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LightSquared Spends $100M on Proposed GPS Fix
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/30/2011

4G startup tells the FCC that it has already invested toward gettin' down in the L-Band. Will that placate its satellite foes?

AT&T's CDN Dreams
News Analysis | 6/30/2011

AT&T may be a little late to the CDN party, but it's got very different plans for content acceleration

Fujitsu Pokes at MPLS-TP
MPLS-TP News Analysis | 6/30/2011

Here comes Ethernet Tag Switching, claiming operators don't need to learn MPLS in order to have Ethernet transport

The Power of the Pink Dress
iBraue | 6/30/2011

2:15 PM Anything T-Mobile USA can do...

CableLabs OKs the Cablevision Way
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/30/2011

The official blessing comes down for a system Cablevision is using to get around CableCard

Samsung Tries to Block Apple Sales in the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/30/2011

The lawsuits between Samsung and Apple are getting ugly as Samsung files a complaint with the ITU hoping to ban sales

3DTV Sales Slow in the States
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/30/2011

Elsewhere: News Corp. sells MySpace, Frontier fires back at Comcast, Cisco rolls app store, Comcast lobbyist hosts President Obama fundraiser

Mobile Backhaul: Timing Is Everything
Research Analyst Interviews | 6/30/2011

Migrating your backhaul timing to modern standards enables next-gen applications while significantly reducing costs

Huawei's 100G Is Out the Door
News Analysis | 6/30/2011

That's not one but two types of 100G, including one that brings Huawei up to speed with Ciena and AlcaLu

M&A Trend Continues
EuroBlog | 6/30/2011

9:05 AM Another deal in the service provider IT (SPIT) sector and there's likely to be more

Synchronica Buys a Piece of Nokia
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/30/2011

Messaging platform specialist boosts its customer base and revenues with the planned purchase of Nokia's white-label messaging business

Euronews: Nokia Offloads Messaging Unit
News Analysis | 6/30/2011

Nokia sells white-label messaging business while Vodafone is hoping for a Verizon windfall in today's helping of Euro-flavored headlines

Parallels Finding Cash in Clouds
News Analysis | 6/29/2011

Software firm speeds service providers' push into the clouds, automating process of delivering Microsoft apps

Hillcrest CEO: Cable Should Dump Old Set-Tops
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/29/2011

In this Q&A, Dan Simpkins rates his chances for scoring MSO deals, and offers a glimpse at what will follow the Hillcrest's motion-sensing 'Loop' remote

Google + Mobile = Winning Combo
Que Sera Sarah | 6/29/2011

1:45 PM Google+'s mobile Web and app component could help the social network make friends

How O2 Stamped Out Signaling Noise
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/29/2011

Telefonica O2 in the UK knows all too well about what too much signaling traffic can do to its network

The Service Broker Shows Great Potential
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/29/2011

Service broker technology meets network operators' need for a flexible way to program real-time orchestration across service portfolios

3% of Pay-TV Subs Cut Cord
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/29/2011

Elsewhere: AT&T sees backlash from bulky U-verse gear, Shaw loses subs, TerreStar auction canceled, Cox rolls out wireless in Mississippi

TV White Space Startup Raises $12.8M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/29/2011

Startup looks to use TV white space to meet M2M capacity needs

Broadcom Plays Foundry to AlcaLu
News Analysis | 6/29/2011

AlcaLu's new FP3 network processor got a lot of help from some old friends in the chip industry

Euronews: Telefonica Joins UK's FTTH Foray
News Analysis | 6/29/2011

O2 UK considers its fiber-based broadband options while the European Commission is funding photonics projects in today's EMEA roundup

Wireless in the USA: Worst of Both Worlds
Jonestown | 6/28/2011

5:45 PM Do new Euro-style capped data plans and old-school, two-year cellular contracts mean US consumers are getting the worst of both worlds?

AT&T Won't Stifle T-Mobile's Phone Selection
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2011

T-Mobile customers won't get the iPhone 4, but they'll have nearly 30 devices to choose from that are compatible with AT&T's 3G frequencies

Microsoft Calls On Telcos for Office 365
News Analysis | 6/28/2011

Local billing and support is one major leg up over Google in the cloud app space

Avail-TVN Brings TV Everywhere to Tier 2s
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/28/2011

Adaptive streaming to play a starring role in AnyView, a managed service that will ship live TV and VoD to PCs, tablets and smartphones

New Data Plans Keep It in the Family
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2011

France Telecom is letting multiple-device families share a bucket of data, a plan that US operators could soon follow

Operators Reveal Femto Realities
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2011

Mobile operators share the good, the bad and the ugly about femtocell services

10Gig PONs Take On the World
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/28/2011

PON vendors believe 10Gigabit PON will become the universal access technology for residential and business subscribers worldwide

Dish Nears TerreStar Acquisition
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/28/2011

Elsewhere: Microsoft measures tune-in ads, Time Warner faces new competitor, Nader squeezes Cisco, FiOS rolls interactive music network

AlcaLu Keeps TiMetra Juiced
LRTV Interviews | 6/28/2011

The little router Alcatel-Lucent acquired in 2003 is now terabit size, and they didn't even use steroids to do it. Basil Alwan explains

Rubin Revels in Android Ascendancy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2011

Google's mobile guru says 500,000 Android devices are now being activated every day

