Articles By David Rohde

Catena offers line-card replacement

Catena offers line-card replacement

The folks at DSL equipment start-up Catena Networks Inc. all carry the company slogan, "Everyone Wants Broadband," superimposed against the...

March 22nd, 2001 David Rohde
Even the U.S. government is having building access problems

Even the U.S. government is having building access problems

The vexing problem of access by multiple carriers to multi-tenant office buildings is the telecom regulatory issue that won't die....

February 19th, 2001 David Rohde
Avoiding the convergence distraction

Avoiding the convergence distraction

I've always been amused by the ability of marketing executives for telecom-oriented vendors to promote benefits that only appeal to...

February 8th, 2001 David Rohde
Startup pushes IP services scalability

Startup 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...

January 25th, 2001 David Rohde
Optical backbones need access aggregation

Optical 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....

January 8th, 2001 David Rohde
One wonders if

One wonders if

Have you ever noticed how almost every carrier calls itself "facilities-based"?The reason why carriers do this is to reassure customers...

January 4th, 2001 David Rohde
DSL without breaking your backbone

DSL without breaking your backbone

Many local exchange carriers, from giant Bells to small-town independent telcos, are coming under pressure to do something about their...

November 29th, 2000 David Rohde
AT&T could do itself a favour by enrolling in Spinoffs and Breakups 101

AT&T could do itself a favour by enrolling in Spinoffs and Breakups 101

Quick: What's the point of spinning off a business unit into a separate company?Both as users yourselves and in dealing...

November 16th, 2000 David Rohde
Lucent refocuses on the enterprise

Lucent refocuses on the enterprise

Lucent finally has a dedicated enterprise networking division to call its very own.The communications equipment giant last week split off...

October 30th, 2000 David Rohde
Lucent and Global Crossing put LambaRouter on routes

Lucent and Global Crossing put LambaRouter on routes

Lucent Technologies Inc. announced Tuesday a much-needed advance with a major customer in its optical networking program. The company said...

September 28th, 2000 David Rohde