News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
Mobile Video: a $16B Market in 5 Years?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/29/2009

US and Italy are advanced markets today, but Asia/Pac will be the growth engine puffing up mobile TV and video over the next few years

DoJ: Butt Out of Cablevision RS-DVR Case
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/29/2009

Dept. of Justice gives MSO a lift by urging the US Supreme Court not to hear a case centered on Cablevision's 'remote-storage' DVR

APAC Bucks Optical Trend
AsiaBlog | 5/29/2009

1:15 PM The global market for optical gear is slowing, but growing fast in Asia/Pacific

T Italia Set to Take IPTV Crown
News Analysis | 5/29/2009

After years of trailing FastWeb, Telecom Italia is set to become the biggest IPTV player in Italy this year, reckons Pyramid Research

TWC Still Has a Mind for Metering
The Bauminator | 5/29/2009

11:15 AM Although the MSO backpedaled on expanding its Internet metering trials, TWC chief still thinks it's the way of the broadband future

IndiaWatch: 3G Auction Imminent
News Analysis | 5/29/2009

With national elections out of the way, government minister says he expects 3G auction within two months, plus other news from India

Cable ONE Snares HD Set-Top Waiver
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/29/2009

Despite CEA opposition, the FCC has given Cable ONE the green light to deploy low-cost, one-way set-top boxes with hi-def capabilities

P-Day May Hold Surprises
LR Mobile Column | 5/29/2009

Palm fans are looking to the Pre smartphone as the company's savior, but can it build enough of them?

Comcast Lighting Up 100 Mbit/s?
The Bauminator | 5/28/2009

5:30 PM Let the speculation begin...

Cablevision's Telco Body Blow
The Bauminator | 5/28/2009

4:45 PM MSO attacks the business services mid-section with a 24-line VoIP offering

WiMax & LTE Meet the Real World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/28/2009

Unstrung tries to get beyond the theoretical peak speeds of new mobile broadband networks from AT&T, Clearwire, and Verizon

Contentinople | 5/28/2009

4:15 PM Microsoft will introduce its new search engine, Bing, in June

Brocade Tweaks Cisco
Craig's A-List | 5/28/2009

3:45 PM Fun with SAN numbers

China Set for IPTV Explosion
News Analysis | 5/28/2009

IPTV uptake is set to go wild in China in the next few years, with analysts predicting nearly 15 million users by the end of 2012

Back to Basics With Huawei
AsiaBlog | 5/28/2009

2:10 PM Will Huawei's new 2G BTS for rural markets spark a ultra-low-cost infrastructure market?

TiVo Covers Its Cable Bases
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/28/2009

TiVo to get 'primary DVR' status in a Comcast tru2way market, while a deal with Evolution Broadband gives TiVo exposure with Tier 2 MSOs

Eircom Stake up for Grabs
EuroBlog | 5/28/2009

10:30 AM Majority stake in Irish incumbent reportedly for sale

BT Bonus Brouhaha
EuroBlog | 5/28/2009

9:30 AM Focus on 'rewards for failure' at BT

Operators Push for LTE Automation
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/28/2009

Self-Organizing Networks (SONs) are hot, but vendors can't yet match carriers' demands for LTE kit that configures and optimizes itself

AT&T Speeds Up U-verse Visits
The Philter | 5/27/2009

8:30 PM More customers offer the carrier more practice for its U-verse double- and triple-play services

MSFT Reaches for Smaller Operators
TelcoTV Thoughts | 5/27/2009

5:50 PM But is there enough Tier 2 and Tier 3 business to go around?

Telcordia Invests in OSS Specialist
News Analysis | 5/27/2009

Telcordia unveils new home network OSS with OEM partner Fine Point Technologies and takes an unspecified stake in its tech partner

Nortel Offers Up Its LG-Nortel Stake
News Analysis | 5/27/2009

As it considers the selloff of some business units, Nortel says it's also interested in divesting its LG-Nortel stake

Planning to Plan
The Bauminator | 5/27/2009

5:20 PM FCC issues report outlining how it will go about developing a national broadplan plan, due next February

AT&T Boosts 3G Networks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/27/2009

The carrier will be spending nearly $18 billion to double the speed of its mobile data networks up to 7.2 Mbit/s

Netronome's Soft Side
Craig's A-List | 5/27/2009

4:45 PM It's all fun and games until someone has to program something

Adobe: Tru2way Won't Shackle Flash
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/27/2009

The company thinks Flash can be a hit on set-tops even if it never becomes an official extension to the tru2way specs

