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Top 5 Passive Aggressive Uses of Office Communication
Slide Shows | 11/21/2013

Passive aggression is not solely reserved for interpersonal relationships – it's abundant in work situations as well, albeit a little less obvious.

Commercial Opportunities in the 'Internet Anywhere' Space
Column | 11/21/2013

WiFi offers a real opportunity to meet customer demands and generate revenues.

Bandwidth-On-Demand May Not Add Revenue
News Analysis | 11/20/2013

A new Heavy Reading report explores dynamic bandwidth models and finds that bandwidth-on-demand might not augment revenue.

Softbank's Supercell Buy Tops Mobile M&A
News Analysis | 11/20/2013

Japenese carrier's acquisition of the mobile gaming company represents the largest valuation for a mobile app M&A deal ever, according to Rutberg.

RAN Smarts Drive Aircom Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/20/2013

The race to have the best next-generation radio access network (RAN) OSS and analytics tools has fueled yet another acquisition, this time of Aircom.

Wheeler: Bring on IP Transition
News Analysis | 11/20/2013

New FCC chairman signals that he's ready to referee telecom industry's big shift to IP technology.

Euronews: Netia Preps 400G With Coriant
News Analysis | 11/20/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia passes up AlcaLu opportunity; Rostelecom Q3 results; Huawei scores in Saudi, builds finance nerve center in UK; Czech 4G spectrum auction.

CenturyLink Shows Cloud Is Still Critical
Rewired | 11/20/2013

Like Verizon, CenturyLink makes a significant upgrade to its cloud approach, but in a very different way.

Business Services Finally Getting Respect
Breznick Unbound | 11/19/2013

Commercial services become even more important to MSOs as residential services growth stalls in the US.

Nokia: It's Really Happening
Shades of Ray | 11/19/2013

Nokia's shareholders have voted in favor of a sale of its device business to Microsoft.

M2M Creates Major New Security Challenge
News Analysis | 11/19/2013

New Verizon cloud-based service aims to authenticate devices, services as part of M2M value chain.

AsiaInfo Scores Tier 1 Win in Europe
News Analysis | 11/19/2013

Chinese BSS specialist opens its European account by displacing key rivals at Telenor's Danish operation.

Bye Bye Net Neutrality?
Column | 11/19/2013

FCC's net neutrality concept seems in danger as D.C. Circuit Court weighs arguments from both sides.

Euronews: D-Day for Nokia
News Analysis | 11/19/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor goes large on NFC; Ericsson takes mobile money to Rwanda; the resistible rise of the 'selfie.'

Comcast Goes Sci-Fi With Sensor-Driven UI Plans
News Analysis | 11/19/2013

It's a user interface, Jim, but not as we know it…

Big Bandwidth Bolsters SC13
News Analysis | 11/19/2013

Telecom companies come out in force to the Super Computing 2013 (SC13) event in Denver to show how 400G and 1 Tbit/s can support the next era of high-performance computing.

FCC VoIP Ruling Bound to Disappoint Someone
News Analysis | 11/18/2013

Agency must decide whether to carry over any vestige of current rules into an all-IP realm, and the telecom players don't agree.

Router Startup Banks $42M, Cuts Staff
News Analysis | 11/18/2013

Compass-EOS may have closed a new round of funding but it has also cut its headcount by about a third.

U-verse Hits 10 Million Mark
News Analysis | 11/18/2013

AT&T’s fiber-enabled service reaches 10 million data subs as cable broadband growth subsides.

Pace Notches Mediacom Win
News Analysis | 11/18/2013

Mediacom will deploy Pace's hybrid QAM/IP video gateways with TiVo's advanced user interface.

WiFi Passpoint: Ready for Prime Time
Column | 11/18/2013

With more than 75 Passpoint-certified devices out today, next-generation hotspot technology is starting to have a real impact on carrier WiFi strategies.

Euronews: Openreach CEO Jumps Ship
News Analysis | 11/18/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bellens gets the chop; AlcaLu partners with NextiraOne; MegaFon's DREAM project; Skype cleared of snooping.

Charter Bets on New Name
News Analysis | 11/15/2013

Fourth largest US MSO will roll out new Charter Spectrum moniker to re-brand its cable services.

