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The Toilet Bowl
Monkey Bidness | 9/30/2009

6:15 PM Flush it

Gateway to (Video) Heaven?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/30/2009

Equipment vendors are increasingly touting the video gateway as the best way for MSOs to deliver IP video to the home

Bye Bye Hub
Jonestown | 9/30/2009

5:15 PM Strange IP home phone concept goes to a better place

Router Picks
Craig's A-List | 9/30/2009

4:40 PM It's a Top Picks standoff: Cisco, Juniper, AlcaLu, Huawei

Comcast 'Cavalry' Rides Into Pittsburgh
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/30/2009

Steeler country among markets next in line to become part of Comcast's big, $1B bandwidth reclamation project UPDATED 5:50 PM

TWC, FCC Settle Switching Spat
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/30/2009

MSO to pay $25,000 to help settle federal allegations that its Hawaii system didn't give adequate notice about its deployment of SDV

Telefónica Kicks Off LTE Trials
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2009

Telefónica takes the LTE world by storm with the announcement of a six-country trial project

Bharti, MTN Abandon $23B Merger
News Analysis | 9/30/2009

South Africa's government blamed for breakdown in monster merger

Femtos' Hard Cell
LR Mobile Column | 9/30/2009

The femtocell industry has made significant progress toward resolving technological issues, but there is still much work to be done

Huawei's New Prime Time Attraction
EuroBlog | 9/30/2009

8:30 AM Lights, camera, action! Matt Bross is back in business

Matt Bross Joins Huawei as CTO
News Analysis | 9/30/2009

Chinese vendor hires BT's former CTO to help crack the North American market

Femtos Promise Big But Cost Too Much
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2009

The femtocell market is still suffering from growing pains, the latest edition of Unstrung Insider finds, but 4 million home base stations could be shipped in 2010

Will LTE Break the Bank?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2009

New figures from Aircom detail just how much it will cost to roll out an LTE network in the first year

CableCARD Update
The Bauminator | 9/29/2009

5:45 PM 16.71M 'operator-supplied' boxes have CableCARDs, but just a fraction of the security modules can be found in retail devices

100-Meg Price Tag: $350B
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2009

Giving 100-Mbit/s broadband to every US home sounds nice, but the FCC says it won't come cheap

Prysmian Girds Its M&A Loins
EuroBlog | 9/29/2009

5:00 PM French cable specialist has some acquisition bullets and an itchy trigger finger

Sprint & Verizon All Quiet on 3G Femto Front
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/29/2009

After AT&T's soft launch, there's not much 3G femto chatter from the other two major wireless carriers

Another Operator Shuns Tru2way
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2009

Buckeye CableSystem is eager to deploy advanced interactive services, but less eager to deploy tru2way, another sign that the CableLabs platform is best suited for big operators

Further Tragedy at FT
EuroBlog | 9/29/2009

12:50 PM News of another suicide among France Telecom's ranks

Top Picks Update: Consumer Services
Wireless Bits | 9/29/2009

12:15 PM Here's the latest news on the Top Picks Consumer Services category

ITU Telecom: LTE in China
AsiaBlog | 9/29/2009

10:30 AM China Mobile brings its plans to Geneva

French Still Slow on FTTH Uptake
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2009

The French FTTH market has yet to find its feet, with consumers more keen, it would seem, on next-gen cable broadband services

BBT Preps Its Own CableCARD
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2009

A successful effort by the MSO consortium could lead to partnerships with TiVo and other CE companies that make gear with CableCARD slots

AsiaWatch: NTT Revamp Rumors
News Analysis | 9/29/2009

The Japanese market is buzzing with talk over NTT's future, India plans spectrum bonus for 3G auction winners, and more from APAC

AT&T, Google Square Up
EuroBlog | 9/29/2009

6:35 AM Giants engage in voice services spat

iPhones aPlenty for Brits
Wireless Bits | 9/29/2009

5:00 AM Vodafone gets in on the iPhone act in the UK and Ireland

Our Kyte.tv Channels
The Philter | 9/28/2009

5:10 PM Here are our kyte.tv channels for CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment in San Diego

Evolution's Expanding DTA Universe
The Bauminator | 9/28/2009

4:40 PM Company seeks FCC OK on three more devices, including one capable of running on Moto- and Cisco-based cable systems

IPTV Hits Vietnam's Screens
AsiaBlog | 9/28/2009

3:20 PM VNPT takes IPTV to Hanoi under the MyTV brand

Huawei Takes On US Set-Top Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/28/2009

Chinese giant's North American subsidiary seeks FCC blessing for two 'limited capability' cable set-top boxes

ITU Telecom: Occam Boards Euro FTTx Train
News Analysis | 9/28/2009

The ITU event might not be the launch pad it used to be, but Occam is using it to penetrate the European fiber access equipment market

Nokia Buys Social-Networking Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2009

Nokia buys small social-networking travel startup Dopplr as it beefs up its mobile Web services credentials

Top Picks Update: Video Infrastructure (Part II)
The Bauminator | 9/28/2009

12:55 PM Here's a quick rundown of what's shaking in the cable technology/IPTV category

Packet Optical Transport Goes for the Long Haul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/28/2009

The packet-optical transport market is at the very beginning of a significant migration: moving into the long haul

Cable's 'Dumb Pipe' Dilemma
The Cable Pipeline | 9/28/2009

11:50 AM MSOs must innovate and embrace a new generation of apps and services if they expect to win over the customer of the future

O2 UK Loses iPhone Monopoly
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2009

