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AT&T's All-IP Tests Won't Answer Key Questions
Rewired | 2/28/2014

Dropping circuit-switched voice in a rural Alabama area and a Florida suburb doesn't address competitive interconnection issues

SeaChange Battles Against the Tide
News Analysis | 2/28/2014

Waves of delayed orders and acceptances washed over video vendor's expected revenues for Q4, causing it to fall far short of its earlier financial guidance for quarter.

Open Networking Summit: Bar Mitzvah for SDNs
News Analysis | 2/28/2014

The ONS marks a big step in SDN's coming of age.

Finding the Value in Transportation Telematics
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/28/2014

Transportation and telecommunications are growing closer together.

Euronews: UK Spooks Tapped Into Yahoo Webcam Chats
News Analysis | 2/28/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: MWC14 breaks records; Belgacom slips in 2013; Deutsche Telekom plans job cuts in Greece.

WebRTC & the Rise of the WebCo
Que Sera Sarah | 2/28/2014

WebRTC is a big opportunity for telcos, but it's a technology that could shape up without them. Heard this story before?

Defending the Mobile Core
News Analysis | 2/28/2014

Arbor extends its network security reach into the packet core.

The Telecom Firm That Lives Dangerously
News Analysis | 2/28/2014

Need mobile towers in life-threatening markets? There's a company for that...

Ticket Price Shock for New Dodgers Network
News Analysis | 2/27/2014

The new Los Angeles Dodgers sports network, SportsNet LA, is asking for monthly fees between $4.50 and $5 per sub from pay-TV providers. Many are resisting.

Hotspot 2.0 Makes Slow & Steady Progress
News Analysis | 2/27/2014

It's not a sea change, but operator support for Hotspot 2.0 is starting to ramp up.

TiVo Racks Up More Big Gains
News Analysis | 2/27/2014

The DVR pioneer sets another record by posting 313,000 new cable subscribers for the fourth quarter. Sales topped $100 million for the quarter and $400 million for the year for the first time.

Dell Has Big NFV Plans
News Analysis | 2/27/2014

Computer and software maker planning a corporate-wide effort to engage in what it sees as a major transformation for telecom.

SK Telecom Gives Dialing a Makeover
Que Sera Sarah | 2/27/2014

It was the first with VoLTE and now the first to make how its customers call prettier and potentially more lucrative.

The New Resonant Relationship Between NEPs & Their Customers
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/27/2014

Operators and network equipment providers are facing uncertainty together, pooling their understanding of what the future might look like. For network equipment providers, this uncertain future has meant becoming even more responsive to the needs of their operator customers, and responding to the network functions virtualization (NFV) challenge.

Euronews: Telefónica Plans Capex Rise
News Analysis | 2/27/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Testing times at Spirent; NSN provides vendor funding in Saudi; EE's on its way to Wembley.

Telefónica Latches on to Mobile Security
News Analysis | 2/27/2014

Can Latch keep consumers safe in the digital world? Chema Alonso, CEO of Telefonica Digital subsidiary Eleven Paths, thinks it can.

MWC14: Day 3 – 5G & Retro Wheels
Slide Shows | 2/27/2014

The future and the past met head-on at MWC this time, with some firms pitching next-gen tech while sporting retro vehicles - check it out!

ClariPhy Tackles the 400G Challenge
News Analysis | 2/27/2014

With OFC looming, chip maker says its LightSpeed-II SoCs double 100G component data rate at half the cost per bit.

MWC14: Small, Virtual & Secure
Shades of Ray | 2/27/2014

Our reports from MWC14 show small cells and virtualization have been the key networking trends.

Cablevision Bounces Back
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

After suffering across-the-board customer losses in the third quarter, Cablevision posts broadband subscriber gains and lower-than-expected video subscriber losses for the fourth.

Cisco Watchers Blinded by SDN
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

Cisco can prosper even if every datacenter stops buying its switches.

NFV Group Preps Its Afterlife
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

The ETSI industry specification group for NFV gave itself two years to achieve its goals but now it's looking at how it can extend its life beyond 2014.

CenturyLink Cloud Goes Hyper
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

New Hyperscale offering and expanded footprint is first look at what the combined cloud operation will be able to deliver.

Comcast-Netflix: It's Really All About TWC
Alantown | 2/26/2014

Two Wall Street analysts contend that Comcast struck a sweetheart peering deal with Netflix now to clear the way for regulatory approval of its proposed $45.2 billion buyout of Time Warner Cable.

AT&T: Hotspot 2.0 Integral to Multimode Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

AT&T says it's counting on next-generation hotspot technology to support new WiFi services and enhance its multimode small cell plans.

