delivery services to its customers

TV.com Opens Up
Contentinople | 2/24/2009

TV.com is opening up some of its video to international users

Spirent Keeps Cool
EuroBlog | 2/24/2009

Improved results plus more cost cuts equals stock leap

Juniper's New Mantra
Craig's A-List | 2/24/2009

Without mentioning Cisco by name

Juniper Strikes at the Data Center
News Analysis | 2/24/2009

Juniper's ready to invade the data center. Aaaand, that's about all we know

Juniper Tightens Its Belt
News Analysis | 2/24/2009

The new CEO pledges to keep costs reined in even as Juniper increases R&D spending and pushes into enterprise markets

Nokia to Axe 1,000 Jobs
Wireless Bits | 2/24/2009

Finnish phone maker encourages sabbaticals and holidays

Cable Web TV: Results May Vary
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/24/2009

Cable MSOs may make long-form broadband fare available in various ways

Philippines on Brink of Broadband Boom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2009

New Pyramid report says the Philipines will see a broadband boom in the coming years driven by the rollout of fixed WiMax services

India Adds 15M Mobile Subs in January
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2009

Just when you thought it wasn't possible for the numbers to go any higher... India adds 15.4 million wireless lines in January

Vodafone Cuts 500 Jobs
Wireless Bits | 2/24/2009

Mobile operator trims UK workforce

NTT Goes on an Adventure With Tata in India
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/23/2009

As domestic revenues continue to slide, NTT DoCoMo is looking to foreign markets for growth

New Rules!
The Bauminator | 2/23/2009

FCC has fast-tracked a gob of new proposals that aim to accomodate the new 'hard' broadcast digital TV transition date

MWC 2009 Photos: Dial B for Barcelona
Slide Shows | 2/23/2009

More pics from the crowded avenues and halls at last week's Mobile World Congress

3-Screens Boom
Contentinople | 2/23/2009

People are watching more TV on traditional televisions, the Web, and mobile devices

Juniper's Closeup
Craig's A-List | 2/23/2009

KJ takes the stage tomorrow

Monkey Bidness | 2/23/2009

Do you suffer from abibliophobia?

MWC 2009: Nokia Siemens Booth Tour
News Analysis | 2/23/2009

Didn't make it to Mobile World Congress? Or maybe you didn't get to check out the Nokia Siemens stand? We did it for you, with photos

Broadband TV Strategy
TelcoTV Thoughts | 2/23/2009

Telcos are falling behind

'Cord-Cutting' No Threat
The Bauminator | 2/23/2009

LRG says few consumers are giving TV the heave-ho in favor of broadband

Cisco Field Downgraded
Craig's A-List | 2/23/2009

Words like 'doom' can't be good

Moto Job Cuts Weigh on WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/23/2009

Motorola says it cut jobs in its WiMax terminal business in Florida as part of its wider losses

AT&T Plans $1B Global Spend
News Analysis | 2/23/2009

Despite plans to cut its overall capex, AT&T plans to invest another $1 billion in its global corporate-customer-focused capabilities

CMC Preps Partners for Enhanced TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/23/2009

Metrocast, BendBroadband, and Sunflower Broadband sign on to beta test 'HITS AxIS,' a centralized platform for enhanced TV apps

Buckeye Picks BigBand for SDV
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/23/2009

Mid-sized MSO the latest to use switched digital video to free up head room for more hi-def content

Infinera Bags Euro Action
EuroBlog | 2/23/2009

Optical maverick scores more European business

Cable-Led Web TV Deals Still Forming
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/20/2009

Comcast plans to offer a new Web video service later this year, internally referred to as 'On Demand Online'

Hulu vs. TV.com
Contentinople | 2/20/2009

The back-and-forth continues, since Hulu pulled its content from TV.com two days ago

MWC 2009 Photos: Fun, Fones 'n' Fruit
Slide Shows | 2/20/2009

Another year, and another Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the mood was sunny, and the horses were plentiful. Yes, horses...

