Experts say planned on-demand viewing measurement system could spur VoD ad revenues for Canadian cable operators.
The investigation into Qualcomm's market position in China has a familiar ring to it.
It's time for the SPIT to start flying in the traditionally closed, proprietary, and vendor-locked back offices of cable.
Infonetics numbers show year-on-year growth in value of router and Carrier Ethernet switch market.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Iliad wants to share networks; AlcaLu heading back into France's blue-chip index; 4G changing behaviors; eircom expands FTTH plan.
There's a mole in the Redmond hole…
MSO keynotes, special presentations, panels galore, and New York pizza promise to make it a memorable day.
South Korean operator pushes its LTE-Advanced service capabilities beyond 200 Mbit/s with carrier aggregation techniques.
Foliage and 4G mix in New Jersey as Alcatel-Lucent talks tech.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Jolla launches first phone; BSkyB goes with Colt; Thanksgiving Turkey news.
DVR pioneer adds a record 295,000 cable subscribers in Q3, as its MSO deployments continue to mount.
Omnitron makes a handy little box that should make it easier and cheaper to deploy small cells (eventually).
If only the pilgrims had been hooked up to 4G LTE...
Telecom arm of British utility company extends network and adds optical and IP gear as it aims to double its revenues.
Big Canadian MSO ices out rivals by securing NHL TV and multimedia rights in Canada for 12 years.
Chipmaker is reportedly seeking to sell proposed OnCue venture for $500 million as suitors kick tires.
It may just be getting on operators' radars, but a combination of IPsec and encryption will be necessary to protect small cells.
The real battle is set for the near future with the evolution of video codecs into the next generation: In one corner H.265, and in the other, VP9.
Based on operator feedback, the network functions virtualization (NFV) group's proofs of concept will be coming to market sooner rather than later.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's accounting methods questioned; Orange agrees sale of Dominican unit; Hutchison Whampoa appeals against auction results.
AT&T shows off its new, open flagship store in NYC as it tries to get customers interested in devices, accessories, and fresh applications and services.
With a 4G service launch imminent in China, 2014 will be a critical year for those that have backed the TDD flavor of LTE.
In our latest community poll, readers rate poor service performance and reliability as leading cable challenge in commercial sector.
There will be 1 billion LTE connections by 2017, the GSMA predicts, but the 4G geographical balance is shifting.
Motion user interface market heats up as Apple buys PrimeSense, the chip company behind UI in original Xbox Kinect.
Beyond seamless connectivity, this fast growing segment of high-intensity data users also need tailored bundles and silo-free problem solving.
Under new leadership and with a new strategy in place, Alcatel-Lucent isn't as vulnerable as it once was.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre to float; Voxsmart's call-recording breakthrough; Mobistar begins 4G services.
The magic number this month for optical and Ethernet standards groups and technology demonstrators is 400 Gbit/s.
AlcaLu shows off first-responder video technology to the Las Vegas Police Department on the 700MHz public safety spectrum as the slow progress grinds on toward a nationwide 4G emergency network.
Cable consolidation rumors swirl around TWC as Charter and Comcast reportedly mull bids for No. 2 US MSO.
South Korean mobile operator checks out the potential of a virtual evolved packet core (EPC) to support its 4G LTE services.
Hugh Bradlow shares his views on NFV, IMS, and VoLTE, among other things.
Disassembling functions and then rebuilding layer by layer may be the simplest way to develop more complex networks.
The beleaguered handset maker's COO and CMO are out, and its CFO has been replaced.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange close to sale of Caribbean unit; new CEO for Finland's number three operator; Amino expects to meet forecasts.
The wireless industry needs to improve emergency services, but there are a number of roadblocks for OTT providers.
SCTE confirms that undisclosed MSOs have joined broad trial of Dean Kamen's Stirling Engine generators.
Enterprise software is BlackBerry's only hope of a resurrection. The company has to know that, right?
At CTAM Canada forum, industry experts spell out reasons why multiscreen video still flounders.
Premium service becomes first cable programmer to integrate with streaming stick, joining major OTT video players.
Develops multiband indoor 4G small cells and gets smart with MIMO.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica shrinks its energy bill; Slim will keep KPN stake, reckons Blok; Welsh jobs lost in AlcaLu's Shift Plan.
Australian executive decides it's time for some straight talking about bill shock.
Optical vendors are experiencing a rollercoaster ride as the carrier capex on transport networks wavers.
