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Carrier Agreement May Speed USF Reform
News Analysis | 7/29/2011

When the alternative is an FCC plan, the six largest US carriers can find a lot to agree on

Lights Out for NSN's $7B LTE Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/29/2011

Nokia Siemens Networks had struck a $7B LTE network deal with LightSquared. Now it's gone

Handset Makers Air Patent Grievances
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/29/2011

HTC, Samsung and Motorola reported Q2 earnings this week, shaking up the rankings and adding new angles to the ongoing patent wars

Dumbing Down IPv6
Rewired | 7/29/2011

11:25 AM If NPR can't explain IPv6, can service providers expect their consumers to understand it?

Rovi Sues Hulu Over ITV Patents
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/29/2011

Also: Google TV bombs; CEA still wants AllVid; HBO nearing GO time with Cablevision, Time Warner; review calls new Roku box 'bullet proof'

Big 3 Win Spanish LTE Spectrum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/29/2011

Telefonica, Vodafone and Orange share the spoils

Comcast Signals New Ad Era for VoD
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/29/2011

Comcast's wide rollout of dynamic ad insertion will help cable VoD finally take on the flexibility and speed of Web video systems

Euronews: Verizon Stake Pays Off for Vodafone
News Analysis | 7/29/2011

A big fat dividend for Vodafone shareholders and a healthy set of results for BSkyB kick things off in today's regional roundup

MEF Turns 10
LRTV Interviews | 7/29/2011

The Metro Ethernet Forum had a good excuse to party at a winery, which gave us an excuse to break out the video camera

Apple's Video Chat Takeover
Que Sera Sarah | 7/29/2011

12:05 AM This video-blog brought to you via FaceTime, the over-the-top video chat app that's helping bring two-way mobile video to the masses

Moto Mobility Promises 5 LTE Devices for 2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2011

After its first two LTE devices suffered several delays, Moto plans to get busy with another LTE smartphone and two more LTE tablets by Q4

Moto Mobility Posts Q2 Loss, Beats Estimates
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Mobile device maker manages to ship 4.4M smartphones and 440,000 Xoom tablets, but still lost money in Q2

IP Laps TDM in the Network Race
Research Analyst Interviews | 7/28/2011

Carriers see IP as the future of their networks, but in some cases, TDM will continue in a limited role for several years

Clearwire's Future Unclear at Sprint
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Sprint's partnership with LightSquared could mean it's moving away from Clearwire, but it could come back if the LTE provider doesn’t get FCC approval

Who Cares About Wi-Fi Quality?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/28/2011

Operators need to get serious about Wi-Fi QoS, or risk revenue loss as customers decide their services are slow and unreliable

Double Whammy for Sprint Stock
Jonestown | 7/28/2011

2:15 PM Evidently the market isn't swayed by the cost-savings promised by the $13.5B LightSquared deal

Verwaayen's Elmer Fudd Moment
EuroBlog | 7/28/2011

1:35 PM Alcatel-Lucent CEO wants the bucks, not the bunnies (geddit?)

TW Cable Stays in Wireless Holding Pattern
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/28/2011

CEO says wireless sub growth is 'not terribly exciting' while being noncommittal about investing more in Clearwire

FT Looks to Sell Swiss Biz
News Analysis | 7/28/2011

France Telecom makes its latest M&A move with indications that further European assets could be offloaded

The Brave Old Frontier
Rewired | 7/28/2011

11:50 AM Telco is building broadband where Verizon wouldn't. Will that be enough to satisfy cranky consumers?

Most Netflix Subs Stream to TVs
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Also: Comcast-NBCU deal might be tweaked, Visible World rolls HD ads, Big Ten Network's TVE play, Charter eyes Birmingham expansion

AlcaLu CEO Sees a Bright US Market
News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Others might see a crunch coming, but the US market will continue to be strong for Alcatel-Lucent, states combative CEO Ben Verwaayen

Sprint's $13.5B Jump to LTE With LightSquared
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Sprint isn't yet saying when LTE will go live and admits that the lingering GPS issue could still scupper the multi-year agreement in its earliest stages

TW Cable Sheds 130,000 Video Subs in Q2
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/28/2011

But nation's No. 2 MSO still sees a 23% bump in profits helped by gains in other service categories

Sprint Confirms LightSquared Deal, Losses Grow
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Wireline losses continue as Sprint posts revenue of $8.31B

Euronews: Pressures Weigh on AlcaLu
News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Vendor increases revenues but doubts still remain, while Euro carrier giants reveal mixed fortunes in today's regional results-fest

AlcaLu Grows But Pressures Weigh
News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Alcatel-Lucent reports a second-quarter profit as revenues continue to increase but concerns about the market weigh heavy on its stock

CMTS Upgrades Soften Arris Sales
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/28/2011

Arris boosts margins and keeps Cisco's CMTS aggression in check with software-based upgrade licenses, but the approach comes at a cost

Arris Beats the Street
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/27/2011

The cable modem gear specialist beats Q2 earnings expectations despite a dip in revenues

Fox Erects TV Everywhere Pay Wall
The Bauminator | 7/27/2011

5:50 PM Who wins? Who loses?

