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MSOs Slash Hardware Spending Again
News Analysis | 8/30/2013

CMTS/Edge QAM revenues plunge once more in Q2 as cable operators rely more on cheaper software upgrades.

Back to School for Carrier Ethernet Competition
DOS Attack | 8/30/2013

Carriers and vendors should think about the potential competitive value of the MEF's Carrier Ethenet Certified Professional program.

AT&T to Take Aio's Prepaid LTE Nationwide
News Analysis | 8/30/2013

AT&T plans to go nationwide with its prepaid subsidiary, Aio Wireless, which is being sued by T-Mobile for using the color magenta.

The Greening of the US Sports Ecosystem
Column | 8/30/2013

Money makes the sports world go around, leading to glut of choices and lower value for all but most avid fans.

While Ray's Away, You Can Play: We're Extending the Leading Lights Deadline
Rewired | 8/30/2013

Leading Lights hopefuls now have until September 4 to submit their entries.

Euronews: KPN Foundation Blocks Slim's Bid
News Analysis | 8/30/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Could Vodafone fall prey to AT&T? Will Deutsche Telekom sell its Czech unit? Does BT care about its dial-up Internet customers?

Decoding WebRTC's Promise & Challenges
Column | 8/30/2013

WebRTC holds a lot of promise for communications, but it could be derailed by signaling issues.

Verizon in Talks to Take Vodafone Stake in Big Red
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

Vodafone has confirmed that talks about one of the most oft-rumored acquisitions in the mobile sector are underway, as Verizon looks to take full control of the number 1 US wireless operator from its UK partners.

Verizon Relocates Cloud Optimism
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

New "State of the Enterprise Cloud" report says adoption rates are accelerating and companies are putting more serious stuff in the cloud.

Sprint Warns of US Cellular Switch-Off
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

US Cellular customers in St. Louis and Chicago only have a few more months to leave before they'll lose service.

SDN Can Close Backhaul Spending Gap
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

Strategy Analytics study, funded by Tellabs, says $4 billion in mobile backhaul savings awaits carriers willing to set started now on SDN.

Why Pay for Free TV?
Column | 8/29/2013

Broadcast TV retransmission consent rules just punish cable subscribers now.

Comcast Debuts Family Messaging App
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

Comcast quietly introduces Family Point, a free text messaging and calendaring app for subscribers.

Globecomm Stalking Rural LTE Success
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

Satellite wireless provider delivers hosted networking services to rural spectrum holders and helps building out-access networks.

Euronews: Vodafone, O2 Begin UK 4G Rollouts
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone back in talks to sell Verizon stake; Deutsche Telekom wins in ducts row; Kroes 'climbs down' over roaming.

What OTT Can Learn From Big Telecom
Column | 8/29/2013

Hey, it goes both ways!

Top 5 Signs You're a Smartphone Addict
Slide Shows | 8/29/2013

Find out if your smartphone 'selfie' love is under control or way out of hand with this totally legitimate and scientific Light Reading quiz.

Aruba Networks Replaces Cisco in Starbucks
News Analysis | 8/29/2013

Light Reading community members unearth that Aruba Networks will soon be served up with your coffee.

AlcaLu Appoints Ex-Investment Banker as CFO
News Analysis | 8/28/2013

Jean Raby will takeover as CFO as the telecom vendor moves forward with its Shift restructuring plan.

AT&T U-Verse to Get More Mobile in 2014
News Analysis | 8/28/2013

AT&T is gearing up to bring smartphone photo streaming directly to TV and more mobile features to the U-Verse universe in 2014.

What’s Next for Cable Tech?
Column | 8/28/2013

From DOCSIS 3.0, to CCAP, to DOCSIS 3.1, cable engineers keep finding new lives for coax.

TiVo Scores Big Profits
News Analysis | 8/28/2013

A major legal settlement and strong cable revenues counter retail subscription losses in TiVo's second quarter.

AT&T: A Day at the Foundry
Slide Shows | 8/28/2013

As AT&T opened its fourth foundry in Atlanta, Light Reading was on hand for innovation in the sun.

Australia's NBN: Will Fiber Get Voted Out?
News Analysis | 8/28/2013

Australia's government-backed high-speed broadband rollout will likely change tack once the forthcoming election has taken place.

