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FCC Welcomes 'Ma Bell' Back
News Analysis | 12/29/2006

The FCC (finally) approves AT&T's buyout of BellSouth

TV as Art
The Philter | 12/29/2006

Someone framed the telly

2006: Reality Sets In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/29/2006

A new realism takes hold as Unstrung reviews the year that was

Five Technologies That Won't Survive 2007
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/29/2006

Unstrung picks the technologies that are going on up to that great landfill in the sky next year

Back & Forth
Nearpoints | 12/29/2006

Projections and reflections

Qwest Floats Fiber Access RFP
News Analysis | 12/29/2006

Qwest is looking to provide a fiber-fed triple play via FTTP, FTTN, and FTTC, in different parts of its network

Competition's Bounty
Cable Guy | 12/29/2006

Comcast will spend $80 million to upgrade its cable systems in eight Bay Area communities

Unstrung's Five Technologies Doomed in '07
News Analysis | 12/29/2006

Unstrung picks the technologies that are going on up to that great landfill in the sky next year

2006 Top Ten: Emerging Trends
News Analysis | 12/29/2006

What to watch out for in emerging markets during 2007

2006 Top Ten: Emerging Trends
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/29/2006

2006 was a red-hot year for emerging markets. Now find out what to watch for in 2007

Five Hot Technologies for 2007
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/29/2006

Unstrung runs down five contenders for maximum geek love in 2007

Unstrung's Five Hot Technologies for 2007
News Analysis | 12/29/2006

Unstrung runs down five contenders for maximum geek love in 2007

AT&T Embraces (Some) Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 12/29/2006

To get its way with the pending BellSouth merger, AT&T makes some promises around network neutrality

2006 Top Ten: Hot Markets
News Analysis | 12/28/2006

Find out what tech markets our editors will be watching most closely in 2007

Some New Year's Resolutions for Cable
Column | 12/28/2006

Inspired by such holiday high-mindedness, consider these 2007 New Year's resolutions for the cable industry

FCC Jabs Cable Costs, Pricing Policies
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/28/2006

The FCC is challenging not only cable's recent price hikes but the way that the cable industry charges for its programming

Watch Out, YouTube
The Philter | 12/28/2006

For $25K, I can get an Internet TV channel

Unstrung's Top Ten Stories for '06
News Analysis | 12/28/2006

The platters that mattered in the year of municipal meltdowns, massive buyouts, WiMax rising, and the invisible iPhone

2006: Top Ten Stories
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/28/2006

The platters that mattered in the year of municipal meltdowns, massive buyouts, WiMax rising, and the invisible iPhone

Earthquake Cuts Cables Near Taiwan
News Analysis | 12/27/2006

Capacity is down for some Asia/Pacific carriers after a 6.7 earthquake damages multiple undersea cables

Vacation? What Vacation?
Nearpoints | 12/27/2006

We never sleep here at Farpoint Group

Cable MSOs Fight for Set-top Status Quo
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/27/2006

The cable industry is stepping up the fight against dumb set-tops

Catching Up
Craig's A-List | 12/27/2006

WiFi filing from the Great Northwest

Nortel Nears Shareholder Settlement
News Analysis | 12/27/2006

A couple of New York court decisions inch Nortel closer to a $2.2 billion shareholder settlement

Thank You, TIME
The Philter | 12/27/2006

Me? Person of the Year? You shouldn't have

2006 Top Ten: Heavy Findings
News Analysis | 12/27/2006

Heavy Reading recalls its biggest telecom market discoveries for the past year

2006 Top Ten: Big OSS Highlights
News Analysis | 12/27/2006

It's been a year of shrinkage for the telecom software sector, with mergers and acquisitions dominating the news

Unstrung's 2007 Look Ahead
News Analysis | 12/27/2006

Our fearless team of savants presents its bold and unflinching predictions for the coming year

2007: A Look Ahead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/27/2006

Our fearless team of savants presents its bold and unflinching predictions for the coming year

2006: Top Ten Startups
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/26/2006

Our list of the hottest young companies of the year - and why we expect to hear more of them next year

BigBand Files for IPO
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/26/2006

BigBand is seeking to raise as much as $140 million in fresh funds by going public

Level 3 Spends $135M on Savvis CDN
News Analysis | 12/26/2006

For $135M, Level 3 is picking up Savvis's content delivery networking business, freeing up Savvis to pursue its hosting business

