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TWC Broadband Subs Soar, Video Slumps
News Analysis | 10/31/2014

The No. 2 US MSO continues to shed video subscribers by the bucket even as it scores bigger broadband sub gains, putting a drag on earnings.

Net Neutrality: Latest Proposal Will Make Everybody Unhappy
Wagner’s Ring | 10/31/2014

It's hard to unite carriers and net neutrality advocates, but FCC head Tom Wheeler is reportedly working on a plan that'll do it.

SoftBank Man Joins Sprint as Technical COO
News Analysis | 10/31/2014

SoftBank board member Junichi Miyakawa will take on the newly created role above CTO Stephen Bye and Chief Network Officer John Saw as Sprint deploys LTE TDD in the US.

Eurobites: Telefónica Eyes Slice of TIM Brazil?
News Analysis | 10/31/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary abandons data tax; KPN takes control of Reggefiber; EU does cyber-security drill.

Broadband Battles
LRTV Documentaries | 10/31/2014

This year's Broadband World Forum featured a number of show floor battles focused on access gear, components and coffee.

A10 Latest Victim of Carrier Spend Slowdown
News Analysis | 10/30/2014

The networking vendor reported a net loss, citing slowed sales for North American carriers.

Mobile Backhaul: Going to the Dark Side?
Jonestown | 10/30/2014

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan shares his view on a dark trend that bubbled up at Light Reading's annual backhaul conference in NYC.

BT Joins Virgin in Streaming Netflix
News Analysis | 10/30/2014

BT Group has announced a partnership with Netflix to offer the streaming service as an add-on to its YouView Internet TV package.

Verizon: Cloud Users Seek 'Best of Breed'
News Analysis | 10/30/2014

Latest annual report on enterprise cloud usage shows growing comfort with cloud, driving IT departments to want to mix and match.

Why Hybrid Cloud Makes Sense
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/30/2014

Enterprises increasingly realize that in order to run their businesses economically they need to fundamentally change ways in which they operate their businesses in the connected IP world.

Eurobites: AlcaLu Improves Margins, Cuts Losses in Q3
News Analysis | 10/30/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom pushes 'European Internet'; Ericsson certifies NFV; BT's second-quarter revenues slip.

Charter Gains on Digital, Broadband Upgrades
News Analysis | 10/30/2014

Charter reports robust revenue growth in third quarter, thanks to all-digital system conversions and strong broadband sub gains.

Building the Embedded Hardware Standard for the 2020s
Column | 10/30/2014

PICMG, which develops open modular standards for embedded computing, looks ahead to the next decade.

Should Optical Suppliers Court Enterprises?
DOS Attack | 10/30/2014

The emergence of an industrial enterprise customer for Infinera revives a long-standing question.

Capacity, Power Savings Paid Off for AlcaLu
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

CenturyLink exec said core network routing choice came down to capacity and power consumption issues

Wheeler Gets Down With OTT
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

The FCC has issued an NPRM, stating that it will look at redefining multichannel video programming distributors so that the category also covers Internet video providers.

CenturyLink, Chinese Carriers Choose AlcaLu Core Routers
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

Major upgrade to CenturyLink's IP backbone will be based on the XRS 7950, which is also featuring in the core network plans of all three major Chinese carriers.

Tata Tackles Hybrid Cloud Connections
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

New IZO platform combines public and private connections for greater flexibility with predictable performance.

Verizon-Backed Site Bans Stories on US Spying, Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

Stories about drag queens are OK, though.

The Next-Gen Network Disconnect
LRTV Documentaries | 10/29/2014

There's a lot of talk about making networks more simple with SDN, NFV and next-gen broadband technology - but what about the complexity of introducing such capabilities?

Gigabit Providers Not Focused on Apps – Study
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

A survey of gigabit network operators suggests that some players are mostly focused on being fast and first.

G.fast: Niche or Not?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/29/2014

There's plenty of activity in the emerging G.fast broadband technology sector, but will it come to anything?

Verizon Fires Up FireEye Security Partnership
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

Verizon adds FireEye to its portfolio of security partners to help enterprises secure their employees' mobile phones.

Eurobites: Numericable Funds SFR Buy With €4.7B Rights Issue
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson teams with Tibco; Telenor numbers on the up; BSkyB invests in 'young millennials' content.

Getting TV Everywhere in Gear
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/29/2014

Here are some steps that service providers could take to boost the reach, awareness and success of their multiscreen video ventures.

Exalt Communications is Dead, Long Live Exalt Wireless!
News Analysis | 10/29/2014

Exalt Wireless is born as a new company after managements buy assets of Exalt Communications following a process that is an alternative to bankruptcy.