Mobile Operators: Get Ready to Share
News Analysis | 2/20/2009

Former MobileOne CEO Neil Montefiore says carriers need to keep a better eye on their customers and learn to share with apps makers

The Recovery Act
The Philter | 2/20/2009

Here's a link to the final 785-page PDF document

Neil Montefiore, former CEO, MobileOne
LRTV Interviews | 2/20/2009

The mobile sector of the telecom business is ""fairly recession proof"" says former MobileOne Ltd. CEO Neil Montefiore. But the challenge for operators, he says, is to decide whether to upgrade their networks, subsidize handsets, and embrace new technologies like LTE in uncertain economic times

DTV Solution: Shoot the Tube
The Bauminator | 2/20/2009

Because, ya know, that'll learn it...

TWC, Comcast to Put Cable Shows Online
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/20/2009

The cable operators are in talks with major cable network owners to make their content available online to subscribers

Mobile Finance at a Crossroads in Africa
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/20/2009

Governments must become increasingly involved in creating a financial system that does not cater only to the few

Nortel to Offload Data Gear to Radware
News Analysis | 2/20/2009

The breakup of Nortel starts with the proposed sale of its application delivery switches to 'Stalking Horse' Radware

Asia's High Fiber Diet
News Analysis | 2/20/2009

Even in a tough economy, analysts see Asia as the world's hope for continued fiber access growth

OFC Goes to 100
Craig's A-List | 2/19/2009

Testing the big numbers at OFC/NFOEC

Hard Times: Sprint Loses 1.3M Customers in Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2009

Carrier bids goodbye to 2008 with a $2.8 billion net loss on revenues of $35.6 billion

Soapstone on Slippery Slope?
News Analysis | 2/19/2009

The former Avici Systems might be reaching the end of its rope

SCTE Looks at 3DTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2009

Cable standards body kicks off '3D over Cable' project to see if the industry needs a new set of uniform standards for the technology

Knology Goes on the Offensive
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2009

Overbuilder bucks the trend by boosting capex by 15% to support a 'fill-in' strategy and a gradual upgrade to Docsis 3.0

CGAP's Mark Pickens
LRTV Interviews | 2/19/2009

Mark Pickens, Microfinance Analyst with CGAP’s Technology Program, explains CGAP's function, and talks about how mobile handsets and services can open a door to deliver banking services to the poor all over the globe

Cable Irked by FCC '70-70' Survey
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2009

The FCC still wants a recounting of cable subscribership stats, but industry groups are balking at the idea

Dancing to Mobile's Tune
EuroBlog | 2/19/2009

The Dancing Girls Fiscal Health Metric shows all's well in mobile

DSL Drives Russia's Fixed-Line Growth
News Analysis | 2/19/2009

While other markets see a drop in fixed-line subscriptions, they're still growing in Russia, finds Pyramid Research

The Speed of Government
The Philter | 2/19/2009

Confusing regulations and tax codes are keeping dollars out of the mobile infrastructure worldwide, says VimpelCom CEO

Beware of Femtos
LR Mobile Column | 2/19/2009

Femtocells are a scam you don’t need, and the very existence of the T-Mobile [email protected] solution shouts that loud and clear

No Global Depression
The Philter | 2/19/2009

Sachs says investment in infrastructure and new growth areas can stop the insanity

Savoring Spectrum
The Philter | 2/18/2009

Yes, big incumbent carriers do think of spectrum as a competitive weapon

MWC 2009: Vodafone's Backhaul Beauty Contest
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2009

Vodafone wants fatter backhaul pipes and is putting a number of microwave Ethernet vendors through their paces before it makes any decisions

Cablevision Waiver Catches More Heat
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2009

The CEA is arguing that a Cablevision's set-top waiver shouldn't have gotten extended to 2010

Cox Adds Wireless Pair
The Bauminator | 2/18/2009

Cable MSO moves closer toward its 3G/4G ambitions after hiring two more wireless experts

