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AT&T Could Drop 40% of T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2011

Everyone's expecting concessions in the AT&T/T-Mobile merger. Turns out AT&T was expecting them too

CTIA 2011: Verizon Looks to Stand Out From App Store Crowd
LRTV Interviews | 3/25/2011

V Cast Apps is just one of 180 mobile app stores, but Verizon is looking to stand out through quality and security -- not pure numbers

OS Watch: RIM Embraces Android at Arm's Length
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2011

Android apps will run on the PlayBook, smartphones won't get Honeycomb and iPad growth impresses in this week's OS rundown

TW Cable, Programmers Brace for iPad App Battle
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/25/2011

Elsewhere: Boxee preps iPad app, Georgia eyes satellite TV tax, Comcast advances to the Golden Poo 'Sweet 16,' mobile 3D gets panned

Telcordia: Telecom Needs More Marketing Savvy
News Analysis | 3/25/2011

Service providers have policy management tools to create new services but aren't being creative in using them to boost revenues

Netflix to Wait 90 Days for New Starz Fare
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/25/2011

Netflix forced to make more concessions as streaming giant becomes increasingly competitive with MSOs and premium TV networks

The Cloud Platform Makeover
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/25/2011

A flurry of recent announcements show that telecom service providers are determined to own the cloud services market

CTIA 2011: Leap Looks Ahead to LTE
LRTV Interviews | 3/25/2011

A roaming agreement with LightSquared under its belt, Leap Wireless is plotting its LTE network rollout and 4G devices

Why Telcos Have Their Heads in the Cloud
Research Rewind | 3/25/2011

This week: Cloud computing, MNI, 4G/LTEI, AT&T/T-Mobile winners, an untapped growth opportunity for Iranian operators, SuperCDNs

Euronews: March 25
News Analysis | 3/25/2011

C&W Worldwide issues second profits warning, Portugal Telecom extends its credit line and losers line up for the iPad 2 in today's Euronews

Nortel Sells IPv4 Addresses
News Analysis | 3/24/2011

When you've got to unload 666,624 IPv4 addresses, who can you turn to?

Dream Move for IPTV Firm
EuroBlog | 3/24/2011

3:45 PM IPTV middleware back in the limelight

CTIA 2011: How Mobile Giving Works
LRTV Interviews | 3/24/2011

Jenifer Snyder of The mGive Foundation talks about how mobile giving works, what sets her nonprofit apart and how you can donate to the Red Cross to help Japan

CTIA 2011: Show Floor Photos, Part III
Slide Shows | 3/24/2011

One more walk around the show floor yields some cool application demos at Ericsson, some ZTE handsets and a look at Huawei's booth

CTIA 2011: M2M Picks Up Momentum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2011

As wireless operators rack up partners, M2M is another landscape that could change in a post AT&T/T-Mobile world

Apple Eyes Direct Video Streaming to TVs
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/24/2011

Elsewhere: Netflix offers refunds, Comcast accused of ballot-stuffing in consumer poll, Shaw cuts 500 staffers, and Charter snags some systems

Rumor: TW Cable Talking With LightSquared
LR Cable Rumors | 3/24/2011

With T-Mobile off the table, TW Cable may try to use its AWS spectrum bargaining chip with the startup LTE network wholesaler

CTIA 2011: Genband Pushes Rescue Plan for Aging Switches
TDM Replacement News Analysis | 3/24/2011

Vendor leveraging its ownership of legacy switches to market a plan to transform aging digital COs into next-gen networks

CTIA 2011: Which Apps Hog the Most Data?
Que Sera Sarah | 3/24/2011

8:00 AM SPB's Android dashboard, which tells users what apps are busting their data caps, would be a good fit for a carrier-branded service

Euronews: March 24
News Analysis | 3/24/2011

Telefonica goes nuts for Brazil, TeliaSonera ticks off Turkcell and French regulator sets termination targets in today's EMEA roundup

CTIA 2011: Sprint Bets Big on 3-D 4G
LRTV Interviews | 3/23/2011

Carrier takes it to the third dimension with its new Android-based HTC Evo smartphone and HTC Evo View 4G tablet

CableLabs Peeks at Picocells
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/23/2011

Now in the RFI phase, cable may develop technical specs to help 'harmonize' deployments of small cell technologies

CTIA 2011: Nokia Astounds With New Smartphone
Que Sera Sarah | 3/23/2011

4:55 PM But mainly because the new low-cost, entry-level smartphone is based on Symbian and bound for T-Mobile

Sprint Plans to Fight the AT&T/T-Mobile Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2011

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse claims the big deal 'hurts the wireless industry' and threatens to take his company's concerns to Congress

CTIA 2011: Famously FauxG
Jonestown | 3/23/2011

2:45 PM Dan Hesse says Sprint isn't FauxG. But here's the thing: We're all FauxG now

CTIA 2011: LightSquared Leaps Into Best Buy Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2011

LightSquared CEO promises wholesale LTE network will cover 100M Americans by the end of 2012, unveils Best Buy mobile deal

Netflix Recovers From 'Rare' Technical Glitch
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/23/2011

Elsewhere: Adobes makes its TV Everywhere play, Insight seeks suitors, Cablevision does more with mosaics, and Motorola buys IPTV vendor

Behind the Scenes at CTIA 2011
LRTV Soundbites | 3/23/2011

The making of Dan's LightSquared story

CTIA 2011: Sprint's Google Voice Gamble
Que Sera Sarah | 3/23/2011

12:00 PM Sprint is teaming up with Google to integrate its VoIP service for consumers rather than risk being disintermediated by it

