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Edgewater Reanimated by $5M for SDN/NFV
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

The company is looking to launch SDN/NFV products to complement its line of enterprise session border controller appliances.

T-Mobile Pours Cold Water on Sprint's Spark
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

T-Mobile's CTO claims customers will start to feel the benefits of a new 700MHz spectrum by the end of the year.

FCC's Wheeler: 'Internet Will Remain an Open Pathway'
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler delivered a blistering speech to the cable industry emphasizing his dedication to maintaining an open Internet.

Level 3 Revs Its Enterprise Engine
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

Level 3 Communications reported first quarter growth in enterprise revenue, a sector now representing almost two thirds of its revenue.

How Alcatel-Lucent Set a Telco Cloud Example
Column | 4/30/2014

Alcatel-Lucent was ahead of its major peers in pivoting to a cloud-IP strategy.

Apigee Banks $60M for APIs, Analytics
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

API company raises $60M in new funding to help it keep up with demand for APIs and big data analytics.

Arris Trials Hybrid DVR for In-Home IP
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

Arris is demonstrating a headed gateway at The Cable Show that can source content from QAM and IP video streams and transmit both as IP in a subscriber's home.

StarHub Taps Casa for CCAP
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

Casa Systems sells its next-gen CMTS solution to Singapore's second-largest pay-TV provider, extending its early momentum in the evolving CCAP sweepstakes.

Equinix Brings Exchange Model to Cloud
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

New Equinix Cloud Exchange will link hundreds of network providers to hundreds of cloud providers via high-speed private links.

China Mobile Dishes Out 100G Deals
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

Chinese operator giant awards OTN equipment deals as it builds out its transport network to support 4G.

Alcatel-Lucent Puts Apps on 3G 'Watch List'
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

The heaviest data, signaling, and battery users are the usual suspects, but a new crop of apps could become network foes if not kept in check.

Policy Revenues Climbing, but Hazards Loom
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/30/2014

The policy and DPI market will double in size during the next five years, but new challenges are emerging as the market nears saturation.

Startup Launches With $9M to Bring SDN to WANs
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

CloudGenix emerges from stealth mode with $9M in Series A funding and a promise to apply SDN to enterprises' wide area networks.

Overture Trials NFV Software With Hidden Punch
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

The small company makes a virtual appliance for managed business services, but under the hood is a complete NFV implementation.

Eurobites: EC Gets Tough on Patent 'Abuses'
News Analysis | 4/30/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's tax troubles in India; Ericsson appoints new strategy head; analysts claim BSkyB's lost TV subscribers.

Fanning Sprint's Spark in NYC
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Light Reading gets a glimpse of how Sprint's Spark network performs when loaded with plenty of users.

Sprint Says HD Voice Now in 100 Markets
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Sprint expects 20 million customers to have HD Voice-enabled phones by yearend.

Comcast: Stream Phone Videos to Grandma's TV
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Comcast announced new X1 features including the ability to stream video from mobile devices over the Internet to a TV screen.

Level 3 Cloud Connects Digital Realty
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Connection deal with data center infrastructure company boosts Level 3's direct connections to AWS and Microsoft Azure.

Sprint: LTE TDD Speed Boost Coming Soon
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Carrier has completed lab testing of 8T8R with all three of its vendor partners and plans to begin deploying the boxes in mid-year.

Zodiac: One Software Stack to Rule Them All
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Zodiac has introduced a hybrid QAM/IP software stack to unify the pay-TV user experience across unmanaged and managed devices including legacy set-tops.

Rajeev Suri: The Right Choice for Nokia
Shades of Ray | 4/29/2014

After the recent turmoil, Nokia needs stability and Suri can provide that.

Eurobites: Orange Returns to Form in France
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia's new direction; Transmode hits a bump; Telekom Austria sucks up spectrum in Slovenia.

Minerva Goes Multiscreen With RDK
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Minerva will demonstrate the Minerva10 software platform on RDK-compliant, hybrid QAM/IP gateways at The Cable Show.

Nokia Ushers In New Era, Retires NSN Name
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

With the devices business offloaded, Nokia unveils its plans for the remaining operations, its financial plans, a new senior team, and the end to the NSN name.

Riverbed Debuts Virtualized Monitoring Appliance
News Analysis | 4/29/2014

Riverbed claims it's the first to monitor both virtualized and physical networks.

FreedomPop Gets LTE iPhone, Free iOS App
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

CEO Stephen Stokols tells Light Reading that its first LTE iPhone is the start of a big 4G push on devices for the "freemium" MVNO.

