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Kotura Integrates With $11M
News Analysis | 6/30/2004

An $11M funding round will push the former Lightcross into integrated-optics territory, the new CEO says

Tektronix Acquires Inet for $325M
News Analysis | 6/30/2004

Test vendor doubles its revenues and breaks into VOIP and network performance monitoring

SEC Steps Up Sonus Probe
News Analysis | 6/30/2004

Sonus's recent run of good product news is weighed down by a 'formal' SEC investigation into financial results

How About a Dry Martini?
Column | 6/30/2004

Toast the coming nuptials of Sonet & MPLS

Avici Not in on China Deal
News Analysis | 6/30/2004

Its routers are not part of IP backbone deal struck by OEM partner Huawei, says Chinese vendor

Ethernet/MPLS Growth Up for Grabs
News Analysis | 6/29/2004

As Ethernet services take off, multiple approaches are vying for carriers' hearts, according to a Heavy Reading report

Locust Meshes It Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/29/2004

Tiny Brit startup says it's all over the 802.11 mesh networking market

Cisco Acts on Actona
News Analysis | 6/29/2004

Snaps up data center software specialist for $82M, in a bid to speed up file access over WAN connections

Users Prowl, Admins Growl
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/29/2004

Wireless LANs: Can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em

BT Renews $656M Marconi Deal
News Analysis | 6/29/2004

Vendor retains a hefty chunk of BT's annual £300M network upgrade outsourcing contract

Wireless Prices Under Pressure
LR Mobile Column | 6/29/2004

Wireless Prices Under Pressure
Enterprise-grade 802.11 kit merits a premium over consumer gear, but that doesn't mean enterprise vendors will escape the price wars

Ikanos Catches IPO Fever
News Analysis | 6/28/2004

Loss-making chip maker hopes to raise up to $85 million on the stock market

Vernier's New New CEO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2004

Startup unwraps second CEO in under a year, fourth in all

Marconi Scales Down Its Edge
News Analysis | 6/28/2004

The Multiservice Edge Club gets a new member as Marconi launches low-cost box for the enterprise market

Nortel Waits on WiMax
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/28/2004

Canadian vendor won't be rushed into market move

Will Spying Charges Hurt Huawei?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/28/2004

Though the Supercomm spying charges aren't ironclad, they might add to unease about Huawei's ethics

Session Controllers Storm Chicago
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/25/2004

The session border controller firms were much in evidence at Supercomm

Supercomm Snippets: The Sequel
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/25/2004

Fun, frolics, freebies, and fermentations were all on offer at this year's Supercomm – if you knew where to look

Nokia Eyes CDMA 450
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/25/2004

Finnish vendor reported to be watching market 'very closely'

Huawei in Spying Flap
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/24/2004

Booth photographs by a Huawei employee have at least one equipment vendor crying foul

EV-DV on Hold?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/24/2004

DO'h! 3G technology set for delay as carriers seem content with data-only standard

ATCA Finds More Friends
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/24/2004

Intel customers Huawei and KT pledge to support the telecom hardware initiative, possibly upping its chances of success

DSL Revival
Column | 6/24/2004

SBC's FTTN plans look like good news for DSL

Myrio Rides Triple Play Wave
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/24/2004

Video middleware vendor ramps up its customer base and isn't sweating over Microsoft's IPTV spree

Cisco, Meriton Join ROADM Gang
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/24/2004

As Cisco rolls out its latest 15454 card, Meriton counters with a Cisco-busting strategy

Marconi Lands Telstra Deal
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/23/2004

Marconi and its equipment partner RBN are smiling wide today as Telstra awards a deal reportedly worth $210, UPDATED 6/24, 3PM

Spirent Gets Interactive
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/23/2004

Launches router test tool with a stop/start capability that's a hit with at least one lab

RPR Finds Its Niche
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/23/2004

Carriers are fancying Resilient Packet Rings these days, although deployment is coming in small chunks

Wi-LAN Takes On WiFi
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/23/2004

Makes legal move on Cisco in bid to claim patent rights over 802.11a/g modulation technology

Powell: VOIP Regs 'Grave Mistake'
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

Industry will be fine, he says, if regulators can restrain themselves, as VOIP and broadband take off

Lucent to Buy Broadsoft?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

Incumbent equipment provider may not be done shopping in the VOIP software space

SBC's $6 Billion Banquet
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

CEO Ed Whitacre pledges 4 to 6 billion for new fiber deployment and an IP TV partnership with Microsoft

Sprint Confirms EV-DO Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/22/2004

Carrier gives $1 billion network the green light and keeps options open on EV-DV

VPLS: Very Painful, Long & Slow
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

The converged network isn't always an easy sell, as Masergy's CEO relayed at yesterday's Light Reading Live conference

