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Bells Challenge FCC Ruling
News Analysis | 8/29/2003

BellSouth, Qwest, and SBC get the Triennial Review legal bandwagon rolling by filing the first appeal

Veraz Has the Hot VOIP Hand
News Analysis | 8/29/2003

Cisco finds its VOIP kit replaced by softswitch and gateways from Veraz... again

Zhone's Strange Saga
News Analysis | 8/28/2003

As Zhone looks to swallows its ninth company, Tellium, it will have churned through $500M with little to show

Bells Embrace the Dishes
News Analysis | 8/27/2003

BellSouth latest to join the satellite gang as the battle against the cable guy heats up

Riverstone Oops! Level Rises
News Analysis | 8/27/2003

Company multiplies the amount of revenue overstated in 2002 and 2003

Ciena's Stock Spikes
News Analysis | 8/26/2003

Ciena's in line to win $200M over two years in a long-haul contract with MCI, UBS Warburg says

Tropic Shuffles Upstairs
News Analysis | 8/26/2003

Tropic Networks moves key advisor Robert Annunziata, ex-CEO of Velocita and GlobalX, into chairman's seat

Verizon Deal: Too Soon to Hope?
News Analysis | 8/26/2003

Yes, there's a Verizon long-haul RFP in the works. No, it's not certain when or how much

Fortinet Score $30M Funding Round
News Analysis | 8/26/2003

Fortinet, a security appliance startup, says it will use the new cash to add more application-aware features

Kevin Kennedy Gets His Dream Job
News Analysis | 8/26/2003

The former Cisco and Openwave Exec is getting his shot at CEO with the high-risk, high-visibility JDS Uniphase post

Headcount: Labor Daze
NFOEC News Analysis | 8/25/2003

Verizon talks continue, Cindana Turkatte resurfaces, Ceterus ramps up, and GSI saves the etalons

Lucent's Saudi Deal Prompts Probe
NFOEC News Analysis | 8/25/2003

A Saudi telecommunication company's lawsuit against Lucent has prompted the DOJ and SEC to investigate

Agere Goes Gaga Over Gig-E
News Analysis | 8/25/2003

Agere spends $26M on Ireland's Massana; says it will help it tap the growing market for copper Gigabit Ethernet PHYs

WorldCom Lashes Back
News Analysis | 8/25/2003

Following a string of discouraging events, WorldCom's creditors are demanding detractors put up or shut up

Report: Carriers Get Hip to IP
News Analysis | 8/25/2003

Infonetics says demand for IP routers outpaces demand for multiservice switches as carriers migrate their networks

Nortel's Korean Deployment: How Big?
NFOEC News Analysis | 8/22/2003

Nortel claims another deal with Korea Telecom, but lots of folks are fighting for pieces of the pie

Avanex Adds to Arsenal
NFOEC News Analysis | 8/22/2003

Fresh off its Corning and Alcatel buys, the components maker offers $6M for Vitesse's optical-modules assets

Nokia Preps for W-CDMA War
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/22/2003

Finnish vendor admits to previous W-CDMA problems as it guns for #1 spot

Fiber Surprise in FCC Rules?
News Analysis | 8/22/2003

New FCC rules have a big impact on the Fiber-to-the-whatever market, but results aren't as positive as was hoped

Nexagent Promises VPN Nirvana
News Analysis | 8/22/2003

UK startup says it's cracked the problem of how to provide global VPNs with achievable quality of service

JDSU Launches Regime Change
News Analysis | 8/21/2003

CEO Jozef Straus and COO Syrus Madavi are leaving, while ex-Cisco exec Kevin Kennedy takes the reins

Ciena Loses More, Spends More
News Analysis | 8/21/2003

Ciena plans $45M SAN acquisition... after announcing net losses larger than its quarterly revenues

XPAK Setback?
News Analysis | 8/21/2003

Component vendors report Cisco is favoring the X2 multiservice agreement for 10-Gig transceivers

Corona Networks Disappears
News Analysis | 8/20/2003

Looks as if the IP edge startup's bitten the dust. What's to become of its deal with Alcatel?

Hutch UK Clings to Network
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/20/2003

Subscriber figures may be disappointing, but this network ain't for sale

Riverstone's Got a New Chief
News Analysis | 8/20/2003

Former Nortel exec Oscar Rodriguez has taken over as top dog at Riverstone, and he's got some work to do

Sycamore Slouches After Earnings
News Analysis | 8/20/2003

Executives stress cash preservation on quarterly conference call; no news on Gig-BE; jobs still being cut

Is Startup M&A on the Rebound?
News Analysis | 8/20/2003

Recent reports look promising, but it's early to say M&A in telecom and networking has picked up

NexTone in Tune With Cisco?
News Analysis | 8/19/2003

The session controller startup is getting plenty of action with Cisco. Is there a deal in the works?

