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TeleChoice consultants are frequently quoted in leading business and trade publications.

Houses Get Smarter
New York Times 11/14/08

TECHNOLOGY moves fast. And as it does, it not only tends to improve in quality, it also gets less expensive. For second-home owners who want to monitor their residences from a distance, or who like having lots of gadgetry on hand to ease the transition between houses, that’s the best news.

Making Personal Motion Apps Communicate
The Motion Apps Report 10/21/08

A group of French companies and research institutes have announced a new effort to develop standards for BAN — Body Area Networks.

Well That Didn’t Take Too Long… A New, Unique, Motion App
The Motion Apps Report 10/15/08

Yesterday we asked : what other unexpected motion-based apps will people come up with that just aren’t on the map today?

What Other Apps Will Motion Apps Bring?
The Motion Apps Report 10/14/08

One of the most exciting parts of tracking the motion-enabled market is discovering new uses and applications for the technology that are just completely unexpected.

MEMS makes headway in consumer market
EE Times 10/06/08

MEMS are being increasingly integrated into home and mobile electronics devices -- and we don't mean just Nintendo Wii.

Will Your Customers Take SMS into Their Own Hands?
Telephony 10/06/08

As SMS explodes in the wireless world, we’re seeing all sorts of innovation to take advantage of this. Last year’s launch of Multi-Tech Systems (www.multitech.com) SMSFinder product was one of these interesting approaches – a hardware access device approach to sending and receiving SMS.

Homesteads -- Remote Access
New York Times 10/05/08

Home-automation systems have been available on the mass market for a few years, but the ability to control appliances in your home remotely is a newer phenomenon, according to Danny Briere and Patrick Hurley, authors of ‘‘Smart Homes for Dummies.

An Interview With Mr. Danny Briere from TeleChoice, Inc.
TelecomMentor.com 09/23/08

An interview from the Principals of TelecomMentor.com.

Kodak Announces a Motion-Controlled HD Media Player
The Motion Apps Report 07/31/08

Kodak announced their new Kodak Theater HD Player on Friday. In many ways this new product seems to line up as a “me too” in the digital media player ecosystem — support for 720p HDMI output, photo sharing, music sharing, etc.

Bell Canada takes heat from clients for limiting online speed
Montreal Gazette 04/02/08

"Hands off my Internet" is the message Bell Canada is hearing from Canadians this week and last. Alarmed by the company's decision to limit Internet speeds when using file-sharing programs, customers are treating Bell to a public relations storm, and asking the government to intervene if necessary. The issue is what is known as "traffic shaping" or "throttling," the slowing down of Internet speeds for certain types of data. Bell Sympatico said last November that it slows the service of people who share files on peer-to-peer networks like BitTorrent and LimeWire.

When text messages become mission-critical
Telephony 03/04/08

In an emergency situation, the SMS networks are likely to become congested. How are carriers making vital texts a first priority?

Priority at a price
Telephony 03/04/08

SMS text messages have become as pervasive as cell phones themselves. Once reserved for younger users keen on digital shorthand, it is now an accepted mode of communication for parents, businesspeople and users of all ages.

UTStarcom finds China fit
Telephony 05/16/07

Third in a series on IPTV

IPTV lessons from China
Telephony 05/10/07

The second in a series on IPTV

Chinese put their own spin on IPTV
Telephony 05/07/07

First in a series on IPTV

IPTV in China: Shanghai surprises
Telephony 05/07/07

How successful is IPTV in this city of 18 million people? Successful enough for DaZhong Zhang, vice president of Shanghai Media Group and CEO of its IPTV joint venture, BesTV, to feel in the position to offer advice to what he sees as a laggard IPTV market.

Where have all the good phones gone?
Network World 04/11/07

In my office, I get to try out all sorts of new gear and technologies. And with all this testing come boxes full of gear that didn't quite work as promised, or didn't earn a place in my daily office life.

'Jetsons' lifestyle within reach
Los Angeles Times 03/15/07

ERICA SALISBURY doesn't like coming home to a shadowy cave at night, and now she doesn't have to. By clicking a mouse from any computer, anywhere, or by triggering a remote sensor, she can illuminate her house like a stadium before reaching the front door.

2007: The year of motion applications
Network World 02/19/07

Several times over the years, I've suggested you corner your CEO and whisper some sweet IT in his/her ear. Well, it's that time again - you can help drive some near-term innovation and differentiation into your firm's product lineup that builds on an up-and-coming technology: motion-enabled applications.

How to avoid telecommuting headaches
Computerworld 01/24/07

The stakes are too high for IT to be disconnected from home network decisions made by teleworkers -- inf fact, the IT group should provide active input on everything to avoid problems.

A wild scramble for Web television
Telephony 01/22/07

It's no longer a matter of if or when Web-based video is coming tothe TV set in your living room, but how and from what company. As aflood of announcements at this month's Consumer Electronics Show madeclear, the ties between the home PC and the home TV are growing evertighter.

CES: TV, Internet becoming one
Telephony 01/08/07

Based on the frenzy of activity at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, it won't be long before it's hard to separate TV content from Internet content.

Telecom U Delivers Service Provider Education at Globalcomm
Telephony 05/09/06

Free Program Features 12 Different Telco Speakers, Top Analysts & Suppliers

3Com's VOIP Unit Being Thinned Down, Merged with Data Ops.
Telephony 03/30/06

Vendor Claims Moves Reflect Needs of Enterprise Customers

Are your bandwidth usage models wrong?
Network World 03/28/06

As service providers plan their networks and make strategic technology choices - like fiber to the home vs. fiber to the node vs. enhanced CO DSL - they rely upon certain assumptions about how customers will want to use bandwidth, and what sorts of bandwidth requirements customers will have, and - most importantly - what minimum requirements users will seek from their provider (or go to another provider for).

Wireless Network Quality Measurement for Service Providers, Enterprises
Telephony 03/28/06

inCode's Wireless Barometer Maps Performance, Enables Benchmarking

TELECOMNEXT: BellSouth tying IMS, Web Services
Telephony 03/21/06

BellSouth is developing software that will knit together the IP multimedia subsystems architecture it is using to develop next-generation wireless and wireline services with the Web Services architecture it is increasingly using in its back-office operations. First outlined in a speech at last week's VON show by Chief Architect Hank Kafka, the effort is an attempt to make better use of IT technology.

Trade show tips that make life easier for all
Network World 03/13/06

I am back from another trade show and am doing all my postconference processing. Once again, I'm dealing with all the typical postconference headaches, which follow the inevitable conference headaches, which were preceded by the preconference headaches. I am amazed that so many people are still making life hard for us analysts and writers.

ANALYSIS: War of Words on Network Neutrality
Telephony 03/08/06

The battle lines in the net neutrality war are getting clearer.

New technology bridges wireless, wireline
Telephony 03/08/06

A form of home networking technology now on the market holds the potential to dramatically change the way wireless technology is used within a home or office.

Optimism growing for Tellabs GPON
Telephony 03/08/06

After a seemingly late start, optimism appears to be growing around Tellabs' chances of being named a supplier of gigabit passive optical networking products to the Bell companies next year.

Intel Viiv push puts pressure on telco TV
Telephony 03/08/06

Intel said today that it has signed up 40 partners to work with its forthcoming Viiv brand of consumer electronics devices that will act as home media centers, in a deal with significant implications for telco TV providers.

Moore's Law, Metcalfe's Law; now McGuire's
Network World 01/16/06

We're now in the Age of Mobility, governed by the Law of Mobility. Thanks to cost reductions of Moore's Law, scalability resulting from Metcalfe's Law, convergence and miniaturization of devices and increasing ubiquity of 3G wireless networks, the cost of making any product (especially one involving information) available all the time is plummeting. Therefore, McGuire concludes, just as computing power and the Internet have been built into virtually every product, mobility is beginning to be built into every product.

Multiple options tie home networking in KNOTS
EEDesign 01/09/06

Pretty soon, the joy of soap operas, sitcoms and sports will be coming to any room near you, and it won't be just the cable guy transforming homes into multiplex theaters.

Digital confusion frustrates TV buyers
USA Today 12/30/05

Consumers snapped up millions of high-definition TV sets this holiday season. Now if they can only figure out how to use the darn things.

Optimism growing for Tellabs GPON
Telephony 12/30/05

After a seemingly late start, optimism appears to be growing around Tellabs' chances of being named a supplier of gigabit passive optical networking products to the Bell companies next year.

Passive technology could revolutionize home networking
Telephony 12/28/05

A form of home networking technology now on the market holds the potential to dramatically change the way wireless technology is used within a home or office.

New technology bridges wireless, wireline
Telephony 12/28/05

A form of home networking technology now on the market holds the potential to dramatically change the way wireless technology is used within a home or office.

Give your customers a mobility roadmap
Network World 12/20/05

In the news this week was an exciting (and long-awaited) item: the IEEE has approved the standard for mobile WiMAX, 802.16e. This standard gives vendors, chipmakers and carriers something to aim at, and gives groups like the WiMAX Forum the ability to start developing interoperability standards, testing procedures and certifications for mobile WiMAX – just as last year’s 802.16d-2004 fixed WiMAX standard has provided some stability in the non-mobile arena. But having a standard - and even having interoperability and certification - doesn’t solve the problem that carriers face about where to go next.

IPTV landscape chagnes, again
Telephony 12/12/05

Several recent announcements from traditional video outlets, Internet portals and the consumer electronics world have the potential to reshape a telco TV landscape in which plans seemed to be gelling just three months ago. Among those salvos was last week's announcement that NBC would begin offering select shows for download over Apple's iTunes network. Prior to that, TiVo said it was teaming with Yahoo to allow its subscribers to use the Internet portal to program their digital video recorders. Intel's release of its Viiv-branded consumer electronics devices also is adding fuel to an expanding model that connects consumers directly to content providers. Although that model relies on a broadband connection into the home, the moves call into question whether carriers are too late to the entertainment landscape, according to several analysts.

Debunking the set-top box safety net -
Network World 12/06/05

The set-top box is becoming less important. That's right, less important. Wow, how can you say that? Cisco just paid bazillions for Scientific Atlanta. Microsoft is plowing money into its IPTV set-top box-driven initiative. No doubt you are shaking your head at this statement and thinking: You're NUTS!

Intel Viiv push puts pressure on telco TV
Telephony 11/30/05

Intel said today that it has signed up 40 partners to work with its forthcoming Viiv brand of consumer electronics devices that will act as home media centers, in a deal with significant implications for telco TV providers. Among the group of partners are well-known brands such as TiVo, VirginMega and Adobe Systems. However, also included is Telecom Italia, which has been pushing hard into the triple-play market, and MovieLink, which earlier this year signed a content distribution agreement with Verizon.

Are your telecom services under the Christmas tree?
Network World 11/22/05

It's an amazing world when the toymakers stop making toys for Christmas. But that's what's happening. This Christmas, if the NY Toy Fair is any indication, is going to be the first one where the toy industry has pretty much thrown in the towel and agreed that kids want bandwidth not Barbie dolls.

Wireless EV-DO on board
Network World 10/25/05

Coming soon to a computer store near you: little yellow traffic signs that say "EV-DO On Board"

Wireless EV-DO on board
Network World 10/25/05

Coming soon to a computer store near you: little yellow traffic signs that say "EV-DO On Board"

Where's Walt Disney when you need him?
Network World 10/24/05

We have a government busy moving pieces around the telecommunications game board. Where are our national plans for an EPCOT 2014, our New Songdo City? I guess they're on the shelf, next to our national alternative energy strategy - in the TBD section.

Where's Walt Disney when you need him?
Network World 10/24/05

We have a government busy moving pieces around the telecommunications game board. Where are our national plans for an EPCOT 2014, our New Songdo City? I guess they're on the shelf, next to our national alternative energy strategy - in the TBD section.

Cutting the copper cord creates minor controversy
Telephony 10/17/05

Verizon's decision to remove the copper lines of homes it has connected to its FiOS network is coming under mild fire in the online community for locking customers into more expensive high-speed access options.

IPTV? Of course, but don't forget RFTV
Network World 10/11/05

We've spent some time this month at the FTTH Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, and we've, as always, been keeping an eye on the news related to telco TV strategies and access trends.

GPON RFP hits the street
Telephony 10/04/05

The road to GPON is about to be paved. BellSouth, SBC Communications and Verizon have issued an RFP for Gigabit Passive Optical Networking technology, helping to immediately put that technology on the launch pad for 2006.

Extending Ethernet with copper is gaining steam
Network World 09/27/05

Vendors have been offering products that use bonding or VDSL-like techniques to provide copper extensions to high-speed data services for years. In some markets outside of the U.S. these services are quite popular (using VDSL coding to provide fiber extension), but in the U.S. they’ve always been a bit of a slow starter.