Bright House Joins Broadband Speed Wars
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

Bright House Networks will boost maximum download speeds as high as 150 Mbit/s in December and 300 Mbit/s early next year, as it enters the new broadband speed wars.

FTC Slaps AT&T With Throttling Lawsuit
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

Fair-trade group says the carrier's policy of throttling "unlimited" data speeds after a cap is reached is misleading, but AT&T claims it has been actively and clearly communicating its policy since 2011.

T-Mobile Customers Use the Most LTE Data
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

T-Mobile's customers are using more LTE data than its competitors, and the carrier hopes it continues in 2015 as it refarms spectrum and bolsters 4G capacity.

NFV Just Made OSS Hot
Shades of Ray | 10/28/2014

For decades, OSS has been a back-office issue; now it's at the heart of telco transformation strategies.

Can Amazon Light a Fire [Stick] Under Cable?
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

Will the launch of Amazon's Fire TV Stick prompt the cable industry to take a closer look at the tiny set-top form factor before it's too late?

Frontier's Gig Beats Google to Oregon
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

Carrier ups access to 1Gbit/s service in Portland, Ore., area after recent expansion to Durham, N.C.

Let's Not Kill SDN & NFV With Silos
Column | 10/28/2014

As it embraces SDN and NFV, the networking industry needs to ensure it doesn't create new silos and repeat the innovation-stifling mistakes of its past.

Eurobites: Boffins Unveil 7-Core Fiber
News Analysis | 10/28/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Italian carrier consolidation on hold; KPN's numbers slide further; Gigabit broadband in France and Ireland; and more!

Genband CTO Leaves for Consulting Gig
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

Fred Kemmerer left the company sometime earlier this year, leaving a vacancy in the CTO office at Genband.

U-verse Growth Slows, but Still Gaining
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

AT&T's fiber-fed platform records slower growth again in third quarter, but still gains on competitors, while GigaPower accelerates.

Microsoft's Skype Embraces WebRTC on IE
Que Sera Sarah | 10/27/2014

After years of sitting on the sidelines, Microsoft has pledged to support WebRTC -- formerly thought of as a Skype competitor -- in Internet Explorer.

Adtran Doubles Down in Europe
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

Despite seeing softer spending in Europe during Q3, Adtran has increased its bets on that market.

Pics: Düsseldorf Delights for SDN Congress
Slide Shows | 10/27/2014

The city on the Rhine turned out to be a great spot for the SDN & OpenFlow World Congress.

Roku Prepping for IPO – WSJ, NYT
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

Roku may be gearing up to file confidentially for an initial public offering that could raise as much as $150 million for the media streaming player.

China's MVNOs Hit the Wall
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

Any hopes for feverish competition in the mobile services sector have been dashed by a familiar financial hurdle.

Eurobites: Vodafone Probes ONO on Tax 'Fraud'
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Numericable numbers crunched by SFR takeover; UK safety alert over drones; Ericsson lands Telenor deal.

An IP Traveler in the Land of Optics
Column | 10/27/2014

Give it up for the optical specialists who are more than mere 'plumbers.'

How Home Hotspots Could Hit Hurdles
News Analysis | 10/27/2014

Home-based WiFi hotspots are getting hotter, but the potential impact of the public hotspots on the performance of the accompanying private hotspots has been largely ignored.

Comcast Coasts on X1, Data, Business Services
News Analysis | 10/24/2014

Comcast cuts video sub losses in traditionally poor third quarter, while scoring big broadband, WiFi and business services gain.

Juniper Plans More Cuts
News Analysis | 10/24/2014

Financial pressures herald further cost-cutting at Juniper, and that likely means more jobs will go.

Data Center Transformation: A Necessity for Telecom Operator Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2014

Telecom operators are deploying new technologies in their data center environments to reduce costs and increase revenues.

Eurobites: Will EC's New Broom Sweep Away Regulation?
News Analysis | 10/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Q3; BT shares down following Morgan Stanley downgrade; Deutsche Telekom's M2M drive; royal tweeting.

Carrier SDN & the Dream of Network Agility
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2014

The cloud debate has moved on to the network capabilities needed to meet customers' demands, with SDN and NFV at the heart of discussions.

Global Reach Helps Ericsson Grow in Q3
News Analysis | 10/24/2014

Sales in North America are down as the telcos conserve cash, but other markets help Ericsson increase its revenues and margins in the third quarter.

Virtual Mobile Core – Why? And When?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2014

When might operators put their NFV strategies into action in the mobile core? And what's in it for them?

1959 Newsreel: Make Phone Calls – From Cars!
Wagner’s Ring | 10/24/2014

Also: A gloriously complicated homemade answering machine from the same year, and flappers in 1922 make their own mobile phone.

