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2009: Brace for Impact
Craig's A-List | 10/31/2008

Bandwidth demand is growing, but it isn't enough

The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 10/31/2008

A handful of other cable-related things that happened this week

CEO Says Akamai Will Avoid Web 2.0 Apocalypse
News Analysis | 10/31/2008

CEO Paul Sagan says Akamai can endure the current financial conditions because it isn't exposed to 'newfangled' Web 2.0 sites

Cisco Plans Edge-Router Splash
News Analysis | 10/31/2008

One analyst believes the vendor's mysterious Nov. 11 announcement is a major edge-router platform

Verizon Alltel Buy Clears Hurdle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/31/2008

However, the Justice Department is stipulating that the new combined company divested itself of 100 markets in 22 states

Fighting the Last War
BelkBlog | 10/31/2008

The WiMax talking points are behind the times

Internap: Value of CDN Unit Is 'Impaired'
News Analysis | 10/31/2008

The company has written down the goodwill value of its CDN unit by almost $100M, in a recent SEC filing

BigBand Tunes Up Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/31/2008

Revenues jump as a new deployment with Bright House Networks allows BigBand to tout gains in the switched digital video category

Sprint to 'Retain' & Spruce Up iDEN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/31/2008

After months of speculation about a sale, Sprint decides that it will keep Nextel's iDEN network after all

Fun With Numbers
Craig's A-List | 10/30/2008

Conexant takes a ride

CBS Stock Rises
Contentinople | 10/30/2008

CBS stock recovers after Redstone's sale

Sanjay Jha Makes His Mark at Moto
LR Mobile Column | 10/30/2008

But the changes Dr. Jha discussed on the Q3 conference call raised more than a few eyebrows

Bailout Working So Far
Monkey Bidness | 10/30/2008

The pillaging continues

JDSU's Kennedy Lands at Avaya
News Analysis | 10/30/2008

Kevin Kennedy's post-JDSU destination turns out to be Charles Giancarlo's current haunts

No Flies on Sarah
Monkey Bidness | 10/30/2008

Targeting the Drosophila vote

Brocade/Foundry Gets a Do-Over
News Analysis | 10/30/2008

The deal's not dead, just repriced to $2.6 billion

Anything But Convergence in Backhaul Synchronization
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/30/2008

Rather than consolidating, approaches to synchronization of Ethernet backhaul from cell sites are proliferating

AlcaLu Down, But Not Out, in Q3
News Analysis | 10/30/2008

Vendor's losses narrow and revenues are in-line as the new CEO gives a timetable for strategic review

Title Bout
The Bauminator | 10/30/2008

Guess which telco competitor is most 'formidable' in the eyes of Comcast?

Moto Bouncing Symbian
Jonestown | 10/30/2008

But it will be a year before Android arrives

Moto Ditches Symbian for Android & Windows
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2008

Moto dumps Symbian OS for Google and Microsoft mobile platforms in a bid to simplify in 2009

Motorola Delays Devices Unit Spinoff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2008

New co-CEO says economic conditions and unit reorg will delay mobile device spinoff

Tatara Hones Femto Focus
Wireless Bits | 10/29/2008

Tatara sells business unit to fund femto development

Kennedy Bids JDSU Adieu
News Analysis | 10/29/2008

CEO Kevin Kennedy abruptly announces he's off to a new job

Qwest's Q3
The Philter | 10/29/2008

By the hour

JDSU's Not Down
Craig's A-List | 10/29/2008

But maybe it should be

AT&T the Latest to Jump on the Femto Wagon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/29/2008

No. 1 cellular operator in the US says it will start home base station trial soon

Anystream, Voxant Rebrand
Contentinople | 10/29/2008

The combined companies are now Grab Networks

Qwest Preps Layoffs
News Analysis | 10/29/2008

Responding to what it describes as disappointing Q3 margins, Qwest sets out to cut 1,200 jobs

Comcast Brings Home the Bacon
BroadBananas | 10/29/2008

Top MSO is still pilfering more subs than the two largest telcos

AlcaLu Appoints New Americas Exec
News Analysis | 10/29/2008

Cindy Christy's replacement has arrived, in the form of former Openwave CEO Robert Vrij

Don't Try This at Home
Monkey Bidness | 10/29/2008

A real prat-fall

Comcast IDs First DTA Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/29/2008

The MSO's all-digital effort is ramping up in Portland, OR where Comcast is already conducting trials of digital terminal adapters

Chi-Town Bound?
The Bauminator | 10/29/2008

Comcast subs in the Windy City are next in line to get the cable-TiVo combo

Outage at Telio?
The Philter | 10/29/2008

VOIP subscribers say their phones have gone silent

Telenor Takes Mobile Stake in India
News Analysis | 10/29/2008

Telenor said it will shell out $1B for a majority stake in a startup GSM operator in India and its share price plunged 17%

Ixia, Juniper Start Counting Green
News Analysis | 10/29/2008

The companies' Energy Consumption Rating aims to standardize the way gear is tested

Arris Tempers Q3 CMTS Sales Surge
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/29/2008

