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Aug
1
2011

Alcatel-Lucent Q2 revenue rises 2.4%, but shares fall amidst margin concerns

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU) may have reported a net profit of $61.49 million and revenues of $5.5 billion in Q2 2011, but neither was enough to prevent its stock price from taking a dive due to potential margin erosion. During the quarter, Alcatel-Lucent’s revenue rose 10.4 percent over Q2 2010 and was up 7.6 percent sequentially. Likewise, its adjusted operating income was $154.46 million, or 2.8 percent of revenues. As has been the case in previous quarters, […]

Jul
7
2011

tw telecom argues that IP voice should be designated a telecom service

tw telecom (Nasdaq: TWTC) has made a plea to the FCC to classify IP-based voice calls as telecom services, a measure that could reduce the interconnection costs competitive service providers pay to the ILECs. Kelsi Reeves, vice president of federal government relations for tw telecom, told Connected Planet that while “everybody is putting in IP switches” the “incumbents are saying they have no obligation to interconnect on an IP-to-IP basis.” tw telecom has established IP […]

Jun
22
2011

NGN voice migration

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Looking back ten years ago, the only telephony service a residential customer had available was voice service. Bringing DSL to the customers increased the bandwidth and enabled the concurrent use of telephony and Internet services. For the service providers, Internet service provisioning implied building a data network based on packet transmission in parallel to the voice network, based on TDM transmission. The ever-increasing data bandwidth of broadband access lines has now reached a point where, […]

Jun
15
2011

Nokia takes a bite out of Apple

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Apple has agreed to pay Nokia licensing fees for its technologies Nokia has announced the settlement of a long-running patent spat with Apple. Under the terms of the agreement, Apple will pay an undisclosed lump sum as well as ongoing royalty payments for its use of patents Nokia claims belong to it. Both parties have agreed to withdraw their respective complaints to the US International Trade Commission (ITC). The ITC has become an increasingly popular […]

May
24
2011

Week in research: Transition to IP slows PBX sales slightly; ZTE pushes patent applications up

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PBX in transition: Lagging sales of TDM PBX systems put a bit of a tail drag on overall global PBX sales in the first quarter of 2011, with the market dipping to $2.52 billion, 4 percent below the same period last year. However, the continuing shift to IP PBX is in evidence as this segment of the market grew slightly from Q4 2010 to Q1 2011. “The global PBX market is typically down in the […]

May
18
2011

Telcos, utilities look for harmony: TIA 2011 Preview

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Source: Pulaski Electric System Utilities and telcos could seemingly not be more distant from one another–but both will continue to leverage the same rights of ways (ROW) on the poles that collectively carry homes and businesses. Given that utilities have unique needs in terms of processes and technologies that have been in place for a better half of the last century, what’s driving the alliance between these industries now? The marriage is being driven by the emergence of IP-based […]

May
4
2011

MTS Allstream’s legacy-to-next-gen growing pains take a toll on its Q1 earnings

MTS Allstream (Toronto: MBT.TO) has set a bullish outlook on IP-based consumer and business services, but that vision wasn’t enough to prevent its revenue from declining from CAD 446.7 million (USD 465.9 million) to CAD 439.3 million (USD 458 million) in Q1 2011.   However damaging its earnings decline was, MTS’ EBITDA actually rose from 135.5 million in Q4 to 149.8 million in Q1 2011. At MTS, ongoing growth in both wireless and wireline broadband services […]

Apr
29
2011

Time Warner Cable Looks to Close an Era

Time Warner Cable apparently is looking at converting all its programing to IP, a move that would allow it to serve up video to all sorts of digital devices, eliminating the need for a set-top decoder and opening the door to either over-the-top or captive video on the existing model, but with one infrastructure supporting all forms of access. There are all sorts of immediate, and some potential, implications. Decoders represent a huge amount of […]

Apr
19
2011

Russian carriers shift to all IP backhaul

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Mobile operators are moving to IP backhaul to deal with explosive growth in data traffic Russia’s mobile operators are moving to IP backhaul to deal with explosive growth in data traffic. Leading Russian carrier MTS (Mobile TeleSystems) said this week that it is expecting 86 per cent growth in Russian data traffic by 2015, forcing a strategic focus on network transport. According to MTS, an upgrade to Ethernet and IP as a backhaul carrier is […]

Apr
18
2011

Telecom companies in a smaller, flatter, faster world

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Issue: Asia-Pacific III 2009 Article no.: 6 Topic: Telecom companies in a smaller, flatter, faster world Author: John Tolton Title: Vice President, Asia-Pacific Region Organisation: Arbinet Corporation PDF size: 179KB About author John Tolton is Vice President for the Asia-Pacific Region for Arbinet Corporation, a provider of international voice and IP solutions to telecommunications carriers and service providers. Prior to joining Arbinet, Mr Tolton served as Vice President, Asia-Pacific for iBasis and as the Chief […]

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