Voice just keeps getting worse at filling the coffers
Network World 09/13/05

In this day and age of "unlimited" local and LD services, of multi-1000 minute cellular plans and rollover minutes, it's hard to get too excited about the prospects of new voice and triple or even quadruple play services as a big driver of service provider revenue.

It's an XML world
Network World 09/12/05

There's enough experience now with the earlier adopters to project where your XML weak spots are going to be as your organization scales with XML.

It's time for XML (and more!) in your network
Network World 08/30/05

As you have no doubt been hearing (at least in bits and pieces), there's a big move within the networks of your enterprise customers towards application-aware switching and networking. Application switching is not happening as one big paradigm-shifting overnight revolution, but it is revolutionary, and it is coming towards as a series of smaller steps forward.

SA, Microsoft tie expected IPTV knot
Telephony 08/30/05

In a move that surprised no one, Scientific Atlanta and Microsoft announced yesterday they will team up on IPTV set-tops, combining Microsoft’s operating software with SA’s set-top.

Making the leap to cheap VoIP?
Network World 08/16/05

We are sure you take it as a matter of course that the whole world is going to IP and that VoIP is "the future." Of course it is! Whether you're talking about residential users migrating to Vonage and the like, large enterprises moving call centers and PBXs to IP, or carriers moving to VoIP in their core networks, the move is in progress and inevitable.

Finally, a low cost high quality home network for carriers
Network World 07/19/05

We're stubborn. We admit it. In the face of repeated and consistent pleas about how wireless is going to take over the world, we still see a strong role for wireline technologies.

Service providers target young minds
Telephony 07/11/05

Learn the challenges telecom carriers face as well as the new revenue opportunities created by migrating to converged packet networks. View Webcast Now.

Start-up Hillcrest Labs delves into digital TV
Telephony 05/24/05

A Maryland start-up company is promising to dramatically change the way consumers navigate the increasingly complex world of digital television, creating a new navigation system the replaces the 100-plus button remote control with a two-button, intuitive free-space pointing device that is the trigger to a new multi-dimensional content framework.

10 White-Hot Technologies
Telephony 04/06/05

Today’s wireless network is not just about the call anymore. While voice is still the dominant application, carriers are offering a dizzying array of new data and even video services directly to the handset. With the adoption of increasingly complex data and converged services, ensuring that the services that are accessed by the handsets and devices in the field work properly is of paramount importance. They also need to be upgraded remotely when a new service is introduced.

SBC project highlights do-it-all trend
Dallas Morning News 02/19/05

SAN ANTONIO – It was a much simpler world for SBC Communications Inc. when its mission was just to help customers talk to one another.

Will all get quiet on the telecom front?
Dallas Morning News 02/15/05

After several years of deliberate and painstaking restructuring, telecom companies are creating corporate empires with renewed zeal.

Industry leaders line up to praise Powell
Telephony 01/21/05

Telephony & Wireless Review editors & Bob Egan from Mobile Competency discuss the opportunities and challenges for WiMAX technology in 2005.

How one community got DSL
Network World 10/11/04

It's not news that the telephone company databases feeding broadband customer service front ends can be wrong. Like me, you've probably been in the position of trying to convince a customer service representative that you really should be able to get broadband in your area, despite what the computer says. Usually your perspective is driven by common sense ("My house is right next door to the central office") or things too obvious to ignore ("Nineteen of my neighbors have DSL"). But what do you do when your telco tells you your entire community does not qualify for DSL?

Diving In
Telephony 09/15/04

The initial goal of DSL was simple: provide an Internet connection better than dial up. But as traditional carriers face significant competition from cable operators, the challenge becomes how to compete over that same DSL line. Amid their fiber-to-the-X battle cries, carriers have emerged with the TR-58/59 specifications as a launching pad to provide a differentiated service set over DSL.

Telecom policy gets political
Network World 08/23/04

In a presidential election year, everything is up for grabs - even things no one has seemed to care about for a long time.

TIA and FTTH Council release updated
LIGHTWAVE 05/19/04

The Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Council and the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) today released an updated list of "U.S. Optical Fiber Communities," with the total rising to 128 communities in 32 states.

Wi-Fi, wide area switching arrives
InfoWorld 04/21/04

After two years of promises from the wireless industry, Broadbeam appears to be the first player to deliver seamless switching between wide area and wireless local area (Wi-Fi) networks.

Jackson Energy Authority and Aeneas Internet & Telephone deliver VoIP over FTTP
LIGHTWAVE 03/31/04

Building on its success deploying what it claims is the nation's largest fully-funded Fiber-to-the-Premise (FTTP) network, the Jackson Energy Authority is partnering with Aeneas Internet & Telephone, the largest ISP in western Tennessee, to offer voice services to 31,000 homes and businesses. Aeneas has selected MetaSwitch as its VoIP technology partner for the venture, based on the company's proven ability working with the JEA's chosen FTTP network vendor, Wave7 Optics. Using MetaSwitch's flagship VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch, Aeneas will offer Jackson residents a range of advanced calling features, along with the ability to manage and configure those services via the Web.

Jackson Gets VOIP over FTTP
LightReading 03/30/04

Building on its success deploying the nation's largest fully-funded Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) network, the Jackson Energy Authority is partnering with Aeneas Internet & Telephone, the largest ISP in western Tennessee, to offer voice services to 31,000 homes and businesses. Aeneas has selected MetaSwitch as its VoIP technology partner for the venture based on the company's proven ability working with the JEA's chosen FTTP network vendor, Wave7 Optics (www.wave7optics.com). Using MetaSwitch's flagship VP3500 Next Generation Class 5 Switch, Aeneas will offer Jackson residents a broad range of advanced calling features, along with the ability to manage and configure those services via the Web.

For RLECs, Opportunities Still Outweigh Obstacles
Telephony 02/10/04

When it comes to the USF (Universal Service Fund), rural LECs are like coal miners working a profitable vein of anthracite: They realize the lode is finite, but figure there’s plenty to be tapped so long as nothing causes a cave-in.

NTT Picks Acme Packet Sbcs
LightReading 11/03/03

Acme Packets today announced that NTT Communications (NTT Com), the Tokyo-based global IP solution company, has selected the Net-Netä session border controllers to meet the high availability and security requirements for their commercial network. The multiprotocol support (SIP, H.323, MGCP) with interworking functionality (SIP-H.323, H.323-H.323) in Acme Packet’s carrier-class solution, and critical security features such as hosted NAT traversal, access control, topology hiding, and denial of service (DoS) protection, all contributed to NTT Com’s decision to deploy Acme Packet.

Net.com, Atreus Team On QoS
LightReading 10/29/03

net.com (NYSE: NWK - message board), a leading vendor of next generation BRAS technology to enable broadband service creation, and Atreus Systems, a service definition and fulfillment leader for Internet protocol (IP) services and applications, today announced a strategic technology and marketing partnership to supply their carrier customers with quality of service (QoS) enabled IP service delivery systems for use in applications such as voice or data virtual private networks, video on demand, IP TV, bandwidth on demand, and content delivery.

Wave7optics And Jackson Energy Plan 'largest' Fttp Network Deployment In US
LIGHTWAVE 10/08/03

Wave7 receives initial purchase order of USD15 million to deliver Ultra High Speed Last Mile Link optical broadband equipment through 2004

New Orleans: Optical Solutions Gets Rus Ok
LightReading 10/08/03

Optical Solutions Inc., the fiber to the premises market leader, today announced that its FiberPath 500 fiber to the premises (FTTP) system has been accepted by the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS). A technical standards committee at RUS determines acceptance of products for the List of Materials. The company's FiberPath 400 FTTP system is also listed on the RUS List of Materials.

Wave7 Wins In Jackson
LightReading 10/06/03

The Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) of Jackson, Tennessee, an electric, gas, water, and wastewater utility company, along with Wave7 Optics are teaming to build the largest "fiber-to-the-premises" (FTTP) network in North America to date. Upon its anticipated completion in 2005, the network will "pass" 31,000 homes and businesses in JEA’s electric service area. The two companies made the announcement here at the 2003 Fiber-to-the-Home Conference and Expo, the FTTP industry’s largest event. Wave7 Optics is exhibiting in booth 170 at the Hilton Riverside Hotel conference center.

Ethernet services provider Yipes raises more funds in comeback bid
Network World 09/16/03

Yipes Enterprise Services, which this week announced a fresh infusion of venture capital, is an Ethernet service provider looking to make the most of a second chance.

DSL Forum Tackles Premium Services
LightReading 09/12/03

After a year of development, the latest DSL Forum technical specifications have hit the streets. The impact of the new specs, which detail the next generation of broadband services, could be huge, as vendors scramble to upgrade products to meet the requirements, and carriers begin deploying new revenue generating services enabled by the new architecture.

SBC Ratchets Up PON Politics
LightReading 09/11/03

If you're looking to wager on the outcome of the RBOC fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) initiative, you might want to first check on who's giving you the odds.

Telechoice Touts Dsl Growth
LightReading 09/11/03

The latest DSL Forum technical specification has hit the streets, detailing the next generation of broadband services, and the impact will be immediate on worldwide telco customers and service provider revenues, says a new report from TeleChoice, Inc., a telecommunications consultancy specializing in broadband network edge applications, and East by North, Inc., a telecommunications consulting and training organization. The new specification, designed to be implemented quickly in the existing DSL and broadband networks, could result in almost $1b annually in incremental services within the first few years of service.

Long-haul Fiber Glut Persists
InfoWorld 09/09/03

The "fiber glut" that has been widely blamed for a weak long-haul telecom equipment and services market still exists in most areas, but there are signs that more existing fiber needs to come online and demand might soar in the next few years.

FTTP RFP Countdown: One Week Until the Short List
XChange 09/06/03

One week from today BellSouth Corp., SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon Communications, through what they’re calling the Joint Procurement Consortium, are expected to issue the short list of suppliers for the group’s fiber-to-the-premises project.

Going To Sea…wirelessly
Network World 09/02/03

We tend to look at the telecom market from a land-based perspective, but the maritime communications industry is huge. In fact, we’ve seen estimates that this industry is worth as much as $4 billion annually. Merchant ships, fishing vessels, barges and even pleasure crafts often venture out of cell-phone range, and need a means of communicating back to the dry side of the world.

There's A New Competitor In Town – It's The Town!
Network World 08/19/03

Hey service providers, there's a movement afoot in small town America that you should be aware of. The town itself sees a profitable opportunity in providing broadband telecommunications and entertainment services to the community.

Getting virtual with wireless LANs
Network World 08/05/03

Despite relatively limited revenue growth for vendors - caused by steep drops in per unit pricing - the wireless LAN market is growing like crazy. Unit sales continue to grow at a double digit pace. More than half of the enterprises we surveyed recently either had WLAN equipment in place, or were planning to have it within a year. As WLANs proliferate, however, many enterprises and public venues face an issue: how to provide secured, policy-driven access to different groups of end users.

Handicapping the FTTP market
LIGHTWAVE 08/01/03

The joint request for proposal (RFP) recently issued by BellSouth, SBC Communications, and Verizon has caused a whirlwind of activity in the fiber to the premises (FTTP) space, particularly among vendors of passive-optical-network (PON) equipment....

Handicapping the FTTP market
LIGHTWAVE 08/01/03

The joint request for proposal (RFP) recently issued by BellSouth, SBC Communications, and Verizon has caused a whirlwind of activity in the fiber to the premises (FTTP) space, particularly among vendors of passive-optical-network (PON) equipment. With just four weeks to complete their proposals, PON startups have scrambled to partner with established vendors and vice versa, making any handicapping of the market difficult at best.

Infrastructure Solutions: The Future of PON -- More Thoughts on the RBOC FTTP RFP
XChange 08/01/03

PON seemed the obvious choice in defining the focus of this article, listed in XCHANGE’s editorial calendar simply as “next steps in broadband last mile.” Since late May the industry has been buzzing about the fiber-to-the-premises RFP issued by an RBOC consortium including BellSouth, SBC Communications Inc. and Verizon.

The Wild Wireless West: An old technology stands to challenge cell and wireline carriers
Network World 07/22/03

After recently talking to Norman Bangle, managing partner of telecom investment group Stellar Holdings, it seems like the Wild West wildcatting mentality is still alive and well. It’s all legal, filed, and tariffed, but there is still going to be poaching on someone’s territory.

IP telephony vendor VocalData snags $12.5 million in funding
Network World 07/16/03

VocalData this week announced a new round of venture funding that will be put toward helping the company better meet the ...

Needed: A return to simplicity
Network World 07/14/03

We're hearing a steady hum across the industry as the market begins to recover a little, some forward visibility starts to creep in, and things, well . . . pick up, albeit in some slow-growth ways.

Peer-to-peer traffic - friend or foe?
Network World 07/08/03

Most everyone is aware of the havoc peer-to-peer traffic can cause on a service provider’s network. But many may not be aware that some solutions now exist to control this traffic.