EchoStar's IPTV Move
TelcoTV Thoughts | 5/27/2009

4:00 PM EchoStar's ViP-TV service picks up where IP Prime left off

Microsoft's Virtual IPTV Math
EuroBlog | 5/27/2009

2:35 PM In a virtual world, IPTV needs fewer servers

Cox Calls for More Mobile Aid
The Bauminator | 5/27/2009

11:30 AM MSO is still mum about the features of its promised wireless product, but the company's vendors are keeping busy

Look Back at ANGA
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/27/2009

No, not a new take on John Osborne's literary career – news highlights from Day 1 of the European cable show

Swan Buys Some Reach
AsiaBlog | 5/27/2009

7:45 AM India's Swan Telecom purchases Allianz Infratech for urban coverage

A Tru2way App Store?
The Bauminator | 5/26/2009

6:15 PM Someday. Maybe

Sweden Claims LTE First
Wireless Bits | 5/26/2009

5:55 PM Ericsson and TeliaSonera unveil first LTE site

ActiveVideo Buys Into European iTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/26/2009

ActiveVideo snaps up Avinity Systems and sets its sights on bringing cloud-based television to European MSOs and IPTV players

Tradeshow Tactics
Craig's A-List | 5/26/2009

5:30 PM HP outshined Cisco at Interop, and with good reason

Facebook Valuation Drops
Contentinople | 5/26/2009

4:40 PM Valuation falls more than $5B with latest investment

Sommer Time for Sistema
EuroBlog | 5/26/2009

2:30 PM Former DT chief is back in a carrier hot seat

T-Mobile: Voice Discord Threatens LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/26/2009

T-Mobile urges industry to select a unified approach for delivering early voice-over-LTE services and says it can't wait for IMS

SK Broadband Goes for IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/26/2009

Korean MSO implements Harmonic's CMTS bypass approach to help unify how video is delivered via its cable, DSL, and fiber-fed networks

NTT Splashes on Subsea Assets
News Analysis | 5/26/2009

Japanese giant buys transpacific cable operator for more than $100 million and joins pan-Asia/Pacific subsea cable consortium

Bharti, MTN in $23 Billion Talks
News Analysis | 5/26/2009

It's back on! Bharti Airtel and MTN return to the merger talks table with plans to create an international growth markets giant

Is Tru2way Ready to Grow Up?
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/22/2009

A CableLabs 'reference implementation,' due out in mid-June, aims to lower the barrier to entry for app developers and set-top makers

Spain Set for FTTH Surge
News Analysis | 5/22/2009

Regulator predicts almost half of Spanish households will have fiber access in 14 years' time

Little Laptops Could Drive Big Data Usage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/22/2009

Predicted growth in netbook market from Pyramid is another sign that tiny computers could have a big impact on 3G and proto-4G networks

Hulu Heads for UK
EuroBlog | 5/22/2009

12:20 PM Because we don't have enough choice already...

ZTE Bags Another $10B in Credit
News Analysis | 5/22/2009

With a $15 billion credit line already in its pocket, Chinese vendor ZTE adds to it with a further $10 billion bank lending facility

Huawei Overtakes AlcaLu – Again!
News Analysis | 5/22/2009

Research report shows 3G rollouts in China have made Huawei the #3 player in the mobile infrastructure market, ahead of Alcatel-Lucent

Verizon: Pay Us or Die
Monkey Bidness | 5/22/2009

9:40 AM Do not mess with the phone company

Everyone Loves IBM
Craig's A-List | 5/22/2009

7:40 AM Partnerships everywhere. Is it soup yet?

Verizon: Optical Equals Cheaper LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/21/2009

Verizon VP explains – on video – how moving to packet-optical backhaul could have costs benefits at the cell tower

YouTube Seeks Still More UGC
Contentinople | 5/21/2009

4:50 PM 20 hours of user-generated video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, but the site is still after more

Acer to Release Google Android Phone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/21/2009

Acer looks to take up to 5% of the smartphone market in the next five years with feature-rich handsets

Get On With It!
EuroBlog | 5/21/2009

2:15 PM Carriers need to pull their fingers out if the Telco 2.0 world is to become a reality

Koreans Tune In to IPTV
News Analysis | 5/21/2009

Only a few months after services launched, South Korea's three main carriers amassed more than 220,000 IPTV customers

NSN Probes BSNL Bid Process
AsiaBlog | 5/21/2009

NOON Reports suggest NSN hasn't given up on its quest to win some new BSNL business

Is Woven Systems Coming Unraveled?
News Analysis | 5/21/2009

It may be curtains if the 10Gig switch vendor can't secure another round of funding soon

IPTV Scores at Cowboys Stadium
News Analysis | 5/21/2009

CommScope and others help outfit a massive venue with an impressive video infrastructure

