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DOCSIS 3.1 Makes Debut
News Analysis | 10/31/2013

CableLabs' new broadband spec will bring multi-gigabit speeds to cable industry, fueling more speed wars with FTTP and telcos.

Sprint Sparks Up Vendors for Faster 4G LTE
News Analysis | 10/31/2013

Sprint is using AlcaLu, NSN, and Samsung for its LTE TDD rollout and says it has tri-mode devices ready to support its planned 'Spark' service.

TM Forum Sees Catalyst Role in NFV
News Analysis | 10/31/2013

Day-long session with NFV ISG highlights major management challenges for virtualization, some of which the Forum plans to tackle.

Vendors' Q4 Outlooks Spooking Market
News Analysis | 10/31/2013

Cyan and Calix join a growing list of vendors issuing soft revenue guidance for the current quarter.

Euronews: Alcatel-Lucent Shifts Into Gear
News Analysis | 10/31/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT counts the cost of sport; Nokia scores patents victory over HTC; Telenor heads in right direction.

Digital Disruption 2013: Snaps From San Jose
Slide Shows | 10/31/2013

What does Digital Disruption look like in pictures? Easy. There's panels and speakers (the digital) and zombies, flamenco dancers, and drinks galore (the disruption).

Timeline for NFV Still Hazy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/31/2013

A virtualized network is easy to predict - but timing its deployment is not.

Look Inside T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier' Transformation
News Analysis | 10/31/2013

For the IT department, T-Mobile's new 'uncarrier' tactics took a lot of difficult, SPIT-driven changes inside the company.

Comcast Spreads IP Video Love
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

Comcast races to wrap up its X1 rollout as it prepares to launch a more advanced X2 service and license its X1 platform to other MSOs.

Sprint Plans to Add 4G LTE Urban Heft in 2014
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

Sprint says on Q3 call it will complete initial LTE deployment by mid-2014 and add 100M PoPs on faster 2.5GHz LTE in 2014 with small cells in the mix to boost network coverage.

Wheeler Takes FCC Reins
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

US Senate confirms veteran telecom lobbyist as new FCC chair after Cruz lifts hold.

Carriers Say SDN Won't Save Capex
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

CenturyLink and Sprint agree that virtualization will get services to market faster, but it won't initially pay off in lower costs.

Australian Govt Confirms Huawei Ban
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

Good news runs out for the Chinese vendor as Australia's attorney general says the ban must remain in place.

Getting Rural Telcos on the Services Bandwagon
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

Telemedicine and connected schools are taking off: Will rural telcos be able to capitalize or be left at the station?

The Dark Side of IPv6
Column | 10/30/2013

Carrier-grade NAT is controversial, but that hasn't stopped it from being the strategy some carriers adopt for their IPv4 address shortage.

Euronews: NSN Predicts LTE Spending Splurge
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: STC profits leap; Alierta reassures the Italians; Spanish patients unfazed by telemedicine.

Why Your Klout Score Really Matters
Que Sera Sarah | 10/30/2013

The more influence you get in the social media world, the more likely your service providers are to pay attention to you.

Verizon's Massive Integration 70% Complete
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

Using cross-functional teams, Verizon Enterprise has found about 400 back-office systems to shut down in a push to be more efficient.

Li Ka-shing in the Hunt for EU Telcos
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

The Hutchison Whampoa boss is hungry for expansion, and he's looking westwards...

For APIs, Codes Trump Specs
News Analysis | 10/30/2013

API and OTT giants Apigee and Netflix stress that if you release the code, the rest of the industry will follow, specs or not.

Top 5 Telecom-Inspired Halloween Costumes
Slide Shows | 10/30/2013

If a Sexy Ghost or Sexy Carlos Danger isn't your costume style, we've got a few telecom-inspired ideas that might just get you out the door and into that Halloween party this year.

Can Cable WiFi Scale?
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Industry experts tackle the challenges that cable WiFi must overcome at a Light Reading breakfast event.

Harmonic Grabs CCAP Ring
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Harmonic lands its first CCAP equipment order from an undisclosed MSO, joining Arris and Casa Systems in this emerging market.

Cut Products, Add People, Incubate
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Two normally highly paid consultants offer free advice to telcos at Digital Disruption on how to be more agile

Orange on the Partner Hunt in Silicon Valley
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Orange has set up camp in Silicon Valley to find startups with interesting services for its network, but it is more interested in partnering than acquiring talent.

Sprint Adds 45 New 4G LTE Markets
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Sprint is now at 230 LTE markets, including NYC, as it races T-Mobile for 4G bronze.

TWC Joins 100-Meg Club
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Time Warner Cable rolls out 100Mbit/s service in Los Angeles, with plans to follow suit in NYC and Hawaii shortly.

Moto Goes Modular
Que Sera Sarah | 10/29/2013

Project Ara breaks the smartphone down into modular pieces, so consumers can swap in new modules for the latest and greatest rather than buy a new device.

