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Sprint to Spring Into NYC Subways Soon
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Transit Wireless says it is in "about 50" subway stations in NYC and expects to be in 77 by year-end as Sprint gets ready for the underground.

Analyst: Transformation Must Be Top-Down
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

A veteran consultant and former CloudNFV chief architect is working on new open architecture for the orchestration and management of next-gen networks.

Arista Faces Legal Challenge as It Files for $200M IPO
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Cloud switch vendor files its IPO papers with the SEC, but it faces a potential legal challenge from one of its founders.

Multiscreen Viewers Want Better Views
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Despite a decline in video buffering rates, multiscreen viewers expect much greater improvements in video streaming quality than service providers are delivering so far.

Is Technology to Blame for Rigged Trading?
Rewired | 3/31/2014

Wall Street traders are using high-speed services and collocation to their advantage in trading stocks but is their advantage legal - and is it fair?

Facebook Buys British Drone Specialist
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Small team developing solar-powered drones joins the Facebook team that's aiming to connect the world.

Huawei Pumps Up Its Profits to $3.5B
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Chinese vendor's annual report unveils sharp rise in net profits as annual revenues climb by 8.5%.

HP Beefs Up Its SDN Portfolio
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

New services and products are designed to help customers increase network agility and simplify management.

Eurobites: Telekom Austria Tests 400G
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Also in today's globally warmed EMEA regional roundup: M-Pesa arrives in Romania; Belgacom offloads Telindus; smokin' UC deal for OBS.

Broadcom Touts 'Cloud-Scale Networking'
News Analysis | 3/31/2014

Broadcom claims its new XLP500 series chips have the power needed for network virtualization.

Leading Lights Awards Deadline Extended
Shades of Ray | 3/31/2014

The deadline for submissions is now Monday April 7.

Salinger Draws Comcast CCAP Roadmap
News Analysis | 3/28/2014

Comcast is adding DOCSIS 3.1 to its own CCAP product specs and looking at remote PHY next.

WOW Cozying Up to OTT With Good Reason
Rewired | 3/28/2014

Consumers are already exploring their OTT options and one cable operator sees good business in helping them do that more easily.

CCA 2014: Competitive Carriers Remember the Alamo
Slide Shows | 3/28/2014

This week's CCA Expo in San Antonio, Texas, brought carriers and service providers together for duopoly bashing, advocacy for regulatory changes, Tex-Mex, goofy hats, and the Alamo.

BlackBerry Q4 Sales Sink to Sub-$1B
News Analysis | 3/28/2014

The downwards slide continues at the beleaguered smartphone maker, which reported a 64% year-on-year decline in quarterly revenues.

Eurobites: EU Drops Anti-Dumping Probe Into Huawei, ZTE
News Analysis | 3/28/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional snapshot: Moody's downgrades KPN; hints of Spotify IPO; EE 4G rolls on.

In a Cloud Services World, Data Center Location is NOT About Latency
Column | 3/28/2014

There are many factors that determine the best location for a data center, but for most cloud applications, latency is not one of them.

Insights From Cable Next-Gen 2014
News Analysis | 3/28/2014

Comcast's Cloud DVR, distributed networks, DOCSIS 3.1, optical transport... all featured at the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver.

Oracle's Visions of Industry
Slide Shows | 3/27/2014

Join us in the real windy city for a visit to the Oracle show.

Comcast Cloud DVR Launches in Philly, Chicago Next
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Service started up earlier this week in Philadelphia and will hit the Windy City next week.

DOCSIS 3.1: What's Next?
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

DOCSIS 3.1 development continues, but it's only one piece of the puzzle for next-generation cable networks.

Comcast Exec: Cable Industry on Track for Simplified, Distributed Networks
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Cable companies can make their all-IP networks more distributed, simpler, and better able to scale in support of apps.

The M&A Way to Achieve 400G Goals
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

At OFC, two companies stood out for having acquired their way to the top of the 400G components table.

Rural Carriers: SoftBank Will Fund Your LTE
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Rural carriers can use Sprint's LTE network, and Sprint will fund deployments if the carriers can't afford to do it on their own, Sprint's new boss says.

Cable Has a PIC Opportunity, Reckons Infinera
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

At the Cable Next-Gen 2014 event in Denver, Infinera execs push a PIC-based future for cable transport infrastructure.

Yahoo Searches for Rural Wireless Allies
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

At the CCA Global Expo, Yahoo courts the rural wireless operators, while Sprint's chairman, and everyone else, make verbal punchbags of AT&T and Verizon.