Bad Tech Demos
The Philter | 12/26/2006

Five tech demos I'm sick of

CTI Acquires Ryder Systems
News Analysis | 12/26/2006

CTI bolsters its portfolio with the $11 million acquisition of British electronic billing systems specialist Ryder Systems

2006 Top Ten: Tasty Testing Tidbits
News Analysis | 12/26/2006

We shuffled back through the past 12 months and found two handfuls of tasty test and measurement morsels

2006 Top Ten: Monkey Business
News Analysis | 12/26/2006

They came fast, they came furious. God love 'em. Here's a sampling from the year's message boards

All I Want for Christmas...
The Martin Chronicles | 12/22/2006

Is a new energy policy. Plus a few other items

2006: The Quotes of the Year
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/22/2006

They say it, we replay it, in this roundup of some of the notable utterances of '06

Is Telcordia Preparing for a Sale?
News Analysis | 12/22/2006

Sources say the OSS giant has 'pitch books' out in the market, and has added a new incentive plan for staff that's linked to M&A activity

M&A Reshapes OSS Sector
News Analysis | 12/22/2006

It's been a year of significant merger and acquisition activity in the OSS sector, with major names being snapped up

AT&T Launches U-verse in Northern California
News Analysis | 12/22/2006

San Jose and the San Francisco Bay Area are chosen as the third and fourth markets for the launch of the U-verse TV IPTV service

Spirent Suffers Boardroom Coup
News Analysis | 12/22/2006

Activist investor Sherborne gets backing from investors to replace key Spirent board members and take effective control of the vendor

2006 Top Ten: Notable Quotes
News Analysis | 12/22/2006

They said it. We savor it

Ericsson's Svanberg Could 'Bolt On'
News Analysis | 12/21/2006

Fresh off a Redback deal, the Swedish giant might look for some bolt-on PON

Gateway Converges on Video Patent
News Analysis | 12/21/2006

Gateway engineers invented software that displays Internet video and traditional TV video in one channel guide for Media Center PCs

HP's Bitfone Fix
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/21/2006

Buyout gives HP wireless management for enterprise devices, but analysts are divided on the merits of the acquisition

Vodafone Sparks Hutch Bidding War
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/21/2006

Vodafone is mulling a bid for India's Hutchison Essar that would pit it against Reliance Communications

BigBand Trumpets M-CMTS Trials
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/21/2006

BigBand plans to stage M-CMTS trials with two Euro cable operators

Vodafone Sparks Bidding War Over Hutch
News Analysis | 12/21/2006

Vodafone is mulling a bid for India's Hutchison Essar that would pit it against Reliance Communications and a clutch of private equity firms

Santa Attack
EuroBlog | 12/21/2006

Santa gets pelted with festive pies

Bundle Up & Save
The Philter | 12/21/2006

Here's what the triple play really costs

Moto Taps Tut for $39M
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/21/2006

Motorola is buying encoding specialist Tut Systems for $39 million in cash, adding to its video arsenal

You Light Up My... Lip? Lid?
Monkey Bidness | 12/21/2006

Silent Nite, anyone?

FCC Approves Telco-Friendly Video Rules
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/20/2006

The FCC approved new rules earlier today that will let phone companies gain local cable franchise rights quickly

Spring Into VON
The Philter | 12/20/2006

At Spring VON, marketing falls back

Huawei Racks Up Euro Wins
News Analysis | 12/20/2006

Chinese vendor adds Telecom Italia to its growing list of European incumbent customers

The Milpitas Model
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2006

EarthLink network could help bring clarity to muddled muni WiFi market

Intellon Gets $18M From Moto, Comcast
News Analysis | 12/20/2006

Intellon gets funding to promote its chips, which allow devices to connect to each other using a home's electrical wiring

Comcast Racing Ahead, But Not Sprinting
BroadBananas | 12/20/2006

Comcast is only dating Sprint, not marrying it

IPTV Drives Ericsson to Redback
News Analysis | 12/20/2006

The need to offer a competitive and compelling telco video infrastructure story has led Ericsson to make its bid

Ericsson Offers $2.1B for Redback
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2006

Swedish giant offers $2.1B in cash to buy edge router vendor and give it a strong IP convergence story

Birds Cry in Their Sleep
Monkey Bidness | 12/20/2006

Dreaming of moths

Ericsson Offers $2.1B for Redback
News Analysis | 12/20/2006

Swedish giant offers $2.1B in cash to buy edge router vendor and give it a strong IP convergence story