Korean Telecom Launches Cloud DVR
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

Alticast's Media Cloud Platform is powering the cloud DVR service for the telco's satellite TV service, covering a footprint of more than 4 million subscribers in South Korea.

Cisco CEO: It's Early Days for Virtualization
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

But SDN and NFV will be important for Cisco as part of an architecture, says the big boss.

Euronews: Ericsson Lands 'Project Spring' Deal
News Analysis | 2/26/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria disappoints; Czech developments; SFR puts brakes on Viviendi.

MWC14: Day 2 – Space Cats & Carrier Bonding
Slide Shows | 2/26/2014

Space cats, small cells, and LTE-Advanced - the very essence of Barcelona. Probably.

TiVo Embraces Low-End DTAs
News Analysis | 2/25/2014

TiVo, which has focused on high-end digital set-tops up till now, reaches down to put its user interface on low-end digital transport adapters.

Deutsche Telekom Works Toward One Network
News Analysis | 2/25/2014

Forget mobile, the German operator wants one converged network and is working on moving its European footprint to all-IP before the end of 2014.

Ready or Not, Here Comes 5G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/25/2014

It may be years away from commercial deployment, but 5G is already showing up in long-term R&D plans.

The Dangerous Reaction to Netflix-Comcast
Rewired | 2/25/2014

Media response to this deal has been a little too hysterical, given the deal's true nature - but does that reveal a bigger problem?

Libon Liberates Orange From RCS
Que Sera Sarah | 2/25/2014

Orange is smart not to place all its bets on RCS, but build a service that will work for all users, regardless of the network or OTT app being used.

NGMN Kickstarts 5G Initiative
News Analysis | 2/25/2014

And before you ask... they're trying to figure out what 5G is, too.

TDD Camp Targets WiMax, FDD Operators
News Analysis | 2/25/2014

WiMax has lost the race against LTE, but it's still part of the 4G wars.

Euronews: Vodafone Tests LTE Broadcast
News Analysis | 2/25/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson and Etisalat plan future together; Slim's Austrian alliance; antitrust warning.

MWC14: Day 1 – Bustlin' Barcelona
Slide Shows | 2/25/2014

We came, we saw, we stood in line...

MWC14: Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg
LRTV Interviews | 2/25/2014

Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg talks about indoor coverage, the telco cloud, the Ciena relationship, and the World Cup in an interview at Mobile World Congress 2014.

WiFi: Small Cells' Trojan Horse?
News Analysis | 2/25/2014

Ruckus Wireless CEO says equipping cities with WiFi is one of the quickest ways to get rights to deploy small cells on their infrastructure.

Operators See Eye-to-Eye on SIM-Based Security
News Analysis | 2/25/2014

A number of major mobile operators have joined forces on a new mobile identity service designed to improve end-user security.

Rovi Snaps Up Veveo
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Rovi plunks down up to $70 million for the voice-based TV search and recommendation specialist.

ADC Vendor A10 Networks Plans IPO
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

A10 Networks caps a busy year in application delivery controllers by filing for its IPO.

VoLTE: So Close You Can Hear It
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

The GSMA expects 20 VoLTE launches this year as the operators work through their last niggling issues with the 4G voice technology.

TM Forum Tries ZOOMing to NFV
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

The forum announces a more radical approach to reshaping the back-office systems to support virtualization.

AT&T's Cloud Future Takes Shape
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Operator has tapped Ericsson, Tail-f, and Metaswitch for development, startup Affirmed Networks for a vEPC with more vendors to come in 2014.

Comcast-Netflix Peering Deal: A Game-Changer?
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Now that Netflix has agreed to pay Comcast for direct access to the MSO's broadband subscribers, how long before Verizon, AT&T, and otherss demand similar deals?

CenturyLink Drives a Nail Into Osmine’s Coffin
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Ericsson signs up a major customer for its new service provider IT (SPIT) offering, freeing CenturyLink from some of its OSS servitude.

Euronews: NSN Lands £250M Antenna Deal With EE
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Anti-capitalist protest hits MWC attendees; Telefonica goes loco on NFV; Deutsche Telekom launches encryption app.

MWC14: The Arrival
Slide Shows | 2/24/2014

Light Reading is at Mobile World Congress! Check out some of the shots from the totally unofficial opening Sunday.

Demonstrators Disrupt MWC
Shades of Ray | 2/24/2014

Trains halted, attendees stuck as anti-capitalists disrupt transport connections to Mobile World Congress.

