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Sezmi Dumps No-Frills Pay-TV Service
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  8 comments
Sezmi shutters its hybrid broadband-broadcast TV service as it changes gears to focus on deals with service providers
Is Intune Off-Key?
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  3 comments
The quiet removal of the CEO suggests discord at the optical burst switch vendor
Service Providers Have First-Class Opportunity in Travel
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/26/2011  |  Post a comment
Analytics enables travel companies to understand all aspects of how to acquire, maintain and attract new customers to their websites
Verizon Defends Samsung Against Apple
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  3 comments
Verizon doesn't want Apple to limit its LTE device selection as it intervenes on Samsung’s behalf in the device makers' patent dispute
Comcast AnyPlay to Stream Live TV to Tablets
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  12 comments
Also: Dish CEO hints at wireless plans, Netflix outbids HBO for Dreamworks deal, Amazon pumps up Prime Instant video with Fox fare
LightSquared: We're the Good Guys
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  6 comments
LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja makes the case for the wholesale LTE network in an open letter to the American public
Entropic Buys Into Video Transcoding
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  3 comments
MoCA chip-maker plows $10 million into Zenverge as the companies start work on a set-top 'sidecar' for MSOs that shares Slingbox traits
Broadcom Packs NFC Into 40nm Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  Post a comment
Semiconductor vendor promises 90 percent power savings on its 40 percent smaller NFC chips as it looks to put the tech in more devices
SFR Sets Femtos Free in France
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  3 comments
C'est vrai! Femtos will be free for SFR's 3G customers in France
Why USF Reform Matters
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  11 comments
There is a lot more riding on how -- and when -- the FCC reforms the Universal Service Fund than the future of rural telcos
Euronews: France's Femto Free-for-All
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2011  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: SFR doles out femtocells gratis while Etisalat rolls out LTE in the UAE (is that enough initials for ya?)
Honorable Mentions: September 26
Matt's Mentions  | 
9/26/2011  |  Post a comment
The week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions
Testing ALU's FP3 400G With Spirent
Video Resources  | 
9/26/2011  |  Post a comment
Spirent's Ross Cassan goes on site with Alcatel-Lucent's Sr. Director, Houman Modarres to discuss their new 400 Gbps network processor, the FP3.
More Tunable XFPs Start Shipping
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2011  |  1 comment
The ECOC Exhibition brings out a few more vendors in what's expected to be a contentious product category
IMB & eMBMS: Wait-and-See Mobile TV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/23/2011  |  1 comment
IMB and eMBMS have a year to improve their penetration in the mobile video market to become long-term options for mobile offload
Dish Bundles Up Blockbuster
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/23/2011  |  2 comments
Dish will try to boost sub counts with $10 add-on that binds video streaming with premium TV, by-mail DVDs and games
OS Watch: What’s Up With WebOS?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/23/2011  |  5 comments
HP's OS future is in new hands, Samsung's done playing nice, and Apple's phone is super sticky in this week's OS roundup
BBWF 2011: Huawei to Unveil New Network Strategy
EuroBlog  | 
9/23/2011  |  5 comments
10:30 AM Need another view on how next-gen networks will look? Thought so…
On Deck: Cable-Tec
Technically Speaking With SCTE  | 
9/23/2011  |  1 comment
10:20 AM SCTE President and CEO Mark Dzuban explains what will be in store at the Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta
Privacy Law Blocks Netflix-Facebook Connection
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/23/2011  |  2 comments
Also: It's open season on net neutrality rules; VUDU expands VoD vault; cord-cutting vs. the economy; changes on Comcast's board
Huawei Linked to Major LTE TDD Deal
AsiaBlog  | 
9/23/2011  |  Post a comment
9:45 AM Reports put Huawei at the center of a sizeable LTE TDD rollout by Japan's Softbank
Teaching East African Operators to Play Nice
Research Rewind  | 
9/23/2011  |  Post a comment
This week: Feature distribution, improving mobile services in East Africa, how European telecom incumbents can regain lost ground
Moto Takes Long View on Cable Access
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/23/2011  |  2 comments
Moto's Converged Cable Access Platform entry will be ready for testing in 2012, but there's plenty of life left in the CMTS and edge QAM gear
Euronews: Ericsson Camps on NSN's Turf
News Analysis  | 
9/23/2011  |  1 comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson sets up R&D center in rival's back yard, French operators get their 4G spectrum, Huawei and OBS do telepresence deal
HP's New CEO Sets a Spinoff Deadline
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/22/2011  |  Post a comment
As she takes over for the ousted Leo Apotheker, Meg Whitaker says HP will continue to invest in webOS and will spin off PSG by year's end
BBWF 2011: The F Word
EuroBlog  | 
9/22/2011  |  3 comments
3:40 PM Is fun allowed at industry events?