CTIA 2011: Clearwire Updates on LTE
LRTV Interviews | 3/23/2011

Clearwire CTO John Saw says carrier needs more time to understand the capabilities of LTE and doesn't see WiMax 2 trial on the horizon

Sequans Preps $110M IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2011

French WiMax and LTE chipmaker Sequans files plans for an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange

CTIA 2011: Verizon's LTE Train Rolls On to 147 Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2011

Big Red adds 59 new markets to its roster for LTE, bringing its total cities covered to 147 by the end of the year

CTIA 2011: Verizon's LTE Push
LRTV Interviews | 3/23/2011

Verizon this week added 59 new cities to its LTE rollout plans for 2011. VP-Technology Tom Sawanobori talks to Light Reading’s Carol Wilson about the challenges and opportunities of this 4G surge

Charter Cranks Carrier Wholesale Efforts
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/23/2011

MSO charts course for more wholesale Ethernet deals with Tier 1 carriers after unleashing five interconnects, with more in the works

CTIA 2011: NSN Makes Liquid Radio Splash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2011

It's elemental! NSN morphs the radio access network into Liquid Radio

Euronews: March 23
News Analysis | 3/23/2011

BT and TalkTalk head for the High Court, Bahraini operator has its license pulled and an Irish scandal comes to a head in today's roundup

CTIA 2011: Backhaul Bravado
LRTV Interviews | 3/22/2011

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan highlights a new development from Symmetricom and updates us on his bearish case for Ethernet backhaul

CTIA 2011: Merger Mania Obscures Hard News
Jonestown | 3/22/2011

5:40 PM Speculation about the AT&T/T-Mobile tie-up is overshadowing some of the actual news coming out here in Orlando

CTIA 2011: Decoding Distributed Radio Access Networks
LRTV Interviews | 3/22/2011

Heavy Reading's Berge Ayvazian says he's interested in a new distributed radio access architecture for mobile broadband networks

CTIA 2011: Show Floor Photos, Part I
Slide Shows | 3/22/2011

A few quick snapshots to get you geeked up for this week's confab in Orlando

thePlatform Squelches Buyout Rumor
The Bauminator | 3/22/2011

4:35 PM Comcast's video unit says it's not selling to Kit Digital

CTIA 2011: Sparks Fly Over Spectrum Sharing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2011

Ain't gonna happen, say executives from two US operators. Go on, guess which ones

CTIA 2011: AT&T's Donovan Backs Innovation Through Openness
News Analysis | 3/22/2011

AT&T CTO calls for more open networks and interoperability to enable customer-centric service

Finisar Goes Vertical for Tunables
News Analysis | 3/22/2011

As tunable XFPs gain in importance, Finisar makes a $76M deal to take ownership of the tunable laser it's reportedly been using

CTIA 2011: Policy Evolving the 4G Era
LRTV Interviews | 3/22/2011

Graham Finnie looks ahead to tomorrow's 'Policy Management in the 4G Era' conference and comments on the trend of metering broadband

CTIA 2011: Verizon, Sprint CEOs React to AT&T/T-Mobile Combo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2011

Verizon Wireless CEO remained coy about AT&T's plans to acquire T-Mobile, while Sprint's Hesse got in some jabs at CTIA's CEO roundtable

CTIA 2011: Hesse Says Wireless Is 'Wind of Change'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2011

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse kicked off the CTIA show Tuesday by ignoring the AT&T/T-Mobile buyout and talking about how wireless is reshaping the world

CTIA 2011: Xoom Takes On the iPad 2
Que Sera Sarah | 3/22/2011

1:00 PM Android’s tablets put out some pretty compelling specs, but will it be enough to compete with the market-leading iPad?

UK Preps LTE Auction for 2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2011

UK regulator Ofcom moves on what will be the country's biggest spectrum auction and seeks out industry input on the proposals

Showtime Cuts Netflix Down to Size
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/22/2011

Elsewhere: DirecTV beats Canoe on addressable ads, Arris enters the wireless biz, Apple sues Amazon, and Bright House hits a voice milestone

CTIA 2011:T-Mobile's Merger Upside
The Philter | 3/22/2011

11:20 AM T-Mobile seems to win even if the AT&T deal isn't approved. Phil Harvey and Sarah Reedy discuss the blockbuster merger

NetAmerica, Ericsson Offer Rural 4G Alternative
News Analysis | 3/22/2011

An ambitious new initiative aims to link rural wireless spectrum holders to create a national 4G network

CTIA 2011: Wi-Fi Alliance Unites Carriers on Hotspots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2011

The Alliance takes on its biggest challenge yet: convincing wireless operators to join forces to make Wi-Fi seamless and ubiquitous

Euronews: March 22
News Analysis | 3/22/2011

Ofcom starts the UK's 4G countdown, Telekom Austria wants some Serbian action and Liberty Global buys German in today's Euro roundup

Who's Hurt if T-Mobile USA Vanishes?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2011

The removal of one big US wireless carrier would create questions for those suppliers that aren't on AT&T's roster

Cable Could Lose Wireless Bargaining Chip
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2011

AT&T's big buy would prevent cable from hooking up with T-Mobile, but analysts don't expect MSOs to make a drastic move and try to buy Sprint

Cable-ized Picocells Give MSOs Spot at LTE Table
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2011

