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Krish Prabhu Becomes AT&T Labs' New Boss
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2011  |  Post a comment
A walk down Light Reading's memory lane, including a look at what Steve Saunders' hair used to look like
Verizon Keeps Terremark Brand on Cloud
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2011  |  Post a comment
Company is relaunched as hub of Verizon's cloud, managed security and professional services offerings
Verizon Sheds a Tier for Unlimited Data
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/23/2011  |  2 comments
Carrier is set to do away with unlimited data pricing month, instead offering tiered plans, potentially with charges for any overages
Netflix Throttles Video Streaming Settings
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/23/2011  |  1 comment
Also: Mediacom, Cablevision, WOW battle for Insight; Cox bemoans wireless wholesale pricing; TW Cable and Viacom iPad spat on hold
Waking Up to the Power of SPIT
AsiaBlog  | 
6/23/2011  |  2 comments
10:35 AM Mobile operators are waking up to the worth of analytics, says one vendor exec
2011 Backhaul NYC Event Photos
Slide Shows  | 
6/23/2011  |  14 comments
Chatty pants, smarty pants and yoga pants, this slide show has it all
Euronews: ST-Ericsson Cuts, Huawei Eyes a Buy
News Analysis  | 
6/23/2011  |  Post a comment
Cost reduction at ST-Ericsson, Huawei linked to possible Euro acquisition and more in today's EMEA roundup
Charter Gets Into Business for the Long Haul
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/23/2011  |  Post a comment
Charter enters a relatively new service category for cable as it lights up a long-haul Ethernet service tailored for businesses
CommunicAsia 2011 in Pictures
Slide Shows  | 
6/23/2011  |  1 comment
Some of the pics that are suitable for public consumption from the CommunicAsia show in Singapore
Google Buildout Unplugs College Radio
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Just one more reason you SHOULD listen to KZSU when operating heavy machinery
Broadcom Extends Bridge to Cable IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Its Full-Band Capture tech lets MSOs pluck channels from anywhere on the spectrum for video-over-Docsis and IP video simulcast scenarios
Brother, Can You Spare a Femto?
Wireless Bits  | 
6/22/2011  |  3 comments
12:25 PM US rural operator struggles to get femto devices for its AWS spectrum
Dish Stalks TerreStar
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Also: Apple said to be building a TV; Hulu weighing buyout offer; Cox faces franchise trouble in Idaho; Dish targets Netflix subs
Euronews: Nokia Seals Symbian's Fate
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Nokia, the European Commission, Telefonica and TDC are the ingredients in the Euronews secret sauce today
AlcaLu, Telecom Italia Rev Femto Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent, Telecom Italia and Accenture work with the first software development kit for femtocell applications
ZTE Dumps AlcaLu From SPIT Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/22/2011  |  4 comments
It's Alcatel-Lucent out and ZTE in for the OSS/BSS implementation at Singapore's open access FTTH network operator Nucleus Connect
Relax! There's a TV App for That
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
6:00 AM Apps are taking over the TV, but if they're not additive to the viewing experience, they may be better suited for a tablet
Singapore's Landmark Week
AsiaBlog  | 
6/22/2011  |  Post a comment
3:10 AM Milestones for the island state's mobile data sector
APAC Exec's $20B Optical Vision
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Much of the Asia/Pacific region has been starved of affordable broadband for too long, but there's a $20 billion optical transport solution, believes one executive
Sprint Maintains Silence on LightSquared Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  1 comment
Philip Falcone likely let the cat out of the bag, but Sprint doesn't want to say it is BFFs with LightSquared just yet
Cable MSOs Dive Into Mobile Backhaul
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Heavy Reading analyst Alan Breznick explains how cable MSOs are looking to mobile backhaul as a wholesale business, but facing challenges unique to their industry
Verizon: The King of 4G
Jonestown  | 
6/21/2011  |  25 comments
4:10 PM Have AT&T, Sprint and others lost the 4G race before its even begun?
Will Sprint See the Light?
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
3:40 PM And what fresh challenges will it mean for Sprint and LightSquared?
