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Nortel Changes CTO – Again
News Analysis | 3/31/2005

CTO change is once more underway, as Nortel COO Gary Daichendt takes on another Cisco veteran

Nortel Changes CTO – Again
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2005

CTO change is once more underway, as Nortel COO Gary Daichendt takes on another Cisco veteran

Qwest Raises Bid, Chides MCI Board
News Analysis | 3/31/2005

CEO Notebaert is so angry with MCI's Verizon-leaning board that he raised his offer for the carrier by $450M

FTTx Takes EXFO out of the Red
News Analysis | 3/31/2005

Increasing revenues from fiber system test products help EXFO break even for its second quarter

Carriers Jump on OIF Ethernet Demo
Supercomm News Analysis | 3/31/2005

This year's Supercomm plan includes a blockbuster seven-carrier demo of Ethernet signaling capabilities

Verizon Talks Cellular VOIP
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/31/2005

Wireless carrier’s CTO awaits EV-DO Rev A technology to deploy mass-market mobile VOIP

BT Still Locked in 21CN Talks
News Analysis | 3/31/2005

Misses its self-imposed deadline for awarding initial NGN infrastructure deals as procurement process drags on

Qwest Won't Qwit on MCI
News Analysis | 3/30/2005

Spurned a second time, the RBOC hires a proxy firm and may make yet another play for MCI

Orange Trials IPWireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/30/2005

Alternative infrastructure vendor scores high-profile test deployment in Lille, France

ENUM Heads for Primetime
News Analysis | 3/30/2005

The growth of VOIP gives a boost to the electronic number mapping standard

Vonage Hits ISP Resistance
News Analysis | 3/30/2005

Another operator could be trying to stop Vonage VOIP traffic from getting a free ride over its access infrastructure

Juniper to Acquire Kagoor
News Analysis | 3/29/2005

The surprise pickup of a session border controller could signal a surge of acquisitions in that space

Analysts See Tellabs Win at BellSouth
News Analysis | 3/29/2005

Incumbency favors Tellabs as analysts report that BellSouth has given it 100% of its fiber-to-the-curb business

And the Winner Is... Verizon!
News Analysis | 3/29/2005

MCI agrees to be acquired by Verizon, shunning a richer offer from Qwest

Airspan Maxes on Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/29/2005

Says $8.7M acquisition of ArelNet will enable it to support 802.16 voice services

Qwest to MCI: Decide by April 5
News Analysis | 3/29/2005

Verizon deadline passes but reports say it has sweetened the deal; Qwest gives MCI its own deadline

Gorillas in the Mesh
News Analysis | 3/29/2005

Insider report unpacks the mobile mesh market and finds major players at the gates of this startup paradise

Submarine Market Resurfaces
News Analysis | 3/28/2005

The big bucks aren't there yet, but a resurgence in undersea buildouts is welcome news to component vendors

The FCC Plays Musical Chairs
News Analysis | 3/28/2005

Things are chaotic but the people are quiet as the FCC's new chairman settles in

Gorillas in the Mesh
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/25/2005

Insider report unpacks the mobile mesh market and finds major players at the gates of this startup paradise

Tellabs Teams With Occam
News Analysis | 3/25/2005

Tellabs invests $2M in Occam and strikes a deal to manufacture and sell its BLC and other technology UPDATED 3/28 4:45 PM

Huawei Dampens Deal Talk
News Analysis | 3/25/2005

Says its remarks about a possible partnership with Lucent or Nortel were misinterpreted

Axiom Meets Its Wanadoo
News Analysis | 3/25/2005

OSS startup worming its way into more and more broadband operators' networks, with Wanadoo its latest success

Huawei Heads VOIP Port Parade
News Analysis | 3/25/2005

Dittberner study tags 2004 VOIP gear sales worldwide at $1.2 billion

Where Next for WLAN?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2005

Now that the Airespace acquisition is done, Unstrung looks at what comes next for the corporate WLAN market

LR Explains IMS
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/24/2005

Light Reading's guide to IMS explains the core network technology that’s critical to fixed/mobile convergence

