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Scissors, Lawsuits & Pen Computers
Light Ranting | 12/22/2005

File under: Random news links.

Vendors Sign BT 21CN Contracts
News Analysis | 12/22/2005

Four of BT's eight 21CN preferred vendors sign contracts, but what's the holdup on the lagging quartet?

AOL Search Ends in Google Deal
BroadBananas | 12/21/2005

Yesterday Time Warner Inc. announced a partnership between its AOL division and Google, the stratospherically valued search and advertising technology service provider. So what does this mean for cable? Read on.

Insider: UMA's Narrow Window
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/21/2005

UMA has a time limit for fixed/mobile convergence success, according to Unstrung Insider

LR Debuts 2005 Corporate Video
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

The telecom world is going to the puppets

Light Reading's 2005 Corporate Video
LRTV Documentaries | 12/21/2005

Dancing girls? Check. Puppets? Check.

Cisco Taps Cerent Vet
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Cisco has rehired Ajaib Bhadare, part of Cerent's founding team, to help the division that now houses optical networking

India's Telecom Market Accelerates
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Telecom subs in India are growing by more than 3 million every month

Juniper Complaint
The Philter | 12/21/2005

Wanna see what Juniper's complaining about now?

Juniper Sues LR Message Boarders
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Networking company sues anonymous Light Reading message board posters for libel and defamation

Brewmaster Crosses the Bar
Monkey Bidness | 12/21/2005

He brought us good news & bad.

Wipro's Wireless Expansion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Moving up the R&D food chain, Indian outsourcing firm takes over NewLogic

Siemens Breaks Into Chinese IPTV
News Analysis | 12/21/2005

Siemens breaks into the competitive China IPTV market with a trial service deployment at Shanghai Telecom

Eurobites: A Private Affair
Column | 12/21/2005

The M&A action is never ending in Europe, where private equity players are accelerating consolidation

AT&T Plans Utility Computing Overhaul
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

AT&T plans to tie big-name software applications and per-minute CPU charges in the next year

Cable Crowd Seeks VOIP Peers
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

Thirty companies in the VOIP peering business have answered an RFI from CableLabs to link up the VOIP networks of the cable guys

Nortel's Clent Came & Went
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

As Nortel's head marketing honcho leaves the fold, we ask: Latest victim of top table purge, or curse of the CMO ticket?

Prosecutors Pounce on Nacchio
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

Joseph Nacchio faces 42 counts of insider trading in an indictment brought down this morning

Lightie Highlights
The Philter | 12/20/2005

Pat Russo speaks!

The Light Reading 2005 Telecom Investment Conference Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 12/20/2005

LRTV's exclusive coverage of The Light Reading Telecom Investment Conference features commentary from Redback's Kevin DeNuccio, Verizon's Stu Elby, and telx Group's Hunter Newby

Pat Russo, Lucent Technologies
LRTV Documentaries | 12/20/2005

Lucent's CEO accepts her 'Lightie'

Armchair Strike Solver
Light Ranting | 12/20/2005

The quick way to solve the NYC Transit strike

In-Flight Wireless ETA Unknown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2005

Airvana moves airliner broadband slightly closer to reality

Santarchy
Monkey Bidness | 12/20/2005

Hooligans? No. Activists!

Pandora to the Rescue
Jonestown | 12/20/2005

Thinking inside the box

No Tomorrow for Chiaro
News Analysis | 12/20/2005

The startup is shutting down, yet another casualty of the core-router races

iBonuses
The Philter | 12/19/2005

It's iBonus time at Apple.

Carphone Dials Up Rivals
News Analysis | 12/19/2005

Carphone cements its position as key rival to BT and cable players as it more than doubles its fixed-line customer base

It's Official: Vivato Winds Down
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2005

Company follows Legra and other wireless LAN startups in attempting to sell its intellectual property

Vonage Raises Another $250M
News Analysis | 12/19/2005

VOIP trailblazer's new $250M in debt funding may be the last before it finds an exit

A New Use for Baby Seals
Monkey Bidness | 12/19/2005

Don't try this at home, kids!

