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Indians Dump Humpty
Red Panda | 6/14/2006

All the king's elephants...

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mobile Hairpiece
Jonestown | 6/13/2006

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

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

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

Pulver Puffery
Light Ranting | 6/13/2006

The WSJ does Pulver, and misses the whole story

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

We went to Globalcomm 2006 and, well, we snapped

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How is a big tradeshow like the Bible?

Regret Neutrality
The Philter | 6/13/2006

Can one song save the Internet?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MobilePro pulls out, highlighting potential pitfalls for muni wireless projects

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

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

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

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

SEC Informaling Broadcom
News Analysis | 6/12/2006

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

Google Hypometer
Light Ranting | 6/12/2006

Pick a trend, any trend. Is it overhyped?

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

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

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

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

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

Shakespeare for morons

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

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

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

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

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

This time, no one was hurt

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

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

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

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

MySpace, SpySpace
Monkey Bidness | 6/9/2006

Losers can't be choosers

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

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

Globalcomm Glimpses
Light Ranting | 6/9/2006

Candy anyone?

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

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

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

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

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

Say it ain't so

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Analyst Makes Good
Nearpoints | 6/8/2006

Why my competitors are my friends

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Huawei Enters Harbour
News Analysis | 6/8/2006

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

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

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

Operation Overload
The Martin Chronicles | 6/8/2006

The circus was slower at Globalcomm than in years past

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Touting a mobile broadband ecosystem, Motorola eyes a comprehensive landscape

Protect Your Mesh
Jonestown | 6/7/2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ancient Briton Feted
Red Panda | 6/7/2006

From dogfight to bunfight in 90 short years

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

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

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

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

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

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

Larry Imperils Bananas
Monkey Bidness | 6/7/2006

Oh, the bananity!

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

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

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

The real promise of customer premises kit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ready for Takeoff?
Jonestown | 6/6/2006

WiFi and RFID are on the runway

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

Commercial mortgage exec warns not to overlook users' needs

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

Globalcomm panelists provide a powerful look at a field in transition

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

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

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

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

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

Good luck collecting!

Globalcomm Day One
LRTV Globalcomm | 6/6/2006

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

'I am daggy and I write the songs'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Insert Alarmist Foot
Monkey Bidness | 6/4/2006

Monkey infiltrates Greenpeace

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

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

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

A funny PR pitch usually isn't

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Khatod departs as wireless security shakeout looms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just $18B? Is that all?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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