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Telia deals to expand backbone network

July 10, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Telia International Carrier is working to increase the bandwidth capacity of its backbone network, and is turning to Ericsson to make it happen. As part of the deal, Ericsson will supply IP core backbone routers based on Juniper Networks ' T640 Internet Routing Node. The T640 offers throughput speeds of 640 Gbps.

Researchers claim PWLAN will complement 3G mobile

July 10, 2002 8:00 pm | by Melanie Reynolds | Comments

Copyright 2002 Gale Group, Inc. ASAP Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information Limited Electronics Weekly…07/10/2002 From LexisNexis The threat that public access wireless LAN (PWLAN) poses to 3G mobile services has been "grossly overstated" according to the latest report from research firm, the Yankee Group.

Sommer could be out at Deutsche Telekom

July 10, 2002 8:00 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Copyright 2002 Toronto Star Newspapers, Ltd. Toronto Star…07/11/2002 From LexisNexis Top German union representatives at Deutsche Telekom are resisting government and shareholder demands to fire chief executive Ron Sommer at a board meeting next week, sources say. Labor and shareholder representatives clashed at a meeting of the board's powerful steering committee on Tuesday, with union o...


"Big Brother 3" streams for a fee(2)

July 10, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Big Brother is watching, are you? The CBS reality television series "Big Brother" returned to American TV last night for its third installment. Network officials have again teamed with RealNetworks Inc. in hopes of generating some extra cash — streaming live video and audio of the 12 houseguests, for a price.

ADC slashes outlook

July 9, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Capital spending reductions in the telecom sector are dragging down ADC. The broadband network equipment and systems provider is curbing its third-quarter sales forecast. ADC expects to post a third-quarter loss of 5 cents to 7 cents a share and record revenue of $235 million to $245 million. In May, the company predicted revenue could be as high as $295 million.

Swedish MSO first to deploy Prisma G10 CMTS

July 9, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

Com hem, Sweden's largest MSO, inked a deal to deploy Scientific-Atlanta 's Prisma G10, a next-generation cable modem termination system that adheres to both EuroDOCSIS and North American DOCSIS specifications. Com hem, which serves about 1.4 million cable subscribers, said it will use the gear to offer higher bandwidth services to customers in Sweden's eight largest cities.

Nokia lands broadband equipment supply contract

July 9, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Mobile operator Sonera is about ready to roll with its advanced service offering in Finland and is turning to Nokia for some broadband-access equipment. Although financial terms of the deal were not released, Sonera plans to purchase the Nokia D500 multiservice access platform to enable the delivery of its consumer broadband service packages.

HSA loses delisting battle

July 9, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

High Speed Access Corp. failed at its attempt keep its common stock trading on the NASDAQ National Market. Its stock was delisted today. HSA was put on notice by the NASDAQ National Market in May. In the notice, NASDAQ said HSA had 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.


Com21 the latest to break the DOCSIS 1.1 barrier

July 9, 2002 8:00 pm | by Jeff Baumgartner | Comments

After further review, CableLabs has awarded DOCSIS 1.1-certification to Com21 Inc.'s DOXport 1110XB cable modem. CableLabs initially reported results from certification wave 22 on June 20. Cable's Louisville, Colo.-based R&D house regularly has given certification and qualification nods to equipment weeks after the end of testing waves.

FCC to ensure service for WorldCom customers

July 9, 2002 8:00 pm | by Vikas Bajaj, Jim Landers | Comments

Copyright 2002 Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service The Dallas Morning News…07/10/2002 From LexisNexis The nation's communications regulators are taking pains to ensure that service to WorldCom Inc.'s more than 20 million customers will not suffer even if the telecommunications company declares bankruptcy.

PacketVideo, NMS team for two-way wireless video

July 8, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

According to research firm Ovum, the global multimedia messaging market is slated to bring in $1.8 billion this year, and PacketVideo and NMS Communications want their piece of the action. The companies have formed a partnership to develop two-way wireless video communications systems. The systems will combine PacketVideo's software with NMS' hardware and software.

Zhone acquires Vpacket

July 8, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

Last-mile technology developer Zhone Technologies Inc. is snatching up another company. The latest: Zhone has made a deal for Vpacket Communications. Zhone, a provider of voice, data, video and content services, pursued Vpacket to beef up its offering in the IP routing and line-side high-speed Ethernet interfaces sector.

Gemstar loses another battle

July 8, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments

More wind was let out of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.'s sails last week, when a U.S. Court ruled against the interactive programming guide developer in its suit against EchoStar Communications Corp. Gemstar filed the suit as a third-party defendant in March of last year, claiming that EchoStar infringed on SuperGuide's patents — SuperGuide licensed a patent to Gemstar.

2002 tough on telecoms

July 8, 2002 8:00 pm | by Reuters | Comments

Copyright 2002 Sun Media Corporation The Ottawa Sun…07/09/2002 From LexisNexis Last year may have been bad for job losses in the U.S. telecommunications industry, but this year is shaping up worse, according to a new study. The 165,840 job cuts announced in the U.S. telecom sector through June of this year are 27 percent higher than the 130,422 announced in the first half of 2001. launches service in two TWC markets

July 8, 2002 8:00 pm | by Susan Rush | Comments has launched its high-speed Internet access over Time Warner Cable systems in Central Ohio and Minneapolis.'s service enables customers to access the Net at speeds up to 2 Mbps downstream and 384 Kbps upstream. The service includes free installation, free firewall software, 10 e-mail accounts with 10 MB of personal Web space per account, Webmail access, anti-sp...


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