Son: Dish Could Be Sprint's Great Ally
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

SoftBank's head honcho is continuing his pro-merger campaign, but he's also open to partners for Sprint, including the CCA's 100 rural members and former foe Dish Network.

Alcatel-Lucent Soars on $1B China Deal
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Major equipment deal with China Mobile gives AlcaLu's stock a boost.

Eurobites: NFV Italian Job for Metaswitch
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange's Richard gets four more years; BT uses Genband's knowhow; Telenor in antitrust trouble.

Yahoo Japan Strikes $3.2B Deal for eAccess
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Yahoo Japan is buying its sister company as it extends its reach into the communications services market.

How Dirty Is Your Data?
Rewired | 3/27/2014

The telecom industry's merger fever has created a morass of old, outdated and mismatching data records for some operators, which could hamper plans for growth.

C Spire Engineer: Major Concerns About VoLTE
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Regional operator taking a wait-and-see approach to VoLTE, but plans to overlay most, if not all, of its cell sites with LTE by the end of 2015.

Cyan Hires Video Game Developers for POW! BANG! ZOOM!
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Cyan finds game devs make network management tools more visually intuitive, albeit not as much fun as blowing the heads off zombies.

Dell Builds Its Service Provider NFV Case
News Analysis | 3/27/2014

Dell unveils a new data center switch and fabric controller that position it to support both SDN and NFV.

Sprint Joins Forces With Rural America on LTE
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

A new program with the CCA and NetAmerica Alliance will give Sprint a nationwide LTE footprint and rural providers a ready-made way to LTE with supported handsets.

The Rise of Virtual EPC
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/26/2014

The Evolved Packet Core (EPC) has emerged as one of the leading candidates for network functions virtualization (NFV).

Cox Eyes Addressable Ad Trials
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Cox Media is ready to begin trials with Invidi to deliver addressable ads into live linear television.

Boingo Expands Hotspot 2.0 Trial to 23 Airports
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

But wireless operators are taking a more cautious approach to the authentication technology.

Enter the Leading Lights Awards… NOW!
Shades of Ray | 3/26/2014

Time is running out to be a part of this year's Leading Lights, the annual awards program run by Light Reading.

Scratch Wireless Eyes International Expansion
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Sprint MVNO wants to takes its infrastructure-free, WiFi-first model to other countries.

Sales Slump Takes Shine Off ZTE's Profits
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

After a loss in 2012, ZTE was back in the black last year thanks to tax rebates, but its sales dipped significantly.

'Foreign' Tech Key to Cable Next-Gen Strategies
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Light Reading Live event in Denver digs into shift to all-IP and virtualization by cable industry, as well as new video strategies.

Eurobites: Orange Reviews Spanish Strategy
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Openet and OpenCloud enjoy a conscious coupling; Redknee's on the Swedish railways; Telenor sells Conax.

NBN Digs a Hole for Itself
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Australia's national broadband network project is in disarray.

Telefónica Looks to SDN for Network Flexibility
News Analysis | 3/26/2014

Telefonica is looking to implement mature SDN solutions in 2015 at the earliest.

Cisco's Cloud Bet: What's in It for SPs?
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

Cisco wants to partner with service providers to bring cloud services to market.

Sprint's Hesse: HD Voice Goes Nationwide in July
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

Sprint CEO Hesse says HD Voice is still the 'killer app' as he explains the operator's 4G future in Boston.

A Peek Inside CenturyLink's Cloud Expansion
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

As the carrier announces three new data centers and a major expansion of five others, what's the underlying strategy?

Comcast-TWC: Merger of Equals in Poor Service?
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

Consumers Union thinks the latest customer satisfaction ratings for Comcast and Time Warner Cable should give regulators great pause when considering the proposed merger of the two MSOs.

Sprint Loses Its Small Cell Guru
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

Iyad Tarazi is leaving the company amidst more SoftBank shake-up.

Axell & Friends Snag World Trade DAS Deal
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

Axell & Co. provide a multi-radio DAS in the World Trade Center to support fire, police and first responders.

Power Companies Promise Gigabit Broadband
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

Two cooperative power companies, Co-Mo Comm and Habersham EMC, are the latest electric utilities to announce plans to launch gigabit broadband service.

Eurobites: Telefónica Teams With Akamai
News Analysis | 3/25/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: cable overtakes DSL for Dutch broadband; BT partners with EE; MasterCard gives Monitise a leg up.

