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Content posted in December 2013
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FiOS Snags Xbox One First
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2013  |  10 comments
Verizon's pay-TV upstart beats all other service providers to the punch by scoring a slot on the new Microsoft gaming console.
Euronews: 5G Ahoy!
News Analysis  | 
12/18/2013  |  7 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ZTE loses out in German patents battle; TeliaSonera buys fiber; Etisalat bolsters BSS; brass-monkeys backhaul in Russia.
Report: T-Mobile Nears Verizon Spectrum Deal
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  5 comments
T-Mobile's thirst for low-band spectrum could be partially slaked with a Verizon 700MHz deal.
Dish Taps Sprint for 4G Trial in Texas
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  20 comments
Dish will use Sprint 4G technology for a Texas fixed broadband trial in mid-2014 that, in theory, could deliver up to 60 Mbit/s downloads.
ThinkAnalytics Does Cloud
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  2 comments
Video search and recommendation specialist expands cloud-based hosted recommendation solution for service providers and programmers.
Amdocs: More M&A to Come?
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  4 comments
Word on the street suggests Amdocs has two more acquisitions in the pipeline.
AT&T-Frontier Deal: A Sign of Things to Come?
Rewired  | 
12/17/2013  |  15 comments
Sale allows AT&T to exit from a wireline footprint that no longer fits in with its long-term business ambitions.
Is White Space the Right Space?
Column  | 
12/17/2013  |  5 comments
What role will white space play in the mobile broadband explosion?
Icontrol Embraces New Devices
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  1 comment
Cable's preferred smart home platform opens up to connected devices from other hardware makers.
VoLTE Needs Passing Grade From Operator Tests
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/17/2013  |  1 comment
Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) is predicted to grow tremendously through 2016.
Euronews: BroadSoft Buys in Germany
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Greater UK scrutiny for Huawei; EE strikes roaming deal with AT&T; M2M World Alliance makes its move.
Juniper Waves Its Wallet at Wandl
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  4 comments
Juniper is to acquire the network planning and optimization specialist for $60M.
Kemp Looks to Fill Cisco's ADC Void
News Analysis  | 
12/17/2013  |  1 comment
Kemp Technologies makes a market share play by verifying its application delivery controller (ADC) load balancing software to run on Cisco Systems UCS-C servers.
Is LightSquared's Spectrum Worth $3.3B?
Jonestown  | 
12/16/2013  |  5 comments
A PE firm is said to be mulling a $3.3 billion bid for LightSquared, apparently betting that the L-Band spectrum will be worth more in the future.
Sprint Adds 70 Fresh LTE Markets
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  4 comments
The carrier announces 70 additional LTE markets as it looks ahead to a better 2014 and rumors swirl of a merger with T-Mobile.
DOCSIS 3.0 Device Shipments Soaring
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  3 comments
Rival VDSL and fiber-optic CPE shipments are also growing rapidly, according to a new ABI report.
NFV Group Kickstarts Proof-of-Concept Work
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  6 comments
Vendor consortium earns first proof-of-concept approval from ETSI-sponsored carrier group, with Telefónica and Sprint as sponsors.
Virtualization Drive for DPI & Policy Management
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
12/16/2013  |  2 comments
Policy management solutions are giving wireless and fixed line carriers options to help relieve data traffic.
Intel Confirms Mindspeed Wireless Buyout
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  4 comments
Confirming Light Reading's report last month, Intel is buying Mindspeed's wireless assets, including the Picochip small cell team.
San Fran Taps Ruckus to Unwire its Outdoors
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  8 comments
City's Market Street will be the first to get outdoor public WiFi hotspots, courtesy of the City of San Francisco and Ruckus Wireless.
Mediacom Builds on Backhaul Boom
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/16/2013  |  Post a comment
Dan Templin, senior vice president at Mediacom Business, tells Light Reading's Dan Jones about the challenges and opportunities, including cellular backhaul, associated with the provision of services in rural US markets.
Big Data Lights Up the SON
Column  | 
12/16/2013  |  8 comments
Complementing the self-organizing network with big data analytics will become a powerful tool to manage future networks.
The Broader Impact of the Internet of Things
Column  | 
12/16/2013  |  6 comments
The Internet of Things will spawn a new industry of supporting services.
Euronews: TeliaSonera Revamps Top Team
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone sued in Greece; Ericsson does 4G in Slovakia; BT Sport launch balls-up prompts wave of complaints.
Canoe Deal Signals Hope for VoD Ads
News Analysis  | 
12/16/2013  |  4 comments
Canoe's deal with Disney's ABC networks and Comcast's engagement with Nielsen signal some progress in the video-on-demand advertising sector.
