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To: George Gilder who wrote (6981)10/13/2005 8:55:17 PM
From: r.edwards
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auditors for AVNX have given the company a "going concern" opinion.

Avanex Announces Filing of Annual Report on Form 10-K and Related Auditor Opinions

Friday September 30, 4:01 pm ET

FREMONT, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Avanex Corporation (Nasdaq: AVNX - News) today announced that it had filed its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005. The Form 10-K includes the report of Deloitte & Touche LLP, its independent registered public accounting firm, with respect to the company's financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005. The report of Deloitte & Touche LLP included an explanatory paragraph regarding the company's ability to continue as a going concern.

This press release is in compliance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 4350(b), which requires that a public announcement be made regarding the receipt of an audit opinion that contains a going concern qualification.


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To: r.edwards who wrote (11745)10/13/2005 9:32:40 PM
From: Frank A. Coluccio
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Hi r. edwards. Wow, AVNX. You went back a long ways to catch George on that one, didnt you? Shades os Simon from another era, it seems. Today AVNX closed a nice deal with ALA, I believe. I'll fetch and post it if I can find it. Here we go, from Lightwave Mabazine:


Avanex, Alcatel ink 2-year supply agreement

October 13, 2005 Fremont, CA -- Avanex announced its entry into a supply agreement with Alcatel, to be in effect from October 2005 through October 2007. The supply agreement calls for Avanex to continue to supply Alcatel with fiber-optic components, including active and passive components, optical amplifiers, and dispersion compensation modules and transponders, which are used in a variety of Alcatel's optical networking products.

"We believe this agreement is a very positive arrangement for both companies," comments Jo Major, president and CEO of Avanex. "We have always had a close working relationship with Alcatel, and we are committed to support them with important components for their metro, long haul, and submarine telecommunications system deployments."

According to a press release, the supply agreement is part of a series of transactions currently being negotiated between the two companies. Further information about the transactions will be available once the companies have entered into definitive agreements.

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To: TimF who wrote (11741)10/13/2005 10:27:30 PM
From: Frank A. Coluccio
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Tim, here's a bit more (but not much more) information on the proposed high-speed, mobile VoIP service in Japan, from :

Japan Preps Fast, Cheap Mobile VoIP Network
David Utter | 2005-10-13

The Japanese government will roll out mobile Voice over Internet Protocol and blazing 15Mbps connections by 2007.

The service under development by Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication won't eliminate big cellular players like NTT DoCoMo; those firms will be able to apply for licenses to offer VoIP on the wireless network, Reuters reported.

Once the network is in place, users will be able to get VoIP phones and purchase phone plans at a much lower rate than what is currently offered. Companies like DoCoMo will be able to offer extra services, like television over IP and interactive gaming, to gain revenue beyond the basic plan.

A ministry official in Japan cited in the report believes a proposal will be decided upon in December. While the proposed network will deliver a much faster speed than current 3G services do at 384kbps, there is a possibility of slowdowns if too many people use the service in a given area.

Other countries have been working on similar approaches, but in the US there do not seem to be any such government proposals in the works. The closest thing to a potential nationwide wireless VoIP network has been the much-rumored work by search engine company Google.

Google has purchased a lot of "dark fiber" and may now own enough network capacity to rival major telecom firms. Their problem would be in covering the last mile from the network to consumers, and wireless technology would accomplish that. Outside of proposing free Wi-Fi service to San Francisco, Google has denied any such planning.

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From: Frank A. Coluccio10/13/2005 10:38:26 PM
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Ready for 100-Gig Ethernet?
OCTOBER 13, 2005

NEW YORK — Ethernet Expo — Is it too early to talk about 100-Gbit/s Ethernet? Apparently not, judging from speakers here.

The move to "100 Gigs" is a foregone conclusion, the only question is when, according to most experts.

"Where does it go next?" asked Bob Metcalfe, the inventor of Ethernet, during his keynote address. "The tradition in the Ethernet world is factors of 10. At each stage folks say, we don't need to go to the next level. But we always do. We're going to 100G."

Experts on yesterday's Ethernet Expo panel session on 10-Gbit/s Ethernet concurred. A 100-Gbit/s speed grade seemed to be the popular choice. Moreover, Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU - message board) recently demonstrated 100-Gbit/s Ethernet, showing the technology might not be so far off. (See Lucent Tries 100 GigE .)

