T-Mobile alliance a no-brainer – but is it already behind the times?
Customers are dubious where enterprise mobility promises are concerned, but real integration could save the day
New head of UK business John Pluthero goes back to basics, slashing jobs, networks, and disconnecting 90% of the customer base
NTL and Telewest report Q4 results ahead of shareholder vote on their merger
The radio-frequency tagging technology is reaching critical mass as vendors debut 2G products
Another crazy tattoo auction has come and gone.
There's a battle for rights to this crap.
Softswitch vendor ends years of speculation with plans to list shares in Italy in the first half of this year
These cops ain't kosher.
Says its slump in sales is a statistical anomaly and it isn't putting the ONS 15454 out to pasture
The BlackDiamond 12K is the latest in specially built boxes for the carrier Ethernet market
The young Swedish VOD server company hopes to use flash memory to do away with hard disks in video networks
Microsoft will give RIM a run for the mobile money -- eventually.
Wireless eating students' brains!
As new wireless technology spreads, prices have only one way to go: down
Transatlantic cable operators enter upgrade mode as overcapacity finally begins to dwindle
Cisco launches into the broadband policy server sector courtesy of an OEM arrangement with specialist Tazz
The Sci-Atlanta acquisition is done, and Cisco is ready to work on its 'platform' for video and the home
I'm banning the phrase from Light Reading.
Nortel hires yet another GE man to help implement the vendor's cost-cutting strategy
Warns of growth slowdown and writes down up to $49B as competition bites. Stock drops and takes others with it
Do you have what it takes to be a VP?
America continues its downward spiral into total madness.
Or: The man who mistook his wireless for a table lamp.
Sifting through Time Warner's fourth quarter 2005 financial reports, an interesting anomaly popped off the pages: their marketable VoIP footprint is shrinking.
Economic chaos narrowly averted
The company behind Turner TV's GameTap is helping turn games into a viable telecom service
Today, I accidentally bought everything in the store.
Its official! Calistri out at startup
All-in-one bundles aren't all that, according to the latest Light Reading poll
As judge declines to rule, Patent Office strikes down another NTP patent
Curl this, Britannia!
Sales of carrier Ethernet switch/routers (CESRs) tripled in 2005. Yeah, they're for real.
Esme Vos returns with more online hilarity.
Mike Zafirovski wants a 20% share in each sector where Nortel is active, is set to invest in IMS, IPTV, and WiMax
Optical amplifier maker says it can double SAN extension over wide-area networks
Time is money.
So says Gartner, as enterprise users take up the slack in the PDA market
Where good manners still count.
Oklahoma could give Ruckus its first US footprint, as the company gears for growth and braces for competition
Enterprise mobility firm sees profit drop again, makes sweeping management changes
Sharply criticizing the Administration, DC lobbying group calls for '21st century spectrum policy'
I'm alright. Don't nobody worry 'bout me.
Stabbed him in the head? Naughty boy!
WiFi proliferation fuels a new breed of virtual startups.
A hotspot hotshot turns up at Google.
Test-and-measurement firm posts 2005 loss on the back of a slump in its service assurance business
How will satellite TV pull off a triple play?
Well. Maybe. Could be. Eh?
The duo propose a free and $20/month WiFi service for San Francisco, using gear from Tropos and Motorola
Small-town operator says it could provide a 1-Gbit/s firehose of fiber-based bandwidth to any subscriber
Combined DOCSIS cable modem and E-MTA shipments fell to 5.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2005, down 9.5% from Q3.
Just another step in the march of metro-mesh networks?
Final Patent Office ruling comes two days before climactic RIM-NTP hearing
Mobile email market set for explosive growth, says Good Technology – with help from an unlikely source
Tekelec takes a $51.3M charge reflecting the falling value of its softswitch division; Taqua's end may be near
Market punishes profit drop, but analysts call wireless results 'solid'
The market grew so fast that some companies gained revenue, but lost market share, Heavy Reading reports
As part its 21CN program, BT Global is deploying Ericsson softswitch technology around the world and retiring its Class 4 TDM switches
New high-speed networks are powering telematics technology – but will new capabilities drive adoption?
In the mobile mesh race: trailing the field, it would seem.
The Chinese mega-vendor is the world's biggest softswitch seller, helped by strong demand among Asian consumers for VOIP service
Cisco responds to critics saying it doesn't make specialized surveillance equipment for the Chinese
As in every other part of IT, you better have a Plan B for mobile email.
