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Photos: Cable Next-Gen Broadband Strategies 2010
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/26/2010

Here are some quick pics from our latest cable-centric event in Denver. And, yes, the snow did come... eventually

Comcast: Upstream Bonding Tests Yield 'Sustained' 75 Mbit/s
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/26/2010

MSO exec says lab and field trials of upstream channel bonding are hitting the 75-Mbit/s mark, while some lab trials are holding bursts of 100 Mbit/s

Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick: Docsis 3.0
LRTV Interviews | 2/26/2010

Heavy Reading's top cable analyst Alan Breznick fields questions about Docsis 3.0 deployments, applications, and, of course, the speeds and feeds

Cablevision Takes On Internet Video
The Philter | 2/26/2010

10:55 AM Jeff Baumgartner and I fight through a bad Skype call to discuss a new service idea from Cablevision that consumers may really like

Multicore Processors Target LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/26/2010

With its demands for high-end processing and low-level power consumption, LTE could be the proving ground for multicore devices

India Sets New 3G Auction Date
AsiaBlog | 2/26/2010

8:55 AM April 9 is the latest date to be set for India's 3G auction

BT Helps Videoconferencers Connect
News Analysis | 2/25/2010

New managed service uses internally developed software to knit together videoconferencing from Cisco, Polycom, and Tandberg

Comcast Proposes Its God Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/25/2010

MSO is close to releasing the hardware specs on the Converged Multiservice Access Platform, a super-dense box that combines CMTS and QAM functions UPDATED 2/26 5:40 PM

MWC 2010 Photos: NEC Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 2/25/2010

What did NEC have to show off at this year's Mobile World Congress? We invaded its booth with a photographer to find out

Cablevision Preps Network DVR, WiFi Phone
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/25/2010

Cabler says it won't buy DVRs any longer after the end of this year

Profit Crunch for Euro Giants
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2010

Profits tumbled in 2009 at France Telecom and Deutsche Telekom, while a fraud probe is holding back the publication of Telecom Italia's accounts

Cable Ops Up Euro Broadband Ante
EuroBlog | 2/25/2010

9:40 AM While Europe's telcos talk about FTTH, the cable players are ramping their broadband services

Wideband Growth Continues in North America
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/25/2010

Heavy Reading says Docsis 3.0 will pass 90M homes – more than 70.3% of the region's cable canvas – by 2012

Virgin Preps 100-Mbit/s Broadband Launch
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/25/2010

UK's cable player will debut 100-Mbit/s services by the end of 2010, and expand its 200-Mbit/s tech test into a second market

Netflix Cheers Cablevision’s PC-to-TV Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/24/2010

Netflix says what's good for MSO's digital TV and Internet subs could be great for its own 'Watch Instantly' video streaming service

Austrians Go for Convergence
Wireless Bits | 2/24/2010

4:15 PM Telekom Austria merges fixed and mobile

Girl Power
Wireless Bits | 2/24/2010

3:45 PM A WiTTy take on the Mobile World Congress

Genband CEO Sees Opportunity in a Complex Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2010

Genband's Charlie Vogt says the cost was too great for other bidders, and his firm is best positioned to profit from Nortel's CVAS

Handicapping Clearwire
The Philter | 2/24/2010

3:05 PM Does Clearwire have the stuff to compete with AT&T or Verizon? Sidecut Reports analyst Paul Kapustka says they may have a different idea

MWC 2010 Photos: Nokia Siemens Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 2/24/2010

We gave Nokia Siemens Networks 10 minutes to give us the lowdown on its stand at Mobile World Congress

FTTH Europe: Reality Sinks In
News Analysis | 2/24/2010

Despite the bluffing of the lobbyists and politicians, everyone knows that FTTH progress is slow in Europe, but there's tempered optimism

Cablevision Shows Its Innovative Side
The Bauminator | 2/24/2010

12:15 PM But will its PC-to-TV trial rate, as the FCC looks to link set-top innovation to the National Broadband Plan?

Google Execs Sentenced to Jail
Contentinople | 2/24/2010

11:30 AM Italian court orders execs to jail for allowing an offensive video to be uploaded to YouTube in 2006

Clearwire's 'Jazzed' About Results
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2010

Clearwire reported its biggest subscriber increase ever in Q4 2009

FTTH Europe: Now That's What I Call Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/24/2010

I've seen, and used, and tasted the future – it's 1-Gbit/s broadband, and it's flavorsome!

