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12/23/2005 to 03/23/2006


PayPal To Offer Paying By Text Message
PayPal will offer a service for consumers to make purchases or money transfers using simple text messaging via mobile phones.

Yahoo Launches IM VoIP Service In US
Yahoo is launching a service in the United States that lets people make phone calls through the company's instant messaging software.

Nortel Debuts New Router Line For Converged Networks
A month after completing its acquisition of router manufacturer Tasman Networks for $99.5 million, Nortel has released a new series of routers designed for converged networks.

Siemens Is Ringing: Dare You Answer?
Siemens' new P2P VoIP system will be easy to deploy. Businesses should wonder whether it will just as easy to hack.

Martin Says FCC Has Authority To Enforce Net Neutrality
AT&T chief Whitacre pledges not to block or degrade independent services as network neutrality issue takes center stage at TelecomNext show.

BellSouth To Test Large Scale Wi-Max Rollout
BellSouth Corp. said on Monday it is looking at emerging wireless technology Wi-Max as a way to more cheaply provide high-speed Web services in areas where its wired network is slow or has been damaged.

Disney's Iger: No Net Neutrality Laws Needed
Walt Disney CEO Robert Iger weighed in on the network neutrality debate with an opinion guaranteed to please his hosts at the TelecomNext show -- he doesn't think any new legislation is needed.

FCC Near Deciding Verizon's Broadband Request
The U.S. telecoms regulator was poised to reveal on Monday whether it would ease numerous regulations on some of Verizon Communications' high-speed, broadband data services for lucrative business customers.

Spring VON Show: Microsoft Underwhelms With VoIP Beta -- Analysis
Microsoft may have been the biggest company at VON -- but its beta product may have made the smallest splash.

Google Extends Deadline On Time Warner Deal
Internet giant Google Inc. on Thursday said it expected its deal to buy a 5 percent stake in Time Warner Inc.'s AOL will likely close by the second quarter this year, according to a regulatory filing.

Judge Dismisses Google Copyright Case
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that Google Inc.'s Web search systems infringe on a publisher's copyright, a minor victory for the company which faces numerous suits charging that its services trample on the rights of authors.

Microsoft's Live Video, Voice Still A Beta Thing
Software giant shows beta-on-beta demo of video and voice calling from 'Live Mail' program, and says IP voice phones will be out this summer.

VoIP Port Shipments Exceed Digital Switches For The First Time: Report
For the first time ever, Next Generation Networking (NGN) VoIP port shipments worldwide exceeded those of digital switches in 2005, according to a new report from Dittberner.

Skype On The Go
A new client extends Skype's capabilities to users of Motorola, Nokia, and Sony-Ericsson handsets.

Metro Wi-Fi Networks To Grow 8,400% By 2010: Report
By 2010, municipal Wi-Fi networks will cover 126,000 square miles (over 325,000 square km) worldwide, an increase from about 1,500 square miles in 2005 (3885 square kilometers), says a new report from ABI Research.

Google, US To Face Off Over Data
Google faces off against the U.S. Justice Department in federal court on Tuesday as it seeks to quash a subpoena for search data, including millions of user queries, in a battle over privacy issues on the Web.

The Six Gotchas Of Skype For Business
Skype updated its business offering this week, making the service more suitable than ever for small businesses. But as we show, the services isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Analysis: Avaya's Peer-to-Peer Toothache
Avaya's new peer-to-peer SIP solution, dubbed one-X Quick Edition, certainly grabbed headlines this week, but users could end up drilling their own teeth if they're not careful.

WLAN Sales Grow 10%, Led By Enterprises: Report
Despite a small drop in the at the end of last year, revenues from worldwide WLAN sales showed a healthy growth in 2005, paced by enterprises.

WiMax Market To Hit $1.6 Billion In 2009: Report
The WiMAX equipment market rocketed last year, with revenues growing 759% from a minimal amount in 2004 to $142.3 million in 2005, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

Amazon In Talks For Movie, TV Downloads
03/10/2006 is holding talks with three Hollywood studios on creating a service to allow consumers to download movies and television programs and copy them onto DVDs, the New York Times reports.

IPTV Success Depends On Consumer Education: Accenture
If IPTV is to become a breakthrough success, consumers across the globe need to be educated about its benefits, according to new findings by Accenture.

DSL Subscribers To Double By 2009: Report
With the DSL subscriber base expected to expand 96% between 2005 and 2009, to reach 245 million worldwide, revenues from sales of DSL aggregation hardware will balloon 65%, to reach $10.5 billion, says Infonetics.

