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NXTcomm08: NextPoint hires Global Logic for mobile development

Jun 20, 2008 2:55 PM

LAS VEGAS--Carriers aren’t the only telecom companies embracing managed services. ...
NXTcomm08: Pet care among the possibilities of home networks

Jun 19, 2008 11:42 AM

LAS VEGAS--In the future, will telecom providers care for your dog when you travel?...
Ericsson ups the ante for GPON

Jun 18, 2008 6:52 PM

LAS VEGAS--In addition to its suite of IPTV, backhaul and mobile platforms, Ericsson this week at NXTComm08 demonstrated a 10 Gb/s Gigabit Passive Optical Network (GPON) for IPTV, what it calls the world’s first. The system has four times the bandwidth of existing GPON making it the highest switch capacity on the market...
Actiontec unveils green DSL modem, gateways

Jun 18, 2008 3:01 PM

LAS VEGAS--Broadband provider Actiontec unveiled a DSL modem for environmentally conscious service providers, in addition to two new DSL gateways targeted at the tier two and tier three markets, at NXTComm08 this week....
Strigl: U.S. telecom industry unfairly maligned

Jun 18, 2008 12:40 PM

LAS VEGAS--Verizon President and COO Denny Strigl took on the critics of the U.S. telecom industry Wednesday in his NXTcomm08 keynote speech, saying the U.S. leads the world in broadband and mobile “in the ways that count”...
NXTcomm08 Conference Partner Sessions to review WiMAX, 4G Business Models

Jun 18, 2008 12:00 AM

NXTcomm08 will feature state-of-the-art conference programming by ATIS, Broadband Wireless World, FierceVoIP and FierceTelecom, and IEC, today, Wednesday, June 18, including the following sessions...
Nortel expands enterprise UC offerings

Jun 17, 2008 12:00 AM

Nortel, in partnership with Microsoft, today announced a fully hosted carrier solution for unified communications (UC) in the small and midsize businesses (SMB) sector. The platform leverages the Nortel Communications Server 2000, an IP multimedia softswitch, and Microsoft’s Hosted Messaging and Collaboration Version 4.5...
NXTcomm08: NEC to sell Genband femto gateway

Jun 16, 2008 2:07 PM

NEC has selected Genband’s G9 Converged Media Gateway for its femtocell portfolio, giving Genband key exposure to NEC’s customers Asia and South America. ...
NXTcomm08 vendors tackle FMC

Jun 11, 2008 12:51 PM

It may be some time before we think of the networks of Verizon Communications and Verizon Wireless -- or those of AT&T and AT&T Mobility -- as single unified platforms, but NXTcomm08 vendors are looking to help them down the convergence path. The first stop on the way is the femtocell...
Zhone aims to revive metro Wi-Fi

Jun 10, 2008 1:38 PM

Hoping to redefine the struggling metro Wi-Fi space, multiservice access provider Zhone Technologies today officially launched SkyZhone...

Riding the FMC hype cycle

Jun 3, 2008 12:07 PM

Fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) is another one of telecom’s victims of the hype cycle. The technology gets promoted, marketed and heralded as game changing; the buzz wears off; the benefits emerge followed quickly by the return of a second wave of hype; reality sets in and the hype dies down yet again. ...


FMC’s reality check

Jun 5, 2008 11:13 AM

NXTcomm08 promises to talk about what is, rather than what could be. Nowhere is this more important than in the oft-hyped, oft-disappointing arena of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC). At this year’s conference, exhibitors will tell you that FMC -- and the more general idea of convergence -- is today being defined by the services it enables, not by the paltry array of devices available today. And, they’ll tell you, there is cause for optimism...

A NXTcomm08 Podcast: Integra5's Meredith Flynn-Ripley

May 28, 2008 5:49 PM

Editor in Chief Carol Wilson talks to Meredith Flynn-Ripley, CEO of Integra5, about the company's latest converged services platform suite of applications, being shown at this year's upcoming NXTcomm show in Las Vegas....

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