Friday, September 20, 2019
Telecommunications and Networking Report :: Telecommunications Technology Essays
Telecommunications and Networking Report 1.Ã¢â¬Å"Free Web Services Challenge AOLÃ¢â¬â¢s DominanceÃ¢â¬ - Internet business analysts generally are not yet convinced of the viability of the free web service business model for bring profitable. None-the-less, most agree that the free access will probably take a significant chunk of AOLÃ¢â¬â¢s market share before running out of investorÃ¢â¬â¢s money. 2.Ã¢â¬Å"Visitalk.com Builds White Pages for Web Phone CallsÃ¢â¬ - Visitalk.com has unveiled plans to simplify the routing of phone calls over the Internet. They will provide a directory service which will provide subscribers with a unique 12 digit Internet phone number. The directory will capture userÃ¢â¬â¢s current IP address and update their database, serving as a switchboard for Internet phone calls which are routed over IP. This solves a major problem with the fact that IP addresses change for users as they move from computer to computer. 3.Ã¢â¬Å"Cisco to But Software Maker for $325 MillionÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â Cisco Systems agreed to acquire WebLine Communications, a software maker producing e-mail routing and collaborating software. WebLine is to be assimilated into CiscoÃ¢â¬â¢s Applications Technology Group. This was CiscoÃ¢â¬â¢s 12th acquisition this year. 4.Ã¢â¬Å"Firm Agrees to Purchase Cable-Modem TechnologyÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â Intel agreed to purchase the cable modem technology of Stanford Telecommunications, Inc. The deal puts Intel face to face in the marketplace with Broadcom Corp., which currently holds the majority market share for cable modem chips. 5.Ã¢â¬Å"Qualcomm Pact Targets Wireless Network ProductsÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â Lucent Technologies signed a development agreement with Qualcomm to product wireless networking equipment. Qualcomm will give its CDMA technology, including chips and software to Lucent. Lucent plans to have trial systems utilizing the technology in place next year. 6.Ã¢â¬Å"MCI Worldcom, Sprint Ponder MergerÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â The worldÃ¢â¬â¢s second and third largest long-distance carriers are in talks are in talks over a possible merger. The deal would give MCI itÃ¢â¬â¢s only nationwide wireless network. An obvious stumbling block over such a large telcom merger would be close scrutiny by regulators. It is also expected that regional Bell companies may soon have permission to compete in the long distance market as well. 7.Ã¢â¬Å"Earthlink and MindSpring to Merge, Forming No. 2 Internet Access FirmÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â This deal makes the new Internet Provider second only to AOL. The combined company will have 3 million subscribers, still a far cry from AOLÃ¢â¬â¢s 18 million, but none-the-less a viable competitor. 8. Ã¢â¬Å"Teledesic Ã¢â¬ËSky InternetÃ¢â¬â¢ May Start SoonerÃ¢â¬ Ã¢â¬â Teledesic chief Craig McCaw is attempting to raise funds for his planned Ã¢â¬ËSky Internet.