Cable's LTE service potential remains limited, but a new picocell from BelAir may offer MSOs a way into LTE backhaul revenues

CTIA 2011: Operators Avoid App Syndrome With NFC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2011

The mobile operators are one step ahead on contactless payments – for now. As with app stores, others are hot on their trail

Minerva Adds an OTT Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2011

A sizable win with Malta's incumbent provider gives Minerva some exposure for its new service combining IPTV and over-the-top video

Liberty Global Scoops Up KBW for $4.5B
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2011

Cable magnate John Malone has struck a deal that could turn the German cable market into a duopoly to challenge DT

Broadcom Buys Into Microwave Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2011

The $313M offer for Provigent shows just how cool (or hot) microwave backhaul has become

Vodafone Shares Rise on AT&T/T-Mobile Deal
Wireless Bits | 3/21/2011

1:05 PM Good news ripple-effect from M&A action in the US reaches Vodafone across The Pond

Charter Connects With CENX & Equinix
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2011

Elsewhere: Liberty Global zeroes in on Germany's KBW, Verizon adds ESPN 3D, and another vendor reaches a key Docsis 3.0 shipment milestone

What's Holding Back the SuperCDNs?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/21/2011

Service providers are in a position to create a new and better content delivery network model, but haven't seized the opportunity

AT&T/T-Mobile: Riddled With Regulatory Risk
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2011

Regulatory hurdles are the biggest concerns as industry and financial analysts weigh in on AT&T's $39B bid for T-Mobile USA

ZTE Partners for EPON TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2011

ZTE and BroadLogic hook up on an EPON-to-QAM video conversion device for MSOs that has potential in the US as well as China

Verizon Endorses Ethernet Exchange Model
News Analysis | 3/21/2011

Public announcement of expansion marks first endorsement of CENX and Ethernet exchange model by Verizon

Euronews: March 21
News Analysis | 3/21/2011

Deutsche Telekom investors go wild, Etisalat abandons Zain deal and C&W Worldwide is on the (smart) grid in today's EMEA roundup

DT's Shares Rocket on AT&T Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2011

The agreement to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T for $39B has given Deutsche Telekom's stock a near 13% boost in early trading Monday

CTIA 2011: Operators Tread Lightly With Opt-In Ads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2011

Mobile ads, especially those that are based on location, will only work if they are fully opt-in and subscriber-controlled

CTIA 2011: Imagining the iPhone 5
Jonestown | 3/21/2011

5:25 AM iPhone 5 will likely get A5 chip and faster 3G, but will it get LTE?

Could AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Mean an HSPA+ iPhone?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2011

T-Mobile customers can't use the iPhone on the operator's 3G network now, but Apple could update for faster 3G and – possibly – AWS radio support in 2011

What Happens to Sprint After AT&T/T-Mobile Merger?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2011

AT&T's plans to buy up T-Mobile leave Sprint vulnerable, but also attractive as an acquisition target for Verizon

AT&T to Buy T-Mobile USA for $39B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2011

Acquisition will cement AT&T's position as the top GSM powerhouse in the US

CTIA 2011: CTIA Gets Its Voice Back
Que Sera Sarah | 3/18/2011

4:10 PM Mobile data is where the action is, but vendors and wireless operators are also focusing on reinvigorating voice calling at CTIA this year

FCC Has Broadband Conditions for CenturyLink-Qwest
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/18/2011

Merger conditions give cable MSOs a bigger and faster telco competitor

Japan Update: NTT Discusses Network Recovery
News Analysis | 3/18/2011

The Japanese carrier has reconnected hundreds of thousands of fixed and mobile lines, but there's still further work to be done

OS Watch: RIM Battles Carriers for Mobile Money
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2011

RIM butts heads with carriers over mobile wallets, while HP's head gets stuck in the clouds and Nokia begins WP7 work in this week's OS happenings

Netflix Privacy Concerns May Spark Lawsuit
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/18/2011

Elsewhere: Cox launches mobile apps, AT&T cracks down on tethering, Cisco pushes Docsis 3.0 limits and SeaChange soars on software in Q4

Can Unlicensed Spectrum Solve Rural Broadband?
News Analysis | 3/18/2011

New technology, now in pilot deployment, uses cognitive radios to bring lower-cost broadband to rural telcos that don't own spectrum

CTIA 2011: 4G & the Need for Spectrum
Jonestown | 3/18/2011

11:15 AM As 4G arrives, the CTIA focuses on the need for more spectrum; could network sharing be a partial answer?

Japan Is Shouting at Operators – Will They Listen?
Research Rewind | 3/18/2011

This week: Telecom after the Japanese earthquake, IPTV's growth spurt, Egypt's unfinished telecom revolution, cable providers get some fiber

Scenes From SXSW Interactive
Slide Shows | 3/18/2011

Austin's annual tech-whatever festival yields plenty of games and goofiness to offset the serious panels and politicking

Euronews: March 18
News Analysis | 3/18/2011

Deutsche Telekom workers are ready to rumble, there's a regional shift in IPTV, and O2 and Vodafone issue a RFP in today's helping of Euronews

Cortina Preps an IPO
News Analysis | 3/18/2011

Got an appetite for unprofitable chip makers?

Vidiom Cuts US Staff
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/17/2011

Sources say unit of ADB that's pitching prepackaged IPTV systems to Tier 2/3 MSOs has laid off its US staff

Planning for 100G & Beyond
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/17/2011

Now that the major work on 100Gbit/s technology is over, the time has come to ask: What's next?

