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Level 3 Buying Global Crossing
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2011

Level 3 and Global Crossing play up the 'complementary fit' of their networks in announcing a stock-for-stock deal valued at $1.9 billion

AT&T, Comcast Go Live With 100G
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/11/2011

Why let Verizon have all the fun?

Cisco's Core Router Goes Packet-Optical
News Analysis | 4/11/2011

The mirror image to P-OTS is a really big MPLS switch, and now Cisco can join Juniper in saying it's got one

Euronews: April 11
News Analysis | 4/11/2011

BT and Phorm avoid prosecution over "wiretap" trials and OBS strikes a telepresence deal with Tata in today's EMEA regional roundup

Mu Helps Operators Shape App-Aware Networks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2011

Wireless operators and vendors tap Mu to test how mobile apps are affecting their networks and may inform policy decisions

Verizon Fires Up Digital Media 'Factory'
News Analysis | 4/11/2011

Verizon's global wholesale service targets content providers and OTT video firms using an agnostic approach for display devices and access networks

House Shoots Down Net Neutrality Rules
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2011

But the resolution is unlikely to get past the Democrat-controlled Senate and the threat of a presidential veto

Microsoft Takes Comcast Over the Top
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2011

Microsoft cracks the cable seal as Comcast and thePlatform use its DRM and adaptive streaming tech to power the MSO's TV Everywhere service

House May Repeal FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/8/2011

Elsewhere: Judge OKs Dish/Blockbuster deal, Comcast preps HD video for the Web, WOW eyes IP video migration, ESPN's iPad app has some big caveats

OS Watch: Verizon Bests AT&T With iPhone 4
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/8/2011

Verizon's iPhone drops less calls than AT&T's and Android defends its openness as it preps to overtake Symbian in this week's OS watch

Mobile Broadband Booms in Algeria & Russia
Research Rewind | 4/8/2011

This week: Mobile broadband in Algeria and Russia; elections in Nigeria; mMoney in Africa; Wi-Fi; end-to-end management systems

Euronews: April 8
News Analysis | 4/8/2011

France Telecom's rivals get nervous, Nokia suffers another rating cut, Vodafone goes headhunting and Huawei feels the heat in today's Euro roundup

Merger Signals End to Price War
AsiaBlog | 4/8/2011

4:50 AM A major merger has boosted telecom stock prices in the Philippines

TW Cable, Viacom Take iPad Fight to Court
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2011

MSO seeks a declaratory judgment that it has rights to stream live TV to home-bound iPads, while MTV's parent responds with a countersuit

Moto Medios Goes Social
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2011

Moto taps into the social networking craze with Medios extension for tablets, smartphones and other HTML5-capable 'companion devices'

Another WiMax Operator Converts to LTE
AsiaBlog | 4/7/2011

5:15 PM Malaysia's P1 plans to migrate to LTE TDD – is its new investor behind the move?

Google Targets MSOs With YouTube Overhaul
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2011

Elsewhere: Insight expands all-digital footprint, Comcast wants to keep Hulu details secret, Azuki hits TV Everywhere, and (gasp!) a Netflix skeptic

ESPN Pipes Live TV to Apple Devices
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/7/2011

Verizon FiOS TV, TW Cable and Bright House customers get first taste of 'WatchESPN' app for iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices

Cloud Rolls In to Ethernet Europe
EuroBlog | 4/7/2011

11:15 AM Ethernet in the cloud and top-drawer coffee are going to be hot at the annual Ethernet Europe event

Regulatory Scrutiny Escalates for AT&T/T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/7/2011

The deal could take upwards of 18 months to close as concerns over spectrum auctions and competitive disadvantage mount

Mobile Wi-Fi Offload
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/7/2011

Study shows that 65 percent of smartphone traffic is already offloaded to Wi-Fi

Huawei Responds to Austrian Allegations
News Analysis | 4/7/2011

Vendor says it sticks to the laws and commercial codes in Austria

Telekom Austria Probes Huawei Deals
News Analysis | 4/7/2011

European incumbent launches investigation into alleged irregularities surrounding contracts awarded to Huawei

Huawei Linked to Contract Scandal
EuroBlog | 4/7/2011

7:30 AM Accusations of dodgy dealings in Austria

Euronews: April 7
News Analysis | 4/7/2011

Nokia gets overtaken by HTC, Polkomtel's suitors shrink in number, and spade-wielding senior cuts off Armenia's Internet in today's roundup

Dish's Baffling Blockbuster
The Bauminator | 4/6/2011

8:40 PM What in the wide, wide world of sports is Charlie Ergen up to now?

