State-run carriers MTNL and BSNL stock up on broadband equipment to tackle waiting lists
New applications help WiFi shed its image as enterprises' biggest network vulnerability
MySpace and YouTube have nothing to fear
Alcatel-Lucent says it's keeping an eye on PBT developments, but it isn't seeing widespread carrier interest
Celebrities don't have that much to say
DiVitas, Nokia, Microsoft, and Cisco are all pushing corporate convergence
Sources say Telcordia has a shortlist of firms that might buy its OSS assets, and that one of its partners has a say in any M&A decisions
Carrier scorecards are in for European wireline carriers, and Telefónica is once again leading the way
John and Timothy Rigas are again found guilty of improperly spending Adelphia funds on, well, themselves
Einstein, Rumsfeld, and, er... Light Reading?
Optics needs a hit IPO
At the 35th Annual JPMorgan Technology Conference, skepticism and a little tension were a common theme at many of the presentations
Welcome to The Philter (on kyte)
Radio access network sharing is emerging as the single biggest cost-cutting opportunity in wireless networks
'I love you because you don't have a mind of your own'
The horror! The horror!
The genius of digital music imports
The AMN1220 is the first GPON unit to receive USDA Rural Utilities Service acceptance
A case of too many Joneses
Sales VP Mike Langley, recently of Force10, lands a job with Woven Systems
Doesn't anyone follow speeds and feeds any more?
Charter Communications is helping tech-challenged high-speed Internet customers... for a fee
One of the telecom software sector's small specialists goes under, and it's likely to be followed by others
BT and Sony partner to bring voice, video, and messaging capabilities to the WiFi-enabled PlayStation Portable
Google can't find us
Auntie Beeb finds WiFi a cause for concern
Exec says the company could steal router market share and introduce a 40G product by year-end
Forgent may have swung and missed in its DVR litigation against EchoStar, but it's winning other legal battles
Internet radio is not a zero-sum game
RIM Co-CEO sees WiFi integration and fixed mobile convergence (FMC) coming in 2007. And he sees big upside for devices and services
Move aside, Road Runner. Broadband may be next for 'the fastest mouse in all Mexico'
Clowns have a captive audience
Could targeted advertising be the secret weapon that telcos need in their battle against cable?
Web 2.0 and productivity star in the Cisco CEO's keynote speech at Interop
What if Cisco ducked out of Interop?
Networking giant makes another move in the security/surveillance space. What's with all the IP spy tech?
On2 Technologies' acquisition of Hantro gives a boost to the mobile video market
With John Chambers
SDV vendors are increasingly squabbling over who adheres to the most open tech standards
Finnish inventor prepares to auction legally disputed intellectual property rights for mobile technologies
Unless you're a Nokia user
Warning: not funny, not even a bit
One empire feeds another
The IT giant says it's going to be a player in the OSS space. So does that mean it's going to buy Telcordia?
Insight Communications is bringing in the investment bankers, setting up a possible sale
The DWDM super-startup expects to raise $139.1 million
Global Crossing finalized its acquisition of Impsat and explains how it looks to get back on track in 2007
RGB Networks' new 'digital overlay' apps aim to change targeted ads in real-time
OSS sector has moved on, but Telcordia hasn't
Digital content news bonanza
Sources say that Cisco divisions are taking a fresh look at WiMax
Alltel accedes to one of the industry's largest private equity buyouts
In a poll conducted by Light Reading, most respondents gave Verizon the top grade
The OSS fraternity is converging on Nice, France, with awards to accept, news to announce, and deals to strike
What caught my eye earlier this week
Sources say Fujitsu is reevaluating the future of its GPON product
Taqua's back. Again.
The addiction has claimed another high-profile victim...
SOHO WiFi player could get in the home base station game
Stop singin' near my dang food!
