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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...

October 5, 2009  7:30 PM

Ripped from the (Twitter) headlines: Ciena eyes Nortel optical/Carrier Ethernet biz



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
Alcatel-Lucent, Carrier Ethernet, Ciena, Nortel, optical networking

Ciena Corporation, a Maryland-based telecom equipment vendor, is chatting up bankrupt Nortel for its Optical Networking and Carrier Ethernet businesses, Nortel officials tweeted this afternoon.

Nortel Networks...


September 25, 2009  12:46 PM

Dell buys its way into professional services – at what price expertise?



Posted by: KateGerwig
Dell, IBM, IT services, professional services, Telecom

Professional services expertise continues to grow in importance for telecom service providers and vendors trying to increase their revenue streams and looking at “Everything as a Service” to get there....


September 14, 2009  6:59 PM

Broadband is for the birds…



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
data transmission, DSL, Telecom

...or at least it is in South Africa.

Aggravated by data transimission delays on the ADSL service from the country's biggest telecom carrier, an irritated IT staffer decided to pit ADSL speeds against an 11-month-old carrier pigeon named "Winston"


September 9, 2009  8:24 PM

TV Caller ID in the age of personal choice



Posted by: KateGerwig
cable, Telecom, telephony, triple-play services

I was minding my own business watching television last week when suddenly the name of a friend of mine appeared on my TV screen in capital letters. She is not an actress. Then the phone rang and it was her. I was suddenly the victim of a digital age,


September 1, 2009  5:03 PM

Next-gen voice: The unkillable app



Posted by: KateGerwig
Next Generation Networks, QoS, Quality of Service, Telecom, voice

If you believed everything in print, you'd think no one is talking on the phone anymore. Not true. Take my friend from the South who believes he's rude unless the salutations and polite inquiries as to everyone's health go on for 20 minutes before he gets to the point of the call.

Voice...


August 24, 2009  6:41 PM

Traditional carriers lead business Ethernet market, study shows



Posted by: KateGerwig
Carrier Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, Telecom

Predictions about the growth of business Ethernet services in metro area networks have not been greatly exaggerated. Whether in spite of the recession or because of it, traditional telecom providers have found increased revenue in the business Ethernet market this year, according to a new...


August 21, 2009  2:14 PM

Motorola’s LTE win: A reversal of fortune?



Posted by: KateGerwig
CDMA, Ericsson, LTE, Motorola

Motorola's financial struggles have been much more public than its LTE wireless broadband capabilities of late, but its first public LTE win may help reverse the headlines if handled well.

KDDI Corp., Japan's second-largest wireless operator, chose Motorola's Home & Network Mobility...


August 4, 2009  5:17 PM

Self-organizing networks: To LTE and beyond…



Posted by: KateGerwig
LTE, OSS/BSS, self-organizing networks

The "self-organizing network" sounds like the stuff of science fiction, or at least the futuristic utopia of The Jetsons. Just the sound of it makes me think of conveniences I would enjoy: self-organizing closets, self-organizing garages, self-organizing remote controls.

In their 2062...


August 4, 2009  3:07 PM

RIM’s Nortel interest adds more drama to ‘final’ bid



Posted by: KateGerwig
BlackBerry, CDMA, LTE, Mobile, Nortel, RIM, wireless broadband

Why on earth would RIM want Nortel? That was the question on everyone's minds after the handset manufacturer announced it had not only tried to enter bidding for the distressed Nortel's LTE and CDMA...

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