Latest edge news.FCC sets wireless auction rules, 04\/12\/06The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week established rules for its June 29 auction of spectrum licenses for Advanced Wireless Services (AWS).Ciena opens India R&D lab, scales back outsourcing, 04\/13\/06Networking technology provider Ciena has set up its own R&D center in Gurgaon, India, marking a shift from its earlier strategy to outsource development work to Indian companies.Nortel taps IBM for services head, 04\/11\/06Nortel has named a former IBM executive to head its Global Services division.Solace unveils value-added services router, 04\/11\/06Canadian router maker Solace Systems this week announced the general availability of its VRS\/32 Value-Added Services (VAS) routing system.Carrier consolidation pushed Lucent, 04\/10\/06It was only a matter of time before consolidation among the big telecom equipment vendors took hold. The April 2 merger agreement between Lucent and Alcatel shows how suppliers, seeing their carrier customers combine to gain breadth and scale, feel ...Opinion: Will the AT&T-BellSouth merger hurt IP TV?, 04\/10\/06Bottom line, the AT&T and BellSouth states' combined prospect base is a more difficult market for IP TV than the AT&T states' base alone. Lightspeed was supposed to roll out last year, then early this year, then late this year . . . and this was ...Opinion: Why the Internet's not a utility: The case against universal broadband, 04\/10\/06The Internet isn't something you can just "tap into" (like the energy and water grids). Truly leveraging the Internet involves creating and posting content (whether by e-mail, Web site, blog or an application that hasn't been invented yet). Any policy ...EFF files evidence against AT&T in wiretapping suit, 04\/07\/06The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced Friday that it filed evidence with the courts backing up its claims that AT&T provided unfettered access to its network for the purpose of wiretapping.