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Charter Seeking 'Financial Alternatives'
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2008

MSO, buried in more than $20 billion in debt, has called on its financial advisor to help improve its balance sheet

The Perfect Power Storm: Wireless Tower Power Savings & Sustainability
LR Mobile Column | 12/12/2008

A new, more intense focus on power-efficient tower sites is driving vendors to create new technologies to lower power consumption

Sonus Culls Staff
EuroBlog | 12/12/2008

VOIP vendor chops 5% of headcount, more may come

China's 3G Move to Trigger Spending
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2008

License awards imminent, says Ministry, which predicts resulting $29 billion in 3G-related capex in 2009

Mobile Apps Face Uphill Climb
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2008

The industry is just too fragmented and too closed to nurture applications startups, according to panelists at an Ericsson event

Can Ericsson Broker Handset Peace?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2008

The company has a long-term vision of enabling application dialogues across different cellphone platforms or operating systems

Verwaayen Unveils AlcaLu's New Plan
News Analysis | 12/12/2008

CEO Ben Verwaayen announces his strategy, which includes cuts of 1,000 managerial positions and product line decisions

Bloomberg Signs Sabathia
Monkey Bidness | 12/11/2008

Thank you, taxpayers!

RIM Buys on the Downbeat
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2008

BlackBerry maker bids for Chalk, hard on the heels of hostile takeover plans for Certicom

Time to Make Tier 2/3 Operators a Priority
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/11/2008

Smaller telecom operators may not have the deepest pockets, but optical networking vendors should focus on getting a piece of that pie

TiVo Reveals Comcast Tab
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/11/2008

TiVo recognized about $10.9M in 'technology revenues' from Comcast during the first nine months of the DVR pioneer's fiscal year

Ericsson in the Valley
Craig's A-List | 12/11/2008

Staking the future on mobile broadband

Comcast Wraps Up '08 Wideband Rollout
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/11/2008

With Baltimore, Chicago, Atlanta, and Fort Wayne, Ind., in tow, MSO hits Docsis 3.0 deployment goal

Fresh Blood at AlcaLu
EuroBlog | 12/11/2008

Big Ben has added more new faces to his management team

White House Opposes FCC Auction Plan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2008

Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez reveals President Bush's resistance to an auction of 25 megahertz of spectrum in the 2155MHz to 2180MHz band

BCE Demands $1.2B Breakup Fee
News Analysis | 12/11/2008

The $51 billion acquisition of Bell Canada is off, so the Canadian carrier wants its $1.2 billion breakup fee

Slowdown Smacks Ciena
News Analysis | 12/11/2008

Ciena's Q4 financials worse than expected as the 'challenging macroeconomic and industry environment' hits sales

Economic Bright Spot
Monkey Bidness | 12/10/2008

Arena Football League crashes

Now What's Nortel Worth?
Craig's A-List | 12/10/2008

The numbers aren't pretty

Nortel's Not Bankrupt Yet
News Analysis | 12/10/2008

But a mention of the possibility is enough for investors to chop 25 percent off the stock's value

AT&T, Verizon Plot Faster Futures
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/10/2008

Top two US operators are sticking to their guns on wireless data rollouts, even as economic conditions bite

RIM Throws Customers a Curve
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/10/2008

The Curve 8900, launching in Canada and the U.K., is the thinnest-ever BlackBerry with a full QWERTY keyboard

BitTorrent, Oversi Team on P2P
News Analysis | 12/10/2008

BitTorrent and Oversi have joined forces to enable application-aware networking gear that is capable of efficiently routing P2P traffic

Virgin Media Readies 50 Mbit/s Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/10/2008

The 'Ferrari in the fleet' hits the road next week, and 200 Mbit/s could be in its future

Finisar's Even Split
Craig's A-List | 12/10/2008

Fair's fair

Report Slams FCC Chairman
The Bauminator | 12/10/2008

House committee staff report says Kevin Martin manipulated or supressed cable data

Velocix Launches Metro Kit
News Analysis | 12/10/2008

The company is making its caching products generally available to ISPs that are looking to speed up video delivery

What Does a Million Buy You?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 12/10/2008

Maybe some IPTV respect

Nortel's New Chapter
EuroBlog | 12/10/2008

Reportedly looking at its bankruptcy protection options

Finisar Sees Hope
News Analysis | 12/10/2008

The telecom world might be gloomy, but Finisar sees reason to expect an uptick for itself next quarter

Who's Been a Naughty Boy?
EuroBlog | 12/10/2008

Carphone founder quits after breaking stock exchange rules

LR Preps Ethernet Interconnect Demo
News Analysis | 12/10/2008

Light Reading and test lab Iometrix are setting up a live Ethernet service interconnection demo in London next May

AT&T Targets Q2 Femto Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2008

The operator's first metropolitan femtocell deployment appears set for mid-2009

TiVo Gets Netflix Streaming
Contentinople | 12/9/2008

TiVo is added to Netflix's long list of stream partners

AT&T Zeroes In on 1M U-verse Subs
News Analysis | 12/9/2008

Company chief says AT&T will surpass that milestone next week while it mulls the addition of a third 'live' HD stream

