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The Case for EPON-Over-Coax & CCAP Coexistence
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/26/2012

Cable engineers make the case that the two next-gen access projects will work together

Australia's (Safe) Bet Against Huawei
The Philter | 3/26/2012

1:15 PM What does leaving Huawei out of the national broadband network project say about Huawei's big telco customers around the world? Why do those companies trust the vendor?

NetCracker Plays End-to-End Game
News Analysis | 3/26/2012

Proposed acquisition of Convergys assets gives NetCracker a full deck, says Heavy Reading analyst

TiVo Sues Motorola & Time Warner Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/26/2012

TiVo counterclaim against Motorola drags one of its high-profile set-top box customers into the fray

AT&T's Nokia Lumia Drops LTE to $100
Que Sera Sarah | 3/26/2012

The carrier confirms to CNET that it'll sell Nokia's first flagship LTE phone, the Windows 7-based Lumia 900, for $99.99 on contract

Comcast Won't Cap Xbox 360 Streaming
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/26/2012

Also: Comcast to evaluate live TV on Xbox; TiVo slashes pricing; Buckeye revs up 110-Meg D3 tier; Hillcrest goes mobile

Honorable Mentions: March 26
Matt's Mentions | 3/26/2012

9:20 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

SPIT Is It
LRTV Documentaries | 3/26/2012

For operators looking to develop, deliver and monetize new services; run their companies more efficiently; and provide an overall better experience for their customers, Service Provider IT, or SPIT, is just as important as the network

Small Change for Windows Phone Apps
Wireless Bits | 3/26/2012

8:05 AM Microsoft and Nokia attempt to entice developers with investments – but is €18M enough?

Euronews: NSN to Keep 2,000 Jobs in Munich
News Analysis | 3/26/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN announces partial reprieve for Munich workforce; Nokia and Microsoft invest in mobile apps

Huawei Barred From NBN
AsiaBlog | 3/26/2012

5:00 AM Chinese vendor not allowed to bid for role in Australia's national broadband network

Combating the Mobile Crime Wave
Jonestown | 3/23/2012

5:35 PM Can developers, device providers and users do something more to prevent the rising tide of smartphone crime?

AT&T Won't Lay Off the FCC
Que Sera Sarah | 3/23/2012

2:35 PM Ma Bell lectures the FCC on T-Mobile's layoffs, saying they would've been avoided if the merger was approved

OS Watch: RIM Loses at Home, Braces for Worse
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2012

Also: AT&T is first with Ice Cream Sandwich; Light Reading explores mobile OS usage; Microsoft wants you to swap for Windows Phone, but it won't have Angry Birds

Where's the Smart TV Payoff?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/23/2012

Also: Comcast's private CDN has TV Everywhere potential; Sling's latest pitch; Raycom Sports picks VoD partner

Euronews: Nokia Confirms Salo Job Cuts
News Analysis | 3/23/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Finnish handset factory downsized; BT reduces its pension deficit; Portugal fined for flouting EU telecom rules

ICT Policy in Africa Is Ready for Its Close-Up
Research Rewind | 3/23/2012

8:00 AM This week: ICT plans in Africa; MPLS VPNs in health care; delivering top telecom news and trends to your inbox

'Start Over' Pioneer to Join Rogers
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/22/2012

John Callahan is leaving ActiveVideo Networks for the great white north, eh?

Countdown to 4G Roaming in the US?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2012

The FCC may have opened the path that allows users to get much better 700MHz LTE coverage in the US

US Cellular Breaks Into US 4G Scene
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2012

But its LTE presence will be small, with just parts of six cities covered and supported by only one (expensive) tablet early on

Photos: Next-Gen Broadband Strategies 2012
Slide Shows | 3/22/2012

Buckle up for some sights and scenes from Light Reading's event in Denver covering cable's broadband evolution and its emerging wireless strategies

Learning to Play Nice With NFC
Que Sera Sarah | 3/22/2012

12:10 PM Google may be finding out that it can't get around the wireless operators for mobile payments, so it might as well work with them

No Cash Swap in Microsoft-TiVo Settlement
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/22/2012

Also: Netlix preps HD iPad app; Ziggo shares pop in public debut; HBO exec jumps to Synacor; Comcast promotes three women to SVP posts

Euronews: NSN Job Cuts Halved in Finland
News Analysis | 3/22/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN now losing 'only' 624 jobs on its home turf; Ericsson ups stake in South Korean JV; Hungary in tax trouble

NEC to Buy Convergys Unit for $449M
News Analysis | 3/22/2012

NEC's SPIT subsidiary NetCracker grows even larger with deal to buy Convergys's BSS business for $449 million

Hey, Guys, Let's Build a CDN!
News Analysis | 3/21/2012

People don't storm into the CDN market, because it takes a network. OnApp realized last year that it's got the network. Sort of

Verizon & Comcast Deny a TV Truce
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2012

Execs try to convince a Senate hearing that competition would prevail if Verizon bought wireless spectrum from cable operators

How Will Apple Support LTE Voice Services?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2012

Apple is looking for telephony software engineering talent, but its LTE voice strategy remains unclear

4G: Just a Marketing Term?
Jonestown | 3/21/2012

4:20 PM Operators can't seem to live without 4G as a marketing hook but don't seem to know how to effectively sell faster data services

FCC Keeps Dish Spectrum Plan Alive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2012

The FCC is proposing a rule that would clear Dish to build out its own LTE network -- if Charlie Ergen can wait long enough

LTE's Uphill Climb
The Philter | 3/21/2012

Most folks have no intent to buy an LTE-powered device this year. What might change their minds?

