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Disney Joins Hulu
Contentinople | 4/30/2009

5:30 PM The House of Mouse finally makes it official, taking an equity stake in the site

Going Soft in Europe
EuroBlog | 4/30/2009

5:10 PM Telecom software's hot, baby!

Pricing Doc$i$ 3.0
The Bauminator | 4/30/2009

4:50 PM Why does it cost an arm and leg from one MSO, and just a leg from another?

Softbank's Debt Promise
AsiaBlog | 4/30/2009

4:30 PM Debt pay-off prediction made by upbeat CEO after profits rise

Comcast's $1B Bandwidth Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/30/2009

SDV be damned! MSO's sticking with an 'all-digital' bandwidth strategy that, it says, costs just 10% of a physical plant rebuild

OSS Firms: Are You Experienced?
News Analysis | 4/30/2009

Customer Experience Management is an approach that is gaining traction amongst vendors and operators, but how big is the market?

Ethernet Expo: Europe 2009 Preview
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/30/2009

Is carrier Ethernet really recession-proof? And how can enterprises and service providers benefit most from Ethernet?

AlcaLu, Bharti Form Joint Venture
News Analysis | 4/30/2009

AlcaLu and Bharti Airtel form new venture to run the carrier's fixed network, a move that will net the vendor $500M in revenues

Arris Readies for a Rebound
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/30/2009

Cable vendor gets off to an expected slow start in 2009, but sees brighter times ahead as MSOs ramp up Docsis 3.0 deployments

Motorola's Loss Widens
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/30/2009

The hurt continues for Motorola, but the company is promising a narrower loss and pinning its hopes on Android in the coming months

Ericsson Holds Up in Q1
News Analysis | 4/30/2009

Ericsson's profits take a hit from restructuring costs and its joint ventures, but its network infrastructure sales are holding steady

JDSU to Close Picolight Fab
News Analysis | 4/30/2009

A manufacturing shuffle moves Picolight's VCSEL work to San Jose while handing other products over to contract partners

WildBlue Makes Stimulus Pitch
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/30/2009

Satellite broadband firm says it needs funds to develop and deploy a new system that can deliver downstream speeds in excess of 18 Mbit/s

First Call
The Philter | 4/30/2009

8:35 AM Qwest's line loss leader, Verizon's broadband huffing, and Sycamore saves cash

Viking Victory for Infinera
News Analysis | 4/30/2009

TeliaSonera is upgrading its 'Viking' US transport network, replacing its current optical network with new gear from Infinera

JDSU's Forecast Disappoints
News Analysis | 4/29/2009

Q3 earnings arrive as lukewarm as expected, and there seems slim chance of happier news to come in Q4

More Oclaro Numbers
Craig's A-List | 4/29/2009

5:45 PM Stupid math tricks would seem to reveal an 'up' forecast

Time Warner Spins Off AOL
Contentinople | 4/29/2009

4:55 PM The much-anticipated spinoff is finally formally filed

A Real Swine Flu Scare
Monkey Bidness | 4/29/2009

3:50 PM It is not – she repeats, NOT – Obama's fault

Bharti Profits From Mobile Boom
News Analysis | 4/29/2009

Indian operator sees revenues, profits, and customer uptake soar in the past year. Now it needs services like IPTV to help raise ARPUs

China Mobile Enters Taiwan
News Analysis | 4/29/2009

China Mobile agrees to take a 12% stake in, and strategically ally with, Taiwan's Far EasTone

Qwest Profits From Job, Cost Cuts
News Analysis | 4/29/2009

While other telcos dare to take fiber to the home, Qwest takes a red pen to its budget and payroll

TWC Basics Boosted by Digital Transition
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/29/2009

MSO surprises by adding 36,000 basic video subs in the quarter, and notes that it's launching Docsis 3.0 in NYC this summer

Hello, Moto SDV
The Bauminator | 4/29/2009

12:20 PM Time Warner is starting to deploy switched digital video in its smaller Motorola-based digital footprint

India Auction Fever
AsiaBlog | 4/29/2009

11:00 AM Will auctions be the answer to India's 2G spectrum woes?

Germany's Monster 4G Auction
Wireless Bits | 4/29/2009

10:35 AM It's a lot of spectrum

DoCoMo Sets HSUPA Date
AsiaBlog | 4/29/2009

10:10 AM June launch for HSUPA as DoCoMo's data revenues rise

Verizon: The 7th Largest MSO?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 4/29/2009

9:45 AM Verizon would have to pass up Cablevision to enter the top five

Is Nortel M&A Near?
EuroBlog | 4/29/2009

9:15 AM Latest reports suggest asset sales soon

Russia Clutters Finnish 4G Spectrum
Wireless Bits | 4/29/2009

8:55 AM Finnish operators can't use so-called digital dividend spectrum

Last Call
The Philter | 4/28/2009

TV's changed in two years, Charter troubles, and a Tellabs conspiracy theory shopping list

ATCA Attacks the Data Center
News Analysis | 4/28/2009

The specs are being expanded to more directly challenge ATCA non-believers, IBM and HP

Channeling Docsis 3.0
The Bauminator | 4/28/2009

5:40 PM Broadcom exec says wideband modem chips that can bond as many as 16 downstream channels are on the drawing board

Hulu Loses Minutes
Contentinople | 4/28/2009

4:40 PM As the site's viewership increases, its average minutes per user takes a surprising fall

The ATCA Split
Craig's A-List | 4/28/2009

4:00 PM Even if the money comes in, who gets it?