AT&T Working On In-Flight LTE
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

Carrier is working on bringing its own 4G connectivity and WiFi to the airline industry.

Nagra Doubles Down on DRM
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

Nagra wins approval for its DRM solution from the Digital Transmission Licensing Authority to secure streaming video content.

Comcast to Send Subs to Charter if TWC Deal Closes
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

Proposed deal would make Charter the second-largest cable operator in the US.

Data Loss Is the Worst Security Issue – TeliaSonera
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

Nordic operator's chief security officer discusses the increasing security threat to communications service providers in a complex, smartphone-dominated, IP-oriented world.

Microsoft's Elop Denies He Was a Trojan Horse
Que Sera Sarah | 4/28/2014

In a Q&A session with the former Nokia CEO, now head of Microsoft devices, Elop dismisses having ulterior motives with the sale and is non-committal on the future of the Nokia name.

Pica8 Claims OpenFlow 1.4 First
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

With a software update introduced today, Pica8 says it's the first company to support OpenFlow 1.4.

Rovi Makes It Personal
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

Just two months after acquiring Veveo, Rovi has launched a new Personalized Discovery Solution combining metadata with voice-enabled semantic search technology.

Eurobites: EE Boasts Record 4G Take-Up in Q1
News Analysis | 4/28/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: NSN donates to OpenSSL Project; vectoring in Serbia; BSkyB rethinks the set-top box; Etisalat on the up; more WiFi down the Tube.

Netflix Streams Onto US Cable
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Atlantic Broadband, Grande Communications, and RCN all plan to launch a Netflix app to subscribers on leased TiVo set-tops.

Infinera Confirms Level 3 Deal
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Infinera acknowledged during its first quarter earnings call that it's supporting 100G deployment at Level 3 Communications.

AT&T Lobbying Efforts Under Scrutiny
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Shareholders asked to back advisory measure to require 'full disclosure' of lobbying policies and expenditures.

Liberty Deploys Cloud-Based Social UI
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Liberty Global's Puerto Rican cable system is rolling out a cloud-based UI that relies on real-time audience viewing data to display popular programming in a video mosaic.

Microsoft Officially Closes Nokia Buy
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Microsoft plans to add more services to Nokia phones right away, and is targeting growth in feature phones in emerging markets.

Bit Parts: Cashing In on Chips
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Welcome to 'Bit Parts,' a regular roundup of the technology, R&D, financial, and jobs news from the communications components sector.

Huawei Expects Dip in Networks Contribution
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

CEO provides a 'state of the nation' on the Chinese vendor and notes that the non-networks parts of Huawei are where the growth will come from.

Meeting the 100G Metro Price Challenge
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Chip vendor Inphi outlines the architectural challenges of developing affordable 100G modules for metro cloud connections.

Eurobites: Monsieur Iliad Flashes Cash in Monaco
News Analysis | 4/25/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Slim looks to eastern Europe; KPN's Dutch mobile business implodes; Nokia/Microsoft deal closes.

Verizon FiOS Slows Down Again
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Verizon's fiber-fed network signs up many fewer video and broadband subs in Q1 as FiOS starts to saturate its market.

DoCoMo's 2020 Vision for 5G
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

NTT DoCoMo's CTO says there's still a lot of work to be done to create a 5G standard, but he has some expectations of what the next generation of wireless will be.

Open Season: Dell Taps Into Big Switch
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Dell Networking announces a resale deal with Big Switch Networks that furthers its Open Networking Initiative.

TWC Cuts Video Losses, Boosts Data Gains
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

No. 2 US MSO reports lowest quarterly video sub losses and highest broadband sub gains in years in first-quarter earnings.

Ericsson CEO's New Business Logic
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

A different approach is needed for the cloud and IP sector, Ericsson's CEO says as he splits his networks division in two.

Verizon Loses Its Postpaid Net Add Crown
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Competitive pressure dented Verizon's 3G and basic phone categories, but its financials remain strong in its first quarter after the Verizon Wireless spinoff.

FCC's 'Middle Ground' Already Under Attack
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Net neutrality proponents claim Wheeler has betrayed the free and open Internet by advancing plans to allow premium broadband services.

Ericsson Creates Cloud & IP Unit
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Creates two business units from its current Networks division as it eyes up the telco cloud and NFV/SDN markets.

