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Genband Eyes Cable IMS Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/31/2006

Eying an alternative point of differentiation in the cable market, Genband is pitching SIP and IMS through its Syndeo and BayPackets combo.

DOCSIS 3.0 -- Not So Fast
BroadBananas | 8/31/2006

DOCSIS 3.0 means fast cable modems, but don't expect to see them flying off the shelves too quickly.

Ericsson Gets Small
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2006

Wireless networking giant looks for growth in SMB market

New Mobile-to-PC Worm Arrives
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2006

But enterprise users aren't scared - at least not yet

Tekelec Puts Switching on Notice
News Analysis | 8/31/2006

The N.C. company says it may make some 'strategic decisions' if its switching business doesn't improve

Ciena: Let's Split!
News Analysis | 8/31/2006

Revenues are up, performance is better than expected, but the stock is down, and it's time to split, reckons Ciena

India's Mad About Mobile
News Analysis | 8/31/2006

Ericsson and Nokia are set to benefit from mobile network expansion in India, notes analyst

White Rock Got Rocked
The Philter | 8/31/2006

Optical transport player is shutting down

Irish Skies Are Humming
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2006

Budget carrier Ryanair to offer in-flight cell service

Hacking Home WLANs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/31/2006

Don't forget to lock down your users' home WLANs

Where Are the IPOs?
Column | 8/31/2006

Will tech IPOs ever come back? And do we really need Sarbanes-Oxley?

Nommunication Is Power
The Philter | 8/31/2006

Blog survey respondents may not be bloggers

Comcast Boosts SeaChange Revenues
News Analysis | 8/31/2006

VOD systems specialist SeaChange soars on record quarter, fueled by a major deal with Comcast that also includes an acquisition clause

Breaking News
Red Panda | 8/31/2006

Bridges exploding and cellphones flying

JDSU Shoots Low
News Analysis | 8/31/2006

The stock drops nearly 15% after disappointing with its forecasts for Q1

Hot VOIP Action
The Philter | 8/31/2006

If it's VOIP, it must be good

Wireless Piggybackers Put on Notice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/30/2006

California law asks users to lock up WLANs, setting the stage for legal action against hackers, piggybackers

RFID: Readily Fooled Indeed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/30/2006

'Guardian' detects and spoofs tags and readers, and has thrown into question RFID security and cost assumptions

Sun's Canepa Goes Extreme
News Analysis | 8/30/2006

The Gordon Stitt era ends as Mark Canepa is named Extreme Networks' CEO

Verizon Drops New DSL Fees
News Analysis | 8/30/2006

Customer complaints and pressure from the FCC force carrier to drop new DSL 'cost recovery fees'

Hunting Project Lightspeed
The Philter | 8/30/2006

Here's how to tell if U-verse is coming to your 'hood

Holy Shihtzu!
Red Panda | 8/30/2006

Newsflash: Dogs don't drive very well

Alcatel Lucent Merger Under Fire
News Analysis | 8/30/2006

As shareholders prepare to vote on the proposed marriage, opposition to the marriage emerges on both side of the Atlantic

Sources: Limelight Scans for New CEO
News Analysis | 8/30/2006

Sources say a search is underway to find a replacement for content delivery company's CEO Bill Rinehart

Aruba Plots Imminent IPO
News Analysis | 8/30/2006

Switch startup's new CEO says it could be ready to go public 'within months'

Katherine Harris Crazy
Monkey Bidness | 8/30/2006

Use it in a sentence

The Chumby
Jonestown | 8/30/2006

It's a WiFi clock radio... and maybe more

Aruba Plots Imminent IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/30/2006

Switch startup's new CEO says it could be ready to go public 'within months' UPDATED 5:45 PM

Genband Splashes Out for BayPackets
News Analysis | 8/30/2006

Genband buys another company, giving it another set of products for wireless, cable, and telco operators

Study Sees DOCSIS 3.0 Penetration Soaring by 2011
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/29/2006

ABI says penetration of DOCSIS 3.0 CMTS devices will reach nearly 60% while penetration of DOCSIS 3.0 CPE will approach 40%.

MoCA Certifies Motorola & Tellabs ONTs
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/29/2006

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) has approved its first two optical network terminals (ONTs) for last-mile networking use.

For God, Country &... Lakehead?
The Martin Chronicles | 8/29/2006

Anti-WiFi university now on anti-Ivy kick

Learning From Disaster
Cutting Loose | 8/29/2006

Recovering from catastrophe has become a primary requirement for IT managers

ZTE Leans on Credit Crutch
News Analysis | 8/29/2006

Chinese vendor applies for $2.6B in credit facilities as its profits slump and cash drains away

Lightspeed Unauthorized
Slide Shows | 8/29/2006

In North Texas, we got photos of lots of ugly cabinets signaling AT&T's impending access fight with cable MSOs and CLECs

VSNL Boosts Asia Subsea Capacity
News Analysis | 8/29/2006

Indian powerhouse to invest over $600M in upgrading capacity on its subsea network

WiFi's High-Speed Compromise
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/29/2006

'Pre-n' products need to be certified before high-speed 802.11n standard is finalized

NW at it Again
Red Panda | 8/29/2006

Making hay from hell & high water

IMS – Who's Got Apps?
LR Mobile Column | 8/29/2006

As IMS spreads across the telecom industry, the focus shifts to end-user applications.

