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Tellabs CEO Kelly Out as Brand Goes Bye-Bye
News Analysis | 1/31/2014

As expected, Marlin Equity will combine the Tellabs and Coriant optical businesses under the Coriant name, with Dan Kelly taking an advisory role during the transition.

JDSU Buys More 4G SPIT Smarts
News Analysis | 1/31/2014

With Arieso integrated, JDSU opens its wallet again to add to its 4G network assurance portfolio.

Startup Caches Live Video Streams
News Analysis | 1/31/2014

Qwilt launches what it calls the industry's first transparent caching solution for live video streaming over the Internet.

Vodafone Launches Small Cell Service in UK
News Analysis | 1/31/2014

Now British businesses can get a taste of new-fangled, in-building small cell coverage.

Vodafone Steals CenturyLink's CTO
News Analysis | 1/31/2014

CenturyLink CTO Matt Beal is on the move again, this time headed for Vodafone to work in the CTO's office.

IBM's SDN Poser
Shades of Ray | 1/31/2014

If IBM should step back from the software-defined networking (SDN) market, would that be wise?

The No-Streaming Bowl
Que Sera Sarah | 1/31/2014

Carriers are losing interest in equipping sports stadiums with WiFi, but they need it now more than ever.

Euronews: TV Sport Boosts BT's Q3
News Analysis | 1/31/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice IPO; EC inspects Telefonica/E-Plus merger; Vodafone meets 3G obligations.

Asia Strengthens Its Grip on Smartphone Market
News Analysis | 1/31/2014

Lenovo's deal to buy Motorola Mobility leaves Apple as the only major Western smartphone player.

TWC: Charter's Got Nothing on Us
News Analysis | 1/30/2014

The No. 2 US MSO defiantly lays out an ambitious three-year plan to return to glory as it continues to reject Charter's takeover bid.

Ericsson Expects Smooth Sailing for Radio Dot
News Analysis | 1/30/2014

Vendor's head of networks says certification with the operators will be an easy process once trials begin in Q2 but the new enterprise small cell is still getting a kicking from rivals.

Infinera: We're Fine, Thanks…
News Analysis | 1/30/2014

Positive traction, a better-than-expected Q4, and a giant leap in its share price puts the color back in Infinera's cheeks and provides a positive boost for the 100G sector.

FCC Tests Copper Obsolescence in an IP World
News Analysis | 1/30/2014

The FCC may have just kick-started the long goodbye for copper lines in the US.

Harmonic Seeks New Melody in 2014
News Analysis | 1/30/2014

After playing out 2013 with mixed results, video infrastructure vendor shifts focus to CCAP, multiscreen, and 4K video.

Ericsson Flatlines in 2013, Trails Huawei
News Analysis | 1/30/2014

Margins improved throughout 2013 but the sales needle didn't move much for the Swedish giant, leaving Huawei as telecom's biggest vendor.

Euronews: Austria Braced for Slim Bid
News Analysis | 1/30/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson keeps investors happy; TeliaSonera falls short; BSkyB counts cost of soccer content war.

Verizon's 4G Video Freeze Frame
Slide Shows | 1/30/2014

Verizon has set up a massive tent in a freezing New York City to show off its LTE multicast video capabilities.

AT&T U-verse Ends Year Strong
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

AT&T's fiber-enabled platform enjoys robust video and broadband subscriber gains in Q4, wrapping up its biggest year yet.

Ericsson CEO Snubs Microsoft Top Job Too?
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Hans Vestberg has reportedly told Ericsson's board that he will stay with Ericsson.

Better Broadband Isn't Enough for Schools
Rewired | 1/29/2014

The technology industry has a history of throwing gizmos, gadgets, and yes, gigabits, at teachers, but they have little effect without purpose and training

Lenovo to Buy Motorola From Google?
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Another day, another crazy M&A scheme: Sources tell Reuters Google is looking to unload its newly acquired handset division to Lenovo.

Analyst: SDN/NFV Succeeds or Fails on Management
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Heavy reading analyst Ari Banarjee says more attention must be paid to service assurance and quality of experience as SDN and NFV progress.