Genband Wins Nortel's Carrier VoIP Biz
News Analysis | 2/24/2010

The 'stalking horse' process concludes as Nortel's VoIP crown jewels go to Plano, Texas, media gateway vendor

New Zealand's 3G Network Nightmare
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2010

AlcaLu is in the hot seat as Telecom New Zealand CEO Paul Reynolds puts the 3G network supplier on notice over major network outages

Juniper's Ready for Stratus
News Analysis | 2/24/2010

Sometime this quarter, Juniper plans to hit the 'on' switch on the first of its data-center fabric products

Cablevision to Deliver Net Content to Set-Tops
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/24/2010

MSO testing a system that will allow Internet video to be relayed from the PC, processed in the network, then played on TV

AlcaLu Keeps Up Router Ambitions
News Analysis | 2/23/2010

The company's router sales defied the recession in 2009, which has it thinking even more strongly about expanding its market reach

Arris Beats Cisco in CMTS for '09
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/23/2010

Infonetics says a hearty sales surge in Q4 allowed Arris to keep its newly gotten edge over perennial market leader Cisco

Knology Weighs Its Bandwidth Options
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/23/2010

Knology's new CTO makes more room for HDTV

Broadband Disconnect
The Bauminator | 2/23/2010

2:10 PM FCC survey: One-third of US adults don't do high-speed Internet at home

ZTE Snares Euro SDR Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/23/2010

ZTE reveals Portugal's Optimus as its first European software-defined radio customer

400G or Terabit?
The Philter | 2/23/2010

11:20 AM Craig Matsumoto says there is a debate brewing on what will be the next big bandwidth jump in the Internet's core

Cable Execs Defend Advanced Ad Efforts
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/23/2010

Major media buyer complains that another five years will pass before national advertisers can target individual households

Wal-Mart Shells Out for VUDU
Contentinople | 2/23/2010

10:40 AM Many were expecting the retail giant to buy the online video startup, but not for this much

FTTH Fever Hits Europe
News Analysis | 2/23/2010

EMEA's fiber access community is descending on Lisbon, but will the anticipated optimism be tempered by market reality?

The Future of Web Video
The Cable Pipeline | 2/23/2010

9:55 AM Ready or not, business models will inevitably shift toward subscription models

India Watch: 3G Wait Over?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/23/2010

The auction of 3G spectrum could be nearly with us, 4G is under scrutiny, and mobile number portability edges further away, plus more

Rumor: Cisco Wanted VUDU
Rumors | 2/23/2010

The video site apparently had something worth attracting multiple bidders

MSO Taking the MPEG-4 Plunge
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/23/2010

Zito Media, an MSO run by former Adelphia exec James Rigas, hopes to get the most bang out of its limited bandwidth as it upgrades to digital

Developer Apathy Could Curb Telco App Stores
News Analysis | 2/23/2010

A new Heavy Reading report finds that carriers with app store ambitions face potential apathy from the developer community

Kabel Deutschland to Float an IPO?
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/22/2010

Germany's largest MSO may go for a partial stock offering after rejecting buy-out bids in the range of $6.8 billion to $7.5 billion

What if Capacity Isn't AT&T's iPhone Problem?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/22/2010

Beefing up backhaul is fine and good, but there's a chance that AT&T's problems with the iPhone have little to do with capacity

MWC 2010 Photos: AlcaLu Booth Tour
Slide Shows | 2/22/2010

Armed with a photographer, we jumped aboard Alcatel-Lucent's Mobile World Congress ship and checked out the booty

FTTH in Europe
LRTV Interviews | 2/22/2010

Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie tells Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about fiber access developments in Europe, and what he's expecting to see at the 2010 FTTH Council Europe event in Lisbon

Orange, T-Mobile Go Slow on Femtos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/22/2010

European operators Orange and T-Mobile opt for WiFi over femtocells for consumer mobile data coverage and offload

Moloney Saying Good-Bye to Moto
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/22/2010

Dan Moloney's set to take the helm of Technitrol, marking the first big exec casualty to come from Moto's decision to split into two UPDATED 1:45 PM

Apple Pushes for TV Price Cuts
Contentinople | 2/22/2010

NOON Apple is urging networks to cut prices of TV shows on iTunes

Interview: Rajiv Bawa, EVP Corporate Affairs, Uninor
News Analysis | 2/22/2010

Light Reading talks with Rajiv Bawa, a senior executive at ambitious startup Indian mobile operator Uninor

Comcast Eyeing 250-Meg Docsis 3.0?
The Bauminator | 2/22/2010

11:00 AM Comcast's reported exploration of a 250-Mbit/s service may indicate the MSO's considering an IPTV simulcast

Orwell, Pennsylvania
Monkey Bidness | 2/20/2010

12:30 PM User targeting nears perfection

TidalTV Targets Ads for Set-Tops, TV Everywhere
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2010

After getting a fresh splash of cash from Comcast's VC arm, TidalTV looks to bring ad targeting to set-tops and broadband video services

MWC 2010 Photos: Shooting the CEOs
Slide Shows | 2/19/2010

We tracked down the CEOs of Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks as part of our pictorial coverage in Barcelona

Policy Watch: Drafting a Broadband Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/19/2010

The FCC buffs up some rough edges, Seattle bats eyes at Google, and cable gets a small taste of broadband stimulus funds

100G Watch: Components Wanted
News Analysis | 2/19/2010

Vendors aren't waiting for someone else's coherent receiver; TPack plans a 100-Gig chip

Blurring the Lines
The Bauminator | 2/19/2010

11:00 AM Moto co-CEO Sanjay Jha offers another reason why it makes sense for the company to put its mobile phone and set-top units in one room

MWC 2010: More Scenes From the Show
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2010

Microsoft who? We think the sheer number of Android smartphones at this show is a clear indicator of where the market's heading