Celeno: A Little Frosty on MoCA
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/28/2009

Chipmaker hooks up with TI to build Docsis set-tops and gateways that can shuttle video around the house using WiFi

Thomson Gets a Reprieve
News Analysis | 4/28/2009

Former AlcaLu man takes total control as Thomson gets waivers from its creditors and reports improving Q1 numbers

The Mobile Duopoly
Jonestown | 4/28/2009

3:00 PM Can anyone break AT&T and Verizon's stranglehold on the top two slots in the US cellular market?

AlcaLu's $1.7B China Boost
News Analysis | 4/28/2009

Framework agreements for Alcatel-Lucent with China Mobile and China Telecom complete the technology set and raise its market share

Tellabs Goes Shopping
EuroBlog | 4/28/2009

10:30 AM Acquisitions are being explored, says CEO

Transport Sales Slump Hits Tellabs
News Analysis | 4/28/2009

Tellabs had forecast a first-quarter dip, and it was right, with transport equipment sales falling away sharply

Nokia Shrinks Services, Cuts Jobs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/28/2009

Nokia streamlines its services business, limiting new initiatives and cutting 450 jobs as part of cost reduction program

IBM to Resell Brocade/Foundry Gear
News Analysis | 4/28/2009

Big Blue gets its own line of routers and switches, better known as 'Stuff Foundry Used to Sell'

Oclaro's Numbers
Craig's A-List | 4/28/2009

8:55 AM Stats from the newly issued Bookham/Avanex card

Cablevision Debuts 101-Mbit/s Wideband Service
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/28/2009

Cablevision tops Verizon with a $99.95-a-month broadband service called 'Optimum Online Ultra'

Bookham, Avanex Form Oclaro
News Analysis | 4/27/2009

The long-awaited merger is done, with hopes that a new name helps dispel ghosts of the past

More Than $1B?
Contentinople | 4/27/2009

4:30 PM That's the level online video ad spend will reach in 2011, research says

Ethernet Academy
The Philter | 4/27/2009

3:20 PM A new peer-reviewed Ethernet site has launched, and we'll all be smarter for it

Clearwire's New Friends
AsiaBlog | 4/27/2009

2:35 Clearwire teams with local SPs to join Taiwan's WiMax hotbed

Wireless Pumps Up Verizon in Q1
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/27/2009

Verizon says it's 'weathering the effects of the economy very well' as it posted Q1 results today

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 4/27/2009

11:50 AM Here's a quick list of cable-related things that happened during my brief absence

Is Joost on the Block?
EuroBlog | 4/27/2009

9:45 AM Reports suggest OTT video player is seeking a buyer

Nortel Seeks Protection Extension
News Analysis | 4/27/2009

Nortel wants protection from its creditors extended to the end of July as it continues to restructure and cut costs

DoCoMo LTE Devices in 2010
Wireless Bits | 4/27/2009

8:20 AM LG to ship LTE modem chips to DoCoMo from March next year

Last Call
The Philter | 4/24/2009

5:00 PM More fiber sneaks into Allen and Frisco, WiMax is the new DSL, and Skype just keeps on impressing us

Oplink Perks Up
Craig's A-List | 4/24/2009

4:30 PM Cutting 400 employees will do that, these days

TeliaSonera Feels the Pinch
News Analysis | 4/24/2009

It's not just Deutsche Telekom that's starting to feel the strain as the Nordic giant cuts its full-year revenues forecast

Juniper Runs Tepid
Craig's A-List | 4/24/2009

4:00 PM It could still be a while before 'stable' spending blossoms into regrowth

Nortel M&A Plot Thickens
EuroBlog | 4/24/2009

3:00 PM Could Nokia Siemens + credit line = Nortel M&A?

APAC Update
Wireless Bits | 4/24/2009

1:45 PM All the latest from LR Asia

Samsung Bucks Trend
AsiaBlog | 4/24/2009

1:10 PM When all about them are losing theirs, Samsung's profits rise

Starent Blazes Q1 Trail
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/24/2009

Everything's up for mobile packet core vendor as revenues, profits, full year earnings forecast, and share price all head north

Tiscali Close to UK Sale
EuroBlog | 4/24/2009

10:15 AM Triple-play operator reignites asset sale talks

KT Tightens Purse Strings
AsiaBlog | 4/24/2009

9:25 AM Korea Telecom profits, but cost cuts hit R&D

WiMax Subbing for DSL in Vietnam
News Analysis | 4/24/2009

Vietnam's ISPs are set to join the growing number of emerging-market service providers deploying WiMax as a DSL alternative

Last Call
The Philter | 4/23/2009

6:20 PM Verizon's making waffles, OKC is the place not to be, and we correct Zhone's controversial chart

