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DISA Deal Is Done
News Analysis | 12/31/2003

The government finally announces some GIG-BE winners: Sycamore and Juniper are the biggest

Finisar Furlough Queried
News Analysis | 12/31/2003

The company appears to have shut for the holidays, fueling some New Year's Eve financial musings

Symbol CEO Falls on Sword
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/31/2003

Ex-Ciscoid Bill Nuti takes helm as Symbol tries to move past accounting scandal

Tim Berners-Lee Gets Knighted
News Analysis | 12/31/2003

Move over Sir Mick. Sir Tim dons the ermine

2003 Top Ten: Heavy Findings
News Analysis | 12/31/2003

Heavy Reading lists its most notable research findings

2003 Top Ten: Heavy Findings
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/31/2003

Heavy Reading lists its most notable research findings

Is AT&T Top Heavy?
News Analysis | 12/30/2003

It's frozen pay raises for 36,000 'managers.' That's a helluva lot of chiefs, notes one of our readers

Could Aeroflex Shake Up Testing?
News Analysis | 12/30/2003

Small-fry might be tasty to Aeroflex, which is looking to raise money and may be up for a consolidation play

Top Ten 2003 Wireless Bloviations
News Analysis | 12/30/2003

You say Jorma, I say Jukka... What happens when vendors talk the talk

Top Ten 2003 Vendor Bloviations
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/30/2003

You say Jorma, I say Jukka... What happens when vendors talk the talk

Report Points to P2P Problems
News Analysis | 12/30/2003

Light Reading article reviews ways service providers can come to grips with peer-to-peer traffic

2003 Top Ten: Explosions & Implosions
News Analysis | 12/30/2003

We have some good news, and some bad news...

Headcount: Less Is More
News Analysis | 12/29/2003

Dacom gets a new chief, Cicada to shrink after acquisition, and Emperative employees write some wrongs

Capex is King
Column | 12/29/2003

Capex is King - R. Scott Raynovich

Vitesse Buys GigE Ammo
News Analysis | 12/29/2003

Chipmaker pays $66M for 'independent arms dealer' of Gigabit Ethernet copper interfaces

Euro 3G's License Lunacies
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/29/2003

2003 ends on a bum note (pfarrrp!) for Europe's 3G industry

2003 Top Ten: Startup Flameouts
News Analysis | 12/29/2003

Here's our list of the most spectacular and prominent venture-capital money-burning machines of 2003

Top Ten Quotes of 2003
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/26/2003

You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll stroke your chin and go 'hmmmm' with Unstrung's best quotes from 2003

Packets Key to Capex Comeback
News Analysis | 12/26/2003

Capital spending has actually crept up in the last few quarters, as packets and multiservice Sonet come in vogue

AT&T Freezes Pay
News Analysis | 12/26/2003

Roughly half of AT&T's workforce will not receive a pay increase until April 2005

2003 Top Ten: Technology Trends
News Analysis | 12/26/2003

Technology is hot again. Is the future upon us?

Unstrung's Animal Crackers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/25/2003

Sometimes a pet is just for Christmas...

2003 Top Ten: Photos
Slide Shows | 12/25/2003

Our favorite snapshots of 2003: some you've seen before and some you wish you hadn't

Top Ten Scoops of 2003
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/24/2003

These little nuggets were the best and the brightest in news for Unstrung in 2003

Skype Rings Jingle Bells
News Analysis | 12/24/2003

Releases latest version of Skype; and its customer base is still exploding

2003 Top Ten: Holiday Songs
News Analysis | 12/24/2003

What tunes are on the playlists at telecom Xmas parties this year? We listened in, and, er, made up some stuff

2003 Top Ten: Monkey Business
News Analysis | 12/24/2003

They grunt! They growl! The rattle the bars on their cages!

