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The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 8/30/2008

Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week

TV Household Growth an Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/29/2008

Growth in the number of TV households nationwide presents an important growth opportunity for service providers

Verizon Stokes a Tru2way Stalemate
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/29/2008

In latest FCC salvo, Verizon all but tells cable: We won't adopt Tru2way and you can't make us

NY Radio Problems Continue
Jonestown | 8/29/2008

Emergency radio doesn't seem to be working quite yet

Sprint Preps Four New WiMax Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/29/2008

Sprint confirms that it is planning WiMax deployments in Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Philadelphia and adds Providence, R.I.

Google Unleashes Details on Android App Store
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/29/2008

The Android Developers Blog offers a glimpse into the upcoming competitor to the Apple App Store

IPTV Slump Sinks Sigma
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/29/2008

A temporary stalling of the IPTV market creates some trouble for chimpaker Sigma Designs

GPS... Not GPS
Jonestown | 8/28/2008

Satellites aren't local yet

Comcast Draws the Line at 250GB
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/28/2008

As expected, Comcast will rein in excessive Internet users with a 250 GB monthly cap starting Oct. 1

Supercomm Returns?
The Philter | 8/28/2008

Supercomm 2009 is on someone's mind

Sprint Plots WiMax-Powered Location Services
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/28/2008

Let your fingers do the walking as Sprint unveils location service that will map nearby 'points of interest' for mobile users on WiMax

Shrinking Bell Labs
Craig's A-List | 8/28/2008

Basic research takes another hit

ComCap?
The Bauminator | 8/28/2008

Report: Comcast to go live with 250 gigabyte cap for excessive users on Oct. 1... UPDATED 4:00 PM

TiVo Downplays RS-DVR Threat
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/28/2008

A court gave the go ahead to Cablevision's 'RS-DVR,' but TiVo says it can play a big role in cable regardless of where video is stored

Rebuilding Analog TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/28/2008

Vendors are lining up to help MSOs meet the challenge of delivering some TV signals in analog even after broadcasters cut to digital

Nominum Caches In
News Analysis | 8/27/2008

The DNS company says it's got a better response to the latest cache poisoning trick

Verizon Foes Ground & Pound in New York
News Analysis | 8/27/2008

Verizon says it will credit some FiOS customers in New York who were 'inconvenienced' by its now two-year-old grounding controversy

Femto Vendor Lands $28M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/27/2008

RadioFrame closes $28M funding round and will use the money to speed its femtocells to market

Comcast Expands TiVo Footprint
The Bauminator | 8/27/2008

MSO launches TiVo-enabled cable set-tops in Connecticut

China Mobile to Unleash 3G Next Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/27/2008

China Mobile sets timeline for a big 3G TD-SCDMA commercial launch next year and reports stellar first-half results

CEA Attacks Cable One HD Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/27/2008

Gadget lobby says FCC should toss MSO's request to 'update' set-top rules and allow the use of future HD-capable digital terminal adapters

International Docsis
The Bauminator | 8/27/2008

It's time to take the Comcast blinders off for a moment and see what else is going on with Docsis 3.0 these days...

Hey Early Birds!
Contentinople | 8/27/2008

Early Bird registration for the Contentonomics event is extended!

NSN Scoops UK Deal
EuroBlog | 8/27/2008

Vendor wins 3G network contract from 3 and T-Mobile

Does Apple Bite?
LR Mobile Column | 8/27/2008

The iPhone 3G could have some huge problems on the horizon, as we learn from the story of Handset X

Carrier Scorecard: T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/27/2008

T-Mobile International gets downgraded to a B- in Unstrung's latest carrier scorecard

AlcaLu CEO Rumor Reprise
EuroBlog | 8/27/2008

Report says Mike Quigley is favorite

UK iPhone Ad Misleads
Wireless Bits | 8/27/2008

Apple forced to stop TV commercial in UK

Heavy Reading Gets Pyramid Power
News Analysis | 8/27/2008

Light Reading's parent company makes an $8M buy to create a bigger, badder place for communications industry research

Metacafe Opens Up
Contentinople | 8/26/2008

Nokia Intros Two N Series Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/26/2008