Nortel's $2B CDMA Bump
News Analysis | 12/20/2006

Verizon extends Nortel's 3G contract for another five years as the vendor waits for 4G

Nortel's $2B CDMA Bump
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/20/2006

Verizon extends Nortel's 3G contract for another five years as the vendor waits for 4G

Cable Chief Slams FCC Chief
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/20/2006

NCTA president accuses FCC of 'micromanagement' of communications policy and 'fundamental misunderstanding' of cable industry

Treo Delay Hits Palm Earnings
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2006

Slow certification of 750 hurts the quarter, but larger hurdles loom

Wireless IPOs Are Like Buses
Jonestown | 12/19/2006

You wait an age and then two come along in a week

Will AT&T Seek Satellite Help?
News Analysis | 12/19/2006

UBS analyst Jon Hodulik draws the bold conclusion that AT&T will be forced to offer satellite in U-verse

Clearwire Takes Another Cut at IPO
News Analysis | 12/19/2006

Changing course again, the high-spending wireless upstart wants another $400M, in part to fund its move to mobile WiMax

No More Morse
The Philter | 12/19/2006

Radio geeks don't have to be code-breakers

Clearwire Takes Another Cut at IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2006

Changing course again, the high-spending wireless upstart wants another $400M, in part to fund its move to mobile WiMax

Carriers to Connect China With $500M Cable
News Analysis | 12/19/2006

Six carriers have teamed up to lay a new cable in the Pacific directly connecting China and the US

Oh, What a Year it Was
Cutting Loose | 12/19/2006

Previewing Unstrung's Year-in-Review package

Skype Feels Pressure to Pay Its Way
News Analysis | 12/19/2006

Recent changes in Skype management and pricing show eBay pushing its $2.6B VOIP acquisition toward paying for itself

Steve Saunders: IPTV Star
Monkey Bidness | 12/19/2006

Kudos for LRTV

Vodafone Sells Swiss Stake
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2006

Mobile giant sells off another minority holding – this time, its 25% holding in Swisscom Mobile for $3.5B

Vodafone Sells Swiss Stake
News Analysis | 12/19/2006

Mobile giant sells off another minority holding – this time, its 25% holding in Swisscom Mobile for $3.5B

Yuletide Cheese Log
Red Panda | 12/18/2006

Our Top 10 holiday pet peeves

Bandwidth Is Back
Light Ranting | 12/18/2006

Does the term 'transpacific optical cable' bring back some bad memories?

Laptop Encryption the Service Way
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2006

Not into building your own laptop encryption? New services should help

Case of the Disappearing TV Homes
Cable Guy | 12/18/2006

In a press release last week, the Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) argues that cable penetration of US homes hit a 16-year low in November

FCC's McDowell (Again) Declines to Vote
News Analysis | 12/18/2006

The Republican commissioner again disqualified himself from the FCC's vote on the merger of AT&T and BellSouth

Thumb Driving
The Philter | 12/18/2006

Discarded trinkets of joy

You Say iPhone, I Say...?
The Martin Chronicles | 12/18/2006

An iPhone is an iPhone is an iPhone...

Google in Phone Search?
News Analysis | 12/18/2006

Search giant in talks to produce branded handset with Orange, reports say

The Other Qualcomm Deal
Nearpoints | 12/18/2006

The economics of obsolescence

ITU Telecom World 2006 Highlights
UNTV Documentaries | 12/18/2006

LRTV talks to Sun VP Darrell Jordan-Smith, ITU Secretary General-Elect Hamadoun Touré, and a host of others as we explore what's hot at the ITU Telecom World 2006 conference and exhibition

Google in Phone Search?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2006

Search giant in talks to produce branded handset with Orange, reports say

Verizon's Rev A Gets Carded
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2006

Verizon has faster CDMA cards available, Cingular goes MySpace, and Agere lights up a 'digital campfire'

FT Unveils NGN, FTTH Plans
News Analysis | 12/18/2006

French incumbent is ramping up its fiber access rollout and will start turning off its legacy voice switches in 2008

Ironic Fence Building
Monkey Bidness | 12/18/2006

Border control still needs work

Aruba Files for IPO
News Analysis | 12/18/2006

WiFi switch maker hopes to raise as much as $100 million when its shares go public

