As the US considers nationalizing industries to stem job losses, policymakers should be guided by lessons from the telecom bubble
Contentinople presents its top 10 stories for the month of February
Hope you remember how to tie a Double Windsor!
Ericsson had a booth at MWC, but that was just a teaser – when we went for our photo tour, we were shown around an entire hall!
In fact, he's downright happy to have gotten five years of work out of that gig
Why Nokia should concentrate on building a better smartphone and leave the low-margin laptops to Dell and HP
The former 3 GHz overlay specialist will emerge from the ashes next month with a new name and a new product game plan
In his last interview with LRTV as CEO of Telstra, Sol Trujillo says mobile Internet access is starting to pay off for the carrier, as higher speeds encourage more downloading and higher non-SMS data revenues. For applications developers, this should encourage a change in the way services are delivered, he says
Kudelski submits proposal valued at $127 million to acquire all the Class A shares of set-top software firm it doesn't already own
Sol Trujillo quits as CEO of Telstra
Getting religion in the Quaker State
German giant's stock rises on healthy 2008 results, thanks largely to the performance of its mobile operations
What was in Alcatel-Lucent's booth at Mobile World Congress? Join us on a 20-minute tour of the stand's highlights
Startup says it will sell its convergence wares to service providers, OEMs, and straight to consumers
Nobody panic. There's no new logo
Pics and caps from our Light Leading Live event in Denver at The Cable Center
A panel at Stanford University thinks the online ad market will stick it out this year
MSO has most of its network enabled for Docsis 3.0 and expects to launch wideband services soon
Some cable ops are pondering RF over Glass architectures, but capacity demands may soon require PON-based upgrades
Website 'under construction,' no word yet on 'NewCo'
Factors stack up against a fiber explosion – can Viv save the day?
The Spanish giant is on a roll, with 2008's financials on the rise and 2009 set to show further growth, except for capex
After its fourth-quarter and full-year sales were way higher than any expected, who knows what will come next?
Magic at the FCC
To roll out WCDMA networks for China Unicom and provide TD-SCDMA and GSM networks for China Mobile
Tomorrow Yahoo will announce its big restructuring plan – which execs will be out?
Interested in Nortel's presence at Mobile World Congress? No prizes for guessing that LTE was involved
MSO is setting the stage for Docsis 3.0, but is content to wait
With those numbers, wouldn't you?
Vodafone checks out repeaters in several market trials, but says it's still committed to femtocells
CEO Steve Ballmer says the company won't build its own smartphone, as Apple's iPhone has already captured all the 'consumer market mojo'
CableLabs has locked down the specs to ensure a stable platform and to prevent potential 'feature creep'
This bailout thing seems to be working so far
The optical company may have found a buyer
That's 5,000 announced reductions in the past several months
Rouzbeh Yassini says Docsis 3.0 is challenged by its 'bursty' nature and upstream limitations
France Telecom's Orange is checking out femtocells to boost indoor coverage for business customers, but not consumers
Korean content delivery network CDNetworks is merging with US-based competitor Panther Express
NOOOOOOO!!! I mean, YEEESSSSS!!!
The emergence in 2008 of solid products and real revenue are a good start, but what's in store for P-OTS in 2009 and beyond?
Cord cutting isn't happening, but I think something huge is about to. Where'd I put my pom poms?
Global Crossing finally confirms that it has partnered with Limelight and EdgeCast to resell content delivery services to its customers
TV.com is opening up some of its video to international users
Improved results plus more cost cuts equals stock leap
Without mentioning Cisco by name
Juniper's ready to invade the data center. Aaaand, that's about all we know
The new CEO pledges to keep costs reined in even as Juniper increases R&D spending and pushes into enterprise markets
Finnish phone maker encourages sabbaticals and holidays
Cable MSOs may make long-form broadband fare available in various ways
New Pyramid report says the Philipines will see a broadband boom in the coming years driven by the rollout of fixed WiMax services
Just when you thought it wasn't possible for the numbers to go any higher... India adds 15.4 million wireless lines in January
Mobile operator trims UK workforce
As domestic revenues continue to slide, NTT DoCoMo is looking to foreign markets for growth
FCC has fast-tracked a gob of new proposals that aim to accomodate the new 'hard' broadcast digital TV transition date
More pics from the crowded avenues and halls at last week's Mobile World Congress
People are watching more TV on traditional televisions, the Web, and mobile devices
KJ takes the stage tomorrow
Do you suffer from abibliophobia?