IMMI Switches Strategy
News Analysis | 12/24/2003

It teetered on the brink of success with Cisco, but now the startup has stopped making all-optical switches

PCTEL and Intel Agree to Agree
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/23/2003

'Soft AP' vendor signs $14.5M patent deal with silicon sumo Intel to avoid future unpleasantness

Carriers Fail to Bill 'Billions'
News Analysis | 12/23/2003

Report blames poor back-office systems for revenue 'leakage' of as much as $137 billion

Iraq Preps for GSM Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/23/2003

Ministry hails contract signings this week as proof of fair play in license awards

2003 Top Ten: Services Stories
News Analysis | 12/23/2003

The world may be cuckoo for VOIP, but there's more to the services sector than a dodgy voice line

40 Gig Finds Friends
News Analysis | 12/23/2003

Subsystem startups CoreOptics and StrataLight have won more funding, suggesting 40 Gig lives

Chinese Security Snafu Looms
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/22/2003

'Don't worry, get WAPI' say the Mandarins. 'How so?' respond 802.11 vendors, users

Verizon Doubles FTTP Supply List
News Analysis | 12/22/2003

A nice bonus for winning vendors, but analysts say the list will undoubtedly change during the buildout

NetScaler Helps Solucient Save Servers
News Analysis | 12/22/2003

Solucient ditches F5 after inherited NetScaler switches help it speed data-center traffic, cut costs

Amdocs Buys Xacct (At Last)
News Analysis | 12/22/2003

Pays nearly $30 million for the mediation specialist, after a protracted courtship

Christmas Capex Cheer?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/22/2003

Unstrung Insider sees signs of capex stabilization, as revenues and profits rise

Report Outlines DSL Chip Advances
News Analysis | 12/22/2003

Light Reading product survey shows how new developments will boost bandwidths, cut carrier costs

2003 Top Ten: Words of Wisdom
News Analysis | 12/22/2003

Amusing, annoying, uplifting... Light Reading's top picks from our Quote of the Week feature

Moto: Buy or Rent?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/19/2003

Analysts see acquisition or licensing as potential ways for Motorola's semicon spinoff to enter the 802.11 market

Verizon 1, Recording Biz 0
News Analysis | 12/19/2003

Service providers, for now, don't have to reveal customer information to record companies

Court Lets KaZaa off the Hook
News Analysis | 12/19/2003

Dutch court rules that software maker cannot be held liable for music copyright infringement

BT Gets Tough With Suppliers
News Analysis | 12/19/2003

Sets challenging resiliency target for converged backbone, lays down the law on ethics

Calient Bags $20M More
News Analysis | 12/19/2003

As the switch and subsystems maker lives another day, its strategic investors step back

Tunables Dig 10-Gig
News Analysis | 12/19/2003

Tunable lasers might finally have their day, as transponder vendors prep tunable 300-pin MSA modules

Aruba's New Air Style
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2003

Aruba updates switch software with more security and RF features and a simpler user interface

Qwest Scrapes Up Allegiance
News Analysis | 12/18/2003

Buys bankrupt facilities-based telco to expand into new markets

STM Buys Synad for $55M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/18/2003

French giant makes long awaited entry into the 802.11 market with the acquisition of a startup

Chip Startup Claims NTT Coup
News Analysis | 12/18/2003

Passave says it'll supply chips to the mystery winners of NTT's Ethernet PON RFP

Carrier Capex Set for 2004 Rebound
News Analysis | 12/18/2003

Whoopee! Carrier spending in Asia/Pac, Europe, and N. America set to rise after a few dismal years

West Looks East ...
News Analysis | 12/18/2003

Coriolis and Salira announce reseller business in Asia this week as smart technology follows brisk carrier spending

...and East Looks West
News Analysis | 12/18/2003

China's Huawei is gearing up to become a bigger player in Europe and North America

Redback's Ready to Rise Again
News Analysis | 12/17/2003

Company closes in on funding, gets ready to exit Chapter 11, and could be in talks to combine with ECI Telecom

Poll Explores Offshoring Gains
News Analysis | 12/17/2003

U.S. companies using cheap, overseas labor will only see short term benefits, according to a Light Reading poll

Security Players Catch M&A Bug
News Analysis | 12/17/2003

Check Point and VeriSign splash out, while SSL vendors make hay and ramp up their offerings

Intel's WiMax Drive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/17/2003

Intel sticks to announced 802.16a launch schedule but says it will be first with standard 'WiMax' wireless MAN chips

Carriers Resist VOIP Peering
News Analysis | 12/17/2003

Technology is available to enable VOIP peering but carriers are unclear of the business opportunities

Valley Wonk: Lessons of the 3D Wars
Column | 12/17/2003

Can telecom startups learn anything from the 3D chip market?