DirecTV's Deep Freeze
The Bauminator | 12/9/2008

Satco still bullish on '09 prospects, but halts hiring and non-critical capex projects

Cisco's One Big Architecture
News Analysis | 12/9/2008

Cisco wants to give Web 2.0 the same 'end-to-end' treatment it gave the network

Huawei, NEC Score Orange Femtocell Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2008

Orange plans to launch commercial enterprise femtocell services next year with equipment from Huawei and NEC

Cisco in Translation
Craig's A-List | 12/9/2008

TelePresence is learning to speak

Cablevision Wires Up for Wideband
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/9/2008

Cablevision COO says MSO has upgraded its network for Docsis 3.0 and expects to deploy faster Internet services 'within months'

Swisscom Plans $2.3B FTTx Rollout
News Analysis | 12/9/2008

Swiss incumbent sets out its fiber access strategy and is looking to share its fiber, and its rollout costs, with others

Vodafone Snags Wayfinder
Wireless Bits | 12/9/2008

Operator offers $30M for location-based services

Gearing Up for LTE
Jonestown | 12/8/2008

LTE in the new year

IPTV World Forum 2008: Asia
LRTV Documentaries | 12/8/2008

IPTV is a hot services sector in many Asia/Pacific markets, especially Hong Kong, Japan, and Taiwan, where some of the world's most experienced telco TV players are taking service developments to the next level. And then, of course, there's the massive opportunity that is China

Nokia Siemens Braced for Tough 2009
News Analysis | 12/8/2008

Vendor is preparing to deal with an infrastructure market that, it believes, is set to shrink by at least 5% or even more in 2009

Brightcove Gets 90
Contentinople | 12/8/2008

The online video firm's new partner ecosystem includes 90 companies

Ciena Pushes 100-Gig
News Analysis | 12/8/2008

Chalk up another 100-Gbit/s demo, this one showing off a single-wavelength method

Comcast Unleashes Video Probes
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2008

A swarm of video probes could help the MSO intercept problems before customers call to complain about them

Yes, He Still Can
Monkey Bidness | 12/8/2008

Clarence Thomas told to shut up

Comcast's Hi-Def Triple Play
The Bauminator | 12/8/2008

MSO hopes to goose service bundles with three new packages that lump in hi-def services

Google Unlocks Its Handset
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2008

The SIM- and hardware-unlocked G1 is aimed at advanced developers, sports a unique design, and will cost $399

Alvarion Cuts Jobs for Tough Times Ahead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2008

WiMax vendor Alvarion announced drastic cost cuts, including an 11% workforce reduction, to stay profitable next year

TWC CEO: Cable Sub Growth Still Slowing
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2008

Glenn Britt confirms that the MSO has continued to see the growth of revenue-generating units slow in Q4

Cisco Revs Its Video Engine
News Analysis | 12/8/2008

The MXE 3000 shows just how ambitious Cisco is getting about video in the enterprise sphere

Cisco's Video Blitz
Craig's A-List | 12/8/2008

Here's the TelePresence angle

Cisco's Video Transformation
News Analysis | 12/8/2008

The company's bet on video is so big, it's created a new word for the network

AT&T U-verse Website Outage
The Philter | 12/7/2008

System outage blocks users from getting to account info, paying bills, etc.

Intel Detects More Silicon Photonics
News Analysis | 12/7/2008

After producing modulators and lasers, Intel says it's hit a silicon home run with an avalanche photodiode

Dual Jewel?
Jonestown | 12/5/2008

'Sprint 4G' is coming; Clearwire is developing at least some of the software internally

Sizing Up AT&T's Cuts (and Chops)
News Analysis | 12/5/2008

AT&T's planned cuts could be an indication of a tough year for certain types of equipment vendors

BSkyB Picks Silverlight
Contentinople | 12/5/2008

Microsoft's Silverlight will provide streaming technology for BSkyB's new service

Cable Crunch?
The Bauminator | 12/5/2008

Save for surging competition, slower sub growth, and reduced ARPU and capex, '09 will be great for Comcast and TWC, analyst predicts

Does Cable Really Need Wireless?
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2008

Cable's investment in the Clearwire deal just doesn't add up, according to one analyst

A Clearwire Timeline
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2008

How McCaw and crew got out of Texas and into the 'Clear'

Gartner: Apple Tops Microsoft in Q3
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2008

Gartner's latest smartphone market numbers held good news for Apple, but bad news for the industry as a whole

Cyber Monday Wreaks Havoc
Contentinople | 12/4/2008

Six retail sites experience outages

More Takeaways...
The Bauminator | 12/4/2008

5:15 PM -- From our cable biz conference in NYC

Tracking the HD Wars
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/4/2008

The big cable operators boosted HD programming this year, but they're still lagging behind satellite

Cable's Biz Battle: HFC vs. Fiber
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/4/2008

