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New Look for Old Telcos
Light Ranting | 10/25/2005

They're doing their best Green Day impression.

SBC Stretches Lightspeed Timeline
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

SBC executive says Project Lightspeed will reach 18M households by mid-2008, rather than the end of 2007

Cisco Beefs Up the Edge
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

New products extend Cisco's carrier Ethernet offerings out to the customer premises

BellSouth Boosted by Broadband, Cingular
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

Quick move to ADSL2+ is helping offset losses in wireline phone revenues, but revenue growth is still flat

Ericsson/Marconi: The Fallout
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

More than 1,000 are expected to lose their jobs as Ericsson outlines further details of its Marconi buy

Mind Your Ws & Qs
Monkey Bidness | 10/25/2005

Kurds forbidden to spell 'whey.'

Go Into the Light, Anne
Monkey Bidness | 10/25/2005

Queen o' the Damned jumps on the Jesus wagon.

Ericsson Buys Bulk of Marconi
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

Swedish vendor to pay £1.2 billion for Marconi's hardware and international services unit

Ericsson Buys Bulk of Marconi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/25/2005

Swedish vendor to pay £1.2 billion for Marconi's hardware and international services unit

NeuStar Moves Into SIP Peering
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

The newly-IPO'd company makes an unexpected move into helping networks peer SIP services

Subsea Market Bubbles
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

There are signs the subsea bandwidth market is improving, operators say prices may be stabilizing

Panel: Video Changes the Telecom Act
News Analysis | 10/25/2005

Telco analysts say video franchising is a big reason to rewrite the Telecom Act of 1996

Cisco's Emergency Connection
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/24/2005

Networking giant intros technology to link first responders over different radio devices

Mime Goth
The Philter | 10/24/2005

Goth chicks, be careful what you wear.

Analysts: Moto Won't Stop Zafirovski
News Analysis | 10/24/2005

Analysts say Motorola is trying to prevent a brain drain by suing its former president and COO

Gate-Watch
Red Panda | 10/24/2005

One gate to rule them all?

SBC on Lightspeed: Full Fiber Ahead
News Analysis | 10/24/2005

SBC officials insist that Project Lightspeed project is on track and they say they may even increase capital spending

100 Best Beers?
Monkey Bidness | 10/24/2005

Bud Light didn't make the list!

Juniper Jumps on Network Security
News Analysis | 10/24/2005

Fleshes out its Enterprise Infranet initiative with the launch of its new Infranet Controller devices

Marconi Rises on Sale Talk
News Analysis | 10/24/2005

Sale speculation boosts Marconi's share price, but analysts aren't convinced by some of the names linked to a potential bid

IMS: Simplify First, Add Apps Later
News Analysis | 10/24/2005

The first wave of IMS deployments aim to help reduce the clutter that consumers face over the telecom wires

Aruba Gets Edgy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/24/2005

WLAN startup intros new products, grabs $25M VC, brands itself 'mobile edge' company

This Is an Ex-Parrot
Monkey Bidness | 10/22/2005

Condition downgraded from 'stunned.'

Slowdowns Smack Level 3, Verio
News Analysis | 10/21/2005

Noticeable traffic problems with Verio and Level3 slowed down the Internet but got cleaned up by Friday night

VOD and the Programming Balance of Power
BroadBananas | 10/21/2005

Cable operators never miss a chance to tout video on demand (VOD) as a differentiator from satellite services. But over the long term, the real value in VOD for MSOs may be redefining the balance of power with cable programming networks.

Bye Bye, Mars
Red Panda | 10/21/2005

Marketeer has a raison d'être. Go figure.

Hair Supply
Jonestown | 10/21/2005

Making love out of nothing at all?

Language Barrier Overcome
Monkey Bidness | 10/21/2005

Englesh R Us.

Savvis CEO Scores Stripper Suit
News Analysis | 10/21/2005

CEO of service provider sued for non-payment of a $241,000 bill at New York City strip club, says Daily News

Schwag Museum: Charlie Hustle
Light Ranting | 10/21/2005

Redback Networks and Pete Rose. Geddit?

