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Li Takes Tropos Route
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Tony Li comes onboard as software guru at WiFi mesh firm

Bud Selig Is Shocked
Monkey Bidness | 3/31/2006


Luminous Still Twinkles
News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Adtran has acquired the startup's intellectual property, but somebody else will be shipping the stuff, too

BroadStream CEO Bolts
The Philter | 3/31/2006

BroadStream's got a new boss.

The Impact of Cord Cutting on Cable
BroadBananas | 3/31/2006

A Wall Street Journal Article today highlights a trend that is critical to cable operators: U.S. households increasingly ditching their landline telephone service and using mobile exclusively.

What's Next for TelecomNext?
News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Show organizers say the show was a success, but attendees are less sure of the value in yet another show

Telemedicine Man
The Philter | 3/31/2006

Paging Doctor Hologram. Paging Doctor Hologram.

OSS Firms Jump on IMS
News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Carriers with NGN aspirations are concerned about their back-office capabilities, and the OSS firms are ready and willing to help

Users See Mobility Boost in Faster 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2006

HSDPA and other faster 3G technologies could enable users to do more on the road with smartphones

Indoor Trouble
Jonestown | 3/31/2006

Want to talk on WiFi mesh? Take it outside.

LR Shakes Up Private Companies List
News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Four new faces debut on the list and four more hit the floor as LR updates one of its most talked about Top Tens

The Philter Index
The Philter | 3/31/2006

Often inebriated. Never duplicated.

MSOs to Fight IPTV With IPTV
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/31/2006

Cable operators won't sit idly by while the telco IPTV threat mounts -- they'll fight back with own flavor of IPTV.

Entrisphere Confirms Sprint Win
News Analysis | 3/31/2006

Broadband access vendor says it has won certification to sell gear inside of Sprint's wireline affiliates

Beer: To Your Health
Monkey Bidness | 3/30/2006

Throw out baby, save the bathwater.

Broadband USA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2006

As carriers promise updates, business users clamor for new mobile broadband services

Trains Run on Autopilot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2006

Booming freight traffic drives railways to seek efficiencies via wireless technology

FiberZone Starts Connecting
News Analysis | 3/30/2006

Founded by a GPON pioneer, the Israeli startup raises $8M more to build automated patch panels

Google Searches for TV Guy
News Analysis | 3/30/2006

Google seeks a 'Product Manager – Interactive TV'

BroadSoft Edges Closer to IPO
News Analysis | 3/30/2006

Ericsson and Lucent have helped beef up VOIP system vendor, which is expanding its Euro presence and IMS portfolio

The Other Side of Muni WiFi
Nearpoints | 3/30/2006

As is always the case, political questions have political – not technical – answers.

Reports: Alcatel/Lucent Deal Nears
News Analysis | 3/30/2006

French media reports suggest today's Alcatel board meeting is one of the final steps before an Alcatel/Lucent merger deal is signed

Cox Chooses New Automated Install Solution
BroadBananas | 3/29/2006

Cox Communications has selected an automated subscriber activation solution for high-speed data services from a little-known software start-up called Next Generation Broadband (NGB).

Bluetooth's Makeunder
Jonestown | 3/29/2006

It's what's under the hood that counts.

Harris Secures Spooks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2006

Supplier snags contract to supply federal government with faster encrypted WiFi cards

Juniper Readies Ethernet Launch
News Analysis | 3/29/2006

The company's first Ethernet box could arrive in May, sources say, with Ethernet blades to follow

Sling Media: We're Good for Cable
News Analysis | 3/29/2006

Sling says its video 'place shifting' device will help cable companies by extending their reach

Merger Would Benefit Lucent in IPTV
News Analysis | 3/29/2006

A merger with Alcatel may be Lucent's chance to be a part in fiber-driven IPTV rollouts in the future, analysts believe

IPOs & M&A: London Gossip
News Analysis | 3/29/2006

As NetCentrex gears up an IPO and Siemens addresses M&A issues, there is plenty of buzz at the London telecom event

Yo! Scratch This!
Monkey Bidness | 3/29/2006

Chimps can offer pointers.

Fast & Low: xG's Broadband Play
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/28/2006

Wireless broadband startup takes local approach to innovative broadband technology

Is Juniper Eyeing H3C?
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

A report from China says Juniper is in talks to acquire the Huawei/3Com joint venture

B&S Top Ten Recast
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

Byte and Switch casts a fresh list of Top Ten Private Companies, just in time for spring

The Perfect Storm
Cutting Loose | 3/28/2006

Per-minute prices for mobile calls is diving swiftly toward zero – and that's good news for enterprise network managers

Packet Creek Runs Deep
The Philter | 3/28/2006

Dinner. Dancing. How 'bout some hot InterPlay?