Cisco, HP Ink WiFi Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/29/2006

'Pervasive' services to further push towards unified networking

Astroturf, Anyone?
Light Ranting | 8/29/2006

What's up with those anti-Net Neutrality cartoons?

Insecure at the Airport?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/29/2006

Five ways to make your concourse WiFi experience more secure

Verimatrix Player Puts PCs in TV-Land
News Analysis | 8/29/2006

IPTV operators may turn to software apps to cut down on set-top costs and allow 'view anywhere' TV

Tech Mahindra Soars on Debut
News Analysis | 8/29/2006

Indian telecom software and services firm sees its share price leap more than 50 percent on its first day of trading

Avanex Soars on Q4 Forecast
News Analysis | 8/29/2006

Amid a tech slump, some good news shines from Avanex, of all companies

Fat Stats Phase II: Baptists
Monkey Bidness | 8/28/2006

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst

WiFi Gets High
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/28/2006

'Cellular-style' networks catch on for campuses, small towns

Monday Tech Roundup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/28/2006

This week's roundup of new WiFi, cellular, FMC, and VOIP products and services

FCC's Martin 'Furious' Over New DSL Fees
News Analysis | 8/28/2006

A source says the Chairman is furious over Verizon's and BellSouth's new DSL 'cost recovery' fees; BellSouth dropped its fees Friday

A Security Blanket?
Nearpoints | 8/28/2006

WiFi security is a good thing, but far from sufficient

CableLabs OKs First Modular CMTS Element
News Analysis | 8/28/2006

CableLabs has approved the first piece of equipment meeting a key requirement of the DOCSIS 3.0 standard

Riverbed Scales Up
News Analysis | 8/28/2006

WAN acceleration Riverbed launches a product with 4-Gbit/s throughput to support larger installations

Bandwidth.com's SMB Story
News Analysis | 8/28/2006

How a bandwidth provider morphed with the market to capture the small/medium business market that large providers neglected

Lies, Fat Lies & Statistics
Monkey Bidness | 8/27/2006

Are we tired of this epidemic yet?

Force10 Orders One More Round
News Analysis | 8/25/2006

Its IPO delayed, Force10 is raising another $50M in a final – no, really, final – round

Call My Lawyer
The Martin Chronicles | 8/25/2006

CrackBerry addicts unite: It's time to get litigious

Laptop vs Smartphone: No Contest
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/25/2006

Mobile workers cling to notebooks even as handhelds continue to advance

Snakes on a Cellphone
Jonestown | 8/25/2006

But when will viral marketing really go mobile?

Startup Company Profile #11: RBG Networks
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/25/2006

RGB is gunning to take a big bite out of the video processing segment, taking on BigBand and incumbent Terayon.

YouTube for $30B?
The Philter | 8/25/2006

YouTube is more valuable than all the oil in China

Siemens Scores on Home Turf
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/25/2006

German communications infrastructure giant Siemens landed Kabel BW GmbH & Co., Deutschland's third-largest MSO, as a customer.

SunRocket Fuels Up With $33M
News Analysis | 8/25/2006

The Virginia-based pure-play VOIP provider says the race for VOIP converts is far from over

Nokia Siemens Names More Execs
News Analysis | 8/25/2006

Joint venture names business unit and regional heads for their carrier infrastructure joint venture

Cafe Our Bad
Red Panda | 8/25/2006

The people have spoken

Dealing With Laptop Recalls
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/25/2006

Enterprise users say that Apple & Dell laptop battery recalls will not affect their notebook buying habits

TiVo/Cox Deal: Is It Enough?
News Analysis | 8/25/2006

TiVo announces a big DVR deal with Cox, but will it be enough to reverse the firm's revenue decline?

Siemens Scores on Home Turf
News Analysis | 8/25/2006

Kabel BW, Germany's third-largest MSO, is deploying Siemens's Surpass cable VOIP platform

Still More on the CrackBerry
Nearpoints | 8/25/2006

Wow, this is worse than I thought

Global X Makes Offer for UK's Fibernet
News Analysis | 8/25/2006

Global Crossing joins the UK consolidation wave with a $96.1 million offer for corporate service provider Fibernet Group

Friday News Nuggets
Light Ranting | 8/25/2006

Friday in August: Time for highly doped fiber and zinc fuel cells

Case in Point-to-Point
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/24/2006

Georgia Power goes Lateral to connect off-fiber buildings

Ericsson in $1B Bharti Expansion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/24/2006

Ericsson awarded monster contract to expand and upgrade Bharti Airtel's network across India

Ericsson in $1B Bharti Expansion
News Analysis | 8/24/2006

Ericsson awarded monster contract to expand and upgrade Bharti Airtel's network across India

Microsoft's Hotspot Test Run
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/24/2006

Redmond's new software could signal another move in Google's direction

Light Ranting | 8/24/2006

2:30 PM -- Sometimes working at home is overrated

Satellite Stokes Emerging Wireless Markets
News Analysis | 8/24/2006

Optimization technology enables cost-effective cellular-over-satellite deployments

Force10 IPO Still Hanging
News Analysis | 8/24/2006

The plan was for this year. The paperwork reportedly was being drawn up. Where is Force10's IPO?