Mobile data is coming, and backhaul needs upgrading
Network World 06/24/03

Whatever your opinion is regarding how fast it will happen, it seems inevitable that near broadband, and eventually true broadband wireless services are on their way. Verizon is trialing EV-DO in Maryland and San Diego, and several smaller carriers have also begun full-blown market trials and even revenue-generating deployments. Other carriers, like Clearwire, are using UMTS systems for portable/mobile broadband data deployments. Still others are mixing Wi-Fi hot spots into their existing GPRS or 1XRTT networks.

Microsoft wants more PDAs in hot spots
ZDNet 06/23/03

Microsoft has teamed with the largest hot spot service providers in the United States to encourage more people to use Pocket PCs for wireless Net access at coffee shops, airport lounges and other typical hot spot locales.

Show to focus on broadband ROI
Network World 06/02/03

Technology is willing but the business case remains suspect heading into SuperComm 2003.

RBOCs push fiber closer to users
Network World 06/02/03

Three regional Bell operating companies last week adopted a set of common technical requirements for extending fiber- ...

Numbers Crunched
Telephony 06/02/03

HOME SWEET HOME … Survey numbers about the home networking market.

Front Page: SUPERCOMM: Still On the A-List
XChange 06/01/03

Telecom trade shows aren't anything like those in the bubble years. Attendance is down from its peak and there are few bells and whistles. Don't expect to see David Letterman or Bruce Springsteen entertain, and, remember, there is no such thing as a free lunch -- literally.

RBOCs jointly push fiber closer
Network World 05/29/03

Three RBOCs this week adopted a set of common technical requirements for extending fiber-optic cabling and equipment to homes and businesses.

Untangling the hot spot backhaul mess
Network World 05/27/03

Wireless LAN hot spots face a common issue - how to provide adequate backhaul from each wireless access point onto the public Internet and other WANs. Getting users connected to the wireless network itself is not all that hard for hot spot operators, but carrying the user’s traffic back to the Internet is giving operators all sorts of headaches.

The truth will set us free
Network World 05/26/03

John Chambers has made a big issue over the past year of re-establishing trust in the telecom marketplace. The rise and fall of the telecom sector has been blamed substantially on the hype perpetrated on everyone by, well, everyone. We simply don't know who knows the "truth," and we're still living a lot of lies in our industry.

Telcos use Wi-Fi to ward off cable
ZDNet 05/15/03

Telecommunications companies are starting to use Wi-Fi as a weapon against the cable industry's ambitions to infiltrate the local telephone market.

Consolidating your access points
Network World 04/29/03

In past columns we've talked about some "switched" wireless LAN solutions: devices that control and aggregate multiple access points in an enterprise or campus Wi-Fi deployment. These switches provide central management of all access points in a Wi-Fi network - traffic prioritization, load balancing, and even, in some cases, monitoring of the airwaves for unauthorized users and rogue access points. A host of these solutions have hit the market in the past six months from vendors such as Aruba Wireless Networks, Chantry Networks, Airespace and others. The main selling point of all of these solutions is that they provide a centrally managed wireless LAN system as opposed to the more traditional enterprise approach of installing a series of "smart" access points, each of which handles its own authentication, security, routing and other network functionality.

Last-mile rivals pressure cable
EE Times 04/07/03

Incumbent local-exchange carriers are realizing that standard asymmetric digital subscriber line service may not be enough to woo broadband customers away from cable multisystem operators, which hold a two-to-one lead in U.S. subscriber line deployments. So DSL developers are touting spectral management and "vectored DSL" to make the most of copper.

Location services move into prime time
Network World 04/01/03

Location-aware services - providing information, applications and services to wireless customers based upon their physical location - have been a long promised part of the next-gen wireless data services that seem to be finally getting off the ground around the world. We recently spent some time at the Cellular Telephone Industry Association (CTIA) conference in New Orleans, and saw location-based services in action. We walked away impressed from what we saw - location-aware services for 2.5 and 3G handsets (and in some cases, for short message service-capable 2G handsets).

What if service providers could make wireless LANs easy?
Network World 03/18/03

There’s much talk in the press about the explosive growth in wireless LAN usage and how this is the hot spot (no pun intended) for wireless technology. On the flip side, there are the actual users of this technology who are still for the most part unconvinced. Although they are intrigued by the functionality of wireless LANs, most are still baffled about what it takes to support a wireless LAN - how to manage it, how many access points to install, what kind of performance to expect and, oh, don’t forget, will it be secure?

Mac users get more ISP choices
ZDNet 03/06/03

Although Mac users have often been treated as second-class citizens by Internet service providers, they are about to have a few more choices.

DSL penetrates the business market . . . slowly
Network World 03/03/03

Many early providers of DSL disappeared during the telecom meltdown, but the technology has continued to evolve and grow in popularity.

FCC ruling could mean status quo
Network World 03/03/03

The Federal Communications Commission's much-ballyhooed triennial review last month was supposed to kick-start the ailing telecom industry, but observers who've digested the controversial decision say the regulations won't have much immediate effect.

Fixed Broadband Wireless Marches Ahead
XChange 03/01/03

Fixed broadband wireless is moving forward as vendors garner new contracts and deliver new and improved products offering more bandwidth and additional features.

PON moves forward
Network World 02/18/03

The Passive Optical Networking industry has made some key steps forward since our last column on the subject two months ago. Most significantly, the ITU-T has approved the first two components of the Gigabit PON standard - G.984.1 and G.984.2 - and reached an "almost frozen" draft stage on a third, G.984.3.

Service provider-ready wireless LANs
Network World 02/11/03

Wireless LANs remain one of the bright spots in an otherwise lackluster networking market. But service providers, with a few exceptions, haven't really caught on to the services aspect of the Wi-Fi revolution. Sure, companies like Boingo and Wayport are beginning to make a business providing hot spot services, and Cometa has jumped into the pool too (creating a huge splash), but there isn't yet a widespread availability of Wi-Fi services in public places (beyond Starbucks/T-Mobile).

FlexLight Networks announces first GPON product to meet newly approved ITU-T G.984.1 and G.984.2 standards
LIGHTWAVE 02/11/03

Gigabit passive-optical-networking (GPON) vendor FlexLight Networks announced general availability today of its Optimate product suite -the first GPON product that is fully compliant with the ITU's standards for GPON, which were announced by the ITU on January 31, 2003.

First Gigabit PON product meets new ITU standards
LIGHTWAVE 02/11/03

FlexLight Networks has announced general availability of its Optimate product suite - the industry's first Gigabit passive optical networking product that is fully compliant with the ITU's GPON standards.

World's first Gigabit PON product announced by FlexLight Networks
LIGHTWAVE 02/10/03

FlexLight Networks, (Atlanta, GA) the optical access provider, announced general availability of its Optimate product suite - the industry's first Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) product that is fully compliant with the ITU's standards for GPON, newly announced by the ITU on January 31, 2003. Optimate is shipping today and is currently involved in major trials with customers in Europe and Asia.

A look at new service revenue generation via IP services
Network World 01/21/03

The main problems today's service providers face are not a surprise to anyone who works in the telecom industry. They have been discussed and rehashed for the past year in the media, at conferences and in internal meetings.

Broadband wireless service drawing renewed interest
Network World 01/20/03

Licensed broadband wireless services that provide an alternative to DSL and cable connections could become more widely available in coming months as providers shift from trialing new technology to providing commercial offerings.

Streamlining your network with GMPLS - Part 2
Network World 01/07/03

Returning to profitability and increasing shareholder value will no doubt be huge themes for service providers in 2003. We want to continue our discussion from the November column regarding Generalized Multi-protocol Label Switching (GMPLS) and service provider expectations. Part 1 can be found here.

Will 2003 see a telecom revival?
Network World 12/02/02

Columns written this time of year often have one of three themes: a nostalgic look back - such as the 10 best things to happen in 2002 (unfortunately, the "best" events this year would be "worst" in a good year); wishful Santa-list dreaming - you know, the 10 services we'd like to see launched (realistically, we're not even likely to get one of them in 2003); or a hopeful look forward.

Wireline providers: Stemming the outflow to cellular options
Network World 11/26/02

If you're a wireline provider, you have to admit there are some challenges coming down the pike. Slow acceptance or not, 3G is coming, and the wireless data services' pricing plans are getting better rationalized. Users will come too; it's only a matter of time. They have already come to the cellular voice services - even as their primary telephone lines, and that migration is increasing.

What is broadband?
Network World 11/18/02

The debate about the need for a national broadband policy has been pushed to the back burner by national security issues, but before it comes back to a boil the industry needs to agree on what broadband is.

Wi-Fi for handhelds gets a push
ZDNet 11/14/02

Wireless "hot spot" provider Boingo Wireless on Thursday unveiled software meant to make it easier for people with handheld devices to use Wi-Fi wireless networks.

Spediant Spies Copper Opportunity
LightReading 11/06/02

As small and medium-sized businesses become more and more bandwidth hungry, Spediant Systems says it has a plan to satisfy their appetites (see Spediant Intros Access Technology ).

Spediant Spies Copper Opportunity
LightReading 11/06/02

As small and medium-sized businesses become more and more bandwidth hungry, Spediant Systems says it has a plan to satisfy their appetites (see Spediant Intros Access Technology ).

Spediant Spies Copper Opportunity
LightReading 11/06/02

As small and medium-sized businesses become more and more bandwidth hungry, Spediant Systems says it has a plan to satisfy their appetites.

Williams back from Chapter 11
Network World 10/21/02

Williams Communications emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy last week with a new name, no debt and $375 million available in credit.

Sarvega Accelerates XML
LightReading 10/15/02

As a growing number of companies wake up to the benefits of using extensible markup language, or XML, a few startups have begun to emerge with products that address the equally large challenges posed by the meta-language.

Sarvega Accelerates XML
LightReading 10/15/02

As a growing number of companies wake up to the benefits of using extensible markup language, or XML, a few startups have begun to emerge with products that address the equally large challenges posed by the meta-language.

Sarvega Accelerates XML
LightReading 10/15/02

As a growing number of companies wake up to the benefits of using extensible markup language, or XML, a few startups have begun to emerge with products that address the equally large challenges posed by the meta-language.

Intrusion Prevention Systems complete security
Network World 10/15/02

No longer is a managed firewall adequate to protect a customer's vital network and information assets. A complete security offering requires a multiple-layer approach that includes an intrusion detection or prevention solution. Service providers who provide less than a complete offering run the risk of becoming irrelevant as these additional measures become critical to enterprise security.

Crisis requires change of habit
Network World 10/07/02

It's no secret that the service providers are having problems. We've not seen the last of the big bankruptcies. Most of their business customers are sitting it out, rechecking their own strategies in light of the telecom mess and waiting for it to be resolved.

DSL providers expand service options
Network World 09/09/02

DSL companies, like their cable counterparts, are beginning to introduce a variety of service plans and pricing options, giving companies with telecommuters a choice of paying more money for a high-end service, or less for a basic broadband offering that's still better than dial-up.

In another round of layoffs at Tellabs, 800 lose jobs
Network World 09/05/02

Bandwidth management equipment vendor Tellabs is laying off another 800 workers, including 400 in the U.S. and 400 in Ireland, as it again trims costs to cope with continuing sales declines in a tough IT marketplace.

PON Pushers Huff and Puff
LightReading 09/02/02

In a bid to help boost the ever-floundering market for passive optical networking (PON) gear, a group of vendors, carriers, and other intrepid PON proponents are expected to launch a forum to promote PON technology. An announcement is set to happen at or close to the time of the NFOEC show next month.

Telecom scared stupid
Network World 08/19/02

We have clients all over the world, in all aspects of telecom. Service providers. Vendors. Software developers. Chip makers. Management consultants. Wireline, wireless, cable, telephone companies, cellular. The works.

Return of the New Economy Super hero? Vendors Unite to Ignite Telco Topline Revenue
XChange 08/01/02

It was at the industry's annual SUPERCOMM show this summer that a newly formed "community" of technology vendors appeared with the stated goal of stitching together a fabric designed to help service providers break out of their apparent innovation coma.

Bracing for an Internet disaster
ZDNet 07/19/02


IDEAL to expand optical fiber tool line
LIGHTWAVE 07/18/02

IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc. is creating a major expansion of its optical fiber tool line.

IDEAL expands fiber-optic tool line to serve escalating demand for lighting dark fiber
LIGHTWAVE 07/18/02

IDEAL expands fiber-optic tool line to serve escalating demand for lighting dark fiber

Product portfolio delivers optical Ethernet with SONET attributes
LIGHTWAVE 07/01/02

Lucent Technologies' spinout, Internet Photonics Inc. (Shrewsbury, NJ, and Marlboro, MA), recently unveiled its LightStack product family, which promises to make data and video services more profitable by leveraging existing fiber and fitting into carriers' existing operational models.

