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SDN Startup Raises $12 Million
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  2 comments
Staffed by Stanford alumni with OpenFlow development experience, Forward Networks is the latest SDN startup to emerge.
Shaw, Cogeco Taking Care of Business
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  Post a comment
Two of Canada's largest cable operators ramp up their commercial services efforts as North American MSOs continue to pour resources into this rapidly growing sector.
Eurobites: Net Neutrality Rules in Limbo
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  5 comments
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Hutchison stokes the UK mobile M&A firestorm; Vivendi closes SFR sale; snapshot of French broadband market.
CCAP Drives Cable Capex
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  Post a comment
In its latest report, Infonetics Research finds that DOCSIS channel shipments nearly doubled on a year-over-year basis in the third quarter, thanks mainly to higher spending on CCAP gear.
Could Li Ka-Shing Crash BT's M&A Party?
Shades of Ray  | 
11/28/2014  |  2 comments
Hong Kong-based billionaire Li Ka-Shing is getting ready to start a mobile networks bidding war with BT, according to reports.
Huawei Preaches an 'Open' Gospel
News Analysis  | 
11/28/2014  |  4 comments
'We're committed to open source, ok?'
Eurobites: Net Neutrality Battle Looms
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2014  |  29 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Google under the EU microscope; Alcatel-Lucent offloads optical R&D staff; Monitise raises £49.2 million; Ericsson deploys Packet Core in Egypt.
4K TV Shipments Surge After Slow Start
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2014  |  9 comments
Samsung and LG Electronics are leading the way as shipments of UltraHD TV sets spike around the world, and especially in China.
AT&T to FCC: We Haven't Killed Broadband Rollout
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2014  |  11 comments
In a letter to the FCC, AT&T says it needs clarification before it can assess new high-speed broadband rollout projects, but that existing commitments are safe.
TiVo Makes More Cable Gains
News Analysis  | 
11/27/2014  |  7 comments
DVR pioneer enjoys another strong quarter of MSO subs gains and stabilizes retail subs losses as it surpasses 5 million total customers for the first time in its history.
Mid-Band's No Turkey! FCC Auction Tops $38B
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  18 comments
And it is not done yet, the auction will resume on December 1.
HP Sees Networking Revenue Up Ahead of Split
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  11 comments
Hewlett-Packard reported a slight increase in networking revenue in its fiscal fourth quarter as it prepares to split.
Seattle Warms Up for a Gig
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  2 comments
A city once scorned by a public/private partnership gone sour is re-exploring its option for bringing gigabit services to its residents.
Comcast X1 DVR Goes on the Blink
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  1 comment
Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, Comcast X1 users suffer a DVR outage.
Opera Builds App Store for Carriers
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  6 comments
Operators looking for a new way to get a cut of mobile apps can white label the browser developer's subscription app store and offer unlimited downloads for a weekly fee.
Net Neutrality Even Mark Cuban Could Love
Wagner’s Ring  | 
11/26/2014  |  17 comments
Transparency trumps one-size-fits-all regulations.
Eurobites: EU Mobilizes Billions for Broadband
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT M&A developments at home and abroad; carrier aggregation in Austria; Vodafone overly generous with journalists' data.
Why 5G Is a Different Beast
News Analysis  | 
11/26/2014  |  16 comments
What's being referred to as 5G is not just faster mobile broadband but a new way of thinking about connectivity and air interfaces.
For Thanksgiving: A Hotspot Logo Most Fowl
Jonestown  | 
11/26/2014  |  6 comments
They didn't really think this through, did they...
New Juniper CEO Can Be Thankful for $14.5M
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2014  |  12 comments
Rami Rahim's compensation package is smaller than his predecessor was eligible for.
From 4G to 5G: Alcatel-Lucent's Dave Geary
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/25/2014  |  1 comment
Dave Geary, President of Wireless at Alcatel-Lucent, talks about the evolution of the 4G market, small cells, partnerships, 5G and the IoT.
Amazon Eyes Ad-Supported Video – NY Post
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2014  |  10 comments
According to the New York Post, Amazon is developing a new ad-based online video service.
Eurobites: Rights Issue Raises €997M for Telekom Austria
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2014  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Israeli firm claims battery breakthrough; ADVA encrypts in Luxembourg; why 'live' is nearly dead.
Poll: SDN, NFV Make Analytics Critical to OSS
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2014  |  1 comment
More than half of the respondents in Light Reading's poll suggest operators' move to SDN and NFV will make data analytics more critical in the OSS layer.
Why BT + EE Makes More Sense
Shades of Ray  | 
11/25/2014  |  5 comments
BT is talking to potential mobile M&A prey, and in my view EE makes more sense than O2 as a takeover target.
