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Redknee Seals NSN Deal
News Analysis  | 
3/30/2013  |  1 comment
Redknee propels itself into the SPIT big hitters' league by closing the acquisition of Nokia Siemens Networks' BSS unit
Sprint, Softbank: No Huawei in Our Network
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/29/2013  |  2 comments
Huawei is reportedly out at Clearwire as Sprint & Softbank pledge not to use the Chinese vendor's gear.
NFV: Talk of the Town
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/29/2013  |  Post a comment
Network functions virtualization (NFV), SDN's siamese twin, just can't be ignored
End of an Era
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2013  |  18 comments
We say a fond farewell to some long-serving and key Light Reading editors
Comcast Watchathon Nets VoD Boost
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: Liberty Global set to grow with Virgin buy; jury dings AT&T for $27.5 million; cable video losses to slow in 2013; Charter shoots down antenna ad
Q&A: Alcatel-Lucent's SDN CEO
News Analysis  | 
3/29/2013  |  1 comment
A sneak peek at the SDN startup that's making its big debut on April 2. Here's what they're thinking (vaguely) and why they had to be a spin-in
Facebook Phone? Android Event Teased
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/29/2013  |  1 comment
Facebook has something significant to say about Android. Will the company finally introduce the long-rumored Facebook Phone?
Managed Platforms Spring Telcos Into M2M
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/29/2013  |  Post a comment
Telcos can find opportunities in the M2M platform market if they are able to lower costs – and many operators are finding they can generate lower costs with in-house control of their M2M platforms
Will Malone Take a Bigger Run at Ziggo?
The Bauminator  | 
3/28/2013  |  Post a comment
Don't expect anything more to pop for a while, but one analyst sees John Malone & Co. as the 'logical, ultimate acquirer of Ziggo' if the price is right
Supreme Court Ditches Comcast Antitrust Suit
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/28/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: What would drive Ericsson to buy Microsoft's Mediaroom?; FCC IPTV closed captioning approach; Buckeye takes Moto to the edge
Photos: Cable Wi-Fi – A Whole New Ballgame
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/28/2013  |  9 comments
Cable operators are outfitting sporting venues with free Wi-Fi as a way to tout their broadband services. Here's what Comcast has cooked up at the home of the Philadelphia Phillies
Juniper Targets SDN With Another Core Switch
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2013  |  4 comments
Didn't Juniper already have a core switch or two? Yes, but this one's programmable and tailored for whatever SDN will become, Juniper claims
Farewell Then, Ben
EuroBlog  | 
3/28/2013  |  2 comments
At Alcatel-Lucent, the name plate on the CEO's door is being replaced
Euronews: Swisscom Upgrades to 100G
News Analysis  | 
3/28/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Russians vie for Tele2 unit; Liberty takes Ziggo stake; Nokia fined over Indian tax row
SDN Heads for Ethernet Europe
LRTV Documentaries  | 
3/28/2013  |  1 comment
This year's Ethernet Europe event is set for some SDN (software-defined networking) and NFV (network functions virtualization) buzz
Cisco: A Verizon 4G Small Cell Provider?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/27/2013  |  7 comments
Analysts expect that Verizon will stick with LTE suppliers AlcaLu & Ericsson for 4G small cells, but could also add Cisco to the mix
Comcast Deal Shrinks CSG's Outlook
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/27/2013  |  Post a comment
CSG shares went on a rollercoaster ride Wednesday after the billing specialist announced a new long-term deal with Comcast
Making Room for Docsis 3.1
The Bauminator  | 
3/27/2013  |  1 comment
Cable operators will need to free up at least 24MHz of spectrum for Docsis 3.1. But why is that the magic number?
SDN: The Road to Customized Services
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2013  |  Post a comment
A combination of software-defined networking (SDN) and Carrier Ethernet 2.0 technology will radically alter telco capabilities, says Stan 'EtherMan' Hubbard
Google Wants Variable-Rate Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2013  |  20 comments
It's a fringe requirement, but somehow, we're guessing we'll hear more about it
Verizon Ready for LTE Small-Cell Advance
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/27/2013  |  2 comments
Verizon is planning 4G small cells and 'other LTE-Advanced improvements' this year and says it is working with partners on getting the tech 'ready for prime time'
Arris/Moto Combo Poised to Sneak Up on Cisco
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: Intel talks OTT with major programmers; Deluxe lands Starz TV Everywhere deal; Comcast's X1 heads to the Mile High City
Euronews: Will Ericsson Buy Microsoft's IPTV Biz?
News Analysis  | 
3/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson cuts jobs in Sweden; NSN in step with Tango; EC wants less digging, more progress
M&A Mayhem: Who's Next for Oracle?