Orange UK muscles in on iPhone action and will start selling the devices before the end of this year

Verizon Wants LTE All at Once
Wireless Bits | 9/28/2009

8:15 AM Verizon aims to turn up LTE networks across the US next year

Ciena Catches Packet/Optical Convergence Bug
News Analysis | 9/28/2009

Ciena's CoreDirector gets an upgrade, but it's the 5400 family of switches that represents Ciena's future in packet-optical transport

AsiaWatch: Unicom Preps iPhone Launch
News Analysis | 9/28/2009

China Unicom will start selling the iPhone this week and is buying a chunk of its own shares for nearly $1.3 billion, plus other news

Evolution Passes on Tru2way
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/28/2009

Evolution says broadband-connected, interactive TiVo DVRs offer the best economic alternative for small- and mid-sized cable MSOs

Huawei Ups the HSPA+ Stakes
News Analysis | 9/25/2009

Huawei promises commercial release of 56-Mbit/s HSPA+ in 2010 after successful demo of the speed boost using multiple antenna and clever radio techniques

RIM Gains Mainstream Status
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2009

RIM added 3.8M new BlackBerry users in Q2

The Android Shopping List
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2009

Unstrung charts the rise of Android in 2009, with over 10 devices expected on the market by early next year

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 9/25/2009

3:20 PM Neutrality, Clearwire's new best friend

EuroWatch: Mobile Carriers Embrace Web 2.0
News Analysis | 9/25/2009

Europe's mobile operators are adapting to the potential offered by Web services, while it's all kicking off in France

Cisco's Pure Digital Looks to Expand Overseas
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/25/2009

Networking giant is making overseas expansion is a high priority for its consumer digital camera business

AsiaWatch: Orange Alert!
News Analysis | 9/25/2009

Orange Business Services is beefing up its presence in Asia/Pacific, WiMax is all the rage, and other news from the region

Infinera: Thinking Packet-Optical?
News Analysis | 9/25/2009

Packet transport might be the next thing for the optical company, and it's possible Huawei beat Infinera on price, not 40G, at Level 3

Will Intel Go Inside Cable Multimedia Gateways?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/25/2009

A new media processor from Intel with Flash Player 10 support is a candidate for new class of IP-capable cable gateways expected in 2011

Recovery Act: WiMax Hunts for Broadband Bucks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/24/2009

Clearwire wants a 'modest' $39.7M in grants, just one WiMax operator among a herd that are seeking broadband stimulus funds

Top Picks Update: Sherlock's in Town!
EuroBlog | 9/24/2009

2:25 PM The bids to be a Telecom Software Top Pick are rolling in, with AppTrigger far from clueless

Interview: Dr. Hamadoun Touré, Secretary-General, ITU
News Analysis | 9/24/2009

Dr. Hamadoun Touré discusses Internet growth, broadband policy, and the relevance of the ITU and its upcoming conference

Vodafone Live! Is Dead!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/24/2009

'Long live the 360!' cries Vodafone as it makes what one analyst believes is a bid to reclaim ground lost to the likes of Google

Tata Takes Summer Subs Lead
News Analysis | 9/24/2009

Tata Teleservices gets GSM boost to secure the largest share of India's 15.1 million new wireless connections in August

TWC Fights FiOS in NYC
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/24/2009

Time Warner Cable picks New York City for its wideband debut, starting off with a 50 Mbit/s downstream tier that runs $99.95/month

Convergence for the Masses
EuroBlog | 9/24/2009

10:30 AM BroadSoft has a crack at the consumer market just as Vodafone unveils its convergence service

Our Boy Is Back
Monkey Bidness | 9/24/2009

9:40 AM Tastes even better than it sounds!

AsiaWatch: What Price India's Mobile Market?
News Analysis | 9/24/2009

Sistema Shyam gets a valuation, Vodafone looks to up its Essar stake, number portability dates are set, plus more from Asia/Pacific

Ciena's Centaur
EuroBlog | 9/24/2009

8:20 AM New optical box? Or part man, part horse?

So It's, Like, ESC
Craig's A-List | 9/24/2009

7:55 AM A bunch of engineers hit the mall

Huawei's Lucky Number: 30B
AsiaBlog | 9/24/2009

7:15 AM Line of credit matches its expected annual contract sales

Could Clearwire Help T-Mobile Find a 4G Fit?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2009

DT is reportedly interested in investing in Clearwire for spectrum access, but it would still take time to deploy next-gen services

Bucking for Digeo
The Bauminator | 9/23/2009

5:45 PM How much were you willing to pay for Paul Allen's media center baby?

Thinking LTE? Think Distributed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2009

LTE networks will likely have more radio cells on the front-end than many 3G architectures, and may get more distributed at the core, too

ATCA Is in Da House
News Analysis | 9/23/2009

And that's just the problem: In-house designs are glomming half the revenues in ATCA, according to Heavy Reading

Cablevision Looks to Lock Up Basic Video Tier
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2009

Waving the encryption rule would force some cable customers to use a set-top box to view basic channels UPDATED 4:30 PM

Competition Erodes Cisco’s CESR Lead
Ethernet Exposed | 9/23/2009

2:30 PM Cisco has beefed up its edge router portfolio but has failed to roll out a next-gen flagship Carrier Ethernet switch/router

Microsoft's Tablet Concept
Jonestown | 9/23/2009

1:10 PM Microsoft has a concept tablet, but who's buying it?

