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Analyst: DoJ Suit Bad for All Carriers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2011

Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett says AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile is definitively dead, and that hurts everyone – even Sprint

Set-Tops, Modems Join in Royal Wedding
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/31/2011

Hybrid gateways are wooing MSOs by unifying TV and IP video

AT&T's First LTE Tab Is for Big Spenders
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2011

The HTC Jetstream – its first LTE/HSPA+ tablet, and its first on Android Honeycomb – will sell for a hefty $699.99 with a two-year contract

DoJ Blocks AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2011

The US Department of Justice has moved to block the $39B merger, which could be bad news for AT&T's LTE future

Reliability Trumps Speed in LTE
Que Sera Sarah | 8/31/2011

11:05 AM Chicago is becoming a 4G city with AT&T's LTE showing up, but the hand-off from LTE to 3G will be just as important as speed in the early days

Comcast Faces $875M Class-Action Suit
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/31/2011

Also: Rogers taps iControl, Comcast gets going with gateways, Pace heads to the cloud, another small op thinks big with SDV

Nokia Shells Out for Windows Phone Development
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2011

Nokia will be the main investor in Vision+, a new fund to be led by former Nokia exec Tero Ojanperä and focus on apps development

DirecTV, BSkyB Lock In NDS for TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/31/2011

NDS's multi-screen VideoGuard Connect DRM may help the vendor expand its presence at Cablevision and Cox and gain entry with other US MSOs

Ericsson Debuts New Service Routers
News Analysis | 8/31/2011

The company launches its post-Redback line of routers, putting an increased emphasis on services while hitting the magic 400G number

Euronews: Sun Sets on AlcaLu's Sunrise Deal
News Analysis | 8/31/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu makes an early exit from Swiss contract, while Vivendi and Bouygues Telecom feel the telecom heat

HP Brings TouchPad Back From the Dead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/30/2011

Despite killing off the webOS-based tablet, HP plans to manufacture some more – are happy consumers or angry suppliers to thank?

Brocade Sells Router Subscriptions
News Analysis | 8/30/2011

A new pay-as-you-go business model is Brocade's latest way of trying to get buyers' attention in the shadow of Cisco

Sprint's Strategy Meeting Isn't So Mysterious
Jonestown | 8/30/2011

2:10 PM Sprint's 'mysterious' meeting is only CEO Dan Hesse updating investors on Network Vision, as promised

BTI Makes the Metro Dynamic
News Analysis | 8/30/2011

The long-haul optical network already has some automated power-balancing features. Now it's the metro's turn

ZTE Boasts LTE Momentum
News Analysis | 8/30/2011

H1 details show LTE uptake and growth in mobile devices

LiTE Bites: LightSquared's 12 & AT&T in Chicago
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/30/2011

Reports vary widely on early speeds found on AT&T's Chicago LTE network before it is launched

Pay TV in Store for a Rocky Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/30/2011

Also: Google TV tunes up for Europe, Dish goes tailgating, Comcast's Cavalry rolls into Sacramento, MoCA makes a milestone

India Inches Closer to LTE TDD
News Analysis | 8/30/2011

Multiple vendors prepare to launch LTE dongles housing Qualcomm multi-mode chips as India's operators ready services

Euronews: Vodafone Eyes Greek Merger
News Analysis | 8/30/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Mobile giant has Wind Hellas merger in its sights, while Nokia site suffers an – ouch! – SQL Injection attack

Enablence Sells Off PON Systems
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/30/2011

Signaling an official end to Enablence's PON-systems ambitions, cable vendor Aurora pays $5.1M for what used to be Wave7

SK Bags Prized Spectrum
AsiaBlog | 8/30/2011

5:10 AM SK Telecom beats KT to South Korea's 1.8GHz block

Bringing Cisco's Money Home
Craig's A-List | 8/29/2011

5:40 PM Repatriation could revive Cisco's unofficial 'R&D' process, one analyst reckons

Cisco Doubling Down on CMTS Density
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/29/2011

Next-gen CMTS said to pack in 144 downstream QAMS and give MSOs the headroom for an IP video migration and a bridge to CCAP

Samsung Gets Its ChatOn Too
Que Sera Sarah | 8/29/2011

1:35 PM Samsung launches a cross-platform, group mobile IM service, but it's just one of many companies feeling chatty lately

Hype Hurting Enterprise Cloud Confidence
News Analysis | 8/29/2011

ING CTO warns that 'everything-to-the-cloud' thinking makes it harder for CTOs to explain enterprise-quality clouds

Apple Prepping Pay-TV Push
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/29/2011

Also: Apple scraps TV rentals, Canoe realigns its executive oars, Moto says 'most' US MSOs are setting net-DVR launches

US Wireless Operators Spend Big on mCommerce
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/29/2011

AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile will reportedly pump more than $100M into Isis, their joint venture for NFC-enabled mobile transactions

RIM LTE Phones Expected Early Next Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/29/2011

RIM could add LTE to its first phones using the QNX operating systems due in early 2012, analysts say

Videoconferencing Poised to Explode – Again?
News Analysis | 8/29/2011

Once again, vendors are poised for a videoconferencing market that is set to take off – unless, of course, it doesn't

LTE Demo: A Socialized Life
The Philter | 8/29/2011

7:00 AM With a house full of connected mobile devices, Ericsson finds a friendly way to manage energy usage and home security via the Internet

Cloud Watch: VMworld Looms
News Analysis | 8/26/2011

VMware catches heat, Oracle catches a draft and a few cloudy startups catch some funding

Verizon Waiting for an LTE Galaxy?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/26/2011