Testing's Tasty Tidbits
News Analysis | 12/19/2005

Spirent shrinks, Sunrise is delisted, and Brix targets the video brigade

India's VC Race Boosts Telsima
News Analysis | 12/19/2005

India-based Ethernet and WiMax vendor Telsima closes $20M Series C round

Indian WiMax Firm Gets $20M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2005

India-based Ethernet and WiMax vendor Telsima closes $20M Series C round

Cable Eyes LOD: Local On Demand
BroadBananas | 12/16/2005

In a feature yesterday, The Wall Street Journal highlighted efforts by MSOs to build on-demand TV services based on local community and user-created content.

Have a Cheesy Holiday
Monkey Bidness | 12/16/2005

Calendar gives new meaning to 'cheesecake.'

Talking Over VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Improvements are coming for voice-over-WLAN, but vendors aren't all singing the same tune

Another Mobile Email Spat
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Visto versus Microsoft means good times for attorneys

WLAN Switches Face Integration
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Software from NextHop could be an early step towards eliminating standalone WLAN switches

Leading Lights in Pictures
Slide Shows | 12/16/2005

The Leading Lights is over, but some photos are just starting to develop

Might Microsoft Want Sci-Atlanta?
News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Rumors this week say Microsoft might try to outbid Cisco, but at least one analyst doesn't see it happening

Broadcom May Scoop Sandburst
News Analysis | 12/16/2005

Chip giant is making a bid in the $100M+ range to get a piece of the Juniper Ethernet business, sources say

Friday Engelbart
Light Ranting | 12/16/2005

The guy who invented the mouse and hypertext, and dabbled in videoconferencing.

HR Sees B-RAS Role Expanding
News Analysis | 12/16/2005

A recent Heavy Reading report says the broadband remote access server may take on new tasks in triple-play networks

Leading Lights Awards 2005
LRTV Documentaries | 12/16/2005

The 11 winners of the second annual Leading Lights Awards claim their prizes at a gala NYC dinner

BellSouth Culls Middle Management
News Analysis | 12/16/2005

RBOC to save $175M a year by axing 1,500 managers, about 2.4% of its total workforce, during the next five months

Vyyo Pushes Bandwidth Expansion
Cable Guy | 12/16/2005

MTV Gets the Urge
The Martin Chronicles | 12/15/2005

MTV's new online music service appropriates a cultural reference from hippie days.

New Jersey's Finest
The Philter | 12/15/2005

I've got a friend in Newark.

Last Call for Vivato?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2005

One of the original wireless LAN switch startups is rumored to be closing down this month

Spam Attack
Jonestown | 12/15/2005

Text-messaging revolution spawns a monster.

A Night of Lighties
Column | 12/15/2005

Lucent nabbed two awards – and more tales of terror from our second annual Leading Lights dinner

Jabber Jingles All the Way
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

The instant messaging software group adds VOIP to its list of tricks, thanks to a little help from Google

Google's WiFi Mountain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2005

Work is underway on the Google WiFi network in Mountain View, stage one for the firm's public access plans

Purple Pill Prose
The Philter | 12/15/2005

Here's your publicist -- off his medication.

Sources: Alcatel Plans IP Growth
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

Launch of new edge product coming and a new team being built for further developments, say sources

Verizon's Elby: IPTV Could Take Years
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

IPTV is the future, but the future isn't here yet, says Verizon's VP of network architecture

Stupidity Spreading
Monkey Bidness | 12/15/2005

Call it 'Kansasm.'

Nortel: Joining the GPON Race?
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

More unexpected than the Spanish Inquisition? Nortel is responding to the US GPON RFP, one analyst says

LR Names 2005 Leading Lights Winners
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

The 11 winners of the second annual Leading Lights Awards claim their prizes at a gala NYC dinner

India's Telecom Startups Reel in Cash
News Analysis | 12/15/2005

India's telecom market is entering a new stage of investment, and for the first time home-grown vendors are emerging

Bluetooth's White Flag
The Martin Chronicles | 12/14/2005

Bluetooth moves toward cooperation – and surrenders to reality

Visto Licenses NTP Patents
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2005

