Infrastructure Briefs

Infrastructure Briefs

Polycom pickup boosts voice Conferencing provider Polycom Inc. has agreed to pay about US$100 million for Voyant Technologies Inc., a...

December 11th, 2003 No Author

Analysts: IPv6, 3G and 64-bit can wait till 2007

Analysts: IPv6, 3G and 64-bit can wait till 2007

IT executives shouldn't worry about bringing IPv6, 3G or 64-bit computing to the desktop until as late as 2007 or...

November 14th, 2003 No Author

Frame parries IP’s thrust

Frame parries IP’s thrust

As one company ramps up a new product for Frame Relay users, industry observers say the access technology is just...

October 31st, 2003 Stefan Dubowski

The extranet emerges . . . right on cue

The extranet emerges . . . right on cue

I've written a lot about the emergence of extranets and extranet service providers, starting back when "extranet" was the buzzword...

May 15th, 2003 Johna Till Johnson

Appian makes waves with metro Ethernet

Appian makes waves with metro Ethernet

Metropolitan optical start-up Appian Communications Inc.'s business model started with a reality check.Seeing Ethernet's high speed, ease of use and...

June 27th, 2002 Stephen Lawson

Tool keeps UpTime on the edge

Tool keeps UpTime on the edge

After focusing on the service boundary for Frame Relay and ATM, Visual Networks Inc. is adding private network-based IP capabilities...

June 13th, 2002 Scott Gardner Network World Canada

Sprint and Nortel enter partnership

Sprint and Nortel enter partnership

Sprint Corp. and Nortel Networks Corp. have entered into a co-marketing and joint sales alliance designed to attract subscribers to...

March 26th, 2002 Jim Duffy

Providers add business-class DSL options

Providers add business-class DSL options

Residential customers still buy the majority of DSL connections, but U.S. providers are enhancing their DSL offerings to make the...

February 18th, 2002 Michael Martin

COMNET: Telcos detail IP VPN plans

COMNET: Telcos detail IP VPN plans

Telecom powerhouses Sprint Corp. and WorldCom Inc. both made IP VPN-related announcements at this year's ComNet tradeshow, going on in...

January 28th, 2002 Mark Leon and Jennifer Jones