Too Sexy for the App Store
Contentinople | 2/19/2010

10:15 AM Apple has begun booting applications with 'overtly sexual' content

Let's Play 'Count the Subscribers'
Kaps Korner | 2/19/2010

9:35 AM The only real measure of WiMax's success will be paying customers, not POPs passed

Bhutan: Bharti's Next Stop?
AsiaBlog | 2/19/2010

7:20 AM Bharti has eyes for Bhutan as well as Africa

MWC 2010: Hannes Ametsreiter, CEO of Telekom Austria
LRTV Documentaries | 2/19/2010

Hannes Ametsreiter is CEO of Telekom Austria, the first European operator to use HSPA+

Telekom Austria Weighs WiFi Offload
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2010

Carrier CEO says WiFi offload is one option it is considering to help it cope with the growth of mobile broadband connections

PPC Plucks Evolution Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2010

But Evolution Digital will remain independent and continue to develop and sell DTAs, TiVo boxes, and headend systems to Tier 2 and 3 cable MSOs

Bharti's African Odyssey
AsiaBlog | 2/18/2010

3:20 PM If at first you don't succeed...

LR Editors: What Are They Good For?
The Philter | 2/18/2010

3:00 PM Props, apparently

TiVo: Cable Should Love It Some IP
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2010

TiVo, still no fan of tru2way, says an upstream IP path to cable headends and metadata can remedy the ills of the retail set-top market

MWC 2010: Are You Appy?
EuroBlog | 2/18/2010

2:10 PM Focus in Barcelona was app-ropriate, but was something missing?

Making Book on Lent
Monkey Bidness | 2/18/2010

1:10 PM Don't give up gambling

Sezmi Goes Retail With Best Buy
News Analysis | 2/18/2010

Personalized TV service provider will distribute its system through Best Buy, beginning in LA and then going national

Shaw Preps 1-Gig Jig
The Bauminator | 2/18/2010

11:30 AM Canadian MSO pulls a Google with speedy fiber trial

iPad to Disappoint Publishers
Contentinople | 2/18/2010

10:20 AM The device's e-book prices may be lower than expected

Synacor Sizes Up ‘TV Everywhere’
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/18/2010

Synacor's crafted an authentication system that could apply to MSO video portals as well as sites operated by programmers

MWC 2010: AT&T Goes Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2010

The march of the Androids continues on the last day of the massive Euro mobile show

What Capacity Crunch?
Wireless Bits | 2/18/2010

9:00 AM Vodafone says there's no problem with 3G capacity

MWC Rumor: AT&T Eyes Q2 Femto Launch, Enterprise Suppliers
Rumors | 2/18/2010

AT&T talked about the tip of the femtocell iceberg in Barcelona but a source hips LR Mobile to what might be lurking just under the surface

Cloud Watch: Optical Loves Cloud, Too
News Analysis | 2/18/2010

ADVA makes its cloud statement, telephony needs some definitions, and Larry Ellison pitches clouds his way

MWC 2010: Orange Plans for Mobile Video
LRTV Documentaries | 2/18/2010

Executive VP Vivek Badrinath talks about the iPhone's impact on the Orange network and how the company plans to offload data traffic from its network

MWC 2010: Olivier Baujard, CTO, Deutsche Telekom
LRTV Documentaries | 2/18/2010

Olivier Baujard of Deutsche Telekom talks LTE and discusses the carrier's goal to be first with LTE in markets where DT has the right spectrum

MWC 2010: Vodafone Rolls On With HSPA+
LRTV Documentaries | 2/17/2010

Vodafone's group head of radio development, Santiago Tenorio Sanz, on the mobile operator's European rollout of HSPA+

The 'Nati Gets Docsis 3.0
The Bauminator | 2/17/2010

4:40 PM As expected, Time Warner Cable has begun to light up wideband service in Ohio

Comcast Expanding Broadband Meter Trials
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/17/2010

Following pilots in Portland and Seattle, Comcast plans to begin field tests of its new bit counter in several more markets by the end of February

Verizon Gets First Taste of 'HBO GO' Portal
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/17/2010

Comcast customers visiting HBO GO site are directed to access content through the MSO's Fancast Xfinity TV site

Virtela Clouds Up Remote Access
News Analysis | 2/17/2010

New managed service offers guaranteed remote access via SSL VPN on a global basis

MWC 2010: AT&T Mum on Femto Launch Date
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2010

AT&T's lips are sealed on a commercial femto launch date as it works on modifications to the provisioning system

The Chips Are Up for LTE
LR Mobile Column | 2/17/2010

As more consumers buy smartphones, service providers have been rudely awakened by the growing amount of traffic that has been generated

MWC 2010: Gadget Watch Slideshow
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2010

Android and Microsoft duke it out in Spain, and LR Mobile has photographic evidence

'HBO Go' to Launch
Contentinople | 2/17/2010

9:05 AM HBO's TV Everywhere effort will be opening up to more users today UPDATED 3:05 PM

MWC 2010: DT Plans for More Data
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2010

Deutsche Telekom's new CTO, Olivier Baujard, tells Light Reading Mobile how the operator is averting a 3G capacity crunch

