News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
All About Optimization
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/29/2006

Remote oil rigs rely on bandwidth compression technology for voice and data transmissions

Mesh: Interference in the City?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/29/2006

Inteference could stymie municipal mesh networks; vendors say RF management is the answer

NTT Plans 10-Tbit/s Network
News Analysis | 9/29/2006

Japanese incumbent plans mega-fat optical pipe to cope with the demands of growing FTTH customer base

Twisted Pair Channels $9M in Funding
News Analysis | 9/29/2006

Seattle-based IP 'group communications' company helps defense and public safety radios and phones interoperate

Run From Pirates
Light Ranting | 9/29/2006

Pirate Capital: The dumbest name, ever

Space Stinks
Monkey Bidness | 9/29/2006

One small sniff for Man...

Itsy Bitsy Oopsy
Red Panda | 9/29/2006

People will fight about anything

IT's Up! No, It's Down!
The Martin Chronicles | 9/29/2006

The uncertain science of stock-charting

Sonae Closes In on Portugal Telecom
News Analysis | 9/29/2006

Portugal's Competition Authority has given a preliminary thumbs up for Sonae's takeover of Portugal Telecom

SF Net to Go Public?
News Analysis | 9/29/2006

City agrees to examine a public-utility alternative to Google/EarthLink project

BT & T-Mobile: No Convergence
News Analysis | 9/29/2006

But T-Mobile is on the verge of launching its own FMC play

RIM Reports, to Review Options
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2006

Calling results preliminary pending internal stock-option review, RIM shows strong earnings

Zune Zone
Jonestown | 9/28/2006

Now wait for downloads?

Juniper Rebounding
Craig's A-List | 9/28/2006

Juniper might finally be getting back to normal

Mobile ESPN Gets Whistle
The Martin Chronicles | 9/28/2006

Dumbass sports fans everywhere mourn MVNO's demise

SF Net to Go Public?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2006

City agrees to examine a public-utility alternative to Google/EarthLink project

Well, I'll Be Drammed!
EuroBlog | 9/28/2006

Gird your loins for SingleMalt.TV

BT & T-Mobile: No Convergence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/28/2006

But T-Mobile is on the verge of launching its own FMC play

Google: Resistance Is Futile...
News Analysis | 9/28/2006

Says its IM/VOIP software client is based on an open industry standard, while its competitors keep users 'walled in'

NTL Launches Wired-Wireless Cable Bundle
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/28/2006

Well ahead of schedule, the big British MSO rolled out its first four-service bundle, known as the "4 for £40" package, on Wednesday.

Alcatel/Lucent Wait on W OK
News Analysis | 9/28/2006

As approval for the Alcatel/Lucent merger heads towards the office of George W. Bush, Wall Street analyst likes the look of the combo

Zhone Gets Zhinged
News Analysis | 9/28/2006

Stock tumbles 22% as international business falters

4G: What & When
Nearpoints | 9/28/2006

4G is suddenly hot, but the what and when remain unclear

Cops Catch 'Most Wanted' Ex-CEO
News Analysis | 9/28/2006

Former Comverse CEO, who featured on the FBI's Most Wanted list, has been arrested in Africa

Cable VOIP Gains at Telco Expense
News Analysis | 9/28/2006

Study predicts US cable operators will have 24 percent of the total phone market in a little more than three years' time

Ethernet Crew Tackles OAM
News Analysis | 9/27/2006

The management issues that have burdened carrier Ethernet in the past few years are at last being addressed

The Dark Room
Nearpoints | 9/27/2006

I spent most of the weekend locked in one – trying to answer an important question

Microsoft Says Middleware Not a Problem
News Analysis | 9/27/2006

Microsoft says the network build, not problems with its middleware, has made the rollout of IPTV a slow process

Figuring FiOS
The Philter | 9/27/2006

Is Verizon spending $9K per FiOS customer?

Colubris Gets Secure
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2006

WiFi vendor releases access point for wireless intrusion detection and prevention marketplace

Ted Nugent Explained
Monkey Bidness | 9/27/2006

The testosterone tradeoff

RIM Outlook Strong
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/27/2006

Due out tomorrow, earnings should be buoyed by new Pearl device and continued enterprise dominance

Who's Your Daddy?
EuroBlog | 9/27/2006

Or, What Hath Metcalfe Wrought?