Europe to Lose Its IPTV Crown
EuroBlog | 3/17/2011

3:40 PM Growth in Asia/Pacific will soon make it the largest IPTV region

U-verse Expands But Can't Outgrow Its Critics
News Analysis | 3/17/2011

AT&T touts growth of its IPTV service, even as industry analysts say it's about to be eclipsed

Deja Vu All Over Again
The Bauminator | 3/17/2011

1:20 PM The early popularity of TW Cable's new iPad app took the MSO by surprise, but it probably shouldn't have

Netflix Shopping for Original TV Series
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/17/2011

Elsewhere: TW Cable restores iPad app nets, FCC chair defends cable and wireless over spectrum hoarding charges, MSO profitability shines

Your Car Is Not a Cell Phone
Que Sera Sarah | 3/17/2011

10:45 AM Car Connectivity Consortium forms to innovate on in-vehicle connectivity, but keep your eyes on the road, folks

Cox Wireless Preps for New England Launch
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/17/2011

MSO expected to reveal launch plans for Rhode Island and other markets in the region later this month

Japan Efforts Continue, Impact Assessed
News Analysis | 3/17/2011

The broader communications industry offers assistance and assesses the impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan

Vantrix, Ericsson Tackle Mobile Video
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2011

Mobile video optimization company teams with infrastructure giant to help operators counter the impact of mobile video on their networks

Euronews: March 17
News Analysis | 3/17/2011

VimpelCom finally has Wind, Virgin Media is in da House, Nokia goes driving and Telkom gets a new CEO in today's roundup of EMEA news snippets

100G Watch: Juniper Makes a Deal
News Analysis | 3/17/2011

Opnext and Cortina also have stories to tell in our post-OFC/NFOEC roundup of 100Gbit/s

Does Telecom Have a Crisis Management Plan?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2011

Major service providers should put action plans in place now to help their customers survive the next major disaster

How the iPad 2 Got Slimmer & Trimmer
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2011

Latest teardown reveals the 'weight-loss secrets' of Apple's new tablet, and Richard Simmons isn't to blame

Actelis Moves Into Broadband
News Analysis | 3/16/2011

The Carrier Ethernet company makes an acquisition to try its hand at aiding DSL deployments

Mobile Health Takes Over CTIA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2011

mHealth will be a big focus of next week's show, because it's a huge opportunity for wireless operators and apps developers alike

High Demand Crashes TWC's iPad App
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2011

Elsewhere: Netflix rips AT&T's data caps, NFL lockout could hit DirecTV hard, Dish snares its prey, and Comcast eyes IPG ad-sales growth

Japan Strives to Restore Services
News Analysis | 3/16/2011

Communication recovery is underway in Japan as mobile operators work to restore damaged base stations and service providers cope with power outages

Genband Plays Mobile App Matchmaker
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2011

Genband launches a developer community in an effort to bring together application developers and wireless operators

Cable Project Tries to Jolt VoD Advertising
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2011

Cable networks and tech firms set out to prove the effectiveness of VoD ads, and test how viewers respond when the fast-forward function is disabled

Euronews: March 16
News Analysis | 3/16/2011

Nokia Siemens Networks, France Telecom and YouTube are the star attractions in today's regional newsfest

Consumption Check
The Bauminator | 3/15/2011

3:25 PM My bandwidth consumption remains well below my ISP's ceiling. How's yours looking?

Charter's CTO Resigns
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2011

Marwan Fawaz, who helped the MSO emerge from Chapter 11, is leaving March 25 to 'pursue other opportunities'

Coming to Terms With the NSN/Moto Deal
EuroBlog | 3/15/2011

1:55 PM Market chatter suggests Nokia Siemens is seeking to renegotiate the wireless network assets acquisition

Former FCC Chair Named Top Cable Lobbyist
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2011

Elsewhere: Netflix crushes pay-TV rivals in digital movies, BigBand CTO steps down, and CNN launches TV Everywhere app

Cloud.com Enabling Hybrid Clouds
News Analysis | 3/15/2011

New version of cloud platform embraces interoperabilty among cloud platforms and support for multiple virtual machines

Thunderbolt & Sidekick Saddle Up for 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2011

Verizon launches its first LTE phone as Samsung retools T-Mobile's Sidekick brand for HSPA+

MegaPath Makes Big Bet on Ethernet-over-Copper
SMB Services News Analysis | 3/15/2011

Adtran gear will enable managed network service provider to reach 70% of customers with 20 Mbit/s, but is that enough?

Taking Fiber to the X?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/15/2011

New fiber specs from the SCTE and CableLabs should spur the cable industry's deployment of fiber networks

Euronews: March 15
News Analysis | 3/15/2011

Ofcom cuts termination rates, Transmode reports 2010 and BT's Openreach gets a new boss in today's EMEA telecom news roundup

XO Targets Mid-Market With Cloud Services
SMB Services News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Trailing other SPs into cloud services, XO is determined to differentiate by reaching its core SMB customers first

TWC's iPad App Launches With (Some) Live TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2011

TWC is first US cable operator to bring linear TV to the iPad, but is restricting access to the customer's home and, for now, 30 channels

NEC Has 100G Ready
News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Heavy Reading reports that the Japanese tech behemoth has its 100G ducks in a row

Will Cable Follow AT&T's Lead on Usage Fees?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Analyst says AT&T's decision to combine usage caps with overage fees gives 'air cover' for cable operators to do the same