Microsoft Unfolds "Origami", Reveals On-The-Go PC
Microsoft Corp. on Thursday unveiled its 'Origami' project, a paperback-book sized portable computer, which is a hybrid between a laptop PC and a host of mobile devices that the world's biggest software maker hopes will create an entirely new market.

Broadband Revenue Doubled In 2005, Led By DSL: Report
Revenues from broadband sales grew dramatically in 2005, driven by an expanding market as enterprises deployed broadband for company connectivity and service providers offered triple-play bundles.

Intel To Have Wi-Max Cards This Year
Intel said it has moved up to this year its expected roll-out of cards that will let computers access the Internet using Wi-Max.

Digital Home Entertainment Market To Hit $411 Billion By 2010: Report
The digital home entertainment market will grow by a 20% annual average rate and reach $411 billion by 2010, according to a new report by BCC Research.

Broadband Grows At Breakneck Speed, Led By DSL: Report
Broadband Ethernet services are growing at breakneck speeds, and DSL providers are the chief beneficiaries of the expanding market opportunities, according to a new report.

Amazon Under Fire On Books As Google Debate Rages
03/06/2006 came under fire from Britain's book publishing and retailing industries on Monday even as the debate raged over a perceived threat presented by Google.

HP, Huawei Ink Deal For Telecom Support Solution
Hewlett Packard and Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd have inked a deal to jointly market an integrated and streamlined operations support systems solution to telecommunications providers around the world.

AT&T Agrees To Buy BellSouth For $67 Billion
AT&T Inc. said on Sunday it would buy BellSouth Corp. for $67 billion to acquire the rest of Cingular Wireless it does not already own, and expand into the southeastern United States to gain heft to battle growing competition from cable television and Internet companies.

DOJ Opens Probe Into Online Music Pricing: Sources
he U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into online music pricing at the world's major music labels, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Wireless Mesh Nets Set To Surge: Report
Wireless mesh technology is surging as a way to provide low-cost broadband access services, according to a new report.

Two Arrested In Connecticut Child Sex Web Probe
Two men have been arrested on allegations they had illegal sexual contact with minors they met through, a popular virtual hangout for children and teenagers, officials in Connecticut said on Thursday.

Telcos To Roll Out WiMAX By 2006-2007: Report
More than 80% of network operators expect commercial WiMax services to become available within the next two years, says Heavy Reading.

IP PBX Sales Jump 23% As Businesses Turn To VoIP: Report
Worldwide revenues from IP private branch exchange sales rose 23% last year as enterprise telephony increasingly migrates to IP, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

Avaya, Samsung Ink Deal For VoIP, Converged IP Products
Avaya Inc. and Samsung Electronics have inked a deal to jointly develop and market converged IP communications solutions to businesses.

Schools Cracking Down On Teen Web Site MySpace
School districts and universities block access to the popular site, fearing sexual predators.

Cisco Says It Does Not Help China Block Speech
A Cisco executive acknowledged some of the company's products can be used to block political speech online, but that was not their original intent.

Optical Networking Sales Hit $10.7 Billion In 2005: Report
The metro and long-haul optical networking market grew substantially last year as carriers continued to upgrade their networks, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

Cisco Completes Acquisition of Scientific-Atlanta
Cisco Systems said it has completed the acquisition of cable television set-top box maker Scientific-Atlanta.

China Indicts Internet Journalist
China has indicted an outspoken journalist and Internet writer for "incitement to subvert state power", a rights group has said.

Service Provider Gear Sales To Hit $10 Billion In 2009: Report
Service provider switch and router revenues will rise almost 39%, from $7.2 billion in 2005 to $10 billion in 2009, totaling $43.4 billion over all four years, says a new report.

Next-Gen VoIP Gear Hit $2.5 Billion In 2005: Report
The next-generation voice equipment market hit a new high in 2005 with $2.5 billion in revenue, according to a new report by Infonetics Research.

Router, Switch Market Topped $19 Billion In 2005: Report
The enterprise networking hardware market enjoyed a healthy 2005, topping $19 billion, with substantial growth likely to continue through 2009, says Infonetics.

Former FCC Head Powell: Washington Is 'Broken'
Former FCC Chairman rails against "brutal partisanship," as well as politics of the FCC in Q&A session at telecom event.

BT To Deploy Global MPLS Network For VoIP
BT will spend $20.9 million (£12 million) over the next two years to deploy a global multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network infrastructure to support voice over IP (VoIP).

