2008 Top Five: LRTV Videos

Say what you will about Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), they do love themselves some broadband TV. In fact, AlcaLu executive interviews were three of our top five most downloaded/viewed LRTV programs for 2008, including both sponsored and editorial content:

5. Alcatel-Lucent's Basil Alwan talks up the possibilities of interactive advertising, in this sponsored segment:

4. Another sponsored gem, this barely watchable one involves John Giere, Alcatel-Lucent's former chief marketing officer:

3. What's not to love about "Carrier Ethernet and next-gen networks"? Nothing, apparently, as the hit count for this Cisco-sponsored segment shows:

2. This interview with Big Bob Metcalfe on the subject of Terabit Ethernet was quite the conversation starter at OFC/NFOEC 2008:

1. Our editorial interview with AlcaLu's Philippe Keryer on the show floor at CTIA 2008 was a hit as everyone wondered where AlcaLu's wireless strategy was headed:

Service providers in the spotlight
Let's not forget that our LRTV editorial staff nabbed some big-hitter carrier interviews during the year, too. Some of our favorites from this group are as follows:

  • Leading off, Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S)'s Atish Gude teased us with some WiMax device specifics:

  • MobileOne Ltd. (M1) (Singapore: MONE)'s Neil Montefiore reveals that, yes, there is a business model that works for user-generated content from mobile handsets:

  • Sure, it doesn't have a FiOS-like service, but Embarq Corp. (NYSE: EQ)'s Jim Hansen explains why his company is still using every opportunity available to put fiber:

  • Skip ahead to about a minute into this interview and you'll see BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA)'s Maria Pardee suddenly shed her robotic script as she explains what she meant when she said that Web 2.0 was a thing of the past:

  • As he gazed into my test-pattern shirt, Telus Corp. (NYSE: TU; Toronto: T)'s Ibrahim Gedeon somehow was able to focus his thoughts and elaborate on his Google worries and where he thinks WiMax will be a landline killer:

  • Finally, Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ)'s Mark Wegleitner explains that FiOS really is an IPTV service. Kinda.

    — The Staff, Light Reading

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