HP Attempts NFV Surprise Despite Spoilers
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

HP today introduced OpenNFV, a program designed to help service providers accelerate innovation and launch new services faster and more cheaply.

AT&T LTE Roams to 13 More Countries
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Carrier has forged LTE data roaming agreements in 15 countries, as well as updating its international travel app.

Qualcomm Chips in on Cisco Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Qualcomm is adding more small cell partners to its roster with announcements from Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, and ip.access.

Ericsson Dials Up Operator Support for Radio Dot
News Analysis | 2/24/2014

Vodafone says it will buy Ericsson's Dot Radio, and SoftBank says it will test the small cells, which are expected to go into trials in Q2.

Telefónica Unveils Aggressive NFV Plans
News Analysis | 2/23/2014

Carrier's CTO says the Spanish giant can't wait any longer for the benefits that network functions virtualization (NFV) can bring to its international network.

Juniper Expands Its Virtual World
News Analysis | 2/23/2014

Juniper offers to help carriers become telco 'cloud builders' with an expanded range of network management tools, virtualized functions and router capacity upgrades that build on its SDN story.

Ericsson Steps Up Network Security Push
News Analysis | 2/23/2014

Swedish giant decides it's time to start talking about network security issues and the capabilities it already has in its portfolio.

Google's Phone Prototype: It Takes 3D to Tango
Jonestown | 2/22/2014

Ready for the next level of big-data collection? Say "hi" to Google's 3D mapping "Project Tango" smartphone.

After TWC Miss, Charter Looks Inward
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

After losing TW Cable to Comcast, Charter shifts its main focus back to its own operations while retaining interest in "wisely acquiring subs" from other cable operators.

What the [Bleep] Is Fronthaul?
Jonestown | 2/21/2014

If, like me, you were wondering what the hell "fronthaul" is... well, this is the simplest explanation I could pull together.

Aereo Injunction Sets Stage for Supremes
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

The Utah federal court ruling against Aereo sets the stage for the Supreme Court to decide whether the streaming video startup is violating copyright law.

Juniper Bows to Investor Pressure, Refocuses
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

Juniper Networks unveils a new operating plan that pleases activist investor Elliott Management and brings Kevin DeNuccio on board.

CommScope Suffers Broadband Slump
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

Equipment vendor reports steady wireless market gains but declines in both enterprise and broadband segments for fourth quarter.

Verizon Gets Its Freedom From Vodafone
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

As of Friday, Verizon is 100% independent of its former UK-based partner.

Euronews: Consumers Freak Out Over Data Security
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

Also: Telefonica Digital invests in e-health services startup; parent Telefonica preps mass LTE roaming service at MWC; Astellia buys Ingenia; and Jolla gets ready to take Sailfish global.

Carrier WiFi: The Handoff Tradeoff
Que Sera Sarah | 2/21/2014

Seamless handoff is a big issue for carrier WiFi, but the industry isn't coalescing around one way to do it.

MWC Offers Peek at NFV Projects
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

Intel, Cyan, RAD and Dell among the vendors either showing off technology used in ETSI NFV proofs of concept or talking about them.

Cisco's Quantum SON Shines on Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/21/2014

Cisco is now testing self-optimizing networks features for macro and small cell networks on 3G and 4G.

NSN to Take Its Flexi Zone to Work
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

NSN will take its distributed small cells approach indoor for businesses, but timing of general availability could still be key.

Momentum Mounts for Cable WiFi
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

Cable companies have a lot to gain from the next-generation WiFi standards that will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress next week.

Arris Rides Capex Wave in Q4
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

Surging shipments of cable and IPTV set-tops, video gateways, and CCAP devices drive higher than expected sales and earnings for equipment vendor.

NSN Turns Up Pre-MWC Volume
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

The vendor has used the weeks ahead of Mobile World Congress to update the market on its mobile infrastructure and service provider IT (SPIT) developments.

Cogent Gearing for Another Peering Battle
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

Cogent's Dave Schaeffer says he doesn't like to fight, but he's not backing down from war with Verizon over Netflix traffic.

Verizon Deploys AlcaLu's LTE Small Cells
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

Verizon says it's deploying Alcatel-Lucent's small cells in indoor and outdoor locations as part of its HetNet strategy.

Kontron Capitalizes on Security Jitters
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

Security concerns are changing procurement strategies, claims ATCA platform vendor.

Euronews: NSN Mulls Juniper Merger – Report
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE nears 2 million on 4G; Belgacom rolls out VDSL2; Telecom Italia invests in startups.

MWC 2014: Single-Mode 4G Small Cells Ahoy?
Jonestown | 2/20/2014

Single-mode public access LTE small cells are easier to produce and deploy but, as ever, don't expect them to arrive on the market at any great speed.

