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Arris Cuts 500 Staff
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/28/2013

Layoffs hit former Motorola Home and Arris staff at Horsham, Pa. and 24 other facilities

Xbox Puts Time Warner App on Tap
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/28/2013

Hundreds of live channels to stream through Microsoft platform

BlackBerry Hopes Services Will Be Its Savior
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2013

After a disappointing first quarter, BlackBerry is trying to downplay device sales and position itself as an end-to-end platform provider

DirecTV Takes DVR Over Wi-Fi
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/28/2013

Satellite TV giant introduces DVR streaming over Wi-Fi connections

Euronews: Roaming Cuts Kick In, Big-Time
News Analysis | 6/28/2013

Also in today's EMEA lineup: Telenor, Ooredoo score in Myanmar; Spain in EU trouble over access charges; Orange pumped over Tour de France

Huawei Has Its Eyes on the 4G Prize
News Analysis | 6/28/2013

The major mobile infrastructure companies are on tenterhooks over China Mobile's LTE TDD equipment deals – except Huawei, it seems

Verizon's 5 Step LTE Program
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2013

Completing its LTE rollout may have been the easy part as Verizon preps for the next wave of 4G innovation

Cisco's Insieme Doesn't Like Your SDN Model
News Analysis | 6/27/2013

Neither fish nor fowl, Cisco's Application-Centric Infrastructure seems built to address so-called shortcomings of two main software-defined networking (SDN) camps

Is There Any Hope for Europe?
EuroBlog | 6/27/2013

As APAC and North America forge ahead, Europe seems stuck in yesteryear

OS Updates: From a Firefox to a Safari Shakedown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2013

July kicks off with mobile operating system action from Mozilla, HP, Opera Mini and others

TWC Commits to $85M Data Center Expansion
News Analysis | 6/27/2013

Video and IP service demands drive requirement for second major storage facility

NTT Advances SDN
News Analysis | 6/27/2013

NTT Communications is enhancing its reputation as an SDN trailblazer in the telco world.

Verizon Completes LTE Rollout, Turns to VoLTE
News Analysis | 6/27/2013

Having covered its 500th LTE market, Verizon is now eager to perfect 4G voice and is looking to LTE-Advanced

Euronews: UK Fiber Funding in Disarray
News Analysis | 6/27/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu gets Italian job, re-jigs its finances; EC study tells us what we already know

Dish Cedes to Sprint's Clearwire Bid
News Analysis | 6/26/2013

It's the end of the line for Dish's Clearwire bid, as the satellite provider officially withdraws

LTE Inches Closer to Roaming the Globe
News Analysis | 6/26/2013

Interconnect deals and operator urgency are helping bring LTE users closer to global roaming

Service Provider SDN Gets Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/26/2013

Pioneering service providers are driving forward with SDN use cases to show how SDN concepts perform in the real world

Cisco Drops Hints About Insieme & SDN
News Analysis | 6/26/2013

The 'vision' behind Insieme is all about rethinking how the data center operates. As for the products ... Hey, look at this other stuff!

SK Telecom Debuts LTE-Advanced
News Analysis | 6/26/2013

South Korean operator is the first to turn on LTE-Advanced services and have a handset to go with it

Euronews: Telstra Crashes Euro Cloud Party
News Analysis | 6/26/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Germans scrutinize cable consolidation; Vodafone shares networks in Greece; Ericsson scores in Norway

thePlatform Takes a Latin Twist
News Analysis | 6/25/2013

The Comcast-owned video publishing firm strikes a deal to extend its reach to Latin America

Cox Checks Into Hotel Wi-Fi
News Analysis | 6/25/2013

Already a player in Vegas, the third-largest US MSO is angling for more of the hospitality market

Photos: Cable Show 2013
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/25/2013

Snapshots from the Cable Show in steamy, rainy Washington, D.C.