Euronews: Italy Seeks Jobs Guarantee From Telefónica
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia in the black; Numericable IPO shares in demand; "li-fi" breakthrough; EE fans out 4G.

Healthcare.gov Outage Scars Verizon Terremark
DOS Attack | 10/29/2013

An outage at a Verizon Terremark datacenter causes more problems from Healthcare.gov, while embarrassing Verizon in the datacenter market.

LTE: The Bridge to the Digital Divide
Column | 10/29/2013

Spectrum and interoperability are the keys to allow competitive carriers to connect consumers in rural areas.

Verizon Leads With Double-Wide 4G
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

In the US, at least, Verizon Wireless is leading the charge to 2x20MHz 4G LTE channels.

Putting TV Everywhere on Auto-Pilot
News Analysis | 10/29/2013

Synacor unwraps white-label auto-authentication system for multi-screen video viewers.

Will TM Forum Disclose Role in SDN/NFV?
Rewired | 10/28/2013

This week's event in San Jose will be the perfect place for the forum to explain what it's doing and how it might extend Frameworx.

TW Telecom’s Adam Saenger at Ethernet & SDN Expo
LRTV Interviews | 10/28/2013

Saenger discusses tw telecom's innovation in the Ethernet space as both a service and distribution model.

RAD Announces D-NFV & Layer 3
LRTV Interviews | 10/28/2013

CEO Dror Bin announces RAD's Distributed NFV solution.

U-verse Overtakes FiOS
News Analysis | 10/28/2013

AT&T's fiber-enabled TV juggernaut signs up near-record 265,000 video subs in Q3, surpassing Verizon FiOS' total.

More Apps for Arris
News Analysis | 10/28/2013

AppCarousel will supply white-label app store to Arris's DreamGallery program guide.

Fall Into 4G: AT&T Adds LTE Markets
News Analysis | 10/28/2013

Ma Bell is now at 441 live 4G LTE towns and cities.

Euronews: Spain Joins Prism Club
News Analysis | 10/28/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Numericable preps IPO; BT feels hard done by in US; Austrian operators count cost of auction.

BBWF 2013: Picture Wrap
Slide Shows | 10/26/2013

More pics from Amsterdam.

A Big Week for NFV
Shades of Ray | 10/25/2013

The carrier-led network functions virtualization (NFV) group must build on its recent success and not be deflected from its core ideals.

Juniper Jettisons 280 Jobs
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

The vendor cuts jobs and delivers a weak outlook after a positive third quarter that featured healthy service provider spending.

Comcast Set to Bundle Broadband & HBO
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

Comcast bundle with 25 Mbit/s Internet and HBO acknowledges need for flexible content approaches.

Sprint Has Samsung 4G LTE Small Cells: Analyst
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

Samsung is now supplying Sprint with indoor and outdoor LTE small cells, an industry analyst tells Light Reading.

NTCA CEO: US Needs 1 Rural Network Entity
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

Independent telcos need to band together and speak with one voice to acquire lucrative contracts and better pricing on network technology.

Cox Picks New Biz Services Chief
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

US MSO elevates one of Meeks' former lieutenants to head up growing $1.6B unit.

Ixia Chief Fails Veracity Test
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

Test and measurement vendor's CEO gets bumped for bullsh***ing but, fortunately, founder and figurehead Errol Ginsberg's still in town.

CommScope Settles for Reduced IPO Price
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

Connectivity equipment vendor is a listed company once again but not at the price its owners had hoped for.

Is Infinera Set for Verizon 100G Deal?
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

Speculation in optical circles is that Infinera is set to land the second 100G spot at Verizon.

Euronews: EU Bigwigs Push Back Kroes Plan
News Analysis | 10/25/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Technicolor shares dip; Belgacom up against it; Cisco wins in Saudi; UK's unconnected roads.

Location Intelligence Is the New Black
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/25/2013

Three recent acquisitions show that location analytics and intelligence is the hot ticket in the service provider IT (SPIT) space.

Big Data, Sans Hype
Que Sera Sarah | 10/25/2013

A light Reading live chat cuts through the hype to offer up some actual big data use cases and the biggest challenges holding operators back.

Rural Telcos Admit Major Changes Are Needed
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

TelcoVision panel advises changes in culture, hiring and firing, management, marketing, sales, technology use -- in short, everything.

CommScope Seeds New CCAP With MSOs
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

CommScope says new CCAP chassis devices are already in the field with cable customers.

Pace Picks Up Speed
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

With deal to buy Aurora Networks, Pace renews bid to become number-three tech player in cable/broadband markets.

TR-069: Still Sexy After All These Years
Column | 10/24/2013

The technical specs for CPE management might be long-in-the-tooth but they're as relevant as ever.