Mobile email provider is the third company to license IP from NTP

2004 Leading Lights: Where Are They Now?
News Analysis | 12/14/2005

With this year's Leading Lights Awards set to be handed out in New York City tonight, we look back at the fate of 2004's winners

MetroPhotonics Shuts Down
News Analysis | 12/14/2005

The indium phosphide startup is winding down operations after giving the triple-play market a go

BT Lands Italian Job
News Analysis | 12/14/2005

Lands monster multinational services deal with car giant Fiat and buys IP service provider to do the Italian Job properly

Google VOIP Apps Stare Down Startups
News Analysis | 12/14/2005

While Google and eBay prepare click-to-talk VOIP applications, one startup says it has been deploying such services for years with very little competition

Occupant, North Pole
Monkey Bidness | 12/14/2005

Are you there, Santa? It's me, Margaret.

Vodafone Looks Beyond Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2005

The carrier seeks acquisitions in Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe

AT&T Boosts DSL Speeds to 6 Mbps
Cable Guy | 12/14/2005

HTML Xmas Cards Suck
Red Panda | 12/13/2005

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Tropic Oils Up
News Analysis | 12/13/2005

After merging with two oil firms, Tropic will remain in optical networking, coming out $8M richer

You Call This Well Designed?
Monkey Bidness | 12/13/2005

Get your nominations in!

Beceem Adds $20M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2005

Silicon startup comes out of stealth, targeting mobile WiMax with Samsung as an early customer

EarthLink Buys New Edge
News Analysis | 12/13/2005

Major ISP to buy VPN provider New Edge for $144 million in cash and stock as it ramps up activity in the SMB market

Thomson Buys IPTV Player
News Analysis | 12/13/2005

Thomson bolsters its IPTV capabilities with $155M purchase of Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, pitching it against Alcatel and Siemens

Mobile Romance & Sport
The Martin Chronicles | 12/13/2005

Trip Hawkins thinks mobiles will be the gateways to social connection – and great kissing

UTStarcom Sues Passave
News Analysis | 12/13/2005

A tiff over EPON chip quality has led to a lawsuit for IPO hopeful Passave

Unwiring Healthcare
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2005

St. John's hospital saves millions on data and voice with new WLAN

Cisco, Nortel Score Comcast Wins
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Comcast casts Cisco and Nortel for starring roles in its new optical backbone

Tropic Goes to the Well
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Tropic Networks is looking to merge its way into the oil industry. Yes, that's oil... black gold, Texas tea...

My Favorite Martin
The Philter | 12/12/2005

Mommy! Kevin Martin is missing the point (again).

Carriers Get Internet Savvy
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Network operators can now get a view of the global Internet infrastructure, including a look at how their rivals are faring

Football & Binge Drinking
Monkey Bidness | 12/12/2005

The international language!

IPass Swallows GoRemote
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Service provider claims we're on verge of fixed/mobile convergence

Home Gateway Group Puts on Specs
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Global carriers look to extend their reach into customers' homes, through the Home Gateway Initiative

Fujitsu Senior VP Bill Erickson
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2005

Fujitsu Senior VP Bill Erickson talks about the opportunities for carrier Ethernet equipment and services

Cisco Swaps Opto Jobs
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

Roughly 80 have their jobs reassigned as Cisco rethinks some of its optical strategy

BellSouth Deal Boosts 8x8
News Analysis | 12/12/2005

The company's shares rose 43 percent on Friday following a deal with BellSouth

Vonage WiFi
The Philter | 12/12/2005

Vonage: You can take it with you...

Security Trumps Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2005

Bluesocket pushes voice, but users only have eyes for the security features

Preparing for the Pierre
Column | 12/9/2005

Why hold a telecom investment conference? Scott Raynovich has reasons aplenty

Light Reading Gone Wild
Monkey Bidness | 12/9/2005

NY Times headline of the day

BellSouth's Rates
The Philter | 12/9/2005

It's still expensive to call Afghanistan.

BellSouth Launches Residential VOIP
News Analysis | 12/9/2005

RBOC can't wait to get its own residential VOIP service up and running, so it's reselling 8x8's service

Aquantia Gets out of the 10-Gig Gate
News Analysis | 12/9/2005

Another chip startup has emerged in the 10-Gbit/s copper arena as the IEEE wraps up a key standard

Separated at Birth?
Jonestown | 12/9/2005

Now it can be told.