Big Fish in the CCA's Pond
Que Sera Sarah | 3/25/2014

The CCA's biggest members, Sprint and T-Mobile, are friends with the smaller carriers, but would they turn foe if they joined forces?

Can Cisco Help SPs Offer Cloud-based Apps?
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

New Cisco Intercloud offers infrastructure on which service providers, such as Telstra, can build their own differentiated cloud offers.

NSA Reportedly Spying on Huawei: What's Chinese for 'Ironic'?
Shades of Ray | 3/24/2014

The NSA gives the Huawei 'security threat' story a new angle...

Boingo Set for World Trade Center Wireless Network Deal
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Boingo has Port Authority approval to install a WiFi and DAS system in parts of the World Trade Center in NYC in a deal that has been several years in the making.

Apple, Comcast in Streaming TV Talks – Report
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Apple wants guaranteed service quality over Comcast's access network, according to a WSJ report.

Cable Pads US Broadband Lead
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Despite strong growth for the AT&T U-verse and Verizon FiOS Internet services, cable operators increase their dominance of the US broadband market.

Euronews: Nokia Handsets Sale Delayed
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Interoute profits up; Turkey defends Twitter ban; Huawei in Zambia; why Vodafone was nearly Vodaphone.

Cisco Set to Launch Cloud Services
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Plans data center investments to enter cloud computing market dominated by Amazon.

Comcast's Home Hotspots Heat Up
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Comcast sees an uptick in home hotspot usage and calls WiFi 'our mobile network of choice.'

Netflix CEO Wants 'Strong' Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 3/24/2014

Reed Hastings lambasts 'big ISPs' that charge 'tolls' for direct connections to their broadband networks and calls for stronger net neutrality rules in US, spurring retort from Comcast.

AT&T Shuts Down Alerts Beta to Revamp
Que Sera Sarah | 3/24/2014

AT&T says a new and improved location-based messaging service is coming later this year.

Going All IP
Column | 3/24/2014

Why the metro network may become the sweet spot for cable operators to leverage SDN.

LR Community Loves Itself Some 400G
News Analysis | 3/21/2014

By a not-so-wide margin, respondents to our recent poll say they want 400G as the next step beyond 100G.

A10 IPO Sputters Off the Ground
News Analysis | 3/21/2014

The price for the application delivery controller vendor was $15.55 at 2:05 p.m. ET Friday, up about 3.7% from its IPO price of $15.

See Comptel Plus 2014 in Pictures: Springtime in Vegas
Slide Shows | 3/21/2014

Thousands escape the cold hard winter to bask in the Vegas sunshine, do some interconnection deals, and debate the future of competition

TWC Execs' Prize? A Cool $135M
News Analysis | 3/21/2014

Comcast proposes up to $135 million in 'golden parachute compensation' for senior Time Warner Cable executives if the merger of the two companies is successfully completed.

ETSI & ONF Hold Hands Over SDN & NFV
News Analysis | 3/21/2014

ETSI and ONF are working together to further the development of NFV specs.

Euronews: Bouygues Back in SFR Frame With Higher Offer
News Analysis | 3/21/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Turkey blocks Twitter; roaming milestone; chickens from hell!

Huawei's Handsets Man Has Been Here Before
News Analysis | 3/21/2014

Colin Giles is using all the experience he gained from his days at Nokia to help sustain Huawei as a top 3 provider in the smartphone market.

SDN & NFV: Evolution, Not Revolution
Column | 3/21/2014

The shift toward SDN and NFV is not so much a revolution as just the latest example of ongoing industry evolution that should spur services innovation.

Altiostar: Cisco's Backdoor RAN?
Jonestown | 3/20/2014

Cisco may not be in the 4G macro RAN but its investment in Altiostar is edging it closer than ever before.

It Takes $280M to Tango
News Analysis | 3/20/2014

Mobile messaging and social networking app raises $280 million to innovate, hire new talent, and expand its content partnerships.

Stephen Bye, The Network Guy
Que Sera Sarah | 3/20/2014

All eyes are on Sprint's CTO, the man behind Network Vision, as he looks to build out a market-leading LTE network from a patchwork of different spectrum holdings.

MRV Bounces Back
News Analysis | 3/20/2014

Optical equipment vendor has turned itself around and is back on Nasdaq.

Euronews: Slim's Austrian Plan Hits Roadblock
News Analysis | 3/20/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: EE overnight outage; suicides at Orange France; spam fightback by UK mobile operators.

