The best of the best from the past year on Light Reading
VOD server and software specialist exits the VOD content aggregation biz in the UK and Ireland
But we still landed on the moon, right?
Pay-TV unit to be named 'Dish Network Corp.,' but moniker for tech spinoff may be short-lived
Our top ten stocks are up a little better than 7%
Bored Googler goes medieval at work
20 for the price of 10!
Ten hard knocks for the struggling operator
Vonage announced today that it had settled its patent dispute with Nortel, bringing an end to its legal troubles for now
It's abundantly clear that consumer interest in one-way digital TVs with CableCARD slots is fleeting
A touch of the clones
We pointed and shot. Now all you need to do is click
New downstream CMTS modules are reducing port prices by 50% or more, speeding development of 100-Mbit/s services based on Docsis 3.0
What technologies are going to make a big splash in the next 12 months? We've made our list and checked it twice
P2P, HD, and CDNs aplenty
What can we expect from Google next year?
Finds new friend for triple-play package in Spain
What's more fun than failure?
The mighty NFL blinks
The top topics that got the wireless market jumping in 2007
News worth noting
From FMC to IPTV to (voice) SMS and all the way to UMA, we give you this year's top services stories from the Light Reading stable
Let the flight to quality begin
Shaw's digital, tannenbaum television spectacular!
Some next-gen communications stocks sizzled in 2007. Here's our list of the year's biggest gainers
MRV subsidiary files to go public, putting the wraps on a plan it first talked about in January
Don't look back in anger
IT giants and India have been at the heart of the sector's M&A action
Why are we working today?
With Charles Giancarlo stepping down, there's no clear successor to Cisco CEO John Chambers
From a bandwidth crunch to a regulatory jihad and a hammer-toting granny with 'tude, cable had its hands full in '07
Or, 'Life After Charlie'
Dutch chip maker to buy GloNav for GPS chipsets
Lucent ran afoul of the law by spiffing Chinese carrier execs with 'training' junkets to Disneyland
Is Ma Bell kicking Tellabs to the curb?
IBM loves its open-source collection
Happy Holidays from OfficeMax® and me... circa 1987
If there's one large MSO that knows the cellular backhaul business, it's Cox
HTCC can't stop buying!
For a company in the business of shoving ads down our throats, Google sure covered a lot of odd terrain in 2007
Does FiOS suck?
Ericsson in, AlcaLu out at Israeli carrier
We told you so! Ethernet access equipment vendor plans to raise $86.25 million from an IPO on Nasdaq
100-Gig is awfully big, Smellabs is smarting, and Infinera makes all the right moves in our list of top optical networking stories of 2007
Word of a $4.3B deal between the Russian carriers is making the rounds
No thrills from Entropic or Intellon
Something tells me we won't see the FCC chairman doing the same for cable anytime soon
The 'Sidekick' designer has decided to float in 2008
The No. 2 exec and chief development officer is off to the world of private equity
The $135M bid for Philips's set-top business would make Pace the No. 3 set-top box supplier, leapfrogging Scientific Atlanta
Giancarlo takes off for 'new professional opportunities'
With competition mounting, the top Asian CDN provider gets extra cash, possibly to aid its US expansion
Juniper's still not telling
Buys small IPTV integrator HyC Group for an undisclosed sum to add 110 specialist staff to its services division
And we're not talking Big Macs and Egg McMuffins...
French consolidation continues as SFR plans €4.5B ($6.4B) acquisition of Neuf Cegetel to create a quad-play giant
Engineers are exciting... Really!
Once again proving that the high-speed, channel-bonding early adopters are mostly in Asia and Europe
Our look at the 15-country region profiles the ownership and services of nearly 60 carriers
Cable's future arrives in Cowtown
Good news for Huawei = Bad news for someone else
The 226 applicants include some names even more far afield than Google
A good-news/bad-news year
The big Qualcomm question
A look at the original
Optical upstart Infinera lands an optical backbone deal from growing UK broadband service provider Carphone Warehouse
FCC-adopted sub limit might prevent Comcast from making a big buy if, you know, any big MSOs were actually up for sale
Christmas came early for three suppliers after CableLabs stamped their CMTS gear with prized Docsis 3.0 approvals
IPTV is fun(ded) again
BT's CEO gets the nod from the Queen
Intel sells off its tunable lasers and transponders for $85M, and Emcore's the richer for it
Device maker reports Q2 loss on increased competition
The agency approves a 30 percent ownership limit, and the cable industry is predictably unhappy about it
3 & T-Mobile are the latest UK operators to strike up a 3G RAN sharing deal
What's been happening at Contentinople lately
Nomura Securities analyst says so
10 Years Gone
Join the fun!
$2B NY emergency radio system fails first test
Embarq CEO Dan Hesse is leaving the company to become the CEO of Sprint Nextel
The combination of Turin and Carrier Access will benefit from complementary technology and customer bases, say analysts
French carriers mull merger
Alcatel-Lucent is selling its stake in fiber vendor Draka Comteq for $301M
Japanese giant is set to put PBT through its paces early next year as interest continues to grow in the controversial Ethernet technology
From the files of unintended consequences...