Broadband Reigns Supreme for Cable
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2014  |  3 comments
Showing no signs of slowing down, broadband subscriber growth surged again in the third quarter for US cable companies, even as their video customer counts slipped again.
Brocade: Vyatta Controller 'Use Cases Are Crystallizing'
News Analysis  | 
11/25/2014  |  1 comment
The 'New IP' helped drive a solid quarter for Brocade, which is seeing traction for its Vyatta controller.
OPNFV Does Telecom/Open Source 'Mind Meld'
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2014  |  1 comment
This time, it's not something out of Star Trek – it's the real-world challenge of melding two realms together on the fly.
$35B+ Spectrum Auction Dings Verizon, Shines Dish
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2014  |  10 comments
The FCC's AWS-3 mid-band spectrum auction now stands at $35.1 billion and is starting to affect financial ratings.
Ericsson & IBM: The Many Phases of 5G
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2014  |  26 comments
Ericsson and IBM announce plans to work on phased-antenna arrays in anticipation of 5G arriving in 2020.
Congress Ends CableCARD Mandate
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2014  |  2 comments
Both houses of Congress have passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization Act, which includes a rider that will end the CableCARD mandate.
Forget Bitcoin, Data Is Currency of the Future
Column  | 
11/24/2014  |  14 comments
CSPs armed with real-time operational intelligence are uniquely positioned to realize the true monetary value of the new data economy.
Eurobites: BT in Talks to Buy O2
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2014  |  3 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: BT's rivals get onto Ofcom; Netflix sued in France; T-Systems orchestrates data from the cloud.
Operators Should Block Ads to Get Their Cut, Startup Says
News Analysis  | 
11/24/2014  |  12 comments
Israeli-based Shine wants to help operators block advertisers to get a cut of their revenues, which it says is legally sound and economically justified.
Cleveland Businesses to Get Fat Pipe
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  1 comment
The city gets government funding to upgrade a municipal network to help support existing businesses and attract new ones.
Hey US! Here Comes Tech Mahindra
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  6 comments
Acquisition gives Indian network services and software giant a play in the North American market, and it's banking on its software experience to make a difference.
Last Chapter (11) for Aereo
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  9 comments
Five months after halting operations, online video streaming company Aereo has now filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, seemingly putting its story to bed.
Do You Have a 2020 Vision?
Column  | 
11/21/2014  |  15 comments
Share your views on the next five years and find out what your peers think too.
Eurobites: Telecom Italia Close to Towers Sale
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  6 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Cable & Wireless & UK spooks; Nokia's traffic jam-buster; Scilly Isles get fibered up.
The New Wave of IP + Optical Integration
LRTV Interviews  | 
11/21/2014  |  8 comments
At the Alcatel-Lucent Technology Symposium, Heavy Reading senior analyst Sterling Perrin talks about how SDN has reshaped the discussion around packet and optical integration.
Huawei Targets 4.5G Mobile by 2016
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  7 comments
Chinese vendor is working on a '4.5G' mobile solution that can achieve 1Gbit/s throughput and deliver some 5G-like capabilities well ahead of 2020.
Intel Chief Defends Huge Mobile Losses
News Analysis  | 
11/21/2014  |  8 comments
CEO Brian Krzanich says losses at its mobile group were necessary to gain market share, and talks up data center and IoT growth opportunities.
$38.3M: Ain't That a Kik in the SMS
Que Sera Sarah  | 
11/20/2014  |  17 comments
OTT chat app Kik has raised $38.3M in funding and acquired a GIF maker, showing operators there are other ways to monetize chat than ads and fees.
OIF Advancing Transport SDN Agreements
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
New project will secure industry agreement on implementation ahead of standards to keep transport SDN moving forward.
Xfinity Home App Now On Comcast's X1 TV
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  1 comment
The Comcast Xfinity Home app is now available on the TV screen for X1 subscribers.
Google, AT&T, BT Unite on Network Data Models
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  7 comments
Informal collaboration in OpenConfig group with Microsoft yields key draft standard on BGP protocol and policy model, laying ground for future efforts.
IaaS: The Telco Tool for Business Growth
Column  | 
11/20/2014  |  5 comments
The complexity of cloud service sourcing will boost demand for infrastructure-as-a-service.
Calient Controller Aims to Tame 'Elephant' Flows
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  Post a comment
Controller allows super-sized data center traffic flows to be switched over optical topology.
Eurobites: Telefónica Hooks Up to Equinix
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  2 comments
Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: AlcaLu takes to the skies; Ericsson trials WiFi in Turkey; Vodafone fears cost of TV content.
Verizon Advances SDN Strategy With Bare-Metal Bet
News Analysis  | 
11/20/2014  |  3 comments
The company is in the early days of significant proof-of-concept trials with Pica8 and Cumulus.
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