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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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