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Ixia Hands Reins to NFV Star Mayer
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

HP loses its NFV leader, Bethany Mayer, to Ixia, where she becomes president and CEO.

AT&T GigaPower Adds Cupertino, Jacksonville
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

AT&T has announced expansion plans for its high-speed GigaPower Internet service to Cupertino, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla., but details are limited.

Eurobites: Opera Gets Call From Microsoft
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia lands Irish RAN contract; Rocket fires up IPO; Mail.ru feels the heat in Russia.

T-Mobile: Small Cells? We're Dense Already
Jonestown | 8/22/2014

CFO Carter Braxton says that T-Mobile's network was 'much more dense' from the buildout.

Brocade: Revenue Up Despite Soft Carrier Demand
News Analysis | 8/22/2014

Important products were delayed, and carriers are waiting.

Sprint Drops Prices, But Also Speeds?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/21/2014

The fine print on Sprint's new $60 plan suggests it can prioritize other plans' traffic first – a letdown, and maybe even a net neutrality violation.

Comcast Streams Back to School
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

Comcast has officially launched Xfinity on Campus, a free streaming TV service for colleges and universities.

Eurobites: Ukraine Crisis Hits MTS Hard
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Rostelecom profits down by a third; Kudelski gets Nagra H1 boost; mapping unit strife at Nokia.

Level 3 Does Big Data Differently
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

Unlike other telecom operators, the carrier isn't leveraging its data center infrastructure to offer its own cloud services... yet.

CenturyLink Offers Private Clouds in Hybrid Management
News Analysis | 8/21/2014

New capability uses software and network management stack from acquisition Tier 3 scaled over CL's 57 data centers.

Verizon Beefing Up Network for VoLTE, Multicast Video
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Verizon CFO expects continuing capex spend on adding small cells & DAS, in part to support VoLTE handoffs with network density.

Apple Eyes VoLTE as 4G Voice Gets Real
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Apple is advertising for more voice-over-LTE help as Apple and Verizon finally get into launch mode with 4G voice services.

Netflix, TWC Sign Pay-to-Peer Deal
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Netflix has signed a paid peering agreement with Time Warner Cable, to go along with direct interconnection deals already completed with AT&T, Comcast and Verizon.

A New Verizon App Store? Say It Ain't So
Que Sera Sarah | 8/20/2014

Verizon is reportedly working with an industry consortium to launch its own app store, but past efforts suggest it's not a smart move for the operator.

Cincinnati Bell Preps for 1-Gig
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Independent telco takes dead aim at local MSO rival Time Warner Cable with plans to launch Gigabit service early next month.

Line-Powered Phone Lines: A Hot Topic Again
Rewired | 8/20/2014

In the mid-80s, there were hot debates about how to power phones over non-copper lines. Guess what? Those debates are back.

Could Google, Microsoft Help Iliad Win Over T-Mobile?
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Reports suggest Iliad is now asking Google and Microsoft to provide capital to make its bid for T-Mobile more appealing, while Cox takes its name out of the ring.

ZTE Rides China 4G Rollout to Higher Profits
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Despite falling handset sales, ZTE results rise due to massive 4G spending by the Chinese.

Testing Performance Is Key to Cloud Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/20/2014

As more and more applications move into the cloud, enterprises must ensure that those clouds are rigorously tested for performance.

Eurobites: Telenor Admits Child Labor Link
News Analysis | 8/20/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's HERE unit seeks new CEO; TeliaSonera network-shares in Finland; Kate Bush latest.

Telefónica Proves Brocade Router Performs for NFV
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Testing in Telefonica's lab shows Brocade Vyatta vRouter delivers 80Gbit/s performance, well suited to carrier NFV needs.

Spectrum Spats: Chatty Cars, Busy Broadcast Airwaves
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Wireless spectrum is a precious commodity, which is why the FCC and NAB are butting heads, and automakers and cable operators have the potential to, as well.

Simple.TV Lights Up DVR Guest Passes
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Simple.TV has introduced a new feature for its OTA TV digital video recorder that allows users to share recorded shows with up to five additional viewers.

Breakfast With... Pica8's Steve Garrison
Wagner’s Ring | 8/19/2014

Hard times are going to start around Christmas for many SDN startups.

