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Why Are Orders up 25% at ECI Telecom?

January 21, 2009

During the presidential inauguration yesterday, I was on a call with Laura Howard the CMO of ECI Telecom where I learned her company grew 25% on order intake growth from last year. This may surprise you as the company competes with Nortel on a few fronts. I asked Howard about where the growth was - what regions of the world and how the company changed its business model to make this happen. Hint - managed services didn't hurt.

Truphone Does it Again

January 21, 2009

Sound Off on Obama Broadband Stimulus

January 19, 2009

Tom Keating is dead set against the broadband stimulus plan proposed by President-Elect Obama. He believes in government getting out of the way of people and generally I agree with him. I do however believe that broadband is like air, water, highways, bridges and other core infrastructure and the government should aid in ensuring the US is a leader in internet access.

Yes, industry is getting broadband to the masses but that is not enough.

Gadgets to Shape More Telecom Decisions

January 19, 2009

It seems both of the major US cellular carriers have decided femtocells are a good idea. First AT&T and now Verizon. What this obviously means for customers is better service at home or in offices with poor coverage. The obvious losers here are pure-play VoIP companies as well as cabecos.

FCC, Genachowski, Bartz, Nortel, Verizon and More

January 16, 2009

Keating Against Obama on Broadband

January 16, 2009

4G to Increase Carrier Data Revenue

January 15, 2009

Are mobile carriers leaving a tremendous amount of money on the table because their 3G networks are not truly open? Will the move to 4G generate much more data revenue? If the recent proliferation of smartphones is any indication, there is a thirst for more data and consumers want a DSL-like experience on their mobile devices. By this I mean a truly open environment where they are able to surf the web with any device and listen to a specific radio station on any gadget.

Kevin Martin Leaves FCC

January 15, 2009

Despite Reports, Nortel Operates as Usual

January 14, 2009

Reports are circulating that Nortel has declared bankruptcy and pieces will be sold off to foreign firms. Company sources say this is untrue. Here is the complete story.

In the past 24 months, global financial markets have gone from encouraging companies and individuals to take on as much debt as they can to abruptly stopping all financing and debt renegotiation.

Blackberry Bold .219 Upgrade Frees Memory

January 14, 2009

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