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Who Owns the Mobile Cloud?
Jonestown | 5/31/2011

5:45 PM The carriers, Google and Apple all seem well positioned to know even more about their users than they did before

Cisco Partner Tries to Break Moto's Grip on Tier 2s
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/31/2011

A hosted SDV platform from Adara could help Cisco find new inroads into small and mid-sized cable operators

What's picoChip's Exit Strategy?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/31/2011

The femto startup could be shopping for a buyer as it looks toward an IPO, but there's no match made in heaven for the UK company

OSS in the Cloud? Not So Fast
News Analysis | 5/31/2011

OSS transformation would be easier if complex systems could migrate to the cloud, but that will take time, standards and more work

Netflix, YouTube to Ride Big OTT Revenue Wave
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/31/2011

Also: Comcast eyes $1B theme-park deal, Charter waives post-storm box fees, FCC turns down the volume, big changes at Pace

Nokia Lowers Outlook, Shares Slump
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/31/2011

Nokia issued a surprise Q2 warning of lower net sales and operating margin and scrapped making annual targets for 2011

Mavenir Bags $40M, Buys Airwide
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/31/2011

Mavenir lands $40M in funding and snaps up messaging specialist Airwide as it looks to expand its LTE efforts

Euronews: France Telecom Outlines Masterplan
News Analysis | 5/31/2011

France Telecom sets out its five-year plan and eBay leans on Ofcom in today's regional roundup of telecom tidbits

Ruckus Makes Over KDDI With Wi-Fi Offload
LR Mobile Rumors | 5/30/2011

AT&T Building Islands of LTE in 2011
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/27/2011

Early AT&T LTE users could find themselves defaulting to 3G a lot, as neither Ma Bell or Verizon will confirm a roaming deal for the 4G tech

Could Comcast Nix a SeaChange Sale?
The Bauminator | 5/27/2011

12:05 PM It probably wouldn't, but a clause in its SeaChange deal gives the MSO 'a right of first offer'

PayPal Sues Google for Mobile Wallet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/27/2011

eBay-owned payments company says Google stole its executives and its trade secrets around mobile payments

DirecTV CEO: Dish Merger 'Tough Hill to Climb'
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/27/2011

Also: Dish revs Blockbuster promo, Cablevision pushes retrans consent reform, Cox starts rowing with Canoe, ESPN gives MPEG-4 the nod

Cisco Set for Telco Managed Services Push
News Analysis | 5/27/2011

Cisco is about to launch a new managed services offering for telecom service providers that want to target SMBs

Chasing Voldemort ... er, Xcalibur
The Bauminator | 5/27/2011

8:30 AM Comcast finally 'fesses up to its secret Xcalibur project. Here's a blow-by-blow on the project-that-shall-not-be-named

Can African Telcos Learn to Share?
Research Rewind | 5/27/2011

This week: African cell towers, social-ites in AME, upcoming Country Intelligence Reports, PON's future

Mgmt World: Here's That Rainy Day
Rewired | 5/27/2011

8:00 AM Dublin's stormy weather was the perfect backdrop to a trade show designed to address the rough times ahead for telecom

Tail-f Tails Cisco
News Analysis | 5/27/2011

If you're going to do anything 'multivendor,' there's one vendor you really can't leave out. (Sorry, Juniper, it's not you)

Euronews: Symbian on Life Support (Until 2016)
News Analysis | 5/27/2011

Nokia commits to Symbian (for a while, anyway), MTS reports Q1 and eircom feels the heat in today's corral of Euro telecom headlines

Arris Sets Sights on SeaChange
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/27/2011

A source confirms that Arris is in talks to add more video software by acquiring its rival

RUS Shreds List of Materials
TDM Replacement News Analysis | 5/26/2011

Was your product RUS accepted? Really? Congratulations. The world no longer cares

Speculating About Cox's Spectrum
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/26/2011

If Cox ends up sellin' its spectrum, who's buyin'? And will the FCC even allow it?

Google Taps Sprint for Tap-to-Pay
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/26/2011

Google Wallet supports credit-card payments and promotions using NFC on Sprint's Nexus S smartphone

Ultra Broadband: More Than Just Fiber
LRTV Interviews | 5/26/2011

Light Reading heads to Shanghai to find out about China's FTTH revolution and talks to Heavy Reading about the transport network requirements and business cases associated with FTTH rollouts

Ultra Broadband: More Than Just Fiber
Next-Generation PONs News Analysis | 5/26/2011

Mgmt World: Battle of the Cloud Gurus
Rewired | 5/26/2011

1:00 PM -- Joe Weinman and Randy Bias are both very pro-cloud but are forecasting very different weather ahead

Mgmt World: Dublin Delight
EuroBlog | 5/26/2011

12:30 PM The mood, if not the weather, was sunny in the Irish capital

Netflix Pops on Facebook Integration Buzz
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/26/2011

Also: TW Cable jacks broadband speeds in Maine, Shaw raises broadband caps, Skype suffers outage, Rovi CEO is retiring

Comcast Tees Up IP Video Tests
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/26/2011

MSO will use the MIT campus to kick the tires out on a cloudier, more versatile IP-based video system, says The Wall Street Journal

Mgmt World: KT Puts Commodity Spin on Cloud
News Analysis | 5/26/2011

Rather than avoid competing with Amazon and other Web cloud providers, KT is trying to outdo them

Can Apple Save Mobile TV?
Que Sera Sarah | 5/26/2011

8:00 AM Apple is dominating mobile video, but can it have the same catalyzing effect on the lackluster market for mobile TV?