Cisco Unplugged
News Analysis | 9/27/2006

Two computer outages, one yesterday, temporarily blocked Cisco's ability to take orders

Dyspepsia in the Highlands
Red Panda | 9/27/2006

Scottish cuisine takes another hit

Verizon to Pump $18B Into FiOS by 2010
News Analysis | 9/27/2006

The US incumbent backs up its FTTH strategy with more investment, saying its FiOS service will turn profitable after four years

Mini Ruckus
Craig's A-List | 9/27/2006

Puttering around the Ruckus office

A Front Page Story
The Philter | 9/27/2006

PR firm makes the news. Really

Top Portuguese Cable Operator Picks C-COR
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/26/2006

TV Cabo says it has deployed C-COR's CableEdge network resource and bandwidth management software for IP data and voice services.

Charter Hikes Cable Modem Speeds
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/26/2006

Charter says it's now offering a 10 Mbit/s tier in 15 of its 20 markets, as well as a 5 Mbit/s tier everywhere.

Cisco Order Outage?
The Philter | 9/26/2006

Tales of Cisco miscues are rolling in

Jimi Lives
Jonestown | 9/26/2006

Excuse me, while I kiss, er, answer this phone

Next Up in the M&A Parade
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/26/2006

Will the Finnish giant follow in Motorola's footsteps with an enterprise acquisition?

BT Rethinks 21CN Core Strategy
News Analysis | 9/26/2006

Carrier's NGN core was set to be pure IP/MPLS, but now BT is considering adding a new approach to Ethernet called PBT

Lucent Stretches 100-GigE
News Analysis | 9/26/2006

An ECOC paper from Bell Labs claims 2,000km transmission for 100-Gbit/s Ethernet

Kudos Keep Koming
Monkey Bidness | 9/26/2006

More bling for Larry?

Who Is This Guy?
The Martin Chronicles | 9/26/2006

Hint: He's not the CEO of HP

The Cost Perception Gap
Cutting Loose | 9/26/2006

When finance and IT don't see eye to eye, mobile deployments suffer

Amanda HuginKiss
The Philter | 9/26/2006

New Fatwa From Mitsubishi
Monkey Bidness | 9/26/2006

No test drives, please

Bernie in the Big House
Light Ranting | 9/26/2006

Ex-WorldCom CEO Ebbers starts his hard time

Lunar Loonies
Red Panda | 9/26/2006

Mad Germans own the moon

Motorola Buys Vertasent
News Analysis | 9/26/2006

Motorola buys switched digital video specialist Vertasent for an undisclosed amount

Cisco, ADVA Push Ethernet Access
News Analysis | 9/26/2006

Ethernet demarcation becomes an even hotter topic as Cisco moves into the game

Symbol's Dunkin' Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2006

Symbol shows off new mesh, RFID, and wearable kit at rough and tumble NYC show

What, Me Worry?
The Martin Chronicles | 9/25/2006

Why should I, when someone else can do it for me?

IPTV's High-Def Holdup
News Analysis | 9/25/2006

IPTV rollouts and the lack of HD service should ease by the end of this year

Land of the Rising Smartphone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2006

Looking for an East Asian beachhead, RIM preps Japanese-language BlackBerry

Mr. Peanut Wins
Red Panda | 9/25/2006

LRTV lands CMP's best video show award

Veggie Tales
The Philter | 9/25/2006

Cookie Monster is an endangered species

Americans Unclean
Monkey Bidness | 9/25/2006

Soapmakers say: 'Use more soap!'

Orange Peels Convergence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2006

Plus WiFi sniffing, meshed video, and patent news in the weekly new-product round-up

10 Meg Is Here!
The Philter | 9/25/2006

Bandwidth ain't free

Vendors Unite for IMS Pitch
News Analysis | 9/25/2006

Industry sources say Cisco, Nokia, and Siemens have formed a consortium pitching for a massive IMS deal at France Telecom UPDATED: 9/25, 3:20 PM

Video Startups Top VC Funding
News Analysis | 9/25/2006

Rutberg & Co. research says a large portion of August VC money went to young digital media companies focusing on video

Broadband Overtakes Dialup While DSL Gains
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2006

In a bad omen for cable, DSL subscribers seem much happier with their service than do cable modem customers, thanks largely to lower DSL prices.

Comcast Hits 10 Million Cable Modem Subs
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/22/2006

North America's largest MSO is piling up broadband subscribers again, with a big boost from the now-defunct Adelphia Communications.

Packing 'Em In With PacketCable
BroadBananas | 9/22/2006

By taking a walk-then-run approach, cable operators are making major inroads in the residential phone market.

