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Clearwire: Playing Chicken?
Jonestown | 11/30/2011

As an interest payment looms, LR Mobile tries to understand what kind of game Clearwire is playing

SeaChange Off the Block, CEO Exits
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/30/2011

Video specialist shakes things up as CEO steps down and the company -- the subject of M&A rumors -- opts to remain a publicly traded company

Subex Takes DIM Approach to Dirty Data
News Analysis | 11/30/2011

Software specialist is tackling the perennial dirty data problem with its Data Integrity Management offering

Samsung Gets a Win Down Under
Que Sera Sarah | 11/30/2011

12:55 PM Galaxy Tab sales are almost back on: The Australian Federal Court overturned Apple's injunction, but the iPad-maker has until Friday to appeal

Docsis 3.0 CPE Shipments Surge in Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/30/2011

Also: MSOs eye usage-based billing for broadband; TW Cable's Android app doesn't do live TV; Insight buy hits a speed bump; WoW adds 3-D VoD

Euronews: Ofcom Slams Obstructive UK Operators
News Analysis | 11/30/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: UK regulator says mobile operators are delaying LTE; NSN, Telefonica collaborate on Mexican $30M R&D center

Verizon Takes FiOS TV to the Xbox
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/29/2011

FiOS TV's debut on the Xbox 360 next month will be limited to 26 live TV channels

FCC OKs AT&T’s Merger Application Withdrawal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/29/2011

The FCC approves AT&T’s withdrawal of its application to acquire T-Mobile noting that it can apply again, but probably shouldn’t

RIM Plays Nice in the Enterprise
Que Sera Sarah | 11/29/2011

5:20 PM But is it too nice? New Mobile Fusion strategy keeps RIM relevant in the enterprise, but does nothing to bolster the status of its devices

ITU Pushes Toward MPLS-TP Answer
News Analysis | 11/29/2011

In the tussle over OAM, it all hinges on what counts as 'MPLS'

Can Cricket Save the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/29/2011

AT&T could be looking to Cricket to salvage the deal, but it's not clear that the small carrier would want or need some of T-Mobile's assets

Skorpios Rising
EuroBlog | 11/29/2011

2:20 PM Optical startup's Series B round climbs with cash from Deutsche Telekom

NSN Hangs Its Future on the Liquid Net
News Analysis | 11/29/2011

Vendor's vision of future networks is the basis for its portfolio plans, with its 'mobile broadband' focus extending way beyond the RAN

NSN to Sell WiMax Biz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/29/2011

Nokia Siemens Networks' WiMax business is among the first asset sales as part of the company's massive restructuring

Pay TV in Store for a Rocky 2012
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/29/2011

Also: Visible World targets tru2way; aioTV scores funding; Google seeks EU stamp; The Cable Show has Boston in its sights

Euronews: Copper Access Row Heats Up
News Analysis | 11/29/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Rival operators turn heat on EU regulators; Belgian 4G auction results; DT exec accused of market manipulation

Cablevision Plugs Its Network DVR
The Bauminator | 11/28/2011

3:55 PM Video ad highlights DVR Plus's multi-room and 'instant upgrade' capabilities – and takes a jab at Verizon

Comcast Gets Ready for CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/28/2011

MSO is deep into an 'operational readiness' trial for CCAP well before vendors start to release gear based on the IP convergence platform

Coming in 2020: The Web 3.0 Experience
Column | 11/28/2011

How cloud computing and analytics will drive 21st century business applications and revenue for enterprise customers

Comverse in Play
EuroBlog | 11/28/2011

1:35 PM SPIT giant still up for grabs – Amdocs and Oracle linked again

Operators Raise Voice Services on LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/28/2011

Operators start to use circuit-switch fallback commercially to deliver LTE voice services

Verizon to Fight FiOS TV Injunction
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/28/2011

Also: Netflix, Wal-Mart cleared in DVD rental conspiracy case; Hulu may go to Germany; former TW Cable exec takes reins of municipal MSO

Euronews: ST-Ericsson Appoints New CEO
News Analysis | 11/28/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Change at top of chip joint venture; Skype frustrated by UK mobile ops; HTC faces unhappy Christmas in Germany

Cloudy in the Tyrol
EuroBlog | 11/25/2011

Telekom Austria is the latest carrier with a cloud services story

NSN Could Lose More Than 17,000 Staff
News Analysis | 11/25/2011

Planned job cuts do not include staff offloaded with any asset sales, says vendor

Casa Downsizes the CMTS
LRTV Interviews | 11/25/2011

Casa Systems CEO Jerry Guo shows off the world's smallest Docsis 3.0-based CMTS and hints at the company's plan for a full-fledged CCAP product

The Full Monty: Ciena CEO Gary Smith
LRTV Interviews | 11/25/2011

The long version of our recent interview with Hall of Famer Gary Smith, including a few extra bits

Euronews: T-Mobile Sale Focus Switches to UK
News Analysis | 11/25/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Bankers reckon Deutsche Telekom could quit UK; Panasonic tries again in Europe; ruling lets ISPs off copyright hook

AT&T Withdraws T-Mobile Merger Application
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/24/2011

AT&T and DT withdraw applications for FCC approval of T-Mobile acquisition, with AT&T preparing for $4B in charges, but the deal's not completely dead

Analysts: NSN Focus Makes Sense
News Analysis | 11/24/2011

Industry analyst believes telcos will prefer a more focused NSN but notes that there's still plenty to learn about the vendor's future

CCAP: Arris's Top Priority
LRTV Interviews | 11/24/2011

Todd Kessler sheds light on Arris's roadmap for CCAP, recently deemed priority No. 1 by the company's chairman and CEO

Verizon Slapped With Injunction Over FiOS TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/24/2011

Verizon must pay ActiveVideo almost $11 million in monthly royalties, but has until May 23, 2012 to develop a workaround

LR Mobile's 2011 Wireless Turkeys
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/24/2011

Five mobile events or trends we give the bird to this holiday season

Euronews: Ericsson Wins Big in Iraq
News Analysis | 11/24/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Zain outsources its network operations in Iraq; Orange does mobile money; Ofcom reads Riot Act to throttlers

NSN's New Tradition
The Philter | 11/23/2011

2:00 PM Hang on a minute! Don't they hit the reset button every year at this time? Should restructuring at NSN be on our calendars, right next to Black Friday?