How Will Cable Deliver IPTV?
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/21/2009

MSOs are still weighing the pros and cons of IPTV

AT&T: Look Before You Leap
Jonestown | 5/20/2009

5:40 PM Subs and spectrum are key in rumored AT&T buyout plans

Sonus Looking at Nortel Assets, Cedar Point
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/20/2009

Sonus has eyes for Nortel's VoIP and switching assets, and more cable-focused vendor Cedar Point, analyst says

Good News & Bad News
Contentinople | 5/20/2009

4:00 PM There's some of both for TV and cable programmers in Nielsen's latest 'Three-Screen Report'

Photos: Ethernet Expo Europe Part II
Slide Shows | 5/20/2009

Who put on their best faces for this year's Ethernet Expo Europe event in London? Find out in this selection of pics

CEA: Put Box Waivers on Hold
The Bauminator | 5/20/2009

1:20 PM Group says now is the right time for the FCC to propose a security rule that applies to cable, telco, and satellite service providers

BSNL's Global Ambitions
AsiaBlog | 5/20/2009

10:30 AM BSNL signals desire to enter international mobile markets

Aussie Minister Thunders at NBN Critics
News Analysis | 5/20/2009

Government minister comes out fighting in defense of Australia's plans for a fiber access National Broadband Network

Carriers Warm to LTE Femtos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2009

T-Mobile believes femtocell adoption could suit LTE more than 3G, but network planning issues rank high in carrier concerns

Moto Freezes UMTS Femtos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2009

Motorola shifts femto focus from UMTS to CDMA, WiMax, and LTE as operators size up the opportunity for the tiny base stations

Telenor to Test Huawei LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/20/2009

LTE heats up in the Nordics as Telenor reveals plans for a field trial this summer testing gear from Huawei

Beyond 10G
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2009

The transmission migration from 10G has begun, but can we skip 40G on the road to 100GigE?

Sonet to Packet-Optical Transformation
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2009

The migration from Sonet to packet-optical networking seems inevitable, but some disagree on how and when this is going to take place

LR Live: Verizon Plots 100 GigE RFP
News Analysis | 5/19/2009

Speaking at a Light Reading Live event, Verizon veep Stuart Elby explains the carrier's need for backbone speed

RMI, Cavium Compare at the Core
News Analysis | 5/19/2009

Following Cavium's multicore processor announcement, RMI introduces chips based on processor cores running at up to 2 GHz

AT&T Makes Push Into Cloud Storage
News Analysis | 5/19/2009

With Synaptic Storage as a Service, the telecom giant looks to compete with Amazon, Rackspace, and others

Packet-Optical Transport Evolution
LRTV Documentaries | 5/19/2009

Heavy Reading's Sterling Perrin and Verizon's Stuart Elby are featured in this quick take of what's being talked about now at the Packet-Optical Transport Evolution event in New York City

OS Free-For-All
AsiaBlog | 5/19/2009

3:05 PM China Unicom enters the battle of the vowels, and mobile operating systems, with the uPhone

BT Unveils Ethernet Expansion Plans
News Analysis | 5/19/2009

With its new Ethernet switches rolled out in the UK, BT reveals plans for bonded copper access and mobile backhaul synchronization

Docsis 3.0 Modems: ~$70 each
The Bauminator | 5/19/2009

11:15 AM That's what Cablevision claims to be paying today, though the fee charged for activation and installation is $300-plus

Summer Debut for Cablevision Network DVR
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/19/2009

MSO looks set to launch controversial remote storage DVR this summer, and indicates a deal with programmers is in the making

Vodafone's Data Drive
News Analysis | 5/19/2009

Behind the headline earnings numbers lies strong growth in data services, fixed broadband, and emerging markets revenues growth

Interoute's Matthew Finnie
LRTV Interviews | 5/19/2009

Matthew Finnie, CTO and CIO of pan-European carrier Interoute, talks to Ray Le Maistre about using Carrier Ethernet to simplify his firm's corporate offerings

T-Mobile, Orange Open Up on LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/19/2009

European operators list a host of technical hurdles LTE has to clear before it's commercially ready

DoCoMo Adds WiFi Routing to 3G Device
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/19/2009

NTT has chip-level tech that turns a smartphone from NEC into your very own personal WiFi access point

Cox, Fiber Muni in Set-Top Scrape
The Bauminator | 5/18/2009

7:15 PM Lafayette Utilities' request for an FCC waiver gets some static from Cox

Digital Media VC Declines
Contentinople | 5/18/2009

4:00 PM Venture investments in the digital media spaced have decreased by 20% in the past month