LR Explains IMS
News Analysis | 3/24/2005

Light Reading's guide to IMS explains the core network technology that’s critical to fixed/mobile convergence

Level 3 Is 'Committed to Europe'
News Analysis | 3/24/2005

Exec says the provider wants to 'play a part' in consolidation of the European services market

Citron: Some Bills Are 'Weirdly Weird'
News Analysis | 3/24/2005

Vonage CEO and VOIP evangelist believes a morass of state regulations could kill the VOIP industry

VPI Blossoms at Bell Canada
News Analysis | 3/24/2005

Design software company takes its battle against overbuilds north of the border

Trapeze Swings With Nortel
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/23/2005

Wireless LAN startup scores expected OEM deal with Canadian incumbent

M&A Cheat Sheet
Column | 3/23/2005

The dirty little secrets of the big bad deals

Ukrainians Plan IP Explosion
News Analysis | 3/23/2005

National operator Ukrtelecom has built itself an IP network, and has plenty of plans to use it

Report: Huawei Talking to Lucent, Nortel
News Analysis | 3/23/2005

The growing Chinese equipment player wants to head West, but it wants to do so with partners, says China Daily

XConnect Reaches for VOIP Peers
News Analysis | 3/23/2005

London-based VOIP peering service announces partnerships with YAK, iBasis, and NexTone

Transmode, Lumentis Merge
News Analysis | 3/23/2005

Swedish WDM vendors join forces, claiming the move is driven by growth potential and not survival

CyberGuard's M&A Mojo
News Analysis | 3/22/2005

Small firms, such as CyberGuard, are only too willing to jump into the M&A market

Level 3 Yanks VOIP Petition
News Analysis | 3/22/2005

Carrier says it pulled its application one day before the FCC's deadline to act because of 'new leadership' appointment

Analysts Mull Chinese Shakeout
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2005

China Unicom tipped to sell GSM network to China Telecom as restructuring looms

Qwest Ain't Too Proud to Beg
News Analysis | 3/22/2005

Qwest says MCI has gone 'dark' on its increased offer. Verizon derides Qwest's bid as work of 'modern fiction'

Skype's Plastic Problems
News Analysis | 3/22/2005

Customers are complaining of credit card denials when paying for the company's SkypeOut service

Aruba Allies With Alcatel
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/22/2005

Ooh la la, wireless sloppy seconds with the French vendor for the wireless LAN startup

BT's 21CN Meets Its Skeptics
News Analysis | 3/21/2005

Industry movers and shakers question BT's aggressive 21CN timetable, but the UK carrier insists it's on track

CTIA in Pictures
News Analysis | 3/18/2005

The CTIA show in New Orleans attracted telecom's heavy hitters and gorgeous gadgets

Infineon: 'Just One Word... Plastics!'
News Analysis | 3/18/2005

The company may soon cut what's left of its optics division, leaving only its plastic optical fiber UPDATED 3/18, 3:08 PM

Ericsson Grabs Sprint IMS Win
News Analysis | 3/18/2005

Swedish vendor sneaks out details of surprise high-profile win at CTIA Wireless 2005

Ericsson Grabs Sprint IMS Win
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/18/2005

Swedish vendor sneaks out details of surprise high-profile win

VC Casts Gloom on Telecom Startups
News Analysis | 3/18/2005

Sofinnova says equipment market is not attractive for VCs, but there's money in embedded handset technology

CeBIT in Pictures
News Analysis | 3/17/2005

Forget Ethernet and IMS! The big thing at CeBIT 2005 in Germany was Phone Sox

Wi-LAN Talks Up Recovery
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/17/2005

Outlines vague attempts to ensure future health despite history of serious problems

Qwest Ups MCI Bid to $8.45B
News Analysis | 3/17/2005

MCI to review Qwest's renewed offer, which is about $1.7 billion, or 25%, higher than Verizon's offer

FCC May Allow VOIP Access Charges
News Analysis | 3/17/2005

Sources say the FCC will barely meet its deadline to deny Level 3's forebearance petition

Masergy Scores $45M More
News Analysis | 3/17/2005

Ethernet services provider gets a third funding round and drops hints about upcoming 'forensic' network services

