This week's Telecom Timeout features the latest information on Verizon's new CFO, Alcatel-Lucent's new Carrier Ethernet switch, and more on IPTV and Nortel. Keeping you up-to-date on the latest in telecommunications industry news, views and strategy, Telecom Timeout and its weekly video blog track the highs and lows of the industry. Join us daily on Telecom Timeout for conversations on developing telecom trends and in-depth analysis of service providers, VoIP, wireless, IPTV, telecom regulation, and more.
VIDEO - This week's video blog looks at vendor moves to invest in content-enabling technology, broadband stimulus grant distribution, service provider IPTV plans, and a host of additional telecom essentials.
VIDEO - Juniper Q4 2008 results, Alcatel-Lucent's end of year 2008 results, U.S. digital television conversion and AT&T out-sourcing suspension are a few topics covered on this week's Telecom Timeout video update.
Definition - A session border controller (SBC) is a dedicated hardware device or software application that governs the manner in which phone calls are initiated, conducted and terminated on a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) network. Phone calls are referred to as sessions.
Definition - A femtocell is a wireless access point that improves cellular reception inside a home or office building. The device, which resembles a wireless router, essentially acts as a VOIP repeater.
Definition - IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a method of distributing television content over IP that enables a more customized and interactive user experience. Among other things, IPTV could allow people who were separated geographically to watch a movie together, while also chatting and exchanging files simultaneously... (Continued)