5:30 PM The House of Mouse finally makes it official, taking an equity stake in the site
5:10 PM Telecom software's hot, baby!
4:50 PM Why does it cost an arm and leg from one MSO, and just a leg from another?
4:30 PM Debt pay-off prediction made by upbeat CEO after profits rise
SDV be damned! MSO's sticking with an 'all-digital' bandwidth strategy that, it says, costs just 10% of a physical plant rebuild
Customer Experience Management is an approach that is gaining traction amongst vendors and operators, but how big is the market?
Is carrier Ethernet really recession-proof? And how can enterprises and service providers benefit most from Ethernet?
AlcaLu and Bharti Airtel form new venture to run the carrier's fixed network, a move that will net the vendor $500M in revenues
Cable vendor gets off to an expected slow start in 2009, but sees brighter times ahead as MSOs ramp up Docsis 3.0 deployments
The hurt continues for Motorola, but the company is promising a narrower loss and pinning its hopes on Android in the coming months
Ericsson's profits take a hit from restructuring costs and its joint ventures, but its network infrastructure sales are holding steady
A manufacturing shuffle moves Picolight's VCSEL work to San Jose while handing other products over to contract partners
Satellite broadband firm says it needs funds to develop and deploy a new system that can deliver downstream speeds in excess of 18 Mbit/s
8:35 AM Qwest's line loss leader, Verizon's broadband huffing, and Sycamore saves cash
TeliaSonera is upgrading its 'Viking' US transport network, replacing its current optical network with new gear from Infinera
Q3 earnings arrive as lukewarm as expected, and there seems slim chance of happier news to come in Q4
5:45 PM Stupid math tricks would seem to reveal an 'up' forecast
4:55 PM The much-anticipated spinoff is finally formally filed
3:50 PM It is not – she repeats, NOT – Obama's fault
Indian operator sees revenues, profits, and customer uptake soar in the past year. Now it needs services like IPTV to help raise ARPUs
China Mobile agrees to take a 12% stake in, and strategically ally with, Taiwan's Far EasTone
While other telcos dare to take fiber to the home, Qwest takes a red pen to its budget and payroll
MSO surprises by adding 36,000 basic video subs in the quarter, and notes that it's launching Docsis 3.0 in NYC this summer
12:20 PM Time Warner is starting to deploy switched digital video in its smaller Motorola-based digital footprint
11:00 AM Will auctions be the answer to India's 2G spectrum woes?
10:35 AM It's a lot of spectrum
10:10 AM June launch for HSUPA as DoCoMo's data revenues rise
9:45 AM Verizon would have to pass up Cablevision to enter the top five
9:15 AM Latest reports suggest asset sales soon
8:55 AM Finnish operators can't use so-called digital dividend spectrum
TV's changed in two years, Charter troubles, and a Tellabs conspiracy theory shopping list
The specs are being expanded to more directly challenge ATCA non-believers, IBM and HP
5:40 PM Broadcom exec says wideband modem chips that can bond as many as 16 downstream channels are on the drawing board
4:40 PM As the site's viewership increases, its average minutes per user takes a surprising fall
4:00 PM Even if the money comes in, who gets it?
Chipmaker hooks up with TI to build Docsis set-tops and gateways that can shuttle video around the house using WiFi
Former AlcaLu man takes total control as Thomson gets waivers from its creditors and reports improving Q1 numbers
3:00 PM Can anyone break AT&T and Verizon's stranglehold on the top two slots in the US cellular market?
Framework agreements for Alcatel-Lucent with China Mobile and China Telecom complete the technology set and raise its market share
10:30 AM Acquisitions are being explored, says CEO
Tellabs had forecast a first-quarter dip, and it was right, with transport equipment sales falling away sharply
Nokia streamlines its services business, limiting new initiatives and cutting 450 jobs as part of cost reduction program
Big Blue gets its own line of routers and switches, better known as 'Stuff Foundry Used to Sell'
8:55 AM Stats from the newly issued Bookham/Avanex card
Cablevision tops Verizon with a $99.95-a-month broadband service called 'Optimum Online Ultra'
The long-awaited merger is done, with hopes that a new name helps dispel ghosts of the past
4:30 PM That's the level online video ad spend will reach in 2011, research says
3:20 PM A new peer-reviewed Ethernet site has launched, and we'll all be smarter for it
2:35 Clearwire teams with local SPs to join Taiwan's WiMax hotbed
Verizon says it's 'weathering the effects of the economy very well' as it posted Q1 results today
11:50 AM Here's a quick list of cable-related things that happened during my brief absence
9:45 AM Reports suggest OTT video player is seeking a buyer
Nortel wants protection from its creditors extended to the end of July as it continues to restructure and cut costs
8:20 AM LG to ship LTE modem chips to DoCoMo from March next year
5:00 PM More fiber sneaks into Allen and Frisco, WiMax is the new DSL, and Skype just keeps on impressing us
4:30 PM Cutting 400 employees will do that, these days
It's not just Deutsche Telekom that's starting to feel the strain as the Nordic giant cuts its full-year revenues forecast
4:00 PM It could still be a while before 'stable' spending blossoms into regrowth
3:00 PM Could Nokia Siemens + credit line = Nortel M&A?
