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Cisco Beefing Up the B-RAS Story
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/30/2003

Cisco and others are set to announce improvements in existing products that will give them more B-RAS functions

Switch Startups Seek Funding
News Analysis | 5/30/2003

VCs asked to dig deep as wireless LAN switch vendors start to ramp up commercial operations

LogicaCMG Plays Catchup
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/30/2003

Traditional messaging giant is out of the starting blocks in MMSC race, but has it missed the gun?

The Convertible Makes a Comeback
News Analysis | 5/30/2003

ADC, Lucent, and Juniper are jumping on the convertible bondwagon, stoked by a revival of the market

Two VOIP Chip Players Diverge
News Analysis | 5/30/2003

One VOIP chip maker has a $15 million Korean contract; the other appears to be shutting down

The Rights Stuff
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/30/2003

Nokia gets a pat on the back and a kick in the pants for its efforts to motivate mobile content publishing

RBOCs Hungry for Fiber
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/29/2003

BellSouth, SBC, and Verizon promise fiber-to-the-home RFPs soon. Has PON's ship finally come in?

Corvis Spikes on DISA Talk
News Analysis | 5/29/2003

Corvis is getting the DISA deal, say stocktalkers. No wait, it's Cisco. Hold on... it could be Nortel... but no...

Jumbo Optics
Column | 5/29/2003

Jumbo Optics – Drew Lanza

Qwest Earnings Up, Revenues Down
News Analysis | 5/29/2003

Glasses tinkle as Notebaert talks about Qwest becoming 'a much stronger company' this year

Hutch's Nokia Network Woes?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/29/2003

All is not well in 3G marriage, according to the scuttlebutters. Call the fire brigade?

AT&T Puts Hands on SANs
News Analysis | 5/29/2003

Pumps up business continuity offerings with storage transport service. Does it go the distance?

Ample Evangelizes Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/28/2003

The startup takes a break from OC768 to develop an Ethernet analogue to virtual concatenation

Calix in Billion Share Bind?
News Analysis | 5/28/2003

Yes, that's billion

Caching In on P2P
News Analysis | 5/28/2003

UK startup CacheLogic is offering ISPs a novel way of coping with avalanches of P2P traffic

Juniper's Bullish Conversion
News Analysis | 5/28/2003

With a $350M offering of convertible stock, is Juniper stocking up for a longer winter or feeling acquisitive?

Juniper Delves Into Security
News Analysis | 5/28/2003

Juniper is the latest routing vendor to beef up security in a bid to add new services to its routers

Laurel & Marconi Make It Official
News Analysis | 5/28/2003

Marconi plans to resell Laurel's ST200 edge routers to the Feds

DISA Deal D-Day Approaches
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/27/2003

The long-rumored megamillion-dollar Fed contract is coming into focus... and everybody wants a piece of it

Luminous Thinks Small
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/27/2003

Migrates to the building premises, as the E500 platform is designed to make ring nodes out of customer sites

Headcount: Such Language!
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/27/2003

Alcatel shuffles Canadian jobs, Lasercomm sells its assets, Turin trims, Altamar goes on the block

Atrica Rounds Out the Edge
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/27/2003

The metro Ethernet startup has three new boxes on the way and claims it's shipping ports like mad

Internet Photonics Leans on ADC
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/27/2003

Startup looks for 'big brother' with a ticker symbol. Terms undisclosed, but there may not be many

Cisco's Switch Ambition
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/27/2003

Switch startups are in full speculation mode about Cisco's wireless LAN announcement next month

First-Mile Ethernet Enters Home Stretch
News Analysis | 5/26/2003

The IEEE spec isn't officially done, but by July it should be good enough for vendors to ship equipment

Weapon of Mobile Destruction
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/23/2003

Double your pleasure... It's a phone! It's a torture device! It's both!

Metcalfe: Ethernet Rules!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/23/2003

At 30 years old, Bob Metcalfe's brainchild Ethernet has an impressive string of knockouts. Will it rule in wireless?

Metcalfe: Sonet, Fibre Channel Are Toast
News Analysis | 5/23/2003

At 30 years old, Bob Metcalfe's brainchild Ethernet has an impressive string of knockouts. Is Fibre Channel next?

Security Wares Combat Killer Worms
News Analysis | 5/23/2003

Netscreen, Checkpoint, and Cisco have all recently launched a barrage of products to keep out the bad guys

Valo Pledges Ultimate Access
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/22/2003

Petaluma startup Valo offers a few more details about its coming 'ultimate access system'

Mellon Buying More CoSine Stock
News Analysis | 5/22/2003

Mellon HBV is on its way toward gaining more control. Can CoSine's owners hold tight?