Frontier Goes All-Adtran – For Now
News Analysis | 7/27/2011

In building out former Verizon turf, Adtran's ties to Verizon provide a big boost

Subex Eyes SPIT Growth
News Analysis | 7/27/2011

Service provider IT (SPIT) specialist Subex highlights increased orders but its fiscal Q1 revenues are down from a year ago

LG Founders in Booming Smartphone Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2011

Despite the fast-growing smartphone market, Pyramid Research says LG should compete on the low end if it wants to stay afloat

Windstream Unwraps Cloud Strategy
News Analysis | 7/27/2011

New Windstream Hosting Solutions combines open cloud platform with data transport, targeting Windstream's existing business base

Operators & OTT Get It On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2011

Mobile operators cozy up to Google and Facebook with two new partnerships revealed today

KPN Preps 500Mbit/s FTTH
News Analysis | 7/27/2011

The Dutch carrier is enjoying a bit of FTTH momentum and is preparing for higher speeds by the end of the year

Google's Fiber Engineers Descend on Kansas City
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/27/2011

Also: Comcast says dynamic ad insertion is ready for prime time, Fox erects a TV Everywhere pay wall, more MSOs sign on for Starz VoD in 3-D

HR Presents New MPLS-TP White Paper
Ethernet Exposed | 7/27/2011

11:00 AM Due to popular demand, Heavy Reading releases 'MPLS-TP in Next-Generation Transport Networks'

What Will Sprint Reveal of its 4G Plans?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2011

Sprint may not show its full 4G hand Thursday, but Mizuho Securities is predicting an update on the 'Network Vision' strategy on the Q2 call

Euronews: Nokia Nearly Junk
News Analysis | 7/27/2011

Moody's has bad news for the shrinking handset giant, while Vodafone is told to stand up to state bullies in today's hit of EMEA headlines

Everything Everywhere Shrinks in Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/27/2011

Revenues dip, customers leave but the UK mobile operator says 'synergy capture' is good in the second quarter

New Rules!
The Bauminator | 7/27/2011

5:00 AM MSOs have until November to provide a self-install option for CableCARDs. Hundreds, perhaps thousands, can hardly contain their joy

Will Cheaper Conversion Boost 3DTV?
News Analysis | 7/27/2011

ADS says new process transforms 2-D content to 3-D at 3% to 5% of current costs while accelerating the conversion rate of video libraries

Juniper Darkens 2011 Outlook
News Analysis | 7/26/2011

The Q2 disappointment is just the beginning, as Juniper says it's clear 2011 won't be as rosy as expected

Welcome to the Future
Jonestown | 7/26/2011

5:45 PM VC spending on mobile is booming, according to Rutberg & Co, with funding seeming to indicate some of the ways that wireless may evolve

Juniper Falls Short in Q2
News Analysis | 7/26/2011

The macro economy claims another victim in a macro way

Moto Xoom to Go 4G in September?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/26/2011

A new leak suggests Xoom owners can send their tablets back for a 4G LTE update in September, seven months after Moto launched the device

Telcos Make the LinkedIn Connection
Que Sera Sarah | 7/26/2011

Facebook has more users, but those in the telecom industry see more value in LinkedIn as a way to make professional connections

Here Comes the iPhone 5 (Rumors)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/26/2011

Rumors have run rampant, but Apple's iPhone 5 is looking likely to arrive in time for football season and the changing of the leaves

Cox Vet Jay Rolls Named Charter's CTO
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/26/2011

Rolls takes the technology helm at Charter, which has been without a full-time CTO since March

Walmart Streams into the Future
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/26/2011

Also: Privacy law thwarts Facebook-Netflix US hookup, Cox and Moto chiefs to headline Cable-Tec Expo, Avail-TVN brings MPEG-4 to indie MSOs

Verizon Intros First LTE Tablet in the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/26/2011

Samsung 4G Galaxy Tab will be available this Thursday as Verizon slashes the price on the LTE-less Motorola Xoom

New Ways to Pay for Mobile Data
Wireless Bits | 7/26/2011

9:30 AM Operators start app-based charging, finds new mobile data study from Allot

Tellabs Cutting 10% of Staff
News Analysis | 7/26/2011

Vendor axes 330 jobs as second-quarter revenues dip 21%

Euronews: Vodafone Picks LTE Backhaul Partner
News Analysis | 7/26/2011

Vodafone gives euNetworks the LTE nod in Germany, while KPN struggles on its home turf in today's canter through EMEA telecom headlines

China Telecom Still Talking Euro M&A
EuroBlog | 7/26/2011

6:15 AM More talk but no action yet from the Chinese operator giant

Analyst: Nokia Faces Low-End Threat
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/26/2011

Nokia may be under the cosh in the smartphone sector but it needs to pay even more attention to its feature phone and low-cost portfolio, says Pyramid analyst

Netflix Rate Hikes Will Hammer Growth
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/25/2011

But at least Netflix isn't going to pull a cable and lose subscribers...