Vendor beats Wall Street expectations but says 2009 outlook is murky

A Friendly Warning
Jonestown | 10/28/2008

From the folks at XOHM

Boffo for EBIF
The Bauminator | 10/28/2008

Time Warner Cable picks an ETV dance partner

Airvana: 'Betting the Farm' on Femto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/28/2008

3G CDMA maven inks another home base station deal, this time with Hitachi

CDNs Get Busy
Contentinople | 10/28/2008

It's a busy day on Contentinople

Roku Closes Series C, Plans Expansion
News Analysis | 10/28/2008

Roku looks beyond Netflix and plans other content partnerships

Brrr! Russian Court Freezes Vimpelcom Shares
News Analysis | 10/28/2008

Telenor is outraged by Russian court's decision to stop Vimpelcom shares from trading

Cox Wireless: Soup to Nuts
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/28/2008

MSO VP of wireless Stephen Bye explains how Cox is weaving wireless into all aspects of the company's operational fabric

Cable to FCC: Slow Down
The Bauminator | 10/28/2008

NCTA is urging the Commission to hold off 'white spaces' vote

Harmonic Casts a Cautious Eye on '09
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/28/2008

Vendor holds firm on Q4 forecast, but warns the 'picture is less clear' for next year as customers reassess capex plans

Verizon Eyes Femtos for 2009
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/27/2008

Operator says that it could intro a home base station early in 2009

Ted Down the Tubes
Monkey Bidness | 10/27/2008

News Flash: Guilty Guilty Guilty!

Everything's Gone Green
News Analysis | 10/27/2008

One-day telco conference has all service providers singing from the same hymn book, but the vendor impact may take a while to figure out

Will VueKey Trump Tru2way?
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2008

The ATIS-led security platform isn't expected to derail cable's efforts, but its impact on retail TVs and set-tops remains unknown

Mobile Data Fuels Verizon in Q3
News Analysis | 10/27/2008

Mobile data helped drive Q3 results, but Verizon isn't so sure about Q4

CenturyTel Embarqs on More Consolidation
News Analysis | 10/27/2008

Two large US telcos get ready to merge in a $5.8B all-stock deal that will create a landline giant with operations in 33 states

Coffee: First the Good News
Monkey Bidness | 10/27/2008

Science marches on

Cox Preps Cellular Network, Eyes LTE
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/27/2008

Cox will launch cellular services next year while building out its own 3G network and testing 4G technology LTE

CDN Explores Space
Contentinople | 10/24/2008

BitGravity delivers shuttle launches, Internap asks strangers 'where'd you get that,' and UGC dies a slow death

Foundry Tanks on Merger Holdup
News Analysis | 10/24/2008

The shareholder meeting to seal the Brocade deal has been moved to Oct. 29, a surprise that's sent Foundry shares reeling

The Un-Sweet 16
The Philter | 10/24/2008

Even in tough times, some companies are simply impressive in the way they fail to impress

Meet Judge Sarah
Monkey Bidness | 10/24/2008

Striking while the barracuda is hot

OMG! Bookham Is Profitable!
News Analysis | 10/24/2008

But don't get used to it

Sizing Up the Next Big Thing
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/24/2008

Cable operators and vendors are pumping advanced advertising as the industry's salvation, but hard numbers have been lacking... until now

Porker of the Month
Red Panda | 10/24/2008

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin claims the coveted title

AlcaLu Goes Green for Ethernet?
News Analysis | 10/24/2008

Vendor is prepping a new 'green' carrier Ethernet aggregation switch, according to industry sources

Mobile, Optical Fuels ZTE's Growth
News Analysis | 10/24/2008

Chinese vendor sees its revenues grow by 29% in Q3 as it lines up multiple mobile infrastructure deals

Multi-Standard Radio Systems
LR Mobile Column | 10/24/2008

Software-defined radio is at the core of equipment vendors' efforts to deliver multi-standard radio systems

Promoting tru2way TVs
The Bauminator | 10/24/2008

Features and benefits of cable's budding platform get top billing at Abt Electronics

Vecima Box Lets MDU Residents Keep Old TVs
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/24/2008

Vendor says a leading US cable MSO has signed a contract to deploy Terrace, a bulk digital-to-analog decoder for MDU settings

Where Is TelcoLabs?
TelcoTV Thoughts | 10/24/2008

Does lack of standards put telco TV in peril?

Wireless Carriers Up Opposition to Free WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/24/2008

Major mobile companies say the FCC's test results for nationwide wireless broadband are flawed and don't show how much nearby spectrum would be harmed

Be Afraid...
Monkey Bidness | 10/23/2008

...of bad taste in movies

Juniper Spreads Sunshine in Q3
News Analysis | 10/23/2008

A solid Q3 and a non-disappointing Q4 give investors some good news in a tough month

Android Jack
Jonestown | 10/23/2008

Don't lose the headphones!