AlcaLu Issues 400G Router Challenge
News Analysis | 6/28/2011

The answer to the company's Hollywood-thriller mystery is a new network processor that takes the 7750 router to 2 Tbit/s in port capacity

Huawei's Next Move in Europe
News Analysis | 6/28/2011

The Chinese vendor is just getting started on The Old Continent

Pluthero Back in C&W Hot Seat
News Analysis | 6/28/2011

C&W Worldwide Chairman John Pluthero replaces his CEO in a bid to turn around the ailing operator

Euronews: CEO Swap-Out, Ericsson Advances LTE
News Analysis | 6/28/2011

Cable & Wireless Worldwide replaces its CEO while Ericsson demonstrates LTE's 'next step' in today's survey of all things EMEA

Trade Group Develops Standards for Faster Web Video
News Analysis | 6/27/2011

New standards developed in just three months will let service providers save network resources in delivering video over the Internet

Cable Loses Subscribers in Q1
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/27/2011

Elsewhere: Charter buys Missouri systems, NFL shops new TV rights package, Yahoo among potential bidders for Hulu

Tachion Thread Turns 10
News Analysis | 6/27/2011

Whether you love it, hate it or just find it really annoying, let's toast Light Reading's longest-lived message-board discussion

Euronews: Plan B for NSN Sale
News Analysis | 6/27/2011

Nokia and Siemens rethink their approach to the sale of NSN stake, and the 'white space' race is on in the UK

Stage Is Set for Nortel's Patent Auction
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/24/2011

Intel has joined an all-star cast in what should be an exciting day of sitting around a table saying numbers

Putting the User at the Core
LRTV Interviews | 6/24/2011

NetScout's Steve Shalita talks about Qos, the importance of consistent user experience and the prospects of more consolidation in the industry

Cable's Canoe Rows Ahead
LRTV Interviews | 6/24/2011

Canoe Ventures CTO Arthur Orduna gives an update on the JV's interactive ad campaign, what apps are on the horizon, and how it's approaching cable VoD and TV Everywhere services

MPLS-TP Camp States Its OAM Case
MPLS-TP News Analysis | 6/24/2011

In a one-sided debate, webinar participants explained why they think the ITU's renegade OAM effort is a bad idea

AT&T, Comcast, Verizon Crack Down on Piracy
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/24/2011

Also: U-verse surges in San Francisco, NBC teases iPad owners, Netflix CEO joins Facebook board, Comcast closes in on self-install CableCARD kits

Looking Forward at Mobile Backhaul
LRTV Interviews | 6/24/2011

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan says mobile operators have made significant advances with their backhaul strategies and outlines the challenges they have yet to tackle

Euronews: Italians Close to FTTH Deal
News Analysis | 6/24/2011

Italy's fiber access market, NFC in Denmark and LTE backhaul in the UK feature in today's roundup

Device Watch: HTC Updates Its Status at AT&T
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/24/2011

HTC 'ChaChas' over to AT&T, Elop spills the beans on Nokia's first WP7, and Apple scores a potentially deadly patent

All Social, All the Time
Research Rewind | 6/24/2011

This week: a telecom trifecta, 4G in Cameroon, the 'social' meme, IMS in Asia-Pacific, South Africa's telecom outlook

Pre-Paid Won't Give Tiered Pricing a Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2011

As all the big shots move to tiers, Boost Mobile gets a chance to tout its unlimited, pre-paid plans

Cablevision, Viacom Fight Over iPad App
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/23/2011

MTV owner files suit as the MSO claims its app makes an iPad 'function as a television'

Krish Prabhu Becomes AT&T Labs' New Boss
News Analysis | 6/23/2011

A walk down Light Reading's memory lane, including a look at what Steve Saunders' hair used to look like

Verizon Keeps Terremark Brand on Cloud
News Analysis | 6/23/2011

Company is relaunched as hub of Verizon's cloud, managed security and professional services offerings

Verizon Sheds a Tier for Unlimited Data
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2011

Carrier is set to do away with unlimited data pricing month, instead offering tiered plans, potentially with charges for any overages

Netflix Throttles Video Streaming Settings
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/23/2011

Also: Mediacom, Cablevision, WOW battle for Insight; Cox bemoans wireless wholesale pricing; TW Cable and Viacom iPad spat on hold

Waking Up to the Power of SPIT
AsiaBlog | 6/23/2011

10:35 AM Mobile operators are waking up to the worth of analytics, says one vendor exec

2011 Backhaul NYC Event Photos
Slide Shows | 6/23/2011

Chatty pants, smarty pants and yoga pants, this slide show has it all

Euronews: ST-Ericsson Cuts, Huawei Eyes a Buy
News Analysis | 6/23/2011

Cost reduction at ST-Ericsson, Huawei linked to possible Euro acquisition and more in today's EMEA roundup

Charter Gets Into Business for the Long Haul
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/23/2011

Charter enters a relatively new service category for cable as it lights up a long-haul Ethernet service tailored for businesses

CommunicAsia 2011 in Pictures
Slide Shows | 6/23/2011

Some of the pics that are suitable for public consumption from the CommunicAsia show in Singapore

Google Buildout Unplugs College Radio
News Analysis | 6/22/2011

Just one more reason you SHOULD listen to KZSU when operating heavy machinery

Broadcom Extends Bridge to Cable IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/22/2011

Its Full-Band Capture tech lets MSOs pluck channels from anywhere on the spectrum for video-over-Docsis and IP video simulcast scenarios