3:00 PM Verizon won't be carrying the Samsung Galaxy S II when its competitors are, but that could be because a bigger, better version is on its way

Who Will Nab Hulu?
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/26/2011

Also: US broadband has a slow Q2, DirecTV may cook up its own Slingbox, cable guys rail against telco-backed USF reform proposals

Aircel Joins India's Cloud Crowd
News Analysis | 8/26/2011

Operator teams with Virtela to capitalize on the expected demand for cloud-based services in India and overseas

Broadband Policy Management Vendors Are Crushing It
Research Rewind | 8/26/2011

This week: Mobile broadband policy management, Taiwan's telecom outlook, Pyramid gets organized, Heavy Reading MVPs, Matt's Mentions

Broadcom Crafting PON-Speed HFC
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/26/2011

Broadcom's prototype for EPON-over-Coax could extend the life of HFC and grace it with symmetrical Gigabit speeds

OS Watch: Korea Builds Its Own OS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/26/2011

In this week's digest: Korea wants a new OS for Samsung and LG, Samsung does want HP PSG, and Verizon doesn't want Samsung's Galaxy S II

Why Cisco Makes Cius
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/26/2011

Why didn't Cisco enlist a mobile-device partner to build the Cius? Turns out there's a good reason

LTE Demo: Ad Hoc Video Streaming
The Philter | 8/26/2011

7:00 AM Ericsson shows what's possible with an advanced mobile network and how service providers could charge for short bursts of big video streaming

Euronews: French 4G Auction Rules Under Fire
News Analysis | 8/26/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: French operator fears being bulldozed by bigger rivals in 4G spectrum auction; Italy's telcos escape Robin Hood tax

The Bigger Bubble
Jonestown | 8/26/2011

4:20 AM Mobile startups are hot, but VC spending on wireless is much more diverse than it was during the previous Internet bubble

Bharti Aims for Femto Gain
AsiaBlog | 8/25/2011

11:00 PM India's largest operator deploys femtocells to extend its 3G coverage, the operator's Network Services head tells Light Reading India

Bharti Bridges Networks & IT
AsiaBlog | 8/25/2011

10:00 PM India's biggest operator Bridges the Chasm with 'Netit' team

Cisco Keeps Hammerlock on CMTS Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/25/2011

The CMTS world belongs to Cisco. You're all just living in it

Cablevision Gets Closer to Sprint
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/25/2011

A partnership gives MSO's SMB customers access to discounted wireless service, but is there more in store between Cablevision and Sprint?

RIM Ties Music to BlackBerry Messenger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/25/2011

RIM is hoping its new music service will keep users sufficiently addicted to BBM to hold on to their BlackBerrys -- and bring their friends

Carriers Spending More on Optical Gear
News Analysis | 8/25/2011

Huawei has a standout quarter as carriers generally spent more on optical gear during Q2

Is Metaswitch Prepping Its IPO?
EuroBlog | 8/25/2011

10:50 AM The NGN systems specialist could be heading for a listing

WOW & Wave Broadband Divvy Up Broadstripe
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/25/2011

Also: Brightcove goes for an IPO, TiVo sheds subs but makes MSO progress, Comcast amps up MetroE sales strategy

Verizon to Buy CloudSwitch
News Analysis | 8/25/2011

CloudSwitch acquisition brings new software to Terremark that lets enterprises join or switch clouds

Euronews: DT Plans FTTH Unit
News Analysis | 8/25/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: German giant hatches fiber access unit plan; Samsung faces Galaxy phone ban; Apple shares fall on Jobs bombshell

Quigley's NBN Revamp
AsiaBlog | 8/25/2011

4:10 AM Mike Quigley restructures his top team at Australia's NBN

Tata Touts Next-Gen Strategy
News Analysis | 8/25/2011

Indian-based multinational carrier says it will survive as traditional telecom players become less relevant

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/24/2011

Apple's COO Tim Cook is the new CEO; Jobs becomes chairman of the board at the iPhone maker

TW Cable Slings a Wideband Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/24/2011

MSO will subsidize Slingboxes in NYC, but the D3 promo will likely grab the attention of programmers as they square off over streaming rights

Small Cable Interests Call Out Google
The Bauminator | 8/24/2011

2:35 PM Should independent MSOs worry about Google's acquisition of Motorola? The seeds of doubt are already being planted

Smartphone Marketing 101: Keep It Simple
Que Sera Sarah | 8/24/2011

Samsung's new Galaxy naming conventions may confuse consumers who just want faster, cheaper, better

Samsung & Nokia Push Midrange Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/24/2011

Handset makers launch new phones aimed at the middle range of smartphone users

Google's Other Fiber Project Revs to 150 Mbit/s
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/24/2011

Also: Dish LTE plans are questioned, Grande taps TiVo, Cablevision hires biz service reseller, Netflix's UK speed bump

Pecking at the Terabit Question
Craig's A-List | 8/24/2011

11:00 AM Maybe the OIF's 100G mojo will help get the industry moving towards whatever comes next

Sprint's iPhone Opportunity
Wireless Bits | 8/24/2011

10:15 AM How many Apple smartphones could Sprint sell?

Can Big Broadband Inspire Innovation?
Kaps Korner | 8/24/2011

10:00 AM Would gigabit networks be a fertile ground for innovation and entrepreneurship or just a giant sinkhole for cash?