Router And Switch Sales Jumped To $7.2 Billion In 2005: Report
Router and switch revenue hit $7.2 billion in 2005, a 37% increase over 2002, according to a new report by Infonetics.

Former FCC Chairman Powell: Net Neutrality 'Doing Great'
Former FCC Chairman says consumers are winning in what he sees as a "business scrum" between content and service companies.

DSL Sales Rocket To $6.4 Billion: Report
Global sales of DSL aggregation hardware rose 38% last year, and revenue spiked by 23% says a report from Infonetics.

Router Sales Up 14%, But Revenue Drops: Report
Enterprise router sales continued to rise in 2005, with an almost 300% rise in secure router shipments, though competitive price pressures put a damper on overall revenues, according to a new report from Infonetics Research.

Amazon, Four Music Firms Discuss Digital Service: Report
Online retailer Inc. is in advanced talks with four top music companies on starting a digital music service as early as this summer, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday. (Reuters)

Internet Is Key Tool For Insurgents: Report
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al Qaeda in Iraq is among four main groups leading an insurgency against U.S.-led and Iraqi forces that owes its resilience partly to canny exploitation of the Internet, a report claims. (Reuters)

Alcatel Inks Deal To Upgrade China Telecom's Network For Triple Play
China Telecom has selected Alcatel to upgrade its existing broadband DSL network to prepare for triple play service delivery.

Newbury, Senforce Release Wi-Fi Security Suite
Newbury Networks Inc., and Senforce Technologies, Inc. have integrated their wireless security products to allow organizations to manage Wi-Fi security policies throughout their networks.

Voice Over Wireless Sales To Rocket To $1.1 Billion: Repot
Infotech says revenue will hit $1.1 billion by 2010, with 77% penetration by 2008.

Killing Suspect Visited Murder, Suicide Sites In Week Before Crime: Report
In the week before murder suspect Neil Entwistle allegedly killed his wife and nine-month old daughter in a Boston suburb, he visited Web sites with information about how to kill people and how to commit suicide, the Boston Globe is reporting today.

Yahoo Accused In Jailing Of 2nd China Internet User (Reuters)
Yahoo Inc. provided evidence to Chinese authorities that led to the imprisonment of an Internet writer, lawyers and activists said on Thursday, the second such case involving the U.S. Internet giant.

WiFi Phone Market Hits $102.5 Million; Will Double This Year
The worldwide WiFi VoIP phone market jumped 76% to reach $102.5 million in revenue, and will double this year, says a new report.

Subcribers to Cable-Based VoIP To Skyrocket To 19.8 Million By 2009: Report
The U.S. market for cable-based VoIP will skyrocket from 2.2 million subscribers in 2005, to 19.8 million by 2009, according to a new report from IDC.

AOL Teams With BellSouth, Time Warner and Verizon In Major Broadband Expansion
America Online Inc. has joined forces with American telecommunications giants to expand its national broadband network, offering high speed service to subscribers for as little as $25.90 per month.

'FON' Has Fun With U.S. Launch
Startup launches a volunteer-based global network of Wi-Fi hotspots.

Avaya, Juniper Team To Offer Enterprise Network Solutions
Juniper Networks and Avaya have announced plans to jointly develop and release standards-based enterprise communications solutions under their global alliance agreements.

VPN Services Revenue To Hit $278 Million By 2007: Report
VPN and security services revenu will grow significantly, representing a major revenue opportunity for service providers over the next two years, according to Infonetics Research.

AT&T, Avaya Partner On Enterprise VoIP Solution
AT&T and Avaya have joined forces to offer a comprehensive managed VoIP solution intended to simplify enterprise migrations to VoIP and IP telephony.

SonicWALL Releases SSL VPN For SMBs
SonicWALL, Inc. has announced a new addition to its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) virtual private network (VPN) product line designed to meet the needs of small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).

Consumers Say Feds Should Protect Their Right To Internet Services: Survey
Two-thirds of Internet users worry that Internet providers may block their access to information and services, and a majority support congressional action to prevent the practice, says a new survey.

Only 20% Of VoIP Providers Monitor Call Quality: Survey
The vast majority of voice over IP (VoIP) service providers have no mechanisms in place to monitor service quality apart from customer complaints, according to a new survey from Empirix Inc.

Network Access Security Device Sales To Soar Over 1000%: Report
Worldwide revenues from sales of network access control enforcement products will soar 1,101% over the next three years, according to a new report from Infonetics research.

