2005: The Year in Quotes
-- An Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) spokeswoman, on a WiMax demo that turned out not to be WiMax at all. (See Intel's WiMax AntiClimax.)
"WiMax is the next-generation access technology. I believe 802.16 is going to be the first global standard in that space. In fact it's already a global standard. GSM is just not a global standard because it is competing with CDMA."
-- AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) CTO Hossein Eslambolchi, proving that some still believe. (See Eslambolchi: WiMax Booming .)
“What’s going for us in Europe is that we aren’t Qualcomm. We are the alternative to Qualcomm."
-- Ronny Haraldsvik, VP of marketing at Flarion, just months before his company got bought by... Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM) (See Riviera Roundup.)
"We're still going to let them work with us. But there's more than one egg in our basket."
-- Ever-generous Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), assuring reporters that it will still play with Funk Software, even now that the network security firm has been bought by Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) (See Cisco's Funk Breakdown.)
"I wanted to build something I could actually use myself for a change. Not many people have gigabit switches in their home, you know?"
-- Selina Lo, CEO of Ruckus Wireless Inc. , on her company's high-speed home wireless network. (See Ruckus: Causin' a Commotion?.) "Trees are the enemy in this business, no matter what you do." -- Jeff Thompson, CEO of mobile broadband provider Towerstream Corp. (Nasdaq: TWER) and friend to ecologists everywhere (See TowerStream: Unwired in the City.)
"Each Stratellite will reach its final altitude by utilizing proprietary lifting gas technology,"
-- Some call it helium! Sanswire Technologies Inc. (OTC: SNWR), on its -- no, we're not making this up -- broadband space balloon. (See WiMax in Space?)
"It's just plain bitchin' man, I'm telling ya."
-- Ebullient former Aruba Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: ARUN) director David Callisch, on the firm's backpack access point (See Interop Unwired.)
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung