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CCAP Shipments Surge for Cable Vendors
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

Shipments of Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) gear jumped worldwide in the second quarter as more cable operators embraced the next-gen headend equipment.

Be Open to the Freedom of Openness
Column | 8/29/2014

Open is possible, definable and important, because an environment of freedom is a superior construct.

NFV Drives Telco Cloud Evolution – Nokia
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/29/2014

Network functions virtualization is the key catalyst underpinning telco data center transformation, believes Nokia Networks.

Nokia's Maps Land on Samsung Devices
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

Nokia HERE will be the exclusive navigation provider for Samsung Gear devices with both an Android app and a new Tizen app.

Telenet to Invest €500M in Gigabit Network
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

Belgian cable operator plans major network upgrade to deliver 1Gbit/s broadband services.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Names Its Price for T-Mobile US
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

In today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica prevails in Brazilian battle; NFV project issues specs document; Nokia navigates with Samsung.

UC Another Piece of New MegaPath Puzzle
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

Robust UC offering intended to give MegaPath a competitive advantage, but it's just the latest in a series of changes and upgrades.

GVTC Takes Gigabit to School
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

The Texas carrier, which is also building a gigabit FTTH network, is equipping Boerne Independent School District to be able to integrate technology into its curriculum.

Verizon Pushes 4G LTE for M2M
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

Verizon is expecting more M2M communications to move onto LTE networks and off 2G and 3G, and is helping the process along with a 4G modem module.

Now Google Planning Drones-to-Go
News Analysis | 8/29/2014

Google unveils 'Project Wing' delivery drone prototype.

Tablet TV to Debut With a Twist in San Fran
News Analysis | 8/28/2014

Tablet TV will launch in beta in San Francisco in September, allowing users to watch and record broadcast shows on their tablets without a subscription.

Who Has Done the Ice Bucket Challenge?
Shades of Ray | 8/28/2014

The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' has been sweeping the world -- so who in the telecom sector has done it?

Data Centers Drive Telcos Into the Future
Wagner’s Ring | 8/28/2014

Data centers are at the heart of key trends driving telecom -- network virtualization, the drive for increased agility, and the need to compete with OTT providers.

Vectoring: Some Va-Va-Voom for VDSL
UBB Forum News | 8/28/2014

There are plenty of ways for operators to squeeze even more life out of their existing copper access networks, including vectoring.

Eurobites: BT Adds Ciena to Ethernet Roster
News Analysis | 8/28/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: MTN tests Transport SDN; 2.4Tbit/s WDM with Huawei; Bluetooth chip specialist CSR rejects takeover bid; and more.

Music to My Mobile
Que Sera Sarah | 8/28/2014

Wireless operators are jumping on the mobile music bandwagon, a move that sounds good for many reasons.

Facebook in Production Testing of Open 'Wedge' Switch
News Analysis | 8/28/2014

Facebook's Cisco-killer is nearing reality.

Telefónica, Telecom Italia in $9B Battle to Buy Brazil's GVT
News Analysis | 8/28/2014

European operators are fighting over Brazilian operator GVT, currently owned by French media giant Vivendi.

Netflix to FCC: Kill Comcast-TWC Deal
News Analysis | 8/28/2014

In a 99-page filing, Netflix argues that the Commission should reject the proposed merger because of the power that the combined company would have over the US broadband market.

Tracing Technology Changes in the Smart Home
Column | 8/27/2014

Every component of the smart home ecosystem is changing, creating new opportunities – and challenges – for service providers.

TiVo Continues Cable Run
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

DVR pioneer racks up strong MSO subscriber gains again in its fiscal Q2, as it also pursues new ways to boost both its pay-TV partner and retail hardware sales.

MRV Dismisses & Replaces CFO After Financial Error
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

Stephen Garcia out, Mark Bonney in as MRV CFO, following bill-and-hold revenue reporting mistakes.

GSA: 16 Operators Trial LTE Multicast
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

Trials and deployments of simultaneously broadcasting live video over LTE networks to multiple users are taking off, but roadblocks remain to widespread adoption.

TWC Internet Outage Follows $1.1M Fine
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

A major Time Warner Cable Internet outage affecting 12 million broadband subs follows on the heels of a $1.1 million fine by the FCC for failure to report similar problems last year.

FirstLight Expands Enterprise Play With G4 Buy
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

The acquisition of G4 gives the carrier a fourth New England data center and an entree into enterprise sectors.

WDM Gets Edgy
UBB Forum News | 8/27/2014

The ultra-broadband era is driving fiber and WDM to the edge of the network.

Eurobites: Qualcomm May Face EU Antitrust Probe
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global close to green light on Ziggo deal; BT accused of 'football tax'; Isle of Wight latest.

Testing Will Further Boost Mobile Market
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/27/2014

The growth of the smartphone market is creating a new testing ground for vendors that must find a way to keep ahead of the game.

China Mobile to Form Content JV
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

Planned spin-off is another sign of change in the Chinese telecom industry.

OIF/ONF Efforts Could Speed Transport SDN
News Analysis | 8/27/2014

Prototype tests across four carriers' labs will advance work on specifications to enable deployments.

AT&T's Lurie Promoted to CEO of Mobility
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

Former M2M boss is now the new CEO of AT&T Mobility, with Ralph de la Vega taking on the carrier's newly formed Mobile and Business Solutions Group.

Google's Andromeda Relieves Cloud Strain
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

Google's Andromeda infrastructure is designed to provide bare-metal performance and low latency to customers worldwide.

Rogers, Shaw Take Aim at Netflix
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

In a joint venture operation, Canadian MSOs Rogers and Shaw are teaming up to launch a subscription video-on-demand service that will compete with Netflix in Canada.

Utilities to Pump $11.2B Into Smart Grid – Study
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

A study from Navigant Research predicts that utilities will spend $11.2 billion on smart grid managed services by 2023.

Charter Internet Outages Blamed on DNS Problems
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

Charter Communications experienced major Internet outages in several US markets over the weekend, based on what appears to have been a domain name server issue.

Verizon to Launch HD VoLTE in 'Coming Weeks'
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

The wait is over – Big Red says it will have VoLTE available across its footprint in the coming weeks, bringing video calls and HD voice to compatible handsets.

IoT Startup Banking on WiFi Connectivity
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

Electric Imp aims to connect devices in the home and industrial environments via WiFi radios to its own cloud for more customization and control.

Verizon Launches QR Code Security Solution
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

New approach lets consumers register and then download QR code app that will more securely connect them to e-commerce and business sites.

Eurobites: Transmode to Cut Jobs
News Analysis | 8/26/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AT&T/Vodafone rumor returns; Swisscom offers WiFi option for mobile; Huawei's small cells in Iceland.

VMware Laughs at Container & OpenStack Threats
Wagner’s Ring | 8/26/2014

Containers, OpenStack and networking hardware are competitive threats to VMware, which is embracing all three.

Optical Vendors Optimistic Despite Shrinking Market
DOS Attack | 8/26/2014

Optical transport vendors are finding growing business opportunities with web content firms even as their overall market shrinks.

M2M's In Fashion: Wearables Play the US Open
Que Sera Sarah | 8/25/2014

The worlds of tennis, fashion and wearables collide as Ralph Lauren and OMsignal turn a polo into a sensor to track your every movement.

5G Hype: An Early Inflation
Jonestown | 8/25/2014

Will 5G become a worthless term before the communications standard is even defined?

Frontier Sees WiFi as SMB Differentiator
News Analysis | 8/25/2014

Based on initial deployment in North Carolina, Frontier sees a new role for WiFi as part of an SMB service bundle that can be monetized.

Scripps Takes Longer Clearleap for Multiscreen
News Analysis | 8/25/2014

Scripps has renewed its contract with Clearleap, in a multi-year deal to provide multiscreen video processing and delivery services.

VMware Upgrades NSX, Beefs Up OpenStack Support
News Analysis | 8/25/2014

VMware kicked off its VMworld user conference by announcing partnerships with vendors including Dell, as part of its effort to challenge Cisco.

Fiber Revival at Deutsche Telekom
UBB Forum News | 8/25/2014

Investment in fiber broadband access has helped the German incumbent's domestic operation turn a corner.

Comcast, Level 3 Flex Ethernet Muscles
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Both service providers gain Ethernet-port market share in the latest US rankings by Vertical Systems Group, climbing to sixth place and eighth place, respectively.

OSS Changes Vital to Sprint's Network Vision
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Even as it builds out two new networks, Sprint is trying to move to a single inventory management system and leaning on NetCracker for help.

NTT DoCoMo, Huawei Prove LTE-U Works
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Joint trial shows that running LTE in unlicensed spectrum is an effective offload option for wireless operators, but will it supplant operators' existing WiFi strategies?

Ixia Hands Reins to NFV Star Mayer
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

HP loses its NFV leader, Bethany Mayer, to Ixia, where she becomes president and CEO.

AT&T GigaPower Adds Cupertino, Jacksonville
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

AT&T has announced expansion plans for its high-speed GigaPower Internet service to Cupertino, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla., but details are limited.

Eurobites: Opera Gets Call From Microsoft
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands Irish RAN contract; Rocket fires up IPO; Mail.ru feels the heat in Russia.

T-Mobile: Small Cells? We're Dense Already
Jonestown | 8/22/2014

CFO Carter Braxton says that T-Mobile's network was 'much more dense' from the buildout.

Brocade: Revenue Up Despite Soft Carrier Demand
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Important products were delayed, and carriers are waiting.

Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/21/2014

The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.

Comcast Streams Back to School
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

Comcast has officially launched Xfinity on Campus, a free streaming TV service for colleges and universities.

Eurobites: Ukraine Crisis Hits MTS Hard
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rostelecom profits down by a third; Kudelski gets Nagra H1 boost; mapping unit strife at Nokia.

Level 3 Does Big Data Differently
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

Unlike other telecom operators, the carrier isn't leveraging its data center infrastructure to offer its own cloud services... yet.

CenturyLink Offers Private Clouds in Hybrid Management
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

New capability uses software and network management stack from acquisition Tier 3 scaled over CL's 57 data centers.

Verizon Beefing Up Network for VoLTE, Multicast Video
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Verizon CFO expects continuing capex spend on adding small cells & DAS, in part to support VoLTE handoffs with network density.

Apple Eyes VoLTE as 4G Voice Gets Real
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Apple is advertising for more voice-over-LTE help as Apple and Verizon finally get into launch mode with 4G voice services.

Netflix, TWC Sign Pay-to-Peer Deal
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Netflix has signed a paid peering agreement with Time Warner Cable, to go along with direct interconnection deals already completed with AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.

A New Verizon App Store? Say It Ain't So
Que Sera Sarah | 8/20/2014

Verizon is reportedly working with an industry consortium to launch its own app store, but past efforts suggest it's not a smart move for the operator.

Cincinnati Bell Preps for 1-Gig
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Independent telco takes dead aim at local MSO rival Time Warner Cable with plans to launch Gigabit service early next month.

Line-Powered Phone Lines: A Hot Topic Again
Rewired | 8/20/2014

In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.

Could Google, Microsoft Help Iliad Win Over T-Mobile?
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Reports suggest Iliad is now asking Google and Microsoft to provide capital to make its bid for T-Mobile more appealing, while Cox takes its name out of the ring.

ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the Chinese.

Testing Performance Is Key to Cloud Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/20/2014

As more and more applications move into the cloud, enterprises must ensure that those clouds are rigorously tested for performance.

Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.

Telefónica Proves Brocade Router Performs for NFV
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Testing in Telefónica's lab shows Brocade Vyatta vRouter delivers 80Gbit/s performance, well suited to carrier NFV needs.

Spectrum Spats: Chatty Cars, Busy Broadcast Airwaves
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Wireless spectrum is a precious commodity, which is why the FCC and NAB are butting heads, and automakers and cable operators have the potential to, as well.

Simple.TV Lights Up DVR Guest Passes
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Simple.TV has introduced a new feature for its OTA TV digital video recorder that allows users to share recorded shows with up to five additional viewers.

Breakfast With... Pica8's Steve Garrison
Wagner’s Ring | 8/19/2014

Hard times are going to start around Christmas for many SDN startups.

Analyst: Ericsson, Oracle Top Shrinking SDP World
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Some vendors are departing the service delivery platform space and others are defining it in different ways, notes a new Infonetics report.