Cisco Highlights Tire-Kicking Caution
DOS Attack | 11/15/2013

Cisco's poor quarterly report and negative outlook call attention to an issue that bears watching -- slower than expected customer evaluations of new SDN platforms.

FCC: Unlock or We Regulate
News Analysis | 11/15/2013

The new FCC chairman urges the CTIA to move faster on amending its policy on unlocking mobile devices or risk regulation.

Comcast's Content Ambitions Sprout
News Analysis | 11/15/2013

Big US MSO takes full ownership of Sprout preschool network and reportedly explores new movie service.

Can Cable Do Products?
Column | 11/15/2013

That's a question for the digital media age as cable operators struggle to develop sticky new products and apps.

Why Uncle Sam Can't Code
Column | 11/15/2013

There are six principles any team should follow if it wants a project to be successful.

Euronews: Belgacom CEO for the High Jump
News Analysis | 11/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Paulson feeds AT&T/Vodafone rumor mill; Iliad still growing; SFR shrinking.

AlcaLu Grabs Core Deal in China
News Analysis | 11/15/2013

Alcatel-Lucent lands significant Evolved Packet Core (EPC) deal at China Mobile.

AlcaLu Joins the Patent Chase
News Analysis | 11/15/2013

As part of its turnaround plan, Alcatel-Lucent is once again looking to its intellectual property to deliver incremental revenues.

Mobile Ops Lose $15B Yearly to Network Outages
News Analysis | 11/14/2013

Wireless operators typically suffer around five network outages a year, and they may be underestimating the role malicious attacks play in causing them, Heavy Reading finds.

BT's Backhaul Barter
Shades of Ray | 11/14/2013

BT offers free WiFi across Welsh city in return for access to "street furniture" to deploy small cell backhaul links.

Hulu Cozies Up to Cable, Telcos
News Analysis | 11/14/2013

Big OTT player is reportedly in talks to bundle its online video service with conventional pay-TV fare.

Juniper Names New CEO
News Analysis | 11/14/2013

Former Verizon executive Shaygan Kheradpir will take the helm in January 2014 to lead Juniper onto the SDN battlefield.

Cisco Set for Sales Slump
News Analysis | 11/14/2013

Cisco's fiscal second quarter outlook makes for grim reading but that doesn't necessarily signify a weakening market for all.

Mobile Video Optimization Gets Smart
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/14/2013

Mobile video optimization (MVO) is becoming more intelligent as OTT video traffic volumes outstrip the capacity of early MVO solutions.

Euronews: Telecom Italia Bails Out of Argentina
News Analysis | 11/14/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Profits way down at Telekom Austria; Polkomtel to change hands; hydrogen-powered phone chargers for Africa.

Verizon Beefs Up TVE Unit
News Analysis | 11/14/2013

Verizon Digital Media Services acquires upLynk, a multiscreen video specialist.

Macro-Economic Woes Still Hurting Cisco
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Cisco Systems reported scant revenue growth for its fiscal first quarter as it takes hits from the government shutdown and declining service provider orders.

AT&T Gets 10 Fresh 4G LTE Markets
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

AT&T now says it covers more than 250 million Americans with its 4G LTE network.

SDN Middleman: A Second Look at Juniper's MetaFabric
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Juniper Networks seems intent (as usual) on casting itself against Cisco Systems as the datacenter hardware vendor that accommodates software and openness.

Volubill Update: Distressed Asset
Shades of Ray | 11/13/2013

The policy and charging specialist is up for grabs because it's in trouble.

Android's Still a Malware Magnet
Que Sera Sarah | 11/13/2013

Sixty percent of mobile malware infections target Android, compared with less than 1 percent on the iPhone, Alcatel-Lucent finds.

Extreme Joins New Switch Parade
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

The fourth switch vendor to announce a new product in the last two weeks is taking a different approach, targeting big data.

Sprint Commits to Tri-Band, HD Voice Phones
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

CFO says the carrier won't bid in the upcoming H-block spectrum auction and promises all handsets will support tri-band and HD voice next year.

DirecTV Preps for 4K
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Largest US satellite TV operator aims to be first pay TV provider to offer 4K Ultra HD service.

Clearleap Clears Funding Gap
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Multiscreen video startup nabs $20M in fresh funding for expansion in US and abroad.