Huawei Clears Danish Security to Oust Ericsson
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

Chinese vendor eats Ericsson's lunch at TDC following a 'hard core' check by Denmark's security services.

Euronews: Merkel's Mad as Hell at NSA
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson's under pressure; testing times for Spirent; Telkom investigation; ADVA's numbers; iPlayer on the go.

T-Mobile Zeros In on Tablets
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

T-Mobile will start offering 200MB of free data a month for tablet users on November 1, while new iPads and the Google Nexus 7 with LTE will be available for no money down.

Arris RDK Boxes Coming Soon
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

Equipment vendor plans to introduce its first RDK-enabled set-tops and gateways before year's end.

Ericsson Suffers Sales Pressure
News Analysis | 10/24/2013

As the company reports its third quarter, the CEO warns that revenues might start to slip, though margins are up and there's 4G hope in China.

Operator CDNs: Prioritize Purpose Over Platform
Column | 10/24/2013

There's more than one type of content delivery network, as network operators have been discovering.

Are Telcos Adapting to the Collaborative Economy?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2013

Telcos need to accommodate the consumer paradigm shift toward sharing and renting rather than owning things.

AT&T's Device Mix Shifts Away From Postpaid
News Analysis | 10/23/2013

More customers than ever are on smartphones, but AT&T's postpaid smartphone subscriber growth slowed as AT&T turns its attention to tablets, M2M, and prepaid.

Ericsson's Network Slicing: It's Far Out, Man
News Analysis | 10/23/2013

Vendor's CTO lays out his company's vision for the SDN-enabled cloud networks of the future, complete with "network slicing." It's a bold vision that's a long way from reality, say analysts.

AirPlug Boosts Capacity With LTE/WiFi Blend
News Analysis | 10/23/2013

Startup claims that its Multiple Access Optimization technology can choose the best mobile network or combine WiFi and cellular for an extra boost.

All the Way With RDK?
News Analysis | 10/23/2013

Despite initial skepticism about the Comcast-led project, more MSOs are flocking to the IP video software platform.

Euronews: Hedge Fund Guru Has Faith in 'New Nokia'
News Analysis | 10/23/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Orange feels the squeeze; Transmode makes hay in Europe; Pace buys Aurora.

LR Poll: SDN Faces Myriad Challenges
News Analysis | 10/23/2013

Readers have a hard time singling out one problem when it comes to the barriers to software-defined networking.

BBWF 2013: Pictures From Amsterdam
Slide Shows | 10/23/2013

Snaps from the first day of the Broadband World Forum in the Dutch capital.

Cable Finally Sees Money in Wireless
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

Cable WiFi is helping operators retain customers and define new revenue opportunities.

Apple's iPad Air Adds More LTE, But at a Price
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

The latest iPad packs in more LTE bands than any other tablet, but Apple's still charging a $130 premium for the 4G connectivity.

Powell: Rebrand Docsis 3.1
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

NCTA head also urges cable to innovate faster and risk failure to compete against Google Fiber and other rivals.

Huawei Adds to Its SDN Arsenal
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

Unveils management system to go with SDN controller, but it's all a bit woolly.

BBWF 2013: What's It All About?
Shades of Ray | 10/22/2013

In the greenhouse of Amsterdam's RAI, broadband is just part of the equation.

Euronews: French Fury at NSA Snooping
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom looks into Schengen-only Internet; Nokia launches tablet, phablets; Telecom Italia abandons sell-off plan.

Allot Goes Deep in Big-Data Analytics Game
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

The DPI and mobile video optimization specialist is using its network position to offer operators granular data analytics to improve their services and marketing.

Meet Voxox, the OTT CLEC
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

Unified communications service provider launches OTT messaging app for Android, mulls partnerships with wireless operators.

Comcast Testing Small Cells – Sources
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

Cable operator is said to be testing small cells but won't talk about its wireless future after its 4G split from Verizon.

Arris Rolls Out HEVC Encoder
News Analysis | 10/22/2013

New SE-7000 encoder can simulcast both HEVC and AVC video streams.

Tellabs' Last Hope: Marlin's Optical Ambition
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

Tellabs finally gives up on the notion it can succeed as a mid-sized, independent vendor, casting its lot with an optical networking consolidator.

TWC Uncaps CCAP With Casa & Arris
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

The second-largest US cable operator's deployment of high-density converged platforms is a major win for its two vendors.

Docsis 3.1 Spec Out in Time for Halloween
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

CableLabs will beat its projection for a year-end delivery for the new Docsis 3.1 spec, which it now promises by the end of this month.

The Cloud Propels BoD Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/21/2013

The emergence of the 'cloud' is drawing intense new focus to dynamic bandwidth.

The Changing Face of 'Amenity WiFi'
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser watches with interest as "Internet giants" start to supplant service providers in the public access hotspot market.

Pay TV Still Searching for UI Gold
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

Veveo study finds that better search tops recommendations for pay-TV providers.

