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CTIA & the Future of 4G
CTIA News Analysis | 3/31/2008

The wireless show may provide clues about the evolution of 4G, especially WiMax

Fog Lifting on RFOG
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/31/2008

SCTE launches standards effort for 'RF over Glass,' a new architecture that will enable cable MSOs to deploy FTTP in greenfields

LSI Shrinks Security Chip
News Analysis | 3/31/2008

Smaller, faster, cheaper components could seed a new class of enterprise security products, company says

Health Hype Update
Wireless Bits | 3/31/2008

Mobile is a killer app, reckons doctor

Telkom SA Spurns Oger
EuroBlog | 3/31/2008

South African telco rejects takeover offer

Virgin Media Set to Play Digital Baseball?
The Bauminator | 3/31/2008

System under consideration would give high-speed digital pirates 'three strikes' before service is shut down

Danes Play Music Card
EuroBlog | 3/31/2008

If you're Danish and connected, tunes are free

Turmoil at Thomson
EuroBlog | 3/31/2008

Sacré bleu! French vendor loses its chairman and CEO

AT&T, T-Systems Strike Oil
News Analysis | 3/31/2008

AT&T and T-Systems land deals valued at more than $1B from oil giant Shell, which is transferring staff to the operators

Wireless Bits | 3/31/2008

Operator ready to leap to LTE, says report

Singapore Shortlists FTTH Firms
News Analysis | 3/28/2008

Singapore has drawn up a shortlist of pre-qualified firms that could run the island state's planned open access next-generation network

Aepona Expands for Telco 2.0 Assault
News Analysis | 3/28/2008

Sporting an adventurous carrier customer and a new CEO, service delivery platform (SDP) specialist Aepona is expanding

P2P Firms Talk Teamwork
News Analysis | 3/28/2008

Contentinople reports that BitTorrent isn't the only P2P company working with service providers

Ethernet Expo Europe: Switch/Router Update
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/28/2008

More and more operators are using carrier Ethernet switch/ routers to support high-performance business Ethernet and residential triple-play services

Chinese 3G
Jonestown | 3/28/2008

Still not a 100% this isn't an April Fools

Level 3 Stays the Course
News Analysis | 3/28/2008

The earnings still don't look pretty, but Level 3 says it is sticking to its original integration plan

RCN Calls Out Verizon
Raynman | 3/28/2008

Says it's playing smokescreen games

AT&T Tunes Into Mobile TV
CTIA News Analysis | 3/28/2008

As AT&T preps the May launch of its mobile TV service, Verizon Wireless reminds the world it has a year's head start over its rival

DBS Catches a Break
The Bauminator | 3/28/2008

But will the FCC show the same leniency toward small cable ops in front of the February 2009 digital transition?

Italian Access Face-Off
EuroBlog | 3/28/2008

T Italia and regulator break bread over access plans

Give It Away Now
The Philter | 3/27/2008

Another musician gets the Internet

Apples & Oranges
The Bauminator | 3/27/2008

Is it fair to compare cable's and Verizon's 'retention tactics'?

AlcaLu Beefs Up Its Routers
News Analysis | 3/27/2008

Like Cisco, AlcaLu is giving its edge routers a long-awaited upgrade - but unlike Cisco it's doing it in the same box as before

Report: P2P Filtering Needs Work
News Analysis | 3/27/2008

A report issued by Internet Evolution says peer-to-peer filtering tools have a long way to go

CTIA & the Invisible Handsets
CTIA News Analysis | 3/27/2008

Microsoft will likely make a big splash at the wireless show in Vegas, but the talk will still be about Apple, Google, and RIM

Real-World WiBro
Jonestown | 3/27/2008

Wanna see how Sprint's WiMax might work in the real world?