Juniper Pummeled by Weak Carrier Demand
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

Juniper is the latest vendor to be hit by slowed carrier purchasing.

Roku Raises $25M, But for What?
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

Roku has raised another $25 million in private equity funds, but how will it use the money in the increasingly competitive media streaming market?

AT&T: Merger Review Halt Won't Hurt Us
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

Despite the FCC stopping the clock on review, AT&T says it's still confident that the Commission will approve its DirecTV buyout in the first half of 2015.

Meet the Phantom Network for NFV
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

A new deployment and network verification model is about to emerge thanks to NFV, and it's one that could alter the timeline of virtualization.

Eurobites: Born-Again Nokia Blooms in Q3
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: HERE's new boss; Orange slows decline; Telefonica's IoT Lego.

Drones Hover Over the IoT Sector
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

A startup shows how drone-collected data could combine with analytics capabilities to make industries smarter.

Verizon Crafting OTT Business Models
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

As HBO and CBS move ahead with their a la carte plans, Verizon is working with content providers to hammer out a business model for its planned OTT service.

Brocade Wants to Be Red Hat of OpenDaylight
News Analysis | 10/23/2014

But Red Hat is already the Red Hat of ODL.

AT&T Adds 500K Connected Cars in Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

AT&T says 500,000 new connected cars are now on the road and on its network as it adds more than 2M wireless users in Q3.

Infinera Beats Sector Blues With Revenue Jump, Bright Outlook
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

Infinera met revenue guidance and beat estimates for the third quarter, while providing a positive outlook for Q4.

VMware Touts Strong NSX Growth
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

NSX has more than 250 paying customers and is "gaining significant momentum and industry validation."

Because CableCARD Never Dies
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

TiVo wants the FCC to uphold its CableCARD mandate, even as it seeks a STB rule waiver and Verizon tries to get the entire mandate overturned.

Is Health the Killer App for the IoT?
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

At an event focused on connected devices, the City of San Jose's CIO suggests a broader purpose for the IoT.

Kroes Decries Divided Europe
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

Outgoing EC digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes invokes Elvis Presley, delivers her final speech to Europe's telcos and gives them a right old roasting.

Analysts Warn of Major NFV Gaps
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

Neither the ETSI NFV group nor the new OPNFV are addressing key issues around orchestration that are likely to bog down deployment, they warn.

Eurobites: Huawei Plans EU Procurement Surge
News Analysis | 10/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hungary's data tax; Transmode slumps; Lumia to lose the Nokia.

Why LTE Isn't a No-Brainer for Utilities – Yet
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/22/2014

Because of difficulty acquiring spectrum, many utilities are forgoing LTE, and turning to legacy technologies such as CDMA and WiMax.

A Legacy Worth Saving
Column | 10/22/2014

Operators can cut the cost and complexity of extending legacy services to all-IP environments.

TWC Joins DVR Wars in NYC & LA
News Analysis | 10/21/2014

Time Warner Cable is introducing an upgraded "Enhanced DVR" service in its NYC and LA markets as part of its broader TWC Maxx initiative.

Alcatel-Lucent Fires NG-PON2 Starting Gun
News Analysis | 10/21/2014

Bullish predictions for NG-PON2 are coming from at least two of the fixed broadband sector's lead protagonists, with AlcaLu and Huawei both gunning for early market entry.

Online Viewing Goes Over the Top
News Analysis | 10/21/2014

Online TV viewing is way up, with game consoles and OTT devices topping the TV Everywhere charts, according to Adobe's latest Video Benchmark Report.

FiOS: New Subs Down, Upload Speeds Up
News Analysis | 10/21/2014

While video and data subs growth keeps slipping for Verizon's FTTP platform, FiOS is still making inroads against cable with higher data speeds and other new features.

Verizon: Multicast Is 'a Year Away'
News Analysis | 10/21/2014

Verizon says it is ready to deliver mobile TV over LTE. It's just waiting for the devices and content providers to catch on.

CenturyLink Partners for Vegas Data Center
News Analysis | 10/21/2014

Switch SUPERNAP offers gold-plated data center footprint in strategic partnership for expanding CenturyLink cloud and managed services.

M2M & IoT Growth Demands More Testing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/21/2014

The machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) markets will grow exponentially, requiring more robust testing solutions.

Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland Turns to Ericsson for VoLTE
News Analysis | 10/21/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM salivates over Christmas device sales; VimpelCom sells African units; Virgin does fiber-to-the-monkeyhangers.

Apple's New iPads: Built for the Enterprise
Wagner’s Ring | 10/20/2014

New security features will make it easier for carriers to sell iPads to enterprise customers.