LinkedIn Gets More Cash
Contentinople | 10/23/2008

Social networking site gets sixth round of funding

Clearwire's LA Story
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2008

Job ads suggest 'next generation' rollout plans in the City of Angels, but Clearwire isn't saying anything yet

Metered Usage Test Rolls On
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2008

After an interruption from Hurricane Ike, Time Warner Cable's trial of metered Internet usage is back on track

Ullal Lands in the Cloud
News Analysis | 10/23/2008

Former Cisco exec Jayshree Ullal has joined Andy Bechtolsheim's new company, Arista, to tackle cloud computing

Ethernet Expo 2008
Slide Shows | 10/23/2008

The nation's largest Ethernet conference buzzed through New York with three days of lively sessions. Enjoy our photo recap of the event

COLT Clings to Confidence
EuroBlog | 10/23/2008

Pan-European operator's crystal ball still shows growth

More 'Quiet Period' Noise
The Bauminator | 10/23/2008

Two lawmakers weigh in on retrans negotiations ahead of the DTV transition... and they appear to be on cable's side

Investment Group Extends Vyyo Tender
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/23/2008

Vision Acquisition Corp. has extended a tender offer for the struggling 3 GHz overlay vendor to midnight tonight

AlcaLu Gets Tropical in the Metro
News Analysis | 10/23/2008

Unveils a new metro WDM platform that combines tunable ROADM capabilities with the management tool set inherited from Tropic

Level 3
LRTV Documentaries | 10/23/2008

Size matters

The iPhone Quarter
LR Mobile Column | 10/23/2008

It was huge one for Apple's cash cow

ECI Targets Wireless Backhaul, OSS
News Analysis | 10/23/2008

ECI is looking to develop service-specific carrier Ethernet platforms and new OSS products

Broadcom Hot on MoCA
The Bauminator | 10/22/2008

Stirring it into chips that power broadband modems, home routers, set-tops, and digital TVs

The Met Goes Online
Contentinople | 10/22/2008

The Met intros its new Met Player for online opera fans

Android 3G
Jonestown | 10/22/2008

3G coverage can be a bit patchy

Comcast Takes 'Wideband' Wider
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/22/2008

MSO is taking aim at telcos with two new Docsis 3.0 tiers in the Twin Cities, Philadelphia, and portions of New England and New Jersey

Slideshow: Android Arrives
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2008

No iPhone-style feeding frenzy, but the G1 phone is a steady seller in NYC on launch day

iPhone Hits AT&T Margins
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2008

Strong iPhone 3G sales force AT&T to lower its full-year operating income margin forecast, but the operator says the cost is worth it

Vendor Financing Returns
Craig's A-List | 10/22/2008

Emerging markets show signs of stress

Spotlight Ethernet
Craig's A-List | 10/22/2008

Chipping in on startups

Slideshow: Leading Lights 2008
Slide Shows | 10/22/2008

The big night, captured on film and in photos

No Huge Lines for Android
Jonestown | 10/22/2008

Google's first phone doesn't inspire Apple-like frenzy in NYC

Thinking Virtual With Larry Dennison
News Analysis | 10/22/2008

His new startup is focusing on the next big step for service providers: the virtualization of services and management

Verizon Catches 10-Gig Fever
News Analysis | 10/22/2008

Verizon Business hopes to get an early jump on the 10-Gig Ethernet services market

Yahoo Shrinks, Stock Price Plummets
Column | 10/22/2008

Jerry Yang runs out of options

Wireless Boosts AT&T in Q3
News Analysis | 10/22/2008

AT&T's third-quarter profits are up thanks to strong wireless growth, but the iPhone has put a dent in wireless margins

Femto for President
BroadBananas | 10/22/2008

Why didn't anyone pitch femtocells to the McCain family?

Leading Lights 2008
LRTV Documentaries | 10/22/2008

The roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd. All the excitement of the 2008 Leading Lights awards brought to you through the magic of television.

B-b-b-be Aware
Monkey Bidness | 10/22/2008

Every d-d-d-dog must have its d-d-d-day

Slideshow: Symbian Smartphone Fest
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2008

Symbian was out to impress developers today at its annual Smartphone Show in London and had all the latest devices on show

G1 Today
Wireless Bits | 10/22/2008

Stores open early – get there while supplies last!

Infinera Numbers
Craig's A-List | 10/21/2008

No metro announcement yet

Larry Dennison: He's Baaaaack!
News Analysis | 10/21/2008

Only days after his sudden exit from Soapstone, Larry Dennison is back in the carrier Ethernet world with a new startup

Akamai Branches Out
Contentinople | 10/21/2008

Akamai ventures into targeted advertising, Blip.tv closes a funding round, and Netflix is still OK - for now

Comcast Makes Cuts Out East
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/21/2008

MSO confirms that as many as 300 jobs could be cut as Comcast reorganizes its Eastern Division

Tellabs Sinks on $1B Loss
News Analysis | 10/21/2008

Fourth-quarter outlook and massive writedown hits Tellabs numbers as it restructures for leaner times, axing 280 positions

Another Tradition Imperiled
Red Panda | 10/21/2008

It's gotten tougher to be a crabby old lady

Conax: Blankom Must Go Through Evolution
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/21/2008

UPDATE: Conax now says Blankom must obtain the vendor's conditional access technology through its exclusive North American cable partner

