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Tata to Sell Tower Stake
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2008

Tata Teleservices is planning to sell off up to a 49% stake in its mobile tower infrastructure unit

SeaChange Profits in Q4
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2008

VOD and ad-insertion specialist swings to a big profit, driven in large part by the sale of its stake in FilmFlex Movies

Moto's New Puppy
Craig's A-List | 3/14/2008

Why Moto delayed the 3x3 802.11n box

Florida Fashion Standards
Monkey Bidness | 3/14/2008

Pants must now be worn under armpits

Hello Moto
Craig's A-List | 3/14/2008

The unseen perils of WLAN demos

AT&T Ads Enhanced
Peer Pressure | 3/14/2008

Billboard Liberation Front spotlights AT&T's national security biz

Verizon Demos Advanced P2P Software
CTIA News Analysis | 3/14/2008

Verizon is touting an advanced form of file sharing called P4P that can drastically reduce its costs and improve download speeds

NeoNova Places Rural Bets
News Analysis | 3/14/2008

VCs pick up a services outsourcer that could cash in on a feature-laden future for rural telcos

Were Telcos Justified in Warrantless Wiretaps?
CTIA News Analysis | 3/14/2008

Some say the telcos were only following orders

Apple's 100,000 Dev March
Jonestown | 3/13/2008

More than 100k download the newly released iPhone SDK

Wireless Startups Score $515M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2008

That's the February total of VC activity in the sector, despite threats of an economic slowdown

Cox Aims for 80
The Bauminator | 3/13/2008

...linear HD channels in Arizona, but is not making similar commitments in other markets, at least not yet

Sugar Buzz-Kill
Red Panda | 3/13/2008

Skittles abuse rampant in Connecticut school

Lessons From Nextel
LR Mobile Column | 3/13/2008

The churning of the tide

What Not to Do
Monkey Bidness | 3/13/2008

...unless you want to work for Light Reading

NEC's Euro Hopes
EuroBlog | 3/13/2008

NEC has Euro broadband aspirations

Telecom Italia Rejects Microsoft IPTV
News Analysis | 3/13/2008

Telecom Italia has shelved plans to deploy Microsoft's IPTV platform and is building its telco TV base with AlcaLu technology

TeliaSonera Commits to FTTx
News Analysis | 3/13/2008

Swedish incumbent outlines its next-gen broadband plans, including fiber access with bandwidth speeds of up to 100 Mbit/s

Afghan Idol
Monkey Bidness | 3/13/2008

This is certain to end well

AT&T Prepping for GPON
News Analysis | 3/13/2008

Ma Bell is reportedly on schedule to deliver GPON by the end of this year, as promised

Veraz Signals SBC Shift
News Analysis | 3/13/2008

Company adds session border controller functionality to its line of softswitches

Comcast Fights the Cap
The Bauminator | 3/12/2008

MSO wants a DC court to overturn an FCC order that prevents operators from owning more than 30% of the pay-TV universe

Power Struggle at Level 3?
News Analysis | 3/12/2008

Recently departed co-founder Kevin O'Hara was trying to force out CFO Sunit Patel, according to one source

Comcast, Nortel Put 100G to the Test
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2008

Using a prototype Nortel interface, Comcast demos a 100G link, saying the technology could arrive next year

BSNL Goes for More GSM Gear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/12/2008

India's BSNL has placed orders with Nortel and Motorola to give it some extra capacity while it comes up with a new tender

Mobile TV Italian Style
Wireless Bits | 3/12/2008

Italians do DVB-H

MTV: Show Me the $
Wireless Bits | 3/12/2008

MTV laments low mobile video sales

RCN's 'Analog Crush'
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2008

MSO chief proclaims: 'When we say all-digital, we mean it'

Is Mobile TV Doomed?
Wireless Bits | 3/12/2008

Mobile TV World Summit doesn't inspire confidence

Thomson, Ericsson Bag IPTV Deals
News Analysis | 3/12/2008

The IPTV World Forum kicks off with Thomson and Ericsson landing new Euro incumbent IPTV deals

Eking It Out
Jonestown | 3/12/2008

How much longer can the 700 MHz auctions go on?