SeaChange Sells Off Its Broadcast Server Biz
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2012

Also: Pay-TV providers collectively add subs in 2011; Comcast preps for Senate hearing; another exec exits Cablevision

UBS: Nearly Half of 3M iPads Sold Support 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2012

The new iPad could already be a major LTE player for Verizon and AT&T, UBS suggests

Comcast Issues CCAP RFP
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2012

Comcast begins equipment selection process as the MSO prepares to deploy CCAP on a small scale later this year

Comcast: Seamless Transition Key to IPv6
LRTV Soundbites | 3/21/2012

Broadcom Bags BroadLight for $195M
News Analysis | 3/21/2012

Broadcom rounds out its PON portfolio after pulling the trigger on a rumored acquisition that could heat up a rivalry with Qualcomm

Euronews: FT Commits to LTE Rollout
News Analysis | 3/21/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Stéphane Richard sucks up to Brussels; Apple digs in for nano-SIM fight; former BT CTO fears UK broadband freeze-out

Comcast Preps for CCAP Rollout
LRTV Interviews | 3/21/2012

Comcast's Jorge Salinger says the MSO has conducted an operational-readiness trial for the Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) and has issued an RFP in advance of a small-scale deployment later this year

Does Docsis Have a 5-Gig Future?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/20/2012

Docsis ain't dead but has a fruitful (and speedy) life ahead of it as cable migrates more services to IP, predicts a Cisco exec

TW Cable: IPv6 Ready to Rock
LRTV Interviews | 3/20/2012

TW Cable's Lee Howard explains the company's long road to debugging IPv6 and its decision to choose native dual-stack technology to manage the transition from IPv4

What We Mean When We Say '4G'
Jonestown | 3/20/2012

5:00 PM Confused about what 4G really means? Check out our handy table of true 4G operators in the US

Cable Giants Get Aggressive on IPv6
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/20/2012

Comcast and Time Warner Cable are moving aggressively this year to get IPv6 out to broadband customers, using a native dual stack approach

MSOs Must Bust Out Bandwidth for IP Video Leap
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/20/2012

Former Charter CTO Marwan Fawaz says MSOs will need to free up 24 to 32 QAM channels to run a full IP-video simulcast

Why Apple's iPad Can't LTE Band Hop
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2012

Teardown confirms the new iPad's Qualcomm Gobi chipset supports both AT&T and Verizon's flavors of LTE, but it lacks the radio frontend to make the move between them

MSOs Poised to Pass 100M Homes With Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/20/2012

Nearly 73% of all cable homes will be passed with Docsis 3.0 by the end of 2012, according to Heavy Reading's new forecast

China Holds Up Google-Moto Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2012

Google's pending $12.5B acquisition of Motorola Mobility awaits approval from China's competition authority

Motorola Plugs a CDN Hole
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/20/2012

Also: Set-tops to take a power-saving nap; US cable dominates broadband in 2011; DirecTV eyes Ultra-HDTV; Mediacom slashes service windows

Euronews: France Grills Google
News Analysis | 3/20/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Search giant's privacy policy comes under scrutiny; NSN does LTE in Saudi Arabia; Israeli ad firm gets $15M

Mobile Operators Push for Wi-Fi Roaming
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2012

The GSMA and the Wireless Broadband Alliance get together to make Wi-Fi roaming easier for consumers (and carriers)

Intel Goes Deeper Inside Docsis 3.0
The Bauminator | 3/20/2012

12:05 AM Intel will bring the power of the Atom to the Puma 6, but what else can we expect from the next-gen D3 chipset?

Intel's New Set-Top Chip Packs More Punch
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/19/2012

An Intel exec claims the new CE5300 chip will bring 'PS3-level' performance to set-tops and video gateways

RIM-Samsung Tie-Up Rumors Won't Die
LR Mobile Rumors | 3/19/2012

4G Is Nearly Free With NetZero
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2012

Low-cost ISP launches a mobile broadband service, including a free tier, in the 80 markets where Clearwire has WiMax

EchoStar Pays $18.9M to Settle NDS Suit
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/19/2012

Also: Moody's doesn't like Aereo's chances; Senate sets Verizon-cable hearing; cable fights set-top energy mandate; TiVo CTO resigns

Sprint: A Bankruptcy Risk?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2012

Sprint's big spend on the iPhone and network upgrades makes bankruptcy 'a legitimate risk,' according to an analyst at Bernstein

AboveNet Finds $2.2B Buyer in Zayo Group
News Analysis | 3/19/2012

Zayo Group wants to buy AboveNet for $2.2B to boost its North American and European capacity

Euronews: London Switches on IPTV Show
News Analysis | 3/19/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: IPTV circus arrives in London; Free Mobile goes a-poaching; and UK is king of the Internet economies, apparently

MWC 2012: Booth Tour Report Card
EuroBlog | 3/19/2012

8:10 AM With all the booth tours published, who topped the grade ranking this year?