Didn't make it to Mobile World Congress? Or maybe you didn't get to check out the Nokia Siemens stand? We did it for you, with photos
Telcos are falling behind
LRG says few consumers are giving TV the heave-ho in favor of broadband
Words like 'doom' can't be good
Motorola says it cut jobs in its WiMax terminal business in Florida as part of its wider losses
Despite plans to cut its overall capex, AT&T plans to invest another $1 billion in its global corporate-customer-focused capabilities
Metrocast, BendBroadband, and Sunflower Broadband sign on to beta test 'HITS AxIS,' a centralized platform for enhanced TV apps
Mid-sized MSO the latest to use switched digital video to free up head room for more hi-def content
Optical maverick scores more European business
Comcast plans to offer a new Web video service later this year, internally referred to as 'On Demand Online'
The back-and-forth continues, since Hulu pulled its content from TV.com two days ago
Another year, and another Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where the mood was sunny, and the horses were plentiful. Yes, horses...
Former MobileOne CEO Neil Montefiore says carriers need to keep a better eye on their customers and learn to share with apps makers
Here's a link to the final 785-page PDF document
The mobile sector of the telecom business is ""fairly recession proof"" says former MobileOne Ltd. CEO Neil Montefiore. But the challenge for operators, he says, is to decide whether to upgrade their networks, subsidize handsets, and embrace new technologies like LTE in uncertain economic times
Because, ya know, that'll learn it...
The cable operators are in talks with major cable network owners to make their content available online to subscribers
Governments must become increasingly involved in creating a financial system that does not cater only to the few
The breakup of Nortel starts with the proposed sale of its application delivery switches to 'Stalking Horse' Radware
Even in a tough economy, analysts see Asia as the world's hope for continued fiber access growth
Testing the big numbers at OFC/NFOEC
Carrier bids goodbye to 2008 with a $2.8 billion net loss on revenues of $35.6 billion
The former Avici Systems might be reaching the end of its rope
Cable standards body kicks off '3D over Cable' project to see if the industry needs a new set of uniform standards for the technology
Overbuilder bucks the trend by boosting capex by 15% to support a 'fill-in' strategy and a gradual upgrade to Docsis 3.0
Mark Pickens, Microfinance Analyst with CGAPs Technology Program, explains CGAP's function, and talks about how mobile handsets and services can open a door to deliver banking services to the poor all over the globe
The FCC still wants a recounting of cable subscribership stats, but industry groups are balking at the idea
The Dancing Girls Fiscal Health Metric shows all's well in mobile
While other markets see a drop in fixed-line subscriptions, they're still growing in Russia, finds Pyramid Research
Confusing regulations and tax codes are keeping dollars out of the mobile infrastructure worldwide, says VimpelCom CEO
Femtocells are a scam you don’t need, and the very existence of the T-Mobile [email protected] solution shouts that loud and clear
Sachs says investment in infrastructure and new growth areas can stop the insanity
Yes, big incumbent carriers do think of spectrum as a competitive weapon
Vodafone wants fatter backhaul pipes and is putting a number of microwave Ethernet vendors through their paces before it makes any decisions
The CEA is arguing that a Cablevision's set-top waiver shouldn't have gotten extended to 2010
Cable MSO moves closer toward its 3G/4G ambitions after hiring two more wireless experts
Hulu pulls its content from TV.com after the site reports explosive growth
Comcast execs offer updates on the MSO's WiMax and advanced advertising efforts
LTE talk takes a back seat (temporarily) to the vendor's deal with a Hong Kong operator
Despite slower growth in Q4, Comcast sets aggressive targets for rolling out Docsis 3.0 and going 'all-digital' in '09
Santiago Tenorio Sanz, head of Radio Network Products at Vodafone UK, says the operator's trials helped it push the limits of HSPA+, finding it could deliver downlink speeds in excess of 20 Mbit/s, or around twice as much bandwidth as today's HSPA. The operator intends to begin offering service based on the technology this year.