Verizon's EV-D'oh!
Jonestown | 3/28/2006

Maybe Verizon's ratcheted things down or maybe something else is afoot.

BT's Learning From Google
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

CTO says BT is learning from Google and others about Web-based software-defined services

21C World Forum: It's a Tie!
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

Tough choices at London show: Matt Bross, BT's CTO, in fancy dress, or some 'orgasmic chocolates'

Knology Launches TV Caller ID Service
Cable Guy | 3/28/2006

Beating the large MSOs to the punch, Knology Inc. is plunging forward into convergence services. The cable overbuilder is making waves this month by rolling out a caller ID on TV service to digital video and voice subscribers for $1.95 a month.

RBOCs Wait & See on P2P
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

P2P traffic may be on the rise, but some of the biggest phone companies in the US aren't worried (yet)

Barton Bill to Boost Telco Video
News Analysis | 3/28/2006

The House Commerce Committee Monday released its long-awaited bill creating a national video franchise; a hearing is set for Thursday

Got Security. Got Time?
Red Panda | 3/27/2006

If you see something... take a number.

Palm Pushes Deeper Into Enterprise
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/27/2006

Expanding salesforce and MS partnership give Treo a larger business foothold

Afaria's Mobile Feast
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/27/2006

Users like new security and sync options in the latest upgrade to the gadget management software

Vegas Outtakes, Part III
The Philter | 3/27/2006

Like an SNL sketch, I don't know when to stop.

Sun Still Has an IPTV 'DreaM'
News Analysis | 3/27/2006

The company says its IPTV distribution system offers carriers an open standards-based alternative to Microsoft TV

Arch Rock Racks $5M for Sensors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/27/2006

Stealthy startup plans wireless monitoring for servers and storage devices

Muni WiFi Fuss
The Martin Chronicles | 3/27/2006

Public benefit or 'mobile marketing ecosystem'?

Whiny Brat Alert
Monkey Bidness | 3/27/2006

They never stop whining.

Vegas Outtakes, Part II
The Philter | 3/27/2006

Yet again, more Vegas photos.

Infinera Numerates Its Numbers
News Analysis | 3/27/2006

As Infinera demos its 1.6-Tbit/s chip and talks revenues, BT's CTO says there's room for the company in 21CN plans

Vegas Outtakes
The Philter | 3/27/2006

More photos from lovely Las Vegas.

Alcatel, Thomson in M&A Spotlight
News Analysis | 3/27/2006

Alcatel's board to discuss potential Lucent merger on Thursday, while Thomson is also the subject of takeover talk

TelecomNext: In Pictures
News Analysis | 3/27/2006

There's nothing more distracting than working a tradeshow in Vegas. Not that we're complaining

Spatter-Proof Tech
Jonestown | 3/25/2006

A new application for touch-sensitive screens.

Toodaloo TDMA
The Martin Chronicles | 3/24/2006

Spectrum-hogging networks to go dark as Cingular gets off the TDMA dime.

RIM's Backend Kicker
Jonestown | 3/24/2006

The hidden charms of the Blackberry.

HIV Drug to Carry RF Tags
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2006

GlaxoSmithKline pilots electronic anti-counterfeiting system

Treo Hits New Highs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2006

Vendor adds more RIM-like features to combat Blackberry in business market

Ericsson's Riverstone Hangover
News Analysis | 3/24/2006

It may have lost out in the bid to buy Riverstone, but it's not short of carrier Ethernet equipment partners

Mesh Fit for a MAN's Job?
LR Mobile Column | 3/24/2006

With an explosion of interest in municipal networking, mesh technology is once again back in the spotlight.

Drunks Outwitted Again
Monkey Bidness | 3/24/2006

Who tipped off the cops?

Alcatel/Lucent: The Domino Factor
News Analysis | 3/24/2006

Should the two giants get wed, other mega-mergers could follow close behind, says analyst

Lucent & Alcatel: Quigley or Russo?
News Analysis | 3/24/2006

Should Alcatel and Lucent tie the knot, one of the key decisions will be choosing the CEO – Pat Russo or Mike Quigley?

BigBand Lands Four More Chinese Customers
Cable Guy | 3/24/2006

BigBand Networks has found a home away from home in China. The Silicon Valley-based tech vendor has inked deals for its broadband multimedia-service router (BMR) with four more Chinese cable operators in the past week.