Digeo Gives Arris Multimedia Gateway Potential
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2009

Arris is joining Cisco and Moto in the chase to develop a new breed of cable devices that manage IP video, voice, and data services

Semi-Planned Obsolescence
Craig's A-List | 9/23/2009

12:25 PM When ATCA leads to quick forklift upgrades

BendBroadband Caps Docsis 3.0
The Bauminator | 9/23/2009

11:15 AM Oregon operator couples new 60-meg wideband tier with a 150-gig monthly consumption cap

Singapore Slings for AlcaLu, Huawei
News Analysis | 9/23/2009

As expected, Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei have landed deals for Singapore's National Broadband Network, but Ericsson loses out

CableLabs: 'Hundreds' Have Downloaded Tru2way Reference Stack
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2009

Critical mass is nowhere in site, but CableLabs says it's made progress since debuting a tru2way 'reference implementation' in June UPDATED 9/30 3 PM

Arris Digs Digeo
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2009

Arris to buy Digeo for $20M, a move that thrusts Arris into the broadband-fueled set-top arena and pits it in closer competition with Cisco and Motorola

Cable TV Apps: Where Art Though?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 9/22/2009

5:20 PM Cable has some catching up to do

It's Y!ou
Contentinople | 9/22/2009

5:00 PM Yes, that is the real punctuation for Yahoo's new slogan

Verizon: This Is How We'll Do It
Jonestown | 9/22/2009

4:45 PM LTE backhaul, that is

Sprint: Please, Sir, Can We Have Some More Ethernet Backhaul?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2009

Sprint's backhaul guy explains the telco's need for Ethernet behind the scenes at Light Reading's backhaul conference

Serve It Up!
Wireless Bits | 9/22/2009

4:15 PM Here's the Top Picks update for Consumer Services

Rupert Baines, VP of Marketing, picoChip Designs Ltd.
UNTV Interviews | 9/22/2009

Unstrung's Dan Jones corners picoChip to find out: Why are we talking about 4G femtocells when the 3G ones are barely out the door?

Cablevision's DVR From Afar
The Bauminator | 9/22/2009

1:05 PM MSO hasn't pulled the trigger on the RS-DVR, but it has debuted a Web-based app that lets subs manage their home-based DVRs remotely

Reliance Ignites Infratel IPO
News Analysis | 9/22/2009

With the financial markets in better health, Reliance has dusted off its plans to take its mobile tower business, Infratel, to IPO

Kable Kudos
The Cable Pipeline | 9/22/2009

11:05 AM Incumbent MSOs and cable overbuilders outdo the telcos in latest JD Power survey

Femto Fixed
Wireless Bits | 9/22/2009

9:15 AM Not a good start for the Vodafone Access Gateway

Ericsson Pushes Consumer Broadband Big Bang
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2009

Ericsson has new HSPA module for consumer electronics coming – could this help spur more wide-area connections in smaller gadgets?

Nortel's Next Auction: The Packet Core
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2009

Nortel says it's ready to sell its wireless packet core assets next, but it doesn't have a named bidder. Could Hitachi be interested?

Blockbuster Busts Out Cable Deals
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2009

Mediacom and Suddenlink will start using Blockbuster's VoD brand and might later integrate its by-mail and broadband movie services

Barry West, President, Clearwire International
LRTV Interviews | 9/22/2009

Clearwire's Barry West says WiMax is maturing as a technology and some new roaming agreements prove that point. He expects to see devices able to roam between different WiMax networks around the world in Q1 2010

The 400-Gig Vision
Craig's A-List | 9/21/2009

6:55 PM One possible path that might even go to terabit

3G Services to Get Rich
Wireless Bits | 9/21/2009

5:50 PM GSMA adds new specs for rich communications suite

4G World Slideshow
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2009

We just got our film back from the Fotomat! Please enjoy our 4G World slideshow

The Third Act
Contentinople | 9/21/2009

4:30 PM AOL CEO reveals the company's next stage of development

Dr. Alan Solheim, VP Product Management, DragonWave
UNTV Interviews | 9/21/2009

Why is there a need for bigger, better backhaul in the wireless network? One of Clearwire's backhaul providers explains the economics of fast backhaul and talks a bit about DragonWave's new 4-Gbit/s radio

BSNL: Love Me Tender
AsiaBlog | 9/21/2009

3:20 PM This time it's a $2B network for the armed forces... Huawei need not apply

Friends Across the Water
AsiaBlog | 9/21/2009

3:00 PM China Telecom hooks up with Taiwan's Chunghwa Telecom

Geneva, Anyone?
EuroBlog | 9/21/2009

2:30 PM Light Reading is heading to the ITU Telecom World show – but who else is going?

RAD: Carrier Ethernet Is Ready
Wireless Bits | 9/21/2009

2:00 PM We have the technology

FCC Chairman Pushes for Net Neutrality Rules
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/21/2009

FCC chairman seeks rules that would prevent ISPs from blocking or degrading access to broadband applications

The xTCA Ecosystem Conference I
xTCA eXamined | 9/21/2009

1:00 PM Is the open computing movement in telecom moving as fast as it might?

