It was a trick, not a treat
Ruling intends to open up the MDU video marketplace, but one commissioner believes the ban is vulnerable to an appeal
Company's decision to 'retire' its CMTS line is fueling speculation that the digital video specialist is prepping for a possible sale
The Alcatel-Lucent revamp sees its Carrier Business Group reorganized into seven units, with GSM and WCDMA surviving the shuffle
This is scary stuff
FastWeb charges Telecom Italia with illegal win-back tactics
The domain registry provides some clues
NexTone and Reef Point are still on track to combine, our sources say
Corporations bog down the promise of Web 2.0
Contest winners: the good, the bad, the scary
Q3 results generally met analyst expectations, but subscriber results were disappointing
I'm not dressing as an iPhone, are you?
New Gmail update offers synchronization across devices
In which we prove it's 'idiot-proof'
And you can keep your euro, too
With Google's backing, UbiquiSys ramps up for femtocell mass production and user trials
Judges give it a 5.6
Two of Alcatel-Lucent's senior management team are leaving, including the CFO, and there could be more
Alcatel-Lucent takes its headcount reduction up to 16,500 in an effort to boost its bottom line as the vendor announces a Q3 loss
Do you care?
Layoffs of 15% hit the cable equipment firm as its Cuda line gets 'retired'
The CDMA vendor might expand beyond its core technology as the wireless market moves to 4G
M&A could take 60 to 90 days
Qualcomm's new multi-cellular laptop chipset should light a fire under Intel
Oh, so close
Absent of rival bids and upset shareholders, it appears the marriage between Arris and C-COR may be consummated quicker than expected
OSS firm buys into the packet inspection fraternity
Qwest plans to pass an additional 1.5 million homes with fiber to the node
Vodafone makes femtocell vendor choices while others near supplier selections
B round brings in $15 million for Imagine's spectrum-saving technology
Breaking News: MySpace's Tom just aged five years
Good PR does exist
Alcatel-Lucent CEO is presenting a revised business plan to her board today before making a Halloween earnings presentation
Blenders, not so much
Profits warning leads to class action suit
Sources say the companies will announce a merger later this week
Big plans for India get bigger
More pics and pans from last week's TelcoTV show in Atlanta
French operator is now aiming to pass 241,000 homes in Paris with its FTTH offer by the end of this year
An expected FCC ruling on Halloween could put a scare into cable's MDU service strategies
Private equity firm Platinum Equity is set to acquire Covad for $304M, nearly a 60% premium
A dog's life for the cult gadget
The book closes on a bit of optical components history, as Pirelli buys a piece of the former Alcatel Optronics
3 and Skype launch cheap 3G phone that offers inexpensive calls for subscribers
Is it wrong to envy Boise?
In defiance of all the negative hype surrounding muni WiFi busts, the outdoor wireless mesh market is still growing strong
Analyst raises estimates on how much Apple is making from AT&T's sales of the iPhone
Squabbles arise as Chinese further delay 3G rollouts
Verizon's net income falls 34 percent in Q3, but the company continues to show strong growth in wireless and FiOS TV
Verizon shows off some FiOS TV applications still in the R&D phase
Oracle's takeover offer expires, leaving BEA hanging
Haven't you always wanted a crustacean on your wall?
Obstacles to 'open access' in the 700MHz C-band lessen
All you need to enjoy Atlanta is a long lense and a smile
'Click here to lose your job'
Much of the hot news in mobile content happened behind closed doors at CTIA
Packet Vision wants to make ad insertion a service, rather than just selling gear
Asia market vs. geek market
Foundry, Ikanos, Bookham: dealin' heat
After settling its second patent dispute in a month, Vonage shares soar
Wireless carrier is first to distribute Alcatel-Lucent's Laptop Guardian connection card
Deckchairs rearranged at record pace
Targeted ads are tempting the telcos
Internet pioneer Larry Roberts is back with a diatribe on the shortcomings of current IP routing technology
Broadband content producers: Take a bow
Profits drop the struggling phone vendor, but analysts see a better Q4 ahead
Here's a hot topic from the show
The access vendor becomes the second company to license Microsoft's Mediaroom platform for IPTV
Aeluros makes its $57M exit
It seems ex-Openwavers are the people behind the next generation of mobile content
Mullets, Bud Lite, HS Football, and TelcoTV
Middleware remains an issue for telcos looking to roll out IPTV services
Swedish vendor's CFO resigns following surprise Q3 profit slump
Getting out of Cisco's way?
