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Cricket's First LTE Market Coming Soon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/31/2011

Cricket Communications says it is on track with its LTE deployment plans and will cover 25 million POPs by the end of 2012

TW Cable Puts Android in the Picture
The Bauminator | 10/31/2011

5:10 PM But the latest tablet play won't stream live TV channels until after the MSO chomps on Google's Ice Cream Sandwich in early 2012

Sprint's Bob Azzi Talks LTE-Advanced
LRTV Interviews | 10/31/2011

Sprint's Bob Azzi says the operator's plans for LTE-Advanced in 2013 center on increased speeds and a better overall experience for consumers

Kudelski Sets 9% Layoff
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/31/2011

Swiss video security specialist will reduce its workforce by 270 as it looks to trim costs by $103M and tighten focus on Web TV tech

India Targets Its Data Bottleneck
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/31/2011

India presents a wide range of opportunities to telecom service providers and their technology suppliers

HTC Shuns Cheap Phones
Que Sera Sarah | 10/31/2011

12:35 PM -- Coming off a quarter with 93% growth in smartphones, HTC says it doesn't plan to aggressively target the lowest end of the market too

AT&T Readies Its First LTE Phones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/31/2011

HTC Vivid and Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket will be available on Nov. 6, at which time the carrier will have LTE live in nine cities

Ciena Goes Terabit
Craig's A-List | 10/31/2011

11:00 AM Running 1Tbit/s isn't pretty yet, and that's part of the fun

Moto Mobility Braces for Layoffs
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/31/2011

Also: YouTube is going pro; new Google TV hardware is coming in 2012; Internap connects with Concurrent; Coinstar raises Redbox rates

Steely Neelie Cracks Spectrum Whip
Wireless Bits | 10/31/2011

8:30 AM European Commission's new spectrum policy is closer to reality

MobiTV Offers TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/31/2011

MobiTV President Paul Scanlon believes its experience with live TV and major mobile operators will give it an edge in the pay-TV world

Honorable Mentions: Oct. 31
Matt's Mentions | 10/31/2011

This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Euronews: BT Speeds Up FTTX Rollout
News Analysis | 10/31/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: BT feels bullish about its fiber access rollout, while billionaire reportedly making a move on Irish incumbent

Google TV's Refresh
The Bauminator | 10/28/2011

3:30 PM Is it too late for Google to right the wrongs that graced its first integrated TV play?

Five TelcoTV Takeaways
Rewired | 10/28/2011

2:45 PM OTT, sports programming, and multi-screen all were hot topics at this year's event

Ericsson Builds Efficiencies for LTE
LRTV Interviews | 10/28/2011

Ericsson's global CMO outlines the infrastructure vendor's biggest priorities today: mobile broadband, OSS/BSS, managed services and -- of course -- making money

OS Watch: Samsung Scores on Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/28/2011

Also: Android takes a beating as Sprint claims it's too chatty, Nokia says it's too fragmented, and its update process leaves handsets behind

FCC Greenlights USF Reform
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/28/2011

Also: MobiTV serves up TV Everywhere platform; Harmonic beats the street; Verizon tops ISP survey; Netflix gets another beatdown

Cablevision Profits, Video Subs Shrink in Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/28/2011

But revenues rise 8% thanks in part to the MSO's recent acquisition of Bresnan Communications

Clearwire & Sprint to Extend Wholesale Deal?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/28/2011

Now that the pair have buried the 4G hatchet, the partners are reportedly ready to extend their wholesale deal for up to five years

Operators Cheer Rise of Mobile Social Networks in LatAm
Research Rewind | 10/28/2011

This week: Mobile social networks in Latin America; LTE baseband, RF and application processors; Huawei on network traffic; Google Wallet

Euronews: Ericsson Appoints New EVP
News Analysis | 10/28/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Change at top for Swedish vendor; Q3 gloom for Belgacom; Facebook points its sledge toward Lapland

Moto Ships 4.8M Smartphones Amid Q3 Losses
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/27/2011

Moto's smartphone shipments were up slightly since last year as the company awaits approval for its merger with Google

Thailand's Floods Will Affect Optical Sales
News Analysis | 10/27/2011

Flooding at Fabrinet is going to cause problems for the optical components companies that rely on its manufacturing services

Jeff Baumgarter: TelcoTV 2011
LRTV Soundbites | 10/27/2011

Sprint's Move to Advance Its Network Vision
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/27/2011

LTE-Advanced deployment now should cut down on future truck rolls and will offer users 12Mbit/s to 15Mbit/s downloads to compatible tablets in 2013

Wave Goodbye to Free Wi-Fi
Que Sera Sarah | 10/27/2011

2:40 PM Wireless operators charging for Wi-Fi and counting usage against data caps could be inevitable, says one offload vendor

TW Cable Navigates TV in the Cloud
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2011

The MSO is deploying a fancier, cloud-based navigation system that taps into a set-top's IP Docsis connection

DirecTV Pipes Live TV to iPads
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2011

Also: Virgin touts TiVo; Verivue scores at UPC; Arris CMTS/edge QAM router enters MSO lab; BigBand plays up targeted IPTV ads

Small Cells Take a Big Step Forward
Que Sera Sarah | 10/27/2011

All the wireless operators are hip to the HetNet as they plan LTE deployments that include small cells and require more spectrum

TW Cable Sheds Video and Voice Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2011

MSO also misses the mark on revenues and earnings while business services remain a bright spot

Euronews: Sony Buys Ericsson Out of Handsets
News Analysis | 10/27/2011

In today's roundup: Sony Ericsson loses the 'Ericsson'; France Telecom's revenues slip; Nokia shares rise in wake of awesome!!! launch

4G World 2011: Scenes from the Show Floor
Slide Shows | 10/27/2011

Picture this: LTE, small cells and wall-to-wall backhaul

Jeff Baumgarter: SCTE 2011
LRTV Soundbites | 10/27/2011

Ericsson: Coming Up for AIR in 2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2011

