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Cloud Is Everything
Rewired | 9/30/2010

11:45 PM Network-based offerings are at the heart of Verizon Business's core IT strategy

CableCARD Update
The Bauminator | 9/30/2010

3:40 PM The score: 22.7M operator-supplied CableCARD set-tops, 531,000 CableCARDs in retail devices

Leading Lights: Best Deal Maker
Craig's A-List | 9/30/2010

2:20 PM There's no shortage of companies trying to make monumental moves

What's Really Behind Clearwire's Board Reshuffling?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2010

Sprint's Clearwire board members resign, citing antitrust concerns, but there are more reasons for concern for the 4G providers

Leading Lights Finalists: Cable Products
The Bauminator | 9/30/2010

11:40 AM Who made the list and why, as well as a few that almost broke through

India's S Tel Eases Toward 3G Launch
News Analysis | 9/30/2010

Unlike other 3G spectrum winners in India, S Tel isn't feeling pressured into a quick launch, with plans to debut services in mid-2011

BT Preps 'Landmark' FTTC Investment
News Analysis | 9/30/2010

That's fiber to the countryside... UK incumbent unveils £132M rural broadband plan that involves laying 130,000 kilometers of fiber

Google Store Reopens
Que Sera Sarah | 9/30/2010

11:00 AM This time with love for the carriers, but only those with the purest of Android phones

CENX Adds Cable Cred
The Bauminator | 9/30/2010

10:35 AM Cox Business Services joins the CENX roster

Apple TV Arrives
Contentinople | 9/30/2010

9:30 AM But reviews say it's not a cable killer

Can Vidtel Beat Cisco to Consumer Video?
News Analysis | 9/30/2010

Two-year-old private company offers cloud-based video services that connect endpoints from multiple vendors, for as low as $40 a month

Ethernet Expo Nearly Sold Out
Ethernet Exposed | 9/30/2010

7:30 AM A record number of nearly 70 companies and organizations are participating in this year’s Expo in NYC

Net Neutrality Bill Is DOA
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/30/2010

FCC reclassification of broadband is in play again after Waxman kills a bill that would have blocked a move to Title II

Euronews: Sept. 30
News Analysis | 9/30/2010

Nokia, ZTE, Telenor, and a couple of Middle Eastern giants feature in today's regional news roundup

Is Concurrent Vulnerable to a Takeover?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2010

Big investor urges VoD firm to stop hoarding cash and to buy back shares before someone swoops in and buys the company on the cheap

Genachowski: A Martin or a Powell?
Rewired | 9/29/2010

5:50 PM Which former FCC chairman will the current one end up most resembling based on his actions and inactions?

Virgin's Business Broadband Broadside
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/29/2010

UK cable player Virgin Media flicks the Vs at its rivals with a super-fast but simple fiber-based symmetrical broadband offer

Carrier Ethernet Switch/Router Market Grows
Ethernet Exposed | 9/29/2010

3:20 PM According to Heavy Reading’s latest research, the global carrier Ethernet switch/router market grew 14% year-over-year

Juniper, Lehman & OS Frag Wars
Craig's A-List | 9/29/2010

2:25 PM CEO Kevin Johnson remembers the good old days (of 2008); why Nokia could be the OS kingmaker

MetroPCS Saddles Up LTE in Dallas
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/29/2010

MetroPCS launches second-ever LTE market in the US with Ericsson providing the infrastructure

Aircel Earmarks $500M for 3G
News Analysis | 9/29/2010

Aircel plans to spend $500 million on its 3G network in the first 12 months of rollout and will announce its vendor suppliers imminently

Leading Lights Finalists: Public Company of the Year
The Philter | 9/29/2010

8:00 AM Here are some thoughts on why we selected this group of finalists for Public Company of the Year

UK Giant Eyes LTE in Vendor Review
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/29/2010

UK joint venture Everything Everywhere is reviewing its network equipment suppliers, with LTE support a key criterion

Is Your Processor a Jet Engine?
Craig's A-List | 9/29/2010

6:00 AM And if so, does it need the software to match?

Euronews: Sept. 29
News Analysis | 9/29/2010

Virgin Media's business broadband broadside and European ICT R&D investment head the European news queue

The Tablet Tide Starts to Rise
Jonestown | 9/28/2010

7:00 PM Video is probably the key to moving beyond the novelty phase

TiVo, Roku Hook Up Hulu Plus
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/28/2010

TiVo and Roku dive deeper into the premium TV world, while competitors like Boxee are still on the Hulu sidelines

CTIA: Business Is in the Air
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2010

The CTIA will roll up its sleeves and get down to business at next week's Enterprise & IT show in San Francisco

ZTE Fills Out Its 100G
AsiaBlog | 9/28/2010

3:15 PM Chinese vendor presents an integrated 100Gbit/s portfolio

Amazon Plans App Store
Contentinople | 9/28/2010

11:40 AM Online retail giant reportedly has its own Android app store in the works

Leading Lights: Cable Service Finalists
The Bauminator | 9/28/2010

11:00 AM A quick rundown of who made the cut, and why

RIP Paul Bonenfant
The Philter | 9/28/2010

10:30 AM Top optical analyst and industry vet passes on

Everything Everywhere Does Femtos
Wireless Bits | 9/28/2010

9:55 AM So the UK now has two femto services

Finisar's Broadway Dabbled in WDM-PON
News Analysis | 9/28/2010

That was Broadway Networks' first plan, but it was the startup's EPON/GPON transceivers that lured Finisar

Draft Net Neutrality Bill Would Limit FCC Power
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/28/2010

Proposed bill outlines a 'legislative framework' that would prevent the FCC from reclassifying broadband as a full-blown Title II service

UK Mobile Giant Flexes Its Muscle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2010

Joint venture mobile operator Everything Everywhere outlines its growth plans, though points to the pain of shrinking ARPU and a recalculation of its customer base