Aruba Files for IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/17/2006

WiFi switch maker hopes to raise as much as $100 million when its shares go public

Tick, Tick, Tick...
The Philter | 12/15/2006

Seven X $42M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2006

Wireless email startup is back with a $42M infusion after IPO vaporizes

Beceem Gets MS Stamp
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2006

Microsoft certification clears field for WiMax deployments by carriers in 2007

Skype App Detects Liars
News Analysis | 12/15/2006

eBay's Skype offers a third party app that supposedly gauges the stress-level in a caller's voice

It's Official: Broadband Rules
BroadBananas | 12/15/2006

It's finally official: Broadband dominates consumer Internet usage in the US

PacketFront Buys Into VOIP
News Analysis | 12/15/2006

Broadband access vendor buys home gateway firm for its VOIP capabilities, and says more M&A is on the way

Widevine Gets Internet Video Patent
News Analysis | 12/15/2006

Patent covers software that foils PC users attempting to rip off Internet video using techniques like 'screen-scraping'

Ethernet Spurs Net Processors
News Analysis | 12/15/2006

Metro Ethernet is giving a boost to 10-Gig network processors, according to the latest Components Insider

Broadcom Unveils New HDTV Chip
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/15/2006

Broadcom's new chipset supports full 1080-progressive (1080p) display resolution, the most advanced of the various HD formats

Ski China
The Martin Chronicles | 12/14/2006

It's a glamorous job

Nokia Siemens JV in Jeopardy
News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Merger to form the world No. 2 wireless infrastructure vendor wobbles on corruption scandal

Cisco Tracks PBT Standards Process
News Analysis | 12/14/2006

PBT, the controversial new flavor of Ethernet, is on the first rung of the standards ladder and is attracting attention from Cisco

Nokia Siemens JV in Jeopardy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Merger to form the world No. 2 wireless infrastructure vendor wobbles on corruption scandal

BroadStream & Auroras 'Avail' Themselves
News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Two smallish IPTV services firms combine as one company called Avail

Consuming Cisco
Craig's A-List | 12/14/2006

Coming soon to your living room

Court Delays Cost BSNL Millions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Court delays BSNL's massive network expansion project for the third time over Motorola complaint as it approaches full capacity

Court Delays Cost BSNL Millions
News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Court delays BSNL's massive network expansion project for the third time over Motorola complaint as it approaches full capacity

Telecom Goes South
Light Ranting | 12/14/2006

And East

Ciena Uncorks a Profit
News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Q4 results include the first GAAP profit since the heady days of 2001

Sun at ITU Telecom World 2006
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2006

Sun's executives speak to LRTV about 4G networks, COTS, and other technologies that were up for discussion at ITU Telecom World 2006 in Hong Kong

ITU Telecom World 2006 Highlights
LRTV Documentaries | 12/14/2006

LRTV talks to Sun VP Darrell Jordan-Smith, ITU Secretary General-Elect Hamadoun Touré, and a host of others as we explore what's hot at the ITU Telecom World 2006 conference and exhibition

Olivier Baujard, CTO, Alcatel-Lucent
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2006

Olivier Baujard, CTO, Alcatel-Lucent, says if the take rate of IPTV among broadband users is only 30 percent in the next five years, it would be a huge disappointment. In this interview, Baujard discusses Alcatel-Lucent's size, the IPTV market in general, and the structure of the new company

ATM's Not Dead!
EuroBlog | 12/14/2006

Its life support is still plugged in, says Alcatel-Lucent

Jim Hintze, Senior VP, Marketing, Fujitsu Network Communications
LRTV Interviews | 12/14/2006

Sonet stalwart Fujitsu isn't afraid of the Ethernet revolution. In this video, Fujitsu Network Communications VP Jim Hintze says the company is helping customers figure out how to take advantage of new network technologies, without losing their Sonet-related investments

UWB: Hot Chips?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Many industry observers believe the ultra-wideband market is poised to (finally) explode

Cisco Kills Initial IMS Platform
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Cisco's commitment to IMS is under the spotlight again now that it's issued an 'end of life' notice on its CSCP product family

Cisco Kills Initial IMS Platform
News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Cisco's commitment to IMS is under the spotlight again now that it's issued an 'end of life' notice on its CSCP product family

Apple as Mobile Operator?
News Analysis | 12/14/2006

Could an MVNO follow the iPhone?

