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Arris Rides Capex Wave Again
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Continued shipment surges in set-tops, video gateways, CCAP devices, wireless data gateways and other devices drive healthy hikes in revenue and income, but fourth quarter may be dicey because of merger deals.

Apple Launches 'Massive' CDN -- Report
Wagner’s Ring | 7/31/2014

The company has interconnect deals in place with Comcast and other ISPs and will likely spend $100 million this year.

Utilities Drive Connected Cars Into the Smart Grid
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Utilities and automakers are collaborating to create a unified way of connecting power systems to electric cars to facilitate better energy management.

Charter Revenues Up, Video Subs Down
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Charter reports higher revenues but more video subscriber losses, as more details emerge on its proposed system swaps and new cloud-based UI.

Iliad Offers $15B for a Stake in T-Mobile
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Merger prospects for the "Uncarrier" get interesting as the French operator throws its chapeau in the ring.

Does T-Mobile Need Sprint to Scale?
Jonestown | 7/31/2014

CEO John Legere stresses T-Mobile has options, as Iliad's $15 billion bid for a stake in the operator proves.

Comcast Strengthens Billing Bond with CSG
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

BSS vendor will take on all of Comcast's residential billing services, adding 2.3 million customers to the platform it has already deployed with the cable company.

REIT Bandwagon May Be Small
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Windstream's strategy won't easily translate to other telecom network operators, says a veteran financial analyst.

T-Mobile Expands VoLTE, Gets Going with 700MHz 4G
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

T-Mobile says that VoLTE is now live across its 4G footprint and it has 700MHz sites up, with compatible handsets expected in Q4.

Alcatel-Lucent Preps Submarine IPO, Expects Core Growth
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Vendor reveals plan to raise capital from an IPO of its submarine cables business as it reports Q2 financials, but investors are showing signs of nerves.

Cloudwatt Builds Snoop-Proof Cloud
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Take that, NSA! The French cloud provider is using OpenStack and Juniper's OpenContrail to build a cloud that can resist surveillance.

Eurobites: BT Boasts of FTTX Expansion
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Spirent preps more M&A action as revenues rise; Telefónica suffers currency crunch; Colt's voice strategy hits sales.

Nokia Networks Buys RAN Assets in Japan
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Improves its position with NTT DoCoMo with the planned acquisition of Panasonic's radio access networks business.

Verizon, thePlatform Team Up on IP Video
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Verizon Digital Media Services and Comcast's thePlatform are partnering to deliver an end-to-end IP video solution.

Singapore's IDA Preps HetNet RFP
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

As Singapore readies a wireless HetNet RFP for its Smart Nation network, its trial starts with a crackdown on rule-breakers.

Cavium Joins The SDN Chip Set With Xpliant Acquisition
News Analysis | 7/31/2014

Cavium snaps up stealthy silicon startup it previously funded.

Sprint, T-Mobile: The Price War's On
Que Sera Sarah | 7/30/2014

T-Mobile lowering its family data pricing is forcing Sprint to respond, and could spark a true price war in the US.

The Power of the Gig
The Gigabot | 7/30/2014

The increasing pace of gigabit network rollouts by providers of all stripes is putting more pressure on competitors to respond.

Sprint Seeds Market with LTE-A Handsets
News Analysis | 7/30/2014

Carrier is working with Qualcomm to get handsets to market that support 3x carrier aggregation, way ahead of network availability.

Netflix Adds AT&T to Pay-to-Peer List
News Analysis | 7/30/2014

In the latest net neutrality-related deal, Netflix has notched a paid interconnection agreement with AT&T.

Eurobites: BlackBerry Buys German Security Firm
News Analysis | 7/30/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Apollo's fat pipe; KPN reports sales decline but stock leaps; Test vendor Rohde & Schwarz buys a security specialist; and more!

Swisscom Boasts FTTX Milestone
News Analysis | 7/30/2014

Extending fiber to homes, buildings and local street distribution points has taken the Swiss incumbent's 'ultra-fast' broadband subs numbers to more than 1 million.

Pics From Comic-Con -- Honest!
Slide Shows | 7/30/2014

Light Reading takes Comic-Con -- even technology editors need a break!

Is Windstream Boldly Setting a New Trend?
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Strategy separating services organization from network operations could catch on elsewhere and is already a big hit on Wall Street.

Comporium Aims Gig at Businesses, Residents
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

The carrier prepares to extend its Zipstream gigabit service to 15,000 residents in Rock Hill, S.C., while continuing to drive business development efforts in the region.

Ericsson Goes Beyond Telecom with MetraTech Acquisition
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Vendor's acquisition was all about expanding its OSS for the IoT, which requires more flexibility, agility, and cost-effective platforms.

TV UIs In the Frame at CableLabs Conference
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Demos at the CableLabs Summer Conference next week will highlight immersive display technology, a location-based TV application, and RDK software solutions.

