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Web backbone companies warn against Net neutrality regulation

Companies including Intel, Qualcomm, IBM and Cisco claim tightened rules by the FCC could pinch broadband providers and lead to billions of dollars in lost investments.

By December 10, 2014


Twitter video-sharing service nabs $6.5 million

Plans for Twitvid's new funding, led by Azure Partners and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, include expanding the company's team, growing usage opportunities, and scaling infrastructure.

By September 29, 2011


Verizon launches 100G Ethernet network

Verizon becomes first backbone carrier to deploy the new 100-Gigabit Ethernet standard by setting it up across a 555-mile section of its European IP backbone network.

By March 4, 2011


Ciena buys Nortel's Metro Ethernet business

Nortel Networks will sell another piece of its business for $769 million as part of its bankruptcy proceedings, which require it to dismantle its business.

By November 24, 2009


Wireless operators accelerate upgrade plans

Wireless operators are rethinking how they upgrade and build their backhaul infrastructure as they deal with a flood of data traffic from smartphones and the future promise of 4G.

By January 26, 2010


Ericsson wins Nortel's North American GSM unit

The Swedish communications giant gets the GSM operations for $70 million in cash. It had already acquired Nortel's CDMA and LTE business in North America.

By November 25, 2009


Clearwire bets on fourth quarter for WiMax

The company is planning to emerge as 4G service wholesaler with big partners. For now, though, earnings results show Clearwire is in a waiting game.

By August 12, 2009


A few bright spots in tech stock gloom

Despite the Dow falling to 12-year lows, Ciena and Leap Wireless were among a handful of tech stocks trading higher.

By March 5, 2009


Nortel, Ciena settle patent lawsuit

The settlement brings to a close the latest squabble over the two companies' technology rights.

By August 8, 2006


Verizon plans improved Pacific network after quake

The phone carrier plans to build a multiroute network across the Pacific Ocean after an earthquake in Asia disrupted service.

By December 28, 2006