WorldCom finds accounting errors, fires CFO
Network World 06/26/02

WorldCom Tuesday announced it will restate its financial results for 2001 and the first quarter of 2002 as a result of accounting irregularities and has terminated Chief Financial Officer Scott Sullivan.

C&W hangs up on its voice, frame and ATM customers
Network World 06/24/02

Cable & Wireless is getting ready to exit the domestic voice, frame relay and ATM markets but hopes to minimize customer inconvenience by selling its user base to other service providers.

Williams plans Ethernet push
Network World 06/17/02

Williams Communications is planning to enter the metropolitan-area and wide-area Ethernet services market later this year with offerings the company says will be more scalable than those available from others.

Survival is key message at SuperComm show
Network World 06/10/02

Despite the best efforts of vendors to hawk their wares, attendees at last week's SuperComm were more concerned with lifelines than product lines.

Carriers: Innovation not at standstill
Network World 06/03/02

It's still true that carriers are spending mostly on technologies that will help them reduce operational costs and keep future capital spending in check.

SBC offering IP, DSL Centrex
Network World 06/03/02

SBC Communications hopes to attract companies striving to cut costs with IP Centrex and DSL Centrex services it unveiled last week.

Efficient launches T-1 gateway
Network World 06/03/02

Efficient breaks into the T-1 market with the Siemens se5940 T-1 Business Gateway, which combines a CSU/DSU, router, firewall, Ethernet switch and back-up dial modem in one device.

SUPERCOMM 2002: Time to Rethink the Capex Prognosis? Cable Threat, OSS, Tech, Could Revive Spending Sooner Rather Than Later
XChange 06/01/02

Amid the unrelenting storm eroding capital spending in telecom, it may seem futile to look for a silver lining in the clouds overhanging this year's SUPERCOMM. A closer look at the market suggests spending across a wide array of equipment and software categories could become robust much sooner than many people anticipate.

Hot Start-ups
Telephony 06/01/02

It's no time to be a start-up, according to many in the industry.

Covad, McLeodUSA Beat Bankruptcy
XChange 06/01/02

A few large competitive carriers, enduring months under the microscopes of judges and creditor committees, have emerged from bankruptcy court. They are hoping to leave behind their once-questionable financial status.

Efficient launches T-1 gateway
Network World 05/29/02

DSL equipment provider Efficient Networks broke into the T-1 market last week by launching the Siemens se5940 T1 Business Gateway, which combines a DSU/CSU, router, firewall, Ethernet switch and back-up dial modem in one device.

DSL's trials, tribulations nearing an end?
EBN 05/23/02

DSL broadband has labored mightily through its early stages of development, but providers of both central-office and customer-premise silicon solutions are priming for accelerated growth.

WorldCom launches Ethernet portfolio
Network World 05/20/02

WorldCom last week introduced a family of metropolitan-area network and long-haul Ethernet services designed for businesses that require high-speed connections to handle new bandwidth-intensive applications such as storage-area networking.

VPN services tout easier control
Network World 05/20/02

Two VPN service providers are touting features that make it easier for businesses to manage access to their networks by employees, customers and partners.

WorldCom Unveils Metro Ethernet
LightReading 05/15/02

WorldCom has rolled out a series of services based on point-to-point Ethernet connections, and it says this is just a start.

WorldCom Unveils Metro Ethernet
LightReading 05/15/02

WorldCom Inc. (Nasdaq: WCOM - message board) today introduced metro Ethernet services nationwide in what it says is a key step (see WorldCom Launches Metro Ethernet ).

Guarding the Gigabits
LightReading 05/07/02

With more and more companies deploying networks that can run at gigabit speed, certain security applications can literally be a drag. But judging from several announcements at NetWorld+Interop (N+I), that might just be about to change.

Guarding the Gigabits
LightReading 05/07/02

With more and more companies deploying networks that can run at gigabit speed, certain security applications can literally be a drag. But judging from several announcements at NetWorld+Interop (N+I), that might just be about to change.

Carriers beef up service-level agreements
Network World 05/06/02

Covad Communications has begun offering broader service-level agreements, a move that could help the DSL carrier differentiate its services from those of incumbents if it can deliver on its lofty promises.

BellSouth to Roll Out Revamped Business DSL
Telephony 05/06/02

Undeterred by the stale DSL market, BellSouth this week will launch an expanded business DSL offering.

Gig-E, G-PON, Gee-Whiz
Network World 04/22/02

The snappy marketers that drove the DSL industry to use 23 of the 26 letters of the alphabet to describe their technologies have moved to the optical access side of the house. We've now got A-PON (ATM passive optical network), E-PON (Ethernet PON) and G-PON (Gigabit PON).

Start-up Gemplex kicks off IP VPN offerings
Network World 04/22/02

Gemplex is set to launch IP VPN services this week that will let users set up secure IP networks in 37 countries.

Teleglobe moves to unify managed data services
Network World 04/22/02

Teleglobe Communications is simplifying its managed data services by offering a single device that it claims is easy to upgrade as well as cost-effective.

AT&T airs converged network upgrades
Network World 04/15/02

AT&T unveiled enhancements to its voice-over-data services last week that expand their reach to ATM customers and more international locations.

NetScreen Goes Carrier-Grade
LightReading 04/15/02

NetScreen Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: NSCN - message board) today introduced a line of high-speed security firewalls targeted at large companies and telecom carriers.

NetScreen Goes Carrier-Grade
LightReading 04/15/02

NetScreen Technologies Inc. today introduced a line of high-speed security firewalls targeted at large companies and telecom carriers.

"There is no fibre glut"
LIGHTWAVE 04/01/02

No surprise for a fibre maker to say that the rumour of a "fibre glut" is inaccurate, or even totally wrong. But, at the OFC event, Janice Haber of OFS had some trenchant arguments to counter the glut-believers.

Where Is VOIP?
LightReading 03/29/02

Despite setbacks and delays, vendors of packetized voice products that run voice over Internet Protocol (IP) or Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks insist their future will be solid in carrier networks -- even if it takes a while to get there.

Where Is VOIP?
LightReading 03/29/02

Despite setbacks and delays, vendors of packetized voice products that run voice over Internet Protocol (IP) or Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks insist their future will be solid in carrier networks -- even if it takes a while to get there.

Acme Software Vets VOIP
LightReading 03/26/02

Acme Packet, a startup founded in August of 2000, yesterday announced two products designed to help service providers offer interactive voice applications over an IP network.

Acme Software Vets VOIP
LightReading 03/26/02

Acme Packet, a startup founded in August of 2000, yesterday announced two products designed to help service providers offer interactive voice applications over an IP network.

MPLS 'Could Save Billions' Says Study
LightReading 03/21/02

Users need to be "forced" to deploy Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and start setting priorization bits in the traffic they send over broadband networks, according to a study released this week by TeleChoice Inc., a market research consultancy (see MPLS is Key to Profits, Says Study).

MPLS 'Could Save Billions' Says Study
LightReading 03/21/02

Users need to be "forced" to deploy Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and start setting priorization bits in the traffic they send over broadband networks, according to a study released this week by TeleChoice Inc., a market research consultancy.

Report: Super broadband initiative would cost trillions
Telephony 03/19/02

The national broadband policy advocated by the trade group TechNet would cost as much as $1 trillion in optical network buildouts in the first five years...

PhotonEx's 40-Gbit/sec system
LIGHTWAVE 03/01/02

PhotonEx Corp. (Maynard, MA) is perhaps best known for its recent financing coup; the company closed its third round of funding, a $90-million endeavor, last October, bringing its total to $178 million, enough to remain operational through 2003 and into 2004.

WaveSmith's Frame Relay Connection
LightReading 02/19/02

WaveSmith Networks Inc. says an addition to its multiservice switch, announced today, will help break open a new market -- frame relay.

Yes, that's right. Frame relay, the so-called "legacy" networking technology that, like ATM, seems to be again in vogue.

WaveSmith's Frame Relay Connection
LightReading 02/19/02

WaveSmith Networks Inc. says an addition to its multiservice switch, announced today, will help break open a new market -- frame relay.

THE LOCAL EXCHANGE IN 2015
Telephony 02/18/02

In 1986 the local exchange network was much different than it is today. Then there was no household Internet penetration, and only 6% of office computers...

North American DSL market reaches 5.5 million lines; ILECs have the lead
America's Network 02/15/02

DSL lines in service in North America totaled 5,509,386 at the end of 2001, according to new statistics published by TeleChoice Inc. The US had 4,363,846 DSL lines in service at year's end with incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs) accounting for 88% of the total, followed by competitive LECs with 11% and IXCs with about 1%. Canada exceeded 1 million lines for the first time, ending the quarter with 1,145,540 DSL lines in service.

Picolight launches long-wavelength optical transceivers, extending the enterprise advantage to metro applications
LIGHTWAVE 02/13/02

Picolight Inc. has announced availability of the first member of its E x t e n s u s(TM) family of long-wavelength (1310 nm) optical transceivers that extend the performance advantages of the company's volume enterprise optics to the metropolitan-access network and optical Ethernet applications.

North American DSL market reaches 4.75 million
LIGHTWAVE 02/01/02

DSL lines in service in North America totaled about 4.75 million at the end of third quarter 2001, according to new statistics published by TeleChoice Inc.

HOME NETWORK SECURITY
Telephony 01/28/02

More Americans are choosing to spend time working and playing at home, a phenomenon dubbed cocooning. Centillium Communications is banking on the acceleration...

RapidStream gets to the (Check) Point
Network World 01/21/02

RapidStream is betting customers will be more willing to buy its high-speed security gear if it runs big-name firewall-VPN software made by Check Point Software.

Alliance Formed to Drive 40 Gb/s Commercialization
LIGHTWAVE 01/14/02

PhotonEx Corp., a supplier of 40 Gb/s network-wide photonic systems, has announced the founding of the 40G Collaborative, a business alliance committed to the commercialization of deployable 40 Gb/s solutions in the core public services network.

Access Denied -- AT&T, Sprint Pull Plugs on Broadband Initiatives, WorldCom Quietly Moves Ahead
XChange 01/01/02

Back in telecom's heyday, the Big 3 -- AT&T Corp., Sprint Corp. and WorldCom Inc. -- had high-profile plans to become major players in providing broadband access to underserved: consumers and small to mid-sized businesses.

New Nortel Products Expedite Security Transactions
XChange 01/01/02

Nortel Networks is aiming to break the security bottleneck.

'Much-needed' Media Servers May Be Too Early to Market
XChange 01/01/02

SnowShore Networks Inc. says its much-anticipated media server is ready to help next-generation network operators deliver sophisticated enhanced services to hoards of users.

Is the fiber glut for real?
EBN 12/10/01

A small but growing number of analysts say the world's telecommunications diet needs more fiber despite the massive layoffs, inventory write-downs, and lack of visibility that have plagued the sector since last year.

Fiber glut challenged as misperception
EBN 12/09/01

A small but growing number of analysts say the world's telecommunications diet needs more fiber despite the massive layoffs, inventory write-downs, and lack of visibility that have plagued the sector since last year.

Looks Can Be Deceiving -- Traditional capital spending declines mask potential impact of new demand
XChange 12/01/01

There seems little reason to disagree, amid an unrelenting tide of bleak quarterly earnings reports from carriers and their suppliers this fall, that ongoing retrenchments in capital spending are in order for 2002.

Platform X : All I Want For Christmas...
XChange 12/01/01

The holiday season is upon us and good ol' St. Nick is evaluating who has been naughty and nice.

Under Pressure -- DSL Deployments Hit by Price Hikes, Economic Factors
XChange 11/01/01

Despite the apparent demand for ubiquitous broadband services, DSL growth is slowing. This is blamed on economic instability , the rising cost of services and hard feelings after some broadband providers went out of business.

Reining in Chromatic Dispersion
Telephony 11/01/01

To deal with the increase in voice, video and data traffic cost effectively, service providers are making the most of their installed fiber optic networks by revitalizing the optical core. Core revitalization calls for new levels of performance: more DWDM channels per fiber, faster data rates, and longer distances between regenerators. But, as channel counts and data rates increase in the core, system sensitivity to chromatic dispersion-the spreading of optical pulses as they propagate through optical transport fiber-skyrockets. Chromatic dispersion has become a significant barrier to the cost efficiencies promised by higher performance levels and must be managed effectively to maximize capacity and minimize costs in the core.

Reining in Chromatic Dispersion
Telephony 11/01/01

New dispersion management solutions are required to revamp the optical core.

Headers
CommWeb 10/15/01

Second Tier, Not Second String. Top Lawman Alerts Telecom Industry.

DSL Chipmaker GlobeSpan Buying Virata
CommWeb 10/02/01

GlobeSpan and Virata are confident on bringing a more complete product offering to DSL equipment makers.

Strangers With Candy
CommWeb 09/28/01

Free vendor consulting services can be a sweet deal, but beware the potential bitter bite.