Winds of Change Blow NFV at HP
Wagner’s Ring | 10/20/2014

Despite recent shake-ups, HP remains committed to NFV, an executive says.

Global Cloud Xchange Chief Expects Takeover
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

GCX chief executive sets out new cloud platform and tips change of ownership.

CableLabs Slates DOCSIS 3.1 Testing
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

CableLabs schedules the first two D3.1 Interops for the first week of December and mid-January, but it's not clear yet which equipment vendors will participate.

Infinera Looks to Rise Above Capex Concerns
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

Infinera is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings this week, potentially free of the capex drag other vendors have noted.

Sprint Cuts 452 Jobs at Kansas HQ
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

Sprint cuts jobs at its HQ, with more layoffs expected.

Incognito Unveils New QoE Solution for CPE
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

Launching its first major product update since last month's acquisition by Volaris Group, Incognito announced the Auto Configuration Server 3.0, a home networking management solution for broadband CPE.

Eurobites: Telefónica Deutschland to Slash Jobs
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Daisy Group buyout; Vodafone begins LTE-Advanced rollout in UK; cloud dampens SAP's outlook.

The Human Gain of the Smart Home
Column | 10/20/2014

Norway's Lyse Smart is showing how broadband-enabled applications can improve the lives of elderly people and provide a cost-effective alternative to traditional care home services.

Samsung: Taste the 5G Rainbow!
News Analysis | 10/20/2014

Samsung builds on millimeter wave radio tests with 7.5Gbit/s outdoor transmission, and tries to define some 5G 'pillars.'

SDN & NFV: No Going Back
Shades of Ray | 10/17/2014

A threshold has been reached as the telcos commit to SDN and NFV – and that will be good news for some vendors and not such good news for others.

Zayo Zooms Out of the IPO Gate
News Analysis | 10/17/2014

The wholesale fiber network operator sees an active debut on the NYSE during a broad market rally.

Eurobites: DT, Orange Back in EE Sale Talks
News Analysis | 10/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Mobile Edge Computing pow-wow; Telefonica uses Huawei's XG-PON in Spain; job losses likely at Ziggo.

Google Debuts Android TV Player
News Analysis | 10/17/2014

Aiming once again at the TV set, Google introduces the Nexus Player, which will compete in the growing media streaming market with boxes from Amazon, Apple and Roku.

iPad Air 2 Lets Users Switch Carriers Any Time
News Analysis | 10/17/2014

A new Apple SIM chip lets customers pick a different carrier every time they sign up for a short-term wireless plan.

NYC Subway Wireless No Cure for Ebola Fears
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

The MTA, Transit Wireless and major carriers came to Queens to unveil the next phase of the underground wireless projects, but some members of the press had other ideas.

Google: Carriers & Cloud Providers Need to Cooperate
Wagner’s Ring | 10/16/2014

Enterprises demand performance and security in cloud applications that require cloud providers and carriers to work together.

CBS Takes OTT Plunge
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

CBS launches an over-the-top subscription service for $5.99 per month with on-demand content, select live TV streams and advertising.

Cisco: Carrier IoT Role Still Taking Shape
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

At an industry event exploring the Internet of Things, the specific role of network operators remains largely undefined.

Colt Preps Next-Gen OSS for NFV, SDN
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

European operator already has virtualized functions up and running – now it's going to revamp its OSS.

Meet The New IP Tee
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

IP is the new black (T-shirt) -- find out how to get one of these for your own self.

Eurobites: Ericsson Strengthens Its Analytics Hand With Sentilla Buy
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria claims G.fast breakthrough; Deutsche Telekom fined for margin squeezing; Ryder Cup boost for BSkyB.

Cisco Boasts NFV Trial With NTT DoCoMo
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

Cisco does a POC NFV trial with NTT DoCoMo.

STB Revenues Up But Shipments Down
News Analysis | 10/16/2014

Cable set-top boxes enjoy strong second quarter, posting sequential gains in both shipments and revenues, thanks to a 'refresh cycle' in North America and Europe.

Could Data Be the New 'Currency'?
Shades of Ray | 10/16/2014

Telefonica highlights the potential for data to play a transactional role in digital lives.

Google's Nexus 6 'Phablet' Is LTE-A Ready
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Google's first phablet has a Qualcomm chipset that can support LTE-Advanced onboard. But how fast will downloads be?

Dell Dips Toe in Carrier NFV Market
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Introduced a package of its own and partner software running on PowerEdge servers.

HBO Will Go OTT in 2015
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

At long last, HBO will launch its own standalone over-the-top video service in 2015, putting it in direct competition with Netflix, Hulu and other Internet video players.