Motorola Pulls for POL
Craig's A-List | 5/18/2009

3:20 PM GPON comes to the enterprise UPDATED 5/21

Huawei Touts $2B Deal From BSNL
News Analysis | 5/18/2009

Huawei bags $2B, denies security panel is blocking its chances for more. Also, an India wireless contract round up

Chinese Cash Injection
AsiaBlog | 5/18/2009

2:25 PM Wireless networks to share in $9B government handout

TVN Gets the Urge to Merge
The Bauminator | 5/18/2009

12:05 PM TVN has hooked up with Avail Media, forming content combo with cable and telco TV undercurrents

BT Renews Nortel Deal
EuroBlog | 5/18/2009

11:30 AM It ain't new, but at least it's not bad!

Merger Marries Cable, IPTV Interests
TelcoTV Thoughts | 5/18/2009

11:05 AM VoD aggregators combine, and all are welcome

Clearleap Brings Blip.tv & Others to Cable
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/18/2009

Blip.tv, Next New Networks, and Revision3 sign up with Clearleap, a startup that aggregates Internet video for cable MSOs

TVCabo Seeks Docsis Independence
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/18/2009

Portuguese MSO says Jungo middleware will give it more negotiation power with vendors and help it break free of US product roadmaps

C&W Mulls Apps-Based Pricing
News Analysis | 5/18/2009

Application-based pricing is an aspiration, but not one that's practical just yet, says Cable & Wireless exec

Pyramid: LTE Growth Will Outpace 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/18/2009

New report says that lower costs, a bigger community, and early Chinese interest will help make LTE the biggest mobile standard yet

Amazon's Lessons for Telcos
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/15/2009

Do network operators have what it takes to make an Amazon-style shift to third-party openness?

Positron & Aktino Target Access
News Analysis | 5/15/2009

This week's acquisition of Aktino continues a convoluted saga involving Positron, Marconi, and a product line with at least five parent companies

Move Networks Moves Into ISP Market
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/15/2009

With purchase of Inuk Networks, Move Networks repositions itself as a managed service provider to ISPs

Ethernet Expo: KDDI, Tata Go Global
News Analysis | 5/15/2009

KDDI and Tata Communications boast significant growth in Ethernet service sales and outline their plans and challenges

Huawei Swipes Optical Market Share
News Analysis | 5/15/2009

Vendor's progress in Asia and Europe in a tough economy is not good news for Alcatel-Lucent

Photos: Ethernet Expo Europe Part I
Slide Shows | 5/15/2009

Ethernet Expo: Europe 2009 was buzzing – check out the pics from this year's show

Ethernet Expo: Winning Ways
EuroBlog | 5/15/2009

1:20 PM Ethernet awards and vino collapso closed out this year's Expo

Carrier Ethernet Suffers Shrinkage
News Analysis | 5/15/2009

The carrier Ethernet switch/router market will shrink in value this year before growing again in 2010, according to Heavy Reading

Fighting Liberty
The Bauminator | 5/15/2009

8:20 AM Liberty's attempt to merge DirecTV with some entertainment assets has reached its first roadblock

GoBackTV Lets Cable Cos. 'Drop In' IPTV
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/15/2009

Vendor targets Tier 2 and Tier 3 MSOs with a parallel cable IPTV architecture that puts a new twist on the CMTS bypass concept

Nortel: Closing Time?
The Philter | 5/14/2009

5:15 PM Research house expects to soon see Nortel 'cease operations'

AT&T's U-verse Gets Ready for Ruckus
News Analysis | 5/14/2009

Sources say carrier is starting HD-over-WiFi home networking trials, with deployments soon to follow

Hulu Is No. 2
Contentinople | 5/14/2009

4:45 PM Site pulls ahead of Yahoo in April

A New FiOS Frontier
TelcoTV Thoughts | 5/14/2009

4:15 PM Frontier will gain some valuable FiOS property

MSO Order Delays Hit Vecima
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/14/2009

Revenues dip 34 percent in fiscal Q3 as cable operators tightened their belts and postponed product orders

Is Nokia's Ovi Finnish'd?
LR Mobile Column | 5/14/2009

Capping investment in Ovi signals that Nokia isn't as sold on services as it once was – and that compounds its competitive issues

Ethernet Expo Europe Awards: The Winners
News Analysis | 5/14/2009

Find out who won the inaugural Ethernet Expo Europe Awards, handed out Thursday in London

Ethernet Expo Europe Awards: The Winners
LRTV Soundbites | 5/14/2009

The four inaugural winners were announced today with two Vendor of the Year awards and two Service Provider of the Year awards

