In Las Vegas, cable's independent operators gathered to place bets on technologies and services that will help them stay competitive – and valuable – as the next M&A wave hits
From the sprawling Fira Gran Via, we bring images of LR partygoers, taxi lines and the realities of Barcelona
DVR Plus is offered in the 'vast majority' of Cablevision's East Coast systems and supports more than 10M recordings and 3M-plus playbacks per week
Also: D-Link scored Docsis 3.0 stamps; DirecTV sets sights on 4K TV; The spectacle! The pageantry! The … Flixies?
Network functions virtualization has been the underground networking trend at this year's Mobile World Congress
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom makes net loss; former Telekom Austria execs get jail
Aptilo Networks VP Marketing Johan Terve talks about the benefits of carrier-class Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi offloading at Mobile World Congress 2013. With Aptilo's solutions, mobile operators can generate additional revenue, reduce churn and attract new customers by providing carrier-class Wi-Fi services.
It just goes to show the ADC startup can get headlines for things besides getting sued
Could Firefox be the chatty OS that makes a beached whale of your network?
Deutsche Telekom's Jürgen Hase explains how M2M developments can help make cities smarter
AT&T looks to bigger screens, more LTE smartphones and a smart hub life in 2013
It may seem far-fetched, but CEO Chet Kanojia believes cable operators can use Aereo to create a more 'compelling' broadband service bundle
Google drops the massive booth at MWC2013 and throws a huge party in Barcelona instead
OMGfast promo pitches 50-meg speeds for $29.95/month as it preps for a big expansion in South Florida, where it competes with Bright House and Verizon
ZTE and LG make bold market share predictions while the LTE handset battleground moves into the enterprise, with Samsung being the aggressor
Everyone agrees that standards are good to stitch together networks made of 4G, small cells and even Wi-Fi, but there's much less accord over which standards to use to actually to get it done
But Cisco, for the first time, was tops in edge QAM revenues in the period, which capped off an overall down year for cable access gear spending
Amid its MWC launch of 'service provider SDN,' Ericsson has plans to beef up its presence in the data center
Chinese BSS software vendor is ready to duke it out with the likes of Amdocs in EMEA as telcos prepare for service provider IT (SPIT) overhauls
Cash-strapped Clearwire takes $80M in monthly funding from Sprint but insists it is still considering the Dish bid
Also: Kabel Deutschland to rev up bandwidth and Docsis 3.0 upgrades; cable's Tier 2/3 M&A frenzy continues as TDS snaps up Baja Broadband
Transport equipment vendor BTI Systems has raised another $10 million in VC backing and unveiled its software-defined networking (SDN) roadmap
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Neelie's single-market vision; South Korean warning for Euro operators; NSN's Swiss role
Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg defends his company's managed services deals and says he'd rather invest in R&D than make expensive acquisitions
A rumor that Juniper tried to sell off some enterprise assets isn't all that surprising
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The next version of Comcast's cloud-based UI will add a set of more personalized features, including a video recommendations engine
Firefox is en fuego in Barcelona, but there are gaps to be filled if it is to be the mobile OS of the people
Also: TW Cable tailors service bundle for teleworkers; TiVo unit measures cross-platform ad campaigns; upLynk combines ads with video streaming
Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT may have to cut leased line prices; Spanish regulator under EC scrutiny; Vodafone boss talks up Euro investment
Vendor's IP division is getting ready to join the network functions virtualization (NFV) debate – and you remember the TiMetra name, right?
Following up some LTE announcements, Ericsson re-claims Telstra as part of its optical territory
Hardware providers salivate as China Mobile starts domestic TD-LTE deployment with 100 cities promised in 2013, devices in Q3
The new optical player assembled by Marlin Equity Partners is preparing an OFC/NFOEC debut
Tie-in with ActiveVideo will enable the multi-screen DreamGallery UI to run on older, QAM-based set-tops that can't speak a lick of IP
Ericsson CEO talks M&A and announces SAP partnership, O2 core deal, LTE broadcast solution at Mobile World Congress briefing
Intel- and Deutsche Telekom-backed tech startup doesn't need a network to make smart, wireless proximity applications
Some photos of the enormous new MWC facility, and some pics of the calm before the storm
Broadband TV and cloud DVR startup couples expanded launch in the NYC metro with its first ad campaign using 'No Cable Required' tagline
Also: Dish hops around Fox advertising snub; FiOS TV tunes up its TV Everywhere lineup; smart TVs on the rise
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia aims lower; Siemens speeds NSN exit plan; Vodafone to roll out mobile payments with Wirecard
This node's for you! NSN combines local caching with more base station radio insight to try to boost performance and deliver hyper-localized content, dude
Nokia Siemens's CEO says there will only be three major players in the wireless infrastructure business within the next few years
While talking to Bob Metcalfe, we shot a few of the sites around Palo Alto's historic research lab
Charter will lean on fully functional, interactive boxes, not one-way channel-zappers, to fuel its big all-digital transition
Our editorial team gets the straight scoop from service providers regarding LTE-Advanced, Gigabit Wi-Fi, small cell deployments, and more
Also: Charter sheds 36,000 video subs, but gains elsewhere; Cablevision to tack on sports fee; Cox raises broadband caps; Genachowski speculation begins
Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu names new CEO; Technicolor turns red; Vodafone wins big in Germany
Can we have just one 5G please?