WOW Bucks Cable Trend
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

Big US cable overbuilder posts video and broadband subscriber gains for the fourth quarter as it closes out 2013 on a stronger note than most large MSOs.

One Source Adds Cloud Assurance
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

Teaming with AppNeta, One Source offers app-level monitoring, and continues to expand the reach of its global network.

Cisco Invests in 4G LTE Startup Altiostar
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

Cisco confirms to Light Reading that it has invested in the stealth LTE infrastructure startup Altiostar, which is looking at ways to add density to urban 4G.

Look Out Below: Pay-TV Posts First Yearly Sub Drop
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

Two new research reports indicate that the US pay-TV industry finally hit the wall last year, as cable sub losses overwhelmed customer gains by telco and satellite TV providers.

Towerstream Proposes a Small-Cell Alternative
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

New Towerstream subsidiary HetNets Tower says wireless operators can work with it for ready-made small-cell backhaul and public access deployment sites.

Comcast Opens Live Streaming Spigot
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

Comcast is adding 18 new live TV channels to its Xfinity TV Go app and Xfinity website for viewing over WiFi, boosting its total streaming lineup to more than 40 channels.

US Carriers Should Fix Own Regulatory Crisis
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

An industry exec advocates solving the issue of how to interconnect in the all-IP realm, instead of leaving it to the regulators and politicians.

Midokura, Cumulus Bridge Virtual & Reality
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

The two companies are working together on server software designed to connect virtual networks with applications running on physical servers.

NSN Mixes ChinaCache Into Its Liquid Apps
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

ChinaCache's CDN in NSN basestations will enable operators to offer quicker content delivery and more personalized apps.

Network Managers Cite SDN Roadblocks
Column | 3/19/2014

Support for SDN is overwhelming, but network managers face obstacles and concerns, according to a report from the OpenDaylight Project.

Altiostar Networks: Hola, LTE!
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

Next-gen radio access startup headed by Starent's former CEO appears to have some traction down Mexico way.

Euronews: Make Big Data Less Scary, Says Kroes
News Analysis | 3/19/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgacom uses JDSU's SPIT offering; Telecom Italia lines up new chairman; how EMEA divides its screen time.

Harris Broadcast Does the Splits
News Analysis | 3/18/2014

Under new CEO Charlie Vogt, Harris Broadcast divides itself up into two separate, privately owned firms -- Imagine Communications and GatesAir.

Reliance Rebrands With Its Head in the Cloud
News Analysis | 3/18/2014

'All of our customers are going to be in the cloud. They might not know it yet, but they're going to be there,' CEO Bill Barney tells Light Reading.

Arbor Unveils a Network Security 'DVR'
News Analysis | 3/18/2014

Also: NSN and DT open security center; CSG offers crime-fighting software; Heavy Reading hosts a security show.

Amazon Gets on the Stick Too
News Analysis | 3/18/2014

The Amazon set-top that Bloomberg said would launch last fall is now reportedly in the queue for next month. And it's no longer a set-top, but a streaming stick.

Lessons From the All-IP Transition
DOS Attack | 3/18/2014

Network equipment providers (NEPs) should take a close look at what they've learned from the transition to all-IP networks as they adapt to a world that's embracing SDN and NFV.

Windstream CEO: Protect Interconnection
News Analysis | 3/18/2014

The transition to the all-IP network can't eliminate network interconnection processes that deliver greater choice to businesses.

Euronews: Power Couple Vows to Take NFV Forward
News Analysis | 3/18/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: what Vodafone does next; Numericable's plans for SFR; privatizations that might and might not happen.

Small Cells as a Service? Not So Fast, MSOs...
Jonestown | 3/17/2014

AT&T Small Cells chief Gordon Mansfield is "skeptical" about the "small cells as a service" concept that MSOs have been talking up.

Samplify Systems Shuts Its Doors
News Analysis | 3/17/2014

Signal compression expert appears to have gone out of business.

Boxfish Snatches the Bait
News Analysis | 3/17/2014

Video data startup closes $7 million funding round to expand its TV discovery and audience targeting technology.

Sprint Adds 20 New LTE Markets
News Analysis | 3/17/2014

Sprint adds 20 new LTE markets, re-affirms target to cover 250M people with 4G by middle of 2014.

AT&T Talks Small Cells, DAS in New Ads
Que Sera Sarah | 3/17/2014

Rather than go after its competitors or further muddle the term 4G, AT&T is trying a new approach to advertising -- actually explaining how it's improving its network.