But wait -- it's not a slam dunk. As 10-Gbit/s Ethernet begins its mainstream run, no succeeding standard is yet in the works. That leaves open the possibility that a 40-Gbit/s Ethernet could be picked as the next speed.

Indeed, Metcalfe points to 40-Gbit/s as an option, given that it's the next speed in the DWDM and the Sonet worlds. In fact, Metcalfe pointed out that he wouldn't mind if 40 Gbit/s came first, if only because as a VC at Polaris Venture Partners, he's funded 40-Gbit/s DWDM startup Mintera Corp.

Just a few years ago, it seemed pragmatic to have Ethernet match Sonet's OC768 speed grade. But in recent years, that fever has died down, and carriers have found they can use multiple 10-Gbit/s lines as a cheap and practical alternative to pioneering 40-Gbit/s.

All told, vendors on yesterday's panel said they'd prefer jumping straight to 100 Gbit/s, particularly given the amount of time it takes to complete an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE) standard.

"Think about the time and cost of pushing these things together," said Stephen Garrison, vice president of marketing for Force10 Networks Inc.

There's a future-proofing argument as well. A backplane ready for 100-Gbit/s Ethernet would last at least one generation longer than a 40-Gbit/s offering. Vendors are already taking that step, with Foundry Networks Inc.'s (Nasdaq: FDRY - message board) latest boxes packing 100-Gbit/s-ready backplanes. "New products coming to market today are already anticipating techs that are not here yet," said Bob Schiff, Foundry's vice president of marketing.

But does anybody need 100 Gbit/s of anything, yet? Actually, yes, and it's not a sci-fi future kind of vision, either. Internet exchanges in Amsterdam and Tokyo already need 100-Gbit/s trunking, said Eric Troyer, senior product manager for Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX - message board).

"They have an aggregate usage, as of yesterday, of 97.8 Gigs across their backbone fabric," Troyer said of the Amsterdam exchange.

Coming back to the here-and-now, panelists noted that 10-Gbit/s Ethernet is proceeding smoothly on its journey to mainstream bliss. Their optimism was hardly a surprise, given their collective vested interest in the technology, but there's evidence to back them up. Prices have fallen dramatically during the past year, and a supporting infrastructure is forming. "Many companies are working on 10-Gbit/s NICs from Intel on down the food chain," said Force10's Garrison.

In fact, 10-Gbit/s NIC pricing "is dropping faster than port pricing," Schiff said, thanks to competition from startups including Chelsio Communications Inc. and Level 5 Networks Inc.

— Craig Matsumoto, Senior Editor, Light Reading

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From: Frank A. Coluccio10/14/2005 12:46:09 AM
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MultiService Forum (MSF) Plans First Global Test of IMS R2+ Architecture

[FAC: The prospects, as well as the justifiably-perceived threats, of IMS keep growing all the time. It's occurred to me that IMS could be the tool set that enables bandwidth availability and QoS assurances for parasitic applications like Vonage, if - and this is a BIG "IF" - comparably efficient features and capabilities are invoked in "broadband's" no-man's land, where the parasites hang out, as they are for the incumbents' service bandwidth allocations. Think about it. I'm hardly giving IMS a whole-hearted endorsement here. Rather, what I am musing about in one of those rare moments of semi-openmindedness on this subject, is more like a if-you-can't-beat-'em,-then-join-'em proposition ... which most end users and enterprises should have no difficulty adjusting to, since most of them don't have a clue about what's about to come down on them in this regard, anyway, or they feel that if the top tier vendors and carriers say it's so, then it must be so.]

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The MultiService Forum (MSF) will conduct a global interoperability test of its IMS compatible R2+ architecture in October 2006. The Global MSF Interoperability 2006 (GMI 2006) event, conducted at carrier labs in Asia, Europe and North America, will demonstrate multi-vendor interoperability of QoS-enabled voice and multimedia services originating & terminating on both MSF R2+ and IMS networks, using MSF Implementation Agreements (IAs).

The MSF is working closely with international carriers to develop specific GMI test scenarios. Service providers expressing early interest and support for the test include BT, Korea Telecom, NTT, Verizon & Vodafone.

"GMI 2006 will be the industry's first-ever test of the delivery of services over a converged wireline/wireless network," said Roger Ward, MSF President. "Service providers see the promise of IMS, but more work needs to be done on the detail required to deliver true multi-vendor open architecture solutions. The GMI event will be a prime opportunity for both carriers and vendors to test the ability of vendor-specific IMS solutions to interoperate with MSF R2+ networks."