The Nokia N85 and N79 have integrated Wi-Fi, 3G capabilities, and other features

Foundry Plays PBB Card
News Analysis | 8/26/2008

The NetIron family gets a little brother in the form of edge switches that play up Provider Backbone Bridging

Dish Serves MPEG-4 Bragging Rights
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/26/2008

Dish stakes a claim on being the first (but certainly not the last) to deliver all standard-def and hi-def fare in the new format

Wherever i Roam
Jonestown | 8/26/2008

AT&T eyes biz travelers with new iPhone plans

Microsoft Invests in Move Networks
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/26/2008

Move will use Microsoft's investment to stream video for the Democratic National Convention

Typo Psyhcos
BroadBananas | 8/26/2008

Feds throw the book at two 'grammar vigilantes'

Cisco Does Thai WiMax
Wireless Bits | 8/26/2008

Vendor deploys WiMax for Thai university

New AlcaLu CEO Soon
EuroBlog | 8/26/2008

Tchuruk eyes chairman and CEO appointments soon

Clearwire Has Cash for 'at Least' 12 Months
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/25/2008

Latest SEC filings say that Clearwire's funds will last 'at least next 12 months' with expected $3.2B cash influx

Apple's MobileMe Has a New Problem
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/25/2008

The online service is reportedly vulnerable to hackers

WildBlue's New 'Lease' on Life
The Bauminator | 8/25/2008

Satellite broadband player borrows a page from cable with leased option, mulls offering faster speeds in some areas of the US

And Now for the Conventions...
Contentinople | 8/25/2008

Now that the Olympics are over, Contentinople takes on US politics

MI, MI, CLWR
Jonestown | 8/25/2008

Local paper says 2009 for Grand Rapids mobile WiMax network

Burning Questions About FiOS
The Philter | 8/25/2008

Three-hundred sixty-five degrees...

Level 3 Delivers Dems' Convention Video
News Analysis | 8/25/2008

Level 3 provides both online video delivery and broadcast backhaul services for the Democratic National Convention

FCC Dings TWC Over SDV
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/25/2008

A case in Hawaii serves as a warning that MSOs have to be more careful about switching to switched digital video

Conviva Raises $20M in Series B
News Analysis | 8/25/2008

The video management firm, formerly Rinera Networks, will target broadcasters and sports leagues

Broadcom Tunes Up DTV Strategy
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/25/2008

A $192.8M cash deal would be Broadcom's chance to boost its DTV standing and even give it some CableCARD-related product

Qualcomm Wins at China Telecom
LR Mobile Column | 8/25/2008

The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 8/22/2008

Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week

Embarq Embarks on Worker Cuts
News Analysis | 8/22/2008

Embarq intends to cut as many as 700 workers from its network services group as competition, costs rise and economy issues mount

NAB: We've Got Issues With DTV Order
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/22/2008

Broadcasting lobby argues that an exemption for some cable operators could 'undermine' the digital television transition

The WiMax State of Play in the USA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/22/2008

WiMax is popping up across the US even as we wait for the 'new' Clearwire to get rolling

Advertisers' Head-Scratch
Contentinople | 8/22/2008

It's Contentinople time!

GPON Merger Bets on Interoperability
News Analysis | 8/22/2008

By merging, TXP and Cambridge Industries Group hope to create a GPON ONT powerhouse

Is Wireless Worth the Risk?
LR Mobile Column | 8/22/2008

What has driven the move from wired Ethernet to WiFi?

Intel Demos Wireless Power, Robotics
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/22/2008

Justin Rattner, Intel's CTO, showed off the company's up-and-coming technology at the final keynote of the chipmaker's Developer Forum

No More Golf
Red Panda | 8/22/2008

World leaders put away their clubs

Avago IPO's a Go
News Analysis | 8/22/2008

Having gotten back to profitability, the former Agilent division is filing to go public

FCC Gives DTV Relief
The Bauminator | 8/22/2008

Smaller cable ops get exemption, but the FCC has yet to publish the details of the just-adopted order... UPDATED 12:40 PM

Classical Gas
Jonestown | 8/22/2008

Ringtones get classy

Sandvine: We're Fine
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/22/2008

The FCC's wrist-slapped Comcast, but that might not mean Sandvine gets cut off from the operator

Cox Refreshes Wireless Agenda
The Bauminator | 8/21/2008

The major MSO not doing WiMax offers a nibble of its wireless ambitions

Cisco/Brocade Rumors Pop Up
News Analysis | 8/21/2008

Stuck for near-term growth, could Cisco make a run at buying Brocade?