Hotspots Get Bizzy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/17/2003

All the hotspot news you can eat in a tasty wrap

Concord Locks $86M War Chest
News Analysis | 12/17/2003

OSS firm raises cash for acquisitions and is shopping in the IP network fault management sector

Trapeze Makes Connection
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2003

Switch Startup will offer native support of SpectraLink's 802.11 QOS in its software for voice-hungry customers

Cisco Big Bolts for Startup
News Analysis | 12/16/2003

Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun, has resigned from Cisco, possibly to go to a storage startup

SBC Picks Alcatel for FTTP
News Analysis | 12/16/2003

In the big incumbent beauty contest, Alcatel gets the prize for 'Miss Congeniality'

Marconi Buys Crescent Assets
News Analysis | 12/16/2003

The remains of the edge router startup could make it less reliant on its OEM deal with Laurel

Extreme Expects Revenue Dip
News Analysis | 12/16/2003

Stock tanks as Ethernet player anticipates slack revenues for Q2, but sees New Year uptick UPDATED 10AM

WLANs Target Final Frontier
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2003

NASA finds a use for Tropos's 802.11 mesh technology... on Mars

Sprint Details $365M in Charges
News Analysis | 12/16/2003

Sprint sticks to guidance as it outlines several million dollars in charges against its Q4 earnings

Sprint Details $365M in Charges
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/16/2003

Sprint sticks to guidance as it outlines several million dollars in charges against its Q4 earnings

Ciena Seeks R-E-S-P-E-C-T
News Analysis | 12/15/2003

Ciena has a smart vision, but bumpy margins and bad visibility have tested Wall Street's patience

Sonus Takes Session Control
News Analysis | 12/15/2003

Announces border control features for its softswitch

Keeeeeeeerash!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2003

Cymbal - er... Symbol will debut a brand new wireless switch in Q1 2004

Security No Problem for 802.11
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/15/2003

There’s no reason to run an insecure wireless LAN, say experts on Unstrung’s 802.11 security and management Webinar

Utilities Key to Euro FTTH
News Analysis | 12/15/2003

Utilities and municipal players are the ones that will extend fiber to European homes, says a Yankee report

Hardbottle Dreaming
News Analysis | 12/15/2003

If John Chambers were a hobbit, what would he be called?

Headcount: Company Makeover
News Analysis | 12/15/2003

Big carriers cut back, Valo vets get jobs, Photuris trolls for partners, and much more

Telecom Dominates Nasdaq Shakeup
News Analysis | 12/12/2003

Level 3's in and Ciena is out as the Nasdaq 100 shakes it all about. Bad news for ADC and Ericsson too

Rambus Buys Velio's Serial Biz
News Analysis | 12/12/2003

Startup will continue building its own chips, but its I/O technology will be in Rambus's hands

WBA's Hotspot Hiccups?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/12/2003

Interoperability issues set to hamper hotspot plans

Euro GlobalX Boss: No Price War
News Analysis | 12/12/2003

Global Crossing isn't going to start a price war as it emerges from Chapter 11, says European director

Can Broadband Save the Day?
News Analysis | 12/12/2003

Broadband is growing as a share of telecom revenues in Korea. Is this a vision of the future?

Ex-WorldCom Chief Sidgmore Dies
News Analysis | 12/12/2003

Internet backbone expert and former WorldCom CEO John Sidgmore, 52, dies suddenly of kidney failure

Airespace Gets Remote
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2003

Wireless LAN switch startup tweaks access points for branch office applications

SIP Gets SIMPLE
News Analysis | 12/11/2003

Protocol is being enhanced with security and presence features to make life easier for IM users

Ciena Dampens Outlook Hopes
News Analysis | 12/11/2003

Hopes fade for improved guidance from big contract wins, as Ciena announces reduced losses

Ericsson Aims for Broader Base
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/11/2003