Larry, Watch Your Back
Red Panda | 12/9/2005

A lesson for cheeky monkeys everywhere

Monkey Contagion Update
Monkey Bidness | 12/9/2005

How does 'Monkey Flu' sound?

Amsterdam Gets Active With FTTH
News Analysis | 12/9/2005

Major FTTH project opts for active Ethernet, with wholesale capacity provider bbned and Cisco pulling the strings

BSNL Shuns Huawei
News Analysis | 12/9/2005

BSNL puts off banning Huawei for defaulting on a contract but turns to rival Chinese vendors

Ciena Grows & Pares Losses
News Analysis | 12/8/2005

Ciena looks ahead to more revenue growth as it continues to focus on optical transport and Ethernet services

Yahoo Jumps Into Voice
News Analysis | 12/8/2005

Yahoo will soon announce a PSTN-connected version of its VOIP client, a clear statement that it intends to compete with Skype

Won't Get Fooled Again!
Monkey Bidness | 12/8/2005

California dreamin': Bonehead v Loony

SMS SOS
Jonestown | 12/8/2005

Mobile firm finds a new way to make you really, really nervous.

Ma Marble
The Philter | 12/8/2005

Have you seen the new AT&T logo?

Hirings & Unwirings
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2005

Who's in and who's out in the world of enterprise wireless LAN

America Among the Thugs
Red Panda | 12/8/2005

Some home truths about US hooliganism.

IMS: A Poisoned Chalice?
News Analysis | 12/8/2005

It's the hottest three-letter acronym in telecom town, but is IMS a villain as well as a hero for today's telecom players?

IMS & SDPs Must Work Together
News Analysis | 12/8/2005

Insider report says carriers will need both to sell new IP apps

Canyon of Kvetching
The Martin Chronicles | 12/8/2005

Hype collides with disillusionment as the WiMax rollout begins

NTL Eyes Virgin Quad-Play in U.K.
BroadBananas | 12/7/2005

Dutch Put KPN on the Block
News Analysis | 12/7/2005

The Dutch government is set to give up its 'Golden Share' in KPN, laying the carrier open to takeover approaches

KPN on the Block
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2005

The Dutch government is set to give up its 'Golden Share' in KPN, laying the carrier open to takeover approaches

IEEE OKs Mobile WiMax
News Analysis | 12/7/2005

Approval of the 802.16e standard brings the technology one step closer to reality

IEEE OKs 802.16e Standard
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2005

Today's approval of the standard brings mobile WiMax one step closer to reality

Google Gotcha
Light Ranting | 12/7/2005

Have you ever really tested search engines?

Enigma Unlocks Packet Switch Fabric
News Analysis | 12/7/2005

The switch-fabric startup launches this week, taking its shot at new technology for the backplane

Google Targeting
Red Panda | 12/7/2005

Handy help for terrorists everwhere!

Bookham Ships More Jobs to China
News Analysis | 12/7/2005

Another 150 jobs are being transferred to China as the components firm continues its cost-cutting program

Is Cingular Cold on Sonus?
News Analysis | 12/7/2005

Speculation abounds that Cingular is considering capping the use of Sonus VOIP softswitches in favor of Lucent's

Bible Gals Gone Wild
Monkey Bidness | 12/6/2005

But be prepared to become a pillar of salt.

Qualcomm's WLAN Shoe Drops
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2005

Chipmaker gets cosy with WLAN Forum

Cisco Everywhere: Meet SONA
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

A bid to make the network – and Cisco's devices and software – the home for key enterprise apps like security

BT Takes 21CN 'Baby Step'
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

BT talks up successful VOIP trials using technology from 21CN key vendors, including softswitch capabilities from Ericsson

Gorilla My Dreams
Monkey Bidness | 12/6/2005

Koko can't catch a break.

The Openera Era
The Philter | 12/6/2005

'I can't hear you. But you look fabulous.'

