News & Views Latest Content View Content By Month
Yogis on Parade
Monkey Bidness | 9/14/2005

Hairy men gone wild.

BWA Vendors Grab Cash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2005

Aperto scores $17M while rival Navini appears to have chalked up another $25M

Wetters From Weaders
The Philter | 9/14/2005

So I take a note for your again...

Eat My Dust, Picasso!
Jonestown | 9/14/2005

For the art lovers amongst you, Rockwell meets Us Weekly, sorta.

Ethernet Growing Pains
News Analysis | 9/14/2005

Service providers at the Carrier Ethernet World Congress in Berlin say that carrier-class Ethernet still has a ways to go

NetCentrex CTO Olivier Hersent
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2005

NetCentrex CTO Olivier Hersent discusses IMS, IP telephony, and croissants

Dr. James Dodd
LRTV Interviews | 9/14/2005

Dr. James Dodd, managing director of Anthem Corporate Finance, talks telecom recovery

Future of Telecom – Europe
LRTV Documentaries | 9/14/2005

More than 350 folks from service providers and tech vendors gathered in London to talk VOIP, IP video, IMS, and next-generation IP networks

Airgo Speeds WLAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/14/2005

Chip startup revs wireless LAN up to 240 Mbit/s

Think, Then Speak
Red Panda | 9/13/2005

Reversing order could be hazardous to your job.

Hot Comm Stocks
Light Ranting | 9/13/2005

Cisco Pushes RFID
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2005

Wireless tracking technology appears to be next big enterprise push for Cisco

She Was Going Ape
Monkey Bidness | 9/13/2005

They're dosing my relatives.

MEF: Certification Wasn't Easy
News Analysis | 9/13/2005

The first round of Carrier Ethernet certifications included a lot of do-overs, the Metro Ethernet Forum says

MEF Rubber Stamps Ethernet Gear
News Analysis | 9/13/2005

Awards its first carrier Ethernet service-compliant certificates to 39 products from 16 vendors

Russian Purity of Essence
Monkey Bidness | 9/13/2005

Larry may have to change his wedding plans.

Can You Help Me Now?
The Philter | 9/13/2005

A little wireless hurricane PR, if you please.

Sun-Screen Alert
Light Ranting | 9/13/2005

Today's science news

Enea Revives Équipe Middleware
News Analysis | 9/13/2005

A small piece of Équipe lives on, and it's targeting the software side of the ATCA equation

802.16e Spec Nears Completion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/13/2005

Mobile WiMax standard could be ratified by month end

Bird Calls
Jonestown | 9/13/2005

Like a bird on the, er, wireless...

Faithful Cock
Monkey Bidness | 9/13/2005

What the world needs now...

Valley Wonk: DSL Man
Column | 9/13/2005

Visiting John Cioffi, the 'Father of DSL'

EBay/Skype: A Non-Friction Play
News Analysis | 9/13/2005

Skype investor explains how Skype's functionality is designed to eliminate a key 'point of friction' in eBay's auctions

Fun With Photoshop
Red Panda | 9/12/2005

Bush père et fils survey the flooding.

Kotura Cooks Up $13M
News Analysis | 9/12/2005

The components firm closes 'Series 2' funding to help ramp its VOA array

The Ruckus Room
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2005

What's in a name for Video54

Smartphone Software Neurosis
Jonestown | 9/12/2005

The Woody Allen-ification of wireless

Readers Didn't See Skype Deal
News Analysis | 9/12/2005

What does eBay really want with Skype? Readers don't quite get it...

Skype My eDonkey
Light Ranting | 9/12/2005

eDonkey, the Internet company with the most curious name, leads P2P.

Skype-Free Zone
Monkey Bidness | 9/12/2005

Now that Light Reading has gone All Skype All the Time...

Skype: Phast Phacts
The Philter | 9/12/2005

Skype now accounts for more than 46% of all North American Internet telephony traffic.

Kodiak Scores $15M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2005

One-time push-to-talk startup takes total VC injection to $25M

It's Safe to Eat Cheese Again
Monkey Bidness | 9/12/2005

It doesn't curdle your dreams.