ETSI Group to Tackle Thorny Operations Issues
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Today's white paper from 30 operators engaged in NFV effort spells out interoperability and operations challenges that must be tackled next.

DT: New IP Era Heralds Revamp for Telcos
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Just putting old technology into virtual clothes isn't enough, says a Deutsche Telekom executive.

PlayStation TV Launches, Sans Netflix
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

The new Sony PlayStation TV has launched in North America, but with no support for Netflix, Hulu or YouTube, its use as a media streamer seems limited.

Aeris Launches IoT Marketplace
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

A network operator aims to make it cheaper and easier to bring a broader range of IoT solutions to market.

Qualcomm, Intel Back Drones Code Project
Shades of Ray | 10/15/2014

Open source is already rampant in comms networking developments, and now it's reaching into the emerging drones sector too, with Qualcomm and Intel on board.

Operators Set Course for NFV's Future
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Thirty operators have authored a new white paper to help set the roadmap for the future of NFV developments.

Eurobites: Qualcomm to Buy CSR for $2.5B
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: EU-China exports dispute draws to close; Telefonica in potential tax trouble; Irish tax loophole closed.

Facebook, Google in New Drone Race
News Analysis | 10/15/2014

Near-space is the place for the solar drone communications ambitions of these two Internet giants.

Forget the Internet, Brace for Skynet
The Founder | 10/15/2014

Prepare yourself for the greatest revolution in telecom, ever.

SDN Tests Go Swimmingly, Says OIF
News Analysis | 10/14/2014

Interoperability testing among multiple carrier labs shows pre-standard SDN bear can meet most of the requirements for cloud-bursting.

Netflix, Bright House Ink Interconnect Deal
News Analysis | 10/14/2014

Netflix has signed yet another paid peering agreement with a major US broadband provider, this time striking a pact with Bright House Networks.

AT&T Grows Gigabit Goals
News Analysis | 10/14/2014

The carrier steps up speeds in Austin and adds Chicago and Atlanta to its gigabit roster.

Setting the SDN Agenda
Shades of Ray | 10/14/2014

The SDN community is gathered in Germany for a few days of loving and loathing – so what's hot?

Samsung Aims for Super-Fast 60GHz WiFi in 2015
News Analysis | 10/14/2014

Company says its first 60GHz WiGig products, due in 2015, will top 4Gbit/s speeds.

Aereo Seeks Pay-TV Operator Status
News Analysis | 10/14/2014

Free broadcast TV over-the-air may end up becoming pay TV online, and Aereo could help make it happen through an FCC filing.

AlcaLu Losing Key NFV Exec
Shades of Ray | 10/14/2014

Dor Skuler is bidding adieu to Alcatel-Lucent having helped to make CloudBand one of the key NFV-enabling platforms in the industry.

Eurobites: Iliad Surges Following T-Mobile's Rebuff
News Analysis | 10/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Europe goes large on big data; KPN, China Mobile do VoLTE roaming; Apple to blame for Finland's woes, says PM.

GSMA Issues Carrier-Backed IoT Guidelines
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

The association advises the industry about how to prevent billions of IoT devices from overloading mobile networks.

Pace Crashes Data Gateway Market
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

World's leading set-top maker rolls out three DOCSIS 3.0 wireless gateways in North America, taking on Arris, Cisco, Hitron, Netgear and other incumbent players.

Iliad Drops T-Mobile US Bid
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

Zut Alors! French operator drops its bid for T-Mobile US after being rejected twice.

Will Apple Enable VoLTE for the iPad?
Jonestown | 10/13/2014

The company appears to working towards VoLTE support on the iPad, but it's not exactly clear when that will happen.

Netflix Shifts 4K Video to Premium Tier
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

Netflix has moved all of its 4K content to a premium service tier priced at $11.99 per month.

Why SDN & NFV Matter to Cable
Column | 10/13/2014

If we can build complex systems from simple components with precise functionality, we can more easily change those systems as new technologies arise.

Eurobites: WiFi's Lightbulb Moment
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French bank teams with Twitter for money transfers; here comes the SON for O2; AlcaLu does 100G in Nigeria.

KT Plans NFV Shift With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

South Korean operator works with Alcatel-Lucent to introduce virtualized functions into its 'Gigatopian' network.

NEC Slashes OpenFlow SDN Controller Pricing
News Analysis | 10/13/2014

From $150,000 to $3,000 – that's a big price cut.

Are Gigabit Cities Lands of Confusion?
The Gigabot | 10/10/2014

Providers of gigabit services must commit to consumer education for the Gigabit Cities era to really flourish.

Nokia Networks Unveils $970M 4G Deal With China Mobile
News Analysis | 10/10/2014

Nokia Networks has been delivering 4G equipment and services under the deal since Q1 of 2014.

