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Arris Cuts 500 Staff
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/28/2013  |  1 comment
Layoffs hit former Motorola Home and Arris staff at Horsham, Pa. and 24 other facilities
Xbox Puts Time Warner App on Tap
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/28/2013  |  1 comment
Hundreds of live channels to stream through Microsoft platform
BlackBerry Hopes Services Will Be Its Savior
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/28/2013  |  2 comments
After a disappointing first quarter, BlackBerry is trying to downplay device sales and position itself as an end-to-end platform provider
DirecTV Takes DVR Over Wi-Fi
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/28/2013  |  2 comments
Satellite TV giant introduces DVR streaming over Wi-Fi connections
Euronews: Roaming Cuts Kick In, Big-Time
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6/28/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA lineup: Telenor, Ooredoo score in Myanmar; Spain in EU trouble over access charges; Orange pumped over Tour de France
Huawei Has Its Eyes on the 4G Prize
News Analysis  | 
6/28/2013  |  Post a comment
The major mobile infrastructure companies are on tenterhooks over China Mobile's LTE TDD equipment deals – except Huawei, it seems
Verizon's 5 Step LTE Program
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Completing its LTE rollout may have been the easy part as Verizon preps for the next wave of 4G innovation
Cisco's Insieme Doesn't Like Your SDN Model
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2013  |  6 comments
Neither fish nor fowl, Cisco's Application-Centric Infrastructure seems built to address so-called shortcomings of two main software-defined networking (SDN) camps
Is There Any Hope for Europe?
EuroBlog  | 
6/27/2013  |  5 comments
As APAC and North America forge ahead, Europe seems stuck in yesteryear
OS Updates: From a Firefox to a Safari Shakedown
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/27/2013  |  Post a comment
July kicks off with mobile operating system action from Mozilla, HP, Opera Mini and others
TWC Commits to $85M Data Center Expansion
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6/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Video and IP service demands drive requirement for second major storage facility
NTT Advances SDN
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2013  |  3 comments
NTT Communications is enhancing its reputation as an SDN trailblazer in the telco world.
Verizon Completes LTE Rollout, Turns to VoLTE
News Analysis  | 
6/27/2013  |  2 comments
Having covered its 500th LTE market, Verizon is now eager to perfect 4G voice and is looking to LTE-Advanced
Euronews: UK Fiber Funding in Disarray
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6/27/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: AlcaLu gets Italian job, re-jigs its finances; EC study tells us what we already know
Dish Cedes to Sprint's Clearwire Bid
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2013  |  1 comment
It's the end of the line for Dish's Clearwire bid, as the satellite provider officially withdraws
LTE Inches Closer to Roaming the Globe
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2013  |  1 comment
Interconnect deals and operator urgency are helping bring LTE users closer to global roaming
Service Provider SDN Gets Real
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
6/26/2013  |  2 comments
Pioneering service providers are driving forward with SDN use cases to show how SDN concepts perform in the real world
Cisco Drops Hints About Insieme & SDN
News Analysis  | 
6/26/2013  |  9 comments
The 'vision' behind Insieme is all about rethinking how the data center operates. As for the products ... Hey, look at this other stuff!
SK Telecom Debuts LTE-Advanced
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6/26/2013  |  Post a comment
South Korean operator is the first to turn on LTE-Advanced services and have a handset to go with it
Euronews: Telstra Crashes Euro Cloud Party
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6/26/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Germans scrutinize cable consolidation; Vodafone shares networks in Greece; Ericsson scores in Norway
thePlatform Takes a Latin Twist
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6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
The Comcast-owned video publishing firm strikes a deal to extend its reach to Latin America
Cox Checks Into Hotel Wi-Fi
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6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Already a player in Vegas, the third-largest US MSO is angling for more of the hospitality market
Photos: Cable Show 2013
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Snapshots from the Cable Show in steamy, rainy Washington, D.C.
