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Euronews: Vodafone Trials 2Tbit/s With Huawei
News Analysis | 1/23/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu looks to raise $2.65B; Windows Phone has brighter outlook in Europe; KPN and FON make beautiful Wi-Fi together

The Big Deal About Small Outages
The Philter | 1/22/2013

Network operators can overload you with data about upgrades. But ask about a network outage and the silence speaks volumes

NEC Lends Microsoft a Hand in SDN
News Analysis | 1/22/2013

The company brings its OpenFlow strategy into a virtual switch, making friends with Microsoft in the process

Verizon's Copper Migration Will Be Slow Going
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2013

Verizon wants 300,000 customers off copper in 2013; can it speed up the process with 4G?

FCC Prods More Cities to Go Big With 1-Gig
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/22/2013

Also: Most pay-TV subs still don't use TV Everywhere services; Blockbuster to close another 300 stores; WOW's got a new CFO

AT&T Faces Backlash Over U-verse Outage
News Analysis | 1/22/2013

Customers vent their fury over major U-verse outage on social media and wonder why AT&T appears unconcerned that they have no Internet access, TV service or phone connection

Euronews: Ericsson Buy Beefs Up Services Offer
News Analysis | 1/22/2013

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson to buy France's Devoteam; Telefónica gets Smart M2M; Comverse cuts jobs

Android's Chinese Challengers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/22/2013

Some major Android brands face serious competition from hungry Chinese rivals, reckons Ciqual, and we're not talking about Huawei and ZTE…

Huawei Expects 10%+ Growth in 2013
News Analysis | 1/21/2013

Chinese vendor unveils more detailed 2012 numbers and sales guidance for this year

Euronews: NSN Looks to Raise €700M
News Analysis | 1/21/2013

Also in today's roundup: Telefónica cuts Czech jobs; Firefox phones move closer; Nokia launches 'print-your-own'

CDNs Can Still Go Virtual, OnApp Says
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/18/2013

The build-it-yourself CDN hasn't taken off before, but cloud-software provider OnApp thinks it knows why.

Is This a Turning Point?
EuroBlog | 1/18/2013

France Telecom suggests it will be compensated by Google for Web giant's traffic volumes

100G Land Grab Is Well Underway
News Analysis | 1/18/2013

Ciena has been the most vocal about its 100G wins lately, but Alcatel-Lucent might have something to say about that

Bango's Influence Just Got Bigger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2013

Direct-to-bill payments platform specialist is one to watch

Closing the Door on Motorola Home
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/18/2013

Motorola Home is now considered 'discounted operations' – in the eyes of Google's accountants, anyway

Netflix: We're Not Seeking Special Treatment
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/18/2013

Also: NCTA prez says usage-based pricing keeps broadband costs in check; SCTE calls off 2013 Canadian Summit; Comcast X1 simplifies the remote

AT&T Warns of $10B Hit
News Analysis | 1/18/2013

Pension charges, Superstorm Sandy and smartphone subsidies drag down AT&T's fourth-quarter financials by about $10 billion

Euronews: Ex-Nokia Chief Resurfaces
News Analysis | 1/18/2013

In today's EMEA roundup: The return of Olli; Telenor backhauls with Huawei; Google finds new UK HQ; Free stays single

Comcast Gets 400G-Ready
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/17/2013

Comcast has upgraded most of its fiber backbone to 100G, and is using some software-upgradable interfaces from Ciena to blaze a future push to 400G

Sprint Teases 28 LTE Markets Coming 'Soon'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2013

Sprint promises 28 new LTE markets 'coming soon' as it approaches 67 towns and cities with the new 4G

Capacity Matters in APAC
News Analysis | 1/17/2013

As one operator deploys 100Gbit/s, NEC trials a 1Tbit/s superchannel

Ex-Bresnan Brass Buy Back Into Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/17/2013

Also: Blockbuster UK goes bankrupt; LOVEFiLM gets it on with NBCU; Suddenlink appoints commercial services president

Vendors Get a Piece of eAccess
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2013

Mobile player eAccess has an interesting set of new stakeholders…

Euronews: AT&T Seeks European M&A
News Analysis | 1/17/2013

Could KPN and/or EE be in AT&T's sights? Also: Nokia outsources staff; Orange broadens its Horizons

TW Cable Slams Netflix's 'Super HD' Policy
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/17/2013

TWC says Netflix is 'seeking unprecedented preferential treatment from ISPs' by forcing them to join Open Connect in order to gain access to its highest-quality streams

Cisco Goes on Offense With SDN
News Analysis | 1/16/2013

Executives described more details of Cisco's SDN strategy, positioning the company on the offense in a plan to simplify IT

4G Gets Small in the USA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2013

C-Spire plots three more 4G markets as NSN reveals an LTE contract win with U.S. Cellular

Intune Waxes Lyrical Over Metro SDN
News Analysis | 1/16/2013

Irish packet-optical vendor says its platform development strategy means it's all set for wide area software-defined networking (SDN) architectures

Colt Spurs Femto-as-a-Service Offer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2013

Is Colt's new service model a FaaS-track for femtocells?

