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Li Takes Tropos Route
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Tony Li comes onboard as software guru at WiFi mesh firm

What's Next for TelecomNext?
News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Show organizers say the show was a success, but attendees are less sure of the value in yet another show

LR Shakes Up Private Companies List
News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Four new faces debut on the list and four more hit the floor as LR updates one of its most talked about Top Tens

Broadband USA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2006

As carriers promise updates, business users clamor for new mobile broadband services

FiberZone Starts Connecting
News Analysis | 3/30/2006

Founded by a GPON pioneer, the Israeli startup raises $8M more to build automated patch panels

Reports: Alcatel/Lucent Deal Nears
News Analysis | 3/30/2006

French media reports suggest today's Alcatel board meeting is one of the final steps before an Alcatel/Lucent merger deal is signed

Merger Would Benefit Lucent in IPTV
News Analysis | 3/29/2006

A merger with Alcatel may be Lucent's chance to be a part in fiber-driven IPTV rollouts in the future, analysts believe

The Perfect Storm
Cutting Loose | 3/28/2006

Per-minute prices for mobile calls is diving swiftly toward zero – and that's good news for enterprise network managers

Verizon's EV-D'oh!
Jonestown | 3/28/2006

Maybe Verizon's ratcheted things down or maybe something else is afoot.

21C World Forum: It's a Tie!
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

Tough choices at London show: Matt Bross, BT's CTO, in fancy dress, or some 'orgasmic chocolates'

RBOCs Wait & See on P2P
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

P2P traffic may be on the rise, but some of the biggest phone companies in the US aren't worried (yet)

Palm Pushes Deeper Into Enterprise
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/27/2006

Expanding salesforce and MS partnership give Treo a larger business foothold

Arch Rock Racks $5M for Sensors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/27/2006

Stealthy startup plans wireless monitoring for servers and storage devices

Muni WiFi Fuss
The Martin Chronicles | 3/27/2006

Public benefit or 'mobile marketing ecosystem'?

TelecomNext: In Pictures
News Analysis | 3/27/2006

There's nothing more distracting than working a tradeshow in Vegas. Not that we're complaining

Toodaloo TDMA
The Martin Chronicles | 3/24/2006

Spectrum-hogging networks to go dark as Cingular gets off the TDMA dime.

RIM's Backend Kicker
Jonestown | 3/24/2006

The hidden charms of the Blackberry.

Treo Hits New Highs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2006

Vendor adds more RIM-like features to combat Blackberry in business market

Ericsson's Riverstone Hangover
News Analysis | 3/24/2006

It may have lost out in the bid to buy Riverstone, but it's not short of carrier Ethernet equipment partners

Alcatel/Lucent: The Domino Factor
News Analysis | 3/24/2006

Should the two giants get wed, other mega-mergers could follow close behind, says analyst

Lucent & Alcatel: Quigley or Russo?
News Analysis | 3/24/2006

Should Alcatel and Lucent tie the knot, one of the key decisions will be choosing the CEO – Pat Russo or Mike Quigley?

Europe First for Redmond Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2006

US carriers are expected to follow the Microsoft mobile email trail in the first half of this year

P&G Finds RFID Razor-Sharp
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2006

Consumer product giant likes the supply-chain data it gets with Vue Technology

TelecomNext: Notebook Nuggets
News Analysis | 3/23/2006

A collection of news snippets from a show that didn't live up to Supercomm standards, according to many vendors

TelecomNext Booth Reviews
Light Ranting | 3/23/2006

How many black leather couches can there be?

Nortel, Minerva Find IPTV Partners
News Analysis | 3/23/2006

Nortel says Minerva is its IPTV middleware of choice; the relationship has already earned Minerva a hearing at Verizon

iDon't Care
Jonestown | 3/22/2006

About an Apple smartphone... rumors or not.