Euronews: Nokia CEO Tipped for Ballmer's Job
News Analysis | 8/28/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu hires former Goldman Sachs man; Bouygues sees second-quarter profits rise; mobile-banking warnings; Rushy returns.

Forecasting the NFV Opportunity
Column | 8/28/2013

Network functions virtualization has the potential to transform the way telecom networks are built and operated.

Big-Data Is Key to Consumerization of M2M
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/28/2013

To maximize business potential, enterprises need to transform themselves into value-added players in the brave new M2M landscape.

Sprint Lays Off 800 Customer Service Reps
News Analysis | 8/27/2013

Sprint's first round of layoffs since Softbank acquired it come as customer complaints are down -- but so are subscribers.

US Govt. Warns of Android Malware Threat
News Analysis | 8/27/2013

Government agencies warn mobile users to take steps to minimize their risk of malware, especially if they're Android users.

The Promise of SDN
News Analysis | 8/27/2013

SDN offers a new paradigm with the potential to change the fundamental laws of networking physics.

Live Chat: SDN/NFV! Hot Topics! Free Shirts!
Rewired | 8/27/2013

Come join the fun. You know you want to.

Google, Starbucks Start AT&T Router Swap
News Analysis | 8/27/2013

Starbucks will completely replace its routers with Google partners as it moves away from AT&T to Google WiFi across the US.

Cable's Next Big OTT Battle
News Analysis | 8/27/2013

Cable operators sense opportunity in home automation and security services but they could have a fight on their hands.

Cox Joins Cable WiFi Club
News Analysis | 8/27/2013

Cox customers gain free access to nearly 150,000 cable WiFi hotspots throughout US.

Don’t Forget Opex in Copper vs. Fiber Debate
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/27/2013

Some large telcos are considering retaining copper for the final drop into the home, even if they have already announced plans for FTTH.

Euronews: Nokia Tablet Due Next Month?
News Analysis | 8/27/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Slim backs Telefonica bid for E-Plus; Saudi operator gets 400G core; Swiss fiber partnership.

What 4G for Me?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/27/2013

The deliberations involved in choosing a 4G service in the UK.

Cyan's SDN Orbit Pulls in Pica8
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

Pica8 joins Cyan's Blue Orbit SDN ecosystem and strengthens the case for multi-vendor SDN implementations.

Arista Looking for Love in IT Places
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

New applications aim to make IT operations easier and lure more customers away from big, bad Cisco.

AT&T U-verse Steps on Gas
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

AT&T's fiber-enabled broadband service boosts top download speeds to 45 Mbit/s across the US.

Sprint Launches Ethernet Wavelength Services
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

Carrier employs its growing backbone capacity for datacenter connectivity and carrier wholesale opportunities.

What’s Bad About TV? Just Ask Apple.
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

Apple's reported plan to strip commercials from TV programs is a worthy successor to its iPhone innovation.

Free TV Antennas, Anyone?
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

Time Warner Cable offers free over-the-air TV antennas to soothe subscribers affected by CBS blackout.

Open is the Way to Go
Rewired | 8/26/2013

In an OTT world, network operators need to consider a different business model, accepting their physical networks as a commodity to sell.

Chromecast: Playing Hard to Get
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

Many respondents to our poll say they're still finding Google's streaming TV dongle is sold out all over.

GSA: Over 1,000 LTE Devices Now Available
News Analysis | 8/26/2013

1,064 4G LTE devices are available with 202 of the 4G networks now live.

Putting OpenFlow to the Test
Column | 8/26/2013

Why conformance testing for OpenFlow products matters.

Top 10 Bizarre Things Found Inside Telecom Hardware
Slide Shows | 8/23/2013

Every now and then, engineers open up their wiring closets and find strange things.

Ballmer Bails on Microsoft
Que Sera Sarah | 8/23/2013

Or, did Microsoft bail on him?

Report: Huawei, ZTE Win Big at China Mobile
News Analysis | 8/23/2013

China Mobile is said to have awarded at least two of the massive 4G contracts to domestic vendors Huawei and ZTE.

Cisco 'Heats' Up Hotspots
News Analysis | 8/23/2013

Cisco unveils WiFi analytics technology, including a 'heat map' of connected wireless devices, to help cable operators monetize hotspots.