Never count EarthLink out. EarthLink, still the nation's fourth largest ISP with 5.3 million subscribers, is now branching out into the satellite TV business through marketing alliances with both DirecTV and EchoStar.
Startup says it is 'seriously considering' enforcing intrusion detection patent
Enterprise users wrestle with open-source mobile email.
The IPTV push continues as Cisco releases more metro Ethernet gear and gets serious about systems integration for carriers
Reliance Communications reports its first set of quarterly results with $70M profit
Wireless networks become a competitive advantage for municipalities
Is this global warming thing for real?
Beating expectations isn't good enough for Sycamore these days, as the stock dips after its third consecutive profitable quarter
Latest appointment by Nortel's new CEO is George Riedel, who leaves Juniper to join as chief strategy officer
Friends don't let friends dial & drive.
The Italian triple-play pioneer has examined multiple bids and decided to plow on alone, says chairman Silvio Scaglia
An optical equipment deal potentially worth $94 million over five years is about to be inked between Lucent and the Defense Department
There's something to this satellite radio thing.
Reports say Virgin Mobile will accept UK cable operator's $1.6 billion offer this week
It's worth a lot more broken up than as a single entity, says Lehman, plus other Euro news
ViaSat Inc. announced this week that it shipped shipped its 100,000th DOCSIS-based two-way broadband satellite modem.
ADC brings small Israeli company's IP service gateway into the fold while doing financial housekeeping
A new all-in-one Blackberry sounds pretty sweet, just don't lose it.
And now, a stunning detail about HDTV...
New device could let business travelers leave the laptop – and the iPod – at home
Recycle'em. Save an ape.
Latest speculation is of a takeover bid for Dutch incumbent KPN and the breakup of Siemens Communications
Mobile TV applications and services were all the rage at 3GSM
I've got some hot schwag on my plate.
What could possibly go wrong?
A Heavy Reading report suggests US cable operators should target the $100 billion enterprise services market
The IMS bandwagon was hurtling through Barcelona this week at the 3GSM event
Yesterday's dirt clouds give way to APs among the ivy.
The alma mater of Bush and Clinton goes thin on APs to unwire historic buildings
Threats to listen for as you implement WiFi VOIP, and how to stop at least some of them
Skype's deals may hasten convergence for the common people.
The company tells analysts it's not off the IPTV radar. Separately, Juniper preps for life as a 'franchise'
The company's stock slipped a little on Wednesday as it delayed Q4 and full-year earnings
The case for embedding 3G modems in laptops is powerful, but be careful what exactly you buy.
Core router vendor is cutting 45 percent of its staff and reviewing its strategy
Like Vice President Dick Cheney, cable MSOs are shooting at the wrong target.
Fresh after its splash in the fiber access market, our sources say Calix is readying an all-IP DSLAM
Talk ain't cheap.
The 6325 becomes the latest micro-MSPP on the block, targeting only SDH markets
Corporate market gets more unstrung, grows 29 percent in the fourth quarter of 2005
CIR puts the arse in analysarse.
Verizon and AT&T decry local franchising as an impediment to their video deployment plans
Ad-supported muni WiFi networks mean there's no such thing as a free Net connection
There could be some bumps in the road to a $1.9B market.
Infonetics predicts WiFi VOIP phone market will be worth $1.9B by 2009
Takes a 9.7% stake in Shanda, a Chinese operator whose arsenal includes massively multiplayer games
Shareholders vote against the board, win proxy battle that could ultimately reduce executive pay
Oracle is quietly moving into the service delivery platform market with the acquisition of Hotsip – others to come
From the tenure track at BYU...
Lucent retirees once again tee up the executive pay issue, seeking to reduce the reliance management has on pension credits
Paranoia and software make for odd bedfellows.
As dualmode handsets head to market, new security threats emerge
Industry's first competitive trials proceeding with three mesh leaders
Networking giant successfully sells $6.5B in bonds to buy SFA and maintain 'financial flexibility,' says one analyst
Industry's first competitive trials proceeding with three mesh leaders
Guess who's listed among the creditors in Riverstone's Chapter 11 filing?
Light Reading has made yet another Top 20 list.
GSM operators promise interoperability, Microsoft promises mobile corporate capabilities
How many operators does it take to breathe life into mobile IM?