Siemens Shuffles Top Deck
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Siemens Communications gets a new president as German giant revamps its management lineup

Lucent to Spend $207M for Riverstone
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Lucent wins Riverstone bankruptcy auction with $207M bid over Ericsson

RIM's Unified Theory
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Superior technology and customer loyalty give Blackberry a head start over mobile apps rivals

Ruckus Rounds Up Pioneer
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Wireless networking startup focusing on IPTV rounds up its first US carrier customer, Pioneer Telephone

BATM's Secret Slips Out
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Its press release, filename 'foundery,' cites a secret OEM partner for its Ethernet gear. Who could it be?

Mesh & the Mayor
Cutting Loose | 3/21/2006

Cities across the US are waking up to a new wireless future

RBOCs to Vendors: More Nines, Please
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Consolidating carriers are more demanding than ever, as noted at a TelecomNEXT CTO panel

SkyPilot Finds Muni Landing Strip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2006

TriBand system offers layered service for cities, businesses

Sources: Lucent, Nokia in Play for Siemens
News Analysis | 3/20/2006

Siemens is in talks about the possible sale of its black sheep Communications division, sources say

Earth to Bill
The Martin Chronicles | 3/17/2006

With Virtual Earth, MS is at it again.

Filling Out the Wireless Application
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Daniel Taylor of the Mobile Enterprise Alliance, on life beyond Blackberry and mobilizing new applications

Ericsson Wants Riverstone
News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Lucent, don't bogart that Riverstone! Ericsson puts in a $178M bid for the troubled company (Riverstone, that is)

USTA: Whatya Got?
Column | 3/17/2006

Can the lawyers pull off an interesting tradeshow?

Vodafone Cashes In on Japan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Sells its Japanese operations to Softbank in a deal worth $13.9B, with $10.5B in cash set to flow back to shareholders

Extreme: Movin' Out
News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Ethernet switch vendor has to move because it's putting its HQ on the block, but it might land $70M for its troubles

Analysts Dismiss Ericsson/Juniper Talk
News Analysis | 3/16/2006

This rumor is getting a thumbs-down, but plenty of others are likely to make the rounds in weeks to come

Gartner Nixes the UMPC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Enterprise users encouraged to hold off on latest crop of Microsoft tablets, wait for 'mature' technology

Sacramento to Set Up Muni WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Sacramento is the next in a growing list of cities to roll out a city-wide WiFi network

Google: Anywhere, Anytime, Anyhow
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2006

Enterprise users are watching Google's mobile moves with interest

Juniper Drops Message Board Suit
News Analysis | 3/15/2006

Court document shows the company has backed down from its suit of ten Light Reading message board users

CeBIT Pics: Prepping for the World Cup
News Analysis | 3/15/2006

Balls were thick on the ground at CeBIT this year

Mind the Gap - Or Not
Nearpoints | 3/15/2006

Sprint: Still Going Beyond 3G
News Analysis | 3/14/2006

Sprint says its next-gen mobile network plans are running smoothly and it expects to reach 30M people by 2011

Verizon: All Together Now?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2006

Now could be the right time for Verizon to buy Vodafone's stake in its wireless venture, according to analysts

Ethernet Reaches for 100-Gig
News Analysis | 3/13/2006

The movement for 100-Gig is afoot, as are efforts to bring EPON to the 10-Gig level

Verizon Triangulates on Location Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2006

Firm debuts workforce tracking application as location-based services market hots up

Razr Dulled by Tech Glitch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2006

T-Mobile, Cingular halt sales of popular Motorola mobile UPDATED 3:45 PM

A No-Brainer
The Martin Chronicles | 3/10/2006

Senate hearings for new FCC commish: hoax, ruse, or charade?

GMAC's Wireless Strategy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2006

In three steps: Provide access, nail down security, and roll out the apps

Not So Slim
Light Ranting | 3/10/2006

Carlos Slim takes #3 on the Forbes list.

OFC: Optics & IPOs
News Analysis | 3/10/2006

The buzz at this year's happier OFC/NFOEC revolved around IPO candidates rather than products

BellSouth Merger Q&A
The Philter | 3/10/2006

BellSouth shareholders: 'No cash for you!'

