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Flarion VC Touts Carrier Trial
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2002

Flash startup's VC says the company is in tests with a big service provider that will yield a deal. Nextel and Flarion are mum.

Gotham Networks, MIA
News Analysis | 6/28/2002

The edge equipment startup's missing in action, but signs are pointing to a bustup

FCC Focuses on DSL Classification
News Analysis | 6/28/2002

FCC Commissioner Abernathy emphasizes service classification as the key to clarifying broadband regulations

Laid Off, and Leaving Telecom
News Analysis | 6/28/2002

Laid-off telecom workers seek greener pastures

Seven Strikes Back
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Seven founder disputes ViAir claims, hints about new revisions, and lauds RIM

Intel Backs Another Switch Chip
News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Sandburst reveals details of its switch fabric architecture, with Intel's blessing

WorldCom Who?
News Analysis | 6/27/2002

The morning wires are abuzz with companies trying to distance themselves from WorldCom

Is Uncle Sam an Optical Sugar Daddy?
News Analysis | 6/27/2002

Carriers are spending less, and the US government is spending more. But it's not likely Uncle Sam can save the industry

Sprint: No SMS for You!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

You can receive messages from people on other networks -- its just fiendishly difficult to reply

WorldCom Goes Boom
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Bad accounting will subtract billions from its books, sending shockwaves through the market UPDATED 4PM ET

Verizon RFPs: More Fizzle Than Sizzle
News Analysis | 6/26/2002

A key Sonet contract's gone to Fujitsu, Lucent, and Nortel, with deployment put off until next year, sources say

Mobile Billing Supplier Tanks
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

Rivals pick over wireless bones of TelesensKSCL as Deutsche Telekom-backed billing specialist goes under

Fraud du Jour
Column | 6/26/2002

Fraud du Jour – R. Scott Raynovich

ViAir Wins AT&T, SmarTone Deals
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/26/2002

ViAir adds to the roster of carriers using its wireless email software -- should it replace Seven on the Unstrung 25?

Cisco Beefs Up MPLS VPN Offering
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Cisco adds MPLS VPN features to its edge routers, putting service creation devices on the defensive

Ciena Fleshes Out Sprint Deal
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Ciena's CoreDirector deal from last year comes to light, and Ciena says it has K2 orders from Sprint

Left to Our Own Devices
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Smartphones 'R' Us

Report: US Carriers Face Test
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2002

The coming year is crunch time for the US mobile operators as they attempt to introduce wireless data services

BellSouth to the Rescue?
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

The Atlanta-based RBOC may be on the verge of kick-starting a telecomeback with big data-networking projects

Cisco Sees Euros in SDH
News Analysis | 6/25/2002

Cisco hopes to recreate the runaway success of its ONS 15454 Sonet platform in Europe, but is it two years too late?

Core Optical Startups Chill Out
News Analysis | 6/24/2002

With the core optical market in limbo, startups such as Calient and PhotonEx cut back for a long telecom winter

IPolicy Chips In
News Analysis | 6/24/2002

iPolicy builds a box based on network processors that it claims delivers seven security applications at wire speed

Verizon BREWs Up With Summus
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Summus's Exego application is currently a rival to MMS imaging services, but the firm says that could change

Would Intel Buy JDSU?
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Persistent speculation on a merger seems to be largely wishful thinking -- at least for now

Siemens Cooks Up Multiservice Platform
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Seabridge, a Siemens company, reveals plans for its next-gen switch that can handle both cells and packets natively

Redback, Alcatel Close to Alliance
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

May close a deal by the end of the month that would have Alcatel serving as a distributor for Redback's gear

Group Telecom Takes a Hit
News Analysis | 6/21/2002

Lucent and Cisco pull their vendor financing deals, leaving the Canadian carrier scrambling for cash

US Wireless Data Needs to Be Cheaper
LR Mobile Column | 6/21/2002

Verizon's $100 data buffet is still too rich to bring users to the table - Dan Jones

Is Marconi Cooked?
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Banks and bondholders will decide the fate of the company within weeks

Meet Me in Southborough, MA?
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Celox closes its St. Louis R&D facility and offers engineers a place in Massachussetts

Privates on Parade: The Unstrung Top 25
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Help Unstrung pick hot startups in the run-up to a big revamp of the original Unstrung 25, scheduled for publication next month

Sycamore Switches Focus
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Sycamore's talks with larger partners end in a deal with Siemens in which it will focus on its optical grooming switch

What to Expect From 'Junisphere'
News Analysis | 6/20/2002

Overlapping products have many pundits clucking about what will happen once Juniper and Unisphere merge

Finns Find Cause for Concern
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Latest handset health scare — this time from Nokia's homeland

Lucent Cools Heels on Price Hike
News Analysis | 6/19/2002

Lucent's fallen silent after allegedly threatening to raise rates on voice-switch maintenance services

10-GigE Vendors Get Cold Feet
News Analysis | 6/19/2002

The standard is ready and so are the products, but the 10-Gbit/s Ethernet switch vendors don't want to be tested

Will Redback Close the Gap?
News Analysis | 6/18/2002

Redback is still struggling to convert its edge router trials to signed contracts

XO Finally Files for Bankruptcy
News Analysis | 6/17/2002

After seven months of talks, XO Communications goes to bankruptcy; creditors include Cisco, Lucent, Nortel, Qwest

Sun Sheds Light on Java Update
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Hints of security and multimedia improvements to J2ME in a possible bid to fend off potential rivals

Cuts for Tellium?
News Analysis | 6/17/2002

As Tellium struggles with the capex crunch, sources say it's preparing a 20 to 30 percent layoff

Dim on RIM?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2002

Analysts disagree over the pager company's future

A Sprint to Pain
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Sprint's just cut guidance again, proving that the industry is still unable to find its own bottom

Timetra Trumpets Its Edge Router
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Router startup Timetra says the future of edge routing is in programmable network processers. Will it fly?

