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WaveSmith's Multiservice Surprise
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/31/2002

WaveSmith's edge switch is replacing Marconi gear at Global NAPs -- but where's the IP?

Why Siemens Sold Unisphere
News Analysis | 5/31/2002

It's all part of a grand plan to focus on higher-level stuff -- notably, softswitches

Intel's CTO Has a Smashing Time
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/31/2002

Pat Gelsinger was up to his old tricks at Intel's Developer Forum this week

KPNQwest for a Buyer
News Analysis | 5/30/2002

Slightly used European carrier seeks buyer. Clean credit rating preferred

Tellabs Sees Ocular Upside
News Analysis | 5/30/2002

Broadwing is the first customer of Tellabs' 6400, which it acquired when it bought Ocular Networks

Tellium's Optical VPN: What Is It?
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/29/2002

The switch-maker says it's got a way for carriers to carve up optical bandwidth and deliver more services

Nortel Falls Short in Long Haul
News Analysis | 5/29/2002

Latest from Ottawa: more layoffs, a reorg of long-haul optical, and the potential sale of the components division

RBOCs Ring Up Court Victory
News Analysis | 5/28/2002

The DC Court of Appeals has sided with the RBOCs, after the US Supreme Court rules for competitive carriers

Nortel Targets Next-Gen Congestion
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/28/2002

Nortel has a new box to bridge the gap in its next-gen Sonet offerings. Is there another message here?

Photuris, Meriton Unveil Metro Wares
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/28/2002

Startups see key value in combining Sonet and DWDM in metro gear. Two have announcements today

Vodafone Turns Deep Red, Focuses on Cost Control
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/28/2002

Vodafone's bottom line looks like a bloodbath, but core revenues and margins are solid

Invites Go Out for Metro DWDM Test
News Analysis | 5/27/2002

Williams Communications, The U. of Tulsa, and Network Test are behind Light Reading's latest test

Nortel Folk Float to Seaway
News Analysis | 5/24/2002

A group of ex-Nortel employees licenses technology and forms content and security processor startup Seaway Networks

OFS Drags Down Furukawa
News Analysis | 5/24/2002

Japan's leading cable maker is axing portions of its OFS acquisition in the wake of further losses

BT Lights Up Storage Service
News Analysis | 5/23/2002

Will its remote backup and mirroring service over optical fly where other storage service providers have flopped?

Ciena Looking to Merge Away Misery
News Analysis | 5/23/2002

Despite heavy losses, the company's looking ahead to ONI merger and a renewed focus on international carriers

Riverstone Wins in Korea -- Again
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/22/2002

Riverstone says it nudged aside Cisco in another win at KT Corp. Is the router vendor putting all its eggs in one basket?

Pushing the Limits on Optical Monitoring
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/22/2002

Startup BTI Photonics says its subsystem can take a lot of the sweat out of developing transport equipment

Nokia Invests $36M in Redback
News Analysis | 5/22/2002

Redback gets some sorely needed cash, but the company isn't boosting its revenue estimates

T-Mobile: Best of a Bad Lot
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/22/2002

T-Mobile is the only gem that still glimmers in DT's battered crown

What's to Save Sycamore?
News Analysis | 5/21/2002

M&A rumors and layoff concerns increase as Sycamore's business continues to droop

Vendors Aim to Cut Costs in Core
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/21/2002

Innovance launches Corvis-like products. NEC and Tellium offer a halfway house

Optical Oracle: Core Incompetence?
News Analysis | 5/21/2002

The Optical Oracle predicts that only two or three of today's IP core router players will survive the telecom winter

Packet Design's Routing 'Spy'
News Analysis | 5/21/2002

Packet Design says its new product watches and listens to routers in the network. Will carriers listen?

Juniper Nabs Unisphere for $740M
News Analysis | 5/20/2002

Will 1+1=1? Juniper looks to get a leg up on Cisco in the edge router market UPDATED 1:30PM ET

MFN Falls Into Chapter 11
News Analysis | 5/20/2002

After defaulting on debt payments and being delisted from Nasdaq, the metro fiber carrier files for restructuring

MPLS VPNs: The Talk of Supercomm
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2002

MPLS VPNs are gaining momentum, as two switch/router vendors, Laurel and Riverstone, add features

Vivace Livens Up the Edge
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2002

Startup's huge, honking IP service edge switches are ready for display at Supercomm

P-Cube Nabs a $35M Series C
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2002

IP services startup gets more dough for its network devices, which it plans to show off at Supercomm

Lucent Pulls LambdaManager
News Analysis | 5/17/2002

Vendor says it doesn't see the market for a high-end OEO grooming switches at this time UPDATED 5/20 10:30 AM

Qwest Blows Hot and Cold on Startups
News Analysis | 5/17/2002

Qwest's networking division has another engineering shakeup, raising hopes it will buy from startups again

White Rock Gets Coarse
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/17/2002

White Rock joins the CWDM crowd with an eight-port device

Cogent Conundrum Continues
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

The latest financials appear to show progress. Can Cogent prove the skeptics wrong?

Is Xenpak Past It?
News Analysis | 5/16/2002

Two new multisource agreements threaten to eat away the market for Xenpak optical transceivers, says RHK

LG Electronics Arms CDMA Insurgents
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2002

South Korean CDMA specialist sets out to the help the little guys battle AT&T, Sprint, & Verizon

Fujitsu's Martin Joins Cisco
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

The executive credited with making Fujitsu a market leader in Sonet equipment has been lured away by Cisco

WorldCom Unveils Metro Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

The carrier's banking on Ethernet as its next big business connectivity service. Are hopes too high?

