Advertisement
News
Subscribe to CED Magazine News
View Sample

FREE Email Newsletter

Broadband Direct

Daily news and top headlines for broadband communications engineering and design professionals

WINfirst … Who wants it?

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

For sale … an extensive, yet only partially completed rich fiber network in the city of Sacramento. Buyer beware, though, as city residents have expressed a certain level of disdain for former owner. The bankruptcy saga of competitive overbuilder WINfirst continues, and potential buyers for the WIN fiber network are going public.

TOPICS:

McLeodUSA lightens its asset load

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

Less than a month after emerging from bankruptcy proceeding McLeodUSA Inc. continues to eye profitability. To get one step closer to its goal, the CLEC is selling some non-core assets to PrairieWave Communications Inc. The $88 million deal calls for McLeodUSA to sell its non-core ILEC operations in South Dakota, certain overbuild CLEC and cable television operations in South Dakota, southwester...

XO offers new reorganization plan

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jonathan Berke | Comments

Copyright 2002 The Deal L.L.C. The Daily Deal…05/16/2002 From LexisNexis Though Theodore Forstmann and Carl Icahn have made initial plays for control of beleaguered XO Communications Inc., the company's senior bankers could end up playing a significant role in the company's reorganization. In its quarterly report filed earlier this week, the Reston, Va.

Advertisement

Small ops can go digital, too

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

For the vast number of small-scale operators out there, the road to digital is too cost-prohibitive. Many of these operators are channel-locked, and to add digital means shelling out shrinking capital for costly headend upgrades. But a new programming delivery and back office support system just announced from WSNet aims to help this cost-constrained set of operators get there without going ban...

Paradyne snatches up Jetstream assets

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

The voice-over-DSL equipment market is expected to generate $646 million in revenue by 2004, according to RHK Consulting. And, Paradyne Networks is looking to snatch up a big piece of that pie with the acquisition of Jetstream's assets and intellectual property. On Friday, April 12, Jetstream ceased operations, saying the financial climate in the telecommunications industry forced the shutdown.

Another Rigas steps down

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

The hits keep coming at Adelphia Communications Corp. The day after founder, chairman and CEO John Rigas resigned, his son, Timothy, stepped down as executive vice president and chief financial office, chief accounting office and treasurer. Adelphia added that a special committee of the board consisting of three independent directors will conduct an investigation of accounting issues surroundin...

Nasdaq puts HSA on notice

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

High Speed Access Corp. said Nasdaq notified the company that it intends to delist HSA's common stock on May 21. HSA, which is appealing the decision, said it received notice on Monday, May 13. In the notice, Nasdaq said HSA has not owned or managed any revenue-generating business since Feb. 28, when HSA closed the sale of substantially of its assets to Charter Communications for about $81.

WINfirst … Who wants it?(2)

May 15, 2002 8:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

For sale … an extensive, yet only partially completed rich fiber network in the city of Sacramento. Buyer beware, though, as city residents have expressed a certain level of disdain for former owner. The bankruptcy saga of competitive overbuilder WINfirst continues, and potential buyers for the WIN fiber network are going public.

TOPICS:
Advertisement

Gateway group launches compliance program

May 14, 2002 8:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

Residential gateways and home networking may just be finding their way into consumer consciousness, but there already is a long list of home networking communications protocols. Bringing all of these disparate home networking standards and initiatives together is the mission of OSGi, or Open Services Gateway Initiative.

Agilent adds assurance OSS

May 14, 2002 8:00 pm | by Duffy Hayes | Comments

Add Agilent to the list of OSS providers addressing service assurance. The company has introduced an assurance software suite, which can integrate with legacy OSS systems and interconnect with management functions like service fulfillment as well. Ideally, the suite aims to fill provider's needs to manage new hybrid IP technologies and broadband infrastructures.

Qwest puts backbone on the defense

May 14, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Qwest Communications International Inc. has won a deal to serve as the primary backbone provider for the Advanced Technology Demonstration Network (ATDnet), an unclassified Department of Defense (DoD) research grid used to develop next-generation communications technologies. Qwest won the contract in partnership with the Mid-Atlantic Crossroad (MAX), a part of the University of Maryland at Coll...

The Grim Reaper returns to SBC

May 14, 2002 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

SBC Communications Inc. is paring its workforce once again in response to the lagging economy and stringent regulatory requirements. The company plans to cut 5,000 jobs during the second quarter. In the past two quarters, SBC reduced its employee roster by 10,000, and announced plans last month to cut 4,000 jobs over the last three quarters of 2002.

Rigas steps down at Adelphia

May 14, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Troubled MSO Adelphia Communications said Wednesday that cable veteran John Rigas has resigned as chairman and CEO of the company, and will be succeeded by independent director Erland Kailbourne. Kailbourne, the former chairman and CEO of Fleet National Bank's New York region, was an independent director of Adelphia since 1999, and presently is chairman of the MSO board's audit committee.

Could bankruptcy be in Napster's future?

May 14, 2002 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

After falling from grace and relinquishing its crown as the ruler of peer-to-peer online music file swapping, Napster Inc. is having a harder time trying to go legit than it expected. The latest: a deal to be acquired by Bertelsmann AG has fallen through and Napster CEO Konrad Hilbers is walking away from the company.

IPWireless, Axcera team for 3G

May 13, 2002 8:00 pm | by Staff | Comments

IPWireless Inc. has sealed a manufacturing and distribution partnership with Axcera to accelerate the worldwide deployment of IPWireless' 3G broadband wireless system. Under the terms, Axcera will be a certified systems integrator and manufacturer of the IPWireless Advanced 3G Broadband system. Axcera will offer the product to its customers under the brand name Axity3G Broadband.

Pages

X
You may login with either your assigned username or your e-mail address.
The password field is case sensitive.
Loading