Arris CEO: Cable Operators Urged Moto Home Buy
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/16/2013

Also: Comcast might speed up rest of NBCU buy; US cable TV homes takes a dip; Cox lights up $250-million startup incubator

Alcatel-Lucent Wins $1B Deal in India
News Analysis | 1/16/2013

Major managed services deal covering fixed and wireless networks

Streaming Startup Tackles 'Netflix Problem'
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/16/2013

With a Disney deal in tow, upLynk pitches a simplified TV Everywhere that stores one format in the cloud and relies on client devices for the heavy lifting

Euronews: AlcaLu Appoints New CTOs
News Analysis | 1/16/2013

Alcatel-Lucent has new tech leaders in Wireline and Wireless divisions; 100G success for Transmode; backhaul in Bulgaria

SDN Draws a Big Crowd
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/15/2013

Massive attendance for our research preview webinar shows that software-defined networking is THE network technology hot button in 2013

1800MHz: A Global 4G Band Emerges?
Jonestown | 1/15/2013

6:00 PM -- 40% of all 4G LTE networks use 1800MHz – good news for global roaming, bad news for the US

Juniper's SDN Will Build Service Chains
News Analysis | 1/15/2013

The company finally articulates an SDN plan, offering a vision of elastically scaling services running in the cloud

5 Challengers to Apple & Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2013

Smartphone OS hopefuls are lining up to challenge Apple and Google in 2013

SPIT Specialist Raises $150M
News Analysis | 1/15/2013

Early in 2013, Service Provider IT (SPIT) firms are proving to be money magnets

Shaw Offloads Assets to Rogers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/15/2013

Shaw calls time on its wireless ambitions; analysis of Comcast's Arris investment; Liberty Global strengthens Euro portfolio; and more

Euronews: Buyers Circle AlcaLu's Subsea Unit
News Analysis | 1/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Orange and Baidu are browser buddies; French watchdog warns against mobile mergers

Comcast to Plow $150M Into Arris
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/15/2013

A deal for 10.6 million shares will give Comcast and Google an equal 7.85% stake in Arris when its $2.35 million acquisition of Motorola Home is closed

Ex-Juniper Exec Now Running Brocade
News Analysis | 1/14/2013

Lloyd Carney has sold companies to Oracle and IBM; maybe he can do something similar for Brocade

Former Nortel Execs Acquitted of Fraud
News Analysis | 1/14/2013

Frank Dunn, Douglas Beatty and Michael Gollogly might not have managed Nortel well, but a judge says they didn't do it fraudulently

Who's on Board With Comcast's Set-Top Kit?
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/14/2013

More than 50 suppliers – set-top vendors, chip makers, app developers, and integration/testing firms – have joined Comcast's expanding lineup of reference design kit licensees

Slideshow: Gadget Madness at CES 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/14/2013

Last week's CES suggests the gadget economy is still strong, even if there was no 'must have' toy for 2013

Telco Analytics Firm Raises $30M
News Analysis | 1/14/2013

With Tier 1 customers already under its belt, Big Data startup Guavus is looking to expand

Anti-Social TV: GetGlue Scraps Viggle Merger
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/14/2013

Also: Ex-Ericsson exec gets Com Hem CTO post; Big Data startup lands big bucks; Liberty's Horizon expands to Switzerland

Where AT&T Might Go With LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/14/2013

AT&T suggests LTE will be an excellent alternative to DSL with rural areas looking like prime candidates for future 4G broadband

iPhone 5 Is Top Euro Data Hog
Wireless Bits | 1/14/2013

9:00 AM Smartphones have bigger mobile data appetites than tablets in Europe

Euronews: Ericsson, Huawei Win Big in Saudi
News Analysis | 1/14/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: France Télécom – Orange details Africa plan; Kroes sets out pan-European stall; BT's smart iPhone app

What Mattered at CES
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2013

Sure, I wasn't even there, but I heard all about multi-screen gateways, bring-your-own-device models, UltraHD and being Netflix-like

Brocade Awarded $60M From Startup A10
News Analysis | 1/11/2013

A judge also orders an injunction against A10's infringing products, but A10 claims it has removed the code in question

Femto Revival Rumblings
Wireless Bits | 1/11/2013

11:20 AM Signs of renewed femtocell momentum raise questions for the public access small-cell market

T-Mobile's 4G Advance: Where LTE Goes After Vegas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/11/2013

T-Mobile will be the first operator to offer LTE-Advanced in the US with a Vegas launch; here's where it might go next with the new 4G

Who's Got the Hots for Google Fiber?
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2013