Optical Works of Genius
Craig's A-List | 9/28/2010

8:50 AM The 2010 MacArthur grants include an optical facet this time

Euronews: Sept. 28
News Analysis | 9/28/2010

Vodafone's 360 architect quits, while giant UK mobile joint venture sees its sales slide

Telstra Bulks Up for M2M Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2010

Telstra looks to streamline and scale its M2M operations with a new Web-based, self-service portal from Jasper Wireless

Cisco Hires the Doobies
Craig's A-List | 9/27/2010

6:00 PM Because nothing says 'The 70s' like telepresence

Page From RIM's PlayBook
Que Sera Sarah | 9/27/2010

5:50 PM RIM announced its iPad competitor today

Juniper Likes IBM/Blade
Craig's A-List | 9/27/2010

5:30 PM IBM gets a step closer to partners' turf, not that that's cause for concern

Occam Shareholder Group Opposes Calix Merger
News Analysis | 9/27/2010

Shareholders controlling nearly 20% of Occam's stock say Calix's offer doesn't approach what the company's really worth

Juniper Revs Marketing Machine
Craig's A-List | 9/27/2010

4:40 PM Sometimes, it's important to talk the talk

The Prescience of John Sie
The Bauminator | 9/27/2010

4:05 PM So, cable wants to offer movies for a premium price? Starz founder and cable visionary predicted it six years ago

M&A Fires Up the SPIT Sector
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/27/2010

The service provider IT sector has seen some major M&A activity recently, highlighted by IBM's aggressive moves

Alliance Gives Orange's Cloud an Edge
EuroBlog | 9/27/2010

1:30 PM Cloud partnership puts Orange Business Services ahead of rivals, says analyst

TeliaSonera Blazes LTE Trail of Tiers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2010

Swedes can say so long to discounted LTE services as TeliaSonera introduces new tiered mobile data price plans

Cable Subs Don't Heart the Tuning Adapter
The Bauminator | 9/27/2010

12:45 PM TiVo survey tosses some raw meat at the FCC as it prepares to tee up some new CableCARD rules

Orange, Cisco, et al. Forge Cloud Alliance
News Analysis | 9/27/2010

Orange Business Services teams up with Cisco, VMware, and EMC for a cloud-computing business alliance

Does HFC Have Plenty of Legs Left?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/27/2010

MSOs can squeeze another decade out of their hybrid fiber/coax nets using node splits and an upstream-fattening 'mid-split,' Moto says

Leading Lights: Mobile Services/Apps Finalists
Que Sera Sarah | 9/27/2010

NOON Here's who made the mobile shortlist, and why

AlcaLu Gets Cheeky With Patent
EuroBlog | 9/27/2010

11:10 AM Files patent related to its 'bottoms up' approach to managed services

Netflix's Streaming Battle
Contentinople | 9/27/2010

9:25 AM Now that it's conquered DVDs, Netflix faces an uphill battle in the streaming video market

Video Streams, Carriers Scream
Que Sera Sarah | 9/27/2010

8:00 AM Video streaming saw a 92 percent increase in the first half of the year, Allot says

Mu Makes Breakthrough at Chunghwa
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2010

Test vendor Mu Dynamics nabs Chunghwa Telecom Labs as the first carrier customer for its services replication and security testing platform

Tower Firm Plans IPO
AsiaBlog | 9/27/2010

7:20 AM Indonesian passive infrastructure operator heads for the public market

Euronews: Sept. 27
News Analysis | 9/27/2010

Ericsson snatches another piece of Nortel, Eastern Europe shows the way with FTTH, and Apple's in the clear

Ericsson Buys Another Piece of Nortel
News Analysis | 9/25/2010

Snaps up Nortel's multiservice switch business for $65 million to support CDMA and GSM assets acquired earlier

Clearwire & T-Mobile Still Talking
Jonestown | 9/24/2010

6:15 PM Could T-Mobile kick-start a personal hotspot business using Clearwire's network as a giant WiMax off-loading device?

Leading Lights: Telecom Product Finalists
Craig's A-List | 9/24/2010

5:15 PM Here's who made the shortlist, and why

It's On: Verizon-Cablevision Patent Spat Heats Up
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/24/2010

Dispute over set-top software is gathering steam after the telco and MSO apparently failed to reach a settlement

OS Watch: Facebook Phones It In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/24/2010

Facebook seeks shades of mobile integration, RIM mulls a new OS, and Nokia gets a win. Plus more OS remarks

FCC Opens Up TV White Spaces
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/24/2010

Microsoft and Google among the big winners as FCC paves the way for mobile broadband in unlicensed portions of the TV spectrum

Zucker Leaving NBC
The Bauminator | 9/24/2010

12:50 PM Jeff Zucker, as anticipated, will be leaving 30 Rock behind when Comcast takes over NBCU UPDATED 9/27

Verizon's Green Credentials
LRTV Interviews | 9/24/2010

Chuck Graff, director of corporate networks and technology at Verizon Communications, tells Light Reading's Carol Wilson that it's still early days for the green networks initiative in the US, and explains how his company is setting a green example

FTTH Strategies Need Revamp, Says Analyst
News Analysis | 9/24/2010

Instead of selling premium services at premium prices, telcos should keep prices low, boost take rates, and add new features free, reckons analyst

ITV to Shine at CTAM Confab
Contentinople | 9/24/2010

7:50 AM Cable tech will get the pole position at next month's CTAM Summit in New Orleans

Photos & Recap: Green Broadband 2010
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/24/2010

Operators are slowly but surely heading toward greener pastures, but they still need some savings assurance before turning plans into action

Euronews: Sept. 24
News Analysis | 9/24/2010

British billing specialist Intec Telecom, Italian VoIP systems vendor Italtel, and Google lead the European news charge today

CSG to Buy Intec for £237M
News Analysis | 9/24/2010

CSG to bolster its billing capabilities, customer base, and international reach with the acquisition of struggling Intec

Juniper's Software Plan
Craig's A-List | 9/23/2010

6:00 PM A timetable for Junos Space and friends

FCC Sets CableCARD Vote
The Bauminator | 9/23/2010

5:50 PM Will TiVo's 'IP backchannel' proposal for switched digital video make the cut?

