Telecom Timeout:

January, 2009

January 26, 2009  6:33 PM

Sprint employees: Can you hear your jobs drop?

Posted by: KateGerwig

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?

Posted by: WPeterson
Extreme Networks, Metro Ethernet, mixed movie metaphors, Nortel

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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

Posted by: KateGerwig
cyber security, Obama Administration, regulations, Security, Telecom

President Barack Obama promised...

January 23, 2009  8:01 PM

VZW fires second salvo at home market: The Verizon Hub

Posted by: 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

Posted by: WPeterson
femtocells, Telecom, Verizon

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

January 19, 2009  6:21 PM

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

Posted by: KateGerwig
mobile operators, network upgrade, recession, wireless broadband

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?

Posted by: 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

Posted by: WPeterson

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January 14, 2009  5:31 PM

Proposed FCC head is an FOB

Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, digital television, FCC, net neutrality, Obama Administration, regulation

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

Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, network infrastructure, Obama Administration, Telecom

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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