Plumgrid Launches SDN Overlay Platform
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2013  |  1 comment
The SDN startup reveals details of its platform, which eschews the OpenFlow controller model in favor of a Nicira-like overlay
AT&T Opens New Innovation Labs
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Opens up two new Foundry innovation labs to develop devices and apps for the home and connected car
Sprint Shareholders Approve SoftBank Merger
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/25/2013  |  1 comment
Sprint shareholders finally get to okay the proposed $21.6B merger with Japan's SoftBank
T-Mobile to Debut LTE-A 'Features' in 2013
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/25/2013  |  1 comment
T-Mobile SVP Dave Mayo talks LTE-Advanced, macro network upgrades and small-cell futures at Light Reading show in NYC
New Gigabit Player Plans Debut
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6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Gigabit Squared aims to launch 1Gbit/s service in Seattle for $80 a month next year
Euronews: Swisscom Opts for Some OTT Action
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6/25/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN breaks LTE TDD upload record; German regulator presses ahead with auction; Allot scores LTE hat-trick
Intel Aims to Cut NFV Latency
News Analysis  | 
6/25/2013  |  4 comments
The chip vendor says it's added a hypervisor improvement that makes virtual networks more carrier-grade
Instagram's New Data Hog: Video
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/24/2013  |  3 comments
With 5 million Instagram videos sent in the first 24 hours, operators should keep an eye on the unfiltered growth of filtered video sharing
Cisco's Old Warhorse Gets a Successor
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2013  |  2 comments
No, not John Chambers. We're talking about the older-than-the-hills Catalyst 6500
MSOs Slash Equipment Spending
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/24/2013  |  Post a comment
CMTS and edge QAM shipments and revenues fall in Q1 but are expected to pick up
U.S. Cellular CEO Trades Mobile for Makeup
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2013  |  1 comment
CEO Mary Dillon leaves regional carrier to run Ultra Beauty; TDS exec Kenneth Myers steps into CEO role
Antenna TV Roars Back
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/24/2013  |  8 comments
Number of US broadcast-only TV homes jumps again in latest research survey
Shotgun Scenario for Subsea Operators
EuroBlog  | 
6/24/2013  |  Post a comment
Submarine network operators are tapped whether they like it or not, suggests report
Euronews: Vodafone Strikes €7.7B Kabel Deal
News Analysis  | 
6/24/2013  |  Post a comment
New balls please! As the greensward of Wimbledon prepares for its annual onslaught, we check out what Vodafone and other heavy hitters of EMEA telecom are up to
LG Brings Smarts to Cable
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/24/2013  |  Post a comment
Consumer electronics giant seeks to crack cable market with smart TVs and set-tops galore
British Spooks Tap the Global Net
EuroBlog  | 
6/21/2013  |  4 comments
And you thought the NSA was up to no good with Prism?
NSN Gets Its Cloud On
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2013  |  1 comment
Nokia Siemens Networks CTO explains the importance of cloud capabilities and user personalization to the vendor's strategic vision and gives his views on SDN and NFV
AT&T Ramps Up U-verse
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/21/2013  |  18 comments
Big telco tests bonded VDSL2 gateway that can produce downstream speeds up to 45 Mbit/s
4G Voice Releases Its Stranglehold on Battery Life
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/21/2013  |  Post a comment
The battery-draining potential of VoLTE is becoming less of a concern for wireless operators as the chips catch up
Euronews: AT&T Goes on the Prowl
News Analysis  | 
6/21/2013  |  Post a comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: Is Nokia undervalued?; Ericsson's Swiss role; Monsieur Iliad eyes Belgium
TV Everywhere Getting Somewhere?
LRTV Interviews  | 
6/21/2013  |  Post a comment
While most US consumers still don't know they can get multi-screen video, the number who do know is rising
Sprint Ups Bid for Clearwire to $5 a Share
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2013  |  1 comment
Sprint isn't giving up on Clearwire, upping its offer to exceed Dish's
If These Cars Could Talk
Que Sera Sarah  | 
6/20/2013  |  Post a comment
In-vehicle connectivity becomes a lot more valuable when it extends outside the car
TiMetra at Heart of AlcaLu's Shift
EuroBlog  | 
6/20/2013  |  9 comments
Would Alcatel-Lucent even have a company to turn around if it hadn't bought TiMetra in 2003?
Small Firms Love Cable
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
6/20/2013  |  Post a comment
But midsize and larger firms are more satisfied with telcos, reveals J.D. Power study
Cisco Sees NFV as a Key to New Sales
News Analysis  | 
6/20/2013  |  4 comments
The company would be happy to apply recent acquisitions to network functions virtualization – assuming NFV keeps away from routers, of course
Bartering for Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
6/20/2013  |  Post a comment
New Amdocs study finds that consumers will share personal data for broadband amenities
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