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Microsoft Unifies Its Plans
Jonestown | 6/26/2006

Where exactly does wireless fit?

AT&T, Cisco Elbow Into Akimbo
News Analysis | 6/26/2006

AT&T and Cisco are looking to the aggregator Akimbo to help the two giants play in the new frontier of Internet video

Mobile WiMax Goes Mini
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2006

OFDMA vendor Adaptix pushes 'micro-cell' technology

FTTH Hits Mainstream
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 6/26/2006

Fiber has arrived, but service providers and vendors will need to adapt to very different approaches being taken around the world.

Redback Shares Stumble
News Analysis | 6/26/2006

Analyst cites 'choppiness' in Redback ratings chop

The Great Router Giveaway
The Martin Chronicles | 6/26/2006

Will 'Foneros' become hotspot Robin Hoods?

Lucent 'Not Interested' in Nitel
News Analysis | 6/26/2006

Lucent denies reports that it's part of a consortium bidding for a controlling stake in Nigeria's national operator

NFL Program Note
The Philter | 6/26/2006

Hi-def football all year long? Pinch me

How to Offer Free WiFi
Nearpoints | 6/26/2006

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but there is a way to offer free WiFi without too much pain

BT Gets Back Into Japan
News Analysis | 6/26/2006

BT forms joint venture with KDDI to target Japan's largest multinationals

OCAP Set-Tops on the Way
News Analysis | 6/26/2006

MSOs are upgrading their cable system headends to support digital TV gear equipped with the critical middleware

Good Hooks Into Lotus
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2006

BlackBerry rival eyes 125 million Lotus Notes users

Blessed Are the Uninsured
Monkey Bidness | 6/23/2006

Immaculate insurance cancelled

Over-The-Top Monkey Business
BroadBananas | 6/23/2006

The new party line says Google and Yahoo are cable's real competition in video, not Verizon and AT&T. Then there's the growing cadre of Internet video upstarts like Akimbo, YouTube, and DaveTV.

So Degrading
The Philter | 6/23/2006

Are cable MSOs cheating HDTV customers?

Intel Wows With Dualmode WiMax
News Analysis | 6/23/2006

Intel is introducing a client chipset that supports both the fixed and mobile versions of WiMax

Intel Wows With Dualmode WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2006

Intel is introducing a client chipset that supports both the fixed and mobile versions of WiMax

Wireless Strikes!
Jonestown | 6/23/2006

Brit doctors say cellphones and thunderstorms don't mix

SoonR Gets Mac Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2006

PC-to-your-mobile startup extends support to the Apple world while defining key user cases

Paul Reynolds, CEO, BT Wholesale
LRTV Interviews | 6/23/2006

Mass migrations aren't just for the birds. Paul Reynolds, CEO of BT Wholesale, discusses what his company has to accomplish so that, in the coming months, it can start migrating 150,000+ customers a week to its 21st Century Network

Aruba's Marina Trist
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2006

Marina WISP finds that Aruba offers smooth sailing for unwiring at the docks

Sources: Siemens, Nortel, Avaya Mull JV
News Analysis | 6/23/2006

Industry sources say the three are in talks about a possible enterprise equipment joint venture

Mobile CRM Arrives
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2006

Engineering firm replaces notepads and pencils with real-time, wireless-enabled service information management system

Euro Telcos Face Storage Avalanche
News Analysis | 6/23/2006

Meeting the requirements of a new European Union directive will cost carriers and ISPs hundreds of millions of dollars

Harriet Is Dead
Monkey Bidness | 6/23/2006

Cut down at the tender age of 175

Who's Going to Buy Tellabs?
News Analysis | 6/23/2006

Many in the analyst community are asking 'who's next' in the wake of the Siemens/Nokia tie-up

Microsoft Ups Pressure on Skype
News Analysis | 6/22/2006

Microsoft's latest Messenger client does many of Skype's best tricks, but with far greater integration possibilities

Cable's Sweet on Switched Digital
News Analysis | 6/22/2006

Many top cable engineers insist it will trump IPTV's benefits because it's built to take advantage of cable's HFC networks

