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China Rolls Its Own Ethernet-over-Coax Standard
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/23/2012  |  1 comment
Entropic is among the chipmakers eyeing HiNOC, a Chinese broadband standard that will compete with C-Docsis and C-HomePlug
Pyramid: Brits to Embrace 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/22/2012  |  3 comments
The UK may only just be getting a taste of LTE, but Pyramid Research expects a quarter of British users to be on 4G within a few years
The 'Is Billing Dead?' Debate
EuroBlog  | 
11/22/2012  |  2 comments
8:00 AM Does post-paid billing have a future? The debate is intensifying…
Goodnight PBX, Goodnight Moon
iBraue  | 
11/22/2012  |  4 comments
9:00 AM And goodnight light and the red balloon…
Comcast: To Xfinity & Beyond!
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: TW Cable takes a run at Vonage and Skype; Microsoft may make a Roku rival; it's a bird, it's a plane, it's an EchoStar satellite!
Euronews: Ericsson Boasts IT Services Progress
News Analysis  | 
11/22/2012  |  Post a comment
Also in today's turkey-free EMEA roundup: HP/Autonomy saga rolls on; smartphones on the march in UK; Vodacom does 4G voice in South Africa
Ruckus Eyes Carrier Deals After $126M IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/21/2012  |  2 comments
The way forward for Ruckus is through carrier Wi-Fi offload deals for its new gateway, CEO Selina Lo says
Dish's Wireless Plans Could Get 'Crippled'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/21/2012  |  9 comments
Dish fumes that a proposed FCC rule would disable a gob of its spectrum and threaten the company's ability to enter the wireless business
If We're Giving Thanks…
EuroBlog  | 
11/21/2012  |  3 comments
10:15 AM Ahead of Thanksgiving, some pics from my recent visit to New York starring some of Light Reading's illustrious crew
DirecTV's 12-Meg Bundle Comes With Caps
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/21/2012  |  8 comments
Also: Cox to expand its tablet TV lineup; Cisco notches a Videoscape win; Comcast app adds download option; Suddenlink deal is a wrap
Ericsson's Small-Cell Crystal Ball
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/21/2012  |  1 comment
With mobile data traffic volumes doubling year-on-year, Ericsson reveals just how many small cells it thinks operators will need to deploy
Euronews: Colt Fires Up 100GE
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2012  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom does 100GigE too; Orange cozies up to Akamai; BDUK is OK, says EC; Turk Telekom eyes Bulgaria
Optical Transport Gets an SDN Idea
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2012  |  10 comments
An early proposal suggests how to standardize a connection between software-defined networking and the optical layer
F5 & Riverbed Take to the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2012  |  3 comments
The migration of applications to the cloud means application delivery controllers have to keep up
Cohere Founder Envisions a 'Distributed' CMTS
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/20/2012  |  3 comments
A patent awarded to Shlomo Rakib sheds some light on his radical cable access architecture, which appears to include some SDN wrinkles
Spectrum Ruling Could Prove Risky for Dish
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/20/2012  |  2 comments
Also: Alcatel-Lucent powers new 1-Gig network; Vdio goes beta in the US and UK; M&A wave hits social TV
Jolla to Take on Apple & Android With OS Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/20/2012  |  9 comments
Finnish startup Jolla will unveil its new MeeGo-based Sailfish operating system in Helsinki tomorrow
Ericsson Defends Iran Position
EuroBlog  | 
11/20/2012  |  1 comment
9:25 AM Vendor responds to report focusing on its ongoing business in controversial Middle East market
ADVA Pumps Cash Into Caching
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/20/2012  |  6 comments
Transport vendor takes a stake in radio access network (RAN) caching specialist Saguna – but are mobile operators ready to store content at their base stations?
Euronews: Vodafone Expands Its Atlantic NOC
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2012  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: 4G rumpus in UK; Telefónica may sell Portuguese stake; South Africa mobile and cloud services set to soar
ESPN Streams to the Xbox 360
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  2 comments
Microsoft's console launches the WatchESPN app, but it will only work for consumers who get pay-TV services from a handful of providers
BSS/OSS Outsourcing Comes of Age
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
11/19/2012  |  Post a comment
Service providers are increasingly willing to outsource their BSS/OSS needs as they deal with next-gen services such as M2M and cloud
Bringing EPON to Cable: It's a Scale Thing
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  5 comments
Time Warner Cable has been kicking the tires on an automated way to bring Docsis-style provisioning to EPON services
Will Customer Experience Matter With Small Cells?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  2 comments
Over on InnovationGeneration.com, Dan Jones reminds us that cheaper devices may inadvertently come with lowered expectations
RIM CEO Promises Better Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  Post a comment
On his mission to sell Blackberry 10, RIM's chief says the app store size isn't the only thing that matters
Europe's Telco Services Suffer Shrinkage
EuroBlog  | 
11/19/2012  |  6 comments
10:30 AM The region's comms services market shrunk in 2011 and is set to do so again this year – can it recover? Where are the new sources of revenue?