Cheap Laughs
Red Panda | 9/12/2005

A man goes to the doctor...

Our Daily Pasta
Monkey Bidness | 9/12/2005

And God called the pasta Spaghetti; and the gathering together of the seasonings called he Marinara: and God saw that it was good.

A Doughy Dilemma
The Philter | 9/12/2005

Just got a note from a concerned employee of a company still missing 51 employees since Hurricane Katrina...

Skype's EBubble
Column | 9/12/2005

How much are the users really worth?

Columbia Cartel
The Philter | 9/12/2005

CTC's owner, Columbia Ventures, has its paws on several popular telecom concerns and is evidently using CTC to do some rolling up in a big way in the Northeast.

EBay Buys Skype for $2.6B
News Analysis | 9/12/2005

Internet retailer's share price dips as it makes the ultimate online purchase, buying VOIP service provider Skype for $2.6 billion

Alcatel Taps Layer 2
News Analysis | 9/12/2005

Enhances its 7750 Service Router to improve support for legacy Layer 2 services

Physician: "F*** Thyself"
Red Panda | 9/10/2005

Dr. Ben Marble, American hero, heckled Dick Cheney.

Wedding Smells
The Philter | 9/9/2005

I won't argue that whatever doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I've been married for seven years, by the way...

SunRocket Misfires Again
News Analysis | 9/9/2005

The Virginia-based VOIP provider is undergoing the latest in a string of outages that started this summer

Lucent Preps Optical God Box
News Analysis | 9/9/2005

New modular box will combine STS1 crossconnect, WDM, and packet processing, sources say

Drunks: The Next Generation
Red Panda | 9/9/2005

The unbearable lightness of being a kid.

Pope Joins Hammerhead
News Analysis | 9/9/2005

Good Lord! Mahi Networks founder Kevin Pope is enlisting at Hammerhead Systems

Mobile TV Gets Turned On
News Analysis | 9/9/2005

Unstrung Insider claims 'cellevision' could become a breakthrough, mass-market mobile data service

Queen City Pink
Monkey Bidness | 9/9/2005

'She came at me with her Hello Kitty® parasol!'

Microsoft Soups Up the Set-Top
News Analysis | 9/9/2005

Partners with Thomson and Intel on user-friendly set-top boxes

China De-Skyping?
Light Ranting | 9/9/2005

Reports say China Telecom is starting to clamp down on Skype.

Anything but Utah!
Red Panda | 9/9/2005

Even in disaster, Southerners have their standards.

All Hail OFDMA!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2005

WiMax and 3G might be bloodthirsty competitors, but they’re moving to common ground, says BT honcho

Mobile TV Gets Turned On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2005

Unstrung Insider claims 'cellevision' could become a breakthrough, mass-market mobile data service

Cisco Finds Another Flaw
News Analysis | 9/9/2005

New IOS vulnerability relates to FTP and Telnet authentication

Monkey Is an Ass Man
Monkey Bidness | 9/9/2005

No accounting for taste.

Crisis? What Crisis?
Monkey Bidness | 9/9/2005

Exxon feels your pain. Not.

Czarina Katrina
Monkey Bidness | 9/9/2005

Make way, Fantastic 4: Here come the Hurricane Czar!

[Expletive Deleted]
Red Panda | 9/8/2005

Dick urged to perform an anatomical impossibility.

Aggregation Aggravation
News Analysis | 9/8/2005

BT and Telenor keynotes highlight different strategies over aggregation networks

JDSU Tunes In Agility
News Analysis | 9/8/2005

Seven years and $200M later, tunable laser vendor Agility finds a buyer

Shamed by His Poor Grammar
Red Panda | 9/8/2005

From the email hopper, a real stinker.

'Q' as in Quick! Shoot Me!
Monkey Bidness | 9/8/2005

Maybe my gaydar's outta whack...

