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Networks: Terabit Routers Take on Networking’s Heavy Lifting

Posted: 06/1999 Terabit Routers Take on Networking’s Heavy Lifting By Charlotte Wolter The very phrase terabit router has an awesome ring, conjuring images of huge streams of data under the control of a powerful, fast machine. Indeed, terabit routers–which will switch 1 trillion bits per second and more–will sit at the hearts of some of […]

Myths and Misconceptions of IP Telephony

Posted: 03/1999 Myths and Misconceptions of IP Telephony By Ofer Gneezy Internet protocol (IP) telephony continues to heat up the already smoking telecommunications industry. As VIP Calling Inc., Burlington, Mass., and other next-generation telcos play David to the established circuit-switched Goliaths, we alternately are buoyed by some analysts’ predictions of an "imminent packetized world" and […]

Pump Up the Bandwidth

Posted: 08/1998 Pump Up the Bandwidth Long-haul applications for dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) are bigger, faster and better than ever. By Peter Meade Bigger, faster, better. While this is the time of the year when football coaches look for these qualities in their players, this quest is never out of season for long distance […]

Stretching the Truth About Broadband Services

Posted: 08/1998 Stretching the Truth About Broadband Services The RBOCs’ Questionable Grasp of Reality By Carol Ann Bischoff Using a broom labeled "Section 706," four of the regional Bell operating companies (RBOCs)–Ameritech Corp., Bell Atlantic Corp., SBC Communications Inc. and US WEST Inc.–are trying to sweep aside key market-opening provisions of the Telecommuni-cations Act of […]

Catching the Eye of the Beholder

Posted: 11/1997 Catching the Eye of the Beholder Telephone Booths and Enclosures By Debera Bell-Beam Superman made them famous. In fact, he made them almost clichi. Today, nearly every action movie carries on the tradition of the mad dash to make a critical call, whether it be into Superman’s walk-in or a super cyber booth […]

Catching the Eye of the Beholder

Posted: 10/1997 Catching the Eye of the Beholder Telephone Booths and Enclosures By Debera Bell-Beam Superman made them famous. In fact, he made them almost clichi. Today, nearly every action movie carries on the tradition of the mad dash to make a critical call, whether it be into Superman’s walk-in or a super cyber booth […]

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