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Cogeco Invades US Via $1.36B Atlantic Buy
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/19/2012

Also: Docsis 3.0 amps up cable modem revenues; Clearleap jumps into TV Everywhere; Entone pitches hybrid TV to cable operators

Verizon Reports $1.83B Profit for Q2
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2012

Verizon added 1.2M wireless subscribers in the quarter and reports that FiOS now represents 65% of consumer wireline revenue

Restructuring Costs Hit NSN's Q2
News Analysis | 7/19/2012

As it sheds thousands of jobs, the costs of reorganization are keeping NSN in the red

CEO Joins $6.6B Bid for Suddenlink
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/19/2012

Members of Suddenlink's management team and two investment firms have struck a deal to acquire the seventh-largest cable operator in the US

Euronews: Nokia Loses $1.9B in Q2
News Analysis | 7/19/2012

In today's roundup: Tax bill pushes Nokia's Q2 net loss to $1.88 billion; Apple ordered to advertise Galaxy; Tele2 profits slip

How Many BlackBerry 10s Must RIM Sell?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2012

4:00 AM RIM's counting on BlackBerry 10 to save it, but just how many must it sell to restore relevancy? And is it possible? Analysts aren't so sure

Google Launching Kansas City Fiber on July 26
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Or, at least, that's when the company will talk more about its 1Gbit/s fiber-to-the-home buildout

TWC Warns TV Programmers
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/18/2012

In today's cable bites: The fight over programming costs gets punchier, Dish gets a boost and TWC might have a red face over blue chalk

AT&T Joins Verizon in the Shared Data Pool
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2012

New Mobile Share plans let its customers share data across up to 10 mobile devices

Myanmar: The Next Big Deal?
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Liberalization in the South-East Asian country is opening up a market ripe for investment but with a human rights twist

Calix Gets SaaS-y Wth Customer Service
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Latest Compass offer lets smaller telcos bump up their customer support without major hardware or software investment

Ericsson Sets Q2 Benchmark
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Despite all sorts of negative pressures, Ericsson's sales are holding up and it is still making money

Verizon Goes Geek Over SMBs
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

Telecom giant teams with BestBuy's Geek Squad to offer IT Help Desk service to employees of small and medium-sized businesses

Euronews: Ericsson Hangs Tough
News Analysis | 7/18/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson revenues up despite hard times; TeliaSonera revises outlook; Morocco hits the 4G trail

Oclaro/Opnext Deal Not Quite Done
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Shareholders have mostly approved the optical components merger, but there's a catch

Stoke & Samsung: Million-Dollar Buddies
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

One's an aspiring 4G equipment provider, the other's a scrappy 8-year-old, and together they fight crime. Or maybe, chase LTE deals

Sprint: The Birth of a Network
Jonestown | 7/17/2012

5:20 PM Reliability and unlimited data are key selling points for Sprint's LTE network, but user forums are reporting connection issues

VMware Preps Its Next Act
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Since VMware isn't exactly a sinking ship, a change at the top might indicate the company senses the next phase of technology emerging

Sprint Builds an MVNO Factory
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Anyone can be a wireless operator with Sprint's new 'MVNO in a box' package

New Yahoo CEO: Cable Friend or Foe?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Also: Now TV could be bad for bundling; Comcast gets with the Scripps; TiVo acquisition

Sprint Taps Startup to Put Apps to Work
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

The carrier's enterprise app store leaves the heavy lifting to SPIT startup Nuwin, while Sprint itself sticks to the thing it does best

Wave Goodbye to WAC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Operator-led Wholesale Applications Community disbands as assets are sold to Apigee and the GSMA picks up what's left of the initiative

'Indie' Startup Ready for an IPO
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Gigamon, founded eight years ago without VC help, is ready to tell its story of network-monitoring gear to Wall Street

Euronews: AlcaLu Plunges
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Alcatel-Lucent's woes and some wireless M&A action stir up the regional news pot this Tuesday