MSOs & Gear Makers Duel Over DOCSIS
News Analysis | 6/22/2006

There's heated debate over the interim DOCSIS 2.0b proposed standard

OpVista Racks Up $28M
News Analysis | 6/22/2006

The ROADM vendor says it's on the verge of profitability and ready to expand its product line

Re-Boot in Yuma
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/22/2006

Arizona ISP calls foul on muni network contract with outside provider Kite

A Roese Is a Roese Is a New CTO
News Analysis | 6/22/2006

John J. Roese, Nortel's new CTO, comes from Broadcom, where he served as vice president and CTO for networking technologies

The Business of Fixed/Mobile Convergence
LR Mobile Column | 6/22/2006

Enterprise fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) initiatives are ready to deliver more efficient business communications.

Cisco's Unified Services Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/22/2006

Networking giant adds more software services and a controller to its portfolio

Flatulent Fishies
Monkey Bidness | 6/22/2006

Another reason not to drink water

Job Cuts Prolong Tekelec's Tech Wreck
News Analysis | 6/22/2006

Tekelec's bumpy ride continues as it announces job losses at its Switching Solutions Group in Plano, Texas

Nokia Execs Dominate JV's Top Table
News Analysis | 6/22/2006

Nokia Siemens Networks names its management team, with Nokia staff dominating. But the team is notable also for its absentees

Sources: Cisco Preps MIMO Map
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2006

Networking giant is working on modular MIMO for enterprise WLAN, according to sources

Toughbooks Big in Boonies
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2006

Missouri utility equips linemen with devices and a satellite network UPDATED 6/22 1:20 PM

FCC Dials VOIP for USF
News Analysis | 6/21/2006

The FCC ruled Wednesday that some two thirds of VOIP revenues are assessable for contribution to the Universal Service Fund

Dueling Research Firms
The Martin Chronicles | 6/21/2006

Half a bill, or 100 mill? You decide

BATM Snaps Up Metrobility
News Analysis | 6/21/2006

BATM, better known as Telco Systems, shells out less than $7 million for Ethernet access vendor

Backdating Blues
Column | 6/21/2006

The backdating issue isn't going away. Get used to it

Panda Glut Feared
Red Panda | 6/21/2006

There's literally dozens of 'em!

The Blue Flu?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2006

It could be contagious for mobile devices, finds new survey of Bluetooth security

Offshore Me, Please!
Monkey Bidness | 6/21/2006

I'd be a god over there

Cable Bandwidth Dilemma Looms at SCTE
News Analysis | 6/21/2006

Cable TV bandwidth conservation and expansion be the biggest items on the agenda at Cable-Tec Expo

BelAir Marries Mesh & WiMax
News Analysis | 6/21/2006

BelAir is set to introduce a WiMax radio module for use in wireless mesh networks UPDATED 12:20 PM

BelAir Marries Mesh & WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2006

BelAir is set to introduce a WiMax radio module for use in wireless mesh networks

Verso Buys Verilink for $5.8 Million
News Analysis | 6/20/2006

The softswitch and SIP gateway firm buys the bankrupted broadband access gear maker at a bargain basement price

Musical Telecom Chairs
Cutting Loose | 6/20/2006

Industry consolidation is not good news for enterprise customers, but there may be silver linings

Yipes! I'm Confused
The Philter | 6/20/2006

Fun with robot PR

Wireless Mesh Passes Test
News Analysis | 6/20/2006

An exhaustive test of new wireless mesh networking gear shows impressive results from multiple radio technology

Wireless Mesh Passes Test
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2006

An exhaustive test of new wireless mesh networking gear shows impressive results from multiple radio technology

Telefónica Buys Be
News Analysis | 6/20/2006

Telefónica's subsidiary O2 propels itself into the UK's fixed/mobile market with a $92 million acquisition

Strix Soars in Spain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2006

National airport system gets multi-app wireless mesh networks

Aruba, Ruckus Team on WiFi Gear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2006

Aruba Wireless and Ruckus Wireless are teaming up on WiFi products that carriers may use to offer managed WiFi services

Aruba, Ruckus Team on WiFi Gear
News Analysis | 6/20/2006

Aruba Wireless and Ruckus Wireless are teaming up on WiFi products that carriers may use to offer managed WiFi services

Vongo Snares First Portable Media Player
Cable Guy | 6/20/2006

Starz Entertainment used to be a portable media wannabe. But not anymore.