Lucent, Alcatel Rekindle the Flame
News Analysis | 3/24/2006

The companies admit they're working on a possible merger valued at $33B

Mobile Core Wars
Column | 3/23/2006

Mobile softswitches really took off in 2005, sounding the death knell for legacy circuit-switched products

Europe First for Redmond Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2006

US carriers are expected to follow the Microsoft mobile email trail in the first half of this year

P&G Finds RFID Razor-Sharp
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2006

Consumer product giant likes the supply-chain data it gets with Vue Technology

BSNL: Love Me Tender!
News Analysis | 3/23/2006

Indian operator gives vendors about five weeks to submit bids for its monster GSM/ UMTS network equipment contract worth up to $4B

Finisar: Bookham Wouldn't Wash
News Analysis | 3/23/2006

CEO Jerry Rawls tells Light Reading why a merger didn't come very close to happening

TelecomNext: Notebook Nuggets
News Analysis | 3/23/2006

A collection of news snippets from a show that didn't live up to Supercomm standards, according to many vendors

Liberty Bails Out of France
News Analysis | 3/23/2006

Pan-European cable operator Liberty Global is selling its French business for $1.5 billion to private equity firm Cinven

It Is DUCK Tape
Monkey Bidness | 3/23/2006

And it's lousy for ducts.

TelecomNext Booth Reviews
Light Ranting | 3/23/2006

How many black leather couches can there be?

Nortel, Minerva Find IPTV Partners
News Analysis | 3/23/2006

Nortel says Minerva is its IPTV middleware of choice; the relationship has already earned Minerva a hearing at Verizon

iDon't Care
Jonestown | 3/22/2006

About an Apple smartphone... rumors or not.

Microsoft's Push Comes to Shove
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Microsoft's push email is struggling with enterprise readiness, according to analysts

March of the Trolls
The Martin Chronicles | 3/22/2006

Let's protect IP rights, not patent-holders' penchant for litigation.

Battling Backhaul Costs
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/22/2006

Reducing mobile backhaul costs will be the key to profitability for next-generation services

Towering Indignity
Monkey Bidness | 3/22/2006

...and lunatic spasms.

Adtran Buys Luminous Embers
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

The defunct RPR vendor winds up in the arms of Adtran, according to sources

TelecomNext: Even More Ethernet
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Nortel comes up with its carrier Ethernet philosophy; Ciena and Riverstone chime in with products

Snacking Good Times
The Philter | 3/22/2006

Telecom or snack food vendor?

Montel Rots Your Brain
Monkey Bidness | 3/22/2006

Guiding Light can kill.

Siemens Shuffles Top Deck
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Siemens Communications gets a new president as German giant revamps its management lineup

Yahoo Launches VOIP Service
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Yahoo takes on Skype with the launch of its pre-paid 'Phone Out' and 'Phone In' services for users of its instant messenger application

Lucent to Spend $207M for Riverstone
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Lucent wins Riverstone bankruptcy auction with $207M bid over Ericsson

FCC Helps Verizon's Enterprise Game
News Analysis | 3/22/2006

Industry groups were still lining up Tuesday to weigh in on the FCC's broad deregulation of Verizon's enterprise broadband business

Vegas Index
Light Ranting | 3/21/2006

In Limbo
The Philter | 3/21/2006

Need confusion? On the go? Try Limbo!

Footlose & Cable-Free
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2006

What are the applications of wireless USB for the user?

RIM's Unified Theory
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Superior technology and customer loyalty give Blackberry a head start over mobile apps rivals

Ruckus Rounds Up Pioneer
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Wireless networking startup focusing on IPTV rounds up its first US carrier customer, Pioneer Telephone

Whitacre, Martin Line Up on Neutrality
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

AT&T CEO Ed Whitacre and FCC Chairman Kevin Martin aim to please the crowd with a more diplomatic approach to net neutrality

BATM's Secret Slips Out
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Its press release, filename 'foundery,' cites a secret OEM partner for its Ethernet gear. Who could it be?

Mesh & the Mayor
Cutting Loose | 3/21/2006

Cities across the US are waking up to a new wireless future

Microsoft Wins IPTV Deal at DT
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Deutsche Telekom picks Microsoft's IPTV platform for its telco TV service, but problems remain at Swisscom

Vyyo Funding Hints at Cable Customers
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Goldman Sachs bets $25 million that the cable guys will use Vyyo's gear to squeeze fiber-like bandwidth out of coax last mile pipes

Sandvine Leaps on London Listing
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Share price leaps 33% on its debut on London's AIM market, valuing the firm at nearly $200 million

Boo-Hoo Ma Bell
The Philter | 3/21/2006

Just call her Ma Sensitive.