AlcaLu Issues Full-Year Profit Warning
News Analysis | 7/17/2012

Vendor's share price drops below €1 as it revises its full-year outlook, saying it won't meet its margin guidance

Cricket Fires Off $30 Shot in Data Price War
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Pre-paid carrier is setting the new bar at $30 for mobile data pricing as a response to Virgin Mobile's $35 unlimited WiMax plan

Sprint's Not Snubbing Baltimore on LTE
Jonestown | 7/16/2012

7:30 PM Sprint hasn't scrapped Baltimore from its LTE plans. But LR Mobile ponders if it is actually worth jumping to LTE yet...

Lumia Loses Luster Despite AT&T Marketing Push
Que Sera Sarah | 7/16/2012

2:40 PM AT&T halves the price of the Lumia 900, which was supposed to have gotten its biggest marketing push

Cisco Buys Into Virtual Security
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Tiny startup Virtuata will contribute to two of Cisco's current obsessions: cloud computing and security

Sprint Launches 15 Markets in 4G LTE Clusters
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Sprint has tripled the size of its 4G LTE footprint at launch, promising average downloads of 6 to 8 Mbit/s in its initial markets

Comcast Buys Out Microsoft
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Also: BSkyB preps Netflix rival; Cablevisión Paraguay gets bought; and more

CSG Snaps Up Ascade
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Major service provider IT (SPIT) vendor adds to its interconnect management capabilities with acquisition of Swedish specialist

ZTE Issues H1 Profit Warning
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

Sharp fall in profits hammers stock, adding to pressure of FBI probe

Euronews: Huawei Lands du Deal
News Analysis | 7/16/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Chinese giant makes further gains in the Middle East; Nokia slashes Lumia price in US; Dublin link is go

Wi-Fi vs. 4G: Is There Really a Debate?
Kaps Korner | 7/16/2012

6:00 AM With nearly ubiquitous Wi-Fi, industry folks and academics are looking to unlicensed spectrum to expand broadband's reach and cut down on its costs

How Can You Connect to Sprint's LTE Network?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2012

Users have a choice of five devices and five cities as Sprint debuts its fresh, new 4G network this Sunday

EC's FTTX Gamble
EuroBlog | 7/13/2012

3:15 PM Now the EC's Neelie Kroes needs incumbent operators to step up and invest more in fiber

Does Aereo Have a DVR Precedent?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/13/2012

In Friday's cable rundown: analysis of Aereo's DVR defense; DoJ is Verizon's cable-spectrum obstacle; AMC goes OTT in carriage fee squabble; and more

OS Watch: RIM Loses Developer Support
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2012

Also: Android wins favor overseas and in the US; Amazon recruits Microsoft talent; Verizon plays games with Android

Do Telcos Need More Tax Dollars to Fund Broadband?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/13/2012

As service providers begin to accept money from the FCC's Connect America Fund, it's worth asking how much some companies really need the help

In Russia, LTE Licenses Command No Fee
EuroBlog | 7/13/2012

10:00 AM Governments of the world, take note

Cable's Take on the Connected Home
Research Rewind | 7/13/2012

This week: Smart homes and your daily telecom news fix

Euronews: Vodafone Shares More Network
News Analysis | 7/13/2012

In today's roundup: Network sharing in Ireland; EC decides against tariff squeeze; Russia awards fee-free LTE licenses; and more

Startup Taps Devicescape for Wi-Fi-First Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2012

Republic Wireless has named Devicescape as the Wi-Fi provider for an unlimited data service that relegates cellular to backup duty

FBI Investigates ZTE
AsiaBlog | 7/13/2012

5:20 AM The feds get on ZTE's case over alleged shipments to Iran

India Gets Serious About Fiber Investments
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 7/12/2012

Broadband service demand has spurred India to better reach users with FTTx technologies with improved fiber

