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Photuris & SBC: The Inside Story
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

Of layoffs, leaked memos, and the $50 million deal that wasn't...

Ericsson Pushes On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2004

Swedish renegade quick to play down PTT fears at London event

Cogent Adds to Euro Empire
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

Ethernet service provider takes on more bankrupt assets, this time in Germany, and is on the lookout for more

Another French Revolution?
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

France Telecom reorganizes to focus on creating new services in collaboration with suppliers

IPCC Tackles Interoperability
News Analysis | 3/31/2004

The former Softswitch Consortium is reclaiming the job of ensuring interoperability among VOIP networks

Cisco Late to WiMax Party
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Currently trails Nokia, Proxim, and others in wireless MAN race – but analysts mumble something about tortoises, hares UPDATED 03/31 6:41 PM

OSS Vendors Shift Partner Priorities
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Heavy Reading report identifies new channel partnerships being pursued by next-gen OSS vendors

VOIP Show Spews News
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

At this week's VON Conference & Expo, VOIP's bubble keeps expanding

Dolphin Gets Canned
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Failure of UK Tetra carrier casts shadow over region’s PTT aspirations

Alcatel Wins Underwater
News Analysis | 3/30/2004

Sees further opportunities for submarine deals as it wins the lion's share of SEA-ME-WE 4 project

Photuris Is Finished
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Metro optical startup runs out of cash, sends staff home, invites bids for assets

VOIP Seeks Its FCC Level
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Regulators are keeping VOIP separate from regular ol' telecom for now, but how long will that arrangement stick?

Aventail Cleans Up Leftovers
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Let no data be left behind... New SSL VPN products aim to make life easier for IT managers

Session Controller Startup Plans IPO
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Terry Matthews' Newport Networks aims for market credibility with a listing on alternative London market

ADVA Scores Metro Deal With DT
News Analysis | 3/29/2004

Deutsche Telekom awards metro network deal to optical vendor and Siemens

Talk of AFC Deal Is Back
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Is Tellabs interested again? After a stock market swoon, the buyers may be coming back to the table, say sources

Verizon Scuffles With S&P
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Verizon feels a bit affronted when Standard & Poor's puts them on CreditWatch negative

Submarine Startup Surfaces
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Azea steps out of stealth mode with way to upgrade subsea cables and Cable & Wireless as a customer

Huawei's US Aspirations on Hold
News Analysis | 3/26/2004

Chairwoman says there's no timetable for finding a second partner or staging an IPO

Linx Links the Baltics
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

Former Unisource execs have taken over the old Pangea network to cash in on growing East European data traffic

Huawei Gets BT's Blessing
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

UK incumbent praises Chinese vendor (a lot) for its innovation and responsiveness

Light Reading Idol
Column | 3/25/2004

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Network Market Hits Cyber Space
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2004

British startup touts e-market for second-hand kit (from a little old lady who only flamed on Sunday...?)

10-GigE Copper Heats Up
News Analysis | 3/25/2004

Data center woes are prodding companies to use a newly christened standard, but a better one may be en route

PacketFront Edges Nortel in Sweden
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

Startup to replace incumbent supplier in Swedish broadband network

SBC: Key Switch Battleground?
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

Analysts report an RFP for optical switching by SBC. Who's the vendor to beat?

LSI Snares Velio
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

ASIC vendor grabs a switch fabric, SerDes technology, and SAN stuff – as well as a possible extra tie to Cisco

Lehman Says India's Hot Stuff
News Analysis | 3/24/2004

India's buzzing with vendor opportunities, but there's a price to pay for a piece of the action, say the analysts

Carriers Digging Data
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2004

Faster networks could equal $$$ say carriers at CTIA

Who's Winning in the Rebound?
News Analysis | 3/23/2004

As the telecom industry finds its footing, Light Reading Insider assesses the survivors

Capex Is Back
News Analysis | 3/23/2004

Infonetics capex report says carrier spending-to-revenue ratios are finally back to normal

Centillium Joins FTTP Party
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

The DSL chipmaker unveils its FTTP play, involving system-on-a-chip integration and a former Alloptic CEO

Galazar Puts SANs in the Frame
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Galazar Networks has a framer chip that maps SAN protocols to Sonet/SDH networks