The Camera That Subtracts 10 Pounds
Jonestown | 9/22/2006

Another excuse not to exercise more and eat less

Sprint Pushes Dualmode Talk Button
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2006

Carrier could perk up blue collars with long-awaited phones that roam between CDMA, iDEN networks

Wireless Win for NFL
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2006

Arizona Cardinals Stadium features distributed-antenna system for voice, data

FCC to Logan: You're Grounded
Nearpoints | 9/22/2006

The big tower tells Boston's airport to take a flying leap

Optical Expo 2006: Pics 'n' Quips
Slide Shows | 9/22/2006

We wrap our coverage of Optical Expo 2006 with a list of 10 pictures and five (yet unpublished) quotes from the show

Comcast Hits 10M Cable Modem Subs
News Analysis | 9/22/2006

The first US or Canadian broadband provider to hit this milestone

NeuStar: Competition Didn't Cause Fee Cut
News Analysis | 9/22/2006

'You can’t complete a telephone call in the US without using NeuStar,' says CEO

Apple Issues Security Alert
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/22/2006

Firm warns on three WiFi driver flaws that could enable Intel and PowerPC hijacks

Telco Systems Makes Critical Buy
News Analysis | 9/22/2006

Telco Systems is building its capabilities with small acquisitions – this time it's a remote IP DSLAM startup

Poetry Criticism Down East
Monkey Bidness | 9/22/2006

Sound advice, lyrically expressed

VC Buzz Turns to India's Startups
News Analysis | 9/22/2006

Early-stage Indian startups have found VC funding hard to come by, but the recent influx of funds is raising new challenges

D.O.A.: Dead On Award
EuroBlog | 9/22/2006

Cablevision admits it awarded stock options to a dead executive

Study Says Cable VOIP Quality Beats PSTN
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/21/2006

Keynote Systems concludes that not only is cable phone service cheaper that ILEC offerings, it sounds better and is more reliable, too.

Cable's Looming Bandwidth Crisis?
BroadBananas | 9/21/2006

A new report from investment house Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. warns about "cable's looming bandwidth crisis" because of telco fiber and DBS upgrades.

How Is T1 Like a Pizza?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2006

Sprint Nextel examines WiMax technology as a way to provide less costly broadband data services

Palm: Struggles Ahead
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2006

Treading water in turbulent seas, Treo-maker reports first-quarter results

Sprint Eyes WiMax Backhaul
News Analysis | 9/21/2006

Sprint Nextel VP explains why the operator needs more horsepower behind its '4G' network at LR Live show

Spy: The HP Way
The Philter | 9/21/2006

Take the HP Spy poll!

Imbroglio by the Bay
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2006

Like other muni networks, San Francisco's Google/EarthLink wireless dream encounters reality

Competition Kills Metconnex
News Analysis | 9/21/2006

The ROADM components startup reportedly has shut down after losing its key customer

Lawyers: Video Franchise Law Won't Make It
News Analysis | 9/21/2006

The clock has all but run out on new federal telecom legislation, as the debate over net neutrality plods on in the Capital

Cisco Goes Green in Hearst Tower
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/21/2006

Cisco network in environmentally-friendly NYC skyscraper may be the largest single-building enterprise WLAN deployment yet

Bonus Day
Craig's A-List | 9/21/2006

Cisco hands out the cash

Riverbed Soars on Debut
News Analysis | 9/21/2006

WAN optimization firm's stock leaps nearly 50 percent on its Nasdaq debut

Telecom Texas Hold 'em
Column | 9/21/2006

It's time to double down on triple play and FTTH, apparently

MBAs Cheat
Monkey Bidness | 9/21/2006

... and monkeys scratch

Operax Scores $15 Million
News Analysis | 9/21/2006

Bandwidth management specialist bags a $15 million third round to fund international expansion

Wireless Broadband War
Jonestown | 9/20/2006

'There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless' — Borges

Pimp My Chip
Monkey Bidness | 9/20/2006

My watch gets 40 MPG highway

One Word for Batteries: Plastic
The Martin Chronicles | 9/20/2006

Hybrid mechanism combines power of capacitor with storage life of a conventional battery

Eyes on Palm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2006

With earnings report due tomorrow, Treo-maker faces an array of obstacles

Moto's Symbolic Convergence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/20/2006

Symbol buyout will give Moto more of what it needs to do FMC in the enterprise and beyond

Carriers: Show Me the (Optical) Startups
News Analysis | 9/20/2006

Service providers say there's a need for optical startups, but they're not seeing many around these days

Moto's Symbolic Convergence
News Analysis | 9/20/2006

Symbol buyout will give Moto more of what it needs to do FMC in the enterprise and beyond