Ericsson expects its new shrunken network radios to be deployed by operators in Europe in Q1 and arrive stateside by Q3 next year

BelAir Racks Up Cable Wins
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2011

BelAir bolsters its standing with MSOs in the Wi-Fi space with gear in place at Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Cablevision

Verizon's Over-the-Top Home Control
News Analysis | 10/26/2011

Telco intends to sell its new 'broadband-agnostic' home-monitoring service outside of its DSL and fiber footprint starting in 2012

MetroPCS Preps to Bring LTE for All
LRTV Interviews | 10/26/2011

MetroPCS is beefing up its backhaul, actively seeking spectrum and looking for lower-cost Android smartphones as it prepares to complete its LTE deployment by mid-2012

TelcoTV 2011: Photos From New Orleans
Slide Shows | 10/26/2011

Here are a few pics from the TelcoTV 10-year anniversary mixer and the Monday afternoon keynote presentations

Sprint & Clearwire Bury LTE Hatchet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2011

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse says that the carrier is working towards a commercial LTE agreement with Clearwire

ESPN: No Regrets About 3DTV Tilt
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2011

ESPN thinks it made the right call when it was among the first networks to make an aggressive push into the world of 3DTV

Calix's Carl Russo: Focus on the Customer
News Analysis | 10/26/2011

Providing many, billable, IP-based services could help service providers reclaim some value in consumers' lives, says Calix CEO Carl Russo

Verizon's Eric Bruno: The Borderless Lifestyle
LRTV Documentaries | 10/26/2011

Eric Bruno describes how Verizon is endeavoring to make everything its customers want or need to do easier and more convenient, thanks to Internet-connected devices

Netflix Is Still the Video-Streaming King
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/26/2011

Also: Apple TV rumors swirl; AT&T's wireless receiver has a price; Cablevision adds click-to-call; Fox extends its TV pay-wall

Hope for Nokia's Next Billion
Que Sera Sarah | 10/26/2011

Alongside its Windows Phone smartphones, Nokia unveiled a line of mid-tier handsets aimed at the Internet's next billion consumers

Nokia Ships First Windows Phone to Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/26/2011

The Lumia 800 Windows Phone-based smartphone shines on Europe next month. Did we mention it 'looks awesome'?

Euronews: Nokia Unveils Windows Phones
News Analysis | 10/26/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Nokia World sees the debut of the vendor's make-or-break smartphones, while there's anti-trust trouble in Iberia

AT&T's Weber: Don't Overlook the Video Basics
News Analysis | 10/25/2011

TV Everywhere and video apps are fun and sexy, but they won't amount to a hill of beans if they aren't backed up by a strong core video service

Nokia Has to Rock Its World
Wireless Bits | 10/25/2011

6:20 PM Whatever it does tomorrow at Nokia World, it just has to be good

EchoStar Sets Sights on a Network DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/25/2011

Tech company will follow Cablevision's lead with an nDVR that will be delivered to its first service provider customer by year's end

Sprint's LTE Advance Is a Move to Keep Up
Jonestown | 10/25/2011

3:30 PM Sprint's LTE-Advanced plans may just be running to catch up with rivals

Big Plans for Global Broadband
EuroBlog | 10/25/2011

2:00 PM UN Commission sets broadband targets for the world

Ethernet Expo Americas Preview
LRTV Soundbites | 10/25/2011

We are on track for a record number service provider, cloud provider,and enterprise speakers participating in this year's Expo.

MetroPCS LTE Revamp Set for 2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/25/2011

Regional LTE provider says handset prices will drop in mid-2012 as it looks to complete its 4G rollout and tout its new network

Tellabs Slowdown Surprises Street
News Analysis | 10/25/2011

North American capex hits the brakes and Tellabs tries to steer out of a skid with a Q3 net loss and reduced guidance for Q4

Sprint Plans LTE-Advanced Launch in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/25/2011

Tablets are likely to be the first in line to get the multi-antenna technology that will give Sprint improved LTE speeds

China Mobile's 10M iPhones
AsiaBlog | 10/25/2011

10:10 AM Operator says again that Apple promises a TD-LTE iPhone

AT&T U-Verse Boxes Go Wireless
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/25/2011

Also: Vendors pitch pre-packaged TV Everywhere platform; Netflix chief justifies Qwikster concept; HBO's got issues with Apple TV

Minerva Extends IPTV Reach
News Analysis | 10/25/2011

Middleware enhancements let IPTV providers deliver OTT video to homes over bandwidth of 4 Mbit/s

Euronews: KPN's Slide Continues
News Analysis | 10/25/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Dutch incumbent has the Q3 blues; Deutsche Telekom applies itself to apps; Italtel gets all energy-efficient

AlcaLu Tackles Video Calling on LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/25/2011

With help from IMS, AlcaLu wants to give operators a way to rival services like FaceTime and really show off LTE's potential

Calient Gets Data-Center Fever
News Analysis | 10/25/2011

The company's all-optical switch gets a long-needed revamp in order to go after data-center markets. Oh, and it raised $19.4M more

Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Product (Mobile)
Jonestown | 10/24/2011

6:05 PM Here's a look at who made it onto the short list and why

Netflix Loses 810,000 Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2011

Netflix stock falls more than 21% after the company whiffs on its streaming and DVD subscriber forecast

LTE's Immaturity in the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/24/2011

It's early days for next-gen mobile broadband in the US and not all LTE networks are equal

Jobs Bio Confirms Apple Television Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2011

Apple iTV predictions; Irdeto buys piracy cop; Canoe study touts ITV ad efficiency; WICT Rocky Mountain sets 'Tech it Out' lineup

Cable Co-Op Boots Up TV Everywhere Project
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2011

The NCTC has spawned an initiative that aims to create a centralized authentication system for hundreds of Tier 3 pay-TV operators

