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Vodafone's LTE Handover Hitch
News Analysis | 12/12/2011

Moving between 3G and LTE isn't exactly seamless yet in Germany

Juniper's Ankeena Purchase Pays Some Dividends
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2011

Juniper's Media Flow Controller wins a key spot at Lime's pioneering video rollout in the Caribbean

Adtran to Buy NSN's Broadband Unit
News Analysis | 12/12/2011

NSN's latest divestment is of its fixed-broadband access business unit, which Adtran thinks could boost its sales by about 20 percent

Transparency & Fairness vs. Net Neutrality
Column | 12/12/2011

Let’s not apply the policies of the 20th century to the technologies of tomorrow

Euronews: Ericsson's CTO Steps Down
News Analysis | 12/12/2011

In today's roundup: Ericsson to name new CTO; NSN's German workforce fears the worst; Adtran picks up NSN's fixed-broadband access biz

Honorable Mentions: Dec. 12
Matt's Mentions | 12/12/2011

5:40 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

LightSquared Lit Up About GPS Leak
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

A government test reportedly says LightSquared's network would disrupt 75% of GPS receivers, but that result might be ignoring a key factor

UC Gets a Straight A in Education
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/9/2011

Being hit from every side by demands to lower costs, many educational institutions have implemented unified communications systems

HP Sets webOS Free
Que Sera Sarah | 12/9/2011

HP is open sourcing its beleaguered operating system, but will anyone want to pick up its slack?

DoJ Wants to Postpone AT&T/T-Mobile Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

The trial scheduled for February now seems less urgent, the DoJ says, and that's not good news for AT&T

Cable Sizes Up National Wi-Fi Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/9/2011

What if the U.S. was one big hotspot? The wheels are turning for cable providers to make it happen

LightSquared: 30+ Customers, No LTE Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

LightSquared says it has signed up more than 30 wholesale customers even before it has an LTE network up and running

Vendors Intrigued by Gigabit Network Project
Kaps Korner | 12/9/2011

11:15 AM Gig.U says it has received replies to its RFI from major vendors and service providers. Are university-led gigabit networks sounding less far-fetched?

OS Watch: Nokia Aims to Be a US Contender Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2011

Also: Moto gets a win against Apple; everyone wants an iPad; RIM renames its OS; Verizon unleashes the Xyboards

SeaChange Sees Software Surge Amid Shake-up
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/9/2011

Also: TW Cable's CTO to stick around; Comcast getting personal with the TV; In Demand hooks up Music Choice VoD; Hungary craves D3

Is Europe Getting Enough Fiber?
Research Rewind | 12/9/2011

This week: Fiber in Europe, message storage, mobile BI, Venezuela's telecom outlook, Huawei delivers LTE in the Middle East

Cloud Watch: More and More Mergers
News Analysis | 12/9/2011

Also: another Cisco departure, what VMware did right (and wrong) and the trouble with OpenStack

Euronews: BT, Orange Team on Telepresence
News Analysis | 12/9/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: BT and Orange make their telepresence felt; Steely Neelie issues a despot alert; new towers JV in Uganda

Charter Plugs TiVo Into Arris's VoD Back-Office
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Charter integrates TiVo with its Arris VoD back-office in Ft. Worth, with Ericsson on deck for 2012

OIF's Fabric Unification Isn't About the Fabric
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

If you're going to mash packet and OTN traffic together, why not make the line card do all the work?

Verizon Ditches DirecTV LTE Plans for Cable
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Following its deal with three cable MSOs, Verizon is abandoning trials of an LTE-powered Internet and TV bundle with DirecTV

Analyst: LTE Kindle Fire Coming Next Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Bernstein Research believes 3G plus HSPA+ and LTE versions of the Fire will land next year, bringing in a higher margin on hardware sales for Amazon

Focus on Content, Not Connected Devices
Column | 12/8/2011

How service providers can drive their ARPU higher

Sequans Lifted by Early LTE TDD Action
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Its traditional WiMax market may be shrinking but chip firm Sequans is already getting a boost from early LTE TDD action

Clearwire Ups Offering to $350M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Every penny counts for Clearwire as it looks for $50M more on a planned stock offering

Comcast Ups Smit to Cable CEO
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2011

Also: Verizon, Redbox may connect on OTT; Netflix users bemoan Xbox update; Mediacom site to stream Hulu; blogger laments 'classic' DirecTV-TiVo combo

MRV Starts Shedding Pieces
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

A chunk of the networking group is gone, as is the interim CEO

Euronews: FT Must Pay Back Illegal State Aid
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: France Telecom loses appeal against EC ruling; Nokia no longer has a thing for bling; Russians unite on LTE

Amazon Gets Reboot-Happy
News Analysis | 12/8/2011

There's no panic in the streets, but reboot notices from Amazon Web Services paint a puzzling picture

Russian Into LTE
EuroBlog | 12/8/2011

2:00 AM Operators take a step towards shared LTE infrastructure

Signs of the Video Armageddon
The Bauminator | 12/7/2011

Verizon's OTT play could spark a big OTT war, but programming rights will determine if it's to wield weapons of mass disruption