Steve Best, BT Wholesale
LRTV Interviews | 5/14/2009

BT Wholesale Director of Product Management talks to Georgina Burnett about BT's Carrier Ethernet strategy and the extent to which enterprise users are substituting legacy TDM services with Ethernet

BT Cuts Jobs, Capex
EuroBlog | 5/14/2009

10:10 AM Full year loss prompts cost cuts at BT

Cheney Youth
Monkey Bidness | 5/14/2009

8:40 AM We join the Third World (or the Third Reich)

Chris MacFarland, Chief Operating Officer, Masergy
LRTV Interviews | 5/14/2009

The COO of network service provider Masergy talks to Georgina Burnett about how lower corporate travel budgets have led to an increase in demand for HD videoconferencing services

CableLabs Plugs 'n' Plays With Enhanced TV
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/14/2009

Vendors converge to get the bugs out as MSOs gear up for a big rollout of enhanced television apps and try to one-up Verizon

Clearwire: We're Not Like the Cellcos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2009

Clearwire says it's not like the cellular companies you know and love, as it posts another loss for Q1

Last Call
The Philter | 5/13/2009

6:00 PM Frontier's brave new world, COLT beats a dead horse, and mobile WiFi (via cellular) is here to stay

It's Spelled S-Y-S-C-O
Craig's A-List | 5/13/2009

5:30 PM Logic-stretching link of the week

UGC Still Going?
Contentinople | 5/13/2009

5:00 PM Break Media is investing more money in user-generated content, while others move away from it

FCC Installs Shorter Port Window
The Bauminator | 5/13/2009

3:35 PM Cable's keyed up about a new FCC rule that shortens the phone number portability window to one business day

ADVA, Ethos Enter Ethernet Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2009

Two vendors unveil Ethernet-based backhaul products for mobile operators at Ethernet Expo Europe

Operators Mad for Ad Money
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/13/2009

Service providers are bullish about advertising's potential to create new revenue streams

Ethernet Expo: COLT Calls the Shots
News Analysis | 5/13/2009

COLT CTO calls on carriers to cooperate more to enable global, end-to-end Ethernet connectivity

Key Innovations for Carrier-Class Ethernet
LRTV Interviews | 5/13/2009

Heavy Reading's Stan Hubbard talks about the key innovations in Carrier Ethernet technology for 2009, including the ability to scrutinize frame delay, jitter, and packet loss

Hot Topics of Ethernet Expo Europe 2009
LRTV Soundbites | 5/13/2009

Light Reading's Ray LeMaistre talks to Georgina Burnett about the hot topics from Day 1 of Ethernet Expo Europe

What's Hot at Ethernet Expo: London
EuroBlog | 5/13/2009

1:20 PM A quick vblog to recount what we've seen so far at Ethernet Expo Europe

Clearwire Considering WiMax Polygamy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2009

Clearwire is talking to multiple vendors as its radio access network strategy takes shape

Iometrix Global Interconnect Demo
LRTV Interviews | 5/13/2009

Testing and standards company Iometrix's 'Global Interconnect' demonstration of a round-the-world Carrier Ethernet circuit – the first time that a globally interconnected Carrier Ethernet service has demo'd using broadcast-quality video

AlcaLu Takes VPN Apps Into the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/13/2009

Comcast Investigates VoIP Outage
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/13/2009

MSO is still investigating why some residential and business customers were temporarily without phone service on Tuesday

Cisco WiMax Devices?
Jonestown | 5/13/2009

10:20 AM Maybe here's what's in store...

Q1 Broadband Battle a Draw
The Bauminator | 5/13/2009

9:45 AM Top telcos and MSOs got their fair share of new broadband subs in the first quarter of 2009

Dr. Alireza Mahmoodshahi
LRTV Interviews | 5/13/2009

Georgina Burnett talks to COLT Telecom Group's CTO about recent innovations in carrier-class Ethernet technology and whether affordable end-to-end Carrier Ethernet connectivity has at last become a reality

Cisco Hooks Up With Clearwire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2009

Cisco finally makes a WiMax move, linking with Clearwire to provide IP NGN architecture and devices for the upcoming mobile broadband network

Who Will Buy Verizon's Alltel Leftovers?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2009

Analyst says interest from carriers is less likely, but doesn't rule out a lowball private equity bid

Ethernet Expo Europe 2009: Day 1
LRTV Soundbites | 5/13/2009

Georgina Burnett talks to International News Editor Ray LeMaistre about what he expects to see at this year's event

