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Vivendi Wants Zain's African Assets
News Analysis | 7/10/2009

French telecom and media giant is in talks to buy Zain's extensive African telecom operations in a deal believed to be worth around $12B

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 7/10/2009

11:15 AM What's WiMax Worth to Comcast?

Cisco Lags DPI Rivals
News Analysis | 7/10/2009

Cisco's gear performed well in an EANTC peer-to-peer traffic test, but ipoque and Procera can outdo Cisco in a rather obvious way

Evolving Packet-Optical Transport
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/10/2009

A sneak preview of the topics we'll tackle at the upcoming Packet-Optical Transport Evolution virtual tradeshow

JDSU Deal Addresses Finisar's Debt
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

A looming 2010 payment would get a little easier with the sell-off of Finisar's test division

Verizon Says No to Managed Services
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

The 'Can you hear me now?' carrier isn't going to follow its rival's outsourcing lead

Concurrent, Clearleap Announce Web TV Partnership
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Through the partnership, they will be able to distribute and provide metrics for Web TV campaigns

Best Buy, TiVo Team Up
Contentinople | 7/9/2009

5:00 PM But what's really behind the partnership?

Ericsson, Sprint in $5B Managed Services Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

A major US wireless operator is handing over day-to-day management of network operations to a services partner

Indonesian Operator Soars With FWA
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Bakrie Telecom has grown rapidly in the fixed wireless access market, and now has its heart set on an acquisition

BT Ramps Its FTTx Plans
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

BT launches fiber-to-the-cabinet services, brings forward its next-gen broadband rollout plans, and preps more fiber-to-the-home lines

Faith, Hope & GPON
EuroBlog | 7/9/2009

3:00 PM ETSI plugfested GPON, and saw that it was good

Ericsson Bags $5B Deal
EuroBlog | 7/9/2009

12:30 PM Managed services deal with Sprint is a whopper

JDSU Buys Finisar's Test Biz
News Analysis | 7/9/2009

JDSU beefs up its test tools division with the acquisition of Finisar's SAN analysis products business for $40 million

Openwave Gets In Giere
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Former Alcatel-Lucent chief marketing officer shows up at Openwave as senior VP of products and marketing

Moto Finishes FTTN Fare
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/9/2009

CTDI takes over the product line that was once the crown jewel of Next Level Communications

Google's Chrome Contender
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2009

Google announces a second operating system, this time aimed at netbooks and, eventually, larger PCs

The LR Cosmos: Champions at Last
The Philter | 7/8/2009

4:50 PM Light Reading's soccer team brings home the single most important trophy in New York-area, non-professional, adult-league, after-work, sports

Cisco's Eos Takes Aim at Internet Media Management
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

With Eos software and services, the router vendor looks to save media companies from Google by having them host everything with Cisco

MJ's Memorial on the Web
Contentinople | 7/8/2009

3:50 PM The service attracted huge traffic online, as fans mourned the superstar

Telecom M&A Deals Hit $88.3B in H1
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

Announced telecom mergers and acquisitions in the first half of 2009 totaled $88.3 billion in value, down 53% year-on-year

O2 Germany Turns On DPI
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2009

As O2 Germany completes 3G network upgrade to 7.2 Mbit/s, the operator launches Deep Packet Inspection to monitor customer data usage

Airvana Wins Major Sprint Femto Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2009

Airvana has won the contract to supply Sprint's 3G femtocells, the first big 3G femto deal in the US

Hooper's Ascent Continues at Cisco
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

The head of Cisco's consumer division gets the high-profile job of chief strategy officer

In Praise of Barbarians
Cable Guy | 7/8/2009

NOON Vince Groff isn't fretting about the threat posed by over-the-top and mobile video

Ancient Foes Unite
Monkey Bidness | 7/8/2009

11:05 AM Sorry, we don't do tolerance

New York's MTA Eyes WiFi on Trains
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2009

NYC transport authority is looking into the prospect of deploying free WiFi on some overland commuter trains