Security 101
Nearpoints | 6/19/2006

Every day there's another announcement of personal data stolen from a notebook computer and I know what to do about it

Reader Mail
The Philter | 6/19/2006

We are TERRIBLE

There's a New Bully on the Block
News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Nokia Siemens Networks will be the third largest telecom equipment vendor in the world

Post Nokia Siemens, Whither Nortel, Others?
News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Analysts are positive about the Nokia/Siemens tie-up, but see downside for others, particularly Nortel and Juniper

Nokia Siemens: Whither Competitors?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Analysts are positive about the Nokia/Siemens tie-up, but see downside for others, particularly Nortel and Juniper

Juniper & Aruba Secure Partnership
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Networking companies to take on 'mutual enemy' Cisco in the WiFi security space

Cable Turns to BB-on-Demand
News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Cable operators are starting to offer new bandwidth-on-demand services that let cable modem users sample faster data speeds

Nokia & Siemens: More Cuts Needed?
News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Investors and analysts say the new joint venture could achieve bigger savings with more cuts than management projects

Juniper & Aruba Secure Partnership
News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Networking companies to take on 'mutual enemy' Cisco in the WiFi security space

Nokia, Siemens Create Networks Giant
News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Creating a network infrastructure 50/50 joint venture called Nokia Siemens Networks with annual revenues of nearly $20 billion

Nokia, Siemens Create Networks Giant
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2006

Creating a network infrastructure 50/50 joint venture called Nokia Siemens Networks with annual revenues of nearly $20 billion

Awareness Awareness Month
Monkey Bidness | 6/18/2006

Break out the ribbons

C9 at Expo, Pulling for the Little Guy
BroadBananas | 6/16/2006

Call me sentimental, but sometimes I can't help but pull for the little guy. In this case, that fellow is Srini Kola, founder and CEO of

Going Mobile? Get Help
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2006

The market for 'mobile managed services' is set to explode

Penguin Goes Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2006

Operators and vendors look to take the smartphone low-road with standardized Linux OS

Reliance Dabbling With Dual Networks
News Analysis | 6/16/2006

Indian carrier's interest in GSM spectrum has folks wondering what will become of its massive CDMA network

Backdating Could Bite Juniper Execs
News Analysis | 6/16/2006

DOJ investigation and shareholder lawsuits related to Juniper's stock options practices could lead to executive house-cleaning

Juniper's Suits
The Philter | 6/16/2006

Shareholder suits allege options wrongdoing at Juniper

IPTV Testing Goes Standard
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/16/2006

Media Delivery Index (MDI) is emerging as the metric of choice for IPTV testing, though not all the big test firms are backing it

Acopia Files Away $20M
News Analysis | 6/16/2006

Left out of partnerships, file virtualization startup says it's better to be free

But Is It Art?
Monkey Bidness | 6/16/2006

Who cares?

Cedar Point Supports 1 Millionth Phone Line
Cable Guy | 6/16/2006

In a sign of the explosive growth of cable telephony throughout the U.S., Cedar Point Communications announced Thursday that it has now deployed enough voice-over-IP (VoIP) switches to support 1 million phone lines.

Cox Boasts Record First Quarter Gains
Cable Guy | 6/16/2006

Wrapping up its best first quarter in company history, Cox Communications reported that it ended March with strong growth in all three of its core product areas.

