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Save by Paying More for the Google Nexus
Jonestown | 4/24/2012

5:35 PM Some users could definitely save money over time by paying more upfront for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Google

Diller Says Aereo Doesn't Sell Content
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Aereo's high-profile investor also tells Congress that ESPN would be 'insane' to bypass MSOs and sell directly to consumers

Apple Earns $11.6B on Q2 iSales
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2012

The Cupertino giant grew its iPhone sales by 88% and iPad sales by 151% in its Q2

Juniper Reports an Upbeat Q1 Early
News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Jumping the gun on the close of the market, Juniper says its Q1 was pretty good, while Q2 could be comparatively flat

Google Unlocks a Nexus Phone (Again)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2012

The Android maker is hoping third time's the charm with direct-to-consumer sales of the Galaxy Nexus

AT&T: Customers 'Love Our 4G Network'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Ma Bell's mobile boss says that users understand and enjoy AT&T's 'blended 4G' approach as monster data revenue growth shows

Smartphone Revolution Helps FON Find Acceptance
LRTV Interviews | 4/24/2012

FON chief operating officer Alex Puregger talks about the shared Wi-Fi network operator's progress, proposition, partnerships and business model and how the smartphone revolution gave it a lease of life and acceptance in the carrier community

Startup Opens Gateways to Wi-Fi Services
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Swedish startup Anyfi Networks offers software that can turn existing residential gateways into Wi-Fi hot spots

BT: From Hot Spots to HetNets
LRTV Interviews | 4/24/2012

Chris Bruce, head of business development at BT Wi-Fi and chair of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), talks about how BT is providing Wi-Fi services to its retail and wholesale customers and how WBA members are trialing integrated mobile/Wi-Fi services

Broadcom Finally Gets to 100G
News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Its relatively quiet network processor division steps up to the level EZchip and Xelerated (now Marvell) reached a while ago

Service Provider Wi-Fi Explained
LRTV Soundbites | 4/24/2012

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown explains what Service Provider Wi-Fi is, the major challenges facing operators and identifies some of the leading players in this space

AT&T's DSL Pain Offset by U-Verse Gains
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Also: Netflix's 2012 streaming challenge; Synacor lands another TV Everywhere deal; Blockbuster HQ to share space with Dish

Mobile Ops Can Learn From Wi-Fi, Cisco Says
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Service provider Wi-Fi rollouts can help mobile ops get to grips with the challenges of small cell deployments, believes Cisco

Data Drives AT&T's $3.6B Q1 Profit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2012

AT&T increases its profit and beats analysts' expectations for Q1, but wireless subscribers fall compared to the same time in 2011

EchoStar Backs Out of Cable Set-Top Biz
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/24/2012

EchoStar cedes the set-top market to Cisco and Motorola as it closes down its set-top business along with Aria, a video platform targeted at Tier 2/3 MSOs UPDATED 11:50 AM

Euronews: Fitch Junks Nokia
News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Nokia slips below investment grade, and it's a first-quarter results frenzy, with ST-Ericsson, ADVA, Etisalat and KPN all playing by numbers

Wi-Fi 'Wild West' Challenges Carriers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2012

For mobile operators, Wi-Fi is like the Wild West, according to Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Gabriel Brown

Can Carriers Improve Wi-Fi?
Wireless Bits | 4/24/2012

4:30 AM There's an opportunity for mobile operators to integrate Wi-Fi into their service offerings and networks, but how will they do it?

Carriers Not Cheering Complex Class of Service
News Analysis | 4/24/2012

Multi-COS at the heart of Carrier Ethernet 2.0, but network operators question its immediate value

The TV Everywhere Tax
The Bauminator | 4/23/2012

5:45 PM Is $20 per month a fair price for access to a Slingbox-in-the-cloud plus network DVR, or is NimbleTV just a tax on TV Everywhere?

Netflix Beats Predictions, But Stock Slips Anyway
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/23/2012

Shares dive more than 15% in after hours as investors fret about Netflix's soft Q2 subscriber forecast

Cisco Talks SDN
LRTV Documentaries | 4/23/2012

What problem is software defined networking even trying to solve? David Ward, from Cisco's CTO office, tells the Open Networking Summit how service providers could approach that question

Sprint's Optimized Mobile Video Strategy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/23/2012

Carrier describes several network tools it is using to reduce mobile video file sizes and keep its unlimited data promise alive

What Cisco Sees in SDN
LRTV Soundbites | 4/23/2012

It's about extracting and exploiting the information that's packed inside the network, says David Ward of Cisco's CTO office

Procera Builds M&A War Chest
News Analysis | 4/23/2012

DPI specialist is raising new capital with acquisitions in mind – but what might it buy?

