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MPLS Vendors Demo Fast Reroute
News Analysis | 10/31/2002

Cisco, Avici, and Juniper join forces to demonstrate that MPLS Fast Reroute is for real

Report: DSL Is Profitable
News Analysis | 10/31/2002

A research report out this month claims DSL services are both profitable and essential for carriers

Lucent on SEC: 'Nothing New'
News Analysis | 10/31/2002

Lucent says USA Today's report that the SEC may file charges is old business

ADVA Holds Its Own
News Analysis | 10/31/2002

ADVA's reseller strategy appears to be working, as it announces three customers this week

PMC Targets Enterprise Ethernet
News Analysis | 10/31/2002

It's got a piece of 10-Gbit/s Ethernet territory, moving it closer to players like Broadcom and Marvell

Radioframe's Euro Duality
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2002

Startup Radioframe says it has a European customer for its dualmode wireless WAN/LAN in-building system

The Abbott Habit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/30/2002

Maybe Symbol will try to dip into the Cisco talent pool again... or maybe they won't

Lucent Chops TMX 880
News Analysis | 10/30/2002

Some say Lucent's turned into a giant chop shop. But the company insists it's just picking its spots

Alcatel and FT: Vive la France!
News Analysis | 10/30/2002

Alcatel's upbeat Q4 prognosis follows better-than-terrible France Telecom report, raising investor hopes

Cisco 'Realigns' Optical Unit
News Analysis | 10/30/2002

People have been shuffled -- but products, headcount, and direction pretty much stay the same, Cisco says

VPN Security: A Soft Spot?
News Analysis | 10/30/2002

Engineers sound off on how to deal with Layer 3 security concerns

Riverstone Wins Over Spanish PTT
News Analysis | 10/30/2002

Telefónica de España has chosen Riverstone to help build its metro Ethernet network and deliver Layer 2 MPLS VPNs

Nortel: It's Enterprise VOIP!
News Analysis | 10/29/2002

Nortel announced a string of enhanced IP telephony products today, cranking up the VOIP message

Cisco Intends to Close Swedish Plant
News Analysis | 10/29/2002

Cisco's metro DWDM factory in Sweden -- originally Qeyton Systems -- is dörene lukkes

Dell to Shake Up PDAs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/29/2002

Gartner says Dell entry into PDA market will kill off the weak and strengthen Microsoft's hand

Carrier Tech Architects Pipe Up
News Analysis | 10/29/2002

Finally, straight from the horse's mouth: Carriers talk about what they're looking for from vendors

Multiservice Cisco
Column | 10/29/2002

Multiservice Cisco
— R. Scott Raynovich

CoSine's Quest for Cash
News Analysis | 10/28/2002

CoSine has been adding to its customer list, so why are its revenues still around $5 million a quarter?

Microsoft at Mobile Crossroads
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/28/2002

Microsoft's making headway in mobile through partnerships rather than products, says a Wireless Oracle report

Net.com Targets Low-End VOIP
News Analysis | 10/28/2002

Launches easy-to-use VOIP gateway for small operators in the international reseller market

Unlimited Surfing Claim All Wet
LR Mobile Column | 10/25/2002

Orange's claim that SPV users have unlimited data access is discredited by 'fair usage policy' in customer contract

Can FSO Go the Distance?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/25/2002

Free-space optics is now a viable option for backhaul over distances of 2 km to 3 km, says specialist startup

Cisco, Sycamore Circling Lucent's ATM
News Analysis | 10/25/2002

Lucent wants to sell its ATM product line for upwards of $600M, and Cisco and Sycamore may be interested

Carriers Reap Mixed Harvest
News Analysis | 10/25/2002

Earnings season shows carriers beginning to stabilize earnings, but there's still no sign of new project spending

Search Engines Face Software Challenge
News Analysis | 10/25/2002

A passel of startups say their algorithms can steal a slice of the search engine semiconductor market

Lantern Changes Its Bulb
News Analysis | 10/24/2002

Lantern has selected a CEO with RBOC connections. Is that enough for survival?

Fortinet Goes Gigabit
News Analysis | 10/24/2002

Fortinet readies a gigabit hardware-based firewall and antivirus product

Foundry Bucks the Trend
News Analysis | 10/24/2002

Foundry's new focus on enterprise switching pays dividends; stock pops after Q3 profits, improved fundamentals

Real Estate Nightmare
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

One of the worst bets networking companies made during the bubble may have been on bricks and mortar

Avici Drums Up Another Customer
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

The day before it announces Q3 earnings, Avici announces a customer win. Will it perk up investors?

