Telecom Timeout:

October, 2009


October 27, 2009  7:40 PM

Nortel loses another arm as Hitachi steps in for LTE bits



Posted by: Ddevine
4G, Hitachi, LTE, Nortel, wireless broadband

Continuing its bankruptcy-ignited fire sale, Nortel announced that it has struck a deal with Tokyo-based electronics heavyweight Hitachi to part with a piece of its Long-Term Evolution...

October 26, 2009  7:17 PM

FairPoint falls to bankruptcy, forks over ownership to lenders



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
bankruptcy, fairpoint, regional operators, Telecom

Northern New England telecom operator FairPoint Communications filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, promising to cut $1.7 billion in debt by...


October 22, 2009  10:51 PM

Huawei and mobile infrastructure: Taking on the heavies



Posted by: KateGerwig
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, LTE, mobile infrastructure, Nokia Siemens Networks, Telecom

Didn’t we discuss Huawei just last week in the optical arena? Yes we did. Now everybody’s talking...


October 22, 2009  1:30 PM

Verizon CEO comes out swinging against net neutrality



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
4G wireless, broadband, FCC, net neutrality, regulations, Telecom, Verizon

I gotta say, any trade show that opens the ceremonies with some trash talkin' has my attention.

After giving up a little hip-hip-hooray for Verizon's long-awaited 4G network (ready for 60 devices thus far and expected to be in 25-30 markets next year) at the opening keynote of SuperCOMM...


October 20, 2009  9:31 PM

Apple’s record-setting quarter and what it means for telecom



Posted by: KateGerwig
Android, AT&T, iPhone, mobile phones, operating system, Telecom, Verizon, wireless

Telecom is a hard-knock life sometimes, like this week when Apple announced its most profitable quarter EVER. No small part of that smashing success is the 7.4 million iPhones sold in the quarter. Of course, in the U.S., AT&T benefits from those new iPhone users since they use AT&T’s 3G...


October 15, 2009  4:09 PM

Alcatel-Lucent ranks high in optical survey; Huawei and Nortel make surprising showings



Posted by: KateGerwig
equipment vendors, Telecom, telecom timeout

Alcatel-Lucent may be the leader in the optical equipment market, according to a new Infonetics Research optical equipment survey, but its pricing is a bit much for the service provider purchasing decision-makers asked for their opinions. Representing major market change, Huawei stood out in...


October 13, 2009  9:20 PM

Cisco to compete for 3G and 4G mobile multimedia delivery with Starent acquisition



Posted by: KateGerwig
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper, mobile infrastructure, packet gateways, wireless

Wall Street and the analyst community think Cisco’s acquisition of Starent Networks will be $2.9 billion well spent in order to seriously vie for 3G and 4G mobile gateway business...


October 12, 2009  4:34 PM

New report declares WiMAX a “niche technology” in emerging markets



Posted by: KateGerwig
emerging markets, Ovum, WiMAX, wireless broadband

A couple of years ago, WiMAX was going to be the winner in emerging wireless broadband markets…so said the pundits. Now a new Ovum research report is relegating WiMAX to “


October 9, 2009  1:32 PM

C-Level convergence: It’s getting lonelier at the top



Posted by: KateGerwig
BT, Global Crossing, reorganization, Telecom, Verizon

We’ve talked and talked about it, and the convergence continues. High C-level positions are biting the dust or being combined with other high C-level positions. Next-gen industry change is finally moving up from the lower levels, the place where employees are used to reorg after reorg. We...


October 8, 2009  7:49 PM

Note from the ledge: Stop the change or I’ll…



Posted by: KateGerwig
France Telecom, reorganization, Telecom

Change has been the constant of the U.S. telecommunications industry for the past 20 years, which has made it a highly interesting yet volatile industry to belong to. Spinoffs, acquisitions, mergers, financial ruin, executives in handcuffs, reinvention, network changes, layoffs, “right...


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