Enterprises Not Rushing to Embrace Cloud
News Analysis | 8/23/2013

Telecom giants moving into cloud are having to work harder, continue to debunk persistent myths, and develop more mature cloud offers.

TDM Replacement: Slow and (Hopefully) Steady
Column | 8/23/2013

The industry needs to sort out its strategy on the replacement of circuit-switched TDM local end offices. Quickly.

Euronews: Saudi Arabia Gets Nervous
News Analysis | 8/23/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Tesco's cut-price tablet; more scandal at MTN; Ethiopia's telecom potential.

LTE Chips Away at Qualcomm's CDMA Royalty
News Analysis | 8/23/2013

Verizon is gung-ho about launching LTE-only devices, which means the chip giant's CDMA royalty stream may dry up.

The Price Isn't Right With EU Roaming Rules
Column | 8/23/2013

A new pricing model is needed to let people use their phones whether at home or abroad.

Outage Outrage
Rewired | 8/22/2013

Apple and Nasdaq are the latest to jump on the outage bandwagon. What gives?

ExtraHop, Arista Team Up on SDN Visibility
News Analysis | 8/22/2013

Vendors link ExtraHop's IT operations smarts with Arista's datacenter switch to reduce risk of going virtual.

Cable Goes on Ethernet Roll
News Analysis | 8/22/2013

US MSOs capture 20% Ethernet market share, install more Ethernet ports than incumbent telcos.

OECD: Wired Networks Glorified Backhaul for Mobile
News Analysis | 8/22/2013

New OECD report notes the rapid growth of mobile offload and points out it could indicate capacity problems to come.

The Tall Order for Small Cell Backhaul
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/22/2013

The small cell market is exploding, with many new vendor startups and technology options.

Google: Mobile Devices Influence Wireline Sales
News Analysis | 8/22/2013

Mobile devices are the shopping tools of choice, even when shopping for cable TV or a wired phone line, according to Google.

Cable Customer Service Still Stinks
News Analysis | 8/22/2013

In new study, US consumers rate cable TV providers at bottom of the pack for customer service.

Euronews: Jolla Claims a Sailfish Sellout
News Analysis | 8/22/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Rostelecom sees profits slip; BT lands pharmaceuticals IP Connect gig; Austrians and their apps.

So, How Are Things?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/22/2013

Easy question, right?

Why SDN Matters
Column | 8/22/2013

Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) have the potential to solve a lot of service provider issues.

JDSU Urges Ops to Sell Their Location Data
News Analysis | 8/22/2013

There's big money in selling aggregated, anonymous subscriber data to businesses wanting to study customer trends, vendor says.

iOS 7: The Next-Gen Hotspot Game Changer
Column | 8/22/2013

Apple's iOS 7 supports Hotspot 2.0, which could fuel faster, more widespread next-gen hotspot adoption.

Internet.Org: Small Data Bites Into the Digital Divide?
Jonestown | 8/21/2013

Facebook and friends focus on data efficiency as part of a bid to get 5 billion more people online at a price they can afford.

Another Day, Another Domestic Spying Revelation
DOS Attack | 8/21/2013

A Wall Street Journal report says the NSA can collect emails between US citizens, reaching 75 percent of domestic Internet traffic.

ZTE Sales Down, Profits Up on Cost Cutting
News Analysis | 8/21/2013

After 26.6% jump in net income for the first half of 2013, vendor forecasts profit for first nine months of 2013 to reverse net loss from first three quarters of 2012.

New TiVo DVRs Top Cable Efforts
News Analysis | 8/21/2013

TiVo's latest line of 'Roamio' DVRs put cable's current TV Everywhere offerings to shame.

Cable Rules Broadband Roost
News Analysis | 8/21/2013

Despite robust FiOS & U-verse growth, cable operators extend their dominance in US broadband market in Q2.

NTT Reaping Opex Rewards of SDN
News Analysis | 8/21/2013

Direct benefits to enterprise customers are still uncertain, since most of those customers aren't quite ready for SDN.

MetroPCS Puts Comms Startups on Notice
News Analysis | 8/21/2013

The operator plans to put a few startups out of business with RCS, but it's a slow-moving process.

AT&T Aims High With 420 LTE Markets
News Analysis | 8/21/2013

AT&T is upping its LTE deployment pace once again, announcing 50 new markets it will be in by the end of 2013.