Rural Markets Have Big-City Backhaul Needs
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Rural markets have the same bandwidth needs as metro areas, but the cell site make-up presents backhaul opportunities, Tower Cloud CEO says
LR Live: Verizon Going All Ethernet for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  5 comments
As Verizon deploys its 4G LTE network, it's looking to upgrade all its mobile backhaul cell sites to Ethernet over fiber
Euronews: Tapas Snack for Infinera
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Infinera, Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent feature in today's EMEA news parade
Comcast Slashing Install Windows
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  6 comments
Police arrest former Cablevision billing employee, Verizon Wireless preps tiered data plans, Comcast extends Xfinity's reach, Com Hem is in a buying mood
Infinera: Trendy?
EuroBlog  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
11:10 AM Does new deployment in Spain signal new trend?
AlcaLu Goes to Hollywood
EuroBlog  | 
6/21/2011  |  6 comments
10:45 AM Alcatel-Lucent has ventured into Hollywood thriller territory to publicize its next IP product launch
Comcast's New Biz Ambitions
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Comcast's Mitch Bowling gives us more detail on the MSO's home security product as he discusses Comcast's approach to finding and starting new businesses
Cable Secures the Home
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/21/2011  |  1 comment
9:40 AM Home automation and security is a good opportunity for cable MSOs in search of new revenue streams
Freescale Advances Its Multicore Ambitions
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  1 comment
The three-year-old QorIQ family gets its first major upgrade, with abilities that Freescale says go beyond the number of processor cores
TI Goes Big on Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Texas Instruments unveils two SoCs for small cells as the Femtocell World Summit kicks off in London today
BT: Carriers Should be Cloud Orchestrators
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  2 comments
Telcos should try to compete with, not work with, cloud services players, believes BT Global Services executive
BT: Backhaul Is Cloud Bottleneck
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  1 comment
BT Global Services executive warns mobile operators to focus on their backhaul capacity if they want to play in the cloud services market
Singapore Swings for Vendors
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  1 comment
At the CommunicAsia show, vendors such as Huawei, NSN and Qualcomm are shouting about their latest products, relationships and deployments
LightSquared Offers GPS Olive Branch
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
Will shift lower in the L-Band for less interference and promises to adhere to the FCC's maximum power requirements for base station signals
Zoosh Leapfrogs NFC
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
1:00 PM Froggy mating calls could be the basis for mobile payments while we're waiting for near-field communications
Huawei's MediaPad Unveiled
AsiaBlog  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
12:25 PM Huawei has uncovered its new Android tablet at CommunicAsia
Ciena, Cisco & Juniper Get Piece of Comcast's MetroE
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
You already knew all three were in the Comcast's MetroE mix, but here's the product lineup that will help the MSO head up-market
YouTube Eyes Virtual Cable Service
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
Also: Google buys DVR software firm, TW Cable to tweak IPG, iPad app; Wimbledon goes 3-D; Comcast, Cisco plunk more cash in iControl
Euronews: C&W Worldwide Mulls Asset Sale
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Huawei, Ofcom and Spanish spectrum are the treats in today's Euronews party bag
Network Polygamy Ahead for Sprint?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  6 comments
LightSquared and Clearwire may not be the only service providers close to network-sharing deals with Sprint
Nokia Siemens Invests in ClariPhy
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  1 comment
With CoreOptics absorbed into Cisco, NSN puts some money down on an obvious alternative for coherent 40G technology
'Social' vs 'Social': The Homophone of Telecom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
There's a lot of buzz in telecom right now regarding 'social,' both in terms of social network analysis and social media
Asia Leading TDM Replacement Parade
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/20/2011  |  Post a comment
IMS remains the preference in the Asia/Pac region, as a recent Malaysian event confirms
Ericsson + Telcordia: What the Analysts Say
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  1 comment
What do Heavy Reading's industry analysts make of Ericsson's planned purchase of Telcordia?
What We Learned: The Cable Show 2011
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/20/2011  |  1 comment
Light Reading's editors boil down the tech trends and big takeaways from last week's big show in Chi-Town
CommunicAsia 2011: Tablet Fever
News Analysis  | 
6/19/2011  |  Post a comment
Tablets, and their impact on networks, look set to loom large at CommunicAsia 2011
LightSquared Reportedly Seals Sprint Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/17/2011  |  Post a comment
Sprint has inked a 15-year network sharing and development deal with 4G startup LightSquared, according to reports
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