Clampdown Over Shutdown
CommWeb 09/28/01

FCC puts its foot in Rhythms' slamming door

New DSL standard offers faster speeds
ZDNet 09/21/01

An emerging high-speed Internet standard in Europe holds potential for faster download speeds and broader availability for many U.S. businesses--if they're willing to wait a while.

New DSL standard offers faster speeds
ZDNet 09/21/01


New DSL standard offers faster speeds
ZDNet 09/21/01

An emerging high-speed Internet standard in Europe holds potential for faster download speeds and broader availability for many U.S. businesses--if they're willing to wait a while.

Looming Large
CommWeb 09/14/01

Verizon casts a pretty big shadow for a one-year-old. Can it live up to its image?

Qwest makes first FSO move
Telephony 09/10/01

The free-space optics, or FSO, market will get a long-needed boost this week when LightPointe announces an expected deal with Qwest Communications, marking...

IT Favors Telecommuting
CommWeb 09/04/01

With telecommuting on the rise, corporations should consider fully managed VPN services, according to anaylsts.

DSL Finds Path to Growth, Convergence
Telephony 09/01/01

Driven by the proliferation of new multimedia applications and increasing overall traffic levels, service providers have undertaken extensive modernization of their core networks with pervasive deployment of high-bandwidth, optical transport technologies. In addition, service convergence over packet-switched IP networks promises to optimize shared transport infrastructures for all types of services. Modernization of access network architectures is also required, however, to take advantage of seamless network convergence opportunities.

DSL Finds Path to Growth, Convergence
Telephony 09/01/01

Driven by the proliferation of new multimedia applications and increasing overall traffic levels, service providers have undertaken extensive modernization of their core networks with pervasive deployment of high-bandwidth, optical transport technologies.

Bacco Bits
CommWeb 08/29/01

Business-Class Service at a Coach Price?

Synergy or Stupidity?
CommWeb 08/29/01

Rejiggered Cisco targets the telecom market by way of the enterprise

Sony and Ericsson Agree On Partnership
CommWeb 08/29/01

Sony and Ericsson agree to merge mobile-phone businesses and form Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications.

Lender Comes Knocking On Excite@Home's Door
CommWeb 08/28/01

Promethean has told Excite@Home it wants to be repayed the $50 million for which the broadband service provider issued it convertible notes in June.

We Need More Fiber
CommWeb 08/28/01

New study says long-haul fiber capacity will be used up by 2004.

Èquipe announces Èlite LifeCycle services for the È3200
LIGHTWAVE 08/14/01

Èquipe Communications Corporation announced the Èlite LifeCycle Service and Support Program for its flagship product: the Èquipe 3200 Multi-Layer Optical On-Ramp (È3200).

Èquipe announces Èlite LifeCycle services for the È3200
LIGHTWAVE 08/14/01

Èquipe Communications Corporation announced the Èlite LifeCycle Service and Support Program for its flagship product: the Èquipe 3200 Multi-Layer Optical On-Ramp (È3200).

Lack of reliable forecasting exacerbates industry's downward trend
EBN 07/30/01

We've been devoting a lot of time and column inches to exploring the factors that have led the electronics sector into the abyss. What we've found is disturbing, because it shows an industry that has consistently treated the symptoms of its illness but has failed to come to grips with the disease itself.

Shedding Light On Fiber Capacity
CommWeb 07/26/01

TeleChoice attacks misperceptions over glut

Broadband Bid Sparks Power Play
CommWeb 07/26/01

New AT&T alignments could wreak havoc on DSL

The Protocol Predicament
CommWeb 07/26/01

Engineers are eternally perplexed by the IP vs. ATM dilemma. But as the next generation of the public network emerges, they are strapped for a final decision.

Private Time
CommWeb 07/26/01

Intelsat, looking to stay nimble, sheds bureaucratic weight

Motorola To Offer Handset Technology to Rivals
CommWeb 07/24/01

Motorola to sell mobile phone technology.

Microsoft outlines role in broadband future
ZDNet 07/24/01

Microsoft President Rick Belluzzo outlined a vision of a high-speed Internet world with his company as its foundation Tuesday, in remarks aimed at cable industry executives.

Microsoft outlines role in broadband future
ZDNet 07/24/01

Microsoft President Rick Belluzzo outlined a vision of a high-speed Internet world with his company as its foundation Tuesday, in remarks aimed at cable industry executives.

Microsoft outlines role in broadband future
ZDNet 07/24/01


Voice-over-DSL getting new lease on life
ZDNet 07/23/01


Voice-over-DSL getting new lease on life
ZDNet 07/23/01

One of the technological casualties of the telecommunications collapse is gaining a second wind as companies again look for cheap ways to offer voice services over high-speed Net connections.

Voice-over-DSL getting new lease on life
ZDNet 07/23/01

One of the technological casualties of the telecommunications collapse is gaining a second wind as companies again look for cheap ways to offer voice services over high-speed Net connections.

A sputtering takeoff
Telephony 07/23/01

Unplugging your car before you drive to work every day instead of filling it up with costly and environmentally unfriendly gasoline sounds like a great...

TeleChoice launches strategic network capital planning model for telecom carriers, vendors
LIGHTWAVE 07/19/01

TeleChoice, Inc. has created a model of United States fiber capacity reflecting total bandwidth supply and demand on a route-by-route basis between major US cities. The model, called MADCAP, for Model for Advanced Capital Planning, is available now.

Fiber Utilization Figures Challenged
LightReading 07/19/01

The debate surrounding the bandwidth glut rages on. Earlier this week, TeleChoice Inc., a telecom consultancy, announced that it has compiled a model for gauging carrier capacity. Early results using this model show that many fiber routes in the country will soon need upgrading to cater to current traffic growth.

Fiber Utilization Figures Challenged
LightReading 07/19/01

The debate surrounding the bandwidth glut rages on. Earlier this week, TeleChoice Inc., a telecom consultancy, announced that it has compiled a model for gauging carrier capacity.

Ma Bell hatching new Net strategy
ZDNet 07/18/01

Just a few years after AT&T spent more than $110 billion on cable networks, the company is placing bets on a different technology to offer consumers phone and Net service.

Ma Bell hatching new Net strategy
ZDNet 07/18/01

Just a few years after AT&T spent more than $110 billion on cable networks, the company is placing bets on a different technology to offer consumers phone and Net service.

Ma Bell hatching new Net strategy
ZDNet 07/18/01


Hard Times At CoreExpress
CommWeb 07/13/01

QOS pioneer loses founder, lays off two thirds of its work force.

When Too Much Is Too Little
CommWeb 07/13/01

Reports of a fiber glut aren't accurate. According to a new software program, there may actually be a shortage of carrier fiber capacity.

Civil discord
Telephony 07/09/01

It's a sign of the economic times. The proposed merger between Unisphere Networks and BroadSoft has been torn asunder by "current market conditions" that made it difficult for Unisphere to accomplish a requisite initial public offering (IPO).

Content Lifeline
CommWeb 07/05/01

Service providers see dollar signs when they dream of Internet content bundles. But it's still just out of reach.

Tight Markets, Tight Belts
CommWeb 07/05/01

Providers cut capital spending in an attempt to lure investors back

More Layoffs Ahead?
CommWeb 06/28/01

The layoff storm isn't over -- or at least we hear the sound of thunder.

Covad To Dissolve BlueStar Subsidiary
CommWeb 06/26/01

Covad shuts down BlueStar in a move to reflect the financial market's shift from a focus on growth to a call for profitability.

ISPs fight for more than DSL scraps
ZDNet 06/26/01


ISPs fight for more than DSL scraps
ZDNet 06/26/01

Independent Internet service providers are mounting a mini-revolt against SBC Communications, saying the phone giant is trying to cut them out of the future of the high-speed Internet business.

ISPs fight for more than DSL scraps
ZDNet 06/26/01

Independent Internet service providers are mounting a mini-revolt against SBC Communications, saying the phone giant is trying to cut them out of the future of the high-speed Internet business.

Bandspeed to use $15M VC plum to boost marketing, R&D staffs
EBN 06/22/01

Flush with $15 million in venture capital, Bandspeed Inc. is planning a hiring spree to beef up its U.S. marketing and Australian R&D teams.

From the Ground Up
CommWeb 06/21/01

Velocita snags an unusual equity investment in partnering with Cisco

Making the Connection
CommWeb 06/21/01

Automated gateways help carriers share information both internally and externally

Moving Forward On a Router and a Prayer
CommWeb 06/21/01

Don't abandon all hope, ye who enter SuperComm

IC suppliers network at SuperComm
EBN 06/15/01

Like patches in a quilt, ICs from third-party vendors are increasingly showing up in OEMs' intricate communication system networks.

DSL Forum forges on
Telephony 06/07/01

ATLANTA--The ever-positive DSL Forum announced this week at Supercomm that despite the troubles that have plagued the industry, DSL is going strong and...

It's a DSL World
CommWeb 06/06/01

SUPERCOMM NEWS:Everything's hunky dory with DSL deployment, according to DSL Forum--growth reached 382 percent last year.

Velocita Finds Vendor Financing with Cisco
CommWeb 06/01/01

Start-up optical data network builder finds debt and equity funding with Cisco Systems.

Remote Management: Qualifying the Loop
Telephony 06/01/01

Remote loop management is critical for efficient provisioning and operation of residential DSL and offers a compelling ROI.

Hot Start-Ups
Telephony 06/01/01

Although it's never easy being a start-up, 2001 has been especially tough. It's not enough that these nascent companies must woo investors many times over, compete with the Big Guys' well-oiled marketing machines, and attract and retain the best and brightest engineers, they also must prove they can deliver better value to service providers in Internet time. This year it's less about flash and hype and more about survival instinct. It's no small task, but the current crop of candidates appears to be up to the task.

Remote Management: Qualifying the Loop
Telephony 06/01/01

n an ideal world, a residential customer places an order for DSL service, receives a self-installation modem kit from the service provider, connects the modem to a PC and phone jack, loads and configures software to initiate service and logs on for lightning-fast Internet access.

Iced Out
CommWeb 05/31/01

Venture funds may seem frozen, but investors will warm up to the right tech-nologies.

How Average
CommWeb 05/31/01

tele.com's service provider performance study shows that few carriers made the grade.

Did You Hear That E-Mail I Sent You?
CommWeb 05/25/01

The voice-enabled service lets customers receive and send e-mail for about $10 a month.

Service-Level Disagreement
CommWeb 05/23/01

Carriers and their enterprise customers go head to head over soft Internet service-level agreements

Pinball Wizards?
CommWeb 05/18/01

Service providers shoot to win with new marketing offerings. tele.com takes a closer look at why some strategies score big while others go full tilt.

DSL subscriber growth slowing
ZDNet 05/17/01


Study: DSL growth slowing
ZDNet 05/17/01

The number of consumers logging onto the Internet through DSL quadrupled in the past year, but that incredible growth came to a screeching halt in the first quarter after some providers went belly-up and others raised their monthly fees.

DSL subscriber growth slowing
ZDNet 05/17/01

The number of consumers logging onto the Internet through DSL quadrupled in the past year, but that incredible growth came to a screeching halt in the first quarter after some providers went belly-up and others raised their monthly fees.

DSL subscriber growth slowing
ZDNet 05/17/01

The number of consumers logging onto the Internet through DSL quadrupled in the past year, but that incredible growth came to a screeching halt in the first quarter after some providers went belly-up and others raised their monthly fees.

DSL subscriber growth slowing
ZDNet 05/17/01


Search for a scapegoat
Telephony 05/14/01

DSL has been hanging around with the wrong crowd, if several of its proponents who attended a recent Global DSL Summit held in the Czech Republic can...

The 72-hour solution
Telephony 05/14/01

Getting an entire senior management team together in one room for three days may seem like an impossible task. What Tulsa, Okla.-based consulting firm...

Pinball Wizards?
CommWeb 05/11/01

Service providers shoot to win with new marketing offerings. tele.com takes a closer look at why some strategies score big while others go full tilt.

Don't Panic
CommWeb 05/10/01

Analysts say fixed wireless may have some life in it yet

Recession Proof
CommWeb 05/10/01

Despite an overall downturn, DSL is still expected to grow

Broadband Net rates continue to climb
ZDNet 05/03/01


Broadband Net rates continue to climb
ZDNet 05/03/01

Local phone providers Verizon Communications and BellSouth have joined the parade of high-speed Internet providers that have raised rates on consumers in recent months.

Broadband Net rates continue to climb
ZDNet 05/03/01

Local phone providers Verizon Communications and BellSouth have joined the parade of high-speed Internet providers that have raised rates on consumers in recent months.

Sony, Ericsson Consider Mobile Phone Alliance
CommWeb 04/20/01

A Japanese broadcaster reports that the companies are forming a joint venture in Britain.

