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Blockbuster video deal for Cisco

Nov 21, 20052 mins

Latest edge news.

Blockbuster video deal for Cisco, 11/21/05

Cisco’s proposed $6.9 billion buyout last week of Scientific-Atlanta makes clear that the enterprise network leader wants into your living room, too.

Juniper, others make security buyouts, 11/21/05

Network hardware companies continue to snap up technology they can use to make security a standard feature in the switches and routers that comprise the basic network plumbing inside businesses.

U.S., EU remain at odds over ‘Net governance, 11/21/05

Both the U.S. and the European Union are claiming victory in an agreement reached late Tuesday over Internet governance, viewed as one of the most contentious issues being debated at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis.

California approves telecom mergers, SBC closes deal, 11/18/05

The California Public Utilities Commission Friday approved two giant telecommunications mergers, allowing SBC to complete its acquisition of long-time rival AT&T .

FCC commissioner Abernathy resigns, 11/18/05

Kathleen Abernathy will resign from the FCC effective Dec. 9, leaving the telecommunications regulatory body with two openings to fill and missing one of its consistent champions of deregulation.

Cogent network seized by fiber cuts, 11/17/05

ISP Cogent Thursday had two fiber cuts in its network from construction mishaps, disrupting service in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the country.

Verizon Wireless unveils text service, 11/17/05

Verizon Wireless this week announced the availability of an enterprise messaging service that allows business customers to communicate with their mobile employees.