Dell Opens Arms to Cumulus OS
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Dell and Cumulus Networks ink a partnership and resale pact that opens Dell datacenter switches to third-party operating software.

Liberty CIO: Enough With the Empty Boxes!
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

The European CIO of cable giant Liberty Global makes it clear what he does, and doesn't, want to see when vendors pitch their big data wares.

Calix Pushing CE 2.0 Solutions
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Access gear-maker promising more advanced services, better support for mobile backhaul.

Cablevision WiFi Rides NJ Rails
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Fifth largest US MSO launches WiFi service to 11 NJ Transit commuter rail stations, with more in the offing.

ADVA Adds Professional Services
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Optical gear-maker is the latest vendor to give service providers a full range of professional services to bolster their internal efforts.

Euronews: Prism a Wake-up Call, Says DT
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone cuts German jobs; VimpelCom shares slump; Samsung's standalone stores plan.

China's Latest Homegrown Flop
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

After a hostile reception, the developer of China's homegrown device operating system answers its critics.

LTE Brings More Malware
Que Sera Sarah | 1/29/2014

More data usage can lead to more mobile infections, according to Alcatel-Lucent's latest malware findings.

Comcast Makes Middle Market Gains
News Analysis | 1/29/2014

MSO makes inroads among midsize firms as it clears $3 billion in commercial revenues for 2013 with record fourth quarter.

AT&T Plans a Prepaid Cricket Attack
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

Once its acquisition of Leap Wireless closes in Q1, AT&T is planning to make a big push selling smartphones to the prepaid market.

Gainspeed Gains Fresh Funding
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

Cable next-gen access tech startup picks up $10 million more in venture capital, boosting kitty to nearly $33 million.

Telcos Warm to Big Data
Shades of Ray | 1/28/2014

It's still early days for communications service providers, but they're starting to make better use of the large volumes of data at their fingertips.

Comcast Breaks Video Sub Skid
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

The largest US MSO reports quarterly video subscriber gains for the first time since 2007 as it steps up deployment of a next-gen IP video platform.

Why We're NOT Bringing Back Supercomm
Column | 1/28/2014

It's in June and in Chicago, but the Big Telecom Event ain't no Supercomm...

Cisco Goes Soft With APIC, Intercloud Announcements
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

News from Cisco Live! may indicate the networking hardware giant is broadening its efforts and attitude toward SDN and hybrid clouds.

Mobile VC Bumps Up to $868M in December
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

Mobile device management, news aggregation, and photo apps draw the glittering VC prizes in December.

Genband Unifies Its Enterprise UC Story
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

New Generation Enterprise framework and Smart Office paves the way for enterprises looking for a software-driven, mobile-first work environment.

Euronews: Rivals Set for Cable Asset Battle
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

...And it's Vodafone versus Liberty Global. Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Reding's data protection compact; Irish mobile deal could face objections; UK consumers spend less on telecom.

Will Optical Suffer From Thailand's Political Unrest?
News Analysis | 1/28/2014

Political unrest in the Thai capital of Bangkok could have a knock-on effect on the optical components sector if it spreads.

Comcast May Join Charter Team
News Analysis | 1/27/2014

Bloomberg reports that Comcast & Charter are close to deal to divvy up TWC's cable systems if Charter's takeover bid succeeds.

The Smell-o-Phone Is Here... Kinda
Slide Shows | 1/27/2014

A new scent app for the iPhone raises a lot of fresh, and maybe not-so-fresh, questions.

Comcast Gears Up for X2 Push
News Analysis | 1/27/2014

Largest US MSO plans to start major rollout of next-gen IP video platform in late February, after the Sochi Olympic Games close.

AT&T U-verse Suffers Nationwide Outage
News Analysis | 1/27/2014

Reports indicate that browsing is stalled and web pages won't load.

Is SoftBank Ready to Reunite With Legere?
DOS Attack | 1/27/2014

A SoftBank/T-Mobile deal would bring John Legere back in touch with SoftBank and another past acquaintance - himself.