ONO Says Yes to Vodafone
News Analysis | 3/17/2014

Vodafone strikes euro 7.2 billion deal to acquire Spanish cable operator to add to its European non-mobile assets.

BSS in Need of Virtualization Overhaul
News Analysis | 3/17/2014

New Heavy Reading report sheds light on how billing systems have to change to support NFV and SDN.

Euronews: Telefónica, Huawei Test SDN
News Analysis | 3/17/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone buys ONO; TeliaSonera faces US probe into Uzbek unit; Orange 4G roaming extended.

Midokura Does Net Virtualization at Web Scale
News Analysis | 3/17/2014

MidoNet uses an overlay approach to help cloud providers achieve web scale.

TWC: We'll Give Comcast a Business Boost
News Analysis | 3/14/2014

TW Cable CEO Rob Marcus says his company could give Comcast a nice boost in the commercial services space if the pending deal between the two MSOs goes through.

Raman Heats Up
News Analysis | 3/14/2014

Raman optical amplification technology is the talk of the optical sector once again.

The Re-Resurgence of the Prepaid Wars
Que Sera Sarah | 3/14/2014

With AT&T closing its Leap acquisition and Sprint introducing a new prepaid brand, contract-free service is once again becoming the biggest battleground in wireless.

Euronews: Suri Slated for Nokia Top Job
News Analysis | 3/14/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Vodafone close to ONO deal; Vivendi favors Numericable bid for SFR, says minister; the future of phone chargers.

Infinera Shifts Up a Gear
Shades of Ray | 3/13/2014

It looks like the next few years could be the making of the photonic integrated circuit (PIC) system specialist.

FCC Green-Lights AT&T's Leap Buy
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

Regulators say the concessions AT&T has made are enough to satisfy public interest concerns.

Ciena Develops an SDN Controller
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

It bases its controller on an OpenDaylight framework and develops applications that can take advantage of a programmable network.

Cable Vets Launch IP Video Startup
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

Describing itself as "a next-generation cable provider," Boston-based Layer3 TV emerged from stealth mode today with the announcement that it has closed an initial $21 million funding round.

OFC 2014 in Pictures: Can Haz Coffee?
Slide Shows | 3/13/2014

Warning: This photo gallery from OFC 2014 conference contains a gratuitous photo of a puppy and kitten.

OFC: Available Now – True 10G Stuff!
Column | 3/13/2014

There's lots of talk at OFC about the future of 400G, but for those who want real-world products, then there's plenty of 10G tech to touch.

Liberty Global Joins Team RDK
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

With an announcement today at Cable Congress in Amsterdam, Liberty Global said it will team with Comcast and Time Warner Cable as a strategic member of RDK Management LLC.

Two Faces of Distributed NFV
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

CenturyLink and Masergy are both interested in Distributed NFV but their approaches are somewhat different.

T-Mobile Repurposes 2G to Get an LTE Edge
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

One year into its LTE deployment, T-Mobile is planning to repurpose its 2G EDGE network to 4G and take on Verizon's claims that its footprint doesn't measure up.

White Boxes Don't Scale
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

White boxes don't scale, say the CTOs of Windstream and Equinix.

Euronews: Liberty Global Plans Pan-European MVNO
News Analysis | 3/13/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia invests in Here; NSN focuses on mobile security; more Uzbek shenanigans.

TWC Subs Say No to Data Caps
News Analysis | 3/12/2014

Proving that money isn't everything, a $5 monthly discount isn't enough to convince most TWC customers to choose a data-limited broadband plan over an unlimited one.

JDSU Is Still an Optical Force
News Analysis | 3/12/2014

The optical components vendor makes several product announcements at OFC and claims its piece of the SDN hype

AT&T Tests Drivers' Desire to Pay for LTE
News Analysis | 3/12/2014

Audi and AT&T offer a 6- or 30-month LTE data plan for in-car connectivity as part of AT&T customers' Mobile Share plans.

Arris Bags CCAP Deal in Germany
News Analysis | 3/12/2014

Liberty Global's Unitymedia KabelBW deploys the Arris E6000 Converged Edge Router in Germany, extending the vendor's potential CCAP reach to millions more cable subscribers.

Ciena CEO: I'm So Excited!
News Analysis | 3/12/2014

And he just can't hide it... An exuberant Gary Smith implores the networking industry to 'play nice' to keep the network relevant in a content-centric world.

Jury Still Out on LTE-Unlicensed
Column | 3/12/2014

The eventual success of LTE-U will depend on mobile operators' willingness to take on it rather than carrier WiFi -- an open question.

