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OneChip targets FTTH costs

The market for optical transceivers and other components has seen much change in the in the year as Enablence Technologies acquired Pannaway, Bookham and Avanex merged and several other companies

CTIA Preview: With femtocells, FMC gets real

The concept of fixed-mobile convergence has been around for so long, and has been applied to so many different technology innovations and business strategies, that the telecom industry may have to

CONFIRMED: SuperComm moves to Fall '09

Fierce has confirmed SuperComm will be moving dates - but not places -- from its June time slot to October. The telecommunications event is being moved to October 21-23 and will remain in McCormick

Nacchio tested for cancer, hearing on delay tomorrow

Former Qwest Communications CEO Joe Nacchio has been seeking a delay of his March 23 prison report date, and documents filed in federal court in Denver this week shed some light on the reason for

Comcast: Most leaked user data not authentic

Cable TV giant Comcast said that only about 700 customer names and passwords that were found on a public list on the Scribd document sharing site appear to be authentic. The full exposed list had

Embattled FairPoint offers service credits

FairPoint Communications, whose CEO recently admitted that the independent telco had trouble with the network cutover for former Verizon Communications properties it had acquired in New England last

IBM-Sun deal would mean big things for telecom

The Wall Street Journal reports that tech giant IBM is in talks to acquire Sun Microsystems, a deal that, were it to happen, would have major implications in telecom markets. The WSJ is casting the

CTIA Preview: Wireline's future is wireless

Many wireline telcos need no reminder of just how effectively their lunch is being eaten by the wireless part of the telecom industry, but the CTIA Wireless 2009 trade show is ready to deliver plenty

Cox Business 2009: 16 percent growth, $1B revenues

Visiting Fierce's offices in Washington D.C. last week, Cox Business was bullish on its prospects for the year. Over the past two years, the division of Cox Communications has grown at a rate of 16

FiOS versus cable: Part 2

"People tend to forget that video itself is evolving to where it's going to need more bandwidth," said Sanjay Udani, principal member of the technical staff of Verizon Network & Technology. "3DTV

FiOS versus cable: Perception, reality and money mix together

A shoestring, not fiber or coaxial cable, separates Verizon's FiOS and cable. Cable has always claimed it operates on a shoestring budget so the fact that Verizon has more money to build a network is

Charter reports $1.5B Q4 loss before April 1 bankruptcy

Charter Communications, the nation's fourth-largest cable operator, reported a widening loss year-over-year. One of its subsidiaries also will not make an interest payment on debt because the company

Performance Technologies boosts 1U MicroTCA lineup

Performance Technologies (PT) has rolled out the newest member of its IPnexus MicroTCA systems line, the AMP5071. Designed for OEMs building IP-based communications products, the new system is fully

PMC-Sierra to debut symmetric 10G EPON platforms

PMC-Sierra announced Monday the availability of the industry's first symmetric 10G EPON platforms, including optical line terminals and optical network units. The company will demonstrate the

Rural Tennessee lights 960 mile fiber network

CDE Lightband, a non-profit agency of Clarksville, Tenn., has announced the completion of a 960-mile fiber optic network for the town. The 54,000 citizens will be able to get TV and broadband

Private sector: Just give us the (broadband stimulus) money

Cable, wireless and satellite providers have put together a united front on broadband stimulus grant monies, telling the National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) that it

Cisco attacks the data center with new servers, services

Cisco Systems has unleashed its long anticipated campaign into the server space, unveiling a new data center architecture, server hardware and an open ecosystem for supporting it. Companies onboard

Twittering the telcos

Attendees of the South By Southwest (SXSW to you cool kids) music conference in Austin were annoyed by what they perceived as lousy coverage from AT&T's mobile network, so naturally they took to

Rural markets need backbone stimulus

While many observers have been discussing where broadband stimulus funding is needed and which access technologies service providers are likely to use to reach their end users, investment further up

Alcatel-Lucent eyes 2010 return to profit

Alcatel-Lucent reported a fourth-quarter net loss of close to $5 billion, but the company's CFO told French newspaper Les Echos that a return to profitability will come by the second half of 2010.