Bright House Launches VOD Ad Insertion
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Sixth largest US MSO picks BlackArrow to handle dynamic insertion of ads into VOD content, starting with Indianapolis market.

SDN Powers AT&T, IBM On-Demand Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

New proof of concept builds on SDN-based API that allows traffic to burst on any layer of the network, on-demand.

Eurobites: Liberty Merges Euro Operations
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange to cut costs further as profits slide in H1; Nokia Networks teams up for wide-area 4G broadcast trial; Vodafone brings Chromecast to the UK high street.

Cisco Ships Its SDN Architecture -- Almost
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Cisco tosses its ACI hat in the SDN ring.

Get Carter: Oclaro Did, From Cisco
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Oclaro hires the general manager of Cisco's module transceiver group.

VoLTE Gains Velocity: GSA
News Analysis | 7/29/2014

Industry association says that 66 operators are investing in VoLTE, and that 92 different handsets can make 4G voice calls.

No Crocodile Tears for AWS Just Yet
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

Amazon Web Services' price cuts contributed to the parent company's bad quarter and stock plunge -- but there's still gold in its clouds.

If Not Muni Networks, Then What?
Rewired | 7/28/2014

Incumbents don't want cities and towns to build their own gigabit networks, but what's their alternative plan?

Phone Unlocking: Almost Legal, Still Not Easy
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

But consumers shouldn't get too excited -- technical and monetary barriers to switching remain.

Getting 4G Ready for IoT
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

Vodafone and other operators and vendors have now completed a study of how to support M2M with low-cost, low-power LTE.

Sling Shoots for Chromecast Support
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

Sling is lining up Chromecast support for the new retail Slingbox M1 and other recent Slingbox devices.

Cable Broadband Surpassing Video: Moody's
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

In a new report, Moody's Investors Service projects that the US cable industry will have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers by next year.

Muni Utilities Take Gigabit Fight to FCC
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

Utilities in Chattanooga, Tenn. and Wilson, N.C. petition the FCC to let them expand their gigabit networks to surrounding communities.

Eurobites: Regulators Delve Into IoT
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei teams up for the European soccer season; KPN trials VoLTE; Telecom Italia joins the drones brigade.

Samsung Delays Tizen Smartphone Launch
News Analysis | 7/28/2014

Smartphone giant apparently needs more time to build supporting ecosystem for its home-grown OS.

TiVo Criticizes CableCARD Coverage
News Analysis | 7/25/2014

TiVo takes exception to the latest coverage of the CableCARD debate, following key US House vote to kill separable security mandate.

Verizon Applies 3G Throttling Policy to LTE
News Analysis | 7/25/2014

Verizon's heaviest LTE data users who are still holding on to unlimited data plans will soon see their speeds throttled if they hop on a congested cell site.

Slim Postpaid Pickings for Sprint, T-Mobile
News Analysis | 7/25/2014

AT&T and Verizon reported reduced churn and flat postpaid smartphone customer adds, which means Sprint and T-Mobile had fewer customers to poach in the quarter.

Eurobites: BSkyB Agrees $9.1B M&A Deal
News Analysis | 7/25/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe still weighs on Vodafone revenues; EE on course for 6 million 4G customers by year's end.

Qualcomm Looks to Soften China Antitrust Blow
News Analysis | 7/25/2014

Chipmaker's CEO builds bridges in China as the company faces a significant antitrust fine.

Infinera Hints At Metro 100G Launch
News Analysis | 7/25/2014

Is the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) specialist close to unveiling its long-awaited metro platform?

Startup Octoblu Wants to be An IoT Connector
News Analysis | 7/24/2014

A startup emerges from stealth mode with an eye toward being a pre-standards connector on the Internet of Things.

U-verse Growth Slips But Still Strong
News Analysis | 7/24/2014

AT&T's fiber-fed platform records slower growth in second quarter but still well outstrips pace of Verizon FiOS and other broadband pay-TV providers.

Sprint's Network Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 7/24/2014

Sprint's Jay Bluhm gives a keynote speech at the Big Telecom Event (BTE) about Sprint's network and services evolution strategy, including Spark.

BTE Keynote: The Software-Defined Operator
LRTV Documentaries | 7/24/2014

Deutsche Telekom's Axel Clauberg explains the concept of the software-defined operator to the Big Telecom Event (BTE) crowd.

HP Looks to Conquer Carriers With NFV
News Analysis | 7/24/2014

The company already serves carrier IT departments, but hopes network functions virtualization can drive onto carrier networks.

Eurobites: DT's Hungary Operation Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 7/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica doubles down on security; Nokia holds steady in Q2; "right to be forgotten" row continues.

Numbers Are In: LR's 2014 Salary Survey
Que Sera Sarah | 7/24/2014

Our fourth annual Salary Survey paints a picture of who's hiring, firing, earning, and yearning for a change in the telecom industry.

Are You Earning as Much as Your Peers?
Que Sera Sarah | 7/24/2014

The results of Light Reading's fourth annual Salary Survey tell us about the salaries, aspirations and job satisfaction of nearly 1,200 telecom professionals.