Meet the AT&T MicroCell
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2009

AT&T beats Sprint to a 3G femtocell, even if it's just a 'soft launch' to start

Comcast Speeds Past Qwest in Denver
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/21/2009

Comcast brings Docsis 3.0 to Qwest's backyard, likely setting the stage for a 100-Mbit/s business service

France Telecom Under Fire
EuroBlog | 9/21/2009

7:00 AM Detailed claims of staff intimidation at France Telecom

StarHub Sets Packet Precedent
News Analysis | 9/21/2009

StarHub leverages Huawei kit for a packet backhaul network that is among the most advanced in the world, according to Heavy Reading

AT&T Femto Twitter Leak Pulled
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2009

Posts revealing femto soft launch details are gone from AT&T retail manager's Twitter feed

Intel Revisits Network Processors
News Analysis | 9/18/2009

After walking away from the high-end network processor market, Intel might take another shot, this time using Xeon as its basis

Photos: Protest & Unrest in France
Slide Shows | 9/18/2009

France Telecom and Alcatel-Lucent have had their share of employee uprisings in the past few days

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 9/18/2009

4:40 PM FCC to propose net neutrality rules, Paul Allen could lose control of Charter, Rogers ties cable and wireless closer together, and more

Rick Svensson, Senior Director, Wireless Systems, Samsung Telecommunications America
UNTV Interviews | 9/18/2009

Samsung's Rick Svensson discusses the leapfrogging in device capabilities that will go on as LTE networks come online and how WiMax handsets will improve

Top Picks Update: Video Infrastructure
The Bauminator | 9/18/2009

1:05 PM So, you think you got what it takes to be an LR Top Picks winner in this category? It's high time you start proving it

Life After Wind River
Craig's A-List | 9/18/2009

12:25 PM Systems architects ponder the software question

Hesse: We'll Keep Clearwire Flush
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/18/2009

Sprint chief says he's willing to help Clearwire bridge any future funding shortfalls as the co-venture looks to complete a national WiMax network deployment

Malaysia's Maxis Plans IPO
News Analysis | 9/18/2009

Malaysian mobile operator is set to return to the public markets by listing 30% of its existing stock

Telecom NZ Scraps Caps for Web TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/18/2009

Broadband video fed to a new hybrid TiVo 'Media Device' won't count towards Telecom New Zealand's Internet usage meters and consumption caps

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 9/18/2009

9:00 AM Where's our WiMax in Chicago?

Stimulating Cable
The Bauminator | 9/17/2009

7:40 PM American Cable Association says 83 members put in bids for broadband projects totaling $1.3 billion

ZillionTV's Web TV Launch Delayed
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/17/2009

Startup says it will target consumers directly in markets where it doesn't have ISP partners

Cox's Wideband Tease
The Bauminator | 9/17/2009

4:25 PM MSO hints that a Docsis 3.0 deployment in San Diego is imminent UPDATED 5:50 PM

Look for AT&T's Femto 'Soft Launch' Soon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2009

A limited launch could happen as early as Monday, and AT&T employees are already chatting about the new 'mini cell tower in your home'

Soft, Hot & Ready to Rumble
EuroBlog | 9/17/2009

2:35 PM We're talking Top Picks here, folks, in case you were wonderin'...

Arris Nudges Cisco for Northwest Cable Upgrades
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/17/2009

Mid-sized MSO opts for integrated CMTS from Arris instead of Cisco in four new markets

VimpelCom Expands in Southeast Asia
News Analysis | 9/17/2009

VimpelCom agrees to the purchase of Millicom Lao to add to its Vietnamese and Cambodian operations as Millicom seeks exit from Asia

AsiaWatch: FTTH, Huawei, 3G & M&A
News Analysis | 9/17/2009

New Zealand's FTTH plans, Quigley's NBN team, Huawei's latest deals, PCCW linked to African talks, the ITU on Chinese 3G, and more!

Samsung Plays Broadband Device 'Leapfrog'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2009

Samsung shows off WiMax handset, netbooks, and a tablet in Chicago, and says LTE will come in 2010, 802.16m in 2011

Taking LTE Global
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/17/2009

Combined TDD/FDD modes for LTE can generate vast economies of scale

Photos: Broadband World Forum Europe Part II
Slide Shows | 9/16/2009

More pics from the Broadband World Forum Europe show floor, including GPON, 3D TV, and kick-ass cocktails

Google to Acquire Brightcove?
Contentinople | 9/16/2009

5:30 PM Sources say the two are in talks

Comcast Keeps Mobile Spectrum Sidelined
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/16/2009

The MSO still has no plans for the AWS spectrum won at auction in 2006, noting it's focused on WiMax and the partnership with Clearwire

CEA Seeks CableCARD Review
The Bauminator | 9/16/2009

5:00 PM With tru2way retail efforts off to a slow start, is DCR+ back in play?

Cablevision Gets Interactive
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/16/2009

An interactive advertising system will allow viewers to request info on products and, starting next year, buy products directly through the TV

Facebook: Yes, We Need 100-GigE
News Analysis | 9/16/2009

In fact, it's already time to start talking about 400-GigE and beyond, a network engineer says

China's 'Network of Things'
AsiaBlog | 9/16/2009

3:35 PM Sensing an opportunity, China pushes sensor networks

Top Picks: E for Effort
EuroBlog | 9/16/2009

3:00 PM Imagination and commitment key to Top Picks success

Analyst Downgrade Knocks Verizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2009

UBS analyst drops earnings estimate for Verizon in the second half of 2009 and sees ARPU growth slowing for Verizon Wireless

Clearwire Is a WiMax Company (For Now)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2009

CEO Bill Morrow touts Clearwire's WiMax credentials, but leaves the door wide open for LTE in the future

Top Picks Update
The Philter | 9/16/2009

12:30 PM Category updates, plus a formula for becoming a winner

FCC Wants Another Peek
Monkey Bidness | 9/16/2009

11:00 AM Can't get enough of that wardrobe malfunction

MaxLinear Tunes Up Cable Power Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/16/2009