Drafting 'N' Solution
Nearpoints | 8/24/2006

Repositioning may be the answer in the short term

Analyst: Cisco Sees VOIP Sales Bump in Q2
News Analysis | 8/24/2006

New research on the VOIP gear market shows Cisco had an excellent Q2, fueled by sales of high-density gateways in the US

Startup Company Profile #10: Proxilliant Systems
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/23/2006

Proxilliant Systems is pushing a system to boost HFC upstream capacity and reliability, particularly for VOIP applications.

Let Your Cell-Light Shine
Jonestown | 8/23/2006

The things you find out about your cellphone in the pitch dark

Hopeful Satellite Signs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/23/2006

Optimization technology enables cost-effective cellular-over-satellite deployments

Sony Reels In Grouper
News Analysis | 8/23/2006

P2P video sharer gets gobbled up by Sony; exact plans are yet unclear

Friends of Frank
Light Ranting | 8/23/2006

The biggest deal of Frank Quattrone's life

Conventions: The MIMO Frontier?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/23/2006

Bluesocket user plots a trial of multipath WiFi technology early in 2007

WiFi Q2 Shakedown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/23/2006

Aruba and Symbol gain a little ground on Cisco in the enterprise WLAN market

Pull, Not Push
Nearpoints | 8/23/2006

A simple plan for dealing with BlackBerry addiction

Cow Patois
Monkey Bidness | 8/23/2006

They're mocking you

A Dickensian Saga
The Martin Chronicles | 8/23/2006

In NTP v RIM, a trail of chicanery, betrayal, and bitterness

Will Cisco Make an IPTV Middleware Move?
News Analysis | 8/23/2006

With an IPTV middleware platform in hand, Cisco could in time pose a credible threat to the Microsoft/Alcatel combo

Google Tweakage & More
Light Ranting | 8/23/2006

Google tweaks, your phone bill leaks, and where to find equipment in Dubai

Cafe No No
Red Panda | 8/23/2006

One for the restaurant hall of shame

AT&T: Hold the MoCA
News Analysis | 8/23/2006

Carrier chooses HomePNA as its official in-home networking technology

StarGen Dims ASI Hopes
News Analysis | 8/23/2006

The chip startup has shed most of its staff as it halts work on ASI, an ATCA-related switching protocol

Startup Company Profile #9: OpVista Inc.
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/22/2006

MSOs like Cox Communications and Time Warner Cable are gobbling up the firm's OpVista2000 metro DWDM and ROADM platform.

Verizon Blames New Fees on 'Naked' Users
News Analysis | 8/22/2006

When a government-required DSL fee dies, Verizon finds a way to keep its price the same

Luxtera Launches Silicon Optics
News Analysis | 8/22/2006

The company's long-awaited, CMOS-based optical chips are sampling as Luxtera prepares to storm the 10-Gbit/s market

Carriers in Consultants' Clothing
Cutting Loose | 8/22/2006

As operators move into managed mobility services, who's an IT manager to trust?

Stalking Verizon FiOS in the Jersey Jungle
BroadBananas | 8/22/2006

Bushwhacking through one Jersey neighborhood, we captured FiOS up and running in its natural fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) habitat.

Eslambolchi Tries On New Hats
News Analysis | 8/22/2006

Former AT&T CTO serves up a new book, a blog, and an investment consultancy

Could CDMA Hurt Alcatel Lucent?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/22/2006

An analysis of products, especially in CDMA, leads another analyst to take potshots at the proposed merger

Milton Keynes: WiMax Pioneer
Jonestown | 8/22/2006

UK town becomes the site where wireless and soul-crushing urban ennui collide

Harmonic Spends $45M on Entone VOD-Ware
News Analysis | 8/22/2006

The cash-and-stock deal adds Entone's VOD processing software to Harmonic's cable, satellite, and telco video platforms

Could CDMA Hurt Alcatel Lucent?
News Analysis | 8/22/2006

An analysis of products, especially in CDMA, leads another analyst to take potshots at the proposed merger

Sprint Cuts COO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/22/2006

Len Lauer is out as Sprint tries to put its wireless house in order

Death by Plastic & More
Light Ranting | 8/22/2006

Assorted annoyances

Tom Loses Smoking Privileges
Monkey Bidness | 8/22/2006

That high cholesterol cheese is next

Cisco Snatches VOD Vendor Arroyo
News Analysis | 8/22/2006

Cisco has swung a deal to buy video-on-demand server vendor Arroyo Video Solutions for $92M

Pulver's $200 Question
The Philter | 8/21/2006

If a VON falls, will anyone hear it?