Ex-Microsoft Cloud Exec Joins Juniper
News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Sunnyvale is looking more like Redmond every day

Grids Get Smart With BPL
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/25/2011

The global transition to electricity smart grids is creating new opportunities for broadband power line (BPL) communications vendors

Netflix Dips on Q2 Revenue Miss
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Netflix earned a tidy profit amid healthy subscriber gains, but its stock took one on the chin after whiffing on revenues

Apple, Google Seek Patent Shields
Wireless Bits | 7/25/2011

2:40 PM Tech giants vie for patent prowess and protection

BigBand's Material World
The Bauminator | 7/25/2011

2:20 PM So, how big was BigBand's deal with AT&T? Enough to keep its long-term prospects stoked or just enough to attract a serious buyer?

AT&T Bakes Gingerbread for All
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Promises all Android smartphones released so far this year will get Google's latest operating system update

Netflix Not Main Culprit for Cord-Cutting
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Also: New CEO at NDS; former Comcaster joins Microsoft; Arris and Comcast slash VoD prices for Tier 2s

RIM Cuts 2,000 Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Staff in North America to be informed this week as BlackBerry maker axes more than 10% of global workforce

Glimmers of Hope for PT
News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Portugal Telecom is suffering at home, but its investments in FTTH, mobile backhaul and TV service delivery are encouraging

Elemental Eases Into Comcast OTT Role
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Harmonic is threatened as thePlatform signs Elemental to handle transcoding for Comcast's TV Everywhere apps for PCs and Apple devices

Pay TV Reaches the Mobile Masses
The Philter | 7/25/2011

7:25 AM Some recent moves by CNN and AT&T seem inspired by Netflix, giving consumers more options for getting content on the go (at no additional cost)

Euronews: Testing Times for Portugal Telecom
News Analysis | 7/25/2011

Economic gloom hangs over PT's financials, while T-Mobile and Orange units get it together in Poland in today's Euro-romp

Death Sentence for China Mobile Bribes Exec
AsiaBlog | 7/25/2011

4:30 AM Former deputy general manager of China Mobile is handed suspended death sentence for bribery

Dell Might Keep Turin Alive
News Analysis | 7/25/2011

The telecom-equipment piece of the Force10 purchase might not be so superfluous, analysts say

Grande Speeds Past Suddenlink
The Bauminator | 7/22/2011

4:30 PM Grande unseats Suddenlink as US speed king with launch of uncapped 110-Meg service, and TW Cable should be taking notice

Telepresence Takes the Show on the Road
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/22/2011

In the entertainment biz, telepresence is no longer seen as just a way to save money on travel, but rather a way to improve content delivery and collaboration

Verizon Upped LTE Spending in 1H'11
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2011

The operator says it has been aggressively spending to build out its LTE footprint

OS Watch: AT&T Outsmarts Verizon in Phones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2011

Microsoft gains, Nokia flails and Apple wins smartphone leadership but loses tablet share in this week's smartphone-centric OS Watch

Cablevision Still at Risk in Verizon Patent Fight
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/22/2011

ITC upholds ruling that Cablevision didn't infringe on four patents, but affirms a fifth that could block it from importing some set-top models

Virgin Widens 100-Meg Footprint, Tests 1.5-Gig
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/22/2011

Also: AT&T adds 202,000 U-verse TV subs, Comcast Unity shops local VoD service, Apple may bite on Hulu, Dish keeps most Blockbuster stores

Verizon CEO: We Expect iPhone 5 in the Fall
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2011

New Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam says iPhone 5 refresh should now arrive with the autumn leaves

Cisco Shows Off Cius
Craig's A-List | 7/22/2011

10:00 AM -- The tablet could have its place. The question is whether that place ought to be at Cisco

Verizon's Q2 Revenue Up 2.8%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2011

Verizon Communications raises revenues on strong wireless and FiOS gains for the second quarter and confirms new CEO appointment

Vodafone's Key Data Points
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2011

The global mobile giant's latest financials contain no major surprises but that doesn't mean there's nothing interesting to report

Euronews: Vodafone Feels Pain in Spain
News Analysis | 7/22/2011

Vodafone sweats in southern Europe while Telefonica links arms with the UAE's Etisalat in today's regional roundup

Moto Vs. Icahn 2: The Hunt for Patent Gold
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2011

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the boardroom! Activist shareholder Carl Icahn is back on Motorola's tail

Telecom Research That Is New to You
Research Rewind | 7/21/2011

What better way to spend your summer than catching up on some of the best content and services Heavy Reading and Pyramid have to offer?