Euronews: AT&T Nixes Vodafone Bid Plan
News Analysis | 1/27/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Liberty Global to buy Ziggo; Ericsson, Samsung agree patents peace deal; SFR, Bouygues close to network-sharing alliance.

Coffee, Tea, or Network Security?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/27/2014

A breakfast briefing during Mobile World Congress will focus on customer privacy concerns and network/data security.

ZTE Champions the Cloud, Analytics
News Analysis | 1/27/2014

Chinese vendor is looking to make an impact with its distributed mobile network and analytics capabilities.

LTE Device Numbers Double in 2013 – GSA
News Analysis | 1/27/2014

Suppliers association says that 304 4G products can also now operate on LTE TDD networks.

Cox Is Latest Cable Co. to Eye Small Cells
News Analysis | 1/24/2014

Cox is advertising for a sales manager to help it develop small cell opportunities with wireless carriers.

NetScout Ramps as 4G Takes Off
News Analysis | 1/24/2014

Network monitoring and analytics specialist ends 2013 with a blowout quarter that sends its stock rocketing.

Comcast Scores With 49ers
News Analysis | 1/24/2014

Comcast signs 10-year deal with San Francisco 49ers to wire the team's new football stadium for WiFi and Ethernet, hawk cable services, produce video programming, and more.

Samsung Gets Smartphone Shock: Only $31.3B in Q4
News Analysis | 1/24/2014

Despite the big profit it's still bringing in, Samsung's smartphone sales are slipping amidst competition from the iPhone and cheaper Androids.

Juniper CEO Preps New Roadmap
News Analysis | 1/24/2014

CEO has a new plan of action in mind, but in the meantime a strong fourth quarter gives Juniper some relief from activist investor pressure.

Euronews: Com Hem Edges Towards IPO
News Analysis | 1/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica refinances; KPN faces euro 30 million fine; Ziggo latest; BT invests in urban fiber.

Qualcomm Buys HP Mobile Patents
News Analysis | 1/23/2014

Qualcomm grabs Palm patents and more from HP for core mobile OS technologies.

Comcast Eyes Electrical Surge
News Analysis | 1/23/2014

The US MSO explores a possible partnership with NRG Energy to conduct a retail electricity trial in Pennsylvania.

Survey Says: Net Neutrality Debate Rages On
News Analysis | 1/23/2014

Light Reading's readers say the federal appeals' court decision striking down the FCC rules won't stop the ongoing controversy.

TWC Whips Out SIP Trunking
News Analysis | 1/23/2014

Second largest US MSO introduces SIP Trunk service in eastern regions as it steps up its pursuit of the commercial middle market.

Stoking 'Open' Minds
Rewired | 1/23/2014

Just what does 'open' mean in the telecom world? I asked six carriers.

NSN Braces for Tough Start to 2014
News Analysis | 1/23/2014

Now that it has consistent operating profitability, NSN is turning its attentions to boosting sales - but that's going to take time, says CEO.

Google Fiber Proceeds in Provo
News Analysis | 1/23/2014

Gigabit pioneer opens registration in second market while AT&T expands its 1-Gig plans in Austin.

Euronews: Nokia's Handsets Go Out With a Whimper
News Analysis | 1/23/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei struts its Euro stuff at Davos; UK mobile operators grumble about text-tapping; Telefonica tightens startup focus.

LT-Extreme: 4G Subs Use 10X More Data
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

It's clear why operators are planning small cells when, according to JDSU's Arieso group, LTE subscribers are racking up much more data usage than their 3G peers.

Cisco Makes European CCAP Score
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

Danish MSO Stofa becomes first cable operator in Europe to deploy Cisco's modular CCAP solution.

VMware to Buy AirWatch for $1.54B
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

VMware spends big on cash-rich AirWatch for mobile management smarts in a post-PC world.

Telco Big Data Market to Thrive
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

A Heavy Reading forecast suggests rich pickings for big data platform and analytics systems specialists targeting the communications sector.

NFV Takes Center Stage for TM Forum
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

Six of the 13 expected Catalyst projects at the TM Forum Live event are related to NFV in some way -- a major change from 2013.