Eurobites: BT Boasts Encryption Breakthrough
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: ADVA revenues up; way cleared for Slim's Austrian takeover; Ericsson shuffles its units; Nokia hangs on to Indian plant.

AT&T U-verse Gains Broadband, Video Subs
News Analysis | 4/24/2014

AT&T's fiber-rich platform starts off year strong with healthy broadband and video subscriber gains in Q1, opening up lead on Verizon FiOS.

AT&T Adds Amdocs, Juniper to Cloud Roster
News Analysis | 4/23/2014

Vendors join Ericsson, Tail-f, Metaswitch, and Affirmed Network in the carrier's Domain 2.0 supplier program designed to speed its move to SDN and NFV.

Huawei Boss Tells Handset Team to Sober Up
News Analysis | 4/23/2014

Huawei's devices business is growing fast and making an impact, but founder Ren Zhengfei has voiced concerns about complacency.

Ericsson Looks to Future as Q1 Sales Slump
News Analysis | 4/23/2014

First-quarter revenues dip as network rollout projects in US and Japan tail off, but margins are better and sales are set to pick up in H2.

Eurobites: M&A Speculation Circles Colt
News Analysis | 4/23/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Ericsson reports Q1; Orange lines up man from the ministry; Spirent profits up; Russia's Zuckerberg does a runner.

Juniper Rides Service Provider Revenue Growth
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Amid restructuring and employee defections, the vendor has a lot to be happy about in the service provider sector.

AT&T Joins OTT Video Parade
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

After losing out in a joint bid to gobble up Hulu last year, AT&T and The Chernin Group have joined forces again to invest more than $500 million in over-the-top video services.

AT&T Gets 81% of Subs Off Unlimited Data
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Next and Mobile Share plans are taking off for the carrier, helping it migrate its customers away from subsidies and unlimited data plans.

Slide Show: Moto Mobility's New Chicago Digs
Slide Shows | 4/22/2014

There's a lot of Google influence and no sign of Lenovo in Moto's new 75,000-square-foot headquarters in downtown Chicago.

Fan TV Scores With TW Cable
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Fan TV is officially breaking into the cable business through a deal with Time Warner Cable that will bring the vendor's user interface to TWC video subscribers.

Comcast Finds Sweet Spot With X1
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

The US MSO reports video subscriber gains for the second straight quarter, thanks largely to its next-gen IP video platform and cloud-based guide.

Infinera Earnings & Metro Expectations on Tap
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Infinera, reporting first quarter earnings Wednesday, is likely to face questions about its 100G metro market plans.

Equinix, Microsoft Team on Azure Connection
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

By locating AzureExpress in 16 Equinix data centers globally, Microsoft is offering direct connections between public and private clouds.

What's the Magic of Private Equity?
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

With Coriant the most recent example, private equity investments look set to play an increasing role in the telecom sector.

The Hungry, Hungry Cloud
Jonestown | 4/22/2014

The data centers that float the world of cloud computing consumed 30 billion watts of power in 2012 - as much power as is produced by 30 nuclear power stations - and the cloud keeps growing.

Big Switch Poaches Sales VP From Juniper
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Shaun Page, a 13-year Juniper vet, joins the bare-metal SDN vendor.

Eurobites: Colt Cuts Back on Carrier Voice Deals
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: SFR talks network-sharing with Vodafone; Liberty Global gets Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification; the future's not Orange.

Verizon Offers Industry-Specific Security Advice
News Analysis | 4/22/2014

Using its annual Data Breach Investigative Report, Verizon tells 18 different industries what they most need to fear - and protect against.

OpenPeak Signs AT&T's Hill as Prez for Biz Climb
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

OpenPeak has signed on AT&T's Chris Hill as president to help handle its 'rapid growth phase.'

Who's Ready to Play Broadband?
Rewired | 4/21/2014

AT&T's ready, Google's ready, but are the municipalities they want to serve ready to play -- and bring along access rights and other free stuff?

Juniper's Q1 Hints at Next Steps in Op Plan
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

Juniper Networks prepares to report first-quarter financial results Tuesday as its Integrated Operating Plan proceeds.

AT&T Turns Up Gig Heat in 21 New Metros
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

AT&T says it now has Gigabit plans for up to 100 towns and cities in the US, with some deployments expected to start in 2014.

Nokia Sale to Microsoft Expected to Close This Week
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

After a delay, the $7.36B sale of Nokia's device business to Microsoft is expected to close on April 25.