Honorable Mentions: Oct. 24
Matt's Mentions | 10/24/2011

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

4G World 2011: Who Can Match Verizon's LTE Footprint?
Jonestown | 10/24/2011

7:30 AM 4G World again? Then it's time to take the pulse of LTE in the US, and Verizon appears to have the edge right now

Startup Finds a Business in OpenFlow
News Analysis | 10/24/2011

xFlow is taking advantage of the OpenFlow buzz, getting itself hired as an engineering partner to some notable chip companies

Euronews: Nokia Windows Phone Details Leaked
News Analysis | 10/24/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Pre-Nokia World snippets emerge of Nokia's make-or-break new range, while Netflix heads to Europe in 2012

VoIP's Not the Devil, Says O2 UK Chief
News Analysis | 10/24/2011

Ronan Dunne, head of Telefonica Europe's UK operation, says old telco mentalities are being edged out at O2

Is Cable T-Mobile's Fallback Plan?
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2011

Forget Plan B. A spectrum connection with Comcast and Time Warner Cable may become T-Mobile's new Plan A

Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Service or App (Mobile)
Que Sera Sarah | 10/23/2011

8:00 AM Here's our rationale behind the finalists for the best new mobile service or application

Nokia's Bright Spot
AsiaBlog | 10/21/2011

12:50 PM Nokia CEO is happy with progress in India

Cable Porn Hacker Pleads Guilty
The Bauminator | 10/21/2011

12:30 PM Former Cox employee serving as a 'liaison' to Comcast admits to performing Super Bowl Interruptus in 2009, and gets a wrist slap

Verizon Sells 1.4M LTE Devices in Q3
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2011

The operator says this whole 4G thing is working out

OS Watch: Samsung Outsmarts Apple
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2011

Also: Apple still dominates tablets, Android conspiracy theories arise, Nexus Prime takes on Moto RAZ, and RIM's BBX name's in danger

UltraViolet Reviewers Sing the Blues
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/21/2011

Also: Charter knows broadband ads; Cogeco ripped for wideband fee; ACA frets about IP closed captioning rules; SCTE sets 'IP Challenge' field

TelcoTV: 10 Years of Pursuing Video Profits
News Analysis | 10/21/2011

Finding the profits in video remains a challenge, and this year's TelcoTV event offers strategies for OTT and multi-screen success

Leading Lights 2011 Update
News Analysis | 10/21/2011

Our finalists, our thinking behind each short list in each category, and details about the big gala dinner where we'll be handing out trophies

M2M Applications Gain Traction
Research Rewind | 10/21/2011

This week: M2M, DPI, OTT, mobile broadband in Turkey, Netflix pushback in Argentina

Euronews: France Telecom Enters Congo
News Analysis | 10/21/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: France Telecom buys Congolese operator; Iliad founder eyes Orange's Swiss arm; mobiles in the clear on cancer

Calix's Woes Will Continue Into Q4
News Analysis | 10/20/2011

Delays in broadband stimulus winnings could drag on and on ... and on ...

BNI Video Seeks Scale With Cisco
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/20/2011

MSOs will be more willing to make sizable commitments to BNI Video's product line once it's in the hands of a major cable vendor

Life Is Better on OTT for France Telecom
LRTV Interviews | 10/20/2011

France Telecom's innovation arm, Orange Vallée, is hoping to convince operators to become OTT providers rather than compete against them, starting with their voice mail

AT&T Predicts 'Blockbuster' Wireless Q4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2011

Mobile boss Ralph de la Vega predicts iPhone growth and a tablet revolution, but could the low-end market be his secret weapon?

Is an IPO Next for NSN?
EuroBlog | 10/20/2011

12:15 PM Hints of independence for joint venture

Nokia Has No Window for Microsoft Tablets Yet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2011

The Finnish company is preparing a modest rollout of Windows-based devices, but won’t commit to tablets based on Microsoft’s OS just yet

M&A Props Up NSN's Q3 Growth
News Analysis | 10/20/2011

Nokia Siemens maintains growth trend in Q3, though most of that is coming from its newly acquired assets

Cisco to Buy BNI Video for $99M
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/20/2011

BNI's TV Everywhere video backoffice would help Cisco shore up Videoscape and challenge incumbents SeaChange and Ericsson

How Far Will Netflix Fall?
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/20/2011

Also: Netflix bites on Honeycomb; CableLabs stokes MSO advanced ad plans; Roku adds more live TV to streaming platform, RadixTV goes OTT

The Software Revolution Is Coming
News Analysis | 10/20/2011

OpenFlow is just the start. What networking really needs is to become more like computer science, researchers argue at a Stanford get-together

AT&T Profit Falls in Q3, Passes 100M Wireless Subs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2011

AT&T may have activated 2.7M iPhones during the quarter but Android also represents almost half of smartphone sales

Ericsson Sets the Pace in Q3
News Analysis | 10/20/2011

Ericsson's latest financials suggest it has the right mix of products and services for the global market

Euronews: Ericsson, Nokia Shine Brighter in Q3
News Analysis | 10/20/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson goes great guns in Q3; Nokia provides positive surprise; ARM unveils super-efficient chip

The State of Docsis 3.0
The Bauminator | 10/19/2011

3:05 PM US cable's government handout-free wideband rollout is on pace to reach 77% of the nation's homes by year's end

Vodafone Ditches 360
Wireless Bits | 10/19/2011

2:35 PM UK operator comes down from the mobile cloud, for now

Tekelec on a Tear
News Analysis | 10/19/2011

Stock jumps 14% on Q3 guidance and news that a major order for its newish Diameter router has come in

C Spire Beats T-Mobile to the iPhone 4S
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/19/2011

Regional CDMA operator and AT&T merger opponent announces it will carry the iPhone 4S before T-Mobile even gets a crack at it

Vendors' Q3/Q4 Earnings Could Suffer
News Analysis | 10/19/2011

Juniper might not be the only company seeing carrier spending stall. Analysts think it's going to be tough all over