Tau Touts Cheap Switch Fabric
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Says it's broken a price barrier that's held back widespread use of off-the-shelf packet switch chips

Unlimited Surfing Claim All Wet
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Orange's claim that SPV users have unlimited data access discredited by 'fair usage policy' in customer contract

Lucent Clarifies Product Strategy
News Analysis | 10/23/2002

Lucent's pumping services and mobility, but cutting funds in some other areas

Orange Uncovers Its SPV
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2002

That's the world's first handset using Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 operating system, and not a nasty disease

Optical Oracle: Firewalls of the Future
News Analysis | 10/22/2002

Monster firewalls with high-speed throughput and integrated security features are taking shape

Startups Make More Cuts
News Analysis | 10/22/2002

As the telecom industry sinks deeper into trouble, AcceLight, Allegro, and DigiLens trim their workforces

Symbol's Cisco Snatch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/22/2002

Symbol entices another top Cisco exec away with promises of life in the wireless fastlane of Holtsville, N.Y

Sprint's Data Happy Meal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Sprint lights a fire under data pricing in the US with an offer designed to encourage consumers to sample PCS Vision

Phone, Camera, Action!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Nokia 7650 trumps the Palms and iPaqs of this world, as Microsoft looms large in the device OS space

WaveSmith Gets $30M, Signs With Ciena
News Analysis | 10/21/2002

Deal mirrors an earlier one between Ciena and Équipe and could help WaveSmith sell to incumbent carriers

Crescent is Waning
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Edge routing startup Crescent lays off two thirds of its staff and announces product test results

Feathers Ruffled at Orange
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Operator in a flap over news leak

Ericsson Puts on Brave Face
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Losses get larger, market gets smaller, but that's not enough to throw optimistic senior execs

Nokia Gets EDGEy
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/18/2002

Handsets this year? Have we heard that before?

Lucent Proposes Reverse Stock Split
News Analysis | 10/18/2002

As its stock continues to trade below $1, Lucent looks for a way to remain on the NYSE

AFC Chomps on Competitors
News Analysis | 10/17/2002

The access market is stagnant, but AFC still increases revenues by 8 percent

Openwave: J2ME Too!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Openwave's increased focus on Java may help it make more money on its browser software

Nokia's Q3 Sunshine
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Nokia's Q3 gives a little burst of sunshine to a gloomy wireless industry

GSM Body Gets Makeover
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Operators' association to create new board from senior carrier executives in effort to promote standards, avoid foul-ups

Huawei Is Dear to Agere
News Analysis | 10/17/2002

A new contract deepens Agere's relationship with superpower Huawei

In Search of... Enterprise Rebound
News Analysis | 10/17/2002

Revenue at Extreme and Cisco is down, but Foundry’s is on the rise. What gives in enterprise switching?

Wave Services: Is Growth for Real?
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

A flurry of announcements hints at an uptick in sales of wavelength services. Are we seeing a serious trend?

IPWireless Does Mobile 3-Step
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2002

IPWireless updates software to enable Euro-roaming as well as surfin' and speedin' through Las Vegas

MPLS Fast Reroute Gains Momentum
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Riverstone is the latest routing vendor to announce support for Fast Reroute technology

Intel Moves on Security
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Is Intel looking to corner the security-processor market with its IXP2850?

Vodafone Lays One Hand on SFR
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Has it finally captured prized French asset SFR? Potential deal worth up to €13B, but Vivendi could intervene

Moto: Black Numbers, Black Outlook
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Motorola has pushed itself into profit but doesn't much fancy market conditions in the near future

A Tale of Two Lightchips
News Analysis | 10/16/2002

Lightchip's assets are split up and sold to Confluent Photonics and Digital Lightwave

Cisco Chills on Acquisitions
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

Senior VP Mike Volpi says Cisco is wooing the big guns of incumbent carriers instead

Sarvega Accelerates XML
News Analysis | 10/15/2002

Sarvega is one of several startups offering hardware-based XML acceleration. Will it catch on?

WorldCom Outage Only the Start
News Analysis | 10/14/2002

The massive outage on the UUNet backbone signals a trend of service degradation in telecom, observers say

GMPLS Demo: Missing the Point?
News Analysis | 10/14/2002

Seven vendors are touting the world's first GMPLS multivendor interoperability demo. Should you care?

Marconi Bags Wireless Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/14/2002

Struggling vendor trumpets supply agreement with mmO2 but disowns the rather pleasant valuation of $150 million

Lucent to Cut Headcount, Products
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Up to 10,000 jobs will be cut in ongoing restructuring that could mean curtains for some products

Juniper's Good News Fails to Impress
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

Bags BellSouth as a customer, makes its quarterly numbers, but analysts still aren't happy

Transmode Makes a Little Go a Long Way
News Analysis | 10/11/2002

The CWDM systems startup has raised an extra $8M, says that's all it needs to compete with metro DWDM

Juniper/Cisco Duke It Out Over MPLS
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Juniper and Cisco propose different methods for signaling in emerging MPLS networks

Top 25 Update: Part Deux
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Yes, it's the sequel to yesterday's hardware Top 5 review as we shuffle and fumble with our other categories

More Monkey Bidness
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

You may already be a winner!