Concurrent Buys Over-the-Top Shop
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2010

Concurrent looks to advance its TV Everywhere ambitions by purchasing the assets of startup TellyTopia

Leading Lights: Telecom Services Finalists
EuroBlog | 9/23/2010

2:30 PM The Leading Lights Awards shortlists have been published – here's who's in the telecom services category, and why

Juniper's 100G Edge
Craig's A-List | 9/23/2010

2:00 PM The MX 3D routers will have their 100G cards soon

Cox Boots Up Its Bandwidth Meter
The Bauminator | 9/23/2010

12:45 PM MSO debuts a modem meter in Florida to help subs keep tabs on their bandwidth consumption

The Zeugma Dilemma
Rewired | 9/23/2010

12:10 PM Sometimes being early to market with a good idea can be a bad thing

Comcast Tees Up TV Everywhere Relaunch
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/23/2010

CFO says Xfinity Online TV service emerges from beta sometime next month, and offers Comcast's latest view on Clearwire funding

Zeugma Goes ZZZZZ...
News Analysis | 9/23/2010

Promising Canadian startup attempted to blend DPI and access but apparently couldn't gain traction quickly enough

Searching for the Green Network ROI
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2010

Light Reading Mobile's Sarah Reedy talks to Heavy Reading senior analyst Alan Breznick about the elusive business case behind the deployment of more sustainable, environmentally friendly networks

Verizon Prods Apple on LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2010

Seidenberg urges Apple to 'get with the program,' adds that LTE will launch in 50 airports

Sprint Nextel's Green Philosophy
LRTV Interviews | 9/23/2010

Light Reading Mobile's Sarah Reedy chats to Sprint Nextel VP of network development and engineering Iyad Tarazi at the Green Broadband 2010 event in New York about the operator's network design philosophy

Nokia Set for Rebound in India
News Analysis | 9/23/2010

After losing market share in the face of increasing competition from international and local players, Nokia is on the rebound in India

Meet Juniper's Cartoon Killer
Craig's A-List | 9/23/2010

7:35 AM Lauren Flaherty ditched Juniper's cartoon campaign as part of a bigger overhaul

Verizon Adds Juniper to Managed Services Mix
News Analysis | 9/23/2010

After years of being a Cisco shop, Verizon is offering limited capabilities with Juniper SRX gear, and the promise of more

Cloud Watch: Oracle Steps In
News Analysis | 9/23/2010

It's Oracle's week and Oracle's show, and that means Larry Ellison can talk about the cloud his way

Euronews: Sept. 23
News Analysis | 9/23/2010

Telefónica ups the 3G ante, NSN has 40Gbit/s test success, and Ericsson hires a senior team member from HP

Shades of Greenness
Que Sera Sarah | 9/22/2010

6:00 PM Dan Jones and I are confused about what's green and what's garbage

Chips Start the Downslide
Craig's A-List | 9/22/2010

5:45 PM The cycle of supply-and-demand seems ready to tip towards too much supply

MetroPCS: The City Limits of 4G
Jonestown | 9/22/2010

5:30 PM Sarah Reedy and I discuss the early restrictions on the LTE ambitions of MetroPCS

TWC CEO: Reliance on Set-Tops Fading
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2010

STBs may never completely go away, but TV Everywhere plays and the shift of navigation apps to mobile devices may limit their importance

Tweaking the Tuning Adapter
The Bauminator | 9/22/2010

1:20 PM TiVo wants to teach much-maligned tuning adapters some new tricks

Videotron Opens the D3 Throttle
The Bauminator | 9/22/2010

11:40 AM MSO kicks off a capped, 120Mbit/s downstream tier just as Netflix launches an instant streaming service for Canada

Does Cisco Have the Fairest Video Server of All?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2010

Current Analysis says Cisco gear jumped ahead of Concurrent and Edgeware based on factors such as streaming density and versatility

Comcast God Box Also a Green Box
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2010

Cable operator's new CMAP box supports up to four times the narrowcast QAMs as existing gear in much less space and consumes 63% less power

100G Watch: Google Complains Again
News Analysis | 9/22/2010

At ECOC, Google continues to say it needs 100G now but adds that none of the standard modules is the right fit

Huawei Boasts 700-Mbit/s DSL
AsiaBlog | 9/22/2010

9:05 AM What the…?

Telefónica Cranks 3G to 42 Mbit/s
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2010

Telefónica will launch Spain's first dual-carrier HSPA+ network next month and target business customers with the new 3G service

Euronews: Sept. 22
News Analysis | 9/22/2010

NSN, Capgemini, France Telecom, and Google are the movers and shakers in today's European telecom news roundup

NCTA Prices TiVo's SDV Idea at $22M
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/21/2010

TiVo's IP backchannel proposal would cost $600 to $800 for every device now equipped with a tuning adapter, the group claims

LTE Starts Here
Jonestown | 9/21/2010

4:30 PM But with faster 3G arriving in the US too, do you care?

Finisar Goes on a Spree
Craig's A-List | 9/21/2010

2:15 PM In optical networking, in this economy, two investments count as a 'spree'

MetroPCS: Cord Cutting & Video Snacking
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2010

MetroPCS COO: New LTE markets will be up in the next couple of months and cheaper phones will arrive in the first half of 2011

Data Centers Work Hard to Be Cool
News Analysis | 9/21/2010

Data centers now house more efficient densely packed servers and IT gear that releases more heat, creating a green challenge

Cablevision Powers Up for ITV
The Bauminator | 9/21/2010

1:05 PM MSO is scaling up for interactive TV and getting its network DVR prepped with the help of Zodiac's 'PowerUp' framework

Applications Unbound: Can Telcos Learn to Dance?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/21/2010

Telcos must dive into open applications environments wholeheartedly, or risk being rendered obsolete