Rob Conway says China's got the right idea regarding telecom investment
Ericsson CEO: Everything's fine, so far
Everyone knows about Cisco's femtocell
Claiming IMS is too rigid and has progressed too slowly, consultant Tom Nolle has launched an open-source alternative
With no Verizon win, what now for Nortel's LTE plans?
We've found another neighborhood where AT&T, Verizon, satellite, and cable are all about to duke it out
Mobile packet core specialist is gearing up to build on its early LTE success at Verizon Wireless, says CEO Ash Dahod
Verizon calls on Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent for LTE
Ray Le Maistre, MWC 2009, 1
CBS will use Microsoft's Silverlight to offer March Madness games in HD
As mobile broadband gets real, operators such as TeliaSonera and Telstra are pushing ahead with next-gen rollouts
No test at the MPLS World Congress, with good reason
T-Mobile sees LTE deployments starting some time in 2011 and has plans to test HSPA+ this year
Employees are reportedly on strike in response to JDSU selling its plant and their jobs to Sanmina-SCI
Work out your rage over the financial crisis... for only $99.95
Hong Kong operator CSL is to deploy a complete new software-defined radio (SDR) network from ZTE for its HSPA+ services and LTE migration
36 percent of 'full power' US TV stations will terminate regular analog operations on or before February 17
Nokia & Qualcomm make strange bedfellows but they're working together on UMTS devices nonetheless
France Telecom's Paula Souloumiac discusses what types of mobile TV content are popular, the non-issue of mobile content security, and what it takes to drive higher revenues per user
AT&T speeds up LTE plans a notch
There's a lot of talk about the introduction of LTE at Mobile World Congress, but Ericsson's CEO is banking on years of HSPA growth
Chinese firm shows prototype Android phone it expects to release in Q3 2009
Alcatel-Lucent's new president of end-to-end 4G/LTE networks, Mary Chan, talks to Unstrung about LTE product plans
T-Mobile plans to launch a limited commercial femto service in Germany later this year after completing friendly user trials
Motorola takes LTE on the streets of Barcelona
The two are working together to deliver video of the US's biggest cycling event
More phones based on Google's operating system are expected in Barcelona this year
Packet management technologies are becoming more prominent in the wireless world as mobile data volumes increase
Bob Metcalfe should be pleased
Vendor blows out revenue and earnings in Q4, but chops 46 heads as part of a restructuring that will trim opex by $5M per year
Courtesy of Docsis 3.0, cable operators worldwide are launching into a data services speed race
Meet the C4c, a 'compact' version of the vendor's flagship CMTS
The mobile OS market's biggest problem is fragmentation, which will get worse before it gets better
Happy 1234567890 Day!
Everyone else in Ethernet is talking about wireless backhaul, so why not the MEF, too?
Even in a dismal economy, VoIP vendors are seeing some opportunities in security and SIP trunking
Once the broadband pauper of Europe, Greece now has plans to build a countrywide open access FTTH network that will cost €2.1 billion
Something to consider before switching services
More and more Internet users are opting to watch full episodes on the Web
Debt-loaded MSO plans to file a prearranged Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization on April 1
Cox exec says new traffic system is a 'tactical tool that can go on the spot and attack a problem that might crop up very quickly'
The road to ROADMs
Congressman Cummings prioritizes
Femtocells will play a big part in the festivities at this year's Mobile World Congress with more operator announcements expected
Carrier says it has earmarked more than 20% of its $2B global expansion for Asia
Commission provisionally denies more than 100 transition requests, but stations have until Friday to file for reinstatement
Darwin and Lincoln 200 years old today
Partners strengthen their relationship with a Carrier Ethernet package of switches and management software
Docsis vendor hits expectations, but warns of a CMTS purchasing 'breather' from Comcast in the first quarter of '09
At the Mobile World Congress this year, vendors are expected to talk up the commercial readiness of their products
Femtocell terms get out of hand
The chipmaker's success has turned its quarterly earnings into a status update on Cisco's and Juniper's latest
The company debuts a new service, with a catch
As consumer demand fades, the world's largest cellphone maker will close down multiple manufacturing sites to cut costs by about $905 million annually
The FCC could prohibit more than 100 TV stations from ceasing regular analog operations on Feb. 17
It's progress, but not as we'd like it! Heavy Reading analyst sees Europe falling further behind North America and Asia/Pacific
Time Warner Cable could split from Time Warner Inc. in mere weeks
491 TV stations intend to cease regular analog operations on February 17, the original DTV transition date. But will the FCC let them?