Cisco's Security Spree Continues
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Cisco nabs Riverhead for $39M, continuing its strategy of buying up specialist security vendors

Huawei Pondering Startup Deals
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Chinese vendor bought OptiMight, Cognigine, and may be hungry for more

The Chambers Partner Plan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Cisco main man says partnerships are key for company's mobile ambitions

Huawei Eyes Euro 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Chinese vendor bullish on future deals following initial CDMA450 success

Verizon Has $692M for EV-DO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2004

It sticks with Lucent and Nortel for a high-speed data upgrade of its CDMA network

Nortel Scores in Alcatel's Backyard
News Analysis | 3/22/2004

Sacré Bleu! Canadian vendor sweeps up softswitch deals in France, according to startup

3Com Feeling Cisco's Heat
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Aggressive competition appears to be hampering the 3Com/Huawei joint venture – and 3Com's revenues

Seranoa Customers Pipe Up
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Its first three customers are fairly obscure, but they say the router port concentrator gets the job done

The Real (Estate) Value of Softswitches
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

The technology could enable carriers to sell central office buildings in prime city sites, says Veraz

Siemens Denies It Fancies Alcatel
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Their lips say no, but their eyes... Germans laugh off suggestion they're ogling their French neighbors

Avici Hits Q1 Snag
News Analysis | 3/19/2004

Delays in multiple orders will cut Avici's revenues to as little as $6 million this quarter

Mostly Fearless Forecasts
Column | 3/18/2004

Picking startups that are destined for success is a daunting task... but one analyst is equal to it

Atrica Dials Into FTTP
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

Metro Ethernet startup wants a piece of the residential FTTP market – but margin pressure makes it dangerous

More CeBITs
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

Another 'Cisco killer' pipes up, ECI dishes some M&A dirt, Nortel and Siemens square off, and much more

CeBIT Schnippets
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

All the fun of the fair! Cisco and Nortel play the enterprise card, Marconi scores in Belgium, and more

Lucent Agrees to $25M SEC Penalty
News Analysis | 3/18/2004

And you thought the deal was done? Lucent reaches another settlement with the SEC

Agere Suffers Hutch Hiccup
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

Tepid 3G rollouts from Hutchison are leading, eventually, to a $50M revenue shortfall at Agere

Lucent Parties at CeBIT
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

Announces up to €250 million in contract awards at the European tradeshow. Bratwurst and beer all 'round!

Nokia Pushes Off
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2004

Finnish vendor abandons rivals with its own PTT technology

AdvancedTCA Makes Headway
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

An open standard for building telecom gear is proving popular with carriers, but not with Cisco

Warning for Europe's VOIP Upstarts
News Analysis | 3/17/2004

There's little opportunity for competitive voice-over-broadband service providers in Europe, says Analysys

Ericsson Mines Copper Mountain
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

B-RAS vendor gets a boost from OEM deal with Ericsson

Vendors Still Driving LX4
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Suppliers renew interest in the 10-Gbit/s Ethernet interface, while an alternative starts down the standards road

3G: Who, What, Where?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Unstrung survey set to delve into 3G network market undergrowth

NetScaler Weighs $20M
News Analysis | 3/16/2004

Traffic management and security specialist bags a $20 million boost for further expansion

Headcount: Outlawing Offshoring?
News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Scandal looms at Nortel, Ciena cuts 40, FutureWei shuffles sales force, and Headcount initiates 'Average Joe' contest

10-GigE Price Drops Continue
News Analysis | 3/15/2004

Price wars rage on as Foundry announces new switches and Extreme prepares its latest 10-Gig add-ons

VCs Pump $18.8M Into Skype
News Analysis | 3/15/2004

New backers invest in P2P VOIP provider as it heads towards offering billed premium services

AFC Fesses Up, Defenders Pipe Up
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

AFC says product gaffe cost it $2M, but analysts say the news is nothing to worry about

Cisco: It Takes Two to Twingo
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

Cisco's Twingo purchase may increase price competition in the SSL VPN market

FCC Suggestion Spurs (More) Conflict
News Analysis | 3/12/2004

Competitive carriers push back after Powell's comments

Ixia Powers Up POE Test
News Analysis | 3/11/2004

Ixia produces what appears to be the first Power-Over-Ethernet test module, checking both power and data flow