Microsoft could re-engergize its influence in the US cable market after putting up $6 billion in cash for aQuantive
BSNL is finally set to award its long-delayed GSM equipment contracts to Ericsson and Nokia Siemens
What a grrrrrrrreat country!
Startup Fanfare has a different approach to T&M and is already working with Cisco, AlcaLu, and a bunch of test gear vendors
Top end price of $11 could see $133 million raised when the mobile core vendor's stock hits the Nasdaq
NTT crashes down, Giancarlo mashes up
Strike action weighs on German giant
A shoestring startup claims its chip could let deep packet inspection become a fixture in more parts of the network
Iowa CLEC gets more subscribers and assets as it tries to pretty itself up for the public markets
A contract for Nokia, license for C&W, and a war of words between mobile operators and ISPs feature among this week's activity in India
The pickup of Modulus helps expand Motorola's portfolio, but it also keeps the startup out of enemy hands
The component maker's patent battles open a new front against satellite radio
A wrapup of trash talk among CDN players at Streaming Media East
Analyst says Concurrent's $14 million private placement will boost confidence in the VOD vendor
Warning! If you read this, you will get high
The nation's four biggest MSOs may actually mean business about business
Actually, a load of bull
Mark Cuban is asking the unwashed masses to submit new show ideas for HDNet
Networked IT and broadband services are driving growth, but the cost of restructuring plans has dented BT's share price
OSS is no longer telecom's backwater
Three vice presidents jump ship at Force10 while revenues reportedly hit a snag
Blyk will offer UK mobile users free calls and texts funded by ads starting this summer, but some services will attract a charge
But does it even matter anymore?
Amazon enters the digital music field
At Light Reading's Future of Broadband event in NYC, panelists debated the future of telco TV and how to differentiate
Why talk when you can just Google?
Keeping performance and service – rather than technology – in mind now that wireless broadband is here
The monetization of Internet video ain't easy
Alcatel-Lucent has announced deals with China Unicom and China Mobile worth a total of $460 million
NCTA president Kyle McSlarrow proposes that the role of the FCC be reduced and the agency's regulations sunset in five years
Spanish giant reports growth in revenues and profits, but there are signs that market pressures are beginning to tell
...after I take mine off the top
WiFi keeps on growin'
They're not submersible
Wave your hands in the air if you want a signal…
Get off your fat ass
Can Moto score with a new RAZR?
The mobile content industry is already growing fast, but is a lack of underlying standards holding it back?
There's a (nother) hole in my IOS
There's important stuff shaking in the WiFi market again
Microsoft TV is about to lose its only US cable foothold for the 'Foundation Edition' set-top platform
Jerry opts for early retirement
Suffice it to say, some theaters do not share a top cable exec's enthusiasm about offering movies in the VOD window
Following a lackluster Q1, Vyyo still has enough financial runway to determine if MSOs are truly bandwidth constrained
Updated IPO filings show Infinera's still on a roll, even after correcting for accounting restatements
Startup raises $7M to sell a different way of connecting advertisers with viewers of online video
Q1 revenues dipped for Vyyo, but the vendor got a $2M vote of confidence from Cox
The return of the big AP?
If the Speedo fits...
Secure VPN access to corporate apps from Windows smartphones
The Metro Ethernet Forum is working on technical and business process standards for Ethernet service interconnect
Merger sets stage for clash of telecom titans
Digital media news extravaganza
Fine-tuning continues in JDSU's optical division, leading to speculation that the group could be up for sale
Zodiac's 'PowerRamp' entry could serve as both competitor and partner to TVWorks
Deutsche Telekom faces picket-line disruption
Now that Deutsche Telekom has released its Q1 results, it's time to see just how well T-Mobile is doing
Alcatel-Lucent to buy multiservice gateway vendor NetDevices for an undisclosed fee
Save us, Hollywood!
PlayPhone, mig33, and Intercasting wade in the wonga this week
Going medieval in Vegas
Porn stars, plush toys, and power brokers. It could only be The Cable Show 2007 in Las Vegas
You might find yourself...