India Appeals to Foreign Carriers
News Analysis | 3/17/2005

India raises its overseas investment limit to attract foreign carriers, but not everyone's optimistic about the outcome

Video May Drive the IP Star
News Analysis | 3/16/2005

As networks and services converge around IP, service providers face choices as to the look of the new network

Heavy Reading Eyeballs VOIP Control
News Analysis | 3/16/2005

New report says softswitch makers have yet to address session border control in their product portfolios

Big Vendors Sidestep Merger Rumors
News Analysis | 3/15/2005

At CTIA, the world's largest equipment vendors fear competition from China, but have nothing to say about M&A

Sonus Promises, Promises
News Analysis | 3/15/2005

Softswitch vendor is talking up its prospects, but frustration is growing at the lack of detail

Nortel Revs Up CDMA
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/15/2005

Unveils faster acronyms at CTIA Show

Huawei Converges on America
News Analysis | 3/15/2005

Chinese vendor rolls out a novel approach to upgrading wireless nets – all part of a major N. American push

Ethernet Makes a CeBIT Splash
News Analysis | 3/15/2005

Atrica, Marconi, and Actelis are among those announcing Ethernet developments at German tradeshow

Session Controllers Stir IPO Interest
News Analysis | 3/15/2005

Session border controller companies may become hot IPO or acquisition prospects in 2005

CTIA: A Wireless Whopper!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2005

Tropos, Boingo, and Blackberry make news at the opening of the New Orleans show

BT Joins WAN Bandwagon
News Analysis | 3/14/2005

BT becomes the latest carrier to extend its Ethernet reach out of the metro area

Bytemobile Swallows ProQuent
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/14/2005

Acquisition ends months of speculation surrounding data-services platform startup

Foundry Strikes at the Core
News Analysis | 3/14/2005

Takes another shot at Cisco and Juniper with the aggressively priced NetIron IMR 640 core router

Headcount: Notes From Naperville
News Analysis | 3/14/2005

Tellabs buries more AFC bods; Juniper and US LEC hit headcount highs; LR's Lucent scoop comes home to roost

Battle for MCI Heads to the Wire
News Analysis | 3/11/2005

Less than one week remains for long-distance carrier to choose its suitor

VOIP Parasites Take Heart
News Analysis | 3/11/2005

Carriers and their suppliers lock in on converged services as VOIP's redeeming value

Aruba Plots Open Source
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/10/2005

Startup pushes open-source program as a means of expanding the WLAN switch market

40-Gig Begins Its Ramp
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/10/2005

Talk of 40-Gbit/s makes the rounds at every OFC, but this year there might be real business behind it

Spinning & Grinning at OFC/NFOEC
Column | 3/10/2005

FTTP and garish garnishes adorn this week's activities in Anaheim

Huawei Lands Deutsche Deal
News Analysis | 3/10/2005

Deutsche Telekom is reselling Huawei enterprise routers in Germany, where the vendor claims increasing success

BT, Reuters in $3B Pact
News Analysis | 3/10/2005

BT buys Reuters' global network and lands $3 billion deal to provide the media firm with global services

Cisco's WiFi Flight Plan
News Analysis | 3/9/2005

Document suggests three-stage integration process for Airespace tech

Cisco's WiFi Flight Plan
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/9/2005

Document suggests three-stage integration process for Airespace tech

Lucent Pushing Services
News Analysis | 3/9/2005

Barnstorms CeBIT with new carrier deals and talk of supplying wholesale hosted VOIP services to cable operators

Powell Takes Credit for VOIP Growth
News Analysis | 3/9/2005

Outgoing FCC Chairman Michael Powell says VOIP's growth was his crowning achievement

NTL Casts a Wide Ethernet
News Analysis | 3/9/2005

UK carrier NTL gets in early with a national, MPLS-based, Ethernet virtual private LAN service

Agility Snares Another $15M
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/9/2005

The funding streak continues for tunable laser vendors

MEF Absorbs EFMA
News Analysis | 3/9/2005

Industry organizations will combine their standardization efforts for carrier-class membership

