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Baby, You Can Fund My Car: Uber Drives August VC
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  3 comments
Rutberg & Co. reveals that mobile companies made $738M in August VC rounds, with Uber netting $258M from Google.
Sprint Axes More Clearwire Employees
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  1 comment
Nearly 75 percent of former Clearwire employees will be cut from the company eventually; 161 received notice this month.
New iPhones Use Old Qualcomm LTE Chips
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  6 comments
The iPhone 5c and 5s include the same Qualcomm RF360 as the earlier versions, but with support for additional LTE bands tacked on.
Liberty Sees New World for Horizon
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  4 comments
The leading European MSO aims to extend its Horizon multi-screen video service to WiFi hotspots throughout the continent.
BT Preps Its Next FTTx, Core Moves
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  1 comment
On the road to full fiber access, BT is checking out the potential of vectoring and G.fast, boosting its core network capacity and finding SDN enticing.
Euronews: Anger Grows at Nokia Payoff for Elop
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2013  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone gets EC approval for Kabel Deutschland bid; UK spooks implicated in Belgacom hacking; Telecom Italia considers towers sale.
BlackBerry to Cut 4,500 Jobs
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2013  |  11 comments
BlackBerry plans to cut 40 percent of its workforce and two smartphone models as it battles to lower costs.
ONO Will Go Full Throttle
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2013  |  1 comment
Leading Spanish MSO prepares to roll out 500 Mbit/s broadband service next month to combat Telefónica.
WiFi 2.0: Roaming Holds the Key
Column  | 
9/20/2013  |  2 comments
The introduction of next-generation WiFi can bring major benefits, but only once service providers open up their networks.
Comcast Takes Business Voice Mobile
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2013  |  3 comments
Comcast Business adds mobile calling features to its cloud-based voice solution for SMBs.
Top 5 Pranks to Pull on Your Telecom Office Co-Workers
Slide Shows  | 
9/20/2013  |  10 comments
Need something to fill out a Friday?
Securing LTE: It's Worth the Capex
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/20/2013  |  5 comments
New deployments of IPsec in Europe are allaying fears of fears of high costs and negative impacts on performance.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Enterprise Service
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2013  |  3 comments
Three very diverse services from three very different service providers represent the industry's best big-business services.
China Faces Innovation Crunch
Shades of Ray  | 
9/20/2013  |  4 comments
In telecom innovation, China is not even in the race, says Robert Clark.
Euronews: Elop Pockets $25M Payoff
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2013  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia names decision day for Microsoft deal; Danish operator upgrades with Huawei, Euro-Huaweiland opens its doors.
Poll: Readers Underwhelmed by New iPhones
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2013  |  13 comments
Fewer than 6 percent of readers say they will running out to buy a new iPhone 5C this Friday.
Cox's IPTV Trial Flames Out
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2013  |  18 comments
Cox has ended the test of its flameWatch IPTV service based on Fanhattan's Fan TV experience.
China Catches OTT Fever
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2013  |  15 comments
The major telcos have all embraced over-the-top applications, using the Guangdong province as the battleground.
Euronews: Zayo Switches On Its 100G
News Analysis  | 
9/19/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Shareholders discuss Telecom Italia's future; Orange develops M2M offer; Astellia wins in Moldova.
DE-CIX Eyes Tepid US Exchange Market
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  1 comment
The ambitious German Internet peering exchange operator plans its first US location in NYC, but may need to overcome operator apathy.
AT&T Lands Another Cloud Collaborator
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  2 comments
Microsoft is the newest addition to the growing fold of companies tying their cloud services to AT&T's VPN.
Comcast Zips Past Verizon
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  6 comments
Comcast's new 505Mbit/s service tops Verizon's 500Mbit/s FiOS offering in the latest round of the US broadband speed wars.
Keeping Up With Google Fiber
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  26 comments
Utopia and EPB drop the rates on their gigabit services to $70 per month or less, matching Google Fiber’s offering in Kansas City.
Bridging the Chasm[s]: Easier Said Than Done
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/18/2013  |  6 comments
There's a crippling divide within communications service provider teams that's stifling their business and growth potential.
Top 10 Songs About Telecom
Slide Shows  | 
9/18/2013  |  63 comments
Telecom and music go together like Sonny and Cher, like Simon and Garfunkel, like... oh you get the picture.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Deal Maker
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  1 comment
Smart, industry-shaking acquisitions and partnerships landed these companies on the shortlist for the best deal maker of 2013.