T-Mobile: The Uncarrier for the Unbanked?
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

New Mobile Money service lets those that don't have a bank account pay bills with a T-Mobile-backed Visa card.

ThinkAnalytics Thinks Hollywood
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

Company adds movie trailer metadata from IVA to its TV search and recommendation engine.

Why Did Verizon Buy OnCue?
Column | 1/22/2014

That's the one thing that nobody has convincingly answered in the Verizon/Intel Media deal yet.

Analyze This
LRTV Documentaries | 1/22/2014

There's more data than ever that can be analyzed by the telcos, but that's easier said than done.

Euronews: BT CEO Calls for Clarity on Data Security
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange may be dunroamin; AlcaLu scores subsea deal; WDM-PON in Austria.

South Korea Proclaims $1.5B 5G Push
News Analysis | 1/22/2014

South Korea wants to be at the forefront of 5G developments and develop a larger and more influential network infrastructure sector.

FiOS Slows But Still Grows
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

Verizon's fiber-fed platform registers slower but steady growth in Q4, ending 2013 on a high note despite broadband price wars.

Cisco Small Cell Marketing Leader Leaves
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

Keith Day takes over as small cell and carrier WiFi marketing leader for Cisco as Jared Headley leaves after 5 months in the job.

Com Hem Rolls Out Netflix
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

Swedish cable operator becomes second major European MSO to launch Netflix on TiVo set-tops to video subscribers.

Verizon Snatches Intel Media Assets
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

In another video deal, Verizon buys Intel's OnCue cloud TV platform for an undisclosed sum, with plans to integrate it into both FiOS TV and mobile operations.

Analyst: Infinera Loses VZ Deal to AlcaLu
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

Last-minute pricing cut and CEO intervention has enabled Alcatel-Lucent to snatch long-haul WDM contract.

Verizon's 4G Strength Keeps It Above the Fray
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

Verizon's strength in LTE means it hasn't had to respond to competitive pricing pressures, but that advantage may be short lived.

CenturyLink Brings Savvis Into Brand Alignment
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

CenturyLink is putting a new label on its multiple cloud and managed service acquisitions, creating CenturyLink Technology Solutions.

Metro P-OTS 2.0 Has Arrived
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/21/2014

The numbers from the latest tracker report show that the next generation of metro packet-optical technology is here.

ONF Group to Explore SDN in LTE
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

Huawei's Dr. Serge Manning, appointed chair of the new Wireless and Mobile Working Group, focused on exploring how SDN can be used in mobile networks.

Euronews: BT, AlcaLu Claim Fiber Speed Record
News Analysis | 1/21/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe to fuel rise in network gear spend; ONO plans IPO; Numericable in the frame for SFR?

Qualcomm Funds WiFi Upstart Fon
News Analysis | 1/20/2014

WiFi-sharing specialist Fon Wireless closes a $14 million funding round led by Qualcomm Ventures.

Will 2014 Be G.hn's Year?
News Analysis | 1/20/2014

HomeGrid Forum chief predicts that the home networking standard will finally start taking off in 2014 despite obstacles.

Learning From Mistakes
Column | 1/20/2014

Although cable engineers may continue to increase the density of edge devices, is this really the right path to take?

ZTE Returns to the Black
News Analysis | 1/20/2014

Chinese vendor has clawed its way out of the red but its sales might still be under pressure.

SoftBank's Son Keeps Sprint on Short Leash
News Analysis | 1/20/2014

More layoffs may be imminent as the new top dog reorganizes the company to be more sales-focused and ditch its 'loser' mindset.

Subsea Surge: Telstra Upgrades 3 Routes
News Analysis | 1/20/2014

Telstra Global uses Infinera's DTN-X to upgrade three submarine cable routes, the latest move in a rising tide of subsea upgrades.

Euronews: DT, SoftBank Back in Sprint Merger Talks
News Analysis | 1/20/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobistar wants to get its hands on cable networks; Subex wins in North Africa, Middle East; Telefonica looks to cut Czech unit jobs.

SKT Preps Superfast LTE Demo for MWC
News Analysis | 1/20/2014

South Korean operator will show MWC attendees how it can enable 4G services with downlink speeds up to 450 Mbit/s using three-band carrier aggregation capabilities.

