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Google-Eyed
Light Ranting | 1/31/2006

Shares Get a 20% haircut

WiFi Phone Heats Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2006

Voice-over-WLAN market will double this year, according to Infonetics report

Hammerhead Nails Another $30M
News Analysis | 1/31/2006

Router firm claims it's cracking big carriers and wants more funding to beef up the sales force

Patently Crazy
Jonestown | 1/31/2006

Just when it seems patent tussles can't get weirder...

I, Chart
The Philter | 1/31/2006

Is Redback the next Google?

France Telecom Gives CFO Le Boot
News Analysis | 1/31/2006

Just a few weeks after its profit warning, France Telecom says au revoir to its CFO

Google Clicks to the PSTN?
News Analysis | 1/31/2006

Google signs an agreement with VoIP Inc. to possibly connect VOIP calls to the rest of the PSTN-connected world UPDATED 5PM

Visto Sues Good Over Patents
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/31/2006

Further roiling the mobile email waters, company alleges patent infringement

Jumpin' for Jesus
Light Ranting | 1/31/2006

A 245-foot leap of faith

NTT DoCoMo Finds a Smart Partner
News Analysis | 1/31/2006

Japanese mobile carrier acquires 7% stake in Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. and reports drop in revenues

Raspberry for Cruise
Monkey Bidness | 1/31/2006

Lawsuit pending.

C&W Says Ciao to Caio
News Analysis | 1/31/2006

C&W splits in two, issues a profit warning for the UK, and dumps its CEO. Stock crashes nearly 15 percent

AT&T Makes Healthy DSL Gains
Cable Guy | 1/31/2006

Interview with Michael Day, CTO, ADC Telecommunications
LRTV Interviews | 1/31/2006

One of the biggest concerns carriers have about Ethernet services is network visibility, says ADC's CTO, Michael Day. In this interview, Day talks about some key technology trends that will lead to more fiber deployments nationwide, and he discusses how carriers will overcome Ethernet's limitations.

Customer Churn = MVNO Butter
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2006

There's no loyalty among cellphone subscribers – good news for virtual-network operators targeting enterprises

Melt Those Pennies
Light Ranting | 1/30/2006

A penny is now worth 1.5 cents

Paxera Packs Tunable Lasers
News Analysis | 1/30/2006

Sticking to a low-cost model, startup is hoping its filter technology can help it crack the tunable laser market

But Is Everybody Growing?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2006

Sprint Nextel's numbers said to offer best measure of American cellular market health

Mysterious Mu Tests for Leaks
News Analysis | 1/30/2006

Clinches $4 million, plans to launch specialist IP security tester later this year

LR Poll: Net 'Squatters' Should Pay
News Analysis | 1/30/2006

A just-closed Light Reading poll suggests that readers have little sympathy for the 'net neutrality' ideals of some content companies

Xirrus & the Big Box
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/30/2006

After OEM deal and funding, Xirrus must maneuver the all-in-one enterprise WLAN maze

Eurobites: Ownership Issues
Column | 1/30/2006

Politicians halt Telefónica acquisition, mobile operator 3 Italy gears up for an IPO, and Neuf Cegetel attracts admiring glances

Another Giant Monkey
Monkey Bidness | 1/30/2006

They're hunting Uncle Snaggletooth.

Bharti Watches UTStarcom for IPTV
News Analysis | 1/30/2006

Bharti is trialing IPTV services in India with UTStarcom gear

Kevin DeNuccio, President & CEO, Redback Networks
LRTV Interviews | 1/30/2006

Redback's comeback is well documented, but where does the company go next? And what will the role of the edge router be when the Internet embraces video distribution on a large scale? Kevin DeNuccio, President and CEO of Redback Networks, has a few thoughts on these topics, along with some insight on what technologies are missing at the network's edge and why he stuck around when Redback was going through bankruptcy.

Terayon Exits DOCSIS Business to Focus on Video
BroadBananas | 1/27/2006

In a logical move, Terayon Communication Systems Inc. announced a restructuring yesterday to focus solely on its CherryPicker digital video products, repositioning the company as a 'pure-play video business.'

Going Global, Keeping It Simple
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/27/2006

SpectraLink sticks with WiFi for converged voice/data future -- and users approve

Watch This
The Philter | 1/27/2006

Programming note: Here's what's live now, and coming up, on LRTV.

Our Fiber-Fed Future
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/27/2006

If incumbents make the wrong decisions on fiber access, they face a radically reduced role in telecom – or possibly extinction.

