Telecom Timeout:

August, 2009

August 26, 2009  7:23 PM

Sony joins wireless e-reader market; yee-hah for operators

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

Sony announced the Digital Edition, its wireless electronic reader that will compete directly with Amazon’s Kindle and hit the market in December. I’m...

August 25, 2009  5:59 PM

More 100 GigE edge router positioning, but why?

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

The news is this: Cisco is doubling the density of its Aggregation Services Router 9000 edge router series, which puts density well above the 100 Gig mark. The new line cards, which will be...

August 24, 2009  6:41 PM

Traditional carriers lead business Ethernet market, study shows

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

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?

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

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…

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

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

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

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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August 3, 2009  5:01 PM

Summer reading: The physics of fiber in optical networks

Kate Gerwig Kate Gerwig Profile: Kate Gerwig

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...

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