Rostelecom's 100G Hedge
EuroBlog | 10/19/2011

11:45 AM Russian carrier checks out two 100G options

Hyperoptic Lights Up 1-Gig in London
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/19/2011

Also: WOW IDs its Docsis 3.0 tiers; Verizon bundles FiOS apps; MaxLinear tunes up Arris's D3 CPE; smart TVs surging

Euronews: AlcaLu Confirms $1.5B Asset Sale
News Analysis | 10/19/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu loses one spare limb, Nordic pair air their Q3s, and it's chocks away for Belgium's LTE auction

AlcaLu's Spare Limb
EuroBlog | 10/19/2011

6:20 AM Alcatel-Lucent is hanging on to the enterprise business it wanted to sell

Brussels Sprouts LTE Auction Plans
Wireless Bits | 10/19/2011

6:10 AM Five companies prepare for Belgium's auction of FDD and TDD LTE spectrum

Clearleap, IBBS Take MSOs to the IP Video Bridge
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/19/2011

IBBS to resell Clearleap's Stream On Demand platform, which pipes VoD to hybrid set-tops, Roku boxes and LG connected TVs over IP

Scoop! It's the Ice Cream Sandwich
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/19/2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the curtain-raiser device for Google's latest version of its Android smartphone operating system

Juniper's Getting Stalled on Revenues
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Some service providers are ordering gear now but asking that it not be delivered until Q1, making Juniper's Q4 look drained

Apple Preps for a Holiday iPhone Revival
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Rampant iPhone 5 rumors stymied iPhone 4S sales in Q4, but Apple's not exactly worried

Cisco, Verizon Retrofit Staples Center
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Cisco, Verizon add HD screens, programmable concession displays, luxury suites with customizable camera angles to 13-year-old venue

Moto Needs the RAZR to Burn
Jonestown | 10/18/2011

6:05 PM Could the revamped RAZR be the Android flagship to take on the Apple iPhone 4S?

Photos: Moto Gets Skinny With 4G RAZR
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Moto claims 4G RAZR speeds burn the iPhone 4S, while the MotoACTV wristphone is intended to help burn off calories

Apple Posts $6.62B Q4 Profit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Apple's Q4 revenue was less than analysts expected as consumers continued to buy iPads but waited on the iPhone 4S

Juniper Makes Its Q3 Numbers
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Q3 earnings were just as downcast as expected, which is a good thing

RIM Jams Android-Friendly Features Into BBX
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2011

The BlackBerry maker talks software as it revamps its developer community, launches an Android-friendly OS update and builds an enterprise app store

Meet Huawei's New Cable Guy
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/18/2011

The Chinese equipment maker has tapped former BendBroadband CTO Frank Miller to head its cable product strategy

Ixia Puts Wi-Fi Offload to the Test
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

New test technology lets operators determine end-to-end performance of their mobile networks and meet stringent app-based SLAs

Skype Founders to Target Netflix, LoveFilm
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Also: Hulu may retry an IPO; Canoe launches ITV brand; Cox taps strategy chief; U-verse goes social; cable still thinks AllVid is all wet

Qualcomm Invests in Small-Cell Backhaul Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Millimeter-wave backhaul specialist Siklu raises $19M, adds Qualcomm as an investor and looks to small-cell backhaul for LTE

Cisco Fires Back at QFabric
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

In the data-center fabric wars, the heavy artillery keeps coming out

Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Service or Application (Cable)
The Bauminator | 10/18/2011

7:40 AM Here's a glance at who made it onto the shortlist, and why

NSN Gives Facebook a New Status
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Vendor's app turns Facebook into a customer self-care portal, but could that be too risky for service providers?

Nortel Patent Sale Under Scrutiny
Wireless Bits | 10/18/2011

7:10 AM The US Department of Justice is reportedly still reviewing Nortel's $4.5B patents sale

Leading Lights Finalists: Best Product (Telecom)
Craig's A-List | 10/18/2011

7:00 AM Our pick of the litter: products that tap some big telecom themes and open up some intriguing possibilities

Euronews: NSN Likes Facebook
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: NSN develops a Facebook app that might actually be useful, while Orascom eyes up France Telecom's Euro assets

Cisco Will Support OpenFlow
News Analysis | 10/18/2011

Sometimes thought of as a Cisco-killer, the protocol is about to become a Cisco feature

Why Adtran's Earnings Were in Line
News Analysis | 10/17/2011

Products and customers are nice, but Adtran has been getting help from another source

Ethernet Executive Council Q&A: Tinet & Neutral Tandem
Ethernet Executive Council | 10/17/2011

3:15 PM Senior experts from Neutral Tandem provide an update on the EtherCloud service and more

Photos: Qualcomm’s the Big Winner in iPhone 4S
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2011

A TechInsights teardown pegs Qualcomm and Broadcom as the iPhone 4S winners, and legal battles didn't keep Samsung out either

Verizon's 4G Drive Time
LRTV Interviews | 10/17/2011

Verizon now has a fleet of 100 vehicles kitted out to test its LTE network and other 4G services offered by major carriers in the US

Wailing the Wireless Broadband Blues
Rewired | 10/17/2011

12:00 PM Clearwire's WiMax service can't survive a two-block move -- how reliable can it be?