Alcatel Picks Up BSNL Business
News Analysis | 1/27/2006

Alcatel looks set to receive a chunk of a $4.5B contract from BSNL through its partnership with a local vendor

Next-Gen IP: A Services Opportunity
News Analysis | 1/27/2006

Convergence delivers hidden opportunites, but requires new approach, says Master Class presenter from US LEC

No Rush to High-Speed WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/27/2006

Gartner says stay away from new 'pre-standard' 802.11n systems – most enterprise users don't need telling twice

IPTV: New Signs of Life
News Analysis | 1/27/2006

Big incumbents such as France Telecom are finally boosting the European IPTV sector

We Are in Kansas
The Philter | 1/27/2006

Whoa. That's heavy.

Report Hisses at VOIP Quality
News Analysis | 1/27/2006

A study of 190,000 VOIP calls reveals that VOIP's reliability has improved, but sound quality remains a real barrier to use

Happy Birthday Wolfgang
Monkey Bidness | 1/27/2006

Just listen.

VOIP Peering Bypasses KPN
News Analysis | 1/27/2006

Five Dutch cable operators link their VOIP services, encouraging more of their 7 million customers to bypass the PSTN

Indian Operator Outsources to Finland
News Analysis | 1/27/2006

Nokia wins managed services deal with Hutchison Essar in India

Broadcom Blows 'Em Away
News Analysis | 1/26/2006

Chip company not only beats Q4 forecasts but predicts a breakout Q1 as well; stock rockets up $10 after hours

Taxing Debate
The Martin Chronicles | 1/26/2006

Some Internet traffic can be taxed, say government auditors

Redback Hits the Numbers, Profits
News Analysis | 1/26/2006

After a nail-biting delay, Redback's earnings show the company's comeback is for real

Study Eyes Mobile Gap
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2006

Half the world's population will lack mobiles in 2011, but Portio numbers point to robust growth in US, Africa, Asia/Pacific

Extreme WLAN Lags
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2006

Enterprise WLAN is proving to be no balm for Extreme

FT Plans Euro IPTV Assault
News Analysis | 1/26/2006

France Telecom is taking its IPTV into other European markets, with Spain and the UK among its targets

Former BT CTO Fears for Telcos
News Analysis | 1/26/2006

Peter Cochrane warns phone companies that now is not the time to be slow and conservative

Presence of Minds
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/26/2006

Heavyweight-backed startup Tello pushes 'instantaneous cross-platform communications'

NetLogic Makes Its Move
News Analysis | 1/26/2006

Chips for processing traffic at Layer 7 could expand NetLogic's market significantly

Haggis: Not as Good as It Sounds?
Monkey Bidness | 1/26/2006

They'll pry it from my cold fat fingers.

Tellabs Stock Rocks on Big Numbers
News Analysis | 1/26/2006

4Q05 revenues grew 37% to $521M, profits beat analysts' estimates by 5 cents, stock vaults 20%

Movaz Bags $20M More
News Analysis | 1/26/2006

DWDM vendor raises another round, plans to cut manufacturing costs and maybe buy a thing or two

Alcatel and Microsoft Win Danish IPTV Order
BroadBananas | 1/25/2006

TDC, Denmark's largest telecom and cable TV provider, has selected Alcatel as its IPTV deployment partner.

Juniper Disappoints in Q4
News Analysis | 1/25/2006

Stock falls in after-hours trading as earnings just meet expectations, breaking Juniper's streak of positive surprises

Juniper's Colorful Call
Light Ranting | 1/25/2006

Buzzword overdose

Booth Booties Booted
Monkey Bidness | 1/25/2006

Tradeshows to get even duller?

I'm Super – Thanks for Asking
The Philter | 1/25/2006

I want my NTV.

Motorola Takes 3G Indoors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2006

New access point is aimed at enterprises enhancing in-building cellular coverage

Extreme Miss
News Analysis | 1/25/2006

Stock gets hammered nearly 10 percent as Ethernet switching company misses sales expectations by a mile

Darned Kids!
Monkey Bidness | 1/25/2006

It seems they're trying to get some.

Salira Plugs PONs Into China Mobile
News Analysis | 1/25/2006

Hitachi subsidiary claims an industry first – and says its Ethernet PON gear is being used at China Mobile

Alcatel Lands TDC IPTV Deal
News Analysis | 1/25/2006

Danish incumbent TDC becomes the latest European carrier to commit to an IPTV package from Alcatel and its partner Microsoft

Bharti Adds 2.26M Subscribers in Q3
News Analysis | 1/25/2006

India's rapid mobile growth boosts Bharti Tele-Ventures revenues by 42% during Q3

Buckeye Cable Unveils Bandwidth-On-Demand
Cable Guy | 1/25/2006

Hats off to Buckeye CableSystem. Beating nearly every major North American MSO to the punch, the mid-sized Ohio cable operator is rolling out a bandwidth-on-demand service that lets broadband subscribers try out faster data speeds.

