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What's Up in the WiMax Wholesale Market?
Kaps Korner | 4/30/2010

5:25 PM With Sprint and Comcast dodging the issue, will Clearwire shed more light on wholesale WiMax?

Worldwide Cellphone Shipments Up 21%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/30/2010

Increase in shipments is driven by demand for smartphones, according to market research

LTE Watch: Dell to Intro '4G' Phone?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/30/2010

Dell – yes, Dell – could become a mover and shaker in the world of LTE smartphones in 2011

The AllVid Mystery
The Philter | 4/30/2010

3:30 PM What will the FCC be able to accomplish by asking the industry to produce something that consumers like?

Uninor Unveils 'Dynamic Pricing’
News Analysis | 4/30/2010

Indian mobile operator puts its back office to work with a service that uses network capacity data to determine voice call discount rates

Adobe Fires Back: We Don’t Need Apple
Que Sera Sarah | 4/30/2010

NOON Adobe makes a judicious reply to the Jobs diatribe and places its bets everywhere but on Apple

LifeSize Shapes Up for Managed Video Services
News Analysis | 4/30/2010

New LifeSize Video Center offers quick entry into distance-learning and corporate training for service providers looking to add value

CableLabs Clears Panasonic Tru2way Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/30/2010

Docsis modem to be paired with a Panasonic HD-DVR gets 'verified,' but when will the box see the light of day on a Comcast cable system?

iPhone Finder Unmasked
Contentinople | 4/30/2010

9:40 AM The identity of the man who found the iPhone prototype in a bar and sold it to Gizmodo has been revealed

India's DoT Denies Blanket Ban on Chinese Gear
News Analysis | 4/30/2010

Department of Telecom denies across-the-board ban on purchase of Chinese equipment, but some procurement processes are being blocked

Neutral Tandem Takes on Ethernet Peering
News Analysis | 4/30/2010

Neutral Tandem hopes new IT investments will attract Tier 1 providers to its Ethernet peering service

The Value of Mobile Video
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/29/2010

Mobile operators should think long-term about working with other members of the the mobile video value chain

India Watch: Vendor Lockdown
News Analysis | 4/29/2010

Indian government slaps ban on Chinese equipment, mobile operators add 20 million new connections in March, and more

Spirent Rises to Cloud Testing Challenge
News Analysis | 4/29/2010

T&M company launches suite of cloud computing tools that enable service providers and enterprises to test effectively in virtual world

Jobs Offers 6 Reasons Adobe Sucks
Que Sera Sarah | 4/29/2010

2:45 PM In true Jobsian style, Apple CEO outlines why Adobe isn’t fit for his precious iProducts

Motorola Could Get the Tablet Habit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/29/2010

Motorola is interested in mobile tablets, with co-CEO Sanjay Jha focusing on the integration prospects for media in the home

Slow Start for TWC's Fastest Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/29/2010

MSO is starting to ramp up its wideband deployments, but only 1,000 customers signed up for its new 50-Meg service in Q1

India 3G Auction: Day 17
AsiaBlog | 4/29/2010

2:05 PM Is the end near?

TWC Upgrades WiMax to Business Class
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/29/2010

MSO boots up two biz-tailored WiMax tiers in Texas, with promises to extend those services to more markets later this year

Mobile Marketers: Just Do Something
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/29/2010

Marketers, brands search for the right strategy to kickstart an overdue mobile marketing revolution

Moto Posts Profit, Plots Smartphone Recovery
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/29/2010

Motorola units deliver surprise Q1 profit, but all eyes are on device business recovery

FT's FTTH Crawl
EuroBlog | 4/29/2010

12:15 PM No wonder Europe's a fiber access laggard

Whom Do We Love to Hate?
Monkey Bidness | 4/29/2010

10:00 AM No, it's not the Damn Yankees

Small Bites for Apple
Wireless Bits | 4/29/2010

9:00 AM While HP was grabbing all the headlines, Apple was buying, too

Are LTE NetCos on the Horizon?
Wireless Bits | 4/29/2010

8:00 AM A big idea from under the volcanic ash

Gadget Watch: Nokia Has Symbian 3 Phone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/29/2010

Nokia's N8 is its latest bid to steal back the smartphone limelight from Apple and Android

HP to Buy Palm for $1.2B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/28/2010

Everyone who bet on Huawei, pay up

Cloud Watch: Lots of Talk
News Analysis | 4/28/2010

IBM and Microsoft play to the cloud, while products start streaming from Interop and other shows

Comcast IDs Next WiMax Markets
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/28/2010

MSO also expands Docsis 3.0 reach and moves the all-digital train forward while posting a 3.8% revenue bump in Q1

Caution Clouds Ericsson's Outlook
News Analysis | 4/28/2010

There's too much market uncertainty for Ericsson to provide a full year outlook, but the CFO is prepared to make at least one prediction

Arris Spreads Its Wideband Wings
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/28/2010

Surge in demand for Docsis 3.0 gear helps Arris hit an international revenue record in Q1 amid slower sales to Comcast and TWC

What’s in a Mobile Device?
Que Sera Sarah | 4/28/2010

1:30 PM Conference attendees say the iPad isn’t a mobile device, but does it matter? It does to advertisers

D3 CPE Shipments on the Upswing
The Bauminator | 4/28/2010

12:45 PM Arris says 14% of all Docsis data and voice modems shipped in Q1 were of the wideband variety

Bharti Needs More Data Drive
News Analysis | 4/28/2010

Revenues from non-voice services are certainly growing, but not by enough to arrest the Indian leader's ARPU decline

Hulu Ditches UK Plans
Contentinople | 4/28/2010

NOON The site has abandoned efforts to launch a UK version, The Telegraph says

Verizon, Novell Offer ID Management for Clouds
News Analysis | 4/28/2010

Two companies to offer identity management as a service to enable more secure single log-in to cloud-based services for enterprises