MobileAccess Cashes Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2006

$11M series E round will pay for more marketing and new wireless applications

Reef Point Lands $21M, Gets Woody
News Analysis | 6/15/2006

The security gateway company gets a new funding round, as industry vet Woody Ritchey joins as its fifth CEO

Reality Bites Muni WiFi
The Martin Chronicles | 6/15/2006

Activists question 'backroom' deals for citywide mesh networks

Bidders Abound for Sprint Pseudowire
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2006

Sprint's broadly worded pseudowire RFP is attracting more vendor attention

Bidders Abound for Sprint Pseudowire RFP
News Analysis | 6/15/2006

Sprint's broadly worded pseudowire RFP is attracting more vendor attention

PR: A Funny Business
The Philter | 6/15/2006

I'm sorry, but I do not apologize

It's a Smallworld After All
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/15/2006

OSS player Smallworld has been hiding away in the bowels of parent company GE for a few years, but came out of hiding at Globalcomm

TeliaSonera Goes 3G in Spain
News Analysis | 6/15/2006

Scandinavian giant will invest up to €1B on new 3G network in Spain, taking advantage of equipment price reductions

Mobile VPN Rivals Merge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2006

Court dates made playmates out of NetMotion and Padcom

Cable Hastens Telco Phone Line Losses
BroadBananas | 6/14/2006

A report released this week from investment bank Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. highlights the trouble that cable's accelerating IP phone rollout is causing for incumbent U.S. telcos and standalone VoIP players like Vonage.

Pace Develops OCAP-Based DVR System
Cable Guy | 6/14/2006

Pace Micro Technology has crafted a digital video recorder (DVR) system based on CableLabs' OpenCable Application Platform (OCAP) middleware. The set-top box vendor plans to demonstrate the system at next week's SCTE Cable-Tec Expo in Denver.

Filtering Out Common Sense
LR Mobile Column | 6/14/2006

Content blocking isn't an effective way to deal with the threat of pedophilia, especially as the means of Internet access are expanding all the time

Telecom Trade Reps Are Very Well Paid Reps
News Analysis | 6/14/2006

Being the voice of the nation's largest telephone companies does have its perks

Cingular Pushes MS Email
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2006

Cingular follows in Verizon's footsteps with a Redmond push

Hands-Free on Turtle Creek
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2006

Posh Dallas hotel goes mobile with Vocera devices, Wayport network

'Don't Mention the War'
Monkey Bidness | 6/14/2006

Goose stepping is right out!

TenXc Makes 2X Capacity Claim
News Analysis | 6/14/2006

TenXc says carriers are hot for its antenna array products, which can double the capacity of a cell site

Indians Dump Humpty
Red Panda | 6/14/2006

All the king's elephants...

Restricting All but the Predators
News Analysis | 6/14/2006

Child-porn filters proposed in UK law don't extend to email, IM, P2P, or encrypted links

Spirent Slumps on Update
News Analysis | 6/14/2006

Test firm's stock takes a 17 percent dive as trading update points to lower than expected first half profits

BSNL Sizes Up Five Bidders
News Analysis | 6/14/2006

Ericsson, Motorola, Nokia, Siemens, and ZTE have submitted bids for BSNL's $4.5 billion wireless expansion contracts

Mobile Hairpiece
Jonestown | 6/13/2006

New mobile magazine aims to bring comfort to the slapheads of the world

Will the Long Tail Have a Long Run?
The Martin Chronicles | 6/13/2006

New book by Wired editor touted as 'the next Tipping Point'

Pulver Puffery
Light Ranting | 6/13/2006

The WSJ does Pulver, and misses the whole story

Globalcomm 2006: In Pictures
Slide Shows | 6/13/2006

We went to Globalcomm 2006 and, well, we snapped

Moto: Mobile WiMax Is In
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/13/2006

Motorola's move to skip fixed WiMax and go straight to 802.16e shows a wrinkle in the market

Moto: Mobile WiMax Is In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2006

Motorola's move to skip fixed WiMax and go straight to 802.16e shows a wrinkle in the market

Level 3 Still Hungry for Fiber
News Analysis | 6/13/2006

Sources say Level 3's metro fiber spending spree isn't over by a long shot; possible buys include AboveNet, Yipes, or XO

The Globalcomm Big Picture
Cutting Loose | 6/13/2006

How is a big tradeshow like the Bible?

Regret Neutrality
The Philter | 6/13/2006

Can one song save the Internet?