Test Firms Tackle IPTV, VOIP
News Analysis | 9/20/2006

VOIP and IPTV are the hot topics in the test-and-measurement sector, where new products and services are emerging

The Auctions Endeth
Nearpoints | 9/20/2006

No big surprises – and no big changes to the wireless landscape

Man Bites Panda
Red Panda | 9/20/2006

Drunk petting zoo fun

Acme Profits as Newport Shrinks
News Analysis | 9/20/2006

Acme Packet continues to report enviable profit margins, while Newport Networks cuts back again after a dismal half year

Schoolin' Endpoints
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2006

Network Chemistry's endpoint update lets Canadian University enforce peer-to-peer lockdown

AT&T VP: 100-Gig by 2010
News Analysis | 9/19/2006

P2P, VOIP, video, and other applications enabled by broadband are pressuring core networks, says AT&T Labs VP

Motorola's Vertical Leap
News Analysis | 9/19/2006

Symbol takeover gives mobile-phone giant an enterprise leg up

Motorola's Vertical Leap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2006

Symbol takeover gives mobile-phone giant an enterprise leg up

YouTube's Next Challenger
The Philter | 9/19/2006

MSN is getting on a soapbox

Ignis Warms Up to WDM-PONs
News Analysis | 9/19/2006

The European passive-optics company will arrive at ECOC with big hopes for WDM-PON

Cisco Buys Air
Craig's A-List | 9/19/2006

Cisco hits the airwaves

Start Your Smartphones
Cutting Loose | 9/19/2006

New mobile devices bring benefits, dilemmas to small businesses

Hasta La Pasta
EuroBlog | 9/19/2006

Today's foodie prize goes to IBM and Telenor

Motorola Confirms Symbol Buyout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2006

Motorola becomes a major presence in the wireless enterprise market with the $3.9B buyout of Symbol

Boxer Demands Briefs
Monkey Bidness | 9/19/2006

FCC Chair is shocked – shocked!

Motorola Gobbles Symbol
Nearpoints | 9/19/2006

And becomes a leader in wireless LANs – just like that

Big Guns Dominate Spectrum Auction
News Analysis | 9/19/2006

Sprint and its cable operator partners were among the big winners in the FCC's wireless spectrum auction, which raised nearly $14B

BigBand Reportedly Ready to IPO
News Analysis | 9/19/2006

Reports from Israel suggest that video processing and VOIP vendor is heading for an IPO that could value it at $500M

Utilities Balk at 'Broadband-in-Gas'
News Analysis | 9/19/2006

Doubt over a startup's ability to send broadband signals through gas pipes has all but spiked a promising new access medium

Freescale's Silicon Sell-Off
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2006

The cellphone chipmaker may be part of a bidding war, even after a $17.6B offer for the company

Get Yer Wireless Here
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2006

Carnivals step right up to go wireless with fairground-wide mesh networks

Intel Fires Up Silicon Laser
News Analysis | 9/18/2006

A hybrid CMOS/InP device could be the mass-producible silicon laser Intel has been hoping for

Matisse Primes Metro Ethernet Makeovers
News Analysis | 9/18/2006

Startup debuts its distributed Ethernet switch products and boasts of a networking breakthrough

IPTV Delays Could Hurt ROADM Deployment
News Analysis | 9/18/2006

The market for ROADM-based optical equipment is set to boom in the coming five years, according to a new Heavy Reading report

Symbol Plants For-Sale Sign
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2006

Motorola the most likely buyer, but other major players could be in the hunt, say analysts and industry sources

Q Gets Mail
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2006

Plus new WiMax chips for public safety and faster 3G services in the new product roundup

Telecom Italia Upheaval Continues
News Analysis | 9/18/2006

What a weekend for the Italian incumbent as its chairman quits and it buys AOL Germany for $855M

Cable Racks Up 1M+ VOIP Subs in Q2
News Analysis | 9/18/2006

North American cable operators signed up more than 1M IP phone customers for the first time during the spring

Space Oddity
EuroBlog | 9/18/2006

Former Sonus exec launches new company from spacecraft

Kirk Leaves Tropos
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2006

The ex-Qualcomm exec has left the mesh startup for 'the best of all personal reasons'

Carriers Look to Define the Future
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/15/2006

Operators band together to answer the question: What the hell is '4G' anyway?