Hulu Cuts Off TV.Com
Contentinople | 2/18/2009

Hulu pulls its content from TV.com after the site reports explosive growth

Clearwire & Canoe
The Bauminator | 2/18/2009

Comcast execs offer updates on the MSO's WiMax and advanced advertising efforts

ZTE's Big Score
EuroBlog | 2/18/2009

LTE talk takes a back seat (temporarily) to the vendor's deal with a Hong Kong operator

Comcast Sub Growth Weakens in Q4
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2009

Despite slower growth in Q4, Comcast sets aggressive targets for rolling out Docsis 3.0 and going 'all-digital' in '09

Santiago Tenorio Sanz, Head of Radio Network Products, Vodafone
LRTV Interviews | 2/18/2009

Santiago Tenorio Sanz, head of Radio Network Products at Vodafone UK, says the operator's trials helped it push the limits of HSPA+, finding it could deliver downlink speeds in excess of 20 Mbit/s, or around twice as much bandwidth as today's HSPA. The operator intends to begin offering service based on the technology this year.

Let's Be Like China?
The Philter | 2/18/2009

Rob Conway says China's got the right idea regarding telecom investment

Ericsson's OK
The Philter | 2/18/2009

Ericsson CEO: Everything's fine, so far

Femto's Big Open Secret
Wireless Bits | 2/18/2009

Everyone knows about Cisco's femtocell

News Analysis | 2/18/2009

Claiming IMS is too rigid and has progressed too slowly, consultant Tom Nolle has launched an open-source alternative

MWC: Nortel LTE
Jonestown | 2/18/2009

With no Verizon win, what now for Nortel's LTE plans?

Frisco Fiber Fight, Part II
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2009

We've found another neighborhood where AT&T, Verizon, satellite, and cable are all about to duke it out

MWC 2009: Starent Dines on LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2009

Mobile packet core specialist is gearing up to build on its early LTE success at Verizon Wireless, says CEO Ash Dahod

MWC 2009: Verizon Picks LTE Vendors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2009

Verizon calls on Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent for LTE

Ray Le Maistre, MWC 2009, 1
LRTV Soundbites | 2/18/2009

Ray Le Maistre, MWC 2009, 1

CBS, Microsoft Team
Contentinople | 2/17/2009

CBS will use Microsoft's Silverlight to offer March Madness games in HD

MWC 2009: The Need for Speed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2009

As mobile broadband gets real, operators such as TeliaSonera and Telstra are pushing ahead with next-gen rollouts

Craig's A-List | 2/17/2009

No test at the MPLS World Congress, with good reason

MWC 2009: T-Mobile Gets Real on LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2009

T-Mobile sees LTE deployments starting some time in 2011 and has plans to test HSPA+ this year

Shenzhen Strike Slaps JDSU
News Analysis | 2/17/2009

Employees are reportedly on strike in response to JDSU selling its plant and their jobs to Sanmina-SCI

Smash-Me Bernie
Red Panda | 2/17/2009

Work out your rage over the financial crisis... for only $99.95

MWC 2009: SDR Coup for ZTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2009

Hong Kong operator CSL is to deploy a complete new software-defined radio (SDR) network from ZTE for its HSPA+ services and LTE migration

641 TV Stations Go Digital on Deadline
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/17/2009

36 percent of 'full power' US TV stations will terminate regular analog operations on or before February 17

MWC: The Suesome Twosome
Jonestown | 2/17/2009

Nokia & Qualcomm make strange bedfellows but they're working together on UMTS devices nonetheless

Paula Souloumiac, Director, International TV Partnerships, France Telecom (Content Division)
LRTV Interviews | 2/16/2009

France Telecom's Paula Souloumiac discusses what types of mobile TV content are popular, the non-issue of mobile content security, and what it takes to drive higher revenues per user

MWC 2009: AT&T Plots LTE in 2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2009

AT&T speeds up LTE plans a notch

MWC 2009: HSPA Rules for Ericsson
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2009

There's a lot of talk about the introduction of LTE at Mobile World Congress, but Ericsson's CEO is banking on years of HSPA growth

MWC 2009: Huawei's Android Under Glass
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2009

Chinese firm shows prototype Android phone it expects to release in Q3 2009

Interview: Alcatel-Lucent's Mary Chan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2009