Big cable equipment vendor promotes Sandy Howe to new role as it seeks to extend retail presence.
Metaswitch says every carrier is different, but the ones that go big do better than those that take baby steps.
The business-as-usual (BAU) rules won't do anymore as change sweeps through the cable industry.
After clawing its way up the customer service rankings, Sprint has sunk back down, getting dinged for its value, voice, text, and 4G reliability.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Microsoft to take over Nokia HQ; Vodafone's 'beautiful assets'; speeding up Sicily.
Passive aggression is not solely reserved for interpersonal relationships – it's abundant in work situations as well, albeit a little less obvious.
WiFi offers a real opportunity to meet customer demands and generate revenues.
A new Heavy Reading report explores dynamic bandwidth models and finds that bandwidth-on-demand might not augment revenue.
Japenese carrier's acquisition of the mobile gaming company represents the largest valuation for a mobile app M&A deal ever, according to Rutberg.
The race to have the best next-generation radio access network (RAN) OSS and analytics tools has fueled yet another acquisition, this time of Aircom.
New FCC chairman signals that he's ready to referee telecom industry's big shift to IP technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia passes up AlcaLu opportunity; Rostelecom Q3 results; Huawei scores in Saudi, builds finance nerve center in UK; Czech 4G spectrum auction.
Like Verizon, CenturyLink makes a significant upgrade to its cloud approach, but in a very different way.
Commercial services become even more important to MSOs as residential services growth stalls in the US.
Nokia's shareholders have voted in favor of a sale of its device business to Microsoft.
New Verizon cloud-based service aims to authenticate devices, services as part of M2M value chain.
Chinese BSS specialist opens its European account by displacing key rivals at Telenor's Danish operation.
FCC's net neutrality concept seems in danger as D.C. Circuit Court weighs arguments from both sides.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor goes large on NFC; Ericsson takes mobile money to Rwanda; the resistible rise of the 'selfie.'
It's a user interface, Jim, but not as we know it…
Telecom companies come out in force to the Super Computing 2013 (SC13) event in Denver to show how 400G and 1 Tbit/s can support the next era of high-performance computing.
Agency must decide whether to carry over any vestige of current rules into an all-IP realm, and the telecom players don't agree.
Compass-EOS may have closed a new round of funding but it has also cut its headcount by about a third.
AT&T’s fiber-enabled service reaches 10 million data subs as cable broadband growth subsides.
Mediacom will deploy Pace's hybrid QAM/IP video gateways with TiVo's advanced user interface.
With more than 75 Passpoint-certified devices out today, next-generation hotspot technology is starting to have a real impact on carrier WiFi strategies.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bellens gets the chop; AlcaLu partners with NextiraOne; MegaFon's DREAM project; Skype cleared of snooping.
Fourth largest US MSO will roll out new Charter Spectrum moniker to re-brand its cable services.
Cisco's poor quarterly report and negative outlook call attention to an issue that bears watching -- slower than expected customer evaluations of new SDN platforms.
The new FCC chairman urges the CTIA to move faster on amending its policy on unlocking mobile devices or risk regulation.
Big US MSO takes full ownership of Sprout preschool network and reportedly explores new movie service.
That's a question for the digital media age as cable operators struggle to develop sticky new products and apps.
There are six principles any team should follow if it wants a project to be successful.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Paulson feeds AT&T/Vodafone rumor mill; Iliad still growing; SFR shrinking.
Alcatel-Lucent lands significant Evolved Packet Core (EPC) deal at China Mobile.
As part of its turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent is once again looking to its intellectual property to deliver incremental revenues.
Wireless operators typically suffer around five network outages a year, and they may be underestimating the role malicious attacks play in causing them, Heavy Reading finds.
BT offers free WiFi across Welsh city in return for access to "street furniture" to deploy small cell backhaul links.
Big OTT player is reportedly in talks to bundle its online video service with conventional pay-TV fare.
Former Verizon executive Shaygan Kheradpir will take the helm in January 2014 to lead Juniper onto the SDN battlefield.
Cisco's fiscal second quarter outlook makes for grim reading but that doesn't necessarily signify a weakening market for all.
Mobile video optimization (MVO) is becoming more intelligent as OTT video traffic volumes outstrip the capacity of early MVO solutions.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Profits way down at Telekom Austria; Polkomtel to change hands; hydrogen-powered phone chargers for Africa.