Atheros hopes to get a slice of a new multibillion-dollar market with $54M u-Nav acquisition
Arris makes staff cuts after closing the C-COR deal
The deal talk that won't die
Softswitch vendor is hanging it up, citing lack of demand for its products UPDATED 3:15 PM
It's that time of year again
Some must-see afternoon reading
Which carrier will be the first to launch a Skype phone in the US?
Nortel becomes the latest company to sue for patent infringement
After months of speculation, Turin Networks strikes a near $93M deal to buy Carrier Access
Arris closes deal to strengthen it against larger rivals such as Cisco and Motorola
Regulator starts structural separation process
The latest Unstrung Insider report highlights the role that mobile Internet gateways will play in helping to 'open' cellular networks
Have it here
8-K filing could re-spark acquisition speculation, but analysts would be surprised if anything's afoot in the near-term
Policy management specialist debuts on the Toronto exchange but sees its share price slide in its first few hours of trading
The ailing smartphone maker has reportedly cut 100 jobs
ANDA wants a second shot at going public, but sources say it's being tempted by buyout offers
Multi-market deal with T-Mobile is the Chinese vendor's most significant European engagement to date, says analyst
I'm glad to be back
But what's the line in Vegas?
WE HEART ENERGY DRINKS!!!
Adds $25 million to the coffers as cable rows ahead on an industry-wide advertising initiative
Cisco's videoconferencing gains aren't all they're cracked up to be, claims the IP giant's No. 1 competitor
Does no one remember KAAAAHHN?!!
Startup lands a B round of funding as it prepares to come out of stealth mode
But why? Maybe it portends an in-house DVR strategy for satellite TV giant UPDATED 4:50 PM
With one groovy-lookin' 'celebratory icon'
Does TelePresence PhotoGraph well?
Gravity-defying secrets revealed
Indian carrier to splash up to $600M on rollout
It 'mitigates frightening "I'm out-of-doors" feeling'
ThinkEquity analyst suggests that Clearwire and Sprint Nextel may rekindle their WiMax partnership next year
Ciena beat earnings estimates and its own gross margin target in its fourth quarter and landed a new 21CN deal with BT
Ericsson says it won't introduce a 3G femtocell until the market is ready in 2009
Test firm's stock rises on guidance
Ciena adds to its 21CN engagement at BT by winning a deal to supply Ethernet access gear from OEM partner ANDA
And lookee here! A nifty logo, too
Wireless broadband comes softly into the light in Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington
Ma Bell is moving into Akamai and Limelight turf with a sixfold increase in caching and streaming capabilities
The MSO picks Concurrent for new Arizona rollout; meanwhile, Concurrent claims the VOD land-grab is far from over
No, not a wireless slimeball – we're talkin' more deployments
Rule #1: No fun for you!
Here comes Broadcom
The island state offers a $520M grant to go with its nationwide, open-access broadband buildout
The FCC is set to vote on an ownership cap proposal that could prevent Comcast from making a large acquisition
Why privacy isn't such a concern in the city
Cablevision ad uses February 2009 digital TV transition to attract new subs. Smart move or 'scare-mongering campaign'?
Orange France plans to launch a 3G version of its dualmode GSM/WiFi service next year
Routers? What routers?
BT evaluates femtocells to extend convergence offerings, but says costs are high
The plan behind social networking is starting to come together, Cisco says
What business models will succeed for the third screen?
Cable's top pressure group asks FCC to stay its decision on multi-dwelling units
The entrance of Apple and Google into the mobile OS arena means more platforms in an already crowded market
Does P2P caching equal better traffic management?
Chinese vendor, with partner Global Marine Systems, unveils subsea subsidiary to take on AlcaLu, Tyco, et al.
Bad lighting and a Kool-Aid demo
Get educated… or get ready to stare into a black void that used to be your analog TV screen
When video goes wrong
An emerging category of equipment known as mobile Internet gateways could help operators both improve services and manage networks more efficiently.
AT&T plans to pass 30 million homes by 2010 with its fiber-to-the-node network
How will content providers get paid in the mobile market?