Mobile Email Gets More Pushy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2006

Hewlett-Packard, Orange first out with Microsoft Mobile push email

Microsoft Goes 'Ultra Mobile'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2006

Origami not a tablet, just highly mobile, says vendor in ambitious renaming effort

Are Operators Ready for QOS Fees?
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

Despite a lot of speculation, the existence of 'QOS fee' agreements between ISPs and Internet companies remains questionable

BellSouth Faces a VOIP Choice
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

8x8's reseller agreement with BellSouth may be diminished as AT&T's CallVantage VOIP product becomes available in BellSouth country

RBOCs Aim for 10M GPON Subs
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

The big phone companies are looking for 10M GPON subs in the next five years, and the vendor shortlist includes some familar names

Enterprise = WLAN Action
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2006

New Infonetics report predicts 120 percent growth in business WiFi sales through 2009

The Philter | 3/8/2006

Why am I in the media? Two words: Door Prizes.

Screen-Sized Idea
The Martin Chronicles | 3/7/2006

Cingular's new video service looks like small beer

Cisco's Watching You
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

Networking giant makes a $51M buy to get into physical security with IP video gear from SyPixx

Microsoft's Tablet Habit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2006

As Origami saga unfolds, it seems Redmond likes the tablet concept a lot more than enterprise users

AT&T Sets Up Internet Tollbooths
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

The telco giant is cooking up a set of 'packet prioritization' products for Internet content providers

Back Slappers
Cutting Loose | 3/7/2006

AT&T and BellSouth have their work cut out for them in proving merger's value to business users.

Sources: Force10's Prepping Its IPO
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

Will Force10 be a force in the public markets?

Sandvine AIMs for IPO
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

Traffic management specialist prepares for IPO on London's Alternative Investment Market in the coming weeks

Meet the New Boss
The Martin Chronicles | 3/6/2006

The more telecom changes, the more it stays the same.

Will AT&T Value BellSouth's Vendors?
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

AT&T incumbents Alcatel, Cisco, Ciena, Motorola, and Siemens may see new business from the merger, while Tellabs and Redback face risk

Cautious on Convergence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2006

Enterprises would welcome 'true' FMC, but will AT&T/BellSouth supply it?

Cingular's Converged Future
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2006

AT&T and BellSouth say convergence is key for a merged Cingular

Report: Level 3 Tops IP Transit
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

Level 3 is the most connected IP service provider in North America and Europe, according to data from Renesys

Calix Goes to the Node
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

Calix shares details of its new access box designed for fiber-to-the-node networks

Genband on the Run
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

General Bandwidth is moving office, shortening its name, acquiring Syndeo, and adding new products

Industry Prepares For RF Auctions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Upcoming spectrum sell-offs will determine the course of the wireless business

Global Crossing's Bud Basu on Convergence
LRTV Master Class | 3/3/2006

The VP for Product Management, discusses the hot convergence issues

Has Hammerhead Nailed Verizon?
News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Sources say the startup's got two wins, including a possible $50M MCI deal

WiMax: Beyond the Hype
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Network operators expect commercial services by 2007, according to a new report from Heavy Reading

Cisco Bolsters Its MSTP
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Cisco has unveiled Release 7.0 of its ONS 15454 platform, but analyst says it won't allay user concerns

T-Mobile Adds 1.4M in U.S.
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2006

But the carrier faces challenges in shift to 3G networks and data services

BitTorrent to Open Video Store
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

The company will use its well-known brand and P2P file sharing protocol to enter the burgeoning Internet video business

Net Neutrality Debate Wydens
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

Sources in the Capital say sentiment has shifted away from the net neutrality cause

Rivals Fancy C&W's Castoffs
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

UK alternative operator Thus likes the look of the 27,000 customers Cable & Wireless wants to dump

Sonus Wins at Japan Telecom
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

Softswitch firm gets its foot in the door at Japan Telecom with a deal to outfit the carrier's new VOIP service

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