AT&T to Sell, Lease Cell Towers for $4.85B
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

Crown Castle will lease 9,100 and buy 600 cell towers to give AT&T the cash to fund its network upgrades and Leap acquisition.

Tellabs to Be Sold to Marlin for $891M
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

Marlin adds to its optical transport assets with all-cash swoop for troubled Tellabs.

Euronews: Will NSN Buy AlcaLu's Mobile Unit?
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telekom Austria's not scared of Slim; Vodafone execs hit bonus jackpot; BT trials Huawei's G-fast tech.

BT Trials Huawei's G.fast for FTTx
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

BT's broadband access relationship with Huawei goes even deeper.

Live Chat: Big-Data & the Customer Experience
News Analysis | 10/21/2013

Join us Wednesday at 12:00 noon EST (9:00 a.m. PST) for a live chat with the TM Forum's Nik Willetts about where big-data analytics meets customer experience management.

The Week in 100G
News Analysis | 10/18/2013

It's been a busy week for 100G technology, with deployments, launches, demonstrations, and trials galore.

Buh-Bye, MobileCON!
Slide Shows | 10/18/2013

Say goodbye -- and maybe good riddance -- to MobileCON in San Jose, as the CTIA pins its hopes on a new uber-show in Las Vegas in 2014.

Softbank Invests $1.26B in Brightstar
News Analysis | 10/18/2013

Sprint's new parent is acquiring a majority stake in the wireless distributor to centralize purchasing for the US operator.

When Size Matters
Rewired | 10/18/2013

Dramatically larger DDoS attacks call for a serious change in how service providers prepare for network threats.

Comcast Spreads WiFi Love
News Analysis | 10/18/2013

Biggest US MSO rolls out over 1,300 hotspots in Utah markets and Kansas City area as it continues nationwide push.

Euronews: Telefónica, Unicom team on NFV
News Analysis | 10/18/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Belgacom thinks it's been hacked again; NSN upgrades in Tanzania; new CEO for CWC.

The SDN/NFV Integration Challenge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/18/2013

Can software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) be 'operationalized' in existing networks?

Getting the Best out of Big-Data
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/18/2013

Big-data can revolutionize the way telecom operators build, run, and market their services, changing the nature of what they sell.

Phone It in Friday: Top 5 Ways to Use Technology to Slack Off
Slide Shows | 10/18/2013

Technology has increased our productivity. But we don't have to stand for it.

Fresh Licensing Storm Hits Hong Kong
News Analysis | 10/18/2013

Hong Kong Broadband founder set to challenge authorities following TV license awards.

Inertia: The Silent IPv6 Killer
Column | 10/18/2013

The quicker we dispel our inertia, the quicker we achieve the deployment of IPv6 as widely and as efficiently as possible.

NSN, Ericsson Butt Small Cells
Que Sera Sarah | 10/17/2013

And Spidercloud butts in too.

Verizon Ready to Flash Isis Mobile Wallet
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Verizon is finally ready to offer the Isis-based mobile wallet service in the US, while the venture works on an NFC "sleeve" for Apple's iPhone.

Verizon, MSOs Kill Wireless JV
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Verizon says cable/wireless technology innovation JV has been terminated in wake of Vodafone deal

FiOS Still on Fire
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Despite saturated pay TV and broadband markets, Verizon's fiber-to-the-premises platform maintains strong growth in Q3.

Verizon Beefs Up LTE Network, Nears VoLTE
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Verizon says its priorities for the fourth quarter include augmenting its LTE network in major cities and launching its first VoLTE handset ahead of the network launch.

NFV Group Finds Its Feet
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

After initial struggles, the ETSI NFV group is aiming to deliver some meaningful guidance for the industry and figure out what OSS is needed for programmable networks.

SDN Wakeup Call
LRTV Documentaries | 10/17/2013

Deutsche Telekom has issued a wakeup call for its operator peers.

Euronews: Slim Abandons KPN Bid
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EE boss says 4G investment could be cut; eircom turns on IPTV; mobile data boosts TeliaSonera.

Ziggo Rejects Liberty Takeover Bid
News Analysis | 10/17/2013

Liberty Global's efforts to acquire Dutch cable operator Ziggo have fallen flat.

SDN in Pictures!
Slide Shows | 10/17/2013

A quick snapshot of what's going down at the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress in Bad Homburg, Germany.

Arris Goes Exclusive With Sling
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Sling Media will be the sole-source provider of Sling technology to the cable and telecom market.

Atlantic Broadband Courts TiVo’s Roamio
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Mid-sized MSO aims to be first US cable operator to roll out TiVo's new line of DVR-cable set-top boxes.

Aurora Swims Upstream
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Cable vendor introduces upgradable node solution to double the upstream return path to 85 MHz.