NSN Unveils Its Kill List
News Analysis | 11/23/2011

Nokia Siemens has identified the areas it will focus on following its latest restructuring but has also listed what's surplus to requirements

Intune Banks €17.5M
EuroBlog | 11/23/2011

1:00 PM More backing for the optical burst specialist – not that many people know about it, though

AT&T Cloud Offer Rains Apps
News Analysis | 11/23/2011

New platform-as-a-service play lets businesses turn up apps more quickly, without major infrastructure buy

TiVo Ends Subscriber-Losing Streak
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/23/2011

Also: Charter swaps some systems; an early look at Comcast's 'Barcelona' IPG; Comcast unwraps wireless D3 gateways; another Apple TV rumor

NSN to Cut 17,000 Staff
News Analysis | 11/23/2011

New restructuring program to save €1B in two years but at the cost of 17,000 jobs

Interview: Ciena CEO Gary Smith, Part 3
LRTV Interviews | 11/23/2011

Wrapping up our interview, Smith takes a high-level look at the telecom industry he's trying to serve

Boxee Adds a Video Sling
The Bauminator | 11/23/2011

Some personal experience indicates that Boxee might be onto something here ... and it beats the hell out of having to become an Eagles fan

More Startups Target Small-Cell Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/23/2011

There's new blood in mobile backhaul and here's Light Reading Mobile's compilation of who's getting into this market

Euronews: NSN Restructures, Cuts 17,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 11/23/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN's major surgery; doubts over new handset sales hit Nokia shares; Vodafone tax deal comes under scrutiny

No Need for Cloud Rush
AsiaBlog | 11/23/2011

6:10 AM Reliance Comm's CIO suggests a measured approach to cloud services

EC Hints at Smartphone Patent Probe
Wireless Bits | 11/23/2011

6:00 AM The European Commission's antitrust regulator isn't happy about the strategies behind smartphone patent litigation

Breaking the Land Speed Record - 1000 MPH!
Video Resources | 11/23/2011

At Metaswitch Forum 2011 Joe Braue spoke with keynote speaker Richard Noble OBE about the BLOODHOUND PROJECT and the team who is developing a land speed car aiming to reach 1000 MPH. A unique showcase for science, technology, engineering and math.

FCC Requests Hearing on AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/22/2011

The FCC sides with the DoJ, questioning the AT&T/T-Mobile merger, as a draft order for a hearing makes the rounds

iPad, Xoom Get First Crack at Comcast's AnyPlay
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/22/2011

MSO IDs which tablets are first in line for the in-home, live-TV streaming device when customer trials get underway

Wi-Fi vs. Wireless: Who Cares?
Que Sera Sarah | 11/22/2011

2:10 PM Wireless users love and expect free Wi-Fi. Revoking it could cause more backlash than data-usage caps do

Analyst: AlcaLu Could Have a Cloud Hit
News Analysis | 11/22/2011

Alcatel-Lucent's new cloud service enablement offering impresses Heavy Reading analyst

Can RIM Get Its Enterprise Groove Back?
Jonestown | 11/22/2011

10:15 AM The BlackBerry maker needs to do something fast to keep its position as the platform of choice in the business world

Interview: Ciena CEO Gary Smith, Part 2
LRTV Interviews | 11/22/2011

In part 2 of our exclusive interview, Smith talks about avoiding the 'rock-star' CEO image and the tactics for keeping acquired employees in the fold

Netflix Warns of 2012 Loss
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/22/2011

Also: Closing the book on BigBand; CableLabs opens San Fran digs; CE giants try to unify 3-D tech; EPIX hires digital chief

Questions for a Network Evolution
Column | 11/22/2011

Hossein Eslambolchi has 10 things service providers should ponder as they consider how to make their networks ready for the next mobile and video revolution

Transitioning to IPv6
Research Analyst Interviews | 11/22/2011

Cable operators and service providers must find a solution to transition from IPv4 protocol to IPv6 protocol

Man on the Street: Low-Latency Networks
Que Sera Sarah | 11/22/2011

Low-latency networks are growing in popularity, so Light Reading checked in with Ethernet Expo attendees to find out if they're really living up to the hype

Euronews: Colt Creates Cloud Accord
News Analysis | 11/22/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Colt extends its hoofprint; BT widens access to its videoconferencing service; telco shares hit by Egyptian unrest

Is Cisco Suffering Brain Drain?
News Analysis | 11/22/2011

One report says the company's new direction has some engineers heading for competitors

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Day 2
LRTV Soundbites | 11/22/2011

ASSIA Climbs to Layer 2
News Analysis | 11/21/2011

The DSL-checking company starts poking around beyond the PHY layer

Synacor Guns for $75M IPO
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/21/2011

But will the TV Everywhere specialist pull the trigger in this economic climate?