Also: Tricked-out, Moto-made FiOS TV servers near launch; Liberty's Horizon gateway cracks open more apps; Netflix 'Super HD' demo doesn't impress

Telcos Turn Spotlight on Virtualization
News Analysis | 1/11/2013

Carrier-led Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) group preps first meeting in France, facing a very tough task

Euronews: Ericsson Offloads Mobile Patents
News Analysis | 1/11/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica Digital invests in London startup; Firefox phones are Europe-bound

Comcast's X1 Flies Into Philly
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/11/2013

Comcast brings X1 to its corporate backyard, marking the sixth market to get the IP-capable video platform

Fortinet Acquires CDN Startup
News Analysis | 1/10/2013

The deal for XDN appears to be more about cloud management software and less about creating CDNs

Drop the Fruitcake: It's SDN Time
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2013

Kick off the new year with two online events examining software-defined networking's mission to transform the telecom landscape

Pay-TV Majors Forge CE Links
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/10/2013

Also: Digitalsmiths gets personal with TWC; Aereo CEO makes market share prediction; Comcast braces for whatever Apple's actually doing

Europe Needs Mobile Mavericks
Wireless Bits | 1/10/2013

10:00 AM Independent mobile operators needed to bridge Europe's growing data price divide, finds study

Nokia: Q4 Not as Bad as Expected
News Analysis | 1/10/2013

Better-than-expected performance by devices business and Nokia Siemens Networks in fourth quarter

Alcatel-Lucent Buys Optical Specialist
News Analysis | 1/10/2013

Under the radar, AlcaLu has acquired one of the few remaining independent Wavelength Selective Switch (WSS) vendors

Euronews: French Govt Eyes AlcaLu Subsea Unit
News Analysis | 1/10/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei brings R&D jobs to Ireland; study highlights lack of 'challengers'; Libya cable cut

FCC to Free Spectrum for 'Gigabit Wi-Fi'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2013

FCC wants to open up much more 5GHz spectrum to unclog Wi-Fi networks and enable faster 802.11ac technology, but will the device support be there?

Huawei Signs Up for Comcast's RDK
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/9/2013

With dozens of vendors signing up to work with Comcast's next-gen platform, Huawei decides to get in on the action, too

Cisco's Elfrink Gets $1M Bonus
Craig's A-List | 1/9/2013

11:00 AM That's provided the chief globalisation officer sticks around after his move to the US -- which sounds doable

Sling Media Opens the TiVo Playbook
The Bauminator | 1/9/2013

10:45 AM The place-shifting pioneer might open up a new revenue stream as it gets sue-happy. The strategy worked for TiVo, anyway

Analyst: Dish's Clearwire Bid Has 'Slim Chance'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2013

Also: Verizon eyes broadcast TV via LTE; Google tags NYC with Wi-Fi; Arris stirs in Entropic's MoCA; ActiveVideo activates apps program

Online Liberty Tested in France
EuroBlog | 1/9/2013

10:10 AM French ISP's ad-blocking strategy could be the start of a struggle between network operators and OTT players

Dish Puts In Rival Bid for Clearwire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2013

Dish tries to outbid Sprint with deal to buy a stake of at least 25% of Clearwire alongside a $2.2B offer for a tranche of the operator's 2.6GHz spectrum

AT&T: Getting Dense in the 4G City
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/8/2013

Bulking up 4G in big US cities is plain good sense for AT&T as it shifts 10M smartphones in Q4 2012

Aereo Sets 22-City Expansion
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/8/2013

Aereo also lands a $38M second round as it gears up for the first phase of a nationwide expansion ... if the broadcasters don't kill it first

Netflix Connects With Cablevision
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/8/2013

Also: Dish Sling-loads the Hopper DVR; Entropic, Humax team on Comcast IP-only box; AT&T's home security play; Cox targets second screens

Will Broadcom Go for More Than 1-Gig?
The Bauminator | 1/8/2013

11:00 AM Broadcom exec says we shouldn't rule out the development of a 32-channel Docsis 3.0 chip

Broadcom Matches Intel With 1-Gig D3 Chipset
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/8/2013

Broadcom launches Docsis 3.0 chips for modems and gateways that can bond 24 downstream channels and reach max speeds of about 1 Gbit/s

Euronews: VOD Rises on Verizon Buyout Chat
News Analysis | 1/8/2013

Also in today's roundup: AlcaLu's geomarketing tie-up; Telekom Austria rubs its murky 2013 crystal ball; Brits suffer BYOD security breaches

AT&T's Broadband Bravado
The Philter | 1/7/2013

Execs say AT&T's U-verse locations are heading for 100Mbit/s, with big wireline improvements reaching its other broadband customers, too

Verizon CEO Wants Mobile OS Diversity
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/7/2013

