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FCC sets wireless auction rules

Apr 14, 20062 mins

Latest edge news.

FCC sets wireless auction rules, 04/12/06

The 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, 04/13/06

Networking 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, 04/11/06

Nortel has named a former IBM executive to head its Global Services division.

Solace unveils value-added services router, 04/11/06

Canadian router maker Solace Systems this week announced the general availability of its VRS/32 Value-Added Services (VAS) routing system.

Carrier consolidation pushed Lucent, 04/10/06

It 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?, 04/10/06

Bottom 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, 04/10/06

The 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, 04/07/06

The 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.