Dutch Exchange Sticks With Brocade
News Analysis | 2/17/2010

Brocade has upgraded the Amsterdam Internet Exchange to MPLS and is preparing a density-doubling card, the latest steps in a relationship spanning more than 10 years

MWC 2010: MTS Trials LTE With AlcaLu
EuroBlog | 2/17/2010

7:25 AM Russian operator checks out LTE, talks to LRTV

MWC 2010: Will KPN Go All the Way?
News Analysis | 2/17/2010

Dutch incumbent doesn't rule out total network handover

CEO: Global Crossing Had a Fine '09
News Analysis | 2/17/2010

Global Crossing narrowed its losses and expanded its data services business in a year it expected to be much worse

MWC 2010: Data Deluge
LRTV Interviews | 2/17/2010

How can mobile operators best deal with the flood of data traffic on their networks? Ray Le Maistre posed the question to some of the vendors at this year's Mobile World Congress

MWC 2010: Russian Revolution
LRTV Interviews | 2/17/2010

Dr. Michael Hecker of Moscow-based mobile operator MTS talks about 3G rollout and the relentless increase of service uptake, despite the country's economic crisis

Qwest Cloud Courts Middle Market
News Analysis | 2/16/2010

Eric Bozich, Qwest vice president of national markets, lays out the current state of the cloud computing market

Optical Outlook Improves for 2010
News Analysis | 2/16/2010

After dropping 14% last year, optical equipment sales have a chance to gain back some ground

FCC Chair Sets 2020 Broadband Vision
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/16/2010

His '100 Squared' initiative calls for delivery of 100-Mbit/s services to 100 million homes

IBM Makes Intelliden Buy
News Analysis | 2/16/2010

An OSS acquisition hands IBM some autoconfiguration capabilities and a stronger SPIT story

Docsis 3.0 Update
The Bauminator | 2/16/2010

1:40 PM Videotron finishes off its deployment, while Knology is just getting started

MWC 2010: Dual-Carrier Duel
News Analysis | 2/16/2010

Dual-carrier HSPA+ will be a hot technology topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, but which vendors have the smarts?

Moto: S-CDMA Starting to Spread
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/16/2010

CMTS maker says MSOs in the US, South America, Europe, and Asia have switched on the upstream-boosting technology

Boredom Kills
Monkey Bidness | 2/16/2010

11:50 AM Justifiable homicide

MWC 2010: T-Mobile Boosts Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2010

T-Mob SVP says faster backhaul is the 'gating factor' for timing out when HSPA+ goes live

MWC 2010: CSL Switches to Software-Defined Radio
LRTV Interviews | 2/16/2010

Christian Daignault of Hong Kong-based telco CSL talks to Michelle Donegan about software-defined radios and an all-IP network

MWC 2010: Aircel CIO Ravinder Jain
LRTV Interviews | 2/16/2010

Ravinder Jain is the CIO of Indian cellular provider Aircel, a company adding 2.5 million new subscribers every month – 'nuff said

MWC 2010: AT&T Preps More LTE News
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2010

AT&T's decision on its evolved packet core suppliers for its initial LTE rollout will come soon, says CTO

NBC Walls Off Olympics
Contentinople | 2/16/2010

10:25 AM NBC upsets Olympics fans by keeping online coverage behind a subscription wall

MWC 2010: T-Mob's 3G Speed Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2010

T-Mobile is likely to be the fastest 3G network in the US at some point in 2010, but can it deploy enough backhaul to cope?

MWC 2010: Vodafone CEO Calls for Policy Review on Search
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/16/2010

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao calls for policy makers to check out mobile search and advertising players at the Mobile World Congress

Every Tile Cells a Story
Jonestown | 2/16/2010

7:10 AM Haven't we seen live cell-type concepts before on mobile user interfaces?

MWC 2010: Scenes From Mobile World Congress
Slide Shows | 2/15/2010

It's getting late in Barcelona, but here are a few quick pics from the day's activities

MWC 2010: Ericsson Opens App Store
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2010

Swedish vendor teams with Opera Software to offer a ready-made applications store for carriers to use as their own

MWC 2010: Is NSN Bouncing Back?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2010

After a tough year, Nokia Siemens is coming out fighting, with one analyst predicting better things for the joint venture in 2010

MWC 2010: Operators Form WAC Pack for Apps Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2010

The Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) hopes to challenge iTunes and other app stores and simplify life for developers

MWC 2010: Microsoft Bites Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2010

Major mobile operating systems news dominates the first day of activity here at Mobile World Congress

Google's Gigabit Fiber Fantasy
The Philter | 2/15/2010

12:01 PM A project to tinker with apps is extraordinary, but not a big telco threat

MWC 2010: TeliaSonera's LTE Progress
LRTV Interviews | 2/15/2010

TeliaSonera's Lars Klasson talks about the success of his company's LTE rollout, with both bandwidth and latency exceeding expectations

Cisco, the Universe & Everything
The Philter | 2/15/2010

11:05 AM Way back on Feb. 5, Phil and Rayno talked about Cisco, its economic vision, and how the company seems to be evolving