Now What, O2?
EuroBlog | 7/12/2012

11:55 AM With its service restored, the UK operator's customer experience management strategy will now be put to the test

Pay-TV Providers Drop Channels & Fight Fees
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/12/2012

In today's roundup: Viacom battles DirecTV, Comcast mulls auto security, Microsoft scores in Brazil and Time Warner Cable sets a bounty

Mobile Ads Rack Up Cash, Social Status
Que Sera Sarah | 7/12/2012

9:30 AM A number of well-funded startups and big social networks are out to prove you can make mobility pay with advertising

ADVA Gets a Share of NYSE Action
News Analysis | 7/12/2012

Joins Ciena at the optical heart of the stock exchange

Euronews: For Sale – Spanish Mobile Operator
News Analysis | 7/12/2012

In today's roundup: M&A action in Spain; Russian LTE latest; more mobile outages; asset writedowns; and more from the EMEA region

Outage Strikes O2 UK
Wireless Bits | 7/12/2012

4:00 AM Loss of services provides O2 UK with a customer relationship challenge

Judge Keeps Aereo on the Air
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/11/2012

The streaming-TV service can keep running while awaiting its time in court

Wi-Fi in NYC Pay Phones: Second Time's a Charm?
Jonestown | 7/11/2012

5:00 PM Many may have forgotten but NYC's pay-phone makeover isn't the first attempt to install Wi-Fi in the city's historical relics

Adtran Expects Flat Carrier Spending
News Analysis | 7/11/2012

Wireline capex is looking tepid, as Adtran braces investors for a disappointing September quarter

Verizon Spectrum Debate Escalates
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/11/2012

Also: Mobile devices take over, and Poland and Norway prep cable-operator sales

FreedomPop to Phase Out Clearwire for Sprint LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2012

MVNO will launch its WiMax iPhone sleeve this year, but plans to phase out WiMax in favor of a fresh wholesale deal with Sprint as its 4G LTE footprint grows

Mobile Funding Hits $1B in June
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2012

Device makers, wireless audio, fleet management and all kinds of mobile apps help to drive up the sector's funding in June

Photos: Huawei Touches Up Its Image in the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2012

The way to the heart is through the stomach, so Huawei's showing off its new myTouch smartphones for T-Mobile at Chicago's annual food fest

Euronews: Telefonica Takes Juniper's Pulse
News Analysis | 7/11/2012

In today's mix: Telefónica uses Juniper for retail mobile security service; new head honcho at ECI; LTE in Russia

Telefonica's Packet-Optical Payoff
News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Spanish operator's R&D team believes new software capabilities can make packet-optical networking cheaper and more efficient

RIM CEO 'Not Satisfied' but Confident in BB10
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Not all is rosy at RIM, its new CEO now admits, but says he's still confident in the BlackBerry 10 launch even with its delay until 2013

Comcast Unit in $3B Asset Sale
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Also: Viacom can't strike a deal with DirecTV; Comcast's fat cat; spectrum deal nears; cloud gaming in Korea

Socializing CRM
Que Sera Sarah | 7/10/2012

8:00 AM If you're a service provider that's not using social media for customer relationship management, it's time to start socializing

Euronews: Huawei Nears Managed Services Coup
News Analysis | 7/10/2012

In the spotlight today: Huawei's outsourcing talks; multi-layer networking; a 100Gbit/s record; global M2M cooperation; and more

M2M's Magnificent Seven
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Seven operators join forces in an alliance aimed at simplifying and reducing costs of delivering M2M services to international businesses

Huawei Claims Upload Speed Breakthrough
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/10/2012

Huawei claims HSUPA upload record – but do operators care too much about that anymore?

