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101 Dead Dalmatians
Monkey Bidness | 7/25/2005

No mice were harmed during the making of this theme park.

FiberTower Gets $150M Haul
News Analysis | 7/25/2005

Wireless backhaul startup gets backing for big expansion plan UPDATED 7/26 3:30PM

Multi-Channel Magic?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2005

Vendors add radios and channels to beef up wireless LANs

Big Tiny Pics
The Philter | 7/22/2005

SBC Slips in Second Quarter
BroadBananas | 7/22/2005

Despite launching an aggressive DSL discounting promotion, SBC's broadband Internet subscriber additions slipped in the second quarter to 360,000, a 28% drop from the 504,000 DSL customers the telco added in Q1.

Rural Carrier Makes IPO Hay
News Analysis | 7/22/2005

Consolidated Communications raises $204M, preps for a battle with SBC through expansion in rural Illinois and Texas

Cisco KiSSes Up to Telco TV
News Analysis | 7/22/2005

Cisco's Linksys division will likely use KiSS technology to develop IPTV customer premises equipment

Chimp's Got Attitude
Monkey Bidness | 7/22/2005

Hold me back! Hold me back!

Nextel Mulls Wireless Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/22/2005

Ahead of impending Sprint merger, carrier touts potential high-speed network on 'fantastically valuable spectrum'

Giving Mickey the Finger
Monkey Bidness | 7/22/2005

A full body-cavity search is a wish your heart makes...

Happy Days! ADC Buys the FONS
News Analysis | 7/22/2005

Ayyyyy!! Is ADC buying a company known as the FONS? Correctamundo, my TV-literate friends!

Huawei H1 Sales Hit $4.1B
News Analysis | 7/22/2005

Reports contracts worth $4.1 billion in first six months, with more than 60 percent coming from international sales

Eurobites: So Shrink Me
News Analysis | 7/22/2005

Will Europe's carrier consolidation ever end? The latest M&A news and gossip, plus Telecom Italia's IPTV trials

802.11n Merger Approved
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2005

The IEEE gives 802.11n groups extra time to merge technology proposals for high-speed WiFi

SBC Disses the Dish
News Analysis | 7/21/2005

SBC sales of EchoStar's DISH Network service fell by 86% in just three months as the RBOC preps for IPTV

F5 Shares Get Hammered
News Analysis | 7/21/2005

Was it some bad sushi? Stock dives 18% after revenues in Japan and US federal markets disappoint

Packet Attack Changes Chip Designs
News Analysis | 7/21/2005

Chip technology and integration are helping to change and define the next wave of telecom equipment

Google Moonies
Light Ranting | 7/21/2005

Nords Part Ways
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/21/2005

Ericsson impresses again with second-quarter results while Nokia takes a hammering

AT&T Props Up Avici
News Analysis | 7/21/2005

Core router vendor's stock rises as it posts smaller loss and double-digit revenues – nearly all thanks to AT&T

Cruel & Unusual
Monkey Bidness | 7/21/2005

Judith Miller's crime spree continues.

RAD Gets a Micro MSPP
News Analysis | 7/21/2005

RAD Data says it has an unannounced micro-MSPP available, targeting the Ethernet-TDM combination

Microsoft Pulls In FrontBridge
News Analysis | 7/21/2005

Microsoft consolidates its email message by snapping up managed services specialist

Redback's SmartEdge Perks Up
News Analysis | 7/20/2005

SmartEdge platform looks smarter as the company trims losses and beats analysts' expectations

E911 Deadline: A Stretch for Most
News Analysis | 7/20/2005

The FCC wants all VOIP providers E911-ready by November 28, but most will not have the service ready in all territories

IMS Takes Over the World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2005

Latest Heavy Reading report tags IMS as the telecom tech of the century... so far

IMS Takes Over the World
News Analysis | 7/20/2005

Latest Heavy Reading report tags IMS as the telecom tech of the century... so far

Color Me Lumpy
Light Ranting | 7/20/2005

Terabeam Grabs Proxim's Assets
News Analysis | 7/20/2005

Broadband wireless vendor usurps Moseley’s bid with new $28M deal

Terabeam Grabs Proxim's Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/20/2005