Oh, the Humanity!
Jonestown | 8/21/2006

Wireless blimp idea floats again

XM CEO Tunes Out Vonage
News Analysis | 8/21/2006

XM chief Hugh Panero resigned from the board effective last Friday; Vonage has no plans to fill the vacancy

RIM's 'Stealth' to Uncloak?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2006

Analysts anticipate RIM's 8100 'prosumer' device could be launched with partner T-Mobile

Avaya, Cisco Dominate VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2006

Research firms say that Q2 was good for enterprise VOIP vendors, while Avaya pumps out more new product

Achtung! Regulators Force DT to Share
News Analysis | 8/21/2006

European Commission upholds regulatory ruling that Deutsche Telekom must open its broadband networks to competitors

New Treo Out September 12
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/21/2006

New model will be sold through Vodafone and run Windows Mobile

Telstra Not Having a G'Day
News Analysis | 8/21/2006

Privatization of Australian carrier hangs in the balance as share price and revenue guidance drop

ATCA Progress Marches On
News Analysis | 8/21/2006

ATCA, and the accompanying AMC and MicroTCA standards, continues to gain ground, according to the latest Heavy Reading report

Calling All IMS Vendors
Column | 8/21/2006

IMS: Hot stuff? Or hot air? Time to put up or shut up

Sweet Salvation
Monkey Bidness | 8/20/2006

Another soul saved by chocolate

The Philter | 8/18/2006

Links make the world go round

Analyst: Alcatel Should Rethink Things
News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Familiar problems with the Alcatel-Lucent merger might be more serious than some think, one analyst says

Auction Fever Rising
The Martin Chronicles | 8/18/2006

Winners, losers in the first week of FCC spectrum bidding

Apple's Core Is Secure
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Researchers now say they used a third-party drive to facilitate infamous MacBook hack at Black Hat

Tropos Raises the Bet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Offering its first dual-radio mesh node, network vendor launches new salvo in tech wars

Video Sharing: Show Me the Money
News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Video sharers offer five ways carriers and gearmakers can make it possible for online video to go mainstream

Tropos Raises the Bet
News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Offering its first dual-radio mesh node, network vendor launches new salvo in tech wars

Euro Carriers Maintain M&A Madness
News Analysis | 8/18/2006

NTL, Tiscali, and Portugal Telecom are among the European operators fueling M&A speculation this week

Startup Company Profile #8: Narad Networks
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Narad Networks is an automatic award winner in the start-up turnaround and tenacity categories.

Startup Company Profile #7: Kasenna
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Kasenna was originally founded as a division of SGI in 2000 to attack the VOD space.

WiMax's Small Steps to Security
News Analysis | 8/18/2006

Locking down new broadband wireless will keep Sprint busy

Marvell Hits a Roadblock
News Analysis | 8/18/2006

The company's disappointing Q2 will be followed up with a disappointing Q3

Boeing Disconnects Connexion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Ill-fated in-flight WiFi service never caught on with passengers, airlines

WiMax's Small Steps to Security
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Locking down new broadband wireless - and projecting where vulnerabilities will arise - will keep Sprint busy

Philly CIO Under Scrutiny
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Circumstances of Neff's departure to consultancy to be examined by city ethics commission

Bandwidth Hunger Drives Chip Designs
News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Chip vendors sound off about new carrier demands at Light Reading's 'Next-Gen Networking Chips' event

Wireless Pause Pesters Ericsson, Lucent
News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Ericsson, like Lucent, is seeing wireless sales stall in North America, but one analyst calls it a temporary setback

Wireless Philly Loses Head
News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Questions remain about the viability of city's muni-WiFi project

Reports: Equity Firms Approach NTL
News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Reports suggest a bid of $19 billion from a consortium of private equity firms could be offered this week

FTTx, VDSL Markets on the Up
News Analysis | 8/17/2006

Reports show FTTx and VDSL2 equipment and component markets are reaping the benefits of carrier buildouts

Salt Lake Googling
Monkey Bidness | 8/17/2006

What do Mormons seek?

Google 'Bias' Update
The Philter | 8/16/2006

Things were said. Changes were made

LR Discovers Death Star, Saves Planet
News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Ultimate WMD in orbit 10 billion miles from the sun

Wireless Philly Loses Head
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Questions remain about the viability of city's muni-WiFi project

Is AT&T Eyeing Eyespot?
News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Sources say the carrier is taking a hard look at adding shared video to its consumer product mix

Boingo Scores $65M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Startup uses cash to pay off recent acquisition of airport network host, Concourse

Mountain View Gets Free Access
News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Google-provided non-commercial network goes live

Anti-Spam PR Is Spam?
The Philter | 8/16/2006

92% of all spam statistics are made up

Mountain View Gets Free Access
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Google-provided non-commercial network goes live

Small Technology, Big Risks
LR Mobile Column | 8/16/2006

It is inevitable that most enterprises will have to deal with RFID security and privacy issues.

Blessing Draft N
Nearpoints | 8/16/2006

The Draft N crowd has two problems, and one will be easy to fix

Black Hat Flaw Eludes Cisco
News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Cisco says it can't find the PIX firewall vulnerability disclosed at Black Hat

Hutch, Essar Battle Over JV
News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Hutchison Telecom and India's Essar Teleholdings take dispute over their mobile JV to the courts

Badal, RIP
Red Panda | 8/16/2006

A comrade falls under the wheels of progress

Virtual Orangutans
Monkey Bidness | 8/16/2006

On the Net, no one knows you're an ape

Startup Company Profile #6: Ellacoya Networks
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Ellacoya Networks has been through its share of corporate and product restructuring since its inception in 1999.