Juniper Sees Q1 Stabilize
News Analysis | 4/23/2009

The company predicts flat revenues next quarter and has even hired in R&D, after cutting 140 jobs elsewhere

Quantcast CEO Speaks
Contentinople | 4/23/2009

4:00 PM Quantcast CEO and founder Konrad Feldman tells Contentinople what sets his company apart

Is the iPhone Becoming AT&T's RAZR?
Jonestown | 4/23/2009

3:25 PM Sometimes it seems AT&T could be putting all its smartphones into one basket

Europe Feels Ethernet Heat
EuroBlog | 4/23/2009

2:20 PM Temperature is rising as Ethernet Expo Europe approaches

ZTE Readies Fresh Assault on Europe, US
News Analysis | 4/23/2009

As domestic business boosts Chinese vendor's Q1, it reveals plans to create a new unit to target opportunities in Europe and the US

Broadband, Darling?
EuroBlog | 4/23/2009

8:40 AM UK Chancellor backs limp 2-Mbit/s plan

Can Flash & Tru2way Coexist?
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/23/2009

Sun exec says adding Flash to the set-top has the potential to drive up box costs and complexity, and fragment the applications market

Li Ends PCCW Saga
AsiaBlog | 4/23/2009

8:00 AM Richard Li abandons privatization plan

Dialog Talks Up HSPA+
News Analysis | 4/23/2009

With 3G, HSPA, and WiMax already in its back pocket, why is Dialog looking at yet another upgrade?

Ikanos Reaches for DSL Breadth
News Analysis | 4/23/2009

A $54M deal would hand Conexant's DSL business to Ikanos, but the question is what it will do to Ikanos's bottom line

IPTV Activity Aplenty
TelcoTV Thoughts | 4/22/2009

6:30 PM Recession be damned!

Last Call
The Philter | 4/22/2009

6:00 PM A few things you should see before heading out for a precious pint of Hump Day Hefeweizen

Panasonic Plugs In HD Web TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/22/2009

CE giant is offering over-the-top hi-def fare from Amazon, but none of its early Viera Cast-capable HDTVs will carry the tru2way label

Navigating the App Store
Jonestown | 4/22/2009

5:30 PM Apple has a massive lead over Google and RIM in applications numbers, but how can these stores be done better?

T-Mobile Preps UK Revamp
Wireless Bits | 4/22/2009

5:00 PM New management at T-Mobile ignites M&A speculation

NAB Action
Contentinople | 4/22/2009

4:30 PM Contentinople reports from this year's sparsely populated NAB Show

Inuk's Latest Move
EuroBlog | 4/22/2009

3:45 PM New home for virtual STB firm

Digeo Tweaks Buying Options
The Bauminator | 4/22/2009

2:35 PM Tries to move the buying needle with new payment options for its high-end $799 HD-DVR

AT&T: Another Bumper iPhone Quarter
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2009

AT&T posts profit drop, but the iPhone is still keeping wireless strong for the largest GSM operator in the US

Huawei Closes In on Rivals
News Analysis | 4/22/2009

With its sales set for another surge this year, Huawei could be bigger than NSN, AlcaLu, and even Ericsson in dollar terms in 2009

Cablevision Mobilizes Content Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/22/2009

Cablevision says a remote DVR scheduler is in the plans but not included in an initial batch of mobile Web apps

Probing Net Privacy
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/22/2009

What kind of info should ISPs, telcos, and Web portals be allowed to collect about users, and what should they be allowed to do with it?

Open Sesame
AsiaBlog | 4/22/2009

12:10 PM Could a magic partnership kickstart m-commerce in China?

Server Glitch Crashes T-Mobile Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2009

A software problem in NSN subscriber database servers shut down T-Mobile's network yesterday leaving 40M German customers without service

Huawei Reports 2008 Revenues of $18.3B
News Analysis | 4/22/2009

Huawei has released its annual report including audited numbers for 2008, which show actual annual revenues up by nearly 43 percent

Zhone Says 'Buy American'
News Analysis | 4/22/2009

Public comments filed by Zhone urge the government to temper its use of foreign firms when doling out Recovery Act broadband funds

Infinera Dampens Q2 Expectations
News Analysis | 4/21/2009

Revenues are growing, as is the customer roster, but Infinera's sales might be getting tweaked by the recession

Cox, Entropic MoCA Deal Not Exclusive
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/21/2009

Door left open for Broadcom as the nation's third-largest MSO gears up for a whole-home DVR deployment

IEEE to Rubber-Stamp PBB-TE
News Analysis | 4/21/2009

PBB-TE is only weeks away from being ratified as a formal standard by the IEEE, a move that's set to make it more appealing to carriers

Backhaul Clouds Metro Femto Vision
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/21/2009

Vodafone still likes the metro femtocell concept for future LTE networks, but finding low-cost, high-capacity backhaul is a challenge

Oracle Rocks Java
Craig's A-List | 4/21/2009

2:05 PM That's not necessarily a good thing

Downturn Smacks Deutsche Telekom
News Analysis | 4/21/2009

German giant cuts its earnings forecast for 2009 as economic woes hit its overseas operations, sending its share price tumbling

