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Management Buyouts Blossom
News Analysis | 9/30/2003

A string of new component startups includes Headwall (ex-Agilent) and ANDevices & InPhenix (out of Axon)

VPN/Firewall Vendors Look to Wireless
News Analysis | 9/30/2003

As wireless carriers spend more on infrastructure, VPN/firewall vendors will likely benefit

Marconi Scores $9M Gov't Win
News Analysis | 9/30/2003

Marconi's big multiservice switch attracts business from another government agency

Was GIG-BE Process Flawed?
News Analysis | 9/30/2003

Legislators are questioning whether DISA's selection process had sufficient government involvement

Tahoe Tumbles On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/30/2003

Rumor mill in full flood as VC keeps the faith

AMCC Switches On IBM's Fabric
News Analysis | 9/29/2003

AMCC is acquiring the PowerPRS switch fabric from IBM after a homegrown design didn't pan out

Alcatel Redraws Router Strategy
News Analysis | 9/29/2003

The company says it will drop the 7770 OBX core router product and combine its features with TiMetra products

Verizon Catches Data Wave
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/29/2003

Launches high-speed data service for mobile workers in San Diego and Washington DC

Headcount: For the Masses
News Analysis | 9/29/2003

Mass layoffs continue, Hatteras can't keep a CEO, LightCross loses its COO, and Lucent tries to calm pensioners

AT&T Gets Hip to Switched Ethernet
News Analysis | 9/29/2003

AT&T is markedly aggressive in its metro Ethernet service rollout. The race with ILECs is on!

Motorola Locks Down Chips
News Analysis | 9/29/2003

A new group of the company's PowerQuicc chips become the latest processors to add encryption

Core Blimey!
News Analysis | 9/26/2003

One in five carriers don't know Juniper makes core routers -- and three out of four haven't heard of Avici

Lucent Retirees Get the Schacht
News Analysis | 9/26/2003

Board member and ex-CEO Henry Schacht hits the road to confront 'enraged' oldies over benefit cuts. Pardon?

Ethernet Differences Revealed in Poll
News Analysis | 9/26/2003

Ethernet-to-the-home is hot in the Asia/Pacific and a complete dead duck in North America, says LR poll

Asking the Right Question
Column | 9/26/2003

Asking the Right Question – Peter Heywood

Security Boxes Look to Ban Spam
News Analysis | 9/26/2003

Spam-fighting is a growing opportunity, and many security applicance vendors are so positioning their products

KT 's Got an Earnings Success Story
News Analysis | 9/26/2003

North American carriers might look East for models of success: South Korean carrier KT is making bacon

NEC Gears Up for WLANs
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/25/2003

Japanese giant will introduce 'voice and data' WLAN products for business customers next month

Pirelli Returns
News Analysis | 9/25/2003

Its lab division, working on photonic crystals, debuts at ECOC with tunable lasers and promise of a tunable OADM

MPLS Migration Gets a Voice
News Analysis | 9/25/2003

MPLS/Frame Relay Alliance plan will help carriers migrate compressed voice traffic to an MPLS backbone

Ciena Links Up With Luminous
News Analysis | 9/25/2003

As anticipated, Ciena's glommed onto the RPR startup to round out its multiservice portfolio

Tellabs Unveils Vivace Sibling
News Analysis | 9/25/2003

Announces home-grown platform that will work with its Vivace switch in converged IP/MPLS backbones

Salira Gets Another China Deal
News Analysis | 9/25/2003

Ethernet PON vendor Salira has scored a multiyear project with a cable provider in China

Cisco Winning Market Perception War
News Analysis | 9/24/2003

A huge, ground-breaking survey by Heavy Reading shows that Cisco has won the hearts & minds of carriers

PetaSwitch Kicks the Bucket
News Analysis | 9/24/2003

The struggling switch-fabric vendor will call it quits at the end of September

Lucent Settlement Gets Preliminary Nod
News Analysis | 9/24/2003

Lucent's got initial approval of its previously announced plan to settle shareowner and related litigation

Cisco Goes Buyback Happy
News Analysis | 9/24/2003

Cisco's board gives the green light to gobble up another $7B in shares... Is it the best use of cash?

Lehman: Telecom Downturn Is Over
News Analysis | 9/24/2003

Steve Levy says telecom's headed for better days, and he's upgraded the entire wireline equipment sector

Survey: Carriers Plan More Optical
News Analysis | 9/24/2003

A KMI survey of 141 carriers shows spending patterns could increase next year

Verizon Blames Everyone
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2003

The FCC, the unions, the economy... even the weather appears to be at fault for reduced profit estimates

Filtronic Reaches First Base
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/23/2003

Possible Siemens deal gives subsystem vendor foothold in base-station battle

Tellium Landlord Up In Arms
News Analysis | 9/23/2003

Could a dispute with a New Jersey real estate company stymie the merger between Tellium and Zhone?