Interview: Ciena CEO Gary Smith, Part 1
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2011

In part 1 of our exclusive interview, LR Hall of Famer Gary Smith looks back on Ciena's acquisition history

Verizon Tweaks Mobile Video for Data Caps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/21/2011

Verizon right-sizes mobile video for screen size, processor power and the network it's running to help customers keep data caps in check

Arris Taps New BigBand Leader
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/21/2011

Rajive Dhar, an exec who's familiar with both companies, is joining Arris as VP and GM of the new BigBand product division

Verizon Eyes LTE Roaming in Europe, Canada
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/21/2011

Verizon Wireless job ad points at Western Europe and Canada as the operator's first targets for an international LTE roaming strategy

A Map for CCAP
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2011

Comcast's Jorge Salinger offers an update on the direction of the CCAP specifications and the MSO's CCAP 'operational readiness' trial

BigBand Founders Ousted?
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/21/2011

Also: Cable boots up green set-top project; Tele2 eyes Dutch MSO hook-up; Netflix to resurrect dead sitcom; Malone may up Sirius XM stake

Honorable Mentions: Nov. 21
Matt's Mentions | 11/21/2011

This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Carrier Ethernet Innovation
LRTV Interviews | 11/21/2011

John Hoffman, senior director of Ethernet Product Management at Tata Communications, says there has been significant innovation in the Carrier Ethernet sector during the past year, especially in terms of operations, administration and management (OAM) capabilities

Euronews: Telecom Italia Boss Thinks Positive
News Analysis | 11/21/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Marco Patuano oozes confidence; Swedish operators combine on mobile money; South African operator feels heat

Cable-Tec Expo 2011: What We Learned
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/18/2011

Some of our high-level takeaways from this week's cable-tech-fest in Atlanta

Light Reading's Hall of Fame: 2011 Inductees
News Analysis | 11/18/2011

This year's inductees include a veteran CEO, a master consolidator, and the men who invented and re-invented the cellular phone

Photos: Cable-Tec Expo 2011
Slide Shows | 11/18/2011

More than 10,000 cable guys and calls came to Atlanta to attend SCTE's big annual technology to-do. Here's some visual proof

OS Watch: Moto Packs Tablet Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/18/2011

Also: Amazon's Fire fragments Android, Samsung serves Ice Cream Sandwich, IT pros choose Android and RIM has a lame holiday

Cox Connects With the iPad
LRTV Interviews | 11/18/2011

Cox's Steve Necessary explains the new app that will stream live TV channels to the iPad and, later, other platforms

Starz Preps for Post-Netflix Era
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/18/2011

Also: Moto shareholders OK Google deal; US MSOs dominate broadband adds in Q3; Cable-Tec Expo draws 10,000-plus; Roku going global

Telecom Outlook for UK, France, Chile & Peru
Research Rewind | 11/18/2011

This week: Telecom outlook for the U.K., France, Peru and Chile; Latin American operators fall in love with data

AlcaLu Chairman: We Back Ben!
EuroBlog | 11/18/2011

7:50 AM The Alcatel-Lucent board backs its CEO

Huawei, ZTE Probed by Intelligence Agency
News Analysis | 11/18/2011

The US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence has launched an investigation into the potential security threat posed by the Chinese vendor duo

Euronews: Shareholders Turn On AlcaLu CEO
News Analysis | 11/18/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Verwaayen under pressure; DT's 'bridge builder' packs up his tools; Pace predicts huge impact from Thai floods

iPhone Awards: Verizon's Reliable, AT&T's Fastest
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/18/2011

Metrico: Verizon has the best call-success rates, AT&T the fastest downloads and Sprint the best uplink voice quality for the iPhone 4S

Amazon's Kindle Fire Sells for $55 Over Cost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/17/2011

UBM TechInsights confirms the Fire costs $143 to make, suggesting that Amazon is not losing money on each item sold

Cisco Makes Noise in 100G
News Analysis | 11/17/2011

Remember that CoreOptics acquisition? It's alive

Verizon & T-Mobile Expand Mobile Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/17/2011

Verizon opens up 17 new LTE markets, while T-Mobile brings HSPA+42 to 11 new cities in the US

When Will Cable's Advanced Ad Plan Pop?
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/17/2011

Cable's pursuit of advanced advertising success has met some choppy waters, but a Canoe exec sees smoother and more lucrative sailing ahead

AlcaLu Unveils Its Carrier Cloud Play
News Analysis | 11/17/2011

Alcatel-Lucent has developed what it believes is the first cloud services delivery system tailored to telcos' needs

Sony Seeks Slice of Pay-TV Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/17/2011

Also: U-verse hits a snag in San Francisco; Cisco hails new cable chief; Arris to expand video gateway features; SCTE's Member of the Year

Oclaro Joins Opnext at 100G
News Analysis | 11/17/2011

The supply chain is setting the stage for eventual 100G volumes

TDD Camp Sets Out Global Ambitions
News Analysis | 11/17/2011

'LTE is the next GSM' says China Mobile exec, who believes LTE should rival fixed broadband

Euronews: Crunch Time for Nokia's Lumia
News Analysis | 11/17/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Mixed news on Nokia's saviorphone; KPN boss runs German M&A plan up the flagpole; BT accused of widespread 'throttling'

Ciena Lets You Spy on SC11
Craig's A-List | 11/17/2011

5:15 AM Hey, there are worse ways to spend a coffee break

Google Makes Music With T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/16/2011

The new Google Music service goes live with some special perks for partner T-Mobile and its subscribers

Reinventing Cable's Video Experience
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2011

Charter Communications CTO Jay Rolls discusses the MSO's plans to embrace IP video, pipe video to more devices and take advantage of HTML5