Verizon Suffers an LTE Outage?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2011

Reports suggest Verizon Wireless had an LTE service disruption on Sunday, but the operator has yet to confirm any problems

NSN Makes Optical Advances
News Analysis | 10/17/2011

Behind the ownership and funding headlines, NSN is plugging away at its optical strategy

HR Survey: OTT Experience Could Drive ISP Choice
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/17/2011

Annual survey of consumers finds more watch high-quality online video – and if it doesn't work, they're likely to blame their ISP

Verizon Ordered to Pay ActiveVideo $24.1M More
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/17/2011

Also: Hulu mulls its next move; Casa notches China CMTS expansion deal; WoW eyes wideband tiers; Ultra HDTV advances

Apple Sells 4M iPhones in First Weekend
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2011

Apple says it sold 4M 4S iPhones in the first weekend, as Samsung tries to take its legal battle with the vendor further around the globe

Honorable Mentions: Oct. 17
Matt's Mentions | 10/17/2011

9:10 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Leading Lights Finalists: Private Company of the Year
Wireless Bits | 10/17/2011

7:40 AM Here's why these eight companies made the cut for this year's award

Euronews: Etisalat Tunes to AlcaLu's lightRadio
News Analysis | 10/17/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu's radical RAN technology is chosen by Middle East operator, while Greece's OTE gets the S&P thumbs-down

Netflix Crowns FiOS the Streaming King
The Bauminator | 10/14/2011

4:20 PM But Verizon's DSL service is the pauper in Netflix's latest ISP performance rankings

Photos: Apple iPhone 4S Launch Day
Slide Shows | 10/14/2011

A drizzly day in NYC couldn't keep true Apple fans from lining up for the 4S

Leading Lights Finalists: Telecom Services, Pt. II
EuroBlog | 10/14/2011

12:15 PM Check out the remaining shortlisted entries in this year's Best New Service or Application (Telecom) category

DPI Goes Undercover
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/14/2011

DPI has taken off in the market, but appliance vendors are finding that they need to step it up

Sprint's Emerging Devices Vision
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2011

Sprint's multi-modal network is good for connecting millions of tiny machines from wireless kiosks to heart-rate monitors to smart meters

CableLabs Confirms CEO's 2012 Departure
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/14/2011

Paul Liao won't renew his contract for 'personal reasons,' sparking concerns about the future of CableLabs in a consolidating industry

CTIA 2011: Photos From the Show Floor
Slide Shows | 10/14/2011

Here is an idea of what it was like to walk around the CTIA E&A Show this week in San Diego

Hulu: No Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/14/2011

Also: Telcos, satellite guys top TV satisfaction study; Moto sets Google vote; Netflix notches another TV streaming deal

Cricket Sticks With Unlimited as It Looks to LTE
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2011

Cricket is newly nationwide through an MVNO deal with Sprint, and it's counting on unlimited data, music and LTE to stay competitive

Verizon Pitches Its Own Mobile Apps
LRTV Interviews | 10/14/2011

Verizon has its own suite of apps that it sells to consumers, and, says Kristi Crum, makes money for the carrier too

RFID & M2M & LTE ... Oh My!
Research Rewind | 10/14/2011

This week: RFID and M2M in manufacturing, LTE in the U.S., telecom state of play in Spain and Turkey, India telecom equipment opportunities

Leading Lights Finalists: Deal Maker
Craig's A-List | 10/14/2011

6:45 AM Our reasons for picking the deal maker contenders in a big year for mergers and company transformations

Euronews: Sony Ericsson Breaks Even
News Analysis | 10/14/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Sony Ericsson avoids Q3 net loss, more LTE capacity in Sweden and Franco/German procurement alliance spells bad news for vendors

Bad News for Vendors
EuroBlog | 10/14/2011

6:00 AM Is there any other type these days?

CableLabs CEO Liao Sets His Exit
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2011

It'll be three years and out for Dr. Paul Liao, the former Panasonic CTO who took the CableLabs helm in 2009

Great Britain? I Don't Think So
EuroBlog | 10/13/2011

3:25 PM No wonder 'Broadband Britain' isn't taken seriously

Fujitsu Pushes PON Splits
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

A new amplifier array could make a 1:128 PON split a little more practical

Telefonica Holds Key to Digital Model
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Telefonica Digital CEO Matthew Key is looking for partners, investment opportunities, new business models and ways to be more relevant to mobile users

QuickPlay Sets Up Shop in FLO TV’s Old Digs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2011

LR Mobile goes inside Qualcomm's old FLO TV NOC, where QuickPlay is trying to make video and live TV ubiquitous on mobile devices

Netflix Amps Its Political Power
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Also: HBO Go goes global; cable DVR and VoD usage on the rise; Suddenlink widens TiVo footprint; Canoe adds another cable vet

CTOs: 1 Year Makes All the Difference
Column | 10/13/2011

Technology innovation is speeding up, making every tech advantage more precious

Monsoon Pitches MSO-Managed TV Place-Shifting
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Monsoon to take on EchoStar and Moto with place-shifting devices that let MSOs decide which channels can be streamed in and out of the home

LightSquared: Lookin' Sharp
LRTV Interviews | 10/13/2011

LightSquared CMO Frank Boulben talks about how the company's European-style pay-as-you-go wholesale pricing for its Sharp LTE phones and tablets will work

Euronews: AlcaLu Offloads Genesys
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Private equity firm Permira takes SPIT vendor off AlcaLu's hands, while Orange gets cozy with China Telecom

Policy Is Still Strategic, But Changing
News Analysis | 10/13/2011

Service providers see policy's role as increasingly important, but they tell Heavy Reading the technology must evolve

Leading Lights Finalists: Best New Product (Cable)
The Bauminator | 10/13/2011

5:30 AM Some reasons why this crop of cable products made the list of finalists

Comcast's Studio Shelves $60 VoD Test
The Bauminator | 10/12/2011

5:30 PM Universal backed down after some major theater studio owners threatened to boycott Tower Heist

Assessing the Indian Telecom Equipment Opportunity: Part 1
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2011

Part one of two assessing telecom equipment opportunities in India

AmEx Seeks Mobile Payment Partners
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2011

American Express's head of enterprise says mobile commerce won't take off without more industry unity

Leading Lights Finalists: Public Company of the Year
The Philter | 10/12/2011

3:00 PM Here are some thoughts on why we selected this group of finalists for Public Company of the Year

RFID-M2M Takes Root in Manufacturing Sector
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/12/2011

The arrival of machine-to-machin communications is bringing renewed interest in RFID technology in the manufacturing sector

Photos: Nokia's San Diego Test Center
Slide Shows | 10/12/2011

Nokia’s San Diego test lab breaks, bends, twists, pokes and prods all its mobile devices so you can’t do the same