Alcatel-Lucent's new president of end-to-end 4G/LTE networks, Mary Chan, talks to Unstrung about LTE product plans

MWC 2009:T-Mobile Preps Femto Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2009

T-Mobile plans to launch a limited commercial femto service in Germany later this year after completing friendly user trials

Real-World LTE
Wireless Bits | 2/16/2009

Motorola takes LTE on the streets of Barcelona

Adobe, Akamai Team
Contentinople | 2/13/2009

The two are working together to deliver video of the US's biggest cycling event

MWC Preview: Hola, Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2009

More phones based on Google's operating system are expected in Barcelona this year

MWC Preview: Rise of the Traffic Cops
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2009

Packet management technologies are becoming more prominent in the wireless world as mobile data volumes increase

Terabit Ethernet Lives
Craig's A-List | 2/13/2009

Bob Metcalfe should be pleased

BigBand Rocks in Q4, But Cuts Jobs
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/13/2009

Vendor blows out revenue and earnings in Q4, but chops 46 heads as part of a restructuring that will trim opex by $5M per year

Wideband Speed Race Takes Off
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/13/2009

Courtesy of Docsis 3.0, cable operators worldwide are launching into a data services speed race

Arris Plays Small[er] Ball
The Bauminator | 2/13/2009

Meet the C4c, a 'compact' version of the vendor's flagship CMTS

The Downside of Diversity
LR Mobile Column | 2/13/2009

The mobile OS market's biggest problem is fragmentation, which will get worse before it gets better

Geek Out!
Craig's A-List | 2/13/2009

Happy 1234567890 Day!

MEF Tackles Mobile Backhaul
News Analysis | 2/13/2009

Everyone else in Ethernet is talking about wireless backhaul, so why not the MEF, too?

SIP Trunking: VoIP's Threatening Opportunity
News Analysis | 2/13/2009

Even in a dismal economy, VoIP vendors are seeing some opportunities in security and SIP trunking

FTTH Europe: Greece Plans €2B Rollout
News Analysis | 2/13/2009

Once the broadband pauper of Europe, Greece now has plans to build a countrywide open access FTTH network that will cost €2.1 billion

Broadband Residue
The Philter | 2/12/2009

Something to consider before switching services

Web vs. TV
Contentinople | 2/12/2009

More and more Internet users are opting to watch full episodes on the Web

Charter Turns to Chapter 11
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2009

Debt-loaded MSO plans to file a prearranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on April 1

Cox: Packet Delays Won't Hurt
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2009

Cox exec says new traffic system is a 'tactical tool that can go on the spot and attack a problem that might crop up very quickly'

Bookham's Next Buy?
Craig's A-List | 2/12/2009

The road to ROADMs

Mr. Roid Goes to Washington
Monkey Bidness | 2/12/2009

Congressman Cummings prioritizes

MWC Preview: Femtocells Get Real
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/12/2009

Femtocells will play a big part in the festivities at this year's Mobile World Congress with more operator announcements expected

Tata Makes Big Bets in Asia
News Analysis | 2/12/2009

Carrier says it has earmarked more than 20% of its $2B global expansion for Asia

FCC: 123 TV Stations Can't Switch on Feb. 17
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2009

Commission provisionally denies more than 100 transition requests, but stations have until Friday to file for reinstatement

Happy 200th, Boys
Monkey Bidness | 2/12/2009

Darwin and Lincoln 200 years old today

Nokia Siemens, Juniper Team on Ethernet
News Analysis | 2/12/2009

Partners strengthen their relationship with a Carrier Ethernet package of switches and management software

Arris: Solid Q4, But Slow Start to '09
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2009

Docsis vendor hits expectations, but warns of a CMTS purchasing 'breather' from Comcast in the first quarter of '09

MWC Preview: LTE Steals the Show
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2009

At the Mobile World Congress this year, vendors are expected to talk up the commercial readiness of their products