Redback Gets a Boost
News Analysis | 8/16/2006

Damage from the options scandal looks minimal for Redback, which sees shares climb 14%

Connie Wong, CEO, Vidiator
LRTV Interviews | 8/16/2006

Connie Wong, CEO of Vidiator, explains what her company does (sort of) and describes how the online video market is evolving and how TV programmers can broadcast live to mobile phones using multicasting technology

AirMagnet: Users Keep Out
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2006

Security startup claims new software will stop users from bollixing corporate laptop security policies

Cable Beats Carriers to Shared Video
News Analysis | 8/15/2006

Service providers want to see a solid business case before hosting Internet video, but the cable guys may force their hand

Wireless Graffiti Hits Bar Wall
The Martin Chronicles | 8/15/2006

Charting the spread of 'Wiffiti'

Huawei Leaps Into US 3G
News Analysis | 8/15/2006

Leap Wireless gives Huawei its first substantial win in US next-generation wireless

Big 4 Wake Up
Cutting Loose | 8/15/2006

Carriers finally start to put their money where their future is

Startup to Challenge Botnets
News Analysis | 8/15/2006

A stealth-mode company is working on a way to detect and interrupt the formation of botnets

Dell's Battery Burnout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/15/2006

PC vendor's summer just got a lot hotter

Is Google Biased?
The Philter | 8/15/2006

Why does Google miss so often?

Thou Shalt Not Pass!
Red Panda | 8/15/2006

Watch for fallen rocks – and bladder disease

Larry, Clarence & Moe
Monkey Bidness | 8/15/2006

We know our stooges

Chris Ruff, President, UIEvolution
LRTV Interviews | 8/15/2006

Chris Ruff, President of UIEvolution, says handset technology and the ability for carriers to think beyond the first generation of wireless services are some of the issues holding up a real boom in the mobile video market

Net Processors Gain Ground, Slowly
News Analysis | 8/15/2006

A Components Insider survey finds 50% of buyers give thumbs down to network processors - but maybe there's good news in that

Visualize WiFi & Other Cool Stuff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Our periodic round-up of enterprise-ready new wireless products and devices

Verizon Hones Home Networking
News Analysis | 8/14/2006

FiOS customers can now share pictures, music, and – someday – video files via the home network

Drugmakers Dawdle on RFID
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2006

As FDA tries 'kick in the pants,' IBM intros new medicine-tracking suite

Tiscali Buys Into IPTV
News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Tiscali UK to merge its broadband operations with Video Networks' HomeChoice triple-play service

Startup Company Profile #5: Cedar Point Communications
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Cedar Point Communications is the sole surviving PacketCable softswitch start-up with meaningful traction among North American MSOs.

Startup Company Profile #4: Camiant Inc.
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Camiant Inc. is the leader in the PCMM policy server segment with announced deployments by top MSOs Cox Communications and StarHub (Singapore).

LR Ranks Video Sharing Sites
News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Blip.tv, VideoEgg, and Dailymotion beat YouTube in a Light Reading evaluation of 45 Websites

A Tale of Two Throughputs
Nearpoints | 8/14/2006

Or, why the marketing department needs more engineers

Dot-N Delayed Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Draft vote on 802.11n gets pushed to 2007 as IEEE struggles with volume of comments

Naughty Domains
Monkey Bidness | 8/14/2006

Be careful what you call yourself

Telent's Parton Sees $6M Payout
News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Mike Parton is stepping down as CEO of Telent with a £3.2M payoff

Open Source Eyes Telecom
News Analysis | 8/14/2006

Digium and Vyatta are taking their shots at bringing open-source products into the networking sphere

Carriers Seek IP QOS Peers
News Analysis | 8/14/2006

New Heavy Reading research finds some carriers forming peering arrangements that guarantee end-to-end QOS

Tom Gruenwald, CTO, Tellabs
LRTV Interviews | 8/14/2006

Tellabs CTO Tom Gruenwald talks about the evolution of fiber access equipment, the growth of IPTV, and what services we might see in 10 years, if bandwidth growth continues

Monkey Transit Authority
Monkey Bidness | 8/12/2006

A cure worse than the disease

T-Mobile: UMA 'Round the Corner?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2006

Carrier could launch initial fixed/mobile convergence services in the US this fall

WiMax Ramps Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2006

Intel, Motorola eye next moves in broadband wireless build-out

Report: Consolidation Hits ISP Rankings
News Analysis | 8/11/2006

Ripple effects of North American ISP consolidation show up in market data from Renesys

World Shut Yer Mouth
Jonestown | 8/11/2006

4G could kill global roaming

That's Hot
The Philter | 8/11/2006

The AC is 100!