Wisair Connects With $20M
News Analysis | 1/25/2006

Wisair raises $20M in Series C for its ultrawideband chips

Wisair Connects With $20M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/25/2006

Wisair raises $20M in Series C for its ultrawideband chips

BT Claims VPN Breakthrough
News Analysis | 1/25/2006

Develops system with Tazz that enables COS management of MPLS-based IP VPNs – but commercial availability is a way off

Search Du Jour
Light Ranting | 1/24/2006

What are the hottest search keywords?

The Great Spectrum Rip-Off
The Martin Chronicles | 1/24/2006

Don't believe Administration claims about spectrum reallocation.

AirTight Frees Up Security Client
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2006

Startup download could signal move towards free wireless security clients

Vodafone Sticks With Verizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2006

Mobile giant isn't planning on selling its stake in Verizon Wireless any time soon, says CEO

The Boxes Are Quiet
The Philter | 1/24/2006

Trite is out. Pithy is in.

Lucent Loses in Q1 as Expected
News Analysis | 1/24/2006

Lucent reports inline with its prior warning as international revenues fall 20 percent; the market responds with a yawn

Insider: WiMax Chips Go Begging
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/24/2006

A competitive market for chipsets is crucial to wireless broadband, according to Unstrung Insider, but VC money is lagging

WiMax: Hyped, but not Backed?
LR Mobile Column | 1/24/2006

Investors seem cautious to back the chipset developers that will ultimately determine WiMax's performance.

Vodafone Sticks With Verizon
News Analysis | 1/24/2006

Mobile giant isn't planning on selling its stake in Verizon Wireless any time soon, says CEO

Verizon Expands Enterprise Reach
News Analysis | 1/24/2006

Verizon rolls out a revamped portfolio of enterprise services featuring more wireless capability and global reach

Hollywood Goes Motley
Monkey Bidness | 1/24/2006

The Crue has arrived.

Spirent Buys Wireless Test Firm
News Analysis | 1/24/2006

Splashes up to $72 million on fast-growing Swiss wireless performance management firm SwissQual

Broadcom Builds on Sandburst
News Analysis | 1/24/2006

Gets serious about metro Ethernet with the pickup of a switch fabric and traffic manager startup

China's 3G Gets Green Light
News Analysis | 1/24/2006

China plans to build nationwide network for TD-SCDMA, its home-grown 3G standard

WiMax Anti-CliMax
Jonestown | 1/23/2006

A few fixed products are actually out there, so bring on the mobile WiMax hype.

AT&T’s Joe Weinman presents his view of the NGN as a distributed computing utility
LRTV Master Class | 1/23/2006

Joe Weinman, VP of Strategy and Emerging Services at AT&T, delivers his view of the Next-Generation Network, discussing the issues facing both service providers and enterprise users and how AT&T is developing new and innovative solutions for its network and customers. Included are exclusive insights into new developments in enhanced network intelligence and the development of intelligent routing service control points, plus how the Network may become the enabler for Next-Generation Searc

Michael A. Rouleau, Senior VP, Business Development & Strategy, Time Warner Telecom
LRTV Interviews | 1/23/2006

Michael A. Rouleau, Time Warner Telecom's Senior VP of Business Development and Strategy, talks about the future of carrier Ethernet services and why getting Ethernet anywhere isn't always as easy as it sounds.

Tofu: No Reason For It
Monkey Bidness | 1/23/2006

Health effects overrated. Taste still sucks.

Juniper Buying WLAN Startup?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2006

Meru or Colubris? Industry insiders point to the former

Supreme Court Rejects RIM
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/23/2006

Legal options in NTP patent case continue to disappear; settlement likely

Your Ad Here
The Philter | 1/23/2006

The few, the proud, the foolish?

Time Warner Invests in UK DSL
News Analysis | 1/23/2006

Pledges up to $214 million, piling pressure on BT, which also faces a VOIP challenge from UK retail giant Tesco

Foundry Reinforces Metro
News Analysis | 1/23/2006

The company's newest metro Ethernet plan involves hardware from its latest core router

Juniper Buying WLAN Startup?
News Analysis | 1/23/2006

Meru or Colubris? Industry insiders point to the former

Qwest Nears UTOPIA
News Analysis | 1/23/2006

Qwest is building a large FTTH deployment just down the road from Utah's UTOPIA municipal fiber network

OCP Shutters VCSEL Works
News Analysis | 1/23/2006

The former Cielo Communications goes to rest, as OCP closes its Colorado facility

Wine Makes You Smarter
Monkey Bidness | 1/21/2006

Still, beer makes others look better.