BT Plans Further Global Push
News Analysis | 9/15/2006

BT is expanding its international network, has set aggressive revenue growth targets, and has plans to make further acquisitions

Sources: Nortel Could Get Force10
News Analysis | 9/15/2006

Force10 may have found the exit it's been looking for. Analyst says an acquisition by Nortel is close

Carriers Form 4G Pressure Group
News Analysis | 9/15/2006

Seven of the world's biggest operators have formed a new 4G wireless technology group to let vendors know what they need to deliver

VSNL-FLAG Battle Escalates
News Analysis | 9/15/2006

Carriers head back to court as dispute over FLAG Telecom's access to a subsea landing station in India escalates

Can You Hear Me Now?
Monkey Bidness | 9/15/2006

Set phone on vibrate

Red Panda | 9/15/2006

Red Panda reports on distant, dimmer cousins

Ericsson Revamps
News Analysis | 9/15/2006

Reorganizing itself into three new divisions, including one to concentrate on multimedia apps

A One Phone World?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2006

CTIA and the Wi-Fi Alliance are teaming to test dualmode cellular/WiFi devices

Caspian Closes Its Doors
News Analysis | 9/14/2006

After nearly 8 years in business and $300M in funding, the core routing company can't hold on

Lights, Camera, Lockdown?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2006

Consumer-friendly features on new breed of $200 smartphones could be bad news for established business users

BlackBerry Thumb
Jonestown | 9/14/2006

And we aren't talking cobblers

Comcast Boosts HD VOD Offerings
BroadBananas | 9/14/2006

Aiming to win the hearts of its high-end video customers, Comcast will boost its available HD VOD content from 15 hours per month to 100 hours per month.

Sunrise, Minacom Team on MSO Testing
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/14/2006

They aim to provide quick end-to-end service validation, testing the network and applications from the network into the home, and then at the customer premises.

Redknee Bends Toward IPO
News Analysis | 9/14/2006

Mobile billing provider using deep-packet inspections says it's ready for an IPO on the London AIM exchange

Who Said That?
Red Panda | 9/14/2006

It's World Hearing Voices Day

Telcos Edge Cable in Q2 Broadband Battle
News Analysis | 9/14/2006

US phone companies netted more high-speed data subscribers in the second quarter than their cable rivals

BT Cashes In on 21CN
News Analysis | 9/14/2006

Carrier has created consultancy to cash in on its 21CN experience and claims it has already signed up one carrier customer

Caspian's Closed
The Philter | 9/14/2006

A flow-based failure?

Tellabs Sneaks in a Cingular Win
News Analysis | 9/14/2006

A win with Cingular sets the pattern for Tellabs's wireless backhaul plans

Bundles, Cont.
The Philter | 9/14/2006

Some restrictions apply

Going Pro(-sumer)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2006

Smartphone makers plunge into consumer space with flashy new devices

Mesh Goes Third World
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2006

Contrary to muni-network hype, big opportunities lie in developing world, says new report

DePaul Tunnels Into Campus Security
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2006

Illinois university finds Aventail kit a boon for securing multiple campuses

Iliad Gets Active With FTTH
News Analysis | 9/13/2006

French operator will deploy Active Ethernet technology in its €1 billion FTTH network

India Wires Africa to Beat China
News Analysis | 9/13/2006

India's government is building a pan-African telecom network in the hopes of selling some telecom gear

CTIA: Xtreme Tradeshow
Light Ranting | 9/13/2006

Grab a skateboard at the CTIA

eDonkey Is eDead
The Philter | 9/13/2006

What do we do now? Pay for content?

Experts See Lengthy Cable-IMS Integration
News Analysis | 9/13/2006

IMS could take years to integrate smoothly into cable architecture

Cortina's Comfortable With Intel Inside
News Analysis | 9/13/2006

After buying Intel's optical networking business, Cortina thinks it's ready for the big time

Slow Learner Rescued
Red Panda | 9/13/2006

Darwin Award applicant Down Under

CTIA: We Want Our MobileTV
News Analysis | 9/13/2006

Mobile carriers and content providers say they want mobile video, but nobody seems to agree on exactly how it works

CTIA: We Want Our MobileTV
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2006

Mobile carriers and content providers say they want mobile video, but nobody seems to agree on exactly how it works

ABI Sees Cable Backhaul Market Scaling $1 Billion
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/12/2006

In a new study, ABI Research projects that cable operators worldwide will generate more than $1 billion in backhaul business by 2011.