AlcaLu Lab Gives LightSquared a Thumbs-Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

LightSquared says it's got lab results showing its LTE network can play nice with major manufacturers' GPS receivers

IPv6 Headed Home, Lab Says
News Analysis | 12/7/2011

UNH-IOL sees major improvement in vendor readiness for IPv6-capable devices in the home

Will Verizon Abandon DSL for Mobile Broadband?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

With an MSO spectrum deal in tow, Verizon could abandon DSL entirely in favor of broadband wireless services

MSO Deal Not Verizon's Spectrum 'End Game'
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2011

Cable's AWS spectrum fits 'hand-in-glove' with Verizon's 700MHz capacity, but the carrier will require more spectrum down the road

Charter Hunts Bigger Business Game
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2011

MSO to chip away at AT&T and Verizon's midsections with a SIP trunking service

Light Reading Launches an iPad App
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

Our iPad app is the first step in an long list of things we hope to do to make it easier to interact with Light Reading content away from the desktop

Orange: No Killer App Drives LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

LTE isn't for enabling killer apps, it's for improving network capacity, according to France Telecom's Orange

Message Storage Moves to Top Drawer
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/7/2011

Many companies plan to make massive data migrations over the next year because they're exceeding storage limits on their current servers

AT&T Boasts Smartphone Sales, LTE in NYC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2011

CFO John Stephens says AT&T has sold 6M smartphones in Q4 so far and is switching on LTE in NYC and more markets in December

Verizon to Stream After Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2011

Also: Verizon and Cablevision fight over broadband ads; DirecTV sets TiVo launch; Shaw tests Wi-Fi net; Cablemás adapts to VoD

Euronews: 3 Italia Preps LTE Launch
News Analysis | 12/7/2011

In today's EMEA news roundup: 3 Italia reveals LTE plans; Dutch mobile operators in antitrust investigation; and NSN pours out more Liquid Radio

Clearwire's LTE Clues
Jonestown | 12/6/2011

5:55 PM Places like the NY metro area, LA and Chicagoland are likely on Sprint and Clearwire's list for a TD-LTE upgrade

Comcast HD-DTAs Reach the FCC
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2011

MSO takes step toward deploying its small, inexpensive HDTV boxes that can run on Cisco- and Moto-based networks

Verizon Blocking Google Wallet? Poor Decision
Que Sera Sarah | 12/6/2011

1:25 PM Competing, short-sighted interests in mCommerce remain a big reason the market is so slow to take off

Cisco Opens Up the CloudVerse
News Analysis | 12/6/2011

Vendors want to help build and manage cloud networks, and of course, Cisco wants in on that game, too

Charter Picks First TiVo Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2011

Also: Cox targets iPad app at fastest subs; Sandvine cuts Q4 forecast; IBBS to swap out CEOs; Liberty won't gloat over Netflix troubles

Charter Sizes Up Verizon Wireless Opportunity
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2011

Charter CEO is open to partnering with cable's new wireless buddy and hints that discussions are already underway

Euronews: Vodafone Boss Bites Back at Ofcom
News Analysis | 12/6/2011

In today's EMEA news roundup: Vodafone's UK chief says they're the good guys; more pain for Spain's mobile ops; Italy's IT 'illiteracy'

AlcaLu Extends Its 100G
News Analysis | 12/6/2011

If you've heard AlcaLu has problems with its 100G reach, well, now the company's saying that ain't so

Verizon Wireless: Cable’s New BFF
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Comcast Cable president confirms that the MVNO element of a groundbreaking MSO-Verizon Wireless deal lasts into 'perpetuity'

Epsilon Makes Metro Move With BTI
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Optical connectivity specialist is upgrading its metro transport networks with new boxes from BTI Systems

Sprint: First LTE Site Is 'Up & Running'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Sprint moves forward with Network Vision; says separate Clearwire TD-LTE deployment is 'very, very targeted' to high-traffic areas

AlcaLu Could Restructure Even More
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

The liquidity thing just isn't getting better, and one analyst thinks that might spur Alcatel-Lucent into action

BI Takes Advantage of Mobile Boom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/5/2011

Enterprises are moving business intelligence onto mobile platforms, but it involves far more than just shrinking an Excel spreadsheet for a smartphone

Google Preps for an Ice Cream Social
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Google employees reportedly get their hands on the latest Android operating system on the Samsung Nexus S, while support for the 4.0 OS grows

The 'Big Data' Challenge
Column | 12/5/2011

Are communications service providers boiling in an ocean of data?