Obama Weighs In on NSA Data Collection
Jonestown | 1/17/2014

President wants to end NSA's bulk collection of phone records. Will that change the national security status quo?

SpiderCloud Eyes LTE Enterprise Small Cells in 2014
News Analysis | 1/17/2014

CMO says the boxes are in trials now and is expecting commercial deployments in Q2 or Q3.

Kissing Cousins: Broadband & Pay TV
News Analysis | 1/17/2014

New numbers from The Diffusion Group show that most US broadband users also subscribe to pay TV.

Defining SDN & NFV
Shades of Ray | 1/17/2014

I get the feeling we may need these references in 2014...

Building a Business Case for VoLTE
Column | 1/17/2014

The enterprise market provides operators with a launch pad for VoLTE services.

Euronews: EE's IPO Plan Put on Ice
News Analysis | 1/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Carlos Slim ups stake in Telekom Austria; Ofcom slammed for 2G fees; M2M action in UK; Huawei's soccer match-up.

China Mobile Gets the iPhone
News Analysis | 1/17/2014

But in 2014, the network matters more.

Bright House Starts All-Digital Push
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

Sixth biggest US MSO begins process of converting central Florida cable systems to all-digital transmission with HD DTAs from Cisco.

Huawei Aggressively Courts Rural US Telcos
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

Hiring rural telco veteran Bill Gerski to head its renewed efforts, the company is pushing its broadband technology and much more.

AT&T Joins NBC's Olympics Roster
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

Telco will provide a managed private network solution linking NBC production centers in Sochi and US.

TW Cable Strikes Back
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

Calling Charter's takeover offer "grossly inadequate," TW Cable launches offensive against fellow MSO and defends its operating track record and market value.

Riverbed Spurns Takeover Offer
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

Says activist investor's offer undervalues the company.

Ocean Networks Hits on Virgin Subsea Route
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

Ocean Networks has named a vendor and raised some funding for its submarine cable link between Hawaii and Ecuador.

Euronews: Vodafone Makes a Stand on Privacy
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Fewer French job cuts by AlcaLu; TeliaSonera profits hit by one-off costs; Zuckerberg heads to MWC.

AsiaInfo-Linkage Goes Private
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

With its takeover by private equity investors complete, the SPIT firm is delisting from Nasdaq and continuing its expansion as a private company.

Moody's Warns on Asia Telco Debt
News Analysis | 1/16/2014

A downturn could leave a lot of operators in Asia-Pacific in trouble, warns ratings agency.

Report: Ericsson CEO on Shortlist for Microsoft Top Job
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

Ericsson's Hans Vestberg is said to be on the shrinking shortlist for the role of Microsoft CEO.

FCC Approves White Spaces Radio
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

After many trials, Carlson Wireless can now bring its TV White Spaces radio product to market.

5 Smart Home Startups to Watch
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

Is every dream home a startup? Not yet, but Google charging into the smart sensor market should spark more interest in this sector. Here are some names to watch.

Sprint Taps NQ Mobile for Android ID Refresh
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

Through a partnership with NQ Mobile, Sprint ID will morph into Sprint Live with more interactivity coming to Android homescreens.

Cable Walks Line on Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

Despite opposition to FCC's Net Neutrality rules, cable interests refrain from gloating over court decision and re-affirm commitment to Open Internet principles.

Alcatel-Lucent to Transfer 4G Engineers
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

Company forges partnership with engineering firm and will transfer 4G LTE R&D staff in France.

Euronews: Tieto Buys Siemens IMS Assets
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu's 4G bods on the move; "private" smartphone announced; UK banks back Zapp.

Huawei's Operating Profit Soars
News Analysis | 1/15/2014

Chinese vendor unveils preliminary 2013 financials that include a massive leap in operating profits.

Charter Goes Over TWC's Head
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

Calling TW Cable "a turnaround project," Charter executives rip apart TWC's operating strategy and lay out a case for the takeover bid to Wall Street and shareholders.

A10 Enters DDOS Protection Market
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

Leveraging its ADC skills, the vendor plans to sell network and application protection to enterprises and service providers.