Ethernet Expo: London, Day 1
EuroBlog | 5/13/2009

7:20 AM What we're looking to see, learn, and do at Ethernet Expo Europe

Weisure Studies
Monkey Bidness | 5/12/2009

10:45 PM Mothers: Don't let your children grow up to be sociologists

Arista Counts 10GEs
Craig's A-List | 5/12/2009

5:50 PM And its got some words about Cisco's 'unified' world

DirecTV Chafes Charter
The Bauminator | 5/12/2009

5:15 PM Troubled MSO is mad about some ads

Carrier CTO Slams Vendor Complexity
News Analysis | 5/12/2009

Interoute's CTO has some issues with the telecom vendor community, and he's ready to share them at this week's Ethernet Expo in London

Snuggies... in Space!
Red Panda | 5/12/2009

4:40 PM The legendary blanket with sleeves takes on the final frontier

Knology: Wideband Can Wait
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/12/2009

Overbuilder has some of its plant already upgraded for Docsis 3.0, but isn't ready to pull the trigger on speedier cable modem services

'Tipping Point'
Contentinople | 5/12/2009

3:30 PM Akamai CEO claims we've reached it for online video

BSNL Loses Rural Appeal
AsiaBlog | 5/12/2009

1:45 PM Indian tribunal rejects BSNL's appeal to reinstate rural levy

Strapped Telcos Hunt Cash
AsiaBlog | 5/12/2009

1:10 PM Struggling telcos resort to equity sales and government bailouts to fund 3G

Up for Bid: DTAs
The Bauminator | 5/12/2009

12:45 PM Comcast's digital-to-analog channel zappers start showing up on eBay

Insight's Old Hat
The Bauminator | 5/12/2009

10:55 AM Private MSO still reeling in basic video subs

Vodafone Puts Its Apps in Gear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2009

Vodafone hatches plan for its own apps store and launches initiative to win over developers

Telkomsel Plans Capex Hike
News Analysis | 5/12/2009

Indonesian mobile operator plans to spend 25 percent more on its networks this year as it builds 2G and 3G capacity with three vendors

ANDA Plays Ethernet Watchdog
News Analysis | 5/12/2009

Real-time monitoring gets added to the company's EtherReach demarc devices, opening possibilities for new service-level agreements

Outsourcing Mobile Infrastructure
LR Mobile Column | 5/12/2009

Ixia Buys RAN Test Specialist
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2009

IP test-equipment house is hoping to get into the radio access network (RAN) with the proposed $63 million Catapult acquisition

Cisco Beckons Carriers to the Cloud
News Analysis | 5/12/2009

Vendors are anxious to get carriers into providing cloud services, but the reality is proving to be complex

Last Call
The Philter | 5/11/2009

6:15 PM Dish subs flee, Cablevision's new fee, and LR is Twittery

AT&T Buys Some Verizon-Alltel Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2009

$2.35B deal nets AT&T 1.5M new subs in rural areas, and more deals may follow

Activating Wideband
The Bauminator | 5/11/2009

5:50 PM In Cablevision markets, it'll cost you $300

Idol Rakes It In
Contentinople | 5/11/2009

5:30 PM Despite decreases in its audience and ratings

Moto's $100M Man
The Philter | 5/11/2009

4:55 PM Sure, Sanjay Jha is loaded. But he's got to pull off a miracle to realize the full value of his huge package

$6B Wireless Winners
AsiaBlog | 5/11/2009

3:45 PM Security cloud hangs over Huawei as it and Ericsson win big with BSNL

Clear Is in Atlanta
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/11/2009

Eat a peach, surf the Web – Clearwire has started online sales of mobile WiMax in Atlanta

Ethernet Crew Converges on London
EuroBlog | 5/11/2009

2:55 PM Ethernet Expo event shapes up with key services demo

Unitech Turns to AlcaLu, Huawei
AsiaBlog | 5/11/2009

1:40 PM AlcaLu and Huawei win at new entrant, bid for Airtel managed services deal

Mediacom Gets Serious About Wideband
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/11/2009

MSO says it expects to deploy Docsis 3.0 in about half its systems by the end of 2009, and is testing 100 Mbit/s in employee homes today

Infinera's Metro Expansion
Craig's A-List | 5/11/2009

NOON The metro system is nearly here, one analyst thinks

Nortel Stays the Course, Declares Victory
News Analysis | 5/11/2009

Nortel reports a Q1 loss of $507 million as revenues dip by 37%, hit by the economy and uncertainty about the vendor's future

The Bourne Orangutan
Monkey Bidness | 5/11/2009

10:50 AM Next, she'll fashion a radio out of a toilet-paper tube and a paperclip

DirecTV's 'Possible' Future
The Bauminator | 5/11/2009

10:15 AM It's Liberty Media's turn to rekindle the potential fate of the nation's largest satellite TV operator

India's New Telecom Regulator Revealed
News Analysis | 5/11/2009

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has a new chairman to help introduce 3G to the fast-growing market

Interop Preview: The Switch Is On
News Analysis | 5/11/2009

3Com, Brocade, and Force10 take their opening shots against Cisco with new products announced in advance of Interop

Ericsson's 3G Femto Issue
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2009

Swedish infrastructure maven asks: Where's the business case for 3G home base stations?