Broadband wireless vendor usurps Moseley’s bid with new $28M deal UPDATED 7/21

Whyte Quits Net.com
News Analysis | 7/20/2005

Net.com loses one of the industry's leading characters as Hubert 'Bert' Whyte quits as CEO

Moto Phones in a Profit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2005

Moto's record quarter driven by phone sales and networking

Insider: Startups Mobilize WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2005

Unstrung Insider finds startups on the cutting edge of WiMax development... and hopes they don't fall off

Juniper Meets, But Shares Slump
News Analysis | 7/19/2005

Beats analyst profit estimates by a penny, but shares down in after hours trading on lack of upside surprise

Poll: RBOCs Fuel 'Broadband Gap'
News Analysis | 7/19/2005

LR readers feel RBOCs are a big reason the US is far behind other countries in broadband penetration

Broadcom Takes 10-Gig Shortcut
News Analysis | 7/19/2005

Grabs startup with similar chip design to speed development of 10-Gbit/s Ethernet chips

Slovakia WiMaxias
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2005

Austrian service provider startup WiMAX Telecom plans 802.16 network launch using Alcatel/Alvarion kit

Lucent Snoozefest
Column | 7/19/2005

It's profitable, but it's still in survival mode

Cheap Shots
The Philter | 7/19/2005

Lucent Beats Estimates, Bets on IMS
News Analysis | 7/19/2005

Lucent talks up IMS, but lack of clarity over the future sends the stock down

Lucent Bets on IMS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/19/2005

Lucent talks up IMS, but lack of clarity over the future sends the stock down

Westy Starting to Smell
Monkey Bidness | 7/19/2005

Only the good die young.

Adtran's Q2 Profits Fall; Top Execs to Retire
News Analysis | 7/19/2005

With its CEO and president retiring in September, Adtran names its new top brass as its second-quarter sales slip UPDATED 4:30 PM

SunRocket Smolders During Stall
News Analysis | 7/18/2005

The VOIP carrier says its seven-hour outage last Monday is the result of growing pains

Orckit Estimates Soar, But Shares Fall
News Analysis | 7/18/2005

Corrigent's parent company sees its shares fall sharply after its third-quarter estimates fail expectations

WiMax Lab Opens Its Doors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/18/2005

Official testing of fixed wireless 802.16 kit is underway in Malaga, Spain

Tele2 Sets M&A Ball Rolling
News Analysis | 7/18/2005

Tele2 acquires its way into the facilities-based sector with deals that could spark further M&A activity in Germany

Ellacoya Finds Deep Packets Up North
News Analysis | 7/18/2005

Bell Canada's venture capital affiliate leads new $13.5 million funding round for 'deep packet inspection' gear maker

VOIP Carriers Track 911 Solutions
News Analysis | 7/18/2005

GPS may help VOIP providers deal with nomadic, mobile, and irresponsible VOIP customers

Study Sees Big Broadband Gains
Cable Guy | 7/15/2005

Wireless News Nuggets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/15/2005

They're crunchy, they're chewy, they're packed with wireless goodness

Brand Spanking
The Philter | 7/15/2005

BellSouth's Smith Details IPTV Plans
News Analysis | 7/15/2005

CTO Bill Smith says the RBOC hopes to roll out its IPTV service next year; it is pressing ahead with small trials this summner

Triple-Play Tempers Flare in Italy
News Analysis | 7/15/2005

FastWeb rebukes an analyst's churn claims as triple-play competition intensifies

Full Transcript of LRTV's Interview With Bill Smith, BellSouth CTO
LRTV Interviews | 7/15/2005

BellSouth's CTO Bill Smith talks about cable competition, Microsoft's role in telecom networks, and his company's IPTV plans

Wireless Router Startups Wither
News Analysis | 7/15/2005

Starent remains the lone successful independent player as VCs flush away $191M

Cogent: King of Ports
News Analysis | 7/15/2005

Is Cogent really the largest Ethernet service provider in the US?