Data Debunks Cord-Cutting Theories
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Elsewhere: MTV optimizes for iPad, Hulu and YouTube push for originals, Dish ends Lin TV spat, and Franken rallies for net neutrality

MWC 2011 Photo Tour Report Card
EuroBlog | 3/14/2011

12:25 PM All the grades are in for the major vendors -- so who performed the best?

iPad 2: Sales, Costs & Better Games
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Analysts make sales predictions, while developers wonder if the iPad 2 represents the next generation of portable games consoles

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Wrapping Up
Craig's A-List | 3/14/2011

12:05 PM The optical networking sector isn't completely healed, but OFC/NFOEC showed there's still a lot to be excited about

Hesse: The Most Trusted Man in Wireless?
Que Sera Sarah | 3/14/2011

11:35 AM Sprint CEO Dan Hesse returns to TV commercials to explain what unlimited really means

Japan's Comms Still Hampered
News Analysis | 3/14/2011

As vendors look to help, all manner of communications services have been disrupted following Friday's earthquake, with thousands of base stations out of action

Zoove's Short Dialing Codes Go Cross-Carrier
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Startup Zoove locks in all four US Tier 1 operators for a 1-800-esque service for mobile marketing short dialing codes

Nokia: How Microsoft Deal Could Fail
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Nokia reveals all the risks involved in its proposed partnership with Microsoft in its latest filing with the SEC

AT&T to Fit Subs With Broadband Caps
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2011

AT&T to keep bandwidth hogs in check using monthly 150GB and 250GB consumption ceilings while setting the stage for 'overage' charges

App Ecosystem Aided by Beer, Comfy Chairs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Alcatel-Lucent continues its developer charm offensive as it seeks to help carriers play a bigger role in the mobile app conversation

Euronews: March 14
News Analysis | 3/14/2011

Vivendi sniffs around Vodafone's SFR stake, Telecom Italia preps a reshuffle and France Telecom enters Iraq in today's EMEA summary

Samsung-Built Chip Powers iPad 2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2011

Samsung-made A5 in the Apple iPad 2 is smart enough to vary clock speed depending on the application being run, UBM TechInsights reports

TDM Replacement Momentum Continues
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/11/2011

The pace of TDM replacement is gaining critical mass, building on the momentum gained in the last half of 2010

Quake Rattles Japan Telecom
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2011

Mobile and wireline services are spotty in Tokyo, but the undersea cables keeping Japan connected appear to have weathered the disaster

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Bandwidth Goes Flexible, Too
News Analysis | 3/11/2011

The terabit era of optical networks might include options for trading off bandwidth for performance, if carriers are willing

Photos: SCTE Canadian Summit 2011
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2011

Some snaps and caps from our venture north of the border to the Society's third annual confab

Apps Watch: Using Mobile to Connect to Japan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2011

Japan provides earthquake coverage, GetJar declares war on Opera and apps downloads top 8B

The NYC iPad 2 Update
Jonestown | 3/11/2011

12:55 PM Rain may have dampened iPad 2 ardor so far for devotees in the Big Apple

Facebook's 'Game-Changing' Movie Rental Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2011

Elsewhere: Cisco preps Linux-based DVR, TW Cable CEO says usage-based broadband is inevitable, and a mixed review for Comcast's iPad app

Japan Quake Hits Mobile Access
AsiaBlog | 3/11/2011

9:20 AM Mobile access affected in wake of massive earthquake

Google Searches for Answers to Fight Off Upstarts
Research Rewind | 3/11/2011

This week: Google and mobile search wannabes, cable apps, telecom markets in Nigeria and Nicaragua, cheap handsets, and Russia says da to Yota

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Coherent Detection at Oclaro
LRTV Interviews | 3/11/2011

Oclaro expands 40G leadership with third generation coherent solutions

iPad 2: Cable Friend or Foe?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2011

The iPad 2 could be Apple’s secret door into home control, gaming and networking. How will cable operators be able to use it – or fight it?

Euronews: March 11
News Analysis | 3/11/2011

France Telecom, Telefonica, Megafon, an IPO in Germany and a quiet home for the iPad all feature in today's EMEA news roundup

Agile Core by ADVA Optical Networking
Video Resources | 3/11/2011

ADVA Optical Networking CTO Christoph Glingener discusses Agile Core Express technology. Added as a coherent layer to its FSP 3000 platform, the new technology is optimized for 100Gbit/s transmission speed and enables service providers to use optical network resources flexibly and on-demand.

iPad 2: Data Hoggin' Restricted to Wi-Fi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2011

It appears that FaceTime on the iPad 2 remains restricted to Wi-Fi, even as other operators and startups develop video chat for 3G

Clearwire CEO & Senior Execs Resign
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2011

Company says sudden departures won't affect expected resolution of its wholesale pricing dispute with major partner and part-owner, Sprint

Global Crossing Brings IT Staff to the Fore
News Analysis | 3/10/2011

Develops cloud services for customers using same internal IT experts that operate its private cloud services

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Juniper OEMs an ADVA Box
News Analysis | 3/10/2011

There's a little something extra about last week's PTX packet-optical announcement

Etherman Hits Europe
EuroBlog | 3/10/2011

3:05 PM Ethernet Europe is fast approaching, as is decision time for many service providers

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Calient Recruits a Familiar Name
News Analysis | 3/10/2011

He's back in optical networking, but he probably won't be taking Calient public any time before, say, 2013