Brother, Can You Spare a Femto?
Wireless Bits | 6/22/2011

12:25 PM US rural operator struggles to get femto devices for its AWS spectrum

Dish Stalks TerreStar
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/22/2011

Also: Apple said to be building a TV; Hulu weighing buyout offer; Cox faces franchise trouble in Idaho; Dish targets Netflix subs

Euronews: Nokia Seals Symbian's Fate
News Analysis | 6/22/2011

Nokia, the European Commission, Telefonica and TDC are the ingredients in the Euronews secret sauce today

AlcaLu, Telecom Italia Rev Femto Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/22/2011

Alcatel-Lucent, Telecom Italia and Accenture work with the first software development kit for femtocell applications

ZTE Dumps AlcaLu From SPIT Deal
News Analysis | 6/22/2011

It's Alcatel-Lucent out and ZTE in for the OSS/BSS implementation at Singapore's open access FTTH network operator Nucleus Connect

Relax! There's a TV App for That
Que Sera Sarah | 6/22/2011

6:00 AM Apps are taking over the TV, but if they're not additive to the viewing experience, they may be better suited for a tablet

Singapore's Landmark Week
AsiaBlog | 6/22/2011

3:10 AM Milestones for the island state's mobile data sector

APAC Exec's $20B Optical Vision
News Analysis | 6/21/2011

Much of the Asia/Pacific region has been starved of affordable broadband for too long, but there's a $20 billion optical transport solution, believes one executive

Sprint Maintains Silence on LightSquared Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2011

Philip Falcone likely let the cat out of the bag, but Sprint doesn't want to say it is BFFs with LightSquared just yet

Cable MSOs Dive Into Mobile Backhaul
LRTV Interviews | 6/21/2011

Heavy Reading analyst Alan Breznick explains how cable MSOs are looking to mobile backhaul as a wholesale business, but facing challenges unique to their industry

Verizon: The King of 4G
Jonestown | 6/21/2011

4:10 PM Have AT&T, Sprint and others lost the 4G race before its even begun?

Will Sprint See the Light?
Que Sera Sarah | 6/21/2011

3:40 PM And what fresh challenges will it mean for Sprint and LightSquared?

Rural Markets Have Big-City Backhaul Needs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2011

Rural markets have the same bandwidth needs as metro areas, but the cell site make-up presents backhaul opportunities, Tower Cloud CEO says

LR Live: Verizon Going All Ethernet for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2011

As Verizon deploys its 4G LTE network, it's looking to upgrade all its mobile backhaul cell sites to Ethernet over fiber

Euronews: Tapas Snack for Infinera
News Analysis | 6/21/2011

Infinera, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent feature in today's EMEA news parade

Comcast Slashing Install Windows
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/21/2011

Police arrest former Cablevision billing employee, Verizon Wireless preps tiered data plans, Comcast extends Xfinity's reach, Com Hem is in a buying mood

Infinera: Trendy?
EuroBlog | 6/21/2011

11:10 AM Does new deployment in Spain signal new trend?

AlcaLu Goes to Hollywood
EuroBlog | 6/21/2011

10:45 AM Alcatel-Lucent has ventured into Hollywood thriller territory to publicize its next IP product launch

Comcast's New Biz Ambitions
LRTV Interviews | 6/21/2011

Comcast's Mitch Bowling gives us more detail on the MSO's home security product as he discusses Comcast's approach to finding and starting new businesses

Cable Secures the Home
Que Sera Sarah | 6/21/2011

9:40 AM Home automation and security is a good opportunity for cable MSOs in search of new revenue streams

Freescale Advances Its Multicore Ambitions
News Analysis | 6/21/2011

The three-year-old QorIQ family gets its first major upgrade, with abilities that Freescale says go beyond the number of processor cores

TI Goes Big on Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2011

Texas Instruments unveils two SoCs for small cells as the Femtocell World Summit kicks off in London today

BT: Carriers Should be Cloud Orchestrators
News Analysis | 6/20/2011

Telcos should try to compete with, not work with, cloud services players, believes BT Global Services executive

BT: Backhaul Is Cloud Bottleneck
News Analysis | 6/20/2011

BT Global Services executive warns mobile operators to focus on their backhaul capacity if they want to play in the cloud services market

Singapore Swings for Vendors
News Analysis | 6/20/2011

At the CommunicAsia show, vendors such as Huawei, NSN and Qualcomm are shouting about their latest products, relationships and deployments

LightSquared Offers GPS Olive Branch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2011

Will shift lower in the L-Band for less interference and promises to adhere to the FCC's maximum power requirements for base station signals

Zoosh Leapfrogs NFC
Que Sera Sarah | 6/20/2011

1:00 PM Froggy mating calls could be the basis for mobile payments while we're waiting for near-field communications

Huawei's MediaPad Unveiled
AsiaBlog | 6/20/2011

12:25 PM Huawei has uncovered its new Android tablet at CommunicAsia

Ciena, Cisco & Juniper Get Piece of Comcast's MetroE
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2011

You already knew all three were in the Comcast's MetroE mix, but here's the product lineup that will help the MSO head up-market

YouTube Eyes Virtual Cable Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2011

Also: Google buys DVR software firm, TW Cable to tweak IPG, iPad app; Wimbledon goes 3-D; Comcast, Cisco plunk more cash in iControl