Users Eye New 802.11 Security Issues
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2006

Enterprise WiFi users may have to switch off initially to protect against latest vulnerability

Andiamo Crew Reunites With Cisco
News Analysis | 8/11/2006

Cisco takes 80% ownership of Nuova Systems, the stealthy startup run by Andiamo spin-in veterans

AT&T Still Has IPTV 'Jitters'
News Analysis | 8/11/2006

Packet loss is plaguing Project Lightspeed's IPTV service, say sources – and a few unhappy IPTV subscribers

Apertio AIMs for 2007 IPO
News Analysis | 8/11/2006

Hot IMS player Apertio plans to list in London next year after growing its revenues, customer base, and headcount this year

Components Crunch Hits Vendors
News Analysis | 8/10/2006

Telecom equipment vendors say they've been struggling to get some of the components they need when they've needed them

Juniper Readies Restatements
News Analysis | 8/10/2006

An internal investigation into stock options is prompting Juniper to restate earnings back to 2003

Qwest Pushes FBTV Bundle
BroadBananas | 8/10/2006

All the video buzz in the telco world these days centers on IPTV. Meanwhile, Qwest is trail-blazing an alternate approach: FBTV.

Startup Company Profile #3: CableMatrix Technologies
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/10/2006

CableMatrix Technologies is one of two start-ups in the PacketCable Multimedia (PCMM) Policy Server space.

Startup Company Profile #2: BigBand
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/10/2006

BigBand Networks Inc. is the big dog in the cable startup category.

Spirent Gets Imperfect
News Analysis | 8/10/2006

The pickup of a small security-test firm continues Spirent's product and business transition

RFID Rebound?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/10/2006

Retailers are cautious on RFID, bullish on wireless

Mangrove Secures New Funding
News Analysis | 8/10/2006

Pseudowire specialist bags $13M, about two thirds of its planned third round, following its headcount reduction

UK Telecom Sees Major Shift
News Analysis | 8/10/2006

UK communications market transformed by greater competition, falling prices, and erosion of traditional services

Undue Influence?
Nearpoints | 8/10/2006

Is Intel buying the success of WiMax? And does it matter if it is?

The Portable Puzzle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/10/2006

Solutions for managing security of portable storage devices still elude enterprises

Happy Lands
Monkey Bidness | 8/10/2006

Denmark, Land of Mirth

More Mobile Malware
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/10/2006

F-Secure finds another virus that targets the Symbian OS

Andrew Stays Single – For Now
News Analysis | 8/10/2006

Andrew has called off its merger with ADC and has rejected the all-cash offer made earlier this week by CommScope

RIM Dominance Slips, Slightly
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/9/2006

BlackBerry maker readies new 'Stealth' device to broaden market appeal

Intel Dumps Dialogic
News Analysis | 8/9/2006

Another piece of Intel goes, as relatively tiny Eicon scoops up the former Dialogic

Sprint Drops the WiMax Shoe
Nearpoints | 8/9/2006

OK, I’m nowhere near as skeptical about WiMax as I was Monday

Indian Mobile Set to Spread
News Analysis | 8/9/2006

Regional mobile operators are bidding to become national players as India looks to boost network coverage

Mad Nomads
Red Panda | 8/9/2006

Another race riot

Riding the Cable Consolidation Wave
News Analysis | 8/9/2006

The top eleven cable startups that could become tasty morsels for the infrastructure behemoths

Could SIP's Faults Foil Its Future?
News Analysis | 8/9/2006

New Light Reading Insider says SIP is not yet a shoo-in for de facto signaling standard

Telecom Italia: No Murdoch Plans
News Analysis | 8/9/2006

Italian incumbent denies it's discussing any stock swaps with Rupert Murdoch's Sky Italia

Passion of the Deuce
Monkey Bidness | 8/9/2006

Principled Gigolo

MSOs Plagued by Financial Folly
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

Cablevisions Systems and Charter Communications had tough news for investors as they reported earnings this week

Trapeze Swings $30M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2006

WLAN switch startup gets funding from some familar networking names

Minderbinder Lives
The Martin Chronicles | 8/8/2006

Sony resurrects, inadvertently, a true literary icon

Users Outraged by AOL Gaffe
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

Users advocate boycott, following blunder that exposes search logs of 650,000 AOL customers

A Giant Leap Towards 4G
Jonestown | 8/8/2006

But there is one small step that the vendors involved with Sprint Nextel haven't yet taken

Cisco Q4 Hits the Mark
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

Revenues are up, orders are up, and Cisco thinks it's primed for a solid fiscal 2007

Code May Sour BlackBerry Users
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2006

New proof-of-concept code could give an attacker access to enterprise networks using a BlackBerry handheld

Sprint Goes WiMax
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

The third-largest wireless operator in the US looks to leapfrog 3G rivals with mobile broadband

Bad Roommates
Red Panda | 8/8/2006

Tiger mauls man, man sues city

Sprint Goes WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/8/2006

The third-largest wireless operator in the US looks to leapfrog 3G rivals with mobile broadband

Startup Company Profile #1: Arroyo
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/8/2006

Arroyo Video Solutions Inc. is such a high-flyer in the VOD space that Cisco is rumored to be ready to gobble it up.

The Fiber-RF Dilemma
Cutting Loose | 8/8/2006

Upgrade legacy networks or invest in next-generation wireless? The zero-sum game for IT pros

CacheLogic Builds P2P Content Network
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

CacheLogic is building a global network of content nodes and teaming up with P2P companies in a bid to make money from video distribution

Sonus Opens Options Probe
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

The VOIP equipment company beat analysts' expectations, but a stock options review is holding up a full quarterly report

CommScope Crashes ADC's Party
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

Cable access gear vendor CommScope has trumped ADC by tabling a higher bid for wireless equipment firm Andrew Corp.