Xoom's Race for Second Place
Que Sera Sarah | 4/6/2011

3:50 PM Motorola is estimated to have sold 100,000 Xoom tablets, nowhere near Apple's record-setting iPad – but does that matter?

LightSquared GPS Fix Could Cost 'Billions'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2011

The LightSquared GPS saga goes mainstream with a new report from the working group looking into the issue due April 15

Cisco Starts Spring Cleaning
Craig's A-List | 4/6/2011

3:20 PM It's like finding things in the garage that you know you should throw out, but you just don't

Deutsche Telekom Goes Live With LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2011

The LTE competition heats up in Germany as Deutsche Telekom takes on Vodafone with the launch of commercial services

XPlornet Taps Zuora for WiMax-to-LTE Pricing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2011

Subscription billing company also inks a deal with Salesforce to speed time to market and make pricing plans more flexible for telcos

Netflix Spends Mad Money on Mad Men
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/6/2011

Elsewhere: FiOS, U-verse top best-bundle survey; Insight's price too rich for TW Cable; Comcast, AT&T to face off in the Golden Poo 'Elite Eight'

Irish Operators Strike First Network Share Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2011

O2 and eircom have inked Ireland's first mobile network sharing agreement

Metaswitch Makes Its LTE Apps Move
News Analysis | 4/6/2011

IP applications vendor acquires Norwegian rich communication suite specialist Colibria to beef up its next-gen mobile services offering

Dish's Latest Buy Is a Blockbuster
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/6/2011

Charlie Ergen's $320 million bet on bankrupt retail chain also puts Dish in league with some big cable operators

Merger a Boon to CenturyLink Business?
News Analysis | 4/6/2011

New head of business markets group sees larger capital outlay, more local fiber facilities as positive forces

Femto Firm Replaces CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/6/2011

Femtocell vendor ip.access says it's 'business as usual' after replacing its CEO and CFO and insists it's not looking for a buyer

Euronews: April 6
News Analysis | 4/6/2011

Metaswitch buys Colibria, ZTE boasts managed services growth, and MTS reports Q4 in today's roundup of EMEA telecom news headlines

Cisco Signals Major Restructuring
News Analysis | 4/6/2011

CEO John Chambers tells Cisco staff that the company's 'operational execution' needs a shake-up and that 'tough decisions' are imminent

The Order Management Revolution
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/5/2011

End-to-end order management systems will improve the customer experience – and service providers' bottom line

Comcast Keeps Eye on the iPad Prize
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/5/2011

Even as tensions build between MSOs and programmers, Comcast remains committed to offering live TV on home-bound tablets later this year

Sprint Stakes Its mCommerce Claim
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2011

While the rest of the US operators plot an NFC pilot for next year, Sprint vows to race ahead with commercial deployments in 2011

Survey: 7% of Pay-TV Subs Will Cut Cord
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/5/2011

Elsewhere: Cox hikes rates, Hulu Plus eyes 1 million subs, Dish serves EPIX, and researchers pan $30 price for premium VoD movies

Mobile Ops Make Policy More Popular, Less Punitive
News Analysis | 4/5/2011

Mobile operators are putting policy into practice and that's good news for consumers, according to Telesperience and Volubill

New Networks Hint at an iPhone 5 Timeline
Jonestown | 4/5/2011

11:30 AM The timing of AT&T's LTE launch in the US could be one of the keys to the launch of a 4G iPhone