Aereo CEO Trashes Pay-TV Model
Alantown | 1/14/2014

With his company's case now headed to the US Supreme Court, Aereo CEO Chet Kanojia argues that retransmission consent has nothing to do with it.

Net Neutrality Fight Not Over
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

A federal appeals court has upheld the FCC's right to regulate the Internet but struck down the current Net Neutrality rules, so the battle could rage on.

AT&T Offers a Square mCommerce Competitor
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

New mobile payments services include a mobile credit-card reader and a tablet-based point-of-sale.

Cisco Exec: Thinner Pay-TV STBs Coming
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

Nick Thexton sees more pay-TV providers deploying thinner IP client devices in homes as the IP video transition picks up steam.

Riverbed Under Pressure to Sell
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

Application delivery control vendor Riverbed is coming under intense investor pressure to accept a takeover bid.

Investor to Juniper: 'You Suck'
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

Frustrated investor slams Juniper's track record and suggests remedies that involve cost-cutting and a slimmer product portfolio.

Euronews: EC Probes Pay-TV Deals
News Analysis | 1/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: LTE-Advanced in Angola; Transmode slips in Q4; Euro launch for Google's Moto X.

Charter's $61.3B Bid for TWC Rebuffed Again
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

Charter makes long-anticipated, unsolicited offer for TW Cable after making repeated overtures and failing to strike deal in December talks.

Google to Buy Nest for $3.2B
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

Google raises the stakes on the home automation and monitoring market with its huge cash buy of startup Nest.

Brocade Poaches Key SDN Exec From Juniper
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

Brocade hires another high-profile technologist, former Juniper exec Benson Schliesser, in its ongoing campaign to conquer the datacenter SDN market.

CES 2014: The Internet of (Fat) Things?
Jonestown | 1/13/2014

Mulling what ever-more extensive fitness monitoring and labor-saving devices might mean in the future.

AT&T's VoLTE Phones Start Trickling Out
Que Sera Sarah | 1/13/2014

LTE carrier has announced its first VoLTE phone, the Padfone X, and is reportedly testing the 4G voice service on Samsung devices.

100G Revenue Drives 400G Investment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/13/2014

With revenue increasing for 100G optical modules and components, companies are starting to ramp investment in 400G.

Rogers Preps Online Streaming Service
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

Big Canadian MSO is reportedly spending $100 million to roll out Hulu-like OTT service that would compete with Netflix.

AT&T: Multimode Small Cells by Early 2015
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

AT&T's Kris Rinne now expects to see small cells that support LTE, 3G, and WiFi by late 2014 or early 2015.

Money Man Takes Charge at Openreach
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

BT appoints external candidate from the finance industry to take the helm at its access networks division.

Playing Catchup With CES
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

Some key TV/video developments from this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

AT&T Brings Beats Music to Families
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

Carrier to offer unlimited music downloads for up to five family members across 10 devices in new subscription service.

Euronews: Is Alcatel-Lucent's Enterprise Unit Sale Back On?
News Analysis | 1/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR upgrades with AlcaLu; more Huawei-related security rumblings in the UK; Vodafone's FTSE boost.

China's Credit Line Blowback
Shades of Ray | 1/13/2014

Vendor financing is causing ructions in Africa.

Small Cells: A Power Play
Shades of Ray | 1/10/2014

Providing power and backhaul to mobile small cells is a major challenge for R&D teams in 2014.

SDN's Internal Battle
Shades of Ray | 1/10/2014

It's not just customers that need to accept vendors' software-defined networking (SDN) strategies.

MEF: CE 2.0 Certification Pipeline Filling Up
News Analysis | 1/10/2014

The Metro Ethernet Forum says the gradual pace of Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certifications will quicken, with 10-12 carriers currently engaged in testing.

Verizon Scores Oracle Cloud Breakthrough
News Analysis | 1/10/2014

Deal to move major Oracle Database and middleware apps to Verizon cloud could be a sign of bigger things to come.

Rovi Roams to More Devices
News Analysis | 1/10/2014

TV program guide specialist introduces new guides for DTAs and remote access for tablets, connected TVs, and smartphones.