Eurobites: EU Warns Google Over 'Right to Be Forgotten' Opportunism
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's Brazilian maneuver; EE tops UK study.

Sprint's New Family Plans Double Down on Data
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

New family share plans undercut AT&T and Verizon on price and T-Mobile on data as Sprint promises more bold moves to come.

Take Time to Give Time
Column | 8/18/2014

Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.

Icontrol Powers Smart Homes for Best Buy
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

Best Buy's new PEQ home automation solution is powered by Icontrol, the same platform company behind numerous cable operators' smart home services.

For Cable, Broadband Is the New Video
Breznick Unbound | 8/18/2014

As expected, US cable broadband subscribers pass cable video subs for the first time in latest report from Leichtman Research Group.

Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
DOS Attack | 8/18/2014

Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.

SDN at Heart of Telstra-Ericsson Deal
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

New optical pact includes Ciena's packet-optical equipment with focus on building optical network that can deliver new services faster.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Stalks Cable Prey
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile moves in Norway; Telecom Italia prepares Brazilian bid; paying homage to Simon.

Live Chat: NFV & the Data Center
Que Sera Sarah | 8/18/2014

Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro about how NFV is changing data center requirements and operations.

Bit Parts: Investors Hound Oplink
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

Activist investors hound Oplink, while Alliance Fiber Optics Products critics worry about too much revenue coming from just one source.

IoT Alert: Samsung Snaps Up SmartThings
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

Samsung has purchased smart home company SmartThings for an estimated $200 million.

US Pay-TV Subs Renew Plunge
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers lost another 300,000 video subscribers in the traditionally weak second quarter.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Eyes Brazil Merger
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE causes a stir with queue-jumping service; Huawei and Rostelecom box clever; soccer bosses clamp down on bootleg goal videos.

PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.

Comcast, FX Blend Binging & Live TV
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

A recent Comcast/FX trial allowed viewers to watch the next episode of The Bridge on demand, immediately after the previous episode finished airing.

Sprint CEO: Price Cuts First, Best Network Next
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

New CEO Marcelo Claure addresses Sprint employees in a town hall call and promises the carrier will become a disruptor, beginning next week with new, more competitive price plans.

Cisco Takes Another Video Hit
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Cisco posts a 10% drop in service provider video revenues for the latest quarter and expects continued softness for at least two more quarters.

Adtran Offers G.Fast Crosstalk Cure
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Frequency Division Vectoring enables VDSL2 and G.fast to co-exist, and is intended to speed up deployment and reduce cost of G.fast.

Eurobites: Orange Plans Spanish Antennas Sell-Off
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins smart meters deal in Finland; Fon targets SMEs; Huawei cozies up to SAP.

Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/14/2014

As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.

Pics: DAS in the Deep Sea (Aquarium)
Slide Shows | 8/14/2014

Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.

AT&T: LTE-A Devices Go Mainstream in 2015
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Carrier's chief strategy officer says the first LTE-Advanced devices using carrier aggregation will make their debut in late 2014, depending on how fast operators need to update their antennas.

Cisco to Ax Up to 6,000 Jobs, But It's Excited About SDN
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Cisco announced up to 6,000 layoffs as it barely stopped its quarterly revenue decline. But the SDN business is looking good.

Cisco Halts Revenue Decline – Barely
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

But revenue for 2014 was $47.1 billion, down 3%.

T-Mobile CFO Eyes Dish, Growth Opportunities
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

It would be easy for T-Mobile to deploy in Dish spectrum, according to CFO Braxton Carter.

AT&T's Strategy Boss Puts Content First
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.

Telstra, Netgear Claim Cable WiFi Gateway First
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Australian operator Telstra and Netgear have partnered to deliver what they claim is the world's first commercial deployment of an 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.

OIF Pushing 400G Specs Forward
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

New work begins on long-reach interface as baseline specs are reached for other interfaces on 400G roadmap.

Eurobites: Vodafone's 4G Premium Backfires
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.

Adtran Launches 'Gig Communities' Initiative
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Networking gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cablecos for FTTP push, in addition to traditional telcos.

Cisco Earnings: What to Watch For
Wagner’s Ring | 8/13/2014

Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.