Echostar Preps 'Sage' Smart Home
News Analysis | 10/10/2014

Echostar is preparing its new Sage smart-home service for launch in early 2015.

The Big Bandwidth Question
UBB Forum News | 10/10/2014

Will we ever have enough bandwidth?

Speed Battle Rages in Germany
UBB Forum News | 10/10/2014

Cable and hybrid heat up Germany's broadband battle.

Europe's Fiber Sell-Off
UBB Forum News | 10/10/2014

There's a lot of M&A activity in Europe being driven by demand for fiber assets.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, China Mobile Form Connected Car Venture
News Analysis | 10/10/2014

Also: Liberty cleared for Ziggo M&A; EC deregulates fixed line telephony; Hyperoptic to fiber up more UK cities; Ericsson wins managed services deal.

Now Capex Crunch Hits Juniper
News Analysis | 10/10/2014

Juniper's stock slides, and others go with it, as lower telco demand forces the IP networking vendor to cut its revenue guidance for the third quarter.

Report: Cisco Starts Reorg, Layoffs
News Analysis | 10/9/2014

The shakeup will affect up to 6,000 positions and mean broad changes across the company.

TWC Speeds Along With Speed Hikes
News Analysis | 10/9/2014

Time Warner Cable says it's now offering top broadband download speeds of 300 Mbit/s to more than 1.5 million customers, after completing network upgrades in the Austin, Texas market.

Comcast, TWC Shareholders OK Deal
News Analysis | 10/9/2014

Shareholders of both Comcast and Time Warner Cable have approved the proposed merger of the two MSOs. TWC investors also approved golden parachute payouts for top execs.

Risky Business for EE
UBB Forum News | 10/9/2014

The UK mobile giant has entered the TV services market to offer a quad play package, but it lacks a key ingredient - exclusive content.

Verizon Joins AT&T in GE's Industrial Internet
News Analysis | 10/9/2014

A year after GE chooses AT&T to power devices in the "Industrial Internet," the company adds Verizon's network and cloud into the mix as well.

Pics: HTC Hits NYC With a Tiny Camera & Desire
Slide Shows | 10/9/2014

HTC cruises into New York City with execs and a couple of notable devices.

The Promise of Next Generation Metro WDM Access
UBB Forum News | 10/9/2014

Vendors and operators are working on a new optical transport standard for fronthaul and backhaul deployments.

Eurobites: EC, China Close to Deal in 'State Subsidies' Dispute
News Analysis | 10/9/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Huawei and BT claim 3 Tbit/s over fiber link; Orange considers IPO for Africa, Middle East units; tablets turf TV out of UK kids' bedrooms.

Passpoint Moves Towards Carrier WiFi
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

The Wi-Fi Alliance has added new provisioning, security, and service management features to its Passpoint standard for next-generation WiFi hotspots.

Cisco Plots CCAP Comeback
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Cisco rolls out line card upgrade for its flagship CMTS device as it gears up to introduce its new, long-awaited CCAP chassis early next year.

Dell Win Marks Open Networking Progress
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Dell Networking names a SaaS operator as its first open networking customer, and looks toward eventual carrier wins.

TIA Enlists Non-Telecom Leadership
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

The association's newly created position of CEO goes to a Washington insider/telecom outsider, while the direction of the group remains in question.

Eurobites: Swisscom Pushes LTE to 450 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE turns on its TV service; Oi CEO steps down; Amazon's tax arrangements come under EC scrutiny.

Cisco, Juniper Land on Cyan's Blue Planet
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Orchestration system can now enable end-to-end service deployment and management on the two most commonly deployed routers in telecom networks.

NYC: Inside the Internet of Bins
News Analysis | 10/8/2014

Phone booths are not the only street furniture in NYC equipped with wireless radios these days.

Sckipio Turns Up the G.fast Volume
Shades of Ray | 10/7/2014

A startup chip manufacturer is combating the gigabit networks din with its own momentum in the copper-enhancing G.fast sector.

Sony, Dish Hit OTT TV Pricing Wall
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Sony and Dish are confronting the same dilemma that every other pay-TV provider has faced: how to keep subscription fees down while still offering enough content to keep viewers happy.

Cox Goes Gaga Over Gigabit
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Cox will roll out 1-Gig service first in Phoenix later this month, followed by launches in Las Vegas and Omaha, as it seeks to parry similar rollouts by CenturyLink in those markets.

100G Set as P-OTS Battleground in Edge Networks
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/7/2014

Aggregation and edge transport networks are undergoing a wave of innovation.

Thread Protocol for IoT Proceeds to First Beta
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

The months-old Thread Group, supported by Google and many big vendors, opens membership and sees first tests of silicon.