The Leading Lights Return
The Philter | 4/28/2010

11:10 AM Light Reading's signature awards program will return to New York City in November

Sprint Pins Hopes on WiMax Phone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/28/2010

As Sprint posts a Q1 loss and a decrease in post-paid subscribers, the carrier looks forward to launching a WiMax Android phone later this year

CommScope RFoG Connects With PON, EuroDocsis
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/28/2010

Vendor tweaks its cable FTTP platform to ensure upstream compatibility with PON systems and EuroDocsis environments

Backhaul Watch: AlcaLu Syncs Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/28/2010

In the world of wireless backhaul, the latest goings-on are about migrating to Ethernet, synchronization support, and LTE strategies

Interop Wrap: Latency Craze
News Analysis | 4/27/2010

40G is at the show, sure, but other announcements talk about low latency, management systems, and chip capabilities

App Insights: Nokia Ovi Store Professes Relevance
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/27/2010

As it does every year, Nokia sets out to prove there’s more to mobile apps than Apple

Nightlight Update
Monkey Bidness | 4/27/2010

2:45 PM Good news for the Flomax™ generation

Handsets, Services Boost ZTE's Q1
News Analysis | 4/27/2010

Chinese vendor reports 14% leap in revenues as device and services sales grow significantly, while infrastructure sales stay roughly flat

Verizon Teams With Riverbed to Optimize Apps
News Analysis | 4/27/2010

Riverbed's WAN optimization becomes a pay-as-you-grow managed service, as Verizon turns its eye towards application performance

Boxee CEO: MSOs Should 'Go Over-the-Top'
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/27/2010

Avner Ronen says cable ops should loosen their local ties and use broadband to pipe video services outside their service footprints

Open House at Casa Systems?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/27/2010

SeaChange's divestment in the CMTS firm fuels talk that Casa's on the block and has attracted looks from AlcaLu, Huawei, and Juniper

Police Raid Gizmodo Editor's Home
Contentinople | 4/27/2010

12:15 PM California DA considering charges after blogger acquires and reports on next-gen iPhone

Google Plays With the Pixies
EuroBlog | 4/27/2010

11:40 AM Latest acquisition brings app developer on board

Reliance Taps GetJar for Free Mobile Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/27/2010

App Stores and smartphones are quickly becoming table stakes in India’s competitive wireless market

Google Leans on Vodafone in Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/27/2010

Analyst says Google is still learning how to operate in the device market as the online giant teams with Vodafone for the European Nexus One launch

Tellabs Busts Out in H1
News Analysis | 4/27/2010

Stock soars as Tellabs beats first-quarter expectations, predicts a big hike for the second quarter, and talks up the mobile packet core

Spare Change for Dutch Spectrum
Wireless Bits | 4/27/2010

8:35 AM Talk about a bargain

Freescale Gathers Software Muscle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/26/2010

Close-knit partnerships announced today are aimed at the increasingly complex job of programming multicore processors

Satellite Guys Start Building Their Own Canoe
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/26/2010

DirecTV and Dish join forces to create an interactive advertising platform that could beat cable's Canoe to market

Will Arris Expand Its VoD Patent War?
The Bauminator | 4/26/2010

5:30 PM Are Cisco, Motorola, and SeaChange next?

Packet-Optical Transport Takes Manhattan
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/26/2010

Some themes we'll be tackling at the second annual Packet Optical Transport Evolution event

Cable Ponders Life After Docsis
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/26/2010

CableLabs's post-Docsis research looks at gigabit speeds without channel bonding — and that could require new chips and systems

Positive Progress Predicted for Mobile Payments
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/26/2010

The mobile Web/mobile app combo could mean big bucks for retailers and, eventually, mobile payment facilitators

App Focus: Couch Potatoes' Least Favorite App
Que Sera Sarah | 4/26/2010

1:50 PM RunKeeper's GPS-enabled fitness app does everything but tie your shoes for you

India 3G Auction: Day 14
AsiaBlog | 4/26/2010

12:55 PM The price of a pan-India 3G license is fast approaching $2 billion

Israel Ends iPad Ban
Contentinople | 4/26/2010

11:15 AM Has conducted 'intensive' tests to be sure the device won't interfere with others

Who'll Connect 'Connected Devices'?
Kaps Korner | 4/26/2010

10:30 AM Verizon and AT&T have some competiton in bringing fast Web access to mobile devices that need it now

Nokia Ups Its Game in India
News Analysis | 4/26/2010

Nokia offers its mobile email service for free and unveils new devices as it looks to snatch back the smartphone initiative in India

German Spectrum Auction Update
Wireless Bits | 4/26/2010

8:00 AM €1.5 billion and still bidding

All About the FCC's AllVid
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/23/2010

It's all still pie-in-the-sky thinking, but the FCC has outlined its vision for a proposed successor to the troubled CableCARD

Infinera Puts 100G Coherent on Pause
News Analysis | 4/23/2010

No slave to fashion, Infinera is reportedly not going to have a 100G coherent offering out for two or three years

Subex Readies a Rebound
News Analysis | 4/23/2010

After a tough year the Indian telecom software specialist is gearing up for growth

Wireless Not in the Cards for CenturyLink, Qwest
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/23/2010

CenturyLink’s Qwest acquisition will help it compete in the dying landline business, but wireless may not be an option

Insight Joins the DTA Dance
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/23/2010

MSO's all-digital project in Lexington will pave the way for about 100 HD channels, Docsis 3.0, and whole-home DVRs

Carriers Beat Facebook to Location Game
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/23/2010

The carriers may have made more noise with location, but Facebook is expected to come out on top in the end