Euronews: Berners-Lee Wants Online Bill of Rights
News Analysis | 3/12/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: SFR bidding war hots up; trouble in Uzbekistan for VimpelCom; Brits can't get enough fast broadband.

SDN Specs Bodies Come Under Fire
News Analysis | 3/11/2014

At OFC, executives from BT and Alcatel-Lucent provide less than flattering views on the SDN standards landscape.

The Most Depressing And/Or Inspirational Thing You'll Read Today
Column | 3/11/2014

Service providers face tough economic and engineering obstacles to meeting bandwidth demands. And that's good news.

How Comcast Could Take on YouTube
Column | 3/11/2014

Reports that Comcast has a YouTube competitor in the works may have been overstated, but that doesn't mean the cable company won't go that route in the future.

Many Pay-TV Subs Still Unhappy Campers
News Analysis | 3/11/2014

A Digitalsmiths study finds that up to 43% of North American pay-TV subscribers could be considered "at-risk" customers if they're not presented with better reasons to stay.

Open Source Breaks Optical Barriers
News Analysis | 3/11/2014

A new industry group plans to break down the cost, complexity, and interoperability issues that are hampering data center operators and cloud service providers.

Boingo: Carrier WiFi Offload Still a Year Out
News Analysis | 3/11/2014

The big four US operators are hard at work on DAS but are still wading through marketing and mechanics to deploy WiFi offload as part of their network strategies.

Euronews: Colt Deploys ADVA's 100G
News Analysis | 3/11/2014

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Orange considers African retreat; Samsung tops 2013 Euro patents list; NSN tests HSUPA in Turin.

Mobile VC Pulls in $592.9M in February
News Analysis | 3/11/2014

Latest Rutberg & Co. report finds that virtual reality, supply chain and mobile hospital apps bringing in the big bucks.

OMG... It's OFC! Part 1
Slide Shows | 3/10/2014

Pics from San Francisco as the Moscone Center prepares to host the optical crew.

T-Mobile: Going Bananas for Low-Band
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

T-Mobile CTO expects AT&T 700MHz A-Band deal to close in Q2 and is planning ahead for spectrum expansion in 2014 through 2015.

Going Beyond 100G? Not So Fast…
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/10/2014

There's growing urgency around the need to migrate beyond 100G to 400G transport networks, but who is driving that urgency? Is 400G really the next evolutionary step?

Sprint Sparks to Reduce Churn, Save Unlimited
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

Sprint's Network Vision is about more than improving its network; it's the carrier's only way to reverse customer losses and hold on to its unlimited promise.

OFC: Ciena Smartens Up Photonic Layer
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

Ciena expands its photonic layer intelligence and management capabilities via new WaveLogic Photonics tools.

Verizon's Coming Attractions: 4G Video
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo highlights the importance of coming 4G multicast video for the operator as it looks to expand wireless revenue streams.

Aereo App for Chromecast Due This Month
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

Aereo's app for the Google streaming stick is set to debut as Aereo nears its date with the US Supreme Court.

Embracing Technological Change
Column | 3/10/2014

Where will the segmentation of functions lead cable operators as they start to ponder distributed access architectures?

NTT Taps SDN to Enhance Cloud Flexibility
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

The service provider looks to SDN to reduce opex.

Year of the Horse: Can China Telecoms Break Into a Gallop?
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

The next 12 months look set to radically alter the mobile services landscape in China.

Euronews: Iliad Shares Soar in Wake of Bouygues Pact
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Kroes warns against digital walls; Vodafone ups offer for ONO; Sonera swallows smaller rival.

Telefónica Walks the Digital Tightrope
Shades of Ray | 3/10/2014

The Spanish giant has reorganized and given its Digital operation a more prominent, central role, but now it has a very fine balancing act to make sure it doesn't destroy its digital heritage.

Windstream Taps Infinera for National Buildout
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

Using existing fiber, the carrier will build its first national DWDM network, reaching into major metro areas.

ClariPhy Tackles Coherent Metro Nets
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

A brace of new products is bringing coherent technology to the metro market and to the SDN domain.

Who Will Buy Intune Networks?
News Analysis | 3/10/2014

The optical burst specialist is in financial difficulties and it's hard to imagine it'll be left to go out of business.

Poll: Backhaul Holds Up City Small Cells
Que Sera Sarah | 3/10/2014

Thirty-five percent of Light Reading's nearly 700 poll takers tell us that backhaul is the biggest impediment to public access small-cell deployments.