Plumgrid Launches SDN Overlay Platform
News Analysis | 6/25/2013

The SDN startup reveals details of its platform, which eschews the OpenFlow controller model in favor of a Nicira-like overlay

AT&T Opens New Innovation Labs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2013

Opens up two new Foundry innovation labs to develop devices and apps for the home and connected car

Sprint Shareholders Approve SoftBank Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2013

Sprint shareholders finally get to okay the proposed $21.6B merger with Japan's SoftBank

T-Mobile to Debut LTE-A 'Features' in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2013

T-Mobile SVP Dave Mayo talks LTE-Advanced, macro network upgrades and small-cell futures at Light Reading show in NYC

New Gigabit Player Plans Debut
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/25/2013

Gigabit Squared aims to launch 1Gbit/s service in Seattle for $80 a month next year

Euronews: Swisscom Opts for Some OTT Action
News Analysis | 6/25/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN breaks LTE TDD upload record; German regulator presses ahead with auction; Allot scores LTE hat-trick

Intel Aims to Cut NFV Latency
News Analysis | 6/25/2013

The chip vendor says it's added a hypervisor improvement that makes virtual networks more carrier-grade

Instagram's New Data Hog: Video
Que Sera Sarah | 6/24/2013

With 5 million Instagram videos sent in the first 24 hours, operators should keep an eye on the unfiltered growth of filtered video sharing

Cisco's Old Warhorse Gets a Successor
News Analysis | 6/24/2013

No, not John Chambers. We're talking about the older-than-the-hills Catalyst 6500

MSOs Slash Equipment Spending
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/24/2013

CMTS and edge QAM shipments and revenues fall in Q1 but are expected to pick up

U.S. Cellular CEO Trades Mobile for Makeup
News Analysis | 6/24/2013

CEO Mary Dillon leaves regional carrier to run Ultra Beauty; TDS exec Kenneth Myers steps into CEO role

Antenna TV Roars Back
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/24/2013

Number of US broadcast-only TV homes jumps again in latest research survey

Shotgun Scenario for Subsea Operators
EuroBlog | 6/24/2013

Submarine network operators are tapped whether they like it or not, suggests report

Euronews: Vodafone Strikes €7.7B Kabel Deal
News Analysis | 6/24/2013

New balls please! As the greensward of Wimbledon prepares for its annual onslaught, we check out what Vodafone and other heavy hitters of EMEA telecom are up to

LG Brings Smarts to Cable
LRTV Interviews | 6/24/2013

Consumer electronics giant seeks to crack cable market with smart TVs and set-tops galore

British Spooks Tap the Global Net
EuroBlog | 6/21/2013

And you thought the NSA was up to no good with Prism?

NSN Gets Its Cloud On
News Analysis | 6/21/2013

Nokia Siemens Networks CTO explains the importance of cloud capabilities and user personalization to the vendor's strategic vision and gives his views on SDN and NFV

AT&T Ramps Up U-verse
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/21/2013

Big telco tests bonded VDSL2 gateway that can produce downstream speeds up to 45 Mbit/s

4G Voice Releases Its Stranglehold on Battery Life
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2013

The battery-draining potential of VoLTE is becoming less of a concern for wireless operators as the chips catch up

Euronews: AT&T Goes on the Prowl
News Analysis | 6/21/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Is Nokia undervalued?; Ericsson's Swiss role; Monsieur Iliad eyes Belgium

TV Everywhere Getting Somewhere?
LRTV Interviews | 6/21/2013

While most US consumers still don't know they can get multi-screen video, the number who do know is rising

Sprint Ups Bid for Clearwire to $5 a Share
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2013

Sprint isn't giving up on Clearwire, upping its offer to exceed Dish's

If These Cars Could Talk
Que Sera Sarah | 6/20/2013

In-vehicle connectivity becomes a lot more valuable when it extends outside the car

TiMetra at Heart of AlcaLu's Shift
EuroBlog | 6/20/2013

Would Alcatel-Lucent even have a company to turn around if it hadn't bought TiMetra in 2003?

Small Firms Love Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/20/2013

But midsize and larger firms are more satisfied with telcos, reveals J.D. Power study

Cisco Sees NFV as a Key to New Sales
News Analysis | 6/20/2013

The company would be happy to apply recent acquisitions to network functions virtualization – assuming NFV keeps away from routers, of course

Bartering for Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2013

New Amdocs study finds that consumers will share personal data for broadband amenities

Euronews: Swisscom Boasts LTE Roaming
News Analysis | 6/20/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Microsoft sniffs around Nokia; Dutch backbone boost from Huawei; Iliad's femtocell for the home

Dish Throws in the Towel on Sprint Buy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2013

Says it will focus its efforts on fighting Sprint for Clearwire instead

LG Woos Hotels With Free EPGs
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2013

CE giant seeks to make further inroads in hospitality TV market with offer

Cable Is Key to 'New' Alcatel-Lucent
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/19/2013

Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes highlights cable's growing importance as he outlines the vendor's new strategy