Vodafone to Revamp Top Tech Team
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Announcement of changes to the group CTO's team due in coming weeks.

How to Turn Thin & Crispy 3G Into Deep Pan 4G
Column | 11/13/2013

Who knew mobile broadband could be so tasty?

Money, Time Won't Replace Need for SDN Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/13/2013

The industry-wide push to software-defined networking (SDN) and OpenFlow is leading test and measurement suppliers to develop robust tools for SDN testing.

Euronews: Telenor Gets Twitchy Over Cloud Data
News Analysis | 11/13/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica on the prowl in Brazil; AlcaLu lands Cameroon LTE TDD contract; Blue Jeans Network launches in UK.

Republic Wireless Revamps Its WiFi Handoff
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

Sprint's WiFi-first MVNO improves the handoff for VoIP calling, which it admits used to be a painful experience.

Make Way for Gateways
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

Two reports predict strong growth for home media gateways in response to consumer demand for multi-screen video.

OpenDaylight: Vendor SDN Aids Open Effort
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

OpenDaylight's new executive director says growing number of vendor-specific solutions pushes service providers toward more open approach.

Turnberry Makes Cable Splash
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

Cable upstart launches service enablement platform and two turnkey service provisioning products.

Webinar: Proving the Benefits of C-RAN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/12/2013

It's not too late to register for a free webinar that, with help of China Mobile, looks at what C-RAN can offer.

AT&T: 3G Small Cells in 18 US States
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

New York, California, and Florida are just three of the states where AT&T has deployed small cells in its network.

Vodafone Ups 'Project Spring' Capex to $11B+
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

As its revenues dip, mobile giant has increased the amount it will invest in mobile and fixed broadband networks and support systems as part of its 'Project Spring' strategy.

Euronews: No Respite for Europe's Telcos
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone springs into action; Swisscom gets chatty; TalkTalk reports TV growth; connecting with Somalia.

LTE Brings Myriad Security Concerns
News Analysis | 11/12/2013

Latest LR poll suggests LTE users have a lot of concerns about the security of their 4G network.

Seaborn Nears Funding for Seabras-1
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

With a credit guarantee in hand, Seaborn Networks' next announcement may involve funding for the Seabras-1 subsea cable between the US and Brazil.

Business Market Rediscovers Its Voice
Rewired | 11/11/2013

Hosted voice, converged voice, unified communications - whatever you call it, it's back on the business agenda

Here Come the WiFi Drones
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

Commercial drones with onboard WiFi could be flying in US airspace by the fall of 2015.

Comcast Preps Ad Targeting Trial
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

Largest US MSO plans technical trial of targeted ads during linear TV programming.

Euronews: AlcaLu's Enterprise Biz Back on the Block
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT bags Euro soccer rights; Deutsche Telekom buys GTS Central Europe; Swisscom intros 1-Gig service.

DT Boosts Datacenter, SDN Strategy With Acquisition
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

Acquisition of GTS Central Europe for €546M strengthens German giant's transport network and datacenter operations and will further its SDN ambitions.

Procera Courts More Policy Partners
News Analysis | 11/11/2013

Procera adds Avvasi as a partner to build its policy business, but M&A might still be on the DPI specialist's roadmap.

Confirmed: BT's Got Euroballs
Shades of Ray | 11/11/2013

European soccer rights victory is a gamechanger.

Tele2 Readies VoLTE
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

Group technology executive excited by "amazing quality."

AT&T Sings Song of Small Cells With HARP
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

AT&T says it has developed a new tool to help it best deploy small cells as it works towards installing more than 40,000 of the tiny base stations by the end of 2015.

Cablevision Hits the Wall
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

Cablevision reports across-the-board subscriber losses for the third quarter following price hikes and an end to promotional discounts.

Charter Looks to Go Retail
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

Big US MSO is talking to CE manufacturers about developing a cable set-box for retail sale.

IPO Action: Mavenir, Numericable
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

Mobile data service platform specialist and French cable operator debut on the public markets.

Pacnet Gets Agile With SDN
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

Asia/Pacific carrier is signing up customers for the beta version of a software-defined networking (SDN)-based service underpinned by Vello Systems technology.

Euronews: Telecom Italia Plans Asset Sale
News Analysis | 11/8/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefónica sees profits slip; Orange and Visa collaborate on NFC; EE does petabyte bundles; BT integrates Cisco UC offerings.