AOL: We've Got VOIP
News Analysis | 3/8/2005

AOL confirms it will officially launch its consumer VOIP service within a month

FTTP Gets Plenty of Airtime
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/8/2005

In the subdued mood of this year's OFC/NFOEC, about the only thing folks can point to that's exciting is FTTP

Components Competition Is Killing
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/8/2005

The components industry needs to boost prices by 30 to 40%, says Bookham CEO in a pre-OFC executive forum

Know When to Hold 'Em
The Philter | 3/8/2005

Bouygues Bucks French Trend
News Analysis | 3/8/2005

As other French operators battle over DSL and 3G rollout, Bouygues Telecom carves out an alternative strategy

Citron: Triple Play Is Tripe
News Analysis | 3/8/2005

Vonage CEO Jeffrey Citron sees no immediate threat from telcos and cable companies offering consumer VOIP

Starent Shines at Verizon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/7/2005

Announces high-profile US deal with a reported initial value of $30M

OFC Preview: Signs of Life
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/7/2005

Fiber-to-the-premises and ROADMs are among the hot topics this year, and there's some 40-Gbit/s in there, too

Inside SBC's IPTV Factory
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/7/2005

A look into its labs shows how far along SBC's come in its quest to roll out IPTV to 19 million homes

KPN Lays Out IP Migration Plan
News Analysis | 3/7/2005

Dutch carrier plans to shed the vast majority of its fixed-line staff as it builds out its next-gen network

Ex-Cisco Exec Named Nortel COO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/4/2005

Nortel strips away some of Owens's job, picking former Cisco exec Gary Daichendt to be the No. 2 man

Vonage Off the Hook
News Analysis | 3/4/2005

Vonage says its nationwide outage was caused by network problems UPDATED 3:50 PM

Ex-Cisco Exec Named Nortel COO
News Analysis | 3/4/2005

Nortel strips away some of Owens's job, picking former Cisco exec Gary Daichendt to be the No. 2 man

Optical Funding Lives!
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/4/2005

The numbers aren't staggering, but T-Networks and RIO show photonics funding is still out there

BroadSoft Joins VOIP IPO Rush
News Analysis | 3/3/2005

IP Centrex firm BroadSoft is working towards an IPO and plans on beating rival Sylantro to the market

Anda Closes In on Polaris
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/3/2005

If a deal is reached, Anda would keep the Polaris optical switching product but move R&D to its Chinese facility

Acterna Goes on Show
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/3/2005

Tops test industry news with planned launches at next week's CeBIT and OFC/NFOEC tradeshows

Startups Search for Star Status
News Analysis | 3/3/2005

Heavy Reading survey shows young companies have lots working against them in the battle for mindshare

Nortel Scores Comcast Coup
News Analysis | 3/2/2005

Picks up the DWDM portion of the project, while Cisco settles for the routing piece

Survey Explores Micro MSPP Market
News Analysis | 3/2/2005

Small players are in the market with micro MSPP products, but do they know what carriers are looking for?

Eurobites: Mixed Fixed Fortunes
Column | 3/2/2005

Europe's major carriers are experiencing mixed fortunes with their fixed-line businesses

Telecom Italia Lines Up Tiscali Buys
News Analysis | 3/2/2005

Industry source says Italian giant is buying the French and German operations of Tiscali, which needs the cash

Actix Confirms Stake Sale
LR Mobile News Analysis | 3/2/2005

Network optimization vendor hands majority ownership to private equity firm Summit Partners

Alcatel to Buy Native for $55M
News Analysis | 3/2/2005

As expected, Alcatel will buy Native in a cash deal that protects its R&D partnership and bolsters its MPLS story

Battle for MCI Heats Up
News Analysis | 3/1/2005

Qwest and Verizon make cases for their bids in the public arena

Headcount: Vendor Vivisection
OFC/NFOEC News Analysis | 3/1/2005

Meriton gets a CEO, Allied Telesyn sends mixed signals, AT&T workers stay home, and GB adds bucks & brains

How Redback Won BellSouth
News Analysis | 3/1/2005

Yes, it was the incumbent, but Redback also has a technology angle that makes analysts hopeful for its future

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