1:45 PM All the latest from LR Asia
1:10 PM When all about them are losing theirs, Samsung's profits rise
Everything's up for mobile packet core vendor as revenues, profits, full year earnings forecast, and share price all head north
10:15 AM Triple-play operator reignites asset sale talks
9:25 AM Korea Telecom profits, but cost cuts hit R&D
Vietnam's ISPs are set to join the growing number of emerging-market service providers deploying WiMax as a DSL alternative
6:20 PM Verizon's making waffles, OKC is the place not to be, and we correct Zhone's controversial chart
The company predicts flat revenues next quarter and has even hired in R&D, after cutting 140 jobs elsewhere
4:00 PM Quantcast CEO and founder Konrad Feldman tells Contentinople what sets his company apart
3:25 PM Sometimes it seems AT&T could be putting all its smartphones into one basket
2:20 PM Temperature is rising as Ethernet Expo Europe approaches
As domestic business boosts Chinese vendor's Q1, it reveals plans to create a new unit to target opportunities in Europe and the US
8:40 AM UK Chancellor backs limp 2-Mbit/s plan
Sun exec says adding Flash to the set-top has the potential to drive up box costs and complexity, and fragment the applications market
8:00 AM Richard Li abandons privatization plan
With 3G, HSPA, and WiMax already in its back pocket, why is Dialog looking at yet another upgrade?
A $54M deal would hand Conexant's DSL business to Ikanos, but the question is what it will do to Ikanos's bottom line
6:30 PM Recession be damned!
6:00 PM A few things you should see before heading out for a precious pint of Hump Day Hefeweizen
CE giant is offering over-the-top hi-def fare from Amazon, but none of its early Viera Cast-capable HDTVs will carry the tru2way label
5:30 PM Apple has a massive lead over Google and RIM in applications numbers, but how can these stores be done better?
5:00 PM New management at T-Mobile ignites M&A speculation
4:30 PM Contentinople reports from this year's sparsely populated NAB Show
3:45 PM New home for virtual STB firm
2:35 PM Tries to move the buying needle with new payment options for its high-end $799 HD-DVR
AT&T posts profit drop, but the iPhone is still keeping wireless strong for the largest GSM operator in the US
With its sales set for another surge this year, Huawei could be bigger than NSN, AlcaLu, and even Ericsson in dollar terms in 2009
Cablevision says a remote DVR scheduler is in the plans but not included in an initial batch of mobile Web apps
What kind of info should ISPs, telcos, and Web portals be allowed to collect about users, and what should they be allowed to do with it?
12:10 PM Could a magic partnership kickstart m-commerce in China?
A software problem in NSN subscriber database servers shut down T-Mobile's network yesterday leaving 40M German customers without service
Huawei has released its annual report including audited numbers for 2008, which show actual annual revenues up by nearly 43 percent
Public comments filed by Zhone urge the government to temper its use of foreign firms when doling out Recovery Act broadband funds
Revenues are growing, as is the customer roster, but Infinera's sales might be getting tweaked by the recession
Door left open for Broadcom as the nation's third-largest MSO gears up for a whole-home DVR deployment
PBB-TE is only weeks away from being ratified as a formal standard by the IEEE, a move that's set to make it more appealing to carriers
Vodafone still likes the metro femtocell concept for future LTE networks, but finding low-cost, high-capacity backhaul is a challenge
2:05 PM That's not necessarily a good thing
German giant cuts its earnings forecast for 2009 as economic woes hit its overseas operations, sending its share price tumbling
12:10 PM Comcast expands wideband footprint in the Bay Area, with Oakland on deck
Major US cable providers to launch ad campaign for Visa in which viewers will be able to request more info about the credit cards
India sets another record with 15.64 million new wireless connections in March, as fixed-line numbers also grew
China Mobile and China Telecom publish mixed Q1 numbers that suggest intensifying competition in the wireless services market
Comcast's CTO Tony Werner provides a network update on all the big cable themes: Docsis 3.0, tru2way, upstream channel bonding, and EBIF
MSO has a healthy interest in adding Flash to the set-top. Just don't expect those boxes to pipe video from the Web at the get-go
1:45 PM Could Tata leapfrog 3G and go straight to LTE?