I've heaped my share of sand over the body of ICTV over the years, but it keeps spitting granules back in my face
God Save the Queen
When an old, interactive app was scuttled, did anyone really notice it was gone?
The latest sales breakdown from Alcatel-Lucent shows how last year's merger has lowered revenues from carrier customers
With demand for satellite as a backhaul technology growing in Africa, Gateway Communications acquires GS Telecom
'Life is short' – here's hoping your marriage fails...
Ericsson's Capital Markets Day offers insight into the company's new acquisition strategy
Papers get signed, permits come next
Steamy video gets Verizon marketing rep fired
This may be the year that cable operators finally started getting serious about business phone service
Cisco's Hillcrest connection
Slump in revenues and operating profits mars Alcatel-Lucent's first full quarter of operations as analysts smell restructuring problems
Oplink is downgraded and sees its stock fall, as its attempted takeover of OCP hits the courts
Can Moto's 'media monster' revive its device fortunes?
A DRM by any other name...
New audit service and appliance to target RFID customers looking to lock down their systems
In spite of legal expenses, Vonage reported an 18 percent reduction in losses for the first quarter of 2007
First-quarter profits have slumped, and now 20,000 staff are set to strike, starting Friday
Why they needn't hire David Hasselhoff
T-Mobile USA shows solid growth in Q1 2007 but its performance is overshadowed by a lackluster quarter from Deutsche Telekom
Shares are down more than 20 percent since its IPO, but better days are ahead
Yuk it up with MST3K's Mike Nelson
The scorecards are in for North American wireline carriers
The online video startup created by Skype's founders has raised $45 million from a set of high-profile backers
Portugal has a dream that Europe's big hitters will shatter
A single-chassis router to challenge Cisco's CRS-1 is underway, according to one analyst
Cable execs save their tough talk for telco access efforts
A video gimmick that actually sounds useful
Its becoming evident the sheer cost of rolling out WiMax makes it a big boy's – or girl's – game
A new social networking service has been created by a veteran of the European telecom services scene, with mobile users the likely target
An MSO joint venture to produce downloadable conditional access systems could be ready for trials next year
Taking one for the team
McCaw's WiMax venture doubles loss but adds 52,000 new subs
Will Google turn to WiMax?
NextWave's European venture, Inquam, is on a Euro WiMax roll, with licenses in Germany and Switzerland. Which country will be next?
To say The Cable Show got off to a bang would be a massive, and sad, understatement
From Denmark to Russia, Europe's operators are feeling the squeeze as costs, pricing, and competition erode their margins
Save energy, dress in black
Walking the floor of The Cable Show here in Sin City is always a wild and wacky experience
Sweden's canine community has nowhere to hide
The US military launches a YouTube channel
Cisco's aggressive streak continues as the company hits Q3 targets, but the stock is down after-hours
Costs are up and projections are down as AT&T tweaks its U-verse forecast yet again
For real Anga, go to Germany
'Is that squirrel wearing a teddy?'
The reasons why the search giant might be eyeing WiMax
The cable industry's BOCR initiative aims to bring cable programming and interactive applications to the PC
Sales grew 85 percent with the addition of Movaz and strong metro access demand
Tzadik Records rumored to be leaving eMusic
No tweezers in Paradise
BT issues RFI for WiMax and says it may participate in 2.6GHz spectrum auction in the UK later this year
Hello? Hello? Problems with its VOIP service has hit the Dutch incumbent's share of the telephony market in the first quarter of 2007
It's goodbye to the living room, for now
But the 'world's first' wireless USB hub ain't cheap
St. Mark is watching you...
