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China Mobile Seeks 4G Small-Cell Advantage
News Analysis | 4/23/2013

Operator plans dense 4G LTE TDD coverage, combining macro and micro cells to build a giant wireless Internet access network

Euronews: EE Reveals 4G Uptake
News Analysis | 4/23/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: France Telecom's credit rating down a notch; Polish operator plans layoffs; KPN cancels dividend

California Beaming: White Spaces in Gold County
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2013

ISP in Gold County, California, claims first wide-scale commercial deployment of white-spaces networking technology

Reliance Global Unit Sale Imminent
News Analysis | 4/22/2013

Private equity consortium set to acquire extensive global network and Ethernet services business

Will Merger Offers Slow Sprint's 4G Rollout?
Jonestown | 4/22/2013

Even with the competing Dish & SoftBank merger offers, Sprint really needs to keep focused on deploying 4G LTE as fast as possible

SK Telecom, 4G Trailblazer
AsiaBlog | 4/22/2013

Are you watching, Europe?

Charter Awarded Set-Top Waiver
News Analysis | 4/22/2013

Two-year waiver gives Charter Communications some breathing space

SDN Switches Get a Wave of Support
News Analysis | 4/22/2013

Software vendors and especially chip vendors are hoping to enable the next generation of Ethernet/OpenFlow switches, all in the name of SDN

FiOS Turns the Screw on Cable
News Analysis | 4/22/2013

As the cable sector licks its 2012 wounds, Verizon is improving its FiOS take-up rate in existing fiber markets

Euronews: 4G Roaming Tried & Tested
News Analysis | 4/22/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica and Samsung up to something; mixed results in Saudi Arabia; 4G ignorance is bliss in UK

SDN Still Needs a Gathering Like ONS
Craig's A-List | 4/19/2013

The Open Networking Summit has climbed the hype curve, but the conference should cling to its roots as a techie discussion forum for software-defined networking

Photos: Open Networking Summit 2013
Slide Shows | 4/19/2013

The SDN conference had a growth spurt this year, with bigger keynotes, fancier food and a whole lot more people

Can Wireless Networks Be More Consistently Reliable?
Jonestown | 4/19/2013

After the bombings in Boston, questions are being raised about whether carriers should further harden cellular networks

M&A in the USA
Que Sera Sarah | 4/19/2013

Analysys Mason breaks down the mixed-up state of wireless M&A in the US

Arris Forms New Top Team
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/19/2013

With the acquisition of Motorola Home completed, Arris has unveiled its new management team

Sprint's 4G LTE: To Live & Roam in LA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/19/2013

Sprint confirms 21 new 4G LTE markets up, now has 88 live towns and cities with the new tech online

Euronews: AlcaLu Closes In on Major FTTH Deal
News Analysis | 4/19/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: TeliaSonera sees sales, profits slip; Elisa likewise; Nokia shares slump in wake of Q1 results

China Mobile Terminates Taiwan M&A
AsiaBlog | 4/19/2013

Security concerns scupper China Mobile investment in Taiwanese operator

NSN Maintains Momentum
EuroBlog | 4/18/2013

Keeps itself in profit even though Q1 sales are down

China Mobile Awards 100G Deals
News Analysis | 4/18/2013

Huawei reportedly among the main vendor winners

Big Switch Puts OpenDaylight to the Test
News Analysis | 4/18/2013

How much of a meritocracy is OpenDaylight? Big Switch wants to find out, by submitting some of its proprietary code to the open-source pool

Ethernet Europe: The Wrap!
LRTV Interviews | 4/18/2013

Heavy Reading Senior Analysts Stan Hubbard and Patrick Donegan share their key takeaways from the Ethernet Europe 2013 event in Frankfurt

Verizon: We're No Spectrum Hoarders
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/18/2013

Verizon CFO says that the operator buys spectrum to use it, not to keep it from competitors

The Return of the Prodigal Saunders
News Analysis | 4/18/2013

He's baaaaaaaaack!

