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Trends for 2012: Western Europe
News Analysis  | 
12/30/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid suggests operator realignment across Europe will continue in 2012
Trends for 2012: North America
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid predicts mobile payments will become mainstream
Huawei Execs Take Turns as Acting CEOs
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2011  |  Post a comment
Eight executives are taking turns at playing CEO, setting up what some think is a succession plan for chief executive Ren Zhengfei
Thai Flooding Clocks Opnext
News Analysis  | 
12/29/2011  |  1 comment
Revenues are going to take a hit until at least March while Opnext recovers from Fabrinet's flood damage
5 Things that Changed Cloud in 2011
Rewired  | 
12/28/2011  |  10 comments
8:20 PM The cloud market is shifting rapidly, and telecom service providers have to be prepared to shift as well
Happy Neu! Year
Jonestown  | 
12/28/2011  |  Post a comment
10:00 AM Musings on the cloud, mobile music and the endless mutability of good intentions
Trends for 2012: Latin America
News Analysis  | 
12/28/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid predicts smartphone adoption will maintain its momentum in Latin America
French Award More LTE Spectrum
News Analysis  | 
12/28/2011  |  Post a comment
Next gen mobile license awards and an asset sale make France Europe’s seasonal hotbed of activity
LTE: Solidity & Uncertainity in 2012
Jonestown  | 
12/27/2011  |  1 comment
Catch-up on LTE news this holiday week and ponder the gulf between the spectrum haves, have-nots and, er, LightSquared
Trends for 2012: Central & Eastern Europe
News Analysis  | 
12/27/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid's 2012 predictions for the Central and Eastern European region
This Olde Website, Part III
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/26/2011  |  Post a comment
Join us for our quasi-annual holiday stroll down memory lane as we celebrate the Web of yesteryear, and Juniper still had cartoons
Trends for 2012: Asia-Pacific
News Analysis  | 
12/26/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid describes the Asia-Pacific market for 2012
Bringing IP & HD to LO
Cable Guy  | 
12/23/2011  |  4 comments
11:00 AM Cable may not have to abandon local origination programming as MSOs migrate to IP video and pivot away from standard-def TV
Trends for 2012: Africa & Middle East
News Analysis  | 
12/23/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid tells us what to expect in Africa and the Middle East in 2012
AT&T Gets Approval for Qualcomm Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/22/2011  |  7 comments
At least something went right for Ma Bell this week
Trends for 2012: Connected Devices
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2011  |  3 comments
Pyramid predicts a rise in tablet sales in 2012
Akamai Goes Mobile by Acquiring Cotendo
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/22/2011  |  Post a comment
The proposed $268M deal takes the hot CDN startup out of the (speculated) grasp of AT&T and Juniper
SyncTV Will Seek Its 'A' Round in 2012
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/22/2011  |  Post a comment
Startup that targets MSOs and programmers intends to land some cash to help fund the expansion of its white-label TV Everywhere platform
Euronews: NSN's SPIT & Polish Job
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2011  |  Post a comment
In today's festive EMEA roundup: NSN pumps up Polkomtel; InfoVista sold to private equity firm; TeliaSonera ups its Kazakhstan stake
PE Firm Takes Control of InfoVista
News Analysis  | 
12/22/2011  |  1 comment
Private equity firm Thoma Bravo buys majority stake in French network management specialist, adding to its recent tech M&A deals
Cisco Adds Another Juniper Exec
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Two CTO-level executives have joined Cisco's ranks from Juniper. One, you already knew about
Infinera CTO Departs
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2011  |  4 comments
Another of the company's founders is moving on, as Drew Perkins downshifts into an advisory role
Maybe AT&T Won't Accelerate Capex
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/21/2011  |  7 comments
The money saved by not getting T-Mobile might not be spent so quickly, one analyst thinks
T-Mobile: How Low Can It Go?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/21/2011  |  3 comments
After nearly nine months of being counted out in the US wireless market, T-Mobile needs a recovery plan and it could include disruptive price cuts
NBC to Stream the Super Bowl
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/21/2011  |  6 comments
Also: Xbox 360 adds VUDU; Concurrent lands ad insertion patent; FCC smacks down Comcast; how much will Verizon have to pay for Netflix?