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2013  |  Post a comment
Oracle is on an M&A tear – who else might be on its hit list? BroadSoft is the favorite
Extreme Embraces Commodity OpenFlow Gear
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2013  |  1 comment
Generic OpenFlow switches are to be loved, not feared, Extreme says, as it hatches plans for Big Switch's open-source hardware platform
T-Mobile's 'Smoking Fast' LTE Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2013  |  7 comments
The 'uncarrier' lures AT&T customers with the iPhone 5 on LTE, 4G HSPA+ 42 inAWS, and PCS 1900 band
TM Forum Helps Others Play Well
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/26/2013  |  Post a comment
The TM Forum's Frameworx claims that 90% of the world's largest service providers have adopted its best practices
Arris & Moto Dominate D3 Modem Market in 2012
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/26/2013  |  Post a comment
Arris and Motorola led Docsis 3.0 CPE revenues in 2012, but others could gain ground in the shift to wireless and video gateways
Google Fiber's TV App Coming to Apple Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/26/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: Hulu board seeks suitors; Spotify said to be spotting up video streaming service; HBO could go OTT when the math is right; 'virtual' MSO debuts in Sweden
Euronews: EC Quantifies Benefits of FTTX
News Analysis  | 
3/26/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telefónica sells off treasury stock; Saudi Arabia is off messaging; fiber push in Scotland
Pure-Play Policy Market Is Dead
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Service providers are increasingly looking for vendors that can include policy as part of charging and billing, rather than a standalone solution
Comcast's X1 Sets Sights on Nation's Capital
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/25/2013  |  1 comment
Washington, D.C., appears poised to become the ninth market to deploy Comcast's IP-capable, next-gen video service
T-Mobile Touts Value in 4G Price War
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/25/2013  |  2 comments
On the eve of its official LTE launch, the 'Uncarrier' undercuts its rivals with contract-free plans
A Test Too Important to Fail
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/25/2013  |  Post a comment
As mobile data usage is growing, wireless networks are suffering. This is giving way to new LTE testing, measurement and service assurance solutions
Vubiquity (nee Avail-TVN) Kicks Off CEO Search
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: U-verse tunes in WatchESPN; Otelco files for bankruptcy; Clearleap re-ups with HBO; Bright House spruces up its mobile apps; UK's Blockbuster finds a buyer
Oracle Snaps Up Tekelec
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2013  |  9 comments
Another major M&A move for Oracle that further boosts its network functions virtualization (NFV) capabilities
All-Fiber Ain't Necessarily Cable's End Game
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Incremental tweaks that boost the capacity of HFC networks will postpone cable's need to pull fiber all the way to the premises, says Motorola exec
Euronews: NSN Raises €800M in Bond Sale
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Interoute bucks the trend; TeliaSonera launches data buckets; Fujitsu invests in UK
Cisco Defends Its 100G Silicon Project
News Analysis  | 
3/25/2013  |  6 comments
The company insists its CPAK 100Gbit/s transceivers are the right move, even though the proprietary parts don't seem that far ahead of the market
Spotted: T-Mobile's 4G in Nine US Cities
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/23/2013  |  1 comment
OpenSignal IDs nine cities with T-Mobile 4G LTE signals, with average downstream speeds of 25 Mbit/s
CableLabs CEO Preaches Speed & Innovation
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2013  |  Post a comment
New CableLabs President and CEO Phil McKinney explains how the R&D house is working to become a leaner, meaner and much more focused innovation machine
This Virtual World
EuroBlog  | 
3/22/2013  |  Post a comment
The potential impact of network functions virtualization (NFV) and SDN is a catalyst for technology suppliers and technology thinkers alike
Photos: Cable Next-Gen IP Strategies 2013
Slide Shows  | 
3/22/2013  |  Post a comment
What's new now and on the horizon for Docsis 3.1, CCAP and cable's IP video transition took center stage at this week's Light Reading Live event at The Cable Center in Denver.
LTE & M2M: The Odd Couple?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
3/22/2013  |  Post a comment
Although LTE seems excessive to machine-to-machine users, it offers many benefits
CCAP Sales to Top $1B by 2017
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
3/22/2013  |  Post a comment
Also: Comcast gives free Wi-Fi to Phillies fans; HBO CTO takes a shot at 4K and 3DTV; Aereo's courtroom setback; Broadcom and Entropic advance their China broadband strategies
Euronews: ZTE Gets One Over Huawei
News Analysis  | 
3/22/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: TripAdvisor et al push Brussels on Google; KPN raises $600M; Viva Kuwait in the black
The SDN Balancing Act
The Philter  | 
3/21/2013  |  5 comments
There's an interesting tension between how much SDN can benefit service providers and how it could threaten their established businesses
Broadcom Helps Out With a Key 100G Part
News Analysis  | 
3/21/2013  |  2 comments
A key chip in the coherent 100G ecosystem gets a refresh, with Broadcom getting invited to help Japan Inc.
More OFC/NFOEC 2013 Pics
Slide Shows  | 
3/21/2013  |  Post a comment
Since we can't show you SDN photos or capture NFV on film, here are pics of tradeshow booths, giant red carpets and people walking with purpose
Carriers Are a Mixed Bag on LTE-Advanced
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
3/21/2013  |  Post a comment
2013 looks to be a foundation year for LTE-Advanced, but many of the features won't be implemented until much later
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