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Terapulse Aims to Pummel PMD
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 2/28/2003

Two-year old subsystems startup has raised $20 million; will be touting its PMD gadget at OFC

Tenor Goes Silent
News Analysis | 2/28/2003

MPLS switchmaker Tenor Networks is the latest startup to shut its doors

France Telecom Jabbers on IM
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/28/2003

French developers look to break the AOL and MSN instant messaging ‘duopoly’ with a multi-standard IM server

Cogent Munches Midwestern ISP
News Analysis | 2/28/2003

How does a Midwest private-line supplier fit Cogent's plan?

Pssst! Want a Used Base Station?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/28/2003

Trade in second-hand mobile network kit grows as operators cash in on redundant stock

Credit Union Erects Wireless SAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/27/2003

Canadian firm's offbeat solution allows it to replicate between two sites wirelessly, saving up to $70K in monthly telco fees

Lehman: Worst Over for LU and NT
News Analysis | 2/27/2003

Lehman's Steve Levy sees light at the end of the tunnel for both suffering vendors, Nortel emerging first

Redback's Arnold Included in SEC Suit
News Analysis | 2/27/2003

Top Redback executive is at the center of the SEC's civil suit against Qwest executives

Lucent to Settle With SEC
News Analysis | 2/27/2003

An agreement is pending that will close the books on the SEC's investigation of Lucent

Ciena Looks to Mine With Osmine
News Analysis | 2/26/2003

Now that they've got the blessing of Telcordia, Ciena's CoreDirector switch can be considered by RBOCs

Will RBOCs Spend More on Broadband?
News Analysis | 2/26/2003

The FCC may have ruled to give the Bells radical regulatory relief on broadband, but when will it pay off?

IPv6 Routers Get a Run-Through
News Analysis | 2/26/2003

A new report outlines results of IPv6 interoperability and performance test in China

IPv6 Routers Get Tested
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/26/2003

A new report outlines results of IPv6 interoperability and performance test in China

Optical Gear Rising, Report Says
News Analysis | 2/26/2003

Infonetics says optical gear sales are on a muted upswing. Can this really be 'the turn'?

Wireless Nets Suck, Says Expert
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/25/2003

And the folk who pay for poor data services need therapy, according to a network monitoring expert called Rice

Cisco VP Gets Cool Reception
News Analysis | 2/25/2003

One of Cisco's top financial specialists spoke to investors today, dampening hopes for dividends and profit growth

Photuris Gets New CEO and $40M
News Analysis | 2/24/2003

Metro equipment startup says it is making inroads with ILECs and will book revenues late this year

Equant Does DSL
News Analysis | 2/24/2003

Equant is hoping to woo multinational corporations with a new DSL-and-VPN offering

Marvell Joins 802.11g Throng
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2003

Chipset vendor announces availability of 802.11g silicon that can be adapted as emerging standard evolves

Headcount: Good News, Bad News
News Analysis | 2/24/2003

Photuris gets a new CEO, ECI reveals its headcount, AirFiber shuts down, Agilent to axe 4,000

Cisco Bolsters Its WLAN Hand
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/24/2003

Clinches deals with chipmakers that could make its proprietary add-ons de facto standards for 802.11 equipment

CyOptics Snaps Up Cenix Shards
News Analysis | 2/24/2003

Khosla's optical component manufacturing startup gets sold to Cyoptics for scrap, probably at bargain prices

Force10 Rakes In $41M
News Analysis | 2/21/2003

Force10 gets some more cash to build its 10-Gig Ethernet equipment business and ramp up manufacturing

Corvis Deletes Message Poster
News Analysis | 2/21/2003

'Optical_guy' ran afoul of his bosses at Corvis with his posts on Light Reading, and it cost him his job

Startup Workers Bemoan AMT
News Analysis | 2/21/2003

It's not just at public companies: Employees of startups have also been hit with the AMT and other tax woes

Public Access BlackSpots?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/21/2003

Integrating WLAN hotspots with GSM/GPRS networks creates a scary security loophole, says Schlumberger

Is IMP an Instant Money Plan?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2003

More than 30 platform vendors are targeting a multi-billion dollar market, according to the latest Wireless Oracle

Motorola Blows Hard on Euro 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2003

It's certainly talking the [trash] talk, but analysts aren't impressed

Powell Loses FCC Vote
News Analysis | 2/20/2003

The RBOCs sink after FCC vote to hand most of the decision making on how to scale back UNE-P to the states UPDATED 3PM

Siemens Prepares for China Deal
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/20/2003

German vendor is bullish on prospects for contract awards from its joint venture developments in China

Ciena: 'Flat to Up'
News Analysis | 2/20/2003

Small sequential growth and 'flat to up' projections for the next quarter... but still bleeding cash

Mass Genuity Shutdown Cleared
News Analysis | 2/20/2003

The debtors of Genuity have court approval to discontinue over 300 contracts held by the carrier

Report Vaunts VOIP
News Analysis | 2/20/2003

Sage Research says IP telephony is living up to expectations of cost cutting and increased productivity

Russo Rules at Lucent
News Analysis | 2/19/2003

Pat Russo takes the chair at Lucent. Henry Schacht is gone. The stock may reverse split. Have things changed?