Suddenlink Joins Gigabit Club
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Suddenlink unveils $230 million capital program to upgrade most of its cable systems for gigabit service by 2017.

Raco Aims to Eliminate Need for IoT Standards
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

RacoWireless introduces a cloud-based API that lets developers create applications for the Internet of Things, regardless of standards.

Bandwidth Offers Voice APIs Via Cloud Platform
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Competitive carrier is offering a range of voice and messaging functions for OTT service providers via APIs delivered from the cloud.

Gainspeed, Avegant Share CableLabs Top Honors
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Joint CableLabs Innovation Showcase winners Gainspeed and Avegant represent cable's dual focus on infrastructure efficiency and user interface improvement.

Sprint's New Boss Plans Cost Cuts
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is hitting the ground running, promising increased cost efficiency and aggressive competition on his first day on the job.

Iliad's Bid for T-Mobile: This Ain't No Joke
Shades of Ray | 8/12/2014

Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.

VMware, Cisco Build Rival Data Center Teams
Wagner’s Ring | 8/12/2014

Vendor lock-in is a carrier turn-off. Cisco, VMware and other vendors hope partnership will be sweet music.

Cable's WiFi Video Attack
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/12/2014

Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.

Eurobites: Big Data Enters the Next Dimension (Possibly)
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre strikes public sector deal; Avanti lines up next satellite; BT in UC collaboration.

Granite Still Reaping POTS Revenue
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

In the gigabit, all-IP era, many major multi-location businesses still need POTS lines and basic broadband.

Mystery Customer Deals Big Order for Cyan
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.

Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Que Sera Sarah | 8/11/2014

Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.

Android TV Could Roil Streaming Market – IHS
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Research report predicts the new Google TV streaming platform could disrupt the media streaming player market, especially hurting Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in the FASTER submarine cable project.

Mobile VC Holds Steady at $1.3B in July
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Private mobile compaines raised $1.3 billion in July in 109 funding deals, according to the latest report from Rutberg and Co.

Softbank Asks Ericsson for Congestion Relief
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Companies team up to demo Mobile-based Policy software to dynamically manage network congestion in busy areas.

CBS Eyes Online Streaming Deals
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

CBS is selling original programming to other broadcasters, cable networks, and will soon do so to online video streaming services.

Colt Targets Network Virtualization in the Data Center and Beyond
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2014

Colt has ambitious plans for virtualization using SDN and NFV.

Eurobites: Russia Tightens Grip on Internet
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix on a roll in UK; Xbox gets free-to-air tuner option; faster broadband ups online spend.

Facebook Slashes Data Center Power Consumption
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Facebook's load balancing is designed to keep its servers running at a moderate speed -- not too slow.

Cord-Cutting Slows But Danger Still Real – Moffett
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Although the pay-TV industry is still losing subscribers, cord-cutting appears to be only partly to blame because it has flattened out.

Gigabit Is the New Black
The Gigabot | 8/8/2014

The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.

Lunch With... Procera's James Dirksen
Wagner’s Ring | 8/8/2014

Procera's VP business development James Dirksen and I talked deep packet inspection and deep fried noodles.

Eurobites: Gemalto Buys Data Protection Specialist
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom CEO quits; Telecom Italia eyes up GVT; Russia's MTS suspends operations in Crimea; Altice profits up.

Cloud Delivers Business Edge, Survey Says
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Harvard Business Review survey of its readers finds significant support for cloud and reports that its benefits include reduced costs and complexity.

Arista Stock Jumps On Meteoric Growth
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Arista soared on the wings of its cloud, services provider, financial and technology industry customers.

DT Wants Spectrum Favors; Legere Wants Sprint's Slot
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Deutsche Telekom wants favors at the US spectrum auction, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts that the operator will overtake Sprint in customer numbers by year's end.

Facebook Buys PrivateCore for Server Security
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

The startup comprises alumni from VMware, Google, and other companies.

Where Has All the Mobile Revenue Gone?
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue was flat to slightly depressed, driven by installment billing plans and shifts in pricing.

Next-Gen Video Fuels Liberty Growth
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Top international MSO now boasts nearly 3 million advanced video subscribers across Europe, thanks to its growing deployments of TiVo and Horizon TV.