TWC CFO: No M&A 'Must-Haves'
The Bauminator | 3/12/2008

Cable operator has no plans to 'get bigger for the sake of getting bigger'

EZchip: Where's the Party?
Craig's A-List | 3/12/2008

Investors are rather ho-hum about a Ciena deal

SXSW 2008 Pics
The Philter | 3/12/2008

Robots, rock 'n' roll, new media, and BBQ

Virtual Sacrilege
The Philter | 3/12/2008

Sin is in, and we need to learn how to deal with it

NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS
News Analysis | 3/12/2008

Will future IPTV applications rely on IMS? If so, NEC says it's ready

Charter Gets Nibbles
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/12/2008

Some of the 'informal inquiries' crossing Charter's path could be from Time Warner Cable or Comcast, analysts think

Nortel Trots Out 40Gig
News Analysis | 3/11/2008

Having already announced a 40-Gbit/s customer, Nortel's ready to bring out the actual products

AT&T Bundles Up U-verse
News Analysis | 3/11/2008

The carrier says U-verse's next step might involve creating combinations of features or services

Handset Head's $2M Kiss-Off
Jonestown | 3/11/2008

Ex-Motorola handset head will get nearly $2M after stepping down from the company

Neuf Kicks On With FTTH Plan
News Analysis | 3/11/2008

French competitive carrier sticks with its $460M FTTH rollout plan, which might even be followed by a further capex splash

Qualcomm Buys Content Discovery Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/11/2008

Qualcomm acquires content discovery and recommendation startup Xiam for $32M

Google's NIN Deal
The Philter | 3/11/2008

Let your fans use your music, and Google will pay you (sort of)

Nortel's 40G Secret
Peer Pressure | 3/11/2008

Company advertises a product not yet announced?

Docsis 3.0: The Competitive Hedge
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/11/2008

"Docsis 3.0 Strategies," March 19 in Denver, will explore how 2008 could be the cable industry's big kickoff year for Docsis 3.0

GridNetworks Snares Cisco Money
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/11/2008

CDN-assisted P2P video startup adds Cisco to the money party, opening the door to potential set-top and gateway partnerships

Ubiquisys Names New Chairman
Wireless Bits | 3/11/2008

Femto startup puts industry vet in chair

Orange Does 3G+
Wireless Bits | 3/11/2008

Orange launches 7.2 Mbit/s HSDPA in Lyon

T-Mobile's Plus Point
EuroBlog | 3/11/2008

T-Mobile just got graded, and it bagged a B+

G'Bye-O, Vyyo?
BroadBananas | 3/11/2008

Company's recent restructuring plan to reduce its burn rate hasn't stopped the fire sale on its shares

Virgin Talk Resurfaces
EuroBlog | 3/11/2008

Fresh M&A talk has sent Virgin's stock up

World's Hairiest Ears
Jonestown | 3/11/2008

Some records weren't meant to be broken

Spring Into Rev A
Jonestown | 3/10/2008

Sprint finally has faster CDMA handset available

Telco Home Security
Raynman | 3/10/2008

Qwest's new idea isn't new

NextWave's TV Eye on WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2008

TV-over-WiMax will get a viewing at CTIA, but it could be a year before Huawei and others can deploy it

Carrier Scorecard: T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2008

Unstrung grades T-Mobile International on its performance in 2007

FCC's MDU Rule Lives On
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/10/2008

An appeals court refuses to stop an FCC rule that abolishes certain deals related to multiple dwelling units

Spitzer? I Hardly Knew 'er!
Monkey Bidness | 3/10/2008

More no-bid contract trouble

Comcast Bits
The Bauminator | 3/10/2008

MSO financial chief talks bandwidth reclamation, HD expansion, Internet tiers, and the company's plans (sort of) involving wireless