Euronews: O2 UK Shuts Its Mobile Wallet
News Analysis | 1/10/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: 4G's flying in France; Telkom wields the jobs axe; smartphones, tablets boost online shopping.

Pace Boasts Stronger Than Expected Gains
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

World's leading set-top maker says it will exceed its financial guidance for final 2013 results.

AT&T Toll-Free Data: Innovation or Rip-Off?
Que Sera Sarah | 1/9/2014

AT&T's new toll-free data option is drawing criticism for double-dipping and playing favorites, but it could be one of its most pro-consumer innovations yet.

Finisar Buys Its 100G Buddy
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

Cash deal for German partner comes as 2014 looks hot for 100G and datacenter connectivity.

Aereo Plans Faster Growth Amid Legal Drama
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

Despite its continuing legal brouhaha with broadcasters, Aereo raises another $34 million, sets sights on more markets, and takes aim at big-screen TVs.

China Mobile, ZTE Kick Off VoLTE Rollout
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

LTE TDD operator successfully trials video over LTE and launches VoLTE with ZTE's eSRVCC and IMS platforms for handoff between 4G and 2G.

T-Mobile to Pick Up 'Evil' Family Fees
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

T-Mobile promises to pay early termination fees, and offer trade-in cash, to get families to switch from its US carrier rivals.

Euronews: Orange Goes Gaming
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Belgian government nominates new Belgacom CEO; Channel Tunnel gets connected; Pace sets the, er, pace.

Verizon Rewards Innovation: The Envelope, Please
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

Verizon shows importance of application innovation with its Powerful Answers awards.

SDN's Northbound Ascent
News Analysis | 1/9/2014

The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) says its working group on "Northbound APIs" is making real headway.

T-Mobile CTO: On the Road to Low-Band
News Analysis | 1/8/2014

Dallas, Houston, Miami, Philadelphia, and parts of DC could be first to get T-Mobile's 700MHz LTE network, its CTO tells Light Reading.

Alticast Primps for Vegas Spotlight
News Analysis | 1/8/2014

Korean video equipment vendor unveils RDK/HDMI streaming stick, new program guide, cloud DVR solution, and multi-tuner gateway.

CES 2014: Do Robots Dream of Electric Scooters?
Slide Shows | 1/8/2014

Robots, bigger tablets, Segways, and wearable smart watches are all hot at this year's CES in Las Vegas.

Gentlemen, Start Your 4K Engines
Alantown | 1/8/2014

Comcast, DirecTV, Netflix, Amazon, & M-Go all notch deals with Samsung to deliver UltraHD video to viewers.

Moving & Shaking Ain't What It Used to Be
Rewired | 1/8/2014

Today's carriers want to keep their progress under wraps -- NFV and virtualization in general are the exception to that rule.

Apigee Acquisition Brings Analytics to APIs
News Analysis | 1/8/2014

The API management giant is acquiring InsightsOne to go deeper into the network and add predictive intelligence to APIs.

Euronews: Germany Takes Stand on Snoops
News Analysis | 1/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: TDF goes 100G with Ciena in France; Telenor appoints new India boss; Brits fiddle in front of the box.

Sprint Launches No-Sharing 'Framily' Plans
News Analysis | 1/7/2014

New plans let up to 10 people share a service plan with bulk discounts, with each member getting an individual bill and data plan.

NBC Jumps on Cisco's Cloud
News Analysis | 1/7/2014

Looking towards next month's Winter Olympic Games, NBC signs up as the first customer for Cisco's new cloud-based version of Videoscape platform.

Verizon Eyes Independent, Converged Future
News Analysis | 1/7/2014

Once the buyout of Verizon Wireless from Vodafone is complete, Verizon has a lot more converged services in store.

AT&T Developers Summit: More Than Apps
Slide Shows | 1/7/2014

It's not just for nerds anymore.

AT&T Ups the Stakes in Connected Cars
News Analysis | 1/7/2014

Carrier's new Drive platform and studio signal its determination to dominate the in-car wireless ecosystem.