Video Profits on Pause?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

Triple Play might spell double trouble for service providers that are counting on making big bucks from video services

Agere Targets Resilience
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/22/2004

Unveils network processor developments inspired by British Telecom's 21st Century Network convergence project

MPLS Edge Onslaught
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Overture, Tellabs, and Turin add the MPLS/Ethernet access and edge gear that's starting to pile up at Supercomm

Cisco Creates Safety Net
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Targets government public safety projects with a mobile MAN based on existing WLAN equipment UPDATED 5:45 PM

Allied Telesyn Plays POTS Card
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Ethernet-based DLC and triple-play access platform now has ADSL, POTS, and fiber access capabilities in a single shelf

Headcount: Buy vs Lure
News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Sentito hires former Pelago chief, Polaris loses two execs, Kirana kisses off, and much more

Agilent Unveils All-in-One Tester
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

Pulls together a number of test tools into one product for multiservice testing

Foundry Fills Out at 4-7
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/21/2004

We're not talking about dress sizes – the vendor has unveiled its new family of switches at Supercomm

Telcordia's Softswitch Timebomb
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Its softswitch patent could land rival vendors with an unwanted license fee bill

Ethernet Rules Switch Fabric Market
News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Tallying all manner of switching devices, consultancy CIR sees a $1.5B market by 2008

Sprint Chases EV-DO?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Analysts claim carrier is set to announce surprise $800 million network deployment

Wireless Key to Nortel's Allure
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Canadian vendor's experience in wireless infrastructure may be the reason for Cisco's admiring glances

Wireless Key to Nortel's Allure
News Analysis | 6/18/2004

Canadian vendor's experience in wireless infrastructure may be the reason for Cisco's admiring glances

Startups Rally 'Round EFM
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/17/2004

With the 802.3ah standard poised for ratification, Ethernet startups are hoping to make a splash at Supercomm

Supercomm: A ROADM Show?
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Movaz and other vendors play 'follow the money' as ROADM announcements fly at Supercomm

Carriers Size Up B-RAS Needs
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Tier 1 operators' traffic strategies may challenge the established B-RAS vendors

SiNett Gets $15M for Switch Chip
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Wooooaah there! It’s an 802.11 chip startup with a twist

Cisco to Pay $89M for Procket Assets
News Analysis | 6/17/2004

Will take on engineering staff, intellectual property, and 'selected assets'

Cisco/Procket Deal Imminent
News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Sources say Cisco will announce its intent to acquire Procket tonight

Test Vendors Target VOIP, IPV6
News Analysis | 6/16/2004

As another vendor launches a VOIP test tool for carriers, Agilent seizes on another emerging market, IPV6

Straitshot Pitches Proprietary WAN
News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Sticking to Layer 2, a startup claims it has a service that is cheaper than Frame Relay and more secure than VPNs

Nokia Rejoins WiMax Forum
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Pledges support to industry body just months after declining membership

Transmode Branches Out
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/16/2004

Swedish CWDM pioneer's doing an ADVA - entering the Sonet/SDH edge market and clinching an OEM with a big vendor

Wireless Storage Ahoy?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2004

Linksys/Maxtor home deal sparks some interest in propects for enterprise wireless storage

MPLS Arrives in Access Nets
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/15/2004

Mangrove Systems, World Wide Packets, and Overture Networks prepare carriers for MPLS access networks

Teleglobe Tanks on Q1 Results
News Analysis | 6/15/2004

The acquisition of a leading VOIP wholesaler and a return to net profit hasn't been enough to please investors

Flarion in Tryst With T-Mobile?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/15/2004

Flash-OFDM startup hints at announced trial by year end but won't name names

Lucent Joins the Edge Crowd
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/15/2004

As expected, Lucent becomes the latest vendor with a new box for the multiservice edge

NetLogic Sets IPO Terms
News Analysis | 6/15/2004

The developer of search-engine chips could raise $80M at a share price of $14

Europe Slips Toward SIP
News Analysis | 6/15/2004

SIP's popularity was at the heart of the VON Europe show debate, though not everybody is ready for it

802.11 Fights Pricing Battle
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Unstrung Insider warns of falling enterprise wireless LAN profit margins

Ciena Drums Up Data Strategy
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Vendor trots out five announcements related to cutting carrier equipment spending and costs

Mahi Nabs $70M, Photuris Assets
News Analysis | 6/14/2004

Mahi builds up its product portfolio and piggy bank in search of larger service provider customers UPDATED 11:30AM

VOIP Service Pulverized
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

Jeff Pulver says Sentiro shouldn't have gone commercial with the first ENUM-based VOIP service