Euronews: Data Breach at Swisscom
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  2 comments
Also in today's roundup: Regulators' body unimpressed with EC proposals; fiber linkup in Tanzania; Brits flock to 4G.
Cricket Leaps to Devicescape's WiFi Aggregator
News Analysis  | 
9/18/2013  |  2 comments
Cricket is the latest US operator to use Devicescape's aggregated WiFi network to bolster cellular coverage.
The SDN Business Case
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/18/2013  |  7 comments
The business case for SDN and NFV deployments will be a key topic of debate at the Ethernet & SDN Expo event Oct 2-3.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Product (Cable)
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  2 comments
New products from 10 different vendors make our shortlist of finalists for the 2013 Leading Lights Best New Product (Cable) category.
5 Challenges for NFV in the 4G Core Network
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/17/2013  |  6 comments
The mobile core network might be ripe for network functions virtualization (NFV), but there are plenty of hurdles to overcome before any real-world deployments.
Concurrent Powers ZON's Timewarp
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  6 comments
Big Portuguese cable provider teams with Concurrent for its new multi-screen cloud DVR service.
Numericable Preps IPO
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  3 comments
Top French MSO moves to capitalize on growing interest in European cable assets.
Euronews: ECI Telecom Restructures
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  4 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia shareholders reject Telefónica bid; Huawei scores in Poland; Nokia tablet 'delayed.'
Stoke Gets Bigger in Japan With SoftBank
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  3 comments
Stoke has won another mobile security gateway deal in Japan.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Carrier WiFi Deployment
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  2 comments
We pick the three operators that are being the most aggressive with WiFi and have ground-breaking deployments to show for it.
Vodafone Deploys SpiderCloud's Small Cells
News Analysis  | 
9/17/2013  |  2 comments
After months of tests and trials in the UK, Vodafone Netherlands is impressed with the SpiderCloud enterprise small cell system for fast indoor coverage.
Juniper Opens SDN, Clouds OpenDaylight
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  6 comments
Juniper declares its Contrail SDN solution production ready with an open-source version that further complicates industry efforts to develop a standards-based open SDN controller.
5 Rules to Disrupt a $200B US Mobile Market
Column  | 
9/16/2013  |  10 comments
FreedomPop's CEO on what it takes to compete with the big guns in the US mobile industry.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative SMB Service
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  3 comments
Three cloud-based services comprise our first Leading Lights shortlist recognizing innovation in serving the unique needs of SMBs.
Sprint Goes 4G LTE in 34 More Markets
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  8 comments
Sprint, racing T-Mobile for third place in 4G, turns on LTE in 34 new markets.
Arris Flashes IP Mojo
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  4 comments
Arris demonstrates hybrid and all-IP set-tops with a variety of software platforms at IBC.
ADVA Claims SDN First
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  7 comments
Demo with IBM and Marist College shows off virtualized optical network with dynamic wavelengths connecting datacenters.
Euronews: Who Hacked Belgacom?
News Analysis  | 
9/16/2013  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: MoD releases UK spectrum; KPN's tax maneuver, Vodafone plans Greek investment; Nokia pops out a cheap one.
T-Mobile Sprints Again in Race for 4G Bronze
News Analysis  | 
9/15/2013  |  3 comments
The Magenta mob is now at 154 4G LTE cities.
2013 Leading Lights Finalists: Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  1 comment
We've already told you which companies made the Most Innovative Carrier Cloud Service category shortlist, now here are the reasons why.
Cisco Aims New Chip at SDN, M2M
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  6 comments
New 400G network processor is intended to support trillions of transactions.
5 Things to Spend $99 on Instead of an iPhone 5C
Slide Shows  | 
9/13/2013  |  16 comments
You could spend the cash on the colorful, new, plastic phone from Apple, but there are other options.
AT&T Hits 400 4G LTE Markets
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  7 comments
AT&T now live in 400 4G LTE markets as it pushes to catch Verizon.
Cisco Makes a Splash at IBC
News Analysis  | 
9/13/2013  |  10 comments
It's day one of the annual IBC show in Amsterdam and Cisco is among the many names making product announcements at the video jamboree.
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