New Service Part of Verizon's National Brand Play
Rewired | 10/12/2011

1:05 PM Home monitoring and security service initially targets Verizon's FiOS and DSL customers, but is likely to go national

Leading Lights Finalists: Telecom Services, Pt. I
EuroBlog | 10/12/2011

12:15 PM Check out the mix in this year's Best New Service or Application (Telecom) category shortlist

RIM's Three-Day Service Disruption Spreads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2011

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is not having a good week as its outage appears to have now hit North America

T-Mobile: Springboard Tablet Under $200
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2011

The Android tablet price war is hotting up with both Amazon and Huawei planning sub-$200 products before the end of the year

Intel's TV Disconnect
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/12/2011

Also: Roku gets HBO Go as it unveils low-cost box; Universal's $60 VoD test meets more static; SeaChange notches VoD win in Mexico

Huawei Makes Its Enterprise Pitch
Slide Shows | 10/12/2011

With Interop as a backdrop, Huawei came out swinging in its enterprise 'debut.' Here's how it looked...

US Blocks Huawei LTE Bid
Wireless Bits | 10/12/2011

7:30 AM Now the Chinese vendor wants some answers

Euronews: Telefonica Goes After Skype
News Analysis | 10/12/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Telefonica's O2 takes on Skype et al, while there's a double dose of bad news for Italian telecom

Managing Enterprise Mobile Apps
Que Sera Sarah | 10/12/2011

Wireless operators are positioning mobile apps in the enterprise as a big opportunity, but are IT departments ready for a flood of new apps?

Huawei's Springboard Into the US?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Huawei views its newest tablet as its US spearhead, ahead of a new line of affordable smartphones, with LTE handsets showing up in 2012

Charter CEO to Step Down
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Michael Lovett will step down on April 30, 2012, or sooner, if the MSO can find a successor before then

Arris/BigBand Could Resurrect Modular CCAP
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

A modular version of cable's budding converged services architecture is among the long-term plans once the companies get combined

Wireless Chiefs Talk up M2M
Que Sera Sarah | 10/11/2011

As wireless devices overtake the U.S. population, the wireless operators look to connect billions more from cameras to robots

CTIA 2011: Sprint & AT&T Spar in San Diego
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Jokey jabs between Sprint & AT&T Mobility heads kick off the fall CTIA show in San Diego

BelAir Small Cell Packs Backhaul Punch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

This small cell does 3G, LTE, WiFi and wireless backhaul -- all in the same box

The Steve Jobs Legacy
LRTV Documentaries | 10/11/2011

Last week at Interop New York, since he was already on everyone's mind, we asked: What did Steve Jobs mean to you?

Infinera's 100G Goes Undersea
News Analysis | 10/11/2011

NTT takes a bunch of the optical vendor's new technologies for a spin

Ericsson, Huawei Dragged Into Bribery Case
AsiaBlog | 10/11/2011

11:25 AM Ericsson distances itself from court case in China

AT&T Closes the Gap on Verizon's Android Lead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

AT&T unveils five new Android smartphones at CTIA, bringing its total to 19 -- and they've arrived just in time for the holidays

DirecTV Unveils Content 'Nomad'
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Also: Yahoo drops out of the Hulu bidding, Megacable hires a CTO, cable contractors sue in Georgia, Harmonic and Kit deal targets TV Everywhere

Arris Snaps Up BigBand
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/11/2011

Arris is paying $2.24 per share for the struggling switched digital video specialist

AT&T App Enables Work/Play Divide
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2011

AT&T's Toggle app, developed by Enterproid, splits work and play on the same phone for enterprises that let staff use their own device

Ericsson Lands LTE Coup in India
AsiaBlog | 10/11/2011

6:45 AM Awarded India's first official LTE TDD network deal

Euronews: BlackBerry Outage Hits Millions
News Analysis | 10/11/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: RIM is in apology mode as data center crashes, while Brussels tries to get satellite mobile services moving

Picking a Cloud Provider
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2011

What do enterprises need from cloud operators? Ari Banerjee of Heavy Reading gives a few pointers, while Matt Laslie of Savvis explains one hybrid strategy. From Light Reading's Carrier Cloud Forum

What's Driving Cloud Interest
LRTV Interviews | 10/11/2011

Sometimes, it's a case of 'My boss made me do it,' as Windstream's Kip Turco tells us

BT Makes Waves in Its Access Net
News Analysis | 10/10/2011

Openreach division couples extra capabilities of ADVA box with a greater focus on bespoke wavelength access services for retail service providers

LTE: A Latent Problem?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2011

Analysts disagree on how bad current LTE network latency is in the US but agree that 4G deployments will require further optimization

Netflix Kills Qwikster
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/10/2011

Also, Cinemark makes 'Tower Heist' threats, the new Xbox interface comes to U-verse and some big, bloated TiVos arrive on store shelves

Honorable Mentions: Oct. 10
Matt's Mentions | 10/10/2011

This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Photos: Fall Interop 2011
Slide Shows | 10/10/2011

It's the smaller sibling to Las Vegas Interop, but we still found plenty of shutter candy

Euronews: EC Is Cool With Microsoft/Skype Deal
News Analysis | 10/10/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: European Commission says yes to Microsoft's takeover of Skype, while Ofcom faffs around on the U.K. LTE auction

Backhaul Requires a Fiber Fix
LRTV Documentaries | 10/10/2011

Allied Fiber's Jason Cohen sees competitors placing big bets building fiber out to towers to capitalize on backhaul's growth potential

Photos: CTAM 2011
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/10/2011

The 2011 CTAM confab in New York took cable marketers into the cloud, and there were plenty of opportunities to grab some schwag

CTIA: A Developer Incubator
Que Sera Sarah | 10/10/2011

4:30 AM Last year was all about the enterprise, but CTIA this year is focused on fostering app developers' efforts to tackle mobility