CTIA: Where 4G Heats Up
Que Sera Sarah | 4/23/2012

It's the year of 4G LTE, and the hardware and software are just as important as the zippier apps

NimbleTV Takes Video Subscriptions Over the Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/23/2012

The startup tests a video streaming/network DVR combo in New York that, it claims, will help MSOs fulfill the promise of TV Everywhere

Netflix Expected to Post Q1 Loss
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/23/2012

Also: TW Cable adds sports to TV streaming app; Comcast, Netflix execs pull down big bucks in 2011; another Cablevision exec departs

Huawei's Margins Squeezed in 2011
News Analysis | 4/23/2012

Revenues are up but profits are down in 2011 for the Chinese giant, which can't quite grab the telecom equipment sales crown from Ericsson

Euronews: More 4G for Russia
News Analysis | 4/23/2012

In Monday's EMEA mash-up: MegaFon starts LTE rollout; Vodafone makes formal offer for C&WW; Calix scores in UK's curly-sausage country

Photos: Ethernet Europe 2012 Part II
Slide Shows | 4/23/2012

See who was movin' and shakin' at the Ethernet Europe event in Munich – and see how much the German city looks like a chocolate box...

How SDN Upsets the Routing 'Rules'
LRTV Soundbites | 4/23/2012

David Ward of Cisco says that to apply software defined networking, you have to throw out some decades-long routing traditions

Vodafone Offers £1B for C&W Worldwide
News Analysis | 4/23/2012

After months of due diligence, Vodafone offers more than £1B for enterprise services and international capacity player C&W Worldwide

Nokia's Big Trouble in China
AsiaBlog | 4/23/2012

10:00 AM China poses a major challenge to Nokia's smartphone ambitions

Tellabs CEO Fighting Cancer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/20/2012

Rob Pullen tells employees and shareholders that he plans to continue working through his treatments

SDN Fever Takes the Valley
Craig's A-List | 4/20/2012

4:25 PM Silicon Valley seems to love software defined networking, and it's big in Japan, but there's still a long way to go

Startup Pitches Android Set-Tops to MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/20/2012

White-label Android-powered set-tops are among the devices Dyyno has assembled in its TV Everywhere arsenal for cable operators

Cox & Comcast's Contrasting Cell Tower Plans
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/20/2012

Also: 'Free' VoD market could be worth $1 billion; Hulu tees up more Web TV originals; WalMart's disc-to-digital program gets high marks

Spirent Splashes $40M on Cloud M&A
News Analysis | 4/20/2012

Test giant buys its way into the cloud applications security sector with the acquisition of Mu Dynamics

OS Watch: Nokia Lowering Prices on Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/20/2012

Also: Nokia plans deep price cuts; RIM's recruiting an advisor; Verizon wants a third OS; iPad Mini rumors pop up; and more

Genband Shuffles Sales & Marketing
News Analysis | 4/20/2012

As two departments become one, Genband promotes one exec, waves goodbye to a few employees and proclaims a focus on Tier 1 customers

4G Forces Mobile Security Rethink
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/20/2012

LTE networks need a different approach to network security, finds a Heavy Reading report

Telco Systems Launches First Cloud Gateway
News Analysis | 4/20/2012

A new aggregation system designed to sit at the edge of the cloud turned heads at Ethernet Europe

Euronews: Spirent Pulls M&A Trigger
News Analysis | 4/20/2012

In today's EMEA mash-up: Spirent to buy Mu Dynamics; Vodafone gets an extension on C&WW bid; France Telecom agrees pay deal with unions

Dutch Deliver on 100GigE
LRTV Interviews | 4/20/2012

Amsterdam Internet Exchange CTO Henk Steenman says ISPs interconnecting in the Dutch capital are already signing up for 100 Gigabit Ethernet services but notes there are still limitations to the service outside the data center environment

CTIA: Where LTE Comes Together
LRTV Soundbites | 4/20/2012

It's the year of LTE, and the hardware and software are just as important as the zippier apps

Verizon Downplays DSL in FiOS Markets
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/19/2012

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo says DSL won't be sold where its FiOS fiber-optic Internet service is available

IPv4 Stash Opens for Carriers
News Analysis | 4/19/2012

But they'd better not use the IP addresses for IPv6 procrastination, or the IETF will get all uppity

