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AT&T Opens Up for Partner Program
The Philter | 2/21/2013

AT&T is opening up network APIs and allowing partners to take more control as it looks to expand its reach in the enterprise

V Is for Virtualization
EuroBlog | 2/21/2013

Network functions virtualization will be a very real topic at Mobile World Congress

Docomo Chooses LTE-Advanced Partners
News Analysis | 2/21/2013

NTT Docomo move could spark a wave of LTE-Advanced action at Mobile World Congress

FCC Rule Could Boost Cable's Wi-Fi Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/21/2013

Also: Nielsen sets plan to measure OTT; Sony's PS4 preview fails to impress; BigBand co-founder's new gig; Google Glass – the next TV Everywhere platform?

Euronews: France Pledges €20B for FTTH
News Analysis | 2/21/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica does SDN with NEC; Vodafone tests small cell backhaul; E-Plus turns to ZTE for LTE

Cisco/VMware Venture Gets Cozy With SAP
News Analysis | 2/21/2013

Taking a cue from Oracle, the VCE joint venture wants to pre-load applications onto its integrated data-center bundles

Juniper Puts a Virtual Spin on MobileNext
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2013

Still trying to score points in the Evolved Packet Core, Juniper plans to hit Mobile World Congress with a virtualized version of the MobileNext control plane

Dish Chairman Open to Sprint Partnership
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2013

Dish is trying to trump Sprint's Clearwire deal, but Charlie Ergen envisions a wireless world in which he and Sprint are chums. 'We're playing to win,' he says

Comcast Gets Bizzy With Apps
The Bauminator | 2/20/2013

Comcast's Kevin O'Toole says businesses with 50 employees or fewer represent the 'sweet spot' for the operator's new cloud-based Upware service

Euro FTTH Set for Growth Spurt
News Analysis | 2/20/2013

The number of fiber-to-the-home/building connections in Europe is set to double in the next five years – but the total's still not impressive

Verizon FiOS Offers $10 Quantum Speed Leap
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/20/2013

Also: Suddenlink rolls TiVo Mini to 100-plus markets; Rogers tries unlimited data promo; weekends are prime time for Comcast's video downloader

Euronews: BT's Back in Wireless
News Analysis | 2/20/2013

In today's EMEA roundup: BT one of winners in UK 4G spectrum auction; France Telecom, Com Hem results

UK 4G Auction Falls Short
News Analysis | 2/20/2013

All existing network operators get 4G spectrum but auction raises much less than expected

Aurora's Value Proposition
The Bauminator | 2/19/2013

Harmonic is eager to exit its declining, low-margin cable access business. So, why is Aurora so keen to snap it up?

4G in the City: Sprint's LTE in NYC & SF
Jonestown | 2/19/2013

A soft launch is finally bringing LTE to some Sprint users in NYC and San Fran, but can Sprint get its fresh 4G network into the cities fast enough?

LTE Roaming Action Intensifies
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2013

As Mobile World Congress approaches and more and more operators launch LTE services, the 4G roaming hubs vie for operator attention

Cisco Commits to Set-Top Sector
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2013

Also: Kabel Deutschland M&A proposal hits a snag; Verimatrix to secure Com Hem's TiVo-powered IPTV platform; Tata Sky tunes in Technicolor set-tops

Harmonic Sells Cable Access Unit for $46M
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2013

Harmonic will apply all its focus on video processing and CCAP as Aurora Networks picks up its lower-margin line of nodes, amps and transmitters

Euronews: Juniper Boasts Mobile Core Deal
News Analysis | 2/19/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN appoints CFO; EE sees profits slide; France Telecoms targets seniors; du on the up

Ericsson Claims SDN Advantage
News Analysis | 2/19/2013

Having covered the complexity of mobile and cloud networks, Ericsson says a lot of 'SDN' is going to be familiar to its engineers

Comcast Pitches Pre-Paid Internet Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2013

Comcast has quietly introduced a pre-paid, 3-meg service in the Philly area led by a $69.95 'starter kit' that includes a modem and 30 days of access

Is This the Device of the Year?
EuroBlog | 2/18/2013

Mobile World Congress will be awash with new smartphones and other mobile devices, but can they match the classics for voice communications?

