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Tauzin-Dingell Takes Another Step
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2002  |  47 comments
RBOCs are clucking, CLECS are complaining, and equipment companies are clamming up after bill passes House
Power X Powers Down
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2002  |  14 comments
It looks like the end of the road for the switch fabric startup, as all but 6 employees are let go
Riverstone Savaged on Warning
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2002  |  20 comments
Riverstone's share price is halved on news that company anticipates a sizeable revenue shortfall and layoffs
Former Alcatel Exec Cries Foul
News Analysis  | 
2/28/2002  |  3 comments
Pierre Suard's forthcoming book alleges accounting monkey business at Alcatel
Real SMS Comes to the US
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/28/2002  |  Post a comment
The worldwide success of SMS has finally thawed US carriers’ frosty attitude to interoperator text messaging
Cisco CFO: More Cuts Needed
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  21 comments
CFO Larry Carter says operating expenses must 'get down further.' What does he mean exactly?
ONI/Ciena: In Counseling?
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  7 comments
Ciena's downward revenue guidance gave ONI an unpleasant surprise, but the two say they'll work things out
Global Crossing Lost $10 Billion in 2001
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  6 comments
GlobalX postpones quarterly conference call but announces its preliminary revenue and massive writeoffs
Caspian Starts Fresh With $120M
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  14 comments
The core routing startup has managed to raise $127 million, while wiping out most of its previous equity investors
Nortel's HDX: The Future Under Fire
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  34 comments
Nortel's HDX optical switch is in trials and will show at OFC, but the quiet reception worries some analysts
Security Going Strong
News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  Post a comment
Revenues for firewalls and VPNs are on the rise, according to an Infonetics report
ADVA to Shake Its Metro Money-Maker
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  Post a comment
New products at CeBIT aim to help carriers make money from ADVA's metro DWDM equipment
I-Mode a No-Go for Euros?
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/27/2002  |  Post a comment
The smash hit Japanese wireless data service is finally arriving in Europe. But is it just a little too late?
FCC Commissioner Weighs In
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2002  |  33 comments
The FCC is trying to clarify the rules of the broadband game, says Commissioner Kevin Martin
Intel: The Prince of Processors?
News Analysis  | 
2/26/2002  |  5 comments
Its three new network processors portend a possible repeat of its computer processor success
Lumentis Cuts Metro Costs
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
2/26/2002  |  Post a comment
Plans to unveil gigabit Ethernet modules for its economy-sized DWDM access rings at CeBIT
Wireless LANs: Not so Fast
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/26/2002  |  Post a comment
Operators to be major wireless access point players? Don’t hold your breath…
Countdown to CeBIT
CEBIT News Analysis  | 
2/26/2002  |  2 comments
Some tips on how to make the most of Germany's giant technology trade show
JDSU: MEMS Aren't Just Memories
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
2/25/2002  |  20 comments
JDSU widget that combines DWDM and switching resurrects interest in MEMS. But don't hold your breath
Williams Ponders Bankruptcy
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2002  |  35 comments
Williams Communications could soon join Global Crossing and 360networks in bankruptcy court
Chiaro Lands an $80 Million Round
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2002  |  17 comments
The five-year-old startup nabs $80 million in its fourth round of funding, but details on its product are slim
ProtoDel Pushes Passives
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
2/25/2002  |  3 comments
UK company claims it has a platform for making passive components with much improved performance
Innovance Scores $55M
News Analysis  | 
2/25/2002  |  30 comments
The core networking startup has scored yet another hefty round. What's the hidden hope?
Commentary: Mind the Wireless Gap
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/25/2002  |  Post a comment
If only I could get through on my 2G phone, I'd wow you with the wonders of 3G networks
Qwest Sees Light at End of the Tunnel
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2002  |  Post a comment
CEO Nacchio waxes positive about the company's cash position. But what about its debt?
Cisco Preps Stealth Switch
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2002  |  20 comments
Cisco appears to be planning an optical switch for release this fall UPDATED 02/22 4:00 PM
Poll Highlights Job Insecurity
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2002  |  132 comments
Light Reading survey paints a bleak picture of the job market
Cannes Do
Column  | 
2/22/2002  |  3 comments
Cannes Do – R. Scott Raynovich
Maple Continues to Shed
News Analysis  | 
2/22/2002  |  44 comments
Maple Optical Systems has lopped off one third of its staff
Nokia Triggers 3G Standards Debate
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/22/2002  |  Post a comment
Its announcement of an Open IP Base Station Architecture initiative has stirred up questions over who should be setting standards
Bell Labs Claims Laser First
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2002  |  18 comments
Its laser, which provides many wavelengths simultaneously, could slash the cost of building DWDM systems
360networks Subpoenaed
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2002  |  5 comments
The SEC has subpoenaed 360networks to cough up documents related to its dealings with Global Crossing
Ciena: Outlook Dim
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2002  |  86 comments
Ciena's Q1 earnings were low as expected, but its cut in Q2 guidance took many investors by surprise
Sabeus Challenges Thin Film
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
2/21/2002  |  6 comments
Sabeus will showcase its gain flattening EDFA technology at OFC
Cable MSOs Set to Win?
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2002  |  12 comments
Cable operators are sitting on a 'goldmine of broadband opportunity,' says the Optical Oracle
Bross Rides the ONI Gravy Train
News Analysis  | 
2/21/2002  |  31 comments
ONI's whirlwind ride made many people rich: Among them, Williams tech guru Matthew Bross
Agilent Claims Location Technology Advance
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/21/2002  |  Post a comment
Says it can deliver an unparalleled combination of accuracy and low cost
Photonami 'Bursts' Onto Scene
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2002  |  10 comments
Canadian startup talks up trio of metro systems, but keeps mum on funding
Velio 'Eliminates Framers'
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2002  |  1 comment
Company claims its Sonet-optimized SerDes chip could eliminate framers in some applications
Iolon and Innovance Deal: Good Omen?
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
2/20/2002  |  31 comments
The two high-profile startups are upbeat about market, say more news is on the way
Washout Rains $53M on Pluris
News Analysis  | 
2/20/2002  |  84 comments
After five years, Pluris closes its fifth round of funding and starts afresh after a recapitalization
Operators Cast Doubts On GPRS
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/20/2002  |  Post a comment
Early networks are performing poorly when handling standard Internet applications
WaveSmith's Frame Relay Connection
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2002  |  6 comments
Vendor says the multibillion-dollar frame relay market is not only alive but on the move. But who's buying?
Xtera's New Plan
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis  | 
2/19/2002  |  4 comments
Xtera prepares to compete in the long-haul DWDM systems business
Nortel Unveils Passport 20000
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2002  |  17 comments
The long-awaited multiservice switch will keep some folks waiting a bit longer
Juniper Unveils 'Wireless Router'
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2002  |  22 comments
Joint development with Ericsson connects data sent over the mobile core network to the Internet
LightLogic CEO Finds a New Home
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2002  |  1 comment
John McGraw, former CEO of LightLogic, resurfaces as chairman of UK startup Kamelian
Cisco Locks Down Security Strategy
News Analysis  | 
2/19/2002  |  Post a comment
Networking leader upgrades individual firewall and VPN products; is it just playing catchup?
Juniper Unveils ‘Wireless Router’
LR Mobile News Analysis  | 
2/19/2002  |  27 comments
Juniper launches a 'wireless router' aimed at carriers planning to move to all-IP networks
Zenastra Reborn?
News Analysis  | 
2/18/2002  |  Post a comment
A U.S. startup and a Chinese firm join forces to resurrect the bankrupt integrated optics startup
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