Voice Plus - 3G:Trojan Horse for Wireline Replacement?
XChange 04/15/01

Analysts estimate that 6.5 percent of U.S. consumers use mobiles as their primary voice communications devices, and they see that trend accelerating. However, there is a widespread belief that the availability of new data services on mobile wireless networks will have a negligible effect--at least in North America--in further positioning cellular as a wireline substitute.

Bacco Bits: IP and Optical-A Marriage Made in Heaven?
CommWeb 04/11/01

Three new approaches may help carriers build more efficient IP networks.

Conventional Wisdom
CommWeb 04/11/01

Scarred by dot-bombs, employees are fleeing new-economy flare for traditional nine-to-fives.

Equipe Gives ATM Another Lease on Life
LightReading 04/09/01

Dennis Rainville, CEO of Equipe Communications Corp., has one piece of advice that he lives by: Listen to your customers.

Équipe Gives ATM Another Lease on Life
LightReading 04/09/01

Dennis Rainville, CEO of Équipe Communications Corp., has one piece of advice that he lives by: Listen to your customers.

Mindspeed seeks identity in DSL
EBN 04/06/01

Mindspeed Technologies, soon to become a separate entity from its parent, Conexant Systems Inc., has launched a DSL initiative aimed both at infrastructure and customer premise equipment (CPE).

Rhythms weighs its options
Telephony 04/02/01

On the verge of being delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market and with its unsecured debt suffering from junk status, Rhythms NetConnections announced that...

Product Profile - Village Networks
LIGHTWAVE 04/01/01

Startup tackles Internet Protocol and optical-layer integration

Back Office - Virtual Access Offers Prescription for Truck Rolls
XChange 04/01/01

Virtual Access offers prescription for truck roll costs through its Zero Touch portal.

Network Solutions
XChange 04/01/01

The emergence of the next-generation network has been both a blessing and a curse for service providers. While these data-centric networks promise new revenue-generating services, faster provisioning times and lower capital costs, the layering of multiple protocols and network elements can be a management nightmare for network operators. But vendor Gotham Networks ( www.gothamnetworks.com ) is swooping down to save the day.

Product Profile
LIGHTWAVE 04/01/01

The concept itself is not new or revolutionary: Simplify the network by creating a seamless integration and communication between the Internet Protocol (IP) layer and the optical layer. What is new, however, is a product designed to meet this goal by combining packet processing and all-optical switching into a single box.

NorthPoint DSL demise: A lesson in size
ZDNet 03/30/01

The death of high-speed Internet provider NorthPoint Communications and ensuing service interruptions for customers provide a painful reminder that size equals safety in the communications industry.

NorthPoint DSL demise: A lesson in size
ZDNet 03/30/01


NorthPoint DSL demise: A lesson in size
ZDNet 03/30/01

The death of high-speed Internet provider NorthPoint Communications and ensuing service interruptions for customers provide a painful reminder that size equals safety in the communications industry.

Residential DSL demands require management solutions, says study
America's Network 03/30/01

Research by industry consulting firm Telechoice has found that 80% to 90% of self-installations of new residential digital subscriber lines (DSL) are successful, accounting for almost 95% of total residential installations.

NorthPoint network to go dark--now
Telephony 03/29/01

A deal that would have kept a large portion of NorthPoint’s digital subscriber line (DSL) network operating for another 30 days fell apart today, when...

All Fall Down
CommWeb 03/28/01

The ASP industry is about as stable as a house of cards. Who will be left standing?

Kitchen-sinkers, backseat drivers and rat-holers take heed
Telephony 03/28/01

Taking advantage of tough times in the telecom sector, TeleChoice has opened the flood-gates, inviting struggling start-up executive teams to test their...

Video Un-Demand
CommWeb 03/27/01

The cable television market has no fear. Video over DSL has yet to pack the punch it has long promised.

One Last Thing: Anyone Can Be Bought
CommWeb 03/19/01

Daily news of telecommunications and Internet layoffs, bankruptcies and missed earnings have become such standard fare in the last six months that the recent rumors about SBC in talks to buy WorldCom got everyone

Rough Delivery
CommWeb 03/19/01

Postmen may only ring twice, but it seems like programmable networking has been knocking forever.

VIP Protocol
CommWeb 03/19/01

WorldCom and AT&T both leap into business VoIP, but via different paths

SBC's Coast Is Clear For DSL Rate Hikes
CommWeb 03/16/01

But other Bells may not have that option yet

The Winds of Competitive War Rising?
CommWeb 03/13/01

WorldCom's apparent willingness to be sold off could mark the beginning of a new competitive telecom war.

Extension Cord
CommWeb 03/01/01

Rural providers overcome ADSL's distance limitations with repeaters

Bettering a Best Effort
CommWeb 03/01/01

Vendors and providers team to drive new Internet content delivery standards

From 'Easy Rider' To Breezy Pitcher
CommWeb 03/01/01

Broadwing goes edgy and pegs Dennis Hopper for ad campaign

Frame Relay's Heart Still Beats
Telephony 03/01/01

To borrow from Mark Twain, reports of frame relay's death have been greatly exaggerated. Despite the availability of other, potentially more agile, networking technologies, service providers continue to sign up many new customers for what is regarded as a reliable, economical means of data transport.

Frame Relay's Heart Still Beats
Telephony 03/01/01

Service providers know how to provision, install and test it, so don't count frame relay out just yet.

SBC's Coast Is Clear For DSL Rate Hikes
CommWeb 03/01/01

But other Bells may not have that option yet

ADI spurs on ADSL with CPE chipset
EBN 02/15/01

Analog Devices Inc. hopes to capitalize on the emerging DSL market and simultaneously stimulate faster deployment of ADSL with a two-chip customer premise equipment (CPE) solution that the company announced at the DSLcon Global Summit held earlier th

OnStar Hits Another Kind of Street
CommWeb 02/14/01

Special OnStar-equipped vehicles will offer access to market news and let traders do business on the highway.

DSL faces critical year
EBN 02/12/01

HONOLULU--This is the make or break year for DSL. Hailed as the next breakthrough for broadband communications, digital subscriber line (DSL) technology has so far lagged behind competitive products and failed to produce the myriad market opportunities th

2001 Is Pivotal Year for DSL
CommWeb 02/12/01

Several events are coming together that should help DSL gain new traction.

DSL may finally be ready for expected breakthrough
EBN 02/09/01

This is the make or break year for DSL. Hailed as the next breakthrough for broadband communications, digital subscriber line (DSL) technology has so far lagged behind competitive products and failed to produce the myriad market opportunities that ha

Entering the VoIP Arena
CommWeb 02/07/01

Offering retail VoIP is the beginning, not the end, of the challenges facing traditional telcos.

O-Fully Great
CommWeb 02/05/01

tele.com's Ovation Awards give a hand to the industry's most innovative.

Survival of the fittest
Telephony 01/25/01

The mood was somber at the headquarters of New Edge Networks just before Thanksgiving last year. Up until that time, the energetic 1 1/2-year-old broadband service provider had managed to steer clear of the crises so many other competitive outfits had encountered in 2000.

Convergence Comes to Small Biz
CommWeb 01/24/01

New Cisco device aims to upgrade systems for small and midsize businesses.

Bacco Bits
CommWeb 01/19/01

Carrier Darwinism

Carriers Confirm Rate Expectations
CommWeb 01/19/01

Cable and DSL providers grapple with higher prices

Shacking Up
CommWeb 01/05/01

So long to plain old rack space. Colocation companies are becoming a breeding ground for service provider partnerships.

Innovations: Beyond DOCSIS
CommWeb 01/05/01

Advent Networks targets next-generation cable operators with a dedicated IP cable platform.

DSL Off The Rack
CommWeb 12/20/00

AOL and Texas Instruments sign deal to move DSL modems into retail electronic stores.

Disconcerted
CommWeb 12/11/00

Will Concert and AT&T Global Network Services ever get in sync?

Measure for Measure
CommWeb 12/11/00

After a year of massive market reconfiguration, tele.com helps service providers take stock.

Semantics Matter
CommWeb 11/27/00

Vendors, providers have harsh words for FCC's colocation interpretation.

Voice Rises Up
CommWeb 11/27/00

Don't write the obituary for voice services just yet. It's finding new life over IP.

DSL, 2, 3, 4
Telephony 11/15/00

Participants in the frantic DSL provisioning contest are filling out their dance cards and choosing partners as fast as they can.

Stockholder Meeting? Bring Your Subpoena
CommWeb 11/13/00

Irate investors sue the hand that didn't feed them.

The Morning After
CommWeb 11/13/00

Bigger isn't always better if there's no post-M&A plan

Incumbents Jump Onto VoDSL Bandwagon
CommWeb 11/10/00

Voice over DSL. It's not just for competitive local exchange carriers (CLECs) anymore. While upstarts in the local loop across the country have for the most part taken the lead in embracing new technologies to de

Small-Time Connections
CommWeb 10/30/00

Bringing broadband to rural America could mean big profits for providers willing to take a risk.

Show Me the Money
CommWeb 10/18/00

In the wake of their poor third-quarter earnings report, Covad is grilled by Wall Street analysts over unpaid bills.

Bacco Bits
CommWeb 10/16/00

Dial-up Internet access will put local service providers at risk for congestive switch failure, but a remedy is on the way.

Time for Heroic Measures at AT&T
CommWeb 10/02/00

Calling AT&T a "big blob of mediocrity," critics worry that the company is moving too slowly to pull itself out of danger.

The Analyst's Corner: DSL peace at last...or the birth of a (bigger) bully?
Telephony 09/25/00

In the telecom world, Covad, one of the largest--and spunkiest--Independent DSL providers in the country, recently decided to go over and play with DSL giant (some would call bully) SBC Communications.

Out in the Open
CommWeb 09/18/00

Lifting the veils from investments.

The Teflon CEO
CommWeb 09/18/00

WorldCom chief Bernie Ebbers keeps a spotless reputation.

Focal Points to New Market
CommWeb 08/17/00

CLEC is moving to full-service communications arena, with facilities-based network.

Corrective Surgery
CommWeb 08/14/00

Bells nip and tuck their own retail DSL services while neglecting the weaknesses in their wholesale operations.

Fitting the Bill
CommWeb 08/14/00

When it comes to Internet and data services, everyone knows the world has been basically flat. It's a comfortable notion for customers, who have flocked to all-you-can-eat pricing, and for service providers, who find flat-rate billing simple to manage. Bu

DSL Wholesalers Need to Shape Up
CommWeb 07/28/00

Expanding DSL market brings confusion and difficulties for resellers.

Sprint, WorldCom nix deal
Telephony 07/17/00

WorldCom and Sprint officially called off their proposed $129 billion merger, stating that the Department of Justice's conditions would compromise the...

Where Others Fear to Tread
CommWeb 07/10/00

Rural incumbents head for a new frontier: Ethernet-based DSL service.

Bacco Bits
CommWeb 07/10/00

The Rockies may tumble, but ASP-NSP partnerships are here to stay.

Hot Start-Ups 2000
Telephony 06/01/00

A record number of start-ups are off to the races. Here are our picks for the winners' circle.

Service activation at the new intelligent optical edge
LIGHTWAVE 06/01/00

Service providers can save operations costs and speed up provisioning by developing a packet-based local-loop architecture.

Services Take Aim
CommWeb 05/15/00

Providers are blasting away with new offers, but their aim at consumers' wallets isn't always true.

Switched Virtual Circuits Find a Home with DSL
Telephony 05/01/00

From the outset, switched virtual circuits (SVCs) have been integral to ATM specifications, and most ATM switches and customer premises equipment (CPE) support SVCs. Because SVCs are established dynamically and remain in place only for the duration of the tasks for which they are established, they have always been viewed as an improvement on permanent virtual circuits (PVCs), which generally require committed bandwidth whether or not a task is being performed. The dynamic connection set-up and tear down of SVCs results in efficient utilization of network resources because bandwidth is not dedicated to a particular application. When a connection is terminated, bandwidth is available for other applications.

The 10 Hottest Technologies
Telephony 05/01/00

What does it take to become a hot technology? Unfortunately, as one leading analyst recently put it, being “hot” is no guarantee that a technology will succeed. Also needed is backing by the industry’s top vendors (incumbent and start-ups alike), significant development dollars and revenue potential, and the ability to generate more than just a buzz in the industry (a.k.a. hype). The technologies we’ve chosen all have these characteristics in common.

Switched Virtual Circuits Find a Home with DSL
Telephony 05/01/00

Users may not have embraced switched virtual circuits in ATM networks, but they are now providing the automatic connection processing necessary to deploy DSL services rapidly and efficiently.

The 10 Hottest Technologies
Telephony 05/01/00

The concept is more than 150 years old, but it could revolutionize optical networks. Although not without controversy, some vendors are looking to solitons to build the next generation of dense wavelength division multiplexers (DWDM) that can operate over longer distances and provide higher-capacity channels. Solitons are pulses of light that keep their shape even after colliding with one another. This phenomenon was first observed by a Scotsman, John Scott Russell, as he rode alongside a barge in a canal in Edinburgh. As the barge came to halt, he noticed that a large solitary wave, after colliding with other waves, continued for several miles without losing its shape.