Euronews: AlcaLu Boasts Core Router Deal
News Analysis | 2/18/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: The trouble with Brussels; Vodafone's big deal with BAE; France Telecom wants out of Portugal

Myanmar Spectrum Stampede Underway
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2013

Newly-liberalized country has more than 90 applicants for two mobile licenses

Small-Cell Firm Rides Femto Wave
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2013

Cisco's small-cell partner ip.access claims bragging rights for being first to ship more than 1 million residential femtocells

Satellite Delivers Most Honest Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/17/2013

Also: SCTE swaps dates and place for Cable-Tec Expo; Comcast gets the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 label; ex-CableLabs chief strategy officer resurfaces

JDSU Sees Growth in Optical & SPIT
News Analysis | 2/15/2013

Customization is helping optical components grow, and a Mobile World Congress announcement is coming up for PacketPortal software

VoD Trends: Quality Over Quantity
The Bauminator | 2/15/2013

Comcast is the marquee customer for a new video processing system from Elemental that can boost VoD quality with fewer bits

Huawei Unfolds SDN Roadmap
News Analysis | 2/15/2013

Chinese vendor provides details of its SoftCOM strategy, which involves an initial focus on specific network elements and the unveiling of some unnecessary nomenclature

Early SDN Customers Urged to Seize the Day
News Analysis | 2/15/2013

Whatever the industry calls 'SDN' will take shape quickly, and users had better speak up if they want it shaped their way

Average LTE Speeds Hit 10Mbit/s Around the World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2013

New report finds that Sweden has the fastest average LTE speeds, while Japan has slowest 4G and the US has the most LTE networks now live

Comcast Preps a Docsis Speed Bump
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/15/2013

Also: Netflix dodges a bullet; TiVo flips on Flingo; Intel tests its OTT TV service; will DirecTV's new sports fees bring back Sir Charge?

Fujitsu: You Are My Density
The Philter | 2/15/2013

New packet optical platform gets the switching closer to customers so they can handle bigger volumes of Ethernet traffic

Euronews: Skyfire Is In Da Opera House
News Analysis | 2/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica Digital finds cloud cover; Virgin directors sued; Apple poisoning in Norfolk

SDN Startup Trumps Cisco, Juniper
News Analysis | 2/14/2013

It's just one contract, but startup Embrane, as well as SDN, are in that early stage where people get excited about 'just one contract'

Cisco Backs Away From 'Low-Margin' STB Deals
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/14/2013

Also: Liberty Horizon TV subs breaks 100K mark; M&A wave hits Tier 2 cable; sub growth drives DirecTV's Q4; FCC not laughing about zombie hoax

AlcaLu Gets Smart With Mobile Data
News Analysis | 2/14/2013

Smart Plan system tackles mobile service creation, personalization and customer self-care using policy rules engine and smartphone app

Euronews: Google Strikes Back at BT
News Analysis | 2/14/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone eyes Kabel Deutschland; AlcaLu chairman to stay on; Telefónica recovers in Spain; Ericsson in Russia

Users Want 'Open' SDN Done Right
Craig's A-List | 2/14/2013

'Open' isn't open enough. The Open Networking User Group wants to make sure that as SDN evolves, it doesn't trigger some old traps

Ericsson Gets Trendy for MWC
News Analysis | 2/13/2013

The vendor has a slew of network and managed services portfolio enhancements to show off at Mobile World Congress, but its carrier cloud and SDN efforts are more eye-catching

Real-Time OSS for the Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/13/2013

As networking and the cloud converge, market advantage is tipping back in favor of network equipment vendors over IT vendors

Comcast's X1 Comes to Colorado
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/13/2013