MaxLinear could rival Microtune with a new line of low-power silicon tuners for digital cable set-tops and more advanced 'gateway' products

Google Plays Wireless Matchmaker
Wireless Bits | 9/16/2009

10:25 AM Internet giant brings femtos and WiFi together

Is Starent Ready for M&A Action?
Wireless Bits | 9/16/2009

10:00 AM Word on the street puts Starent in acquisition talks

AlcaLu Makes Its Packet-Optical Move
News Analysis | 9/16/2009

The company is thinking big, with a plan to redefine the way packet and optical networks interact. And the stakes are bigger than a P-OTS box, AlcaLu says

No Darwin for You!
Monkey Bidness | 9/16/2009

9:20 AM Don't mention it. No, really – don't

Clearwire Testing in Silicon Valley as LTE Looms
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2009

Here we go again with the WiMax versus LTE debate for Clearwire

The Future TV Experience
LRTV Documentaries | 9/16/2009

Get your 3D glasses on. Georgina Burnett talks to execs from Etisalat, PCCW, and Ericsson about the TV experience of the future

Taiwan Mobile Puts Pressure on Chunghwa
News Analysis | 9/16/2009

Combination of Taiwan Mobile and cable operator Kbro is designed to rival Chunghwa Telecom

Time Warner Cable Relights Its SDV Fire
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/16/2009

TWC gets ready to roll with BigBand's switched digital video gear in the major markets of New York City, Los Angeles, and Dallas

Samsung: Early Leader in LTE Devices?
Jonestown | 9/15/2009

5:40 PM Samsung is supplying gadgets to Verizon and MetroPCS. Is it taking an early lead in LTE devices?

No Leno on YouTube
Contentinople | 9/15/2009

4:30 PM Jay Leno's new show premiered last night, but you won't find any clips of it on YouTube

App Movers
Craig's A-List | 9/15/2009

3:50 PM My API can beat up your API

Eircom Nears Another Sale
EuroBlog | 9/15/2009

3:15 PM Irish incumbent set to change hands again

Telstra Faces Breakup
News Analysis | 9/15/2009

Australian Government gives Telstra Hobson's choice: separate or we'll split you up

4G World: AT&T – an LTE Tortoise
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2009

A less breakneck approach to deploying a proto-4G network will provide users a better service and more device choice, AT&T's keynoter claims

Infinera Talks Metro, 40-Gig
News Analysis | 9/15/2009

The long-awaited metro system has landed, but a 40-Gig product is still a ways off

Ericsson Lands LTE Gig at MetroPCS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2009

MetroPCS will use Ericsson LTE access and core infrastructure and Samsung handsets for its next-gen mobile broadband network

Vendors Close In on Singapore's NGN
News Analysis | 9/15/2009

Alcatel-Lucent and Huawei are in line to sign contracts for big roles in Singapore's next-gen network project

Cyan Plays God With Optical
News Analysis | 9/15/2009

Another C-level startup? After Cerent and Calix, Michael Hatfield is hoping to strike optical gold in the packet-optical market

4G World: LTE Climbs on WiMax's Shoulders
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2009

LTE vendors build on work already done with WiMax

U-verse Adds Mosaics, Media Sharing
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/14/2009

AT&T's video platform counters cable with a mosaic app called Multiview and music and photo sharing from the home PC

Level 3 Wins MS Deals
Contentinople | 9/14/2009

4:15 PM After Akamai rejected them

Monkey Bidness | 9/14/2009

1:30 PM The new Lost Generation

Mavenir, Acme Tackle LTE Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2009

Convergence specialist Mavenir and session border controller vendor Acme team up to offer a non-IMS voice-over-LTE solution

Huawei May Lose to ITI in India
AsiaBlog | 9/14/2009

12:45 PM India's BSNL thinks again and awards $2B contract to ITI instead of Huawei, according to local reports

CA Nabs NetQoS for $200M
News Analysis | 9/14/2009

CA adds to its OSS assets with the purchase of performance management specialist NetQoS for a whopping $200 million

AlcaLu's Gone to P-OTS
Craig's A-List | 9/14/2009

NOON A Wednesday announcement could target the optical core

Comcast-TWC Combo not in the Cards
The Cable Pipeline | 9/14/2009

11:35 AM Here's why...

4G World: Clearwire Surfs a Bigger 'Wave
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2009

DragonWave has a new 4-Gbit/s microwave backhaul box, and Clearwire is first in line to use it

Avaya's $900M Bid Wins Nortel Auction
News Analysis | 9/14/2009

Avaya lands Nortel's Enterprise business with a winning bid of $900 million, nearly double its original offer

India Resets 3G Date
News Analysis | 9/14/2009

It's on at last... allegedly... India's 3G spectrum auction is set to kick off on December 7

Sprint Acquisition Rumor Returns
EuroBlog | 9/14/2009

8:20 AM Talk that Deutsche Telekom could bid for Sprint has resurfaced

Light Reading at IBC Amsterdam
LRTV Documentaries | 9/14/2009

As the broadcasting and telecom industries grow ever closer, Georgina Burnett reports from Europe's biggest television tradeshow and finds out what new innovations are getting telecom service providers all excited

Nortel Auction: Still No Word
EuroBlog | 9/14/2009

3:45 AM The fate of Nortel's Enterprise division is still up in the air

No Nortel Deal Yet
Craig's A-List | 9/12/2009

1:00 PM Still no word on the Nortel enterprise auction

This Day in History
Monkey Bidness | 9/12/2009

6:00 AM A stunning coincidence

Finisar's New Numbers
Craig's A-List | 9/11/2009

4:50 PM Great stuff, if you like puzzles

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 9/11/2009

3:40 PM Hello, Google? Can WiMax have a smartphone?