Cablevision Expands Live TV Streaming at Home
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/19/2012

Cablevision allows live TV streaming to PCs, Macs, iPads, iPod Touches and laptops in the home with its apps

Mike Tighe's 100G Vision
LRTV Interviews | 4/19/2012

Mike Tighe, the former Verizon executive who recently joined AboveNet as VP of marketing, says history suggests that a 100Gbit/s Ethernet connection will soon become the standard for business customers

Nokia Loses More Than €1.57B
EuroBlog | 4/19/2012

1:10 PM Having just lost a fortune, Nokia is also losing its top sales exec

Don't Count Nokia Out Just Yet
Que Sera Sarah | 4/19/2012

1:05 PM The handset maker has a tough battle ahead, but the wireless operators could give it more powerful weapons

Cisco Outlines an SDN Plan
News Analysis | 4/19/2012

The company confirms that $100M spin-in Insieme is working on software-defined networking in some form

Verizon to Roll Out Sharable Data Buckets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/19/2012

Wireless users will be able to dip more than one device into the same bucket by mid-year as Verizon aims to juice data usage

Dish Stashing Cash for Its 4G Run
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/19/2012

Also: Huawei tops VoD server market; Cartoon Network tunes up for TV Everywhere; Netflix CEO's rants have much to do with competition

New IPv4 Address for Service Providers
LRTV Interviews | 4/19/2012

Cable Labs' Chris Donley explains how a new block of IPv4 addresses is being made available to service providers to help them ease the transition to IPv6

Media Shift Triggers City Telecom Sale
News Analysis | 4/19/2012

Ricky Wong eyes media opportunities as he bails out of telecom with the sale of his Hong Kong broadband and voice business to CVC

Verizon Earns $3.9B as Data Usage Jumps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/19/2012

The carrier posts Q1 revenues of $28.2B as it added 501,000 net contract subs who are averaging about $23.80 on data per month

Euronews: Nokia's Q1 Device Disaster
News Analysis | 4/19/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Yep, it's more bad news for Nokia; TeliaSonera struggles too; Russian competition authority goes after Telenor

The Evolution of Ethernet
LRTV Interviews | 4/19/2012

Paolo Gambini, the VP of product management and development at Inteliquent (formerly Neutral Tandem and Tinet), explains the different ways in which Ethernet OA&M has changed for the better

Photos: Open Networking Summit
Slide Shows | 4/18/2012

Silicon Valley's lovefest for software-defined networking drew a much bigger crowd than expected

Verizon's Spectrum Auction: Winners & Losers
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/18/2012

The fallout could be good for T-Mobile and Verizon's MSO partners, but bad for Dish if the feds try to impose a spectrum cap

Verizon Will Sell Spectrum If It Seals AWS Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/18/2012

Spectrum shortage, what spectrum shortage? Carrier says it will sell some 700MHz spectrum, but only if it's cleared to buy AWS radio waves

$4B: A Big, Square Number?
Que Sera Sarah | 4/18/2012

2:40 PM If Square's valuation is skyrocketing, why are we supposed to get excited about NFC from the wireless operators again?

Ethernet Europe Wrap
EuroBlog | 4/18/2012

11:45 AM There's been a greater focus on service management and customer experience at Ethernet Europe

HP Takes Mobile Apps to Work
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/18/2012

HP's new mobility platform lets operators target enterprises with mobile apps, but first they have to get employees on board

OpenFlow's Optical Connection
Craig's A-List | 4/18/2012

11:25 AM The guys who live down at Layer 1 are cheering for software defined networking more fiercely than you might realize

Google Uses OpenFlow Massively
News Analysis | 4/18/2012

It's also making its own 10Gbit/s switches, which isn't a surprise, but it's nice to hear someone admit it

Whoa! WOW Buys Knology for $1.5B
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/18/2012

Incumbent MSOs such as Comcast, TW Cable, Charter and Mediacom will soon have to deal with a bigger broadband competitor

Photos: Ethernet Europe 2012
Slide Shows | 4/18/2012

Ever been to Munich? Ever been to Light Reading's Ethernet Europe event? You can see what both look like right here...