The GMI 2006 network for the event will serve fixed subscribers, nomadic subscribers and roaming SIP end points. The network will consist of both wireline and wireless IMS compatible nodes with associated management systems, allowing interoperability testing to prove the compatibility of the R2+ MSF architecture & associated Implementation Agreements, both locally and between the two types of nodes over the GMI 2006 global test network.

The MSF R2 Architecture provides the essential framework and common semantic for the definition of a multi-service network. Definition of a set of physical architecture implementations within the framework enables MSF members to focus on a common set of commercially viable scenarios. Issues addressed by the architecture include:

* IP core network QoS
* Advanced services
* Interworking with legacy PSTN
* Multiple carrier QoS enabled solutions
* Global advanced services interoperability
* IPv4/IPv6 inter-working where applicable

* The GMI 2004 interoperability event, which ran concurrently at four carrier labs (NTT, KT, BT and Qwest) from October 4th to 16th, 2004, tested state-of-the-art network elements against the specific protocols defined in MSF Implementation Agreements (IAs) for supporting a fully integrated VoIP solution. These network elements included softswitches, application servers, media servers, service brokers, call agents, bandwidth managers and other control and management systems.

GMI 2004 employed more than 50 test plans to exercise the 25 new MSF IAs created since 2002. The four global carriers and 28 equipment vendors demonstrated interoperability under real world conditions.
* Several of the MultiService Forum (MSF) Implementation Agreements (IAs) are incorporated into BT's 21st Century Network (21CN) program. MSF IAs build upon protocols issued by standards bodies such as the ITU and IETF, providing practical methods for applying standards to real world networks.

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From: Frank A. Coluccio10/14/2005 1:56:45 AM
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W-B wants Wi-Fi plans next week

Telecommunication companies must submit proposals for citywide network by Oct. 19.

[FAC: The town says it finds itself being squeezed in a time vice, but one's got to wonder on several different levels, What's going on here? By the time you've completed reading this release you should have already begun wondering: How many WiFi antennas and access points does it take to make a wireless network skeleton?]

By JON FOX | Oct. 13, 2005

WILKES-BARRE – The city’s Wi-Fi business plan was announced last week. Telecommunications firms were given the opportunity to ask questions this week. And proposals for the citywide network are due next week, Wednesday to be exact.

Even for companies who make their money transmitting information nearly instantaneously, it’s an anxiety-inducing timeline. City officials fielded questions Wednesday from four telecommunication companies interested in submitting proposals to wire all 7 square miles of Wilkes-Barre with wireless Internet access technology by the end of the year.

A representative of Nortel, a firm working with Commonwealth Communications, suggested the rush for proposals left interested companies little time to prepare, but city Administrator J.J. Murphy said state law is forcing the city’s hand. “It’s an incredibly short timeframe,” Murphy conceded.

The city is racing against a statutory clock to get a citywide wireless Web in place before 2005 rolls into 2006. Failing to do that, the city must seek permission from existing Internet service providers in the area before proceeding with a municipal Wi-Fi plan.

Signed into law last year, House Bill 30 gives municipalities free rein to provide Internet services only if they are already offering that service by the deadline.

“We believe that the construction timeframe for a project of this scope is less than a month, well less than a month for a city of 7 square miles,” said Alan Wohlstetter, an attorney with Cozen O’Conner, a Philadelphia law firm working with the city on the Wi-Fi project.

It is the same firm that has worked with Philadelphia officials on that city’s plan to blanket its 135 square miles with a wireless Internet infrastructure. Companies must submit their proposals by Oct. 19. In addition to Commonwealth Communications, Gateway Access Solutions, PenTeleData and Innalogic were represented at the meeting. Murphy said he has received interest from other national companies, but declined to name them.

Philadelphia recently gave Atlanta-based Earthlink the go-ahead to build its network. The project will be financed entirely by the company. Due to an agreement between Verizon and city officials in Philadelphia, that city isn’t bound by the Dec. 31 deadline, but other municipalities are.

But that doesn’t mean anyone with a wireless-enabled computer will be able to check their e-mail come New Year’s Day. City officials hope to be testing the network by mid-December, but that network will likely only be installed on a “skeleton basis,” Wohlstetter said. “The key is to have the footprint up and running.”

Among the concerns raised at Wednesday’s meeting is that hardware will likely cost about $1.2 million, with the entire network, including installation, likely costing twice as much. Details of how to pay for the plan remain sketchy, and will, in large part, be determined with what companies propose by next week’s deadline.