Carrier Caution Cuffs Ericsson in Q1
News Analysis | 4/23/2010

Even North American revenues couldn't arrest the decline, as Ericsson's hit by lower capex in growth markets, and supply chain issues, in Q1

YouTube Opens Movie Rental Store
Contentinople | 4/23/2010

10:10 AM Offerings range from hits like Precious to manga and indie flicks

Optical Firm Preps Hong Kong IPO
News Analysis | 4/23/2010

O-Net, a Shenzhen-based vendor of passive optical components, expects to raise nearly $60M when it goes public next week

Cox Adds Weight to Comcast's Big Box Project
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/23/2010

Cox is the first other MSO to acknowledge its support for Comcast's super-dense, do-it-all Converged Multiservice Access Platform (CMAP)

Overture Grabs More Funding
News Analysis | 4/22/2010

Ready to expand in new directions, the Carrier Ethernet specialist grabs a $17.2 million round

Smartphone Data Makes Verizon Look Smart
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2010

With LTE on the horizon, Verizon isn't worried about slowing subscriber growth or rising data usage

Arris Throws Book at Harmonic
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/22/2010

Arris says Harmonic's StreamLiner 3000 servers infringe on four patents, but the companies may try to settle before things gets too nasty

Top 5 Things to Know About CenturyLink & Qwest
News Analysis | 4/22/2010

Business services are the primary appeal as CenturyLink buys Qwest for $22B-plus, but there's also the major new market for IPTV

Where's the Squeeze?
EuroBlog | 4/22/2010

2:35 PM A flat market and vendor growth aspirations don't add up

ZTE Outlines Global Ambitions
News Analysis | 4/22/2010

Chinese vendor sets out some global goals, but has little in the way of detailed strategy to back up its ambitious targets

Android Helps Mobile Health Apps Get Well
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2010

MIT research group uses Android's open-source platform to bring mobile health services to developing regions

A Pain in the Ash
The Bauminator | 4/22/2010

1:10 PM Icelandic eruption has caused Cedar Point to rethink its strategy for next week's IMS confab in Barcelona

NSN Shrinks Again, But Q2 Looks Rosier
News Analysis | 4/22/2010

Infrastructure vendor's sales are down again in Q1, but the outlook for Q2 suggests the company's new strategy might be bearing fruit

Verizon Outlines App Store Political Spectrum
Que Sera Sarah | 4/22/2010

12:05 PM VCast Apps will be to the left of Brew, to the right of Android... Got it?

Hulu Plans Paid Subscriptions
Contentinople | 4/22/2010

11:00 AM The days of viewing the site's full catalogue for free will soon be over, according to reports

The Final Qwest?
Rewired | 4/22/2010

10:05 AM Without the daily drama of the MCI deal or the seamy scandals of the Nacchio era, this merger makes quiet sense

Apple Gives ARM a Leg Up
Wireless Bits | 4/22/2010

9:35 AM ARM's stock is rising on Apple's success and M&A chat

Qwest, CenturyLink Plan $22.4B Marriage
News Analysis | 4/22/2010

Merger will create carrier with operations in 37 states and revenues of almost $20 billion

TD-LTE in Japan?
AsiaBlog | 4/22/2010

7:35 AM Softbank Mobile is considering deploying TD-LTE

More Euro Auction Action
Wireless Bits | 4/22/2010

7:05 AM German auction hits $1.2B as the Dutch and the Danes start flogging frequencies

FCC Tees Up Mobile Data Battle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2010

A voice roaming rule change sets the table for a lively data debate as the FCC looks to encourage small carriers to compete nationwide

FCC Inches Towards Net-Agnostic Gateways
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/21/2010

The agency agrees on a CableCARD quick-fix and an 'AllVid' adapter to eventually spur a retail market for boxes for Web and TV video

VoIP Forges Ahead
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/21/2010

Despite economic and market uncertainty, carriers continue to make progress on replacing aging TDM switches with packet-switched VoIP lines

Imagine Gets More Dough
The Bauminator | 4/21/2010

4:40 PM Investors pour in another $10M as Imagine seeks a new CEO and alters its product strategy

F5 Sues A10
News Analysis | 4/21/2010

You sank my battleship!

TeliaSonera Tips Hat to Mobile Data Caps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/21/2010

Mobile data usage caps help to manage traffic growth and capacity costs, according to the Swedish operator

Tuned Out
The Bauminator | 4/21/2010

2:20 PM Does the FCC have a plan to fix its internal broadband infrastructure? It certainly needs one, and fast

AT&T Stays Mum on Tiered Mobile Data Pricing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/21/2010

The operator's Q1 report mentions that tiered pricing might be a good thing – but no firm indication as to what AT&T might do about that

Cable Guys Debate Gov't Role on Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/21/2010

MSOs want feds to apply a heavy hand on retrans consent reform, but apply a lighter touch on net neutrality and broadband stimulus efforts

Metaswitch Eyes an IPO
News Analysis | 4/21/2010

With Kevin DeNuccio as CEO, international growth, new products, maybe more M&A, and even an IPO are on the horizon for the VoIP specialist

Bright House 'Lightning' to Strike Again
The Bauminator | 4/21/2010

12:25 PM MSO plans to launch a 40-Meg downstream Docsis 3.0 tier in Central Florida next month

YouTube Kills Hitler Parodies
Contentinople | 4/21/2010

11:25 AM The famous Internet meme comes to an end after German production company complains

Juniper's $25M Slip
Craig's A-List | 4/21/2010

10:45 AM Accounting and semantics make the Q1 report extra fun

German Spectrum Auction: Day 7
Wireless Bits | 4/21/2010

9:05 AM Operators bid big on 800MHz

Ericsson Snaps Up LG-Nortel Stake
News Analysis | 4/21/2010

Ericsson is buying more Nortel assets, this time the LG-Nortel joint venture stake, which gives it a leg up into the emerging WDM PON market

New Standard Fuels HomePlug Joy
News Analysis | 4/21/2010

IEEE 1901 vote signals final powerline standard this summer, ready for an Internet video and smart grid surge

Verizon Courts Financial Services
News Analysis | 4/21/2010

Verizon Business launches a single-interface, low-latency connection to multiple exchanges and content providers for trigger-happy traders

iPhone Troubles Might Go Beyond Signaling
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/21/2010

There's an easy way to curb the iPhone's oversignaling of the 3G network, but what if that's not the only factor causing bad service?