Understanding the Market for Network Virtualization
Column | 2/20/2014

Network virtualization is emerging as a potentially key carrier datacenter trend, but what's it all about?

Cavium Powers an LTE Pixie
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

More small cell SoC (system-on-a-chip) vendors show off their wares in Barcelona.

DT Backs Jibe's Cross-Carrier RCS
News Analysis | 2/20/2014

The European operator will be the first to connect to Jibe Mobile's RCS Hub, promising interoperable, advanced communications - once others join on as well.

Google Fiber Shifts Into High Gear
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Google unit explores expanding its 1Gbit/s service to nine major US markets, extending its reach nationwide.

Facebook to Acquire WhatsApp for $16B
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

The social network will get WhatsApp's 450 million deep customer base to the tune of $19 billion in cash and stock.

BlackBerry's Chen Lashes Out at T-Mobile Offer
Jonestown | 2/19/2014

BlackBerry CEO is "outraged" at T-Mobile offer to tempt BB users onto its network with the promise of an iPhone.

Vendors Catch NFV Fever
Shades of Ray | 2/19/2014

Only days before Mobile World Congress, NFV is a hotter industry term than LTE.

Take the 4G Train: More Wireless in NYC Subways
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Eleven more stations in Manhattan and the borough of Queens to get 3G, 4G, and WiFi underground as all of the big 4 US carriers get onboard with the subway DAS project.

IPoDWDM the Star of Ericsson-Ciena Show
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

A joint development between Ericsson and Ciena suggests a new day for IPoDWDM, courtesy of SDN's multi-vendor management capabilities.

Cisco Cloud DVR Emerges
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Cisco's new Evolved Services Platform promises to deliver a slate of new virtualized services, including cloud DVR.

Accedian Steps Up Cable Business Drive
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Vendor introduces new NFV-powered module for delivering Ethernet service over DOCSIS coaxial cable networks without need for a plant upgrade.

The Great Peering War Rages Again
Rewired | 2/19/2014

This time, it's Netflix crying foul as broadband ISPs refuse to connect directly to its CDN without extracting extra fees.

ADVA Adds Fronthaul for Mobile Versatility
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

New AnyCell system designed to future-proof fiber-to-the-tower deployments by wireless operators or mobile backhaul providers.

UNVEILED! California's Hottest SDN Startup, Versa Networks
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Led by engineering talent formerly of Juniper Networks, the company is working to bridge enterprise LANs with service provider cloud networks.

Allot: Bandwidth Out of Sync With Mobile Video
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Latest mobile trends reports finds that bandwidth isn't being allocated based on a video's demands, which causes a degraded viewing experience for mobile users.

Euronews: EC to Thwart Telefónica's German M&A Plan?
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom helps make Pisa a smarter city; tough times in Portugal; EE brings jobs home.

Alcatel-Lucent Lays Out Its NFV Plans
News Analysis | 2/19/2014

Alcatel-Lucent's transition from boxes to the cloud is designed to help providers offer more scalable networks to customers, with flexible pricing and greater innovation.

Where Are We With NFV?
LRTV Documentaries | 2/19/2014

With NFV set to be a major topic at this year's Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie says it's a case of when, not if, carriers virtualize their network functions.

Comcast-TWC Deal Stalls Netflix Cable Push
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Talks between Time Warner Cable and Netflix have stalled in the face of Comcast's plans to take over the No. 2 US cable operator.

AT&T Deploys Small Cells & More at Disney
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Operator reveals that it has deployed more than 350 small cells, distributed antennas, and repeats at Disney resorts and hotels.

AT&T, IBM Adopt an Analytical Approach to M2M
Que Sera Sarah | 2/18/2014

Partnership bringing together AT&T's network and M2M connections with IBM's analytics software and security mean big-data insights on small-data connections.

Ericsson's Ciena Tieup: It's a Migration Thing
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Telecom network operators are just now developing their migration strategies, and two partners say they're poised to lead the way.

MWC Top 10: The Best of Barca
Slide Shows | 2/18/2014

Here are 10 of the best things about going to MWC in Barcelona.

Spirent Buys CEM Specialist
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Spirent invests in its service assurance unit with the acquisition of DAX Technologies.

Genband Extends UC Reach With uReach Buy
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Acquisition of uReach aimed at transforming Tier 1 service providers' legacy voicemail systems.

Euronews: Alcatel-Lucent Bags FTTH Deals
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU study detects roamaphobia; Vodafone complains in Spain; BT CEO jumps off tall building.