FCC Chair to Comcast: Set a Date
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/27/2008

Agency Chairman Kevin Martin wants Comcast to commit to when it will end present P2P application management practices

Why Not WiMax?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/27/2008

WiMax and cable's Docsis platform speak the same technical language in many respects

Greek Altnet Bags Further Funds
News Analysis | 3/27/2008

Greek competitive operator ON Telecoms has raised €65 million in funding as it builds out its triple-play business

Femtocells: The Wireline Killer?
LR Mobile Column | 3/27/2008

If femtocells become mainstream, wireline network operators could face serious revenue erosion

Wiretapping on Tap Next Week?
Raynman | 3/27/2008

The Senate will soon return to weigh in

Idiots for Life
The Philter | 3/27/2008

Charter makes itself and its customers look foolish

Comcast Caves In to P2P Pressure
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/27/2008

MSO agrees to move to a 'protocol agnostic' capacity management system and increase its upstream capacity in some markets

Test Vendor EXFO Buys Into IMS
News Analysis | 3/27/2008

Optical and access test firm EXFO buys VOIP and IMS test capabilities with the purchase of minnow Navtel

Germany's Mobile M&A
EuroBlog | 3/27/2008

There's talk of two mobile takeovers in Germany

Silicon Photonics Advance PIC Possibilities
News Analysis | 3/26/2008

Silicon photonics could offer vendors a quick, alternative route into the photonic integrated circuits (PIC) market

Motorola Does the Splits
CTIA News Analysis | 3/26/2008

Motorola starts process to split itself into two independent companies - Mobile Devices and Broadband and Mobility Solutions

Tit for Tat
The Bauminator | 3/26/2008

The rhetoric is flying fast and furious in the cable vs. Verizon volleys...

Verizon Asks FCC for FiOS Help
News Analysis | 3/26/2008

The carrier accuses MSOs of unfairly delaying customers who want to switch video providers

DoCoMo Takes LTE to 250 Mbit/s
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/26/2008

NTT DoCoMo releases details of first LTE field test and records downlink speed of 250 Mbit/s

WiMax Dumbocracy
Jonestown | 3/26/2008

Is anyone else sick of waiting for this turkey to drop?

FT's Content Play
EuroBlog | 3/26/2008

France Telecom firms up its content strategy

Kalifornia 2010
Craig's A-List | 3/26/2008

Could a techy replace The Governator?

Ethernet Backhaul: DIY on the Rise
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/26/2008

More and more cellular operators are turning to self-built networks to backhaul skyrocketing volumes of data traffic via Ethernet

Cisco & the Moto Split
The Philter | 3/26/2008

Cisco will pounce if Moto appears mixed up

Analyst: WiMax Might Scratch Cable's Wireless Itch
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/26/2008

A partnership with Sprint and Clearwire could give some major cable MSOs a strategic wireless play for 'a modest capital commitment'

Clearwire-Sprint Deal to Take Two Years?
Jonestown | 3/26/2008

WiMax could be dead and buried by then...

Slideshow: Convergence India 2008
Slide Shows | 3/26/2008

This year's Convergence India show in Delhi featured many of the global equipment vendors and a bunch of dummies

Cable Rescues US WiMax?
Wireless Bits | 3/26/2008

Report says cable companies are jumping in to save WiMax

Deadly Self-Install
The Philter | 3/25/2008

Handguns: They kill, but prevent costly truck rolls

Cellphone Tattoo!!!
Jonestown | 3/25/2008

Bluetooth implants for all

CableCARD Update III
The Bauminator | 3/25/2008

4.5 million and counting...

IPTV Is Entering Phase II: Thomson
News Analysis | 3/25/2008

Thomson's new head of IPTV reckons the sector is heading for an overhaul that will result in consolidation

Vodafone Plans Qatar IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2008

Vodafone is preparing an IPO in Qatar, where it plans to launch the nation's second mobile operator by the end of the year

Screenagers in Love
Jonestown | 3/25/2008

With social networking?

Clearleap Hops on $9M 'A' Round
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/25/2008

Former Time Warner Cable CTO takes a minority stake in Atlanta-based startup

Moto Joins LTE Club
CTIA News Analysis | 3/25/2008

Motorola announces it has joined the LTE/SAE Trial Initiative, which seeks to accelerate 4G mobile broadband standard LTE development

Tellabs's Access Biz Under Fire
News Analysis | 3/25/2008

Some analysts are turning on Tellabs as its BPON revenues from Verizon appear to be on the decline

Mobile Apps Firm Raises $100M
CTIA News Analysis | 3/25/2008

UK-based speech-to-text messaging mobile application firm SpinVox raises an extraordinary $100M in funding

High on High-Def
The Bauminator | 3/25/2008

Forecast says cable and satellite hi-def subscriptions will jump to 71 million by 2012, but HD network revenues will be playing catchup

A Qwest/VZ Marriage?
Raynman | 3/25/2008

Another recession inducing idea

Billions & Billions
BroadBananas | 3/25/2008

Comcast's latest VOD milestone would make Carl Sagan proud...