Euronews: NSN Counters Human Rights Claims
News Analysis | 8/24/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN says it cannot be held responsible for 'abuses' of spy software; Ericsson closes M2M deal

The Myth of LTE Global Roaming
Jonestown | 8/24/2011

6:10 AM Operators are standardizing on LTE but they're all using multiple radio bands, making it hard to develop a 4G world phone

Could Qualcomm Take WebOS?
Jonestown | 8/23/2011

6:15 PM It's one possible future for HP's redheaded stepchild of a mobile operating system, an analyst suggests

iPhone 5 Rumor du Jour: Coming Soon to Sprint?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/23/2011

WSJ is reporting that the latest iPhone 5 could launch on Sprint in mid-October

Entone Gets CableCARD Clearance
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/23/2011

Entone's VUDU-powered hybrid boxes get the CableLabs stamp as the vendor joins the five others chasing the US Tier 2/3 MSO market

Mango Is a Go
Que Sera Sarah | 8/23/2011

4:30 PM Microsoft's OS is ready to ship with 30,000 mobile apps and a few more updates to look forward to

From AT&T Labs: A New(er) Network Vision
Kaps Korner | 8/23/2011

2:50 PM Krish Prabhu touts intelligent networks, mobile apps and the new era of network openness at AT&T

Microsoft Takes Moto Back to Court
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/23/2011

Microsoft wants more royalties from Motorola's Android smartphones before the Google deal goes down

Photos: The Tech Policy Institute's Aspen Summit
Slide Shows | 8/23/2011

Big names in tech gather to talk about your privacy, online future and data. We managed to get a reporter on the premises. What could go wrong?

Is Ciena on the Rebound?
News Analysis | 8/23/2011

Following a mid-year blip, Ciena and its investors can look forward to a brighter near-term future

Dish Sizing Up Mobile Broadband Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/23/2011

Also: VUDU conjures market-share magic, Cox turns up wholesale heat, pirates flock to Fox, ACA asks FCC to loosen MSO-CLEC merger rules

Cisco Sees Gold in M2M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/23/2011

Letting no potentially hot router market go unturned

Subtract Another Cisco Name
Craig's A-List | 8/23/2011

6:40 AM One of the M&A hot-shots becomes the latest senior exec to move out

Euronews: Kudelski's Swiss Miss
News Analysis | 8/23/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Kudelski has a half-year horrorshow; 3G auction gets moving in Algeria; Iraq prepares to grant mobile licenses

Policy 2011: Hot, But Getting Crowded
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/22/2011

Mobile broadband has driven a boom in policy over the past 12 months, bringing a passel of new vendors into the sector

Tech Leaders: Consumers Need More Protection Online
Kaps Korner | 8/22/2011

5:25 PM A panel of tech and government leaders agree consumer confidence would be boosted by better privacy protection. But how far do should we go?

Lessons From the $99 HP Tablet Rush
Jonestown | 8/22/2011

4:40 PM -- Yeah, people love a sale – but if vendors can find the right formula for cheaper tablets they could have a hit on their hands

Time Warner Cable Checks In With IP Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/22/2011

MSO's business unit teams with iBahn to convert QAM video to IP and chase after a budding cable opportunity: video services to hotels

Cisco, Comptel Strike a SPIT Deal
News Analysis | 8/22/2011

Cisco is picking up the assets of the former Axiom Systems, an OSS vendor it's been using anyway

Verizon Updates Mobile TV for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/22/2011

Plus, a primer on the US wireless operators' mobile TV and video offerings in time for their zippier 4G networks

Hulu Bids Could Top $2B
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/22/2011

Also: Comcast drops 'Sunday Ticket' complaint, Insight CEO discusses what's next, and the SCTE calls in the vendor brass

Scarce Spectrum Could Set Back Job Growth
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/22/2011

New Deloitte report predicts that companies in the US could invest $25B to $53B in 4G networks between 2012 and 2016, adding up to 771,000 jobs

Deloitte Finds Job Growth in 4G
Matt's Mentions | 8/22/2011

10:15 AM Also, the NYT takes on Moto's identity crisis and we'll point you to a couple of regulatory developments in Chile and Brazil

Euronews: Libya's Internet Battle
News Analysis | 8/22/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Renesys CTO tries to make sense of a war-torn Internet connection; French ISPs plan to tackle the data hogs

Verizon Workers Return Without Contract
News Analysis | 8/20/2011

CWA, IBEW call off strike based on Verizon management's agreement to negotiate terms

Evidence of Apple's LTE Testing Mounts
Jonestown | 8/19/2011

4:40 PM But the timing might be off for an LTE iPhone in the next month or two

Cisco's Old Math
Craig's A-List | 8/19/2011

2:55 PM A habit that John Chambers has thankfully given up

Cable's Google Shield
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/19/2011

A Comcast-Moto deal struck in 2005 prevents Google from seizing the 'brain' of cable's Motorola-based digital video networks

OS Watch: Who Wants WebOS?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/19/2011

Speculation starts on which company will snap up webOS, Samsung seeks software and Apple butts in with a few rumors in this week's OS rundown

Making Sense of HP's Mobile Mess
The Philter | 8/19/2011

11:45 AM Walking away from the hottest personal computing trend in 20 years makes it hard not to watch what HP might do next

Amazon Takes Bigger Run at Cable's VoD Biz
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/19/2011

Also: Moto can't shop itself around, TW Cable puts Road Runner out to pasture, Malone dumps Barnes & Noble bid, Roku taps Hillcrest

Idea Plans Backhaul Expansion
AsiaBlog | 8/19/2011

9:30 AM Idea explores options to offload its growing data by laying down fiber

Cable May Plow More Cash Into Clearwire
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/19/2011

Cable's wireless Plan B may be in motion, as report says MSOs want to invest more in Clearwire and perhaps buy the cash-strapped company

Looking at Africa for the Next Big Thing in Mobile
Research Rewind | 8/19/2011

This week: Mobile innovation in AME, our take on Google-Motorola Mobility, finding what you need faster, MVPs and a new newsletter