TWC Streams Live TV to Androids
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/18/2012

Also: Hulu subs reach 2 million; Comcast's Xfinity Home blows into Chicago; DirecTV brings HD-DVRs to hotels

Is Nokia Losing Operator Support?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/18/2012

Mobile operators are not convinced by Nokia's Lumia smartphone efforts, reports Reuters, and analysts say operator support lags expectations

Colt Riffs On Its Service Wrap
LRTV Interviews | 4/18/2012

At Ethernet Europe in Munich, Colt's head of Ethernet & IP Services, Henry Bohannon, talks about the 'new battleground' in Ethernet services and explains his company's 'Service Wrap' philosophy

Euronews: Bids 'Imminent' for C&WW
News Analysis | 4/18/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Will Vodafone or Tata bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide? And why Virgin had to ex-ter-min-ate! its TiVo ad

TeliaSonera Plays Games in the Cloud
News Analysis | 4/18/2012

European carrier learns lessons on wholesale cloud services from early experience hosting online video games

Equinix Spreads Cloud Love
LRTV Interviews | 4/18/2012

The exchange provider enables cloud service operators to reach a bigger market quickly and telecom network operators to make more money

Buzzin' at Ethernet Europe
Rewired | 4/18/2012

Drink along as we explore the hot buzzwords at this year's show

Finding the Buzz in the Mobile Bubble
Jonestown | 4/17/2012

4:05 PM If you want a hot mobile social property, you have to look for what people are talking about

Cox Lawsuit Targets Sprint Mobile TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/17/2012

Cox's countersuit proves, once again, that friends can quickly become enemies when business deals crumble

Verizon's LTE Blitz Reaches Two-Thirds of US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/17/2012

On Thursday, Big Red will turn on its 4G LTE network in 27 new markets, bringing its total to 230 potential customers covered

Belgacom Takes a Smart Turn
News Analysis | 4/17/2012

The Belgian incumbent is building enterprise service management capabilities into its network

Ethernet Europe: Best of the Wurst
EuroBlog | 4/17/2012

What were the highlights of Ethernet Europe's tag eins (day one) in Munich?

Belgacom's Smart Networking
LRTV Interviews | 4/17/2012

At Ethernet Europe in Munich, Belgacom's director of WAN, Internet & Security Services explains the operator's approach to 'smart networking' and how that's helping it take cloud services to its full range of enterprise customers

Video-Over-Wi-Fi Startup Bags $79M More
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/17/2012

Quantenna lands a stack of cash as pay-TV providers seek out ways to move HD video around the house via gateways and set-tops

FCC Indulges Netflix CEO
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/17/2012

Also: Tablets become the key secondary TV screen; Level 3's CDN packs on muscle; Casa scores a CMTS deal; Synacor lands MetroCast

Ethernet Europe's Magic Moments
LRTV Documentaries | 4/17/2012

There's a magical twist to some new product launches at Ethernet Europe plus an effort to clean up mobile communications

AT&T: Data Drive Demands SDNs
News Analysis | 4/17/2012

At Ethernet Europe, AT&T's Margaret Chiosi recalls voice network's move to software-defined networks and says it's data's turn now

The Small-Cell Backhaul Buzz
LRTV Interviews | 4/17/2012

At Ethernet Europe, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Patrick Donegan talks about the challenges associated with small-cell backhaul, the evolution of wholesale mobile backhaul and the Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Champions League semi-final soccer match

Ethernet Europe A Go-Go
EuroBlog | 4/17/2012

The annual Ethernet Europe event has gone-gone to Munich for the first time – find out what's on the menu, apart from bier and knackwürste

Why Verizon Is Keen on OpenFlow
News Analysis | 4/17/2012

Not every carrier is sold on software-defined networking, but Verizon thinks it's the way to unlock some crucial data-center capabilities

Equinix Exchange Becomes Cloud Ecosystem
News Analysis | 4/17/2012

Exchange operator looks to the cloud as a growth driver, embracing Amazon Web Services and other direct cloud connections

Euronews: D Telekom Joins Ethernet Exchange
News Analysis | 4/17/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom sees the Ethernet light; Telefónica goes gaming; Vodafone calls for referee in Indian tax dispute

Nokia's Moody's Blues
Wireless Bits | 4/16/2012

5:40 PM The credit rating agency knocks Nokia down to a notch above junk

Photos: A Sprint Network Vision Cell Site
Slide Shows | 4/16/2012

Sprint took us on a quick field trip to Olathe, Kans., to see a Network Vision cell site it has up and running with Clearwire and Ericsson

Cyan Targets Usage-Based Ethernet
News Analysis | 4/16/2012

The idea of making money off of occasional bandwidth bursts in the enterprise comes one step closer to reality for service providers

Cisco Partners Up for TV Apps
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2012

Cisco's Videoscape has teamed with a startup called Coincident to bring interactive TV apps to tablets, smartphones and other companion devices