The carrier Ethernet specialist finally finds a buyer, and, as expected, it's Nokia Siemens Networks
Please... no more fairy dust... I beg you...
French incumbent's share price climbs more than 6% on better-than-expected revenue growth
The ghosts of 2000 rise again
Networking pioneer Larry Roberts says routing economics could threaten the Internet's future
EchoStar has thrown its hat into the IPTV ring. Would a potential AT&T acquisition hurt or help this venture?
The wireless show with two faces: Dr Jekyll & Mr Mild
FiOS's owners want to try ad insertion
Verizon and others at TelcoTV praise the benefits of FTTH
RIM and Facebook make eyes at wireless show, Google waits in the wings
Who ya' gonna call?
Are they getting any closer to the Holy Grail?
The latest bid to take Cablevision private gets voted down
A plea for à la carte?
Watch an ad, see a video for free
But don't try asking for stamps
Bolloré has friends in high places
That cellphone business is killer
AT&T's TelcoTV keynote included some present and future interactive services on U-verse TV
Channeling JFK at TelcoTV
In other news, Xtera's still alive
This email caught my attention with a novel marketing claim
Infinera posted continued sales momentum and an increasingly diverse customer base in the third quarter
Telefónica's bid for a 10% stake in Telecom Italia won final regulatory approval
Pull the other one!
If they build it, will you care?
Rural telephone companies here say providing TV service is worth all the headaches
As expected, Cisco buys Navini; will it change the nascent market for wireless broadband?
Equipment vendor beats the street on strong routing and SLT sales
It's banano-fascist awareness week
Level 3 shares fell more than 20 percent after integration problems forced the company to revise its forecast
Now offering symmetrical bandwidth with upload speeds on FiOS being notched up to 20 Mbit/s in NY, NJ, and CT
When ya gotta go...
Mobile software firm develops a secure broker between the iPhone's public email connections and the corporate world
Emerging-markets mobile carrier beats expectations with strong Q3 numbers, driven by growth in Africa
TIM offers mobile broadband and new Internet tariff
They're the keys to customer satisfaction
Numbers don't lie
Frodo is next
France Telecom calls for open access to fiber ducts
Another $8M in funding comes to a carrier-class Ethernet startup that's older than you think
Stuck inside a hotel with the mobile blues again
The company disappointed with lower earnings and revenues due to weakness in the North American wireless market
Cisco buys into WiMax with the acquisition of Navini Networks for $330 million
Some notes on my march through Atlanta
Yeah, we're milking this thing
AT&T added a record 2 million wireless subscribers in the third quarter of 2007
Orange must sell unlocked iPhones
How long will BigBand keep its current CEO?
WiMax is no longer a blind spot for Cisco
The Top 10 Awards we didn't hand out last week
France Telecom hires former Virgin Mobile CEO to lead Orange UK
The proposed $169M acquisition of LGC Wireless pushes ADC into the indoor access market
3G takeup means the US now leads the world in average data revenues
Ahead of plan, Indian telecom operators surpass their goal of 250M subscribers
The head of Cisco's Brazilian operations is among those freed by police as a federal investigation continues
The cable industry may have just gained another acronym
Hutchison 3G offers the music download service at less than half the price that European operators charge
AT&T becomes the third major carrier this year to sue Vonage for patent infringement
German magazine reports T-Mobile interest in 3 Italia
Skype will unveil mobile phone soon – report
Will it have an effect on M&A chatter?
Most overrated evre
Or, more musical misadventures
The AP reports what everyone already knew
Fiber and copper and whatever's in between
More snapshots from our Ethernet Expo event in NYC
You can forget the sweet nothings
Applications integration promises to be tomorrow's hot topic, while fiber reach and E-NNI remain big today
Indian CDMA operators have received approval to roll out GSM-based services
Indian national operator BSNL has issued an RFP for GEPON gear and looks set to issue a new WiMax tender in the coming weeks
Comcast could ring in '08 as the fourth largest residential phone service provider in the US, and goose growth with new features
Shares in Poland's Dialog might be up for grabs soon
Official status as an IMT-2000 standard paves the way for mobile WiMax deployments
New 1.1 version cooks in faster throughputs, QOS mechanisms for high-def video, and wider network coverage
Ethernet Expo highlights
Environmental group details iPhone concerns
The optical startup gets $20 million in a second round of funding in an effort to expand its European and North American operations
But where are the applications?