NLoS Backhaul Needed for Small Cells
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/16/2013

As major mobile carriers start deploying outdoor small cells in urban settings, they will require a universal wireless transport solution.

NSN Unveils New 4G Small Cell
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

NSN ups the ante in the small cell arena with claims for the smallest, fully functional LTE basestation.

Cisco: Cloud Traffic Booming – Except Between Datacenters
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

The Cisco Global Cloud Index forecasts 35 percent compound annual growth for cloud traffic, while data center traffic growth is driven by intra-datacenter applications.

Deutsche Telekom: A Software-Defined Operator
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

We're on the path to being a software-defined operator, says Deutsche Telekom executive as he shares the German giant's SDN/NFV progress.

Euronews: Huawei Commits to $200M R&D Facility in UK
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu targets MSOs; Spanish mobile market bounces back; Bernabe leaves GSMA.

Ericsson CTO Bangs SDN Drum
News Analysis | 10/16/2013

Ericsson is keen to remind the market it has a software-defined networking (SDN) story too.

Hate Passwords? You'll LOVE This!
Rewired | 10/15/2013

Verizon wants everyone to adopt a second layer of security but admits it's a hard sell in a password-weary world

Verizon Deploying Fatter 4G Pipes in NYC
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Verizon 2x20MHz LTE channels are starting to show up in midtown Manhattan; expect faster 4G ahead.

C-RAN Blazes a Trail to True 4G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2013

C-RAN - which stands for both centralized RAN and cloud RAN - promises superior performance in coordinated systems such as LTE Advanced.

Life After CCAP
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Cable technologists are already prepping for the next major shift in the cable access architecture.

Colt a Significant Win for Cyan
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Largest non-US carrier to date adopts Blue Planet orchestration software as key to managing multi-vendor, multi-service network.

Can Mobile Networks Cope?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2013

As data volumes grow, mobile network outages are a growing concern and can have a major impact on customer relationships.

Juniper Cards Pack Power Boost
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

The router vendor announces several card-based capacity, subscriber density, and service scale upgrades to its MX Series 3D Router family.

UCaaS Needs Shaping, Leadership
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/15/2013

Interest in unified communications as a service (UCaaS) is growing even faster than the cloud UC market.

Euronews: AlcaLu CEO Delivers Stark Warning
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT supports startups; Telefonica may Czech out; lipstick on pigs; online shopping habits.

Leading Lights 2013 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 10/15/2013

How entertaining was this year's Leading Lights awards dinner? Here's a quick review of the fun, frolics, and faces from the New York shindig.

Sprint Plots RCS-Laden Path to VoLTE
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

Jibe partnership is the first service Sprint plans to add as it moves to an all-IP messaging portal alongside VoLTE.

Infinera: SDN Can Master Optical Layer
News Analysis | 10/15/2013

The latest demo with ESnet and Brocade uses digital abstraction of analog properties of light management to enable multi-layer control.

Netflix-MSO Deal in the Works?
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

Top US MSOs are talking to Netflix about offering online video service as an app on cable set-top boxes, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

T-Mobile Eyes Fatter Pipes for 4G LTE
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

2x20MHz channels will be a 2014-2015 story for T-Mobile, says CTO, but he's hoping to get small test sites up by the end of year.

The Managed Services Post-Mortem, Part 2
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2013

Here's a look back at some more predictions for the managed services market made by Heavy Reading in 2010 - how accurate were they?

Sprint Jibes With OTT Comms
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

A new partnership with Jibe lets Sprint customers text, IM, video chat, and share multimedia over the top of Sprint's cellular networks.

Back to the Future
Column | 10/14/2013

Although the industry's technologies keep evolving, cable's ultimate mission remains the same.

Aereo Headed for Supreme Court?
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

Top US broadcasters seek to take case against Aereo to nation's highest court after losing in lower courts.

Leading Lights 2013 Winners Video
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2013

Backstage at the Light Reading Leading Lights 2013 awards, the winners, and a Hall of Fame inductee, deliver their acceptance speeches.

Gigabit This, Google Fiber!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2013

The FCC has called for a Gigabit City in each state by 2015.

Euronews: Facebook to Buy Mobile Analytics Firm
News Analysis | 10/14/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tieto cuts jobs; Vodafone completes Kabel Deutschland acquisition; Nokia board gets its skates on.

Ciena SVP & CTO Steve Alexander Interview
LRTV Interviews | 10/13/2013

Steve Alexander, senior VP and CTO of Ciena, talks with Heavy Reading's Jim Hodges about today's evolving network.

Masergy's Mind Is on M&A
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

The Ethernet provider wants more deals but knows it faces a competitive M&A environment.

Mobile Startups Grab $555M VC in September
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

The VC reign of the mobile app developers continues, but small cells and WiFi get some lovin' too in Rutberg's monthly funding survey.

CenturyLink Rolls Dice With 1Gig
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

A big US telco plans to start rolling out 1Gig service in Las Vegas this fall, following pilot in Omaha.