Leading Lights Awards: Have You Entered?
Shades of Ray | 8/21/2013

Time is running out...

Organizing for Data Excellence
Column | 8/21/2013

Telcos need to adapt to a 'DataCo' model to operate efficiently and effectively in a world dominated by video and data traffic.

Euronews: Slim Says KPN Cash Is in Place
News Analysis | 8/21/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: E-Plus/Telefonica deal to be put under the microscope; Bosnian gig for Redknee; Ofcom consults on satellite WiFi for planes, boats and trains.

The 400Gbit/s Demonstrator
Column | 8/21/2013

400Gbit/s bandwidth granularity is not only feasible, but already useful today.

Will AT&T Muve to the Music?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/21/2013

Along with Leap Wireless, AT&T will get its hands on its popular Muve Music, a service it's wise to keep playing.

Carrier SDN vs. Transport SDN
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/21/2013

Just what is Carrier SDN and how is it different from Transport SDN?

Top US Telcos Succumb to Lure of FCC $$$
News Analysis | 8/20/2013

AT&T and CenturyLink reverse course and accept Connect America Funds after regulators loosen restrictions and reporting rules.

Verizon Onboard With NYC Subway Wireless
News Analysis | 8/20/2013

Verizon Wireless is the last of the major US mobile operators to get onboard with NYC subway cell services through a deal with Transit Wireless.

Poll: NFV Will Be Massive
News Analysis | 8/20/2013

A Light Reading readers poll shows there is a lot of belief that NFV is the real deal.

If Web Giants Sneeze, Do We All Catch Cold?
Rewired | 8/20/2013

Outages have hit Amazon and Google – should we be afraid? Should we be very afraid?

Cox Business Wins Big Vegas Bet
News Analysis | 8/20/2013

The MSO has landed a seven-year, $84 million contract with the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.

Is Open Data Going Big?
Column | 8/20/2013

When Open Data becomes standard, it will become big-data, a multi-billion, multi-sector opportunity.

Shaping Tomorrow's Healthcare Network
Column | 8/20/2013

Most healthcare infrastructure is ill-equipped to keep up with the scale of data collection and analytics.

Slide Show: Cisco's Small Cell Bureau
Slide Shows | 8/20/2013

Light Reading visits Cisco's Chicago customer briefing center to chat about small cells over a telepresence screen.

Euronews: BT Sets Date for CEO Handover
News Analysis | 8/20/2013

Also today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson's South Korean gig; Kudelski's H1; and 4G behavioral studies in the UK.

Mobile Migraine: Carrier Aggregation Roaming
News Analysis | 8/20/2013

Achieving LTE roaming will be challenging, but that pales in comparison to what carrier aggregation will bring.

US Govt. Wants Tougher Networks Post-Sandy
News Analysis | 8/19/2013

More big storms are coming, says Obama superstorm committee, but wireless and other safety recommendations are non-binding in post-Sandy report.

Pay-TV Providers Bleed Subs
News Analysis | 8/19/2013

Even with solid telco TV gains, the US pay-TV sector suffers bigger customer losses in second quarter.

NFV Requires Redefined Reliability: AlcaLu
News Analysis | 8/19/2013

Virtualizing the network means running on commodity hardware, which will fail much more often than today's systems.

BlackBerry: Is There Still Value?
Column | 8/19/2013

Seth Schachner finds that BlackBerry could still squeeze value out of emerging markets, its enterprise network, and patent portfolio, but faces some daunting challenges ahead.

EE Users Snub WiFi for LTE
Que Sera Sarah | 8/19/2013

LTE's popularity in the UK is great news for the network but bad news for carrier WiFi initiatives.

Motion Control UI Scores Big
News Analysis | 8/19/2013

YOUi Labs wins best in show prize at CableLabs' summer confab, claims Tier 1 MSO deal.

The Summer of LTE
Jonestown | 8/19/2013

It's summer 2013: Do you know where your 4G LTE network is?

Go Global or Source Local?
Column | 8/19/2013

Orange Business Services encourages its customers to use global suppliers, but there's value in staying close to home.

Taking the Fear Out of IPv6
Column | 8/19/2013

The move to IPv6 isn't an easy one, but those sticking with IPv4 are on board a sinking ship.

Euronews: Vodafone Tax Deal Revealed
News Analysis | 8/19/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Swisscom trumpets 4G success; French tower operator struggles to find buyer; BT soccer balls-up.