Vonage, iTunes Capture Internet Mindshare
BroadBananas | 1/20/2006

Trivia question for the cable crowd. Which company spent the most on Internet advertising in 2005?

New Tools Face WLAN Threats
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/20/2006

As the number and complexity of wireless networks increase, security threats multiply

Marketplace Left to Define UWB
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/20/2006

Enterprise users are taking a wait-and-see attitude after the IEEE drops its standards work

FastWeb Q4 Boosts Purchase Appeal
News Analysis | 1/20/2006

Italian carrier FastWeb reports Q4 prelims in line with expectations, fueling takeover speculation

Google Is Overvalued
Column | 1/20/2006

Can it grow 52% a year for five years?

A Legal Mugging
The Philter | 1/20/2006

My drug dealer doesn't know what to make of my mug.

ITU to Report on NGN Standards
News Analysis | 1/20/2006

ITU to explain first release of NGN standards in LR SuperWebinar this coming Monday

Google Resists Snoopers
Monkey Bidness | 1/20/2006

Declines Fed demand for user data.

EPON Evangelists Talk 10-Gig
News Analysis | 1/20/2006

At least one chip company wants to rev up a 10-Gbit/s EPON standard in the IEEE

Another Euro CEO Quits
News Analysis | 1/20/2006

Swisscom's CEO quits, following hot on the heels of his neighbor at Telekom Austria. Political interference is behind the resignations

Google Says No to QOS Fees
News Analysis | 1/20/2006

Google finally spoke out on the net neutrality debate Thursday, saying it would not pay 'QOS fees' to broadband providers

Survey: VOIP Quality Is Breaking Up
News Analysis | 1/20/2006

Only one in five VOIP service providers has implemented a service assurance strategy, finds survey

Moto Reports RAZR-Sharp Q4
News Analysis | 1/19/2006

Motorola reports strong fourth-quarter earnings driven by record handset sales

Sci-Atlanta Dips on a Blue Q2
News Analysis | 1/19/2006

Second-quarter earnings drop its stock below Cisco's proposed acquisition price of $43

Survey Sparks QOS Fee Debate
News Analysis | 1/19/2006

A new survey finds consumers fear Internet traffic blockage by broadband providers

802.11n Draft Confirmed
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2006

And already vendors are announcing 'pre-802.11n' products

Yipes, Exponential-e Hook Up
News Analysis | 1/19/2006

Exponential-e formalizes relationship with Yipes to offer transatlantic Ethernet VPLS services

Blackberry Users Cling Tightly
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2006

But will they have the final say if the higher-ups decide to ditch RIM?

WiMax Gear Approved for Market
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/19/2006

WiMax Forum announces breakthrough in establishing standards; gear expected to reach market within months

Be Happy or Else
Monkey Bidness | 1/19/2006

Arbeit macht lustig!

CMO Shuffle Hits Cisco
News Analysis | 1/19/2006

Another marketing head honcho, Cisco's James Richardson, loses the CMO badge. Who's next?

Cell Phone Fever
The Philter | 1/19/2006

I didn't hear you call. I was, um, checking something...

Neptune Changes Orbit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2006

Nortel's edge router is being redirected away from carrier routing and into the wireless and voice-gateway markets

A New Old Product Fad
The Martin Chronicles | 1/18/2006

Sony Ericsson finds success with a venerable brand.

Cost, Privacy Imperil RFID
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2006

High prices and privacy concerns remain barriers to radio tag adoption, according to In-Stat

Time Warner Taps C-COR for Network Management
BroadBananas | 1/18/2006

It looks like C-COR's big bet on operations support system (OSS) software may be starting to pay off. The company announced an enterprise-wide agreement with Time Warner Cable today.

Name Not So Good
Light Ranting | 1/18/2006

Andy Kwok's got a new name.

LWAPP Pushed Through
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/18/2006

Controversial AP management protocol will form basis of IETF standard – will enterprises adopt it?

Neptune Changes Orbit
News Analysis | 1/18/2006

Nortel's MPE 9000 edge router is being redirected away from carrier routing and into the wireless and voice-gateway markets

Huawei Doubles Overseas
News Analysis | 1/18/2006

The value of Huawei's overseas deals more than doubled in 2005, to $5B – and it may have a shot at a major Indian GSM deal

Trash Talking
The Philter | 1/18/2006

What we throw away says more about us than what we keep.

