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Eurobites: Telefónica's Q1 Blues
News Analysis | 5/9/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's IP boost; ZTE wins German patents case; Merkel backs easier M&A; BICS drags Belgacom down.

Getting Your Magenta Kicks
Jonestown | 5/9/2014

The pink sneaker tide rises at T-Mobile.

IP, Optical Prop Up Alcatel-Lucent's Q1
News Analysis | 5/9/2014

The vendor cuts its losses and shows strength in key networking equipment sectors in the first quarter, but revenues are static.

SK Telecom Tests WebRTC for the Blind
Que Sera Sarah | 5/9/2014

Choi Jin-ho, manager of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, tells Light Reading about SK Telecom's plans for WebRTC, including a service to help the visually impaired.

Cablevision Plots WiFi Market Disruption
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

The big US MSO views its rapidly growing WiFi network as a way to "disrupt" the wireless data market with potential products.

Alcatel-Lucent CEO: We Can Go It Alone
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Just over a year after taking the helm, what's on the mind of Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes? Plenty of things, but being part of the next mega-merger isn't one of them.

UTC Telecom 2014: More Power to You
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Utility companies face many of the same network transformation issues as telecom players but their needs are also unique to the power sector.

AT&T Jumps On Board With Jinni
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

AT&T has selected Jinni's video search and recommendation engine to power content discovery and recommendation features on the U-verse TV platform.

AT&T to Turn Down Muve's Music?
Que Sera Sarah | 5/8/2014

Cricket confirms AT&T is exploring 'alternative music options to Muve,' a decision that shows it's tone deaf to its prepaid customer base.

Orange France Hacked
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Customer data stolen in security breach that could lead to phishing attacks on subscribers.

DoCoMo Unveils 5G Trial Plans
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

The innovative Japanese operator is soliciting help from six wireless equipment vendors to conduct next-generation mobile broadband experiments.

Brocade Hires IBM Exec to Beef Up SDN Team
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Colin Dixon is reportedly part of SDN brain drain at IBM.

tw telecom Changes CoS Dynamics
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

tw telecom enables dynamic Class of Service changes to go along with its existing dynamic bandwidth capabilities.

Voxbone Tweaks Its Network for WebRTC
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Global VoIP provider adds support for WebRTC, so its enterprise and service provider customers can offer click-to-call with no network.

Eurobites: Soccer Surge for BT's Fiscal Q4
News Analysis | 5/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom profits hit by US push; Telekom Austria challenged in Q1; bring on the smartphone orchestra!

Google Buys Cloud Monitoring Startup
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

Google picks up Stackdriver for AWS monitoring and analytics know-how.

New Cox Guide Boosts Viewing
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

Cox reports that video subscribers using its new Contour program guide and interface watch more channels and more on-demand content than those without it.

Does M2M Need LTE?
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

Altair Semiconductor is betting it does, with an LTE-only modem coming for the smart sensors and other gizmos that make up The Internet of Things.

Arris Starts Off Year Strong
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

Surging shipments of cable and IPTV set-tops, video gateways, CCAP devices, and cable modems drive higher than expected sales and earnings for equipment vendor.

Bumper Year for the Leading Lights Awards
Shades of Ray | 5/7/2014

There are more than 80 finalists in 16 categories for this year's Leading Lights awards, and it's an impressive bunch.

Microsoft, VMware Team on Virtualization Standard
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

The proposed Geneve protocol would improve interoperability for virtualized networks.

Eurobites: Telefónica to Buy Pay-TV Player
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA man wants merging made easier; Vodafone, SFR renew enterprise collaboration; Deutsche Telekom enables mobile payments.

Nearly 500 Operators Make the 4G Pledge
News Analysis | 5/7/2014

There are now 288 live LTE networks in 104 countries, with 497 operators making a firm commitment to deploying 4G, according to the GSA's latest numbers.

Netflix Cracks Top 10 MSO
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

Netflix swings carriage deal with Suddenlink Communications, the seventh largest US MSO, after breaking the ice with three midsized cable operators last month.

BTE: Kind of a Big Deal
LRTV Documentaries | 5/6/2014

The Big Telecom Event, or BTE, is a big deal for the whole industry, as well as for Light Reading.

ATIS Works to Avert Web Control Battle
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

A new group, Open Web Alliance, will try to bring Internet giants into collaborative process with telecom network operators over proxies.

Citrix Upgrades Its ADC for Mobile Apps
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

Citrix upgrades its application delivery controller in an effort to improve performance and user experience for mobile apps.

Comcast Commits to RDK-B
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

Comcast is ready to bring the RDK concept to broadband gear, creating an underlying and open software stack for cable broadband modems, routers, and gateways.

Cyan's Blue Planet Now in KVH's Orbit
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

Japanese network and data center operator makes SDN platform centerpiece of its new on-demand burstable Ethernet service suite.

Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent's Shares Rise on Nokia Bid Rumor
News Analysis | 5/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson trials LTE Broadcast; Etisalat sells West African operations to Maroc Telecom; Virgin goes quad-play; Iraq gets 3G.

Ciena, Brocade Take a Dynamic View of WAN
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

Ciena and Brocade co-develop a dynamic resource provisioning solution for the inter-data center WAN.

Comcast/EA Close to X1 Deal
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

Comcast and EA may be close to a deal to stream popular video games – including Madden titles – to X1 set-tops.

Ad Industry Eyes Shift From Ratings to Impressions
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

IP and multiscreen video delivery are paving the way for a shift from ratings-based TV advertising to an impressions-based model.

Cable Providers Boost Broadband Speeds
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

Cox, Mediacom, and TW Cable all boost broadband speeds to compete with Google Fiber, AT&T, and CenturyLink I Gig rollouts.

The Three Faces of SDN
Column | 5/5/2014

Vendors are vying to define SDN in ways that advantage their own products. Meanwhile, the threat from cloud providers looms like a zombie army in the distance.

Is AT&T-DirecTV Really About Broadband?
Rewired | 5/5/2014

PayTV service is not the future for AT&T so there have to be other reasons for buying a satellite TV distribution network.

Bit Parts: Cisco Funding Up for Grabs
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

The latest roundup from the world of comms components features funding news from Cisco.

Nokia Pumps $100M into Connected Cars
News Analysis | 5/5/2014

Nokia Growth Partners has set up a $100 million Connected Car fund to integrate its mapping and location services into more cars.

Virtualization to Transform CPE
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/5/2014

Customer premises equipment (CPE) is set to change dramatically in the coming years through virtualization, a process that will change business models for telcos, helping them to reduce capex and opex.

Why Some Operators Think LTE-U Is Rude
Que Sera Sarah | 5/5/2014

The 3GPP is in heated discussions about LTE in unlicensed spectrum, with operators split between those that want to take advantage and those worried about their WiFi investments.

Cox Goes for a Gigabit
News Analysis | 5/2/2014

Cox will roll out a gigabit broadband service tier to all residential subscribers starting in 2014.

Is This the Real M2M?
Jonestown | 5/2/2014

It is suspected that a machine could be posting thousands of short repetitive videos of tones and colored shapes to the web, but why it's happening is still a mystery.

Amdocs Flexes Its Back Office Muscles
News Analysis | 5/2/2014

SPIT giant unveils a slew of major carrier deals as it announces record quarterly revenues.

One Reason Customer Service Sometimes Sucks
Rewired | 5/2/2014

Telecom players need to give their CSRs more intelligent tools to address customer issues, or see training and turnover troubles persist.

Capex Trend Points to Less Seasonality – Analysts
News Analysis | 5/2/2014

Research from Raymond James & Assoc. points toward increased capex by AT&T and Verizon in the first quarter and a possible long-term shift away from seasonal spending patterns.

Consortium Develops Virtual IT Platform for NFV
News Analysis | 5/2/2014

A consortium of Japanese companies including NTT has developed a distributed server platform designed for network functions virtualization (NFV) deployments.

Eurobites: Telefónica Sweetens E-Plus Deal
News Analysis | 5/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: new exec line-up at TeliaSonera; BT's man in sub-Saharan Africa; BSkyB does deal with Paramount.

AT&T to Gain 4G Voice May 23?
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

The carrier reportedly plans to launch VoLTE in Chicago and Minneapolis at the end of the month.

Tablets Grow Like 'OMG' in Q1
Que Sera Sarah | 5/1/2014

Verizon and AT&T managed to sell nearly 1M tablets between them, while T-Mobile says its push into connected tablets is just beginning.

Capex Slowdown Slams JDSU
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

Share price takes a hammering as slow carrier spending in US and a delay in revenues from China's 4G rollouts hit vendor's numbers.

AT&T Eyeing a Bid for DirecTV?
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

The Wall Street Journal reports that an AT&T buyout could value the satellite TV provider at $40 billion.

The IP Transition's Real-World Impact
Column | 5/1/2014

A look at what the transition to IP means to you, me, and other people who use a phone for business and personal communications.

CenturyLink Cuts Cloud Prices, Touts Power
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

Five months after announcing the Tier 3 purchase, CenturyLink unveils new cloud strategy built on cheaper prices and enterprise-scale power.

T-Mobile Sacrifices Costs for Customers
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

The 'uncarrier' manages to add 2.4 million total customers, but lost $151M in the first quarter.

China Operators Mull Tower Spin-off
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

China's major operators are considering the creation of a mobile tower joint venture.

Comcast Whips Up More WiFi
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

Biggest US MSO now plans to roll out 8 million WiFi hotspots by the end of the year, after reaching the 1 million hotspot milestone less than a month ago.

Eurobites: Elop's Golden Parachute Inflates
News Analysis | 5/1/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSkyB's profits slip; Virgin considers slow-speed sell-off; Orange not happy about network-sharing deal.

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