Femto Shmemto
Wireless Bits | 2/11/2009

Femtocell terms get out of hand

EZchip: New Routers Remain on Track
News Analysis | 2/11/2009

The chipmaker's success has turned its quarterly earnings into a status update on Cisco's and Juniper's latest

Blockbuster's New Plan
Contentinople | 2/11/2009

The company debuts a new service, with a catch

Nokia to Cut Phone Production
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2009

As consumer demand fades, the world's largest cellphone maker will close down multiple manufacturing sites to cut costs by about $905 million annually

Copps Block?
The Bauminator | 2/11/2009

The FCC could prohibit more than 100 TV stations from ceasing regular analog operations on Feb. 17

FTTH Europe: Slow Growth Forecast
News Analysis | 2/11/2009

It's progress, but not as we'd like it! Heavy Reading analyst sees Europe falling further behind North America and Asia/Pacific

FCC Blesses Time Warner Split
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2009

Time Warner Cable could split from Time Warner Inc. in mere weeks

Stations Want to Flip Digital Switch Early
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2009

491 TV stations intend to cease regular analog operations on February 17, the original DTV transition date. But will the FCC let them?

FTTH Europe: ECI Bags GPON Deal
News Analysis | 2/11/2009

Israeli vendor has a taker for its new GPON platform; plus other news from the FTTH Council Europe event in snowy Denmark

Verizon to Name LTE Vendors at MWC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2009

Verizon CTO Richard Lynch says he will announce vendor selections for LTE at the Mobile World Congress next week

FTTH: Alive & Well in Europe
EuroBlog | 2/11/2009

Crowds flock to Copenhagen for FTTH event

Checking Out MPLS-TP
EuroBlog | 2/10/2009

Test lab EANTC puts MPLS-TP through its paces

AlcaLu Branches Out
Craig's A-List | 2/10/2009

The new 7210 reaches Ethernet CPE territory

Nortel Preserves Patent Plan
News Analysis | 2/10/2009

In a filing full of layoff talk and corporate jet cuts, we find that Nortel still plans to reward its employees who pound out patents

Cisco's Got Your GIST
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2009

Connection application lets BlackBerry and iPhone users find the best times and places for data dumps

Live Nation, Ticketmaster Merge
Contentinople | 2/10/2009

Combined, companies are worth $2.5B

DirecTV Flies High
The Bauminator | 2/10/2009

Satellite TV giant tells recession to take a hike in Q4

Verizon Loses Phone Win-Back Challenge
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/10/2009

Appeals court denies Verizon's attempt to overturn an FCC order that prevents the telco from using some controversial retention tactics

RCN Claims to Chase Competitors in Wideband
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/10/2009

RCN is starting to wire up its systems for Docsis 3.0, taking on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Cablevision in New York and Boston

Cisco Gives Mo Data
The Philter | 2/10/2009

Vendor says mobile data traffic will exceed mobile voice traffic by 2010

Cisco: Video to Drive Mobile Data Explosion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2009

Mobile data traffic to increase 66-fold between 2008 and 2013, by which time it will reach 2 exabytes a month, forecasts Cisco

IP Infusion Serves Up BGP
News Analysis | 2/10/2009

Taking a small swipe at router vendors, IP Infusion proposes that BGP route servers get split from the router

Moto, Alloptic Tag-Team on RFoG
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/10/2009

Motorola formally enters the 'RF over Glass' sector with a deal that gives it exclusive access to Alloptic's family of MicroNodes UPDATED 2:30 PM

A Map of One
Jonestown | 2/10/2009

The loneliness of an early Latitude adopter

Interview: BesTV's Ian Chin
News Analysis | 2/10/2009

China's IPTV services have to stand out by being interactive and entertaining

Ian Chin, VP of New Product Development, BesTV
LRTV Interviews | 2/10/2009

BesTV's Ian Chin says telco IPTV in China is bundled with broadband subscriptions and comfortably coexists as an interactive supplement to a linear cable TV service in many households. But he says Chinese carriers want to soon make an IPTV subscription something that is delivered to consumer homes, office PCs, and mobile phones.