More 3G Action in India
AsiaBlog | 9/21/2010

11:40 AM Bharti unveils its 3G equipment suppliers

MetroPCS Beats Verizon to LTE in Sin City
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2010

MetroPCS launches LTE in Las Vegas with the world's first multi-mode LTE/CDMA smartphone

Europe's 'Digital Oxygen'
EuroBlog | 9/21/2010

11:10 AM EC intros measures to promote widespread high-speed broadband

MTS Splits Services Deal 3 Ways
AsiaBlog | 9/21/2010

10:25 AM Indian operator shares its managed services contracts, with ZTE taking a share of the spoils

Does Green Telecom Make Cents?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2010

There's a warm and fuzzy aura around going green, but network operators are still pondering the business case for it

Testing Cisco's Mobile Network, Part I
LRTV Interviews | 9/21/2010

What did we learn from EANTC's test of Cisco's all-IP mobile network? LR's Ray Le Maistre interviews Carsten Rossenhövel to find out

Nokia World: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 9/21/2010

Check out what was going on at Nokia World while the Finnish phone maker launched its smartphone fightback

Nokia N8 is Late
Wireless Bits | 9/21/2010

6:45 AM Deliveries delayed for the iPhone challenger hopeful

Euronews: Sept. 21
News Analysis | 9/21/2010

Italy, Austria, and the European Commission form the focus of today's Euro telecom news digest

About Us - Michelle Donegan
LRTV Soundbites | 9/21/2010

About Us - Michelle Donegan

About Us - Craig Matsumoto
LRTV Soundbites | 9/21/2010

About Us - Craig Matsumoto

Sprint: WiMax Is Greenest Network Yet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2010

Sprint started from scratch with WiMax to make it more energy efficient and it won't stop cutting carbon even as data demands grow

CableLabs Eyes a Super-Sized Upstream
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/20/2010

Sources say the org is starting to apply business models on how cable can fatten the upstream pipe and put 1 Gbit/s speeds in sight

Verizon Readies '4G' for December
LR Mobile Rumors | 9/20/2010

Verizon is now rumored to be planning initial launch of faster mobile broadband network in the US for December

Infinera Does OTN
Craig's A-List | 9/20/2010

4:15 PM New OTN interfaces sport the same 'up yours, DWDM' attitude

ITU: Half of World Should Get Broadband by 2015
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/20/2010

Group calls on global leaders to boost broadband availability, but some serious ground needs to be made in order to hit the stated goal

Huawei to Invest $500M in India
AsiaBlog | 9/20/2010

12:05 PM Huawei confirms plans to invest in a manufacturing unit in India, with ZTE likely to follow suit

Sezmi Stacks More Cash
The Bauminator | 9/20/2010

10:25 AM Budding cable threat raises $17.3M more

Verizon Lines Up Seidenberg's Successor
News Analysis | 9/20/2010

Verizon Wireless CEO Lowell McAdam named as Verizon Communications COO, in line to take over as CEO

Broadband Subs Exceed 500M
News Analysis | 9/20/2010

Despite slow growth in North America, global broadband market tops half a billion, while IPTV numbers near 40M, finds the Broadband Forum

SK Telecom Talks to LightSquared
Wireless Bits | 9/20/2010

9:10 AM New investment on the horizon for US LTE venture

US Jumping on Indoor ONT Bandwagon
News Analysis | 9/20/2010

Indoor ONTs have been common elsewhere and are now catching on in the US because they're cheaper and can be easier to install

Euronews: Sept. 20
News Analysis | 9/20/2010

Vodafone and Verizon are in the mix for today's digest of European telecom news nibbles

EchoStar DVR Goes Slim & Trim
The Bauminator | 9/17/2010

4:00 PM Meet 'Mercury,' perhaps the skinniest DVR in the known solar system

Thai Court Halts 3G Plan
AsiaBlog | 9/17/2010

12:15 PM Spectrum auction on hold following court injunction

AT&T Bulks Up HD Streams, LTE Plans
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/17/2010

Ops prez says AT&T's close to feeding four U-verse HD streams by year's end, and on track to turn up LTE in up to 75M POPs by the end of 2011

Samsung's Pocket Rocket
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2010

Samsung officially unveils Galaxy tablet, but will it fit in your pants?

Huawei Addresses Security Fears
AsiaBlog | 9/17/2010

11:15 AM Chinese vendor looking to allay concerns

OS Watch: Operators Want Their Own OS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2010

Operators' Trojan horse strategy, Moto's Blurry plans, and Symbian's third attempt are included in this week's OS annotations

iPad Killing Half of Laptop Sales?
Contentinople | 9/17/2010

9:40 AM That's the situation according to Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn

IBM Lands Major Outsourcing Deal
News Analysis | 9/17/2010

IBM joins Bharti Airtel on its African adventure with a deal to run the carrier's service provider IT (SPIT) systems UPDATED 11:40 AM

Torch Is RIM's Hottest BlackBerry Yet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2010

RIM beats expectations and posts an increase in revenues for Q2, buoyed by the Torch, its best-selling phone yet

Did Calix Get a Bargain on Occam?
News Analysis | 9/17/2010

The offer was a lot higher than Occam's valuation, but analysts wonder if Calix got a bargain

Euronews: Sept. 17
News Analysis | 9/17/2010

The sun sets on TDC's time in Switzerland and Colt's getting its hands dirty with 100-GigE in today's roundup of Euro news nibbles

TDC Sells Swiss Sunrise for $3.2B
News Analysis | 9/17/2010

Danish incumbent sells Swiss operations to CVC Capital Partners as it prepares for an IPO

ChaCha Threatens to Dump T-Mobile
Que Sera Sarah | 9/16/2010

9:10 PM If T-Mobile taxes SMS providers, ChaCha will cha-cha right out the door

Calix-Occam Surprises
Rewired | 9/16/2010

6:00 PM The price was one shock, but there are other surprises in Calix's purchase of Occam

Sprint on 4G: Heavy Data Users Wanted
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2010

Sprint says that spectrum position will indulge heavy data users on 4G, but you'll pay a premium for WiMax smartphone service