Sky Buy Could Boost Lucent
News Analysis | 10/21/2005

Sky's $100M investment in a UK-wide DSL rollout means Lucent is sitting pretty

Murdoch's Sky Takes on BT
News Analysis | 10/21/2005

Rupert Murdoch's Sky is going head to head with BT and the U.K. cable operators as it buys broadband ISP Easynet for $392M

Sick Day
The Philter | 10/21/2005

It's Friday and everyone's calling in sick, aren't they?

Ciena Backs Off BLCs
News Analysis | 10/21/2005

Catena's monster access God box isn't all it was cracked up to be

Chips Brace for 40-Gig
News Analysis | 10/21/2005

Yes, 40 Gbit/s is on the way, and chip makers say it's up to them to make it work

Freescale Buys CommASIC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2005

Moto Semicon spinoff picks up mad OFDM skillz with startup buy

Netflix Pauses on Video Downloads
BroadBananas | 10/20/2005

The LWAPP Comeback
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/20/2005

Weird acronym is recommended as control mechanism for skinny APs -- that's a feather in its CAPWAP!

Cigs & Beer
Jonestown | 10/20/2005

Two great tastes... together at last!

Enter Leading Lights!
Light Ranting | 10/20/2005

Now accepting entries! Send 'em while they're hot!

Unclear on the Concept
Red Panda | 10/20/2005

Democracy: It's Talibantastic!

Avici Swings & Misses in Q3
News Analysis | 10/20/2005

The 'singles' strategy is producing new customers, but it didn't help Avici meet Q3 forecasts

Wild Ride for Redback Shares
News Analysis | 10/20/2005

Q3 numbers don't match analysts' expectations, but stock soars on new talk of growth

ADVA's Still Shopping
News Analysis | 10/20/2005

Covaro's in the house but that doesn't mean the shopping trip is over

StarVox Morphs Into IP Voice Provider
News Analysis | 10/20/2005

The IP Centrix developer, turned service provider, hopes to cash in on the migration of businesses toward VOIP

Shocked. Shocked!
Monkey Bidness | 10/19/2005

A couple bad apples ruin it for the rest.

Vernier's VC Windfall
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/19/2005

Startup grabs $26M, claims new network management focus is going well

The IMS Blues
Jonestown | 10/19/2005

Be careful what you pray for.

Sign o' the Times
The Philter | 10/19/2005

The sign says it all.

Reveling 101
Red Panda | 10/19/2005

Satanists have all the fun.

Cisco Pays to Play in India
News Analysis | 10/19/2005

Cisco says it will invest more than $1 billion in India over the next few years

Lucent Unveils Access God Box
News Analysis | 10/19/2005

Lucent's new Multimedia Access Platform is crammed with access technologies, but it doesn't excel, says analyst

100 Gbit/s!
The Philter | 10/19/2005

Six million email messages per second?

IBM Plugs Into DataPower
News Analysis | 10/19/2005

Big Blue buys Datapower to add to its service architecture plans, giving XML networking a big boost in credibility

Another Showbiz Nightmare
Monkey Bidness | 10/19/2005

Dude, where's my dignity?

Dog Gets All Ironic
Monkey Bidness | 10/19/2005

This boxer has a keen sense of humor.

Source: SBC Plans IPTV for Businesses
News Analysis | 10/19/2005

After SBC gets its arms around selling IPTV to households, the RBOC plans to sell an enterprise video service to corporations

Adelphia Takes Broadbus for VOD
Cable Guy | 10/18/2005

You, the Rug & the Music
Jonestown | 10/18/2005

Hair of the sheep, anyone?

Bookham, Avanex Shore Up
News Analysis | 10/18/2005

The struggling components companies find more fixes for their cash woes

Reva Taps Into RFID Data
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2005

Stealthy startup launches specialist appliance to handle data from RFID readers

SBC Jumps on Lucent IMS Bandwagon
News Analysis | 10/18/2005

SBC follows Cingular in picking Lucent for IMS gear. Will BellSouth be next?