Nokia and the Apple iPhone help to lift third-quarter handset sales
I'm leaving the news cockpit for a week, but here are a few things on tap next week in cableland
Nokia Siemens Networks will slim down its product portfolio further to achieve its additional €500M in annual cost cuts
Stock slips due to uncertainty over its transition from the core router market to its new software control plane venture
Four carriers take home the top three honors at Heavy Reading's annual awards
British incumbent wants to harvest the wind
Jobs says Apple will have a third party developers kit in February 2008
Some snapshots from the show floor at Ethernet Expo
FCC Chair wants broadcasters to offer multiple digital services over the air but believes success will hinge on guaranteed cable carriage
Weather Investments adds to its Greek assets
Nokia Siemens Networks sees its revenues rise and operating loss narrow in Q3, but an extra €500M is still to be cut
Plenty of people are ready to weigh in on Unstrung's recent Cisco WiMax coverage
'Father has left the building'
40-Gig optical vendor gets $19 million from strategic partner JDSU and others
As the Web 2.0 revolution lays siege to the telecom industry, you must beware of Geeks bearing benchmarks.
Goldman Sachs invests $24 million in Indian optical networking vendor
The FCC's recent mandate needs to make exceptions for some small operators, the NCTA chief says
Telekom Slovenije expands into Albania with an ISP investment as suitors queue up to buy a slice of the Slovenian incumbent operator
As opposition mounts, Cablevision says it still wants to go ahead with a privatization deal
Authorities reportedly have made 40 arrests related to an alleged scheme of tax evasion
Mobile TV viewing is low in the US and Europe, but the introduction of mobile broadcast networks could increase usage
FiOS comes to Trump
Ethernet Expo: Look who's missing
LR leads, and Wall Street follows?
Novel uses for Big Ugly Dishes
That's good enough for me...
Spanish mobile operators under investigation for price fixing
Avici says its Soapstone control plane software has drawn attention from carriers interested in its PBT management capabilities
German carriers miss out on mobile TV platform bid
2008 looks like it might – finally – be the year WiFi goes airborne in the US
A picture perfect evening captured in – wait for it – pictures
Carrier Ethernet still has plenty of holes to patch, an AT&T keynoter says
Is Wall Street missing out on the Ethernet story?
Orange gets the iPhone
Led Zep goes mobile
California's Center for Environmental Health files notice
Verizon Business is taking its international Ethernet services into three emerging Central and Eastern European markets
What's your favorite cheese?
More data points about the need for speed
In tribute to mysterious news releases...
Our guide to who makes what in the Ethernet world
Motricity muscles in on more mobility
Shortfall fever reaches Ericsson, which sees its stock lose 27% of its value following a Q3 profit warning
The annual Light Reading awards have been handed out at a gala dinner in New York and here's who won
Coming off a $12M round of funding, the startup will initially focus on targeted ad systems for cable-delivered video on demand
2007 Leading Lights Awards
Cablevision shares drop as opposition mounts against the Dolan family's bid to take the MSO private
Inflatable Ghost Buster
As service providers offer Ethernet services in more places, the move to fiber, by some, is seen as inevitable
Enterprise customers need session border controllers, too, Acme says
Why, everyone's at Ethernet Expo!
Hilarity ensues... sorta
Italy's WiMax spectrum auction is finally set for January 2008
It's not the answer, yet
UK health agency studies WiFi exposure
A buyer's market, if you happen to be us
Optical vendor aims to raise $113 million by issuing 5 million new shares, while stockholders plan to sell a further 5 million
Can't blog Ethernet Expo without mentioning IPTV
Growth is great, but high margins won't last
European Commissioner Viviane Reding will shake up the telecom market next month with plans for an FCC-style European regulator
Does Alcatel-Lucent fancy some of Thomson's telco assets?
Who soared? Who sank? A look at last year's Leading Lights winners
Cisco's WiMax acquisition plans are moving ahead fast, according to sources
John and Timothy Rigas are not going down without a fight
The CDN wasn't the reason I couldn't download the new Radiohead album
Oracle lays down a $6.7B challenge
Updated guidance reveals the content delivery network is doing better than previously thought
Norwegian incumbent plans pockets of fiber-to-the-home in major cities, an IPTV service launch, and WiMax coverage
Initial deployment of TiVo-powered set-tops in Boston is a big deal for cable MSOs
India's Department of Telecom is faced with a stack of mobile license applications and a growing spat among operators over spectrum
Wireless backhaul promises to be a major carrier Ethernet market, but vendors claim it's harder than it looks
An escape from Bookham
WiMax ain't dead yet
MVNO prices IPO at low end of range, will pay Sprint $136M with some of the proceeds
'I wouldn't eat that if I were you'
The Trumpet Strikes Back
How does your cable lore stack up against the experts?