San Francisco Treat
The Bauminator | 4/21/2009

12:10 PM Comcast expands wideband footprint in the Bay Area, with Oakland on deck

Canoe Preps Interactive TV Ads
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/21/2009

Major US cable providers to launch ad campaign for Visa in which viewers will be able to request more info about the credit cards

India Sets Subs Record
News Analysis | 4/21/2009

India sets another record with 15.64 million new wireless connections in March, as fixed-line numbers also grew

Mixed Fortunes for Chinese Giants
News Analysis | 4/21/2009

China Mobile and China Telecom publish mixed Q1 numbers that suggest intensifying competition in the wireless services market

Comcast's Werner: Swimming Upstream
LRTV Interviews | 4/21/2009

Comcast's CTO Tony Werner provides a network update on all the big cable themes: Docsis 3.0, tru2way, upstream channel bonding, and EBIF

Comcast Offers Glimpse of Flash Strategy
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/21/2009

MSO has a healthy interest in adding Flash to the set-top. Just don't expect those boxes to pipe video from the Web at the get-go

Tata's 3G Conundrum
AsiaBlog | 4/20/2009

1:45 PM Could Tata leapfrog 3G and go straight to LTE?

Northern Exposure
The Bauminator | 4/20/2009

1:25 PM Canada's Cogeco is evidently looking into a multi-screen VoD strategy

Sun Is a Star
EuroBlog | 4/20/2009

1:00 PM Sun shines, Oracle dims, as $7.4B takeover is revealed

RGB Still Gunning for an IPO
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/20/2009

CEO says digital video firm should sustain profitability later this year and remains eager to go public once market conditions improve

Monkey Bidness | 4/20/2009

9:00 AM Even urinal cakes got something to say

Light Reading Launches LR Asia
News Analysis | 4/20/2009

Light Reading inaugurates its latest site with an updated guide to the Indian telecom market

An O for an I?
AsiaBlog | 4/20/2009

8:00 AM China Mobile plans iPhone rival – the OPhone

Ciena Thinks Beyond PBB-TE
News Analysis | 4/20/2009

A set of new Ethernet offerings includes a 10GE customer premises box and an MPLS option for Ciena's aggregation box

Media Gateways Flatten Out
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/17/2009

The move to flat, all-IP networks is driving the combination of functions into products such as session-aware media gateways

JDSU Ends Tunable Wars
News Analysis | 4/17/2009

The lawsuits are settled, and the ITC air strike has been called off

Verizon Unveils LTE Open Device Specs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/17/2009

Verizon supports LTE release 8 and FDD dual-channel in its first specs release for the proto-4G technology

Moto: No Android Here
The Bauminator | 4/17/2009

5:10 PM That 'au BOX' may be nifty, but it's not outfitted with Google's OS

Comcast Expanding 'All-Digital' Domain
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/17/2009

MSO starts to trot out 'Project Cavalry' in the Boston and Atlanta metro areas

Updating the iPhone
Jonestown | 4/17/2009

3:10 PM How will Apple refresh the iPhone before we get to LTE or WiMax?

What Do Nokia’s Results Portend?
LR Mobile Column | 4/17/2009

Maybe a better future for the handset business but more 'vicious competition' for a smaller infrastructure pie

Huawei Steps Up in North America
News Analysis | 4/17/2009

Vendor says it intends to keep hiring in the region and will have GPON gear for the continent this year

Philips Puts Down the Pace
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/17/2009

Philips severed all ties to the set-top biz after shedding its remaining 17 percent stake in the UK-based tech firm

Patriot Games
Monkey Bidness | 4/17/2009

9:45 AM Real teabagging

Cavium Thinks Big
Craig's A-List | 4/16/2009

5:50 PM Sure, namedrop Broadcom. Why not?

Moto Says CFO Destroyed Evidence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2009

The company alleges its ex-CFO destroyed data that could be used against him during a retaliatory discharge lawsuit

TWC Mothballs New Metering Trials
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2009

In the face of fiery political and consumer opposition, MSO shelves plans for additional trials, though Texas test will continue

Nokia's Cellphone Hope
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2009

Despite a 90 percent profit drop, Nokia cheers investors with suggestion that cellphone market is finally stabilizing

ZyXEL Unlocks Docsis 3.0 Voice Gateway
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/16/2009

Taiwan-based vendor takes a crack at the crowded Docsis 3.0 device market with an E-MTA that adds voice and home networking

Order Up!
The Bauminator | 4/16/2009

1:15 PM Cablevision starts ordering digital boxes that can accomodate a new downloadable security system

Texas Eyes Secession
Monkey Bidness | 4/16/2009

12:20 PM Oh please oh please oh please...

NCTA, Free Press Bicker Over Metering
The Bauminator | 4/16/2009

10:50 AM NCTA chief brands petition calling for congressional action into TWC's Internet meter trials a 'publicity stunt'

Tech Mahindra Secures Satyam Deal
News Analysis | 4/16/2009

CLB approval of Tech Mahindra's bid for fraud-hit Satyam brings sorry saga to close

The Dell Cell
Jonestown | 4/15/2009

5:40 PM Why does this prospect excite people, exactly?

