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Luminous Cuts Away
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

One of the most vocal supporters of Resilient Packet Ring (RPR) technology is cutting jobs. Bad sign?

Qwest Posts Loss, Preps Asset Sales
News Analysis | 4/30/2002

Qwest downplays quarterly losses today; says economic recovery will rescue telecom sector

AT&T and Cingular: Hot for VoiceStream?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/30/2002

They're favorites to buy VoiceStream, if Deutsche Telekom sells, but it's unlikely to happen this year

Dispersion: New Version
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Startup Accumux announces a new kind of dispersion compensator, but JDS Uniphase might have a better one

BrightLink to Shut Down This Week
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Optical switching company fails to find additional funds; vultures may be circling 'round the assets

WatchGuard Bulks Up
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Its new suite of products offers solutions to everyone from small offices to large service providers

Rotten at the Core?
News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Restructured carriers may put off core-router buys, making life even harder for startups

Sprint: Next-Gen Data Services Should Be Affordable
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/29/2002

Says aggressive prices will drive new services, such as its new corporate wireless email

Lucent Tries On That Startup Look
News Analysis | 4/26/2002

Lucent's looking to change many things -- including the way it compensates its workers

Megisto Adds Hundt to Board
News Analysis | 4/26/2002

Wireless IP gear startup adds former FCC chairman to its board of directors

WorldCom's IP Outages: Whodunnit?
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

WorldCom blames outage on a train wreck, but Cisco confirms there were router problems UPDATED 6:44 PM ET

Lucent: US Carrier to Test 40-Gbit/s
News Analysis | 4/25/2002

Lucent says a US carrier will soon start testing its 40-Gbit/s LambdaXtreme. Onlookers shrug.

Which Router Vendor Rules C&W?
News Analysis | 4/24/2002

Cable & Wireless says its new IP VPN network is 'Cisco Powered' -- but that doesn't mean it has dumped Juniper

Redback Rallies Itself
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Redback is edging out Cisco in one account, according to a companywide meeting held last week

Juniper Goes Terabit With the T640
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Juniper finally announces the T640, once code-named 'Gibson,' along with three preliminary customers

Lucent/Verizon DWDM Deal: When?
News Analysis | 4/23/2002

The deal is potentially worth hundreds of millions to Lucent, but only if and when Verizon gets off the dime

Siemens Takes Stake in Symbian
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/23/2002

Adds further momentum to smartphone operating system, but the jury's still out on whether it will capture the market

WorldCom's Woes Mount
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

Questions linger about big-ticket acquisitions, overly enthusiastic projections, and complaints about overbilling

Lucent Sets Agere IPO Date
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

Targets June 1 flotation. Reports lower losses but plans further layoffs

NetPlane Aims at Simpler QoS
News Analysis | 4/22/2002

Company aims to help systems companies "plug in" quality of service with new software kit

XcelleNet Gets In Sync With Ehand
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/22/2002

XcelleNet beefs up its synchronization strategy by acquiring partner Ehand

Catena's Picking a New Top Dog
News Analysis | 4/19/2002

The access startup is shuffling top management again and has decided it's time for a new CEO

Capex Cuts: How Low Can They Go?
News Analysis | 4/19/2002

Analysts say capex could fall even lower than the latest lowered levels; RFPs could wither, even if approved

Analysts See a Slow Wireless Recovery
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/19/2002

Despite gloom about Nokia’s lowered handset predictions, analysts still reckon the market is crawling out of the doldrums.

Optical Oracle: Access is Gold
News Analysis | 4/18/2002

With all equipment segments in the dumper, a new report says the access market is the key to a telecom recovery

Nexsi Hits the Exit
News Analysis | 4/17/2002

Another well funded Silicon Valley startup closes its doors and turns off the phones

No Surprises From Tellabs
News Analysis | 4/17/2002

Despite a balance sheet better than many, Tellabs' first quarter earnings report left Wall Street feeling flat

Fujitsu Brings ADVA Stateside
News Analysis | 4/17/2002

German metro DWDM supplier gains a North American foothold through OEM agreement with Fujitsu

Is Qwest Shunning Startups?
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

Talk that Qwest may be scaling back its startup testing resources has the startup community quaking in its shoes

MFN Defaults Mount
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

Missed Verizon payment comes as no surprise -- but how much longer before it finally throws in the towel?

Cisco Sued Over NuSpeed
News Analysis | 4/16/2002

NeoNetworks alleges the founders of NuSpeed, which Cisco bought in 2000, stole its secrets

WLAN = Windows Wireless Networking?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/16/2002

Microsoft in "scary embrace and extend play" for WLAN dominance?