MWC 2012 Photos: Huawei Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/19/2012

Our final tour was at Huawei's booth, where the team had just 10 minutes to tell us about three key products they were showing off at Mobile World Congress – here's what we saw

Honorable Mentions: March 19
Matt's Mentions | 3/19/2012

5:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Cisco's Spin-In Team Might Try SDN
News Analysis | 3/16/2012

The guys who keep getting acquired back into Cisco seem to have found their next project

Cable Tackles Impending Energy Crisis
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2012

Cable's figured out that it has an energy problem on the horizon. Now, comes the hard part ... solving it

The New Apple iPad: Wi-Fi or LTE?
Que Sera Sarah | 3/16/2012

3:40 PM Those in line at Chicago's Apple store had many reasons to opt for or against LTE, including the data caps, hot-spot functionality, traveling needs and overall cost

Color Trumps LTE at Chicago's Apple iPad Launch
Que Sera Sarah | 3/16/2012

12:40 PM Around 100 lined up to buy the new iPad in Chicago, but LTE wasn't the selling point for most

100G Update: Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock
LRTV Interviews | 3/16/2012

Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock explains how 100G improves latency, when the costs might be right to see 100G in the metro and why Verizon supports flexible grid technology

Apple's New LTE iPad Draws Crowds in NYC
Jonestown | 3/16/2012

11:20 AM It was hard to tell how many of the faithful were there to buy the 4G LTE models though

Former Nortel Exec Named as NSN COO
News Analysis | 3/16/2012

Samih Elhage has been appointed chief operating officer at Nokia Siemens Networks

The Right Dose of Technology
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2012

Government pressure is pushing those in the health care sector to adopt MPLS VPNs

Officials Say Europe's Telcos Block VoIP
EuroBlog | 3/16/2012

11:00 AM Net neutrality debate to be sparked again in Europe as operators admit to blocking tactics

Dish Launches 'Hopper' DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/16/2012

Also: Analyst offers pros/cons of Cisco-NDS deal; Xbox 360 ready to take HBO GO for a spin; new Roku HD box reaches the feds

Sprint Scuttles LightSquared Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2012

Sprint backs away and returns $65M as LightSquared fights for its life

Cisco's Video Game-Changer
The Bauminator | 3/16/2012

9:40 AM How Cisco's $5B play for NDS could alter the global pay-TV landscape

OS Watch: Verizon Reps Balk at Blackberry 7
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2012

Also: PlayBook slated for BlackBerry 10; HTC serves up Ice Cream Sandwich; more iPhone 5 rumors; Nokia plans a unique tablet

ADVA Talks 100G
LRTV Interviews | 3/16/2012

CEO Brian Protiva discusses how the optical control plane is getting more complicated and tells us what metro 100G means to carriers

Operators Get a Little Closer With Social Network Analytics
Research Rewind | 3/16/2012

This week: social network analytics, Matt's Mentions, your daily dose of the best telecom tweets

Euronews: Italians Unveil €4.5B FTTH Plan
News Analysis | 3/16/2012

In today's roundup: Italian urbanites to get fast fiber access; the new iPad sees the light of day; VoIP and P2P traffic blocked

MWC 2012 Photos: ZTE Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/16/2012

It was ZTE's turn to tell us in just 10 minutes about three key products it was showing off at Mobile World Congress -- here's what we saw

iPad: No 4G Switcheroo for You!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2012

Big Red says you won't be able to switch between AT&T and Verizon's 4G LTE networks with the new Apple iPad

New iPad Brews LTE Signaling Storm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2012

Will North American carriers cope with the expected surge in LTE signaling traffic when Apple's new iPad hits their networks?

New iPad Ushers in LTE Era
Que Sera Sarah | 3/15/2012

12:15 PM The new iPad could be the first device to justify operators' investment in LTE – that is if consumers activate their data plans

Avaya Buying Radvision for $230M
News Analysis | 3/15/2012

Deal to buy Radvision adds to Avaya's videoconferencing and mobile device support capabilities

Telefónica Invests in Payments Partner
EuroBlog | 3/15/2012

10:30 AM Shows its digital desire by pumping cash into mobile payments specialist Boku

Comcast's Strategy Chief Calls a Power Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2012

Mark Coblitz says the cable sector's growth is at risk if it fails to create an energy plan that covers future bandwidth demands and cloud services

Capex Crunch Cuffs Adtran
News Analysis | 3/15/2012

After a decent Q4, Adtran catches the carrier-capex bug, saying Q1 sales could be $45M lower than expected

Cisco Bets $5B More on Video With NDS
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2012

Its biggest acquisition in years indicates the significance Cisco believes video holds for its future, and that of service providers

Cisco May Bag NDS for $5B
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/15/2012

Also: Cablevision adds HBO GO; Aereo sign-ups face a wait; FCC sets spectrum rules vote; WOW CEO pushes for new retrans rules

Euronews: Nokia Working on 'Stand Out' Tablet
News Analysis | 3/15/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia design chief focuses on iPad challenger; Avaya swallows Radvision; ST-Ericsson prepares for a possible takeover

LightSquared Gets Legal Eagles
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2012

LightSquared could be moving toward legal action against the FCC's decision to block its proposed wholesale LTE network in the U.S.