Pacnet Turns On SDN in APAC, US
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

The network is designed to offer flexibility, reduced cost of operations and pay-as-you-go pricing, with free Starbucks latte for everyone! (We made up the part about Starbucks.)

No Easy Answers on FTTH Investment
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/18/2014

Will the fiber laggards think that playing catch-up is worth the expense? The jury's still out...

Freescale's LTE Small Cell Ambitions
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Freescale expects to see its latest LTE small cell chips in commercial devices in 2015.

Chromecast's App Revolution
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Google's Chromecast platform now hosts more than a dozen official apps, supports dynamic ad insertion, and is drawing attention from the biggest content companies on the planet.

Pica8 Adds Muscle to ABC – 'Anybody But Cisco'
News Analysis | 2/18/2014

Pica8 adds to its arsenal of SDN switches but still has work to do on its go-to-market strategy, believes one industry analyst.

PCCW Throws Spanner in Spectrum Works
News Analysis | 2/17/2014

It's a Hong Kong ding-dong as PCCW sues regulator in latest instalment of spectrum saga.

Video Killed the Radio Star – Redux
Column | 2/17/2014

Why don't cable and IPTV operators deliver a great audio experience to the family TV set?

Is CCAP Already Out of Date?
News Analysis | 2/17/2014

In an interview with Light Reading, Jeff White, CSO of tech startup Gainspeed, shares his company's views on CCAP and the near-term evolution of cable network architectures.

Euronews: Merkel Moots US Data Bypass
News Analysis | 2/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kroes crows about single-market progress; GSMA focuses on M2M; Deutsche Telekom nears Greek deal.

Face-Saving in Seoul Over Huawei Role
News Analysis | 2/17/2014

US keeps Huawei in check with South Korea agreement, but the deal appears to be largely symbolic.

Aeroflex Buys Into SDN Testing
News Analysis | 2/17/2014

Test gear firm adds virtual testing platform with acquisition of Shenick.

HP Preps Launch of NFV Unit – Report
News Analysis | 2/17/2014

Current head of networking switched to new network functions virtualization (NFV) business.

Rival MSOs, Tech Rivals Unite on WiFi
News Analysis | 2/14/2014

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Charter are teaming up with tech rivals to push a WiFi agenda in Washington with new cross-industry coalition.

Brocade's Datacenter Push Paying Off
News Analysis | 2/14/2014

Brocade's fiscal first quarter earnings show a rise in datacenter fabric sales that validates a recent strategy shift.

What's Next for TWC
News Analysis | 2/14/2014

Comcast and TW Cable execs spell out ambitious upgrade plans for TWC both before and after deal closes.

Are Telcos Still Playing Cloud Catch-Up?
News Analysis | 2/14/2014

Analysts see new a generation of cloud buyers looking more for apps and business solutions than the infrastructure telecom clouds often deliver.

How Will Ciena + Ericsson Play Out?
Shades of Ray | 2/14/2014

Could they be more than just friends with benefits?

Ciena, Ericsson Embark on SDN, Optical Love Affair
News Analysis | 2/14/2014

Will they swap line cards over a Valentine's Day glass of champagne? Ciena and Ericsson are joining forces to develop packet/optical technology for the SDN era.

Comcast-TWC Deal: Playing All the Numbers
Alantown | 2/14/2014

Comcast is ponying up $45.2 billion for Time Warner Cable for much more than TWC's 11 million or so video customers.

Euronews: Europe Gets an All-IP Network
News Analysis | 2/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: European M&A puts brakes on Liberty Global; Swisscom's data-security mess; Maroc Telecom numbers hit by tax bill.

What's Next for Charter?
Alantown | 2/14/2014

After getting trumped by Comcast in its pursuit of TW Cable, Charter must go back to the drawing board if it still wants to boost its size significantly.

Sprint Accelerator: Changing Carrier DNA
Slide Shows | 2/14/2014

Sprint's new Accelerator in downtown Kansas City is designed to bring healthcare innovation to the city and to show Sprint how an entrepreneur runs things.

Big Switch CEO: We're Not for Sale
News Analysis | 2/13/2014

Doug Murray says he's a builder, not a seller.

Comcast's TWC Coup: 3 Things to Know
News Analysis | 2/13/2014

Here are three things you need to know if the Comcast deal to acquire Time Warner Cable goes through.

Hello, Components – We're Back!
Shades of Ray | 2/13/2014

We're getting jiggy with components and making out with modules. That's just how we roll.

New Citrix Box Lands Amid WAN Optimism
News Analysis | 2/13/2014

Citrix unveils a WAN optimization appliance with virtual Windows app servers, while WAN optimization market hopes build.