CableLabs is investigating an extension to PacketCable 2.0 that will pave a path to cable-delivered business services
CEO says the company would rather pursue deals than lawsuits after scoring a key patent for TV-based telephony
Halloween just got real scary
But is IPTV coming?
The company says it's just following the money
Research and education network enables dynamic circuits and bandwidth on demand with help from Ciena and Infinera
Alcatel-Lucent carrier chief Michel Rahier says there's no let-up in the pricing squeeze that's hitting the vendor's numbers
Catchup work continues as UTStarcom files 2006 earnings and announces staff cuts of 11%
Redback lands router deal to support French operator Neuf Cegetel's FTTH rollout, beating AlcaLu to the deal
But the wireless broadband playing field is more open than ever
Government kickstarts WiMax and network contract are rolling in
Digital content news
As carriers build out Ethernet service deployments, access devices get the spotlight
Competitors say the DPI vendor's earnings forecast is not indicative of the market as a whole
KPN gets fined -- again
I bought one so you don't have to
French regulator rejects Iliad subsidiary Free Mobile's bid for a 3G license
BT says changes in its 21CN project are part of a planned annual review. The carrier denies there's been any 'cull' of execs
TiVo chief seems a bit conflicted about when Comcast will begin commercial rollouts of cable boxes powered by TiVo's software
Jim Carrey's depiction of The Cable Guy has got nothin' on this tale of a Golden Girl gone wild
Google acquires microblogging platform Jaiku along with everything else
CEO's departure could mean changes in Sprint's WiMax strategy
Revenues will fall short again, sending Allot stock downward after hours
Though still considered a 'demo' box, new Scientific Atlanta device should figure into Comcast's next-gen RNG set-top project
Rutberg reports a blow-out September for wireless venture funding
A day-by-day glance
Carrier Ethernet will dominate the discussion of Ethernet's future at Ethernet Expo 2007, opening October 15 in New York City
Carrier Ethernet will dominate the discussion of Ethernet's future at Ethernet Expo 2007, opening October 15 in New York City.
Goofy Names Index alert
Who's afraid of Ovi?
AT&T agrees to acquire 700 MHz spectrum from Aloha Partners for $2.5 billion
Veteran starter gets two more years
A note on the Alltel pitchman's popularity
Wall Street tongues are wagging
Axe meet grind. Is anyone else getting the feeling that Bob Garfield isn't wild about Comcast?
BT's Andy Green seeks greener pastures to take the CEO position at LogicaCMG
Get your iPhone 24-carat-gold plated
Juniper's Scott Kriens gets a job title makeover
Deep packet inspection and policy control emerge as early talking points at the Broadband World Forum Europe
Gary Forsee is out, as Sprint braces for another disappointing quarter
A new Cable Interest Group attracts top MSOs – most of them, anyway
Content, the Internet, and intolerable people
Vodafone buys fixed-line assets of Tele2 in Italy and Spain for $1.1 billion
Transferability of patents could renew chatter that Concurrent Computer Corp. is on the block or nearing a deal
Question of the week
Gay bombs, cow dung, and dyslexic rats
Agency lab agrees to run more tests on gear designed to deliver broadband services over the air via 'white spaces'
WiMax players could win spectrum in the upcoming FCC auctions, but do the technology's backers have the funds?
My boyfriend really sucks
Service provider goes on-prem to help enterprises improve IP application performance
Optical vendor wins a long-haul contract with bandwidth virtualization sales pitch
Vonage stock gains more than 70% on news that it settled its patent dispute case with Sprint for $80M
Giant vendor launches new products and a management system for mobile operator backhaul. It's a compelling strategy, says analyst
Deutsche Telekom now has three VDSL2 suppliers
Europe's telco players spew news in Berlin
In preparation for next week's Ethernet Expo, Heavy Reading names its service provider awards finalists
Mo' content means mo' insecurity
Does Sprint have any other options?
Former dentist pillages corpses for sale on black market
Is there life beyond IPTV?