Tata Stops Short of 100G Undersea
News Analysis | 11/16/2011

A 40G undersea deployment is good news for Ciena and a reminder that 100G needs some time in the oven

Making Money on Mobile Money
Que Sera Sarah | 11/16/2011

2:15 PM Wireless operators want a piece of the revenue in mCommerce, but it won’t come in traditional ways

MPLS-TP's Split Standard Could Be Close
News Analysis | 11/16/2011

There's a proposal afoot that would appear to give the Y.1731 camp what it wants

Smart Is in for 2012
Rewired | 11/16/2011

1:40 PM Whatever else service providers want to do, they have to build smarter networks and offer smarter services

Cable's Cost Per Bit Plummets
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/16/2011

IP traffic on cable networks is on the rise, but there's a nice economic side benefit as MSOs tap denser access gear to support it

Mobile Ops Unite to Keep NFC in the SIM
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/16/2011

45 of the world’s wireless operators have banded together to push SIM-Based NFC, ensuring they aren’t cut out of the mCommerce value chain

LTE TDD: Asia's Hot Tech
AsiaBlog | 11/16/2011

12:00 PM There's no doubt that Asia/Pacific is the center of LTE TDD developments just now

DT Wants Cash From Content Owners
EuroBlog | 11/16/2011

11:20 AM Dreams of the 'two-sided' business model are alive and well

Boxee Tees Up Live TV Cord-Cutting Tool
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/16/2011

Also: Shaw to launch Moto's HTML5 guide; Netflix spruces up Android app; FourthWall puts EBIF on Moto boxes; NetONO powers up TiVo

Nokia Tablet Due in June 2012?
Wireless Bits | 11/16/2011

6:45 AM Latest speculation has it that Nokia will launch a Windows 8 tablet in June next year

GSMA: Dual-Mode a Must for LTE Devices
News Analysis | 11/16/2011

LTE devices need to support FDD and TDD if the LTE market is to thrive, says GSM Association chief, but that could be tricky

Euronews: Vodafone Eyes Spanish M&A
News Analysis | 11/16/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone goes through books of KPN's mobile Spanish outpost; Vivendi mixes it in Q3; Fujitsu uses BT's poles

Boosting Ethernet's IQ
LRTV Interviews | 11/16/2011

tw telecom's Michael Rouleau says Ethernet's days of being just a fast and dumb pipe are rapidly coming to an end

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Day 1
LRTV Soundbites | 11/16/2011

Cox Pulls Out of Wireless
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2011

Despite some original grand plans, Cox says it can't obtain the scale or the devices to keep up in wireless

Verivue Goes Transparent
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2011

New software could help Verivue's customers, including cable MSOs, broaden their use of network caching

ITU-T Makes an MPLS-TP Statement
Craig's A-List | 11/15/2011

3:25 PM Exactly what this means for the potentially split MPLS-TP standard isn't that clear, though

Low-Latency Market Expanding, Sidera Says
LRTV Interviews | 11/15/2011

Financial services drove initial push but other verticals such as education and healthcare are now buying low-latency service as well

100G Watch: Brocade Goes Big
News Analysis | 11/15/2011

The largest 100G installation to date, an extra bauble for the supply chain and a couple of Ethernet Expo notes

Moto Mobility CEO: 4G Can't Do It Alone
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2011

New mobile broadband technologies provide a big speed boost, but the economics don't hold up if they're used to handle a consumer's every broadband need

Nokia Starts Over With Mobile Music
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/15/2011

Nokia – like the majority of handset players – is trying to make a business on mobile music, but will wireless operators embrace it?

Cox to Stream Live TV to Tablets
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2011

The MSO's president says Cox TV Connect will arrive in time for the 2011 holidays

Will Amazon Fire Up the Tablet Market?
Jonestown | 11/15/2011

11:15 AM The Amazon Kindle Fire is now available. Will you be buying one of the $200 tablets?

iPad Apps Add to Video Delivery Costs
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2011

Cable MSOs aren't sure how they'll make money from offering linear TV via iPad apps, but they know customers want it

How Ready Is MPLS-TP?
LRTV Interviews | 11/15/2011

Ixia's Tara Van Unen provides the test equipment vendor's take on the readiness of MPLS-TP, saying there's still more work to be done on vendor interoperability

Huawei Packs On Cable Muscle
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2011

Also: SCTE boards up for 2011-2012; Moto pitches hosted Televation app; Rovi scores TotalGuide deals; Cisco seals BNI Video deal

Moto Softens Up Before CCAP
The Bauminator | 11/15/2011

9:00 AM CCAP can wait ... for a while. Moto's the latest vendor to double downstream capacity on existing CMTS blades using software upgrades

China Telecom Preps 100G Trial
News Analysis | 11/15/2011

Chinese carrier chooses five vendors for pilot that will focus on more than just data speeds

Xilinx Chips In on CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2011

The company sees a chance for FPGAs to fill the gaps as the CCAP spec continues to evolve

Euronews: French Rivals Do Deal on FTTH
News Analysis | 11/15/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: France Telecom, SFR divvy up fiber spoils; turbulence at C&W Worldwide; BT launches 100Mbit/s FTTH for chosen few

Huawei Buys Out Symantec
AsiaBlog | 11/15/2011

4:45 AM Chinese vendor bolsters its enterprise strategy by taking total control of joint venture

AT&T Hits 15 LTE Markets, Adds Another Tablet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/14/2011

With six more markets coming online, the carrier looks poised to make its 15-market goal for LTE

Extreme vs. Arista
Craig's A-List | 11/14/2011

4:20 PM Techy stats are nice, but they don't get you profiled in The New York Times