Keeping 'em flying
RIM makes good on Ascendent acquisition with new enterprise convergence software
Having raised $28 million just a year ago, the ROADM vendor decides another $15 million won't hurt
363K homes switch on FiOS TV
Content news extravaganza
Comcast is launching a 'communications center' called SmartZone to handle all manner of messaging for its subscribers
Deploying OCAP has been challenging, but the technology is starting to seep into US cable systems
Texas Instruments has released the Puma 5, a cable modem chipset based on the advanced Docsis 3.0 specification
Bombarded with dirty phone calls – and they like it
Christmas came early for three cable operators when the Media Bureau of the FCC granted special set-top waivers
Sharing is Caring
The shareholder rights plan won't make OCP easy to swallow
VCs get socially mobile in this week's venture funding roundup
And the Street hits back as the company's shares fall more than 18 percent by midday
Middle Eastern carriers secure billions of dollars in credit to ramp up their expansion plans
Some advice for Microhoo!
A big tip of the hat to Leslie Ellis, WICT Rocky Mountain's 2007 Women in Technology award winner
Microsoft and Yahoo take over the water cooler
BT, Belgacom, and COLT have won the 2007 Ethernet Service Provider of the Year Awards for Europe
Another dumb list
Job reductions at top end of proposed range. No details on which departments will be hit hardest
Europeans delay mobile roaming charges vote
Two more reasons to axe DRM
Lower operating costs and higher margins narrowed Nortel's Q1 losses
Broadcom is accelerating its MOCA strategy after putting up $31 million for semiconductor upstart Octalica
Mobile-ad startups shrug off the Google threat while saying big brands are starting to roll in
Just what is a nomadic WiMax card anyway?
Nortel CEO says the company is 'on offense again.'
Converged services suck
Now comes the hard part for Cablevision – getting shareholders to go along with a deal that will take the New York-based MSO private
The sound of jackhammers in the morning
As expected, RIM unveils next stage in plans to get more consumer friendly
Belgian incumbent the latest to go all IP
With optical components business down again, JDSU initiates staff cuts of 400
I blame those sneakers with wheels... and the Internet
Hundreds of Ethernet executives hit London for the Ethernet Expo Europe event, where the news and debate was dominated by PBT
'Can't we all just connect?' asks Alireza Mahmoodshahi at Ethernet Expo Europe
Michael Hatfield's new startup has raised more than $8 million
Let's take a break from those interminable spreadsheets
Company says $211M loss is down to spending on network improvements
Buoyed by the bundle, Time Warner Cable posted solid numbers in its first quarterly report as a publicly traded company
The newest BlackDiamond squares off against low-end carrier Ethernet gear from Cisco and Alcatel-Lucent
Video advertisers like the Web but aren't sure how much good it's doing them, say speakers at the Stanford Accel Symposium
The third time's the charm, as Cablevision accepts the Dolan family's latest offer to take the MSO private
Vodafone embraces social networking services and will introduce flat-rate data pricing to boost data services
Mobile virtual network operator files for IPO on the NYSE
Someone needs his head thawed
The company reported better-than-expected revenue and margins
Ericsson and France Telecom report strong growth in broadband traffic and subscribers, while Europeans check out mobile WiMax
Calling Tess Trueheart!
Rupert Murdoch says paper and plain TV still matter
Comcast is looking to launch some Docsis 3.0 trials as early as this year and follow with some initial deployments in 2008
Its time to ask the obvious question about mobile WiMax
Ethernet Expo hits sunny London
Comcast execs say the ability to offer a bundle of voice, video, and data will pave the way for sustainable growth for years to come
Access line revenues fell, but profits rose due to lower capex and bundled services
1:30 PM -- Crybabies abound at the 'Baby-Cry Sumo' contest
Growth in emerging markets drives revenues at Orange, but ARPUs in Europe still suffer
Light Reading Editor in Chief Scott Raynovich hurls a "J'accuse!" at the departing AT&T Chief
Pair have joined forces to pitch their IPTV story to the EMEA region's Tier 2 and 3 operators
Readers pick Basil Alwan as the best-fitting telecom exec in our Movers and Shakers list. By a lot
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