Avanex Misses Hard
News Analysis | 8/21/2008

A Q4 miss and a weak Q1 forecast send Avanex shares spiraling after-hours

Canada Gets Bold
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2008

Hometown hero RIM plots northern exposure for first 3G BlackBerry

Capacity Constrained
Craig's A-List | 8/21/2008

Do the optical companies go for it now?

NBC's At-Work Audience Grows
Contentinople | 8/21/2008

NBC's Olympics coverage has become the new solitaire

Optical Expo Preview
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/21/2008

Here's a sneak peek at some of the major themes we can expect to see at this year's Optical Expo

Wild About 'Widgets'
The Bauminator | 8/21/2008

Comcast teams with Intel, but will these 'widgets' show up on a set-top near you anytime soon?

Where Is Verizon's Open Access?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2008

Cellular giant is silent on the status of its 'open access' project; analysts suggest that it could be waiting for Android

Doink! JDSU Hits Capacity Ceiling
News Analysis | 8/21/2008

The company will see $10M of revenues delayed by a quarter because its manufacturing can't keep up

Concurrent Sidesteps M&A Talk
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/21/2008

Concurrent Computer Corp. execs give canned, boring answers to M&A questions

JDSU's Down
Craig's A-List | 8/20/2008

Q4 and future Q1 numbers miss their marks

WDM-PON Faces 10G Challenge
News Analysis | 8/20/2008

Some believe WDM-PON is the FTTH endgame, but AlcaLu isn't convinced

SlamBall Hits the Web
Contentinople | 8/20/2008

The strange new sport will air programming on sites such as AOL

T-Mobile Adds More 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/20/2008

Houston, we have a connection!

Panther Nabs Another Level 3 Exec
News Analysis | 8/20/2008

Steve Milner is the new vice president of sales for digital media and content markets

FCC Puts Comcast on the Clock
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/20/2008

Comcast has 30 days to comply with a new FCC order that bans P2P app throttling... or else some vague things will happen to the MSO

Nokia Cuts Jobs
Wireless Bits | 8/20/2008

200 positions to go from Internet services

Ericsson Joins Mobile Chip Challenger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/20/2008

Ericsson and STMicroelectronics join forces to create a new joint venture mobile platform and chipset company

Order Up!
The Bauminator | 8/20/2008

The FCC today posted the official order that calls on Comcast to stop its 'discriminatory network management practices'

Open=Beta?
BelkBlog | 8/20/2008

Is the craze for open networks, phones, and access mo beta or no beta?

2010: Year of the Femto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/20/2008

Most operators plan femtocell deployments for 2010 or later, according to a new survey from Heavy Reading

Verizon's Big Risk
The Philter | 8/19/2008

An analysis of Verizon's FiOS risk points out AT&T's money-saving mistake

Top 10 Online TV Networks
Contentinople | 8/19/2008

Contentinople takes its cold eye of judgment and ranks 10 television networks' Web offerings

Android Arriving November 10?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/19/2008

Docs filed with the FCC suggest a Fall launch for the Android handset, but T-Mobile's slow 3G rollout could be a fly in the ointment

IPv6, Anyone?
Craig's A-List | 8/19/2008

Tap the news meter, see if it flickers

Blanket Bewilderment?
The Bauminator | 8/19/2008

Broadcasting lobby argues that a DTV 'blanket waiver' for some smaller cable systems could breed consumer confusion

Digeo Gets SDV-Ready
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/19/2008

Completes an interop with BigBand as the Paul Allen-backed company preps a new CableCARD-based HD DVR for deployment later this year

The Rise of Subscriber Data Management?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/19/2008

Carriers' ability to internalize and define subscriber profile preferences is a major untapped asset