Top European MSOs Embrace Next-Gen Video
News Analysis | 2/13/2014

Kabel Deutschland licenses RDK IP video software for set-tops, while Virgin Media signs up 2 millionth TiVo subscriber.

Euronews: EU Wants More Say Over the Internet
News Analysis | 2/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: KPN boss sees M&A ahead; Vodafone's Indian row will run and run; and so will Nokia's.

Comcast Strikes $45B Deal for TWC
News Analysis | 2/13/2014

Comcast trumps Charter with a takeover deal.

Chambers Caught in 90s Deja Vu
News Analysis | 2/12/2014

Upbeat Cisco chairman and CEO says Internet of Everything is about to explode and his company will grab its share of $19 trillion pie.

Huawei Buys OSS Vendor
News Analysis | 2/12/2014

The Chinese company revamps its approach to the network management market with an acquisition and a shift in its go-to-market strategy.

The 5 Stages of Dropping Your Smartphone Down the Toilet
Slide Shows | 2/12/2014

We've all been there. We've all done it -- perhaps multiple times. Strangely, we never learn.

Cyan Packs One-Two Product Upgrade Punch
News Analysis | 2/12/2014

On the heels of financial results that left Wall Street unimpressed, the vendor announces major new features for its SDN and metro optical gear.

Salary Survey: What's It Worth to You?
Que Sera Sarah | 2/12/2014

Light Reading is now accepting responses to its fourth annual telecom industry salary survey, exploring hiring, firing, raises, job satisfaction, and opportunities in the space.

How Do You Get to SDN From Here?
News Analysis | 2/12/2014

New report from ONF Migration Working Group details migration strategies for SDN based on experience of pioneers Google, NTT, and

Euronews: ONO Snubs Vodafone, Opts for IPO
News Analysis | 2/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor holds its own; Dutch do their own metadata-snooping; Brussels gets 4G.

Public Access Small Cells: Off to a Slow Start
LRTV Documentaries | 2/12/2014

With small cells set to be a hot topic at Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Patrick Donegan explains why the market for public access small cells hasn't yet taken off in the way that some had anticipated.

Chinese Startups Dominate January VC Funding
News Analysis | 2/12/2014

Chinese startups dominated the mobile venture capital (VC) funding last month.

China Telecom Puts eOTDR to the Test
News Analysis | 2/12/2014

China Telecom is looking to speed up its fiber access broadband maintenance operations.

Know Your Small Cell: Home, Enterprise, or Public Access?
Jonestown | 2/11/2014

Small cells - they're not just one size fits all.

Charter Seeks to Replace TWC Board
News Analysis | 2/11/2014

As expected, Charter proposes full slate of 13 nominees to take over TWC's board of directors as prospects mount for hostile takeover bid.

Sprint Plans Indoor, Outdoor Small Cells in 2014
News Analysis | 2/11/2014

Small cells are an important part of Sprint's network investment, and execs say both indoor and outdoor deployments will begin this year.

Verizon Pulls Plug on Smart-Home Service
News Analysis | 2/11/2014

Verizon has officially closed up shop on its 4Home-powered Home Monitoring and Control service as it weighs other smart-home options.

Euronews: Telcos Must Get Radical on Cuts, Finds Study
News Analysis | 2/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone gets together with MoneyGram; Lenovo looks to Africa; Nokia goes Android?

SDN: A Particular Set of Skills Much in Demand
DOS Attack | 2/11/2014

A rapidly growing number of SDN technologists are changing office addresses.

Is Comcast Ready for Big Hack Attack?
News Analysis | 2/11/2014

Concerned about Comcast's precautions, experts recommend that subscribers change their account passwords after last week's apparent hacker attack on MSO.

Ericsson Balances 'Open' Future, Legacy Past
News Analysis | 2/10/2014

While firmly supporting OpenDaylight, Ericsson also sees why telecom providers aren't entirely comfortable with de facto standards.

A Géant In Europe's Science Community
Column | 2/10/2014

Dr John Chevers describes what he gets up to in the course of a week as chief business development officer at DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe).

Amdocs Shines SON Acquisitions on RAN
News Analysis | 2/10/2014

IT company is staking its claim in RAN optimization via repackaging of its recent Actix and Celcite acquisitions.

Service Innovation: Crucial for Mobile Operators
LRTV Documentaries | 2/10/2014

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading chief analyst Graham Finnie discusses one of the key challenges facing mobile network operators today - service innovation.