India Leery of Foreigners, ZTE
News Analysis | 6/13/2006

ZTE lands three-year wireless deal with Tata as the the Indian government intervenes in its expansion plans

FT Eyes Emerging Market M&A
News Analysis | 6/13/2006

France Telecom is looking to Africa and Asia/Pacific for acquisitions, according to its CEO

Lawsuits Could Nuke Network DVR
News Analysis | 6/13/2006

Lawsuits over Cablevision service are about who has the rights to distribute video content when it travels outside the home

NCTA Seeks New Broadband Home
Cable Guy | 6/12/2006

Avaya Styles Hybrid Phones
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2006

PBX vendor offers up new VOIP phones with WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities

We Built It, Now Don't Come?
Nearpoints | 6/12/2006

Telling a college student not to use the Internet is just like telling a Red Sox fan not to watch baseball

Mesh Mess Sinks Sacramento Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2006

MobilePro pulls out, highlighting potential pitfalls for muni wireless projects

Bug Bites VOIP Apps
News Analysis | 6/12/2006

Asterisk PBX and IAXclient, two of the most popular open-source VOIP applications, are vulnerable to attack

Shelter From the Storm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2006

Mobile alert system aims to protect end users, property in weather emergencies

Google Hypometer
Light Ranting | 6/12/2006

Pick a trend, any trend. Is it overhyped?

SEC Informaling Broadcom
News Analysis | 6/12/2006

The communications microchip maker says the SEC will soon begin an 'informal' inquiry into the company's options granting practices

Sprint Nextel Surfs the Pseudowires
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/12/2006

Sprint Nextel has issued a large RFP for a rollout of pseudowires in its wireless network, sources say UPDATED 6/13 11:45 AM

Broadband Fuels Euro Action
News Analysis | 6/12/2006

As AOL takes bids for its UK broadband business, there's other DSL business in France, Italy, and the Netherlands

Alas, Poor Homey
Monkey Bidness | 6/11/2006

Shakespeare for morons

WildBlue Inks Deals with DirecTV and EchoStar
Cable Guy | 6/9/2006

Cable operators will soon be seeing greater high-speed data competition from the heavens, thanks to wholesale distribution pacts that WildBlue Communications announced with DirecTV Inc. and EchoStar Communications earlier today.

The Phony Smartphone Price War
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/9/2006

There's more than meets the eye to the falling prices of new smartphones in the US

Is That You, Lou?
The Philter | 6/9/2006

This time, no one was hurt

Juniper Tunes Its Ethernet, IPTV Stories
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/9/2006

Juniper was busy this week talking about its new Ethernet products and promoting its Open IPTV initiative

Wipro Sweeps Across Europe
News Analysis | 6/9/2006

Outsourcing giant Wipro acquires Finnish wireless network software company Saraware as it continues its Euro shopping spree

MySpace, SpySpace
Monkey Bidness | 6/9/2006

Losers can't be choosers

Globalcomm 2006: A Look Back
LRTV Globalcomm | 6/9/2006

Oh, boy are we, um... tired. (Yeah, that's it.) So we present this final show from Globalcomm 2006 in highlight form, hitting on some of the most interesting telecom insights and sound bites from the show. Guests in this special show include TIA President Matt Flanigan, Nortel's George Riedel, Globecast's Christian Pinon, Cam Cullen of Reef Point Systems, and retired Ciena mascot, Lightworks Lou

Globalcomm Glimpses
Light Ranting | 6/9/2006

Candy anyone?

Cisco to Buy VOIP Apps Firms
News Analysis | 6/9/2006

Cisco is spending $48M to flesh out its Unified Communications strategy

Regulators, Lawyers Swarm Vonage
News Analysis | 6/9/2006

Vonage faces more class action lawsuits following its troubled IPO. Meanwhile, regulators are poking around short-sellers

Higher Ed Continues Decline
Red Panda | 6/9/2006

Say it ain't so

IMS: Cable's Difference Maker
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/9/2006

The most eager IMS adopters are turning out to be cable operators and wireline carriers, equipment makers say

Two Charged in VOIP Hacking Scandal
News Analysis | 6/9/2006

Authorities say two men ran a wholesale VOIP business using allegedly fake codes to load call traffic onto unsuspecting VOIP networks

Deep-Packet Offerings Proliferate
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/9/2006

Ellacoya, Sandvine join Allot in launching new tools for deep packet inspection

OpenTV Joins OpenCable Drive
Cable Guy | 6/8/2006

Like, Totally?
Monkey Bidness | 6/8/2006

Straight guy for the queer eye... or something...