VPNs à la Carte
News Analysis | 8/19/2003

Nearly 75% of enterprises manage their own VPNs - so carriers are offering bits & pieces to get in the door

Nextel Goes Indoors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/19/2003

Strings up a wireless LAN with RadioFrame, like we told you ages ago

What's Behind Spirent Spate?
News Analysis | 8/19/2003

Spirent's latest mega-announcement is further evidence of tester market consolidation

Exec Payoffs Dog Zhone/Tellium Merger
News Analysis | 8/19/2003

Exec compensation could cause a flap when Tellium merges with Zhone, according to an SEC filing

Airgoooooooooooo!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/18/2003

Will customers pay for hot-rod WLAN silicon?

Reports: Router Sales Grew in Q2
News Analysis | 8/18/2003

Service providers are buying IP routers again. Does this mean a recovery is underway?

Analysts Narrow RFP Odds
News Analysis | 8/18/2003

Lehman refines its shortlists of likely winners of the GIG-BE and FTTP projects in the US

Invites Go Out for SSL VPN Test
News Analysis | 8/18/2003

Vendors get the chance to participate for free in a Light Reading performance test

Startup Makes Home in Palestine
News Analysis | 8/15/2003

'If we had the political stability, I’d say that this is the best place in the world to live,' says founder of Exalt

Xtera Scores Surprise $30M
News Analysis | 8/15/2003

While competitors disappear from view, long-haul startup Xtera scores big bucks. What gives?

The Week at WorldCom: Chapter II
News Analysis | 8/15/2003

That's chapter two... in which we learn that no matter how bad things are, they can always get worse

Net Up, Phones Busy in Blackout
News Analysis | 8/15/2003

The Internet worked but many phone circuits choked, raising more questions about telco operations

Will RBOCs Undermine Osmine?
News Analysis | 8/15/2003

RBOCs issuing RFIs for optical management software, say sources. Is Telcordia's monopoly under threat?

Why Is Ethernet Switching in the Dumps?
News Analysis | 8/14/2003

If Ethernet services are so hot, how come the Ethernet switch market's still in decline?

LX4 Gets Another Chance
News Analysis | 8/14/2003

But even interest from Cisco - Cisco! - might not save this castaway of a 10-Gig Ethernet standard

Ciena Tightening Its Belt
News Analysis | 8/14/2003

Ciena has recently cut 50 more jobs, but it may need much bigger layoffs in the effort to break even

Verizon Pushes-to-Talk, Finally
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/13/2003

Verizon jumps on Nextel's tail, with push-to-talk service expected this week

Startups Look for the Bottom
News Analysis | 8/13/2003

Startups may have seen the worst of the downturn, says LR Insider... at least those with survival plans

Test Market Goes Metro
NFOEC News Analysis | 8/13/2003

Metro networking is a boon to the tough tester market, but not all players stand to profit, says a recent report

ADC CEO Jumps Ship to MCI
News Analysis | 8/13/2003

Rick Roscitt joins MCI as president and COO. What's behind this move from cooking utensil to inferno?

Control Plane Envy
News Analysis | 8/12/2003

PMC's MIPS-based chips still dominate among control-plane processors, but rivals are coming on strong

Saudi Firm Sues Lucent for Bribery
News Analysis | 8/12/2003

Battle of the baksheesh? Saudi Arabian telecom operator called Silki La Silki says Lucent greased a few palms

Lucent Reorgs Global Sales
News Analysis | 8/12/2003

Lucent's reunified wireless and wireline sales. How will sales folk handle those tricky Cisco and Juniper NDAs?

Service Providers See Green in SSL
News Analysis | 8/11/2003

Bell Canada's making a move with its secured VPN service, and others are preparing such services

DLCs Gain Foreign Currency
News Analysis | 8/11/2003

Outside North America, DLC upgrades are gaining momentum with growth in demand for more data services

Digital Lightwave Avoids Eviction
News Analysis | 8/11/2003

The testing company, whose stock hovers above $1, has reached a settlement with its landlord

Aruba Airs New Software
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/11/2003

WLAN Switch startup adds more RF management, monitoring, planning and security capabilities to its product line

Is Video In Demand?
News Analysis | 8/11/2003

Investors and service providers push forward in the VOD market, despite the naysayers

JDSU Joins XFP Fray
News Analysis | 8/11/2003

Interest from the optics giant might indicate a good start for the 10-Gig serial MSA