Euronews: UK Mad for Slow Mobile Broadband
News Analysis | 5/26/2011

Ofcom study finds mobile broadband in the UK is rising in popularity, if not in speed, while Telefonica looks to make more job cuts

Chipmakers Snack on Optical Designs
News Analysis | 5/26/2011

The latest transition in optical networking is turning obscure chip-design houses into acquisition targets

A Second Death Star?
The Bauminator | 5/25/2011

5:40 PM That one went supernova, too, right?

Nortel Sells Out in Dallas
News Analysis | 5/25/2011

The company's fadeout has a lot of milestones, but this is one of the most visible

AT&T LTE Plans Too Small for LTE iPhone?
Que Sera Sarah | 5/25/2011

12:55 PM With only 15 markets planned for AT&T's LTE this year, the 4G version of the iPhone may be farther out than originally thought

Mgmt World: StarHub's Data Experience
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/25/2011

Singapore's StarHub updates on mobile data patterns, the benefit of all-IP backhaul and the growing role of customer experience management

Mgmt World: Take Me to the Bridge
EuroBlog | 5/25/2011

12:25 PM Deutsche Telekom's CTO and CIO are 'Bridging the Chasm' by bringing the operator's network and IT teams closer together

Comcast Notches 20 Billion VoD Views
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/25/2011

Elsewhere: CableOne grapples with Joplin tornado, AT&T shops U-verse on Lifetime, VUDU gets button on Vizio remotes, HBO rolls social TV site

AT&T Starts Small With LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/25/2011

AT&T's 4G network will go live in five cities this summer with 15 or more markets up by the end of the year

Mgmt World: The Vendor Skills Gap
LRTV Interviews | 5/25/2011

Heavy Reading chief analyst says it's not just service providers that need to learn how to combine telecom and IT know-how for future developments

Intel Inside LTE Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/25/2011

Intel processors soup up small cells from UK femto firm Ubiquisys

Mgmt World: Big Banks Want Tailored Cloud Services
News Analysis | 5/25/2011

Multi-national banks are willing to buy cloud services but they want service providers to understand their business first

Cox Chucks Wireless Network Plan
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/24/2011

Cox to 'decommission' its 3G network and piggyback on Sprint as it looks to launch wireless service in half its footprint this year

Is AboveNet for Sale?
Rumors | 5/24/2011

Comcast Says No to Usage-Based Billing
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/24/2011

MSO isn't planning to adopt UBB policies for cable modem services, but the tools are in place if it should ever change its mind

Mgmt World: DT Bridges the Chasm
News Analysis | 5/24/2011

In an unprecedented display of unity, Deutsche Telekom's CTO and CIO sing from the same hymn sheet and give the industry a set of demands

Microsoft's Other 497 Updates
Que Sera Sarah | 5/24/2011

1:15 PM Microsoft is highlighting few key features of Mango, but it's all the updates together that make it competitively viable

Dish CEO: DirecTV Merger Possible
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/24/2011

Elsewhere: Samsung reaches connected-TV app milestone, Cablevision founder invests in social media research, cable MSO sues DirecTV

LightSquared Needs Sprint in its Race to 4G
Jonestown | 5/24/2011

11:15 AM How else will the 4G upstart reach its FCC-mandated target of covering 100 million people by the end of 2012?

Microsoft Tangos With Mango
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/24/2011

Nearly 500 new WP7 OS updates include a focus on social networking and people, more localized Web browsing and better app integration

Mgmt World: StarHub's New Experience
EuroBlog | 5/24/2011

10:00 AM Customer experience management has at last found its way to the frontline of service provider strategies

Mgmt World: KPN Would Like the Lasagna, Please
News Analysis | 5/24/2011

At least, the mobile operator would prefer organized layers of network operations, rather than the messy spaghetti bowl

Forum Tackles Connected Home Management
News Analysis | 5/24/2011

New diagnostic tools help service providers pinpoint problems that are likely to emerge as more devices are broadband-enabled

Euronews: Spanish Spectrum for Orange & Yoigo
News Analysis | 5/24/2011

Spanish spectrum auction attracts just two bidders while Internet heavyweights rendezvous in France in today's EMEA telecom roundup

Mgmt World: It's the Network, Smartie
Rewired | 5/24/2011

8:05 AM AT&T's Kevin Peters urges telecom operators to focus on their best assets for offering cloud services and mobility

T-Mobile Busts Out With 42Mbit/s Service
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/24/2011

Fifty-two more cities are getting the superfast HSPA+ service, and there's a smartphone and possibly a tablet in the wings as well

Verizon FiOS: The Cloud Comes Home
The Philter | 5/23/2011

Verizon's FiOS updates hint at a future where hardware is virtualized, set-tops are dead and a low-latency, high-speed network is the fastest computer you'll ever need

Qualcomm Not Holding Up LTE iPhone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/23/2011

Qualcomm says that sourcing LTE chipsets with 3G support isn't a problem for Apple; Qualcomm has the multimode chips ready to go

AlcaLu Undecided on Cable Gear Opportunity
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/23/2011

Next-gen access network initiatives may accelerate AlcaLu's cable strategy, but the vendor is still weighing the risks and rewards

Cisco's China Syndrome Reopens
Craig's A-List | 5/23/2011

The business of building China's networks is not always pretty, and the tough questions aren't going away

T-Mobile Shakes Up Pricing Sans Unlimited Data
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/23/2011

New rate plans offer a variety of data caps, but slow data speeds once the max is reached instead of charging overages

LightSquared: Testing in 2011, Launch in 1H '12
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/23/2011

LightSquared will work on test markets in 2011, as more early details about its GPS work in Vegas trickle in

Mgmt World: Telstra Sees ASP Future
News Analysis | 5/23/2011

Moving to cloud-based services that are device- and network-agnostic is the best way to ensure a profitable future, exec says