Lucent Faces UMTS Crunch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2003

Telefónica Móviles trial comes to a head in the next two months with real enterprise users

Juniper's J20 Is Jumping
News Analysis | 2/19/2003

Juniper says that 25 carriers have bought the J20 GGSN since it was launched one year ago

Juniper's J20 Is Jumping
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/19/2003

Juniper says that 25 carriers have bought the J20 GGSN since it was launched one year ago

Cisco's Serious About IDS
News Analysis | 2/18/2003

Pitches another line of security offerings, with an emphasis on intrusion detection and protection

Nokia Claims Intelligence
News Analysis | 2/18/2003

Observers skeptical

Tellabs Ships Metro Crossconnect
News Analysis | 2/18/2003

6350 box has already attracted seven customers, and some 30 units are being shipped, says the company

Nokia Claims Intelligence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2003

Observers skeptical

Vendors Push Carrier Upgrades
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/18/2003

Euro equipment vendors are using a fancy new VOIP application to pursuade US GPRS operators to upgrade their networks

Packet Design Reshuffled
News Analysis | 2/18/2003

R&D shop founded by Judy Estrin goes through another metamorphosis: It spawns two new companies

Listwin Urges Industry Love-In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/17/2003

Openwave boss opens Cannes event with appeal for cooperation… and the obligatory product plug

Nortel Targets Carrier VOIP Migration
News Analysis | 2/17/2003

The large incumbent and competitors push circuit-to-packet appeal with new VOIP products and services

Will S.Lo Show at Aruba?
News Analysis | 2/14/2003

Unstrung's tracking developments at Aruba, which is looking for star power in a CEO... maybe Selina Lo?

Juniper Recaptures Market Share
News Analysis | 2/13/2003

New research says it gained share in the core router market for the first time in almost two years

Alcatel Takes a Fling at a Ring
News Analysis | 2/13/2003

Its collaboration with Native Networks gives it a metro Ethernet ring based on MPLS, not RPR

Intel Wants to Eat TI's Lunch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2003

Intel makes bold entrance into phone chip market: Be afraid, TI, be very afraid...

802.11 WLAN Shipments Double
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/13/2003

Cisco takes No. 1 spot, but there's more to these numbers than meets the eye

Report Talks Up Secure VPN Prospects
News Analysis | 2/13/2003

Infonetics says N. American carrier spending on network-based secure VPN products will almost triple by 2007

WLAN Switch Shakeout Looms?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/12/2003

It may be a tough ride for a gang of switch startups looking to make it in the enterprise WLAN world

Global Crossing Vets VOIP
News Analysis | 2/12/2003

Bankrupt carrier embraces a struggling technology: a ringing endorsement? Yes, say many

Cisco Adds to Access Arsenal
News Analysis | 2/12/2003

The 7301 is Cisco's latest router in its service provider CPE product line

Firstwave's Lost Pay
News Analysis | 2/12/2003

DWDM equipment startup has shut its HQ after complaints from employees who say they weren't paid

Tellabs: Alcatel's Silent Partner at Sprint?
News Analysis | 2/12/2003

Tellabs is sharing a metro DWDM contract award at Sprint with Alcatel. Why's it kept mum?

GFP: Good For Positioning
Column | 2/12/2003

GFP: Good For Positioning — Scott Clavenna

Procket Talk Turns Up
News Analysis | 2/11/2003

The talk of the town is that Lucent is interested in partnering with Procket. Tall tales or the right stuff?

Alcatel Wins Sprint Metro DWDM Deal
News Analysis | 2/11/2003

Alcatel's set to be Sprint's North American DWDM supplier. Ciena looks to have lost out UPDATED 2/12 10:30AM

Bandwidth9 Goes Dark
News Analysis | 2/11/2003

The tunable laser firm cuts back operations as executives scramble to save the company

Finns EDGE In
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2003

Nokia is snuffling up EDGE deals -- albeit wee ones

Siemens Plays Ball in China
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/11/2003

Splashes out on sponsorship of national soccer team in bid to score big time in tech spending stakes

Dreams of the DISA Deal
News Analysis | 2/11/2003

New $877M DOD network becomes the new focus for companies looking for government funds

MPLS Demo: Some Answers, Some MIAs
Supercomm News Analysis | 2/10/2003

Results are in from the latest MPLS interoperability demo, but where were all the vendors?