NTCA Fights Back Against FCC
Rewired | 3/14/2012

5:10 PM Group plots political response to perpetual threat of change from regulators that are unsympathetic to the plight of rural telcos

MWC 2012 Photos: NEC Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/14/2012

Just like its peers, NEC had 10 minutes to tell us about three key products it was showing off at Mobile World Congress – here are the results in photo essay format

Verizon Goes All Out for LTE Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2012

Only 5% of its customers use LTE phones today, but Verizon's CTO says that'll change as it will only introduce LTE-friendly phones this year

Apple's Connected TV Nears Production
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2012

Also: Aereo launches in NYC; Rogers rolls Seachange for VoD ads; VUDU primes UltraViolet's pump; Imagine touts TV Everywhere upgrades

Cricket Taps Clearwire for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2012

Prepaid carrier joins Sprint as the second to use Clearwire's wholesale LTE network to fill in gaps in its 4G coverage

Caching Helps LIME Scale Its Data Traffic
LRTV Interviews | 3/14/2012

LIME, the Caribbean operation of Cable & Wireless Communications, has implemented a caching strategy to deal with its data traffic deluge, says COO David Crawford, who also talks about customer care and cloud services

Buckeye Fights U-verse With IP-Fueled Gateways
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2012

Tier 2 MSO taps Arris's Moxi QAM/IP video gateways as it looks to win back customers and kick off an IP video migration plan

Euronews: Big Five to Face Anti-Trust Probe?
News Analysis | 3/14/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: 'E5' group might be in hot water over their cozy chats; Everything Everywhere could get LTE head start; and more

Britain's Bloomin' LTE
Wireless Bits | 3/14/2012

7:40 AM First green shoots appear for next-gen mobile broadband in UK

Cisco Modules Pay Off – for Other Companies
News Analysis | 3/14/2012

Customers unhappy with Cisco's optical-module markups are turning the gray market into a growth business for used-equipment dealers

Monopoly Practices Taint Singapore's NBN
News Analysis | 3/13/2012

The problem with setting up a monopoly is that, sooner or later, it starts behaving like one ...

T-Mobile Could Still Boost HSPA+ Speeds
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2012

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray says that the company could move to HSPA+ 84Mbit/s even as it's deploying LTE

Len Bosack Aims for a Terabit
LRTV Interviews | 3/13/2012

XKL founder Len Bosack gave his company the goal of creating a 1GTbit/s wavelength – back in 2001. At OFC/NFOEC, we asked him why

T-Mobile Trashes Device Subsidies
Que Sera Sarah | 3/13/2012

3:05 PM Carrier's CMO wants customers to pay in full for devices, a nice idea but not one its bigger competitors are likely to get on board with

Engineering EVP Latest Exec to Exit Cablevision
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/13/2012

EVP of Corporate Engineering and Technology James Blackley is the latest exec to leave Cablevision UPDATED 5:30 PM

DT Unveils New Network Vision
News Analysis | 3/13/2012

German giant Deutsche Telekom has taken the cloud as its inspiration for its simplified, OpenFlow-friendly TeraStream Architecture

Bad Business for RIM
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2012

Financial analyst firm ThinkEquity finds that 70% of IT managers could replace their BlackBerry email server in the next two years

Cox Won't Ride UTOPIA's Fiber
The Bauminator | 3/13/2012

10:40 AM It's an explosive idea, but Cox has no plans to breach its franchise walls to deliver services via the municipal fiber network

Intel May Launch a Virtual MSO
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/13/2012

Also: Synacor posts Q4 profit; Docsis modem maker expands into small cells; cable guys give high marks to Coincident

Euronews: Ericsson to Buy Technicolor Service Biz
News Analysis | 3/13/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nordic vendor wants to be bigger in broadcast; Blackstone makes move on eircom; Vodafone does LTE in Portugal

Aereo Strikes Back
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2012

Aereo countersues the broadcasters, seeking a judgment that its broadband TV/network DVR combo doesn't violate copyrights

Phil's Not-So-OFC/NFOEC Pictures
The Philter | 3/12/2012

5:25 PM Phil relies on a timeless technique to find out what's going on in a city you're visiting: Follow the guy in the devil costume who's flanked by tuba players

OFC/NFOEC 2012: Yet More Photos
Craig's A-List | 3/12/2012

3:00 PM An editor's-eye view of the big optical show during its last visit to LA (for now)

MWC 2012 Photos: NSN Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/12/2012

Nokia Siemens Networks had 10 minutes to tell us about three key products it was showing off in Barcelona -- here are the results in photo essay format