RBOCs to Vendors: More Nines, Please
News Analysis | 3/21/2006

Consolidating carriers are more demanding than ever, as noted at a TelecomNEXT CTO panel

Thinking About Mobile Media
Nearpoints | 3/21/2006

Quality matters when you reach the third screen

Glenn Britt Keynote
The Philter | 3/20/2006

No one is standing still.

BITS Bill Bites on Video Franchise
News Analysis | 3/20/2006

New legislation could accelerate IPTV deployment in the US by granting a national video franchise

Unshakeable Scoundrels
The Martin Chronicles | 3/20/2006

Fastow, Quattrone: How can we miss you when you won't go away?

Alcatel Shrinks Access Router
News Analysis | 3/20/2006

Access boxes are all the rage at TelecomNext, with the latest Alcatel router joining boxes from Adtran, ANDA, and Redback

SkyPilot Finds Muni Landing Strip
News Analysis | 3/20/2006

TriBand system offers layered service for cities, businesses

SkyPilot Finds Muni Landing Strip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/20/2006

TriBand system offers layered service for cities, businesses

Sources: Lucent, Nokia in Play for Siemens
News Analysis | 3/20/2006

Siemens is in talks about the possible sale of its black sheep Communications division, sources say

Predatory PR
The Philter | 3/20/2006

His name is Ryan Fitzgerald.

Broadband BlahBlahBlah
The Philter | 3/20/2006

A little something for the broadband time capsule.

Nearpoints | 3/20/2006

Verizon Outraged by Cable Response
BroadBananas | 3/17/2006

Earth to Bill
The Martin Chronicles | 3/17/2006

With Virtual Earth, MS is at it again.

Filling Out the Wireless Application
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Daniel Taylor of the Mobile Enterprise Alliance, on life beyond Blackberry and mobilizing new applications

A Shock Suit
The Philter | 3/17/2006

Howard Stern makes a shocking salary.

Ericsson Wants Riverstone
News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Lucent, don't bogart that Riverstone! Ericsson puts in a $178M bid for the troubled company (Riverstone, that is)

USTA: Whatya Got?
Column | 3/17/2006

Can the lawyers pull off an interesting tradeshow?

Vodafone Cashes In on Japan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Sells its Japanese operations to Softbank in a deal worth $13.9B, with $10.5B in cash set to flow back to shareholders

Extreme: Movin' Out
News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Ethernet switch vendor has to move because it's putting its HQ on the block, but it might land $70M for its troubles

Vodafone Cashes In on Japan
News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Sells its Japanese operations to Softbank in a deal worth $13.9B, with $10.5B in cash set to flow back to shareholders

Not Dead Yet
Monkey Bidness | 3/17/2006

AT&T: We're feeling much better!

Verizon Merger Rumors Send Qwest Up
News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Qwest stock hit a 52-week high Thursday on rumors of merger talks with Verizon; Verizon may seek network 'parity' with AT&T

IMS Prevails at VON
News Analysis | 3/17/2006

Not surprisingly, IMS has been the acronym du jour at this week's Spring VON show in San Jose

RCN Posts Flat Q4 Results
Cable Guy | 3/16/2006

RCN is struggling just to hold its own these days. More than a year after emerging from bankruptcy, the once high-flying cable competitor reported flat revenues and customer totals for the fourth quarter and full year in results released Wed.

No Contest
The Martin Chronicles | 3/16/2006

Dig trenches or mount APs? You decide.

Mesh to the Bedside
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Ottawa hospital network reflects increased rollout of enterprise wireless mesh

Analysts Dismiss Ericsson/Juniper Talk
News Analysis | 3/16/2006

This rumor is getting a thumbs-down, but plenty of others are likely to make the rounds in weeks to come

IP Video: In the House
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 3/16/2006

The IPTV battlefield isn't in the last mile anymore; it's in the last few feet within the home.