Israeli vendor has a taker for its new GPON platform; plus other news from the FTTH Council Europe event in snowy Denmark
Verizon CTO Richard Lynch says he will announce vendor selections for LTE at the Mobile World Congress next week
Crowds flock to Copenhagen for FTTH event
Test lab EANTC puts MPLS-TP through its paces
The new 7210 reaches Ethernet CPE territory
In a filing full of layoff talk and corporate jet cuts, we find that Nortel still plans to reward its employees who pound out patents
Connection application lets BlackBerry and iPhone users find the best times and places for data dumps
Combined, companies are worth $2.5B
Satellite TV giant tells recession to take a hike in Q4
Appeals court denies Verizon's attempt to overturn an FCC order that prevents the telco from using some controversial retention tactics
RCN is starting to wire up its systems for Docsis 3.0, taking on Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Cablevision in New York and Boston
Vendor says mobile data traffic will exceed mobile voice traffic by 2010
Mobile data traffic to increase 66-fold between 2008 and 2013, by which time it will reach 2 exabytes a month, forecasts Cisco
Taking a small swipe at router vendors, IP Infusion proposes that BGP route servers get split from the router
Motorola formally enters the 'RF over Glass' sector with a deal that gives it exclusive access to Alloptic's family of MicroNodes UPDATED 2:30 PM
The loneliness of an early Latitude adopter
China's IPTV services have to stand out by being interactive and entertaining
BesTV's Ian Chin says telco IPTV in China is bundled with broadband subscriptions and comfortably coexists as an interactive supplement to a linear cable TV service in many households. But he says Chinese carriers want to soon make an IPTV subscription something that is delivered to consumer homes, office PCs, and mobile phones.
Cable engineers give high marks to platform that could enable digital set-tops to access Web-sourced video fare
But what might they buy with it?
Examining the upstarts hoping to break into the LTE base station market dominated by the big four RAN equipment vendors
A cheaper touch worldwide
MSO is in process of reclaiming analog spectrum in the Bay Area, a move that will generate headroom for more HD, VoD, and Docsis 3.0
The first 100 awards of the Grammys went online this year
As the mobile OS wars wage on, the LiMo Foundation announced Telefónica and SK Telecom are its latest operator backers
An analyst report says Motorola is picking up FiOS GPON buildouts at AlcaLu's expense
Danish incumbent to open up its network to third-party developers as it joins the growing number of Telco 2.0 early adopters
Portland cost $45M to unwire
Satellite giant may be more vulnerable to recession-driven downgrades than its rivals
Vodafone and Hutchison's 3 merge operations Down Under
thePlatform today announced that it has begun reselling CDN and cloud storage services
The company's multi-pronged strategy starts by reselling third-party services, but the carrier could roll out its own CDN
Operator's latest TV ad will make you smile
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
Stations are free to flip the digital switch on February 17, but it's clear that delay backers want everyone to wait until June 12
Muni in Milledgeville!
Despite reporting dismal earnings yesterday
U-verse customers can now upgrade to a rechargeable remote. Is that the sound of one hand clapping I hear?
The recession could drive new relationships between online companies and service providers, facilitating the growth of Internet video
MSO taking a hard look at how RFoG, EPON, and 10-Gig EPON can help out in greenfields and MDUs, and aid its biz-service plans
Spanish giant Telefónica puts further faith in Chinese vendor
It's earnings season, and the forecasts are falling
By the rest of us
Danish incumbent is the latest to field-trial femtocell technology and could move to a commercial deployment by the end of 2009
Full-power broadcasters must notify the FCC by Monday if they intend to terminate analog service on or after February 17
Canadian MSO gets big bragging rights with a new Docsis 3.0 tier that enables downstream bursts that hit the magical 100-Mbit/s mark
Sanmina-SCI offers a hand, but JDSU won't be giving up on manufacturing
Perennial chart-topper sets a new record for video traffic in December
Carriers thwarted as the EU holds firm on mobile termination fees
3:10 PM -- Like some US MSOs, some cablers up north aren't giving short shrift to switched digital video...