RIM Launches App Store
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2008

Online storefront and on-device app center gives BlackBerry users an equivalent of Apple's App Store for the iPhone or the Android Market for the G1

MEF Peers Consider Ethernet Exchange
News Analysis | 10/21/2008

While the Metro Ethernet Forum works on a network-to-network interface, it might also be trying to create an Ethernet peering point

Top Five Telco TV Threats
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/21/2008

With TelcoTV 2008 just around the corner, here's a handful of things the Verizons, AT&Ts, Qwests, and SureWests of the world should worry about

Akamai Buys acerno, Aggregates Ad Data
News Analysis | 10/21/2008

Akamai buys ad firm acerno for $95M; launches its Advertising Decision Solutions offering

Sinking Stats
Craig's A-List | 10/21/2008

Wireless won't necessarily save us all

DTV Transition Car Hits Wall
The Bauminator | 10/21/2008


LR Names 2008 Leading Lights Winners
News Analysis | 10/20/2008

The annual Light Reading awards have been handed out at a gala dinner in New York – find out who won!

VC Web Funding Drops
Contentinople | 10/20/2008

VC investments in Internet-specific companies decline in Q3

Metro Move for Infinera?
EuroBlog | 10/20/2008

Industry talk puts Infinera close to metro platform launch

Carrier Ethernet Still Ramping
News Analysis | 10/20/2008

The carrier Ethernet equipment market is still set to nearly double by 2012, but it won't be as big as previously expected

Ethernet Over Ethernet
Craig's A-List | 10/20/2008

Don't laugh; KDDI likes it

BBT Loads Up for First Field Test
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/20/2008

The first field trial of a downloadable conditional access system gets underway later this month

Motorola Preps Android Phone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2008

The company's first crack at Google's operating system is expected to feature strong social networking features, but it may not debut until the second quarter of 2009

Ericsson Coy on M&A
EuroBlog | 10/20/2008

And the vendor hasn't ruled out vendor financing

Nokia's Email BlackBerry Jam
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2008

Phone giant doesn't have a RIM email client for its E71 flagship yet and says there's no plans for one

Comcast Media Center Buffs Up for EBIF
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/20/2008

Adds itaas as a partner as Comcast unit ramps up to deliver EBIF-based 'enhanced TV' applications to MSOs via a centralized platform

Reliance Wants the World
News Analysis | 10/20/2008

The Vanco deal has Reliance gathering partners to boost its worldwide reach, an executive tells LR's Ethernet Expo

Baseball Crisis
Craig's A-List | 10/20/2008

Exactly why 'high availability' matters

Red Alert!
The Bauminator | 10/20/2008

'Emergency request' from broadcasters urges more comment and evaluation before FCC votes on 'White Spaces' proposal on Nov. 4 UPDATED 6:30 PM

Juniper Expands the Edge
News Analysis | 10/20/2008

The addition of some services into the Junos operating system is giving the MX router line a new look

Ericsson Soars on Strong Q3
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2008

Ericsson's share price jumped more than 20 percent this morning on stronger than expected third quarter results

2007 Leading Lights: Where Are They Now?
News Analysis | 10/20/2008

The good, the bad, the ugly: Here's what became of last year's award winners

EchoStar Blazing Way to Tru2way
The Bauminator | 10/17/2008

EchoStar president drops a few hints about what cool, new features will grace the company's forthcoming tru2way gear

Telcordia Readies 100-Gbit/s Encryption
News Analysis | 10/17/2008

An optical-layer encryption scheme could become commercially available by the time 100-Gbit/s Ethernet goes into service

T-Mobile: 95 Cities Will Have 3G for Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2008

Fourth-largest US mobile operator is pulling its 3G finger out ahead of Android launch

TWC Scaling Up 'HBO on Broadband'
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/17/2008

MSO chief strategy officer says operator ready to scale broadband-fueled premium video service to 'many millions of customers'

Lessons From a FiOS Install
TelcoTV Thoughts | 10/17/2008

Voice service suffers

Google's Still Hopeful
Contentinople | 10/17/2008

Google's breaking the mold of economic despair

India: Still Booming, Attracting Investment
News Analysis | 10/17/2008

There's no let-up in India, where the mobile subs base has broken the 300 million mark and companies are investing in new facilities

Pundits Surf Web
Red Panda | 10/17/2008

Sometimes you just gotta confirm that friend request

Evolution, Blankom Scrum Over Conax
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/17/2008

Evolution says exclusive tie to CA vendor Conax prevents Blankom from pitching Conax-based digital systems to North American MSOs

Sony Ericsson Provides Relief
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2008

Handset makers' numbers aren't pretty, but they're not as bad as expected

FCC Chair Backs White Space Use
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2008

Advocates say spectrum can be used for wireless service, but broadcasters and telecoms say it could interfere with spectrum bands

November 4th
Jonestown | 10/16/2008

Decision time for US telecom mergers

Vendor Financing Not in the Cards
News Analysis | 10/16/2008

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent discount any return of 'vendor financing' practices

FCC Levies More SDV-Related Fines
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/16/2008

Time Warner Cable and Cox get hit with three $20,000 fines over the switch to switched digital video