Largent Limps, Schwarzenegger Shines
The Martin Chronicles | 9/12/2006

CTIA kicks off with an unfortunate video and a guest appearance from the Governator

Northrop Grumman Wins NYC Safety Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2006

The defense contractor gets a $500M contract to provide a public safety wireless network in NYC

Mobility, Version 2.0
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2006

Enterprises go from early-stage deployments to 'transformational' systems, say CIOs

Lucent Moves on Mobilitec
News Analysis | 9/12/2006

Lucent says it will acquire Mobilitec for an undisclosed cash amount in a move to round out its wireless portfolio

CIOs Call a Truce
Cutting Loose | 9/12/2006

Wireless deployments alter the relationship between the IT dept. and the boardroom

WiMax Success: It's in the Chips
Nearpoints | 9/12/2006

VLSI will determine the boss of the WiMax world

Bundles of Joy: Playing Lowball
Column | 9/12/2006

Is the communications biz bundling itself to death?

NexTone Gets a Loan
News Analysis | 9/12/2006

The session border controller maker says it needs the $25 million for post-sales support infrastructure and product development

Tech Roundup: CTIA Edition
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2006

As the CTIA Show kicks off carriers push email smartphones, WiFi VOIP comes into focus, and Skype gets off the desktop

Intel's Luck
Craig's A-List | 9/12/2006

How the IXP came to be

Poll: Cisco's Overdoing It
News Analysis | 9/12/2006

Readers chime in on Cisco's practice of reselling optical modules at reportedly high markups

TV's Modest Proposal
Monkey Bidness | 9/12/2006

Feed us your young!

LA Story
Light Ranting | 9/12/2006

Some views from the land of Tom Cruise and Leeza Gibbons

Butt & Make Up
EuroBlog | 9/12/2006

Who is madder: headbutter Zidane or FIFA boss?

Iliad Plans €1B FTTH Build
News Analysis | 9/12/2006

French broadband player plans to invest $1.27 billion over six years reaching 10 million people with FTTH

Safety Dance
The Philter | 9/12/2006

New FCC bureau to focus on communication

Telecom Italia Does the Splits
News Analysis | 9/12/2006

Performs a strategy U-turn by creating separate subsidiaries for its mobile and Italian access business

XConnect Takes Out Pulver's IPeerX
News Analysis | 9/12/2006

XConnect makes an early, and potentially important, M&A move in the race to build the biggest and baddest VOIP peering network

Managing T.O.
The Philter | 9/12/2006

More PR fumbling

NCTA Predicts Big Cable VOIP Savings
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/11/2006

NCTA says MSOs could save Americans more than $60 billion in phone charges over the next five years if they switch to VOIP.

Wireless Challenge Remains After 9/11
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2006

Making emergency wireless communications interoperable is still a major challenge five years after 9/11

Device Trends Cross Pacific
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2006

Smartphone revolution in Japan presages US developments, says Symbian CEO

Colubris CEO Leaves
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2006

WLAN vendor searches for new head as it ramps up Alcatel partnership

Intel Hands Off to Cortina
News Analysis | 9/11/2006

The long-awaited sale of Intel's communications business – some of it, anyway – goes to startup Cortina

Wireless Challenge Remains After 9/11
News Analysis | 9/11/2006

Making emergency wireless communications interoperable is still a major challenge five years after 9/11

Redback's Spiral
Craig's A-List | 9/11/2006

Another day, another downgrade

Beam Me Up, Jesus!
Monkey Bidness | 9/11/2006

Blessed are the geeks

RFID Won't Replace Bar Codes
Nearpoints | 9/11/2006

I continue to hear that RFID will do something that it cannot

Brits Get Cozy
EuroBlog | 9/11/2006

BT and Vodafone should get a room!

Cable Tech Vendors Make IPTV Push
News Analysis | 9/11/2006

Cable TV equipment suppliers are brandishing new gear and new alliances at the IBC 2006 show in Amsterdam

Telecom Italia to Revamp
News Analysis | 9/11/2006

Carrier's stock is suspended as its board meets to discuss reorganization of fixed and mobile businesses

Neuf Cegetel Heads for IPO
News Analysis | 9/11/2006

French competitive carrier aims for Euronext listing as it prepares to acquire AOL's French broadband business

Chicken With Wine
Monkey Bidness | 9/9/2006

A deadly recipe

Nokia, RIM & Moto: 'Prosumer' Trinity
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2006

But where does the new breed of $200 smartphone leave Palm and its Treo family?

Multi is the New Black
Nearpoints | 9/8/2006

Fall marketing themes are out, multi is the word

Juniper Gives Static to IPTV Critics
News Analysis | 9/8/2006

Juniper upgrades the E320, boosting its IPTV cachet

Learning to Share
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2006

As demand grows, IT pros seek more sophisticated mobile transfer and collaboration apps

Cyren Call, M2Z Waiting on the FCC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2006

New business plans by Cyren Call and M2Z Networks may both be addressed by regulators this month

Cyren Call, M2Z Still Waiting on the FCC
News Analysis | 9/8/2006

New business plans by Cyren Call and M2Z Networks may both be addressed by regulators this month

Looking at IMS in the Cable World
Cable Guy | 9/8/2006

In a special Webinar for CDN readers, Simon Hill, Events Editor at Light Reading, will focus on the benefits of IMS for cable MSOs.