LTE iPad Coming to Japan?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2011

A Japanese report suggests that Apple is working with DoCoMo on a 4G iPad for 2012

Comcast Gets Down to Business
LRTV Interviews | 12/5/2011

Comcast Business Services SVP Kevin O'Toole outlines the MSO's top priorities for 2012 as it goes upmarket with MetroE and hosted services

Xbox Delays Debut of Verizon, Comcast Content
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2011

Also: TW Cable CEO defends Verizon Wireless deal; Canoe touts interactive ad study; Huawei, Cisco lead the broadband access pack

Vitesse Targets Ethernet Backhaul
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

The company's latest Ethernet switch aims to bring lots more OAM to access and backhaul networks

Honorable Mentions: Dec. 5
Matt's Mentions | 12/5/2011

This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions

Adtran Pushes ROADMs & OTN
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

As the TA 5000 gets loaded with more transport features, Adtran makes its bid to become a factor in optical networking

Euronews: Virgin Eyes 4G Femto Spectrum
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Virgin thinks femto; iPhone 'banned' in Syria; NSN's off-grid base station; Euro patents re-jig on the cards

China Flexes Its FTTx Muscle
News Analysis | 12/5/2011

China Telecom and China Unicom are dwarfing other fiber access broadband rollouts with their plans

LR Live: Cable Business Show Photos
Slide Shows | 12/2/2011

In New York, delegates came from all over to discuss 'The Future of Cable Business Services'

Charter Gives Broadband a Speed Bump
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Also: Pace and Rovi connect on hybrid boxes; TV Everywhere needs more content, marketing; Verizon to halt HD quality claims

Comcast, TW Cable to Halt Clearwire Sales
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Both MSOs expected to end the wholesale relationship in six months, with Comcast looking to wind down its small base of Clearwire subs

Standards in the Cloud
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/2/2011

As provider interest in cloud services grows, telcos explore ways to differentiate their products while the IT industry works on standardization

Resetting Cable's Biz Services Agenda
The Bauminator | 12/2/2011

11:00 AM Going upmarket, crafting a quasi-national footprint, and a focus on mobile services emerged as top trends at the latest LR Live! event

MSOs Sell AWS Spectrum to Verizon for $3.6B
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Comcast, TWC and Bright House punt AWS holdings to Verizon Wireless for a load of cash, and service and product deals that include a wholesale component

Cox Business: The Road to $2B
LRTV Interviews | 12/2/2011

Cox Business SVP Phil Meeks sheds some light on how the MSO intends to reach its next big business services annual revenue milestone by 2016

Tech Trends Favor Cable's SMB Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/2/2011

Fixed-mobile convergence, cloud and bring-your-own-device trends can all be leveraged to cable's service advantage

Cable’s Keys to the Cloud
LRTV Documentaries | 12/2/2011

Heavy Reading’s Alan Breznick lifts the haze on why cloud-based service delivery has become a top priority for cable MSOs

What's Next for German and Indian Telecom Markets?
Research Rewind | 12/2/2011

This week: Five-year forecasts for Germany, India, Hong Kong and more; LTE in AME; Carrier Ethernet

Euronews: German Govt Skeptical on AT&T Deal
News Analysis | 12/2/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Government less confident than Deutsche Telekom over US deal; Swiss merger murmurings; Anite's hot H1

Cable Expands Its Business Game
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2011

David Strauss, a top cable industry consultant, explains what MSOs must add to their playbooks as they target mid-sized businesses more aggressively

Comcast Hones 2-Pronged Business Attack
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

MSO is using a mix of Docsis 3.0 and MetroE to win the hearts of SMBs and build last-mile pipes that are fat enough to handle cloud-based services

Ethernet Executive Council Q&A: Equinix
Ethernet Executive Council | 12/1/2011

1:30 PM Heavy Reading talks strategy with Jim Poole, Equinix’s general manager for global networks and mobility

Sprint Keeps Clearwire (& Unlimited) Alive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Clearwire gets cash (and makes that interest payment), while Sprint says it gets the capacity needed to keep unlimited plans alive

Rogers Exec: MSOs Can Outdo Telcos in Ethernet
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Biz services exec sees bright future for selling to enterprises and calls for cable to interconnect to sell nationally and shoot for 100% reliability

MEF Makes Strides With Ethernet Interconnection
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/1/2011

Emphasis within the Ethernet market and the MEF has shifted to issues of interconnection and service alignment between providers

US Cable Firms to Bank $6B in Biz Services
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Cable continues to gain ground on the telcos as MSOs chip away at the small business market, expand into cell backhaul and head up-market

Cable Clicks With the Cloud
LRTV Documentaries | 12/1/2011

Execs with Cox and Charter explain why tucking software and processing complexity further into the cloud is accelerating cable’s ability to change and enhance video services and applications

Analyst Laments Netflix's 'Broken' Biz Model
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2011

Also: Mediaset tunes in the Xbox; Cablevision fights off DDoS attack; Comcast faces discrimination suit; HBO won't go pure OTT

BT Heads for 400G With Ciena
News Analysis | 12/1/2011

UK incumbent to deploy the 6500 Packet-Optical platform for its 100Gbit/s plans and to prepare itself for even greater speeds…

Quantifying Cloud
Rewired | 12/1/2011

7:30 AM Cisco has launched a new index to measure cloud traffic and chances are it will become the new industry standard for counting clouds

Euronews: Vodafone Lands a Bluefish
News Analysis | 12/1/2011

In today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone makes unified comms purchase; Transmode wins UK deal; Volubill controls policy in Tunisia

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