Backhaulin' LTE in London
Wireless Bits | 11/14/2011

12:40 PM O2's LTE trial network in London makes some points about point-to-multipoint wireless backhaul systems

Casa Shrinks Docsis 3.0 CMTS
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/14/2011

Also: Netflix, Lionsgate forge UK deal; CableLabs picks S3 Group for ITV testing; Grande rolls TiVo; Arris pipes ads for TV Everywhere

Cable Rethinks 'Modular' CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/14/2011

Faced with limited support from vendors for a modular CCAP, CableLabs and its partners try a new approach that could help edge QAM makers

Cable-Tec Expo 2011: What's Hot
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/14/2011

CDNs, CCAP, IP video, capacity management and adaptive bit rate coding will be some key themes at this week's big cable technology event

Honorable Mentions: Nov. 14
Matt's Mentions | 11/14/2011

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

O2 Lights Up London LTE Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/14/2011

Telefonica's O2 kicked off London's first LTE trial on Monday with equipment from NSN and dongles from Samsung

Euronews: Telekom Austria's Revenues Slide
News Analysis | 11/14/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Austrian incumbent hit by tough times in Central Europe; O2 tests LTE in London; VimpelCom's net income falls 79%

Qualcomm Pursues 4G Push-To-Talk
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/14/2011

Walkie-Talkie style features could eventually become part of the LTE standard but are unlikely to be commercial before 2015 or 2016

LR Live!: 2011 Leading Lights Awards Photos
Slide Shows | 11/11/2011

Smile! We have photos from this week's celebration of Light Reading's 2011 Leading Lights Awards

LRTV Documentaries | 11/11/2011

Light Reading's editors have a good f**king laugh at themselves and their colleagues in this gag reel that's chock full of unnecessary censorship

AboveNet: Connecting to the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 11/11/2011

AboveNet COO Rajiv Datta talks about the role that high-quality, dedicated Ethernet services can play in a cloud services world

Photos: The MEF Awards
Slide Shows | 11/11/2011

Here are some of the visual highlights from the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet Service Provider Awards this week

OS Watch: Moto RAZR Makes 11/11/11 Debut
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/11/2011

Also: Nokia shows how the Lumia is made and plots an LTE version for AT&T; RIM vows continued Flash support; app downloads go crazy on Android and iOS

Comcast's CIO to Exit in 2011
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/11/2011

Andrew Baer, the man in charge of Comcast's customer care, billing, ordering systems and data centers, is leaving by year's end

Google TV Won't Fool Logitech Again
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/11/2011

Also: Comcast balks at out-of-footprint video play; more Clearwire funding; Sprint gives Cablevision's biz service some retail space

7 Things to Know About Carrier Ethernet
News Analysis | 11/11/2011

OTN, backhaul, the cloud -- here's a wrapup of what we think we learned at Ethernet Expo

Canoga Perkins Brings 100G to Demarc
News Analysis | 11/11/2011

A 100G NID was an interesting tidbit snuck into one of the afternoon Ethernet Expo presentations

Latin American Telecom in the Spotlight
Research Rewind | 11/11/2011

This week: Cable in the cloud, the telecom temperature of Mexico and Costa Rica, why Latin American operators are embracing video on demand

XO's Nicklas: Ethernet Still Needs Work
LRTV Interviews | 11/11/2011

From the chipset up, Carrier Ethernet still faces technical challenges, says XO Communications CTO Randy Nicklas

LR Live!: EENY Day 2 Update
Craig's A-List | 11/11/2011

The second day of Ethernet Expo included talk about MPLS-TP, 100G and, yes, the cloud

Euronews: Layoff Costs Tear Into Telefonica's Q3
News Analysis | 11/11/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Spanish giant takes a Q3 tumble; Telecom Italia's doing better than Berlusconi; Nokia's not quite so green

Assessing the Indian Telecom Equipment Opportunity: Part 2
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/11/2011

Part two of our assessment of telecom equipment opportunities in India, focusing on packet-optical trends

Globe Gets Customer-Centric
AsiaBlog | 11/11/2011

9:25 AM Globe Telecom has customer experience management (CEM) advances at the forefront of its mobile transformation program, with Amdocs as its key partner

AT&T Driving Up Global Capex Average?
Jonestown | 11/10/2011

Infonetics says global capex spend will rise by almost 6 percent in 2011 to $311 billion

Net Neutrality Rules Dodge a Bullet
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/10/2011

A Republican-backed bill fails to overturn the rules, but the FCC still has several hurdles on the horizon

The Cloud's a Tough Gig
EuroBlog | 11/10/2011

OpSource prepares cloud service hopefuls for the tough road ahead

Hey, You, Get Onto My Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/10/2011

MSOs are looking to use their own IP clouds to support new interactive program guides, user interfaces and interactive apps on cable TV

Arris's $100M Opportunity
The Bauminator | 11/10/2011

1:15 PM Death of the set-top box? Don't tell that to Arris, whose hybrid video gateway strategy is springing to life

Adobe Kills Off Flash for HTML5
Que Sera Sarah | 11/10/2011

1:00 PM Apple's Flash restrictions don't seem so tyrannical now that Adobe confirms it'll no longer support the tech on mobile

T-Mobile Stems Sub Losses With Pre-Paid Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/10/2011

But the company is still concerned about the effect that the iPhone 4S launch might have on its Q4 results

Cisco's Comeback Quarter
News Analysis | 11/10/2011

Cisco beat Wall Street's expectations and went back to touting its leadership in networking, as opposed to apologizing for its inefficiency