Web Ad Prices Fall
Contentinople | 10/16/2008

All segments and sizes affected

Afore Aims for Data Centers
News Analysis | 10/16/2008

The company's first hardware appliance adds a new angle to its Ethernet services play

Limelight Upgrades Capacity to 2.2 Tbit/s
News Analysis | 10/16/2008

The company says this enables it to deliver about four Nielsen points of video

Porno Porno Porno
Monkey Bidness | 10/16/2008

There, I've said it

Worried About the Digital Conversion?
Red Panda | 10/16/2008

Maybe this video will help

Wild About 'White Space'
The Bauminator | 10/16/2008

Despite some interference issues, FCC Chair favors a proposal that would allow special devices to tap into unused broadcast spectrum

Startup Targets Femtocells for China
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2008

Chinese startup Digimoc commits to femtocells based on Chinese 3G standard TD-SCDMA

Nokia Siemens Shrinks in Q3
News Analysis | 10/16/2008

Nokia Siemens sees its third-quarter revenues shrink year-on-year as exchange rate changes hit the vendor's top line

The Philter | 10/15/2008

It's not part of a set. It's not on top

‘No Sale’ for RIM!
LR Mobile Column | 10/15/2008

Research In Motion is unlikely to be acquired by Microsoft

Denver, Chicago First to Get Tru2way TVs
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2008

Comcast subs will be the first to try out new Panasonic HDTVs that can pipe in interactive services, including VOD, sans set-tops

Clearwire's Closing Approaches
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/15/2008

ThinkPanmure analyst says upcoming shareholder vote makes a Dec. 1 or Jan. 1 close likely for new Clearwire deal

Adobe Beefs Up Flash
Contentinople | 10/15/2008

Adobe releases Flash 10

Cisco: Get a Room!
Craig's A-List | 10/15/2008

TelePresence for rent

ECI Makes Ethernet Headway
News Analysis | 10/15/2008

ECI puts its heritage to use and lands some early deals as it attempts to rival the carrier Ethernet switch sector's big guns

NSN's Latest LTE Moves
Wireless Bits | 10/15/2008

Nokia Siemens ships LTE-ready hardware

Limelight Names Lindroth as New CFO
News Analysis | 10/15/2008

Limelight selects board member Douglas Lindroth as CFO, prompting some analysts to predict 'business as usual' for the company

Virgin Hopes to Get Credit
BroadBananas | 10/15/2008

MSOs with their own credit concerns are undoubtedly keeping close watch on UK cable operator's situation

Hutch Makes 3G Phones
Wireless Bits | 10/15/2008

First there was the Skypephone, now get ready for a Facebook phone

BTI Invests in Europe
EuroBlog | 10/15/2008

Optical and Ethernet vendor BTI Systems opens European HQ

Kabel-X Goes on the Pull
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/15/2008

Startup looks to extract dollars from MSOs with patented system that can rapidly extract old coax for repairs and upgrades

Orange Waxes Bold
Wireless Bits | 10/15/2008

Stops 3G BlackBerry sales after software problems crop up

Telco Union Exposes Cable's Wacky Wiring
News Analysis | 10/14/2008

While Verizon is taken to task for improperly grounded FiOS installations, one union says the cable guys aren't squeaky clean

LR Cable News Analysis | 10/14/2008

Welcome the VueKey, a removable security device that aims to comply with the FCC's ban on integrated set-top security

Telefónica O2 Preps New Femto Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2008

Pan-European operator prepares to launch a new customer trial of home base stations, Unstrung has learned

What's Next for Redstone?
Contentinople | 10/14/2008

What should the Viacom founder do now?

XO Rounds Out Ethernet Pitch
News Analysis | 10/14/2008

XO is investing further in its Ethernet story, giving Ciena another reason to say 'told you so' about its World Wide Packets acquisition

Exclusive: Gilo Offers $45M for Vyyo
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/14/2008

Former chairman and CEO offers 17 cents per share for struggling supplier of 3 GHz overlay technology

Cisco Cuts 129
Craig's A-List | 10/14/2008

Bad news in broadband telephony

Hobbled Holiday?
The Bauminator | 10/14/2008

Thanks in part to a fragile economy, the tru2way TV era probably won't get off to a furious start this holiday season

Free WiFi Gets FCC OK
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2008

Wireless carriers' concerns of interference from a free nationwide WiFi network are overblown, according to a report from the FCC

Adtran Holds Firm, Grows in Q3
News Analysis | 10/14/2008

Access vendor defied the market in the third quarter by expanding its revenues and is confident it can weather the current storm

Microsoft Rumored to Be Eyeing RIM
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2008

RIM's stock price drop may be making its larger rival interested in a takeover

Taking Stock in Time Warner Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2008

Analyst ups TWC to Neutral, holding that big issues, including a big battle with Verizon, are now reflected in the stock's value

The Champs of Contentonomics
Contentinople | 10/13/2008

Announcing Contentonomics winners

Russia's WiMax Phone
Wireless Bits | 10/13/2008

HTC's first WiMax handset spotted in Russia

Powering Network Transformation
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/13/2008

