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Cisco 'Heats' Up Hotspots
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2013  |  12 comments
Cisco unveils WiFi analytics technology, including a 'heat map' of connected wireless devices, to help cable operators monetize hotspots.
Enterprises Not Rushing to Embrace Cloud
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2013  |  15 comments
Telecom giants moving into cloud are having to work harder, continue to debunk persistent myths, and develop more mature cloud offers.
TDM Replacement: Slow and (Hopefully) Steady
Column  | 
8/23/2013  |  8 comments
The industry needs to sort out its strategy on the replacement of circuit-switched TDM local end offices. Quickly.
Euronews: Saudi Arabia Gets Nervous
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2013  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tesco's cut-price tablet; more scandal at MTN; Ethiopia's telecom potential.
LTE Chips Away at Qualcomm's CDMA Royalty
News Analysis  | 
8/23/2013  |  14 comments
Verizon is gung-ho about launching LTE-only devices, which means the chip giant's CDMA royalty stream may dry up.
The Price Isn't Right With EU Roaming Rules
Column  | 
8/23/2013  |  2 comments
A new pricing model is needed to let people use their phones whether at home or abroad.
Outage Outrage
Rewired  | 
8/22/2013  |  10 comments
Apple and Nasdaq are the latest to jump on the outage bandwagon. What gives?
ExtraHop, Arista Team Up on SDN Visibility
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  3 comments
Vendors link ExtraHop's IT operations smarts with Arista's datacenter switch to reduce risk of going virtual.
Cable Goes on Ethernet Roll
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  4 comments
US MSOs capture 20% Ethernet market share, install more Ethernet ports than incumbent telcos.
OECD: Wired Networks Glorified Backhaul for Mobile
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  5 comments
New OECD report notes the rapid growth of mobile offload and points out it could indicate capacity problems to come.
The Tall Order for Small Cell Backhaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/22/2013  |  16 comments
The small cell market is exploding, with many new vendor startups and technology options.
Google: Mobile Devices Influence Wireline Sales
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  4 comments
Mobile devices are the shopping tools of choice, even when shopping for cable TV or a wired phone line, according to Google.
Cable Customer Service Still Stinks
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  12 comments
In new study, US consumers rate cable TV providers at bottom of the pack for customer service.
Euronews: Jolla Claims a Sailfish Sellout
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Rostelecom sees profits slip; BT lands pharmaceuticals IP Connect gig; Austrians and their apps.
Why SDN Matters
Column  | 
8/22/2013  |  5 comments
Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have the potential to solve a lot of service provider issues.
So, How Are Things?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/22/2013  |  4 comments
Easy question, right?
JDSU Urges Ops to Sell Their Location Data
News Analysis  | 
8/22/2013  |  8 comments
There's big money in selling aggregated, anonymous subscriber data to businesses wanting to study customer trends, vendor says.
iOS 7: The Next-Gen Hotspot Game Changer
Column  | 
8/22/2013  |  1 comment
Apple’s iOS 7 supports Hotspot 2.0, which could fuel faster, more widespread next-gen hotspot adoption.
Internet.Org: Small Data Bites Into the Digital Divide?
Jonestown  | 
8/21/2013  |  11 comments
Facebook and friends focus on data efficiency as part of a bid to get 5 billion more people online at a price they can afford.
Another Day, Another Domestic Spying Revelation
DOS Attack  | 
8/21/2013  |  3 comments
A Wall Street Journal report says the NSA can collect emails between US citizens, reaching 75 percent of domestic Internet traffic.
ZTE Sales Down, Profits Up on Cost Cutting
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  2 comments
After 26.6% jump in net income for the first half of 2013, vendor forecasts profit for first nine months of 2013 to reverse net loss from first three quarters of 2012.
New TiVo DVRs Top Cable Efforts
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  2 comments
TiVo's latest line of 'Roamio' DVRs put cable's current TV Everywhere offerings to shame.
Cable Rules Broadband Roost
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  4 comments
Despite robust FiOS & U-verse growth, cable operators extend their dominance in US broadband market in Q2.
NTT Reaping Opex Rewards of SDN
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  4 comments
Direct benefits to enterprise customers are still uncertain, since most of those customers aren't quite ready for SDN.
MetroPCS Puts Comms Startups on Notice
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  19 comments
The operator plans to put a few startups out of business with RCS, but it's a slow-moving process.
Leading Lights Awards: Have You Entered?