Foundry Preps Another Wave
Craig's A-List | 3/10/2008

New routers could be imminent, but not in time to save Q1

FT Unit Reels In Orca
News Analysis | 3/10/2008

France Telecom's content security subsidiary Viaccess is to acquire IPTV middleware firm Orca Interactive for about $21M

Who's Rowing 'Project Canoe'?
The Bauminator | 3/10/2008

US cable's top six MSOs hope to apply serious scale to a still-secretive advanced advertising initiative

Verizon Gets a Dab of Weakness
News Analysis | 3/10/2008

An unusually high number of wireless customers haven't been paying their bills, but Verizon says this won't affect earnings

Harmonic Boards ThePlatform
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/10/2008

Transcoding deal with Comcast's media publishing subsidiary elevates the profile of Harmonic's recent acquisition of Rhozet Corp.

AlcaLu Buys OSS Firm
EuroBlog | 3/10/2008

Alcatel-Lucent is buying integrator and OSS consultancy ReachView

WiMax vs. LTE
Wireless Bits | 3/10/2008

Vodafone boasts cellular reliability

Extreme Launches PBT
News Analysis | 3/10/2008

The BlackDiamond line becomes the latest platform to add the controversial Ethernet technology

AlcaLu Tackles Wireless 'Blind Spot'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2008

As mobile data volumes ramp up, Alcatel-Lucent product assesses the impact of data applications on wireless access networks

Time for Padded Cells
Monkey Bidness | 3/8/2008

Idiot-proofing the footpaths

Motorola Loses Ex-Handset Head
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2008

Ex-mobile device unit boss leaves Motorola

Nortel 'Applies' Itself in IPTV
News Analysis | 3/7/2008

Saying that the middleware market has become commoditized, Nortel is pinning its IPTV hopes on applications

Pay TV Providers Poised for DTV Payday
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/7/2008

MSOs can expect to see a subscriber bounce going into 2009, but many new sign-ups likely won't be the most profitable

The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 3/7/2008

Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week...

Telecom Italia Eyes Emerging Markets
News Analysis | 3/7/2008

Italian incumbent looks overseas for expansion, and disposals, as it looks to solidify its domestic business

'Prime Minister's Bride'
Red Panda | 3/7/2008

A fight to the Finnish

Rivals Challenge Virgin-Tata Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2008

Rival operators object to Virgin Mobile's partnership in India with Tata Teleservices

700 MHz Auctions
Jonestown | 3/7/2008

Onwards into next week

Silly Photonics
The Philter | 3/7/2008

Making optics as cheap as chips

In Focus: Silicon Photonics
LRTV Documentaries | 3/7/2008

Silicon photonics technology has the potential to greatly reduce the size and price of optical components, all while lowering power consumption and making the little buggers easier to manufacture. The technology hasn't hit the telecom market squarely yet, but, as we found at OFC/NFOEC 2008, silicon photonics has the potential to fundamentally change the economics of how telecom components are produced

Nokia Siemens' Lifeline for Newport
News Analysis | 3/7/2008

Session border controller vendor Newport Networks has finally bagged a major OEM deal with Nokia Siemens Networks

Cox-TiVo Update
The Bauminator | 3/7/2008

Connecticut first, Rhode Island to follow

Défense de Mourir
Monkey Bidness | 3/7/2008

If you die here you'll be in big trouble

Ciena Beats the Street
News Analysis | 3/7/2008

Stronger-than-expected sales growth and gross margins drive Ciena's earnings above Wall Street's expectations

Juniper: What Recession?
Craig's A-List | 3/7/2008

No warning bells yet

Appliance Vendors Don't Fear Cisco
News Analysis | 3/7/2008

As Cisco absorbs more functions into its routers, standalone appliance vendors still say they're not afraid

iPhone: Enterprises Require More Choice
Jonestown | 3/6/2008

More carriers in its future?