1:25 PM Canada's Cogeco is evidently looking into a multi-screen VoD strategy
1:00 PM Sun shines, Oracle dims, as $7.4B takeover is revealed
CEO says digital video firm should sustain profitability later this year and remains eager to go public once market conditions improve
9:00 AM Even urinal cakes got something to say
Light Reading inaugurates its latest site with an updated guide to the Indian telecom market
8:00 AM China Mobile plans iPhone rival – the OPhone
A set of new Ethernet offerings includes a 10GE customer premises box and an MPLS option for Ciena's aggregation box
The move to flat, all-IP networks is driving the combination of functions into products such as session-aware media gateways
The lawsuits are settled, and the ITC air strike has been called off
Verizon supports LTE release 8 and FDD dual-channel in its first specs release for the proto-4G technology
5:10 PM That 'au BOX' may be nifty, but it's not outfitted with Google's OS
MSO starts to trot out 'Project Cavalry' in the Boston and Atlanta metro areas
3:10 PM How will Apple refresh the iPhone before we get to LTE or WiMax?
Maybe a better future for the handset business but more 'vicious competition' for a smaller infrastructure pie
Vendor says it intends to keep hiring in the region and will have GPON gear for the continent this year
Philips severed all ties to the set-top biz after shedding its remaining 17 percent stake in the UK-based tech firm
9:45 AM Real teabagging
5:50 PM Sure, namedrop Broadcom. Why not?
The company alleges its ex-CFO destroyed data that could be used against him during a retaliatory discharge lawsuit
In the face of fiery political and consumer opposition, MSO shelves plans for additional trials, though Texas test will continue
Despite a 90 percent profit drop, Nokia cheers investors with suggestion that cellphone market is finally stabilizing
Taiwan-based vendor takes a crack at the crowded Docsis 3.0 device market with an E-MTA that adds voice and home networking
1:15 PM Cablevision starts ordering digital boxes that can accomodate a new downloadable security system
12:20 PM Oh please oh please oh please...
10:50 AM NCTA chief brands petition calling for congressional action into TWC's Internet meter trials a 'publicity stunt'
CLB approval of Tech Mahindra's bid for fraud-hit Satyam brings sorry saga to close
5:40 PM Why does this prospect excite people, exactly?
FCC stays the effective date for refunds due to some subs affected by MSO deployments of switched digital video in Hawaii and Virginia
4:50 PM A barrage of news from online ad firms like Collective Media, Pontiflex, and VideoEgg
But Apple has far more leverage now...
An $8 million settlement ends a small patent battle and, more importantly, an ITC complaint
2:05 PM With a failed asset sale and ongoing debt renegotiations, it isn't looking good for Tiscali
1:20 PM WorldGate's colorful leader is leaving after 14 years at the helm
11:40 AM Ten celebrities will be dropped into Rod Blagojevich's hair
10:55 AM César Alierta goes on trial for alleged long-ago insider trading
Skype is destined to go public, eBay says, implying the service won't be sold back to its founders
Either that, or DT wasted a bunch of time doing a video about the new edge router
5:15 PM MySpace will use its tech to track how users are viewing video content
Home base stations: where 3G really may be good enough
The 'cable-ized' IMS-based architecture is hot again now that MSOs have access to brainier, CableLabs-approved, SIP-capable endpoints
4:25 PM Just a few more pics from CTIA Wireless 2009
The processor company comes out with a 32-core heavyweight, but it's going to release much smaller versions first
3:45 PM The Big Layoff still hasn't arrived
12:50 PM $3.1 billion can't buy 'synergy'
Swedish 4G market heats up as Tele 2 and Telenor Sweden announce network sharing deal for GSM and LTE networks
NOON CableLabs certifies the first 'embedded digital voice adapters,' components of the budding, IMS-based PacketCable 2.0 architecture
5:50 PM Some may already be out there... somewhere
Wireless VP's comments suggest that Verizon could deploy an LTE network nationwide within a few years
Trying to storm back against TI, Broadcom sees three customers win certification with its Docsis 3.0 chipset
Former Qwest CEO's insider trading charges stick
12:45 PM But Qualcomm isn't expected to deliver until later
12:10 PM Why cain't them gol-durn furriners speak inglish?