Cricket Leaps to Nationwide
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Small CDMA player is regional no more after deal with Best Buy and Sprint, but offering discounted plans could hurt Leap's bottom line
Sprint Tiptoes Around the iPhone 5
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/22/2011  |  7 comments
2:20 PM Sprint’s making several changes to get ready for the phone it won’t say if it’s getting or not – will unlimited data be next?
Google to Activate TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/22/2011  |  3 comments
Also: TW Cable to expand no-frills TV tier, cord-cutters will pay for à la carte, Hulu reaches subscription milestone
Euronews: Nokia Names New CTO
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2011  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Henry Tirri replaces Richard Green at handset giant while Deutsche Telekom denies massive cost-cutting
AlcaLu Speeds Up Its VDSL2
News Analysis  | 
9/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Unveils VDSL2 DSLAM line cards with vectoring capabilities designed to boost line speeds and better utilize capacity
ITC: Cablevision Didn't Violate Set-Top Patents
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/21/2011  |  2 comments
Verizon comes up short in its attempt to ban several Cablevision set-top boxes made by Cisco
LightSquared Claims High-Precision GPS Fix
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/21/2011  |  1 comment
LightSquared works with Javad on GPS fix; FCC and NTIA testing expected to last until Nov. 30, with a prototype available in a month
ASSIA Bigs Up Its Mobile App
EuroBlog  | 
9/21/2011  |  3 comments
1:55 PM DSL management specialist makes big opex saving claims for its smartphone app
HP Plots a CEO Ouster
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/21/2011  |  12 comments
1:25 PM Bloomberg reports that HP's board wants CEO Leo Apotheker out after only nine months, but many, many failures
Comcast Battles With BT
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Also: Verizon chats up gaming consoles; survey piles on Netflix woes; Sony, Warner Bros open up UltraViolet's digital rights locker
So That's What LTE Means
The Philter  | 
9/21/2011  |  Post a comment
10:00 AM Ericsson's Keith Shank helps us take a step back and discuss what LTE means for consumers and service providers, as well as how it changes the mobile network
Orange: NFC Won’t Make Us Rich
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/21/2011  |  1 comment
Orange ramps up its NFC services in France, but remains realistic about revenue potential
Euronews: Get Off of My Cloud, Say Dutch
News Analysis  | 
9/21/2011  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Dutch government may bar US cloud vendors from state contracts, while tablets are on the march in Europe
Infinera Picks Up the Pace
Craig's A-List  | 
9/21/2011  |  1 comment
4:50 AM The DTN-X could curb a case of the seven-year itch
Small Cells, Heavy Lifting
Jonestown  | 
9/20/2011  |  10 comments
5:45 PM We take a look behind the expected small cell revolution at the backhaul grunt work that will still be needed
Comcast Goes Big With 'Internet Essentials'
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/20/2011  |  3 comments
MSO hits the national stage with $9.95-per-month Internet service targeted to low-income families with schoolchildren
Subex Offloads Its Problem Child
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2011  |  1 comment
Indian OSS/BSS vendor sells its IP fulfillment unit to NetCracker but doesn't get much of its money back
Demystifying Wireless Innovation Centers
Que Sera Sarah  | 
9/20/2011  |  2 comments
5:10 PM Those 'two guys in their garage' have moved up to much fancier digs, but what really gets done at the operators' innovation centers?
@Qwikster Takes a Hit
The Bauminator  | 
9/20/2011  |  6 comments
12:45 PM The Twitterverse offers more evidence that Netflix may not have thought everything through as it splits off its DVD business
Amsterdam Trumps Paris
EuroBlog  | 
9/20/2011  |  Post a comment
11:50 AM Broadband World Forum is shifting to the city of tulips and coffee shops
Dish, Blockbuster Tee Up Netflix Rival
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/20/2011  |  Post a comment
Also: Analysts see Qwikster spin or sale, Comcast and Verizon could tune in to Xbox TV, FiOS TV's growing VoD vault, Trendrr tracks TV buzz
BBWF 2011: Who Needs FTTH?
News Analysis  | 
9/20/2011  |  2 comments
With the Broadband World Forum only days away, Heavy Reading's chief analyst lights the fiber access touchpaper and stands back...
Building a Better Road
Research Analyst Interviews  | 
9/20/2011  |  14 comments
MPLS-TP is building the road to handle both legacy and packet-based traffic
AlcaLu & Ericsson to Benefit From AT&T/T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/20/2011  |  2 comments
45% of Light Reading survey takers say no vendors will benefit from the merger, but Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson stand to gain the most
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