SureWest Joins the SDV Club
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/10/2011

Also: Mediacom, Insight shed video subs in Q3; former Cox CTO joins Syniverse; FCC tests national emergency system; Rovi shares take a dive

Smarter Services Pack Revenue Punch
News Analysis | 11/10/2011

A study commissioned by Tellabs finds smart networks help a little, but differentiated and personalized services are where the real money lies

Verizon: Ethernet Services That Stand Out
LRTV Interviews | 11/10/2011

Verizon's Jeffery Schwartz talks about how service providers can make their Ethernet stand out in a crowd

What's Cookin' at Cable-Tec Expo?
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 11/10/2011

Terry Cordova, Suddenlink's CTO and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo's program committee chairman, previews next week's big show in Atlanta

Euronews: Deutsche Telekom Confirms Guidance
News Analysis | 11/10/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: German incumbent's Q3 matches expectations; Greek crisis damgages OTE; ARM unveils mobile gaming super-chip

FCC, Cable Back Low-Cost Internet Battle Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/9/2011

FCC and some big MSOs to follow Comcast's lead with $9.95-per-month Internet service for qualifying low-income households

Stoke Working on Wi-Fi Offload Upgrades
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/9/2011

Mobile gateway player is working on smoother Wi-Fi software that it expects to show off at Mobile World Congress next year

OTN Inches Toward the Metro
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2011

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses what he's seeing in the evolution of OTN and the packet-optical network

LR Live!: EENY Day 1 Update
Craig's A-List | 11/9/2011

New products, Ethernet exchanges and (lack of) latency highlighted the first half of Ethernet Expo Americas 2011

LR Live!: Photos From Ethernet Expo Americas
Slide Shows | 11/9/2011

As the second day of Ethernet Expo gets going, here are some scenes from the show floor and around the conference

tw telecom: It's Time to Raise Ethernet's IQ
News Analysis | 11/9/2011

Tw telecom exec says a fast (and dumb) Ethernet pipe won't cut it anymore as enterprise customers head to the cloud for all their apps needs

MPLS Gets Edgy in Austria
EuroBlog | 11/9/2011

11:15 AM Austrian ISP takes MPLS to the edge for DSL aggregation

Telco Systems
LRTV Soundbites | 11/9/2011

Is OTN Overkill?
News Analysis | 11/9/2011

If services are all-packet, do you really want to pack them into OTN? Most people say yes, but Transmode made the 'No' case at Ethernet Expo

Vodafone's Australian Angst
AsiaBlog | 11/9/2011

Service revenues drop Down Under following Vodafone's network problems late last year

Sprint: Wireless Tablets Need a Voice to Take Off
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/9/2011

Sprint believes voice functionality will help 3G/4G-connected tablets become more popular than Wi-Fi-only versions

Another MSO Loosens Moto's Video Grip
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/9/2011

Also: MSOs to follow Comcast's 'Internet Essentials' model; Boxee to bundle live TV option; Comcast makes IPv6 strides; Knology adds video subs

Euronews: Ericsson Eyes Patents Cash Cow
News Analysis | 11/9/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson CEO wants to better exploit its patents portfolio; KPN focuses on fiber; Swisscom revenues fall

Verizon Doubles Up on LTE
Jonestown | 11/8/2011

5:05 PM A step in the right direction for data-hungry LTE users, Verizon is offering a doubled cap for the same price for the holidays

DISA CIO: Data Center Challenges
LRTV Documentaries | 11/8/2011

Henry Sienkiewicz talks about consolidating data centers and the challenge of providing cloud services across different agencies

Are 'Carrier' Ethernet Exchanges Dead?
Rewired | 11/8/2011

3:30 PM Equinix and Telx say yes, because they're increasingly focused on data centers and cloud connectivity, not just carrier services

Ethernet Expo 2011 Update
LRTV Soundbites | 11/8/2011

ECI Cracks Open OMLT
LRTV Interviews | 11/8/2011

Oren Marmur, ECI's head of optical networking, explains how his company's new technology improves on P-OTS systems and delivers real true convergence

SBC, DPI on Genband's Hit List
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/8/2011

Genband CEO Charlie Vogt highlights some markets the vendor's chasing down to help it lock down earnings growth of 15% to 20%

ECI's New Flavor of P-OTS
News Analysis | 11/8/2011

Packet optical convergence never tasted so good! ECI Telecom unveils its OMLT platform at Ethernet Expo – and it's a real mouthful

Ethernet, Cloud Look to Scale
News Analysis | 11/8/2011

Simplicity and connectivity will be key to the next stages of Ethernet and cloud services, according to Ethernet Expo's Day 1 keynotes

RCN Rolls TiVo's Whole-Home DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/8/2011

Also: New Nook tablet pre-loads Netflix and Hulu Plus; Moto moving on cable-focused tablet; Frontier's video portal goes over the top

Vidyo Takes Video Virtual
News Analysis | 11/8/2011

New approach eliminates physical video routers and MCUs, instead running videos on the public cloud infrastructure

Defense IT Looks for Cloud Help
News Analysis | 11/8/2011

Defense Information Systems Agency chief tells Ethernet Expo he wants industry help, not product hype, in managing apps on a global basis

LR Live!: What We're Expecting at Ethernet Expo
LRTV Interviews | 11/8/2011

International Managing Editor Ray Le Maistre and Editor-in-Chief Phil Harvey get amped up about what sessions and service providers they'll be hearing from at Ethernet Expo Americas

Rackspace Touts the Hybrid Cloud
News Analysis | 11/8/2011

The company says its year-old hybrid cloud service seems to have unlocked customers' interest in the cloud