Vendor targets near full dualmode functionality across competing 3G kit

AT&T to Launch Residential VOIP
News Analysis | 12/11/2003

CEO Dorman to flesh out 2004 VOIP strategy at CSFB Media and Telecom Conference

China's in the Chips
News Analysis | 12/11/2003

Semiconductor design finding its way into China, but the transition won't wipe out US jobs... yet

BT Gets Aggressive With VOIP
News Analysis | 12/11/2003

Will target consumer broadband customers of its cable rivals with a VOIP offering, but the move could backfire

Agilent Gets Jittery With It
News Analysis | 12/10/2003

Launches a jitter analysis tester to help prolong the life of old network gear

Nextel Gets Flashier With Flarion
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/10/2003

US carrier reveals details of high-profile Flash-OFDM project while Flarion is mum

Cisco's Billion Dollar Plays
News Analysis | 12/10/2003

CEO John Chambers describes the potential of six key technology markets - and has a word or two for Juniper

Study Says VOIP Traffic Growth Slowing
News Analysis | 12/10/2003

Telegeography report says it's still growing but has tailed off dramatically from last year

Cisco Beefs Up Edge & Core Routers
News Analysis | 12/10/2003

Cisco adds the 7600 edge router, while the 12000 series gets stretched at the high and low ends

Shocking Results in LR's SSL VPN Test
News Analysis | 12/10/2003

Light Reading's monster test of eight SSL-based VPN gateways finds (gasp!) that they all work!

Perception Is Everything
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2003

Groundbreaking survey from Heavy Reading finds corporate users bullish on WLAN but fearful on security issues

Riverstone Founders Resign
News Analysis | 12/9/2003

Riverstone's new CEO completes sweep of the management and the board of directors

Merrimac Move Hints at End of ISPs
News Analysis | 12/9/2003

Dodging the FCC hammer, Merrimac is taking the plunge and becoming a CLEC, a trend analysts expect to grow

Azanda Moves On
News Analysis | 12/9/2003

$10M infusion will go towards developing something beyond plain traffic manager chips, execs say

ConEd Adds ADVA
News Analysis | 12/9/2003

ADVA's got some new features -- and a new customer -- for its FSP 3000 Metro DWDM platform

Nokia Plans VOWLAN Move
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/9/2003

Industry event sparks speculation over a move into the voice-over-wireless-LAN handset market

Time Warner Delivers Phone Service
News Analysis | 12/9/2003

Cable company teams with MCI and Sprint to roll out nationwide VOIP

Proxim Repeats Itself
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2003

Enterprise vendor takes a leaf from the cellular book with WLAN 'repeater' software

Xilinx Reshapes FPGAs
News Analysis | 12/8/2003

Its 2004 models will sport columns of prefab circuits, possibly making life easier for chip designers

VPN Player Collects Cash
News Analysis | 12/8/2003

Apax leads £15M round for Nexagent, which promises the industry seamless VPNs across multiple networks

C&W Sells US Albatross
News Analysis | 12/8/2003

C&W's US domestic business goes into Chapter 11 as it finds a buyer for its decimated hosting empire

Future Ethernet Standards Unveiled
News Analysis | 12/8/2003

Service definitions and Ethernet access technologies outlined at Light Reading's Asia/Pacific Roadshow

EDGE Teeters on Brink
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/8/2003

Unstrung poll reveals mixed opinion on chances of EDGE success

Turin, UTStarcom Team Up
News Analysis | 12/8/2003

New OEM deal with UTStarcom has given the startup several new customers

Deutsche Telekom Tackles Ethernet
News Analysis | 12/8/2003

German carrier seems the latest to include metro Ethernet in its next-gen plans; trialing Atrica gear

Smart Antennas Draw a Crowd
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2003

Startups are pouring into this space, saying increased range is just what 802.11 needs

Hotspots Open Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/5/2003

New names in roaming alliance set to boost hotspot interoperability among carriers

Use Our Optics, or Else!
News Analysis | 12/5/2003

Sources say Cisco and Extreme are nixing mix-and-match optical modules. The result? Customers pay more

More Tossing at Global Crossing
News Analysis | 12/5/2003

STT gives a further financial fillip, and a former Global Crossing employee faces jail time for threats

KPN Gets Trendy
News Analysis | 12/5/2003

Dutch telco at heart of two key Euro trends – interest in Eastern Europe, and reduced mobile termination fees

Survey Puts Telecom Tops in Productivity
News Analysis | 12/5/2003

Telecom staff are the most productive in the world, putting the food and beverage sector to shame

Headcount: Viva Lost Wages
News Analysis | 12/4/2003

Corning closes plants, Alcatel chops US jobs, and Gluon CFO says, 'See ya!'