Photo Uploads Go Real-Time
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2006

Alltel, Sharpcast offer new instant image-management service

MSOs Net Nearly 1.3M Q3 VOIP Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/13/2006

North American cable operators continue to pile on the VOIP customers with more than 1 million in the third quarter

Report: Softswitch Has Bright Future
News Analysis | 12/13/2006

New Heavy Reading report says IMS won't immediately displace the softswitch in carrier networks

Apple as Mobile Operator?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2006

Could an MVNO follow the iPhone?

Follow the Chips
Nearpoints | 12/13/2006

It's the silicon, stupid

Making the Connection
Cable Guy | 12/13/2006

The 'connected home' is all the rage

Nixing Neutrality
Craig's A-List | 12/13/2006

Net neutrality doesn't fit in Cisco's plans

Ikanos Cuts Staff
News Analysis | 12/13/2006

Layoffs amounting to 10 percent of staff add to the recent woes at the VDSL chip vendor

Private Equity Targets Hutch
News Analysis | 12/13/2006

Private equity firms including Texas Pacific Group and Blackstone swarm around India's Hutchison Essar

The Buzz From Buckingham
Monkey Bidness | 12/13/2006

Her Majesty's a pretty nice girl...

Backhaul Packs 'Em In
News Analysis | 12/13/2006

Backhaul transport strategies for mobile operators is a hot topic, with vendors licking their lips at the business prospects

Hump Day
Red Panda | 12/13/2006

Improper use of a camel

T-Mobile's Backhaul Bugbear
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/13/2006

Leased line costs are forcing the carrier towards a DSL-based backhaul strategy it would rather not implement

T-Mobile's Backhaul Bugbear
News Analysis | 12/13/2006

UK director says leased line costs are forcing the carrier towards a DSL-based backhaul strategy it would rather not implement

Tekelec Still Seeking Switch Suitors
News Analysis | 12/13/2006

Five weeks into its switching suitor search, Tekelec says its options are as open as ever

Ma Bell to the Future
Light Ranting | 12/12/2006

AT&T was ready to supply us with beach-bound fax machines and EZPass

Handbags at Dawn
Jonestown | 12/12/2006

Just what makes a bad WiFi neighbor?

Terayon's Stock Soars
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/12/2006

Terayon's stock is up on buyout reports

AT&T Still Digging on DBLAM!
News Analysis | 12/12/2006

AT&T says the DSLAM explosion in Houston was an 'islolated incident' but investigation continues

RIM Sees Black
The Martin Chronicles | 12/12/2006

As if they hadn't had enough litigation already...

Cisco CEO Talks $10B Markets
News Analysis | 12/12/2006

Coming off a strong year, Cisco weaves big plans for emerging technologies and emerging countries

BT Confirms WiMax Ambitions
News Analysis | 12/12/2006

The fixed-line operator says it's ready to bid on WiMax spectrum

BT Confirms WiMax Ambitions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2006

The fixed-line operator says it's ready to bid on WiMax spectrum

Sirius Humor
The Philter | 12/12/2006

Holiday gifts for whenever

A Big Softswitch Surprise
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 12/12/2006

It seems many companies are employing feature servers and session border controllers as 'softswitches.'

What's a Carrier to Do?
Cutting Loose | 12/12/2006

California's broadband task force: another competitor for the Big 4 wireless providers?

Airgo Purchase Pricing (Again)
Jonestown | 12/12/2006

Did the investors recoup?

Analyst Sees Booming Optical Growth
News Analysis | 12/12/2006

Triple play, 3G, and technological innovation are driving increasing demand for long-haul and metro optical network gear

Poll: ITU Is Standards King
News Analysis | 12/12/2006

Light Readers say international standards are critical and view the ITU as important to their development

Aussies Speed Wireless LAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2006

Codha Wireless demos high-speed WiFi system using its own take on OFDM technology

Tom Roche, VP, Network Voice and Data Services, Verizon Business
LRTV Interviews | 12/12/2006

Verizon Business VP Tom Roche talks about why Ethernet services aren't likely to be commoditized, and he describes ViOS, Verizon's upcoming fiber-fed service for businesses

Cat Stevens Is Back
Monkey Bidness | 12/12/2006

Still sucks

AirWave Gets French WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2006

As wireless deployments mature, management software vendor goes after service-provider customers

Holding Out for a Chipset
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2006

Or, where have all the good startups gone? Ask Intel, Broadcom, and Atheros

Motorola, Cisco Bidding for Terayon
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/11/2006

Motorola and Cisco Systems are engaged in a bidding contest for financially troubled Terayon, sources say

Sources: Cisco Rejects Optical Bids
News Analysis | 12/11/2006

Sources say the routing giant has gotten queries about its optical division but doesn't like the price being offered

Tellabs' Absence of Malis
News Analysis | 12/11/2006

Andy 'The Basher' Malis, a Vivace founder and MPLS guru, has cut out of Tellabs for Verizon.