Mgmt World: Putting Down Roots in Europe
EuroBlog | 5/23/2011

11:25 AM Mobile quality measurement startup RootMetrics is ready to get embedded across the Atlantic

GTT Snaps Up PacketExchange for $20M
News Analysis | 5/23/2011

Global Telecom & Technology agrees to buy PacketExchange for $20M in a bid to expand its network reach and customer base

Reviewer Sneaks A Peek at Comcast 'Xcalibur'
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/23/2011

Elsewhere: TiVo streams Hulu Plus, some VoD vendors skip CableLabs interop, House probes Comcast's hire of FCC Commissioner

Mgmt World: Obama's Blustery Day
EuroBlog | 5/23/2011

Obama, the wind and another Icelandic eruption

Battle of the Carrier Innovation Centers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/23/2011

It's a face-off between AT&T and Verizon's application and LTE innovation centers as the operators strive to attract developers

Cablevision Wins Round in Verizon Set-Top Bout
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/23/2011

But the fight's not over as Verizon tries to block Cablevision from importing Cisco boxes that support the MSO's network DVR service

Euronews: Deutsche Telekom Looks East
News Analysis | 5/23/2011

DT takes a peek at Poland, Spanish spectrum auction is ready to roll and SPIT-fest comes to Dublin in today's digest of Euro telecom news

POTE 2011: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 5/20/2011

You know there's plenty to talk about in optical. Now see who did the talking at our recent Packet Optical Transport Evolution conference

8 Things to Know About Packet-Optical
News Analysis | 5/20/2011

This week's Light Reading event discussed life with OTN, life after 100G and the life (or lack thereof) of IP over DWDM

AT&T's LTE Tests: The Lab Is Not the Real World
Jonestown | 5/20/2011

4:05 PM AT&T tests of LTE at 29 Mbit/s look good on paper, but recall that Verizon was seeing 50Mbit/s downlinks in tests in 2009

Cisco Feels Switching Pains
News Analysis | 5/20/2011

A recovery in Cisco's switching business could take a while, and lower margins might simply be a fact of life from now on

NSN Preps for New SPIT Sortie
News Analysis | 5/20/2011

A new Business Solutions leader looks to re-energize Nokia Siemens Networks's efforts in the service provider IT (SPIT) sector

Tracking the End of the TDM Era
TDM Replacement News Analysis | 5/20/2011

Only 21 years after the last analog switch was retired, TDM switches are being displaced by IP technology at a quickening pace

Where's PON Going Next?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/20/2011

10GPON is the logical next step, but some are already looking toward the generation beyond that

Dish Puts Blockbuster to Work
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/20/2011

Also: Comcast earmarks cash for minority entrepreneurs, John Malone bids for Barnes & Noble, MSOs get SMB kudos

Wholesale Changes for the Mobile App Ecosystem?
Research Rewind | 5/20/2011

This week: Wholesale Applications Community, mobile social networks, Algerians leapfrogging 3G, Latin American telcos, Ethernet innovation

Euronews: euNetworks Bolsters German Presence
News Analysis | 5/20/2011

On today's plate of Euro tidbits: euNetworks acquires German rival, UK mobile operators take on Ofcom (again) and mobile wallets are go!

Clearlake Shores Up OSS Firm
News Analysis | 5/20/2011

Mycom gets a new private equity backer in a recapitalization process

Cloud Computing & TEM Reinvention
The Philter | 5/19/2011

6:10 PM Telecom equipment makers are expanding everything they do in order to help find and define opportunities in cloud computing

Why OTN Is Becoming More Important
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2011

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin says OTN carries packet traffic better than a packet-based system can handle TDM traffic. Do you agree?

Comcast, Moto Invest in CMAP Startup
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/19/2011

Benu Networks may follow the RiverDelta Networks game plan and eventually be spun into Motorola

Allied Fiber CEO: Yes, We Still Need Fiber
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2011

Hunter Newby outlines his plans for putting more fiber in the ground where it's needed and leasing access to carriers to help them achieve fast networks at lower cost

Software Surprise
EuroBlog | 5/19/2011

2:30 PM Euro telecom vendors are software giants, apparently

TIA: Verizon Sees Need for Speed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/19/2011

Verizon CTO touts the speed of its FiOS fiber network and LTE, which he says are necessary to cope with the pervasiveness of video

Comcast Exec Wants 1-Terabit Optical Standard
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/19/2011

Shamim Akhtar advocates quickly picking 1-terabit as the next gen of optical networking and avoiding old 100G-versus-40G squabbles

Ericsson's New CMO Has a Soft Side
News Analysis | 5/19/2011

Swedish giant's new chief marketing officer is keen to promote the company's software and IT credentials

WAC Leading Telcos to Digital App Success
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/19/2011

The Wholesale Applications Community represents a credible solution to the challenges posed by telcos' rivals

Google to Plant More Kansas City Fiber
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/19/2011

Also: Cisco may shed Linksys and WebEx, DirecTV tests set-top-free interface, Comcast defends FCC hire, HBO Go to stream Thrones early

Enter the Digital Coherent Detection Era
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2011

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin outlines the recent tech advances that have enabled more packets to be moved along fiber routes

Packet-Optical Stays Out of Control
News Analysis | 5/19/2011

The dream of a converged network is still haunted by the lack of a converged control plane

China Telecom's FTTH Feast
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2011

Dr Shen, director, Broadband Department, at China Telecom's Shanghai Research Institute, talks about the carrier's decision to deploy fiber-to-the-home and the anticipated benefits that will bring

