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A telecommunications summit

From the GlobalComm 2006 trade show to the latest wireless technologies, the pace of innovation in the telecommunications industry continues to accelerate.

From the GlobalComm trade show under way this week in Chicago to telecom innovators in Europe, a wealth of next-generation telecommunications strategies and products is being rolled out by the world's key gear, software and service providers.

Mergers are giving AT&T's networks a boost

AT&T plans to upgrade its long-distance network to handle traffic from mergers and deliver an array of new services.
June 6, 2006

Cox president calls for level playing field

he says all he wants is to compete fairly using the same sets of rules the phone companies use.
June 6, 2006

photos More than 500 software and equipment makers descend on Chicago to display their wares.
June 6, 2006

Ericsson enters IPTV battle

The company unveils a product suite that will enable phone companies to deploy IP-based television services.
June 6, 2006

RIM CEO cautious about unlimited wireless data plans

Mike Lazaridis says network innovation requires prudent pricing of wireless data plans, efficient network usage.
June 5, 2006

Wi-Fi: Coming soon on board U.S. airplanes

AirCell says it'll use its wireless spectrum to offer in-flight broadband. Will planes be filled with travelers yakking with VoIP?
June 5, 2006

U.K. firm drives toward wireless cars

Qinetiq signs a deal to develop technology that will be tested in lampposts and could eventually lead to wireless-enabled cars.
June 5, 2006

IPTV prepares for prime time

Carriers such as AT&T are ready to roll out services, but new technologies will be needed to increase network capacity.
June 5, 2006

Previous coverage

Net neutrality showdown

roundup Network operators want to charge Net content providers for enhanced services, but critics say regulations are needed to prevent abuse.
June 2, 2006

Telecoms call for legal fixes after Katrina

Bureaucratic mix-ups, red tape and confiscation of emergency supplies kept phones offline after Hurricane Katrina. Telecoms say it must not happen again.
June 1, 2006

Next-generation Wi-Fi tech to deliver IPTV

TV set-top makers plan to use Airgo's latest wireless technology to distribute video over Wi-Fi links throughout the home.
May 30, 2006