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 9/16/2010

4:40 PM Move Networks gets sexier, NYC braces for OTT, and John Malone wants to bury the FCC

Openet Questions Femto Triple Dip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2010

Carriers are triple-dipping into consumers' pockets for femtocells, but most might not mind the pickpocketing

Reliance Hands 3G Deal to ZTE
AsiaBlog | 9/16/2010

3:15 PM Chinese vendor snaps up key 3G gig in India

A Monster All-Optical Switch
Craig's A-List | 9/16/2010

1:30 PM We don't quite have a pic, but there's a 1,200-port switch that's alive, well, and running

Calix CEO Claims Occam for Its Ethernet
News Analysis | 9/16/2010

Carl Russo says purchase will accelerate company's move into Ethernet and may help international expansion as well

Huawei Hits Back at Dumping Claims
EuroBlog | 9/16/2010

12:00 PM Chinese vendor rejects claims of illegal subsidies and 'injurious dumping'

Power to the People
EuroBlog | 9/16/2010

11:25 AM Network transformation projects aren't just about technology

TWC Pokes More Holes in TiVo's SDV Proposal
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/16/2010

Time Warner Cable says TiVo's IP backchannel approach remains untested and could cost millions of dollars to implement

Korean MSO Bonds With D3's Upstream
The Bauminator | 9/16/2010

11:00 AM HCN joins a select group of MSOs to announce Docsis-based upstream channel-bonding deployments

Motorola Mobility: Westward, Ha!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2010

Motorola appears ready to shift its Mobility headquarters to the West Coast once its spinoff is complete

Euronews: Sept. 16
News Analysis | 9/16/2010

Vodafone, France Telecom, and Samsung are the movers and shakers in today's digest of European telecom news

Samsung Breathes Life Into Euro WiMax Market
News Analysis | 9/16/2010

Two national network deals in Eastern Europe put WiMax back on the continent's wireless broadband map

FCC Could Crash FTTH Party
News Analysis | 9/15/2010

Even thinking about reclassifying broadband Internet as a regulated service sends shivers down the collective FTTH spine

Web Holding the VoD Ad Advantage
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/15/2010

TV execs say Web video will offer a more lucrative advertising option until cable deploys dynamic VoD ad insertion in a big way

100G Watch: Brocade Goes Big
News Analysis | 9/15/2010

Cheap, too, with a sub-$100,000 100G port. Elsewhere, Nextgen pauses for a closeup

Clearwire's Pricing Window Is Wide Open
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2010

Heavy Reading analyst believes Clearwire will beat Verizon on '4G' pricing for 'at least a year'

TiVo Gives MoCA the Vote
The Bauminator | 9/15/2010

3:25 PM TiVo will use speedy coax platform in some whole-room DVR setups, but MoCA is unlikely to be its only option UPDATED 9/16 11:50 AM

Leading Lights Deadline Approaches
The Philter | 9/15/2010

1:00 PM Thursday is the last possible day we'll accept entries for the 2010 Leading Lights Awards

Cable Phone Takes Telcos to Task
The Bauminator | 9/15/2010

12:20 PM MSOs were tops in customer satisfaction in all regions studied by J.D. Power, but not every cabler hit it out of the park

Exit Route on the Way for India's Startups
AsiaBlog | 9/15/2010

10:00 AM Indian government considers exit options for new operators that are fighting for survival

SDPs Need a Revamp, Says Carrier
News Analysis | 9/15/2010

Service delivery platforms aren't delivering to carrier needs, with many vendors pitching substandard products, says European carrier exec

FTTH Requires Culture Change, Carriers Say
News Analysis | 9/15/2010

Internal processes have to change if new service offerings based on all-fiber networks are to succeed

Canoe CTO: 'T-Commerce' Coming in 2011
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/15/2010

Cable's advanced advertising joint venture is setting the stage for consumers to purchase products with the push of a button

Fiber-Through-the-Sewer Hits US
News Analysis | 9/15/2010

UK firm i3 is promising a cheaper way to build municipal fiber networks and is happy to ride Google's coattails

Euronews: Sept. 15
News Analysis | 9/15/2010

Ericsson, Vodafone, Telefónica, and Nokia are among the big fish in today's limpid pond of European telecom news bites

Shareholder Puts SeaChange's Feet to the Fire
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Big backer wants to separate the chairman and CEO functions amid concerns over performance and company's failure to sell its server business

FTTH on a Roll(out)
News Analysis | 9/14/2010

The FTTH Council show is once again abuzz after a couple of sleepier years, and the broadband stimulus plan is only one reason why

LTE Watch: Huawei Takes a Bullet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2010

A bullet train, that is, as the Chinese vendor explains how it deployed TD-LTE on the rails for the Shanghai Expo, amongst other LTE tidbits

V Cast App Store Comes to Android
Que Sera Sarah | 9/14/2010

1:00 PM Should Google be worried?

Boxee's Strong Start
The Bauminator | 9/14/2010

12:20 PM Amazon starts pre-selling Boxee's over-the-top box, and it's already No. 4 in the electronics category

Rumor: India Coup for WiMax Camp
Rumors | 9/14/2010

Sources say Reliance Infotel has decided in favor of WiMax and is all set to sign network rollout deal with Samsung

Cox, Time Warner Cable in Swap Talks?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Report says the MSOs have talked about swapping some systems in California and forging an alliance to get better programming rates

Vodafone CEO Talks Up Data Caps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao hinted at more mobile data caps and tiered services at Nokia World in London today

Google TV to Launch Oct. 17?
Contentinople | 9/14/2010

10:35 AM Recently leaked documents suggest it will

NoGo for MeeGo
Wireless Bits | 9/14/2010

9:25 AM New OS doesn't show at Nokia World

'Nokia Is Back!'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Fightin' talk from the Finns! A clinch-fisted, defiant Nokia kicked off its annual event for developers, media, and analysts in London

