Monday, March 26, 2001Cisco pushes DWDM networking out to metro areas Cisco Systems Inc. has rolled out a line of DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) hardware, touting them as the first solutions capable of providing DWDM services to metropolitan areas.
Thursday, March 22, 2001Compaq announces servers for telecom central office Both the AlphaServer TS20 and TS40 provide more memory and processing power than previous versions.
Thursday, March 22, 2001Kaval helps wireless signals cut corners When you hear a slight humming and the room gets noticeably darker, chances are there’s a fluorescent light out. Many don’t know who to call in this situation, but Oxford Properties Group Inc. has ensured that tenants have an easily-accessible resource in times of maintenance grief.
Monday, March 19, 2001Canadian business could benefit from 2.5G services Analysts and carriers in Canada are in disagreement over the possibility that wireless service providers will have to take an initial financial hit when they roll out so-called 2.5-generation packet data services throughout this year.
Thursday, March 08, 2001CRTC facing competition, cable issues The CRTC’s new interim chairman, David Colville, is taking over at a time when Canada’s telecommunications industry will likely have to prepare itself to deal with some major issues affecting businesses in Canada, suggest analysts.
Thursday, February 22, 2001Cutting out dead spots
Thursday, February 22, 2001Carrier briefs
Monday, February 12, 2001China-U.S. cable won't be fixed until next week A repair ship has been dispatched to the waters off Chongming, China, to fix the break that occurred Friday morning in the China-U.S. Cable Network, but the high-capacity fiber-optic cable probably will not be repaired until at least next week, an executive of network provider Teleglobe Hong Kong Ltd. said on Monday.
Thursday, February 08, 2001Toronto getting set to add to the list of area codes There was an episode of Seinfeld when Elaine lost her phone service and, upon getting it reconnected, was issued a 917 Manhattan area code rather than the old 212. This affront reduced her to “recent New Yorker” status, a decidedly unflattering position in that status-conscious city.
Thursday, January 25, 2001Startup pushes IP services scalability Convinced that large carriers are waiting for even more IP service-creation scalability than offered by recent startups, a new company recently announced a service switch supporting up to six million simultaneous users.
Thursday, January 25, 2001Telefónica, Portugal Telecom form US$10B Brazilian venture Spain's Telefónica SA and Portugal Telecom SGPS SA have signed an agreement to form a US$10 billion joint venture to combine their mobile telephony operations in Brazil, Latin America's largest telecommunications market, the companies announced Wednesday.
Monday, January 08, 2001Optical backbones need access aggregation Moving to secure a place in larger carriers' optical metro and long-haul networks, access aggregation vendor Advanced Switching Communications Inc. has introduced a new high-speed card along with new flexibility for its frame relay user interfaces.
Thursday, January 04, 2001One wonders if “facilities-based” carriers live up to their name Have you ever noticed how almost every carrier calls itself "facilities-based"?
Thursday, January 04, 2001Carrier briefs
Monday, December 18, 2000Latin America starved for bandwidth Providers of telecommunications services in Latin America are hungry for capacity in international fibre-optic networks, because demand for Internet, data transmission and long-distance services continues to increase in the region. This is opening the door for companies that build undersea pan-regional networks to carry international traffic and that sell capacity in their networks to other carriers.
Thursday, November 02, 2000VoIP market maturing fast, analyst says Companies should make voice-over-IP technology a part of their strategic LAN and WAN plans, but larger enterprises should probably wait a year or two before eliminating separate voice and data paths to most desktops.
Thursday, October 26, 2000Report: DoCoMo, Telecom NZ eye Optus Mobile NTT DoCoMo Inc., Japan's leading cellular carrier, and Telecom New Zealand Ltd. are in talks about the possibility of jointly bidding for a slice of the mobile business of the Australian company Cable & Wireless Optus Ltd., the Financial Times reported Thursday in its Asian edition.