Bacco Bits
CommWeb 05/01/00

Broadband is boring. Now what are you going to do about it?

IP telephony -- is it ready for takeoff?
ZDNet 03/31/00

Today it means cheap calls overseas and local calls for free, but soon Internet Protocol telephony could mean getting all forms of communications in a single place: Your computer.

IP telephony -- is it ready for takeoff?
ZDNet 03/31/00

Today it means cheap calls overseas and local calls for free, but soon Internet Protocol telephony could mean getting all forms of communications in a single place: Your computer.

IP telephony -- is it ready for takeoff?
ZDNet 03/31/00


Demo Underscores Interoperability Challenge
LightReading 03/13/00

It was billed as the first public demo of routers and optical switches working together to automatically set up wavelengths.

Demo Underscores Interoperability Challenge
LightReading 03/13/00


Darwin's New Theory
CommWeb 03/06/00

When it comes to rolling out DSL, an innovative ISP finds that cooperating with the incumbent is a natural selection.

Covad Claims to See The G.Lite Clearly
CommWeb 03/06/00

Amid dark predictions by competitors, Covad rolls out a nationwide residential offering.

Cyber-Buildings: Wired for Success
Telephony 03/01/00

Telecom providers and property managers ally to blanket the market with high speed Internet access and advanced telecom services-ready buildings.

Rolling Along the DSL Trail
Telephony 03/01/00

DSL rollouts are well underway in the US, bringing higher bandwidth into homes for Internet access. Yet operators and consumers are both learning the realities and limitations of the copper-enhancing access technology.

Cyber-Buildings: Wired for Success
Telephony 03/01/00

The plane was late; the cabby was rude; your laptop battery ran out during the two-hour layover at O’Hare. But when you check into the hotel and get to your room, you find more than just chocolates on the pillow. You plunk your weary self into a comfortable chair, plug in your laptop, and get instant, high-speed access to the Internet to check e-mail, download tomorrow’s presentation, investigate local restaurants or place a room service order. Where are you? At the Hilton, the Hyatt, or any number of cyber-savvy hotels. Or maybe you’re not at a hotel at all, but at your old college roommate’s condo, where Internet services and a handy portal with all sorts of local information are part of the infrastructure.

Rolling Along the DSL Trail
Telephony 03/01/00

In theory, asymmetrical digital subscriber line (ADSL) promises anywhere from 1.5 Mbps to 8 Mbps downstream data rates to a customer’s premises. Long ago in 1995 at the quadrennial International Telecommunication Union’s World Telecom exhibition in Geneva, equipment vendors of ADSL and its cousins -- namely, very high bit rate digital subscriber line (VDSL) -- trumpeted to operators the ability to offer video-on-demand services over existing copper infrastructure. In reality today, operators are deploying a scaled down version of ADSL with a top downstream rate of 1.5 Mbps and the current killer application is Internet access.

Roll Out
CommWeb 02/07/00

To get in on the applications service action, you've got to learn the rules of the game

Truck Stop
CommWeb 01/24/00

Do you know where your trucks are? Odds are good they're spending way too much time parked in front of some customer's home. And as you extend your residential offerings to include high-speed data, cable television and voice, the costs of sending out a fi

Roll Out
CommWeb 12/13/99

Better, faster, cheaper may be good, but not as good as better, faster, cheaper, faster, farther

DSL's DLC Impasse Perplexes Carriers
CommWeb 12/06/99

Boxed in by digital loop carriers, incumbents seek ways to open up access to DSL service.

Simplifying DSL Deployment
Telephony 12/01/99

Eliminating inefficiencies in the DSL deployment process is key to reducing operations costs, increasing revenue and improving customer satisfaction.

Simplifying DSL Deployment
Telephony 12/01/99

The demand for digital subscriber line (DSL) services is growing at an enormous rate. Hundreds of thousands of subscribers were turned on by the middle of 1999 according to analyst group Telechoice, and several million more are expected in the coming year (see Figure 1 ). Thousands of inquiries are being logged each day by some of the larger DSL providers, leaving little doubt that this technology will grow into a dominant player in the telecom space.

Pacific Bell pairs with NorthPoint for IDSL
Telephony 10/25/99

Pacific Bell Internet Services accelerated its DSL services last week with the help of NorthPoint Communications.By offering ISDN DSL (IDSL) immediately,...

The World Stage
CommWeb 10/04/99

Globalization is here and now. And it grabs the spotlight this month as industry players gather in Geneva for Telecom 99.

The World Stage
CommWeb 09/30/99

Globalization is right here and now. And it grabs the spotlight in Geneva this month as the industry's players gather for Telecom 99, and industry leaders step onto the world stage to address the key regulatory, technological, financial, and strategic iss

VARs hit DSL bootcamp: U S West marches out service to third parties
Telephony 09/27/99

A third-party distribution program for MegaBit Systems service could turn U S West's DSL services into a household name.Through an aggressive sales initiative...

Roll Out
CommWeb 09/20/99

New opportunities for a new economy

Playing Both Sides and the Middle
CommWeb 09/20/99

DSL doesn't have to cannibalize T1.

Voice over DSL comes of age: CopperCom lands equipment deal with Picus
Telephony 09/13/99

While DSL deployments have become commonplace, voice-over-DSL technology still has been held up in the developmental and testing phases. But Norfolk,Va.-based competitive local exchange carrier Picus Communications will announce this week its rollout of CopperCom's voice-over-DSL solution, CopperComplete DSL.

Looking Inside the Frame
CommWeb 09/06/99

By giving customers do-it-yourself network monitoring, frame relay providers help themselves to new revenue.

Too Little Too Late As Spin Cycle Sputters
CommWeb 09/06/99

MCI WorldCom's handling of its mid-August outage just didn't wash, and neither has its post-outage response.

RedBack emerges victorious again
Telephony 08/09/99

The contracts just keep coming, a monthly occurance for RedBack Networks. The company announced last week that it has inked a deal with Washington-based DSL access provider, DigitalSelect.

DSL Testing Jump-starts Network Buildout -- August 1999
Telephony 08/01/99

"DSL’s position is not secure," countered Eran Karoly, product marketing manager at Netcom Systems. "It is constantly threatened by cable companies that aggressively deploy cable modem solutions in an effort to switch telephone users from the traditional dial service offered by telcos. Although initially targeted at the residential high-speed broadband access market, DSL has fallen short of these expectations as cable modem deployments have accelerated."

DSL Testing Jump-Starts Network Buildout -- August 1999
Telephony 08/01/99

Has DSL test gear finally caught up to service provider demands? The answer is a firm yes...and no. Either way, DSL deployment is ramping up, and analysis systems can take a good chunk of the credit.

Ameritech takes DSL leap - finally
Telephony 07/26/99

Ameritech made its move into the digital subscriber line market after months of waiting for the right time, while its incumbent friends have gotten a running start.

US West Takes the Plunge With DSL Pooling
CommWeb 07/19/99

8707512 7 7 US West Takes the Plunge With DSL Pooling But will busy signals negate its benefits?

Roll Out
CommWeb 07/19/99

Forget about the new millenium. Are you ready for the new age?

In Full Swing
CommWeb 07/05/99

DSL's bipolar stock-price performance shows signs of a steady upward trend.

Supermarketing and Other Hero-ics
CommWeb 07/05/99

A competitive provider tries a new way to whet customer appetites.

DSL Superguide
ZDNet 06/25/99

If you've been paying attention to the press lately, you know that DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is the hottest trend in high-speed Internet access.

DSL Superguide
ZDNet 06/25/99


Broadband: Get ready for the gale
ZDNet 06/25/99

Think of it as the wind. You can't see the moving air, but you can hear the roar. And the effects are evident across the landscape -- the bending trees, the choppy waves, the tumbling debris.

DSL Superguide
ZDNet 06/25/99

If you've been paying attention to the press lately, you know that DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is the hottest trend in high-speed Internet access. But if you've been wondering what exactly this new technology is, or how you may benefit from it, this article's for you.

Carriers: Convergence Will Take Time
CommWeb 06/21/99

Carriers agree that convergence of voice and data over a common IP infrastructure is the future of networking, but some warn that reliability will take time.

Defining Moment
CommWeb 06/07/99

What does convergence mean to you and your competitors, and when will it happen? To find out, tele.com and consultancy TeleChoice talked with more than 300 service providers. Their answers could help you focus on just the right mix of converged services.

DSL Days
CommWeb 06/07/99

Thanks to voice-over-DSL technology and performance improvements, digital subscriber line enters its prime.

Friends in the loop: AccessLan teams with vendors to converge voice and data
Telephony 06/07/99

Converging voice and data in the local loop led digital subscriber line concentration and access equipment vendor AccessLan to team with several other...

The Lucky 13
Telephony 06/01/99

Venture capitalists invested nearly $4 billion in telecom start-ups last year. Which companies will emerge as the next industry leaders? Here’s our look at the best bets.

Reliable bandwidth can fit a budget
ZDNet 05/26/99

For an expanding universe of small companies, bullet-proof Internet access is not just important - it's virtually a matter of life and death for their business. Ask Rob Valleau what happens when it isn't there.

Reliable bandwidth can fit a budget
ZDNet 05/26/99


DSL and the Access Race
Telephony 05/01/99

Much is at stake in the emerging battle for fast network access provision in the US. Unless the regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs) shake off their old ways of doing business and grab market share before their cable rivals finish upgrading their own infrastructure, digital subscriber line (DSL) technology could be another well-documented failure. The question industry commentators are now asking is will the RBOCs turn DSL into another ISDN?

Will the RBOCs Turn DSL Into Another ISDN? -- May 1999
Telephony 05/01/99

Unless RBOCs shake off the old way of doing business and grab market share before the cable companies finish upgrading their infrastructure, DSL could be another well-documented failure.

DSL and the Access Race
Telephony 05/01/99

By rights, DSL should be manna from heaven for the RBOCs. DSL is a premium value-added service, there is little immediate competition, consumer and business demand is there, and the technology is available and proven. However, at the end of 1998, there were still only around 39,000 DSL subscribers, compared to 700,000 cable modem users. This is despite the fact that for every one line configured for cable modem services, there are 20 telephone lines installed that can support asymmetric DSL (ADSL), according to the Multimedia Telecommunications Association’s 1999 Market Review and Forecast.

Will The RBOCs Turn DSL Into Another ISDN? -- May 1999
Telephony 05/01/99

Unless RBOCs shake off the old way of doing business and grab market share before the cable companies finish upgrading their infrastructure, DSL could be another well-documented failure.

Nortel opens up on-line management
Telephony 04/05/99

Nortel Networks this week will launch its on-line Router Management Labs, offering free software downloads and Web support to help owners of its BayRS...

ADSL hits home
Telephony 03/22/99

The ADSL Forum met to discuss the state of the industry and the message was clear: Asymmetrical digital subscriber line technology is here and consumers...

SBC brings AOL users up to speed
Telephony 03/15/99

SBC Communications will become the second regional Bell operating company to offer high-speed access over digital subscriber line to America Online customers...

Kick starting DSL: AFC, Centillium team up to provide plug-in card
Telephony 02/15/99

With limited power, tight spaces and high temperatures in digital loop carriers, digital subscriber line has been off to a slow start. A new plug-in card...

MCI puts rhythm into DSL strategy
Telephony 02/01/99

MCI WorldCom filled out its digital subscriber line strategy last week, announcing an agreement with Rhythms NetConnections, the Englewood, Colo.-based...

Williams: Second Time A Charm? -- February 1999
Telephony 02/01/99

The industry has changed in the brief time that Williams has been out of the telecom business. But the new Williams Network is banking on a wholesale-only approach to make it a leader in meeting rising capacity demand.

Williams: Second Time a Charm? -- February 1999
Telephony 02/01/99

The industry has changed in the brief time that Williams has been out of the telecom business. But the new Williams Network is banking on a wholesale-only approach to make it a leader in meeting rising capacity demand.

Pulsecom ADSL test predicts worst-case scenario
Telephony 01/11/99

Multiple-technology test vendor Pulsecom announced last week that it is offering an asymmetrical digital subscriber line loop analyzer that can be downloaded...

The resale route
Telephony 01/11/99

Consider the recent statistics on resale: The local resale market, which has grown to more than 1000 active competitive local exchange carriers, was projected...

Still a Rocky Road for DSL -- November 1998
Telephony 11/01/98

DSL makes a lot of sense for residential users because it offers speeds up to 7 Mbps on existing copper. But it will be a few years before DSL hits the mainstream.