Euronews: C&W Worldwide Mulls Asset Sale
News Analysis | 6/20/2011

Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Huawei, Ofcom and Spanish spectrum are the treats in today's Euronews party bag

Network Polygamy Ahead for Sprint?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2011

LightSquared and Clearwire may not be the only service providers close to network-sharing deals with Sprint

Nokia Siemens Invests in ClariPhy
News Analysis | 6/20/2011

With CoreOptics absorbed into Cisco, NSN puts some money down on an obvious alternative for coherent 40G technology

'Social' vs 'Social': The Homophone of Telecom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/20/2011

There's a lot of buzz in telecom right now regarding 'social,' both in terms of social network analysis and social media

Asia Leading TDM Replacement Parade
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/20/2011

IMS remains the preference in the Asia/Pac region, as a recent Malaysian event confirms

What We Learned: The Cable Show 2011
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2011

Light Reading's editors boil down the tech trends and big takeaways from last week's big show in Chi-Town

Ericsson + Telcordia: What the Analysts Say
News Analysis | 6/20/2011

What do Heavy Reading's industry analysts make of Ericsson's planned purchase of Telcordia?

CommunicAsia 2011: Tablet Fever
News Analysis | 6/19/2011

Tablets, and their impact on networks, look set to loom large at CommunicAsia 2011

LightSquared Reportedly Seals Sprint Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2011

Sprint has inked a 15-year network sharing and development deal with 4G startup LightSquared, according to reports

Apple Escalates Samsung Lawsuit
Que Sera Sarah | 6/17/2011

12:45 PM Doubles the number of devices it says Samsung copied, but aren't all devices iCopies?

Cable Execs Debunk Netflix Bogeyman
Rewired | 6/17/2011

The video services market still belongs to cable and content -- and it's theirs to lose, execs say

Comcast Plugs In Cisco for 1-Gig Docsis Demo
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/17/2011

Also: Cablevision exec says MSOs can win back satellite TV subs, CableOne plugs 50Mbit/s D3, mobile TV viewing and ad spending rise

OS Watch: Oracle Seeks Billions in Google Lawsuit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2011

Oracle says Google stole its IP, RIM needs a rebound and Sony shows off a mysterious tablet in this week's OS rundown

Telcos' Love-Hate Relationship With Social Networks
Research Rewind | 6/17/2011

This week: Mobile social networks, Cameroon, Virgin Mobile in Latin America, Bharti Airtel in Africa, coopetition in Malaysia, The Cable Show

Euronews: ZTE Teams With Russian Giant
News Analysis | 6/17/2011

Sistema signs new agreement with Chinese vendor while UK operators plan 'mobile money' joint venture in today's regional roundup

Amdocs to Buy Bridgewater for $215M
News Analysis | 6/17/2011

Policy control specialist to be snapped up by service provider IT (SPIT) giant for $215 million

Level 3 Sweetens Wholesale Video Offer
News Analysis | 6/17/2011

Vendor courts cable companies by combining CDN with Vyvx video service, content formatting and storage, and analytics

RIM Delays 4G PlayBook to the Fall
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2011

Even with a weak Q1, RIM plays the waiting game on 4G versions of its PlayBook tablet and its line of QNX-based superphones

RIM Lowers Guidance Amidst Poor Q1
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2011

BlackBerry maker reported a drop in earnings for Q1 on weak demand for its line of smartphones and the PlayBook tablet

Cox: We're Not Selling Our Spectrum
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/16/2011

Cox VP says that reports that it will sell its wireless spectrum are inaccurate, as the MSO is exploring all its options for LTE

Photos: Cable Tchotchkes in Chicago
Slide Shows | 6/16/2011

The Cable Show is known for the coolest tchotchkes. Here's our look at this year's haul

Comcast Demos New Web-Based TV Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/16/2011

Comcast chief Brian Roberts takes the MSO's new cloud-based Xfinity TV platform for a whirl at The Cable Show

The Cable Show 2011: Highlight Reel
LRTV Documentaries | 6/16/2011

We take you around The Cable Show 2011 in Chicago in less than one minute. Hang on to your hat

T-Mobile Expands 42Mbit/s Mobile Service
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2011

HSPA+ 42 now in 96 towns and cities, with average downloads hitting almost 10 Mbit/s for its compatible Rocket USB stick, says T-Mobile

Cox May Tear Down Wireless Network
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/16/2011

Elsewhere: Comcast tests upstream channel bonding, Synacor powers Mediacom's TV Everywhere rollout, DirecTV launches Whopper of a promo

LightSquared Gets a GPS Extension
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2011

GPS working group is still assembling its report on how the LightSquared L-Band LTE network might interfere with satellite positioning services

Comcast to Run Small Net-DVR Trial
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/16/2011

Comcast could pull the trigger on a trial later this year that will test out a service that's similar to Cablevision's remote-storage DVR

China Still Bothers Finisar
News Analysis | 6/16/2011

After another brutal earnings forecast, Finisar got asked a lot about China and ROADMs

Euronews: Tycoon Eyes Polkomtel
News Analysis | 6/16/2011

Final bids are in for Poland's top mobile operator, while MegaFon's CEO stands down in today's platter of EMEA telecom headlines

Photos: The Cable Show 2011
Slide Shows | 6/15/2011

While you're trying to tell the difference between CMAP and CCAP, we've got some photos from The Cable Show exhibit hall

Finisar Tanks Guidance (Again)
News Analysis | 6/15/2011

Q4 revenues met lowered expectations, but now, expectations are getting lowered yet again