Huawei's Next 6 Months
The Philter | 8/19/2011

8:00 AM All signs point to more momentum for Huawei, even while the rest of the industry struggles to maintain its footing

Euronews: BSkyB Rapped Over Movie Rights
News Analysis | 8/19/2011

UK's Competition Commission says BSkyB is freezing out its pay-TV rivals, while Moroccan operator faces strikes in today's roundup

HP: Tablet Effect Is Real
Que Sera Sarah | 8/18/2011

7:40 PM Tablets, with the exception of HP's own TouchPad, have become so popular that its device business can't keep up

Android & the Promise of LTE Boost Huawei
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2011

Chinese vendor's half year revenue jumps 11% as it touts the deployment of 130 LTE-capable SingleRAN networks worldwide

Will Google Be Good for Cable?
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/18/2011

Nervousness aside, some top cable tech execs say Google's software prowess could boost the Motorola franchise

HP Shuts Down WebOS Device Biz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2011

The handset market just got less crowded as HP intends to discontinue webOS device development, just over a year after acquiring it from Palm

AT&T Axes Lower-Cost SMS Plan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2011

New customers can choose between unlimited or pay per text as the popularity of SMS declines

Verizon Wireless Covers 160M+ With LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2011

Verizon Wireless says that its 4G LTE network now covers more than half the population of the US

Euronews: Nokia Eyeing InterDigital?
News Analysis | 8/18/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Handset giant may put bid in for TDMA pioneer while PC sales continue to fall victim to the mighty tablet

PlayStation 3 to Stream NFL Games Over the Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/18/2011

Also: Nielsen runs iPad TV tests, Roku's streams EPIX (with a big caveat), Rogers enters the smart home biz

CableLabs Set to Open Bay Area Digs
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/17/2011

R&D house to open a San Francisco site as cable looks to tap the region's talent pool and build relationships with innovative startups

Carriers Testing Apple LTE Devices? You'd Hope So ...
Jonestown | 8/17/2011

4:55 PM Apple should be well along the 4G testing curve by now but that doesn't necessarily mean an LTE iPhone is right around the corner

Easing Latin America Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 8/17/2011

There are opportunities galore for operators offering cloud services in Latin America, finds a new Pyramid report

EcoFactor Goes Beyond Energy Monitoring
News Analysis | 8/17/2011

Cloud-based service automatically plans ahead for weather changes and is available on wholesale basis to ISPs

MetroPCS Taps Rhapsody for Unlimited Music
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/17/2011

Like pre-paid rival Leap Wireless, MetroPCS is offering its highest-paying subscribers unlimited music

Cablevision Tunes Up Wi-Fi TV
The Bauminator | 8/17/2011

12:20 PM Cablevision continues to put its weight behind its Wi-Fi buildout even as its 3G ambitions remain up in the air

Google-Moto Deal Fans Cable Fears
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/17/2011

Also: Verizon might deny benefits to strikers; Suddenlink beefs up VoD; Netflix targets piracy in Spain; Limelight, Level 3 may forge CDN deal

ClariPhy Pushes Toward 40G Volume
News Analysis | 8/17/2011

If you're looking for a CEO who's done volume production, the guy who started Broadcom's networking division might work

Top 4 Malware Threats to Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/17/2011

Android's popularity and open architecture have made it vulnerable to malware. Security experts outline the four biggest threats to the OS

IPv6 Security: 5 Things You Need to Know
News Analysis | 8/17/2011

IPv6 isn't safer or less safe than IPv4, but it's different and experts say there's need for caution

Euronews: Galaxy Tab Ban Lifted, for Now
News Analysis | 8/17/2011

Samsung gets a tablet reprieve while German operators join forces for mobile money in today's stroll through the EMEA news garden

The iPhone's Future Is 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/17/2011

Eleven job ads at Apple now call for LTE skills, but the iOS vendor may look to support other 4G flavors as multi-modal networks evolve

Can We Get Back to Innovation Now?
Jonestown | 8/16/2011

4:00 PM Now that Google has its patent shield, it might be time to return to what the mobile industry is supposed to do best

AT&T LTE Network 'Coming Soon'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2011

AT&T will launch a LTE USB dongle and mobile hot spot next week, but without LTE 4G services switched on, the devices will fall back to HSPA+

TWC: Broadband Becoming 'Anchor Service'
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/16/2011

Also: Comcast launches BlackBerry app, more Verizon strike strife, ACA frets about Googorola, man accused of using set-top as a weapon

UK Femto Firm Fired Up for Growth
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2011

ip.access is in a hiring mood as it lays claim to the femtocell shipment crown and hopes to breach the 1 million mark in 2012

Euronews: Nokia Hopes for Google/Moto Boost
News Analysis | 8/16/2011

Ailing Finnish giant thinks it may get shot in the arm from Google's Moto takeover, while Samsung lines up tablet appeal in today's roundup

Google & Moto: Beyond the Patently Obvious
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2011

The Google buyout could have knock-on effects for RIM and others, raise anti-trust issues and provoke more debate on the IPR system in the US

Android: More Than One Way to Skin an OS?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/16/2011

12:00 AM MotoBlur will likely become a thing of the past, but customized UIs will now become much more important for everyone else

Googlarola: A Tale of Tweets
Que Sera Sarah | 8/15/2011

9:30 PM The Twittersphere was all a-flutter over Google's plans to acquire Motorola Mobility. Here are the 10 best Tweets of the day

Google at the Start of Moto's LTE Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Heavy Reading analyst expects Motorola LTE devices with AT&T and Sprint, as well with Verizon, by 2012

Will Google Droid Up the Set-Top Box?
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Cable's IP video ambitions and a new class of set-tops could open the door to Android and Google TV, but would MSOs go for it?