ADVA Grows, Says It's Organic
News Analysis | 3/11/2004

ADVA's still growing, and the company says it may be getting into the M&A game soon

BT Does VOIP – With Strings Attached
News Analysis | 3/11/2004

UK incumbent offers voice over broadband, but it's available only to those with a POTS account

More Trouble for AFC
News Analysis | 3/10/2004

M&A and executive departure rumors pile on as AFC's tech troubles at Verizon get more play on Wall Street

Huawei Helps BT Launch Video
News Analysis | 3/10/2004

The Chinese vendor is behind one of several broadband services to be announced by the UK incumbent tomorrow

Alcatel Catches Up on Intelligence
News Analysis | 3/10/2004

Plans SIP interface for service control point, bringing it up to speed with the competition

The Chinese Are Coming, Says Poll
News Analysis | 3/9/2004

Chinese vendors will be among the world's biggest by the end of the decade, says LR poll

Heavy Reading: Startups on the Rebound
News Analysis | 3/9/2004

New report outlines private market opportunities, including which companies are likely to go public

AFC/Verizon Glitch Alleged
News Analysis | 3/9/2004

One analyst says AFC is having technical trouble at Verizon, which could give Alcatel another shot

AirMagnet Sniffs Rogues
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2004

AirMagnet adds security capabilities to software, looks to network management future

World Wide Packets Tops Up Tank
News Analysis | 3/8/2004

Ethernet vendor adds two new investors and another $8.7M to its third funding round, which now totals $24M

Juniper: The Other Cola?
News Analysis | 3/8/2004

A new router allegedly called 'Pepsi' will go head-to-head with Cisco's 2600 series, according to an analyst report

Monet Closes EV-DO Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/8/2004

But analysts claim demise of next-gen CDMA network won't damage future market growth

Russia's Golden Opportunity
News Analysis | 3/8/2004

Golden Telecom's share price is heading for the skies as Russia's economic health continues to improve

Sources: Lucent Talking to Équipe
News Analysis | 3/5/2004

Will LU make a move on the core packet-switch startup? Tongues are wagging that a deal may be near

Ixia Speeds Up IPSec Test
News Analysis | 3/5/2004

In the battle of VPN security testing, Ixia claims it's gotten the upper hand with a gigabit-speed security tester

Lucent's WaveSmith Killer
News Analysis | 3/4/2004

Lucent is prepping its multiservice answer to WaveSmith, but it won't see the light of day until summer

Meriton, ECI Notch Utility Wins
News Analysis | 3/4/2004

Utilities continue fiber buildouts, giving Meriton its first announced customer and ECI a foothold in Portugal

Ciena Seals Verizon Deal
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

WaveSmith looks to be paying off, as Ciena signs the contract that the startup had sewn up last year

Skeptics Question RBOC Victory
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

RBOC shares give back some of yesterday's gains as doubts set in about yesterday's big court victory on UNE-P

Light Reading Surveys Switch Fabrics
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

A significant commercial opportunity for switch fabric vendors is on the horizon, says a new LR report

Lehman Says Capex Trend Has Turned
News Analysis | 3/3/2004

Analyst Steve Levy sees modest capital spending increases driving revenue, margin growth for equipment providers

Fortinet's Money Machine Rolls On
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Eight months after a $30M Series D, the security appliance company grabs $50M more

Poll: PTT Problems Ahoy!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Readers say that a lack of interoperability between services could hold back the adoption of push-to-talk

Headcount: Man-Eating Holiday
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Ciena restructuring rumors persist, Wolters quits Sentito, Pagani leaves Nortel, and Hyperchip cuts some staff

MGTS Is Russian Into DSL Upgrade
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Moscow carrier isn't stallin' on its new broadband infrastructure buildout, with Nokia & Redback the beneficiaries

Brightlink Gets Second Chance
News Analysis | 3/2/2004

Survivors have gotten hold of the startup's technology, hope to revive its big-ticket switching ideas

Alcatel Consolidates Metro Core
News Analysis | 3/1/2004

Launches a super dense, modular combination of a crossconnect, add/drop mux, and Layer 2 switch

Quarrymen Dig Up Another $18M
News Analysis | 3/1/2004

Security service router vendor closes its fourth round of funding

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