Verizon Takes On Amazon With SMB Cloud Offer
News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Verizon partners with Terremark to offer pay-as-you-go computing services aimed at SMBs, a market where Amazon has already made ground

Report: Most ISPs Are IPv6 Ready
News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Global survey shows roughly one third of ISPs won't have IPv6 addresses to give out next year, when IPv4 is predicted to run dry

India's 3G Equipment Market a 'Bloodbath'
News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Disappointment in store for vendors as fierce competition coupled with a wait-and-watch policy from the operators shrinks the 3G gear market

Euronews: Sept. 14
News Analysis | 9/14/2010

Ericsson, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, and BT Global Services are all namechecked in today's digest of European telecom news bites

Ivi Taunts TV's Lawyers
Craig's A-List | 9/13/2010

7:00 PM One way to legally (?) offer TV: Just slap it online, no questions asked

Previewing Green Broadband 2010
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 9/13/2010

Our third annual conference focused on environmental issues in telecom is coming to New York next week

Wal-Mart Goes Wireless
Que Sera Sarah | 9/13/2010

5:10 PM Launches its own postpaid brand using T-Mobile's network

Chattanooga Rocks 1-Gig FTTH Service
News Analysis | 9/13/2010

Municipal utility EPB makes Tennessee town first in US with 1-Gig symmetric residential service

Openet 'Surprised' by Amdocs Legal Action
News Analysis | 9/13/2010

CEO of Irish policy control vendor says Amdocs legal action came out of the blue, and could delay stock market listing

Sprint Pushes WiMax on the Smart Grid
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2010

Sprint sees a window of opportunity in the smart grid as it partners with Grid Net to bring the first WiMax smart-grid software to utilities

Politics Meets Technology, Chaos Ensues
Rewired | 9/13/2010

2:05 PM Guess who's joining the net neutrality party, in time to serve tea?

Verizon: WDM-PON Still Sounds Expensive
News Analysis | 9/13/2010

Lots of people say that, but Verizon's opinion was particularly relevant as it discussed its next fiber-to-the-home bet in Las Vegas

Ascent Media Finds Its Cable VoD Niche
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/13/2010

Media firm has quietly developed an asset-management system to help Tier 2 and 3 MSOs super-size their VoD vaults

Cable Catchup
The Bauminator | 9/13/2010

1:25 PM Entropic preps for a blow-out Q3, the DVR-lite idea gets more traction, Arris edge QAMs invade Germany, and more

RAD's Ethernet Price Pledge
EuroBlog | 9/13/2010

9:25 AM New Carrier Ethernet CPE priced as low as $400

How Fast Is UK 3G, Really?
Wireless Bits | 9/13/2010

8:30 AM The regulator wants to know

Nokia's 'Fightback' Man Quits
Wireless Bits | 9/13/2010

5:50 AM Anssi Vanjoki resigns but will do his bit at Nokia World this week

Will EC Probe Huawei, ZTE?
EuroBlog | 9/13/2010

5:45 AM European Commission receives complaint about Chinese vendor subsidies

Clearwire 'Finally in New York City'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2010

Clearwire is sending out offers to sign up for WiMax service in NYC for an initial $35 a month

Chinese Freedom Fighter
Monkey Bidness | 9/10/2010

5:15 PM Freedom from marketing abuse, that is

Verizon Wireless Gets a New CFO
Que Sera Sarah | 9/10/2010

12:30 PM Vodafone's restructuring could leave Verizon Wireless on its own

Apple Relaxes App Restrictions
Contentinople | 9/10/2010

10:30 AM Apps using Adobe Flash and Google AdMob are now allowed... but flatulence apps are not

BT Builds CDN With CDS
EuroBlog | 9/10/2010

9:50 AM Carrier to use Cisco's Content Delivery System for its content delivery network

My Little Pony on the Go-Boom
Monkey Bidness | 9/10/2010

9:10 AM Step away from the stuffed animal...

OS Watch: RIM Regrets & iPhone Instructions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2010

Developers hate RIM, love Android, and have a love-hate relationship with Apple. Plus other OS observations

Euronews: Sept. 10
News Analysis | 9/10/2010

Nokia, Vodafone, BT, and the French president stand tall in today's roundup of European telecom news bits

Everyone's Mad About the iPad
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/10/2010

Major TV service providers are crafting strategies for Apple's latest hit, but there are key differences in how they're being executed

Celeno's Cable Breakthrough
The Bauminator | 9/10/2010

6:00 AM Celeno gets big WiFi win as Liberty Global prepares to hit Europe with video-optimized multimedia gateways

Nokia Dumps CEO, Hires Elop
News Analysis | 9/10/2010

With its mobile device leadership faltering, Nokia replaces Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo with Stephen Elop, a Microsoft man from Canada

AT&T: Same Old Song
Jonestown | 9/9/2010

5:20 PM Are customers feeling the effects of AT&T's 3G upgrades? Their Facebook responses suggest not

T-Mobile Unveils Fastest 3G Android
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2010

As exclusively reported back in July, T-Mobile has a HTC phone coming this month that can rival download speeds of the Sprint Epic and Evo

OSS: The Missing Link
News Analysis | 9/9/2010

The evolution of OSS continues as industry experts link service provider IT (SPIT) software directly to carrier revenues

Weinman Quits AT&T
EuroBlog | 9/9/2010

1:00 PM AT&T's cloud evangelist is moving on

The Cisco-ActiveVideo Mating Dance
The Bauminator | 9/9/2010

12:10 PM Is it time for Cisco to complete the courtship and buy ActiveVideo Networks?