SDK Slap Fight
Jonestown | 3/6/2008

Apple, Google & friends roll out fat wads for developers

Apple's Corporate Drive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2008

Apple unveils the iPhone SDK and links with Microsoft to bring Exchange mobile email to the device

BBT's Set-Top Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/6/2008

Behold! The digital video initiative is presenting the set-top box it's developed for its downloadable CA system

Sneaky Telcos
The Philter | 3/6/2008

Can service providers defend their role in warrantless wiretapping?

Cox Tees Up TiVo Test Bed
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/6/2008

Rhode Island could be the first Cox market to get the combo box if MSO opts intro it in its flagship market in the region

SDM: Less Profiling, Higher Profile
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/6/2008

Operators love subscriber data management, but subscribers are growing warier about the ways their personal info can be tracked

New Report Maps Out Indian Market
News Analysis | 3/6/2008

A new Light Reading report identifies India's carriers, states how big they are, and charts their service coverage

Babes in Arms
Monkey Bidness | 3/6/2008

Crayons? Check. Glock 17? Check.

Verizon's Glenn Wellbrock
LRTV Interviews | 3/6/2008

It's not too soon to start talking about 100 Gig networks, but Verizon's director of backbone network design says it's only worth using where it actually reduces the cost per bit

Yahoo ‘Re-Bewkes’ Microsoft
BroadBananas | 3/6/2008

Meshing Platform A with Yahoo would create a formidable advertising force

Juniper Joins CPW Gang
EuroBlog | 3/6/2008

Juniper is the latest addition to altnet's NGN

Chipmakers Unfazed by Vendor Chip Shops
News Analysis | 3/6/2008

The ASR 1000 and EX Ethernet switches run on home-grown chips, but that's not bothering network processor vendors

The iPhone Means Business
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2008

SDK and enterprise updates are likely tomorrow, but a 3G iPhone is still expected to be a summer arrival

AlcaLu's Edge Upgrade
Craig's A-List | 3/5/2008

You can't let Cisco's ASR 1000 have all the fun

Who Ya Gonna Call?
Red Panda | 3/5/2008

Brooklyn Ghost Investigations!

Proxy Time, Part II
Raynman | 3/5/2008

The MSFT/YHOO war is back on

Don't Mess With Joe
Monkey Bidness | 3/5/2008

Talk about 'grumpy'...

Swiss Nibble at IPTV
EuroBlog | 3/5/2008

'Steady as she goes' for Swisscom IPTV

Optium Soars
Craig's A-List | 3/5/2008

Oplink, not so much

Vodafone Eyes Femto Service This Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2008

Vodafone says it could launch a femtocell service by the end of this year and pins high hopes on the technology for big cost reductions

700 MHz Auction
Jonestown | 3/5/2008

Going quietly into the night

ZTE Ousts NSN in Hong Kong
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/5/2008

Hong Kong's CSL is set to award a 2G and 3G cellular network upgrade contract to ZTE, displacing incumbent supplier Nokia Siemens Networks

Yahoo Turns to Time Warner
News Analysis | 3/5/2008

Yahoo is in talks with Time Warner to form an alliance designed to fend off Microsoft's takeover bid

Who's Angela Merkel?
Wireless Bits | 3/5/2008

Vodafone's image search engine doesn't know

AT&T's $1B Global Capex Pledge
News Analysis | 3/5/2008

AT&T details its international capex plans for 2008 and identifies content distribution as a new 'strategic imperative'

Clubbing Cisco's ASR
Craig's A-List | 3/5/2008

The new router gets the seal-pup treatment

Infinera Adds a Friend
Craig's A-List | 3/5/2008

It's selling gear to Facebook, reportedly

Vodafone's Hard Bargain
Wireless Bits | 3/5/2008

VOD drives down 3G gear prices

Cisco Takes Hold of the Edge
News Analysis | 3/4/2008

The ASR 1000 gives Cisco a new kick beyond the 7200/7600 routers, providing a shot at offering a wider swath of applications

Clearwire Q4 Drops, WiMax News Doesn't
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2008

The provider's losses widen during the fourth quarter, and it's got little to say about any new WiMax partnership