LightSquared: Waiting on the GPS Word
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2011

While the world awaits official word about interference issues, some industry members tell the FCC that the US needs LightSquared

Ericsson CEO: More Major M&A Possible
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2011

A dynamic and rapidly changing market means future acquisitions are not ruled out for Ericsson

Verizon, Tata Push Telepresence Ties
News Analysis | 6/15/2011

It's part of the industry's general effort to make it easier to make telepresence connections

FCC Fail: Not the Time for a Lovefest
Rewired | 6/15/2011

11:30 AM Old buddies Michael and Julius shared an on-stage reunion at the Cable Show, but it lacked the punch of any real issues

Cox's Jeff Finkelstein: Progress in IP Video Delivery
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2011

The cable industry continues to celebrate its common next-gen architecture spec as a way to simplify the process of building cable networks that can deliver IP video

How thePlatform Fits in Xfinity
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2011

thePlatform's Ian Blaine discusses his company's role in Comcast's Xfinity TV, providing more proof that broadband video and traditional VoD are blending

India's Mobile Slowdown
News Analysis | 6/15/2011

Total mobile connections figure hits 827 million but April's additions are the lowest this year, plus other news from India

Comcast Also Thinking Big With 1-Gig
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/15/2011

Elsewhere: Comcast tests remote storage DVR; Motorola, TW Cable team on video gateway; Charter deploys ADB's tru2way 'set-back' box

LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2011

NDS is using a technology to provide separable security without having to use CableCARDs, so cable operators can deploy TV services securely with lower hardware costs

NSN: Android & RIM Are Signaling Bad Boys
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2011

RIM and Android smartphones lag behind iPhone in supporting a standard that cuts signaling traffic on mobile networks, finds NSN

Euronews: Facebook Gets a Number
News Analysis | 6/15/2011

Spanish cloud telephony provider launches Facebook application, while French regulator opens doors for 4G spectrum bids in today's roundup

Comcast's Self-Serve Skype Scheme
LRTV Interviews | 6/15/2011

Comcast's Cathy Avgiris explains Comcast's videoconferencing kit and discusses why it makes sense for Comcast to deliver that capability

The Cloud Goes Commodity
Craig's A-List | 6/14/2011

5:40 PM Carriers getting into cloud services are going to have to be wary of Amazon's true superpower

Cisco Reacts to CESAR, CMAP Combo
LRTV Interviews | 6/14/2011

Cable & Content Execs Agree on Everything
News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Internet video is an opportunity not a threat, and those fights over content rights? Cable's fattest cats say: Don't worry, be happy

Why Ericsson Wants Telcordia
News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Complementary product portfolios and customers make the case for Ericsson's $1.15B SPIT move

IPv6 Traffic Keeps Growing, Cable ISPs Say
News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Two-thirds of Web sites didn't turn off the IPv6 connections they opened for the global test last week, and traffic is still peaking, cable ISPs say

Cablevision Cranks Up Wi-Fi Speed
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Cableco revs the speed of its Optimum Wi-Fi network in NYC to 15 Mbit/s downstream and 4 Mbit/s upstream, bringing it on par with 4G

Comcast Confirms Xcalibur Partners
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Pace will provide the STBs, Intel the chips, thePlatform will be the hub for content management and Facebook will make it social

What is Sprint Playing at With 4G?
Jonestown | 6/14/2011

3:30 PM The next-gen pioneer has lost its 4G edge to Verizon, and it needs to fix this situation before it's too late

Euro Carriers Get Cozy With Network Sharing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2011

TeliaSonera and Telenor join forces in Denmark to share radio access networks

Amazon May Stream Free Movies on New Tablet
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Also: Cablevision rolls ITV ads, icueTV groups up with Groupon, NCTC gets a new CEO, EchoStar unveils cable box lineup

Ericsson to Buy Telcordia
News Analysis | 6/14/2011

The rumors about Telcordia's acquisition were right, but the identity of the buyer will surprise many

CMAP & CESAR Get the Urge to Converge
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2011

CableLabs has unified the two next-gen access network projects under a new label: the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP)

Apple, Nokia Settle Patent Dispute
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Nokia and Apple throw out all legal disputes and enter a patent license agreement in which Apple becomes a Nokia licensee

Euronews: Nokia, Apple Kiss & Make Up
News Analysis | 6/14/2011

Nokia and Apple sort out their long-running legal dispute, while Telenor and TeliaSonera share Danish networks in today's Euro digest

Kickin' Off the Cable Show With the Cubs
Slide Shows | 6/14/2011

Light Reading Cable celebrates the start of the big cable confab in style -- on a rooftop near Wrigley for a Cubs win

Comcast Skypes to the TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2011

Partnership between MSO and Skype could make it really tough for Cisco's ūmi to take hold at the nation's largest MSO

Moto, Comcast Team on In-Home TV Streamer
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2011

Moto launches a specialized CableCARD-based streaming device that lets customers convert QAM video for display on iPads and XOOMs

Verizon Adds 19 New 4G LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2011

Verizon will have LTE in 73 markets this week, matching Sprint's WiMax markets and easily beating AT&T's plans for 2011

Verizon Tries Mobile Payments Solo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2011

Carrier branches out from the Isis JV to offer mobile payments for online purchases via a partnership with Payfone

Previewing the Cable Show
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/13/2011