Sprint LTE Devices Arrive Before Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2012

Sprint is lining up its first 4G LTE smartphones to appear on April 22, before the network is live in its initial launch markets

What I Learned at Sprint…
Que Sera Sarah | 4/16/2012

10:50 AM Sprint gives LR Mobile a progress report on Network Vision, including updates on LTE, smartphones, Wi-Fi, roaming and more

Clouds Gather Over Ethernet Europe
News Analysis | 4/16/2012

There's no sunshine in Munich this week, but that's OK with Ethernet Europe folks, who are mostly interested in clouds anyway

NSN Trumps Huawei in 4G Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2012

Nokia Siemens gets some mobile broadband action in Asia/Pac as it beats Huawei to StarHub's LTE deployment

Netflix CEO Keeps Whining About Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2012

Also: Roku streams into Canada; DirecTV, Starz deal adds TV Everywhere; NBC gears up for Olympic streaming

Euronews: Nokia Fixes Lumia Bug
News Analysis | 4/16/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Data-connection problem tackled on flagship phone; Deutsche Telekom faces strike; KPN looks at Belgian mobile biz

Sprint: Still Unlimited on 4G LTE Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Hesse & Co. want to keep their unlimited edge on 4G as long as they can

Comcast Tests Network DVR in Boston
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Sources say Comcast is conducting a small nDVR pilot that closely emulates the system Cablevision deployed in Connecticut and New York

Sprint to Fully Support HD Voice in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

As Sprint's Network Vision unfolds, so will HD voice, with full support planned by the project's completion

Facebook Buys Again!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Everyone expected Facebook to buy more mobile apps, but this was quick

Entropic Readies Its Run at Broadcom
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2012

With the Trident deal sealed, Entropic will go after Broadcom with integrated MoCA and set-top box SoCs as MSOs ramp up their IP video plans

Photos: Inside Sprint's Network Vision
Slide Shows | 4/13/2012

Sprint execs open the doors to its Overland Park headquarters, giving a glimpse inside what makes its Network Vision tick

Where's Verizon's 4G Going Next?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Ohio and other areas are set to get LTE this month as Verizon wades into smaller and smaller 4G markets

Comcast's MetroE Gets a Big Hit
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Also: Entropic seals the Trident deal; Boxee reveals its box user base; Comcast opens up the IPv6 gateway; HBO offers free streams

Citrix Blends OpenFlow & Cloud
News Analysis | 4/13/2012

They might taste great together, but the exact recipe is still up for debate

Sprint Sets Due Date for iDEN's LTE Rebirth
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2012

Sprint plans to shut down, then repurpose, its iDEN network for LTE in 2014. But, by then, it will also be blazing a trail to LTE-Advanced

Euronews: Will Nokia Take the High-End Road?
News Analysis | 4/13/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Is Nokia now wasting its time in emerging countries? And can Europe control the 'Internet of Things'?

DPI Vendors Deliver on Policy Management
Research Rewind | 4/13/2012

This week: New telecom forecasts for Argentina and India; DPI vendors deliver on policy management

Startup Tackles OpenFlow Security
News Analysis | 4/12/2012

Some NetScreen veterans say they're covering up a real-world weakness of OpenFlow's, and they won't be the last

TW Cable, VZ Wireless Gang Up on AT&T
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/12/2012

The MSO and its wireless partner launch service bundles in five markets that are in U-verse territory

It's Gut Check Time
Rewired | 4/12/2012

12:25 PM If the FCC has declared war on small, less efficient telcos, are they ready to fight back?

Who Will Land the Apple Television?
The Bauminator | 4/12/2012

11:45 AM Analyst says Dish and DirecTV are 'prime candidates' to connect with Apple's new TV (if it really exists)

Comcast, Akamai Team on IPv6 Expansion
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/12/2012

Also: Charter boots up interactive ads; Moto beefs up its video transcoding menu; Cablevision unit pipes uncompressed HD via Ethernet

Euronews: Telefónica Pushes On With M2M
News Analysis | 4/12/2012

In today's EMEA news: Telefónica makes M2M move; France Telecom buys up 95% of Egyptian joint venture; TeliaSonera cuts Finnish jobs

Nokia's Nightmare Scenario
Wireless Bits | 4/12/2012

12:05 AM Profit warning reveals severity of threat to Nokia's emerging market strongholds

What the Nokia Lumia Really Costs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Even if the launch isn't as smooth as it might be, AT&T is initially stumping up over $100 for each 4G Lumia sold on a contract