Gartner Nixes the UMPC
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Enterprise users encouraged to hold off on latest crop of Microsoft tablets, wait for 'mature' technology

Telefónica to Eat Its Mobile Arm
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Spanish giant to buy up the 7.5% of Telefónica Móviles it doesn't own to execute a full merger of its fixed and mobile assets

Sacramento to Set Up Muni WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Sacramento is the next in a growing list of cities to roll out a city-wide WiFi network

Sacramento to Set Up Muni WiFi
News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Sacramento is the next in a growing list of cities to roll out a city-wide WiFi network

Telefónica to Eat Its Mobile Arm
News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Spanish giant to buy up the 7.5% of Telefónica Móviles it doesn't own to execute a full merger of its fixed and mobile assets

The Philter | 3/16/2006

VOIP is all about the bare midriff.

Qwest CEO: SLAs Are A-OK
News Analysis | 3/16/2006

Qwest CEO Notebaert says the market should set the rules, as always, for how network operators handle traffic

Origami Buzz
Nearpoints | 3/16/2006

Now About That Bunny...
The Martin Chronicles | 3/15/2006

Another academic who doesn't know beans about the real world.

Google: Anywhere, Anytime, Anyhow
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2006

Enterprise users are watching Google's mobile moves with interest

Malware in the Air?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2006

No immunity for RFID, researchers say, with viruses poised to infiltrate tags and backend systems

Broadband Dominates U.S. Web Usage
BroadBananas | 3/15/2006

According to the latest research from Nielsen/NetRatings, more than two-thirds of all active U.S. Web users now connect via broadband., up from one-third three years ago.

Juniper Drops Message Board Suit
News Analysis | 3/15/2006

Court document shows the company has backed down from its suit of ten Light Reading message board users

RAD Claims OAM 'First'
News Analysis | 3/15/2006

There are a few qualifiers involved, but RAD says it's first to announce full-blown Ethernet OAM

CeBIT Pics: Prepping for the World Cup
News Analysis | 3/15/2006

Balls were thick on the ground at CeBIT this year

Iliad Profits From Triple Play
News Analysis | 3/15/2006

French alternative operator shows that triple play can be a money-spinner. Investors see a 300% share price rise in 2 years

Sprint: Still Going Beyond 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2006

Says its next-gen mobile network plans are running smoothly and it expects to reach 30M people by 2011

LRTV Promo
LRTV Named Documents | 3/15/2006

CompUSA, Sylantro Garnish VOIP for SMBs
News Analysis | 3/15/2006

The retailer will soon sell an IP PBX solution from Sylantro and Bandwidth.com in its 880 US stores

Mind the Gap - Or Not
Nearpoints | 3/15/2006

802.11n: Compatability Crunch?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2006

The devil is in the details of the new draft specification for 802.11n high-speed WiFi

Google Grouses on Net Neutrality
News Analysis | 3/14/2006

Google's griping about net neutrality, and sources say the company worries that carrier QOS fees will cause greater costs

Radio Frequency Europe
The Martin Chronicles | 3/14/2006

OK, so they play soccer and we play football...

Sprint: Still Going Beyond 3G
News Analysis | 3/14/2006

Sprint says its next-gen mobile network plans are running smoothly and it expects to reach 30M people by 2011

DHL Chips in on RFID
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2006

Pilot that pushes RF tags across delivery chain has been decade-long effort

ECOC Suckers
Red Panda | 3/14/2006

What's in a name, Dick Van Dyke?

Suspend Your Disbelief
Cutting Loose | 3/14/2006

Broadband wireless has arrived – believe it or not

Cable Adds to Euro Pressure
News Analysis | 3/14/2006

Cable operators like Liberty Global are starting to eat into the customer bases of Europe's incumbent operators

Voice Data
The Philter | 3/14/2006

This just in: Voice is not a growth business.

Valley Wonk: Optical's Options
Column | 3/14/2006

Business is better, but there are still too many companies. Luckily, there's a graceful way out

Chef Has Left the Building
Monkey Bidness | 3/14/2006

Now you've gone too far, children.

This Slop's For You
Monkey Bidness | 3/14/2006

More 'beer' for those who don't like beer.

Verizon: All Together Now?
News Analysis | 3/14/2006

Now could be the right time for Verizon to buy Vodafone's stake in its wireless venture, according to analysts

Sonus Shows Promise in Q4
News Analysis | 3/14/2006

Sonus's fourth-quarter and full-year profits are down. Way down. But the softswitcher is seeing revenue growth all over the world

Verizon: All Together Now?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2006

Now could be the right time for Verizon to buy Vodafone's stake in its wireless venture, according to analysts

KC Green Lights Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2006

Traffic signal enhancements enable wireless public safety network

Ethernet Reaches for 100-Gig
News Analysis | 3/13/2006

The movement for 100-Gig is afoot, as are efforts to bring EPON to the 10-Gig level

Sonus: Party Like It's 2002
News Analysis | 3/13/2006

Softswitch vendor digs deeper into Japanese carrier market with KDDI deal, a customer first announced four years ago

Verizon Triangulates on Location Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2006

Firm debuts workforce tracking application as location-based services market hots up

Razr Dulled by Tech Glitch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/13/2006

T-Mobile, Cingular halt sales of popular Motorola mobile UPDATED 3:45 PM

Broadband Price Charter
The Philter | 3/13/2006

Time for a little broadband kiss and tell.