Mobile News You Need
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Google promises fix for Android Wi-Fi security hole, LightSquared GPS interference reported, RIM sells 250,000 PlayBooks and more

Reliance Globalcom: Bless GMPLS
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2011

Reliance Globalcom's Shankar Narayanaswamy takes the mic and tells us what's so great about GMPLS

Optical Gear Enters a New Era
News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Sounds really grand, doesn't it? Wait 'til you see the growth chart, though

TIA: AT&T Boss Predicts Wireless Chaos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Plans to build a network that can control the chaos, but says it will need more spectrum and T-Mobile to do it

Level 3's Paul Savill: Not Hot on the Cost of 100G
LRTV Interviews | 5/18/2011

Level 3's Paul Savill talks about the carrier's struggle with the economics of 100G and provides a network update for his metro customers

TeliaSonera: No Free VoIP on Our 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Swedish LTE operator takes position on over-the-top VoIP services: Users will have to pay

Cable Engineers Developing 3DTV Standard
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Elsewhere: Hulu may delay access to free TV shows, BigBand expands switched digital video deployments, AT&T upgrades Total Home DVR

The 10 Over-the-Top Video Commandments
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/18/2011

TDG analysts detail the 10 ways that pay-TV providers can embrace over-the-top content and make it work in their favor

Clearwire Hands Network to Ericsson
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Ericsson wins seven-year managed services deal that will see 700 Clearwire staff transfer to the vendor

LightSquared Plans LTE Launch Next Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Exec for the LTE wholesaler says it aims to start field trials in Q3 and launch commercially early next year rather than by the end of 2011

Euronews: Ericsson Eyes Nortel Patents
News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Ericsson considers a bid for Nortel's patents portfolio, MegaFon's profits slip and BT goes with Motive in today's telecom smorgasbord

TMF: Carriers at Ease With the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/18/2011

Service providers are past the point of questioning the value of cloud services, says TM Forum hot shot Martin Creaner

Rumor Redux: iPhone 4S Gets Faster 3G, Not LTE
Jonestown | 5/17/2011

6:15 PM Does the anticipated 'S'-prefix stand for 'stopgap' while we wait for the real 4G iPhone?

Bridging Cable's Tablet Gap
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/17/2011

If tablets and connected TVs someday make set-tops disappear, cable must be careful that its ITV ecosystem doesn't vanish along with it

Sprint CEO: More LTE Info Coming This Summer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2011

Sprint CEO confirms talks with Clearwire about network sharing but says that an announcement about future 4G plans will wait until summer

Verizon VoD Claims Challenged in Court
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/17/2011

Elsewhere: Cox expands wireless rollout and Time Warner invests in BlackArrow

Quigley Dragged Into Costa Rica Scandal
AsiaBlog | 5/17/2011

11:00 AM -- Former AlcaLu exec Mike Quigley linked to Costa Rica bribery affair

Euro Giants Demand LTE Device Support
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2011

Major European operators join forces to encourage LTE device support for 1800MHz spectrum

Netflix: The Internet's US Traffic King
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/17/2011

Netflix is now the largest source of Internet traffic in North America, according to Sandvine's latest tally of service provider data

Juniper, Cisco Share Comcast's MetroE Spoils
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/17/2011

Ciena is also getting a slice of the vendor action as Comcast rolls out Ethernet capabilities to target mid-sized businesses

Euronews: Vodafone Hit by Charges
News Analysis | 5/17/2011

Vodafone reveals full-year figures, Samsung launches LTE initiative and Etisalat is promised a royalties reprieve in today's digest

Vodafone Deepens Ties With Verizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/17/2011

As its full-year profit is hit by charges, Vodafone announces a deeper relationship with Verizon Wireless

IPv6 Day Could Stress-Test Small ISPs
News Analysis | 5/17/2011

World IPv6 Day could swamp unprepared customer service centers as test reveals 'broken' IPv6 connections

FAA Warns on LightSquared GPS Tests in Nevada
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2011

While AT&T questions the entire wholesale model offered by 4G startups like LightSquared and Clearwire

Verizon Charges Up 2nd LTE Smartphone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2011

Delayed Samsung Charge makes a weekend debut as Verizon's next 4G smartphone

Nokia Dumps Ovi Brand Name
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2011

Finnish company rebrands its services strategy to just plain 'Nokia,' as talks of a Microsoft acquisition escalate

How Deep Will Cisco Cut?
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/16/2011

Also: Comcast lights up MetroE, Netflix gets Miramax flicks, DirecTV preps premium TV play, FCC-er's Comcastic move draws critics

Startup Brews an LTE Small Cell Storm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2011

It's more base stations on lampposts for LTE, but has this startup cracked the small cell management nut?

Dish Network CEO Resigns
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/16/2011

Ergen stays as chairman, but Joseph Clayton is set to become president and CEO as the satellite TV giant continues to reinvent itself

T-Mobile Outsources Its M2M Strategy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2011

Carrier's M2M chief takes the team and all of T-Mobile's M2M operations to aggregator and longtime partner Raco Wireless

Euronews: Vodafone Gets Smart
News Analysis | 5/16/2011

Vodafone's mass-market smartphone, an optical IPO, French LTE and a look at Azerbaijan in today's roundup of news snippets

Transmode Unveils IPO
News Analysis | 5/16/2011

Transmode to list in Stockholm in a move that values the Swedish transport equipment vendor at up to $241M

Interop 2011: Slide Show
LRTV Documentaries | 5/14/2011

Here's a quick music slide show recapping our coverage at Interop 2011 and the Cloud Carrier Forum

Ethernet Europe 2011: Where's the Innovation?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/13/2011

Many service provider experts are disappointed by the lack of technology innovation on the Ethernet front

The Pirate Bay Saga
The Bauminator | 5/13/2011

1:30 PM Comcast was wrongly blamed for blocking the file-sharing site, so who was at fault?