Man on the Street: Operator Opps & Challenges
Que Sera Sarah | 11/8/2011

Attendees at the Open Mobile Summit offer advice for operators on what their biggest challenges and opportunities will be in the year ahead

Vodafone Smartens Up for Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/8/2011

Vodafone updates on its network preparations for more smartphones and mobile data growth as it reports first-half financial results

Luxtera Tries Its Hand at 100G
News Analysis | 11/8/2011

The silicon photonics vendor gets speeds up to 28 Gbit/s, setting up the possibility of a 100G optical backplane

Euronews: Vodafone Upbeat on Full-Year Outlook
News Analysis | 11/8/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone H1 offers grounds for optimism; Telefonica invests in Quantenna; Swisscom tests LTE in tourist regions

Verizon Builds a Connected Home
LRTV Interviews | 11/8/2011

Verizon takes control of the Internet-connected home with security cameras, energy management and automation devices that its customers can manage on their mobile phones

Level 3 Hiccup Briefly Knocks Out Some ISPs
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/7/2011

Juniper's getting some of the blame for a Level 3 outage that temporarily took down ISPs such as Time Warner Cable Monday morning

Photos: Sprint's Open Solutions Conference
Slide Shows | 11/7/2011

Developers flocked to Sprint's confab, and with connected kegs, Android arcades, Ping-Pong and graffiti artists, it was quite the party

NEC Puts OpenFlow on the Market
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2011

Having gone commercial with a hybrid OpenFlow switch, NEC gives us some thoughts on what competition will be like

Has Tekelec Been Undervalued?
News Analysis | 11/7/2011

Vendor's board approves $780M takeover by private equity firms but some feel the deal is leaving investors shortchanged

Dish Loses 110,000 Subs in Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/7/2011

Also: Dish may go over the top; EchoStar posts Q3 loss; analysts downplay Google's pay-TV plans; Netflix to stream MGM flicks overseas

Mu Dynamics Opens Its LTE Apps Toolbox
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/7/2011

Mu Dynamics tests apps on LTE under real-world conditions and shares insights with LR Mobile about chatty apps

Cyan Widens Its Ethernet View
News Analysis | 11/7/2011

The promise of managing multiple vendors' gear from one screen is starting to come true, as Cyan plans to show at Ethernet Expo

Honorable Mentions: Nov. 7
Matt's Mentions | 11/7/2011

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Euronews: Vodafone Guns for UK Govt Deals
News Analysis | 11/7/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone sets up Public Services unit; EC investigates Samsung/Apple patents spat; BT unleases ... a new spade

OpenFlow Slices Up the Network
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2011

The power of the OpenFlow protocol could be in virtualizing the network, Christos Kolias of Orange explains

Startup Tackles App Discovery Challenge
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2011

AppCarousel says it's solved the problem of app discovery with its new software targeted at wireless operators and brands looking to steal eyeballs from Apple and Android

AlcaLu CFO: We're 'P*ssed'
News Analysis | 11/4/2011

CFO vents his frustrations over cash flow situation as CEO Ben Verwaayen defends his company's game plan

Can Towerstream Make $$ With Free Wi-Fi?
Kaps Korner | 11/4/2011

11:00 AM Towerstream aims to trade location-based, targeted ads for some user data in order to provide free Wi-Fi in key sections of major metros

Apple Admits iPhone 4S Battery Problems
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/4/2011

Says it is a software problem and a fix will be on the way soon

Google Eyes Pay-TV Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/4/2011

Also: Dish defends mobile moves; Comcast expands 100-Meg D3 for businesses; Liberty Global bucks up for TV commerce

Euronews: Q3 Blues for AlcaLu
News Analysis | 11/4/2011

A less than stellar end to 2011, NSN's backhaul sale, a new Finnish spectrum auction and enhanced Ethernet services make today's news queue

Towerstream Builds Data Oasis With Wi-Fi
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2011

The broadband access vendor is moving away from its WiMax roots and carving out a niche as a wholesale Wi-Fi provider for crowded urban markets

OpenFlow's 'Centralized' Problem
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2011

The OpenFlow protocol often gets criticized for creating a single point of failure, but Omar Baldonado of Big Switch says that's not the case

Sprint Accelerates Network Vision
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/4/2011

Sprint's itching to see its Network Vision realized and is planning dual-mode CDMA and LTE devices for launch next year

Opera Turbocharges Mobile Browsing
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2011

Opera Software's executive VP explains why a new mobile browsing experience is in order and how apps are moving online via HTML 5

Second-Generation Femtocells Strut Their Stuff
Research Rewind | 11/4/2011

This week: Femtocell silicon devices, India's optical transport network boom, Latin America's smartphone revolution

AlcaLu Under Pressure
News Analysis | 11/4/2011

Its Q3 financials and Q4 outlook fail to impress so further cost-cutting is needed

Photos from the Open Mobile Summit
Slide Shows | 11/4/2011

The mobile industry gathered in Cali to discuss hot-button issues like network smarts, patents, operating-system wars and data caps

DragonWave to Buy NSN Unit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/4/2011

Specialist vendor agrees to purchase NSN's microwave backhaul system unit, which comes with 360 staff and a host of major customers

Samsung Still Experimenting With Tablets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/3/2011

Samsung is planning a broad range of tablets with various price points and different features, once it learns how consumers use them

Photos: Inside Verizon's Developer Playground
Que Sera Sarah | 11/3/2011

1:15 PM Verizon’s Apps Innovation Center gives developers early access to devices, APIs and its LTE network. What it gives Verizon is yet to be determined