Former Vodafone executive Michel Combes will take the reins at Alcatel-Lucent on April 1
AT&T is opening up network APIs and allowing partners to take more control as it looks to expand its reach in the enterprise
Network functions virtualization will be a very real topic at Mobile World Congress
NTT Docomo move could spark a wave of LTE-Advanced action at Mobile World Congress
Also: Nielsen sets plan to measure OTT; Sony's PS4 preview fails to impress; BigBand co-founder's new gig; Google Glass – the next TV Everywhere platform?
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica does SDN with NEC; Vodafone tests small cell backhaul; E-Plus turns to ZTE for LTE
Taking a cue from Oracle, the VCE joint venture wants to pre-load applications onto its integrated data-center bundles
Still trying to score points in the Evolved Packet Core, Juniper plans to hit Mobile World Congress with a virtualized version of the MobileNext control plane
Dish is trying to trump Sprint's Clearwire deal, but Charlie Ergen envisions a wireless world in which he and Sprint are chums. 'We're playing to win,' he says
Comcast's Kevin O'Toole says businesses with 50 employees or fewer represent the 'sweet spot' for the operator's new cloud-based Upware service
The number of fiber-to-the-home/building connections in Europe is set to double in the next five years – but the total's still not impressive
Also: Suddenlink rolls TiVo Mini to 100-plus markets; Rogers tries unlimited data promo; weekends are prime time for Comcast's video downloader
In today's EMEA roundup: BT one of winners in UK 4G spectrum auction; France Telecom, Com Hem results
All existing network operators get 4G spectrum but auction raises much less than expected
Harmonic is eager to exit its declining, low-margin cable access business. So, why is Aurora so keen to snap it up?
A soft launch is finally bringing LTE to some Sprint users in NYC and San Fran, but can Sprint get its fresh 4G network into the cities fast enough?
As Mobile World Congress approaches and more and more operators launch LTE services, the 4G roaming hubs vie for operator attention
Also: Kabel Deutschland M&A proposal hits a snag; Verimatrix to secure Com Hem's TiVo-powered IPTV platform; Tata Sky tunes in Technicolor set-tops
Harmonic will apply all its focus on video processing and CCAP as Aurora Networks picks up its lower-margin line of nodes, amps and transmitters
Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN appoints CFO; EE sees profits slide; France Telecoms targets seniors; du on the up
Having covered the complexity of mobile and cloud networks, Ericsson says a lot of 'SDN' is going to be familiar to its engineers
Comcast has quietly introduced a pre-paid, 3-meg service in the Philly area led by a $69.95 'starter kit' that includes a modem and 30 days of access
Mobile World Congress will be awash with new smartphones and other mobile devices, but can they match the classics for voice communications?
Also in today's EMEA roundup: The trouble with Brussels; Vodafone's big deal with BAE; France Telecom wants out of Portugal
Newly-liberalized country has more than 90 applicants for two mobile licenses
Cisco's small-cell partner ip.access claims bragging rights for being first to ship more than 1 million residential femtocells
Also: SCTE swaps dates and place for Cable-Tec Expo; Comcast gets the Carrier Ethernet 2.0 label; ex-CableLabs chief strategy officer resurfaces
Customization is helping optical components grow, and a Mobile World Congress announcement is coming up for PacketPortal software
Comcast is the marquee customer for a new video processing system from Elemental that can boost VoD quality with fewer bits
Chinese vendor provides details of its SoftCOM strategy, which involves an initial focus on specific network elements and the unveiling of some unnecessary nomenclature
Whatever the industry calls 'SDN' will take shape quickly, and users had better speak up if they want it shaped their way
New report finds that Sweden has the fastest average LTE speeds, while Japan has slowest 4G and the US has the most LTE networks now live
Also: Netflix dodges a bullet; TiVo flips on Flingo; Intel tests its OTT TV service; will DirecTV's new sports fees bring back Sir Charge?