SBC Picks Lucent IMS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2005

SBC follows Cingular in picking Lucent for IMS gear. Will BellSouth be next?

Readers Pick IMS Killer Apps
News Analysis | 10/18/2005

Light Readers sound off in our most recent poll on the applications that will make all this IMS stuff worthwhile

Chimp Chat 'n' Chew
Monkey Bidness | 10/18/2005

Their table manners could stand improvement.

Adtran Earnings Up, Stock Down
News Analysis | 10/18/2005

Adtran outperforms as the company's growth areas now make up nearly one third of its revenues

Fixed! DSL Debugged
Light Ranting | 10/18/2005

Guess what happened to my DSL – and win a T-shirt!

Expo Funnery
Red Panda | 10/18/2005

Lovingly nibbling the hand that feeds.

Cingular HSDPA Goes Live
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2005

North America’s largest operator prepares for commercial launch of high-speed 3G, but no handsets until 2006

PanGo Pockets $10M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2005

Wireless location startup finds more venture capital

Cingular Picks Lucent for IMS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2005

Deal suggests that Lucent's IMS developments are further advanced than previously thought

Cingular Picks Lucent for IMS
News Analysis | 10/17/2005

Suggests that Lucent's IMS developments are further advanced than previously thought

Job Applicant Etiquette
Red Panda | 10/17/2005

Taking the 'communication' out of 'telecommunications technology.'

A Cable Fable
The Philter | 10/17/2005

Is cable TV really that expensive?

Light Reading's Ethernet Expo: Day Three
LRTV Documentaries | 10/17/2005

On the final day of Light Reading's Ethernet Expo, vendors find they need to tighten up their pitches

DSL Doldrums Redux
Light Ranting | 10/17/2005

Battles with Mr. Level Three Support

Bigfoot: Experts Agree
Monkey Bidness | 10/17/2005

'We are NOT credulous ninnies!'

Nortel Names Zafirovski New CEO
News Analysis | 10/17/2005

Bill Owens out, Mike Zafirovski in as Nortel continues its revamp

Zafirovski New Nortel CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2005

Bill Owens out, Mike Zafirovski in as Nortel continues its revamp

ADVA Snaps Up Covaro
News Analysis | 10/17/2005

ADVA strengthens its hand in the Ethernet access market with the proposed acquisition of Covaro Networks for up to $24 million

Here, Kitty Kitty!
Monkey Bidness | 10/16/2005

(Wear protective clothing.)

Narad Networks Version 3.0
BroadBananas | 10/14/2005

Narad Networks introduced a new CEO and product solution this week. Think of it as version 3.0 of the company, which has completed a major turnaround over the last few years.

Insider: HSDPA 'Good Enough'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2005

HSDPA is set to transform the 3G business case, but can it drive 'wireless DSL' to mass-market price points?

Ethernet Expo: It's Raining Packets
News Analysis | 10/14/2005

The Ethernet community comes in out of the rain to hear Bob Metcalfe and service providers on the rush to packet technology

Internet Peering on Thin Ice?
News Analysis | 10/14/2005

Cogent and Level 3 mudslinging is raising big questions about Internet peering arrangements

Light Reading's Ethernet Expo: Day Two
LRTV Documentaries | 10/14/2005

The second day of Light Reading's Ethernet Expo featured more big carriers and enterprises discussing technology opportunities

FT Picks Ericsson for IMS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2005

Ericsson has landed a major deal from France Telecom for its IMS-based systems, according to industry sources

Weekend Fun
Monkey Bidness | 10/14/2005

W takes the fall.

FT Picks Ericsson for IMS
News Analysis | 10/14/2005

Ericsson has landed a major deal from France Telecom for its IMS-based systems, according to industry sources

Coming Soon: iBoobs
Red Panda | 10/13/2005

MP3-playing breast implants? What could go wrong?