Verizon Cuts Outlook, Blames Everyone
News Analysis | 9/23/2003

The FCC, the unions, the economy... even the weather appears to be at fault for reduced profit estimates

SureWest Picks Allied Telesyn Gear
News Analysis | 9/23/2003

SureWest Communications will buy 5,000 gateways from the access vendor for FTTH rollout

DCL: Hiring Toward Profits
News Analysis | 9/22/2003

Telecom software supplier credits employees with profitability and seeks new hires. What a novel concept...

Network Operators List Their Peeves
News Analysis | 9/19/2003

Listen up, equipment vendors: Network operators have a bone to pick with y'all

Nextel's Yellow Peril
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/19/2003

Turn 'em over. They're, er... Done

Is Spirent Set to Be Swallowed?
News Analysis | 9/19/2003

A spike in shares set off takeover rumors in London today. Agilent's named as the key suspect

Riverstone in Debt Dustup
News Analysis | 9/19/2003

Filing shows Riverstone is bickering with a debt holder over a $1.5M claim

Copper Access Startups Tarnished
News Analysis | 9/18/2003

Valo closes, Hatteras sheds jobs. Despite funding woes, technologists still enthuse over Ethernet-over-copper

Nationwide Optical Research Net Planned
News Analysis | 9/18/2003

To have 40 lambdas running 10-Gbit/s Ethernet over 11,000 miles of fiber. Cisco's a member

Juniper Gets a Piece of KT
News Analysis | 9/18/2003

Looks as if Laurel and Juniper will split the action in KT's new Metro Ethernet build in S. Korea

Vendors Miss the Business Boat
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/18/2003

Unstrung Insider raises questions over quality of business-class access point marketing

Wireless LAN Class Wars
LR Mobile Column | 9/18/2003

The perils of using consumer-grade wireless LAN kit in a business-class network

Traffic Managers Ready for Commute
News Analysis | 9/17/2003

Teradiant samples chips for the first time, while Azanda gets designed in with Korea's LG Electronics

ADVA Takes Aim at SDH Access
News Analysis | 9/17/2003

New access device uses VCAT and GFP technology to connect business data through fiber networks

Ericsson Fights for Orange 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/17/2003

Swedish vendor insists it is a major player in carrier's 3G rollout plans

ISPs Hit Back at FCC
News Analysis | 9/16/2003

Bway.net is trying to drum up a class action lawsuit against the FCC over its phasing out of line-sharing

Mosaid Cans CAMs
News Analysis | 9/16/2003

One more network chip player bows out as the co-processor market continues to shrink

Orange Chews 3G Kit
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/16/2003

Carrier confirms vendor rumours but keeps schtum on the smallprint

Laurel Wraps Up KT Deal
News Analysis | 9/16/2003

Edge router startup gets more business in Asia, where KT is deploying Ethernet-based Internet services

Headcount: Buddy Can You Share a Line?
News Analysis | 9/16/2003

SBC whines (and cuts jobs), Tellabs asks for volunteers, Sprint outsources, and Entrisphere is 'not engaging'

Yipes Rides Back With $63.5M
News Analysis | 9/15/2003

Yipes is back, after a brief hiatus in Chapter 11 followed by a year of buildout. Will this time be different?

Digital TV Stalls Stateside
News Analysis | 9/15/2003

Digital headend providers turn to international market, citing slow broadband video adoption in the US

DISA Talk Bounces Stocks
News Analysis | 9/12/2003

Sycamore and Juniper rise on pending contract potential while Cisco, Ciena, and Corvis shares fall

DSL Forum Tackles Premium Services
News Analysis | 9/12/2003

New specs should spur growth in DSL revenue for carriers and provide a boost to equipment vendors

LR Insider Handicaps DSLAM Market
News Analysis | 9/12/2003

It may be more important than you think. Alcatel's still winning, but watch out for the Asian players

BREW Bubbles Into Europe
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/12/2003

Qualcomm's software platform preps for push into virgin territory

GIG-BE Winners Named
News Analysis | 9/12/2003

Ciena, Juniper, Cisco, and Sycamore have each won part of the big federal deal, sources say

AT&T Closer to 'One' With Itself
News Analysis | 9/11/2003

AT&T's CTO says the carrier has narrowed to two the list of candidates for a big multiservice edge contract

NEC Plots Router Push
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/11/2003

Japanese vendor prepares to do battle in global wireless router space

SBC Ratchets Up PON Politics
News Analysis | 9/11/2003

CEO Whitacre turns up the heat on FTTP. Is it really a business debate or a political one?

TV Over DSL Over Italy
News Analysis | 9/11/2003

FastWeb rolls out out large-scale project, defying pundits who doubt it'll make money

Ciena Takes Stake in Laurel
News Analysis | 9/10/2003

Ciena invests in Laurel Networks' third round, plans to resell its gear. Is another acquisition looming?