Cox, TWC SDV Refunds Deferred
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/15/2009

FCC stays the effective date for refunds due to some subs affected by MSO deployments of switched digital video in Hawaii and Virginia

Web Ads Go Wild
Contentinople | 4/15/2009

4:50 PM A barrage of news from online ad firms like Collective Media, Pontiflex, and VideoEgg

AT&T Seeks to Extend Exclusive iPhone Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/15/2009

But Apple has far more leverage now...

Bookham, JDSU Settle Laser Tiff
News Analysis | 4/15/2009

An $8 million settlement ends a small patent battle and, more importantly, an ITC complaint

Tiscali's Troubles Deepen
EuroBlog | 4/15/2009

2:05 PM With a failed asset sale and ongoing debt renegotiations, it isn't looking good for Tiscali

Goodbye, Hal!
The Bauminator | 4/15/2009

1:20 PM WorldGate's colorful leader is leaving after 14 years at the helm

Get Him Outta Here!
Monkey Bidness | 4/15/2009

11:40 AM Ten celebrities will be dropped into Rod Blagojevich's hair

Telefónica CEO on Trial
EuroBlog | 4/15/2009

10:55 AM César Alierta goes on trial for alleged long-ago insider trading

eBay Pledges Skype IPO
News Analysis | 4/15/2009

Skype is destined to go public, eBay says, implying the service won't be sold back to its founders

DT Likes Cisco's ASR 9000
News Analysis | 4/14/2009

Either that, or DT wasted a bunch of time doing a video about the new edge router

Visible Measures Gets MySpace Deal
Contentinople | 4/14/2009

5:15 PM MySpace will use its tech to track how users are viewing video content

LTE Femtos in the Slow Lane
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/14/2009

Home base stations: where 3G really may be good enough

PacketCable 2.0: Back on the Front Burner
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/14/2009

The 'cable-ized' IMS-based architecture is hot again now that MSOs have access to brainier, CableLabs-approved, SIP-capable endpoints

Cavium Sprouts More Cores
News Analysis | 4/14/2009

The processor company comes out with a 32-core heavyweight, but it's going to release much smaller versions first

Photo Leftovers
The Philter | 4/14/2009

4:25 PM Just a few more pics from CTIA Wireless 2009

Cisco Awaits the Hammer
Craig's A-List | 4/14/2009

3:45 PM The Big Layoff still hasn't arrived

Skype Goes on the Block
Craig's A-List | 4/14/2009

12:50 PM $3.1 billion can't buy 'synergy'

Swedish Operators Join Forces in LTE Race
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/14/2009

Swedish 4G market heats up as Tele 2 and Telenor Sweden announce network sharing deal for GSM and LTE networks

Vendors Post PacketCable 2.0 Firsts
The Bauminator | 4/14/2009

NOON CableLabs certifies the first 'embedded digital voice adapters,' components of the budding, IMS-based PacketCable 2.0 architecture

Palm Pre: May 17th?
Jonestown | 4/13/2009

5:50 PM Some may already be out there... somewhere

Verizon to Complete LTE Network by 2014?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/13/2009

Wireless VP's comments suggest that Verizon could deploy an LTE network nationwide within a few years

Broadcom Breaks Docsis 3.0 Barrier
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/13/2009

Trying to storm back against TI, Broadcom sees three customers win certification with its Docsis 3.0 chipset

Nacchio Heads to the Big House
News Analysis | 4/13/2009

Former Qwest CEO's insider trading charges stick

Korean LTE Handsets in 2010?
Jonestown | 4/10/2009

12:45 PM But Qualcomm isn't expected to deliver until later

General Tso's Chili, Anyone?
Monkey Bidness | 4/10/2009

12:10 PM Why cain't them gol-durn furriners speak inglish?

The Cable Show '09: 5 Takeaways
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2009

Here's our digest of hot items that bubbled to the surface at last week's cable mega-show in Washington

OSS News: Tektronix Strikes Again!
News Analysis | 4/10/2009

Tektronix opens its purse strings again to snap up a mobile customer experience management specialist, plus more OSS news

VZW: Foraging for 4G Apps
UNTV Interviews | 4/10/2009

Verizon Wireless executive Roger Gurnani discusses the carrier's plan to encourage 4G application and device development

TWC Dons Larger Consumption Caps
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/10/2009

MSO will elevate its existing consumption caps and debut new ones aimed at both light and heavy Internet users

YouTube, UMG Team
Contentinople | 4/9/2009

4:40 PM The two launch VEVO.com, a new site for online music videos

AT&T, TWC Fit Beaumont for Caps
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2009

Texas town's other big service provider, AT&T, is offering more generous caps on its Internet-metering trial

When Analogies Attack
The Philter | 4/9/2009

3:00 PM Wireless tech and gay marriage make an unholy union

Comstar Ends Capex Blowout
EuroBlog | 4/9/2009

2:10 PM After a year of access upgrades, purse strings are tightened

SKT Plans $2.2B Spending Spree
News Analysis | 4/9/2009

SK Telecom will splash cash to make Korea's ICT services and software industry a global player

Canoe Targets May for Ad Campaign
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2009