Ethernet Expo: Shop 'Til You Drop
News Analysis | 10/13/2005

Enterprise users at Ethernet Expo say they love Ethernet service but have had trouble finding it

Separated at Birth?
Monkey Bidness | 10/13/2005

Crazed Hipster and Mad Maggie.

SBC Eyes Alamo City for Video
News Analysis | 10/13/2005

SBC has applied for a state-issued video franchise, even after saying its IPTV service didn't require one

Mystery Box
The Philter | 10/13/2005

What's that I see at Fujitsu's booth?

Nortel Suffers China 3G Setback
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2005

Its JV with China Putian has fallen through, with the Chinese vendor opting to hook up with Nokia instead

Ready for 100-Gig Ethernet?
News Analysis | 10/13/2005

It's not too early to talk about 100-Gbit/s Ethernet, according to speakers at the Ethernet Expo. Metcalfe says its inevitable

Sky May Dabble in DSL
News Analysis | 10/13/2005

Having passed on Skype, Rupert Murdoch is now eyeing the broadband and local loop unbundling business

Light Reading's Ethernet Expo: Day One
LRTV Documentaries | 10/13/2005

Light Reading's Ethernet Expo opens with a keynote from Bob Metcalfe and a big announcement from the Metro Ethernet Forum

Save the Children
Monkey Bidness | 10/13/2005

...from pink corn-fed nudes.

Nokia Invests in China 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/13/2005

Sets up $111M joint venture with China Putian to develop 3G network equipment, leaving Nortel out in the cold UPDATED 1:45 PM

Nokia Invests in China 3G
News Analysis | 10/13/2005

Sets up $111M joint venture with China Putian to develop 3G network equipment, following in Nortel's footsteps UPDATED 1:45 PM

Sequans Plots Mobility
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/12/2005

Gallic startup wants pole position in the mobile WiMax race

Ethernet Expo: Gurus Grade Themselves
News Analysis | 10/12/2005

Having had to shop for carrier Ethernet, AT&T knows first-hand that it's not entirely there yet

Carriers Line Up for IMS Test
News Analysis | 10/12/2005

Carriers are lining up to take part in the MSF's global IMS test, but analyst questions how useful it might be

Squirrels on Crack!
Red Panda | 10/12/2005

Drug-crazed rodents terrorize South London.

MetaSolv Scores at BellSouth
News Analysis | 10/12/2005

OSS firm scores significant IP service activation deal at BellSouth

MEF Adds Carrier Certification
News Analysis | 10/12/2005

MEF launches Phase 2 of its Ethernet certification program, looking to green-light carrier services

Vonage Hearing Buy-Out Bids
News Analysis | 10/12/2005

Several serious suitors have very recently stepped up to take out Vonage, but Jeffrey Citron's no cheap date

Ethernet on the Brain
Column | 10/12/2005

The Ethernet revolution centers on New York this week

NextGenTel Tries Out WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2005

Norwegian operator decides to check out what all the WiMax hype is about

DSL Doldrums
Light Ranting | 10/11/2005

The marketing guys must know what's up.

Grande Drip
The Philter | 10/11/2005

Can we please stop serving the girly-drink-out-loud-joker people?

Chen's Outta Atrica
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/11/2005

Marketing maven Nan Chen lights out for Strix Systems, saying mesh wireless systems are where the action is

Sycamore Surprises With Profit
News Analysis | 10/11/2005

Sycamore shares leap 8% in early trading following a surprise profit announcement, the first in five years of growth in Asia/Pacific

Extreme, Virtela Venture Into Net Monitoring
News Analysis | 10/11/2005

Network monitoring services are the wave of the future, both companies have decided

Chen's Outta Atrica
News Analysis | 10/11/2005

Marketing specialist Nan Chen lights out for Strix Systems. Former Cisco optical guru Scott Messenger takes over UPDATED 11:20 AM

India Blocks Foreign Telecom Gear
News Analysis | 10/11/2005

Why is the Indian government suspicious of Huawei's expansion plans?

Smurf-nica
Jonestown | 10/10/2005

The little blue men get theirs.