Dear Sprint, Here's What We Want to Know...
Que Sera Sarah | 4/11/2012

5:40 PM Sprint's taking reporters to Overland Park, Kan., for a deep dive into its Network Vision, and we're looking for clarity on a few things

Lawsuit Causes Verizon to Change VoD System
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Cisco and Ericsson aid telco's FiOS VoD system redesign as Verizon appeals lawsuits brought on by ActiveVideo Networks

5 More Mobile Apps That Could Get Acquired
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

With Facebook splashing $1B on Instagram, we can see a number of other mobile social apps are prettying themselves up for a takeover

New Services Let Wired Networks Push Data, Video
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Metaswitch exec says a new kind of fixed-mobile convergence can help operators without a cellular network become more valuable to their customers

Will Service Providers Steal ADT's Customers?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2012

MSOs and telcos are getting into home security and monitoring, but report warns that they'll have trouble turning that into a material business

The Mobile Video Learning Curve
Que Sera Sarah | 4/11/2012

12:00 PM Some wireless operators may not yet embrace mobile video, but soon they'll have to track it and optimize it If they hope to one day monetize it

Mobile Video's Operator Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 4/11/2012

Wireless operators may start out trying to ignore mobile video, but soon they'll have to track it and optimize it with the hope of one day monetizing it

Nokia Dives on Lowered Device Outlook
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Nokia's share price dropped 18% on the Helsinki exchange as the phone maker lowered its Q1 outlook for its device business

Skitter Has 'Virtual' MSO Ambitions
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Also: Verizon sub sues over DSL speeds; Hargray nabs a Charter system; cable co-op makes changes; TiVo CEO gets a new deal

Will OTT Video Swamp Rural Broadband?
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

New Calix report shows that early video streaming usage is eating up two-thirds of rural bandwidth, raising alarms about what's coming next

Lumia Software Bug Dims Nokia's US Hopes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2012

'Memory management issue' prompts Nokia to offer $100 refund as goodwill gesture to all Lumia 900 buyers in the US through April 21

Euronews: Nokia Hit by Lumia 900 Glitch
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Software problem surfaces in US prior to European launch; BT mines rich services seam; TeliaSonera talks MegaFon

Dell Gets Into the CDN Business
News Analysis | 4/11/2012

Teaming up with EdgeCast, Dell wants to cash in on the trend of service provider-owned content delivery networks

Backhaul Startup Bags $$$ for Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Millimeter-wave specialist E-Band has got funding and a new strategic investor to back its plans for small-cell backhaul

Mobile Bubble, Mo' Trouble
Jonestown | 4/10/2012

5:50 PM As the mobile social bubble grows, it could blot out other crucial parts of building an unwired ecosystem

Harmonic's Q1 Gets a Haircut
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Video gear vendor chops revenue guidance by up to 11% as sales slump in Europe, but an analyst's already predicting a rosier Q2

CTIA Joins FCC to Police Smartphone Theft
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Wireless industry seeks to help police dry up the aftermarket for smartphone thieves by locking and wiping stolen devices

Component Vendors Hit Policy Target
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/10/2012

The deep packet inspection and policy management sector is undergoing a big market shift

Comcast Presses Play on TiVo VoD
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2012

MSO may keep the specter of new AllVid rules at bay as it starts to stream its VoD library to retail TiVo boxes in San Francisco

TW Cable Tunes Up Android TV Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2012

Also: Broadband-connected TVs on the rise; Comcast gives HBO GO on the Xbox 360 the all-clear; Avail-TVN expands TV Everywhere platform UPDATED 4:10 PM

4G Goes Live in India
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2012

The 4G era is underway in India as Bharti Airtel lights up LTE services in Kolkata

Euronews: UK Operator Starts Spectrum Sale
News Analysis | 4/10/2012

In today's EMEA news: Everything Everywhere begins spectrum sale in UK; Huawei shows off 200 Gbit/s in Norway; BT wants more Subex SPIT

HP Configures the Cloud
News Analysis | 4/10/2012

On the heels of its OpenFlow obsession, HP adds software around another popular networking buzzword

Oh Snap! Facebook to Buy Instagram for $1B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Facebook is spending a cool billion on a mobile photo-sharing app that makes your smartphone snaps look like they were taken with Grandpa's Box Brownie

RIM Begins Uphill Climb
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Can Paris Hilton's PR guy save RIM as more top execs exit and its Android support wanes?