Paul Reynolds, CEO, BT Wholesale
LRTV Interviews | 9/8/2005

BT Wholesale's Paul Reynolds discusses BT's 21CN, soccer, video's impact on telecom carriers, and haggis (not really)

Keep Your PBX Dry
The Philter | 9/8/2005

I know hurricanes are a boon to generator salesmen. But hosted PBX hawkers? Who knew?

After the Ball Is Over
Monkey Bidness | 9/8/2005

Ask for the chef's special sauce.

FOTE: VOIP, Video & Carlsberg
News Analysis | 9/8/2005

Enterprise VOIP catches on, video raises the eyebrows, and a lager loosens the lips

Alvarion WiMaxes Lucent
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/8/2005

Previously announced WiMax OEM deal also includes development of mobile 802.16e kit

Cracker Crime Pays
Monkey Bidness | 9/8/2005

Scum-sucking lowlife faces slap on hairy knuckles.

Chinese Versus Indian
Monkey Bidness | 9/8/2005

Outsourcing: Which is better?

The 'T' Word
Red Panda | 9/8/2005

Those small differences that matter so much

EBay & Skype Bubbling?
Light Ranting | 9/8/2005

Skype for $2-3B? You don't say...

Hammerhead Cries XML
News Analysis | 9/8/2005

After talking up edge routers and pseudowires, the company reveals it's got an XML strategy, too

Terayon Adding MPEG-4/AVC Support to CherryPicker
BroadBananas | 9/7/2005

Heading into the IBC 2005 conference in Amsterdam this week, Terayon Communication Systems announced plans to add support for MPEG-4/AVC on its DM 6400 Network CherryPicker digital video processing platform.

Jonestown | 9/7/2005

Can 100 songs really satisfy the MP3 generation?

Observers Tally Storm's Telecom Toll
News Analysis | 9/7/2005

The dependence of next-gen communications on basic public utilities severely limited their usefulness

AirGo's SOHO Go-Go
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2005

Airgo grabs more funding as it goes for the high-end SOHO market

A Ciena Payback
The Philter | 9/7/2005

Since Jan. 2, 2004, Ciena's stock has lost 68% of its value.

NTL's NGN Hell
News Analysis | 9/7/2005

The move to next-gen networks causes carriers to rethink everything

Dodd's Recipe for Recovery
News Analysis | 9/7/2005

Financial guru says it's inevitable that the PTTs will pull an IBM, migrating to consulting and enterprise services

Drunk Woman Stoned
Monkey Bidness | 9/7/2005

Dontcha hate when that happens?

Adtran Cranks Up the Volume
News Analysis | 9/7/2005

Company's boost of the numbas sends shares soaring

Ericsson Invests $1B in China
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/7/2005

Vendor targets 35 percent marketshare of lucrative 3G infrastructure business

Fast. Web.
The Philter | 9/7/2005

The Italians are breaking out their Members Only jackets and LA Looks hair gel for a little retro celebration today...

Oh, Those Wacky Brits
Red Panda | 9/7/2005

Plus ça change on the Anglo-French relations front.

21st Century Babel
Monkey Bidness | 9/7/2005

Beware the Google Monster.

Cisco's CRS-1 Charms C&W
News Analysis | 9/6/2005

Cable & Wireless's pledge to use Cisco's CRS-1 is only half as big a deal as you might think

Intel Capital Goes for Czech Mate
News Analysis | 9/6/2005

Intel Capital makes its largest investment in Eastern Europe to date

Gilligan Is Dead
Monkey Bidness | 9/6/2005

Embarks on his final three-hour cruise.

Level 3, XO Rethink MSPPs
News Analysis | 9/6/2005

A movement is afoot to improve the way MSPPs handle Ethernet, and a new type of box may be in order

HP Takes Flash Approach to SDPs
News Analysis | 9/6/2005

Teams up with Flash company Macromedia to bolster its service delivery platform offering to carriers

Wave a Red Hankie
Monkey Bidness | 9/6/2005

We resume our series of achondroplasic reportage.

Feel Like a Swim?
Monkey Bidness | 9/6/2005

Chappaquiddick explained.