3G iPad Next Friday
Wireless Bits | 4/21/2010

8:10 AM But are the 3G networks ready?

100G Watch: 40G Strikes Back
News Analysis | 4/21/2010

Data centers would love 100 Gbit/s if it didn't cost so darned much

Verizon Debuts Streamlined Consumer Portal
News Analysis | 4/20/2010

New MyVerizon portal combines email, voicemail, and call logs as well as access to all Verizon services and entertainment options

Indie MSOs Plug ‘Dumb Pipe’ Video Model
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/20/2010

Execs say offering broadband video from third parties may be a more profitable play as network carriage fees rise and video service margins drop

India 3G Auction: Day 9
AsiaBlog | 4/20/2010

3:55 PM Pan-Indian 3G license price nears $1.5 billion

OSS Virtual Event: Aircel's IT HIT
News Analysis | 4/20/2010

Indian mobile operator transformed its business strategy with major revamp of its Service Provider IT (SPIT) systems, CIO says

GetJar Adds Cross-Platform App Analytics
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/20/2010

Independent app store and carrier partner GetJar aims to help developers turn downloaders into active users

BB Plan Author: Cable Should Embrace OTT Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/20/2010

Blair Levin urges indie MSOs to be ready when someone creates the 'set-top equivalent' to Apple's über-popular iPhone

MoCA Takes Spectrum Down a Notch
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/20/2010

DirecTV is first to adopt MoCA's new mid-RF frequency profile as the satellite giant gets ready to go wide with a whole-home DVR

AT&T Officially Picks Ciena
News Analysis | 4/20/2010

A coveted domain supplier spot has gone to Ciena, but you already knew that

Verizon Scales Security for SMBs
News Analysis | 4/20/2010

New security management offering targets companies with 50 to 1,000 employees

The HD Numbers Game
The Bauminator | 4/20/2010

11:20 AM Who's the reigning hi-def champ? Depends on how you do your counting

Jobs Defends App Screening
Contentinople | 4/20/2010

10:30 AM Apple CEO: Folks who want porn can buy an Android phone

LTE Group Shares Test Results
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/20/2010

As some operators gear up for commercial LTE launches, the industry's LTE SAE Trial Initiative reveals early results from friendly user tests

MTS India Denied Spectrum Top-Up
AsiaBlog | 4/20/2010

8:55 AM CDMA operator MTS India has had its application for more 2G spectrum rejected

Axe Falls Again at Telecom Italia
News Analysis | 4/20/2010

Italian incumbent to cut thousands of jobs as it tackles declining revenues in its domestic market

CableLabs Project Targets SIP Trunking
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/19/2010

CableLabs is working on an extension to PacketCable 2.0 that will hook into PBXs and let MSOs attack a richer business-services market

Conferencing Erupts in Wake of Volcano
News Analysis | 4/19/2010

With travel plans up in the air (or not), conferencing services are in greater demand, say BT and other service providers

Broadcom Spotted at Femto Forum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/19/2010

Broadband modem chip specialist Broadcom joins the femto industry club, but product plans remain a mystery

Verizon Locks In FiOS Bundle Pricing
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/19/2010

Verizon adds value to its bundle by promising prices won't rise when promotions end

AlcaLu Plays It Safe(ty)
Wireless Bits | 4/19/2010

1:20 PM Vendor teams with EADS to target the US public safety market with its LTE solutions

Apple to Ship New 3G iPads by May 7
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/19/2010

Does high demand for the 3G iPad indicate that it could be a bandwidth hog after all?

App Focus: MobiTV’s iPhone Streaming Success
Que Sera Sarah | 4/19/2010

10:50 AM Once you try MobiTV’s free iPhone app, upgrading is inevitable

Microsoft Regrets Sexting Ad
Contentinople | 4/19/2010

10:05 AM Says it will pull the offending Kin ad from its site

Telenor Takes Telcordia Into Its Back Office
News Analysis | 4/19/2010

Norwegian service provider will use Telcordia OSS to transform the back-office operations of its domestic wireless networks

NDS Leads $20M Bet on BlackArrow
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/19/2010

NDS plunges deeper into the advanced ad market, looking to combine startup's tech with its own middleware and other interactive TV products

Why SPIT Beats Ash
EuroBlog | 4/19/2010

8:15 AM Volcanic ash? Grounded planes? That's no problem for our SPIT (Service Provider IT) event

Arista Grows Up, Pumps Iron
News Analysis | 4/19/2010

The startup, taking on Cisco in the data center, has used its star power to build a customer base and generate immediate revenues for its 10-Tbit/s switch

German Spectrum Auction Update
Wireless Bits | 4/19/2010

8:00 AM Slow but steady start to Europe's biggest LTE spectrum auction

India 3G Auction: Day 7
AsiaBlog | 4/19/2010

7:40 AM Bidding action turns to Delhi license as pan-India price nears $1.3 billion

Location, Location
The Philter | 4/17/2010

11:00 AM Does a nice city with good hotels give your tradeshow an advantage with the media?