Verizon CEO hopes for "three or four" healthy mobile OS platforms to spur innovation in the marketplace

Cisco's Videoscape Gets a Hand from NDS
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/7/2013

The $5B acquisition contributed big pieces to the latest version of Cisco's multiscreen video platform, unveiled at CES

Comcast All-Service Gateways Go 'Headless'
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/7/2013

Arris and Pace have unleashed versions of the XG5, a Comcast-specified gateway that ships IP services all around the home

Carrier Ethernet Q&A: RAD CEO Dror Bin
Ethernet Exposed | 1/7/2013

1:30 PM Heavy Reading's Stan Hubbard interviews Dror Bin, the president and the CEO of RAD Data Communications

Roku Tunes In TW Cable's Live TV Streams
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/7/2013

Also: Broadcom and Pace team on the Xi3, Dish unleashed second-screen app; Charter & Suddenlink rise in the Netflix ISP rankings

Euronews: Fitch Warns of Tough Year for CSPs
News Analysis | 1/7/2013

In today's roundup: Gloomy revenues and earnings forecast for Western Europe's communications service providers; Telefónica raises eyebrows; SFR's capex; and 4G in Israel

AT&T Keeps Tempting Developers
The Philter | 1/7/2013

9:30 AM As its Developer Summit kicks off in Las Vegas, it's worth looking back at AT&T's network evolution

Comcast's X1 Gets a Multi-Room Partner
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/6/2013

The Broadcom-powered RNG150N will access recorded content from the primary X1 box and support Comcast's new cloud-based user interface

Dude, Where's My Avatar?
News Analysis | 1/4/2013

Yes, you have no bananas

Carrier Ethernet Q&A: MRV’s Vice President of Strategic Marketing
Ethernet Exposed | 1/4/2013

1:30 PM Heavy Reading's Stan Hubbard interviews Zeev Draer, vice president of strategic marketing for MRV's Optical Communications Systems division

STMicro Reveals Its Docsis 3.0 Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/4/2013

But its 16-channel chipsets are already behind Intel's Puma6, which can bond 24 downstream channels and approach 1 Gbit/s

Spare a Dime for Analog?
Craig's A-List | 1/4/2013

4:45 PM Sanjay Jha (formerly) of Motorola sees 4G gold in LTE-Advanced, but getting startups in on the game won't be so easy

Apple Ad Hints at New Chip Process
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/4/2013

Apple is looking for an engineer to work with its partners on 28nm process chips, promising smaller chips for the iPhone and iPad in the future

Dish CEO Still Seeking a Wireless Friend
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/4/2013

Also: LodgeNet swings a bankruptcy deal; Rovi puts video download service up for sale; Arris and Moto notch tech Emmys; EPIX hits the PS3

Can Huawei Change?
AsiaBlog | 1/4/2013

9:30 AM New year message makes all the right noises, but can it deliver on its stated corporate and cultural aspirations?

Euronews: New Year Relief for Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 1/4/2013

Also: Austrian mobile acquisitions finally completed; Swede gets recognition for mobile developments

Huawei Memo Suggests Major 2012 Growth
News Analysis | 1/4/2013

Revenues to exceed $35 billion and profits up by nearly 30 percent, according to internal memo

ECI Pins On Its 100G Badge
News Analysis | 1/3/2013

Israeli vendor says some of its recent deployments are for 100G while it's taking a cautious line on SDN

CommScope Puts Docsis on Its CCAP Roadmap
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/3/2013

CommScope expects to add Docsis capabilities to its CCAP by year-end as it gears up to compete with Cisco and Arris

Broadcom Shields Set-Tops From Hackers
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/3/2013

Also: TW Cable reups with CSG; Sling Media founder sells another startup; Alticast adds video smarts; TW Cable makes a small buy

The Worst Wireless City in the USA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2013

Buffalo was the slowest wireless city in the USA on average in 2012 but things might be looking up in 2013 with 4G LTE upgrades boosting downloads

Euronews: NSN Shrinks Its World
News Analysis | 1/3/2013

Also in today's regional roundup: InterDigital's patent salvo; spectrum costs lead telco to the banks; OSS firm revises 2012 forecast

Intel's OTT Video Plan Hits a Snag
LR Cable News Analysis | 1/2/2013

Also: TW Cable bids for ex-Bresnan systems; Netflix CEO gets a fat raise; FCC OKs airline broadband rules; CSG, Comcast extend their deal

SDN Added to Interop Test
EuroBlog | 1/2/2013

11:00 AM OpenFlow and Path Computation Element (PCE) will be part of EANTC's annual multivendor Carrier Ethernet/MPLS interoperability test

Euronews: NSN Sells Wireless Patents
News Analysis | 1/2/2013

Also in today's first regional roundup of 2013: Ericsson in Egypt; Apple store raid in Paris; Italian broadband plan approved; Iraq IPO

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