SNA Brings the Customer Closer
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/12/2012

Social network analytics (SNA) is becoming increasingly popular as service providers look for ways to gain a competitive edge and better understand their customers

Dish Gets Its Spectrum
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2012

Charlie Ergen's company closes the TerreStar and DBSD acquisitions, but their LTE dreams are still on hold

Apple Shaves Margins for LTE in New iPad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2012

4G LTE connectivity, coupled with a new Retina display, camera and battery, will mean less money per iPad sold for Apple, according to UBM TechInsights

Mapping 4G: AT&T to Expand LTE Footprint
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2012

Ma Bell says it will take 12 more 4G LTE towns and cities live over the next few months

Diller Braces for Battle With Broadcasters
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2012

Also: Ex-SeaChange President reportedly headed to Cablevision; court OKs Entropic-Trident deal; DirecTV's streaming plan; Charter's guarantees

Carriers Crave CDN Action
News Analysis | 3/12/2012

More and more network operators are building caching capabilities into their networks, says Heavy Reading analyst

What Was App at MWC?
Que Sera Sarah | 3/12/2012

LR Mobile stopped by the Mobile Apps pavilion in Barcelona to see what's new in one-minute bursts, but we'll let you decide what's noteworthy. (There's a bit of scratchy audio at first, but please bear with it)

Orange Wants Better Wi-Fi Integration
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2012

With more than 30,000 hotspots already deployed, Orange wants to make it easier for its smartphone customers to access Wi-Fi

Broadcom Helps Cable Operators Go OTT
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2012

Broadcom hits the low and high end with DTA chips that add Ethernet, and a gateway SoC that keeps Web-borne security threats at bay

Where Will T-Mobile Bring LTE First?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2012

The carrier hasn't said where its first LTE deployments will be, but a look at AT&T's divested AWS spectrum and its own 3G launches provides some clues

Euronews: Siemens CFO Slams NSN's Job Cuts
News Analysis | 3/12/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Anger at NSN's German redundancies; Telefónica sheds 1,500 in Brazil; Nokia drops mobile money plan in India

Carriers Catch CDN Fever
LRTV Interviews | 3/12/2012

Ahead of the IPTV World Forum show in London, Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Adi Kishore explains why telcos are starting to build their own content delivery network (CDN) capabilities

Honorable Mentions: March 12
Matt's Mentions | 3/12/2012

5:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Sony Builds Up Its 'Sonyness'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2012

Newly single handset maker looks to mesh more with its parent company, but won't confirm the existence of a gamer's dream phone

Should Service Providers Become 'Dumb Pipes'?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/9/2012

Google says that if everything is turning into bits, service providers need to figure out how to make money as a dumb pipe

Will Moto Go Back to the Future?
The Bauminator | 3/9/2012

4:45 PM One rumored scenario has Edward Breen making a play for Motorola's cable business and spawning the second-coming of General Instrument

Sony Stages a Comeback
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2012

As a newly single company, Sony plans to build more tightly integrated mobile devices that tap into Sony's TV and gaming businesses

Motorola Pushes Ahead on Cable Access
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/9/2012

The fate of Moto's cable business may be in flux, but the vendor is plowing ahead with its CCAP development plans

Ericsson Trims North America Workforce
News Analysis | 3/9/2012

Up to 10% of Ericsson's North American staff are being laid off, but the vendor says it's not part of any cost-cutting plan

The Rural vs. Urban FTTx Myth
LRTV Documentaries | 3/9/2012

Google's Milo Medin says there is no rural vs. urban debate when it comes to building a fiber-to-the-home network. It's just that some cities make the cost of building too high

ZTE Lays Out US Wireless Gameplan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2012

ZTE's US chief explains how the Chinese handset maker will make a name for itself in the US – first with carriers, then consumers

iPad Data Plans: Same As It Ever Was
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2012

Users won't get a bigger data bucket for the hi-def, high-speed new iPad from Apple

Asia-Pacific Tablet Market Is Ready for Prime Time
Research Rewind | 3/9/2012

11:00 AM This Week: Tablets in Asia-Pacific; iPad announced; Egyptian and Iranian telecom markets; M2M success strategies for operators

Should We All Share One Network?
LRTV Documentaries | 3/9/2012

Google's Milo Medin discusses why he finds monopolies distasteful and why infrastructure competition is needed, even though it seems inefficient to overbuild other networks

Broadcasters Push for Basic Cable TV Encryption
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/9/2012

Also: FCC seeks more data on Verizon-MSO deals; Netflix's House of Cards suffers a setback; Moto says the set-top future is bright

Google's Milo Medin: ARPU Is Not Infinite
LRTV Documentaries | 3/9/2012

Google's Milo Medin reminds us that cutting network costs makes sense because the average revenue per user that any one service provider can extract from its customers is limited

OS Watch: Apple iPhone Updates Photos, Not 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2012

Also: Google locks developers in to pay for Play; Microsoft shuts down its old app store; Samsung delays Galaxy S Ice Cream Sandwich update

BlueVia Tackles the App Gap
News Analysis | 3/9/2012

There's still a 'big gap' between telcos and the app developer community, but Telefónica's BlueVia is trying to build bridges

Euronews: ST-Ericsson Shuffles Its Pack
News Analysis | 3/9/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Musical chairs at chip joint venture; Steely Neelie stands firm (again); Iliad says non to the 'smears'

Silicon Photonics Signals Red Alert for 100G
News Analysis | 3/9/2012

Between 100G developments and the arrival of Cisco, should the optical industry be freaking out about silicon photonics?