Shades of Ray  | 
8/21/2013  |  1 comment
Time is running out…
AT&T Aims High With 420 LTE Markets
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  1 comment
AT&T is upping its LTE deployment pace once again, announcing 50 new markets it will be in by the end of 2013.
Organizing for Data Excellence
Column  | 
8/21/2013  |  4 comments
Telcos need to adapt to a 'DataCo' model to operate efficiently and effectively in a world dominated by video and data traffic.
Euronews: Slim Says KPN Cash Is in Place
News Analysis  | 
8/21/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: E-Plus/Telefónica deal to be put under the microscope; Bosnian gig for Redknee; Ofcom consults on satellite WiFi for planes, boats and trains.
The 400Gbit/s Demonstrator
Column  | 
8/21/2013  |  6 comments
400Gbit/s bandwidth granularity is not only feasible, but already useful today.
Will AT&T Muve to the Music?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/21/2013  |  8 comments
Along with Leap Wireless, AT&T will get its hands on its popular Muve Music, a service it's wise to keep playing.
Carrier SDN vs. Transport SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
8/21/2013  |  4 comments
Just what is Carrier SDN and how is it different from Transport SDN?
Top US Telcos Succumb to Lure of FCC $$$
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  Post a comment
AT&T and CenturyLink reverse course and accept Connect America Funds after regulators loosen restrictions and reporting rules.
Verizon Onboard With NYC Subway Wireless
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  17 comments
Verizon Wireless is the last of the major US mobile operators to get onboard with NYC subway cell services through a deal with Transit Wireless.
Poll: NFV Will Be Massive
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  4 comments
A Light Reading readers poll shows there is a lot of belief that NFV is the real deal.
If Web Giants Sneeze, Do We All Catch Cold?
Rewired  | 
8/20/2013  |  7 comments
Outages have hit Amazon and Google – should we be afraid? Should we be very afraid?
Cox Business Wins Big Vegas Bet
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  1 comment
The MSO has landed a seven-year, $84 million contract with the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.
Is Open Data Going Big?
Column  | 
8/20/2013  |  2 comments
When Open Data becomes standard, it will become big-data, a multi-billion, multi-sector opportunity.
Shaping Tomorrow's Healthcare Network
Column  | 
8/20/2013  |  1 comment
Most healthcare infrastructure is ill-equipped to keep up with the scale of data collection and analytics.
Slide Show: Cisco's Small Cell Bureau
Slide Shows  | 
8/20/2013  |  12 comments
Light Reading visits Cisco's Chicago customer briefing center to chat about small cells over a telepresence screen.
Euronews: BT Sets Date for CEO Handover
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  Post a comment
Also today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson's South Korean gig; Kudelski's H1; and 4G behavioral studies in the UK.
Mobile Migraine: Carrier Aggregation Roaming
News Analysis  | 
8/20/2013  |  4 comments
Achieving LTE roaming will be challenging, but that pales in comparison to what carrier aggregation will bring.
US Govt. Wants Tougher Networks Post-Sandy
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2013  |  43 comments
More big storms are coming, says Obama superstorm committee, but wireless and other safety recommendations are non-binding in post-Sandy report.
Pay-TV Providers Bleed Subs
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2013  |  11 comments
Even with solid telco TV gains, the US pay-TV sector suffers bigger customer losses in second quarter.
NFV Requires Redefined Reliability: AlcaLu
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2013  |  18 comments
Virtualizing the network means running on commodity hardware, which will fail much more often than today's systems.
BlackBerry: Is There Still Value?
Column  | 
8/19/2013  |  3 comments
Seth Schachner finds that BlackBerry could still squeeze value out of emerging markets, its enterprise network, and patent portfolio, but faces some daunting challenges ahead.
EE Users Snub WiFi for LTE
Que Sera Sarah  | 
8/19/2013  |  16 comments
LTE's popularity in the UK is great news for the network but bad news for carrier WiFi initiatives.
Motion Control UI Scores Big
News Analysis  | 
8/19/2013  |  9 comments
YOUi Labs wins best in show prize at CableLabs' summer confab, claims Tier 1 MSO deal.
The Summer of LTE
Jonestown  | 
8/19/2013  |  12 comments
It's summer 2013: Do you know where your 4G LTE network is?
Go Global or Source Local?
Column  | 
8/19/2013  |  3 comments
Orange Business Services encourages its customers to use global suppliers, but there's value in staying close to home.
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