Controller Freak
DOS Attack | 3/7/2014

Cisco is consolidating its controllers, but not in favor of OpenDaylight's.

WiFiForward Presses for 5GHz
News Analysis | 3/7/2014

In its first event, the new WiFiForward coalition makes the case for re-allocating wireless spectrum in the 5-gigahertz band.

Google, Microsoft Challenge Service Providers
News Analysis | 3/7/2014

Google and Microsoft have mature clouds with sophisticated SDN, light-years ahead of service provider implementations.

Telco Data Centers: Crisis Control
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/7/2014

Looking for a telco pain point? Seek no further than the data center...

Nielsen: Multiscreen Viewing Taking Off
News Analysis | 3/7/2014

Smartphone and Internet video viewing are both sharply on the rise, according to the latest Nielsen Cross-Platform report.

Euronews: Vodafone Connects With Audi, VW
News Analysis | 3/7/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: GSMA sets out single-market concerns; Telecom Italia cancels dividend; Apple's remarkable tax efficiency.

SDN, NFV Not Slashing Wireless Capex Yet
News Analysis | 3/7/2014

US wireless operators are expecting to save capex through SDN and NFV, but not quite this year.

Is 4K Ultra HD in Cable's Future?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/7/2014

The expected arrival of 4K Ultra High-Definition TV (UHD) will present some significant challenges to cable providers.

Playing by the Rules: The Success of Unlicensed Spectrum
Column | 3/7/2014

The dizzying pace of change in unlicensed wireless spectrum isn't slowing down.

Synacor CEO Quits as Financials Plunge
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

Longtime chief Ron Frankel says he will give up his post after 13 years as the multiscreen video specialist reports big drops in net income, revenue, and other key numbers.

John Saw to Become Sprint Network Boss
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

The ex-Clearwire CTO will become network chief at Sprint as Bob Azzi retires. Sprint says its Network Vision and Spark schedules remain the same.

Flyin' Facebook: Now Zuckerberg Eyes Drones?
Jonestown | 3/6/2014

If Facebook buys a drone maker, it could be looking for a way to connect hard-to-network places around the globe.

Packet-Optical Drives Ciena's Sales
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

As legacy sales reduce, packet-optical revenues leap.

Windstream Makes Regional Cloud Play
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

Operator focuses on businesses closest to its 27 data centers in delivering a consultative approach to selling cloud.

Dish Kindles TV Everywhere Flame
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

Dish Network introduces TV Everywhere app for Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablets, further expanding the range of multiscreen devices for its pending OTT service.

Leading Lights Awards: Could You Win?
Shades of Ray | 3/6/2014

Is it really that time again already? It sure is...

Could Tata Be Facebook's Next M&A Target?
Que Sera Sarah | 3/6/2014

Following its WhatsApp acquisition, a deal for the Indian telco Tata Communications could be just crazy enough to work for the social network.

Cisco Tweaks Enterprise Marketing Model
DOS Attack | 3/6/2014

As it tussles with financial drama and SDN issues, Cisco's answer to both could be a marketing and pricing revamp for enterprise products.

Engineering VP Hops the Train Out of PlumGrid
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

SDN hopeful PlumGrid is set to announce a new VP engineering after the departure of former Cisco staffer Lele Nardin.

Euronews: Huawei Has Project Spring In Its Step
News Analysis | 3/6/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Orange squeezed by domestic pressures; extra investment pays off for Deutsche Telekom; bids in for SFR.

Roku Sticks It to Google
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

Roku's new HDMI-connected Streaming Stick is more expensive than Google's Chromecast device, but it comes with a lot more content.

Sprint Tests Small Cells at the Speedway
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

Sprint has used Qualcomm's chips in two separate trials with Nascar to test what it says is the densest deployment of small cells anywhere.

MWC14: DT's Leaning Tower of M2M
LRTV Documentaries | 3/5/2014

Deutsche Telekom's Smart City initiative is designed to bring connectivity to traffic lights, parking meters, and other city staples, starting in Pisa, Italy.

Equinix Offers Optimization Options
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

New Performance Hub service will package WAN, datacenter, and equipment in a customized package mostly aimed at enterprises.

Sprint Eyes SDN to Re-Craft Its Core
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

Sprint CTO Stephen Bye says SDN will be key to evolving the operator's network core, but it's waiting on industry standardization to start the evolution.

Casa Seizes Early CCAP Lead
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

Casa Systems and Arris charge ahead as CCAP market takes off in the fourth quarter, leaving Cisco, CommScope, and Harmonic in the dust out of the box.