Vodafone Hikes Rates
Wireless Bits | 8/19/2008

Operator feels the pinch

BT Wins Mobile Appeal
EuroBlog | 8/19/2008

Mobile operators have to pay BT back

Freescale Doesn't Fear Broadcom
News Analysis | 8/19/2008

Broadcom's approach won't have much impact on the market today, Freescale contends

Indian Regulator Approves VOIP
News Analysis | 8/19/2008

Telecom Regulatory Authority of India recommends removing restrictions on domestic VOIP services

Google Campaigns to 'Free the Airwaves'
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/19/2008

The Free the Airwaves campaign rallies support to open white space to high-speed wireless Internet

Force10's C-Craze
Craig's A-List | 8/18/2008

The C-series finds a friend in IBM

Google Hiring Android Designers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2008

Collaboration is the key as search giant buffs up team prior to Android handset launch

CBS Leads
Contentinople | 8/18/2008

Benefiting from its CNET buy, CBS led Web traffic in June

Docsis 3.0 Gear Tracker IV
The Bauminator | 8/18/2008

Hitron's modem just passed muster, so it's time to refresh the list...

Hitron Breaks the Docsis 3.0 Barrier
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/18/2008

CableLabs posting reveals that Taiwan-based company has become the seventh modem vendor to obtain Docsis 3.0 certification

Clearwire Hires Ad Agency
Jonestown | 8/18/2008

Spent $5M on ads in 2007

Broadcom Adapts Chipset for DTAs
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/18/2008

Company's new system-on-a-chip will be the workhorse for a new breed of digital terminal adapters tagged for deployment by Comcast

Qwest, Unions Reach Agreement
News Analysis | 8/18/2008

Healthcare was a main issue between the regional Bell and the unions

Clearwire: We're Still on Track
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2008

Clearwire says that it's on track to close Sprint Nextel deal in Q4 despite AT&T's complaints about spectrum holdings

Ethernet Services Revenue Still Growing Strong
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/18/2008

While growth is beginning to look more modest, the Ethernet business services market shows no sign of stopping

Say Wah Way
BroadBananas | 8/18/2008

Will Huawei's US moves put the squeeze on traditional cable suppliers?

Service Providers Plan for Multiplatform Video
News Analysis | 8/18/2008

A new Heavy Reading study finds most service providers are planning to offer video services on three screens

Carrier Ethernet 2.0
LRTV Documentaries | 8/16/2008

Carriers and equipment vendors the world over are starting to talk about a new generation of Ethernet services. More than just a connection, they're using the term 'Carrier Ethernet 2.0' to describe a service that's aware of the applications running over an Ethernet connection – a managed service that can even extend service levels to third-party networks

Give NBC a Medal
Contentinople | 8/15/2008

NBCU appears to be the real gold-medalist in the 2008 Olympics

Who Makes What: GPON Equipment
News Analysis | 8/15/2008

GPON is starting to take off worldwide. We list the who, what, and wherefore

Phyworks Works It
Craig's A-List | 8/15/2008

A bubble survivor that's even profitable

India Roundup: Tender Times, Stock Issues
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2008

India's Department of Telecom and BSNL move forward with 3G plans, while Reliance, IDEA, and MTNL run into stock-related hurdles

OSS Giants Shift Up a Gear
News Analysis | 8/15/2008

Amdocs gets bigger and bigger, while Oracle puts its BEA acquisition to use with developments in the SDP space

Beyond the Bundle: Seamless Multiscreen Video
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/15/2008

A seamless, integrated video experience will be critical for service providers to maximize the value of their multiplay bundles

Evolution Thinks Small
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/15/2008

A new CableCARD platform and some DTAs highlight Evolution Broadband's plan to bring smaller cable operators to an all-digital world

Vodafone Turns Attention to Poland
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2008

With its acquisition in Ghana lurching towards a conclusion, Vodafone turns its M&A attention to Poland

Traveling Light
BelkBlog | 8/14/2008

With hordes of devices!