While operators await the government's decision on 3G licenses, analyst says Unicom will be broken up
While China's operators await the government's decision on 3G licenses, industry observer says China Unicom will be broken up
As Heraclitus might say, in a fast-changing market only fast-change artists prosper
Mobile operator Hutchison 3G will offer Skype connectivity to its subscribers in up to eight markets around the world
Shower after shopping.
Lucent targets GSM operators with a multifunctional edge IP router that can fill in gaps in high-speed wireless data coverage
Funny how the lemmings switch direction.
Snapshots from Friday's FCC meeting.
Voice may push WLANs to the brink.
Verizon exec says some 300 negotiations are in play as the carrier plots its next round of video service cities
Phone vendors bring converged cellular and WiFi mobiles to market, but who's buying?
Company's Q1 earnings are on target, and officials say it could be ready for a shopping spree
Experts questioning lofty valuation.
Partnerships and third-party access are now the big trends in the enterprise WiFi industry
Opens 3GSM with mobile email barrage and RIM in its crosshairs
It's lightweight and compact.
Stop crying, build the tiers
Virgin Mobile preps mobile TV service, Microsoft lands China Mobile deal, plus more Day 1 news
Pets! In uniforms! Uniforms on pets! Did we mention it's about pets in uniforms?
Hutchison Whampoa backs out of IPO plans for its Italian 3G unit, citing a weak European telecom market
Soon you will be one of us...
A habit might become Paris Hilton.
All sides debate whether local video franchises are holding up nationwide video deployments at the FCC's open meeting
Operators need frameworks in order to better control who uses their networks, according Services Software Insider
Revenue upticks slightly but losses are bigger than expected and guidance remains gloomy
While Blackberries still dominate, the market moves inexorably toward open standards and more alternatives
The high-end 3G Treo 700p could be out next month
The status of IMS is set to be one of the hotly debated topics at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona next week
BT has developed a multifunctional home gateway with Thomson and 2Wire, preparing for broadband services offerings
HFCL Infotel forms partnerships to offer triple-play services in India
Something else to worry about, kids!
How far do service providers want to get into your house?
The startup says its IP service delivery platform might help carriers get something back from new broadband apps
Component and module suppliers are working on a new optical module form factor called SFP+ that could eventually supplant XFP
While not for everyone, Skype-compatible mobile phones could attract tech-savvy enterprises
Burning money like no tomorrow
Enterprise users remain leery and hope for a peaceful resolution of the dispute
US LEC SVP Jeffrey Blackey looks at the challenges of the next-generation network and how carriers can help business and enterprise customers take full advantage of their own network investments. He also looks at the new services that carriers can now provide for enterprises and the benefits of being able to dynamically allocate resources with an all-IP network
CEO talks about VOIP, IPTV, WiMax, and fixed/mobile convergence during BT's Q3 conference call
We're gay, we're penguins, get used to it!
Puts together an IPTV test package that monitors IP gear, video equipment, and IPTV user experience
Google's Vint Cerf and the NCTA's Kyle McSlarrow were on Capitol Hill testifying before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on the topic of 'net neutrality.'
White House tax plan will never fly.
Enterprises are only beginning to grapple with the challenges of managing mobile devices
Financial services companies seek new opportunities and non-traditional partners
Strong demand still hasn't translated to revenues as Avanex continues its transition to Asian manufacturing
Welcome to Vonage Air...
The company hopes its CEO's past won't hinder its plan to raise big bucks on the public markets
Global Crossing's Bud Basu says enterprise customers are often overwhelmed by buildling global IP networks
Tandberg accelerates its push into MPEG-4 encoding by picking up SkyStream for a song
Everything's bigger down there.
I know why the caged monkey shrieks.
Colt Telecom rolls out managed IP PBX service with an eye towards convergence
Nortel to pay $575 million in cash and to issue $1.9 billion worth of stock to settle class action lawsuits
How low can the telcos go? The cost of a DSL connection plunged to yet another record low late last week when AT&T slashed the prices of its two introductory broadband tiers to $12.99 a month and $17.99 a month, respectively, for new subscribers.