Comcast, Charter Talking Turkey?
Alantown | 4/21/2014

Two large US MSOs are reportedly discussing the sale of at least 3 million cable subscribers to Charter if Comcast's proposed buyout of Time Warner Cable goes through.

Arris Brings SeaWell Into the Fold
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

Arris acquires SeaWell Networks for its portfolio of IP video, multiscreen, and ad insertion solutions.

NTT Opens a WebRTC Chat Room
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

Operator trialing a WebRTC-based chat room it says is free, open to anyone, and secure through web-based peer-to-peer communications.

Juniper Gives OpenDaylight Some Loving
News Analysis | 4/21/2014

Juniper submits the OpenContrail Plugin to OpenDaylight as a possible standard.

FCC Chief: Keep Spectrum Open for Smaller Carriers
News Analysis | 4/20/2014

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blogs that competition will improve by giving smaller carriers access to some 600 MHz spectrum in 2015's Incentive Auction.

Service Assurance Is Critical for NFV & SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/18/2014

The success of NFV and SDN will depend on service assurance, big data, end-to-end orchestration, and a centralized catalog.

WhatsApp Threatens Carrier VoLTE
Que Sera Sarah | 4/18/2014

While the operators remain quiet on 4G voice, WhatsApp is plowing full steam ahead -- with or without their involvement.

FTTH in Latin America – Really?
Column | 4/18/2014

A new industry report suggests that the market for fixed broadband services in Latin America is about to grow dramatically, driven by fiber access, but I don't see it.

TWC & Charter Embrace Next-Gen WiFi
News Analysis | 4/18/2014

Both large US MSOs move to offer higher-levels of WiFi service to customers as they boost broadband speeds and expand their hotspot coverage.

Juniper Veteran Is New Kumu Networks CEO
News Analysis | 4/17/2014

RK Anand -- the 12th hire at Juniper way back when -- takes on a new role as CEO with the radio rule-breakers at Kumu Networks as they eye small cells and much more.

Cox Bets on Smart Homes in Vegas
News Analysis | 4/17/2014

Cox expands smart home services into Las Vegas as broadband providers continue love affair with home security and automation.

Heavy Reading: The Road to Virtual EPC
News Analysis | 4/17/2014

Heavy Reading analyst Gabriel Brown predicts that widespread operator deployments of virtual Evolved Packet Core technology will mostly happen after 2016.

Lightpath Fiber Lights 7,000 NY Buildings
News Analysis | 4/17/2014

Cablevision's commercial services unit lights up 7,000th building in NYC metro area, after adding more than 1,000 locations to its fiber network in the past year.

Eurobites: EU Bigwig Wants to Relax M&A Rules
News Analysis | 4/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Russian operator makes a move on Crimea; Duma considers ban on foreign telecom kit; publishing boss turns guns on Google.

Ciena Pushing 200G for Subsea
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

Ciena announced today that the Japan-US Cable Network consortium has completed a successful trial of Ciena's 16 QAM 200G technology on a 630 km segment of its network in California.

Nagra Secures Dish's TVE Future
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

Dish and Echostar select Nagra's DECE-approved persistent rights management (PRM) technology to secure Dish Anywhere multiscreen services.

Volvo: AT&T HSPA+ Can Drive My Car
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

AT&T racks up another connected car customer in Volvo, which will embed HSPA+ via the carrier's single SIM platform in future car models in the US and Canada.

Report: NFV/SDN Standards 'Myopic' on Service Management
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

New Heavy Reading report says end-to-end service management needed for hybrid networks and current efforts focus only on virtualized services.

Cable Eyes Big Technology Shifts
LRTV Documentaries | 4/16/2014

US cable engineers are facing a lot of heavy lifting in the coming years, notes Light Reading Cable/Video Practice Leader Alan Breznick.

A10 Helps With 100G, IPv6 Transitions
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

The company introduces its Thunder Series network appliances, designed to help carriers and enterprises make the transition to faster networks and more flexible address space.

Eurobites: Telefónica Bets on Mobile Ads
News Analysis | 4/16/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BSkyB teams up with Twitter; Ericsson in OpenStack deal; Glastonbury latest!

Demythologizing Multi-Play
Column | 4/16/2014

Not everything you thought you knew about multi-play services is necessarily so.

Zebra to Buy Moto's Asset Tracking Business for $3.5B
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

Zebra claims the massive cash buy will position it well at the business end of the Internet of Things.

BlackBerry Invests in Healthcare IT Startup
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

The struggling handset maker sees a future in secure communications for the healthcare industry.

