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S50 Test Drive, Part II
The Philter | 12/30/2005

Will Siemens Sail with Harbour?
News Analysis | 12/30/2005

A report from China says Siemens is acquiring Harbour Networks's telecom router lines

2005 Top Ten: Stock Gains and Pains
News Analysis | 12/30/2005

The annual look at the top winners and losers among telecom-related stocks

2005 Top Ten: Photos
Slide Shows | 12/30/2005

The year 2005 produced some memorable photojournalism. Not here, but somewhere, we're sure

People of the Year 2005
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/29/2005

Four people and an, uh, object that have helped to shape 2005

People to Watch in 2006
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/29/2005

Entrepreneurs, visionaries and at least one executive who ought to put a sock in it

Oh, Lord
The Philter | 12/29/2005

Google is being sued by Jews for Jesus

2005 Top Ten: Monkey Business
News Analysis | 12/29/2005

The top ten quotes from the Light Reading message boards

2005 Top Ten: Signs of Recovery
News Analysis | 12/29/2005

We still see positive signs aplenty as the telecom biz goes from survival mode to, well, something else

Former Qwest SVP Pleads Guilty
News Analysis | 12/28/2005

Marc Weisberg joins the ranks of former Qwest executives who have struck up plea bargains

2005: The Year in Quotes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/28/2005

Some of the more memorable lines from the news pages of Unstrung in 2005

2005 Top Ten: Heavy Findings
News Analysis | 12/28/2005

IMS, IPTV, and even some non-acronym topics (hint: Ethernet) topped the Heavy Reading hot 'n' heavy list this year

Technologies to Watch in 2006
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/27/2005

Five undersung technologies and applications that may get their due in 2006

Nortel Takes Tasman for $100M
News Analysis | 12/27/2005

Pays $100M for security-focused company that sells routers that compete primarily with Cisco's low end

Muni Mesh: SF Leads The Way
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/26/2005

EarthLink looks to be the early leader in a five-horse race

2005 Hits & Misses
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/23/2005

What Unstrung's editors -- and readers -- got right in 2005, and where we jumped the shark

Offshore Comes Home
The Martin Chronicles | 12/23/2005

'Reverse outsourcing' poised to make big news in '06.

Siemens: IPTV Game Not Over
News Analysis | 12/23/2005

Believes it still may have a shot at the IPTV business of the US RBOCs, should the Microsoft/Alcatel solution falter

Poll to Juniper: Bad Move
News Analysis | 12/23/2005

LR poll suggests Juniper lawsuit will backfire

AOL/Google: VOIP Buddies
News Analysis | 12/22/2005

The AOL/Google deal includes a peering arrangement that will connect large pools of VOIP-enabled IM users

Winstar Judgment Hits Lucent for $244M
News Analysis | 12/22/2005

A bubble-era lawsuit comes back to haunt Lucent – to the tune of $244M

Fearless Predictions for 2006
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/22/2005

WiMax providers might hurt for business, but IP lawyers won't – plus more from our crystal ball

IBM Tiptoes to Telecom With Micromuse
News Analysis | 12/22/2005

Micromuse stock jumps 36% on news of its sale to IBM, as the tech giant moves to put telecom tools into management products

Year-End Review
LR Mobile Column | 12/22/2005

Year-End Review
We recap 2005 and look ahead to the new year

Vendors Sign BT 21CN Contracts
News Analysis | 12/22/2005

Four of BT's eight 21CN preferred vendors sign contracts, but what's the holdup on the lagging quartet?

Insider: UMA's Narrow Window
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/21/2005

UMA has a time limit for fixed/mobile convergence success, according to Unstrung Insider

Cisco Taps Cerent Vet
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Cisco has rehired Ajaib Bhadare, part of Cerent's founding team, to help the division that now houses optical networking

India's Telecom Market Accelerates
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Telecom subs in India are growing by more than 3 million every month

Juniper Sues LR Message Boarders
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Networking company sues anonymous Light Reading message board posters for libel and defamation

AT&T Plans Utility Computing Overhaul
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

AT&T plans to tie big-name software applications and per-minute CPU charges in the next year

Cable Crowd Seeks VOIP Peers
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

Thirty companies in the VOIP peering business have answered an RFI from CableLabs to link up the VOIP networks of the cable guys

Nortel's Clent Came & Went
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

As Nortel's head marketing honcho leaves the fold, we ask: Latest victim of top table purge, or curse of the CMO ticket?

Prosecutors Pounce on Nacchio
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

Joseph Nacchio faces 42 counts of insider trading in an indictment brought down this morning

Lightie Highlights
The Philter | 12/20/2005

Pat Russo speaks!

The Light Reading 2005 Telecom Investment Conference Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 12/20/2005

LRTV's exclusive coverage of The Light Reading Telecom Investment Conference features commentary from Redback's Kevin DeNuccio, Verizon's Stu Elby, and telx Group's Hunter Newby

In-Flight Wireless ETA Unknown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2005

Airvana moves airliner broadband slightly closer to reality

No Tomorrow for Chiaro
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

The startup is shutting down, yet another casualty of the core-router races

Talking Over VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Improvements are coming for voice-over-WLAN, but vendors aren't all singing the same tune

Another Mobile Email Spat
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Visto versus Microsoft means good times for attorneys

WLAN Switches Face Integration
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Software from NextHop could be an early step towards eliminating standalone WLAN switches

Might Microsoft Want Sci-Atlanta?
News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Rumors this week say Microsoft might try to outbid Cisco, but at least one analyst doesn't see it happening

Broadcom May Scoop Sandburst
News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Chip giant is making a bid in the $100M+ range to get a piece of the Juniper Ethernet business, sources say

HR Sees B-RAS Role Expanding
News Analysis | 12/16/2005

A recent Heavy Reading report says the broadband remote access server may take on new tasks in triple-play networks

Leading Lights Awards 2005
LRTV Documentaries | 12/16/2005

The 11 winners of the second annual Leading Lights Awards claim their prizes at a gala NYC dinner

MTV Gets the Urge
The Martin Chronicles | 12/15/2005

MTV's new online music service appropriates a cultural reference from hippie days.