Alcatel-Lucent Builds Future Around IP
News Analysis | 6/19/2013

New CEO Michel Combes introduces his 'Shift Plan' to revitalize the vendor, with Basil Alwan's IP division at the heart of everything

BT Appoints New CEO
News Analysis | 6/19/2013

BT Retail chief to take top job as Ian Livingston quits to become government minister

Euronews: Does Huawei Have Designs on Nokia?
News Analysis | 6/19/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu unveils its Shift Plan; Vodafone ups Kabel Deutschland offer; Orange launches 4G in Spain, Joyn services in France

Sigma Systems Signs Suddenlink
News Analysis | 6/18/2013

OSS vendor lands seventh-largest US MSO for launch of business services fulfillment product

Android OS: A Crucial Yet 'Dull' Update Coming?
Jonestown | 6/18/2013

Analyst Richard Windsor suspects Google will make the hardware requirements less costly for Android 5.0 so it can grab more low-end market share in 2014

Transport Vendors Pitch Platform Progress
News Analysis | 6/18/2013

Optical and Carrier Ethernet vendors such as Accedian, ADVA, Coriant, Telco Systems and Transmode have product enhancements and – gasp – they're not all about SDN!

Cable EPON Gear Makes the Grade
News Analysis | 6/18/2013

CableLabs qualifies first eight EPON products for cable operators under DPoE specs

Sprint Dishes Out a Lawsuit Over Clearwire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2013

Sprint suit says Dish's bid for Clearwire violates investor rights

C-Spire Picks Devicespace for Wi-Fi Reach
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2013

Regional operator will tap into Devicescape's 12 million-strong amenity Wi-Fi hotspot network

Coriant Boasts 'SDN-Plus' System
News Analysis | 6/18/2013

Optical network management system goes beyond software-defined networking (SDN), says CEO

Euronews: Liberty Enters Kabel M&A Fray
News Analysis | 6/18/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Orange board backs Richard; HTC vets launch new mobile brand; Qatar invests in fiber rollout

Thinking Inside the Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/17/2013

Visible World, FourthWall Media team to put addressable ads on more cable set-tops

Samsung's LTE-Advanced Bravado Is Premature
Que Sera Sarah | 6/17/2013

Says its next Galaxy smartphone will support LTE-Advanced, but its speeds – and network options – fall short

Broadband: It's All Hot Air for Google
Jonestown | 6/17/2013

Google's broadband balloon ambitions, which have been years in the making, finally get off the ground with 'Project Loon'.

Sprint's Summer of 4G LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2013

Sprint adds 22 new LTE markets to hit 110 towns & cities with its new 4G network

Ruckus Seeks Cable Love
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2013

Wireless vendor unveils new outdoor access point for cable Wi-Fi deployments

Cisco Brings SON Innovation to Israel
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2013

New innovation center will test Cisco's self-optimizing heterogeneous network with local telco Pelephone

Cable Operators Show Them the Money
News Analysis | 6/17/2013

Cable operators use cash incentives to cut off content deals with OTT rivals

Finding T-Mo 2: Manhattan Data Transfers
Jonestown | 6/17/2013

T-Mobile appears to be tuning up its LTE network in Manhattan ahead of an expected summer launch

LTE RF: Complicated by Design
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2013

The complexity of LTE means more costs, less room for antenna vendors, Heavy Reading finds

Euronews: Did AT&T Prep Telefónica Bid?
News Analysis | 6/17/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: New boss at TeliaSonera; Orange CEO gets some support; Neelie talks pasta; 400G news

Chip Vendors Chase NFV
News Analysis | 6/14/2013

And the network functions virtualization effort could use the help from the chip community, one carrier rep says

AT&T Nudges Prepaid Customers to LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2013

New GoPhone prepaid plans include more LTE data for less

ESPN Exits the Third Dimension
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/14/2013

Sports programmer plans to pull plug on pricey 3D network by year's end

Is NSN Ready to Be Sold?
EuroBlog | 6/14/2013

Speculation suggests Siemens has been touting its telecom systems joint venture Nokia Siemens Networks to private equity firms

Reliance Jio Selects 4G Vendors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2013

Sources suggest Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Samsung have been chosen for Reliance Jio's major LTE TDD rollout

ZTE, Marvell Break New VoLTE Ground
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2013

Marvell's chips support landmark TDD-based 4G voice call set up by ZTE over China Mobile's network