TWC Reveals RDK Set-Top Plans
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

Time Warner Cable announces development plans for its first IP set-top box using the RDK software platform

Mohu Turns Over New Leaf for OTA TV
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

Mohu introduces new Leaf Metro antenna and promises a device that will combine OTA and web-based video content.

Deutsche Telekom Aims for Security Advantage
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

Deutsche Telekom is looking to profit from the heightened awareness of data security issues post-Snowden.

Ruckus Takes On HP With Cloud WiFi Services
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

New service moves the WiFi controller to the cloud and helps small businesses manage and monetize their WiFi access points.

Ubuntu Beefs Up OpenStack Support
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS supports Icehouse, the latest version of OpenStack, with improved management features.

Eurobites: BT's Rivals Go Ultrafast in York
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: UK's appetite for superfast; broadband Bolognese; the Nokia tablet that never was.

Metal Machine Music: Dedicated M2M Networks on Horizon
News Analysis | 4/15/2014

Do connected cars, smart sensors, and fitness monitors need their own dedicated communications networks? Some are betting they do...

Mobile Apps Susceptible to Heartbleed, Too
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

BlackBerry preps security updates for Android and iOS devices as Lookout warns consumers their mobile apps could be vulnerable.

SCTE Seeks Corporate Buddies
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

Cable tech group launches corporate alliance program to hike membership and deliver more customized training and education for cable employees.

Ericsson's M&A Leader Resigns
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

Ericsson SVP and strategy head Douglas Gilstrap, who guided M&A activities, is leaving, but Ericsson's M&A interests likely will stay.

Vodafone Netherlands Rolls Out IPTV
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

Vodafone Netherlands is partnering with Entone for set-tops and Divitel for systems integration in the launch of its new IPTV service.

T-Mobile Petitions Operators to Kill Overages
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

Final 'uncarrier' move of the month has T-Mobile doing away with data overage charges and petitioning its competitors to do the same.

Small Cells: Finding Answers in 2014
Column | 4/14/2014

Small cells have taken far longer than many have expected to take hold in the market, but now, as the industry is maturing, what's needed for several different deployment scenarios?

Eurobites: Sawiris Eyes Telecom Italia Investment
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional news roundup: BT challenges 'margin squeeze' note; eircom considers IPO; European Commission targets mHealth.

Cisco & VMware Are Apple & Google of SDN
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

They both stand to gain by the shift to virtual networks, according to a recent Goldman Sachs report. Possible losers: companies that primarily rely on hardware sales, such as Brocade and Juniper.

Mobile VC Tops $1B in March Madness
News Analysis | 4/14/2014

Tango - and its cash - dances to the top of the VC funding table in March.

T-Mobile Drops LTE iPad Prices to WiFi Levels
News Analysis | 4/11/2014

The "uncarrier" drops prices on its LTE iPads to WiFi levels and offers 1.2 GB of free LTE data each month for the rest of the year.

Cisco, Juniper Treating Gear Against Potential Heartbleed
News Analysis | 4/11/2014

Companies issued warnings about possible vulnerabilities in some of their equipment, and continue to update the lists of products that may be affected.

New BTI CEO's Mandate: 'Scale the Business'
News Analysis | 4/11/2014

Colin Doherty's mandate: Stay the course but step on the gas.

Eurobites: Telenor Counters Heartbleed Threat
News Analysis | 4/11/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: O2 UK boasts of 4G uptake and network modernization; Telefonica offers concessions to seal E-Plus deal; Ericsson to continue doing business in Iran; and more.

Aereo Sets Chromecast Debut After Court Date
News Analysis | 4/11/2014

Aereo plans to go live with Chromecast support on May 29, more than a month after the company will present its case against broadcasters to the Supreme Court.

BlackBerry's Chen: We're Not Dumping Devices
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

BlackBerry CEO says it isn't exiting the device business... yet.

Adobe & thePlatform Tie TVE Knot
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Comcast-owned media publishing unit teams up with Adobe to pitch multscreen video service packages to pay-TV and content providers.

New Alliance Advances Single US Rural Network
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Indatel brings the bandwidth, and ANPI brings the services, in an effort to move to a seamless network of rural broadband providers.

AT&T's Going to Carolina With 1 Gig
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

AT&T seeks to expand its 1-Gig fiber service to six North Carolina cities, as well as boost coverage in Austin, Texas.

Core 100G Fuels Packet-Optical Switching Growth
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/10/2014

The move to 100G in long-haul networks is driving the integration of DWDM transport and OTN switching, finds Heavy Reading.