Where's Mobile Video Going?
LRTV Documentaries | 10/9/2011

A glimpse at two mobile giants gives us a look at what consumers can do now with mobile video at home and some reasons why they can look forward to faster networks

Verizon FiOS: The Mobile Experience
The Philter | 10/8/2011

Verizon's Shadman Zafar explains how and why the carrier is making more use of mobile devices to complement its FiOS pay-TV service

Slide Show: Carrier Cloud Forum, Fall 2011
Slide Shows | 10/7/2011

In the shadow of Javits Center construction, we gathered industry leaders for an update on the cloud

Sprint Promises LTE Devices in Early 2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Sprint smartphones and tablets that support both 3G CDMA and 4G LTE coming in the first half of next year from Motorola and others

OS Watch: RIM Buys Up a Cloud Vendor
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Also, Nuance acquires Swype, HTC & Samsung had solid third quarters and Samsung cancels its Ice Cream party in October's first OS diary

Sprint to Launch LTE by Mid-2012
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Sprint promises an 'aggressive rollout' of LTE on its own 1900MHz spectrum next year

Comcast VoD Coming to TiVo
The Bauminator | 10/7/2011

10:30 AM Comcast's juicy FCC filing also references a 'private IP' service for PCs and Macs and a fall launch of Comcast's AnyPlay streaming device

Comcast, Universal to Test $60 VoD Flick
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/7/2011

Also: VoD poised to breach $2B revenue mark; DC court to hear network neutrality appeals, YouTube streams free flicks across the pond

LTE Plays Base
Research Rewind | 10/7/2011

This week: LTE for base stations and user devices, FTTH in China, fixed broadband networks in AME

Level 3: Mobile Backhaul Brutally Competitive
LRTV Documentaries | 10/7/2011

Mobile backhaul providers have to be creative and count on massive future growth to justify risks of building fiber out to towers

Euronews: Ericsson Could Quit Handsets
News Analysis | 10/7/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Will Sony buy out Ericsson's share of handsets JV? And will Airtel's Nigerian network get back to normal?

Softbank Preps Pseudo-LTE TDD Service
News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Japanese operator has built out a broadband mobile network using a local technology standard – but is it just LTE TDD in disguise?

Looking Ahead to Sprint's Strategy Day
Jonestown | 10/6/2011

6:30 PM The iPhone 4S coming to Sprint might be the sizzle at the operator's strategy meeting Friday, but LTE will be the steak

6 More Truths About Cloud Computing
News Analysis | 10/6/2011

The future of the cloud is still morphing for both service providers and customers, as we found at the latest Cloud Carrier Forum

Suddenlink Goes Live With Metered Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Subs will be subject to overage fees if they exceed their monthly bandwidth allotment more than two times

Comcast to Swing Xcalibur Wide in 2012
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Comcast's cloud-inspired next-gen video platform is still limited to a small trial, but the MSO expects to take it nationwide next year

Cable Gets It On With IPv6
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Also: Grande, Synacor do TV Everywhere; Showtime is cable's ITV idol; Softel jumps in cable's Canoe; Comcast Media Center expands ad roster

Sprint to Offer Unlimited Data for iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2011

Sprint will be the first US carrier to offer unlimited data for the iPhone 4S and 4 with plans from $80

TW Cable Makes Cloud Progress With NaviSite
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/6/2011

MSO's latest acquisition is starting to tailor and test cloud service offerings for small- and mid-sized businesses

BT Slices Up the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2011

Picking vertical markets for cloud services isn't quite enough, explains BT Global Services Chief Architect and CTO Scott Cain

Staying Competitive in Mobile Backhaul
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2011

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan discusses the challenges of providing packet synchronization, low latency, QoS and security in mobile backhaul networks

Getting Smart With Data
EuroBlog | 10/6/2011

9:30 AM Deutsche Telekom opts for a smart business intelligence route

Backhaul Pioneer Preps for LTE
LRTV Interviews | 10/6/2011

Tower Cloud CEO Ron Mudry talks about how his company is delivering backhaul in small cities and rural areas for LTE and mobile data

Euronews: Deutsche Telekom's Smart Move
News Analysis | 10/6/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: DT hands Capgemini a SPIT contract, C&W Worldwide could be in the red, and Apple shares wobble in Germany

Tributes to Steve Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2011

The communications sector has been paying tribute to one of its greatest innovators

Apple Chairman Steve Jobs Is Dead at 56
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Apple chairman has died just over a month after stepping down as CEO of the iconic company he founded

Apple's Margin Machine
Que Sera Sarah | 10/5/2011

7:30 PM The Cupertino giant will make nearly $100 on every 32GB iPhone 4S it sells, which explains why it wasn't eager to overhaul its hardware

Comcast, Verizon Connect With the Xbox 360
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

The Xbox 360 will soon stream a portion of Comcast's and Verizon's VoD library and a subset of the FiOS TV live TV lineup

BT Ramps Up Its FTTX Speeds
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

BT's Openreach access network division says it will be offering FTTP speeds of up to 300 Mbit/s and doubling its FTTC speeds to 80 Mbit/s

Cloud Could Face Network Bottlenecks
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

To fulfill the promise of cloud services, the network might need some adjustments. Equipment vendors aren't sad to hear that

Are Service Provider Cloud Goals Too Lofty?
Rewired | 10/5/2011

2:00 PM Cloud will succeed better on a use-case basis, say enterprise experts at LR Live!'s Cloud Carrier Forum

Sprint to Reveal Backhaul Contract Winners Friday
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Sprint will announce more backhaul contracts on Friday, according to an exec at Light Reading Live! event

Cox Dodges iPhone Question
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Sprint will need help unloading millions of iPhones, and the technical pieces are in place for the MSO to lend the carrier a hand

Microsoft Ready to Switch on Xbox TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Also: Cable pitches USF reform proposal; Comcast getting down to more business; Midcontinent seals system buys; Avail-TVN scores in Chile