New packet optical platform gets the switching closer to customers so they can handle bigger volumes of Ethernet traffic
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica Digital finds cloud cover; Virgin directors sued; Apple poisoning in Norfolk
It's just one contract, but startup Embrane, as well as SDN, are in that early stage where people get excited about 'just one contract'
Also: Liberty Horizon TV subs breaks 100K mark; M&A wave hits Tier 2 cable; sub growth drives DirecTV's Q4; FCC not laughing about zombie hoax
Smart Plan system tackles mobile service creation, personalization and customer self-care using policy rules engine and smartphone app
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone eyes Kabel Deutschland; AlcaLu chairman to stay on; Telefónica recovers in Spain; Ericsson in Russia
'Open' isn't open enough. The Open Networking User Group wants to make sure that as SDN evolves, it doesn't trigger some old traps
The vendor has a slew of network and managed services portfolio enhancements to show off at Mobile World Congress, but its carrier cloud and SDN efforts are more eye-catching
As networking and the cloud converge, market advantage is tipping back in favor of network equipment vendors over IT vendors
Colorado Springs is the seventh market to get the next-gen platform as Comcast gets ready to deploy X1 to the 'majority' of its footprint this year
Clearwire is ready to link LTE TDD radios to the Sprint core network and plans to have 2,000 of the 4G sites up by end of June 2013
Also: Comcast lets subs watch Fox in and out of the home; GCI stages TiVo invasion; Liberty expands Horizon TV; Suddenlink does a decade
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telenor earnings rise; Swisscom chooses Huawei for FTTC; NSN rides the rails in Poland
Industry report suggests backhaul investments won't meet capacity requirements, with Asia/Pacific operators facing the biggest crunch
Network monitoring might provide Arista with another way to battle Cisco hegemony, but what about the companies that are already there?
Comcast narrowed video losses, raked in a big profit, and struck a deal to buy the rest of NBCU for $16.7 billion. All in a day's work...
How can Sprint and others compete with $10 to add a tablet to a shared data plan?
Intel will take on one of its key technology partners, cable, when it launches a fully fledged over-the-top video service later this year
Bob Metcalfe didn't get asked to be on the cake and ice cream committee, but he'll help discuss innovation when Ethernet's birthday comes around in May
The startup's managed service isn't as cuddly as Build-a-Bear, but it could be an easier, hardware-free way to build a network
New capital injection of more than $343M revealed as Genband unveils its new direction
Charlie Ergen insists Dish's rival bid for Clearwire is the best option, but admits that the 'deck is stacked against us'
Also: ThinkAnalytics stays on a tear; Cablevision signs SMB sales partner; Starz keeps Sony flicks through 2021
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Nokia challenges Indian tax probe; Euro operators want level playing field on data protection; Vertu goes Android
Genband launches a new cloud-based unified communications service and a marketing message to modernize its boxy brand
In the eyes of Netflix, Cablevision and Suddenlink are the top-ranked cable ISPs, trailing only Google Fiber. All three happen to be members of Netflix's private CDN club
The 'Father of Ethernet' comes back to PARC, the scene of the crime, to talk about Ethernet's future -- including a 40th birthday bash in May.
The application layer needs a special touch in SDN, F5 contends, so it's buying a 4-year-old specialist in that field
Can Comcast make a successful run at servicing hotels while companies like LodgeNet struggle?
The digital dream of EC Commissioner Neelie Kroes has been shattered by clueless political pinheads
Also: TW Cable pipes set-top VoD to PCs; HDTV is taking over US homes; TiVo puts over-the-air TV on its DVR roadmap; Dish battles with ESPN
Also: Ericsson teams up with Gemalto on M2M; ITU follows up Dubai gabfest with report; private equity firms eye EE; and Depeche Mode!