TiVo Seeks CableCARD Cost Probe
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2010

Economies of fail – TiVo asks FCC to discover why CableCARD costs are still high as deployments reach the 20M mark

LTE Watch: Verizon Goes Live in Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2010

As expected, Verizon will launch commercial LTE in 25 to 30 markets in the US in Q4 this year

Title II's Nuclear Fallout
The Bauminator | 4/16/2010

2:00 PM Analyst: FCC's pursuit of Title II authority on broadband would be easy, but would also invite big risks

NeoPhotonics Readies Its IPO
News Analysis | 4/16/2010

The optical components survivor has quite a tale to tell in its S-1, including big numbers from Huawei and the mysterious Series X shares

ITC Looks at Verizon-Cablevision Skirmish
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2010

Cablevision preps its defense, noting that the trade commission probe is a procedural step that has no bearing on the merits of the case

Sony Ericsson's Transformation Takes Shape
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2010

Sony Ericsson posted a surprise profit in Q1 as it moved away from low-end handsets to focus on smartphones, streamlining

In Praise of Pocketspots
Kaps Korner | 4/16/2010

11:00 AM My LTE wish: A portable WiFi router for Verizon's LTE network

iSrael Bans the iPad
Contentinople | 4/16/2010

10:20 AM At least 10 had already been confiscated yesterday

Cable Engineers Push Standard for 3DTV Signals
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2010

Cable tech groups say future standards will automate some key processes and make 3DTV services more consumer-friendly

Verizon's Moto Boxes Going Green
The Bauminator | 4/15/2010

5:25 PM Energy-saving boxes will be free of 'substances of concern,' so don't expect any scrumptious cream-filled centers

India 3G Auction: Day 5
AsiaBlog | 4/15/2010

4:50 PM A few more steps down the road toward $10B

Juniper Lands a Mobile Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2010

But it's not the same as a Project Falcon-style Evolved Packet Core deal – at least not yet

MSO WiFi: Roam (If You Want To)
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/15/2010

Deal among Cablevision, Comcast, and Time Warner Cable could be the first of many that allow roaming between MSO-operated WiFi hotspots

Harbinger Grabs 9.5% of Palm's Shares
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2010

Private equity firm bets on Palm by taking a 9.5% 'passive' stake in the struggling smartphone maker

Are You Ready for Some Football?
Que Sera Sarah | 4/15/2010

2:00 PM Sprint and Verizon aim to get fans closer to Draft Day coverage and NFL offseason hijinks

Whaleback Swims After MSOs, Carrier Partners
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/15/2010

Whaleback jumps on the SIP trunking wave with a carrier partner program and a new managed service package that targets SMBs

Verizon Expanding CDN Partner Program
News Analysis | 4/15/2010

Program will be boosted to 100-Gig Ethernet and extended internationally to more efficiently route high-volume video traffic

Sprint Touts Cheap Mobile TV on WiMax & 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2010

Sprint wants subscribers to know it has mobile TV too, and claims it is better, faster, and more extensive than the competition

Bunny Whispering
Monkey Bidness | 4/15/2010

11:00 AM Bow to the rabbit!

Verizon's New HTC Smartphone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2010

Bloggers think they've uncovered Verizon's latest smartphone offering using Google's Android OS

Kin Ad Controversy
Contentinople | 4/15/2010

10:15 AM Does Microsoft's new ad for the Kin phone promote the nefarious practice of sexting?

COLT Telecom's Henry Bohannon
LRTV Interviews | 4/15/2010

COLT's data products manager says the demand for centralized IT apps and media apps is helping its Ethernet business and giving it more reason to improve low-latency connections

Why No Über 3G iPad in the US?
Jonestown | 4/15/2010

7:30 AM Euros get stiffed with delays but US gets stuck with 3G iPad on one carrier

German Spectrum Auction: Day 3
Wireless Bits | 4/14/2010

4:40 PM Operators up bids for 800MHz

HD-DTA Battle Heats Up
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/14/2010

Cable and public interest groups are throwing their weight around as the FCC begins to polish up a new set of proposed CableCARD rules

Rise of Etherman?
The Philter | 4/14/2010

3:50 PM Heavy Reading's Stan Hubbard deserves some recognition. But how far will we go?

Gadget Watch: Palm Pre Plus to AT&T in April?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/14/2010

April and May are becoming very interesting months for new wireless device launches

Fido 2.0 to the Rescue
Que Sera Sarah | 4/14/2010

2:05 PM When natural disaster strikes, Cyborg Messenger Dogs come to the rescue

OFC/NFOEC Bids Goodbye to San Diego
News Analysis | 4/14/2010

Listen to Randy Newman: You love L.A.

Aurora Gets Some New Blood
The Bauminator | 4/14/2010

12:40 PM TA Associates takes a minority stake in private RFoG player

Equinix's Jarrett Appleby
LRTV Interviews | 4/14/2010

Equinix exec Jarrett Appleby says there are more than 300 service providers worldwide providing Ethernet services and his firm would like them all to interconnect

India 3G: Bidding for Glory
News Analysis | 4/14/2010

After four days of the 3G spectrum auction, the cost of a pan-India 3G spectrum license is approaching $1B

ABC Finds Success on iPad
Contentinople | 4/14/2010

11:10 AM Network's free app has delivered 650,000 TV episodes to users

Moto Builds Cable an IP Bridge
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/14/2010

Moto says new AGB240 bridge can help MSOs migrate to all-IP headends without having to give old ASI gear the heave-ho

AlcaLu Unveils Mobile Ad Platform
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/14/2010

Vendor says it's not planning to compete with AdMob et al. as it launches platform to link operators with media buyers

Apple Delays International iPad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/14/2010

Apple delays worldwide launch of iPad while Vodafone and O2 announce they will offer price plans for the device

Opera's Browser on the iPhone? How? Why?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/14/2010

Apple surprised many by accepting alternative browser Opera Mini into its App Store. Should AT&T care?

