Computer networking news, reviews, solutions, and analysis for IT professionals
  • Hello net neutrality, goodbye Internet

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 9:42 pm

    As the old adage goes, "Be careful what you wish for — you might get it, and wish you hadn't." Proponents of net neutrality might want to keep that in mind now that net neutrality regulations from either the FCC, Congress or both are a virtual certainty.
  • Nortel set to sell off GSM business

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Nortel Networks is preparing to auction off its division that makes equipment for GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks early next month, continuing the unloading of its businesses under bankruptcy reorganization.
  • Enter to win a Cisco training course worth $3,495

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 11:54 am

    Cisco Subnet welcomes Global Knowledge Training as a contributor to Cisco Subnet. In honor of this partnership, Global Knowledge is offering a free Cisco training course worth up to $3,495 to be given away to one lucky reader.
  • Cisco to buy videoconferencing vendor Tandberg for $3B

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 8:55 am

    Cisco Systems has signed an agreement to buy videoconferencing vendor Tandberg for about US$3.0 billion, it said on Thursday.
  • Indian mobile search site aims at low-cost entry

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 5:40 am

    An Indian local and media search site ( is using search engines from Yahoo and Microsoft at the back-end of its site to keep its costs low.

  • AT&T buys mobile development company Plusmo

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    AT&T has acquired mobile-application development company Plusmo and plans to use its technology to more quickly build applications and widgets for mobile phones as well as PCs and TVs.
  • Wi-Fi group launches full 11n certification

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 6:10 am

    The Wi-Fi Alliance is launching a certification program based on the completed IEEE 802.11n standard on Wednesday and looking toward a future peer-to-peer specification it is developing on its own.
  • Unisys service uses the cloud to manage mobile devices

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 1:40 am

    Unisys is introducing a new service on Wednesday that will allow its customers to better manage, secure and support mobile devices carried around by employees, company executives said on Tuesday.
  • Cisco unveils data center blade switch

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 5:23 pm

    Cisco's new blade addition to its Nexus line of data center switches is designed to aggregate multiple physical x86 blade servers from various vendors into a 10G Ethernet fabric.
  • Akamai pitches Hollywood on its HD Network

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 4:56 pm

    CDN vendor Akamai today began pitching its new HD Network as the perfect solution for entertainment companies that want to deliver high-definition video streams over the Internet.
  • Cisco voice monitoring tool updated by SolarWinds

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 3:54 pm

    SolarWinds Orion IP SLA Manager manages network performance by tracking transport metrics between Cisco IP SLA-enabled and other network devices.
  • Verizon CTO: 'We told you so' about FiOS

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 2:24 pm

    Verizon CTO Dick Lynch Tuesday gave a simple message to anyone who doubted his company's wisdom in building out a fiber-to-the-home network: We were right, you were wrong.
  • Senators want to end telecom immunity for spying program

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    Four Democratic U.S. senators will introduce a bill to repeal a provision protecting telecommunications carriers from lawsuits targeting their assistance to a controversial U.S. National Security Agency surveillance program.
  • Vodafone starts selling the iPhone in U.K. and Ireland

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 6:41 am

    Vodafone will start selling the Apple iPhone in U.K. and Ireland early next year, it said Tuesday.
  • Alcatel claims new optical network speed

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent researchers said they have figured out how to multiply the speed of the fastest undersea cables by a factor of 10, an achievement that someday could send the contents of 400 DVDs hurtling from Paris to Chicago in one second.
  • Former Enron Broadband exec sentenced to prison term

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Joseph Hirko, the former co-CEO of Enron Broadband Services, was sentenced Monday to 16 months in prison on a wire fraud charge related to false claims made by the failed telecommunications company, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
  • Canadian government could stop Nortel-Avaya deal

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    The Canadian government's industry minister announced last week it will only allow Avaya to buy Toronto-based Nortel's enterprise business if Avaya can prove the $915 million deal is beneficial to Canada.
  • Orange UK to sell iPhone, ending exclusivity for O2

    Posted September 28, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Orange will start selling the iPhone 3G and 3GS to its U.K. customers later this year, it said on Monday. The deal means that rival network operator O2 will no longer have exclusive rights to sell Apple's phones in the U.K., something it has enjoyed for almost two years.
  • As complaints roll in about problems with iPhone MMS, AT&T says activation went smoothly

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 8:46 pm

    AT&T activated Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) on iPhone 3G and 3GS phones starting mid-day Friday nationwide, with some early users reporting transmission problems on AT&T's Facebook page.
  • AT&T accuses Google of violating telecom law

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    AT&T on Friday accused Google of violating the U.S. Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality rules by blocking Google Voice calls to some rural areas.
  • Intel, EU spar over probe, Dell makes a big buy

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Dell hopes to beef up its IT services after it revealed plans to buy Perot Systems this week. Dell hopes the purchase will give Perot Systems an international presence and provide the PC manufacturer with more customers for its hardware. The European Union's antitrust probe against Intel became interesting this week when the E.U. released e-mails detailing the deals the chip maker made to control the market. Finally, Google's Android celebrated its first birthday this week. Instead of cake, we have an analysis on how it is faring in the competitive and crowded mobile-phone space.
  • Net neutrality, Alcatel-Lucent style

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 3:35 pm

    Network World interviews Wim Sweldens, VP of Alcatel-Lucent Ventures, about finding common ground between carriers and the newfangled application and content providers who are bringing P2P and other services onto the market.
  • Cisco patches DoS vulnerability in UC Manager

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 7:22 am

    Cisco on Wednesday released an update to patch a vulnerability found in the SIP service of its Unified Communications Manager.
  • Challenges with innovation, the Facebook generation

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 9:23 pm

    Imagine you're the CEO of an old-line technology corporation with 120 years of telecommunications experience, and 80,000 employees scattered across the world. Furthering innovation is a given, but you also have to identify technologies that will resonate with consumers -- not to mention building sustainable business models around them. This is the world that Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen inhabits.
  • Chambers' pay package climbs 16% while Cisco net income falls 23%

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 9:20 pm

    Cisco CEO John Chambers received a $2 million bonus as part of his 2009 compensation package.
Join us:






Join today!

See more content
Ask a Question