Spud Stud
Monkey Bidness | 1/18/2006

It seems the Irish used to have sex.

Ubiquity Moves Closer to AT&T
News Analysis | 1/18/2006

SIP application server maker starts lab trials with AT&T aimed at rolling out next gen services

Google Jabbers On
News Analysis | 1/18/2006

The Google Talk VOIP client now talks to all other Jabber-based VOIP clients, a move that could push user numbers up

Atrica Finds Its Lightpath
News Analysis | 1/18/2006

Another win for Atrica, this time in the US, but competition looms from systems vendors and Taiwanese builders

Just the Facts, Chuck
Red Panda | 1/17/2006

The chief export of Chuck Norris is pain.

Google to Target Us With dMarc
News Analysis | 1/17/2006

Radio advertising technology firm gives Google more ways to sell keywords into targeted content environments

Moto Buys Swedish Set-Topper
News Analysis | 1/17/2006

Motorola targets European IPTV sector with the acquisition of Swedish set-top box vendor Kreatel

Meru Offers RF-Level Security
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2006

Claims monitoring signals at radio-frequency level provides unprecedented wireless LAN security

Windows Wireless Security Hole
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/17/2006

Windows WiFi security vulnerability could put road users at risk, but there's a simple fix at hand

France Telecom Plans FTTH
News Analysis | 1/17/2006

French incumbent follows in wake of French politicians as it announces plans for an FTTH pilot

RBOC IPTV: The Quiet Ones
News Analysis | 1/17/2006

While AT&T and Verizon have received most of the attention for their video plans, Qwest and BellSouth have been pushing quietly ahead

VOIP's Little Blue Box
News Analysis | 1/17/2006

Startup TelEvolution says its PhoneGnome device – and the technology inside – could make consumer VOIP a mass-market proposition

Kane and Unstable
The Philter | 1/17/2006

Making a million bucks is easy. Even a kid can do it.

Tiny ILECs See the Big Picture
News Analysis | 1/16/2006

Pannaway deal illustrates a change in rural carrier mindset to embrace IPTV

Convisual Leaps on IPO
News Analysis | 1/16/2006

Wholesale mobile messaging and entertainment services firm sees share price leap 60% on first day of trading

Huawei Beats 2005 Sales Target
News Analysis | 1/16/2006

Huawei just beats its 2005 sales target of $8 billion, but details on international deals and actual revenues are yet to be revealed

India Looks to WiMax for Broadband
News Analysis | 1/16/2006

India looks to WiMax to kickstart broadband penetration

India Looks to WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/16/2006

India looks to WiMax to kickstart broadband penetration

Asian Carriers Indulge in January Sales
News Analysis | 1/16/2006

Asia/Pac carriers start the year in M&A mode

Tangled Photons & Encryption
The Martin Chronicles | 1/13/2006

Quantum crypto shines more brightly.

Bookham's Gain Causes Pain
News Analysis | 1/13/2006

The company is dealing with much of its debt, but the stock is down 8 percent today

Someone to Watch Over Me?
Jonestown | 1/13/2006

Time to think about mobile privacy again.

Cisco's ARP Attack
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/13/2006

New security vulnerability could be an issue for large, standalone 802.11 networks

Source: NTL Sweetens Virgin Offer
News Analysis | 1/13/2006

UK cable operator NTL has increased its takeover offer for Virgin Mobile, according to a source, with the new bid worth $1.7B

Notes From Needham
Column | 1/13/2006

Want to hear about telecom's pent-up opportunities? Well, show us some Good Technology first

Ikanos Goes for the Gateway
News Analysis | 1/13/2006

By acquiring some Analog Devices products, DSL chipmapker Ikanos is making the ambitous leap into residential gateways

Light Readers Favor QOS Fees
News Analysis | 1/13/2006

LR's Net Neutrality poll is getting a lot of attention from readers, and most of them are sympathetic to the RBOCs' position

Lucent Cuts 2006 Outlook
News Analysis | 1/13/2006

Lucent's share price takes a 10 percent hit in pre-market trading as it says revenues for 2006 will be flat or grow only slightly

UTStarcom Rolls With New IPTV Name
News Analysis | 1/13/2006

UTStarcom decides a name change is as good as a rest for its IPTV system – plus, other news from the world of telco TV

Google Comes Unstrung
The Martin Chronicles | 1/12/2006

Google moves, publicly and stealthily, into the wireless arena.

Google: Hypometer in the Red
Light Ranting | 1/12/2006

Has Google hype peaked?

802.11n: Come Together
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2006

Vendors battling over 802.11n have reached a compromise, again, by adopting the EWC spec. Will it stick this time?

An iPod Accessory Too Far
Jonestown | 1/12/2006

WiPod for your downloads

WiMax Gear OK on the Way
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2006

After several delays, broadband wireless equipment certified by the WiMAX Forum will be named next week

Fujitsu Preps GPON Plans
News Analysis | 1/12/2006

The company is building a GPON system that includes some early traces of WDM-PON

Caffeine & So Much More
The Philter | 1/12/2006

My drug dealer is pushing movies.

Colubris Gets New CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/12/2006

Startup reveals plans for a renewed push into the enterprise WiFi market

Bad Idea Hunting
Monkey Bidness | 1/12/2006

B-Fleck keeps falling on his head...

Net Neutrality Goes to Washington
News Analysis | 1/12/2006

The dumb pipe providers are warming legislators up to the idea of a 'QOS tax' on IP services

Telematics: Covering Your Assets
LR Mobile Column | 1/12/2006

There are plenty of reasons for enterprises with a number of moving assets to develop a strategy for telematics.

Science Strides Forward
Monkey Bidness | 1/12/2006

It's a sausage! It's a night light!

QOS Fees Could Change Everything
News Analysis | 1/12/2006

BellSouth's plan to make money with quality of service fees has kicked up a great debate

FT Warns, Europe Quakes
News Analysis | 1/12/2006

Major European carriers watched their market values slide this morning following France Telecom's gloomy outlook revision

Everyone's a Critic
Red Panda | 1/12/2006

Chipping away at the avant-garde.

Don't Fight New Technologies
Cable Guy | 1/12/2006

International futurist Jim Carroll thinks the cable industry should learn a big lesson from the music industry's fierce campaign against music downloads from the Internet.

Bubble Burster
Light Ranting | 1/11/2006

Henry Blodget analyzes Google.

WLANs Enter Integration Age
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/11/2006

WLAN customers are demanding more from vendors in terms of security, interoperability, and visibility UPDATED 1/12 8AM

Broadwing Broadens VPLS
News Analysis | 1/11/2006

Broadwing teams up with Hutchison Global Communications to offer VPLS across the sea

Juniper's Dolce: Ka-Ching!
News Analysis | 1/11/2006

La Dolce Vita: Departing Juniper exec Jim Dolce made $15M on stock sales during 2005, and he's got another million shares

Bay Micro Builds an MSPP Strategy
News Analysis | 1/11/2006

Bay Micro is about to launch an MSPP that will combine a Sonet MSPP, a carrier-class Ethernet switch, and QOS capabilities

Happy BTriDhYa!
Monkey Bidness | 1/11/2006

The father of LSD turns 100 today.

Video Lights Google's Fiber
News Analysis | 1/11/2006

Video distribution may be the application that cost-justifies Google's investment in IP infrastructure

Yahoo! Yourself
The Philter | 1/11/2006

Should I stop Googling?

Euro Incumbents Transform
News Analysis | 1/11/2006

Telefonica, BT, KPN make milestone moves; Belgacom could be on the brink of buying 90% of Telindus

UMA: The Place for Me?
LR Mobile Column | 1/11/2006

UMA: The Place for Me?
UMA is an important first step for operators and consumers looking to a future of FMC.

Comcast VoIP Rollout Gaining Steam, Finally
BroadBananas | 1/11/2006

Comcast announced that it topped the 200,000 mark for cable IP phone customers at the end of 2005. The MSO apparently had a red-hot fourth quarter. Comcast counted only 83,000 IP phone subscribers as of September 30.

Vonage Shows Off WiFi Phone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2006

Wireless VOIP device has a few hurdles to clear before enterprise users embrace it

National Voodoo Day
Monkey Bidness | 1/10/2006

Needle someone.

Colubris Culls
News Analysis | 1/10/2006

Wireless LAN startup dispatches CEO, 10 percent of workforce as cost-cutting measure

Will Ethernet Devour Sonet/SDH?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 1/10/2006

More and more carriers are thinking about running end-to-end native Ethernet, cutting Sonet/SDH out of the picture entirely.

Ethernet Groups Form an Alliance
News Analysis | 1/10/2006

A new marketing group aims to unify the technologies that sit under the IEEE 802 banner

Don't Follow the Urge
Light Ranting | 1/10/2006

Driving and XBox -- a bad combination.

WLAN Startup Cuts Staff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/10/2006

Colubris cuts around 10 percent of workforce as cost-cutting measure

Did You Hear That?
The Philter | 1/10/2006

Lucent's won a Grammy.