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 9/11/2009

2:50 PM Mulling a Comcast-TWC merger, Canadian MSOs square off, Clearleap jumps on Bresnan, big changes at Insight, and more

Photos: Broadband World Forum Europe Part I
Slide Shows | 9/11/2009

We made the annual trip to the BBWF, held this year in Paris, and even remembered to take our camera! Check out the results

Global Broadband Heads for 500M
EuroBlog | 9/11/2009

2:00 PM It's extrapolation time!!

Virgin Taps Cisco for Video Upgrade
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/11/2009

Virgin is prepping a major big content delivery system upgrade, and indications are it might deploy a new breed of hybrid QAM-IP gateways

DoCoMo to Buy Content Delivery Specialist
News Analysis | 9/11/2009

Japanese giant set to bolster its European presence with plans to acquire mobile content delivery specialist Net Mobile

VCs: Mobile Apps Need Breathing Space
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2009

VCs tell their mobile apps startups to not cede power to carriers, but that could leave operators empty-handed from the apps boom

Recovery Act: Cable Bids for Broadband Funds
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/11/2009

By our count, cable MSOs requested at least $442M to fund more than 54 broadband-related stimulus projects

Could Moto Mess Up the Cliq?
Jonestown | 9/10/2009

8:15 PM On paper, at least, the Cliq looks like an excellent addition to the Android stable. Yes, this is Motorola we're talking about...

Motorola: My First Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2009

Motorola's Cliq delivers social-networking smarts on an Android handset

Qualcomm Firms Up Femto Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2009

Qualcomm licenses out CDMA for home base stations as it preps its own femtocell chipset for 2010

BBWF's Liquid Gold
EuroBlog | 9/10/2009

4:10 PM This year's battle of the beverages was a tie

Is AT&T Snubbing TV Everywhere?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 9/10/2009

2:25 PM More mystery for the multiplatform conundrum

Swearing by Broadband
EuroBlog | 9/10/2009

1:45 PM Ericsson's CEO-elect has a great command of the English language...

Microsoft, Cable Get Cuddlier
The Bauminator | 9/10/2009

1:30 PM Windows Media Center with Windows 7 to support SDV, help cable ops extend video programming to more screens

NEC's LTE Launch Pad
AsiaBlog | 9/10/2009

1:15 PM -- Can NEC use Japanese LTE experiences to become a major RAN player and fill the gap left by Nortel?

BBWF: ZTE Touts 10G EPON Trials
News Analysis | 9/10/2009

Chinese vendor says it has conducted two 10G EPON trials with carriers as it competes for traction in the next-gen broadband market

Sarin Rejoins Cisco's Board
News Analysis | 9/10/2009

Now that he doesn't have to run Vodafone anymore, Arun Sarin has come back to Cisco

AlcaLu/Huawei Rumor Update
EuroBlog | 9/10/2009

9:15 AM Fresh denials from the Chinese vendor

RGB Raids Envivio
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/10/2009

RGB nabs two longtime Envivio execs as the vendor looks to shore up its CTO and international sales slots and pursue an IPO in 2010

Verivue's Coffers Swell by $20M
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/10/2009

Jim Dolce's video switch startup insists it wasn't seeking a new round of funds, but is happy to take more cash when it's offered UPDATED 1:50 PM

C&W Picks Move for Online Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/10/2009

Cable and Wireless to use Move's adaptive bit-rate technology to serve up video in 38 countries

Comcast Nears 'TV Everywhere' Launch
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/9/2009

COO Steve Burke says a national rollout of the 'On Demand Online' service is 30 to 60 days away

BBWF: WDM PON? Bring It On!
News Analysis | 9/9/2009

If Telecom Italia's CTO is on the money, incumbent carriers are going to turn to WDM PON systems for their future broadband needs

Friends & Enemies
The Bauminator | 9/9/2009

4:40 PM When it comes to SeaChange and Verivue, they are now one and the same

Palm Shows Off Second WebOS Handset
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2009

Thinner and cheaper than the Pre, 'Pixi' will be exclusive to Sprint until at least the end of the year

Keeping the Cash Flowing
The Cable Pipeline | 9/9/2009

3:00 PM MSOs are still printing cash even as their basic video sub bases decline

Dragonwave Gets a Clear(wire) Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2009

Canadian backhaul vendor predicts $20M boost in fiscal year 2010 revenue

Sigma vs. Broadcom
Craig's A-List | 9/9/2009

2:00 PM Like you didn't see this coming

Vecima Ready to Ride With Comcast's 'Cavalry'?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/9/2009

Following a delay, supplier says its digital-to-analog gateway for MDUs is fit to ship, with Comcast considered the likely beneficiary

Zain's $13.7B Mystery Investors
News Analysis | 9/9/2009

What do a Malaysian billionaire and an Indian conglomerate with its own mobile technology have to do with Kuwait-based telecom group Zain?