AT&T Says Aloha to More AWS Spectrum
News Analysis | 1/7/2014

Carrier acquires 49 AWS spectrum licenses from Aloha Partners to expand its LTE coverage.

Euronews: EE Hits 2M Mark With 4G
News Analysis | 1/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Altice plans IPO; Liberty Global closing in on Ziggo; BICS goes LTE roaming.

AT&T Hears Call of VoLTE in 2014
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

AT&T execs are getting ready for 4G voice over LTE in 2014, and they expect initial markets to be announced early this year.

'China Hockey Stick' to Sweep Through Optical
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

China Mobile's ongoing 100G deployment is set to boost the financial health of several optical firms.

T-Mobile: Channel-51 Interference a Non-Issue
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

Carrier execs say half the population it will cover with Verizon's low-band spectrum is outside the range of channel 51 interference.

Ikanos Unveils New Gateway Chipsets
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

Silicon vendor doubles down with more powerful dual-core chips for xDSL, cable, and LTE gateways.

GreenWave Crashes Smart Homes
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

California startup stakes claim to growing home technology market with utility, retail, and service provider wins.

T-Mobile Spends $2.4B on Verizon Spectrum
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

The 'uncarrier' will use the spectrum to improve its indoor and rural coverage and bolster its position in the low-band spectrum.

China Mobile Drawn Into TV Dispute
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

China Mobile has been dragged into the the ongoing fracas over TV licenses in Hong Kong.

How Heavy Reading Called Small Cells Right
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/6/2014

Think we'd be seduced by the small cells hype? Get outta here!

ActiveVideo Unveils Ad Distribution System
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

Cloud TV platform specialist has developed a multi-platform advertising distribution system called AdCast.

Euronews: Orange Buys Security Specialist
News Analysis | 1/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei wins in the Netherlands; Google buys Bitspin; Telefonica denies Brazil deal.

Huawei Is Striking the Right Notes
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/3/2014

Huawei's commitment to API exposure, policy management/analytics, and big data show that it's in tune with network operators' needs today.

Is 2014 the Year of Carrier Ethernet 2.0?
DOS Attack | 1/3/2014

Once called "the new Ethernet," Carrier Ethernet 2.0 still hasn't been widely adopted.

Huawei Pressures Its 400G Router Rivals
News Analysis | 1/3/2014

Chinese vendor claims more than 50 telcos deployed its latest core router in the second half of 2013.

Sprint Starts Big Enterprise Push With WiFi
News Analysis | 1/3/2014

Ruckus Wireless execs say Sprint's commercial WiFi service offering is just the start of grander plans in the enterprise.

Polaroid TV Ships With Roku Stick
News Analysis | 1/3/2014

New TV set that will debut at CES comes with integrated OTT video capabilities.

Euronews: KPN Takes Control of FTTH Venture
News Analysis | 1/3/2014

Also in today's regional news roundup: Mobile tower integration in Spain; M&A talk swirls around Vodafone; Vdio hits stop button; and more.

ZTE Reorgs for Mobile Device Domination
News Analysis | 1/2/2014

Chinese mobile vendor shuffles management to focus on operators, mobile devices, and the enterprise.

NFV to Trigger Cisco Buying Binge?
Rewired | 1/2/2014

MKM report predicts Cisco and Juniper may acquire optical networking companies Infinera and/or Ciena to prepare for virtualization.

ABC Makes TV Less Free
News Analysis | 1/2/2014

Now only authenticated subscribers and others prepared to pay get access to ABC content during the first week after a show's initial broadcast.

Euronews: More 4G Auctions in Europe
News Analysis | 1/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN develops RCS-based service; security breaches still high on the communications sector agenda.

MSOs Eye Ads for Multiscreen
Alantown | 1/2/2014

Cable operators and other service providers are increasingly looking to monetize their new multiscreen video services through targeted ads. Will it work?

Top Trivia You Didn't Know About Alexander Graham Bell
Slide Shows | 1/1/2014

Alexander Graham Bell was one amazing guy. Without him, telecom wouldn't exist -- but Bell did a lot more in his life than simply invent the telephone.

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