Is Telecom Growing at 10%?
News Analysis | 7/9/2012

Gartner says the telecom equipment market is growing by more than 10% – try telling that to Acme Packet

Mapping 4G: AT&T LTE Grows to 47 Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2012

AT&T is now adding new 4G LTE markets at a steady clip but is way behind Verizon's 304-market footprint

Microsoft Sets a Windows 8 Timeline
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2012

The cross-platform operating system will ship to manufacturers in August with a commercial launch to follow in late October

Korea Leads the Charge on Mobile VoIP
News Analysis | 7/9/2012

In South Korea, mobile operators can now charge for or block OTT VoIP services – but not all are doing so

Pondering Pre-Paid Cable TV
The Bauminator | 7/9/2012

8:00 AM A U.S. cable operator is said to be exploring a pre-paid scheme that borrows a page from the wireless world

Nokia Refugees Revive MeeGo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/9/2012

Former Nokia employees create startup called Jolla to design and sell MeeGo-based smartphones

Euronews: MeeGo Is Reborn
News Analysis | 7/9/2012

The rebirth of MeeGo, service outages in France and an international war of words feature in today's regional roundup

Acme Packet Points to Capex Weakness
News Analysis | 7/6/2012

With summer's earnings season about to start, the wireline business gets a warning sign

Rogers Raising the Ceiling on Overage Fees
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/6/2012

Also: Best Buy and TiVo have a connected TV disconnect; Netflix CEO Facebook post gets scrutinized; Yahoo eyes Hulu CEO for top slot

Will Anyone Switch On Cable's Upstream Booster?
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/6/2012

Motorola says S-CDMA's appeal is rising in the face of Verizon's new FiOS tiers, but admits that no one has deployed the technology yet

OS Watch: Samsung Up, HTC Down on Q2 Profits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2012

Also: Amazon plots a smartphone; Firefox spotted in the wild; wireless operators want RIM to cut its fees; consumers clamor for Jelly Bean

Euronews: DT Unit Eases Shell Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 7/6/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: T-Systems wins extension to data-center contract; Lebanon suffers major outage; YouView's a turn-off for TalkTalk

Facebook Invests in Subsea Cable
AsiaBlog | 7/6/2012

4:30 AM Social media giant is one of several backers of Asia/Pacific regional network

Verizon, Cable Deflect Sprint's Backhaul Fears
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Verizon Wireless and its cable partners say their commercial bundling deals don't contain exclusivity provisions for cell backhaul

Analyst: Sprint Will Be Major Player in 2014
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2012

TBR is drinking the Network Vision Kool-Aid; says Sprint will be a larger, more efficient player in the wireless market in 2014

Small Cells Among Next Big Challenges for LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Verizon's wholesale backhaul manager says that small cells will be 'massive' but present fresh challenges for backhaul

Apple Sizing Up Downsized Tablet
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Also: Multi-channel video subscribers flatten out; more M&A among cable Tier 2s; new PS3 reaches the FCC

CDN: Build or Buy?
EuroBlog | 7/5/2012

9:10 AM Tough choice for operators with content delivery network (CDN) needs

Paving the Road to the Digital Home
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 7/5/2012

9:00 AM A one-day event prior to the Cable-Tec Expo will focus on how cable can prepare for next-gen home services, technologies and architectures

Telefónica Bangs Its Digital Drum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2012

Spanish giant unveils strategic initiatives that will help it transform into a new breed of communications service provider

Euronews: Telefónica Eyes €5B Prize
News Analysis | 7/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica's Digital unit sets out its stall; VimpelCom's Google Play deal; French government to meet with telcos

Cisco: LTE Small Cell Is a 'Priority'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2012

Cisco shared some LTE small-cell strategic insight, but no product details, during a recent interview with Light Reading Mobile

Netflix Sets Streaming Record
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/4/2012

Also: Cable broadband's getting bigger; TW Cable expands usage-based broadband policy; Dish wants ad-zapper lawsuits to stay in New York

Ericsson Gets IT
EuroBlog | 7/4/2012

6:40 AM Managed services deal in Portugal shows off vendor's SPIT smarts

Euronews: Slim Takes a Breather
News Analysis | 7/4/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: América Móvil boss happy with Dutch and Austrian stakes for now; network-sharing in Ireland; SFR cuts rumor

Syniverse to Buy MACH for $693M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2012

A €550 million ($693 million) deal will bring together two of the mobile world's roaming hubs -- but at what cost?