AT&T Ups Capex to $20B to Develop 3G & LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2011

Volume of wireless use is greater than expected so AT&T will spend more dollars on its major 3G growth area with an eye to an LTE future

Moto Assets Help NSN's Q2 Growth
News Analysis | 7/21/2011

But Q2 growth isn't all down to the acquisition of Motorola's wireless assets

Rogers Makes Netflix Subs a Little Happier
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/21/2011

Also: Suddenlink does more 107-Meg, Montana residents don't dig fiber trenches, people go nuts for CNN's apps, YouTube plays cricket

AT&T Q2 Revenue Up 2.2% as Profit Dips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2011

AT&T continues to see wireless growth and strong smartphone sales, as Android becomes more evident in its mobile mix

Will Cisco Bail on Set-Top Boxes?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/21/2011

Factory sale could improve product margins, but the set-top business is still too good for Cisco to consider a complete exit

Euronews: Nokia Shrinks, Ericsson Grows
News Analysis | 7/21/2011

More Nokia woe but better news at Ericsson and Telenor in today's helping of telecom tidbits from the EMEA region

Ericsson's SPIT Vision
EuroBlog | 7/21/2011

5:30 AM Swedish giant's CEO sees big opportunities in service provider IT (SPIT) transformation projects

Ericsson's Growth Spurt Continues
News Analysis | 7/21/2011

Revenues and profits are up but margins are squeezed and investors wanted more

Price Is Right for Nokia's Windows Phone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2011

As Microsoft plans to lower costs and Nokia reportedly preps to cut prices by 10 percent, Windows Phone is poised for a solid start

Taqua Takes Tatara for Femto Voice Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2011

Taqua makes a move into femtocells and VoLTE with acquisition of Tatara Systems

Will the iPad Eat the PC Market?
Jonestown | 7/20/2011

5:50 PM A Tablet + Cloud = (Death of the PC) sum requires better wireless connectivity to become even a possibility

Force10 Deal Could Sting Brocade, Juniper
News Analysis | 7/20/2011

Actually, that might not be the biggest thing they have to worry about

AlcaLu's Malay Malaise
AsiaBlog | 7/20/2011

1:40 PM Vendor dogged by bribery scandal in Malaysia

T-Mobile Shuns Overage Charges
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2011

T-Mobile one-ups its larger rivals with new tiered pricing plans that avoid any extra charges for data customers that exceed their limits

LifeSize Reaches for Clouds, Mobile Devices
News Analysis | 7/20/2011

New service and new mobile clients based on Mirial acquisition position LifeSize to make HD video more widespread

AT&T Deal Boosts BigBand
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/20/2011

BigBand's stock gets a lift after landing a deal with the largest US IPTV provider that could improve the vendor's flagging growth prospects

Euro Vendor Q2 Previews
News Analysis | 7/20/2011

What's coming down the pipe from Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks?

Angry Birds Flocks to the Roku 2
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/20/2011

Also: Pandora plays on FiOS TV, AT&T brings U-verse app to Android, Verizon lets subs self-install CableCARDs, AT&T CEO rips DSL

Dell to Acquire Force10
News Analysis | 7/20/2011

Never mind that IPO; Force10 lands a deal with the company that was supposed to acquire Brocade

Chip Startup Spurs Small-Cell Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2011

DesignArt Networks adds a new twist to backhaul for small cells and new designs for LTE small cell SoCs

Huawei's 3G Reveal
AsiaBlog | 7/20/2011

7:10 AM ABI Research uncovers another Huawei line of attack on mobile incumbents

Euronews: Money, Money, Money
News Analysis | 7/20/2011

It's a Nordic results-fest, with TeliaSonera, Transmode, Tele2 and Comptel revealing all in today's Eurovision of loveliness

Transmode Sticks to Growth Path
News Analysis | 7/20/2011

Swedish metro optical vendor is in a steady growth groove as it reports its first post-IPO quarter

Apple iPhone: The Gateway Smartphone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2011

Coming off a strong Q3, Apple is looking at pre-paid and lower-priced iPhones to continue to bolster sales of the device

Infinera Readies the 100G Charge
News Analysis | 7/19/2011

As 100G shipments get closer, Infinera says it sees carriers waiting rather than jumping for 40G

Imagining the LTE iPad
Jonestown | 7/19/2011

5:25 PM An LTE iPad makes a lot of sense, but cost and integration factors may hold it back

Apple Posts Strong Q3 on iSales
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2011

Apple's Q3 revenues were boosted by 142% growth in iPhone sales and 183% growth in iPad sales over last year

Infinera Meets (Low) Q2 Targets
News Analysis | 7/19/2011

Losses continue, but on the plus side, everyone expected that already

Isis Adds Four Credit Cards to Its Mobile Wallet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2011

The joint venture among AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile makes a pact with the obvious brand names, hoping to kick-start NFC payments

Intel Seeks Ethernet Leverage With Fulcrum
News Analysis | 7/19/2011

Oh, come on. Like you wouldn't have gone for that headline too

Wireless Competition's Courtside Seats
Que Sera Sarah | 7/19/2011

12:40 PM Google chief says he'll help HTC fight against Apple in the courts, but calls on the company to compete in the market instead

Hulu Offers Programming Perks With Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/19/2011

Also: Netflix fixes another streaming outage; TW Cable replaces marketing chief; News Corp. may promote Carey to CEO; Clearwire expands

Where Are the LTE Tablets?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2011

A 4G Samsung or the Motorola Xoom LTE upgrade looks likely to arrive first. Most LTE tablets, however, appear to be set for a fall debut

Did Cisco Cut Deep Enough?
News Analysis | 7/19/2011

With Cisco's layoffs prepped and loaded, there is still some debate about how deep the cuts should run

Cable Calls for Backup
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/19/2011