Here's our digest of hot items that bubbled to the surface at last week's cable mega-show in Washington
Tektronix opens its purse strings again to snap up a mobile customer experience management specialist, plus more OSS news
Verizon Wireless executive Roger Gurnani discusses the carrier's plan to encourage 4G application and device development
MSO will elevate its existing consumption caps and debut new ones aimed at both light and heavy Internet users
4:40 PM The two launch VEVO.com, a new site for online music videos
Texas town's other big service provider, AT&T, is offering more generous caps on its Internet-metering trial
3:00 PM Wireless tech and gay marriage make an unholy union
2:10 PM After a year of access upgrades, purse strings are tightened
SK Telecom will splash cash to make Korea's ICT services and software industry a global player
Cross-MSO venture's first addressable ad campaign will paddle out as early as next month, targeting some ads to cable's more affluent subs
There's still no sign of tru2way, but Digeo has enabled its high-end HD-DVR to grab video from Hulu, Netflix, and other Internet sources
As Starent deals with the impact of its LTE gig at Verizon, the packet core player inks an OEM deal with convergence startup Mavenir
8:35 AM Read the fine print, people
The former marketing exec is at the helm of a startup tackling questions of power in the data center
7:20 AM Building a franchise around WDM-PON
7:30 PM A few items for your reading pleasure
Verizon stays mum on reports of bids from PE firms and rival carriers for $3B in assets it has to divest as part of the Alltel deal
AT&T will use its CDN, U-Verse IPTV plant, and mobile network to deliver interactive coverage of the 2009 golf tournament
5:15 PM Who's going to pay for the next optical wave?
4:30 PM MSO may borrow a page from the iPhone playbook
FCC is seeking comment on a $7.2 billion broadband stimulus initiative and expects to detail the resulting plan by next February
3:45 PM Just after rival Onstream backs out of a similar deal
New York's Eric Massa aims to shut down MSO's controversial Internet pricing plan, calling it 'ill-conceived' and 'monopolistic'
The ability to have one number, one email address, and access many desktop features from a wireless device is now vital to the workforce
10:00 AM Is this the start of IMS reality?
Nokia Siemens Networks has reportedly bid for a number of Nortel's Carrier division assets, including its CDMA, LTE, and VOIP products
9:25 AM LTE and new packet core standards have met the deadline for Release 8; now it's time to make the products
6:00 PM Some things you should see before shuffling off to get a pint
One of Intel's overpriced bubble acquisitions just keeps on giving, in the form of a potential $651M tax bill from Denmark
Revenues take a hit, but cost-cutting measures will save net income, making investors happy
5:10 PM Analyst halves forecast for mobile entertainment revenues – maybe widgets can help
MSO plans to offer an IP-fed 'enhanced cordless phone' product in all systems later this year, viewing it mostly as a retention tool
4:15 PM Can the user-generated content video model still succeed on the Web?
Our second photo series from The Cable Show covers some booth action, cool premiums, and a hoodie even Bill Belichick couldn't resist
Our photo coverage of CTIA concludes with some highlights from Research In Motion, LG, HTC, and Kyocera
What Skype, 4G, and voice-over-IP might mean for mobile chatter in the future
Australian government details its fiber-to-the-premises open access network aspirations with a plan that hands Telstra a reprieve
The first femtocell standard for UMTS is now complete with the addition of management, provisioning, and security specs
Airvana used CTIA to boast about its femtocell OEM success and show off its own Hub Bub boxes, due out this summer
The 10 pics from our look back at CTIA 2009 in Las Vegas include some varied personalities and technologies
Chipmaker claims an update to its processors maintains line speed no matter how messy the Layer 7 rules get
3:45 PM Evidently done ceding ground to Verizon and AT&T, MSO says it will start deploying the service later this year using MoCA
Disney's chief, celebs, electric bulls, 3D TV, and flying cash – they had it all at The Cable Show in Washington
The success of IPTV services in Europe is being countered by the cable operator community, with Liberty Global among those responding
2:40 PM Tellabs could be inspiring The New Life
1:30 PM Are we surprised?