Arris Secures Motorola Home
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/18/2013

Arris becomes largest set-top provider in the US as it closes Motorola Home deal with Google

Reedy Returns to Light Reading
Wireless Bits | 4/18/2013

After a few months away, Sarah Reedy is back on the Light Reading team

Verizon Promises Voice-Over-LTE in 2014
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/18/2013

That means 3G CDMA will start disappearing from Verizon 4G LTE devices sometime next year

Euronews: Nokia Devices Still on the Slide
News Analysis | 4/18/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Huawei plans Euro recruitment; single EU telco market plan accelerated; KPN gets a Grip on Tibbr

Talkin' the Low-Down LTE Roaming Blues
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/17/2013

There are currently more questions than answers when it comes to how operators will bill for LTE data roaming

C Spire Crafts Apps-Inspired Data Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/17/2013

Openwave Mobility powers new video and tethering-based pricing plans, joins forces with Sandvine

Provo Next to Get Google's Gig
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/17/2013

Google's 1 Gbit/s fiber service is coming to Provo, Utah as it plans to buy and upgrade a local network

Facebook Tunes In to TV Data
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/17/2013

Social networking giant will provide apps developers with broad range of TV/movies data using the Rovi Video solution

Time Warner Takes TV on the Road
News Analysis | 4/17/2013

Time Warner Cable and Cablevision both proceed apace with their TV Everywhere developments

The Long Hello: Sprint's LTE Hunt in LA
Jonestown | 4/17/2013

Sprint encourages users to hunt for signals from its new network in the City of Angels

Ethernet Europe: The People's Choice
LRTV Documentaries | 4/17/2013

At the Ethernet Europe 2013 show in Frankfurt, we asked attendees what topics attracted them to the event and where they see the market going

Ethernet's Emerging Service Trend
EuroBlog | 4/17/2013

There's a lot of excitement among Carrier Ethernet service providers around the potential for bandwidth-on-demand offerings

Euronews: EC Pushes for Huawei/ZTE Probe
News Analysis | 4/17/2013

This despite vendors' reluctance to put their heads above the parapet. In other EMEA news: Interoute deploys Infinera's super-channels; Telkom coughs up; Ziggo revenues flat

Dish-Sprint Marriage Could Breed Mobile Video
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2013

It's about the bundle in the near term, but Sprint and Dish could build a powerful mobile video service

What OpenDaylight Really Wants to Do
Craig's A-List | 4/16/2013

The coalition's chairman says all these companies plan to further the SDN cause and don't have a 'nefarious' angle

Ethernet Europe: Top 10 Takeaways
News Analysis | 4/16/2013

Some key news, views and developments you should know about from this year's Ethernet Europe event in Frankfurt

One Problem With NFV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/16/2013

Operators want NFV to dramatically lower costs, but that's a tough proposition – maybe even an existential threat – for many vendors

What Big-Vendor Attention Means for SDN
News Analysis | 4/16/2013

Now that the major players such as Cisco are full-blown SDN fanatics, what happens to the technology? And is vendor lock-in a danger?

Clear QAM Fades to Black
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2013

Some major cable companies are now encrypting basic digital cable signals following the FCC lifting a ban last year

Ethernet a Go-Go
EuroBlog | 4/16/2013

Ethernet Europe is in full swing in Frankfurt – find out what's hot

Euronews: AlcaLu, Telefónica Go 100G & Beyond
News Analysis | 4/16/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone jobs go in Germany; Deutsche Telekom tweaks tariffs; Ofcom's take on 5G

App Development for Dummies (and Journalists)
Que Sera Sarah | 4/16/2013

There's a subtle difference, you know. A mobile-app startup opens its online platform to all, turning anyone and everyone into an app developer

Report: Verizon Bidding on Clearwire Spectrum
LR Mobile Rumors | 4/15/2013

The WSJ says Verizon wants to lease 2.6GHz spectrum from Clearwire for up to $1.5B

Sequester Could Sock Verizon & AT&T
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2013