VPLS Emerges as a Triple-Play Tool
News Analysis | 7/15/2005

Riverstone announces string of deals as service providers take advantage of VPLS for triple play

VOIP Pioneer Faces Meltdown
News Analysis | 7/14/2005

VocalTec needs money, and fast, if it is to survive, but all it has is a promise note from old friend Jeff Pulver

Vodafone Takes on VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2005

Global mobile giant moves on 3G with a plan to outmaneuver wireline phone providers

China Outage May Involve Cisco
News Analysis | 7/14/2005

Reports from China say an outage that affected 200,000 Internet users is being traced to a Cisco router

LR Launches Security Product Directory
News Analysis | 7/14/2005

Free research tool helps identify products according to user requirements

Aastra Ups Its Euro Telephony Assault
News Analysis | 7/14/2005

Canadian vendor makes its third European acquisition in two years as it buys system supplier and integrator DeTeWe

Vodafone Takes on VOIP
News Analysis | 7/14/2005

Global mobile giant moves on 3G with a plan to outmaneuver wireline phone providers

VeriSign Snaps Up iDefense
News Analysis | 7/14/2005

VeriSign buys security specialist to boost its managed services story and win government market share

Wireless Router Startups Wither
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2005

Starent remains the lone successful independent player as VCs flush away $191M

Unstrung Launches Security Product Directory
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/14/2005

Free research tool helps identify products according to user requirements

A Flower Grows in WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2005

Startup Magnolia says it's working on smart antenna technology for the wireless MAN specification

Reef Point: You Were the Quarry
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/13/2005

Startup Quarry loses name, changes heads, and attempts reinvention as a convergence contender

Hot Water
The Philter | 7/13/2005

Ebbers Sentenced: See You in 2030
News Analysis | 7/13/2005

Former WorldCom CEO gets 25 years for his part in an $11B corporate scandal UPDATED 3PM

Colin Powell Advises VCs
News Analysis | 7/13/2005

VC firm Kleiner Perkins adds to its celebrity factor by hiring former Secretary of State, Colin Powell

Alcatel's Chinese IPTV Coup
News Analysis | 7/13/2005

Alcatel hooks up with China's only IPTV license holder to develop carrier systems

Ethernet Pays Off for Xelerated
News Analysis | 7/13/2005

Network processor startup wins a deal with Atrica, the poster child for carrier Ethernet

CommPartners Buys Minutes Broker
News Analysis | 7/13/2005

Las Vegas-based carrier gambles that fellow minutes broker TPC Networks can kickstart its carrier services business

Ebbers to Be Sentenced Today
News Analysis | 7/13/2005

Former WorldCom CEO Bernie Ebbers will be sentenced in New York today, but will he still walk free?

Kineto Phones It In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/12/2005

FMC startup snags more cellphone vendors for its UMA technology

LR Poll: Cisco Likely to Make VOIP Buy
News Analysis | 7/12/2005

The masses expect Cisco to continue a VOIP offensive, according to an LR poll

ZTE: Future WiMax Hero?
News Analysis | 7/12/2005

Chinese vendor talks up WiMax efforts at London roadshow event

Procera Picks New Path
News Analysis | 7/12/2005

Hardware vendor looking for leg up in hardware space. M&A or strategic investment welcome

VOIP Subscriber Numbers Soar
News Analysis | 7/12/2005

They more than doubled in the 9 months to end March, when they totaled 17.4M worldwide

ZTE: Future WiMax Hero?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/12/2005

Chinese vendor talks up WiMax efforts at London roadshow event

Headcount: A Cooler Crowd
News Analysis | 7/12/2005

Staff shuffling at Reef Point Systems, UTStarcom, Megisto, Mahi, and Nortel

Meet Me in St. Louis
Monkey Bidness | 7/12/2005

Missouri, the Slacker State.