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From: Frank A. Coluccio10/14/2005 2:18:54 AM
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Boston Region: Locals Take On Cable Giants

Municipal Utilities Expand Offerings

By Robert Preer, Globe Correspondent | October 13, 2005

Norwood Municipal Light Department is expanding its broadband offerings to include voice over the Internet. Braintree Electric Light Department will soon add video-on-demand to its cable lineup. Taunton Municipal Light Plant, already an Internet provider, is exploring a cable television venture.

Several municipal electric companies south of Boston are entering the high stakes hyper-competitive world of telecommunications. And in the process, these staid local monopolies are going head-to-head with some of the nation's biggest companies.

Their rivals are world-class: Comcast, a $20 billion firm and the largest cable provider in the United States, and Verizon, a $70 billion telephone company with 10 million subscribers, now about to make a big push into cable television.

Many other firms compete in the telecommunications field, which has become scrambled in recent years by the convergence of the technologies that underpin cable television, Internet, and telephone. The major players include satellite television providers, wireless telephone companies, and wireless Internet services. Google, the Internet search giant, is widely rumored to be planning a wireless Internet service.

But the municipal utilities feel they have the edge. ''We've been here over a hundred years," said William Bottiggi, general manager of Braintree Electric, which was founded in 1892. ''We can offer these services because people know us and trust our reputation."

''We are well received by the community. That's the beauty of being a municipal," said Darryl Hanson, broadband development manager for Norwood Light.

The fast-changing business requires companies to stay abreast of technology.

''This is a very competitive field," said Verizon spokesman Jack Hoey. ''This is not the electric business."

Comcast spokesman Marc Goodman said his company views municipal utilities as one of many different competitors. ''Comcast faces competition in all areas of our business. What sets Comcast apart is that our products and services are unmatched," he said.

The municipal electric companies, which were established in the late 1800s to convert hazardous gas street lamps to electricity, say they remain undaunted.

''We are capable of keeping up with the technology," said Bottiggi. ''We don't have the economy of scale that they do, but we are doing quite well."

Comcast, Braintree's private cable provider, launched video-on-demand last year. The electric light department will have it available shortly, according to Bottiggi. Both Braintree Light and Comcast offer high definition services and digital video recorders.

Prices offered by municipal companies, which do not have to turn a profit or return money to shareholders, tend to be lower, although comparisons are difficult because services are not identical.

Comcast's standard digital cable costs $49.59 a month in Braintree, while Braintree Electric Light's service is $47.10. Norwood will soon be the first municipal cable company in the state to offer telephone service over the Internet, known as Voice Over Internet Protocol. The system was due to be turned on early this month.

Hanson said Norwood Light officials saw Vonage and other voice Internet services signing up customers. They realized that they could offer the same service with a minimum investment.

Braintree has been a pioneer among municipal electric companies in the United States in telecommunications. The electric department was one of the first in the country to launch a cable television service in a community that already had an established private provider.

In 1999, Braintree began offering high speed Internet, and a year later launched a cable television service, challenging incumbent AT&T Broadband, which would later be acquired by Comcast.

The municipal company appears to be holding its own, with about 5,100 cable television subscribers in the town, which has between 12,000 and 13,000 households. Comcast is believed to have a similar number of subscribers in Braintree, although the company does not disclose detailed subscriber numbers.

The Washington, D.C.-based American Public Power Association is holding a conference in Boston this month on broadband, and attendees are scheduled to tour Braintree's facilities.

Taunton Municipal Light Plant has for several years been exploring the possibility of offering broadband services, but so far has not decided to go forward. The utility serves Raynham and parts of Bridgewater and Lakeville as well as Taunton.

There are about 2,000 municipal power companies in the United States, including 40 in Massachusetts. Other towns south of Boston with municipal electric companies are Hingham, Hull, Mansfield, and Middleborough.

According to the American Public Power Association, 621 public power companies offer some form of broadband service for television, Internet, or telephone.

Officials of Hingham Municipal Light Plant considered getting into broadband but decided against it. ''We don't have the infrastructure in place," said its general manager, John Tzimorangas. ''It would cost us quite a bit of money to offer it."

Not all of the ventures have been successful.

Middleborough Gas and Electric offered local and long distance telephone service for five years before abandoning it last year. The utility, which had signed up only 350 customers, found it could not keep up with falling prices and other changes in the field.

