Darpa Jumps Off The Peer
The people who brought you the Internet would like to un-bring it, at least in its current form. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is trying to move the
AT&T Floats Access Fee Proposal
The latest salvo fired in the great telephony access fee wars is from AT&T, which is proposing a complicated formula for taking over some parts of the regional Bell network
Dell Snuggles Up to SAP
They're getting even cosier, as the hardware firm looks to extend its reach within the data center
DaimlerChrysler Outsources Corporate Systems To EDS
EDS says it has secured a contract to manage the servers and software that power some of automaker DaimlerChrysler Corp.'s key Michigan-based customer and employee operations. Neither company would reveal
Nortel Fires CEO, Postpones 1Q Report
Nortel Networks Corp. fired its CEO, Frank Dunn, and two other top executives for cause Wednesday and said it would delay reporting its first-quarter earnings.
The Myth Of Telecom Taxes (Cont.)
Senators aren't stupid. They can spot challenges to their powers from miles away, and are quick to respond with countermeasures to thwart said challenges. That's what's behind Sen. Lamar Alexander's
Employee Buyouts Hit Verizon's Bottom Line
Expenses from employee buyouts helped drive Verizon Communication's net income down 50% in its first quarter, according to numbers released Tuesday. But solid growth in subscribers at its wireless subsidiary
Microtune Cuts Power For VoIP Designs
Microtune Inc. said it will help cable modem designers reduce overall power consumption in voice-over-Internet Protocol designs with the release Monday of a silicon tuner that consumes less than 1
Darpa Looks Past Ethernet, IP Nets
In a handful of high-level programs, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is pushing beyond Ethernet and Internet Protocol to hammer home the message that peer-to-peer networks -- intrinsically more
Navini WiMAX Surprise Clarified
Navini Networks surprisingly abandoned plans last week to develop equipment based on the still-unratified 802.20 standard and switched its allegiance to another emerging standard, 802.16, also known as WiMAX. A
Goin' Up The Country
A study released this week says that small- to medium-size businesses are key to the growth of worldwide broadband services. But what if those businesses are in the boonies? While
Profits Down At AT&T And SBC; Bundle, DSL Up
Declining profits at AT&T and SBC Communications underscore the struggles of the entire telecommunications industry, although both firms sought earnestly for a silver lining in their latest financial reports.
Net2Phone Launches VoWLAN Drive
Voice-over-IP vendor Net2Phone Thursday announced an initiative that it claimed will make it easy for wireless access providers and others to voice-over-WLAN services to their customers.
FCC, NextWave Reach Spectrum Accord
NextWave Telecom Inc. agreed Tuesday to return billions of dollars of valuable spectrum to the FCC, which is expected to auction it. The settlement appears to resolve one of the
Juniper Continues Positive Earnings Streak
Juniper Networks, which makes large routers for Internet infrastructure use, reported positive earnings for its most-recent financial quarter, with revenues increasing 43 percent from a like period in 2003.
Slugfest Brews Over Phone Access Fees
With a $22-a-line proposal from SBC Communications as the latest offer in the great telephone access fee war, it's clear that the four regional telephone monopolies are taking different approaches
Sanjay Kumar Sacked As Leader Of CA
A big ax fell at Computer Associates International Inc. Wednesday when the company announced that chairman and CEO Sanjay Kumar is out as leader of the management-software company, which is
MCI Emerges From Bankruptcy, Faces Challenges
On Tuesday, the disgraced WorldCom Inc. faded into the murky world of bankruptcy courts and SEC investigations, while its ongoing business emerged as a relatively healthy MCI freed from $35
Storage Software Market Bounces Back
After declining in 2002 due to a downturn in IT spending, the worldwide storage management software market grew a healthy 7.9 percent in 2003 compared with the previous year, according
Apple Branches Out To SAN Management
Apple today introduced Xsan, a high-performance, enterprise-class storage area network file system aimed at professional video production as well as storage consolidation for business, government, education and high-performance computing.
Still Looking For Leadership On Telecom Policy
If you're looking for leadership on telecom policy, you'll go wanting during this presidential election year. That's my summary after a frustrating and mostly fruitless search for substantial telecom policy
Laser Optics Try To Bridge Last Mile
A small telecom equipment maker is betting on laser-optic technology it says will give companies the speed and quality of fiber optics at a fraction of the cost.
Special Top 11 List
Inspired by our continuing efforts to bemuse and confound, Network Computing Reader Derek Moore has submitted for your enjoyment his own list, dedicated to SAN Agents and Domain Controllers. Make
Enterprise VoIP On Verizon's Horizon
With AT&T and other large carriers plunging headlong into the race for voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, Verizon's announcement of its VoIP enterprise-network deployment counted as big news.
VoIP Options, Adoption Grow Among Small Biz
Telecom vendors have begun to flood the small-business market with voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) products, including some that use Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), a relatively new protocol designed to
Wave7 To Install Fiber Net In Oklahoma Town
Wave7 Optics Inc., a passive optical network equipment provider specializing in networks for municipalities, has signed a fiber deployment deal with a utility trust authority in Oklahoma.
Would You Like Undercoating With Your DSL?
A popular argument in the telecom world these days is the line that says government regulation stifles innovation. But when you see news like today's announcement of Verizon's
Vonage Looks North Of The Border
The spread of Vonage's Voice over IP service just keeps increasing, as the company announced Monday the availability of its service in Canada, with local Canadian phone numbers. Even though
VoIP Graduates, Becomes Part Of Spam
You know something is hot when it starts becoming the subject of spam. Amongst the daily come-ons for performance-enhancement drugs and money from Nigeria came a new pitch today: Someone