Pressure Mounts on Vodafone CEO
News Analysis | 3/13/2006

Vodafone's CEO Arun Sarin is coming under increasing pressure to unite the company and appease investors

John Ryan's Express Derailed
Red Panda | 3/13/2006

John Ryan's career continues downward spiral.

A Coronary Delight
Red Panda | 3/10/2006

Getcher acute myocardial infarctions here!

Municipal WiFi Flying in Tempe
BroadBananas | 3/10/2006

A No-Brainer
The Martin Chronicles | 3/10/2006

Senate hearings for new FCC commish: hoax, ruse, or charade?

LR Poll: Merger Won't Spur Competition
News Analysis | 3/10/2006

Folks are skeptical that AT&T's merger with BellSouth will make the telecom industry a more competitive place

Ugly Moniker Syndrome
Jonestown | 3/10/2006

If you can't call it something nice...

GMAC's Wireless Strategy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2006

In three steps: Provide access, nail down security, and roll out the apps

Follow the Info
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2006

As security protocols extend beyond the enterprise, will users revolt?

Sources: Tellabs, Lucent Score ROADM Wins
News Analysis | 3/10/2006

Sources say Lucent has won second-source business for ROADMs at Verizon, and Tellabs has won a similar role at AT&T

Not So Slim
Light Ranting | 3/10/2006

Carlos Slim takes #3 on the Forbes list.

Ports Going to Cheney&Co?
Monkey Bidness | 3/10/2006

Frankly, we're Dubaious.

OFC: Optics & IPOs
News Analysis | 3/10/2006

The buzz at this year's happier OFC/NFOEC revolved around IPO candidates rather than products

BellSouth Merger Q&A
The Philter | 3/10/2006

BellSouth shareholders: 'No cash for you!'

RIM in Voice 'Push'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2006

Canadian handheld vendor buys Ascendent, adds IM and integration capabilities to its software

Alcatel, ECI Land DT Gig
News Analysis | 3/10/2006

Alcatel and ECI are delivering key elements of Deutsche Telekom's broadband network upgrade

Nortel Still Haunted by Accounting Woes
News Analysis | 3/10/2006

Its financial woes aren't over yet as it delays its Q4 and full-year 2005 reports and says it will restate previous results

New Age Rage
Monkey Bidness | 3/10/2006

Yanni's serenity may have slipped a bit.

Light Ranting | 3/9/2006

How to end a really boring meeting.

Mobile Email Gets More Pushy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2006

Hewlett-Packard, Orange first out with Microsoft Mobile push email

Wireless Warehousing's Real Driver
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2006

WiFi-barcode systems are low cost, easily implemented, and are transforming wholesale distribution

Microsoft Goes 'Ultra Mobile'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2006

Origami not a tablet, just highly mobile, says vendor in ambitious renaming effort

Cisco, Nortel: CeBIT No-Shows
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

There are some big players missing at this year's show in Germany, plus other CeBit schnippets

Are Operators Ready for QOS Fees?
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

Despite a lot of speculation, the existence of 'QOS fee' agreements between ISPs and Internet companies remains questionable

BellSouth Faces a VOIP Choice
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

8x8's reseller agreement with BellSouth may be diminished as AT&T's CallVantage VOIP product becomes available in BellSouth country

RBOCs Aim for 10M GPON Subs
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

The big phone companies are looking for 10M GPON subs in the next five years, and the vendor shortlist includes some familar names

Enterprise Mobility's Long Memory
LR Mobile Column | 3/9/2006

Wireless carriers have years of bad will and broken promises to mend

PacketFront Gets $27M Deal, Eyes IPO
News Analysis | 3/9/2006

Swedish access vendor lands $27 million FTTH equipment deal in Denmark with partner Siemens, and looks towards an IPO

It's All About Power
Nearpoints | 3/9/2006

The New AT&T is No Cable Killer
BroadBananas | 3/8/2006

The new AT&T will be a gazillion ton gorilla. One that is poised to squash the cable bananas. Well, not exactly.