By switching from TDM to newer IP solutions, network operators can be green and save green at the same time

Europeans Advance FTTx Plans
News Analysis | 10/13/2008

As BT unveils details of its fiber-to-the-curb service pilots, PacketFront announces further success in Norway

Virgin Territory
The Bauminator | 10/13/2008

UK MSO makes Canoe-like maneuvers across the pond

Blankom Plays US Digital Video Card
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/13/2008

German firm joins crowded field of suppliers targeting small- and mid-sized operators seeking to upgrade their video platforms

Canadians Leap to LTE
Wireless Bits | 10/13/2008

Operators say goodbye to CDMA and opt for LTE for 4G

Optimism at Telefónica
EuroBlog | 10/13/2008

Spanish giant says it's not rocked by global storm

AlcaLu to Sell Thales
EuroBlog | 10/13/2008

French paper sees AlcaLu selling its Thales holding

Telenor Bans ZTE From New Deals
News Analysis | 10/13/2008

Norway's national carrier excludes ZTE from any new business and all tender processes worldwide for a breach of its code of conduct

'Max Marketing
Jonestown | 10/10/2008

Wireless broadband for a post-apocolyptic, post-DSL world

Sonus Terminates VP of Engineering
News Analysis | 10/10/2008

Chuba Udokwu is out, for reasons unspecified

Getting Back to Video
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/10/2008

Cable operators are finally starting to explore ways to sell advanced video services to commercial subscribers

SlingCatcher Debuts
Contentinople | 10/10/2008

Joins other devices bridging TV and Internet

Financial Crisis Could Hurt Nextel Sale, Alltel Buy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2008

Sprint CEO wonders if anyone will be able to raise the necessary capital to buy Nextel

The SlingCatcher Is Here!
The Bauminator | 10/10/2008

Should cable fear it?

Ethernet Benefits From 21CN Rethink
News Analysis | 10/10/2008

BT’s decision to revamp its 21CN rollout strategy has given the British carrier a stronger hand in the Ethernet services market

October Cheer
Craig's A-List | 10/10/2008

Even smaller numbers for Cisco

Qwest Tuning Out ChoiceTV
News Analysis | 10/10/2008

It's DirecTV from now on, as Qwest has to shut down the IPTV service formerly supported by Next Level gear

Pioneering TelcoTV Service Laid to Rest
TelcoTV Thoughts | 10/10/2008

Qwest decides to kill ChoiceTV

ISP's IPv6 Beef
EuroBlog | 10/10/2008

British ISP highlights 21CN's lack of IPV6 support

Leading Lights Startups Gain Ground
News Analysis | 10/10/2008

Some of our 'Best Startup' finalists have had quite a busy year, some are hoping for a big 2009, and some just aren't sayin'

Arris Absorbs Auspice Assets
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/10/2008

Arris has quietly expanded its service assurance portfolio, added 28 Auspice engineers, and landed more business with Comcast

Verizon Tests Internet Video on FiOS
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/9/2008

Watching YouTube on your TV is finally easy – and it took a telco to make it happen!

Soapstone Shocker: Founder Flees
News Analysis | 10/9/2008

Larry Dennison, the man who crafted the post-Avici strategy, has washed his hands of Soapstone

Slideshow: WiMax Makes Waves
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2008

Sprint and friends cut the wire at Baltimore shindig to WiMax's coming out

SureWest Triggers EBIF Strategy
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/9/2008

The operator deploys a CableLabs-specified system that supports lightweight 'enhanced' TV apps

Contentinople | 10/9/2008

Our show in New York City comes to an end

Calix: Still No IPO
Craig's A-List | 10/9/2008

Like that's a surprise

BT Outsources Ops to AlcaLu
News Analysis | 10/9/2008

About 500 staff are to transfer from BT to Alcatel-Lucent in an outsourcing deal focused on the running of legacy networks

Vodafone Offers $2.5B for Vodacom Stake
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2008

Vodafone finally makes an offer to Telkom SA to gain a majority stake in South African mobile operator Vodacom

Comcast Makes DTV Transition Pitch
BroadBananas | 10/9/2008

Why take your chances on over-the-air converter boxes when you can get a screaming deal on basic cable?

Nokia WiMax Tablet Soon?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2008

The Nokia WiMax tablet could arrive on the market in the next couple of weeks

Big Ben's Jet Ban
EuroBlog | 10/9/2008

AlcaLu's new CEO grounds corporate jets

Telstra Pushes HSPA Limits
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2008

Australian operator plans to launch evolved HSPA services by the end of this year, pumping up its 3G network speeds to 21 Mbit/s

Huawei Halts Handset Unit Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2008

Huawei postpones the sale of a stake in its Terminals Business, blaming current economic uncertainty

Guilty! BT Chump in eBay Scam
EuroBlog | 10/9/2008

BT misfit found guilty of eBay kit sales

Comcast Tunes Up SDV Tuning Adapters
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2008

TiVo is saved in Cherry Hill, NJ, as Comcast starts deploying devices to access switched-tier channels