OFC/NFOEC 2011: ADVA CTO Foresees Flexible Optics
LRTV Interviews | 3/10/2011

What's ahead beyond 100G? ADVA CTO Christoph Glingener explores the possibilities of software-defined optics

Net Neutrality Rules in Jeopardy
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/10/2011

Elsewhere: NCTA's McSlarrow heading to Comcast, Apple TV offers live NBA and MLB games, and Suddenlink locks horns with FiberNet

Ethernet Europe Touts Service Provider Speakers
Ethernet Exposed | 3/10/2011

9:40 AM A record number of 17 service provider experts from 16 operators and exchange players will be speaking at the event

NDS Eyes a Piece of Cisco's Turf
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/10/2011

NDS wades into Videoscape waters with an 'open' API to help MSOs link their services to the over-the-top world and connected CE devices

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Optical Market Watch
LRTV Interviews | 3/10/2011

Morgan Keegan's Simon Leopold breaks down Ciena's game film, gives a realistic view of industry growth and provides some a capex update

Euronews: March 10
News Analysis | 3/10/2011

O2 makes smart-meter move, Samsung goes after disgruntled Nokia folk, and Telecom Italia increases its Argentina stake

OFC/NFOEC 2011: How's the Vibe?
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2011

How does this OFC/NFOEC compare to year's past? We check in with Hitachi's Scott Wilkinson for some trend-spotting and perspective

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Infinera to Add ROADMs, MPLS
News Analysis | 3/9/2011

With everybody else talking about packet-optical equipment and ROADMs, Infinera might as well get in on the fun, too

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Infinera Talks Terabit
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2011

Radha Nagarajan explains the terabit PIC Infinera showed off at OFC and discusses what this means for the company's product plans

CMAP Vs. CESAR: Cable Clash in the Making?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Despite private concerns over key differences, MSOs and vendors are hopeful that two big edge convergence projects stay technically aligned

NSN: We're Still in at LightSquared
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Nokia Siemens says it continues to work with LTE startup LightSquared, following a report that the operator is considering other suppliers

AT&T SVP: We're A-OK Post Verizon iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2011

AT&T's SVP of mobility finance says things are going 'pretty well' and the worst should be over after losing exclusivity of the iPhone

Shaw Pushes a la Carte Programming
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Elsewhere: DirecTV expands streaming video and VoD library, Comcast tests geek-squad service and Bell Canada pitches usage-based broadband

Comcast Connecting to Samsung TVs by Xmas
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Comcast expects to have a stocking stuffer for the CE industry in time for the 2011 holidays, but remains bullish on tru2way

CENX Investors Unveiled
News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Neutral Tandem backer Dixon Doll is the lead backer and chairman of the Ethernet exchange specialist, but other big names are in too

Sprint's Hesse on LightSquared & Clearwire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Sprint CEO doesn't rule out further partnerships for LTE, but says Clearwire and WiMax are an essential part of the operator's 4G strategy whatever happens

Mobile App Store Spat
Wireless Bits | 3/9/2011

10:30 AM Opera hits a sour note with GetJar and gets itself banned from app store

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Life After 100G
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2011

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin talks about what comes next after 100G – and whether it's too soon to talk about Terabit speeds

Zoom, Comcast Settle Cable Modem Spat
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Zoom earlier claimed that Comcast's modem tests flew in the face of the FCC's open Internet policies

OFC/NFOEC 2011: Finisar Drops the Bomb
News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Talk of inventory corrections may be coming true, as the bottom falls out under Finisar's Q4 forecasts

OFC/NFOEC 2011: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 3/9/2011

Scenes from the show floor, the big gear trucks and the sunny south lobby of the LA Convention Center

Euronews: March 9
News Analysis | 3/9/2011

The NSN/Motorola saga takes a turn, French regulator suggests dicing France Telecom, and an app spat breaks out in today's Euro roundup

NSN's Moto Acquisition Delayed – Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2011

Nokia Siemens says its acquisition of Motorola's wireless infrastructure assets will not be completed in Q1 of this year as planned

OFC/NFOEC 2011: 100G Market Growth Ahead
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2011

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin discusses his new 100G equipment forecast and the growth prospects for 40G

OSA 2011: Verizon's 100G Victory
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2011

Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock comments on the progress of 100G in the industry, how bandwidth demand is changing, and what technologies will lead to a lower cost-per-bit

OSA 2011: Optical Oversupply?
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2011

Andrew Schmitt of Infonetics talks about how components oversupply happens and why many top optical companies today are well run

BroadSoft Bubble?
News Analysis | 3/8/2011

IP service platform specialist's stock jumps more than 40%, but could that be the start of a roller coaster?

OSA 2011: Content Kings vs. Service Providers
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2011

Content providers are big users of optical networking equipment, says ACG Research's Even Griliches, and companies like Facebook and Google could soon change how network equipment is designed and built

Facebook Enters Movie Rental Business
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/8/2011

Elsewhere: Cablevision cuts targeted ad deal, Google fuels YouTube original programming, study says Netflix rentals are outpacing cable VOD

CTIA Spoiler Alerts
Que Sera Sarah | 3/8/2011

1:00 PM CTIA is generating buzz for its annual show with smartphone leaks and tablet teases. Here's what else LR Mobile wants to see at the show

OSA 2011: Caching's In at Alcatel-Lucent
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2011

Alcatel-Lucent's Basil Alwan talks about where it makes sense to integrate packet and optical, why routers need caching and how AlcaLu's IP portfolio has changed

The Rise of Cable Apps
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/8/2011

