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Alan Weissberger Silicon Valley History Technology

Sonus to acquire Network Equipment Technologies for $41.3M- a fraction of 1987 IPO price!

Author’s Note:  This news item caught my eye, because NET was a rising star in the late 1980’s datacom world.  They were a leader in T1 Multiplexers from 1987 and an innovative provider of ATM and IP network equipment in the 1990s.  The company re-invented itself several times, but never regained the momentum it built up over 25 […]

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Alan Weissberger

Broadband Wireless and the Connected Home: Telecom Council Meeting Review

Introduction This article covers the wireless networking aspects of the Connected Home – both inside and out. It is primarily based on the Telecom Council’s[1] May 14, 2009 meeting titled, “The Connected Home: Services and Models.” Trends in delivery of multiple residential services, mobile broadband, home networking, and remote access to the connected home are examined. We also […]

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Alan Weissberger

Gary Reback: US Government Must Enforce Antitrust Laws to Encourage Innovation

On the need for government intervention in the free market to protect competition and encourage innovation Gary Reback is one of the nation’s most prominent antitrust attorneys, best known for spearheading the efforts that led to the federal lawsuit against Microsoft.   Gary spoke to an attentive and eager audience on May 14th in Santa Clara, […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

50K WiMAX Subscribers in India Before the Spectrum Auction- Number to Exceed 13 Million by 2013

The Economic Times of India reports that Tata Communications (TCL) has signed up 50,000 subscribers for its fixed WiMAX service. TCL, earlier known as VSNL, had received WiMax spectrum in the 3.3 GHz band under its Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence with the Indian government.   Other Indian network operators- Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Sify and Reliance Communications […]

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Independent Operators

Positive Signs and Positive Cashflow from One Telco

Jeff Gardner, President and CEO of Windstream Communications, opened his keynote speech at U.S. Telecom’s Executive Business Forum with a note of appreciation to US Telecom for getting behind what he termed, “credit stabilization legislation.” These opening comments set the theme for his talk, which was primarily about the financial condition of his company. In […]