Euronews: Vodafone Homes In On ONO
News Analysis | 2/10/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson upgrades in Greece; Deutsche Telekom takes control of Czech unit; Telefonica fined on its home turf.

Not Your Grandma's Carrier WiFi
Que Sera Sarah | 2/10/2014

The challenges and opportunities around carrier WiFi are evolving as unlicensed spectrum starts to get more important.

TWC Sees Competitive Edge in CE 2.0
News Analysis | 2/7/2014

Time Warner Cable becomes North America's most notable Carrier Ethernet 2.0 service provider, certifying for all six business service classes.

WiFi Roaming: The Technical Considerations
Column | 2/7/2014

WiFi is increasingly ubiquitous, but it can be a challenge to enable users to roam between 802.11x wireless networks.

Joint Qualcomm & AlcaLu Small Cells Due Mid-Year
News Analysis | 2/7/2014

The first multimode small cells to spring from Qualcomm's investment in Alcatel-Lucent will be available to enterprises mid year, the companies say.

Redbox Instant Grows, But How Much?
News Analysis | 2/7/2014

Parent company Outerwall says rental streaming service Redbox Instant is growing, but it won't share subscriber numbers just yet.

Verizon: Security Compliance Coming Up Short
News Analysis | 2/7/2014

New report due out next week shows compliance with industry standards for payment cards is still sorely lacking.

Euronews: Sochi Gets 4G
News Analysis | 2/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EC slams Turkey's Internet clampdown plan; Irish eyes aren't smiling; Tele2 sheds customers.

Embrane Helps Cisco Build Its SDN Strategy
News Analysis | 2/7/2014

Embrane will help Cisco in its pie-fight against VMware.

MWC: 10 Things That Could Melt Your Mind
Slide Shows | 2/7/2014

Here's some stuff that could make you barking mad in Barca.

Fibertech Claims US Small-Cell First
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

Fibertech says it has launched the first commercial outdoor metro small-cell site in the US for a major mobile operator.

Cisco Investing $6 Million in Embrane: Reports
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

Investment in SDN specialist beefs up Cisco's strengths for the higher levels of the networking stack.

Next Up: RDK Streaming Sticks
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

HDMI streaming sticks and the cable-ready RDK platform are both trending, so Alticast has decided to marry the two.

Ericsson Bags Azuki Systems
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

Ericsson accelerates drive into TV Everywhere market by striking deal for Azuki, a software specialist focused on adaptive video streaming and content protection.

Devicescape Adds Insights, Interactivity to WiFi
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

Company offers operators analytics on usage across its 20 million deep WiFi network.

Going to MWC? Let Us Know!
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/6/2014

Heading to Barcelona? So are we! Let's do lunch. Or breakfast. Or some damn thing.

Alcatel-Lucent Shifts Up a Gear to End 2013
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

Margins and share price are up, costs are down and a buyer for the Enterprise division has been found as the Shift Plan kicks in.

Taqua Lets Mobile Users Talk Over WiFi
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

New software lets mobile users make calls and send messages over WiFi directly from the phone's dialer.

Addressing the Needs of Mobile & Wireless Networks Through SDN
Column | 2/6/2014

It's time to focus on the software-defined networking (SDN) needs of mobile operators.

Euronews: Vodafone Suffers Sales Slump
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK trio launch mobile money platform; AlcaLu shifts its fortunes; Google settles search row with EC.

Netflix to Spend Big, Strike Cable Deals in 2014
News Analysis | 2/6/2014

Netflix intends to spend $3 billion on content rights, expand reach in Europe, and roll out service with US cable operators in the coming year.

The Case for LTE-Advanced
LRTV Documentaries | 2/6/2014

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Gabriel Brown talks about the early deployments of LTE-Advanced 4G and the advantages it can deliver to operators and their customers.

LTE Hits the Ton: Now Live in 100 Countries
News Analysis | 2/5/2014

GSA says that LTE networks are now live in 100 countries around the world.

Bross Takes On Cisco with Router Startup
News Analysis | 2/5/2014

Matt Bross is back in town and heading up a router startup that's hedging its bets on on-chip photonics.

Standards Lose Steam as Software Dominates
News Analysis | 2/5/2014

Focus shifts to open-source answers to common problems, rather than hidebound standards, say speakers at OpenDaylight Summit.

Aereo Hits Capacity Crunch Again
News Analysis | 2/5/2014

For the second time in less than a week, Aereo has stopped taking on new customers in one of its markets, citing capacity woes in Atlanta.

Euronews: 21 Géant Leaps for Mankind?
News Analysis | 2/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Transmode profits plummet; Kabel Deutschland on the up; BT's home-lovin' smartphone.

