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Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

Thanks for a great start to 2010. Just wanted to let everyone know that on Monday, January 18, FierceTelecom will take a publication break to honor the work of Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll be back

Leno vs. Conan and the perils of owning content

Telecom companies for the most part do not strive to be mentioned on TV or in the gossip columns unless the topic is how they are benefiting from some competitor's buffoonery. The pending Comcast-NBC

Untangling the home network wiring debate

While none of the wireline side of the FierceTelecom group attended the CES extravaganza in Las Vegas last week, my fellow Irishman from Chicago Dan O'Shea and I did spend time reporting on one trend

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Cutting the cord of all cords

What a difference a year makes: 2009 began with Verizon Communications disputing reports that it was planning for all voice calls on its network to be VoIP-based within seven years. 2010 has begun

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!

With 2009 barely in our rear view mirror and another New England winter storm on its way, I think now is as good a time as ever to take a look at what I think is in store for the wireline industry

2009 Year in review: Telecom trials and tribulations

Even after conducting various top five and top ten lists for other publications, including other topics right here at FierceTelecom, it's never easy to synthesize a top five list of the best stories

Google's only rule: Keep moving

Google looks all set to sell, or at least brand, a mobile phone, and all I can think is that this happened a lot sooner than I thought it would. For a while, the writing on the wall has suggested

Unwrapping the top telecom M&As of 2009

It would seem that with the ongoing credit crisis taking place that telecom M&A activity would have been dead or nonexistent in 2009, but nothing could be further from the truth. In today's

Alcatel-Lucent muscles its way to the routing edge

It was interesting to see a recent Dell'Oro report (Routers Report 3Q09) that illustrated that Alcatel-Lucent is gaining market share in the edge router market. Typically, the edge routing market