OS Watch: Google Unleashes Its Chromebooks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2011

It's all about Google as it unleashes its first Chromebooks, updates Android, overtakes RIM in the US, and struggles to gain enterprise acceptance

Google Chromebooks & Me
Craig's A-List | 5/13/2011

1:00 PM It's not a life-changer for everyone, but a Chromebook can be a fun and even useful toy

DT Execs Offer Original Duet
EuroBlog | 5/13/2011

12:00 PM Deutsche Telekom's CTO and CIO prep joint presentation on the future of telcos

Netflix Streams to (Some) Androids
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/13/2011

Elsewhere: Hulu nears deal with Big Four networks, Time Warner invests in set-top data firm, Cablevision fires at Qwest

Broadcom's Ethernet Club Revealed (Sort of)
News Analysis | 5/13/2011

Ever hear the statement that 'everybody' is using merchant Ethernet chips? Here's a partial list of 'everybody'

CableOne Tries Out Overage Fees
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/13/2011

Another sign of usage-based billing coming to the US, as a Tier 2 MSO follows AT&T's lead

US Wireless Q1 Scorecard
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2011

Light Reading Mobile breaks down the key metrics for US wireless operators during the most recently reported quarter

Analyzing a Busy Week for Microsoft
Research Rewind | 5/13/2011

This week: Windows Phone, Skype, mobile social networks in AME, Ethernet Over Wavelength, Packet-Optical Transport Evolution, connected TVs

Euronews: Telefonica Grooves to the Latin Beat
News Analysis | 5/13/2011

Domestic problems fail to suppress growth at Telefonica and Vivendi while UK regulator Ofcom anticipates a small cell boom with LTE

LatAm Saves Telefonica in Q1
News Analysis | 5/13/2011

The Spanish giant's revenues increase thanks mostly to growth in Latin America, but domestic issues prevail and its profits are shrinking

7 Truths About Cloud Computing
News Analysis | 5/12/2011

Gleaned from hours of discussion at Interop, here are the big cloud trends influencing service providers

Pace Snatches Moto's Set-Top Crown
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/12/2011

Strong sales to Comcast helped Pace vault past Motorola in 2010 set-top box shipments

Juniper's Mike Marcellin: Managing the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 5/12/2011

Running a cloud isn't going to be all that easy, as the recent Amazon outage showed

Interop 2011: Show Photos
Slide Shows | 5/12/2011

Our Interop pic story features big boxes, exclusive booth access and some helpful tips on surviving the world's most vibrant enterprise tech show in Las Vegas

Intel to Cut Its Stake in Clearwire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2011

Chipmaker plans to shed some of its stake in Clearwire as the wholesale WiMax provider mulls a transition to LTE

Google Spruces Up Its TV Interface
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/12/2011

Elsewhere: Comcast Hires FCC Commissioner, Cable's Canoe sets VoD ad plans, and Cox flips on more SDV

Huawei Ups UK Spending Plan
EuroBlog | 5/12/2011

9:45 AM Good news for suppliers in UK and Ireland

ZTE Jabs Back at Huawei
AsiaBlog | 5/12/2011

9:15 AM ZTE retaliates following injunction

Q&A: Bamboom's Chet Kanojia
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/12/2011

The guy who sold Navic to Microsoft is now in charge of a startup that could prove popular with cord-cutters and help break retrans logjams

BT Gets Bullish
News Analysis | 5/12/2011

With many of its lingering financial problems sorted out, BT is expecting a rise in earnings during the next few years

Euronews: BT Back on Track
News Analysis | 5/12/2011

BT reports full-year results, Huawei versus ZTE reaches Germany, and DT's chief says he'll walk away from more major M&A in today's roundup

Verizon's Chris Gesell: Embracing the Cloud
LRTV Interviews | 5/12/2011

With a title like chief cloud strategist, you figure Chris Gesell has to know something about moving enterprises to the cloud

Location Data Hearings: Privacy on Parade
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2011

Congressional hearings on what location data gets stored on your smartphone and how it gets used could lead to new mobile privacy laws

Is TiVo's Cable Stance Softening?
The Bauminator | 5/11/2011

6:00 PM TiVo says retail deal with Comcast is a positive step, but is it enough to adjust TiVo's attitude on the FCC's AllVid initiative?

Cisco Preps for Layoffs
News Analysis | 5/11/2011

Staff will be told the plan by the end of the summer, as Cisco tries to prune the branches and refocus the business

Cisco's Profits Shrink in Q3
News Analysis | 5/11/2011

The numbers beat expectations but didn't beat the 3Q 2010 mark

How Much Will AT&T Divest for T-Mobile?
Que Sera Sarah | 5/11/2011

4:05 PM Assuming AT&T's T-Mobile buy isn't blocked, the carrier will have to divest assets – maybe more than it originally thought

Huawei Granted Injunction Against ZTE
EuroBlog | 5/11/2011

2:25 PM In the patent punch-up, it's round one to Huawei

AT&T Takes the Oath on T-Mobile Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2011

US Senators tried to pin down AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson on concessions it will make if its acquisition of T-Mobile is approved

Survey: Telcos Long for SPIT Standards
News Analysis | 5/11/2011

Service provider IT (SPIT) executives believe industry standards in the OSS and BSS sectors would make life easier and help cut costs

Synchronization Still a Mobile Backhaul Challenge
Mobile Backhaul News Analysis | 5/11/2011

New Light Reading Briefing Center will track industry progress toward deploying 1588v2 standard to scale

