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TransTelecom Announces US$1.5-bil. Broadband Gamble
Russian alternative operator TransTelecom has outlined plans to construct a US$1.5-billion broadband network, according to press reports citing an interview with company vice-president Arkady Matkovsky in Kommersant. The project will last three years, and will aim to provide a range of broadband-based services to individual...
Paetec Acquires Allworx, to Add Phone Hardware Capabilities
Paetec, a leading alternative telecoms company in the United States, which last month announced a significant merger with McLeod USA to create the nation's largest alternative telco, has made a further acquisition with a US$25-million cash bid for Allworx Corp. Allworx is a manufacturer of a complete phone and network systems....
Yuuguu Lets Users Share Screens
Sending data from one desktop or laptop computer to another is easy. Sharing applications in real time, however, is a complex and difficult job. But perhaps not for much longer. Startup Yuuguu aims to make real-time screen sharing as ubiquitous as instant messaging. Derived from the Japanese word for fusion, Yuuguu lets users...
The Battle for China's Good-Enough Market
A critical new battleground is emerging in China: It's the "good-enough" market segment--home of reliable-enough products at low-enough prices to attract the cream of the country's fast-growing cohort of mid-level consumers. Traditionally, foreign multinationals have dominated China's premium segment, while a...
IBM Trumps Microsoft With Unified Communications Ploy
The decades-long love/hate relationship between Microsoft and IBM has moved into the emerging arena of unified communications. In a pre-emptive attack designed to take some of the wind out of Microsoft's introduction of Office Communications Server (OCS) 2007 next week, Big Blue has disclosed plans to integrate its...
DSL Needs SLAs, Says New Edge Head
DALLAS -- The telecom industry needs to develop better service level agreements, especially for small to mid-sized businesses that use DSL and high-speed T-1 connections, Linda Beck, president of New Edge Networks, said this week. Speaking at the Telephony LIVE Telecom Summit in Dallas, Beck said the industry needs to...
2006 Leading Lights: Where Are They Now?
Here at Light Reading headquarters, we're set to announce the 2007 Leading Lights award winners. But before we do that -- at a dinner event held here in New York last evening -- let's take a moment to reflect on last year's Leading Lights. Who lived up to expectations? Who flopped miserably? Which companies rewarded our...
Cisco May Snap Up Navini
Cisco Systems Inc. is now expected to make its move into WiMax before the end of the month, with Navini Networks Inc. the favorite target, according to Unstrung sources in the finance community. Cisco is expected to buy Navini within the next few weeks, according to ThinkEquity Partners analyst Anton Wahlman and a private equity...
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