They're the top-ranked telecoms suppliers to the US government, so they could have the most to lose in the sequester

Altera Buys T-Pack From AppliedMicro
News Analysis | 4/15/2013

In an unusual little handoff, AppliedMicro is sending its OTN subsidiary to an FPGA team

Dish's Sprint Play: Broadband Everywhere
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2013

Enabling TV, video, broadband and wireless on one bill is the logic behind $25.5B Sprint merger bid, Dish CEO says

Comcast Preps Commercial Trials for IPv6
News Analysis | 4/15/2013

The cable giant is ready to have some consumers try their hands at IPv6

Liberty Global Gets Go-Ahead for Virgin Takeover
News Analysis | 4/15/2013

John C. Malone can now claim to have the largest cable operation in the world

ZTE Crunches 100G Costs
News Analysis | 4/15/2013

Chinese vendor develops in-house components to help drive down cost of 100Gbit/s transport systems

Dish Bids $25.5B for Sprint
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2013

Dish puts in a bid for Sprint to try to head off the SoftBank merger

Euronews: Huawei Powers Wind's 4G
News Analysis | 4/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: MTS launches femtocell services; KT backs off from Maroc Telecom; UK spectrum auction probe

Sprint's Big City 4G LTE Gets Closer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2013

Sprint is finally expanding its 4G LTE footprint into more big cities in the US

Surveying the State of SDN
LRTV Interviews | 4/12/2013

What happens now that big vendors have caught on to software-defined networking? Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Networking Foundation, gives us his thoughts about the new landscape

Heins Cries Foul Over BlackBerry Stomping
News Analysis | 4/12/2013

Reports of zealous Z10 returns are 'false and misleading,' BlackBerry says, and it's taking the matter to the feds

Texting Goes to the Cloud
News Analysis | 4/12/2013

Operators are joining OTT vendors in decoupling texting from the smartphone

Arris Cleared for Moto Home Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/12/2013

DoJ approves Arris's game-changing acquisition of Motorola Home business from Google

Alvarion CEO Quits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/12/2013

Turmoil continues at wireless broadband equipment vendor

Euronews: Research Network Finds the Fast Lane
News Analysis | 4/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom's improved offer for MetroPCS finds favor; Telefónica and KPN look at sharing German networks

Mobile Security Market Wobbles
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2013

Profit warnings from Fortinet and F5 Networks could be indicative of increased competition and US government spending cuts in mobile security

Running Down RAN Costs
EuroBlog | 4/11/2013

Sometimes the simple ideas are the best

'Free' TV Model Under Threat
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2013

The Aereo dispute could be the catalyst that results in the end of 'free' TV

Avago Buying CyOptics for 40G/100G
News Analysis | 4/11/2013

A startup from Light Reading's early days finds a home after 13 years and a whole lot of fundraising

Adara Claims SDN First
News Analysis | 4/11/2013

SDN specialist throws down open-source controller gauntlet

Does Xbox Have a UI for Cable?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2013

There's talk of a user interface for set-top boxes in a new version of Microsoft's games console

Mobile Gets $421.8M in March Funding
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2013

Mobile music, messaging, monitoring and health apps are favored by VCs in March

Euronews: DT Improves MetroPCS Offer
News Analysis | 4/11/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu powers DE-CIX Apollon Ethernet platform; KPN share sale gets green light; Ciena's new EMEA man

SDN Nirvana Still a Distant Dream (Part 1)
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/10/2013

Some key bottlenecks need to be resolved for SDN to be successful, so it remains more pipe dream than reality today

OpenFlow Group Refines Its Role in SDN
News Analysis | 4/10/2013

The Open Networking Foundation's executive director explains his group's plans for OpenFlow and SDN in the coming year, and how the ONF relates to OpenDaylight

Cox Cuts Its Carbon Emissions
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2013

Cable operator boasts improvements in energy efficiency at SCTE Forum

BlackBerry's Q10 Sees the Return of the Keyboard
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2013

BlackBerry's second BB10 phone gets a keyboard but no US launch date yet

AT&T's 4G LTE Summer Splurge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2013