Invidi Sues Cablevision, Visible World
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/11/2011

Elsewhere: Cox flips on more SDV, Shaw rolls six-tuner Moxi DVRs, HBO Go does 1 million downloads

TI Muscles In on Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2011

Femto firm Ubiquisys teams with Texas Instruments to develop metro small cells to boost capacity in 3G and LTE networks

AllVid Starting to Look App-Tastic
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/11/2011

The FCC is chewing on an 'open' API approach for retail video devices that could supplant its vision for net-agnostic gateways and adapters

Verizon Biz Supports 'Bring Your Own Device'
News Analysis | 5/11/2011

New security and mobile OS support enables enterprises to let their workers access business applications on their personal handsets

Euronews: Ericsson to Manage German Network
News Analysis | 5/11/2011

Ericsson gets a German gig, Telekom Austria records a Q1 net loss and Denmark's TDC buys a mobile operator in today's regional roundup

Characteristics of Cloud Computing
LRTV Documentaries | 5/11/2011

Heavy Reading's Ari Banerjee describes the defining characteristics of a true cloud computing environment

Embracing Cloud Culture
LRTV Documentaries | 5/11/2011

Heavy Reading's Ari Banerjee outlines the three categories of cloud services and how corporate cultures must change when cloud services are introduced

Why Telcos Should Become Cloud Providers
LRTV Documentaries | 5/11/2011

Heavy Reading's Ari Banerjee explains why telcos should take their network and data center assets and embrace cloud services

Microsoft Surfs the Mobile M&A Wave
Jonestown | 5/10/2011

4:25 PM What will be hot in the latest round of mobile technology buyouts?

Google Compels Operators to Ease Fragmentation
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/10/2011

Tier 1 operators and handset makers agree to adopt Android guidelines that will speed OS update times

Microsoft to Monetize Skype With Video Ads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/10/2011

Skype sees video ads as one of the biggest opportunities for monetizing chat, and Microsoft plans to provide the man power to make them happen

Microsoft Plans a WP7 Skype Soiree
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/10/2011

Microsoft's purchase of Skype gives its OS a voice and video chat platform that will help it compete, if its operator partners are open to it

AT&T Plunges $1B More Into the Enterprise
News Analysis | 5/10/2011

This time around, AT&T's earmarks cash for cloud services, mobile apps and devices and – a new one – the health-care industry

Why Mobile Operators Like Skype
Wireless Bits | 5/10/2011

11:40 AM For now, it's all about acquiring more smartphone users

Cox Boots Up TV Everywhere Site
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/10/2011

MSO's TV Online portal starts up with a library of between 15,000 and 20,000 titles from networks such as HBO, TNT and ABC

Japan Quake Shakes Pace
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/10/2011

Elsewhere: Cox rolls TV Everywhere site, Charter expands ITV footprint, WatchESPN gets it on with Android, and YouTube expands movie slate

Why Cloud Computing?
LRTV Documentaries | 5/10/2011

Heavy Reading's Ari Banerjee plainly states why everyone's so interested in cloud computing

Microsoft to Buy Skype for $8.5B
News Analysis | 5/10/2011

Software giant sees Skype as a key bolt-on to its real-time applications offering

Microsoft + Skype + Nokia?
Wireless Bits | 5/10/2011

7:00 AM If Microsoft splashes $8B on Skype, how will that affect Nokia?

Huawei's Trojan Horse
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/10/2011

Huawei's deal to replace Ericsson and NSN in a major UK network could lead to further significant business around Europe

Extreme Goes Big on Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/10/2011

A new wave of Ethernet switches is on the way, and Extreme puts in its bid to stay ahead of them all

A Straight Look at BT's Vertical Clouds
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2011

BT's Scott Cain discusses his company's approach to cloud computing, the challenges it faces in bridging the chasm between IT and network groups and what investments might come from the surge in cloud computing's popularity

Verizon's Mike Millegan: A Cloud Evolution
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2011

Mike Millegan, president of Verizon Global Wholesale, argues that Verizon's cloud services are different from the 'commodity clouds' made popular by Internet players

Clouds Need More Than SLAs
LRTV Interviews | 5/10/2011

Mark Thiele of ServiceMesh talks about why service-level agreements aren't enough and why Amazon's cloud doesn't fit all

Juniper's QFabric Man Defects to Cisco
News Analysis | 5/10/2011

David Yen, who's led Juniper's data-center fabric project, will now do the same for the other side. Also: remember the Nuova guys?

Happy Snaps: Carrier Cloud Forum 2011
Slide Shows | 5/9/2011

The one-day conference is almost over, but before we head for the tables, here are a few snapshots from the day's proceedings

Cloudscaling's Bias: Telcos Show Cloudy Thinking
LRTV Interviews | 5/9/2011

Cloudscaling CTO Randy Bias says telcos should take a more Internet-centric approach to cloud computing by using commodity hardware and getting to market quickly

Dish Turns a Triple-Play
The Bauminator | 5/9/2011

6:00 PM -- Heads up, Comcast: Charlie Ergen and co. are getting ready to turn to the next chapter in Dish's re-transformation story

A Peek at Packet-Optical Transport Evolution
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/9/2011

Take a look at the hot topics we'll discuss at our annual Packet-Optical Transport Evolution conference

Interop Watch: Talking OpenFlow & 100G
News Analysis | 5/9/2011

A couple of popular topics are going to grab the headlines as Interop commences, with next-generation switching leading the way

Mobile Baseband Market Couples Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Chipset makers are pairing the applications processor with the baseband processor, but is this a match made in heaven?

Comcast, TiVo Strike Retail Deal
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/9/2011

TiVo Premiere DVRs to offer MSO's 25,000-title VoD library in select markets, but is it enough to slow down the FCC's AllVid movement?