Hot Date?
The Philter | 12/11/2006

Looks are key for dating service

Carriers Tackle Backhaul Bottleneck
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2006

Leading mobile operators size up their IP backhaul options, and prepare to outline their views at a London conference

Mobile Carriers Tackle Backhaul Bottleneck
News Analysis | 12/11/2006

Leading mobile operators size up their IP backhaul options, and prepare to outline their views at a London conference

Qualcomm’s Strategy Is a Winner
Nearpoints | 12/11/2006

Does Qualcomm Have OFDM locked up?

I'm All Gigli
The Philter | 12/11/2006

Best awful movie promo. Ever

New Memory Device Could Trash Flash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2006

IBM intros 'phase-change' prototype for mobile devices

HP & Cingular Push 3G Notebook
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2006

HP's HSDPA notebook, Intel's WiMax '08 , and early-stage enterprise FMC in this week's new-product roundup

Not on Craig's List
Light Ranting | 12/11/2006

The new Internet counter-culture: tons of growth and no money

Pandas Getting It On
Red Panda | 12/11/2006

If the cage is a'rockin'...

McDowell to Vote on AT&T-Bellsouth Merger
News Analysis | 12/11/2006

FCC top lawyer late Friday OK'd Republican commissioner McDowell to cast a tie-breaking vote on the AT&T-BellSouth merger

Taco Hell
Monkey Bidness | 12/9/2006

Run for the... border?

Fabless? Fabulous!
Craig's A-List | 12/8/2006

The FSA knows how to throw a party

Big Changes at Blip
The Philter | 12/8/2006

And the Cheat Sheet finds a home

Cisco to FCC: Hurry Up!
News Analysis | 12/8/2006

Says it's losing money as the FCC leaves the merger of AT&T and BellSouth in limbo

Curt Gowdy Come Back
The Martin Chronicles | 12/8/2006

Web-based WCSN offers niche-sports narrowcasting

MSOs, CableLabs Seek Docsis 3.0 Kit
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2006

CableLabs is trying hard to make up for lost time

Grand Rapids Chooses WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2006

In first big muni WiMax deployment, Clearwire will build and operate network at no cost to the city

Chapman Chides Vitesse, Again
News Analysis | 12/8/2006

Chapman Capital is now calling for the removal of two Vitesse board members, without as many 'crusty mouth' references

Sprint Brings VOIP to the Farm
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/8/2006

Sprint offers to connect rural cable VOIP to the PSTN through local ILECs, but some ILECs are resisting the effort

Deals, Deals, Deals
Light Ranting | 12/8/2006

Telecom front and center in M and A

Carriers Pumping Cash Into DWDM
News Analysis | 12/8/2006

Heavy Reading survey shows carriers are splashing their cash on DWDM upgrades and reveals just how interested they are in 100 Gbit/s

IDEA Cellular Files for $560M IPO
News Analysis | 12/8/2006

Indian mobile operator files draft prospectus for its planned $560M IPO to finance network expansion

Is the IMS Honeymoon Over?
News Analysis | 12/8/2006

Microsoft says carriers are giving up on IMS hype and turning their attention back to service delivery platforms

What's My Name?
Jonestown | 12/8/2006

Who's my daddy?