Verivue Courts Carrier CDNs
News Analysis | 4/5/2011

New all-in-one CDN kit encourages even smaller telcos and cable companies to build their own congestion relief

T-Mobile Brings HSPA+ to 10 New Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/5/2011

Promises 42Mbit/s service will cover 140 million Americans by mid-year as it continues faster mobile broadband deployment

Euronews: April 5
News Analysis | 4/5/2011

AlcaLu fluffs up its fabric, MTS goes GLONASS and TeliaSonera joins the cloud crowd in today's roundup of Euro telecom news

AlcaLu Wants the Data Center, Too
News Analysis | 4/5/2011

The company doesn't want to be left out in the fabric wars of 2011

Court Tosses Out Net Neutrality Challenge
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2011

But we may be back to square one soon enough as Verizon says it's already prepared to lodge an appeal

ATIS: Carrier Regulation Threatens IP Transformation
News Analysis | 4/4/2011

New report says arcane rules could force incumbents to operate two networks and slow the reach of more efficient broadband

Apple iPhone 5: Falling for 4G?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2011

Get out your autumn almanac: The iPhone 5 is now widely rumored to be a fall arrival, possibly due to Apple's LTE plans

Google Bids $900M for Nortel's Patents
News Analysis | 4/4/2011

Google submits $900M stalking-horse bid for Nortel's patent portfolio and kick-starts an auction process expected to be held in June

Dish Bids for Blockbuster
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/4/2011

Elsewhere: Malone eyes Dutch MSO, Comcast to expand indie TV slate, reviewers dig Cablevision's iPad app, FiOS TV hits Albany

Tinet Rolls Out EtherCloud Coverage
News Analysis | 4/4/2011

Neutral Tandem's international network subsidiary unveils its global wholesale Ethernet services offering

Euronews: April 4
News Analysis | 4/4/2011

Vodafone sells SFR stake to Vivendi, Ericsson sues ZTE and STC bids for third Syrian mobile license in today's news from the EMEA region

Vodafone Sells SFR Stake for $11B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2011

Vivendi buys Vodafone's 44 percent stake in French operator SFR for $11 billion, ending a years-long saga

Ericsson Sues ZTE Over IPR Theft
News Analysis | 4/3/2011

Swedish giant takes legal action against ZTE over mobile technology patent infringements after years of failed negotiations

Cablevision Launches iPad App With 280+ Channels
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/2/2011

Cablevision's app may send programmer lawyers flying into action as MSO starts off with almost 300 TV channels and 2,000-plus VoD titles

TW Cable's iPad TV App Changes Channels
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2011

Elsewhere: Studios have theater owners hopping mad, OTT boxes sales rise, CableCARDs at retail still rare, another Charter exec jumps ship

Remember When Juniper Made a CMTS?
The Bauminator | 4/1/2011

12:00 PM eBay sure does...

Lawsuit Accuses Clearwire of Subscriber Fraud
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2011

A new motion in a class action case alleges that Clearwire execs knew that WiMax didn't boldly go everywhere they said it did. UPDATED 1:30 PM: Clearwire 'flatly denies' the claims

No Quick Fixes for 3G/4G Congestion
Research Rewind | 4/1/2011

This week: ATCA, AMC and MicroTCA market; mobile analytics; RAN congestion; telecom markets in Brazil, Argentina and Canada

Q&A: Former Comcast CTO David Fellows
LR Cable News Analysis | 4/1/2011

Fellows, a partner at Genovation Capital, gives his view of cable's OTT future

LightSquared: GPS Issues Won't Stall Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/1/2011

LTE venture says it's still on track to launch terrestrial LTE network by year's end despite concerns about GPS service interference

Euronews: April 1
News Analysis | 4/1/2011

NSN helps out with off-grid plan, Deutsche Telekom is told to cut its last-mile access charges -- and it's smartphones by royal appointment

Is 4G Worth Losing T-Mobile?
News Analysis | 4/1/2011

The T-Mobile deal might be the only way AT&T attempts a serious, nationwide 4G buildout, according to the CEO of one fiber provider

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