TabCo Uncloaks as Tablet-Maker Fusion Garage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2011

The makers of the ill-fated JooJoo tablet are trying again with a revamped Grid OS and a $499 Grid 10 tablet coming this September

What Google-Moto Means for Microsoft
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Microsoft could gain Windows Phone support as OEMs look to depend less on Android, but it also stands to lose its lucrative licensing fees

Time Warner Cable Splashes Out $3B for Insight
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Also: Charter routes with Cisco, Hulu may fetch $1.5B, cable's Docsis appetite to double in 2012, regulators extend Liberty-Kabel BW review

Google Plays Favorites With Moto Buy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Google's Moto acquisition will strengthen its patent defense for all its handset partners, but fear of favoritism could hurt it in the long run

Google Bringing Order to Android
The Philter | 8/15/2011

10:30 AM Google's bigger presence in mobile device manufacturing could give it a chance to be the model citizen in the wild Android marketplace

Google Buying Moto Mobility for $12.5B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Google claims deal will 'supercharge' Android, but pledges that the operating system will remain open

Euronews: UK Broadband Sector Holds Its Breath
News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Announcement expected on which UK regions will get broadband funding, while Telecom Egypt's profits fall year-on-year in today's EMEA news

Q2 Video Scorecard: Cable, Satellite Get Creamed
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/15/2011

AT&T and Verizon added video subs in the quarter, but probably should have done better given the dismal results from MSOs and satellite TV

Xsigo Says to Ditch the Network
News Analysis | 8/15/2011

Well, not completely. But for east-west traffic between cloud servers, Xsigo says it's got a simpler fabric that doesn't need switches

ActiveVideo Guns for FiOS TV Injunction
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/12/2011

Cablevision's key ITV vendor tries to cripple FiOS TV as it shoots for more in its patent battle with Verizon

Mystery Powder Harms 10 at Cellphone Co.
Jonestown | 8/12/2011

5:10 PM An alarming snippet of news for a Friday afternoon

Attack of the Bad Tab Ads
The Philter | 8/12/2011

4:00 PM The tablet computing market is so desperate to stand out against the iPad that it's taken to killing us with clutter and insulting early adopters of the technology

NC Indie Goes on the Offensive
News Analysis | 8/12/2011

North State Communications challenges AT&T, Time Warner Cable with aggressive fiber push at home and in surrounding communities

Comcast Unit May Toss Lifeline to ViP-TV Affiliates
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/12/2011

Comcast Media Center is working on ways to convert its MPEG-2 video signals to MPEG-4 for EchoStar's scrambling IPTV affiliates

Verizon Strike Gets Uglier
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/12/2011

Also: EchoStar reveals Move Networks price; Fox tying TV Everywhere to retrans; Insight loses subs; NCTA, CEA still brawling over AllVid

Contact Centers Go Public
Research Rewind | 8/12/2011

This week: Contact centers in the public sector, the overheating telecom market in Uganda, NFC-enabled smartphones on life support

Euronews: S&P Cuts Telefonica's Rating
News Analysis | 8/12/2011

Spanish giant hears more bad news while Huawei launches its first own-brand smartphone in the UK in today's regional run-through

Asia/Pac Will Be LTE World Leader
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2011

The Asia/Pacific region will rule the LTE roost by 2014, finds a report from Pyramid Research

Europe Set for LTE Laggard Status
Wireless Bits | 8/12/2011

Europe is falling behind the US and Asia when it comes to LTE

Small Telcos Can Get Cloud Boost
News Analysis | 8/12/2011

Multiple players are eager to help smaller telcos make the leap to selling cloud services

LightSquared Lashes Out at GPS Industry
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2011

GPS industry's failure to comply with defense department filtering standards are the root cause of interference issues, LightSquared says

Cisco Keeping Set-Top Fire Stoked
The Bauminator | 8/11/2011

5:00 PM Cisco's out of the set-top-manufacturing business, but selling set-tops will remain key to its Videoscape strategy

HTC Feels the Beats for $300M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2011

One, two, three and to the fo' – HTC and Dr. Dre is at the do'

AT&T & Sprint Want More Security for Mobile Users
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2011

As mobile devices become more attractive to cyber attackers, AT&T and Sprint are offering their customers some ways to fight back

EchoStar to Shut Down ViP-TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/11/2011

Avail-TVN jumps in with a program to help EchoStar affiliates make the switch before ViP-TV shuts down in September

Mobile Startups Raised $801.9M in July
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2011

Another booming month for mobile startups, according to research from Rutberg, but can it continue with the stock-market jitters?

Hulu Heads to Japan
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/11/2011

Also: Suddenlink sheds basic video, broadband subs in Q2, RCN named in Web monitoring suit, set-top shipments shift to emerging markets

Euronews: Swisscom Feels the Heat in H1
News Analysis | 8/11/2011

Swiss incumbent sees 3.8% drop in revenue while Blackberry blog suffers a hack attack in today's roundup of EMEA telecom news

Backhaul Startup Makes Millimeter-Wave Splash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2011

Sub10 Systems emerges as the newest contender in the small cell wireless backhaul market

HP's Newer, Simpler Optical Backplane
News Analysis | 8/11/2011

Going beyond speedy switching, HP Labs' novel approach aims for a world without switch fabrics

Cablevision, Viacom Pass the Peace Pipe
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/10/2011

The companies avoid a lawsuit that could have been bad news for the progress of TV Everywhere