MWC 2010: Verizon on Track for LTE in 2010
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/15/2010

Verizon Wireless is on schedule to launch commercial LTE services this year, according to Verizon CTO Dick Lynch

A Tale of Two Interactive Olympics
Contentinople | 2/15/2010

10:45 AM LR Cable's Steve Donohue and The Rayno Report's Scott Raynovich marvel at Cablevision's 'Olympic Showcase'

MWC 2010: Ericsson Launches App Store
LRTV Documentaries | 2/15/2010

At its app store launch in Barcelona, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks about the company's LTE efforts, his management team, Redback's contribution to Ericsson's portfolio, and, yes, a new app store that will let carriers offer applications to a variety of devices

Report: Ciena Scores at AT&T
News Analysis | 2/12/2010

The Nortel deal pays off, with Ciena reportedly landing a domain supplier spot with the carrier

Xfinity Gets Into the Games
The Bauminator | 2/12/2010

5:20 PM Confused about Comcast's branding overhaul? An ad debuting during tonight's opening ceremonies tries to explain

Telcos' App Problem
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/12/2010

Telcos missed the boat on open applications. Will they get another chance?

Winter Games Go Interactive… for Some TV Viewers
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2010

About 40 million US TV viewers will have access to interactive programming from the Games, but customers of some major MSOs won't be among them

A Different Take on Google Broadband
Rewired | 2/12/2010

4:50 PM Google just may be building a giant apps lab, but it could rescue some muni network projects in the process

This Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 2/12/2010

3:30 PM Has Google completely given up on leveraging its WiMax investment?

MWC Preview: Policy Vendors Strut Their Stuff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/12/2010

The policy control specialists are vying for attention ahead of Mobile World Congress, with talk of growth, funding, and extra smarts

Cheetah Grabs Symmetricom's V-Factor
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2010

Cheetah CEO says his company is poised to generate five to ten times the revenues Symmetricom was getting from the V-Factor product line

MWC Preview: LTE Watch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/12/2010

Vendors think small for LTE in Barcelona

CBS Mulls 'March Madness' Cross-Platform Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/12/2010

CBS Sports.com GM & SVP Jason Kint says he's exploring ways to bring the popular 'March Madness On Demand' service to broadband-fed TVs

Google's FTTH: Does Huawei Win?
News Analysis | 2/12/2010

The limited fiber buildout might be just the nudge Huawei needs in North America, according to one analyst

Moto Wants to Do the Splits
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2010

The sale is off! Moto now plans to spin its mobile phone and set-top biz and its mobile networks unit into two independent, publicly traded companies

What's Moto's Next Move?
The Bauminator | 2/11/2010

5:20 PM Rumor mill now has Moto combining its handset and set-top businesses and spinning them off

Time Warner Cable's Next Docsis 3.0 Targets
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2010

Sources say TWC's next 'surgical' wideband strikes will hit parts of Texas, Ohio, and upstate New York

Branson Ups Battle With BT
EuroBlog | 2/11/2010

2:45 PM Goateed entrepreneur aims to be a bigger pain in BT's rear end

JDSU Snaps Up Agilent Wireless Unit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2010

JDSU strengthens its hand in the mobile test sector with proposed purchase of Agilent unit that includes LTE and WiMax measurement tools

Arris Expects Less From Comcast in 2010
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2010

Vendor expects sales to Comcast to be down this year, but is hopeful that shipments to Time Warner Cable and other MSOs will more than fill the gap

Juniper Settles Options Case
News Analysis | 2/11/2010

A $169M payment would appear to close the book on Juniper's time in court for stock-options backdating

Cable to the Core
The Bauminator | 2/11/2010

10:40 AM Cable Digital News is now Light Reading Cable – here's why

Nielsen: Mobile Users Prefer Third-Party Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2010

Global survey shows mobile operators need to move quickly to offer their own next-gen apps or be relegated to dumb pipes for others

News Corp. Fires MySpace CEO
Contentinople | 2/11/2010

9:45 AM Owen Van Natta is out after less than a year at the suffering site

AlcaLu Revenues Shrink 11% in 2009
News Analysis | 2/11/2010

Alcatel-Lucent reports full-year revenues of €15.2B, down 10.8% on 2008, on the back of a grim Q4

MWC Preview: Femtos Go Macro
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2010

The hot femto talk in Barcelona will be 3G outdoor femtos and new applications for small home base stations

Avail-TVN Readies 'TV Everywhere' Platform
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/11/2010

Avail-TVN says it's closing in on trials with some major cable networks that are eager to boot up cross-platform video plays

Wireless & Fiber Don't Mix for Google
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2010

Search giant says it has no plans to add wireless to the mix as it works on experimental FTTH in the US

Unstrung Is Now Light Reading Mobile
Jonestown | 2/11/2010

7:00 AM The more things change, the more they stay the same

Juniper Moves Emphasize Carriers & Software
News Analysis | 2/10/2010

Kim Perdikou is being promoted to the office of the CEO; meanwhile, Juniper starts up a software and applications division for Junos

Analysts: SPIT Is Hot Stuff
News Analysis | 2/10/2010

Developing and executing a strategy based around service provider IT (SPIT) capabilities is critical to modern-day carriers, say Heavy Reading analysts

Gadget Watch: MWC Preview
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2010

Could Windows Mobile 7 be unveiled next week in Barcelona?