AT&T, NTT Join Subsea Consortium
News Analysis | 3/25/2008

Trans-Pacific Express submarine network consortium gains two more members, taking the new cable to Japan

Google Lobbies FCC Again
Wireless Bits | 3/25/2008

Now it wants white spaces

Icahn Sues Moto
Jonestown | 3/24/2008

Wants to see the firm's handset strategy documents

Aktino Hires New CEO
News Analysis | 3/24/2008

Lonnie Martin, former CEO of White Rock Networks, takes the helm at the Ethernet over copper vendor

Déjà Vu
The Bauminator | 3/24/2008

Two more small cable ops obtain set-top waivers from the FCC, so long as they ― wait for it ― agree to go all-digital before Feb. 17, 2009

Cisco's Blog Disclaimer
Craig's A-List | 3/24/2008

A policy change in the Patent Troll aftermath

Will the 700 MHz Auction Create as Much Effect as Fanfare?
LR Mobile Column | 3/24/2008

How much will the 700 MHz auctions really change the wireless landscape in the US?

Where Is FiOS TV?
Raynman | 3/24/2008

NYC still waits

Ojo Still a Go-Go
The Bauminator | 3/24/2008

Cooler heads have prevailed in the spat between WorldGate and its largest customer, Snap!VRS

Dish to Serve Mobile Video?
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/24/2008

With wireless spectrum joining Dish Network's assets, the going bet is that the company will embark on a mobile video strategy

Optical Vendors Face PIC Challenges
News Analysis | 3/24/2008

Photonic integrated circuits will be at the heart of future optical networks, but challenges lie ahead for equipment manufacturers

More Mobile TV Musing
The Philter | 3/24/2008

Don't lean back when you're on the move

The Great Cable Spectrum Speculation
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/24/2008

Spectrum won by Cox and other companies with ties to cable could set the stage for a market-targeted wireless network buildout

AT&T's Big Spend
Jonestown | 3/21/2008

Ma Bell will make a $1.3B down payment for its 700 MHz spectrum soon

Cisco Snared in Patent Blog Suits
News Analysis | 3/21/2008

Defamation cases against the Patent Troll Tracker blog are drawing Cisco into the fray

Slideshow: Docsis 3.0 Strategies
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2008

Here are some snaps from the first-ever Light Reading Live event focused entirely on Docsis 3.0

Cable MSOs Preach Capacity Over Speed
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/21/2008

While cable plays catch up with Docsis 3.0, some MSO executives wonder what this whole fuss about speed is all about

Just One Thing
Jonestown | 3/21/2008

On open access

Qwestroom Scandal
Red Panda | 3/21/2008

Telco has employees on a qwest for facilities

Google Lauds 700 MHz as a Consumer 'Victory'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2008

The search giant gets its beloved open-access conditions applied to 700 MHz spectrum

Moto: Cut the Wires
CTIA News Analysis | 3/21/2008

No, it's not about the handset division. Moto's 802.11 group wants to help build the completely unwired enterprise

Don't Try This at Home
Monkey Bidness | 3/21/2008

Crucifixion may be bad for your health

Google's 700 Up
Jonestown | 3/20/2008

Or, how to win by losing

Cox Waxes Wireless
The Bauminator | 3/20/2008

MSO is cable's big winner in the 700 MHz auction, but the privately held company doesn't have much to say about it yet

Teeing Up Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/20/2008

Most MSOs have plans in the cards for Docsis 3.0, but few are willing to tip their hands about where they will support it first

Survey Sez
The Philter | 3/20/2008

AT&T is interested in YOUR opinion

Verizon & AT&T Win 700 MHz Sweeps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2008