Palm Gets Its OS Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2006

Re-licensing Garnet platform, Treo-maker still faces strategic questions – and possibly an open-source future

SeaChange Sees VOD Surge
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/7/2006

Continuing on its recent roll, SeaChange International recorded another strong quarter

Redback Climbs on BellSouth News
News Analysis | 12/7/2006

Happy news for the Redback faithful, as CEO Kevin DeNuccio says BellSouth could return as a 10 percent customer

Ciena Wins Mesh Deal
News Analysis | 12/7/2006

Verizon Business picks CoreDirector for a transatlantic overhaul

BSkyB Gets Googly
News Analysis | 12/7/2006

British ISP will use a spate of re-branded Google applications, including video sharing and ads

SingTel Tunes In to IPTV
News Analysis | 12/7/2006

Another success for the AlcaLu/Microsoft combo as Singapore's incumbent carrier announces an IPTV trial

Bursting Batteries Recalled
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2006

NTT DoCoMo says 1.3M Sanyo batteries have overheating problems

Foxtrot Fades
Craig's A-List | 12/7/2006

A void rips open in the daily news

Alvarion's WiFi Stopgap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/7/2006

Vendor gangs together WiFi for access and WiMax for backhaul in a client AP

Look, Aint Bea! They Convergin!
News Analysis | 12/7/2006

Convergence specialist Convergin teams up with BEA Systems to help pull together legacy and SIP-based services

FCC Hits Nashville
EuroBlog | 12/7/2006

Kevin Martin meets Dolly Parton (maybe)

Copyrights 'n' Such
Nearpoints | 12/7/2006

Be careful what you shoot

Keao Caindec, Chief Marketing Officer, Yipes Enterprise Services
LRTV Interviews | 12/7/2006

The new Yipes is a wide-area networking company focused on enterprises, and it sees a much different set of challenges than larger, international carriers, as Keao Caindec explains

The Great Skank Hunt 2006
Monkey Bidness | 12/6/2006

Dude, where's my brain?

Buggy Whips & Printing Presses
The Martin Chronicles | 12/6/2006

Watching the dead-tree guys flail around in the digital news era

Cisco Hearts India
News Analysis | 12/6/2006

A tripling of its workforce and continued investment in startups highlight Cisco's plans for India

Alcatel's Heartburn
The Philter | 12/6/2006

That logo looks familiar

What Price Airgo?
Jonestown | 12/6/2006

The unanswered question in Qualcomm's buyout

Save That Vinyl
Light Ranting | 12/6/2006

A record bought for 75 cents, sold for $128K

BT Flogs Its NGN Smarts
News Analysis | 12/6/2006

BT reckons it can make money from selling on the experience it has gained from 21CN, but not everyone's convinced

C-SIDE Is Painless
The Philter | 12/6/2006

MySpace, the song

Reliance Plans $7B GSM Build-Out
News Analysis | 12/6/2006

Indian CDMA carrier issues the Godzilla of wireless RFPs – for a $7B GSM network

Is America Heading Straight to Hell?
BroadBananas | 12/6/2006

The richest 2% of adults in the world own more than half of the global household wealth

Reliance Plans $7B GSM Build-Out
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2006

Indian CDMA carrier issues the Godzilla of wireless RFPs – for a $7B GSM network

Verizon to Boost Broadband Storage Service
News Analysis | 12/6/2006

Carrier says a new 50-Gbyte service will be available soon

VON-age
The Philter | 12/6/2006

VON will be VON

Synchronica Crosses Pond
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2006

Taking plunge into US market, open-standards mobile email provider seeks expanded enterprise accounts

RGB Ramps Up Against Rivals
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/6/2006

RGB Networks says it shipped its 1000th video processor product at the end of November. Can it catch BigBand?

Why Size Should Matter to the ITU
Column | 12/6/2006

In a shrinking industry, does anyone really need a Telecom World tradeshow?

Poots on a Plane
Monkey Bidness | 12/6/2006

Air-biscuits divert flight

More on the Protocol Issue
Nearpoints | 12/6/2006

Vendors speak up on this vexing issue

Kineto Goes Corporate
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/6/2006

FMC startup says that partnership with Extricom will enable it to take unlicensed mobile access (UMA) tech into the enterprise

Device Lockdown
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2006

WiFi firm Network Chemistry introduces software to secure smartphones in the enterprise

McDowell May Vote on AT&T-BellSouth Merger
News Analysis | 12/5/2006

FCC Commissioner who once worked with CLECs may be asked to cast tie-breaking vote in the AT&T-BellSouth merger

Chinese Roulette
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2006

At ITU Telecom World in Hong Kong, Ericsson officials lay plans for mainland dominance

Big Guns Crash ITU Party
News Analysis | 12/5/2006

As the ITU's World Telecom event attracts questions about its strong regional flavor, vendors use show as news launchpad

Cisco's Second Life
Craig's A-List | 12/5/2006

Welcome to Cisco Island. Where's Tattoo?