Cross-MSO venture's first addressable ad campaign will paddle out as early as next month, targeting some ads to cable's more affluent subs

Digeo Goes Over the Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/9/2009

There's still no sign of tru2way, but Digeo has enabled its high-end HD-DVR to grab video from Hulu, Netflix, and other Internet sources

After Verizon, What's Starent's Next Move?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/9/2009

As Starent deals with the impact of its LTE gig at Verizon, the packet core player inks an OEM deal with convergence startup Mavenir

iTunes Terror Alert
Monkey Bidness | 4/9/2009

8:35 AM Read the fine print, people

Force10's Feldman Sails to SeaMicro
News Analysis | 4/9/2009

The former marketing exec is at the helm of a startup tackling questions of power in the data center

Ignis Eyes Syntune
Craig's A-List | 4/9/2009

7:20 AM Building a franchise around WDM-PON

Last Call
The Philter | 4/8/2009

7:30 PM A few items for your reading pleasure

Verizon Quiet on Alltel Asset Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/8/2009

Verizon stays mum on reports of bids from PE firms and rival carriers for $3B in assets it has to divest as part of the Alltel deal

AT&T Covers the Masters on Three Screens
News Analysis | 4/8/2009

AT&T will use its CDN, U-Verse IPTV plant, and mobile network to deliver interactive coverage of the 2009 golf tournament

The R&D Picture
Craig's A-List | 4/8/2009

5:15 PM Who's going to pay for the next optical wave?

Will Cox Kick Some Apps?
The Bauminator | 4/8/2009

4:30 PM MSO may borrow a page from the iPhone playbook

FCC Boots Up National Broadband Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2009

FCC is seeking comment on a $7.2 billion broadband stimulus initiative and expects to detail the resulting plan by next February

Kit Digital Gets Narrowstep
Contentinople | 4/8/2009

3:45 PM Just after rival Onstream backs out of a similar deal

Congressman Mad About TWC's Internet Meter
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2009

New York's Eric Massa aims to shut down MSO's controversial Internet pricing plan, calling it 'ill-conceived' and 'monopolistic'

Mobility Key to UC Success
LR Mobile Column | 4/8/2009

The ability to have one number, one email address, and access many desktop features from a wireless device is now vital to the workforce

IMS in the Spotlight
EuroBlog | 4/8/2009

10:00 AM Is this the start of IMS reality?

NSN Linked to Nortel Asset Bid
News Analysis | 4/8/2009

Nokia Siemens Networks has reportedly bid for a number of Nortel's Carrier division assets, including its CDMA, LTE, and VOIP products

3GPP Sews Up LTE Specs
Wireless Bits | 4/8/2009

9:25 AM LTE and new packet core standards have met the deadline for Release 8; now it's time to make the products

Last Call
The Philter | 4/7/2009

6:00 PM Some things you should see before shuffling off to get a pint

Danish Gov't Shakes Down Intel
News Analysis | 4/7/2009

One of Intel's overpriced bubble acquisitions just keeps on giving, in the form of a potential $651M tax bill from Denmark

Juniper Cuts Q1 Forecast
News Analysis | 4/7/2009

Revenues take a hit, but cost-cutting measures will save net income, making investors happy

Recession Spoils Mobile Fun
Wireless Bits | 4/7/2009

5:10 PM Analyst halves forecast for mobile entertainment revenues – maybe widgets can help

Comcast Enhancing the Home Phone
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2009

MSO plans to offer an IP-fed 'enhanced cordless phone' product in all systems later this year, viewing it mostly as a retention tool

Is UGC Dead?
Contentinople | 4/7/2009

4:15 PM Can the user-generated content video model still succeed on the Web?

Photos: The Cable Show, Part II
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2009

Our second photo series from The Cable Show covers some booth action, cool premiums, and a hoodie even Bill Belichick couldn't resist

Photos: CTIA 2009, Part II
Slide Shows | 4/7/2009

Our photo coverage of CTIA concludes with some highlights from Research In Motion, LG, HTC, and Kyocera

A Future in Noise
LR Mobile Column | 4/7/2009

What Skype, 4G, and voice-over-IP might mean for mobile chatter in the future

Australia Unveils $31B FTTP Plan
News Analysis | 4/7/2009

Australian government details its fiber-to-the-premises open access network aspirations with a plan that hands Telstra a reprieve

Femto Standard Clears Final Hurdle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/7/2009

The first femtocell standard for UMTS is now complete with the addition of management, provisioning, and security specs

Airvana's Femto Flavors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/7/2009

Airvana used CTIA to boast about its femtocell OEM success and show off its own Hub Bub boxes, due out this summer

Photos: CTIA 2009, Part I
Slide Shows | 4/6/2009

The 10 pics from our look back at CTIA 2009 in Las Vegas include some varied personalities and technologies

NetLogic Keeps the Layer 7 Pace
News Analysis | 4/6/2009

Chipmaker claims an update to its processors maintains line speed no matter how messy the Layer 7 rules get

Cox Preps Multi-Room DVR
The Bauminator | 4/6/2009

3:45 PM Evidently done ceding ground to Verizon and AT&T, MSO says it will start deploying the service later this year using MoCA

Photos: The Cable Show, Part I
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/6/2009

Disney's chief, celebs, electric bulls, 3D TV, and flying cash – they had it all at The Cable Show in Washington

Euro MSO Hits Back at IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/6/2009

The success of IPTV services in Europe is being countered by the cable operator community, with Liberty Global among those responding

Corporate Blog Bog
The Philter | 4/6/2009

2:40 PM Tellabs could be inspiring The New Life

This Merkin Is a Fake!
Monkey Bidness | 4/6/2009

1:30 PM Are we surprised?

