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Show Daily: June 21, 2007

Verizon CEO eyes future network plans

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

By the end of the year, Verizon’s current fiber-to-the-premises, or FTTP, and ultra-long-haul fiber network deployments will be more than halfway complete, said CEO Ivan Seidenberg Wednesday in a keynote address at NXTcomm...
Motorola CEO: Video gets personal

Jun 20, 2007 7:26 PM

Telecom service providers have more in common with content distributors all the time, according to two industry leaders speaking yesterday at NXTcomm...
Clearwire wins award

Jun 20, 2007 7:27 PM

NXTcomm announced Clearwire as the winner of the Spotlight award, representing the best of the 2007 Eos Excellence of Achievement Awards issued on Tuesday...
Experts differ on U.S. broadband

Jun 20, 2007 7:30 PM

Three Washington experts disagreed yesterday on whether the U.S. needs more or less government interest in stimulating broadband deployment, with Federal Communications Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein advocating a national broadband policy and two members of the Bush Administration opposing federal intervention...
Allot introduces DPI-based service gateway

Jun 20, 2007 10:36 AM

Allot Communications this week introduced a service gateway platform incorporating its deep packet inspection capabilities to enable broadband service providers to optimize bandwidth and deliver secure and profitable value-added services from a common platform....
NXTcomm: AT&T takes Homezone high-def

Jun 20, 2007 2:08 PM

AT&T today announced that its Homezone service, which integrates AT&T Yahoo! DSL broadband with DISH Network video, now will feature its High Definition content line-up, with more than 30 national HD channels and additional local HD content...
Alcatel-Lucent revamps optical,
access gear

Jun 20, 2007 2:16 PM

Alcatel-Lucent announced upgrades to several products Wednesday that represent a mix of former Alcatel and Lucent products....
Ericsson credits AT&T for HSPA boom

Jun 20, 2007 11:30 AM

Johan Bergendahl, chief marketing officer for Ericsson, on Tuesday gave credit to AT&T for essentially kick-starting the mobile broadband business for UMTS, saying the former Cingular’s deployment of high-speed packet access—and the subsequent launch of laptop data card service—started a chain reaction around the world resulting in 117 operators rolling out the high-capacity upgrade....
Peering into VoIP’s promise

Jun 20, 2007 5:59 PM

Voice over IP is an alternative to circuit-switched telephony, so it makes sense that VoIP providers are looking for ways to reduce their interaction with the old world. ...
Panelists debate broadband security

Jun 20, 2007 6:47 PM

As carriers deliver the triple play of voice video and data services over converged infrastructure, they will face a new set of security concerns...
Overcoming IPTV’s challenges

Jun 20, 2007 9:54 AM

Despite generating ample buzz at NXTcomm and throughout the industry, IPTV is on track to have only about 63.6 million subscribers worldwide by 2011, according to Multimedia Research Group. ...
Panelists discuss next steps for IPTV

Jun 20, 2007 11:16 AM

Mouse-controlled user interfaces, customized advertising and click-to-purchase capability were among the potential new IPTV applications discussed at the “IPTV Mindbender” session sponsored by the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions at NXTcomm Tuesday...
Regulatory loopholes blindside consumers and carriers, Wiley panel says

Jun 20, 2007 9:50 AM

Wireless carriers routinely shaft customers with cryptic fees that ought to be included in basic rates, the director of consumer affairs for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich told a Wiley Rein conference Tuesday. ...
It’s game time for IP-Prime

Jun 20, 2007 11:16 AM

SES Americom is all systems go this week as it declared the commercial availability of its IP-Prime satellite-based IPTV distribution system. ...
Thomson eyes U.S. IPTV market

Jun 20, 2007 2:48 PM

After establishing itself as a major player in Europe and elsewhere, Thomson is preparing to move more aggressively in the U.S., looking to snag both Tier 2 and Tier 3 players and also, potentially, a major operator growing dissatisfied with a current provider. ...
Gigabit Fiber Access Gateway chips

Jun 20, 2007 12:00 AM

PMC-Sierra (Booth 1651) has announced two fiber access gateway solutions, the MSP7150 EPON/GPON gateway system on a chip (SoC), for fiber to the home (FTTH), and the MSP7140 VDSL2 Gateway SoC, for fiber to the node ...
Motorola pursues long-term evolution

Jun 20, 2007 6:03 PM

Motorola is striking down its second ‘4G’ technology path, confirming today that it is bringing long-term evolution, or LTE, out of the labs and commercializing it by 2010...
ZTE releases GPON solution

Jun 20, 2007 5:59 PM

ZTE today unveiled its Gigabit passive optical network solution as well as announced its first U.S. customer for the platform, communications systems integrator L&W Technologies....
Can IMS survive telecom evolution?

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

Market leaders say patience is needed, but one upstart claims that’s nonsense...
In the NXTcomm spotlight: Dan Coombes, Motorola

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

While Motorola is shedding other network businesses such as GSM/UMTS, it has been building a substantial business in the WiMAX space. In the last year, it’s announced some of the largest contracts in the industry, including Sprint, ClearWire and Wateen Telecom in Pakistan. Dan Coombes, chief technology officer of Motorola, recently spoke with Telephony’s Kevin Fitchard to discuss developments in the WiMAX space and what the industry can expect from this fast-growing sector going forward...
Crunch time for convergence?

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

In the shadow of NXTcomm, service providers contemplate fixed/mobile convergence's promise...
Five items for network operators to love

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

Here are the five gadgets or services that should make the network operators’ coming days giddy ones...
In the NXTcomm spotlight: Dan York, AT&T

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

Dan York is head of programming for AT&T’s Project Lightspeed and has been directing many of AT&T’s content acquisition efforts. He spoke with Telephony’s Editor-at-Large Carol Wilson...
The ever-changing FTTP standard

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

As fiber technology evolves, telcos and cable and satellite companies sharpen their long-term strategies...
Vendors tout IPTV technology improvements

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

Products help service providers evolve a slow U.S. market...
The promise, pitfalls of network outsourcing

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

In response to declining average revenue per user, telecom operators have come under intense pressure to improve service levels, launch new services, manage a bewildering array of technologies and streamline their cost structure. To combat these pressures, many have begun to outsource network operations...
This weekend in Chicago

Jun 21, 2007 12:00 AM

So you’ve decided to stay and enjoy the beautiful June weather in a beautiful city. If you are wondering how to spend the time, here are some suggestions of things to do this weekend...


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