Amid Hearings, Comcast Ups Speeds/Hotspots
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Comcast announces higher Internet speeds and more WiFi hotspots amid Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger with Time Warner Cable.

Apigee Puts InsightsOne Acquisition to Work
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Latest version of Apigee Insights combines InsightOne's predictive analytics capability with APIs for a deeper understanding of customer behavior, before and after it happens.

SevOne Acquires Log Analytics Startup
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

The RapidEngines acquisition ties real-time log analytics to performance metrics for a more complete network picture.

Eurobites: Eircom Joins Vectoring Club
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: Fiber network M&A activity in Spain; KPN chief gets vote of approval; BT, Unify team on unified communications.

Bye-Bye DVD: Consumers Embrace Digital Video
LRTV Documentaries | 4/10/2014

Veteran video analyst Colin Dixon, founder and principal analyst of nScreenMedia, says research shows 56% are using digital video already.

What Cisco Wants in a Carrier Partner
News Analysis | 4/10/2014

Global reach, hybrid cloud support, and bandwidth to support the coming Internet of Everything.

Businesses Face 'Fiber Gap': Report
DOS Attack | 4/9/2014

While fiber-connected businesses are increasing in numbers, they're still isolated islands.

Mind the DAS! AT&T & Sprint Aboard Full NYC Subway Project
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

AT&T and Sprint are committed to offering 3G & 4G service across all 277 NYC underground subway stations. Transit Wireless says it is still talking to T-Mobile & Verizon.

Crittercism Hauls in $30M for Mobile Management Smarts
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

Once again, VMware is among those spending big on mobile management in a BYOD world.

eMBMS: Revolutionary Technology or Alphabet Soup?
Column | 4/9/2014

Will eMBMS be the mobile broadbcast technology that takes off, or the latest in a line of flops?

Charter Boosts TV Everywhere Apps
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

Playing catch-up with its fellow cable companies, Charter adds new content and platform support to its TV Everywhere apps.

Video Vendors Bet Big on 4K in Vegas
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

Tech suppliers prep for Ultra HD future with flashy 4K video demos and displays at annual NAB convention in Sin City.

Verizon Connects Cloud With On-Demand WAN
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

Verizon's new offering adds 'burstability' and on-demand billing to private IP connections into cloud services, starting with its own and Microsoft's.

China's Innovation Deficit
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

There are plenty of technology startups in China, but none of them are in telecom systems.

BTI Names Former Arbor Boss as CEO
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

Colin Doherty is a 25-year telecom vet who headed Arbor through its acquisition and beyond.

Eurobites: BT Gets On Microsoft's Cloud
News Analysis | 4/9/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: more French M&A talk; Telekom Austria dissolves its CFO; big data pioneer lands Finnish tech prize.

Masergy Makes Serious Security Move
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

With acquisition of Global DataGuard, the managed service provider is offering new capabilities to predict and ward off advanced malware threats.

Sprint Plots WiMax Shutdown, Backhaul Upgrade
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Sprint says that it will shutter its WiMax network by the end of 2015 as it upgrades its backhaul architecture.

Google Casts a Wide Wireless Net
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Google's wireless ambitions might be more than a US MVNO. The search firm appears to be tackling everything from WiFi extensions to Internet delivered via balloons.

In Cable We (Anti)trust
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

New antitrust concerns are emerging in the debate over the potential Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger, including fears of one entity controlling much of the TV viewed by Americans.

C Spire's COO Sees the Percs in SPIT
Que Sera Sarah | 4/8/2014

COO Kevin Hankins talks to Light Reading about the carrier's loyalty and rewards program and the opportunity in bridging the chasm between networks and IT.

CHR Turnaround Includes New CEO
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Co-founder James Taylor turns the services enablement provider over to his founding partner as CHR says its software woes are over.

Financial Analysts Split on Cisco's Outlook
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Wunderlich cuts Cisco, Jefferies isn't so pessimistic, while Raymond James sticks with an 'Outperform' rating, as financial analysts try to glean the company's prospects in a more virtualized networking world.

Video: TW Cable Puts Multicast Gateways to the Test
LRTV Documentaries | 4/8/2014

Tom Gonder, a chief architect at Time Warner Cable, explains how its trial of multicast gateways is impacting IP-based video plans.

Eurobites: Nokia Sale Gets Chinese Green Light
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU court declares Data Retention Directive invalid; OpenCloud scores in Egypt; Deutsche Telekom workers plan strike action.