TWTR Sends TWTC on Roller Coaster Ride
DOS Attack | 10/11/2013

Sudden investor interest in tw telecom Thursday wasn't all due to the fact it recently won a Leading Lights award.

NSN, Juniper Strengthen Mobile Ties
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

The partners have cooked up some new joint offers for wireless carriers, including mobile network security and packet backhaul offerings. But what's under the hood?

Cable’s Hunger Games
Column | 10/11/2013

Why cable's insatiable appetite for more capacity will keep stoking the momentum behind DOCSIS 3.1, CCAP, and other new technologies.

Big-Data's Not So Big Without CEM
Que Sera Sarah | 10/11/2013

Big-data monetization is important, but it should be part of a larger customer experience management strategy.

Euronews: NSN, Juniper Get Tighter
News Analysis | 10/11/2013

Also in today's regional roundup: M&A action in Russia; Telecom Italia denies asset sale rumors; 4G roaming prospects improve for Italians heading to Brazil.

Big Data Attracts Big Dollars, New Faces
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

The opportunity to turn customer and network analytics into dollar signs is attracting more startups with fresh funding and some big-name customers.

Verizon: One Regulator to Rule Them All
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

The call goes out for single regulator of Internet networks, services, search engines, and apps -- a role that, unfortunately, only Congress could fill.

Bills Don't Lie: T-Mobile Drops International Roaming Charges
Slide Shows | 10/10/2013

T-Mobile tries to shake up the US wireless industry again, this time with Shakira and flat-fee international roaming.

Leading Lights Awards Winners Photo Call
Slide Shows | 10/10/2013

See who sported the biggest smile when this year's Leading Lights awards winners picked up their trophies at a gala dinner in New York.

Telefónica Preps NFV Trial
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

The Spanish giant is about to conduct a network functions virtualization (NFV) trial in Brazil following broadband equipment developments with NEC.

Viewing Things in a New Way
Column | 10/10/2013

Breaking down network components into functional blocks could help cable operators achieve scale.

Comcast Embraces Twitter
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

Comcast and NBU Universal unit strike social media deal to enable Twitter users to tune into TV shows.

Alcatel-Lucent Makes 4G Gains in China
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

AlcaLu joins local vendors ZTE and Huawei in winning major chunks of China Telecom's first major 4G equipment order.

Euronews: BT Signs 4G MVNO Deal
News Analysis | 10/10/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ofcom's UK spectrum fees shocker; Vodafone's Vittorio done good; Telecom Italia considers Brazil bail-out; Kabel Deutschland trims revenue forecast.

NSA Humor Tops Congressional Hubris
Rewired | 10/10/2013

TIA keynote session features a congresswoman and an NSA chief -- one is nice, the other a little too nasty.

Fall Into 4G: AT&T Adds 13 New LTE Markets
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

AT&T hits 437 LTE markets but sticks with 240M people covered despite adding 40 towns in a month.

Sonus Claims Virtual SBC Bragging Rights
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

As it unveils a software version of its session border controller, Sonus says its rivals can't deliver the real deal.

AT&T Clinches M2M Market Lead With GE Deal
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

A partnership with GE, Intel, and Cisco to build up the industrial Internet business makes AT&T the clear leader in the M2M market.

Samsung Enlists Ex-NSN Boss for Networks Help
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Simon Beresford-Wylie has been taken on as an advisor to Samsung's infrastructure operation, as the unit looks for global 4G growth.

The Challenges for Arris
Column | 10/9/2013

Increasing gross margins for the old Motorola Home Division tops the list of challenges to meet.

Nielsen Names Top TV on Twitter
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Pump up the Tweet volume: Media ratings king introduces new index for tracking tweets about TV and related data on Twitter.

The Managed Services Post-Mortem, Part 1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/9/2013

How did Heavy Reading do with its 2010 predictions for the managed services market?

Private Equity Firm to Buy Empirix
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Thoma Bravo adds to its Service Provider IT (SPIT) portfolio with the acquisition of test technology specialist Empirix.

AT&T's Policy Plea Muted by Shutdown
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Impact of AT&T's messaging at this week's TIA event has been stymied by the lack of policymakers.

Euronews: French Fury at AlcaLu Layoffs
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vectoring developments; Rostelecom goes with Infinera; Viatel relaunched; European telco bosses still cross with Kroes.

Genband Plots Funding of TDM Death March
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

IP software and hardware vendor works with energy auditor and private financiers to help telcos kill TDM switches with energy savings.

SDN Will Shake Industry’s Roots
News Analysis | 10/9/2013

Heavy Reading analysts say software-defined networking (SDN) will have broad implications for the future of telecom players.

The SON Always Shines on LTE
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

More self-optimizing features are coming to LTE, both through the 3GGP specification and commercial technology deployed by operators.