A hybrid power system is spawned by vendors and the SCTE to help cable meet rigorous SLAs as MSOs begin to target Tier 1 business customers

Euronews: 100GigE Hits East Europe
News Analysis | 7/19/2011

Ciena, Ericsson and Telenet feature in today's European roundup

Telco CDNs Make OTT Tolerable
News Analysis | 7/19/2011

For some telcos caching content has greater appeal than investing in FTTH, which is a more expensive option

Foxconn Buys Cisco's Set-Top Factory
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/18/2011

But Cisco insists it's not getting out of the set-top box business as it prepares to outsource its box-making needs

Cisco Simplifies; Cuts 6,500 Jobs
News Analysis | 7/18/2011

Wish we still had a Flip cam to see all the changes happening at Cisco today

Netflix Sets Sights on Europe
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/18/2011

Also, Rovi loses patent case, buys engineering firm; CNN streams 24/7; CenturyLink earmarks $20M for broadband expansion in New Mexico

Apple Wins Patent Victory Over HTC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2011

Android is looking increasingly vulnerable as the ITC issues a preliminary ruling that HTC infringed on Apple's wireless patents

CEO Quits Everything Everywhere
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2011

Tom Alexander resigns from the Orange and T-Mobile joint venture Everything Everywhere to be replaced by France Telecom's Olaf Swantee

Davis Returns to Charter
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/18/2011

Wayne Davis, the former CTO of Charter and CEO of Javelin Innovations, has returned to the MSO as VP of technical operations

The Case Against Carrier-Grade NAT
LRTV Documentaries | 7/18/2011

Chris Donley, project director for network protocols at Cable Labs, explains the problems CGN will introduce for some network services

Euronews: Telefonica's Layoffs Bill Shock
News Analysis | 7/18/2011

Spanish operator says redundancies will cost €2.7B, while France Telecom has African operator in its sights in today's EMEA headlines

LR Live: The Real Rationale for IPv6
News Analysis | 7/15/2011

There's actually money to be made here, and it's not just because IPv4 numbers are running out

IPv6 2011: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 7/15/2011

Our one-day IPv6 event in NYC was a success. Have a look!

Telefonica Takes $3.8B Hit
EuroBlog | 7/15/2011

2:45 PM Spanish giant's 6,500 domestic job cuts are going to cost big bucks

The Business Case for IPv6
LRTV Interviews | 7/15/2011

Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges offers some perspective on the business reasons for embracing IPv6 and how urgent the

Avoiding Traffic Jams (On Your Phone)
Research Analyst Interviews | 7/15/2011

As mobile content continues to push bandwidth limits, operators are developing new ways to seamlessly move traffic to less stressed networks

AlcaLu Looks Beyond 100GigE
News Analysis | 7/15/2011

EANTC put Alcatel-Lucent's 100GbE capabilities to the test and found the vendor not only making the grade but looking to the next stage too

Shaw Challenges Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/15/2011

Also: Tier 2 joins 100-Meg club, RIM may build media set-top, West Virginia scales back on broadband, QR codes come to ITV

OS Watch: RIM Rebounds in Emerging Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2011

RIM's still kicking in emerging markets, Mangos aren't for tablets and Android takes over the world in this week's OS stories

Extreme Cuts 110 Jobs
News Analysis | 7/15/2011

Ethernet switch vendor is axing 16% of its staff and warns of lower than expected fiscal Q4 earnings

How RIM & LG Can Turn It Around
Research Rewind | 7/15/2011

This week: LTE in Asia-Pacific, Sengal's telecom future, RIM 2.0, LG's smartphone strategy, TeliaSonera cozies up to the competition

Sony Ericsson Blames Quake for Q2 Slump
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2011

Dramatic year-on-year drop in phone shipments attributed to impact of Japanese earthquake

Euronews: Parts Crisis Hits Sony Ericsson
News Analysis | 7/15/2011

Parts shortages take Sony Ericsson back into the red, while MTN begins LTE trials in South Africa in today's EMEA roundup

Why Mobile Operators Don't Talk IPv6
Jonestown | 7/15/2011

1:00 AM I chat to LR's Carol Wilson about how mobile operators are keeping quiet on IPv6 even as they work hard on the protocol

Google Says Android's on a Tear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2011

Being a consumer favorite hasn't turned Android into a revenue driver, but CEO Larry Page sees big things for the long term

Google Reports Q2 Gain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2011

Software giant grows on the strength of its ads and mobile business while citing 'amazing response' to its new social networking site

Blockbuster to the Rescue!
The Bauminator | 7/14/2011

4:00 PM Netflix gets a taste of Charlie Ergen's wrath, but he isn't calling them pigs ... yet

IPv6: Continuity Matters
LRTV Documentaries | 7/14/2011

Elise Gerich, VP of IANA and ICANN, discusses the role of infrastructure and how IPv6 can prevent an innovation drought

Putting IPv6 in Perspective
The Philter | 7/14/2011

2:40 PM Enterprises shouldn't let themselves be stranded by waiting too long to embrace IPv6

IPv6 Advantages, Part II
LRTV Documentaries | 7/14/2011

IPv6 Forum President Latif Ladid talks about the importance of end-to-end communications and what's possible with IPv6