MWC 2012: BlueVia's Apps Appeal
LRTV Interviews | 3/9/2012

José Valles, the head of Telefónica Digital's BlueVia, talks about the ongoing efforts to bring apps developers and service providers closer together, BlueVia's relationship with Microsoft, the evolution of Open Web Devices and Euro 2012

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-Up
LRTV Soundbites | 3/9/2012

Mobile World Congress 2012 Wrap-Up

Ericsson Builds a Terabit
News Analysis | 3/8/2012

You knew somebody at OFC/NFOEC would be talking about terabit

OFC/NFOEC 2012 Day 2
LRTV Soundbites | 3/8/2012

Why Google Will Dump Moto's Cable Biz
The Bauminator | 3/8/2012

2:05 PM It's not just about set-tops. Google may saw off and try to sell the rest of Motorola's cable business

MWC 2012 Photos: AlcaLu Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/8/2012

With just 10 minutes and a tight brief, what did the Alcatel-Lucent team show us at its Mobile World Congress home? Check out this photo essay

Google Gets OK for Video Over Fiber
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/8/2012

Also: Roku seeks expansion cash; Comcast VoD joining TiVo in April; another Cablevision exec exits; Cox expands IT service

New iPad Can Be Speedy Without 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2012

A 42Mbit/s upgrade is good news for iPad fans worldwide as well as AT&T users stymied by the carrier's small LTE footprint

thePlatform Adds Subscriptions to TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/8/2012

Comcast unit adds metadata management pieces that let MSOs develop customizable OTT video packages

Huawei Strives for Optical Respect
News Analysis | 3/8/2012

A cherished post-deadline paper moves Huawei closer to its goal of joining the optical cool kids

Euronews: Limited Release for New iPad
News Analysis | 3/8/2012

Hot on the EMEA agenda today: Only four European markets are getting the 'new iPad' initially; cable services sector growth accelerates; Iliad grows

Sprint Could Support 4G iPad (But Doesn't Yet)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2012

The third-ranked US carrier gets no love at Apple's launch of its first 4G iPad

Apple Intros First 4G LTE iPad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2012

The 'new iPad' got faster data connectivity, a better display and a boatload of software updates but no fancy fresh name

LTE Not a Selling Point for Apple's New iPad
Que Sera Sarah | 3/7/2012

4:15 PM 4G speeds aren't worth hocking my iPad 2 for the new version when data caps make it a pricey proposition

New Apple TV Induces Zs
The Bauminator | 3/7/2012

3:45 PM Even as a sideshow to the new iPad, the new Apple TV is a ho-hum addition to the family

Peeking Ahead Into Terabit Ethernet
News Analysis | 3/7/2012

Low-loss waveguides (to fend off a power crisis in 2018) and radical modulation tricks are on researcher Dan Blumenthal's mind

Still Waiting for Optical Consolidation
Craig's A-List | 3/7/2012

2:30 PM -- Don't bother stopping us. You've heard this one before

OFC/NFOEC 2012: 100G Progress
LRTV Interviews | 3/7/2012

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin gives us an update on 100G and we discuss how close the industry is getting to settling on the next leap forward in transport bandwidth

Telefónica to Hatch Startups
EuroBlog | 3/7/2012

1:50 PM Spanish giant wants to find the 'Steve Jobs of Europe'

OFC/NFOEC 2012: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 3/7/2012

Our annual trek to OFC/NFOEC provides a visual tour of Hollywood-esque marketing, show floor games, and masterful sales messages

Telco Giants Boast Optical Breakthroughs
News Analysis | 3/7/2012

Deutsche Telekom, Huawei and NTT are all shouting loudly about their latest optical transmission developments

OFC/NFOEC 2012: Terabit Research Update
LRTV Interviews | 3/7/2012

Dan Blumenthal of the Terabit Optical Ethernet Center describes some key research areas and explains the idea of splitting up a modulation space. From the OSA Executive Forum at OFC/NFOEC

Is the Set-Top Duopoly on Its Deathbed?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/7/2012

If Moto and Cisco end up exiting the set-top business, here are the top candidates and dark horses that are poised to fill the gap

Netflix Goes Fishing for Cable Deals
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/7/2012

Also: Google may unload Moto's STB biz; Cox's new COO; HughesNet eyes faster satellite broadband; ABC Family gets iOS-friendly

Ciena Posts Slimmer Q1 Loss
News Analysis | 3/7/2012

Fiscal Q1 net loss of $47.7M is better than a year ago, while CEO Gary Smith points to signs of underlying strength