Operators Hang Big Hopes on ROADMs
Next-Generation ROADM News Analysis | 9/9/2010

The stage is set for the flexible optical network operators have been dreaming of, but management software will need a boost

Hurricane Electric Spins Different IPv6 View
News Analysis | 9/9/2010

There's no lack of interest by large firms in the transition, just the occasional lack of coverage by large operators, says IPv6 pioneer

NSN Crosses Its IPTV Streams
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/9/2010

Nokia Siemens Networks targets set-tops, PCs, and smartphones with new IPTV client that's completely devoid of Myrio code

Euronews: Sept. 9
News Analysis | 9/9/2010

Telenor, Vodafone, and Amsterdam figure in today's European news roundup

Phyworks Finds a Home
Craig's A-List | 9/8/2010

5:15 PM For a bubble-era chip company, a $72.5M buyout seems like a nice haul

Intel Outside
The Bauminator | 9/8/2010

4:45 PM Will the threat of lawsuits cause Zoran to sweeten its bid for Microtune or open an opportunity for Intel?

Qualcomm vs. Verizon
Jonestown | 9/8/2010

3:20 PM Which is right about the arrival date of LTE smartphones on the market?

Sprint: 4G Is in the Air for NYC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2010

The operator is offering a 'sneak peek' of its WiMax service in the Big Apple but still not giving an actual launch date

Zoran Targets Broadcom With Microtune Buy
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/8/2010

The cable chip market is changing again as Zoran inks a deal for Microtune and looks to develop integrated SoCs for set-tops and DTVs

Qualcomm Plots 1.5GHz Tablet Processor
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2010

At the Innovation Qualcomm event in London, Qualcomm said it has a 1.5GHz dual-core processor up its sleeve

SMS’s Sore Thumb Serenade
Que Sera Sarah | 9/8/2010

12:35 PM SMS may be boring, but it's booming

Healthy Market for 4G Base Station Antennas
LR Mobile Column | 9/8/2010

Deployment of 4G LTE and WiMax mobile networks will result in strong growth for makers of base station antennas and related products

Healthy Market for 4G Base Station Antennas
LR Mobile Column | 9/8/2010

Deployment of 4G LTE and WiMax mobile networks will result in strong growth for makers of base station antennas and related products

ROADMs Get Ready to Go Off-Grid
Next-Generation ROADM News Analysis | 9/8/2010

Finisar officially declares the gridlessness of its ROADM, a feature carriers think they might need as the network goes beyond 100G

Apple to Sell 28M iPads in 2011
Contentinople | 9/8/2010

10:45 AM The iPad is turning up the heat on the entire PC industry, analyst says

Indian Mobile Sub Base Crosses 650M
News Analysis | 9/8/2010

New subscribers continue to flock to the incumbents as India adds another 17 million mobile users

Startup Sees Enterprise Apps as Telco Opportunity
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2010

SAP partner Leapfactor launches cloud-based enterprise apps platform to make the workplace more consumer-like

Cable's Long Path to IPTV Nirvana
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/8/2010

CTO of Moto's Home division sees parallels between cable's journeys to digital TV and now to IP video – it'll be a step-laden grind

MEN at Work for Ciena
News Analysis | 9/8/2010

Legacy sales disappoint, but MEN steps up for Ciena's Q3

Rumor Mill Run Amok
Wireless Bits | 9/8/2010

7:45 AM FT/DT speculation goes crazy

Euronews: Sept. 8
News Analysis | 9/8/2010

Vodafone, Swisscom, Deutsche Telekom, and NSN get top billing in today's roundup of European telecom news bits

RIM's DataViz Buy Could Help With Tablet Biz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2010

RIM acquires DataViz to fill the gaps in its mobile strategy and maybe help it with applications for its rumored tablet device

Google: Search Future Tied to Mobile
Jonestown | 9/7/2010

5:15 PM CEO Schmidt's vision of the future of search only makes sense if you're mobile

Las Vegas – Mobile Broadband Capital of the US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2010

Sin City is likely to be the most '4G'-friendly town in the US for the rest of the year, but other metro areas are snapping at its heels

Uninor Commits to India
News Analysis | 9/7/2010

Telenor subsidiary reiterates its targets and strategy for the Indian market despite tough competitive conditions

Ethernet Expo Americas Preview
Ethernet Exposed | 9/7/2010

3:50 PM This year's Expo is shaping up to be one of our largest shows ever

Moto Leans on Ericsson's LTE
Wireless Bits | 9/7/2010

2:30 PM Vendors team up for LTE-based public safety

Q&A: Optimum Lightpath
Ethernet Exposed | 9/7/2010

12:40 PM Senior VPs John Macario and Julia McGrath discuss the future of Carrier Ethernet business services

Q&A: Jeremy Legg, VP, Turner Broadcasting
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/7/2010

Legg walks through Turner's TV Everywhere strategy and how the programmer intends to build cross-platform into its business model

Samsung & LG Dual It Up
Que Sera Sarah | 9/7/2010

11:15 AM Handset makers add dual-core processors to make mobile faster, more powerful

Ericsson Buys North American Integrator
News Analysis | 9/7/2010

Snaps up a chunk of North American strategy and technology consulting services specialist InCode

LTE Dawns in Hong Kong
AsiaBlog | 9/7/2010

7:10 AM CSL shows off its next-gen mobile network

Euronews: Sept. 7
News Analysis | 9/7/2010

France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, C&W Worldwide, and Huawei make the running in today's European news digest

DT Takes First Orders for LTE Service
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2010

Deutsche Telekom opens a registration Website for its new LTE service, as it plans to launch the 4G offer commercially by the end of this year

Is the Rise of Mobile Money Aiding Terrorism?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2010

Customer screening vendor says mobile money transfers are open to abuse by crooks and terrorists, but industry body dismisses the claims

Vodafone Prices LTE
Wireless Bits | 9/6/2010

9:15 AM LTE is in the house

Reliance/GTL Merger Collapses
AsiaBlog | 9/6/2010

7:30 AM Proposed $10.7 billion telecom towers deal called off

Euronews: Sept. 6
News Analysis | 9/6/2010

It's a Polish double, plus the latest on C&W Worldwide and Vodafone, in today's roundup of European telecom news bites

Policy Control Key to Personalized Services
Policy Management News Analysis | 9/4/2010

Policy control is rapidly moving from a tool to control network traffic and ease congestion to a means of delivering user-centric services