Euronews: EU Probes Google's Android Deals
News Analysis | 6/14/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Roaming charges get death sentence; Finland debut for Jolla smartphone; survey finds LTE anxiety

Is TV Everywhere Going Nowhere?
News Analysis | 6/13/2013

Most US consumers still don't know they can get multi-screen video

Clearwire Board Flip-Flops for Dish Over Sprint
News Analysis | 6/13/2013

Now says the satellite TV operator's bid represents a 29% premium over majority owner Sprint's bid

Upstart Instart Logic Aims for Akamai
News Analysis | 6/13/2013

A new CDN player claims to serve pages and apps twice as fast as incumbents, even over wireless

Carrier CTO Sees 100G Tipping Point
News Analysis | 6/13/2013

The deployment of 100GigE ports on routers is about to become affordable, according to a European carrier executive

On Your Toes, Coriant!
EuroBlog | 6/13/2013

European optical transport vendor now has a rival vendor for company in TeliaSonera's regional network

Euronews: Samsung Sets Up in Nokia's Backyard
News Analysis | 6/13/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: French minister questions Richard's future; AlcaLu lands London-Moscow link; Numericable IPO in the offing

Comcast Tightens Its Cloud Embrace
News Analysis | 6/12/2013

The MSO's cloud-based IP video services will launch later this year

Cyan Builds an SDN Club
News Analysis | 6/12/2013

Friendly SDN companies agree to interoperate, but the list is missing some big names. Lots of them, actually.

Sprint Gives Dish One More Shot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2013

The saga heats up as Sprint gives Dish one more chance to improve on Softbank's sweetened offer

Jinni Powers Comcast X2 Recommendations
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/12/2013

Jinni's search technology wins another cable convert in Comcast

Mediacom Opens Its TiVo Account
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/12/2013

Eighth-largest US cable operator and long-time Motorola STB customer Mediacom is rolling out TiVo's next-gen platform

NSN Unveils Its 'Technology Vision'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2013

Outlines 'six pillars' to meet the needs of mobile operators between now and 2020

Euronews: Vodafone Confirms Kabel Bid
News Analysis | 6/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Google buys Israeli map app firm; UK spooks go after Skype; Colt shrinks its energy bill

Data Center Owners Doubt SDN
Que Sera Sarah | 6/12/2013

Chicago's newest data center operators aren't buying the SDN hype – at least not yet

'X' Marks Cisco's New Core-Router Upgrade
News Analysis | 6/11/2013

No, it's not the zippy new CTR platform, but it's a step up

Cable Embraces Big Data
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2013

Cable Show vendors and panels bring industry focus to the Big Data issue

Comcast Turns Homes Into Hotspots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2013

MSO also launches new home control and energy management services

Euronews: Prism Prompts EU Data Rethink
News Analysis | 6/11/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Stephane Richard is Out of Office; UK broadband program in for a pasting; ousted Nokia managers find new role

Arris Shows Off New Mojo
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2013

Company executives spell out product strategies for combined Arris-Motorola portfolio

Icontrol Rubs Its Touchstone
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/11/2013

Vendor unveils new self-install solution for home networking and control that's at the heart of Comcast's new service.

Apple iTunes Radio Brings the Beat to LTE
Que Sera Sarah | 6/10/2013

And the heat, too, as the streaming music service is bound to test the limits of operators' new LTE networks

AT&T Lures Sprint Subs With PTT iPhone App
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2013

AT&T offers an enhanced push-to-talk iPhone app as Sprint's iDEN shutdown date approaches

Prism in a Big Data World
EuroBlog | 6/10/2013

Debate around the Prism revelations is far-reaching, but how shocking are these developments?

Cable Show 2013: Hot Tech Topics
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2013

Gateways, X1, RDK, CCAP and HTML5 will be under the spotlight at the annual cable confab in Washington DC

Next-Gen Challenges of LTE RF Design
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/10/2013

Current challenges add up to major, emerging, long-term opportunities for antenna vendors and other RF companies

Euronews: Deutsche Telekom Embraces OTT
News Analysis | 6/10/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT tackles BYOD; Dutch deal for Openet; Ericsson notches UK managed services win

Zenverge Plugs Into RDK
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2013

Silicon firm boasts quad-stream video transcoding for reference development kit (RDK) IP-enabled devices

Insert This!
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2013

This Technology adds adverts to alternate linear IP video streams

LG Shows Off Its Cable Credentials
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/10/2013

Major consumer electronics vendor plans splashy Cable Show debut with set-tops galore

Oclaro Makes Changes at the Top
News Analysis | 6/7/2013

Alain Couder is out as CEO, as the optical components vendor continues to try to steady the ship

ZTE Boasts 400G Breakthrough
News Analysis | 6/7/2013

Chinese vendor says it's not just how far a signal goes, but how fat the pipe is too – although both claims might be challenged...

