Telecom Timeout:

June, 2009

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June 29, 2009  8:28 PM

Could Iran’s censorship be net neutrality’s back door?



Posted by: WPeterson

A coalition of Net Neutrality backers are hoping to use Iran's censorship as a rally for net neutrality, as DSLReports picked up. Generally, I've been hearing less from neutrality...

June 22, 2009  3:39 PM

RIM dissenters: Venezuelan & Chinese telecoms may break away



Posted by: WPeterson
BlackBerry, privacy, RIM

RIM has caught heat from national telecom companies before, with India demanding that BlackBerry servers be moved locally, but now, as Venezuelan Telecom Timeout reader e-mailed, Venezuela and China are...


June 22, 2009  3:18 PM

Nortel wireless fire sale delivers North American footprint to NSN



Posted by: KateGerwig
4G, CDMA, Ericcson, Huawei, LTE, Nortel, NSN, wireless infrastructure

Nortel’s wireless carrier network infrastructure division may bring in a paltry $650 million if the Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) deal goes through. By all accounts, NSN -- the joint venture of...


June 16, 2009  1:28 PM

When the going gets tough, Ciena gets going



Posted by: WPeterson
Ciena, equipment, hardware, stimulus

How do you find your customers when trade shows start drying up? Take the show booth to the customer. That's Ciena's idea, anyway, and while we know they're not alone, they were the only ones to invite us aboard their 16-wheel demonstration booth when it recently stopped near SearchTelecom.com's...


June 14, 2009  8:57 PM

BT wants content providers to pay to play. Well, duh!



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, BT, content delivery, network providers, Telecom, tiered services

BT wants content providers to share the cost of providing their content, which makes total sense from BT's point of view and doesn’t much interest content providers. As my mother always said: Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? (a handy metaphorical construct for so many...


June 12, 2009  7:23 PM

Dear gadget hounds: Wireless networks more than their phones



Posted by: WPeterson
AT&T, Palm, Sprint

I know, I know, it's just the natural tides of media coverage chasing after the latest buzz, but really: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint are more than their headline-grabbing devices.

As I blogged previously, the


June 12, 2009  1:17 AM

Sprint’s femtocell wholesale move – hoping for wireless for all takers



Posted by: KateGerwig
CDMA, femtocells, fixed mobile convergence (FMC), Sprint, wholesale services, Wi-Fi

For an interesting spin on who sells services to whom, Sprint will begin wholesaling femtocell solutions to wireless resale partners that include mobile virtual network operators (MNVOs),...


June 8, 2009  7:49 PM

Green Cisco recycles ASR 9000 advertising campaign



Posted by: WPeterson
Advertising, ASR 9000, Cisco, mobile backhaul, Routers

If I weren't such a fan of kitschy 50's send-ups and if the economy weren't so tough I might be less forgiving, but Cisco's special Father's Day ASR 9000 advert is still good for a geeky telecom equipment chuckle, even if it is a little too reminiscent of the


June 8, 2009  1:30 PM

Qwest’s LD network: Flat-lining on the selling block



Posted by: KateGerwig
long-distance services, Qwest, Telecom

Last week Qwest’s long-distance business was for sale. This week it’s not. Such is the way of plummeting long-distance values and another chapter in the saga of the...


June 3, 2009  6:13 PM

As the Palm Pre goes, so goes Sprint?



Posted by: WPeterson
mobile phones, Palm, Pre, Sprint, Verizon

How closely tied are Sprint's fortunes to the success of the Palm Pre? Look around and it would seem the two are indistinguishable. The device has been appearing (unnamed but unmistakable) at the end of all Sprint's Now Network commercials,...


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