Telecom Global Warming
Column | 9/6/2005

Broadband, wireless, and IP convergence is happening across the world

Travel Notes: Gatwick
Light Ranting | 9/6/2005

Visiting the 'Loo of the Year'

HP Flashes to SDPs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/6/2005

Teams up with Flash company Macromedia to bolster its service delivery platform offering to carriers

FT Heralds Ethernet Breakthrough
News Analysis | 9/5/2005

French incumbent says it's made a breakthrough in guaranteed service levels for multipoint Ethernet with the help of Atrica

Readers Wait on Mobile WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2005

Unstrung poll cites 2009/2010 as likely timeframe for commercial network launch, as incompatibility fears remain

Euro Altnets Step Up M&A
News Analysis | 9/5/2005

France's Free buys a WiMax operator, and Interoute swallows a hosting firm, Via Net.Works

Euro Altnets Step Up M&A
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2005

France's Free buys a WiMax operator and Interoute swallows a hosting firm, Via Net.Works

The Phinger
The Philter | 9/5/2005

Without missing a beat, I grabbed his finger and shook it, as you would a whole hand...

Light Reading to Hit London
News Analysis | 9/5/2005

The wraps come off the 'Future of Telecom - Europe 2005' event at the Olympia Conference Centre in London this week

Sorry, But This Ain't Funny
Monkey Bidness | 9/4/2005

Monkeys would have handled things better.

Real Rough Quasi-Sex
Monkey Bidness | 9/3/2005

Some women do not take rejection well.

The New Orleans Cable Connection
BroadBananas | 9/2/2005

Tropos Pairs With HP, Bags $15M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2005

Startup finds a friend and adds $15M to the coffers

Enterprise VOIP Is on Fire
News Analysis | 9/2/2005

We don't need no water; let a report from Infonetics detail the burn

Ohh Nooo!!!
Red Panda | 9/2/2005

Crushable clay figurine outsmarts Bush.

There Is a God in Utah
Monkey Bidness | 9/2/2005

A lovely couple who thoroughly deserve each other...

Katrina & the Waves
The Philter | 9/2/2005

Wireless Nuggets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2005

Nokia linked to Chinese TD-SCDMA deal, Telabria goes live in the UK, and WiMax conflicts arise

Desch Out at Telcordia
News Analysis | 9/2/2005

As Matt Desch heads towards a bumper 'Golden Goodbye' payout, former Lucent man Dan Carroll takes the helm

Chiaro Spins Off Optics
News Analysis | 9/2/2005

The core router company has shed its optical roots, turning its Israel operation into a spinoff

The Sweet Smell of Bog
Red Panda | 9/1/2005

Wales: Now available in bottles!

Hammy Phones It In
Jonestown | 9/1/2005

The world's only rodent-powered mobile?

DT Flings Billions at Fiber Access
News Analysis | 9/1/2005

Deutsche Telekom is embarking on a €3B FTTC project that will help deliver über bandwidth to German homes

$902 Million!
Red Panda | 9/1/2005

A tax rebate buried in yesterday's Lucent SEC filing

Tellabs CEO: Midsized Is Rightsized
News Analysis | 9/1/2005

Amid rumors that Tellabs may opt to become part of a larger supplier, Krish Prabhu says the company will thrive alone

Top Heavy Ciena
The Philter | 9/1/2005

Ciena's CEO makes a good living.

Ciena Boasts French Fancier
News Analysis | 9/1/2005

Better margins and a foot in the door at France Telecom could signal a turnaround... or not

Runcom Touts Mobile WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/1/2005

Previously muted Israeli silicon vendor claims early success with OFDMA technology

Runcom Races Into Mobile WiMax
News Analysis | 9/1/2005

Israeli silicon vendor claims early success with OFDMA technology

Finally: A Dog You Can Kick
Monkey Bidness | 9/1/2005

Better living robotically

Desperate Bid for Freedom
Monkey Bidness | 9/1/2005

Monkey tires of show bidness.

Revamped Amedia Aims for Access
News Analysis | 9/1/2005

Eleven-year-old Amedia bets Ethernet switched optical access is the big secret to big bandwidth

Sign In