Cisco May Pocket Procket
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

Talks linger on, and one source says the deal is done at $80 million

Juniper's 'Pepsi' Set to Pop
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

The company's low-end enterprise routers are on tap for announcement next week, report says

Vonage Plans Q4 Launch in UK
News Analysis | 6/11/2004

VOIP service provider in partnership talks as it plans cost-conscious European launch by end of year

FCC: Back to the Drawing Board
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Yesterday's decision lets courts quash FCC UNE-P rules, raising questions about the next regulatory move

Spirent: Europe Lags on VOIP Testing
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Europe's major incumbent carriers are still at the 'exploratory' stage with VOIP, says the test system vendor

Managed Security Services Pipe Up
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

IPS and DOS prevention will headline managed security service launches in 04 and 05, finds Light Reading Insider

Security Spending Soars
News Analysis | 6/10/2004

Cisco is the biggest winner as demand for products to protect networks from threats continues to grow

Pipe Cleaners
Column | 6/10/2004

Service providers are getting their managed security acts together

Online Games Pose Carrier Conundrum
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Online gaming is coming to America and bringing broadband demand with it, a new study says

Redback's Got an Itsy-Bitsy B-RAS
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Edge router/B-RAS vendor has a new device for smaller carriers and the enterprise network

BT Moves Ahead With Mega Project
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Launches tendering process for 21st Century project with the goal of replacing UK telephone network with VOIP

Gary Smith: I’m OK, We’re OK
News Analysis | 6/9/2004

Says Ciena's acquisitions will pay off in the long run, and that the company had no choice

Skype Plans Some Ins & Outs
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Founder of free VOIP service tells the VON Europe show how he's going to make some money

Nortel, Laurel Extend B-RAS Lines
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Nortel doubles the density of its Shasta box while Laurel brings out a quarter-size version of its ST200

BT Denies Convergence Backing
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Says it's yet to sign up more carriers for its fixed-to-mobile convergence alliance

Hyperchip Has a Hiccup
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Canadian core router startup cuts its staff in half while its CEO heads for the door

Hotsip Snares Ericsson OEM Deal
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

Swedish startup's SIP systems will be integrated into Ericsson's softswitch, enabling it to address Tier 1 carriers

Arris: Comcast's Stealth VOIP Vendor
News Analysis | 6/8/2004

The vendor is supplying gear for Comcast's three VOIP trials – and a fourth in Detroit. Detroit?!

Force10 Rakes It In
News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Switch manufacturer gains $75M in its latest funding round, providing a springboard for an IPO in 2005

Alcatel Pushes Ethernet-Over-MPLS
News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Rolls out edge equipment aimed at driving down the cost of providing managed Ethernet services

Agere Targets VOIP, Video
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2004

New 'Datamapper' chip controls quality of service on every switch or router port

FNC Finds FASST Friends
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/7/2004

Fujistu becomes a reseller of gear from Atrica and CoSine in a bid to add broadband data services to its repertoire

Excel Intros Signaling Server
News Analysis | 6/7/2004

In a strategic shift, the switch maker charges further into the IP equipment market

Lucent Preps MPLS Infusion
News Analysis | 6/4/2004

The CBX 500 makeover starts with a new MPLS card, but rivals say it's a kludgy answer

Golden Expands Its Business Empire
News Analysis | 6/4/2004

Russian upstart Golden Telecom takes a majority stake in Uzbekistan's alternative business services carrier

Hammerhead Founder Steps Aside
News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Right off its product debut, the edge switching startup sees two senior technical officers step down

Siemens Boots Nokia (Again)
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Finnish vendor loses another 3G contract to German rival

Vonage Faces Risks, Says Report
News Analysis | 6/3/2004

Pure-play VOIP operators like Vonage are in a precarious position according to In-Stat/MDR

Nortel Leaves All Doors Open
News Analysis | 6/2/2004

New super-extra-cautious CEO still can't say when restatement process will be completed

Microsoft Sniffs Out Aruba
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/2/2004

Uses startup's kit for rogue detection on its massive corporate WLAN network

Riverstone Enters Edge Fray
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Its box has only Ethernet interfaces for now, but Riverstone expects its 15000 series to compete in multiservice circles

SonicWall Locks Into WLAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Security vendor wants to push into enterprise 802.11 market with wired/wireless play

Verizon Talk Lifts Tellabs
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Rumors about Verizon's multiservice edge RFP has given Tellabs a boost, though both say there's nothing to report

Axiowave Queues in the Core
Supercomm News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Offers its own approach to flow routing with its new core router

Carrier ENUM Gains Ground
News Analysis | 6/1/2004

Designed for consumer VOIP services, the ENUM protocol is proving useful for interconnecting carriers' VOIP networks

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