NetScreen Goes Carrier-Grade
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

NetScreen offers firewall speeds of up to 12 Gbit/s with hopes of luring large enterprise and carrier customers

NextHop: Fast-Food Routing?
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

NextHop says it has the routing software to make building a router more plug-and-play

Alcatel Unveils New Routing Technology
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

Says it's got a way of eliminating traffic holdups that occur when routers are reconfigured to handle network problems

Invites Go Out for Edge Router Test
News Analysis | 4/15/2002

More than 20 vendors have been invited to participate in bakeoff sponsored by Light Reading

Verizon Next for More Capex Cuts?
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Verizon's warning earlier this week has given weight to rumors that the RBOC will be cutting capital spending again

IP Services Are Too Expensive, Say Users
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Equant and WorldCom deliver the best services (but they still charge too much) according to poll of corporate IP users

FLAG Flies Into Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Telecom carrier FLAG files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, listing $2.6 billion in debts

More Layoffs Loom for Struggling Sector
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Lucent and others are said to be mulling more layoffs as carrier capex crisis continues

Billing Software Market Worth $30B?
News Analysis | 4/12/2002

Frost & Sullivan outdoes fellow analysts claiming big OSS numbers

Juniper: No Surprises
News Analysis | 4/11/2002

Juniper reports revenues in line with lowered guidance and offers a limited, flat view of the future

Cisco and Brocade: War Declared
News Analysis | 4/11/2002

Cisco officially kills its partnership with Brocade. What next?

Redback's SmartEdge Still No Savior
News Analysis | 4/11/2002

Redback keeps cutting expenses, as SMS products pave the road for its edge router business UPDATED 3:30 PM

BT Comes Out in Spots
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/11/2002

The crusty old incumbent will be first to roll out a network of wireless LAN hotspots in the UK - so long as it gets the regulatory green light

WorldCom to Cut Capex?
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

WorldCom's stock gets hammered amid earnings fears, and the company is rumored to be cutting capex again

Qwest Pays Nacchio to Stay
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

Qwest paid its CEO some $24M as part of a long-term incentive plan, filing says

Nortel Credit Gamble Pays Off
News Analysis | 4/10/2002

The company has convinced bankers to revise a key credit facility; investors say the signs are positive

Will Broadcom's Mobilink Deal Spur More M&A?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/10/2002

Broadcom is buying Mobilink so it can develop combined wireless LAN and WAN chips -- others may follow suit

Distressed Telecom Assets Pile Up
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Bidding wars for bankrupt and struggling carriers are postponing restructuring and hurting the industry, observers say

Corning Closing on SBC Fiber Deal
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Sources say Corning has beat out Furukawa for SBC fiber deal

Nortel Issues Damage Report
News Analysis | 4/9/2002

Guidance is down yet again, and Nortel is drawing on $1.75B as bankers give thumbs down to new facilities

Bigwigs out of Procket?
News Analysis | 4/8/2002

The Silicon Valley rumor machine is once again revving up rumors of high-profile departures at Procket

Will Telecom Love Linux?
News Analysis | 4/8/2002

MontaVista says it's got the first version of Linux suited to carrier equipment. Is it early or late to the party?

RIM Looks to BlackBerry Spread
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/8/2002

RIM wants to spread the BlackBerry technology, but who will jam with the pager mavens?

News Analysis | 4/5/2002

Says carriers will spend over $30B on OSS software this year -- and $50B by 2005. Are they for real?

Moody's Junks Nortel Debt
News Analysis | 4/4/2002

The capex crunch has prompted Moody's to downgrade Nortel to junk status

Stealthy Startup Leads With Layoffs
News Analysis | 4/4/2002

It's taken a round of layoffs to get Mukesh Chatter to talk about his Axiowave startup UPDATED 4/5 1:30 PM

Tahoe Takes Wireless to the Edge
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/4/2002

Startup Tahoe Networks is attacking two hot markets: edge routing and wireless

Tahoe Takes Wireless to the Edge
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Startup Tahoe Networks is attacking two hot markets: edge routing and wireless

SBC, Verizon Mull Metro Buys
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Incumbent carriers don't seem to be in a hurry to buy next-gen Sonet gear

Cogent Buying Binge: Another Bubble?
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Cogent continues to acquire, closing the PSINet deal. But is a time bomb ticking beneath the brash façade?

Carrier Bankruptcies in Full Bloom
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

XO Communications and MFN are the next carriers in line for restructuring, creating a glut of distressed assets

VPNs Grow Up
News Analysis | 4/3/2002

Unisphere and others are adding integrated support for both MPLS and IPSec VPNs: Could the market finally come to life?

Report: Multimode –The Way to Go?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 4/2/2002

A split is emerging in the industry over new IEEE WLAN standards. The Wireless Oracle thinks that multimode is answer

Analyst: Upgrades All Around!
News Analysis | 4/1/2002

Banc of America analyst predicts a rebound and upgrades eight systems OEMs. April Fools?

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