CableLabs Issues DOCSIS 3.0 Spec
News Analysis | 8/8/2006

CableLabs has finally come out with its next-generation technical standard for cable broadband equipment

Riding the Cable Consolidation Wave
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/8/2006

As infrastructure giants wrestle for position with MSOs, more equipment vendors may make acquisitions of tech startups.

Big Brother Is Paging You
The Martin Chronicles | 8/7/2006

Scottish startup launches scary monitoring system

Roundup: Security & Chips
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2006

Mobile security and 802.11n are on the menu for AirDefense, Atheros, Broadcom, and Sybase

Senate OKs Internet Treaty
News Analysis | 8/7/2006

The international Convention on Cybercrime is 'world's worst Internet law,' critics say

Headcount Update
The Philter | 8/7/2006

Convergence gonna get you

AP v 2.0
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2006

Startup claims mesh node breakthrough

Puppy Pounding
Red Panda | 8/7/2006

Watch out for flying, dead dogs

Peering Into the Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 8/7/2006

VOIP peering will have profound effects on voice settlements and pave the way for a slew of advanced IP services beyond basic voice

Telstra Abandons FTTN Plan
News Analysis | 8/7/2006

Australian incumbent scraps its $3 billion fiber-to-the-node plans after bust-up with regulator

Alcatel/Lucent Decide on New Name
News Analysis | 8/7/2006

It's not Lucatel. It's not Alcalu. It's not Alcatelics Anonymous. It's – wait for it – Alcatel Lucent

Shareholders Nix Telent Deal
News Analysis | 8/7/2006

The $660 million sale of Telent, the former telecom services arm of Marconi, has been scuppered by shareholders

Copper Ethernet Snares an RBOC
News Analysis | 8/7/2006

Hatteras has grabbed BellSouth as a customer, but other RBOCs don't feel the need to follow suit just yet

Readers 'Gigle' at Top Startups List
News Analysis | 8/7/2006

Poll takers liked some of our Top 10 New Startups, but alas, they didn't care much for Gigle Semiconductor's name

Arris Nabs Japanese MSO for FlexPath
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/4/2006

Arris Group has snared one of its first international cable operators for its new, pre-DOCSIS 3.0 "FlexPath" wideband offering.

Time Warner Cable Cools in Q2
LR Cable News Analysis | 8/4/2006

Time Warner Cable cooled its jets in the second quarter, backing off from a red-hot first quarter as it posted smaller subscriber gains across the board.

Mad Max on Your Mobile
The Martin Chronicles | 8/4/2006

Celebrity-scandal ringtones, anyone?

Photo Synthesis
Jonestown | 8/4/2006

Solar is out there... even if still a bit dear

TelecomNext: McCormick Strikes Back
News Analysis | 8/4/2006

In letters to CEOs and legal representatives, USTelecom strikes back at vendors that may have balked at exhibiting at TelecomNext

Mountain-Wide WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/4/2006

Australian ski resort boasts first 'border-to-border' wireless coverage

The Cost of Mobile Email
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/4/2006

SMBs could pay up to $1,000 a head to upgrade to Microsoft push email, according to a new study

Cisco & Black Hat Meet Again
News Analysis | 8/4/2006

Another Cisco flaw, this time affecting firewalls, has been uncovered at the Black Hat security conference

AMCC Takes Quake
News Analysis | 8/4/2006

PHY-chip vendor Quake Technologies gets snapped up for $69 million

Skyrider Sees Profits in P2P
News Analysis | 8/4/2006

The small company launched this week with $8 million in VC and hopes of setting itself up as the Google of the P2P world

Equity Firms Take On KPN
News Analysis | 8/4/2006

Cinven and Warburg Pincus create a cable powerhouse in the Netherlands, putting incumbents under pressure

G'Day. Not
Red Panda | 8/4/2006

Aussie piss for $325 a bottle

IBM to Manage SDP for Bharti
News Analysis | 8/4/2006

IBM awarded $100M deal to deploy and operate a service delivery platform for India's largest mobile carrier

Sprint & Verizon Push 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2006

Despite gloomy Q2 results for Sprint Nextel, the major US CDMA operators are pushing ahead with 3G

New Muni Models
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2006

New citywide WiFi projects try to avoid pitfalls of early, ambitious plans

Cable Sharpens Its VOIP Edge
Cable Guy | 8/3/2006

Just about everywhere you look right now, cable operators are rolling out and promoting IP phone service as THE hot digital product of our times.

Asian Flava
The Philter | 8/3/2006

Chopsticks. Fortune cookies. Steamed rice

Sipcrack Away
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2006

SIP hacking tools become more common as VOIP handsets get a toehold in the enterprise

Bookham Slips Again
News Analysis | 8/3/2006

The stock drops another 12% as Bookham misses Q4 estimates

Here's Squinting at You
Red Panda | 8/3/2006

Product mascot or lead balloon?