Moonves Keeps His Cool
Contentinople | 5/8/2009

4:00 PM CBS CEO is unconcerned about Disney joining Hulu

Nakina CEO Sees OSS Innovation Gap
News Analysis | 5/8/2009

Lack of investment in innovative communications software startups spells bad news for service providers, reckons CEO of OSS specialist

Enablence CEO Stands by His Plan
News Analysis | 5/8/2009

Arvind Chhatbar defends his company's string of acquisitions, saying vertical integration is the key to survival

OpenTV Takes Interactive Ad System Global
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/8/2009

EclipsePlus heads abroad to handle advanced ad campaign management system for international cable companies

Plucking the Garden
The Bauminator | 5/7/2009

6:00 PM Spinoff of Cablevision's Madison Square Garden assets may re-spark rumors about the long-term future of its coveted cable systems

Cablevision Growing, But Slowing
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/7/2009

MSO still winning new subs as it fights FiOS, but the rate of subscription growth in Q1 slowed compared to the year-ago period

'The Worst Is Over'
Contentinople | 5/7/2009

3:30 PM So says News Corp. CEO Rupert Murdoch

AT&T: Hurry Up & Wait
Jonestown | 5/7/2009

2:40 PM For LTE... Carrier may choose Huawei for proto-4G trials

Oracle's Next Acquisition?
EuroBlog | 5/7/2009

2:10 PM Word on the street says Oracle is lining up another big buy

Shaw Puts 3D-TV Into View
The Bauminator | 5/7/2009

1:45 PM Who has time for standards? Canadian MSO plans to offer some 3D fare this summer via its VoD platform

Inventory Blues
Craig's A-List | 5/7/2009

1:20 PM EZchip waits on Juniper; optical companies wait on Cisco

Verizon Saves Millions With OSS Strategy
News Analysis | 5/7/2009

Carrier deployed a single OSS platform to manage its optical and Ethernet assets, and the move has paid off, says Verizon exec

Verizon Wants LTE ASAP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2009

Verizon Wireless CTO says it needs LTE in the US as soon as possible and that mobile data pricing is inhibiting market growth

HD No Fix for India's DTH
AsiaBlog | 5/7/2009

11:20 AM High costs may keep HD in a small niche for some of India's TV providers

V'fone Germany to Test LTE for Rural Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2009

In Germany, the operator will test LTE at 800 MHz, a choice that could be key to the country's national broadband plan

SAP's Proof Point
EuroBlog | 5/7/2009

9:45 AM Could SAP's M&A move be a test run ahead of bigger deals?

Why Cisco's Happy
Craig's A-List | 5/7/2009

9:05 AM News got less worse, but things still aren't great

Cisco Offers Light in the Gloom
News Analysis | 5/6/2009

Sales are still down versus 2008, but Cisco beats expectations for Q3 and even delivers (relatively) good news about Q4

Virgin Bonds With 200 Mbit/s Trial
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/6/2009

MSO allows 100 'lead adopters' to push the Docsis 3.0 envelope but grants that a 200-Mbit/s commercial launch may be years away

'The Hulu of TV'
Contentinople | 5/6/2009

4:20 PM Roku VP of Consumer Products tells Contentinople the company aims to be just that

SAP Wins Race to Buy Highdeal
News Analysis | 5/6/2009

Oracle reportedly wanted a taste, but it's SAP that's buying into telecom software by nabbing rating and charging platform specialist Highdeal

Swede Indicted in IOS Theft
News Analysis | 5/6/2009

The guy who stole Cisco source code in 2004 was a 16-year-old Swede, US authorities say

Desperately Seeking Investors
AsiaBlog | 5/6/2009

2:45 PM Thai service provider True goes in search of 3G investors

BigBand Predicts Soft Q2
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/6/2009

BigBand pulls in nice numbers for Q1, but weak guidance for Q2 causes shares to tumble

RCN: Wideband in Q2
The Bauminator | 5/6/2009

11:45 AM Competitive cabler threatens (again) that it's close to launching Docsis 3.0 services