EXFO Bolsters Brix With OSS Acquisition
News Analysis | 4/8/2014

Canadian test vendor adds to its service assurance capabilities with the purchase of network performance management system specialist ByteSphere.

The Digital Lifestyle Goes Corporate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/8/2014

Service providers are being challenged to enable a digital lifestyle for their corporate clients as well as residential customers.

SoftBank Could Consider Euro Acquistions
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Softbank is now reportedly eyeing European operators as M&A targets.

Will Google Fight Fire With Android TV?
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

On the heels of Amazon's Fire TV launch last week, Google appears to be preparing its own Android TV product.

100G Inside? Data Centers Will Get It
DOS Attack | 4/7/2014

A new industry alliance is aiming to quickly produce a specification for 100G to be used inside data centers.

Has Intel Smelled the Coffee?
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Is it back to bananas and coffee for Costa Rica? Reports suggest a resource shift away from Central America to Asia-Pacific by the chip giant.

Frontier Buffaloes Social Media
Rewired | 4/7/2014

Frank the Buffalo is the popular face of Frontier on Facebook and elsewhere, even if his no-BS promise left some customers cold.

Photos: Cable Next-Gen Technologies 2014
Slide Shows | 4/7/2014

A record-breaking crowd flocked to Denver for our annual information-packed, tech networking schmoozeria in late March.

Frontier Pursues Broader Business Footprint
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Investment in upgrading Verizon properties starting to pay off for Frontier, as it prepares to add AT&T Connecticut footprint.

Verizon Buys Cincinnati Bell's Spectrum for $210M
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Regional operator will refocus on its fiber business, discontinuing its wireless operations after the deal closes.

Interop in Pics: Connecting Besiness Opportunition
Slide Shows | 4/7/2014

Photos from the best of the Interop conference in Las Vegas. We don't know what the phrase in the headline means either.

Eurobites: Numericable Wins SFR M&A Tussle
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's new TV sport chief; US disses Euro-Internet plan; Telecom Italia learns from AT&T.

Downloads Keep Highest-Value Customers Consuming
Column | 4/7/2014

Those consumers who watch the most video on mobile devices may actually be willing to pay for it too.

Allot Builds Gateway to SDN
News Analysis | 4/7/2014

Allot's new Service Gateway, built for a European mobile operator, promises faster service delivery and a migration path to SDN.

Cisco's Small Cell Boss Is Gone
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Cisco confirms that its small cell boss, the VP and GM of the service provider group, has left the company.

Bye Bye OCAP, Hello RDK
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Deciding that it's time to leave OCAP behind, the cable industry is increasingly turning to RDK to take its place.

Ciena Fans 100G Metro Flames
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Ciena suggests at an investor event that the 100G metro market is ramping up more quickly than expected.

Level 3 Puts Voice in Service
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Enterprise voice becoming a key part of expanding service strategy for national CLEC.

Canadian Operator Sends SOS Over OSS
Shades of Ray | 4/4/2014

Independent Canadian operator Eeyou Communications Network needs some advice about OSS and BSS for a small fiber network operation.

Eurobites: Vodafone Has M&A Issues in Egypt
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Turkish PM bristles at un-banning of Twitter; Allot lands $5 million Tier 1 deal; BT Sport joins Chromecast line-up; Google upsets Italians.

Could Europe's Net Neutrality Legislation Cause a Comms Car Crash?
Shades of Ray | 4/4/2014

The European Union parliament is one step away from introducing a set of mobile roaming and net neutrality rules that are contradictory and potentially disastrous, argues one seasoned industry analyst.

Dapper Embrane Exec Defends New CEO
News Analysis | 4/4/2014

Bill Burns oversaw four years of revenue growth at his former employer before sales headed south, and that's a good enough track record for Embrane.

Comcast: Reshaping the Cable Network Architecture
LRTV Documentaries | 4/3/2014

Shamim Akhtar, Comcast's architect and senior director of network strategy, explains why the cable company is moving to a more distributed network architecture.

Google's Andromeda Strain Is Spreading
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

Google opens up internal SDN architecture to outside developers in its next big network virtualization step.

T-Mobile Not Stealing Customers… Yet
Que Sera Sarah | 4/3/2014

The big four US operators managed to add 800,000 post-paid subscribers in the past three months, but the scales are tipping in T-Mobile's favor.