Dolce & Others out at Juniper
News Analysis | 1/10/2006

Jim Dolce, former Unisphere CEO and head of Juniper's field operations, leads a trio of execs departing the company

Nortel's New Faces Face Tough Task
News Analysis | 1/10/2006

As CEO Mike Zafirovski hires more new blood from former employer GE, analysts examine the tough task facing the turnaround team

Flatu-Lay
Monkey Bidness | 1/10/2006

Side effects may include...

Symbol Unleashes a Helper
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2006

Pricey new device gives voice to mobile workforce

Look Out Cable, Here Comes Google
BroadBananas | 1/9/2006

I Was a Teenage Literary Hoax
The Martin Chronicles | 1/9/2006

Famous authors who are, uh, not what they seem...

Analyst: Juniper Faces Tougher Times
News Analysis | 1/9/2006

The company's stock gets knocked down as an analyst note reports several factors that could limit long-term growth

Paris Plans FTTH Network
News Analysis | 1/9/2006

Paris follows in Amsterdam's footsteps with plans to launch a bidding process for a citywide fiber-to-the-home network

CES: Best & Worst
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2006

The highlights and the lowlifes at this year's orgy of consumer gadgetry in Vegas

UK DSL Networks Getting Crammed
News Analysis | 1/9/2006

UK's DSL networks are becoming increasingly congested as ISPs struggle with wholesale capacity costs

Will Video Kill the DRM Stars?
News Analysis | 1/9/2006

The IPTV DRM companies may find profits sorting out the digital rights management headaches of Internet video distribution

Them's Big Pixels
The Philter | 1/9/2006

A picture is worth 1.0 thousand words.

Jesus Was Just Alright
Monkey Bidness | 1/9/2006

Blessed are the donut-makers.

Merger Mania Continues in Europe
News Analysis | 1/9/2006

Another week, another round of European telecom acquisition speculation, with the U.K., Ireland, and Denmark in the spotlight

Wireless Mesh Gets a Test
News Analysis | 1/9/2006

Testing firm Iometrix is undertaking the first big test of wireless mesh technology, with results to be published on Light Reading

Wireless Mesh Gets a Test
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/9/2006

Testing firm Iometrix is undertaking the first big test of wireless mesh technology, with results to be published on Unstrung

Joseph Foran, Director of IT, FSW
LRTV Interviews | 1/8/2006

While the potential of network administration control (NAC) is both sizeable and attractive, truly useful implementations are about two years away. NAC's ability to integrate intrusion detection systems (IDS) in particular would go a long way to reducing the reams of data these must-have security systems generate on a daily basis, Foran tells LRTV. He also points to the ""driving force"" of HIPAA and other privacy- and security-related legislation as exerting a pos

Comcast Makes CE-Friendly Moves
BroadBananas | 1/6/2006

Holey Blackberry!
The Martin Chronicles | 1/6/2006

RIM's security flaw is both smaller and bigger than it first seems.

Avanex Gets Slapped
News Analysis | 1/6/2006

An earnings shortfall sends the stock down 14 percent

CES Memories
The Philter | 1/6/2006

Some selections from the CES PR archives.

EXFO Buys, Ixia Plummets
News Analysis | 1/6/2006

EXFO buys its way into the growing DSL test sector, and Ixia takes a hammering after it lowers its guidance

Bullish in Palestine
Light Ranting | 1/6/2006

Zimbabwe rocked and consumer electronics dropped in 2005.

CES: Moto's Slim RIM Killer?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2006

New Q series smartphone looks to be Motorola's attempt at a Blackberry killer

CES: IPTV Dreams
News Analysis | 1/6/2006

Ruckus demo highlights the baby steps being made toward IPTV, and how much still needs to be done

CES: IPTV Dreams
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2006

Ruckus demo highlights the baby steps being made toward IPTV, and how much still needs to be done

CES: Moto & Google Button Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/6/2006

Search giant strikes up major mobile partnership with Moto to make Web searches easier over cell phones

CES: Motorola & Google Button Up
News Analysis | 1/6/2006

Search giant strikes up partnership with Moto to make Web searches easier over cell phones

More CES Pics
The Philter | 1/6/2006

More gadget pics from the CES PR pile.

AT&T, Verizon Tout Telco TV
News Analysis | 1/5/2006

AT&T launches its IPTV service in San Antonio while Verizon adds seven more cities to its FiOS TV plans

Entropic, Verizon Serve Up MOCA
News Analysis | 1/5/2006

Chip startup raises $25M, while its pet standard for in-home broadband gets a nod from Verizon

Mega BSNL Contract Looms
News Analysis | 1/5/2006

Carriers line up as BSNL prepares to invite bids on a $4B GSM contract

Mega BSNL Contract Looms
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2006

Carriers line up as BSNL prepares to invite bids on a $4B GSM contract

CA Makes Wily Acquisition
News Analysis | 1/5/2006

Strengthens its OSS hand with the $375 million cash acquisition of Wily Technologies

CES: The Microsoft Palm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2006

Rivalry gives way to cooperation as Palm adds a Windows-based unit to its lineup

CES Pics
The Philter | 1/5/2006

Here are some gadget pics from CES 2006.