Cisco: Cautious but Confident
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2013  |  2 comments
At its financial analyst conference, Cisco tempers its long-term growth prospects but exudes confidence as it hammers home its SDN message.
Aereo Fight Heats Up in DC
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2013  |  18 comments
Cablevision, Charter blast broadcasters for linking cloud DVR to Aereo case while Aereo urges the Supreme Court to settle issue.
Qualcomm Promotes President to CEO Role
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2013  |  9 comments
Current President Steve Mollenkopf will take over as CEO in March; current CEO Paul Jacobs to stay on as chairman.
Sonus Snaps Up Diameter Specialist
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2013  |  3 comments
Sonus is buying network signaling platform specialist Performance Technologies to improve its portfolio for 4G LTE network operators.
Euronews: Bezeq Upgrades With AlcaLu's Vectoring Tech
News Analysis  | 
12/13/2013  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU legal bigwig slams data retention directive; Telefonica's takeover of German KPN unit to be probed; major Russian mobile merger.
Mobile Security in a BYOD World
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/13/2013  |  2 comments
Michael Singer, associate vice president of mobile, cloud, and access management for AT&T's business solutions group, talks about the security challenges resulting from the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.
Wireless Carriers Agree to Unlocking Rules
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  14 comments
The US operators have caved to FCC pressure and will notify their customers when they are eligible to unlock their devices and do so within two days of being asked.
thePlatform Hits Nordic Ski Trails
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  1 comment
Comcast-owned media publishing unit strikes deal with OTT provider Viaplay to deliver multiscreen video services in Scandinavia.
Operators Can't Kik the OTT Habit
Que Sera Sarah  | 
12/12/2013  |  24 comments
SMS-alternative app Kik reaches 100M customers as the operators continue to lose the war in messaging innovation.
Ciena Suffers Margin Squeeze in Q4
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  2 comments
The transport vendor exceeded sales expectations, but its earnings weren't up to scratch in its fiscal fourth quarter.
AT&T Plays Big Brother
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  18 comments
Big US telco requires Austin 1-Gig subscribers to share their web browser information with advertisers.
Could Cable, Telco Unite on Gig Services?
Rewired  | 
12/12/2013  |  31 comments
A cable exec admits he's never considered partnering with neighboring telcos on gigabit networks – should he?
AlcaLu Gains LTE Traction in China
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent has a 4G foot in the door at China Telecom and has cemented its role at China Mobile.
One to Watch: Viptela
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  4 comments
Startup populated by former Cisco, Juniper, and TiMetra execs has the tagline 'Networking Simplified!', suggesting a software-based approach to connectivity management.
Pics From Mobile Network Security Strategies
Slide Shows  | 
12/12/2013  |  1 comment
An AT&T keynote address dominated the proceedings at this year's Mobile Network Security Strategies event in New York -- see who was there!
Euronews: Liberty Global Back in Takeover Talks With Ziggo
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Samsung placates EU on patents; Brits pay less for comms; Zayo provides fiber for SSE.
Why Voice Still Matters
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/12/2013  |  7 comments
Comcast Business Services vice president John Guillaume explains to Light Reading's Sarah Reedy why voice is still such an important part of the cable operator's business services portfolio.
AT&T's Austin GigaPower Debuts at 300 Mbit/s
News Analysis  | 
12/12/2013  |  9 comments
AT&T's 1-Gig fiber project in Austin is live now, but starts with 300 Mbit/s service and won't hit 1 Gbit/s until 2014.
Some Winter Fun
Shades of Ray  | 
12/12/2013  |  11 comments
As blizzards sweep across the northern hemisphere, let's have some fun with Antarctica...
Samsung Goes RDK Route
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  2 comments
The big consumer electronics maker becomes the latest vendor to sign a license agreement for cable's IP set-top software bundle.
Elemental Shows Off 4K
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  3 comments
Video encoding specialist displays "full frame rate" processing of 4K video in London as it preps for Winter Olympics in Sochi.
Big Man on Enterprise Campus? Dell's Trying
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  3 comments
The company's new enteprise campus networking gear aims to build on the revolution around re-thinking datacenter architectures.
Forget Google Fiber, Think Cable Fiber
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  37 comments
Small cities and towns that are craving gigabit speeds should start by talking to their cable operator, says Mediacom.
T-Mobile Talks Up a Banner Year in LTE
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  2 comments
The uncarrier went from 0 LTE markets to nationwide coverage in 2013 and is turning its attention to faster speeds, expanded coverage in 2014.
Comcast Throws House Party in Valley
News Analysis  | 
12/11/2013  |  5 comments
MSO's Silicon Valley Innovation Center shows off product demos from Twitter and other tech partners.
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