''We learned some valuable lessons about the competitive nature of the industry," said Sandra A. Richter, communications manager for the utility. ''We have learned that we have to focus on our core services."

Electric companies have been able offer telecommunications services because the fiber optic cables they have been installing for transmission of electricity also carry voice, data, and video.

Municipal electric utilities and private companies agree that competition should mean better services and lower prices.

''Competition is a good thing for the consumer," said Bottiggi. ''It keeps us on our toes."

Verizon plans to roll out its broadband Internet and cable television service in Greater Boston over the next year.

State Senator Michael W. Morrissey of Quincy, chairman of the Legislature's Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, said the competition is much needed. ''There are a lot of us who would like to see more competition," he said.

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From: Frank A. Coluccio10/14/2005 2:36:34 AM
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Tempe Arizona Mixes WiMax and Wi-Fi Mesh

Municipal wireless gets creative
Joanie Wexler, Network World | October 13, 05

Starting this summer, certain businesses and residences in Tempe, Arizona, got both fixed and mobile broadband services available to them from a common Wi-Fi mesh network infrastructure.

The city is having the network installed in part to support all mobile municipal personnel (police, fire and water department workers and building inspectors) with broadband at vehicular speeds, says Dave Heck, deputy CIO for the city.

But Tempe has also licensed the network to a wholesale service provider so commercial services can be provided citywide. Businesses, for example, will have a wireless T-1 alternative with mobility tagged on as an extra throughout the 40-square-mile Tempe area for about 20 percent less than the cost of a terrestrial T-1 in the area today, says Bruce Sanguinetti, president and CEO of NeoReach Wireless, the company that won the Tempe wholesale bid.

In September, NeoReach will begin bringing up Tempe’s six zones over a six-month period. The entire city should be covered by February.

400 Access Points

The Wi-Fi mesh infrastructure, manufactured by Strix Systems, will comprise 400 access points used for both backhaul and access, says Sanguinetti. Strix’s routing algorithm supports handoffs among APs at vehicular speeds up to 180 miles per hour, he says.

Heck adds that many emergency responders’ laptops will be outfitted with PadCom client software to facilitate roaming among the Wi-Fi network and older, lower-speed public safety networks.

There will be six points of OC-3 ingress connected to 802.11a access points with single or double radios for backhaul within dense populations. There is a 4.9 MHz slot in the Strix mesh devices to support WiMax at the outer edges; WiMax will eventually be used to connect pockets of dense populations across the county.

Mesh and WiMax Combine

“We specified mesh for within city limits, because it is the only metro-scale technology available today,” says Heck. “WiMax provides longer range, but doesn’t offer good end-user availability. If you install a base station on a street light, it’s good for reaching 10 miles out, but not for supporting a user who’s right near it.”

The Tempe deployment is the latest in a series of municipal rollouts aimed, at least in part, to provide broadband competition when incumbents haven’t stepped up to the plate with creative new services. Some deployments have resulted in litigation by incumbents. Heck says he doesn’t expect any flak, because the city isn’t assuming the role of commercial network operator, and the project was put out for competitive bid.

Sanguinetti adds that incumbent cable operator Cox will likely team with NeoReach to add mobility services to its cable-based broadband services.

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To: Frank A. Coluccio who wrote (11744)10/14/2005 12:00:08 PM
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"Networks are beginning to realize that the traditional television model is shifting dramatically, and consumers want to watch what they want, whenever they want."

Deal has some ABC affiliates feeling uneasy

Gregg Moss 9NEWS Business Reporter

Created: 10/14/2005 2:20 AM MDT - Updated: 10/14/2005 2:20 AM MDT

NEW YORK (USA Today) - Less than two weeks after replacing Michael Eisner as Disney's CEO, Bob Iger began to put his stamp on the company Wednesday with a potentially precedent-setting deal that impressed several company analysts - but created anxiety among some of his key allies, his ABC network's affiliates.

Iger sent several signals by agreeing to sell current episodes of some of his company's biggest TV hits on Apple's iTunes Music Store - and added an intriguing strategy to television's fast-changing business models.

"It's an unbelievable opportunity for consumers to stay or get connected to their favorite program," Iger said at a news conference.

The companies gave no financial details. Offered on iTunes for $1.99 are ad-free episodes of ABC's Desperate Housewives, Lost and Night Stalker and Disney Channel's That's So Raven and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody for download to computers and Apple's new video iPod. Not just past-season fare is for sale: Current episodes of the ABC hits will be on sale the day after they air.