Leap & T-Mobile to Swap Spectrum for 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Leap and T-Mobile buddy up on bandwidth as they prep for 4G deployments

Sony to Cut Up to 10,000 Jobs
LR Mobile Rumors | 4/9/2012

Startup's Home Phone Service Goes Anywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2012

UXP Systems believes its multi-screen home phone system will help juice up cable's slowing home phone business

Policy Specialists Squeezed by Vendor Giants
News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Policy server specialist vendors are finding the going tough as major vendors like AlcaLu, Ericsson and NSN swarm over the market, finds Heavy Reading report

Edge ROADM Specialist Gets Bought
News Analysis | 4/9/2012

Nistica has built up fans in Japanese industry through the years, so the deal isn't exactly a shocker

Video Quality Isn't Hot Air for Wind Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2012

Analytics from Avvasi are empowering the Canadian startup to rethink how it does mobile video

OS Watch: HTC's Revenue Release
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2012

Also: Google augments your eyes; Instragram wages a geek war; Lumia 900 puts its OS on lockdown; RIM holds its ground in DC

Privacy Ages Well
Craig's A-List | 4/6/2012

9:45 AM We keep hearing about privacy slipping away – but how privacy-minded were you 10 or 20 years ago?

New Insights on Carrier Cloud and LTE-Advanced
Research Rewind | 4/6/2012

8:00 AM This week: Carrier cloud ecosystem, LTE-Advanced, mentioning the top telecom news

Photos: VentureBeat Mobile Summit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2012

App developers and mobile operators got out of the Valley for a couple of days to hang out and talk shop

Clouds Roll In Over Wholesale
Rewired | 4/5/2012

4:05 PM Competition is heating up as ISPs, telcos and MSOs seek easier paths to offering cloud services

Cisco Bulks Up for Cable's Next Platform
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/5/2012

The CCAP era won't take Cisco by surprise, as the company is pushing its edge QAM to next-generation density

LightSquared Director Considers Bankruptcy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2012

LTE wholesaler isn't giving up, but its majority owner, Philip Falcone, says a voluntary bankruptcy may be how it 'completes its vision'

HD Voice: Music to My Ears
Que Sera Sarah | 4/5/2012

12:45 PM Blocking out the breeze in the Windy City is as important as mobile data upgrades

Sprint's LTE Evo Has HD Talk, No WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2012

Flagship 4G LTE handset will be the first to support HD Voice while doing away with WiMax connectivity

Cisco Routers Picked for KDG's 100G Core
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/5/2012

Also: HBO GO braces for Comcast breakthrough; DirecTV-Tribune cut a deal; Arris sheds connector unit; Boxee's regulatory challenge

Ready or Not, Here Comes LTE-Advanced
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/5/2012

Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-A) will initially create more confusion in mobile broadband standards

Euronews: Microsoft, Telecom Italia in Cloud Deal
News Analysis | 4/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Pair target SMEs in Italy; DT makes health-care move; Skype increases its London presence

China's 1 Billion: Just a Stat
AsiaBlog | 4/5/2012

4:15 AM It's not as big a number as you'd think

NSN CEO: We've Got Our Mojo Back
News Analysis | 4/5/2012

Rajeev Suri highlights Motorola-inspired innovation and game-changing capabilities for telco CMOs as he talks shop with Light Reading

India on Brink of 4G
AsiaBlog | 4/4/2012

5:05 PM Bharti Airtel set to launch LTE services this month

T-Mobile, Verizon Spar Over Spectrum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Bold blogger at Magenta claims that Verizon is trying to corner the spectrum market and is misrepresenting its spectral efficiency

Terremark Packs Portability Into Private Cloud
Rewired | 4/4/2012

4:15 PM Others offer private clouds, but Terremark will try to set itself apart with the promise of easy movement of apps and data

Google Fiber Goes 100 Miles & Counting
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Google's 1Gbit/s fiber deployment in the Kansas Cities is in 'full swing,' with half of its fiber huts already built

Comcast Sizes Up All-IP Set-Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2012

The X3, Comcast's first all-IP, high-def client box, could be a sign that IP video simulcast is on the way

More RIM Shots: BlackBerry Apps & Mishaps Abroad
The Philter | 4/4/2012

10:55 AM If Research In Motion isn't going to die in a decade, its best chance of standing out may be to improve its apps chops and battle the low-price leaders in several emerging markets

Tobacco Country Carrier Beats T-Mobile to iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Virginian regional operator nTelos to offer $50 off iPhone 4S models running over Sprint's network nationwide