Frame Relay Or Atm: No Choice Necessary -- November 1998
Telephony 11/01/98

Though it now seems to belong to a different age, it was not long ago that X.25 packet-switching technology provided the workhorse networks for a lot of data traffic. Near error-free digital circuits supplied over optical fiber allowed for the advent of frame relay services in 1991. Designed to support communications at 1.5-Mbps T1 speed, frame relay was a major leap compared to snail-paced 56/64-kbps X.25 networks. Both frame relay and, later, asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks can be described as fast packet technologies. Unlike X.25, which operates at Layer 3 of the open systems interconnection (OSI) model, both frame relay and ATM are Layer 2 technologies, which means less processing for the network.

Frame Relay or ATM: No Choice Necessary -- November 1998
Telephony 11/01/98

As a technology, frame relay has not just survived, but thrived in the shadow of ATM. The two are not mutually exclusive, however, and savvy customers should take advantage of ATM while protecting their investments in frame relay.

Still A Rocky Road For DSL -- November 1998
Telephony 11/01/98

For the past several years, digital subscriber line (DSL) has been seen as the carriers’ broadband high-speed access solution. Now xDSL is here, at least in a limited fashion, but some of the problems that have dogged deployment are still important issues, according to industry insiders. In fact, although many thought 1998 would be the year for DSL, it looks like it will be a few years before it is a mass market commodity, thereby allowing cable modems and satellite broadband services to gain an advantage. "The broadband access market is all about momentum," said Westell CEO Marc Zionts. "The cable modem folks have it because of the AT&T/TCI deal which captured a lot of attention. It’s going to take some successful deployments of DSL with significant subscriber growth to grab that momentum back."

U S West to offer remote backup: Deal marks first major ISP application for Connected
Telephony 07/20/98

U S West.net will announce this week a new service that lets Internet users remotely and automatically back up their hard drives at regular intervals.The...

Marketing 101: Can Ascend Get Back to Basics? -- June 1998
Telephony 06/01/98

Ascend’s success in the marketplace has been predicated on the quality of its products. But can this “silver-platter” existence continue? Many observers now say the company must adopt a new vision and a far more cohesive marketing strategy to stay successful. Is it up to the challenge?

Alcatel Flexing Diamond Lane and Efficient Team on ATM, xDSL
Telephony 06/01/98

Diamond Lane and Efficient Networks recently announced a deal that will forge their combined talents in ATM and xDSL to create a new set of customer premises equipment (CPE) products they said will make interoperable, high-speed digital data access affordable.

Product of the Month -- Nortel’s Elastic Networks Delivers an Ethernet Alternative to xDSL -- June 1998
Telephony 06/01/98

If it transmits like xDSL, deploys like xDSL, and leverages the telcos’ copper infrastructure, then is it xDSL? Nortel’s newly formed Elastic Networks would say, “No,” and point to its new EtherLoop technology and product family as proof. Described by the company as “Ethernet over phone lines,” this latest flavor of DSL uses standard protocols and modulation techniques to deliver high-speed data over twisted-copper pair and plain old telephone service (POTS) simultaneously.

Siemens / Newbridge 36140 and 36144 Multiservice ATM Access Switches -- May 1998
Telephony 05/01/98

Multiservice access switches enjoy a special place in the sun right now. Demand is strong as carriers and enterprise customers alike seek to grow their businesses. The strategy? To bring several different kinds of traffic and protocols into one multiservice platform at the network edge, and then backhaul that traffic to the ATM core at high speed. With this kind of flexibility, service providers can roll out all kinds of services quickly, easily, and cheaply without having to worry about installing new nodes, purchasing parallel equipment for each protocol, and committing to one particular service.

Paradyne’s Hotwire MVL System -- April 1998
Telephony 04/01/98

For many users and carriers alike, widespread xDSL service seems so close, yet just out of reach. Everybody is looking to xDSL to solve the high-speed bandwidth crunch that has limited true high-speed Web surfing. Telcos would love to oblige, if the nagging problem of how to deploy without going broke would just go away. The answer may be Paradyne’s Hotwire Multiple Virtual Line (MVL) system, which addresses almost all of the barriers to deployment.

Lucent: The Next Master Of The Universe? -- April 1998
Telephony 04/01/98

Lucent has instituted an array of new initiatives, yet how well the company can make them work will mean the difference between being known as the premiere equipment supplier in the newly defined market space or simply a well-heeled, traditional telecom supplier.

Lucent: The Next Master of the Universe? -- April 1998
Telephony 04/01/98

Lucent has instituted an array of new initiatives, yet how well the company can make them work will mean the difference between being known as the premiere equipment supplier in the newly defined market space or simply a well-heeled, traditional telecom supplier.

Make It Click: ISPs need deep pockets and reliable service to survive a consolidation frenzy
Telephony 03/02/98

Make no doubt about it, Internet access is a buyer's market. Although Internet service providers will drive their products and services up the value chain...

Williams Communications expands fiber network
LIGHTWAVE 03/01/98

Williams Communications, Tulsa, OK, is emerging from a three-year noncompete agreement with WorldCom Inc., Jackson, MS, hoping to top the growing field of carrier`s carriers.

Larscom Buys NetEdge to Bolster Carriers’ Move Toward ATM
Telephony 03/01/98

Larscom Inc., one of the leaders in high-speed WAN access equipment, recently acquired NetEdge Systems, a privately held designer and manufacturer of multiservice ATM access concentrators, for $32 million in stock and cash. “ATM is rapidly becoming the technology of choice for high-speed multimedia applications and we think this market is going to boom,” Deborah Soon, Larscom president and CEO, told Telecommunications. NetEdge also has a strong international presence which is expected to increase Larscom’s sales overseas.

Larscom Buys NetEdge to Bolster Carriers’ Move Toward ATM
Telephony 03/01/98

Larscom Inc., one of the leaders in high-speed WAN access equipment, recently acquired NetEdge Systems, a privately held designer and manufacturer of multiservice ATM access concentrators, for $32 million in stock and cash. "ATM is rapidly becoming the technology of choice for high-speed multimedia applications and we think this market is going to boom," Deborah Soon, Larscom president and CEO, told Telecommunications. NetEdge also has a strong international presence which is expected to increase Larscom’s sales overseas.

Ascend Communications’ CBX 500 ATM Switch -- February 1998
Telephony 02/01/98

With the introduction of two new modules, the CBX 500 ATM switch has taken a giant step toward addressing the network needs of both the carrier and the enterprise. Supporting ATM, frame relay, and IP in a single platform designed for the network edge or core, the switch delivers multiservice capabilities that allow service providers to consolidate their services onto one platform with end-to-end QoS throughout their network. Especially attractive is its ability to run IP over frame relay.

Westell Reaps Benefits of TI-Amati Merger
Telephony 02/01/98

Westell Technologies was recently outbid by Texas Instruments (TI) in its attempt to merge with Amati Communications Corp., a pioneer in the various forms of digital subscriber line (DSL) technology.

ADSL needs aggressive push, better content
ZDNet 01/25/98


ADSL needs aggressive push, better content
ZDNet 01/25/98

The push to focus phone companies on a single standard for fast Internet is a great first step, say analysts, but a lot more is needed.

Get ready to wait for fast Internet
ZDNet 01/19/98

Fast Internet may be right around the corner, but it will take more than the blessing of the computer industry's Big Three to drive it home, analysts said Tuesday.

Get ready to wait for fast Internet
ZDNet 01/19/98


Teleport ties AT&T closer to cable
ZDNet 01/08/98


Teleport ties AT&T closer to cable
ZDNet 01/08/98

AT&T's $11.3 billion merger with Teleport Communications Group advances the long-distance giant's goal of establishing a major presence in the local business-calling market. It also brings AT&T closer to the three cable-industry heavyweights who are Teleport's majority owners.

GLOBAL NEWS -- January 1998
Telephony 01/01/98

Now that the smoke is clearing on the sale of MCI to WorldCom, the nagging question remains: Is MCI really worth the almost $40 billion WorldCom is paying?

Lucent intros new firewall
Telephony 12/08/97

Lucent Technologies last week introduced a new Internet firewall designed to enable service providers to offer managed firewall services to multiple customers...

Now Comes The Hard Part: How will MCI and WorldCom make it all work?
Telephony 11/17/97

For MCI Communications Corp., taking WorldCom's high bid was the easy part. Integrating the two carriers into MCI WorldCom will be much more difficult,...

Now Comes the Hard Part
Telephony 11/17/97

For MCI Communications Corp., taking WorldCom's high bid was the easy part. Integrating the two carriers into MCI WorldCom will be much more difficult,...

The Argument for Internet-Based Facsimile -- November 1997
Telephony 11/01/97

In the last decade or so, enterprises have sprung up to offer long-distance cost savings by transmitting faxes over proprietary networks. In the past year, with great fanfare, the fax service idea has spread to the Internet, where cost savings are even more significant than with traditional faxing services.

Hughes CX5000 -- November 1997
Telephony 11/01/97

The CX5000 gives the industry its first carrier-class multiprotocol switching platform for the network’s edge. Providing the industry’s first IP and SNA switching over frame relay and ATM, the platform facilitates the migration from and/or co-existence of frame relay and ATM, thus reducing transmission costs and time to market for new services.

Putting It All Together: Has One-Stop Shopping Arrived? -- October 1997
Telephony 10/01/97

Has One-Stop Shopping Arrived? The reality remains more promise than fact, with regulatory confusion, administrative concerns, and resistance to change creating roadblocks in the way of buying bundled telecom services from an integrated provider.

Putting It All Together: Has One-stop Shopping Arrived? -- October 1997
Telephony 10/01/97

Putting It All Together: Has One-Stop Shopping Arrived?

Life after the Internet: Despite competition from the Internet, carriers are finding a niche market for toll-free digital service
Telephony 09/15/97

When first announced several years ago, toll-free digital service appeared to be the penny-pinching computer enthusiast's dream. Users, particularly corporate...

Nuera’s Access Plus F200ip -- September 1997
Telephony 09/01/97

Nuera Communications Inc. recently demonstrated the first integrated voice over IP gateway and voice/data frame relay access device (FRAD).

DSL fever.
Telephony 06/30/97

At Supercomm each year, the best and brightest vendors and telecom providers unveil their finest products. However, this year's bumper crop of the best...

Meeting of the minds Forum issues guideline on ATM over ADSL
Telephony 04/14/97

Just a few years ago, the ADSL Forum consisted of three enthusiastic founding companies leaning on each other for moral support. Last week, the forum...

GLOBAL NEWS -- April 1997
Telephony 04/01/97

The first digital subscriber line (DSL) service commercially available over a large region has arrived. What''s surprising is that it comes not from a regional Bell operating company, but a competitive access provider, Network Access Solutions (NAS). Paradyne (Largo, FL) is providing its HotWire DSL systems technology for the new service, known as CuNet (pronounced copper net). It first became available in the Mid-Atlantic in February, starting with Washington, D.C., and rolling out to other major cities in the area over the next two months.

Canadian sophistication Neighbors to the north lead network and data advances >BY BETH SNYDER, Switching & Transmission Editor
Telephony 02/24/97

The stereotypical American image of Canadians is a bunch of beer drinkers dressed in flannel, hunting bears from their snow-drifted cabins in the woods....

DSL comes into focus, Pac Bell plans service, U S West drafts details >BY BETH SNYDER, Switching & Transmission Editor
Telephony 01/27/97

U S West upped the ante in the digital subscriber line game last week, while Pacific Telesis tossed in its chips and promised to follow suit. The Western...

One Day!
Telephony 11/11/96

Recent marketing surveys have confirmed that the integration of local, long-distance, wireless, Internet, satellite and selected enhanced services is...

AT&T gives ISDN a facelift >BY DENISE PAPPALARDO, East Coast Bureau Chief
Telephony 09/23/96

Competitive pricing and business solutions were the avenues AT&T took last week when it filed new ISDN tariffs in most of its serving areas and a co-marketing...

DSL finds a friend in ATM
Telephony 09/16/96

Pulse Communications, Herndon, Va., will announce this week at the Networld+Interop trade show in Atlanta its contribution to the digital subscriber line...

Designers take ADSL to the hearth
Telephony 09/02/96

Nynex became the latest carrier to test asymmetrical digital subscriber line technology last week, but it is focusing on Lotus software designers and...

OVS rules leave industry ambivalent >BY Shira McCarthy, Associate Editor-News >TX The Federal Communications Commission made the first of two major open video systems decisions last week, issuing a long-awaited order that will give telcos a concrete
Telephony 06/10/96

In another deal to advance the cause of asymmetrical digital subscriber lines, Nuko Information Systems last week committed to integrate Westell Technologies' ADSL access with Nuko's video codec system. In effect, Nuko is taking separate technologies and putting them in one box.

The big shift
Telephony 05/27/96

For years, the dream of the full service network has been the mirage shimmering before the telecommunications industry's eyes: a dizzying array of interactive services that will allow the average consumer to never leave home and pour a steady stream of revenues into the carriers' pockets.

 

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