Colorado Springs is the seventh market to get the next-gen platform as Comcast gets ready to deploy X1 to the 'majority' of its footprint this year

Clearwire Colors in 4G LTE Picture
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2013

Clearwire is ready to link LTE TDD radios to the Sprint core network and plans to have 2,000 of the 4G sites up by end of June 2013

HBO GO Gets Some AirPlay on Apple TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/13/2013

Also: Comcast lets subs watch Fox in and out of the home; GCI stages TiVo invasion; Liberty expands Horizon TV; Suddenlink does a decade

Euronews: Ericsson Lays Claim to the Cloud
News Analysis | 2/13/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telenor earnings rise; Swisscom chooses Huawei for FTTC; NSN rides the rails in Poland

Tellabs IDs 4G Bottleneck
News Analysis | 2/13/2013

Industry report suggests backhaul investments won't meet capacity requirements, with Asia/Pacific operators facing the biggest crunch

Arista Finds Love for Network Monitoring
News Analysis | 2/13/2013

Network monitoring might provide Arista with another way to battle Cisco hegemony, but what about the companies that are already there?

Comcast Whiffs on Video Subs But Scores NBCU
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2013

Comcast narrowed video losses, raked in a big profit, and struck a deal to buy the rest of NBCU for $16.7 billion. All in a day's work...

4G Tablets: A Balancing Act
Jonestown | 2/12/2013

How can Sprint and others compete with $10 to add a tablet to a shared data plan?

Intel Preps Its Internet TV Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2013

Intel will take on one of its key technology partners, cable, when it launches a fully fledged over-the-top video service later this year

Metcalfe Gets Into Parc Party Mode
Craig's A-List | 2/12/2013

Bob Metcalfe didn't get asked to be on the cake and ice cream committee, but he'll help discuss innovation when Ethernet's birthday comes around in May

Pertino Says: Go Build a Network!
News Analysis | 2/12/2013

The startup's managed service isn't as cuddly as Build-a-Bear, but it could be an easier, hardware-free way to build a network

Investors Back Genband's Vision
News Analysis | 2/12/2013

New capital injection of more than $343M revealed as Genband unveils its new direction

Does Dish Have a Plan B?
The Bauminator | 2/12/2013

Charlie Ergen insists Dish's rival bid for Clearwire is the best option, but admits that the 'deck is stacked against us'

DoJ Wants a Closer Look at Arris-Moto Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2013

Also: ThinkAnalytics stays on a tear; Cablevision signs SMB sales partner; Starz keeps Sony flicks through 2021

Euronews: BT Expands FTTX Rollout
News Analysis | 2/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia challenges Indian tax probe; Euro operators want level playing field on data protection; Vertu goes Android

Genband Constructs Cloud-Based UC Service
The Philter | 2/11/2013

Genband launches a new cloud-based unified communications service and a marketing message to modernize its boxy brand

Cablevision, Suddenlink Climb Netflix's Rankings
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2013

In the eyes of Netflix, Cablevision and Suddenlink are the top-ranked cable ISPs, trailing only Google Fiber. All three happen to be members of Netflix's private CDN club

Bob Metcalfe Plans Ethernet's 40th
LRTV Interviews | 2/11/2013

The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.

F5 Buys Layer 7 SDN Specialist
News Analysis | 2/11/2013

The application layer needs a special touch in SDN, F5 contends, so it's buying a 4-year-old specialist in that field

Comcast Checks Into a New Revenue Stream
The Bauminator | 2/11/2013

Can Comcast make a successful run at servicing hotels while companies like LodgeNet struggle?

Europe's Broadband Nightmare
EuroBlog | 2/11/2013

The digital dream of EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes has been shattered by clueless political pinheads

Dish Unveils Its HD-DVR Sling Shot
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2013

Also: TW Cable pipes set-top VoD to PCs; HDTV is taking over US homes; TiVo puts over-the-air TV on its DVR roadmap; Dish battles with ESPN

Euronews: EU Kills Broadband Budget
News Analysis | 2/11/2013

Also: Ericsson teams up with Gemalto on M2M; ITU follows up Dubai gabfest with report; private equity firms eye EE; and Depeche Mode!