Talk Links Internet Photonics & Ericsson
News Analysis | 8/8/2003

Sources say Internet Photonics has quietly joined Ericsson for a campaign in Europe and Asia/Pac

The Week at WorldCom
News Analysis | 8/8/2003

Time to change its name from MCI to UUnet? Poll says the weak should go to the wall

CLECs Rise Again
News Analysis | 8/8/2003

The CLEC crop withered two years ago. Now, a more vigorous strain has taken root

CoSine Liquidation Threat Over
News Analysis | 8/8/2003

CoSine's largest institutional investor has backed down from its plan to return company assets to shareholders

Procket Plows On
News Analysis | 8/7/2003

Interim CEO looks for more cash and slashes spending, as the company continues booking revenue from Asia

Vendors Await FTTP Shortlist
News Analysis | 8/7/2003

DLC and PON vendors are pacing their offices, waiting for 3 RBOCs to reveal who's making the cut in a big FTTP deal

Is Ciena Eyeing Luminous & Laurel?
News Analysis | 8/7/2003

Scuttlebutt has it the startups are shortlisters for investment and possible merger

SBC's Hotspot Hoopla
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/7/2003

Service provider is following in Cometa's footsteps with plans for a massive public WLAN network in the US

Seranoa Scores $9M More
News Analysis | 8/6/2003

A bevy of investors likes its pitch and customer traction. Can it last?

IP Infusion Adds a Layer
News Analysis | 8/6/2003

The market for low-cost Ethernet boxes is making Layer 2 an attractive target for software vendors

Homeland Security Startups Heat Up
News Analysis | 8/6/2003

Local government looks to hatch security startups in the DC area with an incubator

WaterCove Wins Alcatel
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2003

Startup beats out Cisco in deal to supply services and billing-related software for wireless router platform

Cogent Investors Ante Up (Again)
News Analysis | 8/6/2003

The company's been taken over by its investors. Now it must prove itself

Carriers Want a Little B-RAS on the Edge
News Analysis | 8/6/2003

They want to bring content distribution closer to customers; vendors are scrambling to meet their needs

And Furthermore, Bill...
Column | 8/6/2003

And Furthermore, Bill – Geoff Bennett

2005: A Switch Odyssey?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/6/2003

Analysts and startups predict that the enterprise WLAN market should take off by 2005

Investors Sell the Cisco News
News Analysis | 8/5/2003

Cisco hits its numbers, but investors are not impressed as inventories rise and gross margins slip

Verizon Joins Wayport Gang
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2003

Verizon leans on Wayport for hotspot rollout as market continues to doubt revenue potential

Investors Sell the Cisco News
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/5/2003

Cisco hits its numbers, but investors are not impressed as inventories rise and gross margins slip

Chapter 11: Good for Whom?
News Analysis | 8/5/2003

The MCI brouhaha is raising questions over why so many bankrupt carriers are given a second chance

Ceyba Shuts Down
News Analysis | 8/5/2003

Wobbly board says so long to long-haul long shot

Headcount: Survey Sez
News Analysis | 8/4/2003

Tellabs, BellSouth outsource; Verizon labor talks continue; and the rumor mill is spinning out of control

SSL Players Get Feature-Happy
News Analysis | 8/4/2003

Aventail and Neoteris add bells and whistles to SSL security gear, to keep up with the IPSec crowd

Cisco Gateways Get the Gate
News Analysis | 8/4/2003

Wholesale carrier Transcom rips out and replaces 50,000 ports of Cisco gateways with Veraz gear

VARs Shop for Wireless
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/4/2003

VARs and system integrators tout alternatives to Cisco 802.11 gear

Verizon Strike Averted (for Now)
News Analysis | 8/1/2003

Talks continue, but 'key issues remain unresolved' UPDATED 8/4 9:30 AM

Smooth Sailing for VLAN Standard
News Analysis | 8/1/2003

Members of the VLAN standards group are (gasp!) getting along, while reporters long for the RPR salad days

Cingular's Spectrum Dance
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2003

Will they, won't they? Terse operator is still in talks over the acquisition of 3G spectrum from NextWave

VARs Go Wild for WLAN
LR Mobile News Analysis | 8/1/2003

WLAN is creating new business for systems integrators and resellers, but are there enough partners to go around?

Covaro 'Jacks' Ethernet
News Analysis | 8/1/2003

Startup says it has a way to manage Ethernet services as it would T1 circuits

VC Figures Hint at Upswing
News Analysis | 8/1/2003

New studies say VC funding's stopped dropping, but it's too soon to call a trend

Juniper Cuts Cable
News Analysis | 8/1/2003

Cancels CMTS product line it acquired for $200M when it bought Pacific Broadband Communications

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