Ides of March Looms for LightSquared
Wireless Bits | 3/7/2012

7:00 AM Sprint reportedly poised to pull plug on network share deal on March 15

Euronews: NSN Offloads Fixed-Wireless Gear
News Analysis | 3/7/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN waves goodbye to Expedience range; Deutsche Telekom's burst of speed; BT wins Standard Life deal

Apple iPad: 4G or Not 4G?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2012

That is the question, even if Apple has actually given scant evidence about what it is unveiling Wednesday

Balancing Faster 4G Data & Tighter Caps
Jonestown | 3/6/2012

4:30 PM With 4G LTE poised to chew through more data than ever before, Wi-Fi will help users balance faster downloads with data caps

Google Plays With Android Market Branding
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2012

Revamps its marketing to wrap apps, music, movies and more into one 'Google Play'-branded service in hopes of making money on mobile services

Rivals Try to Freeze Verizon-MSO Spectrum Buy
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/6/2012

Some Verizon Wireless and MSO competitors are pretty [REDACTED] that they can't see every detail of the [REDACTED] commercial agreements

BT: CIOs Need Smarter Network Tools
News Analysis | 3/6/2012

Yes, it's yet another intelligent network, but this one aims at making CIOs and IT directors smarter at using and planning services

Chip Power Fuels 100G Startup
News Analysis | 3/6/2012

Startups like Acacia – which we now know is shipping 100G modules – are betting semiconductors will rule the next generation of devices

OSA 2012: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 3/6/2012

Snaps and captions from Monday's meeting of the optical networking elite

AT&T: Most iPads Stay Connected
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2012

AT&T's M2M chief says the future of tablets is LTE, and you can bet he's hoping Apple fuels the trend with a 4G iPad this week

Will Satellite Get Caught in VZ's LTE Crossfire?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/6/2012

Also: Cable's interactive ads paddle ahead without Canoe; Carlos Slim's Mexican streaming service; Alticast pitches ITV ecosystem

CBoss Kicked Out of MWC 2013
News Analysis | 3/6/2012

GSM Association boots Russian BSS vendor out of next year's Mobile World Congress

MWC 2012 Photos: Ericsson Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 3/6/2012

Ericsson had 10 minutes to tell us about its three key products it was showing off in Barcelona -- here are the results in photo essay format

Verizon Takes LTE to Rural Homes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2012

New HomeFusion service brings LTE speeds to underserved rural homes and could serve as replacement if Verizon's spectrum holdings allow it

Docomo Winds Down Femto Services
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2012

Japanese operator will stop offering femto services later this year, but will still give away the tiny base stations for free

OFC/NFOEC 2012 Day 1
LRTV Soundbites | 3/6/2012

OFC/NFOEC 2012 Day 1

Euronews: AlcaLu Steps Back From 'Cliff'
News Analysis | 3/6/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu CEO finds a more secure financial footing; NSN outsources OSS-related jobs; Spanish operators rapped by EC

AlcaLu Can Do 400G Too
News Analysis | 3/6/2012

Wouldn't Dr Seuss be proud! It turns out Ciena isn't the only vendor with an enhanced 100G story that points a way to 400G

MaxLinear Hints at a 1Gbit/s Future
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/6/2012

A new MaxLinear tuner supports D3 modems that can bond 24 downstream channels, providing the building blocks for an IP video simulcast

Verizon Fears 4G Spectrum Shortfall
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2012

Big Red says it needs cable's AWS capacity to help it avoid a spectrum strain in some 4G markets by 2013, and many others by 2015

Comcast Goes Big With Xfinity Home
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/5/2012

MSO's home security/monitoring service is up in one-third of its footprint, is expected to be in the bulk of its markets by the year's end

Nokia to Shut Down Ovi Share
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2012

Nokia users won't have the Ovi Share user content store anymore by the end of May

Verizon Loves Its 100G
News Analysis | 3/5/2012

Verizon expects to deploy 100Gbit/s in metro networks in early 2013, exec says as he kicks off the OSA Executive Forum at OFC/NFOEC

TeliaSonera Plots 4G Voice Service in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2012

TeliaSonera explained its LTE voice services strategy in an interview with Light Reading Mobile

Netflix Streaming Dominates Pay-TV VoD
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/5/2012

Also: Net neutrality challenges get court clearance; Roku CEO weighs effects of a virtual MSO; deal-making slows down TV Everywhere

Cisco’s Big Small-Cell Ambitions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2012

LTE small cell is 'on horizon' but Wi-Fi remains the capacity champ as Cisco bigs up its small-cell portfolio

SingTel to Buy Amobee for $321M
News Analysis | 3/5/2012

APAC powerhouse to buy mobile ad specialist as part of a group-wide reorganization that aims to preserve direct customer relationships

Infinera's New Euro Scalp
EuroBlog | 3/5/2012

7:15 AM Could DTN-X deal be back door into Vodafone?