AT&T Asks for a VoLTE Phone for Christmas
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

AT&T reiterates its plans to have a VoLTE-capable handset out this year, with a network launch coming in 2014.

TWC Scoops Up DukeNet
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

Second-largest US MSO adds large regional fiber network to its portfolio as it seeks to boost commercial services revenue.

Why Verizon Needed a Cloud Reboot
Rewired | 10/8/2013

Verizon needed to rethink its cloud strategy to counter Amazon's enduring appeal.

Euronews: Belgacom Exec Cleared in Huawei Payments Probe
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu job cuts hit hard; Telecom Italia and the J-word; Rostelecom re-focuses.

Chicago Subways to Get 4G Upgrade
Que Sera Sarah | 10/8/2013

Mobile addicts fear not, we'll soon have data in the sky and under the ground.

Alcatel-Lucent to Cut 10,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 10/8/2013

'Shift Plan' headcount reduction details are revealed, with more than 15% of workforce being axed by the end of 2014.

Net Neutrality Finger Pointing Continues
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/8/2013

Tensions are rising over the "fair" use of network resources.

ESDN: A Telco Systems NID Is Part of Bigger Picture
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

The small demarc device is one segment of a much bigger end-to-end strategy on Ethernet services.

RootMetrics: Faster 4G LTE Coming Soon
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

RootMetrics CEO expects some carriers in the US to start going live with faster 4G services by the end of 2013.

Don't Believe the SDN Under-Hype
DOS Attack | 10/7/2013

The under-hyping of SDN could send a technology trend that was being viewed with some logic right over a hype cliff.

T-Mobile Leads, Sprint Suffers in Pricing Wars
Que Sera Sarah | 10/7/2013

Pricing is the only way to differentiate in mobile now, and Sprint's losing precious ground to T-Mobile.

Comcast Eyes Distributed Network
LRTV Interviews | 10/7/2013

Shamim Akhtar, senior director of network architecture and technology for Comcast, explains his view of the cable network's evolution.

AT&T U-verse Goes Streaming
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

AT&T starts streaming over 100 channels live to U-verse subscribers, including 25 channels outside the home.

Mavenir Files for IPO
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

RCS and VoLTE system specialist looks to raise about $86M from NYSE listing, with strategic M&A part of its potential use of funds.

Euronews: Telefónica Swipes MasterCard Exec
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia plans on hold; Germany's ISPs get data-dipped; Globo basks in BYOD boom.

Cisco Named as Possible BlackBerry Suitor
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

Host of big names, including Cisco, Google, and Samsung, linked to possible talks over BlackBerry asset sales.

Ericsson Explores New Way to 5G
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

The next generation of mobile technology is not just about radio access, says Ericsson CTO.

Australia's NBN Looks Copper-Colored
News Analysis | 10/7/2013

With a new government installed, the future of Australia's next-gen access network is under review and likely to favor copper over fiber.

ESDN: Verizon Wants Fast, Cheap Small Cells
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Zayo Group exec suggests that Verizon's CTO wants small cells fast and cheap, but there's lots of figuring out to do on how to get there.

The Fall & Rise of a Light Reading Founder
Shades of Ray | 10/4/2013

Ever wondered what happened to Steve Saunders? Even if you didn't, check out this video...

Holy HetNets! It’s Super Macros & Massive MIMO
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

While small cells dominate the debate about wireless network strategies, some mobile operators think that big is better, for now.

Comcast Streams CBS Shows OTT
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Giant US MSO strikes deal to stream several CBS programs on subscription VoD service.

ESDN: Netsocket Goes Remote With SDN
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Netsocket aims to help distributed enterprises with their initial SDN forays at remote branch offices.

ESDN: OSS Implosion
Rewired | 10/4/2013

Oh, the humanity... or, in this case, the humans who operate today's legacy OSSs and are facing massive change and possible job loss.

Light Reading: The Movie
LRTV Documentaries | 10/4/2013

The fall and rise of Stephen Saunders...

Euronews: Belgacom Spy Plot Thickens
News Analysis | 10/4/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Franco Bernabe resigns from Telecom Italia; Vodafone CFO steps down.

Leading Lights Soiree Snaps
Slide Shows | 10/4/2013

Much of the 2013 Leading Lights Awards dinner can be described only in pictures. Good thing we had a photographer on hand to capture the shenanigans.

In the Air Tonight: Cisco & Facebook's WiFi Tie-Up
Jonestown | 10/3/2013

Could the Facebook deal help Cisco become the king of indoor location services? Maybe so.

What Does SDN Mean to You?
LRTV Documentaries | 10/3/2013

We stopped a bunch of executives on the Ethernet & SDN Expo show floor and gave them 30 seconds to tell us what SDN means to them.

One Source Finds Its Voice
LRTV Interviews | 10/3/2013

One Source Networks chief marketing officer Gina Nomellini outlines her company's enterprise services expansion plans.