IPv6 Advantages, Part I
LRTV Documentaries | 7/14/2011

IPv6 Forum President Latif Ladid highlights some advantages of moving to IPv6 – mobility, security and an 'always on' Internet

CenturyLink's Rise to Tier 1
How IOCee It | 7/14/2011

12:00 PM Its Savvis acquisition has catapulted CenturyLink into the big league, and it's all happened so quickly

Spotify Hits US 3G Networks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2011

Streaming music service claims it won't cause US 3G networks to buckle, but its success will hinge on operator and label partnerships

Comcast Woos Subs With Free Wi-Fi
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/14/2011

Also: Ex-Joost exec joins TW Cable, Comcast's cap bares its fangs, Cox mobilizes Virginia, UltraViolet opens its digital locker

Steely Neelie's FTTX Face Off
EuroBlog | 7/14/2011

10:55 AM The EC's Digital dame is ready for a broadband battle, but it could be avoided

Cox Eyes CableCARD-Free Option
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/14/2011

MSO's interest in the downloadable Open Media Security system could apply more pressure on the wobbly Motorola-Cisco duopoly

Cisco Live 2011 in Photos
Slide Shows | 7/14/2011

Cisco treated customers to glamor, glitz and skateboards; meanwhile, the press got a heck of a data center tour

ZTE Hits the UK High Street
Wireless Bits | 7/14/2011

6:50 AM Chinese vendor steps up branding efforts in the UK

Vodafone UK 'Hacked via Femto'
Wireless Bits | 7/14/2011

6:30 AM Hacker's Choice raises security issue with Vodafone femtocell

Euronews: FTTX Players Need Incentives
News Analysis | 7/14/2011

It's net neutrality part 94 for AlcaLu and friends, while BT's reward packages cause a stink in today's party bucket of Euro headlines

Discoverability Trumps Search on Android
Que Sera Sarah | 7/13/2011

5:35 PM Android redesigns its Market to make it easier to discover new apps, a smart move in a crowded store

LR Live: IPv6 Transition Decisions Loom
News Analysis | 7/13/2011

Light Reading event in New York City on Thursday will explore choices lying ahead for ISPs, enterprises and Web content providers

HP Picks a Fight With Cisco
Craig's A-List | 7/13/2011

2:45 PM Or maybe it's the other way around. The companies are trading blows behind the scenes at Cisco Live

RIM Rumblings
Que Sera Sarah | 7/13/2011

2:00 PM Analysts and investors are getting restless waiting on QNX

Netflix Subs Revolt
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/13/2011

Elsewhere: News Corp drops BSkyB bid, Dish shutters more Blockbuster stores, Comcast Signature Support goes national, Cox and Level 3 do more

Clouds Gathering: It's Consolidation Time
Rewired | 7/13/2011

10:45 AM This summer's been a hot one as the cloud race shows no signs of slowing. But who will come out on top?

NSN's Future Still up in the Air
News Analysis | 7/13/2011

There are no external investors but also no clarity about what's next for NSN

NSN Fails to Find New Investor
News Analysis | 7/13/2011

Nokia and Siemens complete review of private equity interest in joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks and there were no takers

Euronews: China Telecom Eyes UK Market
News Analysis | 7/13/2011

China Telecom plans an MVNO service in Britain while a new country means a new operating license for Zain in today's EMEA roundup

LTE Is Heating Up
Jonestown | 7/12/2011

6:00 PM Signs of a price war on LTE data cards and mobile hot spots emerge; expect devices using the 4G tech to remain costly for now

Chambers Promises a Simpler Cisco
News Analysis | 7/12/2011

What Cisco needs is a routine slimming-down, the CEO says, and he's already gearing up for the next time it's necessary

AT&T Gears Up for Summer of LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/12/2011

Ma Bell is adding to its LTE device offerings ahead of a limited launch of the 4G technology this summer

Cisco Pushes Back on Switching
News Analysis | 7/12/2011

The venerable Catalyst 6500 gets a major upgrade as Cisco counters chatter that it's losing ground in switching

Citrix Buy Boosts Cloud Power
News Analysis | 7/12/2011

Acquisition of Cloud.com provides some instant momentum for Citrix, and signals coming consolidation in vendor space

Exec Changes Shake Up Key Vendors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/12/2011

Busy week for mobile execs as HP's webOS head gets reassigned, Samsung's mobile chief moves on, Apple's patent expert resigns and Qualcomm gets a new CTO

Canoe CEO Steps Overboard
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/12/2011

David Verklin, CEO of the cable-backed ad lab, is out, as targeted advertising remains more of an art than a science

Pay-TV Firms Flood List of Most Hated Companies
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/12/2011

Elsewhere: Clearwire and TW Cable expand WiMax in NYC, FCC may fine Comcast over network discrimination, AllVid Alliance rallies at the FCC

Done Deal for Nortel Patents?
Wireless Bits | 7/12/2011

8:35 AM Courts approve sale to Rockstar group, but the DoJ has been asked to step in