Google Goes to Wonkytown
News Analysis | 10/10/2005

As the search giant's interests grow out in all directions, so do its interests in the nation's capital

E-Musement
The Philter | 10/10/2005

Alexander Muse is killing (1) his email list; and (2) the language.

Bork Borks Miers
Red Panda | 10/10/2005

Former borkee turns bork sword on new nominee.

Convergence Drives M&A
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2005

Comverse buys former Kenan billing business from CSG to bolster its converged billing and customer care

Convergence Drives Billing M&A
News Analysis | 10/10/2005

Comverse buys former Kenan billing business from CSG to bolster its converged billing and customer care portfolio

Will the Real 3G Please Stand Up?
LR Mobile Column | 10/10/2005

Will the Real 3G Please Stand Up?
3G operators' move to HSDPA could finally make mobile broadband a mass-market reality.

BellSouth, Sprint Team on MPLS
News Analysis | 10/10/2005

BellSouth strikes long-distance deal with Sprint, taking a different approach from its RBOC rivals SBC and Verizon

GPON Vendors Line Up
News Analysis | 10/10/2005

The pending RBOC RFP would seem to favor Alcatel, Motorola, and Tellabs, but analysts see room for surprises

A Slapshot on the Subject of 'Free'
BroadBananas | 10/7/2005

Navini Rips BT a Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2005

A 'mobile broadband' wireless trial that is, in Birmingham no less

UTStarcom Stung by Softbank
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2005

A $40M shortfall in IPTV revenues – and a few other surprises – spoil UTStarcom's third-quarter results

The Leading Lights Are On!
News Analysis | 10/7/2005

Fire up those word processors and spreadsheets and build your case to win a Lightie!

Schwag Museum: The Ciena Dawg
Light Ranting | 10/7/2005

This dog was made for walking.

First Large BPL Network Powers Up
News Analysis | 10/7/2005

The first US commercial deployment went live this week, but the market still has mixed messages

Something Bunny Is Going On
Red Panda | 10/7/2005

It's Friday. Time to laugh at stupid English people.

Siemens Unveils 21CN Partners
News Analysis | 10/7/2005

Discloses the partners it's taking into BT's 21CN next-gen network project, with Juniper leading the way

C&W Shares Plunge
News Analysis | 10/7/2005

Shares in Cable & Wireless plunge more than 16% on news that H1 revenues are expected to fall by 6%

UTStarcom Stung by Softbank
News Analysis | 10/7/2005

A $40M shortfall in IPTV revenues – and a few other surprises – spoil UTStarcom's third-quarter results

Redline Scores $15M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/6/2005

WiMax startup grabs more venture capital as it readies 802.16d products

VOIP Players Spur Spending
News Analysis | 10/6/2005

Internet and other IT companies are crashing the telco party with VOIP; an escalating voice war should boost equipment vendors

Critters Gone Wild!
Jonestown | 10/6/2005

Snake vs Alligator = worst.heartburn.ever.

Wrapped Up in Himself
Red Panda | 10/6/2005

Only the lonely know how it feels to be sealed in plastic.

BB Forum: Gateway Goals for Carriers
News Analysis | 10/6/2005

Home gateways are golden, Italtel accepts Accenture, and PacketFront perks up at the Broadband Forum in Madrid

Spider Man
The Philter | 10/6/2005

This lovely little creature was waiting at my door a few days ago when I got home from work.

Telcos, Vendors Battle Over Gateway
News Analysis | 10/6/2005

Carriers want more sophisticated home gateway technology that can support triple play, but there's a price to pay

Tellabs Edges Into GPON
News Analysis | 10/6/2005

Tellabs adds some Vivace to its GPON plans and Siemens preps its GPON assault for 2006

Covad Buys in Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/5/2005

Covad Communications is buying wireless ISP NextWeb for $24.7 million

Alien 1, Dog 0
Monkey Bidness | 10/5/2005

They don't smell so hot, but they got a wicked sense of humor.