Euronews: S&P Downgrades Nokia Debt
News Analysis | 3/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia gets a 'BBB-' from S&P; Deutsche Telekom goes cloud-crazy; Infinera lands DTN-X deal; Huawei helps out Mobily

Dell Tweaks Force10 for a Virtual Future
News Analysis | 3/5/2012

Force10's switches are now outfitted for a virtualized future, adding Dell's name to a crowded data-center battle

Honorable Mentions: March 5
Matt's Mentions | 3/5/2012

5:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Sweden's First LTE Smartphones
LRTV Interviews | 3/5/2012

TeliaSonera started selling this week the first LTE smartphones in Europe and VP of System Development Tommy Ljunggren explained the early experiences with LTE voice services as well as the operator's pricing strategy for 4G services

M&A Interest in NSN's BSS Assets Builds
News Analysis | 3/5/2012

Potential buyers are sizing up the service provider IT (SPIT) assets that Nokia Siemens Networks has put on the block

FCC Puts Dish's LTE Plan on Ice
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2012

Dish's LTE network plans are stuck in neutral after the FCC decides to pursue a formal rulemaking on how Dish's spectrum can be used

Dish's LTE Plan Could Be in Jeopardy
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2012

Unless Dish gets its waiver, a looming vote at the FCC on March 21 could derail Dish's plan to build a video-capable 4G network

Diller's Aereo Under Legal Attack
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2012

Also: Apple's pay-TV plan hits a media roadblock; MSOs push for basic tier lockup; ex-SeaChange CEO resurfaces; ONO does more TiVo

The Telecom CMOs: NSN's Barry French
iBraue | 3/2/2012

11:00 AM Light Reading talks to Barry French, CMO of NSN, and finds out what the big marketing picture is for the vendor

MWC 2012: Foto Fiesta
Wireless Bits | 3/2/2012

9:45 AM Michelle's unofficial Mobile World Congress slideshow

MWC 2012: Show Floor Pics
Slide Shows | 3/2/2012

Devices, dresses and two men in a Connected House bed ... some of the enduring images from this year's Mobile World Congress

Just the Facts, MAM
Research Rewind | 3/2/2012

8:00 AM This week: 3G in China; mobile banking; Akamai's licensed CDN; enabling multi-CoS Ethernet; mobile application management

Euronews: Vivendi Vexed Over Free Ride
News Analysis | 3/2/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: France Telecom made it too easy for Free, says Vivendi boss; Russians eye Bulgaria's Vivacom; Nitel to be liquidated

MWC 2012: Dan's Tour
Slide Shows | 3/2/2012

LR's Mr Mobile went for a wander round some of the halls, taking time out for coffee, sunshine and unexpected student protests

Netflix's Path Into MSOs Becomes Clearer
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/2/2012

With the Starz deal ended, Netflix might find itself becoming a bigger part of some operators' plans

MWC 2012: A One-Armed Android in Barcelona
Que Sera Sarah | 3/2/2012

3:00 AM He may be missing an arm, but our little green correspondent didn't miss any of the action in Barcelona..

The Telecom CMOs: AlcaLu's Stephen Carter
iBraue | 3/1/2012

4:45 PM Light Reading interviews star telecom CMO Stephen Carter of Alcatel-Lucent

Windstream Prepares to Merge With OTT Video
News Analysis | 3/1/2012

Its Merge service with Roku is just the first step in what the telco promises will be a unique and aggressive strategy to bulk up broadband

Cisco Tops CMTS Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2012

CMTS downstreams surge in 2011, but vendors could have cause for concern as the cost per port plummets

Banks Get on the Phone, Tablet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/1/2012

Mobile banking is fast becoming a mainstream service demanded by more affluent users

Mobile Upload Uprising
Que Sera Sarah | 3/1/2012

10:35 AM Juniper says operators need to get ready for every smartphone owner to become a mobile broadcaster

Russian Into LTE TDD
EuroBlog | 3/1/2012

10:15 AM MTS has a TDD license and isn't stopping there

Netflix Plays Friendly With Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/1/2012

Also: Netflix subs no longer seeing Starz; TW Cable closes Insight buy, setting up Willner's exit; Cogeco bugs out of Europe

Sprint Sees iPhone Subsidies as Necessary Evil
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2012

Sprint isn't thrilled that rising smartphone subsidies will drag down profits this year, but admits it had to buck up for the iPhone

Sprint Talks iPhone Subsidies, LTE Devices
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2012

The iPhone will be a drag on Sprint's profits this year, but VP of Product Fared Adib says the company had to carry it to retain customers and appease those who stayed

Ciena Pushes Ahead to 400G
News Analysis | 3/1/2012

A new chip will start Ciena's 400G generation, but really it's about doing more with 100G

Euronews: Tata Considers C&WW Bid
News Analysis | 3/1/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Indian giant looks at UK services provider; TeliaSonera buys some fiber; SFR slumps in 2011; lightRadio in the UAE

MWC 2012: StarHub Profits From CEM
LRTV Interviews | 3/1/2012

The implementation of a customer experience management (CEM) strategy at Singapore's StarHub has helped boost the operator's bottom line, says CEO Neil Montefiore

Looking for lightRadio
Wireless Bits | 3/1/2012

3:00 AM Light Reading Mobile did some small cell spotting here at MWC

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