Report: Cisco Cuts Could Hit 10,000
News Analysis | 7/12/2011

Job cuts could affect 10,000 Cisco staff, reports Bloomberg

States Demand Merger Data
Wireless Bits | 7/12/2011

6:55 AM AT&T and T-Mobile merger faces deeper scrutiny at state level

Euronews: Big Three Take Swipe at Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 7/12/2011

AlcaLu, DT and Vivendi want content providers to pay for network usage while Bouygues Telecom snuggles up to Telefonica in today's regional roundup

End of an Era at CableLabs
The Bauminator | 7/11/2011

4:25 PM Mike Schwartz, the communications chief at CableLabs, is leaving the building next month, and he will be missed

The Leading Lights in 2011
The Philter | 7/11/2011

3:20 PM We're now accepting entries for the 2011 Leading Lights awards. Deadline for entries is Sept. 2, and we'll announce finalists during the week of Sept. 18

Cisco May Cut 5,000 Jobs
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/11/2011

Also: Netflix passes on Hulu as it launches new DVD-only plan; MSOs approach 30M CableCARDs shipped; HTML5 video adoption heats up

Apple Guns for GetJar
Wireless Bits | 7/11/2011

6:50 AM Apple's 'app store' trademark spat sparks grassroots open-apps movement

CSPs Caught in Complexity Death Spiral
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2011

A legacy mindset and lack of understanding of subscriber needs could create permanent dumb-pipe status for inept CSPs, study suggests

Euronews: T Italia Gets Busy in Brazil
News Analysis | 7/11/2011

Telecom Italia buys Brazilian fiber infrastructure firm and Orange does a deal with Samsung in today's EMEA regional roundup

Cisco Set-Top Plant Is for Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/11/2011

Sources say Cisco's set-top-making facility in Juarez, Mexico, is on the block. Will Cisco get out of the set-top business completely?

Cisco's Early Retirements Begin
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/8/2011

A lot of senior staff, including quite a few at Scientific Atlanta, could walk out the door today for the last time

Copyright Alert = Better Lawsuits
Craig's A-List | 7/8/2011

1:25 PM Isn't it great how the RIAA and the movie industry keep doing us favors?

Comcast Xfinity TV App Tunes to Android
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/8/2011

Also: Time Warner upgrades iPad app, Verizon expands advanced IPG rollout, judge stamps Dish-TerreStar deal, NCTA fights AllVid

ZTE Pushes Core Routers Beyond China
News Analysis | 7/8/2011

China's other equipment vendor hopes to branch out with help from the Huawei Plan – and the publicity of a 100G test

BT Sees Results From Its Vertical Leap
News Analysis | 7/8/2011

Multinationals in four specific industry verticals get special attention and expertise and now generate 54% of the carrier's business revenues

Asia-Pacific Gets Serious About 4G/LTE
Research Rewind | 7/8/2011

This week: LTE in Asia-Pac, content delivery and the cloud, 4G consulting services, free country report excerpts, a chance to become an MVP

Euronews: Telefonica to Cut 6,500 Jobs
News Analysis | 7/8/2011

Telefonica cuts jobs, an optical specialist raises cash, more M2M action and France Telecom faces emerging market challenges in today's EMEA roundup

What'll Be Inside iPhone 5?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2011

Light Reading sister company UBM TechInsights breaks down expectations for the components that will make up Apple's next iPhone

ISPs Can Throttle Back Broadband Bandits
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/7/2011

MSO and telco-backed Copyright Alert System lets ISPs keep online pirates in check by slowing down the speeds of flagged accounts

Road-Testing Verizon's 4G-LTE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/7/2011

Putting the world's preeminent LTE network through its paces under real-world conditions

LightSquared's Rural Roundup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2011

Will Rural Empowerment Group help deliver LightSquared from GPS and government foes?

M2M Cranks Up a Notch
EuroBlog | 7/7/2011

2:15 PM Activity in the non-human world

Bharti's Emerging Data Plan
AsiaBlog | 7/7/2011

1:45 PM Bharti Airtel's sticking its global data pipes in emerging markets

Hulu Nears 1M Paid Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/7/2011

Also: Xfinity brand causes confusion in Florida, Charter licenses Rovi's IPG, Blockbuster does discounts, drug smuggler uses fake DirecTV van

Can Comcast Stop Losing Video Subscribers?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/7/2011

Comcast's new IP-based video navigation system and its massive VoD library could turn things around by 2013

Verizon: Turn Tiers to Smiles
Que Sera Sarah | 7/7/2011

8:00 AM Capped data and two-year contracts sound like a death sentence to many subscribers, but Verizon could jazz them up to ease consumers' minds

Facebook Likes Skype
EuroBlog | 7/7/2011

7:25 AM It's official -- the two online giants are 'in a relationship'...

Euronews: AlcaLu Nears $1.3B Unit Sale
News Analysis | 7/7/2011

A frontrunner emerges for AlcaLu's unwanted biz while TeliaSonera joins in the M2M fun in today's look at what's happenin', Euro-style

LTE Backhaul Startup Rises From Nortel Ashes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2011

Wireless backhaul startup BLiNQ Networks was born from Nortel's bankruptcy

More Growth Predicted for Pre-Paid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2011

The pre-paid market is still going strong in the smartphone, data, 4G-obsessed US with MetroPCS leading the way

HTC Buys a Patent Power Play
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2011

HTC is becoming a force to be reckoned with as it reports record Q2 growth and buys a graphics company that owns some important patents

Will the Cloud Swallow the CDN?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/6/2011

What exactly is the difference between the content delivery network and the cloud anyway? And could they someday merge into one?