A peek at some of the major issues cable executives will be grappling with at this week's Cable Show in Chicago

TiVo Tunes Up Multi-Room DVRs for Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2011

Also: Arris demos 4.5Gbit/s Docsis 3.0, Avail-TVN takes TV Everywhere, Time Warner Cable expands through M&A

Angry Birds Ruffle Signaling Feathers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2011

With the addition of mobile ads, Angry Birds played on Android devices creates significant signaling traffic on mobile networks

Wavion Brings Wi-Fi to the Great Outdoors
Mobile Internet Offload News Analysis | 6/13/2011

Wi-Fi 802.11n base stations for the US use beamforming and MIMO to go over the river and through the woods ... well, outdoors at least

The Cable Show 2011: The Hot List
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2011

TV Everywhere, cable's jump to IP video, IPv6, Xcalibur (probably) and Oprah will be the talk of the town this week

Euronews: ECI Replaces its CEO
News Analysis | 6/13/2011

There's a new boss for the Israeli access gear vendor and warnings to both UK and Spanish operators in today's smorgasbord of EMEA tidbits

AlcaLu, thePlatform Take On Cisco's Videoscape
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/13/2011

Alcatel-Lucent and Comcast-owned unit encroach on Cisco's turf with system that spreads video to IP-connected TVs, tablets, PCs and smartphones

The Ugly Side of IPv6: Carrier-Grade NAT
News Analysis | 6/10/2011

Moving network address translation off the customer prem and into the network is inevitable, but the prospect isn't thrilling anyone

Can the Elimination of Ad Skipping Save VoD?
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2011

In this Q&A, BlackArrow CEO Dean Denhart says media buyers will flock in when cable VoD couples fast-forward disablement with targeted ads

LightSquared Opposition Wants Spectrum Shift
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2011

New tests show GPS interference with LightSquared test gear; opponents suggest moving the 4G network out of the L-Band

OS Watch: Sprint & Moto Unite Over Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2011

In this week's OS rundown, Moto builds its first Sprint Android phones as it ditches its UI and support for WP7 grows as belief in Nokia wanes

Arris CMTS Packs On Upstream Muscle
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2011

Arris breathes new life into its legacy CMTS with a module that doubles upstream port density, keeping Cisco and Moto in check

Broadcom Challenger Raising $10M More
News Analysis | 6/10/2011

It's not always easy being an alternative vendor from China, but luckily, it's not that expensive, either

Cox Stokes Wireless Expansion
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2011

Also: Mediacom settles investor lawsuit, ESPN taps Moto for MPEG-4 move, Virgin expands D3 rollout, Cablevision CFO resigns

Operators Stymied by Illegal Networks in AME
Research Rewind | 6/10/2011

This Week: Ethernet, illegal networks in AME, fixed vs. mobile in Latin America, Romania's telecom future, management trends, IPsec

Euronews: NSN Stake Bids Fall Away
News Analysis | 6/10/2011

Reports suggest only one suitor's left for NSN stake, and there's a potential VoIP kick in the teeth for KPN in today's roundup of Euro headlines

SeaChange Navigates TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/9/2011

SeaChange launches Nitro, a cloudy, HTML5-based UI that keeps the look and functionality consistent across TVs, PCs, tablets and phones

HP TouchPad Success Hangs on Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2011

HP's webOS-based TouchPad will debut on July 1, but the success of the iPad clone may hang on its ability to attract developers to bolster the OS

100G Watch: Another DWDM Contender
News Analysis | 6/9/2011

Ciena and AlcaLu get competition; EZchip discloses chip details; and another gearbox chip appears

Xcalibur's Coming-Out Party?
The Bauminator | 6/9/2011

12:30 PM Comcast's chairman and CEO will demo the MSO's 'next-generation video product' at next week's cable confab in Chicago

Nokia's CTO 'Quits'
EuroBlog | 6/9/2011

12:10 PM CTO Rich Green is out the door

Rogers Tees Up LTE Launch
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/9/2011

Also: Study calls for AllVid's death, tornado victims won't have to pay for lost gear, Charter busts cable thieves

Cord Cutting & Consumer Clouds
OTT Video News Analysis | 6/9/2011

Both sound better than they are

Report: AT&T to Put Wi-Fi in 20 NYC Parks
Mobile Internet Offload News Analysis | 6/9/2011

As temperatures in NYC hit the 90s, AT&T plans more Wi-Fi hotzones

Outlook Mixed on Mobile IPv6
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2011

The big three US carriers appear to be at different stages on the path to supporting IPv6 across their networks

Operators Urge Action Against Chatty Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2011

Mobile operators plan to step up efforts to cut down signaling traffic on their networks by working more closely with apps developers

Euronews: One Giant Leap for lightRadio
News Analysis | 6/9/2011

AlcaLu CEO takes an important call and Ericsson opens its mobile money account in today's canter through the EMEA telecom headlines

Innovation Osmosis & the Return of D&R
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/9/2011

A roundup of the leading themes at Management World 2011

Now the Real IPv6 Days Begin
Rewired | 6/8/2011

5:15 PM The World IPv6 Day test has gone well, but the bigger exams loom as the Internet industry faces a long transition period ahead

Angry Birds Flock to China
Wireless Bits | 6/8/2011

4:15 PM And mobile gaming is only the beginning

Vidyo Aims to Lower Price of Telepresence
News Analysis | 6/8/2011

Cheaper, scalable service ties together telepresence rooms, videoconferencing, desktop and mobile systems