Trends for 2012: Mobile Payments
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid predicts more regulation in the mobile payments market in 2012
Euronews: Ericsson Readies Swisscom for LTE
News Analysis  | 
12/21/2011  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson upgrades Swisscom's mobile network; Yota brings LTE to Siberia; Ventelo to be sold to private equity firm
ITC Makes a Moto/Microsoft Ruling
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
If you've lost track of which patent suit is which, we don't blame you. This is the one from August where we mentioned Google
Sheehan: Overture & Out
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  5 comments
Two C-level departures and one promotion have been announced at Overture Networks
LightSquared to GPS Industry: Get Bent
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  12 comments
Ratcheting up the pressure, LightSquared asks the FCC to confirm that GPS receivers have no right to interference protection
Why Boards & Councils Failed Cisco
Craig's A-List  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
5:25 PM A lot of people thought Cisco's new-age structure was dumb, but suppose it wasn't. What went wrong? It all comes down to the boss man
DoJ Sniffs Around VZ Wireless-Cable Deals
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
The Department of Justice is expected to pore over the fine print of the marketing deals forged between Verizon and its new cable pals
Keep Your Eyes on Russia
EuroBlog  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
2:00 PM A critical few years in Russian broadband start NOW!
AT&T/T-Mobile: The Really Important Question
Jonestown  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
11:50 AM Will the 'T-Mobile girl' be pithy in pink about AT&T once again?
AT&T/T-Mobile: Happy Xmas, Gear Vendors!
Jonestown  | 
12/20/2011  |  4 comments
10:40 AM It's winter bonus time for gear vendors as AT&T and T-Mobile are expected to up infrastructure spending following the merger collapse
New Charter CEO's Base Salary: $2M
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  5 comments
Also: Analyst presses Cablevision to 'fess up' about COO departure; Verizon, Cablevision settle broadband spat; This Tech rides FreeWheel
LTE Speeds Up, But Doesn't Improve Mobile Video
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  3 comments
LTE data speeds are 5x faster than 3G, but tests find video and battery performance can be more affected by MIMO antennas than the network
T-Mobile Gets Spectrum in AT&T Breakup
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  4 comments
T-Mobile gets more AWS spectrum and 50M more potential customers covered in AT&T breakup. Could this be the start of its path to LTE?
Trends for 2012: Regulation & Policy
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid describes the regulatory situation in 2012
Cloud Customers Get More Demanding
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  1 comment
Enterprises have graduated from, 'Gimme cloud,' to more specific requests, and Savvis's CTO thinks that could benefit service providers
Euronews: DT Preps T-Mobile Plan B
News Analysis  | 
12/20/2011  |  Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom's plans for its T-Mobile USA problem child, and the real value of the AT&T breakup package, dominate today's regional news roundup
Sprint VoIP Patent Suit Targets MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/19/2011  |  Post a comment
Comcast, TW Cable and Cox get a taste of how their relationship with Sprint will change after hooking up with Verizon Wireless
AT&T's Options: A Spectrum Buy-Up?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/19/2011  |  Post a comment
AT&T could soften the loss of T-Mobile by splashing cash on more spectrum, but where would it find the frequencies?
Ex-Cablevision COO Becomes Charter CEO
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/19/2011  |  5 comments
Network DVR visionary Tom Rutledge is to become president and CEO of Charter on Feb. 13
Apple Wins HTC Patent Suit
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/19/2011  |  Post a comment
Some Android-based HTC smartphones may be banned from the U.S. beginning in April, but the Korean vendor is ready with a workaround
AT&T Drops Bid to Acquire T-Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
12/19/2011  |  7 comments
AT&T will have to fork over $4B to Deutsche Telekom and plans to form a roaming agreement now that it's given up on its merger plans
Ciena Shows Off Optical VPNs
LRTV Interviews  | 
12/19/2011  |  Post a comment
From the Vectors customer event in Ottawa, Ciena shows how its gear obeys VPN rules in creating new optical paths
TW Cable Gives HBO GO a Go
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
12/19/2011  |  8 comments
Also: Disagreements reportedly led to Cablevision COO exit; Comcast CEO gets fined; Avail-TVN taps CDN software partner; SureWest revs wideband
Honorable Mentions: Dec. 19
Matt's Mentions  | 
12/19/2011  |  Post a comment
8:00 AM This week's top telecom stories, as chosen by the readers of Matt's Mentions
Trends for 2012: Broadband & Media
News Analysis  | 
12/19/2011  |  Post a comment
Pyramid expects a worldwide slowdown in FTTH deployments next year
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