Analyst: Ericsson, Oracle Top Shrinking SDP World
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Some vendors are departing the service delivery platform space and others are defining it in different ways, notes a new Infonetics report.

Eurobites: EU Warns Google Over 'Right to Be Forgotten' Opportunism
News Analysis | 8/19/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson's Croatian deal; Telefonica's Brazilian maneuver; EE tops UK study.

Sprint's New Family Plans Double Down on Data
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

New family share plans undercut AT&T and Verizon on price and T-Mobile on data as Sprint promises more bold moves to come.

Take Time to Give Time
Column | 8/18/2014

Don't let new technologies and whizz-bang gadgets keep you from respecting those speaking to you and giving them the full attention they deserve.

Icontrol Powers Smart Homes for Best Buy
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

Best Buy's new PEQ home automation solution is powered by Icontrol, the same platform company behind numerous cable operators' smart home services.

For Cable, Broadband Is the New Video
Alantown | 8/18/2014

As expected, US cable broadband subscribers pass cable video subs for the first time in latest report from Leichtman Research Group.

Intel ARMs Itself for IoT, SDN Opportunities
DOS Attack | 8/18/2014

Intel buys ARM processor assets to make it better equipped for the future of mobile equipment and SDN-enabled data center gear.

SDN at Heart of Telstra-Ericsson Deal
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

New optical pact includes Ciena's packet-optical equipment with focus on building optical network that can deliver new services faster.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom Stalks Cable Prey
News Analysis | 8/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: mobile moves in Norway; Telecom Italia prepares Brazilian bid; paying homage to Simon.

Live Chat: NFV & the Data Center
Que Sera Sarah | 8/18/2014

Join us Thursday at 12:00 p.m. EST for a live chat with Heavy Reading's Roz Roseboro about how NFV is changing data center requirements and operations.

Bit Parts: Investors Hound Oplink
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

Activist investors hound Oplink, while Alliance Fiber Optics Products critics worry about too much revenue coming from just one source.

IoT Alert: Samsung Snaps Up SmartThings
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

Samsung has purchased smart home company SmartThings for an estimated $200 million.

US Pay-TV Subs Renew Plunge
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

In its latest report, Leichtman Research Group finds that US pay-TV providers lost another 300,000 video subscribers in the traditionally weak second quarter.

Eurobites: Telecom Italia Eyes Brazil Merger
News Analysis | 8/15/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE causes a stir with queue-jumping service; Huawei and Rostelecom box clever; soccer bosses clamp down on bootleg goal videos.

PEG Brings 100G Backhaul to Rural Markets
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

The backhaul network operator has built a 100G route from Dallas to Jackson, Miss., to provide more capacity for all kinds of rural service providers.

Comcast, FX Blend Binging & Live TV
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

A recent Comcast/FX trial allowed viewers to watch the next episode of The Bridge on demand, immediately after the previous episode finished airing.

Sprint CEO: Price Cuts First, Best Network Next
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

New CEO Marcelo Claure addresses Sprint employees in a town hall call and promises the carrier will become a disruptor, beginning next week with new, more competitive price plans.

Cisco Takes Another Video Hit
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Cisco posts a 10% drop in service provider video revenues for the latest quarter and expects continued softness for at least two more quarters.

Adtran Offers G.Fast Crosstalk Cure
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Frequency Division Vectoring enables VDSL2 and G.fast to co-exist, and is intended to speed up deployment and reduce cost of G.fast.

Eurobites: Orange Plans Spanish Antennas Sell-Off
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson wins smart meters deal in Finland; Fon targets SMEs; Huawei cozies up to SAP.

Who's Doing Best in LTE-A?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/14/2014

As LTE-Advanced networks begin to reach commercial deployment, technology suppliers are scrambling to establish market leadership positions.

Pics: DAS in the Deep Sea (Aquarium)
Slide Shows | 8/14/2014

Fish with antennas? Scary! Relax – it's just Connectivity Wireless Solutions making the case for DAS.

AT&T: LTE-A Devices Go Mainstream in 2015
News Analysis | 8/14/2014

Carrier's chief strategy officer says the first LTE-Advanced devices using carrier aggregation will make their debut in late 2014, depending on how fast operators need to update their antennas.

Cisco to Ax Up to 6,000 Jobs, But It's Excited About SDN
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Cisco announced up to 6,000 layoffs as it barely stopped its quarterly revenue decline. But the SDN business is looking good.