Is Cloud Passing Over Telcos’ Heads?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/19/2013

Despite the potential for new business, many telcos appear to be watching the cloud-services opportunity drift by

Slideshow: Polycom's NYC Experience Center
Slide Shows | 8/19/2013

Light Reading visits Polycom's new NYC executive experience center where big screens and telepresence make it so you won't have to make the trip.

Google Fiber, Comcast Prep for Battle
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

Google Fiber prepares Provo pricing plans while Comcast prepares competitive salvo.

Collaboration Fever Overtakes SDN/NFV
Rewired | 8/16/2013

Groups of vendors are coming together to advance the virtualiztion cause, but are they really advancing their own agendas?

Sprint's 400G Holding in Test Pattern
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

The carrier has gained confidence for eventual 400G deployment as it lifts the veil on its first live 100G long-haul circuit.

Seizing the Mobile Video Conferencing Opportunity
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/16/2013

Video drives more mobile data traffic than any other type of application.

Mobile VC Funding in July Totals $744M
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

It was another hot month for mobile venture capital funding. Rutberg & Co. runs down the top-funded private companies for July.

Verizon Envisions Cheaper VoLTE Subsidies
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

Handset subsidies will fall when Verizon can offer only dedicated VoLTE smartphones, its CFO says.

Separated at Birth: Jones & Grumpy Cat?
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

Which one of these things is just like the other?

Sony, Viacom Strike Streaming Pact
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

Sony reportedly reaches 'preliminary deal' with Viacom to run its channels on new Internet TV service.

Open Spectrum Auctions Open Door to Growth
Column | 8/16/2013

Competition in a truly open auction should determine the winners and losers, not the FCC.

The Year of 100G?
LRTV Documentaries | 8/16/2013

2013 was supposed to be the year of 100G. But is it really?

Making TV Apps Count
Column | 8/16/2013

In the growing universe of TV apps, how do you get yours to stand out?

China to Probe Software Giants
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

Prism fallout! Oracle, IBM and EMC are set to be investigated over security concerns in China.

Euronews: Rostelecom Sharpens Mobile Focus
News Analysis | 8/16/2013

In today's EMEA roundup: Rostelecom doubles-down on mobile; Vodafone's Icelandic boost; Opera's on song.

North Korea’s First Smartphone: Really?
Jonestown | 8/16/2013

Experts are already casting doubt on the true origins of North Korea's first home-grown smartphone.

Level 3: 'Size Matters' Isn't Enough
DOS Attack | 8/16/2013

Does Level 3's new leadership understand what the old guard didn't – that acquisitions and bandwidth band-aids won't heal its financial wounds?

Comcast, TWC Unite on IP Video STBs
News Analysis | 8/15/2013

Two biggest US MSOs form joint venture to manage RDK software for new IP video set-tops.

Is HD Voice Really Heard 'Round the World?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/15/2013

The GSA says HD voice is creeping closer to mainstream, but I'll believe it when I hear it.

Roku Tops Apple TV
News Analysis | 8/15/2013

The Roku settop ranks as most popular box as streaming media players go mainstream.

Brocade: Poised for Virtual Joy?
News Analysis | 8/15/2013

Transition to SDN/NFV represents competitive opening for networking vendor against Cisco and Juniper.

Cisco Caution Leads to Job Cuts
News Analysis | 8/15/2013

The numbers look impressive, but the growth projections are tempered, thousands of jobs are being cut, and investors are nervous.

LG Smartphone Launch Cuts to the Quick
Jonestown | 8/15/2013

Bang! Ouch! Free phone fun in Seoul leaves 20 injured.

Euronews: O2 Lands £1.5B Smart Meter Rollout
News Analysis | 8/15/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: TIC takes 100G to Slough; Telefonica e-commerce plan gets Brussels green light; Virgin takes BT's sport content

Twitter Tests Trending TV Tool
News Analysis | 8/15/2013

Social networking giant plays with pop-ups to promote popular programs.

AT&T Moves Again in the Summer of LTE
News Analysis | 8/14/2013

AT&T adds more LTE markets as it races to catch Verizon's 4G footprint, while claiming faster network speeds.