Nvidia Targets Qualcomm With Icera Buy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Chipmaker Nvidia acquires baseband processor company Icera to build an integrated offering and ward off competition from Qualcomm in the core

Netflix Could Pay Big for Starz Renewal
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Elsewhere: Comcast launches 3G/4G hotspots, Dish to launch DSL service, TiVo Premiere to gain access to Comcast's VoD vault

AT&T Is Most Valuable Telecom Brand
News Analysis | 5/9/2011

New global brand value ranking puts AT&T at top of telecom pile and as seventh most valuable global brand overall

Going Gaga Over OTT
OTT Video News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Internet video is reshaping networks, federal policies and careers in telecom, so let's take a closer look

Cyan Aiming High With Management Play
News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Company drops "optics" from its name and annnounces a broader focus on network planning and management software and services

LTE in China
LRTV Interviews | 5/9/2011

Heavy Reading Senior Consultant Berge Ayvazian discusses LTE in China and analyses the impact of China Mobile's LTE TDD plans in relation to broader LTE TDD developments in the Asia/Pacific region

Euronews: Huawei Breaks New British Ground
News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Huawei wins its first major mobile infrastructure contract in UK and Samsung knocks Nokia off its Euro perch in today's headline roundup

Huawei Lands First UK Mobile Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Huawei has announced a mobile infrastructure contract with Everything Everywhere in the UK

Photos: Dish Network's Retailer Summit
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/9/2011

Dish rolled out the red carpet for its retail partners in Denver last week

Dish Makes Its Adaptive Streaming Move
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/6/2011

Dish will start using tech acquired from Move Networks to stream video to IP-connected set-tops in June, with support for PCs coming next

San Francisco Avoids Cloud Overload
News Analysis | 5/6/2011

They could have had two big cloud events in the same week. Call it a perfect storm

Why OpenFlow Isn't Like Active Networking
News Analysis | 5/6/2011

Get used to hearing about the common control plane for switches and routers, because the cloud has made OpenFlow all the rage

Telefonica's Tablet Fever
Wireless Bits | 5/6/2011

1:30 PM With tablets like ZTE's new Light Pro, this could be contagious

Will Connected TVs Disconnect IPTV Providers?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/6/2011

Connected TVs clearly will have an impact on the pay-TV world, and on IPTV in particular

Bye Bye, Bresnan
How IOCee It | 5/6/2011

11:55 AM Cablevision retires the Bresnan name

Netflix to Rescue Cancelled TV Series
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/6/2011

Elsewhere: Rovi buys engineering firm DigiForge, Facebook pays users to watch video ads and TiVo expects windfall from patent litigation

Telcordia Acquired?
Rumors | 5/6/2011

T-Mobile Suffers in Competitive US Wireless Biz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/6/2011

Competition in the US had a negative effect on T-Mobile in Q1, but provided support for Deutsche Telekom's sale of the unit to AT&T

DT's Cloudy Silver Lining
EuroBlog | 5/6/2011

9:45 AM T-Systems was the star in DT's dismal Q1

The Dwindling Case for Saving TDM
TDM Replacement News Analysis | 5/6/2011

Dwindling spares, retiring talent and higher power costs all make aging TDM switches an increasingly risky proposition

Converged & Connected: A Vision of the Near Future
Research Rewind | 5/6/2011

This week: converged multiservice access platform (CMAP); connected TVs; IPTV; preview of new reports from Pyramid Research

Back to School
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 5/6/2011

8:00 AM SCTE chief Mark Dzuban discusses the results of the Society's new Ivy League exec education program

Deutsche Telekom Shrinks in Q1
News Analysis | 5/6/2011

Achtung! Everything's dipping on the German giant's Q1 financial report

Euronews: May 6
News Analysis | 5/6/2011

AlcaLu's recovery continues, DT's on the slide and it's carnage in Greece in today's Euro telecom news kebab

AlcaLu Recovery Continues in Q1
News Analysis | 5/6/2011

Alcatel-Lucent reports an uptick in revenues for the first quarter of 2011 and nearly waves goodbye to its net losses

Canada Sets Its Broadband Bar
The Bauminator | 5/5/2011

5:45 PM Regulator launches a toothless policy to have 5Mbit/s downstream speeds and 1Mbit/s upstream across Canada by 2015

AT&T Gets Its Fastest Smartphone Yet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2011

Samsung Infuse will launch next week on AT&T's HSPA+ network, promising to be the carrier's largest, thinnest, fastest smartphone yet

Tablets & TV
EuroBlog | 5/5/2011

3:25 PM Key developments from Telefonica and Alcatel-Lucent

Qwest Markets Not Getting IPTV – Yet
News Analysis | 5/5/2011

CenturyLink execs will decide by mid-year whether to expand the Prism IPTV offering to new markets

Brooklyn on Deck for Cablevision's Network DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/5/2011

MSO ready to extend the reach of its 'DVR Plus' service and prepares to retire the Bresnan brand out West and roll in its 'Optimum' brand

Patent Firm Wants In on Nortel Auction
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2011

RPX Corp joins RIM and Google as potential bidders for Nortel's patents, which are getting pricier as they get more hotly contested

CenturyLink Earnings Up, But Headed Down?
News Analysis | 5/5/2011

Carrier announces Q1 results that exceed estimates and build broadband bulk, but the rest of 2011 won't be as sunny

DirecTV Rakes In US Subs in Q1
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/5/2011

Elsewhere: Facebook eyes Skype, Liberty Global's subs spike in Western Europe, and survey says TiVo can spice up sex lives