Supremes Rule for Competitive Carriers
News Analysis | 5/15/2002

The US Supreme Court has upheld the FCC pricing method for unbundled services -- a victory for competitive carriers

Redback's Edge Router Redux
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/14/2002

Redback says it's improved its edge router for service providers -- and it has more trash talk for Cisco

Pluris Hangs On
News Analysis | 5/14/2002

Along with other aging, well-funded core routing startups, Pluris is white-knuckling it these days, as layoffs show

Nortel Cozies Up to Brocade
News Analysis | 5/14/2002

Nortel gets optical with Brocade, soon after Cisco and Brocade break up. Coincidence?

Metro Ethernet Forum Pipes Up
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/13/2002

This group's pushing hard for non-RPR Ethernet in carrier networks. Can it work? UPDATED 5/14 1:30 PM

Cisco's Got a Terabit Router Too
News Analysis | 5/13/2002

Cisco is prepping a set of core routers that go to terabits (in theory) -- but they can't be tied together

Cisco Makes Multiservice Move
News Analysis | 5/13/2002

Announces products, big and small, plus customers in Italy... and Alaska!

Fujitsu Delves Into Metro DWDM
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/13/2002

Fujitsu broadens its product lineup with two new metro DWDM boxes from its ADVA agreement

MultiMedia Messaging Will Be Slow to Grow, Says Report
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2002

It'll generate huge revenues in the long term, but it isn't going to drive demand for GPRS networks anytime soon, says Ovum

Force10 Shows Off 10-GigE Switch
News Analysis | 5/10/2002

Force10's getting ready to ship a 10-Gig Ethernet switch, which it demonstrated at N+I this week

Cisco's Russo Resigns
News Analysis | 5/10/2002

Carl Russo, once head of Cisco's optical networking group, has left the company

Cisco Adds CWDM to Switches
News Analysis | 5/10/2002

Cisco looks to breathe new life into switching and routing product lines with optical enhancements like CWDM

Bubble Won't Reinflate, Poll Says
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

And only half the industry players will still be around in 2010, according to the latest Light Reading survey

Valo Vows Infinite Access
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

Stealthy startup's planning an access system that will 'never' run out of bandwidth

Service Providers Jump on VPNs
News Analysis | 5/9/2002

Sprint, SBC, and Verio announce VPN services at N+I, and equipment providers rush to congratulate themselves

Nokia Throws Its Cap Into the Ring
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/9/2002

Picks a fight with Qualcomm by calling for a limit on royalty payments for the use of 3G patents

LR Index Roars Back
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

After Cisco's cheery earnings report, battered equipment stocks ratchet up gains UPDATED 5PM ET

Cisco's Chambers Glows at N+I
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

Cisco CEO John Chambers presents his company as a poster child of economic success after its earnings spark optimism

Agere Fat Cat Boards MegaSense
News Analysis | 5/8/2002

A former Agere exec on a juicy retirement package joins forces with startup MegaSense. Does that make Agere happy?

When Will WLAN Get Its Wings?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2002

The technology to enable wireless Internet access on planes is on the runway. When will it be cleared for takeoff?

Cisco Tops Expectations
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Profits higher than expected, but CEO John Chambers still won't call the bottom

What's Eating Juniper's Stock?
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Its shares hit an all-time low as rumors, rivals, and customer woes drive it into single digits UPDATED 05/08, 10:33 AM

Axiowave on Track for More Funding
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Mukesh Chatter's stealthy startup has raised $37M, but the company says it will close $45M

Guarding the Gigabits
News Analysis | 5/7/2002

Intrusion detection and anti-virus applications are showing up on security appliances with gigabit capacity

SMS in the U.S. -- All Upside?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2002

It's official -- SMS means more revenue. Why didn't the U.S. Carriers think of this earlier?

NetVmg Adds VPN Support
News Analysis | 5/6/2002

NetVmg opens itself up to a new market and further validates the idea of route optimization

Tropic Re-Emerges
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/3/2002

Has it been hibernating? Retrenching? Whatever it is, the metro startup's ready to show its wares publicly

Centerpoint Lays Off and Spins Out
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/3/2002

Embattled startup has slashed its headcount and is spinning off its wireless business

Report: Sprint Positioned Best in U.S.
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/3/2002

Sprint has technology & marketing edge according to the Wireless Oracle report on how U.S carriers are preparing for 3G

Cisco Prepping Monster IOS Upgrade
News Analysis | 5/2/2002

Company plans to announce huge upgrade to IOS software in the next couple of weeks; touts network resiliency

Juniper Scoping Out Unisphere?
News Analysis | 5/2/2002

Sources say Juniper is now eyeing Unisphere; in the meantime, Unisphere spins out its voice business

Canada Bankrolls Provisioning Project
News Analysis | 5/2/2002

The latest version of Canada's key research network could boost commercial deployment as well

Movaz Scores $60M More
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/1/2002

CEO Bijan Khosravi says this round will help bring the startup to breakeven next year

Fiber Cut Cripples Midtown Manhattan
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

Thousands go without service after Verizon loses a fiber optic cable serving 15,000 phone lines

Cisco Goes Spin-Crazy
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

Cisco buys two previously mysterious spin-ins to help revive its cable/broadband and Internet switching products

Sycamore Mulling More Cuts?
News Analysis | 5/1/2002

After Sycamore's earnings warning on Tuesday, layoff rumors sprout while speculation talk simmers

RIM – Soon The Database On Your Hip?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2002

RIM has extended enterprise strategy and carrier partnerships.

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