Poor Phorm
EuroBlog | 7/8/2009

9:50 AM More bad news for the targeted advertising specialist

Infineon Sells Its Wireline Business
News Analysis | 7/8/2009

German chip giant sells its DSL and VOIP business to private equity firm for €250 million, but holds on to its wireless chips unit

APAC M&A Update
AsiaBlog | 7/8/2009

9:00 AM Malaysia's Axiata linked to $500 million bid

Clearwire to Launch in Vegas on 21st
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

What happens on WiMax stays on WiMax, with Clear going commercial in Vegas

Cisco's Way of Four
Craig's A-List | 7/7/2009

5:20 PM Another view of the company's long-term ambitions

Small Wireless Firms Get Set for Recovery Funds
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

Digital Bridges, TowerStream, and ERF Wireless consider bids on broadband stimulus money, while the big cellcos remain 'undecided'

Is Short-Form Video Still In?
Contentinople | 7/7/2009

4:15 PM Metacafe says so, despite the growing popularity of longer video

$7B Target for India's 3G Auctions
News Analysis | 7/7/2009

India's government sets $7 billion revenue target for the country's 3G auction and looks to telecommunications to provide $10 billion in its annual budget

Acme's Euro IMS Duo
EuroBlog | 7/7/2009

3:35 PM Session controller vendor scores a double whammy in Yoorup

New Specs Deepen LTE Voice Dilemma
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

VoLGA Forum unveils new specs to tackle the thorny issue of delivering circuit-switched voice and messaging services over LTE

DoCoMo to Upgrade Its Femtos
News Analysis | 7/7/2009

Japan's NTT DoCoMo introduces new high-speed femtocells to offload mobile traffic in home zones

Femto Foto Ops
Wireless Bits | 7/7/2009

10:35 AM Check out our femto fotos

DoCoMo Starts Afresh for LTE Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2009

DoCoMo's vendor choices show it's building a new backhaul network for LTE, one that could be shared with next-gen fixed broadband

Aepona Acquisition Adds Telco 2.0 $marts
News Analysis | 7/7/2009

SDP player Aepona acquires payments and settlements system vendor Valista, a move that'll help meet carriers' needs, says analyst

Tellabs to Cut 150 More
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

Tellabs resizes in a market where mid-sized is the wrong size

Report: A Telecom Antitrust Inquiry?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/6/2009

News report says the DoJ has opened in inquiry into – gasp! – the possibility of anticompetitive practices in the telecom industry

The Bear Gets a Checkbook
Craig's A-List | 7/6/2009

4:35 PM Everyone's abuzz about Andreessen Horowitz

China Mobile to Retain Revenues Crown
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

China Mobile will continue to dominate its domestic telecom market for the next five years, according to Pyramid Research report

Disney Adds Shows to Hulu
Contentinople | 7/6/2009

3:20 PM Very, very slooooowwwwly...

Former Cisco VP Volpi Becomes VC
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

Mike Volpi is now partner at Index Ventures

Miracle Michael
Monkey Bidness | 7/6/2009

11:20 AM It starts

Nortel Creditor Preps Rescue Plan
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

Media reports suggest private equity firm is in talks with other Nortel creditors about a bid for all of the bankrupt vendor's assets

BT Drops Targeted Ad Plans
News Analysis | 7/6/2009

BT mothballs plans to deploy targeted advertising technology from controversial vendor Phorm but could reignite its interest later

BT's Holiday Plans
EuroBlog | 7/6/2009

7:30 AM BT staff offered extended vacation with pay cut

Pay Buddies by Mobile
AsiaBlog | 7/3/2009

11:00 AM Can NTT DoCoMo set another trend in developed markets?

Time's a Healer for ZTE
AsiaBlog | 7/3/2009

10:00 AM ZTE's back in with Telenor after its ban

T-Mobile UK Update
Wireless Bits | 7/3/2009

9:30 AM Will anyone mention BT as a suitor?