Welcome to the New Light Reading
LRTV Documentaries | 8/14/2013

The telecom industry is changing -- and so is Light Reading

Cisco's VNI: Stone Tablet or Debating Tool?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/14/2013

The Visual Networking Index created by Cisco is treated with industry-wide reverence, but why is it treated as established fact?

The Good, the Bad & the Distinctly Unwelcome
Column | 8/14/2013

Where did it all go wrong? And what's going to happen in the next 10 years?

A View of SDN From the DukeNet Sandbox
Column | 8/14/2013

DukeNet is exploring how SDN can revamp its service assurance, traffic analysis and provision new services

Light Reading's Extreme Makeover
Shades of Ray | 8/14/2013

Out with the old, in with the new Light Reading

Time For A Change
LRTV Documentaries | 8/14/2013

Light Reading has had a major revamp – check it out!

Euronews: Infinera & Dante Claim World Record
News Analysis | 8/14/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: KPN Foundation concerned about Slim's intentions; German court makes things awkward for Liberty Global; Kabel Deutschland falls short

Azuki, LG Counter Google Chromecast
News Analysis | 8/14/2013

Two vendors join forces to offer Chromecast-like streaming media stick solution to pay-TV providers

Chicago's Newest Data Center
Slide Shows | 8/14/2013

With the support of the city and a whole lot of fiber, SFR has opened the doors to Chicago's biggest data center just south of the bustling business district downtown

BT Goes Crime-Fighting With Big Data
News Analysis | 8/14/2013

BT has put its in-house analytics capabilities to good use and is open to partnerships in order to explore other innovations

Huawei & Ericsson Steal the LTE Scene
News Analysis | 8/14/2013

Huawei has garnered 40% of the LTE market, followed by Ericsson at 34%, Informa finds

TWC Moves Wireless Needle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2013

Big US MSO chalks up more cell backhaul, WiFi hotspot gains

Intel Gets LTE-A Smarts With Fujitsu Buy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2013

Intel buys Fujitsu unit to pump its RF smarts as it moves into the multi-mode LTE age

Verizon to Cut Costs With 200G in 2014
News Analysis | 8/13/2013

Successful field trial prompts plans to deploy Ciena system on regional routes next year

FCC to Enable Fast Streaming With New 60GHz Rules
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2013

Fast video streaming could be just one application enabled by new FCC rules on 60GHz frequency band

CableLabs Goes Global
News Analysis | 8/13/2013

R&D consortium expands worldwide, absorbs Cable Europe Labs, takes over all DOCSIS specs and kicks 'forking' off the cable menu

BroadSoft Buys Into British Cloud
News Analysis | 8/13/2013

Acquires UK hosted unified communications specialist to bring its BroadCloud services to Britain

Metro Ethernet Drives 100G
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/13/2013

User demand for 100G networking is driving the industry

Selling BlackBerry: The Options
Jonestown | 8/13/2013

BlackBerry appears to have few real rescue options as the board looks for a way out for BB10 and the brand

New iPhone to Debut Sept 10?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2013

Pricing is likely to be a key issue for the next iPhone as Apple is expected to unveil the '5S' in September

Euronews: T Austria, KPN Form Transport Team
News Analysis | 8/13/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: BroadSoft buys UK unified comms player; Ofcom looks at spectrum-sharing; banks resist STC loan restructuring

Answering the NFV Management Challenge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/12/2013

Here's a look at one of the approaches being championed for the complexity issue of managing virtualization, this one from CloudNFV

GCI, Pace Boost TiVo's Software Aspirations
News Analysis | 8/12/2013

TiVo's transition to software licenser progresses as GCI of Alaska becomes the first MSO to offer Pace gateway that integrates TiVo user interface

IPTV Back on Track
Rewired | 8/12/2013

After two years of doom and gloom, IPTV is once again a good news story

Orange Embraces the Partner Paradox
News Analysis | 8/12/2013

When it comes to M2M, Orange knows it can't go it alone as it turns former customers into partners

Euronews: Deutsche Telekom Shuns US Servers
News Analysis | 8/12/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telekom Austria reports revenues dip and sees former exec jailed; ZTE offers Firefox phone on eBay in UK; BT does Derbyshire

Cable Commands Major Slice of Ethernet
News Analysis | 8/9/2013

Cable operators now account for about a quarter of the US Ethernet services market, finds new report