Merry Making
The Philter | 9/8/2006

How 'bout a Redknee to the groin?

Alcatel, Lucent Need One More Blessing
News Analysis | 9/8/2006

The marriage may be closer following shareholder approval from both sides of the Atlantic, but US government approval is still required

Fashion Victim
EuroBlog | 9/8/2006

Lucent's Pat Russo deals with some stylish comments

Sprint Group Leads FCC Auction
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2006

A coalition of four top cable operators and Sprint Nextel appears close to capturing a hefty chunk of public wireless spectrum

Sprint-Cable Group Leads in Wireless Bids
News Analysis | 9/8/2006

A coalition of four top cable operators and Sprint Nextel appears close to capturing a hefty chunk of public wireless spectrum

G'day... Forever
Red Panda | 9/8/2006

Sudden death of Steve Irwin leaves fans and squirrels alike in mourning

Huawei's Feeling the Pinch
News Analysis | 9/8/2006

Revenues and contract sales are still ramping up at a fearsome pace, but margins are on the slide

The Ugly Sock
Jonestown | 9/8/2006

A fatsuit for a phone? Only in Canada

Comcast VOD: 3 Billion Served
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/7/2006

A dozen years after McDonald's stopped counting its "billions served" under the golden arches, Comcast is picking up the slack.

Verizon Asks FCC to Undo Unbundling
News Analysis | 9/7/2006

Carrier asks the FCC for permission to stop sharing its DS1 and DS3 facilities with competitors in six cities

More Distractions for Drivers
The Martin Chronicles | 9/7/2006

Bluetooth device reads you your emails while you're on the freeway

Service Techs Call on Corrigo
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2006

Mobile work-order system increases fitness equipment co.'s revenues by more than one third

Arris: Time to Add Video?
BroadBananas | 9/7/2006

Arris's demonstration of an IPTV solution with RGB Networks at the IBC expo spotlights Arris' lack of a video processing solution.

Growing ARPU
The Philter | 9/7/2006

WAAT did you say?

Redback Gets a Break
News Analysis | 9/7/2006

The stock levels off after two days of carnage; meanwhile, analysts mull the pros and cons of Asian success

MSN Absurdity
Light Ranting | 9/7/2006

The worst Internet experience ever

Investors Say Oui to Alcatel/Lucent
News Analysis | 9/7/2006

Alcatel and Lucent shareholders have voted in favor of their merger

RIM Polishes Its Pearl
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2006

RIM & T-Mobile hope to pry open the consumer market with new $200 smartphone, out this coming Tuesday UPDATED 4:30 PM

Russia's Sex Drive
EuroBlog | 9/7/2006

The Russians drive each other to distraction

Pipex Beefs Up With Buys
News Analysis | 9/7/2006

Pipex splashes £36 million on two acquisitions and awards monster broadband wholesale deal to C&W

Anyone for Tee?
EuroBlog | 9/7/2006

Transatlantic relations are about to worsen – the Ryder Cup is back!

Tandberg TV Stock Off 38% After Warning
News Analysis | 9/7/2006

Stock gets savaged in Oslo, a day after company reported a big shortfall in Q3 revenues

Dinner With Chris
Light Ranting | 9/6/2006

Things were said about Motorola...

Lucent Faces Corruption Charge
News Analysis | 9/6/2006

On the eve of its merger shareholder vote, Lucent says it's facing action by the SEC over its operations in China

Zander Gets WiMaxcited
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Moto chief is all lathered up about WiMax, saying standards-based wireless broadband is likely to take over the world

iPhone Prepares for Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Online rumor mill overheats, again, as Apple prepares to take a bite of smartphone market

Cox Picks Concurrent for Cleveland VOD Launch
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Cox will deploy Concurrent's MediaHawk 4000 VOD servers and related software in Cleveland, where it has about 73,000 basic subscribers.

RCN Preps Wireless Test in Boston
LR Cable News Analysis | 9/6/2006

In a deal with wholesaler MobilePro Corp., the competitive cable provider will market the service under the RCN Wireless brand.