MSOs weigh which option is best to funnel voice, video, and data services to commercial customers

PCCW: IPTV Demands Innovation
News Analysis | 12/4/2008

IPTV players need to keep refreshing their services, marketing, and technology if they're to succeed, says a PCCW exec

Recycling FiOS
TelcoTV Thoughts | 12/4/2008

FairPoint testing IPTV over old Verizon FiOS properties

Cisco Field Update
Craig's A-List | 12/4/2008

Location, location, location

AT&T to Cut 12,000 Jobs
News Analysis | 12/4/2008

A 4 percent staff cut is in the works as the carrier tries to bring 2009 expenditures below 2008 levels

Capex Watch: Telecom Italia Plans Cuts
News Analysis | 12/4/2008

Italian operator outlines capex cuts for 2009 as part of its new three-year strategy

T Italia Targets IPTV Ramp
EuroBlog | 12/4/2008

Italian giant predicts 400% hike in IPTV subs

Jokes.com Relaunches
Contentinople | 12/3/2008

Comedy Central transforms the site

Huawei Gains Optical Ground in North America
News Analysis | 12/3/2008

The vendor has an optical following among Tier 2 and 3 North American customers, a Heavy Reading report finds

Pirelli Gateways Go Femto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2008

Pirelli Broadband will use Airvana's 3G UMTS femtocells in its home gateways

Slideshow: Cable Business Services Show
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/3/2008

Pics from our Light Reading Live cable event in the Big Apple

Clearwire Crunched!
LR Mobile Column | 12/3/2008

But the WiMax provider still might prove to be a better investment bet than it appears to be right now

RIM Bids for Certicom's Phone Security
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2008

BlackBerry maker lowers its outlook and launches $53M hostile bid for wireless VPN pioneer Certicom

Nortel Snares LTE Core Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2008

Nortel teams with Hitachi to deliver LTE core network equipment to KDDI in Japan UPDATED 2:30 PM

T Italia Axes 4,000 More
EuroBlog | 12/3/2008

Italian operator deepens job cuts

A Tale of Two MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/3/2008

Cox and Bresnan aren't comparable in terms of size, but MSOs share a common goal: to snare business service share from the telcos

Clear, Sharp Pain
Jonestown | 12/2/2008

CLWRD shareholders take a downward ride on the WiMax stock roller coaster

Cisco Accused of Antitrust Behavior
News Analysis | 12/2/2008

No, it's not about network dominance. It's about services contracts and software bug fixes

Nokia Beefs Up Map, Messaging Services
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2008

The upgrades continue Nokia's plan to be more than just a cellphone manufacturer

BitTorrent Shuts Store
Contentinople | 12/2/2008

BitTorrent closed its download store last month

Dune's Prospects
Craig's A-List | 12/2/2008

Someone out there wants a 20-chassis router

LTE: The Big Freeze
Jonestown | 12/2/2008

Learning from earlier ratifications

Dude, Where's My Femto?
Jonestown | 12/2/2008

Neither love nor money can buy you a home base station from most of the major carriers in the US

EZchip's Top Customer
Craig's A-List | 12/2/2008

It's still Juniper, at least for now

Nokia's New Touch
Wireless Bits | 12/2/2008

Nokia strikes back with a new touch-screen mobile computer, the N97

Good CDMA News
Wireless Bits | 12/2/2008

AlcaLu wins a chunk of China Telecom's CDMA expansion

Microsoft Kills Its SDP
News Analysis | 12/2/2008

Microsoft hangs an 'end of life' tag on the Connected Services Framework service delivery platform used by the likes of AT&T and BT

Cablevision Seeks Extended Security Waiver
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2008

Cablevision wants the FCC to grant a waiver extension so it can develop a new 'open' downloadable conditional access system from NDS

ACA Backs Cable ONE Hi-Def Box Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2008

Pressure group supports Cable ONE's waiver request for one-way HD boxes, while the Consumer Electronics Association opposes it

Canoe Paddles Out to the Web
The Bauminator | 12/2/2008

Cable's big, advanced ad venture has a Website... but it's clearly a work in progress

TI Dives Into Femtos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2008

Texas Instruments makes a splash in the femtocell market with a new DSP for femtos and reveals existing femtocell customers

Murdoch Bio's Here
Contentinople | 12/1/2008

Rupert Murdoch's bio is all over the Web, TheFeedRoom buys ClearWire, and Virgin Media does its version of a reality show... kind of

Russian Altnet Makes FTTx Plans
News Analysis | 12/1/2008

As other Russian carriers cut their capex, alternative operator TTK lines up $1.5 billion for broadband expansion, including FTTH

Clearwire: We Could Use LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2008

Clearwire CEO says that the WiMax provider could use LTE in years to come if it 'truly becomes a global standard'

More Russian Capex Cuts
EuroBlog | 12/1/2008

Comstar follows trend of capex cuts in Russia

BT Names New CFO
EuroBlog | 12/1/2008

BT makes internal appointment to fill CFO hole

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