Sylantro Seeks CEO
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

Founder Pete Bonee says it's time to find a seasoned chief exec, possibly to take Sylantro public

Cisco Relents on Wi-LAN Claims
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

Vendor will purchase and license patented WiFi technology

Take That, Satan!
Monkey Bidness | 12/6/2005

The Bible and the Paint Gun

Infinera Bags Big Bear
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

Infinera comes clean as the buyer for the rest of the transponder company's assets

Bulldog Bites on IMS
News Analysis | 12/6/2005

IMS isn't just for the fixed/ mobile convergence plans of large incumbent operators, says CTO of C&W's broadband access division

Cisco Relents on Wi-LAN Claims
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Vendor will purchase and license patented WiFi technology

NTL Eyes Mobile Buy
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Cable operator NTL offers £817M (US$1.41B) for mobile operator Virgin in a bid to offer quad-play

Wireless Security Portal Opens
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Find flaws and fixes for 802.11, Bluetooth, 3G, WiMax, and RFID

Verizon's Expensive Books
Light Ranting | 12/5/2005

$14B? What good are phone books anyway?

AOL + MTV = ???
The Philter | 12/5/2005

Will video on demand save AOL's dwindling membership?

Cisco Warms Up to IMS
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

The networking giant is slowly moving its gateways and softwitches to IP Multimedia Subsystem interoperability

Good News for Light Readers
Monkey Bidness | 12/5/2005

Coffee can cure you.

WWP Bags $25.5M More
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Two Craig McCaw-influenced firms lead the Ethernet equipment vendor's latest financing

Cisco's CRS-1 Goes Optical
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

Adding IP-over-DWDM and a new type of GMPLS, Cisco hopes to bring the CRS-1 closer to the optical core

Cisco Integrates Session Control
News Analysis | 12/5/2005

As expected, Cisco has put a session border controller into a router, but the company didn't do it by acquisition

Users in Blackberry Jam
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2005

As RIM moves toward a settlement in its patent dispute with NTP, alternative mobile email services start to look more attractive

LR Names Private Product Finalists
News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Light Reading names the Leading Lights finalists for Best New Product, Private Company

LR Picks M&A Strategy Finalists
News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Light Reading names the Leading Lights finalists for M&A Strategy, Public Company

Grinch Watch
The Philter | 12/2/2005

Let's rat out the corporate grinches.

Cisco's Funk Breakdown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Funk could be Juniper's backdoor into Cisco accounts

LR Names Finalists
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Wireless products make big showing in annual Light Reading awards

Alcatel Buys Into 2Wire
News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Buys 25% stake in home gateway specialist for $120M, while AT&T and Telmex snap up another 26% between them

Vyyo Bets Big on Cable Overlay
News Analysis | 12/2/2005

A small tech firm's latest acquisition may have scored it a multimillion-dollar deal with Cox

Bush's 3-Point Plan
Monkey Bidness | 12/2/2005

It's foolproof!

Fluke to Buy Visual Networks
News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Test and measurement firm to pay $75M for VOIP-focused network management systems vendor

Investors Smile on Optics
News Analysis | 12/2/2005

Avanex stock surges, apparently on Corning's share sales, while JDSU gets a boost from a proposed reverse stock split

Dolan On Target About A La Carte
BroadBananas | 12/1/2005

Big Bear Put to Sleep
News Analysis | 12/1/2005

The former 40-Gbit/s transponder hopeful is selling off assets, part of them to Finisar

Avago Springs From Agilent
News Analysis | 12/1/2005

The sale of Agilent's semiconductor business is complete. The next goal: multiple IPOs

French Operators Protest Fine
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2005

France's largest mobile carriers in uproar over record €534M fine for collusion

Juniper's Secret
The Philter | 12/1/2005

Juniper has no M&A strategy.

BT Calls for IMS Support
News Analysis | 12/1/2005

BT exec says companies like AOL and Sony need to jump on board to open up application development to third parties

RIM Ruling Foretells Changes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2005

Latest round in patent dispute with NTP only hastens move to open systems for wireless email

Euro Giants Lose Market Share
News Analysis | 12/1/2005

Europe's incumbent operators continue to lose market share in their domestic fixed line voice sectors, according to research from InfoCom

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