Ciena Sales Up, Outlook Cloudy
News Analysis | 5/22/2003

Ciena's latest quarter shows improvements, but the market is still a wild card, say executives UPDATED 3PM

Wanted: Multi-Wavelength Believers
News Analysis | 5/22/2003

ThreeFive Photonics's multi-wavelength receiver would have wowed equipment vendors a few years ago

Laurel: Startup Holdout?
News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Sources say Laurel Networks is being courted by the big boys, but she wants big bucks

Getting a Bead on B-RAS
News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Broadband Remote Access Servers are key to the future. But just a few vendors get the message, says LR Insider

Sonim: PTT Standard Soon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Sonim boss expects consolidation around major infrastructure vendors in the PTT market as services roll out this year

Chiaro Debuts a Big, Bad Router
News Analysis | 5/21/2003

Chiaro's Enstara has impressive technology, but the startup faces crazy odds in the service provider market

Demand Grows for MPLS VPNs
News Analysis | 5/20/2003

Carriers at MPLS conference report growing user demand for Layer 3 IP/VPNS

Light Reading 10 (11?) Net.com 8 (9?)
News Analysis | 5/20/2003

The red raiders did their best to throw the match away, but finally notched a historic victory on fluffy Alameda turf

Supercomm Demo Mania
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2003

Eight forums and alliances will stage demos at Supercomm. Will carriers see it as proof that stuff works together?

Siemens in Softswitch Stew
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/20/2003

It's ended up with different, incompatible softswitches in North America and elsewhere

Cisco 5, Light Reading 4
News Analysis | 5/19/2003

West beats East in the first leg of what could evolve into the football rivalry of the decade (but probably won't)

Larscom Frames Up Ethernet
News Analysis | 5/19/2003

The T1 mux master looks for rejuvenation in the Ethernet access market

Alcatel Unveils 'Better' DSLAM
News Analysis | 5/19/2003

The 7301 could help carriers boost revenues by addressing limitations of Alcatel's flagship product

Alcatel & TiMetra Seal the Deal
News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Alcatel offers $150M in stock for IP/MPLS routing startup

MCI's Iraq Offensive
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Fixed-line carrier causes a commotion with high-profile GSM deal

What's Next for Marconi?
News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Shares in the new company will start trading on Monday. Potential acquirers could be in the wings

UTStarcom to Debut Mini-DSLAM
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Stackable 24-port DSLAM will be on show at Supercomm and is already in trials in India

Cypress Trades 10-Gig for Access
News Analysis | 5/16/2003

Cypress Semiconductor is willing to risk its 10-Gbit/s stake to put emphasis on access networks. Good move?

Lycium: It's All in the Timing
News Analysis | 5/15/2003

To tackle circuit emulation, this chip startup's focused on Sonet timing over packet networks

10-Gig Testers Turn Up the Heat
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Ten-Gig Ethernet testers are making the scene in greater numbers, heralding an uptick in product rollouts UPDATED 5/29 11:30 AM

Headcount: Oath (#@%#!!) of Allegiance
News Analysis | 5/15/2003

Équipe downsizes, Ciena and Juniper shuffle sales, Zagros and Essient call it quits, but Bandwidth9 lives on

Avanex Deal Reshapes Sector
News Analysis | 5/14/2003

Avanex has grabbed the last big spot at the optical-components table. How's the meal shaping up?

TiMetra for Sale?
News Analysis | 5/14/2003

Edge routing startup TiMetra is looking for a big brother, sources say. Is anybody up for it?

Green Gooses AFC
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/14/2003

AFC founder says the company isn't doing enough with its cash

BellSouth Unveils MPLS Backbone
News Analysis | 5/13/2003

BellSouth's the latest ILEC to start serious deployment of MPLS/IP in a regional backbone. Will it go national?

Tellabs Snags Vivace for $135M
News Analysis | 5/13/2003

The former Ocular team leads Tellabs into the IP/MPLS market with the acquisition of startup Vivace

Dell'Oro: 802.11 Kit up 1%
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/13/2003

It's a juggernaut!

Avanex to Buy Alcatel, Corning Units
News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Will acquire Alcatel Optronics and assets of Corning's components division in $63.5m deal *UPDATED 5/13*

CoSine Unveils Next-Gen Silicon
News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Its new IPSG+ will target wireless and DSL aggregation, but is the faster chipset too late for the ailing company?