Oplink Changes Hands
Craig's A-List | 8/14/2008

The Joe Liu era ends

Carrier Scorecard: Broadband Blues
News Analysis | 8/14/2008

Our latest quarterly tally finds AT&T, Qwest, and Verizon showing some of the weakest broadband growth seen in years

Top 10 Network Sites
Contentinople | 8/14/2008

Contentinople picks the best network sites for Web video

Analyst: Apple Will Sell 4.5M iPhones This Quarter
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2008

In the same period last year, the company sold about 1.12M

Pope Cat-Lover
Red Panda | 8/14/2008

His Holiness's fashion sense is under fire

Merger Mania Continues
Craig's A-List | 8/14/2008

Seagate and SanDisk, anyone?

Netgear Rises to the Wideband Challenge
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/14/2008

Vendor has quietly gained Docsis modem share in the past year and hopes to grow it further using a new family of Docsis 3.0 gear

Cablevision Roadshow Update
The Bauminator | 8/14/2008

Report: 'Major acquisitions' off the table... but dividends are on the way UPDATED 8/18 NOON

Unboxing IPTV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/14/2008

MobiTV's and mSpot's eye-popping subscriber numbers reveal serious obstacles for telco TV to overcome

Unicom Plans Capex Blowout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2008

Chinese operator estimates $14.6B in wireless capex in 2009-2010, by which time it should be holding a 3G license

Bizarre Brits & Pigs
EuroBlog | 8/14/2008

The swine! Wireless chip vendor joins pig parade

Vitesse Update
Craig's A-List | 8/13/2008

They're getting closer

Man Bites MSO
The Bauminator | 8/13/2008

Given the evidence, your honor, this case doesn't stand a snowball's chance...

Man Bites Phone
Jonestown | 8/13/2008

Or, are Apple's 3G problems really such a big surprise?

Limelight Does a Happy Dance
Contentinople | 8/13/2008

We've got the results of this round of the CDN brawl, Olympic coverage, and gossip about Trump

Dark Times at Sprint Nextel?
LR Mobile Column | 8/13/2008

Heavy Reading senior analyst compares Sprint Nextel to a misguided retailer

MetroPCS Chooses LTE for 4G Wireless Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2008

The wireless carrier joins the likes of Verizon Wireless and AT&T

Funding? Brilliant!
Craig's A-List | 8/13/2008

Another round for the former Luminous crew

DDOS Attacks Hit Georgia
EuroBlog | 8/13/2008

The current conflict in Georgia includes cyberattacks

'Quiet Period' Noise
The Bauminator | 8/13/2008

Cable lobbyists aren't wild about a 'voluntary' NAB proposal that aims to smooth the DTV transition

Dusk for Sprint Nextel?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/13/2008

Sprint Nextel looks increasingly like a misguided retailer that loses money on every transaction, but hopes to make it up on volume

NCTA Counters Verizon's Tru2way Claims
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/13/2008

NCTA chief challenges Verizon's argument that tru2way will throw a big monkey wrench into the telco's FiOS TV platform

Tandberg in Takeover Talks
News Analysis | 8/13/2008

A further sign of heat in the videoconferencing sector: Norwegian specialist sees its stock leap 17% as it announces takeover talks

SureWest Flexes IPTV Muscle
News Analysis | 8/13/2008

U-verse and FiOS grab the headlines, but one could argue that SureWest is outdoing them both

Nortel Buys Pingtel
News Analysis | 8/13/2008

Pingtel changes hands again as Nortel acquires the SIP-based unified communications software specialist for an undisclosed sum

Max on, Max off
Jonestown | 8/12/2008

AT&T's double-think on WiMax

3G iPhone Connection Complaints Arise
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2008

Users of the device outside of the US report poor connections

Improving Its Cable 'Image'
The Bauminator | 8/12/2008

A 'micro-client' architecture from Silicon Image deemed 'complementary' to tru2way gets the vote at CableLabs confab

Some CDNs Win, Some Lose
Contentinople | 8/12/2008

The economic downturn spreads to CDNs and VOD, and viewers find new ways to complain about NBC's online Olympics coverage

Phones Go Boingo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2008

WiFi aggregator appears to have backed the right horse by betting on a crush of 802.11-enabled smartphones

Verimatrix Branches Out
Craig's A-List | 8/12/2008

Still seeking life beyond IPTV

The Boy From Ipanema
EuroBlog | 8/12/2008

The new boy at Ipanema walked over from Cisco

Newport's Last Stand
EuroBlog | 8/12/2008

VOIP gear firm reduced to skeleton staff

Reading the Tea Leaves on 40G Network Migrations
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/12/2008

Poll results reveal that demand for 40G transport is real and immediate

Starz Pulls the Plug on Vongo
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/12/2008

Programmer plans to shut down its direct-to-consumer service and focus instead on the wholesale Starz Play video service UPDATED 2:55 PM

Sonus Slumps on Slower Growth Outlook
News Analysis | 8/12/2008

Share price slumps by 21% as Sonus says it's growing, but not nearly as fast as it thought it would

The Handset Hordes
Jonestown | 8/11/2008

They're coming...