With numbers meeting optimistic expectations, Cisco cheers investors and predicts a strong Q3
Funambol offers another alternative to Blackberry, in case of shutdown
Riverstone will file for Chapter 11 protection in order to enable a $170M purchase by Lucent
A Senate committee heard a star-studded panel of stakeholders in the network neutrality square-off Tuesday morning
Spreading through the store, on the ward, and at the baggage claim area, radio tags aren't quite mainstream, yet
When customers yawn, it doesn't matter how cool your new technology is
As the popular the IM services begin to interconnect, eBay may soon make Skype a more open service
Says it may be time to end 'free lunch.'
When the feds say 'Trust us,' it's time to check your wallet – and your phone.
Sources say Moto is replacing linecards for FTTP gear in Verizon's network, but Motorola and Verizon say nothing's wrong
Don't hold your breath.
Symbol handhelds free home inspectors from paper trail
For just $575 a minute, you, too, can fund the FCC.
As AirMagnet and others integrate site survey tools into their network sniffers, users so far are underwhelmed
WiFi operator The Cloud fluffs up the scale of its wireless broadband deployments and its VC funding
IMS directory developer Apertio raises $30M on the way to an IPO and scores deal with Vodafone
Wear those helmets, kids.
You have nothing to lose but your hangovers.
Google could go big in WiMax.
Things are getting testy in the inventory management sector as rivals claim to have kicked each other out of carrier accounts
They join prominent VCs in betting $21.7 million on FON, a Spanish startup forming a worldwide WiFi-sharing community
WiFi operator The Cloud fluffs up the scale of its wireless broadband deployments and its VC funding
ABC ensures game with no offense.
Comcast reported mixed subscriber results for the fourth quarter of 2005 and subdued guidance for 2006.
Ralph Ballart, the public face of Project Lightspeed, has moved on to Alcatel, sources say
Here's a thought: Let's wait to see if NTP has valid patents before shutting down RIM.
Players will need quick feet to keep pace with the carrier Ethernet market in another booming year.
The world's third most popular football game
Notebooks sold more in retail than PCs last year, enterprise to follow in 2008, according to Current Analysis
Telecom has a new name.
The four executives responsible for Cisco spin-in Andiamo are at it again with a new startup
As BT completes contract negotiations, it's working hard to overcome the shortcomings of its preferred suppliers
Dueling role models
For the most unwired Super Bowl ever, Ford Field will be one gigantic WiFi hotspot
Time Warner division borrows a trick from the file-sharing community to deliver DVD-quality video
Get your fact detection rings on, kiddies!
GPON is on Huawei and Nortel's minds, as Nortel says the companies have bid for the RBOCs' GPON RFP
Loud approval from TV pundit Jim Cramer sends Bookham stock skyrocketing but the Q3 forecast sends it back down
Despite the hype around location services, users aren't getting the message – yet
Fearless leader submits to PR grilling.
Motorola says it is closing its Rohnert Park, Calif. facility, the former home of Next Level Communications
Ten more years of Republicans.
RIM opponent expected to appeal; resolution of case could come this month
With current partner Nortel jumping into bed with Huawei, ECI is in talks with other players about getting a foot in the RBOC door
Just what should we call 'em?
With 2005 profits of €930 million and the wind in its sails, Alcatel announces its first shareholder dividend for four years
VoIP Inc., a voice over IP (VoIP) network services provider to carriers and ISPs, is helping Google get into the VoIP game, according to a SEC filing on Monday.
One time, my boss followed me to the bathroom…
Components company reports Q2 losses of less than a penny per share but still has a long way to go
They make 'em bigger in Texas, even the video survelliance networks
He'll still be chairman, but the Corvis founder is stepping down as CEO. Investors appear relieved
Tells investors and analysts that its Project Lightspeed will debut in 21 US markets by year's end
Wall Street analysts don't spook easily.
Atlanta startup aims to sell its Internet TV service via cable providers, telcos, and even satellite companies
IDC pegs Smartphone maker with 62 percent marketshare, but notes Microsoft, RIM could be stronger in 2006
3Com moves out, Marvell takes over. It's a sign.
Patent disputes roiling the Internet economy are good for no one – especially not for customers
More and more service providers in Central and Eastern Europe are pushing VOIP to their customers as broadband uptake grows
Once upon a time you dressed so fine...
THUS acquires enterprise service providers Your Communications and Legend Communications for £70M
Is our name really too generic?
Nortel and Huawei are forming a joint venture to develop 'ultra broadband technologies' for the global market
Refreshing candor from a critic