A NOC in the Cloud for the IoT
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Nivis, a developer of smart grid technology and wireless control networks, introduces a cloud NOC for management of connected devices on the Internet of Things.

Eurobites: Iliad Could Team Up for T-Mob Pursuit
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.

Cablevision Looks to Data as Great Savior
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Despite losing broadband customers in the second quarter, Cablevision views data services and 'connectivity' as the key to future growth.

NetScout Sues 'Pay-to-Play' Gartner
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Lawsuit seeks damages after new Magic Quadrant report labels NetScout as 'challenger' in its market segment.

T-Mob's Legere Unleashed: 'Total Chaos at Sprint'
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

T-Mobile CEO takes to Twitter to tweak Sprint.

Ixia Aims to Name CEO, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Ixia gets closer to hiring a CEO while the company cuts jobs and tries to catch up with its earnings reports.

NFV Group Adopts 'Open' Strategy, Names New Leaders
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

ETSI NFV group launches its next phase by stressing the need for open source approaches and more interaction with the broader industry.

A Short History of Hesse
Que Sera Sarah | 8/6/2014

With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.

Hesse Out, Claure In: Sprint Is Son's House Now!
Jonestown | 8/6/2014

SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.

Eurobites: DT Down on Sprint's Withdrawal
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.

TWC: Maxxing Out Too Late?
Breznick Unbound | 8/6/2014

While the No. 2 US MSO is accelerating plans for all-digital video and broadband speed upgrades, it's still desperately playing catch-up.

Sprint Drops Bid for T-Mobile – Reports
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.

T-Mobile Rejects Initial Iliad Bid – WSJ
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

T-Mobile has reportedly turned up its nose at a surprise $15B bid from the French operator.

Microsoft Poaches Top Qualcomm Exec
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's former global marketing lead, is joining Microsoft to lead global business development.

Bolt Taps ETI for Software Platform
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.

Broadsoft Boosts Revenues 20% in Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

UC vendor is holding its own against big names like Cisco as operators move to VoLTE and start deploying WebRTC.

Cablevision Lands Ex-Yahooer as CTO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Fifth-largest US MSO hires former Yahoo exec David Dibble for its freshly created CTO position.

Mimosa's Backhaul Bubbles With Massive MIMO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.

Comverse Buys Some WebRTC Smarts
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

SPIT giant acquires Spanish rich communications and WebRTC gateway specialist Solaiemes.

Verizon's Elby to Head Infinera's Cloud Team
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.

Eurobites: Iliad Needs to Up Its T-Mobile Bid
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica bids for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband arm; EU wants more detail on Liberty/Ziggo deal; Ericsson scores in Egypt.

Tablets, Prepaid, Competition Shake Up Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Subscriber dynamics were in flux in the second quarter as the four Tier 1 US wireless operators grappled with shifting pricing plans, increased competition and tablet growth.

Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
Rewired | 8/5/2014

One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.

China Fiber-Maker Preps IPO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer has applied for a listing on the Hong Kong Exchange.

FCC Could Block Sprint/T-Mobile Spectrum JV
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

FCC's Sherman says that smaller, innovative players should be able to work with larger providers to enter the US wireless market.

SDN's Progress Is Worth Debating
DOS Attack | 8/4/2014

A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.

GVTC Eyes a Gigabit Future
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.

Data Center Virtualization: Tough for Carriers, Tougher for Vendors
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2014

Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.

Where to Put Your VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2014

When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.

FCC Boss 'Disturbed' By Verizon Throttling
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

Chairman Wheeler says he's disturbed by Verizon's plans to throttle its top 5% of LTE data users, while the carrier reminds him how limited the policy's affect will be.

Eurobites: AT&T Linked to Irish Acquisition
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: BT enters the 4G fray with enterprise service offering; Etisalat unit mulls IPO; Arris gets some action in Poland.

Procera Offers RAN Management Via the SIM
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.

Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.

A Brief History of the Prank Phone Call
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2014

More than a century ago, while the phone was still young, pranksters were already calling the morgue to ask for Mr. Stiff.

Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with Vodafone; Turkcell ownership battle over.

Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.

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