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Tellabs Finds New PON Frontier: The Desktop
News Analysis  | 
9/29/2012  |  1 comment
By converting its GPON platform into an enterprise switch, manufacturer claims to have leadership role in new market
Photos: AT&T Shows Off Its Innovation
Slide Shows  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
One year after making a big deal of its innovation centers, AT&T wanted to show it really has graduated from the old Bell Labs days
Juniper Laying Off 500
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
The job cuts, hinted at during Juniper's earnings, are reportedly emphasizing the QFabric team
Is That a Redknee War Chest?
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Canadian BSS specialist raises C$17.55M from investors – but for what?
There's Something Dishy Going On
The Bauminator  | 
9/28/2012  |  10 comments
1:30 PM Evidence mounts that Charlie Ergen's trying to launch a 'virtual' MSO that offers pay TV over the top
Apple: Sorry About Our Map App
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  13 comments
CEO Tim Cook writes a rare apology to users, but there's no clue yet if Apple and Google will bury the hatchet and get a Google map app on iOS 6
Cable Access Goes for Bigger Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  1 comment
Cisco, Arris, Motorola and Casa are already making CMTS upgrades that will push Docsis 3.0 past 1Gbit/s
Top Five 4G LTE Cities in the US
Jonestown  | 
9/28/2012  |  4 comments
11:00 AM Kansas City emerges as a winner for wireless broadband, as RootMetrics helps us break down the top 4G LTE cities in the US by carrier
OS Watch: RIM Finds Growth in Emerging Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Alibaba forges ahead with Chinese Android alternative; analyst predicts enterprise struggles for Microsoft; Huawei plots its own OS
The Importance of SDN
LRTV Documentaries  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Executives from Extreme Networks, Contrail Systems, HP, vArmour and Embrane discuss the real importance of software-defined networking and why service providers should care
Dish Makes Over-the-Top TV Pitch
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Comcast backs video search specialist; Chicago also gunning for 1-Gig; Vecima bounces back; U-verse's Easy Remote
T-Mobile USA in $2.4B Towers Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
Crown Castle takes control of 7,200 T-Mobile USA towers with an option to buy outright in the future
Adtran Issues Profit Warning
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  3 comments
Third-quarter sales and earnings will fall well below expectations as market conditions fail to improve
Euronews: Commission 'Unleashes' the Cloud
News Analysis  | 
9/28/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: It's metaphor madness as Brussels nails its colors to the cloud; Lumia will cost more than Galaxy; LTE in Slovenia
RIM Posts $235M Net Loss as Sales Slip
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/27/2012  |  7 comments
Investors were cheered by a less-than-expected loss but sales are down again as the wait for BB10 continues
Video Messaging Fail
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/27/2012  |  12 comments
It's a lot tougher than it should be to share a video message with your family if everyone doesn't have an iPhone
BT KISSes Cloud Collaboration
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2012  |  Post a comment
BT's new cloud offering has a well-loved principle at its heart – Keep It Simple, Stupid (KISS)
Sprint Could Make Millions Selling WCS to AT&T
Jonestown  | 
9/27/2012  |  1 comment
1:20 PM Sprint isn't saying what it will do with its WCS licenses, but a sell-off could help further fund its 'Network Vision' 4G upgrades
Mediacom Goes With TiVo
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/27/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Comcast lifts zeebox's US debut; Dish goes rural with satellite broadband; Celeno scores $24M more; Harmonic dons its CCAP
AT&T Gets Personal With Skyfire's Browser
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/27/2012  |  Post a comment
Skyfire helps carriers carve out some prime mobile-browsing real estate using a toolbar that's more intelligent than default options
3 Faces of Cloud
Rewired  | 
9/27/2012  |  1 comment
11:20 AM Cloud services are like dogs: They can take on the personality of their owners, even if they all have four legs and a tail
Comcast Boots Up Wi-Fi in California
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/27/2012  |  Post a comment
Comcast brings its Wi-Fi act to the Golden State after lighting up a 'few thousand' hot spots in areas such as San Francisco and Sacramento
Comcast Gives FTTH a Shot
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/27/2012  |  6 comments
Comcast is mixing fiber and its Metro Ethernet platform – not Docsis 3.0 – to power its new residential 305Mbit/s broadband tier
M&A Realities
EuroBlog  | 
9/27/2012  |  Post a comment
6:30 AM When you're buying a business with a network, post-M&A integration can take a long time – just ask Vodafone
Euronews: Arab Operators Mull Anti-OTT Alliance
News Analysis  | 
9/27/2012  |  Post a comment
In today's EMEA roundup: A plan to deal with OTT challenges; Nokia to name Lumia partners; Vodafone's M&A challenge; NSN's Oktoberfest of SPIT