ABI Pins $6B Value on Mobile SDN/NFV
News Analysis | 8/9/2013

NSN and Cisco well placed to meet the network and applications virtualization needs of mobile operators, reckons ABI Research

Is T-Mobile Planning a Fright Night for Rivals?
Jonestown | 8/9/2013

UBS analyst says it could be an unhappy Halloween for the wireless margins of larger carriers as T-Mobile preps the next stage of its 'Un-carrier' strategy

Verizon Hunts for Wi-Fi Small Cell Smarts
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/9/2013

New job ad hints at native Wi-Fi calling in the future as well as deeper LTE and small cell integration

T-Mobile Adds 1.1M Subs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/9/2013

With the Apple iPhone finally available in its stores and a less restrictive approach to customer contracts, T-Mobile expanded its customer base for the first time in four years

NFV: Set to Break the Big Box Brands
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/9/2013

Network functions virtualization (NFV) could revolutionize the way networks are built and drive down operators' network costs

Euronews: Slim Makes Move on KPN
News Analysis | 8/9/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: privacy group targets GCHQ collaborators; EC raps Germans again over fixed termination rates; BT's nuisance-call-blocking handset is a winner

Getting the Personal Treatment
Rewired | 8/8/2013

Who says rural areas lack connections?

200 LTE Networks Now Live Worldwide
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2013

The GSA says 54 new commercial 4G LTE networks have been launched this year

CenturyLink Dials Back Growth Expectations
News Analysis | 8/8/2013

Slower than expected cloud services sales and declining legacy broadband revenues lead CenturyLink to lower its sales target for the full year

Arris Preps New CPE Products
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/8/2013

With its Moto Home acquisition closed, Arris is preparing to launch new customer premises equipment products, including video gateways, to make up for its stalled set-top box sales

Euronews: Is NSN Cutting More Jobs?
News Analysis | 8/8/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom on the up; Vodafone UK 4G launch imminent; Austrian gig for Coriant; Russian consolidation

Cyan's SDN Customer Wins Soar to 85
News Analysis | 8/7/2013

Blue Planet platform deals are ramping up quickly as Cyan sees active SDN revenue, but that didn't prevent it getting a beating on the NYSE

Telefónica: Tu Me Has Got To Go
Que Sera Sarah | 8/7/2013

Operator caves to OTT pressure and plans to double down on cross-platform comms instead

LG's G2 Is Ready for LTE-Advanced
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2013

Once the wireless operators are ready too, the G2 should be zipping on LTE-Advanced speeds

Lucky 13: AT&T Adds More 4G LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2013

AT&T is closing in on 400 updated 4G markets fast in its LTE summer splurge

Chromecast & the Battle for the Living Room
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/7/2013

Google's Chromecast could be a threat to cable providers and streaming TV rivals while providing the search giant the most direct route to its users' family rooms or man caves

LightSquared Boss Sues Dish for $4B
News Analysis | 8/7/2013

Phil Falcone's hedge fund company alleges Dish committed fraud to become bankrupt 4G operator's biggest lender

Ciena Rallies Research Nets for SDN Demo
News Analysis | 8/7/2013

Vendor teams with major research networks on prototype SDN WAN for operators to test

NSN Becomes NSN
News Analysis | 8/7/2013

With Nokia now the 100% owner, Nokia Siemens Networks becomes Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) - well at least it's not confusing!

CSG Breaks New Ground
News Analysis | 8/7/2013

Major managed services deal in Asia/Pacific and better than expected financials give billing specialist an air of confidence

Euronews: Swisscom Ramps Its IPTV User Base
News Analysis | 8/7/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: VimpelCom Q2 profits up 17%; c'est la guerre in French mobile market; TDS H1 revenues slump; EC highlights mobile charges discrepancy

FreedomPop Jumps on Sprint LTE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2013

With 100,000 customers signed up, MVNO moves to LTE but is beaten to the punch on an all-IP handset

Retrans Fees Fuel Charter Losses
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/6/2013

Charter reports a net loss of $96M in Q2 despite residential and consumer revenue gains

Procera Virtualizes Policy Management
News Analysis | 8/6/2013

Vendor says carrier customers are clamoring for virtualized technology and will begin testing immediately

Euronews: Brussels Holds Fire on China Probe
News Analysis | 8/6/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia downgraded; Allot loses $3.9M in Q2; Alvarion receiver still looks for sale; SPIT with an SDN flavor – yum!