Intel on the Couch
Craig's A-List | 9/3/2010

12:40 PM So, tell me what's been troubling you (not that I don't have a guess)

Indian Startups Seek Exit
AsiaBlog | 9/3/2010

11:40 AM Struggling startup operators approach government for an exit route

Smartphones: The New Hacker Frontier
LR Mobile Column | 9/3/2010

As mobile phones become basic tools of commerce, the threat of significant theft through hacking is rising

The New Deal
The Bauminator | 9/3/2010

11:10 AM Retransmission deals are typically touchy, but broadband video and TV Everywhere are taking them to a whole new level

Reveling in ROADMs
Next-Generation ROADM News Analysis | 9/3/2010

Our latest ROADM resource is now live. While it gets going, here's a quick primer on all things ROADM to get you caught up

Huawei Bags India 3G Deal
AsiaBlog | 9/3/2010

8:55 AM With restrictions lifted, Huawei lands network deal with Tata

Cisco, Harmonic Rule Cable Access in Q2
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/3/2010

Cisco sits atop the global CMTS revenue heap, while Harmonic hops over BigBand in the edge QAM market, Infonetics says

Euronews: Sept. 3
News Analysis | 9/3/2010

Fastweb, Vodafone, and Deutsche Telekom take the lead in today's roundup of European telecom news bites

Dublin, Not Nice
EuroBlog | 9/3/2010

6:00 AM TM Forum moves its annual jamboree

Fastweb Hits 100Mbit/s
EuroBlog | 9/3/2010

5:45 AM Italian operator takes fast FTTH to 2 million homes and businesses

Infinera 100G Checkup
Craig's A-List | 9/2/2010

5:30 PM The XO trial gives us a reason to get Infinera on the phone

JDSU Goes Green
Craig's A-List | 9/2/2010

5:15 PM Quick: Name that acquisition. From 2005

Cisco to Service Providers: Get Moving on IPv6
News Analysis | 9/2/2010

Broadband services and mobile phones may prove the biggest IPv6 bugaboo and service providers need to get moving, Cisco says

Why Not an HSPA+ iPhone?
Jonestown | 9/2/2010

4:45 PM Apple could easily upgrade to faster GSM-based 3G for its next phone

CableLabs IDs 'Safe Harbor' Bit Rates for 3DTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/2/2010

Cable's R&D house advises MSOs and programmers how many bits they should throw at 3DTV services when using MPEG-2 or MPEG-4

Cisco Steals Smart Grid Show
Que Sera Sarah | 9/2/2010

2:05 PM Cisco is getting aggressive on the grid, potentially leaving telcos out of the equation

IPv6 Prep Warnings Get More Urgent
News Analysis | 9/2/2010

Verizon is the latest service provider to urge businesses to get ready for the transition before IPv4 numbers are all gone

EuroBlog | 9/2/2010

12:35 PM How far will consolidation shrink the European market?

MegaPath Still on Growth Path
News Analysis | 9/2/2010

More acquisitions lie ahead for the managed services company, which this week completed its merger with Covad and Speakeasy

Euronews: Sept. 2
News Analysis | 9/2/2010

O2, Deutsche Telekom, and Virgin Media are in today's potpourri of European telecom news

T-Mobile's Faster 3G Requires Fresher Gear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2010

Expected 'dual-carrier' speed bump should require less work on the network side, but faster downloads will require newer devices

Roku, Boxee Don't Fear Apple TV's Bite
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/2/2010

Over-the-top video players say they'll have no trouble competing with Apple's latest attempt to rule the TV domain

Verizon Throws Handsets at Prepaid Problem
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2010

Verizon Wireless's rumored prepaid smartphone plans are only a tactic, not the start of a real prepaid strategy UPDATED 12:25 PM

Wound-Care Firm Smiles Through Verizon Cloud
News Analysis | 9/2/2010

GWR saves money on server upgrades and gets guaranteed uptime for its software service using Verizon CaaS

Will Smaller Apple TV Spell Big Trouble for VoD?
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2010

Apple could put pressure on cable VoD with device that sells for $99 and accesses Netflix streaming and iTunes movie/TV rentals

FCC Puts Regulation Cart Ahead of Services Horse
Rewired | 9/1/2010

3:15 PM Feds want to know how to regulate smart grid, telemedicine, and IPTV services: How about waiting until they exist?

TelcoTV Asia: In Pictures!
Slide Shows | 9/1/2010

It's day one of TelcoTV Asia in Shanghai, and our photographer was there to capture the action

Meet Xsigo
Craig's A-List | 9/1/2010

12:20 PM The startup brings out its heavyweight investors

Sprint Ponders Clearwire Strategy
Wireless Bits | 9/1/2010

NOON And speculation crops up again over T-Mobile investing in Clearwire

Apple's Big Day
Contentinople | 9/1/2010

11:05 AM Apple's expected to make a bushel of big announcements today, ranging from a new line of iPods to the latest version of Apple TV

Cisco's CMTS Comeback
The Bauminator | 9/1/2010

10:35 AM Dell'Oro says Cisco was the CMTS top dog in Q2 as sales outpaced Arris's and Motorola's

India Gets Its 3G On
News Analysis | 9/1/2010

Shocking news! Indian government allocates 3G spectrum on time

Euronews: Sept. 1
News Analysis | 9/1/2010

C&W Worldwide, VimpelCom, and Vodafone Germany are doing the business in today's digest of Europe telecom news snippets

EBIF Coming to DTAs
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/1/2010

Evolution Digital intends to use EBIF as a quasi-middleware layer in DTAs for user interfaces and an array of other video apps

T-Mobile Leaves AT&T in Its HSPA+ Dust
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2010

T-Mobile USA is promising 42-Mbit/s 3G in 2011, but will only beat AT&T in highest theoretical speeds

AlcaLu OpenPlugs Away at Apps Enablement
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2010

Telco equipment giant buys a maker of mobile software development tools hoping to help carriers find their apps with both hands

Introducing Light Reading's Salary Survey
The Philter | 9/1/2010

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