Glaser Gets Real With 4G
Kaps Korner | 11/3/2011

10:55 AM Rob Glaser, the ex-Microsofter and founder of RealNetworks, thinks it's only a matter of time before 4G really flies

Viacom & TW Cable Renew iPad Fight
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/3/2011

Also: TW Cable wraps up NewWave; Comcast sharpens Xcalibur plan; DirecTV rakes in subs; Liberty Global closes in on gateway debut

UK Altnet Unveils $800M Fiber Plan
EuroBlog | 11/3/2011

10:10 AM Specialist network operator CityFibre has plans to spend £500 million on metro rings and fiber access

Euronews: BT Profits Up 36% in Q2
News Analysis | 11/3/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: BT's in the pink, C&WC makes hay in the Caribbean, and Telefonica slims down its handset range

In Search of LTE’s Killer App
Que Sera Sarah | 11/3/2011

5:20 AM Wireless operators need to find the one app that convinces consumers they have to buy an LTE smartphone

Clearwire Still Looks to Sprint for Funding
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/2/2011

Needing nearly $1B for its LTE upgrade, Clearwire is still focused on raising additional capital from Sprint

Carol Wilson: TelcoTV 2011 Wrap-Up
LRTV Soundbites | 11/2/2011

LightSquared: 4G America's Dumbest Pipe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/2/2011

CEO says he wants no intelligence in LightSquared's wholesale LTE network. 'None. Zero'

Second-Gen Silicon Drives Enterprise & Public Femtos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/2/2011

Small cells could mean a big payback for femtocell developers

What Might Shorten iPhone 4S Battery Life?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/2/2011

New features like the iCloud service and HSPA+ 3G in the AT&T phone could potentially affect battery life on the new device

Docsis 3.0 Demand Catches Zoom Off Guard
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/2/2011

Also: Rogers toys with à la carte; Verizon talks up TV-based voice mail; Starz scores more 3-D distribution; Concurrent's tough Q1

Calix Ups Ante on VDSL Vectoring
News Analysis | 11/2/2011

New line cards for E7-2 feature industry's highest density for higher-bandwidth copper

Comcast Slows Video Losses, Grows Internet Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/2/2011

Comcast shed a better than expected 165,000 video subs while adding 261,000 high-speed Internet customers in a profitable third quarter

Vodafone Throws Femtos at UK 'Notspots'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/2/2011

Femtocells aren't just for indoor coverage anymore as Vodafone launches a trial to cover rural areas in the UK

Should Huawei Do Business in Iran?
AsiaBlog | 11/2/2011

8:00 AM Pressure group seeks vendor's withdrawal from Middle East market

CCAP in Flux
The Bauminator | 11/2/2011

Harmonic's CEO doesn't see CCAP product volumes ramping up for "several years" while Motorola outlines a possible migration path

Euronews: Juniper Bolsters Deutsche Boerse
News Analysis | 11/2/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: QFabric flutters in Germany; Vodafone pushes femtos out to UK's rural 'notspots'; Nokia gives nod to ST-Ericsson

Open Mobile Summit: Life Beyond Mobile Apps
Que Sera Sarah | 11/2/2011

6:00 AM Move over apps. Building network capacity and capitalizing on LTE and mCommerce will headline the fourth annual Summit in San Francisco

Carriers & Vendors Feel Capital Squeeze
News Analysis | 11/1/2011

The global financial crisis is making it harder for companies to secure network expansion funding, even for vendors such as Huawei

JDSU, Opnext Detail Flood Effects
News Analysis | 11/1/2011

The ongoing flooding in Thailand is hitting optical vendors, though JDSU has more reason for optimism than Opnext

The 4G Dichotomy
Jonestown | 11/1/2011

5:00 PM As phones and tablets get faster, going over your data plan allowance becomes more likely

Charter Ready to Give DSL a Thrashing
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/1/2011

Charter's not giving up on video, but it's starting to style itself more as an ISP as it targets AT&T's and CenturyLink's DSL base

JDSU Reports Q1 Losses, Beats Estimates
News Analysis | 11/1/2011

Non-GAAP earnings beat the street, but the Q2 forecast is more of a trick than a treat

Charter Sheds More Video Subscribers
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/1/2011

MSO loses 64,800 video subs while voice additions slow, but broadband and commercial services gains pick up the slack

MetroPCS: $100 LTE Smartphones in 2012?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/1/2011

Huawei, Samsung, ZTE and others are working on hitting $99-to-$150 LTE handset targets for MetroPCS in 2012

Zayo Polishes Big Apple With Cyan
News Analysis | 11/1/2011

NYC network upgrade will enable new Ethernet services and improve SLA reporting for business customers

Bright House Brings Live TV to the iPad
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/1/2011

Also: Charter.net lets subs surf for over-the-top video; DirecTV, Fox end retrans spat; Adobe snaps up Web ad firm

Skype's Latest Telco Friend
AsiaBlog | 11/1/2011

8:20 AM Indonesian operator will charge monthly fee for unlimited Skype use on smartphones

Euronews: Ex-Nokia Chief's €8M Paycheck
News Analysis | 11/1/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Dumped Kallasvuo is revealed as last year's highest-earning Finn, while Polish operator eyes media company

Huawei Eyes Cloud Acquisitions
AsiaBlog | 11/1/2011

6:45 AM Chinese vendor is scouting for acquisition targets and partnership opportunities to bolster its cloud capabilities

ASSIA Troubleshoots DSL Disruptions
LRTV Documentaries | 11/1/2011

ASSIA's Jerome Joanny shows off the company's iPhone application designed to help service providers better pinpoint broadband network problems before rolling a truck

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