CoSine Unveils Next-Gen Silicon
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/12/2003

Its new IPSG+ will target wireless and DSL aggregation, but is the faster chipset too late for the ailing company?

Laurel Joins B-RAS Pack
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/9/2003

Upgrades its flagship edge router so that it can be used to furnish services over DSL access infrastructure

Lantern Flickering?
News Analysis | 5/9/2003

Rumor has it that the RPR startup is for sale and that NEC has said no thanks

Marconi and Laurel in Talks
News Analysis | 5/9/2003

Marconi says it's in talks with the edge routing startup. An OEM deal rather than an acquisition looks likely

T-Mobile Unifies Wireless Billing
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2003

The operator's US branch pioneers a single bill for both cell phone and wireless LAN hotspot services UPDATED 5/9 11AM

BT Boosts US Backbone
News Analysis | 5/8/2003

The UK carrier is extending its MPLS backbone in the US, but don't expect a monster contract

Supercomm Rolls With the Punches
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Thanks to SARS and a crapulous economy, the Supercomm show looks more interesting and less predictable

Zorn Is Shorn
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/8/2003

Cisco engineer no longer involved in thin access point point work at the IETF

Nortel's $300M EDGE
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2003

T-Mobile USA splashes $300M on more network upgrades; but no word on when it will actually launch EDGE services

Ixia Gooses Its Testers
News Analysis | 5/7/2003

One tester, many options. That's what customers want, says Ixia, pointing to a trend toward 'multilayer testing'

AT&T Talks Up IP VPNs
News Analysis | 5/7/2003

Says it's expanding IP VPNs along with other services, and aiming to make MPLS the glue that holds it together

PCTEL Goes Soft
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/7/2003

PCTEL unveils Windows-based software that can turn a PC into an access point

Agilent Unleashes Serial Killer
News Analysis | 5/7/2003

Says its N4901A 13.5-Gbit/s tester will slay the competition for serial bit error rate testers

Cisco: Profit, With No Nasty Surprises
News Analysis | 5/6/2003

Cisco appears to stay out of the economy's death-grip with profits, though revenues and guidance remain flat

Nortel Tunes VPN Gear
News Analysis | 5/6/2003

Nortel beefs up its Contivity VPN gear to go after higher-end users

Headcount: Viva la Cinco de Mayo!
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Procket, CopperCom, and others make cuts, while Pelago and Transparent sell their assets

Infineon Preps RPR Chip
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/5/2003

The upcoming 'Frea' follows an industry trend of emphasizing how RPR and Sonet can be friends

Plastina Surfaces at Proxim
News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Frank Plastina, once whispered to be the next leader of Nortel, has surfaced at the third-largest wireless LAN vendor

Why Verizon Cut DSL Rates
News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Seen as a late but important move to block cable operators and their triple-play plans

Wireless Not in Lupiter Pact
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Lucent, Juniper say their marketing deal won't affect existing wireless infrastructure relationships

Lucent Partners With Juniper
Supercomm News Analysis | 5/5/2003

Months after it was first reported, Lucent and Juniper officially team up for IP migration

RPR’s New Guise: The Packet ADM
Column | 5/5/2003

RPR’s New Guise: The Packet ADM – Scott Clavenna

Network Market on the Rise?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/2/2003

April's Unstrung poll provides glimmer of hope for network slump

Velio Preps Storage Fabric
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Paralleling its Sonet product line, the chip maker plans a switch fabric targeting Fibre Channel

Avanex Stock Soars
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Components maker sees its share price sail skyward (well, around $1, anyway), but no one seems to know why

Tekelec Tests Softswitch Waters
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Its merger with Santera marks another milestone on a so-far-successful trip away from test equipment

Boardwatch Names Top Startups
News Analysis | 5/2/2003

Magazine relaunches as Light Reading Website covering telecom software, publishes Top 10 ranking of startups

Russo, Others Tapped for Fed Board
News Analysis | 5/1/2003

George W. Bush has chosen some top telecom execs to serve on his telecom security advisory committee

Airgo Raises Another $20M
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

Former Clarity Wireless execs are working on what sounds like (yet) another WLAN switch

Cisco's Speculative Spec
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

IETF draft does not signal its intent to develop 'dumb' access points, says Cisco

What Cisco Won't Do Next
LR Mobile News Analysis | 5/1/2003

Cisco has first WLAN phone but sees obstacles to offering combined LAN/WAN handset

Ciena's BT Coup: How Big?
News Analysis | 5/1/2003

How significant is Ciena's deal with BT as a 'strategic partner' for its new optical backbone? UPDATED 1:40PM

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