Femtos on Androids
Wireless Bits | 5/6/2009

9:50 AM Android phones that know when they're in the femtozone

Nokia Siemens Bags OSS Smarts
News Analysis | 5/6/2009

Nokia Siemens Networks bolsters its management capabilities by striking a deal to integrate EMC's Smarts IP-aware software into its NetAct OSS

Docsis Device Shipments Drop in 2008
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 5/6/2009

For likely the first time in cable history, worldwide Docsis device shipments fell last year, following a sharp slump in Q4

Koreans Take Cable IPTV for a Spin
The Bauminator | 5/5/2009

4:50 PM LG Powercom is the first to deploy BigBand's 'vIP PASS' platform

Silverlight & Flash Battle
Contentinople | 5/5/2009

4:15 PM Adobe and Microsoft face off in the Web video segment

RIM CEO: We're Already Working on Sequel to Storm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2009

The BlackBerry maker said touch-based devices could play a key role in its push for the large and untapped mainstream market

NSN Blames Flu for Meeting Delay
News Analysis | 5/5/2009

Cough! Cough! Analysts expected to descend on Dallas-Fort Worth in two weeks have been told to stay home

OSS Crew Tackles Costs, Service Creation
News Analysis | 5/5/2009

When the going gets tough, the TeleManagement Forum convenes a high-level brainstorming session to come up with some answers

Charter Ready to Rock the Vote
The Bauminator | 5/5/2009

2:15 PM Court gives MSO the green light to start soliciting votes for the big reorg, but it's not out of the financial woods yet

Ericsson, NSN Brace for Chinese Price Wars
News Analysis | 5/5/2009

China Mobile's $1.26B Phase III TD-SCDMA tender could spark fierce price competition amongst vendors

Cox Faces FiOS in Fairfax, Fredericksburg
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/5/2009

MSO picks a Verizon FiOS battleground for its next launch of a 50-Mbit/s service

Harmonic Q1 Sales Dip
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/5/2009

Digital video firm says customers continued cautious spending in the first quarter, but is confident that the bottom has been reached

Hard Times for Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 5/5/2009

As first-quarter sales dip sharply and losses grow, CEO Ben Verwaayen says he's taking the appropriate action

Ciena Sending 100GE Live
News Analysis | 5/5/2009

People keep saying 'financial' companies need 100-Gig right away. The NYSE apparently wants to prove it

Last Call
The Philter | 5/4/2009

6:00 PM Eslambolchi's Law, Twitter fight, Google gets my goat, and ZTE heads west

DirecTV to Spin Off, Gain Weight
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/4/2009

DirecTV will have more freedom by having less to do with Liberty

Sprint Goes Low
Jonestown | 5/4/2009

3:35 PM Does Sprint's $50 Boost signal the future for the company? Or is it merely a sign or the times?

Sprint's Mixed Message for Q1
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/4/2009

Pay-as-you-go uptake provides the sugar coating for another bitter pill of monthly subs losses during Q1 for Sprint Nextel

Actiontec Covers Its Bases
The Bauminator | 5/4/2009

11:55 AM Vendor thinks outside the set-top box with media adapters based on HomePNA and MoCA

Cable IPTV Debate Brews
LR Cable News Analysis | 5/4/2009

Vendors are clashing over architectures that they think are best suited to help cable MSOs deliver IP-based video services

Superstitious Nonsense
Monkey Bidness | 5/4/2009

7:35 AM Teach your children well

ZTE Unveils New 'Western' Division
News Analysis | 5/4/2009

ZTE promises lots of action from its new US- and Europe-focused unit, Division IV, located in Paris

MetroPCS Gets to Work on LTE Phones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2009

The carrier says it plans to offer more smartphones, likely with a high-end mobile browser to take advantage of LTE

BT Slows Down 21CN, Scraps Converged Service
News Analysis | 5/1/2009

BT slows down its 21CN next-generation rollout and withdraws an initial converged service, but denies the project has been suspended

Netronome Reigniting Intel's IXP
News Analysis | 5/1/2009

Two years after Intel gave up on its network processor, Netronome is giving the chips new juice in hopes of preserving a market-share lead

Susan Boyle Dominates!
Contentinople | 5/1/2009

4:20 PM Clips from Britain's Got Talent took the Web by storm in April

Acme Edges Into the Enterprise
News Analysis | 5/1/2009

Covergence acquisition gives Acme a $6M a year business selling session border controllers to enterprise branch offices

K.I.S.S. My App!
The Bauminator | 5/1/2009

12:35 PM Digeo's hi-def user interface may look cool, but some early reviewers have found it too complex

NetLogic Seeks Search
Craig's A-List | 5/1/2009

7:40 AM For $90M, NetLogic fattens up on search engines. Google isn't exactly worried

Sign In