German Spectrum Auction: Day 2
Wireless Bits | 4/13/2010

4:45 PM Another day, another euro for LTE spectrum in Germany

Cablevision Finds 'Loophole' Fight Appealing
The Bauminator | 4/13/2010

4:00 PM MSO claims FCC exceeded its authority in recent order that tightened the so-called 'terrestrial loophole'

Has Microsoft Missed Its Mobile Moment?
Jonestown | 4/13/2010

3:25 PM The Kin doesn't seem like the revolutionary jump Microsoft needs to get to the top in mobile

FCC Chair: Broadcasters Can Share to Boost Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2010

FCC chief Julius Genachowski tries to reassure broadcasters about the FCC's wireless spectrum plans with NAB speech

Monkeys Rejoice
Monkey Bidness | 4/13/2010

1:25 PM High on potassium

Samsung Targets WiMax 2 in 2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2010

Samsung targets 2011 for next-generation WiMax 2 commercial deployment as TD-LTE developments gain momentum

Orange: Dennis Kruse
LRTV Interviews | 4/13/2010

Dennis Kruse, VP Network Solutions for Orange Data Services, talks about the long-term trends of the explosion in data and how LTE and increased spectrum from governments will ease the problem

Netflix Tries On Irdeto's Cloakware
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2010

Deal gives Netflix video streaming an extra layer of protection and could help create a more formidable foe for cable-fed VoD

Twitter to Sell Ads
Contentinople | 4/13/2010

11:15 AM That's right, the microblogging site finally has a revenue strategy

Ethernet Europe: AboveNet Eyes 100G First
News Analysis | 4/13/2010

AboveNet says it will first follow its 40G service with a global debut of 100G metro services

Huawei Linked to Possible Palm Bid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2010

Chinese vendor cited as a potential buyer of struggling Palm, plus other news from the global smartphone market

Ethernet Europe: Interconnect Woes Put to Bed
News Analysis | 4/13/2010

An interconnect test bed has shown that the mapping of Carrier Ethernet services is possible, though it's still not an easy process

Orckit Raises Funds for Transport
News Analysis | 4/13/2010

The company's Carrier Ethernet transport boxes need more transport in them, if they're to keep attracting big customers

Ethernet Europe: Wholesale Booms, Visibility Lags
News Analysis | 4/13/2010

Ethernet wholesale providers are planning to deploy performance management tools as demand rises, but business and technology challenges remain

German Spectrum Auction: Day 1
Wireless Bits | 4/13/2010

8:25 AM Bidding for new mobile broadband spectrum started this week

AboveNet's Rajiv Datta
LRTV Interviews | 4/13/2010

AboveNet's Rajiv Datta talks about the importance of Carrier Ethernet service interconnection and the need for higher network capacity

GTS's Ignacio Irurita
LRTV Interviews | 4/13/2010

Ignacio Irurita, CTO of service provider GTS, talks about the challenges of delivering Carrier Ethernet connectivity in Central Europe

Charter Shows Lovett Some Love
The Bauminator | 4/12/2010

5:45 PM No, not Lyle, Michael

Microsoft Has Two New Kin
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/12/2010

Redmond is finally launching two phones under its own name to battle with RIM, Apple, and Google for mobile market share

Moto Set-Tops Get Some 3D Smarts
The Bauminator | 4/12/2010

5:20 PM Moto offers a software upgrade to help newer 'DCX' boxes detect and reformat 3D content before it reaches the TV set

Policy Watch: Will the FCC Declare War?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/12/2010

We're holding firm at DefCon 3, but speculation is rampant about what will happen if the FCC 'goes nuclear' by trying to reclassify its Internet authority

Light Kills
Monkey Bidness | 4/12/2010

4:30 PM Have a glass of radium before bed

Ethernet Europe: Speeds & Feeds
News Analysis | 4/12/2010

There's an abundance of Carrier Ethernet news coming out of the London show, with Equinix and Actelis leading the way

EANTC Global Interconnect
LRTV Interviews | 4/12/2010

EANTC's Carsten Rossenhoevel talks about the upcoming Advanced Global Interconnect Test Program being demo'd at Light Reading's Ethernet Europe event in London. This live production network test will validade how wholesale and regional operators can interconnect to achieve a global Ethernet footprint

Ethernet Europe 2010
LRTV Interviews | 4/12/2010

2010 is already experiencing a revival in carrier Ethernet, according to Heavy Reading's Stan Hubbard speaking at the 2010 Ethernet Europe event in London. Stan also talks about the importance of Layer 2 and Layer 3 hybrid solutions, particularly in the financial sector, and how Ethernet service exchange is accelerating Ethernet adoption

Ethernet Europe: Strong 'n' Hot
EuroBlog | 4/12/2010

11:30 AM The coffee's top grade and so are the speakers in London

Ethernet Europe: Bigger, Bolder Service Required
News Analysis | 4/12/2010

To avoid becoming a price-driven commodity, Carrier Ethernet needs a better footprint and more end-to-end visibility, Expo panelists say

iPad Rivals Loom
Contentinople | 4/12/2010

10:10 AM Challengers from big shots like Google, Microsoft, HP, and Nokia are waiting in the wings

Verizon Kicks Off Disaster Recovery Drill
News Analysis | 4/12/2010

A simulated mid-air collision will help Verizon test its recovery capacity in northern Virginia

Chungwha Trials LTE in Taiwan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/12/2010

Taiwan's largest operator starts LTE trial while LTE R&D activity picks up pace in the country

Apposite Takes Aim at Wild, Wild WANs
News Analysis | 4/12/2010

New emulation engine enables service providers to see how business applications perform in complex WAN environments

EPC: How's Your Handover?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/12/2010

Survey shows little cohesion on support for existing network services as operators move to LTE

Ethernet Europe: Equinix Opens Ethernet Exchange Doors
News Analysis | 4/12/2010

With 24 customers lined up, Equinix takes its Ethernet peering exchanges out of beta

Optimum Lightpath Lands First Telemedicine Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/12/2010

Cablevision's big business unit sees telemedicine as a prescription for future revenue growth

TiVo + EchoStar
The Bauminator | 4/9/2010

5:50 PM A match made in set-top heaven?