SCTE Cable-Tec Expo Preview
LRTV Soundbites  | 
9/27/2012  |  Post a comment
FCC Chairman Says Yes to WCS for 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  2 comments
Julius Genachowski opens up the door for AT&T to get 'alternative' 4G LTE services up on the WCS band
Even FTTH Rides the Wireless Wave
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  Post a comment
Mobile backhaul, wireless extensions and Wi-Fi networks all factor heavily into the FTTH business plan
Bandwidth Trader Goes Live
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  1 comment
A little later than planned, the eCX bandwidth trading platform is now open for business
Cisco Snaps Up Wi-Fi Analytics Startup
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  Post a comment
Cisco buys ThinkSmart Technologies to gain some talent and specialized software that examines traffic patterns on public Wi-Fi networks
Embrane CEO Dante Malagrinò
LRTV Interviews  | 
9/26/2012  |  Post a comment
Embrane has built a company that creates virtual network services in the Layer 3 through Layer 7 part of the OSI stack. Why? Let Dante Malagrinò explain it all for you
Startup Boosts Alcatel-Lucent's Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  Post a comment
Alcatel-Lucent adds millimeterwave startup Sub10 Systems to its small-cell backhaul roster
FCC Wary of Usage-Based Broadband
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  3 comments
Also: Arris to show 1-Gig cable modem; Comcast cuts back in California; cable keeps VoD crown; Nook tablet shoots for video glory
Ericsson Buys More OSS Smarts
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  Post a comment
Acquires order management and product catalog specialist ConceptWave as it further boosts its service provider IT (SPIT) capabilities
John Chambers IDs Potential Successors
News Analysis  | 
9/26/2012  |  1 comment
Cisco CEO talks about retirement and names some of the candidates for his replacement in an interview with Bloomberg
RIM Wants a Bronze for BlackBerry
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  3 comments
Carriers are beginning to test BlackBerry 10, as RIM tries to woo developers and prove it can be a relevant third mobile ecosystem
Verizon: Simplify the Home, Protect Fiber's Value
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  5 comments
Verizon exec says FTTH industry must collaborate on reducing complexity in the digital home or see customers 'lose faith' in service providers
FTTH Quietly Grows 10% in North America
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  2 comments
Sure, the big FiOS push is done, but North American FTTH growth is being nourished by other sources, including AT&T
Google: No iPhone 5 Map App Yet
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  13 comments
Google's Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt tells reporters in Japan that Google hasn't done anything about an app for iOS 6 yet
1-Gig Cable Gateway Gets Ready for Its Close-Up
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  7 comments
A Docsis 3.0 gateway from Hitron that gets close to a 1Gbit/s downstream will shoot for CableLabs certification in November
Internet2 Readies Its SDN Launch
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  5 comments
To go with its new 100G backbone, the Internet2 consortium is getting ready to see what OpenFlow can do
TeliaSonera Abandons VoIP Charge
Wireless Bits  | 
9/25/2012  |  1 comment
10:20 AM Carrier scraps mobile VoIP charge plan, but increases data prices
Cisco, Motorola May Be Next to Settle With TiVo
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  6 comments
Also: Service providers to take on the gaming consoles; Cablevision backs broadcasters in their fight with Aereo; Netflix sheds some content
Euronews: Telekom Austria Slashes Dividend
News Analysis  | 
9/25/2012  |  1 comment
Also in today's EMEA roundup: SFR takes LTE to Lyon; ADVA scores in Frankfurt; billing's Big Bango; BT, Dolby partner on teleconferencing
Mapping 4G: Sprint Adds 5 More LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
9/24/2012  |  5 comments
Sprint now has 24 live 4G LTE towns and cities ready for subscribers who grabbed a 4G iPhone 5 or other LTE devices
OTT Services Provide New Opportunities for SDP Vendors
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes  | 
9/24/2012  |  1 comment
SDPs provide network operators with a strong foundation for building successful digital services ecosystems
Overture Appoints New CEO
News Analysis  | 
9/24/2012  |  1 comment
Ciena exec joins Carrier Ethernet access equipment vendor as its new head honcho
Verizon & ActiveVideo Call a Cease-Fire
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/24/2012  |  Post a comment
Also: Comcast DVRs to offer external storage expansion; Nielsen says TV viewing dipped; Google Fiber's latest TV headache
Verizon to Pay TiVo $250M to Settle DVR Fight
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
9/24/2012  |  1 comment
Verizon and TiVo agree to bury the hatchet and work together a few months after AT&T and TiVo agreed to a similar out-of-court settlement
Huawei's High Hopes for Handsets
Wireless Bits  | 
9/24/2012  |  Post a comment
7:30 AM Huawei Device chief predicts big growth, references a Windows 8 handset and hints at a potential new OS
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