Alcatel-Lucent: Don't Blame Ben
EuroBlog | 2/8/2013

AlcaLu's board, not outgoing CEO Ben Verwaayen, is to blame for the vendor's current predicament

CSPs Prep for Nemo, Heavy Snow
The Philter | 2/8/2013

While the Northeast tucks in for a winter storm, we wonder what challenges CSPs face when digging out of a heavy snowfall

Allegiance to Close Kansas Systems
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/8/2013

Also: Suddenlink goes whole-home with the TiVo Mini; Comcast clamps down on tablet and smartphone security

Euronews: End of NSN in Sight?
News Analysis | 2/8/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia feels southern Europe heat; top investor dumps Vodafone; Telefónica trumpets VoLTE-to-3G success

APAC Telecom's Seismic Shift
News Analysis | 2/8/2013

The focus of telecom network operators in Asia/Pacific is changing, according to Moody's executive

CenturyLink Unit Touts New Cloud Service
The Philter | 2/7/2013

The nation's third largest telco says it has a better commodity cloud offering than Earth's largest online store

Intel Invests in Big Switch
News Analysis | 2/7/2013

OpenFlow startup Big Switch gets a big semiconductor partner, a pairing that sure looks dangerous for vendors like Cisco

Charter Plunks Down $1.6B for Optimum West
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2013

Tom Rutledge swings his second deal for the former Bresnan systems, this time as CEO of Charter. Is there more M&A ahead for Charter?

Arris: CCAP Revenues Start to Trickle In
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2013

The company reports on the status of its CCAP-capable E6000 and updates investors on the Motorola Home acquisition

Alcatel-Lucent's Q4 Inheritance
News Analysis | 2/7/2013

As CEO Ben Verwaayen steps down, his potential successors can see what they might pick up in 2013

F5 Gets Into Policy Enforcement
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2013

Targeting mobile operators especially, F5 adds policy to the list of other network services its BIG-IP platform handles

Charter Plays the Rural Card in Set-Top Fight
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/7/2013

Also: Twitter buys into social TV analytics; CTAM CEO sets her exit; Liberty-Virgin Media deal has a coincidental Comcast connection

Sprint CEO: We're 'Behind' on Network Vision
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/7/2013

Sprint behind on 4G upgrade, but may be able to start reusing Nextel spectrum quicker than it had expected

Euronews: Europe Puts Brakes on Vodafone
News Analysis | 2/7/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Verwaayen steps down at AlcaLu; Swisscom earnings down in real terms; Transmode hires LTE guru

CEO Verwaayen to Step Down at Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 2/6/2013

A report out of France says the AlcaLu board will have Ben Verwaayen step down in May

Does Anyone Want Sonus?
The Philter | 2/6/2013

Sonus Networks, often tossed around in M&A rumors, is likely not a target for Cisco, says one analyst

More M&A for Liberty Global?
The Bauminator | 2/6/2013

Liberty Global just struck a big deal to buy Virgin Media, but its CEO suggests the European invasion might be far from over

FreedomPop Gets $4.3M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2013

FreedomPop gets $4.3M more in VC funding as it promotes 4G data sharing for social network users

Alcatel-Lucent's 400Gbit/s Feat
The Philter | 2/6/2013

Alcatel-Lucent's optical solution powers the new high-capacity link between Paris and Lyon

Comcast to Shelve 'PowerBoost'
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/6/2013

Also: CBS reveals Super Bowl streaming stats; Sir Richard in for a big payday; Redbox/Verizon JV gets an Xbox exclusive; Metrocast taps Sidera for 100G upgrades

Euronews: Virgin CEO to Exit After Takeover
News Analysis | 2/6/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Euro operators unhappy with Herman; Microsoft gets busy in Africa; BT nukes nuisance calls