Poll: Mobile Broadband Won't Catch Fixed
UBB Forum News | 10/7/2014

Light readers believe that fiber will always have an edge on wireless when it comes to broadband speeds.

Spirent Slammed by Slowdown
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Share price plummets and market weakness, especially in US and China, puts the brakes on test vendor's sales growth.

Eurobites: Altice Eyes Portugal Telecom Bid
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Spirent profits warning hits share price; Nokia does live VoLTE for du; BSkyB's takeover plans please shareholders.

Pressure Grows on Samsung in Q3
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Apple and low-cost rivals put pressure on Samsung's smartphone business, but the company is planning a response with new models and offers.

Cloudmark Adds DNS Protection to Security Kit
News Analysis | 10/7/2014

Messaging security vendor sees an opportunity to steal market share from Infloblox, Nominum and others as it tweaks its security platform for DNS.

AT&T Apologizes for Insider Data Breach
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

AT&T is warning customers that an employee illegally accessed personal data back in August, and is offering a year of free credit monitoring to those affected.

NYC Phone Sensor Network to Be Dismantled
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Ad company Titan has reportedly installed 500 Gimbal beacons, which can pinpoint the location of Android and iPhones, in midtown and downtown Manhattan.

Cisco Applies Analytics to IoT Video
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Edge-based analysis of events enhances security solutions without the need to transport video.

Capex Crunch Hits EZchip
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

The chip vendor feels the pain that its equipment vendor customers are feeling from carriers.

Wheeler: FCC Will Protect Competition in All-IP Era
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

FCC chair promises Comptel crowd that interconnection won't be a victim of the move to all-IP, but urges an industry solution first.

Stuck in the 80s
UBB Forum News | 10/6/2014

Norwegian operator Broadnet believes the broadband sector is hampered by regulation from the 1980s.

Gone in a Redbox Instant
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Confirming earlier rumors, the online movie rental service Redbox Instant by Verizon will shut down on October 7.

Global Capacity Adds Indatel, Granite to Growth Plan
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Wholesale Ethernet marketplace provider grows fiber footprint in mid-America and adds a major national customer.

Cache or Crash?
UBB Forum News | 10/6/2014

Telcos need to think more strategically about the types of technologies in which they invest, says a Telecom Italia executive.

Tower Cloud Jumps Into Business Services
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Backhaul specialist now offers Ethernet and wavelength services across southeastern US footprint.

Zoomdata Raises $17M to Beautify Big Data
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Big data analytics startup says it's good to be late to this market and plans to use its series B funding to expand its sales, marketing and engineering teams.

My Moment of Telecom Clarity
From the Founder | 10/6/2014

It's clear to me that the communications industry is divided into two types of people, and only one is living in the real world.

Russo Rises as HP Readies New Structure
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Former Alcatel-Lucent chief Pat Russo set for major role at HP's enterprise business.

Eurobites: Could WiFi Handoff Hamper BT's Mobile Plans?
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: French startup has grand designs on IoT; Deutsche Telekom does CRM deal; domestic strife for Telefonica.

CenturyLink Merges Cloud & Network
LRTV Documentaries | 10/6/2014

CenturyLink exec James Feger explains how his company is trying to bring more cloud-like characteristics to its network operations.

Consumers Are Gig Ignorant – Study
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Most consumers don't know what a gig is and thus many have no interest in paying extra to get gigabit service.

Small Cablecos Reject High-Cost Content
News Analysis | 10/6/2014

Instead of accepting mounting cost hikes from major content providers, more small broadband ISPs are reshaping their business models.

Sprint Starts Layoffs, Will Take $160M Charge
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

CEO Marcello Claure makes good on workforce reduction promises; Sprint will take a $160M hit in the fall quarter related to the cuts.

CU Urges DoJ to Halt Comcast-TWC Deal
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

In a fresh filing with the US Justice Department, Consumers Union is prodding regulators to halt Comcast's planned acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

Should Your City Be a Broadband Provider?
Column | 10/3/2014

A list of 10 considerations for municipalities pondering building their own broadband networks.

Lower Revenue in Europe Alters Adtran's Q3
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Adtran cites weaker-than-expected European and enterprise sales, but points toward promising signs of growth in 2015.

AWS Auction: Could It Bring Dish & T-Mobile Together?
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Sprint abstains, but Dish is in to bid on the FCC's November auction of repurposed federal airwaves.

Money Talks In OTT Discussions
UBB Forum News | 10/3/2014

Revenue sharing is chief barrier to operator-OTT partnerships, finds panel.

Poll: Net Neutrality Rules Unlikely to Deter Investors
UBB Forum News | 10/3/2014

Fiber investments will go ahead no matter what happens with net neutrality regulations, according to the views of the Light Reading community.