Dish Faces TerreStar Battle
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/6/2011

Elsewhere: Charter and James Cable swap systems, Samsung cuts price on 3D glasses, ESPN scores Wimbledon rights

Regulators Reshape Europe's Roaming Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2011

Mobile giants to suffer as EC plans to give competitive operators equal footing in Europe's multi-billion voice and data roaming market

Huawei Ups Smartphone Target
AsiaBlog | 7/6/2011

6:05 AM Now has 20 million sales in sight for this year

Euronews: Nokia Slashes Smartphone Prices
News Analysis | 7/6/2011

Handset giant reduces to clear while Virgin Media duets with Spotify in today's regional roundup

What About AlcaLu's Patents?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2011

If Nortel can get $4.5B, what might that say about the patent stash at Alcatel-Lucent? One analyst ran some numbers

Mobile Video Blurs the Work/Leisure Line
Jonestown | 7/5/2011

4:55 PM Will mobile video calling make a 'no pants day' working from home a thing of the past?

OpenFlow Comes to Bat
Craig's A-List | 7/5/2011

3:50 PM It's OK to be excited about the OpenFlow specification for switching, even if you have no idea what you would use it for

No One's Hohm for Microsoft & Google
Que Sera Sarah | 7/5/2011

2:20 PM Both Microsoft and Google shut down their home energy management services; do consumers not have the energy for monitoring?

Verizon Confirms the End of Unlimited
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2011

In lieu of unlimited data, Verizon will offer usage-based pricing and charge users per megabyte of overage

Operators Accept Support Act Role
LR Mobile Column | 7/5/2011

Mobile operators are coming to terms with their supporting role in the mobile apps world

Cable Customer Service Nightmares
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/5/2011

Elsewhere: LightSquared raises $265 million, Netflix expands abroad, Cisco helps China build surveillance network, Google eyes Hulu

LightSquared Grabs $265M, Gets Ready to Deploy Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2011

The 4G startup is working with Alcatel-Lucent on interfacing its satellite network with its LTE deployment

Facebook Wednesday
EuroBlog | 7/5/2011

8:30 AM Heads may explode with excitement Wednesday if the expected tie-up with Skype is announced

Euronews: EC's Kroes on the Warpath (Again)
News Analysis | 7/5/2011

European Commission extends roaming price caps, Deutsche Telekom adds to its board and NSN does GPON in today's regional news corral

Vodafone Sets Up Stall in Android Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2011

Vodafone goes for mobile app quality over quantity with its own Android Market channel

Korea's LTE Lift-Off
AsiaBlog | 7/4/2011

11:25 AM SK Telecom and U+ go head-to-head with LTE in South Korea

Startups Rush to Small-Cell Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2011

The need for low-cost, high-capacity backhaul for LTE small cells is fertile ground for startups

India's Tablet Fever
News Analysis | 7/4/2011

With 3G networks now up and running India is becoming a tablet magnet -- but what's renowned local tablet vendor Notion Ink up to?

Euronews: Vodafone Takes Control in India
News Analysis | 7/4/2011

Vodafone buys out Essar while Nokia retreats from Japan in today's roundup of EMEA headlines

7 Things to Know About Your Future TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/1/2011

Panelists at Connections put some temperance on predictions about clouds, new interfaces and operators' money-making prospects

Facebook Takes Over the TV Guide
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/1/2011

Elsewhere: TiVo surges on takeover talk, TWC & Comcast roll virtual-hold software, Comcast lobbyist raises $1.2 million for Obama

Cycle30 Cracks M2M Market
News Analysis | 7/1/2011

GCI OSS spinoff lands first big M2M manufacturer in Arrow, and it could be a sign of things to come

OS Watch: Developers Take a Bite Out of Mango
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2011

Microsoft gives its OS to developers, RIM gets an employee wake-up call and Apple plans a tablet flood in this week's OS rundown

LTE Signaling Woes Ahead?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2011

The data-centric, always-on nature of LTE apps and devices could pose new signaling challenges for operators but new 4G protocols might help

More Security Woes for Huawei
AsiaBlog | 7/1/2011

6:40 AM Now Taiwan is imposing restrictions on Huawei gear

Will Android Be a Winner or a Loser?
Research Rewind | 7/1/2011

This week: smartphone operating systems, 10GPON components, service broker technology and 'coopetition' among European operators

Euronews: Ericsson Buys, Vodafone Sells
News Analysis | 7/1/2011

Ericsson gets a piece of Nortel's patent action, Vodafone divests in Poland, NSN celebrates GSM's birthday and more from EMEA

Nortel Sells Patents for $4.5B
News Analysis | 7/1/2011

Consortium including Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, RIM and Sony wins auction to buy Nortel's patents for US$4.5 billion

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