Liberty Makes $23.3B Play for Virgin Media
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2013

John Malone's set to take on Rupert Murdoch in the UK and become the world's largest cable operator, outdistancing Comcast's video sub base by 3 million

Cisco: 4G Eats 14 Percent of World's Mobile Data
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/5/2013

And 4G represents just 1 percent of the planet's mobile connections, just one of an array of mind-blowing stats from Cisco's new mobile data forecast

Amdocs Ain't What It Used to Be
News Analysis | 2/5/2013

The Service Provider IT (SPIT) giant, long labeled as a 'services' company, looks like it finally has some product DNA in its corporate chromosones

FCC Probes the Wireless Fallout From Superstorm Sandy
Jonestown | 2/5/2013

FCC asks how communications could be more reliable at hearing in the wake of Superstorm Sandy

Liberty Global, Virgin on Divergent Video Paths
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2013

Also: Google Fiber preps for Missouri rollouts; cable's Canoe paddles ahead on VoD ads; Super Bowl streaming usage was not so super

Farmers Need Broadband More Than New Trucks
Rewired | 2/5/2013

Rural telcos make the case that they need more support from Washington to provide broadband to their communities

Liberty, Virgin Media in Takeover Talks
News Analysis | 2/5/2013

Virgin Media share price leaps 15% as takeover talks with Liberty Global are revealed

Euronews: AlcaLu Sells India Unit
News Analysis | 2/5/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Liberty in Virgin M&A talks; KPN slides into Q4 loss; ARM powers on; Portugal Telecom in mobile money move

Is Acme a Virtual Gain for Oracle?
News Analysis | 2/4/2013

Analysts believe Acme Packet will give Oracle some street smarts in the mobile packet core and network functions virtualization/software-defined networking sectors

Zenverge Eyes More Streams for More Screens
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2013

Zenverge is working on new gateway/set-top silicon that can transcode six or more individual HD streams – up from the four its chips can handle now

STMicro Chips In for Comcast's RDK
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2013

Also: Time Warner, Comcast might bid for German broadcaster; CableCARDs still not hot at retail; Dijit snares fellow social TV startup

Oracle to Acquire Acme for $1.7B
News Analysis | 2/4/2013

Software giant snaps up IP networking specialist and gains a foothold in the 4G voice systems sector

Euronews: EE Tests Waters on Flotation
News Analysis | 2/4/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Numericable eyes SFR tie-up; Euro concerns over 4G; soccer-lovin' billionaire takes Truphone stake

Cisco Extends Its SDN & Cloud Plans
News Analysis | 2/4/2013

Cisco lets loose with a string of software-defined networking announcements as the company looks to stay ahead of the coming transition

Tellabs vs. Sycamore
Craig's A-List | 2/1/2013

What do Tellabs and Sycamore have in common? One less thing, as of Friday

Rumor: TW Cable CEO to Step Down in 2013
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2013

Glenn Britt's contract with the nation's second-largest cable operator ends in December 2013, so that fits, anyway

TW Cable to Double Down on Wi-Fi in 2013
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2013

The operator expects to more than double its Wi-Fi footprint in 2013, which is good news for Cisco, Ruckus and Ericsson

Clearwire Doesn't Rule Out Dish Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2013

Clearwire's takeover drama continues as it recommends Sprint but keeps the Dish bid alive

Apple TV Set to Land HBO GO
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2013

Also: Brightcove swaps out CEOs; DirecTV invests in TV Everywhere ad-splicing partner; CEA dumps CNET, restores Dish's Best of Show honor

Tellabs Axes Product, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 2/1/2013

Tellabs had a tough 2012 so is slimming down further, and focusing on SDN, in an effort to make 2013 its turnaround year

Euronews: TeliaSonera CEO Quits
News Analysis | 2/1/2013

In today's EMEA roundup: Uzbek investigation prompts Nyberg's resignation; BT sells less, makes more; 3,444 ideas for Wayra

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