Telecom Timeout: Recession reactions

Telecom Timeout: Recession reactions

Telecom Timeout: Recession reactions

Date: Mar 09, 2009

This week's Telecom Timeout features Q4 results from a variety of telecom players, as well as a Carrier Ethernet progress report from the Juniper Networks and Nokia Siemens partnership, results of the U.S. broadband stimulus package, and a 4G update on WiMAX and LTE. What else? HP announces the formation of its own telecom group, Nortel finds at least one buyer for some of its assets, and YouTube is experimenting with downloadable content for a fee.

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.

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