CTAM 2011: Hot Topics
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Cable's marketing honchos will give us a break from Docsis 3.0 and RFoG in favor of debates about a la carte and making a CE connection

Interop Wrap: Huawei's Enterprising Campaign
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

Huawei, Cisco, Juniper and HP all have plans on how to rethink the enterprise network and they're shouting about it at Interop New York

iPhone 5: Apple Can Have 4G But Not the World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2011

If Apple wants an LTE iPhone in 2012, it’ll likely have to drop the global capabilities of the 4S to build it

Wi-Fi's New Lease of Life
LRTV Interviews | 10/5/2011

Carrier-grade wireless LAN (or Wi-Fi) technology is playing an increasingly important role in the data traffic management strategies of mobile operators. Ruckus Wireless President and CEO Selina Lo explains how Wi-Fi can help offload data from cellular networks

Euronews: BT Preps 300Mbit/s FTTP Offer
News Analysis | 10/5/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: BT ups its FTTP game, Samsung jumps on Apple's iPhone 4S and a Vodafone-to-buy-RIM rumor does the rounds

iPhone 4S: What's in a Name?
Jonestown | 10/4/2011

5:55 PM Apple's latest pulls together lots of features already available in the market into a smooth new package. So how long until 4G LTE now?

Photos: Apple's iPhone 4S Unveiling
Slide Shows | 10/4/2011

Light Reading presents pictures to document the birth of Apple's iPhone 4S

Apple's Latest Is a Faster 3G 'Worldphone'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

The iPhone 4S supports CDMA and GSM, and sports faster 3G, dual-antennas, a better camera and a clever voice-activated assistant

Apple Finds Friends, Synchs With iCloud
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Apple's cloud storage will begin shipping on Oct. 12, along with the revamped iOS 5, featuring friend-finding and music-matching apps

Ethernet Exchanges Attracting Mostly Sellers
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Carriers are connecting to exchanges such as CENX and Telx, but they are mostly there to sell, not buy Ethernet links

Apple: By the Numbers
Que Sera Sarah | 10/4/2011

2:10 PM Apple reminds everyone how terrific its mobile business is before unleashing the new iPhone

Suddenlink to Fit Broadband Caps, Overage Fees
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Also: Cox runs targeted ads; CableCARDs stall at retail; Transmode scores at UPC; thePlatform adds brass; Netflix & Showtime duke it out

Major Carrier: Small-Cell Backhaul Must Be Cheap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

What Apple news?! Small-cell backhaul is hot in London today with the UK's biggest mobile operator setting the low-cost challenge

Getting Down to Earth on Cloud
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

There's still a lot of work to be done before communications service providers can deliver true cloud services and profit from them

Leading Lights Non-Finalists: Deal Maker
Craig's A-List | 10/4/2011

8:05 AM Why a few juicy possibilities didn't make the cut

Europe to Apple: Gimme Five!
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Apple's smartphone has generated laughter, tears, writs and some awkward analogies in Europe over the years -- and now it wants iPhone 5

BBWF 2011: Satellite's High Hopes
LRTV Interviews | 10/4/2011

Chris O'Dell, VP of sales at Hughes Network Systems Europe, says broadband connections via Ka-band satellite links can help fill in the gaps in Europe's broadband coverage and deliver a service comparable to many fixed-broadband offerings

Euronews: Kroes Plan Is Krazy, Say Telcos
News Analysis | 10/4/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Steely Neelie's latest wheeze comes under carrier fire, and Nokia's rating is under pressure following NSN cash boost

Apple Picking: Before the iPhone Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2011

Inspecting iPhone 5 expectations, including the seeding of the iCloud and more, ahead of Tim Cook's first major device launch as Apple's CEO

Sidera Spending to Build Cloud Infrastructure
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

The competitive carrier isn't finding easy answers for upgrading its network and OSS systems for cloud services

Netflix Gets Spoofed
The Bauminator | 10/3/2011

1:40 PM Here's the sketch that didn't make it on Saturday Night Live

Survey: Apple to Gain in AT&T/T-Mobile Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Light Reading survey takers say Apple has the most to gain if AT&T acquires T-Mobile, good news on the eve of its iPhone unveiling

Leap's 3G Trumps Metro's 4G/2G Mashup
Que Sera Sarah | 10/3/2011

11:50 AM Bernstein Research says 3G is better than 4G when 4G's only fallback is a stopgap 2G network

Has ZTE Struck LTE Gold in India?
AsiaBlog | 10/3/2011

11:25 AM Reports suggest ZTE has landed a key role with India's largest mobile operator

LightSquared Gets Sharp for Smartphones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2011

LightSquared announces its first specific deal to develop smartphones and more for its planned hybrid LTE and satellite network

Verizon Appeals Net Neutrality Rules (Again)
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Also: Round two for Hulu; CenturyLink intros Internet Basics tilt; Nagra advances ad play via M&A; Italy hosts video hacking case

Business Services Now FTTH Focus
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

The FTTH Council show floor was dominated by business services and backhaul opportunities

Honorable Mentions: Oct. 3
Matt's Mentions | 10/3/2011

8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

LTE Patent Pool: No Diving!
Wireless Bits | 10/3/2011

7:50 AM An effective LTE patent pool looks increasingly unlikely

CLECs Eye a Slice of the Mobile Backhaul Pie
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Light Reading Live! event highlights the opportunities for competitive carriers in the potentially lucrative mobile backhaul market

C&W Lime Streams TV Everywhere with AnyView
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/3/2011

Cable & Wireless's Caribbean unit to use adaptive bit rate system from Avail-TVN to stream video to IP-connected set-tops, PCs and mobile devices

Euronews: Steely Neelie's Copper Clampdown
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

In today's EMEA selection: EC commissioner wants more investment in fiber, France Telecom heads into the Congo and Russia gets coherent 100G

Cloud Plans Need IT/Telco Unity
News Analysis | 10/3/2011

France Telecom's head of networks says the convergence of the telecom and IT domains is critical for telcos with cloud services ambitions

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