Ericsson Scores GPON Wins in China
News Analysis | 7/3/2009

Swedish vendor boasts GPON traction with major Chinese carriers, and there's a chance of more APAC action for the vendor's FTTH business

GrameenPhone Gets Green Light for IPO
News Analysis | 7/3/2009

A genuine IPO to come from Bangladesh's leading operator as it gets go-ahead for a $65 million offer

Clearwire 'Undecided' on Stimulus Bid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2009

Clearwire says it doesn't need stimulus money to complete its WiMax deployments, but is reviewing the rules for a bid on the broadband billions

Cisco Founder Pushes for DIY Optical Networks
News Analysis | 7/3/2009

Cisco founder Len Bosack sheds new light on his company's DarkStar products and the appeal of DIY enterprise optical networks

Side Effects May Include...
Monkey Bidness | 7/2/2009

3:00 PM Degradation, despair, and death

Adtran Could See a $120M Stimulus
The Philter | 7/2/2009

2:30 PM The Recovery Act could help Adtran recover from this year's initial spending slowdown

Bye-Bye, 'Buy American'
The Philter | 7/2/2009

2:00 PM Buying American would have only complicated an already aggressive plan to extend US broadband networks

WDM-PON Update
EuroBlog | 7/2/2009

1:20 PM LG-Nortel keeps plugging its next-gen access tech

Len Bosack, CEO, XKL LLC
LRTV Soundbites | 7/2/2009

Len Bosack, CEO, XKL LLC

AlcaLu in Line to Win Reliance Deal
News Analysis | 7/2/2009

India's Reliance Communications confirms its partner Alcatel-Lucent as the front runner to manage its fixed network operations

NSN: Alvarion's New WiMax Buddy
News Analysis | 7/2/2009

Industry sources say one of Nokia Siemens Networks's new WiMax partners is specialist vendor Alvarion

Photos: Cisco, Live in San Fran
Slide Shows | 7/2/2009

Cisco's annual customer lovefest comes back to the Bay Area

Housman Takes Reins at Alticast
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/2/2009

Cable veteran leaves Vidiom to be CEO of Alticast's Americas unit as tru2way specialist gears up for a domestic growth spurt

NSN Backs Away From WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2009

Nokia Siemens tells Unstrung it has shifted its R&D focus away from WiMax and into HSPA+ and LTE

Cisco Plays in the Clouds
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

The cloud is nice, but who's going to provide the links between clouds? Any guesses?

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 7/1/2009

5:30 PM A tru2way shrug, a Tom Lookabaugh sighting, cheap WiMax, tuned-out consumers, and a refitted SinglePipe

Defining Broadband
The Philter | 7/1/2009

5:00 PM Less than 1 Mbit/s is less than acceptable

VCs Still Struggling
Contentinople | 7/1/2009

4:30 PM Despite a comeback from IPOs

Rock Star!
Craig's A-List | 7/1/2009

4:00 PM Would you really want to be the next David Bowie?

Ops Left Holding Cash
AsiaBlog | 7/1/2009

3:25 PM Governments keep Telenor and China Mobile waiting for foreign investment approval

Telekom Malaysia Faces WiMax Challenge
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Pyramid Research report casts doubt on rapid takeup of FTTx in Malaysia, looks to WiMax to compete with Telekom Malaysia's DSL

No Penalties for Missing Tru2way Date
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/1/2009

MSOs won't face fines for not having all their headends rigged up for tru2way by the original July 1 deadline

AlcaLu Paints Its MSAN Green
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Alcatel-Lucent turns green as it updates its ISAM multiservice access platform, but is it going too far with some of its claims?

Nortel: Think Big
Craig's A-List | 7/1/2009

11:00 AM Why not take all of Nortel, a private equity firm asks

NSN Reveals Plans for Nortel's LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Nokia Siemens tells Unstrung what it plans to do with Nortel's LTE access assets when the acquisition is complete

Tiscali Takes Next Step to Survival
News Analysis | 7/1/2009

Italian broadband player to raise new capital and renew its domestic focus as the EU clears the sale of its UK triple-play operations

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