Verismo Gets Cable's Vote
The Bauminator | 2/9/2009

Cable engineers give high marks to platform that could enable digital set-tops to access Web-sourced video fare

Cisco's Got Cash
Craig's A-List | 2/9/2009

But what might they buy with it?

LTE Base Station Challengers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/9/2009

Examining the upstarts hoping to break into the LTE base station market dominated by the big four RAN equipment vendors

A $6/mo. Global iPhone
LR Mobile Column | 2/9/2009

A cheaper touch worldwide

Comcast 'Cavalry' Rides Into NoCal
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/9/2009

MSO is in process of reclaiming analog spectrum in the Bay Area, a move that will generate headroom for more HD, VoD, and Docsis 3.0

Contentinople | 2/9/2009

The first 100 awards of the Grammys went online this year

Telefónica Lines Up With LiMo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/9/2009

As the mobile OS wars wage on, the LiMo Foundation announced Telefónica and SK Telecom are its latest operator backers

Is AlcaLu's FiOS Share Slipping?
News Analysis | 2/9/2009

An analyst report says Motorola is picking up FiOS GPON buildouts at AlcaLu's expense

TDC Commits to Telco 2.0 Strategy
News Analysis | 2/9/2009

Danish incumbent to open up its network to third-party developers as it joins the growing number of Telco 2.0 early adopters

The Cost of Clearwire
Jonestown | 2/9/2009

Portland cost $45M to unwire

DirecTV Vulnerable
The Bauminator | 2/9/2009

Satellite giant may be more vulnerable to recession-driven downgrades than its rivals

Vodafone Swallows 3
Wireless Bits | 2/9/2009

Vodafone and Hutchison's 3 merge operations Down Under

thePlatform Offering Cheap CDN Services
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/9/2009

thePlatform today announced that it has begun reselling CDN and cloud storage services

Global Crossing Enters Content Delivery Biz
News Analysis | 2/9/2009

The company's multi-pronged strategy starts by reselling third-party services, but the carrier could roll out its own CDN

T-Mobile Happy Dance
Wireless Bits | 2/9/2009

Operator's latest TV ad will make you smile

The UnJane
Monkey Bidness | 2/8/2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Hold It! (Pretty Please)
The Bauminator | 2/6/2009

Stations are free to flip the digital switch on February 17, but it's clear that delay backers want everyone to wait until June 12

Clearwire Goes Muni
Jonestown | 2/6/2009

Muni in Milledgeville!

News Corp. on the Up
Contentinople | 2/6/2009

Despite reporting dismal earnings yesterday

AT&T Thinks Universal
The Philter | 2/6/2009

U-verse customers can now upgrade to a rechargeable remote. Is that the sound of one hand clapping I hear?

Downturn Could Drive Online Video
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/6/2009

The recession could drive new relationships between online companies and service providers, facilitating the growth of Internet video

Time Warner Cable's Fiber-licious RFI
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/6/2009

MSO taking a hard look at how RFoG, EPON, and 10-Gig EPON can help out in greenfields and MDUs, and aid its biz-service plans

Huawei's SDP Coup
EuroBlog | 2/6/2009

Spanish giant Telefónica puts further faith in Chinese vendor

Components Companies Face a Chilly Winter
News Analysis | 2/6/2009

It's earnings season, and the forecasts are falling

Rich People Are Bored
Monkey Bidness | 2/6/2009

By the rest of us

TDC Joins the Femto Club
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2009

Danish incumbent is the latest to field-trial femtocell technology and could move to a commercial deployment by the end of 2009

FCC Puts Broadcasters on the Clock
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/6/2009

Full-power broadcasters must notify the FCC by Monday if they intend to terminate analog service on or after February 17

Shaw Breaks 100-Meg Barrier
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2009

Canadian MSO gets big bragging rights with a new Docsis 3.0 tier that enables downstream bursts that hit the magical 100-Mbit/s mark

JDSU Selling Shenzhen Facility
News Analysis | 2/5/2009

Sanmina-SCI offers a hand, but JDSU won't be giving up on manufacturing

YouTube Sets Record
Contentinople | 2/5/2009

Perennial chart-topper sets a new record for video traffic in December

All Hail the Terminators!
EuroBlog | 2/5/2009

Carriers thwarted as the EU holds firm on mobile termination fees

Canadians MSOs Switch On SDV
Cable Guy | 2/5/2009

3:10 PM -- Like some US MSOs, some cablers up north aren't giving short shrift to switched digital video...