WiMax's Narrow Window
Jonestown | 3/4/2008

802.16e doesn't have long to lead in the 4G race

Florida Crows Over Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2008

A local branch of Comcast says its customers are Docsis 3.0-bound, but not until 2009

I Admire You
Raynman | 3/4/2008

Yes, you AT&T

C&W's Mobile Play
EuroBlog | 3/4/2008

C&W unveils its GSM play and predicts growth

T-Mobile Demos LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2008

Still mulling its 4G technology choice, T-Mobile gives LTE a shot in a demo at CeBIT

Finisar: Another Down Day
Craig's A-List | 3/4/2008

Q3 results send the stock down 20%

Google's Mobile Gears
Wireless Bits | 3/4/2008

This is not about Android

Cisco's Big Launch
Craig's A-List | 3/4/2008

And a hint about the Cisco 10000

Embarq CEO: Carriers Could Cash In on Content
News Analysis | 3/4/2008

Embarq CEO Tom Gerke sees content opportunities for carriers once the broadband pipes are big enough

Spaghetti Wiring
Craig's A-List | 3/4/2008

The world's densest meet-me room is a mess

Facial Tic Pod
Monkey Bidness | 3/4/2008

He's winking at Beyonce, not you

France Frees 3G Spectrum
Wireless Bits | 3/4/2008

France plows into spectrum refarming

Navic's Next Stop: Motorolaville
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2008

The interactive TV specialist, already embedded in Cisco/SA set-top footprints, obtains the keys to Motorola's cable kingdom

Survey: Enterprise Ethernet Services Are Hot
News Analysis | 3/4/2008

Enterprise demand for more robust Ethernet service offerings is on the rise, presenting a big opportunity for carriers

Tata Unleashes WiMax in India
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2008

India's Tata launched what it claims is the world's largest WiMax network in India to boost broadband penetration in the country

Testing, Testing D...T...V...
The Bauminator | 3/4/2008

FCC Chairman comes around, agrees it makes sense to kick the tires a bit before the Feb. 2009 transition

Net Neutrality Solution: Buy Something
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/4/2008

Caching and DPI vendors say they can sell you something to solve the Internet's great capacity crunch

OFC/NFOEC Vid Clips
The Philter | 3/3/2008

Some video snippets from OFC/NFOEC

Small Cable Lobby Asks for DTV Exemption
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2008

Digital requirements said to be out of the financial reach of smaller US cable operators

Harmonic Does the Polska
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/3/2008

Deployment with Poland’s Multimedia Polska could pave way for more large on-demand deals for Harmonic and gear it purchased from Entone

Slovenian Stake Sale Hits Speedbump
News Analysis | 3/3/2008

Planned sale of 49 percent stake in Slovenia’s national carrier grinds to a halt

Broadband Grows… but Slows
The Bauminator | 3/3/2008

The good: Top US MSOs and telcos added 8.5M new broadband subs in '07. The not so good: It's the lowest growth since '03

T-Mobile Joins Google
EuroBlog | 3/3/2008

Both have invested in the same femto firm

Fiber to the Finns
EuroBlog | 3/3/2008

More evidence of ramping Euro FTTH rollouts

KDDI's WiMax Picks
Wireless Bits | 3/3/2008

KDDI goes with Fujitsu for mobile WiMax

Virgin Mobile Goes to India
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2008

Virgin Mobile enters India through a branding agreement with Tata Teleservices

LR: The Book?
The Philter | 3/3/2008

Telecom, monkeys, and murder?

Embarq Promotes Its Top Lawyer to CEO
News Analysis | 3/3/2008

Embarq's general counsel Tome Gerke will officially replace Dan Hesse as CEO

T-Mobile Invests in Femto Firm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2008

T-Mobile invests in UK femtocell startup Ubiquisys and announces it is trialing the firm's home base station in Europe

Shut Up, Harry
Monkey Bidness | 3/1/2008

Princeling makes his dad look smart

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