AT&T launches six new LTE markets and plots 77 new towns and cities for summer 4G updates

Adobe Primetime Debuts With Comcast, NBC Sports
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2013

There's TV almost everywhere as Adobe customers intro some of its Primetime multi-screen technologies

EE Gets Smart With Its LTE Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2013

'Catch us if you can!' says the UK's only 4G operator as it re-farms its 1800MHz spectrum to double its average LTE speeds

Euronews: Samsung Scores Irish 4G Deal
News Analysis | 4/10/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Colt targets SMEs; Deutsche Telekom gets VDSL2 green light; France Télécom boss in tax huff

Huawei Pins US 'Hero' Hopes on Jonas Brothers
Jonestown | 4/9/2013

Huawei is trying to get down with the kids by sponsoring a Jonas Brothers tour in the US. Yes, really!

Austin Gets Google's Next Fiber Gig
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2013

Google is taking its fiber broadband service to Texas – yeehaw!

Aereo Standoff Could Force Fox Behind Paywall
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2013

News Corp CEO says that Fox Network could go to a subscription model if Aereo continues to retransmit its shows in NYC

Huawei Trumps AlcaLu in 4G Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2013

Telecom NZ ignores incumbent Alcatel-Lucent in favor of Huawei for its LTE rollout, citing technical superiority

Euronews: ADVA Lands 100G Deal in Germany
News Analysis | 4/9/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia and friends fight Android 'Trojan horse'; AlcaLu does vectoring in Tunisia; Vodafone goes with OpenCloud

Reliance Revamps Its Telco Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2013

India's Reliance Communications has struck a key partnership and is set to offload a major asset as it revamps its portfolio

Optimizing the Mobile Video Startup Space
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/8/2013

Mobile video optimization is attracting interest as startups help operators tackle their biggest challenge

Small Cells: Who's Buying?
Jonestown | 4/8/2013

Vendors still aren't seeing the money in the long, slow slog to deploying 3G and 4G small cells

WhatsApps' $1B Message
Jonestown | 4/8/2013

Google could be buying a company that operators hate with its rumored $1B deal for WhatsApp

3GPP Stands Firm on LTE-Advanced
News Analysis | 4/8/2013

Don't let marketing trickery sway you – the 3GPP defines LTE-Advanced as Release 10 onwards

Hulu Attracts $500M Bid
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2013

Former News Corp. president who helped to launch Hulu lowballs a bid for the online video service

Huawei Expects Relentless Growth
News Analysis | 4/8/2013

Global economic slowdown? That doesn't feature in Huawei's crystal ball

Ericsson Buys Microsoft's IPTV Unit
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2013

Ericsson bolsters its video/IPTV capabilities with purchase of Microsoft's Mediaroom business in a deal valued at more than $100 million

Euronews: Ericsson Accentuates the Positive
News Analysis | 4/8/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica borrows BlackBerry money; Tele2 goes shopping; Nokia heads down Catwalk

OTT Charges: The China Syndrome
News Analysis | 4/8/2013

The fate of China's popular WeChat app will set the tone of the debate swirling around OTT service charges.

Cardless Conditional Access Systems on the Rise
News Analysis | 4/5/2013

Cardless content security options are growing for cable operators, according to new research from ABI

Euronews: Vodafone Thinks Bundles
News Analysis | 4/5/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia considers mobile M&A; Nokia closes Shanghai store; UK trial finds 4G TV interference not too bad

Mobile Video Goes on the Road
News Analysis | 4/4/2013

In-vehicle video is taking off, but quality requirements are causing some carmakers to consider Ethernet

Facebook Phone: It's an App, Stupid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2013

Zuckerberg & Co. attempt to drive more revenue with an Android phone that's one big Facebook app in your pocket

Two Stray Thoughts About Cisco & SDN
News Analysis | 4/4/2013

From the Ethernet Technology Summit, a couple of different ways to view how Cisco relates to SDN