Analyst Makes Good
Nearpoints | 6/8/2006

Why my competitors are my friends

Wireless Bus Fuss
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/8/2006

Could radio help get NYC buses out of the slow lane?

Talkin' Up VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/8/2006

WiFi VOIP use is more widespread than you might expect, according to Unstrung readers

Lucatel Tightens Grip on Telefónica
News Analysis | 6/8/2006

With Alcatel winning a significant deal at Telefónica, the carrier is heavily reliant on the French vendor and its bride to be, Lucent

Alcatel, Lucent Near the Altar
News Analysis | 6/8/2006

The marriage may come sooner rather than later after the vendors got antitrust approval for their merger

Finisar Feels the Pain
News Analysis | 6/8/2006

Last quarter's optical star has fallen, even though Q4 earnings weren't at all off the mark

Globalcomm 2006: Broadband
LRTV Globalcomm | 6/8/2006

Our final day at Globalcomm 2006 features breaking news from Nortel's George Riedel, as well as insights on the broadband market from BT Wholesale's Paul Reynolds, AT&T's Robin Bienfait, Alcatel's Basil Alwan, and Patrick Esser, President of Cox Communications

Huawei Enters Harbour
News Analysis | 6/8/2006

As Nortel joint venture plan turns sour, Huawei agrees to buy fellow Chinese equipment vendor Harbour Networks

C&W Neuters Bulldog
News Analysis | 6/8/2006

Carrier is exiting the UK retail broadband market, shifting its Bulldog operations to focus on wholesale services

Operation Overload
The Martin Chronicles | 6/8/2006

The circus was slower at Globalcomm than in years past

Moto Plants Itself in India
News Analysis | 6/8/2006

Motorola is investing $100M in a manufacturing facility in India and could emerge as a winner in BSNL's network expansion

C-COR Adds Bandwidth QoS Capabilities
BroadBananas | 6/7/2006

C-COR today unveiled its "Bandwidth Quality of Service Network Appliance." The solution leverages C-COR's CableEdge and Policy Service Manager software to track and allocate cable access bandwidth dynamically.

Fellows Will Step Down as Comcast CTO
Cable Guy | 6/7/2006

Comcast Cable will soon have to get by without its veteran chief engineer. Dave Fellows, Comcast's CTO for the past four years, plans to step down from that demanding post early next year to (wait for it) spend more time with his family.

Konica Minolta Clicks on Scanners
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2006

Digital imaging firm uses AirClic tech to better capture data on service calls

The Mobile Paradox
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2006

As technology and usage advance, IT managers bang their heads against the wall

Motorola's Maximum WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/7/2006

Touting a mobile broadband ecosystem, Motorola eyes a comprehensive landscape

Protect Your Mesh
Jonestown | 6/7/2006

Education will be crucial to user security on citywide mesh, says public access veteran

Infinera: $1B IPO Imminent?
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2006

Globalcomm chatter has Infinera readying $1B IPO. Details could be dropping soon, say sources

Allot Goes Deep on Packets
News Analysis | 6/7/2006

Vendor's deep packet inspection lets service providers track user behavior

Light Reading Broadband?
The Philter | 6/7/2006

We're big. We're bad. We're broadband?

Ancient Briton Feted
Red Panda | 6/7/2006

From dogfight to bunfight in 90 short years

VSNL: Beyond Connectivity
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2006

VSNL CEO says carriers need to find their strengths in consulting services and software development

Vonage Class Action: What's the Damage?
News Analysis | 6/7/2006

Vonage may be asked to reimburse its underwriters $70M, as some customers may have defaulted on paying for stock they ordered

Availl Hops Network Engines
News Analysis | 6/7/2006

Software startup signs OEM deal with security appliance vendor as WAFS momentum grows

Larry Imperils Bananas
Monkey Bidness | 6/7/2006

Oh, the bananity!

