SPOTLIGHT: More top stories of 2007


These stories didn't quite make my top 5, but were huge news nonetheless:

  • Several telcos have been eyeing 100 Mbps broadband access for their service road maps. Verizon explained its 100 Mbps philosophy just last week.
  • Google decided to bid in 700 Mhz auction coming up next month, while telcos fought the FCC's auction rules. Verizon was the most vocal in opposing the FCC rules.
  • Former Qwest CEO Joe Nacchio was found guilty on 19 counts of insider trading, and has spent the intervening months in and out of court. Read this story in Telephony.

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On the heels of job cuts a several weeks ago, Salesforce CEO March Benioff said on Twitter that his company would add 12,000 jobs over the next year.