Telco TV's Backhaul Bottleneck
LRTV Interviews | 4/6/2009

Service providers will need DPI and other techniques to handle video traffic in the metro network

Wireless HD Highlights Cable 'Innovations'
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/6/2009

A handful of promising startups get a shot to explain how their respective technologies and services will benefit cable MSOs

CTIA Booth Tours
The Philter | 4/6/2009

11:20 AM Our Nokia and Motorola tours are live

Content Provider Expands Role in IPTV
LRTV Interviews | 4/6/2009

Shemaroo's Jai Maroo talks about how his company often goes beyond the role of content provider in IPTV networks

The Cable Show: Advanced Advertising
LRTV Documentaries | 4/6/2009

How the cable industry is competing with Internet advertising

EuroSnips: FT, BT, AlcaLu
EuroBlog | 4/6/2009

9:00 AM News snippets from France and the UK

CTIA Booth Tour: Nokia
Slide Shows | 4/6/2009

Passing through Nokia's booth made it hard to watch the clock. The device giant may be having a rough year, but you'd never know it from its fab phone lounge

Huw Price-Stephens: IPTV's Challenges
LRTV Interviews | 4/6/2009

Open IPTV Forum's Huw Price-Stephens talks about the challenges facing IPTV, such as making applications portable between networks

The Cable Show: It's a Wrap
The Bauminator | 4/3/2009

6:00 PM Some quick takeaways from this year's cable confab from the nation's capital

The YouTube Drain
Contentinople | 4/3/2009

5:30 PM The video site could cost Google almost a half billion dollars this year

Cable's Wild About Wireless
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2009

No matter the technical approach, MSOs share a common goal with their wireless strategies: extend every service and kick the telcos' collective butt

Vyyo's New Name & Game
The Bauminator | 4/3/2009

5:10 PM -- Javelin Innovations, upstream upgrader extraordinaire

Live On LTE
Jonestown | 4/3/2009

5:00 PM Blogging from the back of Moto's '4G' ride

CTIA 2009: Samsung Plots 3 Androids
Jonestown | 4/3/2009

4:50 PM -- Major phone vendor confirms Android phones for Sprint and T-Mobile

US Carriers Still Lukewarm on Skype
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2009

AT&T says it won't prohibit VOIP clients on its network but won't encourage them either, Verizon says that dedicated voice services 'have a long tail'

Want Privacy?
Red Panda | 4/3/2009

3:50 PM Attack a Google Street View car

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan: Mobile Broadband
LRTV Interviews | 4/3/2009

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan discusses the mobile broadband boom

MSO Bandwidth Plans Vary
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2009

Cable ops are eager to squeeze more out of their existing bandwidth, but not all are exactly uniform in how they're going about it

The M25 & the G20
EuroBlog | 4/3/2009

1:35 PM How the mobile fraternity might have Twittered the G20

BT Unveils Its CDN Plans
News Analysis | 4/3/2009

As video traffic volumes ramp, BT Wholesale gears up to offer a content delivery network service to the UK's ISP community

CTIA 2009: Wireless Provider Wishes
LRTV Documentaries | 4/3/2009

At CTIA Wireless 2009, cellular customers speak up and make their wireless wishes known

AT&T Takes Page From DirecTV
TelcoTV Thoughts | 4/3/2009

11:50 AM Will feature interactive Masters tournament coverage

CTIA Booth Tour: Motorola
Slide Shows | 4/3/2009

Our CTIA booth tour of Motorola found a cohesive broadband message hiding in a somewhat scattered stand

AsiaWatch: StarHub Lands NGN Role
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2009

StarHub wins a key role in Singapore's next-gen access rollout plan, plus other news from India and elsewhere in the Asia/Pacific region

Talking Tru2way
LRTV Documentaries | 4/3/2009

What impact will tru2way interactive devices have on the retail market for cable set-tops, TVs, and other gear?