Google's Pointy Stick
The Bauminator | 2/10/2010

3:00 PM Will Google's fiber 'experiment' accelerate cable's development of Docsis 4.0 and a move toward gigabit speeds?

Cisco Alters CMTS Vision With '20/20' Card
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/10/2010

Cisco is peddling a new line card that signals a move toward an 'integrated' CMTS architecture

Google Jumps Into Gigabit FTTH
News Analysis | 2/10/2010

Internet giant solicits municipalities to participate in trial of speedy fiber network that will serve as many as 500,000 users

Who's in AT&T's LTE Core?
Wireless Bits | 2/10/2010

11:05 AM AlcaLu and Ericsson are AT&T's LTE radio access suppliers, but the core network vendors are not yet known

Google's Buzz Is a Bust
Contentinople | 2/10/2010

10:20 AM Google's new social feature, unveiled yesterday, might not be a Twitter killer after all

AT&T Picks AlcaLu, Ericsson for LTE
News Analysis | 2/10/2010

Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson are AT&T's two radio access equipment suppliers for its LTE rollout

Ericsson: We Have Nothing Against Femtos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/10/2010

The Swedish vendor hasn't ruled out making its own 3G femtocell but says the cost is still too high and the market too limited

$72 Billion & Counting
EuroBlog | 2/10/2010

7:00 AM Deutsche Bank estimates 2010 mobile broadband capex

Policy Matters to Mobile
LRTV Interviews | 2/10/2010

Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie tells Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about the impact of mobile broadband growth on the Policy Control and Deep Packet Inspection sectors

The Long, Slow Demise of WiMax
Jonestown | 2/9/2010

6:00 PM And how it could live on...

MWC Preview: Data Offload to the Rescue
News Analysis | 2/9/2010

Getting data traffic off increasingly crowded 3G networks will be a key topic next week in sunny Spain

TI's Wideband Breakthrough
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/9/2010

Broadcom's no longer got dibs on the only Docsis 3.0-certified products capable of pumping out downstream speeds of 320 Mbit/s

EBIF Gets an Upgrade
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/9/2010

New IO6 specs from CableLabs add support for unbound ITV apps, but EBIF vendors don't believe the upgrade will require a major overhaul UPDATED 5:35 PM

Verizon Taps McAfee for SMB Security
News Analysis | 2/9/2010

Two new security services will let Verizon's mid-sized businesses get a jump on potential network threats

Google's Twitter Killer?
Contentinople | 2/9/2010

11:10 AM Google is expected to announce a new feature for Gmail that could compete with major social networks

Reliance Preps $260M Enterprise Data Initiative
News Analysis | 2/9/2010

Indian operator to target corporate customers with dedicated CDMA-based wireless data connectivity

Look Into My Eyes....
EuroBlog | 2/9/2010

9:00 AM 'Influencer' boasts Tier 1 deals, banks VC cash

Juniper Challenges Cisco in the Mobile Core
News Analysis | 2/9/2010

The rivals will face off (figuratively) at Mobile World Congress, each pitching big plans for the future of the mobile network

Mobile Growth Strategies in Africa
LRTV Interviews | 2/9/2010

Pyramid Research analyst Badii Kechiche talks to Light Reading's Ray Le Maistre about developments in the African mobile market

Ericsson Retraces Packet-Optical Steps
News Analysis | 2/8/2010

Carriers' needs are diverging from what Ericsson saw in 2008, so its packet-optical strategy is getting a refresh with a new metro box

DTAs Getting Smaller, Cheaper & 'Universal'
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/8/2010

Comcast's already trialing a version 4.0 digital terminal adapter based on new Broadcom chips that can run Moto and Cisco content protection schemes

Cox Finds Ethernet Success in Verticals
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/8/2010

Cox is bucking a cable industry trend, expanding its Ethernet sales and stressing local ties and regional verticals

Jinni Puts Cable Guys in the Mood
The Bauminator | 2/8/2010

5:05 PM Cablers at CableLabs 'Innovation Showcase' view Jinni's mood-based video finder as the idea most likely to succeed

Supercomm 2010 'Shelved' by Owners
News Analysis | 2/8/2010

Financial projections for 2010 scare off the event's management company

Tech at the Superbowl
Contentinople | 2/8/2010

10:25 AM Google unveils its first Superbowl ad, and Vizio presents an Internet-star-studded ad for Web TV

BelAir Backhauls Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/8/2010

Cablevision among the early takers for a wideband-capable WiFi access point optimized for wireless video and voice applications

Euro FTTH Update
EuroBlog | 2/8/2010

9:00 AM Fiber access folk to hook up in Lisbon to get Europe's FTTx latest

Ericsson Promotes Regional Chiefs
News Analysis | 2/8/2010

New Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg expands top leadership team with regional executives for China and North America