Amazon Joins Video Streaming Wars
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

In a long-awaited move, Amazon launches media streaming set-top to take on Apple TV, Roku, and Google's Chromecast in growing media streaming market.

Xilinx: An 'All Programmable' Strategy
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

Acquisition strategies don't work for everyone, but chipmaker Xilinx appears to have devised an M&A plan that has paid off.

Wheeler Writes Regulatory Rubric
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has a regulatory rubric for addressing telecom challenges in the 21st century.

Ericsson Commits to OpenStack With Mirantis
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

A long-time supporter of OpenStack, Ericsson has struck a licensing deal to use commercial software from Mirantis in its Cloud System.

Qualcomm Advances WiFi With MIMO
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

New 802.11ac WiFi chips will include multi-user MIMO to support more devices, faster speeds, and more efficient use of unlicensed spectrum.

Eurobites: Ex-Ericsson Staffer in Bribery Allegations
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EU roaming charges voted into dustbin of history; bailiffs knock on Vivendi's door; Vodafone creates new UK jobs.

Juniper Cuts Headcount by 6%, Axes ADC
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

As part of its new operating plan, Juniper is cutting through its middle management ranks to reduce costs and ceasing application delivery controller R&D.

SDN Faces a Human Hurdle
News Analysis | 4/3/2014

The biggest challenge for the SDN sector is the people, according to speakers on an Interop panel.

BlackBerry Kills T-Mobile Licensing Deal
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the device maker won't renew its licensing deal with T-Mobile on April 25 after the operator made an iPhone offer to BlackBerry users.

Rep. Rips Retrans 'Racket'
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

Slamming broadcasters, Rep. Anna Eshoo calls retransmission-consent deals a 'racket' at the American Cable Association Summit in Washington.

Aryaka Spikes Unpredictable Enterprise WAN Traffic
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

Aryaka's Network OnDemand service provides a capacity solution for rare enteprise WAN traffic spikes.

CSPs Catch Big Data Analytics Fever
Shades of Ray | 4/2/2014

More cash is being spent on big data analytics systems and services as service providers come to realize they need to get smart and dig into their raw assets.

Verizon FiOS Seeks Gold in DVR Wars
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

Bidding for DVR supremacy, Verizon rolls out FiOS Quantum TV service with the ability to record up to 12 shows at the same time, but there's a catch.

Successfully Managing the IP Transition Is a Tall Order
Column | 4/2/2014

There are several things the FCC must do to make the IP transition successful for service providers and consumers alike.

Suppliers Gear Up for Big Data Gold Rush
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 4/2/2014

Big data analytics is creating a multi-billion-dollar revenue opportunity for service providers.

HP: Here's How We Can Cut WiFi Costs
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

HP claims it can help convert enterprise networks from cost centers to profit sources - easier said than done.

Goin' South: Cisco Offers 'OpFlex' as Alternative to OpenFlow
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

Cisco and partners promote a new southbound protocol that fits into the router giant's vision of 'declarative control' of a software-defined network.

Eurobites: Infinera Delivers 500G in Africa
News Analysis | 4/2/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: German regulator steps into Telefonica/E-Plus deal; mobile banking boost in UK; NSN's ping-pong diplomacy.

UFD Building Business on Diversity
News Analysis | 4/1/2014

By avoiding the I-95 corridor between NYC and northern Virginia, United Fiber & Data is courting customers seeking new and reliable fiber routes.

OpenSignal: T-Mobile's LTE Is Fastest
News Analysis | 4/1/2014

New research from the network watcher suggests T-Mobile's LTE may be the fastest, but consumers are spending more time on Verizon's 4G network.

FCC Tackles Retrans Reforms
News Analysis | 4/1/2014

In twin moves, FCC bans broadcaster 'collusion' in retransmission-consent negotiations and weighs further changes to rules after spate of battles between broadcasters and pay-TV providers.

Klout Scores $200M in Lithium Buy
Que Sera Sarah | 4/1/2014

Social enterprise vendor Lithium snaps up Klout to add its social influence scoring system to its arsenal of customer experience management tools.

Embrane Taps Ex-Spirent Boss Bill Burns as CEO
News Analysis | 4/1/2014

Cisco-backed Embrane hires Burns, who oversaw years of growth for Spirent, but was sacked in 2013 when sales flagged.

Eurobites: BT to Enter Quad-Play Fray?
News Analysis | 4/1/2014

Also on today's EMEA news smorgasbord: Openreach offers nationwide 100G; Telecom Italia sells HQ; startup banks on super-slow broadband.

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