IPTV Startup Has Big Plans for Texas
News Analysis | 10/5/2005

Optical Entertainment Network wants to wire Texas with fiber-fed IPTV, one zip code at a time

Revenge of DWDM
Column | 10/5/2005

Ready for an enterprise telecom spree?

IPTV Rules
The Philter | 10/5/2005

Are IPTV providers really exempt from video franchises?

Ronnie Barker: Dead Now
Red Panda | 10/5/2005

We salute a comic genius with our tiny, furry paw.

ADC Slips on Inventory Pileup
News Analysis | 10/5/2005

Says its carrier customers were stockpiling fiber access gear, giving it a bumpy quarter

Marveling at the Munis
News Analysis | 10/5/2005

Muni networks are hot, but they face some challenges, say Light Readers and a new report

Even Video Is Big in Texas
News Analysis | 10/5/2005

Texas approves its first state-issued video franchise, opening the way for a triple-play shoot-out

XO Adds to VOIP 'Peer Pressure'
News Analysis | 10/5/2005

With the entrance of XO, VOIP peering gains some much-needed momentum

TI Unveils Wireless E-MTA Solution
BroadBananas | 10/4/2005

Texas Instruments introduced the first reference design for an integrated wireless residential gateway, DOCSIS 2.0 cable modem and PacketCable 1.5 embedded media terminal adapter (E-MTA).

The Idiot Box
Red Panda | 10/4/2005

Your mom was right: It'll rot your brain.

Stock Watch: LUNT
Light Ranting | 10/4/2005

Lucent and Nortel's stocks are the same price. Again.

Alcatel Unveils 'Universal' Metro Switch
News Analysis | 10/4/2005

Launches new metro optical transport switch, says it’s being trialed by Telecom Italia

Nominum Takes Telefónica
News Analysis | 10/4/2005

Nominum touts Telefónica as its latest customer as converged IP networks put more demand on DNS

UBS: Nortel Wins in Korea
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2005

Analysts raise revenue estimates for Nortel following its 3G joint venture success in Korea

Baby Pig Walk
Jonestown | 10/4/2005

Trouble making your pot-bellied pig walk up a ramp?

The Philadelphia Experiment
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2005

EarthLink, Motorola, and Tropos win citywide WiFi mesh deal

Google's Ad-Mad Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2005

Google aims to boost ad revenue by offering free Net access in San Francisco

Kansas? Boring?
Monkey Bidness | 10/4/2005

Hallmark disses the Corn Belt.

BPL on Trial
The Philter | 10/4/2005

Some won't excel with BPL.

Hey Boss: Shut Up!
Light Ranting | 10/4/2005

New insights into the dangers of free speech

Google's Ad-Mad Network
News Analysis | 10/4/2005

Google aims to boost ad revenue by offering free Net access in San Francisco

NTL & Telewest: Together at Last!
News Analysis | 10/3/2005

After a prolonged courtship, ntl and Telewest have announced their nuptials in a deal worth $6B

Strix Has WiMax Plans
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2005

Mesh startup looks to WiMax to extend its metro capabilities with huge backhaul

Three Tune Army
Red Panda | 10/3/2005

Uncle Sam wants you... to get free downloads!

Avanex Concerns Continue
News Analysis | 10/3/2005

The company's 10-K filing comes with a note about Avanex's future as a 'going concern'

Enterprises: More Fiber in the Diet?
News Analysis | 10/3/2005

Some large companies are building their own networks based on DWDM and Ethernet technology

SF Muni WiFi in Low Gear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2005

A year later, San Francisco's muni WiFi project is still little more than a gleam in the mayor's eye

Beer Problem Solved
Monkey Bidness | 10/3/2005

Too wasted to raise your arm? No prob!

Meriton Buys Mahi Networks
News Analysis | 10/3/2005

Canadian vendor buys ROADM player to form a metro 'agile optical networking' vendor. It's a smart move, says analyst

WiMax USA: Spectrum Crunch Ahead
News Analysis | 10/1/2005

A lack of licensed spectrum could become a big issue for ISPs looking to implement WiMax in the US, but it helps Sprint Nextel

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