Dutch Team Up for FTTH Expansion
News Analysis | 2/5/2009

Are you watching, Europe? Dutch incumbent shows what can be done by joining in with municipal fiber access rollout in Amsterdam

Where Monkeys Roam Free
Monkey Bidness | 2/5/2009

We heart the heartland

Ethernet Access Market Update
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/5/2009

The Ethernet-over-bonded copper pair market has been holding up fairly well, fueled by the promise of a quick return on investment

Telco TV Payback?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 2/5/2009

Telcos are showing progress against cable

Microsoft Bugs
Red Panda | 2/5/2009

No, not the software kind

Google & AOL
Jonestown | 2/5/2009

What does it mean for Clearwire?

Bear Attack!
The Bauminator | 2/5/2009

Not convinced TWC is attacking competition with a sense of urgency, analyst cuts stock to 'Sell'

Charter Tries On Consumption Caps
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2009

MSO confirms it will impose monthly Internet usage caps, but the new ceilings won't apply to Charter's new Docsis 3.0 service

Cisco Keeps the Service Provider Faith
News Analysis | 2/5/2009

Router and service provider sales are down but not out. Meanwhile, Cisco is still promising an aggressive consumer push

Nortel to Hold MEN
News Analysis | 2/5/2009

With restructuring underway, Nortel is taking its Metro Ethernet Networks division off the block

Clearwire Conflict?
Jonestown | 2/5/2009

An interesting little snippet

NSN Beefs Up Its Unified Base Station
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/5/2009

Ahead of MWC, Nokia Siemens unveils a software-defined, multi-standard base station that supports GSM, UMTS, and LTE

Nortel Keeps LTE Dream Alive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/5/2009

Nortel's president of carrier networks, Richard Lowe, says vendor is committed to LTE and wireless

Cisco: Still No Layoffs
Craig's A-List | 2/4/2009

But they're taking a tally just in case

Docsis 3.0 Hits Great White North
Cable Guy | 2/4/2009

Canadian MSOs whipping up wideband trials and deployments

Cisco's Still Sinking
News Analysis | 2/4/2009

Dragged down by the world economy, Cisco says its Q3 sales will drop a stunning 15% to 20% from a year ago

House Approves DTV Delay
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2009

With House and Senate approval in hand, bill now awaits the signature of President Obama, who's already in favor of the four-month delay

Earnings Season
Contentinople | 2/4/2009

Time Warner and Disney report disappointing results

Depressed Outlook
The Philter | 2/4/2009

Wall Street's not expecting much from the telco equipment sector next quarter

TWC Tees Up More Meters
The Bauminator | 2/4/2009

And other itidbits from this morning's earnings call

Earnings Adventures
Craig's A-List | 2/4/2009

What's up, and what might be down

TWC in '09: Job Cuts, WiMax & Wideband
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2009

MSO is cutting 1,250 jobs to further reduce costs, but also expects to deploy WiMax service in 'at least one market' this year

The Gigabit Household: Only a Matter of Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/4/2009

Ten years from now, the average household will be running a 1-Gbit/s fixed Internet connection – the only question is how to get there

No Cupcake for You!
Jonestown | 2/4/2009

But a cool (yet creepy) location feature is coming to the G1

Nortel Taps Ixia for 100GE
News Analysis | 2/4/2009

The 'real' 100-Gig era can't begin until someone has a 'real tester'

Time Warner Cable Subs Growth Slows in Q4
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2009

MSO adds subs in most product categories, but the rate of growth dipped in the midst of a tough economy and surging competition

AlcaLu Ends 2008 With €5.2B Loss
News Analysis | 2/4/2009

Goodwill impairment charge sends Alcatel-Lucent's full year numbers deep into the red as it gears up for a tough 2009

Alvarion Takes Nortel Hit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2009

Nortel's bankruptcy put a dent in Alvarion's revenues while restructuring charges led the vendor to post a Q4 loss of $4.8M

Vuze Chirps at Cox
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2009

Web video firm worries Cox's traffic management will treat its P2P-based service as a 'second-class citizen'

Bartz's Image Problem
Contentinople | 2/3/2009

Does the new Yahoo CEO have a press management problem?