LTE Watch: Operator Commitments Double
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2010

The GSA expects up to 22 LTE networks to be in operation by the end of 2010, as mobile broadband-related IPOs start to happen

Photos: Comcast Tees Up 3DTV Masters
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2010

Some pics from Comcast's Masters 3DTV soiree, which proved the MSO's cable plant and digital boxes are ready to enter the third dimension

India's Mobile ARPU on the Slide
News Analysis | 4/9/2010

Latest report from India's regulator shows the country's intense competition is eroding the mobile operators' ARPU levels

NCTA, Comcast Push for Blanket Exemption
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2010

They urge FCC to consider HD-DTA exemption for all cable systems rather than for properties with 552MHz or less of activated capacity

India 3G: And They're Off!
AsiaBlog | 4/9/2010

11:25 AM The 3G spectrum auction has begun, with high expectations

Welcome, Sarah Reedy
The Philter | 4/9/2010

10:05 AM What's our new reporter up to anyway?

Apple Introduces 'iAd'
Contentinople | 4/9/2010

9:35 AM Steve Jobs introduced Apple's new mobile ad platform yesterday

Juniper Grabs Video Startup
News Analysis | 4/8/2010

The software that Ankeena wrote for Junos apparently worked out, because Juniper now wants to buy the company

Apple: Ads Get the i Treatment
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/8/2010

As expected, Apple unveils a sophisticated mobile ad system and, coming in the summer, multitasking for the iPhone

Dish Starts Selling 'Sling-Loaded' HD-DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2010

The ViP922, Dish's answer to 'TV Everywhere,' retails for $649, and a bit less for subs who take the company's equipment lease option

Ethernet Gear Market Back on the Rise
EuroBlog | 4/8/2010

3:15 PM All the latest Ethernet data points to be unveiled at next week's London event/party

Virgin Business Looks to the Clouds
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2010

With its new brand, Virgin Media Business is looking for cloud services partners as it plans a broader services offering

A $50 Hi-Def DTA?
The Bauminator | 4/8/2010

3:00 PM At least one box supplier says it's getting there

Moto Seeks $50M for LTE Safety Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/8/2010

Motorola and partners ask for millions to help fund an LTE public safety network in the Bay Area, amongst other wireless applications

Is the FCC's Grand Plan in Trouble?
The Bauminator | 4/8/2010

11:35 AM Commission says court decision on net neutrality may affect 'significant number' of Broadband Plan recommendations

ZTE Grows 36% in 2009
News Analysis | 4/8/2010

Revenues ramp to $8.8 billion following major 3G rollouts in China, leaving the vendor's new president with a tough act to follow

Verizon & DirecTV: We Weren't Offered Swing at 3D Masters
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2010

Telco and satellite-TV giants say they weren't offered a shot at tapping in to 3DTV coverage of the prestigious golf tourney

iPad Apps vs. iPhone Apps
Contentinople | 4/8/2010

10:05 AM App study shows differences between how people are using the two devices

FCC Chews on HD-DTA Exemption
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2010

Sources say the FCC is considering a recommendation that would give bandwidth-strapped systems the OK to use hi-def DTAs with integrated security

Recovery Act: $11B Pours In for NTIA's Round 2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/7/2010

The NTIA says $11 billion worth of requests rolled in for the $2.6 billion pot of money it will allocate in the second round of broadband stimulus funding

Gadget Watch: iPhone Multi-Tasking Imminent?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/7/2010

At last, iPhone users might be able to use multiple apps at one time with an Apple OS update expected to arrive Thursday

NSN Likes Its Chances at AT&T
News Analysis | 4/7/2010

Even though it's reportedly lost domain supplier status and its head AT&T guy, Nokia Siemens says it's not out of the running with the carrier

Trident Pokes at Broadcom's DTA Chip Lead
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2010

Comcast among first to test Trident-powered 'universal' DTAs that can run on Moto- and Cisco-based digital cable networks

Are We Not Men?
Craig's A-List | 4/7/2010

2:10 PM Cisco is doing its duty now for the future

The End of Net Neutrality?
The Philter | 4/7/2010

12:40 PM Jeff and Phil chew on the FCC's loss to Comcast and talk about what this means for the principle of net neutrality

Vodafone Makes Light of the Mobile Internet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/7/2010

Targets developing markets with a simplified set of tools to enable mobile Internet access that will help bridge the digital divide

Qwest, Cisco Deliver Hosted UC Offering
News Analysis | 4/7/2010

New service aims to speed the uptake of integrated voice, data, and video services without sticking enterprises with crippling capex bills

AlcaLu Exit Door Swings Again
News Analysis | 4/7/2010

Another of the old guard replaced at Alcatel-Lucent as Michel Rahier departs, to be replaced by the former CEO of Agere

FCC Looks Inside Apple's iPad
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2010

Commission posted 17 images of its teardown of the device

AT&T Shifting Capex to App Support
News Analysis | 4/6/2010

The $1B in spending on business services hasn't changed from 2008 and 2009, but the priorities have

Did Comcast Really Win?
The Bauminator | 4/6/2010

5:15 PM Comcast won this battle, but the FCC could be forced to take a 'nuclear option' UPDATED 6:45 PM

Verizon's Backhaul Speed Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2010

Plans for 100-Mbit/s links to individual cell sites match the maximum speeds offered on LTE today, but what about in the future?