Cisco Halts Revenue Decline – Barely
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

But revenue for 2014 was $47.1 billion, down 3%.

T-Mobile CFO Eyes Dish, Growth Opportunities
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

It would be easy for T-Mobile to deploy in Dish spectrum, according to CFO Braxton Carter.

AT&T's Strategy Boss Puts Content First
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

AT&T plans to start deploying multicast video throughout 2015, as its customers' content consumption habits change.

Telstra, Netgear Claim Cable WiFi Gateway First
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Australian operator Telstra and Netgear have partnered to deliver what they claim is the world's first commercial deployment of an 802.11ac DOCSIS 3.0 gateway.

OIF Pushing 400G Specs Forward
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

New work begins on long-reach interface as baseline specs are reached for other interfaces on 400G roadmap.

Eurobites: Vodafone's 4G Premium Backfires
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telekom Austria's Bulgarian body-blow; Ukraine clamps down on Internet; Redknee hits Euro jackpot.

Adtran Launches 'Gig Communities' Initiative
News Analysis | 8/13/2014

Networking gear maker targets municipalities, utilities and cablecos for FTTP push, in addition to traditional telcos.

Cisco Earnings: What to Watch For
Wagner’s Ring | 8/13/2014

Following three consecutive quarters of revenue decline, Cisco might shake things up.

Suddenlink Joins Gigabit Club
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Suddenlink unveils $230 million capital program to upgrade most of its cable systems for gigabit service by 2017.

Raco Aims to Eliminate Need for IoT Standards
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

RacoWireless introduces a cloud-based API that lets developers create applications for the Internet of Things, regardless of standards.

Bandwidth Offers Voice APIs Via Cloud Platform
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Competitive carrier is offering a range of voice and messaging functions for OTT service providers via APIs delivered from the cloud.

Gainspeed, Avegant Share CableLabs Top Honors
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Joint CableLabs Innovation Showcase winners Gainspeed and Avegant represent cable's dual focus on infrastructure efficiency and user interface improvement.

Sprint's New Boss Plans Cost Cuts
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure is hitting the ground running, promising increased cost efficiency and aggressive competition on his first day on the job.

Iliad's Bid for T-Mobile: This Ain't No Joke
Shades of Ray | 8/12/2014

Not taking Iliad's bid for T-Mobile US seriously? Think again.

VMware, Cisco Build Rival Data Center Teams
Wagner’s Ring | 8/12/2014

Vendor lock-in is a carrier turn-off. Cisco, VMware and other vendors hope partnership will be sweet music.

Cable's WiFi Video Attack
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/12/2014

Cable has been working on WiFi gateways to combine IP video and advanced Wi-Fi for the home.

Eurobites: Big Data Enters the Next Dimension (Possibly)
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: CityFibre strikes public sector deal; Avanti lines up next satellite; BT in UC collaboration.

Granite Still Reaping POTS Revenue
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

In the gigabit, all-IP era, many major multi-location businesses still need POTS lines and basic broadband.

Mystery Customer Deals Big Order for Cyan
News Analysis | 8/12/2014

Cyan CEO Mark Floyd says Cyan has one of its biggest orders ever on the horizon.

Microsoft Does About-Face, Debuts $25 Phone
Que Sera Sarah | 8/11/2014

Nokia's new parent is still figuring out its mobile story, as it launches a new low-end phone weeks after saying it was done with low-end phones.

Android TV Could Roil Streaming Market – IHS
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Research report predicts the new Google TV streaming platform could disrupt the media streaming player market, especially hurting Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Google's Game for Another Subsea Project
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Google gains another fiber investment as it's being counted among investors in the FASTER submarine cable project.

Mobile VC Holds Steady at $1.3B in July
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Private mobile compaines raised $1.3 billion in July in 109 funding deals, according to the latest report from Rutberg and Co.

Softbank Asks Ericsson for Congestion Relief
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Companies team up to demo Mobile-based Policy software to dynamically manage network congestion in busy areas.

CBS Eyes Online Streaming Deals
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

CBS is selling original programming to other broadcasters, cable networks, and will soon do so to online video streaming services.