TW Cable's $82M National Data Center
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  2 comments
Also: TW Cable eyes NYC subway Wi-Fi; Cablevision banks on possible Bresnan sale; Netflix CEO says it doesn't need a big brother
Why Cisco Wants Meraki's Wi-Fi Smarts
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  5 comments
Cisco wants to add virtualized management capabilities to Wi-Fi networks with the acquisition of Meraki
Euronews: Telefónica to Seek UK IPO?
News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Sawaris wants $5B compensation from Algerian govt; QTel eyes Maroc Telecom; Telekom profits decimated
Cisco Shells Out $1.2B for Meraki
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/19/2012  |  6 comments
Cloud networking capabilities attract Cisco, which is on a mini M&A spree
Philly Next for Comcast's X1
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/16/2012  |  Post a comment
Comcast's corporate hometown is one of two major markets that will get the cable operator's next-gen video product in the coming weeks
Setting the Stage for Docsis 3.1
Technically Speaking With SCTE  | 
11/16/2012  |  2 comments
4:10 PM SCTE CTO Daniel Howard recaps what's new and different about 3.1, and what the Society is doing now to help cable engineers get ready for it
Photos: Ruckus's IPO Party
Slide Shows  | 
11/16/2012  |  4 comments
Employees do, indeed, cause a ruckus with a 6:30 a.m. party that woke up all the neighbors
New Cable Video Security Rules to Get Real
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/16/2012  |  2 comments
The FCC says a rule that lets cable operators encrypt basic TV services in all-digital systems will take effect on Dec. 10
Google & Dish Mull Mobile Connection
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/16/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: WaveDivision rolls in $1B in funding; FCC set to vet Charter's set-top plan; Comcast taps northeast biz unit lead
Alcatel-Lucent Names New Mobile Chief
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/16/2012  |  3 comments
Wireless president Wim Sweldens replaced by wireline chief Dave Geary
Euronews: AlcaLu Mulls Sub-Prime Patents Sale
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2012  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN's definitely not an also-RAN; AlcaLu does 4G in Uganda; René walked away, but now he's walked back
Contrail Wants to Be an SDN 'Compiler'
News Analysis  | 
11/16/2012  |  4 comments
The programmability associated with software-defined networking needs a push, reasons one group of Juniper/Cisco vets
Cisco Takes Location Indoors
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/15/2012  |  1 comment
New software will use data from small cells and Wi-Fi to give detailed location data in airports, malls and more
3net Puts 4K TV in the Picture
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/15/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Contec connects with Charter; UTStarcom snags stake in aioTV; Grande pushes the TiVo Stream; Comcast expands the cable/mobile bundle
Cisco to Buy Cloupia for Cloud Management
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2012  |  Post a comment
Cisco will spend about $125M for network management specialist Cloupia, which aims to bring the physical, virtual and cloud worlds together for service providers
Telefónica, Microsoft Build Global Video Platform
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2012  |  1 comment
Spanish giant develops international video delivery platform based on Microsoft's Mediaroom platform
Advanced Video Ad Startup Banks VC Cash
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/15/2012  |  Post a comment
This Technology raises $7.5M and reveals a customer lineup that includes Comcast, Verizon, NBCU and ABC
New CDN Twist for Twiss
EuroBlog  | 
11/15/2012  |  1 comment
6:50 AM Traffic management specialist is now tackling next-gen content delivery networks (CDNs)
Euronews: KPN Sells German Tower Sites
News Analysis  | 
11/15/2012  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Price range set for MegaFon IPO; Telefónica reassures investors; Iliad still poaching, but at slower rate
SDN & the Commodity Question
Craig's A-List  | 
11/14/2012  |  9 comments
6:00 PM Software-defined networking won't eradicate Cisco or Juniper. At least not right away
Dish Ups the Ante Against Broadcasters
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/14/2012  |  18 comments
Also: Google Fiber hitting 600Mbit/s-plus; US cable dominates broadband adds in Q3; TWC faces modem fee lawsuits; ThinkAnalytics keeps rolling
Broadcom Joins China's Cable Gold Rush
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
11/14/2012  |  7 comments
China picks 'C-Docsis' as an acceptable cable access standard, creating a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for Broadcom and its vendor partners
Synching Up Small-Cell Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
11/14/2012  |  Post a comment
New industry group to focus on synchronization in LTE small-cell backhaul networks
How Not to Do 4G, EE-Style
EuroBlog  | 
11/14/2012  |  2 comments
10:25 AM London journalist is positive about EE's LTE service, but regular punters slam the operator's customer service efforts
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