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August 3, 2009  5:01 PM

Summer reading: The physics of fiber in optical networks



Posted by: KateGerwig
fiber optics, optics, Telecom

Seismic shifts are going on in the telecom industry, so there's no "lazy days of summer" form factor. In fact, carriers and vendors are powering straight on through to a fall that promises strategy shifts, partner realignment and M&A activity.

To honor the tone of the industry, our...

July 23, 2009  3:50 PM

Breaking: Ericsson bids $730mm for Nortel’s CDMA, LTE assets



Posted by: WPeterson
4G, Ericsson, LTE, Nokia Siemens, Nortel, NSN, Verizon

Ericsson has finally entered the Nortel fray, announcing their starting bid at $730 million for bankrupt vendor's LTE and CDMA asset a day before the official auction is held. It will now be (at least) a three-horse race between Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), private equity firm MatlinPatterson and...


July 9, 2009  6:47 PM

Will Verizon’s LTE rollout stumble over a little DoJ review?



Posted by: WPeterson
DOJ, LTE, smartphones, Verizon

Tom Nolle certainly thinks LTE could face delays as a result of the Department of Justice review, but he also decries the media for "sensationalizing" the story of the...


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 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 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...


May 26, 2009  2:30 PM

New Obama cyber czar must balance security/economic needs



Posted by: KateGerwig
cyber security, Obama Administration, policy, Telecom

After months of speculation, this promises to be the week that Washington and security experts have been waiting for – the announcement of


May 14, 2009  8:20 PM

Huawei gains optical market share during recession, Asia-Pac build-out



Posted by: KateGerwig
Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, optical networking, recession

China-based Huawei is at the top of the optical networking vendor pile for the first time in Ovum’s preliminary Q1 2009 results. The bigger news is that this puts Huawei ahead of optical-stalwart...


May 13, 2009  4:27 PM

More LTE vendors join the 4G party (but no cake for Nortel!)



Posted by: WPeterson
4G, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, LTE, Nortel, Verzion

[kml_flashembed movie="http://www.youtube.com/v/kWp-Rj5o9uA" width="425" height="350" wmode="transparent" /] Lately, 4G is starting to seem like (relatively) easy money for everyone ... or rather, everyone but poor, beleaguered Nortel, which is starting to remind me of Milton from...


May 8, 2009  9:54 PM

Wi-Fi: You can take it with you



Posted by: KateGerwig
3G, 4G, AT&T, broadband, hot spots, MiFi, Qwest, Verizon, Wi-Fi, wireless broadband

Being neither 3G nor 4G, Wi-Fi, with its “no G” status, is much in the news these days, which goes to show that beyond the next-gen hype, there’s life (and competition) in Wi-Fi yet.

First let’s look at Qwest, which is offering its high-speed Internet customers a good deal --...


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