• Barrett Expounds on Broadcasters’ View of IPTV
    In his keynote speech yesterday, David Barrett made the case for local TV and said telcos and broadcasters, like his company, “are natural allies in the multicasting debate.” While broadcasters like Hearst-Argyle Television, of which Barrett is president and CEO, want their ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Optical Solutions Awarded GPON Contract
    Gigabit passive optical network (GPON) provider Optical Solutions Inc. (Booth 1540) has announced that Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative of Vernon, Texas, has initiated services with its FiberPath 500 GPON system, in the first of several competitive FTTH deployments planned ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • mPhase Highlights Its Broadband Loop Watch System
    mPhase Technologies (Booth 1310) is displaying its Broadband Loop Watch System, which is now in general availability and designed to ensure the quality of broadband services by giving access providers continuous remote visibility into the broadband networks that connect ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • TelecomNEXT Exhibits to Triple TELECOM ’05 in Size
    While TELECOM ’05 this week at the Venetian Conference Center has 50,000 net square feet of exhibit space and is expected to draw 7,000 attendees. USTelecom’s next big event, TelecomNEXT, will be about three times that size, says Walter B. McCormick Jr., president and CEO ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • SBC Says It’s on Track to Deliver Video Services
    SBC Communications Inc. at TELECOM ’05 yesterday let the industry know it’s on track with plans to deliver video services as part of its Project Lightspeed strategy, which aims to reach 18 million households by mid-2008. The company just completed a field trial of video, ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Performance Technologies Ships New STP
    Performance Technologies Inc. (Booth 1459), a developer of integrated platforms, components and software solutions, has announced it has begun shipping its latest signaling gateway, the SEGway 6300 Compact-Signal Transfer Point (STP), to telecom providers throughout the ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Panels Discuss Policy Insights
    Hungry for insight from the FCC? Policymakers will convene on TELECOM ’05 for a lunch and breakfast meeting with attendees, ready to talk about topics including the Universal Service Fund (USF) and the Rural Utility Service (RUS). FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is the featured ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • What’s NEXT?
    It’s been a terrific week here in Las Vegas, with lots of informative, and often entertaining, speeches, sessions and show floor discussions and demos. But all good things must end. This marks the final day for the TELECOM ’05 exhibit floor, and the show’s conference ...More
    October 26, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ceterus Does Ethernet Only
    Ceterus Networks has added a new, Ethernet-only box to its Universal Transport System product line, which to date has consisted entirely of multiservice solutions. Jim Tindall, vice president of product marketing, says the UTS810 is the first device for “cost-optimized ...More
    October 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • GB Adds PWE3
    General Bandwidth (Booth 1524) has implemented PseudoWire Emulation End-to-End in its G6 Universal Media Gateway. Pseudo wire is about being able to carry any kind of service over a packet network. The technology came out of an IETF working group called Pseudo Wire ...More
    October 25, 2005 Posted in News