RIM CEO Denies BlackBerry Death Spiral
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Despite plans for 5,000 job cuts and delays to its BB10 OS launch, RIM's new CEO says there's 'nothing wrong' with the BlackBerry maker

Finisar Buys Into Optical Amplifiers
News Analysis | 7/3/2012

The $24M purchase of Red-C could give Finisar a crucial weapon against JDSU

Motorola Home Adds M&A Expertise
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Cable vet Jim Buckley has joined Marwan Fawaz's core leadership team at Motorola Home, coming on board as corporate VP, finance

Photos: Booming Backhaul in NYC
Slide Shows | 7/3/2012

Light Reading takes on small cells, 4G backhaul and distributed radio clouds in the Big Apple

India's Mobile Stumble
AsiaBlog | 7/3/2012

9:55 AM Mobile growth trend hit by license upheaval

Billing Gets Personal
Wireless Bits | 7/3/2012

9:25 AM If it's Tuesday, this must be billing in Belgium…

Microsoft Admits Digital Ad Defeat
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Also: Ericsson's latest acquisition; London's underground Wi-Fi; digitization in India; TWC brings HBO GO to 'most' Android OSes

T-Mobile Fixes Data Network Outage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/3/2012

Cause is unknown for now, but T-Mobile customers across the US were without data services for hours on Monday

Euronews: DT Outlines Mobile Payments Plan
News Analysis | 7/3/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Mobile wallets ahoy in Germany and Poland; Technicolor completes broadcast unit sale; Nokia's possible Plan B

An Alternative to iOS & Android?
Jonestown | 7/3/2012

5:00 AM The announcement of Firefox OS means carriers have a new alternative to the dominant mobile operating systems

Small Cell Backhaul Options Are Wide Open
LRTV Documentaries | 7/2/2012

AT&T is insisting on fiber for its cell towers, but for small cells, it's back to the drawing board and everything is under consideration including microwave, other radio technology and even bonded copper

Don't Count Out Ericsson
The Bauminator | 7/2/2012

5:05 PM There are some compelling reasons to add Ericsson to the list of companies that might make a run at Motorola's cable business

Remembering Rob Pullen
Rewired | 7/2/2012

1:20 PM The late Tellabs CEO was a rare combination of intelligence and easygoing likeability that the telecom industry is going to miss

Operator-Backed Firefox OS Gives HTML5 a Boost
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Sprint, Deutsche Telekom and others stake a claim in the mobile OS wars by supporting Firefox's mobile browser on Qualcomm smartphones

C Spire Picks AlcaLu for LTE Deployment
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Alcatel-Lucent wins another 4G deal in the US: a contract to deploy the delayed initial phase of C Spire's LTE network in the Deep South

Lightning Strikes Amazon Cloud, Netflix & Others
LR Cable News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Also: Dish drops AMC while AT&T keeps it; new CableLabs CEO tweets his schedule; judge denies Netflix bid to kill discrimination suit

Ixia Splashes $160M on Security Firm
News Analysis | 7/2/2012

Purchase of BreakingPoint Systems adds cloud and LTE security testing capabilities to Ixia's arsenal

SPIT Bits: Job Cuts in Hard Times
News Analysis | 7/2/2012

The service provider IT sector is not immune to the job-loss trend as macro economics and post-M&A trimming take their toll

Euronews: Vodafone Talks Tough on Tax
News Analysis | 7/2/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Vittorio Colao defends operator's tax position; shake-up in UAE could be imminent; Telkom to go back in state hands?

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