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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”...
Embarq: Wireline isn’t dead yet

Jun 17, 2008 9:00 AM

Embarq no longer has a wireless business, and it has no intention of pursuing IPTV. It’s even outsourcing network operations. But what Embarq does have — voice and DSL — is plenty for the carrier to work with to create a new generation of innovative applications, said Dennis Huber, senior vice president for corporate strategy and development for Embarq, at Insights for Next-Generation ILECs, a Telephony Live Event at NXTcomm...
Broadening the definition of broadband

Jun 12, 2008 1:14 PM

Broadband, as a word, is becoming slipperier and perhaps less meaningful every day. Increasingly over the next few years, the term is likely to refer to such a diverse range of offerings that any two people with “broadband” could have vastly different experiences...
Calix promises more bandwidth and flexibility

Jun 10, 2008 11:04 AM

Two new products announced today by Calix are aimed at helping service providers address the surge in demand for bandwidth by increasing both capacity and flexibility at the edge of the network....
Alcatel-Lucent carves out managed broadband offerings

Jun 4, 2008 2:42 PM

Alcatel-Lucent today announced an update to its triple-play platform designed to add higher service quality options to best-effort broadband...
Sharedband’s bonded broadband gains traction

Jun 2, 2008 3:30 PM

Sharedband is making progress bringing its bonded-broadband offering up to speed, billing US customers for the first time in May while it works to sign up more...
Zayo closes seventh acquisition, eighth to follow

Jun 2, 2008 1:10 PM

Zayo Group has closed its seventh acquisition and is working on eight, the regional network provider announced today...
NXTcomm names Eos award winners

Jun 2, 2008 12:31 PM

Alcatel-Lucent was a double winner today as NXTcomm announced its 2008 Eos Awards, honoring companies for the best new technologies or enterprise solutions in 12 categories of wireless, broadband and next-generation technologies for public and enterprise networks...
Verizon may expand FiOS, rural wireless

May 29, 2008 2:32 PM

Verizon Communications is considering expanding its fiber-to-the-premises network beyond its original target of 18 million homes, according to the company’s chief financial officer...
Mushroom shrinks broadband bonding gear for SMBs

May 28, 2008 10:54 AM

Mushroom Networks today introduced a half-sized version of its broadband bonding appliance designed for small and medium business users (SMBs)....

Something-something broadband

Jun 18, 2008 2:31 PM

Every month, throngs of people are connecting to the Internet via broadband for the first time ever. And according to Dave Caputo, CEO of Sandvine, about half of them call their provider that first month to report that their connection “seems slow.” Providers don’t know what to tell them, Caputo said at a panel discussion this week...

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A NXTcomm08 Podcast: The Telecom Network of 2018

May 16, 2008 11:49 AM

The telecom industry has gone through a period of incredible innovation in the last 10 years, resulting in mass proliferation of wireless, broadband and the rise of the Internet. Will that innovation continue? And will the next 10 years be productive as the last? Bell Labs vice president and head of research Gee Rittenhouse discusses the telecom network of 2018 with Telephony senior editor Kevin Fitchard...

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