Nokia Holds Steady in Q2, Raises Outlook
News Analysis | 7/24/2014

Nokia's three remaining business lines, including Networks, unveil stable financial numbers for the second quarter and expect a positive second half of the year.

Facebook: 30% of Users Are Mobile-Only
News Analysis | 7/24/2014

Almost a third of users access Facebook exclusively via mobile devices, while mobile ads now generate 62% of ad revenues, compared with zero two years ago.

Rabbit TV: We'll Pay Retrans Fees
News Analysis | 7/24/2014

In the wake of the Aereo court ruling, online video company Rabbit TV is offering to pay broadcasters retransmission fees to distribute their content over the web.

AT&T: Capex Freeze? What Capex Freeze?
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

AT&T spends $6 billion on expanding its network in the second quarter.

To TDS, TV Is a Gigabit Must-Have
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

TDS Telecom turns up its second gigabit market, emphasizing its IPTV offering as a critical part of the package.

IEEE Picks Up 25Gbit/s Ethernet Cause
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

The IEEE starts a study group aiming to pursue a 25Gbit/s Ethernet standard for data centers.

AlcaLu, Fujitsu Help Build AT&T's Cloud Network
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

AT&T says it expects to start deploying its ambitious software-defined cloud project later this year, and doesn't expect capex to shrink right off the bat.

Juniper Sells Security Unit, Feels Carrier Pinch
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

Portfolio transformation sees sale of mobile security unit as Juniper braces itself for a dip in US telco spending.

House Votes to Kill CableCARD Mandate
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

In a bipartisan vote, the US House of Representatives passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Reauthorization Act of 2014 (STELA), which also aims to end the FCC's CableCARD mandate.

Pics: Cisco's IoT Fog Rolls Into Chicago
Slide Shows | 7/23/2014

Cisco and friends visit the Windy City to stake their claim in the Internet of Everything.

Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Upgrades Türk Telekom
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google not off the antitrust hook yet; TalkTalk telly on the up; Microsoft's cheaper Lumia.

Cisco Puts a Fog Over IoT
News Analysis | 7/23/2014

Vendor is hoping fog computing will catch on in the industry, both in practice and in name.

Apple Earnings: Strong iPhone Sales, iPad Sales Slump, $7.8B Profit
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company remains optimistic about the iPad despite consecutive quarters of sales slump.

Comcast Seeks More X1 Magic
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

After cutting video sub losses in the traditionally poor second quarter, Comcast is seeking greater returns from its next-gen IP video platform.

Cisco to Open 3 More IoT Innovation Labs
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Barcelona will open the doors to an IoT Innovation Lab in 2016 as Cisco hopes to play an integral role in future smart cities.

Verizon's Multicast LTE Video to Arrive in 2015
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Verizon's long-awaited LTE multicast video capability will finally arrive in 2015, CFO says.

Asus, Quantenna Bring Gigabit WiFi Home
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Asus launches first Wave 2 802.11ac WiFi router with Quantenna chipset, offering wireless speeds of up to 1.73 Gbit/s.

FiOS: Slower Sub Growth, Faster Upload Speeds
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Verizon FTTP platform sees video and data sub growth continue to slip as FiOS reaches the limit of its network buildout.

Blog Wars: Verizon, Level 3 Duke it Out
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Dueling blogs actually agree on the problem causing Netflix traffic to slow but – shockingly – disagree on the solution.

The Municipal Menace?
The Gigabot | 7/22/2014

New federal legislation raises questions about states' rights and the role of municipalities and utilities in broadband competition.

Verizon Continues 4G LTE Capacity Spend in Q2
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Verizon spends $2.8B on wireless capex in Q2 2014 as it is now at more than 350 markets with additional XLTE capacity.

Big Switch Intros Flagship Big Cloud Fabric – At Last
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Big Cloud Fabric is designed to let carriers and enterprises get their feet wet with SDN.

Colorado Utility Adds Mobile Intelligence
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Fort Collins Utilities gives customers a mobile-optimized web portal to provide more insight and control over energy and water usage.

Expect Further Cuts at Microsoft Devices – Analyst
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Respected Finnish analyst predicts further downsizing at the former Nokia devices business and hints at resurgence of mobile startups in Finland.

Eurobites: Netflix to Take Euro Hit in Q3
News Analysis | 7/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica passes M2M milestone; Vodafone offers small cells to rural folk; XMOS attracts $26.2 million Series D funding.

Calling All Big Brains: Get the Lowdown on 5G
Jonestown | 7/22/2014

Tune in today to get the latest on the newest wireless tech on the block.

Arris Taps Wurl for New OTT Platform
News Analysis | 7/21/2014

Arris has partnered with startup company Wurl to introduce Arris Market, a new TV app platform.

Yahoo Buys Mobile Analytics Specialist Flurry
News Analysis | 7/21/2014

The Internet company plans to raise its mobile app analytics game with an acquisition thought to be in the hundreds of millions of dollars.