Slicing Up Web Video
Contentinople | 8/11/2008

Will Richmond thinks clips could be the future of Web video

EchoStar Inks Tru2way Accord
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/11/2008

EchoStar signs recently streamlined license, thus erasing any doubts about whether Charlie Ergen is serious about entering the cable box biz

Steve Jobs Confirms Apple Can Kill Apps on iPhones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2008

The Apple CEO says it would be irresponsible not to be able to deactivate a malicious program sold through its App Store

Broadband Sub Growth Throttled
The Bauminator | 8/11/2008

But cable takes the lion's share of the scraps

SeaChange: Internet Mindset for TV
LRTV Interviews | 8/11/2008

SeaChange on Internet TV Mindset for Cable

Knology Sheds Voice & Video Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/11/2008

Competitive cabler says a lack of marketing promotions, not churn, contributed to subscriber losses in the second quarter

Health Care Could Loom Large for Qwest, CWA
News Analysis | 8/11/2008

As Qwest tries to avoid a labor strike with the CWA, health care could be a major sticking point of the negotiations

D'oh, Canada!
BroadBananas | 8/11/2008

Bell Canada mimics the miserable momentum of its telco counterparts south of the border

Reliance Unit Targets 'Complacent' Giants
News Analysis | 8/11/2008

The recently expanded international data services player Reliance Globalcom has AT&T, BT, and Verizon Business in its sights

BT Suffers as Ofcom Delays 2.6GHz Auctions
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/11/2008

Rolling out a nationwide WiMax network has been a key strategic objective of BT's for some time – now all it needs is a license at 2.6GHz

BT Suffers as Ofcom Delays 2.6GHz Auctions
LR Mobile Column | 8/11/2008

Rolling out a nationwide WiMax network has been a key strategic objective of BT's for some time – all it needs is a license at 2.6GHz

Verizon Avoids Strike, Now It's Qwest's Turn
News Analysis | 8/11/2008

Verizon agrees last-minute deal with unions to avoid a major strike -- now Qwest comes under pressure to avoid industrial action

It's Showtime on NBC!
Contentinople | 8/8/2008

Contentinople dishes on the digital Olympics

UBS: iDEN Sale on the Table
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2008

Analyst firm predicts that the withdrawal of Sprint's $3B private placement of preferred stock could signal iDEN sale

Videotron Gets the Urge to Converge
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/8/2008

Launches TV caller ID to subscribers for another $2 per month, and gives Integra5 its largest customer announcement so far

Cogent Stumbles Yet Again
Raynman | 8/8/2008

Company loses 25% of its value in one day

Italians Turn On to IPTV
News Analysis | 8/8/2008

Telecom Italia gains some IPTV momentum, FastWeb hangs on to the No. 1 spot, and Tiscali takes its IPTV service to seven more cities

Verizon Workers Set Strike Deadline
News Analysis | 8/8/2008

65,000 Verizon employees could decide to take strike action by the end of this weekend if a new labor contract is not reached

India Update: IPO Plan, WiMax Auction
News Analysis | 8/8/2008

National operator BSNL revisits its IPO plans, and the Department of Telecom plans WiMax spectrum auction

Rockin' With Ryan
Monkey Bidness | 8/8/2008

The torch is passed

'Bringing Sexy Back' to Hacking
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2008

DefCon session will feature iPhones running WiFi scans and sophisticated spear-phishing tricks

Cablevision Road Show?
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/8/2008

Analyst says top Cablevision execs plan to vet out 'strategic options' next week with the company's top 20 investors