AT&T Eyes 500K More Customers in Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2013

Carrier accelerates its LTE rollout schedule and revamps its prepaid plans as it forecasts adding half a million postpaid wireless subs this quarter

Can Telcos Deliver 'Smart City as a Service'?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/7/2013

Smart city projects and programs have several different drivers, sources of funding and outcomes

No End to Mobile Mania
News Analysis | 6/7/2013

Industry experts expect the use of connected mobile devices to keep soaring

Euronews: Telefónica Forms Mobile Security Unit
News Analysis | 6/7/2013

Also in this roundup: Huawei cites British political support; LTE-Advanced and LTE action across Europe; more Free pressure in France

Ciena Soars as 100G Boosts Its Top Line
News Analysis | 6/6/2013

Transport equipment vendor's stock jumped more than 17 percent following its fiscal second-quarter report but it's still in the red

ActiveVideo Tightens Its Cable Ties
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2013

Vendor snares new and expanded MSO deals with cloud-based video platform

Security Concerns Cling to Huawei
EuroBlog | 6/6/2013

Redacted UK security report raises further concerns about Chinese vendor's perceived state links

Vubiquity & TiVo Play Ball
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/6/2013

Agreement will see Vubiqiuity's VoD streaming service added to TiVo boxes

Euronews: $1B M&A Deal Raises Concerns
News Analysis | 6/6/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EE introduces 4G shared data tariffs; Telecom Italia merger on back-burner; investor rage in Saudi

Guavus Nabs Cable 'Pipeline'
News Analysis | 6/6/2013

Data analytics firm purchases platform offering IPDR data for cable operators

Ring Ma Bell: AT&T Continues 4G Summer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/5/2013

AT&T continues its summertime push with 4G LTE, extending its footprint to 261 markets

Rogers Bridges Digital Divide
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/5/2013

Big Canadian MSO launches pilot broadband program for low-income families

Euronews: Tension Rises Over UK Security Report
News Analysis | 6/5/2013

Also: Orange ups its customer care commitments; Vodafone linked to German cable network bid; Viber barred in Saudi

Quantenna Quickens Intel Gateways
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/5/2013

Semiconductor specialist puts its fastest Wi-Fi chipset in Intel's video gateways

Verizon Re-ups Mobile Deal With NFL
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2013

Verizon and the NFL ink a multiyear deal extension to stream all NFL games live to mobile devices beginning in 2014

Big Switch Pulls Back from OpenDaylight
News Analysis | 6/4/2013

A rift forms in the big, happy group. Who could have predicted that?

Next Up: FreedomPop Vox
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2013

For its next trick, FreedomPop plots a free voice and data plan for Android phones, as its CEO envisages the leap to LTE

Casa Gets French Kiss
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2013

Vendor wins CMTS contract and CCAP nod from Numericable

Broadcom Unveils 1.6G Gateway Chip
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/4/2013

New system-on-a-chip sets the bar high for next generation hybrid cable gateway functionality

Euronews: 4G Gives EE a Capital Edge
News Analysis | 6/4/2013

Also: NSN boasts RAN crown; Ooredoo turns on its LTE services; Telenor encourages mobile data roaming; Ericsson's stat attack; Virgin Media's executive shuffle; Casa's French fancy

T-Mobile Adds More MDM to Its Business Case
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2013

Carrier leans on partners to build out its enterprise offerings

Israel to Put the Kibosh on Carrier Wi-Fi Offload?
Que Sera Sarah | 6/3/2013

Regulation to block carriers from using public Wi-Fi could cripple future Wi-Fi integration strategies

Hulu Brings in Billion-Dollar Bids
LR Cable News Analysis | 6/3/2013

Hulu has got new billion-dollar offers on the table for its online video service

Euronews: Vodafone Ups UK Capex by 50%
News Analysis | 6/3/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica looks at sale of Irish unit; Nokia's tax downer in India; NSN to close Calcutta plant

Finding T-Mo: More Magenta 4G Signals Appear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2013

Now T-Mobile's LTE network shows up in the heart of Texas, Philly and Seattle ahead of an official launch

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