Wi-Fi's World Dominance
Que Sera Sarah | 6/8/2011

3:05 PM Hot spots are hot – and getting hotter

Suddenlink Takes Video Over the Top
OTT Video News Analysis | 6/8/2011

MSO couples its TiVo broadband video play with a portal with access to 'tens of thousands' of TV shows, clips and movies

Cablevision Targets SIP Trunking at SMBs
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/8/2011

Also: Comcast tries to up its game following Olympics win, Boxee gets revved for Europe, Sprint cuts Clearwire stake, Shaw adds Internet options

Comcast Unlocks Home Security Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/8/2011

MSO chases a new line of business and launches its broadband-fueled Xfinity Home Security service in seven markets

Ciena Slumps, Reorganizes Team
News Analysis | 6/8/2011

Ciena's Q2 results and Q3 outlook send its share price sliding in pre-market trading early Wednesday as the top executive pack gets shuffled

Euronews: Telefonica Buys Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 6/8/2011

Telefonica acquires a Spanish hosting-services provider and Nokia approaches 'junk' territory in today's selection of EMEA headlines

SK Telecom Goes Femto for Data Offload
Mobile Internet Offload News Analysis | 6/8/2011

South Korea's largest mobile operator makes a case for femto-based mobile Internet offload

India's Operators Find Their Femto Feet
News Analysis | 6/8/2011

India's mobile operators are exploring the potential of femtocells for in-building coverage as part of their 3G and LTE TDD network rollout plans

Mobile Games to Place Strain on 3G Networks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/8/2011

3G networks set for new data deluge as gaming-centric smartphones and mobile-centric apps become the new hot trend

HP Makes Big Cloud Claims
News Analysis | 6/7/2011

New initiatives target service providers with comprehensive cloud program that includes hardware, software, sales tools and financing

Why Can't iCloud Stream?
Craig's A-List | 6/7/2011

6:00 PM It's one feature everybody seemed to be looking forward to. Where is it?

There's a Niche in the Mobile Cloud
Jonestown | 6/7/2011

4:00 PM There are bound to be people who don't want to be tied to one ecosystem but want the convenience of the cloud

Cisco Fights Back at the Edge
News Analysis | 6/7/2011

After seeing market share drop, Cisco updates the ASR 9000 and adds some hot terms like 'virtualization' and 'IPv6'

Broadband Pricing Plummets
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/7/2011

Also: Cox hikes rates in Virginia, Clearwire expands WiMax footprint, Entropic keeps MoCA chip lead, IOC to reveal Olympics TV rights winner

Ericsson Newbie Eyes SPIT, TV Growth
News Analysis | 6/7/2011

Ericsson's new head of its Multimedia unit, Per Borgklint, is on a mission to increase the vendor's SPIT and TV lines of business

Euronews: DT Ups Its Hellenic Holding
News Analysis | 6/7/2011

German giant gains greater control of Greek operator OTE while Ericsson's multimedia unit has a new boss in today's EMEA telecom tidbits

Welcome to the Hotel Cupertino
Jonestown | 6/6/2011

5:45 PM Apple's iCloud could make us prisoners of our own devices when it comes time to upgrade

ISPs Might Not Solve Consumer IPv6 Issues
News Analysis | 6/6/2011

When consumers find things that 'break' on World IPv6 Day, the problem might not be something the service provider can fix

Cyan Counts Latency
News Analysis | 6/6/2011

The ability to predict latency could be an important tool. Cyan wants to give it a try in mobile backhaul

Apple's iCloud Lets Wi-Fi Take the Strain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2011

Apple's upcoming cloud service won't bust a hole in your data cap even as it replicates music, video and photos across iPads, iPhones and Macs

Xbox 360 to Stream Live TV
The Bauminator | 6/6/2011

3:35 PM But will Microsoft become a virtual MSO?

Apple Borrows From Competitors for iOS 5
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2011

Latest OS update includes features borrowed from BlackBerry, Android, webOS, Microsoft and HTC, plus a few Cupertino originals

Upsetting Apple's IPR Cart
Wireless Bits | 6/6/2011

1:25 PM The DoJ is reportedly concerned about Apple's interest in Nortel's patents

Microsoft to Launch Xbox Subscription TV Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2011

Elsewhere: Ceton expands reach of its PC-TV CableCARD tuner, Verizon tweaks FiOS bundles and court lets Dish offer Starz for free

Juniper Still Not in Love With CMAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2011

Cable may need to do some extra wooing to convince Juniper to take the plunge and develop a CMAP Packet Shelf

EchoStar's Cable Target: 1 Million Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2011

EchoStar takes a stab at Tier 2/3 MSOs with 'Aria,' a system featuring Sling-loaded boxes, a customizable guide and over-the-top VoD

Euronews: Telecom Italia Gets Closer to Huawei
News Analysis | 6/6/2011

Italian incumbent signs research agreement with Chinese giant while Vodafone CEO pleads the carriers' case in today's EMEA headlines

Mobile Internet Offload Grabs the Limelight
Mobile Internet Offload News Analysis | 6/6/2011

Pressure on wireless operators mounts with growing data traffic, and more wireless operators turn to Wi-Fi and small cells for relief

Coherent Optical Processing
Video Resources | 6/6/2011

Go beyond the limits of fiber optics with Ciena's market-leading, field-proven coherent optical technology.

