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Content posted in February 2008
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OFC: Terabit Explained
Craig's A-List  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
Well, sort of
Google's Wireless Wings
Cutting Loose  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
Search giant could use ballons for rural wireless coverage
OFC: JDSU & Superblade!
Craig's A-List  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
Yeah, this could be pretty super
OFC: Optium's WSS
Craig's A-List  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
A more flexible kind of ROADM
Mediacom Plotting Docsis 3.0 Tests
The Bauminator  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
MSO outlines some significant bandwidth-related moves for 2008, including more simulcast, SDV, and even some all-digital migrations
More of the Same?
The Philter  | 
2/26/2008  |  1 comment
Tellabs picks an insider for its CEO
Verizon Defends Pricing Practices
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg defended his company's aggressive new wireless pricing plans
Google Builds Undersea Cable
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  6 comments
Google joins a six-member consortium to build transpacific undersea cable system linking the US and Japan
Mediacom Adds $30M to '08 Capex
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
MSO increases '08 capex for system upgrades, all-digital migrations, SDV, and other moves to free up bandwidth for more hi-def
FCC OKs Liberty's DirecTV Stake
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
With FCC approval, Dr. John Malone is on US cable’s doorstep, poised to make a competitive house call
Troubles Linger for Optical Components
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  3 comments
The optical sector still has too many companies and not enough sources for R&D funds – and no easy fixes in either case
Gilder's All-Optical Odyssey
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  10 comments
All-optical rules, Infinera is wrong, and dollar deflation caused the telecom crash: Welcome to George Gilder's world
Tellabs Appoints Robert Pullen CEO
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  1 comment
Tellabs appoints company veteran Robert Pullen as president and CEO who will take over his new position on March 1
Qwest Not Satisfied With Sprint
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
Qwest CEO Ed Mueller told analysts Monday that his company's partnership with Sprint is inadequate
FCC Mulling New Internet Rules
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  4 comments
The agency looks ready to move on new rules that would prevent service operators from discriminating against third-party apps
UK Operators Brace for Spectrum Struggle
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Ofcom proposals for spectrum refarming anger UK operators, and some will consider legal action if the regulator does not change its approach
Finisar Moves Into ROADMs
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
The datacom vendor wants to expand its telecom horizons, starting with an investment in ROADM startup Nistica
Report: EMEA Set for FTTH Surge
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Europe’s been slow off the mark with fiber access developments, but there are signs of a major uptick, according to a new report
Run, Lawrence, Run (Or Not)
Craig's A-List  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Professor Lessig's brief campaign shuts down
OFC: Ray of Hope
Craig's A-List  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Some investors might learn to love optics again
Private Gold at End of Rainbow?
The Bauminator  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Rumor that Cablevision may try to shed its Rainbow Media division for as much as $3B rekindles privatization speculation
Pakistan Takes Out YouTube
Peer Pressure  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Thwarting infidels ruins the fun for everyone else
Cisco Touts Chip Breakthrough
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  12 comments
Cisco unveils its QuantumFlow silicon, five years in the making and more than four times as dense as its CRS-1 processor
Handsets Accelerating in Emerging Markets
LR Mobile Column  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Penetration moving from major cities and into the rural areas of emerging regions is driving worldwide cellphone growth
Juniper Splits Out Its Control Plane
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  5 comments
With a new, separate control plane platform, Juniper says carriers can speed service deployment and simplify the network
Tiscali in Turmoil?
EuroBlog  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
Tiscali responds to 'CEO quits' speculation
Menara Pitches OTN Advances
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  3 comments
Optical transceiver startup says it's got a twist on the next-gen optical transport protocol
Verizon's Got Game
The Philter  | 
2/25/2008  |  Post a comment
The merits of a more casual approach
Infinera Unveils PIC Road Map
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2008  |  3 comments
The optical vendor unveils plans for its photonic integrated circuit technology, with 100-Gbit/s waves in 2012 UPDATED 4:00 PM
Lightwire Debuts Its Silicon Photonics
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2008  |  9 comments
A long-stealthy startup plans to hit OFC/NFOEC with the first public launch of its silicon photonics
Yahoo, Microsoft Merger Could Aid Telcos
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2008  |  1 comment
A Yahoo/Microsoft marriage could have huge collaborative effects on carriers in the triple-play market
Comcast Pursuing $35 Digital Dongle
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/22/2008  |  10 comments
As envisioned, this relatively bare-bones digital-to-analog converter would play a starring role in the MSO’s ‘all-digital’ strategy
What's New at Contentinople
Contentinople  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Taking a look at the week's top digital content news
NAREB Blinks
The Philter  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Realtor group won't take issue with AT&T
Now Wait for Android
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/22/2008  |  1 comment
Developers and analysts suggest that the Google mobile OS could take years to make it to the handset mainstream
OFC/NFOEC: News Nuggets
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2008  |  1 comment
Bookham, JDSU, NeoPhotonics, and Gennum are among the companies getting the OFC/NFOEC news rolling
OpenTV, TWC Freeze Middleware Deal
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Citing an economic drain and waning scope, OpenTV says deal to support MSO's legacy Motorola footprint is on 'indefinite hold'
Euro VOIP On the Rise
EuroBlog  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Europeans are taking to VOIP in the millions
Motorola CMTS Going for the Bronze
The Bauminator  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Vendor says it will submit its flagship CMTS to CableLabs for Docsis 3.0 testing when Wave 58 gets underway later this month
Cisco's Big Splash
Craig's A-List  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Call it a subtle hint
AlcaLu's Alwan: PBT Will Lose Its Shine
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2008  |  35 comments
Alcatel-Lucent’s IP chief believes PBT will soon lose its sparkle, while MPLS will become more carrier-friendly
Muni WiFi Lives!
Craig's A-List  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
For three months in Silicon Valley, anyway
Google's Balloon Dreams
Wireless Bits  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Could they bring easy wireless access to rural areas?
Barcelona Was a Blur
Jonestown  | 
2/22/2008  |  Post a comment
Or, more picture tapas from the Mobile World Congress
Where's the iPhone SDK?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/21/2008  |  1 comment
The Apple iPhone SDK, still due 'in February,' is considered crucial to the development of Apple's mobile stature
Metcalfe Pitches Terabit Ethernet
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2008  |  12 comments
An LRTV preview of the Father of Ethernet's OFC/NFOEC keynote shows he's willing to throw out old standards
Legal Eagles Circle Comcast
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/21/2008  |  Post a comment
Comcast, already facing an FCC probe over its network management practices, is now the target of a class action suit
Reliance Makes African Acquisition
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2008  |  Post a comment
India's Reliance Communications acquires telecom license holder in Uganda and plans to invest $500M over 5 years
Moto Calls Up Wideband CPEs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/21/2008  |  Post a comment
Vendor aims to keep its product shipment lead with a new line of Docsis 3.0-based modems and embedded multimedia terminal adapters
Kudelski Embeds EmbedICs
The Bauminator  | 
2/21/2008  |  Post a comment
Not that too many people noticed…
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