Colt Targets Network Virtualization in the Data Center and Beyond
Wagner’s Ring | 8/11/2014

Colt has ambitious plans for virtualization using SDN and NFV.

Eurobites: Russia Tightens Grip on Internet
News Analysis | 8/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Netflix on a roll in UK; Xbox gets free-to-air tuner option; faster broadband ups online spend.

Facebook Slashes Data Center Power Consumption
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Facebook's load balancing is designed to keep its servers running at a moderate speed -- not too slow.

Cord-Cutting Slows But Danger Still Real – Moffett
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Although the pay-TV industry is still losing subscribers, cord-cutting appears to be only partly to blame because it has flattened out.

Gigabit Is the New Black
The Gigabot | 8/8/2014

The continuing rollout of gigabit networks across the country stands in stark contrast to the average Internet access speeds in US states.

Lunch With... Procera's James Dirksen
Wagner’s Ring | 8/8/2014

Procera's VP business development James Dirksen and I talked deep packet inspection and deep fried noodles.

Eurobites: Gemalto Buys Data Protection Specialist
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Portugal Telecom CEO quits; Telecom Italia eyes up GVT; Russia's MTS suspends operations in Crimea; Altice profits up.

Cloud Delivers Business Edge, Survey Says
News Analysis | 8/8/2014

Harvard Business Review survey of its readers finds significant support for cloud and reports that its benefits include reduced costs and complexity.

Arista Stock Jumps On Meteoric Growth
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Arista soared on the wings of its cloud, services provider, financial and technology industry customers.

DT Wants Spectrum Favors; Legere Wants Sprint's Slot
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Deutsche Telekom wants favors at the US spectrum auction, as T-Mobile CEO John Legere predicts that the operator will overtake Sprint in customer numbers by year's end.

Facebook Buys PrivateCore for Server Security
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

The startup comprises alumni from VMware, Google, and other companies.

Where Has All the Mobile Revenue Gone?
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

For the first time ever in the US wireless industry, service revenue was flat to slightly depressed, driven by installment billing plans and shifts in pricing.

Next-Gen Video Fuels Liberty Growth
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Top international MSO now boasts nearly 3 million advanced video subscribers across Europe, thanks to its growing deployments of TiVo and Horizon TV.

A NOC in the Cloud for the IoT
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Nivis, a developer of smart grid technology and wireless control networks, introduces a cloud NOC for management of connected devices on the Internet of Things.

Eurobites: Iliad Could Team Up for T-Mob Pursuit
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom's flat Q2; Vodafone, O2 share UK network; Ericsson lands Russian deal.

Cablevision Looks to Data as Great Savior
News Analysis | 8/7/2014

Despite losing broadband customers in the second quarter, Cablevision views data services and 'connectivity' as the key to future growth.

NetScout Sues 'Pay-to-Play' Gartner
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Lawsuit seeks damages after new Magic Quadrant report labels NetScout as 'challenger' in its market segment.

T-Mob's Legere Unleashed: 'Total Chaos at Sprint'
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

T-Mobile CEO takes to Twitter to tweak Sprint.

Ixia Aims to Name CEO, Cuts Jobs
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Ixia gets closer to hiring a CEO while the company cuts jobs and tries to catch up with its earnings reports.

NFV Group Adopts 'Open' Strategy, Names New Leaders
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

ETSI NFV group launches its next phase by stressing the need for open source approaches and more interaction with the broader industry.

A Short History of Hesse
Que Sera Sarah | 8/6/2014

With Sprint CEO Dan Hesse heading for the exit door, we look back at his six-and-a-half year tenure, from Nextel, to WiMax, and those unforgettable black-and-white commercials.

Hesse Out, Claure In: Sprint Is Son's House Now!
Jonestown | 8/6/2014

SoftBank appears to be taking tighter control of the still-ailing US operator.

Eurobites: DT Down on Sprint's Withdrawal
News Analysis | 8/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Liberty Global gets Euro/LatAm boost; Telecom Italia revenues down 11%; M2M developments.

TWC: Maxxing Out Too Late?
Alantown | 8/6/2014

While the No. 2 US MSO is accelerating plans for all-digital video and broadband speed upgrades, it's still desperately playing catch-up.

Sprint Drops Bid for T-Mobile – Reports
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

The deal is said to be too difficult to get through US regulators, and may cost Sprint CEO Hesse his job.