Cable is headed toward a new, starring role on the screens of broadband-connected TVs and computer tablets such as the iPad – as an application

OSA 2011: Alcatel-Lucent's Cloud Games
LRTV Interviews | 3/8/2011

Alcatel-Lucent's Basil Alwan talks about bandwidth challenges, the Netflix effect and why cloud-based gaming is the service to watch

Comcast Courts the Cloud
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/8/2011

Comcast CTO Tony Werner says the speed at which the MSO can develop and deploy apps for the iPad leaves the old set-top world in the dust

Spanish Mobile Challenger Wields DPI
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2011

Yoigo puts deep packet inspection to good use, boasting higher revenues, improved customer experience and a three-week ROI

OSA 2011: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 3/8/2011

As we head over to OFC/NFOEC, enjoy this quick glance back at some scenes from the OSA Executive Forum

OSA 2011: Optical World Faces Hipster Challenge
News Analysis | 3/8/2011

Google and Facebook are starting to influence the design of optical equipment, and that might force a rethinking of some old telecom habits

Euronews: March 8
News Analysis | 3/8/2011

Microsoft throws Nokia a billion, OBS hooks up with iPass, 3 UK targets pre-paid users and ZTE goes Greek in today's EMEA news roundup

A New Ethernet Contender
Craig's A-List | 3/7/2011

6:20 PM Plain old servers handle data centers' computing needs. Now they might move into networking, too

Comcast Explores Network DVRs
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/7/2011

Comcast president is wary of content rights, but says MSO is investigating the network DVR with plans to launch a portable DVR product

Northern Exposure
The Bauminator | 3/7/2011

2:55 PM Comcast's CTO to talk broadband video, AlcaLu to grapple with Juniper and others items of note at this week's cable confab in Toronto

Bad Economy Good for Managed Services Sales
News Analysis | 3/7/2011

New report says managed services growth will continue to outstrip basic service growth by a 2-to-1 margin through 2015

MetroPCS Snares Share From T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2011

MetroPCS is wooing away T-Mobile's post-paid subscribers with its all-inclusive 'Wireless For All' service plans

Frontier May Pull FiOS TV Plug in Oregon
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/7/2011

Elsewhere: Canoe Ventures rows with a new partner, Netflix deal isn't cannibalizing Starz subs, and first job cuts emerge from Comcast-NBCU deal

Ciena Still Having Some MEN Issues
News Analysis | 3/7/2011

As it reports a better-than-expected fiscal Q1, Ciena notes post-MEN acquisition integration issues are still affecting its financials

TW Cable Hails CESAR, Not CMAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/7/2011

Time Warner Cable has started its own chase of a super-dense edge device to help the MSO converge all its services under one roof

CESR Market Hits New Heights in 4Q10
Ethernet Exposed | 3/7/2011

7:45 AM Alcatel-Lucent and ZTE gain share as their very strong performances fuel double-digit sequential growth for global market

Euronews: March 7
News Analysis | 3/7/2011

Sweden's 800MHz spectrum marathon ends, TeliaSonera enables mobile voting, AlcaLu chips away and Inmarsat boosts revenues in today's news roundup

AT&T Beats Verizon on iPhone Speed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2011

Independent tests from Metrico suggest AT&T's version of the iPhone performs twice as well on download and upload speeds as Verizon's

100G Decision Time Looms
News Analysis | 3/7/2011

Even the true believers in 40G optical networks need to have their 100G stories straight by now

RIM CMO Leaves
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2011

Bad news for RIM ahead of PlayBook launch

VoLTE Maintains Momentum
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/4/2011

LTE operators aim to bridge third-party communities with IMS core networks

AT&T Cuts the Cord
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2011

When it comes to accessing content from a new type of U-verse box made by Cisco, anyway...

OS Watch: Android Lets Developers Go Hungry
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2011

Android's unfilled developer promises, Apple's OS updates and BBM's cross-platform ambitions top off this week's OS watch

Russian Ops to Share LTE Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2011

Russia's leading mobile operators are to share an LTE network that's being built by a WiMax operator. Yes, you read that right

Considering QFabric
Craig's A-List | 3/4/2011

12:10 PM Juniper has announced lots of big, ambitious plans lately, but QFabric might be the most significant. Here's why

Suddenlink Slaps Usage Meters on Cable Modems
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2011

Elsewhere: Cablevision taps PC-TV help, NCTA bristles at spectrum 'hoarding' claims, and the FCC proposes its retrans fix

The Bridge to CMAP
The Bauminator | 3/4/2011

10:50 AM Cox's Jeff Finkelstein discusses how the MSO intends to transition to the industry's budding IP convergence platform

Research Rewind: March 4
Research Rewind | 3/4/2011

This week: Multiplatform video, 100Gbit/s transport, IPv6, mobile education, telecom in Singapore and Honduras, policy management

GC Goes 'Network-Centric' for the Cloud
News Analysis | 3/4/2011

Global Crossing is stressing the network-centric nature of its unified comms cloud-service offerings, but it faces stiff competition

iPhone for LTE TDD?
AsiaBlog | 3/4/2011

7:10 AM China Mobile sows the seed – again

Opnext Joins the Tunable XFP Race
News Analysis | 3/4/2011

Say cheese! Opnext hopes its optical shutter will make up for its late entry in the hottest optical module market

Euronews: March 4
News Analysis | 3/4/2011

Russian operators share LTE, Prysmian's revenues grow and Zain's numbers go crazy in today's telecom headlines from the EMEA region

Cable FTTP Goes Standard
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2011

SCTE blesses 'RF over Glass' as a standard, but will there be enough demand for the technology to feed the vendors that support it?