Video Takes a Giant Leap
Contentinople | 10/8/2008

ThePlatform gets a boost, TWC enhances interactivity, and we go high-tech

Freescale Fantasy
LR Mobile Column | 10/8/2008

Private equity firms have demonstrated with the recent Freescale 'transformation' that their understanding of the semiconductor market is limited at best

Policy Rules?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 10/8/2008

It's time for telcos to take another look at policy tools and realize there is more to policy than policing

NetSocket Tries Mission Impossible
News Analysis | 10/8/2008

IP startup NetSocket is trying to 'make the impossible possible' and succeed where Operax failed in the IP resource management sector

XOHM's Big WiMax Demo Day
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2008

Notebooks, modems, and air-cards are the early devices for Sprint's Baltimore XOHM network

thePlatform Gets Personal With Broadband Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2008

Video management firm will use Plaxo's technology to give its platform better search, discovery, and social recommendation features

Hesse: Cellular 'Relatively Immune' to Downturn
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2008

Speaking at the XOHM WiMax event, Sprint CEO says people would rather cut their local wireline service than cellular

Free Cable!
The Bauminator | 10/8/2008

Now that Comcast's got your attention...

Storm Brewing for Verizon, Vodafone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2008

Verizon and Vodafone are the first operators to carry the new BlackBerry Storm 3G touch-screen smartphone from RIM

TWC Activates ActiveVideo
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/8/2008

Time Warner's Oceanic division gives ActiveVideo a coveted showcase market for its interactive television platform

Trickling Down
Monkey Bidness | 10/8/2008

Our incontinent economy

Awards Update: Voters Back Nokia Siemens, ECI
News Analysis | 10/8/2008

ECI and Nokia Siemens gain support as Light Reading's readers vote for their favorites in the Leading Lights awards shortlists

Avanex Shutters a Site
News Analysis | 10/8/2008

The company is shutting down a small Florida facility but doesn't seem likely to close any other sites soon

CMC Does a Deal
The Bauminator | 10/7/2008

Denver-area content house puts up $5M to absorb Radiance Communications

Ciena Thinks Big in Ethernet
News Analysis | 10/7/2008

Ethernet fever runs high at Ciena as the WWP acquisition gives the vendor ideas for a service-aware network

Web Ads Still Thriving
Contentinople | 10/7/2008

Despite the condition of the economy

Huawei Is 2,000 Strong
Jonestown | 10/7/2008

In WiMax R&D

Jury Clears Cox in Verizon VOIP Row
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/7/2008

The MSO is off the hook regarding Verizon's VOIP patents, a decision that may bode well for other cablecos

FMC Player Lands $15.5M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2008

Fixed/mobile convergence and femtocell technology company Kineto raises $15.5M and adds Motorola as a strategic investor

Still 'Short-Lived'
Craig's A-List | 10/7/2008

Ciena's CEO stays sunny

Sister Mary Guinea-Pig
Monkey Bidness | 10/7/2008

How do you solve a problem like pyorrhea?

The Credit Crisis & Wireless
LR Mobile Column | 10/7/2008

How the global financial crisis will influence the wireless market over the coming years

High Court Denies Dish
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/7/2008

Dish will pay about $104M to TiVo after the Supreme Court declines to hear the 'Time Warp' patent case

AboveNet Puts Out 40-Gig Feelers
News Analysis | 10/7/2008

Company is looking for vendors to help it assess the market for a dedicated 40-Gbit/s metro transport service for enterprise customers

As Sonus Shrinks, AudioCodes Stays Firm
News Analysis | 10/7/2008

As the capex freeze continues to hit softswitch specialist Sonus, fellow VOIP gear vendor AudioCodes is bullish about its prospects

Velocix Set to 'Cache In'
News Analysis | 10/7/2008

Velocix is putting caching infrastructure in ISP networks in the US and UK but claims announcements are being stymied by Net neutrality worries

30% of 3G iPhone Buyers Switched to AT&T
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2008

Apple now holds 17% of the consumer smartphone market as nearly half of its new customers jumped to AT&T from Verizon Wireless, according to data from NPD Group

Avanex Hatchet Swings
Craig's A-List | 10/6/2008

So much for the Essex group

Overture Beefs Up Access
News Analysis | 10/6/2008

A bigger version of the vendor's ISG box aims at being the point where the all-Ethernet network begins

HTC Enjoys Q3 Sales Boom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2008

Handset manufacturer saw revenues rise 30% to nearly $1.2 billion thanks to the success of its Touch line of smartphones

XOHM on the Air
Jonestown | 10/6/2008

Sprint WiMax may be broadcasting – but not commercial yet – in places other than Baltimore

Netflix Forecasts Loss
Contentinople | 10/6/2008

Netflix cuts Q4 forecasts, including revenue and subs

Convergys Swallows OSS Specialist
News Analysis | 10/6/2008

Another OSS minnow, Ceon, gets acquired, and again it's the prey's 'service catalogue' capabilities that have attracted a buyer

Verizon's Wellbrock: 100G Is Needed
News Analysis | 10/6/2008

Demand for 100G is here, and the technology is impressive. But the business, for vendors, remains a sobering discussion

The Irony of the Triple Play
TelcoTV Thoughts | 10/6/2008

How long will the honeymoon last?