Cord Cutters Hit 1M Mark
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Also: Mediacom opens to Roku streaming; ex-Cablevision exec lands at Charter; CableLabs's slow CEO search; Sony avoids legal scrape with Rovi

Euronews: EC Probes Moto Mobility
News Analysis | 4/4/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: EC thinks MotoMob may have been unFRANDly; Sony Mobile replaces Bert Nordberg; Telecom Italia considers spin-off

Tough Going for Comverse
News Analysis | 4/4/2012

Service provider IT (SPIT) giant is seeing its sales eroded but records a quarterly profit as it emerges from the financial wastelands

India's Cloud Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/3/2012

The Indian SME sector demands a complete suite of apps that will be easier for carriers to position and sell in the cloud

Time for a 4G Price War Already?
Jonestown | 4/3/2012

6:00 PM U.S. operators are already going low on subsidized LTE devices but not competing where it counts -- the data plans

Sprint Bites Into LTE Phones Ahead of Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

It may not have LTE deployed, but it's got the ball rolling with its first LTE smartphone, the $100 LG Viper

RIM Hosts a Bring-Your-Own Bash
Que Sera Sarah | 4/3/2012

3:00 PM BlackBerry won't be the life of its party, but at least it'll let you BYO

Countdown's on for EPON Protocol Over Coax
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2012

School's out by this summer for engineers working toward an EPON-over-Coax standard

AT&T Defends Carrier Incubators
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Carriers can't really get nimble just by hanging out with startups, can they? Luckily for AT&T, John Donovan was around to answer that

DirecTV-Tribune Tiff Turns Nasty
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Also: Pace taps international president; Google TV sets sights on Europe; Concurrent splices VoD ads; AT&T exec joins Cox Business

MetroPCS Raises the Cost of Unlimited
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Unlimited data and video on-demand now costs users $70 per month, while lower-cost plans are subject to data caps and throttling

AT&T Sprouts 4G Markets as It Launches Lumia
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Users of the first LTE Nokia Windows phone from AT&T will have three -- count 'em -- more 4G markets on which to use their devices

Genband Prophecy: Aztek's End Comes in 2012
News Analysis | 4/3/2012

Genband has agreed to buy Aztek Networks for an undisclosed sum, giving Genband another piece to help carriers modernize their networks

Euronews: Symbian Staff Flee Accenture
News Analysis | 4/3/2012

In today's EMEA news: Ex-Nokia workers twiddle their thumbs at Accenture; sourcing SVP appointed at France Telecom; UK snooping slammed

RGB Tries to Streamline Mobile Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2012

RGB says it can help service providers avoid storing multiple formats of video for multiple devices

RIM Scrambles to Launch Better LTE Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2012

The BlackBerry maker is hiring LTE specialists as it looks to improve on 4G with BlackBerry 10

The End of the World[Gate]
The Bauminator | 4/2/2012

6:10 PM Chapter 7 appears to be the final one for a pioneer in interactive television and broadband videophones

Xfinity TV Meets the Xbox 360
The Bauminator | 4/2/2012

Comcast's authenticated TV Everywhere recently debuted on Microsoft's IP-connected game console. Here's a brief look at the app in action

Nokia Fires Cheap Shot at Apple
Que Sera Sarah | 4/2/2012

12:30 PM Finnish giant will need more than some iPhone insults and a teaser website to give the Lumia 900 some allure

T-Systems Kicks Cloud Butt
EuroBlog | 4/2/2012

11:45 AM Strikes major global cloud services contract with cigarette manufacturer but such deals are few and far between for telcos

Sigma Bids $21M for Trident's DTV Scraps
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Sigma Designs is the 'stalking horse' bidder for the digital TV silicon assets of bankrupt Trident, which recently sold its STB assets

Netflix Buys DVD.com Domain
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Also: Netflix CEO carps about Comcast's HBO GO policy; Ericsson wraps up BelAir buy; Sigma Systems provisions WOW's video gateways

LTE Could Add to Leakage Woes
News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Operators already let tens of billions of dollars slip through their fingers each year, and LTE could push revenue leakage numbers even higher

Honorable Mentions: April 2
Matt's Mentions | 4/2/2012

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Testing Times for Voice on 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2012

Ahead of commercial launches planned for later this year, interoperability and device support issues remain for 4G voice services

Euronews: Nokia Bigwig Jumps to Sonera
News Analysis | 4/2/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia stalwart moves to Finnish operator; Ericsson completes BelAir buy; Turkcell sues MTN

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