Nortel, Huawei Kill JV
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2006

Nortel has announced that the formal deal with Huawei has abruptly been abandonded, but they intend to continue talking

Secrets of the Mesh, Part III
Nearpoints | 6/7/2006

The real promise of customer premises kit

Alcatel Forming Cable Group
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/7/2006

French giant reckons it can sell its optical and Ethernet gear into the North American cable market

Pioneer Telephone Picks Widevine for IPTV Aid
Cable Guy | 6/6/2006

In a sign of the times, Pioneer Telephone Cooperative is plunging into the rapidly evolving video-on-demand (VOD) business.

SeaChange Racks Up Bigger Loss in Q1
Cable Guy | 6/6/2006

Despite resurgent video-on-demand (VOD) system revenues, SeaChange International suffered a much wider loss in its latest reporting period due to sharply higher operating expenses.

Microsoft's Crossbow a Draw in 2007?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Analysts expect enterprise email and security updates in the next Windows Mobile operating system

Cox Chief Promises Wireless
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Cox President Patrick Esser says they'll pursue wireless services by year's end

Microsoft Serves Up Security Services
News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Live Labs services hit developer hot buttons like authentication and peer-to-peer apps

Ready for Takeoff?
Jonestown | 6/6/2006

WiFi and RFID are on the runway

Wireless Requires Flexibility, Security
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Commercial mortgage exec warns not to overlook users' needs

The Great Mobility Shift
Cutting Loose | 6/6/2006

Globalcomm panelists provide a powerful look at a field in transition

AT&T Readies 40-Gig Backbone
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2006

CTO John Stankey tells Globalcomm attendees that OC768 is imminent and Project Lightspeed is going just fine

Ericsson Fills Its VDSL 'Black Hole'
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Unveils a VDSL2-based remote DSLAM, starts developing its own home gateway, and sheds some light on the Ciena connection

Betting on the Beast
Monkey Bidness | 6/6/2006

Good luck collecting!

Globalcomm Day One
LRTV Globalcomm | 6/6/2006

LRTV's first day at Globalcomm 2006 features interviews with TIA president Matt Flanigan, UIEvolution president Chris Ruff, Heavy Reading's Rick Thompson, and commentary by special correspondent Ed Wrankle

Copper Ethernet Makes Strides
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Ethernet-over-copper startups tout their ability to extend the reach of carrier Ethernet

FCC's Martin Preaches Competition
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Video franchising good, line-sharing bad, says FCC Chairman in yesterday's Globalcomm afternoon keynote

Orange Sees Green in Mobile Broadband
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2006

Consumer-created content is the killer app for driving the next wave of mobile broadband, Orange's CEO tells a Globalcomm audience

ADVA to Marry Movaz
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/6/2006

In a deal valued at about $77M, ADVA has agreed to buy Movaz to build its US WDM market share

Broadband Notches 60% of U.S. Online Homes
Cable Guy | 6/5/2006

Broadband continues to make inroads into American homes, now accounting for well over half of all online households, according to the latest survey. But DSL continues to catch up to cable in the broadband wars.

Broadband Gear Sales Edge Up in Q1
Cable Guy | 6/5/2006

Despite a dip in unit shipments, broadband equipment revenues rose slightly in the first quarter as cable operators and DSL providers accelerated their rollout of voice-over-IP (VoIP) service.

I'm RFID, Fly Me
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/5/2006

Boeing hopes to make the skies safer for active RFID through a new flight test with FedEx

Ericsson Brings the IPTV
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2006

Ericsson, with a little help from Kasenna, is bringing to market its own flavor of end-to-end IPTV

Find & Seek?
News Analysis | 6/5/2006

Mobile phone records can reveal more about you than just what numbers you called

Barry vs the Hoons
Monkey Bidness | 6/5/2006

'I am daggy and I write the songs'

Find & Seek?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/5/2006

Mobile phone records can reveal more about you than just what numbers you called

RIM Chief: Spectrum Is Limiting Resource
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2006

RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis says the wireless industry needs to be more aware of the bandwidth limits of cellular networks

Lucent Focuses on Acuity
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2006

Lucent tackles session management and QOS with a new architecture, and a packet-aware optical switch

Juniper Makes Its Ethernet Move
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2006