AT&T's $1B Repeat
EuroBlog | 4/6/2010

2:30 PM Business Solutions division gets $1B again

Who's Winning Net Neutrality Debate? Nobody
Rewired | 4/6/2010

2:00 PM If today's court ruling cuts Congress in on the net neutrality action, it won't be good news

The iPad Has WiFi Teething Troubles
Jonestown | 4/6/2010

1:35 PM Users complain of weak signals and bad connections, Apple puts up a troubleshooting guide

Net Neutrality Ruling: FCC Loses, Comcast Wins
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/6/2010

In a big victory for Comcast, an appeals court rules that the FCC lacked the authority to hit the MSO with net neutrality sanctions UPDATED 5:45 PM

Ixia Takes Adobe Flash to the Test
News Analysis | 4/6/2010

IxLoad 5.0 is the first network test system to license Adobe Flash and enable emulation of high volumes of its video traffic

No Takers for ITI Plants
AsiaBlog | 4/6/2010

12:15 PM Even Huawei didn't bid for the Indian firm's three production facilities

HP's Slate, Revealed
Contentinople | 4/6/2010

10:10 AM A leaked internal document shows how HP's upcoming tablet device measures up to Apple's iPad

CTDI Acquires More Access Assets
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/6/2010

As CTDI gets Alloptic's product portfolio, the company becomes an RFoG player and a more interesting access competitor

Moto Shuffles Ahead of Split
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/5/2010

Moto separates the financials of its four main business lines as it prepares to split into two publicly traded companies in Q1 2011

Blue Coat Bringing Caching Back
News Analysis | 4/5/2010

Former caching specialists are leveraging technology developed for cloud-based security to save ISPs some big bandwidth bucks

EMG Adds iPad to Suit
The Bauminator | 4/5/2010

2:45 PM EMG Technology adds Apple's new computer tablet to a complaint

300K iPads Sold on Launch Day
Contentinople | 4/5/2010

10:25 AM First-day iPad sales were way under some analyst estimates, but there are still reasons for Apple to be optimistic

The iPad Has Landed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2010

LR Mobile was in SoHo, NYC, to watch the crowds and snap some photos as the hyped-up tablet went on sale Saturday

Who's Ready to Buy Evolved Packet Core?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2010

58% percent of our benchmark survey respondents say evolved packet core purchasing decisions won't be made until 2011 or later

Cavium Climbs Multicore Ranks
News Analysis | 4/5/2010

The latest Heavy Reading survey shows the company gaining ground against big-name, old-school processors

LTE Watch: Harbinger Angers AT&T & Verizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2010

The big two aren't happy about restrictions placed on them in a plan for a new LTE network in the US

The iPad: a Threat to Flash's Video Dominance?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2010

The debut of the iPad may create a watershed moment for HTML5, but media publishers say it won't be enough to knock Flash off its Web TV pedestal

Verizon Derides Cable 3DTV Efforts
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2010

Promising 'reliable' 3D service by Q3 2010, Verizon says current programming is just hype

iPad App Store Is Live
Contentinople | 4/2/2010

9:25 AM The Apple iPad App Store went live yesterday with more than 2,300 apps

Private Equity Firms Gain Some Insight
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2010

Crestview Partners and MidOcean Partners team to buy a 42% equity stake in privately held Insight, the ninth largest US MSO

The Empty Promise of 'Open Access'
Jonestown | 4/1/2010

5:45 PM The idea of picking and choosing among carrier networks is nice but too often hamstrung by the radio realities of the devices

Too Many Not Ready for IPv6, Lab Warns
News Analysis | 4/1/2010

ICSA Lab officials say vendors and enterprises alike may be in for some unpleasant surprises in months ahead

Nagra Seeks HD-DTA Hall Pass
The Bauminator | 4/1/2010

3:35 PM Nagravision is the second supplier to request a hi-def box waiver, but the chances of quick FCC action are slim

ACA Wants Action on Evolution's HD Box Waiver
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2010

But FCC is reluctant to do more until it evaluates the effects of Cable ONE's current HD-DTA waiver and gets new CableCARD rules in motion

SPIT Player Raises $20M
News Analysis | 4/1/2010

Interconnect management and billing specialist Telarix raises $20M in new funding and installs a new CEO

EXFO's Mobile Fightin' Talk
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2010

With a good fiscal quarter and its latest acquisition under its belt, Canadian test firm EXFO aims to be more aggressive in the mobile market

iPad Reviews Are In
Contentinople | 4/1/2010

10:35 AM Anticipation mounts, as Netflix and Hulu prepare apps and Amazon girds its loins

CableCARD Update
The Bauminator | 4/1/2010

9:00 AM 'Operator-supplied' security modules from the top 10 incumbent MSOs close in on the 20 million mark

BT's Recovery Disaster
EuroBlog | 4/1/2010

8:00 AM Fire and flood put major BT exchange out of action

NTT America Boosts Aggregation Network
News Analysis | 4/1/2010

Carrier is upgrading its aggregation network with ASR 9000 routers from Cisco

MTS India Puts Its Faith in Data
News Analysis | 4/1/2010

India's CDMA challenger is focusing on the development of data services as it looks to gain further ground on its rivals

Covad/MegaPath Will Keep Buying
News Analysis | 4/1/2010

Once they've joined forces, the two companies plan to keep doing their part for consolidation in the competitive-carrier market

You're Having a Laugh...
EuroBlog | 4/1/2010

7:00 AM It's April 1, and time for some rodent fun...

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