VOIP Stocks: How High?
News Analysis | 12/4/2003

Shares of VOIP company have momentum and interest, but plenty of folks are skeptical

Enterasys Has a Switch Pitch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2003

Incumbent Ethernet vendor readies assault on wireless LAN switch market

Bluesocket's Big Beast
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/4/2003

Wireless LAN vendor ships core network gateway and strikes double partnership deals

Alcatel Prunes Jobs
News Analysis | 12/4/2003

Plano and Ottawa bear the brunt of losses, as 870 more jobs are cut this week

It's Christmas Time at Lucent
News Analysis | 12/4/2003

CEO Pat Russo pulls in a $3M bonus as four other senior execs pick up $1M-plus

The Money's on MSPPs
News Analysis | 12/3/2003

Multiservice Sonet is the key battleground for telecom equipment players such as Alcatel, Nortel, and Cisco UPDATED 12/12/03

Ixia Gets an App-titude
News Analysis | 12/3/2003

Launches IxChariot to monitor and prioritize application traffic across networks UPDATED 12/8 12:30PM

Hotspot Pricing Sucks, Says CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2003

Europe's showing worrying signs of repeating the tariff mistakes made in the US, says WiFi evangelist

Nortel Blitzes Euro 3G Rivals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2003

Looks like it's won high-profile Vodafone UK deal, beating out the Euro vendors

CSR Dismisses IPO Talk
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/3/2003

Bluetooth startup denies reports of public offering before year's end

MCI Europe's Slippery Strategy
News Analysis | 12/3/2003

A reformatted MCI looks to capture the 'slippery eel' (ewww) of Europe's small and medium business market

Hype Is Back
Column | 12/3/2003

Hype is Back – R. Scott Raynovich

Sycamore Sneaking Into Sprint?
News Analysis | 12/2/2003

Sources say Sycamore is beating Ciena and Nortel in consideration for Sprint's core switching RFP

Radware's 3-Gig Lock Box
News Analysis | 12/2/2003

Application switching company plunges into security appliance market with an intrusion detection system

Santur Tunes In $10M
News Analysis | 12/2/2003

The startup says tunable lasers are on the verge of acceptance, and they really mean it this time

Europe's VOIP Scene Is Hot
News Analysis | 12/2/2003

Forget the Riviera: The parties are on the VOIP network, says ITXC executive

Nokia's CDMA Shopping List
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2003

Analysts flag smaller CDMA network players as possible acquisition targets for the Finnish behemoth

Betsy Does a Bunk From AT&T
News Analysis | 12/2/2003

After 18 years, prez Betsy Bernard resigns amid continued shrinking consumer and long-distance revenues

Legra's Quids In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/2/2003

Wireless LAN switch startup to boost sales and marketing efforts with $12M cash injection

Broadband Growth Is Brisk
News Analysis | 12/1/2003

With so much riding on DSL, does this mean incumbents aren't likely to get as excited about FTTP?

FCC's Powell: Let VOIP Be
News Analysis | 12/1/2003

First VOIP meeting in DC turns into industry soapbox, and so far the regulators are looking for a 'light touch'

Accelerant Goes Binary
News Analysis | 12/1/2003

The chip startup introduces a binary backplane product for those that can't deal with weird PAM4 signaling

Telenor Fattens Stake in Golden
News Analysis | 12/1/2003

Norway's incumbent operator takes a slice of Russia's Golden Telecom, but won't say if it's hungry for more

Powerwave's Swedish Meatball
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2003

US vendor beefs up market control by acquiring LGP Allgon, a European basestation company

ReefEdge Makes Switch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 12/1/2003

Convergence ahoy! Appliance maker proffers new take on WLAN switching

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