Roku: Pay-TV Is Just Another App
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Video streaming device maker says viewers are seeing their streaming video as the main source of TV programming.

Telco Data Centers: Run for Your Life
Wagner’s Ring | 10/3/2014

With competitive pressures increasing, telcos need to build on the advantages of owning and running their own data centers.

Drones & Smartphones Power Hong Kong Protests
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

As drones zoom above the crowds, Hong Kong protestors have been making the most of their mobile broadband connections.

Eurobites: Iliad Wants Larger Stake in T-Mob
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone Qatar buys state-owned broadband network; mobile data explodes in France; AlcaLu upgrades DE-CIX.

Windstream: Telcos Need Talent Plus Vision
News Analysis | 10/3/2014

Jeff Gardner tells independent telcos to hire new talent whose view of the industry's future isn't shaded by its past.

VMware Hires Top Execs From Cisco, Big Switch
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Dominick Delfino, formerly of Cisco, and Big Switch's Guido Appenzeller will help VMware build its networking business.

Poll: Telcos Should Operate Data Centers
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

More than 1,400 votes were cast and the verdict is in – data centers should be part of a telco's owned and operated facilities.

Is Dumb Pipe the Smart Move?
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Small cable companies are looking at getting out of the pay-TV business altogether in favor of offering a dumb pipe for online video and other broadband services.

Windstream Plans New Pay-TV Service
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Big US telco aims to launch next-gen 'Kinetic' service, featuring multiscreen video and whole-home DVR, over its fiber network in Lincoln, Neb. early next year.

Back Office Is Vital for Broadband Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 10/2/2014

The future success of fixed broadband services depends as much on the service provider IT capabilities as new network hardware.

TalkTalk's Small Fiber Beginnings
UBB Forum News | 10/2/2014

Are we about to see the start of true fiber-based broadband access competition in the UK?

Verizon Nixes LTE Throttling After Backlash
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Verizon's plan to slow speeds for its heaviest LTE unlimited users was supposed to go into effect Wednesday, but the carrier is canceling it after pressure from the FCC.

Eurobites: ARM Targets the Internet of Things
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange does a deal with Netflix in France; Kroes tells it straight; Rovio cuts jobs; Sol Trujillo? Who's he?

Telecom Sector 'Its Own Worst Enemy' – Kroes
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Neelie Kroes ends her tenure as the European Commission's vice president for the Digital Agenda with a blistering attack on Europe's telecom operators and advises them on the future.

Synacor Slashes Staff, Disses Dissidents
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

Multiscreen video specialist is laying off 20% of its workforce as it fends off demands from dissident shareholders for the resignation of its chairman and the sale of the company.

AT&T NetBond Getting Amazon Ties
News Analysis | 10/2/2014

By 2015, AT&T customers will be able to get an integrated solution that includes on-demand VPN access and Amazon's cloud.

Windstream BOBs for Fixed Wireless Broadband
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

The telco continues to expand its broadband offerings for businesses with the acquisition of fixed wireless provider Business Only Broadband.

GTT Acquires More Cloud Prowess
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

The global network operator scoops up US-focused UNSi for $40 million.

OSS Is Key to SDN, NFV Strategies
Shades of Ray | 10/1/2014

Corporate culture and the back office should be the first considerations for network operators with SDN and NFV aspirations.

Comcast Cloud DVR Takes Flight
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Comcast is granting all X1 customers with cloud DVR services the ability to download or stream any recorded program for viewing on any mobile device inside or outside the home.

Nokia Joins Ericsson in Updating T-Mobile LTE
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Nokia Networks will be working alongside Ericsson to upgrade T-Mobile to LTE-Advanced, expand VoLTE and improve WiFi handoff.

TeliaSonera Snaps Up Cloud Minnow
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Adds to its enterprise and cloud operations with the acquisition of hosting and cloud services specialist iPeer.

Cisco Paints IoT Into the Big Data Picture
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Cisco updates its Data Virtualization middleware to include self-service portals and an SDK for startups to connect to the 150 data sources it can access.

Eurobites: Alcatel-Lucent Closes Enterprise Unit Sale
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica finally closes E-Plus acquisition; Ericsson buys smart grids specialist; Tieto layoffs in Finland and beyond.

Can India Take Fiber to the Masses?
UBB Forum News | 10/1/2014

India has an ambitious plan to take high-speed fiber broadband to the country's extensive population, but progress is slow.

Pica8 Raises $12.5M, Strengthens Japan Ties
News Analysis | 10/1/2014

Investment from VantagePoint, Cross Head and Pacific Venture Partners brings the total to more than $20 million.

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