Monkey Bidness | 4/3/2009

10:30 AM Scots hone their texting skills

Skype Ist Verboten!
Wireless Bits | 4/3/2009

9:50 AM T-Mobile Deutschland doesn't like the iPhone + Skype combo

CTIA 2009: Femto on Wheels!
Jonestown | 4/3/2009

8:05 AM Probably not the best strategy for your home basestation, we think

Cable Faces Online, On-Demand Challenges
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/3/2009

MSOs and programmers recognize they must establish Web TV business models, but their current approaches to that challenge differ greatly

CTIA 2009: Ericsson Shows Off LTE Prototypes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/3/2009

Ericsson puts its big 'Berta' LTE prototype terminal, an LTE home router, and its RBS 6000 basestation on show in Las Vegas

40%... & Counting
The Bauminator | 4/3/2009

7:25 AM Comcast's wideband footprint continues to expand, but MSO has no specific plans for 100 Mbit/s

Cable Show 2009: Video Blog #2
LRTV Soundbites | 4/3/2009

Cable Digital News site editor Jeff Baumgartner sums up the cable confab from the nation's capital

Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie: Policy Matters
LRTV Interviews | 4/2/2009

Graham Finnie defines policy management and describes the controversy surrounding where in the network it should go

Discovering Rebecca Glashow
Contentinople | 4/2/2009

4:45 PM The Discovery Communications SVP talks Web strategy with Contentinople

Big Guns Eye HanseNet
EuroBlog | 4/2/2009

3:05 PM Two major carriers linked to German bid

Belgacom Set for IPTV Overhaul
News Analysis | 4/2/2009

Sources say Belgacom, which has built a successful TV-over-broadband business, needs a new IPTV platform, with Microsoft in pole position

CTIA 2009: Sandbox, Litterbox
Jonestown | 4/2/2009

2:20 PM Or, don't develop where you eat

CTIA 2009: Clearwire's Silicon Valley Sandbox
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2009

Clearwire is building a free WiMax network for developers in America's tech heartland with a little help from Cisco, Google, and Intel -- UPDATED 4:05 PM

Cable Cuts Path to Interactivity
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2009

ITV activities have finally moved well beyond exhibit floors and test labs and into the wilds of the real world

Indian Tribunal Orders Spectrum Return
News Analysis | 4/2/2009

India's BSNL and MTNL face losing some spectrum as Telecoms Disputes tribunal criticizes the regulator

Tru2Way in Atlanta
The Bauminator | 4/2/2009

9:10 AM Panasonic's tru2way TVs are for sale in Atlanta

Cox Gives Wideband a 'PowerBoost'
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2009

Cox is first to confirm it will combine 'PowerBoost' tech with Docsis 3.0, giving some customers a temporary 10 percent speed burst

WiMax Gizmos Galore!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2009

Samsung has a WiMax Internet tablet on display at CTIA, while Clearwire intros its WiEverything access point

Policy Tech
The Philter | 4/1/2009

10:50 PM Policy management is the new buzzword in the world of delivering mobile apps and video

Cox's Jay Rolls: Ready for Wideband
LRTV Interviews | 4/1/2009

Jay Rolls, SVP of Technology, Cox Communications, lists wireless, Docsis 3.0, and tru2way as his big tech priorities

Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie Talks Mobile Policy Management
LRTV Soundbites | 4/1/2009

Heavy Reading's Graham Finnie Talks Mobile Policy Management

Cisco Lands Verizon
Craig's A-List | 4/1/2009

The ASR line gets its first announced customer

CTIA 2009: Verizon LTE Goin' Steady
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2009

Carrier doesn't add much detail to what it said in Barcelona, but does explain how to achieve 400% wireless penetration

Femtocells Go to Wisconsin
Wireless Bits | 4/1/2009

5:45 PM Say cheese?

McCaw: WiMax Key to Cable's 'Next Step'
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2009

Clearwire's chairman tells his cable investors that WiMax positions them for a big future run

Opnext Changes CEOs, Starts Cutting
News Analysis | 4/1/2009

Gilles Bouchard takes over with a 10% layoff, but Opnext's fabs and its major R&D projects are intact

CTIA 2009: Verizon Wants Fewer OSes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2009

But it isn't yet saying which ones should come out on top

CTIA 2009: Verizon's Netbook Slip
Jonestown | 4/1/2009

3:10 PM McAdam almost announces Verizon netbook

CTIA 2009: RIM's BB App Flap
Jonestown | 4/1/2009

2:10 PM RIM keynote was one long advertisement

CTIA 2009: Verizon's CDMA-to-LTE Helper
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2009

AlcaLu will help Verizon integrate its proto-4G and 3G networks while Ericsson is expected to take a more 'greenfield' approach to LTE, analysts say

The Philter | 4/1/2009

NOON Twitter updates from another big show

Europe Nears Telecom Reform
EuroBlog | 4/1/2009

11:20 AM A telecom regulation reform package is set to be agreed upon

Doing Double Duty
The Bauminator | 4/1/2009

11:00 AM Bel-Air node matches Docsis with WiMax and WiFi

Ready to Row With Canoe?
The Bauminator | 4/1/2009

9:50 AM Openet is getting into cable in a big way, and believes the needs of the industry's advanced ad project offer a perfect target

Juniper Routers Gain Video Powers
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2009

A partnership with Triveni yields a video-monitoring application for the M and MX router lines

AlcaLu Mines IP Smarts for LTE Core
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2009

AlcaLu unveils its own Evolved Packet Core for mobile broadband and the 7750 router is the key ingredient

Cox Unleashes Wideband
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2009

Picks Lafayette, La., for its first Docsis 3.0 deployment, and expects to have two thirds of its footprint wideband-ready by 2010

Comcast, itaas Engage on EBIF
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2009

Itaas scores license to offer TVWorks's enhanced TV 'engine' to other MSOs, both big and small

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