Cisco Cuts Down on Councils
News Analysis | 5/5/2011

Many investors seem to despise the councils-and-boards structure, but Cisco's reorg won't do away with it entirely

Cablevision Revenues, Profits Pop in Q1
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/5/2011

MSO lost 8,000 video subscribers in Q1, but offset that by adding more high-speed Internet and voice customers

Euronews: May 5
News Analysis | 5/5/2011

Nokia's Ollila prepares to step down, ZTE makes good with Telenor, UPC reveals Q1 growth and AlcaLu gets active in today's Euro news potpourri

Clearwire Says It Won't Sell Spectrum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2011

Thanks to its $1B deal with Sprint, Clearwire plans to hold on to its valuable spectrum and look at other near-term funding options

Leap Hopes Music Will Muve It Nationwide
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2011

The Muve music service is paying off for Leap, which sees a chance to attract more retail attention nationwide

100GE Service-Enabling Architectures
LRTV Documentaries | 5/4/2011

Service providers tackle a variety of new technology challenges such as using existing fiber to provide higher-capacity networks

Clearwire Posts Q1 Loss
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2011

Revenues were well up from a year ago, but so were losses

Leap Makes Gains But Reports Q1 Loss
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2011

Regional CDMA carrier gains subscribers and decreases churn, but the cost of upgrading consumers to smartphones causes an operating loss

ATCA Marriage Built on Hot Stuff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2011

RadiSys's planned $120M acquisition of Continuous Computing will take the ATCA vendor into fast-growing mobile network technologies

When Will Comcast's Move Up-Market Pay Off?
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/4/2011

The MSO bought a CLEC to get into the mid-sized commercial services market, but the bulk of segment revenues still come from small firms

Carriers Can't Take the Credit
Que Sera Sarah | 5/4/2011

12:45 PM AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile are scaling back their NFC joint venture, giving away their one competitive differentiator

Netflix CEO: We Don't Want War With Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/4/2011

Elsewhere: Disney and Starz sue Dish, VoD ad initiative gets more backers, Verizon expands FiOS footprint

M&A Move Puts ATCA in the Spotlight
News Analysis | 5/4/2011

As ATCA systems market enters massive growth phase, Radisys acquires Continuous Computing in deal valued at up to $120M

10 Ways to Mind the Mobile Data Cap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2011

It's only a matter of time before mobile data caps are the norm. Here's how you can stay under the cap and avoid a blockbuster bill

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

It's a fiscal first-quarter fest in today's Euronews courtesy of TDC, Telenor, Swisscom and Iliad. Plus: Free tablets from Telefonica!

Comcast Offsets Video Pains With Broadband Gains
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/3/2011

Comcast slowed the video bleeding a bit as its commercial services unit saw revenues pop almost 50%

Charter to Wrap Docsis 3.0, SDV Upgrades in '11
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/3/2011

MSO is laying the foundation for new residential tiers, but sees commercial services as an $8.5B revenue opportunity

Brocade Develops a Cloud Complex
News Analysis | 5/3/2011

Details of the company's cloud strategy suggest Brocade is trying to be the opposite of Cisco's data-center fabric

Who Will Bid for Insight Communications?
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/3/2011

Elsewhere: Charter video revenues dip, Cablevision hawks 'ultimate' triple-play, Moto gives cable's upstream a big boost, US TV homes drop 2%

MetroPCS Seeks 'LTE for All' Spectrum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/3/2011

MetroPCS is looking for spectrum acquisition opportunities and says smartphone prices must come down for LTE to take off

Moto Goes Outside for Cable Wi-Fi Help
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/3/2011

When Moto Mobility sought out a wireless tech partner for the cable market, BelAir – not Moto Solutions – proved the best option

SK Telecom Spends Big on Mobile Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/3/2011

South Korea's largest mobile operator to make record network investment in expanding 3G capacity and accelerating LTE rollout

BlackBerry: The Mullet of Mobility
Que Sera Sarah | 5/3/2011

8:00 AM RIM plays up its social media success and tries to position BlackBerry as the smartphone that bridges the gap between work and play

Euronews: May 3
News Analysis | 5/3/2011

France Telecom dips, Infineon raises its forecast and KPN buys a cable operator in today's helping of European telecom news headlines

Police Raid Google Offices
AsiaBlog | 5/3/2011

6:05 AM Privacy concerns prompt South Korean police to raid Google offices

Cloud Watch: Amazon Explains Its Outage
News Analysis | 5/2/2011

The aftermath of the day Amazon's lights went out; more clues about Apple's theoretical cloud service

Dish Can't Match Netflix
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/2/2011

Whatever Dish does with Blockbuster, it probably won't threaten Netflix's 'insurmountable' streaming video lead, Charlie Ergen says

RIM's BlackBerry Evolution Fails to Impress
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/2/2011

The BlackBerry maker introduces a new Bold smartphone, the latest version of its OS, new PlayBook apps and more enterprise support

AT&T Enforces Broadband Caps
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/2/2011

Elsewhere: Brightcove wins broad Internet video patent, NFL eyes mobile video deals, Wall Street reacts to Dish-TiVo pact, KPN buys Dutch MSO

Boingo Expected to IPO This Week
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/2/2011

One of the last remaining independent Wi-Fi hot-spot providers plots $75M IPO this week

Aurora Networks Buys Into Docsis, Cable IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/2/2011

GoBackTV is the first acquisition for Aurora Networks, and the optical transport vendor hints that there may be more to come

Dish, EchoStar to Pay TiVo $500M to Settle Suit
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/2/2011

Charlie Ergen & Co. will pay up to license TiVo's Time Warp patent, but Dish avoids having to disable millions of DVRs

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News Analysis | 5/1/2011

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