The Myth That Telcos Can't Do Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/3/2013

Verizon is showing that telecom operators can cut it in the cloud services market.

ESDN: RAD Rolls Out Distributed NFV Strategy
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Service assurance vendor stresses need for some virtualized functions to remain at the customer site and not be centralized.

Guavus Gets a New Top Dog
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Former NetApp EVP Manish Goel has joined the big-data company as CEO, so current CEO Anukool Lakhina can focus on innovation.

tw telecom Talks E-Access
LRTV Documentaries | 10/3/2013

Mike Rouleau, senior vice president of tw telecom, discusses its aggressive E-Access rollout and ongoing plans for Ethernet expansion.

Google Fiber Starts Utah Rollout
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Utah city of Provo zips past Austin, Texas, as the second market to begin signups for Google Fiber's 1 Gbit/s service.

Leading Lights Happy Hour
Slide Shows | 10/3/2013

Meet the attendees, nominees, and party-goers who attended Light Reading's Leading Lights awards extravaganza on the eve of Ethernet & SDN Expo.

Euronews: Major White Spaces Trial Launched
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: KPN shareholders approve E-Plus sale; Orange/Samsung tablets tie-up; Hutchison seeks EU approval for O2 deal.

ESDN: tw telecom Stresses Customer Control
News Analysis | 10/3/2013

In an ESDN keynote, tw telecom's Mike Rouleau calls for a new customer-controlled service delivery model.

Comcast Offers Peek at X2
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Comcast serves up sneak preview of its cloud-based, next-gen X2 user interface to select X1 customers.

TWC Means Business
LRTV Interviews | 10/2/2013

Time Warner Cable's Satyanarayana Parimi talks Carrier Ethernet and cloud services on the Ethernet & SDN Expo show floor.

What's Hot at ESDN?
LRTV Documentaries | 10/2/2013

Light Reading's Sarah Reedy and Carol Wilson chat about the hot topics at Ethernet & SDN Expo.

ESDN: AT&T Calls for SDN APIs Now
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

AT&T says SDN is the key technology to take the carrier to a next-gen network, but that's why it's so important it gets APIs ASAP.

Are Small Cells a Hard Sell?
Que Sera Sarah | 10/2/2013

Enterprises will have to install small cells from a number of different operators thanks to the BYOD trend, so building an attractive pricing model will be important.

ESDN: Cisco CEO Says App Economy Is 'The Future'
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Cisco CEO John Chambers opens up Interop & ESDN show in NYC promising the 'next wave' in networking will be driven by the 'app economy.'

ESDN: SDN Is Under-Hyped, Says Ciena
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

The change software-defined networking will bring will more than justify the extraordinary hype surrounding it today, says Ciena CTO.

Merger Pressure Mounts for Time Warner
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

A shareholder proxy fight may be on the agenda in early 2014 if Time Warner doesn't consider a deal to merge with Charter Communications.

Light Reading Announces 2013 Hall of Fame Inductees
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Five new faces have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame - find out who they are.

Hall of Fame 2013
LRTV Documentaries | 10/2/2013

Five individuals have been inducted into the Light Reading Hall of Fame - find out who they are.

Euronews: Portugal Telecom Agrees Oi Merger
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Bouygues hopes for 4G boost; BASE rolls out 4G in Belgium; Nokia's 'Frankenfone' moment.

Transition Networks Eyes Ethernet-SDN Integration
News Analysis | 10/2/2013

Vendor aims to automate Ethernet services lifecycle from access to edge.

Light Reading Announces 2013 Leading Lights Winners
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Find out who won in the 12 categories that comprised this year's Leading Lights awards.

IBM Acquires Analytics Expert
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

IBM acquires CEM vendor to give operators visibility into mobile apps on the network and to have a product, not just a consultancy, to offer its customers.

Docsis 3.0, Fixed LTE Scored Big in Q2
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Revenue for broadband equipment vendors surged in the second quarter, due largely to increased shipments of Docsis 3.0 modems and fixed LTE gateways.

FreedomPop Phones It In (for Free)
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Cor, baby, it's really freemium as FreedomPop rolls out its VoIP phone service with 500 MB of free data and a $99 handset with no contract.

Ciena Packs New 10-Gig Punch
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Two new switches put more 10-gig power into a much smaller package to help service providers lower the price for more bandwidth.

ESDN Makes Room for SDN's Packet Optical Push
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

ESDN Packet Optical workshops look at how SDN is broadening its horizons in the WAN.

Euronews: AlcaLu Opens NFV Research Facility
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Iliad's 1-Gig broadband; Windows Phone surges in Europe; ADVA does 100G in Moscow.

WiFi Spreads Like Wildfire
News Analysis | 10/1/2013

AT&T signs hotspot roaming pact with FON while MSOs extend WiFi coverage to 200,000 hotspots across US.

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