What an Asset
The Martin Chronicles | 3/8/2006

Lollygagging just became a lot harder.

Enterprise = WLAN Action
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2006

New Infonetics report predicts 120 percent growth in business WiFi sales through 2009

Brewers Tap Into RFID
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2006

From brewery to pub, asset manager TrenStar maximizes beer keg management

The Philter | 3/8/2006

Why am I in the media? Two words: Door Prizes.

Little Guys Call FTTP Shots
News Analysis | 3/8/2006

Everyone at OFC/NFOEC likes talking about FTTP, but the triplexer part of that market remains the purview of startups

Thar She Blows!
Monkey Bidness | 3/8/2006

Sperm countdown

Lucent's CeBIT Déjà Vu
News Analysis | 3/8/2006

Lucent has announced a slew of new European deals at CeBIT potentially worth hundreds of millions of dollars – again!

Will AT&T Become Ma Video?
News Analysis | 3/8/2006

AT&T will get some valuable video bits when it acquires BellSouth

Mobile Viral Spiral
Jonestown | 3/8/2006

Ever feel like another cog in the marketing machine?

FastWeb Offers IPTV Lessons
News Analysis | 3/8/2006

Italian triple-play pioneer gives IPTV hopefuls the lowdown on how to market triple-play services

Symons Says
The Philter | 3/8/2006

Jeanette Symons wants to make your kids smarter.

Screen-Sized Idea
The Martin Chronicles | 3/7/2006

Cingular's new video service looks like small beer

Cisco's Watching You
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

Networking giant makes a $51M buy to get into physical security with IP video gear from SyPixx

Microsoft's Tablet Habit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2006

As Origami saga unfolds, it seems Redmond likes the tablet concept a lot more than enterprise users

Level Is Unfair
The Philter | 3/7/2006

No one wants a level playing field.

Four-Footed Turks
Red Panda | 3/7/2006

Believe it or not!

AT&T Sets Up Internet Tollbooths
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

The telco giant is cooking up a set of 'packet prioritization' products for Internet content providers

Back Slappers
Cutting Loose | 3/7/2006

AT&T and BellSouth have their work cut out for them in proving merger's value to business users.

Drink to Your Health
Monkey Bidness | 3/7/2006

Swiss scientists love their beer.

Smiles Abound at OFC/NFOEC
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

The optical components industry is in a better mood this year, but not everything is fixed

Sources: Force10's Prepping Its IPO
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

Will Force10 be a force in the public markets?

Optical Stocks Climb Again
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

The week of OFC/NFOEC opens with another surge for optics. Could Google be at the root of it?

Sandvine AIMs for IPO
News Analysis | 3/7/2006

Traffic management specialist prepares for IPO on London's Alternative Investment Market in the coming weeks

Meet the New Boss
The Martin Chronicles | 3/6/2006

The more telecom changes, the more it stays the same.

Will AT&T Value BellSouth's Vendors?
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

AT&T incumbents Alcatel, Cisco, Ciena, Motorola, and Siemens may see new business from the merger, while Tellabs and Redback face risk

Cautious on Convergence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2006

Enterprises would welcome 'true' FMC, but will AT&T/BellSouth supply it?

Heavy Talking
The Philter | 3/6/2006

Heavy Reading takes to the airwaves.

Cingular's Converged Future
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

AT&T and BellSouth say convergence is key for a merged Cingular

BT Closes 21CN Deals, Touts IPTV
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

British incumbent has finalized the four remaining major vendor partner deals for its 21CN and details its IPTV plans

Cingular's Converged Future
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/6/2006

AT&T and BellSouth say convergence is key for a merged Cingular

Report: Level 3 Tops IP Transit
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

Level 3 is the most connected IP service provider in North America and Europe, according to data from Renesys

AT&T Deal Could Spur Cable Buys
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

Analyst sees cable consolidation following the announcement of a $67B merger between AT&T and BellSouth

Ma Bell Is Back!
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

AT&T and BellSouth announce a $67 billion merger that will create the nation's largest phone company

40-Gig Gets Extended
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

A startup is kicking off OFC/NFOEC with talk of new 40-Gbit/s transponders

Calix Goes to the Node
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

Calix shares details of its new access box designed for fiber-to-the-node networks

Genband on the Run
News Analysis | 3/6/2006

General Bandwidth is moving office, shortening its name, acquiring Syndeo, and adding new products

Your Tax Dollars at Work
Monkey Bidness | 3/6/2006

Something's fishy at the Pentagon.