Cisco Says It's Ready to Fight
News Analysis | 8/10/2011

Now that everyone else is seeing a gloomy market, too, Cisco says it's got the edge, even amid its restructuring

Cisco's Q4 Is a Mild Surprise
News Analysis | 8/10/2011

Earnings did better than expected. We'll see about Cisco's forecast

M2M Growth Overtakes Wireless Subs
Que Sera Sarah | 8/10/2011

4:15 PM Connected devices overtake subscribers in new adds for the second quarter as wireless operators get M2M happy

Where's the Mobile Love for Ethernet Exchanges?
News Analysis | 8/10/2011

LightSquared now has a deal with CENX, but despite compelling economics, others aren't rushing in that direction

Strike Rhetoric Benefits No One
Rewired | 8/10/2011

1:25 PM Verizon strike is playing out against divisive political climate, making arguments more strident, agreement harder to find

The New Customer Premises Networks
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 8/10/2011

12:55 PM Techs must get prepped as cable enters a new era of home networking that extends well beyond just coax

Dish Keeps Wireless Options Open
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/10/2011

Also: Verizon posts sabotage pics, VUDU reaches iPad but sidesteps Apple fees, DirecTV throws Comcast for a loss in Sunday Ticket spat

Clearwire Promotes COO to CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/10/2011

Clearwire makes COO Erik Prusch its new CEO as it hunts for money to build out a faster LTE overlay on its WiMax network

O2's Social Conscience
Matt's Mentions | 8/10/2011

10:15 AM Also: Betting on Carlos Slim and Facebook doomsday threats

ZTE Profit Drops 12.4% in H1
News Analysis | 8/10/2011

International growth and new smartphone development took a toll on Chinese vendor's profits in first half of this year

UK Carriers Get Creative With Network Traffic
Research Analyst Interviews | 8/10/2011

BT is embracing soaring data throughput by creating services to monetize the carriage cost, and making bold decisions about how to manage internal network infrastructure

Euronews: Apple Blocks Galaxy Tab in EU
News Analysis | 8/10/2011

Temporary injunction means Samsung won't be able to sell tablet in most of Europe, while mobile operators help police in UK's ongoing riots

Clearwire & LightSquared: Stymied by Borrowing Woes?
Jonestown | 8/9/2011

5:50 PM New fears are rising about Clearwire's abilities to raise additional funding, but couldn't the same also be true of LightSquared?

Nokia Kills Symbian in the States
Que Sera Sarah | 8/9/2011

5:10 PM It's Windows Phone or bust for the beleaguered handset maker

Cablevision Eyes Out-of-Home Live TV Streaming
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/9/2011

MSO is fighting for its right to stream live TV feeds to subs who need their video fix while they're on the go

FCC Cross-Examines AT&T Spectrum Grabs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/9/2011

A setback for AT&T as the FCC says it will review its proposed acquisition of T-Mobile and Qualcomm spectrum in a coordinated manner

AlcaLu Lands 100G Gig in Asia
News Analysis | 8/9/2011

Vendor says Malaysian operator Maxis will have a 100G first in Asia/Pac

Cablevision Profits But Loses More Vid Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/9/2011

Cablevision loses a more-than-expected 23,000 video subs in Q2 as competition and the economy turn up the heat on the MSO

Telmex Touts 10Gbit/s Network & App Challenge
Matt's Mentions | 8/9/2011

10:15 AM Also: Verizon's striking workers, OTT in Latin America and more

Dish Loses 135,000 Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/9/2011

Also: Verizon handles saboteurs, cable guys give Metaswitch the vote, ex-Comcaster becomes Stoke's CTO, small MSO goes big with Docsis 3.0

ZTE Ramps Global Device Shipments
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/9/2011

ZTE revealed device sales figures that show steady growth in China and rampant growth in the US and Europe

Carriers Search for New Revenue as Bandwidth Use Soars
Research Analyst Interviews | 8/9/2011

Data use on both fixed and mobile networks is skyrocketing, with no end in sight. Carriers must find new ways to build revenue in line with bandwidth usage

Euronews: RIM Acts in Wake of UK Riots
News Analysis | 8/9/2011

RIM agrees to work with authorities in identifying ringleaders of UK unrest, while Etisalat reshuffles top brass in today's EMEA roundup

Orange Takes New Language Course
News Analysis | 8/9/2011

France Telecom/Orange is adopting a single technology language approach to Bridging the Chasm as it develops new services and strategies

Cisco's Q4 Could Be Quiet
News Analysis | 8/8/2011

Analysts are expecting no fireworks and hoping for no fires

Who's Holding Up NFC?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/8/2011

4:40 PM Pyramid Research increases its NFC outlook, but only cautiously, as questions around the business model freeze the market

Aurora Networks Loads Up for M&A
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/8/2011

Aurora says its hiring of a CFO signals that it will follow up its recent purchase of GoBackTV with other acquisitions

AT&T Phases In Voice-Mail Password Protection
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2011

AT&T reacts to the voice-mail-hacking scandal by phasing in the option for users to password protect their messages

Clearwire's LTE Move Good for China Mobile
AsiaBlog | 8/8/2011

11:50 AM US WiMax operator boosts global adoption of LTE TDD standard

No Action for Insight's Auction
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/8/2011

Also: Canoe rows with ITV test partner, SMC gateway to mix Docsis 3.0 with MoCA 2.0, RGB's debuts compact TV Everywhere box

US Wireless Operators' Q2 Scorecard
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2011

Smartphone growth, M2M action and the move to LTE in Q2 dictated the winners and losers for the wireless operators in the US

Telstra Means Business With LTE Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2011

Australian carrier to offer LTE services to business customers in three cities later this month

Euronews: BT Wins Termination Rates Appeal
News Analysis | 8/8/2011

UK giant's challenge comes up trumps but Spanish operators must keep paying 'telco tax' in today's EMEA mash-up

Comptel Looks to Shift Up a Gear
News Analysis | 8/8/2011

Service provider IT (SPIT) vendor wants to be a bigger hitter in OSS and policy control, but how can it break out of its current rut?