National operator Ukrtelecom plans to launch femtocell services next year and will soon trial Huawei's solution
Wave 56 testing continues at CableLabs, but no Docsis 3.0 winners have been announced
Nortel adds new features to its PBT-enabled Ethernet switch and announces new customers and Ethernet partners
The cutting edge of wireless broadband may not be cheap
Content delivery network takes $6M in venture financing from Disney-affiliated Steamboat Ventures
Vodafone looks to expand into more emerging markets through acquisitions, possibly in Asia and Africa
Cable vets may remember this guy, who was doing user generated content long before the term was coined
No, not really, but the iFlop has potential
And they're keen on Cisco's flavor of FTTH
NSN opts out of BSNL deal, carriers form mobile tower joint venture, and Reliance is ready to go nationwide with its GSM network
Intelligence not necessary
NEC does Super 3G
Images from the first ever Light Reading Live! event focused on the cable sector
As Light Reading reported back in April, AT&T has picked Cisco as its new core router supplier
Partners will get a chance to build their own JunOS applications, but only under Juniper's watchful eye
The carrier explains the reality behind its high-speed hopes
Happy something-or-other, from CMP
A possible Catalyst 6500 replacement and an MX960 follow-up are targeting the high-end enterprise, sources say
The FSA throws its final party
Only 22 percent of voters in the latest Unstrung poll believe there will be a nationwide rollout of WiMax next year
Brazil's federal police raid Huawei's offices on suspicion that the vendor has illegal immigrants working there
An unbelievable interview
Macrovision is buying Gemstar-TV Guide, a deal that will turn the DRM specialist into a key cable video software player
Broadband to the icecaps
Greece caps private investments in 'strategic' assets
Carrier Ethernet scores a record Q3; meanwhile, PBT still fights for carriers' hearts
MSOs tout the virtues of the cable sector's new growth engine – delivering broadband services to business customers
Some notes worth noting
It's been a mixed bag for the Russian vendor this week, with new deals overshadowed by Q3 losses and a lower full year outlook
Remember when there were worries that MovieBeam might siphon away some of cable's VOD revenue? Worry no more
Well, what would you call it?
Cisco and Nortel both claim to deliver the most 'immersive' telepresence experience. Here's a breakdown
RF Power gets another spin
A count of past CTOs, all three of them
We're opener than thou
Italian altnet Wind is the latest European carrier to launch its IPTV service, plus other IPTV news bites
Fresh paint, same color
How does it stack against Nortel?
Sharedband unveils a new way of aggregating broadband line capacity and strikes a deal with BT
Researchers crack encryption, 'own' 27MHz keyboards
CableLabs is making a wide intellectual property sweep for the tech behind a device that will tune to cable's 'switched' channels
Unworried about appeasing Wall Street's whims, Cox is investing in spectrum, both wired and wireless
FastWeb names its MVNO partner
This'll be the worst Xmas ever!
Smaller CLECs will continue to get discount rates for using Verizon's lines, the agency declares
It's a beautiful thing
BT is testing the potential of targeted advertising by inserting sponsored messages into free broadband video downloads
A weak field
MicroTCA gets the usual growing pains
Telecom Italia cans UMA in favor of SIP for its fixed-mobile convergence service Unica
Will AlcaLu bid for Italian WiMax license?
Saying ATCA wasn't a good fit, HP is striking out with its own carrier-class architecture
France Telecom boasts early iPhone sales success and sees better 2008 dividends for investors as it steadies its financial ship
Comcast shares could take a tumble today after the MSO reduced '07 RGU guidance and bumped up capex expectations by 5 percent
Maxim gets the minimum
The technology that aimed to speed up telecom product cycles is still expected to thrive, but on lowered expectations
Investors add $24M to coffers, which optical access specialist looks to factor into cable's fiber-fed 'greenfield' deployment strategies
Opening up cellular networks is one way to find the next killer app
Coolest name ever?
The switched digital video land-grab is on. Motorola now claims to have commitments for 24 million homes passed
This just in: France is not a country
Next year could be cable's breakout year for commercial telephony
Stock falls 10 percent on lockup expiration
T-Mobile wins court case to sell exclusive iPhones
Rich bitch goes underground
Recent network upgrades and capacity purchases are signs that bandwidth expansion should continue
A silly detail in a creepy story
Bookham's ex-CEO is back in optics
BBC slaps wrists over WiFi health warning story
Nokia makes yet another acquisition to bolster its Internet services strategy, with file sharing specialist Avvenu its latest buy
Nokia Siemens boasts of LTE engagements at NTT DoCoMo and Verizon Wireless, and trots off a host of new announcements at Nokia's Capital Markets day
NextPoint Networks is on its way to being born, in a deal expected to close in January
Major wireless carriers intend to bid but aren't saying much more
A $25M infusion could help Avail battle SES Americom and EchoStar in IPTV content aggregation
While bigger MSOs sit on the sidelines, Cox confirmed it will gear up and play for the 700 MHz spectrum that will soon be up for bid
Where have all the payphones gone?
Deployments with Savvis and XO continue what Cisco claims is a winning streak for the CRS-1
MSOs say they won't join the 700 MHz frenzy, but have yet to outline what they plan to do with already won Advanced Wireless Spectrum
Dilbert gets set free
A Christmas pie for Santa
The next spectrum Ofcom will auction in the UK can be put to oodles of different uses
A tribute dance explained
Unlicensed mobile access gets closer to becoming an official 3G standard
It wasn't me, it was an exploding phone – honest!
The strange tale of the tiny text messages that conquered the world
Kuwaiti carrier buys Iraq operator for $1.2 billion and is set to raise more than $4 billion from a new stock issue
Lack of focus? Check...