VeloCloud Reimagines Enterprise WAN
News Analysis | 7/21/2014

VeloCloud offers a cloud-based WAN service for delivering enterprise-grade service over regular broadband lines.

Verizon Rewards Customers for Their Data
Que Sera Sarah | 7/21/2014

New rewards program offers points for online interactions, but requires customers to sign up for Precision Market Insights, Verizon's program to sell customer data to advertisers.

GoGrid Puts Cloud at Touch of a Button
News Analysis | 7/21/2014

Cloud hosting company launches Orchestration Service Engine to simplify application deployment across multiple clouds.

Lifting the Cloud Over SDN
Column | 7/21/2014

Defining SDN realistically will help carriers cut through the hype, says Sunil Khandekar, CEO of Alcatel-Lucent's Nuage Networks.

Eurobites: Netflix Takes 1Tbit/s in Paris
News Analysis | 7/21/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fiber-sharing in Portugal; Algerian gig for Nokia Networks/Juniper; GTS debuts unified comms; BSkyB focuses on content.

SK Telecom Trials 'Elastic Cell' With Ericsson
News Analysis | 7/21/2014

South Korean operator aims to take a stepping stone to 5G with the planned 2016 deployment of cell-sharing mobile broadband connectivity.

GM: 10 Car Models on Road With AT&T's LTE
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

The car maker is hoping to have up to 30 models with LTE onboard out by the end of 2014.

Net Neutrality Fight Peaks at FCC Deadline
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

With the comment deadline looming, interconnection agreements are at the heart of several fillings with the FCC on its Open Internet NPRM.

Verizon Preps for 100G Ethernet NID Era
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

Verizon tests transmission between two 100G Ethernet NIDs, signaling likely future deployment.

Have IBM & Apple Partnered Their Way to Cloud Leadership?
Column | 7/18/2014

They can go from also-rans to leaders -- if they don't mess up.

Ericsson's Network Boss Outlines Top Priorities
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

Johan Wibergh, the vendor's networks head, tells Light Reading his thoughts on R&D, LTE, small cells, OSS/BSS, SDN, NFV, 5G, and more.

EE to Trial 4G Broadcast in Scotland
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

In partnership with the BBC, Qualcomm and Huawei, UK mobile operator will trial eMBMS 4G broadcast services during the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Will Santa Fe Strategy Be a Message to Munis?
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

A municipal fiber network project in New Mexico is rife with controversy, from how it was awarded to the strategy it's following to whether the city needs to be involved at all.

How NFV Gets a Foot in the Door for SDN
Column | 7/18/2014

The benefits of SDN are hard to grasp because they're so big. But NFV provides a nice, finite-value proposition.

Eurobites: Google Fiber Eyes UK
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson Q2 margin boost; EE, Huawei trial 4G broadcasting; Orange's new subsea link.

Ericsson Leaps on Q2 Margin Boost
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

Share price leaps as further customer investments in mobile network capacity helped Ericsson boost its margins in the second quarter.

Huawei Boosts H1 Revenues by 18%
News Analysis | 7/18/2014

The inexorable sales rise continues…

Google Biz Boss Leaves for SoftBank
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

Chief business officer Nikesh Arora will become CEO of SoftBank Internet and Media as the Android maker misses on profits, but exceeds revenue expectations.

60GHz: Private Companies & Startups
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

A quick primer on the private and startup companies working on 60GHz applications like WiGig connectivity and gigabit wireless backhaul.

Windstream Portal Integrates Cloud, Network
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

Customers can see both their network and cloud infrastructure on a single portal that will soon let them make changes to both.

AlcaLu's Bell Labs Opens Video R&D Lab in UK
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

Cambridge is home to a new video-centric R&D lab formed by Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs.

BT Embraces Small Cells for Mobile Push
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

BT's back in the mobile game with a small cell-enabled fixed-mobile convergence service, but not with its own 4G spectrum just yet.

Aereo's Cable Status Denied by Copyright Office
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

The US Copyright Office has told Aereo that it doesn't believe the streaming video company qualifies as a cable operator.

Microsoft to Axe 12,500 Ex-Nokia Employees
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

Company will eliminate 18,000 positions in total – representing 14% of its workforce – this year as it looks to simplify and focus on Windows Phone.

AllSeen Attracts More IoT Hopefuls
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

The alliance founded by the Linux Foundation based on technology from Qualcomm aims to open up technology development in the Internet of Things ecosystem.

Eurobites: TeliaSonera Suffers in Spain
News Analysis | 7/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transmode Q2 profits halved; Hutchison, VimpelCom discuss Italian merger; BT targets SMBs with One Phone.

Telefónica: Safety Is Top Connected Car 'App'
News Analysis | 7/16/2014

Operator's second annual connected car survey suggests safety apps are the main service drivers will pay for, but their appetite for connectivity is growing.

