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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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