More Pointless War
Monkey Bidness | 8/8/2008

Let's stay out of this one

Heavy Reading Reveals Femtocell Survey Results
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/8/2008

Self-optimizing femtocells could redefine the way mobile data networks are deployed and operated

Clearwire Loss Grows as Revenue Rises
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2008

WiMax upstart has its eyes on the fourth quarter as it preps for mobile WiMax and mobile broadband venture

U-bar Unites TV & Internet
Contentinople | 8/7/2008

We've got lots of tasty tidbits over on Contentinople today

RCN & Cisco
The Bauminator | 8/7/2008

Connecting on Docsis 3.0…eventually

T-Mobile's 3G Craving
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2008

Operator posts lowest new subscriber numbers per quarter for two years; could they be hurtin' for 3G?

Mediacom Boosts Outlook, Preps DTV Tilt
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/7/2008

In addition to goosing full-year guidance, Mediacom says it will launch a campaign targeted at consumers who still rely on rabbit ears

Virgin Media Sees Silver Lining
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/7/2008

A wider second quarter loss hides signs of improving operational health at the British MSO as it moves towards its 50 Mbit/s launch

Russian Into WiMax
EuroBlog | 8/7/2008

Russia's Comstar turns to Nortel for its WiMax needs

Pace Pix
The Bauminator | 8/7/2008

Another DTA is on display

DT Sees Uptick in IPTV
News Analysis | 8/7/2008

Deutsche Telekom is attracting more interest in its telco TV service but still looks a long way off its end-of-year target

Back to Work, Gramps!
Monkey Bidness | 8/7/2008

Traitorous geezers

Battling the Bandwidth Bugaboo
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/7/2008

Forget about drilling offshore for more oil; think about drilling cable networks for more bandwidth

UTStarcom Expects Fall Fall
Craig's A-List | 8/7/2008

Q3 is going to hurt

Cisco Digs to China
Contentinople | 8/6/2008

Cisco goes to the Olympics, BitGravity gets a small investment, and Viacom launches a celebrity-spying site

Apple Issues iPhone 2.0.1 Firmware Update
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2008

The 250 MB download is expected to fix some stability issues on the iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch

Sprint Posts $344M Loss for Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2008

It's another predictably dismal quarter for the US's third-largest carrier, but are there green shoots on the horizon?

Belfast Joins Europe's Fiber Access Clan
News Analysis | 8/6/2008

Northern Ireland's capital city is getting ultra-high-speed fiber access, and it's not GPON

Comcast Chomps on DailyCandy
The Bauminator | 8/6/2008

Comcast's CIM unit keeps the acquisition fire stoked

Verizon: Labor Strike Won't Affect FiOS
News Analysis | 8/6/2008

Even if its union workers end up on strike, Verizon says it's got a plan to keep FiOS rolling

Time Warner Cable Eyeing Network DVR Case
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/6/2008

Could revisit the copyright model for its Start Over service if ruling on Cablevision's Remote Storage DVR stands up

Thinking of the Children
Monkey Bidness | 8/6/2008

The Parents Television Council is shocked. Shocked!

Cisco Strikes Olympic Gold
News Analysis | 8/6/2008

Cisco has landed a contract with NBC to supply its video encoding products to allow the network to deliver video to TV, PCs, and mobile phones

Spectrum Scrap
Jonestown | 8/5/2008

How radio waves are like oil

Cisco: Economic Troubles Aren't Over
News Analysis | 8/5/2008

Slow growth will continue through the next two quarters at least, CEO John Chambers says

Charter Sets Course for Docsis 3.0, All-Digital
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/5/2008

MSO plans to win back spectrum for hi-def and Docsis 3.0 via a combo of switched digital video deployments and an 'all-digital' project

P2P Is Here to Stay
Contentinople | 8/5/2008

Ryan Lawler reports from the first DCIA P2P Media Summit

AlcaLu Selling Bell Labs Site
News Analysis | 8/5/2008

A pending sale would keep the Bell Labs building alive, although it might go condo

Spirent Eyes Wireless, New CEO
News Analysis | 8/5/2008

Test vendor Spirent sets its sights on wireless growth, while the executive chairman hints strongly at identity of next CEO

Sierra Wireless Buys Junxion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2008

Modem maker Sierra Wireless buys Junxion assets for extended remote wireless connectivity

Verizon: No Way on tru2way
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/5/2008

Telco doesn't aim to kill tru2way, but tells the FCC that the two-way platform doesn't work with its FiOS network

Cablevision Spinning Options
The Bauminator | 8/5/2008

Firm to explore options aimed at boosting stock value

ntl:telewest Rumor Resurfaces
EuroBlog | 8/5/2008

UK Ethernet services firm may be on the block

Curbing Capex
BroadBananas | 8/5/2008

Good news for Comcast, but how about its suppliers?

