Telecom Timeout:

January, 2009


January 26, 2009  6:33 PM

Sprint employees: Can you hear your jobs drop?

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

Sprint came out with it on Monday, not that anyone was surprised: 8,000 jobs on the chopping block; suspended 401k matching; salary freezes for the second year in a row. The cuts are supposed to be less drastic in locations where employees deal with actual customers, Sprint said, which is awfully...

January 26, 2009  6:15 PM

Nortel Customers: So what do you want to do?

WPeterson William Peterson Profile: WPeterson

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"Things are right dead all over" -- Vulture from Disney's The Jungle Book
Nortel Networks hasn't made its groundbreaking (or hopefully at least ground...


January 26, 2009  2:15 AM

Cyber-security policy locks down lobbyist job security

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

President Barack Obama promised...


January 23, 2009  8:01 PM

VZW fires second salvo at home market: The Verizon Hub

WPeterson William Peterson Profile: WPeterson

Not a day goes by that I don't wish my landlines -- both in office and at home -- could do half as much as my BlackBerry Curve, or even do any of the variety of fantastic tasks that your basic feature phones breeze through. Why do I still have to dial digits to call someone? What is this, the 20th...


January 21, 2009  10:04 PM

Reports: Verizon Wireless launching femtocells later this month

WPeterson William Peterson Profile: WPeterson

Reports have begun surfacing that Verizon will launch a femtocell service later this month, with units retailing for roughly between $200 and $250. As

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January 19, 2009  6:21 PM

Mobile’s “Perfect Storm”: Mandated upgrade vs. the economy

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

Infonetics Research’s latest whitepaper looks at the “perfect storm” that is forcing mobile operators to upgrade their networks and their...


January 15, 2009  5:10 PM

Nortel Bankrupt: Now what?

WPeterson William Peterson Profile: WPeterson

What would have been unthinkable only a few years ago was, when it came about yesterday, merely "not surprising."

Nortel filed for bankruptcy protection.

The signs were...


January 14, 2009  7:13 PM

Telecom Timeout Weekly Video Update: 1/14/2009

WPeterson William Peterson Profile: WPeterson

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January 14, 2009  5:31 PM

Proposed FCC head is an FOB

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

The rumored new head of the FCC is an FOB. That’s “Friend of...


January 12, 2009  1:49 PM

Broadband stimulus: Let’s get it done, not repeat history

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

I live in the policy belt where there’s no rust in sight and the river of policy statements flows with honey. There’s never a recession in the policy-wonk biz,...


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