EtherCloud with Surendra Saboo of Neutral Tandem
Video Resources | 8/8/2011

Dr. Surendra Saboo, President and COO of Neutral Tandem presents EtherCloud℠, a new product that delivers end-to-end global Ethernet solutions, interconnects diverse networks, and simplifies delivery of Ethernet and VPLS services on a global basis.

Samsung's Grand Plans for Euro LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2011

Samsung wants to expand into the European LTE infrastructure market, but how will it do it?

Is AT&T Messing Up Cablevision's Mobile Plans?
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/5/2011

With indications that it's had talks with T-Mobile about a wholesale deal, the MSO wants conditions placed on the AT&T/T-Mobile deal

Just What Is LTE TDD Anyway?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2011

Clearwire may be one of the first operators in the US – maybe even the world – to deploy this single-channel 4G LTE technology

Level 3 Spins Fiber-Cut Stories
Craig's A-List | 8/5/2011

3:40 PM Forget backhoes. Level 3 has stories about shotguns, wildlife and a really lost 18-wheeler

Brocade Feels the Pain
News Analysis | 8/5/2011

Stock is down 30% in a tumble that's even worse than yesterday's – if you're Brocade, that is

HTC Buy Shores Up Patent Defenses
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2011

Handset maker shells out $18.5M for Dashwire, a cloud services vendor with an impressive patent portfolio

1M Join Netflix Canada Despite Cap Flap
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/5/2011

Also: DirecTV downplays need for Hulu, Comcast and DirecTV scrum over NFL package, Ceton's new CableCARD tuner is a go, Mediacom's new digs

Top 20 Terrible Company Names
News Analysis | 8/5/2011

When branding goes bad: Come walk with us through a world of Twonkys, Wangyous and GameSalads – but don't step in that Skoodat!

Windstream Leaves Rural Roots Behind
How IOCee It | 8/5/2011

9:00 AM Windstream grows beyond its once rural ILEC status.

IPTV for You & Me
Research Rewind | 8/5/2011

This week: IPTV, telecom forecasts for Romania and Bulgaria, Western European operators learn to share, 4G consulting, becoming an MVP

Euronews: NSN Starts Moto Staff Cull
News Analysis | 8/5/2011

There's bad news for NSN's GSM/WiMax workers in the UK and elsewhere, and a writedown shock from Telecom Italia in today's regional roundup

NSN Slims Down GSM, WiMax Teams
News Analysis | 8/5/2011

About 1,500 jobs are being cut and other staff redeployed following the closure of the Motorola Solutions asset acquisition

The Empire Fights Back
Rewired | 8/5/2011

2:00 AM Telcos: Think you're the ruler of Cloud City? Amazon is 'altering the deal'

Comcast Gives SeaChange Servers the Boot
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/4/2011

SeaChange servers didn't perform well in Comcast's CDN environment, causing the MSO to standardize on gear from Cisco and Motorola instead

Patent Conspiracy Theorists
Que Sera Sarah | 8/4/2011

4:40 PM The back-and-forth battle between Google and Microsoft is turning into a Ping-Pong game of patent pandering

Handset Vendors' Q2 Scorecard
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/4/2011

Light Reading Mobile breaks down the key metrics for the mobile device vendors for the most recently reported quarter

DirecTV Sees US Sub Slowdown
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/4/2011

Also: Technicolor Skypes with Comcast, subs fret about AT&T's meters, Cablevision does self-install CableCARDs, Sling targets India

Who Else Is Exiting Cisco?
Craig's A-List | 8/4/2011

11:25 AM Where might Cisco cut at the top? One name stands out

Merger Costs Hit CenturyLink's Q2
News Analysis | 8/4/2011

Service provider warns of tough times ahead in 2011 as it absorbs Qwest and Savvis

AT&T Investigates NYC Phone Outages
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/4/2011

Data works fine, but voice calls aren't getting through

Governments Squeeze Operators for LTE Spectrum
Wireless Bits | 8/4/2011

7:00 AM European governments are getting greedy with LTE auctions

Euronews: DT Gets the Q2 Jitters
News Analysis | 8/4/2011

German giant has a second-quarter slump, while Nokia tries to exploit NFC technology in Thursday's smorgasbord of Euro headlines

Brutal Q2 for Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 8/4/2011

German giant's financials head south in the second quarter, not helped by a major loss of contract customers at T-Mobile USA

Mamayev Mia!
Monkey Bidness | 8/4/2011

6:00 AM America's worst food begins a long, profitable march across Russia

Clearwire Goes It Alone With Faster 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2011

An LTE TDD overlay could produce eye-popping speeds, but first, Clearwire needs the money to make it happen

Leap Takes Its Time on LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2011

Pre-paid carrier is trialing the 4G technology this year, but plans to take two to three years to cover two-thirds of its network footprint

Leap Posts Loss as Broadband Subs Flee
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2011

Pre-paid carrier loses 132,000 net broadband subs in Q2 even as it increased its voice subscriber base by 29,000

Clearwire Posts Loss, Preps for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2011

The WiMax operator is still losing money, but at least it's got LTE on the way

Google Slams Android Patent Attackers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2011

Google takes aim at Apple, Oracle and Microsoft for their patent litigation campaign against Android

The Mystery of TabCo
Jonestown | 8/3/2011

3:25 PM Secretive tablet company promises to shake up the market. Should you care?

Cisco's Videoscape Leader Resigns
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/3/2011

Enrique Rodriguez, the exec who helped get Videoscape off the ground, resigns as Cisco unites its service provider and enterprise video businesses

Comcast Won't Go Over the Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/3/2011

It would be a tempting way for Comcast to expand beyond its cable footprint, but the CEO says it would also be bad business

Apple vs. Android Patent Spat Goes Global
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2011

As Apple chalks up wins against HTC and Samsung, Google and others look to beef up their patent portfolios

Huawei Hikes Device Sales
AsiaBlog | 8/3/2011

11:45 AM Ships 72M mobile and fixed consumer devices in H1, unveils Vision smartphone

Dish to Stream After Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/3/2011

Also: Apple eyes video 'Replay' option, judge smacks down Zediva, TW Cable CEO is sticking around

Comcast Loses Video Subs, Profits Surge
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/3/2011

MSO continued to shed video subs in the quarter but strong results in other parts of the business helped it beat analyst expectations

RIM Revamps the BlackBerry
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2011

Smartphone maker launches five new devices based on new BlackBerry 7 operating system

Euronews: ZTE Opens London R&D Center
News Analysis | 8/3/2011

ZTE, cable giant Liberty Global and Telecom Italia are at the front of today's Euro news queue

ActiveVideo Wins $115M Case Against Verizon
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/3/2011

Virginia jury sides with ActiveVideo in video patent case and now the vendor will seek injunction on Verizon's FiOS TV service

Telcos Tackle Transformation in Smaller Bites
News Analysis | 8/2/2011

An Amdocs-sponsored survey says carriers are getting results from thinking smaller with OSS modernization

Charter Preps Network for IP Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/2/2011

Charter's aggressive Docsis 3.0 and switched digital video deployments are laying the groundwork for a future leap to IP video

Sprint Wholesale 4G: Good for Clearwire
Jonestown | 8/2/2011

5:50 PM Sprint finds another way to sell Clearwire's WiMax network under its brand

Broadband Is a Commodity
Rewired | 8/2/2011

2:15 PM An FCC speed test shows FTTH delivers the most reliable and predictable broadband, but really, the whole industry is doing better

Nokia Windows Phone to Launch This Month?
Wireless Bits | 8/2/2011

Probably not, as latest report douses speculation about a smartphone launch

MetroPCS Explores Spectrum Options
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2011

The pre-paid carrier is looking at either leasing or purchasing more spectrum as it moves forward with LTE

AT&T Dumps ESPN 3D
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/2/2011

Also: Apple TV gets a tune-up, vendors help ISPs issue bandwidth-consumption alerts, Netflix price hikes get spoofed

Allot Raises Cash for M&A
News Analysis | 8/2/2011

DPI specialist is raising cash for acquisitions with new share offering – what might it buy?

Charter Suffers Further Video Subs Losses
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/2/2011

MSO lost 79,000 video subscribers in the historically weak Q2, but expects to complete its Docsis 3.0 and SDV deployments this year

MetroPCS Profit Up in Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2011

US operator points to demand for Android smartphones and its contract-free services in the second quarter

Euronews: Deutsche Telekom Wields the Axe
News Analysis | 8/2/2011

German giant looks to cuts hundreds of jobs at its Bonn HQ, while Orange joins a cloud consortium in today's jog through EMEA news

Openwave Cuts Staff as Losses Mount
News Analysis | 8/2/2011

About 20% of workforce to be made redundant as Openwave looks to cut costs in face of shrinking revenues

A 'LightSquared' for Europe?
Wireless Bits | 8/2/2011

2:00 AM What are the chances of a LightSquared-like venture getting off the ground in Europe?

Extreme Braces for Collateral Damage
News Analysis | 8/1/2011

The company's Q1 forecast dips down as Extreme restructures and prepares for some price wars in campus networks

Does Cable Have a Wireless Plan B?
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/1/2011

If it involves LightSquared, don't expect MSOs to pull the trigger until after the regulatory clouds hovering over the LTE startup lift

Alvarion Looks Beyond WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2011

Distributed antenna systems, mobile Internet offload and LTE are the future for the WiMax specialist

USF Reform Gains Momentum, Generates Debate
How IOCee It | 8/1/2011

3:05 PM Reform of the Universal Service Fund and inter-carrier compensation system picks up support

Windstream's Plan for Paetec
News Analysis | 8/1/2011

The $2.3B stock transaction deal creates national fiber network linking 20 data centers to advance its business services and cloud computing strategy

Infinera Gets Closer to 100G
News Analysis | 8/1/2011

A test of the 500G PIC in Africa suggests Infinera is still on track to get 100G released in 2012

Stoke IPO Is a 'Possibility'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2011

Stoke could go for an IPO late in 2012 or early in 2013, as NTT DoCoMo and others boost its revenues

Best Buy Boots Up TiVo-Powered TVs
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/1/2011

Also: Amazon streams with NBCU, sales for streaming-only Apple TV are lukewarm, NPG Cable gets a splash of Suddenlink

Huawei Appoints Cyber Security Guru
News Analysis | 8/1/2011

Huawei steps ups its efforts to calm security nerves with appointment of Global Cyber Security Officer

Euronews: Giants Grab Spanish Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/1/2011

Telefonica, Orange and Vodafone get their portion, euNetworks buys again and Zain is feeling pleased with itself in today's EMEA roundup

Hollywood's Hollow Victory
EuroBlog | 8/1/2011

4:55 AM Ill-judged court ruling burdens ISPs

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