AlcaLu CEO Search Update
EuroBlog | 8/5/2008

Report suggests leading candidate has spurned offer

Bharti Shuffles Its Pack
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2008

Senior Bharti Airtel executives are handed new roles as parent company Bharti Enterprises gives greater control to business units

Iliad Gains Again
EuroBlog | 8/4/2008

French triple-play specialist tops 3.1M customers

Moto Has Two Heads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/4/2008

Motorola taps Qualcomm COO to head up mobile device unit and serve as co-CEO for the entire company UPDATED 4 PM

A Dark Night for the Web
Contentinople | 8/4/2008

The Dark Knight quiets the death-knell for the movie studio

Vyatta Marches On
Craig's A-List | 8/4/2008

The open-source routing empire adds another box

Court Resurrects Cablevision's Network DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/4/2008

MSO's 'remote-storage' digital video recorder is alive again after a higher court finds it does not directly infringe copyright rules

Salad Surprise
Red Panda | 8/4/2008

Weight loss guaranteed

Controlling Q2 Churn
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2008

Keeping second-quarter churn under control will be a critical battlefield in the cable vs. telco wars

Linux Mobile Adds Products, Members
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/4/2008

The group announced Monday that it has signed 11 new member companies in recent weeks and said that the number of mobile devices running the LiMo OS now totals 21

Unhappy Campers
Monkey Bidness | 8/4/2008

No pleasing some people

Nortel JV Buys WDM-PON Specialist
News Analysis | 8/4/2008

Nortel's Korean joint venture, LG-Nortel, has acquired Novera Optics, an early mover on the WDM-PON scene

Dish Thrown for a Loss
The Bauminator | 8/4/2008

A dubious 'first' for Charlie Ergen & Company

'Start Over' Pioneer Restarts at ActiveVideo
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/4/2008

John Callahan, a top software and video engineer with Time Warner Cable, has been named CTO of ActiveVideo Networks

Never Say Never...
EuroBlog | 8/4/2008

Telecom Italia rules out Telefónica bid

What's in a Name?
Monkey Bidness | 8/2/2008

Unacceptable naughtiness, says Verizon

Panther Names VP
Contentinople | 8/1/2008

CDN announces Mark King is new VP of sales

New Sidekick
Jonestown | 8/1/2008

Doesn't come with a cape...

AT&T: WiMax Is Top Candidate for Rural Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2008

Confirming an Unstrung scoop of yesteryear, AT&T CTO says that the carrier puts WiMax 'top of the list' for potential rural wireless

FCC Throttles Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/1/2008

In a divisive 3-2 vote, the Commission orders Comcast to cease the use of its existing bandwidth management platform by year-end

Ups 'n' Downs in India
EuroBlog | 8/1/2008

Mixed day for Indian operators as 3G looms

India Edges Closer to 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2008

At last! India's Department of Telecom issues guidelines for the auction and allocation of 3G spectrum

Value Your Bit Pipes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/1/2008

Network operators need to stop whining about becoming 'bit pipes' and focus on the enormous value their networks represent

A Modest Proposal
Monkey Bidness | 8/1/2008

No, not eating poor children

BigBand Beats the Street
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/1/2008

SDV specialist could win back some credibility among investors after it posted better than expected revenues and earnings

Quick Draw McWeb
The Bauminator | 8/1/2008

Was your mouse finger quick enough to get free access to the FCC meeting?

CDMA, Charges Knock Nortel
News Analysis | 8/1/2008

Charges and CDMA hit Nortel's Q2 profits, but revenues and operating profits are up, and it's still on course to hit full-year targets

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