AlcaLu's board, not outgoing CEO Ben Verwaayen, is to blame for the vendor's current predicament
While the Northeast tucks in for a winter storm, we wonder what challenges CSPs face when digging out of a heavy snowfall
Also: Suddenlink goes whole-home with the TiVo Mini; Comcast clamps down on tablet and smartphone security
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia feels southern Europe heat; top investor dumps Vodafone; Telefónica trumpets VoLTE-to-3G success
The focus of telecom network operators in Asia/Pacific is changing, according to Moody's executive
The nation's third largest telco says it has a better commodity cloud offering than Earth's largest online store
OpenFlow startup Big Switch gets a big semiconductor partner, a pairing that sure looks dangerous for vendors like Cisco
Tom Rutledge swings his second deal for the former Bresnan systems, this time as CEO of Charter. Is there more M&A ahead for Charter?
The company reports on the status of its CCAP-capable E6000 and updates investors on the Motorola Home acquisition
As CEO Ben Verwaayen steps down, his potential successors can see what they might pick up in 2013
Targeting mobile operators especially, F5 adds policy to the list of other network services its BIG-IP platform handles
Also: Twitter buys into social TV analytics; CTAM CEO sets her exit; Liberty-Virgin Media deal has a coincidental Comcast connection
Sprint behind on 4G upgrade, but may be able to start reusing Nextel spectrum quicker than it had expected
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Verwaayen steps down at AlcaLu; Swisscom earnings down in real terms; Transmode hires LTE guru
A report out of France says the AlcaLu board will have Ben Verwaayen step down in May
Sonus Networks, often tossed around in M&A rumors, is likely not a target for Cisco, says one analyst
Liberty Global just struck a big deal to buy Virgin Media, but its CEO suggests the European invasion might be far from over
FreedomPop gets $4.3M more in VC funding as it promotes 4G data sharing for social network users
Alcatel-Lucent's optical solution powers the new high-capacity link between Paris and Lyon
Also: CBS reveals Super Bowl streaming stats; Sir Richard in for a big payday; Redbox/Verizon JV gets an Xbox exclusive; Metrocast taps Sidera for 100G upgrades
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Euro operators unhappy with Herman; Microsoft gets busy in Africa; BT nukes nuisance calls
John Malone's set to take on Rupert Murdoch in the UK and become the world's largest cable operator, outdistancing Comcast's video sub base by 3 million
And 4G represents just 1 percent of the planet's mobile connections, just one of an array of mind-blowing stats from Cisco's new mobile data forecast
The Service Provider IT (SPIT) giant, long labeled as a 'services' company, looks like it finally has some product DNA in its corporate chromosones
FCC asks how communications could be more reliable at hearing in the wake of Superstorm Sandy
Also: Google Fiber preps for Missouri rollouts; cable's Canoe paddles ahead on VoD ads; Super Bowl streaming usage was not so super
Rural telcos make the case that they need more support from Washington to provide broadband to their communities
Virgin Media share price leaps 15% as takeover talks with Liberty Global are revealed
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Liberty in Virgin M&A talks; KPN slides into Q4 loss; ARM powers on; Portugal Telecom in mobile money move
Analysts believe Acme Packet will give Oracle some street smarts in the mobile packet core and network functions virtualization/software-defined networking sectors
Zenverge is working on new gateway/set-top silicon that can transcode six or more individual HD streams – up from the four its chips can handle now
Also: Time Warner, Comcast might bid for German broadcaster; CableCARDs still not hot at retail; Dijit snares fellow social TV startup
Software giant snaps up IP networking specialist and gains a foothold in the 4G voice systems sector
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Numericable eyes SFR tie-up; Euro concerns over 4G; soccer-lovin' billionaire takes Truphone stake
Cisco lets loose with a string of software-defined networking announcements as the company looks to stay ahead of the coming transition
What do Tellabs and Sycamore have in common? One less thing, as of Friday
Glenn Britt's contract with the nation's second-largest cable operator ends in December 2013, so that fits, anyway
The operator expects to more than double its Wi-Fi footprint in 2013, which is good news for Cisco, Ruckus and Ericsson
Clearwire's takeover drama continues as it recommends Sprint but keeps the Dish bid alive
Also: Brightcove swaps out CEOs; DirecTV invests in TV Everywhere ad-splicing partner; CEA dumps CNET, restores Dish's Best of Show honor
Tellabs had a tough 2012 so is slimming down further, and focusing on SDN, in an effort to make 2013 its turnaround year
In today's EMEA roundup: Uzbek investigation prompts Nyberg's resignation; BT sells less, makes more; 3,444 ideas for Wayra