Vodafone Outsources to Amdocs
News Analysis | 8/5/2013

Service provider IT (SPIT) giant says it has ousted rivals as it lands major customer care and billing managed services deal at Vodafone

Tablet Fans Wait for New iPads to Arrive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2013

The tablet market slowed in Q2 with no new iPads to drive sales, says IDC. But overall outlook is positive for many players, including Windows 8.

Is BTI Heading for an IPO?
News Analysis | 8/5/2013

The optical systems vendor hires a finance exec with IPO experience while carving out its own piece of the international market

Summer of LTE: 4G Blooms in UK & US
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2013

AT&T adds more markets in the US as O2 in the UK gets ready to start 4G services in London and beyond

Time Warner Cable Sacks CBS
News Analysis | 8/5/2013

Cable operator's customers no longer have access to CBS content as NFL pre-season face-off ends in a lose-lose result

Euronews: Vodafone Sues T Italia for $1.3B
News Analysis | 8/5/2013

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Vodafone's Kabel bid recommended; Huawei sets up London finance team; ST-Ericsson does splits; spying, codenames and GCHQ

Chrome Cuts: Refurb Apple TVs Drop to $75
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/2/2013

Apple cuts prices on refurb streaming set-tops as Google's Chromecast starts to make waves

Tellabs Boasts SDN 'Engagements'
News Analysis | 8/2/2013

Optical vendor says it's involved in SDN lab trials and provides some optical optimism as it reports a flaccid Q2

Leap Courts High-End to Combat Customer Loss
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2013

Operator struggles to hold on to customers as it waits for AT&T to acquire its Cricket-branded operation

Cablevision's Up & Downs
News Analysis | 8/2/2013

Revenues and ARPU levels might be rising (slightly) but customer number are on the slide

Is Google the New WiFi of Coffee Snobs?
Que Sera Sarah | 8/2/2013

Starbucks announced this week that it will replace the free 1.5 Mbit/s WiFi service AT&T has provided it since 2008 with Google's Level 3-supported WiFi.

Euronews: EC Wants More Wi-Fi Spectrum
News Analysis | 8/2/2013

Plus: Deep woes at Telecom Italia; Liberty spies greater Virgin Media benefits; Brits in line for more 4G offers

Asia-Pac's 4G Advances
News Analysis | 8/2/2013

As NTT Docomo reaches a 4G milestone in Japan, there's more LTE-Advanced action in South Korea

Liberty Spies Greater Virgin Synergies
News Analysis | 8/2/2013

As it unveils its Q2 results, Liberty Global says it can gain greater efficiencies from the integration of Virgin Media, but it has revenues issues at Virgin to address, too

Verizon Expands Financial Services Portfolio
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2013

Managed wireless ATM service latest offering targeting key customer segment

Video Execs Warn: Embrace OTT or Die
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/1/2013

Independent Show speakers urge cable operators to focus on broadband video fare to capture 20-somethings' eyeballs

Google Stumbling on Fiber Innovation?
Rewired | 8/1/2013

Google threw a party for its "fiberversary" in Kansas City this week, but where's all the fun new things to celebrate?

Zayo's Fiber Diet
EuroBlog | 8/1/2013

Having taken a breather from its acquisition spree in the US, Zayo could kick-start some infrastructure consolidation action in Europe

What's Next for AlcaLu-Qualcomm?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2013

AlcaLu says it wants three to five other partners, and Qualcomm needs to make a big mark in small cells, but where does that leave their current partners?

Broadband Saves TWC's Sales
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/1/2013

Time Warner Cable lost residential customers during Q2 but generated more revenues thanks to its broadband service revenues

Euronews: Turkcell Boasts 900 Mbit/s 4G Test
News Analysis | 8/1/2013

Also: Huawei in Kuwait; UK preps for 4G competition; Vodafone reshuffle; network sharing in Spain

Pace Hits Set-Top Stride
News Analysis | 8/1/2013

Major set-top box vendor registers $1.3 billion in revenue for the first half of 2013, up 30 percent from a year ago

O2 Brings 4G Rivalry to the UK
News Analysis | 8/1/2013

EE's LTE monopoly in the U.K. is about to end, but how can O2 catch up?

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