The big guns take the honors in the wireless spectrum auction

India's Hot for Ethernet
News Analysis | 3/20/2008

Demand for Ethernet services is rocketing in India, according to Tata Communications

Infineon DSL: Past & Future
Craig's A-List | 3/20/2008

A look back at the really old days

Telcos Favor FCC's MDU Lockup Ban
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/20/2008

Telcos and cable lobbyists are naturally taking different sides of the FCC's recent ban on exclusive access contracts in MDUs

Beer & Science Don't Mix
Monkey Bidness | 3/20/2008

If you drink, don't publish

Rocket Science
The Bauminator | 3/20/2008

Successful launch sets the table for DirecTV to offer as many as 150 'national' HD nets and expand its local hi-def footprint

What Is Mobile TV?
The Philter | 3/20/2008

I don't know. But I'll know it when I see it

Russia's Golden Goes Out With a Bang
News Analysis | 3/20/2008

Golden Telecom, now part of the Vimpelcom empire, reveals vastly improved revenues for 2007 and a near doubling of its net income

Cisco Meets Al Gore
Craig's A-List | 3/19/2008

After St. Patty's, a melding of green minds

iPhone Knocks Sony Ericsson?
Jonestown | 3/19/2008

Euro-Japanese smartphone vendor feels a chill

FCC Bans Exclusive Triple-Play Deals in MDUs
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/19/2008

FCC says consumers are hurt by the lack of competition when apartment owners don't have a choice of voice, video, and data providers

FCC Ends $19 Billion 700 MHz Auction
CTIA News Analysis | 3/19/2008

700 MHz brings in $19.592 billion, more than any other FCC wireless auction

India's Tejas Joins PBT Club
News Analysis | 3/19/2008

Indian optical infrastructure vendor Tejas Networks is launching into the PBT sector with new carrier Ethernet capabilities

AlcaLu Sets a Date
Craig's A-List | 3/19/2008

Yet another router 'innovation' for 2008

Carrier Scorecard: Orange
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2008

Unstrung grades France Telecom's Orange on its performance in 2007

Sour Taste for Emcore
Craig's A-List | 3/19/2008

Calling 'green' a lemon

Verizon Reveals 'Open Access' Details
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2008

Open access is an 'on-ramp to innovation', according to Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg

Voom Tunes
The Bauminator | 3/19/2008

Cablevision makes sure one-way 'Plug & Play' HD sets still matter

Monkey Bidness | 3/19/2008

What the US dollar's worth in Europe

But Is It Art?
Monkey Bidness | 3/19/2008

Pollock, Orangutan, who cares?

Alice Attracts Suitors
EuroBlog | 3/19/2008

Three bidders for Telecom Italia's French business

Indian Mobile Carriers Add 8.4M Subs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/19/2008

India's mobile operators signed up 8.42 million new subscribers in February

iPhone Users Are Data Happy
CTIA News Analysis | 3/18/2008

The iPhone encourages extensive wireless data use, M:Metrics finds

ADVA Details Restructuring Plans
News Analysis | 3/18/2008

A 7% layoff will be part of ADVA's previously announced restructuring

700 MHz Auction to End Soon?
CTIA News Analysis | 3/18/2008

The $19.6B (so far) affair is winding down, but it could be weeks before we know the winners

There She Is, Miss Camel!
Red Panda | 3/18/2008

There she is, your ideal!

Betting on Broadcom
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/18/2008

When Broadcom's Docsis 3.0 modem silicon arrives, it could help reduce unit prices and speed MSO adoption

Dish: It's All Good
The Bauminator | 3/18/2008

Satco confirms 'launch anomaly' won't hinder goal of supporting 100 local HD markets and beaming 100 'national' hi-def nets by year-end

Europe Digs DVB-H
Wireless Bits | 3/18/2008

European Commission officially endorses mobile TV standard

Nokia: A 700 Mhz Winner?
Jonestown | 3/18/2008

iSuppli suggests phone giant could benefit from 'spectrum land grab'