GSA: 87 Devices Now Support LTE-Advanced
News Analysis | 11/7/2013

Operators in 20 countries have commercially launched LTE-Advanced as the market starts to get seeded with devices.

Fiber for Everyone!
News Analysis | 11/7/2013

LA drafts RFP for municipal fiber network that would offer up to 1 Gbit/s speeds to all residents.

Volubill on Brink of Being Acquired
News Analysis | 11/7/2013

European policy and charging specialist set to be latest in string of service provider IT (SPIT) acquisitions.

Cisco Asks the Killer SDN Question
Shades of Ray | 11/7/2013

There will be plenty that aren't keen on Cisco's take on the virtualized world but it asks a critical question about future networking choices.

Top 5 Worst Tradeshow Experiences
Slide Shows | 11/7/2013

Tradeshows can be informative and cutting-edge. They can also be boring as hell.

Intel Favorite to Buy Mindspeed's Small Cell Assets
News Analysis | 11/7/2013

Intel is the favorite to buy Mindspeed's small cell assets, which includes the team formerly known as Picochip.

Euronews: Ofcom Slams Vodafone's 3G
News Analysis | 11/7/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's German tax headache; Deutsche Telekom's Q3 boosted by T-Mobile US; Swisscom names new CEO.

AT&T Adds 14 New 4G LTE Markets
News Analysis | 11/7/2013

Ma Bell keeps the pedal to the 4G metal.

Why Sprint Doesn't Put Money on Isis
News Analysis | 11/7/2013

Sprint is focused on being a partner and an enabler of NFC-driven mobile payments, and it has no regrets about turning down a chance to participate in Isis.

Sony Tunes Into Samba TV
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Consumer electronics giant deploys Samba’s TV apps and ACR technology across its TV product line.

Cisco's ACI Gets Physical With SDN
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Cisco answers the SDN movement with a hybrid hardware and software fabric to drive application-centric networking, while acquiring the spin-in that developed it.

Compass Check: ONF & the Northbound API(s)
Column | 11/6/2013

Why it's time to bring clarity to the SDN controller northbound interface debate.

Nimble? The FCC?
Rewired | 11/6/2013

New FCC head Wheeler is promising fast action, but can he deliver on new rules for the IP era?

XO Courts Cloud Users
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

New bandwidth-on-demand and multi-cloud connections aim to make cloud services more user friendly.

Charter Rolls Out TV Everywhere
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Fourth-largest US MSO launches multi-screen video, extends all-digital, and preps for WiFi.

Huawei Hits London
Slide Shows | 11/6/2013

Huawei brought its team, telco executives, and some dancers to the UK capital.

Euronews: Ericsson Sees Network Gear Market Growth
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Liberty Global numbers hit by Euro ambitions; VimpelCom earnings down; 4G rap for French operators.

Cisco Invests in Wilocity to Speed Enterprise WiFi
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Companies team up to bring 802.11ad multi-gigabit wireless connectivity to enterprises.

Nearly Everyone Trusts Us – Huawei CEO
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Acting Huawei CEO Eric Xu comments on security concerns and cracks a joke about the Chinese vendor's global telecom equipment market share.

TW Cable Eyes Small Cells Too
News Analysis | 11/6/2013

Like Comcast, TW Cable is considering how to be a one-stop shop for small cell services, but it has some ownership issues to iron out first.

MACOM to Buy Mindspeed for $272M
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Mindspeed sells off most of its business and is in talks with a potential buyer of its wireless operations, which includes small cell smarts from Picochip.

US Carriers Team on App Interface Initiative
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

ATIS leads new Digital Services Initiative to make it easier for app developers to access network capabilities.

Look, Ma! No Set-Tops!
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Ziggo goes box-less, offering live, linear TV channels and VOD to TV sets with modular cards rather than set-top boxes.

EE Switches On LTE-Advanced in UK
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

But no one can use it just yet…

Google's Android KitKat Snaps on Extra Security
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Latest Android update strengthens cryptography, VPNs, and other features in the newly streamlined mobile OS.

T-Mobile Adds 1M Subs, Plots Faster 4G
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

T-Mobile beats AT&T in phone subscriber additions in Q3 and confirms its 2x20MHz plans for 4G LTE network in 2014.