Ethernet Wins Over RBSC's 'TDM Guy'
News Analysis | 7/16/2014

RBSC brings Tahlequah, Okla., into the Gigabit Ethernet era.

Verizon Channels European Expansion
News Analysis | 7/16/2014

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is expanding its revised partner program, adding its US enterprise business and beginning a global push.

Comcast, TiVo May Ditch the CableCARD
News Analysis | 7/16/2014

Comcast and TiVo are working on a joint solution that would give retail set-tops access to Comcast interactive services without a CableCARD.

Comcast Rolls Xfinity Connect Updates
News Analysis | 7/16/2014

Comcast continues to upgrade its mobile voice services with updates to Xfinity Connect that include in-app voicemail transcripts, an updated user interface, and more.

Eurobites: Ex-Nokia Staff Fear Microsoft Axe
News Analysis | 7/16/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom/Oi merger back on track; Anritsu gets BT gig; Carphone Warehouse plans MVNO.

Analytics, Security Key to Apple, IBM Tie-Up
News Analysis | 7/16/2014

The former PC rivals are now best buddies as they collaborate on devices and apps for the enterprise mobility market.

Thread Group Spins New IoT Networking Protocol
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

A new home wireless networking protocol aims to make a self-healing mesh on the Internet of Things.

Curvature Plans to Break the Hardware Replacement Cycle
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

An evolving strategy of support and long-term maintenance leads to a name change to emphasize IT management.

Orange Taps Apigee to Expose Its APIs
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

Operator will use Apigee's API platform to connect with developers, monetize network resources, and build new services.

Yahoo Buys Mobile Video Startup RayV
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

Yahoo likes RayV's mobile video streaming know-how.

Vello Systems Lays Off 25%, Refocusing on Software
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

The company is throwing its weight behind its networking-as-a-service platform.

Celeno Debuts Home WiFi Software
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

The chip developer's Wi-Fi Experience Manager gives service providers an option for letting consumers control bandwidth allocation.

Light Reading Appoints Utilities/IoT Editor
Shades of Ray | 7/15/2014

Experienced telecom editor Jason Meyers has joined the Light Reading team to focus on some of the hottest emerging sectors in the industry.

Will Telecom's 'Open' Be Natural or Organic?
Rewired | 7/15/2014

It's up to network operators to make sure "open" retains some meaning and doesn't go the way of "natural" foods.

A10 Brings the Thunder for DDoS Protection
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

A10 claims faster performance, smaller form factor, and simplified licensing compared with competition from Cisco and Juniper.

Eurobites: Carlos Slim Lands Telekom Austria
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Com Hem profits up; Telefónica cozies up to Huawei; former Gowex boss could face long stretch.

AT&T's OTT Venture Buys Creativebug, Calls Itself Otter Media
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

AT&T and Chernin Group splashes $10M on artsy-crafty Creativebug, names OTT JV Otter Media.

Allot: Apps-Based Plans Bring Higher ARPU
News Analysis | 7/15/2014

Operators are starting to offer more pricing plans built around applications and partnerships, perhaps because they're leading to an uptick in ARPU, Allot suggests.

Riverbed Faces More Pressure to Sell
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

Riverbed faces a second-quarter revenue drop, and renewed pressure to find a buyer.

Utility Taps Its Own Power for FTTP
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

Washington state's Pend Oreille PUD equips field installers with a kit that lets them tap into the electrical power supply safely at the customer's premises.

Comcast Sweeps Up PowerCloud
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

Reports suggest Comcast has purchased PowerCloud Systems, maker of the Skydog WiFi router and management software.

Time to Get Smart About SMB Services
Shades of Ray | 7/14/2014

Can service providers afford to neglect small businesses in a FTTx, 4G world?

Uber Drives June Mobile VC to $2.3B
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

Even without Uber's $1.2B round, Rutberg & Co. says that other mobile startups pulled in $1.1B in June.

Small UK Firms Left Stranded by ISPs – Report
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

It's not just in rural areas where British small businesses are being disadvantaged by poor broadband services, finds a scathing report.

Integrated Analytics Make or Break VoLTE Rollouts
Column | 7/14/2014

Intensive end-to-end test and measurement is essential to ensure the smooth rollout of new services like VoLTE.

YouTube Seeks More Premium Content
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

YouTube is once again talking to producers about creating more professional content for the streaming video platform.

FCC Commits $100M to Rural Experiments
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

The commission invites utilities, wireless operators and CLECs to apply for funds to bring broadband to underserved areas.

Internet Giants Speak Up for Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

A group that includes Google, Facebook, and Netflix urges the FCC to establish new net neutrality rules to protect the open Internet.

Integrated Components Accelerate LTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/14/2014

The latest highly integrated silicon components are enabling a massive acceleration of LTE worldwide.

Eurobites: DT 'Close' to T-Mob Deal With SoftBank
News Analysis | 7/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Snowden slams UK government's data-access proposals; big data types need to tread carefully; Telekom Austria and KPN in LTE roaming agreement.