Sprint to Buy US Unwired
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2005

Carrier offers $1.3B for affiliate that tried to block its merger with Nextel

Covad to Serve 'Pre-WiMax'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/11/2005

DSL specialist won't wait for official WiMax products as it plans to offer a high-speed fixed wireless service in 2006

Cisco, Sprint Renew Vows
News Analysis | 7/11/2005

The companies extend their formal alliance, indicating Sprint's new IP plans will continue to involve Cisco

Picture Fuzzy for Video Franchise Bills
News Analysis | 7/11/2005

The Video Choice Act of 2005 seems doomed as legislators lean toward a more sweeping rewrite of the 1996 Telecom Act

Covad Plots 'Pre-WiMax' Service
News Analysis | 7/11/2005

DSL specialist won't wait for official WiMax products as it plans to offer a high-speed fixed wireless service in 2006

Eurobites: VOIP's Hot
News Analysis | 7/11/2005

It's summertime, and Europe's come out in a rash of VOIP services, with France and Portugal the most afflicted

Butthead Redefined
Monkey Bidness | 7/11/2005

But she is, after all, from Utah...

Spongers
The Philter | 7/8/2005

Zhone to Buy Paradyne for $184M
News Analysis | 7/8/2005

Zhone makes all-stock swap for broadband access gear vendor Paradyne – sends Paradyne stock into orbit

Cisco Names Data Chief
News Analysis | 7/8/2005

Andiamo gang moves out, former Crescendo crony takes over

Ethernet Stalks the MSPP
News Analysis | 7/8/2005

The rise of carrier Ethernet could mean changes for multiservice platforms, according to Light Reading Insider

Sun Shines on IPTV
News Analysis | 7/8/2005

Sun's forthcoming Streamstar Video Server will be the linchpin in its new IPTV pitch to carriers

Cable Shrugs at Video Franchise Bill
News Analysis | 7/8/2005

NCTA says it's open to discussion on a new bill that would rid telcos of the need to acquire local video franchises

Mobile WiMax Faces Struggle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/8/2005

Unstrung Insider cites concern over potential commercial success of 802.16e technology

Google Backs Powerline Carrier
News Analysis | 7/8/2005

Electric Ethernet gets a boost as Google, Goldman Sachs, and Hearst invest in Current Communications

802.11n: WLANs to 600 Mbit/s
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2005

Faster WiFi, Thrill, Thrill, Thrill. Imagine this: 600 Mbit/s wireless LANs from the developing 802.11n standard

Poll: Cisco's Next Move?
News Analysis | 7/7/2005

Cisco's next acquisition could be in security, but an LR poll points to a few other likely candidates

Navini Scores in Oz
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/7/2005

WiMax spectrum swap involving Unwired Australia looks set to benefit vendor

NeoPhotonics Expands in China
News Analysis | 7/7/2005

Back from the brink, NeoPhotonics wraps up its Chinese acquisition, giving it a foothold in both Asia and North America

802.11n: WLANs to 600 Mbit/s
News Analysis | 7/7/2005

Faster WiFi, Thrill, Thrill, Thrill! Imagine this: 600-Mbit/s wireless LANs from the developing 802.11n standard

Navini Scores in Oz
News Analysis | 7/7/2005

WiMax spectrum swap involving Unwired Australia looks set to benefit vendor

Bharosa Bags Bucks, Phoils Phishers
News Analysis | 7/7/2005

Security startup bags $1M to take its authentication story to government and e-commerce

The WiMax LeapFrog
LR Mobile Column | 7/7/2005

The WiMax LeapFrog
As the IEEE 802.16e spec for 'Mobile WiMax' nears completion, chipset developers and equipment providers are jockeying for position

WiMax: A Spec Divided
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2005

The fixed and mobile WiMax specifications will not work together – and that may spell rollout delays down the road

Could T-Mobile Become C-Mobile?
BroadBananas | 7/6/2005

News reports say Deutsche Telekom is considering selling its T-Mobile USA wireless business for $25 billion or more. Cable operators could be the buyers.