Yay! More Acronyms!
Jonestown | 12/5/2006

2009: A CDMA Oddity

A Change of Course
Cutting Loose | 12/5/2006

Unstrung adapts to changing times in the wireless industry

Cashing In on E-Jihad
Monkey Bidness | 12/5/2006

Spam or news? You decide

Brookline Gets 4.9GHz Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2006

Strix unveils multi-band system with new high-power 'mask' for public safety applications

MEF Loves MSOs
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/5/2006

Cable companies already belong to the Metro Ethernet Forum, but the group wants to make sure they all feel the love

NDS Extends to Gateway With Jungo Buy
News Analysis | 12/5/2006

UK-based IPTV middleware player NDS takes out home gateway software startup Jungo for $90.5 million

Colubris's Vertical Takeoff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2006

The WLAN vendor aims to broaden its corporate appeal in this week's new product roundup

Cisco Steps Up Telco TV VOD
News Analysis | 12/4/2006

Cisco takes another step toward filling gaps in its IPTV story with the repackaging of VOD technology from its Arroyo acquisition

Cisco Catches Integration Fever
News Analysis | 12/4/2006

More functions for the 7600 routers and the ISR line fill the slate of Cisco's ITU Telecom announcements

X-Mas Goats Ablaze
Red Panda | 12/4/2006

Not a creature was stirring, not even a flame retardant goat

Taming the Telco TV Threat
BroadBananas | 12/4/2006

Wall Street needs to take a chill pill

BT Focuses Its IPTV 'Vision'
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/4/2006

British incumbent is launching its IPTV service at a slow pace, but its 2007 plans look set to trouble NTL and Sky

Insider Outlines WLAN Challenge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2006

Vendors face disruptive technologies, escalating enterprise requirements on the road to 'true' integration

Reptile-Free Bangers
Monkey Bidness | 12/4/2006

And Kraft Oobleck

Qualcomm Buys Airgo, RFMD Assets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2006

CDMA pioneer grabs a chunk of the next-gen WiFi market with pioneer 802.11 MIMO startup

Qualcomm Buys Airgo, RFMD Assets
News Analysis | 12/4/2006

CDMA pioneer grabs a chunk of the next-gen WiFi market with pioneer 802.11 MIMO startup

Sizing Up Services
EuroBlog | 12/4/2006

The telecom services sector is worth fighting over

LSI to Buy Agere for $4B
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2006

LSI Logic and Agere conclude all-stock deal that will create a networking and storage chip giant

LSI to Buy Agere for $4B
News Analysis | 12/4/2006

LSI Logic and Agere conclude all-stock deal that will create a networking and storage chip giant

More About Meraki
News Analysis | 12/1/2006

Mountain View startup confirms Google collaboration, expands on easy, cheap WiFi mesh in the home and elsewhere

More About Meraki
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2006

Mountain View startup confirms Google collaboration, expands on easy, cheap WiFi mesh in the home and elsewhere

SF Muni Deal 'Near'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2006

Officials from both sides say prolonged negotiations could close by year-end

GAO Cites Deregulation Doubts
News Analysis | 12/1/2006

Says loosened price controls on business data services hasn't led to increased competition and lower prices in many markets

Nortel Up 870%
EuroBlog | 12/1/2006

Nortel's stock is up a tad

Alcatel-Lucent Stays Tight-Lipped
News Analysis | 12/1/2006

It's day one at the new vendor giant, and it has a shiny new logo. But there's little visibility into what comes next

AlcaLu Blue
Craig's A-List | 12/1/2006

New logo. Ooo, shiny

John Landau, VP of Enterprise Products, VSNL International
LRTV Interviews | 12/1/2006

An upbeat take on the global enterprise communications market by VSNL’s John Landau. The doldrums have definitely passed and the market is reinvigorated by the expansion of businesses worldwide. John explains their acquisition strategy to transform VSNL into an international player but also how, even now, global operators are not yet truly global. That’s something to look forward to in the next ten years.

Russo's Weakness
EuroBlog | 12/1/2006

We reveal Pat Russo's main weakness

Sources: Myrio Upgrade Running Late
News Analysis | 12/1/2006

Siemens division is months late with a new release focused on HDTV and PVR capabilities, say sources. Myrio says it's on schedule

Telcos Top Cable in Q3 Data Wars
LR Cable News Analysis | 12/1/2006

US phone companies added more high-speed data subscribers in the third quarter than did their cable rivals

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