Carriers Inspect IPTV More Closely
News Analysis | 9/6/2006

DPI technology may be used to identify and give preferential treatment to video packets, says a new Light Reading Insider report

TeliaSonera Courts Content Distributors
News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Scandinavian carrier launches pan-European transport network for media companies

Mesh Lights Up Toronto
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2006

New network touted as first major metro system in North America

Here Come the Warm Phones
Jonestown | 9/6/2006

Brian Eno's oblique mobility

Cisco's Secret Franchise
News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Those high markups on Cisco's optical modules are generating more profit than you might think, according to one report

Cisco & Pals to Unwire Silicon Valley
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2006

The central nervous system of tech in the US gets meshed, with WiMax to follow in 2007

Redback Falls on Verizon Hopes
News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Stock falls 10% as one analyst suggest a Verizon win isn't imminent

What's Up With Cisco at KT?
News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Cisco's claiming a Juniper account as a CRS-1 customer, but Juniper pooh-poohs the news

IPTV Sluggishness Slugs Tandberg TV
News Analysis | 9/6/2006

Video equipment maker blames sluggish IPTV market and the loss of two key contracts for it Q3 woes

The Cisco Premium
Cutting Loose | 9/5/2006

As the networking giant unbundles hardware from software, IT managers grumble about prices, but do they switch?

Made for TV
The Philter | 9/5/2006

Online video will succeed. Even if it sucks

Riverbed Sets IPO Terms
News Analysis | 9/5/2006

Riverbed has revealed the offer details of its IPO, which could raise $82 million

RIM to Go Symbian?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2006

Analyst report suggests that BlackBerry maker could be shopping for a new OS

The Pastry Factor
EuroBlog | 9/5/2006

Croissants are key to Alcatel's future

VC Funds Flock to India
News Analysis | 9/5/2006

An increasing number of VC firms are setting up funds specifically to invest in Indian startups

New Treo for Sprint Debuts
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2006

700wx adds double the memory, EV-DO modem capability

Certification Fallout
Nearpoints | 9/5/2006

The Wi-Fi Alliance did the right thing, but lots of issues remain

Cisco Shrinks CRS-1 – Again!
News Analysis | 9/5/2006

Cisco unveils a quarter-sized CRS-1 core router in response to carrier demand for a cheaper model for multiple deployments

How Cswitch Got Programmed
News Analysis | 9/5/2006

The chip startup is opening a third front in the ASIC/FPGA war, targeting the communications space

India's Spice Plans $300M IPO
News Analysis | 9/4/2006

Mobile operator plans to invest $2 billion in network expansion, raising up to $300 million through an IPO

DT Has a Dream…
EuroBlog | 9/4/2006

Deutsche Telekom's CEO has been working over the weekend to come up with a new überplan

Benvenuto, Bienvenue
EuroBlog | 9/4/2006

Just what we all needed - another blog!

Lucent Pays for Shareholder Peace
News Analysis | 9/4/2006

Lucent brandishes its checkbook to avoid a court hearing that could have postponed this week's merger vote

Integra5: Part of Cisco's IPTV Vision?
News Analysis | 9/4/2006

The small Israeli company's service delivery platform (SDP) may be part of Cisco's answer for telco TV players

Samsung: 4G Speed King
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Just what is fourth generation wireless anyway?

Cruise Lines Go Cellular
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Fueled by increasing passenger demand, maritime telecom business booms

BlackBerry NYC
Jonestown | 9/1/2006

RIM and T-Mobile plot Big Apple BlackBerry dish next week

Motorola, Cisco Buyouts Vex VOD Market
News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Motorola and Cisco are preparing to take the plunge into the market by buying hot startups; analysts and investors are buzzing about who's next

Zafirovski: We'll Get 4G Right
News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Nortel's CEO explains how Nortel will learn the lessons from its UMTS access history to ensure it has a fighting chance in the 4G arena

RFID Radicals?
The Martin Chronicles | 9/1/2006

Andrew Tanenbaum raises security alarms

Analysts: Alcatel Got a Bargain
News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Industry analysts thought Nortel would get more than $320 million for its UMTS access business

'It Wasn't Me'
The Philter | 9/1/2006

Confessions of a former telco PR person

Alcatel Snags Nortel 3G Unit
News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Alcatel agrees to pay $320 million for Nortel's UMTS access business, making it the clear number three in the market

Alcatel Snags Nortel 3G Unit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Alcatel agrees to pay $320 million for Nortel's UMTS access business, making it the clear number three in the market

100-GigE Takes Shape
News Analysis | 9/1/2006

Industry researchers discuss how 100-Gig Ethernet could come to life - assuming it even becomes a standard

Sign In