NetSocket Opens Arms to Virtual App Partners
News Analysis | 7/11/2014

NetSocket launches its Virtual Partner Program for third-party developers as the next stage in building its apps portfolio.

Opposition Mounts to Comcast/Time Warner, AT&T/DirecTV Mergers
News Analysis | 7/11/2014

The FCC is soliciting public comment on the proposed Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger while opponents to that and the AT&T/DirecTV deal continue to voice concerns.

Vidyo Takes in $20M to Bring Video to IoT
News Analysis | 7/11/2014

Telepresence vendor will use the cash to video-enable connected devices, including support for WebRTC.

Chinese Operators Form Tower JV
News Analysis | 7/11/2014

China's three major operators have formed a joint venture company to manage the country's mobile towers.

Eurobites: FreedomPop Heads to Europe
News Analysis | 7/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK operators welcome data law change; BT has its day in court, and bags a Special One; VDSL2 boost in France.

China Mobile Abandons WiFi Rollout
News Analysis | 7/11/2014

Economics didn't stack up for mobile giant, but China Telecom is forging ahead with its 802.11 expansion.

EU Telecom Market, Sans Roaming Charges
Column | 7/11/2014

European Union roaming regulations are opening the doorway to an enhanced consumer experience and higher market growth.

60GHz: A Frequency to Watch
News Analysis | 7/10/2014

60GHz finally appears to be on the cusp of being a more widely used technology for super-fast short-range and wider area links.

NTT Reaches Out to Telstra
News Analysis | 7/10/2014

NTT has made an awkward pitch to Telstra to help it with its regional business.

Pervasive Video Could Change Internet Fundamentals
Rewired | 7/10/2014

The beauty of the early Internet was that it was distance-insensitive but as video takes over and the cloud grows, is that changing?

IBM Chips in $3B for Cloud, Big Data
News Analysis | 7/10/2014

Funding, spread over five years, will help the silicon giant push the limits of chip technology for cloud computing and big data systems.

Dimension Data Unveils 'Buy to Grow' Strategy
News Analysis | 7/10/2014

NTT's Dimension Data unit is looking for acquisitions to boost its presence in Asia-Pacific.

More AT&T Toll-Free Data Apps Trickle Out
News Analysis | 7/10/2014

One of the carrier's sponsored data providers, Syntonic Wireless, is opening up its content store for AT&T customers to use apps that don't count against their data caps.

WebRTC: A Double-Edged Sword for Telcos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/10/2014

WebRTC has the potential to enable armies of developers to create their own real-time communications apps in previously unheard-of ways.

Eurobites: Google Ventures Crosses the Pond
News Analysis | 7/10/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK government plans to carry on (data-)snooping; Telefónica must cough up; operators bend EU's ear.

Is This Aereo's Back-Up Plan?
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

Aereo is now arguing that since the Supreme Court has effectively ruled it a cable company, it should have the same rights as a cable operator to license broadcast content.

What's Driving the Need for Network Agility?
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

Mobility, the cloud, and virtualization are turning carrier networks upside down.

Calix Launches DOCSIS Provisioning of GPON
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

Fiber access vendor also announces Grande Communications as the first cable customer for its new broadband product that enables 1-Gig download speeds.

DT Teams With A10 for NFV Advance
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

German operator and vendor develop IPv4-over-IPv6 solution to boost cloud service capabilities on DT's Terastream network.

Comcast Trials Its 'Super DVR'
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

By connecting three X1 DVRs together, Comcast users can get 'Super DVR' service with the ability to watch and record up to 15 shows at once.

Poll: IoT Will Require Network Overhaul
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

A survey of nearly 900 members of the Light Reading community reveals expectations that the Internet of Things will increase network demand and require upgrades.

The Big Telecom Switch
Column | 7/9/2014

There's been a significant switch at the top of the telcos' list of priorities – monetizing networks has edged building networks from the top of the pile.

Ciena Introduces Management Tools to Make Networks Flexible
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

The Ciena Agility Multilayer WAN Controller is designed to allow carriers to optimize wide-area networks for the needs of cloud and enterprise customers.

Eurobites: Orange Takes On Netflix
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu gets speedy on copper; Bosnian operator targets Austria; South African jobs strife.

Bell Labs Claims Copper Speed Record
News Analysis | 7/9/2014

Alcatel-Lucent's research unit claims 10Gbit/s transmission over copper using an extension of the G.fast specifications.

Metaswitch Makes Major Virtual Network Move
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

With Project Calico, company taps networking roots to launch open source project that brings IP scaling to NFV.

Sprint Personalizes Prepaid With ItsOn
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

An OSS/BSS startup will shutter its own MVNO in favor of providing service creation, policy, and billing management for Sprint's prepaid wireless services.

Slingshot Brings Netflix to New Zealand
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

New Zealand ISP Slingshot makes Netflix and other restricted services widely available to subscribers by turning on its anti-geo-blocking feature as a default setting.