Are you watching, Europe? Dutch incumbent shows what can be done by joining in with municipal fiber access rollout in Amsterdam
We heart the heartland
The Ethernet-over-bonded copper pair market has been holding up fairly well, fueled by the promise of a quick return on investment
Telcos are showing progress against cable
No, not the software kind
What does it mean for Clearwire?
Not convinced TWC is attacking competition with a sense of urgency, analyst cuts stock to 'Sell'
MSO confirms it will impose monthly Internet usage caps, but the new ceilings won't apply to Charter's new Docsis 3.0 service
Router and service provider sales are down but not out. Meanwhile, Cisco is still promising an aggressive consumer push
With restructuring underway, Nortel is taking its Metro Ethernet Networks division off the block
An interesting little snippet
Ahead of MWC, Nokia Siemens unveils a software-defined, multi-standard base station that supports GSM, UMTS, and LTE
Nortel's president of carrier networks, Richard Lowe, says vendor is committed to LTE and wireless
But they're taking a tally just in case
Canadian MSOs whipping up wideband trials and deployments
Dragged down by the world economy, Cisco says its Q3 sales will drop a stunning 15% to 20% from a year ago
With House and Senate approval in hand, bill now awaits the signature of President Obama, who's already in favor of the four-month delay
Time Warner and Disney report disappointing results
Wall Street's not expecting much from the telco equipment sector next quarter
And other itidbits from this morning's earnings call
What's up, and what might be down
MSO is cutting 1,250 jobs to further reduce costs, but also expects to deploy WiMax service in 'at least one market' this year
Ten years from now, the average household will be running a 1-Gbit/s fixed Internet connection – the only question is how to get there
But a cool (yet creepy) location feature is coming to the G1
The 'real' 100-Gig era can't begin until someone has a 'real tester'
MSO adds subs in most product categories, but the rate of growth dipped in the midst of a tough economy and surging competition
Goodwill impairment charge sends Alcatel-Lucent's full year numbers deep into the red as it gears up for a tough 2009
Nortel's bankruptcy put a dent in Alvarion's revenues while restructuring charges led the vendor to post a Q4 loss of $4.8M
Web video firm worries Cox's traffic management will treat its P2P-based service as a 'second-class citizen'
Does the new Yahoo CEO have a press management problem?
Last call for the Mobile Devices unit?
Even Moto's set-top unit didn't get through Q4 unscathed
2009 will provide a vital opportunity for SIP services to demonstrate their full potential, and SIP trunking will be an important test case
Chinese vendor joins five other equipment vendors at Verizon and Vodafone's joint LTE trial
Putting a percentage on cuts and personal reevaluation
Will Android do it for Motorola in '09?
Moto's device chief has no idea when it will stop raining red ink
Moto posts a $3.6B loss for Q4, cuts its dividend, and says goodbye to its CFO
Edge routing startup says it has a more flexible capacity management tool than many similar ones used by operators today
FPGA company sees a chance to chip into an increasingly expensive ASIC market
Hulu's secret is finally revealed in Super Bowl commercial
Comcast: initial investigation suggests porn-interrupted Super Bowl moment 'was an isolated malicious act'
Apple wants Adobe to craft a specific version of Flash that will retain much of the functionality of the desktop version
How desperate is your gift search?
Q1 is going to come in light, possibly the result of U-verse delays. Prep the layoff machine
AT&T-DirecTV 'quad-play' bundle puts cable in the crosshairs, but Dish will likely feel the pinch in the short-term
Getting interactive with IPTV will take time, patience, and just the right content
Comcast says its VoIP service does not fall under the new system it is using to manage high-speed Internet traffic UPDATED 2/3 4:30 PM
Deutsche Telekom's head of new media, Randolph Nikutta, tells us that the future of IPTV could be quite stunning. In an interview taped late last year, Nikutta told us the telco is rolling out interactive features in its IPTV service over the next few years, primarily with sports programming. But, he says, the technology exists to allow viewers to be their own directors in the next five to 10 years.
Digging into Qualcomm's Q4 'Earnings Quality'
Did everyone forget how to use their DVRs?
The 'virtualization' buzzword comes to telecom, where Juniper says it's got a better alternative to virtual routers
Sources say a sale of the Shenzhen, China, manufacturing facility is imminent