Prepping for MWC: LTE
EuroBlog | 2/8/2010

8:10 AM Ahead of Barcelona, LTE's again shaping up to be one of the hot topics

Preparing for LTE
LRTV Interviews | 2/8/2010

Heavy Reading senior analyst Gabriel Brown examines the latest LTE developments and the move to all-IP networks

Rumor: Supercomm Is Dead
Rumors | 2/5/2010

The Week in WiMax
Kaps Korner | 2/5/2010

4:25 PM Clearing up confusion about Clearwire's retail/wholesale mix

Policy Watch: Fired Up Over NBC, Net Neutrality
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2010

Believe it or not, some of the telecom action in DC doesn't involve the proposed Comcast-NBCU deal

Mankiewich Out as AlcaLu Wireless CTO
News Analysis | 2/5/2010

Wireless industry vet Paul Mankiewich has left AlcaLu after nearly 30 years UPDATED 1:45 PM

Supercilious Wagering
Monkey Bidness | 2/5/2010

11:20 AM How to better enjoy The Game

Corning Sheds Light on Optical Trends
News Analysis | 2/5/2010

Investor day overview shows where Corning has seen demand in the past year for its telecom products, and how FTTH has yet to deliver

Symmetricom Clocks Out of Video Monitoring
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/5/2010

Company puts its struggling 'Quality of Experience' business on the block, claims to have a potential buyer already on the line

Amazon vs. the Publishers
Contentinople | 2/5/2010

9:25 AM Hachette joins the fray as Macmillan continues its fight

Comcast CEO: We Won’t Block Rivals
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2010

Brian Roberts insists MSO won't prevent others from offering shows over broadband, but WideOpenWest CEO claims there's already some of that going on

Juniper Upgrades the Core
News Analysis | 2/4/2010

The latest salvo in the war of big numbers: 250 Gbit/s per slot UPDATE 2/5 7:10 AM

AlcaLu Softens Up in the RAN
News Analysis | 2/4/2010

AlcaLu uses software-defined radio technology to support GSM, UMTS, and LTE in the same radio module

Oi, Schmidt! WAKE UP!!
EuroBlog | 2/4/2010

1:30 PM Google chief is getting a lie-in at Mobile World Congress

Blogging Is Sooooo 2009
Monkey Bidness | 2/4/2010

12:30 PM We're down to our last 30 million

Comcast on the iPad: It's All Good
The Bauminator | 2/4/2010

11:20 AM CEO downplays the threat, sees Apple device as a new outlet for Comcast's programming

China Telecom Guru Talks Hot Tech
News Analysis | 2/4/2010

Wei Leping, former CTO and current adviser at China Telecom, tells Light Reading about the key technology challenges facing the operator

Verizon Plugs In Current for Smart Grid Service
News Analysis | 2/4/2010

Verizon Business is teaming up with Current Group to power up an integrated smart grid service targeted to utility companies

AT&T Slings on 3G
Contentinople | 2/4/2010

10:35 AM iPhone users with Slingboxes can now watch TV over AT&T's 3G network

Anticipating Mobile World Congress 2010
LRTV Interviews | 2/4/2010

Three Heavy Reading analysts look forward to the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona

Symbian: It's Really Free, Baby
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2010

The project to take the world's most widely used mobile operating system open-source has been completed

Is SDV Poised for a Comeback?
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/4/2010

Comcast may revive its interest in switched digital video now that its big analog reclamation project is well underway

Is Italian on Telefónica's Menu?
EuroBlog | 2/4/2010

8:50 AM Reports suggest a Telefónica/Telecom Italia wedding might be on the cards

LTE: Don’t Expect to Roam Soon
News Analysis | 2/4/2010

Global roaming on LTE will be years away because device makers face a tough challenge to support all the different LTE frequency bands across the globe

Redbacker DeNuccio Becomes Metaswitch CEO
News Analysis | 2/4/2010

Former Redback and Cisco executive has big plans for mid-sized vendor

Michael O'Hara: The New GSMA
LRTV Interviews | 2/4/2010

Michael O'Hara, the GSMA's chief marketing officer, talks about the association's evolving role in helping along the development of modern mobile networks, applications, and devices

Cisco Declares Recovery
News Analysis | 2/3/2010

The economic comeback is real, it's entering a second phase, and revenues (and hiring) are coming back. Thus spake Cisco

Emcore Scores Optical Deal
News Analysis | 2/3/2010

A deal setting up a joint venture to run Emcore's optical business seems to put a high value on the products

Metro Ethernet Growing, Squeezing Carrier Pipes
News Analysis | 2/3/2010

Biannual Vertical Systems Group report shows metro Ethernet going in faster, as market becomes more competitive

ACA, Consumer Groups Rip Comcast-NBC Merger
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2010

Reps for small cable MSOs, indie programmers, and consumers attack proposed marriage, but offer few conditions for regulators to chew on

Huawei Gets Box Break at the FCC
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2010

FCC blesses two DTAs from Huawei and three more from Evolution, while another Chinese vendor, CoShip, guns for a box waiver of its own

Gadget Watch: Android & RIM Strike Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2010