Mobile Sentiment Begins to Favor IPsec
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/3/2011

Mobile operator sentiment worldwide seems to be shifting toward using IPsec encryption and authentication from LTE cell sites

What's in Apple's iCloud?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2011

The Apple iCloud service could super-charge iPhone and iPad remote media capabilities, while worrying competitors from Amazon to RIM

Qualcomm Uplinq 2011: In Pictures
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2011

Qualcomm's annual Uplinq developer show covered more ground than its usual Brew-haha, so we covered more ground with our camera this year

Netflix Subs Face Password-Sharing Crackdown
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/3/2011

Also: LightSquared and Sprint deal rumor swirls; Comcast, Fox, ESPN battle for Olympic rights; Baker details NBCU job talks

Euronews: Telefonica on the Slide in Spain
News Analysis | 6/3/2011

Tough times in Spain for its biggest telco, and a new man at the helm of UK operator 3 in today's nosegay of Euro telecom highlights

For Telcos, It's All About Location, Location, Location
Research Rewind | 6/3/2011

This week: Location-based services; telecom markets in El Salvador, South Africa, Malaysia, the Czech Republic and the United Arab Emirates

Why Dell (Maybe) Likes Brocade
Craig's A-List | 6/3/2011

4:40 AM It's understandable why this merger theory is getting so much play

Doing the Cisco Straddle
The Bauminator | 6/3/2011

4:20 AM CMAP or CESAR? Cisco's politically correct answer: Whatever it takes!

India's Hot for LTE TDD
News Analysis | 6/3/2011

The big buzz in India is all about the impact that LTE TDD could have on India's broadband market

HTC Knocks Some Sense Into Developers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2011

Handset maker opens up its mobile software to developers to make a user experience that's simple and differentiated

AT&T & LightSquared? Really?
Jonestown | 6/2/2011

9:20 PM Ma Bell is going to have some serious explaining to do if AT&T does end up selling 4G capacity to LightSquared

Clearwire Kills Rover, Connects With TeleTech
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2011

Rover service to end July 1, as Clearwire gets ever closer to being a wholesale-only play

Nokia Boss Declares War on Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2011

CEO Stephen Elop calls for handset makers and developers to join forces against a common enemy in Android

Why CommScope Bought LiquidxStream
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/2/2011

CommScope snags edge QAM startup, putting it on a path to develop products for a next-gen cable access architecture helmed by Comcast

3DTV Standards Come Into View
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 6/2/2011

12:15 PM The SCTE's standards effort is in full swing as the Society looks ahead to Phase II and full-resolution 3DTV

Cable Tops Netflix ISP Rankings
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/2/2011

Also: TWC eyes broadband-only subs, Comcast adds ID theft protection, Clearleap powers tablet streaming for MSOs, Sling tunes up for Google TV

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Spreads Its Wings
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2011

Qualcomm's Snapdragon family of CPUs is racking up partners for smartphones and tablets as it plans 250 more devices this year

FLO TV: A Failure to Entertain
Que Sera Sarah | 6/2/2011

9:15 AM Qualcomm hooks up with Hollywood in hopes of avoiding FLO TV's fate of being boring

Euronews: Nokia Dismisses Sale Rumor
News Analysis | 6/2/2011

Elop says rumor of sale to Microsoft is 'baseless' while France Telecom talks net partiality with Google in today's Euro roundup

HP Open to 'Special' webOS Partners
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2011

HP's head of mobile, Jon Rubinstein, says he's open to working with one or two webOS partners, but won't license the software a la Android

RGB Shelves CMAP Product Plans
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/1/2011

Seeing only limited near-term potential, RGB will leave it to edge QAM vendors to develop modular CMAP products

LightSquared Nears the End of GPS Testing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2011

It's up to the FCC what happens after June 15, but LightSquared expects a 2012 launch of services on its LTE network for wholesale customers

MPLS-TP Still on the Brink
MPLS-TP News Analysis | 6/1/2011

The ambitious push for a unified standard continues, even as some vendors and carriers exercise pre-standard options

Flip Camera's Founder Says Cheese
Craig's A-List | 6/1/2011

3:05 PM Let's see Cisco try to shut this one down

Deutsche Telekom Takes LTE to the City
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2011

LTE and the city: DT has launched the mobile broadband service in Cologne using 1800MHz spectrum

Apple Wants iCloud to Go Hollywood
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/1/2011

Also: Video traffic swarms the Web, Roku flies with Angry Birds, NCR sues Dish, Cox's Prez to keynote SCTE confab, BlackArrow targets VoD ads

Ericsson Goes Down Under for LTE Win
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2011

Ericsson wins $1.1B deal to build and operate LTE TDD network in rural areas for Australia's national broadband program

The Uplinq Outlook
Que Sera Sarah | 6/1/2011

9:00 AM Qualcomm's annual developer confab is all about apps – mobile apps, appetizers and surprise appearances

AlcaLu Gets Down With OTT
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/1/2011

AlcaLu pitches MSOs and telcos an online video troubleshooter that could help them attract services like Netflix to their on-net CDNs

Euronews: Digital Agenda Scores Are In!
News Analysis | 6/1/2011

The European Commission puts the Digital Agenda scores on the doors and Deutsche Telekom does LTE in today's EMEA telecom roundup

Light Reading India Is Born
News Analysis | 6/1/2011

Light Reading launches its first country-specific online community in arguably the most dynamic telecom market in the world

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