A Double Dose of IP QOS
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Light Reading's latest report provides a primer on IP QOS - just in time for today's Webinar on QOS chips

Redback Sees Rebound
News Analysis | 10/10/2002

Says its big drop in Q3 revenues is an anomaly; revenues will return to 'above $30M' next quarter UPDATED NOON

Springtide Ebbing Away?
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Lucent's Springtide wireless router may be for the chop; could a Cisco partnership fill the GGSN hole?

Springtide Ebbing Away?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Lucent's Springtide wireless router may be for the chop, according to analysts; could a Cisco partnership fill the GGSN hole?

MPLS vs ATM? Vendors Weigh In
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Equipment vendors say they know what incumbent carriers want when it comes to deploying MPLS or ATM

Optical Oracle's Bottom Feeders
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

Optical Oracle looks at who will (and won't) be likely to prosper during the telecom turnaround

Atrica Plugs Into France Telecom
News Analysis | 10/9/2002

After nearly a year in trials, the optical Ethernet startup's bagged a key European customer. What's next?

Top 25 Update: Hardware Heroes
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/9/2002

IPWireless and WaterCove are new entries in the hardware Top 5 section, but who will have to give way?

Microsoft's Mobile Maneuvers
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Microsoft's wireless phoney war continues, but it'll be next year before the shooting really starts...

Softswitches Head for a Shakeout
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

The market for next-gen voice networks is so soft that vendors are going to get squeezed, say analysts

Netrake Puts an Edge on VOIP
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Netrake details its new edge box, which helps carriers get into the VOIP game

MPLS Fast Reroute Gets a Boost
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

A new Cisco tool provides aims to beef up MPLS Fast Reroute, an alternative to Sonet protection

Messengers Arrange Marriage
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Bludgeoned by Ericsson and Nokia, messaging specialists talk of merger

Fashion v Fun
LR Mobile Column | 10/8/2002

If you’re a mobile data skeptic, maybe you should get out more and have some fun

Motorola Fires Up 3G Production
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Better late than never: Mass production of dualmode 3G handsets finally kicks off in Germany

Switching Silicon Goes Scaleable
News Analysis | 10/8/2002

Startup Dune Network says its distributed switch fabric can extend the working life of routers and switches

Secretive Seranoa Scores $15.75M
News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Seranoa Networks says its box shaves 75 percent off WAN router costs. What's its secret?

Flarion Cookin' Up Seoul Food
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Major CDMA operator SK Telecom sends a signal that alternate wireless data strategies are under serious consideration

Redback Limps Into Genuity
News Analysis | 10/7/2002

Beleaguered equipment maker notches an edge router win, but is it enough?

Who Broke WorldCom's Backbone?
News Analysis | 10/4/2002

WorldCom's outage is blamed on a software glitch, but the company isn't saying whether it was Cisco or Juniper

Cisco-Backed CTC Is Bankrupt
News Analysis | 10/4/2002

CTC Communications files for bankruptcy protection and leaves Cisco on the hook for $57.9M

Cisco's Virtual WiFi Offer
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/4/2002

Enables virtual LAN capabilities for access-point owners and brings 802.11a kit to Europe

Next-Gen Sonet Growing, Report Says
News Analysis | 10/4/2002

Products designed to replace Sonet ADMs in metro transport networks are on the upswing, says IDC

Lucent Optical Boss Leaves
News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Tim Sullivan is out the door, and another round of layoffs is underway. More product may be on the block

Hawkish on Telecom
Column | 10/3/2002

Hawkish on Telecom
— R. Scott Raynovich

Elata Lines Up Further Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Services delivery specialist set to add to Hutchison account, adds device recognition capability to platform

Not Russian Into a Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/3/2002

Is DT 'Stalin' for time? Analysts think it unlikely the carrier will pawn its cash-generating E. European assets

NEC Invests in Operators
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/2/2002

Puts its money where its handsets are by investing in Hutchison 3G HK just as NTT DoCoMo writes down its stake in UK business

Cisco: We're in RBOC 'Lovefests'
News Analysis | 10/2/2002

The company is close to announcing some big RBOC contracts, but analysts still fret over enterprise spending

Tellabs Trumpets Osmine
News Analysis | 10/2/2002

Some may grumble over Osmine, but Tellabs says it's key to RBOC sales **UPDATED 10/2 6 PM**

First-Mile Ethernet Camps Dig In
News Analysis | 10/2/2002

ADSL vendors turn the other way as potential RBOC customers tell them what they want from first-mile Ethernet

Actelis Heats Up the Copper
News Analysis | 10/1/2002

Actelis says it has the goods to aggregate copper pairs to deliver up to 50 Mbit/s. Will service providers care?

Siemens/Motorola: Swap or Sale?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 10/1/2002

Siemens may trade its handset biz for Motorola's wireless networks empire. Or could a straight sale be in the cards?

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