Verizon Digital Media Services acquires upLynk, a multiscreen video specialist.
Cisco Systems reported scant revenue growth for its fiscal first quarter as it takes hits from the government shutdown and declining service provider orders.
AT&T now says it covers more than 250 million Americans with its 4G LTE network.
Juniper Networks seems intent (as usual) on casting itself against Cisco Systems as the datacenter hardware vendor that accommodates software and openness.
The policy and charging specialist is up for grabs because it's in trouble.
Sixty percent of mobile malware infections target Android, compared with less than 1 percent on the iPhone, Alcatel-Lucent finds.
The fourth switch vendor to announce a new product in the last two weeks is taking a different approach, targeting big data.
CFO says the carrier won't bid in the upcoming H-block spectrum auction and promises all handsets will support tri-band and HD voice next year.
Largest US satellite TV operator aims to be first pay TV provider to offer 4K Ultra HD service.
Multiscreen video startup nabs $20M in fresh funding for expansion in US and abroad.
Announcement of changes to the group CTO's team due in coming weeks.
Who knew mobile broadband could be so tasty?
The industry-wide push to software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow is leading test and measurement suppliers to develop robust tools for SDN testing.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica on the prowl in Brazil; AlcaLu lands Cameroon LTE TDD contract; Blue Jeans Network launches in UK.
Sprint's WiFi-first MVNO improves the handoff for VoIP calling, which it admits used to be a painful experience.
Two reports predict strong growth for home media gateways in response to consumer demand for multi-screen video.
OpenDaylight's new executive director says growing number of vendor-specific solutions pushes service providers toward more open approach.
Cable upstart launches service enablement platform and two turnkey service provisioning products.
It's not too late to register for a free webinar that, with help of China Mobile, looks at what C-RAN can offer.
New York, California, and Florida are just three of the states where AT&T has deployed small cells in its network.
As its revenues dip, mobile giant has increased the amount it will invest in mobile and fixed broadband networks and support systems as part of its 'Project Spring' strategy.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone springs into action; Swisscom gets chatty; TalkTalk reports TV growth; connecting with Somalia.
Latest LR poll suggests LTE users have a lot of concerns about the security of their 4G network.
With a credit guarantee in hand, Seaborn Networks' next announcement may involve funding for the Seabras-1 subsea cable between the US and Brazil.
Hosted voice, converged voice, unified communications - whatever you call it, it's back on the business agenda
Commercial drones with onboard WiFi could be flying in US airspace by the fall of 2015.
Largest US MSO plans technical trial of targeted ads during linear TV programming.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT bags Euro soccer rights; Deutsche Telekom buys GTS Central Europe; Swisscom intros 1-Gig service.
Acquisition of GTS Central Europe for €546M strengthens German giant's transport network and datacenter operations and will further its SDN ambitions.
Procera adds Avvasi as a partner to build its policy business, but M&A might still be on the DPI specialist's roadmap.
European soccer rights victory is a gamechanger.
Group technology executive excited by "amazing quality."
AT&T says it has developed a new tool to help it best deploy small cells as it works towards installing more than 40,000 of the tiny base stations by the end of 2015.
Cablevision reports across-the-board subscriber losses for the third quarter following price hikes and an end to promotional discounts.
Big US MSO is talking to CE manufacturers about developing a cable set-box for retail sale.
Mobile data service platform specialist and French cable operator debut on the public markets.
Asia/Pacific carrier is signing up customers for the beta version of a software-defined networking (SDN)-based service underpinned by Vello Systems technology.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica sees profits slip; Orange and Visa collaborate on NFC; EE does petabyte bundles; BT integrates Cisco UC offerings.
Operators in 20 countries have commercially launched LTE-Advanced as the market starts to get seeded with devices.
LA drafts RFP for municipal fiber network that would offer up to 1 Gbit/s speeds to all residents.
European policy and charging specialist set to be latest in string of service provider IT (SPIT) acquisitions.
There will be plenty that aren't keen on Cisco's take on the virtualized world but it asks a critical question about future networking choices.
Tradeshows can be informative and cutting-edge. They can also be boring as hell.
Intel is the favorite to buy Mindspeed's small cell assets, which includes the team formerly known as Picochip.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's German tax headache; Deutsche Telekom's Q3 boosted by T-Mobile US; Swisscom names new CEO.
Ma Bell keeps the pedal to the 4G metal.