Carriers Back Barack's ConnectED Broadband Plan With Big Bucks
News Analysis | 2/5/2014

AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and Apple are among the private companies backing President Obama's education broadband project.

Samsung Bets on Beppe for Euro Leadership
News Analysis | 2/5/2014

Former NSN man Giuseppe 'Beppe' Donagemma is the new head of Samsung Networks Europe.

Comcast Launches Cloud DVR
News Analysis | 2/4/2014

Largest US MSO joins Cablevision Systems in offering network-based DVR service to video subscribers, introducing product in Boston area.

Blessed Are the SDN Switchmakers
Column | 2/4/2014

Photos of the Papal inaugurations of 2005 and 2013 reveal sweeping changes in data networking. Seriously.

Light Reading's Back in California
Shades of Ray | 2/4/2014

After a brief hiatus, Light Reading has a West Coast Bureau again -- meet one man and his dog...

Shedding Light on Heavy Reading
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 2/4/2014

Why Heavy Reading is at the heart of the 'reborn' Light Reading.

OpenDaylight Unveils Open-Source SDN Controller
News Analysis | 2/4/2014

A scant 10 months after its founding, the consortium announces functional software code for open-source SDN, including service provider hooks.

Nadella Promotion Ends Microsoft CEO Search
News Analysis | 2/4/2014

After a five-month search, Microsoft has decided to promote its own cloud computing lead to fill Ballmer's shoes as CEO.

Adobe Preps for Sochi Games
News Analysis | 2/4/2014

Adobe's Primetime TV publishing platform will power NBC's multiscreen coverage of Winter Olympics.

Innovid Eyes Ad Tech Gains
News Analysis | 2/4/2014

After forming partnership with Cisco, Innovid seeks to bring interactive TV ads to second screens and set-top boxes as market players try to put pieces together.

Euronews: KPN to Axe up to 2,000 Dutch Jobs
News Analysis | 2/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ARM sees Q4 revenues rise; AlcaLu's Libyan subsea project; Irish takeover bid prompts EC concerns.

Digging Into Mobile Security
Shades of Ray | 2/4/2014

Mobile operators need to figure out how to protect their networks and their subscriber data in an all-IP 4G world - and they need to do it now.

Mobile Security: The Snowden Fallout
LRTV Documentaries | 2/4/2014

Ahead of Mobile World Congress, Heavy Reading senior analyst Patrick Donegan talks about how mobile operators are reacting to customer privacy concerns post-Snowden and how they're dealing with potential network threats in an all-IP 4G world.

TWC: How the Mighty Have Fallen
Alantown | 2/3/2014

Power outage in Los Angeles during the Super Bowl broadcast represents the latest in a series of embarrassments for Time Warner Cable.

Tough Road Ahead for Sprint/T-Mobile?
Jonestown | 2/3/2014

It appears that US regulators may not be too wild about Sprint and T-Mobile combining into a massive mobile power house.

Beal's New Gig: Integrating Vodafone & Tata?
Que Sera Sarah | 2/3/2014

Matt Beal's new job description could expand greatly if Vodafone is to acquire all of Tata's telecom assets, as rumored.

Affirmed Claims Mobile NFV Customers, Trials
News Analysis | 2/3/2014

Affirmed CEO tells Light Reading that the mobile NFV startup now has 10 commercial deployments under its belt.

Short Shift: Analyst Doubts AlcaLu's Cost-Cutting Ability
News Analysis | 2/3/2014

Despite recent moves, a Jefferies analyst says Alcatel-Lucent could fall well short of its Shift Plan cost-cutting goal for 2015.

Mobile World Congress: Our Key Players
Que Sera Sarah | 2/3/2014

Meet the team of Light Reading editors and Heavy Reading analysts who will be out at MWC in full force.

Aereo Preps San Antonio, Hits Capacity in NYC
News Analysis | 2/3/2014

Controversial OTT video services player announces San Antonio launch as it runs out of capacity in New York City.

Euronews: EE, 3 UK Share 4G Future
News Analysis | 2/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Network sharing in France; regulators' rumble; mobile commerce moves.

MWC: Pinning Down Hot SPIT
LRTV Documentaries | 2/3/2014

SDN and NFV are set to dominate the service provider IT (SPIT) agenda at Mobile World Congress 2014, but there's a lot more hot stuff to check out.

Must Haves for the Big Game? DAS & WiFi
Column | 2/2/2014

While many NFL and big league stadiums are upgrading to high-powered DAS and WiFi systems, today's university stadiums and campuses are in need of major league solutions.

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