Dark Thoughts
The Philter | 7/6/2005

Telecom's New Star
Column | 7/6/2005

Phone numbers have been liberated, and that means big things for NeuStar in particular and the industry in general

Red-M Reneges on IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/6/2005

Shakeup at wireless security vendor as management team also gets an overhaul

Dalai Lama Turns 70
Monkey Bidness | 7/6/2005

Happy birthday, Yeshe Norbu. Make a wish!

FT Commits to MS SDP
News Analysis | 7/6/2005

Microsoft's service delivery platform is proving a big hit with major carriers, and with good reason, says analyst

WiMax: A Spec Divided
News Analysis | 7/6/2005

The fixed and mobile WiMax specifications will not work together – and that may spell rollout delays down the road

Hands Off My Ephemeris!
Monkey Bidness | 7/6/2005

I see $300 million in your future...

Softbank Focuses on UTStarcom's mVision
News Analysis | 7/6/2005

Japan's largest broadband provider uses UTStarcom gear to power its IPTV solution

Pannaway Puts $15M Away
News Analysis | 7/6/2005

Access vendor sticks with private investors as it raises another funding round and sees some interest overseas

Juniper Shopping for Atrica?
News Analysis | 7/6/2005

Reports have Juniper eyeing an Atrica acquisition, but with $170M invested, Atrica might not sell

Eurobites: Big Guns Fire Salvos
Column | 7/6/2005

The continent's major operators are all jostling for position to be Europe's dominant next-generation services player

802.11n Back on Track
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2005

Previously warring factions decide to bury the chipset and head down a unified path to 802.11n

Quigley Talks IP and M&A
News Analysis | 7/5/2005

Alcatel president and COO reveals his company's position on IPTV, wireless, GPON, and more

Woven Weaves 10-Gig
News Analysis | 7/5/2005

Execs from Brightlink and Caspian turn their hand to Cisco-challenging 10-Gbit/s switch

VoluBill Cranks Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/5/2005

Lone data charging platform startup touts bevy of new deals and eyes '3-digit' exit strategy

Amdocs Buys Into Cable
News Analysis | 7/5/2005

Billing giant buys its way into the cable and satellite billing sector with the $238 million acquisition of DST Innovis

Informa Diverges
The Philter | 7/5/2005

Cramer Dubs Dubois CEO
News Analysis | 7/5/2005

OSS firm picks ex-PeopleSoft exec as it looks for bigger deals with Tier 1 carriers

Eurobites: Big Guns Fire Salvos
News Analysis | 7/4/2005

The continent's major operators are all jostling for position to be Europe's dominant next-generation services player

BellSouth Fans Fiber Flames
News Analysis | 7/4/2005

The Brand X decision won't materially change the RBOC's fiber plans, but an upcoming FCC ruling might help

Fiberxon Adds $20M
News Analysis | 7/4/2005

Round C is in, but the China-based optical transceiver firm still has its eye on going public

Flarion Touts Double Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/4/2005

Flash-OFDM startup announces wins in Croatia and Malaysia

Shoe Checkers Audited
Monkey Bidness | 7/3/2005

Please remove your footwear. And your wallet...

IMS Taxes Mobile Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2005

Mobile VOIP services could require up to four times the bandwidth needed for current cellular voice

Slingbox Getting Ready to Roll
BroadBananas | 7/1/2005

Megisto Sells Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 7/1/2005

Sources cite previous partner ITHL as mystery buyer

Cisco Sniffs Out NetSift
News Analysis | 7/1/2005

Why did Cisco spent $30M on a barely out of the lab university project?

M&A Activities Firm Up BT Global
News Analysis | 7/1/2005

UK carrier has pulled together all its international bits and pieces, says there could be more acquisitions on the way

Ebbers Gives It Up
News Analysis | 7/1/2005

The former telecom supremo is giving up most of his assets to settle a class action suit by WorldCom shareholders

Huawei Doubles Up at KPN
News Analysis | 7/1/2005

Huawei scores twice at KPN with a direct route for optical gear and a backdoor entrance for 3G equipment

Brand X Decision Stokes VOIP Worries
News Analysis | 7/1/2005

Some VOIP providers worry that the decision might embolden cable companies to hinder or block VOIP traffic

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