Qwest Cuts More Jobs
News Analysis | 3/18/2008

The flight to wireless and cable costs Qwest's union workers

Nokia Morph
Jonestown | 3/18/2008

The blue skies of nanotech

Ericsson Trims 500 Jobs
EuroBlog | 3/18/2008

Swedish vendor's cost reductions take shape

Femto Chips Too Costly
Wireless Bits | 3/18/2008

Says Ericsson, which won't produce a 3G femto until 2009

Dish Wants DVR Case Do-Over
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/18/2008

Down but not out – Charlie Ergen isn't about to give up his legal fight against TiVo

Disease of the Month
Monkey Bidness | 3/18/2008

The '-orexia' game never gets old

FT Preps UK IPTV Launch
News Analysis | 3/18/2008

France Telecom is still working on ways to make its UK IPTV service stand out, but says it'll launch the service soon

Defining Telepresence
The Philter | 3/18/2008

At some point, you must get exactly what you pay for

Facing the Music
BroadBananas | 3/17/2008

Fears about an expansion of Cablevision music and live venue holdings have helped lead to a contracting stock price

Japan to Block P2P
Peer Pressure | 3/17/2008

Japanese ISPs agree to block P2P file sharers

Microsoft Gets Flashed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2008

Redmond licenses Adobe's video player as the battle for a de facto mobile standard heats up

Vyatta Trash Talk
Craig's A-List | 3/17/2008

Open source reaches 10-Gig heights

Court Tosses Nacchio Conviction
News Analysis | 3/17/2008

The former Qwest boss will get another chance after Denver appellate court orders a new trial in the insider trading case

Nortel, Tandberg Team on Telepresence
News Analysis | 3/17/2008

Tandberg is looking to Nortel to provide advanced managed service capabilities to its telepresence services

Phil's Picks
The Philter | 3/17/2008

Finally, I can go back to work

ECI Intros Carrier Ethernet Portfolio
News Analysis | 3/17/2008

The vendor comes to market with new carrier Ethernet products and tight integration across its line of next-gen networking equipment

Concurrent Swells VOD Streaming Capacity
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/17/2008

VOD vendor claims server software update gooses streaming by 40%, ties in with 'Start Over' and other TV time-shifting apps

More Moto Exec Shakeouts
Wireless Bits | 3/17/2008

Vendor replaces head of devices in EMEA

Bird Problems
The Bauminator | 3/17/2008

Satellite 'launch anomaly' is a setback for Dish Networks' HD plans, and one analyst believes the delay won't be trivial

The Flake State
Monkey Bidness | 3/17/2008

Land of Lincoln gets corny

iPhone Guitar
Jonestown | 3/17/2008

Touch 'n' twang

Rouanne Reappears
EuroBlog | 3/17/2008

AlcaLu exec Marc Rouanne surfaces at NSN

Rouanne Takes 4G Role at NSN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2008

AlcaLu exec jumps ship to become head of radio access at Nokia Siemens Networks, which is hard at work on its 4G product line

Deutsche Telekom to Buy OTE Stake
News Analysis | 3/17/2008

Deutsche Telekom agrees to acquire a 20% stake in Greek operator OTE, but only if the government grants DT management control

Hack Hack Pyow Hack!
Monkey Bidness | 3/15/2008

Monkey talk: complex but not very interesting

The Friday Five
The Bauminator | 3/14/2008

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

The Bids Go On
Jonestown | 3/14/2008

FCC adds more rounds per day to 700 MHz Auctions

Bear on the Run
Red Panda | 3/14/2008

Guilty of honey burglary in the first degree

Apple's 'Mazing Mobile Market
Jonestown | 3/14/2008

Getting the IQ on the SDK

Microsoft Preps 'Milwaukee' IPTV Upgrade
CTIA News Analysis | 3/14/2008

Software giant is about to release the software developers' kit for its latest IPTV platform enhancement, codenamed Milwaukee

Guilty Telcos?
Raynman | 3/14/2008

So says the House of Representatives

Docsis 3.0 Testing Skips a Beat
LR Cable News Analysis | 3/14/2008

Vendors decide to hold off on Cert Wave 57, but modem and CMTS gear is already in for the next set of tests at CableLabs

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

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

Telco Home Security
Raynman | 3/10/2008

Qwest's new idea isn't new

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

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'

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

Vodafone's image search engine doesn't know

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

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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