AT&T to Boost 3G Speeds
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2009

iPhone 3GS users will be among those able to get faster 3G in six cities in the US by year's end

Ethernet Expo Carrier Speaker Lineup
Ethernet Exposed | 9/9/2009

12:15 PM This year's Expo has its most senior lineup of carrier speakers yet UPDATED 1:50 PM

Should Broadband Flow Like Water?
The Philter | 9/9/2009

11:10 AM No. One survey says there are at least 100M people who aren't sold on broadband being a core utility

BBWF: Huawei's Big Year
EuroBlog | 9/9/2009

10:05 AM Recession? What recession? Huawei confirms half-year numbers

Vivendi Bids $2.9B for Brazilian Telco
News Analysis | 9/9/2009

French telecom and media company Vivendi splashes out in Brazil to expand its emerging market footprint

Juniper, NSN Launch Joint Venture
News Analysis | 9/8/2009

With the fiery name of Carrier Ethernet Solutions, the JV pledges to have its products in place by Q1

CTIA: LTE, Android & Femtos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2009

What Unstrung expects to make headlines at this fall's CTIA show in San Diego

Comcast Gets Bizzy With 100-Meg Tier
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/8/2009

Twin Cities first to get Comcast's new $370-a-month business-class tier, but MSO's mum on when it might intro a residential version

SKT's App Store Aims Globally
News Analysis | 9/8/2009

Korea's top mobile operator has global ambitions for its mobile app store, but Korea's rules for device openness might not translate

CTIA: What a Difference a Decade Makes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/8/2009

Reflecting on how the North American wireless industry got to where it is today

Sandvine Pumps Up Policy Switch
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/8/2009

Sandvine's PTS gets a booster shot to support throughputs of 240 Gbit/s per cluster, but the obvious MSO hasn't signed on yet

T-Mobile, Orange Join Forces in UK
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2009

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom plan UK joint venture that will be the largest mobile operator in the country

BBWF: Adtran Piggybacks Into AT&T Domain
News Analysis | 9/8/2009

Ericsson has enlisted the help of Adtran to flesh out the portfolio it's taking into AT&T's wireline access domain

Zain Stake on the Block
Wireless Bits | 9/8/2009

9:35 AM Shareholders look to offload 46% stake worth $13.7B

BBWF: Sweden Retains Euro FTTH Top Spot
News Analysis | 9/8/2009

Sweden still has Europe's highest FTTH/B penetration rate, with Norway a close second, according to the latest FTTH Council stats

Actelis Bags Cash, Euro Customers
News Analysis | 9/8/2009

The Ethernet-over-copper vendor continues its push to win Tier 2s (and small incumbents), and its investors are kicking in more cash to help

DoCoMo Gives IMS a Shot in the Arm
News Analysis | 9/7/2009

Can DoCoMo's new approach give IMS services new momentum?

AT&T's LTE Suppliers
Wireless Bits | 9/7/2009

2:20 PM Are AlcaLu and Ericsson shoo-ins?

Battle for T-Mobile UK Heats Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2009

Vodafone and O2 have offered bids for T-Mobile UK, but Deutsche Telekom eyes a merger with Orange UK, according to reports

Broadcom Blends GPON With MoCA
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/7/2009

Chip giant launches its anticipated GPON-MoCA 1.1 chipset, but rival Entropic claims it's the wrong product at the wrong time

BBWF: AlcaLu Shows Off 10GPON
News Analysis | 9/7/2009

Alcatel-Lucent demos next-generation PON technology with LTE mobile traffic, and offers a guide to help GPON equipment interoperability

BBWF: Ericsson Enters AT&T's GPON Domain
News Analysis | 9/7/2009

Swedish giant kicks its broadband week off to a flyer with news that it's one of the two chosen suppliers in AT&T's Wireline Access domain

OneChip Readies EPON Parts
News Analysis | 9/7/2009

The all-in-one transceiver maker, pushing chip integration as a key to cost savings, is readying its EPON devices

China Unicom, Telefónica Strengthen Ties
News Analysis | 9/6/2009

Carriers invest in each other as they strengthen their alliance with plans to co-source technology and jointly develop service platforms

Court Awards $200M More to TiVo
The Bauminator | 9/4/2009

5:15 PM And Dish and EchoStar are 'pleased' about DVR-related patent sanction because it could've been a whole lot worse

CTIA: M2M & Healthcare Meet Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/4/2009

CTIA is expecting a strong wireless showing in San Diego this October despite continued general economic problems

IndiaWatch: Hold-Ups & Hangovers
News Analysis | 9/4/2009

As India’s mobile number portability deadline gets shunted back to the end of the year, Telenor and MTNL suffer strategic headaches

Korea Opens IPTV Floodgates
AsiaBlog | 9/4/2009

1:40 PM International content to give Korean IPTV further impetus

Ciena: Ready to Pay for Nortel's MEN?
News Analysis | 9/4/2009

Yes, it's legal in Canada (we think). Ciena and a private equity group could make a bid for Nortel's Metro Ethernet group

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 9/4/2009

12:45 PM Clearwire price cuts: How low should they go?

Arris Snares CMTS Crown From Cisco
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/4/2009

Arris takes the lead after a strong Q2 and a dive by Cisco, but a quick Cisco comeback isn't out of the question

AT&T Unveils Domain Supplier Strategy
News Analysis | 9/4/2009

Following months of speculation, AT&T confirms its slimmed-down approach to key vendor selections

Slideshow: The Friday Five
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/4/2009

Our pics of the week include wildfire threats, M&A bets, a French telco vet, and a tiny mobile TV set

Cisco Targets Korea
Craig's A-List | 9/4/2009

9:05 AM With $2B coming its way, Korea probably doesn't mind

BBWF Preview: GPON a Go-Go!
News Analysis | 9/4/2009

PON developments of all kinds are set to be a key focus at next week's Broadband World Forum Europe jamboree in Paris

Siemens to Join Nortel Enterprise Fray
News Analysis | 9/4/2009

It's (sort of) official: A report says Siemens and Gores Group will challenge Avaya for the Nortel enterprise business, as expected