Juniper's Marketing Mystery
Column | 1/5/2006

Strange things are happening at Juniper these days including a lawsuit and a vacant VP of Marketing position

Trusty Clusty
Light Ranting | 1/5/2006

Google's got plenty of search competition.

Bon Jovi'd by Gates
Jonestown | 1/5/2006

Gates as rock star at CES

CES: Gates on 'Digital Decade'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/5/2006

Multimedia, mobile, IPTV, and Tablet PCs, its all a 'digital lifestyle' to Bill Gates

Amsterdam Fires Up Muni Broadband
News Analysis | 1/5/2006

Amsterdam's City Council approves fiber-to-the-home project that will initially connect 40,000 homes

I Hate When That Happens
Monkey Bidness | 1/5/2006

More 'don't try this at home'

Perils of the Bleeding Edge
Wireless Buzz | 1/5/2006

Terayon Tapped for Taiwan Deployment
BroadBananas | 1/4/2006

Terayon Communication Systems announced a win with Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecommunications provider.

Scalia: A Laff Riot
Red Panda | 1/4/2006

For aficionados of (very) dark humor.

CES: WiMax Phone First
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/4/2006

Samsung shows off first mobile WiMax handset, but don't hold your breath waiting for it to arrive on the market

Telecom IPOs Rare in 2005
News Analysis | 1/4/2006

US telecom companies found mergers and acquisitions a far more appealing exit strategy than IPOs in 2005

Newport Needs Another $27M
News Analysis | 1/4/2006

Project delays and anticipated orders leave SBC firm in need of extra cash

Murdoch's Substitute Son
The Martin Chronicles | 1/4/2006

Clan sounds more like the Borgias every day.

Random Vegas
Jonestown | 1/4/2006

Gamblin' through the desert

C-COR Gets Gored
News Analysis | 1/4/2006

The company trims and reorganizes, closing the home of acquired startups Alopa and Lantern in the process

CES: WLAN Speed Record?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/4/2006

Netgear demos a new WiFi speed demon in Vegas

Vonage Confirms Sonus Deployment
News Analysis | 1/4/2006

It's hardly the best kept secret in VOIP circles, but news of a Vonage contract gives the Sonus share price a lift

Take the Alien Test
Monkey Bidness | 1/4/2006

Do you own a pair of 'dress' overalls?

Ill Luminous
The Philter | 1/4/2006

Here's what Luminous employees got on December 26.

Google Passes on PCs
News Analysis | 1/3/2006

A Google PC may not be in the cards, but analysts expect Google to do something to connect to more people, more often

CES: Wireless on Parade
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2006

Connecting the 'digital home' will be the focus of this year's massive CES show

Feds Hit NTP Patents, Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2006

Another preliminary ruling from the US Patent Office bolsters RIM's legal strategy UPDATED 1/4 12:45 PM

NTL May Offer More to Virgin
News Analysis | 1/3/2006

Anticipated higher bid for Virgin Mobile could increase the convergence pressure on other players, including Telefónica

Maxis Snaps Up Aircel
News Analysis | 1/3/2006

Taps into India's rapid mobile growth with $1.08 billion acquisition

Maxis Snaps Up Aircel
LR Mobile News Analysis | 1/3/2006

Taps into India's rapid mobile growth with $1.08 billion acquisition

NYE SMS. WOW!
The Philter | 1/3/2006

But best of all, they did it Norway.

Metcalfe Vouches for Video
News Analysis | 1/3/2006

Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe says a lot of things have to change before video takes over the Internet

Indian Vendors Go Global
News Analysis | 1/3/2006

India-based telecom companies are spreading their wings and snagging deals abroad

Life's Simple
The Martin Chronicles | 1/2/2006

...when you're rich and unscrupulous

Bob Metcalfe, Partner, Polaris Ventures
LRTV Interviews | 1/2/2006

Ethernet inventor Bob Metcalfe is looking forward to the next Internet bubble

2005 Top Ten: Top Tens
News Analysis | 1/2/2006

Light Reading presents the Top Ten Top Ten Lists of 2005

HSDPA Speed, Lab Versus Real World
Wireless Buzz | 1/2/2006

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