x
News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
MWC13 Hot Network Techs: Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 3/15/2013

At Mobile World Congress, which single network technology development did Alcatel-Lucent most want to discuss?

China Mobile's Capex Blowout
AsiaBlog | 3/15/2013

Major carrier plans a near 50% hike in annual spending, with LTE TDD getting a healthy chunk

Ad-Vantage Aereo?
The Bauminator | 3/15/2013

Aereo streams its 'no cable required' tagline into the video world. Will consumers tune in to the message?

Samsung Galaxy S4: Gesturing at the Future
Jonestown | 3/15/2013

The latest in user interface upgrades means you no longer even need to touch the screen to make stuff happen

Netflix Sets Sights on 4K/UltraHD Streaming
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2013

Also: Hulu CEO IDs his (possibly temporary) successor; Invidi inks a Comcast deal; vandals target Suddenlink; FiOS TV expands its streaming slate

Euronews: 'Single Market' Plan Rolls Into Action
News Analysis | 3/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica, NSN test FlexiGrid; Bouygues gets green light on 4G plan; and why Americans keep crashing

Coherent Turns 5
Craig's A-List | 3/14/2013

Forget Pi Day. Let's talk about optical milestones and the legacy of Nortel

Retrans Fees Take Center Stage at ACA Summit
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2013

Also: Netflix gets social, Europe's Wi-Fi future, and much, much more

4G: Size Matters
Jonestown | 3/14/2013

The FCC reveals just why MetroPCS's LTE is so slow and why the merger with T-Mobile gives it a fighting chance with 4G

Cisco Goes Inside With Silicon Photonics
News Analysis | 3/14/2013

The Lightwire acquisition has already been applied to Cisco's next generation of ASICs

ZTE & Huawei in IPR Charm Offensive
AsiaBlog | 3/14/2013

The Chinese vendors hike their intellectual property investments and ask everyone to play nice with patents

Euronews: Swisscom, Akamai Get Jiggy
News Analysis | 3/14/2013

Also in today's cassock-free EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia's spin-off won't; hedge fund boss slams Vodafone; AlcaLu does 4G in Galicia

Comcast Goes On a VoD Binge
The Bauminator | 3/13/2013

Netflix, what you got? 'Watchathon Week' will serve up 3,500 TV episodes from 30 programmers as Comcast tries amp up VoD usage on set-tops and mobile devices

Euro Operators in the Doghouse
EuroBlog | 3/13/2013

Unfortunately, it's not too surprising that many European enterprises aren't best pleased with their service providers

Coherent 100G Starts Getting Pluggable
News Analysis | 3/13/2013

All the pieces to shrink 100G interfaces are on the way, including some line-side CFP2 modules that will be shown at OFC/NFOEC

Euro Cable Players Prep Wi-Fi Push
News Analysis | 3/13/2013

Europe's cable operators have the specifications and the will to enable Wi-Fi roaming, says Cable Europe Labs chief

CableLabs Licenses Wi-Fi Finder App
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2013

Also: ThinkAnalytics muscles up for US push; Synacor inks China JV; Vevo sets sights on cable deals; more grist for the Apple TV rumor mill

Euronews: €1B Boost for Spanish FTTH
News Analysis | 3/13/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: No takers for ST-Ericsson; Telefónica cuts back on pay and conditions; Ericsson scores in Africa; Bezeq does 100G

AT&T Claims 400G Distance Record
News Analysis | 3/12/2013

Brace yourself for a bevy of 400G papers at OFC/NFOEC, including one that promises to send signals halfway around the world

Here Comes the Unlimited 4G Price War
Jonestown | 3/12/2013

One outcome of the T-Mobile/MetroPCS merger could be a price war between the new company and Sprint

FCC Blesses T-Mobile/MetroPCS Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2013

FCC & DoJ sign off on merger, clearing way for another national 4G LTE build-out in the US

Evolution Developing Retail Cable TV Device
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2013

Set-top vendor says it intends to 'lead the market' with a more advanced version of an Ethernet-connected DTA that cable can sell at retail

NGMN Sets Its Mobile Agenda
Wireless Bits | 3/12/2013

Four new focus areas for NGMN Alliance highlight the key challenges facing mobile network operators in 2013

Comcast Launches Tech R&D Fund
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2013

Also: Analyst expects a Charter turnaround; Aereo to broadcasters – prove how we're hurting you; Avail-TVN's new name; Cablevision CFO adds duties

Euronews: Skype Faces Legal Action in France
News Analysis | 3/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telenor collects coupons firm; HP/Autonomy row hots up; TeliaSonera wins Turkcell case

HP/Autonomy: Nothing to Get Excited About
EuroBlog | 3/12/2013

News of two investigations into Autonomy's financial statements changes nothing, notes analyst

Photonics Fire Up Radical Core Router Startup
News Analysis | 3/11/2013

Packing silicon photonics on a chip, startup CompassEOS claims it's radically simplified (and shrunk) the core router. Now, can it escape the core-router-startup curse?