A Night of Lighties
Column | 12/15/2005

Lucent nabbed two awards – and more tales of terror from our second annual Leading Lights dinner

Jabber Jingles All the Way
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

The instant messaging software group adds VOIP to its list of tricks, thanks to a little help from Google

Google's WiFi Mountain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2005

Work is underway on the Google WiFi network in Mountain View, stage one for the firm's public access plans

Verizon's Elby: IPTV Could Take Years
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

IPTV is the future, but the future isn't here yet, says Verizon's VP of network architecture

LR Names 2005 Leading Lights Winners
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

The 11 winners of the second annual Leading Lights Awards claim their prizes at a gala NYC dinner

India's Telecom Startups Reel in Cash
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

India's telecom market is entering a new stage of investment, and for the first time home-grown vendors are emerging

Visto Licenses NTP Patents
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2005

Mobile email provider is the third company to license IP from NTP

2004 Leading Lights: Where Are They Now?
News Analysis | 12/14/2005

With this year's Leading Lights Awards set to be handed out in New York City tonight, we look back at the fate of 2004's winners

EarthLink Buys New Edge
News Analysis | 12/13/2005

Major ISP to buy VPN provider New Edge for $144 million in cash and stock as it ramps up activity in the SMB market

Mobile Romance & Sport
The Martin Chronicles | 12/13/2005

Trip Hawkins thinks mobiles will be the gateways to social connection – and great kissing

Cisco, Nortel Score Comcast Wins
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Comcast casts Cisco and Nortel for starring roles in its new optical backbone

Carriers Get Internet Savvy
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Network operators can now get a view of the global Internet infrastructure, including a look at how their rivals are faring

Fujitsu Senior VP Bill Erickson
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2005

Fujitsu Senior VP Bill Erickson talks about the opportunities for carrier Ethernet equipment and services

Security Trumps Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2005

Bluesocket pushes voice, but users only have eyes for the security features

Aquantia Gets out of the 10-Gig Gate
News Analysis | 12/9/2005

Another chip startup has emerged in the 10-Gbit/s copper arena as the IEEE wraps up a key standard

Amsterdam Gets Active With FTTH
News Analysis | 12/9/2005

Major FTTH project opts for active Ethernet, with wholesale capacity provider bbned and Cisco pulling the strings

Ciena Grows & Pares Losses
News Analysis | 12/8/2005

Ciena looks ahead to more revenue growth as it continues to focus on optical transport and Ethernet services

Yahoo Jumps Into Voice
News Analysis | 12/8/2005

Yahoo will soon announce a PSTN-connected version of its VOIP client, a clear statement that it intends to compete with Skype

Ma Marble
The Philter | 12/8/2005

Have you seen the new AT&T logo?

IMS & SDPs Must Work Together
News Analysis | 12/8/2005

Insider report says carriers will need both to sell new IP apps

Google Gotcha
Light Ranting | 12/7/2005

Have you ever really tested search engines?

Enigma Unlocks Packet Switch Fabric
News Analysis | 12/7/2005

The switch-fabric startup launches this week, taking its shot at new technology for the backplane

Google Targeting
Red Panda | 12/7/2005

Handy help for terrorists everwhere!

Cisco Everywhere: Meet SONA
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

A bid to make the network – and Cisco's devices and software – the home for key enterprise apps like security

BT Takes 21CN 'Baby Step'
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

BT talks up successful VOIP trials using technology from 21CN key vendors, including softswitch capabilities from Ericsson

The Openera Era
The Philter | 12/6/2005

'I can't hear you. But you look fabulous.'

Infinera Bags Big Bear
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

Infinera comes clean as the buyer for the rest of the transponder company's assets

Cisco Relents on Wi-LAN Claims
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Vendor will purchase and license patented WiFi technology

NTL Eyes Mobile Buy
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Cable operator NTL offers £817M (US$1.41B) for mobile operator Virgin in a bid to offer quad-play

Wireless Security Portal Opens
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Find flaws and fixes for 802.11, Bluetooth, 3G, WiMax, and RFID

Verizon's Expensive Books
Light Ranting | 12/5/2005

$14B? What good are phone books anyway?

Cisco Warms Up to IMS
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

The networking giant is slowly moving its gateways and softwitches to IP Multimedia Subsystem interoperability

WWP Bags $25.5M More
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Two Craig McCaw-influenced firms lead the Ethernet equipment vendor's latest financing

Cisco's CRS-1 Goes Optical
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Adding IP-over-DWDM and a new type of GMPLS, Cisco hopes to bring the CRS-1 closer to the optical core

Cisco Integrates Session Control
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

As expected, Cisco has put a session border controller into a router, but the company didn't do it by acquisition

Users in Blackberry Jam
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2005

As RIM moves toward a settlement in its patent dispute with NTP, alternative mobile email services start to look more attractive

LR Picks M&A Strategy Finalists
News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Light Reading names the Leading Lights finalists for M&A Strategy, Public Company

Cisco's Funk Breakdown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Funk could be Juniper's backdoor into Cisco accounts

RIM Ruling Foretells Changes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2005

Latest round in patent dispute with NTP only hastens move to open systems for wireless email

Euro Giants Lose Market Share
News Analysis | 12/1/2005

Europe's incumbent operators continue to lose market share in their domestic fixed line voice sectors, according to research from InfoCom

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