Sprint is focused on being a partner and an enabler of NFC-driven mobile payments, and it has no regrets about turning down a chance to participate in Isis.
Consumer electronics giant deploys Samba’s TV apps and ACR technology across its TV product line.
Cisco answers the SDN movement with a hybrid hardware and software fabric to drive application-centric networking, while acquiring the spin-in that developed it.
Why it's time to bring clarity to the SDN controller northbound interface debate.
New FCC head Wheeler is promising fast action, but can he deliver on new rules for the IP era?
New bandwidth-on-demand and multi-cloud connections aim to make cloud services more user friendly.
Fourth-largest US MSO launches multi-screen video, extends all-digital, and preps for WiFi.
Huawei brought its team, telco executives, and some dancers to the UK capital.
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Liberty Global numbers hit by Euro ambitions; VimpelCom earnings down; 4G rap for French operators.
Companies team up to bring 802.11ad multi-gigabit wireless connectivity to enterprises.
Acting Huawei CEO Eric Xu comments on security concerns and cracks a joke about the Chinese vendor's global telecom equipment market share.
Like Comcast, TW Cable is considering how to be a one-stop shop for small cell services, but it has some ownership issues to iron out first.
Mindspeed sells off most of its business and is in talks with a potential buyer of its wireless operations, which includes small cell smarts from Picochip.
ATIS leads new Digital Services Initiative to make it easier for app developers to access network capabilities.
Ziggo goes box-less, offering live, linear TV channels and VOD to TV sets with modular cards rather than set-top boxes.
But no one can use it just yet…
Latest Android update strengthens cryptography, VPNs, and other features in the newly streamlined mobile OS.
T-Mobile beats AT&T in phone subscriber additions in Q3 and confirms its 2x20MHz plans for 4G LTE network in 2014.
Carrier launches its own branded Ellipsis 7 tablet with LTE, Redbox Instant, and Verizon Messages.
Ceragon unveils its full line of 'SDN-ready' backhaul, and Lattice goes even deeper with programmable circuits for low-power, low-cost HetNet equipment.
Acting CEO outlines next-gen mobile broadband investment plans and Huawei's views on the potential for software-defined networking (SDN) and OSS/BSS transformation.
Online video is beating cable VoD at its own game, showing enormous growth.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat, Vivendi reach agreement on Maroc Telecom stake sale; Telefónica's Czech unit back in local hands; Google jobs for Finland.
The datacenter sector awaits the detailing of Cisco's plans for Insieme this week, as Cisco's datacenter rivals position their own strategies.
Vendor is launching a new social WiFi initiative in NYC to combine public and private WiFi hotspots for sponsored, citywide coverage.
Cable STB revenues particularly drop in second quarter as "post-STB" era begins in North America and Western Europe.
Cox has a next-generation TV service in the works, and it could look a lot like Fanhattan’s flareWatch.
OTT video king tests seven sample videos as it gears up for 4K commercial launch in 2014.
BlackBerry agrees to stop shopping itself around for $1B investment from Fairfax, and CEO Thorstein Heins steps down.
Dell's Chief Ethernet Evangelist John D'Ambrosia talks about the Ethernet wow moments that gained him a place in the Light Reading Hall of Fame.
Enterprise small cell startup believes it has 12 months on major players.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu wants to raise $2.7 billion; BASE goes 4G with ZTE's help; Nokia extends patents agreement with Samsung.
Chinese vendor sees software-defined networking (SDN) as a way to get into the datacenter technology market and to enhance the capabilities of its optical offerings.
As part of its Shift Plan, vendor announces new stock issue, a bond sale and a new credit line to boost its available funds by about $2.7 billion.
Carrier runs its Pinsight Media+ group with its own P&L to help it innovate.
Tellabs posted lower revenue and a growing net loss in its third-quarter earnings report, likely its last as a public firm.
The major mobile operators' stores offered rather slim pickings if you were shopping for a new iPad on Friday.
The Rockstar consortium that acquired Nortel's patents has made its move, suing Google and its handset partners for infringing on search-related IP.
Old OSSs serve their function in catalog-based approach to streamlining service provider IT.
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC cuts its outlook; Middle Eastern operators can't share nicely; Prismgate gets really serious.
AT&T wants to build some of its own 'mHealth' services, but it's also open to letting developers tap its network to build their own.
Second-largest US MSO reports huge customer losses following nasty programming disputes with two broadcasters, fueling more M&A speculation.