Pics, quips, stories, and blogs from Optical Expo 2007
A potential court victory over EchoStar has the stock soaring, but there's debate over how large a windfall this could be
Cablevision shareholder threatens MSO privatization bid. Another lawsuit strikes BigBand
New Siemens CEO expresses dissatisfaction with the Nokia Siemens joint venture
Why those mangoes are so expensive
Stock slides on reports of more wireless woes
Swisscom makes use of FastWeb's IP experience
The company's less-than-banner year continues as Q3 promises to disappoint
While other vendors are going the way of packet optical transport, Cisco says there's an alternative
Mobile billing company wants to expand in 2008 through targeted buyouts
'Forest Lump' spreads love in London
Tidy desks, tiny minds
The MSO is taking another crack at IPTV, this time targeting business customers
Is the Web, not wireless and mobility, cable's true path to the coveted 'quad-play'? Liberty Global's new CTO thinks so
BT has invested in open WiFi access firm FON and is attempting to build a nationwide WiFi community in the UK
No, but it ain't worth much
Trials and deployments of Docsis 3.0-based tech have had a distinctive international flair thus far
The company says content delivery will be priced the same as high-speed IP services UPDATED 10/5, 12:30 AM
Pat Russo's time has come. It ain't working
Are you ready to share?
Advertising firm claims Verizon inflates FiOS TV subscriber data to get higher ad rates
Buyers circle East European carrier assets
Another GOP Senator to quit
UNH-IOL to host NGN test bed
Veterans of Microsoft's IPTV middleware group have formed 180Squared to build services on the Mediaroom platform
More thoughts on how Cisco's WiMax plans might evolve
At the Optical Expo, Verizon and AT&T ask for packet optical and 100-Gig technologies
A new legacy optical MSPP?
But Comcast still claims crown, based on hi-def choices
MSO could reclaim as much as 240 MHz of bandwidth to help it deliver more HD channels and faster broadband connections
Trouble in paradise
Will Hearst hit the 3G spot with new mobile site?
Intel has joined the Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA), a move that pushes the chipmaker's cable strategy forward
Doesn't pay to set the bar too high
Norway, Sweden, and the UK are lining up mobile broadband spectrum auctions, with regulators noting demand for a WiMax-friendly approach
No, not the monkey
Cellphones and MLB Playoffs
Bad things happen to bad people
The commodities crunch is a WiMax driver
Rumblings and grumblings from Optical Expo
Maybe not the best time for 3 to get closer to Skype?
'Save your dang hugging for the airport'
Vendors get worked up over PBT
As the PBT vs MPLS debate rages on, test center EANTC shows how the two technologies can live together
Here are the finalists for the fourth annual Light Reading Leading Lights Awards
Video is attracting advertisers and carrier spending to increase capacity
Home wiring, good fiber, and deep discounts
Don't look now – the Internet is evolving
Can Centro reverse the slump?
While AT&T and Verizon have dazzled with their stock success, Embarq may be getting dirt cheap
MRV resolves that pesky matter of the transceiver startup's unaudited financials
If Cisco does enter the WiMax market it will have more of a fight on its hands than it did with enterprise WiFi
Has Ciena finally picked a side in the PBT vs. MPLS battle?
Safety startup wants Verizon kicked out of the 700MHz auctions in 2008
Is 50 Mbit/s enough bandwidth?
Alcatel-Lucent's board issues statement saying it supports CEO Pat Russo, and hits out at 'erroneous speculations' in the media
The end of a really bad decade
Standards for 100-GigE will be arriving too slowly for carriers' tastes, according to panelists at the LR Optical Expo
Three 'major' cable modem brands outfitted with TI chipsets are headed into the first CableLabs Wave to test against Docsis 3.0
Reports say industry leaders are considering a consolidation of events, and the creation of one, big, annual week of cable goodness
Quick takeaways from the Optical Expo intro
Carriers could cash in on caching
Here's what's breaking our networks
AT&T spends big in Texas
The next big thing?
Swiss want mobile TV for Euro 2008
Voodoo and T Italia go head-to-head
How will Google navigate now?
The yin and yang of earnings charges
Shocking news: Watchdog lacks teeth
ECI and Operax get jiggy with Telecom Italia
'J'aime mon poo'
Screwing with Verizon
Many happy returns?
As a reader points out, 'When it rains, it pours'
EBay takes a $1.4 billion charge on Skype, effectively admitting that the company was overvalued
Nokia agrees to acquire digital map provider Navteq
How's your network holding up?
The content delivery network boasts less 'chatty' routing based on custom-made hardware
In addition to filling a hole in its video portfolio, such a deal would allow Arris to go toe-to-toe with Cisco and Motorola
The truth is out there
German giant stays tight-lipped over rumors it may consider selling its 50% stake in Nokia Siemens Networks
Nortel has a new CFO with telecom experience