Motorola Is on Life Support
LR Mobile Column | 2/3/2009

Last call for the Mobile Devices unit?

Falling Star?
The Bauminator | 2/3/2009

Even Moto's set-top unit didn't get through Q4 unscathed

A Pivotal Year for SIP Services
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/3/2009

2009 will provide a vital opportunity for SIP services to demonstrate their full potential, and SIP trunking will be an important test case

Huawei Joins Vodafone LTE Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2009

Chinese vendor joins five other equipment vendors at Verizon and Vodafone's joint LTE trial

Part II: Cash, Pain & 20%
BelkBlog | 2/3/2009

Putting a percentage on cuts and personal reevaluation

Moto's Woes
Jonestown | 2/3/2009

Will Android do it for Motorola in '09?

Jha Don't Say
The Philter | 2/3/2009

Moto's device chief has no idea when it will stop raining red ink

Moto Hangs Hopes on Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2009

Moto posts a $3.6B loss for Q4, cuts its dividend, and says goodbye to its CFO

Zeugma's Brainy Bandwidth Meter
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2009

Edge routing startup says it has a more flexible capacity management tool than many similar ones used by operators today

Xilinx Minds the Gap
News Analysis | 2/3/2009

FPGA company sees a chance to chip into an increasingly expensive ASIC market

Hulu Aliens Invade
Contentinople | 2/2/2009

Hulu's secret is finally revealed in Super Bowl commercial

Super Bowl Interruptus
The Bauminator | 2/2/2009

Comcast: initial investigation suggests porn-interrupted Super Bowl moment 'was an isolated malicious act'

iPhone Flash in the Works
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/2/2009

Apple wants Adobe to craft a specific version of Flash that will retain much of the functionality of the desktop version

Valentine's Day
Craig's A-List | 2/2/2009

How desperate is your gift search?

ADC Forecasts, Shares Slide
News Analysis | 2/2/2009

Q1 is going to come in light, possibly the result of U-verse delays. Prep the layoff machine

The Fantastic Four
The Bauminator | 2/2/2009

AT&T-DirecTV 'quad-play' bundle puts cable in the crosshairs, but Dish will likely feel the pinch in the short-term

Interview: DT's Randolph Nikutta
News Analysis | 2/2/2009

Getting interactive with IPTV will take time, patience, and just the right content

Comcast Defends Its VoIP Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/2/2009

Comcast says its VoIP service does not fall under the new system it is using to manage high-speed Internet traffic UPDATED 2/3 4:30 PM

Deutsche Telekom's Dr. Randolph Nikutta
LRTV Interviews | 2/2/2009

Deutsche Telekom's head of new media, Randolph Nikutta, tells us that the future of IPTV could be quite stunning. In an interview taped late last year, Nikutta told us the telco is rolling out interactive features in its IPTV service over the next few years, primarily with sports programming. But, he says, the technology exists to allow viewers to be their own directors in the next five to 10 years.

Live by the Sword! Fall on Your Sword!
LR Mobile Column | 2/2/2009

Digging into Qualcomm's Q4 'Earnings Quality'

Super Ads
The Philter | 2/2/2009

Did everyone forget how to use their DVRs?

Poor Things
Monkey Bidness | 2/2/2009

Golddiggers Anonymous

Juniper Divvies Up the Core
News Analysis | 2/2/2009

The 'virtualization' buzzword comes to telecom, where Juniper says it's got a better alternative to virtual routers

JDSU Preps Fab Sales
News Analysis | 2/2/2009

Sources say a sale of the Shenzhen, China, manufacturing facility is imminent

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