Verizon Adds Nortel to Its 100G Club
News Analysis | 10/6/2008

Verizon has been testing out 100 Gbit/s optical transmission again, this time with Nortel

Android Man Leads 'Person of Year' Voting
News Analysis | 10/6/2008

Early voting for the Leading Lights 'Person of the Year' award puts Google's head of mobile platforms, Andy Rubin, ahead of the pack

Dune: They're Still Alive
News Analysis | 10/6/2008

Switch fabric vendors came and went during the bubble, but Dune is still around and even profitable

P2P Player PiCast Gets Help From MediaDefender
News Analysis | 10/3/2008

PiCast enters the peer-assisted video delivery market armed with MediaDefender's expertise

Slideshow: WiMax World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2008

A second dose of pictures from the expanded WiMax show

The Soup Panda
Red Panda | 10/3/2008

Chinese zoo offers chicken soup for the panda soul

Sprint Nextel's iDEN Sale Faces Hurdles
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2008

Obstacles include poor rankings in customer service polls, such as J.D. Power & Associates's

Fujitsu Wins Key Battle
EuroBlog | 10/3/2008

Clear winner in the Brussels coffee conflict

Nokia Siemens Dumps on GPON
News Analysis | 10/3/2008

First they dump it, then they dump on it

Canoe Ventures Paddles Ahead
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/3/2008

The latest Cable Industry Insider says the cable industry's interactive ad venture should have its first products rolled out early next year

Dutch Do WDM-PON
EuroBlog | 10/3/2008

Nortel scores a hit with its WDM-PON offer

LL Survey Spoiler
The Philter | 10/2/2008

You can vote early on your Leading Lights favorites

Nokia CEO: Go Long! Get Open!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2008

Making Symbian open-source is Nokia's way of going on the attack, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo says

Vidiom Founders Launch iTV Startup
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/2/2008

Timothy Wahlers and Walden Miller buy pieces of Vidiom back from ADB and the cable-focused elements of Solekai Systems to spawn enableTV

Where's the $$$?
Contentinople | 10/2/2008

People are watching online video – so where are the profits?

FT Preps Major Backhaul Rollout
News Analysis | 10/2/2008

Sources say France Telecom is evaluating suppliers for a major, multi-country upgrade of its fixed broadband backhaul capabilities

Sprint's 50 Buck Chuck
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2008

Atish Gude talks up some of the operator's more interesting XOHM pricing schemes in his WiMax World keynote

Mobile TV Dreams
Craig's A-List | 10/2/2008

Nokia's CEO says it could happen here

Nortel Fleshes Out WiMax Strategy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2008

It's back to the future at the 802.16 jamboree in Chicago, as Nortel OEMs WiChorus to add WiMax handoff and roaming capabilities

Sources: Comcast Wants WiMax Femtos in 2009
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2008

Comcast is pushing on with WiMax femtocells in 2009 as part of its Clearwire plans, sources at WiMax World say

New Kids on the Block
BroadBananas | 10/2/2008

With TV, as with phone service, the freshest competitors tend to satisfy the most

LR Names 2008 Leading Lights Finalists
News Analysis | 10/1/2008

Here are the finalists for the fifth annual Light Reading Leading Lights Awards

Cable Gets Some Leading Lights Love
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/1/2008

Comcast, RGB Networks, Casa Systems, and Cisco (of course) are in the finals

Netflix Fixes Sights on Cable
Contentinople | 10/1/2008

Signs a licensing agreement to stream movies from cable network Starz

Backhaul Player Guns for WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2008

Backhaul and WiMax vendors partner to do end-to-end WiMax networks in emerging markets

Maryland: The Fat State
Monkey Bidness | 10/1/2008

Legislature mandates obesity

Clearwire's Holding Pattern
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2008

In his WiMax World keynote, CEO Ben Wolff doesn't change his tune about the Sprint asset merger

Starz Joins Netflix Constellation
The Bauminator | 10/1/2008

But premium programmer notes that getting a cable deal for Starz Play 'is very much a priority'

AT&T Ralphs Up a Convergence Strategy
News Analysis | 10/1/2008

AT&T's top wireless exec, Ralph de la Vega, is now the major domo over all its consumer businesses, including U-verse

Clearwire Backhaul Manifesto
Wireless Bits | 10/1/2008

CTO John Saw wants more from microwave

Transmode Bucks Growth Trend
News Analysis | 10/1/2008

The global economic storm may be intensifying, but optical vendor Transmode is staying dry so far

RFOG Comes Rolling In
LR Cable News Analysis | 10/1/2008

Despite a lack of standards, cable operators are slowly starting to adopt RF Over Glass in targeted situations

Slideshow: Motorola's WiMax House
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2008

Motorola shows off many, many WiMax applications in a space-age Chicago house

Chicago WiMax Is 'Imminent'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2008

Sprint veep says Chicagoland WiMax is 'round the corner

AT&T Shuffles Execs
Wireless Bits | 10/1/2008

Ralph de la Vega adds consumer fixed-line biz

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