Verizon Jumps Into the Tablet Game
Que Sera Sarah | 11/5/2013

Carrier launches its own branded Ellipsis 7 tablet with LTE, Redbox Instant, and Verizon Messages.

Backhaul Tweaks Support HetNet Growth
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Ceragon unveils its full line of 'SDN-ready' backhaul, and Lattice goes even deeper with programmable circuits for low-power, low-cost HetNet equipment.

Huawei CEO Pledges 5G R&D Investment
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Acting CEO outlines next-gen mobile broadband investment plans and Huawei's views on the potential for software-defined networking (SDN) and OSS/BSS transformation.

Online Video Trumps Cable VoD
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Online video is beating cable VoD at its own game, showing enormous growth.

Euronews: EE Claims 4G World Record
News Analysis | 11/5/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Etisalat, Vivendi reach agreement on Maroc Telecom stake sale; Telefónica's Czech unit back in local hands; Google jobs for Finland.

Insieme Is Imminent
DOS Attack | 11/4/2013

The datacenter sector awaits the detailing of Cisco's plans for Insieme this week, as Cisco's datacenter rivals position their own strategies.

Gowex to Merge Business, Carrier WiFi in NYC
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

Vendor is launching a new social WiFi initiative in NYC to combine public and private WiFi hotspots for sponsored, citywide coverage.

Set-Top Revenues Droop in Q2
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

Cable STB revenues particularly drop in second quarter as "post-STB" era begins in North America and Western Europe.

Cox Eyes IPTV Service
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

Cox has a next-generation TV service in the works, and it could look a lot like Fanhattan’s flareWatch.

Netflix Launches 4K Video Trials
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

OTT video king tests seven sample videos as it gears up for 4K commercial launch in 2014.

BlackBerry Gets $1B to Drop Sale Search, CEO Resigns
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

BlackBerry agrees to stop shopping itself around for $1B investment from Fairfax, and CEO Thorstein Heins steps down.

John D'Ambrosia's Ethernet Wow Moments
LRTV Interviews | 11/4/2013

Dell's Chief Ethernet Evangelist John D'Ambrosia talks about the Ethernet wow moments that gained him a place in the Light Reading Hall of Fame.

SpiderCloud's New Web: Dual-Mode 4G LTE
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

Enterprise small cell startup believes it has 12 months on major players.

Euronews: 'Swiss Cloud' Bubbles Up
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu wants to raise $2.7 billion; BASE goes 4G with ZTE's help; Nokia extends patents agreement with Samsung.

SDN Opens Datacenter Door to ZTE
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

Chinese vendor sees software-defined networking (SDN) as a way to get into the datacenter technology market and to enhance the capabilities of its optical offerings.

Alcatel-Lucent to Raise $2.7B
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

As part of its Shift Plan, vendor announces new stock issue, a bond sale and a new credit line to boost its available funds by about $2.7 billion.

Sprint Plays by Its Own Rules, Too
News Analysis | 11/4/2013

Carrier runs its Pinsight Media+ group with its own P&L to help it innovate.

Tellabs Delivers Final Earnings Fizzle
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

Tellabs posted lower revenue and a growing net loss in its third-quarter earnings report, likely its last as a public firm.

Tablet Hunting: New 4G iPads in Manhattan
Slide Shows | 11/1/2013

The major mobile operators' stores offered rather slim pickings if you were shopping for a new iPad on Friday.

Rockstar Patent Holders Sue Google & Friends
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

The Rockstar consortium that acquired Nortel's patents has made its move, suing Google and its handset partners for infringing on search-related IP.

CenturyLink, Ericsson Leverage Legacy for Agile IT
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

Old OSSs serve their function in catalog-based approach to streamlining service provider IT.

Euronews: Vodafone Shares up on AT&T Takeover Rumor
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDC cuts its outlook; Middle Eastern operators can't share nicely; Prismgate gets really serious.

AT&T Opens Up on Health
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

AT&T wants to build some of its own 'mHealth' services, but it's also open to letting developers tap its network to build their own.

TW Cable Hemorrhages Subs
News Analysis | 11/1/2013

Second-largest US MSO reports huge customer losses following nasty programming disputes with two broadcasters, fueling more M&A speculation.

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