Boomerang Rumor
EuroBlog | 3/3/2011

2:45 PM It's back! AlcaLu to be bought by Huawei!

Cisco Asks for MPLS Unity
News Analysis | 3/3/2011

With an angry ITU group ready to start a second MPLS OAM standard, Cisco makes its case for staying one big happy family

CBS, Turner to Stream March Madness to the iPad
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2011

Elsewhere: ZillionTV liquidated, more bad news for ivi TV, HBO doubles TV Everywhere library, cable ad revenue and modem subs on the rise

Tablet Prep: AT&T & Verizon Shake Up Pricing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2011

AT&T intros a new post-paid pricing scheme for tablets while the end of unlimited draws near for Verizon customers

IPv6 CPE Software: Custom or Off-the-Shelf?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/3/2011

As IPv6-capable CPE starts appearing in many homes in 2011, there will be a mix of bespoke and industry-standard Linux software

Ekinops: Making Overtures to ANDA?
News Analysis | 3/3/2011

Carrier Ethernet M&A update – optical equipment firm Ekinops tipped as ANDA's buyer

WikiLeaks Cable Casts Dim Light on Huawei
News Analysis | 3/3/2011

WikiLeaks has published a US diplomatic cable that is less than complimentary about the past business practices of Huawei in Africa

Dish's Spectrum Chase Hits a Speed Bump
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2011

Charlie Ergen's pursuit of DBSD and its coveted spectrum is back-burnered to make room for rival bids

Carrier Ethernet Access Enters 2011 on a High
Ethernet Exposed | 3/3/2011

10:00 AM The CEAP market is going great guns, with the Ethernet-over-fiber segment especially strong, reveals a Heavy Reading report

Juniper Makes Its Packet-Optical Move
News Analysis | 3/3/2011

It's more packet than optical at the moment, but it suddenly makes Juniper relevant in a core battle that includes AlcaLu and Ciena

Euronews: March 3
News Analysis | 3/3/2011

A new Leif for Ericsson, Lombard leaves France Telecom and Bernabe hangs on at Telecom Italia, possibly, in today's EMEA news roundup

iPad 2: Fast & Skinny But No USB
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2011

The Apple iPad 2 offers a lot of bang for your tablet bucks, but does it have everything?

Suitors Circle LiquidxStream
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2011

ATX Networks said to have pole position on snapping up an edge QAM startup that counts Time Warner Cable among its customers

AT&T & Verizon Fight for iPad 2 Dominance
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2011

As Apple announces that both Verizon and AT&T will be getting the iPad 2, the carriers go into attack-and-defend mode on social media

Apple iPad 2: The Basics
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2011

Steve Jobs helms the launch of the new faster Apple tablet in San Francisco

Apple Live Event as It Happens
Jonestown | 3/2/2011

1:20 PM Unveiling the iPad 2

Survey Says: PlayBook Still in Play
Que Sera Sarah | 3/2/2011

12:15 PM More than half of LR Mobile's reader respondents are waiting on RIM's PlayBook, even with iPad 2 imminent

Charter Presses Usage-Based Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2011

Elsewhere: Clearleap and Pace team up, ivi TV appeals shutdown, FCC member dishes on retrans consent and Google TV prepares to kick apps

Rovi Adds iPad App to Guide Arsenal
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2011

Rovi jumps on the iPad bandwagon with TotalGuide xD, a customizable navigation system for service providers

Euronews: March 2
News Analysis | 3/2/2011

Verizon does 100 GigE, Ofcom bangs on about broadband speeds and Vodafone makes M2M moves in today's roundup of Euro telecom news

Which Carriers Is LightSquared Working With?
Jonestown | 3/1/2011

5:40 PM Work on possible GPS interference issue doesn't seem to be slowing the wholesale LTE startup down

What's Next for Cox Wireless?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2011

Cox's long-term mobile future appears to be in flux amid word that its wireless chief, Stephen Bye, is heading to Sprint

AT&T's Cloud Strategy: Bigger Is Better
News Analysis | 3/1/2011

Managing massive mobile and fixed networks and huge IT resources actually positions telecom giant well for cloud services

Cable Standards Go Global
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 3/1/2011

3:00 PM Cable standards are branching beyond North America following SCTE's recent decision to join the ITU-T

Overture & Hatteras Gang Up on Carrier Ethernet
News Analysis | 3/1/2011

If you have trouble remembering who does what in Carrier Ethernet, things just got a little bit easier

Cox, Moto Test 400Mbit/s Docsis 3.0 Upstream
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2011

Elsewhere: Microsoft uses skin to navigate, Boxee raises cash, and broadcasters accuse Dish and Time Warner Cable of hoarding spectrum

Android Cheat Sheet: How to Beat the iPad 2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2011

Analysts offer 10 ideas Android device makers could use to catch up to Apple in the tablet wars

Sprint's 4G Options in Flux
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2011

Could LightSquared now be on the operator's menu of possible LTE options?

Cable Tech Tidbits
The Bauminator | 3/1/2011

10:50 AM A rundown of news from our cable broadband event, including Comcast's upstream tests, SCTE's OK of RFoG and cable's connection with EPON

Euronews: March 1
News Analysis | 3/1/2011

Motorola sued in Ireland, Vivendi reports a mixed picture and Technicolor stems its losses in today's roundup of Euro headlines

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