Service providers will need DPI and other techniques to handle video traffic in the metro network
A handful of promising startups get a shot to explain how their respective technologies and services will benefit cable MSOs
11:20 AM Our Nokia and Motorola tours are live
Shemaroo's Jai Maroo talks about how his company often goes beyond the role of content provider in IPTV networks
How the cable industry is competing with Internet advertising
Passing through Nokia's booth made it hard to watch the clock. The device giant may be having a rough year, but you'd never know it from its fab phone lounge
9:00 AM News snippets from France and the UK
Open IPTV Forum's Huw Price-Stephens talks about the challenges facing IPTV, such as making applications portable between networks
6:00 PM Some quick takeaways from this year's cable confab from the nation's capital
5:30 PM The video site could cost Google almost a half billion dollars this year
No matter the technical approach, MSOs share a common goal with their wireless strategies: extend every service and kick the telcos' collective butt
5:10 PM -- Javelin Innovations, upstream upgrader extraordinaire
5:00 PM Blogging from the back of Moto's '4G' ride
4:50 PM -- Major phone vendor confirms Android phones for Sprint and T-Mobile
AT&T says it won't prohibit VOIP clients on its network but won't encourage them either, Verizon says that dedicated voice services 'have a long tail'
3:50 PM Attack a Google Street View car
Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan discusses the mobile broadband boom
Cable ops are eager to squeeze more out of their existing bandwidth, but not all are exactly uniform in how they're going about it
1:35 PM How the mobile fraternity might have Twittered the G20
As video traffic volumes ramp, BT Wholesale gears up to offer a content delivery network service to the UK's ISP community
At CTIA Wireless 2009, cellular customers speak up and make their wireless wishes known
11:50 AM Will feature interactive Masters tournament coverage
Our CTIA booth tour of Motorola found a cohesive broadband message hiding in a somewhat scattered stand
StarHub wins a key role in Singapore's next-gen access rollout plan, plus other news from India and elsewhere in the Asia/Pacific region
What impact will tru2way interactive devices have on the retail market for cable set-tops, TVs, and other gear?
10:30 AM Scots hone their texting skills
9:50 AM T-Mobile Deutschland doesn't like the iPhone + Skype combo
8:05 AM Probably not the best strategy for your home basestation, we think
MSOs and programmers recognize they must establish Web TV business models, but their current approaches to that challenge differ greatly
Ericsson puts its big 'Berta' LTE prototype terminal, an LTE home router, and its RBS 6000 basestation on show in Las Vegas
7:25 AM Comcast's wideband footprint continues to expand, but MSO has no specific plans for 100 Mbit/s
Cable Digital News site editor Jeff Baumgartner sums up the cable confab from the nation's capital
Graham Finnie defines policy management and describes the controversy surrounding where in the network it should go
4:45 PM The Discovery Communications SVP talks Web strategy with Contentinople
3:05 PM Two major carriers linked to German bid
Sources say Belgacom, which has built a successful TV-over-broadband business, needs a new IPTV platform, with Microsoft in pole position
2:20 PM Or, don't develop where you eat
Clearwire is building a free WiMax network for developers in America's tech heartland with a little help from Cisco, Google, and Intel -- UPDATED 4:05 PM
ITV activities have finally moved well beyond exhibit floors and test labs and into the wilds of the real world
India's BSNL and MTNL face losing some spectrum as Telecoms Disputes tribunal criticizes the regulator
9:10 AM Panasonic's tru2way TVs are for sale in Atlanta
Cox is first to confirm it will combine 'PowerBoost' tech with Docsis 3.0, giving some customers a temporary 10 percent speed burst
Samsung has a WiMax Internet tablet on display at CTIA, while Clearwire intros its WiEverything access point
10:50 PM Policy management is the new buzzword in the world of delivering mobile apps and video
Jay Rolls, SVP of Technology, Cox Communications, lists wireless, Docsis 3.0, and tru2way as his big tech priorities
Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie Talks Mobile Policy Management
The ASR line gets its first announced customer
Carrier doesn't add much detail to what it said in Barcelona, but does explain how to achieve 400% wireless penetration
5:45 PM Say cheese?
Clearwire's chairman tells his cable investors that WiMax positions them for a big future run
Gilles Bouchard takes over with a 10% layoff, but Opnext's fabs and its major R&D projects are intact
But it isn't yet saying which ones should come out on top
3:10 PM McAdam almost announces Verizon netbook
2:10 PM RIM keynote was one long advertisement
AlcaLu will help Verizon integrate its proto-4G and 3G networks while Ericsson is expected to take a more 'greenfield' approach to LTE, analysts say
NOON Twitter updates from another big show
11:20 AM A telecom regulation reform package is set to be agreed upon
11:00 AM Bel-Air node matches Docsis with WiMax and WiFi
9:50 AM Openet is getting into cable in a big way, and believes the needs of the industry's advanced ad project offer a perfect target
A partnership with Triveni yields a video-monitoring application for the M and MX router lines
AlcaLu unveils its own Evolved Packet Core for mobile broadband and the 7750 router is the key ingredient
Picks Lafayette, La., for its first Docsis 3.0 deployment, and expects to have two thirds of its footprint wideband-ready by 2010
Itaas scores license to offer TVWorks's enhanced TV 'engine' to other MSOs, both big and small