Netflix's Problem Is Its Transit Network – Report
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

Internet veteran Peter Sevcik uses analysis of Netflix's own ISP Speed Index to show that broadband ISPs aren't at fault for video slowdown.

Intel, Others Form Another IoT Alliance
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

The Open Interconnect Consortium joins the rapidly growing ranks of groups dedicated to device interoperability in the Internet of Things realm.

Alcatel-Lucent Gets a Shot at Vodafone's Metro Small Cell Rollouts
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

Alcatel-Lucent has some Vodafone Spring in its step, but it's only got one foot in the giant mobile carrier's outdoor small cell procurement door.

Eurobites: Telefónica Has a Marketing Brainstorm
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu benefits from Project Spring; Monitise reports; smartphones as passion-killers.

Samsung Suffers Smartphone Slowdown
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

Samsung Electronics may be the global leader, but the smartphone market isn't growing as fast as it was…

First ORCA Sighting Expected in Q4
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

ATIS will show off the first demo of interoperable, operator-supported WebRTC in the fourth quarter, a year and a half after its launch.

SDN Raises Business Challenges
News Analysis | 7/8/2014

Challenges include adapting to pay-as-you-go pricing, educating customers, and loss of control of the network, according to an Interxion executive.

Unfinished Business: Stadium Wireless in Brazil
Column | 7/8/2014

Learning some wireless coverage and capacity lessons from the World Cup.

Think Business: Building Trust in Enterprise Small Cells
Column | 7/7/2014

Enterprise small cells are gaining popularity for improving in-building coverage but vendors still need to follow some basic rules for building trust in this new and emerging market.

Atmel to Buy Newport Media for $140M to Strengthen IoT Play
News Analysis | 7/7/2014

Atmel will get Newport Media's low-power Bluetooth and WiFi silicon for better M2M to drive the Internet of Things.

Will 25G Effort Prove Valuable?
DOS Attack | 7/7/2014

The 25G Gigabit Ethernet Consortium looks like a case of companies moving to establish a default standard where the standards process has failed so far.

Isis (the Mobile Wallet One) to Rebrand
Que Sera Sarah | 7/7/2014

The carrier-led mobile money JV plans to rebrand to distance itself from the violent militia by the same name.

VTel Turns Up LTE, Gigabit Networks
News Analysis | 7/7/2014

The service provider is using LTE to provide broadband connectivity in rural Vermont and building out a FTTH network.

YouTube Joins Netflix, Ranks ISPs
News Analysis | 7/7/2014

Google is now ranking ISPs on their ability to deliver a high-quality YouTube experience.

South Korea Tops 4K TV List
News Analysis | 7/7/2014

In a new 'State of the Internet' report from Akamai, South Korea, Japan, and Hong Kong rank as the most 4K-ready nations, based on sustained broadband speeds.

Cloud Providers: Beware DDoS Domino Effect
Column | 7/7/2014

Aggregating customer traffic in a multi-tenant setting can also aggregate the risk of DDoS attacks.

Broadcom Touts Hybrid Hardware Approach to NFV
News Analysis | 7/7/2014

Hardware accelerators can help NFV servers meet the demands of carrier networks, says a Broadcom executive.

Virtual Encryption a Safe Bet for Certes
News Analysis | 7/7/2014

Embracing virtualization has opened up new markets for Certes Networks' encryption capabilities.

Eurobites: Etisalat Embraces 400G OTN
News Analysis | 7/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Tele2 sells Norwegian unit to TeliaSonera; Orange looks Spain-wards for future M&A action; Telefónica broadens pay-TV interests.

Uncovering More of the LTE-A Smorgasbord
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/4/2014

As Release 10 and 11 of the 3GPP's LTE standards are being turned on, operators are seeking features that offer the biggest bang for their buck.

IPTV Breaks the 100M Subs Barrier
News Analysis | 7/4/2014

There are now more than 100 million IPTV users globally, according to Point Topic, but is it a service with much future growth?

How Zayo Spent $3.7B on Acquisitions
News Analysis | 7/4/2014

Operator's IPO filing reveals how much it paid for its numerous acquisitions.

Zayo Files for IPO
News Analysis | 7/4/2014

Wholesale services specialist Zayo files its IPO documents, but warns that profits are still some way off.

Eurobites: Com Hem Sparks Gold Rush
News Analysis | 7/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ISPs sue UK spooks; KPN rolls out WiFi with Fon; more Uber upset.

Soccer Beats Sochi in Live Streaming
News Analysis | 7/3/2014

Comcast reports that live streaming of the World Cup has already surpassed online viewing during the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Automation of Provisioning Still Elusive Goal
News Analysis | 7/3/2014

Virtualization will help, but may actually complicate things in the near term.

Cable & OTT: Do We Hear Wedding Bells?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/3/2014

Cable and over-the-top (OTT) providers are striking up an unusual friendship, yet this unexpected pairing may lead to profitability for both sides, once some significant challenges are hurdled.