Sprint to Offer Android HTC Hero
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2009

Sprint becomes the second US carrier to support the Google's Android OS

VUDU Spreads
Contentinople | 9/3/2009

4:25 PM The streaming movie service lands on two more devices

Gaedtke Jumps From Joost, Joins TW Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/3/2009

IP engineer and Web TV guru heads to TWC as the MSO gets ready to roll out its first 'TV Everywhere' test

Japan's EMobile Pumps Up Its HSPA+
News Analysis | 9/3/2009

Momentum grows behind HSPA+ in Asia/Pacific as Japan's EMobile launches services in major cities

Nokia Stands Down at MWC
EuroBlog | 9/3/2009

2:00 PM Handset giant decides not to exhibit at Mobile World Congress

Fall Into CTIA
LR Mobile Column | 9/3/2009

It shouldn't be hard to find something exciting about the upcoming CTIA IT & Entertainment show

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 9/3/2009

12:15 PM Cable gets closer to better movie windows, Cablevision wants to put WiFi on rails, and more

Ciena Offers Hope
News Analysis | 9/3/2009

Fiscal third-quarter sales beat expectations. Dare anyone mention a recovery?

Transmode Joins Mobile Backhaul Fray
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2009

Swedish optical specialist unveils mobile backhaul product and bets on operators taking fiber out to base stations

Nokia Adds Facebook as Friend
Wireless Bits | 9/2/2009

7:15 PM Nokia gets hip to mixing social networking with location awareness

AlcaLu Scores Core 100G Win
News Analysis | 9/2/2009

Qwest is building its next backbone on AlcaLu, moving the vendor's 7750 onto the same big stage as Cisco and Juniper's core routers

Carriers Go Slow on Packet Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2009

Despite the need to save costs, operators are slow to adopt packet transmission in their backhaul networks, finds a new Heavy Reading report

Couch Potatoes
Contentinople | 9/2/2009

4:20 PM More Americans are surfing the Net and watching TV at the same time, study finds

IndiaWatch: Four for Thought
AsiaBlog | 9/2/2009

2:50 PM M&A, IPO, and investment news from India's telcos

SeaChange Gets Closer to Comcast, Europe
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/2/2009

SeaChange ends Q2 with a tighter Comcast relationship and an entree to Europe's budding VoD market

Seven Takes Mobile WiMax Down Under
News Analysis | 9/2/2009

Subsidiary of media giant Seven set to rival 3G players with Australia's first mobile WiMax network and its plans for LTE

AfricaWatch: M&A Frenzy
News Analysis | 9/2/2009

Africa's telecom sector is ripe for mergers and acquisitions, with Morocco and Nigeria the latest markets in the spotlight

Nortel Spotting
The Bauminator | 9/2/2009

11:25 AM Last seen helping Suddenlink prepare for disasters. Oh, the irony of it all

RGB's TV Everywhere Offer: A Video God Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/2/2009

RGB's new gateway aims for the crowded any stream/any screen market

WiChorus Packet Core Is in the Clear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2009

Startup supplies packet core equipment to mobile WiMax operator Clearwire in multiple US cities

AlcaLu Eyes LG-Nortel
Wireless Bits | 9/2/2009

7:50 AM Equipment maker among four bidders reportedly shortlisted for Nortel's stake in LG-Nortel

Infinera Goes Underwater
News Analysis | 9/1/2009

And it's taking Global Crossing with it, as the vendor announces its gear for submarine networks

Brocade, Dell Extend Pact
News Analysis | 9/1/2009

Dell joins IBM in putting together an end-to-end data center strategy, going up against Cisco and HP

Defining 'Broadband'
The Bauminator | 9/1/2009

5:00 PM NCTA and Verizon say FCC should keep the current benchmarks, while Free Press proposes a 5-Mbit/s symmetrical link

MTS India Signs Up for Advanced CDMA
News Analysis | 9/1/2009

India's fastest-growing new mobile operator, Sistema Shyam TeleServices, is first to commit to CDMA 1x Advanced

Disney Buys Marvel
Contentinople | 9/1/2009

4:15 PM The $4B acquisition was too expensive for some shareholders

Arris Gets EGT for a Song
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2009

Arris puts up $6.5M to snag the assets of video encoding specialist EGT, a company that raised at least $30M during its nine-year history

Recovery Act: Clearwire Reveals Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2009

Clearwire sheds some light on its plans for using broadband stimulus funds as it launches service in 10 new markets

Skype's the Limit
The Philter | 9/1/2009

11:35 AM In the right hands, Skype could be much more than a $1B company

TiVo Angling for a Buyer?
The Bauminator | 9/1/2009

11:20 AM The speculation continues after DVR pioneer sues AT&T and Verizon

China's Battle of the Vowels
AsiaBlog | 9/1/2009

8:50 AM The OPhone follows swiftly on the heels of the iPhone

Nokia Siemens Replaces Its CEO
News Analysis | 9/1/2009

Simon Beresford-Wylie is being replaced by NSN's head of services, Rajeev Suri, who takes the helm on October 1

Cox Adds Interop to Wireless Roster
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2009

Interop's on board to manage all of Cox's wireless messaging needs, but the MSO has an option to take it all in-house later on

SeaChange Goes Dutch for VoD Smarts
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2009

SeaChange buys Dutch video-on-demand software specialist eventIS for nearly $37 million

Skype Sale Imminent?
EuroBlog | 9/1/2009

4:00 AM Reports suggest eBay will announce sale of Skype today

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