Duane's Dollars Days
The Philter | 3/6/2006

BellSouth's big chief is going to make a pile.

RIM, NTP Come to Terms
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2006

As RIM reports disappointing quarterly results, agreement ends bitter patent dispute

Industry Prepares For RF Auctions
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Upcoming spectrum sell-offs will determine the course of the wireless business

Oscar Picks
The Philter | 3/3/2006

For your perusal, my Oscar picks.

Finisar Ignites Optics Explosion
News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Components stocks are soaring today after Finisar announces a blowout Q3

In Japan, Vodafone Bows Out
News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Vodafone is in talks with Softbank to offload its troublesome Japanese operations

Video Pushes IMS Decisions, Report
News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Operators don't yet know what the IMS-enabled killer app will be, but most believe it will involve video

Global Crossing's Bud Basu on Convergence
LRTV Master Class | 3/3/2006

The VP for Product Management, discusses the hot convergence issues

Cable (Still) Rules
The Philter | 3/3/2006

Internet, Schminternet. Your video options are on the decline.

Ciena Down on Downgrade
News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Optical networking is still heating up, but Ciena's stock price may have already reflected its potential, say analysts

Woebegone & Fed Up
Monkey Bidness | 3/3/2006

Bush loses the Norwegian Bachelor Farmer vote.

BT Bid Fever Heats Up London
News Analysis | 3/3/2006

UK incumbent dismisses speculation that private equity companies are lining up a £20 billion bid

Has Hammerhead Nailed Verizon?
News Analysis | 3/3/2006

Sources say the startup's got two wins, including a possible $50M MCI deal

WiMax: Beyond the Hype
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Network operators expect commercial services by 2007, according to a new report from Heavy Reading

Wyden Bill Seeks to Neutralize
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Oregon Senator says his bill will prohibit network operators from 'discriminating' against any legal Internet traffic

They Love to Fly
The Philter | 3/2/2006

The FCC can be a circus. Is it also a roadshow?

Philly WiFi Stake
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2006

City details muni network plans; EarthLink to build and operate

Cisco Bolsters Its MSTP
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Cisco has unveiled Release 7.0 of its ONS 15454 platform, but analyst says it won't allay user concerns

RFID Rocks Back-End Storage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2006

RFID may be retail's future, but it's set to put more pressure on back-end storage

WiMax: Beyond the Hype
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Network operators expect commercial services by 2007, according to a new report from Heavy Reading

T-Mobile Adds 1.4M in U.S.
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2006

But the carrier faces challenges in shift to 3G networks and data services

Hutchison Essar Preps IPO
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Indian mobile carrier reorganizes its ownership in preparation for an IPO

Monkeys Shine
Monkey Bidness | 3/2/2006

Acting at its finest.

Ciena Narrows Q1 Loss
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

Q1 loss trimmed to just $6M as Ciena meets market expectations, but its stock still slides 5% in pre-market trading

BitTorrent to Open Video Store
News Analysis | 3/2/2006

The company will use its well-known brand and P2P file sharing protocol to enter the burgeoning Internet video business

BrekBone Mountain?
Monkey Bidness | 3/1/2006

Time to reopen that can of rude.

Don't Call Him a Troll
The Martin Chronicles | 3/1/2006

NTP lawyer sees RIM case as heroic struggle... I think.

What the Heck's With Avanex?
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

Stock gets a 20 percent shot in the arm for no apparent reason. Good times!

The Sonus Short Leash
The Philter | 3/1/2006

Why is Mark Sullivan wearing a dog collar?

Becoming Dumb Could be Good for Business
BroadBananas | 3/1/2006

In a research report this week, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.'s Craig Moffett concluded that Wall Street fears about cable operators becoming relegated to 'dumb pipe' status are vastly overstated.

Net Neutrality Debate Wydens
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

Sources in the Capital say sentiment has shifted away from the net neutrality cause

Rivals Fancy C&W's Castoffs
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

UK alternative operator Thus likes the look of the 27,000 customers Cable & Wireless wants to dump

Virus Leaps to Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/1/2006

Some antivirus companies complain that discoverer has not shared the code for new threat

Marge Versus Madison
Monkey Bidness | 3/1/2006

Americans prioritize.

Cramer Gets T-Soft, Nixes IPO
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

OSS firm has abandoned its IPO plans and is expanding its product range, starting with the purchase of T-Soft

Sonus Wins at Japan Telecom
News Analysis | 3/1/2006

Softswitch firm gets its foot in the door at Japan Telecom with a deal to outfit the carrier's new VOIP service

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