Photos: A Cloud Connect Fly-By
Slide Shows | 4/4/2013

A bird's-eye view of the goings-on at the Silicon Valley cloud fest

AT&T Has LTE Small Cells 'in the Lab'
News Analysis | 4/4/2013

AT&T's HSPA+ metrocells are getting ready for nationwide prime time, with the operator testing combo LTE/3G & Wi-Fi units in the lab

TWC Bids on NC's Next-Gen Network
News Analysis | 4/4/2013

TWC wants in on bid to turn NC's Research Triangle into a gigabit community

Might NSN Become NNN?
EuroBlog | 4/4/2013

The next few months will likely see some changes in ownership structure at Nokia Siemens Networks

Euronews: FT Gets Its Flotation Ducks in a Row
News Analysis | 4/4/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: FT pushes on with LTE rollout; Google gets creative with white spaces; new boss for SFR

Why the IEEE Picked 400G Over Terabit
News Analysis | 4/4/2013

It's a tough decision unless you start considering pesky details such as cost

Cisco: Ubiquisys Smoothes the Small Cell Path
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2013

Combining Wi-Fi and 3G, easing deployment with software smarts and a path to LTE were key deciding factors in Cisco's Ubiquisys buy

AT&T Expands to 175 4G LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2013

Another 14 LTE markets join the AT&T roster

Aereo: Suited Up to Disrupt Pay TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2013

The Web TV startup is making waves in the pay-TV industry, and its latest court victory gives it the legal precedence to disrupt the pay-TV model we've all come to know and tolerate

Alcatel-Lucent CTO States the Case for NFV
News Analysis | 4/3/2013

Sort of. NFV itself might be just about 'pointing to standards,' but the virtualization underlying it is crucial to telecom's future, Marcus Weldon argues

Cisco Buying Ubiquisys for $310M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2013

Cisco to buy Ubiquisys – not femto partner ip.access – for 3G & 4G LTE small cell portfolio

Euronews: VOD Slips Back After Verizon Denial
News Analysis | 4/3/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: European agencies gun for Google; Bahrain halts LTE auction; Swisscom on a 4G roll

4G LTE Capex to Decline Through 2014
Jonestown | 4/2/2013

As 4G needs shift from sheer coverage to capacity and performance, could we see optimization software emerge as a key area of spending?

What's Next for SDM?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/2/2013

Despite some documented technological setbacks, subscriber data management still offers numerous benefits for operators, including more effective data management

Cogeco Adds to Rovi's Roster
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2013

Program guide app specialist Rovi boasts success in Canada

AT&T Amplifies Its 4G Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2013

Carrier plans to support HD voice later this year as part of its VoLTE rollout

ACA Worries FCC Will Subsidize Cable Competitors
News Analysis | 4/2/2013

The cable industry doesn't like a proposed tweak to the definition of 'unserved' regions

Alcatel-Lucent Spins Up Its SDN
News Analysis | 4/2/2013

Spin-in Nuage Networks thinks it's outdone Nicira with an SDN product that focuses on Layer 3 and with intentions to scale beyond the data center

Euronews: Yoigo Sale a No-Go for TeliaSonera
News Analysis | 4/2/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tele2 sells Russian unit; FT outsources African towers; Vodafone gets the hump in India

NTT Picks Radical Compass-EOS Router
News Analysis | 4/2/2013

The core-router hopeful has found a big-name friend. That's further than a lot of router startups get

Cisco Sees Daylight for SDN
Craig's A-List | 4/1/2013

Big vendors are reportedly banding together to unify SDN's approach but is it more about steering the conversation?

Consumer Reports Says Consumers Like to Bundle
News Analysis | 4/1/2013

Turns out those triple-play packages really do work, as Verizon and AT&T are no doubt happy to find out

Aereo Mulling Carrier Deals?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2013

TV startup Aereo is now reportedly mulling deals with carriers

MetroPCS Urges Shareholders to Vote for T-Mobile Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2013

MetroPCS urges shareholders to approve its T-Mobile merger as major representive firms advise against it

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