Motorola's Devour on Verizon, RIM touchscreen, and Google's tablet concepts are in this week's gadget review

Comcast to Wrap Wideband, All-Digital Rollout This Year
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/3/2010

MSO expects to polish off two key projects this year as it announces Q4 earnings that beat Wall Street expectations

Let Market Decide Fate of Set-Tops
The Cable Pipeline | 2/3/2010

9:30 AM Market forces, not FCC rules and mandates, should be sufficient to solve the set-top 'innovation' dilemma

Clearleap Marries Web TV With EBIF
The Bauminator | 2/3/2010

9:05 AM Clearleap and FourthWall Media give EBIF some video chops

MWC 2010: The LTE G8
Column | 2/3/2010

The mobile vendor in-crowd goes to Barcelona

Radio: The Internet's Best Friend
The Philter | 2/3/2010

8:45 AM Radio does offer a new dimension to reportage, and good radio is worth paying for

Former Juniper Exec Heads for the Clouds
News Analysis | 2/3/2010

Christine Heckart exits Microsoft's IPTV business to join cloud storage vendor NetApp, a key partner of Cisco

Mobile Backhaul Migration Challenges
Video Resources | 2/3/2010

An overview of the challenges that service providers must face when migrating to wireless backhaul infrastructure, as well as the efforts currently underway to synchronize networks via packet synchronization.

Comcast to Acquire New Global Telecom
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/2/2010

MSO looks to amp up its business services growth with purchase of Colorado-based provider of hosted and trunk-based VoIP services

Router Memory Gets a 100G Makeover
News Analysis | 2/2/2010

Tiny MoSys says it's got a way to simplify the gobs of memory interface that have to back a 100-Gbit/s linecard

iPad: The Touch of Death?
Jonestown | 2/2/2010

4:00 PM Rumors of the death of the mobile Web are greatly exaggerated

VoIP Still Threatens Legacy Carriers
News Analysis | 2/2/2010

The first phase of VoIP didn't truly disrupt the traditional voice model, but the next round likely will, thanks to players like Google

Optimum Lightpath Turns on 40G in NYC
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/2/2010

New transport service aims to replace multiple 10-Gbit/s optical transport links used by many New York companies

KDDI Tests Airvana's 3G Femtos
News Analysis | 2/2/2010

Japan's CDMA operator KDDI will test 3G femtocells in March using equipment from Airvana and Hitachi

Say Cheese!
Contentinople | 2/2/2010

10:35 AM Apple's iPad may have a camera after all

NEC Adopts SON for Its LTE
News Analysis | 2/2/2010

NEC adds self-organizing network (SON) capabilities from Actix to its LTE family

Heavy Reading: Tackling the Backhaul Bottleneck
LRTV Interviews | 2/2/2010

Heavy Reading Senior Analyst Patrick Donegan talks about the backhaul rollout challenges facing mobile operators and the proliferation of approaches being adopted to deal with the backhaul bottleneck

ThePlatform Encroaches on Brightcove's Turf
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/2/2010

Comcast unit revamps its Web TV publishing systems to keep up with the demands of high-end clients, but simplifies it to address the midmarket

Where Is the Sprint 3G Femtocell?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2010

Sprint and Airvana are quiet on the prospects of a launch anytime soon for the box that improves data coverage in the home UPDATED 2/2/2010

UTStarcom Packs for China
News Analysis | 2/1/2010

CEO Peter Blackmore is out, and the company is moving to Beijing after receiving $48.5M in investments

Jobs: Adobe Is Lazy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/1/2010

The Apple CEO defends his decision not to include Flash on the iPad

India Ends 2009 on a Mobile High
News Analysis | 2/1/2010

On average, India's mobile operators collectively added more than 20,000 new customers every hour during 2009. EVERY HOUR!!!

Tellabs, Skinny Dividends & iPad
The Philter | 2/1/2010

G.hn Gets Some Love
The Bauminator | 2/1/2010

11:40 AM DirecTV picked MoCA for multiroom DVRs, but it's also testing out G.hn, an emerging challenger

Amazon Gives In to Publisher
Contentinople | 2/1/2010

10:30 AM After a heated spat over e-book prices, Amazon surrenders to Macmillan

DT Wins Dark Fiber Ruling
EuroBlog | 2/1/2010

9:40 AM As Deutsche Telekom wins FTTC dark fiber ruling, Vodafone makes its own VDSL plans

Cable Travels Green Road With 'SEMI'
LR Cable News Analysis | 2/1/2010

SCTE aims to help cable ops shave the energy costs of individual systems by as much as 30 percent with 'Smart Energy Management Initiative'

Calix Catches More Ethernet Fever
News Analysis | 2/1/2010

Someday they'll come up with a vaccine for that

LTE Device Mock-Up at MWC
Wireless Bits | 2/1/2010

7:05 AM First glimpse of DoCoMo device in Barcelona

Michael O'Hara: Mobile World Congress 2010 Preview
LRTV Interviews | 2/1/2010

Michael O'Hara, the GSMA's chief marketing officer, says mobile broadband and application delivery will take the stage right alongside new devices at this year's industry-wide confab in Barcelona

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