T-Mobile Rejects Initial Iliad Bid – WSJ
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

T-Mobile has reportedly turned up its nose at a surprise $15B bid from the French operator.

Microsoft Poaches Top Qualcomm Exec
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's former global marketing lead, is joining Microsoft to lead global business development.

Bolt Taps ETI for Software Platform
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Bolt Fiber Optic Services will use ETI's Overture software suite for operations and customer care functions, and to turn its video headend into a multi-tenant platform.

Broadsoft Boosts Revenues 20% in Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

UC vendor is holding its own against big names like Cisco as operators move to VoLTE and start deploying WebRTC.

Cablevision Lands Ex-Yahooer as CTO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Fifth-largest US MSO hires former Yahoo exec David Dibble for its freshly created CTO position.

Mimosa's Backhaul Bubbles With Massive MIMO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Startup Mimosa intros a 1-Gig backhaul radio and says it can get customer installation costs below $100 in the city.

Comverse Buys Some WebRTC Smarts
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

SPIT giant acquires Spanish rich communications and WebRTC gateway specialist Solaiemes.

Verizon's Elby to Head Infinera's Cloud Team
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Top technologist will boost Infinera data center work, and is the second leading exec to leave Verizon for the vendor world in recent months.

Eurobites: Iliad Needs to Up Its T-Mobile Bid
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telefonica bids for Vivendi's Brazilian broadband arm; EU wants more detail on Liberty/Ziggo deal; Ericsson scores in Egypt.

Tablets, Prepaid, Competition Shake Up Q2
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

Subscriber dynamics were in flux in the second quarter as the four Tier 1 US wireless operators grappled with shifting pricing plans, increased competition and tablet growth.

Can Level 3 Execute the Perfect Merger?
Rewired | 8/5/2014

One early indication of whether the tw telecom deal will bear the hoped-for fruit will be how its dynamic bandwidth capacity is handled.

China Fiber-Maker Preps IPO
News Analysis | 8/5/2014

China's biggest fiber cable manufacturer has applied for a listing on the Hong Kong Exchange.

FCC Could Block Sprint/T-Mobile Spectrum JV
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

FCC's Sherman says that smaller, innovative players should be able to work with larger providers to enter the US wireless market.

SDN's Progress Is Worth Debating
DOS Attack | 8/4/2014

A Juniper Networks poll finds a little more than half the companies surveyed have SDN deployment plans, while the rest have none.

GVTC Eyes a Gigabit Future
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

A telco co-op in Texas readies a gigabit network in its region north of San Antonio to prep customers for all service eventualities.

Data Center Virtualization: Tough for Carriers, Tougher for Vendors
Wagner’s Ring | 8/4/2014

Carriers are taking the lead for data center virtualization, leaving vendors to catch up, say Heavy Reading analysts Roz Roseboro and Jim Hodges.

Where to Put Your VNFs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/4/2014

When it comes to virtual network functions (VNFs), Dell is convinced that the heavy lifting will need to be done in the 'cloud'.

FCC Boss 'Disturbed' By Verizon Throttling
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

Chairman Wheeler says he's disturbed by Verizon's plans to throttle its top 5% of LTE data users, while the carrier reminds him how limited the policy's affect will be.

Eurobites: AT&T Linked to Irish Acquisition
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: BT enters the 4G fray with enterprise service offering; Etisalat unit mulls IPO; Arris gets some action in Poland.

Procera Offers RAN Management Via the SIM
News Analysis | 8/4/2014

DPI vendor is tackling cell site and customer management with a RAN optimization app for SIM cards.

Anite Picks a Fight in the Packet Core
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Test system vendor extends its portfolio from the wireless handset and radio access network to the evolved packet core (EPC), taking on some entrenched incumbents in the process.

A Brief History of the Prank Phone Call
Wagner’s Ring | 8/1/2014

More than a century ago, while the phone was still young, pranksters were already calling the morgue to ask for Mr. Stiff.

Eurobites: Iliad Slumps on T-Mobile Bidding Battle Fears
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Belgacom holds steady and inks new deal with Vodafone; Turkcell ownership battle over.

Asian Carriers Court Takeover Bids
News Analysis | 8/1/2014

Wholesale operators GCX and Pacnet are both being eyed up by the same Chinese-backed firm.

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