Giga-PON Ships Quietly
News Analysis | 2/10/2003

Flexlight says its gigabit PON is trialing internationally: a turning point? or just another signpost?

Silicon Access Nabs Huawei
News Analysis | 2/10/2003

Is a multisystem contract with the Chinese giant enough to guarantee the startup's survival?

Digital TV M&A Heats Up
News Analysis | 2/7/2003

Two acquisitions of digital TV technology hint at increased activity in the space

Report Disses Metro Core Marketing
News Analysis | 2/7/2003

CIR says metro core equipment vendors have poor marketing and positioning strategies

Cisco Wins Round 1 Against Huawei
News Analysis | 2/7/2003

Huawei yanks router sales in the US, but will Cisco's legal moves hurt its chances in China?

Siemens Is Shaping Up
News Analysis | 2/6/2003

Its ICN division is getting its act together on its optical networking strategy, at last

Nokia's Fast Mover
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2003

This guy is fast, but it's not the land speed record he holds

Readers Take Shots at IP VPNs
News Analysis | 2/6/2003

Industry sources emerge from the woodwork with complaints about obstacles to VPN deployment

Nokia's Fast Mover
News Analysis | 2/6/2003

This guy sure is fast, but it's not the land speed record he holds

Nokia's Fast Mover
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/6/2003

This guy is fast, but it's not the land speed record he holds

Vivace Looking at NTT, New CEO
News Analysis | 2/5/2003

NTT is interested in the product, and Alteon's former chief has manned a desk at the multiservice switch startup

Softswitch Vendor Dodges Bullet
News Analysis | 2/5/2003

Verso is about to scoop up the assets of troubled softswitch vendor Clarent, but prognosis is still grim

How Fat is the OSS Market?
News Analysis | 2/5/2003

She's so fat, when she lies around the house, she lies around the house! But seriously...

The Other Powell Preps for FCC Vote
News Analysis | 2/5/2003

FCC to vote on whether or not to dismantle UNE-P regulations next week; tension on both sides mounts

Alcatel Profits From Mobile
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/5/2003

Mobile networks division is making money, and growing, as fixed network businesses disappoint

Sprint Posts a Profit
News Analysis | 2/5/2003

Sprint posts a Q4 profit and says it will not cut total capital spending in 2003; no news on the management front

Cisco Profits Up, Outlook Down
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2003

The revenue outlook is 'flat to down' after a profitable quarter, but Chambers is bullish on storage and wireless

Cisco Profits Up, Outlook Down
News Analysis | 2/4/2003

The revenue outlook is 'flat to down' after a profitable quarter, but Chambers is bullish on storage and wireless

Atrica Closes in on Indian Deal
News Analysis | 2/4/2003

Sources say Atrica is taking its metro Ethernet solution to India, where it's close to signing with Reliance Telecom

Vivace's Vying for Customers
News Analysis | 2/4/2003

Startup switch maker seen with BellSouth; had trials with WorldCom... Has either company written a check?

PicoChip Plays 3G Cost Ace
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2003

Chipset startup says its silicon can cut 3G base station design and production by tens of millions of dollars

MANs to Go Walkabout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/4/2003

An IEEE spec will untether 802.16e networks from their fixed wireless roots -- and could spell competition for 802.11

Tropic Takes $20M, Looks to Partner
News Analysis | 2/4/2003

New funding brings total to $87M: Now, for that North American customer win, a partner is all that's needed

Alcatel Darkens the Mood
News Analysis | 2/4/2003

Investors can't see past the disappointing outlook for 2003; company plans to divest optronics division UPDATED 2/5 9:30AM

Headcount: Happy Birthday!
News Analysis | 2/4/2003

Light Reading turns three! In other news: Things look bad at Digital Lightwave, Cenix, Vivace; better at Corona

Is a Lucent/Juniper Deal in the Works?
News Analysis | 2/3/2003

Lucent is looking at multiple vendors for partnerships -- and Juniper looks like the prime candidate for core IP

TeraChip's Retro Switch Silicon
News Analysis | 2/3/2003

It's dense and consumes low power, but does anybody want a chip that shares its memory?

Juniper Unveils Wireless B-RAS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2003

Router incumbent looks to carve out a slice of the public wireless access market by adding 802.11 features to its B-RAS

Ericsson Stumbles Into 2003
LR Mobile News Analysis | 2/3/2003

Results show network kit sales and margins under further pressure, as 3G kit revenues will increase at snail's pace

NetScaler Scores in Content Switch Test
News Analysis | 2/3/2003

Extreme and WinCom also get kudos for proving their gear is ready for prime time in Light Reading's latest test

Sprint Faces Management Muddle
News Analysis | 2/3/2003

Sprint wants BellSouth's Gary Forsee to become its new CEO, but BellSouth says 'no go'

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