That earned a cool response from some of ABC's affiliates - who weren't told in advance that Disney would offer its most popular shows online. "We have a lot of questions," said Young Broadcasting President Deb McDermott, a former head of the ABC Affiliates Board. "We want to be sure it doesn't affect over-the-air viewing," including reruns.

She added that Disney's willingness to distribute shows the day after they air "surprised me."

Affiliates might have good reason to worry.

"Of course it will erode ratings," said Dene Callas of media buyer MediaCom. "It's going to devalue the original" broadcasts as viewers use iTunes.

Disney-ABC Television Group President Anne Sweeney argued that the deal could make the broadcasts more popular. "This is for people who are devotees of Lost and Desperate Housewives and missed a couple episodes," she said. It may also bring in "kids who have heard about Raven and never experienced it."

The deal came as cable companies have been trying - mostly unsuccessfully - to get broadcast networks to offer shows such as the ABC hits on their video-on-demand services. Comcast said in a statement: "Networks are beginning to realize that the traditional television model is shifting dramatically, and consumers want to watch what they want, whenever they want."

The thing that might have struck Wall Street analysts most about the agreement is that Iger and Jobs made any deal.

"Steve Jobs called Bob Iger last spring with an idea," leading to the distribution agreement, Sweeney said.

That's key, because Jobs had locked horns with Eisner, endangering Disney's movie distribution deal with Jobs' other company, Pixar, the producer of computer animation hits Toy Story, Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.

In this new era of détente, "We think Disney will be the partner" for Pixar, Jefferies & Co. analyst Robert Routh wrote in a report after the announcement.

He expects Disney and Pixar to soon announce joint plans for projects to follow Cars, the last film in their current deal which expires on its release next summer.

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From: Frank A. Coluccio10/14/2005 12:52:27 PM
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Baller Herbst List: 10-14-05



"[H]ow much bandwidth do operators really need to provide
to support the next-wave of revenue-generating applications
and which network architecture is best suited to support them?
The simple answers are: (1) a lot and (2) all of them. . . .
To err on the conservative side, operators around the globe
are settling on a 20Mbps starting point, with 100Mbps as
the ultimate long-term bandwidth target."

"Even the most progovernment politician knows that you'd
wait a long time before BigRoads Inc. put a highway into
some small farming town of 600 people. No profit. If you
want highway ubiquity, government has to do it. A similar
process put electricity into the less populated and poorer
areas of America. . . . We already have our highway system
and our electricity. Time has come for our broadband. It's a
utility. . . . It's time for the National System of Interstate and
Homeland Defense Broadband. Private companies will make
billions building the system, as with the interstate highways.
Once it's done, we'll all profit."

More on interconnection dispute between Cogent and Level 3
-- some businesses cut off; regulation or not?

Time Warner Cable boosts Rochester-area speed 7Mbps for
no additional charge, response to competition from Frontier
and Bright House

More on Manassas, VA BPL

BT plans to deploy 8Mbps ADSL

Qwest pushes for standalone DSL requirement and other
conditions for Verizon-MCI and SBC-AT&T mergers

Technical overview of Verizon's network plans


Profile of another response to San Francisco wireless RFI:
"SFLan proposes a wireless broadband network acting as
a city-wide Internet Exchange, with ISPs and CSPs providing
value-added services. The network should cover mostly
roof-tops with indoor and outdoor CPEs enabling indoor access."

Philadelphia Daily News column on Philly Wi-Fi plan

Finalists for Wireless Communities Best Practices Awards:
Chaska (MN), Corpus Christi (TX), Jigawa State (Nigeria),
Lenexa (KS), Medford (OR), Piraí and Rio de Janeiro State
(Brazil), Portsmouth (UK), Scottsburg (IN), Tempe (AZ),
Washington (DC), Westminster (UK).

Free Wi-Fi on New York ferries


Government of Japan plans to offer VoIP for cell phones


More on SBC's video franchise filing in Texas -
San Antonio area expected to be first

Venice, FL pursues Verizon to bring competition to Comcast

Verizon signs programming deals for TV Guide, HDNet

NAB responds to CEA's criticism of settop box plans

Bill Gates et al push Congress to fast-track DTV transition

More on Apple's video iPod: "What's the point?"


Nokia exec: "Cellular networks haven't taken off [for data]
because cellular networks currently suck. Badly. It's our fault -
we've done it badly"


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