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Cisco Fakes: A $76M Business
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2008  |  4 comments
The US goverment says it's amasses $76M worth of seizures of counterfeit Cisco components and labels
The Friday Five
The Bauminator  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Calling attention to a handful of other cable-related things that happened this week...
Overlay Delay
The Philter  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Why Verizon won't just build overlay networks
BSNL's $4.7B Blowout
EuroBlog  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Indian operator has $4.7B in its capex wallet
Limelight Loses Patent Suit
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Stock plunges 30 percent after a jury rules Limelight infringed on a key patent held by rival Akamai
OFC/NFOEC 2008
LRTV Documentaries  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Sunny and mild
EC Stays Firm on FTTH
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2008  |  18 comments
European Commissioner Viviane Reding reminds the region’s incumbents that she has their FTTH plans in her sights
OFC: Putting It Together
Craig's A-List  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Is consolidation any closer?
Asia, Europe Dominate FTTH Elite
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Of the 14 nations that boast an FTTH penetration rate of more than 1 percent, half are now European, but Asia/Pacific still rules
Comcast Aims for SMBs
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/29/2008  |  1 comment
Analyst says MSO is gearing up for 'major unveiling' of business-class offering next month, but downplaying wireless infrastructure
Life Left in 3Com Deal?
EuroBlog  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Reports suggest Bain and Huawei will resubmit 3Com bid
OFC: Hero Experiments
Craig's A-List  | 
2/29/2008  |  Post a comment
Surveying the post-deadline crop
Tiscali Seeks Buyer
EuroBlog  | 
2/29/2008  |  1 comment
Euro broadband player has a new CEO and a 'For Sale' sign
AlcaLu Climbs to 16.4 Tbit/s
News Analysis  | 
2/29/2008  |  7 comments
An OFC/NFOEC post-deadline paper has AlcaLu using 100-Gbit/s channels to create a 16.4-Tbit/s signal
The Hits Keep Coming
The Bauminator  | 
2/28/2008  |  1 comment
‘Seatgate’ allegations at Harvard, a fresh supbpoena, a possible FCC hearing re-do at Stanford... It’s good to be Comcast these days
OFC: Mergers Pay Off
Craig's A-List  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
Fruits of some recent buys were on display
Cablevision Faces FiOS
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
Stock rises as MSO manages to grow across the board despite mounting competition from Verizon’s completely fiber-fed platform
Slideshow: OFC/NFOEC 2008, Part II
Slide Shows  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
The optical components confab closes today. Here's a look back at the week in pictures
Liberty Seals DirecTV Swap
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
Liberty Media polishes off a $12.5B stock deal that transfers over News Corp.'s stake in the US's largest satellite TV operator
OFC: NSN's Landfall
Craig's A-List  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
A North American first -- barely
Finisar CEO Jerry Rawls
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment

Finisar has found renewed success now that the telecom equipment vendors have moved to more pluggable optics. Although the company has seen some turbulent quarters due to supply chain glitches, it is in an enviable position as the largest manufacturer of optical transceivers and transponders; as such the company is less subject to the pressure for market consolidation. Finisar's CEO talked to us about these issues and more, including the growth in 40Gig demand, the still hot 10Gig market,

Optical Raids!
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
Module vendors say the counterfeiting business has gotten to the point where customs raids are going down
Pump Up the Volume
The Philter  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
In optical components, growth doesn't equal good health
BT Preps GPON Shortlist
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2008  |  9 comments
BT is about to announce a shortlist of preferred next-gen access suppliers as it prepares for future fiber access deployments, say sources
ECI Puts DSLAM Biz on the Block
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2008  |  1 comment
ECI is believed to be looking for a buyer for its DSLAM business, but it’s far from deserting the fixed access market
Democrat Idol?
Monkey Bidness  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
The People prioritize
HBO Embraces YouTube
The Bauminator  | 
2/28/2008  |  Post a comment
Well, something had to give...
AlcaLu: We're Not Just a GPON Player
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2008  |  1 comment
Alcatel-Lucent, probably GPON's most vocal supporter, says it offers other FTTH options too as the Euro fiber access debate heats up
Scandal in Oregon
Red Panda  | 
2/27/2008  |  1 comment
Mayor learns nudity and fire trucks don't mix
Nortel Aims for Ethernet Profits
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2008  |  5 comments
Nortel thinks it can grab 20% of the carrier Ethernet market within four years
Charter Hints at Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis  | 
2/27/2008  |  1 comment
The MSO says it's ready to test Docsis 3.0; meanwhile, Q4 results show a record number of phone subscribers added
AT&T Quickens U-verse Pace
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2008  |  3 comments
AT&T's John Stankey talks up U-verse's growth and downplays thoughts of a wireless price war against Verizon
OFC: Georgio Sighting
Craig's A-List  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
Bookham's former CEO is still hanging around
Mobile Video: Slo-Mo(mentum)
LR Mobile Column  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
Despite progress in settling on a single standard, the format issue is still roiling the mobile video market
Slideshow: OFC/NFOEC 2008, Part I
Slide Shows  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
A few snapshots from the annual optical components confab in San Diego
John Roese, CTO, Nortel
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment

4G makes me happy. Despite having a foot in both the WiMax and LTE camps, there's no doubting Nortel CTO John Roese's enthusiasm for LTE. But its still not over for GSM: The business is going strong and it makes the perfect platform for the move to John's favorite new standard

Chris Pearson, President, 3G Americas
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment

Latest news on the GSM standard from the wrong side of the pond with 3G America's Chris Pearson. How Evolved Edge is bringing new innovation to the standard and why HSDPA has the edge over WiMax, especially in Latin America

Leonid Melamed, CEO, MTS
LRTV Interviews  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment

MTS is the largest mobile operator in Russia and the CIS with over 80 million subscribers. MTS CEO Leonid Melamed explains their unique approach to the marketplace and his take on the opportunities for broadband in the region

Nortel: Don't Say M&A
EuroBlog  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
Nortel didn't want to talk about inorganic growth today
Tellabs CEO Says He's Not Scared of Change
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
Pullen says that just because he's an insider doesn't mean he's 'averse to change'
O2 Faces 3G Sanction
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
Ofcom threatens O2 with a penalty equivalent to $80M if it does not meet its 3G coverage requirements by June
Cox Gets ABC VOD
BroadBananas  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
But, with a nod to the popular 'Start Over' business model, the prime time content deal includes a no ad-skipping provision
Nortel Slashes 2,100 Jobs
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2008  |  5 comments
In a move that will save about $300M, Nortel said it will cut 2,100 jobs and move another 1,000 positions to less expensive regions
Google Rules
EuroBlog  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
Search giant named top UK business brand
Fiber to the EuroBlog
EuroBlog  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
We're checking out the Euro FTTH scene
Tough Times at Siemens
EuroBlog  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
German giant cuts back enterprise division with sale in mind
Microsoft Tweaks Its Carrier Strategy
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2008  |  5 comments
Microsoft is tinkering with its carrier applications development strategy to attract more developers and software vendors
OFC -- Glenn Wellbrock
LRTV Soundbites  | 
2/27/2008  |  Post a comment
Glenn Wellbrock of Verizon answers the question: Why don't carriers just build overlay networks when they sense the need to go from 10 Gig to 40 Gig?
OFC: Up, the Optics!
Craig's A-List  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
For a day, the market is kind
Showdown in Brussels
EuroBlog  | 
2/26/2008  |  Post a comment
European Commission and national regulators square up in Brussels
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