Sky TV Launches Two New Broadband Video Services
U.K.-based Sky TV has launched two new services, Sky by broadband and Sky by mobile, that lets subscribers watch TV on their computers and on their mobile phones.

Asia Is World's Fastest Growing Broadband Market: Report
Asia is the world's fastest growing regional broadband market, with carriers in five countries aggressively deploying fiber to the home and neighborhood (FTTX) infrastructures, according to new research from In-Stat.

Carriers Double Use Of MPLS Thanks To VoIP, IPTV
Carriers and service providers are investing heavily in metro Ethernet and IP multiprotocol label switching technologies as they charge ahead to bring new converged services to market according to a new study from Infonetics Research.

Networking's Big Players Form Ethernet Industry Alliance
New alliance plans to focus its energies on technology incubation, and has already begun a 100 Gigabit Ethernet incubation process.

Motorola To Power Up Cable IP Systems
Motorola, Inc. announced today that it has acquired technology from San Diego-based Broadband Innovations, Inc. that it will use to further develop its cable modem termination system and channel bonding solutions.

Google To Launch Pay-For-Video Service: Report

IP VPN Revenues Will Double To $658 Million: Report
In-Stat finds that demand is being driven by voice-data convergence and VPN intelligence being moved to the network edge.

Telefonica Adds 200,000 Subscribers To IPTV Service
Telefónica de España has added 200,000 subscribers to its Imagenio Internet television (IPTV) service in its first year of service.

Cell Phone Users Dissatisfied With Online Help: Report
Web access is extremely important according to 83% of cell phone users, yet only 29% are currently satisfied with using online help to resolve wireless data problems, according to a report by Detacon Inc.

Worldwide DSL Subscribers Will Reach 140 Million By Year's End: Report
Nearly 40 million people subscribed to DSL service for the first time in the past year, according to a new analysis by Point Topic.

"Cheapskate" Online Shoppers Rule The Holidays: Survey
More than 75% of online shoppers have received recycled gifts for the holidays, according to a new survey by Bizrate.


17 Ways To Speed Up Your Network -- For Free
Got a sluggish network, but don't want to break the bank speeding it up? We've gone to the pros, who offer their advice for free or almost-free speedups.

The Ultimate Free Network Toolkit
Need to boost network performance, manage servers remotely, protect your network from hackers and more? Don't spend a bundle on expensive technicians or software -- instead, turn to these free and Open Source tools.

How To Build The Ultimate Network
Looking to build the fastest, most efficient, most reliable network? Follow these tips from the pros and you'll be well on your way.

Why Your Network Needs VoIP Over Wireless
Combining VoIP with Wi-Fi is a natural for most networks. Here's why you should make the move --- now.

Five Things You Need To Know About VoIP
Thinking of moving to VoIP, or you've already made the switch? Her are are five things you have to know about VoIP when getting started, or getting up to speed, straight from the expert's mouth.

Prepare Your Company For WiMax
WiMax is no longer pie-in-the-sky -- it's becoming available in an increasing number of cities. Here's what you need to know and do to prepare your network for the next wave in wireless networking.

The Fix Is In: Filtering Workplace Web Use
Can you prevent staff from overwhelming your bandwidth without blocking all Web access? We tried three different packages.

Why You Should Take The VoIP Plunge --- Now
If you're still on the fence about VoIP, there are several reasons that you may want to consider to take the plunge. Telecom experts provide several reasons why it's time to get on the VoIP bandwagon.

10 Ways To Juice Up Your Network
Is your network as slow and sluggish as rush-hour traffic? Experts offer their top tips for putting it in the fast lane --- permanently.


Critical Steps for a Successful VoIP Deployment
Enterprises expect voice and data network convergence to reduce management complexity, drive down operating costs, and enable more efficient communications. Use this "how-to" guide to effectively assess the current state of your network.

Block or Secure IM Use
IM threats up 250%. Protect your corporate network. Free Download.

eBook:Automating Network Management and Compliance
Networks are growing fast, and companies are faced with increasing outside requirements for management - what we call compliance issues. To reduce overheads yet maintain flexibility, companies must automate network management, security & compliance.

Network & Application Performance doc downloads
Free white papers, buyers guide, application notes, industry articles, and more. NetScout's nGenius Solution provides network performance management and application monitoring for complex enterprise networks.

THE EVENT for Email Security, Policy, Compliance
Learn the latest on Email Security, Systems, Technology, Privacy, Policy and Compliance at INBOX: The Email Event, May 31-June 1, 2006. Meet industry leaders and your peers to debate and discuss best practices, products and cost-effective systems.

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