Eurobites: Nokia Buys 3D Network Planning Tool
News Analysis | 7/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC approval for Vodafone/ONO deal; Vodafone plugs into Irish electricity network; Tele2 in M2M tie-up.

Photo Gallery: The Big Telecom Event Does the Loco-Motion
Slide Shows | 7/3/2014

By day, we shared insights about the telecom industry. By night, we rocked out to the musical stylings of Wartoad.

(Better) Power to the People
News Analysis | 7/3/2014

Gainesville Regional Utilities deploys smart grid communications infrastructure in an effort to reduce outages and give customers more automation options.

Qualcomm Advances WiGig With Wilocity Buy
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Chip giant closes its acquisition of the multi-gigabit market leader and promises mobile devices with tri-band in the second half of the year.

Microsoft Joins Qualcomm & Friends in IoT Standards Group
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Microsoft has joined the AllSeen Alliance, which develops Qualcomm's AllJoyn connected device language.

New 25-Gig Ethernet Spec Targets Data Center
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Consortium says new specs for 25 Gbit/s and 50 Gbit/s are more cost effective than current 10 Gbit/s links.

July M&A Madness! Spirent, SPIT Vendors Lead the Way
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

July is only 2 days old but has already witnessed multiple acquisition announcements, with the test and measurement, OSS, and mobile small cell sectors leading the way.

NFV 'Inception' Meeting Highlights Tectonic Shift in Telecom
Shades of Ray | 7/2/2014

The open source NFV platform meeting in the Valley this week highlights some of the key shifts ongoing in telecom.

Nokia Buys SAC for Better Indoor Wireless in the US
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Acquisition of the DAS company will strengthen Nokia's infrastructure play – particularly in indoor enterprise environments – in the US.

BTE Panel: Network of the Future
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2014

Full-length video of the ATIS Panel Discussion: 'How Far Away Is the Network of the Future & What Does It Look Like?' from the Big Telecom Event (BTE) in Chicago.

FCC: Are You Being Served?
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

With the start of Connect America Phase II, the FCC is accepting challenges on whether individual census blocks are being adequately served by existing broadband providers.

Spirent Spends $25M on Radvision VoLTE Unit
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Test and measurement vendor will use the acquisition to strengthen its VoLTE and VoIP testing products.

Connected Cars: Tether Today, Embed in 10
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Most connecting in the car today is done through smartphone tethering, Heavy Reading says, but Analysys Mason predicts 90% of cars will be connected in the next 10 years.

3 Barriers to SDN Adoption
Column | 7/2/2014

Just because SDN is better doesn't mean adoption will be easy.

Eurobites: Orange Says 'Non' to Mergers
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica/E-Plus merger gets the EC green light; Anite profits nearly halved; Fon enters Romania.

Tata Eyes Subsea's 400G Future
News Analysis | 7/2/2014

Hon Kit Lam of Tata Communications discusses the subsea cable operator's recent 400G test with Huawei.

FTC Charges T-Mobile Made 'Hundreds of Millions of Dollars' in Bogus Charges
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

T-Mobile CEO calls the case 'unfounded and without merit.'

Cisco's Friday Leaves to Lead Startup Mist
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

Former Cisco VP and CTO of Mobility is now the CEO of indoor mobile startup, Mist Systems.

Exclusive: Leaked 'Inception' Document Fleshes Out Open-Source NFV Plans
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

Leading carriers and vendors in the NFV movement were scheduled to hold an 'inception meeting' this week to get things rolling.

Google Adds Songza to Its M&A Playlist
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

Google acquires human-curated music app Songza to add a radio component to its Google Play music services.

BTE Bits: A Packet-Optical Review
DOS Attack | 7/1/2014

Light Reading's Big Telecom Event featured plenty of packet-optical activity and discussion.

EZchip Strikes $130M Deal to Buy Tilera
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

Ethernet chip specialist consolidates its expansion strategy with the planned acquisition of fellow network processor vendor.

It Pays to Be a Cable Exec
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

Roberts' latest contract puts him in the top 10 of CEO salaries ever, while the TWC C-suite guys get fitted for golden parachutes.

DTE Energy Gets More Analytical
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

The Detroit-based energy provider installs Tollgrade sensors in an effort to predict and avoid outages on its power network.

AT&T, Verizon Mulling Managed Services With Ericsson
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

The vendor's head of managed services tells Bloomberg it's in talks with both operators about managing their wireless infrastructure.

Can Texting Give New Life to Landlines?
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

Frontier hopes to boost the productivity of businesses with a service that lets them send and reply to text messages through existing landline numbers.

Eurobites: Red-Letter Day for Roaming Charges
News Analysis | 7/1/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson doubles up in Romania; Swisscom goes contactless; mHealth advances in Africa.

IoT: More Things, More Challenges
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/1/2014

As M2M matures into the Internet of Things (IoT), the technology and network requirements are becoming much more complex.

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