Mick Reeve, Group Technology Officer, BT
LRTV Interviews | 8/3/2006

BT CTO Mick Reeve talks about the role of carrier Ethernet in 21CN and discusses the most challenging aspects of that massive network.

Does WiFi Still Matter?
Nearpoints | 8/3/2006

Look for the logo – it might not be there

Wireless Holds Key for Nortel
News Analysis | 8/3/2006

Nortel predicts significant growth in the second half of the year, with CDMA infrastructure sales set to soar

Portable Storage Tough to Control
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/3/2006

Dark Reading's survey of security pros reveals lack of policy on portable storage

Cable to Hit 11M VOIP Subscribers in '07
News Analysis | 8/3/2006

A new Cable Industry Insider report estimates that North American MSOs scaled the 4 million customer barrier at the beginning of June

Nortel Puts UMTS On a Limb
News Analysis | 8/3/2006

Nortel hangs its UMTS/3G business out to dry as it reports its second quarter results, including a $366 million profit

Video Caching Steps Into the Limelight
News Analysis | 8/3/2006

Internet video and bandwidth constraints are making life fast and furious for content enablers and caching specialists

Random YouTube Links
Light Ranting | 8/3/2006

In case you were bored

Extreme Scores Hat Trick
News Analysis | 8/3/2006

Its third consecutive quarterly disappointment sends the stock down another 8%

DVRs No Big Deal Yet
Cable Guy | 8/2/2006

Even though they may now be in close to 15 million American homes, they haven't exactly revolutionized the way that most of us watch TV just yet.

Throwing Brix at Glass Houses
BroadBananas | 8/2/2006

Our friends at Light Reading recently highlighted a study from Brix Networks that cites declining IP phone call quality over the last 18 months.

Sun Worshipping
Jonestown | 8/2/2006

A random thought on a day hot enough to steal the breath out of your mouth

La. Parish Seeks SMS Relief
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Roam Secure provides text-based network to the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast

Euro Carriers Carry on Buying
News Analysis | 8/2/2006

The M&A splurge continues, with Norway's Telenor opening its wallet the widest for a $1.9 billion mobile acquisition in Eastern Europe

Centillium Continues Chip Carnage
News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Stock drops 25% as the DSL/PON/VOIP chip company says revenues will continue to sag in September

Content Networking
Red Panda | 8/2/2006

The Shock of the New

Coax Headroom
The Philter | 8/2/2006

Cable: It's not all used up

Ericsson Sues Samsung
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Swedish mobile giant adds new infringement claims to patent dispute with Korean handset maker

Vendors Table TelecomNext Turmoil
News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Vendors still haven't publicly called for a single telecom tradeshow and the TIA says it's open to having single show talks

Intel's Centrino Vulnerability
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Chipmaker says driver flaws could leave top-selling WiFi chipsets open to airborne attacks

Is Alcatel Moving on Nortel?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Reports from Paris suggest Alcatel is on the verge of acquiring Nortel's GSM and UMTS business

Is Alcatel Moving on Nortel Mobile Assets?
News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Reports from Paris suggest Alcatel is on the verge of acquiring Nortel's GSM and UMTS business

India's Carriers Report Major Growth
News Analysis | 8/2/2006

Financials from India's service providers help identify the country's high-growth services, with mobile leading the way

Vonage Misses the Mark
News Analysis | 8/2/2006

The company's first public earnings report misses estimates, sending the stock down another 5 percent

DVRs No Big Deal Yet
The Philter | 8/1/2006

What's the big deal about DVR?

In the Dead Zone
The Martin Chronicles | 8/1/2006

Why carriers can't, or won't, improve coverage

Vodafone Hangs On to Verizon Stake
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2006

Verizon CEO lays to rest rumors of Vodafone selling its stake in U.S. wireless joint venture

Centrino & the Mac
Nearpoints | 8/1/2006

Two unstoppable forces drive the inevitable enterprise wireless future

AT&T's Whitacre: 'Nobody Gets a Free Ride'
News Analysis | 8/1/2006

AT&T chief Ed Whitacre says net neutrality is an issue that can be worked out commercially

Comcast VOIP Rollout Spurs Verizon FiOS
News Analysis | 8/1/2006

Verizon is stepping up its deployment of FiOS services around the country to counter its growing loss of phone access lines

Throwing Brix at Glass Houses
The Philter | 8/1/2006

Does Brix have trouble operating a reliable SIP-based VOIP network?

Not Your Father's WiFi
Cutting Loose | 8/1/2006

Humble 802.11 technology transforms enterprise networking in unforeseen ways

Ikanos, Mindspeed Feel the Pain
News Analysis | 8/1/2006

Stocks drop 20% and 14%, respectively, as investors take issue with some earnings suprises

HR: Security Spending on the Rise
News Analysis | 8/1/2006

Heavy Reading Enterprise research says companies plan to increase security spending in the next two years

DiVitas Grabs VC Cash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2006

Hot convergence startup receives $15M in VC funding as it preps product

You Stink
Red Panda | 8/1/2006

The workplace's widespread hidden menace

Vodafone Nabs Nortel Exec
News Analysis | 8/1/2006

One of the senior Nortel executives to survive the Zafirovski shake-up has jumped ship to become CTO of mobile giant Vodafone

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