Overture Sets Up Its SDN Plan
News Analysis | 3/11/2013

We probably won't see any fruits of the Ensemble OSA plan this year, but Overture still wants the world to know it's working on the SDN thing

Netflix ISP Shame Game Goes Global
The Bauminator | 3/11/2013

Netflix's ISP rankings add seven countries, and, once again, Open Connect members tend to secure the pole position for video streaming speed

TiVo Mini Ready to Go Big at Retail
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2013

Also: Reviewer gives Dish Hopper DVR the edge over Comcast's X1; Titan preps cable's upstream for Docsis 3.1; VOO and SeaChange get Cable Congress kudos

4G LTE: AT&T Wins on Speed, Verizon on Size
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2013

In its latest 4G survey, RootMetrics finds AT&T wins for LTE speed, while Verizon beats all on size

MWC13 Hot Network Techs: NEC
News Analysis | 3/11/2013

At Mobile World Congress, which single network technology development did NEC most want to discuss?

New DTA Will Extend Cable TV to Retail Devices
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2013

Broadcom's latest DTA chipset aims to help major US MSOs ship encrypted live TV streams to Boxee boxes, smart TVs and other IP-connected retail video devices

Euronews: ST-Ericsson CEO Resigns
News Analysis | 3/11/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia loses €1.6B; Croatian operator buys satellite TV firm; South Africa hooks up to Amsterdam

Cisco Adds Security in the Core
News Analysis | 3/8/2013

A deal with Arbor Networks should sound pretty familiar to followers of Alcatel-Lucent

RIP Sycamore
News Analysis | 3/8/2013

A look back at one of the optical companies that gave Light Reading its start -- and that filed for liquidation Thursday

Time To Teach Old STBs Some New Tricks
The Bauminator | 3/8/2013

Comcast pumped out 2.4B hours of VoD in 2012, but that number, and the rate of VoD growth, could improve if it fixed its legacy user interface problem

Can Cable Conquer Europe's B2B Sector?
News Analysis | 3/8/2013

Accenture executive believes the business services market offers an untapped market for Europe's cable operators

Motorola Home Not Part of 1,200-Job Cut
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2013

Also: European cable shows love for Comcast's RDK; HEVC to be big on smartphones first; Google Fiber does 3DTV; QuickPlay pitches 'off-the-shelf' TV Everywhere platform

Ericsson Lost Market Share in 2012
News Analysis | 3/8/2013

Swedish giant saw its network equipment market share dip last year

Euronews: Pay Cut for Nokia CEO
News Analysis | 3/8/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EU collusion probe called off; courts catch up with streaming service; Internet hubs pair up

JDSU Buys Mobile OSS Vendor for $85M
News Analysis | 3/8/2013

Mobile network planning, optimization and analytics specialist Arieso gives JDSU a smarter set of tools in a small-cell, 4G world

OneAPI & the Global Mobile App Ecosystem
The Philter | 3/7/2013

OneAPI may provide developers a reason to build apps and content for networks, not just mobile operating systems

Radisys Scales Back Security Gateway Plans
News Analysis | 3/7/2013

Embedded system vendor has found the going tough in the emerging mobile security gateway sector

MetroPCS Taps Ericsson for 4G LTE Upgrade
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2013

MetroPCS is using its longtime LTE supplier for a 4G core upgrade aimed at giving better voice and video chat features

DirecTV Might Sack Its NFL Exclusive
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/7/2013

Also: Rovi and Hulu pass the peace pipe; Aurora takes over a piece of Harmonic; FreedomPop puts some pressure on cable ISPs

Ciena Soars on Q1 Surprise
News Analysis | 3/7/2013

Slightly better fiscal first-quarter sales and much improved margins give Ciena an early lift

ActiveVideo Makes Another Cisco Connection
The Bauminator | 3/7/2013

Ex-Cisco exec Murali Nemani joins ActiveVideo at an opportune time. But is his role to drive growth or help the cloud TV specialist attract a suitor?

Euronews: Obermann Downsizes With Ziggo
News Analysis | 3/7/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Microsoft fined over browsers; BT boasts more FTTX jobs; Inmarsat hit by LightSquared failure; hosted OSS in Germany

WeDo Seeks APAC Takeover Targets
News Analysis | 3/7/2013

After an impressive 2012, revenue assurance specialist adds Asia/Pacific acquisition action to its growth plans

Mobile Grabs $813.6M in February Funding
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2013

Device managment, tower services and cheap VoIP companies each pull in over $100M to top the list of Feb. funding from Rutberg & Co.

What's Cookin' at Cable Congress
News Analysis | 3/6/2013

What were the hot topics at the London Cable Congress Show? M&A, TiVo, customer experience and wireless were in the mix

Roku Debuts Streamer, Adds TWC App
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/6/2013

Also: RCN pitches the TiVo Stream for $4.95 per month; Cisco Videoscape invades Europe; more moves at Charter

Euronews: Telefónica Secures $1B Credit
News Analysis | 3/6/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Virgin learns to love OTT services; Zen does business Ethernet; VimpelCom on the up

PARC's Past & Future, With Bob Metcalfe
News Analysis | 3/6/2013

In this video, the Father of Ethernet talks about those good old days – and why it's good that PARC didn't stay that way

Silicon Valley's SDN-Fest Returns
Craig's A-List | 3/5/2013

The Open Networking Summit has been the SDN place to be seen, but it's always a challenge for a conference to stay cool while growing

Mommy, What's a White Space?
Jonestown | 3/5/2013

White-spaces spectrum is in the news again, thanks to Google and the IEEE, but what exactly will the technology do for us?