At last! Juniper gets a Layer 2 story with Ethernet cards for the M- and T-series routers

Test Firms Attack Ethernet
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/5/2006

Turn a corner on the Chicago show floor and you'll likely bump into a test-and-measurement firm with an Ethernet product

Insert Alarmist Foot
Monkey Bidness | 6/4/2006

Monkey infiltrates Greenpeace

Acme Packet Lines Up IPO
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/4/2006

Look out – it's another VOIP IPO! Session border controller vendor Acme Packet files for Nasdaq listing that would raise $85 million

Rural = Stupid?
The Philter | 6/2/2006

A funny PR pitch usually isn't

JetBlue, AirCell Win Some Airtime
News Analysis | 6/2/2006

The FCC auction of two nationwide air-to-ground spectrum licenses finally ended today

JetBlue, AirCell Win Some Airtime
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2006

The FCC auction of two nationwide air-to-ground spectrum licenses finally ended today

Moto Queues Up With Q
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2006

Analsysts say Moto must release a 3G GSM Q Smartphone to meet ambitious sales predictions

Xbox: From Gaming to Gateway
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/2/2006

The gaming console does many of the tricks of a home gateway and could become the hub of the home network

IPTV, Alcatel Still Dog Juniper
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/2/2006

The company comes into Globalcomm still facing criticisms about IPTV, Ethernet, and a lackluster stock performance

Cox Signs Up Camiant for Broadband Speed Preview
Cable Guy | 6/2/2006

Cox Communications has tapped service control vendor Camiant for help with its deployment of broadband-on-demand services for high-speed data subscribers

Concurrent Scores VOD Deal in China
Cable Guy | 6/2/2006

A Chinese cable operator has picked an American tech vendor to assist with the launch of video-on-demand (VOD) service in parts of southern China.

Yipes Scares Up $17.5M
News Analysis | 6/2/2006

The Ethernet-obsessed service provider gets an extra dose of funding to help expand operations

AOL Mulls Euro Broadband Exit
News Analysis | 6/2/2006

AOL Europe is looking for some help, as broadband competition intensifies, plus other European M&A news

Vonage: Burned by Bundles
Column | 6/2/2006

Without a compelling suite of services Vonage doesn't have many strategic options

What's Up With Force10's Vonage Deal?
News Analysis | 6/2/2006

Vonage's recent S-1 filing points out that Vonage and Force10 have some VCs, board members – and a deal – in common

Time to Diversify Into Software
BroadBananas | 6/1/2006

It's my first day working for a mega-media empire. Where to begin? Perhaps by convincing my Light Reading colleagues that the next logical step for the company is to enter the service management software business.

Verizon Wireless to Give SMS a Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Verizon Wireless is planning to launch services that let subscribers send text messages from cellphones to landlines

AirDefense Changes Heads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Khatod departs as wireless security shakeout looms

Verizon Wireless to Give SMS a Voice
News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Verizon Wireless is planning to launch services that let subscribers send text messages from cellphones to landlines

Don't Take Our Phone, Please
The Martin Chronicles | 6/1/2006

Fearing corporate espionage, Samsung warns employees away from its own device

Ericsson Gives Ciena a Boost
News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Ciena beats Wall Street expectations as reseller Ericsson accounts for more than 10 percent of Q2 sales

Entone Thinks Outside the Home
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/1/2006

The company's new Crescendo NID is a home gateway, sans the WiFi network support

Emerging Markets See More Mobile M&A
Globalcomm News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Consolidation of mobile carriers in emerging markets continues with Celtel's acquisition of Vmobile in Nigeria

Larry Ellison, Loser
The Philter | 6/1/2006

Just $18B? Is that all?

Moto Swoops on TTPCom
News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Offers $192M for mobile technology specialist TTPCom, a deal that could strengthen Moto's hand in several key areas

Moto Swoops on TTPCom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Offers $192M for mobile technology specialist TTPCom, a deal that could strengthen its hand in several key areas

Sprint Ventures Into Mobile Security
News Analysis | 6/1/2006

Sprint Nextel's new venture capital group aims to find startup deals in mobile security, advertising, and convergence

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