Euronews: MTS Joins RCS Club
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Bouygues to bid for SFR; Telenor uses AlcaLu vectoring; Tele2 may quit Norway.

AT&T Readies LTE-Only Small Cells, Eyes Multimode by 2015
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

AT&T's small cell guru Gordon Mansfield walks Light Reading through the operator's latest thinking on the diminutive basestations.

AT&T Reveals Audacious SDN Plans
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

AT&T's User-Defined Network Cloud will allow customers to self-provision network services on the fly, as they now do with compute servers and storage from cloud providers.

MWC14: What Are Telcos For?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/5/2014

A view of Mobile World Congress from the outside - it looks a whole lot different and doesn't require comfortable shoes.

FreedomPop Launches 'Snowden Phone'
News Analysis | 3/5/2014

Prompted by NSA revelations, FreedomPop is launching a phone with 128-bit encryption and secure browsing for $189.

Comcast Plugs TWC Deal With Internet Program
News Analysis | 3/4/2014

With its eye on federal regulators, Comcast expands and extends its Internet Essentials program for low-income families while touting the benefits of its proposed buyout of TWC.

Infinera Flexes Its Multi-Layer Muscles
News Analysis | 3/4/2014

The optical vendor makes three announcements aimed at improving control over multi-layer transport networks in advance of carrier SDN.

No Mickey Mouse Deal for Dish
Alantown | 3/4/2014

Sweeping, multiscreen video content rights pact between Disney and Dish Network sets the stage for both programmers and pay-TV providers to go over the top.

Verizon Centralizes Its SDM With AlcaLu
News Analysis | 3/4/2014

Data management platform will expedite its LTE expansion, but could also be a single point of massive failure if not executed correctly.

Euronews: Ukraine Networks Under Attack
News Analysis | 3/4/2014

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Securing WiFi in Sochi; cloud services player gets accredited; Irish messaging startup bags euro 15 million.

MRV Looking to Regain Momentum
News Analysis | 3/4/2014

With several announcements planned for OFC 2014, MRV Communications is trying to push hard in the optical sector, a market it almost gave up on.

MWC14: Analytics Holds the Key
LRTV Documentaries | 3/4/2014

Mobile operators can deploy all the cutting-edge technologies going, but they'll be wasting their investments if they can't extract and analyze data from their networks, devices, and OSS/BSS systems.

ONS Day 1: Pac-Man Escapes From Alcatraz
Slide Shows | 3/4/2014

Pac-Man, green rice, and mysterious orange blogs were highlights of the Open Networking Summit. Also, people talked about networking.

AOptix Rejoins the Backhaul Bandwagon
News Analysis | 3/4/2014

High-flier returns with some earthly backhaul.

Comcast Spins Wheel for FreeWheel
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

Source confirms reports that Comcast is in advanced negotiations to buy video ad-serving company FreeWheel for an estimated $320 million.

Can Cable Stick One on Chromecast?
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

Should the cable industry follow Google's lead and develop its own HDMI streaming stick solution? Many think so.

Samsung Snags Verizon 4G Small Cell Indoor Deal
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

Verizon has picked Samsung as an SMB LTE small cell provider.

NEC Intros SDN 'Controller of Controllers'
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

The Unified Network Coordinator is designed to connect multiple datacenters in a single virtual network.

Brocade Bridges SDN & MPLS
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

The company is adding OpenFlow 1.3 support to its products to help service providers build hybrid OpenFlow and MPLS networks.

TE Reckons Coolbit Is Hot Stuff
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

Optical module vendor believes two years of R&D has given it a power-efficient, high-speed offer for the datacenter and telco markets.

Open SDN Driving the Operator Market
Column | 3/3/2014

The O3 Project is an operator-led R&D initiative that seeks to make a variety of WAN elements compatible with SDN.

Social Media & Customer Care: How Best to Integrate Them
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/3/2014

As telecom services become increasingly complex, telcos are moving toward the digital sector to improve real-time self-service (RTSS).

Euronews: LTE-A Trials Hit Belgium
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

Also in today's regional roundup: The battle for SFR heats up; LTE expansion in UAE; mobile tower funding in Africa; and Middle East action for TeliaSonera IC.

Apple CarPlay Puts Siri in the Driver's Seat
News Analysis | 3/3/2014

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, and others will embed the rebranded 'iOS in the Car' in their vehicles for hands-free apps and infotainment.

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