Beyond Cable's Tech Obsession
EuroBlog | 3/5/2013

For cable operators, the next step should be about more than just networks, speeds and screens

Comcast Extends Its Pre-Paid Model
The Bauminator | 3/5/2013

A new program for lower-income families indicates Comcast might be planning to expand on its pre-paid consumer trials

Bob Metcalfe: Ethernet's Past, Innovation's Future
LRTV Interviews | 3/5/2013

What's the role of a group like PARC today? The Father of Ethernet gives us his opinion -- and reflects on how it all got started for Ethernet, 40 years ago.

Packet Core Looks 'Ripe' for Virtualization
News Analysis | 3/5/2013

The mobile packet core could be one of the first network segments affected by network functions virtualization, and that could present vendors with some tough choices

FCC Preps White Spaces Tests
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2013

Also: Verizon CFO sees Redbox J.V. turning a profit in 2014; SCTE starts its paper chase; another OTT deal rains on Elemental

Cable Operators Boast Euro Growth
News Analysis | 3/5/2013

Collective revenues were up 5.5% in 2013 and cable broadband subs grew 8.4 percent – but is cable eating away at the telcos' market share?

Euronews: CEO Quits Over Liberty Deal
News Analysis | 3/5/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia shares drop following Stoxx move; Pace results; NSN does CEM in the Lebanon

Sprint Revs Up 9 More 4G Markets
News Analysis | 3/4/2013

Sprint hits 67 markets with 4G LTE as it attempts to stay on track to cover 200 million people by the end of 2013

Comcast Plans to Pump Up VoD Usage
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2013

A coming 'Watchathon' promo, and the extension of Comcast's Queue app to the set-top box, aim to amp up Comcast's VoD numbers

EE's LTE Service
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/4/2013

EE's 1800MHz LTE network is so good, it signals the beginning of the end for 3G

What's the Use of an iWatch?
Jonestown | 3/4/2013

Apple is rumored to be preparing a smart-watch for launch this year. No word yet on whether it will follow that with a jet pack or a flying car

MWC 2013 Hot Network Techs: Ericsson
News Analysis | 3/4/2013

We visited seven major network equipment companies at Mobile World Congress and asked them the same question – so what did Ericsson say?

NBCU 'Full Freight' Talk Hints at Virtual MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2013

Also: Xbox streams a movie premiere; Videotron defends its Netflix-like service; NCTA offers a history in cable capex spending

AT&T's Armada: 4G, Small Cells & More
Jonestown | 3/4/2013

AT&T's wireless broadband strategy for 2013 and beyond got more filled out in Barcelona last week and not just with ham and tapas

Cable's New Power Play
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 3/4/2013

Cable has realized that energy management is not a 'green' issue, but rather an increasingly important business issue

Euronews: DT Expands Wi-Fi Reach With FON
News Analysis | 3/4/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Zain plans IPO in Iraq; Amdocs opens R&D hub with SingTel; ZTE's Bulgarian win; Tele2's rethink

My Snapshots From Mobile World Congress, Part III
Slide Shows | 3/1/2013

The last 10 pics I could find in my camera from a week's worth of random walks around the Mobile World Congress show floor

John Chambers, Comedian
EuroBlog | 3/1/2013

Cisco CEO reportedly displays a wicked sense of humor in Barcelona

Phil's Snapshots From Mobile World Congress, Part II
Slide Shows | 3/1/2013

Here are a few more photos I've dug out of my camera from the walk around the sprawling Mobile World Congress show floor

My Snapshots From Mobile World Congress, Part I
Slide Shows | 3/1/2013

From the new convention center in old Barcelona, here are a few snapshots from the week's activity at Mobile World Congress 2013

Photos: Even More of Mobile World Congress
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2013

In the final not-so-quiet hours of the show, we were still frantically taking shots and dodging Androids

Here Come the TV Spectrum Prospectors
The Bauminator | 3/1/2013

The TV station land grab is well underway as the FCC preps its incentive spectrum auction. SNL Kagan says $345 million in deals have gone down since 2011

Comcast Won't Throttle Suspected Pirates
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2013

Also: UPC Cablecom fends off Horizon TV complaints; Dish scores a hollow victory against Disney; Telefonica plays around with 4K TV

What's NFV All About?
EuroBlog | 3/1/2013

Why all the fuss about network functions virtualization (NFV)? Here is some background, a definition and some references to help focus the debate

Euronews: Sky Bulks Up Broadband With O2 Buy
News Analysis | 3/1/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: DT, FT won't see EE float away; Colt profits slip; Belgacom loses mobile subs; Kroes cross with German regulator

HOME
Sign In
SEARCH
CLOSE
MORE
CLOSE