Optical MAN's Hope
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

In-Stat/MDR sees growth coming to the optical MAN market. That is, unless a silly thing like the economy intervenes

Hutchison Plugs Its Java Hole
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Elata grabs prime service delivery contract as global 3G license-holder gears up for launch in UK

A Sprint to Pain
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2002

Sprint's just cut guidance again, proving that the industry is still unable to find its own bottom

PowerNetix Nets New Funding
News Analysis | 6/14/2002

The startup is rumored to have closed a new round of funding and appears to be doing well

Will Lucent Win After Warning?
News Analysis | 6/13/2002

Even as it cuts revenue expectations, Lucent's said to be gaining ground in new carrier contracts

Nextel Trials Flarion's Flash
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/13/2002

Could alternative technology let Nextel offer high-speed data on the cheap and give it a way to bypass 3G?

Quarry, NetScreen Ace the Test
News Analysis | 6/13/2002

Quarry edged out NetScreen in Light Reading's IPSec VPN performance test. No one else dared show up

Hey, Hey! We're the OMA!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/12/2002

Or: 'not another bloody mobile alliance'

Has Huawei Got Cisco's Number?
News Analysis | 6/12/2002

A muscular Chinese competitor has set up shop in North America - and it's got Nortel and Cisco in its crosshairs

Palm Unwired
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2002

The way forward — or more vaporware?

Nokia: What Squeeze?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/11/2002

Trading update shows handset sales up and revenues down — but margins still hover above 20 percent

KPNQwest Buys Some Time
News Analysis | 6/11/2002

Largest European data carrier has been given a few more weeks to sell assets -- while some employees work for free

Tenor Slashes Staff
News Analysis | 6/11/2002

The MPLS switchmaker may have cut as much as 40% of its staff and has closed down its Edinburgh R&D facility

Gartner Sees PDA Boom
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/10/2002

The research firm says the cost of ownership of devices is rising but expects wireless boom in the enterprise

Broadcom Launches New Switch Fabric
News Analysis | 6/10/2002

Claims it's first to guarantee QOS while handling terabits-a-second of packet-based traffic

Juniper's Kriens: Merging Along
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/10/2002

CEO Scott Kriens says Juniper hopes to close the Unisphere deal in July and employees will know their roles

VPNs Branch Out
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/10/2002

Service providers are relying on different types of VPNs to roll out their managed services

Moody's Moves on Sprint
News Analysis | 6/7/2002

A lower-grade investment status could hamper Sprint's efforts to raise money

Riverstone's Sinking Shares
News Analysis | 6/7/2002

Riverstone's outlook gets more grim after an earnings warning

Edge Routing Gets Service Friendly
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Cisco, CoSine, net.com, Nortel, and Unisphere all announced new service features at Supercomm this week

IoWave Begins Acquisition Spree
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2002

The fixed wireless firm buys Hybrid, Sprint's MMDS kit supplier, and says that's just for starters

Nokia Talks Core Convergence
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/6/2002

We talked with Nokia at Supercomm about its infrastructure dream, and it's IP to the core

OSS Vendors Taken to Task
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Industry sources say OSSs are draining carrier resources. Is there hope for a better future?

Atrica Adds DWDM
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Atrica has integrated DWDM with its Ethernet switch. Will there be takers?

Esrey Talks Tough, Touts Future
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/6/2002

Sprint's CEO blasts shaky investors, blames defunct carriers for their own demise, trumpets his vision of the future

Unisphere Close to $200-300M Deal?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

A big RBOC deal is in the works, most likely with Verizon, sources say -- which may explain Juniper's enthusiasm UPDATED 5:20PM

Chambers Apologizes, Proselytizes
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

Service providers have to provide much more than voice and data connections to survive, says Cisco CEO

There's an Ether-Fest at Supercomm
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

Cisco, Nortel, Tellabs, and Sycamore are among the equipment providers running to shape Ethernet offerings for carriers

Mahi Gets a Fresh $75M
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/5/2002

St. Paul leads a gang of 12 investors in support of Mahi's combo Sonet/Ethernet metro grooming switch

Babbio Bashes Price Regulation
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Verizon vice chairman and president says deregulation is a must for a telecom comeback

Nortel's EDGEy Business
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Nortel explains it all

Intel CTO: The Future Is Here!
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Picture gigabit optics to the desktop: It's coming within ten years, says Eric Mentzer

Optical Testing Gears Up
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Test equipment on display at Supercomm highlights trends toward optical Ethernet, DWDM, and multiservice metro

Tellabs Comes Ready to Play
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Tellabs announces product upgrades in several areas in an effort to further entrench itself with big carriers

Vendors Hold Service Creation Love-In
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/4/2002

Siemens ICN and Microsoft are among those to sign on for yet another industry collective

Laurel Scores at Level 3
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Laurel has finally announced a customer, but will Level 3's financial woes dampen the celebration?

Having a Flutter on the GGSNs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Four startups are betting that sophisticated service nodes will provide the engine power that drives 3G services. But are the carriers buying it?

Siemens, Alcatel Seeking Sycamore?
News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Once again, there's talk of somebody buying Sycamore, and sources say that this time a deal may be reached

AT&T Bids on KPNQwest Network
News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Bankrupt Dutch carrier says AT&T is among the companies negotiating to buy its network

Unisphere Shoots for Service Creation
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/3/2002

Software-based services platform will compete with IP service boxes from CoSine, Nortel's Shasta, and Net.com

CoSine's Fear Factor
News Analysis | 6/3/2002

IP services gearmaker adds protection against denial-of-service attacks to its menu of security features

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