China Unicom: Revenue Uplift
News Analysis | 9/10/2003

There's plenty to crow about here, but be cautious before donning those rose-colored shades

Legra's Leg Up?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2003

Stop me if you've heard this one before: Wireless LAN switch startup brings in networking veteran as CEO

OBSAI Revs Up
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/10/2003

Base station initiative kicks into gear and gives rival body the eye

Lucent Cuts Retiree Healthcare
News Analysis | 9/10/2003

Wrinklies distraught, but Lucent says its deal's still better than 90 percent of US businesses

Nasdaq Delists Riverstone
News Analysis | 9/10/2003

After missing a deadline, it's gotten the boot from the Nasdaq exchange

ROADMs Could Boost Components
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/10/2003

The reconfigurable OADM could finally get real if some anticipated RFPs emerge in the fall

Lucent Wins DMX Deal at AT&T
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/9/2003

AT&T adds another next-gen Sonet vendor to its network. Hint: It's not Ciena

PONs Push On
News Analysis | 9/9/2003

New products and funding point to hopes of an international market buildout

MSPPs Are in the Chips
News Analysis | 9/9/2003

Heavy Reading report on multiservice provisioning platforms points to emerging markets for semiconductors

LightPointe Does China FSO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/9/2003

Huawei is set to resell LightPointe's FSO gear in China, but will the deal cause problems with key investor Cisco?

LightPointe Teams With Huawei
News Analysis | 9/9/2003

Huawei is set to resell LightPointe's FSO gear in China, but will the deal cause problems with key investor Cisco?

Boffin Forecasts Telecom Rebound
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/9/2003

Light Reading Live! keynoter Andrew Odlyzko finds a healthy telecom future in the past

Headcount: More Cuts Coming
News Analysis | 9/9/2003

The recession ain't really over, Ciena and Cisco keep cutting, and Metro-Optix sells itself, post mortem

AFC Comes Clean on FTTP
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/8/2003

It's been rushing to develop extra DLC modules targeting the big RBOC fiber-to-the-premises RFP

Cisco Joins Sonet SAN Club
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Adds Fibre Channel to ONS 15454, part of the growing metro optical SAN extension crowd

Metro Optical Gear Reaches Out
NFOEC News Analysis | 9/8/2003

Nortel and Meriton are extending the reach of metro DWDM gear, thanks to better components

Voodoo Econ in Metro DWDM
Column | 9/8/2003

The Metro DWDM business case hasn't always matched the reality case – Doug Green

'Ready for Our Closeup, RF'
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2003

Close encounters of the wireless kind

Europe Catches PTT Bug
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/5/2003

Startups predict surge in carrier interest as first PTT-like rollout hits Europe

Sell-Side Fêtes Foundry
News Analysis | 9/5/2003

Analysts wax bullish on Foundry's short-term and long-term prospects as the company heads to end of quarter

Verizon Inks Deal With Unions
News Analysis | 9/5/2003

After months of negotiations and threats of a strike, Verizon settles its score with the unions

Access Is Fiber-Starved
News Analysis | 9/5/2003

Despite solid growth, says report, US Ethernet services will be hampered by lack of fiber to buildings

Security Sales Stall
News Analysis | 9/4/2003

Confused customers slow down security spending as vendors introduce new 'application-aware' technologies

NTT Calls for Ethernet PON
News Analysis | 9/4/2003

Japan's NTT has put feelers out for an Ethernet PON. How big is the job, and who'll likely win?

IEEE Eyeballs Compensation
News Analysis | 9/4/2003

Electronic dispersion compensation is emerging as an alternative for sending 10 Gbit/s down old fiber

Cicada Clicks With GigE Controllers
News Analysis | 9/4/2003

The startup has aspirations in the Ethernet controller market, with help from PC chip supplier VIA

Nortel's Roaming Action
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/3/2003

WLAN-to-cellular roaming part of $1 billion Verizon contract

Heavy Reading Spotlights MSPP Split
News Analysis | 9/3/2003

Report divides metro MSPP products into two classes, explores which provides the best migration path

Laurel Dates Dacom
News Analysis | 9/3/2003

Laurel now has two announced customers: Level 3 and South Korea's Dacom

Optovation Parts Hit the Market
News Analysis | 9/3/2003

Optical subsystem startup is shutting down and shedding intellectual property. Is Laurel Networks nibbling?

Report: Optical to Rise Again (Sort of)
News Analysis | 9/3/2003

Optical networking is on a wee upturn, as older gear falls out and carriers open the wallets for newer stuff

Extreme: Ship Ahoy!
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2003

It's D-Day on the WLAN front, as wired incumbent Extreme is preparing to ship first WLAN products this month

New Corvis Investors Unveiled
News Analysis | 9/2/2003

Thirty-three investors have poured over $70 million cash into Corvis. Is it a good deal?

Starent Shines On
LR Mobile News Analysis | 9/2/2003

Korean W-CDMA deal gives wireless router startup a lead on rivals

Xtera Nabs Metro-Optix Assets
News Analysis | 9/2/2003

Xtera, fresh from a $30M round, hopes metro gear will keep customers happy 'til long-haul sales return

Nortel's Summer Abroad
News Analysis | 9/2/2003

Canadian firm has announced mostly international contracts this summer, with emphasis on Asia

AFS Enters Ethernet Fray
News Analysis | 9/1/2003

American Fiber Systems is going from wholesaling dark fiber to selling Ethernet services. Can it work?

Redux Revisits RAD
News Analysis | 9/1/2003

Founders of Redux will clash with their alma mater as both produce chips for TDM over IP

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